8 hlav šílenství / 8 Heads of Madness
(This is the film’s working title and may change)

Directed by: Marta Nováková
Czech Republic, 90 min,

Release date: Spring/Summer 2015
Film is in postproduction
Film language: Czech
Film´s website: www.8heads.com
Genre: drama
Shooting format: digital
What´s missing: postproduction


Film synopsis:

Soviet Russia, 1921. The young poet Anna Barkova is to embark on a starry carrier, her first collection has just been published and she is believed to become the greatest Russian poet, overshadowing event the great Pushkin. A few years later, however, Anna sits in a crowded cattle truck heading for the barren steppes of Kazakhstan. This will not be her only journey and only camp. The poet Anna Barkova (1906-1976) spent 22 years of her life in Gulags. Besides the strong story of one life the film brings breathtaking vistas of snowy plains behind the polar circle, playful animated inserts, pseudo-documentary footage and, thank to the original storytelling, a number of surprises.

Marta Nováková - Filmography:

Graduated from Film School Zlín in 1996 with the short film "Spát a spát” ("I Want to Sleep”) awarded at many festivals. 1997-2005 studied directing at FAMU. In 2003 spent half a year as an intern at VGIK in Moscow. 1999-2008 read Russian studies at the Charles University, graduating with a major. In 2006 finished her first feature, Marta, which was also her graduation film at FAMU. The film was very successful internationally and was presented at numerous festivals around the world, including Busan IFF (Critics’ Choice), Cottbus (The Best Debut Film Award), Cairo IFF (Main Competition), Göteborg IFF (Ingmar Bergman Award nomination), Cyprus IFF (Int. Competition: The Best Screenplay Award).

Producer´s Filmography:

Julietta Sichel, producer, film theorist, film historian, and former program director of KVIFF, founded 8Heads Productions in 2010 with the aim to produce author-based projects, involving close cooperation of the screenwriter, director and producer. The company focuses on films with international potential and with chances of success at leading world film festivals. Filmography: • 2013 – "Occupation, the 27th Picture”, dir. Pavo Marinković; selection of festival presentations: Karlovy Vary IFF, Sarajevo IFF, Kiev Molodist IFF, Jihlava IDFF, ZagrebDox, Cinema Politica Bucharest, WorldFest-Houston IFF and others. • exp. rel. 2015 – "8 Heads of Madness”, dir. Marta Nováková (postproduction).

Producer´s Statement:

Status: beginning of very demanding postproduction, which includes animations. Insufficient funding the film is being made with, was offset by the creativity of the entire crew. We never really wanted to shoot a big budget film but rather a chamber piece, sometimes playful, where big epic scenes can be done creatively, not just by expensive shots. We are planning to have a premiere in spring/summer 2015. Our goal is to start the film’s career at one of the international film festivals. The film depicts eternal struggle of the artist against the outside world and is dedicated to all those fighting for any kind of freedom – may it be artistic or economical or just freedom of mind.

Producer: Julietta Sichel
Screenplay: Marta Nováková
Camera: Lukáš Hyksa
Music: TBC
Cast: Aneta Langerová, Zuzana Fialová, Marie Štipková, Pavel Zedníček, Tomina Jeřábek, Luboš Veselý

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:
Julietta Sichel / Producer of the film
8Heads Productions
Bílkova 868/10
11000 Prague
Czech Republic
Tel. +420 602 292 971
julietta@8heads.com / www.8heads.com
Phone at the festival: +420 602 292 971


Marta Nováková / Director of the film, Screenwriter of the film
Polní 1630
696 03 Dubňany
Czech Republic
Tel. +420 603 313 429
marfa.cz@gmail.com / www.facebook.com/8hlavsilenstvi
Phone at the festival: +420 603 313 429

Working version of the film
Some rough-cut footage (with English subtitles) will be available in the video library


Aventurile unei fete cuminti / The Adventures of a Dutiful Daughter
(This is the film’s working title and may change)

Directed by: Ana Lungu
Romania, 78 min,

Release date:
Film is in postproduction
This film is director´s debut
Film language: Romanian
Genre: fiction
Shooting format: HD
What´s missing: sound postproduction and color correction


Film synopsis:

Cristiana is a 30-year-old woman, brought up in a "proper”, bourgeois middle-class family. She splits her time between writing her Thesis on Structural Engineering, conversations with Alex and Michelle, her two close friends and occasionally, eagerly awaited rendezvous with Dan, a married man with whom she is romantically involved. After her parents move out of the apartment into a new house, she decides to get a dog. It is something that she’s wanted ever since she was a child and now that she lives on her own she can finally fulfill this wish.

Ana Lungu - Filmography:

• 2010 - "The Belly of the Whale”, Writer/Director, feature film selected in Locarno "Filmmakers of the Present” Competition, Vancouver IFF and Sguardi Altrove Film Festival • 2013–2014 - "The Adventures of a Dutiful Daughter”, Writer/Director, feature film – work in progress

Producer´s Filmography:

• 2004 - "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu”, dir. Cristi Puiu • 2006 - "Lombarzilor 8”, TV series broadcasted by B1TV • 2007 - "Thursday”, dir. Hadrian Marcu • 2008 - "Megatron”, dir. Marian Crisan • 2009 - "Francesca”, dir. Bobby Paunescu • 2009 - "Metrobranding”, dir. Ana Vlad and Adi Voicu • 2010 - "Morgen”, dir. Marian Crisan • 2010 - "Victoria”, dir. Ana Vlad and Adi Voicu • 2010 - "Aurora”, dir. Cristi Puiu • 2012 - "Family pictures”, dir. Andrei Cohn • 2012 - "The Cement Mixer”, dir. Liviu Sandulescu • 2012 - "Wonderland”, dir. Peter Kerek • 2012 - "Rocker”, dir. Marian Crisan • 2014 - "The Adventures of a Dutiful Daughter”, dir. Ana Lungu (in postproduction)

Producer´s Statement:

We have almost completed the production phase and we are looking for postproduction financing and support. Being mostly an independent film, the budget was minimal. The whole cast and most of the crew were in kind participation to the film or supported by Mandragora. Also we benefited for very good professionals as Silviu Stavila ( DOP for film directors such as Cristi Puiu and Lucian Pintilie) and editor Dana Bunescu ("The Death of Mr. Lazarescu", "Child’s Pose") which also deferred theirs cost. We already have a first cut, but we need postproduction support. The local National TV has already shown interest in our film and we are looking for a World Sales and potential distributors.

