Works in Progress 2010

A zöld sárkány gyermekei / Children of the Green Dragon
(This is the film’s working title and may change)

Directed by:Bence MIKLAUZIC
Hungary, 89 min, drama/comedy/thriller

Release date:October 2010
Film is in postproduction
Film language:Hungarian, Mandarin

Film synopsis:
Máté, real estate agent is put in charge by his boss to sell a suburban storage building. The storage is rented by the Chinese. Their stock is guarded by Wu, who also lives there.
A strange friendship begins between the two lonely men, even though Wu is told by his boss to prevent the sale of the storage. In return he helps Wu realize his dream: go back to China and create his own football team. The situation is further complicated by a pizza delivery girl, who is equally liked by both men. The conflict will be unavoidable, Máté is given an ultimatum by his boss, so he questions Wu, scares away the girl and deals only with the sale. Meanwhile of course he is taking away Wu’s dreams...

Bence MIKLAUZIC - Filmography:
2009 Children of the Green Dragon, feature film 2009 Barbarians TV film 2006 My heroe’s square TV film The Third Son TV film 2004 Perseverance TV film 2002 Ébrenjárók (Sleepwalkers), feature film Awards: 33rd Hungarian Film Festival: best actor, best script for a first film director, internet-voted audience award Hungarian Film Critics Award for best first film (2003) 3rd Wiesbaden Film Festival:the International Critics’ FIPRESCI award (2003) 37th Houston Worldfest Film Festival: Silver Draw Award 37th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: honorable mention in the Variety Critics’ Choice section

Producer´s Filmography:
2010 "Essential Killing" dir. Jerzy Skolimowski - co-producer 2010 "The Children of the Green Dragon” Hun. - producer 2010 "Maybe in another life” dir. Elisabeth Scharang Ger.-Aust.-Hun. - co-producer 2009 "So Much for Justice” dir. Miklós Jancsó, Hung.- Austrian-Polish - producer 2010 "Kameramörder” dir. Robert A. Pejo Aust.-Swiss-Hung. - co-producer (41. Hungarian Film Week: best director ex-aequo) 2003 "Hungarian Beauty”, dir. Peter Gothár, feature, Hun.- producer (34th Hungarian Film Week: Grand Prize of the Jury, 2003) 2001 "Passport”, feature, dir. Peter Gothár, feature, Hun.- producer (more than 60 festivals, two European Film Academy nominations)

Producer´s Statement:
‘Children of the Green Dragon’ is a bitter-sweet ‘feel-good’ movie with a comedy-touch (through funny moments), with real human conflicts and a positive message at the end. The film represents a different standpoint of the usual Eastern-European movies and with its light, funny style it will be a festival success with larger sales potential. The visual-world of the film is mostly defined by the atmosphere in, on, and around the warehouse. Budget: 824 530 EURO The film is in the middle of post-production at the moment, the editing is finished, the film is before the full grading and sound mixing.


Producer: József Berger
Screenplay: Bence Miklauzic
Camera: János Vecsernyés
Music: Ádám Jávorka, Zsolt Hammer
Cast: Zoltán Rátóti, Debin Yu, Eszter Bánfalvi

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:

József Berger / Producer of the film
Mythberg Films
Budakeszi út 51
1021 Budapest
Hungary
Tel. + 36 1 413 72 36 / Fax. + 36 1 413 72 37
jberger@mythbergfilms.hu / www.mythbergfilms.hu
Phone at the festival: + 36 30 239 4290

Bence Miklauzic / Director
Mythberg Films
Budakeszi út 51
1021 Budapest
Hungary

miben@t-online.hu / www.mythbergfilms.hu
Phone at the festival: + 36 20 916 1193

Working version of the film
The completed film will be available on DVD at the Video Room of the Film Industry Office

Ballkan Pazar / BALKAN BAZAAR
(This is the film’s working title and may change)

Directed by:Edmond Budina
Albania, 91 min, comedy

Film is in postproduction
Film language:Albania, french, italian, english, greek

Film synopsis:
Would you sell the bones of your father or grandfather, if this was a millionaire business? JOLIE and ORSOLA her daughter, after the strange adventures of losing the bones of their father and grandfather, to a village in ALBANIA, discover maybe the most bizarre BAZAAR of bones, with which the history of the BALKANS can be bought and sold. Why not profit, themselves, by selling the bones of their father and grandfather in exchange for true love?
Our story is based on actual events, happened in the South of Albania near the Greek border years ago, based in the old Balkan saying: the place in which the grave of a compatriot has endured the trials of time, is a place worth dying for.

Edmond Budina - Filmography:
1994 writter and director of the documentary film "Considering return”. During 2000, 2001, 2002 actor in the television film "A place in the Sun” a RAI production. Actor in "Tickets” directed by Ken Loach. Actor in"Extraordinary but true” by Carlo Vanzina featuring Diego Abbtantatuono. Director of short film "Palm Sundays” In 2003 his long feature film "Letters in the Wind” Awards. Best film in Fraishtad Film Festival Austria Best screenplay in Gallio Film Festival Italy Quality award in Italy for 2003 In 2006 he won the award "Best male interpretation” for the short film "Snowdrops” in Tanger (Morocco). In 2010 writter nad director of the feature film "BALKAN BAZAAR"

Producer´s Filmography:
10 Producer CROSSROAD by R BUDINA 09 Producer BALKAN PAZAR by E BUDINA 09 Assistant director SEARCHING by Gj XHUVANI 08 Executive producer WHATCH short by M MONGELLI 08 Producer SPIDERMAN 5 short by R BUDINA 08 Assistant director HONNEY MOON by G Paskaljevic 08 Line producer East west east by Gj Xhuvani 07 First assistant director We and Lenin by S Kumbaro 06 Assistant director Eduart by A Antoniu 05 Line producer in documentary Albania eagle’s place a France 3 Production. 04 Assistant production Father & goodfather by Dh Anagnosti 04 Producer Lulebore short by Robert Budina 03 Casting director Littoral by W Mouawad 01 Executive producer Letters in the wind by E Budina

Producer´s Statement:
The film is in postproduction, mixing, music and colorcorrection Total budget was 500.000 euro Main cast Catherine Wilkening Veronica Gentili Visar Vishka Edmond Budina Luca Lionello It often happens that conflicts in search of "one’s own roots”, "origins”, "history”, "identity, and "country” turn into wars. These ware always are hidden behind ideas, doctrines, ideologies, religions and each of them wave its own flag. Perhaps it is high time that we abandoned this rhetoric and made fun of ourselves by playing with the flags. Why not? The only flag which recognizes no borders and produces human life is the love flag. What can be the flag of love? The underpants?


Producer: Sabina KODRA
Screenplay: Edmond BUDINA
Camera: Daniele BALDACCI
Music: Admir SHKURTAJ

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:

Sabina Korda / Producer of the film
ERA FILM THEATER PRODUCTIONS
Tirana
Albania

contact@erafilm-albania.com / www.erafilm-albania.com

Robert Budina / Local film distributor, Executive Producer
ERA FILM THEATER PRODUCTIONS
Tirana
Albania

contact@erafilm-albania.com / www.erafilm-albania.com

Working version of the film
The completed film will be available on DVD at the Video Room of the Film Industry Office

Cudowne lato / Wonderful Summer

Directed by:Ryszard Brylski
Poland, 90 min, drama/comedy

Release date:Fall 2010 (Poland)
This is the film´s final distribution title
Film is finished
Film language:Polish
Film´s website:tba

Film synopsis:
Kitka was just a little girl when she lost her mother. Now, in her late teens, she makes her first life choices. Her grandfather, her father and even her late mother are determined to help the adolescent girl. However, suffering from the family trauma and in constant conflict with each other, they themselves seem to need help. They don’t make it any easier for Kitka so the girl decides to take matters into her own hands. She embarks on a series of funny adventures, meets a number of strange characters and experiences first romantic entanglements. Eventually, everything ends wonderfully well, and the literal sense of the word ‘wonder’ is not to be forgotten in this context.

Ryszard Brylski - Filmography:
RYSZARD BRYLSKI – film director and scriptwriter. Graduated from the graphic arts at the Academy of Fine Arts and from the Directing Department of the Film School in Łódź. He is the author and the co-author of the following feature film scripts: Deborah (1993), W złą godzinę (1998), Żurek [aka The White Soup] (2000) and Cudowne Lato [Wonderful Summer] (2009). He made his feature film directorial debut in 1995 with Deborah. In 2003 Mr Brylski made Żurek [The White Soup], which gained numerous awards at Polish and international film festivals. Cudowne Lato [Wonderful Summer], made in 2010, is his third feature film.

Producer´s Filmography:
Retrieval (2006)- feature film, directed by Sławomir Fabicki, Official Polish Submission for 79th Academy Awards Consideration, Festival De Cannes 2006-Official Selection, Ecumenical Jury Mention My flesh my blood (2009) - feature film, directed by Marcin Wrona, Best Script, Best Sound, Journalists’ Award at Koszalin Film Festival, Roma International Film Festival, Prague International Film Festival, Wiesbaden ’Go East’ Film Festival, Singapore International Film Festival. Zero (2009) - feature film, directed by Pawel Borowski, Capital Focus Award, Washington DC Film Festival, Golden Award, 39. Lagow Film Festival, Pusan International Film Festival, Sao Paulo International Film Festival

Producer´s Statement:
The film is completed. It was recently screened during 35th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia and 39. Lagow Film Festival where received Film Culture Club Award. At this point we are looking for sales agents and distributors outside Poland. The premiere of the film in Poland is scheduled for Fall 2010.


Producer: Piotr Dzieciol. Lukasz Dzieciol
Screenplay: Agata Nowak, Ryszard Brylski, Wojchech Lepianka
Camera: Arek Tomiak psc
Music: Mikolaj Stroinski
Cast: Helena Sujecka, Katarzyna Figura, Jerzy Trela, Cezary Łukaszewicz, Marek Kasprzyk, Bronisław Wrocławski, Antoni Pawlicki

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:

Ewa Puszczynska / Producer/Head of Development at Opus Film
Opus Film
Ul. Łąkowa 29
90-554 Lodz
Poland
Tel. +48 42 639 57 00 / Fax. +48 42 636 70 18
ewa@opusfilm.com / www.opusfilm.com
Phone at the festival: +48501 659 000

Final version of the film
The completed film will be available on DVD at the Video Room of the Film Industry Office

Delirium / Delirium

Directed by:Ihor Podolchak
Ukraine, 95 min, drama

Release date:2010
This is the film´s final distribution title
Film is in postproduction
Film language:Ukrainian

Film synopsis:
Maybe it’s enough to meet a trivial funeral procession moving from a
church to a cemetery - to fall in the world of delirium, where time, having lost its linear nature, winds among unpredictably emerging images of nothingness - all sorts of Death’s reflections - of those preceding and forthcoming, of those horrifying and those desired, of those that are abstract and those that are actual...
The Guest - a young psychiatrist - is invited to live with a family, in which the Father is assumed to be insane, judged by his passion for ropes and suffocation. But maybe it’s the other way around: not Father’s but the Guest’s mental health requires a proper medical examination...

Ihor Podolchak - Filmography:
LAS MENINAS, 2008, Ukraine, 99 min. Took part at programs/official selections of 23 IFFs. Among them: 43rd Karlovy Vary IFF, 30th Moscow IFF, 14th Athens IFF, 9th Seoul IFF, 28th Cambridge FF, 36th La Rochelle IFF, 32nd Göteborg IFF, The film was selected for competition program at 10 IFFs. Among them: 37th Rotterdam IFF, Split IFF – 2008, 16th Artfilm IFF, Trieste FF – 2009, 8th Wroclaw IFF Era New Horizons, 32th Mostra Internacional De Cinema Sao Pãulo.

Producer´s Filmography:
LAS MENINAS, 2008, Ukraine, 99 min.

Producer´s Statement:
Budget: 850.000 Euros. Still required: 45.000 Euros. Looking for international sales. The film was supported by Hubert Balls Foundation (script and project development). DELIRIUM is in the post-production stage. It was shot using special tilt&shift lenses, and a large amount of FX, both video and audio are planed.


Producer: Ihor Podolchak, Ihor Dyurych, Tamara Podolchak
Screenplay: Ihor Podolchak, Tamara Podolchak, Dmytro Belyansky
Camera: Mykola Yefymenko
Music: Oleksandr Shchetynsky
Cast: Volodymyr Khimyak, Petro Rybka, Lesya Voynevych

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:

Ihor Podolchak / Producer of the film, Director
Podolchak Films
9B Lypska St., ap. 43A
01021 Kyiv
Ukraine
Tel. +38067 232 4507
i.podolchak@yahoo.com

Ihor Dyurych / Producer of the film
Podolchak Films
Shovkovychna 5, Ap.4
01021 Kiev
Ukraine
Tel. +380 67 232 4507 / Fax. +380 44 253 8007
masochfund@yahoo.com / http://ihor-podolchak.livejournal.com/

Working version of the film

Dom / House

Directed by:Zuzana Liova
Czech Republic/Slovakia, 95 min, drama

Release date:Fall 2011
This is the film´s final distribution title
Film is in postproduction
Film language:Slovak, Czech

Film synopsis:
The teenage Eva hates the house that her father, who lost all of his dreams in the communist period, is building for her. She revolts against a „new prison" through a secret love affair. What price will each of them pay when all their hidden lies come to light?

Zuzana Liova - Filmography:
Zuzana Liova: 2006 feature film script TICHO (Silence), Prix-Genéve Europe, the best TV script debut awarded at the Festival Prix Europa 2006 Berlin. 2003-2008 DOM (The House), full-length feature project AWARDS: 2003 Tibor Vichta Award, Main prize for the best Slovak feature film script 2005 Winner of Hartley Merrill International Screenwriting Prize 2007 Krzystof Kieslowski TVP Award for the best Central-European script FILMOGRAPHY 2000 Miss Mária, 15 min, student film, presented at many festivals, Etnofilm Čadca, Break 21 Ljubljana, Mediavawe Gyor, Festival of Student Documentaries Munich 2003 Paľko, 18 minutes 2005 TICHO (Silence), full-length feature debut

Producer´s Filmography:
Fog’n’Desire has been founded in 2006 by Viktor Taus and Michal Kollar – Krajnak. The two owners are already established film directors in their respective home countries. 2009-2010 – "The House” by Zuzana Liova 2007 - "The Catfish Summer”by Michal Krajnak distributed territories: Czech Republic, Slovak Republic Poland, Romania, Hungary, Serbia 2008 – "The Great Thaw” by Viktor Taus distributed territories: Czech Rep, Slovak Rep, Poland, Germany IN DEVELOPMENT: The Red Captain by Michal Kollar Farewell to Love by Viktor Taus

Producer´s Statement:
Our goal is to make a movie about the atmosphere and the ever changing character of the recent Middle European society. The clash between the father and his daughter is not caused by the generation gap only. I see their conflict as a clash of values. The House aspires to be the high quality thought provoking and realistic film that has the potential to reach the broader audience, mainly because it’s universal family theme resonates in each of us. Budget: 1 386 023.03,- € Our goal is to find distributors and festivals interested in this film.


Producer: Michal Kollar, Viktor Taus
Screenplay: Zuzana Liova
Camera: Juraj Chlpik
Music: Walter Kraft
Cast: Miroslav Krobot, Tatiana Medvedcka, Judit Bardos

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:

Michal Kollár / Producer of the film
Fog ´n´ Desire Films
Voroněžská 24
101 00 Praha 10
Česká republika
Tel. 00421 905619027
michal@fogndesirefilms.com / www.fogndesirefilms.com
Phone at the festival: 775 619 027

Marta Lamperová / Producer of the film, Local film distributor
Film Europe
Branická 209
142 00 Praha 4
Česká republika
Tel. +420 739 592 040
lamperova@filmeurope.eu / www.filmeurope.eu
Phone at the festival: +420 739 592 040

Working version of the film

Erratum / Erratum

Directed by:Marek Lechki
Poland, 90 min, drama

Release date:October 2010
This is the film´s final distribution title
Film is finished
Film language:Polish

Film synopsis:
Unexpectedly, just before the First Communion of his son, Michael is sent by an employer to his home town. He goes reluctantly, hoping it is for a short time, until the business is done. His plans of a quick return are however thwarted on the spot.

There, on place, walking around the city, he meets people who used to be close to him, sees familiar places, and cannot avoid remembrances – the banal trip turns into an emotional journey towards life that he thought is far behind.

Marek Lechki - Filmography:
Born in 1975. Graduate of the Radio and Television University of Silesia in Katowice. Awarded for short films at independent film festivals. His medium length film "My Town", produced by TVP /Polish Television/ in the series "Generation 2000" has been awarded at the most important Polish festivals: Gdynia /Special Jury Prize, Best Screenplay Prize/, Koszalin /Best Screenplay Prize/, Łagów /Best TV Film/, Cracow /Silver Dragon for the best fiction film/, Wojciech J.Has Award 2003 and was presented at the major international festivals, a.o. Karlovy Vary, Toronto, Palm Springs, Paris. Films: 2002 "The Astronomer" /short 20’/ 2002 "My Town" /medium length 60’/ 2010 "Erratum" /90’/

Producer´s Filmography:

Producer´s Statement:


Producer: Marek Lechki, Harmony Film Production
Screenplay: Marek Lechki
Camera: Przemyslaw Kaminski
Music: Bartek Straburzynski
Cast: Tomasz Kot, Ryszard Kotys, Tomasz Radawiec

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:

Aleksandra Biernacka / consultant
TVP SA
J.P. Woronicza 17
00-999 Warsaw
Poland
Tel. +48 22 547 6774 / Fax. +48 22 547 8070
Aleksandra.Biernacka@tvp.pl / www.international.tvp.pl
Phone at the festival: +48 601 600 275

Marek Lechki /
Uskorz Maky 6B
56-100 Woków
Poland
Tel. +48 504 691 491
lechkimarek@gmail.com / www.mojemiasto.art.pl

