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7 items from 2013


How we made Naked

19 November 2013 1:51 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

'We spent weeks in that big house entirely in character – just being really horrible to each other'

Mike Leigh, director

Naked was my big international breakthrough. I'd never had a film in Cannes before – and in 1993, I won best director and David Thewlis took best actor for his extraordinary performance as Johnny. At first, though, the film was called Untitled '92. I was starting to anticipate the millennium: it was obvious it was going to be a big deal, but I didn't know how to treat the subject. I could have made a science-fiction film. But I realised the character of Johnny – a frustrated, idealist drifter who's hacked off with the world – would be a very interesting vehicle for millennial preoccupations.

We prepared for the film in an old office block in Marylebone, London. David was living in Soho, endlessly reading Nostradamus and all the other things Johnny was into. »

- Phil Hoad

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Danny Glover Gives Inspiring Speech At Sarajevo Film Fest, Awards Dyana Gaye Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award

23 August 2013 8:08 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

This year’s edition (the 19th) of Sarajevo Film Festival had the presence of prominent actor, producer and humanitarian, Danny Glover. The actor was one of the panelists at the Sarajevo Talent Campus, where he conducted a workshop on August 21st.Danny Glover is also the curator of the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award for 2013 and this year’s winner of the award is afro-descendant filmmaker Dyana Gaye, with the short film Deweneti. Dyana was born in Paris in 1975 from Senegalese parentage.Deweneti (Happy New Year in Wolof) tells the story of Ousmane, a beggar in the streets of Dakar and young kuranic student, who despite the hardships of life always has a smile to spare for the passerby who »

- Hoji Fortuna

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Dyana Gaye wins Katrin Cartlidge Award

23 August 2013 7:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Gaye’s feature debut Des Etoiles will get its world premiere at Toronto.

The Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award has been awarded to director Dyana Gaye at the Sarajevo Film Festival.

Gaye’s short Dewenti screened last night to a packed crowd at one of the city’s open-air venues.

The annual bursary, given to a new voice in cinema, was awarded by Danny Glover.

French-Senegalese director Gaye’s feature debut Des Etoiles will premiere at Toronto.

Previous winners of the award include Cary Fukunaga, Juanita Wilson and last year’s winners Diana El Jeiroudi and Orwa Nyrabia

For the last nine years the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation, which aims to promote new talent and new voices, has appointed a curator, selected from among Cartlidge’s friends and colleagues, who in turn chooses a recipient of the annual bursary.

English actress Katrin Cartlidge, who died in 2002, is well known in the Balkans for her performances in Milcho Manchevski’s [link »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Sarajevo Film Festival Documentary Competition Aug 16-24

20 July 2013 10:30 AM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Last year and again this year we are invited to attend the Sarajevo Film Festival by Asja Makarević, Project Manager for Sarajevo Talent Campus.  If you are going, look for Peter Belsito there!

Sarajevo Film Festival (August 16-24, 2013), now in its 19th year, is an international film festival with special focus on the region of Southeast Europe, it provides high quality programming, a strong industry segment, an educational platform for young filmmakers, the presence of numerous representatives of film industry, film authors and media representatives from all over the world, as well as over 100,000 visitors, thus confirming the festival's status, renowned and recognized by film professionals as well as by its audience.  

It serves as a catalyst for cooperation within the region, and establishes connections with partners from all over the world.  It also represents a platform for development of film business in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the region, as well as setting new standards of festival organization and film presentation.  While Karlovy Vary Film Festival has the Best of the East which gives a good view of finished films from Eastern Europe and is especially kind to journalists around the world,  Sarajevo simultaneously hosts Cinelink, a very pro-active co-production market and workshop and Talent Campus which is a part of the Berlinale.  This general networking of the world film industry is even more interesting because of its location in the city of Sarajevo itself.  After the 4 year long siege of Sarajevo, it was founded as a means to recreate civil society of the City in 1995. 

American actor/activist Danny Glover will curate and present the award for this year's Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award to a new cinematic voice whose work embodies Katrin Cartlidge’s “integrity of spirit and commitment to independent film”.  Cartlidge, who died in 2002, was a British actress best known for her work with Mike Leigh and whose last role in the Bosnian filmmaker Danis Tanović’s No Man’s Land.  Over the past nine years the Foundation has appointed a curator, selected from Cartlidge’s friends and colleagues, who in turn chooses a recipient for the annual award, a cash bursary, which is announced at a special red carpet gala at the Festival.

This year, all the selections of the Sff Competition Programme will present a total of 50 films. This brings the best of regional cinema and follows the Sarajevo Film Festival strategy of discovering new talents, approaches and tendencies rooted in the world cinema today.


