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21. 6. 2022

THE DARKO BRATINA AWARD 2022 GOES TO HELKE MISSELWITZ

It is an honor to announce that Kinoatelje will award the director Helke Misselwitz the Darko Bratina Award 2022.


The retrospective of the German filmmaker will be on display from 16 to 22 October during the cross-border film festival Tribute to a vision / Poklon viziji / Omaggio a una visione, taking place in seven cities – Gorizia, Nova Gorica, Triest, Izola, San Pietro al Natisone, Udine and Ljubljana.

Helke Misselwitz’s fascinating work serves as a chronicle of the final years, the collapse, and the aftermath of the German Democratic Republic. She documented the social and political changes of a country that doesn’t exist anymore. Her documentary and fiction films display a rare warmth and care for whoever appears in front of the camera, they are humanist essays about life and love while, at the same time, they speak about urgent issues such as the presence of borders, racism, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the inequality of women under the socialist regime, the search for a national identity or the difficulties of the working class. She touchingly captures the smallness of humans confronting life as well as history and thus reveals their greatness.  

Helke Misselwitz is one of Germany’s most important documentary filmmakers. She was born on July 18, 1947, in Planitz, a former city of the German Democratic Republic. From 1978 to 1982, she studied directing at the Academy for Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. In the beginning she made short essayistic pieces, and later on documentaries and feature films, all for the DEFA Studio. From 1997 to 2014, Misselwitz was a professor for directing at Filmuniversität Babelsberg and she is a member of the Academy of the Arts. In 2016 she received the honorary award at the German Film Critics’ Awards. She is still producing films, and lives in Berlin and near Rheinsberg.

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INTERVIEW WITH PETER ZEITLINGER IN THE TV SHOW UMETNI RAJ

After the 22nd edition of the cross-border film festival Poklon viziji / Omaggio a una visione, organized by Kinoatelje in October, an interview with this year's recipient of the Darko Bratina Award aired on Monday, November 29, at 10.50 pm on RTV Slovenia. The interview with festival winner Peter Zeitlinger was prepared by Mateja Valentinčič for the TV show Umetni raj.

You can watch the show again at this link.

DARKO BRATINA AWARD CEREMONY

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MASTERCLASS WITH PETER ZEITLINGER

FOTO from the masterclass.

FIRST DAY OF THE FESTIVAL

A short impression from the first day of the festival that took place in Slovenska kinoteka in Ljubljana.

PHOTOS from the festival.

CATALOG

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ARE FINISHED

Our jury awarded the film Love, Dad (2021) by the Czech-Vietnamese director Diana Cam Van Nguyen. They also gave three special mentions to the films  The Disappearance of Tom R. (Paul Sirague, 2020), Outside the Oranges Are Blooming (Nevena Desivojević, 2019) and Past Perfect (Jorge Jácome, 2019). The festival crew gave a special mention award to the film Flowers Blooming in Our Throats (Eva Giolo, 2020).

The audience, however, gave the most votes to Thanasis Neofotistos’ film, Route 3 (2019).

Congratulations to all the winners!

Photos and the aftermovie of the second day of  First Crossings:

9. 10. 2021

Photos and the aftermovie of the first day of  First Crossings:

8. 10. 2021

INTRODUCTION

Here you can find the editorial of the festival catalog, written by the festival director Mateja Zorn. The text summarizes the reflection on what the festival represents and on what is hidden in the program of the 22nd edition.

Slovene version

Italian version

FIRST
CROSSINGS
SE ZAČENJA

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Pred vrati je začetek 22. edicija čezmejnega filmskega festivala Poklon viziji.

