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Successful projects

THE SOUND IS INNOCENT
dir. Johana Ožvold, prod. Kristýna Michálek Květová (Cinémotif Films)
CZ, FR, SK, 2019
When does sound become music? THE SOUND IS INNOCENT invites you on an audiovisual journey into a dreamlike space that explores the meaning, function and significance of the world of electronic and experimental sound. Across five distinct chapters, the film guides us through an oscillating maze of creative figures and moments that’s as bracingly original as the pioneering music it so passionately documents.

∗ Visions du Réel 2019
∗ DOK.fest München 2019
∗ Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019
∗ Ji.hlava IDFF 2019
∗ SoundTrack_Cologne 2019 - SEE THE SOUND / Music Documentary Award: Special Mention

OVER THE LIMIT
dir. Marta Prus, prod. Maciej Kubicki, Anna Kepinska
PL, DE, FI, 2017
Over the Limit shows how the successful Russian system for training athletes transgresses boundaries. Elite rhythmic gymnast Rita Mamun has reached a crucial moment in her career. She’s soon to retire, but has one final goal set out for her: winning Olympic gold. A nail-biting behind-the-scenes drama about the intense physical and mental labor put into a sport that thrives on its beautiful aesthetics.



∗ IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentaries, the Netherlands (2017) - world premiere
∗ ZagrebDox, Croatia (2018) - Little Stamp Award
∗ Krakow Film Festival, Poland (2018) - Silver Horn for the best feature film in the International Documentary Film Competition and the Silver Hobby-Horse for the director of the best documentary film in the National Competition
∗ Luxembourg City Film Festival (2018) - Best Documentary Award + Special Mention
∗ Other festival screenings include: Hot Docs (2018), Toronto, Canada;
Visions du Réel (2018), Nyon, Switzerland, One World IHRDFF (2018), Prague, CZ; Berlinale, Germany (2018) - European Film Market

PLANET PETRILA
dir. Andrei Dăscălescu, prod. Anamaria Antoci
RO, 2016
In Petrila, a coal mining town in Transylvania (Romania), an ex-miner turned artist and activist uses art and absurdism to stop local authorities from demolishing the historic buildings of the oldest coal mine in the country after its' closure in 2015, at EU's recommendation. His quest is not only to preserve the history and the identity of his hometown, but also to find new ways of keeping the community from irreversibly falling apart.



∗ Transilvania International Film Festival, Cluj Napoca, Romania (2017) - Romanian Days Competition - Audience Award
∗ Pelicam International Film Festival, Tulcea, Romania (2017) - Black Sea Docs Competition - Best Film Award
∗ Apricot Tree International Ethnographic Film Festival, Yerevan, Armenia (2017) - Special Jury Prize
∗ Urban Eye Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania (2017) - Jury’s Special Mention
∗ Premiul Gapo Award, Romania (2018)

COME BACK FREE
dir. Ksenia Okhapkina, prod. Riho Västrik
EE, 2016
A poetic documentary about life in a war‑torn Chechen village, with the cemetery as its symbolic focal point. The village lives and breathes in unison. The Chechen gravediggers are always busy. Death is an everyday visitor. It does not even matter that yet another war has ended. The people live stuck in a circle of vengeance. They also gather into circles to chant prayers to God.
∗ IDFA, the Netherlands (2017) -  Special Jury Award for Mid-Length Documentary
∗ Kazan International Festival of Muslim Cinema (2017) - Special prize of the Russian Guild of Cinema Critics
∗ XXVIII Open Documentary Festival "РОССИЯ" (2017) - Prize for the best full length film and Prize for the Cinematography
∗ EFTA National Film and TV Award (Estonia, 2017)

RABBIT A LA BERLIN
dir. Bartek Konopka
PL, DE, 2009
The untold story about wild rabbits which lived between the Berlin Walls. For 28 years Death Zone was their safe home. Full of grass, no predators, guards protecting them from human disturbance. They were closed but safe and happy. Their population quickly grew up to thousands. Guards started to remove them. But rabbits survived and stayed there.
∗ Academy Award nominee in mid-length category (2010)
∗ HOT DOCS, Canada (2009) - The best mid-length film
∗ Ji.hlava IDFF, Czech Republic (2009) - The best mid-length film
∗ Krakow Film Festival, Poland (2009) - The best mid-length film
∗ Hamptons IFF, USA (2009) - The best film

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