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Georgia

Countryside 35x45

Director: Evgeny Solomin.
Throughout the country old Soviet passports are being exchanged for the new Russian ones. A provincial photographer is traveling from one Siberian village to another taking 35x45 mm passport photos of the villagers. Thanks to a large number of clients and profound observation of countryside life the films turns into poetic story about world-view of people living in remote areas at the cross-roads of two cultures, of Soviet and modern Russian ones.

Emir Kusturica at the first Romania International Film Festival

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The Ro-IFF (September 26 to October 4, 2009) presents a special Focus program for acclaimed Serbian director Emir Kusturica. Kusturica and his Non Smoking Orchestra will also open the festival with a concert on Saturday, September 26.The idea of Focus is to dedicate a program to the opera of a special personality in film. The films presented this year include OTAC NA SLUZBENOM PUTU (When Father Was Away on Business; 1985), DOM ZA VESANJE (Time of the Gypsies; 1988), ARIZONA DREAM (1993), UNDERGR...

Romania International Film Festival will take place in Arad

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The first ROMANIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALSeptember 27 to October 4, 2009The former Bucharest International Film Festival changes its name and becomes the Romania International Film Festival. The first Ro-IFF takes place in less than two months in the City of Arad.The official competition – called CineBlackSea – focuses films that must have been produced in either Russia, Republic of Moldavia, Ukraina, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaidjan, Bulgaria,Turquie, Greece or Romania. There are separate ...

Seventeen films to compete for the Kutxa-New Directors Award

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Seventeen films to compete for the Kutxa-New Directors Award Directors from 13 countries will contend with their first or second movies for this award carrying 90,000 euros 8/11/2009 Seventeen films from 13 countries will compete for the Kutxa-New Directors Award at the 57th San Sebastian Festival. Fourteen of these titles compose the Zabaltegi-New Directors section, while the other three, 11’e 10 kala / 10 to 11, La mujer sin piano and Yo también (Me too), will participate in...

Program for upcoming International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Makers (Patras)

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UNITS: «Cinema, the art of peace», «At the ends of the world», «Balkan neighborhood» «All around Europe», «Greek panorama», «Glances to bloody East», «Patras directors» «South America of passions and struggles», «Awarded films of ArtFools Festival of Larissa's city», «Awarded films of AGON, the International Meeting of Archaeological Film of the Mediterranean area»   FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 2009 Hour of beginning 15.00 15:00 «all around Eu...

FilmFestival Cottbus Increases Prize Money

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The FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of Eastern European Cinema will increase the prize money. This is to be announced by Festival Director Roland Rust on the occasion of the reception at the befriended 44th International Film Festival in the Czech town of Karlovy Vary. The "DIALOG Prize for Intercultural Communication", endowed by the German Foreign Office, will come with an amount of 3,000 euros in the future. Through new prize sponsors, the "Prize for Best Debut Film" cou...

FilmFestival Cottbus Increases Prize Money

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The FilmFestival Cottbus – Festival of Eastern European Cinema will increase the prize money. This is to be announced by Festival Director Roland Rust on the occasion of the reception at the befriended 44th International Film Festival in the Czech town of Karlovy Vary. The “DIALOG Prize for Intercultural Communication”, endowed by the German Foreign Office, will come with an amount of 3,000 euros in the future. Through new prize sponsors, the “Prize for Best Debut Film” could also be r...

FESTIVAL ON WHEELS 2008 goes international

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                                Festival on Wheels has changed its route! The 14th Festival on Wheels, which is organised by the Ankara Cinema Association with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Municipality of Kars, will start its journey on 7 November in Ka...

Festival on Wheels 2008

Festival on Wheels has changed its route! The 14th Festival on Wheels, which is organised by the Ankara CinemaAssociation with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism andthe Municipality of Kars, will start its journey on 7 November in Kars and then stop in Artvin from 14-16 November. For the first time in 13 years, the festival won’t stop in Ankara, but invites all ci

Republic of GEORGIA celebrates 100 years of Filmmaking

    This year, marks 100 years of rich cinema history in Georgia, the 100 year anniversary of Georgian cinema.To celebrate the 100th anniversary, originally several exhibitions, festive events and showings of Georgian silent films were planned, but due to current upheaval, Russian invasion and war in the country, the schedule has been jeopardized by more vital issues in a country striving for its independance.   Almost bereft of archives, many films have been destr...

Peace in Georgia Appeal of Batumi International Art-House Film Fest

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Appeal of Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF) toInternational Community of film makers & cinematographers Dear All,On behalf of Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF) we want to address international community of film makers and cinematographers.During last days Russia started occupation of Georgian territory. Russia is in full-scale, brutal war with small state of Georgia which started the building of democratic country and striving to become a member of European...

Hubert Bals Fund Award goes to WASHINGTON at Yerevan’s DAB Forum

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The Hubert Bals Fund Award has been given to WASHINGTON by Andro Sakvarelidze & Giga Chkheidze (Georgia) as Best Project out of twelve presented at the 2nd DAB Co-Production Forum (July 15-17). The Forum is part of the Yerevan International Film Festival (July 13-20) in Armenia. The Hubert Bals Fund Award, aimed to support the filmmakers in developing their project, comes with a prize money of Euro 5,000. The DAB Regional Co-Production Forum is organized by the Golden Apricot Fund for Cinema Dev...

