Category Archives: BRIFF 2014

Variety and International Media Report on THE GLOW OF THE FIREFLY’s Success Post Winning ‘Best Director’ at the Brasov International Film Festival

Brasov, Romania — October 14, 2014 — The international media everywhere report about the feature film THE GLOW OF THE FIREFLY that had it’s World Premiere and won the ‘Best Director’ award for Khalid Mahmood Mithu at the Brasov International Film Festival & Market last month and that went on to become Bangladesh’s entry in the Foreign Language Film category at the 87th Academy Awards.

• VARIETY:

Variety – Oscar Race: Bangladesh Selects ‘Firefly’ for Foreign-Language Contention

Yahoo Movies – Oscar Race: ‘Firefly’ for Foreign-Language Contention

• LATIN POST:

Oscar 2015 Predictions, Best Foreign Film

• YAHOO NEWS – MALAYSIA:

Asian films submitted for Oscars 2015

• RMN STARS MAGAZINE – INDIA:

Brasov Film Festival Film Goes for the Oscars

 

BRASOV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & MARKET 2015:

The 4th edition of the Annual Brasov International Film Festival & Market will be held September 2 – 16, 2015.

The Brasov International Film Festival & Market has opened submissions. The Festival welcomes submissions of feature-length, nonviolent films only.

About the Festival:

Brasov International Film Festival & Market is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world. It has been listed by the British Film Council in their ‘Festival Directory’. The Festival takes place in the beautiful resort city of Brasov located in the heart of Romania.

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. Each film in-competition is awarded in one of the nine Official Awards categories.

More information about Brasov Film Festival: www.brasovfilmfestival.com

About Global Film Studio:

Global Film Studio Inc. has been federally incorporated in Canada. It is a financing, holding and film distribution company with a world spectrum. Global Film Studio is financing Brasov Film Center.

More information about Global Film Studio: www.globalfilmstudio.com

News about Global Film Studio: www.briffnews.wordpress.com

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Film Presented in World Premiere and Awarded at the Brasov International Film Festival 2014 Becomes Official Entry for the Oscars

• Festival winner becomes Academy Awards contender.

• Dates of the 2015 edition of the Festival are announced.

• Film submissions are now open.

Brasov, Romania — October 6, 2014 — The feature film THE GLOW OF THE FIREFLY that had it’s World Premiere and won the ‘Best Director’ award for Khalid Mahmood Mithu at the Brasov International Film Festival & Market this year has been selected as Bangladesh’s entry in the Foreign Language Film category at the 87th Academy Awards. The film was chosen by the members of the Oscars Selection Committee in Bangladesh following its success at the Festival in Brasov.

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From the Romanian headquarters of Brasov Film Center s.r.l., the owner and organizer of the Brasov International Film Festival & Market, the company’s President and Festival Director Daria Trifu has sent a message of ‘Congratulations!’ to Khalid Mahmood Mithu who is currently in the United States of America where he has again been awarded ‘Best Director’ for THE GLOW OF THE FIREFLY at an international film festival in Hollywood.

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Director Khalid Mahmood Mithu

“I knew that you will be happy for my success because your Festival was the 1st to discover and to figure out the movie. I was never thinking that I will be going to win a ‘Best Director’ award from your strong Festival in Brasov. It is a real surprise for me.”, wrote Khalid Mahmood Mithu to Daria Trifu.

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Festival Director Daria Trifu, Bangladesh Film Producers Faridur Reza and Kona Reza and, far right, Actress Denisa Barvon.

The 4th edition of the Annual Brasov International Film Festival & Market will be held September 2 – 16, 2015.

The Brasov International Film Festival & Market has opened submissions. The Festival welcomes submissions of feature-length, nonviolent films only.

About the Festival:

Brasov International Film Festival & Market is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world. It has been listed by the British Film Council in their ‘Festival Directory’. The Festival takes place in the beautiful resort city of Brasov located in the heart of Romania.

