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Doc Market - Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
12th THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL DOC MARKET 2010
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12th Thessaloniki
DocumenTary FesTival
IMages of The 21st CenTury
12-21 MarCh 2010
12th Thessaloniki
International
Doc Market
15-20 March 2010
Organized by
YΠOYPΓEIO
ΠOΛITIΣMOY KAI TOYPIΣMOY
HELLENIC MINISTRY
OF CULTURE AND TOURISM
With the support of
OFFICIAL SPONSOR
COMMUNICATION SPONSOR
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
AUDIENCE AWARDS SPONSOR
Sponsors
TRANSPORTATION SPONSOR
Communication Sponsors
Northern Greece Communication Sponsors
General information
Venue:
Electra Palace Hotel, Byzantium Hall
Opening hours:
10:00 - 20:00
Happy hour:
17:30 - 18:30, at Excelsior Lounge, Electra Palace Hotel
Reservations:
Screening booths can be booked for a maximum
of four consecutive hours.
Please show up on time otherwise your reservation
will be cancelled.
Reservations should be made one day in advance.
Please note
• You are kindly requested to register your evaluation for each film you have
watched.
• You are kindly requested to leave the screening booth the way you found it.
• Smoking is not allowed at the DocMarket’s facilities.
• Priority to screenings booths is given to Doc Market Accreditations.
Documentaries Participating
Indexes
Index of Directors 516
Index of Sales Companies 523
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F
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G
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H
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I
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J
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K
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L
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M
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N
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O
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P
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Q
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R
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V
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Thessaloniki
International
Doc Market
[email protected]
Head of Doc Market: Yianna Sarri
Coordinator: Denise Andreola
Assistant: Chryssa Kousela
Digitization Coordinator: Yorgos Nounesis
Digitized films checking: Catherine Etard, Panagiota Loura
Sales Manager, ERT: Yannis Kollias
Sales Assistant Manager, ERT: Zefi Tsoukala, Nikoleta Karra
Doc Market Catalogue Editor-in-Chief: Mary Kitroeff
Coordination: Ioanna Loukopoulou
Design-Art Direction: Andreas Remountis
Images of the 21st centur y
12th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
Artistic Director: Dimitri Eipides
Thessaloniki:
10 Aristotelous Sq., Thessaloniki 546 23, Greece
Τ. +30 2310 378 400 F. +30 2310 285 759
Athens:
9 Alexandras Ave., Athens 114 73, Greece
Τ. +30 210 870 6000 F. +30 210 644 8143
[email protected]
www.filmfestival.gr
We are happy to welcome you to the 12th edition
of the Thessaloniki International Doc Market
The Thessaloniki International Doc Market is evolving into an important international market and a major meeting place for film professionals. In the last eleven years it has managed to quadruple its size and put itself on the map of the international documentary film
industry.
We are very proud that this is the first year that the Doc Market will be fully digitalized.
We have made a great effort the last 2 years to achieve that. Our purpose is always to improve the facilities we offer to the participant buyers, but also to the directors and producers
who entrust their work to us. The viewing results will be easily distributed and the buyers will have the opportunity to watch more documentaries than in past years.
The last years the Doc Market took place in Electra Palace and after its success we decided
to organize it in the same place. We would like also to note that we are very pleased that
the collaboration with the Media Program of the European Union continuous.
The 2010 Doc Market welcomes more than 60 TV buyers, distributors, commissioning editors and international festival representatives. While attending the Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival they will have the opportunity to watch documentaries in our
theatres and Doc Market facilities and meet with producers, directors and sales agents.
The Doc Market catalogue includes 479 titles, 160 of which have been selected for the 12th
TDF program. In our selection we have included productions from various countries, representing different topics, views and approaches of the world. We believe we have
achieved a fine balance between independent as well as larger scale productions in order to highlight all aspects of contemporary documentary filmmaking.
We are confident that the 12th Thessaloniki International Doc Market will give many of its
films the opportunity to find their place on television and movie screens all over the world.
Happy viewing!
Dimitri Eipides
Artistic Director
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THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Current Affairs
1 HOUR 99 YEARS –
HOW TO GET MARRIED FOR JUST ONE
HOUR, IRANIAN STYLE
Negin Kianfar & Daisy Mohr
For most young Iranians, Tehran is a frustrating place to live. The press is censored, boys and
girls are often separated and everything that has to do with sex is taboo.
With sixty percent of the population under the age of thirty, authorities are getting more
aware of the problems young people face. Sighe, a temporary marriage for between 1 hour
and 99 years, could be a way to release some of the frustrations and give young people
some room in this country where extra-marital sex remains out of the question. The issue
has triggered heated debates, as many see it as legalized prostitution.
1 hour – 99 years gives an intriguing insight into the lives of people in this young, frustrated and confused society and the way old religious practices like Sighe are being used
in an attempt to solve contemporary problems.
Running time: 50΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
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Column Film & Ikon Television
Natasja Möhrs
NPO/RNW Sales
Kaisa Kriek
45 Sumatralaan
Hilversum 1217 GP, The Netherlands
T. +31 35 677 3561
F. +31 35 677 5318
[email protected]
www.nposales.com
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RUSSIA
Category: Current Affairs
17 AUGUST
Alexander Gutman
The first prison in Russia for those sentenced to life – a single cell. “Prisoner Boris Bezotechestvo. Life sentence. Article 102. Triple murder”. Boris is communing with a God who
is indifferent to his fate. He prays, but is not a believer. His words fill the air of the cell. He
talks and listens to himself. The space within the cell consumes him. His world is four walls
and the view from the window. The prison physically thrusts the prisoner into Time. A long
succession of days and nights allotted to him, after which comes “hell” or “heaven”.
Running time: 52’ & 63’
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Atelier-Film-Alexander, EUREKA MEDIA
Alexander Gutman
Atelier-Film-Alexander
Alexander Gutman
Kolomenskaya 28 apt9
St.Petersburg
Russia
T. +7 812 941 28 90
F. +7 812 764 55 91
[email protected]
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USA
Category: Lifestyles
21 BELOW
Samantha Buck
Sharon, pregnant with her first child, realizes she can’t start a family of her own until she
confronts and mends the dysfunctional family she left behind in Buffalo, New York. Mom
is enraged about the most recent pregnancy of her other daughter, Karen, the black sheep
of the family, and can’t understand her choices: Why have a third child, fathered by a drug
dealer, on top of a terminally ill second child? The family unit is in crisis. This gripping observational documentary takes us inside a family at breaking point, with intensely personal
scenes which will remain with you long after the credits roll.
Running time: 75΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
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A Living the 6
Jenny Maguire
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
www.catndocs.com
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BULGARIA
Category: Environment & Wildlife
245.5
Oleg Kovachev
This is a film about the Bulgarian weightlifting champion Valentin Hristov but it is not a
sport documentary. Without being a melodrama, the film narrates a story of love, dreams,
triumphs and disappointments; the story of a person who is a victim of the times but who,
despite everything, does not lose his faith in kindness and hope for tomorrow.
Running time: 25΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Bulgarian National Television
Daniela Kuzmanova
Bulgarian National Television
Daniela Kuzmanova
29 San Stefano Street
Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
T. +359 2 814 2390
F. +359 2 943 6045
[email protected]
www.bnt.bg
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UK
Category: Current Affairs
ABORTION: THE CHOICE
Ursula Macfarlane
Whether or not to have an abortion is often the biggest decision a woman will ever make.
Every year, 46 million women worldwide choose to have a termination. It’s a decision they
will live with for the rest of their lives. Emotional, upsetting and divisive, abortion remains
one of the most hotly debated issues of our time. For some it’s a liberator, an essential human right – for others an act of murder.
This landmark documentary is an uncompromising, timely and honest look at modern
abortion.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2008
Production Company: Century Films
Sales Company:
Java Films
Sales Contact Person: Kathryn Bonnici
4-6 Villa Thoréton
Paris 75015, France
T. +34 634 869 646
F. +33 1 4060 2649
[email protected]
www.javafilms.gr
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USA
Category: Lifestyles
ABOUT FACE: THE STORY OF
GWENDELLIN BRADSHAW
Mary Rosanne Katzke
About Face is the heartrending story of a young Alaskan woman facing down the demons
of her past. When Gwen was nine months old, her mentally distraught mother placed her
in a campfire, leaving her physically and emotionally scarred for life. We travel with Gwen
across Alaska and the United States for five years, as she searches for answers, faces her
past, tracks down her mother, and moves forward in life to heal and forgive. Beautifully
filmed against the stark beauty of Alaska, our compelling heroine reaches deep into our
souls.
Running time: 84’
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
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Affinityfilms, Inc.
Mary Katzke
Affinityfilms, Inc.
Mary Katzke
9440 Arlene Dr.
Alaska
USA
T. +1 907 677 7970
[email protected]
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DENMARK - EGYPT
Category: Art, Music & Culture
ABOVE THE GROUND,
BENEATH THE SKY
Simon Lereng Wilmont
Little Mahmoud loves the circus and dreams of performing in the National Egyptian Circus as an acrobat. So Mahmoud practices very hard several days a week with his mentor
Kamal, who juggles Mahmoud on his feet, one and a half meters above the ground in dangerous and daring acrobatic acts. But the day only has so many hours and there are also
so many chores and so much homework to do. So Mahmoud struggles to live his dream
and keep his place above the ground, beneath the sky.
Running time: 28΄
Year of production: 2008
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
National Film School of Denmark
Julie Tarding
National Film School of Denmark
Julie Tarding
1 Theodor Christens Plads
Copenhagen K 1437, Denmark
T. +45 3268 6565
[email protected]
www.filmskolen.dk
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ISRAEL
Category: Current Affairs
ACROSS THE RIVER
Duki Dror
In January 1996, the tense relationship between the Israeli establishment and the
newly arrived Ethiopian community exploded in a traumatic event, known as the “Blood
Affair”. Today, with a rising HIV prevalence, the community suffers even greater discrimination. Across the River tells the remarkable story of Moshe Rahamim (Tesgau Mahari) – one of the first to arrive in Israel from Ethiopia, who now feels that the responsibility for the entire community falls on his shoulders. He sets up a one-man rescue
mission to save his community from AIDS. This new film by acclaimed director Duki Dror
is a startling documentary about how a growing health problem turns into a daunting
socio-political crisis.
Running time: 58΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
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Zygote Films Ltd.
Go2films
Hedva Goldschmidt
37/8 Issar Natanzon St.
Jerusalem 97787, Israel
T. +972 2 583 1371
F. +972 2 583 5450
[email protected]
www.go2films.com
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GREECE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
ACTIVE MEMBER
Lefteris Fylaktos
The group Active Member was formed in 1992. B.D. Foxmoor and Sadahzinia live in
Perama, near Athens, where they make their music and lyrics, in an effort to resist
social decadence in a creative way. They named their hip hop “low bap”, created their
own record label, 8ctagon, and started the NOsponsors movement in order to protect
their integrity as much as possible. This documentary is about the story behind the
group’s name. What does it mean to be active? How can one manage to be and stay
active? Is it even possible nowadays? Following B.D. Foxmoor’s everyday steps, the
documentary presents his opinions about life, his relation to the system and his contact with his fans.
Running time: 35΄
Year of production: 2010
Production Contact Person: Lefteris Fylaktos
Sales Contact Person:
Lefteris Fylaktos
41A, Zoodohou Pigis Str.
Athens 10681, Greece
T. +30 69 75885251
[email protected]
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POLAND
Category: Art, Music & Culture
THE ACTORS
Tomasz Wolski
While Jacek Bławut was filming Before Twilight on location in Skolimów at the home for
retired actors, there was another camera on the set. It recorded the actors waiting to enter the set, which resulted in an affectionate film, full of subtle humour, about waiting. The
film characters have different ways of coping with the fact that they are no longer present on stage or on the screen. Nina Andrycz takes the lead while Irena Kwiatkowska is her
exact opposite. The documentary also features Kazimierz Orzechowski, a Catholic priest and
actor, as well as Beata Tyszkiewicz, Roman Kłosowski and Teresa Szmigielówna.
Running time: 28΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
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Film Studio Rabarbar, TVP S.A.
Anna Blawut
Krakow Film Foundation
Katarzyna Wilk
Morawskiego 5 p.434
Krakow 30-102, Poland
T. +48 12 294 6945
F. +48 12 294 6945
[email protected]
www.kff.com.pl
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UK - AFGANISTAN
Category: Current Affairs
ADDICTED IN AFGHANISTAN
Jawed Taiman
One million Afghans are estimated to be addicted to drugs, especially heroin. Alarmingly,
40% of these are women and children. Addicted in Afghanistan is an observational documentary that explores the heartbreaking reality behind the headlines as seen through the
eyes of Jabar and Zahir, two 15-year-old drug addicts living in Kabul.
Running time: 78’
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Katalyst Productions Ltd
Sharron Ward
Katalyst Productions Ltd
Sharron Ward
200 Lionel Road North
London
UK
T. +44 208 758 2113
[email protected]
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SPAIN
Category: Lifestyles
AFRICA IS A WOMAN’S NAME
Ingrid Sinclair & Bridget Pickering & Wanjiru Kinyanjui
The documentary presents the lives of three extraordinary African women from different
social levels and origins determined to bring about radical transformations in their dayto-day realities: Kenyan attorney and reputed lawyer Njoki Ndung’u; Phuti Ragophala, the
committed school principal of a remote South African village; and Zimbabwean housewife/entrepreneur, Amai Rosie. Three women in very different settings reflect on their
achievements and failures, the reasons for their commitment, their individual stories, the
setting in which their leadership is inscribed, their own transformations as women being
key to interpreting their power. What resistances do they have to overcome? And the most
important question: Is Africa ready for women to assume power?
Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
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Transparent Productions
Cristina Lopez-Palao
Transparent Productions
Cristina Lopez-Palao
c/ Selva 13, 08004
Barcelona
Spain
T. +34 933 297 298
F. +34 933 297 298
[email protected]
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CANADA
Category: Current Affairs
AFTER ELIZABETH II –
THE MONARCHY IN PERIL?
John Curtin
Will a new sovereign in England revive the royal family or be its kiss of death? This film looks
at the shaky future of the House of Windsor, once the beloved Queen passes the crown to
her son Charles.
The aging and opinionated Prince of Wales is not widely loved in Britain or abroad. The public still resents his treatment of Lady Diana, his adulterous relationship with Camilla and
his relentless meddling in politics. Charles’s older son Prince William is a reluctant royal,
still haunted by the brutal death of Diana. Prince Harry is best known for an unflattering
series of public scandals.
Looking at the storm gathering and asking the once unthinkable question: Will the monarchy still be around after Elizabeth?
Running time: 45΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Kaos Films
John Curtin
Films Transit International Inc
Jan Röfekamp
252 Gouin Boulevard East.
Montreal H3L1A8, Canada
T. +1 514 844 3358
F. +1 514 844 7298
[email protected]
www.filmstransit.com
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USA
Category: History & Politics
AGENT ORANGE: 30 YEARS LATER
John Trinh
Agent Orange: 30 Years Later is a drama-documentary about the victims of Agent Orange
30 years after the Viet Nam War. Agent Orange is the code name for the herbicide that was
used by the US military during the Vietnam War to deny tree and bush coverage to the
North Vietnamese guerrilla soldiers. The film tells the story of several victims of Agent Orange – from the North to the South of Viet Nam – who were exposed to the substance
when it was sprayed during the war.
Running time: 56΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: John Trinh
Sales Company:
OTPL Worldwide
Sales Contact Person:
Upma Bhatnagar
35 Swaledale Ave.
Congleton,
Cheshire CW12 2BY, UK
T. +44 1260 270 790
[email protected]
www.otpl.co.uk
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INDIA
Category: Environment & Wildlife
THE AGONY OF THE GANGES
Iobal Malhotra
Of all the places along the Ganges, Benares is perhaps the oldest living city in the world.
The Ganges at Benares may appear muddy and dirty and is the receptacle of all the
sewage and waste of the city, the ashes of the dead and the diseases of the millions who
bathe in it. However, what is important is not the bacterial purity of the river, but its ritual and symbolic purity. Because of the overwhelming reverential impact of the Ganges
on hundreds of millions of Hindus, a real life paradox today haunts the citizens of Benares.
For how long can they continue to ignore the gap between the ritual purity of the river and
its actual level of cleanliness? The source of the Ganges is the Gangotri glacier. The combined impact of global warming, deforestation and rampant tourism has resulted in the
glacier receding almost a kilometer in the last three decades. According to projections, given
this rate of recession as a benchmark, most of the glaciers in the Himalayas will melt away
in the next thirty to forty years. Perennial rivers like the Ganges will be reduced to a rain
fed seasonal stream that will stand no chance of regeneration. This could happen within
30 years. In such a situation, towns and cities along the Ganges will be abandoned when
the river runs dry. India’s beliefs and culture will die within this lifetime. The Agony of the
Ganges looks at all these issues and is a chilling wake up call for all Indians.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2008
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Aim Television PVT. Ltd.
Iobal Malhotra
Aim Television PVT. Ltd.
Iobal Malhotra
F-59, 2nd Floor, Malhotra Building, Connaught Place
New Delhi 110001, India
T. +91 11 2335 0688
F. +91 11 2331 2584
[email protected]
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ALBANIA
Category: Current Affairs
ALBANIANS OF SERBIA
Ylli Pepo
An extraordinary journey through the Preshevo, Bujanovc and Medvegje areas. Interviews with Albanians and Serbs, who talk about themselves and the social and cultural
problems that they face.
Running time: 30΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
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Albanian RTV, Java Publicity
Ylli Pepo
Java Publicity
Ylli Pepo
Rr. Budi, Pall 85/6 App.4
Tirana 1008, Albania
T. +355 4 237 5943
F. +355 4 237 5943
[email protected]
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FINLAND
Category: Current Affairs
ALL BOYS
Markku Heikkinen
All Boys looks at the social and individual impact of the boy porn industry. It shows men
in Europe’s boy porn business struggling with commerciality and the passing beauty of
youth, poverty and the loneliness of gay consumers. Gay porn is the fastest growing segment of the entertainment business. The film consists of complementing episodes that expose the production chain of Eastern European boy porn.
Running time: 72’
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Kinotar Oy
Cilla Werning
First Hand Films
Esther van Messel
Fritz Heeb - Weg 5, 8050
Zurich
Switzerland
T. +41 443 122 060
F. +41 443 122 080
[email protected]
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IRAN - IRAQ
Category: History & Politics
ALL MY MOTHERS
Ebrahim Saeedi & Zahavi Sanjavi
During the 30 years of the Baath ruling under Sadam in Iraq, thousands of Iraqi Kurds and
Shiites were either killed or disappeared. Around 182,000 people lost their lives when 4,500
villages and townships were destroyed in the Kirkuk, Soleimanieh, Dahouk and Erbil regions with the aim to exterminate the Kurds and to Arabize Kurdistan. The discovery after
24 years of the mass graves in the southern deserts of Iraq became the basis of a film describing the living conditions of these villages inhabited mostly by the mothers, daughters, wives or sisters of those victims. This film also helps us understand the actual situation in Iraq.
Running time: 60΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
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Sheherazad Media International
Abbas Ghazali
Sheherazad Media International
Katayoon Shahabi
1, 3rd Sarvestan, Pasdaran St., Shariati Ave.
Tehran 16619, Iran
T. +98 21 228 63260-61
F. +98 21 228 63262
[email protected]
www.smediaint.com
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IRAN
Category: History & Politics
ALL RESTRICTIONS END
Reza Haeri
All Restrictions End is an experimental documentary dealing with contemporary Iranian history, focusing on the evolution of clothes and fashion. The structure of this thought-provoking, free-form film is a collage, using archival footage from Iranian cinema, imagery
from various stylistic epochs in the history of Persian painting, graphics from the period of
the Islamic Revolution, and works provided by various artists .
The experimental form of the film reminds us of Jean-Luc Godard’s essayist work, in particular his Histoire(s) du Cinéma. A sometimes dizzying montage of images, sound bites
and absurd animation that provides the film with a funny footnote every now and then.
Running time: 35΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
B&W, Pensee Sauvage Films
Reza Haeri
B&W
Reza Haeri
30 Mohri ave, Valiasr Street,
before Parkway intersection
Tehran 1966783451, Iran
T. +98 21 2202 3224
[email protected]
www.rezahaeri.com
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GERMANY
Category: Lifestyles
THE AMOUNT OF SMALL THINGS
Sophie Narr
First year in school and life ain’t easy: Laethicia, Sanita, Fuat and Bright are seven years old
and confronted with the adult world of discipline and merit. “Why don’t you like school?”
“Because I can’t play with the teacher”, says Laethicia. She is one of four first-graders struggling with her new primary school reality. Potentially a safe haven for children with delicate family backgrounds, the school’s demands are nevertheless tough on the youngsters
who already feel caught in a rat race. Will they fit in or will they be left behind? Fuat, Sanita,
Bright and Laethicia are trying hard to find the balance between school and play, between
fulfilling demands and rebelling for a personality of their own. And this is only the beginning of a life-long quest. A moving trip back to childhood, a must-see for parents and
teachers.
Running time: 58’ & 92’
Year of production: 2008
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
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HFF “Konrad Wolf”
Anja Stanislawski
Rise and Shine World Sales
Diana Karklin
Schlesische Str. 29/30
Berlin 10997, Germany
T. +49 30 4737 298-0
F. +49 30 4737 298-20
[email protected]
www.riseandshine-berlin.de
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FRANCE - CHINA
Category: Adventure & Travel
THE ANCIENT TEA ROAD
Michel Noll & Weiping Zhou & Peter Hercombe
It crosses the roof of the world, winding more than 4,000 tortuous kilometres across 20
mountain chains and two desert plateaux. It spans four great rivers, and cuts through the
territory of 25 different ethnic groups. This is the ancient Tea Route, which opened Southwest China onto Tibet – and thereby Nepal, India, Persia, Mongolia and Russia, and then
Europe.The ancient Tea Road, crossed by Marco Polo on his legendary journeys, but used
by innumerable horse trains for countless centuries before him. Their tracks are beaten deep
into the rocks, and yet, it is a heritage about to be lost.
This three part epic series of High Definition films follows in the hoofprints of those caravans which hauled their baggage of tea across Shangri-La onto the Tibetan Plateau and
the Himalayas to be sold in the markets of South West Asia and dispersed to the entire
world.
Running time: 3 x 52’
Year of production: 2008
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Solferino Images & Yunnan TV
Michel Noll
ICTV
Michel Noll
17 rue du Colisee
Paris 75008, France
T. +33 1 640 37098
F. +33 1 640 37001
[email protected]
www.ictv-solferino.com
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POLAND
Category: Art, Music & Culture
ANDRZEJ WAJDA: LET’S SHOOT!
Maciej Cuske, Marcin Sauter, Piotr Stasik, Thierry Paladino
This documentary portrait of the most famous founder of Polish cinema was made by four
students of the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. Their observations, captured on the filming location of Katyń in late of 2006 and early 2007, combined with the fragments of the director’s monologue make an original picture, different from the familiar and
popular image of Andrzej Wajda promoted by the media.
Running time: 54’
Year of production: 2009
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Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing
Joanna Skalska
Krakow Film Foundation
Katarzyna Wilk
Morawskiego 5 p.434
Krakow 30-102, Poland
T. +48 122 946 945
[email protected]
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GERMANY
Category: Art, Music & Culture
ANGELS AND FLIES
Kerstin Stutterheim & Niels Bolbrinker
Ilya Kabakov is considered one of the most important contemporary artists worldwide. Born
and raised in Ukraine in the period between Stalin and Gorbachev he left the country in
the 80s. Since then he has lived and worked in New York together with his wife Emilia.
In his installations and his numerous paintings Kabakov digests the traumatic experiences
of his life in poverty and under constraints of a degenerated political system which has not
lost its dictatorial structures fully until now. Using his subtle Jewish humour he creates in
his work a world of his own, which leaves the heaviness of socialist and post-socialist life
far behind.
The film links Ilya Kabakov’s artistic spaces with insights into Russian everyday life, which
itself sometimes appears like an installation by the artist. A narrative by Ilya and Emila
Kabakov interlinks biographical and political aspects of the film.
Running time: 52΄ & 90΄
Year of production: 2009
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filmtank GmbH
united docs GmbH
Anne Hufnagel
Breite Str. 48-50
Cologne 50667, Germany
T. +49 221 920 690
F. +49 221 920 6969
[email protected].com
www. united-docs.com
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ISRAEL
Category: Art, Music & Culture
ANOTHER WAY (NOA & MIRA)
Yariv Mozer
Following the military operation in Gaza and despite resistance from left and right, this is
the first time Israel is sending a Jewish-Arab duo to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest. NOA is considered the most famous Israeli singer in the world today. After performing in front of the Pope, she has no need for Eurovision but is taking advantage of the opportunity to make a political statement. She asks to be allowed to perform with Arab singer
Mira Awad. Filmmaker Yariv Mozer (My First War) follows them on their journey. A film
from the Middle East with a different sound.
Running time: 65΄
Year of production: 2009
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Israel Broadcasting Authority, Israeli TV, IBA One
Ruthie Weits
JMT Films Distribution
Michael Treves
20 Bialik St.
Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
T. +972 523 633 398
[email protected]
www.JMTFilms.com
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FRANCE
Category: Current Affairs
ANTHRAx WAR
Bob Coen
Anthrax War is an investigative documentary about the 2001 US anthrax attacks, dead scientists and the dark secrets of germ war research. Filmmaker Bob Coen probes troubling
questions still surrounding the FBI’s investigation of the 21st Century’s first act of biological terrorism. The search for answers takes him from secret labs in the United States to the
United Kingdom, then to the edge of Siberia and Southern Africa. He penetrates what he
comes to call the “biological warfare mafia” and uncovers the development of terrifying new
weapons – genetically mutated germs, some with the ability to target specific ethnic
groups. He also discovers that since the anthrax attacks germ war research has become big
business and that a growing number of scientists working in this underworld are dying under mysterious circumstances.
Running time: 86’
Year of production: 2009
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Arte France, Telfrance, Radio Canada, CBC
Bob Coen
Studio International
Isabelle Lemonnier
71, Rue de la Victoire, 75009
Paris
France
T. +33 1 5878 7027
[email protected]
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ITALY
Category: Art, Music & Culture
ANTONIO LIGABUE BETWEEN
FICTION AND REALITY
Salvatore Nocita
Flavio Bucci, who played the artist Ligabue in a 1980 Rai mini-series, narrates this documentary, taking us to the sites where the painter lived, while setting the stage for interviews with experts who delve into topics such as the value of Ligabue’s art, his mental illness and the events of his life. Mr. Bucci also dramatizes exchanges with his double in the
TV movie, as well as with images of the real-life Ligabue, all to the backdrop of library footage that sets the mood of Ligabue’s times.
Running time: 65΄
Year of production: 2009
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Rai Trade & Centro studi e archivio Antonio Ligabue
Rai Trade
Margherita Zocaro
18 via Umberto Novaro
Rome 00195, Italy
T. +39 06 3749 8341
F. +39 06 3701 1343
[email protected]
www.raitrade.it
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GREECE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
APALOFOTIES – ON THE SET
OF CHRIST RECRUCIFIED
Marina Kounenaki
Eleni Davradou-Pangalou recalls and narrates images of the shooting of the Jules Dassin
film Christ Recrucified in the village of Kritsa, Mirabello province, prefecture of Lasithi in
Crete.
Running time: 7΄
Year of production: 2008
Sales Contact Person:
Irini Kounenaki
87 Paraschou Street
Athens 114 74, Greece
T. +30 210 6468 123
F. +30 210 6664 971
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CYPRUS
Category: Adventure & Travel
APHRODITE – A GREAT GODDESS IN THE
ROADS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
Stavros Papageorghiou
Α 50-minute documentary entitled Aphrodite: a Great Mediterranean Goddess, highlights
the main sights of interest, museums, archaeological sites and cultural events of nine
Aphrodite Network member-cities in Cyprus, Malta and Greece.
A journey along the sea routes of the Mediterranean in search of Aphrodite.
Running time: 50΄
Year of production: 2009
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Tetraktys Film Productions Ltd.
Stavros Papageorghiou
Tetraktys Film Productions Ltd.
Stavros Papageorghiou
95 Kyrenias Avenue
Nicosia 21 13 , Cyprus
T. +35 7 22 337433
F. +357 22 339286
[email protected]
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ICELAND
Category: Lifestyles
ARCHITECTURE OF HOME
Thorunn Hafstad
How do the houses we live in and their architecture affect our daily life and lifestyle? In Architecture of Home filmmaker Thorunn Hafstad looks into the limits and the ways that a
house can create both a home and an identity for those who live inside its four concrete
walls. In order to investigate this, Thorunn follows the everyday life of the owners and inhabitants of four different flats in former Union blocks in Reykjavik. Built in 1937 according to socialist ideology for Reykjavik’s working class, these small and compact apartments
don’t hold up to the general, affluent housing standards of contemporary Iceland. The film
explores the relationship between the apartments and their inhabitants – how the property alters and influences the value system of its owners, as might be noticed in their organized lifestyles in a compact space, their love for the old and respect for the original –
and systematic mapping of the genealogy of super balls.
Running time: 30΄
Year of production: 2009
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Rasskinn ehf.
Thorunn Hafstad
Rasskinn ehf.
Thorunn Hafstad
14 Njalsgata
Reykjavik 101, Iceland
T. +354 663 7922
[email protected]
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AUSTRIA - SPAIN
Category: Lifestyles
ARENA
Günter Schwaiger
Following the difficult struggle of some young apprentices brings the spectator into contact with all the facets of the bullfighting world. Traveling with them through Spain, France,
Portugal and Colombia, we meet pupils and maestros from the bullfighting schools, banderilleros, bullfighting managers, impresarios and great figures like Luis Bolívar, Uceda Leal,
Sebastién Castella, Morante de la Puebla and José Tomás. Thus Arena enables us to discover
in depth the complexity of this singular cultural phenomenon and opens the debate as to
whether the art of bullfighting gives in the end more dignity to the death of the bull, considering the hypocrisy of modern meat eaters...