Festivalsko dogajanje otvarjamo s programskim sklopom Prvi Poleti, ki bo potekal med 8. in 10. oktobrom na novogoriški Mostovni. Platforma za razvijanje novih filmskih govoric bo prinesla 20 svežih, inovativnih in eklektičnih filmskih oblik vseh žanrov v tekmovalnem programu, katere tako ali drugače povezujeta tako tema gozda kot še vedno tudi tema meje, in predstavljata koncept meje v njeni najbolj izvorni obliki. Program prinaša kino-koncert ob 110 letnici prvega italijanskega celovečernega igranega filma L'inferno (1911). S tem posebnim sobotnim dogodkom, uglasbitvijo nemega filma Pekel (1911), se želimo pokloniti velikemu pesniku Danteju ob 700. obletnici njegove smrti. Nadaljuje se tesno sodelovanje z Akademijo umetnosti Univerze v Novi Gorici, ki poleg predstavitve sveže produkcije prinaša tudi intermedijski performace Prostori razmišljanja Abirala Khadka.

V petek bo potekala prestavitev kolektiva ter revije Robida in bralni performans Aljaža Škrlepa, ki se bo predstavil s svojo raziskavo Temačni gozd, v kateri povezuje gozd, filozofijo in temačno umetnost, opremljeno z montažo izsekov gozdov iz najrazličnejših grozljivk in nekaterih drugih filmov.

Ne bo manjkalo prostora niti za izobraževalni del in družinski program. Vse mlade od 12. leta dalje vabimo, da se nam pridružijo na delavnici Mišljenje filma, ki se bo odvijala v nedeljo dopoldan in bo posvečena filmski refleksiji. V popoldanskem času pa bo program postregel z družinskim filmom Il Solengo.

4. 10. 2021

IN FOCUS

Here you can read an in-depth reflection on Peter Zeitlinger’s films written by the festival’s program collaborator, Patrick Holzapfel. The article will also be part of the traditional festival catalog, which is already in print!

6. 8. 2021

HOMAGE TO FRANCO GIRALDI ON EUROPE SQUARE

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We invite you to join us at the screening of the film The Border (1996) on Friday, August 6, 2021, at 9 pm at in Europe square, the joining point of Nova Gorica and Gorica. With the screening of the film The Border (1996) we want to pay tribute to a dear friend, film director Franco Giraldi, recipient of the Darko Bratina Award 2011.

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15. 7. 2021

THE DARKO BRATINA AWARD 2021 GOES TO PETER ZEITLINGER

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It is an honor to announce that Kinoatelje will award the director of photography Peter Zeitlinger the Darko Bratina Award 2021.


The retrospective of the Austrian filmmaker born in Prague will be on display from 18 to 24 October during the cross-border film festival Tribute to a vision / Poklon viziji / Omaggio a una visione, taking place in seven cities – Gorizia, Nova Gorica, Triest, Izola, San Pietro al Natisone, Udine and Ljubljana. Zeitlinger will hold a day-long masterclass on Wednesday 20 October 2021 in Gorizia.


Zeitlinger’s approach to cinematography goes back to the very beginning of the medium when it was still in rhythm with the world surrounding it and constantly developing ideas about how to capture situations. In his work the camera serves what is in front of it instead of creating its own reality. Zeitlinger embarks on journeys into unknown territories, be it to remote locations (the Chauvet Cave in Cave of Forgotten Dreams) or places shattered by history (devastated New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans) in his work with Herzog or into the abysses of the human (and Austrian) soul in his work with Ulrich Seidl (Tierische Liebe or Die letzten Männer, for example) or Helmut Grasser (Die Wahlkämpfer). More than once his camera captured the breaking points of emotions and ethical values. Yet, no matter if it concerns people being confronted with their traumatic past, dangerous animals, Nazism or trance like dream states, his images remain curious and never judgmental. In a world in which images are mostly made for “likes”, this is a welcoming reminder of the power of cinema.

