Slovenian Society of Cinematographers (ZFS) is committed to the progress and development of professional cinematography, it advocates respect of moral and ethical principles of the profession and stands for continuous development and quality of Slovenian cinema.

For the second time Slovenian Society of Cinematographers (ZFS) has awarded new award - IRIS in the filed of cinematography for the works finished by the end of 2016. Awards were presented in five categories: Feature film, short film, documentary film, student film, and animation. In all five categories 42 films were submitted. Candidates who submitted their works for IRIS award had to be Slovenian citizens or of Slovenian nationality, and not necessarily members of ZFS.

In addition to the five categories members of ZFS have decided to award Aleš Belak, ZFS for outstanding contribution in cinematography.

Winners of IRIS 2016 awards are:

1) feature film:

MILOŠ SRDIĆ (ZFS) for the film “POJDI Z MANO” (Come Along)

2) short film:

JURE NEMEC (ZFS) for the film “NISI POZABIL” (You didn’t forget)

3) documentary film:

ROŽLE BREGAR for the film “CODELLI” (Codelli)

4) student film (live action or documentary)

ROK KAJZER NAGODE for the film “K.A.O.S” (Chaos)

5) Animation:

MILOŠ SRDIĆ (ZFS) for film “SLOVO” (Farewell)

6) Award for outstanding contribution in cinematography:

ALEŠ BELAK (ZFS)

 

Združenje filmskih snemalcev Slovenije
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At the initiative of the Polish Film Institute, the T-Mobile New Horizons Film Festival is now one of the 10 international film festivals to present selected films in the prestigious The Goes to Cannes during the biggest film market, Marché du Film, during the 70th Cannes International Film Festival.

The Goes to Cannes is a program that invites the largest festivals to present domestic films to the international film industry, films that do not yet have agents, distributors or set premiere dates.

The T-Mobile New Horizons Film Festival and the Polish Film Institute will present a selection of Polish films in various stages of production (works-in-progress) during New Horizons’ Polish Days Goes to Cannes, which will be a preview of the New Horizons’ industry event called Polish Days held during the Wrocław festival.

“Presence at a film market as prestigious as Marché du Film at Cannes is a tremendous opportunity to promote Polish film productions in their various stages of completion. For over six years we have successfully organized Polish Days jointly with the T-Mobile New Horizons Film Festival in Wroclaw. It is an industry event that has achieved exceptional renown among filmmakers and producers. Now, as part of New Horizons’ Polish Days Goes to Cannes, five Polish productions will be presented to the most important sales agents, distributors and festival programmers from around the world,” says Magdalena Sroka, Director of the Polish Film Institute.

The program of the New Horizons’ Polish Days Goes to Cannes on May 23 consists of five films, including three feature-length debuts: “Diagnosis”- a documentary film directed by Ewa Podgórska, “Thrice Falls the Saint” – fiction debut by Jacek Januszyk, “Tower. A Bright Day” – fiction debut by Jagoda Szelc and an animated film by Mariusz Wilczyński, „Kill It and Leave This Town,” as well as the latest film from Dorota Kędzierzawska, „Speedway”. The closed screening at New Horizons’ Polish Days Goes to Cannes will be held on May 23 at 10 AM-12 noon at Palais K- level 4 in the Festival Palace during the 70th Cannes International Film Festival.

More information here

Polish Days will be held on August 8-10, 2017, during the 17th T-Mobile New Horizons Film Festival (August 3-13, 2017).

Polish Days, the most important industry event at the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, is organized jointly with the Polish Film Institute. During closed screenings, film industry representatives from around the world watch the latest Polish films at various stages of production, including completed works as well as fragments of films in postproduction; they also participate in pitching sessions of projects in development. As each year, organizers expect about 200 guests, including sales agents, distributors, film festival programmers as well as producers. Polish Days is an excellent opportunity for Polish film producers and filmmakers to promote their projects, plan festival strategies and network with international partners.          

Application deadline: May 22, 2017.

More information here

Copyright
11/04: European screenwriters and directors call for right to fair remuneration online – SAA
European screenwriters and directors including Pedro Almodovar, Agnieszka Holland and Sir Alan Parker sent a letter to the Members of the Legal Affairs’ committee to support the introduction in the EC proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market of an amendment that would guarantee audiovisual authors proportionate remuneration wherever their works are exploited online across Europe.

CineEurope
10/04: CineEurope announce winner of international exhibitor of the year award – UNIC
Eddy Duquenne, Chief Executive Officer of Kinepolis Group, has been named as the 2017 recipient of the “International Exhibitor of the Year Award” at CineEurope.

