Jan 17
RP FILMS INVITED TO CROATIA, SLOVAKIA FILMFESTS by webmaster  |  Posted in Articles  |  on Wed, Jan 17, 2007

Organizers of several film and cultural festivals in Croatia and Slovakia are inviting Filipino filmmakers and cultural groups to participate in four specialized international festivals scheduled for July and August this year.

The invitation was coursed thru Meynardo Montealegre, Philippine charge d’Affaires in Vienna, Austria. Ambeth Ocampo, chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) forwarded the invitation to Film Academy of the Philippines Director General Leo G. Martinez.

The deadline for the submission of entries is January 31, 2007.

The four festivals are the following:

–The Motovum Film Festival. This filmfest will feature independent films and films produced in “smaller countries”. It is a five-day marathon filmfest with continuous screenings (night screenings to be held outdoors). This has acquired a reputation as one of the favorite festivals in this European region. For further details. please visit www.motovumfilmfestival.com.

–Pula Film Festival. The oldest film festival in Croatia, this filmfest’s competitive section will include Croatian film productions, exhibitions, and retrospectives. Another section will feature experimental, short films and documentary films, both Croatian and international. For details, please visit www.pulafilmfestival.hr.

–2007 Dubrovnik Summer Festival. This is an international festival of music, theater and dance. Performances and shows will be held in open-air arenas. For dewtails, please visit www.dubrovnik-festival.hr or email press@dubrovnik-festival.hr.

The three Croatian festivals will be held from July 10 to August 25, 2007.

–14th International Folklore Festival. This will be held in Dubnica and Vahom, Slovakia from August 24-26, 2007. Travel expenses to Slovakia shall be borne by the participants. But other incidental expenses shall be covered by the organizing committees, including accommodation, full board and lodging, airport bus services from airports of arrival (Bratislava or Vienna), and back and forth transport to other places of performances during the festival. Please contact: The Director of the Cultural Section of the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Vienna, Austria at this number (0043)-1-5354057.

Interested parties can also call NCCA tel. nos. 527-2207 or 527-2192 for assistance.