Saturday, February 6, 2016


This year’s FIPRESCI award at the Göteborg Film Festival goes to Rúnar Rúnarsson for SparrowsThe prize is handed out by the International Federation of Film Critics and goes to one of the films in the competition Dragon Award Best Nordic Film.
The jury’s motivation: The award goes to an honest, unpredictable and beautifully crafted film about adolescents growing up in a small community subject to generational clashes. The winner of The Fipresci Award 2016 is Sparrows by Rúnar Rúnarsson.

The jury included Blagoja Kunovski (Macedonia), Maria Ulfsak-Seripova (Estonia) and Jon Asp (Sweden). 
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Friday, February 5, 2016

Gala in Istanbul

The 15th Istanbul Independent Film Festival has chosen Sparrows for their Gala section that presents some of the most exciting and most talked about films of the year.
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Scope100 winners picked by audiences

Scope100, a distribution project developed by Poland’s Gutek Film and Festival Scope, intended to rethink the acquisition and release processes for independent European films and stimulate the audience, has just announced the winning films from its partnered territories. In each country, 100 active film lovers were chosen to build the Scope100 community, watch ten carefully selected films online and vote in each country for the best one, which will then be released. Scope100 is an initiative developed in collaboration with Aerofilms (CzechRepublic),Stadtkino (Austria), Imagine (Belgium), Arthaus (Norway) and Cinefil Co (Hungary) and supported by the EU's Creative Europe Audience Development. After screening the films for a month, viewers are fully engaged in discussing and influencing marketing campaigns – trailers, loglines and bold original initiatives. Many of them offered will act as “film ambassadors”, cooperate with local media and introduce the winning film to the general public at preview screenings. Graphic designers among the audience are working on poster designs, which will be submitted to the producers, while bloggers will have an opportunity to conduct interviews with directors. The theatrical releases are planned for the coming month of June. Sparrows did well in the three countries that the film was available for. It was selected by the viewers of Norway and Hungary but where runners up in Belgium.
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