OSCAR WINNERS FRANCES MCDORMAND AND JOEL COEN ARE GUESTS OF THE PONTA LOPUD FESTIVAL

OSCAR WINNERS FRANCES MCDORMAND AND JOEL COEN ARE GUESTS OF THE SECOND PONTA LOPUD FESTIVAL

The second Ponta Lopud Festival in June will turn the island of Lopud into a creative cultural hub and a gathering place for film professionals to exchange ideas and enjoy art. 

Ponta Lopud film festival, photo by Zoran Marinović,, Croatia
Ponta Lopud film festival, photo by Zoran Marinović,Croatia

A group of talented regional film professionals of a new generation will have the opportunity to learn about the professional and personal experiences of the two of the most prominent film personalities and multiple Oscar winners, actress and producer Frances McDormand and director, producer, and screenwriter Joel Coen.

Joel Coen & Frances McDormand, GettyImage, photo credit by PONTA LOPUD Film festival
Joel Coen & Frances McDormand, GettyImage, photo credit by PONTA LOPUD Film festival

Multiple Oscar winners Frances McDormand and Joel Coen will share their professional and personal experiences with some twenty masterclass participants in the unique atmosphere of the island of Lopud.

Joel Coen and Frances McDormand will run joint and individual workshops during the Festival. They will talk about their careers and the experience of working together and collaborating with many professionals in the filmmaking process.

Frances McDormand, photo credit by PONTA LOPUD Film festival
Frances McDormand, photo credit by PONTA LOPUD Film festival

Frances McDormand has long been considered one of the most important living actresses. With strong character roles and many outstanding acting achievements, she has delighted critics and audiences for more than three decades. Her performances in films such as “Fargo”, ” Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, “Nomadland”, “Burn After Reading” and many others constantly raise the standards of acting skills as we understand them.

With an awe-inspiring career, Frances McDormand has been awarded four Oscars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Last year, she became the first actress to receive two awards for the same film in the same year (Best Actress and Best Picture as one of the producers of “Nomadland”. As a winner of the highest accolades_ Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award in the acting categories, she is also a member of the prestigious Triple Crown of Acting Club.

Joel Coen, GettyImages, photo credit by PONTA LOPUD Film festival
Joel Coen, GettyImages, photo credit by PONTA LOPUD Film festival

American director, screenwriter, and producer Joel Coen has won four prestigious Academy Awards and the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Festival. Together with his brother Ethan, he has been making a number of unforgettable films for four decades, among which are some of the central titles of film anthologies like “No Country for Old Men”, “Fargo”, “Barton Fink”, and “The Big Lebowski”.

“With their work and achievements, Frances McDormand and Joel Coen have left an indelible mark on the film art and enriched it immensely. In the inspiring atmosphere of the island of Lopud, they will share with young talents their invaluable creative experience gathered over the years of work and talk about the film as an art form. The success of the first Ponta Lopud Festival has encouraged us to raise the bar even higher in all segments of planning and organizing the event itself, which will include the program for masters and young talents, and specially selected films for the lovers of the seventh art”, said Miro Purivatra, one of the Ponta Lopud Festival founders.

The program of the Ponta Lopud Festival has been expanded this year. In addition to a series of workshops, meetings, and talks prepared for actors, actresses, and male and female directors, special professional programs exclusively for women cinematographers are planned. About twenty masterclass participants will enjoy the rare privilege of learning from the top professionals. The latter want their work to the fullest and always look for inspiration.

During the six days of the Festival, participants and audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy seven films during eight evening screenings in unique locations under the stars, such as the exceptional ambiance of the Franciscan Monastery Fortress – Lopud 1483 and the beach of RMH Lafodia Sea Resort.

The second Ponta Lopud festival will be held from June 22 to 27, 2022.

Ponta Lopud Festival is a creative hub, a meeting place for regional film talents,

LAFODIA SEA RESORT, Beach projection, photo by Veronica Arevalo, photo credit by PONTA LOPUD FILM FESTIVAL
LAFODIA SEA RESORT, Beach projection, photo by Veronica Arevalo, photo credit by PONTA LOPUD FILM FESTIVAL

renowned authors from the film world, and film lovers. Young talents and reputable professionals of the seventh art have the chance to gain new experiences and create long-term professional relationships and friendships in the inspiring environment of the island of Lopud. Bringing together new generations of filmmakers on this beautiful Elaphite island, Ponta Lopud Festival, which primarily focuses on creative processes and film as an art form, also offers insight into current trends in regional cinema. 

The Ponta Lopud Festival was founded by Tilda Grossel Bogdanović and Mirsad Purivatra in 2021 to promote the professional development of a new generation of film talents.

All information about the Ponta Lopud Festival program and accompanying events is available on the Festival’s official website: www.pontalopud.hr and on the Festival’s social media.

