Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival is an independent festival for independent filmmakers. The festival has emerged as the online festival and monthly film club. The mission of our festival is to introduce audience with the filmmakers from over the world and to open the new names.
Congratulations to the director and to all the creators.
On Thursday, 25 February 2017 we had the screening of the film with great success, it was totally sold out and had to bring in a lot of extra chairs for those who couldn’t buy tickets online but still showed up. We worked out behinds off to have the new version. After the film we had a little reception where we asked about the movie and it seems we managed to fix the problems we had with the film that stopped us to show it. Now we’re ready for filmfestivals, screenings.
After the very successful screenings in the USA in December 2014, the suggestions by friends, members of the audience and professionals, the film makers take a retreat to plan and exercise the fishing touches needed for the film, to make it more accessible. Planned premiere of the finished product in the spring of 2015.
Little Hanukkah celebration, donuts and chat before and after.
During the Q&A session our interviewee, the 84 years old Teddy (Tibor) Kupferstein shared us his amazing story he never told anyone before how a handful of the people of Teleki shul managed to light a candle on the first night of Hanukkah on a death march on the way to a concentration camp in Austria.
Nice people, nice chat, even nicer feedbacks. And donuts.
No real fire allowed…
Teddy Kupferstein with hi samazing story
With Patrícia Eszter Margit of Art Kibbutz and Ariana Cohen-Halberstam of JCC MAnhattan
Teleki square boys
With the real grandson of our semy-granpa, Jakab Glaser
The morning following the first screening Gábor had a misunderstanding with a irritable bath tub led to the bathtub hitting Gábor on the left shoulder leaving him with a left collar bone broken into 3 pieces. Later in the hospital doctors came to congratulate for the following reasons:
1) No-one before managed to break the collar bone int three and especially not by moving the middle peace to be diagonal with the other two, shaping a Z form.
2) Usually people spill their brains out, no-one before broke their collar bone in a bathtub here
3) No other parts of the shoulder are in any way injured, it is a beautiful clean break
After a day of agony MDs installed an upside down HANUKKIA in Gabor’s shoulder to keep the broken parts together.
The preparation, installation of the exhibition went well with a lots of help from Anna Kohn @ IADS
The screening was of a success, the first time in the States, first for an american audience.
Our concerns about the perception were mostly due to the cultural differences and the fact, that the director‘s intention was to involve the watcher without bombing them with information, so many things might be hard to understand especially knowing the history and some background.
We were proved to be wrong, the audience did get the story, the references and all.