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. Each film in-competition is awarded in one of the nine Official Awards categories.

About Global Film Studio:

Global Film Studio Inc. has been federally incorporated in Canada. It is a financing, holding and film distribution company with a world spectrum. Global Film Studio is financing Brasov Film Center.

More information about Global Film Studio: www.globalfilmstudio.com

News about Global Film Studio: www.briffnews.wordpress.com

Closing of the 2014 Festival and Workshops – Videos

Brasov, Romania — September 18, 2014 – For immediate release
The International Film Workshops 2014, organized by Daria Trifu and taught by film director Bruno Pischiutta in English language, ended on September 14 with the graduation ceremony of the 13 Romanian and international students who have attended the third edition of the program in Brasov, Romania. At the ceremony the students received their Certificates of Attendance. This was also the last edition of the Workshops, due to the fact that the courses have been filmed and will be distributed worldwide on DVD, which could be produced in several languages and give, in this way, access to the Workshops to many young talents worldwide without coming all the way to Brasov. The Workshops offer the necessary theoretical knowledge to start a film career, at international level, as film actors, film writers, film directors and film producers, and were completely free for the students.

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The 3rd edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market http://www.brasovfilmfestival.com also ended on September 14 with the Awards Gala Night at the elegant Cubix Design Hotel, one of the top hotels in Transylvania, in front of a full house, cameras and international film stars coming from London and Bangladesh. To see the awarded films, please visit:

After the presentation of the awards the evening continued with the last screening, out of competition, of the Global Film Studio’s successful feature documentary BRASOV: PROBABLY THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD, produced by Brasov Film Center. This documentary which was presented at the ‘Romanian Cinema Week’ festival held in Havana, Cuba, is unanimously recognized as the best documentary done about the city of Brasov. The last night of the Festival was a great success and the room resounded with the thunderous applause from a very enthusiastic audience who attended this exclusive event.
The success scored by the third edition of the Brasov International Film Festival & Market has been already made public in London and Bangladesh. The Festival will continue next year, 2015, with its fourth edition in Brasov.
Following the already three-year tradition, the organizers of the Festival have given Special Awards to the following people, who are exceptional members of the team:

  •  Samuel Rufly Quansah – Producer
  • Tina Kadoich – Producer
  • Ana -Maria Cioflec – Writer
  • Angie Antal – Actress

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For more information about the given Special Awards please watch the video:

Awards Gala Night – Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2014

Brasov, Romania — September 14, 2014 – For immediate release – The 3rd edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market (www.brasovfilmfestival.com) continued today with a full house, cameras and personalities at the award gala night, the last night of the Fesival. The international film stars, who are members of the production team of the film in competition GLOW OF THE FIREFLY, the Executive Producer Mr Ebne Hasan Khan coming from London, and the film’s Producer and Managing Director of Impress Telefilm Ltd. Mr Faridur Reza and Mrs Kona Reza, Executive Producer at Impress Telefilm Ltd. coming from Bangladesh, were present at the Festival.

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The evening was presented by the Film Director Bruno Pischiutta and Actress Denisa Barvon. The Jury of the Festival, composed by the voting members Elio Dell’Unto – Jury President, Actress Denisa Barvon, Model Cristiana Cioflec, Actress Loredana Faith, Actress Angie Antal, and non-voting members the Film Director Bruno Pischiutta, Director of the Festival Daria Trifu and Writer Ana-Maria Cioflec, has deliberated and awarded the films in competition as following:

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• Best Film – ‘The Great Beauty’ (Italy) produced by Francesca Cima and Nicola Giuliano;
• Best Director – Khalid Mahmood Mithu for ‘Glow of the Firefly’ (Bangladesh);
• Best Lead Male Actor – Alex Pettyfer for ‘Endless Love’ (USA);
• Best Lead Female Actor – Keira Knightley for ‘Anna Karenina’ (UK);
• Best Screenplay – John Gatins for ‘Flight’ (USA);
• Best Cinematography – Danny Cohen for ‘Les Misérables’ (UK);
• Audience Award – ‘Once Upon a Fish’ (Dominican Republic).

