SUMMER EDITION 2021

25 AUGUST – 12 SEPTEMBER


JURY

PHIL GRABSKYPHIL GRABSKY
Phil Grabsky is a writer, producer and director. He also frequently shoots his own films. He and his company Seventh Art Productions are behind cinema films such as Muhammed Ali – Through the Eyes of the World, In Search of Beethoven, In Search of Mozart, Escape from Luanda, and The Boy Mir – Ten Years in Afghanistan. These films have played in festivals, cinemas, TV and DVD worldwide, winning dozens of awards. In cinemas, Phil’s films have been a great success: in Australia both In Search of Mozart and In Search of Beethoven played in cinemas for months and entered the all-time top grossing documentaries. Among Seventh Art’s many other films are multiple singles for Channel 4 and the BBC as well as major series such as BBC’s I Caesar – the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire and Sky Arts” “Tim Marlow” art series. Seventh Art has also made six award-winning history films with Monty Python’s Terry Jones. Phil has written four history books, including The Great Artists – co-authored with Tim Marlow – and the best-seller The Great Commanders. He is regularly involved as a judge for the Emmy, Bafta, Grierson and One World awards, and has won numerous personal awards himself including Royal Television Society awards for both “Best Director” and “Services to Television’, and a Voice of the Listener and Viewer Award for “Services to Education”.

Dimitar KotzevDimitar Kotzev
Shosho is a novelist, translator, producer, script writer and director. He has directed the documentary TV series “The Other Bulgaria” and “Open Dossiers”. He’s the author of the short films “Voodoo Calendar” and “Shopping”. He was awarded the Debut Prize at the Bulgarian National Film Festival in Varna in 1995 for the short film “Reflection”. He has produced, written and directed the feature films “Lora from Morning till Evening” and “Monkey” (Audience Prize, Sofia Film Fest 2016), as well as the TV series “Fourth Estate” (Awards for Best screenplay and Best TV series of the Bulgarian Film Academy). Author of the novels “Lora from Morning till Evening” and “Shrimp”. He teaches creative writing for cinema and TV.

Svetlin StoevSvetlin Stoev
Svetlin Stoev is a man of many talents. Although he has a Master degree in Law, art and literature have always been his passion. He started his carrier in advertising – as a founder and managing partner of Noble Graphics advertising agency for more than10 years. Once the satisfaction of this venture started to faint, he has turned to art management. In 2015 he founded Advertising Artists, a platform promoting contemporary visual artists. Since its foundation the organisation has successfully developed numerous curatorial projects. He has a certificate in Contemporary art form Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London.

Nikolay VassilevNikolay Vassilev
Nikolay Vassilev is a two-time winner of the award for best Bulgarian documentary film for art at the Maseter of Art Film Festival (2017), (2020)

Micky LaronMicky Laron
Micky Laron is the founder and artistic director of EPOS – the art film festival is Israel, which takes place annually in the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art since 2009. Prior to her current role, she was a television producer of art and culture films and programs at IBA (Israel television). Before her television career, Ms Laron was a percussionist with Israel Chamber Orchestra.





Carla StoyanovaCarla Stoyanova
One of the young Bulgarian artists, developing in Fine Arts, and so far she has had one solo exhibition at 22nd High School. “S. Rakovski”, as well as co-exhibitions in The Cinema House and Place 167. Her creative outlook on life is based on 14 years of devotion to classical ballet. In addition to her love of Art, she is also interested in science, and two years in a row she is ranked first and second respectively in the National Bulgarian Competition “Space – Present and Future of Mankind” in the category of “Space Models”. Although she is currently studying Communications Management at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, her academic duties do not stop her creative impulse and during her first year, she wins two first prizes in student competitions for Photography and Fine Arts.

Stefan GoncharovStefan Goncharov
A linguist, a cultural studies student, a poet and a film critic. He has written film criticism for “Banitza.net”, “Filmsociety.com” among others and has covered international festivals such as the Berlinale, Festival de Cannes and the SFF. In 2015 his first collection of poems was published – “Geon” (published by “ARS”), and in 2019 the second came out – “Death is not expected” (published by “Skribens”).

Denis StoyanovDenis Stoyanov
Born on March 4th, 1996. A member in the theater group “Palechko” in his hometown Yambol (starring main actor in the play “Oedipus the King”). Graduates Journalism at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, specialized in profile “Television. His diploma is a short-film named “iSpectrum: Information through the spectrum of social networking”.

