A Sunday in the Country Wrocław 2015A Sunday in the Country Wrocław 2015
A Sunday in the Country

4th A Sunday in the Country in Wrocław will take place during the 15th T-Mobile New Horizons IFF from July 30th till August 2nd 2015.

A collaboration of T-Mobile New Horizons IFF and European Film Academy, A Sunday in the Country gathers a dozen of young film critics and journalists for a workshop in the last weekend of the festival. The participants, selected by a local cultural institutes, for 3 days live in a remote country house, where they get to know each other, watch movies, meet special guests and discuss under the guidance of an expert: What's the responsibility, if there is one, of a critic towards (national) film productions? And towards the reader? What is the reality for film critics in different countries? They exchange their professional experiences and build international relations.

The following European young film critics are going to meet at a charming house in Byków, near Wrocław on the weekend of July 30th - August 2nd:

Anka Herbut (Poland), winner of Krzysztof Mętrak film review competition,

Andrey Arnold (Austria),

Antonin Tesar (Czech Republic),

Astrid Jansen (Belgium),

Kaja Klimek (Poland),

Katerina Lambrinova (Bulgaria),

Pete Wu (the Netherlands),

Tara Karajica (Serbia),

and Thomas Sejersen (Denmark).

They will be accompanied by Pascal Edelmann of the European Film Academy and Ula Sniegowska of the New Horizons Association as well as an experienced British Critic of The Independent Kaleem Aftab.

They are going to collectively watch movies and discuss them as well as cook and eat together. They are going to be joined by filmmakers-guests of the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia, directors/producers of H screened in Main Competition of the New Horizons as well as Magnus von Horn and Mariusz Włodarski, director and producer of The Hereafter, which premiered in Cannes in Directors' Fortnight this year and in Panorama section of the T-MINHFF.

Besides the primary networking purpose, the workshop aims at raising awareness of the film critic role and state-of-the-art film journalism as well as exchanging practices, know-how and professional skills among the young participants.

The get-together is organized by the T-Mobile New Horizons IFF and European Film Academy in collaboration with EUNIC as well as Austrian Forum, Czech Center, Danish Cultural Center, the cultural mission of Wallonie-Bruxelles and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Warsaw.

More info: Urszula Śniegowska, ula@snh.org.pl



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