The 'Golden Beggar' International Festival of Local Televisions

Thu 16th Feb 17: IFoLT & Golden Beggar 2017

Six weeks before the 31st March deadline, there are already over ninety films registered, from more than 30 countries from around the world, for the Golden Beggar 2017, part of the 23rd International Festival of Local Televisions.

Just as in previous editions, there are 3 sections –Local Television, Production Companies and Young Authors– in the main Golden Beggar prize competitions.

“We expect entries that reflect the lives and fates of people living where you live. We also welcome works that uncover serious problems of present-day society, such as corruption, blackmail, minority and cross-border problems and the fate of children and women, as well as works that inform us about the impact of global warming, the current financial crisis and the growing threat of political polarisation” says Eva Děkanovská, director of the festival.

The International Jury will watch the competition films via special access on and Seven jury members will work under the leadership of Roger Worrod, the Swiss-based actor, writer and producer.
“We are pleased that again this year most film entries, including those from Slovakia, come from creative young authors. We are also glad to see successful authors from previous years coming back. Former Golden Beggar winner Eva-Katsiaryna Makhava is sending her latest film and many other old friends will again send or bring their latest works” says Eva Děkanovská.

23rd International Festival of Local Televisions Košice 2017
7th – 10th June 2017

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