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2014 Lineup is Announced – Brasov International Film Festival & Market

The 3rd edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market, the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the word, has announced its 2014 lineup and screening schedule as follows:

Punctured Hope PosterPUNCTURED HOPE – CANADA

September 4 – out of competition

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Endless LoveENDLESS LOVE – SUA

September 5 – in competition

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The Great BeautyTHE GREAT BEAUTY – ITALY

September 6 – in competition

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Anna KareninaANNA KARENINA – UK

September 7 – in competition

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Once Upon a FishONCE UPON A FISH – REPUBLICA DOMINICANĂ

September 8 – in competition

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Les MiserablesLES MISÉRABLES – UK

September 9 – in competition

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FlightFLIGHT – SUA

September 10 – in competition

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About TimeABOUT TIME – UK

September 11 – in competition

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HopHOP – SUA

September 12 – in competition

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Glow of the FireflyTHE GLOW OF THE FIREFLY – BANGLADESH

September 13 – in competition

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When You Love SomeoneWHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE – GHANA

September 14 -out of competition

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“The IMAGES of the Festival 2014” and the Official Poster are Revealed

Brasov International Film Festival & Market
4 – 14 September 2014

has announced the winners of the contest

“The IMAGES of the Festival 2014”

and it has revealed the Official Poster

The Official Poster of the 2014 Edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market that Features Angie Antal, Paula Blank and Andreea Dumitru
The Official Poster of the 2014 Edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market that Features Angie Antal, Paula Blank and Andreea Dumitru

Last Thursday, on August 7, at the first Press Conference of the Festival this year, the three winners of the contest “The IMAGES of the Festival 2014” were introduced to the press and awarded. The official poster of the Festival, featuring the three winners, has also been revealed.

The three young girls who won the contest are Angie Antal, Paula Blank and Andreea Dumitru. They each were interviewed by the present journalists.

Among the media present at the conference there were TVS, Mix TV, Nova TV, Agerpres, Cenacul Literar European, Fundatia Euro-Asia Promotion and Cultural Foundation, Monitorul Expres and Buna Ziua Brasov. Here are two links to read the articles (in Romanian language) published by:

Monitorul Expres

Buna Ziua Brasov

“Showing Violence and Sex in a Movie Is the Cheapest Way to Create Entertainment”

Brasov International Film Festival & Market takes place for 11 consecutive days each year in Brasov, Romania. In 2014, the Festival will take place from September 4 to 14.

Daria Trifu
Daria Trifu

As our site RMN Stars is the Official Media Partner for the Festival, we invited the Festival founder and director Daria Trifu to discusss an array of aspects about the Festival and the current trends in the global entertainment markets.

Here she expresses her views in an exclusive interview with Rakesh Raman, the managing editor of RMN Stars.

Here’s the interview.

1. Today, when the entire film market is centered around Hollywood, what’s going to be the significance of the Brasov International Film Festival particularly for the participating filmmakers?

Just because everything is concentrated on Hollywood, every window of opportunity for young filmmakers who have an interest in nonviolent themes should be welcome. In Hollywood, of course, there are people who make violent films and, sometimes, films that do not deserve to be made, but there are also amazing filmmakers who make nonviolent masterpieces.

Until now, the previous editions of our Festival have always featured some top Hollywood productions together with movies from young filmmakers from all over the world. I believe that this year it will not be different and, what is important for me, is to offer to our viewers very interesting and beautiful movies, some from Hollywood and some not.

A screening in Brasov, at our Festival, is a free European premiere. The movies screened are exposed to the international media and to international distribution companies.

2. Is it possible for emerging filmmakers who hail from developing markets of the world to challenge the dominance of Hollywood? If yes, how?

The obvious answer is only one: showcasing their talents and their abilities in the films that the Festival will screen, enlarging their network of personally known movie executives who are present at the Festival and contacting buyers and distributors in the Film Market that takes place at the same time with the Festival.

