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If you are a fan of international cinema and you live in Los Angeles, you should not miss Czech That Film, a festival that  screens the latest and the best of Czech Republic cinema. Aneta Campbell, Cultural Affairs Officer at Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles gave us a little bit of info to the history of the Czech That Film festival: “Czech That Film festival was established in 2012. The very first festival was held in cooperation of our Consulate in Los Angeles with Czech Film Center. The first screenings were held at the Cinefamily, which was my personal…

Tonight PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE by Iranian/American Filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton wins the Oscar for Documentary Short Subject. https://youtu.be/KocJP8dG1OA In the rural village of Hapur, outside of Delhi, India, women hope to make feminine hygiene supplies easily available and end the stigma surrounding menstruation, which often results in girls having to drop out of school. A machine that makes sanitary pads is installed, and the women operating it find financial security and independence.

Tonight Roma won Best Foreign Language film Award. Alfonso Cuarón accepted the award. Roma – A 2018 drama film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Cuarón also produced, co-edited and photographed the film. It stars Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Enoc Leaño and Daniel Valtierra. Set in the early 1970s, the film is a semi-autobiographical take on Cuarón’s upbringing in Mexico City, and follows the life of a live-in housekeeper to a middle-class family. The title refers to the Colonia Roma a neighborhood in Mexico City. https://vimeo.com/319378847 Roma had its world premiere at the 75th Venice International…

Today, February 14th 2019, independent site of CinéEqual , the sister publication of Cinema Without Borders goes live. CinéEqual is dedicated to Social Justice Cinema and is supported by Neda Nobari Foundation. CinéEqual represents filmmakers, institutions, and community members with a focus on social justice cinema. As an integrated unit of Cinema Without Borders, it promotes a diverse, inclusive, and equitable democratic society that values the worth of all humans. The purpose is to educate our audience about concepts, theories, and methods related to social justice and to integrate ethical practices for solving social inequities through our online networks and resources. From studio…

At just 25, her documentary short has been nominated for an Oscar. Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi’s ‘Period. End of Sentence’ is about women and menstruation in a village in Hapur district, on the edges of the National Capital Region, before and after a local activist sets up an outfit to make and distribute low-cost sanitary napkins. “The back story of how I got involved in this project is fascinating,” says Zehtabchi. “This movement was initiated by a group of 12- to 14-year-old school girls of Oakwood High School in Los Angeles, with their high school English teacher, Melissa Berton, after…

In September 2010 Bíó Paradís rose like a cineplex-phoenix from the ashes of Regnboginn (The Rainbow), a cinema which in 1977 became Iceland’s first multi-screen movie theatre. Bíó Paradís is a part of Europa Cinemas, a network of movie theatres which focuses on European films non-native to the country, as well as cinematic education for children. Aside from that, Bíó Paradís also gives Icelandic filmmakers an opportunity to screen their short films and documentaries. The Art House cinema, which operates as a non-profit organisation, has put effort into improving accessibility. They raised money through a crowdfunding site to make the…

2019 is the best year ever for international cinema with total of   nominees. Roma from Mexico received ten nominations, For Best Picture, Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Best Actress: Yalitza Aparicio, Best Supporting Actress: Marina de Tavira, Best Original Screenplay: Alfonso Cuaron, Best Cinematography: Alfonso Cuaron, Best Foreign-Language Film, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Production Design: Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez. https://youtu.be/6BS27ngZtxg Cold War, Polish film received three nominations for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director: Pawel Pawlikowski, and Best Cinematography for Lukasz Zal. Never Look Away from Germany received two nominations, one for the Best Foreign Language Film…

MUBI announced today its January and February release slate of films and curated series from both emerging talent and acclaimed directors from across the globe. These two months, MUBI celebrates the season of Sundance with a selection of titles from past years of America’s premiere indie fest, as well as the upcoming Berlin and Rotterdam film festivals with several of the best entries these two European heavyweights have played host to in recent years – from Nobuhiko Ôbayashi’s Hanagatami to the exclusive online premiere of Sergei Loznitsa’s Victory Day. https://youtu.be/YRmHRFwQZBk Complementing the ongoing series of works by the groundbreaking filmmaker Jean Rouch, MUBI offers…

Roma wins Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language at Golden Globe Awards tonight. Roma (Mexico) is a 2018 drama film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Cuarón also produced, co-edited and photographed the film. It stars Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Enoc Leaño and Daniel Valtierra. Set in the early 1970s, the film is a semi-autobiographical take on Cuarón’s upbringing in Mexico City, and follows the life of a middle-class family and its live-in housekeeper. The title refers to the Colonia Roma district of the city. https://vimeo.com/309801206 Roma film had its world premiere at the 75th Venice…

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces shortlists in consideration for the 91st Oscars in nine categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hair styling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects. FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMNine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 91st Academy Awards. Eighty-seven films had originally been considered in the category. Los Angeles-based Academy members from all branches screened the original submissions in the category between mid-October and December 10. The group’s…

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