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WINSTON-SALEM — Celebrating its 21st season, the RiverRun International Film Festival will take place April 4 to 14, bringing about 160 screenings to Winston-Salem and Greensboro. Based in Winston-Salem, RiverRun is an Academy Award-qualifying festival in two categories: Documentary Short and Animated Short. In April 2018, RiverRun was named by Moviemaker magazine as one of the “Top 50 Film Festivals Worldwide Worth the Entry Fee.” More recently, in January, USA Today named RiverRun one of the “10 amazing film festivals worth traveling for.” RiverRun is evaluating more than 1,600 films that were submitted for consideration. The 2019 festival lineup will…

The seventh Chennai International Documentary and Short Film Festival, that kick-starts on Wednesday, will set some new highs this year. Organised by Goethe Institut, along with Marupakkam, the city-based cinema collective, the festival lasting five days will offer an interesting line-up for film aficionados. Curated by Amudhan RP, the festival director as well as the founder of Marupakkam (established in 1996), the festival will screen around 35 documentaries and 15 short films from across India and countries like Germany, Spain, Russia, Israel, China, and Italy. “We have chosen contemporary films that are made over the past two years. Since I curate…

The 20th Anniversary Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. (SFFLA) will continue over this weekend on  January 19th and 20th at the Writers Guild Theater 135 S. Doheny in Beverly Hills. “top films from the top of Europe” featuring “Oscar” submissions and other current films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and with BalticFilmExpo@SFFLA–Baltic neighbors Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. www.sffla.net The festival has become a highlight of the “film season” run up to awards season culminating in the Oscars. The festival has been called “Nordic film’s ‘home away from home’ in the film capital of the world.” The annual residency has created…

If there was one through line in the IFC’s first (and hopefully not last) annual Iranian Film Festival New York, it would be the idea of artistic stasis—of artists either incapable or not allowed to create. Many of the films are self-reflexive examinations of filmmaking within Iran’s notoriously tightly-censored industry, while in others writers struggle to conquer seemingly insurmountable writer’s block. But beyond the confines of the creative industry, we find families paralyzed by internal divisions or trapped within desperate socio-economic circumstances. Regardless of their differences, the films featured represent both the current art cinema Iran gained international fame for…

The 20th Anniversary Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. (SFFLA) will be in residence at the Writers Guild Theater 135 S. Doheny in Beverly Hills January 5, 6, 19 20 with “top films from the top of Europe” featuring “Oscar” submissions and other current films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and with BalticFilmExpo@SFFLA–Baltic neighbors Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. www.sffla.net The festival has become a highlight of the “film season” run up to awards season culminating in the Oscars. The festival has been called “Nordic film’s ‘home away from home’ in the film capital of the world.” The annual residency has created…

A thriller about corrupt politicians and a feel-good comedy about special-needs basketball players will face off at the 33rd annual edition of Spain’s top film honors, the Goya Awards, taking place in Seville on Feb. 2. With 13 nods, political thriller The Realm led the nominations to the Goya Awards unveiled Wednesday in Madrid, followed closely by Spain’s foreign-language Oscar nominee Champions, which got 11 nods. Both will compete for best film against Asghar Farhadi’s Everybody Knows, San Sebastian International Film Festival Golden Shell winner Between Two Waters, and Carmen & Lola, the Madrid-set love story between two gypsy women…

Nominees for the Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language at 76th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced today. The five nominated films are: “Capernaum”, “Girl”, “Never Look Away”, “Roma” and “Shoplifters” Capernaum (Arabic: کفرناحوم‎), also known as Capharnaüm, is a 2018 Lebanese drama film written and directed by Nadine Labaki. It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival,where it won the Jury Prize. The film received a 15-minute standing ovation following its premiere at Cannes on 17 May 2018. https://youtu.be/UrgWHfGEsbE Sony Pictures Classics, which had previously distributed Labaki’s Where Do We Go Now?, bought…

World cinema has a great presence at the 2018 AFI FEST and international cinema film fans will be able to see some of the best films of current world cinema at this festival. Here are five films that we recommend to see from this series: 3 FACES (SE ROKH) Chinese 2 11/14/2018, 6:15 p.m. Country: Iran Year: 2018 Director: Jafar Panahi Screenwriter: Jafar Panahi Producer: Jafar Panahi Director of Photography: Amin Jafari Editor: Mastaneh Mohajer Cast: Behnaz Jafari, Marziyeh Rezaei, Narges Del Aram, Jafar Panahi, Maedeh Erteghaei Running Time (minutes): 100 Language: Persian https://youtu.be/OJ-MXnF8qz0 Eight years and four films into…

The opening/award ceremony of 2018 Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles was held on October 18th. Reception was at Safir Restaurant and award ceremony at Laemmle’s Royal Theater. Bijan Tehrani and Susan Morgan cooper, jury members, both praised Bela and Bonnie Bunyik for their amazing effort to bring the best of Hungarian cinema to Los Angeles. Bijan Tehrani and Susan Morgan cooper then announced the winner of the GoE Bridging The Borders Award for the Best Film and read the jury statement: “When forced to take care of her aged mother, a daughter sets out to uncover the cause of the…

Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival, set in the heart of Mallorca’s buzzing and culturally rich center of Palma, has announced its line-up of screenings and events for the festival’s 7th edition. The six-day festival will take place, October 25th – 31st, 2018, and includes in-person Gala tributes to actress Marisa Paredes, actor Mads Mikkelsen, Academy Award winning actress Melissa Leo and Academy Award nominated filmmaker Tobias Lindholm, a Gala Opening Night event, narrative and documentary competition sections, a Drive-In Cinema section at Port Adriano, a Kids section co-curated by the Andorra Kids Film Festival, and Virtual Reality and collaborative sections…

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