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LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers, announced the winning films of the festival in an award ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany. Lucas International Film Festival For Young Film Lovers started on September 19th and concluded on September 26th. This year for the second time Cinema Without Borders offered award it’s GoE Bridging The Borders Award sponsored by Go Energistics at this festival. At the award ceremony on September 26th after greetings and opening remarks, Yeganeh Taheri, CWB German Editor and a jury member, read the jury statement: “This year, our jury had a very difficult time choosing the winner of…

Cold Sweat an Iranian film by Soheil Beiraghi will be screened in Los Angeles for two nights, June 9th and June 13th, for more information please check the Facebook page of the film. The following is a review of  Cold Sweat published in Hollywood Reporter, Cinema Without Borders & CineEqual will post another review of the film after its screening in LA. In the heatedly performed drama Cold Sweat (Araghe Sard), a professional female soccer player finds herself stranded at home as her team takes off to Malaysia for the Asia Cup finals. The reason she’s left behind is due to a…

Burbank, CA – June 4th, 2018: Today, Cinema Without Borders announced jury members  for GoE Bridging The Borders Award at  the 2019 Palm Springs International ShortFest Film Festival and Market. The Bridging The Borders Award at the 2019 Palm ShortFest will be given to the most successful film in bringing the people of our world closer together. GoE Bridging The Borders Award  is presented by Cinema Borders and award sponsored and prize provided by GoEnergistics. The winner of Bridging the Borders Award will receive a cash prize of $2500. Palm Springs ShortFest award ceremony will be held on June 23th at Palm…

CNN Films announced today it’s partnering with Trilogy Films, Color Farm Media and AGC Studios to develop a documentary about Congressman John Robert Lewis and his civil rights efforts. Lewis was the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington. Nicknamed “the Boy from Troy,” in recognition of his oratory skills and commitment to social justice, he became one of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s trusted allies. Directed by Dawn Porter (Gideon’s Army), the film will explore the Georgia representative’s 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, healthcare reform, and immigration. Porter began…

Burbank, California – May 8th 2019 – Tonight at the South East European Film Festival LA. held its award ceremony at Writers Guild Theater. The closing night proofed to be a great success for Southeast European Film Festival and its founder and director and a friend of Cinema Without Borders Vera Mijojlic. GoE Bridging The Borders Award offered by Cinema Without Borders and sponsored by GoEnergistics, went to Slovakian director Alexandra Makarova for her brilliant film Crush My Heart. Bijan Tehrani, Editor in Chief and founder of Cinema Without Borders and CineEqual announced the winner of the GoE Bridging The Borders Award and read…

The Peabody Awards announced eight winners in the documentary category yesterday (April 16) for projects released in 2018. Among the honorees: “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart,” which the award program describes as: “A tribute to Lorraine Hansberry’s life and career as an essayist, journalist and playwright, and fearless advocate for social justice, the film mines her rich archive of writing, diaries, letters and personal effects, resulting in an intimate and powerful portrait of an innovative artist and radical activist.” https://youtu.be/G3Mg0KQ_oZo “Independent Lens: DOLORES,” which the program calls, “an exhilarating portrait of activist and community organizer Dolores Huerta that serves as a timely reminder of the power of collective action in service of social justice.”…

Four films from Kamran Heidari, well-known Iranian filmmaker is now playing at the Spectacle movie theater in New York. NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS Tuesday April 2 – 7:30 PM Tuesday April 16 – 7:30 PM Q & A TUESDAY, APRIL 16 – 7:30 PM followed by a Skype Q&A with Kamran Heidari Thursday April 25 – 7:30 PM DINGOMARO Wednesday April 3 – 7:30 PM Thursday April 11 – 10 PM Sunday April 14 – 5 PM Wednesday April 24 – 10 PM ALI AQA Thursday April 4 – 7:30 PM Monday April 15 – 7:30 PM Friday April 19…

Vegas PBS, held a free Women, Leadership and Social Justice screening and town hall event with special guest filmmaker, philanthropist, and producer, Abigail Disney. Attendees watched a live recording of Vegas PBS’ public affairs show “Nevada Week” followed by a preview screening of the PBS documentary “Women, War & Peace II.” The screening was followed by a town hall discussion with panelists who empower and mobilize women and the community to engage and act on social justice issues. The event was held Friday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Vegas PBS Educational Technology Campus, 3050 East…

While this year’s Oscars were full of groundbreaking moments, such as “Black Panther” winning in three categories and Director Spike Lee winning his first Oscar for his film “BlacKkKlansman,” there was still a lack of diversity when it came to nominations. More specifically, there was a distinct lack of nominations for female directors. However, in the conversation of the Oscars, this is a growing trend. For the past 91 years, only five female directors have been nominated for an Oscar, with Kathryn Bigelow being the only winner for her film “The Hurt Locker” in 2009. Furthermore, no woman of color…

rom Feb. 17-23, the Wellesley African Students’ Association (WASA) invites the Wellesley College community to take part in Africa Week. Originally called the African Film Festival when it was established in 2004, the event as a chance for the community to focus on different African perspectives through film. Now, Africa Week is put on during Black History Month and focuses on having the community engage with various aspects of different African cultures. Aside from solely screening films, Africa Week allows WASA to invite different organizations on campus to showcase their talents in order to highlight the diversity of African culture.…

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