Producer: Anca Puiu, Ana Lungu
Screenplay: Ana Lungu
Camera: Silviu Stavila
Cast: Elena Popa

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:
Ana Lungu / Producer of the film, Director of the film
Mandragora
Str. Ghe. Bratianu no 4
011413 Bucharest
Romania
Tel. +402 1222 0558
anitzalungu@yahoo.com
Phone at the festival: +407 2315 3099


Marius Olteanu / Producer of the film
Mandragora
Str. Ghe. Bratianu no 4
011413 Bucharest
Romania
Tel. +402 1222 0558 / Fax. +402 1222 0557
marsupiu23@gmail.com
Phone at the festival: +407 2612 7136

Working version of the film
Some rough-cut footage (with English subtitles) will be available in the video library


Cesta do Říma / Journey to Rome

Directed by: Tomasz Mielnik
Czech Rapublic, Poland, 100 min,

Release date: Summer 2015
This is the film´s final distribution title
Film is in postproduction
This film is director´s debut
Film language: Czech, English
Film´s website: www.backgroundfilms.cz
Genre: comedy
Shooting format: 35mm 1:1.85
What´s missing: The shooting has just started, will be finished by June.


Film synopsis:

Vasek is a shy man in his early thirties. He stole a painting from the National Gallery and now disguised travels to The Eternal City by a train. Hunted by antique shop owners and a police commissioner he meets extraordinary characters on his way: a priest/taxi driver wants him to confess in a cab, truffle expert introduces his little pig, an older lady wonders about Vasek’s resemblance to the picture of a thief in the newspaper. All of the travellers tell their stories about searching for happiness, fortune and enlightenment. But is it possible for one to actually achieve something these days at all? Journey to Rome is a comedy about serious topics, but done in the most fresh and funny way.

Tomasz Mielnik - Filmography:

Mielnik studied the art history at the University of Wroclaw and graduated with a work on self-portraits by Leopold Willmann. He is currently finishing his studies of directing at FAMU in Prague. Tomasz’s feature film debut The Journey to Rome is a follow up to his successful short film "Holka 180” (2010).

Producer´s Filmography:

Mikuláš Novotný studied the theory of interactive media in Brno and film producing at FAMU in Prague. He served as an executive producer on feature films by Karel Vachek, Robert Sedláček and many others. Together with Klára Žaloudková he founded his own production company Background films in 2011.

Producer´s Statement:

Filming is currently underway in Prague with the budget of EUR 530,000. Editing will start already in the course of shooting and continue in July 2014. The producers aim to attract the film festivals selectors and release the movie internationally in 2015. The filming is realized in a Czech-Polish coproduction with a strong ambition of reaching international audiences. Through an ironic metaphor, the masterful plot revolves around the search for values in contemporary Europe and also presents an authentic generational statement.

Producer: Mikuláš Novotný
Screenplay: Tomasz Milenik, Vít Poláček
Camera: Jan Šuster
Cast: Václav Hrzina, Miroslav Donutil, Berenika Kohoutová

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:
Mikuláš Novotný / Producer of the film
Background films
Korunní 1209/76
101 00 Praha 10
Czech Republic

novotny@backgroundfilms.cz / www.backgroundfilms.cz
Phone at the festival: +420 777 910 290


Tomasz Mielnik / Director of the film, Screenwriter of the film
Background films
Korunní 1209/76
101 00 Praha 10
Czech Republic

mielnik80@gmail.com / www.backgroundfilms.cz
Phone at the festival: +420 773 480 437

Weronika Czołnowska / Producer of the film
EasyBusyProductions Weronika Czołnowska
ul. Sienkiewicza 42/13
90-009 Łódź
Poland

easybusyproductions@gmail.com
Phone at the festival: +48 604 466 652

Working version of the film
Some rough-cut footage (with English subtitles) will be available in the video library


Czerwony Pająk / Red Spider
(This is the film’s working title and may change)

Directed by: Marcin Koszałka
Poland, 100 min,

Release date: 2015
Film is in postproduction
This film is director´s debut
Film language: Polish
Film´s website: www.md4.eu/films/red_spider.html
Genre: drama
Shooting format: 35mm
What´s missing: color grading, special effects, music, sound postproduction, credits


Film synopsis:

"Red Spider” deals with the potential mechanisms that occur, when "a serial killer is being born”. The film is set in the realities of the communist Polish 60s. It’s a story of a teenager who guided by curiosity follows the murdered. This way he discovers other "needs” he has, the existence of which, he has only sensed so far, but never had the courage, and maybe just opportunity, to name them. When the trial day comes he doesn’t pass the exam but does it really mean, that he lost the game? He admits to the crime and to all others he hasn’t commit – or maybe he did commit them, but nobody had noticed until now…

Marcin Koszałka - Filmography:

Marcin Koszałka is a documentary film director and cinematographer. He is a laureate of numerous awards for documentary films, among many others, in Leipzig, Berlin, Karlovy Vary, Nyon, Kraków, Tampere, Teheran, Trento. His filmography as a director includes: Feature film: • 2014 – "Red Spider” ("Czerwony Pająk”) Documentary films: • 2012 – "Dude, You’ll Be a Legend” • 2012 – "Killer Out of Lust” • 2008 – "Declaration of Immortality” • 2007 – "Till It Hurts” • 2007 – "Existence” • 2006 – "User-friendly Death” • 2005 – "Somehow It Will Go” • 2000 – "I Gave Birth to Such a Beautiful Son”

