OFFicyna Association has always had a great interest in Visegrad art and culture. That is why we invited again artists and film specialist from Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia to join our Szczecin European Film Festival. Representatives from Visegrad countries will be present at the Opening Ceremony, as well as other festival;s‘ events, including „V4 at SEFF”
During the festival a special Visegrad cinema presentation will take place „the Fourth Dimension of Eueope”, showing the newest documenatyry productions from Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.
This year's project partners are friends and partners of the festival's organiser of many years – the OFFicyna Association. These are the Aulea Foundation from Hungary (Aulea Foundation for Performing Arts), the East Silver East European Film Forum from the Czech Republic (Institute of Documentary Film IDF), which also supported us in previous years, as well as the Association of Slovak Film Clubs ASFK and the Slovakian KINEČKO (NGO EEE) film magazine.
The project is co-financed by the International Visegrad Fund.
V4 Programme at SEFF'14
Association of Slovak Film Clubs (ASFK)
Association of Slovak Film Clubs (ASFK) is a civic association established in 1993. It is the biggest artfilm distributor in Slovak cinema theatres. It registers 47 film clubs in 2014. Its main focus is on promotion of European art films, it focuses on wider presentation of Slovak, Czech, Polish and Hungarian cinema and is the only distributor of outstanding works and archive films from the golden fund of the world´s cinema. The two main events ASFK organizes is the IFF FEBIOFEST (22nd edition, March 2015) and PROJEKT 100 (20th edition Sept. – Dec. 2014). Among other film releated activities ASFK runs educative projects Nové kino (New cinema) dedicated to programmers and managers of cinemas, Filmy pre školy (Films for schools) and Filmovy kabinet deťom (Film cabinet for kids). (the text hasn´t been proofred)
INSTITUTE OF DOCUMENTARY FILM (IDF)
Founded in 2001, INSTITUTE OF DOCUMENTARY FILM (IDF) is a non-profit training and networking centre based in Prague Czech Republic. We support Central and Eastern European creative documentary films, strong character-driven projects afflicting international audiences. With our activities, we delve into all stages of filmmaking - development (Ex Oriente Film), funding, production, post-production (East European Forum, East Doc Platform), cross-platform projects (Doc Tank), distribution and festival service (East Silver Market, East Silver Caravan). Over 180 films have been developed, produced and successfully completed within our activities. Moreover, almost 1000 titles have been distributed and awarded at major international film festivals.
KINEČKO is a film magazine that represents a platform for international, but mainly Slovak professional public and art-oriented readers. KINEČKO reflects cinema in the context of contemporary culture, and present to the public a profound analysis of filmmaking. Its purpose is to serve as a source of information and a platform for unofficial, yet well-founded debate between contemporary filmmakers and film critics, and for the presentation of film and film criticism abroad. It contains interviews and film reviews, as well as space for interviews with documentary filmmakers, dialogues between directors and producers, students and pedagogues, etc. Another contribution of KINEČKO is the fact that it releases DVDs with films that cannot be found in regular distribution. Every year 5 issues in slovak language and on issue in english language are published.
AULEA Foundation is a non-governmental organisation for public utility established in 2005. Its main activities have originally been producing and presenting stageworks, organising workshops and festivals. The scope of activities –due to interdisciplinary artworks - has broadened during the almost 10 years of our existence, nowadays including music, film, and other visual arts, theatre in education and audience building as well.
Since 2012 Aulea Foundation has been operating in close cooperation with Art Quarter Budapest, an international artist-in-residence centre that receives artists from all around the world working in the field of music, circus, literature, theatre, dance, film and other visual arts. Besides offering our residency programme we present fresh works of different artforms (performances, films, exhibitions) within Hungary and abroad.