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Subversive Slovenian Film

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Following the latest Retrospective of Slovenian Film in March in Belgrade, Serbia, ever since the 70s, films coming from Slovenia were representatives of the Yugoslav black wave film or one way or another, film avant-garde. Slovenian cinematography was and still is today somehow, closely related to a Serbian cinematography, but without burden of present Serbian film-a post civil themes. Slovenian film today may be overburden with social questions of a coming liberal capitalism be...

CineLink Selection 2012 Announced

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CineLink 2012 call for entries attracted over 80 projects in development from 18 different countries in Southeastern Europe. Our selection committee selected 17 projects altogether for the CineLink and the CineLink + lineups, criteria being respective authors potential and strength of the story on one side and potential benefit for the project from our development workshops and the coproduction market on the other.   CineLink project, the backbone of the festival's Industry ...

CineLink Call for Entries Extended!

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New call for entries for filmmakers from Southeast Europe to participate in the CineLink Project Development Workshop and Co-Production Market held within the framework of the Sarajevo Film Festival is opened from the 1th of December 2011.  New deadline for project submissions is 12th of March 2012. CineLink project, the backbone of the Sarajevo Film Festival's Industry Section, is a development and financing platform for carefully selected local feature projects destine...

Tribute to Todd Solondz

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The 18th Sarajevo Film Festival (6-14 July 2012) will proudly present the Tribute to Todd Solondz. This exceptional US filmmaker will be joining us in Sarajevo to present to our viewers a selection of his impressive opus that earned him a place among the most renowned directors and writers of today. Solondz has been critically acclaimed for his examination of the "dark underbelly of middle class American suburbia", a reflection of his own background in New Jersey.  ...

Sarajevo City of Film 2012 Projects

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Within the framework of this year’s edition of the Sarajevo City of Film Project four short films are going to be filmed, and then premiered at the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival.  The Call for Entries attracted the total of 16 projects whose teams of authors consisted of young talents, participants of 4th and 5th editions of Sarajevo Talent Campus. The selected projects for the 2012 Sarajevo City of Film are:   THE PLAYGROUND director: Ionut Pituresc...

KINOSCOPE - New Section in Sarajevo Film Festival Programming

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The Sarajevo Film Festival has created a new section in its programming called KINOSCOPE and drafted in three new programmers onto its international team: Mike Goodridge from the UK, Alessandro Raja from Italy and Mathilde Henrot from France. The programme will comprise films from around the world, both narrative and documentary, choosing 18 films from around the globe excluding the southeastern European territories which compose the festival’s competition strand. The focus will be on disti...

Tonight! Free screening of Croatian film in Pasadena, 7pm, Dec. 16!

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Come see the 2010 Croatian feature, “Mother of Asphalt” directed by Dalibor Matanić and starring Marija Škaričić, winner of the 2011 Golden FIPA Award from France’s Biarritz International Festival for this performance. (Two of her other performances, “Fraulein” in 2006 and “A Wonderful Night in Split” in 2004, were also awarded Best Actress Awards from the Sarajevo Film Festival.)   The story: It's almost Christmas time when Mare, recently laid off, leaves...

HABEMUS PAPAM at TIFF

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WE HAVE A POPE (HABEMUS PAPAM, Italy, 2011)This year at Cannes Nanni Moretti’s latest film, HEBEMUS PAPAM, screened in competition. It later went to screen at the Sarajevo Film Festival in July and now this week it makes its North American premier at TIFF 2011.  The film is about a new pope (played by Michel Piccoli) who decides he cannot take the colossal responsibility of his new public role and ends up seeking psychological help to come to terms with his private past. In the morning b...

Closing night, SFF 2011

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photo from SFF press official site A surprise attendance of the world's most famous movie couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, came as a shock to all inside and outside of Sarajevo's National Theater on closing night of the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival on July 30th, 2011. Angelina has a special place in her heart for Bosnia's capital city as she has just finished her directorial debut which was shot in Bosnia, a love story set during the Yugoslav wars called, IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (2011...

