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July 5, 2013
The World Premiere of Adria Blues in the East of the West competition at the 48th Karlovy Vary IFF


Our film will be launched at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which takes place from June 28 to July 6, 2013. East of the West is a prestigious competition featuring films from Central and Eastern Europe and belongs to the most closely watched sections, especially by foreign Film Industry and media.

The Karlovy Vary IFF is one of the oldest film festivals in the world. Ranked by FIAPF among a handful of A festivals, it is considered the most important film event in Central and Eastern Europe.

Main actors Senad Bašić and Mojca Funkl are expected to attend, along with producer Frenk Celarc and writer/director Miroslav Mandić.



ADRIA BLUES COMING SOON TO A CINEMA NEAR YOU (May 2013)


We are proud to announce the upcoming release of Filmostovje's most recent project. With the help of the Slovenian Film Center and Gustavfilm as the main production company, Adria Blues is completed and getting ready for distribution.


Please check www.adriablues.com for the updates.



SEARCHING FOR JOHNNY ON AMAZON


A film about apples, devotion and living without rules is now available on Amazon.com.


"A smart, entertaining film about a man everyone has heard of, but nobody really knew." - Bavarian Broadcast Company


"The inner power of 'Searching for Johnny' lies behind its' enticing and ingenious shifts from history to myth, from Johnny Appleseed's past to the present influences of this visionary American missionary's legacy" - Avant-Garde Film festival


Both VOD and DVD formats are available at https://www.createspace.com/321436



BORDERLINE LOVERS NOW ON DVD
(SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)


The film that traveled across the globe and played at over fifteen international festivals in the period between 2005-2008, is now available on DVD.


'Borderline Lovers is a documentary that shines light on the power of romantic love to bring people together across chasms of prejudice, animosity, and violence. In the war-torn countries that were once Yugoslavia, filmmaker Miroslav Mandic followed star-crossed lovers pursuing their personal dreams and going against the wishes of their families. Yes, sort of a modern-day homage to Romeo and Juliet - only these Romeos and Juliets are very real.'


The Entertainment Magazine


'This film shows us how to build up a new future despite the existence of bitterness and hatred. The camera allows us to take part in the stories and development of different couples meeting one another beyond the geographical, political and religious boundaries. The director documents a reality that is far more moving than a fictional script.'


The GOLDEN LETTER
goes to the documentary of Bosnia and Herzegovina
LJUBAV NA GRANICI (Borderline Lovers)
directed by MIROSLAV MANDIC.
STATEMENT OF THE JURY - 24. Filmfest München



AVANT GARDE FILM FESTIVAL CONTINUES SEARCHING FOR JOHNNY


Feature documentary 'Searching for Johnny' has played on October 18 in Athens, Greece, at the 6th Avant Garde Film Festival's section Different Cinema.


Documentaries and fiction from a new era, films that clearly stand out from mainstream industry productions and explore historical and socio-political issues through innovative narrative structures and the experimental use of their medium of expression, were selected for the program.


The audience responded well to the issues raised by the film - myth and reality, American past and present, portrayed through the story of Johnny Appleseed, the visionary farmer who laid the groundwork for the American pioneers to take over the frontier from indigenous Indians.


Director Miroslav Mandic was present for a lengthy and exciting Q&A session.



'SEARCHING FOR JOHNNY' TO OPEN AT SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL


A feature documentary by Miroslav Mandić will have it's European premiere on August 15, at the Sarajevo Film Festival.


Even though the story of Johnny Appleseed is one of America's most famous and widespread myths, it is now covered in a documentary film for the first time.


Through innovative ways of presenting different layers of a controversial yet inspiring person, the film narrative diligently moves between history and myth, past and present, offering clues to yet unanswered questions.


While encountering people whose lives were hugely impacted by Johnny Appleseed`s legend even after two hundred years, the viewer gradually understands why Johnny`s legacy is still alive.



'PLANET OF THE FUTURE' PREMIERE ON JUNE 15


A documentary by Barbara Zemljič will open in Ljubljana on June 15 at Kino Dvor.


The nature's warning is clear: time is running out, and we need to reconsider our way of behaving toward the environment. How do the global changes affect our little state of Slovenia?


An engaging look at the current environmental issues, PLANET OF THE FUTURE presents exceptional Slovenian individuals - scientists, thinkers, artists - who, through their innovative and visionary work, have adopted a nature friendly lifestyle.


Written by: Romana Zajec
Directed by: Barbara Zemljič
Produced by: Filmostovje, Umanotera, Filmservis

Supported by Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Environment