Has been an assistant director of short films, including: “American dream”, “What happened, Sarah” and the documentation “Wake up!”. Been in an internship at BNT — “The day begins with culture”. In 2017-2018 he works as an editor, screenwriter and reporter in the show “Like in a movie” on bTV. Since September 2018 he has been working for Darik Radio, has his own section about cinema and is an editor of the morning block “Darik Cafe”.

Nayo TitzinNayo Titzin
Nayo Titzin is an award-winning filmmaker, producer, director, photographer and journalist. He earned his Master Degree of Arts from the Bulgarian National Music Academy as pianist and continued his studies in cinematography at the Bulgarian National Film Academy and the University of Southern California (USC). From 1993 to 2002 Titzin was a news reporter and producer for the Bulgarian National Television. Since 2006 Nayo Titzin collaborates closely with the French record label “Harmonia Mundi”, releasing for them several musical documentaries – “Facing Agrippina”, “Looking for Don Giovanni”, Haydn today”, “Idomeneo – A mes-sage of Humanity”, “Creating the “Creation” among others. He is the producer of the feature films “Lora from Morning Till Evening” (2011) and “Monkey” (2016), which recently received the Audi-ence Award at Sofia International Film Festival 2016.

In 2013 Titzin was the executive producer of the highly acclaimed Bulgarian National Television TV series “The Fourth Estate”, win-ner of the Best TV Series Award from the Bulgarian Film Academy 2013 and the Jameson Film Award.

Nayo Titzin is the founder and Artistic Director of “Maser of Art” film festival.

