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The Balkan Film Food Festival is not a festival only about Food and Culinary. The Balkan Film Food Festival is about Balkan Film Production. The Festival intent is to create a climate of understanding of friendship and collaborations among Balkan countries. All guests sit on a common table and taste our common Balkan culinary drink the same wine.
This Balkan Festival is a good chance to get acquainted with the best cinema achievements of recent times.
We are 60 million Balkan people and still we don’t know one another well enough.
An exchange of experiences could be part of meetings and debate among filmmakers during the festival days.
Cuisine is part of this event and it aims at having better friendly contacts among the participants.
This festival could also be a start for possible co-productions between Albania and other Balkan countries, as it recently was between Greece and Turkey (A touch of spice, dir. Tassos Boulmetis , Greek-Turkish co-production.)

 

REGULATIONS

Films must be from Balkan countries with English subtitles hard-coded (printed in video),if possible. Dead line for submission is May 31. All the genres are accepted. For more info visit:    www.filmfreeway.com/festival/B3F

We have the will to invite every director, actor or producer of the films in competition at our festival, and we cover accommodation and meals.  Please get in contact with us to find solutions how you can find the way at our festival.
(Please upload one or two stills from your movie if you intend to submit your film )

Strictly films from Balkan countries are accepted.

Rules & Terms

Films must be from Balkan countries with English subtitles hard-coded (printed in video),if possible. Dead line for submission is May 31. All the genres are accepted. For more info visit ALSO http://film.britishcouncil.org/balkan-film-food-festival

JURY 2016

Harriet-GrabowHarriet Grabow is a multilingual poet. She has published poems in German, English and Spanish in several literary magazines and anthologies (e.g. Jahrbuch der Lyrik edited by Christoph Buchwald and Uljana Wolf, Transversalia: Horizontes con versos edited by Rike Bolte). She was awarded with the Hamburger Förderpreis für Literatur (2005) and was elected to participate at “Prosanova – Festival für junge Literatur” (2008) in Hildesheim, Germany. She has studied Literature, Sociology and Culture at Universität Hamburg, Germany and Aalborg Universitet, Denmark and has also been a student at the European Film College in Denmark.  

Harriet aims at creating a piece of art every day. Some days it is a poem, a story, a song. Other days she is practicing the art of cooking, walking, listening, Yoga and meditation. She lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Mark-BakerMark Baker is an American journalist and travel writer, based permanently in Prague, Czech Republic. He has a Master’s degree from New York’s Columbia University, where he concentrated on Eastern and Central European studies, including coursework on literature and film. He has lived in Europe for more than 20 years and worked as a reporter and editor for The Economist Group,Bloomberg News and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.Since 2006, Mark has worked as an independent author and journalist. Mark’s stories on life and travel in Central and Eastern Europe have appeared inNational Geographic TravelerThe Wall Street Journal EuropeWanderlust, the BBC, and many other media outlets. He’s also the author of more than 20 travel guidebooks, including the Lonely Planet guides to Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Lithuania, and the Czech Republic. He’s spending this summer on the road for Lonely Planet in Romania and Bulgaria. When he’s not traveling, Mark teaches journalism and Central Europe history and culture – including the history of film – at Prague’s Anglo-American University.

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PAOLO BUGLIONI

Is an Italian actor. He trained in theater with directors such as Enzo
Liberti , Antonio Calenda , Gigi Angelillo , Salvatore Di Mattia . In 1981 knowing Riccardo Cucciolla
convinced him to devote himself to dubbing, very important activity in the Italian film . From then
he gave his voice to many famous faces of international cinema like: Alec Baldwin, Samuel L. Jackson,
Jean Reno, Nick Nolte are just some of the star dubbed. For this activity it has been awarded several
times Best Italian Voice Actor. He also had the pleasure of taking part in the film “The sadness of Mrs.
Shnajder” by Piro and Eno Milkani, from Albania, a country that he is deeply connected.

Mark-Le-Fanu-2Mark Le Fanu

Mark Le Fanu (French name, but British citizenship) is a writer and journalist.  He taught film history for many years at the European Film College in Denmark. Before this, he was on the teaching staff at the National Film and Television School in England, and he has worked as a senior journalist for theFinancial Times on their “Screen Finance” newsletter. Over the years he has been a contributor to the journals Sight & Sound and Positif.  His book The Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky (British Film Institute, 1987) was the first study of  the Russian director in the English language. Another book, Mizoguchi and Japan (BFI, 2005) was nominated for the Kraszna-Krausz book awards Moving Image Book of the Year.

Currently Mark is working on a new book about the religious concerns of classical European cinema, with essays on Bresson, Bergman, Bunuel, Fellini, Eisenstein and  others. From 2012, he has been teaching courses in film history, and the history of documentary cinema, at University College London (UCL). Mark is on the Editorial Board of the journal Short Film Studies, and he is a member of the European Film Academy.

IMG-20160608-WA0010LINDITA ARIFI

Is born in Basel, Switzerland in 1986. She had elementary and high school
in her birthplace. She made her graduation in psychology and pedagogic. She works as an IT
specialist in the private sector in Zurich. She specialized in the US. But her real particular interest is
the field of culture and arts. She is founder and director of the association “Our Generation” which
has the aim of organizing and supporting of international cultural activities with the primary goal of
the inter exchange of cultures in the Balkans and west and central Europe.

JURY FROM THE EARLIER EDITION

2011

 
PAYAM MADLESI FRANCE
EVKLID KURDZIDIS RUSIA
MARIA KOROPOVA RUSIA
IVA DOBROVSKA CZECH REPUBLIC
MARIA PIA EBREO ITALY
KARL KASER AUSTRIA
PAOLA SCIALPI ITALY

2012

 
ANTOINE  AVIGNON FRANCE
ROBERT PICHLER AUSTRIA
ANDREA GOERTHLER GERMANY
JAROMIR SOFR CZECH REPUBLIC
PAMELA COHN USA

2013

 
DANIELE BALDACCI ITALY
ANNE POULSEN DENMARK
MARTIN MARSCHKE GERMANY
MIMMO SANMMARTINO ITALY
CHARLIE COCKEY USA

2014

 
ALEKSANDER MANIC CZECH REPUBLIC
PETRA BEHLKE CAMPOS GERMANY
ERIC VELTHUIS NETHERLANDS
THOMAS LOGORECI USA

2015

 
SIMONE SALVEMINI ITALY
JANA TOMSOVA CZECH REPUBLIC
MARCO LLEDO ESCARTIN SPAIN
EVA HAUSBERGER GERMANY
CAMILLE JOUHAIR FRANCE

2016

 
BRUCE WILLIAMS
USA
HARRIET GRABOW GERMANY
MARK LE FANU ENGLAND
PAOLO BUGLIONI ITALY
LINDA ARIFI SWITZERLAND
art impulse