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Category: Film Festivals

TWO PROJECT AWARDS IN BERLIN TO DERYA DURMAZ, AND VLADIMIR PERISIC

SEEfest Staff Writer | February 13, 2017, 10:35 AM News flash from Berlin 2/13/2017: The project by Derya Durmaz, Bus to Amerika, which got its start at SEEfest Project Accelerator in 2016, just won the “VFF Talent Highlight Award” at the Berlin Film Festival! We congratulate Derya on this success, and share with her this […]

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A LOOK AT…INTERNATIONAL FILMS AT U.S. SPECIALTY BOX OFFICE

SEEfest Staff Writer | February 12, 2017, 12:13 PM        Hindi-language comedy/satire Jolly Llb 2 was leading at the specialty box office this week with $800,000, ahead of Oscar-nominated shorts compilation which took second place with $660,000. Iranian drama The Salesman, frontrunner among the five nominees for the Best Foreign Language Film, grossed […]

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SEEfest Project Accelerator Alumna selected for First Films First at the Berlin Film Festival

Vera Mijojlic | February 10, 2017, 7:00 PM     At the 2016 SEEfest Accelerator, young Turkish filmmaker Derya Durmaz presented her project for a feature film entitled The Bus to Amerika. This February her project is among only 8 selected for the 2017 First Films First at the Berlin Film Festival. The program was […]

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SEEfest Hosting 2 Films at AFI Fest 2016

Vera Mijojlic | November 3, 2016, 12:28 PM   This year, SEEfest will be hosting two South East European films at the 2016 AFI Fest, Graduation and Death in Sarajevo. Both are fantastic films by phenomenally prominent South East European directors, and the SEEfest family could not be more proud to be associated with them […]

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California Arts Council “Grant Season” is Underway!

SEEfest Staff Writer | November 3, 2016, 12:22 PM   We at SEEfest are one of many arts organizations in California receiving support from the California Arts Council. Hundreds of organizations and schools are able to do arts programming thanks to this support. We are very excited to share the news about current new grant […]

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57th Annual Thessaloniki Film Festival Begins This Week

SEEfest Staff Writer | November 1, 2016, 4:06 PM   This week kicks off the 57th Annual Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Greece. The festival is held at the Olympion Theater- a magnificent piece of architecture which was built in the 1920’s and sits in the center of the city. Every year hundreds of films […]

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New Grant from the California Arts Council

SEEfest Staff Writer | July 7, 2016, 12:176 PM   On July 7, 2016 California Arts Council announced their grant awards to 712 non profit organizations, and SEEfest is proud to again be one of the recipients. Congratulations to all our colleagues statewide. We share this recognition with our supporters and many individual donors and […]

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Crash Course: Southeast European Film Festivals

Celia Eydeland | March 28, 2016, 11:26 PM   In the United States, most people know of film festivals such as Cannes, Venice and Toronto; however, little is known about other film festivals due to a lack of coverage by popular U.S media. Southeast Europe is a region filled with rich history and culture, and […]

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SEEfest Launches Project Accelerator in April-May 2016

Vera Mijojlic | March 13, 2016, 9:27 PM   Filmmakers To Present Projects to Hollywood Insiders SEEfest’s 11th edition, April 28 – May 5, will see the launch of an exciting opportunity. International and independent filmmakers with projects in advanced stages of development will have a unique chance to present their projects in front of […]

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SEEfest 2015 Awards

Vera Mijojlic | May 8, 2015, 9:08 PM   SEEfest 2015 Awards After eight days and 47 films shown to diverse audiences in Los Angeles, the 10th anniversary South East European Film Festival, SEEfest 2015 concluded Thursday night with an awards gala presentation at The Mark. Director Tudor Jurgiu from Romania won Bridging the Borders […]

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