This year the second edition of the Bucharest Best Comedy Film Festival (December 1-10, 2020) will take place on the ComedyEst TV Channel and it can also be followed on the Digi online platform. The festival offers a selection of international comedy films, a tour of the world from 10 different film perspectives.
The film critic Irina Margareta Nistor
, the president of the jury, will be the host of some TV shows preceding the films, together with diplomatic representatives of the countries of origin of those 10 films that are in the competition for the Bucharest Best Comedy Film Festival trophy and the winner will be chosen by the members of the jury: Irina Margareta Nistor, Maia Morgenstern
, Manuela Hărăbor
, Adrian Păduraru
, George Mihăiță
, Valeriu Andriuță
and Laurean Gherman.
The festival also includes a ”Funny Videos” competition, dedicated to the students who are passionate about video production.
”When we were least expecting, in a year that frightened us and changed us forever, these last few months the films are the ones that bring a smile on our faces, from a long trip to universes that are so different and which are still closer than ever and which came with a best quality hope that is so necessary! Best Comedy is a cine-vaccine with instantaneous effect!” Irina Margareta Nistor, the president of the Bucharest Best Comedy Film jury says.
”I strongly believe in continuity. That is why I knew that Bucharest Best Comedy Film should exist this year as well. I wouldn`t say that Bucharest Best Comedy Film is the first film festival on a TV channel, but I would hope that it will not be the last one as well. I thank ComedyEst for the support!” Enea Dabija, the festival founder-director said.
Bucharest Best Comedy Film festival is organized by the “Grigore Vasiliu Birlic” Cultural Association. This association was founded by the actor`s family members and by some important personalities of the Romanian cultural life who knew him and played alongside him, in order to pay tribute to the artist Grigore Vasiliu Birlic, the man and his work and also to the future generations of actors, viewers and young people who haven`t had the opportunity to grow up with Birlic, to be familiar with the gift that he and his generation brought to the Romanian stage.
By means of this festival, we continue our mission of supporting and promoting the Romanian stage and film, both in the country and abroad, even during these tough times.
This festival is a breath of fresh air, in a period which is extremely complicated, when we forget to smile and when we all think about tomorrow, about our dear ones and about the ones who left us. We need culture more than ever and a film festival helps us return to the values that make us stronger” Alexandru Șerban, the president of the “Grigore Vasiliu Birlic” Cultural Association said.
The first edition of the Bucharest Best Comedy Film Festival
took place in November (22-27), 2019 in Bucharest. The festival jury gave the award for the Best Foreign Film to the Israeli production Tel Aviv on Fire
, directed by Sameh Zoabi and the Award for Best Romanian Film to Nunta mută
– directed by Horațiu Mălăele
. The “Award for the contribution brought to the European Film” was given to the director Radu Mihăileanu
Partners: the Italian Cultural Institute in Bucharest, the Czech Centre of Bucharest, the Irish Embassy, the Comedy Theatre. Netherlands Embassy, the Sweden Embassy
Sponsors: Skoda, Cosmopolis, Global Vision, Electrica Furnizare, Domeniile Greaca, Serban& Musneci Associates, Concelex, Bants Advisory, Serban & Musneci Asociatii.
Main media partners: AGERPRES, Magic FM