Accreditation
 
European Film Academy - Young Audience Award 2016 v Bratislave
Tuesday 19.04.2016

European Film Academy - Young Audience Award 2016 v Bratislave

Martin Žiaran, ASK
Tuesday 29.03.2016

Martin Žiaran, ASK

Fridrik Thor Fridriksson
Sunday 20.03.2016

Fridrik Thor Fridriksson

Bartosz Konopka
Wednesday 16.03.2016

Bartosz Konopka

EFA master class with Paco Delgado
Tuesday 08.03.2016

EFA master class with Paco Delgado

 

The 5th Visegrad Film Forum is over!

Seven master classes, six case studies and four blocks of student films and more...that was VFF 2016...we hope, that you didn´t miss it!

The 5th Visegrad Film Forum (VFF) – international networking and educational platform for upcoming filmmakers – was held at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava between  April 5-9, 2016. This year was attended by 406 accredited participants from 17 countries – mostly from Europe. We had also the participants from United Arab Emirates or Turkey. VFF was opened with the screening of this year´s Oscar winner in Best Foreign Language Film category –Son of Saul. After the screening there was a discussion with production designer of the film – László Rajk


VFF unofficially started at 13:00 on Tuesday, April 5 with the first part of theclosed 2day long lecture with Hungarian production designer László Rajk. Rajk, who worked with directors as Béla Tarr, Szabolcs Hajdu or Ridley Scott, gave special lecture about the production design for 25 participants. He held also first master class for all the participants of VFF in the morning on Wednesday. The participants were very impressed of his knowledge and experience in field. After the master class the second part of the closed lecture was continued.

Seven master classes with renowned professionals!

Participants of this year´s VFF had a special opportunity to attend 7 master classes with renowned film experts during five days. Except László Rajk VFF welcomed acclaimed experts as a directors Agnieszka Holland and Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, documentary filmmaker Bartosz Konopka, cinematographer Martin Žiaran (master class co-organized with Association of Slovak Cinematographers), director of Israel Film Fund Katriel Schory or famous costume designer Paco Delgado.

Thursday belonged to the Polish cinema. The programme starts with Bartosz Konopka´s master class. He was talking about the working process and his cooperation with Piotr Rosołowski. After the block of student films there was a master class with Agnieszka Holland. The screening hall was full of young filmmakers, interested of work and films by Holland. The very special part of her master class was also a screening of her impressive diploma film from FAMU studio Hrich boha (The sin of god). Thursday´s programme ended with the case study of Holland´s second feature film – The Fever.


Son of Saul an The Fever was only two from the exceptional films, which were screened during VFF. Organizers prepared very special programme with every evening case study. Participants had an opportunity to see films as two Konopka´s short documentary films Rabbit á la Berlin and The Art of Disappearing, one of the most successful European films in 2012 – Blancanieves – unique Spanish black and white version of Snow White. The screening was with a presence of a costume designer Paco Delgado.

One very intensive industry day!

The main topic of this year´s VFF became audience development and film literacy, co-organized with CED Slovakia. Presentation of European projects, connected with audience development and film literacy was during all Friday, April 8. VFF welcomed presenters as the director of Doc Alliance Academy Nina Numankadić, or Eroll Bilibani, the executive director of DokuFest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival - the largest film festival in Kosovo, Maciek Jakubczyk – an expert for Polish Film Institute on children film screenplays from New Horizons Association, Ivo Anderle and his distribution project Scope 100 and others. A very special part of this programme was master class with Katriel Schory, the director of Israel Film Fund, who shared not only his experience, but mainly very important information about the audience development. 

The last day on Saturday, April 9 started with the Paco Delgado´s master class, co-organized with European Film Academy. He talked about his work as a costume designer, about how important film costumes are. He prepared for participants a lot of materials and photos of his work. The last master class of VFF belonged to famous Fridrik Thor Fridriksson.  Master class was followed by case study of his debut feature film White Whales, which gained a Special Mention at Locarno International Film Festival in 1987. This film was also official end of this year´s VFF.  

Expect the master classes and case studies of the more than interesting European films, VFF continued with the friendly battles of partner schools.  The best from film schools in Central and Eastern Europe in blocks of two partner schools, which were screened every day. The participants could see films and speak with filmmakers from Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine and Romania. 

 

 

SEE YOU IN 2017!