A Firework at the grand opening, Ponta Lopud film festival, Croatia
A Firework at the grand opening,photo by Zoran Marinović, Ponta Lopud film festival, Croatia

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OSCAR WINNERS FRANCES MCDORMAND AND JOEL COEN ARE GUESTS OF THE SECOND PONTA LOPUD FESTIVAL

The second Ponta Lopud Festival in June will turn the island of Lopud into a creative cultural hub and a gathering place for film professionals to exchange ideas and enjoy art. 

Ponta Lopud film festival, photo by Zoran Marinović,, Croatia
Ponta Lopud film festival, photo by Zoran Marinović,Croatia

A group of talented regional film professionals of a new generation will have the opportunity to learn about the professional and personal experiences of the two of the most prominent film personalities and multiple Oscar winners, actress and producer Frances McDormand and director, producer, and screenwriter Joel Coen.

Joel Coen & Frances McDormand, GettyImage, photo credit by PONTA LOPUD Film festival
Joel Coen & Frances McDormand, GettyImage, photo credit by PONTA LOPUD Film festival

Multiple Oscar winners Frances McDormand and Joel Coen will share their professional and personal experiences with some twenty masterclass participants in the unique atmosphere of the island of Lopud.

Joel Coen and Frances McDormand will run joint and individual workshops during the Festival. They will talk about their careers and the experience of working together and collaborating with many professionals in the filmmaking process.

Frances McDormand, photo credit by PONTA LOPUD Film festival
Frances McDormand, photo credit by PONTA LOPUD Film festival

Frances McDormand has long been considered one of the most important living actresses. With strong character roles and many outstanding acting achievements, she has delighted critics and audiences for more than three decades. Her performances in films such as “Fargo”, ” Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, “Nomadland”, “Burn After Reading” and many others constantly raise the standards of acting skills as we understand them.

With an awe-inspiring career, Frances McDormand has been awarded four Oscars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Last year, she became the first actress to receive two awards for the same film in the same year (Best Actress and Best Picture as one of the producers of “Nomadland”. As a winner of the highest accolades_ Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award in the acting categories, she is also a member of the prestigious Triple Crown of Acting Club.

Joel Coen, GettyImages, photo credit by PONTA LOPUD Film festival
Joel Coen, GettyImages, photo credit by PONTA LOPUD Film festival

American director, screenwriter, and producer Joel Coen has won four prestigious Academy Awards and the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Festival. Together with his brother Ethan, he has been making a number of unforgettable films for four decades, among which are some of the central titles of film anthologies like “No Country for Old Men”, “Fargo”, “Barton Fink”, and “The Big Lebowski”.

“With their work and achievements, Frances McDormand and Joel Coen have left an indelible mark on the film art and enriched it immensely. In the inspiring atmosphere of the island of Lopud, they will share with young talents their invaluable creative experience gathered over the years of work and talk about the film as an art form. The success of the first Ponta Lopud Festival has encouraged us to raise the bar even higher in all segments of planning and organizing the event itself, which will include the program for masters and young talents, and specially selected films for the lovers of the seventh art”, said Miro Purivatra, one of the Ponta Lopud Festival founders.

The program of the Ponta Lopud Festival has been expanded this year. In addition to a series of workshops, meetings, and talks prepared for actors, actresses, and male and female directors, special professional programs exclusively for women cinematographers are planned. About twenty masterclass participants will enjoy the rare privilege of learning from the top professionals. The latter want their work to the fullest and always look for inspiration.

During the six days of the Festival, participants and audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy seven films during eight evening screenings in unique locations under the stars, such as the exceptional ambiance of the Franciscan Monastery Fortress – Lopud 1483 and the beach of RMH Lafodia Sea Resort.

The second Ponta Lopud festival will be held from June 22 to 27, 2022.

Ponta Lopud Festival is a creative hub, a meeting place for regional film talents,

LAFODIA SEA RESORT, Beach projection, photo by Veronica Arevalo, photo credit by PONTA LOPUD FILM FESTIVAL
LAFODIA SEA RESORT, Beach projection, photo by Veronica Arevalo, photo credit by PONTA LOPUD FILM FESTIVAL

renowned authors from the film world, and film lovers. Young talents and reputable professionals of the seventh art have the chance to gain new experiences and create long-term professional relationships and friendships in the inspiring environment of the island of Lopud. Bringing together new generations of filmmakers on this beautiful Elaphite island, Ponta Lopud Festival, which primarily focuses on creative processes and film as an art form, also offers insight into current trends in regional cinema. 

The Ponta Lopud Festival was founded by Tilda Grossel Bogdanović and Mirsad Purivatra in 2021 to promote the professional development of a new generation of film talents.

All information about the Ponta Lopud Festival program and accompanying events is available on the Festival’s official website: www.pontalopud.hr and on the Festival’s social media.

A Firework at the grand opening, Ponta Lopud film festival, Croatia
A Firework at the grand opening,photo by Zoran Marinović, Ponta Lopud film festival, Croatia
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