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Brasov Int’l Film Festival Announces the 2016 Winner of the “MMBF Rising Star Award”

September 9, 2016 — The organizers of the Brasov International Film Festival & Market have announced this year’s winner of the MMBF Rising Star Award.

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Actor Andrei Neamtu, the Winner of the 2016 “MMBF Rising Star Award”

The recipient of the award is seventeen years old emerging Romanian actor Andrei Neamtu who is a graduate of Bruno Pischiutta’s International Film Workshops and who has been cast to play an important role in Global Film Studio’s upcoming feature film entitled THE BAD JOKE. Last year, Neamtu was the “Image of the Festival” and he was featured on the official poster. He is exclusively represented by Brasov Talent Agency.

For the second time this year Brasov Int’l Film Festival has partnered with the MMBF (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund). MMBF is a London, UK based international charity that supports filmmakers, actors and individuals studying or working in performing arts worldwide through training grants, scholarships and funding for first time filmmakers. Winners of the award get an award plaque, prize money (USD 250), opportunities to work on film sets as well as tickets to film festivals and film related events.

In 2015, the winner of the MMBF Award at Brasov Int’l Film Festival was actress Denisa Barvon.

After four years of successful annual editions, Brasov Int’l Film Festival, the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world has moved on-line exclusively. This year, the Festival showcases 21 nonviolent selected feature films, documentaries and shorts on its Vimeo On Demand Channel, between September 1 – 11: “Film Director Bruno Pischiutta and Producer Daria Trifu make film and internet history with their on-line Film Festival”

The Festival is live on its Vimeo Channel here:

VIMEO-ON-DEMAND

http://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/BrasovFilmFestival

The lineup is featured in the 2016/2017 edition of Daria! magazine.

The Festival was founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012 to showcase nonviolent, main stream motion pictures and to show that those movies are not only capable of great international success but they are also in high demand by the public.

The Festival has been recognized by the IMDB and all the awards handed each year are listed. Visit the Festival’s IMDB profile.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market is owned and organized by Global Film Studio Inc.

CONTACT:
info@brasovfilmfestival.com

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Brasov Film Festival is moving ONLINE!

Starting this year, in 2016, on it’s 5th edition, the Festival is moving ONLINE! All films selected this year will be screened on the Festival’s VIMEO Channel that will be revealed soon.

“The great success of the Festival has brought us to take it online and to make it a truly international event that can be enjoyed by everyone worldwide” – said Daria Trifu, Director of the Festival.

The 5th annual edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market is opened for submissions. The Festival takes place from September 1 to 11, 2016.

The Festival has been recognized by the IMDB and all Awards from previous years have been listed. Visit the Festival’s IMDB Profile!

Brasov International Film Festival & Market is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world. The Festival was founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012 to showcase nonviolent, main stream motion pictures and to show that those movies are not only capable of great international success but they are also in high demand by the public.

For four years, the Festival was held in the beautiful resort city of Brasov located in Transylvania, in the heart of Romania.

Starting this year, in 2016, on it’s 5th edition, the Festival is moving ONLINE! All films selected this year will be screened on the Festival’s VIMEO Channel that will be revealed soon.

Festival’s dates are: 1 – 11 September 2016

Submission deadline: July 29, 2016

All submitted films (that adhere to the Festival’s guidelines) will be certified as an “Official Selection” and will receive the Official Selection Certificate.

The selected films will be screened (on the programmed date and time) via Brasov International Film Festival & Market’s VIMEO channel and they will be awarded.

Film Director Bruno Pischiutta, the Artistic Consultant of the Festival, had this to say: “Today, there are thousands of Film Festivals everywhere and many people are not used anymore to view films in cinemas but on their TV and on their computer’s screens. Many see films on gadgets and on their phone. These are the facts.

Considering the above, considering the importance and the meaning of our Festival, the most important and renowned nonviolent Film Festival in the world and considering that today, in the era of the internet, there are other ways to reach a big number of viewers, a number that no cinema can contain, I have decided to modify the formula of our Festival.

The next edition, the fifth edition of the Brasov Film Festival will be available to all the world’s viewers via the internet. Everybody will be able, for a few Euros per ticket price, to follow our Festival everywhere in the world. Brasov International Film Festival & Market is the world vanguard of on-line Film Festivals and it is making history. Our Festival will bring to the viewers’ screens feature films, feature documentaries, short films, short documentaries and related presentations”.

