KOSICE: Thirteen films will compete for the Blue Angel award at Art Film Fest, running 15 – 23 June in Kosice, located in southeastern Slovakia.
This year’s feature film competition jury boasts top filmmakers from five countries, Slovakia, Ukraine, Poland, Russia and Germany, who will decide the winners of the festival’s Blue Angel awards, which will be given out on 23 June. They are Slovak producer Lívia Filusová, Ukrainian actress Marianna Kavka, Polish director Joanna Kos-Krauze, Russian actor and filmmaker Ivan Shvedoff and award winning German producer and Mogador Film helmer Christoph Thoke.
Speaking of the growing importance of Artfilmfest on the festival calendar, two times Cannes awarded Thoke said that there is beauty and relevance to come to a festival that is known for its powerful and inspiring selection of titles from the CEE region and beyond. “Serving on a jury is one of these exciting challenges and privileges that my profession involves. Just not to forget, it is the respect for the filmmakers and their works that drives and unites us. I am looking forward to a wonderful week in Kosice”
For more information about the jury members click HERE.
The films in competition are:
Oblivion Verses (France, Germany, Netherlands, Chile)Directed by Allireza Khatami
Butterflies (Turkey)Directed by Tolga Karacelik
Nina (Poland)Directed by Olga ChajdasProduced by Film It
Soldiers. Story from Ferentari (Romania, Serbia, Belgium)Directed by Ivana MladenovicProduced by HiFilm Productions, coproduced by Bas Celik
Land (Italy, France, Netherlands, Mexico, Qatar)Directed by Babak Jalali
The Guilty (Denmark)Directed by Gustav Moller
The Last Self-Portrait (Slovakia)Directed by Marek Kubos
What Will People Say (Norway, Germany, Sweden)Directed by Iram Haq
When the Trees Fall (Ukraine, Poland, Macedonia) Directed by Marysia Nikitiuk Produced by Directory Films Coproduced by Message Film, Fokus In
And Breathe Normally (Israel, Sweden, Belgium)Directed by Isold Uggadottir
Crush My Heart (Austria)Directed by Alexandra Makarova
One Day (Hungary)Directed by Zsofia Szilagyi
The Load (Serbia, France, Croatia, Iran, Qatar)Directed by Ognjen GlavonicProduced by Non-Aligned Films in SerbiaCoproduced by Kinorama