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EFA Board members Elected for 2012

The President: Wim Wenders, Director, Germany Wim Wenders attended the Academy of Film & Television in Munich, worked as a film critic for various German publications, and was a founding member of Filmverlag der Autoren. In 1976 he set up his own production company, Road Movies, and, in 2002, Reverse Angle. Often hailed as one of the most important German directors on the international scene, Wenders has received various international awards, including the Golden Lion (TH...

Pandora and her Zagreb!

Pandora by J. W. Waterhouse FANTASTIC ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL was my first trip to Croatia’s comely capital. When I arrived, I had the fright of my life at 6:00am my first morning. My room was broken into by a creepy tall man and who knows what would have happened if I had not been awake at that early hour (jetlag!), if I had not been facing the door as he began opening it. Well, to make a long story short, nothing better than a hair-raising real life experience to start off an equally bloodcurd...


Author: Jan Wilms Saturday, 2. July 2011 09:00 For the second time, the Film Forum Zadar will take place in Croatia in August. Its exceptional position in Europe has meanwhile been recognised by the film industry. Founder and director is the Oberhausen-based film maker Sergej Stanojkovski. An Interview. You founded the Film Form Zadar in 2010 and in 2011, it was already part of the "Producers Network" within the framework of the "Marche du Film" ...

FILMFORUMZADAR - European Coproductions meet the Creative Industry of Zadar

FILMFORUMZADAR - European Coproductions meet the Creative Industry of Zadar: Filmforumzadar"Film Forum Zadar" is the place where European Co-Productions meet Filmset Zadar - the stuning location under the Blue sky at the Adriatic coast "Rub your eyes, if you don’t know Zadar. When your eyes are getting tired, seeing the old beautiful town full with young curious people, tired from the blue, clear sea, then you are fresh enough to focus ...

Clouzot's Inferno on Kino Otok Isola

  Small 6th edition of  International Film Festival in Isola Slovenia presents already established film community and festival Kino Otok – Isola 8th/12th of September.  Evening screenings of films on a charming little square in the Isola Old Town offers various program and remains faithful to a program that is fairly open to a curious gazes. The festival is open to a new aesthetics and poetic of film and beside an international character, it is focused  on African, Asian and |Latin America...

KINOTOK Isola CINEMA Festival : a Festival for film friends off the beaten track

   ISOLA: Port in Slovenia From: Helen Dobrensky DAY ONE : Kino Otok, Slovenia Outstanding films of developing countries, cinephiles and friends gathered together again, September 8th, 2010, on the Adriatic Coast, for the KINOTOK Isola Cinema Festival - a laid-back feast of cinema off the beaten track in SLOVENIA.        This charming Mediterranean town, until year 1796, was a former part of the Republic of Venice, across the Bay...

New York Documentary Film Festival

The Italian Festival dei Popoli arranged at the Anthology Film Archives in New York from May 26 -30 a documentary film festival and presented a selection of Italian productions. Guided by 'The Feeling of Being There' theme the program included influential classic international documentaries produced during the 1958-1965 period which had a strong impact on documentary film making. An additional focus was an Italian Chronicles section with the work of Alessandro Rossetto and a Special Events pa...

The Final Day

Guest of FEST 2010 Sergey Lavrentiev, a film critic and the presenter of the Russian film “Ward #6” based on a famous Chekhov novel and directed by Karen Georgievici Sahnazarov, on a very last day of festival discussed with the press, program of this year’s FEST The International Film Festival in Belgrade . “The program is great, as always thanks to Mr. Vuckovic who is one of the most film educated people I have met, and is doing a great job over the years. This year, FEST has presen...