For the final line-up of the Competition Program, programmers and the Sarajevo Film Festival team saw 750 films from the region, including 200 feature films, 150 documentaries and 400 short and animated films.

 This year's selection, but also the general interest in our Competition selections, encourages the Sarajevo Film Festival in its determination to continue working on strengthening regional film production, promotion  and film distribution. This is even more strongly emphasized by the fact that this year, in its three Competition selections, the Festival brings 14 world premieres, 7 international and 19 regional ones.

 

Competition Program - Feature Films

World Premieres

Carmen, Romania, 88 min. Director: Doru Nițescu, Screenplay: Tudor Voican, Doru Nițescu

Runaway Day, Greece, Black & White, 80 min. Director and screenplay: Dimitris Bavellas

Talea, Austria, 75 min. Director: Katharina Mückstein, Screenplay: Selina Gnos, Katharina Mückstein

With Mom / Sa Mamom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Slovenia, 80 min.

Director and screenplay: Faruk Lončarević 

Wolf / Lupu, Romania, 77 min. Director and screenplay: Bogdan Mustață

Regional Premieres

In Bloom / Grzeli Nateli Dgeebi, Georgia, 102 min. Director: Nana Ekvtimishvili ♀, Simon Groß, Screenplay: Nana Ekvtimishvili ♀ . Isa: Memento

Soldate Jeannette, Austria, 79 min. Director and screenplay: Daniel Hoesl

A Stranger / Obrana I Zaštita, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 87 min. Director and screenplay: Bobo Jelčić. Berlinale Forum.

When Evening Falls On Bucharest Or Metabolism / Când Se Lasă Seara Peste Bucureşti Sau Metabolism, Romania, 93 min. Director and screenplay: Corneliu Porumboiu

Documentary Competition: 

World Premieres

A Slave  (Bosnia and Herzegovina) by Bosnian director Pjer Žalica, known internationally for fiction films Days and Hours and Fuse [trailer]Autofocus, director: Boris Poljak (Croatia)Crazy About You, Danilo Marunović (Montenegro)Escape, Srdjan Keča (Serbia-Bosnia and Herzegovina) who was the winner of Best Central and East European Documentary Award at Jihlava for Mirage and Best Balkan Documentary at Prizren Dokufest for A Letter to DadFinding Family, Chris Leslie, Oggi Tomic (Bosnia and Herzegovina-uk)Patient, Zdenko Jurilj (Bosnia and Herzegovina)Screens, Hanna Slak ♀(Slovenia-Bosnia and Herzegovina-Germany)

International Premieres

Here... I Mean There, Laura Capatana – Juller♀ (Romania), winner of Romanian Days Award For Feature Film at the Transylvania International Film FestivalMarried to the Swiss Franc, Arsen Oremović (Croatia)Mother Europe, Petra Seliškar♀ (Slovenia-Macedonia-Croatia) whose Grandmothers of Revolution played in Sarajevo’s documentary competition in 2006Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body, Marta Popivoda ♀(Serbia-France-Germany) which played in 2013 Berlinale Forum Expanded 

Regional Premieres

The Cleaners, Konstantinos Georgousis (Greece), Idfa competition entryGangster of Love, Nebojša Slijepčević (Croatia-Germany-Romania), winner of audience award at Zagrebdox and competition entry at Karlovy VaryThe Grocer, Dimitris Koutsiabasakos (Greece), audience award winner at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film FestMy Fathers, My Mother & Me, Paul-Julien Robert (Austria), world premiere Visions du RéelMy Kith and Kin, Rodion Ismailov (Azerbaijan), world premiere Visions du RéelRegina, Diana Groó ♀ (Hungary-uk-Germany)Sickfuckpeople, Juri Rechinsky (Austria)Unplugged, Mladen Kovačević (Serbia-Finland), world premiere Visions du RéelThe Verdict, Djuro Gavran (Croatia)When I Was a Boy, I Was a Girl, Ivana Todorović ♀ (Serbia), Berlinale Shorts title 

