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The 2024 Tribeca Festival jury has been announced with a star-studded filmmaker lineup. This year, David O. Russell, Selma Blair, Asghar Farhadi, Kim Cattrall, Francesca Scorsese, and more will select the winning projects in the film, games, and audio storytelling sections across the 17 competition categories. In addition to the awards in competition categories, the Nora Ephron Award, created to honor the spirit and vision of the legendary filmmaker and writer, will be presented. The festival, presented by OKX, will take place from June 5 through 16. “We are thrilled to once again welcome a diverse group of remarkable filmmakers,…

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Cinema Without Borders is proud to present Bridging The Borders Award for the 16  year at the prestigious SEEfest, South East European Film Festival LA. Bridging The Borders Award offered by Cinema Without Borders goes to a feature film that helps bringing people of our world closer together. Winner will be announced on May 8th during the closing ceremony of the 19th Edition of the festival at the Fine Arts theater. SEEfest will run from May 1th to May 8th. Jury members for MOZAIK Bridging the Borders Award are: KEELY BADGER Keely Badger is the Founder and Chief Marketing Officer…

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The 63rd Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (FICCI), in Cartagena, Colombia, paid tribute to the world-renowned Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi on April 18. At the ceremony, the festival award, the Golden India statuette, was presented to Farhadi, recognizing his exceptional artistic career in the seventh art, ISNA reported. With two Oscar Awards for Best Foreign Language Film for “A Separation” (2011) and “The Salesman” (2016), Farhadi has captivated the global audience with his unique vision. A panel discussion was also held on the same day, where Ansgar Vogt, artistic director of FICCI, spoke with Farhadi about his career and…

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A cross-country journey in search of a mysterious treasure puts the nature of faith to the test in “The Great Yawn of History,” the feature debut of Iranian director Aliyar Rasti, which premieres Feb. 22 in the competitive Encounters section of the Berlin Film Festival. The film tells the story of a man of wavering religious conviction who dreams of a box of gold hidden in a cave. Convinced he’s forbidden by Islamic law to claim the treasure himself, he turns to a non-believer to assist him, setting into motion an arduous journey of both physical and spiritual dimensions as the…

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“Slow,”  Marija Kavtaradze’s delicate romance, won the Crystal Arrow at the 15th edition of Les Arcs Film Festival from a jury presided over by Oscar-nominated Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (“A Separation”). Kavtaradze’s sophomore outing, “Slow” world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it won best director. The film revolves around the bond between Elena (Greta Grinevičiūtė), a contemporary dancer teaching to deaf youth, and Dovydas (Kęstutis Cicėnas), a sign language interpreter class. “The Teachers’ Lounge,” meanwhile, won the jury prize. The satirical movie, directed Ilker Çatak, world premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, in the Panorama section, and was just shortlisted…

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If last year’s quintet of Oscar-nominated feature documentaries reflected a voting branch with an appetite for international stories, then it is one that is being well-served by the crop of films on offer this year. Last year, nominated international stories came from directors hailing from North America (Navalny, Fire Of Love), Denmark (A House Made Of Splinters) and India (All That Breathes), competing alongside a sole US story, All The Beauty And The Bloodshed. Navalny won the Oscar. This time around, leading contenders for the documentary Oscar include a diverse group of films that, as well as dealing with international subjects, come from international…

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In BAD LIVING, Portuguese Oscar entry directed by João Canijo in a family-run hotel, by the Portuguese northern shore, lives a group of women from different generations of the same family, whose relationships with each other have grown poisoned by bitterness. They try to survive in the declining hotel, as the unexpected arrival of a granddaughter to this oppressive space stirs trouble, reviving latent hatred and piled-up resentments. https://vimeo.com/876337272 Cinema Without Borders: What motivated you to make BAD LIVING? João Canijo: Mostly the need to expose something about my deeper concerns. I had to stop wandering around themes disguising my…

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“Representation matters” is a guiding principle of the Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival, and it’s the reason the film screenings, which showcase the perspectives of Indigenous people, return Nov. 17-19. According to the festival’s director, Brad Brown, the event is the largest Indigenous film festival on the East Coast. Now in its seventh year, Pocahontas Reframed is designed to raise awareness surrounding Native American languages, cultures and societies through film. Held at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture’s Robins Family Forum, new this year is a marketplace dedicated to Native American and Indigenous peoples’ crafts, artwork and jewelry. Food trucks will also…

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Winner of 2023 Bridging The Borders Award for 21th edition of Polish Film Festival, LA has been announced today. 2023 Polish Film Festival, LA was held at El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. Cinema Without Borders jury picked “Big Little Words” Directed by Mariusz Brozekfor the Honorary Mention and “Stagnant,” Directed by Konrad Kultys as the winner of the MOZAIK Bridging The Borders Award., Offered by Cinema Without Borders and sponsored by MOZAIK Philantropy. MOZAIK Bridging The Borders Award Jury Statement: ” As jurors for the esteemed Polish Film Festival, we have had the privilege of viewing a remarkable selection of…

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21th Hungarian Film Festival , LA will be held from October 27th to November 2nd 2023 at Laemmle Monica Film Center, 1332 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Four Souls of Coyote 2023, feature, animation, 104 minutes Set in the present day, Native American teenagers confront the crew of an oil pipeline project, just down the hill from the land of their ancestors. The grandfather evokes the ancient tale of their Creation myth, reminding all of us that the challenges facing humanity are universal, and that we need to find our place in the great circle of creatures. Director: Áron…

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