Libertas Film Festival opened its doors in 2005. The Festival takes place in Dubrovnik, the famous Croatian city on the Adriatic coast, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. For this year's, sixth, edition we are planning 7 different program sections which include:

- competitive feature and short feature program (applications open until April 1st)

- non competitive documentary section dedicated to different cuisines from all around the world, 'Film & Food'

- Focus on Japanese cinema trough works of Takeshi Kitano

- section dedicated to horrors and thrillers, Midnight Madness

- special children's section that will consist of 20 Croatian short animated films and 28 polish animated films, organized in collaboration with Croatian Film Clubs' Association and AleKino! Children's Film Festival from Poland

In 2010 Libertas will organize two workshops as well. An animation workshop in collaboration with Croatian Film Clubs' Association meant for Dubrovnik's high-school film club and a Mediterranean Cross Cultural Workshop in collaboration with an Italian film school and production company NEST. The workshop will gather 4 groups of 3 young professionals - a director, producer and cinematographer. These groups will have to make a short 3 to 5 minute film on a set topic - SEAMAN, chosen because the motive of a seaman is in common with all Mediterranean countries. The participants of the workshop will have to ‘start' the film in their homeland and ‘finish' the journey in Dubrovnik. Applications for the Mediterranean Cross Cultural Workshop open until March 25th!


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Barbarossa and the Towers of Italy

Director: Tony Olmetti Schweikle.
The program is about “Saracen Pirates,” from countries around the Mediterranean Sea, and their attacks on the coastal cities of southern Italy to capture men, women and children for the slave markets of North Africa. Also filmed in vivid detail are some of the thousands of Watchtowers that were built along the shores of the Ionian, Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Seas. Hundreds have withstood the assault of man and nature and can be visited today. The history of these towers and the people who manned them has never been told. All re-enactments were filmed at the sites of theses pirate attacks. Most of the extras are descended from survivors of these attacks. The time period of Pirate attacks takes place in the 1500’s. Other portions of the program cover 1,000 years of Mediterranean history, beginning with the first Watchtowers built on the island of Sardegna, circa 1500BC The program ends with the attack on the village of Ispani in 1532 by Pasha Heyreddin, (Barbarossa.) Heyreddin was an Admiral in the Ottoman Empire who attacked many cities in Italy, including Capri, where there is today a castle built by him. The video portion of the program was filmed in Italy with HD P2 cameras. All re-enactment scenes were filmed by the production company.

Barbarossa and the Towers of Italy

The program is about “Saracen Pirates,” from countries around the Mediterranean Sea, and their attacks on the coastal cities of southern Italy to capture men, women and children for the slave markets of North Africa.

Barbarossa and the Towers of Italy

The program is about “Saracen Pirates,” from countries around the Mediterranean Sea, and their attacks on the coastal cities of southern Italy to capture men, women and children for the slave markets of North Africa.

Fox Story #6-962: Interview with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (US 1930)

FOX STORY #4702: SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE AND FAMILY (Fox News, US 1922)  James Seebach; New York, 24.6.1922;  Fox Movietone News Collection, University of South Carolina, Columbia. . On 9 April 1922 Conan Doyle arrived on the White Star Liner SS Baltic in New York City to give several lectures on Spiritualism. When they boarded the RMS Adriatic for their return sail on 24 June 1922, Fox News cameraman James Seebach recorded the family, as did crews from Pathé News and Kinograms. The officia...

#What It’s Like to Chill with the Most Ruthless Men in the World Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic: Confessions of a Female War

## #What It’s Like to Chill with the Most Ruthless Men in the World Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic: Confessions of a Female War Crimes Investigator Retrospectively, it was all so simple, natural and matter of fact being on a boat restaurant in Belgrade, sitting with, laughing, drinking a two hundred bottle of wine and chatting about war and peace while Ratko Mladic held my hand.  Mladic,  a man considered the world’s most ruthless war criminal since Adolf Hitler, still at larg...

A Festival Wife - Chapter 7: Secrets Of San Lorenzo

Henry Dean, veteran publicist, resists retirement by holding onto his PR job for the San Lorenzo Film Festival, where for twenty-eight years he has stayed at the Hotel Medici, maintaining a long-running affair with his beloved Leticia, one of the hotel’s chamber maids. But Henry’s job (and love affair) depends upon looking after the Festival’s guest of honor – a cantankerous older film director who only needs a little press – and the task has entangled Henry in a world of trouble. Part...

The Old Man and the Sea ... and the Fishes

Director: Slaven Zimbrek.
Shot on an island in Adriatic, this film documents two days in life of an old man who spends his days fishing. Through the story about the old man, this documentary contemplates the transience of human life, the permanence of the nature, and the relationship between the man and the sea.


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