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01-11-2011
KUSTENDORF 2012 - NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
The new deadline for submissions is December 1st, 2011 and selected students will be announced by December 15th, 2011. The Festival will cover all travel and accommodation costs of invited filmmakers and they will be able to attend all workshops and events.

 
 
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01-11-2011
KUSTENDORF 2012
The 5th International Kustendorf Film and Music Festival is organized by Rasta International and will take place from January 17- 23, 2012 in Drvengrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia.

 
 
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01-06-2011
INTERNATIONAL FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL KUSTENDORF 2012
SUBMISSION FORM
 
Students or self-taught non-released filmmakers can submit a film (under 45 minutes of duration) on any genre for consideration to the Competition programme. The film should be sent on a DVD with English subtitles (if the original language is not English) and on a separate CD - Submission Form with film details, visual materials and contacts.


 
 
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11-01-2011
CLOSING AND AWARDS CEREMONY - KUSTENDORF 2011
Details     The closing ceremony of the International Film and Music Festival Kustendorf 2011 began with a performance from the Valjevo folk dance ensemble, “St. Gregory” whose show, collection of songs and dances from Serbia, thrilled the audience who greeted them with an amazing applause. The official portion of the program began with the awarding the student the specially designed diplomas that serve as a symbol for remembering their stay at Kustendorf. The announcer, Milena Predic, called the founder of the festival, Emir Kusturica, up on stage to hand the awards to the students. While the students, smiled, took photos, and greeted Kusturica, the atmosphere in the audience was heating up.

 
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11-01-2011
THREE QUESTIONS FOR GAEL GARCIA BERNAL
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You have acted in movies of great world reknown film directors. How much has the experience of working with them helped you as a director, and why did you want to become a director yourself? 

    • Well, I don't want to be a director because I feel I already have a big job as an actor. But I still want to do films every now and then. For example, I play football, but I'm not a professional football player. The same way, I want to do films but I can't say that I'm a director. I prefer to see myself only as an actor. And why direct films? Well the same reason why make a production company, why make anything – just because there is an opportunity of making it and there is a story to tell. I'll wait until I have another story to tell. It requires a lot of work to make a film; I need some time also.


 
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10-01-2011
METAPHYSICAL DESTRUCTIONS
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Workshop with Nikita Mikhalkov 

     In The Damned Yard cinema, there was not enough space for those who wanted to attend The Exodus - Burnt by the Sun 2, the new movie by the great, Russian film director, Nikita Mikhalkov.

     In the beginning of the workshop, the founder and host, Emir Kusturica, thanked Mikhalkov for coming to Kustendorf again and stressed the importance of showing a movie that discusses things that we are slowly beginning to forget. Kusturica invited the famous film director to be a guest of the festival next year as well, and to show the third part of the movie.

 
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09-01-2011
BACK TO THE PAST WITHOUT A FLASHBACK
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Workshop with Jan Hrebejk and Petr Jarchovsky 

     The fifth day of Kustendorf was unusually dynamic. The film events began from early in the morning when Abbas Kiarostami’s The Taste of Cherry – the winner of the 1997 Cannes Film Festival Golden Palm – was shown as part of the Retrospective of Greatness programme.

 
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09-01-2011
THREE QUESTIONS FOR THE DIRECTOR: JAN HREBEJK
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With the movie Kawasaki’s Rose you were nominated for the second time for an Oscar for Best foreign movie. In your opinion, how important is this award, especially for movie that come form non-English speaking countries? Have these nominations helped you in your career, particularly in collecting funds for future movies? 

  • Oskar academy award´s advantage is that even people that are not particularly interested in movies know this award and therefore it helps the movie to get into the people´s awareness. It makes it easier to spread abroad and sell the movie.


 
 
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09-01-2011
GAEL GARCIA BERNAL AND GERARDO NARANJA ARRIVE TO KUSTENDORF 2011
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      The famous Mexican actor and director, Gael Garcia Bernal, arrived in Serbia, and a bit after 4 p.m., landed by helicopter on Drvengrad in Mokra Gora to the fourth International Film and Music Festival Kustendorf. Accompanied by his friend and one of the coauthors of the movie Revolución, Gerardo Naranja, a visibly good-humored Bernal talked to the gathered journalists. In response to what he expects from this festival, Bernal announced,

  • I expect to see a lot of good movies, to have a good time at the concerts, and to meet interesting people. Basically, I think that we will have a great time here!


 
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09-01-2011
THREE QUESTIONS FOR THE DIRECTOR: BORIS MITIĆ
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Your previous documentaries were screened and rewarded at many festivals throughout the world. This occurred with your latest movie, Goodbye, How Are You? What kind of universal language is this with which your movies communicate with the worldwide public?

  • Angle of impact, freestyling, sympathy for the outcasts, derisionary fatalism, latent subversiveness, humor in desperate situations?


