TIMIȘOARA: Eight feature films were selected for the competition of the Timișoara Central European Film Festival, running from 28 August to 1 September 2019. The theme of the edition is rEvolutions as the festival celebrates 30 years since the fall of the Iron Curtain and since the Romanian Revolution.
Beside the competition, the programme includes the sections Panorama, No/Kidding!, Student Films and Revolutions in Documentaries, as well as debates and concerts. The screenings are free of charge.
The festival is organised by the EuroFest Association with the support of the Timișoara City Hall, the Romanian Film Centre, the Ministry of Culture and National Identity and the Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN).
The festival was initiated by the film director Radu Gabrea, who passed away in 2017, and is now headed by his wife, the actress Victoria Cociaș. The first six editions took place in the town of Mediaș until 2017, when the festival moved to Timișoara.
The Little Comrade / Seltsimees laps (Estonia) Directed by Moonika Siimets Produced by Amrion Supported by the Estonian Film Institute, Creative Europe MEDIA The Announcement / Anons (Turkey, Bulgaria)Directed by Mahmut Fazıl CoşkunProduced by FilmottoCoproduced by Chouchkov Brothers, BKMSupported by the Bulgarian National Film Center Stitches/ Savovi (Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia) Directed by Miroslav Terzić Produced by West End Production Coproduced by Nora Production Group, Spiritus Movens, SCCA/PRO.BA Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Sarajevo Film Fund, the Slovenian Film Centre I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians / Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari (Romania, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria, Germany) Directed by Radu Jude Produced by Hi Film Productions Coproduced by endorfilm, Les Films d‘Ici, Klas Film, Komplizen Film, ZFD/Arte, TVR Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, the Czech Film Fund, the Bulgarian National Film Center
The Mute / Krew Boga (Poland, Belgium) Directed by Bartosz Konopka Produced by Otter Films Coproduced by Odra Film, Earlybirds Films Supported by the Polish Film Institute, Eurimages Eternal Winter / Örök tél (Hungary)Directed by Attila Szasz Donbass (Germany, France, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Romania) Directed by Sergei Loznitsa Produced by Ma.ja.de. Fiction Coproduced by Arthouse Traffic, JBA Production, Graniet Film, Wild at Art, Digital Cube Associate producer: Atoms & Void Supported by Eurimages, the French CNC’s World Cinema Support
Jan Palach (Czech Republic, Slovakia) Directed by Robert Sedláček Produced by Cineart TV Prague Coproduced by the Czech Television, Arina, RTVS, Up&Up production Supported by the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, the Prague Film Fund, the Ministry of Defence, the City of Prague, the City of Pardubice