Running time: 107΄
Year of production: 2010
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Mosolov-P
Gunter Schwaiger
Films Distribution
Sanam Madjedi
34 rue du louvre
Paris 75001, France
T. +33 1 5310 3399
F. +33 1 5310 3398
[email protected]
www.filmsdistribution.com
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FRANCE
Category: Current Affairs
THE ARRIVALS
Claudine Bories & Patrice Chagnard
Caroline and Colette are social workers. All day long they see families who are seeking asylum in France to assist them with the process. Every day there are new arrivals, from the
four corners of the world, by charter plane or by covered truck. How can they deal with the
overwhelming flood of all this distress, of all these needs?
Running time: 111’
Year of production: 2009
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Les Films d’Ici
Gaya Jiji
Doc & Film International
Daniela Elstner
13 rue Portefoin
Paris
France
T. +33 142 775 687
F. +33 142 773 656
[email protected]
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USA - IRAN
Category: Adventure & Travel
ARUSI PERSIAN WEDDING
Marjan Tehrani
Iranian-American filmmaker Marjan Tehrani chronicles her brother’s return to Iran as he
travels with his American wife to have a Persian wedding ceremony and explore his lost
heritage.
Using dynamic historical footage and interweaving it with the couple’s personal story, Arusi
Persian Wedding explores the history and impact of the broken relationship between Iran
and America. Arusi is the story of one young couple’s journey to discover Iran on their own
terms.
Behind the curtain of political tension, the film offers rare glimpses of both modern and
traditional Iran, displaying a vibrant and complex country that is sealed off to much of the
West.
Running time: 63΄
Year of production: 2008
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Tru Films
Marjan Tehrani
Tru Films
Marjan Tehrani
67 Gates Ave, Apt. 1
Brooklyn NY 11238, USA
T. +1 916 862 1449
[email protected]
www.trufilms.com
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Category: Science & Technology
ASCENTION
Pavel Medvedev
Mankind has always aspired to progress. The first step is the most difficult and this is sometimes followed by harsh losses.
The film is about three countries that played a leading role the first steps towards space
exploration: the United States, Russia and the People’s Republic of China.
Using previously unviewed archival material, the film offers exclusive and interesting information to a wide audience.
The film follows in the steps of space exploration and discovery, while also remembering
and honoring those who died in this quest.
Running time: 49΄
Year of production: 2008
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Saint Petersburg Documentary Film Studio
Julia Sosnovskaya
Saint Petersburg Documentary Film Studio
Julia Sosnovskaya
12 kryukov kan
Saint Petersburg 190068, Russia
T. +7 812 714 4592
F. +7 812 714 0806
[email protected]
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MExICO
Category: Current Affairs
ATENCO. A CRIME OF STATE – PART I
Colectivo Klamvé
May 3, 2006, the Government of the State of Mexico quashes the protests of florists from
the Belisario Domínguez Market, betraying agreements made only a day earlier.
The florists, who are supported by the Frente de Pueblos en Defensa de la Tierra, are surrounded. Then comes the first confrontation of what will turn into an act of brutal repression.
Early in the morning of May 4, the police burst into San Salvador Atenco. They wreak havoc
with impunity and commit massive violations of human rights, including murder, detention and rape. In short, a state crime is committed.
Using unseen material, this documentary embarks on a quest to discover the truth of what
happened during an event now famous in Mexico as an act of repression.
Running time: 70΄
Year of production: 2008
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AMV
Cinema Republic
David Castellanos
Av. Rosario Manzaneque 25, Torrelodones
Madrid 28250, Spain
T. +34 91 859 3994
F. +34 91 859 2963
[email protected]
www.cinemarepublic.es
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MExICO
Category: Current Affairs
ATENCO. A CRIME OF STATE – PART II
Colectivo Klamvé
Two years on, the consequences of this tragic and terrible action still continue.
The Frente de Pueblos en Defensa de la Tierra and similar organizations demand justice and
freedom for their political prisoners, the cancellation of arrest warrants and the punishment
of the those responsible for this state crime.
This documentary testifies to the unending process of pain and courage in a Mexico that
is descending further into chaos.
Running time: 44΄
Year of production: 2008
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Cinema Republic
David Castellanos
Av. Rosario Manzaneque 25, Torrelodones
Madrid 28250, Spain
T. +34 91 859 3994
F. +34 91 859 2963
[email protected]
www.cinemarepublic.es
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FRANCE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
BABELSBERG FROM EAST TO WEST
Bernard Louargant
Once the production site of German Expressionist film classics such as Metropolis and The
Blue Angel and ever in the vanguard of technical innovation, Babelsberg Studios suffered
under the Nazis: Talented directors fled the country and it was used for propaganda films
and insipid comedies. Then, over four decades of post-war Communism, directors at the
hallmark East German DEFA studios were supposed to give socialism a human face in “antifascist” films. Some brave filmmakers repeatedly sought to avoid Party censorship with their
own subjects. Now – more than twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, still haunted
by the ghosts of Marlene Dietrich and Fritz Lang and approaching its first century of operation – Babelsberg produces big international films and commercial TV shows.
Running time: 56΄
Year of production: 2009
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Generation Video
Bernard Louargant
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
www.catndocs.com
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INDIA
Category: Current Affairs
BABIES MADE IN INDIA
Stéphanie Lebrun & Philippe Levasseur
India is rapidly becoming the world’s baby factory. It’s one of the few countries in the world
which authorizes payment for surrogacy. For €10,000, you can undergo fertility treatment
and in vitro fertilization, and then have the resulting embryos implanted in a surrogate
mother. Nine months later, you return and collect your new baby. On the surface, it seems
to be a win-win scenario. Infertile couples get to have a baby while impoverished women
receive enough money to pay for their own children’s schooling or buy a small house. But
with so many ethical issues at play, can surrogacy really be treated like any other business?
Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2009
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Babel Press
Java Films
Kathryn Bonnici
4-6 Villa Thoréton
Paris 75015, France
T. +33 140 602 600
[email protected]
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ITALY
Category: Environment & Wildlife
THE BABY NEEDS SOME FRESH AIR
Barbara Rossi Prudente
A documentary as an act of love toward her newborn daughter, her people, her city:
Caserta, near Naples. In this description of the Campania regional garbage crisis, the film
starts from the viewpoint of a mother worried about her children’s health. But her concern
grows to include the rest of the local population when she discovers dioxin in mother’s milk
and buildings made with radioactive waste mixed into the cement, along with other hidden wrongdoings that have created an unsustainable situation. Interweaving interviews,
animation sequences, and footage of the garbage crisis as it unfolded, the film takes a
highly personal approach to chronicling one of Italy’s most dramatic recent events.
Running time: 55΄
Year of production: 2008
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19.11 Produzioni
Barbara Rossi Prudente
Vitagraph
Filippo D’Angelo
1 Via Schiavonia
Bologna 40121, Italy
T. +39 05 126 7150
F. +39 05 126 7150
[email protected]
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THE NETHERLANDS
Category: History & Politics
BACKLIGHT: PEACE VERSUS JUSTICE
Klaartje Quirijns
When the International Criminal Court was established in 2002, the tyrants and dictators
of this world could finally be held accountable for their crimes. And, more importantly, the
victims of those crimes would be given justice. But what if the victims of heinous crimes
don’t want the court’s justice? What if they view the ICC as a colonialist Western ideal and
want to administer their own forms of justice? And what if the ICC’s indictment threatens
to undermine peace? This film explores the different conceptions of Western values and
morals in other countries and continents, focusing particularly on the situation in Uganda.
Through the eyes of a charismatic radio host we will witness Uganda’s tension: people there
don’t want the justice that the ICC is offering; they want peace. They have their own tribal courts and view the ICC as a new form of Western colonization. Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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VPRO Television
Swaze Hartog
NPO/RNW Sales
Kaisa Kriek
45 Sumatralaan
Hilversum 1217 GP, The Netherlands
T. +31 35 677 3561
F. +31 35 677 5318
[email protected]
www.nposales.com
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Category: Current Affairs
BACKLIGHT: TRADEMARK 2010
Rudi Boon & Stefano Bertacchini
What is the impact of mega sports events in developing countries like World Cup 2010 in
South Africa? Benefits are promised for all. But how about the traditional food mamas in
the stadiums and other entrepreneurs in disadvantaged communities, who put their
hopes on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. They will have to compete with the commercial interests of FIFA & sponsors. Will the expectations of the masses who see relief in
the World Cup be appeased?
Running time: 50΄
Year of production: 2009
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VPRO Television
Swaze Hartog
NPO/RNW Sales
Kaisa Kriek
45 Sumatralaan
Hilversum 1217 GP, The Netherlands
T. +31 35 677 3561
F. +31 35 677 5318
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SWEDEN
Category: Current Affairs
BANANAS!*
Fredrik Gertten
The world’s biggest fruit company is on trial in the USA for poisoning its workers! For the
first time in history, a small US law firm is representing Nicaraguan workers who are all infertile because of the toxic pesticides the fruit-corporation used on their banana plantations. Does a small law firm stand a chance against the power of a multi-billion dollar corporation? And will you ever eat bananas again after watching this revealing film? A David
and Goliath battle in every way.
Running time: 88’
Year of production: 2009
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WF Film
Margarete Jangard
Autlook Filmsales
Andrea Hock
Trappelgasse 4/17, 1040
Vienna
Austria
T. +43 720 346 934
[email protected]
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THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Current Affairs
BANKING THE UNBANKED
Sarah Vos
Is microfinance the answer to poverty? We follow two young ambitious Gambian bankers
in their attempts to make Reliance into a steady microfinance institution. Will they succeed
in this interesting and expanding market?
To be successful requires high level local management, extremely skilled local employees
and the introduction of concepts such as loans, saving accounts, and interest. Running a
microfinance institution in a third world country appears not to be an easy job. This is a film
about a new up-and-coming African business: helping the poor has become big business.
Running time: 55΄
Year of production: 2009
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Eyeworks & VPRO Television
Swaze Hartog
NPO/RNW Sales
Kaisa Kriek
45 Sumatralaan
Hilversum 1217 GP, The Netherlands
T. +31 35 677 3561
F. +31 35 677 5318
[email protected]
www.nposales.com
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GERMANY
Category: Current Affairs
A BARREL FULL OF DREAMS
Pierre-Olivier François & Pierre Bourgeois
This is the story of the rise of Khanty-Mansiysk, a Siberian region over 3,000 kilometers from
Moscow, a cold and inhospitable place which has become something of an economic Eden.
The region stores about 60% of Russian oil resources under its soil. Thousands of workers,
better paid than anywhere in Russia, flock to the region to extract the oil, generating an
economic and social revolution. Thanks to this financial wealth, the local governor has the
means to promote infrastructures and cultural activities, hoping to seduce the new arrivals
into staying in this hostile place. This El Dorado is a metaphor for the whole of Russia, but
on a small scale. Khanty-Mansiysk is at the source of power in Russia and at the source of
Russia’s power in the world. A place that bears the over-sized ambition of the new Russian era.
Running time: 93’
Year of production: 2009
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Interscience Film
Christian Popp
Interscience Film
Christian Popp
Zimmerstrasse 11, 10969
Berlin
Germany
T. +49 309 606 669 30
F. +49 309 606 669 39
[email protected]
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Category: Art, Music & Culture
BASTION OF SIN
Thomas Lauterbach
Aysel is a religious Muslim who for many years has led a sheltered life as a housewife and
mother in the provincial south of Germany. When she learns that the state theater in
Stuttgart is looking for non-professional actresses for the tragedy Medea, she sees it as an
opportunity to escape from her tedious everyday existence – and so she auditions for a part.
What initially sounds like a little bit of a change in Aysel’s life soon proves to be a challenge
to her view of the world. The director Volker Lösch wants to use the boundless freedom offered by theater to penetrate the – at times highly secretive – world of Muslim women. As
the stage adaptation develops, Aysel finds herself confronted by the tragic stories of life endured by other Muslim women, existences that up to now she only knew of through
hearsay. And as the only woman in the production wearing the Muslim headscarf, she is
obliged to defend her values and lifestyle to other more modern Turkish women involved in
the project. Torn between her desire for freedom and her own traditions, Aysel gets entangled in a conflict with her beliefs and is forced to question her life to date. Aysel begins to
struggle with the clichés, the “immorality”of the theatre – and ultimately with her own self.
Running time: 58΄ & 79΄
Year of production: 2008
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Indi Film & SWR
Srek Gielnik
Deckert Distribution GmbH
Heino Deckert
1 Marienplatz
Leipzig 04103, Germany
T. +49 341 215 6638 F. +49 341 215 6639
[email protected]
www.deckert-distribution.com
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SWEDEN
Category: Lifestyles
BEAUTY REFUGEE
Claudia Lisboa
Twenty-eight members of filmmaker Claudia Lisboa’s family have been operated on at least
once by her brother who is a plastic surgeon in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Her sister Juliana can’t
look angry thanks to her anti-wrinkle injections; Sergio himself has undergone four nose
reductions; their mother has had so many facelifts she is ageless. Claudia is the only one
who has been spared the knife and is a real eyesore for the rest of them. She calls herself
a “beauty refugee” and lives in Sweden, far away from the obsessions of her Brazilian family. In this personal documentary the filmmaker tries to reconstruct her youth and examines her own penchant for perfection.
Running time: 58΄
Year of production: 2009
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Hysteria Film AB
Malla Grapengiesser
Rise and Shine World Sales
Diana Karklin
29/30 Schlesische Strasse
Berlin 10997, Germany
T. +49 030 4737 2980
F. +49 030 4737 29820
[email protected]
www.riseandshine-berlin.de
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GREECE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
BEHIND THE MASKS –
AGIASSOS CARNIVAL
Alexandros Papachristopoulos
In Agiasos of Lesvos Greece, the carnival is a way of life. Months before Carnival, the preparation of events begins. Daily mental and manual work, for writing the squibs and the manufacturing of the settings, rehearsals, sleepless nights… During the three-day-feast, by
deconstructing the current order and by reaching their inner completion, the carnivalists
help the local society to find its balance, to achieve a catharsis through laughter. Everyone
is in a state of siege. They run up lorries, they set up settings, they dress and make-up the
carnivalists, they rehearse the squibs … This rare backstage documentary, records the
mental and physical intensity of the communal final effort, which is just a small part of
the participants’ experience during the preparation months, just for a half-hour performance. The documentary forms part from a complete work dedicated to Agiassos’s tradition
and the contemporary realization of its customs.
Part 1: Behind the Masks
Part 2: In Her Arms
…to be continued
Running time: 16΄
Year of production: 2009
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iPARK
Alexandros Papachristopoulos
iPARK
Alexandros Papachristopoulos
9 Panselinou Street
Athens 111 41, Greece
T. +30 210 2116828
[email protected]
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BELGIUM
Category: Sports
BEHIND THE RING
Nathalie Rossetti & Turi Finnochiaro
Through the passion of Michele di Rocco, angel-faced Rom gipsy, light-weight Italian
champion, and Maria Rosa Tabbuso, gracious hairdresser and European champion, the film
describes the mechanisms of a boxing event, also portraying manager Umberto Conti Cavini
and his wife Rosanna, the first woman organizer of such events in the world. A Polaroid,
in vivid color, of the boxing world.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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Impronte Digitali
Turi Finnochiaro
Ventes - CBA/WIP - Sales
Thierry Detaille
19F Avenue des Arts
Bruxelles 1000, Belgium
T. +32 47 761 7170
F. +32 2 227 2239
[email protected]
www.ventes-cbawip-sales.be
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SERBIA - HUNGARY - BULGARIA
Category: History & Politics
THE BELGRADE PHANTOM
Jovan B. Todorovic
Yugoslavia, 1979. While president and dictator Tito is in Cuba on international affairs, a mysterious phantom captures the attention of Belgrade. Using a stolen white Porsche he performs daring stunts through the city streets. As rumors of his cat-and-mouse games
with the police spread, people start gathering to watch him at night. Over the radio the
Phantom publicly challenges the police to try and catch him. Such open opposition is unheard of and more than 10,000 people are in the streets supporting their hero. It is dangerous to eliminate him in front of the public and the police are forced into a chase where
he sets the rules. It comes down to the driving, and the stakes are very high.
Running time: 52΄ & 82΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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Sales Contact Person:
Emote Productions
Wide Management
Anais Clanet
40 rue Sainte Anne
Paris 75002, France
T. +33 1 5395 0464
F. +33 1 5395 0465
[email protected]
www.widemanagement.com
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GERMANY
Category: Lifestyles
BERLIN: HASENHEIDE
Nana A.T. Rebhan
Hasenheide in Berlin’s Neukölln district is a park of about 120 acres. Neukölln is a social hotspot, and Hasenheide is often presented by the press as a no-go area. Avoiding the common-place demonization, the film aims to show the lives of those people for whom thespace of the park is essential for their daily existence: as a living room, balcony, sports field...
Running time: 72΄
Year of production: 2010
Production Company:
Alfaville
Production Contact Person: Alfred Exner
Sales Company:
Nana Rebhan
T. +49 30 6270 8909
F. +49 30 6270 8092
[email protected]
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FRANCE - RUSSIA - FINLAND
Category: Lifestyles
BETWEEN DREAMS
Iris Olsson
A third class sleeping car of the Trans-Siberian train traveling through Russia. What are the
passengers dreaming of, and which of the dreams come true?
Running time: 11΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Nisi Masa, Mirumir, Moviement RU
Production Contact Person: Matthieu Darras
Sales Contact Person:
Iris Olsson
Helsinki, Finland
T. +358 40 509 5812
[email protected]
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GREECE
Category: Current Affairs
BEWARE: KILLING ADS
Manolis Andriotakis
The documentary reveals for the first time the enormous scandal that concerns illegal billboard advertising in Greece. It investigates the corruption, interests and large
amounts of money at stake, but mainly it focuses on the human dimension of the
problem, following the struggle for justice of a father whose son was killed by an illegal billboard. Illegal billboards are only one symptom of the broader problem of
road safety in this country, which has evolved into a civil war involving mayors, politicians and advertising companies. As is mentioned in the film: “The victims of car accidents during the last 50 years in Greece have exceeded the number of dead from all
the wars the country was involved in during the 20th century.”
Running time: 59΄
Year of production: 2010
Production Contact Person: Manolis Andriotakis
Sales Contact Person:
Manolis Andriotakis
2, Praxitelous Str.
Athens, 15127, Greece
T. +30 210 8104 587
[email protected]
www.andriotakis.gr
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SPAIN
Category: Art, Music & Culture
BEYOND BULLFIGHTING – IGNACIO
SANCHEZ MEJIAS
José Ortuno
The biography of one of the most exceptional bullfighters in pre-civil war Spain: Ignacio
Sanchez was a fighter, businessman, playwright actor and supporter of the Sevillan poet
circle “Generation 27”, whose most prominent member was Federico Garcia Lorca. In
1934, he died young in the bullfighting arena and became a legend thanks to Federico Garcia Lorca’s homage to him in the poem “Llanto por Ignacio Sanchez Mejias”. Using rare
archival footage in a spectacular way, the film is a stunning and high-quality portrait of
an intellectual bullfighter who was not like any other.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
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La Chaqueta Metálica, Canal Sur Television
Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo
Rise and Shine World Sales
Diana Karklin
29/30 Schlesische Strasse
Berlin 10997, Germany
T. +49 030 4737 2980
F. +49 030 4737 29820
[email protected]
www.riseandshine-berlin.de
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USA
Category: Lifestyles
BI THE WAY
Josephine Decker & Brittany Blockman
The iron curtain between gay and straight is crumbling. The Bible belt is being unbuckled. Recent studies suggest that bisexuality is drastically more widespread than we ever
thought, and for young people, dating a girl one week and a guy the next is no big
deal. Journeying through the changing sexual landscape of America, the directors of Bi
the Way investigate the latest scientific reports and social opinions on bisexuality, while
following five members of the emerging “whatever generation” – teens and twenty-somethings who seem to be ushering in a whole new sexual revolution.
Running time: 83’
Year of production: 2008
Production Company:
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By the Way Productions
Martha Shane
Multivisionnaire Pictures
KAO - HALEY Erika
080 W Valley Blvd Suite B
Alhambra, CA
USA
T. +1 626 737 8357
F. +1 626 737 8642
[email protected]
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ISRAEL
Category: Current Affairs
BLACK BUS
Anat Zuria
Two young women put their safety at risk to document the repression they experienced
as Ultra-Orthodox Jewish women in Israel. Such a protest against religious extremism has
not been chronicled in the last decade. The film follows their journeys by way of an online blog and photographs taken in the streets, detailing the gender separation enforced
upon Ultra-Orthodox women. These two brave, unstoppable young women, excommunicated from their families and communities, attempt to tell the stories of those women
whose voices cannot be heard.
Running time: 80΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Anat Zuria
Sales Company:
CAT&Docs
Sales Contact Person:
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
www.catndocs.com
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UK-GERMANY-JAPAN
Category: Environment & Wildlife
THE BLOOD OF THE ROSE
Henry Singer
Joan Root, with her husband Alan, produced some of the most beautiful and famous natural history films, born of her deep love of Africa and its flora and fauna. This film tells the
story of the extraordinary life and brutal death of Joan Root, and of her campaign to save
the lake she loved. Who killed Joan Root? Was it the fish poachers, whom Root stopped
from plying their illegal trade? Was it her loyal lieutenant Chege, whom Root ultimately
cut off from her payroll? Or was it someone closer to home? Through telling Root’s story,
the film opens a window onto contemporary Africa and the developed world’s relationship to it.
Running time: 91’
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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Dragonfly Film & Television
Edwina Silver
Channel Four International
Niki Page
21-25 St. Anne’s Court
London
UK
T. +44 207 494 5802
F. +44 207 494 5791
[email protected]
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UK
Category: Environment & Wildlife
BLOWN APART
Jeremy Gibson
Blown Apart is the dramatic story of what happens when a windfarm of nine 120-metre
high turbines are planned to be built on a sensitive landscape. It’s the story of a deeply divided community with a conclusion that will impact on the future of land-based renewable energy in the UK.
The film explores in candid detail a story that goes to the heart of the question of renewable energy, our attitudes towards it and the future of on-shore wind energy around the
world. Blown Apart explores and exposes the truths and myths of a highly controversial
energy resource.
Running time: 4 x 60΄
Year of production: 2010
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
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Seven Stones Media
Adam Alexander
Espresso TV
David Hooper
25 York Villas
Brighton BN1 3TS, UK
T. +44 1273 730 929
F. +44 1273 299 403
[email protected]
www.espressotv.co.uk
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RUSSIA
Category: Lifestyles
BOOTHS
Mikhail Zheleznikov
The hidden world of booths on the streets of a big city and portraits of the people who work
inside those booths day after day.
“When I was little I used to walk around town, and I often noticed people sitting in
booths. And I asked myself: Why are they sitting there? Maybe they are serving some sort
of punishment. What are they doing inside their booths? What are they thinking about?
They’re probably hot in there. Or maybe they’re cold. Do they have a home? A family? What
kind of people are they?”
The film tries to answer these questions in an ironic way.
It’s a film about big city people living inside their booths…
Running time: 26΄
Year of production: 2008
Sales Company:
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Saint Petersburg Documentary Film Studio
Julia Sosnovskaya
12 Kryukov Kan
Saint Petersburg 190068, Russia
T. +7 812 714 4592
F. +7 812 714 0806
[email protected]
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Category: Sports
BOxING CUBA
Irini Mihailidou
Cuba is the only country in the world that has two boxers who have one three Olympic
gold medals each. Teófilo Stevenson and Félix Savón have had many offers to go professional and earn millions of dollars but they simply were not interested in leaving
their country. In 1962, Fidel Castro prohibited all professional sports as being contrary to the ideals of the revolution, adding that “professional sports enrich the few at
the expense of the many.” Together with their glorious careers and their refusal to
become professional boxers for profit, the film clearly conveys Cuba’s resistance to
capitalism.
Running time: 49΄
Year of production: 2010
Production Company:
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Zero-Zero Productions
Alexis Pilos
Zero-Zero Productions
Alexis Pilos
18, Agiou Georgiou Str.
Athens, 15354, Greece
T. +30 210 6646 878
[email protected]
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CANADA
Category: Current Affairs
BREAKING THE SILENCE: INSIDE
BURMA’S RESISTANCE
Helene Magny & Pierre Mignault
The Burmese junta, in power since 1962, has promised elections in 2010. This new documentary clandestinely shot in regions where few foreigners have dared to venture, looks
at one of Burma’s most dangerous zones (the Karen region) and meets people hiding in
the jungle in order to resist forced relocation by the military regime, disclosing the secret
networks of militants fighting along the Thai border, inside and outside of Burma.
Running time: 58΄
Year of production: 2010
Production Company:
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Inform Action Films Inc.
Nathalie Barton
Films Transit International Inc
Jan Röfekamp
252 Gouin Boulevard East
Montreal H3L 1A8, Canada
T. +1 514 844 3358
F. +1 514 844 7298
[email protected]
www.filmstransit.com
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Category: Art, Music & Culture
BREATHLESS - MILLTOWN MONTANA
Rainer Komers
Time inscribes itself into Rainer Komers’ meticulously composed images and impressive
sound collages of Milltown, Montana. Each picture tells a story of a place that once belonged to the largest mining area in the United States and was contaminated by toxic substances and heavy metals. Without dialogue, the film sensitively portrays the landscape
and the people living and working there: cowboys branding their calves, Blackfeet Indians laying down the foundation stone for an educational center, trappers and golfers, workers in a silicon plant, old miners, and young scholars competing in a mining contest. Milltown, Montana is visibly scarred by man and trapped in a post-industrial phase of
standstill. By alluding to its former wealth but showing the area’s actual lack of prospects,
the film dramatically undermines the image of the American Dream.
Running time: 30΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
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Sales Contact Person:
Kloos & Co. Medien
Stefan Kloos
Kloos & Co. Medien GmbH
Stefan Kloos
29/30 Schlesische Strasse
Berlin 10997, Germany
T. +49 30 4737 2980
F. +49 30 4737 29820
[email protected]
www.kloosundco.de
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GERMANY
Category: Art, Music & Culture
BREATHLESS - ONE DAY
TODAY WILL BE ONCE
Anca Miruna Lazarescu
In a small church in Halberstadt, in East Germany, a pipe organ plays avant-garde composer John Cage’s “Organ2/ASLSP” and will do so day and night, without interruption, until the year 2640, resulting in a 639-year long concert. In a humorous but also thoughtful
way, the film shows different sides of this mind-boggling project: on the one hand there
is the long and overly intellectual wrangling among the initiators, on the other the volunteering staff members’ direct and practical way of dealing with all the work that such
a project involves. These perspectives make One Day Today Will Be Once a film bursting with
moving as well as humorous moments – attuned to the question of humanity’s perception of time.
Running time: 30΄
Year of production: 2009
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Kloos & Co. Medien
Stefan Kloos
Kloos & Co. Medien GmbH
Stefan Kloos
29/30 Schlesische Strasse
Berlin 10997, Germany
T. +49 30 4737 2980
F. +49 30 4737 29820
[email protected]
www.kloosundco.de
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Category: Art, Music & Culture
BREATHLESS – TIME’S UP
Jan Peters & Marie Catherine Theiler
Being confronted with the finiteness of life in a car accident while carrying their unborn
baby, the filmmakers Marie-Catherine Theiler and Jan Peters suddenly realize that their lives
have become way too hectic. They spend too much precious time rushing from one appointment to the next, chasing deadline after deadline. They decide to change their lives
and slow down. But how? During a humorous odyssey from one time-expert to the next,
Marie-Catherine and Jan ask the questions most of us would like to know the answers to...
Within the timeframe of Marie-Catherine’s pregnancy, the directors of Time’s Up leave no
stone unturned, examining with wit and irony how today’s society – and above all they
themselves – deal with the subject of “time”.
Running time: 30΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Kloos & Co. Medien
Stefan Kloos
Kloos & Co. Medien GmbH
Stefan Kloos
29/30 Schlesische Strasse
Berlin 10997, Germany
T. +49 30 4737 2980
F. +49 30 4737 29820
[email protected]
www.kloosundco.de
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IRELAND
Category: Environment & Wildlife
BROKEN TAIL / BROKEN
TAIL’S LAST JOURNEY
John Murray & Colin Stafford-Johnson
One man, one animal and a journey into the last days of the wild tiger. Colin Stafford-Johnson spent almost 600 days filming Broken Tail and his family for some of the finest tiger documentaries ever made. Broken Tail was the most flamboyant tiger cub he’d ever seen in
Ranthambhore, one of India’s premier wild tiger reserves. Impossibly cute, he gambolled and
posed for Colin’s camera through the first years of his life. But then without warning, Broken
Tail disappeared. He abandoned his sanctuary and went on the run, disappearing into the
Indian wilderness for almost a year. He was barely three years old. Why did this young tiger
leave Ranthambhore National Park, supposedly one of India’s best-protected tiger reserves?
How could he possibly have survived in rural India for perhaps a year? What does his death
reveal of the fate of the world’s last tigers? On a spectacular journey across Rajasthan, Colin
will travel by horseback retracing Broken Tail’s last journey, gathering clues as to his route and
his behavior, asking why he abandoned the park and above all – searching for the truth behind the future of the last wild tigers in India. This is not a wildlife film. It is about the obsession of a man who has spent more time filming wild tigers than anyone on the planet.
It is about his personal pilgrimage to a tiger that captivated him and the hope that through
his journey, Broken Tail may provide some insight into the long-term survival of the tiger.
