The 51st Krakow film festival awards

Kraków, 29th May 2011 - "Tonia and Her Children" by Marcel Łoziński, "The Argentinian Lesson" by Wojciech Staroń, and "1994" by Haveh Tehrani chosen as the best films at the 51st Krakow Film Festival; "Phnom Penh " by Paweł Kloc awarded twice - with Silver Horn and Silver Hobby-Horse.

The winners of the National, Documentary, and Short Film Competitions were announced on May 29th, at the Award Ceremony at Kijów.Centrum. The host of the evening was Maciej Stuhr. The ceremony began with a concert of a famous jazz band, Marcin Wasilewski Trio, a group that for many years worked with Tomasz Stańko, our guest last year.

Altogether 87 films, selected from 2700 entries, entered the three competitions. From these the following received awards:

The jury of Documentary Competition, chaired by Tue Steen Müller, chose "The Argentinian Lesson" by Wojciech Staroń as the best film for maintaining its form and story from the beginning to end; a story not only about different cultures but rather about the beauty of a young boy and a young girl getting closer to each other, a story about a growing friendship. The jury found the film a true masterpiece. The film was also awarded with the Award of the Polish Association of Cinematographers PSC for its cinematography.

Silver Horn for the Director of the Best Medium-length Documentary went to Marcus Lindeen for his film "Regretters". Jury appreciated the author for finding a perfect solution to self-analysis performed by two human beings who have undergone sex changes in search of their identity. In the feature-film category, Silver Horn was awarded to Paweł Kloc for "Phnom Penh Lullaby" whose strong cinematic language was used to depict a very unconventional struggle for love and acceptance in a devastating family environment. Special mentions were awarded to Alejandra Sanchez for "Agnus Dei" and to Tomasz Wolski for "Doctors".

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51KFF: THE 'FESTIVAL AWARDS WINNERS' AND 'SOMEWHERE IN EUROPE

THE 'FESTIVAL AWARDS WINNERS' AND 'SOMEWHERE IN EUROPE':

IN PRISON, IN A VODKA FACTORY, AND ON THE EUROPEAN SIDEWAYS

Krakow, 16th May 2011 - 51st Krakow Film Festival is due to begin next week. Besides the competing and premiere films, the audience will also have an opportunity to watch the films of "Festivals Laureates" and "Somewhere in Europe" sections, which have already gained viewers' love and jurors' acclaim.

Krakow Film Festival's category of "Festival Awards Winners" is being created on the basis of the cooperation with other festivals focusing on documentary and short films, such as IDFA in Amsterdam, HotDocs in Toronto, DocLisboa in Lisbon, Dok Leipzig and Uppsala Kortfilmfestival.

- Apart from exchanging experiences, the cooperation with foreign festivals is also a valuable source of reciprocal inspiration - says Barbara Orlicz-Szczypuła, vice-president of the Krakow Film Foundation, the Festival's organiser. - We bring interesting films from abroad to Krakow, and, at the same time, by conducting projects such as Polish Docs and Polish Shorts we are perceived as the ambassadors of Polish cinema.

This year 8 thematically diverse films are included in the cycle which presents the laurels' winners. Among them is an ascetic, but metaphoric animation "Sleep", Jerzy Śladkowski's film about a female worker from a vodka factory, who dreams of a career in faraway Moscow, and a moving prison confession of an American persecuted for numerous rapes on his Filipino wives and mistresses. The cycle also includes a musical comedy about dying, namely a unique premortal performance of Carla Zilbersmith's, a sharp-tongued artist diagnosed with a terminal disease.

Two films take place in the emigrant milieu - Portugese "Li Ké Terra" depicts the dilemmas of the young emigrants from the Republic of Cape Verde, whose parents did not apply for the legalisation of their stay, thus jeopardising the boys' future; Israeli "Jeremiah" is a rather bitter story about the Tel Aviv-based emigrants from the former Soviet Union. Marta Minorowicz's "A Piece of Summer", on the other hand, is a repeatedly awarded story of making the attempt to rebuild the bond between a grandfather and a grandson in the harsh scenery of the Bieszczady mountains' nature.

