Film Festivals - Part 13

posted by SHorváth on 2005/09/29 19:52

[ Film Festivals ]

Film Celebration, Central European Film Festival in Pécs, Hungary (28th September – 2nd October, 2005).
The basic conception of the five-day-long programme is to create a long feature film festival in Pécs focusing on the works of young Central and Eastern European directors. The festival’s aim is to provide the young filmmaker generation the opportunity to introduce themselves, enter into competition, as well as to screen films already recognized by international festivals, but still unknown to the Hungarian audience.

The winner of the competition programme receives the award of the festival (certificate and one million forints in cash). The award of the audience is a digital camera.

Twelve young directors from different countries (Austria, Chech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Serbia-Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Ukraine, Romania and Hungary) were invited to the competition.

The accompanying programmes involve an introduction of attendant arts related to film, exhibitions, conversations, previews, concerts.
There are several off-programmes to explore: Workshops, Meetings (International Meeting of Producers) and Lectures ("Film art versus Film industry"), Short films and Student films (from the Academy of Film). There are exhibitions taking a closer look at the history of the Hungarian movie, for instance at the Károly Makk Life-Work Exhibition in the House of Arts. And last but not least a great special silent film screening with live music in the Dante Café.

For more information, visit the official Homepage of the Film Celebration.

I also warmly recommend to have a look at the Hompage of the Center for the Study of Moving Image in Pécs! Much to my regret, in Austria we have a considerable lack of such field of study!

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