15. 6. 2021

FIRST CROSSINGS
OPEN CALL

With its fourth edition on the way, First Crossings is again in search of aesthetically novel and innovative films, both from emerging and well-established authors who strive towards foundation of new film languages.​ Taking place on the border region between Slovenia and Italy (Nova Gorica/Gorizia) the festival encourages film narratives that, one way or another, evoke the “border”; thus edgy, daring, queer cinema is prioritized and mostly welcome. Furthermore, this year we chose to have a thematic centerpiece revolving around the forest.

Find out more about the open call on the website of First Crossings.

1. 2. 2021

TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL

The 32nd edition of Trieste Film Festival is finished. The film Otac / Father by the director Srdan Golubović received two awards. Congratulations! The film was awarded the audiance award for the best feature film and the award by the Central European Initiative, which is given to the film that best represent our everyday reality and intercultural dialogue.

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6. 10. 2020

DARKO BRATINA

AWARD CEREMONY

On Tuesday, 6 October 2020, at 7.30 p.m., we conferred the Darko Bratina Award on the Serbian film director Srdan Golubović. The ceremony took place at the Nova Gorica Cultural Centre.

In his films, Srdan Golubović portrays the reality of post-transitional Serbian society, actually any society, and, with his now already recognisable film narration, strings stories about the power of the corrupt political and economic systems that leave behind them graveyards not only of individual fates, but also of ideals. With his specific film language and his consideration of the historical and social specificities, he reveals how, at the far edge of the global context of contemporary life, we face risks of incomparable, cataclysmic dimensions, originating in the intersection of the partial and one-sided interests of individuals and the interests of the community.

At the ceremony, the representatives of both Nova Gorica and Gorizia were present. In their welcome speeches, the Mayor of the City Municipality of Nova Gorica Dr Klemen Miklavič and the Councillor of Culture of the Municipality of Gorizia Fabrizio Oreti recognised the significance and the vision of our festival and Kinoatelje’s activities. 

6. 10. 2020

MASTERCLASS

The master class programme took place in two parts. In the first, we focused on the process of filmmaking, the filmmaker’s perfected film language and poetics. In the second part, we focused on his oeuvre and his work process, which we considered from the perspective of sociological imagination. We also got to know Golubović in the role of an intellectual that precisely detects the sensitive points of the society we live in. Occasionally, Boris T. Matič, a producer and film critic, and Patricija Maličev, a journalist and the festival’s selector, entered into a dialogue with the award winner.

  

In his films, Srdan Golubović portrays the reality of post-transitional Serbian society, actually any society, and, with his now already recognisable film narration, strings stories about the power of the corrupt political and economic systems that leave behind them graveyards not only of individual fates, but also of ideals. With his specific film language and his consideration of the historical and social specificities, he reveals how, at the far edge of the global context of contemporary life, we face risks of incomparable, cataclysmic dimensions, originating in the intersection of the partial and one-sided interests of individuals and the interests of the community.

5. 10. 2020

FIRST CROSSINGS AWARDS

The First Crossings program has finished!

The jury has selected the winning film of the short competition section: At the other end of the table, from the French director Lise Rémon.

Motivation: At the other end of the table is a graphically constructed miniature about communication, on point in its pencil-sharpened precision and utterly relevant for our present moment. This tiny little animated film, by using sketchy lines and a simple but clever mise-en-scene, offers a much bigger and complex reflection about listening and hearing, through screens or across tables, about the need and the wish for breaking the codes of different wavelengths - about human relationships and the meaning of being together, now.

Special mentions of the jury:

The first special mention goes to the multilayered fiction Dramatic relationships by Dustin Guy Defa for its precise directorial concept and effective use of comedy to highlight an important political message.
The second special mention goes to the poetic ethnological documentation of a specific and yet universal space and time Then comes the evening by Maja Novaković.
Last, but not least, the third special mention goes to the minimalistic experimental film poem Fish by Filip Bojarski and it’s haunting capture of the real and the metaphysical.

 

And the audience has decided to give the public’s award to the music video No Walk No Talk, made by the director Neli Maraž.

