Fifty-two films from 25 nations will be featured at the 21st Titanic International Film Festival in Budapest from 4-12 April. Ten of them premiered only recently. Nine will compete for the Breaking Waves Award. Other films will run in six sections: European and world productions, the popular Dark Side category, a documentary collection, Living in America will feature American indie films and Music For All will present the newest festival favourite music documentaries.
There will be five venues: Uránia National Film Theatre, Örökmozgó, Toldi, Puskin and A38. During the festival a meeting will be organised for universities with film courses, and a special film selection and presentation will commemorate Hungarian director Miklós Jancsó, who died on 31 January.
As in the previous 20 years, Titanic International Film Festival offers an overall multi-colour selection of exciting contemporary films. This year’s selection includes known directors’ latest features, young directors’ debut works and rarities from lesser-known regions, sometimes accompanied by the makers.
The 2014 program is expected to be the most up-to-date, exciting and colourful collection since the Titanic festival began. Ten of the films debuted this year in festivals such as Sundance, Rotterdam and Berlinale, and there will be offerings from Chile, Kazakhstan, Japan, Venezuela and Cambodia.
Films competing for the Breaking Waves Award come from Norway, Sweden, France, Iceland, Turkey, Bulgaria, Canada, USA and Chile, and six of them are debut works. Existential matters, sexuality, social tensions and racial discrimination are among the subjects.
Titanic is one of the biggest film events in Hungary and has operated as a competition festival since 2005. Several cultural and professional programs will feature this year.
The final program can be checked from 27 March on www.titanicfilmfest.hu, and tickets can be bought from the same date. This year there will be greater price reductions for advance and multiple bookings.
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