Final version of the film

Golfa Straume Zem Leduskalna / Gulf Stream Under the Iceberg

Directed by:Yevgeny Pashkevich
Latvia, 123 min, drama

Release date:2011
This is the film´s final distribution title
Film is in postproduction
Film language:Russian
Film´s website:www.nidafima.lv

Film synopsis:
The myth about Lilith represents eternal drama of the
relations of Man and Mother Nature, insatiable in her desire to give
birth and destroy. This erotic fairy tale – a story of Lilith traveling
through time and space on her "sweet” and damaging mission is based on
ancient Oriental legends, Talmud and the medieval books of Cabala. Film
consists of three dramaturgically connected parts, united by the image
of Lilith. One can expect that this film could attract both wide
audiences (thanks to the ‘love story – fairytale’ premise), as well as
the sophisticated audience expecting from a film an aesthetic and
intellectual challenge.

Yevgeny Pashkevich - Filmography:
FEATURES: The Days of a Man (1989) FESTIVALS - 1992 International Filmfestspiele Berlin ‘’Panorama’’ (Germany) - 1992 Seattle International Film Festival (USA), and 8 more. DOCUMENTARIES: Variations on the Theme (1986) The Long Day (1981) Novelettes on the Telephone (1978) The films „The Long Day", "Variations on The Theme" and „The Days of a Man" by Y. Pashkevich serve as a study material, an example of excellent „auteur cinema” in several film schools, including VGIK (Russia) and the film study programme of the New York University. Since 1994 Vlad Petric, the curator of the Harvard Film Archives has included „The Days of a Man” in his programme Oneiric cinema.

Producer´s Filmography:
Gulf Stream Under Iceberg (in postproduction) Heat Over Grosskreutz (in development) Confession of Felix Krull (in development) Romantic Mirages of The Marquis de Bradomin (in development)

Producer´s Statement:
"GULF STREAM UNDER THE ICEBERG” (35mm, 123min, color, Russian) full length feature film which consisting of three novels based on the literature of Anatole France, produced by "Nida Filma” (Latvia) in co-production with "Pultex” and „Xorosho Production” (Russia). Project mainly is financed by private sponsors/investors and National Film center of Latvia (NFC). Budget - 2 300 000 EUR. At the moment film has entered the post production period. Cast for each of three novellas was purposely chosen different - mainly well known Russian, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian actors. Shooting locations - Riga (Latvia), St.Petersburg (Russia), Malta, Austria, Czech Republic, Syria.


Producer: Yevgeny Pashkevich
Screenplay: Yevgeny Pashkevich
Camera: Gints Berzins, Valeriy Martinov
Music: tba
Cast: Aleksey Serebryakov, Ville Haapasalo, Yuriy Tsurilo, Kseniya Rappaport, Danila Kozlovsky, Anna Azarova, Lembit Ulfaks

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:

Yevgeny Pashkevich / Producer of the film
Nida Filma
Vidus Iela 3-10a
LV-1010 Riga
Latvia
Tel. +371 67321213 / Fax. +371 67321213
office@nidafilma.lv / www.nidafilma.lv
Phone at the festival: +371-29517530

Kristians Luhaers / Executive Producer
Nida Filma
Vidus Iela 3-10a
LV - 1010 Riga
Latvia
Tel. +371 67321213 / Fax. +371 67321213
clc@inbox.lv / www.nidafilma.lv
Phone at the festival: +371-29517530

Working version of the film

Hlava - ruce - srdce / Head - hands - hearT

Directed by:DAVID JARAB
CZECH REP., 104 min, drama

Release date:will be 18.11. 2010
This is the film´s final distribution title
Film is in postproduction
Film language:CZECH
Film´s website:www.hlava-ruce-srdce.cz

Film synopsis:
What unfolds against the backdrop of the story of Klara Knabelova and her relationships with three Austro-Hungarian Army officers is a parable of the collapse of the old world of traditional values and the start of the proliferation of new (dis)orders. World War I becomes a trigger for this process of disintegration and an incubator for mysterious, irrational forces. The only person who can emerge from this melting-pot with a clean slate is a strong and charismatic woman who becomes a symbol of composure, as well as the promise of "new tomorrows.”

DAVID JARAB - Filmography:
Tv projects - adaptation short scripts Militantní extremismus (30 min.) Spiknutí (40 min.) 4x 10 min Večery Analogonu 1. Tradice a revolta (30 min) 2. Sen (30 min) 3. Obraz nepřítele (30 min) 4. Síla imaginace (30 min) - document film „60" - Scénická hudba (52 min.) Feature Vaterland CZECH LION - PRODUCTION DESIGNER PRIZE CZECH LITERARY FUND 25 international festivals Head – arms – hearT

Producer´s Filmography:
1998 - "Traps" drama, Venezia IFF – Prix Elvira notary 2000 - "Pilgrimage of students Peter and Jacob” premiered in the Karlovy Vary competition 2001 - "Ban from Paradiso” 2001 - "Wild Bees” TIGER Grand Prix in Rotterdam 2002, 10 other prizes, 52 festivals 2004 - "Vaterland – A Hunting Logbook" 2006 - "Indian and the Nurse" IFF Karlovy Vary – CZ - COMPETITION - Europ. debut Lagow Film Summer – POLAND - Prix SILVER GROM 2007 – "Dolls” IFF MONTREAL – competition IFF TESSALONIKY – GR – competition 2009 Foxes – IFF VENEZIA - competition - Critic week No escape from the shadows An earthy paradise for the eyes - will start now - IFF Moscow - main competition

Producer´s Statement:
"Head – arms – hearT offers a view into the locality of Central Europe during the peculiar "threshold” period of World War I. It goes back in time not in an attempt to revise history but as a movie that wants to testify about the present. The film takes on a number of themes subliminally. It is therefore more of a parable about the present state of civilization than a trip down memory lane. But it is above all a film about relationships – all other interpretations are just an extension of this intimate story.” 1.200.000 EUR, Czech crew, Czech first full 4K movie


Producer: VIKTOR SCHWARCZ
Screenplay: DAVID JAŘAB
Camera: MAREK JÍCHA
Music: PETR HAAS
Cast: VIKTORIE ČERMÁKOVÁ, ROMAN ZACH, MARTIN FINGER, IVANA UHLÍŘOVÁ, JIŘÍ SCHMITZER

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:

Věra Ferdová / Producer of the film, CO PRODUCER
Cineart TV Prague s.r.o.
Vzdušná 1017/2
142 00 Praha 4
Česká republika
Tel. +420 725 803 777
vera.ferdova@gmail.com
Phone at the festival: +420 725 803 777

David Jařab /
U lesíka 8
150 00 Praha 5
Česká republika
Tel. +420 603 742 769
d.jarab@prakomdiv.cz
Phone at the festival: +420 603 742 769

Working version of the film
The completed film will be available on DVD at the Video Room of the Film Industry Office

Kájínek / Kajinek

Directed by:Petr Jákl
Czech Republic, 100 min, thriller

Release date:August 5th 2010
This is the film´s final distribution title
Film is in postproduction
Film language:Czech
Film´s website:www.kajinekfilm.cz

Film synopsis:
A crime thriller inspired by the story of Jiří Kajínek, who is considered to be the first hitman in post-communist Czech Republic. He was sentenced to life and is currently serving his term in a high-security Czech jail. Following his escape from Mírov prison in 2000, Jiří Kajínek become an instant legend. The five weeks during which time he eluded the police are still shrouded in mystery.
The movie Kajínek is the powerful story of the most famous prisoner in the Czech Republic, the story of two murders, the story of a lawyer constantly looking for new evidence, the story of the underworld and of its infiltration into the state administration, and the story of political manipulation.

Petr Jákl - Filmography:
Kajinek is Petr Jákl´s directing debut. Thanks to his profession as a stuntman, this succesful sportsman appeared in the number of Czech and foreign films. He completed his actor studies in LA and played the leading role in the feature file The Pied Piper (2003). As a producer he cooperated with his father on several Czech films. He devoted almost five years in the Kajinek Project and besides his involvment as the producer he took on the directing job as well.

Producer´s Filmography:

Producer´s Statement:
Is Jiří Kajínek the victim of a conspiracy or a cold-blooded assassin? Is he trying to prove his innocence...or deceive the justice system?The movie took five years to make and apart from being a riveting story, it promises to bring to light new controversial information about the case. Expectations are also aroused thanks to the international cast. The title role is played by Russian actor Konstantin Lavroněnko, bearer of an award at the Cannes; his lawyer is portrayed by the Shooting Star of the Berlinale 2003 Tatiana Vilhelmová; the charismatic Polish star Boguslaw Linda will also appear in the movie, as well as the German actor Werner Daehn.


Producer: Petr Jákl (J.B.J Film), Igor Konyukov (Hollywood Classic Entertainment
Screenplay: Marek Dobeš, Petr Jákl
Camera: F.A.Brabec
Music: Václav Noid Bárta
Cast: Konstantin Lavroněnko, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Boguslaw Linda,Werner Daehn, Ken Duken, Michal Dlouhý, Vladimír Dlouhý, Alice Bendová, Hynek Čermák, Deána Horváthová-Jakubisková, Václav Noid Bárta

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:

Radovan Auer / Publicity agent
PRagency
Újezd 40
110 00 Praha 1
Česká republika
Tel. +420 602 25 55 46
radek.auer@pragency.cz / www.pragency.cz
Phone at the festival: +420 602 25 55 46

Petr Jákl Jr. / Producer of the film
J.B.J. FILM, spol. s r.o.
Bítovská 1227
140 00 Praha 4
Česká republika
Tel. 608 702 079
jaklpetr@jbj-film.cz / www.jbj-film.cz
Phone at the festival: +420 608 702 079

Working version of the film

LOVE.NET / LOVE.NET

Directed by:Ilian Djevelekov
Bulgaria, 120 min, drama

Release date:January 2011
This is the film´s final distribution title
Film is in postproduction
Film language:Bulgarian
Film´s website:www.themovielove.net

Film synopsis:
Several parallel stories about people who are trying to change their lives via the Internet or are simply having fun online.
Philip seeks casual sex in Internet dating. He falls in love with an online ghost without knowing she is his wife. Andrey is a hip journalist working on an article about online communication. His experiments in the virtual world almost make him lose touch with reality. Emilia finds fast liquidity relationships in the net. Desperately seeking her mother’s attention, Emilia’s teenage daughter decides to run away with a guy she met online… Bulgarian theater director meets in youtube British music producer. Will she find out that he is the performer of her favorite song?

Ilian Djevelekov - Filmography:
Ilian Djevelekov is director and producer of tens of TV commercials and several documentaries. He is co-founder of Miramar Film which ranks among Bulgarian top producers of documentaries, features and TV commercials. LOVE.NET is his first full-length film. Selected filmography: CUBA IS MUSIC (2009) – doc /Sofia IFF-out of competition, Temecula Valley Int’l Film and Music Festival, World Film Festival Bangkok/; PERU – THE UNKNOWN PLANET OF INCAS (2006) – doc; PERU – LAND ON THE EDGE (2005) – doc series; ETHIOPIA – 13 MONTHS OF SUN (2004) - doc; SHASH (2002-2004) – TV show; KU-KU (1992-1994) – TV Show; I WANT TO BE FREE (1992) feature - Best Short Film award at the Golden Rose FF in Varna.

Producer´s Filmography:
CUBA IS MUSIC (2009) – documentary /Sofia IFF-out of competition, Temecula Valley Int’l Film and Music Festival, World Film Festival Bangkok/; ZIFT (2008) - feature /Moscow IFF – Silver St. George for Best Director-Javor Gardev, Toronto IFF-Discovery, Competition: Montreal, Zagreb, Kiev, Seville, Mar del Plata, Minsk, Santa Barbara, Hong Kong, Istanbul, etc./; Sold in over 20 territories; THE WHITE GENERAL (2008) - documentary /Competition: Zolotoy Vitiaz, Moscow, Zolotoy Buben, Khanty Mansiysk, Festival „Resurrection”, Ekaterinburg/; PERU – THE UNKNOWN PLANET OF INCAS (2006) – documentary; PERU – LAND ON THE EDGE (2005) – documentary series; ETHIOPIA – 13 MONTHS OF SUN (2004) – documentary

Producer´s Statement:
Currently in post production. Rough cut expected end of July. Budget: 1 million euro. There’s already a local distributor on board and the Bulgarian release is scheduled for January 2011. Looking for international sales and in the best case scenario - funding/co-producer to cover lab costs (60 000 euro). The film aims at reaching a wide audience domestically and abroad. The topic of the Internet dating and communication is both contemporary and not much explored in film. The ensemble cast is comprised of established actors among which Hristo Shopov who is best known internationally for his part as Pontius Pilate in The Passion of the Christ. Behind the camera is acclaimed DOP Emil Christov.


Producer: Matey Konstantinov, Ilian Djevelekov, Georgi Dimitrov
Screenplay: Neli Dimitrova, Matey Konstantinov, Ilian Djevelekov
Camera: Emil Christov
Cast: Hristo Shopov, Zahary Baharov, Lilia Maraviglia, Koyna Ruseva, Diana Dobreva, Dilyana Popova, John Lawton

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:

Mila Voinikova /
Miramar Film
Evlogi Georgiev blv.,fl.1,app.1
1124 Sofia
Bulgaria
Tel. +359 2 943 49 04
office@miramarfilm.com / www.miramarfilm.com
Phone at the festival: +359 884 22 30 99

Working version of the film

Marhulovy ostrovy / Apricot Island

Directed by:Peter Bebjak
Slovakia, 95 min, drama/comedy

Release date:December 2010
This is the film´s final distribution title
Film is in postproduction
Film language:Slovak, Hungarian

Film synopsis:
Apricot Island is a film about a woman, who raises passion and subsequent rage between two brothers. People in the neighborhood have no idea what is going on between them. The only witness to their undistinguished, hidden and suddenly awakened love, which drives them hopelessly to a tragic end, is the beautiful nature surrounding the Danubian backwaters. Dawns and sunsets, hot summer, ripe apricots, the wide and lazily flowing Danube and love in all of its tragic and comical situations, are joined into a whole, which altogether makes a creatively and consensually suggestive film..

Peter Bebjak - Filmography:

Producer´s Filmography:

Producer´s Statement:


Producer: Rasto Sestak
Screenplay: Peter Lipovsky
Camera: Martin Ziaran
Music: Petr Hapka
Cast: Gyorgy Cserhalmi, Attila Mokos, Szidi Tobias

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:

Marta Lamperová / Local film distributor
Film Europe
Branická 209
142 00 Praha 4
Česká republika
Tel. +420 739 592 040
lamperova@filmeurope.eu / www.filmeurope.eu
Phone at the festival: +420 739 592 040

Working version of the film

Největší z Čechů / The Greatest Czech

Directed by:Robert Sedláček
Czech republic, 95 min, drama/comedy

Release date:19.8.2010
This is the film´s final distribution title
Film language:czech
Film´s website:www.nejvetsizcechu.cz

Film synopsis:
Four main characters are on the road: Director (Jaroslav Plesl), his
Producer (Simona Babčáková), and their Director of Photography
(Jiří Vyorálek) and Sound Arist (Johana Švarcová). Starving artists
who already have a number of films to their names, Czech Lion
award-winning films, excellent reviews and have been screened at
numerous festivals. But they don’t have audiences. And so the frustrated Director and his colleagues
await their chance amonog recordholders of curious disciplines
such as crawling with a squash racquet or collecting four-leaf
clovers. How will the collision of these two worlds end? What will the
Director’s next film be about?

Robert Sedláček - Filmography:
2009 Muži v říji 2008 V hlavní roli Gustáv Husák 2007 Miloš Zeman: nekrolog politika a oslava Vysočiny 2007 Ve Stalinově stínu 2006 Cesta k moci 2005 Václav Bělohradský: nikdo neposlouchá 2003 Lesk a bída země české I., II. (Hvězdy a hvězdičky, Ideální svět) 2003 Dlouhá kocovina 2003 Děti okamžiku 2002 Tenkrát 3: Husákovo ticho 2001 Sága Romů 1950 – 2000 2000 Sláva vítězům, čest odepsaným 2000 Obyčejný svět 2000 Tenkrát 2: Šance pro Slovensko 1999 František Čuba: slušovický zázrak 1999 Tenkrát 1998 Ať svět balí malí 1998 Sibiř na konci tisíciletí 1998 Východ 1997 Moravská apokalypsa 1997 České porno 1997 Skinheads

Producer´s Filmography:

Producer´s Statement:
2006 Krejča Behind the Gate 2006 The Rules of Lies 2006 Záviš, the prince of pornofolk under the Influence of Griffith´s Intolerance and Tati`s Monsineur Hulot`s Holiday or The Foundation and Doom of Czechoslovakia [1918 – 1992] 2007 Desk-based Assassination 2008 Gustáv Husák Centre Stage 2008 Aliens and Herons 2008 Diaries and Novels by Pavel Kohout 2009 Prague Legacy 2010 Lise Forell – Without the Borders


Producer: Radim Procházka
Screenplay: Robert Sedláček
Camera: Petr Koblovský
Music: Tomáš Kympl
Cast: Jaroslav Plesl, Simona Babčáková, Jiří Vyorálek, Johana Švarcová

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:

Radim Procházka /
Produkce Radim Procházka
Řehořova 54
130 00 Praha 3
Česká republika
Tel. +420 603 862 161 / Fax. +420 222 212 041
radim@radimprochazka.com / www.radimprochazka.com
Phone at the festival: +420 603 862 161

Working version of the film

Osmdesát dopisů / Eighty Letters
(This is the film’s working title and may change)

Directed by:Václav Kadrnka
Czech republic, 75 min, drama

Release date:2010
Film is in postproduction
Film language:Czech,English
Film´s website:www.vaclavkadrnka.com

Film synopsis:
Eighty Letters has an autobiographical basis.The source of the film is the son-director´s memories and the surviving correspondence between his parents.The story takes place in Czechoslovakia in 1987.The father has defected to England and the mother and her son are planning to leave the country to reunite with him.The film is projected through the eyes of the boy,his rankled look without the veneer of experience, and initiation in this one day - the film.His mother moves about in an intensified daily routine, mapping it out hour by hour.Such is her mission in this battle.She is now on the way, her son catches up with her on that path, but she must act alone in order to achieve their reunion.

Václav Kadrnka - Filmography:
Elegy of Wood 2009,14 min,35mm,colour Best documentary award at XI. International Film Festival at PATRAS CITY PANORAMA 2009 in Greece. Passengers 2002,15 min,35mm,colour Winner of the European Film Institute Award for European Subsidy Programm for Young Film Professionals at 23rd International Festival of Film Schools in Munich 2003. Winner of 10th International Film Festival Berlin EIN FENSTER ZUM OSTEN 2004. The Best Collection of Student Films Award at XXXVIIIth International Film Festival KARLOVY VARY 2003. The Best Short Fiction Film Award GOLDEN BRICK,FORTFILM TEREZIN 2003. Short film competition at XVIIIth International Film Festival MAR DEL PLATA 2003 in Argentina.

Producer´s Filmography:

Producer´s Statement:
The only way how to make such a personal film as Eighty Letters for me was to become a producer myself although I have never wished to be one. This film got no "outside" support whatsoever and was made with my own money. It was done with modesty and sincere devotion and desire to tell a very personal story in a daring way. I believe Eighty Letters will stand out of the common czech film production because of its individuality. I wanted to capture a piece of quietude in the contemporary cult of ugliness and bluster. I don´t want to shock in order to get attention.I make images of vulnerable people.I try to capture their grief which is white, silent and still. And endless.


Producer: Václav Kadrnka
Screenplay: Jiří Soukup, Václav Kadrnka
Camera: Braňo Pažitka
Cast: Zuzana Lapčíková,Martin Pavluš

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:

Václav Kadrnka / Producer of the film, is also the director
Václav Kadrnka
Hradská VII/479
76317 Lukov u Zlína
Czech republic
Tel. +420 603 273 758
info@vaclavkadrnka.com / www.vaclavkadrnka.com
Phone at the festival: +420 603 273 758

Simona Kadrnková / Producer of the film
Václav Kadrnka
Hradská VII/479
76317 Lukov u Zlína
Czech republic
Tel. +420 603 273 758
info@vaclavkadrnka.com / www.vaclavkadrnka.com
Phone at the festival: +420 603 273 758

Working version of the film

Panoptykon / Panopticon

Directed by:Barbara Kurzaj, Slawomir Shuty
Poland, 85 min, thriller

Release date:September 2010
This is the film´s final distribution title
Film is finished
Film language:Polish

Film synopsis:
A small town seems not to be a place to live for a young, ambitious man. Also a relationship with beloved woman becomes moreover with time an anchor running aground of a fellow stereotype. An escape from this hell of boredom and an empty ritual starts to be the goal of existence.

A student, standing at a break of new life takes advantage of a chance that apparently the blind lot gives him to and in effect reaches a perfect, out-of-a-dream place. The dreams are fulfilled, but with this the spectacle of everydayness shows its true nature. The paradise changes into prison, in which reality melts with horror.

Barbara Kurzaj, Slawomir Shuty - Filmography:
Barbara Kurzaj Actress, graduate of the State Theater School in Krakow (1999). Laureate of the prestigious Leon Schiller Prize for young artists. She is also a graduate of the Andrzej Wajda School of Directing. Sławomir Shuty Multimedia artist: writer, film director, photographer, performer, creator of the artzin "Baton”. Author of several books, a.o.: "Nowy wspaniały smak” /”New Brave Taste” (1999), "Bełkot” / "Gabble” (Ha!art, 2001), "Zwal” / "Bing” (W.A.B., 2005), "Ruchy” / "Movements” (W.A.B., 2008), as well as the first Polish internet novel "Blok” (www.blok.art.pl). Filmography: "W drodze” / "On the Road” (2003), "Luna” (2005), "Oblubienica” / "Betrothed” (2009).

Producer´s Filmography:
TVP SA (Polish Public TV) is the major film producer in Poland from over 60 years, engaged in production of documentary films, films for children as well as numerous feature films. Most popular titles in recent years: "The Big Animal" by Jerzy Stuhr, "Hi, Tereska" by Robert Glinski, "The Collector" By Feliks Falk, "Katyn" and "Sweet Rush" by Andrzej Wajda, "The Magic Tree" by Andrzej Maleszka, "All That I Love" by Jacek Borcuch.

Producer´s Statement:


Producer: TVP - Film Agency
Screenplay: Slawomir Shuty, Bartosz Cichonski
Camera: Bartosz Cichonski
Music: Wojciech Mazolewski & Pink Freud
Cast: Piotr Glowacki, Adrianna Gruszka, Jadwiga Lesiak, Jan Frycz, Katarzyna Maciag

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:

Aleksandra Biernacka / Producer of the film
TVP SA
J.P. Woronicza 17
00-999 Warsaw
Poland
Tel. +48 22 547 6774 / Fax. +48 22 547 8070
Aleksandra.Biernacka@tvp.pl / www.international.tvp.pl
Phone at the festival: +48 601 600 275

Final version of the film

The show must go on / The show must go on

Directed by:Nevio Marasovic
Croatia, 80 min, drama/thriller

Release date:July 17th 2010
This is the film´s final distribution title
Film language:Croatian

Film synopsis:
The film takes place in Zagreb, Croatia ten years into the future and follows the life of a successful TV producer of the reality show ‘’Housed’’, forty year old Filip Dogan (Sven Medvešek).
The twist of the film is that during the first weeks of the show a global war starts turning Europe into a battlefield.
As the war continues the show becomes more and more popular simply because of the fact that it’s the only show on TV that is optimistic, which reminds the audience how good life was before the beginning of the war, it shows a time that is lost forever. The reason why the show is so upbeat is the fact that the competitors don’t know there’s a war going on.

