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Original title THE PAINTED BIRD
Year of production 2019
Country Czech Republic
Scriptwriter Václav Marhoul
Director Václav Marhoul
ScripTeast Edition VII.
Creative Advisors Tom Abrams, Michael Schiffer
Head of Studies Tom Abrams
K Kieslowski ScripTeast Award/Special mention Special mention (Cannes 2013)
Producers/co-producers/ funding / Silver Screen / Czech Republic Česká televize / Czech Republic Eduard & Milada Kucera / Czech Republic Directory Films / Ukraine Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska / Slovakia Certicon Group / Czech Republic innogy / Czech Republic PubRes / Slovakia Richard Kaucký / Czech Republic
Sales agent
Festivals/ awards/ cinema results
Synopsis A harrowing story that follows the wanderings of a boy abandoned by his parents during World War II.  The Painted Bird is a dark masterpiece that examines the proximity of terror and savagery to innocence and love. Screenplay is based on the first, and the most famous, novel by one of the most important and original writers of last century – Jerzy Kosiński. ----------------------------- A little boy is sent by his parents to live with a foster mother in a village somewhere in Eastern Europe in an attempt to save him from the mass extermination of the Jews. The foster mother unexpectedly dies, however, and the little boy is forced to make his way all alone in an unfriendly world where only local rules, prejudice and superstition prevail. His attempts to survive after the war are replaced by a different kind of struggle. A struggle with himself, a struggle for his soul, for his future...    
Full Credits https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1667354/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Link to the project – archive the-painted-bird.com
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Title The Day of Chocolate
Original title Dzień Czekolady
Year of production 2018
Country Poland
Scriptwriter Jacek Piotr Bławut, Anna Onichimowska
Director Jacek Piotr Bławut
ScripTeast Edition 2010 / IV
Creative Advisors Udayan Prasad
Head of Studies Tom Abrams
K Kieslowski ScripTeast Award/Special mention Award for the Best Eastern and Central European Script
Producers/co-producers/ funding / Aura Films, DI Factory, Kijora, Studio Filmowe Rabarbar, Fonograf, Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych, 3DE, Instytucja Filmowa Silesia-Film, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Śląski Fundusz Filmowy
Sales agent none
Distributor Mówi Serwis – Dystrybucja (Poland)
Trailer https://vimeo.com/301815249
Festivals/ awards/ cinema results 36. International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino in Poznań – Teachers’ Award; 22. FIFEM – Montreal International Children’s Film Festival – Innovation Prize by the Professional Jury
Synopsis Dawid watches a new neighbour move to a house next door. The girl is wearing a Hawaiian hula skirt. Most probably, he also learns why Monika’s grandma has gone away to Hawaii. Most probably, he’s going to tell her that his sister is a cat now. For sure, the boy and the girl will be brought closer together by their strength in order to save their memories about the loved ones who departed this life. The mad Time Hopper will help them cross the gate in an old clock that leads to a place where time rules are completely different.
Full Credits https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8389528/
Link to the project – archive  
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Vassil is a documentary film director, close to his 40s, who has not achieved the success he dreams of. He puts all his energy into a long-term project - a film about the broken relationship between Avtonom, a monk, and his mother,  Lisa. Meanwhile Vassil's wife, Maria, and their 14-year-old daughter, Lily, both take second place to the film he is making. Vassil is not happy with the the final version of the film when he suddenly learns that Lisa will have to undergo a risky surgery. Vassil offers her to bring her son for a visit, so that they both could forgive to each other. Despite her being not so keen on the idea, Vassil goes to the Monastery where he finds out that the monk experiences an emotional breakdown and has been brought to a psychiatry. Vassil finds him there and convinces him to come and donate blood for his mother's surgery. He signs some documents to declare responsibility for Avtonom and gives him shelter at his own place, where the monk witnesses the anxious relationships in the director’s family. At the hospital, while Lisa is undergoing the surgery, Avtonom confesses to Vassil the reason for his emotional breakdown. Vassil faces a dilemma - to help his characters, or to keep filming them. CAST Vasil - Hristo Petrov Maria (Vasil's wife) - Miroslava Gogovska Lili (Vasil's daughter) - Yana Draganova monk Avtonom - Atanas Bachorski (non-professional actor) Gogo- Detelin Benchev (non-professional actor) Vasil's father - Zdravko Dragnev (non-professional actor) Vasil's mother - Maria Statulova Vasil's grandfather - Boris Lukanov   MAIN CREW: DoP: Vesselin Hristov PD: Vanina Geneva Sound: Ivan Andreev Costume designer: Elena Stoyanova Editor: Eugen Kelemen (Romania)   Waterfall CEO is co-production  between Bulgaria (Cineaste Maudit Production – Svetoslav Draganov and Katya Trichkova) and Romania (Parada film - Calin Peter Netzer and Oana Iancu). The film is supported by Bulgarian National Film Center and Romanian CNC, in co-production with Contrast films (Bulgaria) and Digital Cube (Romania). Shooting mainly in Sofia and nearby will end 10 May 2019 Svetoslav Draganov was developing WATERFALL CEO within XI edition of ScripTeast.
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The organizers would like to thank all the writers for their interest in ScripTeast and congratulate authors of 11 projects from 9 countries selected to 13 edition of the program.   CHEMISTRY Adina Dulcu (Romania) FLIGHT OF BLACK SWALLOWS Rusudan Pirveli (Georgia) Givi Odisharia (Georgia) FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE Ivan Marinović (Montenegro) M Vardan Tozija (Macedonia) Darijan Pejovski (Macedonia) MOTHER Zornitsa Sophia  Popgantcheva  (Bulgaria) Miglena Dimova-Kumitsky (Bulgaria) NIGHTSIREN Barbora Námerová (Slovakia) Tereza Nvotová (Slovakia) SPINNERS Reinis Ubelis (Latvia) Ivars Tontegode (Latvia) STILLBORN Olga Chajdas (Poland) Lena Góra (Poland) THE LAST DAD Michał Walczak (Poland) Marija Wojtyszko (Poland) THE LIBEL Diana Groó (Hungary) THE SIBYL Zuzanna Solakiewicz (Poland)   We look forward welcoming you to Poland this Sunday.
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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.