Croatian producer/director Helena Bulaja explores the life and world of inventor Nikola Tesla in the interactive and animated documentary Mechanical Figures, pitched at the 2010 East European Forum.
Meetings on the Bridge is introducing the Turkish-German Co-Production Film Development Fund in collaboration with Medienboard Berlin- Brandenburg and Hamburg Schleswig Holstein Funds and the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism,with a budget of 150.000 Euro .In addition, for the first time, Turkish-French Co-production Meetings and meetings with Italian Filmmakers Meetings will take place.
The guests of this year's platform include Eric Garandeau, President of CNC; Marit van den Elshout, Head of Cinemart / Rotterdam Film Festival; Marten Rabarts, Artistic Director of Binger Lab; Claire Launay from ARTE; Mira Staleva from Sofia Film Lab; Roberto Olla, Executive Director - Eurimages; Savina Neirotti, Head of Torino Film Lab; Sonja Heinen, Head of Berlinale Co-production Market; Thibaut Bracq, Head of Paris Project; Katriel Schory, Head of Israel Film Fund; and award winning producers such as Cedomir Kolar (No Man's Land), Ilann Girard (Lebanon, Goodbye Bafana, March of the Penguins); and Stéphane Parthenay (Pyramid and co-producer of Three Monkeys).
Film Development Workshop, 13-14 April
The fourth Film Development Workshop, which receive great attention from cinema professionals, organised as part of the 30th Istanbul Film Festival will take place on April 13 and 14 this year.
The producers and directors of the 12 film projects selected from among the 99 projects submitted this year will be having one-to-one meetings with producers, distributors and the representatives of international institutions including Rotterdam Film Festival, Eurimages, ARTE, Cinemart, Binger Lab, Torino Film Lab, and Fortissimo Films. Through these meetings, directors and producers of the elected projects find the opportunity to make the preliminary preparations and spadework for international co-production workshops and markets they will be taking part in. They also get the chance to realize the initial contact with producers and distributors who are interested in their projects and perform their international presentations without leaving the country.
At the end of the meetings, two projects will receive the $10.000 Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism Development support, the 25.000 TL worth Melodika Post-Production Support, and 10.000 Euro CNC Support. For the first time this year, Dutch film institution Binger Lab will award a project with 2.500 Euro worth of Script Development Scholarship.
The award winning project of 2008, Zefir (Zephyr) by Belma Baş was completed in 2010 and it received the Artistic Achievement Award at the 51st Thessaloniki Film Festival and the Rajata Chakoram Award (Silver Crow Pheasant) in the 'Best Debut Film' category at the 15th Kerala International Film Festival. Zephyr continues the festival tour.
The shooting of Sesime Gel (Come to My Voice) by Hüseyin Karabey, that received the 2009 award, will start in October 2011 and the shooting of Babamın Sesi (Voice of My Father) by Orhan Eskiköy - Zeynel Doğan, one of the award winning projects of 2010, will start in May 2011. Another award winning project, Üst Kattaki Terörist (Terrorist Upstairs) by Emre Yeksan, is currently in script writing stage. Ebedi Uykusuz (Last Sleepless) by İlke Yeşilay, which was considered praiseworthy by the jury, received the 10,000 Euro support award of the Balkan Fund at the 51st Thessaloniki Film Festival.
The Film Development Workshop is frequented especially by European producers and distributors who wish to get informed on film projects and meet the filmmakers . This year, 14 film professionals will conduct meetings with the producers and directors of the projects .
Turkish-German Co-Production Film Development Fund The Istanbul Film Festival - Meetings on the Bridge, in collaboration with Medienboard Berlin- Brandenburg and Hamburg Schleswig Holstein Funds with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, is proud to set up for the first time this year, the Turkish and German Co-production Development Fund. The foundations of the fund had been laid during the Turkish-German Co-Productions Panel conducted within the scope of the Meetings On The Bridge Platform of the 29th Istanbul Film Festival.
Set up for encouraging new co-productions and cultural interaction between the two countries, the fund was formed by these three institutions with a total budget of 150,000 Euro. The fund is open to applications of Turkish-German co-productions, which haven't started shooting yet. The projects receiving funds will be announced on 14 April, following the evaluation by the jury consisting of representatives of the three institutions.
Turkish-French Co-production Meetings and PanelThis year, again for the first time, Turkey-France Co-production Meetings will be organized in cooperation with CNC, Unifrance and the French Embassy, bringing together film professionals from the two countries with the purpose of building a platform for co-productions. Filmmakers from Turkey whose projects were selected will be making their presentations to producers, distributors and representatives of funds and institutions from France.