Live action feature films, feature documentaries, feature animation films, short documentaries and live action short films may be submitted. From all the films submitted, those selected to receive an Award will be the only ones screened during the Festival (all films screened during the Festival will receive an Award).

All films submitted MUST BE NONVIOLENT ONLY. The films submitted must be available in English or in the original language with English subtitles. Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, permits necessary to present their work. Brasov International Film Festival & Market is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work.

Once a submission is completed, no film can be withdrawn from participating in the Festival should the Festival select it.

The Festival accepts submissions in the following categories only:

Live Action Feature Film (minimum 40 minutes or over)
Feature Animation Film (minimum 40 minutes or more)
Documentaries – Feature (minimum 40 minutes of over)
Documentaries – Short (under 40 minutes)
Live Action Short Film (under 40 minutes)

The submission deadline is: July 29, 2016

Awards & Prizes

– Best Feature Film
– Best Animation Film
– Best Documentary
– Best Short Film
– Best Film Out Of Competition

The following are awarded to feature films only:

– Best Director
– Best Cinematography
– Best Lead Male Actor
– Best Lead Female Actor
– Best Screenplay
– Best Music Score
– Best Art Direction
– Best Costumes

The winners receive an Award Certificate and an original handmade Trophy (valued at $600) that is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

For the second year in a row, in partnership with the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund, the Festival is also handing out the ‘MMBF Rising Star Award’ to an emerging filmmaker. The Award consists of a $250 cash prize and other perks offered by the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund of London, UK.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market is privately owned and organized by Global Film Studio Inc., Canadian company headquartered in Toronto.

Filmmakers may submit their movies via

FilmFreeway

Withoutabox

ClickForFestivals

FilmFestivalLife

CONTACT:
http://www.brasovfilmfestival.com
info@brasovfilmfestival.com
USA Tel: +1-646-300-9232

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Animation films are now accepted at Brasov International Film Festival & Market

Image courtesy of Animation Fascination
Image courtesy of Animation Fascination

Brasov, Romania — March 29, 2016 — For the first time this year, Brasov International Film Festival & Market accepts animation films. All movies must be nonviolent.

In its 5th edition, the Festival is being held September 1 – 11 in the beautiful resort city of Brasov, Transylvania. BRIFF is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world.

The submission deadline is:

July 29, 2016

Filmmakers may submit their movies via:

FilmFreeway
Withoutabox
ClickForFestivals

Awards & Prizes:

– Best Feature Film
– Best Documentary
– Best Short Film
– Best Short Documentary
– Best Film Out Of Competition

The following are awarded to feature films only:

– Best Director
– Best Cinematography
– Best Lead Male Actor
– Best Lead Female Actor
– Best Screenplay
– Best Music Score
– Best Art Direction
– Best Costumes

The winners receive an Award Certificate and an original handmade Trophy (valued at $600) that is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

For the second year in a row, in partnership with the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund, the Festival is also handing out the ‘MMBF Rising Star Award’ to an emerging filmmaker. The Award consists of a $250 cash prize and other perks offered by the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund of London, UK.

Brasov International Film Festival was founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012 to showcase nonviolent, main stream motion pictures and to show that those movies are not only capable of great international success but they are also in high demand by the public.

Over the years, some of the filmmakers awarded here include: Nicole Kidman, Woody Allen, Richard Gere, Keira Knightley, Robert Redford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Harrelson and Cameron Diaz among many others.

Some of the films that have been awarded at Brasov International Film Festival gained access to theatrical releases and have competed for Academy Award®’s nomination consideration.

CONTACT:
http://www.brasovfilmfestival.com
info@brasovfilmfestival.com
USA Tel: +1 646-300-9232

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Shorts and documentaries are now screened at Brasov International Film Festival

Submit your feature film, short or documentary!

Brasov Film Festival 1 banner 2016
Brasov, Romania — March 5, 2016 — Starting this year, in addition to feature films, Brasov International Film Festival & Market welcomes feature documentaries, short documentaries and live action short films. All movies must be nonviolent.

In its 5th edition, the Festival is being held September 1 – 11 in the beautiful resort city of Brasov, Romania. BRIFF is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world.

