FESTIVALS: Art Film Fest Košice 2023 Announces Lineup

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    KOŠICE: Nine films will compete for the main prize, the Blue Angel, in the International competition of the 29th Art Film Fest Košice, which will take place 16 – 23 June 2023. The festival is returning in full strength after a one year-break, as the last year´s edition was cancelled by the organisers due to insufficient funds.

    The main competition consists of first, second or third feature films made after 1 January 2022. This year´s selection presents films from 13 countries.

    In the international short film competition, which is a traditional part of the festival, 36 short films from around the world will be screened within six blocks.

    The Golden Camera Award for a significant contribution to cinema will be received by the world-renowned Hungarian director Béla Tarr. Two of his films will be shown at the festival: the seven-and-a-half-hour magnum opus Satan's Tango / Sátántangó (1994), produced by MIT (Hungary) and coproduced by Von Vietinghoff Filmproduktion (Germany) and Vega Film (Switzerland), in association with Magyar Televizio (MTVA) and TV Suisse Romande, and Werckmeister Harmonies / Werckmeister harmóniák (2000) produced by 13 Prods (Hungary) in coproduction with Arte – GEIE (France), Studio Babelsberg (Germany), Goessfilm Ai Kft (Hungary), ZDF - Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Germany), Magyar Televizio (MTVA, Hungary) and Rai3 (Italy).

    A special in memoriam will be dedicated to Art Film Fest president Milan Lasica.

    International Feature Film Competition:

    Safe Place / Sigurno mjesto (Croatia)
    Directed by Juraj Lerotić
    Produced by Pipser
    Coproduced by December
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Slovenian Film Centre, the Croatian RadiotelevisionEurimages

    Runner (USA, France, Germany)
    Directed by Marian Mathias

    Blaze (Australia)
    Directed by Del Kathryn Barton

    Love According to Dalva (Belgium, France)
    Directed by Emmanuelle Nicot

    Domingo and the Mist / Domingo y la niebla (Costa Rica, Qatar)
    Directed by Ariel Escalante Meza

    I Have Electric Dreams / Tengo sueños eléctricos (Belgium, France, Costa Rica)
    Directed by Valentina Maurel

    Mediterranean Fever (Germany, France, Cyprus, Palestine, Qatar)
    Directed by Maha Haj
    Produced by Majdal Films
    Coproduced by Pallas Film, Still Moving, AMP Filmworks, in association with Metafora Production
    Supported by Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung, Eurimages, the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, La Région Île-de-France, the Doha Film Institute, the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture and l’Aide aux cinémas du monde du CNC, Institut Français

    The Quiet Girl / An Cailín Ciúin (Ireland)
    Directed by Colm Bairéad

    White Plastic Sky / Műanyag égbolt (Hungary, Slovakia)
    Directed by Tibor Bánóczki, Sarolta Szabó
    Produced by Artichoke Film
    Coproduced by Salto FilmProton Cinema
    Supported by the National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI, nfi.hu),  the RTVS – Radio and Television SlovakiaEurimages, the Hungarian Film Incentive, the Slovak Cash Rebate and the Lithuanian tax incentive