600 movies from 68 countries competing at “Document.Art” Festival

Productions of UK, Croatia, Italy, Spain, Trinidad & Tobago and Turkey will be presented at the 21st edition of the Art, Ecology and Tourism Film Festival “Document.Art” (IFFEST), due to take place during October 15 – 18.
According to a press release issued to MEDIAFAX, the festival will be ruled by the slogan “Innovation and creativity”, similarly to the previous year. This year’s competition had submissions of approximately 600 films of 68 countries, 95 of which were selected and, finally, 45 were nominated for awards. Some productions of UK, Croatia, Italy, Spain, Trinidad & Tobago and Turkey will be introduced by their creators.
The list of guests includes Donatella Cocchini, founder and organiser of the Tourist Film Festival of Spello, the province of Perugia, Italy.
The public will be provided the opportunity to discover geographic and cultural realities of countries such as the Republic of Republica Vanuatu, Trinidad & Tobago and many more picturesque locations.
Some of the titles of the festival are “Pichuco”, by Martin Turnes, from Argentine, “Rene Gruau – Fashion Designer”, produced by NDR Arte from Germany and RAI Educational, from Italy, and directed by Adolfo Conti, “Ecuador, with closed eyes”, by Daniel Chamorro, from Spain, “Searching for Marco Polo”, produced by TV Zagreb and directed by Miro Brankovic, “A Proper Chair For An Angel”, a co-production of Canada and Finland, directed by Raymond St- Jean, “Ome: Stories of a Country on the Verge of Disappearing”, directed by Raul Paz Pastrana, Ecuador, “The Story of the Single-Handed Violin Player”, directed by Sorin Grecu, Romania.
The jury, presided by Calin Stanculescu, member of the Film Critics Association Bureau of the Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN), also includes film critics Marina Roman and Lumini?a Boerescu, University professor doctor Mihai Orasanu, member of the Sountrack Authors Association of UCIN and Chilean producer and director Rodrigo Fernandez, whose film “Forests of Chile” won the Grand Prize of the Festival in 2004. This jury will grant the awards for all sections, the special awards and the “Golden Aquila” Grand Prize.
The films will be presented in the Grand Hall of the “Carol I” Central University Library, located in Revolution Square, the Hall of the “Cervantes Institute” as well as in the Hall of the “Dante Alighieri” High School in Bucharest. The viewers’ access is free.

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