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Elchin Musaoglu's East of the West competition film The 40th Door is already a prize-winner; it picked up a Golden Remi award for best foreign film at the WorldFest-Houston in April.
Devil's Town is a creative, independent first feature film, described by scriptwriter and director Vladimir Paskaljević as "a black comedy of contemporary Belgrade."
El Paso (www.ceskatelevize.cz/specialy/elpaso), a social drama based on a true story from contemporary Czech Republic, places a strong emphasis on the Czech Romany (as the Gypsy population is called) problem.
Bulgarian director Ivan Cherkelov unexpectedly deviates from his usual intellectual themes, turning to the post-communist mafia world in his newest film, Crayfish.
A double award winner from the Venice film festival (Silver lion for best director and cinematography), Alexey German Jr.'s Paper Soldier screens at Karlovy Vary in the East of the West competition section.
What's Slovak at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2009
Berlin-based world sales company m-appeal has just added Christos Georgiou’s second feature film Small Crime to its line-up
Lithuanian director Ignas Miškinis' second feature film Low Lights (Artimos šviesos), makes its international premiere in the East of the West competition at the 44th International Karlovy Vary Film Festival.
International Film Festival DocBoat / Warsaw NON-fiction e-fest kindly invites you to enter films to its first edition, to be held on September 2009 on the Polish Internet.
One of the important directors and screenwriters of the Albanian cinema, Artan Minarolli devoted nearly five years of his life to the raising of the 950,000 Euro budget for Alive.
Arsen Anton Ostojic's No One's Son swept the Croatian awards last year: 6 Gold Arenas at the Pula Film Festival, Critics' Award for best film, state award for achievement in film in 2008, and Croatian candidate for the 2009 Academy Awards.
Árpád Sopsits' The Seventh Circle -- the concluding film in the director's half-century trilogy -- takes its title and inspiration from Dante's Divine Comedy.
First feature film director Aron Matyassy burst onto the Hungarian film scene, winning the Golden Reel Main Prize of the 40th Hungarian Film Week in February with his movie Lost Times.
The Danish competitor "The Pig" (Grisen) by Dorte W. Høgh receives the award of the 2009 MUNICH INTERNATIONAL short film festival, being granted Kodak film material for her next project.
Despite the financial crisis affecting budgets and advertising revenues across Europe, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (www.kviff.com) can count on sustaining its public and private support.
The National Programme of the 56th Pula Film Festival (www.pulafestival.hr) that will be held from 18 to 25 July, shall present a record ten films.
European films dominate the 14-film strong selection of the 44th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (www.kviff.com), running July 3-11.
FEATURE-LENGHT DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
The 49th International Film Festival for Children and Youth held in Zlin, Czech Republic, awarded its Golden Slipper for best film for children to Mária Procházková's contemporary take on the Little Red Riding Hood story, Who is Afraid of the Wolf?
The feature documentary Recipes for Disaster by John Webster has won the Best Feature Film prize at Green Film Festival in Seoul, South Korea, and the main prize at Planete Doc Review Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland.