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Prague, January 31, 2011 – Every year Czech Film Center's first publication of the new year is a catalog and DVD of Czech films, and this year is no exception. This edition presents features and documentaries premiered in 2010 and upcoming films scheduled to premiere before June 2011. The effort is enhanced by a selection of short films released on a separate DVD.
CFC aims to continue its longstanding tradition of publishing annual catalogs that map out Czech film production in the given year and inform of upcoming premieres, helping industry professionals to plan screenings at important festivals in Europe and elsewhere.
The new catalog and DVD, Czech Films 2010-2011, contains information on 21 feature films, 20 documentaries and 12 selected shorts from 2010, and 19 features and documentaries with premiere dates scheduled by mid-2011. For each movie, the publication presents a synopsis, technical information, contact details for the producer or foreign sales agent, photos from the film and the director's selected filmography. The catalog also includes selected statistics and a key directory of audiovisual companies and institutions from the Czech Republic.
The DVD supplement to the catalog provides information on features and documentaries from 2010 and presents trailers from movies and snippets of interviews with their directors.
The catalog and DVD are both bilingual editions – Czech-English.

Information on the films is also available online at www.filmcenter.cz, where you can also download the entire catalog.



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Lenka Šindelářová
Czech Film Center - Film Promotion
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Dear Friends,

Documentary Campus and One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in partnership with the Institute of Documentary Film kindly invite you to a unique industry event:


Documentary Campus Industry Session
11-13th March
Prague, Czech Republic

“One World, Many Ways” –
New Directions in Human Rights Documentaries

Documentary Campus is honoured to present a three-day industry event during the acclaimed One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague (8-17 March 2011). Thought-provoking panels and case studies for industry professionals will be run parallel to workshops on low budget and online production for newcomers. It’s a forum for East and West to network, to discuss professional development and co-production opportunities from the filmmaker to the commissioning editor level.

“One World, Many Ways” will explore ways to tell the stories that need to be told and introduce some of the world’s most important human rights filmmakers who have risked their lives to tell them. Stay tuned each week as we reveal our list of international guests.


More information:

Register now for the event on our website: http://www.documentary-campus.com/v2/page/symposia/symposia_register/53/

Participation fee will be 50,00 € only (catering is not included).
There will be no further reductions on the participation fee.

Find more practical info on the weekend at: http://www.documentary-campus.com/v2/page/symposia/53/

For more info on the One World Film Festival, please have a look at: www.oneworld.cz

The Institute of Documentary Film also invites you to the open program of Ex Oriente Film workshop taking place in March 14 – 19, 2011.
http://www.dokweb.net/en/ex-oriente-film/1st-workshop-session-programme-outline-607/?sac=2



We look forward to meeting you there!

The upcoming International Film Festival in Rotterdam will present two films from the East Silver Market 2010 - the epic documentary about the life of the Romanian dictator The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu by Andrei Ujica and nominated for the Silver Eye Award, and My Perestroika by Robin Hessman.

February 2011: Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (.CHB) sees the return of Cinema Total - a series of events for international film professionals and film buffs during Berlinale, focusing on the film industry in Central and Eastern Europe.

Learn about methods of sponsoring and co-production from both sides of the continent. Explore the latest political, economic and cultural development, as well as artistic phenomena in Eastern Europe. Look into the future of the all-European film industry, shaped by Western-European film professionals and their Eastern counterparts.

Cinema Total 4 (CT4) in Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (.CHB): an intriguing series of programmes in an inspiring setting.

For further information and your invitation, please see attachment.

Kind regards,
Jan-Gunnar Franke

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Collegium Hungaricum Berlin
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East Silver was recently approached by two European TV stations that showed interest in two titles from the market. One of them is the Dutch TV station HUMAN which acquired the award-winning Polish documentary Chemo by Pawel Lozinski. TVP Kultura is considering the Czech film Keep the Rhythm! by Olga Sommerova.

ADDRESS: RIALTO Theatre

19 Andrea Droussioti St, Heroes Square,

3040 Limassol - Cyprus

Α. GENERAL INFORMATION


Α1. The International Film Festival "Cyprus Film Days" is the official international film festival of Cyprus. It is co-organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus and the Rialto Theatre.

The selection of films and programming of screenings and parallel events programme is undertaken by a three-member Artistic Committee, appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre.

Α2. The Festival's main objectives are to:

  • contribute to the development, promotion and mobility of the art of filmmaking in Cyprus and the wider area;

  • screen the work of filmmakers from across the world and to introduce their work to the Cyprus public;

  • to serve as a hub for films from the three neighbouring continents of Cyprus.

Α3. The Festival is annual and takes place in Limassol and Nicosia simultaneously. The ninth edition of the festival will be held between 8 and 17 April 2011.

