Works in Progress @KVIFF 2017

Works in Progress and Eurimage Lab Project Award Jury

Iole Maria Giannattasio Iole Maria Giannattasio

Iole Maria Giannattasio is the coordinator of the research unit established within Directorate-General for Cinema of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, MiBACT.

Iole represents Italy at Eurimages - European Cinema Support Fund, at the European Audiovisual Observatory, at EFARN– European Film Agencies Research Network and at EWA – European Women Audiovisual Network.

Iole is the author of several publications on audiovisual film industries and markets and she is a collaborator of the Film Magazine 8 ½ - numeri visioni e prospettive del cinema italiano, published by Istituto Luce-Cinecittà.

She was a member of the team established by DG Cinema for the administration of the new tax incentives for film industry in effect since 2009.

From 2004 to 2009 she worked as media analyst at Cinecittà Holding S.p.A’s Osservatorio Italiano dell’Audiovisivo and then at Cinecittà Luce S.p.A.’s Centro Studi.

Italian Directorate-General for Cinema is in charge of public functions and duties related to the Film Industry within the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MiBACT). Its statutory mandate entails the promotion, the development, the protection and the dissemination of Italian films and audiovisual works, aiming to consolidate their paramount role in creating and preserving national and local cultural identity. The main activities are: promoting and coordinating initiatives to spread the circulation of audiovisual works in Italy and abroad; providing financial support to production, distribution and exhibition, professional training, media literacy and promotion of audiovisual culture; encouraging international cooperation in the audiovisual sector. Both direct support (through grants) and indirect support (through fiscal incentives) are provided. Directorate-General for Cinema supervises the Fondazione Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, the Istituto Luce – Cinecittà, the Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia, the Museo nazionale del cinema Fondazione Maria Adriana Prolo and the Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna.


Cedomir Kolar Cedomir Kolar

Cedomir Kolar was born in the former Yugoslavia, in the city of Rijeka on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. He graduated in film production from the Belgrade Academy of Dramatic Arts. Since 1991, he has been a producer for Noé Productions in Paris. His credits include Before the Rain by Milcho Manchevski, Africa My Africa and Kini and Adams by Idrissa Ouedraogo, As You Want Me by Carmine Amoroso, Train of Life by Radu Mihaileanu, The Adopted Son and The Chimp by Aktan Abdykalykov, No Man’s Land by Danis Tanović, and Tanović’s short film in the anthology film 11’09”01-September 11, produced by Galatée films and StudioCanal.

In 2003 he started the new Paris-based production company A.S.A.P. Films, together with director Danis Tanović and fellow producer Marc Baschet. In 2005 he produced Tanović’s feature film Hell (L’Enfer) written by Krzysztof Piesiewicz in collaboration with Krzysztof Kieślowski.

Cedomir Kolar is an Academy Award-nominated (Before the Rain by Milcho Manchevski) and Academy Award-winning producer (No Man’s Land by Danis Tanović).

A.S.A.P. Films is an independent production company jointly created in 2003 by producer

Cedomir Kolar, Oscar-winning director Danis Tanović and producer Marc Baschet.

The company’s philosophy is to produce independent films by filmmakers from different parts of the world, regardless of the language, cost or the director’s stature.


The first film produced by the company in 2004–05 was Danis Tanović’s Hell (L’Enfer), based on an original screenplay by Krzysztof Piesiewicz. In 2005 A.S.A.P. Films co-produced Benjamin Filipović’s film Well Tempered Corpses (Dobro Ustimani Mrtvaci) with Studio Maj in Slovenia and Sintra in Italy. Other important projects include Tanović’s feature film Triage, starring Colin Farrell, Paz Vega and Christopher Lee, and the Hungarian film Womb, a co-production with Razor Film and Inforg Studio, written and directed by Benedek Fliegauf and featuring Eva Green. A.S.A.P. Films is currently in pre-production with Samuel Maoz’s Foxtrot, Mehmet Can Mertoglu’s Turkish production of Albüm and Aktan Arym Kubat’s Centaur.


Susana Santos Rodrigues Susana Santos Rodrigues

Zimbabwe-born film programmer, distributor, and producer.

Graduated in Modern Literature, with a post-graduation in Performance Arts' Management and Production, Portugal. Devoted to the programming, distribution and marketing communications of independent cinema for over 15 years. 