If they have real talent in making the films, they should also create an entourage of people who have real talent in selling and distributing films. The space is great. The internet has multiplied the window of exposure for every film big and small. It is up to the filmmaker and / or to their entourage to understand their right dimension and to make proper financial proposals to the proper distribution circuits.

We have not to forget that Hollywood and the big distribution companies in different countries are always looking for new talent and to increase their roster of actors, directors, writers and producers.

3. What are the main objectives of the Brasov International Film Festival?

To show that it is possible to make financially and artistically very successful films without the element of violence.

Violence is not a necessary element in a successful film. We award nine features every year that are extremely significant from every point of view and that are violence free.

4. When there is already a surfeit of film festivals all over the world, what is the USP (Unique Selling Proposition) of the Brasov International Film Festival?

The nonviolent condition is what distinguishes us from most of the world’s festivals.

You can go to Cannes, Toronto, Venice and to other great festivals and see films that are very commercial, that you will see anyway in your country and city very soon and that show a lot of violence. Showing violence and sex in a movie is the cheapest way to create entertainment.

If a naked woman walks on the street or if an act of violence happens publicly, of course every passer-by will turn and look. But what’s the message and what’s the purpose?

To create a story and a movie, to create entertainment with science, poetry and / or with history is definitely much more difficult but it is also fulfilling for the viewers’ minds.

5. What kind of help will you provide to the participating filmmakers so they could make inroads into the global film markets?

We will invite the filmmakers to present their films to the viewers and to the media.

We will accentuate the attention of the media on the ‘movie of the day’. In other festivals, where many Stars are present, it often happens that no media and nobody speaks of the almost unknown filmmaker who presents their film on a certain day.

This is because, on that day, Madonna (or some other Star) arrives at the festival and, of course, the media covers the big name and forgets about the filmmaker of the day. This will not happen in our Festival because we have a clear agreement with the media and they should devote their attention to the filmmaker of the day on each day of the Festival.

Furthermore, we have elaborated a voting system for the Jury (nine feature films, nine awards) that guarantees that no film will have more than one award and that every film will receive one. This guarantees that to every feature in competition it will be given a very powerful marketing tool for the filmmaker and for the movie itself.

6. How will the Brasov International Film Festival help in developing the film-based entertainment ecosystem particularly in Romania?

Romania, as a country, approves every improvement to its ecosystem.

Our Festival is only part of what Brasov Film Center is doing to create an industry in Transylvania. We form our own talent, we invest in them, promote them worldwide and we make film productions on a constant basis. The singular geographical situation of Brasov and the numerous business and political contacts we have all over the world allow us to transform, during the Festival, for eleven days the city of Brasov in a centre of power.

It is, in a small way, what happens in a big way during the days of the Grand Prix in Monte Carlo. Many selected people, some of whom are scientists, billionaire, political and artistic personalities, etc., can meet between themselves in Brasov during the Festival and start profitable businesses.

Naturally, some of these businesses will regard Romania and they will be in the category of eco-business (biofuel, power plants, etc.). This is one of the ways in which we help the formation of all this.

In second place, we are aware that in one or two years, Brasov that is one of the best places in Europe for a summer and a winter vacation, will have an international airport.

This means that thousands of tourists particularly from the USA, Canada and The People’s Republic of China will be able to reach Brasov easily. Any promotion of the Festival will, of course, also promote the city and the tourism in the city.

It is one of our target, in three years time, to be able to bring to Brasov forty thousand tourists per year coming from Canada, the USA and The People’s Republic of China.

7. How are you going to market the Brasov International Film Festival and what is the role of digital media in your marketing strategy?

Digital media has an enormous importance today in the marketing of every world event. We daily inform our followers (+ one hundred thousand in Twitter, on Facebook, YouTube and on other social networks) of what is happening in our Festival.

We are now partners with FilmFreeway and Click For Festivals, two massive organizations for contacting filmmakers. For example, just recently, FilmFreeway has blasted our Festival to over forty thousand filmmakers worldwide.