Nevio Marasovic - Filmography:
Nevio Marasović was born on July 7th 1983. in Zagreb. At the age of sixteen, Nevio films his first feature-length film "Computer repair". After graduating from high school in 2002., he enrolled in the Academy of Dramatic Arts, Department of Film and TV directing. One of his achievements during his academic education was "Autobiography", a film shown on many film festivals. The commercial for "T-Com Garbage" in 2006 wins silver at the Moscow Advertising Festival and bronze at the advertising festival "Fest" in Opatija. Next year in Moscow Nevio’s commercial "T-Com lawnmower" earns him another silver. In May 2008. he began filming his first full length feature film, "The show must go on"

Producer´s Filmography:
Sasa Bijelic was born in 1986 in Zagreb. In 2005 he enrolled in the Academy of dramatic Arts in Zagreb, department of production. During his years on the Academy he produced over 20 film projects. His short fiction films "Paris", "Where the penguins fly", "If it breaks it breaks", and "The last days of VHS" were shown on numerous film festivals. "The show must go on" is his first full length feature.He is currently finishing his masters on the Academy of dramatic arts on the department of film production.

Producer´s Statement:
"The show must go on" is a recently completed Croatian feature film. It was produced without any government subventions with a budget under 100.000 euros. The entire cast and crew worked pro bono because they believed in the project, so the actual value of the project is about 1.500.000 euros. The film started as the directors thesis work on the Academy of dramatic Arts but as pre-production started, more and more film professionals got involved in the film. One of the main reasons was the films story. The effort was not left unnoticed, thus it will open Pula Film Festival, Croatia’s most prestigious national festival. The film is in negotiations with local distributors for cinema release.


Producer: Sasa Bijelic, Nevio Marasovic
Screenplay: Nevio Marasovic
Camera: Damir Kudin
Music: Zeljko Marasovic
Cast: Sven Medvesek, Natasa Dorcic, Filip Juricic, Amar Bukvic, Ivana Roscic

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:

Saša Bijelic / Producer of the film
Copycat
Poljicka 1
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
Tel. + 385 91 569 3470 / Fax. +385 1 369 4870
bijelic.sasa@gmail.com
Phone at the festival: + 385 91 569 3470

Nevio Marasovic / Producer of the film, Director and Screenwriter
Copycat
Poljicka 1
10000 Zagreb
Croatia

nevio@copycat.hr
Phone at the festival: +385 91 4545 110

Final version of the film

Visul lui Adalbert / Adalbert´s Dream
(This is the film’s working title and may change)

Directed by:Gabriel Achim
Romania, 120 min, drama/comedy

Release date: 2011
Film is in postproduction
Film language:Romanian

Film synopsis:
Adalbert’s Dream is a black comedy based on a real story happened in a Romanian communist factory in the 80’s. A work accident is re‐enacted, but the re‐enacting becomes a new accident: the worker playing the victim gets his hand cut as well.
It’s the 8th of May 1986 ‐ the anniversary day for the Romanian Communist Party. A day celebrated with pomp, hypocrisy and fear in all the Romanian factories of those times. Besides this political connotation, the day is only two weeks away from the Chernobyl explosion. But most important for Romanians, this is the day when the football team Steaua Bucharest has won the Champions League (for the first and last time in the Romanian football history)!

Gabriel Achim - Filmography:
Bric Brac (short, 2008) - "CineMAiubit” International Student Film Festival, Bucharest (Film Critics Award and "Cinemagia” Award)/ Berlinale (competition Shorts)/ B-EST IFF, Bucharest/MOSTRA INTERNACIONAL DE ESCOLAS DE CINEMA, Porto (Best Film School Award)/ Transylvania IFF, Cluj/Torun IFF/Maremetraggio IFF, Trieste/ HollyShorts Hollywood International Short Film Festival, LA/Fresh Film Fest International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary/St. Petersburg Student Film Festival /Capalbio International Short Film Festival/ L’Alternativa- Barcelona Independent Film Festival/ 4th Annual Romanian Film Festival in New York City and Tribeca Cinemas/ Festival International du Film d’Amour de Mons

Producer´s Filmography:
- Production assistant on Alexandre Arcady’s ENTRE CHIENS ET LOUPS (2000), Costa Gavras’ AMEN, Laurent Boutonnat’s JACQUOU LE CROQUANT (2005) - Promotion manager for Cristian Mungiu’s OCCIDENT (Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2000)/ Cristi Puiu’s THE DEATH OF MR LAZARESCU (Un Certain Regard’s Grand Prix in 2005) -Production manager on Corneliu Porumboiu’s Camera d’Or-winning 12.08 EAST OF BUCHAREST/ Alexandre Iordachescu’s THE WAY BEYOND -Associate producer of Mungiu’s 2007 Golden Palm winner 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS. -Delegate producer for Horatiu Malaele’s THE SILENT WEDDING, Napoleon Helmis’ WEDDING IN BESSARABIA/ Bogdan Apetrei’s feature debut OUTSKIRT

Producer´s Statement:
This film is an opportunity to resort to dark humor in order to question human weakness, which comes easier to the fore during totalitarian regimes. But despite appearances, Adalbert’s Dream is not a political film. Politics is the mere background that helps the film focus on its main "subject”: humanity, which emerges from forceful dialogues and events of an unpredictable cynicism. The project is universal, since it is a reminder for former Communist countries as well as a gateway for Western countries into a different and absurd world. It gives a sweet sour taste of a dark period, and it communicates strong ideas, while entertaining the audience.


Producer: Dan Burlac - Delegate Producer
Screenplay: Gabriel Achim and Cosmin Manolache
Camera: George Chiper
Cast: Gabriel Spahiu, Doru Ana, Ozana Oancea, Anca Androne, Alina Berzunteanu, Mimi Branescu, Adrian Vancica, Coca Blos, Tania Popa

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:

Gabriel Achim / Director
Green Film
11 Plantelor St, apt 1
023971 Bucharest
Romania
Tel. +40 7295 503 04
office@greenfilm.ro / www.greenfilm.ro
Phone at the festival: +40 729 550 304

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