Α4. For 2011, the festival includes the sections below:

- Glocal Images - International Competition Section: Nine (9) feature-length films participate in this section. Films originating from the neighbouring continents of Cyprus and other parts of the world are chosen by the artistic committee, with an emphasis on films, which promote cinema as an art form and a tool for intercultural dialogue. Moreover, Glocal Images seeks to attract films highlighting the diverse "colours" of local filmmaking in their country of origin and drawing on themes and styles of contemporary international filmmaking. Each film in this section is screened once in Limassol and once in Nicosia.

- Viewfinder - A Close-up of Contemporary International Cinema: Nine (9) feature-length films will be selected to participate in this section. This section hosts films which have been distinguished at major international film festivals during the festival year and are selected by the Artistic Committee.

  • The Festival also includes special screenings, thematic sections and tributes to the work of distinguished filmmakers from across the world.

  • Parallel events with workshops and master classes.



Β. REGULATIONS OF PARTICIPATION IN

"GLOCAL IMAGES - International Competition Section"

Β1. Nine (9) feature-length films will participate in this section.

Β2. All films participating in "Glocal Images - International Competition Section" are selected and invited by the Artistic Committee of the Festival upon submission of the entry form.

B3. Selection Criteria:

All films participating in "Glocal Images - International Competition Section" must:

  • be feature-length films;

  • be screened in Cyprus for the first time;

  • be films whose production was completed after 1 September 2009;

  • be available in a 35 mm print. No other format is acceptable;

  • have a running time of more than 60 minutes.


Β4. Procedure

Entry forms for all films applying to this section must be sent by post or courier to the following address:

RIALTO THEATRE,

"Cyprus Film Days - Entry Form",

PO BOX 50332, 3603 Limassol, Cyprus

and must include:

- two (2) DVDs of the film in PAL or NTSC in any region with English subtitles. DVDs are not returned unless the sender requests so;

- the relevant entry form for "Glocal Images - International Competition Section" completed and signed by the authorised producer or the holder of the film rights. The entry form is available at: www.filmfestival.com.cy and www.cyprusfilmdays.com

Interested parties should fill it in electronically, print it out and send it together with the relevant DVDs (screeners). The entry form and the additional items described therein must also be sent via electronic mail to the address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • The festival does not charge an entry fee for participation to this section.

  • DVDs sent from countries outside the European Union and countries not participating in the Schengen Agreement must bear the indication "No Commercial Value - For cultural purposes only".

Β5. Conditions

Films selected for screening at the "Glocal Images - International Competition Section" must be in their original version with English subtitles on print. The festival undertakes the translation and preparation of electronic subtitles in Greek. Therefore, a dialogue list in English must be submitted for translation purposes within ten days from the selection of a film. Any other arrangement in relation to the subtitling of the film must be made in consultation with the festival. Any other informative material regarding the film such as posters, photographs, press kit, trailers etc must also be sent together with the dialogue list in English.

Β6. The Jury

The Artistic Committee of the Festival appoints a three-member Jury consisting of personalities from the international film industry.

The Artistic Committee of the festival also appoints the chairperson and the secretary of the Jury. The decisions of the Jury are taken by simple majority. Persons who are in any way involved with the films participating in this section cannot be members of the Jury.

Β7. The Jury awards the following prizes:

- Best Film (1st Prize). This award is accompanied by the amount of €7,000 (euros) which is paid in half (ex aequo) to the Producer (€3,500 euros) and the Director of the film (€3,500 euros).

- Best Film (2nd Prize. This award is accompanied by the amount of €3,000 (euros) which is paid in half (ex aequo) to Producer (€1500 euros) and the Director of the film (€1500 euros).

- The Jury may also award up to two Honorary Distinctions. These distinctions are not accompanied by a monetary prize.

- Each prize is awarded to just one film and it is not permitted to award a prize in half euros) to two films.

- Monetary prizes may be sponsored by other organisations.

- Payment of the amount accompanying the prizes is made in euros.

Β8. The deadline for the submission of entry forms to the "Glocal Images - International Competition Section" is 15 February 2011. The mailing date of the entry form will be considered as the submission date. Applicants will be informed that they have been chosen by no later than 28 February 2011. The prints of the films selected for participation must arrive at the offices of the festival by no later than 1 April 2011 and will be returned within two (2) weeks after the end of screenings on 18 April 2011.

Β9. During the festival, no public screening of a film participating in this section is allowed in Cyprus.

B10. The sender bears the shipping cost and postage insurance for the print of the film participating in "Glocal Images - International Competition Section". The festival bears the cost for returning the print to the sender. Where the print comes from or is sent to another festival, the normal procedures are followed. The festival bears any cost related to the insurance of a print of a film against damage or loss for the period after it has been received by the festival until the time it is delivered to the post office or courier (transport agent) for return or given directly to a representative of the film. Any damage to the print of a film must be reported in writing within one week from its receipt and before its next screening. Any claims will be dealt with on the basis of the relevant report of the complainant. In case of loss or complete damage of the print during the period when the festival is responsible for it, the festival is solely liable for the cost including the cost of production of a new print according to current prices of workshops and is made with the same technical specifications as the print lost or damaged. Compensation does not exceed 3,000 euros in any case.