Category "Somewhere in Europe" concentrates on more intimate themes, which are linked together by the place in which the action happens - small, often forgotten villages, far away from the neon lights and the noise of the modern European metropolias.

"The Revenge" and "My Father Evgeni" touch upon the relations between father and son. Whereas the first story revolves around the family secret, the second one describes family affairs against the backdrop of Communist Ukraine. The protagonists of Estonian-Ukrainian "Pit no. 8" and Russian "Miner's Day" are the victims of economic and social changes that swept through Europe over the last 20 years, which gradually dragged the mining industry down, often a source of income for whole regions. "Almost Married" and "Village Without Women" takes upon the issue of search for lifetime partners and marriage. Turkish woman from an orthodox family returns home, and introduces her individually chosen fiancé to her authoritarian father, and three Janković brothers - Dragan, Zoran, and Rodoljub are looking for Albanian women who will agree to marry them and settle in Serbian village Zabrdhe. The section closes with "The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge" - the intimate story of the Slovakian Jews community based upon the photographic memorabilia revolves around Ján Mozolák, who saved from Holocaust the lives of 14 Jews during the WWII.

It is worth mentioning that 5 out of 7 films of the cycle were co-produced not only by the Western European countries such as France and Italy, but also by the U.S. and Israel. The intimate, seemingly hermetical stories from Eastern and Central-Eastern Europe easily cross the borders and find audiences in various corners of the world.

The detailed descriptions of the films from the two categories, and the screenings timetable can be found on the website: http://www.krakowfilmfestival.pl/

Krakow Film Festival begins on 23rd May, the festival passes and the tickets for individual screenings are available in the box-offices of the festival cinemas from today. The passes which allows to see all the films costs 120 PLN (70 PLN concession), the season ticket for one cycle is 40 PLN, one-day ticket - 40 PLN, the single ticket for the screenings before 5 p.m. - 5 PLN, after 5 p.m. - 10 PLN.

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51st Krakow Film Festival - films selected for short film competition announced

Krakow, 31st March 2011 - There are 39 films competing in the International Short Film Competition at the 51st Krakow Film Festival, which is held from May 23rd to May 29th. The short film category is one of the festival's three competitions of equal rank, and its winner is awarded the Golden Dragon prize.

This year there are three hundred representatives of the documentary, fiction, and animation genre taking part in the oldest competition of Krakow Film Festival. The accepted films must have been no longer than thirty minutes. Although statistically the documentary film is the most frequent winner, this year the battle within the fiction film category will be particularly fierce. Daniel Mulloy, the winner of the Golden Dragon in 2007 whose shocking "Dad" divided the festival audience, is now back in the competition with his new film "Baby". There is also an American comedy with Anthony Hopkins. On the other side of the emotional pole is the Lithuanian depiction of the tragedy that took place in a small Austrian town, where a monster-father imprisoned his daughter and their five consecutively born children ("Our Father").

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The 6th Pitching of the International Academy of the Document Dragon Forum opens in nearly a week!

The last session will be held at the 51. Krakow Film Festival between the 25th and the 29th of May in the MANGGHA Centre of Japanese Art and Technology, in Krakow.

Project selection was especially difficult this year, dues to large amount of applications. After long consultations the selection committee chose 15 projects to take part in this year's Dragon Forum Pitching. Additionally, 5 projects were selected conditionally. Our congratulations to Pitching Participants, best of luck!


List of projects qualified to participate in the Pitching can be found at: http://www.dragonforum.pl/index1.php?sec=news&lang=pl&id=655

Following commissioning editors confirmed their participation in this year's Pitching:

Margje de Koning - IKON, (Netherlands)
Jerzy Dzięgielewski - HBO, (Poland)
Adam Gee - Channel 4, (United Kingdom)
Hanneke Hagen - VPRO, (Netherlands)
Marje Jurtshenko - ERR, (Estonia)
Cynthia Kane - ITVS, (USA)
Katarzyna Malinowska - TVP Kultura, (Poland)
Philippe Muller - ARTE, (France)
Rafał Orlicki - KFC, (Poland)
Barbara Paciorkowska - TVP 2, (Poland)
Barbara Pawłowska - TVP 1, (Poland)
Emelie Persson - SVT, (Sweden)
Martin Pieper - ARTE/ZDF, (Germany)
Daniel Saltzwedel - MBB, (Germany)
Heribert Schneiders - MDR (Germany)
Nathalie Windhorst - NPS, (Netherlands)

Applications for Pitching Observers are still being accepted. Observers are welcomed to approach all Dragon Forum commissioners and investors to talk about their projects. We have also prepared a special pitching offer for film schools students. Please send filled application forms as well as questions and suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Three Dragon Forum films qualified for the competition at the 51st Krakow Film Festival!