Currently living in between Europe and Latin America. 

Member of the selection committee of the Rio Film Festival (Brazil) and the Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). External expert assisting Creative Europe - Media programme funding in the evaluation of European projects.

Co-founder of VAIVEM.

VAIVEM, the distribution and production outfit organizing festivals, seminars and film releases in Argentina, Portugal and Ecuador. Also active in Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico. 


Brighton 4
Brighton 4


Georgia, Bulgaria
Directed by: Levan Koguashvili
Scriptwriter: Boris Frumin, Levan Koguashvili
Producer: Levan Koguashvili, Olena Yershova, Irakli Rodonaya
Camera: Phedon Papamichael
Music: TBC
Language: Georgian, English, Russian
Genre: dramedy
Release date: 04/2018
What’s missing: part of financing, postproduction

This is the film’s final distribution title.
Working version of the film will be presented.


Film synopsis

Kahi, a 65 year old Georgian ex-wrestler travels all the way to Brooklyn, New York to help his son Soso to get out from under a gambling debt. Kahi is man of honor and expects his son to live by the same code. In New York, Kahi meets people who help him and people who ignore him. Brighton 4 is a mix of drama and comedy.

Director’s filmography

Born in Tbilisi in 1973, Levan Koguashvili studied cinema in Tbilisi and at VGIK (Moscow). In 2007, he graduated from the Tisch School (New York University). Levan’s short film The Debt (2005) was in the official selection of the 2006 Sundance IFF and won a number of awards. His first feature film Street Days premiered in the competition at the Rotterdam IFF in 2010 and by many critics was regarded as the beginning of a new wave of the modern Georgian cinema. Blind Dates (2013) was premiered at Toronto IFF and Berlinale – Forum, has got more then 20 awards, went to more then 100 festivals. Feature doc. Gogita’s New Life (2016) was premiered at IDFA’s competition and got a Special mention at Docudays.ua

Producer’s filmography

KINO IBERICA was founded in 2011 by writer, director and producer Levan Koguashvili. Feature film Blind Dates (2013) was a first feature produced by Kino Iberica that has got 20 awards on the international festivals. In 2016 feature documentary Gogita’s New Life was premiered at IDFA competition.
TATO FILM is a production and sales company that operates in Ukraine and in Turkey created by Olena Yershova who has produced 7 fiction feature films and 2 feature documentaries that gathered more then 100 prizes around the world, Including Frost by Sarunas Bartas – Director’s Forthnight, Cannes IFF, 2017, Motherland by Senem Tuzen – Venice IFF – Critics week, 2015.

Producer’s statement

Brighton 4 has been supported by Georgian and Bulgarian Film Centers, by Georgian TV. The budget is 1,2 mln euro. We finished 2 weeks of shooting in Tbilisi and we plan the 3 weeks of shooting in New York in late autumn. The main character KAHI will be played by a legendary Georgian athlete, 2 time Olympic and 5 time world champion in free-style wrestling Levan Tediashvili. Levan is a person of a rich and also tragic life. He lost his son during the Georgian-Abkhazian war in 1992, he was next to his son when he got killed. As a result we have this noble man in his late 60’s with an unusually strong and at the same time vulnerable presence on the screen. The DoP is one of the leading Hollywood DoPs Phedon Papamichael: Nebraska, The Pursuit of Happiness, Million Dollar Hotel.

Contact / Presenters

Kino Iberica
Melikishvili Str. 13 Old Tbilisi, 0179, Tbilisi, Georgia
Email: levan.koguashvili@gmail.com

Levan Koguashvili | Film Producer, Film Director
Email: levan.koguashvili@gmail.com
Mobile: +995595139195

Olena Yershova | Film Producer
Email: o.yershova@gmail.com
Mobile: +905373008702

Irakli Rodonaya | Film Producer
Email: erodonaya@gmail.com

Censor
Cenzorka


Slovak Republic
Directed by: Peter Kerekes
Scriptwriter: Ivan Ostrochovsky, Peter Kerekes
Camera: Martin Kollár
Language: Ukrainian, Russian
Website: www.kerekesfilm.com
Genre: fiction
Release date: 07/2018
What’s missing: third co-producer, international sales

This is the film’s working title and may change.
Working version of the film will be presented.


