The Festival of Film Schools opens on Sunday with three films from the international competition
STEVAN M. ZIVKOVIC, FLAMINGO PRIDE and VIKI FICKI are the opening night films of the 31st MUNICH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILM SCHOOLS this coming Sunday (November 13th). The films from Belgrade, Potsdam and Munich will be screened as part of the festival's opening night gala in the new building of the Munich University for Television and Film. "There are so many outstanding films in this year's competition," says festival organizer Diana Iljine, "that we decided to open this year's festival with three of them. They are poignant as well as entertaining."
Serbian director Vladimir Tagic's comedy STEVAN M. ZIVKOVIC (produced by FDU, Belgrade) deals with the absurdity of television gullibility. An electrician is wrongly declared dead by the TV station he works for and has to convince everyone that he's still alive.
The protagonist in the animated film FLAMINGO PRIDE has different problems. Tel Aviv -born director Tomer Eshed from the HFF Konrad Wolf in Potsdam deals with the difficulties the only hetero flamingo in a gay flock has when he falls in love with a female stork.
VIKI FICKI, by director Natalie Spinell from the Munich HFF, addresses the troubles eleven-year-old Viki has in school because her mother is a porn actress.
These three films and the 47 others from 26 countries in the international competition will be vying for prizes totaling more than €40,000. STEVAN M. ZIVKOVIC, FLAMINGO PRIDE and VIKI FICKI can be seen on Monday, November 14 at 10 pm and on Wednesday, November 16 at 5 pm in the Filmuseum (program 4).