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Since 2013, Indie Meme has brought artful, affordable South Asian Cinema screenings to Texas. Now, the 2021 virtual edition can be attended by local & remote audiences across the United States. Narrative Features: Jury Members LARA MORGAN Lara is an Austin-based filmmaker and film fan. During her time working at the Austin Film Society, she worked with festivals such as Indie Meme, Austin Asian American Film Festival, Cine Las Americas, and Austin Polish Film Festival. She has worked with SXSW over the years in several different capacities: as a QC team member, a projectionist, and as a film screener. In…

East Los Angeles College, National Film Institute  Hungary – Film Archive, Hungary’s KEDD Animation Studio,  and Cinema and Without Borders Foundation are proud to present Hungarian Animation Day, the seventh edition of the annual East Los Angeles College International Animation Day Festival featuring short animated films from Hungary. Hungarian Animation Day will be held virtually on Friday April 23rd  to April 29th 2021 at East Los Angeles College, and Cinema Without Borders web sites, where you can watch the films and the other parts of the festival. https://vimeo.com/529513753 The goal of the ELAC International Animation Festival is to give an…

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 71st Berlin International Film Festival is taking place in two stages. The majority of the selected films will be available for viewing online by industry representatives and accredited members of the press during the Industry Event from March 1–5, 2021. Berlinale audiences will be able to see the majority of the films selected by all the sections in numerous cinema screenings in Berlin in the presence of the filmmakers during the Summer Special from June 9–20, 2021. The detailed programme for the Berlinale Summer Special will be available at Berlinale Programme in the…

The art of storytelling is alive and reimagined in this year’s #SIMA2021 winners. SIMA, the non-profit impact media agency that celebrates, curates and distributes documentaries and creative media projects that advance positive social change, announced their 2021 festival winners this morning. Chosen from 40 finalists spanning 20 countries, the SIMA 2021 winners represent the future of filmmaking as we know it: honest, raw, diverse, creative, and deeply personal stories that transform our world. From an unprecedented exploration into the machine-learning algorithms perpetuating society’s existing racial, class, and gender biases in Best Director, Best Sound Design, and Transparency Jury Prize winner, CODED…

SUN CHILDREN, Iran’s Oscar entry, directed by Majid Majidi, is the story of 12-year-old ALI and his three friends. Together they work hard to survive and support their families, doing small jobs in a garage and committing petty crimes to make fast money. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find a hidden treasure underground. He recruits his gang, but first, to gain access to the tunnel, the children must enroll at the Sun School, a charitable institution that tries to educate street kids and child laborers, close to where the treasure is located. We…

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.…

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