Films selected for the National Competition:
„Pomorskie iluzje"
Directors: Jacob Dammas, Helge Renner
Producers: Jacob Dammas
Production company: Graniza Jacob Dammas
Poland, 2011, 70'

„Odyseja złomowa"
Director: Łukasz Gutt, Paweł Ferdek
Producer: Wojciech Szczudło, Witold Będkowski
Production company: SF Kalejdoskop, TVP S.A.
Poland, 2010, 48'

International documentary film competition:
Invisible Strings - The Talented Pusker Sister
Director: Ágnes Sós
Producer: Marc Lorber
Production company: HBO Cetral Europe
Hungary, 2010, 80'

Congratulations!

EFP Producers on the Move Screenings at Cannes

Bulgaria's Kamen Kalev and Hungary's Attila Csaky are among this year's European Film Promotion (http://www.efp-online.com/) Producers on the Move who will have films and project presentations at the Cannes film festival. Kalev's The Island screens in the Directors' Fortnight, and Csaky presents his upcoming project Hier from director Balint Kenyeres at Cannes' L'Atelier. In addition, 2007 Hungarian Producer on the Move and 2010 FNE/Visegrad Prix winner Ferenc Pusztai presents The Other Side of Sleep, an Irish-Dutch-Hungarian coproduction, in Directors' Fortnight, while Romanian director Bogdan Mustata presents his project Wolf at L'Atelier.

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EFP Producer on the Move: Attila Csaky

 Hungarian Producer on the Move Attila Csaky's production experience dates back to 1989, when he served as a production assistant on Before the Bat's Flight is Done directed by Peter Timar, building his credentials as a location manager and crew member, before taking up a position as production manager and overseeing such films as the Hapsburg historical epic The Bridgeman (2002), the Bulgarian-Dutch-Hungarian coproduction Pismo do Amerika (2001) directed by Iglika Triffonova, and Marta Meszaros' Polish-Hungarian coproduction A magzat (1994).

By 2002, Csaky had moved on to producing, starting with a pair of Hungarian comedies that year. He founded the production company Cameofilm (www.cameofilm.hu) in 2003, producing Meszaros' The Unburied Man, a coproduction between Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The next two years, he produced TV movies, including one directed by Geza Beremenyi for Hungary's Duna TV. He served a coproducer on Pater Sprrow's 2009 thriller 1. Csaky recently produced the 2010 Hungarian-UK romantic drama Kolorado Kid directed by Andras Bagvolgyi B., and Ticket by the aging enfant terrible of Hungarian animation, Oscar winner Ferenc Rofusz.

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EFP Producer on the Move: Linda Krukle

 Latvian 34-year old Linda Krukle, European Film Promotion Producer on the Move, produced the first Latvian-Hong Kong coproduction Amaya aka Hong Kong Confidential with a cast of famous actors from Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Hong Kong, and the U.K. She'll be coming to Cannes with her comedy road movie (in development) Tempura, a contemporary story and multicultural film project that crosses national borders and cultures.

Directed by her husband Maris Martinsons (who also did Amaya) the story begins with a Japanese woman's well-planned trip to her daughter's wedding which collapses after turbulence on the way to Madrid. Middle-aged hotheaded Keiko refuses her next flight to Lisbon and, knowing nobody, accepts a ride from a young American man traveling through Spain exploring the landscape, architecture, and women. When they get lost on their way, both are forced to overcome their prejudices and antipathy toward each other's lifestyle and habits, emerging more tolerant to those closest to them. Tempura was selected for the Tokyo Project Gathering (October 2010), where it was pitched to selected Japanese production and distribution companies.

