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BELDOCS – The Documentary Film Festival

  BELDOCS- The Documentary Film Festival 2013 in Belgrade, Serbia is a festival with greater aesthetic criteria and shocking individual world of a great film, although the shock impact of the audience wouldn’t be an aesthetic category. BELDOCS Festival tries to change attitude about the film itself, in a term of the significance and importance of a top class documentary. One of the greatest of this festival was a retrospective of filmmaker Chris Marker, one of the greatest documenta...

The Belgrade Festival of Documentary and Short Film

Belgrade RESET Among many but pretty important Eastern European film festival in the region, when it comes to animation and short film, is The Belgrade Festival of Documentary and Short Film, this year celebrating its 60th anniversary. The festival presented 83 films international and Serbian, in the competition for the awards in four categories: documentary, short feature, animated and experimental film. When it comes to a Serbian productions of film there are 3 student’s productions; ...

Interview with Stathis Athanasiou

  So we sat and we drunk coffee. And it was nice. And here it is an exclusive interview with Greek film director Stathis Athanasiou...   -First featurefilm ¨DOS…a love story in reverse¨ got 2 awards in the New York International Independent Film Festival, how was the New York experience? It was an amazing experience, since it was my first time in NY and it was my first festival with a feature film. I had done 14 shorts before and knew the short film circuit,...

Greek But Not Angelopoluos

  Greek Film But Not Angelopoluos   It is hard to talk about the Greek film without bringing up Theo Angelopoluos. But here is a wonderful Greek director , and a European film director (trained doctors as well) that makes a European film, Stathis Athanasiou. Stathis directed an interesting feature  ¨DOS” that  won  2 awards the Best International Feature Film Award and Audience Award for Best International Feature Film at the New York International Independ...

Ozon or Bertolucci on FEST 2013

The International Film Festival FEST 2013 in Belgrade has offered the greatest and most awarded films to Belgrade audience, from Hollywood productions, European productions and Serbian productions delivered to the audience at the very same level. However I may say this FEST is the saddest festival for us journalists, since we have lost our colleague and friend Dinko Tucaković (R.I.P) Serbian film director and film critic, who died just a day before FEST 2013 actually started. But in a good...

Israeli Eagles Wins at 41st International Film Festival FEST in Belgrade

The closing night of the 41th FEST declared winner of the competition program Europe out of Europe of the International Film Festival FEST2013 Israeli film Eagels/Nevelot directed by Dror Sabo: the Award includes a financial prize of 2000 euros. Just another successful festival records more than 90.000 tickets sold and happy audience going home.   "When Daphna Levin and I started adapting a Yoram Kaniuk's novella into a script, I thought it was a very local story, an Israeli st...

Tarantino's Madsen on International Film Festival FEST

The famous American actor and poet Michael Madsen, the famous Mr. Blond in Reservoir dogs  and  Sainveider in Tarantino's Kill Bill 2 opens the 41st International Film Festival in Belgrade, Serbia. As a star actor of one of festival premiers this year, a film directed by Serbian filmmaker Zoran Lisinac, Along The Roadside he presented Hollywood very much presented on FEST 2013. The Festival lots only big names and celebrities, along with the red carpet, this year presents a great...

Top Seven Documentaries on Magnificent 7

    There are documentary film festivals in Belgrade, Serbia but I think many people like Magnificent 7 Film Festival , which 2013 showed once more that quality that is above quantity with only 7 worldwide important documentaries in the selection of Danish doc industry veteran Tue Steen Müller and selector for the festivals DOCS Barcelona, DOK Leipzig, Damascus . And teaching in his the film school Zelig in Bolzano in Italy etc. It is worth mentioning that Müller&rs...

50th Anniversary in Gijόn

There are many exciting films of great variety on a 50th Anniversary of Gijόn Film Festival and regarding just Spanish films on festival, they had its own very special charm. The contemporary Spanish cinema includes many funding sources, including private production companies, nonprofit groups and ministries of culture or nationally owned television but if we regard Spanish film all over the globe we can point out that it has a strong cinematic tradition way back from the Luis Buñ...

Spanish Film at Gijon Film Festival 2012

When you say Spanish film you think Almodóvar, Alejandro Amenábar, Vicente Aranda, Bigas Luna, Álex de la Iglesia, Ricardo Franco etc… But very least know the phenomenon of expanded Spanish national cinema without actually mentioning the Spanish filmmakers who immigrated to US. A decade of world cinema imposing as the perfect blend of artistic and cleverly composed populist film, because culture of one country need to differ itself in cinematography, with of course e...

Awards on International Film Festival of Gijon

Please check the previous article about the awards!...

Awards on Festival Internacional De Cine De Gijon

Awards of FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE GIJÓN FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE GIJÓN PALMARÉS DE LA 50 EDICIÓN 16th to 24 November happened in a beautiful Asturias in Spain, in even more beautiful sexy little town called Gijon. Beside many other interesting film sections of the festival that I was unable to see due to my FIPRESCI Jury duties and FIPRESCI selection I would be mentioning a few the awarded films first. Due to at a quite of few awards given I would m...

Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijόn

Another interesting film festival destination in Europe would be of course Spain and since I am in the FIPRESCI Jury of Gijon International Festival right now I wouldn’t be allowed to talk about film selection just yet, then I would just stress out that Gijon International Film Festival 2012 in spite of the recent difficulties due to a dismissed previous director of the festival and his petitioned support by Almodovar, Egoyan, Solonz etc… of a world cinema,...

A Power and the Glory of Cinema City

Another big name of Cinema City Novi Sad, Serbia is no doubt Nick Powell. A man on Virgin label and a big boss of nowadays biggest Film and Television School in UK. I promised that I will write another article about a Nik Powell’s visit to Novi Sad, Cinema City because as I said in previous articles I’ve had a little problem with a voice recorder who failed to record interviews with Powell. In the 60s and 70s Richard Branson and his partner Nik Powell loved music and saw an opportunity to...

Walking on Clouds

Two full decades after the fall of the wall, and German political and cultural changes suggest an increasing desire for German people to be perceived without mentioning the fall of the wall in the back. This year Cinema City festival in Novi Sad showed a film retrospective of one of the most important contemporary German authors, Dresen Andreas, the honored guest of  Serbia. Andreas was also guest on Master Class at Kusterndorf Festival of Emir Kustrurica and this is not his first time in Ser...

EFA 2012 at Cinema City

The last day of Cinema City, film festival settled in Novi Sad, Vojvodina in Serbia went on with finale and awards of the Cinema City International Film Festival. Members of the Board of the prestigious film institution European Film Academy have been honorary guests of the Cinema City 2012 and this is the first official visit of the European Film Academy to Serbia. At the meeting of the Board, held in Novi Sad, Saturday June 23, decided about domestic film artists to become member of th...

The Clip Takes it All at Cinema City

Cinema City is the past eight days showed a hundred films, most of which have premiered the local audience. In addition to four competitive selections, the program was introduced Revue "MTV is the Burn Planet Rock" and 360 °. This year Cinema City marked the visit of members of the board of the European Film Academy and a significant number of domestic and foreign filmmakers and professionals including a special guest was the German director Andreas Dresen. The festival Cinema City ...

Planet Rock Beckett

Screenings sold out in advance, especially for the competitive selection of movies National Class and Exit Point then revue - MTV is Planet Rock Burn with a documentary about the band The Prodigy, absolutely sold out screening under the clear sky of Novi Sad is undeniable proof of how movies are an important part of modern culture and how they have become the need of contemporary society. Novi Sad has been seven days of cinema arena and festival center equally important as any other European c...

Nik Powell at Cinema City

      21st of June 6th day of Cinema City, went off very quickly. Beside a wonderful party, a lovely lunch with editor Bruno Chatelin and extensive talk with NickPowell about the celebrity world and rather interesting programs on festival there were interesting events to go to and films to see. Powell is a film producer, a co funder of Virgin Group (with Richard Branson), director of National Television and Film School in England and founder of Palace Produ...

Cinema City Cloud No 9

5th day of Cinema City brought many interesting screenings from all over the world. As for Serbian film on the 5th day of the festival the screening of the film The Parade (Parada), the most successful film in the region of ex Jugoslavia by now, directed by Srdjan Dragojević provoked many people. Of course all the seats were taken and all tickets were sold. This was the Best Film according to the FIPRESCI Organization of Serbia; the only Serbian film that made on the International Film Festiv...

A Touch of Glamour at Cinema City

Cinema City festival marked the previous day to the last seat filled with screenings, films especially the local cinema! The attention of students and young filmmakers are particularly preoccupied with the two competition selection Up to 10,000 bucks section for low budget films and Educons Hungry Days. Their art and charisma, especially director Dresen left a very positive impression and charmed the audience of the Festival. Beside the film program in recent days visitors enjoye...

Master Class at Cinema City

Cinema City Festival 2012 gathers some of the most significant European names from the world of film, they are passing on valuable knowledge, experiences to a young Serbian filmmaker, but also to those already considered to be successful professionals. For the first time Serbia hosts board members of the prestigious European Film Academy, the most significant film institution in Europe along with numerous directors and producers. The third day of Cinema City went by very quickly, honorin...

Menagerie and a French Film

National Selection of Serbian Film on Cinema City 2012 on a second day would be Zverinjak (Menagerie) directed by Serbian filmmmaker Marko Novaković: it is a drama that takes place at the beginning of nineties in a Serbian village near the banks of river Drina. It is a testimony to the historical and moral disintegration of a country situated in the middle separated from urban life and located in a region dominated by specific rules and relations between people. Roe, daughter of strain, the m...

Cinema City 2012

The new edition of Cinema City International Film Festival 2012 officially starts Saturday, 16 of June with the projection of "La Conquete," by Xavier Durringer, witty story based on biography of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy. During the eight-days of festival it will be screened about 100 films most of which are premieres! The unique opportunity to see films from international festivals familiarize with the exotic, high-quality cinema from around the world,...

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