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Community Corner

French-language Film Festival
Bahá'í Community's New Year Celebration
Austrian Embassy reading and exhibitions
French Institute exhibitions
Goethe Institute video show and exhibitions
Swedish exhibition for the disabled
Spanish exhibition in Danubiana

French-language Film Festival

During a world-wide celebration in March of French language films, the French Institute in Bratislava and other French-speaking embassies and institutes will organise the third annual 'Festival International du Film Francophone de Bratislava 2001' (FIFF BA 2001). The festival will present more then 30 premieres of films and documentaries and 12 short-films with an antiracist theme made in France, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Tunis, Lebanon, Haiti, Burkina Faso, and the Ivory Coast.
A "Film Night" marathon of five films will be shown from 20:00 till breakfast on Friday, March 23. The festival will run March 21-28 in Istota cinema on Karloveská 32 (in Karlova Ves). To get there from the city centre, take trams # 1, 5, 9 or 12 towards Dúbravka. Tickets: 50 Sk per performance, 150 Sk, for the Film Night, 300 Sk for a festival pass. Tickets can be bought either at Istota cinema or at the French Institute on Sedlárska 7. Tel: 5934 7777.


Bahá'í Community's New Year Celebration

The Bratislava Bahá'í community invites you to join their New Year's celebration on the first day of spring, March 3. This joyous event full of music, fun and delicious refreshments starts at 18:00 at Zichy Palace on Ventúrska 9. For more information call Vahid at tel: 4329 3075.
AmCham Seminar and Business Cocktail
The American Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia invites you to a Cause-related Marketing Seminar with Richard Steckel, author of Making Money while Making a Difference - How to Profit with a Non-profit Partner. The conference starts at 16:30 on March 21 at the Diamant Congress Centre in Hotel Danube on Rybné námestie 1, and will be followed by a Business Cocktail at 18:00. Reservations necessary. Tel: 5934 0508.


Austrian Embassy reading and exhibitions

The Austrian Culture Institute and the EuroPrix Management Team invite you to participate in the EuroPrix presentation, which will highlight the innovation and creativity of new media content production and design, at 16:00 on March 19, at Mozartova sieo (Mozart Hall) of the Austrian Embassy on Ventúrska 10. Tel: 5441 8507.
Actors Brigitte Slezak and Reinhard Hauser will read a shortened version of five autobiographic books written by Austrian author Thomas Bernhard in a reading entitled "Ins Leben Entlassen" (Released to Life). Starts at 18:00 on Thursday, March 22, at Mozartova sieo (Mozart Hall) of the Austrian Embassy on Ventúrska 10. In German.
The Austrian Culture Institute is holding an exhibition of six Weinviertel region artists as well as six artists from Slovakia's Záhorie region, entitled From One And The Other Side, featuring paintings, graphics, photographs, plastics and ceramics influenced by the land, environment and mutual ties. Exhibition runs at the Austrian Culture Centre on Zelená 7 till the end of March. Tel: 5443 2985.


French Institute exhibitions

The French Institute in Bratislava is holding an exhibition entitled "Europeans in Paris", which features photographs by 16 French photographers of architecture and Parisian citizens. The exhibition runs till March 30 in the French Institute Gallery on Sedlárska 7. Tel: 5934 7777.
The Institute is also holding the "Sixty Magazines About Architecture" exhibition, featuring European architectural magazines published last century. The exhibition runs till March 31 at the Fakulta architektúry (Faculty of Architecture) on námestie Slobody 19.


Goethe Institute video show and exhibitions

The Goethe Institute in Bratislava is holding an exhibition of Dušan Kállay's book illustrations entitled Faust and Margaret, beginning at 17:30 on Monday, March 19. The exhibition will run at the Goethe Institute on Panenská 33 till March 12. Tel: 5443 3130.
The 1930 film Der Blaue Engel (Blue Angel) by Josef von Sternberg will be shown at 17:00 on Tuesday, March 20, also at the Goethe Institute. Staring Marlene Dietrich.
The institute is holding an exhibition of the works of German architect Hans Michael Foldeak entitled Projekt für Pressburg (Project for Bratislava) - Pribinova street 2002-2010. The exhibition runs at the Gallery of Spolok architektov Slovenska (Union of Slovak Architects) on Panská 15. Exhibition runs till March 24. Tel: 5443 3130.


Swedish exhibition for the disabled

The Consulate General of Sweden offers the exhibition Design For Every Body, which originally debuted at the Sydney Paralympics. Swedish designers who try to make the lives of disabled people as active as possible will exhibit ergonomic aids for the disabled. Esterházyho Palace of the Slovenská národná galéria (Slovak National Gallery) on Námestie Ľudovíta Štúra 4. Open daily except Mon 10:00-18:00. Tel: 5720 2712. Exhibition runs till March 30.


Spanish exhibition in Danubiana

End of a Long Journey is an exhibition of Spanish painter Miguel Ybanez, organised by the the Spanish Embassy in Slovakia. The exhibition runs at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Eunovo and lasts till June 22. For more information, check out www.danubiana.sk or call 0903 605 505.


Does your embassy, institute, or organisation have an upcoming event? Tell the expat community in Slovakia all about it in The Slovak Spectator's Community Corner. To place a notice of your group's events, please contact Zuzana Habšudová at tel: 5923 3304. Or send her a notice by e-mail at slspect@internet.sk.

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