 

Congratulations!

6. 10. 2020

DARKO BRATINA

AWARD CEREMONY

The Darko Bratina award ceremony will be held on Tuesday, 6th October, at 19.30 in Kulturni dom Nova Gorica, together with the Slovenian pre-premiere of the awardee's latest feature film Father (Otac, 2020). During the day Srdan Golubović will also have the traditional masterclass.

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2. 10. - 4.10. 2020

FIRST CROSSINGS

The first part of this year's edition of the festival will be held in the spirit of First Crossings, platform for development of new film languages, at Mostovna in Nova Gorica. On Friday, 2nd October at 4pm there will be an inauguration of an exhibition titled Spaces in space, made by the students of the School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica. At 19.30 follows the Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Short films and videoclips will be competing for the award by our jury: the winner will be announced on Sunday, 4th October, but before that, join us at the film program for the whole family.

27. 9. 2020

CATALOG

On the lower link you can find and of course read the new catalog of the Tribute to a visione 2020 edition!

Writers that contributed texts for this year's catalog: Cristina Battocletti, Patricija Maličev, Niccola Falcinella, Mateja Zorn and the First Crossings group: Sandra Jovanovska, Dora Ciccone and Aljaž Škrlep.

SLO: >>https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DYlQVOsMs7lox3l3J8N8j26XtcZZOv5E/view?usp=sharing

ITA:

>>https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u2l5fU2ZQtXJj9_e4jFsItR5YVHAVq5A/view?usp=sharing

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25. 9. 2020

COMING REALLY 

SOON ...

In precisely one week the 20th edition of the cross-border film festival Tribute to a Vision, organized by Kinoatelje from the Gorica region with many partners, is starting! The film caravan will begin in Nova Gorica, where the events of the First Crossings section will take place. On Monday, 5. 10., at Hiša filma /Palazzo del cinema there will also be an interesting professional meeting, together with two films of Srdan Golubović, this year’s awardee of the Darko Bratina award. On Tuesday, 6. 10., we are moving back to the Slovenian side of the border, where a masterclass with Srdan Golubović will take place in Kulturni dom Nova Gorica. Later in the evening in Kulturni dom we will also have the award ceremony for the Darko Bratina award and a Slovene pre-premiere of Golubović’s film Father.

7. 9. 2020

OPEN CALL

FOR VOLUNTEERS

We are looking for volunteers who would like to participate in the realization of the festival Poklon viziji/Omaggio a una visione. A young festival team would like to invite other film enthusiasts, who would like to experience the organization and realization of a film festival.

For more information, please write to us: nagrada.darko.bratina@gmail.com

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2. 8. 2020

LETNI KINO

SILVANA FURLANA

Tribute to a Vision Festival will – in cooperation with Kino Otok Film Festival – on 2nd August at the Silvan Furlan Open Air Cinema in Nova Gorica host the slovene premiere of the film Sandlines, the Story of History (2019). A film charged with sincerity, in which the open minds of the children take us through the history of Iraq.

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Francis Alÿs

Iraq, 2019, 61'

Francis Alÿs has been preparing a number of projects in collaboration with local communities around the world over the last twenty years. With children from a mountain village near Mosul, they stage a century of Iraqi history from a secret agreement in 1916 to a period of terror established by the Islamic State in 2016. Children take on historical roles and conjure up a story about history with modest props, and by learning about the past they begin to understand their own present more easily.

The Slovene premiere of the film was prepared in cooperation with the Kino Otok and Poklon viziji festivals.

 

Guest: Tanja Hladnik, head of the Kino Otok Film Festival

17. 6. 2020

SRDAN

GOLU

BOVIC

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At today's press conference, we announced the awardee of the Darko Bratina 2020 award, which is being presented by Kinoatelje for the twenty-first time in a row and focuses on the current oeuvre of feature films by Serbian director Srdan Golubović. In his works, Golubović portrays the lifecycles of post-transitional society with consistent sensitivity and uncompromising narratives, and reveals the power of corrupt political and economic systems, which leave behind cemeteries not only of the fates of individuals but also those of ideals. We also presented the vision of this year's cross-border film festival Tribute to Vision, which will take place from 2nd to 10th October 2020.

