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50th Krakow Film Festival Highlights – the second day, 1st of June 2010

Festivals 2010-05-31

9.30am - the opening of the Krakow Film Market (1st -4th of June, 9.30 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Museum of Japanese Art and Technology Manggha

The Krakow Film Market is the biggest film market for documentary and short film in Central East Europe. In the digital video-library you will have the opportunity to watch 330 newest titles from all over the world.

9.30am - the opening of Dragon Forum (1-2.06, 9.00 - 17.00 - Workshops; 3-4.06, 9.00 - 17.00 - Dragon Froum Pitching), Museum of Japanese Art and Technology Manggha

Dragon Forum is the annual workshop of documentary film in the middle of Europe ending with pitching, that is, the presentation of film project in the early production phase, looking for new financing sources. The aim of Dragon Forum is to help film-makers making author's cinema, which is also committed and honest documentary cinema.


g.11.00 - the China Day - a screening of films from the Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, KINO POD BARANAMI, Red Auditorium

‘China Day', which has become a part of the KFF's tradition, is a fruit of cooperation with the Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival. Since 2004, the Krakow Film Festival has played host to the representatives of the Chinese film industry, who would bring along the most recent works of the Middle Kingdom's artists. Every year these films are exceptional and exotic.

China Day films:

Kj: Music and Life, dir. Cheung King-Wai
Living upon Iron, dir. Jin Huaqing
Cotton, dir. Zhou Hao
The Tide, dir. Yao Song


12pm - the press conference with the Dragon of Dragons laureate - Jonas Mekas, International Cultural Centre, Rynek Główny 25

Jonas Mekas will be talking about his work, life and views on life with prof. Andrzej Pitrus from the Jagiellonian University.

Meeting in English with simultaneous translation to Polish.


12.30pm - a screening of films from the Documentary Competition, KIJÓW.CENTRUM

Q&A with directors after the screening:

Marc Isaacs (Men of the City)

3pm - a screening of films from the Documentary Competition, KIJÓW.CENTRUM

Q&A with directors after the screening:

Regev Contes (The Worst Company in the World)

The Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcovy49BCmc


3pm - a screening of films from the Top Ten Krakow cycle, ARS REDUTA

Films:

Portal to Peace (Wrota wiecznego spokoju), dir. Thomas Stenderup
Mallet (Młot), dir. Aca Ilić
Bread Day (Dzień chleba), reż. Sergei Dvortsevoy
Father and Daughter (Ojciec I córka), reż. Michael Dudok de Wit
Metamorphosis of Mr. Samsa (Przemiana pana Samsy), reż. Caroline Leaf
Oil Gobblers (Ropaki), reż. Jan Svěrak


6pm - the Ceremony of awarding Jonas Mekas with the Dragon of Dragons followed by screening his films, KIJÓW.CENTRUM

Jonas Mekas's films:

Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol, USA 1982, 37'
Happy Birthday to John, USA 1996, 18'
This Side of Paradise, USA 1999, 35'
Zefiro Torna or Scenes from the Life of George Maciunas, USA 1992, 34'


9pm - a screening of films from the Documentary Competition, KIJÓW.CENTRUM

Q&A with directors after the screening:

Luigi Maria Perotii, Rovero Impiglia (Florence Fight Club)

The Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW-wxTW7OCI


10pm - a screening of a film from the Sound of Music cycle ‘Rocksteady. Roots of Reggae', dir. Stasha Bader, KINO POD BARANAMI, Red Auditorium

Plot: The story of rocksteady - the kind of music which originated reggae.

The Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAb5zjedzzE

pozdrawiam / kind regards

Anna E. Dziedzic


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Anna E. Dziedzic
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