Sighisoara – A Medieval Tale

19 10 2011

In august 2011, AndemMotionFilms finished the presentation film for Sighisoara City. The 30 minute documentary was made for Sighisoara Municipality after 6 months of shooting and editing.

We invite you to discover Sighisoara as we see it and enjoy the film’s trailer!

The old medieval city of Sighişoara, with its small paved streets, conceals and reveals at each step sights that enchant the eye and incite the imagination. The unmistakable beauty and personality of the city have come to life throughout centuries of history. Today, Sighisoara invites you to discover its medieval mystery and its contemporary charm, on rhythms of drums and flute.

Directed by: Mihai Andrei & Theodora Alexandra Luca
Romanian voice-over: Cristi Dumitrescu
English translation: Alexandra Sandu
German translation: Anda Voineag

We thank the Sighisoara Municipality and Sighisoara History Museum!

Check out our “making of” photos and the cover, credits Thea Luca!


Advertising Life 2011 – WE ARE EUROPEANS!?

13 01 2011

Advertising Life 2011 – WE ARE EUROPEANS!? “Somewhere in Europe”

Deadline 3rd of March 2011

Also check out: Busho Film Festival Deadline30TH APRIL 2011

You can still enter your fiction, animation or experimental film for free that is no longer than 30 minutes and was made after 1. January 2008.

You can not only send the registration form on-line but you can also upload your film for the pre-jury to review. Those whom movies make it to the final we require a screening copy as well. Of course whoever wish to send their film by postal service they are free to do so.

Entry form:


The AZYL festival of Bratislava again calls for entries to the Advertising Life competition, which like last year will be hosted in Hungary by BUSHO festival for the third time. The goal of this call is to get 1 minute shorts from makers that is related to their slogen „reklama na život” roughly means advertising life.

This year’s subject is: We are Europeans!? Armed with last years’ experience the major change is that the pieces will be judged in 4 countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland) by separate juries then the 10 finalists from each country will compete in the final in Prague. The winner’s reward again is €3000.-!

New feature is that from this year you can upload your short online as well and that we also accept entries that were not made by an individual but in the frame of „advertising LIFE workshop which is most likely to be held from the middle of february. The main sponsor of the event in each country is the Open Society Institute, partner is the International Visegrad Fund, whereas the Hungarian partners are Duna TV,, ASIFA Hungary, Metrion Group, Kodak and Balassi Institute, furthermore the entries that are registered in Hungary we forward them to BuSho Festival. We still aspire for your works to be shown as many forums as possible and after the final decision of the jury they could be seen on popular internet portals where the public can also value them.

Terms and conditions of an entry:

1. It should be no longer than 1 minute

2. Please read the entry form carefully and fill it out appropriately. Send it along by 3rd of March 2011 (til 24:00) the latest with the work attached. Send it to: BuSho Film Festival, Gombolyag Alapítvány, 1141-Budapest, Szugló u. 83. Download entry form at

Or upload it with!

3. Technical parameters: 720×576 DV.PAL 48kHz 16bit stereo

4. All entries to be subtitled in English! (burnt in, not optional)

5. The genre of a movie can be freely chosen from: comedy, drama, action, musical, horror, thriller etc.

6. The category of a movie can be freely chosen from: fiction, animation, documentary, experimental etc.

7. It cannot contain of explicit language and offend any human rights.

8. It cannot contain of any musical part that is not free of copyrights. It is always the maker’s responsibility to assure that no copyright issue to be arisen.

9. A maximum of 3 entries per maker.

10. The works will be valued by a technical jury that’s members will be announced at a later date.

11. Prizes of the Budapest final: 1st: $1,000.- / 2nd:     $600.- / 3rd: $400.-

12. Prizes of the international and main final: 1st: €3,000.- / 2nd: €1,000.- / 3rd: €500.-

The best 30 pieces according to the local jury’s voting will be shown in each country as follows:

After Prague, Warsaw and Bratislava in Budapest!