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After the presentation of the awards the evening continued with the last screening, out of competition, of the Global Film Studio’s successful feature documentary BRASOV: PROBABLY THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD, produced by Brasov Film Center. This documentary which was presented at the ‘Romanian Cinema Week’ festival held in Havana, Cuba, is unanimously recognized as the best documentary done about the city of Brasov. The last night of the Festival was a great success and the room resounded with the thunderous applause. At the end, Director of the Festival Daria Trifu declared the third edition of the Festival closed.

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Between September 12 and 14 the Festival took place at the elegant Cubix Design Hotel, one of the top hotels in Transylvania.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market thanks to the following partners: RMN Stars, Nissa, Hotel Bella Muzica, 24-Fun, Wigo.ro, Metropola and Oktoberfest Brasov.

Each year the most important and renowned nonviolent Film Festival in the world is dedicated to a cause. This year the theme of the Festival is Africa, a continent full of problems and promises.

International Film Stars Coming to Brasov

Brasov, Romania — September 13, 2014 – For immediate release – The 3rd edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market (www.brasovfilmfestival.com) continued today with a full house at the screening of the ninth film in competition, GLOW OF THE FIREFLY, directed by Khalid Mahmood Mithu. The film was spoken in Bengali and specially subtitled in Romanian language for the Brasov people present at the Festival. This makes the film accessible to the entire Romanian public, whether in theaters or on TV, and it soon could be distributed nationally. The international film stars, who are members of the production team, the Executive Producer Mr Ebne Hasan Khan coming from London, and the film’s Producer and Managing Director of Impress Telefilm Ltd. Mr Faridur Reza and Mrs Kona Reza, Executive Producer at Impress Telefilm Ltd. coming from Bangladesh, presented the film with Bruno Pischiutta. The audience appreciated very much the film which received thunderous applause in many rounds.

Photo Day 10aThis is the first time international film stars come to Brasov and it is only the merit of the organizers of the Film Festival – no politician has ever done that before.

The screening was also attended by the Esteemed Plenipotentiary Romanian Ambassador in Cuba Mr Dumitru Preda, who honored the Festival with his presence.

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The evening was presented by Film Director Bruno Pischiutta and Actress Angie Antal. The Director of the Festival Daria Trifu was introduced to the audience along with Denisa Barvon, the ‘Face’ of the last year’s Festival. After the screening they invited the audience to take part in the awards gala tomorrow night and the screening, out of competition, of the Global Film Studio’s successful feature documentary BRASOV: PROBABLY THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD, with Romanian subtitles. This documentary which was presented at the ‘Romanian Cinema Week’ festival held in Havana, Cuba, is unanimously recognized as the best documentary done about the city of Brasov.

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Between September 12 and 14 the Festival takes place at the elegant Cubix Design Hotel, one of the top hotels in Transylvania.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market thanks to the following partners: RMN Stars, Nissa, Hotel Bella Muzica, 24-Fun, Wigo.ro, Metropola and Oktoberfest Brasov.

Each year the most important and renowned nonviolent Film Festival in the world is dedicated to a cause. This year the theme of the Festival is Africa, a continent full of problems and promises.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market – Day 9

Brasov, Romania — September 12, 2014 – For immediate release – The 3rd edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market (www.brasovfilmfestival.com), the most important and renowned nonviolent Film Festival in the world, continued today with a full house at the screening of the eighth film in competition, HOP, spoken in Romanian language. Tonight the children of Brasov along with their families were treated with candies and entertained with a lovely comedy directed by Tim Hill. The film, starring Russell Brand, James Marsden and Elizabeth Perkins, brought laughter among the audience. At the end of the screening the children were very happy.

