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Cottbus reveals its feature-film competition

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- The Wednesday Child, The High Sun and Liza, the Fox Fairy are among the 12 titles in competition at the 25th Cottbus Festival of East European Cinema

Cottbus reveals its feature-film competition

The Cottbus Festival of East European Cinema has announced the feature-film competition for its 25th edition, which runs from 3-8 November.

The selection comprises 12 films, and includes recently departed Polish director Marcin Wrona's Demon [+see also:
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Dalibor Matanić's Un Certain Regard Jury Prize winner The High Sun [+see also:
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interview: Dalibor Matanic
interview: Tihana Lazovic
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, another Croatian film in the form of Ungiven [+see also:
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by Branko Schmidt, Slovenian director Jan Cvitkovič's Montreal entry Šiška De Luxe [+see also:
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, Bartek Prokopiewicz's Karlovy Vary title Chemo [+see also:
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, Károly Ujj Mészáros' Cinema City Cineuropa Prize winner Liza, the Fox Fairy [+see also:
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interview: Karoly Ujj Mészáros
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, Kinotavr award-winner Land of Oz by Russia's Vasiliy Sigarev, Karlovy Vary FEDEORA Award winner Heavenly Nomadic by Kyrgyzstan’s Mirlan Abdykalykov, last year's Oscar candidate for the Czech Republic, Fair Play [+see also:
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by Andrea Sedláčková, Macedonian-Kosovar co-production Three Days in September [+see also:
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by Darijan Pejovski, San Sebastián entry Family Film [+see also:
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interview: Olmo Omerzu
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by Olmo Omerzu, and Lili Horváth's The Wednesday Child [+see also:
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interview: Lili Horváth
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, winner of Best Film in Karlovy Vary’s East of the West section.

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A total of €77,750 will be awarded to the prize-winners, with €42,500 going to the feature-film competition. The main Award for Best Film, donated by the Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrechten (GWFF), will be valued at €25,000 in celebration of the festival’s 25th anniversary.

The jury will consist of five filmmakers from five different countries and generations: Želimir Žilnik from Serbia, Ineke Smits from the Netherlands, Andreas Kleinert from Germany, Aida Begić from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Visar Morina from Kosovo.

Besides the festival’s co-production market, connecting cottbus, which Cineuropa will cover in detail, other programmes at Cottbus include the Short Film Competition, the U18 German-Polish Youth Film Competition, Spectrum, National Hits, Russian Day, Polish Horizons, globalEAST, a Focus on Eastern Europe by Cities, Home | Domownja, Children Film and Cottbus FilmShow. 

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