We have some very good results until now. We have also produced a documentary of twenty five minutes about last year’s edition of the Festival. The documentary is available for viewing in YouTube and it can be watched by sponsors, filmmakers and the general public.

The name of Brasov International Film Festival & Market has appeared a few times (and it will continue to do so) on the giant Thomson / Reuters TV screen in Times Square, New York City.

Our website is visited daily by people from over one hundred and eighty countries. We cannot compete, budget wise, today with Cannes, Toronto or Venice but we can compete with the artistic value of the movies that we are screening and with the concept of nonviolence.

Every day, a larger and larger share of the world film viewers are showing that they are tired of violent films and they want that film gives them something more than just shootings and blood.

A lot of filmmakers put violence in their movies for financial reasons but they are wrong. The movies that have made more money at the Box Office historically are the family movies, Disney films or movies that speak about kids and pets. In some time, we will also publish Box Office statistics to explain to filmmakers that the element of violence in their films could be very misleading.

8. What is your message for the young filmmakers who are entering this cut-throat field?

Every field where money, power and information are essential elements are cut-throat fields. They could be the business ones from cars to weapons, the political ones of right and left parties, banking and food and so on.

If a young person believes that he or she has the proper ideas to change the world he / she should not be afraid to go in a cut-throat field.

History teaches us something and, when I say history, I can say history of politics, history of business, history of film, etc. There is only one thing sure in the future and it is sure because we know the past: these fields, their politics, their economics, etc. are and will not be steady. They are changing all the time, they are changing every day.

Why are they changing? It is because different people go in these fields every day so, if we want to bring positive change in the film business, the only way is that positive filmmakers, film producers, film distributors and film executives participate and they are not afraid to go in the field.

Film is changing every day and it has not understood completely the lesson and the consequences of the existence of the internet.

Films are more and more watched on TV, on the computers on the phones, etc. Everything is improvable and a lot will change in the next few years. The changes come from people. We constantly need new people in this business and, I will say that we have to look for new people with a positive attitude.

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Daria Trifu (pictured above) is the founder and director of Brasov International Film Festival & Market.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market, The Most Important And Renowned Nonviolent Film Festival In The World, Announces 2014 Festival Dates

BRASOV, ROMANIA — Brasov Film Center announced today that the 3rd Annual Brasov International Film Festival & Market, will be held from September 4 to September 14, 2014 in Brasov.

Bruno Pischiutta and Daria Trifu announce the Festival - Times Square, New York City
Bruno Pischiutta and Daria Trifu announce the Festival – Times Square, New York City

The Festival, presented by Nissa and sponsored by Hiperdia and Klopman International, will take place at the Reduta Cultural Center that houses a 350 seat state-of-the-art theatre and it is situated a few steps from the old city center.

Pischiutta present during the 2013 edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market Brasov is located in the central part of the country, about 166 km north of Bucharest. It is surrounded by the Southern Carpathian Mountains and it is part of the Transylvania region. The city is situated 20 minutes from the infamous Dracula Castle and 12 km from the Olympic winter resort town of Poiana Brasov.

A total of eleven films are presented each year; of these, nine films are screened in competition and two are screened out of competition on the opening and closing gala nights.

The deadline for submission of nonviolent feature films with a minimum running time of 85 minutes (no documentaries, cartoons or short films) is June 20, 2014.

The Festival is partner with FilmFreeway and it is accepting film submissions via: FilmFreeway (BRIFF 2014)

For more information on submissions, visit: http://www.brasovfilmfestival.com (Films)

Starting on August 8, tickets to attend the Festival can be purchased from Eventbrite via: Eventbrite (BRIFF 2014)

For more information on attending the Festival, visit: http://www.brasovfilmfestival.com (Attendance)

For more information on becoming a Sponsor of the Festival, visit: http://www.brasovfilmfestival.com(Sponsors)

Films that have participated to the previous editions of the Festival have included ONE DAY (starring Anne Hathaway, directed by Lone Scherfig), ARBITRAGE (starring Richard Gere), SEVEN POUNDS (starring Will Smith, Woody Harrelson), BEING FLYNN (starring Robert De Niro), RABBIT HOLE (starring Nicole Kidman), etc.

