Festivals

Actor Eric Roberts at ARPA Festival 2019
Ersi DanouNovember 18, 2019

Though established and led by a team of Armenian Americans in Los Angeles, the ARPA International Film Festival treasures the second word of its...

Director Ari aster and organizers of the Mumbai Film Festival 2019
Meher TatnaOctober 29, 2019

Those of us who regularly attend the Mumbai Film Festival know how to deal with the shortcomings of Mumbai when making the 24-hour trip from Los...

Closing of the 2019 NOFF
Elisabeth SeredaOctober 24, 2019

The 30th New Orleans Film Festival ended with Kasi Lemmon’s new film Harriet, about Harriet Tubman, the African American Joan of Arc who lead over...

Polish Film Festival LA2019
Ersi DanouOctober 24, 2019

On this year’s opening night, Vladek Juszkiewicz, founder and director of the Polish Film festival in Los Angeles, announced that this 20th year...

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Frances McDormand, Thierry Frémaux
Luca CeladaOctober 17, 2019

The Lumière film festival celebrated its 10th birthday in Lyon, France and did so one year ahead of the 125th anniversary of the invention of...

Festival Director Thierry Frémaux introduces HFPA restored at “The First Year” screening in Lyon
Luca CeladaOctober 17, 2019

Long lines snaked around the Lumière Institute theater, buzzing with anticipation for the upcoming screening. You would have been hard-pressed to...

Opening night of the 2019 New Orleans Film Festival at the Orpheum Theater
Elisabeth SeredaOctober 17, 2019

The 30th edition of the New Orleans Film Festival kicked off Wednesday night with Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story. Sadly, the film’s stars could...

Opening of the 2019 German Currents Festival at the Egyptian Theater, Hollywood CA
Ersi DanouOctober 14, 2019

A partnership of the Goethe-Institut, Friends of Goethe in Southern California and the American Cinematheque produced the 13th showcase of new...

Opening of the 2019 Oaxaca Film Festival at the Macedonio Alcala Theater in Oaxaca, Mexico
Elisa LeonelliOctober 9, 2019

Now in its 10th year, the Oaxaca Film Festival in Mexico has grown into an exciting event for movie lovers and filmmakers. During the opening...

The team for You Will Die at 20 and Lebanese filmmaker Oualid Mouaness at El Gouna Festival 2019e
Husam AsiSeptember 30, 2019

2019 has been a golden year for Arab cinema. A record number of films from Arab countries were premiered in major international film festivals,...