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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.

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Jan-Gunnar Franke

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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

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Národní 28, 110 00 Praha 1

tel: + 420 221 105 398

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fax: + 420 221 105 303

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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

Prague, January 17, 2011 – The 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

EAST EUROPEAN FILM ALLIANCE, a consortium of Eastern European film organizations with the financial support of the MEDIA INTERNATIONAL Preparatory Action of the European Union launched its training program „EEFA Training Network 2010“ to be held during 2010. Consortium partners were RFS (Romanian Film Sector Association) – Romania, IFF Molodist (Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist) – Ukraine, ALTFilm (ALTFilm) – Moldova, ASA (Ankara Cinema Association) – Turkey, GEOPOLY (Geopoly Film) – Bulgaria, IFF Moscow (Moscow International Film Festival) – Russia, PÖFF Tallinn (PÖFF - Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival ) – Estonia, ReAnimania (ReAnimania Festival) – Armenia, GOLDEN APRICOT – Armenia, AATALANTA (A Atalanta Film Production S.A.) – Slovenia, NFC - National Film Centre of Latvia, and Georgian National Film Center – Georgia. In 2010, EEFA operated a one-year Training Network for its partners in the following countries: Russia, Armenia, and Estonia. Alongside our partners, this initiative was supported by Media International. EEFA TRAINING NETWORK was a platform for film professionals from the East European countries and EU neighboring countries, utilizing co-production projects as concrete means to gather talents and strengthen the wide regional film industry. EEFA TRAINING NETWORK created, developed and helped capitalization of opportunities for international co-productions between the Eastern and European partner countries, as well as with the established film markets in the EU, trying to inter-relate the existing platforms or markets. EEFA TRAINING NETWORK facilitated information exchange and stimulated market intelligence by establishing a wide professional network that makes effective use of the information regarding necessary working conditions, legal framework, systems of financing, systems of distribution/exhibition within the audiovisual markets in the partner countries. EEFA TRAINING NETWORK enhanced the competitiveness and international co-operation of the audio-visual sector of the East European partner countries in relationship with their European counterparts. EEFA TRAINING NETWORK fostered opportunities for cultural diversity, product exchange and circulation of audiovisual products among the partner countries and within the EU by offering access to an industry-standard professional network available for all its members. Learning targets and professional benefits Participants learned the elements needed for a viable film project and improved their skills in how to draft a professional film-script, how to produce a film, how to deal with the main legal issues, how to analyze target audiences and market potential of a film project.Participants improved their understanding of the film sector in their country as well as of the other partner countries in order to understand the basic requirements to enter into co-production. Participants gained concrete parameters as to how to develop their career further in film and/or audiovisual field, as well as how to improve their daily practice.Participants had a better understanding of the functioning and dynamics of the European and Eastern film markets. Training format and methodologyThe training was spanned on the duration of a year, and consisted of four phases:
  • an on-line preparation phase during which all participants aligned themselves on key principles regarding the topics they worked upon, had interactive feedback in the form of questions and answers, and worked on assignments.

Participants received on-line a set of core concepts and a list of assignments before the workshops, in order to attend the training with an equal level of understanding and preparation for the live workshops.
  • a live phase of spotlight meetings of the four basic film business crafts (screenwriters, producers, legal representatives, distribution representatives) in the form of residential workshops where initial assignments were evaluated and improved.

In the workshop, know-how input was given through lectures, case studies and screenings for all participants. In the plenary and in group sessions led by the trainers, participants discussed and analyzed specific topics or case studies. ProgramSession no. 1: “Scriptwriting/Development” - framework event : Moscow International Film Festival- where : Moscova (Rusia)- when: 20th -22nd of June 2010Session no. 2: “Management of the Film Production” - framework event : Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival- where : Yerevan (Armenia)- when: 14th -16th of July 2010Session no. 3: “Legal Bases of Co-productions” & “Film Distribution”- framework event : Baltic Nights Film Festival (POFF)- where : Tallin (Estonia)- when :1st -6th of December 2010 And framework event: Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale 2011)- where: Berlin (Germania)- when: 10th - 19th of February, 2011 In 2010, 14 projects were selected (potentially, one per each partner country) and then given access to the Training Network program. The participants applied in teams and with projects, and benefited of one year of online assistance for their projects coming out from European experts: Mr. Patrice Vivancos (GR/FR), Mrs. Lucy Scher (GB), Mr. Christian Routh (UK/SP), Mrs. Catherine Buresi (FR), Mrs. Linda Beath (CA/IT), Mrs. Marta Lamperova (CZ/DE), Mr. Dirk Poppendick (DE), Who could applyEEFA Project 2010 was open only for the film professionals who were residents of the 14 partner countries plus Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.The trainees for EEFA Training Network applied in project teams (producer, writer/director, legal expert, promotion expert) that shared the same long feature film project (fiction or documentary, more than 70 minutes) being in development phase at that moment. Application requirementsThe applications were evaluated taking into considerations both the quality of the submitted projects and the professional profiles of the members of the team.
  • Indicative selection criteria for the submitted film project