Krukle began her carrier by establishing the marketing and international relations department in the Baltic's biggest TV studio complex "ARTeta" in Lithuania in 2004. Two years later she founded her own film production and distribution company ART&A (Lithuania), moving, as she says, "step by step to the production side, starting from TV series, and then feature films." While in Lithuania, she produced Anastasia (2006) and Loss (2008), both directed by Martinson. In 2009 Krukle returned to her homeland Latvia and established a new filmmakers' partnership, Krukfilms.

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EFP Producer on the Move: Borislav Chouchkov

 Chouchkov Brothers (www.ch-bros.com), producer of the feature debut Tilt, is the second company that European Film Promotion Producer on the Move Borislav Chouchkov (35) and director Viktor Chouchkov Jr (40) developed and own together. The Bulgarian brothers first made their name recording original scores through their company SIF309 (www.sif309.com) established in 1992, working on over 500 projects including César winner and Oscar nominee Les Choristes, Golden Globe nominee Nomad and European Film Award winner and Oscar nominee Hotel Rwanda. The achievements were aided by the active participation of their father, renowned Bulgarian pianist and composer Professor Victor Chouchkov, Bulgaria's "musician of the year" in 2000.

With 12 years of experience in the audiovisual sector already under their belt, the pair founded Chouchkov Brothers in 2003 to create and produce features and documentaries, TV shows, and music clips. Victor directed while Borislav produced video clips performed by famous Bulgarian pop singers such as Maria Ilieva and Beloslava. Their work for leading broadcasters Bulgarian National Television (www.btv.bg), bTV (www.btv.bg) and Nova TV (www.novatv.bg) included the weekly show Kings of Comedy for Nova. The full-length documentary Homo Ludens dedicated to renowned Bulgarian theater director Dimiter Gotscheff, co-produced with the Bulgarian National Television won the special jury "Golden Umbrella" award at the MEDIAMIXX '08 Festival (http://2008.mediamixx.info) and the best documentary debut of 2009 at the Bulgarian annual cinema awards.

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EFP Producer on the Move: Ada Solomon

BUCHAREST: For Romania's European Film Promotion Producer on the Move Ada Solomon, the tips for being a good producer are "diplomacy, acting skills, being good in budgeting sudoku, keeping your feet on the floor and your head out of the clouds."

Described as "an engineer dreaming of becoming an actress," she never worked as an engineer (or as an actress), but in 1993 began working for Domino Film (www.dominofilm.ro). In 2004 she started her own company, HiFilm (www.hifilm.ro), which soon established itself as one of the most important Romanian film production companies. Solomon produced Cristian Nemescu's Marilena from P7, Radu Jude's The Tube with a Hat and The Happiest Girl in the World, Melissa de Raaf and Răzvan Rădulescu's First of All, Felicia, Constantin Popescu's Principles of Life and Alexandru Solomon's documentaries Cold Waves and Kapitalism - Our Improved Formula. She also initiated the NexT Film Fest (www.nextfilmfestival.ro) in Bucharest five years ago, co-owns two multiplex cinemas with fellow producer Tudor Giurgiu, and is the Romanian coordinator for EAVE (www.eave.org).

When asked how difficult it is in Romania to build a local production, Ada Solomon says, "Almost impossible! The support from the CNC is usually around 40% of the budget, TV stations are not co-producing or pre-buying local products - except for HBO Romania, but the amount is very low." As a result, Solomon relies heavily on foreign partners. "It's not easy to find the right person for the right project, but at the same time it's a pleasure to discover people that share the passion and the vision with you. I do have favorites - all the people I've already worked with," she told FNE.

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EFP Producer on the Move: Radim Procházka

 Almost every production from Radim Procházka has received both critical acclaim and prestigious film awards, including The Greatest Czechs by director Robert Sedláček, nominated for seven awards at the 2010 Czech Lions (http://www.ceskylev.cz/). Now Procházka, one of the most promising filmmmakers in the Czech Republic, heads to Cannes as a European Film Promotion Producer on the Move.

"I‘m very happy for the honor to be part of this prestigious event," Procházka said. "I looking forward meeting my foreign colleagues, with whom I could possibly collaborate in the future."