Film synopsis

Irina Alexandrovna works as a censor in Odessa prison. The control of the letters is given by law, to prevent the continuation of criminal activity. But the real criminals are using smartphones. Old fashioned letters are only used for declarations of love. So Irina, spends 8 hours a day in her office reading love letters. Through her, we follow different love affairs, which she can only observe. Even though she sees women being used, and the relationships end with disaster for them, she can’t take any action. Our heroine is a single female and after 12 years of reading love letters full of lies men tell, she is not capable of a relationship. If a guy on a date says “You are special,” she feels sick. But of course, even she dreams of love.

Director’s filmography

Peter Kerekes (1973), born in Košice.

He finished his film studies at film and TV faculty of Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava in 1998 with his diploma film Morytats and Legends of Ladomirova

Filmography:

  • Velvet Terrorists (2013) – audience prize (Tagesspiegel award) at Berlinale 2014, FEDEORA award in Karlovy Vary 2013
  • Cooking History (2009) – jury award at HotDocs 2009, best film at Chicago documentary film festival 20019, Nomination for the best documentary at European Film Awards

Producer’s filmography

Peter Kerekes (1973), born in Košice.

He finished his film studies at film and TV faculty of Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava in 1998 with his diploma film Morytats and Legends of Ladomirova

Filmography:

  • Velvet Terrorists (2013) – audience prize (Tagesspiegel award) at Berlinale 2014, FEDEORA award in Karlovy Vary 2013
  • Cooking History (2009) – jury award at HotDocs 2009, best film at Chicago documentary film festival 20019, Nomination for the best documentary at European Film Awards

Producer’s statement

The film is based on real situations and real characters based on in-depth research, conducted in the number of prisons by the authors. The script was distilled from this materials, stories and characters. The plot follows tragicomic micro love stories between jailed men and women on the other side through the main character. Starring are actors mixed with non-actors, the prisoners and ex-prisoners. The film is shot mostly in real set, real prison. We finished 10 shooting days from January 2016 and 14 shooting days from August 2016 and we are preparing shooting this September. The expected premiere of the film is 2018.

Contact / Presenters

Peter Kerekes s.r.o.
Vištuk 277, 90085, Vištuk, Slovakia
Email: kerekes@nextra.sk
www www.kerekesfilm.com

Hypermarket Film s.r.o.
Myslíkova 28, 110 00, Praha 1, Czech Republic
Email: filip@remunda.com
Mobile: +420 603 180 312
www www.hypermarketfilm.cz

Peter Kerekes | Film Director
Email: kerekes@nextra.sk
Mobile: +421 905 255 698

Ivan Ostrochovský | Scriptwriter
Email: ostrochovsky@gmail.com
Mobile: +421 915 606 088

For Ever
Mindörökké


Hungary
Directed by: György Pálfi
Scriptwriter: Zsófia Ruttkay, György Pálfi based on a novel by Sándor Tar
Producer: Ferenc Pusztai
Camera: Tamás Dobos
Language: Hungarian
Website: www.kmhfilm.hu
Genre: drama, war
Release date: 11/2018
What’s missing: postproduction

This is the film’s working title and may change.
Working version of the film will be presented.


Film synopsis

The story is about a post-apocalyptic Hungarian village where everything is rotten and only alcohol moves people around. No money, no electricity: only barter. In this wasteland Ocsenas is the one who helps out. The only living hero trying to survive savages and war inside a romance triangle that defines his days to come.

Director’s filmography

György Pálfi drew international attention with his writerdirector feature debut Hukkle, honored with a EFA for Discovery of the Year, received a FIPRESCI Award Special Mention in Cottbus. His second feature, Taxidermia, quickly became known for its kinkiness and violence. Taxidermia screened at Cannes in Un Certain Regard and won the Sundance Institute/NHK Award for Best European Film Project. His latest films, Final Cut – Ladies And Gentleman’s Special Screening was at Cannes Classics, and Freefall won KVIFF”s Crystal Globe for the best director an the jury award. 

Producer’s filmography

KMH Film and Ferenc Pusztai has gained significant experience in international co-productions both as majority and minority party. Several feature films were created in KMH FILM’s workshop, among others Fresh Air (2006) and Adrienn Pál (2010) by Ágnes Kocsis, both premiered in Cannes, The Investigator (2008) by Attila Gigor premiered in Karlovy Vary in the Official Competition just like Pusztai’s collaboration with acclaimed director György Pálfi the Free Fall which film won three prizes in Karlovy Vary IFF in 2014, Best Director, Special Jury Prize and the Europe Cinemas Label award. The latest coproduction from the KMH Film is the OUT by György Kristof was premiered in Cannes Un Certain Regards section this year.

