In addition to the well known quality film programme, as well as its educational contents, last year’s 8th Festival of Tolerance introduced a new programme, or the Festival Market, an innovative festival programme whose purpose is to develop cooperation and continuous dialogue between various domestic and world festivals. The concept of the Festival Market, available for everyone, presents a great opportunity to exchange experiences among people working in various aspects of the industry, exchange ideas, and get all of the relevant information at first hand and in one place.
This year’s second edition of the Festival Market presents six festivals – Jameson CineFest – Miskolc International Film Festival, MIX Copenhagen LGBT Film Festival, Kino Otok – Isola Cinema International Film Festival, Cinedays Festival of European Film, Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS and FRKA Student Film Festival, whose representatives will present their work to colleagues from the industry and from other festivals, by showing presentations and distributing different materials. Through discussions on different topics, such as the organization of the festival, ways and means of applying to various competitions, raising funds, financing by means of EU funds and grants etc., industry professionals as well as anyone interested in the topic, will get a better insight in the process and making of a complete festival. At the same time, they will have an opportunity to exchange contacts and arrange cooperation with colleagues from other festivals, as well as discuss about the needs and obstacles they encounter while organizing a festival.
Also, every festival will be presented by the films from their selection that best describe the programme and tendency of the festival, which are closely linked to the ideas of tolerance and dialogue, or the main ideas of the Festival of Tolerance.
Film screenings as well as the whole program of the Festival Market will be held at the Hungarian Balassi Institute, A. Cesarca 10 Street on Thursday April 16 and Friday April 17, 2015.
Mr. Hrvoje Hribar, president of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, will officially open the Festival Market.
No entry fee will be charged.
JAMESON CINEFEST – MISKOLC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Miskolc International Film Festival, held in Miskolc, a former industrial city, today a cultural, touristic and spa centre of Hungary, was founded in 2004 to become the biggest international Hungarian film festival. In addition to numerous supplementary programmes, concerts, exhibitions, film history workshops and roundtables, the CineClassics series offer a glance of Hungary’s exceptionally rich film heritage.
APRIL 16TH 2015, THURSDAY, 17:30
Guy Lichtenstein, Austrija/Izrael, 2014., 26′
A glimpse at the diversified Israeli society through the story of the last night together in Jerusalem of Clara, Austrian tourist and Tomer, Israeli student, the story of a search for the ‘Morning after pill’, and the cultural gaps between the two worlds apart.
TRANSIT OF VENUS
Zsanett Milojev, Mađarska, 2013., 14′
A young director’s degree film follows several stories in the eve of the of the transit of Venus in 2012. It is based on a short story by a well-known Hungarian writer Zsófia Bán.
MAREA / TIDES
Ádám Breier, Kuba, 2013., 16′
Camelia is planning her son Angel’s birthday celebration at the beach. Provoked by the dissappareance of his father, Angel escapes and Camelia begins a search that will take her to confront the failure of her family.
EAST OF PARIS
Orsi Nagypal, Mađarska, 2013., 14′
1986, a Hungarian village. Cleaning rags arrive to the local factory; used clothes from the forbidden but desired West. Women of the village gather in the secret of the night to open up the container andindulge their craving for glamorous Parisian fashion and basic human values are completely forgotten because of greed and the need to possess.
Gäbor Hörcher, Mađarska, 2014., 15′
We are in a disco at the countryside. Colorful baloons, terrible music, big hugs and gallons of spirit: it is Ricsi’s farewell party! We don’t know yet who these guys are and where will Ricsi go, but the faces on the dancefloor are so authentic that we immediately feel: this guys
are not actors.
MIX COPENHAGEN LGBT FILM FESTIVAL
Founded in 1985, MIX Copenhagen is the oldest and biggest annual film festival in Denmark, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Focus of the festival is questioning and exploring sexual boundaries, it talks about contemporary gender debate and works towards increasing the visibility of LGBTQI+ stories in film and media. It is runned by volunteers and it is one of the LGBT festivals with the longest tradition.
APRIL 16TH 2015, THURSDAY, 20:00
THE WAY HE LOOKS
Daniel Ribeiro, Brazil, 2014., 96′
Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend Giovanna, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel. The Way He Looks is build on the short film I Don’t Want to Go Back Alone.
FILMSKA REVIJA FRKA
The Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb is the biggest production company in Croatia which creates more than 10 films on annual basis. The Student Film Festival FRKA was created as a platform to show student films not only to the professional filmmakers, but also to the general public. It is held every second year. The 11th FRKA will be held from April 17 till April 19, 2015 at the Academy of Dramatic Arts.
