Browsing: Festivals

The New York Kurdish Film and Cultural Festival  has announced the third annual New York Kurdish Film and Cultural Festival. 8-Ball Community is co-hosting the festival. Festival will run from December 6 to 8 at Diocese of the Armenian Church, 630 Second Avenue, New York, NY. To learn more about the festival we had an interview with Xeyal Qertel, a Kurdish woman and a human rights activist that resides in New York. Cinema Without Borders: Please tell us about New York Kurdish Film and Cultural Festival back ground and what motivated you to start this festival? https://youtu.be/7wDTzso2FaE Xeyal Qertel: In 2017 some…

AFI FEST 2019 opens tonight, November 14th at the  TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood Los Angeles with QUEEN & SLIM directed by Melina Matsouk, AFI FEST is the longest-running international film festival in Los Angeles. In order to learn more about the 2019 AFI FEST we had the opportunity of interviewing  Lane Kneedler, Programming Director of AFI FEST on camera: https://vimeo.com/373272579 Each fall, AFI FEST presents the year’s most significant films. Kicking off the awards season each year, AFI FEST offers a crucial avenue of exposure to the entertainment community. Featuring international work from emerging filmmakers, global showcases of films from…

20th edition of Polish Film Festival, LA award ceremony was held at Writers Guild Theater on Friday October 18th. Festival opening/award ceremony was exciting and splendid like the last 19 years of the festival. The only discouraging news came when Vladek Juszkiewicz, founder of Polish Film Festival, LA announced his resignation as director of the festival for 2020 and years after. For us at Cinema Without Borders witnessing devotion and sacrifices of Vladek in the last 20 years this was a big shock and we hope he changes his mind as I said in my speech at the award ceremony, without Vladek, Polish…

The 23rd edition of the COLCOA French Film Festival, “A week of French Film and Series Premieres in Hollywood,” will take place from September 23rd – 28th, 2019 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. The Franco-American Cultural Fund announced that “for the first time in 23 years the showcase dedicated to French Films and Series in Hollywood will move from April to the end of September and be part of the inauguration of the new DGA theater complex.” Achieving a 2018 attendance level of 23,000 people, the festival takes its place as one the most celebrated and…

I wish all the fans of cinema as art could attend 2019 Vancouver International Film Festival. I call this festival amazing as it offers one of the best collections of international and Canadian films, but it is not only the very strong line up of the festival that makes it so attractive to attend, but also all its side events, such as industry seminars, Q&A sessions, live screenplay reading and music performances. Vancouver International Film Festival runs for sixteen days from Thursday , Sep 26 to Friday Oct 11th. To learn more about 2019 Vancouver International Film Festival we interviewed Curtis Woloschuk,  Associate…

2019 LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers opens on September 19th  and continues until September 26th. Unlike most of the other children and young adults film festivals around the globe that have a  conservative approach in their film selections, Lucas is a progressive film festival with a very good understanding of the young generation of our time. LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers goes beyond being just a festival and is actually an active organization in helping children and young adults to be part of the festival as jury members and by training them to have…

Cinema Without Borders has announced its jury members to decide the winner of 2019 GoE Bridging The Borders Award at  the Lucas International Festival for Young Film Lovers, Germany. Also LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers programmers, have announced nominees for the Cinema Without Borders’ Bridging The Borders Award sponsored by Go Energistics. A jury of seven formed by CWB will decide the winning films and on September 26th at the festival’s award ceremony, Yeganeh Taheri, CWB Editor in Germany will announce Jury Honorary Mention Film. Then Adam B. Shepherd, President and Chief Executive Officer of Go Energistics, sponsor of…

The 14th edition of the International Exile Film Festival will run from November 8–14, 2019, at Gothenburg – Sweden. If you are a filmmaker living in exile, or an immigrant filmmaker or you have film related to immigrants and refugees problems, it’s now the time for submitting your film to the festival. The Exile Film Festival invites filmmakers and producers to participate in the 2019 edition of the festival. The Exile Film Festival is a free forum to screen films. The Exile Film Festival is a unique arena to support solidarity, justice, freedom, democracy and human rights across all borders through…

The Palm Springs International SHORTFEST is on the way and will have its closing night on Sunday June 23rd. The Palm Springs International SHORTFEST, two times winner of Cinema Without Borders Seal Of Excellence Award — celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. SHORTFEST  is the largest short film event in North America A highly competitive festival, festival receives 5,000± submissions from over 100 countries around the globe. Approximately 325 shorts are selected and screened in 90-minute themed programs, with many of the remaining titles available for viewing in the Market. An Oscar, BAFTA and Los Premios Goya-qualifying festival, ShortFest has…

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival presents 13 films, from June 13-20, 2019, that shine a bright light on bravery and resilience in challenging times, with incisive perspectives on human rights issues affecting people around the world. As racism and xenophobia continue to rise within the highest echelons of power, this year’s festival presents cinematic works that expose and humanize cases of legalized and legitimized oppression of the disenfranchised that demand the world’s attention. To learn more about 2019 Human Rights Watch Film Festival New York, Cinema Without Borders had the opportunity of interviewing John Biaggi , Director of the festival. Please…

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