The International Film Festival Bratislava seeks to present the richness of contemporary European and world cinematography in an effort to bring to its audiences the whole spectrum of films that belong among the most remarkable cinematographical works of the year. In 2009 IFF Bratislava was visited by a record number of guests who came to introduce their films personally. These included director Juraj Herz, the French-Palestinian actress Hiam Abbass, Russian director, screenwriter, and director of Mosfilm Karen Shakhnazarov, American director Jonathan Nossiter, Felix van Groeningen, director of The Misfortunates, a Belgian Oscar candidate, Mehran Tamadon, and director Andrei Dascalescu who,with his film Constantin and Elena, won the main prize at the International Festival of Documentary Films in Amsterdam - and many other guests.
The program structure of International Film Festival Bratislava consists of ten sections which offer 175 full-length, medium-length and short films. Separate competitions of documentary and short films supplement the main Competition of the First and Second Feature Films, which is a dominant section of the festival`s program. Each of the three competitional sections has its own jury. The Competition of Feature Films is also assessed by FIPRESCI, Ecumenical and Student`s Juries. The program structure is also made up by sections Golden Panorama, Off the Mainstream, Panorama Special, This Is Brazil, A Matter of Taste, Profiles and Made in Slovakia. Program sections include annual as well as special non-competition showings and retrospectives. There is no genre, screening format and length restriction for the films presented in non-competition sections, films of all genres and length are considered for the selection. All films submitted for the Festival can be considered not only for the Competition, but for the non-competitive sections as well.
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