Running time: 43΄ & 80΄
Year of production: 2010
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Crossing the Line Films
John Murray
Crossing the Line Films
John Murray
Barr an Uisce, Killincarrig Road,
Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
T. +353 12 875 394 F. +353 12 875 394
[email protected] www.ctlfilms.com
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USA
Category: History & Politics
BUDRUS
Alexis Krasilovsky
Ayed Morrar, an unlikely Palestinian community organizer, unites all Palestinian political
factions and Israelis. Together, they wage a lengthy lunch-counter-sit-in-style unarmed
struggle to save his village from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. Victory seems improbable until his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches
a women’s contingent that quickly moves to the front lines. They not only save the village,
but the Barrier is pushed back behind the Green Line into No Man’s Land. In the process,
Ayed and Iltezam unleash an inspiring, yet little-known, movement in the Occupied
Palestinian Territories that is still gaining ground today. In an action-filled documentary featuring archival footage of this movement from its infancy, Budrus will inspire and challenge
audiences worldwide. The movie is directed by award-winning filmmaker Julia Bacha (Control Room, Encounter Point), and produced by Bacha, Palestinian journalist Rula Salameh,
and filmmaker and human rights advocate Ronit Avni (formerly of the human rights organization Witness, director of Encounter Point).
Running time: 78΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Just Vision
Cinephil
Philippa Kowarsky
18 Levontin Street
Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
T. +972 3 566 4129
F. +972 3 560 1436
[email protected]
www.cinephil.co.il
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GREECE
Category: Lifestyles
THE CALL OF THE MOUNTAIN
Stelios Apostolopoulos
The film tells the story of Yannis who, after his cousin Elias is murdered, abandons his
wife and eight-year-old son in Athens and moves to a small, remote community in
the White Mountains in Crete, where he plans to take over Elias’s profession as a shepherd. The job of a shepherd is a dying tradition, kept alive by a handful of men, high
up in the snowy White Mountains, overlooking the Lybian Sea.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Anemon Productions, Greek Film Center
Hellenic Broadcasting Corp. ERT S.A.
Production Contact Person: Rea Apostolides, Yuri Averof, Stelios Apostolopoulos
Sales Company:
Anemon Productions
Sales Contact Person:
Rea Apostolides
5, Stisihorou Str., Athens 10674, Greece
T. +30 210 7211 073 F. +30 210 7228 023
[email protected]
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Hellenic Broadcasting Corp. ERT S.A.
Yannis Kollias
432, Messoghion Ave. Athens 15342, Greece
T. +30 210 6075 711 F. +30 210 6075 715
[email protected]
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Greek Film Center
Evi Lazari
7, Dionysiou Areopagitou Str., Athens 11742, Greece
T. +30 210 3678 500 F. +30 210 3648 245
[email protected]
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THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Environment & Wildlife
THE CALL OF THE SEA
Saskia Gubbels
A film about the last inhabitants of a largely demolished working-class in the far north of
the Netherlands. Amidst the dust and the derelict houses with boarded-up windows, the
residents carry on their daily lives. As the district is disappearing, the memories of what
happened in their houses becomes more and more important to people.
Running time: 19΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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Zuidenwind Filmproductions
Joost Seelen
Zuidenwind Filmproductions
Joost Seelen
P.O. Box 4673
Breda 4803 ER, The Netherlands
T. +31 7 6514 0871
F. +31 7 6520 1910
[email protected]
www.zuidenwind.nl
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UK
Category: Current Affairs
CAR BOMB
Kevin Toolis
Forget about nuclear missiles. The decisive weapon of the twenty-first century is the car
bomb. After Iraq, we now know that you can defeat a superpower, start a civil war or just
blow up your own government with a trunk load of home-made explosives and a battered
old car. In this startling new 2 x 1 hour series, ex-CIA agent Bob Baer, whose life was depicted by George Clooney in the Oscar winning movie Syriana, uncovers the history of this
extraordinary weapon. With shocking footage of car bomb attacks and penetrating interviews with car bombers, Baer reveals how the century of the car turned into the century
of the car bomb.
Running time: 2 x 47΄
Year of production: 2008
Production Company:
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Many Rivers Films
Java Films
Kathryn Bonnici
4-6 Villa Thoréton
Paris 75015, France
T. +34 634 869 646
F. +33 1 4060 2649
[email protected]r
www.javafilms.gr
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FRANCE
Category: History & Politics
CARBOMBING IN BEIRUT –
WHO KILLED RAFIC HARIRI?
Amal Hamelin des Essarts & Bernard de la Villardiere
Twice Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri uses his influential network in banking, construction, real estate, industry and the media towards achieving the goals of his country,
although many of his critics point at conflicts of interests between the politician and the
business man. He resigns as Prime Minister in 2004, rejecting the overpowering influence
of the Syrian government on his country, exercised in particular through the very pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud. On 14 February 2005, in spite of his armored car, a car bomb
kills him and many other people. This assassination marks the beginning of the Cedar Revolution and the departure of Syrian troops who had been in Lebanon since the Civil War.
This film recounts Rafic Hariri’s political career until his tragic death and tries to identify the
most plausible assumptions concerning the people behind this murder.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2008
Production Company:
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Ligne de Front Quartier Latin
ICTV
Michel Noll
17 rue du Colisée
Paris 75008, France
T. +33 1 6403 7098
F. +33 1 6403 7101
[email protected]
www.ictv-solferino.com
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UK
Category: Current Affairs
CARTELS AND POLICE CORRUPTION:
INSIDE MExICO’S DRUG WAR
Thierry Gayton
In today’s Mexico, drug cartels have become so powerful, they’re threatening the stability of the country. For the past two and a half years, President Felipe Calderón has been
waging open war on the drug cartels. 10,000 people have been killed; some regions in
Mexico are now more dangerous than Baghdad. Making the government’s job more difficult, many local police officers have been bribed by the cartels. To combat them, the government has recruited incorruptible policemen and installed secret cameras in police stations. We investigate Mexico’s drug war.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Ligne de Front
Java Films
Kathryn Bonnici
4-6 Villa Thoréton
Paris 75015, France
T. +34 634 869 646
F. +33 1 4060 2649
[email protected]
www.javafilms.gr
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Category: Environment & Wildlife
CASSOWARIES
Bianca Keeley
Cassowaries tells the action-packed, heartfelt story of the cassowaries of Northern Australia
struggling to survive after a one in 50 year cyclone destroyed their rainforest homes, while
revealing for the first time the natural history of the magnificent, wild, endangered Southern Cassowary. A prehistoric, six-foot creature moves stealthily through the ancient rainforest. A blazing, multi-coloured neck flashes in the forest gloom before one of the world’s
most bizarre and deadly birds majestically appears – the Southern Cassowary. In a stunning landscape where the rainforest meets the reef, the film takes you on an intimate journey inside the rarely seen world of cassowaries. These flightless giants can weigh up to
85kg, swim across crocodile-infested rivers and run at 40 kph. These are no ordinary
birds!
Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2008
Production Company:
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BK Films
Bianca Keeley
National Geographic Television International (NGTI)
Nina Vega
Shepherds Building East - 2nd Floor
Richmond Way - Shepherds Bush, W14 0DQ”
London
UK
T. +44 207 751 7555
F. +44 207 751 7556
[email protected]
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CANADA
Category: Lifestyles
CAT LADIES
Christie Callan-Jones
Cat Ladies is a one hour verité documentary that unravels the real story behind the oftridiculed “cat lady” – a cultural stereotype and figure of ridicule for women of a certain age
with too many furry companions. Through the intimate portrait of four unique “cat ladies”
the film creates a sensitive and emotionally honest portrait of women whose lives and selfworth have become intractably linked to cats. It’s not the number of cats that defines someone as a “cat lady”, but rather their attachment, or non-attachment, to human beings.
Running time: 60΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
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Sales Contact Person:
Chocolate Box Entertainment
Sally Blake
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
www.catndocs.com
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FRANCE
Category: Environment & Wildlife
CHAPARRI, THE SEVEN BEARS
OF THE SACRED MOUNTAIN
Nathalie Granger-Charles-Dominique
& André Charles-Dominique
In the forest of northwestern Peru, a farming community of 500 families decided to declare itself “an ecological community”, where threatened species, such as the spectacled
bear and the white winged guan were protected in a reserve, the revenue of which would
go towards education and health services for the community. Thanks to their enthusiasm
and tenacity, the “comuneros” obtained support from American and European scientists.
They managed to stand up to the big mining companies who wanted the land and threw
themselves into ecological agriculture, organic beekeeping, replanting, water recycling and
using renewable energy. Today, determined to leave their children a better world, the “comuneros” are meeting with other north Peruvian communities. They are trying to encourage them to follow their example, with the aim to create an ecological corridor, entirely managed by local populations.
Running time: 135’
Year of production: 2009
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Nathalie Granger-Charles-Dominique,
André Charles-Dominique
Nathalie Granger-Charles-Dominique,
André Charles-Dominique
1, Rue du Lavoir – la Bournée, 49700
Louresse-Rochemenier
France
T. +33241501993
[email protected]
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UK - LUxEMBOURG
Category: History & Politics
CHARLOTTE: A ROYAL AT WAR
Ray Tovstein
Charlotte: A Royal at War is the remarkable untold story of the propagandist in pearls who
inspired a nation through the power of radio. This is the true account of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg and her government’s pursuit of freedom against a brutal occupation.
As Hitler’s army invades in 1940, Charlotte and key ministers escape to set up a government-in-exile while Luxembourgers are left behind to endure five bitter years. Against criticism that she has abandoned her people, Charlotte uses the airwaves – o the only
weapon at her disposal – to broadcast messages. The film combines eyewitness testimony
with dramatic reconstructions and a unique color archive.
Running time: 98΄
Year of production: 2009
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Grace Productions
Lynn Rothwell
Espresso TV
David Hooper
25 York Villas
Brighton BN1 3TS, UK
T. +44 1273 730 929
F. +44 1273 299 403
[email protected]
www.espressotv.co.uk
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USA
Category: Adventure & Travel
CHASING THE SHADOWS
Tim Schultz
Documentary filmmaker Tim Schultz sets out for answers, while exploring his own childhood ghostly encounter. Following his four-year journey, we meet psychics, tarot reading
wizards, paranormal investigators, skeptics, and scientists. The crew journeys to celebrated haunted locations including the Stanley Hotel, famously known for inspiring the
classic horror novel The Shining and the Myrtles Plantation, which is said to be the most
haunted house in America.
Chasing the Shadows explores the mysterious world of electronic voice phenomena, photographic anomalies, poltergeist activity, and possession.
Whether you are a believer or an unbending skeptic, this film offers a fascinating look into
the world of paranormal investigations.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Bullhead Entertainment
Tim Schultz
Mercury Media International
Patricia Hickey
6 Baseline Studios, Whitchurch Road
London W11 4AT, UK
T. +44 20 7221 7221
F. +44 20 7221 7228
[email protected]
www.mercurymedia.org
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GREECE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
CHEERS TO LIFE
Marina Kounenaki
Then – the route: valley-river-cobble-stone road to the fount of Haniotena-Kritsa.
The reason – those memories for today: cafés, raki cauldrons, groups of locals, ladies’
soirees, serenades, musical instruments, dances, stories, images of yesterday, pictures
of their own way of life. With soul and raki...
Running time: 47΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Eirini Kounenaki
Sales Contact Person:
Eirini Kounenaki
87, Parashou Str.
Athens, 11474, Greece
T. +30 210 6667 785
F. +30 210 6664 971
[email protected]
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POLAND
Category: Current Affairs
CHEMO
Pawel Lozinski
Patients in an oncology clinic receive chemotherapy. Their faces can be seen in a close-up.
They lie in pairs and hold fascinating conversations. Life seen from a different perspective
by virtue of the distance offered by a hospital, reveals its value, sense and charm. Why so
late?
Running time: 58’
Year of production: 2009
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PAWEL LOZINSKI PRODUKCJA FILMOW, TVP S.A.
Pawel Lozinski
Krakow Film Foundation
Katarzyna Wilk
Morawskiego 5 p.434
Krakow 30-102, Poland
T. +48 122 946 945
[email protected]
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KOREA
Category: Current Affairs
CHILDREN OF GOD
Yi Seung-Jun
Where there is life, there is death. At the crematory by the Baghmati River in Katmandu,
the capital of Nepal, lies the holy pilgrimage site of Pashupatinath. Here there are people
whose livelihoods depend on the ritual of death. At the crematory, children live off the food
and money used in funeral ceremonies drifting in the river. The children, who are around
ten years old, are more than willing to jump into the river to make a mere ten rupees.
The Baghmati riverside is a holy ground and a crematory for the Hindus, but to children
this place is a playground, a home, and their workplace. Some of the kids who cannot stand
living in poverty at the crematory go out into the city to beg from cars in the streets. The
children may make more money panhandling in the city, but they are exposed to the danger of getting hit by cars and are likely to turn to cigarettes and glue-sniffing.
The government and grown-ups do not look after these children who beg at the city and
riverside crematory. Religious rituals are performed for the dead, but not for these vibrant
children with innocent eyes. Nobody respects children’s rights here. Children of God takes
an in-depth look at street children in Nepal and their struggle for life. Their innocent eyes
and the cheerful yet sorrowful songs make the audience think of God’s benediction and
God’s abandonment at the same time.
Running time: 58΄
Year of production: 2008
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Creek & River Korea Co. Ltd.
10 Francs
Guy Knafo
28 Rue de L’Equerre, Paris 75019, France
T. +33 1 4874 4377 F. +33 1 4874 8265
[email protected]
www.10francs.fr
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GERMANY
Category: Lifestyles
THE CHILDREN OF THE COMMUNE
Juliane Großheim
In the commune of the Viennese action-artist Otto Mühl, children should remain “unspoilt”
by the nuclear family and be brought up to become completely new human beings. Common sexuality, common property and the abolition of the parent-child relationship are the
basic elements of a social experiment which turned into a totalitarian system. Through the
eyes of former children of the commune and combined with extraordinary exclusive
footage from its archives, the film takes us into a world of utopia and abuse.
Running time: 52΄ & 77΄
Year of production: 2009
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Unafilm & ARTE
Titus Kreyenberg
Rise and Shine World Sales
Diana Karklin
29/30 Schlesische Strasse
Berlin 10997, Germany
T. +49 30 4737 2980
F. +49 30 4737 29820
[email protected]
www.riseandshine-berlin.de
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GERMANY
Category: Current Affairs
CHINA’S PUBLIC ENEMY NO. 1:
REBIYA KADEER’S BATTLE FOR
THE UYGHURS
Sylvia Nagel
Rebiya Kadeer is one of the richest women in East Turkestan, in West China. When she was
younger, she sewed shoes and clothes in order to feed her children. Later the Uyghur
woman became a business woman and a member of China’s National Congress of the People – whose members were being manipulated by the Chinese so that they appeared to
be treating equally all minorities that live in the country. But Rebiya Kadeer would not be
abused. The film tells the moving life story of Rebiya Kadeer and her fight for self-determination for her people.
Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2009
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a&o buero
Tristan Chytroschek
a&o buero
Tristan Chytroschek
Koppel 102 / Buero, D-20099
Hamburg
Germany
T. +49 402 800 6881
F. +49 402 800 6345
[email protected]
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INDIA
Category: History & Politics
CHINESE CHECKERS, TIBETAN
AMBIVALENCE & INDIAN DELUSIONS
Iobal Malhotra
The film looks at the intertwined interests and relationships between the British, the Tibetans, the Chinese and the Indians over the 20th century and beyond, on the subject of
Tibetan sovereignty. Political expediency at different points of time governed these relationships. However, both the British and the Indians were united in their desire to keep the
Chinese out of Tibet. Paradoxically, because of hitherto unrevealed and highly secret political compulsions, independent India’s first Prime Minister Nehru had to kowtow to the
Chinese and acquiesced to the Chinese annexation of Tibet in October 1950. Nevertheless,
the unique Indian contradiction simultaneously relied upon the British and Tibetan Agreement of 1914 to define independent India’s borders with Red China, while acquiescing to
China’s historical centuries old claim to Tibet, dating from the Huan Dynasty. Was Tibet ever
free? Did the Dalai Lama invite the Chinese to take over Tibet in 1950? Why did the Indians go to war with the Chinese over the Indo-Tibetan boundary? Why does India provide
a haven to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile, if India does not recognize Tibetan sovereignty? Will Tibet ever be free of Chinese rule? This film attempts to answer these questions and provides a uniquely revealing historical view of this whole debate over the last 100 years. The film is written, produced and directed by Iobal Malhotra.
Running time: 57΄
Year of production: 2008
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Aim Television Pvt. Ltd.
Iobal Malhotra
Aim Television PVT. Ltd.
Iobal Malhotra
F-59, 2nd Floor, Malhotra Building, Connaught Place
New Delhi 110001, India
T. +91 11 2335 0688 F. +91 11 2331 2584
[email protected]
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ITALY - IRELAND
Category: History & Politics
CHIPPERS
Nino Tropiano
We are in Dublin, where the Chippers are a well established community of 4,000 people
settled in the capital since the early twentieth century, all coming from Casalattico, Val Di
Comino (South of Italy). Five different families tell their story and offer insights into the experience of how a small community has preserved their cultural identity and link with their
country of origin while at the same time assimilating seamlessly into their host country.
The documentary features archive footage of the city of Dublin and extracts of short documentaries sourced from the Irish archive and from the Istituto Luce (Italy). This is a nostalgic, melancholic and at times funny portrait of a unique community
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2008
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Fall Films
Nino Tropiano
Vitagraph
Filippo D’Angelo
1 Via Schiavonia
Bologna 40121, Italy
T. +39 05 126 7150
F. +39 05 126 7150
[email protected]
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GREECE
Category: Current Affairs
THE CHRONICLES OF DESPAIR
(IN PARADISE)
Jennifer Nelson
In Athens, the burning summer of 2007, the filmmakers begin an urban journey into a city’s
dark center. Resting in disquieting squares, we find “ordinary” people – those silent bearers of personal and collective history – and listen to their stories of despair. Created from
intimate interviews with people alone in public, the film studies lamentation. By structuring
personal loss as music rather than narrative, a struggle is revealed taking place over the
scars of our “western paradise”. Why do terrible things occur? What are the ways we fall
through society’s cracks? Is there a God, and could that God be good? Stories of loss are
individual. But our strategies to continue living are choruses that animate and overwhelm
a city’s landscape.
Running time: 32΄
Year of production: 2010
Production Contact Person: Jennifer Nelson
Sales Contact Person:
Jennifer Nelson
18 Frynihou Street
Athens 105 58, Greece
T. +30 210 322 2248
[email protected]
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CZECH REPUBLIC
Category: History & Politics
CITIZEN HAVEL
Pavel Koutecký & Miroslav Janek
After the split of Czechoslovakia in 1992, former political dissident, leader of the Velvet Revolution, playwright any essayist Václav Havel became the first president of a new country,
the Czech Republic. Thus it came to pass that a former enemy of the state was actually given
the popular mandate to transform that state and its institutions. Such events are not commonplace so, from day one, he permitted his friend, filmmaker Pavel Koutecký, to be with
him, to capture as much of it as possible, whether in the Prague Castle or around the world.
The result is Citizen Havel, a documentary of never-before-seen footage that provides an
intimate look at a man thrust into the spotlight of international politics and celebrity, trying to maintain a balance between public and personal life while bringing his nation out
of its communist past and into a free, democratic future.
Running time: 58 ΄
Year of production: 2008
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Film & Sociologie, Negativ, Studio KF, FTV
Jarmila Poláková
Deckert Distribution GmbH
Heino Deckert
1 Marienplatz
Leipzig 04103, Germany
T. +49 341 215 6638
F. +49 341 215 6639
[email protected]
www.deckert-distribution.com
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BELGIUM - ITALY
Category: Art, Music & Culture
CITTADELLARTE
Fabio Wuytack
Cittadellarte, a city of art where creativity merges with new ideas to be reinjected into society. This was the dream that Michelangelo Pistoletto had at the end of the nineties. Today Cittadellarte is no longer a dream; the city of art is based on the riverside of the Italian city of Biella. Young artists, economists and scientists from around the world gather to
develop their projects for a socially responsible transformation. After his film Made in Italy,
filmmaker Fabio Wuytack returns to his beloved Italy. Together with the creative team of
Cittadellarte he tries to unravel the inspiring character of the place. It’s an adventure full
of surprising poetry.
Running time: 18΄
Year of production: 2010
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vzw Cuatro
Fabio Wuytack
vzw Cuatro
Fabio Wuytack
14 Axelsvaardeken
Wachtebeke 9185, Belgium
T. +32 48 541 6585
[email protected]
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PORTUGAL-SPAIN
Category: Lifestyles
THE CITY OF THE DEAD
Sérgio Tréfaut
One million inhabitants live there: in the tomb houses or in the buildings that have grown
up around the tombs. You can find bakeries, coffee shops, markets, a school, car mechanics. There’s everything inside the cemetery. The City of the Dead is gigantic but it feels like
a small village. Mothers want their daughters to marry, boys keep chasing after the girls.
These things never change. It doesn’t matter if you live in a big city, in a village or in a cemetery.
Running time: 62’
Year of production: 2009
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Faux, Ático Siete
Sérgio Trefaut
Faux
Sérgio Trefaut
Calçadinha do Tijolo, 48 – 2º
Lisboa
Portugal
T. +351 917 847 794
faux’[email protected]
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ISRAEL - THE NETHERLANDS
Category: History & Politics
CLASSMATES OF ANNE FRANK
Eyal Boers
To comprehend fully the events in the life of Anne Frank, one must listen to the voices of
the children who were there with her: the classmates of Anne Frank.
An inventor of games returns to his childhood neighborhood in Holland to reunite with five
of his and Anne Frank’s former classmates. The story of Anne’s classmates is illustrated
through interviews and discussions between the classmates themselves, and also through
rare archival material, photographs, footage, personal scrapbooks and letters.
Running time: 58΄
Year of production: 2008
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Theora Design
Theo Coster
JMT Films Distribution
Michael Treves
20 Bialik Street
Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
T. +972 52 363 3398
F. +972 52 363 3398
[email protected]
www.jmtfilms.com
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BULGARIA
Category: Environment & Wildlife
CLEANSING
Milan Kuzov
This is a documentary dealing with ecological topics and more specifically with the struggle with climate change. It focuses on the purification and reduction of harmful emissions
in the United Kingdom. The documentary features interviews with authors of projects related to the reduction of emissions, scientists, university professors, politicians and ordinary people, who discuss and share viewpoints of the latest UK developments in coping
with climate change.
The film shows examples of the implementation of green ideas and of successful good
practices, such as wind generators, wind turbines, eco-friendly wood houses, sea wave
generators, and so on.
Running time: 28΄
Year of production: 2008
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Bulgarian National Television
Daniela Kuzmanova
Bulgarian National Television
Daniela Kuzmanova
29 San Stefano Street
Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
T. +359 2 814 2390
F. +359 2 943 6045
[email protected]
www.bnt.bg
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GREECE
Category: Lifestyles
COLOSSI OF LOVE
Nikkos Mistriotis
The Colossi of Love is the story of the Greek characters known as “kamaki” – men who
were obsessed with courting female foreign tourists using special techniques during
the 70s and 80s. Even though “kamaki”, this Greek way of flirting which literally means
“harpoon”, was just about sex, in a society where sex with local women was culturally forbidden, it resulted in almost 1,000 mixed marriages on the island of Rhodes,
while it also revealed other issues: competitiveness among males, a desire to be different to everyone else, and a feeling of superiority brought on by seducing foreign
women. Issues indicative of a country at a turning point, in terms of both cultural and
sexual taboos.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2010
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XYZ Productions
Yannis Kopsias
Hellenic Broadcasting Corp. ERT S.A., ARTE/ZDF
Yannis Kollias
432, Messoghion Ave.
Athens 15342, Greece
T. +30 210 6075 711
F. +30 210 6075 715
[email protected]
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USA - THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Art, Music & Culture
COMING BACK FOR MORE
Willem Alkema
Sly Stone is one of the great musical innovators of the last 50 years. With his band the Family Stone, he was one of the highlights of the Woodstock Festival. Sly survived his drug addiction but disappeared in the early 80s from the limelight. He became untraceable for
years. Filmmakers, musicians (Prince) and friends had tried to contact him, without success. TV stations had offered thousands of dollars in the hope of an interview, but Sly was
not to be tempted. In 2002, director/musician Willem Alkema started searching for Sly
Stone. Two years later, he found Sly living in a house just outside Los Angeles. Sly Stone
didn’t want to be found or filmed but Willem didn’t give up. Finally, in June 2009, Sly gave
his first filmed interview in more than 20 years.
Running time: 76’
Year of production: 2009
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Dwars Productions, NPS TV
William Alkema
Dwars Productions
William Alkema
Ceintuurbaan 15, 8022AW
Zwolle
The Netherlands
T. +31 621 962 198
[email protected]
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THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Environment & Wildlife
CONNECTING DELTA CITIES
Ellen Davids
According to Konrad Steffen, an authority on arctic climatology, sea levels will rise more
than one meter by the end of this century. “Sea levels will continue to rise and probably
at a faster rate than today.” This film takes a look at four of the world’s coastal cities that
will be and are already being directly affected by sea level rise. The need for adaptation is
becoming more and more urgent. But how swift are cities in taking adequate response
measures? Interviews with scientists, policymakers and inhabitants show that each city
faces its own dilemmas, cultural habits, political structure and history, which makes it difficult to undertake immediate and necessary action. However, the problems are global and
the similarities in the dangers and challenges can only be tackled more efficiently with an
exchange of knowledge and intensive co-operation.
Running time: 50΄
Year of production: 2009
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Rode Vis Producties
Eva Zwart
NPO/RNW Sales
Kaisa Kriek
45 Sumatralaan
Hilversum 1217 GP, The Netherlands
T. +31 35 677 3561
F. +31 35 677 5318
[email protected]
www.nposales.com
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GERMANY
Category: Current Affairs
THE CONQUEST OF INNER FREEDOM
Aleksandra Kumorek & Silvia Kaiser
Tegel prison in Berlin, Germany, permitted a unique experiment in 2000 which saw serious criminals engaging in philosophy. For a whole year we accompany hardened convicts
who use Socratic dialogues to question themselves and their own value systems. This is a
serious undertaking, for the conquest of inner freedom takes place in the violent atmosphere of a prison where both internal and external resistance must be overcome.
Running time: 80΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Gegenlicht Filmproduktion
& Tschagga Filmproduktion
Production Contact Person: Aleksandra Kumorek
Sales Company:
Deckert Distribution GmbH
Sales Contact Person:
Heino Deckert
1 Marienplatz
Leipzig 04103, Germany
T. +49 341 215 6638
F. +49 341 215 6639
[email protected]
www.deckert-distribution.com
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USA
Category: Art, Music & Culture
COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS
Benjamin Franzen
Can you own a sound? As hip-hop rose from the streets of New York to become a multibillion-dollar industry, artists such as Public Enemy and De La Soul began re-using portions of previously recorded music for their songs. But when record company lawyers got
involved everything changed. Years before people started downloading and remixing music, hip-hop sampling sparked a debate about copyright, creativity and technological
change that still rages today.
Running time: 65΄
Year of production: 2009
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Copyright Criminals LLC
Benjamin Franzen
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
www.catndocs.com
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GREECE
Category: Current Affairs
A CRY ON DECEMBER
Costas Kolimenos
The film A Cry On December was produced subsequently to the violent protests and riots
that erupted in Athens and throughout Greece on December 2008 over the fatal shooting
of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos by the police.
The film is fixed as a sequence of short subjects combined on the common theme of the
December 2008 events featuring documentary and artistic elements.
Running time: 30΄
Year of production: 2009
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Mediascope
Giota Konstantatou
Mediascope
Costas Kolimenos
2-4 Asteriou Str., Zografou
Athens 157 73, Greece
T. +30 210 775 2593
[email protected]
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BULGARIA
Category: Art, Music & Culture
CUBA IS MUSIC
Ilian Djevelekov
In Cuba everything is expressed by music – the declaration of love and the rich harvest,
the birth of a child and the loss of a donkey, the longing and the melancholy.
The Cuban music is well-known all over the world but few know what “son” and “bolero”
mean, when these styles emerged and where they originated from. Thanks to the great
Bulgarian singer Jordanka Hristova we are opening the secret room of Cuban music and
the forgotten files where the history of “son” and “bolero” is kept.
Running time: 45΄
Year of production: 2009
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Miramar Film
Mila Voinikova
Miramar Film
Mila Voinikova
40 Evlogi Georgiev blvd.
Sofia 1124, Bulgaria
T. +359 2 943 4904
F. +359 3 944 72 68
[email protected]
www.miramarfilm.com
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ITALY
Category: Art, Music & Culture
CUBA’S GOLD
Giuliano Montaldo
The Cuban Revolution celebrates its fiftieth anniversary: fifty years of history, myths and
challenges in a country that has influenced politics and culture throughout the entire world,
becoming a symbol of the revolt against capitalism for many. Though a country with a
wealth of contradictions, Cuba has always proved to be an object of fascination, on account
of its marked political and cultural identity. Cuba’s Gold takes an in-depth look at the most
stirring and dramatic moments in the history of the Caribbean island. At the same time it
analyses the present by listening to the hopes, opinions, expectations and dreams of many
young people in an attempt to imagine the future that awaits this small country with a sizeable history. Cuba’s Gold is expert filmmaker Giuliano Montaldo’ exploration of the Cuban
soul.
