Apr 23 2013

Very Short Film Festival This Friday at Ciné Utopia

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SOURCE: http://www.chronicle.lu

Utopia S.A., in collaboration with Orange and “Bouneweger Stuff”, has announced the return of the “Festival des Très Courts” (Very short Film Festival) in the Grand Duchy.

After an absence of three years, Luxembourg has rejoined the ranks of participants. Besides being screened in many French cinemas, the 2013 edition of “Très Courts” is also being organised in New Caledonia, in the Palestinian Territories, Colombia, China, Guatemala and Tunisia, to name a few.

A total of 100 cities across 25 countries are offering – during the period from 26 April to 5 May, 2013 – this global cinema solidarity moment. The Grand Duchy is among the first to broadcast the programme this year, consisting of 46 films (with a duration of less than 3 minutes – excluding title and credits), selected from more than 2,000 films screened, representing fifteen countries from Germany to Australia via England, Denmark, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Romania, Poland, Russia, USA and France. Among the participants can be found the young filmmaker from Luxembourg, Carlo Vogele, sho competes with “A Furtiva Lagrima”.

2013 is marked by the emergence of Iberian-American films (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain). A recurring theme this year, stories of love and failures, oscillating between laughter and tears. The 2013 edition is nonetheless a departure from the previous general tone, being both darker and more serious. A clear sign that the film is a reflection of society, even in times of economic crisis.

The Jury in 2013 is under the leadership of Marianne Slot, French producer of Danish origin, working with Lars von Trier since 1995, and will award three prizes: Grand Prize, Animation Prize and Prize for Originality. The 2013 jury members include a Luxembourg representative: Jacky Beck, Country Manager Luxembourg and France at Utopia S.A.

All spectators in all participating cities can vote for the Audience Award. All the votes are added up and the winner will be announced on 3 May 2013 in Paris.

After the screening, the audience is invited to go to “Bouneweger Stuff” to continue the evening (on presentation of your cinema ticket for the event, enjoy a drink of your choice for free.

Tickets cost €8.80 (reduced tariff: €7.30) and e-tickets can be purchased online at www.utopolis.lu or by cast at Ciné Utopia, or by tel: 22 46 11.

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SOURCE: http://www.chronicle.lu

Utopia S.A., in collaboration with Orange and “Bouneweger Stuff”, has announced the return of the “Festival des Très Courts” (Very short Film Festival) in the Grand Duchy.

After an absence of three years, Luxembourg has rejoined the ranks of participants. Besides being screened in many French cinemas, the 2013 edition of “Très Courts” is also being organised in New Caledonia, in the Palestinian Territories, Colombia, China, Guatemala and Tunisia, to name a few.

A total of 100 cities across 25 countries are offering – during the period from 26 April to 5 May, 2013 – this global cinema solidarity moment. The Grand Duchy is among the first to broadcast the programme this year, consisting of 46 films (with a duration of less than 3 minutes – excluding title and credits), selected from more than 2,000 films screened, representing fifteen countries from Germany to Australia via England, Denmark, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Romania, Poland, Russia, USA and France. Among the participants can be found the young filmmaker from Luxembourg, Carlo Vogele, sho competes with “A Furtiva Lagrima”.

2013 is marked by the emergence of Iberian-American films (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain). A recurring theme this year, stories of love and failures, oscillating between laughter and tears. The 2013 edition is nonetheless a departure from the previous general tone, being both darker and more serious. A clear sign that the film is a reflection of society, even in times of economic crisis.

The Jury in 2013 is under the leadership of Marianne Slot, French producer of Danish origin, working with Lars von Trier since 1995, and will award three prizes: Grand Prize, Animation Prize and Prize for Originality. The 2013 jury members include a Luxembourg representative: Jacky Beck, Country Manager Luxembourg and France at Utopia S.A.

All spectators in all participating cities can vote for the Audience Award. All the votes are added up and the winner will be announced on 3 May 2013 in Paris.

After the screening, the audience is invited to go to “Bouneweger Stuff” to continue the evening (on presentation of your cinema ticket for the event, enjoy a drink of your choice for free.

Tickets cost €8.80 (reduced tariff: €7.30) and e-tickets can be purchased online at www.utopolis.lu or by cast at Ciné Utopia, or by tel: 22 46 11.

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