Molodist FilmBoat Meeting

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With Kyiv IFF Molodist quickly approaching - yet bigger and more influential each time - General director Maksim Ilyashenko and project coordinator Marina Orekhova have announced the last call for projects to be submitted at Molodist FilmBoat Meeting - a new co-production oriented event whereat young filmmakers will have chance to present their cinema project at the attention of Europe's and the world's leading producers and funds financing cinema production.Molodist FilmBoat Meeting is aimed pr...

Save the date for the 2nd Bucharest Film Festival !

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This years edition of the Bucharest Film Festival will take place from June 28 to July 6, 2008. Following the success from last years initial festival, this cinematic event again focuses on Central and South East European regions. The programmers consider cinema as a mirror reflecting the needs and mentalities of different societies. One of the main principles of selecting films is drawing special attention to new filmmaking including their own ways of expression. The aim is to promote talents, ...

FilmFestival Cottbus more success than ever before

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On Saturday, November 10, the 17th FilmFestival Cottbus came to an end with an impressive closing event where prizes with a total value of Euros 64,000 were presented. All the expectations could be surpassed with a high audience turnout: around 16.000 visitors attended the multifaceted programme on offer. With 80 films from 25 countries, numerous concerts, readings and exhibitions, this year again saw the festival invite the audience to go on a varied journey through the cultural landscapes of C...

Punto de Vista 2008 has doubled docu entries

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INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL OF NAVARRA - PUNTO DE VISTAFebruary 15 - 23, 2008The Official Section of Punto de Vista has received 804 entries from 70 countries preparing for its best edition ever next February.The number of participants for the festival (a client of filmfestivals.com Bulletin Board Service) doubles last year´s figureA total of 804 films are to take part in the selection process for the Documentary Film Festival Punto de Vista, to be held in Pamplona for the fourth ti...

The Film Financing Circle (FFC) in the inaugural Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi

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The Film Financing Circle (FFC) is an integral program in the inaugural Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi and takes place from October 15 – 17, 2007 at the Emirates Palace. The FFC today announced two-time Academy AwardÒ-winner Paul Haggis will teach a master writing class for 50 exceptionally talented filmmakers, that is sure to provide an engaging discussion about socially and politically astute filmmaking in the Middle East.  Haggis’ writing credits include Academy Aw...

The Film Financing Circle panels in Abu Dhabi

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The Film Financing Circle (FFC) is an integral program in the inaugural Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi and takes place from October 15 – 17, 2007 at the Emirates Palace. The FFC today announced two-time Academy AwardÒ-winner Paul Haggis will teach a master writing class for 50 exceptionally talented filmmakers, that is sure to provide an engaging discussion about socially and politically astute filmmaking in the Middle East. Haggis’ writing credits include Academy Awa...

Cottbus kicks off with early sorbian classic

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"Chosebuz" is the traditional name of the city of Cottbus in the local Sorbian (Wendish) language, a minority Slavic tongue which is now unfortunately on the verge of extinction, but the culture of which survives in various forms in this border region of East Germany. The Cottbus Film Festival, now in its 16th edition was established in 1991 in order to promote the films of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. This is one international film festival (as opposed to single country film we...

Cottbus / Chosebuz Fest kicks off with early Sorbian silent classic

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"Chosebuz" is the traditional name of the city of Cottbus in the local Sorbian (Wendish) language, a minority Slavic tongue which is now unfortunately on the verge of extinction, but the culture of which survives in various forms in this border region of East Germany. The Cottbus Film Festival, now in its 16th edition was established in 1991 in order to promote the films of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. This is one international film festival (as opposed to single country film we...

Full Programme of FilmFestival Cottbus

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More than 100 films from 23 countries for the Festival of East European Cinema, which is being held from November 14 to 18. 1. Feature Film and Short Film Competitions – diverse and subtle Ten films from eight countries were nominated for the Feature Film Competition, of which nine will be having their international or German premiere in Cottbus. Bulgaria and Romania are particularly strongly represented here with two films each - which can be regarded as the undisputed proof for the new depa...

High Fall Festival celebrates women in film

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The 2006 HIGH FALLS FILM FESTIVAL celebrates its sixth wonderful year of honoring the cinematic achievements of women around the world. This unique and exciting festival will take place in Rochester, New York, November 8-13, 2006. The Festival has grown exponentially to become one of the vital cultural assets in Western New York. This international festival of films made with women taking an integral place behind the camera draws people from around the country and globe to this stimulating eve...

Quinceanera A Surprise Winner At Sundance

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Several surprise winners dominated the Sundance Film Festival Awards, which were presented to a packed house of enthusiastic filmmakers, professionals and audience members at a gala ceremony held on Saturday night at the Park City Racquet Club. The concluding awards ceremony and party bring to an end a 10-day film bonanza that drew nearly 40,000 visitors to the Festival.Two films, both surprise choices based on early predictions, won the four top prizes in the American Independent Film competiti...

CentEast - Warsaw Screenings of Central and Eastern European films

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CentEast - Warsaw Screenings of Central and Eastern European films October 12 - 15, 2005 The first edition of the regional film market CentEast - Warsaw Screenings will be held on October 12-15 in Warsaw. The main objective of the market is to increase interest in Central and Eastern European films among professionals.The market will be attended by more than one hundred professionals from 24 countries: Argentina, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgi...

7th International Panorama opens with 144 films to screen

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7th International Panorama: 24/9 to 1/10 The International Panorama of Independent Creators appeals to young creators and it offers them the chance to present prolusions or not, with the only precondition to respect the culture and values of every population, to creators who do not have the financial support of governmental institutions and big studios. In this way the International Panorama is concerned with the “creator” cinema and the presented films are little “gems” of the internati...
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