Producer´s Filmography:

Agnieszka Kurzydło – from 2009 in Zentropa International Poland (international co-production films: Antichrist by Lars von Trier, The Woman Who Dreamt of a Man by Per Fly, Elles by Małgośka Szumowska). In 2011 she established MD4 and produced: "Baby Blues” by Katarzyna Rosłaniec (World premiere at TIFF 2012, Crystal Bear for the Best Film at the Berlinale 2013 Generation 14plus, Special Mention from International Jury at the Berlinale 2013); "In the Name of” by Małgośka Szumowska (World premiere in the Berlinale 2013 Competition, Teddy Award – Berlinale 2013). Kurzydło’s new projects are "Red Spider” by Marcin Koszałka and "Kebab&Horoscope” by Grzegorz Jaroszuk (premiere at KVIFF 2014).

Producer´s Statement:

"Red Spider” is the international Polish/Czech/Slovakian co-production. We are during postproduction. We are very happy because of the result of our cooperation. In Karlovy Vary we looking for international sales agent and distributors. To this moment only domestic fields of exploitation are reserved for co-producers. We are looking for partners for distribution in rest of the world. We would like to present "Red Spider” on international market and we are grateful that it is possible in Karlovy Vary.

Producer: Agnieszka Kurzydło, MD4
Screenplay: Marcin Koszałka and Łukasz M. Maciejewski based on the original screenplay by Marta Bębenek titled "Lolo"
Camera: Marcin Koszałka
Music: Petr Ostrouchov
Cast: Filip Pławiak, Adam Woronowicz, Julia Kijowska, Małgorzata Foremniak, Marek Kalita, Dorota Landowska, Wojciech Zieliński, Przemysław Bluszcz, Piotr Głowacki, Andrzej Konopka

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:
Agnieszka Kurzydło / Producer of the film
MD4 Sp. z o.o.
ul. Wiśniowa 55 m 14
02-528 Warsaw
Poland
Tel. +48 22 126 89 47
ewa@md4.eu / md4.eu
Phone at the festival: +48 509 459 839


Kinga Krzemińska / script consultant
MD4 Sp. z.o.o.
ul. Wiśniowa 55 m 14
02-528 Warsaw
Poland
Tel. +48 22 126 89 47
kinga@md4.eu / md4.eu
Phone at the festival: +48 535 666 309

Working version of the film


Dzilis Gakvetilebi / Sleeping Lessons
(This is the film’s working title and may change)

Directed by: Rusudan Pirveli
Georgia, 100 min,

Release date: December 2014
Film is in postproduction
This film is director´s debut
Film language: Georgian
Film´s website: www.filmodrom.ge
Genre: fiction, drama
Shooting format: HD, RED 5K
What´s missing: sales agent, part of post-production finances, co-producer for post-production


Film synopsis:

Zuka (19) spends his days hanging out with friends. One day, he accompanies a friend to a robbery. The first attempt ends successfully – they rob a woman (39). Life goes on in a usual way, until Zuka accidentally comes across the woman. Zuka gets anxious by the meeting. He tries to attract woman’s attention. Zuka opens up to Filter (45), who gives him some precious advice, and Zuka succeeds. He loses interest in friends and tries to avoid them. Relations between Zuka and the woman become intimate and profound. The rude interference of street friends puts abrupt end to their relationship. Trying to get the woman back, Zuka involves in criminal case, which leads to an unexpected tragedy.

Rusudan Pirveli - Filmography:

After graduating in Japanese language, Pirveli continued her studies as a film director. Made shorts and documentaries of different type – experimental, narrative, comedies and dramas. Her shorts were screened at numerous festivals. Her first fiction "Susa” was selected for Berlin, Rotterdam, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Viennale, and other festivals. Awarded few prizes including Grand-Prix in Jeonju and Tbilisi Film Festivals, Best Director at Paris FF, Best Actor at Montreal FNC. She’s also active as an editor. • 2010 – "Susa”, full length fiction • 2005 – "The Window”, short • 2003 – "Tetsuya from Hokkaido”, short documentary • 2001 – "Neighbors”, short • 2000 – "One More”, short

Producer´s Filmography:

• 2010 – "Susa”, full length fiction • 2005 – "The Window”, short • 2001 – "Neighbors”, short

Producer´s Statement:

At the moment we have first rough cut ready. We are looking for sales agent. The budget of the film is EUR 255,000. We are missing a small amount to have the European post-production available – like sound mix or color correction. Otherwise we’ll make it on the place in Georgia. Thus we are looking for post-production co-producer. This is the second film of director Rusudan Pirveli, which is way too different from her successful debut "Susa”.

Producer: Rusudan Pirveli
Screenplay: Aleksandre Chkhaidze, Rusudan Pirveli
Cast: Archil Makalataia, Davit Andguladze, Nino Chichinadze

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:
Rusudan Pirveli / Producer of the film, Director of the film
Caucasian FILMODROM
28 Kipiani
0108 Tbilisi
Georgia
Tel. +995 579 560 026
pirvei@hotmail.com / www.filmodrom.ge
Phone at the festival: +372 57 255 026


Working version of the film


Essai / Essay
(This is the film’s working title and may change)

Directed by: Adil Mussatayev
Kazakhstan, 75-80 min,

Release date: December 2014
Film is in postproduction
This film is director´s debut
Film language: Russian
Genre: drama
Shooting format: HD
What´s missing: The film is almost ready, and with a work rough version of the pre-final cut, but we have to improve the sound mix, to upgrade the color issues, and maybe work on music for the very final version.


