Every respectable film festival builds its prestige thanks to its competitive sections. As usual, the International Film Festival Bratislava will bestow laurels in three competitive sections, namely Competition of First and Second Fiction Features, Competition of First and Second Documentary Features and Competition of Short Films.
As every year, awarding laurels at the 16th edition of International Film Festival Bratislava will be subject to decision by panels of international juries that comprise renowned figures of domestic as well as world cinema, the FIPRESCI Jury representing the International Federation of Film Critics and the Students’ Jury.
The International Film Festival Bratislava will again present the most relevant and the most remarkable the world cinema had to offer over the past year. This year’s programme, though, is perhaps even one notch better compared to previous years as Bratislava cinephiles can look forward to premieres by established filmmakers, laureates of prestigious film awards, festival smash hits but also daring and innovative films by the most recent European talent.
Five hard-to-pigeonhole motion pictures, five Slovak premieres. The Cutting Edge section is a stable part of the Bratislava International Film Festival’s programme, which attracts especially those cinema buffs that like to overlook conventions and are always ready and able to appreciate filmmakers’ artistic courage and invention.