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Burbank, CA – June 4th, 2018: Today, Cinema Without Borders announced jury members  for GoE Bridging The Borders Award at  the 2019 Palm Springs International ShortFest Film Festival and Market. The Bridging The Borders Award at the 2019 Palm ShortFest will be given to the most successful film in bringing the people of our world closer together. GoE Bridging The Borders Award  is presented by Cinema Borders and award sponsored and prize provided by GoEnergistics. The winner of Bridging the Borders Award will receive a cash prize of $2500. Palm Springs ShortFest award ceremony will be held on June 23th at Palm…

Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho scooped the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or tonight with Parasite, a powerful dramedy about the collision of two families from very different classes. This is Bong’s first major prize in Cannes and was not a surprise given the great reception and momentum it enjoyed on the ground. In his remarks onstage tonight inside the Lumière, he noted to the French audience that one of his inspirations has been Claude Chabrol. The prizes overall followed expectations, although there were no gongs for Quentin Tarantino’s roundly lauded Once Upon A Time In Hollywood – perhaps noting how this year’s jury went for…

While the best of international cinema graces the famed Croisette next week, MUBI will present an impressive selection of 12 films from the festival’s illustrious past — one for every day of this year’s program. The stacked line-up includes Palme d’Or winner 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Cristi Puiu’s Romanian New Wave masterwork The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu, the beloved Amores Perros from none other than this year’s jury president Alejandro González Iñárritu, and career bests from last year’s Cannes heavyweights — Lars von Trier (The House That Jack Built), Nadine Labaki (Capernaum), and Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters). Plus…

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…

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