Tallin Black Nights IFF (PÖFF)
Black Nights Film Festival is the one of the largest and most known film festivals in North-Eastern Europe and the latest to join FIAPF’s category of festivals with International Competition programme. PÖFF aims to present a comprehensive selection of the world cinema in all its diversity with the emphasis on European films. The festival embraces a cluster of events, accommodating three full-blown subfestivals (Animated Dreams, Just Film, Sleepwalkers) as well as international industry events bringing together filmmakers from all over the world.
The festival includes three competition programmes, also included are a traditional film festival programme with documentaries and feature films as well as programmes for short films, retrospectives and film related special events (concerts, exhibitions, talks and more), that promote International and, mostly, European cinema at its best at the end of a film year.
Industry @ Tallinn is the fastest growing fully fledged industry and sales destination in the winter season connecting professionals from the Baltics, Scandinavia and Europe with Asia and the Americas. Together with the Baltic Event co-production market, Industry @ Tallinn annually connects more than 450 professionals from more than 30 countries across the world.
OFF THE WALL Activities (14th – 30th November)
REC. Festival Internacional de Cinema de Tarragona
REC International Film Festival of Tarragona is one of the most distinctive film events in Spain, by its focus in new directors and new creative trends in cinema. During over ten years has been discovering the best film debutants worldwide, making an accurate overview of the first feature film by the end of year. Film Literacy activities are key for REC, involving filmmakers and guest with audience, students (both from College and high schools). In order to support young filmmakers, REC organized several side professional activities as workshop, one-to-one meetings or calls as “Primer Test” for films in post-production. Other main focuses are educational aims, new audiences, transmedia, experimental & music images. Recognized by both audience & professionals (media, young filmmakers and distributors), REC makes itinerant its special curated programs, sharing contents with the most prestigious cinematheques and cultural centres in Spain.
REC Festival is organized by PLAY Acció Cutural, which aims to promote cinema through different activities with non-commercial purposes. PLAY AC main activity is, for over 10 years, to organize REC Festival, along with Film Literacy projects, special events, workshops, including collaboration with other institutions and organizations, which help to reach its aims.
OFF THE WALL Activities (3rd November – 7th December, 2014)
Trieste International Film Festival
The Trieste Film Festival is the leading Italian festival on film productions from Central and Eastern Europe. In its 25 years of activities it has acquired increasing importance nationally and internationally, becoming a unique point of reference, as regards EASTERN EUROPEAN CINEMA. Trieste is a gateway to the East, a privileged observatory on the emerging talents from the New Europe. The Festival is articulated into three competitive sections: feature films, documentaries and shorts, all national premieres.
A very important sidebar project is ‘When East Meets West’,a unique cross-border international coproduction forum, where film professionals from Eastern & Western Europe can meet and discuss about their projects.The Festival has also created a new ‘talent campus’ for students and film professionals, the international scriptwriting workshop EASTWEEK, where a selected group of participants develop their initial ideas into screenplays during an intensive workshop run by two trainers.
OFF THE WALL Activities (12th – 22nd January, 2015)
A l’Est du Nouveau
A l’Est du Nouveau is the uniquecompetitive festival of CEE films in France. Since 2002 the festival is being organized by the association with the same name. The main objectives of the Association are to diffuse the innovative Central and Eastern Europe culture through this festival and to contribute to the better mutual knowledge between France and the CEE countries with the objective of better circulation of films, better comprehensions between the two regions of Europe and contribute to the strengthening of the European Union.
Since 5 years, the festival has a twin festival in Lima, Peru, organized by the same director and festival curator, under the name of Al Este de Lima.
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival in Espoo was founded in 1987 by the non-profit association Espoon elokuvajuhlat ry. The festival, focused in European cinema has been celebrated, over 25 editions every August, gathering the best of European films together with young filmmakers and discoveries. Organization also produces monthly screenings at the Espoo Cultural Centre and runs its own movie theatre that is part of the Europa Cinema’s network. The organisation has established itself also as an expert on media education and organizes children’s film event in the springtime. Espoon elokuvajuhlat ry. has a mission to provide its audience the content they do not find in the regular film theatres with emphasis on European film, to support the versatility of European film making and to give the audience an opportunity to meet talents to get an insight on the film making.
