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Venice Film Festival 2020, is the first major film festival happening with the audiences and filmmakers presence since Covid-19 hit the our planet. This brings hope back to our lives as fans of art of cinema. Venice Film Festival closing will be on coming Saturday and award winners will be announced. The list of films in competition in 2020 Venice Film Festival is amazing: In Between Dying Davud is a misunderstood, restless young man in search of his “true” family, those whom he feels certain will bring meaning and love to his life. When, over the course of one day,…

Cinema Without Borders has announced its jury members to decide the winner of 2020 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 at the closing night of the festival, 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…

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival presents its first full digital edition of bold new films that will be available nationwide, in response to this time of crisis. The film festival will feature in-depth online discussions with filmmakers, film subjects, and Human Rights Watch researchers. This first Digital Edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will run from June 11 to 20, 2020. To learn more about the 2020 festival we had a phone interview with John Biaggi is the Director of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival: https://soundcloud.com/user-222526075/an-interview-with-john-biaggi John Biaggi is the Director of the Human Rights Watch…

The 23rd edition of the Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF), offering the best in independent cinema from around the world, announces a robust lineup of 131 features, documentaries and short films that includes a selection of World, North American, US and Northern California premieres from 30 countries. Blending a program of world-class film, food and wine, SIFF2020 is presented by United MileagePlus® Cards from Chase, and takes place from March 25 – 29 in Sonoma, Northern California, the prestigious, world renowned wine growing capital of the US. SIFF Executive Director Kevin McNeely states: “SIFF is proud to showcase this year’s…

KITBULL, directed by Rosana Sullivan and produced by Kathryn Hendrickson, reveals an unlikely connection that sparks between two creatures: a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pitbull. Together, they experience friendship for the first time. KITBULL is among the five nominees for the Short Animated Film Oscar. We had the opportunity of interviewing Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson on camera: https://vimeo.com/389659090 Rosana Sullivan, director of the KITBULL joined Pixar Animation Studios in April 2011. She worked as a story artist on THE GOOD DINOSAUR, and the Academy Award®-winning feature film COCO. Sullivan also directed the SparkShorts film KITBULL that debuted in February 2019.…

MALAGA, Spain — Pedro Almodovar’s Oscar-nominated “Pain and Glory” was the big winner at the 34th Goya Awards, Spain’s top film honors, held in Malaga on Saturday night, going home with seven awards including best actor for Antonio Banderas, best director for Almodovar and best film. Banderas, who first collaborated with Almodovar in 1982’s “Labyrinth of Passion”, thanked the director for their nearly 40 years of collaboration. “I have learnt so much from you, not only about art but about life…I’ve done my best work with you,” Banderas said while collecting the award, adding he hoped the pair would continue…

Burbank, CA – January 11th, 2020 – Today Advocate (Israel/Canada/Switzerland) Directed by: Rachel Leah Jones & Philippe Bellaiche, was announced as the winner of  GoE Bridging the Borders Award, presented by Cinema Without Borders at 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival This year’s award ceremony festival was held at Hilton Hotel in Palm Springs. The Editor-in-Chief of CWB, Bijan Tehrani, filmmaker, jury member Susan Morgan Cooper, activist and  jury member Keely Badger and Adam Shepherd from Go Energistics (Award and prize sponsor via a video message) presented the award for this year’s GoE Bridging the Borders award winner. The winner received…

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…

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