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The Festival this evening was presented by Film Director Bruno Pischiutta and Actress Denisa Barvon. After the screening they introduced the audience to the ninth film in competition GLOW OF THE FIREFLY, directed by Khalid Mahmood Mithu, which will be screened tomorrow evening with Romanian language subtitles. The screening will be attended by international stars who are members of the production team. ‘We are very pleased to welcome the Executive Producer Mr. Ebne Hasan Khan who has just arrived in Brasov from London, the film’s Producer and Managing Director of Impress Telefilm Ltd. Mr. Faridur Reza, and Mrs. Kona Reza, Executive Producer at Impress Telefilm Ltd. who have arrived from Bangladesh and who will delight us with their presence tomorrow night’ states Daria Trifu, Festival Director.

As previously established, the Festival changed its venue. Starting tonight, this exclusive event takes place at the elegant Cubix Design Hotel, one of the top hotels in Transylvania.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market thanks to the following partners: TVS-Brasov, RMN Stars, Nissa, Hotel Bella Muzica, 24-Fun, Wigo.ro, Metropola and Oktoberfest Brasov.

Each year the Festival is dedicated to a cause. This year the theme of the Festival is Africa, a continent full of problems and promises.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market – Day 7

Brasov, Romania — September 10, 2014 – For immediate release – The 3rd edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market (www.brasovfilmfestival.com), the most important and renowned nonviolent Film Festival in the world, continued today with the screening of the sixth film in competition, FLIGHT, spoken in English with Romanian subtitles. The film, a Hollywood production, is starring Denzel Washington with Nadine Velazquez and Don Cheadle. It is directed by Robert Zemeckis.

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The evening has been broadcast live by TVS-Brasov, a television channel watched by 87% of the families in the County of Brașov, headed by journalist Ovidiu Gradinar. Journalist Denisa Dumitru started the presentation addressing the TV viewers. Angie Antal was interviewed live by TVS and she has introduced to the TV audience the seventh film in competition, ABOUT TIME, which will be screened tomorrow evening with Romanian subtitles. The film is starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy. It is directed by Richard Curtis.

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The Festival this evening was presented by Film Director Bruno Pischiutta and Actress Denisa Barvon. After the screening they introduced the audience to the next film in competition also showing its trailer. The actress Mary Spark was introduced to the audience as a graduate of the 2013 International Film Workshops and a member of the Festival’s Team. Also the journalist Ovidiu Gradinar was invited on the stage to address the audience, as well as the TV viewers, talking about what implies the making of a TV show and about the idea of nonviolence that he and the Festival share. Director of the Festival Daria Trifu had the pleasure to interview him.
The Festival takes place this year from September 4th to the 14th at the ‘Reduta’ Cultural Center located in the heart of the city of Brasov, Romania.
Brasov International Film Festival & Market thanks to the following partners: TVS-Brasov, RMN Stars, Nissa, Hotel Bella Muzica, 24-Fun, Wigo.ro, Metropola and Oktoberfest Brasov.
Each year the Festival is dedicated to a cause. This year the theme of the Festival is Africa, a continent full of problems and promises.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market – Day Six

Brasov, Romania — September 9, 2014 – For immediate release – The 3rd edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market (www.brasovfilmfestival.com), the most important and renowned nonviolent Film Festival in the world, continued today with the screening of the fifth film in competition, spoken in English with Romanian subtitles. Tonight the festival screened another European masterpiece, LES MISÉRABLES. If yesterday night the audience was entertained by a highly regarded comedy movie from the Dominican Republic, this time, the outstanding performance of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway brought the people right in the middle of the hard times during the uprising following the Industrial Revolution. Tears were not the only ones to flow freely, for at the end of the screening the hall resounded with applause. The film is directed by Tom Hooper. The audience attended in large numbers to see the movie and to take part in this exclusive event.
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The evening has been broadcast live by TVS-Brasov, a television channel watched by 87% of the families in the County of Brașov, headed by journalist Ovidiu Gradinar. Journalist Denisa Dumitru started the presentation addressing the TV viewers. Angie Antal was interviewed live by TVS and she has introduced to the TV audience the sixth film in competition, FLIGHT, which will be screened tomorrow evening with Romanian subtitles. The film is starring Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez and Don Cheadle. It is directed by Robert Zemeckis.

