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South East Europe Loves Chess!

The super-successful Netflix show, The Queen’s Gambit, shone the spotlight on South East Europe’s long history of world-class chess. It’s no coincidence that many world-masters have emerged from SEE. Grandmaster is the highest title one can be awarded in chess, and former Yugoslavia is a region that birthed an unusual amount of them. This month […]

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Inventor of the Rubik’s Cube Gets a Movie

A Rubik’s Cube movie and game show are set to be in the works. Learn about the creator and the story behind his famed invention that will soon be on the screen. The great inventor from South East Europe, Ernő Rubik is the Hungarian mastermind behind the beloved mechanical puzzle that has been sold more […]

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SEEfest 2019 Opening Night Gala Photos and Videos

SEEfest 2019 is in full swing. We had a wonderful turnout for Opening Night with a packed house. Take a look in this photo album on Facebook. Plus, a Red Carpet video on YouTube. Curious what the press are saying about SEEfest? Head over to our Media Coverage page to read highlights and film reviews. […]

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The Academy Announces 87 Foreign Films Competing for Award

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 87 films from South-east Europe and around the world that will be competing this year for the Best Foreign Language Film award. Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced on January 22, 2019. The ceremony will take place on February 24, 2019. Below are […]

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WWII Resistance Hero Immortalized in Iconic Film gets Museum in Sarajevo

During the recent Sarajevo Film Festival (sff.ba) Bosnian Film Center announced plans for a new Museum dedicated to the legendary film about the WWII resistance hero, Vladimir Peric, popularly known by his undercover name Walter. He was killed in the final battle for Sarajevo against the Nazi occupying forces in April 1945. There is a […]

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New York Times Rave Review for the Film “Other Side of Everything”

Congratulations to Mila Turajlic whose film opened in July in New York to rave reviews. We presented it in L.A. at the SEEfest 2018 closing gala in May. The film is NYT critic’s pick this month. It is distributed in the U.S. by Icarus Films. For tickets and showtimes please visit the Museum of the Moving Image. See more […]

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Interview with 2018 SEEfest Legacy Award Recipient Robert Dornhelm

Academy Award, Golden Globes and Emmy-nominated film director Robert Dornhelm, who was the recipient of the SEEfest 2018 Legacy Award, was interviewed by TransAtlantic Panorama (watch the interview by clicking the red play arrow, above). His 1977 documentary film, The Children of Theatre Street was nominated for an Oscar; 2002 TV miniseries Anne Frank: The Whole Story received 3 Golden […]

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12th Annual South East European Film Festival 2017

Drumroll Please – Cover Art Unveiled for 2017 SEEfest

SEEfest has chosen exuberance as the theme for the 12th edition of the festival. Long time art director Elyas Beria has created the poster and cover art inspired by the high energy dances and music of the region. The poster features the contours of a dancer leaping into the air with the shape of the […]

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The Science of Counting the Ballots for Best Picture

Unlike other Oscar categories, where the winners are those with most votes, Best Picture is chosen from this year’s 9 (sometimes more) nominees through a complex process of counting the ballots using the preferential system. Accountants from PricewaterhouseCoopers, PwC, are in charge of the count. You can find out about the ‘8 steps’ and the ‘magic number’ […]

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FNE Country Report: Georgia

Nestled in the Caucasus with a coast along the eastern shores of the Black Sea, Georgia is a country of 4.5 million people and a great cinema tradition. In recent years Georgian films enjoyed a renaissance with films like Tangerines, by Zaza Urushadze, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, and In Bloom, by Nana Ekvtimishvili and […]

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