Born in 1975 in Vyškov and graduated from FAMU film academy (http://www.famu.cz/) in 2006, Procházka has always prefered to create original films which usually receive positive critics reception, but never become as smash hits in Czech cinemas, usually described as "incomprehensible to the mass audience."

"I prefer ambitious, yet individual, character-driven, path-breaking projects. It‘s a great challenge which I love," Procházka said.

Although he studied documentary film directing, he soon became a producer for his teacher, the classic Czech director Karel Vachek. With his new company, Produkce Radim Procházka, he produced Vachek´s full length movie Záviš, the Prince of Pornfolk (2006).

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EFP Producer on the Move: Michal Kollár

 Slovakia's Michal Kollár, taking part in the 2011 European Film Promotion's Producer on the Move presentation in Cannes, describes himself as "quasi-schizophrenic" as he alternately acts as producer, director and editor.

Born in 1978, Kollár (previously known to the public as Michal Krajňák before changing his name in order to pay a tribute to his grandfather) started directing TV commercials and music videos at the age of 18. While still a student of business management in Bratislava, he met Czech director Viktor Tauš, with whom he later co-founded the Fog'n'Desire Films production company (http://www.fogndesirefilms.com/) based in Prague. Fascinated by cinema, he decided to pursue his studies and enrolled in the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava to study film editing.

After graduation in 2007, Kollár co-wrote and directed his first feature, Catfish Summer. Independently financed and self-distributed, the comedy attracted a respectable 130,000 admissions in the Czech Republic. A year later, he co-produced Viktor Tauš's top-grossing romantic comedy, The Big Thaw. The producer is currently based in both Prague and Bratislava, and also runs his own production company, Sokol Kollár (http://www.kollarfilm.com/).

Kollár, recommended for the EFP honor by the Slovak Film Institute (http://www.sfu.sk/), will present his most recent co-production, Zuzana Liová's feature debut The House, which became the first Slovak movie to screen at the Berlinale in 20 years.

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EFP Producer On The Move: Lukasz Dzieciol

 European Film Promotion's (EFP) Polish Producer on the Move Łukasz Dzięcioł is one of the youngest and most successful film professionals in Poland. Thanks to his experience in the American film industry, he develops projects that modernize the Polish film market.

Educated both in Poland and the USA, Dzieciol admits that his passion for cinema was handed down to him by his father Piotr Dzięcioł, the Polish founder of Opus Film (http://www.opusfilm.com/). After graduating with a master's degree in Film Studies from the University of Lodz, Łukasz enroled in the Producing Program at the Los Angeles Film School.

"I left for the States to see how the production industry works from the inside. I felt that in L.A. I would learn things that were not readily available at the schools in Poland. Apart from the theoretical part of the program, the studies were based mainly on practical classes, which were focused on organizing productions on all levels. We had access to working professionals, excellent equipment, and fully equipped post-production facilities. It was as much an academic experience as it was a real life experience," he said.

After graduation, Lukasz decided to use his American experience to boost the Polish film industry. He is now an essential co-creator of the vision for Opus Film, a film and television production company that has emerged as one of the leading players on the Polish market. Founded in 1991, Opus Film is a major production house managing international projects in every stage of development.

"One of our priorities is international distribution. We want our productions to be visible abroad as well on as the domestic market in Poland. We are engaged in international networking on a large scale. The effect is that currently the films from the Opus Film catalog are broadcast by television stations all over the world, screened at international film festivals, and distributed in cinemas," he said.

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FNE at Istanbul FF 2010: Meetings on the Bridge Presents New Film Projects

By Anna Franklin

ISTANBUL: Turkish films have had a string of successes at international festival recently and the 14 new feature film projects in development presented at this year's edition of the Meetings on the Bridge in Istanbul attracted an unusually high level of international interest.


An international jury of film professionals selected two films to receive cash prizes. Voice of My Father, a new project by directors Orhan Eskikoy and Zeynel Dogan and to be producer by Perisan Film, received a cash prize of 10 000 USD from the Turkish Ministry of Culture plus post production from Melodika valued at 25 000 TL. The project will be produced by Nadir Operli and Ozgur Dogan. Operli who has also worked as a journalist for FNE is a cofounder of Bulut Film in Istanbul and his film Summer Book was successful on the festival circuit in 2008. He also coproduced the successful feature documentary On the Way to School directed by Orhan Eskikoy. The film is scheduled shoot later this year and has a budget of 945 000 TL.
Voice of My Father looks at the Kurdish issue in Turkey through the eyes of a village family where most of the men have left Turkey. The mother, Base, cannot read so her husband has kept in touch by sending audio tapes which she and her son listen to over and over.


