BRATISLAVA: Films from a diverse range of countries including Guatemala, Qatar, Belarus and Norway are screening in the main competition section of the 20th Bratislava IFF, which takes place 29 November – 3 December 2018. The competition section shows directors’ first and second films.
LJUBLJANA: The Icelandic action-thriller Woman at War directed by Benedict Erlingsson won Best Film at the 29th Ljulblana IFF, which ended on 18 November 2018.
TALLINN: Ten films from Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, and one Finnish film, will be presented in the Baltic Event Works in Progres,s taking place during the Black Nights festival, running through 2 December 2018. The films will be competing for a 3,000 EUR prize to aid in promotion and distribution in the Baltics.
BYDGOSZCZ: Ji Yong Kim won the Golden Frog, the top prize of the 26th edition of the festival honouring cinematographers EnergaCAMERIMAGE, for the South Korean film The Fortress directed by Dong-Hyuk Hwang. The festival ended with the awards ceremony on 17 November 2018.
MAIN COMPETITION Golden Frog: The Fortress cin. Ji Yong Kim dir. Dong-Hyuk Hwang Silver Frog: Cold War cin. Łukasz Żal dir. Paweł Pawlikowski Bronze Frog: Roma cin. Alfonso Cuarón dir. Alfonso Cuarón *** *** *** FIPRESCI AWARD The International Critics Prize to the director of the best film in the Main Competition – under specific consideration of its cinematography: Peterloo cin. Dick Pope dir. Mike Leigh *** *** *** AUDIENCE AWARD Camerimage Audience Award: The Favourite cin. Robbie Ryan dir. Yorgos Lanthimos *** *** *** POLISH FILMS COMPETITION Best Polish Film: Nina cin. Tomasz Naumiuk dir. Olga Chajdas *** *** *** STUDENT ETUDES COMPETITION Laszlo Kovacs Student Award - Golden Tadpole – Sirene cin. Douwe Hennink dir. Zara Dwinger school: Nederlandse Filmacademie - Netherlands Film Academy (AHK) Silver Tadpole: Almost Everything cin. Simon Bitterli dir. Lisa Gertsch school: Zürcher Hochschule der Künste - Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) Bronze Tadpole: Them cin. Holger Jungnickel dir. Tim Dünschede school: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin - German Film and Television Academy (dffb), Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München - University of Television and Film Munich (HFF München), Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH *** *** *** DOCUMENTARY FEATURES COMPETITION Golden Frog — best documentary feature: When the Bull Cried cin. Karen Vázquez Guadarrama dir. Bart Goossesn, Karen Vázquez Guadarrama Golden Frog — best docudrama: I, Dolours cin. Kate McCullough dir. Maurice Sweeney *** *** *** DOCUMENTARY SHORTS COMPETITION Golden Frog — Grand Prix: Horse Riders cin. Tomasz Wolski dir. Anna Gawlita Special Mention: Pain Is Mine cin. Farshid Akhlaghi dir. Farshid Akhlaghi *** *** *** DIRECTORS’ DEBUTS COMPETITION under the patronage of the Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP) Best Director's Debut: The Guilty cin. Jasper J. Spanning dir. Gustav Möller *** *** *** CINEMATOGRAPHERS’ DEBUTS COMPETITION under the patronage of the Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP) Best Cinematographer's Debut: Obey cin. Albert Salas dir. Jamie Jones *** *** *** MUSIC VIDEOS COMPETITION Best Music Video: Novo Amor "Birthplace" cin. Nihal Friedel dir. Jorik Dozy, Sil Van Der Woerd Best Cinematography In A Music Video: Childish Gambino "This Is America" cin. Larkin Seiple dir. Hiro Murai *** *** *** FIRST LOOK - TV PILOTS COMPETITION Best Pilot: Patrick Melrose: Bad News cin. James Friend dir. Edward Berger *** *** *** ADVERTISING SPOTS COMPETITION “EUROPEAN FUNDS IN FOCUS” Organised in co-operation with Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region Main Award: The Marshal Office of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship for Zmieniamy Podkarpackie z Funduszami Europejskimi - Dołącz do bohaterów lokalnych zmian. Katarzyna Być – Pracownia Ceramiki i Rękodzieła Być Special mention: The Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship for Województwo Kujawsko-Pomorskie mecenasem kultury w regionie
Docs from IDF's programmes are part of the line-up at IDFA in Amsterdam.
ZAGREB: The Croatian multiplex chain Blitz CineStar opened a three-screen miniplex in Pula, the first one in the city, on 7 November 2018.
BERLIN: The second European VoD Meetings, a professional training course organised by EuroVoD and supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme, will take place 6 – 9 February 2019 in Berlin. Applications for the programme are being accepted through 10 December 2018, with scholarships and rebates available to participants from low audiovisual production countries and start-ups.
BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech animated short film Mimi & Lisa: Christmas Lights Mystery will premiere on 21 November in France, a day later in Slovak cinemas, on 6 December in the Czech Republic. The film is produced by Fool Moon and coproduced by Slovak Radio & TV and MAUR Film.
“IRINA” triumphed on the stage of three important international film festivals last week.
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