Apart from project presentations, Turkey-France co-productions will be discussed over case studies at a panel. Open to all film professionals and film buffs, the panel will be held at the French Cultural Center on 12 April. (advance accreditation TL 75 / at the entrance TL 100)Turkish-Italian Cooperation Meetings
Meetings On The Bridge continues to offer new opportunities to all filmmakers and support them in all stages of their films.
For further information, please contact:onthebridge@iksvorg T: +90 212 334 07 91
BUDAPEST: The embattled Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (www.mmka.hu) has been fined 2 million HUF for avoiding procurement on several activities where it should have asked for a tender. The MMK has been under investigation for nearly a year. The MMK's own board ordered audits soon after taking over nearly a year ago to assess the organisation's financial position.
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I would like to ask you to support our call for submissions 2011 by kindly posting the news on your website or, if possible, distributing the call among the documentary film professionals in your database. Please find the call in the attachment together with basic info about East Silver. Please, feel free to use any part of it.
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EAST SILVER Market, Oct 25 - 30, 2011Institute of Documentary FilmSkolska 12110 01 Prague 1Czech Republicwww.eastsilver.net
EAST SILVER Call for entries 2011
The 8th edition of East Silver, a documentary market specialized in Eastern and Central European documentary is now open for submissions, organized by the Institute of Documentary Film in Jihlava, Czech Republic, East Silvere will také place October 25 – 30, 2011.
East Silver Market 2011 - Call for completed documentaries produced 2010 – 2011, English subtitled or with English voiceover, with trailer.
Submission is also valid for 15th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival programme preselection and Doc Alliance Films preselection.
Films are to be submitted via ENTRYFORM athttp://www.eastsilver.net/en/east-silver/entry-form/
2 DVD screeners and any additional press and promo materials are to be sent to:East Silver, Skolska 12, 110 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Submissions deadline is June 30, 2011.
IDFA's Jan Vrijman Fund is now looking for proposals for creative documentaries and events that offer a platform for documentaries and filmmakers in and from developing countries. Application deadline: May 15, 2011.
The movie returns to Prague crowned with prizes
Prague, April 20, 2011 - Top Slovak director Juraj Jakubisko's Bathory was given WorldFest REMI Special Jury Award at Worldfest, the Houston-based international film festival that took place in April 8 - 17, 2011. This award is the highest prize awarded by the festival and is above Gold and Platinum awards. On top of this remarkable award, Bathory also won Gold REMI Award for Best Art Direction. An official festival press release called the movie one of the "Best of Show" in all features.
Despite the fact the movie had been completed three years ago, it keeps being highly awarded at internetional films festivals, keeps filling movie theatres and winning the hearts of audiences, be it a wide general public or professional jurors. This huge success is driven mainly by the artistic vision of world filmmaker Juraj Jakubisko and his ability to transform his visions on the screen in his special poetic way. Bathory's success also proves that a good movie is able to address viewers anywhere in the world, regardless of their culture, beliefs and living conditions.
WorldFest is one of the oldest festivals of the independent film in the world. It is radically different from the other film festivals by its monumental extent - it has had ten major categories and more than 3.500 movies took part in the competition this year. This makes an award to Bathory even more remarkable; the movie has already been over the main period of nominations but has still been one of the most successful movies of the Czech and Slovak cinema. Juraj Jakubisko, its director, whose movie language never gets old, has thus joined the group of important movie gurus awarded at this film festival, like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee, Brian de Palma, Spike Lee, Oliver Stone, David Lynch, The Coen Brothers and others.
Currently, Juraj Jakubisko has started to work on a new project - The Slav Epic, the two-part mega-movie. Again, therefore, he turns to history, this time on a larger scale though. The movie will map the history and significance of hitherto relatively neglected group of nations - the Slavs, and the importance of the Slavonic ideas, Christianity and other history factors. Those who love historical films and the art of Juraj Jakubisko, founder of magical realism, Fellini of the East or, as his American admirers call him, Marquez of the Silver Screen can again start looking forward to a new piece of Jakubisko's art.
The most respected filmmaker in the history of Romanian cinema, director Lucian Pintilie, will be one of the guests of honour of the 10th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival.The festival audience & guests will be able to watch the Romanian master's complete film works – consisting in 10 features and a medium length film – in an unprecedented & extensive retrospective. It is also the first and only time that Lucian Pintilie accepts to attend the screenings & meet the audience of a Romanian film festival.