Film synopsis:

The film is about an infantile young man who cannot or does not want to join the modern pace of life. Where you need to work and earn so you can be successful. But he is not going to find job. He scrounges off his single mother who constantly blames his son for laze. Weak-willed son does not want to listen to her reproaches. He spends a lot of time with his friends, chattering about music and girls. Their main occupation – is smoking marijuana, which gives young guys the illusion of being busy. Unconscious, stupid devotion to grass becomes their ritual and philosophy.

Adil Mussatayev - Filmography:

Adil Mussatayev. Born on 27 August 1987 in the Moskovskiy village, Kazakhstan. In 2009, he graduated from Kostanai State University, majoring in Journalism. In 2011, he attended lectures of Darezhan Omirbayev – Kazakh famous film director – on film production. In the same year, he worked as an assistant to Darezhan Omirbayev on the film "Student” (Un Certain regard selection, Cannes 2012). Has participated as well on other Kazakhfilm’s films (e.g. "Adventure” by Nariman Turebayev). "Essai” is Adil’s first feature as a film director.

Producer´s Filmography:

Producer – Adil Mussatayev, has participated in productions of other directors on different positions. "Essay” is his directorial feature debut. Associated producer and contact person for the film – Olga Khlasheva, Kazakhfilm JSC, Head of International Cooperation Center and foreign relations coordinator.

Producer´s Statement:

The film is a very low-budget, made at almost for the own money of film director and his friends. It’s almost ready, but we think we’ll have to improve a sound mix, a color grading and music tracks. We feel the film has a very good festival and commercial potential.

Producer: Adil Mussatayev
Screenplay: Adil Mussatayev
Camera: Adil Mussatayev
Cast: Diaz Kussayev, Ilya Sokol, Bakhytgul Musataeva, Dana Nursultanova

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:
Olga Khlasheva / Producer of the film, Head of International Relations

olga.khlasheva@gmail.com
Phone at the festival: +7 777 804 7057


Adil Mussatayev / Producer of the film, Director of the film, Screenwriter of the film
Tel. +7 777 804 7057
kinostudia_kaz@mail.ru
Phone at the festival: +7 777 804 7057

Working version of the film
Some rough-cut footage (with English subtitles) will be available in the video library


Koza / Goat

Directed by: Ivan Ostrochovský
Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, about 90 min,

Release date: January 2015
This is the film´s final distribution title
Film is in postproduction
This film is director´s debut
Film language: Slovak
Genre: drama, road-movie
Shooting format: digital
What´s missing: additional shooting, editing, post-production


Film synopsis:

In order to keep his family a boxer leaves for one final tour. He fights for his dream to the bitter end. Romany boxer Peter Baláž, given the nickname Goat by everyone, experienced the peak of his career at the Olympic games in Atlanta in 1996. Now he lives in poverty with his girlfriend Miška in a settlement on the outskirts of town. Miška finds out that she is pregnant. While Goat wants a child of his own, she strictly refuses to have a child because they are heavily in debt with no relief in sight. She intends to have an abortion and leaves Goat, moving in with her parents. Goat decides to earn the money he needs in the ring…

Ivan Ostrochovský - Filmography:

The writer and director Ivan Ostrochovsky is a filmmaker of a distinctive style, often blending documentary and fiction approach. He co-directed the film "Velvet Terrorists” that was awarded at Karlovy Vary IFF 2013 and at Berlinale Forum 2014. His documentary "Ilja” was nominated for Slovak Film Award for Best Documentary. "Goat” is his full-length fiction film debut.

Producer´s Filmography:

Slovak company Sentimentalfilm, producers Marek Urban and Ivan Ostrochovsky – producers of "Ilja” (Nominaton for Slovak Film Award for Best Documentary), "Matchmaking Mayor” by Erika Hnikova in 2011 (Berlinale 2011 Best Forum Film) and many other documentary and fiction films. Czech company Endorfim, producer Jiri Konecny – his productions were presented at numerous international festivals including two times Berlinale: "A Night Too Young” by Olmo Omerzu in 2012 and "Matchmaking Mayor” by Erika Hnikova in 2011 (Best Forum Film). Two times they were the national candidates for Oscar – last year it was "Made in Ash” by Iveta Grofova.

Producer´s Statement:

The protagonist of the film Peter Baláž is the real boxer (he was at Olympics in Atlanta) and the story is inspired by his life. The concept of the film uses him to help us both preserve the illusion of authenticity thanks to the realistic aspect of the fights and Koza’s boxing habits and keep Koza in his natural environment. We placed emphasis on searching for authentic premises and characters that operate on the fringes of professional boxing. The final format of the film should provide a feeling of social helplessness and fatalism. The rawness of the spaces in which the characters operate will form this illusion in the audience. The raw environment will also mean raw characters.

Producer: Jiří Konečný, Ivan Ostrochovský, Marek Urban
Screenplay: Marek Leščák, Ivan Ostrochovský
Camera: Martin Kollár
Cast: Peter Baláž, Ján Franek

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:
Jiří Konečný / Producer of the film
endorfilm
Přímětická 4
140 00 Praha 4
Czech Republic
Tel. +420 241 730 780 / Fax. +420 241 730 780
jiri@endorfilm.cz / www.endorfilm.cz
Phone at the festival: +420 602 358 373


Ivan Ostrochovský / Producer of the film, Director of the film, Screenwriter of the film
sentimentalfilm
Špitálska 20
811 08 Bratislava
Slovak Republic
Tel. +421 915 606 088
ostrochovsky@gmail.com / www.sentimentalfilm.com
Phone at the festival: +421 915 606 088

Working version of the film


Malá z rybárny / Little from the Fish Shop
(This is the film’s working title and may change)

Directed by: Jan Balej
Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, France, 75 min,

Release date: Spring 2015
Film is in postproduction
Film language: English, Czech, Slovak, French
Film´s website: www.malazrybarnyfilm.cz
Genre: drama, romance, fairy tale for grown-ups
Shooting format: 1:2.39
What´s missing: international distributors / broadcasters / pre-sale, sales agent, exhibition partners