Running time: 74΄
Year of production: 2008
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Fidia Film, RAI Cinema
Rai Trade
Margherita Zocaro
18 via Umberto Novaro
Rome 00195, Italy
T. +39 06 3749 8341
F. +39 06 3701 1343
[email protected]
www.raitrade.it
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SOUTH AFRICA
Category: Art, Music & Culture
DAUGHTER OF SPIRITS
Henner Frankenfeld
In September 2004, an unusual solo photography exhibition was held at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Young photographer Sipho Futshane, exhibited a series of photographs
which he had taken of his mother, Nobantu, from 2000 to 2003. The photos documented
how she, at the late age of 40 had become a sangoma (traditional healer). It also marked
the end of a long period of bad luck, unhappiness and discord within the Futshane family which they attributed to Nobantu refusing her calling by the ancestors to become a sangoma.
The film, in Zulu and English, follows Sipho as he photographs his mother, culminating in
the photography exhibition. Through this process, his relationship with her deepens and
he begins to explore his own spirituality and his relationship with traditional beliefs. In an
extraordinary and emotional interview with his mother, she tells him for the first time in
detail about her past. As his spirituality evolves, he considers following his mother’s path
and becoming a sangoma himself.
Running time: 50΄
Year of production: 2008
Production Company:
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PictureNET Africa
Henner Frankenfeld
SABC 3
Khanya Ngwenya
Radio Park, Auckland Park 2006
Johannesburg, South Africa
T. +27 82 861 7946
[email protected]
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SOUTH AFRICA
Category: Art, Music & Culture
DAWN MATTHEWS
Tim Greene
Taking its cue from the UK series Who Do You Think You Are? that climbed the family trees
of well-known celebrities and memorably uncovered Ainsley Harriott’s slavery history,
Greene delves into the background of soapie star Dawn Mathews and excavates a past as
difficult as her present is privileged. Marriage to a Jewish husband provokes a curiosity to
uncover her own history, which leads to a biological DNA inheritance test, a journey to the
Origins Centre at Wits to discover her Khoi roots, and a trip back to the Eastern Cape on a
quest to find the identity of her biological father and the revered ‘Malabar’ slaves family connection. The journey becomes a very personal step back – to a simpler time when family rather than fame was center stage, feathers were the gold of the day and women, rather
than men, were the glue that bound.
Running time: 50΄
Year of production: 2009
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Rapid Blue
Kee-leen Irivne
Rapid Blue
Kee-leen Irivne
263 OAK AVENUE, FERNDALE, RANDBURG, 2194
Cape Town 8001, South Africa
T. +27 11 789 7830
F. +27 11 388 1468
[email protected]
www.rapidblue.com
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Category: History & Politics
THE DAY WE SURRENDER TO THE AIR
Antonio Jose Guzman
Surrendering to the air means floating. It means unlimited movement, and this is precisely
what director Antonio Jose Guzman does in his project The Day We Surrender to the Air.
Guzman got his DNA analyzed in the United States and discovered that he is of African, Central and North American, and European lineage. His genetic identity was based on the diasporas of his forefathers. So how did his parents end up in Panama? In this first part of
what ultimately should become a trilogy, Guzman offers up an experimental mix of
footage of interviews and dance from places where he has roots. His trip around the world
and quest to find himself opens up a wider perspective on the countless surprising connections between the people of all continents. The question arises as to what nationality
actually means. Is it anything more than a passport? After all, Guzman feels more linked
to his African ancestors than his Dutch ones. How do the various elements of his identity
relate to one another? Starting with Guzman’s own DNA, his “atom”, as he calls it, the film
opens a window onto the world.
Running time: 60’
Year of production: 2009
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Guzman Films
Antonio Jose Guzman
Guzman Films
Antonio Jose Guzman
Eerste van Swindenstr 116 HS, 1093 GL
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T. +31 627 340 646
[email protected]
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THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Lifestyles
A DEADLY DILEMMA
Juul Bovenberg
In Deadly Dilemma, three GPs are followed during the preparations for and the sequel to
performing euthanasia on one of their patients. The film examines the “paradox” which is
often experienced by doctors surrounding euthanasia; in rational terms, they consider it
a reasonable option, yet they still feel resistance because killing someone is not a natural
act for a doctor.
Euthanasia confronts doctors with their own emotions, beliefs and their views on life and
death. How do doctors cope emotionally with euthanasia? What impact does it have on
their private lives? And, do doctors face a mourning process after the death of their patient?
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Talent United, VPRO Television
Swaze Hartog
NPO/RNW Sales
Kaisa Kriek
45 Sumatralaan
Hilversum 1217 GP, The Netherlands
T. +31 35 677 3561
F. +31 35 677 5318
[email protected]
www.nposales.com
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POLAND
Category: Lifestyles
DECALOGUE AFTER... THE DECALOGUE
B. Januchta & B. Hyzy-Czolpinska & M. Cuske &
M. Koszalka & E. Swiecinska & P. Jaworski &
B. Bugajska & R. Rozycki & J. Sosinski
The Decalogue after... The Decalogue (Dekalog po... Dekalogu) – a cycle of ten documentaries, based on an auteur idea by Beata Januchta, created to commemorate and follow
Krzysztof Kieślowski’s The Decalogue, which premiered 20 years ago.
The mastermind of the cycle invited representatives of the new generation of Polish documentary filmmakers to cooperate on this project. And thus was born an original tentheme tale of Polish daily life – the modern human-interest stories, that is. Ordinary people are the leads of each part, disoriented and lost, overwhelmed by the onslaught of their
quotidian concerns, on a search for their own identity.
Each part is an original auteur interpretation of the given Commandment. Each is a question and, at the same time, a statement, proposition, or sometimes a puzzle.
Running time: 10 x 30΄
Year of production: 2008
Production Company:
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TVP SA & Channel 2
Aleksandra Biernacka
TVP SA
Maria Nadolna
17, J.P. Woronicza Street
Warsaw 00-999, Poland
T. +48 22 547 6139
F. +48 22 547 7583
[email protected]
www.tvp.pl
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SWITZERLAND
Category: Lifestyles
DHARAVI, SLUM FOR SALE
Lutz Konermann
Against the background of modern visions, social injustice and mounting aggression, Dharavi, Slum for Sale deals with one of the fundamental conflicts of our time: the struggle between modernity and tradition. In downtown Mumbai, in sight of the skyscrapers, lies
Dharavi, Asia’s biggest slum. In this no-man’s-land, Mukesh Mehta sees his chance of a lifetime. He wants to turn Mumbai into the international metropolis of the 21st century and
rebuilt Dharavi. Many people are opposed to Mehta’s vision. They are convinced that they
will lose their way of life and fear that step into modernity.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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HugoFilm
Thomas Kumena
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
www.catndocs.com
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ITALY
Category: History & Politics
DIARY OF A MOUNTAIN PRIEST
Stefano Saverioni
Father Filippo Lanci is a young and restless spirit. His parish is situated in a small and remote village under the slopes of Gran Sasso d’Italia, the highest mountain of the Apennines in Abruzzo. After the summer holidays, just a few elders and families keep living in
the stone houses and, when the level of the snow is high, being cut off is very frequent.
As a result, the secular churches become more and more empty, the side streets are deserted, the pastures and the valleys fall silent while the wind rises. Sometimes this is the
landscape of the harrowing mystics; sometimes of the hard exiles. In such a frontier condition among simple but precious traditions, the young priest will try to cope with his own
contradictions and difficulties with Catholic rules, finding at last the way to understand himself and his own relationship with God.
Running time: 60΄
Year of production: 2008
Production Contact Person: Stefano Saverioni
Sales Company:
Vitagraph
Sales Contact Person:
Filippo D’Angelo
1 Via Schiavonia
Bologna 40121, Italy
T. +39 05 126 7150
F. +39 05 126 7150
[email protected]
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ISRAEL
Category: History & Politics
DIPLOMAT
Dana Goren
The Hotel Diplomat in Jerusalem was once a five-star hotel. For nearly 20 years it is home
to some 600 immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Never having integrated into Israeli society, its residents have created their own little island, secluded from the outside
world. Many of them never leave the haven of its walls. After all, even their most basic
needs like medical care and cultural activities can be provided for by their neighbors down
the hall in their own language, Russian. Meticulously executed, this documentary film has
the feel of a surreal feature film about a world within a world and the people who live there.
Running time: 80΄
Year of production: 2009
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July August Productions
Cinephil
Philippa Kowarsky
18 Levontin Street
Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
T. +972 3 566 4129
F. +972 3 560 1436
[email protected]
www.cinephil.co.il
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USA
Category: Environment & Wildlife
DIRT! THE MOVIE
Bill Benenson & Gene Rosow
How easy it is to ignore dirt, the most basic building block of all. According to the Bible,
it’s the source of life, and according to science, it’s essential for our existence. Narrator Jamie
Lee Curtis tells the story of dirt, and the environmental, economic, social, and political impact that misuse of the soil has for our world. This may be a film about dirt, but it is also
a film about hope because, as experts explain on screen, we can harness the beauty and
power of dirt and still reach a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with the soil.
Running time: 55΄ & 85΄
Year of production: 2009
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Cinephil
Philippa Kowarsky
18 Levontin Street
Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
T. +972 3 566 4129
F. +972 3 560 1436
[email protected]
www.cinephil.co.il
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ESTONIA
Category: History & Politics
DISCO AND ATOMIC WAR
Jaak Kilmi
Disco and Atomic War tells the story of a strange kind of information war, where a totalitarian regime stands face to face with the heroes of popular culture. And loses. Western
popular culture had an incomparable role shaping Soviet children’s world-views in those
days – in ways that now seem slightly odd. Finnish television was a window onto a world
of dreams that the authorities could not block in any way. Though Finnish channels were
banned, many households found some way to access the forbidden fruit. Disco and Atomic
War offers its own version of recent history, mixing spy games into a human tragicomedy. Running time: 78΄
Year of production: 2009
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Eetriüksus
Kiur Aarma
Autlook Filmsales
Andrea Hock
4/17 Trappelgasse
Vienna 1040, Austria
T. +43 720 34 69 34
[email protected]
www.autlookfilms.com
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BULGARIA
Category: Art, Music & Culture
DO YOU REMEMBER
Maya Vaptsarova
The story of Do You Remember is all about time and space of the past moved along to the
reality of today. It is not only a tribute to Nikola Vaptsarov on the 100th anniversary of his
birth, it carries the message of the poet to today’s younger generation of the exceptional
power of the human spirit turning the suffering for a better life into triumph. The intention of the film is to creatively unveil some lesser known facts of the poet’s biography in
order to provoke reflection on the moral values which have taken us across the centuries
only to meet the wall of ubiquitous corruption, crime, violence and famine which continue
their presence as the most pronounced symbols of “democracy” in the 21st century, and
to make us concerned. A significant number of young people find the world a hostile and
scary place, they are easily misled into escaping reality and finding refuge in their own personal isolation through drugs or in the virtual reality of computers, even in dedication of
their lives to ritual suicide. Do You Remember reminds young people of Vaptsarov’s legacy
of peaceful struggle through labor for the development and progress of mankind, for faith
and hope in the creation of a more humane civilization, and of the belief that the difficulties in life will be overcome.
Running time: 54΄
Year of production: 2009
Sales Company:
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Bulgaria Film Company
Ivet Vassileva
64, Ralevitza str., entr.A, app.4
Sofia 1618, Bulgaria
T. +359 2 854 8359
F. +359 2 854 8359
[email protected]
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ITALY
Category: Current Affairs
THE DOMITIANA ROAD
Romano Montesarchio
The Domitiana is an ancient Roman road, on the border between the provinces of Naples
and Caserta. Now an “accomplice” to the large number of immigrants, it is an outpost of
the so-called third world within the rich and developed West. The documentary tells the
thousand-year history of this road and how it has turned into a no-man’s-land, where
everything is the opposite of what it could and should be.
Where there is no road there is no civilization.
Running time: 60΄
Year of production: 2008
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Effetto Vertigo
Romano Montesarchio
Vitagraph
Filippo D’Angelo
1 Via Schiavonia
Bologna 40121, Italy
T. +39 05 126 7150
F. +39 05 126 7150
[email protected]
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TURKEY-GREECE
Category: Lifestyles
DREAM GANG
Seyfettin Tokmak & Kenan Kavut
Dream Gang is the tragicomic story of three treasure hunters who live in a village on the
slopes of the Kure Mountains in Turkey. For over twenty years, our heroes, Arif (67),
Mehmet (56) and Refik(48) have been searching for a treasure which they think is hidden somewhere in the mountains. Led by Arif and his magical treasure detector consisting of two deer horns, and supported by technical wizard Mehmet and Refik the Digger,
this likeable gang is an ideal team since each member complements the other. During the
excavations, which are accompanied by strange rituals, our heroes’ main inspiration are the
verses that Arif has written himself in his diaries but which he claims are being whispered
to him by a divine power: at times they are about the Karun Treasure, other times about
Noah’s Ark and sometimes even about the tomb of Eve, the mother of mankind. Never finding a single thing over the years, being labeled as lunatics by neighbors and getting into
trouble with the law never deters this “dream gang” from keeping up their hopes.
Running time: 34’
Year of production: 2009
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+90 Film Productions, Onos Productions
Chronis Pechlivanidis
+90 Film Productions, Onos Productions
Chronis Pechlivanidis
Iraklidon 18
Athens
Greece
T. +302103417228
F. +302103417256
[email protected]
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ICELAND
Category: Environment & Wildlife
DREAMLAND
Thorfinnur Gudnason & Andri Snær Magnason
How much unspoiled nature should we preserve and what do we sacrifice for clean, renewable energy? In Dreamland a nation with an abundance of choices gradually becomes
caught up in a plan to turn its wilderness and beautiful nature into a massive system of
hydroelectric and geothermal power plants with dams and reservoirs. Leading up to the
country’s greatest economic crisis, the government started the largest mega project in the
history of Iceland, to build the biggest dam in Europe to provide Alcoa cheap electricity for
an aluminum smelter in the rugged east fjords of Iceland. Clean energy brings along a polluting industry and international corporations. Dreamland gradually turns into a disturbing picture of corporate power taking over nature and small communities. It’s the dark side
of green energy.
Running time: 55’ & 89’
Year of production: 2009
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Ground Control Productions
Hanna Bjork Valsdottir
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133, F-75004
Paris
France
T. +33 144 596 353
[email protected]
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THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Environment & Wildlife
DRONA & ME
Catherine van Campen
A portrait of the autistic Hindu boy Drona. We watch him through the eyes of Arjun, his
elder brother, and so a lovingly double-portrait will be formed of these two brothers.
Running time: 47΄
Year of production: 2009
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Zuidenwind Filmproductions
Joost Seelen
Zuidenwind Filmproductions
Rob Mass
P.O. Box 4673
Breda 4803 ER, The Netherlands
T. +31 76 514 0871
[email protected]
www.zuidenwind.nl
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BELGIUM
Category: Current Affairs
DUNIA ZALEM, LIFE IS FOR FREE
Jean-Paul de Zaedtijd
Back on the scene of a childhood devoted to work, Fatimata, 27, tells the story of a group
of children from Burkina Faso. Tene, Souley and Ado, aged between 7 and 14, work just to
get by. Like many other children, they were sent to town by their impoverished parents.
After five years in Belgium, what seemed normal at the time, now upsets her. Torn between
African and Western points of view, she wonders about the future of these children.
Running time: 56΄
Year of production: 2009
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PBC Pictures
Patrice Bauduinet
Ventes - CBA/WIP - Sales
Thierry Detaille
19F Avenue des Arts
Bruxelles 1000, Belgium
T. +32 47 761 7170
F. +32 2 227 2239
[email protected]
www.ventes-cbawip-sales.be
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GERMANY - GREECE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
DUSTIN!
Konstantinos-Antonios Goutos / the [video]Flâneu®
Berlin, Gendarmenmarkt, February 4, 2003, 8:31 pm, below zero temperature. The Golden
Camera Awards ceremony. In a few minutes, Dustin Hoffman will be honored with the “lifetime achievement film award”... Security guys, professional and amateur cameramen, fans,
are all awaiting his arrival... A (non)spectacular documentary, shot with a normal digital
video apparatus, investigates the human reactions to glamour, the star system and fame...
Without camera moves, without a zoom lens, without special lighting, without an extra
microphone, without special effects, without permission. The sound and the length of the
shoot are the original ones. The whole film is a single take.
Running time: 9΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Konstantinos-Antonios Goutos
Sales Contact Person:
Konstantinos-Antonios Goutos
181/301 Gaertnerstrasse
Leipzig 04209, Germany
T. +49 152 0513 3257
[email protected]
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CANADA
Category: Environment & Wildlife
EARTH KEEPERS
Sylvie van Brabant
Frightening rumors are spreading; the economy is faltering; pollution is getting worse; children are going hungry; climate change is accelerating – our planet is in full-blown crisis.
The diagnosis has been made; now is the time for action. Earth Keepers traces the quest
of Mikael Rioux – a young activist from Trois-Pistoles, Quebec – who first lobbied to save
the river he loved as a child and has gone on to defend a plethora of environmental causes.
Once an angry young man, now a young father, concerned about the legacy he will leave
to his son, Mikael has courage and the will to learn. “I finally got fed up with just raising
issues,” he says. “I wanted to find answers and concrete solutions.”That credo drives his quest
and is also the common thread in the stories told in this inspiring documentary.
Running time: 83’
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Prod. Du Rapide-Blanc,
National Film Board of Canada
Production Contact Person: Madeleine Belisle
Sales Company:
National Film Board of Canada
Sales Contact Person:
Johanne St-Arnauld
3155 Cote-de-Liesse Rd., H4N 2N4
St. Laurent, Quebec
Canada
T. +1 514 496 4134
F. +1 514 496 1895
[email protected]
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UK
Category: Lifestyles
THE EDGE OF DREAMING
Amy Hardie
This is the story of a rational, sceptical woman, a mother and wife, who does not normally
remember her dreams. Until she dreamt her horse was dying. She woke up so scared that
she went outside in the night. She found the horse dead. The next dream told her she would
die herself at the age of 48. The Edge of Dreaming charts every step of that year. The film
explores life and death in the context of a loving family, whose happiness is increasingly
threatened as the dream seems to come true. The film mixes humor, science and married
life, as Amy attempts to understand what is happening to her. Animation, home movies
and the spectacular Scottish landscape make the journey a pleasure for the senses and a
celebration of the desire for life.
Running time: 73’
Year of production: 2009
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Passion Picture
Amy Hardie
Autlook Filmsales
Andrea Hock
Trappelgasse 4/17, 1040
Vienna
Austria
T. +43 720 346 934
[email protected]
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USA
Category: Lifestyles
EDIE & THEA:
A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT
Susan Muska & Greta Olafsdottir
After 42 years, feisty and delightful lesbians, Edie and Thea, are finally getting married. From
the early 60s to the present day, the tireless community activists persevere through many
battles, both personal and political. These two compassionate and brave women are a
model of courage and strength that speaks to everyone, of any age. Through this film audiences will recognize that dancing, like loving, can continue at any age, and rediscover the
timeless message “Don’t postpone joy”. A love story of two remarkable women, whose
commitment to each other is an inspiration to us all.
Running time: 61’
Year of production: 2009
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Bless Bless Productions
Susan Muska
SND Films
Sydney Neter
P.O. BOX 15703, 1001 NE
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T. +31 20 404 07 07
F. +31 20 404 07 08
[email protected]
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ICELAND
Category: Art, Music & Culture
EISTNAFLUG 2008
Atli Sigurjónsson
Four days of non-stop fun when sleeping is kept at a minimum and alcohol consumption
and rock ’n’ roll at a premium. Welcome to Eistnaflug (which means, literally, testicles flying), a yearly heavy metal festival in Neskaupsstadur in the east of Iceland. It’s the only big
festival in Iceland where heavy metal is the main theme, the yearly high tide of Icelandic
rock-dogs. The festival is in its fifth year now and it has become a tradition to film the festivities and present a fully fledged documentary a year later. Here, sweaty rock ’n’ rollers
debate music, life, philosophy and the festival – and numerous other things not fit to print.
Opinions differ, some only want hard rock while others welcome a more varied selection
of bands.
Running time: 37΄
Year of production: 2009
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Ljótur bangsi
Atli Sigurjónsson
Ljótur bangsi
Atli Sigurjónsson
6 Pinghólsbraut
Kópavogur 200, Iceland
T. +354 848 1781
[email protected]
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BELGIUM
Category: Current Affairs
EL EJIDO, THE LAW OF PROFIT
Jawad Rhalib
Moroccan immigrants flood Spain’s Almeira region seeking a better life; instead they find
inescapable poverty, blatant racism, and back-breaking labour. The village of El Ejido exports one third of Europe’s fresh fruit, yet Europeans remain oblivious to the slave-like conditions endured by the immigrants whose labour they rely on. (TV version)
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2008
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Latcho Drom
Jawad Rhalib
Ventes - CBA/WIP - Sales
Thierry Detaille
19F Avenue des Arts
Bruxelles 1000, Belgium
T. +32 47 761 7170
F. +32 2 227 2239
[email protected]
www.ventes-cbawip-sales.be
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FRANCE-BELGIUM
Category: Lifestyles
EL PUESTO
Aurélien Lévêque
Marin lives alone in a hut in the middle of the great expanses of Argentina. A few visits
sometimes break the solitude of this bitter Patagonian life. The meeting with a foal gives
a human dimension to this wild tale. A western without gunfights.
Running time: 74’
Year of production: 2009
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Celluloid Films
Aurelien Leveque
Celluloid Films
Aurelien Leveque
12- 14 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau
Montreuil
France
T. +33 627 814 990
[email protected]
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GREECE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
ELIAS TSEHOS,
EITHER A DROP OR AN OCEAN
Elias Iosifidis
Elias Tsehos is a major Modern Greek poet. The documentary follows his life and experiences of the last ten years, during which he’s lived isolated in his birthplace on
Mount Vermio. The poet opens his heart and speaks in a sincere and confessional
mood. “Yes or no, life is a repetition. I despise repetition. I call upon the past in the
same way the future calls upon me. Drinking my coffee black and bitter, as bitter as
life, and don’t let the sugar fool you!”
Running time: 55΄
Year of production: 2010
Production Company:
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Zopiros
Elias Iosifidis
Zopiros
Elias Iosifidis
19, Tombazi Str.
Athens, Greece
T. +30 210 6127 906
F. +30 210 6127 906
[email protected]
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SPAIN - USA
Category: History & Politics
END OF WAITING TIME
Antonio Perez Molero & Jesus Sanjurjo
In 1936, General Francisco Franco led a coup d’état against the Spanish Republic that gave
rise to a brutal civil war.
During his long dictatorship, hundreds of people were arrested, executed or disappeared.
Today, family members of those who vanished have begun to look for their relatives’ remains and reflect on that dark period and its ongoing effect on their lives.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Inicia Films & ITVS International
Valérie Delpierre
JMT Films Distribution
Michael Treves
20 Bialik Street
Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
T. +972 52 363 3398
F. +972 52 363 3398
[email protected]
www.jmtfilms.com
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Category: Art, Music & Culture
ENDLESS CREATIVITY – THE LIFE OF
HELENA MACREE TSAVALAS
Christabel Savalas
This is a film about the life and work of Helena Macree Tsavalas.
She is a widely published author, a career that began early in her childhood. She took a
special interest in children’s education and created stories and games that not only entertained, but broadened children’s views of the world, and promoted peace and understanding. Her original and enchanting fairy tales are especially loved and are still in print.
She also created dolls that represented historical events, as well as fictional characters, and
won prizes in competitive exhibitions in Athens, Paris, and the US. Her work earned her
scholarships at prestigious institutions such as the Sorbonne, the University of Lyons, Columbia University and Queens College. As a lecturer and camp councilor for young women,
she was an early advocate for women’s issues.
Running time: 40΄
Year of production: 2009
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Liana Rondo Productions
Christabel Savalas
Liana Rondo Productions
Christabel Savalas
951 Eddy Street # 405
San Francisco CA 94109, USA
T. +1 415 776 4161
F. +1 415 776 7613
[email protected]
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UK-CAMBODIA
Category: History & Politics
ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE
Rob Lemkin & Thet Sambath
The Khmer Rouge slaughtered nearly two million people in the late 1970s. Yet the Killing
Fields of Cambodia remain unexplained. Until now. Enter Thet Sambath, an unassuming
yet cunning investigative journalist, who spends a decade of his life gaining the trust of
the men and women who perpetrated the massacres. From the foot soldiers who slit
throats to Pol Pot’s right-hand man, the notorious “Brother Number Two”, Sambath records
shocking testimony never before seen or heard. Having neglected his own family for
years, Sambath’s work comes at a price. But his is a personal mission. He lost his parents
and his siblings in the Killing Fields. Amidst his journey to discover why his family died,
we come to understand for the first time the real story of Cambodia’s tragedy.
Running time: 52’ & 94’
Year of production: 2009
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Old Street Films
Rob Lemkin
Old Street Films
Rob Lemkin
67 HURST STREET, OXFORD OX4 1HA
Oxford
UK
T. +44 788 944 1378
F. +44 186 524 1772
[email protected]
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UK
Category: Lifestyles
ERASING DAVID
David Bond
In this engaging documentary, filmmaker David Bond decides to escape for a month, and
let private investigators track him using whatever information they can find in the public
domain. The results are astonishing, and as a range of interviewees, including David Blunkett, Henry Porter and Timothy Garton-Ash explain, the mountain of data being accumulated and centralized by the government is epic in scope, and can be devastating when misapplied. Erasing David is a timely clarion call to those of us interested in guarding our civil
liberties in an increasingly invasive digital age.
Running time: 80΄
Year of production: 2009
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Green Lions Films
Ashley Jones
Green Lions Films
Ashley Jones
114a Hoxton Street
London N1 6SH, UK
T. +44 20 7060 5466
[email protected]
www.greenlions.com
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THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Science & Technology
THE ERECTIONMAN
Michael Schaap
This movie tracks the history of a little pill that popped on to the market ten years ago, and
turned the world upside down. These tiny blue diamonds are also known as Viagra. Nosy
and armed with a healthy dose of humor, the director discovers a tale about virility, anxiety and the state of our modern-day man.
How one little pill changed the course of sexual evolution.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Submarine
Michael Schaap
Autlook Filmsales
Andrea Hock
4/17 Trappelgasse
Vienna 1040, Austria
T. +43 720 34 69 34
[email protected]
www.autlookfilms.com
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ISRAEL
Category: History & Politics
ESCAPELAND
Oren Tirosh
Escapeland follows a love story that develops against all odds between Eshel, a young Israeli woman from a kibbutz, and Adel, a Sudanese Muslim, a UN refugee, who is not allowed entry into Israel.
The couple has two children, and for years now Eshel is forced to constantly travel between
a remote beach in Sinai (Egypt) where Adel lives and works, and her mother’s home in Kibbutz Ein-Shemer.
The family shifts between hope for a future together, and despair about the economic and
bureaucratic obstacles.
Running time: 49΄
Year of production: 2008
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Cinemax Productions
10 Francs
Guy Knafo
28 Rue de L’Equerre
Paris 75019, France
T. +33 1 4874 4377
F. +33 1 4874 8265
[email protected]
www.10francs.fr
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BULGARIA - AUSTRIA
Category: History & Politics
EUROPOLIS, THE TOWN OF THE DELTA
Kostadin Bonev
In 1933 Eugeniu Botez, an engineer by profession and a commandant of the harbor of
Sulina, wrote a novel. He called it Europolis and singed it as Jean Bart. A year later he died.
In this strange novel, Jean Bart prophecies that one day nothing will be left of the town,
once full of life. With the death of Europolis, Europe will begin slowly dying in pain. A few
years later his prophecy started to come true…
Running time: 80΄
Year of production: 2009
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Two and a Half Film Company
Penko Roussev
Trivium Films
Kostadin Bonev
Nadajda 152-A, app. 35
Sofia 1220, Bulgaria
T. +35 988 846 5735
[email protected]
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UK
Category: Current Affairs
EVERYDAY BUT SUNDAY
Rosa Russo
Hiwot Beyene is 12 years old and dreams of becoming a doctor. She lives in a small
Ethiopian village with her parents and brothers in a two-room hut. Every morning she
walks for an hour and a half to school to learn about farming, hygiene and health. After
school, Hiwot spends hours on household chores till the evening, when she steals an hour
to do her homework.
Running time: 17’
Year of production: 2009
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Onepeople Films
Rosa Russo
Onepeople Films
Stella Papadopoulou
34 Thames Road, W4 3RE
London
UK
T. +44 770 247 8212
[email protected]
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COLOMBIA-FRANCE
Category: Lifestyles
EVERYONE WILL BE HERE
María Isabel Ospina
Through the destiny of her family, the director shows the break up of the middle classes
and of Colombian society in general. The consistent growth of hyper-liberalism over the
last decade leads to the exile and impoverishment of a part of the population which, up
until then, had been privileged. What happens when, over a period of years, a family is
gradually forced into separation? Often with no money left and isolated, those who remain
have to fight alone to survive in a country where the family is what matters most. Those
who leave try, in their own different ways, to build a new life elsewhere.
Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2008
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TAT Productions
Jean Francois Tosti
TAT Productions
Jean Francois Tosti
17 Place Dupuy, 31000
Toulouse
France
T. +33 561 624 220
F. +33 561 134 859
[email protected]
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POLAND
Category: History & Politics
ExIT
Malgorzata Bienkowska-Buehlmann
The documentary shows previously unseen images of East-West German history, shot in
Poland in October 10-20, 1989, just before the fall of the Berlin Wall. It was shortly after
the GDR authorities had closed the Austrian and Hungarian border to its citizens. The exodus of GDR citizens had begun that summer. The film shows refugees who reached the
West German embassy in Warsaw, communicating for the first time in public about life in
East Germany, explaining the reasons for their flight. They are afraid, and without possessions, but with a newly gained sense of security.