 
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09-01-2011
NIKITA MIKHALKOV ARRIVES TO KUSTENDORF 2011
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     The famous Russian director, actor, script writer, author and producer Nikita Mikhalkov traveled to Serbia and landed on Mokra Gora in Drvengrad by helicopter on the fifth day of the International Film and Music Festival Kustendorf 2011. Even though it is his second time as a guest of the festival, Mikhalkov was awaited with the same kind of amazement and delight as the first time in 2008.



 
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08-01-2011
IMMIGRANT SOUL
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      The fourth festival day went by in the commemoration of the great film creator, Elia Kazan and his cult films. As part of the Side Programme, one of Kazan’s most popular movies, East of Eden, was shown.



 
 
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07-01-2011
TROUBLED WATER
Details      Workshop with the producer Finn Gjerdrum

     The third day of the festival began with the screening of Otakar Vavra’s 1966 movie, Romance for Bugle, in the newly opened Noam Chomsky theatre. Afterwards, in The Damned Yard theatre, Abbas Kiarostami’s movie, Close-Up, was shown as part of the Retrospective of Greatness programme. Slightly tired from the motion pictures, the young film authors and guests of the festival impatiently awaited the screening of the Norwegian movie, Troubled Water, nonetheless.

 
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06-01-2011
THE MOVIE ALWAYS GOES ON
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Workshop with Abbas Kiarostami 

     On the second day of Kustendorf 2011, within the Contemporary Trends programme, the new Abbas Kiarostami move, Certified Copy, was shown. As the special guest of the festival, Kiarostami led a workshop after the movie with young film authors, guests of the festival, and numerous visitors in attendance.


 
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06-01-2011
THREE QUESTIONS FOR THE DIRECTOR: ABBAS KIAROSTAMI
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Your unique, distinct film style was the example for many young filmmakers. How do you see today’s cinematography? Is there room in it for art cinema? 

    • I have my answer based on workshops in Iran and other parts of the world. I worked with different students and our cinema is based on independent cinema. They work with a digital camera. They use it as a pen. With their creative mind, they can make a lot of films without any investors. In the future, we will have a cinema that cannot compare to Hollywood. We will have cinema in the next century that is more creative. In my opinion, video art is not totally different from cinema. It is close to basic cinema 1st century when it was invented. We can have cinema in an artistic way. With our creativity, video is a way to go to artistic cinema. I hope that artistic cinema in the world will be expanded in the future.


 
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06-01-2011
THREE QUESTIONS FOR THE DIRECTOR: FILIP REMUNDA – CZECH PEACE
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Is it possible to film a movie that deals with political themes, and yet to not be manipulated, or used in favor of some politics? 

  • That is exactly what we tried to do with this movie. It is difficult because it is very difficult to not be manipulated. We did not want to film a neutral movie because I think that there is no such thing as an “objective” political movie. I attended the filming of this movie with sort of personal feelings and I wanted to be subjective, to depict how I see things. During the filming of this movie, we met and recorded people who are completely ideologically oriented, but also those who are totally unaware of politics and the media manipulation around them.


 
 
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05-01-2011
CZECH UNREST
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     After the opening ceremony of the International Film and Music Festival Kustendorf 2011, Filip Remunda and Vit Klusak's movie, Czech Peace, was screenеd to kick off the Contemporary Trends Programme. This bold movie tells about the attempt of the mayor a small Czech village, with a population of 80, to thwart the American plan to build the 762nd military base.



 
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05-01-2011
THE EXHIBITION ATTIMI DI PAUSA DE LA DOLCE VITA HAS OPENED
Details Together with the opening of the International Film and Music Festival Kustendorf 2011, the exhibition of photographs of the famous Italian cinematographer and photographer, Arturo Zavattini, Attimi di pausa de La Dolce Vita, openedin the Drvengrad Gallery “Mazzola.”

 
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05-01-2011
KUSTENDORF 2011 IS OPEN
Details The grand opening ceremony of the International Film and Music Festival Kustendorf 2011 kicked off with an unusual performance. On the blow-up film screen, which was set up in the open air in the center of Drvengrad, scenes from the famous Federico Fellini movie, Amarcord, were shown, and were accompanied by live music of the No Smoking Orchestra. Suddenly, the musicians were chased away from the stage by a bear, who was left alone in front of the giant screen to watch the movie in peace.

 
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05-01-2011
LIVE STREAMING OF EVENTS FROM KUSTENDORF 2011 ON THE FESTIVAL WEBSITE

The events of the International Film and Music Festival Kustendorf 2011 will be streamed live  daily on our website.

The streaming begins today, January 5, 2011 at 16:00 with the opening ceremony of the festival and will be continued with the live streaming of the concert of the Serbian hip hop group, Beogradski Sindikat.



 
 
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05-01-2011
TRANSPORT TO KUSTENDORF 2011
For the duration of the International Film and Music Festival Kustendorf,  special transportation by bus will be organized to Drvengrad.