Also Emre Yeksan and Emrah Serbes also won a cash prize of 10 000 USD for their project Terrorist Upstairs from the French Centre National de la Cinematographie (CNC). The film budgeted at 600 000 TL is slated to start shooting in spring of 2011. The film is about Nurettin whose brother was killed during his military service in Eastern Turkey and how he plots revenge against the terrorists. The film will be a directing debut for Yeksan who studied at the Sorbonne and worked in Paris in film and TV production before working as a producer for such well known Turkish directors as Semih Kaplanoglu and Huseyin Karakey.


But the projects taking home cash prizes were not the only ones attracting attention at the event. German producer Karl Baumgartner who heads Pandora Filmproduktions (www.pandorafilm.com) is already on board for director/scriptwriter Nuray Sahin's 1.8m TL project The Silver Gate. Sahin who makes her home in Berlin will make her feature directorial debut with the project but she already has numerous credits to her name for projects as a scriptwriter and short film director in Germany. The film is about a family in the Eastern Anatolian village of Dersim where Sahin grew up and she says she drew on both childhood memories and her knowledge of local fairy tales for the script.


Another project that already has a foreign producer on board and will be much anticipated is Asli Ozge's Asphyxia, Atemnot which is slated to shoot in September of this year. Roman Paul and Gerhard Meixner who head the Berlin based Razor Film Produktions will produce the 1.6m TL film. Ozge's Men on the Bridge was hugely successful on the international festival circuit last year screening in Locarno, Toronto, Sarajevo and other festivals.
Her latest project is about a middle class Istanbul family whose long suppressed problems come to the surface after an accident.


Another hot project is Civilian written and directed by Levent Cetin and slated to shoot in October this year. A feature debut for Cetin the 146 000 Euro project is to be produced by one of Turkey's hottest directors Huseyin Karabey. The film is about a young man who returns home to Istanbul after his military service and shows the trauma of post-military service.


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FNE at Istanbul FF 2010: Bridges Europe - Turkey

By Anna Franklin

ISTANBUL: Bridges Europe - Turkey is a new initiative of European Film Promotion (EFP) and Istanbul International Film Festival that was launched this year to bring introduce 10 new European and 12 new Turkish up-and-coming directors to the Istanbul public as well as industry professionals.
The goal was to facilitate distribution foreign distribution of the films and European distributors were invited to special industry screenings at Istanbul's spectacular new museum of modern art as well as meetings with local Turkish colleagues.


The event was meant to compliment the Meetings on the Bridge programme which ran simultaneously and which is now in its fifth year. Founded by Istanbul FF helmer Azize Tan the new project was supported by EU MEDIA International and is intended to be an annual event.


Speaking to FNE Tan said: "There has been a great increase in interest in Turkish film internationally in the last few years and because of this a lot of the young Turkish directors wanted to coproduce. But I could see that they needed help. This was the reason I established the Meetings on the Bridge."


Tan is now in her fourth year as festival director and one of the biggest changes at the festival has been to increase the number of Turkish productions on display. This year there are almost 50 Turkish films screening including more documentaries.


"The festival has become much more open to Turkish directors," said Tan.In 2011 Bridges Europe - Turkey and Meetings on the Bridge are planned to be folded into a single event according to Tan.

Renate Rose, Managing Director of EFP speaking exclusive to FNE said: "Our first year of partnership with the International Istanbul Film Festival was a good start to get to know each other. With our new initiative Bridges Europe - Turkey EFP was able to present - in cooperation with the festival - 10 European films and 12 Turkish films in a special programme to audience and industry during the festival.Full cinemas and vibrant Q&As following the screenings showed a huge interest by local audiences. The workshop on International Casting, organized in the frame work of Bridges Europe - Turkey were almost overcrowded and showed the enormous interest by young Turkish actors to work on an international European level. EFP is very much looking forward to improve and continue the successful start of this new partnership in the year 2011."


