Jul 09 2008

Diractors Film Festival launched

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The 2nd Diractors International Film Festival will be held from Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th October 2008, as announced at a press conference earlier today (Tuesday).

Speaking at today’s launch were Mme Octavie Modert, Secretary of State for Culture, Higher Education and Research; Mr Paul Helminger, Mayor of Luxembourg City; Mme Colette Flesch, President of the Festival de Cinema – Ville de Luxembourg asbl; Mme Suzel Pietri, Deleguee Generale of DirActors; Mr Nico Simon of Utopia SA; and Mr Claude Bertemes of Cinematheque.

The festival is being held at Utopolis, Utopia and Cinematheque cinemas in Luxembourg city and Luxembourg-Kirchberg and is devoted to actors who go on to become directors. 

This year’s programme – to be confirmed in the autumn – will see ten feature films released in the past year by Josiane Balasko, Sandrine Bonnaire, Amy Redford, Ursula Meier, Til Schweiger, Maiwenn and others. It will also feature a “Carte Blanche” involving a number of international actors-directors and around which public meetings will be arranged. Actors, directors and producers who have worked with them are being invited to share their experiences. Those invited (and yet to confirm their attendance) include Sir Richard Attenborough (UK), Sofia Coppola (US), Agnes Jaoui and Jean-Marc Barr (both FR), Bouli Lanners (BE) and Detlev Buck (DE). The festival will also include concert-screenings around Max Linder’s short films (1910-1914) and “He Who Gets Slapped” (1924), by Victor Sjostrom (Sweden). And a number of school screenings (free entry for pre-registered) will also be organized.

The budget for the festival is around 500,000 euros which is partly financed by sponsorship.

Tickets
A 5-film Pass costs 20 euros (15 euros reduced rate) and a single ticket costs 5 euros (4 euros reduced rate) – not valid for the concert-screenings which are 10 euros (5 euros reduced rate).

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The 2nd Diractors International Film Festival will be held from Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th October 2008, as announced at a press conference earlier today (Tuesday).

Speaking at today’s launch were Mme Octavie Modert, Secretary of State for Culture, Higher Education and Research; Mr Paul Helminger, Mayor of Luxembourg City; Mme Colette Flesch, President of the Festival de Cinema – Ville de Luxembourg asbl; Mme Suzel Pietri, Deleguee Generale of DirActors; Mr Nico Simon of Utopia SA; and Mr Claude Bertemes of Cinematheque.

The festival is being held at Utopolis, Utopia and Cinematheque cinemas in Luxembourg city and Luxembourg-Kirchberg and is devoted to actors who go on to become directors. 

This year’s programme – to be confirmed in the autumn – will see ten feature films released in the past year by Josiane Balasko, Sandrine Bonnaire, Amy Redford, Ursula Meier, Til Schweiger, Maiwenn and others. It will also feature a “Carte Blanche” involving a number of international actors-directors and around which public meetings will be arranged. Actors, directors and producers who have worked with them are being invited to share their experiences. Those invited (and yet to confirm their attendance) include Sir Richard Attenborough (UK), Sofia Coppola (US), Agnes Jaoui and Jean-Marc Barr (both FR), Bouli Lanners (BE) and Detlev Buck (DE). The festival will also include concert-screenings around Max Linder’s short films (1910-1914) and “He Who Gets Slapped” (1924), by Victor Sjostrom (Sweden). And a number of school screenings (free entry for pre-registered) will also be organized.

The budget for the festival is around 500,000 euros which is partly financed by sponsorship.

Tickets
A 5-film Pass costs 20 euros (15 euros reduced rate) and a single ticket costs 5 euros (4 euros reduced rate) – not valid for the concert-screenings which are 10 euros (5 euros reduced rate).

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