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DCI DIGITAL SCREENINGS: FIRST TIME IN HUNGARY ON JAMESON CINEFEST

For the first time in the history of Hungarian film festivals, some of the films in competition of Jameson CineFest are going to be screened with DCI, the most developed digital technology. Since the premiere of Avatar in 2009, the cinemas’ transition to digital technology is going on at a…
03-08-2011

POLISH FILMS AT THE VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Carnage by Roman Polanski / Main Competition Three Polish accents appeared in the line-up of the 68th Venice International Film Festival. Bóg zemsty (Carnage) by Roman Polanski was selected to the main competition and will fight for the Golden Lion. The film will have its premiere at the Venice Film…
03-08-2011

11. New Horizons IFF results

The 11. New Horizons International Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday, 31 July with the Polish premiere of Pedro Almodóvar's The Skin I Live in. During 11 festival days 483 movies (of which 228 were full-lenght) from 44 countries were shown. 240 of them had their Polish premieries in Wrocław.…
31-07-2011

Polish Films at Locarno

Two Łódź productions: Opowieści z chłodni by Grzegorz Jaroszuk and Bez śniegu by Magnus von Horn will screen in the Pardi di domani / Leopards of Tomorrow short film competition of the 64th Locarno International Film Festival, one of the key film events in the world. Locarno's International Competition lineup…
25-07-2011

PRESS RELEASE: The 58th Pula Film Festival Prize Winners

16-23 July 2011 National Festival 9-23 July 2011 International Festival Prize winners of the 58th Pula Film Festival (www.pulafilmfestival.hr) National Competition Programme Jury Jury: Živorad Tomić, film critic and director - president, Goran Dević, screenwriter and director, Stanko Herceg, cinematographer, Nataša Janjić, actress, Vladimir Tadej, screenwriter and director NATIONAL PROGRAMME…
25-07-2011

New Horizons IFF and London Film Academy start a partnership

London Film Academy teams up with the Wrocław-based event on the programming and sponsorship side. The New Horizons IFF is the biggest film festival in Poland. The 11. Edition will take place in Wrocław, Poland on 21-31 July 2011. London Film Academy (www.londonfilmacademy.com) is an innovative film school offering professional…
20-07-2011

'Do You Have a Story?' by Dario Juričan in Locarno Competition Programme

The short film Do You Have a Story? by Dario Juričan, produced by Blank filmski inkubator, was included in the competition programme of the 64th International Film Festival in Locarno (3-13 August 2011, Italy), where it will participate in the short-film programme Leopardi of Tomorrow (Concorso Pardi di domani).Do You…
18-07-2011

”Venice” Honored with the Children Jury Prize for the “Wisest Film” in Ukraine

"Venice" by Jan Jakub Kolski received the Children Jury Prize for the "Wisest Film" at the 19th Artek International Children Film Festival that took place in Ukraine between July 3 - 9, 2011. The prize has been voted for by over 3000 children that participated in this the biggest and…
15-07-2011

Karlovy Vary IFF: Winners

Click HERE to see full Winners list
11-07-2011

Pula Film Festival 58th Edition programme

PULA: The 58th Pula Film Festival (9-23 July 2011 www.pulafilmfestival.hr) brings together the best in international film and a national programme of new Croatian films in its National Programme (16-23 July). The Croatian programme will showcase 19 films, ten Croatian films and nine Croatian minority coproductions. This year for the…
07-07-2011

11th New Horizons IFF Programme Announced

The winner of the 2011 Golden Bear in Berlin, Nader And Simin, A Separation by Asghar Farhadi will open the Wrocław-based event on the 21st July. The second opening film will be Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. The closing film on the 31st July will be…
03-07-2011

CONNECTING COTTBUS GOES INTO ITS 13TH ROUND

Project selection started – Receptions in Karlovy Vary and Sarajevo – New award for postproductionBerlin, July 1 2011- November 3 and 4 will see the 13th edition of the East- West-Co-production market Connecting Cottbus in the context of FilmFestival Cottbus. 13 East European feature film productions will be presented with…
03-07-2011

My Sex Life / Viata mea sexuala

PerspectivesDir. Cornel George PopaA very tired woman strolls before the video camera in the Budapest park with the microphone attached to her skirt from behind. She is a single mother of 26. A guy whom she knew in the nursery school and has completely forgotten since, learns that she is…
02-07-2011

Snowchild

PerspectivesDir. Uta ArningWhen there is a multi-storied parking on the screen, the viewer has good reason to expect a car chase in the near future and almost certainly there will be a shoot-out. In the same way a lonely hotel or house spells imminent death at the hands of a…
02-07-2011

Undercurrent / Brim

PerspectivesDir. Árni Ólafur ÁsgeirssonIt is rewarding to observe that the invigorating winds of political correctness have penetrated the territories which were earlier off limits to them. Like, for example, a frail Icelandic fishing vessel where the sturdy crew should be sure that a woman on board forebodes trouble. But far…
02-07-2011

Anarchy in Zirmunai / Anarchija Zirmunuose

Anarchy in Zirmunai (Anarchija Zirmunuose) PERSPECTIVESDir. Saulius Drunga The detective-like plot development is what fuels our interest in the movie, the title of which includes the word “anarchy” and the name of the dormitory district in Vilnius dating back to the late Soviet period. On the soundtrack we hear the…
02-07-2011

American translation

American TranslationCOMPETITON Dir. Pascal Arnold, Jean-Marc Barr A youth named Chris drives across France in a van, in which he also lives and sleeps, changing his only two shirts. But those are real party slim line shirts, one is yellow with red and blue flowers, the other is brown with…
02-07-2011

Revenge: A Love Story / Fuk sau che chi sei

CompetitionDir. Wong Ching PoThe viewer who is at least superficially familiar with Asian cinema of the past decade will have no difficulty in taking the movie into its constituent parts which he has already seen elsewhere. The lovers – she is, to put it plainly, nuts, and to put it…
02-07-2011

First winners of the 33rd MIFF

First winners of the 33rd MIFF were announced on Saturday morning in "Khudozhestveny" cinema:”Viewers’ sympathy” award was given to “MONTEVIDEO, TASTE OF A DREAM” (MONTEVIDEO, BOG TE VIDEO) by a Serbian director Dragan Bjelogrlic. FIPRESCI jury awarded a film by Alberto Morais “THE WAVES” (LAS OLAS). “Kommersant” magazine gave its…
02-07-2011

Queen

Julie Taymor's version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest secured its place in the cinema history due to innovation: the main character is now a woman named Prospera. The helmer explained this twist in adaptation by a simple fact: she couldn’t find a male performer who’d be comparable with Helen Mirren. By…
02-07-2011