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KVIFF CAPSULE REVIEWS by Alex Deleon   The competition film “Zabic Bobra" (To Kill a Beaver) by Polish director Jan Jakub Kolski is a grisly psychological drama that tries to show what it is like inside the head of a returning professional soldier who cannot readjust to everyday life. Kolski, 56, has been described as a master of Polish “magical realism” and is certainly one of the few directors of his generation who can be called an auteur. At his press conference Kolski said ...

Cannes highlights newsletter 508‏

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NEWSLETTER N° 507: May 6, 2011

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The 17th International Festival of Local Televisions, Košice, Slovakia

If Košice is identified as the unofficial centre of European local television, then the other, equally important component of the Festival has also acquired this attribute. Apart from the competitive showing of programmes, the Festival has become a prominent place for obtaining new understanding, new knowledge and the professional development and growth of local television. Behind this aspect it's necessary to see the whole array of professional meetings, workshops, panel discussions and lectures dedicated to professional fine-tuning of television workers, and observance of the principles of journalism ethics. 

The Festival enjoys high prestige even among well-known filmmakers, which is also proven by the fact that last year it presented world and Slovak premieres of films by globally recognised and prize-winning directors. The Košice Festival regularly includes some unique premieres. Of these, we can mention e.g. the world premiere of the documentary by Eugene Chaplin „My Tribute“; the Czechoslovak premiere of the film „Nemilovaní“ (Unloved) by Claude Weisz, native of Košice, which had been ‚locked away‘ in the Barrandov treasury for 25 years; or last year’s Czechoslovak premiere of „Space Tourists“,the documentary by the Swiss Oscar-winning director Christian Frei. The organisers try hard to bring to Košice as many interesting and artistically high-quality film premieres as possible. The Festival will last for 4 days and it runs concurrently with other festival programmes. Each venue in which the Festival will be held, will have its own original dramaturgical plan, which will take into account the specific interests of viewers. Similarly to the previous years, Slovak and especially young authors will be given a chance to present their work. One entire screening day will be devoted to Slovak documentaries. Last year’s plentiful attendance of authors, as well as a number of interesting and fruitful debates with viewers, have inspired the Festival organisers to invite as many filmmakers and film producers as possible to this year’s Festival screenings.

Last year, 17 European countries were represented during the Festival programme along with Slovakia

Winners of each competition section will be announced at the gala Award Ceremony un June 11th, 2011 .The International Jury has 10 members and will decide about the awarded programmes in each section. The Grand Awards „The Golden Beggar“ will be given to an any of the categories which shows a strong journalistic content , an element of originality and clear understanding of the needs of its viewers.The Jury is authorized to award also other prizes and honorary mentions that are financially not remunerated.  The Jury has also the right to decide not to give the Grand Award in some section.

International Festival of Local Televisions “The Golden Beggar”

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International Festival of Local Televisions “The Golden Beggar”(17th, 8th-11th 6th 2011, Kosice)“The Golden Beggar” a competition among local European television stations and producers who come from widely varied backgrounds – they work independently, or with local media outlets, or are young producers just starting out.Festival annually brings a unique program premieres, which you will not see elsewhere. Come and see the original films, which are not in normal distribution.Festival h...

A Tribute To Nicholas Ray And The Devils

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  To emphasize the exclusivity, the guest of festival Susan Ray,  the widow of film director Nicholas Ray and Chairperson of the Nicholas Ray Fund, presented and supported film to be made in Belgrade and to be directed by Serbian film director Dinko Tucaković “Doctor Ray And The Devils” about Susan’s husband Nicholas Ray. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of US film director Nicholas Ray, most famous for his film „Rebel without a Cause“, with late James Dean. Ju...

FEEL THE PUNCH

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Director: kasi medidi.
FEEL THE PUNCH – SYNOPSIS A mind-game between a beggar and a commuter waiting to board a bus takes a startling turn as the commuter realizes he is outsmarted. The experience leaves him wiser as he discovers that the good-old trick of shooing away beggars is no good anymore. When technology is employed by the most unlikely of people on earth and in the most unlikely of situations, what do you get? A digital power punch that leaves you dumbstruck! Watch this high-definition 3D Animation short film as it actually leaves you smiling, despite the punch.

San Francisco (April 22 - May 6) SFIFF 53 New Directors Competition Films

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The 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22 - May 6) will award close to $100,000 in total prizes this year. The New Directors Prize of $15,000 is given to a narrative first feature that exhibits a unique artistic sensibility and deserves to be seen by as wide an audience as possible. An independent jury will select the New Directors Prize winner, to be announced at the Golden Gate Awards Wednesday, May 5. Alamar, directed by Pedro González-Rubio, Mexico 2009 West Coa...

The Golden Beggar Festival

The only festival of local television in Europe. The main competition is accompanied by sessions with the participation of significant European professionals from field of television production.
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