 
 
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05-01-2011
ABBAS KIAROSTAMI HAS ARRIVED AT KUSTENDORF 2011
A famous Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami has arrived in Serbia and landed in a helicopter on Mokra Gora, Drvengrad, a day before the beginning of the Fourth International Film and Music Festival Kustendorf. In his short address to the journalists, Kiarostami thanked for the welcome, adding he was specially delighted for the opportunity to be a guest of his friend Emir Kusturica at the festival such as Kustendorf, and not only to meet him on the red carpet.

 
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04-01-2011
KUSTENDORF 2011 - OPENING CEREMONY
Fourth International Film and Music Festival Kustendorf will be opened on Wednesday, January 5th at 4 pm in Drvengrad. As an introduction to the opening ceremony, the second episode of documentary series Golden Sixties dedicated to prominent Czech director and pedagogue Otakar Vavra will be screened at 11 am. This documentary project consisting of 26 episodes presents the portraits of the most important personalities of Czechoslovakian cinematography from 1960s, from the times of the Czechoslovakian film miracle, in the history of film also known as Czechoslovakian new wave.

 
 
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18-12-2010
FESTIVAL PROFILE - KUSTENDORF 2011
Details International Film and Music Festival Kustendorf 2011 will take place from January 5-11, 2011, at Mokra Gora, Serbia, organized by “Rasta International” and under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Serbia. As in previous years, the Festival is dedicated to future film makers and already acclaimed authors.

 
 
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15-12-2010
KUSTENDORF 2011 - THE FIRST PRESS CONFERENCE
The first press conference of the upcoming edition of Film and Music Festival Kustendorf 2011 will take place on
 
Monday, December 20, 2010 at 11 am at the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Serbia.

 



 
 
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24-11-2010
SELECTED PARTICIPANTS IN COMPETITION PROGRAMME
OF KUSTENDORF 2011
More than 400 films of young authors and students from all over the world applied for the participation in COMPETITION PROGRAMME of the Festival. The registered films are of the authors from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Greece, Georgia, Israel, India, Italy, Japan, South African Republic, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia (FYROM), Mexico, Germany, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, the USA, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, France, Croatia, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Chile, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, and, of course, Serbia. International jury, that consists of Vincent Maraval, producer and one of the founders of Wild Bunch company, Richard Brick, producer and Professor at University of Columbia and Iva Draškić Vićanović, PhD, Professor, will select and award the best films.

 
 
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08-12-2010
ACCREDITATIONS FOR KÜSTENDORF 2011
Details The press accreditation applications for the International Küstendorf Film and Music Festival starts on November 30th, 2010.

 
 
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19-10-2010
KUSTENDORF 2011
The fourth International Kustendorf Film and Music Festival is organized by Rasta International and will take place from January 5 - 11, 2011 in Drvengrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia. Festival is under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia.

 
 
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04-06-2010
INTERNATIONAL FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL KUSTENDORF 2011

SUBMISSION FORM


Students or self-taught non-released filmmakers can submit a film (under 45 minutes of duration) on any genre for consideration to the Competition programme. The film should be sent on a DVD with English subtitles (if the original language is not English) and on a separate CD - Submission Form with film details, visual materials and contacts.

 
 
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CLOSING AND AWARDS CEREMONY - KUSTENDORF 2011
WORKSHOP WITH BERNAL AND NARANJA
DAY SEVEN - KUSTENDORF 2011
GRAFFITI MURAL BY RUSSIAN ARTISTS BOLTY-F-TOMATE
THREE QUESTIONS FOR GAEL GARCIA BERNAL
WORKSHOP WITH EMIR KUSTURICA
CONCERT FARMERS MARKET
DAY SIX - KUSTENDORF 2011
WORKSHOP WITH NIKITA MIKHALKOV
DAY FIVE - KUSTENDORF 2011 PARTY
CONCERT ANDRE WILLIAMS
WORKSHOP WITH HREBEJK AND JACHOVSKY
BERNAL AND NARANJA ARRIVE TO KUSTENDORF 2011
WORKSHOP WITH BORIS MITIC
NIKITA MIKHALKOV ARRIVES TO KUSTENDORF 2011
CONCERT MANOUCHKA ORKESTAR
DAY FOUR - KUSTENDORF 2011
CONCERT NGOMA AFRICA BAND
WORKSHOP WITH THE PRODUCER FINN GJERDRUM
DAY THREE - KUSTENDORF 2011
ABBAS KIARSOSTAMI DEPARTS FROM THE KUSTENDORF 2011
WORKSHOP WITH ABBAS KIAROSTAMI
DAY TWO - KUSTENDORF 2011
ABBAS KIAROSTAMI - INTERVIEW
CHRISTMAS EVE
DAY ONE - KUSTENDORF 2011
CONCERT BEOGRADSKI SINDIKAT
WORKSHOP WITH FILIP REMUNDA
THE EXHIBITION ATTIMI DI PAUSA DE LA DOLCE VITA
OPENING CEREMONY - KUSTENDORF 2011
KUSTENDORF 2011 FROM AIR
ABBAS KIAROSTAMI HAS ARRIVED AT KUSTENDORF 2011

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