Brasov Film Center is the sole owner and organizer of Brasov International Film Festival & Market. Daria Trifu is the Founder and Festival Director, Bruno Pischiutta is the Artistic Consultant, Elio Dell’Unto and Ana-Maria Cioflec are the Programming Coordinators and Nubia Buitrago is the Secretary.

Global Film Studio Inc. is the financier of Brasov International Film Festival & Market.

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Global Film Studio 2014

BRASOV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & MARKET

The 3rd annual edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market will be held September 4 – 14, 2014

Soldiers

Brasov International Film Festival & Market, the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world, takes place in the resort city of Brasov, Romania.

Daria Trifu, the Festival’s Director, also announced a call for submissions for narrative nonviolent feature films. A total of eleven films are presented each year; of these, nine films are screened in-competition and two are screened out-of-competition on the opening and closing gala nights.

The deadlines to submit international films (narrative, nonviolent, minimum 85 min. running time) for the 2014 Brasov International Film Festival & Market is June 20th. The films submitted must be in English language, Romanian language or any other language with English or Romanian subtitles. DVD or on-line submissions are accepted.

For information and guidelines, visit: Brasov Film Festival

Staropramen

DenisaCOMPETITION

Three Romanian girls from Brasov County will become the FACES of the 3rd edition of the Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2014

Each one of the three girls will win:

1. a cash prize of €500;

2. one full portrait page in the 2014 issue of DARIA! magazine;

3. a professional portfolio.

Other prizes* may be available to the three winners:

• acceptance to attend the International Film Workshops;

• a part in a film;

• a contract with the Brasov Talent Agency – (engagement fee valued between Ron 50,000 and Ron 200,000);

• Name and pictures of the three winners will be communicated during a press conference in Brasov in the summer of 2014;

• Pictures of the contestants may be used on the Festival’s posters and in advertising.

Last year’s winner of the contest was Romanian emerging Actress Denisa Barvon who was also featured on the official poster of the Festival. The poster appeared in Times Square in New York City several times on the gigantic Thomson/Reuters screen.View the Poster in Times Square

Students

INTERNATIONAL FILM WORKSHOPS

The 3rd edition of the International Film Workshops will be held September 4 – 14, 2014 in Brasov, Romania. International applicants are welcome.

The Workshops aim to give to the attendees the necessary basic information and preparation to become a film Actor, Director, Producer and Script Writer at international level.

The International Film Workshops are free for all accepted students and they are taught in English language.

Priority is given to Transylvanian talents. The age limit to apply is 13/21. The attendees who complete their courses will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

The International Film Workshops program trains the participants in different areas of film making. It is the aim of Brasov Film Center to provide the attendees, when possible, with paid work on the set of its film productions after they successfully complete the Workshops. In addition, the attendees are participating to the organization of the Brasov International Film Festival & Market so that they have the opportunity to meet with local & international film and media executives.

Film director Bruno Pischiutta is the principal teacher of the International Film Workshops. Esteemed international film professionals may also address the students during Festival time.

Jonny and LeoBRASOV TALENT AGENCY

Brasov Talent Agency promotes English speaking film actors and models only (there is no age limit). Talent may work in the films produced by Brasov Film Center. Talent may also be promoted to Romanian and European film production companies as well as to American film production companies filming in Romania.

The Agency is composed of a small number of actors and models on either an exclusive or a non-exclusive basis.

Daria and Bruno

Awards Gala Night – Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2013

Awards Gala Night presented by Festival Director Daria Trifu and Artistic Consultant Bruno Pischiutta
Awards Gala Night presented by Festival Director Daria Trifu and Artistic Consultant Bruno Pischiutta

The Festival held it’s Awards Gala Night on August 11 in front of a full house, cameras and personalities. The enormous success of the Festival has been documented by articles in the press, film and photos.

