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Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals in June!

Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals in June!

A letter from FilmFreeway: Dear Polish International Film Festival, Congratulations! Your festival has ranked as one of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway for the month of June! According to reviews from real FilmFreeway users, your festival ranks in the top 2.5% of among more than 4,000 film festivals and creative contests around the world. No doubt, this ranking is a testament to the countless hours of hard work and care that you and your staff have devoted to creating such a wonderful event. We’re especially proud to be partnered with amazing events like yours that help independent film continue to...

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Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals

Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals

Big news. When our team saw this letter we were happy because, it is a great honour for our festival. We are very excited to have new achievements, it gives us even more motivation and desire to work and improve the Polish International Film Festival. A letter from FilmFreeway: Dear Polish International Film Festival, Congratulations! Your festival has ranked as one of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway for the month of May! According to reviews from real FilmFreeway users, your festival ranks in the top 2.5% of among more than 4,000 film festivals and creative contests around the world. No doubt, this ranking is a testament to the countless hours of hard work and care that you and your staff have devoted to creating such a wonderful event. We’re especially proud to be partnered with amazing events like yours that help independent film continue to...

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Review about the film “ORANGE”

Review about the film “ORANGE”

Best International Short Film ORANGE – Director: Hakan Ünal      A touching, heartfelt story that is able to reach your heart, to grieve, but at the same time to enthrall its realism, simplicity, and brightness, so humane and sensitive. Before us the storyline, narrates the desperate woman Gizem, which with all the forces trying to hold on to life, because unfortunately she can’t have a baby. The plot of the film reveals to us the relations in which many get confused. Gizem makes a choice that changes her life. Every day we make choices in your life, and only because of the choice determined our future. The film shows very clearly this point a fundamental change, the line between the past and the future. In the film “ORANGE” addresses a lot of feelings, shows the difficulties faced by the main characters and who have successfully coped with its task. This can be seen during the festival every day for the film voted more and more viewers who nominated film “Best International Short Film” at the Polish International Film Festival. We want to express on behalf of the whole team of the festival many thanks to the Director of the film Hakan Ünal, for his professionalism and the amazing creation of the film. We are very happy that our festival was attended by such bright and memorable movie...

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The Moor

The Moor

When a theater owner announces he is considering renting out the theater, the fading star of the resident acting company drinks himself into a stupor, forcing his long time dresser to find a way to save the show and, as result, the theater. Director Biography George Kyrtsis was born and raised in Athens Greece. Son of a revered writer, he spent a large part of his childhood on sets as well as the theaters. After momentarily flirting with the finance world by studying at the London School of Economics, George cut his teeth in the film and television industry as an actor in one of Greece’s most popular TV shows of the ’90s. He quickly stepped behind the camera and worked as an assistant editor on films like Eternity and a Day which went on to win the Palm D’Or in Cannes. George moved to Los Angeles in 2000 where he worked in marketing and development for Fox Searchlight while waiting to commence a graduate degree in film at Columbia University. In 2002 George moved to NY not to attend Columbia but, instead, to work for visionary director Baz Luhrmann who hired him to run his development department. Together, they developed Alexander the Great, Australia and a number of feature projects still in the works. Since then George has carved his own path as a writer director with two feature films currently in development. He is represented by Mosaic and...

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I want To Be Afsaneh

I want To Be Afsaneh

Afsaneh is forced to marry at the age of thirteen because of her mother’s behavior that she discriminated between Afsaneh and her brothers. After three years of life with her husband, she becomes owner a boy. Due to the traditional thoughts and severity of his husband and his famliy she is separated from his husband. She is busy and passes her life in sewing. she has to supply the equipment that needed to work in installments way and this led to her acquaintance with her second husband . After getting married she realizes his addiction and despite having a girl she is separated from him. She has to sell his kidney to provide a shelter for her daughter and herself. After eight years living there , in order to repair the house she has to get some loans from an investor and therefore loses her house. Now she lives with her daughter Sahar in the dilapidated house. She works for a living in a store socks. She tells about her pains and problems that have never been solved for 40 years. Is her trying to keep her to be Afsaneh or eventually she breaks up under the burdens sitting on her shoulders? Director Biography Selma Nayebi was born in 1980, in Tehran. She has a Master of Arts, department of art studies, Azad University of Yazd. her thesis: Silence representation analysis in the Kieślowski’s cinema in the framework of tensive function of discourse. Director Statement The murmur of the story of an alone woman, steadfast like a mountain was played in my ear. A woman like Cyrus’s Madana. She was wepting and telling , and I was listening to her like a lunatic metamorphic . Imprisoned teens in the darkroom of her heart were heavy tumbling with every breath, and then were collapsed. it was time, that her pains in the Length of the history to be animated on the...

