Prize for the Best Fiction Film of 18th Bratislava IFF Goes to Lebanese-French Co-Production Tramontane

At its closing ceremony, the 18th Bratislava International Film Festival announced the winners of all competitive categories including three international competitions. The main awards went to Tramontane (2016) in the category of fiction films, Communion (Komunia, 2016) in the category of documentary films and Adaptation (Adaptacja, 2016) in the category of short films.

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Program change

For technical reasons, today’s screening of the film NOCTURNAL ANIMALS in the cinema Nostalgia at 7:30 p.m. superseded by the film THE STUDENT. Information about a new date of projection will be announced on our webside and Facebook. Thanks for your understanding. 

Bratislava IFF to Honour Actor Martin Huba, Preview Portrait of Irena Brežná

Martin Huba, one of the most accomplished Slovak actors of his generation, will receive the award for lifetime artistic achievement during a closing ceremony scheduled for November 16. On November 1 5 the  festival will screen a documentary portrait of Irena Brežná, an award-winning Slovak author, as part of the special Made in Slovakia section.

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Bratislava IFF Introduces Films to Compete in Official Categories

The selection of films to compete at the 2016 Bratislava International Film Festival (BIFF) offers a colourful palette of themes and formal approaches preferred by aspiring filmmakers as the festival remains faithful to its principal mission of directing audiences’ attention at young talent of contemporary world cinema. They will vie for the festival’s official awards in the following categories: first and second fiction films, first and second documentary films, and short films.

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Five Juries, 15 Experts, Viewers to Decide on Best Films Competing at Bratislava IFF

Like every year, domestic and foreign experts will sit on five different jury panels to determine the best motion pictures competing at the 18th Bratislava International Film Festival. They will decide on the festival’s official awards in the following three categories: first and second fiction films, first and second documentary films, and short films.

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Bratislava IFF Will Honour Yugoslav Actor Rade Šerbedžija with Artistic Excellence in World Cinematography Award

The 2016 edition of the Bratislava International Film Festival (BIFF) is proud to welcome Rade Šerbedžija, one of the most accomplished Yugoslav actors of all time. A “renaissance man” from Croatia who has made it all the way to Hollywood, Šerbedžija will arrive in Bratislava to receive the Award for Artistic Excellence in World Cinematography and to present his directorial debut, The Liberation of Skopje (Osloboduvanje na Skopje, 2016).

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City, Canvassing, Colour and Croatia at the Centre of 18th Bratislava IFF

Bratislava International Film Festival’s (BIFF) main theme programme section, which this year focuses on the city, will present a colourful palette of motion pictures, ranging from popular stories about the life in town to film essays to modern variations of urban symphony, a favourite genre of film avant-gardists.

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Bratislava IFF Will Present Celebrated Hits of Festival Season

Every year, the Cinema Now programme section of the 2016 edition of the Bratislava International Film Festival (BIFF) has an ambition to present the most prominent and progressive motion pictures that have resonated during this year’s festival season. Both The Birth of a Nation and Nocturnal Animals are abundant in masterful acting that promises to send chills down festival-goers’ spines.

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Rising Star of American Independent Cinema to Appear at Bratislava IFF

The Bratislava International Film Festival is proud to welcome Alex Ross Perry, one of the rising stars of American independent cinema. Not only will Mr. Perry personally present all the feature-length films he has made so far but he will also hold a special masterclass during which he intends to share his ideas and experiences with festival-goers. The 18th edition of the Bratislava IFF will take place from November 11 through 17 in Bratislava municipal cinema theatres and movie clubs.

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The World According to Europe’s Leading Modern Filmmakers

The Bratislava International Film Festival (BIFF) will soon take a look back at this years festival season and bring to the Slovak audience films that have climbed high at the most prestigious summits of the cinema world. A vast majority of them will mark a Slovak premiere and in many cases the festival is the sole chance to see them since most of these remarkable motion pictures will not make it to commercial distribution. Like every year, the festival will focus on the starry sky of contemporary European cinema represented by its fixed as well as shooting stars. The 18th edition of the Bratislava IFF will take place from November 11 through 17 in Bratislava municipal cinema theatres and movie clubs.