C. REGULATIONS OF PARTICIPATION IN

"VIEWFINDER - A Close-up of Contemporary World Cinema"

C1. Nine (9) feature-length films will participate in this section as stated in paragraph A4.

C2. Αll films participating in this section are chosen and invited directly by the Artistic Committee of the Festival. Each film in this section is screened once in Limassol and once in Nicosia.

C3. A film participating in this section must:

- be a feature-length film;

- be screened for the first time in Cyprus;

- have had its production completed after 1 September 2009;

- have a running time of over 60 minutes.

- Exceptions in relation to the above may be made at the discretion of the Artistic Committee.

C4. Any matters regarding the participation of a film in this section such as postage, screening, subtitling etc are arranged by direct consultation between the festival and the holder of the film rights.

C5. During the festival, no public screening in Cyprus of a film participating in this section is permitted.



D. PARTICIPATION OF CYPRIOT FILMS

D1. Participation of Cypriot films in the two sections of the festival is subject to the terms and regulations of the festival as described above.

D2. Since one of the objectives of the festival is to promote and screen local films, Cypriot feature-length films are given the opportunity to be screened along with the main programme even if they have been previously screened in theatres or other festivals in Cyprus.

Cypriot films featuring as special screenings must:

  • be Cypriot-produced or co-produced with Cyprus being the main country of production;

  • have had their production completed after 1 September 2009;

  • have not been previously screened at the festival;

  • be available in a 35 mm print;

  • have a running time of over 60 minutes.

Ε. AUDIENCE AWARD

Ε1. Films participating in the two official sections, i.e. "Glocal Images - International Competition Section" and "Viewfinder - A Close-up of Contemporary World Cinema" participate automatically in the audience award. This award is not accompanied by a monetary prize.

F. MISCELLANEOUS

F1. The organisers of the festival will decide on any matters not prescribed by these regulations, in accordance with the practice followed internationally.

F2. Participation in the "9th CYPRUS FILM DAYS - International Film Festival 2011" implies full acceptance of these regulations.



The Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture has announced that the 9th CYPRUS FILM DAYS -International Film Festival 2011, co-organised with the Rialto theatre has been upgraded to an international competition festival. The festival, which is being held for the 9th time this year, will host an international competition section titled "Glocal Images" in which film-makers from around the globe and Cyprus are invited to submit their films.

Prague, January 17, 2011The 61st International Film Festival in Berlin

(February 10 – 20, 2011) has selected a total of three Czech films for its official program. Additionally, four Czech films and one trailer will be screened at the concurrent European Film Market (EFM).

The 41st International Forum of New Film selected a total of 39 films for its program this year. For the first time ever, it will feature three films from the Czech Republic: two feature debuts, The House (director: Zuzana Liová, CZ, SK, 2011) and Eighty Letters (director: Václav Kadrnka, CZ, 2011), and a documentary, Matchmaking Mayor (director: Erika Hníková, CZ, SK, 2010).

“I am very pleased to have three Czech films appearing in this year's Forum. This selection represents an interesting diversity, and confirms that the young generation of Czech filmmakers knows how to tell exciting stories,” adds Christoph Terhechte, director of the Forum.

Czech movies have been appearing in the Forum section since the nineties. Among those screened in the section, which aims to introduce the younger generation of filmmakers, especially new trends in world cinema and always works with political messages, were the documentary Sweet Century by Helena Třeštíková in 1999, The Key for Determining Dwarfs by Martin Šulík in 2003 and ... It's Gonna Get Worse by Petr Nikolaev in 2007. In 2008, Pavel Koutecký's Citizen Havel celebrated its international premiere.

More information about the films is available at: www.nesvatbov.cz, www.vaclavkadrnka.com and www.domfilm.sk.

At this year's EFM, which is an integral part of the festival, will be present a total of four Czech films, all of which were premiered in Czech theatres last year: Little Knights Tale (dir.: Karel Janák, represented by: NonStop Sales AB, SE); Kooky (dir.: Jan Svěrák, represented by: Fandango Portobella sales, GB); 3 Seasons in Hell (dir.: Tomáš Mašín, represented by: The Yellow Affair, SE/FI); Walking Too Fast (dir.: Radim Špaček, represented by: Bionaut, CZ); as well as the trailer for Leaving (dir.: Václav Havel, represented by: Simply Cinema, CZ)

Contact

Jana Černík – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mobile: +420 724 32 99 49

Lenka Šindelářová

Czech Film Center - Film Promotion

____________________________

Národní 28, 110 00 Praha 1

tel: + 420 221 105 398

gsm: +420 604 307 605

fax: + 420 221 105 303

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.filmcenter.cz

www.filmovakomora.cz

The European Audiovisual Observatory has just been joined by Bosnia and Herzegovina. This takes the number of member countries of the Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, up to 37 plus the European Union which also has full member status

 

21-25 March 2011 Bruges, Belgium