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South East European Filmmakers at Cannes Film Festival

7 Filmmakers From South East Europe Will Premiere Their Films In Cannes This Year New films from Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria are selected for the 2021 edition of the Cannes Film Festival: Ildikó Enyedi’s first English-language feature, The Story of My Wife, is in the official competition. Based on the 1942 Hungarian novel by Milán Füst, […]

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Turkish Dark Comedy “The Announcement” Wins Special Jury Prize

Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Lobster) was just awarded Grand Jury Prize in Venice for his film set in 18th century England, The Favourite, while Special Jury Prize went to Turkish black comedy about a failed coup d’état The Announcement, directed by Mahmut Fazil Coskun. International sales for The Announcement are handled by Heretic Outreach. […]

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Meet Festival Programmers June 3rd, Columbia College Hollywood

Our friends from the Valley Film Festival have organized a Panel with festival programmers on Saturday, 6/3. This event is FREE to attend. Tickets are available at FilmFreeway. Location: Columbia College Hollywood, 18618 Oxnard Street, Los Angeles, California 91356. Moderator: Ken Storer, Writer, Law and Order, Special Victims Unit.  Dances with Films (@DancesWithFilms) June 1-11, 2017 […]

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SEEfest 2017 Women film directors

SEEfest 2017 Presents 23 Films Directed by Women

In light of the acknowledged gender gap both in front of and behind the camera, SEEfest is thrilled to feature 23 films directed by women during the 12th Annual South East European Film Festival. Join us and celebrate remarkable films by talented women directors at the 12th South East European Film Festival Los Angeles (SEEfest), […]

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On “Defending Cinema in Los Angeles”, the Manifesto of Locarno in L.A.

Los Angeles, 22 April 2017 — Opening night of the inaugural Locarno in Los Angeles film festival at Downtown Independent needs to be recognized for its bold effort to rescue the city from the non-stop, wall-to-wall, suffocating onslaught of ever more commercial glut. We desperately need a revolution of our mental eating habits saturated with […]

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Two SEE films at Locarno in Los Angeles – April 21-23

We are proud that out of 10 films specially selected for the inaugural presentation in Los Angeles of the 69th Locarno Film Festival two are by SEE filmmakers: All the Cities of the North (Serbia / Bosnia Herzegovina / Montenegro) by Dane Komljen, who will attend the screening on April 23 at 6PM; and Scarred Hearts […]

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Southeast European Animation Day – March 25 at East L.A. College

SEEfest has partnered with East Los Angeles College and Cinema Without Borders to present on Saturday, March 25 the Southeast European Animation Day. Join us for a day of delightfully entertaining animated shorts and chat with well-known animation experts. FREE event. RSVP: [email protected] or call 310 422 4629. WHEN: Saturday, March 25th, from 11:30am – […]

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Festivals: Hana Jušić and Salomé Jashi Win Top Awards In Belgrade and Zagreb

SEEfest Editorial | March 6 , 2017 — BELGRADE: Croatian Quit Staring at My Plate by Hana Jušić was awarded the Belgrade Victor for Best Film at the 45th Belgrade International Film Festival – FEST, while Serbia’s Requiem for Mrs. J by Bojan Vuletić was awarded Best Film in the National Competition program.  ZAGREB: Georgian/German coproduction […]

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Serbian-American VR Wunderkind at Tribeca

Only a year ago at Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier did Milica Zec present a short narrative piece called “Giant.” By this Spring she, together with her partner, Winslow Turner Porter III, has become a fixture on the festival circuit with stops at Cannes and now Tribeca. At Tribeca Milica will present “Tree,” which premiered earlier […]

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Hungarian, Romanian and Croatian Films Win Prizes in Berlin

Congratulations to Eastern European women filmmakers on their great success at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale. Golden Bear for best film went to Hungarian feature On Body and Soul directed by Ildiko Enyedi, a filmmaker returning to form after 18-year long hiatus. All winners from Eastern Europe are women, another first. Here’s the list:  HungarianOn Body […]

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