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at SFF

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photo from SFF press official site  A surprise attendance of the world's most famous movie couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, came as a shock to all inside and outside of Sarajevo's National Theater on closing night of the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival on July 30th, 2011.  Angelina has a special place in her heart for Bosnia's capital city as she has just finished her directorial debut which was shot in Bosnia, a love story set during the Yugoslav wars called, IN THE LAND OF BLO...

Sarajevo Film Festival July 22-31

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From SFF official site:The FestivalThe 17th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival will take place from 22nd till 30th July, 2011.After the 4-year-long siege of Sarajevo, and with an intention to recreate civil society of the City, in 1995, we founded the Sarajevo Film Festival. Today, we are proud to say that Sarajevo Film Festival represents the main meeting place for all regional producers and authors and is recognized by film professionals from all over the world as the pinnacle point for net...

Revival possibilities of film festivals at Mediawave Film Forum 2

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The way of festivals: uniqueness, new trends, audience Festival representatives discuss the new ways they should find to keep and attract audience, how to keep up with the digital world.   Éva Vezér (HUN) Hungarian Film Unio The participants will represent the following festivals: IFF Bratislava (SLK) Diagonale Film Festival (AUT) OHO Cinema (AUT) Next Film Festival (ROM) Alter-Native Short Film Festival (ROM) Sofia International Film Festival (BUL) Sarajevo...

Revival possibilities of film festivals Mediawave Film Forum 2 Panelists

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The way of festivals: uniqueness, new trends, audience Festival representatives discuss the new ways they should find to keep and attract audience, how to keep up with the digital world. Éva Vezér (HUN)Hungarian Film UnioThe participants will represent the following festivals:IFF Bratislava (SLK)Diagonale Film Festival (AUT)OHO Cinema (AUT)Next Film Festival (ROM)Alter-Native Short Film Festival (ROM)Sofia International Film Festival (BUL)Sarajevo Film Festival (BIH)Beldocs FF (SRB)Nordic Film...

Mediawave Film Forum 2

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OFFICIAL AND ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM 9 JUNE (Thursday) ARRIVAL (Savaria Cinema - registration desk) 18:00 OPENING SCREENING (Savaria Cinema - Chamber hall) Peter Kerekes (SLK): Cooking History 76 min. 19:45 OPENING CONFERENCE Opening performance and welcome reception 10 JUN...

Mediawave Film Forum 2

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OFFICIAL AND ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM 9 JUNE (Thursday) ARRIVAL (Savaria Cinema - registration desk) 18:00 OPENING SCREENING (Savaria Cinema - Chamber hall) Peter Kerekes (SLK): Cooking History 76 min. 19:45 OPENING CONFERENCE Opening performance and welcome reception 10 JUN...

Bruno Chatelin to speak at Mediawave Film Festival Forum

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9-11 June, 2011, Szombathely Following up the conference of MEDIAWAVE FILM FORUM 2010, the MEDIAWAVE -"ANOTHER CONNECTION" International Film and Music Festival invites national and international film festivals, film theatres, film makers and film industry representatives to participate at the MEDIAWAVE FILM FORUM 2. The event will take place between 9-11 June 2011, in Szombathely, Hungary (Graz:125 km, Vienna:140 km, Maribor:180 km). The objective of the forum is the expansion of a...

MEDIAWAVE FILM FORUM 2

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PROGRAM More on panels and speakers: http://mediawavefestival.hu/index.php?modul=menupontok&kod=7013&nyelv=eng 9 JUNE, THURSDAY Arrival Location: Savaria Cinema, Mártírok square 18:00 Screening. Péter Kerekes (SLK): Cooking History (76 min.) 19:45 Opening performance and welcome reception ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10 JUNE, FRIDAY Location: Savaria Cinema, Mártírok square ...