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Eva, Hell’s Angel.

Eva, Hell’s Angel.

A Glimpse into the Life of EVA BRAUN. Hitler’s mistress Director Biography B I O for G I T A F A R I D Writer, Producer, Director GITA FARID grew up in England, mesmerized by the clear but understated undertones of British drama and comedy. Her first film was a documentary on the colour RED, in a country (Korea) whose language she didn’t speak. She traveled on the subway and went to institutions, interviewing men and women on how they felt about the colour red. “Woman wearing red is a slut”, “makes me feel sexy”, “she’s a temptress” etc. Lots of FUN! Her next film was a short about a Mermaid in Korea, trapped in a loveless marriage, because of social mores. Who isn’t? She exhibited an installation film on multi-screens at a gallery in downtown Phoenix, from where she was plucked to have a SOLO film show at the ASU ART MUSEUM which, as a featured artist/ filmmaker, ran for 2 ½ months. “The Journey” ASU Art Museum 2001 She produced and directed a short Race Unity PSA for the Baha’I Faith which opened the students’ “UNITY” session after graduation at THUNDERBIRD School of Global Management. She also produced and directed a pilot called “The Duchess”, based on the ambitious harpie Wallis Simpson, set in 1940, and filmed entirely in vintage sets and costumes at the Arizona Railway Museum. In Nov 2010, her WWII short film “It’s Over” won 6 Awards at its first showing at the Filmstock Film Festival. The film “It’s Over” was shown at the ASU Art Museum International Film Festival in April of 2011 “It’s Over” was shown and Nominated BEST SHORT FILM at the Marbella International Film Festival in October 2011. It was also an Official Selection of the Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival in June, 2013. Developing “Women in Love” as a TV series about unhappy but successful women from history. “Eva, Hell’s Angel, A Glimpse into the Life of Eva Braun” brings Eva Braun (Hitler’s mistress) back to life for an interview and shows glimpses of key moments in her life. “The Date” is a vintage black and white period piece that takes you back in time to the days of fairytale romance filled with exotic, studly stallions and classy, vivacious ladies with an indie twist! A Cinderella story set in the Buenos Aires Opera House in 1952. Not your grandmother’s fairy tale! “The Date” screened at Phoenix Comicon 2014 Jerome Indie Film and Music Festival 2014 Herberger Theatre Festival of the Arts 2014 “Ilyushin” is set in a small Eastern European Soviet bloc country in the 1970s. It’s the story of a miner...

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Born

Born

Based on real events, the film follows the adventures of coppersmith Bonaventura, his sister Marianna and the rich merchant Vicenç, with whom both have pending issues. All of them lived at the beginning of the XVIII c. in the disappeared neighborhood of El Bornet in Barcelona. Three persons facing up to a time of big social, political and also intimate mutations. A time that’s still ours. Director Biography Claudio Zulian (Campodarsego, Italy) is a filmmaker, video-artist, musician and writer. He has a PhD in Aesthetics, Science and Technology of the Arts by the University of Paris VIII and he directs the production company Acteon (1993). His career has developed mainly in cinema, video-installations and theatre. His major works are the following: “Beatriz/Barcelona” (2004; selected at Viña del Mar Festival, Buenos Aires Digital Cinema Festival, DIBA, among others), “The Future” (L’avenir, 2004; awarded at DOK Leipzig, Viña del Mar Digital Cinema, 2006, Siroki Brijeg Festival, VAD, among others), “Just like paradise” (A lo mejor, 2007; awarded at the CanariasMediafest, and selected at Pravo Ljudski Sarajevo, Cinemadamare, FID Marseille, among others), “The Shifting City” (A través del Carmel, 2009; National Cinema Award of Catalonia 2010, Barcelona City Council Award, Taiwan International Documentary Festival, DOC Leipzig, Sichuan TV Festival 2007, DocuDays Beirut, among others), “Fortuny & The Magic Lantern” (Fortuny y la lámpara maravillosa, 2010; PriMed, AlJazeera International Documentary Festival, among others). He has an outstanding artistic activity, as it was seen in the recent retrospective that the Jeu de Paume Art Center in Paris dedicated to his work. Recently he has been invited to the Art Biennale of Guatemala, and has shown some of his video installations at the personal exhibition Entusiasmo at Bòlit Contemporary Art Centre in Girona and at ACVic (Centre of Contemporary Arts of Vic). In 2014 produces and directs the feature film “Born” (2014; official selection and awarded at New York City International Film Festival 2015 and Milano International Film Festival 2015, VII Gaudí Awards), which is a drama set in the XVIII...

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