ATAFF organisers at The Visegrad Film Forum
Vanda Flaisz and Péter Ferincz have been a part of the organiser team at ATAFF for the fourth year now and they were invited with their short film made during their bachelor studies in Eger to the VFF programme (Visegrad Film Forum) in 2022.
The Visegrad Film Forum with their 9th edition took place in Bratislava, Slovakia between 11 and 16 of March, after an involuntary break due to the coronavirus situation. The main goal of the festival (told by the director, Jakub Viktorín) is to create a space for aspiring filmmakers and movie enthusiasts to peek behind the scenes.
One of the most prominent parts of the 4-day festival was undoubtedly the screening blocks of the student films. The organizing Slovak school, the Slovakian Academy of Performing Arts – alongside with their partner schools, the Film Academy of Miroslav Ondricek in Písek (Czech Republic), the Eszterházy Károly Catholic University in Eger (Hungary), the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School of the University of Silesia (Poland) and outside the V4 countries, with the the University of Arts in Belgrade (Serbia) and the Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema in Yerevan (Armenia) – curated a wide variety of short films. After the screenings, filmmekares had the chance to talk about their university courses and the circumstances of making their films.
The multi-day program included master classes by the sound editor Eddy Joseph (Pink Floyd: The wall, Casino Royale) and costume designer Debra McGuire (Friends, The legend of Ron Burgundy).
VFF, as well as our festival puts special emphasis on young filmmakers, some of them still studying at universities. The Visegrad Film Forum definitely fills a gap in the world of film festivals.