Anja Salomonowitz
Thursday 13.04.2017

Anja Salomonowitz

Peter Strickland
Wednesday 12.04.2017

Peter Strickland

Pavla Janoušková Kubečková, Tomáš Hrubý and Štěpán Hulík
Sunday 26.03.2017

Pavla Janoušková Kubečková, Tomáš Hrubý and Štěpán Hulík

Ludovica Ferrario
Friday 10.03.2017

Ludovica Ferrario

Steve Matthews
Sunday 26.02.2017

Steve Matthews


It happened just before

Are documentary films obsession or transformation of reality?

The documentary film about human trafficking has an unusual approach to the theme: the film is based on real narratives by women who were the objects of trafficking which were then re-worked into a documentary screenplay by the director. The stories are not retold by actresses but by people who have a direct relationship to events and places. The film won Caligari Film Award during Berlin Film Festival. 

Discover multi-genre Bratislava

Five parties, five different style of music, five clubs!

Bratislava is not only historic sightseeing and nice walk through the Danube river. The real genius locci is hidden in many music bars, nightclubs and venues. Since every one of us like various genre, we decided to explore urban space by having five different party at five drastically different places.  Rave at withs us listening to twist, rock, jazz a rock'n 'roll, international jukebox, indie, edm, techno and acoustic bands.  


Is the knowing of our past history really important?

No words, no music, only sounds and pictures of slowly dying city. Case study of documentary by Sergei Loznitsa was shot with no dialogue and consists of black and white footage shot during the Siege of Leningrad in the Second World War, composed of unique material from Moscow film archives.


How to shoot reality or observational documentary?

Case study of another documentary by Sergei Loznitsa . Winter. Bus stop in a small village. People are waiting for a bus. They talk. Listening to their conversations the viewer can imagine the world they live in. United by the movement of the camera, the whole place and the people blend together. The ethnographic study which concentrates on the Russian older as they wait for a bus.

Anja Salomonowitz

Between Documentary and Fiction

Austrian film director and screenwriter specialize on documentary films with political or social background. Her films You Will Never Understand This, It Happened Just Before and The 727 Days without Karamo have gained international recognition and won numerous film awards including Caligari Film Award at the Berlin Film Festival or Best Feature Documentary in IDFF Jihlava. 

Peter Strickland

The Duke of Cinephilia

Peter Strickland is a cinephilic English director and writer. His first feature film Katalin Varga, micro-budget Romanian rural revenge drama went on to win numerous awards including a Silver Bear in Berlin and The European Film Academy's Discovery of the Year award in 2009. Strickland followed Katalin Varga with unsettling psychological thriller Berberian Sound Studio. The film was named British Film of the Year at the 2012 London Critics' Circle Film Awards. In 2014 he, directed a Bjork concert film. At the same year he has finished his latest film - The Duke of Burgundy, highly atmospheric pastiche of 1970s European sleaze. 

The NeverEnding Story

What was behind bringing Falkor to life?

Go back to your childhood and see timeless cult film on the big screen! And after the screening don´t miss fantastic case study with Colin Arthur, who was responsible for the development and production of all the creatures in Neverending story. 

Fresh Air: Michael Madsen: Na večnosť + Návšteva / Kino inak A4

A4 - priestor súčasnej kultúry v spolupráci s Visegrad FIlm Forum prinášajú do Bratislavy Michaela Madsena!

Michael Madsen je výraznou postavou súčasného kreatívneho dokumentu, ktorý získal celosvetovú slávu najmä filmami Na večnosť (Into Eternity) a Návšteva (The Visit). Oba filmy premietne 18. apríla A4 – priestor súčasnej kultúry v spolupráci s Visegrad Film Forum, pričom Michael Madsen ich osobne uvedie a po projekciách bude diskutovať s divákmi.

Máš počas VFF 2017 voľný gauč?

Podeľ sa o miesto na spanie so zahraničnými filmármi!

Bývaš v Bratislave? Máš voľný gauč na ľubovoľné dni v termíne 25. - 29. apríla? Chceš sa skamošiť s filmármi z celého sveta? A chceš získať akreditáciu na celé Visegrad Film Forum zadarmo? Tak neváhaj a ozvi sa nám na!

Pavla Janoušková Kubečková, Tomáš Hrubý and Štěpán Hulík

The Rise of Czech TV Series

Pavla Janoušková Kubečková and Tomáš Hrubý, co-founders of nutprodukce, one of the leading Czech production companies. In 2013, produced by nutprodukce and scripted by writer Štěpán Hulík, the three-part HBO miniseries Burning Bush received critical acclaim (11 Czech lions, Czech Oscar candidate) for the way it dramatised the true story of Prague history student Jan Palace. Three years later, HBO Europe has reteamed with nutprodukce and scriptwriter Hulík for Pustina (Wasteland), an eight-part drama set in the Czech Republic that focuses on a mining village on the verge of extinction.