Interview with a Festival attendee.
Interview with a Festival attendee.

The Jury of the Brasov International Film Festival & Market (1-11 August 2013) composed by director Bruno Pischiutta – Jury President, actress Nubia Buitrago, screenplay writer Ana-Maria Cioflec, model Cristiana Cioflec, production manager Elio Dell’Unto, actress Aida Vondeth and actor Peter Wolf has deliberated and awarded the films in competition as follows:

• Best Film – “One Day” produced by Nina Jacobson

• Best Director – Giovanni Veronesi for “The Ages of Love”

• Best Cinematography – Kwok-Man Keung for “The Sorcerer and the White Snake”

• Best Lead Male Actor – Richard Gere for “Arbitrage”

• Best Lead Female Actor – Sarah Jessica Parker for “I Don’t Know How She Does It”

• Best Screenplay – Brian Klugman for “The Words”

• Best Music Score – Julian Nott “The Decoy Bride”

• Best Art Direction – “Snowflake, The White Gorilla”

• Best Costumes – Bina Daigeler for “Captain Thunder & The Holy Grail”

Mrs. Ursuleasa, the mother of Mihaela Ursuleasa addresses the audience. Mihaela Ursuleasa was a Romanian-born pianist renowned for her prodigious technique and often idiosyncratic interpretations who died at the early age of 33.
Mrs. Ursuleasa, the mother of Mihaela Ursuleasa addresses the audience. Mihaela Ursuleasa was a Romanian-born pianist renowned for her prodigious technique and often idiosyncratic interpretations who died at the early age of 33.

The organizers of the Festival have given Special Awards to the following people:

• Cameron Diaz – “Best Actress” in a film out of competition: “My Sister’s Keeper”

• Woody Harrelson – “Best Actor” in a film out of competition: “Seven Pounds”

• Dr. Dumitru Preda, Romanian Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Cuba – “Thank You” for his support of the Festival and of the two feature films that Global Film Studio is preparing in Cuba.

• Sophia Gilberto – “Best Foreign Emerging Actress in Romania”. She is an American actress from Boston, Massachusetts who has a contract with Brasov Talent Agency and who was one of the best students of the International Film Workshops 2013. Sophia Gilberto has a brilliant film career ahead of her.

Actress Denisa Barvon receives the award "Festival Image" 2013
Actress Denisa Barvon receives the award “Festival Image” 2013

• Denisa Barvon – “Festival Image”. She is the greatest emerging Romanian actress with a certain international career. Denisa Barvon won the contest ‘the Image of Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2013’ and she has an exclusive contract with the Brasov Talent Agency and two leading roles in the upcoming feature films of Brasov Film Center.

Festival Director Daria Trifu, Artistic Consultant Bruno Pischiutta, Actress Clara Voda
Festival Director Daria Trifu, Artistic Consultant Bruno Pischiutta, Actress Clara Voda

One of the Festival’s guests of honor was the famed actress Clara Voda who’s presence created a resounding impact among the audience. She has also participated to the graduation ceremony of the international students who have attended this year’s International Film Workshops organized by Daria Trifu and taught by film director Bruno Pischiutta. Clara Voda has addressed the student in English and she was also interviewed for the documentary produced by Brasov Film Center about this edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market.

Graduation Ceremony of the international students who have attended the International Film Workshops 2013, taught by film director Bruno Pischiutta and organized by producer Daria Trifu in Brasov
Graduation Ceremony of the international students who have attended the International Film Workshops 2013, taught by film director Bruno Pischiutta and organized by producer Daria Trifu in Brasov

The feature film “My Sister’s Keeper” was screened out of competition at the closing Gala Night following the Awards Ceremony. The film was selected in order to show to the audience a different side of the organ donation, the CAUSE to which the Festival was dedicated this year.

