FESTIVALS: The 7th Divan Film Festival Ready to Kick Off


    CRAIOVA: The 7th edition of Divan Film Festival, the only festival dedicated to cinema and food in the Balkans, will start in Craiova on 20 August and will continue in Portul Cultural Cetate until 28 August 2016.

    This year the theme of the festival is “Urban stories from the Balkans”. The festival will screen nine feature films, three medium-length films and 26 short films. Concerts and debates with foreign guests will add to the programme.

    Divan Film Festival is organised by Fundaţia pentru Poezie "Mircea Dinescu" together with Craiova City Hall and Craiova County Council, with the support of the Romanian Film Centre, the Romanian Cultural Institute and Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN).

    LINE UP:

    Balkan-Kan-Kan (2005, Macedonia, Italy, UK)
    Directed by Darko Mitrevski
    Produced by Partysans
    Coproduced by Verdana Film, Minerva Pictures production, in association with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia

    Death in Sarajevo / Smrt u sarajevu (2016, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Directed by Danis Tanović
    Produced by Margo Films and CCA/pro.ba
    Coproduced by France 3 Cinema

    Zarafa (2012, France, Belgium)
    Directed by Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie

    Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul / Istanbul hatirasi: köprüyü geçmek (2005, Germany, Turkey) - Documentary
    Directed by Fatih Akin

    The Parade(2011, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, France, Macedonia, UK)
    Directed by Srdjan Dragoević
    Produced by Delirium Films
    Coproduced by Mainframe Film Production, Sektor Film, Forum Ljubljana, Prva Srpska Televizija, Film & Music Entertainment production
    Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Macedonian Film Fund, the Slovenian Film Center, Film Studio Viba Film Ljubljana, RTV Slovenia, the Serbian Ministry of Culture, the Montenegrin Ministry of Culture

    The Third Half / Tretoto poluvreme (2012, Macedonia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Darko Mitrevski
    Produced by Kino Oko Production
    Coproduced by i/o post, Barrandov Sound, FX3X
    Supported by the Macedonian Film Fund, the Holocaust Fund of the Jews from Macedonia, the Jewish Community of Macedonia and the Czech State Fund

    The Enchanted Grove / Dumbrava minunată (1981, Romania)
    Directed by Gheorghe Naghi
    Produced by Casa de filme 1, Centrul de Productie Cinematografica Bucuresti

    Holy Cow (2015, Azerbaijan, Germany, Romania, Qatar) - Documentary
    Directed by Imam Hasanov

    Bucharest Non-Stop / București Non-Stop (2015, Romania)
    Directed by Dan Chișu
    Produced by DaKINO Productions
    Coproduced by Watch Me Productions in association with Stop Film