Running time: 30’
Year of production: 1990-2009
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WFDiF
Jolanta Galick
WFDiF
Jolanta Galick
Chelmska 21, 00-724
Warsaw
Poland
T. +48 22 559 3409
F. +48 22 840 5067
[email protected]
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FRANCE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
THE ExPERIENCE OF THINGS,
HEINER GOEBBELS
Marc Perroud
In his new multimedia performance piece, “Stifters Things”, performed at the Vidy Theater
in Lausanne, Switzerland, Heiner Goebbels, one of Europe’s most well-known theater directors and composers, works without any actors or musicians on stage. Inspired by
Stifter’s texts from the 19th century, Heiner Goebbels builds this experimental performance, an extraordinary artistic challenge, by using the latest in new technology, with the
complicity of his stage designer Klaus Grünberg.
During the creative process we see how Goebbels brings form to space, time and an “experience of things” through a subtle and beautiful ballet of tension, energies and conflicting
forces played out by machines, light effects, rigged instruments and surprising scenic props.
Through this documentary, blending interviews and scenes of the director at work, without any exterior commentary, we gain insight into Goebbels’s creative process, and discover
how a visual and sound installation, remotely controlled by computers, can represent the
cutting edge in contemporary theater.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Annexe 8 Prod
10 Francs
Guy Knafo
28 Rue de L’Equerre
Paris 75019, France
T. +33 1 4874 4377
F. +33 1 4874 8265
[email protected]
www.10francs.fr
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URUGUAY
Category: History & Politics
EYES WIDE OPEN ExPLORING TODAY’S SOUTH AMERICA
Gonzalo Arijón
Gonzalo Arijón – winner of the Joris Ivens Award in 2007 for Stranded – and writer Eduardo Galeano take us on a journey through today’s Latin America. After 500 years of exploitation and repression, Latin America is at a turning point in its history: a series of socialist leaders has come to power. Can they satisfy their peoples’ hunger for change?
Running time: 110’
Year of production: 2009
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Salado Media
Carole Fernandez
Autlook Filmsales
Andrea Hock
Trappelgasse 4/17, 1040
Vienna
Austria
T. +43 720 346 934
[email protected]
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FRANCE
Category: Science & Technology
FAKING IT: THE RISE OF THE
COUNTERFEIT GOODS TRADE
Stéphane Haussey
It’s said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But not in the case of the counterfeit goods market, which has moved far beyond merely copying designer bags and clothing. No longer content to be just an economic menace, the counterfeiters are putting our
health and safety at risk.
They have taken on the leading mobile phone brands, churning out copies containing batteries which explode in the face of the user. They have infected the pharmaceutical sector, peddling dangerous fakes of well known brands, like viagra, to unsuspecting consumers
via the internet. They have attacked the automotive industry, producing poor quality imitation spare parts, from windscreens to brake pads. They have infiltrated the food market
with mayonnaises, sodas and ready meals of dubious origin.
Who makes these fake products? How do they get into Europe? This enquiry takes us to
China, Hong Kong, and Cambodia as we meet the counterfeiters and their opponents: crack
teams of customs specialists who employ radical methods to stop this illegal practice which
puts lives at risk.
Running time: 55΄
Year of production: 2009
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Tony Comiti
Java Films
Kathryn Bonnici
4-6 Villa Thoréton
Paris 75015, France
T. +34 634 869 646
F. +33 1 4060 2649
[email protected]
www.javafilms.gr
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GREECE - INDIA - NEW ZEALAND
Category: Environment & Wildlife
THE FALL OF JATAAYU
Kyriakos Stylianopoulos & Siddharth Nambiar
The Fall of Jataayu is a journey through belief, culture, and the struggle of a few dedicated
scientists in their attempts to save a dying species. Shot in 27 different locations all over India, from the jungle of Kerala to the foothills of the
Himalayas, the film draws a parallel between the story of the Hindu mythological vulture
king, Jataayu, and the plight of his kinsmen in the present world. Running time: 25΄
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Graeco-Indus productions
Kyriakos Stylianopoulos
Graeco-Indus productions
Kyriakos Stylianopoulos
8 Archyta Street
Athens 116 35, Greece
T. +30 6973 223641
[email protected]
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SPAIN
Category: History & Politics
FAMILYSTRIP
Lluis Miñarro
An improvised film that was meant to be a “family present” suddenly becomes the chronicle of a generation that disappears. It conveys, in an oral way, the resonances of a country touched by Catholicism and the Spanish Civil War. A sober unaffected film filled with
sparks of life.
Running time: 75΄
Year of production: 2009
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Eddie Saeta S.A.
Montse Pedrós
Eddie Saeta S.A.
Lluis Miñarro
14 Pasaje Permanyer
Barcelona 08009, Spain
T. +34 93 467 7040
F. +34 93 467 7489
[email protected]
www.eddiesaeta.com
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THE NETHERLANDS
Category: History & Politics
FAREWELL
Ditteke Mensink
Farewell tells the story of Lady Grace Drummond-Hay, the only female passenger on the
first journey around the world of the Graf Zeppelin in 1929. Grace writes about her adventures on the journey, not only as a reporter in her articles in the Hearst Newspapers,
but also in her diary. Traveling high in the sky, above the world, in a way she has never experienced before, Grace changes. Her former lover Karl von Wiegand is among the other
passengers. During her long voyage, their love is once again tested. When the Zeppelin finally flies over New York, Grace says goodbye to Karl and the lovers lose touch. Landing
in New York she is welcomed like a cinema star.
In 1929 people were convinced this journey would be a splendid turning point in history.
A few weeks later Wall Street crashed and a dark period in history began.
Running time: 90΄
Year of production: 2009
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Pieter van Huystee Film&TV
Curien Kroon
NPO/RNW Sales
Kaisa Kriek
45 Sumatralaan
Hilversum 1217 GP, The Netherlands
T. +31 35 677 3561
F. +31 35 677 5318
[email protected]
www.nposales.com
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USA
Category: History & Politics
THE FARM: 10 DOWN
Jonathan Stack & Nancy Novack
In 1997, Jonathan Stack spent a year shooting inside Angola Prison, Louisiana’s maximum
security penitentiary, capturing the reality of six men living – and dying – in America’s
largest and oldest penal institution. Ten years later, we go back inside Angola to reconnect
with our characters and to witness first hand time’s impact on their spirits, sense of hope
and sense of purpose. Time moves slowly in Angola, but hope survives.
Running time: 56’ & 93’
Year of production: 2009
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Highest Common Denominator Media Group
James McKay
Jane Balfour Services
Jane Balfour
Flat 2, 122 Elgin Crescent, London, W11 2JN
London
UK
T. +44 207 727 1528
[email protected]
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USA
Category: History & Politics
THE FARM:
LIFE INSIDE ANGOLA PRISON
Jonathan Stack & Liz Garbus
Set in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, America’s most infamous and largest maximum security prison, The Farm tells an extraordinary story about life and death in prison. In the
18th and 19th centuries, Angola was a thriving slave plantation. After the turn of the century it was officially converted into a prison, yet very little changed: the free labour, which
was originally provided from the sweat of an entirely black and slave population was then
taken over by a mostly black and convict population. This sense of an old plantation
structure remains vivid, with an 80% black inmate population and 100% white administrative force. Focusing on the rites of passage of five inmates over the course of one year,
the film articulates each man’s struggle to sustain hope and achieve ever-elusive freedom.
Running time: 52’ & 90’
Year of production: 1997
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Gabriel Films
Jonathan Stack
Jane Balfour Services
Jane Balfour
Flat 2, 122 Elgin Crescent, London, W11 2JN
London
UK
T. +44 207 727 1528
[email protected]
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AUSTRIA - UKRAINE - USA
Category: Current Affairs
THE FATAL PROMISES
Kat Rohrer
Fatal Promises is a controversial new documentary that takes an in-depth and refreshingly
honest look at the scourge of human trafficking. Through personal stories of victims of trafficking and interviews with politicians, non-governmental organizations and prominent
spokespeople like Emma Thompson and Gloria Steinem, Fatal Promises cleverly juxtaposes
the brutal realities of human trafficking suffered by victims and battled by activists with
the hollow rhetoric of politicians and pundits who claim to be making significant strides
in combating this horrific crime against humanity.
Running time: 80΄
Year of production: 2009
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GreenKat Productions
Kat Rohner
GreenKat Productions
Laverne Berry
382 Warren St., Brooklyn
New York, NY 11201, USA
T. +1 718 852 1076
[email protected]
www.berryentertainmentlaw.com
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BELGIUM
Category: Lifestyles
THE FATHER’S BOAT
Clémence Hébert
Why won’t the dead leave us alone? Why do they come in our dreams and thoughts? In
Cherbourg, four years ago, the director’s father died, a lonely alcoholic, when his apartment
caught fire. She returns to what she left, her town, her family, her memories. A quest in
overcoming grief and getting on with her life.
Running time: 75΄
Year of production: 2009
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CVB
Cyril Bibas
Ventes - CBA/WIP - Sales
Thierry Detaille
19F Avenue des Arts
Bruxelles 1000, Belgium
T. +32 47 761 7170
F. +32 2 227 2239
[email protected]
www.ventes-cbawip-sales.be
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THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Lifestyles
FEAR
Michiel van Erp
In his upcoming feature Fear, documentary filmmaker Michiel van Erp creates a collage of
inhabitants of the city of Amsterdam who struggle with various anxiety disorders. Today,
more patients with anxiety disorders seek professional help than those who suffer from
depression, making anxiety the number one mental illness in the Netherlands. This film
will show how a small number of those patients attempt to overcome their fears, in order to get on with their lives in the crowded cosmopolitan city that is Amsterdam today.
Running time: 90΄
Year of production: 2009
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De Familie & NPS Television
Monique Busman
NPO/RNW Sales
Kaisa Kriek
45 Sumatralaan
Hilversum 1217 GP, The Netherlands
T. +31 35 677 3561
F. +31 35 677 5318
[email protected]
www.nposales.com
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GERMANY - SOUTH AFRICA
Category: Sports
FEVER, AFRICA STARTS ROLLIN’
Steffen Söhner
The first time is always especially exciting. Magic, something you will never forget. Over
a two year period ending with the Confederations Cup in Summer 2009, the film follows
protagonists from three generations of South Africans who introduce their country as it is
today. They are waiting for the biggest football event on earth, the FIFA World Cup 2010,
which is being held for the first time in the African continent. As one of the organizers puts
it: “It’s gonna be colorful and loud and noisy and sometimes chaotic.”The film is a colourful portrait of the spirit, passion and power of South Africa – and about the expectations
created by a ball. It’s about faith, love and hope over a two-year period. A colorful warmup before the football season.
Running time: 52΄ & 3 x 26΄ & 90΄
Year of production: 2009
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Impulswerkstatt GbR
Steffen Söhner
Rise and Shine World Sales
Diana Karklin
29/30 Schlesische Strasse
Berlin 10997, Germany
T. +49 030 4737 2980
F. +49 030 4737 29820
[email protected]
www.riseandshine-berlin.de
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USA - RUSSIA
Category: Art, Music & Culture
A FILM ABOUT ANNA AKHMATOVA
Helga Landauer
Anna Akhmatova was the most famous Russian poet of her time, a “femme fatale”. For Russians, Akhmatova was iconic not just for what she did, but for the majesty of what she was
not allowed to do. By the time Anna Akhmatova was twenty-five, fate had granted her
every conceivable gift: poetic talent, strength of character and beauty. With the commentary of the poet Anatoly Naiman, who knew Akhmatova in her last years.
Running time: 2 x 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Turnstyle TV LLC
Darya Zhuk
JMT Films Distribution
Michael Treves
20 Bialik Street
Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
T. +972 52 363 3398
F. +972 52 363 3398
[email protected]
www.jmtfilms.com
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ISRAEL - GERMANY
Category: History & Politics
A FILM UNFINISHED
Yael Hersonski
This is the story of a film that was never completed, a rough first draft of the longest Nazi
propaganda film ever shot inside the Warsaw Ghetto. Shortly before the major deportation from the ghetto, a large professional film crew was sent inside to juxtapose meticulously staged scenes of Jews enjoying a life of luxury in the ghetto with images of hunger,
disease and death that required no staging at all.
Ironically, after the war, filmmakers and museums seeking to show “what really happened”
used fragments of this film as credible evidence. Although the cinematic deception was
forgotten, the black and white images remained engraved in memory as historical truth.
The soundtrack of A Film Unfinished is provided by eye-witnesses who saw the filming, secret diaries kept by the Jewish inhabitants of the ghetto, weekly reports of the SS Komissar, and the protocol of the interrogation of one of the cameramen. These testimonies reveal the cynical filming methods and change our perception of these scenes, forcing us to
think twice before mindlessly adopting the illustrations provided by archival footage.
Running time: 89΄
Year of production: 2009
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Belfilms
Itay Ken-Tor
Cinephil
Philippa Kowarsky
18 Levontin Street
Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
T. +972 3 566 4129
F. +972 3 560 1436
[email protected]
www.cinephil.co.il
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THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Lifestyles
THE FINE ART OF SEDUCTION
Martijn Kieft & IJsbrand van Veelen
Pick up artists. The Casanovas of the disco, guys who effortlessly wrap the cutest girls
around their fingers. Meanwhile, thousands of young men worldwide wonder how they
do this. Why don’t they start to blush and sweat like they do, and why do they always know
the right thing to say? We follow pick up artist David la Ruina and his bootcamp teachings
through the eyes of two of his breathless, initially shy and inexperienced pupils.
Running time: 50΄
Year of production: 2009
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VPRO Television
Swaze Hartog
NPO/RNW Sales
Kaisa Kriek
45 Sumatralaan
Hilversum 1217 GP, The Netherlands
T. +31 35 677 3561
F. +31 35 677 5318
[email protected]
www.nposales.com
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GREECE
Category: Environment & Wildlife
THE FIRE FACTOR
Nikos Dayandas
A documentary that investigates the causes of the fatal 2007 fires in the Peloponnese. Scientists, specialists but, most importantly, the people who were at the front
line of the fight to put out the fires, talk about the catastrophe and its causes. The film
draws two basic conclusions: firstly, that the Greek forest protection service needs to
be urgently restructured and, secondly, that since 2007 almost nothing has changed.
The recent fires in northeast Attica are a dramatic illustration of the huge problems and
the fact that the shortcomings of the forest protection system still remain.
Running time: 45΄
Year of production: 2009
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Anemon Productions
Rea Apostolides
SKAI TV
Elpida Kallinteri
2, Falireos Str. & Ethnarchou Makariou
Athens 18547, Greece
T. +30 210 4854 542 F. +30 210 4854 538
[email protected]
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Anemon Productions
Rea Apostolides
5, Stisihorou Str., Athens 10674, Greece
T. +30 210 7211 073 F. +30 210 7228 023
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.anemon.gr
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IRELAND
Category: Adventure & Travel
FIRST ACROSS AUSTRALIA
John Murray
The story of Galwayman Robert O’Hara Burke, the first white man to cross the continent
of Australia. Mountaineer and writer Dermot Somers travels from one coast of this vast continent to another, passing through some of its wildest and most beautiful terrain as he recounts one of the greatest dramas in the history of exploration.
Running time: 2 x 60΄
Year of production: 2009
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Crossing the Line Films
John Murray
Crossing the Line Films
John Murray
Barr an Uisce,
Killincarrig Road, Greystones
Co. Wicklow, Ireland
T. +353 1 287 5394
[email protected]
www.ctlfilms.com
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AUSTRIA
Category: Current Affairs
THE FIVE CARDINAL POINTS
Fridolin Schönwiese
For many years the inhabitants of the impoverished Mexican village of Tres Valles have been
following the call of the American Dream, leaving their native community and heading towards the United States. With the dollars they earn there they want to realize their Mexican dream: a carefree life in their own country. In an apparently never-ending spiral of hope
and disappointment, these people move back and forth between two countries and two
cultures, mostly illegally. The film tells of the subject of migration and illustrates the complexities of neighbor relations.
Running time: 94’
Year of production: 2009
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Mischief Films
Ralph Wieser
Mischief Films
Ralph Wieser
Goethegasse 1
Vienna
Austria
T. +43 158 523 24 -23
F. +43 158 523 22
[email protected]
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POLAND
Category: Lifestyles
FLIGHTLESS BIRDS
Michal Dawidowicz
Heniek and his family live a simple and modest life in the country.
One day everything changes when he goes into his garage...
Running time: 19΄
Year of production: 2009
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Polish National Film School in Lodz
Marcin Malatynski
Krakow Film Foundation
Katarzyna Wilk
Morawskiego 5 p.434
Krakow 30-102, Poland
T. +48 12 294 69 45
F. +48 12 294 69 45
[email protected]
www.kff.com.pl
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SOUTH AFRICA
Category: Art, Music & Culture
FOKOFPOLISIEKAR “FORGIVE THEM
FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO”
Bryan Little
In-your-face progressive punk rock band Fokofpolisiekar are the subject of Little’s spirited
look at both the contemporary Afrikaans music industry and the shifting cultural sands of
morphing white Afrikaans culture. Told in interview and through original video of their first
tour and album, the film focuses on how the Belville band came to be a voice for the dislocated youth straddling the before-and-after of 1994. They were a frustrated generation
disillusioned with the lies of the church and state but without a form of expression, and
as such the film is a political and personal commentary about those times – not old enough
to fully understand the effects of living under Apartheid, not young enough to be entirely
‘new’ South Africans. Cultural confusion isn’t the only currency – the groundbreaking retro
comic book, B-grade film, Chicago punk rock design of their marketing also features.
Running time: 108΄
Year of production: 2009
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Fly On The Wall
Filipa Domingues
Encounters Festival and Distribution
Nazeer Achmed
27 Caledon Street, 1st floor
Cape Town 8001, South Africa
T. +27 21 465 4686
F. +27 21 461 6964
[email protected]
www.encounters.co.za
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SOUTH AFRICA
Category: History & Politics
FOR WHICH I AM PREPARED TO DIE
Lindy Wilson
Roger Bushell was the mastermind of the World War II Great Escape, an event celebrated
by the 1963 film of the same name starring Steve McQueen and Richard Attenborough who
played Bushell, though he was renamed Bartlett in the film. South African born Bushell
is the subject of this story told by his niece, Wilson, who travels to the Baltic to examine
the content of the file she finds on him, put together by her grandfather. Bushell, a dashing character with a “fat chuckle”, left Hermanus, trained as a barrister in London, then
joined the RAF as a fighter pilot. Trading ancient Blenhams for Spitfires only two months
before going into combat, he was shot down over Dunkirk in 1940, taken prisoner and sent
to Dulag Luft. Wilson shows his various escapes through a mixture of letters home, recreation and interview, culminating in his heroic plan to liberate 70 men through a tunnel from
his Baltic POW camp. The details are astonishing – papers, clothes, routes were all meticulously planned. Wilson’s film is very personal, capturing Bushell’s sense of fun, family and
wit. At one point after his second capture he writes home apologising for the hiatus in letters, explaining “he had changed his address because he’d left the camp without asking”.
Running time: 85΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Lindy Wilson
Sales Company:
Encounters Festival and Distribution
Sales Contact Person:
Nazeer Achmed
27 Caledon Street, 1st floor
Cape Town 8001, South Africa
T. +27 21 465 4686
F. +27 21 461 6964
[email protected]
www.encounters.co.za
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SPAIN
Category: Current Affairs
THE FORGIVENESS
Ventura Durall
In 1994, Andrés Rabadán gave himself up to the police after having derailed three trains
and having killed his father with a crossbow. He was declared not guilty and diagnosed
with paranoid delirious schizophrenia. He was sentenced to spend 20 years in a psychiatric penitentiary. Andrés Rabadán goes to hell and back and starts to pick up the pieces
of his life, using painting as a way to exorcize his own demons. In this new beginning, new
testimonies of himself and the ones near him help us see a more complex reality than the
one that surfaced during his trial.
Running time: 52’ & 65’
Year of production: 2009
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Nanouk Films
Elena Romagosa
RTVE
Maria Jesus Perez
Avda. Radiotelevision 4
Edificio Prado del Rey
28223 Pozuelo de Alarcón
Alarcon, Madrid
Spain
T. +34 91 581 5401
[email protected]
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FRANCE
Category: History & Politics
FROM ARUSHA TO ARUSHA
Christophe Gargot
More than 60 years ago, in the city of Nuremberg, the trial of 22 Nazi high dignitaries suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity started on November 20th 1945 and
ended on October 1st 1946. A court of exception that prefigured one of the milestones of
modern politics: the rise of international criminal justice. In Arusha, Tanzania, at the foot
of Mount Kilimanjaro, the court of Nuremberg gave birth to the International Criminal Court
for Rwanda. Since the UNO voted Resolution 955 on November 8, 1994, the ICCR is commissioned to judge the people responsible for the genocide that took place in Rwanda the
same year, which, within a period of three months, resulted in almost a million victims,
mostly Tutsis, before the blind eye of the international community. A look back at the diplomatic work of one singular justice through demonstrative procedures, among which the
trial of Theoneste Bagosora, a retired general of the Rwandan Armed Forces, supposedly
responsible for the genocide, whose defense ended more than 12 years after his arrest. We’ll
also study the trial of Georges Ruggiu, an ex-Belgian social educator, lost in Kigali, who became a zealous terror propagandist on the “Radio Television Libre des Milles Collines”.
Running time: 115΄
Year of production: 2009
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Atopic
Christophe Gougeon
Films Distribution
Sanam Madjedi
34 rue du Louvre
Paris 75001, France
T. +33 1 5310 3399 F. +33 1 5310 3398
[email protected]
www.filmsdistribution.com
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GREECE
Category: Environment & Wildlife
FROM KYOTO TO COPENHAGEN THE
CHALLENGE OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE
Taina Grigoriadou
The documentary gives the key points of exhaustive discussions on Climate Change made
in the Environment Committee of the Hellenic Parliament. The discussions revolved around
the challenges and opportunities of so-called “Green Growth”. It shows the positions and
concerns of the European Commission and Greek and foreign environmental organizations
on protecting the environment, and reflects the anxiety felt for the success of the Copenhagen Conference. The documentary also attempts to convey, through a vivid and interesting way, the parliamentary debates, which for many people are tedious and boring.
Running time: 58΄
Year of production: 2009
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Hellenic Parliament
Hellenic Parliament
Panos Kouanis
Syntagma Square
Athens 100 21, Greece
T. +30 210 373 5038
F. +30 210 370 7441
[email protected]
www.parliament.gr
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Category: History & Politics
FROM MOSCOW TO MAGADAN
Hans Pool
In the entertaining series From Moscow to Magadan, author and host Jelle Brandt Corstius
travels around modern Russia and its satellite states in a quest for authentic and interesting stories that dominate the lives of ordinary Russians today. Each self-containing episode
explores themes such as ‘the recent past’ (about the gulags and the increasing popularity
of Stalin today), ‘the near future’ (about the economy solely depending on natural gas and
oil, and the 150,000 towns and 15,000 (!) villages deserted by the population) and ‘Violence in the Caucasus’ dealing with state terrorism against Muslims and local customs such
as ‘kidnapping your fiancé’. The series was nominated for the most prestigious prize in the
Netherlands: The Silver Nipkow prize.
Running time: 7 x 45΄
Year of production: 2009
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De Haaien & VPRO Television
Swaze Hartog
NPO/RNW Sales
Kaisa Kriek
45 Sumatralaan
Hilversum 1217 GP, The Netherlands
T. +31 35 677 3561
F. +31 35 677 5318
[email protected]
www.nposales.com
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IRAN
Category: Environment & Wildlife
FROZEN BUBBLE
Amir Joghataei
A group of divers undertakes to bring up a sunken boat from the bottom of the sea. They
encounter problems but they continue their effort, ever-hopeful and without getting disappointed. Finally, they find the boat, but the problem is that the boat wants to stay where
it is.
Running time: 35΄
Year of production: 2009
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Alfa Darya
Amir Joghataei
Alfa Darya
Amir Joghataei
No.20 (38 new), Shaghayegh Alley,
Iranpars Ave. North Janat Abad
Tehran 1477968433, Iran
T. +98 912271 3770
F. +98 2144814757
[email protected]
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GREECE
Category: Lifestyles
THE GAME MUST GO ON
Argyris Tsepelikas & Angeli Andrikopoulou
In a crowded part of a small city, each day after school, Alexandra, Vlad, Chrysa and
the rest of their crew gather in front of Christos’s house to play soccer until bedtime.
But as soon as they begin, the neighbors try and stop them with curses, threats and
sometimes even violence. The kids’ reaction is fiercely defiant. There’s nowhere else to
go. Alexandra decides to talk to the mayor and insist that he come and see the situation for himself. Thus begins a year-long campaign to get the town to build them a
play area. Over this time, the kids’ lives and perceptions are revealed, while their determination and friendship fuels their coping skills and sharpens their resolve. Intimate
access to a remarkable cast of characters makes for an engaging film and series.
(This is a Medium Cut version of the film)
Running time: 81΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Anemon Productions, SKAI TV
Production Contact Person: Rea Apostolides
Sales Company:
Louise Rosen Ltd.
16 High Str.
Brunswick, 04011, USA
T. +207 725 8215
F. +207 725 8057
[email protected]
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USA
Category: Current Affairs
GARBAGE DREAMS
Mai Iskander
Garbage Dreams follows three teenage boys born into the trash trade and growing up in
the world’s largest garbage village, on the outskirts of Cairo.
It is the home to 60,000 Zaballeen, Arabic for “garbage people”. Far ahead of any modern
“Green” initiatives, the Zaballeen survive by recycling 80 percent of the garbage they collect. When their community is suddenly faced with the globalization of its trade, each of
the teenage boys is forced to make choices that will impact his future and the survival of
his community.
Running time: 55΄
Year of production: 2009
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Iskander Films
Mai Iskander
Films Transit International Inc
Jan Röfekamp
252 Gouin Boulevard East
Montreal H3L1A8, Canada
T. +1 514 844 3358
F. +1 514 844 7298
[email protected]
www.filmstransit.com
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GREECE
Category: Environment & Wildlife
THE GARBAGE IN THESSALONIKI
Sara Creta & Avi Mizrahi
Is it possibile to recycle the material that we use? Is it possible to create an awareness about
the environment, about the city, about Thessaloniki?
Two young students of the Communication Faculty, Sara Creta from Italy and Avi Mizrahi
from Turkey worked together on the short documentary The Garbage in Thessaloniki while
on the Erasmus exchange program in 2009 in Thessaloniki. The documentary makes us pay
attention to the sound coming from the streets of Thessaloniki, the voices of the citizens
in harmony with the garbage trucks.
Running time: 7΄
Year of production: 2009
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Minchus Production
Avi Mizrahi
Fratelli Rasmus
Sara Creta
12 Via Medaglia D’oro
Cavezzo (MO) 41032, Italy
T. +39 33 3144 5097
F. +39 05 354 9349
[email protected]
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GREECE
Category: Current Affairs
GAZA WE ARE COMING
Yorgos Avgeropoulos & Yannis Karypidis
In August 2008, two small Greek fishing boats broke the naval siege, illegally imposed by the state of Israel on Gaza, for the first time in 41 years. Gaza We Are Coming records the historic and risky journey of 44 activists from all over the world, who,
by breaking the embargo, proved that history is often made by those that the wise and
prudent determinists call “unrealistic”.
Running time: 49΄
Year of production: 2009
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Small Planet
Anastasia Skoubri
Small Planet,
Anastasia Skoubri,
55, Pytheou Str.
Athens 11743, Greece
T. +30 210 9515 295, +30 69 37135141
F. +30 210 9515 295
[email protected],
Sales Company:
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Al Jazeera Satellite Network
Nassim Alatras
T. +974 489 6250
F. +974 486 3057
[email protected]
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FRANCE
Category: Current Affairs
GAZA-SDEROT, PRE-WAR CHRONICLES
Khalil Al Muzayyen & Meron Rapoport &
Ayelet Bachar & Serge Gordey
Gaza-Sderot Pre-War Chronicles is a 52-minute edited version of the web documentary
Gaza Sderot, Life in Spite of Everything.
For two months running, from 27th October to 23rd December 2008, two film crews, one
based in the Gaza Strip (in Palestine) and the other in Sderot (in Israel) filmed the stories
of 14 people living on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian border. The film gives us an insight into the daily lives of a student, a hairdresser, an ambulance driver, a musician, a fisherman and other ordinary people.
But how have they been getting on since Israel’s launch of Operation Cast Lead?
The 40 two-minute-long episodes are available only on the Arte website www.arte.tv
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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Bo Travail ! & Arte France
& Alma Films & Ramattan Studios
Arte France
Audrey Kamga
8 Rue Marceau
Issy les Moulineaux 92785, France
T. +33 1 5500 7081
F. +33 1 5500 8065
[email protected]
www.artefrance.fr
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SWEDEN
Category: History & Politics
THE GENIUS AND THE BOYS
Bosse Lindquist
Carleton Gajdusek won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of prions – the particles that would
emerge as the cause of Mad Cow disease – while working with a cannibal tribe on New
Guinea. He was a star scientist. Over his years working amongst the tribes of the South Seas,
he adopted 57 kids, bringing them to a new life in Washington DC. But, at the height of
his career, rumors began to spread he was a pedophile. Gajdusek would argue that if sex
with children was okay in their own cultures, he wasn’t wrong to join in. Gajdusek himself participates in the film, as well as some of the men and women who came to know
him closely as children. The film also features Gajdusek’s own – never before released –
films.
Running time: 59’
Year of production: 2009
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SVT
Margareta Liden
SVT Sales
Paulette Olofson
KH-BVO, SE105 10
Stockholm
Sweden
T. +46 8 784 7489
[email protected]
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CANADA
Category: History & Politics
GENIUS WITHIN –
THE INNER LIFE OF GLENN GOULD
Michèle Hozer & Peter Raymont
An enigmatic musical poet, Glenn Gould continues to captivate audiences twenty-six years
after his early passing. There have been many documentaries about Gould, but these are
typically distracted by his eccentricities, focusing on the pills, gloves, and scarves while
missing the man and message behind the music. This film pierces through the myth, revealing the man beneath the icon, offering a chance to understand the passion and inspiration that gave rise to such a genius and his incomparable power of expression. It
weaves together an unprecedented array of archival material with interviews of Gould’s
most intimate friends to reconstruct his thoughts on music, art, society, love, and life.
