This year's winners of prestigious award „Aleksandar Lifka“ assigned for exceptional contribution to the European cinema are famous Russian director and actor Nikita Mikhalkov and one of the greatest Serbian fimmakers Emir Kusturica. Both laureates will be present at the Festival and receive awards. Homage programme dedicated to these great figures of contemporary world and European cinema starts on 8 of July.
European Film Festival - Palić 2013
Programme, jury and guests of the European Film Festival Palić
Second press conference on the 20 Festival (13-19 July)The president of this year's five-member festival jury is well-known Serbian director Srđan Dragojević. Jury members are also Ashley Horner (producer from Great Britain), Nurgul Yesilcay (Turkish actress), Marketa Hodouskova (CICAE council member from Check Republic) and Pamela Pianezza (French film critic). Critics jury within Parallels and Encounters programme are Carmen Gray (Great Britain), Irena Bilić (France) and Kristina Đuković (Serbia).Director of the Festival Radoslav Zelenović stated that EFF Palić is going to be held after all, despite the fact that it has much smaller budget in comparison to the previous one.
Pre-festival programme at open cinema theatre in the heart of Subotica
Pre-festival programme of 20 European Film Festival Palić starts on 2 July, and selection „Palić Laureates“ is going to be screened at open cinema theater in the very heart of Subotica at Square of Liberty.On the 2 July, at EuroCinema starts „Europe and Christianity“ selection, while films from „Homage to Erste Underground Spirit Award Laureates“ are going to be screened on 6 and 7July.
Igor and Ivan Buharov winners of „Erste Underground Spirit“ award at 20 European Film Festival Palić
This year's winners of “Erste Underground Spirit” award, assigned for an exceptional work in the field of independent film and unique author's poetics developed outside the main stream of film industry, are Igor and Ivan Buharov, author's duet from Hungary.
Monograph on winners of „Aleksandar Lifka“ award
On the 20 anniversary of the Festival we are going to present monograph „Touch of Eternity“ on winners of prestigious award „Aleksandar Lifka“, that has been assigned by EFF Palić since 2000 to splendors from Europe and Serbia for exceptional contribution to European cinema.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE OF THE FESTIVAL
This year marks 20 years of the Festival and 10 years since it has become the European Film Festival. Celebration of these two jubilees we are going to organize without great ceremonies but with a rich programme. We provided screening of about 100 films within 10 festival selections and a great number of guests who are going to take part in debates and educational programmes as well. Therefore we decided that programmes should take place from 1 to 27 July, 2013. Central festival programmes are going to start on 13 July and last till the 19 of the same month. Two previous weeks are going to be dedicated to Aleksandar Lifka Award laureates and the films awarded on the Festival from 2003, the year when Festival has become dedicated exclusively to European cinema. After the festival we provided seven day of films in Hits programme. Apart from film programmes, Festival traditionally organizes debates and educational programmes as well as publishing activities.
Press conference on the 20 Festival
Beside programme, the main subject of the conference were eight times smaller financial means, in comparison with the previous year, that Serbian Ministry of Culture has provided for the Festival. Director of the Festival Radoslav Zelenović, director of the Open University (executive producer of the Festival) Blažo Perović, president of the Festival Council Branislav Lečić and programme director Miroslav Mogorović spoke at the conference.
European Film Festival Palić in Cannes
At this year’s Cannes Film Festival (15 – 26 May) Palic festival will be presented on 20 of May (17h) within Southeast European stand (Village International Riviera 134) in cooperation with Serbian Film Center.
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