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From film and TV screens straight to Visegrad Film Forum!

The last week of April will belong to Visegrad Film Forum, which is going to be held at the Faculty of Film and Television of Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia. As a consequence of critically acclaimed and trending TV series along with growing demand for new media formats, the new names closely linked with television production were brought to the programme of this extraordinary educational and networking event.


Great beauty of architecture by Ludovica Ferrario!

A key member of Paolo Sorrrentino's team Ludovica Ferrario brings breath-taking settings with great sense of details, proportions and geometry in Oscar awarded Great Beauty, Youth and latest TV mini-series Young Pope. As she was not allowed to shoot in sacred buildings of Vatican she recreated full scale replica of Sistine chapel and St. Peter facade in Rome's studios. Her career as a production designer had begun with the work of director Franco Zeffireli. Furthermore, she cooperated with creators such as Wim Wenders at Palermo Shooting and Certified Copy with Abbas Kiorostami. 


Steve Matthews - grey eminence of TV production!

London based producer Steve Matthews became globally known after his work on all three Neil Jordan's historical-fiction drama television series The Borgias following controversial family from Vatican set in 16th century. At present he is defining trends and future of the European TV standard as an executive producer of HBO film channel for the Middle and Eastern Europe. His projects are open mainly to filmmakers coming from Visegrad countries. He is currently working on a Polish TV series Blinded by lights and had prepared a ground for recently aired Czech criminal series Wasteland and Hungarian action drama Golden Life


Master of observational cinema Sergei Loznitsa

The Cannes Festival awarded hawk-eyed filmmaker, Sergei Loznitsa, who brought attention with the feature length documentary Maidan capturing anti-government protests in Ukraine. His recent documentary Austerlitz is exploring the phenomena of tourists’ behaviour while visiting Nazi extermination camps. With regard the Loznitsa documentary he was the first-ever Ukrainian filmmaker to compete for Cannes' Palme d'Or, making his feature film debut My Joy in 2010. The film was followed by In the Fog describing story from western frontiers of the USSR. 


Visegrad Film Forum expands outside Europe!

Students of El Nahda Association for Scientific & Cultural Renaissance from exotic Cairo, Egypt will meet with National Film School; IADT Dun Laoghaire from Dublin, Ireland; University of Arts from Belgrade, Serbia; and National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University from Kiev, Ukraine including schools from V4 countries - The Academy of Performing Arts - Faculty of Film and Television in Bratislava; University of Silesia in Katowice; Eszterházy Károly University in Eger and The Film Academy of Miroslav Ondříček in Písek.


New names, new master classes and some extraordinary experiences!

6th Visegrad Film Forum (VFF) will take place at the Faculty of Film and Television in Bratislava from April 25 - 29, 2017. Participants will enjoy five amazing days full of screenings of student films, master classes with renowned experts, case studies of interesting film projects, discussions, and workshops. All together with exceptional guest Colin Arthur. Father of phenomenal creatures and legendary British SFX artist with a massive impact on films such as 2001: A Space OdysseyConan the Barbarian and The Neverending Story. Everything he did with almost no CGI! 


Visegrad Film Forum 

Venue: Faculty of Film and Television VŠMU

Deadline for online accreditation: April 15, 2017

Deadline for accreditation with special discount: March 30, 2017

Accreditation with special discount: 25 Eur / 15 Eur for students (the price without discount will be 30 Eur / 20 Eur for students)

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Organiser: Boiler, NGO
Co-Organizer: Faculty of Film and Television VŠMU 
Financially supported by: International Visegrad Fund 
Partner schools: The Academy of Performing Arts - Faculty of Film and Television in Bratislava (FTF VŠMU Bratislava), University of Silesia in Katowice, Eszterházy Károly University in Eger (EKU Eger), The Film Academy of Miroslav Ondříček in Písek (FAMO Písek), Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrad (FDA Belehrad), National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University in Kyjev (KNUTCT Kyjev), Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dublin (IADT Dublin), El Nahda Association for Scientific & Cultural Renaissance in Cairo 

Under the patronage of the Mayor of Bratislava Ivo Nesrovnal. |

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