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Kustendorf Film and Music Festival




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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VIDEO Karim Aïnouz' "Invisible Life" (Un Certain Regard winner) opened Kustendorf 2020

Q&A followed the screening which moved the audience a lot. Karim discussed festival strategy his experience in Cannes and much more. Moderated by Bojana Andjelkovic.

 

 

 

 

Director
Karim Ainouz

Screenplay
Mario Hauser (screenplay)
Ines Bortagaray (co-screenplay)
Karim Ainouz (co-screenplay)
Martha Batalha (based on the book by: “A vida invisivel de Euridice Gusmao”)

Director of Photography
Helene Louvart

Film Editing
Arne Herrmann (promo editor)
Tomas Magarinos (colorist)

Producers
Camilo Cavalcanti (executive producer)
Mariana Coelho (executive producer)

Production Company
Canal Brasil

Cast
Julia Stockler
Carol Duarte
Flavia Gusmao
Antonio Fonseca
Hugo Cruz

Duration
139’

 

Born in 1966 in Fortaleza, Karim Aïnouz studied architecture in Brasília and cinema at New York University. His first feature Madame Satã (2002) was selected for Un Certain Regard and received numerous distinctions worldwide. Love for Sale (2006) and I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You (2009), co-directed with Marcelo Gomes , were both invited at the Orizzonti section of the Venice Festival and won a number of international awards. The Silver Cliff (2011) was presented at the Directors’ Fortnight. In 2008 Aïnouz directed Alice, a fiction series for HBO Latin America. His installations have been shown in different venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial (1997), the São Paulo Art Biennial (2004) and the Sharjah Biennial (2011). Invisible life (2019), his latest feature, won Cannes Un Certain Regard Award.

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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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