Cirkus Columbia at Salonica 2010

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  This year at the 51st Salonica film festival, The Match Factory represented film Cirkus Columbia (2010) makes a stop in the 'Balkan Survey' category. This film has now toured all the major festivals this year, proving a favorite of filmgoers everywhere. Below is my interview with main actress from the film, Jelena Stupljanin.  Actress Jelena Stupljanin speaks about her new film Cirkus Columbia, a Bosian film by Bosnian Oscar winner director Danis Tanovic, set in the former Yugoslavi...

Sarajevo Film Festival

actress Melissa Papel and director Ari Folman at the Sarajevo Film Festival Ari Folman is the director of one of my favorite films ever, Waltz With Bashir (2008). interview here with Ari Folman and interviewer Farai Gundan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8lnHy6_OUU   And one on one interview with Melissa Papel below:   In my interview with actress Melis

Cirkus Columbia

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Jelena Stupljanin speaks about her new film Cirkus Columbia, a Bosnian film by Bosnian Oscar winner director Danis Tanovic, set in the former Yugoslavia. me: Can you tell me about Cirkus Columbia and what your film is about? And what is your role in the film? Jelena Stupljanin: 'Cirkus Columbia' is a love story set in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the early 90's just before the war in Bosnia started. The story follows Divko (played by Miki Manojlovic) who comes back after 20 years...

New South East Europe Pavilion

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There is excitement in the International Village this year for eight countries who have teamed up and launched a new pavilion. Two years ago, at the Sarajevo Film Festival, talks began in order to create a collaboration of countries from South East Europe. The origional intention, which remains the same today, is to create visability for the countries in this region pertaining mainly to their films, filmakers, and distributors. Early talks included other countries in the surrounding region, bu...

Lars von Trier’s Antichrist on Sarajevo Film Festival

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Sarajevo Film Festival, which takes place from Aug 12 to 20, has announced the Panorama section programmed by regular Screen critic Howard Feinstein. The titles selected are: Another Man (Switzerland) Lionel Baier, Antichrist (Denmark) Lars Von Trier, Bronson (UK) Nicolas Winding Refn, Daniel & Ana (Mexico/Spain) Michel Franco, Fear Me Not (Denmark) Kristian Levring, The Fly (Russia) Vladimir Kott, Goodbye Solo (USA) Ramin Bahrani, Laila’s Birthday (Palestine) Rashid Masharawi, Love Expo...

Lars von Trier’s Antichrist on Sarajevo Film Festival

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Sarajevo Film Festival, which takes place from Aug 12 to 20, has announced the Panorama section programmed by regular Screen critic Howard Feinstein. The titles selected are: Another Man (Switzerland) Lionel Baier, Antichrist (Denmark) Lars Von Trier, Bronson (UK) Nicolas Winding Refn, Daniel & Ana (Mexico/Spain) Michel Franco, Fear Me Not (Denmark) Kristian Levring, The Fly (Russia) Vladimir Kott, Goodbye Solo (USA) Ramin Bahrani, Laila’s Birthday (Palestine) Rashid Masharawi, Love Exposure (...

Sarajevo Film Festival 2008 - CineLink Film Funding

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Sarajevo Film festival CineLink is the industry section of the Sarajevo Film Festival. Its activities are spread trough out the year and are designed to meet the current needs of Europe’s film industry in reshaping. Festival workshops are concentrating on script development, financing and marketing, that producers and authors of selected feature-fiction projects undertake before presenting their projects at the CineLink Market. Taking place during the last three days of Sarajevo Film Festi...

Festival Update

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News from filmfestivals.comSarajevo Film Fest wrapped its 9 day long 14th editionOver nine days, the Sarajevo festival — born in a sandbag-protected basement during the Bosnian war — showed 174 movies from 40 countries. The Sarajevo Film Festival was first time launched near the end of the war and grew into the biggest regional film competition. Festival aims to support and promote cinema and authors in Southeast Europe and lately it attracts over 100,000 people. This year's festival welcome...

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