Montecara Film Festival

Montecara Film Festival
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StatusActive
GenreFilm festival
FrequencyAnnual
Location(s)Çinematèca di Stado
Country Montecara
Years active83
InauguratedJune 10, 1936 (1936-06-10)
Websitefesta.cinemateca.mc

The Montecara Film Festival (Montecaran: Fèsta Montecarà di Çìnema) is an annual international film festival held in Montecara. It features premieres of films from all genres, including documentaries, made across the world. Each participating nation is allowed to submit one film for consideration for the festival's grand prize, the Béco aùreo (Golden Goat). Films must have been completed in the preceding 12 months and make their premiere at the festival to be eligible for screening. It takes place each year at the Çinematèca di Stado.

Format

The weeklong festival takes usually takes place in September or October. An opening ceremony held on the first night traditionally features a major opera singer performing the Montecaran national anthem before the Secretary of Education and Culture makes an introductory speech. The year’s films are introduced along with their directors, and the members of the jury are announced and introduced. There is sometimes an additional musical performance, usually of film music from the past. A reception follows the opening ceremony.

Films are screened each afternoon and evening of the festival, and there at least one reception or party each night. The last night of the festival features the awards ceremony, where the Béco aùreo is presented to the winning film by the Patron of the Çinematèca di Stado.

Prize

The Béco aùreo statuette

The festival's grand prize is the Béco aùreo, which is awarded on behalf of the Çinematèca di Stado to that year's best film. The physical prize is a golden statuette of a goat, Montecara's unofficial national animal. The jury is composed of directors, actors, writers, and other filmmakers associated with past winners of the prize.

Films awarded the Béco aùreo tend to be highly sought-after by distribution companies, many of whose representatives are always in attendance. Winning the prize is seen as one of the greatest financial blessings an artistic film can achieve, as it all but guarantees that the film will see a wide release and, more than likely, turn a profit.

List of awards

Year Béco aùreo Country of origin Synopsis
2019 Djoka  Gaullica An orphaned boy follows in the footsteps of a historical Sougoulic war chief in his fight against a Euclean mining development which threatens his home.
2018 Die erben
(The Heirs)
 Swetania In the aftermath of a major bomb attack in Ostapils, radicalisation and violence run high between rightists and radicals.
2017 Geneviève  Valentir Gaullican heiress Geneviève and Estmerish steel worker Ian strive to make their relationship work at the height of ethnic tensions in 1920's Valentir.
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008 Mârasi  Mabifia An old man recounts the massacre of his village during the final stages of the Bahian Mutiny to a group of young guerillas during the First Mabifian Civil War.
2007 Sakiko  Senria A black comedy about a Senrian woman's attempts to break out of a loveless marriage, a dead-end job, and a miserable life.
2006 Golden Rain  Xiaodong
2005
2004
2003
2002 Ni Suri
(The Two Pickpockets)
 Senria A drama focusing on a pair of teenage pickpockets in 1700s Senria, their romance, and the conflict between their life of crime and their hopes for the future.
2001
2000
1999
1998 Amici ed amànti
(Friends and lovers)
 Montecara A divorced man hosts a dinner party at his villa to celebrate his engagement to his second wife-to-be; the guest list includes his ex-wife, her new husband, her stepchildren, and his fiancée's adult daughter.
1997
1996
1995 Le chéile le haghaidh grá
(Together for Love)
 Caldia A Weranic soldier falls in love with a Caldish school teacher amid the volatile Occupation and is met with condemnation and a court-marshal for his same-sex relationship.
1994 Kaze no Hai
(Ashes in the Wind)
 Senria A Senrian mother in Xiaodongese-occupied Senria desperately attempts to save her two young children from the Senrian Genocide.
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989 Dzokera kumba
(Separation)
 Rwizikuru An Irfanic and Sotirian couple living in Yekumavirira prior to the Nasani-Rwizikuran War has to fight separation from both their land, and from each other because of their two faiths.
1988
1987 Il proxèt biànco
(The white plan)
 Montecara A plan to smuggle a large shipment of illegal drugs through Montecara turns into a fiasco of backstabbing, lies, and murder.
1986 Akayama
(Red Mountain)
 Senria A Senrian soldier during the Senrian-Xiaodongese War grapples with the bloodshed of the conflict and the loss of his comrades-in-arms.
1985
1984
1983
1982 Gone Home  Celestial Isles A young man named Ho'i embarks on a pilgrimage to his ancestral homeland to rediscover his indigenous identity, but is tested when he is met with suspicion upon arrival.
1981
1980
1979
1978 Gin'noken
(The Silver Sword)
 Senria A historical fiction film retelling the life of the rounin Hyouzaemon Nabesima and his role in the doomed Kyoutoku Rebellion.
1977
1976
1975 Gaisma  Swetania A scientific team is sent to evaluate the situation on the Gaisma space colony after supernatural occurences are reported.
1974 Kage ni Kakurete
(Hidden in Shadow)
 Senria A private investigator in 1910s Senria must go up against criminal gangs and corrupt officials in his efforts to take down a protection racket.
1973
1972
1971
1970
1969
1968
1967
1966
1965
1964
1963 Yakusoku
(Promise)
 Senria A romantic drama about two lovers, torn apart by circumstance, and their quest to reunite.
1962 Lu, màma
(You, mama)
 Montecara A distant adult son tries to forge a relationship with his free-spirited mother when he finds out that she is dying.
1961
1960 Bodehourege
(The Red Queen)
 Mabifia A deep criticism of Fuad Onika's socialist regime, concealed within an animated fable about Leïla Calougite, the commoner who married a Hourege and initiated a bloody purge of society.
1959 Kakusareta Yousai
(The Hidden Fortress)
 Senria A samurai film about a samurai's efforts to destroy an abandoned fortress being used by brigands to harass and extort Senrian peasants.
1958
1957
1956
1955
1954
1953
1952
1951
1950 Giàn il sìmplio
(John the simple)
 Montecara An intellectually disabled man tries to survive during the Occupation of Montecara by Fascist Gaullica.
1949
1948
1947
1946
1945
1944
1943
1942 Solitary Spring  Xiaodong
1941
1940
1939 Rotes Wasser
Red Watеrs
 Swetania A young monarchist officer sails up the Sweta river on a relief mission in the worsening chaos of the Swetanian Revolution.
1938
1937
1936 Il Paradiso  Montecara A foreign diplomat is drawn into a world of scandal and intrigue by an intoxicating Montecaran cabaret dancer, with disastrous results.