Actress Clara Voda is interviewed outside the entrance of the Amphitheater of the Aro Palace Hotel, the venue of the Festival
Actress Clara Voda is interviewed outside the entrance of the Amphitheater of the Aro Palace Hotel, the venue of the Festival

Brașov Internațional Film Festival & Market (www.brasovfilmfestival.com) thanks the following sponsors and partners:

'Staropramen Girls' in costume have welcomed the Festival attendees each night and served the Staropramen beer.
‘Staropramen Girls’ in costume have welcomed the Festival attendees each night and served the Staropramen beer.

Staropramen (www.staropramen.com), Nissa (www.nissa.ro), Klopman (www.klopman.com), Kronwell Hotel (www.kronwell.com), Femei in Afaceri (www.femei-in-afaceri.ro), Tourism Association – Brasov (www.brasovtourism.eu), Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services – Pasadena, California (www.oyhfs.org), Toronto Pictures (www.torontopictures.ning.com), Global Film Studio (www.globalfilmstudio.com), Brasov Film Center (www.rollywood.org), Zile si Nopti (www.zilesinopti.ro), Metropola Magazine (www.metropola.info.ro), Art Act Magazine (www.artactmagazine.ro), Calendar Evenimente (www.calendarevenimente.ro).

Model Cristiana Cioflec is dressed by NISSA.
Model Cristiana Cioflec is dressed by NISSA.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2013, Presented by Staropramen, Announces Selected Films and Jury Members

Brasov, Romania — In the presence of the most socially responsible and prominent journalists of Brasov, the organizers of Brasov International Film Festival & Market (1-11 August) held a press conference today to announce the selected films and the members of the Jury of this year’s edition. The conference, that took place at the Kronwell Hotel, was presented by Film Director Bruno Pischiutta, the Festival’s Artistic Consultant and, Film Producer Daria Trifu, the Festival’s Director.

Producer Daria Trifu, Festival's Director and, Denisa Brarvon, the winner of contest "The IMAGE of Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2013"
Producer Daria Trifu, Festival’s Director and, Denisa Barvon, the winner of contest “The IMAGE of Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2013”

Click here for the COMPLETE LIST OF FILMS AND SCHEDULE

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SEVEN POUNDS (2008; USA) – out of contest

ARBITRAGE (2012; USA, Poland)

THE AGES OF LOVE (2011; Italy)

ONE DAY (2011; UK, USA)

THE SORCERER AND THE WHITE SNAKE (2011; China, Hong Kong)

SNOWFLAKE, THE WHITE GORILLA (2011; USA)

THE DECOY BRIDE (2011; UK)

THE WORDS (2012; USA)

CAPTAIN THUNDER (2011; Spain)

I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT (2011; USA)

MY SISTER’S KEEPER (2009; USA) – out of contest

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TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT:

WWW.EVENTIM.RO and WWW.BILETE.RO

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The appointed jury members of the Festival’s 2nd edition are the following:

Mr. Bruno Pischiutta – Film Director

President of the Jury

Bruno Pischiutta, internationally acclaimed film writer, director, producer and editor is the principal teacher of the International Film Workshops and the Artistic Consultant of Brasov International Film Festival & Market.

His latest feature film PUNCTURED HOPE, was screened in theaters in Los Angeles for three months during the 2009 Academy Awards® season. The film was nominated by The Political Film Society (Hollywood) as ‘BEST FILM EXPOSE’ and ‘BEST FILM ON HUMAN RIGHTS’ of 2009 alongside AVATAR, THE HURT LOCKER, INVICTUS and INGLORIOUS BASTERDS. This nomination qualifies Maestro Pischiutta as one of the best film directors of dramatic feature films in North America.

