Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | A world wide coverage

Enjoy here the best of both worlds: Portal with Film & Fest News and Social network for the festival community.  

Since 1995 we connect films to festivals and document the world of festivals worldwide.
We offer the most comprehensive festival directory of 6 000 festivals, browse festival blogs, film blogs...and promote yourself.

The interface | UI will soon be changed.

User login

DNKraljacic - Dex


Comments on some recent movies that are not widely available... from the standpoint of a filmmaker, screenwriting professor, and a film critic and scholar.

Dejan Nikolaj Kraljacic is a regular filmfestivals.com contributor


feed

BROTHERS' NEST , a top-notch Aussie movie

  Canadian premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival, Montreal, 2018, BROTHERS' NEST (Australia, 2018, 99 min)  directed by: Clayton Jacobson; written by: Jaime Browne, Chris Pahlow (additional material); cast: Shane Jacobson, Clayton Jacobson, Kim Gyngell, Lynette Curran, Sarah Snook. Clayton Jacobson's Brothers' Nest is a highly sophisticated, meticulously guided family drama masterfully disguised as a black comedy, a piece I would place without ex...

LOWLIFE - World premiere at Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival 2017

LOWLIFE (USA, 2017, 96 min) directed by: Ryan Prows; written by: Ryan Prows, Tim Cairo, Jake Gibson, Shaye Ogbonna, Maxwell Michael Towson; cast: Mark Burnham, Nicki Micheaux, Jon Oswald, Ricardo Adam Zarate, Santana Dempsey, Shaye Ogbonna, Jose Rosete… Despite a currently pretty much tedious so called independent scene of the United States, stellar Montreal international film festival FanTasia, like every year, managed to find a few worthy pieces. The best of all was a highly energet...

Grand Prix of the Americas went to Rajko Grlic’s Constitution (FFM 2016)

The Constitution (Ustav Republike Hrvatske), Croatia, Czech Republic, UK, Slovenia, Macedonia Directed by Rajko Grlic; written by Ante Tomic & Rajko Grlic; cast: Nebojsa Glogovac, Dejan Acimovic, Ksenija Marinkovic, Bozidar Smiljanic... The Story: Four characters (or rather three and a half, since the father of the protagonist is tied up to a deathbed with amputated legs, hardly able to speak) live in the same building, yet separated by different social status, political and ideological ...

Montreal World Film Festival 2015 Best Director Award - ex-aequo Georgi Balabanov & Mikko Kuparinen

    THE PETROV FILE (Bulgaria/Germany) directed by Georgi Balabanov (screenplay: Georgi Balabanov, Jean-Claude Carriere) A prominent stage actor makes his return after the fall of the communist regime. Soon after, he gets an offer to lead a new political party. Can art and politics be separated under the "new" regime?  Balabanov’s clever approach to his story and characters created a piece that immediately captures the viewer's attention, w...

SHE WHO MUST BURN (d: Larry Kent, Canada, 2015) - World premiere at Montreal's Fantasia

Once again, recently closed Fantasia International Film Festival (19th edition, July 14 - August 5, Montreal 2015), the largest genre film festival in North America, has offered an incredible program. Among 22 world premieres, a special place belongs to She Who Must Burn, a “burning” piece by legendary iconoclastic filmmaker Larry Kent, pioneer of Canadian independent scene since early 1960ies. Unfortunately, Kent is not so widely known even in Canada, yet he made more than a dozen...

Montreal World Film Festival 2014 Movie Reviews: NO LAND'S SONG - audience award for best documentary

Every year FFM offers a few interesting feature documentaries, and once again, the most precious one was made by an Iranian author living abroad - Ayat Najafi’s No Land’s Song (German-French co-production). Arguably winning the audience award for best documentary, Najafi succeeded in his first feature to overcome all difficulties that a documentary filmmaker can encounter – telling a story in a compelling way engaging the audience as if it was a fiction movie, yet showing the f...

Montreal World Film Festival 2014 Movie Reviews: OF HORSES AND MEN - a breathtaking film!

Once again a debut film, Benedikt Erlingsson’s Of Horses and Men (Hross I Oss, shown out of competition, produced by acclaimed Icelandic producer and filmmaker Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, who was a member of this year FFM’s jury) is a piece that is very difficult to write about... Why? Because it is one of those rare films that have to be seen in order to be properly experienced. Or, probably because this is not just a great piece – this is a masterpiece! It’s a true excit...

Montreal World Film Festival 2014 Movie Reviews: GONZALEZ - best first fiction feature

Mexican Gonzalez, an extraordinary debut film of Christian Diaz Pardo (made for less than $100.000), arguably won Golden Zenith award for best first fiction feature (awarded from a jury headed by film scholar and connoisseur, Iranian filmmaker Bahman Maghsoudlou, author of the great documentary Abbas Kiarostami: A report, which I reviewed last year). Gonzales is a story about a young man in debt who finds a new job as a call center operator of a Christian sect led by a highly seductive pastor...

Montreal World Film Festival (FFM, 2013) - reviews

Check my recently posted reviews of The Whirlpool, The Verdict and the Iranian three grand peaces at the Montreal World Film Fesival's Blog. A serbian review of The Whirlpool (Vir, Serbia, 2013)   Three years after its absence in the MMF's competition programs,  the Serbian cinema can be proud of its comeback with Bojan Vuk Kosovcevic’s movie The Whirlpool, competed in the first films selection. Made for modest, less than $300.000, Kosovcevi...

COTTAGE COUNTRY (Canada, 2013) - premiered at the Fantasia International Film Festival

user
Although Canadian film offer usually lags behind others,  Cottage Country, which had its North American premiere at the largest genre film festival in North America  - extraordinary Fantasia Film Festival (Montreal, July 18 – August 7, 2013), is really worth of mentioning. The real gem of this year’s very strong Fantasia program was Peter Wellington’s Cottage Country, a highly inspiring satire written by successful Canadian writer Jeremy Boxen that blends well-balance...


Deals

    

About DNKraljacic - Dex

Kraljacic Dejan Nikolaj

Dex wrote, directed and produced almost a dozen shorts and documentaries, including award-winning pieces (such as a short Balkan Blues and documentary Shattered Dreams) since the mid-1990s.

Co-wrote the Huddersfield feature film that was awarded for best screenplay of the year in Serbia (2007). Since the late 1990s, have been working in the advertising field, was a film program director, cinema books publisher, staged an original comedy in theatre, and dealt with film criticism (a member of FIPRESCI). An associate professor of screenwriting at Academy of Arts University of Novi Sad, Serbia, a Raindance / Staffordshire University postgraduate degree film program mentor (UK/Canada - worldwide (online)). Holds a Ph.D. in film studies. Very fond of comic books.

For more detaiils, or to take a look: https://vimeo.com/46440804


Montreal

Canada



View my profile
Send me a message
gersbach.net