Polish filmmaker Beata Calińska shares her immigrant journey with The Immigrant Magazine expressing her views on the status of immigrants in today’s America. Co-director of Have no Fear a documentary recently selected for the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Film Festival, she expresses her impassioned argument about why she tackles the sensitive often-polarizing issue of police brutality and its impact on American communities and families.Details
International Music Legend, “The Russian Bob Dylan” Boris Grebenshikov Embarks on North American Tour, Beginning in LA on December 3
Described as the greatest living Russian poet and singer, cult music hero Boris Grebenshikov or “BG” will make his return to North America this December for a multi-city tour, in celebration of the 45th anniversary of his iconic band Aquarium that begins in Los Angeles at the Avalon on December 3.
Grebenshikov has been popular with Western audiences since 1986, when Aquarium was featured on “Red Wave,” the first compilation of rock music from St. Petersburg, Russia ever released by a US record label.
Multi-award-winning documentary film, Torn from the Flag, about the Cold War, Communism, and the international effects of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution gets online release
Director, Klaudia Kovacs, in collaboration with the late Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC, and legendary cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs, ASC, has made a dynamic, American-Hungarian film about the fall of communism worldwide in relation to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.Details
After my father came home from the Second World War I heard the first words of hate at the age of 6 when my dad would proclaim how much he hated Germans. As I grew up he would warn me to never bring a German girlfriend home to his house. He also disliked the Irish and several other nationalities after his war experiences. He was a good man and brought me up to respect all men because we were all equal. He explained that there is always one bad apple in every barrel. He also taught me about compassion.Details
18th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles GALA OPENING OF THE FESTIVALDetails
Hungarian Cosmetic Industry Mogul, Ida Gál-Csiszár, Celebrates Make-up Launch & Announces New Book Penned by Hollywood Film Director
In June 2017, Gállány Cosmetics celebrated their launch with make-up artist, Billy B., at The London West Hollywood. In a vibrant collaboration between two icons – industry legend Ida Gál-Csiszár, the master chemist and Billy B., the celebrity makeup artist who has created some of the most memorable looks for the biggest stars – Gállány Cosmetics and Billy B. have teamed to launch an Essentials Face & Eye Palette.Details
Internationally Acclaimed THE CONSTITUTION Opens 12th South East European Film Festival April 27 at the Writers Guild in Beverly Hills
The 12th annual South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) (seefilmla.org) selected Montreal’s Grand Prix of Americas and Santa Barbara’s Best International Feature Film
Winner, The Constitution by Croatian director Rajko Grlić to open 2017 Festival with a gala event on Thursday, April 27, at 7:00PM at the Writers Guild Theater theater in Beverly Hills.Details
The 17th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles opened Wednesday October 12, 2016 celebrating the greatest achievements of Polish filmmakers.
The festival launched its 17th year with an exciting feel good movie THE ECCENTRICS, THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET (Excentrycy czyli po slonecznej stronie ulicy) by Janusz Majewski, Silver Lion and Best Actor in Supporting Role for Wojciech Pszoniak at the 2015 Gdynia Film Festival.Details
The 10th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (lagff.org) came to a close Sunday, June 5 with a screening and N. American Premiere of “ Worlds Apart ” and the starstudded Orpheus Awards produced by Dorothea Paschalidou and directed by Yorgos Karamihos and hosted by Mena Suvari. In his opening remarks, Festival creative topper Aris Katopodis remarked “This 10th LAGFF is almost history, but it is also one that made history. Most films than ever, 56, most filmmakers present, 58, most North American Premieres 24, largest attendance and the belief that the future LAGFF will continue to shine, full of hope for Greek film, filmmakers and Greek culture, here in Los Angeles.”Details
PROGRAM ANNOUNCED FOR THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL BOSNIAN-HERZEGOVINIAN FILM FESTIVAL (BHFF™) IN NEW YORK CITY
The programming committee for the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival is honored and excited to announce the 2016 lineup!
A total of 16 films will screen Wednesday through Saturday, May 25 through May 28, 2016 at two Manhattan venues!
For the first time in its 13-year history, the BHFF is expanding by adding an additional evening of screenings and events, for a total of four festival days of film, art, culture, conversation, new connections and fun.
Our program this year consists of four blockbuster features, seven documentaries and five short films, including an animated film. We are proud to announce that the competition program features works by five women directors.Details