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About our call for entries

Formally, the entry for the 16th Titanic International Filmfestival will begin on 15th December, and that is already certain that we can accept only feature - lenght films, which made after 1st January 2008. Unfortunately we have no opportunity to accept works that are shorter than 65 minutes or documentaries. The date of the festival is: 26th March - 5th April, 2009., and we are expecting daring and original works from all over the world. You can learn more of the terms of entry on 15th December. The entry is free of charge this year as well.

Blu-ray at Titanic

Werner Herzog's new film, Rescue Dawn, that was screened in a unique Blu-ray format, had a full house premiere at Titanic. Distributed by Forum Home Entertainment in Hungary, Rescue Dawn, starring Christian Bale, recaptures a true story that Werner Herzog had already engaged in, in an earlier documentary.

Donnie Darko sequel S. Darko starts shooting May 18

UK-based sales company Velvet Octopus will be launching sales in Cannes for S. Darko, billed as the sequel to the 2001 cult hit Donnie Darko. Fox has already taken North American rights.

The closing ceremony of the 15th Titanic International Film Festival


Blindness set for first sight at Cannes

Speculation was mounting last night that Brazilian film-maker Fernando Meirelles' adaptation of Jose Saramago's bestselling mystery Blindness will open the Cannes international film festival on May 14.


Nordic music and crime stories are the winners of the Titanic



Jar City, the Islandic crime story was awarded as the strongest film in competition of the 15th Titanic International Film Festival by Grainne Humphreys, director of the Dublin Film Festival, Czech director and scenarist Marek Dobes and Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó.

Mexico City - Budapest, not a big distance for Titanic

Last year Guillermo del Toro surprised festivalgoers, when he appeared to view his friend, Daniel Gruener's competing film. This morning another surprise guest arrived from Mexico City: Daniel Gruener's student.

Black comedy from New York

I have used autobiographical elements, but I have never killed a man” - said American film director Kerry Douglas Dye, who arrived to the festival with his second noir-comedy hybrid Body/Antibody.

Sundance opening film concludes the 15th Titanic International Film Festival

Four international filmmakers will attend the Closing Gala of Titanic Film Festival on April 13th, to personally await the announcement of this year’s Breaking Waves Award and the requisite 10,000-Euro prize.

Titanic Party in Gödör - report

The mood in Club Gödör was fantastic even before the concerts kicked off. The most prominent figures of the Hungarian underground music scene were hanging out with other guests, waiting for the concerts.


Bloody Danish action film in premiere plan – film professionals about screenwriting

"We’re in an unusual situation”, addressed the audience Balázs Varga after the Tuesday evening screening of Go in Peace Jamal

“The shop assistant knows me by now” – Notes from Vörösmarty

A small community evolves during the festival”, “The shop assistant recognises my face by now”, “we teach the people how to use the translating equipment” - answered venue volunteers to the question why it is good to work in Vörösmarty and what the festival atmosphere is like.

Another public screening of the popular Czech puppet-horror on Tuesday

"We’re always looking for interesting animation films for the festival program” - said György Horváth, festival captain, about the Czech puppet-horror, One Night in One City, which was introduced by producer Martin Vandas to a large audience on Saturday afternoon in Toldi Cinema.

Beautiful women from Vietnam

"I would like to transmit feelings and emotions with my film” - said director Ngo Quang Hai, whom the audiences might know as an actor from  the widely acclaimed films, Three seasons and Miracles of Life.

Screenwriters at Titanic

The Danish film Go in Peace Jamil, from the Elements of Crime section, is being screened at 4 p.m. on April 8th in Uránia National Film Theatre. Gábor Krigler TV screenwriter and Gábor Németh writer, who wrote the script for Tamás Sas’s film, Presszó, will have a discussion about the script of the film after the screening.

We’re setting sail on Thursday

We have gone through a major makeover, transformed our design, and (as all our readers may have experienced) our homepage was renewed, as well - as it was revealed on Monday during the opening press conference of the 15th Titanic International Film Festival in the Uránia National Film Theatre Café.


Batman vs. Gladiator

Two modern acting legends, Christian Bale and Russell Crowe clash in the Opening Gala film of the 15th Titanic International Film Festival on the 3rd of April in Uránia cinema.

„One Night in One City“

Director Jan Balej wins the„Golden Reel Award“ at the Tiburon International Film Festival (USA).

The competition fever at Titanic is rising

From The final line of battle is set up for the competing films at the 15th Titanic International Film Festival, which kicks off on the 3rd of April.

America, Iceland, and Russia are already confirmed competitors at Titanic

From A war between brothers in Arkansas, a crime mystery in Iceland, or the story of a Russian professor addicted to heroin may just be the most daring film of the 15th Titanic International Film Festival starting on the 3rd of April.

Tricks (Sztuczki) at Titanic

From Tricks by Polish director Andrzej Jakimowski has won the Knight Grand Jury
Prize for best foreign film at the Miami Film Festival.

Titanic arrives next month!

From Tommy Lee Jones to Joy Division, a colourful variety of daring independent films will make their début at Titanic International Film Festival in Budapest, between 3 - 13 April, 2008.

Trust picks up Hungarian prize-winner The Investigator

Trust Film Sales of Denmark has confirmed it is handling international
sales for Hungarian film The Investigator.

Survey finds Katyn considered best Polish film ever

Even though Andrzej Wajda's Katyń did not win an Oscar, a new survey shows Poles think that it's the best Polish film of all time.

Film discovered about Polish Himalayan expedition in 1939.

A film shot during a Polish expedition to the Himalayas at the outbreak of World War II was discovered recently in the archives of the British Film Institute in London, the Polish Radio External Service reported on 17 Feb.

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (February 15-24) is proud to host the avantgard filmmaker Jonas Mekas.

Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light opens Berlinale

Shine a Light, Martin Scorsese's documentary on the Rolling Stones, will open the Berlin film festival next month. Scorsese and the band will attend the Feb. 7 screening.

First three films selected for VPRO Tiger Awards Competition

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has selected the first three films in its VPRO Tiger Awards Competition: WALTZ IN STARLIGHT by Shingo Wakagi (Japan), FLOWER IN THE POCKET by Liew Seng Tat (Malaysia) and the Hubert Bals Fund supported WONDERFUL TOWN by Aditya Assarat (Thailand).

Hitman Comedy Opens 2008 Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Institute has announced Martin McDonagh's comedy In Bruges as the Sundance Film Festival's 2008 Opening Night Film. The film stars Ralph Fiennes, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson.

The 9th Bratislava International Film Festival

Bratislava On Friday, 30th November 2007 the 9th edition of the International Film Festival Bratislava opened its gates and the event will last till 7th December. Slovak feature Halflife, a debut by Vlado Fischer will be screened as the opening film of the festival. Halflife competes among 16 contenders in this year’s festival competition.

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