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Palm Springs SHORTFEST has announced A Broken House,  directed by Jimmy Goldblum, as the winner of MOZAIK 2021 Bridging the Borders Award, presented by Cinema Without Borders and sponsored by MOZAIK. A Broken House also won ShortFest Audience Award. This year’s award ceremony festival was held at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. Keely Badger a jury member and Executive Director of MOZAIK, sponsor of the Bridging The Borders Award,  presented the award for this year’s MOZAIK Bridging the Borders  honorable mention and award winner. The winner  received  a cash award of $2500 courtesy of MOZAIK.  https://vimeo.com/569121394 The nominees for the…

The Palm Springs International Film Society annual Palm Springs ShortFest becomes the first film festival in the state to hold all of its screenings in-theatre in 2021. The event returns to the Camelot Theatres (Palm Springs Cultural Center) from June 22-28. To learn more about the ShortFest 2021, we had  video interview with Liliana Rodriguez, Artistic Director of Palm Springs International Film Society: https://vimeo.com/566200766 ShortFest Forum will return with virtual classes and panels featuring industry representatives, filmmakers and additional guests to maximize audience participation and connect with international filmmakers unable to attend. Accredited industry guests will have virtual access to the…

The Cannes Film Festival returns this year for its 74th edition, running from July 6 to 17 after the Covid-19 pandemic deprived the world’s leading film festival of its 2020 edition. A slew of past Palme d’Or winners and arthouse favorites are set to return to Cannes as organizers announced the official selections for the competition on Thursday. Among the 24 directors whose films are heading to the Cote d’Azur are Sean Penn for his new film “Flag Day”, Italy’s Nanni Moretti with “Tri Piani” and France’s Jacques Audiard with “Les Oympiades”. They join three big auteurs that had already…

East Los Angeles College, National Film Institute  Hungary – Film Archive, Hungary’s KEDD Animation Studio,  and Cinema and Without Borders Foundation are presented Hungarian Animation Day, the seventh edition of the annual East Los Angeles College International Animation Day Festival featuring short animated films from Hungary. The goal of the ELAC International Animation Festival is to give an in-depth and entertaining introduction to contemporary international animation. Screenings of short animated films from around the world, analyses and Q&As with a panel of well-known animation experts, and a tribute to an international animation artist working in the U.S. animation industry are…

The 2nd Annual Future Art Awards invites all U.S. based artists of all mediums to Re-Imagine Democracy by centering the role of the artist in society. Art can be a catalyst for cross-cultural dialogue. Art can challenge and disrupt, engage and inform. Art can foster a space for creativity and innovation so critical to extending the limits of democratic possibility. Democratic vigilance, wrote Cornell West, has been a characteristic feature of the creative expression of US artists. From the point of view of U.S. artists living and working in the here and now, what does democracy mean to you? How…

Burbank, Ca — April 1, 2021 — At Cinema Without Borders, we are thrilled to announce MOZAIK as the new sponsor of our Bridging The Borders Award.  The humanistic goals of MOZAIK, their broad vision of how people of our world should come together, and their understanding of how the art of filmmaking bridges over invisible borders, makes them the perfect match for the Bridging The Borders Award. The MOZAIK Bridging The Borders Award will be offered at the Palm Springs ShortFest International Film Festival, The Palm Springs International Film Festival, The Polish Film Festival – LA, The Hungarian Film Festival- LA,…

We talked with Tomer Shushan, writer and director of 2020 SXSW’s best narrative short film, WHITE EYE. The film is in consideration for Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Short Film (Live Action). A tense and suspenseful movie, WHITE EYE is shot in one long take and portrays race and class inequalities in Israel. It was nominated for Bridging the Borders Award in 2020 Palm Spring International ShortFest. “This topical film has screened at over 70 film festivals, including 22 Oscar-qualifying. This Live-Action short has won numerous accolades including the Oscar-qualifying Best Narrative Short Award at SXSW Film Festival. White Eye…

OscarAcademy Awards has announced short list for several categories including International Feature Film category: “Another Round” (Denmark) – directed Thomas Vinterberg (Winner of GoE Bridging the Borders Award at 2021 Scandinavian Film Festival LA Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg There’s a theory that we should be born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood, and that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing our problems and increasing our creativity. Heartened by that theory, Martin and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on an experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication…

Canberra, Australia –  December 24th 2020 – Today Veteran Film Festival announced Trust Frank, an Australian short film directed by  Penny Moore as the winner of Cinema Without Borders’  GoE Bridging The Borders Award sponsored by Go Energistics. 2020 Veteran Film Festival due to the pandemic was held online. Here is our GoE Bridging The Borders Award jury statement: “We had many exceptional nominees for the GoE Bridging the Borders Award at the 2020 Veteran Film Festival. These films offered rich and powerful stories, all centered on Veteran experiences around the world, and choosing a winner was a challenge of its…

Touran Khanom is an Iranian documentary about the life of legendary Touran Mirhadi — the preeminent architect of the childhood institution in Iran — strives to follow through with her vision of “Peace needs to be cultivated at childhood” in the last four years of her life. Now you can watch this amazing and beautiful film, Touran Khanom on-line. Touran Mirhadi was born to a German mother and an Iranian father in Tehran. When, in 1945, and with the start of Iran’s illiteracy campaign, pioneering educators were inviting a younger generation to help with the effort, Touran Mirhadi was at…

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