The Festival this evening was presented by Film Director Bruno Pischiutta and Actress Denisa Barvon. After the screening they introduced the audience to the next film in competition also showing its trailer. Director of the Festival Daria Trifu addressed the audience and she spoke about the evolution of the Festival.

The Festival takes place this year from September 4th to the 14th at the ‘Reduta’ Cultural Center located in the heart of the city of Brasov, Romania.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market thanks to the following partners: TVS-Brasov, RMN Stars, Nissa, Hotel Bella Muzica, 24-Fun, Wigo.ro, Metropola and Oktoberfest Brasov.

Each year the Festival is dedicated to a cause. This year the theme of the Festival is Africa, a continent full of problems and promises.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market – Day Five

Brasov, Romania — September 8, 2014 – For immediate release – The 3rd edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market (www.brasovfilmfestival.com), the most important and renowned nonviolent Film Festival in the world, continued today with the screening of the fourth film in competition, spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. After screening a masterpiece of European film industry yesterday, like ANNA KARENINA, tonight the audience enjoyed a good comedy directed by Francisco Valdez. The film, financed by the government office of the Dominican Republic where it comes from, is entitled ONCE UPON A FISH, starring Luis Jose German and Hony Estrella who brought laughter among the audience, which is increasing night by night. The diversity of the festival lies in showing different productions, big or small.

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The evening has been broadcast live by TVS-Brasov, a television channel watched by 87% of the families in the County of Brașov, headed by journalist Ovidiu Gradinar. Journalist Madalina Cretu started the presentation addressing the TV viewers. Angie Antal was interviewed live by TVS and she has introduced to the TV audience the fifth film in competition LES MISÉRABLES, which will be screened tomorrow evening with Romanian subtitles. In the film is starring Hugh Jackman with Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. It is directed by Tom Hooper.

The Festival this evening was presented by the Film Director Bruno Pischiutta and Actress Angie Antal. After the screening they introduced the audience to the next film in competition also showing its trailer.

The Festival takes place this year from September 4th to the 14th at the ‘Reduta’ Cultural Center located in the heart of the city of Brasov, Romania.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market thanks to the following partners: TVS-Brasov, RMN Stars, Nissa, Hotel Bella Muzica, 24-Fun, Wigo.ro, Metropola and Oktoberfest Brasov.

Each year the Festival is dedicated to a cause. This year the theme of the Festival is Africa, a continent full of problems and promises.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market – Day Four

Brasov, Romania — September 7, 2014For immediate release – The 3rd edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market (www.brasovfilmfestival.com), the most important and renowned nonviolent Film Festival in the world, continued today with the screening of the third film in competition, with Romanian subtitles, ANNA KARENINA, starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The film is directed by Joe Wright. The screening ended with many applause from a very enthusiastic audience who has attended in high numbers and has appreciated this movie.

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The Festival this evening was presented by the Film Director Bruno Pischiutta and Actress Denisa Barvon. After the screening they introduced the audience to the next film in competition also showing its trailer.
Tomorrow night, the audience will watch the fourth film in competition with English subtitles, ONCE UPON A FISH, starring Luis Jose German and Hony Estrella. The film is directed by Francisco Valdez.
The Festival takes place this year from September 4th to the 14th at the ‘Reduta’ Cultural Center located in the heart of the city of Brasov, Romania.
Brasov International Film Festival & Market thanks to the following partners: RMN Stars, Nissa, Hotel Bella Muzica, 24-Fun, Wigo.ro, Metropola and Oktoberfest Brasov.
Each year the Festival is dedicated to a cause. This year the theme of the Festival is Africa, a continent full of problems and promises.

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