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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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Articles from around the world 2015

 

MEHR News Agency‘Oblivion Season’ bags award for Best Film at US filmfest. The movie has so far won many awards and titles at international events including the Best Film Award at Brasov International Film Festival (BRIFF)

By MEHR News Agency

LOGO_TehranTimesDanish Arts and Cinema Corner to screen “Oblivion Season”

By Tehran Times – Culture

MEHR News Agency‘Oblivion Season’ to vie at Sanford Filmfest.

By MEHR News Agency

 

The Times of India‘Nachom-ia Kumpasar’ (Let’s Dance to the Rhythm) wins at Dada Saheb Phalke film fest

By The Times of India

herald_logoNachom-ia Kumpasar bags Dadasaheb Phalke Film award

By Team Herald

 

Brasov International Film Festival and Market on 2CAMELS2camels-logo-medium

By Paul Dodson for 2CAMELS Festivals & Events

 

MEHR News Agency‘Oblivion Season’ wins best title of 2016 at US filmfest.

By MEHR News Agency

 

MEHR News AgencyOblivion Season bags 2 awards at Queens World Filmfest.

By MEHR News Agency

 

LOGO_TehranTimes“Oblivion Season”, the winner of the “Best Film” award at Brasov Film Festival, wins nominations at U.S. festival

By Tehran Times Art Desk

Nyoooz“Let’s Dance to the Rhythm” now on Oscar eligibility list

By Nyoooz

The Times of IndiaNachom-ia Kumpasar (Let’s Dance to the Rhythm) now on Oscar eligibility list

By The Times of India

MEHR News AgencyGlobetrotting ‘Oblivion Season’ wins in Australia

By MEHR News Agency

 

LOGO_TehranTimes“Oblivion Season” named best film at Asiatica festival

By Tehran Times, Iran’s Leading International Daily

LOGO_TehranTimes“Oblivion Season” to compete in Asiatica

By Tehran Times, Iran’s Leading International Daily

MEHR News Agency‘Oblivion Season’ to open Italian film fest

By MEHR News Agency

 

02TT01A.qxdAfter winning the Best Costumes award at the Brasov International Film Festival & Market this year, ‘Ghar Aaja Jeetu’ travels to Kolkata International Film Festival

By The Tribune (India) – Voice of the People

news_irna‘Oblivion Season’ to vie at Germany’s Braunschweig film festival

By Islamic Republic News Agency

 

logo‘Oblivion Season’ to vie at Germany’s Braunschweig film festival

By Persian Multimedia

MEHR News Agency‘Oblivion Season a film for all seasons’

By MEHR News Agency

 

Iranian film awarded at Brasov Film Festival and at Buffalo International Film FestivalPressTV

By PressTV – Iranian international news network, broadcasting in English

02TT01A.qxdIndependent ‘Punjabi film ‘Ghar Aaja Jeetu’ (Come Back Jeetu) wins global accolades – The film received the Best Costumes Award at the Brasov International Film Festival 2015

By The Tribune (India) – Voice of the People

logoIranian film won awards at American film festival

By Persian Multimedia

plogo“Oblivion Season” by Iranian director Abbas Rafei crowned best at Universal Film Festival

By Payvand – Top Iran and USA News Headlines / Tehran Times

 

The Iran ProjectIranian film bags awards at American filmfest

By The Iran Project / MEHR News Agency

 

LOGO_TehranTimes“Oblivion Season” crowned best at Universal Film Festival

By Tehran Times, Iran’s Leading International Daily

MEHR News AgencyIranian film bags awards at American filmfest

By NEHR News Agency

 

The Oblivion Season to vie at Universal Filmfest.MEHR News Agency

By MEHR News Agency

 

“Oblivion Season” named best film at Romanian festivalMEHR News Agency

By MEHR News Agency

 

MEHR News AgencyOblivion Season wins Brasov IFF award

By MEHR News Agency

 

MEHR News AgencyIranian film to vie at Romanian filmfest

By MEHR News Agency

 

Iran NewsSareh Bayat named Best Actress at New Jersey Film Festival

By REAL IRAN

 

logoNachom-ia Kumpasar selected to compete at major Film Festivals Internationally

By Web NEWSWIRE

 

MEHR News AgencyMore Awards for “Oblivion Season”

By MEHR News Agency

 

 

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Filme non-violente dedicate femeilor din întreaga lume şi prejudecăţilor cu care se confruntă

By Iulian Cuibar – Buna Ziua Brasov (Newspaper)

MEHR News AgencyBrasov International Film Festival to host Iran’s Oblivion Season

By MEHR News Agency

 

LOGO_TehranTimes

“Oblivion Season” to compete in Brasov filmfest

By Tehran Times, Iran’s Leading International Daily

sigla_mexPregătiri pentru Festivalul Internaţional de Film Braşov

By Mihaela Gradinaru – Monitorul Expres (Romania)

 

mesagerul-logoBraşov Internaţional Film Festival & Market, la ediţia a patra

By Mesagerul de Covasna

logoIranian film to vie at Romanian film festival

By Persian Multimedia

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By Robert Cadar – Romanticu.org

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

~~~

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 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 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.

Brasov Film Festival 2015 – DAY 5

The forth film In-Competition, an International Premiere from the USA, was screened on Monday evening, September 7. The film was OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN, directed by Liz Hinlein and produced by Diane Marshall-Green, Liz Hinlein, Adrienne Harris and Edward Button. The director of photography is Edward Button who is also present at the Festival. The movie is starring Diane Marshall-Green and Chad Michael Murray.

This feature film gives us a view of the young filmmakers’ scene in Los Angeles as well as the life and issues of homeless kids.

Reeling from the death of her famous father, filmmaker Samantha Trassler (Diane Marshall-Green) falls down the rabbit hole of PK (Chad Michael Murray), a charismatic homeless man who becomes the subject of her latest documentary. She is at loose ends until PK gives her renewed purpose. Their affair, however, threatens to tear apart the fabric of both of their lives.

The Festival is proud to have presented this beautiful film that has been written, directed and produced by women. This year, Brasov International Film Festival is dedicated to the women of the world and their problems and challenges.

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 – where actress Denisa Barvon has interviewed Edward Button about his experience working on OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN.

Brasov Film Festival 2015 – Day 2

The first film In-Competition was screened yesterday evening in front of a full house made out primarily of children and their parents. The film screened was FIDDLESTICKS, directed and produced by Veit Helmer, from Germany.

In the audience there were also present actor Florin Opritescu from Madrid, producer Miguel Baretto from Paris, producer and cinematographer Edward Button from New York, producer Elio Dell’Unto from Toronto, actress Andreea Dumitru and actor Andrei Neamtu from Brasov.

FIDDLESTICKS is an amazing film for children. It is a very sophisticated and elaborated production. The cast is composed by both adults and children.

Bollersdorf town is average. Its citizens take great pride in being average and go to great lengths to remain average. The children of Bollersdorf have had a bellyful of average and with the help of their pet coati they set about freeing their grandparents from the local old folks’ home. A hilarious caper ensues to create a new world record to put Bollersdorf on the map and make it a centre of technology.

The film is starring Benno Furmann, Fritzi Haberland, Alexander Scheer and Rolf Zacher. Brasov International Film Festival has screened the Romanian version of the movie (dubbed in Romanian language).

Following the screening, Daria Trifu and actress Denisa Barvon have interviewed some of the kids present.

Daria Trifu and Denisa Barvon are interviewing some of the kids who have attended the screening of the feature film for children, FIDDLESTICKS (directed by Veit Helmer). This movie is presented at the Festival, In-Competition.