 

The submission deadline is:

July 29, 2016

Filmmakers may submit their movies via:

FilmFreeway
Withoutabox
ClickForFestivals

 

Awards & Prizes:

– Best Feature Film
– Best Documentary
– Best Short Film
– Best Short Documentary
– Best Film Out Of Competition

The following are awarded to feature films only:

– Best Director
– Best Cinematography
– Best Lead Male Actor
– Best Lead Female Actor
– Best Screenplay
– Best Music Score
– Best Art Direction
– Best Costumes

The winners receive an Award Certificate and an original handmade Trophy (valued at $600) that is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

BRIFF Trophy copy

For the second year in a row, in partnership with the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund, the Festival is also handing out the ‘MMBF Rising Star Award’ to an emerging filmmaker. The Award consists of a $250 cash prize and other perks offered by the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund of London, UK.

Filmmakers may submit their movies via:

FilmFreeway
Withoutabox
ClickForFestivals

Brasov International Film Festival was founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012 to showcase nonviolent, main stream motion pictures and to show that those movies are not only capable of great international success but they are also in high demand by the public.

Over the years, some of the filmmakers awarded here include: Nicole Kidman, Woody Allen, Richard Gere, Keira Knightley, Robert Redford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Harrelson and Cameron Diaz among many others.

Films that have been awarded at Brasov International Film Festival gained access to theatrical releases and have competed for Academy Award®’s nomination consideration.

CONTACT:
http://www.brasovfilmfestival.com
info@brasovfilmfestival.com
USA Tel: +1 646-300-9232

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Brasov Film Festival 2015 – Day 11 – Awards Ceremony

On Sunday night, September 13, the Awards Ceremony took place before a full house of guests.

The Jury of the Festival has selected to award the following:

Best Cinematography Award
Edward Button for OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN – USA

Best Lead Male Actor Award
Ian Doherty for DADDY – USA

Best Costumes Award
Jaswant Singh Mintu for COME BACK JEETU – India

Best Art Direction Award
Anne Zentgraf for FIDDLESTICKS – Germany

Best Music Score Award
Tony Green for THE LIFE AND DEATH OF AN UNHAPPILY MARRIED MAN – USA

Best Lead Female Actor Award
Clara Voda for NIGHTFALL IN INDIA – Spain

Best Screenplay Award
Frank Green for WILDLIKE – USA

Best Film Award
Abbas Rafei for OBLIVION SEASON – Iran

Best Director Award
Mercedes Gaspar for ESCAPES – Spain

Introduction

Awards Ceremony

Interview with ‘Best Cinematographer Award Winner’ Edward Button

Interview with ‘Best Director Award Winner’ Mercedes Gaspar

The Organizers of the Festival have selected to award the following:

Special Award – Best Film Out Of Competition
LET’S DANCE TO THE RHYTHM – Goa, India / 
Produced by Muguel Barreto

Special Award
Producer Elio Dell’Unto – Toronto, Canada

Special Award – The IMAGE of Brasov Film Festival 2015
Actor Andrei Neamtu

MMBF Rising Star Award (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund) – London, UK
Actress Denisa Barvon

Interview with Producer Elio Dell’Unto

Interview with Actor Andrei Neamtu

Interview with Actress Denisa Barvon

Awards Ceremony 2015

Brasov Film Festival 2015 – Day 10

The ninth and last film In-Competition, THE LIFE AND DEATH OF AN UNHAPPILY MARRIED MAN, was screened at the Brasov International Film Festival on Saturday, September 12.

The film is about a young man (Tommy Beardmore) disillusioned with his failing marriage and dead end career who abruptly decides to visit his past to figure out where it all went wrong.

The movie is an American production starring D’arcy Fellona and Tommy Beardmore. It is written, directed and produced by Josh Hope, produced by Mikki Raphael Rosenberg, Josh Hope, Tommy Beardmore & Chris Hong. Director of Photography – Seth Savoy. Composer – Tony Green. Editor – Chris Hong.

Before presenting the movie, actress Denisa Barvon and director Bruno Pischiutta introduce and thank the volunteers who have assisted the organizers of the Festival this year.

Producer Daria Trifu interviews actress Mary Spark who is soon to play a role in the upcoming feature film by Bruno Pischiutta.

