Similarly to several famous international film festivals, Titanic, for its 18th edition, also joins the transcontinental professional programme called Eye on Films. This initiative aims at helping the debut of first feature filmmakers, providing them wider attention and acknowledgement on an international scale by reinforcing the cooperation between festivals and local distributors.
The project has been joined by 14 film festivals and 16 distribution companies so far which all agree to select a film each from a movie list based on mutual consent, feature it on their programme and distribute it on the local territory.
The launch of Eye on Films
was announced at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Participating in the project, Titanic joins a range of festivals such as the Edinburgh or the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival. However, Titanic is the first event where the plan is put in practice: the Canadian film Oliver Sherman
will be screened in the frame of Eye on Films
. Ryan Redford
Rachel’s first feature, based on Ingalls’ short story, is about a silent war veteran whose muteness covers enormous tensions. The film starts out by his characterisation portrait and ends up in a psychological thriller. The movie will be seen later on in the Hungarian cinemas thanks to the local distributor partner of Eye on Films
, Anjou Lafayette