>> press release

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12. 5. - 1. 8. 2020

FIRST CROSSINGS OPEN CALL

Dear friends of the cross-border film festival Tribute to a Vision!

We are happy to announce that the festival Tribute to a Vision section First Crossings is starting an open call for short films.

The cross-border film festival Tribute to a Vision, organized by the cross-border cultural association Kinoatelje, will take place from 2 and 10 October 2020. The programme of the 21st edition will be enriched by the First Crossings / Prvi Poleti / Primi Voli programme, which will be held in Nova Gorica and Gorizia between 2 and 4 October 2020. Despite the circumstances and regulations regarding the organization of live events that await us in the autumn, the organizers are committed carry out the festival. If the circumstances will prevent live events, we are preparing to give it at least partly a digital form.

The core of the First Crossings programme, intended for exploring new film languages, will consist of short films created by promising and innovative authors who dare to be free and give way to film experimentation. This year, the focus will be mainly on sound and music in film. Thus, the open call for submissions is somewhat expanded, as we want to invite musicians to participate as well. On 12 May, we launched an international open call for authors who are dealing with the topic of the border and the possibilities of crossing it, equally in the audio-visual and musical world. In addition, the First Crossings programme offers young authors the opportunity to exhibit their work, and at the same time supports the local artists, as those from Slovenia and Italy can submit their works free of charge.

For submissions, please follow the instructions available on this link.

At the end of May, we are planning a press conference where we will announce this year's recipient of the Darko Bratina award.

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2. - 10. 10. 2020

21. EDITION OF THE 

TRIBUTE TO A VISION FESTIVAL

We want to inform you that we are going to announce the awardee of this year's Darko Bratina Award in the beginning of June. The festival itself will be happening from 2nd to the 10th of October 2020!

27. 4. - 3. 5. 2020

A MAN FOR CINEMA: KARPO GODINA

In these days there are a lot of very interesting things going on on the internet! Films of the awardee of the Darko Bratina award in the year 2012 Karpo Godina can be seen on streamed online until the 3rd of May.

>> Facebook link

17. 4. - 2. 5. 2020

ONLINE 

RETROSPECTIVE

OF FILMS OF

PETER METTLER

Do you still remember our guest and awardee of the 2018 Darko Bratina Award – Peter Mettler? For everybody who hasn't seen his films at our festival – good news! In these days a retrospective of Mettler's films is happening online at the Visions du Réel festival. For more information click on this link.

30. 11. 2019

INTERVJU

V novem Kinotečniku tudi članek o Kim Longinotto, z naslovom Kim Longinotto - sinonim upora, ki ga je napisala festivalska programska sodelavka Patricija Maličev!

»[...] Režiserkin zaščitni znak je prepoznavno neposreden in diskreten, nevsiljivo sočuten, a hkrati politično ozaveščen pristop do tem in osrednjih junakinj/junakov, sama pa se iz naracije vsakokrat popolnoma izvzame, zato ni slišati ne njenih vprašanj ali komentarjev ne dodatne naracije v offu. [...]«

Članek si lahko v celoti preberete na tej povezavi na 15. strani!

9. 11. 2019

KATALOG

V novem Kinotečniku tudi članek o Kim Longinotto, z naslovom Kim Longinotto - sinonim upora, ki ga je napisala festivalska programska sodelavka Patricija Maličev!

