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Visegrad Film Forum 2016

The 5th edition of Visegrad Film Forum (VFF) runs from April 5 to April 9. The 5-day event will focus on audience development and film literacy.

VFF is a networking and educational platform for emerging film professionals, students with major in film, media or audio-visual studies and film enthusiasts. Through open dialogue, sharing and exchange of innovative experiences it aims to strengthen cooperation among young film professionals.

This year´s programme is full of master classes with renowned film professionals, panel discussions, case studies and screenings.

April 5, 2016 | TUESDAY | FTF VŠMU

19:00-21:30 | Openig meeting with special film screening and case study, SON OF SAUL (film screening & case study + opening)

April 6, 2016 | WEDNESDAY | FTF VŠMU

10:00-11:30 | László Rajk, master class: "Cheating with the perspective"
12:30 -14:30 |MET Budapest & UTB Zlin (films screening)
15:00-17:00 | Martin Žiaran, ASK, master class: "ASK master class - visuality and functionality of pictures"
19:00 -21:30 | RABBIT Á LA BERLIN & THE ART OF DISSAPEARING (film screening and case study)

April 7, 2016 | THURSDAY | FTF VŠMU
10:30-12:30 | Bartosz Konopka, master class: "Reality vs. fiction – the boundaries of documentary filmmaking"
13:30 -15:30 |FDU Cetinje & UNATC Bucharest (films screening)
16:00 -18:00 | Agnieszka Holland, master class: "Building bridges in the hearts and minds of people through film"
19:30-22:00 | FEVER (film screening and case study)

April 8, 2016 | FRIDAY | FTF VŠMU
More information about special day find >>here<<
09:30-12:10 | Audience development & film literacy day presentations of projects
13:10-14:30 | Katriel Schory, master class: "Developing the audience"
14:30-16:00 | Audience development & film literacy day, panel discussion
16:30-18:30 | KNUTCT Kiev & Lodz Film School (films screening)
19:30-22:00 | BLANCANIEVES (film screening and case study)

April 9, 2016 | SATURDAY | FTF VŠMU
11:00 -13:00 | Paco Delgado | EFA master class: "Narration through clothing"
14:00 -16:00 | FDA Belgrade & VŠMU Bratislava (films screening)
16:30 -18:30 | Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, master class: "Icelandic storytelling - comedy and sadness hand-in-hand"
19:30-21:30 | Closing meeting with special screening and case study, WHITE WHALES (film screening and case study + closing meeting)

The full programme of VFF:

VFF's main goal of is to set up an educational base focused on film-making issues specific for Europe and to promote quality projects of young filmmakers, allowing them to introduce their work and find partners for their international co-productions. VFF is divided into several sections, including screenings of student films, master classes with renowned experts and case studies of interesting film projects.

The organizer of Visegrad Film forum is Boiler NGO in colaboration with Faculty of Film and Television VŠMU. The Forum was financially supported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund, International Visegrad Fund, Embassy of the State of Israel in Slovakia, Bratislava Self-Governing Region. The event is held under the patronage of the Mayor of Bratislava Ivo Nesrovnal.

Partner schools:
· The Academy of Performing Arts - Faculty of Film and Television in Bratislava / FTF VŠMU Bratislava (Slovakia),
· Metropolitan University Budapest/MET Budapest (Hungary),
· Tomas Bata University in Zlin /UTB Zlin (Czech Republic),
· The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz / Lodz Film School (Poland),
· The Caragiale University of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography in Bucharest / UNATC Bucharest (Romania),
· The National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television of Karpenko-Kary in Kiev/ KNUTCT Kiev (Ukraine),
· The University of Montenegro - Faculty of Drama in Cetinje/ FDU Cetinje (Montenegro),
· The Faculty of Dramatic Arts at the University of Arts in Belgrade/ FDA Belgrade (Serbia)

Press release


published: 30.03.2016
updated: 04.04.2016