Ms Irina Kaplichnaya, general director
Krok International Animated Film Festival
dates: September 29 – October 6, 2014
tel.: (+380 44) 287 52 80, 287 66 29
fax: (+380 44) 287 52 80
Mr Gennadiy Kofman, program director
DOCUDAYS UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
dates: March 21-28, 2014
tel.: (+380 57) 714 96 03
and with our Colleagues from ALL OTHER FILM FESTIVALS IN UKRAINE.
We would like to ask all members of the international film community to show their help and generosity.
Directors, Producers and Sales Agents: please give your films willingly and for free to all film festivals in Ukraine, no screenings fees from Ukrainian festivals this year.
Film Institutes: please support travel of your filmmakers and send prints at your expense.
Everybody: please help in any way you can, at least distributing this message.
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30th Warsaw Film Festival, October 10-19, 2014
10th CentEast Market Warsaw, October 17-19, 2014
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Time has come and gone and the official opening of the first edition of the International student film festival “NEW WAVE” is approaching. From the 23rd to the 25th of January, 2014 in the Cinema House new films will be screened, new faces will be encountered, new ideas will be discussed and an atmosphere build entirely from the inspiration of the new generation of cinema artists will be created.
There are 41 films in the official program sent from countries in the Balkans and the Black Sea region.
29 films will compete for the prizes in the different categories, 14 of which are from Bulgarian authors, 5 from Russia, 4 from Armenia, 2 from Turkey and one from each Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Serbia and Georgia. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the work of four bulgarian authors and a russian author in 5 documentaries. 7 animations will be screened for those keen on animation films. Students of the New Bulgarian University and the Art College studying animation will take us on a trip into a colorful and surreal world.
On the 23th of January in the Cinema House we will welcome representatives of 11 universities and 8 countries. That is why the diversity of films is guaranteed, but where the prizes will travel off to, we have yet to wait and see.
The first edition of the International Student Film Festival “NEW WAVE” is about to begin. The task to sift and distinguish the best films is not easy. Therefore we engaged highly experienced people in the field of cinema who can objectively and adequately cope with it.
The chairman of the jury is the Bulgarian film critic, journalist and screenwriter – Borislav Kolev who recently made his directorial debut with the documentary – “Stoichkov”.
Prof. Ingeborg Bratoeva-Darakchieva, PhD is another representative of the jury who is a member of the International Federation of Film Critics “FIPRESCI”, a teacher in the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts “Krastyo Sarafov” and in Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski” and a professor in department “Screen Arts” at the Institute of Art Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Karin Yanakieva also joined the jury of the festival with great pleasure. She is a film critic and a representative of the Bulgarian National Film Center.
Another very prominent member is the director Evgeny Mihaylov – former director of the Nu Boyana Film Studios and an award winner from the Golden Rose National Film Festival in 1994. Mihaylov is the director of the films “Home for Gentle Souls”, “The Death Can Wait”, “Canaries Season” and “The Insurance” .
Last but not least – the actress Stefka Yanorova who has great experience not only in the field of theatre but also in the field of cinema. She is known mainly for her part in the movie “Mission London” and in the hit Bulgarian TV series “Glass Home”.
Accreditations for first edition of International Student Film Festival “NEW WAVE” are open.
The 1st International Student Film Festival “NEW WAVE” includes in its out-of-competition programme films by graduated students from New Bulgarian University. The main purpose of the out-of-competition programme “ALUMNI” is to introduce their first independent steps towards their establishment in the cinema industry and to contribute to the promoting of their work.
“The Time of Clouds and Rain” by Krum Yankov is the fiction film which takes part in the “ALUMNI” programme. It is a story about the anxious mood which has been generated by the fear of the time passing by and its irreversibility. Because of this serious plot the film takes the award for young Bulgarian author on the International Video Art Festival “Videoholika” in 2012.
We could also watch “The Blood” – an animation by Velislava Gospodinova. This is her debut film where the blood is considered as either an element of extermination or as a life-supporting substance, as a symbol of death or of the hope for salvation. It has been nominated for best animation on the International Short Film Festival “IN THE PALACE” and has been awarded in the category – best debut on the Golden Rhyton Bulgarian Documentary and Animation Film Festival.
Another animation, which has been included in the “ALUMNI” programme is “The Golden Fish” by Irina Armenkova. A film about the darkness and the cruelty of the city, about the desire for a better world and the price you are forced to pay when you meet the Golden Fish. With this production the director takes the first prize of the animation category of the 16th Student Film Festival, organized by New Bulgarian University.
Very interesting for the viewers will be the combination between a fiction film and an animation in “The Unfinished Painting” by Rositsa Vangelova. During the screening of the film we will be able to feel the drama of a young artist who desperately tries to paint the most suitable eyes for the face of the woman in his paintings but unexpectedly he enters a surreal world created by his own imagination.
The documentary cinema also takes place in the programme. With his short film “DRIFT”, Borislav Dobrev reveals the essence of the youngest motorsport in the world – drifting. He examines topics connected with the automobiles, the technical specifications and the passion of the drivers and the fans.
We believe that this selection will allow us to follow the development of the youngest creators who work in all directions – fiction, animation and documentary cinema.
2013-12-22The submissions for the first edition of International Student Film Festival “NEW WAVE” are closed. During the last 45 days 74 films have been submitted. The selection committee is facing hard times because it should choose the best from the many quality and interesting productions we have received. Authors from Bulgaria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Kosovo are already expecting to know if their films are going to make it to the official competition program.
From January 23rd to January 25th 2014 young filmmakers representing 15 universities, which has film studies, from 10 countries from the Balkans and the Black Sea Region will gather in Cinema House. More than 800-minute variety of short films which will be screened during the three days of the festival. The guests and the audience will have the opportunity to watch, analyze and compare students’ productions while the jury decides who will get the award in each category.
These three days will be filled with the creativity of the students who have decided to dedicate themselves to the 7th art and will be focused on the new wave of inspiration, talent and ambition of the new generation.