The winners will be officially announced on the 6. April in Prague.

All the entries will be on screen at the 7th BuSho Festival in Budapest in September.


Festivalul de Film One World 2010

10 11 2010

One World este un festival de film dedicat drepturilor omului initiat de Vaclav Havel (fost presedinte al Cehiei) in 1999. One World Prague, a devenit cel mai mare festival de acest fel din Europa si s-a extins in orase ca Bruxelles, Madrid, New York sau Kiev.

In Romania, Festivalul  One World a implinit 3 ani. Daca in primii doi ani a fost sub patronatul Centrului Ceh, din 2010 se afla si in grija nou fondatei asociatii ONE WORLD ROMANIA.

Avand ca motto ALEGE SA-TI PESE, festivalul doreste ca prin proiectiile  filmelor documentare urmate de dezbateri libere sa creeze o comunitate activa, formată din publicul tanar, deschis spre nou şi curios, tineri ce isi doresc sa cunoasca si sa se implice in problemele cu care se confrunta ceilalti.

Intre 9 si 27 noiembrie “Bagatela”, “Kites”, “Goodbye, how are you?”, “The Living”, “Hair India”, “Stella” si “Carmen Meets Borat”, 7 dintre cele mai interesante filme ale editiei a 3a a festivalului, vor ajunge in Brasov, Constanta, Cluj, Piatra Neamt, Timisoara si Targu Mures.

Programul filmelor:

Cluj Napoca // Cinema Victoria, B-dul Eroilor, Nr. 51 // Casa Tranzit, Str. Baritiu Nr. 16

Partener: Patrir

Cinema Victoria
In fiecare seara de la ora 22 (dupa filmele de la cinema Victoria) vor avea loc Cafenele de idei in “Le general”!

Joi – 11 noiembrie
16:00 – 18:00    Hair India – (Marco Leopardi & Raffaele Brunetti / Italia / 2008 / 73 min)
18:00 – 20:30    The Living – (Serhiy Bukovsy / Ucraina / 2008 / 75 min)
20:30 – 22:00    Bagatela – (Jorge Caballero / Spania, Columbia / 2008 / 74 min)

Vineri – 12 noiembrie
14:00 – 16:00   Good bye, How are you? – (Boris Mitic / Serbia / 2009 / 56 min)
20:30 – 22:00   Kites – (Beata Dzianowicz / Polonia / 2008 / 79 min)
Sambata – 13 noiembrie
16:00 – 18:00    When Borat came to town – (Mercedes Stalenhoef / Olanda / 2008 / 60 min)
20:30 – 22:00    Stella – (Vanina Vignal / Franta / 2006 / 77 min)

Casa Tranzit

Joi – 11 noiembrie
Ora 16:00 – 17:30 Kites
Ora 18:00 – 20:00 When borat came to town
Vineri – 12 noiembrie
Ora 16:00 – 18:00 Bagatella
Ora 18:00 – 19:30 Stella + masa rotunda
Sambata – 13 noiembrie
Ora 16:00 – 18:00 Hair india
Ora 18:00 – 20:30 The Living

Este a doua ediţia a festivalului care se desfăşoară la Cluj-Napoca.

deschiderea festivalului (11 noiembrie) va fi marcata de o conferinta de presa la care vor participa organizatori, un reprezentant la CNCD (Consiliului National pentru Combaterea Discriminarii) si inca 2-3 invitati surpriza

• pe langa discutiile din cinema de dupa film, in fiecare seara de la ora 22:00, dupa proiectia ultimului film vor avea loc discutii cu publicul doritor in format “cafenele de idei” la Le General (cafe-barul de pe str. Eroilor)

vineri dupa-amiaza (12 noiembrie), de la ora 19:30 va avea loc o masa rotunda la Casa Tranzit la care pe langa public, vor participa cativa invitati reprezentanti ai altor ONG-uri, profesori universitari, etc.

