The prestigious Premier Plans D’Angers festival is beginning this week on 25 January, and as many as four films made by FAMU filmmakers are competing there:
Mt. Human by Jan Hecht (Dept. of Direction), Deserter directed by Sasha Stelchenko (Dept. Direction), Alone animated documentary by Diana Cam Van Nguyen (Dept. of Animated film) and Fruits of Clouds by Kateřina Karhánková (Dept. of Animated film). We keep our fingers crossed – this is the first time ever that so many FAMU films were nominated for this festival!
Since 1989, the Premiers Plans Film Festival takes place each year in the city of Angers, France. In 2018 its competitive sections, programs and other events attracted some 86 000 filmgoers who discussed and shared their passion of cinema with young European directors and other professionals. Through the years, the Festival has become a major meeting of European cinematographic creation, as numerous directors such as Fatih Akin, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Joachim Lafosse, Matteo Garrone, Arnaud Desplechin, Xavier Beauvois, Nick Park, Cristi Puiu, Paolo Sorrentino and Thomas Vinterberg were originally discovered in Angers with the screening of their first films.