Art Film Fest Attendance Breaks Records

The festival kicked off with record attendance. In the first two days, over seven thousand viewers visited. In comparison with last year, screenings in Trenčín and Trenčianske Teplice have been attended by 1500 more visitors. “I’m very pleased with such attendance, as this is always an important start. We’ve put together a rich and interesting programme, and major interest from audiences is important feedback for us. When people react this way right at the festival’s start, it’s a positive signal. It’s also the best kind of introductory advertising, and our hope is that the festival will continue in this spirit,” said festival director Peter Nágel when the initial counts were announced. And now the festival has its first days behind it, the first film prizes have been awarded, in a few days renowned actors Milan Kňažko and Gérard Depardieu will arrive to accept their prestigious awards, and the Golden Camera Award awaits Stanislav Szomolányi. Ladislav Chudík will personally attend the presentation of Petra Hanáková’s book on Paľo Bielik and the screening of the director’s film Captain Dabac, in which Chudík starred. Many film screenings will be personally introduced by their creators, and in the coming days this will include Argentinean actor Rafael Spregelburd from The Man Next Door, Tunisian-French director Raja Amari with his film Buried Secrets and Swedish actress Eva Melander, co-star of the film Sebbe.   The Art Film Fest International Film Festival Trenčianske Teplice/Trenčín is made possible through the financial support of the Audiovisual Fund and the European Union Programme MEDIA.    Organizers: ART FILM, n. o., Forza, a. s. Co-organizers: the Town of Trenčianske Teplice, the City of Trenčín, the Trenčianske Teplice Health Spa General Sponsors: Dôvera Medical Insurance, AquaCity Poprad Main Sponsors: Tatra banka, Slovnaft, Veolia Voda – Central Slovakian Waterworks, OHL ŽS, Alison Slovakia Official Transport Provider: Lancia Logistics Sponsor: DHL; Free student cinepasses provided by: Prvá stavebná sporitelna (First Housing-Construction Savings Bank) Sponsor of the Slovak Season section: Zlatý Bažant; Sponsors: AVI Studio, Baske Guest House, Park Hotel na Baračke Official Suppliers: HUBERT J.E., Kláštorná, GS design, Philips, A Briliant Media Sponsors: Slovak Television, Markíza Television, FilmBox, CSTV, Central Europe Television, Rádio Europa 2, Rádio Hit FM, Pravda, .týždeň, Markíza, Pardon, Cinemax, Kam do mesta,, Boomerang Media, SITA, euroAWK,