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  • A construction company has been unable to finish the residential complex “Venice” for already 7 years. Costumers every attempt to find the way out and complete the construction themselves ends with failure. The strange tragic-comic gatherings of the residents resemble the construction of the Tower of Babel, where everyone speaks a different language and people […]

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    Rusudan Chkonia

    In 2008 Rusudan Chkonia has founded an independent film/TV production company Nikê studio.

    Written, directed and produced by Rusudans’ feature debut KEEP SMILLING was screened at many film festivals around the world and received numerous awards. Including Cannes Cinema Grand Prix. The film was the Georgian submission for the Academy Awards in 2012

    In 2007 she was invited to participate in the Résidence du Festival to be a resident at Cinéfondation, programme of Cannes Film Festival. She was also participating twice at Berlinale Talent Campus.

    In 2003 – won prize for Best Director at Berlin Film Festival for her documentary CHILDREN WITHOUT A NAME.

    Samko Tále, slightly retarded local figure earns his living by collecting waste paper. His innate kidney disease has left him with lifetime disability: stunted in growth and maturation, he is mentally stuck at childhood-level and speaks a quirky language filled with invented, comic vocabulary. His limited logic and child-like perspective rob him off the ability […]

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    Tereza Oľhová

    Tereza originally enrolled for three years study of sociology at the Comenius University in Bratislava to later continue as a writer and graduated from the Film and Television Department at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia. In 2010 ‐ 2011 she attended Hoge School Sint Lucas Brussel as part of her studies.
    As a writer she has participated in a number of Slovak and Czech television and film projects including: tv series Z MESTA DO MESTA, PATRÓNI ĽUDSKOSTI, OLD TOWN TALES, DR.EMA, OCHRANCOVIA and ROK KOŇA; feature POMOCNÍCI by Saša Gojdičová and animation FIFI FATALE.

    Michal Kollar

    Graduated from VŠMU (The Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Bratislava) – Department of Film and Tv Editing and Comenius University – Management, Major in Human Resources.

    Michal has been active in commercial and tv production since the age of 18. He established the production house Sokol Kollár and co-founded the Czech production company Fog ‚N’ Desire Films. In 2007, Michal produced his first feature THE CATFISH SUMMER A year later, he was a minority co-producer on Viktor Tauš’ feature THE GREAT THAW which posted around 650,000 admissions in the Czech Republic and 55,000 in Slovak Republic. Michal then boarded young Slovak director Zuzana Liová’s feature debut THE HOUSE (project participated in 1st edition of ScripTeast and won K. Kieslowski ScripTeast Award) which became the first Slovak film to screen at the Berlinale for 20 years in 2011. It was very well reviewed both in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, where it was compared to films of such authors as Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, numerous local journalists regard “The House” as the beginning of the “new-Czechoslovak new wave”.

    Later on together with Viktor Tauš’ produced next feature CLOWNWISE and now is in post production of THE RED CAPTAIN which he also directs. The project RED CAPTAIN was developed within 6th edition of ScripTeast.

    It is sunny and hot summer in Argentina, 1953. Political storms and rushes are frightening the whole country, except one, priviliged bunch of people – Polish immigrants living in Argentina. Witold is just in between his forties and fifties, tired of life and diseases, polish writer. He is visiting his friend, Jan Jankowski, in his […]

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    Irek Grzyb

    Studied at Kiev Karpenko-Karyi University of Theatre, Movie & TV- faculty of theatre critic and at Kiev Taras Shevchenko National University – faculty of International journalism.

    She is a founder and for some time was an editor in chief and main author of Ukrainian magazine about theatre in Internet TEATRE.

    Her numerous shorts have been screened in countries across the world i.e. USA, India, Spain, France, Greece, Uzbekistan, Germany, Armenia etc. and awarded with numerous awards.

    Curator and cofounder of contemporary drama festival in Kiev WEEK OF NEW DRAMA (2011-2013)

    WHEN THE TREES ARE FALLING was awarded the Best Project of the OIFF 2014 Pitching contest for feature film project.

    DIANA (33) is an ophthalmologist who lives only with her son, NIKI (6). Her husband and Niki’s father, IVO, is a member of the country’s expedition to Antarctica. Diana and Niki have recently relocated to the capital, Sofia, where they have no friends or acquaintances. Niki starts attending preschool. He has a strong attachment to […]

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    Teodora Markova

    Teodora has graduated a master degree in TV advertising at St.Kliment Ohridski University, Sofia. She attended the 2009 seminar “Powerful stories in TV drama” – Writers’ Network, Budapest and the Fremantle Media`s “Screenwriting for long running drama series”. In 2010 Teodora attended the Professional course “Character`s arch and conflicts” with Josie Ward in London and “Story development and character goals” – Euroscript, London.