Running time: 108’ & 87’
Year of production: 2009
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White Pine Pictures Inc.
Peter Raymont
Films Transit International Inc
Jan Röfekamp
252 Gouin Boulevard East, H3L1A8
Montreal
Canada
T. +1 514 844 3358
F. +1 514 844 7298
[email protected]
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GREECE
Category: History & Politics
GENOCIDE OF MEMORY
Andonis Papadopoulos
The German-Italian occupation in Greece. The film brings to light a shocking event that took
place during the famine of the winter of 1940-41 which struck mainly Athens, causing the
death of a large part of the capital’s population. We seek out the guilty and disprove the myth
of the “good” Italian soldier and the “bad” German soldier. Research on this subject was carried
out for the first time in Greece, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland.
Running time: 50΄
Year of production: 2010
Production Company:
Highway Productions,
Hellenic Broadcasting Corp. ERT S.A.
Production Contact Person: Nikos Moustakas, Yorgos Lykiardopoulos
Sales Company:
Hellenic Broadcasting Corp. ERT S.A.
Sales Contact Person:
Yannis Kollias
432, Messoghion Ave.
Athens 15342, Greece
T. +30 210 6075 711
F. +30 210 6075 715
[email protected]
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POLAND
Category: Current Affairs
GETTING ON
Renata Gabryjelska
A film about a complicated relationship between a mother and daughter. 90-year-old Nina
and her single daughter Alice live together in a cramped flat. Between their beds is a black
piano – a symbol of Alice’s unfulfilled music career. Nowadays they run a dancing group
for seniors and their life is focused mainly on this. It seems that work makes up for the lack
of men in their life, but is it really true?
Running time: 30΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
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Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing
Joanna Skalska
Krakow Film Foundation
Katarzyna Wilk
Morawskiego 5 p.434
Krakow 30-102, Poland
T. +48 12 294 69 45
F. +48 12 294 69 45
[email protected]
www.kff.com.pl
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GERMANY
Category: History & Politics
THE GHOST FLEET OF BIKINI ATOLL
Kristin Bergmann & Andreas Sawall
Between 1946 and 1958 the United States embarked on one of the most spectacular scientific experiments the world has ever seen. To test the newly invented atomic weapon,
67 nuclear bomb tests were conducted in the South Pacific on Bikini and Enewetak Atoll
– among them some of the biggest explosions the world has ever experienced. In 2008,
a top team of scientists, historians, divers and Bikini experts embarked on an exciting scientific mission to this “paradise lost” in order to find some answers to the questions surrounding the atoll, its nature and how it has dealt with its nuclear history. A large submersible allowed the scientists to explore the underwater world – an opportunity no
scientist has ever had before. Spectacular footage of the underwater world of Bikini is combined with outrageous air shots and mind-blowing archival material that brings the history of the atomic bomb tests back to life.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Context TV GmbH & Alvarez Filmproduktion
united docs GmbH
Anne Hufnagel
48-50 Breite Strasse
Cologne 50667, Germany
T. +49 221 920 690
F. +49 221 920 6969
[email protected]
www.united-docs.com
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GREECE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
GIORGIO DE CHIRICO –
ARGONAUT OF THE SOUL
George Lagdaris & Kostas Anestis
Giorgio de Chirico – Argonaut of the soul
The life and work of the painter Giorgio de Chirico from his birth in Volos to his death in
Rome through the recorded memories, the various documents, the dramatization of
scenes and his paintings. The elements and images, which were his first sources of inspiration and still exist in Volos and the surrounding area, are illuminated while art historians, writers and critics provide the viewer with the results of their research.
The troubled relationship of de Chirico with the Surrealists and his symbols of the universe
are analyzed and come alive in front of the camera, while his insight is represented in his
paintings and follows the footsteps of the artist, from the city of the Argonauts to the
home-studio-museum in Rome.
Running time: 46΄
Year of production: 2010
Production Contact Person: George Lagdaris
Sales Contact Person:
George Lagdaris
Stasi Toumpa, Ano Volos
Volos 38500, Greece
T. +30 24210 43095
F. +30 24210 43095
[email protected]
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CHINA
Category: Current Affairs
GIPSY IN THE FLOWER
Anqi Ju
A film about a Chinese beekeeper’s life. The beekeepers carry several hundred thousands
of bees across China, going to where the flowers grow. They live in the mountains without television or other type of entertainment available. They find out what’s going on in
the rest of the world from what they hear on the radio. They are the “gipsies” who migrate
around the flowers. The film also chronicles the life of the beekeeper’s family. The main character, Ai-Ming, is accompanied by his wife, his two-year-old child and his younger brother
who suffers from dementia. The family are about to start on a 10,000-mile migration.
Running time: 60’
Year of production: 2009
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Trench Film Group
Rong Liao
Trench Film Group
Lily Ju
34233 Torrey Pine Ln
Union City
USA
T. +1 510 579 6058
[email protected]
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ICELAND - GERMANY - SWEDEN
Category: Current Affairs
GOD BLESS ICELAND
Helgi Felixson
The financial crisis has hit the core existence of no other country as hard as the small nation of Iceland: A country which, in recent years, was one of the most prosperous nations
in the world suddenly becomes a metaphor for the global crisis and proof of the uncontrollability of raging turbo-capitalism.
In the last few months the world has been shown a series of dramatic pictures: Outraged
demonstrators in the centre of Reykjavik, the resignation – finally! – of bank and government officials, as well as elections in May 2009.
God Bless Iceland tells the story of the financial crisis in Iceland, diving into the very real
and daily confrontations of the calamity, which undermined not only the economy of Iceland but the very identity of the small island nation as well.
Running time: 58΄ & 70΄ & 100΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
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Sales Contact Person:
Felixfilm & NDR/ARTE
Helgi Felixson
Deckert Distribution GmbH
Heino Deckert
1 Marienplatz
Leipzig 04103, Germany
T. +49 341 215 6638
F. +49 341 215 6639
[email protected]
www.deckert-distribution.com
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BULGARIA
Category: Adventure & Travel
THE GOLDEN CITY
Simeon Idakiev
A film account about Zlatograd, the southernmost town in Bulgaria only several kilometers away from the frontier with Greece and the greatest architectural reserve in the
Rhodope Mountains which has gathered many objects and monuments of the cultural
tourism, including: an ethnographic complex of workshops, bringing back to life authentic ancient crafts; churches and chapels, remarkable for their abundance of icons; the holy
rock town of the Thracians, Perperikon, founded 3,500 years ago; and Tatul, one of the rarely
found ground sanctuaries of the deified Thracian ruler.
The film was sound-tracked with the national instrument, the kaval bagpipe and authentic
songs from the region, one of which was sent into the Cosmos on board the American satellite Voyager in 1977. And all this set against a backdrop of the incredibly picturesque
Rhodopes.
Running time: 26΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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Bulgarian National Television
Daniela Kuzmanova
Bulgarian National Television
Daniela Kuzmanova
29 San Stefano Street
Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
T. +359 2 814 2390
F. +359 2 943 6045
[email protected]
www.bnt.bg
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USA-KENYA
Category: Current Affairs
GOOD FORTUNE
Landon Van Soest
Good Fortune explores how massive, international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may
be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit. Through intimate portraits of
two Kenyans battling to save their homes from large-scale development organizations, the
film presents a unique opportunity to experience foreign aid through the eyes of the people it is intended to benefit. On the outskirts of Nairobi, Silva’s home and office in Africa’s
largest squatter community are being demolished as part of a United Nations slum-upgrading project. In the rural countryside, Jackson’s farm is being flooded by the dam of an
American investor who hopes to alleviate poverty by creating a multi-million dollar rice
farm. Τhe film portrays gripping stories of human perseverance and suggests that the answers for Africa lie in the resilience of its people.
Running time: 73’
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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Transient Pictures
Landon van Soest
The Film Sales Company
Andrew Herwitz
165 Madison Ave., Suite 601, 10016
New York
USA
T. +1 212 481 5020
F. +1 212 481 5021
[email protected]
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AUSTRALIA
Category: Current Affairs
A GOOD MAN
Safina Uberoi
Chris Rohrlach is not your typical Australian sheep farmer. Willing to try anything to keep
wife Rachel out of long-term care, he decides to open a brothel. Nothing has ever stopped Chris and Rachel from doing exactly what they’ve wanted, so outrage from the community doesn’t faze them one bit.
A quadriplegic with neurological impairment for all of their 14 married years, Rachel is still
Rachel to Chris, and the love of his life. As the camera captures the construction and grand
opening of the best little whorehouse in the outback, the film exposes tension between
Chris’s indomitable plans to keep his family afloat and Rachel’s own wishes.
Reliant on others to translate her eye movements into words, the film creates a novel friction between Rachel’s opaque desires and their secondhand expression. Moving, thought
provoking and surprisingly funny, A Good Man turns preconceptions about disability and
macho male stereotypes upside down.
Running time: 55΄
Year of production: 2009
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Divana Films Pty Ltd
Safina Uberoi
Films Transit International Inc
Jan Röfekamp
252 Gouin Boulevard East
Montreal H3L 1A8, Canada
T. +1 514 844 3358
F. +1 514 844 7298
[email protected]
www.filmstransit.com
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Category: Lifestyles
GOODBYE, HOW ARE YOU?
Boris Mitić
The wittiest, most darkly humorous political aphorisms of the modern era are saluted in
this entertaining Serbian travelogue detailing how citizens use language to critique – and
resist – the madness of politics. A fascinating essay-film in the tradition of Chris Marker
and Jean-Luc Godard, and a primer on Balkan intellectual thought, resistance, and history.
Broadcasters: ARTE, MDR, YLE, SVT, TV Catalunya, ERR, IBA/Channel 1
Main festivals & awards: DOCSDF Mexico (Best mid-length), Documenta Madrid (Jury
Mention), Mediawave Gyor (Grand Prix), Edinburgh FF, Jerusalem FF, MEIFF Abu Dhabi,
Yerevan FF, Sarajevo FF, Motovun FF, Dok.Fest Munich, Dok.Leipzig, Docupolis Barcelona,
DMZ Docs Korea, Anuu-ru Aboro FF New Caledonia, RIDM Montreal, Ecofilms Rodos,
Planete Doc Warsaw…
Running time: 56΄
Year of production: 2009
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Dribbling Pictures
Boris Mitić
Dribbling Pictures
Boris Mitić
2 Bitoljska
Belgrade 11030, Serbia
T. +38 1 637 715 241
F. +38 1 113 619 709
[email protected]
www.dribblingpictures.com
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ISRAEL
Category: Current Affairs
GOOGLE BABY
Zippi Brand Frank
Google Baby is a journey across three continents telling the story of the up-and-coming
baby production industry in the age of globalization. Doron, an Israeli entrepreneur with
a high-tech background, proposes a new service – baby production. The baby producer
(as he introduces himself) provides customers with a cost effective solution, using outsourcing of the surrogacy element to India as a way to lower prices. All the customers need
to do is choose their preferred genetic material and then travel to India at the end of the
nine-month pregnancy period to pick up their babies. Today, technology has turned
“making a baby” into an act independent of sex. And globalization is making it affordable.
All one needs is a credit card. Instructions can be found on YouTube.
Running time: 55’ & 70’
Year of production: 2009
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Brandcom Ltd
Zippi Brand Frank
Films Transit International Inc
Jan Röfekamp
252 Gouin Boulevard East, H3L1A8
Montreal
Canada
T. +1 514 844 3358
F. +1 514 844 7298
[email protected]
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GREECE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
GRAS
Costas Stamatopoulos
A journey of Romani immigration through time, via an internal monologue. From nomadic life to permanent settlement and from the persecutions of the past to every day
life of the present.
Running time: 16΄
Year of production: 2009
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Cultural Studies Center
Costas Stamatopoulos
Cultural Studies Center
Costas Stamatopoulos
60, Evdoxou Str.
Athens, 11743, Greece
T. +30 210 9012 987
F. +30 210 9012 987
[email protected]
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BULGARIA
Category: Environment & Wildlife
GREEN FUTURE
Irina Tzoneva
Very few people know that the threat of global warming is knocking at the door so pressingly that it could jeopardize everyone’s lives. Drought, starvation, floods, extinction of millions of species – all this as a result of the world’s ice melting... The team of the documentary Green Future visits various states in the US to show to the viewers what the US
have done to use energy alternatives such as wind and solar power. A story about the measures which world scientists take in order to deal with the negative consequences of global
warming, about US President Barack Obama and his administration’s policy in relation to
taking up of a leadership position on climate preservation.
Running time: 26΄
Year of production: 2009
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Bulgarian National Television
Daniela Kuzmanova
Bulgarian National Television
Daniela Kuzmanova
29 San Stefano Street
Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
T. +359 2 814 2390
F. +359 2 943 6045
[email protected]
www.bnt.bg
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GREECE-USA-GERMANY
Category: Art, Music & Culture
GREGORY MARKOPOULOS AND
TEMENOS: RADIATING
WITH ONE’S OWN LIGHT
Evdoxia M. Mpras
This documentary delves into the mysterious life of Gregory Markopoulos and his
legacy of Temenos, an open-air screening in an abandoned area of the Peloponnese.
A devoted and strong-willed artist, he established himself as one of the most talented figures of avant-garde cinema in the late 50s until his death in 1992. With intense belief in his vision, Markopoulos defied all obstacles and accomplished a huge
body of work. His innovation astounded and inspired fellow filmmakers such as Andy
Warhol and Jonas Mekas. He believed filmmaking and viewing is an introspective,
healing experience. Filmmaker Robert Beavers continues screenings of his work in
Greece. People travel from around the world to attend these rare and special screenings in an idyllic, natural space.
Running time: 86΄
Year of production: 2010
Production Contact Person: Evdoxia Mpras
Sales Contact Person:
Michael Mpras
68, Oinois Str.
Athens, 16674, Greece
T. +30 210 8981 678
[email protected]
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BRAZIL
Category: Art, Music & Culture
GRUPO CORPO
Fabio Barreto & Marcelo Santiago
Throughout 2005, which Grupo Corpo 30th anniversary, directors Fabio Barreto and
Marcelo Santiago followed the steps of this dance company around the world. The project, which had overall direction by Lucy Barreto, shows in a 77-minute documentary a delicate portrait of a family committed to bringing together entertainment and artistic investigation: based in its roots, but always seeking a universal language.
Running time: 90΄
Year of production: 2008
Production Contact Person: Lucy Barreto & Luiz Barreto
Sales Company:
Films Distribution
Sales Contact Person:
Sanam Madjedi
34 rue du Louvre
Paris 75001, France
T. +33 1 5310 3399
F. +33 1 5310 3398
[email protected]
www.filmsdistribution.com
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SPAIN
Category: Current Affairs
GUERRILLAS
Alvaro Toepke
Guatemala, 1996.
We went to a guerrilla camp to film a documentary. There we witnessed the taking of a
police station, filmed life in the camp and interviewed the guerrillas at a critical moment
in the history of Guatemala.
Months later, peace was signed, and the guerrillas were disarmed and demobilized.
2008
We came back to Central America to look for those same people, to let them speak again
and to find out about the lives of those guerrillas over all these years; where are the motivations and ideals that pushed them to take up arms, and what has become of their
dreams and hopes for a better life.
The before and after of peace.
Running time: 55΄
Year of production: 2008
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Inko Producciones SL
10 Francs
Guy Knafo
28 Rue de L’Equerre
Paris 75019, France
T. +33 1 4874 4377
F. +33 1 4874 8265
[email protected]
www.10francs.fr
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GERMANY
Category: History & Politics
HARLAN: IN THE SHADOW
OF THE JEW SüSS
Felix Möller
Veit Harlan was, along with Leni Riefenstahl, Nazi Germany’s most successful film director, remembered today for his infamous Jud Süß. Harlan was a master of national kitsch,
exulting in melodrama and death, but he was also an extraordinary artist who ended up
serving the Nazi propaganda machine. This documentary film, the first account of his life
and career, draws on his extensive film catalogue, including previously unreleased materials from the Harlan family’s private archive. Though Harlan has largely been forgotten today, the film also shows how his family still struggles with the dark myth of artistic immorality.
Running time: 99΄
Year of production: 2009
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Blueprint Productions
Amelie Latscha
Cinephil
Philippa Kowarsky
18 Levontin Street
Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
T. +972 3 566 4129
F. +972 3 560 1436
[email protected]
www.cinephil.co.il
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SOUTH AFRICA
Category: Environment & Wildlife
HEALING POWER OF NATURE
(DEEP FRIENDS & RIVER OF ASHES)
Liz Fish & Emma Bestall
Deep Friends: Beautifully shot on location at the Chimfunshi chimp and wildlife sanctuary in
northern Zambia, on the Congo border, this is the tale of Sandy, a powerful, troubled chimpanzee and his caregiver and friend, Dominique Chinyama. Sandy’s distrust of other chimps,
due to an incident with a crocodile, means he is housed separately and the film documents
his move to a bigger, sun-filled enclosure. This film is as much Dominique’s story as Sandy’s,
telling the tale of a dedicated animal lover who rose from poverty to become a pivotal player
in the Chimfunshi story. River of Ashes: One of Hindu’s holiest places, the Ganges at Benaras
is the religious centerpiece for dreams and pilgrimages of many Indians. It is so holy, that
bathing in its waters is said to heal one of a lifetimes’worth of karma, while dying on its banks
sends one straight to heaven… But in parallel to the spirituality that elevates it to a place
of dreams, there is an equally dark and squalid underworld. The river is dying a slow and sordid death as the ashes and the bodies of the many visiting pilgrims choke its already stifled
flow, and those that work the cogs of cremation are marked by a deeply entrenched classism
as “untouchables”. This lyrical documentary explores the intricacies and inherent ironies surrounding concepts of purity, impurity, the holy and mundane which are acted out on its banks
each day through the daily lives of the three main characters as they go about their daily lives.
Running time: 2 x 25΄
Year of production: 2009
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African Renaissance
Michael Raimondo
African Renaissance
Michael Raimondo
73 Rose Str Bo-Kaap 1st Floor
Cape Town 8001, South Africa
T. +27 82 290 0197
[email protected]
www.africanrenaissance.co.za
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THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Lifestyles
HEART’S DESIRE
Hans Heijnen
In the state of New Mexico, the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) places
about three thousand children in foster care each year. These children were taken from their
parents after being neglected or abused. Babies and young children are often relatively easily taken in by an adoptive family, but due to their age and background, these children are
considered less desirable. An unorthodox but effective solution was found to this problem:
the Heart Gallery. Professional glamour photographers portray the children at their very
best. These pictures are exhibited in public places. It’s a marketing trick, and it works.
Running time: 57΄
Year of production: 2009
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Zeppers Film & Television & IKON Television
Charlotte Sarneel
NPO/RNW Sales
Kaisa Kriek
45 Sumatralaan
Hilversum 1217 GP, The Netherlands
T. +31 35 677 3561
F. +31 35 677 5318
[email protected]
www.nposales.com
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FRANCE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
HENRI-GEORGE CLOUZOT’S INFERNO
Serge Bromberg & Ruxandra Medrea
In 1964, Henri-Georges Clouzot chose Romy Schneider, age 26, and Serge Reggiani, 42,
to be the stars of L’enfer. It was an enigmatic and original project with an unlimited
budget that was to be a cinematic “event” upon its release. But after three weeks of shooting, things took a turn for the worse. The project was stopped, and the images, which were
said to be “incredible”, would remain unseen.
Running time: 93΄
Year of production: 2009
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Lobster Films
MK2
55 Rue Traversière
Paris 75012, France
T. +33 1 4467 3030
F. +33 1 4307 2963
[email protected]
www.mk2.com
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POLAND
Category: Art, Music & Culture
HENRYK MUSIAłOWICZ.MAN
Anna Blaszczyk & Robert Kielak
Henryk Musiałowicz is an artist recognized and valued around the world. His works have
been exhibited for over 40 years. The paintings, graphics, spatial compositions and totems
hardly fit in the studio. Never satisfied, he constantly modifies and reshapes his works, never
allowing them to fall into oblivion. He commands them to live on. The 95-year-old artist
poses the most important questions with unabated enthusiasm. Can the passion for discovery and the path to the answer become a goal in itself? Will he ever cease to be
amazed? The documentary by Anna Błaszczyk and Robert Kielak portrays a man full of energy and eagerness to work who keeps searching, wondering at, admiring and feeling bewildered at the surrounding world with a childlike curiosity.
Running time: 30΄
Year of production: 2009
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Blaszanka Studio
Anna Blaszczyk
Krakow Film Foundation
Katarzyna Wilk
Morawskiego 5 p.434
Krakow 30-102, Poland
T. +48 12 294 6945
F. +48 12 294 6945
[email protected]
www.kff.com.pl
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SOUTH AFRICA
Category: Art, Music & Culture
HHP
Ernie Vosloo
In this episode, Vosloo gets to grips with hip hop star Jabulani Tsambo, aka Hip Hop
Pantsula and asks “who do you think you are?” He delves into the icon’s background to reveal a complex web of heritage, culture, revelations as well as a great bunch of stories. A
few intriguing surprises are unearthed – a Kimberley diamond mining background, royal
connections – as well as a rich history of social edginess despite our supposedly puritanical past. Ultimately, Vosloo’s film does what few others have managed and goes a long
way to answering the question “what does it mean to be African?”
Running time: 48΄
Year of production: 2009
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Rapid Blue
Kee-leen Irvine
Rapid Blue
Kee-leen Irvine
263 OAK AVENUE, FERNDALE, RANDBURG
Johannesburg 2194, South Africa
T. +27 11 789 7830
[email protected]
www.rapidblue.com
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UK
Category: Art, Music & Culture
HIGH ON HOPE
Piers Sanderson
High on Hope tells the story of the last British youth culture movement to threaten the establishment – Acid House. The magical journey from small gatherings to warehouses filled
with 10,000 young people every week is only part of the story. As the people dance in cavernous northern mills left derelict after the Thatcher years, we see a generation lost amidst
greed and recession, fighting for their own happiness, strongly connecting with where we
are today. The film has been made in the same way as the parties themselves – a collective collaboration with passion, enthusiasm and innovation.
Running time: 72’
Year of production: 2009
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Quark
Anna Higgs
Quark
Anna Higgs
10 Denmark Street
London
UK
T. +44 771 423 7776
[email protected]
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USA - MONGOLIA
Category: Current Affairs
THE HORSE BOY
Michel Orion Scott
The Horse Boy, which had its world premiere at Sundance, explores one family’s unforgettable journey as they travel halfway across the world in search of a miracle to heal their
son. A sweeping and emotionally charged story, the film embodies the openness and faith
the Isaacson family places in trying something extraordinary. After feeling traditional medicine had failed them, journalist Rupert Isaacson set out on horseback with wife Kristin and
their 5-year-old autistic son Rowan to seek help from legendary shamans in Northern
Mongolia. The results of the trip are simply astonishing. According to Variety: “This compelling documentary presents its story via multiple access points […] Pic has the nerve
to be spiritual without entering the minefield of faith, and through careful handling,
could resonate strongly with underserved auds.” A companion book is being published
worldwide.
Running time: 93΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Rupert Isaacson
Sales Company:
The Film Sales Company
Sales Contact Person:
Andrew Herwitz
165 Madison Ave., Suite 601
New York NY 10016, USA
T. +1 212 481 5020
F. +1 212 481 5021
[email protected]
www.filmsalescorp.com
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GERMANY
Category: Current Affairs
HOTEL SAHARA
Bettina Haasen
“Hotel Sahara” is a metaphor for the transition of migrants who have left their old life behind but who have not yet reached what they are dreaming of. The focus of the film is
Nouadhibou, or Hotel Sahara, in Mauritania, a transit location where thousands of immigrants converge on their way to Europe. Travelers from Sub-Saharan countries arrive in this
melting pot, which has been a platform of human traffic for centuries. Located in the past
and the future, this film offers an intimate inside look into this place of waiting, of hope,
of unfulfilled dreams, of invented and true stories, and of double identities.
Running time: 52’ & 86’
Year of production: 2009
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Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion
Christian Beetz
Deckert Distribution GmbH
Nick Pastucha
Marienplatz 1
LEIPZIG
Germany
T. +49 341 2156638
F. +49 341 2156639
[email protected]
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USA
Category: Environment & Wildlife
HOTSPOTS
Michael Tobias
Based upon the book, Hotspots Revisited: Earth’s Biologically Richest and Most Endangered Terrestrial Ecoregions, by Russell A. Mittermeier et.al, this expeditionary feature film documentary shows how many conservation efforts are succeeding throughout the world and what
it takes – in the trenches – to negotiate a sustainable future for life on Earth. Locations in
Madagascar, Brazil, Peru, Chile, the US and New Zealand were chosen as critical representatives of the 35 terrestrial hotspots thus far identified by scientists at Conservation International.
The film reveals numerous primates, avians, rodents, bats, insects, reptiles, amphibians, unique
plants and human cultural artifacts, some never before filmed. Several new species are
recorded on film for the first time. While stylistically incorporating behind-the-scenes realities of conservation filmmaking itself, the feature film Hotspots is driven by an analysis of representative key critical habitats throughout the world most in need of conservation; of techniques that are working to save the most number of threatened, endangered and vulnerable
species and genera; and the future outlooks for numerous regions across the planet where
there is a good likelihood that well-tuned science, community conservation, government
commitment, and informed philanthropic choices can make a huge difference.
Running time: 89΄
Year of production: 2008
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Dancing Star Foundation
10 Francs
Guy Knafo
28 Rue de L’Equerre
Paris 75019, France
T. +33 1 4874 4377 F. +33 1 4874 8265
[email protected]
www.10francs.fr
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COLOMBIA-SPAIN
Category: Lifestyles
THE HOUSE
Tayo Cortés
The Mendez family has been living on occupied land in the hills outside Bogotá for forty
years. They can be legally evicted at any time. Every day they walk down to the city to collect scrap materials to sell, and leftovers from restaurants to feed their pigs. Victor has been
married to Marta for ten years, but his mother Elvira has never approved of her. The conflict between these two women forces Victor to take sides and comes in the way of their
efforts to earn a living. Dignity and courage come to the fore in a story about the impossibility of progress and the persistence of dreams for this family of scrap merchants.
Running time: 70’
Year of production: 2009
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Devenir / Andoliado Producciones
Laura Collado
Andoliado Producciones
Laura Collado
c/ Sant Guillem 17, 1º-1ª, 08006
Barcelona
Spain
T. +34 932 090 897
[email protected]
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ITALY
Category: Current Affairs
HOUSING
Federica di Giacomo
People clinging, as though shipwrecked, to the walls of a house. This is a prevalent image
in certain neighborhoods where a dwelling is the only thing people possess. For over
twenty years in Bari no new public housing has been assigned. Meanwhile, three thousand families are on the waiting list. Inevitably, a silent war among the poor has broken
out, a war in which squatters lay siege to the lodgings of anyone careless enough to leave
home for a few hours too many, whether to visit a relative or to keep a hospital appointment. The squatters mainly target the houses of old or single people. They stake their claim
on the basis that they are large families and, once they’re in, it’s difficult to make them leave.
Running time: 90’
Year of production: 2009
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B&B Film
Alison Ercolani
B&B Film
Alison Ercolani
Via Ottaviano 9
Rome
Italy
T. +39 6 3972 9989
F. +39 6 3972 6129
[email protected]
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IRAN
Category: Environment & Wildlife
HOW GREEN WAS OUR VALLEY
Fereshteh Joghataei
The water is rising and 63 villages in the way of a green valley will be flooded and their
residents must leave. There is a holy shrine in one of the villages and people are waiting
for a miracle from the holy shrine.
Running time: 32΄
Year of production: 2009
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Alfa Darya
Fereshteh Joghataei
Alfa Darya
Fereshteh Joghataei
No.20 (38 new), Shaghayegh Alley, Iranpars Ave.
Tehran 1477968433, Iran
T. +98 93 2915 9817
F. +98 21 4481 4757
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ITALY
Category: Art, Music & Culture
HOW I AM
Ingrid Demetz & Caroline Leitner
How do we get to know a person? Is verbal exchange a necessary requirement to get closer
to somebody or can gestures describe his or her essence? As far as Patrick is concerned, neither of these theories apply. In the foreground, his spoken words and his body language tell
about his disability, but they don’t give us any information about his emotional world. It is impossible to guess what he is feeling or thinking. There is an abyss between his appearance and
what is inside of him. Only his written words allow us to get to know him and to have a look
at his soul. During our “conversations” with Patrick, I watched as he typed each letter into the
computer and how in the end these letters expressed his thoughts. While watching this process
I became aware of how precious and strong words can be, and of how little is sometimes
enough to say a lot, but also that some things can’t be put into words. It is important that people become aware of this in order to be able to approach others with any kind of disability in
a human and sensitive way. This film can be a little step in this direction and maybe one or
another spectator will feel like knowing more about autism. It doesn’t offer any kind of scientific explanation of autism, but is rather a subjective description of what it means for
Patrick to live with autism as well as a chance for him to reach us through his own words.
Running time: 49΄
Year of production: 2008
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Zelig Film School.
Georg Zeller
Stefilm
Elena Filippini
5 B Via Galliari
Torino 10125, Italy
T. +39 011 668 0017 F. +39 011 668 0003
[email protected]
www.stefilm.it
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GREECE
Category: Current Affairs
I GOT DEPRESSION
Nikolas (Zogras) Varzokas
Ms Olga reveals her health setback, which lasted long enough. More than it should have,
more than she could bear, more than it was. In brief it lasted 6-7 whole years, but who’s
counting, who can determine the actual duration of depression. That kind of math is always being calculated afterwards, at the exit, at the counter. Because it is only then that
one considers values and takes into account the loss or, as in the case of Ms Olga, the gain.
