The Visegrad Film Forum is poised to discuss the essence of success in world cinema
- Filmmaker Jan P Matuszyński, costume designer Debra McGuire, producer-scriptwriter Jim Stark and sound editor Eddy Joseph are among this year’s guests
The Visegrad Film Forum networking and educational event (16-19 March) is bracing for its ninth edition as an in-person gathering after an involuntary two-year break owing to the pandemic. “Creating a space for aspiring filmmakers and movie enthusiasts to peek behind the ‘film curtain’ – behind the scenes of how a film is made – has always been our goal. The pandemic-related situation has prevented us from realising this as a live event in recent years, but we believe that, despite the recurring adversity, we will prepare the next edition for March 2022 at the highest possible level of quality, and in a safe form for every guest and participant,” says Visegrad Film Forum director Jakub Viktorín.
The event will open with a screening of Jan P Matuszyński’s period drama Leave No Traces [+see also:
interview: Jan P Matuszyński
film profile], while his feature debut, The Last Family [+see also:
interview: Dawid Ogrodnik
film profile], will also be featured in the programme. The rising Polish talent will be present for both films, which will be followed by a discussion with him. US costume designer Debra McGuire, who won three Emmy Awards for her work on the television series Friends, will deliver a master class on “How to Create Iconic Character-driven Costumes”. US producer-scriptwriter Jim Stark, who has worked with the likes of Jim Jarmusch, Szabolcs Hajdu and Corneliu Porumboiu, will be talking about “The Role of the Producer in Independent Filmmaking”. Also among the guests is BAFTA-winning British sound editor Eddy Joseph, who worked on the musical Pink Floyd: The Wall as well as more than 70 titles, including Casino Royale [+see also:
film profile]. Joseph is set to deliver a master class on “Creating the Atmosphere of Film”.
The Visegrad Film Forum will welcome two emerging talents from the Czech Republic, Adam Koloman Rybanský and Czech-based Italian director Francesco Montagner. They will both be introducing their latest works – Somewhere over the Chemtrails [+see also:
interview: Adam Koloman Rybanský
film profile] and Brotherhood [+see also:
interview: Francesco Montagner
film profile], respectively – and will discuss them with the attending audience.
Traditionally, the partner schools present films by their students, and this year will be no different. The domestic co-organiser, the Film and TV Faculty of the Slovakian Academy of Performing Arts, will be joined by the Film Academy of Miroslav Ondricek in Pisek, the Eszterházy Károly University in Eger and the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School of the University of Silesia in Katowice, plus two schools from beyond the “V4” territory: the Faculty of Dramatic Arts at the University of Arts in Belgrade, and the Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema.
The 2022 Visegrad Film Forum will unfold from 16-19 March in Cinema Kino Lumière, Bratislava, Slovakia. The complete programme is available here.
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