Music and Dance – COMPETITION
 
Music and Dance – COMPETITION SHORTS
 
Architecture / Photography – COMPETITION
 
Art and Children – COMPETITION
 
Design and Fashion – ART HORIZONS
 
Literature – COMPETITION
 
Literature – COMPETITION
 
Photography – COMPETITION
 
Photography – COMPETITION SHORTS
 
Photography – COMPETITION SHORTS
 
Contemporary Art – COMPETITION
 
Contemporary Art – COMPETITION
 
Theatre and Cinema – COMPETITION SHORTS
 
Theatre and Cinema – COMPETITION
 
Theatre and Cinema – COMPETITION
 
Theatre and Cinema – COMPETITION
 
 
Music and Dance – COMPETITION
 
 
Music and Dance – COMPETITION
 
Design and Fashion – COMPETITION
 
Contemporary Art – COMPETITION
 
Contemporary Art – COMPETITION
 
Music and Dance – ART HORIZONS
 
Contemporary Art – COMPETITION
 
Architecture / Art and Power – COMPETITION
 
Fine Art – ART HORIZONS
 
Art and Children – COMPETITION
 
Architecture – COMPETITION
 
Theatre and Cinema / SHORTS – COMPETITION
 
Architecture – COMPETITION
 
Contemporary Art – COMPETITION
 
Fine Art / SHORTS – COMPETITION
 
Art and Power – ART HORIZONS
 
Fine Art – ART HORIZONS
 
Fine Art – COMPETITION
 
Fine Art – COMPETITION
 
Photography / Art and Power – COMPETITION
 
Photography – COMPETITION
 
Architecture – COMPETITION
 
 
Architecture – COMPETITION
 
 
Architecture / Art and Power – COMPETITION
 
 
Architecture / Contemporary Art – COMPETITION
 
 
Architecture – ART HORIZONS
 
 
Culinary Art – COMPETITION
 
 
Design and Fashion – ART HORIZONS
 
 
Design and Fashion / SHORTS – COMPETITION
 
 
Theatre and Cinema – ART HORIZONS
 
 
Theatre and Cinema – COMPETITION
 
 
Theatre and Cinema / SHORTS COMPETITION
 
 
Fine Art – COMPETITION
 
 
Fine Art – COMPETITION
 
 
Fine Art / SHORTS COMPETITION
 
 
Fine Art – ART HORIZONS
 
 
Fine Art – ART HORIZONS
 
 
Fine Art – ART HORIZONS
 
 
Photography – COMPETITION
 
 
Art and Power – ART HORIZONS
 
 
Contemporary Art – SHORTS COMPETITION
 
 
Contemporary Art – SHORTS COMPETITION
 
 
Contemporary Art – SHORTS COMPETITION
 
 
Contemporary Art – SHORTS COMPETITION
 
 
Contemporary Art – SHORTS COMPETITION
 
 
Contemporary Art – SHORTS COMPETITION
 
 
Video Art and Art Advertisment – COMPETITION
 
 
Video Art and Art Advertisment – COMPETITION
 
 
Video Art and Art Advertisment – COMPETITION
 
 
Video Art and Art Advertisment – COMPETITION
 
 
Video Art and Art Advertisment – COMPETITION
 

REGULATIONS

CONDITIONS – “Master of Art” Film festival 2022

• The festival is open to creators of television and independent documentaries, video art and art advertising from all over the world. • Only films produced / released after January 1, 2019 could be selected for the competition.
• All films submitting to the festival should not be presented in cinemas or broadcast on Bulgarian television and / or distributed on DVD or online on the territory of Bulgaria. No restrictions for screenings in other countries.
• Bulgarian documentaries submitting the festival must have not been submitted to any previous edition of “Master of Art” Film Festival. Priority is given to premiere titles.
• The Festival sets an international jury.
• The Festival jury will select the winners.
• Films in other languages rather than English (incl. those in Bulgarian) must be subtitled in English.

SUBMISSION – “Master of Art” Film festival 2022

The submission should be made only through the following festival platforms: FilmFreeway and Festhome.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES and FEES – Documentaries.

CALL FOR ENTRIES – May 14, 2021

EARLYBIRD DEADLINE – June 30, 2021 – 15 $
REGULAR DEADLINE – October 31, 2021 – 20 $
LATE DEADLINE – January 31, 2022 – 25 $
EXTENDED DEADLINE – February 20, 2022 – 30 $


SUBMISSION DEADLINES and FEES – VIDEO ART and ART ADVERTISING

CALL FOR ENTRIES – May 14, 2021

EARLYBIRD DEADLINE – June 30, 2021 – 5 $
REGULAR DEADLINE – October 31, 2021 – 10 $
LATE DEADLINE – January 31, 2022 – 15 $
EXTENDED DEADLINE – February 20, 2022 – 20 $
SUBMISSION DEADLINES and FEES – Pithing session MORE THAN ART – for the Best Art Film in Development

CALL FOR ENTRIES – May 14, 2021

EARLYBIRD DEADLINE – June 30, 2021 – 30 $
REGULAR DEADLINE – October 31, 2021 – 40 $
LATE DEADLINE – January 31, 2022 – 50 $
EXTENDED DEADLINE – February 20, 2022 – 60 $


NOTIFICATION

The selected documentaries, art videos, and projects in development will be notified in the following dated:

Winter edition selection – January 10, 2022.
Spring edition selection – March 10, 2022
Summer edition selection – May 10, 2022


OFFICIAL SELECTION and SCREENINGS

• The Applicant/Producer/Distributor of the selected film must provide a file with a time coded dialogue list/transcript of the English text/subtitles. The subtitled in English films must provide as well, in separate file the text subtitles and the transcript/dialogue list of the film in the original language.
• The Applicant/Producer/Distributor of the selected film must provide a short synopsis, 2-3 still photos and a .pdf file with the artwork / poster (if any).
• The Applicant/Producer/Distributor of the selected film must provide a file of the film trailer and a dialogue list of the trailer.
• The selected films will be translated and subtitled in Bulgarian by the festival.
• The screening copies of the selected films must be provided in one of the following formats: BluRay/DCP/H264/APPLE PRORES FILE/.mp4
• The screening copies must be delivered to the festival before

Winter edition selection – January 20, 2022.
Spring edition selection – March 20, 2022.
Summer edition selection – May 30, 2022


• All postal expenses (if using mail service to send BlueRay Disc or Hard drive with the screening copy) are paid by Applicant/Producer/Distributor.
• MofA shall assume no responsibility for loss or damage to any original copy of the film.
• Organizers are obliged to show the films as a part of 2022 “Master of Art” Film Festival screenings.
• Applicants attest and guarantee that they possess all the necessary rights and authorizations.
• Following the consent of all copyrights MofA reserves the right to broadcast parts of the films (1 to 3 min) on TV shows with non-commercial purpose.
• By submitting through FilmFreeway, festhome, the Applicant agrees with the Terms and Conditions of the festival.

CATEGORIES

ARCHITECTURE

Documentaries for architects, past and present architectural achievements, historic buildings.

