Tuesday, October 7, 2014

FAFL 2014 - the 9th Amateur Film Festival of Liberec

Misterious ways of amateur's films.

The way how someone choose its film language differs. Friendly said - there's no shame in not knowing - and this proverb could hang as a subtitle underneath the 9th FAFL (Amateur's Film Festival of Liberec).

Kino Varšava and Tatáž-Pakáž pub presented a portion of very interesting and sophisticated sections of amateur's films last weekend. Following the previous years there's visible jump between unreal and home made movies to the directed short films with good scenario and highly defined roles. We projected 14 different short competitive films and 3 longer movies which took their place at the end of each section.Around 6 PM the official program of projections ended and proffesional jury announced the results. The winner for this year is Jakub Kabeš and his short - "Lego Seals". A painting of FAFL as itinerant major price was given to the winner and the concert should begin. First band came to Liberec from Vrchlabí and their full sound filled up of melodic lines rise the hands of the audience as command. Rolls Toys prepared the field for second band perfectly and Superhero Killers could start their graceful ride through the night. Huge wave of energy rolled from the fully occupied stage by 9 persons with brasses, slapping bass and enormly rich female voice. Dancing tables and good mood all around - this was the atmosphere of FAFL 2014 afterparty.

Next year - the 10th anniversary will take its place - and we know for sure in these days that this festival will turn toward International Amateur's Film Festival as discussed with our partners in Warszaw and Santiago de Compostela. More nations and more subjective sights with different thoughts will deffinitely bring variable representation in social and cultural life inside three countries. See you there...