Five years since its inception, the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival continues to celebrate the art of filmmaking and the themes that define our contemporary social landscape. The festival will bring fifteen distinctive films to be presented in this year’s Faces of Migration festival, including selections from China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Romania (FIRST OF ALL, FELICIA, by Razvan ardulescu & Melissa de Raaf), Turkey, and the US. From main attractions at Cannes, Berlin, and Sundance to avant-garde documentaries, many of these projects are still in the festival circuit or vying for the most prestigious cinematic recognitions. Moreover, each screening features panels with renowned international directors or casts, live performances ranging from opera singing to break dancing, and controversies that will undoubtedly provoke lively discussion.
In the Short Film Competition, Romanian cinema is represented, with RCINY support, by Tudor Jurgiu's OLI's WEDDING (courtesy of Libra Film Productions) & Alexandru Mavrodineanu's MUSIC IN THE BLOOD (courtesy of Strada Film).