20-10-2015

FNE at Cottbus Film Festival: Feature Film Competition

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COTTBUS: The feature film competition at the 25th Anniversary of the Cottbus Film Festival, which runs 3-8 November 2015, relies heavily on its Central European roots, with films from Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia having an especially strong presence.

The main competition selection also gives a nod to the festival’s spin-off industry event, Connecting Cottbus, with several alumni coming through the coproduction market over the past four years finding a spot in the competition.

A total of 12 films representing 14 countries will screen in the main competition. The films range from off-beat comedy to social drama. The films will be competing for a top prize of 25,000 EUR, out of 42,500 EUR to be handed out to the feature film competition and a total of 77,750 EUR to be given out at the festival.

The list of films in the feature film competition follows:

The Ungiven (Croatia)
Directed by Branko Schmidt
Produced by Hrvatska Radiotelevizija
Supported by Croatian Audiovisual Centre

The Wednesday Child (Hungary, Germany)
Directed by Lili Horváth

Family Film (Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, France, Slovakia, Croatia)
Directed by Olmo Omerzu
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Demon (Poland)
Directed by Marcin Wrona
Produced by Magnet Man film Ltd.
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

Heavenly Nomadic (Kyrgystan)
Directed by Mirlan Abdykalykov

Chemo (Poland)
Directed by Bartek Prokopiewicz
Produced by Filmokracja
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

The High Sun (Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia)
Directed by Dalibor Matanic
Produceed by Kinorama
Coproduction: Gustav Film in association with SEE Film Pro from Serbia Project
Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and the MEDIA Programme, the Slovenian Film Centre and Viba Film Ljubljana

The Land of Oz (Russia)
Directed by Vasily Sigarev

Three Days in September (Macedonia, Kosovo)
Directed by Darijan Pejovski

Fair Play (Czech Republic, Slovak Republic)
Directed by Andrea Sedlácková
Produced by Negativ
Coproduction: Arina, Czech Television, RWE, Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska , i/o post, Barrandov Studios, DEPARTURES Film
Supported by the State Cinematography Fund – Czech Republic

Siska Deluxe (Slovenia, Czech Republic, Macedonia)
Directed by Jan Cvitkovic
Produced by Perfo Production
Coproduction: Evolution Films, Kino Oko
Supported by the Slovenian Film Center, the Czech Film Fund and the Macedonian Film Agency

Liza, the Fox Fairy (Hungary)
Directed by Károly Ujj Mészáros

Produced by Arsmedia, 42Film, Punkchart Films, Rouge International, Studio Dim

Supported by the Eurimages fund, the Czech State Cinematography Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Slovenian Film Center, MDM MitteldeutscheMedienförderung and the MEDIA Programme