In just a month the 7th edition of Visegrad Film Forum will host silver screen art director, editor and cinematographer with many others.
Between 17th and 21st of April the Film and TV Faculty of Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava will become a place for uncovering the secrets of cinematography, networking between young filmmakers and informal entertainment.
Common visions with the director Christopher Nolan
Icelandic production designer, art director and special effects supervisor Eggert Ketilsson made his career breakthrough when Hollywood studios were discovering breath-taking nature of Iceland. After his work on part of Lara Croft Tomb Raider (2001) and the first episode of legendary comics series Batman Begins (2005) couple years later, he became a member of Christopher Nolan’s stable team. Ketilsson continued his work on the planet sections of epic space odyssey Interstellar (2014) and became an art director on the Oscar nominated feature film Dunkirk (2017) set during the II World War. Moreover, Ketilsson has also continued collaboration on Hollywood sci-fi and fantasy blockbusters. He was Icelandic Special Effects Supervisor on Prometheus (2011) by Ridley Scott, Thor: The Dark World (2012) or Transformers: The Last Knight (2017). He also cooperated on Icelandic part of shooting on Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) by J.J. Abrahms and Star Wars movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016).
Transforming words into pictures
Slawomir Idziak, born in Poland, is a renowned cinematographer of many American and European blockbusters. Being a DOP on an action movie Black Hawk Dawn (2001) directed by Ridley Scott brought him nominations for the Oscar Academy Award and BAFTA. Apart from that he has experience with the Hollywood productions thanks to his work on Gattaca (1997), Proof of life (2000) and King Arthur (2004). In 2007 he became main cinematographer on the fifth episode of the Harry Potter franchise titled Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Above all he is mainly known by his collaborations on the films of Polish directors Krzystof Zanussi and Krzystof Kieślowski. Three Colours: Blue (1993), which is Kieszlowski’s most famous work from the trilogy inspired by French Revolution, will be screened during the event with personal attendance of Slawomir Idziak.
Fantastic illusion of the film
Thrilling film storytelling is made by British filmmaker Mick Audsley directly in the editing room. Part of our programme is an exclusive screening of the movie Twelve Monkeys (1995) directed by Terry Gilliam with the presence of the editor himself. Audsley presented his skills in a film illusion on titles like Interview with Vampire (1994), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).
Thanks to his long and fruitful cooperation with the director Stephen Frears Audsley was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Editing for Dangerous Liaisons (1988), and won the BAFTA TV Award for the The Snapper (1993). Furthermore, he contributed to the blockbuster Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) and most recently to the adaptation of the cult classic by Agatha Christie Murder on the Orient Express (2017).
Visegrad Film Forum 2018
Date: April 17-21, 2018 Place: Bratislava, Slovak Republic Venue: Film and TV Faculty VŠMU