Jury Comment: A successful amalgam of drama and humor, with an emotional approach, and a story full of unexpected dramatic twists in function of the main character.
Jury Comment: An allegory of hope in a world that is under increasing threat of ecological collapse, which achieves maximum dramatic effect with traditional methods.
Jury Comment: For a simply authentic narrative and artistic approach, saturated atmosphere, striking characters, and emotional communication with the audience.
Jury Comment: An excellent dramatic background for a nuanced construction of an eccentric and witty character whose humanity exceeds even the harshest systemic norms.
Jury Comment: An emotional performance that points to the extraordinary acting abilities of the young talent.
Jury Comment: An interpretation that through subtle nuances captures the humanity of the main character, as an emotional engine of the film.
Jury Comment: A masterful directorial approach that turns an anecdotal story into a credible, dramatically tense and extremely emotional thriller.
Jury Comment: For an immediate and extremely unpretentious artistic approach, in which the camera is in full function of the characters.
Jury Comment: For an inventive and daring documentary approach, which demonstrates an extraordinary ability to cope with unpredictable dramatic situations in which the camera is usually turned off.
Josh, a 6 y.o. kid living with his mother and sister, discovers that for each tooth lost he receives five dollars. He makes a quick calculation and understands that an entire bike is sitting in his mouth.
On a street corner a mysterious conversation among three young men at a street stalls. Meanwhile a traffic accident on a motorbike. The night brings together a sketch, a multicolor frame of reality.
Patriarchal masculinity seems to catch its last breath in the sun. A story about a cold relationship between a father and his son. Their bond, plagued by indifference, disintegrates completely.
The Van finally stops, the doors open and the Son comes out alive. A few more fights and he will be able to pay his way out of Albania, and hopefully, take his Father with him.
Seventeen year old Irish immigrant Kat struggles to adjust to her new life in the UK.
Renaud is 85 years old and lives in Paris with his trusty wheelchair-caregiver. He is a loner, creature of habit, peacefully blocked for years on the top floor of a Montmartre building. But what if a new woman, moving into the apartment across the street, suddenly messes up his routine? What if both start feeling an uncontrollable desire to no longer live in solitude?
A principal and teacher conspire to protect their students from an invisible predator lurking inside their school. Based on a true story.
A tender story about finding love even amid utter decay.
On a family trip to observe the shooting stars, Chloé, a withdrawn teenager, discovers a dazzling attraction for her mother’s new boyfriend.
Cesare, a tourist who has just arrived in the village, encounters Leonardo, a shepherd’s son. Cesare takes Leonardo under his wing and attempts to initiate him into his strategic world of seducing women.
The polarization of Brazilian society is brought into painfully sharp focus in a single long shot, during which a street interview descends into a heated exchange with passersby. Are we still listening to each other?
Mti (29), an haitian inmigrant, after years of saving money during his stay in Chile decides to return with his wife and daughter in Haiti. However, his plans will be truncated by the unexpected theft of his money.
A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.
While Germany sits as one of the major democratic models, an ex-prisoner of the Stasi delivers from his former cell a frightening testimony that questions the sustainability of our contemporary democracies.
Film about encountering the unknown and the relationship between imagination and reality. Built on interviews with exiled North Koreans, who describe what they imagined the outside world to be like, based on their experiences of watching smuggled western fiction films. Alternating documentary footage and visual effects, the film raises the question of how reality is defined and what we wish to believe in. The Fantastic reverses the set-up where westerners are peeping in on the everyday life of the closed-off state. In this film, it is the North Koreans who direct their curiosity at the outside world.
Life is going on in Dakhla, one of the Sahrawi refugee camps in southern Algeria, forgotten for 45 years. The celebration of a film festival, the Fisahara, breaks the monotony. The event ends, life (and oblivion) continues.
Bea has been afraid of water ever since her little brother was taken by the flood. Her father, Karl Klingert, has completely devoted himself to creating the world’s first atmospheric diving suit. Soon, the suit will be presented to the public for the first time. If it goes well, Klingert will win a grant and move with his family to England. Bea thinks her brother is playing hide-andseek and so will never find them if they leave. She believes the diving suit is a monster that has possessed her father. With the help of a new friend – Peter, a young scamp from the riverside – Bea tries to destroy the monster before her family leaves the city of Wrocław forever.
Anna, a middle-aged single mother, lives in a small industrial town in war-torn Eastern Ukraine. She works in a meat processing plant, lives in a rundown apartment and dreams for a better life for herself and her 16-year-old daughter. Desperate for a change, she is lured by a radio advertisement to attend a party organized for foreign men who are touring the country, searching for love. Despite not having been out for years she decides to take part in the event. At the party, Anna is confronted with the realities of old age, with the American men's real intentions, and by her underaged daughter who is also attending the event. Both mother and daughter realize the absurdity and indignity of the situation and abandon their dream for a better life.
