The International Festival of Local Televisions is the only international festival of its kind in Europe one of the most important European media events held in Slovakia. The Festival supports partnership and cooperation between creators of audiovisual works and TV programmes, enriches the modern audiovisual means of expression and, at the same time, it is an important means of presenting Slovak film, TV and audiovisual production and culture through local televisions both in Europe and beyond its borders.

  1. Press Release 22nd International Festival of Local Televisions Golden Beggar 2016

    On Saturday, 18 June, the 22nd International Festival of Local Televisions Golden Beggar, the only European forum bringing together local broadcasters as well as filmmakers from all over the world, drew to a close.

    An award ceremony, which concluded the Festival, offered a rich cultural programme in course of which the audience could enjoy the performances of the Private Conservatoire for Music and Drama in Košice orchestra.

    “The International Festival of Local Televisions competition is unique and stands out among the other festivals as it introduces the films you will not have a chance to see anywhere else,” says Roger Worrod (Switzerland), a Chairman of the Jury.

    Some 300 films from the total of 49 countries were competing in this year’s competition which was of exceptionally high quality. Apart from the festival premises in Veritas, the films were also screened in Ster Century Cinemas, in the T-éčko student club and, unconventionally, also in Košice’s Ústav na výkon väzby a na výkon trestu odňatia slobody prison.

    The Festival also offered panel discussions on the following topics: Terrorism, Wars and Other Conflicts – Existential Threat for Journalism and Refugee and Migrant Crisis Through the Eyes of Media.

    The topics were actively discussed by participants from Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, Germany, France, Serbia, Macedonia, Switzerland, UK and USA.

    As every year, the Festival boasted series of accompanying events also in 2016. One of the most popular was the performance of Nis Academic Choir from Serbia held the Evangelical Church. During the concert, both sacred and religious songs were performed. The audience rewarded the extraordinary performance of the choir by several rounds of applause as well as by standing ovation. Moreover, the choir prepared one more surprise for the people of Košice when, on Saturday morning, they sang 3 songs at the market square in front of Veritas.

    Despite the many difficulties the organisers encountered while preparing the event, the Festival was a great success. With respect to the strongly international nature of the Festival, the organisers consider the possibility to move a part of the Festival to other European capitals.

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    Winners 2016

    Winners 2016

    Golden Beggar Production Company – Not The End – Spain

    Now you see it, now you don´t. A blend of love story and imaginative science. Two flawed human beings, one tragically so, find eternal love of a sort.

    Golden Beggar Local Television – Rope (TV BN) – BiH Republika Srpska

    Donated by the Mayor of Košice Those who have little and who are disadvantaged, are often capable of greater charity than those of us who are better off. The setting and story are unexpected and surprisingly original.

    Golden Beggar Young Author – Fish (Iran)

    Life is a goldfsh bowl! Even the poorest of the poor are entitled to some pleasure. The joy in the lives of this elderly couple is one goldfish. Then disaster strikes.

    Vogelsong Family Foundation Prize – Artun (Iceland)

    Donated by Vogelsong Family Foundation A gritty exploration of a boy´s rite of passage, but not without humour. It is powerfully scripted and delivers an ending where the girls have the last word.

    Serbian Journalist´s Prize ZORA – Bridge (Kosovo)

    Aspiration and the desire for a better life leave us open to exploitation. Beautifully filmed with an economy of language and plot it delivers a powerful message.

    The Council for Broadcasting and Retransmission SR– To see the unseen (Giraltovce, SK)

    A joyful celebration of paradox, how blind boy manages to do the impossible, such as brekdancing and even taking photographs. A highly original documentary.

    Festival Press Vitez – Anywhere (Spain)

    Sadly, an all-too contemporary theme of rape. Showing how to unspeakable outrages arise from the most ordinary of occasions. Wonderfully scripted, choreographed and filmed.

    Honorary Mention of the Jury – My little house (Portugal)

    Charming fantasy from Portugal. A wonderful tale for children of all ages.

    Honorary Mention of the Jury – Butterfly man (Estonia)

    A circus story with a difference. Sometimes magic is not an illusion but the real thing.

    Honorary Mention of the Jury – Green Patrol (Serbia)

    All that glisters is not gold on Chalkidiki where the greater beauty of the environment is protected against the attempted ravages of the landscape by a multi-national gold-mining company.

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    Monika Butkayová, Miroslav Farkaš, Inga Húšťová, Lukáš Marcin, Diana Gabriková, Róbert Daniel, Peter Daniel, Beáta Gogová, Kristína Habinová, Kristína Stražanová a Lukáš Rusňák, Martin Jančo, Peter Vojtaško, Zuzana Stražanová, Vladimír Hudák, Viktoriya Shablouskaya, Miroslava Mézešová, Cecília Smoradová, Miloslava Hriadelová, Karin Ragulová, Žanulka Janitorová a Peter Butkay Ivan Děkanovský, Jarmila Repovská, Jana Nežníková, Ludmilla Lang, Eva Kopilčáková, Gabriela Margecanská, Angelika Žulová, Julka a Ďuri Reškovci, Alex Bologna, Kamo Fábry, Peter Zagiba, Pavol Štec, Jana Poľová, Igor Aleksic, Ljiljana Puljak, Valéria Fejerová, Marcel Děkanovský, GO INVEST s. r. o., Zuzana Zvirinská, Martin a Katarína Jarinkovičovci, Danica Podoláková, Malka Sýkorová, Anička Gajjová, Roman Gajdoš, Vladimír Seman, Ruud de Bruin, Oto Novák, Jitka Rosenbergová, Róbert Kamenický, Marilyn Hyndman, Peter Schutz, Iveta Mencaková, Marián Skalský, Andrei Kutsila, Vincent Aguano, Ingrid Samulaková, Andrea Král, Štefan Vrátny, Art Nicomedia Culture & Art Association, Pavel Gajdoš, Štefan Vaľo, Association ULJUP, Eva Děkanovská, Ginka s. r. o., James Sutherland-Smith, UNS Nino Brajovic, Juergen Linke, Antik Telecom, Daniel Krátky, Bavaris Facility, Janko Konečný, Vladimir Barovič, Stela Jovanovič, Darko Kovič, Olivera Sašek Radulovič, Vladimir Djordjević, Dejan Dabič, Igor Aleksic, Ana Bozović, Nadežda Gavrilović, Ljiljana Pejčić, Sara Radojković, Predrag Rava, Sonja Milivojevic, Predrag Radisavljević, Stefan Beloica, Štefan Melník. Dejan Jovic, Nebojša Vlajic, Fedor Popov, Ľubica Sitarová, Elaia studio.

    Golden Beggar Competition 2016

    June 15th –19th 2016 , Košice, Slovakia

    CALL for Entries and Participation

    Rules and Regulations

    Film / Programme Entry Form

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    In case of any questions, please feel free to contact the festival organizers:

    City TV Foundation, International festival of Local Televisions, Jesenského 12, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia, Phone : 00421 905 966 649, Fax : 00421 55 622 17 93, e-mail : festival@festival .sk, www.festival. sk

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