Cyprus International Film Festival- 5th Day and Awards

1 11 2010

The last day of film projections at the 5th Cyprus International Film Festival began with the projection of Medea (Natalia Kuznetsova, Russia) followed by I, Giannoulis Halepas (Stella Arkenyi, Greece).

The Golden Aphrodite projections included the films Birds of Prey (Rakesh Mehta, India) and Love in a Different Language (Ilksen Basarir, Turkey).

Producer “Love in a Different Language”

The night ended with the much awaited Strella (Panagiotis Koutras, Greece).

Closing Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony, which took place on the 18th of October, at Pallas Theatre in Nicosia,represented a glamorous event, attended by some significant personalities in the film industry and other fields as well. Mrs Aigli Kammitsi, President of the Cultural Committee of the Municipality of Nicosia, Mr Fotis, Fotou, Mr George Iliopoulos for the European Committee Bureau in Cyrpus, Mrs Evi Rizou Greek Embassy in Cyprus Press Office representative,  Mr Constantinos Christofides , Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs in the University of Cyprus and chairman of UCY Voice, Mr Vassilov, President of the Russian Cultural Centre in Cyprus,  fashion designer Sia Dimitriades, Cyprus Tourism Organization Official Bakis Loizides, Marios Filippou and Onisilos Pavlides from Cyprus University Film Association as well as Micky Georgiou from PLUS TV. In 2006 Mr Fotis Fotou, former Chariman of Cyprus Tourism Organization along with former Minister of Education and Culture Pefkios Georgiades, whose memory and spirit is still alive, found and supported the festival. Mr Fotiou underlined the fact that the Festival has now become an acclaimed organization.

The event was also attended by some of the Jury Committee Members who for this festival’s edition were: the Cypriot actor and director Costas Demeitriou, the Greek actress and director Alexandra Pavlidou, the songwriter Kostas Cacogiannis, the film producer George Stefanopoulos, and the film critic Alexandros Romanos Lizardos.

Award presentation was made by Cypriot actress Maria Filippou. During the event a special screening of the short film took place, which was made during the workshop “Actor in front of the camera” organized and carried out by Thanassis Sarantos. Nicosia’s University Cinema Club awarded the best short and animation films.

Highly important is the fact that a Turkish filmLove in a Different Language, was not only much awarded in multiple categories (Best Leading Actor in a Feature Film, Best Script in a Feature Film, Best Director in a Feature Film), but also received the Golden Aphrodite, proving thus that art has no political borders.


Τhe “Best Cinematography in a Short film” award winner is French director:

Antoine Carpentier for his extraordinary work in the Short Film Caron (France)

The “Best Short Film” award winner is the director:

Michal Szczesniak for the Polish film Boat (Lodka) (Poland)

“Nostimon Imar” award winner is:

Greek descendant citizen of Germany Costa Kalogiros for the film Apology (Germany)

Τhe “Best Antiquity film” award winner is the director:

George Petritsis for the documentary film The Seven Sages of Antiquity (Greece)

BEST ANTIQUITY – SPECIAL  MENTION  for the Music Score to the feature film MEDEA directed by Natalia Kuznetsova(Russia)

Τhe “Best Animated Film” award winner is the director:

Tomek Bagiński for the magnificently tender yet provoking world he created through his film The Kinematograph(Poland)

Τhe “Best Dance Film” award winner is the director:

Kimmo Alakunnas for the metaphorical view of modern life through the film An Ant (Finland)

Τhe “Fair Play” award winners are the directors:

Britney Oldham, Sara London and Talia London for their outstanding film Canoe Pulling – A Lummi way of life(U.S.A.)