When a kind-hearted prison officer (Oscar Isaac) is transferred to the letter room, he soon gets involved in an inmate's personal affairs...
After an unsuccessful attempt to renew his car registration, Dejan falls in a bureaucratic trap that tests his determination to be a responsible father.
Tired of his turbulent family life and caught between identities, Adam seeks out an alternative arrangement in hopes of finding his place.
In a small mountain village, every summer the grandchild comes to his grandparents, where his days are immersed in the scent of the summer. His grandfather is playing kaval. The boy meets the kaval and the magic of its sound. What's hidden in this long pipe? Is the music inside? So he looks through the kaval toward the sky and feels the freedom and the joy of life. Unknowingly, he carries this moment within even when he grows up and gets alienated in the everyday life routines. Slowly the tiredness from the city reminds him of the forgotten...
Tunis, November 2019. A group of women is gathered at Saïda’s, the hairdresser, on the eve of the presidential election. The salon is transformed into a town square, mirroring the internal turmoil of the country. In this female sanctuary, we get an intimate look at the county’s teenage democracy.
Dora turns 16. Strangely, for some time now, she has been eating like an ogre and locking herself with her friends for long hours around a strange thing, stirring up her mother's sick curiosity.
During the presidential elections in Mauritania, held in 2019, political leader Biram Dah Abeid, with the support of his people, is fighting to eliminate the scourge of slavery in his country.
Eight colleagues fish on a mountain lake. Among them, Mehdi and Gilles drift on a separate boat. Mehdi takes advantage of being isolated to indulge. He knows that several positions will be eliminated from their teams. Then one of their colleagues falls into the water... and doesn't go up. Then a second one disappears. There's something underneath that's trying to get them to the depths. The two men will do everything to reach the land. But the lake is against it.
Born on October 1, 1977 in Skopje. Graduated acting at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts (2001). Works at the Drama Theater Skopje (2010). In addition to the performances on his home stage, he also performs on other theater stages throughout the Republic of Macedonia, as well as his numerous film and television roles. He is recognizable to the youngest audience for the role of Detective Cvetko in the television series Petko (OHO Production, 2014-).
Filmography: The Big Water (2004); This is not an American film (2011); Third Half (2012); Honeymoon (2015); Golden Five (2015); Prespav (2016); Liberation of Skopje (2016); Homo (2020); At the heart of the machine (2021)
Awards: Award for the best young actor "Trajko Corevski" for the role in the play Chernodrinski Syndrome at the MTF "Vojdan Chernodrinski" (Prilep, 2001); Award for the best male supporting role in the play "Curse of the Hungry Class" by the MTF "Vojdan Chernodrinski" (Prilep, 2007); Award for Best Actor in the Year of the Monkey (2020
Born on April 17, 1963 in Skopje. He studied painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje. From 1983 to 1988 he studied film directing at the State School of Film, Television and Theater in Lodz, Poland. His work has been broadcast on numerous television stations such as PBS, A&E, ZDF, Channel + and Channel 4. His first short film, “Bread and Salt” was shot in 1986 at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, where in 1980 Independent trade union "Solidarity" was formed in 1941 and the center of democratic change in Poland in the eighties…
Panov with his student film "Raised Hands" in Polish production, shot in 1985, after six years, in 1991, participates in the Cannes Film Festival and receives the "Golden Palm" for best short film. The film has previously won awards at festivals in Krakow, Munich, Tel Aviv, Rimini and Monte Casino, but the Cannes Film Festival rounded off its story.
For the short documentary "Beriket", which is part of the trilogy "Man and Labor" in 1995 at the International Film Festival Ismailia (Egypt) won the Grand Prix for directing.
Panov has been teaching film at US and European universities for decades. One of his students was director Steve McQueen from England, an Oscar winner for "12 Years a Slave" (2014) and one of the most successful directors in the last decade in the world.
Andrey Volkashin is a Macedonian screenwriter, director, and published author. His award-winning short films have played in major festivals around the world (Iris Prize, Brussels, Huesca, In The Palace, Drama, Tirana, Sofia, Sarajevo, Image+Nation). His latest short film “Snake”, opened at the 35th Brest ESFF in November 2020, and won the best short film competition at the 36th LOVERS FF, among many other awards and nominations. Andrey developed his first feature film project at Script Lab 2019 at the Torino Film Lab and is currently developing his TV series project at the Serial-Eyes program in Berlin.
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