8th ScripTeast project in production!

The shooting for the "Vanishing Waves" is taking place in Vilnius, its surroundings and on the Lithuanian coast. The shooting is planed to end in early December 2010. The film is produced by Ieva Norviliene (Tremor, Lithuania) in co-production with Pascal Judelewicz (Acajou Films, France). The main character - Lukas is played by one of most popular Lithuanian young actors Marius Jampolskis, and Aurora is played by Lithuanian artist Jurga Jutaitė.

"Vanishing Waves" (working title "Aurora") is directed by Kristina Buožytė and based on the script written by Kristina Buožytė and Bruno Samper who worked on the project during the 4th edition of ScripTeast - 2009/2010 with Marc Caro (Cesar winner, scriptwriter and director of "Delicatessen", „The City of Lost Children", "Dante 01"; an animator and author of the visual concept for "Vidocq" and "Alien 4") and Jason Resnick (long-term International Sales Director at Universal Pictures and Focus Film, co-operating with governmental film agencies in South America, independent advisor on co-production, sales and financing) and Head of Studies Tom Abrams (award-winning scriptwriter, author of Oscar-nominated "Shoeshine" and "Performance Pieces", professor at University of Southern California in Los Angeles).

"Vanishing Waves" is the eighth script that is being produced with ScripTeast support. The other seven already made films started their festival paths and theatrical distribution.

"ScripTeast after four editions so far already has to it's credit eight films done and we know that there are next productions about to start. We keep our fingers crossed for authors of produced projects, but also for those who are preparing for the production. We are very pleased that program which we developed brought so fast very impressive effects. Such extraordinary results would not be possible without the great contribution from our excellent Creative Advisors and support from program partners: Media Program of EU, Polish Film Institute, National Center for Culture in Poland and others." - said Dariusz Jablonski, Artistic Director of ScripTeast and President of the Independent Film Foundation.

ScripTeast was created and is continuously lead from the artistic side by the famous Polish director and producer Dariusz Jablonski, in collaboration with his closest associates, producers: Violetta Kamińska and Izabela Wojcik. Together - beside a wide international production activities through their companies Apple Film and Avocado TV, they created the Independent Film Foundation, which promotes ambitious films and its authors in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe.

ScripTeast is organized by the Independent Film Foundation and supported by Media Program of EU, Polish Film Institute, National Center for Culture in Poland, and Apple Film Production, in cooperation with the European Film Academy, the ACE Program, Producers Network, Final Draft, Film New Europe and festivals in Berlin, Cannes and Karlovy Vary.

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A collection of 5 Slovak films from the famous period of the Czechoslovak New Wave of 1960s are presented in a special section dedicated to the period with the title: New Wave of Czechoslovakia.

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Prague, November 19, 2010 - Czech cinema will be amply represented at this year's international film festival in Tallinn, Estonia (November 19 - December 5, 2010). Festival guest and this year's Shooting Star, Kryštof Hádek, who will be at the festival to present 3 Seasons in Hell, will also appear at the 23rd European Film Awards in Tallinn on December 4.

WARSAW: Film New Europe together with the International Visegrad Fund has announced the winner of the first-ever prize to for best documentary co-production from a Visegrad country. Slovak director Martina Sakova, the co-director of The Housemaid, a German Slovak documentary was awarded the Prix at the closing ceremony of the International Bratislava Film Festival (http://www.iffbratislava.sk/) on 11 November. The Prix was handed over by the Vsiegrad Fund Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Linda Kapustova Helbichova The film was directed by Anna Hoffman and the two young directors collaborated closely on the project about a young Slovak housemaid working abroad. The prize recognizes the artistic achievements of filmmakers in the Visegrad countries and encourages cultural cooperation between partners within Visegrad and partners of other EU countries.

The legendary Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi will be honoured in his hometown as he will be on hand to receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony of this year's Grand OFF World Independent Film Awards which will be held on 27th November 2010 in Kamienica Theatre, Warsaw.

20 film professionals from more than 12 different countries will make up the 6 competition juries for films screening at the main programme of the 14th Black Nights Film Festival which runs from 24th November - 5th December 2010.

Two of the ten SHOOTING STARS, who were presented as Europe's Best Young Actors at this year's Berlin International Film Festival, have been nominated as "European Actress 2010" for the upcoming European Film Awards: Zrinka Cvitesić from Croatia for her role in On the Path by Jasmila Äbanic and Lotte Verbeek from The Netherlands for her performance in Nothing Personal by Urszula Antoniak.

Furthermore, two former SHOOTING STARS were nominated as "European Actor 2010": Elio Germano, Italian SHOOTING STAR 2008, for Our Life by Daniele Luchetti and Jakob Cedergren, Danish SHOOTING STAR 2005, for Submarino by Thomas Vinterberg.

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Short film "Hanoi-Warsaw" directed by Katarzyna Klimkiewicz received the Special Award on Cottbus Film Festival Germany 2010.
The Cottbus Film Festival is one of the most important festivals of Eastern European Cinema.
The main prize of the 20th Cottbus Film Festival won the Serbian/German/Swedish coproduction directed by Oleg Novkovic - White, White World.
Three awards earned the Hungarian/Dutch/Austrian coproduction Adrienn Pal: best director for Agnes Kocsis, best actress for Eva Gabor, and the prize of the Ecumenical Jury.
The best actor award took Taavi Eelmaa for The Temptation of St. Tony directed by Veiko Ounpuu.
The Polish short film produced by Kino Polska Television directed by Katarzyna Klimkiewicz - "Hanoi-Warsaw" was awarded with Special Prize.

Film "Hanoi-Warsaw" is the result of the competition for best scenario - "The Debutants", announced by Kino Polska Television.
The purpose of the competition was to select young talents and to stimulate interest in short-form narrative.
The main prize was production the film based on the winning script by Kino Polska Television.
The project's co-producers were Mastershot Studio, 1.2 Film Association, Polish Filmmakers Association and the Andrzej Munk Studio "The Young and Film".

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Joanna Dąbek
Specjalista ds. Promocji i Marketingu
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Telewizja Kino Polska, ul. Cybernetyki 7, 02-677 Warszawa
tel. /22/ 356 74 45

The Cottbus Film Festival, Connecting Cottbus awarded Tinatin Kajrishvili the CoCo Best Pitch Award and € 3000 for presenting the project "Flight - Tbilisi - Tbilisi" (director Vano Burduli). 15 projects from 12 countries were running for this prize in the CoCo Selection 2010.