The five selected short documentary film projects in the rough cut stage will be presented during the Short Pitch Program on May 14, 2023, at Millennium Docs Against Gravity in Warsaw in Poland. It will be followed by the individual meetings between participants and the decision makers - sales agents, distributors, and festival and TV representatives. Pitching programme will be moderated by Emilia Mazik.
The selected short documentary film projects are:
Dir. Ana Maria Vijdea
Prod. Elena Martin (FILMWAYS)
Romania, Portugal, Hungary, Belgium
Blue is a glimpse into the dynamic between a mother and her sons, which, in the words of one of them, is as fickle as the the sea weather.
Blank Page Syndrome
Dir. Janis Abele, Toms Skele
Prod. Janis Abele (Chaland Films)
The graphical printing process of a book in typography house is accompanied by a writer’s voice over essay about the angst of the creative process and the blank page syndrome.
The Mud Princess
Dir. Dea Tcholokava
Prod. Irina Gelashvili (RADIUM FILMS)
5-year-old Tako, dressed in pink, spends her summers in the gray old mud healing center in Georgia and waits for her grandmother to make time for her, to share love and care.
Children Will Forget
Dir. & prod. Marta Smerechynska
Ukraine, Portugal, Hungary, Belgium
Under the rays of the Lisbon sun, displaced 4/5-year-old Ukrainians in their games build homes, relationships and reflect on what their parents are worried about in the temporary homes.
The Wind Blows Where It Pleases
Dir. & prod. Andreea Udrea (DocNomads)
Hungary, Belgium, Portugal, Romania
How to love God when church forbids you to love?
The aim of the Short Pitch Program is to promote and support documentary cinema from the Central and Eastern Europe region and provide a networking platform for filmmakers, producers and sales agents, distributors, festival and TV representatives incuding Wilhelm Faber, Mathieu Janssen , Adam Slesicki, Alexandra Gramatke, Joanna Baranowska, Andy Norton, Qila Gill, Veton Nurkollari, Jaie Laplante, Rodrigo Pedro and Anna Gavlita. The pitching itself will be preceded by a short intensive training on how to pitch and followed by one on one meetings.