Film synopsis:

Deep underneath the surface of the sea, accompanied by a fish orchestra, the voice of the ocean is telling a story about Little, the daughter of the Sea King. Forced to abandon the devastated, plundered waters of their home, the Sea King and his family ventured to live among humans. In a darkened fish shop in the heart of a harbor district, they now lead a tedious life. One day, the fish shop door flies open and in walks J.J. – a charming streetwise dandy. And this is where the plot thickens…

Jan Balej - Filmography:

Jan Balej is an animation artist, director, designer, illustrator and scriptwriter. He is the Head of the Studio of Film and TV Graphics at UMPRUM, and Member of the European Film Academy, the Czech Film and TV Academy and of the Artistic Advisory Board of FAMU in Prague. After a number of awarded short animated films, TV films and series, he finished his first full-length animated film "One Night in a City” (2007). The film was awarded on prestigious animated festivals (Lisbon, Madrid, Rouen, Bilbao, Tehran, Brasilia, etc.), incl. the Czech Lion Award for the Best Design. He got the second Czech Lion Award for the Best Design a year before for one segment of the feature film "Fimfárum 2”.

Producer´s Filmography:

Nelly D. Jencikova’s film experience began at the Barrandov Studios where she worked on more than twenty feature films. She was first appointed associate producer in 1993 on the film "Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin”. This was followed by dozens of movies – "War of Colours” (producer), "From Hell” (production auditor), "Lovers and Murderers” (executive producer) or collaboration on movies filmed abroad ("Extreme Ops”, "Red Phone I and II”). After returning home, Nelly began to pursue her own producing activity in the Miracle Film studio where co-production films as "Small Celebrations”, "Changes”, "Eye in the Wall” as well as "Helga L-520” came into existence.

Producer´s Statement:

Current status: post production Budget: EUR 1.7 mil Target group: 12+ Distribution strategy: festivals, large-scale interactive exhibitions of puppets and film sets, with armatures, reproduction prints, storyboards, animatic, aquarium, children game corner, "adults only” corner, video-mapping, technology section etc.; small traveling exhibitions; cross-products (video game, art-books, audio books etc.); merchandising What is needed to complete the film: to complete postproduction Main reasons for making the film: To show to the people that a puppet has every right to be on the film screen, it can be a sort of a movie star and because of the Czech rich history with stop-motion animation.

Producer: Daniela Nelly Jencikova
Screenplay: Jan Balej, Ivan Arsenjev
Camera: Martin Prochazka
Music: Chapelier Fou, Yann Tiersen

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:
Daniela Nelly Jenčíková / Producer of the film
Miracle Film
Smetanovo nabrezi 26
11000 Prague
Czech Republic
Tel. +420 722 008 006
dnelly@miraclefilm.cz / www.miraclefilm.cz
Phone at the festival: +420 722 008 006


David Havel / workflow supervisor
Miracle Film
Smetanovo nabrezi 26
11000 Prague
Czech Republic
Tel. +420 602 215 558
david@miraclefilm.cz / www.miraclefilm.cz
Phone at the festival: +420 602 215 558

Patrik Jenčík / creative producer
Miracle Film
Smetanovo nabrezi 26
11000 Prague
Czech Republic
Tel. +420 720 995 770
vivian@miraclefilm.cz / www.miraclefilm.cz
Phone at the festival: +420 720 995 770

Working version of the film


My2 / Us2

Directed by: Slobodanka Radun
Czech Republic, 95 min,

Release date: 20. 11. 2014
This is the film´s final distribution title
Film is in postproduction
This film is director´s debut
Film language: Czech
Film´s website: www.bionaut.cz/my2
Genre: romance
Shooting format: 16:9 Arri Alexa


Film synopsis:

Hoping for change, Ema runs away from her family. She hides at the apartment of her hairdresser Tony, where nobody would look for her. At the beginning they are merely two strangers, connected by their mutual desire of escaping from their families. They get closer and help each other to overcome the internal as well as external obstacles of their lives. Their liberating friendship almost becomes a love affair, despite the fact it cannot be fulfilled. This liberation creates an intense bond between them: a new escape, a new quest. This is a story of a lost girl, a gay hairdresser and their attempts to escape the constraints of their own desires. This is a love story for the 21st century.

Slobodanka Radun - Filmography:

• 2009 – "The Rain”, short film • 2005 – "Little Temptations”, short film

Producer´s Filmography:

Bionaut is an award winning film, TV and commercial production company based in Prague, Czech Republic. In 2010 "Who’s Afraid of the Wolf” ("Kdopak by se vlka bál”) was successfully shown at Berlinale film festival and sold to 8 territories. In 2011, Bionaut won 5 Czech Film Awards and 5 Czech Film Critics Awards for "Walking Too Fast” ("Pouta”). Upcoming projects include "Places” ("Místa”, follow up to "Pouta”) and "Us2” ("My2”). Bionaut has two major TV series in production and several films in development.

Producer´s Statement:

"Us2” is a contemporary love story written by acclaimed novelist Radka Denemarková and directed by Slobodanka Radun. Film is in the final stage of post-production and will be entirely done by the mid of July 2014. The budget is EUR 500,000. The target audience is 18 to 40 years. Looking for international sales. Festival-wise we are targeting Venice and the Panorama section at Berlinale. English subtitled screener available.

