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'Those Who Love' – Interview with Nefise Özkal Lorentzen

‘Those Who Love’ – Interview with Nefise Özkal Lorentzen

In Nefise Özkal Lorentzen’s short film, ‘Those Who Love‘, six strangers are in an elevator, each are holding a black box and containing stories of shame and violence. 
'A Special Night' – Interview with Diana Kaluza

‘A Special Night’ – Interview with Diana Kaluza

In Diana Kaluza’s short film, ‘A Special Night‘, a man in his late-thirties invites a female friend over to his house and asks her to help him on cope with an existential decision.
'Escaping Stars' – Interview with Laëtitia Herbain

‘Escaping Stars’ – Interview with Laëtitia Herbain

Laëtitia Herbain’s short, ‘Escaping Stars‘, tells a story of a girl, whose world falls apart, sinks into madness and lost into herself into an imaginary world, when her lover left her. 
'Jonah' – Interview with Michael Maschina

‘Jonah’ – Interview with Michael Maschina

Michael Maschina short film, ‘Jonah‘, tells a story of two women in two different timelines – in 2015 and in 1943, evoking the fable of ‘Jonah and the Whale‘: a story which is common to both the Jewish and the Islamic culture.
'JC' – Interview with Matt Boatright-Simon

‘JC’ – Interview with Matt Boatright-Simon

Loyalty, honor and sacrifice are the main themes of Matt Boatright-Simon’s short film ‘JC‘, based on William Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar‘, using documentary footage, narrative photography and cutting-edge organic visual effects.
'Stella Erratica' – Interview with Ben Barton

‘Stella Erratica’ – Interview with Ben Barton

An interview with analogue director Ben Barton, who makes handmade films on super-8 cine film, about his latest project which was funded by the late David Bowie.
The 2017 Transilvania IFF Official Competition announced

The 2017 Transilvania IFF Official Competition announced

The competition of the 16th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (June 2-11) features directors on their first or second film and this year maps a veritable conflict zone: stories on the edge of a knife inspired by real events or personal experiences, challenging situations and daring approaches, moral fables that are either extreme...
6th edition of Visegrad Film Forum was special

6th edition of Visegrad Film Forum was special

International event at the end of April fulfilled its mission and brought big names of cinematography and students from all around the world to Bratislava. Masterclasses, screenings and discussions were balanced by friendly atmosphere.
Today starts the Visegrad Animation Forum 2017

Today starts the Visegrad Animation Forum 2017

The fifth edition of the VAF Trebon, a key industry meeting for animation professionals mainly from CEE region, takes place in Trebon, Czech Republic, May 2-4, 2017.
Workshop for film agents and managers

Workshop for film agents and managers

SOFA – School of Film Agents is entering the fifth round: Director Nikolaj Nikitin and his team invite future culture managers and film agents to participate in two workshops in Warsaw and Tbilisi, taking place in 2017/2018.
Visegrad Film Forum 2017 kicks off with The Neverending Story

Visegrad Film Forum 2017 kicks off with The Neverending Story

There’s only a day left before Visegrad Film Forum will hit the big screen with film classic The Neverending Story in the presence of sfx and make-up artist Colin Arthur – father of the legendary Falkor. The event will then continue with loaded programme until Saturday. Spectators will be able to sneak peak into the world...
Almost 500 short films compete in Oberhausen

Almost 500 short films compete in Oberhausen

From 11 to 16 May 2017, the 63rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen will be showing altogether 499 films from 58 countries. Of these, 148 works, selected from among almost 7,000 entries, will be vying for around 42,000 euros in prize money in the festival’s five competitions. In addition to the competitions, the Festival will...