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Original title Rudý kapitán, Červený kapitán
Year of production 2016
Country Czech Republic
Scriptwriter Michal Kollar, Anna Fifikova
Director Michal Kollar
ScripTeast Edition VI
Creative Advisors Brian Ward Gabriele Brunnemeyer
Head of Studies Christian Routh
K Kieslowski ScripTeast Award/Special mention -
Producers/co-producers/ funding / Fog’n’Desire Films, Sokol Kollár, Czech Television, Mental Disorder 4, S Pro Alfa Film, Barrandov Studios, Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Sales agent -
Distributor A-Company Czech, Forum Film, Kino Świat
Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTs7qU4GbUo
Poster http://www.fogndesirefilms.com/red-captain/
Festivals/ awards/ cinema results Opening record in Slovakia and TOP20 of the Slovak box office
Synopsis Summer 1992, three years after the fall of the Berlin wall; six months before the split of Czechoslovakia. Young homicide detective Richard Krauz, desperate to distinguish himself from the police officers of the former communist regime, receives a new case - a corpse with a nail driven through its skull that came up during grounds keeping at an old cemetery.
Full Credits http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3975072/
Link to the project – archive
1992. Three years after the fall of the Berlin wall; six months before the split of Czechoslovakia. In spite of all warnings, Richard Krauz, a young homicide detective, sets on investigating a convoluted case that involves members of Catholic clerical elite as well as high-ranked agents of the former secret service.
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Original title Masaryk
Year of production 2016
Country Czech Republic
Scriptwriter Petr Kolecko, Julius Sevcík, Alex Königsmark
Director Julius Sevcík
ScripTeast Edition IX
Creative Advisors Sandy Lieberson, David Aukin
Head od Studies Tom Abrams
K Kieslowski ScripTeast Award/Special mention -
Producers/co-producers/ funding / In Film Praha, Czech Television, Radio and Television Slovakia, ZDF/Arte, MagicLab The Czech Republic State Fund for Support and Development of Cinematography
Sales agent Beta Cinema
Distributor Bioscop, Garfield Film
Trailer critic.de - Trailer (Flash/MP4) (Czech) moviepilot.de - Trailer (Flash)
Poster http://www.bioscop.cz/_web/film/masaryk
Festivals/ awards/ cinema results · Czech Lion Awards 2017: Best Film - Julius Ševčík, Rudolf Biermann, Best Screenplay - Petr Kolečko, Julius Ševčík, Alex Koenigsmark, Best Director - Julius Ševčík, Best Sound - Pavel Rejholec, Viktor Ekrt, Best Film Editing - Marek Opatrný, Best Cinematography - Martin Štrba, Best Stage Design - Milan Býček, Best Costume Design - Katarina Bieliková, Best Actor in Leading Role - Karel Roden, Best Makeup and Hairstyling - Lukáš Král, Best Music - Michał Lorenc, Kryštof Marek, Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Oldřich Kaiser · Premiered at Berlinale 2017 – Berlinale Special · Sun in a Net Awards, Slovakia 2016: Best Editing, Best Make-up, Best Stage Design, Best Costumes, Best Actor in Supporting Role, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Sound
Synopsis Story of a madman who tried to prevent World War II. Winter 1939. Flamboyant Czech diplomat Jan Masaryk has fled to America to escape his recent past. Germany has invaded Czechoslovakia and Masaryk is now a man without a nation. In America, he tries to forget the personal and political betrayals he and his country have suffered – but these events shadow his every step. Having served as the Czechoslovak ambassador in London, Masaryk had failed to win the support of the British and could not avert the ruination of his country. With the help of Dr. Stein, a German immigrant and psychiatrist, and the beautiful writer Marcia Davenport, Masaryk tries to overcome his demons and relives the dramatic events leading up to the outbreak of the Second World War.
