Motovun Film Festival 2011

time: 25.07.2011. - 29.07.2011.
place: Motovun, Croatia
organiser: Motovun Film Festival

Motovun Film Festival runs from July 25 to July 29 for the 13th consecutive year offering some of the best cinema productions from around the world. This year the festival premiers a film by Wim Wenders dedicated to Pina Bausch.  

Motovun Film Festival is entirely dedicated to films made in small cinematographies and independent productions, films that broke out through their innovation, ideas, and the power of their stories. In everything, except for the ambition and the quality, Motovun wants to be a small festival showing small films, small in the warmest sense od the word.

Motovun Film Festival is a five-day film marathon in which film screenings alternate from 10 a.m. until 4 a.m., with evening outdoor screenings and daily screenings in theatres. Festival program consists of around 70 titles from all over the world, from documentaries to feature films, from shorts to long forms, from guerilla made films to co productions. The only criteria in their selection is that they fit in the open-minded atmosphere of the festival with their innovations. This year the festival is being held for the twelwth time.

MFF’s Awards
The Propeller
Main award of the festival. It is given by an international jury to the best film in the main program.

Bauer Award
In order to contribute to the opening of national boundaries and cinema markets in the region, Motovun Film Festival will, for the first time, present Bauer Award - Film of the Year to the best film in the region.

All feature-length films made in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia between 1 June of previous year and 1 June of current year will be competing for the award. The films will undergo three rounds of selection in which they will be evaluated by film professionals from all countries of the region, equally represented.

Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique – the oldest and most prestigious association of film critics with members from around 50 countries of the world. The association's award, given by its international film critics juries, gained exceptional popularity among film authors.

Corruption-free award
Motovun Film Festival has a long tradition of highlighting films that raise social awareness. For many years now we have been awarding films that best deal with human rights.This year we have decided to focus on a even narrower aspect of this broad theme - we will award the best film that deals with the problem of corruption. In cooperation with Transparency International Croatia, and through a network of activists and organizations from other countries, we have collected suggestions for movies that deserve attention and we have chosen the best among them.

Motovun online
The award for the best film up to 15 minutes long. It is given by a jury of young Croatian film professionals. Along with the Propeller, the oldest festival award.

Detailed programme here: www.motovunfilmfestival.com

(Source: Motovun Film Festival)

(D.H., 01.07.2011)