ART AND CHILDREN

Documentaries on the connection between art and children.

CONTEMPORARY ART, INSTALLATION ART, PROTEST ART

Documentaries about contemporary art, art installations and protest art.

CULINARY ART

Documentaries on the art of preparation, cooking and serving food.

FINE ART

Documentaries about the Fine Art from different eras, galleries and exhibitions.

LITERATURE

Documentaries about writers, poets, and/ or their works.

MUSIC AND DANCE

Documentaries about music, composers and musicians — opera, classics, folk, jazz, pop and rock; dancers and choreographers — ballet, folk, traditional and contemporary dance, theater and documentary theater, acting challenges on stage.

THEATRE AND CINEMA

Documentaries about theatre, acting challenges on stage; notable filmmakers and actors.

VIDEO ART AND ART ADVERTISING

Video art, experimental videos, art advertisings and Advertisement.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Documentaries about the photography and photographers

ART and POWER

Documentaries about the relationship between the artists and totalitarian regimes and politic.

DESIGN and FASHION

Documentaries about designers and their work.

AWARDS – 2021

DOCUMENTARY

  • МASTER OF АRT – AURUBIS AWARD – AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY – bestow by AURUBIS BULGARIA „ТHE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOY IN THE WORLD“ – Sweeden (2021), 93 min. dir. Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri
  • BEST BULGARIAN DOCUMENTARY – Award bestow by STATE CULTURAL INSTITUTE TO THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS „ODYSSEY“ – Bulgaria (2020) 60 min. dir. Dessislava Shishmanova and Noncho Nonchev
  • BEST DEBUT – Award by the Youth „THE MAN WITH THE PIPE“ – Bulgaria (2020) 60 min. dir. Andrey Koulev
  • BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY „GLASS NEGATIVES“ – Poland (2020) 39 min. dir. Jan Borowiec

  • AUDIENCE AWARD FOR SHORT DOCUMENTARY “VERROCCHIO: SCULPTOR AND PAINTER OF RENAISSANCE FLORENCE” – Italy (2019) 30 min. dir. David Hammer
  • AUDIENCE AWARD FOR LONG DOCUMENTARY “ELIOTT ERWITT, SILENCE SOUNDS GOOD” – Spain, France (2019) 62 min. Directed by Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu
  • SPECIAL JURY MENTION
  • “WARSAW: A CITY DIVIDED” – Poland (2019), 70 min. dir. Eric Bednarski
    • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN ARCHITECTURE
    • „INSIDE PRORA“ – Germany (2019) 100 min. dir. Nico Weber
    • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN ART AND POWER
    • „GIANNI BERENGO GARDIN’S TALE OF TWO CITIES“ – USA (2019), 67 min., dir. Donna Serbe-Davis
    • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN ART and CHILDREN
    • „PAPCIO CHMIEL“ – Poland (2020), 50 min. dir. Petro Aleksowski
    • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN CONTEMPORARY ART
    • „HOMECOMING — MARINA ABRAMOVIC AND HER CHILDREN“ – Serbia (2020) 83 min. dir. Boris Miljkovic
    • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN DESIGN and FASHION
    • „KUBOTA’S KIMONOS. HISTORY ON SILK“ – Russian Federation (2020), 52 min. dir. Radik Kudoyarov
    • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN CULINARY ART
    • – NOT GIVEN
    • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN FINE ART
    • „CARRACCI – THE SILENT REVOLUTION“ – Italy (2019) 52 min. dir. Giulia Giapponesi
    • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN LITERATURE
    • „HERMANN HESSE. BLAZING SUMMER“ – Switzerland (2020) 83 min. dir. Heinz Bütler
    • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN MUSIC AND DANCE
    • „UPROOTED – THE JOURNEY OF JAZZ DANCE“ – USA (2019) 94 min. Directed by Khadifa Wong
    • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN PHOTOGRAPHY
    • “ELIOTT ERWITT, SILENCE SOUNDS GOOD” – Spain, France (2019) 62 min. Directed by Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu
    • BEST DOCUMENTARY IN THEATER AND CINEMA
    • “THE MAN WITH THE PIPE” – Bulgaria (2020) 60 min. dir. Andrey Koulev
    • BEST VIDEO ART AND ART ADVERTISING
    • „BOOKANIMA: Andy Warhol“ – USA, South Korea (2020), 5 min. dir. Shon Kim
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