Art Film Fest Sets New Attendance Record

There was also a great number of guests hosted this year at the 18th Art Film Fest. In total there were 416, including 76 filmmakers and film professionals from abroad. 175 journalists were accredited at the festival, and the number of registered students reached 2 493. Altogether, Art Film Fest featured 240 films from 48 countries, and audiences had the chance to attend 270 film screenings. In light of the high quality of the competing films, the feature-film and short-film juries each decided to grant two special mention prizes, raising the total number of film awards to twelve. The Blue Angel for best film was awarded to the Russian picture How I Ended This Summer (d. A. Popogrebsky), and the On the Road Award for best short film was won by the British film Viera (d. P. Wright). The next, 19th edition of Art Film Fest will be held from 17 to 25 June, 2011 in Trenčianske Teplice and Trenčín.   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,