Ms. Nubia Buitrago – Actress

Nubia is a successful Canadian actress who has been featured in over 100 films and TV series. She is a graduate of Bruno Pischiutta’s Film Acting courses in Toronto. Nubia was a member of the Jury of Brasov International Film Festival & Market in 2012. She is working with Brasov Film Center as an actress and a film translator (English – Spanish); she has translated into Spanish the feature documentary BRASOV: PROBABLY THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD, the feature film PUNCTURED HOPE and the screenplay of the upcoming feature film titled SUICIDE. Nubia has also been cast to play an important role in SUICIDE.

Ms. Ana-Maria Cioflec – Actress, Screenplay Writer

Ana-Maria was born and raised in Brasov. She has graduated from the Faculty of Letters at the University of Transylvania and, in 2012, she has graduated from the International Film Workshops (taught by Bruno Pischiutta). Ana-Maria is interested in becoming an international Screenplay Writer and Actress. Since 2012, she has been working with Brasov Film Center as a translator (Romanian – English) and as a screenplay editor. At present, she is editing an English a screenplay by Johnny Pienaar for an upcoming fear film production directed by Bruno Pischiutta and produced by Daria Trifu; she is also working as a writer and editor of DARIA! magazine.

Ms. Aida Vondeth – Actress

Aida was born in Romania. The young lady is working with the internationally acclaimed Director Bruno Pischiutta and the Producer Daria Trifu. Aida Vondeth has been cast for an important and interesting part in the forthcoming production feature film titled SUICIDE. In 2012 she worked as an assistant director for Brasov Film Center’s feature documentary titled BRASOV: PROBABLY THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD (Dir. Bruno Pischiutta, Prod. Daria Trifu). Throughout the years, she has produced, filmed and edited several short films and video clips. Aida will be directing the documentary of the festival BRASOV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & MARKET. At present, Aida has been contracted to design the 2013 edition of DARIA! magazine and she will also attend the upcoming International Film Workshops (taught by Bruno Pischiutta) in August in Brasov.

Mr. Elio Dell’Unto – Production Manager

Elio is a Canadian Film Production Manager with over 30 years of experience. He has been working with Bruno Pischiutta since the later 80’s. Elio has attended film festivals and markets worldwide. He is credited as Production Manager of Bruno’s films that include MAYBE, DEAD LOVE and PUNCTURED HOPE.

Denisa Barvon, the winner of the contest “The IMAGE of BRIFF 2013”, was present at the press conference and she announced the winners of the raffle that offered four tickets to the Opening Gala of the Festival – total value 800 RON.

About the Festival:

Brasov International Film Festival & Market is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world. This year, the Festival is being dedicated to the promotion of the cause of Organ Donation. “It is a new world; it is time for a new morality! It is time to put the important things first.” The team of the Festival, are working for their CAUSE through the medium of film because they are filmmakers. Film is their way of expressing themselves and they take into consideration the fact that the films selected to participate in the Festival each year will live on after them: they will become Brasov International Film Festival & Market’s legacy.

Director Bruno Pischiutta, Festival's Artistic Consultant and, Producer Daria Trifu, Festival's Director
Director Bruno Pischiutta, Festival’s Artistic Consultant and, Producer Daria Trifu, Festival’s Director

The organizers of the Festival believe that, considering the terrific steps medicine made in the last few years, organs donation has not to be considered an abstract subject but a very real process that regards hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market thanks the following sponsors and media partners:

Staropramen (www.staropramen.com), Nissa (www.nissa.ro), Klopman (www.klopman.com), Kronwell Hotel (www.kronwell.com), Race the Oceans, Tourism Association – Brasov (www.brasovtourism.eu), Women in Business – Romania (www.women-in-business.ro), Toronto Pictures (www.torontopictures.ning.com), Global Film Studio (www.globalfilmstudio.com), Brasov Film Center (www.rollywood.org), Art Act Magazine (www.artactmagazine.ro) and Calendar Evenimente (www.calendarevenimente.ro).

Brasov Festival Poster on Top of the World!