»[...] Režiserkin zaščitni znak je prepoznavno neposreden in diskreten, nevsiljivo sočuten, a hkrati politično ozaveščen pristop do tem in osrednjih junakinj/junakov, sama pa se iz naracije vsakokrat popolnoma izvzame, zato ni slišati ne njenih vprašanj ali komentarjev ne dodatne naracije v offu. [...]«

Članek si lahko v celoti preberete na tej povezavi na 15. strani!

9. 11. 2019

UMETNI RAJ

V novem Kinotečniku tudi članek o Kim Longinotto, z naslovom Kim Longinotto - sinonim upora, ki ga je napisala festivalska programska sodelavka Patricija Maličev!

»[...] Režiserkin zaščitni znak je prepoznavno neposreden in diskreten, nevsiljivo sočuten, a hkrati politično ozaveščen pristop do tem in osrednjih junakinj/junakov, sama pa se iz naracije vsakokrat popolnoma izvzame, zato ni slišati ne njenih vprašanj ali komentarjev ne dodatne naracije v offu. [...]«

Članek si lahko v celoti preberete na tej povezavi na 15. strani!

16. 10. 2019

FIRST

CROSSINGS

AWARDS

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As part of the First Crossings section, today we also awarded two awards for the best short films! The audience award was awarded to a french director Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis for his film Swatted (2018) and the jury award went to the hands of a Slovenian director Peter Cerovšek for the film Fundamenti (2018).

Congratulations to both authors!

8. 10. 2019

FESTIVALSKI

NAPOVEDNIK

Avtor: Urban Košir

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7. 10. 2019

OTVORITEV

RAZSTAVE

V novem Kinotečniku tudi članek o Kim Longinotto, z naslovom Kim Longinotto - sinonim upora, ki ga je napisala festivalska programska sodelavka Patricija Maličev!

»[...] Režiserkin zaščitni znak je prepoznavno neposreden in diskreten, nevsiljivo sočuten, a hkrati politično ozaveščen pristop do tem in osrednjih junakinj/junakov, sama pa se iz naracije vsakokrat popolnoma izvzame, zato ni slišati ne njenih vprašanj ali komentarjev ne dodatne naracije v offu. [...]«

Članek si lahko v celoti preberete na tej povezavi na 15. strani!

24. 8. 2019

K  I  N  O

TEČNIK

V novem Kinotečniku tudi članek o Kim Longinotto, z naslovom Kim Longinotto - sinonim upora, ki ga je napisala festivalska programska sodelavka Patricija Maličev!

»[...] Režiserkin zaščitni znak je prepoznavno neposreden in diskreten, nevsiljivo sočuten, a hkrati politično ozaveščen pristop do tem in osrednjih junakinj/junakov, sama pa se iz naracije vsakokrat popolnoma izvzame, zato ni slišati ne njenih vprašanj ali komentarjev ne dodatne naracije v offu. [...]«

Članek si lahko v celoti preberete na tej povezavi na 15. strani!

10. 6. 2019

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K  I  N  O

28. 5. 2019

O T O K

This year the festival Kino Otok – partner festival of Kinoatelje's Tribute to a Vision – is celebrating its 15th anniversary!

This year the festival will be happening from the 5th to the 9th of June in Izola. On Friday, 7th of June, at 13:00 you will also have the opportunity to watch the latest film of the director who won the Darko Bratina award in 2017, Mario Brenta, and co-director Karine de Villers – The Cat’s Smile (Il sorriso del gatto, Italija, 2018, 61').

Today at the press conference we announced the awardee of the Darko Bratina award 2019, which Kinoatelje has been awarding for twenty consecutive years and is putting in focus the opus of a british documentarist, cineast Kim Longinotto, who in a direct and discreet, unobtrusive, compassionate, yet at the same time politically conscious way, emphasizes the role of women in contemporary society.

14. 5. 2019

FIRST CROSSINGS

Bringing a new freshness to the festival Tribute to a Vision is the young program First Crossings, which inclines to work as a short film platform for exploring new film languages.

We also opened an OPEN CALL, where we accept submissions for your short movies!

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