- quality of the script;- international market potential;
  • Indicative criteria for the members of the film project

Selection procedure Selection criteria for producers were: either to have produced a minimum of two hours of audiovisual programs (any format and genre, no matter whether through their own or a third entity) or to have a sound business and managerial experience in any other field. They needed to be currently working in their country on project where they had teamed up with the writer/director. Selection criteria for writers or directors were: to have written and/or directed at least two hours of audiovisual program (any format and genre). They needed to be currently working in their country on project where they had teamed up with the producer. Selection criteria for legal experts were: at least three years of professional activity, preferably with experience linked to the film sector and intellectual property law. They needed to be currently working in their country on project where they had teamed up with the producer. Selection criteria for promotion expert were: at least three years of professional activity in film marketing/promotion. They needed to be currently working in their country on project where they had teamed up with the producer. Submitting the documentsThe application package was drafted only in English and contained: · Application form (properly filled in and signed);· CVs for each member of the team: producer, writer/director, legal experts, promotion expert. Each CV had to be updated with relevant information regarding the experience in cinematography industry or related fields and had to contain a photo in pdf or jpg format.· Long feature film project (fiction or documentary, more than 70 minutes) folder, which included: - synopsis (one page);- treatment (maximum 10 pages);- draft budget and financing plan (in euros; one page each);- draft distribution plan (one page).· A motivation letter signed by the Producer, containing a brief description of the production company and which had to provide arguments sustaining the interest of the team in participating within EEFA Training Network 2010. EEFA Training Network provided all technical support for an easy and secure application procedure. All documents were sent via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The East European Film Alliance was supported in 2010 by Media International Preparatory Action (an EU program aiming the development of the audiovisual industry in partnership with non-EU countries), by the FilmNewEurope website and the MAQS Law Firm. CoordinatorCATALIN LEESCUEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Mobile: +40 753 125 237

Press Release / Pressemitteilung

Prominent Experts at the Berlinale Talent Campus #9:
Danis Tanović, Janus Metz, Samuel Maoz, Shekhar Kapur and Alex McDowell
“Filming War” — Panel with filmmakers Danis Tanović, Janus Metz and Samuel Maoz
No other events have influenced the narrative structures and aesthetic of films so much as the wars of the 20th and 21st centuries. High pressure and life-risking situations are inherent to filmmaking processes that depict war and crisis situations, whether they are fiction or documentary. During the ninth Berlinale Talent Campus, three outstanding filmmakers will reflect on how war is depicted in film: Danis Tanović, who received an Oscar® in 2002 for No Man's Land, Janus Metz, who won the 2010 Grand Prix at the International Critics' Week of the Cannes Film Festival for his documentary Armadillo, and Samuel Maoz, Israeli director and script writer, who bagged a Golden Lion in Venice 2009 and recently won two European Film Awards for Lebanon.


“Play as Process: Worldbuilding and New Ways to Imagine” — Panel with production designer Alex McDowell, director Shekhar Kapur, and others
Play is a process that acknowledges the creative chaos inherent to developing storytelling worlds. New digital immersive tools of our time are like a toy box for ideas. How can we use these digital tools to create narrative play-spaces in which both audience and creator can be immersed in collaborative experience? Since the 90s, production designer Alex McDowell has indisputably set new standards with the imaginary worlds he created for films like Fight Club, Minority Report, and Watchmen. Shekhar Kapur, the award-winning director of Bandit Queen and Elizabeth: The Golden Age, has developed his creative expression across the broad range of narrative media, from comic books to architecture. Together, McDowell and Kapur will offer Campus audiences an insight into the playful process behind building narrative worlds in virtual film space. Both filmmakers, together with experience designer Tali Krakowsky, and artist Andrew Shoben, are members of the 5D Conference - an association of designers, scientists, artists, entertainment media practitioners and academics that come together to explore current trends in designing for film and new media.


The Berlinale Talent Campus is an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival, a business division of the Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin GmbH, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media upon a decision of the German Bundestag, in co-operation with MEDIA - Training programme of the European Union and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.


January 13, 2011
as pdf-file download on our website:
http://www.berlinale.de/en/presse/pressemitteilungen/alle/Alle-Detail_8276.html