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MONOS, Alejandro Landes’ awe-inspiring third feature, is a breathtaking survivalist saga set on a remote mountain in Latin America. The film tracks a young group of soldiers and rebels — bearing names like Rambo, Smurf, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom — who keep watch over an American hostage, Doctora (Julianne Nicholson). To learn more about this beautiful and shocking film we interviewed Alejandro Landes on camera: https://vimeo.com/356093079 In MANOS the teenage commandos perform military training exercises by day and indulge in youthful hedonism by night, an unconventional family bound together under a shadowy force known only as The Organization. After an ambush…

For more than 35 years, China enforced a radical experiment in population control, restricting couples to a single child and imposing harsh penalties on those who violated the policy. In the 2019 Sundance U.S. Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary One Child Nation, Chinese born filmmakers Nanfu Wang (Hooligan Sparrow) and Jialing Zhang dig fearlessly into the past with startling testimony from victims and perpetrators, including members of Wang’s own family, as well as archival footage, vintage propaganda materials and intimate first-hand accounts of the policy’s horrific consequences. A stunning, nuanced indictment of a program that prioritized a national agenda over human life,…

Honeyland is an amazing and beautiful documentary directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov. The freshness and importance of the topic of the film, honesty of the filmmakers dealing with their subject and the magical structure of Honeyland makes it one of the best and exceptionally entertaining and informative documentaries of our time. I had the opportunity to speak to Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov in a Skype video interview.and ask them about making of Honeyland: Bijan Tehrani https://vimeo.com/351211822 Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an…

Jasmin Mozaffari’s directorial debut, Firecrackers, was named one of TIFF’s top ten Canadian films last year. The film follows two teenage friends, Lou and Chantal, who plan to ditch small-town life for the big city. These plans are thwarted when Chantal’s possessive ex-boyfriend assaults her, leading the women to take revenge. Jasmin Mozaffari’s directorial debut, Firecrackers, was named one of TIFF’s top ten Canadian films last year. The film follows two teenage friends, Lou and Chantal, who plan to ditch small-town life for the big city. These plans are thwarted when Chantal’s possessive ex-boyfriend assaults her, leading the women to…

Palm Springs SHORTFEST has announced Ahmed’s Song,  directed by Foued Mansour, as the winner of GoE’s 2019 Bridging the Borders Award, presented by Cinema Without Borders and sponsored by Go Energistics . This year’s award ceremony festival was held at Grand Ballroom of Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs. The Editor-in-Chief of CWB, Bijan Tehrani, jury member and Executive Director of Neda Nobari Foundation, Keely Badger and representative of award sponsor and Exacutive Director of Go Energistics, Chris Rhea presented the award for this year’s GoE Bridging the Borders  honorable mention and award winner. The winner  received  a cash award of $2500 courtesy 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…

I have been following Houman Seyyedi’s work as a filmmaker and witnessed his artistic growth through his last four feature films—Africa (2010), Thirteen (2012), Confessions of My Dangerous Mind (2014), and Sound and Fury (2016). Houman Seyyedi is not only a film director, but an author as well. He has his own way of telling stories creating worlds and he writes, directs and edits his film, as well as having a hand in the sound and music. Now in Sheeple (Maghz-haye Kuchak Zang Zadeh), Houman takes a big step forward and comes up with an extraordinary and shocking film which…

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