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Nevezési felhívás - 22. Faludi Nemzetközi Filmszemle és Fotópályázat 2019

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Dr. Kollarik Tamás nevében és kérésére továbbítjuk Önöknek a 22. Faludi Nemzetközi Filmszemle és Fotópályázat nevezési felhívását, amit mellékletben is csatolunk:

A Faludi Ferenc Akadémia meghirdeti 22. tematikus nemzetközi filmszemléjét és a hozzá kapcsolódó fotópályázatát. Az idei év mottója a HÍVÁS, mely az életünket vezérlő motívumokra, a céltudatosságra, az élethivatásra kérdez rá. Mindannyian számtalan lehetőség, meghívás között igyekszünk megtalálni utunkat, melyen ha jól navigálunk, életünk kiteljesedik.

Nevezni a fenti hívószó gondolatkörébe illeszkedő filmmel vagy fotóval lehet 2019. október 18-ig. Az Akadémia olyan szakmailag igényes alkotásokat vár, amelyek alkalmasak arra, hogy a vizualitás nyelvén fórumot teremtsenek különböző nézőpontok és vélemények dialógusához.

A filmszemlére és a fotópályázatra való nevezés egymástól független.

Filmes kategóriák:
Rövidfilmes kategóriák: kisjátékfilm, kísérleti film, animációs film, dokumentumfilm – maximális játékidő: 30 perc
Televíziós dokumentumfilm kategória (magyar nyelven vagy a Magyar Média Mecenatúra támogatásával készült alkotások) – maximális játékidő: 60 perc.
Egy rendező vagy alkotó közösség legfeljebb két filmmel nevezhet.

Fotós kategóriák:
sorozat
önálló kép.
Egy alkotó legfeljebb 3 egymástól független fotós pályaművel nevezhet.

A beérkezett alkotásokat értékelik:
Filmes zsűri: Almási Tamás, Lázár Kovács Ákos, Karl Markovics, Ujj Mészáros Károly
Fotós zsűri: Wojciech Grzędziński, Haris László, Korniss Péter, Kosmály Gábor.

Díjak 3 millió forint összértékben.

Nevezés és részletek az Akadémia honlapján.
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ONE WORLD

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

 

22nd EDITION

March 5 - 14, 2020

Prague

Followed by regional screenings in over 30 towns around the Czech Republic and Brussels.

 

We would like to invite you to submit your film to the 22nd edition of the festival. One World has grown over the years to become the largest human rights film festival in the world. It is one of the leading cultural events in Prague and the Czech Republic.

 

We are looking for:

  • Feature or mid-length creative documentaries made in last 2 years (2018 - 2020) - minimum length is 40 minutes
  • Interactive films for virtual reality
  • Doc for kids - short documentaries and animated films for children (no experimental films)

 

Art and creative documentaries on human rights, social, political, environmental, and media issues will be selected based on the quality of the filmmaking and the power of their stories.

 

We screen the films in three competitive categories (International Competition for art films, Right to Know Competition for the impact films and Czech Competition for local documentaries) and several non-competitive categories.

 

For competitive categories, we search for World and International Premieres – in case you plan to premiere the film on One World Festival, please contact us for more information on our programing email.

 

Due to rising numbers in submissions, the festival raises a submission fee of 20 EUR to cover administrative costs. The fee will be waived for selected countries of production (more information in the form)

 

 

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FILM SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2019

EXTENDED FILM SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2019 (for films finished between September and November 2019)

 

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Inside China’s Global Entertainment Ambitions – and What Might Get in the Way

The numbers always dazzle in China.

The country has more than 60,000 movie screens, the most of any nation on Earth, almost all built within the last 10 years. It boasts more paid subscribers to streaming-video services than the rest of the globe combined, and Netflix doesn’t even operate there. It’s home to the world’s largest number of internet users — at least 800 million, roughly two and a half times the entire U.S. population — and all but 2% of them access the web via mobile, making for the greatest penetration of mobile payment use. More than 90% of movie tickets are sold online.

The market potential of China’s 1.4 billion people has long held Western companies in thrall, leaving them drooling over even the smallest slice of the action. That includes the burgeoning entertainment sector, where Hollywood and rising local players are jockeying to attract Chinese consumers whose spending power and demand for quality continue to grow.

But beneath the market’s sparkling surface are riptides that have recently made the Middle Kingdom a trickier place to do business than it already was. International and domestic politics are roiling the waters now in ways whose outcome is difficult to predict.

Economic tensions across the Pacific are at their highest in years, as the trade war declared by the Trump administration drags on, with a new round of tariffs announced by the White House earlier this month. So far, entertainment has managed to escape the escalating conflict, though there have been reports of an unofficial ban on some U.S. content in China, particularly in the streaming space. Talks on further liberalizing the entertainment sector have ground to a halt.

At the same time, China’s internal censorship regime has kicked into high gear as the country gets ready to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic. Heavy-handed government intervention has embarrassed China abroad, with Chinese films abruptly yanked from high-profile festivals, and stifled creativity at home, with local content makers uncertain where the red lines are. Some observers ominously compare the tightening to the dark days of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution, when the arts were shanghaied into serving as propaganda.

