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Music, films and utopia by Emir Kusturica at home in his village promoting Serbian culture and folklore!
 
Under the patronage of multi-award winning director Emir Kusturica and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia the 12th edition of KUSTENDORF FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL (has been held at Drvengrad - Mokra Gora,Serbia from January 11-16, 2019)
Aimed at rewarding future generations of filmmakers as well as providing master classes with established talents, the festival is a by-invitation only event with 6 segments:

1. COMPETITION PROGRAMME (in which students films from all over the world will be awarded with a Gold, Silver or Bronze Egg, depending of the jury’s choice)
2. RETROSPECTIVE OF GREATNESS
3. CONTEMPORARY TRENDS
4. MUSIC PROGRAMME

Students or self-taught non-released filmmakers can submit a film (under 45 minutes of duration) on any genre for consideration to the competition programme.

The films should be sent in a DVD with English subtitles (if the original language is not English) and on a separate CD the following shall be included:

In word format:
- short synopsis including film duration
- short director biography
- cast (director, editor, director of photography, editor, screenplay, producer)
- at least two (2) stills – one of the director and crew and one still image of the film in JPEG, GIFF or PDF.

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Awards of the Fourteenth Kustendorf handed

The final day of the Fourteenth Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival wrapped up with a closing ceremony held at the Stanley Kubrick theatre in Mećavnik.

Members of the jury joined professor Emir Kusturica in a teleconference, to present the Festival awards –Golden, Silver and Bronze Eggs and the Vilko Filač Award for Cinematography.

 

Miki Manojlović, Alice Rohrwacher and Bruno Tarrière have unanimously decided to award not one but two film authors. The Golden Egg goes to both Özgür Anil for The Verdict in the Case of K and Inbar Horesh for Birth Right.  The names of the prize winners were announced by Miki Manojlović: It wasn’t easy to make decisions but we made it unanimously. Our decision is to award two films that are in our opinion the best. They have stories, nice stories, they are directed, filmed, edited and acted very well. We think that 22 young directors, filmmakers, and crews that made 22 movies are all very talented. Directors of these films will, we hope, become great directors in the near future!

The Silver Egg Award went to the film Rain directed by Piotr Milzcarek from Poland. Bruno Tarrière announced the decision, saying: We all loved this short film, only five minutes long, that created such a vertiginous emotion, using both humor and beautiful mastery of drawing and sound. With its universal language it stimulates the imagination and reflexion. You can see this film once, think about the problems of the society, and see it again on another day and think completely the other way.

The Bronze Egg went to Ana Aleksovska from North Macedonia for Consuming Contemporary. Alice Rohrwacher announced the recipient, saying: This award goes to a film that talks about art and hunger. The director presented us with an unforgettable character, with a lot of tenderness, joy… (While watching) this movie we thought she is a  beautiful human being and I think it is always important to remember the connection between human beings and good directors, good movies. You can feel the relation between the director and the character.

The Vilko Filač Award for Cinematography went to Cesary Stolecki for Home sweet home directed by Agata Puscz from Poland. The award was announced by Michel Amathieu: I was impressed by the strong direction and very precise lighting that is very esthetical and it pictures well what the director wants to say.

Jury has also decided to award a Special Mention to Baizak Mamataliyev’s On the Boat. The award was announced by Alice Rohrwacher: Special award goes to the director who used very few elements, a river, a woman, a man and a baby, in a movie with a lot of humor and intensity. The movie is realistic, but also a parable. Even in fairy tales you know the end but you are happy to see it again and again.

 

Kustendorf 2021 awards are redesigned in the style of medal and they will be handed together with a distinctive ribbon bar to be worn by the award-bearer in appropriate situations.

Video of closing ceremony below:

 

 

 

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About Kustendorf Film and Music Festival


The Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival was founded in 2008 with the idea to bring together the icons of contemporary author’s cinema and young, future filmmakers. The festival takes place every year in January in Drvengrad in Mokra Gora, organized by “Rasta International” and under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia. The founder of this unique film and music festival is celebrated film director Emir Kusturica.

Kustendorf is a unique festival, without red carpet, billboards and advertisements, fully devoted to film, music, friendships and exchange of creative ideas and energy.

Drvengrad, the town made of wood, is the center of all festival happenings. It is a place where films are screened, concerts performed, where people meet, make friends, fall in love, work, learn, rest, sleep, eat, think and enjoy. Like any other town, Drvengrad has a central square with the church of St. Sava, a library, an art gallery, a market, a kindergarten, a “prison”, a swimming pool, a sauna, a hair salon, a pastry shop, a grocery shop, a sports area, cinemas, restaurants and many other facilities that make the visit to the Festival an unforgettable experience.

Film programme

The film programme at Kustendorf Festival is screened in several theatres. The Competition Programme and the Contemporary Trends Programme is screened at the biggest, Damned Yard theatre. Other films are shown in the Noam Chomsky amphitheater. After the projections of films,  workshops are held by renowned film authors.

Music program

Every night at midnight, after the screenings and workshops, various music stars perform on stage.

Accommodation

No two rooms are alike in Drvengrad, since each room contains uniquely painted and handcrafted furniture, a different view and a different path leading to it. The rooms are located in authentic log cabins and all provide a bathroom, TV, phone and Internet access. During the Festival,  accommodation in Drvengrad is booked for guests and participants of Kustendorf.  Guests are also accommodated in hotel Iver in a newly opened ski resort, and Vizitorski centar, in close proximity of the village.

Restaurants

Restaurant Visconti – local and international cuisine provided for the Festival participants and guests

Cafe The Damned Yard – a perfect place to meet people in a great atmosphere

National restaurant Lotika – a national cuisine restaurant

Pastry shop Kod Ćorkana – sweets and hot drinks

Kapor Bar – a place to enjoy jazz music

Reception

Kind and diligent staff at the reception of the Mećavnik hotel will provide you with all necessary information about the festival, accommodation and events, and give answers to all your questions.


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