Producer’s statement

We need few days to short the rest part, or reshoot some scene. We want to corporate with a co-producer(s) who could help to crate a shooting at an international airport.

And and whole post- production is a big question, this would be the biggest part

Contact / Presenters

KMH Film Kft
Késmárk utca 24., H-1158, Budapest, Hungary
Email: info@kmhfilm.com
www www.kmhfilm.hu

Ferenc Pusztai | Film Producer
Email: pusztai@kmh.hu
Mobile: 003630 933 52 71

György Pálfi | Film Director
Email: palfigyorgy@gmail.com
Mobile: +363 043 97596

The Man with the Magic Box
Człowiek z magiczny pudełkiem


Poland
Directed by: Bodo Kox
Scriptwriter: Bodo Kox
Producer: Izabela Igel, Roman Jarosz
Camera: Arkadiusz Tomiak, Dominik Danilczyk
Music: Sandro di Stefano
Language: Polish
Website: alteregopictures.pl
Genre: sci-fi, drama, romance
Release date: end of 2017
What’s missing: sales agent, 80K

This is the film’s final distribution title.
Working version of the film will be presented.


Film synopsis

In a not so distant dystopian future Adam escapes from poor part of Warsaw to the New City. With a help of a secret society Adam gets a flat in an old building and finds a job a cleaner. He falls in love with Goria, a beautiful employee in the HR department, but she doesn’t treat him seriously. In his hlat Adam finds a radio from the 1950’s that broadcasts the beautiful music from the past. The radio also emits the Theta waves that facilitate time travel. Adam starts to experiment with the Theta waves and he gets stuck in the past. When he doesn’t show up for work Goria – realizing that she has lost true love – starts to look for him in the past.

Director’s filmography

Bodo Kox is one of the most original independent artists in Poland. A director, scriptwriter, performer. He has completed Journalism at the University of Wrocław and the “Studio Prób” at the Wajda’s School. He studies Directing at Łódź Film School. He is numbered among the most important and expressive authors of the Polish independent cinema, where he gained the nickname of “off icon” and brought numerous awards.The Girl from the Wardrobe,  his professional cinema debut, a transition from “off” to “mainstream”, gained critics enthusiasm appreciation and many festival awards. The movie was selected to East of The West Competition in Karlovy Vary IFF.

Producer’s filmography

Alter Ego Pictures is a Polish production and distribution company based in Warsaw. It was established in 2011 by producers Roman Jarosz and Izabela Igel. In 2013, Alter Ego Pictures produced its first feature Floating Skyscrapers, directed by Tomasz Wasilewski. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and went on to win the top prize in the East of the West competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, as well as a number of awards for best film, best director and best actor at film festivals in Poland and abroad. Our scope of interest in terms of both production and distribution covers arthouse cinema; we like to work with young filmmakers, first- and second-time directors.

Producer’s statement

We met Bodo Kox 4 years ago in Karlovy Vary where we were showing our first films in East of the West Competition. Even though we won – Bodo approached us with the script, that we really liked. We developed the script during the Scripteast program. The film is a Polish Italian coproduction – we gained our Italian partner at MIA Coproduction Market. We are at the stage of postproduction planing to finish the film till September. The total budget of the film is EUR 1.2 m, we still missing 80k. Our distribution strategy is to premiere at the Class festival and then make a good genre festivals run.

Contact / Presenters

Alter Ego Pictures
ul. Chelmska 21 lok. 422, 00-724, Warsaw, Poland
Email: office@alteregopictures.pl
www www.alteregopictures.pl

Izabela Igel | Film Producer
Email: i.igel@alteregopictures.pl
Mobile: +48501338454

Roman Jarosz | Film Producer
Email: r.jarosz@alteregopictures.pl
Mobile: +48782130469

Pause
Παυση (Pafsi)


Cyprus, Greece
Directed by: Tonia Mishiali
Scriptwriter: Tonia Mishiali, Anna Fotiadou
Producer: Stelana Kliris, Tonia Mishiali, Andros Achilleos (producers), Ioanna Soultani (co-producer)
Camera: George Rahmatoulin
Language: Greek
Website: www.pause-featurefilm.com
Genre: drama
Release date: early 2018
What’s missing: music, distributor, sales agent, festival premiere, postproduction

This is the film’s final distribution title.
Working version of the film will be presented.


