Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Shines Spotlight on Global Cinema and Culture

Atlanta, Georgia – The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) concluded its 2024 edition, bringing together an impressive showcase of international cinematic talent. The festival, which took place from February 13th to the 26th, presented a diverse selection of 48 feature films and 15 shorts from 20 different countries. While the festival’s in-person screenings are now concluded, an encore of 32 films will be available online for those who missed the live events. Among the standout films at the festival were ‘Seven Blessings’ and ‘No Name Restaurant’, which were recognized and celebrated for their contributions to … Read more

Cypriot Film Festival Director Diego Armando Aparicio Joins Esteemed Jury for LGBTQI+ Cinema Award at Berlinale

BERLIN, GERMANY – In a significant recognition of LGBTQI+ cinema, Diego Armando Aparicio, an esteemed Cypriot artist, has been appointed as a member of the 38th Teddy Awards International Jury. The Teddy Awards, a prestigious accolade within the Berlin International Film Festival, celebrates and honors outstanding contributions to queer cinema. This year’s festival, the 74th Berlinale, is scheduled to take place from February 15th to February 25th, 2024. As the artistic director of the Cypriot Queer Wave film festival, Aparicio brings his expertise and unique perspective to the esteemed panel of five jurors responsible for … Read more

Singapore’s ‘Wonderland’ Emerges Victorious at Palm Springs Film Festival, Showcasing the Power of Independent Cinema

PALM SPRINGS, California – Singapore’s independent film, ‘Wonderland,’ has received the prestigious Local Jury Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. This recognition not only brings attention to the film itself but also highlights the potential of Singaporean cinema on the global stage. Directed by Chai Yee Wei and produced by Mocha Chai Laboratories, ‘Wonderland’ tells a captivating story set in the 1980s. The film revolves around Loke, played by Mark Lee, a single father who fabricates a lie to his daughter Eileen, portrayed by Xenia Tan. This lie influences Eileen’s decision to move … Read more

AFI FEST 2023 Celebrates Global Cinema with Star-Studded Premieres and Award-Winning Short Films

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AFI FEST 2023, a renowned film festival held in Los Angeles, recently concluded its five-day run with a lineup filled with star-studded premieres and thought-provoking cinematic works. The festival kicked off with the world premiere of “Leave the World Behind,” a film written and directed by Sam Esmail and starring Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, and Mahershala Ali. AFI FEST closed with “Maestro,” a love story portraying the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein, directed by Bradley Cooper. Greta Gerwig, the Guest Artistic Director for AFI FEST, curated … Read more