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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.

http://www.kustendorf-filmandmusicfestival.org


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The fourteenth Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival starts today

 

The fourteenth Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival starts tomorrow and will last until January 25, 2021. This year, the festival is held online and can be followed via a digital platform, at the web address "kustendorf.online".

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The festival starts tomorrow, 22.01. from 6 pm and it will be officially opened by the founder of the festival Emir Kusturica.

Young filmmakers and greats of world auteur film will be the focus of this year's Kustendorf as well. As part of the festival, as a special treat for all film art lovers, the talks of the festival's founder Emir Kusturica with all participants of the festival will be shown - with authors whose films are shown within the competition and the program "Contemporary Tendencies".

 

COMPETITION PROGRAM - The competition program of the 14th Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival will consist of twenty-two short films by domestic and foreign authors. Films by young directors from Poland, Belgium, Serbia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Germany, Russia, Romania, Denmark, Iran, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, Uzbekistan and France will compete for the Golden, Silver and Bronze Egg festival awards.

The international jury consists of Alice Rohrwacher, award-winning Italian director, actor Miki Manojlovic and Bruno Tarrière, cameraman and sound designer from France. The "Vilko Filac" award for the best photograph will be given by the French director of photography, Michel Amathieu.

The selected films reflect the poeticism and diversity of the entire production and stand out for their style and authentic view of the world. The competition program of the 14th Kustendorf will consist of 18 feature films, 2 documentaries and 2 animated short films.

CONTEMPORARY TENDENCIES - In "Contemporary Tendencies" will be shown: the winner of the special jury award of the Venice Film Festival, Andrei Konchalovsky's film "Dear Comrades!" (Dear Comrades!), the film "Wendy" directed by Benh Zeitlin, the film "Miss Marx" by Susanna Nicchiarelli and the film "Stonebreaker” (Spaccapietre) by the duo of Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio, as well as the last film by the famous director Kim Ki Duk "Dissolve", which will follow Emir Kusturica's conversation with Dinara Zhumagaliyeva, who produced this film and played the main role in it.

Within the program unit RETROSPECTIVE OF THE GIANTS, four episodes of the series "Once Upon a Time" by Emir Kusturica will be shown and a program dedicated to the American actress Faye Dunaway.

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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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