Gala Screening - Out Of Competition 

Occupation, the 27th Picture, Pavo Marinković (Czech Republic-Croatia) Competition ProgramSarajevo Film Festival Competition Program screens world, international and regional premieres of feature, short, animated and documentary films from: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Malta, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldavia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey. Films selected in Competition Programmes for feature, short and documentary film compete for the prestigious Heart of Sarajevo Awards. Feature FilmHeart of Sarajevo for Best Film - 16,000 EurosSpecial Jury Prize - 10,000 Euros Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actress - 2,500 EurosHeart of Sarajevo for Best Actor - 2,500 Euros Short and Animated FilmHeart of Sarajevo for Best Film - 2,500 Euros Documentary FilmHeart of Sarajevo for Best Film - 3,000 Euros CinelinkCineLink, the backbone of the festival’s Industry Section, is a development and financing platform for carefully selected feature projects from Southeast Europe suited for European co-production. With an average conversion rate of its selected projects from development to production at 60% over the past decade, CineLink has grown into one of the most successful development and financing platforms in Europe. With its CineLink, CineLink Plus and Work in Progress sections it caters for projects in all stages of development, as well as projects in production and postproduction. CineLink also offers an awards fund of over 160,000 Euros in cash and services. CineLink is open for feature-length fiction film projects with potential for theatrical distribution, created by authors from Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Malta, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldavia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey. As part of CineLink, a new project called Regional Forum was first launched in 2009, organised in cooperation with Screen International, one of the leading global magazines in film industry. Regional Forum, conceived as a platform offering a discussion framework for relevant national and regional film organisations and professionals from Southeast Europe, also encourages the harmonisation of national film policies and offers a possibility for exchange of good ideas and practices.  Sarajevo Talent CampusSarajevo Talent Campus, the educational and networking platform for emerging filmmakers from Southeast Europe, was launched in 2007 in cooperation with Berlin International Film Festival and Berlinale Talent Campus. The programme offers inspiring lectures, panel discussions, and active critical debates, complemented by workshops, practical tutorials, screenings and inter-festival excursions for participants.  The 7th Sarajevo Talent Campus, taking place from the 18th to the 24th of August, will be inviting scriptwriters, directors, actors, producers and film critics. Participation in Sarajevo Talent Campus is open to candidates from: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Malta, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldavia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey. 18th Sarajevo Film Festival By Numbers: 

• 21 Programmes • 210 Films From 57 Countries• 10 Venues • 330 Employees and 280 Volunteers• More Than 1000 Accredited Guests • More Than 800 Accredited Media Representatives From 32 Countries  • More Than 100,000 Visitors At All The Programs

Sarajevo City Of FilmAs the continuation of the activities in accordance with the goals set by the Sarajevo Talent Campus, the Sarajevo City of Film Fund was launched in 2008.  The project is aimed at testing the knowledge and experience gained by the Sarajevo Talent Campus participants through the practical application in realisation of low-budget short films, as well as development of cooperation between the young creative authors whose work represents the future of the regional cinematography. Sarajevo City of Film Project has so far led to the filming of 20 short films screened worldwide and won numerous festivals awards. »

- Sydney Levine, Peter Belsito

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Danny Glover Will Curate This Year’s Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award

15 July 2013 9:36 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The Sarajevo Film Festival has announced that Danny Glover will curate this year’s Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award - named after the British actress who starred in several Mike Leigh films and who died in 2002.  Glover will attend the festival, which runs from August 16-24, and will present the winner of the award - aimed at giving new voices, new perspectives and visions a chance to be seen and heard. Over the past nine years the foundation has appointed a curator, selected from Cartlidge’s friends and colleagues, who in turn chooses a recipient for the annual award. The recipient is a new cinematic voice whose work, in some way, embodies her “integrity of spirit and »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Danny Glover to curate Katrin Cartlidge Bursary

15 July 2013 7:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Sarajevo Film Festival has announced that Us actor Danny Glover is to curate this year’s Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award.

The Lethal Weapon star will attend the festival, which runs from August 16-24, and will present the winner of the award - aimed at giving new voices, new perspectives and visions a chance to be seen and heard.

Over the past nine years the foundation has appointed a curator, selected from Cartlidge’s friends and colleagues, who in turn chooses a recipient for the annual bursary.

The recipient is a new cinematic voice whose work, in some way, embodies her “integrity of spirit and commitment to independent film”. Cartlidge was a British actress who starred in several Mike Leigh films and died in 2002.

The recipient is presented with the award, a cash bursary, at a special red carpet gala at the Sarajevo Film Festival.

Past winners include:

Diana El Jeiroudi and Orwa Nyrabia (2012, curator: Jeremy Irons)Hala Lotfy »

- vladan.petkovic@gmail.com (Vladan Petkovic)

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Danny Glover to Curate Sarajevo Fest’s Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award

15 July 2013 6:35 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Moscow – Actor, philanthropist and Unicef Ambassador, Danny Glover will curate the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award at next month’s Sarajevo Film Festival. Glover, known for his roles in the Lethal Weapon franchise, smaller independent roles and as a developer and producer of historically relevant films through his company Louveture Films, including 2012 Sundance grand jury prize winner The House I Live In, is the latest in a line of top international talents to choose a winner for the prestigious prize. The award is named after the British actress who worked with directors that include Mike Leigh, Lars von Trier and

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