Film synopsis

Trapped in the misery of an oppressive marriage with a man who has no consideration for her needs, Elpida, a middle-aged housewife, is faced with a huge biological and psychological change: menopause. Her monotonous life is disrupted when a young painter is employed to paint the building she lives in. Her imagination starts to flourish as she is confronted with her unquenchable desires, her body and the husband she has no love for. After he sells her car without her consent, she becomes vindictive and violent towards him, but her perception of reality is questioned when she has no recollection of events that happened, especially after he is found dead in her bed...

Director’s filmography

Tonia is a filmmaker from Cyprus who loves making films that deal with social and women’s issues. She is Berlinale Talents alumna, Artistic Director of Cyprus Film Days International Festival, a Board member of the Directors Guild of Cyprus and a member of the European Women's Audiovisual Network. Her short films Dead End (2013) and Lullaby of the Butterfly (2014) premiered in competition at Locarno and Sarajevo Film Festivals, respectively. Both films continued with a successful two-year festival journey worldwide competing in more than 60 International Film Festivals, including Palm Springs, Cork, Busan, Dresden, Curta Cinema, Encounters and Drama, and winning several awards for Best Director and Best Film. Dead End is represented by SND Films (Amsterdam) and has been sold to Japan, China, USA and France. 

Producer’s filmography

Selected Filmography: Stelana Kliris 2014 – Committed, feature / Director-Producer (distributed commercially worldwide – optioned for Hollywood remake) 2011 – Hope, short / Director-Producer (Special mention – national competition) 2009 – The Fiddler, short / Director (Best film – Greek Film Critics Association – Short film festival in Drama) ANDROS ACHILLEOS 2014 – Lullaby of the Butterfly, short / Co-producer (Best national film) 2014 – The Immortalizer, short / Co-producer (11 awards internationally) 2014 – To pouli tis Kiprou, feature / Co-producer (local blockbuster) 2013 – Block 12, feature / Co-producer (Special Jury Award – Cyprus Film Days IFF & European Film Awards Nomination) 2011 – The Palace, short / Co-Producer (Best film – Adelaide & Sydney Film Festivals) 2009 – Guilt, feature / Co-producer

Producer’s statement

Pause is a female-driven film produced with a crew which features a significant female participation in most key positions. It deals with the theme of decadent relationships in marriage, viewed through the prism of the complex and fascinating female nature against the loss of one’s voice, the lack of love and the unquenchable desires. We produced this film as we believe in depicting female characters that are real. The film received financial support from the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus, the Greek Film Centre and the SEE Cinema Network. All shooting has been completed. Currently in editing, we are looking for funds or partners to complete the rest of the post-production and music composition. We are also seeking partners for a  sales agent, distribution and a world premiere in a prestigious festival. 

Contact / Presenters

A.B. Seahorse Film Productions
Aphrodite Complex, 3-4 Ledas Street, 8041, Pafos, Cyprus
Email: andros@seahorsefilms.com
www www.seahorsefilms.com

Soul Productions
9 Syvrissariou Street, Kaisariani, 16121, Athens, Greece
Email: info@soulproductions.gr
Mobile: +30 697 2093857
www www.soulproductions.gr

Tonia Mishiali | Film Producer, Film Director, Scriptwriter
Email: toniamishiali@gmail.com
Mobile: +357 99 69 83 77

The River: Aslan and His Brothers - OUT OF COMPETITION
Река: Аслан и его братья


Kazakhstan
Directed by: Emir Baigazin
Producer: Emir Baigazin, Aigerim Satybaldiyeva
Language: Kazakh
Genre: drama
Release date: 02/2018
What’s missing: production and postproduction funding


Film synopsis

A family lives in a tiny Kazakh village. The oldest child is 13. His four brothers grow up regarding Aslan with admiration. Kind empathic, Aslan asks the strict father to show mercy toward his brothers. When Kanat, a neurasthenic teenager from the city, comes to visit the family, life takes a different turn for everyone. In an attempt to regain his influence, Aslan takes the kids to a river where Kanat disappears. each brother will have his own way of dealing with the tragedy and family ties will be crash-tested.