Yet for all that, China remains a highly dynamic and increasingly sophisticated market that carries potentially huge rewards. No serious international entertainment player can afford to ignore the Middle Kingdom and its rapidly expanding middle class — estimated now at up to 400 million people. Even if progress is two steps forward and one step back, the resulting single stride in the right direction can translate into millions of dollars, hundreds of jobs and countless happy shareholders.

Nowhere is that more evident than in the film industry. Despite a slowdown in local production, in the past six months alone China has notched its second-highest-grossing film ever, the sci-fi epic “The Wandering Earth” ($691 million at the local box office), and released “Nezha,” which hit Chinese theaters July 26 and took just nine days to become the country’s biggest-ever animated film ($510 million and counting). Hollywood tentpoles have done well, too, including “Avengers: Endgame” ($616 million) and “The Lion King” ($117 million so far). A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers study forecasts that next year, China will finally achieve the elusive goal of overtaking the U.S. as the world’s No. 1 film market.

But the relationship between the Chinese and U.S. industries has changed markedly over the past two years, entering a new phase that those who recall only the flashiness of the big-spending Wanda era will have to learn to navigate. Gone are the days of China simply buying up U.S. companies for silly prices, naively entering into often unfavorable slate-finance deals or partnering in collaborations like the ill-fated Matt Damon-starring co-production “The Great Wall.” The mainland is now looking to do things its own way, and has big ambitions to create works that can both tap into its huge local market and make waves overseas.

“We’re no longer merely worshipping or copying the West, since we’ve seen that Western strategies of production or content development aren’t guarantees of success. China now knows that it needs to stand up on its own,” says John Qu, president of Citic Guoan New Bridge Studios. “America’s attitude can’t be ‘I’m successful in Hollywood, so I’ll be successful in China.’ Just because you were once the emperor that everyone bowed down to doesn’t mean you’ll always be emperor.”

China’s film industry has been running full-bore to catch up to — and in some cases even surpass — international standards in recent years. Just look at the Wanda-built Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis, a studio complex that was developed Chinese style: at enormous scale and breathtaking speed. Globally, 20 soundstages would make for a large facility; QOMM, now run by real estate conglomerate Sunac China Holdings, has twice that number. One of the soundstages, at nearly 108,000 square feet, is the largest in the world. All were designed and accredited by Britain’s Pinewood Studios.

“It’s massive to go from zero to 40,” says Tommie Curran, QOMM’s former director of production. “Nowhere in the history of cinema has any company built a studio of that size from nothing into something in four to five years.”

Forrás: variety.com

Franco Zeffirelli Dies: Famed Director Of Shakespearean Drama Was 96

Franco Zeffirelli, the Italian director whose visionary interpretation of Romeo and Juliet was nominated for an Academy Award, has died. He was 96 and passed at his residence in Rome.

Zeffirelli was prolific in film, theater and opera over his long career, and was known for his epic scale in his productions. He staged more than 120 operas in his career.

Gianfranco Zeffirelli was born on February 12, 1923 on the outskirts of Florence. He was educated at the Academia di Belle Arti in Florence as an architect, but claimed later that after seeing Laurence Olivier’s Henry V, he decided on a new direction and turned to theater.

After some early acting success, Zeffirelli worked as a set designer at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence. There he met director Luchino Visconti, who became his mentor and passed along his love of opera to his young charge.

Zeffirelli devoted his time to theater and opera for most of the 1950s and early 1960s, working as a costume and set designer, and directing theater productions ranging from Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams at Europe’s leading venues.

His 1968 film Romeo and Juliet, for which he wrote the screenplay and directed, starred teenagers Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting, and became instantly notorious for showing Hussey topless. The modern update was a hit for Paramount, and brought Shakespeare’s classic drama to a new generation. It was nominated for Best Picture and won Oscars for cinematography and costume design.

Shakespeare became Zeffirelli’s defining moments. He also wrote and directed an adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and in 1990 brought out a new version of Hamlet, starring Mel Gibson and Glenn Close ($20.7M at the domestic box office).

The influence of his opera productions infused Zeffirelli’s film stylings, which were grand and offered modern takes on the traditional.

Among his other notable works were The Champ (1979), a reinterpretation of a classic boxing movie starring Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway and Ricky Schroder, and Endless Love (1981) which marked the cinematic debut of Tom Cruise, joined by Brooke Shields. The film received an X rating.

Zeffirelli’s reach was more than shock, though. He was also behind several religious epics, including Brother Sun, Sister Moon, about the life of St. Francis of Assisi, and the mini-series Jesus of Nazareth (with Hussey playing the Virgin Mary).

Opera was also part of his film oeuvre. He directed La Traviata (1982) and Otello (1986), both starring Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, the former earning an Oscar nod for art direction-set decoration.

Survivors include two adopted sons. No memorial plans have been announced.

Forrás: deadline.com