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Rolls Out the Red Carpet

17th edition of International Film Festival Bratislava will open its gates on Thursday with the Slovak premiere of Steve Jobs, an eagerly-expected biopic starring Michael Fassbender. Besides a heavy load of top-notch films, discussions with filmmakers and a unique “warm-up” projection, festival-goers can look forward to a great multitude of side events – ranging from nostalgic screenings of VHS classics directly off videocassettes, to a special programme for youngest cinema buffs, to concerts and stylish DJ shows, to the ever-popular Slippers Night. The Bratislava Film Festival will take place between from November 12 – 17, in three popular municipal theatres – three cinemas of Kino Lumière as well as in Kino Mladosť and Kino Nostalgia.

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Films on Family, Films for Family

Compared to past several years, the upcoming edition of the Bratislava International Film Festival will place greater emphasis on thematic sections. One of the main themes of this year’s edition, which has also determined its visual identity, is family. Festival-goers will have a great opportunity to get acquainted with contemporary filmmakers’ perception of the phenomenon of family, an issue that has rocked not only Slovak society in recent months. Continue reading “Films on Family, Films for Family”

Profuse Programme Featuring Full-Fledged Film Fun

Those who decide to check out the upcoming 17th edition of Bratislava International Film Festival can again look forward to an ample portion of mind-nourishing motion pictures that reflect topical world developments in an unusual way. Á la carte are fledgling filmmakers at the beginning of their creative career as well as established étoiles de ciné and winners of prestigious festivals whose new releases are impatiently awaited every year.

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Awarded Films Arrive at 17th Bratislava Film Festival

Thanks to its autumn schedule, International Film Festival Bratislava traditionally offers an opportunity to take a look back at the cinema season that is just about to end. Bratislava festival-goers are able not only to review the biggest hits from the world’s most prestigious festivals held in the first half of the year but also to enjoy the latest premieres released in Venice, Toronto, Locarno, Sarajevo, etc. that are lined up in late-summer and early-fall part of the festival itinerary.

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17th Bratislava IFF Features Lexicon of Cinema Language & More Attractive Programme Novelties

17th International Film Festival Bratislava that will take place between November 12 and November 17 will bring you a number of attractive programme novelties. A programme section entitled Lexicon has been introduced in order to acquaint the general public with various nuances of the film language and improve festival-goers’ education in the field of cinema. This year it is dedicated to the issues of picture format and aspect ratio.

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LUX Prize 2015 Finalists Will Screen at Bratislava IFF

In line with its fledgling tradition, the 17th edition of the Bratislava International Film Festival is proud to present three LUX Prize finalists. Vying for the coveted film prize awarded by the European Parliament later this year are silver screen debuts by three young European filmmakers whose subject-matters strongly resonate in modern Europe.

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17th Bratislava Film Festival Will Present the Best of European Cinema

17th edition of the International Film Festival Bratislava that will open its gates from November 12 – 17 in municipal and club cinema theatres around Bratislava downtown will proudly present the best and the most remarkable European films of the past year. Mustang, The High Sun, Mediterranea, Flotel Europa, One Floor Below – this is just a sample of celluloid gems that will be featured in a separate programme section entitled Europa.

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French film Party Girl wins 16th edition of Bratislava IFF

The winning films at the 16th edition of Bratislava International Film Festival (BIFF) were Party Girl, Not All Is Vigil and Million Miles Away; the former film took home a total of three awards. The latest edition of BIFF took place from November 7 – 14 in five municipal cinemas and as every year, it offered avid cinemagoers the best motion pictures of the past year and even some of the most remarkable late harvest from earlier on.

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