Producer: Vratislav Šlajer
Screenplay: Radka Denemarková
Camera: Jiří Málek
Music: Jan P. Muchow, Michal Novinski
Cast: Jana Plodková, Ondřej Nosálek, Milena Steinmasslová, Luděk Sobota, Václav Havelka, Jiří Vyorálek, Ivan Lupták

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:
Vratislav Šlajer / Producer of the film
Bionaut
Dělnická 47
170 00 Praha
Czech Republic

vratislav@bionaut.cz
Phone at the festival: +420 777 210 165


Slobodanka Radun / Director of the film
Janovského 15
170 00 Praha 7
Czech Republic

slobodanka.radun@gmail.com
Phone at the festival: +420 724 072 368

Radka Denemarková / Screenwriter of the film
Kolbenova 22
190 00 Praha 9
Czech Republic

denemarkovar@seznam.cz

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


Sarmaşık / Ivy

Directed by: Tolga Karaçelik
Turkey, 100 min,

Release date: 15.12.2014
This is the film´s final distribution title
Film language: Turkish
Film´s website: www.ivythemovie.com
Genre: fiction, drama
Shooting format: HD
What´s missing: FX, Color, Music


Film synopsis:

Sarmaşık aims to sail to her loading port in Egypt to carry goods to Angola. When the ship arrives in Egypt, it becomes clear that the ship owner has not paid the port fee and that the ship has been foreclosed. Port authority officials pull the ship to the anchorage zone. A team of 6 people will need to stay on board in case the ship has to be moved while there: a machinist, an officer, two sailors, a cook, and a master sailor. As their passports are seized, the crew starts to wait on Egyptian shores for an indefinite period of time. Small conflicts grow into big fights as the food and beverage supplies run out and the ship turns into a battlefield where men hunt men.

Tolga Karaçelik - Filmography:

Tolga Karaçelik studied film in New York after receiving his law degree in Turkey. In addition to writing and directing five short films that have been shown at festivals domestically and internationally, he wrote and directed music videos and served as director of photography on a documentary feature. His award-winning feature debut "Toll Booth” has screened at prestigious international film festivals. "Toll Booth” is the first Turkish film ever to have a one-week theatrical run at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. As the opening film of The Global Film Initiative’s Global Lens 2012 Series, "Toll Booth” was screened at more than 35 cities across the US and Canada in 2012.

Producer´s Filmography:

Bilge Elif Turhan was born in 1980 in Istanbul. She started her career with Yeni Sinemacilar, one of the leading independent production companies in Istanbul and participated in numerous titles. She is still working with Yeni Sinemacılar as co-producer and consultant for companies like Galata Film. She is also working as line producer for TV series. Her productions include: • 2014 – "Istanbul United” • 2014 – "Ivy”

Producer´s Statement:

We started shooting "Ivy” on 22 March 2014 and finished shootings on 15 April 2014. We are still editing it and we will have the final cut in the first week of June. Sound design and music is going on at the same time. We have a co-producer in Germany called Cine-Cromatix and they will cover FX. We are still looking for a co-producer to finish post-production. During the Cannes Film Festival we had meetings with world sales agencies and festivals.

Producer: Bilge Elif Turhan
Screenplay: Tolga Karaçelik
Camera: Gökhan Tiryaki
Music: Ahmet Kenan Bilgiç
Cast: Nadir Sarıbacak, Kadir Çermik, Özgür Emre Yıldırım, Hakan Karsak, Osman Alkaş

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:
Bilge Elif Turhan / Producer of the film
Karacelik Productions
1. Levent
34433 Istanbul
Turkey
Tel. +905 334 598 747
bilgeelif@gmail.com / www.ivythemovie.com
Phone at the festival: +905 334 598 747


Tolga Karaçelik / Director of the film
Karacelik Productions
1. Levent
34433 Istanbul
Turkey
Tel. +905 335 268 434
tolgakenan@gmail.com / www.ivythemovie.com
Phone at the festival: +905 335 268 434

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


Sniag / Snow

Directed by: Ventsislav Vasilev
Bulgaria, Ukraine, 100 min,

Release date: 2015
This is the film´s final distribution title
Film is in postproduction
This film is director´s debut
Film language: Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Russian
Genre: crime, drama
Shooting format: 1:2,35
What´s missing: postproduction


Film synopsis:

Two brothers – Lyubaka and Gosho, and their two sons – Bobby and Marti, committed a robbery of a post office. After the robbery, Lyubaka ran away with the money and was found dead later on. The remaining three thieves tried to find the money that disappeared, and Bobby also wanted to find out the truth about the death of his father. Was the mystery hidden in the memories for the robbery itself, or even – further back – in Bobby’s childhood memories? The puzzle got gradually settled and the three characters found the money, but they discovered a terrible and deadly secret along with it as well. Bobby stood before a choice – to take revenge for his father’s death, or to forgive.

Ventsislav Vasilev - Filmography:

• "Snow”, debut

Producer´s Filmography:

• "Snow”, debut

Producer´s Statement:

"Snow” is in its post-production period. It is the first Bulgarian-Ukrainian cо-production in the history of the two countries. We need EUR 60,000 in cash to complete the film. "Snow” will be sent for selection to big festivals as Sundance, Berlin and Cannes.

Producer: Konstantin Burov
Screenplay: Ventsislav Vasilev
Camera: Dimitar Kostov
Music: Kaloyan Dimitrov
Cast: Plamen Velikov, Ovanes Torosyan, Krasimir Dokov, Volodymyr Yamnenko

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:
Konstantin Burov / Producer of the film
100 Film
ul. Oborishte 88, et.5, ap.12
1505 Sofia
Bulgaria
Tel. +359 877 740 510
kbourov@gmail.com
Phone at the festival: +359 877 740 510


Working version of the film
Some rough-cut footage (with English subtitles) will be available in the video library


Symptoma / Symptom
(This is the film’s working title and may change)

Directed by: Angelos Frantzis
Greece, min,

Release date:
Film language: Greek
Genre: fantasy, drama
Shooting format: 2:35


Film synopsis:

A winter, in an isolated island, a strange creature appears. Whoever comes in contact with him loses his mind. The people are becoming more and more absurd. They ask for help from a strange girl who seems to be the only one to have the power to confront the creature and so she starts a crusade without mercy against him. But as the war rages on and the battle between good and evil seems to be clear, we discover that beneath the surface lie many hidden secrets. The creature behaves more and more like human, while the girl, in order to strengthen her faith, ends up acting more and more outrageously and absurdly.