European Parliament
14/04: “Culture has a key role to play in overcoming Europe's challenges“ by MEP Petra Kammerevert (DE, S&D) – The Parliament Magazine
Culture has been overlooked in EU policymaking, but it has a crucial role to play in overcoming Europe's challenges, writes Petra Kammerevert.

25/04: Geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination: adoption of draft report on 25 April – European Parliament website
The regulation on geo-blocking seeks to provide more legal certainty and enforceability by defining specific situations when there can be no justified reason for discrimination on the grounds of nationality/residence. It also bans the blocking of access to websites and the use of automatic re-routing without the customer's prior consent.
25/04: Vote on the Audiovisual Media Services Directive on 25 April in Culture Committee – European Parliament website
On 25 April, the CULT committee voted its report on the review of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive. More than 1300 amendments have been tabled to the proposal published in May last year, evidence of the great interest it has generated.

Events
16/05: Vote in plenary Portability Regulation 
20/05: European Audiovisual Observatory Conference, Cannes – more information here
21/05: Europa Cinemas Conference, Cannes 
22/05: European Film Forum, Cannes 
15-16/06: Digital Assembly, Malta – more information here 
19-22/06: CineEurope 2017 – register here

Two opportunities for documentary filmmakers from the Central and Eastern Europe with deadlines at the end of this month. We would like to ask you to share them with filmmakers in Poland.

DOCU TALENTS @KVIFF

Filmmakers from the Central and Eastern Europe can submit their documentary films in production or post-production to the Docu Talents @KVIFF, selecting twelve most remarkable Central and East European documentaries. They will be presented on July 4, 2017 to festival programmers, distributors, sales agents and journalists attending the 52nd Karlovy Vary IFF.

JI.HLAVA FILM FUND

Filmmakers from the Central and Eastern Europe may now apply to the Ji.hlava Film Fund for support of their creative documentary films and receive visual and sound post-production services in the amount of 16,000 EUR, and other benefits. This is a new Ji.hlava's programme launched this year.

The eligible countries are: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Ukraine.

Deadline for applications is April 30, 2017. More information can be found here.

21 Features and 13 Short Films To Be Screened in Analog Form at the Festival's 17th Edition

As a project of Deutsches Filminstitut, which was founded in 1949, thus rendering it Germany's oldest institute for cinematic arts and research, goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film has stood since its founding in 2001 for the appreciation and appropriate presentation of the film histories, both common and individual, of the nations of Central and Eastern Europe. These histories feature prominently in more than a few of goEast's festival sections, above all however in the annual goEast Symposium and the Homage.

In 2017, the majority of the films of the Symposium Reluctant Feminism: Women Filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe and all of the films of the Homage to Hungarian director Márta Mészáros will be shown in the 35mm format: representing a total of 13 short and 21 feature-length films. In Wiesbaden, goEast is in the fortunate position of having among its festival venues not one but two cinemas that are equipped for analog projection (including that of valuable archive copies): our partners Caligari FilmBühne and Murnau-Filmtheater.

It continues to be very vital to goEast, now going into its 17th edition, to be able to provide access to cinema history to the festival audience in its traditional mode of analog presentation - as 35mm projections on a movie theatre screen.

"From the 12th to the 13th edition of the festival, that would be from 2012 to 2013, we undertook a full shift from analog to digital as regards current film productions and their mode of presentation. In our research to find copies for our programs that feature films made before this time, we search very meticulously for analog film copies that are in good shape and suitable for presentation and usually prefer to use these copies instead of digital versions. These days, the archives are not always willing to lend us this material for our screening purposes. But we are persistent," as festival director Gaby Babić explains. "It even happens occasionally that we pay special fees for borrowing an analog copy that we would not have to pay for the corresponding digital copy. We have become increasingly aware of the fact that we as a festival are contributing actively to saving the cultural practice of analog film and that we have to demand that it be saved. We also represent a space for this analog school of seeing and perceiving."

It is noteworthy that the majority of the films for this year's Symposium and the lion's share of Márta Mészáros' works have yet to be digitized - in spite of the international significance of these female directors. This is an equally crucial step that needs to be taken, in addition to the preservation of the original analog material.

goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film is hosted by Deutsches Filminstitut and supported by numerous partners. The festival is primarily funded by the Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts, the State Capital Wiesbaden, Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" (EVZ), Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, ŠKODA AUTO Deutschland, BHF-BANK Foundation, the Adolf und Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung für Kunst und Kulturpflege, the Federal Foreign Office, Deutsch-Tschechische Zukunftsfonds, the municipality of Eschborn, the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation and Krušovice. Media partners include among others 3sat, the FAZ and hr-iNFO.