Gain? What could someone gain from depression? Tears? Pain? Sorrow? I don’t know! The
fights we give in life are not to be taught. Especially when the opponent is our own self.
Our minds, our souls and our hearts from which we desire to keep beating.
Running time: 6΄
Year of production: 2010
Production Contact Person: Nikolas Zogras
Sales Contact Person:
Nikolas Zogras
65 Perdika Street
Thessaloniki 54639, Greece
T. +30 6973 075 070
[email protected]
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Category: Lifestyles
I SLEEP BUT MY HEART IS AWAKE
Adi Arbel & Osnat Margowsky
Almost 40 years old, she has a loving family and a satisfying job. So why can’t she sleep
at night? At the height of a hectic personal and professional life, she experiences alienating loneliness, existential doubt and an echoing emptiness. Almost without noticing, she
is drawn into a deep spiritual journey, which leads her to a series of surprising revelations,
hidden along the path of mundane daily tasks. Magic, grace and mystery sneak into her
life.
One upsetting and traumatic night, she discovers a new sense of godliness within her.
When morning comes, she realizes there’s no turning back.
Running time: 58΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Osnat Margowsky
Sales Company:
Ruth Diskin Films, Ltd.
Sales Contact Person:
Ruth Diskin
5 Issachar Street
Jerusalem 93629, Israel
T. +972 2 672 4256
F. +972 2 672 4210
[email protected]
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BELGIUM
Category: Lifestyles
I’LL GET BETTER TOMORROW
Clémence Hébert
Axelle, Hugo, Kareem and Victor have cancer. They are just kids; one is still a baby. They put
up for 18 months with the treatment’s ordeal, with the help of their loving parents and the
medical team, as professional as they are warm-hearted. A filmed struggle into advanced
medicine; sophisticated, but still rough – the team perform miracles but there a limits to
what they can accomplish – this is brain cancer after all. A dense, highly informative film,
respectful in its uplifting portrait of the children’s spontaneity: a force manifested with astonishing strength.
Running time: 84΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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Need Production
Denis Delcampe
Ventes - CBA/WIP - Sales
Thierry Detaille
19F Avenue des Arts
Bruxelles 1000, Belgium
T. +32 477 617 170
F. +32 2 227 2239
[email protected]
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USA
Category: Lifestyles
I’M DANGEROUS WITH LOVE
Michel Negroponte
Dimitri had been a drug addict for twenty years. Then a single dose of a drug called Ibogaine which comes from the root of a West African plant stopped his addiction cold, and
he never used again. Now Dimitri has become an Ibogaine provider, devoting his life to
helping other addicts. The trouble is, it’s illegal in America, and its strong hallucinogenic
properties provide different experiences for everyone who tries it. Filmmaker Michel Negroponte enters the worldwide subculture devoted to Ibogaine, and follows Dimitri over
three years, as he attempts to help a wide range of addicts, with mixed results.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Blackbridge Productions
Michel Negroponte
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
www.catndocs.com
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SOUTH AFRICA
Category: Art, Music & Culture
I’M NOT DEAD YET
Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann
I’m Not Dead Yet is a frank, yet bizarrely humorous portrait that explores youth, aging, the
importance of activism, the joys of cycling and the secret of aloes. This feature-length documentary is told through intimate interviews and observational footage of eclectic, eccentric Resistance Artist, Manfred Zylla. A German man who has made Cape Town, South
Africa his home. Zylla is best known for his work against the apartheid regime. All his life,
he has challenged social conventions; speaking for the exploited and oppressed; using his
art to powerful and prolific extents. However, Manfred is yet to gain the true recognition
he deserves. Through dipping into his work, delving into his past, and painting his present, I’m Not Dead Yet subtly observes the world that Manfred, now 70, inhabits.
Running time: 72΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann
Sales Contact Person:
Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann
P.O. Box 66461
Nairobi 00800, Kenya
T. +254 728 669 073
[email protected]
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ISRAEL
Category: Lifestyles
IDA’S DANCE CLUB
Dalit Kimor
A ballroom dancing competition in a retirement community is the setting for this moving portrait of individuals dancing against all odds. The participants are way past retirement age, but that doesn’t stop them from dancing and singing, from falling in love or experiencing disappointment. The participants hardly know one another outside the club
walls, but the complexity of their lives is gradually revealed to us. The magical atmosphere
of the club and the ballroom dancing gives them the strength to overcome the wear and
tear of time, health problems and difficult memories. They become princes and princesses
for whom anything is still possible.
Running time: 59΄
Year of production: 2009
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Anu Banu Productions
Yael Shavit
Ruth Diskin Films, Ltd.
Ruth Diskin
5 Issachar Street
Jerusalem 93629, Israel
T. +972 2 672 4256
F. +972 2 672 4210
[email protected]
www.ruthfilms.com
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BELGIUM
Category: Lifestyles
IN CASE OF LOSS OF PRESSURE
Sarah Moon Howe
The film tells how a mother, the director (Don’t Tell My Mother), overcomes the shock of
being told of her child’s disability, and how the bad news forces her, an ex-stripper, to accept her own difference. From a personal point of view, with distance as well as intimacy,
her reality is captured in a blend of documentary, pictured dreams and symbolism. A subtle and moving meditation on difference.
Running time: 46΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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Sofidoc
Françoise Levie
Ventes - CBA/WIP - Sales
Thierry Detaille
19F Avenue des Arts
Bruxelles 1000, Belgium
T. +32 477 617 170
F. +32 2 227 2239
[email protected]
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THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Current Affairs
IN THE SHADOW OF THE QUAKE
Sibel Bilgin & Floor Kooij
A documentary about the region that suffered the Marmara earthquake, 10 years later. This
is a follow up to the filmmakers’ 1999 documentary My Broken Town. The main focus of
the film is: What has happened to these people and families in their hometowns during
these 10 years? Of course, the broken town is not broken anymore. The villages, towns,
houses and landscape have recovered quite rapidly. If one does not know that an earthquake struck there, one cannot tell that these towns were swept away. But from a human
aspect, the people’s broken feelings are still there. Life came back, yet their own life and
their own memories seem to be still buried in their hearts and minds; as if they are
watching their daily routine from a distance. The shadow of the quake has dimmed the
light.
Running time: 60’
Year of production: 2009
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Parallel Film
Sibel Bilgin
Parallel Film
Sibel Bilgin
Hemonystraat 14, 107 4 BP
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T. +31 20 675 7180
[email protected]
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FINLAND
Category: Current Affairs
IN THE STEAM OF LIFE
Joonas Berghall
Naked Finnish men in saunas speak straight from the heart about love, death, birth and
friendship; and about life. By the warmth of rusty stoves they cleanse themselves both physically and mentally in an exceptionally intimate and poetic film with a deeply emotional
and unforgettable finale.
Running time: 90΄
Year of production: 2010
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Oktober Oy.
Joonas Berghall
Films Transit International Inc
Jan Röfekamp
252 Gouin Boulevard East
Montreal H3L1A8, Canada
T. +1 514 844 3358
F. +1 514 844 7298
[email protected]
www.filmstransit.com
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DENMARK
Category: Current Affairs
INTO ETERNITY
Michael Madsen
Every day, large amounts of high-level radioactive waste are placed in interim storage, vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters or changes in society. In Finland, the world’s
first permanent repository is being cut out of solid rock – a huge system of underground
tunnels – that must last the entire period the waste remains hazardous: 100,000 years.
Running time: 75΄
Year of production: 2010
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Magic Hour Films
Lise Lense Moeller
Films Transit International Inc
Jan Röfekamp
252 Gouin Boulevard East
Montreal H3L1A8, Canada
T. +1 514 844 3358
F. +1 514 844 7298
[email protected]
www.filmstransit.com
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DENMARK
Category: Lifestyles
THE INVENTION OF DR. NAKAMATS
Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Dr. Nakamats is a cult figure in Japan and a famous inventor with over 3,400 patents. He
is about to celebrate his 80th birthday, still feeling young and full of energy. He is convinced
that he will live to be 144 years old. But how will Dr. Nakamats reach this goal? The film
follows this extraordinary Japanese celebrity on his life-prolonging mission whilst he delves
into new inventions.
Running time: 57’
Year of production: 2009
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Plus Pictures ApS
Mette Heide
Plus Pictures ApS
Mette Heide
Vester Voldgade 83, 1.
Copenhagen V
Denmark
T. +45 331 112 10
F. +45 331 112 11
[email protected]
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POLAND
Category: Art, Music & Culture
INVENTORIUM OF TRACES
Stephen Quay & Timothy Quay
In the Renaissance castle of Polish count Jan Potocki in Lancut, the modern traces of a past
glory persevere and become visible again in the tones of Krzysztof Penderecki’s music and
the Quay Brothers’ imaginitive animation.
Running time: 25΄
Year of production: 2009
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TVP Kultura
Aleksandra Biernacka
TVP SA
Maria Nadolna
17, J.P. Woronicza str.
Warsaw 00-999, Poland
T. +48 22 547 6139
F. +48 22 547 7583
[email protected]
www.tvp.pl
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Category: Sports
THE INVINCIBLES
Mark Jeremy Kaplan
In 1974, a brutally oppressive regime in South Africa was under worldwide condemnation.
The Apartheid regime had ruthlessly crushed all opposition but was faced with isolation on
all fronts. The white regime was desperate for the British and Irish Lions rugby team to tour
its country and the tour went ahead in spite of the advice from the UK and Irish governments.
What followed is possibly the most controversial rugby tour of all time, a tour that would
convert household names into living rugby legends as, unexpectedly, a formidable Lions’
pack and a brilliant back line played the game of rugby as it had never been played before.
Confronted by such a team, the mighty Springboks were humbled and they resorted to intimidation leading to the most violent fights to ever break out on a rugby field.
The film mixes archival footage with in-depth interviews with players, coaches and selectors.
It goes behind the scenes to reveal for the first time candid film footage shot by three of the
British Lions rugby players themselves as they spent three months touring the country.
Running time: 90΄
Year of production: 2009
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WestPark Pictures
Gloria Morris
WestPark Pictures
Gloria Morris
22 Glenthorne Road
London W6 0NG, UK
T. +44 208 563 9393
F. +44 208 741 7214
[email protected]
www.westparkpictures.com
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GERMANY
Category: History & Politics
THE INVISIBLE FRAME
Cynthia Beatt
In 1988 Cynthia Beatt and the young Tilda Swinton embarked on a filmic journey along the
Berlin Wall into little-known territory. The film Cycling the Frame is now an unusual document.
21 years later, in June 2009, Beatt re-traced the line of the Wall that once isolated West
Berlin and Tilda Swinton returned to perform as the ‘cyclist’. The Invisible Frame depicts this
poetic passage through varied landscapes, this time on both sides of the former Wall. The
film raises questions of collective memory and healing, of how to capture history and the
invisible on film.
Running time: 60’
Year of production: 2009
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Filmgalerie 451
Frieder Schlaich
Filmgalerie 451
Frieder Schlaich
Saarbrücker Straße 24
10405”
Berlin
Germany
T. +49 30 3398 2800
F. +49 30 3398 2810
[email protected]
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Category: Art, Music & Culture
ISA HESSE RABINOVITCH –
THE MOVIE GAME
Anka Schmid
The Swiss film pioneer Isa Hesse Rabinovitch followed unconventional paths all her life.
The daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants, she grew up in Zurich. She married one of Herman Hesse’s sons. Influenced by the artistic work of her parents, she worked as an illustrator, a reporter and a photographer, always determined to maintain her independence.
At the age of fifty, she began to make films. Anka Schmid presents her in the same artistic style: she intercuts archival material, with clips from the original works and interviews
with companions, thus creating a shimmering and fascinating portrait of this extraordinary artist.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Reck Filmproduktion
Franceska Reck
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
www.catndocs.com
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ITALY
Category: History & Politics
THE ISLAND OF ROSES,
TRAGEDY IN PARADISE
Rebecca Samonà
While Rebecca is expecting a baby girl, she decides to travel to Rhodes (Greece) with her
mother, Erminia, to unravel the story of their family.
Mother and daughter recall their last visit to Aunt Stella, who lived the last year of her life
thinking she had returned to Auschwitz. Erminia and Stella were born on Rhodes, “The Island of Roses”, the capital of the Italian Dodecanese (1912-1943).
Back on the island where she was born in 1938 to an Italian soldier and a Rhodian Jewess, Erminia reads her father’s diaries to her daughter. She recalls her parent’s love, her father’s opposition to the Nazi occupation during World War II and his deportation, the death
of her mother’s family in Auschwitz together with the rest of the local Jewish community.
With her, we discover the hidden story of the island’s Jewish community, destroyed in 1944.
The journey of the two women starts in Brussels, where, with their cousins of Rhodian origin, the filmmaker and her mother Erminia celebrate Passover, the symbol of universal freedom.
Running time: 58΄
Year of production: 2008
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L’Altravista
10 Francs
Guy Knafo
28 Rue de L’Equerre
Paris 75019, France
T. +33 1 4874 4377
F. +33 1 4874 8265
[email protected]
www.10francs.fr
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Category: Current Affairs
ISRAEL LTD
Mor Loushy
The «Israel Experience» is the biggest Zionist project in over a decade. Its sole purpose is
to create new allies for the State of Israel in times of crisis. To this end, the «Israel Experience» offers young Jews from around the world guided tours of the Holy Land. The film
accompanies a group of young Americans on their intensive bus journey across a strong
and righteous Israel. The marketing of Israel as such, juxtaposed against reality, reveals our
need as a society to not confront our flaws.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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One Man Show
Daniel Sivan
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
www.catndocs.com
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CANADA
Category: Lifestyles
IT’S A TEEN’S WORLD:
WIRED FOR SEx, LIES & POWER TRIPS
Lynn Glazier
What price do teenagers pay to be cool, hip and popular in a sexually-charged social world?
Whether it’s posting sexy photos and raunchy video on the net, ass-grabbing in the
school hallway or spreading explicit gossip that shatters high school lives, harassment is
commonplace, even acceptable. Through computer screens, inside all-ages clubs, with candid personal diaries and the teens’ own short dramas about sexual pressures, It’s a Teen’s
World is an unflinching exposé of three culturally diverse groups of teens who share what
it’s like to navigate a tangled web of sex, lies and power trips.
Running time: 45΄
Year of production: 2009
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Storyline Entertainment.
Ed Barreveld
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
www.catndocs.com
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ISRAEL
Category: History & Politics
JAFFA THE ORANGES’ CLOCKWORK
Eyal Sivan
Jaffa, the Orange’s Clockwork recounts the visual history of the famous citrus fruit originating
from Palestine and known worldwide for decades as “Jaffa oranges”. The history of the Jaffa
brand is the history of this land. Examining the visual representation of Jaffa oranges, this
film reflects on western fantasies of “the Orient”, the “Holy Land” and the State of Israel. It
describes colonial covetousness, the processes of obliteration, nationalization and repudiation, and unveils the story of what was once both a common symbol and a common
industry for Arabs and Jews in Palestine.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Trabelsi Productions
Osnat Trabelsi
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
www.catndocs.com
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USA
Category: Art, Music & Culture
JOAN BAEZ: HOW SWEET THE SOUND
Mary Wharton
In the first comprehensive documentary to chronicle the private life and public career of
Joan Baez, this film examines her history as a recording artist and performer as well as her
remarkable journey as the conscience of a generation. Filled throughout with breathtaking performances spanning her entire career, the filmmakers capture Baez in conversations
with close companions and even in repose, making for a most intimate experience of unparalleled access. Joan is joined on screen by Bob Dylan, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn and
Reverend Jesse Jackson, among others, each of whom illuminate aspects of her extraordinary life. The film is also rich in archival footage, detailing her controversial visit to North
Vietnam and her close relationship with Dr. King, Jr. Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound is a
stirring, emotional portrait that is not to be missed.
Running time: 100΄
Year of production: 2009
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Razor & Tie
John Luneau
The Film Sales Company
Andrew Herwitz
165 Madison Ave., Suite 601
New York NY 10016, USA
T. +1 212 481 5020
F. +1 212 481 5021
[email protected]
www.filmsalescorp.com
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ISRAEL
Category: History & Politics
THE JUDGE
Ram Landes & Ami Teer
Few judges anywhere have confronted the challenges faced by Aharon Barak, the former
Chief Justice of Israel’s Supreme Court. A survivor of the Holocaust, he knows firsthand the
dangers posed by intolerance and xenophobia, and spent his career negotiating a delicate
balance between Israel as a Jewish state and Israel as a democracy. Though often controversial, his rulings have become textbook cases for law students around the world. During his tenure, Barak never spoke to the media. Now that he feels his time is running out,
he has agreed to bare his soul – the soul of a judge – on camera for the very first time.
Running time: 53΄
Year of production: 2009
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Koda Communications
Ram Landes
Cinephil
Philippa Kowarsky
18 Levontin Street
Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
T. +972 3 566 4129
F. +972 3 560 1436
[email protected]
www.cinephil.co.il
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GERMANY
Category: Current Affairs
THE JUNGLE RADIO
Susanne Jäger
In the midst of the Nicaraguan rain forest “Palabra de mujer” broadcasts traditional music, personal greeting messages, and missing mule reports. But it is more than a small radio station: a focus on women lends the project its revolutionary social impact. In a country with wanton domestic violence, “Palabra de mujer” – in conjunction with the local
women’s center – is a symbol for major social change to many people. The founder of the
station, Yamileth Chavarría, uses radio broadcasting to provide a message of hope to her
listeners. She has been threatened, but refuses to be intimidated: “If they have to shoot me
down in front of the microphone, everyone will hear.”The author Susanne Jäger reveals the
chauvinism of South and Central American society and a corrupt judicial system. Her film
captures the spirit of the people involved and the unconventional methods used to fight
for justice and equality.
Running time: 90΄
Year of production: 2009
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Arielfilms & WDR & 3sat
united docs GmbH
Anne Hufnagel
48-50 Breite Strasse
Cologne 50667, Germany
T. +49 221 920 690
F. +49 221 920 6969
[email protected]
www.united-docs.com
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Category: Lifestyles
JUNIOR
Jenna Rosher
Women come and go... but a Ma is forever. Eddie Belasco is a 75-year-old Italian American who seems to have jumped from the pages of a Scorsese script. Except he lives with
his 98-year-old mother, Josephine. Luckily, their senses of humor match their levels of irritability. Together they fight and laugh in equal measures as the difficulties of aging and
living in a changing neighborhood catch up with them. Jenna Rosher deftly captures the
bond between this odd couple and crafts a hilarious and touching portrait of growing old
while staying young.
Running time: 77΄
Year of production: 2009
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Althea Films
Jenna Rosher
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
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GREECE
Category: Lifestyles
JUST ANOTHER DAY
Myrto Papadogeorgou
When is it time to give up on your dreams and face reality? Why do we deal with time as
if it is the enemy of our dreams? How come our lives are so different to those of our parents? Since when does what you do for a living define who you are? And what is more important, to try and maybe fail or to never try at all? Wandering around the streets of New
York, a Greek woman is looking for an answer to all these soul-consuming questions and
a way out of her own personal crisis. An audiovisual essay on a day like any other…
Running time: 17΄
Year of production: 2010
Production Company:
Myrto Papadogeorgou & Family
Production Contact Person: Myrto Papadogeorgou
Sales Contact Person:
Myrto Papadogeorgou
10 Kalypsous Street
Athens 10435, Greece
T. +30 69 74 425 658
[email protected]
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Category: Science & Technology
JUST TRIAL AND ERROR
Alex Gabbay
Consciousness defies definition. In order to look at consciousness – through the eyes of
people whose work is closely connected to the subject – filmmaker Alex Gabbay invites
a sculptor, two neuroscientists and a tech entrepreneur to explore the part consciousness
plays in their respective fields.
By exploring consciousness through the disciplines of neuroscience, art and technology,
we take a closer look at what divides and connects us. Set against a lingering score by Wajid Hassan and with the witty use of visual material, the film creates its own narrative out
of fascinating interviews
Running time: 52΄ & 65΄
Year of production: 2009
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Barefoot Films
Alex Gabbay
JMT Films Distribution
Michael Treves
20 Bialik Street
Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
T. +972 52 363 3398
F. +972 52 363 3398
[email protected]
www.jmtfilms.com
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BELGIUM
Category: History & Politics
K.O.R. – THE WORKERS’
DEFENSE COMMITTEE
Joanna Grudzinska
The film recounts the story of Poland’s KOR (Committee for the Defense of Workers),
through the testimony and the archives of five founders and activists of the movement, engaged in the workers’ struggle against Stalinism. A contemporary political adventure that
led to the creation of Solidarnosc, marking an entire European generation, and reaffirming values still threatened today: democracy, solidarity, the struggle for social justice and
the ability to live together.
Running time: 55΄
Year of production: 2009
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Dérives.
Veronique Marit
Ventes - CBA/WIP - Sales
Thierry Detaille
19F Avenue des Arts
Bruxelles 1000, Belgium
T. +32 477 617 170
F. +32 2 227 2239
[email protected]
www.ventes-cbawip-sales.be
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AUSTRALIA
Category: Current Affairs
K11 – CONFESSIONS OF A SEx TOURIST
Puja Khoschsorur
K11 – a synonym for a known Mecca of prostitution in Cambodia, shows the perpetrator’s
side of sex tourism. Unaware of the hidden camera, a 44-year-old businessman openly
talks about the tricks he uses to lure young girls into his hotel, while he ridicules new international laws that protect young sex workers. The director Puja Khoschsorur lived in Cambodia working for a local NGO in the monitoring, investigation and reporting of all forms of violence against women. A rare insight into a hidden multitude of Western men, realizing their perverted dreams
without any fear of prosecution. Running time: 29΄
Year of production: 2009
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Le Donja
Autlook Filmsales
Andrea Hock
4/17 Trappelgasse
Vienna 1040, Austria
T. +43 720 34 69 34
[email protected]
www.autlookfilms.com
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ISRAEL
Category: Current Affairs
KALANDIA –A CHECKPOINT’S STORY
Neta Efroni
Over a span of six years, filmmaker Neta Efrony documented an Israeli military Checkpoint
– on the road between East Jerusalem and Ramallah – that grew and expanded into becoming a terminal. The Kalandia Checkpoint does not separate Arabs from Jews; it separates Palestinians from Palestinians.
The film is an authentic and disturbing testimony to the daily struggle of Palestinians who
wish to continue their routine lives, on their way to work, education, medical care or religious rituals.
Running time: 59΄
Year of production: 2009
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Women’s Fund for Human Rights
Susan Lourenco
JMT Films Distribution
Michael Treves
20 Bialik Street
Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
T. +972 52 363 3398
F. +972 52 363 3398
[email protected]
www.jmtfilms.com
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ROMANIA - FRANCE
Category: History & Politics
KAPITALISM – OUR SECRET RECIPE
Alexandru Solomon
Imagine if Ceausescu came back 20 years after he was overthrown and executed in Romania. The idea might seem absurd or bizarre – and indeed it is. But so is the post-communist reality the former communist dictator would encounter. The people who built capitalism in Romania are his nearest and dearest and they are actually the ones who are doing
business with Western Europe today...
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Hi Film
Alexandru Solomon
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
www.catndocs.com
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CANADA
Category: Art, Music & Culture
KARSH IS HISTORY
Joseph Hillel
Ernest Hemingway, Martin Luther King, Walt Disney, Einstein, Fidel Castro, JFK, Winston
Churchill, Picasso, Glen Gould, Audrey Hepburn: we all know that single, most famous picture of every one of them. Behind the camera was the legendary photographer Yousuf
Karsh. The film illuminates the multiple meanings ordinary people as well as critics, curators and philosophers attach to portrait photographs and – through the prism of these
meanings – portrays the singular career of Yousuf Karsh the ultimate mythmaker. To be
“Karshed” was a synonym for having attained the summit of worldly achievement. During his 60-year career, the 15,312 portraits he made rank him as one of the greatest 20th
century photographers.
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PRODUCTIONS GRAND NORD QUÉBEC INC.
Ian McLaren
Films Transit International Inc
Jan Röfekamp
252 Gouin Boulevard East, H3L1A8
Montreal
Canada
T. +1 514 844 3358
F. +1 514 844 7298
[email protected]
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USA - ISRAEL - JAPAN
Category: History & Politics
KASHMIR – JOURNEY TO FREEDOM
Udi Aloni
The story of a new generation of young Muslim Kashmiris who, after years of armed resistance, decided to lay down their arms and start a non-violent resistance movement in
the hope of finally achieving peace and independence. They strive for a renaissance of the
Kashmiri tradition of religious and ethnic coexistence, inspired by Sufi culture.
Running time: 73΄
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Dig the Movie LLC
Sarah Kamens & Rafi Cohen
Cinephil
Philippa Kowarsky
18 Levontin Street
Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
T. +972 3 566 4129
F. +972 3 560 1436
[email protected]
www.cinephil.co.il
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SOUTH AFRICA
Category: Lifestyles
KENTRIDGE & DUMAS,
IN CONVERSATION
Catherine Meyburgh
Described as “an intellectual expressionist” and “profoundly feminist”, her work has been
exhibited the world over, most recently at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2008).
These two instantly likeable, giant figures of South African art meet to discuss personal
artistic process and practice, their perceptions of beauty, painting, reduction, application,
and the subjects and mediums that they choose. Their chat gives us a gentle insight into
their work, thoughts and feelings, and a fascinating glimpse into the working reality and
studios of artists who refuse to be button-holed by one genre or another.
Running time: 64΄
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Pulp Films
Jason Hoff
Encounters Festival and Distribution
Nazeer Achmed
27 Caledon Street, 1st floor
Cape Town 8001, South Africa
T. +27 21 465 4686
F. +27 21 461 6964
[email protected]
www.encounters.co.za
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BELGIUM
Category: Sports
KICK ’N’ ROLL
Bob Van Bob
The Shinobi Riders are very zen boys and girls who play soccer on roller skates and compete for the world cup. We accompany them to San Francisco, clinging to trucks and skating down Chinatown, then on to the competition. The portrait of a microculture tinged with
Manga aesthetics, the film offers a glimpse of an engaging group of teenagers, full of hope
and talent, far beyond divisions of race, age, social origin, or sex.
Running time: 52΄
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Des Airs Production
Bob Vandenbroele
Ventes - CBA/WIP - Sales
Thierry Detaille
19F Avenue des Arts
Bruxelles 1000, Belgium
T. +32 477 617 170
F. +32 2 227 2239
[email protected]
www.ventes-cbawip-sales.be
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FRANCE
Category: Current Affairs
KIDS GANGS IN RIO
Soly Levy
In 1993, Soly Levy made a film entitled Sons of the Wind, about the poverty of street kids in
Rio de Janeiro and how they were being eliminated by police-organized death squads. Kids
Gangs in Rio, his second film on the subject, shows just how alarming the children’s living
conditions have since become. The number of kids living on the street is growing and a majority of them are employed as little criminal soldiers by drug dealing gangs. Highly sophisticated and extremely lethal weapons are used in clashes between the drug traffickers and
the police, the army and rival gangs. At the end of the 1990s, there were an estimated 1,500
children assassinated in Rio alone. Between January and June 2008, 3,000 young kids died
there of gunshot wounds. For the whole of Brazil, an estimated 40,000 people have been shot
dead every year for the past ten years. This film is based on accounts from drug traffickers,
lawyers, politicians, anthropologists, historians and doctors. Their reflections help us to understand the social background which has led to this state of extreme poverty and violence,
and what hope there is for the future. It also contains an extraordinary account of a dealer
who heads one of the many sales outlets in the favela, but who began life as a lawyer.
Running time: 52΄
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10 Francs
Guy Knafo
28 Rue de L’Equerre
Paris 75019, France
T. +33 1 4874 4377 F. +33 1 4874 8265
[email protected]
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USA
Category: Current Affairs
THE KIDS GROW UP
Doug Block
Doug Block has captured much of his daughter Lucy’s life on camera. Now his only child
is turning 18 and soon she’ll be leaving home for college. Lucy’s imminent departure is the
springboard for The Kids Grow Up, a humorous and deeply moving first person look at father-daughter relationships, modern day parenting, and the looming empty nest.
Running time: 90΄
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Copacetic Pictures
Doug Block
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
www.catndocs.com
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NORWAY
Category: Current Affairs
KILLING GIRLS
David Kinsella
St. Petersburg, Russia. An abortion clinic that specializes in late term teenage abortions.
Young girls arrive at the clinic through the back door, sometimes with their mother or a
friend. But all of them will have to go through the procedure alone. Here, abortions are performed even when a pregnancy is in its seventh month. Killing Girls is a story about moral
and economic choices in modern-day Russian society. It is the story of three girls who, at
one point in their life, decided to end a late term pregnancy. It is the story of the doctor
who performs these late term abortions. Through them we learn about the living conditions of the younger generation in Russia, those who dream of a glamorous western
lifestyle but are condemned to live scraping for the money to buy a moment of happiness.
Running time: 52’ & 80’
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Java Films
Kathryn Bonnici
4-6 Villa Thoréton
Paris 75015, France
T. +33 140 602 600
[email protected]
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USA-SOUTH KOREA-FRANCE
Current Affairs
KIMJONGILIA
N.C. Heikin
For 60 years, North Korea has been one of the most isolated countries in the world, a totalitarian nightmare from which almost no images or stories escape to the Western world.
