24.07.14 – 3.08.14 Wroclaw
The T-Mobile New Horizons IFF is committed to expanding its international presence and building long-term relationships with the world film industry professionals. Festival brings excellent opportunities to meet, discuss and exchange ideas, find co-producers and discover new talent.The 14th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, the biggest film-related event in Poland. Some 365 films will be screened at the event, including 199 full-length features.
The opening films of the festival will be DamiánSzifron’s Argentinean satire “Wild Tales”,” Winter Sleep” by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, and acclaimed ‘Clouds of Sils Maria” by Olivier Assayaswith Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart in the lead roles. During the awards gala the festival will show the Italian film ”The Wonders”.
Important parts of the festival are competitions: NEW HORIZONS International Competition, FILMS ON ART International Competition, POLISH SHORT FILMS Competition,EUROPEAN SHORTS Competition and a new competition aimed at Wrocław’s film community and visual artists ,Magnify Competition. New Horizons International Competition, the most important part of the festival, consists of 13 uncompromising, innovative and original movies: Parasite by Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal, How to Disappear Completely by PrzemyslawWojcieszek (world premiere), Calling by Marcin Dudziak (world premiere), White Shadow by NoazDeshe, Canopy by Aaron Wilson, Cherry Pie by Lorenz Merz, The Distance by Sergio Caballero, History of Fear by BenjamínNaishtat, Butter on the Latch by Josephine Decker, My Blind Heart by Peter Brunner, The Sheep by Gilles Deroo& Marianne Pistone, Falling Star by Luis Miñarro, A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness by Ben Rivers, Ben Russell.
The Festival’s program includes 20 filmsfrom the official selections at this year’s Festival in Cannes. Legendary British filmmaker Ken Russell will be the subject of a retrospective that will feature rarely seen documentaries made for the BBC, cult musical films and some of the director’s best-known works. One of the highlights of the festival will be an overview of one of the most interesting contemporary film movements, New Greek Cinema.
The section Post New Wave: a tribute to “Cahiers du Cinéma” will screen works by some of the masters of French cinema of the 1970s and 1980s that have rarely been shown in Poland, including by Jean Eustache, Philippe Garrel, Jacques Doillon, and Maurice Pialat. The program will also include an overview of Basque Documentaries.
T-Mobile New Horizons will be visited on the invitation of the Polish Institute in New Delhi by Mrs. AnomaaRajakaruna the head of the Agenda 14 a platform for cinema in Sri Lanka, publishing 14 – PrakashanyataAvakashayak a Cinema Quarterly in Sinhala and organizer of annual Agenda 14 Short Film Festival in Colombo as well as coordinate for European Film Festival in Sri Lanka. Mr. MuvinduBinoyyoung filmmaker from Sri Lanka is also attending as an award from Polish Institute in New Delhi as part of Agenda 14 Short Film Festival.