    She is the creator of four successful long-running prime time TV series in Bulgaria and was the head-writer of five. “FORBIDDEN LOVE” was the first successful TV series in Bulgaria since the fall of Communism. “UNDERCOVER” was sold by New Films International to more than 140 TV stations in China, UK, Germany, Turkey, USA and Latin America. It has won several awards in Bulgaria including “Golden Iris” and the Bulgarian Film Academy Award for TV series. The hit series “GLAS HOME” was sold in 13 countries.

    During his routine health’s check-up Roman (80 years old) learns his days are numbered. He sadly realises that he doesn’t have any relatives to take care of his funeral. Faithful to the stoic philosophers he peacefully undertakes his own burial’s arrangements. Disappointed with the quality of the state’s organised ceremony he decides to approach his […]

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    Paweł Wendorff

    Graduated from VŠMU (The Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Bratislava) – Department of Film and Tv Editing and Comenius University – Management, Major in Human Resources.

    Michal has been active in commercial and tv production since the age of 18. He established the production house Sokol Kollár and co-founded the Czech production company Fog ‚N’ Desire Films. In 2007, Michal produced his first feature THE CATFISH SUMMER A year later, he was a minority co-producer on Viktor Tauš’ feature THE GREAT THAW which posted around 650,000 admissions in the Czech Republic and 55,000 in Slovak Republic. Michal then boarded young Slovak director Zuzana Liová’s feature debut THE HOUSE (project participated in 1st edition of ScripTeast and won K. Kieslowski ScripTeast Award) which became the first Slovak film to screen at the Berlinale for 20 years in 2011. It was very well reviewed both in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, where it was compared to films of such authors as Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, numerous local journalists regard “The House” as the beginning of the “new-Czechoslovak new wave”.

    Later on together with Viktor Tauš’ produced next feature CLOWNWISE and now is in post production of THE RED CAPTAIN which he also directs. The project RED CAPTAIN was developed within 6th edition of ScripTeast.

    Karolina Lech

    Author of POSTMAN’S SECON WIFE – the script participated in Script Pro competition organized by Wajda Film School and Off Plus Camera Film Festival.

    She worked as a collaborative screenwriter on ODD ONE OUT.
    From 2005 she has an individual lawyer’s practice specializing in criminal, family, copyright law and protection of personal rights.

    Lambrecht is an art dealer of a special kind. He buys the rarest of art objects, only to sell them for a much higher price to those who desire to personally destroy them. Driving an antique 2015 Porsche Panamera, unhappily married and happily pursuing a long chain of paid love, he is a spoiled man […]

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    Jan Hryniak

    A graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology (Faculty of Architecture) and the Film School in Łódź. He completed his studies at the Film School with a debut feature film PRZYSTAŃ (MARINA), awarded at the Koszalin Debut Film Festival „Youth and Film”, as well as at the Film Review Prowincjonalia in Słupca.

    He has also directed a crime comedy TRICK awarded for Best Music at the Film Festival in Gdynia 2010. The movie was also highly appreciated abroad, where it received, among others, the prize for Best Film at the International Film Festival of Tamil Nadu 2010 in India and the Best Actor Award for Piotr Adamczyk at 19th International Festival Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival in China.

    In 2015 his TV series TIME OF HONOUR. THE WARSAW UPRISING received the Eagle – Polish Film Award for Best Feature Series. Currently he is directing a feature film about Tadeusz Kantor, famous Polish stage director, painter, set designer and writer.

    After years of absence from her home country, Eva Goran, a London-based investigator working for a private intelligence firm, has to go back to Romania to dig into a multibillion euros deal that involves a goldmine, a Russian oligarch and a powerful local tycoon. Apparently, the deal would give the Russian oligarch full control over […]

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    Adina Sadeanu

    Graduated from Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, USA and Me-dill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA. She completed training courses with Industrial Scripts and The Script Factory (London).

    An award-winning journalist with ten years of experience in Romania, the USA and the UK. A theatre and film producer, as well as an entrepreneur.

    In 2011 Adina set up Axis Media Production an independent, production company offering mul-ti-media content for small and large companies alike and Axis Productions Association – the NGO branch of the company, involved in developing and promoting theatre and film produc-tions. She produced the theater play THE YALTA GAME by Brian Friel and a musical HARCA IS BACK by Matei Milo. Adina wrote also a short film CLANDESTINE which won 1st prize at ‘VSLO short film and photography festival’ in 2014.

    Currently – apart from working on GOLDEN ASHES – writing and producing SILENT
    THREATS a documentary film about cyber security in the age of hackers.

    Pretending to be blind, fifty-years-old Jonas participates in TV Dance Show. It doesn’t take long, he gets famous and the blind act comes to be a daily ritual of his. During this time a man called Vytas is set free from prison, who has killed his wife Marija a decade ago, after finding out she […]

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    Kristupas Sabolius

    Graduated from Vilnius University Bachelor of Arts in Classical Philology,
    M.A. in Classical Philology, and PhD in Philosophy.

    Speaks a number of different languages including English, Russian, Italian, Ancient Greek and Latin. Kristupas is an author of numerous essays, reviews, and articles in various cultural magazines and papers and a novel BAD BOOK. Consultant, dramatist and writer at Oskaras Korš unovas‘ Theatre. Co-writer of THE GAMBLER.

    Since 2006 he has been working as a theatre journalist at LTV2 (LRT Kultura).

    Ignas Jonynas

    Studied Theatre and TV directing studies at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA). Has been working in film & theatre since 1993.

    In 2003 wrote and directed SUNDAY AS IT IS – 40 minutes feature which was screened at a number of film festivals. His short THE DANCING WORM won the Audience Award at the Circuitto off Venice International Short Film Festival in 2007 and the Best Photography Award at Luciana Film Festival.

    The first feature full-length film of Ignas as a writer and director THE GAMBLER won the Special Jury Award at the 29th Warsaw Film Festival in 2013.

    He directed numerous plays at the theatres.

    Kris Rogowski is 40 years old, still at University and has just parted ways with his long-time girlfriend. His relationship with his mother Katarzyna is a loving one, albeit a relationship with a strong undercurrent of unstated needs and regret. Everything in Kris’ life changes the moment his mother dies. Her will obliges him to […]

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    Kirsten Peters

    Studied film at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany and at Emory University, Atlanta, GA (Bachelor of Arts and History). Kirsten worked on features, shorts and TV movies as a director and writer. Her most known titles include DIE SAMSAS (2000), ÜBER WASSER (First Steps Award for a feature film under 60 minutes) (2001) and DIE WESTENTASCHENVENUS (2002). Co-writer of LIEBE UND ANDERE UNFÄLLE awarded with Audience Award at Funf Seen Film Festival in 2013. She has also an experience as a film editor.

    Greg Zglinski

    Studied film the Directing Department at the National Academy for Film, Television and Theatre in Lodz, Poland. Former student of Krzysztof Kieslowski. Since 1983 works as screenwriter, director, cinematographer, producer, film editor and composer of film music. Guitarist and bassist with the “Incognito”, “Far Beyond” and “Downunder” rock groups. In 2005 Awarded Swiss Film Prize, Best Documentary for TOUT UN HIVER SANS FEU. The film was also awarded with SIGNIS Award and CinemAvvenire Award at Venice Film Festival in 2004.

    His first feature WYMYK was awarded with the best debut at Gdynia Film Festival and Ecumenical Jury Award at Warsaw Film Festival in 2011. It was also nominated to Polish Film Award Eagles for the Best Script.

    The Gods black sense of humor appears at its best in the exact moment that human beings start believing that they are in control of their own destiny. A Bulgarian man and a Japanese woman, who have met during their immigrant, live in Canada dream to start a family and to have a child. For […]

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    Dimitar Stoyanovich

    Dimiter graduated from the German Language School in Sofia and from the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” majoring in History.

    He has written history related TV shows and he is the scriptwriter of numerous documentaries and feature-films. He has written many articles for popular Bulgarian magazines and he is currently the editor of the Bulgarian L’Europe magazine. He is the scriptwriter of “A Picture With Yuki” – a story based on the book‚ East of the West, by the acclaimed author Miroslav Penkov. The feature film will be directed by Luchezar Avramov.

    Lachezar Avramov

    Lachezar graduated from the 127 SU “Ivan Denkoglu” and from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, in Sofia, majoring in Film and TV Directing. His professor was Vladislav Ikonomov. Lachezar has written, directed and produced history related film productions and TV shows.

    From 2005 to 2013, Lachezar was the executive producer of many documentaries, TV shows and feature films. He directed numerous commercials for brands such as Alcatel, Happy and M-telecom. He also executive produced and directed music videos of well-known Bulgarian artists.

    In a small Eastern town near Kharkiv nowadays 5-years old naughty curious Vitka spent Summer in her grandmother’s house. Her older cousin 16-years old Larysa look after Vitka with her boyfriend young criminal “The Scar”. Vitka loves Larysa unconditionally, and takes them three with The Scar as for the family. Larisa’s relationship with her grandmother […]

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    Marysia Nikitiuk

    Studied at Kiev Karpenko-Karyi University of Theatre, Movie & TV- faculty of theatre critic and at Kiev Taras Shevchenko National University – faculty of International journalism.

    She is a founder and for some time was an editor in chief and main author of Ukrainian magazine about theatre in Internet TEATRE.

    Her numerous shorts have been screened in countries across the world i.e. USA, India, Spain, France, Greece, Uzbekistan, Germany, Armenia etc. and awarded with numerous awards.

    Curator and cofounder of contemporary drama festival in Kiev WEEK OF NEW DRAMA (2011-2013)

    WHEN THE TREES ARE FALLING was awarded the Best Project of the OIFF 2014 Pitching contest for feature film project.