ScripTeast 14 headed for Berlinale
The screenwriters of 11 projects, participants of the 14th edition, are headed to the Berlinale International Film Festival for the second session of ScripTeast’s XIV – a series of meetings with producers, sales agents, distributors, and 1-on-1 script consultations. And, of course, a cocktail or two.
XIV edition projects:
DYAD / YANA TITOVA / BULGARIA
Smart, angry, self-reliant Dida will stop at nothing on the way to her one tangible goal that justifies all moral compromises – to buy a plane ticket, so she can join her estranged mother in the USA.
FURIOUS BEAUTY / ELIŠKA KOVÁŘÍKOVÁ, ŠTĚPÁN ALTRICHTER / CZECH REPUBLIC
Five females – all named Eliška and part of the same family – gather together during a small-town Czech Catholic festivity to search for happiness, as little magical things start happening in the town.
JIMMY L. / PAVO MARINKOVIĆ / CROATIA
An African-American boxing champion goes to Europe to regain his pride, but when the Nazis take over, he struggles to keep his honor.
LOVABLE / STANISLAVS TOKALOVS, WALDEMAR KALINOVSKI / LATVIA
Matiss (25) has it all figured out – a well-balanced life with the widowed Agate (43) and her little daughter Stasija (7), a well-paid job as a housing repossession manager and a well-managed fling on the side. He has the wits, has the charm, yet he’s unattached, keeping his options open for greater success surely coming his way soon enough.
BROTHER / MACIEJ SOBIESZCZAŃSKI, GRZEGORZ PUDA / POLAND
The love between two brothers comes under strain when a new man appears in their mother’s life.
TREMBLING GIANT / JACEK PIOTR BŁAWUT / POLAND
After the trees have decided to leave our planet, the world is on the brink of extinction. In order to save the last forest on Earth, teenage Helena must be ready for the greatest sacrifice.
ORUNIA 4EVER / ELŻBIETA BENKOWSKA / POLAND
In the reborn Poland, two young guys set up Poland’s first independent television, bringing the local community together but breaking up their friendship.
THE COLONEL AND THE DERVISH / VLASTIMIR SUDAR / SERBIA
While political dogma clashes with the long-established religions in post-War Serbia, a secret agent’s loyalty to the state is tested when she confronts her old, war-time lover, who is now a devout Muslim dervish.
THE LOST SON / DARKO ŠTANTE / SLOVENIA
Meeting again after a decade, two brothers have to face the consequences of violence in their childhood.
THE SON OF THE CIGAN / GERGELY FONYO / HUNGARY
Can a child beat prejudice, or will prejudice beat the child? A gifted, gay Romani boy’s struggle for education in the segregated school system of small-town Hungary.
WINDLESS / TEODORA MARKOVA, PAVEL G. VESNAKOV, GEORGI IVANOV, NEVENA KERTOVA / BULGARIA
In a small town flooded with corruption, a kite artisan decides to teach his son integrity and to stop the construction of a casino. In the conflict that arouses, he betrays his principles and loses the respect of his son.