We are back with our second edition! We invited young filmmakers from Eastern and Southern Europe to send us their debut film to compete for an Audience Award (€1000). We were delighted by the diversity and quality of these daring films. They gave us confidence that emerging directors of today are brave enough to share their most intimate stories, that they don’t hesitate to speak up about their political concerns, and that they are always in search of the poetic language of cinema.
These include the intimate, award-winning documentary dealing with childhood trauma My Uncle Tudor. The experimental film To Feather, to Wither, portraying the relationship between a girl and her crows. Otava, a fiction film dealing with memory and loss. The realistic fiction drama Woman, Man, Man and One More Woman exploring relationships, monogamy and jealousy. The honest documentary Don’t Hesitate to Come for a Visit, Mom about a mother and a daughter attempting to bridge their distance through video-call. The documentary The Last Days of the Year, shows how an unexpected earthquake puts the careless winter break of a thirteen year old to the test. The documentary Long Live Death, documenting the 31st anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in Bratislava. The sci-fi essay Beyond the Sea, dealing with notions of alienation. The experimental, musical documentary The Outsiders, showing groups of young men finding their voice through street basketball. And the suspenseful fiction film Blind Alley, where two strangers go on what seems to be an aimless journey through the city.
Don’t forget to vote for your favorite film!
To Feather, To Wither | dir. Hanna Hovitie | Hungary, Belgium, Portugal |
Beyond the sea | dir. Anastasija Pirozenko | The Netherlands |
Don’t Hesitate to Come for a Visit, Mom | dir. Anna Artemyeva | Belgium, Hungary, Portugal, Russia |
Blind Alley | dir. Olga Koleva | Bulgaria |
Long Live Death | dir. Robo Mihály | Slovakia |
Q&A - 15 min.
After the films you can follow the Q&A with film makers Anastasija Pirozenko, Daniel Donato and Olga Koleva.