Full Credits http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5050904/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Link to the project – archive http://scripteast.pl/masaryk/
    It is 1939. Flamboyant Czech diplomat Jan Masaryk flees to America following the German invasion of Czechoslovakia. His nerves are shattered and he buries himself in a mental hospital, struggling with the will to survive. Under the care of Dr. Stein, a psychiatrist and German emigré, Masaryk re-lives the diplomatic battles leading to the outbreak of the second World War and tries to overcome his enemies - inside and out. Winter 1939. Jan Masaryk, the former Czechoslovak ambassador in London, is taken to a sanatorium in New Jersey after being arrested for breaking into a stranger's house in an unstable state of mind. This is not his first visit to the sanatorium: as a young manhe had been diagnosed here with a mild form of schizophrenia. This time, though, the wound is emotional: he is suffering from the betrayal of his country and himself by the governments of Britain and France. Dark thoughts and memories of the recent past dog Masaryk's at every step. What’s more, he is plagued by the knowledge that he failed as a diplomat and brought shame to his father's legacy, the founder and first president of the independent Czechoslovakia. With the help of therapy sessions with psychiatrist Dr. Stein and a developing relationship with beautiful American writer, Marcia Davenport, Masaryk wrestles with the demons of his past. These events come to life in the film’s retrospective storyline. In 1937, following the annexation of Austria, Hitler steps up his territorial demands on Czechoslovakia. These demands are intended to provoke a pan-European military conflict.During 1938, Masaryk holds sensitive talks with the key political actors of the day to prevent a German invasion. His counterparts include Lord Halifax, Georges Bonnet and Neville Chamberlain. Despite his best efforts, his diplomatic work comes to nothing. With a view to conserving peace in Europe, the European powers sign the Munich Agreement, sacrificing the free Czechoslovakia on the altar of appeasement. Left standing alone against the might of Germany, the president of Czechoslovakia and Masarykhave to decide whether to lead the nation into a hopeless war or submit to the Munich diktat. In the end, pragmatic PresidentBenes opts to capitulate. Masaryk opposes this decision and falls out badly with him. While Benes goes into exile in England, Masaryk tries to escape his conscience by going to the USA, where he ends up in Dr. Stein’s sanatorium. Not until 1940, when war engulfs the whole of Europe, does Masaryk’s state of mind start to improve. Stein, now as much a friend as a doctor, persuades Masaryk to accept President Benes’s offer to be the minister of foreign affairs in the Czechoslovak government in exile. This means, however, that Masaryk will have to return to London, a city he has come to hate. After a final confrontation with Benes and with the support of Marcia, Masaryk finally finds the strength to return to Europe and fight on for the independence of Czechoslovakia.
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When the Trees Fall is Ukrainian filmmaker Marysya Nikitiuk‘s debut feature. The script was developed at the 10th edition of ScripTeast with support from her Creative Advisors: Mark Peploe and Martin Stellman, and Christian Routh as Head of Studies.   In Cannes, 2016, the Artistic Board members, comprising Sandy Lieberson, Simon Perry, Manfred Schmidt, Antonio Saura, Dariusz Jablonski and ScripTeast’s joint Heads of Studies: Tom Abrams and Christian Routh, decided that the Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award for the Best East European Script should go to When the Trees Fall.  In their citation, the board announced: “The Award goes to a script that is unusually rich in cinematic potential. It presents an intoxicating array of characters and narratives, woven together to create an extraordinary world that is at once terrifying, magical, sensual and hilarious, but never less than authentic. The writer’s imagination sparkles on the page, and we are all excited to see how this vision can be realized for the screen”   The film is produced by Directory Films (Ukraine), in co-production with Message Film (Poland), Focus In (Macedonia), Solar Media Entertainment (Ukraine), with the support of the Ukrainian State Film Agency, the Polish Film Institute and the Macedonian Film Fund. Latido Films (Spain) is handling international distribution.       Ága (previously titled Nanook) is the second feature by Milko Lazarov, from Bulgaria. The script was written by Milko Lazarov and Simeon Ventsislavov, and developed within the 9th edition of ScripTeast.  The screenwriters were supported by David Aukin and Jens Dahl as Creative Advisers, and Tom Abrams as Head of Studies. The project received the Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award for the Best East European Script at Cannes in 2015.       ScripTeast’s Artistic Board felt that this is a script where the cinematic qualities immediately become apparent, as the images jump off the page throughout, creating powerful visual sequences. Set in an austere and exotic landscape, the narrative examines themes about the clash between the old and the new, and family dynamics, in a culture that is facing extinction as the modern world encroaches on it.   The film is a Bulgaria/ Germany/ France co-production. It is produced by Red Carpet – Veselka Kiryakova, and coproduced by 42film, Arizona Productions, BNT, ZDF/ARTE, with financial support from the Bulgarian National Film Center, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée and the Institut Français.     ScripTeast was created by Polish director and producer Dariusz Jablonski, in collaboration with his closest associates, producers: Violetta Kaminska and Izabela Wojcik. Besides their wide international production activities through their companies Apple Film and Message Film, they jointly created the Independent Film Foundation, which promotes the creators of challenging new films in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe.   ScripTeast is organized by the Independent Film Foundation co-funded by Creative Europe - MEDIA Sub-Programme of the EU, the Polish Film Institute, and Apple Film Production, in co-operation with the European Film Academy, the Producers Network, the European Producers Club, ACE – Atelier du Cinema Européen, and Film New Europe.
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Niezależna Fundacja Filmowa pracuje nad projektem VODKIN.PL.
Zakup sprzętu i oprogramowania został dofinansowany ze środków Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego.