FESTIVALS: Febiofest Ready to Kick Off

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    PRAGUE: The 22nd edition of the International Film Festival Prague – Febiofest will screen 159 films from 56 countries in 562 screenings from 19 to 27 March 2015.

    The festival will open with a period drama A Little Chaos, directed by and starring Alan Rickman. At the opening ceremony, the Kristian award for contribution to world cinema will be given to guests of honour: Alan Rickman, Kim Novak and Jean-Jacques Annaud. British producer Mike Downey will also be a special guest of the festival. The festival will pay tribute to Eran Riklis.

    A total of 12 titles will vie in the New Europe Competition and will be judged by a jury chaired by Vlasta Chramostova. In cooperation with the Polish Institute in Prague, Febiofest will introduce the Poland 44 section on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of WW II. The section Balkan Beats will show six features. The new section Culinary Cinema is organised together with Berlin International Film Festival. The Northern Lights section will be part of the festival for the second time.

    New Europe Competion lineup:

    Life in a Fish Bowl ( Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Baldvin Zophoníasson
    Produced by Icelandic Film Company
    Coproduced by Solar Films Inc. Oy, Axman Production, Harmonica Films AB

    Helium (Netherlands)
    Directed by Eché Janga

    Liza, the Fox-Fairy (Hungary)
    Directed by: Károly Ujj Mészáros
    Produced by Film team
    Coproduced by Origo Film Group

    Aerobics - Love Story (Sweden)
    Directed by Anders Rune

    X+Y (UK)
    Directed by Morgan Matthews

    The Kindergarten Teacher ( Israel, France)
    Directed by Nadav Lapid

    Patrick's Day (Ireland)
    Directed by Terry McMahon

    Schmitke (Czech Republic, Germany)
    Directed by Štěpán Altrichter
    Produced by Tomas Vach
    Coproduced by credo:film, Filmuniversitat Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Produkce Vadim Prochazka
    Supported by Czech Film Fund, Karlovy Vary Region

    They Have Escaped (Finland)
    Directed by Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää

    No One's Child (Serbia, Croatia)
    Directed by Vuk Ršumović
    Produced by Art & Popcorn
    Coproduced by Baboon Production, Kinorama
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

    Hope (France)
    Directed by: Boris Lojkine

    Pause (Switzerland)
    Directed by: Mathieu Urfer