Kaunas International Film Festival

Taking place between the 1st and 17th of October, 2010, Kaunas International Film Festival is one of Lithuania’s most appreciated film festivals and the main film event in Kaunas, the country’s second largest city. It presents films that have been acclaimed worldwide and also showcases new talent.  The main priority of Kaunas IFF is a combination of the artistic and social statements in film. In the ‘Wide Angle’ section, acclaimed films are screened that reflect both modern tendencies in film art and social issues relevant to the global context. Kaunas IFF is the only film festival in the region to present a special section on music films with ‘Music Moves the World’ and films about art in the ‘All the Muses’ section. These are the three main sections in the festival, with additional retrospective programmes and theme sections each year.

Kaunas IFF invites all cineastes and film professionals to see the most interesting and noteworthy films created over the past few years and to use Kaunas IFF as a mean of communication by participating in discussions, lectures and meetings with film professionals.

For more information visit www.kinofestivalis.lt

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Ljubljana International Film Festival

Ljubljana in winter ; Photo Credit B. Bajželj
Ljubljana in winter ; Photo Credit B. Bajželj

The 20th annual Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe) takes place from November 11th – 22nd 2009, offering cinemagoers a selection of contemporary films from around the world.  As well as screenings of international films, visitors to the film festival will be able to participate in features workshops, interactive multimedia projects and talks.  They will also have the opportunity to vote for their favourite film in the Dragon Audience Award, the winner of which will be granted distribution in Slovenian cinemas.  Audiences can vote as they leave the screening or via text message.

The full film festival line-up will be available at www.liffe.si where tickets can also be purchased online.

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Warsaw Welcomes Polish & International Cinema

polskaThe 25th Warsaw International Film Festival gets underway next month, and this year the 10-day event will be bigger and better than ever.  Organisers promise art-house offerings from every corner of the globe between 9 and 18 October, with a special emphasis on up-and-coming Polish talent hoping to become the next Wajda or Polanski.

As well as Polish offerings, films on the list for 2009 include works by directors from across the world.  Over 100 films will be screened throughout the festival, with prestigious awards presented to the best and most popular films.
warsawFor more information about the Polish National Tourist Office visit Poland
2009 is Polska! Year in the UK. For more information visit Polska Year

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