Анна Паленчук – в журі 28-го МКФ у Коттбусі


Український продюсер Анна Паленчук візьме участь у роботі журі 28-го МКФ у Коттбусі, який відбудеться з 6 по 11 листопада 2018 року.

Фестиваль присвячено кінематографу країн Східної Європи.

Цього року в рамках фестивалю буде презентовано спеціальну програму Close Up UA із темою «Україна між націоналізмом і розбудовою нації», в рамках якої покажуть повнометражні вітчизняні ігрові та документальні стрічки, а також короткометражні роботи, зокрема неігрові фільми, створені в рамках проекту MyStreetFilms на Сході України.

Cottbus announces its full programme

The 28th FilmFestival Cottbus – Festival of East European Cinema (FFC), taking place from 6-11 November this year, has announced its full programme. The German gathering will include 200 films across four competition sections and 11 sidebars, and awards totalling €80,000.

“The FFC’s programme creates curiosity about the foreign,” says the festival’s programme director, Bernd Buder. “Prejudices are overcome through exchange, and similarities and differences between world views from the East and the West are discussed at eye level. Existential and interpersonal stories are negotiated, from the Macedonian-Greek border, through the Kazakh province, all the way to Mars.”

In the main Feature Film Competition, 11 movies will be vying for the Awards for Best Film, Best Director, and Outstanding Actor and Actress: Sergey Dvortsevoy’s Ayka, Bujar Alimani’s The Delegation, Zsófia Szilágyi’s One Day, Vladimir Blaževski’s Year of the Monkey, Nadejda Koseva’s Irina, Darya Zhuk’s Crystal Swan, Zhanna Issabayeva’s Rejected, Ivan I Tverdovskiy’s Jumpman, Ognjen Glavonić’s The Load, Kasper Bajon’s Via Carpatia and Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo’s Take It or Leave It.

The jury is composed of Leonid Demchenko, programme director of the Baltic Debuts Film Festival and the Russian representative of Eurimages; Polish director Anna Jadowska, whose Wild Roses  won four awards at last year’s FFC; Ukrainian producer Anna Palenchuk; Georgian director Gio Mgeladze; and Uwe Kockisch, an actor from Cottbus.

The other competition sections are the Short Film Competition, U18 Youth Film Competition (for mid-length and feature films aimed at young people, coming from Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic) and the Cottbus Filmshow (for shorts of up to 15 minutes from the Lusatian region).

The sidebar sections include the traditional Russian Day and Polskie Horizonti, as well as Spot Light: Georgia and Close Up UA, with the theme “Ukraine between nationalism and nation-building”. Hits features local blockbusters from seven Eastern European countries, Homeland covers films from Lusitania, and Regio: Silesia will be another highlight. The Specials section will spotlight fresh independent cinema from Belarus, reflections from amateur filmmakers of the Donbass region, flight and commemoration in Eastern Europe and Germany, classics that covertly show what people really thought about socialism, 360-degree experiences in the full-dome format, and much more.

Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa, 18 жовтня 2018 року