Projects 2021

CATCHING MELANIA / UJETI MELANIO
dir. Jurij Gruden
Slovenia

What happens in a small town when the girl next door becomes First Lady of the USA?

We were following the term of US First Lady, Melania Trump, for four years in her hometown in Slovenia. Her former friends and people who knew her remember her with admiration and in a critical way. Some even want to meet her. Who is this enigmatic and elusive person?

Original language Slovene, English
Subtitles English
Length 70/52 minutes
Expected date of delivery 02/2022
Production company AVI FILM
Contact information: avifilm.info@gmail.com

FLORIAN’S WITNESSES / СВІДКИ ФЛОРІАНА
dir. Oleksiy Radynski
Ukraine

The story of an artist who never gives up

What is Earth? What is humankind? What is a Solar system? Who is Florian Yuriev? Why did he construct a UFO building in Kyiv? Will we be able to use it for its intended purpose, in the future? Our film deals with the questions related to the legendary figure of Kyiv-based architect Florian Yuriev. This project is a full-length extension of a short film Facade Colour: Blue, which premiered at Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen and received several audience awards at film festivals.

Original language Ukrainian, English
Subtitles English
Length 80 minutes
Expected date of delivery 11/2021
Production company Kinotron Group
Contact information: lyubzja.knorozok@gmail.com

FRAGMENTS OF ICE / FRAGMENTY LYODU
dir. Maria Stoianova
Ukraine

Double exposure of visions – my father’s and mine – on the two worlds that met once dramatically

The director’s father, Soviet figure skating star, went on tours to the imaginary West and filmed his life in the transition period of the 80s and 90s. Rediscovering his amateur VHS archive, a director explores his vision of paradise against the changing historical background. 15 videotapes, the spirit of traveling to the West. The birth of a daughter. The collapse of the USSR. Fragments of Ice is a journey of growing-up for society, for the father, and for the daughter. A journey that is ongoing.

Original language Russian, UkrainIan
Subtitles English
Length 70 minutes
Expected date of delivery 11/2022
Production company Tabor LTD, Ukraine
Contact information: gorlova@taborproduction.com

GINA / ĐINA
dir. Sara Stijović
Montenegro

Marina finds her aunt’s memoirs and tries to understand why she died as “her own shadow”

Gina was a Montenegrin girl who had become a political prisoner in the 1950s in the ex-Yugoslavia. The story follows Marina, Gina’s niece, on her way to the prison she is visiting for the second time – the first time as a baby seen in a photograph and now as an elderly lady. Together, we are bringing the female side of the Yugoslavian camps, and questioning how many generations it takes to overcome a trauma.

Original language Montenegrin, Serbian
Subtitles English
Length 85 minutes
Expected date of delivery 12/2022
Production company LIVE Production, Montenegro
Contact information: zugamn@yahoo.com
Co-production company: Rezon Inkubator, Serbia

IRONMAN
dir. Kiril Karakash, Svetislav Podleshanov
North Macedonia

A retired police officer has been resolutely trying to build a perpetual motion machine in order to save the world from global warming

Vojo, a retired police officer lives in Skopje, one of the most polluted cities in the world. He finds meaning in his passion and love for innovation, which he directs towards clean energy and ecology. Over the past 15 years, he has successfully implemented eight patented projects, but his passion is reserved for building a perpetual motion machine that will generate clean electricity without the need for an energy source. Will our Don Quixote-like hero succeed in fulfilling his mission – reducing pollution to save Earth from global warming and destruction by man – or will he redeem himself for the damage his obsession has caused to his family?

Original language Macedonian
Subtitles English
Length 70 minutes
Expected date of delivery 01/2023
Production company Opium Film, North Macedonia
Contact information: opiumfilmm@gmail.com

LIFE AND DEATH OF A CHRISTMAS TREE / KALĖDŲ EGLUTĖS GYVENIMAS IR MIRTIS
dir. Arturas Jevdokimovas
Lithuania/Georgia

Joyful hustle and bustle hides billion euro business and characters’ daily struggle for survival

Most of the Christmas trees sold in Europe originate from a small mountainous region of Georgia. Together with the families running Christmas tree businesses we follow the journey of the ultimate winter symbol crossing countries and cultures, from Georgian fir forests, through Christmas tree farms in Denmark, shopping rush and festive fireworks. As the holidays are over and the cities quiet down, here and there lie the abandoned Christmas trees.

Original language Lithuanian, English, Danish, Georgian
Subtitles English
Length 90 minutes
Expected date of delivery 08/2023
Production company Kinomind Films, Lithuania
Contact information: hello@kinomindfilms.com
Co-production company: Funky Production House, Georgia

NAMELESS / БЕЗЫМЯННЫЙ ЧЕЛОВЕК
dir. Nadya Zakharova
Estonia

Genuine poetic stories of the people living between the wild northern taiga and an old Gulag prison

Each nameless person has to get their name. There’s no place where you can get such an acute feeling of the world and life as in a small neglected town on the edge of the earth.

We collect intimate and genuine stories of the nameless people living between the wild northern taiga and an old Gulag prison, which still casts its grim shade on their joys and griefs.

Original language Russian
Subtitles English
Length 70 minutes
Expected date of delivery 02/2022
Production company Marx Film, Estonia
Contact information: max.tuula@marxfilm.com

PEACE FOR NINA / МИР ДЛЯ НІНИ
dir. Zhanna Maksymenko-Dovhych
Ukraine

Nina all her life was overtaken by war. Will she ever find peace?

It is a story about a woman overtaken by war all her life. Her father was a Soviet soldier in the time of World War II, her husband was a Soviet military officer who died from injuries sustained during the infamous Soviet military campaign in Afghanistan, while Nina’s eldest son volunteered with the Ukrainian Armed Forces and was captured and brutally executed by Russian mercenaries during the undeclared war between Russia and Ukraine in the East of Ukraine.

Original language Ukrainian
Subtitles English
Length 80 minutes
Expected date of delivery 02/2022
Production company Zhanna Maksymenko-Dovhych Film Production, Ukraine
Contact information: Jeanne.dovhych@gmail.com

REQUIEM TO HOT DAYS OF SUMMER /რეკვიემი ზაფხულის სიცხიან დღეებს
dir. Giorgi Parkosadze
Georgia

Mother and Son – unbreakable bond defined by the invisible burden of care, tenderness and solitude

Guri and his mother, Sanata, have been living in a mountainous village of Georgia, with a dog – Tuia. The visual observational journey vividly shows motherhood’s bond, image of everlasting, pure, endearing union.

Meanwhile, living in harmony, what happens if a third person intrudes in their tacit relationship. The young lady’s rapid appearance arouses questions – to what direction their life will turn, what will be transformed, lost, or gained.

Original language Georgian
Subtitles English
Length 80 minutes
Expected date of delivery 01/2022
Production company Attic Production, Georgia
Contact information: atticdocu@gmail.com
Co-production company: Filmografik Productions, Greece

A SAIL / აფრა
dir. Anna Dziapshipa
Georgia

Abandoned house turns out to be a “rite of passage” that opens the door to revisit the past

A Sail is about the obsession with identity and homeland. Told through personal biography, the film searches for lost and split identity, using collective and personal archive materials and recent visits to Abkhazia; Finding abandoned summer house after 25 years in unrecognised territory offers a new perspective on roots. The house turns out to be a trap and a revelation; a “rite of passage” that opens the door to revisit the past.

Original language Georgian
Subtitles English
Length 60 minutes
Expected date of delivery 12/2021
Production company Sakdoc Film, Georgia
Contact information: keti@sakdoc.ge

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