Dear professional, As you know the MEDIA programme actively supports the training of professionals from new member countries (Bulgaria, Czeck Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia).To this end, CARTOON encourages applications for scholarships to its CARTOON MASTERS.The next Cartoon FINANCE will be held in Viborg (Denmark) on 29th and 30th June 2011.CARTOON will cover hotel and meals expenses and refund up to a maximum of 250 EUR for transportation.For further information, please consult CARTOON's website www.cartoon-media.euand download the documents at the following addresshttp://www.cartoon-media.eu/MASTERS/scholar.phpThe application deadline for CARTOON FINANCE (Viborg) is 20 May 2011.Kind regards,Yolanda ALONSODirectorCartoon Masters & Cartoon Connection CARTOONAvenue Huart Hamoir 1051030 BruxellesBelgiumTel+ 32 2 242 93 53http://www.cartoon-media.eu - http://www.facebook.com/CARTOON.eu
Budapest, April 18, 2011HBO Central Europe (HBO CE) has won the gold award for Best Integrated Marketing Campaign for the Cinemax Brand Recognition campaign at last week's 2011 PromaxBDA conference in Berlin, which awards a commitment to excellence in marketing and creativity.
PROMAX is the world's leading and most prestigious broadcast and design conference and award, with forty categories, five-six nominations in each category and more than two-thousand entries this year.
Entries from HBO CE's Creative Service were in the top five in four categories: the Best Image Campaign for the Cinemax Launch Attitude Campaign, the Best Sound Design for HBO's "El Orphanto" spot, the Best On-Air Identity for the Cinemax graphic package and the winning Cinemax Brand Recognition campaign.
"Winning the Promax Gold Award is undeniable proof of the enormous talent within the Creative Services department of HBO Central Europe," said Balázs Böjthe, Brand Manager of Cinemax. "We are honored by the industry's recognition of our work, which I know will inspire the team to continue to produce ever more creative campaigns in the future."
The winning Cinemax campaign, which ran in 2010 in Poland when HBO Central Europe re-branded the Cinemax channels, was produced by the Creative Services department of HBO Central Europe in full cooperation with the online team in Budapest and the marketing team in Warsaw.
"The Promax Gold Award is a first for HBO Central Europe, I am proud of the innovation and creativity of the team," added Gábor Varga, Head of Creative Services of HBO Central Europe.
On April 11, 2011, Gábor Varga has been invited to represent HBO Central Europe on the PromaxBDA advisory committee, creating an excellent opportunity to bring the central European region into the professional world of Promax.
HBO's Cinemax Brand Recognition campaign was selected by an expert panel of judges using a scoring system based on three separate criteria, overall creativity, production quality and achievement of stated or implied marketing objectives. The integrated campaign consisted of online communication, print materials and video spots for both TV and online. The objective of the campaign was to create a buzz around the Cinemax brand and associate the brand with movies. The campaign centered around a fun movie quiz with pictures and videos, heavily supported by a social media presence, creative banners on top sites, print media and video with the tagline "WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT MOVIES?", directing viewers to the Cinemax branded quiz site.
About HBO Central EuropeHome Box Office, America's leading premium television network, provides basic and premium pay television entertainment channels for cable TV, Direct-to-Home and MMDS platforms. HBO Central Europe - owned by Home Box Office Inc. - currently provides basic and premium channels to 14 countries in the region, including: Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia.HBO CE offers five high quality movie channels (HBO, HBO2, HBO Comedy, Cinemax and Cinemax2) and a digital package (HBO HD, HBO2 HD, HBO Comedy HD, Cinemax HD, Cinemax2 HD, broadcasting HBO and Cinemax programming in high definition, HBO ON DEMAND, HBO's subscription video on demand service and HBO GO, HBO's broadband SVOD service) with unique programming and broad audience appeal.The headquarters of HBO Central Europe is in Budapest, Hungary.
About PromaxBDAPROMAX is the world's premier body for promotion and marketing professionals working in electronic and broadcast media. BDA is the world's leading association of broadcast and multimedia designers.Every Promax/BDA annual conference brings together creative minds, exploring the future direction of our industry. Each occasion reflects the cultural identity of its location, showcasing the latest technology and developments that will impact on our work, and demonstrating the thinking that will guide us into the future. Throughout the world the Promax/BDA awards, which are presented in each region, are regarded as the most prestigious awards for creative endeavor in this field. Their reach also extends into the academic community where they identify and nurture the future generation of promotion, marketing and design professionals.The conferences taking place in Europe, Arabia, USA, Asia, Australia, Africa, New Zealand, Latin America and the UK, Promax/BDA is a truly international organization uniting the individuals who will pioneer tomorrow's electronic and broadcast media.
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