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Reverse takes FIPRESCI prize at Warsaw 25th film festival

Polish director Borys Lankosz received the FIPRESCI award for Best East European debut for his Gdynia fest winner Reverse at the Warsaw film festival (www.wff.pl) awards ceremony on October 17, while Estonia won the Best Documentary award for Disco and Atomic War.

Festivals: Romanian Irina wins Pecs prize

The CinePecs V. Movast festival gave its main prize, the Golden Benjamin, to The Other Irina by Romanian filmmaker Andrei Gruzsniczki.

ScripTeast's Tilt bows at CentEast

Tilt, a film by Viktor Chouchkov, based on script developed by Boris Chouchkov and Dimitar Kotzev at the first edition of ScripTeast, will be presented at Cent East film market in Warsaw.

EAST EUROPEAN FORUM – Nine projects selected for East European Forum

Forum and Ex Oriente Film 3rd workshop - October 27 - 30, 2009 East European Forum - public pitching session - October 31 - Nov 1, 2009


Institute of Documentary Film and Jihlava IDFFOctober 27 - November 1, 2009, Czech Republic

Stasys Eidrigevičius to meet Kaunas Film Festival audience

"Wake up, Stasys! Bouzkachi is about to start!" this is how Bouzkachi: The Chant of Steppes, the film of Kaunas International Film Festival starring the world famous Lithuanian painter Stasys Eidrigevičius, begins. In a few days, cineastes and fans of the Lithuanian artist residing in Poland will have an opportunity…

Hungarian movies at FilmFest Warsaw

Dear All, Hereby Magyar Filmunió would like to draw your attention to the Hungarian movies to be screened @ Warsaw Film Festival's silver jubilee edition.

Festivals: Hungarian films find Warsaw competition slots

Hungarian films are competing in three sections during the Warsaw film festival (www.wff.pl) , running through October 18.

Festivals: Hungarian films in Chicago

Four Hungarian films will be screened at the Chicago film festival, taking place through October 22.

9:06 sweeps Slovenian film fest awards

Igor Šterk's film 9:06 gathered the bulk of the awards handed out at the 12th Festival of Slovenian Films in Potoroz, including best film and best director.

Organisers of Kaunas International Film Festival say: zebra is white

Zebra is white; the glass is half full; the egg came first; to be - these are the answers provided by the third Kaunas International Film Festival to the questions that everybody asks sooner or later. The festival's slogan this year is: "Film that answers questions".

Cyprus Guilt opens Athens festival

After the world opening in Montreal IFF, Guilt, a Cyprus/Greece co-production directed by Vassilis Mazomenos, has been chosen to officially open the Panorama of European Cinema International Film Festival in Athens (Oct. 22-Nov. 1).

EFA nominated films at Warsaw festival

Twelve of the 48 films competing for the European Film Academy's European Film Awards this year are in the programme of the 25th Warsaw Film Festival.

Foxes and Broken Promise head to Pusan

Two Slovak films, Foxes and Broken Promises have been selected for the World Cinema section of the Pusan film festival.

Potoroz Festival Spotlight: Personal Baggage

Independent director, screenwriter, editor and production designer Janez Lapanjne follows his film poetics of his earlier films (Short Circuits, Rustling Landscapes) in his third feature, Personal Baggage.

Potoroz Festival Spotlight: Slovenian Girl

Damjan Kozole's Slovenian Girl, a film about greed and lost ambitions, is the latest of his transition film series that started with Porno Film (2000) and Spare Parts (2003, nominated for Golden Bear in Berlin).

Potoroz Festival Spotlight: 9:06

Igor Šterk's forth film (Ljubljana, Tuning, and Ekspres, Ekspres) has its Slovenian premiere at the 12th Festival of Slovenian Film, following its world premiere in competition in Montreal.

Festivals: Antalya competition line-up

The Antalya Golden Orange film festival (October 10-17) features 12 films in international competition and 16 Turkish full-length films in the national competition section.


THE INTERNATIONAL GOLDEN ORANGE FILM COMPETTIONOn October 10th-17th, 2009 the city of Antalya will once again host one of the most prestigious events of the year with the 46th Antalya International Golden Orange Film Festival. This year's Festival is sponsored by the Municipality of Antalya, and organized by the Antalya…

Festivals:Potoroz festival of Slovenian Films opens

The 12th Festival of Slovenian Film is taking place in Portorož October 1-3, with an overview of the Slovenian film production from the past year, culminating in the national Vesna Awards for filmmaking.