Director’s filmography

Born in 1984 in Alga Province in Kazakhstan, Emir Baigazin studied at the Kazakh National Academy of Arts, majoring in film direction and cinema. Emir is a member of the Asian Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). His debut feature Harmony Lessons celebrated its premiere in the Berlinale Competition 2013, where it won a Silver Bear for outstanding artistic contribution, the first of over 30 international awards. His second feature The Wounded Angel was supported by the Berlinale residency in 2013 and won the international Arte Prize during the Berlinale co-production market. The Wounded Angel premiered in the Panorama Special at the Berlinale in 2016.

With emphasis on successful films and awards.

Producer’s filmography

With emphasis on successful films and awards.

In 2016, Emir set up the Emir Baigazin Production company and started producing his own projects. The melodrama Would You Like to Stargaze is in postproduction stage and drama The River: Aslan and His Brother is in pre-production.

Producer’s statement

Relevant information about the film’s current status, budget, what is needed to complete the film, goals, distribution strategy, crew and main reasons for making the film

The River closes the trilogy of Aslan initiated by Harmony Lessons and The Wounded Angel. Known for his visually stunning films that research philosophical issues, Emir Baigazin received a Script Development grant for his project from MPA APSA, funding of 750,000 NOK from Norway's Sorfond and funding of 591,715 euro from the Kazakh Ministry of Culture. The total budget is 1,057,223 euro. Presently, we’re looking for funding of production, postproduction and distribution. The film will be completed by the beginning f 2018. We hope that this feature will have a world premiere at an international film festival like the two first films of the trilogy. 

Contact / Presenters

Emir Baigazin Production
176 al Farabi Avenue, 050023, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Email: emirbaigazinpro@gmail.com
Mobile: +7 777 5 777 200
www www.emirbaigazin.com

Emir Baigazin |
Email: kino1984@inbox.ru
Mobile: + 7 775 933 38 56

Maya Akisheva |
Email: maya.akisheva@gmail.com
Mobile: +7 777 5 777 200

Ludmila Cviková |
Email: ludmila.cvikova@gmail.com
Mobile: + 31 6 50 50 86 31

Tower. A Bright Day
Wieza. Jasny dzien


Poland
Directed by: Jagoda Szelc
Scriptwriter: Jagoda Szelc
Producer: Marcin Malatynski
Camera: Przemyslaw Brynkiewicz
Music: Teoniki Rozynek
Language: Polish
Website: https://www.facebook.com/wieza.jasny.dzien/
Genre: psychological thriller
Release date: Winter 2018
What’s missing: distributor, sales agent

This is the film’s final distribution title.
This film is director’s debut.
Working version of the film will be presented.


Film synopsis

Mula lives with her family in the country. Just before her daughter’s First Holy Communion, Mula’s sister – Kaja – pays them a visit. Kaja is the biological mother of the girl, but she suddenly left without a trace 6 years before. The family believes in reconciliation, but Mula believes that Kaja has come to take the child away. A series of peculiar metaphysical events take place and Kaja’s presence triggers changes in people. Mula wants to get rid of her sister. Yet Kaja has come for a reason.

Director’s filmography

Jagoda Szelc graduated from Wroclaw Fine Arts Academy. Received a scholarshipfrom the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2006. Currently graduating the Directing Department of Lodz Film School. In 2012, she received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture. Her films have been screened at festivals such as Hot Docs, IDFA, New Horizons, Karlovy Vary IFF, and the Brooklyn Film Festival. Her short film Such a Landscape received the Golden Tadpole Award at the Camerimage Film Festival (2013). Tower.A Bright Day is her feature debut.

Filmography: Such a Landscape (fiction, 23’, 2013), Aposiopesis (fiction, 6’, 2012), Exit Point (doc., 17’, 2012), Kichot (doc., 15’, 2011)

Producer’s filmography

Marcin Malatynski graduated of the Film Production Department at The Polish National Film School in Lodz. Production manager of several short films, including A Song for Rebecca, dir. Norah McGettigan, fic., 45’ (Cinefondation Cannes FF 2005). Film producer: The Caged Swallow, dir. Bartosz Warwas, fic., 73’, The Singing Napkin, dir. Mariusz Grzegorzek, fic., 92’.