Angelos Frantzis - Filmography:

Angelos Frantzis was born in Athens in 1970. He studied film direction at INSAS in Brussels. He has made 5 short and 3 feature films ("Polaroid”, "A Dog’s Dream”, "In the Woods”). His films have been screened and won awards at many international film festivals (Roterdam, Hong Kong, Sitges, Sao Paolo, New Horizons, Munich, etc.) Besides film directing, Angelos Frantzis has been involved in art projects with combined techniques (installation, performance) and has worked as a film critic, publishing reviews in various books and magazines. His latest art installation "Got to Be Real” participated in Venice biennale 2012.

Producer´s Filmography:

The Gardens is a new independent production company established by Angelos Frantzis and Katia Goulioni. It has produced a theatrical play and this is the first feature film.

Producer´s Statement:

The film is a legend about the dark nature. Having to face the enigma of existence, the film’s heroes fight alone against all. But the most severe battle is the one against themselves. Against that group of inarticulate and inconsistent features that compose less and less a human being and gradually make them face their inner chaos. The film is currently in an initial stage of editing and at KVIFF we are looking for festival programmers, sales agent, distributors and TV sales.

Producer: Angelos Frantzis
Screenplay: Konstantinos Antonopoulos, Angelos Frantzis
Camera: Ilias Adamis
Cast: Katia Goulioni, Konstantinos Markoulakis, Michele Valley, Eleni Vergeti, Giannis Nikolaidis

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:
Angelos Frantzis / Producer of the film, Director of the film, Screenwriter of the film
The gardens
80, themistokleous str.
106-81 Athens
Greece
Tel. +302 10 642 3118 / Fax. +302 10 642 3118
angfra@otenet.gr
Phone at the festival: +306 945 595 631


Working version of the film
Some rough-cut footage (with English subtitles) will be available in the video library


Генерал (General) / The General
(This is the film’s working title and may change)

Directed by: Bakur Bakuradze
Russia, Serbia, 110 min,

Release date: 2015
Film is in postproduction
Film language: Serbian, Russian
Genre: drama
Shooting format: HD
What´s missing: color grading, sound mixing


Film synopsis:

This film is about a man in his sixties who finds himself in a difficult situation. As a result of historical circumstances, he is isolated from the world, and forced to confront not only society but also himself. This film is about personal and psychological consequences of war.

Bakur Bakuradze - Filmography:

• 2011 – "The Hunter”; selected for the Un certain regard program in Cannes; won the Best Directing and Best Actress at Kinotavr film festival and Grand-prix of Minsk IFF. The film took part in many international film festivals in Europe, Asia and USA. • 2008 – "Shultes”; premiered at the Cannes (Quinzaine des Realisateurs), won the Grand Prix at Kinotavr and at the Kiev Molodist IFF; was shown at London, Lisbon, Montreal, Thessaloniki, Moscow International film festivals. The film was released in cinemas in Russia, Poland, Belgium, France. • 2007 – "Moscow”, short; premiered at Cinema du Reel, won the Best short at Kinotavr; screened at the Oberhausen IFF, Torino, and Cannes Short Corner.

Producer´s Filmography:

• 2013 – "Chameleon”, premiered at Locarno IFF. • 2013 – "Intimate Parts”, won Best Debut at Kinotavr and special Jury prize at Black Nights; participated at IFF in Busan, Adelaide, Karlovy Vary, Helsinki, etc. • 2012 – "Entropy”, won Savva Kulish prize at Window to Europe FF. • 2012 – "Marina’s House”, documentary; premiered at Message to Man IFF; screened at DocPoint Helsinki, Zerkalo IFF. • 2011 – "The Hunter”, premiered at Cannes IFF; won the Best Directing and Best Actress at Kinotavr and Grand Prix of Minsk IFF. • 2011 – "Milana”, documentary; ArtDocFest Grand Prix, screened at Leipzig IDFF. • 2008 – "Shultes”, premiered at Cannes. • 2007 – "Moscow”, premiered at Cinema du Reel.

Producer´s Statement:

The General by Bakur Bakuradze is, in fact, the last piece of a trilogy about a strong man in a tough situation. Bakur Bakuradze’s characters are all outsiders. Either due to a disease (Shultes), social environment (the Hunter) or historical circumstances (General), they are loners, forced to confront not only the society, but themselves as well. In the both previous films the actions of the heroes have no national or ideological features. The General’s story is universal too. It could have happened in any country that has experienced a civil war. On the other hand, this is a story about Serbia, the country that is still getting through psychological consequences of the civil war.

Producer: Julia Mishkinene, Sergei Selianov, Miroslav Mogorovic, Zaur Bolotaev, Alexandr Plotnikov
Screenplay: Bakur Bakuradze
Camera: Nikolai Vavilov
Cast: Marko Nikolić, Miša Tirinda

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:
Julia Mishkinene / Producer of the film
Vita Aktiva
Lyusinovskaya str. 36 bld 1
115093 Moscow
Russia
Tel. +790 3798 4095
julia@salvador-d.ru
Phone at the festival: +790 3798 4095


Working version of the film


Слепая любовь / Blind Love
(This is the film’s working title and may change)

Directed by: Aleksander Kott
Russia, 110 min,

Release date: 2015
Film is in postproduction
Film language: Russian
Film´s website: under construction
Genre: drama
Shooting format: HD
What´s missing: The final sound mix and a sales agent.


Film synopsis:

Pavel Zuev has to start his life over from darkness after he loses his sight in an accident. The young man has to learn again how to eat, walk, wash himself, and do simple housework, and even how to look out of the window without seeing anything. All connections to his previous life are broken. In this new life, blind Zuev encounters an exceptional woman capable of seeing more than other people do. Her name sounds symbolic – Nadezhda (translates as ’hope’ into English) and she works at the hospital. Nadezhda will help Zuev find his strength and a new sense of existing.

