24th July 2008

Krzysztof Zanussi- President of the Feature Jury at ANONIMUL IFF

Notorious Polish director, Krzysztof Zanussi will be presiding over the Feature Jury of the Anonimul Film Festival in 2008.

The 7 titles put forward by selector Ludmila Cvikova (selector for the Rotterdam Film Festival and Artistic Director to Artfilm, Slovakia) for the Feature Film Competition are:

THE WAVE by Dennis Gansel (Germany)

HELP ME EROS by Lee Kang-sheng (Taiwan)

EGG by Semih Kapanoglu (Turkey)

BOOGIE by Radu Muntean (Romania)

SILENT NIGHT by Carlos Reygadas (Mexico) –

Carlos Reygadas’ movie Battle in Heaven participated in the feature competition of the Anonimul Film Festival in 2006.

LEMON TREE by Eran Riklis (Israel)

IT’S HARD TO BE NICE by Srdjan Vuletic (Bosnia) – Srdjan Vuletic won Best Script within the first edition of the Anonimul Film Festival with his film Summer in the Golden Valley.

The President of the Feature Film Jury is infamous Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi. Winner of a Golden Lion and Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Film, the director, screenwriter and producer Zanussi has signed numerous feature films, documentaries, and TV series within an impressive career.

He is chiefly known for The Structure of Crystal- 1969, Family Life – 1971, The Constant Factor – 1980, A Year of the Quiet Sun -1984, Life As a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease – 2000, Persona non grata – 2005.

The following members of the Jury are:

Laura Vasiliu –leading actress in 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days, directed by Cristian Mungiu, winner of the Golden Palm, Cannes 2007

Joachim von Vietinghoff (Germany) – producer, member of the Selection Committee at Berlinale (1985-2001);

Bojidar Manov (Bulgaria) – film critic and journalist, FIPRESCI Vice-president (2001-2005);

Lucian Georgescu – screenwriter and producer




ANONIMUL IFF Press Conference

We hereby invite you, Friday, August 8th, starting 10.00 at the I.L. Caragiale Hall within the Ramada Majestic Bucharest (Calea Victoriei 38- 40) at the press conference dedicated to the fifth edition of the ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival.

The 2008 edition of ANONIMUL IFF will run from August 11th to August 17th in Sfantu Gheorghe, the Danube Delta.

Speakers within the conference include:

Marcel Iures – Festival President

Miruna Berescu – Festival Director

Ludmila Cvikova – Festival Selector

Irina-Margareta Nistor – Co-selector for the Short Film Competition

Lucian Georgescu – Member of the Feature Jury

Gabriel Achim – Producer of the film collage of Romanian shorts “A man following a woman” (premiering within the ANONIMUL Film Festival)

Ileana Cecanu – Marketing & PR Manager – HBO Romania

Anca Nuta – Events and cultural projects coordinator- UniCredit Tiriac Bank

Along the feature film and short film- fiction and animation- competitions, we further propose the parallel program Actors behind the Camera- featuring films signed by infamous actors as are Isabella Rossellini, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Gael García Bernal, Joseph Fiennes, Ben Affleck and Sean Penn.

Initiated within the fourth edition of the Festival, the Eco Docs section is now a permanent component of the Festival, screening recent documentaries reviewing current global issues.

All films within the Feature and Short film Competition, as those within the parallel programs of the Festival can be watched in the three halls within the Cinema Hall, as in the Film Village (camping area).

Concerts delivered by the Nova Quartet, Hot Club de Bucharest, Jul Baldovin, Nightloosers and Mircea Vintila will forego the screenings in the Film Village.

The audience in Sfantu Gheorghe will further award two prizes: for Best Feature (USD 1000) and respectively for Best Short Film (USD 500).

The follow up of the 2008 edition of ANONIMUL IFF is due 3rd to 5th October at the Studio Cinema.

The sponsors and partners of this fifth edition of the ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival are: official sponsor- UniCredit Tiriac Bank; main sponsors- PETROM, HP Romania, URSUS; partners- Grafica si Tipar, TNT Romania, Becker Aviation, Ramada Majestic Bucharest Hotel; media partners – Cotidianul, 24FUN, TABU, Formula AS, Dilema Veche, Romania literara,, KISS FM, KISS TV, Green Channel, Happy Fish TV, HBO, Antena 1, while the associate producer is the Romanian Television.

The Festival is organized by the ANONIMUL FOUNDATION, with the support of the National Center for Cinematography.