Founder and director (2003–2010) of the Student Film Festival – Łodzią po Wiśle. In the years 2008–2012 an international coordinator of the film development program Passion to Market held jointly with films schools: NFTS Beaconsfield and La FEMIS Paris.
Deputy Director and Head of Int’l Relations at the Polish National Film School in Lodz.

Producer’s statement

Film is at the postproduction stage, the editing is finished. We are about to start with color grading and sound mix. Budget of the film is 520,000 euro. We’re looking for sales agent and distributor.  This is a psychological thriller, but in the art-house cinema mood. We strongly believe it has a potential to be selected to one of the most important film festivals.

Film is being produced by Indeks Film Studio which main goal is to help the most talented graduates of the Polish National Film School in Lodz to make their debut film. We gathered a group of young people who sacrificed a couple of years to do sth they believed would be important and would express their feelings about us now.

Contact / Presenters

Indeks Film Studio
Targowa 61/63, 90-323, Lodz, Poland
Email: office@studioindeks.pl
www www.studioindeks.pl

Marcin Malatynski | Film Producer, Scriptwriter
Email: marcin@studioindeks.pl
Mobile: +48 501 639 646

Jagoda Szelc | Film Director
Email: jagoda.szelc@gmail.com
Mobile: +48 507 754 242

Volcano
Vulkan


Ukraine, Germany
Directed by: Roman Bondarchuk
Scriptwriter: Alla Tyutyunnyk, Dar’ya Averchenko, Roman Bondarchuk
Producer: Olena Yershova
Camera: Vadym Ilkov
Music: Anton Baibakov
Language: Ukrainian
Genre: dramedy
Release date: 09/2017
What’s missing: sound design, VFX, colour correction

This is the film’s final distribution title.
This film is director’s debut.
Working version of the film will be presented.


Film synopsis

After several strange coincidences, Lukas, translator, who works for OSCE, strands in the southern Ukrainian town of Beryslaw. As involuntary guest of his strange host Vova, Lukas is confronted with a totally new universe, in which life seems to be completely detached from any kind of structure. Despite his initial animosity, Lukas gets more and more fascinated by Vova as well as by his daughter Marushka. He is slowly convinced that Vova found his way to overcome cataclysms here and everyday struggle gave an opportunity to become a real man… Finally Lukas starts his own quest for long ago lost happiness.

Director’s filmography

Roman Bondarchuk graduated from the Kyiv State Institute of Theater and cinema (Yuriy Illienko’s class). His graduation film Taxi Driver won the White Elephant prize from the Russian Film Critic Guild and the Russian Producers’ Grand Prix at the Kinoshok Open film festival. Ukrainian Sheriffs was his first feature-length documentary which won a Special Jury Award at IDFA 2015, Grand Prix of Docs Against Gravity, was screened at numerous international film festivals including Toronto Hot Doc and became the Ukrainian Entry for the Oscar in 2017. Bondachuk is an artdirector of Docudays.UA IFF in Kyiv. Volcano is his first full length feature film.

Producer’s filmography

TATOFILM is a production and sales company that operates in Ukraine and in Turkey created by Olena Yershova who has produced 7 fiction feature films and 2 feature documentaries that gathered more then 100 prizes around the world, Including Frost by Sarunas Bartas – Director’s Forthnight, Cannes IFF, 2017, Motherland by Senem Tuzen – Venice IFF – Critics week, 2015 and Blind Dates by Levan Koguashvili – Toronto IFF, Berlinale – Forum, 2014. TATOFILM is a sales agent of House of Others by Rusudan Glurjidze which got 15 awards started with Best Film at East of West competition in 2016. Olena Yershova is a member of European Film Academy, Asian Pacific Screen Academy and European Producer’s Club.

Producer’s statement

Volcano was supported by State Film Agency (Ukraine) and MDM Film Fund (Germany) and took part at NCN co-production market in frame of Rome IFF. The total budget is about 500,000 euro. It is a co-production between Tato Film (Ukraine), South (Ukraine) and Elemag Pictures (Germany). After a session with the editor Heike Parplies (Toni Erdmann) we are close to lock the picture. Film was shot in the Kherson region where Roman grew up and which became a border area after the annexation of Crimea. The story reflects the basic Ukrainian features: hidden matriarchy, attitude to the family as to the highest value, vitality, exceptional optimism, natural openness and a special talent for friendship and love. We would like to find the best place where this unique film will start its festival life.