The “Best Greek- Cypriot Film” award winner is the director:

Nick Kapros for the short film Trachoni (Austria/Cyprus)

The “Audience Short Film” award was given to:

Aghis Paikos for the film Ashes of Summer (Cyprus)

Veteran’s Award:

An innovative Award for filmmakers who have directed more than three films. This year’s veteran’s award was given to the film «Pile Up» by Ferenc Torok (Hungary). The film was selected for this award by Festival’s Artistic Director, Tony Srour.

Golden Aphrodite Awards

Significantly important were the films in Competition for Golden Aphrodite. Deriving from different origins, describing entirely different worlds but equally exciting, these films competing for the Festival’s grand Prize, stand out as exemplary creative films.

“Best Cinematography in Feature film” award winner is: Jose Manuel Roig for the film Golden Gag (Spain)

“Best Leading Actor in Feature Film” award winner is:

Mert Firat for the performance he delivered in the film Love in a different language (Turkey)

“Best Leading Actress in Feature Film” award winner is:

Efi Logginou for the performance she delivered in the film 45m2 (Greece)

“Best Editing in Feature Film” award winner is:

Moek de Groot for editing the film Bollywood Hero (The Netherlands)

“Best Script in Feature Film” award winner is:

İlksen Başarır for writing the script of the film Love in a different language (Turkey)

“Best production design in Feature Film” award winners are:

Anton Smit & Hanneke Niens for the production design of the film Bollywood Hero (The Netherlands)

“Best sets/costumes in Feature Film” award winner is:

Monica Celeste for the sets and costumes designed for the film Iago (Italy)

“Best Music score in Feature Film” award winner is:

Michele Braga for composing the music score of Iago (Italy)

“Best Director in Feature Film” award winner is:

İlksen Başarır for directing the film Love in a different language (Turkey)


All in all, this was the 5th edition of Cyprus International Film FestivalThe biggest, most anticipated film festival not only in Cyprus but in a wide area was organized for another time in order to move, encharm, entertain and present the most auspicious film trends to the die-hard cinemagoers and to first- timers in getting to know significant pieces of the Seventh Art.

See you at CYIFF 6th Edition!


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Cyprus International Film Festival- Cinema Love

28 10 2010

Friday, 15th of October

The next days at Pantheon Art Cinema invited the audience to enjoy the wonderful world of the art of cinema and world-wide movies.

On Friday the 15th of October, spectators were invited from 17.00 to watch films on their taste, either animation, shorts or feature. The Golden Aphrodite screened two films in competition, a Greek and Spanish film, namely “45 SQ.MTRS” (Stratos Tzitzis) and “The Golden Gag” (Maria Jose Ruiz Fenollera).

Maria José Ruiz Fenollera, film director “The Golden Gag”

Javier Dampierre (film director EL COCODRILO NILO)

Saturday, 16th of October

The 4th day of the CYIFF found its enthusiastics participants in the “Actor in front of the Cameraworkshop in the midst of shooting a short film (more information in the article Making of of “Beyond the Walls”)

The Short Film Mania from 17.00 to 21.30 received a warm welcome from the audience, who had the opportunity to discuss with the film directors, producers or actors from the films screened.

Crew “Deserted”

Leonidas Kossis and Agis Paikos (actor and film director “Ashes of Summer”)

Representative of “Trachoni” film

Massimiliano Bulgheroni film director “Homecoming”

Egli Kammitsi- Nicosia Municipal Counsellor (right)

Afterwards, two Golden Aphrodite competition films were screened.

Cyprus International Film Festival- First and Second Day

28 10 2010

The first day of the much awaited 5th edition of the Cyprus International Film Festival opened its gates on the 13th of October 2010, at the Pantheon Art Cinema in Nicosia. With a great many spectators, as well as important guests, CYIFF “welcomed us into a sweet collaboration in the arms of the 7th art” (Tony Srour). “For the 5th year in a row we are carrying on our effort to underline the value of the upcoming filmmakers, transmit their ideas and their work, as well as bring together productive initiatives, deriving from different backgrounds”, Petra Terzi CYIFF’s CEO stated.