Bridges Europe - Turkey 2010

European Films selected for the Programme

Turkish Films selected for the Programme

All That I Love (Wszystko, co kocham)
by Jacek Borcuch (Poland)
Wide Management
A Step into the Darkness (Büyük Oyun)
by Atıl İnaç (Turkey)
TFT Yapım

The Calling
by Jan Dunn (United Kingdom)
Arrow Entertainment Inc.

Angels and Gamblers (Melekler ve Kumarbazlar)
by Ertekin Akpınar (Turkey)
Hayalet Yapım

Camping (Camping)
by Jacob Bitsch (Denmark)
Nimbus Film

Bornova Bornova

by İnan Temelkuran (Turkey)
Temelkuran Film ve Müzik

Colony
by Carter Gunn, Ross McDonnell (Irel.)
E1 Entertainment

Dark Cloud (Bahti Kara)
by Theron Patterson (Turkey)
Bulut Film

Dogtooth (Kynodontas)
by Giorgos Lanthimos (Greece)
MK2

Five Cities (Bes Şehir)
by Onur Ünlü (Turkey)
Eflatun Film

Muezzin
by Sebastian Brameshuber (Austria)
Cinephil

Love in Another Language (Başka Dilde Aşk)
by İlksen Başarır (Turkey)
Ofisistanbul by Ppristanbul

Nothing Personal
(Rien de personnel)
by Matthias Gökalp (France)
MK2

Love, Bitter (Aci Aşk)
by A. Taner Elhan (Turkey)
Tim's Productions

Nothing Personal
by Urszula Antoniak
(The Netherlands / Ireland)
Bavaria Film International

Me and Roz (Benim ve Roz'un Sonbahari)
by Handan Öztürk (Turkey)
Gala Ajans

On the Path (Na Putu)
by Jasmila Žbanić (Bosnia and Herzegovina /Croatia/Austria/Germany)
The Match Factory

Not Worth A Fig (İncir Çekirdeği)
by Selda Çiçek (Turkey)
Çiçek Film

The World is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner
(Svetat e golyam i spasenie debne otvsyakade) by Stephan Komandarev (Bulgaria / Germany / Hungary / Slovenia)
m-appeal

Other Angels (Teslimiyet)
by Emre Yalgın (Turkey)
Logos Film

There (Orada)
by Hakkı Kurtuluş, Melik Saraçoğlu (Turkey)
İki Film

Vavien
by Yağmur Taylan, Durul Taylan (Turkey)
İmaj Entertainment

On January 15, the 27th Warsaw Film Festival, which will take place October 7-16, 2011, starts accepting submissions for this year's edition.

Budapest/Warsaw December 16th 2010

European Film Promotion (EFP) will present 13 films from its member countries from across Europe that have been submitted for consideration as Best Foreign Language Film at the upcoming Academy Awards­. The screenings will take place at the Wilshire Screening Room in Beverly Hills, between November 3 -10 during the American Film Market (AFM), to give these entries maximum exposure during this decisive time in Los Angeles and also provide a platform for European films seeking US distribution. The screening series is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the respective EFP member organisations.

The 13 films come from: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Iceland, FYR of Macedonia, The Netherlands, Norway, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

For film titles and more information please click here

Los Angeles / Paris, 21 October 2010 - Organizers of the inaugural edition of DISCOP ISTANBUL today announced that more than 160 companies have already confirmed their attendance at the event, which takes place from 14 to 16 March, 2011.

Georgian filmmakers have a long history of international success. Most recently we have "Street Days", by Levan Koguashvili, released in 2010, was nominated for the best feature film competition program at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival (2010). The film was awarded the Grand Prize ("Golden Lily") at the Central and East European Film Festival "Go East" in Wiesbaden (Germany) and Tolorance Award and Special Mention of the Critics Jury Prize of the European Film Festival Palic in Subotica, Serbia.

The 4th Kaunas International Film Festival will be opened with Eastern Drift (Indigène d'Eurasie) – the best Lithuanian film of 2010. The Lithuanian premiere of the latest film by Šarūnas Bartas will take place on October 1 in Kaunas.