Espoo Ciné IFF is providing the screening facilities for the films on the festival, inviting the young talents behind the films, promoting the films on our materials and highlighting the project on the media releases as part of a wider network across Europe. Espoo cinema team work is ready to sharing all information and necessities in order to work with the organization team in order to support the project and to make the topic and the talents visible in Finland.
As last venue from the partners of the project “Off The Wall” and territorial border (back in those times) Helsinki will be the place for closing ceremony and definitive avalution of the results of the project.
Fondée en 2014, Kino Visegrad est une plateforme associative des cultures centre-européennes en France. Elle vise à accroître la visibilité de films d’Europe centrale, orientale et balkanique, à offrir une diffusion pertinente et un encadrement adéquat aux œuvres soutenues, ainsi qu’à développer l’audience de ces films sur les territoires francophones.
Les contextes concernés sont principalement la Hongrie, la Pologne, la Slovaquie et la République Tchèque. Le programme Visegrad+ s’ouvre à une sphère géographique plus large : Arménie, Albanie, Bosnie-Herzégovine, Bulgarie, Croatie, Estonie, Géorgie, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Lettonie, Lituanie, Roumanie, Russie, Serbie, Slovénie et Ukraine.
Nos activités s’articulent autour de la coordination d’événements, l’activation de réseaux et la valorisation des films à travers la création de ressources spécialisées.
Centrées autour de l’organisation de séances régulières et d’événements particuliers (rencontres, avant-premières, etc.), les actions de l’association sont soutenues par diverses ambassades, des instituts culturels, par des organismes professionnels de pays concernés, ainsi que par des acteurs du milieu cinématographique français. L’objectif que se donne Kino Visegrad est de devenir une vitrine incontournable de la diversité et la richesse des cinématographies de cette région.
Entre 250 et 300 films sont produits annuellement dans cette région. Certains d’entre eux sont récompensés par les plus hautes distinctions dans les festivals internationaux. Malheureusement, rares sont ceux qui parviennent à sortir sur les écrans français. Parc conséquent, nous souhaitons soutenir toutes les initiatives françaises qui permettent d’intensifier l’intérêt et les échanges concernant les cultures cinématographiques est-européennes.
L’association souhaite s’ouvrir à un large et divers. Ses activités sont vouées à une mise en rapport intergénérationnel, en appuyant particulièrement sa démarche auprès du public étudiant.
Près de trente ans ont passé depuis les changements géopolitiques majeurs traversés par la région, plus de dix ans depuis l’intégration de ces pays dans l’Union Européenne, et l’association Kino Visegrad constitue une plateforme à destination des spectateurs français curieux de découvrir les figures historiques et les visages encore méconnus du cinéma européen.
FEST — New Directors | New Films Festival is a unique gathering and celebration of emerging filmmakers. This annual event in a beach resort of Espinho is the most vibrant film festival in Portugal, focused on the discovery of new talents worldwide.
The Festival is focused on creating a space for up-and-coming filmmakers to show and promote their work, to develop their skills, offering new opportunities, and the chance to develop new audiences for independent cinema. The idea of the event is to provide them with help at the beginning of their professional careers in terms of reaching the audience, enhancing their education and developing their next productions. Therefore, the program is divided into three main sections: film screenings (both competitive and non-competitive), Training Ground and Pitching Forum. However, there is also space for more casual activities, as the festival aims to create an open and relaxed atmosphere for networking and knowledge exchange in an informal context.
EXIT MEDIA – FESTIVAL DE CINE ESPAÑOL
(Roma, Reggio Calabria, Senigallia, Trento, Trieste, Treviso and Milano – Italy)
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