AUBG Short Film Fest is back. The second edition “Be brave to create” will be held at the American University in Bulgaria on November 23th with screenings from The European Independent Film Festival (ECU), South Western University (SWU), SWAN Art Academy, the University Of Wales Newport , and short films produced by AUBG students, recently screened at Sofia Independent Film Fest , under the guidance of professor and filmmaker Melody Gilbert.

ECU on the road, the award-winning films of ECU 2012 edition, will be part of the program for a second time around with the best of 2012,  Zoltan: The Hungarian Gangster of  Love(Hungary),  Much Better Now ( Austria), Callum ( UK), Little King ( Greece) , The Game (Poland) and A Box of  Lost and Found Human Sensation ( Germany).

Other films on the program include Lunch Break and The Ground beneath Her Feet. Films by Ivailo Minov, graduate from the London Film Academy.  The University Of  Wales Newport will be represented by the student films Eighty Eight and Letters to Angola while South Western University will participate with a selection of films curated by Filmmaker Alex Kounchev.

SWAN Art Academy will screen five shorts produced as part of  its Documentary “Boot Camp” Master Class, carried out as part of the Second Edition of the SWAN Festival, with the support of the US Embassy in Bulgaria.

A selection of films produced by AUBG students will also be screened at the Fest for the first time.

On Nov 26th the “48 hours documentary challenge” will also take place. During the challenge students will have only two days to shoot their projects, edit them and present them to a panel of experts. The idea behind the workshop is to encourage creativity while working under pressure, on a tight deadline and no budget. An experience many young filmmakers will find instructive, if not revealing. The jury includes DDB Bulgaria creative director Yordan Zhechev and SoIndie Film Festival director Jana Karaivanova.

AUBG Film Fest was founded in 2011 by AUBG alumnus/ECU marketing and communications officer Alexander Acosta Osorio and it is currently produced entirely by film lovers and AUBG students.

Check out the fest and the program on its Facebook page! Be Brave to Create!


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