Bratislava FIFFBA: Francophone Film Festival Underway

The 14th Francophone Film Festival FIFFBA got underway yesterday, with some great films and treat in store for ‘tout la monde’! being screened until Sunday.

Press release: The festival will bring a collection of 22 full-length and 20 short films from the French speaking countries and will be host to outstanding personalities and it will be enriched by several flaring related events.

The festival will once again present films in six sections:
Predpremiéry, Krème de la Krème , Nuvé, DokuFilm, Všetko čo mám rád, Kraťasy. Among the top films of this year you may find the criminal drama Bullhead (directed by Michael R. Roskam); Footnote (directed by Joseph Cedar); Polisse (directed by Maïwenn); Chicken with Plums (directed by Marjane Satrapi and  Vincent Paronnaud); or Untouchable (directed by Oliver Nakache and Eric Toledano).

The FIFFBA Festival 2012 has a pleasure to host three outstanding guests: Female director Yasmina Adi, who will personally present her up-to-date documentary Here We Drown Algerians; the director and composer Siegfried, who will present his up-todate feature film Kids Stories; and actress Jeanne Dandoy starring in the Belgian OscarNominee 2012 Bullhead by Michael R. Roskam.

The filmmakers will personally introduce the films and after the screening there will also a public discussion take place. This year, FIFFBA has again prepared several interesting related events. One of them is a public debate about the future of the artfilms distribution, organised byt the film-magazine Kinečko in the collaboration with FIFFBA., held Friday, April 13th 2012 in the KC Dunaj. Saturday, April 14th at 9. p.m. the French party Jour à Paris will take place, again in KC Dunaj. As a part of the night, the book Glamour of Paris by Ľubomír Jančok will be introduced and the  guests will be given a possibility to listen to the chansons interpreted by a singer Janais, as well as to taste delicious French cheese and wine.

In the Lumière Cinema parallelly starts the favourite festival Film Night lasting till Sunday morning. The festival will be brought to the end Sunday by the night event in KC Dunaj called Au revoir FIFFBA. It will present the selection of the short films and the Spectator Award for the best festival film.

One individual entrance costs 4 € ; tickets valid for all film screenings are available for 18 € and the ticket for the Film Night costs 6 €. The winners of the internet competitions organised by the FIFFBA media partners may withdraw their winning accreditation during the festival in the accreditation center placed in the Lumière Cinema. The journalists may accredit at the same place.

The International Francophone Film Festival in Bratislava FIFFBA 2012 is organised by the non-profit association FIFFBA in partnership with the French Institute of Bratislava and the French Embassy. The event has financially been supported by the Audiovisual Fund.

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