Brasov, Romania — In the presence of the most socially responsible and prominent journalists of Brasov, the organizers of Brasov International Film Festival & Market (1-11 August) held a press conference today to announce the selected films and the members of the Jury of this year’s edition. The conference, that took place at the Kronwell Hotel, was presented by Film Director Bruno Pischiutta, the Festival’s Artistic Consultant and, Film Producer Daria Trifu, the Festival’s Director.
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SEVEN POUNDS (2008; USA) – out of contest
ARBITRAGE (2012; USA, Poland)
THE AGES OF LOVE (2011; Italy)
ONE DAY (2011; UK, USA)
THE SORCERER AND THE WHITE SNAKE (2011; China, Hong Kong)
SNOWFLAKE, THE WHITE GORILLA (2011; USA)
THE DECOY BRIDE (2011; UK)
THE WORDS (2012; USA)
CAPTAIN THUNDER (2011; Spain)
I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT (2011; USA)
MY SISTER’S KEEPER (2009; USA) – out of contest
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The appointed jury members of the Festival’s 2nd edition are the following:
Mr. Bruno Pischiutta – Film Director
President of the Jury
Bruno Pischiutta, internationally acclaimed film writer, director, producer and editor is the principal teacher of the International Film Workshops and the Artistic Consultant of Brasov International Film Festival & Market.
His latest feature film PUNCTURED HOPE, was screened in theaters in Los Angeles for three months during the 2009 Academy Awards® season. The film was nominated by The Political Film Society (Hollywood) as ‘BEST FILM EXPOSE’ and ‘BEST FILM ON HUMAN RIGHTS’ of 2009 alongside AVATAR, THE HURT LOCKER, INVICTUS and INGLORIOUS BASTERDS. This nomination qualifies Maestro Pischiutta as one of the best film directors of dramatic feature films in North America.
Ms. Nubia Buitrago – Actress
Nubia is a successful Canadian actress who has been featured in over 100 films and TV series. She is a graduate of Bruno Pischiutta’s Film Acting courses in Toronto. Nubia was a member of the Jury of Brasov International Film Festival & Market in 2012. She is working with Brasov Film Center as an actress and a film translator (English – Spanish); she has translated into Spanish the feature documentary BRASOV: PROBABLY THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD, the feature film PUNCTURED HOPE and the screenplay of the upcoming feature film titled SUICIDE. Nubia has also been cast to play an important role in SUICIDE.
Ms. Ana-Maria Cioflec – Actress, Screenplay Writer
Ana-Maria was born and raised in Brasov. She has graduated from the Faculty of Letters at the University of Transylvania and, in 2012, she has graduated from the International Film Workshops (taught by Bruno Pischiutta). Ana-Maria is interested in becoming an international Screenplay Writer and Actress. Since 2012, she has been working with Brasov Film Center as a translator (Romanian – English) and as a screenplay editor. At present, she is editing an English a screenplay by Johnny Pienaar for an upcoming fear film production directed by Bruno Pischiutta and produced by Daria Trifu; she is also working as a writer and editor of DARIA! magazine.
Ms. Aida Vondeth – Actress
Aida was born in Romania. The young lady is working with the internationally acclaimed Director Bruno Pischiutta and the Producer Daria Trifu. Aida Vondeth has been cast for an important and interesting part in the forthcoming production feature film titled SUICIDE. In 2012 she worked as an assistant director for Brasov Film Center’s feature documentary titled BRASOV: PROBABLY THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD (Dir. Bruno Pischiutta, Prod. Daria Trifu). Throughout the years, she has produced, filmed and edited several short films and video clips. Aida will be directing the documentary of the festival BRASOV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & MARKET. At present, Aida has been contracted to design the 2013 edition of DARIA! magazine and she will also attend the upcoming International Film Workshops (taught by Bruno Pischiutta) in August in Brasov.
Mr. Elio Dell’Unto – Production Manager
Elio is a Canadian Film Production Manager with over 30 years of experience. He has been working with Bruno Pischiutta since the later 80’s. Elio has attended film festivals and markets worldwide. He is credited as Production Manager of Bruno’s films that include MAYBE, DEAD LOVE and PUNCTURED HOPE.
Denisa Barvon, the winner of the contest “The IMAGE of BRIFF 2013”, was present at the press conference and she announced the winners of the raffle that offered four tickets to the Opening Gala of the Festival – total value 800 RON.
About the Festival:
Brasov International Film Festival & Market is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world. This year, the Festival is being dedicated to the promotion of the cause of Organ Donation. “It is a new world; it is time for a new morality! It is time to put the important things first.” The team of the Festival, are working for their CAUSE through the medium of film because they are filmmakers. Film is their way of expressing themselves and they take into consideration the fact that the films selected to participate in the Festival each year will live on after them: they will become Brasov International Film Festival & Market’s legacy.
The organizers of the Festival believe that, considering the terrific steps medicine made in the last few years, organs donation has not to be considered an abstract subject but a very real process that regards hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
Brasov International Film Festival & Market thanks the following sponsors and media partners:
Staropramen (www.staropramen.com), Nissa (www.nissa.ro), Klopman (www.klopman.com), Kronwell Hotel (www.kronwell.com), Race the Oceans, Tourism Association – Brasov (www.brasovtourism.eu), Women in Business – Romania (www.women-in-business.ro), Toronto Pictures (www.torontopictures.ning.com), Global Film Studio (www.globalfilmstudio.com), Brasov Film Center (www.rollywood.org), Art Act Magazine (www.artactmagazine.ro) and Calendar Evenimente (www.calendarevenimente.ro).