The Opening Ceremony, held by Petra Terzi and the Polish Ambassador in Cyprus, Paweł Dobrowolski,was followed by the international film premiere “Arcadia Lost” (USA, 2010), directed by Phedon Papamichaeland starring Nick Nolte. The film tells the initiating story of two youngsters into life and death and was shot entirely in Greece, “with a landscape of an unique energy, the Greek lighting actually helping the story to evolve”, as the director himself states.

Petra Terzi and Paweł Dobrowolski

AndemMotionFilms Team, Theodora Alexadra Luca and Mihai Andrei, with the Romanian Ambassador in Cyprus, Andreea Pastarnac

Film projections continued throughout the evening, both with shorts, followed by a Q&A section, and feature, ending with the first coloured Cypriot film from 1974, Hasaboulia tis Kyprou, by Costas Demetriou.

The second day of the Cyprus International Film Festival continued with the “Actor in front of the camera” workshop, in which Thanassis Sarantos brought the young filmmaker participants into the world of acting, not only through role playing, but also through a great many examples of wonderful performances in world-wide renowned films. Most importantly, the preparations began for the scenario and script of the seminar short film, which was  screened on 18 October at Pallas Theatre in Nicosia.

Workshop Team: Al Davidian,  Katherine Kotsireas , Mats Ljungberg

Mihai Andrei, Theodora Alexandra Luca, Thanassis Sarantos, Massimiliano Bulgheroni

(and Daniel D. Griggs who joined us later)

Film projections delighted the audience, present from 17.00 at Pantheon Art Cinema. “The Seven Stages of Antiquity” (Georges Petritsis, Greece) was followed by a section of international short films, where the spectators had the chance to talk with the film directors. Thanassis Sarantos was also present after the screening of his short film “The Glove”.  In the Golden Aphrodite competition spectators could watch “21:3” (Michal Ostatkiewicz, PL) and “The Ambulance” (Goran Radovanovic, RS/GR). The day ended with another two projections of short films.


Petra Terzi and Thanassis Sarantos

Daniel D. Griggs- Film Director


Filmul este unul dintre cele trei limbaje universale..(Frank Capra)

7 10 2010

..mai ales atunci cand reunesti pentru trei zile regizori din lumea intreaga. Filmul, si nu numai, a reprezentat intr-adevar liantul pentru invitatii prezenti din lumea intreaga la Festivalul International de Film Document.Art,din tari precum Chile, Cuba, Austria, Grecia, Olanda, Italia, Letonia, Romania, Polonia si Canada.Diversitatea filmelor prezentate a fost la fel de mare ca si diversitatea comunicarii: italiana, franceza, romana, spaniola, greaca, germana, olandeza, poloneza, “a true melting pot”, cum spun englezii.

Filmul a fost in fapt limbajul universal care a unit spectatorii, regizorii, producatorii dar si juriul  prezent in cea de-a doua zi la Document.Art.

Printre proiectiile filmelor, s-au numarat:

The Idiot Cycle

“It has now been scientifically demonstrated that there is indeed a link between chemical products and the appearance of diseases, such as cancers, infertility, degenerative diseases of the central nervous system and allergies.”

CPME – Standing Committee of European Doctors, 2005

“Commercialization of genetically modified crops seems to have been based on public relations and not on full and truthful scientific reporting. Science has begun to feel the impact of putting commerce ahead of full disclosure and debate.”

Professor Joe Cummins, University of Western Ontario

Styria- Green Heart of Austria



Bohemia – A Year in the Wetlands

La conferinta de presa, publicul a avut ocazia sa discute cu Bottaro Gloria (Austria, si Emmanuelle Schick Garcia, regizoarea impresionantului filmThe Idiot Cycle, a carui documentare a durat 5 ani.

Si pentru a gusta un pic din spiritul romanesc, invitatii straini au vizitat spre seara Muzeul Satului “Dimitrie Gusti”

A raportat Thea,

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