Our movie won the audience award at the International Phoenix Film Festival in the Cultural Diplomacy Section. This is the 17th award for Secret Ingredient!
We are honored to announce that “Secret Ingredient” is nominated for the international cinema prize East–West. Golden Arch is award given for the achievements in the field of cinema to the best authors of films created in the countries of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. The award ceremony will be held on April 14 in Moscow. The prize is established by the Confederation of the Filmmakers Unions.
Secret Ingredient is part of the official selection at “Festival de Cine Europeo en Puerto Rico”. The European Film Festival of Puerto Rico (FCEPR) has grown over the last decade to become one of the main film events on the Caribbean island. The FCEPR has taken the lead in presenting the best of the new European films and at the same time attracting the public with discussion by filmmakers and actors and film workshops. With its additional events, the FCEPR inspires and educates Puerto Rican audience through film and takes local and international films to communities throughout Puerto Rico. Additionally, the FCEPR encourages the development of local filmmakers and helps them reach an international audience by encouraging them to participate in international festivals.
This is the 55th international film festival for our film and our seventh time in USA.
Secret Ingredient will be part of the official selection of the biggest film festival in Arizona. The 19th Phoenix Film Festival will screen more than 175 feature films and shorts. Attendees will be a part of screenings; Q&A sessions with producers, director and talent; enjoy world-class entertainment; an impressive silent auction and more. Different films will be presented each day.
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This weekend theatrical distribution of Secret Ingredient in Italy started. We already had premieres in Bergamo, Milan and Rome. Other cities will follow in the next days.
Rome premiere was on Saturday night in Cinema Detour, one of the most important theaters for independent movies in the city. The hall was packed and the audience was eager to have a discussion with the director Gjorce Stavreski.
Italian televisions, radios, newspapers and websites have a great interest for the movie. Reviews, interviews and announcements for the distribution were published in the most prestigious media: Rainews.it, Rai1, Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, Internazionale, Taxi Drivers, CinemaItaliano.info, Cineblog.it, Sentieri selvaggi, Alias, CinecittàNews, Cinematographe.it, Bookciak Magazine, MYmovies.it, Rumore, SilenzioInSala.com, Marie Claire, Ciak, Radio Onda Rossa 87.9 etc.
We thank Lab 80 film, Cinema Beltrade and Cineteca Milan in Milan, Cinema Auditorium in Bergamo, PostModernissimo in Perugia, as well as to Cinema Detour in Rome for the perfect start of the Italian theatrical distribution for Secret Ingredient in Italy.
Blagoj Veselinov, who acts in the leading role in “Secret Ingredient”, received the European Shooting Star Award at Berlin Film Festival. The jury remarked: “Blagoj Veselinov has utterly impressed the jury with his performance in Gjorce Stavreski’s Secret Ingredient, which is imbued with deep and unexpected sensitivity. Veselinov’s turn here is cleverly and commandingly toned down and subtle, showing his heartfelt bond with his character. We look forward to seeing what he does next!”