Cinema City Novi Sad to host EFA Board meeting and Andreas Dresen retrospective
by Vladan Petkovic
14/06/2012 - The fifth Cinema City International Film Festival in Novi Sad (June 16 – 23), which has been gaining an increasing international recognition since its inception in 2008, will host a retrospective of German director Andreas Dresen, in co-operation with FEDEORA, the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean. The Novi Sad event will screen five of Dresen’s films, including Stopped On Track [trailer] which was proclaimed the best German film of 2011 by the Association of German Critics.
Since Serbia has not had an official national awards event since 2007, Cinema City serves as one of the two platforms with a national competition, the other being the Sopot Film Festival, which takes place in July. This year it will consist of nine films, including international festival hits Clip [trailer, film focus] and Parade [trailer], and three local premieres.
The international competition called Exit Point will consist of 12 films from around the world, and Europe will be represented by Julie Delpy’s Skylab [trailer], Simon Kaijser da Silva’s Stockholm East, Xavier Durringer’s The Conquest [trailer], Zuzana Liova’s The House, Gianni Di Gregorio’s The Salt Of Life [trailer, film focus], Benito Zambrano’s The Sleeping Voice, Filippos Tsitos’s Unfair World, and Metod Pevec’s Good Night, Missy.
Other programmes of Cinema City are the competition of low budget films called Up to 10,000 Bucks; a non-competitive selection of popular world cinema titled 360°; Educons Hungry Days, an international competitition of first or second films; and a Focus on a particular national cinema - this year it’s Hungary.