APRIL 17TH 2015, FRIDAY, 16:30
THE BUTCHERY SHOP
It’s the year 2017 and there is a food shortage. The Government organizes a shelter with the help of the Red Cross and militia. Ognjen goes to the shelter to find his love Elizabeta and finds himself in unexpected circumstances.
‘Rouge Lover’ is a film made as an exercise at the Academy of Dramatic Art, studies of Film and Television Directing. It’s a film that will appeal especially to film noir fans.
AN AWFUL PAIR OF SHOES AND A FUNERAL
Dena and Kuzma are wandering through the city, coming back from a funeral, when they happen to find themselves in front of a building where they used to hang out with their friend Tiho, the building from which he committed suicide. They go upstairs and find Tiho – a strange encounter that will lead to new conflicts.
It is Friday afternoon in a state-owned company. Employee Mate is still in his office, and besides him, the only one left in the building is Jadranka, the cleaning lady. He realizes that he could use a proper cleaning in his own house. Will Jadranka take the offer to earn extra cash?
KINO OTOK – ISOLA CINEMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Kino Otok – Isola Cinema International Film Festival is held annually in Izola and Ljubljana, Slovenia since its beginning in 2004. The main idea behind the Festival is that no film screening is complete without the presence of the film’s author, making its priority to invite the authors of most of the presented films to Izola. This unique concept is recognized and positively accepted by the audience and professionals, and it is supported by the Slovene Ministry of Culture and Slovene Film Centre, as well as numerous international partners which support and enrich the film offer enabling the Festival’s international recognition.
APRIL 17TH 2015, FRIDAY, 17:30
Pushpa Rawat, Anupama Srinivasan, Indija, 2012., 56′
Decision is the director’s Anupama Srinivasan debut film, a documentary set in the outskirts of Delhi which follows the lives of her girlfriends, as well as her own life, all young and educated women from the middle class, who often feel bound and helpless when it comes to making major life decisions.
CINEDAYS FESTIVAL OF EUROPEAN FILM
The Festival of European Film Cinedays was founded in 2001 on the initiative of Pedro Almodovar with the goal of celebrating European cinematography. From the various European countries in which it was established, it remained organized only in Macedonia. During 10 festival days it brings the latest rewarded European films and numerous international film guests. The immense festival programme includes film premieres with guest directors, actors and producers, concerts, lectures, workshops and discussions.
APRIL 17TH 2015, FRIDAY, 19:00
THE LAST ACT
Dina Duma, Makedonija, 2014., 28′
The Last Act is a war story set in Macedonia in 1942, told from two points of view. Maria is an Italian actress coming to visit her lover, Italian fascist general. Anna is waiting for her love, Macedonian partisan, who captures Maria and they both end up in an ambush that ends tragically.
Nikola Popovski, Makedonija, 2014., 24′
Bale is a story about persistance and struggle, and the pursuit of happiness. Blind Bale is struggling with his condition and finds himself in a state of complete loneliness after his father’s death.
MANGAVA DISCO PUNK
Saša Stanišić, Makedonija, 2012., 15′
I Love Disco Punk is a story about the only disco punk bend in the Romani ghetto ‘Shutka’. While their frontman Elvis unsuccessfully tries to win over the waitress from a local restaurant, his father kicks him out of the house.
RIGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2ANNAS
APRIL 17TH 2015, FRIDAY, 21:00
Ana Nedeljković / Nikola Majdak jr., Srbija, 2013., 7′
An animated film about brainless pink rabbits living in Rabbitland, a perfect world in which they are extremely happy, their days are completely fulfilled and they spend their days voting on free and democratic elections, which are held daily.
Ronny Trocker, Francuska, 2013., 13′
A documentary set in a town in Northern Italy that follows relations and tensions between the Roma citizens and locals, after a 16-year-old girl’s confession that two Roma men brutally raped her.
FOUR DEGREE WATER
Gabriel Studerus, Švicarska, 2013., 9′
Heated debate on blame and responsibility after the Costa Concordia catastrophe. Through chaos and emotional upheavals universal issues become more important than the accident itself.
Oriol Puig Playà, Španjolska, 2014., 3′
Overwhelmed by her husband’s medical bills, Sofia takes a desperate measure – she becomes an egoblogger.
Frederic Doazan, Francuska, 2013., 2′
A plastic surgeon is creating a new goddess of beauty in real time.
Karolis Kaupinis, Litva, 2014., 15′
A school in a distant provincial town is waiting for an official delegation from the Ministry which is coming with a new school bell. The principal makes his best to mask the lack of pupils which might lead to closing of the school.