Brasov Film Festival 2015 – Day 9

The feature film WILDLIKE, a USA 2015 production written, directed and produced by Frank Green, was the eight film to screen In-Competition at the Brasov International Film Festival on Friday, September 11.

From the beautiful and enchanting state of Alaska comes this very delicate film about the sexual abuse of children. The performances of the leading stars, Bruce Greenwood (I Robot, Star Trek, Flight), Ella Purnell (she played the young Angelina Jolie in Disney’s Maleficent) and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker, Flight) are very sober and dramatic.

14-year-old Mackenzie (Ella Purnell), a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent by her struggling mother to live with her uncle (Brian Geraghty) in Juneau, Alaska. She runs away and an unlikely friendship with a loner backpacker (Bruce Greenwood) forms in the spectacular Alaska wilderness, giving a runaway girl hope and sanctuary in America’s last frontier.

Director’s statement:

Frank Green“I have been very close to all facets of this story for some time. I delved into the landscape of Alaska and studied the trauma that girls and women endure from childhood sexual abuse.”

Producer and Festival Director Daria Trifu, film director and Festival’s Artistic Consultant Bruno Pischiutta and actress Denisa Barvon introduce the 8th film In-Competition from the USA, WILDLIKE.

Actress Andreea Dumitru was also present at the Festival and she was interviewed by actress Denisa Barvon following the screening of WILDLIKE. Here she mentions the upcoming feature film she will play in entitled THE BAD JOKE directed by Bruno Pischiutta.

Brasov Film Festival 2015 – Day 8

The feature film DADDY, a USA 2015 production by Iranian director Mahmoud Shoolizadeh, was the seventh film to screen In-Competition at the Brasov International Film Festival on Thursday, September 10. The film was presented as a World Premiere.

DADDY is starring Ian Doherty and Alyssa Marchalletta.

When he (Ian Doherty) finds out that his girlfriend (Alyssa Marchalletta) is pregnant, a troubled teen changes his ways and tries passionately to prepare for fatherhood, but he has an extremely hard time to cope with the unexpected and shocking challenge he is facing.

This is a very well realized American feature film and it is exceptional because it has been produced with a zero dollars budget.

Producer and Festival Director Daria Trifu together with film director and Festival’s Artistic Consultant Bruno Pischiutta and actress Denisa Barvon introduce DADDY before its screening In-Competition at the Brasov Film Festival.

 

Brasov Film Festival 2015 – Day 7

The sixth film In-Competition, from Spain, had its Romanian premiere at the Brasov International Film Festival on Wednesday evening, September 9. The film is ESCAPES (Spanish: HUIDAS) written, directed and produced by Mercedes Gaspar who was present for the screening. The movie is starring Huichi Chiu and Liberto Rabal.

Director Bruno Pischiutta and actress Denisa Barvon interview Spanish director Mercedes Gaspar on the stage of Brasov International Film Festival & Market before the screening of her movie.

Following the success of the film at the Festival, producer Daria Trifu has conducted an interview with Mercedes Gaspar.

In attendance, there was also Cicerone Busuioc, the PR Manager of the Iubim Brasovul Group, who discussed the movie with the director.

ESCAPES

After the death of her father, the leading character, a young girl named China (Huichi Chiu) goes on trip that will help her to find the human being’s essence. During this travel, she will discover that running away from her past and present is not the way to solve her problems.

Brasov Film Festival 2015 – DAY 6

The fifth film In-Competition, from Iran, had its European premiere at the Brasov International Film Festival on Tuesday evening, September 8. The film was OBLIVION SEASON, directed and produced by Abbas Rafei and written by Ali Asghari. The movie is starring Sareh Bayat and Amin Zendeghani.

An ex-prostitute (Sareh Bayat) starts a new life by marrying her loved one (Amin Zendeghani) but leaving the shadow of her dark past is not as easy as it seemed before. Now she is the prisoner of her husband and in order to earn her freedom she should fight with the chauvinistic society of Iran.

Director’s view:

Abbas Rafei (2)“I tried to show a woman behind bars and fences all over today’s Tehran, who is trying to overcome all the intolerance and traditional and religious dogmatism in her society in order to live and stay alive. A society which doesn’t wish to let her forget the past.”

 

Once again, following the success of the film at the Festival, filmmakers and guests have gathered at the restaurant Die Stube – the second location of the event.