Aleksander Kott - Filmography:

• 1997 – "Fotograf” ("The Photographer”), short; Nominated for Student Academy Awards for Foreign Film (1997); Won the International Association of Film and Television Schools CILECT Award for Best Film (1997); Won Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema Prize for Short Film (1998); Won Cracow Film Festival Prof. Bronislaw Chromy Award (1998), and many others.

Producer´s Filmography:

Katia Filippova began her cinematographic career working with Nikita Mikhalkov and in the Union of Cinematographers of Russia. Her first producer’s experience was a short feature film "Just the Two of Us” directed by Alexander Veledinsky which was later selected for Un Certain Regard, the official selection program of the Cannes Film Festival. In 2001, Katia founded the film company SLON that among others produced TV and feature films such as "Nobody Knows about Sex” by A. Gordeeva, "Mars” by A. Melikyan, "Greek Holiday” by V. Storojeva. Since 2005, Katia has been the head of the Atlantic Film Company.

Producer´s Statement:

The film has many meanings and raises questions about very different aspects of life. Life is a unique gift. The main humanistic aspect of our film is definitely the attraction of public attention to people with disabilities and the issues they encounter every day. This is the first movie on this topic in our country in many years, probably the first one in the history of the "new” Russian cinema. In terms of genre "Blind Love” incorporates the elements of drama, romance and tragicomedy. This movie is a striking example of auteur cinema aimed at wide audiences including blind people. The main promotion strategy is to work with festivals.

Producer: Katia Filippova
Screenplay: Alexander Kott
Camera: Petr Duhovskoj
Cast: Alexander Jacenco, Agrippina Steklova

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:
Katia Filippova / Producer of the film
Atlantic Film
Boulevard Jana Rajnissa 2-1-288
123485 Moscow
Russia
Tel. +790 3717 6969 / Fax. no
studio_atlantic@mail.ru / under construction
Phone at the festival: +790 3717 6969


Working version of the film


Чайки (Chaiki) / The Gulls

Directed by: Ella Manzheeva
Russia (Kalmykia), 95 min,

Release date: March 2015
This is the film´s final distribution title
Film is in postproduction
This film is director´s debut
Film language: Russian, Kalmyk
Film´s website: http://www.telestofilm.ru
Genre: drama
Shooting format: digital
What´s missing: International sales agent


Film synopsis:

This is a story about a fisherman’s wife, about loneliness and love. "Wind, Sand, Gulls and Desire to live not worse than others..." – these words were the basis for the atmosphere of the story because they are extremely accurate in determining the real world of these places today. "The Gulls” is a parable of a modern Kalmykia. It’s all about love, and characters there intuitively perform the forgotten traditions. They silently love, they mourn without crying ... The Gulls are souls of the dead fishermen, the broken boats, and finally, they are the hope.

Ella Manzheeva - Filmography:

• 2013 – "The Gulls”, feature film, 97 min (pre-production) • 2009 – "A Steppe Inside Her”, experimental, 14 min • 2008 – "Uninvited. Steppe”, fiction, 5 min • 2007 – "Prazdnik”, documentary, 5 min Awards: • St. Anna 2009, Festival for Student and Debut Films (Moscow, Russia) – Diploma • Formula Mundi 2009, International film festival Schwaebisch Hall – 1st place in art/experimental category

Producer´s Filmography:

• 2013 – "The Gulls”, feature film (pre-production) • 2013 – "Box”, feature film (development) • 2013 – "Living Water”, feature film (development) • 2012 – "Atomic Ivan”, feature film • 2011 – "The Elephant”, feature film • 2009 – "Operation Righteous Man”, TV-movie • 2008 – "New Year’s Tariff”, feature film • 2008 – "Quiet Home Life”, TV-movie • 2008 – "Plus One”, feature film • 2008 – "Cossacks”, TV-series • 2007 – "Treasure”, TV-movie • 2006 – "Piter FM”, feature film • 2004 – "The Formula”, TV series Prizes and nominations at: Kinotavr (Russia); Honfleur (France); Cairo IFF; Tokyo IFF; Rio de Janeiro IFF; Warsaw IFF; Vladivostok IFF; Sevilla IFF, and many others.

Producer´s Statement:

Our main heroine is from Kalmykia, a small region of Russia on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Russia’s rich diversity of ethnic groups has unfortunately, rarely been used as the subject of cinema. "The Gulls”, whose characters have not forgotten their native Kalmyk language, will stimulate interest in the region, and will provide an opportunity to show the world the beauty of the boundless Kalmyk steppe and its people. Our film has a great potential for success at international film festivals, and for being distributed in many countries around the world. Currently: Post-Production. Budget: EUR 870,000 We’re looking for color correction partner and international sales agent.

Producer: Elena Glikman, Yaroslav Zhivov
Screenplay: Ella Manzheeva
Camera: Alexandr Kuznetsov
Music: Alexei Aigui
Cast: Evgeniy Sangadzhiev, Evgeniya Mandzhieva, Sergey Adyanov

CONTACT AT THE FESTIVAL:
Elena Glikman / Producer of the film
Ladya
Mosfilmovskaya ulitsa, appt. 1, office 528
119992 Moscow
Russia
Tel. +749 5721 5542 / Fax. +749 5613 0069
reporter3000@yandex.ru / www.telestofilm.ru
Phone at the festival: +749 5721 5542


Ella Manzheeva / Director of the film
Ladya
Mosfilmovskaya ulitsa, appt. 1, office 528
119992 Moscow
Russia
Tel. +792 9575 9646 / Fax. +749 5613 0069
elbudman@gmail.com / www.telestofilm.ru
Phone at the festival: +792 9575 9646

Working version of the film
Some rough-cut footage (with English subtitles) will be available in the video library