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Disappearing Act V

Apr 19 — Apr 21, 2013

Disappearing Act V is a celebration of the vitality of European cinema. Launched as an annual event in 2009, it instantly became popular for its unique, carefully curated film selection, presenting films that have gained acclaim on the festival circuit, yet remain largely unknown to American audiences. For the first time, Moving Image will host a selection of titles from the festival, which opens on April 10 at the IFC Center, continues at the Bohemian National Hall, and concludes at the Museum. Full festival program is available at

Disappearing Act V is presented by the Disappearing Act Festival Board, chaired by the Czech Center New York, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut New York, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, and the Polish Cultural Institute New York, organized in partnership with the Balassi Institute – Hungarian Cultural Center, the Belgian Tourist Office – French Speaking Belgium – Brussels Wallonia, the Consulate General of Cyprus, the Consulate General of Estonia, the Consulate General of the Slovak Republic, the Consulate General of Sweden, the Consulate General of Switzerland, the Embassy of Slovenia, the IFC Center, the Italian Cultural Institute, Museum of the Moving Image, the Norwegian Consulate General, the Onassis Foundation (USA), together with the Consulate General of Greece, the Romanian Film Initiative, among others, and with support from the +421 Foundation, Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association, the Cyprus Federation of America the EYE Film Institute Netherlands, the Slovak Film Institute, Slovenian Film Centre, and Wallonie Bruxelles Images. Disappearing Act V is an official project of the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), sponsored in part by the Trust for Mutual Understanding, and the EU Delegation to the United Nations, additional support by Pilsner Urquell, Hospoda Restaurant, and Becherovka. Curated and produced by Irena Kovarova. Production assistance by Sven Buehrer.