Film Presented in World Premiere and Awarded at the Brasov International Film Festival 2014 Becomes Official Entry for the Oscars

• Festival winner becomes Academy Awards contender.

• Dates of the 2015 edition of the Festival are announced.

• Film submissions are now open.

Brasov, Romania — October 6, 2014 — The feature film THE GLOW OF THE FIREFLY that had it’s World Premiere and won the ‘Best Director’ award for Khalid Mahmood Mithu at the Brasov International Film Festival & Market this year has been selected as Bangladesh’s entry in the Foreign Language Film category at the 87th Academy Awards. The film was chosen by the members of the Oscars Selection Committee in Bangladesh following its success at the Festival in Brasov.

Glow of the Firefly

From the Romanian headquarters of Brasov Film Center s.r.l., the owner and organizer of the Brasov International Film Festival & Market, the company’s President and Festival Director Daria Trifu has sent a message of ‘Congratulations!’ to Khalid Mahmood Mithu who is currently in the United States of America where he has again been awarded ‘Best Director’ for THE GLOW OF THE FIREFLY at an international film festival in Hollywood.

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Director Khalid Mahmood Mithu

“I knew that you will be happy for my success because your Festival was the 1st to discover and to figure out the movie. I was never thinking that I will be going to win a ‘Best Director’ award from your strong Festival in Brasov. It is a real surprise for me.”, wrote Khalid Mahmood Mithu to Daria Trifu.

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Festival Director Daria Trifu, Bangladesh Film Producers Faridur Reza and Kona Reza and, far right, Actress Denisa Barvon.

The 4th edition of the Annual Brasov International Film Festival & Market will be held September 2 – 16, 2015.

The Brasov International Film Festival & Market has opened submissions. The Festival welcomes submissions of feature-length, nonviolent films only.

The submissions deadline is March 15, 2015. The entry fee is €75 or US $100. Film submissions can be made via FilmFreeway or Click For Festivals by accessing the Festival’s website at Direct submissions to the Festival may also be accepted; filmmakers may contact the Festival at
About the Festival:

Brasov International Film Festival & Market is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world. It has been listed by the British Film Council in their ‘Festival Directory’. The Festival takes place in the beautiful resort city of Brasov located in the heart of Romania.

A total of eleven films are presented each year; of these, nine films are screened in-competition and two are screened out-of-competition on the opening and closing gala nights. Each film in-competition is awarded in one of the nine Official Awards categories.

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About Brasov Film Center:

Brasov Film Center S.R.L. is the entity that gives a structure to the Transylvanian Film Industry. Brasov Film Center owns and operates the annual Brasov International Film Festival & Market.

More information about Brasov Film Center:

About Global Film Studio:

Global Film Studio Inc. has been federally incorporated in Canada. It is a financing, holding and film distribution company with a world spectrum. Global Film Studio is financing Brasov Film Center.

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