We are happy to inform you that the call for the competition section at Szczecin European Film Festival '17 is now open. We would appreciate your help in distributing this information among your recipients. We are waiting for documentary films, short features, music videos, video arts, reportages, animated films which are going to be presented in four competition categories:

EUROPEAN COMPETITION FOR DOCMENTARY FILMS

Its main purpose is to present premiere productions which broaden the concept of documentary cinema and break its stereotypical image.

Submission deadline: 16/06/2017
Presentation date: 19-23/10/2017
Films may be submitted via:

FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/SzczecinEuropeanFilmFestival-304326
FilmFestivalLife: http://www.filmfestivallife.com/Szczecin-European-Film-Festival
www SEFF: http://europeanfilmfestival.szczecin.pl/en/form2017

TELEFON ART

An international competition for films shot with a mobile phone or another “hand-held” device registering vision and sound. The film's theme and execution technique are free - documentary, feature, reportage, animated and video art films are all allowed.

Submission deadline:8/05/2017
Presentation date: 23-25/06/2017
Films may be submitted via:

FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/SzczecinEuropeanFilmFestivalTELEFONART
FilmFestivalLife: http://www.filmfestivallife.com/Szczecin-European-Film-Festival
www SEFF: http://europeanfilmfestival.szczecin.pl/en/429/telefon_art_17

POP SEFF

A world competition for short musical film forms – so-called clips. We are looking for productions that break away from generic standards and whose visuals play an equally important role as the music accompanying it.

Submission deadline: 8/05/2017
Presentation date: 23-25/06/2017
Films may be submitted via:

FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/SzczecinEuropeanFilmFestivalPOPSEFF
FilmFestivalLife: http://www.filmfestivallife.com/Szczecin-European-Film-Festival
www SEFF: http://europeanfilmfestival.szczecin.pl/en/493/pop_seff_17

ZACHODNIOPOMORSKIE SHORTY

The seventh edition of a competition presenting the newest and most interesting film productions by authors associated with the West Pomeranian Voivodeship.

Submission deadline: 8/05/2017
Presentation date: 23-25/06/2017
Films may be submitted via:
www SEFF: http://europeanfilmfestival.szczecin.pl/en/428/west_pomerania_shorts_17

The competition section of SEFF discovers and presents the most interesting and newest artists’ proposals from all over the world. Last year, a record number of 2570 productions from 88 countries were submitted to the European Competition for documentary films (including co-productions), and over 1130 productions from 83 countries to the TELEFON ART competition.

In addition to the competition sections, the festival offers a rich accompanying programme, including i.a. Crossing the Boundaries – a point of the programme by Tomasz Raczek, dedicated to the future of film genre boundaries; Let's Talk Film – meetings with cinema stars; "The Best Films In The World" – a presentation of the newest and most renowned documentary productions; SEFF Film Forum - a meeting of the international film circle.

SEFFis an annual film event, organised by the OFFicyna Association, which investigates the boundaries of cinema and whose main mission is creative exploration. The festival programme is carried out in partnership with an international network of organisers and presented in Szczecin as well as in towns on both sides of the Polish-German border.

We would appreciate you to share the information about the open call at SEFF'17. In case of any questions please contact the Competition coordinator, Anna Julia Janik
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (film submissions), and for matters concerning promotion Tomasz Jóźwiak
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Szczecin European Film Festival '17
23-25.06.2017 / 19-23.10.2017 Poland
http://europeanfilmfestival.szczecin.pl 
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FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Berlinale to rate the films in the Main Competition, Panorama and Forum giving the films 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. 5 is the best and 1 is the worst. The ratings give an overview of critics opinions from a large number of countries and provide insights to what critics in many different countries think about the programme.

FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Berlinale to rate the films in the Main Competition, Panorama and Forum giving the films 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. 5 is the best and 1 is the worst. The ratings give an overview of critics opinions from a large number of countries and provide insights to what critics in many different countries think about the programme.

FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Berlinale to rate the films in the Main Competition, Panorama and Forum giving the films 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. 5 is the best and 1 is the worst. The ratings give an overview of critics opinions from a large number of countries and provide insights to what critics in many different countries think about the programme.

FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Berlinale to rate the films in the Main Competition, Panorama and Forum giving the films 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. 5 is the best and 1 is the worst. The ratings give an overview of critics opinions from a large number of countries and provide insights to what critics in many different countries think about the programme.

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