BALKAN FILM CONNECTION – PROGRAM FOR GENERAL PUBLIC
The executive director of ACID, Fabienne Hanclot, will present activities of the French association of film directors, which, for 23 years, has been promoting the cinema distribution of independent films and encouraging debates between the authors and the audiences. The strength of ACID is its founding principle: the support given by filmmakers to other filmmakers, French or international.
Every year, ACID supports 20 to 30 feature films, fiction and documentaries. The selection of ACID films is annually presented at the Cannes Film Festival.
The presentation on BFC, followed by Q & A, is also opened for the general public and starts at 15h, on December 1st in “Amerikana hall” / Dom omladine, Belgrade.
After the presentations, in the same hall, you can see two films that ACID presents this year:
Film ACID: "Where There Is Shade", directed by Nathan Nicholaevich
Film ACID "Spartakus and Cassandra", directed by Ioannis Nuguet
SCREENING OF THE BFC PARTICIPANTS’ FILMS
The screening of the BFC participants’ short films is organized in the frame of Brave Balkan (Hrabri Balkan) section of the Auteur Film Festival. It is a chance for the participants to present their films to the festival audience.
The screening starts at 17:00 on December 2nd at Big cinema hall in Nova Kinoteka.
Screening: „ LAND AND SHADE “ (97’), director Cesar Augusto Acevedo – Cinema Dom omladine
CASE STUDY WITH CESAR AUGUSTO ACEVEDO
With his debut film LAND AND SHADE, young Columbian director César Augusto Acevedo won Caméra d'Or, along with three more awards at the Cannes Film Festival this year.
The project initially took almost eight years to become a movie. The director has openly admitted that this film was born out of personal pain and represents an attempt to reconnect with both his deceased parents and his native culture.
On BFC, César Augusto Acevedo will talk about relation between personal and fictional in his work and his authentic film-making approach that combines poetics with politics.
The talk with Cesar Augusto Acevedo will be right after the screening of his film, at 19:30 on December 3rd at Klubic in Dom omladine.
17:00 – 18:30
Round table: WHAT IS BRAVERY IN BALKAN CINEMA?
Is Balkan cinema brave? What is this bravery and where is it coming from? Is the bravery same here as anywhere else? How can Balkan cinema become braver?
Round table participants will be directors from Hrabri Balkan (Brave Balkan) selection of the Author Film Festival as well as BFC participants.
The discussion is open for public and takes place in Nova Kinoteka (Multimedijalna sala) at 17:00, Friday, 4th of December.
CASE STUDY WITH EMIN ALPER
A rising star of European cinema, Turkish director Emin Alper won Special Jury Prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival with his exciting and emotionally engaging drama FRENZY.
His first feature, BEYOND THE HILL (2012), received numerous awards, including the Caligari Film Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.
At the BFC, Alper will talk about his distinctive poetics and specific approach to contemporary social-political issues.
The talk with Emin Alper starts at 15:00 on 5th of December in Nova Kinoteka (Multimedijalna sala)