Contact / Presenters

Tato Film
Amosova St. 4, of.2, 03 141, Kyiv, Ukraine
Email: o.yershova@gmail.com

elemag pictures GmbH
Demmeringstrasse 57, 04177, Leipzig, Germany
Email: tanja@elemagpictures.com
www www.elemagpictures.com

Roman Bondarchuk | Film Director
Email: rbondarchuk@gmail.com
Mobile: +380674462587

Olena Yershova | Film Producer
Email: o.yershova@gmail.com
Mobile: +905373008702

Tanja Georgieva | Film Producer
Email: tanja@elemagpictures.com
Mobile: +491719708431

Witness to Murder
Svidetel prestupleniya


Georgia, Russia
Directed by: Dmitry Mamuliya
Scriptwriter: Dmitri Mamuliya
Producer: Suliko Tsulukidze, Mikhail Karasev, Tamara Nikishina
Camera: Anton Gromov, Alisher Khamidkhodzhaev
Music: Maria Ignatenko
Language: Georgian
Genre: psychological drama, thriller
Release date: 02/2018

This is the film’s working title and may change.
Working version of the film will be presented.


Film synopsis

Georgi, 28, Deputy Chief Engineer of factory, accidentally happens to withness famous football player muder. This spectacle invades his mind as virus and turns his life inside out. Obsessed with the incident, he starts spying on the young and beautiful widow of the victim, pry her having sex affair with stranger and slipping into insanity. Meticulously inspecting murderers' faces in his mind he trying to fin answer to some sort of a puzzle. This is a film about personality turnout, the birth of murderer. Finally, when identity is born, he came to police and admits having commited the murder. This is a story of false murderer, the murdere without victim but himself.

Director’s filmography

Dmitry Mamuliya (b. 1969, Georgia) is the author of films Moscow and Another Sky, he is also the artistic director of the Moscow Film School of New Cinema. In 1999 he won the first prize for his screenplay What Anne and Vera Have from Tbilisi's Adam and Eva Studios. Another Sky won the Nika Film Award Discovery of the Year; 45th International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary – the Special Jury Mention, the small Crystal Globe, the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury; East European Film Festival in Cottbus – Special Jury Prize, Best Debut, FIPRESCI prize, 5th Batumi International Festival of Animated Films – Grand Prix, Kinotavr – Diploma from Russian Guild of Film Critics.

Producer’s filmography

Suliko Tsulukidze (b. 1967, Georgia) is founder and producer in MILLIMETER FILM.

  • Brides – 2014 / Georgia / France
  • Brother – 2014 / Georgia, France
  • Blind Dates – 2013 / Georgia
  • Bolo Gaseirneba – 2012 / Georgia
  • Parajanov – 2013 / Georgia / Armenia / France / Ukraine

Mikhail Karasev (b.1967, Russia) is co-founder and producer in KINOKULT Producers Center.

  • Metamorphosis – 2015, Russia
  • Winter Journey – 2013, Russia

Tamara Nikishina (b.1986, Russia) is co-founder and producer in KINOKULT Producers Center.

Producer’s statement

There is a number of reasons for which I found this project to be fascinating. The main character seems to be trying on different masks, the one of a murderer, the one of a murdered. It appears that neither suits him. Or is there the one which does? This very question I hope won’t leave the audience while actually watching the film. The script Witness to Murder is based on the encounters of a lonely man looking for his own self. The key character is truly captive. Apart from the key theme, there are lots of secondary ones in the script. The secondary characters are replicating the solitude of the main one.The camera operator and the film director both formed their own unique styles.

Contact / Presenters

KINOKULT Ltd.
Rochdelskaya street, 15-23, 123002, Moscow, Russia
Email: kinoikult@gmail.com

MILIMETER FILMS
Ahmeteli 10a, 0159, Tbilisi, Georgia
Email: info@millimeterfilm.com
www www.millimeterstudio.com

Dmitry Mamuliya | Film Director, Scriptwriter
Email: parmenides@mail.ru

Tamara Nikishina | Film Producer
Email: tkinokult@gmail.com
Mobile: +790 558 45755

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