The Official Poster of

Brasov International Film Festival & Market

1-11 August 2013

in

Times Square – New York City

The poster is featured on the gigantic Reuters screen (seven floors high) in Times Square, New York City on May 18, 2013
The poster is featured on the gigantic Reuters screen (seven floors high) in Times Square, New York City on May 18, 2013

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Brasov International Film Festival & Market Holds Its First 2013 Press Conference

Brasov – 15 mai 2013 – The press conference announcing the winner of the contest “The ‘FACE’ of Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2013″ was held today at the ARO Palace Hotel. At the conference, organized by Brasov Film Center, the official poster of the Festival was revealed as well as the titles of the two films participating this year out of competition. The most professional, serious and renowned journalists from Brasov were present.

The official poster of the 2013 edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market taking place from 1 to 11 of August in Brasov, Romania.
The official poster of the 2013 edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market taking place from 1 to 11 of August in Brasov, Romania.

Producer Daria Trifu, creator of the Festival, has announced that, in keeping with Brasov International Film Festival & Market’s mandate of showcasing nonviolent films and working for a better world, this year’s edition of the Festival is dedicated to the cause of Organ Donation worldwide.

Daria Trifu interview with the Romanian media on May 15, 2013
Daria Trifu interview with the Romanian media on May 15, 2013

The titles of the two films that will be screened out of competition on the opening and closing gala nights of the event are SEVEN POUNDS starring Will Smith and directed by Gabriele Muccino and MY SISTER’S KEEPER starring Cameron Diaz and directed by Nick Cassavetes.

Awards: The IMAGE of Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2013 is Ms. Denisa Barvon (third on the right)
Awards: The IMAGE of Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2013 is Ms. Denisa Barvon (third on the right)

The young lady who won the contest of becoming the “Face” of Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2013 is Denisa Barvon. She is a talented 16 year old artist from Liceul de Arte Brasov Hans Mattis Teutsch who is pursuing a film acting career. Denisa was introduced to the media and awarded with: €1,500 in cash (handed to her mother who was in attendance), a contract with the Brasov Talent Agency valued at $50,000, guaranteed acceptance to attend this years International Film Workshops taking place during the same time of the Festival (1-11 August) and a principal role in the upcoming feature film production of Brasov Film Center titled SUICIDE. Global Film Studio is the owner and operator of Brasov Talent Agency and it has invested €4 million in the contracted Romanian talent.

Director Bruno Pischiutta, the artistic director of the Festival, was a guest speaker. Other important members of Brasov Film Center who were in attendence include screenwriter Ana-Maria Cioflec and assistant director Aida Manescu. Actress and Brasov media personality Alina Csiki, a graduate of International Film Workshops program in 2012, was also present.

The official poster of the 2013 Brasov International Film Festival & Market was revealed. The poster features Denisa Barvon and it will be distributed throughout the city until the end of the Festival, on August 11.

Press Conference: 15 May 2013 – Brasov, Romania
Press Conference: 15 May 2013 – Brasov, Romania

The second edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market will take place this year from August 1st to the 11th at the Amphitheater of the ARO Palace Hotel. All the films will be subtitled in Romanian language. The tickets are available for purchase at Eventim.ro and thought their partners Germanos, Orange, Vodafone, Domo shops, Humanitas and Carturesti bookstores; tickets are also available for purchase at Bilete.ro, at Romanian Post offices and at Inmedio stores flagged Bilete.ro nationwide.

More information is available at:

www.brasovfilmfestival.com

Brasov International Film Festival & Market (BRIFF) is the most important and renown non-violent film festival in the world. In it’s 2nd edition this year, the Festival showcases feature-length nonviolent films only. A total of nine feature films from around the world are selected each year to compete for awards and recognition at this exclusive Film Festival in Europe.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market is privately owned and organized by Brasov Film Center s.r.l. (www.rollywood.org), Romanian company headquartered in Brasov. Brasov Film Center is financed by Global Film Studio Inc. (www.globalfilmstudio.com), Canadian company headquartered in Toronto. Global Film Studio Inc. is multinational corporation with interests in several countries.