Browsing: Festivals

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…

2019 HOLA Mexico Film Festival will run from May 31st to June 8th in Los Angeles. The 11th edition of HOLA Mexico will open with the Los Angeles premiere of THE GOOD GIRLS (LAS NIÑAS BIEN). The film, directed by Alejandra Márquez Abella and will close with the Los Angeles premiere of MIRREYES VS GODINEZ (MIRREYES CONTRA GODINEZ), in addition to announcing the programing for its sections Documental, MX Ahora, and Nocturno. MIRREYES VS GODINEZ directed by Chava Cartas is a comedic social critique on Mexico’s polarized society. The film stars Regina Blandón and Daniel Tovar and is produced by Francisco…

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival presents 13 timely and provocative 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. Now celebrating its 30th year, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival truly reflects its ethos of celebrating diversity of content and perspective, providing…

Cinema Without Borders is proud to present GoE Bridging The Borders Award for the 11 Consecutive year at the prestigious SEEfest, South East European Film Festival LA. GoE Bridging The Borders Award offered by Cinema Without Borders and sponsored by GoEnergistics, goes to a feature film that helps bringing people of our world closer together. Winner will be announced on May 6th during the closing ceremony of the 14th Edition of the festival at the Writer’s Guild theater. Jury members for Bridging the Borders Award assigned by SEEfest are: Jan Cvitkovič Jan Cvitkovič, the Slovanian filmmaker, is an Archeologist, writer, director.…

When I am not touched by a film, I prefer to avoid writing about it and share a critic’s review with our visitors. Tehran, City Of Love, with no doubt is a well made film by a talented film director, it follows the life of three depressed characters all through the film with dark humor. One of the characters is a middle-aged man who is a body building instructor and fails in romantically attracting a young man that is his student. The other character is a depressed man that sings in memorial ceremonies and finds the opportunity of becoming a…

Bomb, a Love Story is about love and war, or better to say, how cruelty of war helps blossoming of a love. The story of Bomb, a Love Story happens during the Tehran bombardments during Iran/Iraq war and creates the atmosphere and mood of the city on those dark and unforgettable days quite faithfully. Bomb, a Love Story will be screened on May 10, 2019 – 7:30 pm at  Billy Wilder Theater as part of UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema. Iraj (Payman Maadi) and Mitra (Leila Hatami) are a couple that have troubled relationship. Iraj is bothered by the fact that his wife, before their marriage…

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