N.C. Heikin’s fascinating, formally inventive film chronicles the experiences of a number of
defectors who tell harrowing stories of concentration camps, mass famine, and seemingly
impossible escapes. The picture they paint is alarming, even for those who keep well informed – a portrait of an entire nation forced to live in thrall, first to god-like dictator Kim
Il Song and, after his death, to his son, Kim Jong Il. Both a query into the mass adoration
of a cultish figure and a powerful testament to the human will to survive, Kimjongilia is a
bracing reminder of how little we know about one of the most discussed countries on earth.
Running time: 75’
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Green Garnet Productions
N.C. Heikin
Visit Films
Aida Li Pera
Suite 806, 89 5th Av., 10003
New York
USA
T. +1 718 312 8210
F. +1 718 362 4865
[email protected]
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USA
Category: Lifestyles
KINGS OF PASTRY
Chris Hegedus & D.A. Pennebaker
Imagine a scene never before witnessed: sixteen French pastry chefs gathered in Lyon for
three intense days of mixing, piping and sculpting everything from delicate chocolates to
six-foot sugar sculptures in hopes of being declared, by President Nicolas Sarkozy, one of
the best. This is the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition (Best Craftsmen
in France). The blue, white, and red striped collar awarded the winners is more than the
ultimate recognition for every chef – it is a dream and an obsession. The finalists, France’s
culinary elite, risk their reputations and sacrifice family and finances in pursuit of this lifelong distinction of excellence. Similar to the Olympics, the epic contest takes place every
four years and it requires that the chefs not only have extraordinary skill and nerves of steel
but also a lot of luck. During the grueling final competition, chefs work under constant
scrutiny by master judges and the critical palates of the world’s most renowned chefs evaluate their pastries.
The film captures the high-stakes drama of the competition – passion, sacrifice, disappointment, and joy – in the quest to become one of the Kings of Pastry.
Running time: 84΄
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Frazer Pennebaker
Jane Balfour Services
Jane Balfour
122 Elgin Crescent, Flat 2
London W11 2JN, UK
T. +44 207 727 1528
[email protected]
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FRANCE
Category: History & Politics
KOKONOR
Dorje Tsering Chenaktsang
The Kokonor Lake and its shores have been inhabited for centuries by Tibetan nomads. Since
its “peaceful liberation” by the forces of the People’s Liberation Army, China appropriated
this highly symbolic territory. Since then, Tibetans have been pushed aside from any projects run by the Chinese government: agricultural, demographic, military and industrial.
Since the 1990s, a new stake has emerged: tourism. Nomadic shepherds, who are the lakeside residents, have been set up on the shores of this sacred place for generations. Now,
they find themselves deprived of the economic profit resulting from the tourist explosion
in China, and they are reduced to taking their children dressed up in traditional costume
to be photographed by the tourists in return for a couple of cents.
Running time: 52΄
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Purple Productions
10 Francs
Guy Knafo
28 Rue de L’Equerre
Paris 75019, France
T. +33 1 4874 4377
F. +33 1 4874 8265
[email protected]
www.10francs.fr
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GREECE
Category: History & Politics
KOSTAKIS MESSOGITIS. IN MEMORIAM.
FOR DONATING HIS ORGANS,
FOR DONATING LIFE
Irene Annastassopoulou
In 1989, 13-year-old Kostakis Mesogitis was the first Greek to donate all of his organs. His
heart “travelled” to England and was transplanted into a 23-year-old Greek named Alexis.
The kidneys, lungs and liver were transplanted in Greece. Twenty years later, Kostaki’s
mother recalls the circumstances of her courageous decision to donate the organs of her
son. In the film, Alkiviadis Kostakis, President of the Hellenic Transplant Organization, Nikolaos Hadjinikolaou, Metropolitan Bishop and President of the Bioethics Committee of the
Church of Greece, Dr. Yiannis Papadatos, Head of Intensive Care at the Aglaia Kyriakou Children’s Hospital, Mrs.Varka-Adami, Professor of Law, and PASOK MP Yannis Diamantidis, who
is himself a recipient of his sister’s kidney, speak in favor of the idea of organ donation. The
documentary examines the different problems of organ donation in the case of a living or
deceased donor.
Running time: 53΄
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Hellenic Parliament
Hellenic Parliament
Panos Kouanis
Syntagma Square
Athens 100 21, Greece
T. +30 210 373 3058
F. +30 210 3707441
[email protected]
www.parliament.gr
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ICELAND
Category: Environment & Wildlife
KRAFTUR – THE LAST RIDE
Árni Gunnarsson & Steingrímur Karlsson &
Thorvardur Björgúlfsson
The Icelandic rider Tóti (Thorarinn Eymundsson) is invited to compete in the World Championship for Icelandic horses in Holland. Due to Icelandic health regulations, he is forced
to leave his extraordinary horse Kraftur in Holland. A true, dramatic story about a man and
his horse.
Running time: 47’
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Skotta Film, Kukl, Mystery, Borgaraugl’sing
Arni Gunnarsson
Skotta Film
Arni Gunnarsson
Túngata 14
Reykjavik
Iceland
T. +35 456 235 80
F. +35 456 271 71
[email protected]
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Category: Environment & Wildlife
LABOR OF LOVE
Pol Sklavos
On the 25th of August 2007, Mount Panio (the mountain of the god Pan), in southeast Attica, caught fire. On the same day, at the same time, all of Greece was in flames.
There were only two fire-engines available and as a result the mountain and its forest were completely destroyed and volunteer fireman Vassilis Philippou died a few
days later from fatal injuries sustained while fighting the blaze. The Mayor of Kalyvia
and the town council did not give up and organized a campaign to bring life back to
the burned area. Thousands of volunteers, in a truly amazing display of citizen mobilization, planted 25,000 trees. For twenty months, our film crew followed this organized effort and its result. Hope for the future emerged from this Labor of Love of
the thousands of citizens and the example given, especially by the children. The effort continues...
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Stelios Tatakis Productions
Stylianos Tatakis
Stelios Tatakis Productions
Stylianos Tatakis
Athens, Greece
T. +30 210 9945 244, +30 69 32692313
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FRANCE
Category: Sports
LADS AND JOCKEYS
Benjamin Marquet
In a small village near Paris, 14-year-old boys and girls enter the training center for future
lads and jockeys. For these young pupils, the transition from family environment to this new
life is brutal. From the world of teenagers – flirting, mobile phones and Playstations – they
enter a world where the comfort of the horses comes before that of humans. The film narrates the story of Steve, Florian and Flavien during their first year of apprenticeship. It ends
as we watch the first race by Flavien which officially gains him entrance into the exclusive
world of jockeys.
Running time: 94΄
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Groupe Deux
Daniel Marquet
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
www.catndocs.com
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UK
Category: History & Politics
THE LANCASTER AT WAR
Stephen Saunders
The Avro Lancaster has been described as the outstanding bomber of World War II. At a time
when Hitler’s armies had spread across Europe, the heavy bombers were the only means
of carrying the offensive back to the Nazi heartland.
We detail the Lancaster’s capabilities and its exceptional service record, which included taking part in raids against the launch sites of ‘V’ weapons. Incorporating carefully researched
archival and feature film material, with exclusive interviews, The Lancaster at War will appeal to those with an interest in military aviation and to all who appreciate the spirit and
courage of ordinary people.
Running time: 47΄
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ASA Productions.
Stephen Saunders
Espresso TV
David Hooper
25 York Villas
Brighton BN1 3TS
T. +44 1273 730 929
F. +44 1273 299 403
[email protected]
www.espressotv.co.uk
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GERMANY
Category: History & Politics
THE LAST CRUISE OF THE COLUMBUS
Reinhard Joksch
When the passenger liner Columbus left Bremerhaven in 1939, no one could have foreseen
that it would end up sinking in flames into the Atlantic Ocean just six months later. Passengers of different nationalities – French, British, and German – all board the ship together.
Soon, though, they are “enemies” and the passenger liner is stuck. Caught up in a difficult
situation and unwilling to let his ship fall into British hands, the captain’s only option is to
scuttle the Columbus. The 600-strong crew is quickly picked up by the American cruiser
Tuscaloosa and interned across the US. Based on unique 16mm footage and numerous photographs taken by Richard Fleischhut, a top photographer who was on board, and the exciting stories of former crew members of the Columbus and the Tuscaloosa, the film shows
what happened during – and after – the Columbus’s tumultuous final journey.
Running time: 2 x 45΄
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Fokus Geschichte
united docs GmbH
Anne Hufnagel
48-50 Breite Strasse
Cologne 50667, Germany
T. +49 221 920 690
F. +49 221 920 6969
[email protected]
www.united-docs.com
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Category: Environment & Wildlife
THE LAST DAYS OF SHISHMAREF
Jan Louter
The last days of Shishmaref is a documentary about three Inupiaq families who are living
just below the polar circle in Alaska. Within one or two generations their traditional
lifestyle of subsistence will come to an end. By filming three families during their daily life,
in winter and summer, a much bigger tragedy will become visible. For years the Eskimos
of the settlement Shishmaref are living a nightmare: because of global warming their island will be swallowed up by the ocean. Underlying the story of the film is the clash of cultures and universal themes like identity and transcendence.
Running time: 93’
Year of production: 2008
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Miroir Film
Julia Kappelhof
OTPL Worldwide
Upma Bhatnagar
35 Swaledale Avenue, CW12 2BY
Congleton
UK
T. +44 1260 270 790
[email protected]
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ISRAEL
Category: Art, Music & Culture
THE LAST KRASUCKY
Y.A. Krasucky
My 94-year-old grandmother, Tosha Krasucky, only wants to die. But before she moves on
to the next world, she needs to release a skeleton from her closet. Three years ago, she invited my father for lunch and while he was eating, she dropped the bomb and told him:
“Alon’ile, you are an adopted child.” After being stripped of his past and his memories, my
father suffered a psychosocial crisis. So my father and I decided to seek out our biological
family. From Tel Aviv to Lodz, Alexander Krasucky looks for proof of his existence.
Running time: 54΄
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Team productions
Tami Grayinik
Go2films
Hedva Goldschmidt
37/8 Issar Natanzon St.
Jerusalem 97787, Israel
T. +972 2 583 1371
F. +972 2 583 5450
[email protected]
www.go2films.com
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Category: Science & Technology
LAST SUPPER FOR MALTHUS
Klaus Pas
With one billion of the world’s population going to bed hungry at night, Last Supper for
Malthus sheds light on our permanent food crisis. Famous 19th century political-economists, Malthus and Ricardo, confront their theories with captivating images and interviews
from contemporary world leading experts, like Ban Ki-moon, Rajendra Pachauri, Jacques
Diouf, Jean Ziegler and Olivier de Schutter. Through them, this balanced documentary focuses on our evolving diets, climate change and the use of food for fuel, but also considers the effects of the worst global economic crisis in history, before proposing a range of
feasible solutions to solve world hunger.
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Turbulence Films
Klaus Pas
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
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CANADA
Category: Current Affairs
LAST TRAIN HOME
Lixin Fan
China’s booming economy is largely based on exploiting the vast population of cheap labor. Sacrificing the poor for GDP growth, the country runs the risk of making millions of
families separated and their children uneducated. These issues could all pose a serious backlash against the country’s ambitious goal. Last Train Home examines not only the individual’s fate within this chaotic social evolution, but also the country’s loss and gain in a
race to be the world’s next super power.
Running time: 87’
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Eyesteelfilm
Mila Aunng-Thwih
CAT&Docs
Catherine Leclef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris
France
T. +33 1 44 59 63 53
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Category: Current Affairs
THE LAST TRUCK:
CLOSING OF A GM PLANT
Steven Bognar & Julia Reichert
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant focuses on the workers of the General Motors Assembly
Plant in Moraine, Ohio – which opened in 1981, and churned out an average of 280,000
small trucks and SUVs a year – from the announcement a year ago that the plant will be
closing, to its last day on December 23, 2008, just two days before Christmas. While the
workers are shocked that they will be losing their jobs, we quickly see they are also losing much more: the pride they share in their work, the camaraderie built through the years,
and the shared concerns about what their collective futures will hold. As the major industry
in Moraine closes its doors for good, many see its demise as an indication of the changing American manufacturing landscape, which seems to be dying as products are increasingly being made elsewhere. The film offers a snapshot of a moment in America where
we may be seeing the end of the blue-collar middle class.
Running time: 40’
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Community Media Productions
Steven Bognar
Home Box Office Inc.
Dan Selig
1100 Avenue of the Americas, 10036 - 6737
New York
USA
T. +1 212 512 1266
F. +1 212 512 5698
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SOUTH AFRICA
Category: History & Politics
THE LAST VOYAGE
Riaan Hendricks
Independent Filmmaker and Genadendal-born Hendricks takes a journey back into his past
as his present becomes a complicated place; his father is dying of cancer, his mother is battling to keep the household together and the ghosts of yesterday are threatening to overwhelm the present.
As he steps back, family secrets and long held injuries are revealed that, if the future is to
be better then the past, have to be confronted.
Running time: 48΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Riaan Hendricks
Sales Company:
Encounters Festival and Distribution
Sales Contact Person:
Nazeer Achmed
27 Caledon Street, 1st floor
Cape Town 8001, South Africa
T. +27 21 465 4686
F. +27 21 461 6964
[email protected]
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Category: Art, Music & Culture
LAST WORDS
E. Lieshout & A. Hagers & R. van Brummelen
This doc was shot on and off the set of the adaptation of La Possibilité d’une île, Michel
Houellebecq’s first feature film as a director. While Houellebecq’s film depicts a future in
which eternal life is possible, this documentary concentrates on the other storyline of
Houellebecq’s book: that of lost love, never ending goodbyes and the “pure terror of
space”. The writer/director, the actors and the crew of the feature film talk about these
themes while futuristic scenes in post-apocalyptic landscapes are being prepared. Houellebecq speaks also about his fame and the reasons behind it. Last Words is a work of cinema
by itself and already more a document then a documentary.
Running time: 55΄
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Bonanza Films.
Erik Lieshout
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
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USA
Category: History & Politics
THE LEGEND OF PANCHO BARNES
AND THE HAPPY BOTTOM RIDING CLUB
Nick Spark
The Legend of Pancho Barnes chronicles the thrilling life and extraordinary times of aviation pioneer Florence Lowe “Pancho” Barnes, one of the most colorful and accomplished
women pilots of the early 20th Century, a woman who made history.
A charismatic figure immortalized in Tom Wolfe’s book The Right Stuff, Florence “Pancho”
Barnes was one of the most important women in 20th Century aviation. A tough and fearless pilot, Pancho flew on Amelia Earhart’s wingtip, performed as a barnstormer, and made
a name for herself as Hollywood’s first female stunt pilot in the 1920s and 30s.
This is the story of a larger-than-life figure, a fully liberated woman in an era when few
dared challenge convention — and the price one person paid for living outside of it.
Running time: 57΄
Year of production: 2009
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Nick Spark Productions LLC
OTPL Worldwide
Upma Bhatnagar
35 Swaledale Avenue
Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 2BY, UK
T. +44 1 2602 70790
[email protected]
www.otpl.co.uk
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Category: Art, Music & Culture
LENINGRAD – THE MAN WHO SINGS
Peter Rippl
Leningrad were Russia’s most notorious rock band, their bandleader and singer Sergej
“Shnur” Shnurov the country’s enfant terrible No. 1. Their weird mixture of polka, ska, punk
and traditional popular tunes and lyrics won them a huge and loyal following around the
world, until Shnur dissolved the band some time ago. So, the first film about Russia’s underground superstar will also be the last, packed with rollicking live footage and featuring the band members, its fans and opponents. We witness all but unanimous opinions
on music, friendship, money, politics, language and business. Loaded with irony, vodka and
curses, Shnur’s words and views on the world provoke just as much as they make everybody laugh. A throbbing party-film with a deep background!
Running time: 52΄ & 82΄
Year of production: 2009
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Best Before & Shnur’OK
Peter Rippl
Rise and Shine World Sales
Diana Karklin
29/30 Schlesische Strasse
Berlin 10997, Germany
T. +49 30 4737 2980
F. +49 30 4737 29820
[email protected]
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GERMANY
Category: Art, Music & Culture
LET’S PLAY, BOY!
André Schäfer & Ingmar Trost
Back in December 1953, the 27-year-old Hugh Hefner published the first issue of Playboy
magazine in Chicago, and the American system of values got muddled up forever.
An entertaining evaluation of the broad impact of both Playboy magazine and the brand
have had over the past 50 years.
Running time: 58΄
Year of production: 2008
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Florian Film GmbH
SND Films
Sydney Neter
P.O. Box 15703
Amsterdam 1001 NE, The Netherlands
T. +31 20 4040 707
F. +31 20 4040 708
[email protected]om
www.sndfilms.com
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GREECE
Category: Environment & Wildlife
LIFE FOR SALE
Yorgos Avgeropoulos
Can you imagine a water market? A market where owners of water stock would buy and
sell, while others would profit on its price without needing it? What would life be like if
all of the planet’s water resources, superficial or subterranean, the waters of rivers, lakes
and glaciers, belonged to the private sector? Life for Sale examines the biggest water market in the world, set up in Chile, where the country’s water resources do not belong to the
state but to private individuals and one company can own an entire river and possess a
mass of water as big as Belgium. A place where water has turned from a public good to
property and a “water right” can cost as much as a house.
Running time: 61΄
Year of production: 2009
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Small Planet
Anastasia Skoubri
Hellenic Broadcasting Corp. ERT S.A.
Yannis Kollias
432 Messoghion Avenue, Athens 153 42, Greece
T. +30 210 607 5711 F. +30 210 607 5715
[email protected] www.ert.gr
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Small Planet
Anastasia Skoubri
55 Pytheou Street, Athens 117 43, Greece
T. +30 210 951 5295
F. +30 210 951 5295
[email protected]
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GERMANY
Category: Current Affairs
LIFE IN PLASTIC
Bertram Verhaag
The fascination with and enthusiasm for plastic is as great as the list of problems, risks and
studies associated with its use is long. Most types of plastic that we use every day are nearly
non-degradable and, as time goes by, they release many of their often hormonally efficacious additives into the environment. Then, spread by wind, water or illegal waste disposal in the ocean, they occur throughout our entire planet – even in oceanic regions far
removed from civilisation. Even today, polar bears and Beluga whales remain contaminated
with plasticisers used in the 1960s
and 70s. However, the most urgent and significant problem arises due to a certain property of plastic which was initially very sought-after: its high durability.
Currently, the only solution lies in recycling: the process which Professor Michael Braungart seeks to revolutionize. If he had his way, everything would have to be re-invented:
every material used must be non-toxic, and the individual components of a product must
be separable from each other. Only in this form can they be re-used as a top quality raw
material or returned to the disposal cycle as a degradable substance.
Running time: 26΄
Year of production: 2008
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Denkmal – Film GmbH & NDR Fernsehen & ARTE
Denkmal - Film GmbH
Bertram Verhaag
9 Herzogstrasse
Munich 807796, Germany
T. + 49 89 526 601
F. + 49 89 523 4742
[email protected]
www.denkmal-film.com
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FRANCE
Category: Lifestyles
LIFE SINKS THREE TIMES, RISES SEVEN
AND NINE TIMES FLOATS ADRIFT…
xuân-Lan Guyot
She was repudiated; her child was torn away from her. She remained alone the rest of her
life, taken in the storm of Vietnamese History. She died three years ago. According to tradition, we have exhumed her bones to clean them and then take them to her village.
She was my Grandmother and I met her when I was 27...
Running time: 48΄
Year of production: 2009
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Xuân-Lan Guyot
Sapotilles
Xuân-Lan Guyot
9 villa d’ESTE, Appt. 2214
Paris 75013, France
T. +33 6 63 67 50 83
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GREECE
Category: Environment & Wildlife
LIGHT
Nikos Theodorakis
An allegorical story of light in audiovisual form that is interpreted in parallel different levels, based on the poem by the same name. A symbolic peregrination from the very first
birth of light in the universe to the birth of its consciousness and its experience. The disclosure and the conflict between the advent of light, hidden in the darkness, leading to
completeness in meaning and intention. A description of the bright side that is hidden in
every inner or outer conflict, the chance for liberation from the darkness or prejudice, harshness and ignorance. In an era when meaning is sought after in easy profit and the accumulation of riches, the importance of light has been misinterpreted. The light instead…
“Passed through the crypts of the heart and the mind, the Book of Life showed us the way
to our inner light, so that the battle would not be blindly waged.”
It still exists, even if we are plunged in darkness, we are missing it, and in every inner or
outer judgment, it awaits to explore the nature “till every single thing is bathed in light”.
Running time: 9΄
Year of production: 2009
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Fine World Production
Fine World Production
Stratis Chatzielenoudas
19 Kaningos Street
Athens 10677, Greece
T. +30 6977 859 784
[email protected]
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POLAND
Category: Current Affairs
LITTLE BRIDE
Leslaw Dobrucki
Our heroine stopped praying long ago. As a thirteen-year-old girl she was brought from
her native Turkey to Germany to marry one of her cousins. This is how her childhood ended
– she became the property of a husband who tortures and degrades her. She finally decides to flee, but must continuously be in hiding. Condemned by both families, she has no
chance at a normal life, neither as a wife nor as a divorcee. The film is not a typical intervention reportage, but a poetic collage comprising documentary material, family photographs and children’s drawings. This individual life story reflects the stories of many other
girls and women subjected to a patriarchal law still enforced by tacit consent in the multicultural societies of Western Europe.
Running time: 14΄
Year of production: 2010
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Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing
Joanna Skalska
Krakow Film Foundation
Katarzyna Wilk
Morawskiego 5 p.434
Krakow 30-102, Poland
T. +48 12 294 69 45
F. +48 12 294 69 45
[email protected]
www.kff.com.pl
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AUSTRALIA
Category: Environment & Wildlife
LITTLE KNOWN WONDERS
OF SYDNEY HARBOR
Ben Cropp
An exploration of world famous Sydney Harbor, examining the local sea life, shipwrecks
and surrounding area. We discover plenty of unusual things to see and do underneath the
magnificent skyline as marine expert Ben Cropp presents fascinating history and comes
face to face with some unexpected wildlife.
Diving into the waters of the harbor, Ben captures stunning footage of a range of animals
including jellyfish, seahorses and turtles. We are also taken on a tour of the local artillery
museum and spooky Quarantine Bay, where shiploads of passengers were kept prisoner.
Ben also finds a range of Aboriginal engravings that surround the harbour.
Little Known Wonders of Sydney Harbor is a journey into the unknown parts of one of the
most recognizable harbours in the world.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2008
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Ben Cropp Productions
Stuart Scowcroft
Espresso TV
David Hooper
25 York Villas
Brighton BN1 3TS
T. +44 1273 730 929
F. +44 1273 299 403
[email protected]
www.espressotv.co.uk
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GREECE
Category: Current Affairs
LIVE SHOW
Lena Vassiliou
A small bar outside a provincial town. The kind of place where women are paid to
keep men company. The customers, the owner, the dj and one of the women that
works there share their stories with us, from their personal viewpoint. Lounta left her
family and homeland in search of a better life; she has been doing this job for almost
nine years. Is this job actually as frightening and difficult as we might think? What
could make a young woman choose to do this kind of work? Who’s taking advantage
of whom? These are some of the questions posed by this documentary.
Running time: 21΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Lena Vassiliou
Sales Contact Person:
Lena Vassiliou
Agios Loukas, Aliveri
Evia, Greece
T. +30 22230 81188
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CANADA
Category: Environment & Wildlife
LIVING DOWNSTREAM
Chanda Chevannes
Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Living Downstream is an eloquent and cinematic feature-length documentary following Sandra during one pivotal year as she works to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.
Running time: 84΄
Year of production: 2009
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The People’s Picture Company
Chanda Chevannes
The People’s Picture Company
Chanda Chevannes
1522 Davenport Road
Toronto M6H 2H8, Canada
T. +1 647 343 2647
F. +1 647 342 2867
[email protected]
www.theppcinc.com
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Category: Lifestyles
THE LIVING ROOM OF THE NATION
Jukka Kärkkäinen
The Living Room of the Nation opens the door into six Finnish living rooms, creating a poetic portrait. The film is a story of changes, loneliness, responsibilities and the unavoidable
passing of time. The main characters are common Finnish people in different phases of life.
Each of them is looking for something: human closeness, understanding or acceptance.
The scale of events varies, but even the smaller and familiar ones position the characters
in dramatic situations. These individual everyday experiences converge into a sensitive and
momentarily surreal story of human life.
Running time: 74’
Year of production: 2009
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Mouka Filmi Oy
Sami Jahnukainen
Deckert Distribution GmbH
Heino Deckert
Marienplatz 1, 04103
Leipzig
Germany
T. +49 341 215 66 38
F. +49 341 215 66 39
[email protected]
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ISRAEL
Category: History & Politics
LONE SAMARITAN
Barak Heymann
As a tiny sect constantly in danger of extinction, the Samaritans have very harsh rules about
assimilation. After Sophie Tzdaka and her three sisters left the community, one after the
other, the family became subject to terrible physical and mental harassment by sect
members.
Director Barak Heymann (Bridge over the Wadi, Dancing Alfonso) follows Sophie, who is
the youngest daughter as well as a TV personality, on a journey to her family’s open wounds
in an attempt to understand who the real victim of their shattered home was. Lone
Samaritan is a touching father-daughter journey, which raises universal issues of belonging,
faith and identity, and forces its heroes to confront the difficult isolation of those who seek
a personal path within a closed tribal world.
Running time: 50΄
Year of production: 2009
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Heymann Brothers
Barak Heymann
Ruth Diskin Films, Ltd.
Ruth Diskin
5 Issachar Street
Jerusalem 93629, Israel
T. +972 2 672 4256
F. +972 2 672 4210
[email protected]
www.ruthfilms.com
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UK
Category: Sports
LONG DISTANCE
Moritz Siebert
Abiyot is one of several African long distance runners, trying to make a living and career
in the United States. Once he was a promising member of the Ethiopian national team, but
two years ago he left his country to start a new life. Weekend after weekend, he races with
fellow African athletes in road races, competing over a few hundred dollars of prize
money. The film follows Abiyot as he prepares for an important race. Every morning at the
break of dawn he tirelessly trains in the empty streets of his Bronx neighborhood. In phone
calls with his family back home, Abiyot tries to convince them and himself, that the running will pay off in the long term. A film about ambition and endurance in the working
class of international athletics.
Running time: 28’
Year of production: 2009
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National Film and TV School
Moritz Siebert
National Film and TV School
Moritz Siebert
Weichselstr. 38, 12045
Berlin
Germany
T. +49 157 7386 8266
[email protected]
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THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Lifestyles
LONGSTAY
Maria Mok & Meral Uslu
Willem is rushing about with a chainsaw and axe. Nothing strange about that, except that
Willem is, as he says himself, a sex murderer. He is sawing wood within the confines of the
Forensic Psychiatric Center in the south of the Netherlands, where he has been detained
since 1974. Just like the majority of the 40 men in this institution for people whose psychiatric treatment in detention has ended, he has accepted the fact that he will never be
released. Fifty-seven-year-old Frank has no particular desire to return to society, saying,
“I know I’m dangerous; I don’t want any more victims.” In Longstay, a euphemism for life
imprisonment, Frank, Willem, and several other inmates are filmed as they go about
their daily business. In remarkably probing and candid interviews, they tell of their pasts,
crimes, dreams, and loves.
Running time: 90΄
Year of production: 2009
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NCRV Television
Maria Mok
NPO/RNW Sales
Kaisa Kriek
45 Sumatralaan
Hilversum 1217 GP, The Netherlands
T. +31 35 677 3561
F. +31 35 677 5318
[email protected]
www.nposales.com
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GREECE
Category: History & Politics
LOOKING FOR IOANNIS VARVAKIS
Iannis Smaragdis
“And isn’t it the same way with art? God gives you a gift, and if you put it to good use,
giving others love, goodness, joy and deep solace to the soul, the unmoved mover of
the universe will reward you.”
These words are heard during the filmmaker’s journey in search of the soul of his future film, following in his hero’s wake, across the Aegean Sea and far-flung regions
of Russia.
Running time: 39΄
Year of production: 2010
Production Company:
Alexandros Film,
Hellenic Broadcasting Corp ERT S.A.
Production Contact Person: Helen Smaragdi, Yannis Kollias
Sales Company:
Hellenic Broadcasting Corp. ERT S.A.
Sales Contact Person:
Yannis Kollias
432, Messoghion Ave.
Athens 15342, Greece
T. +30 210 6075 711
F. +30 210 6075 715
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SOUTH AFRICA - GERMANY
Category: Current Affairs
LOST GENERATION
Silke Kaiser
The northern hemisphere seems virtually oblivious to the AIDS epidemic raging in South
Africa, where one out of every five people are HIV positive and three million children have
been orphaned by AIDS. The film focuses on two child-headed households, i.e, families
where the parents’ death due to AIDS has forced older children to assume responsibility for
their own and their younger siblings’ physical and emotional welfare.
Running time: 45΄
Year of production: 2010
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University of Film and Television Konrad Wolf
Cristina Marx
University of Film and Television Konrad Wolf
Cristina Marx
11 Marlene Dietrich Allee
Berlin 14482, Germany
T. +49 33 1620 2564
F. +49 33 1620 2568
[email protected]
www.hff-potsdam.de
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GERMANY
Category: History & Politics
LOUISE OF PRUSSIA –
QUEEN OF HEARTS
Georg Schiemann
She was the Queen of Prussia, a bitter enemy of Napoleon Bonaparte, and a woman at the
heart of European politics. She was beloved by her subjects, and her untimely death made
her the icon of her country’s defiance of the French Emperor. A German poet called Louise
the “Queen of Hearts” long before the title was given to Princess Diana. But who was she
really? What influence did she – a woman – really play in the politics of her time? How
did she become an icon of the fight against Napoleon? And how did her death make her
immortal through the cult that was to follow? This film tells the whole story of Prussia’s
queen. It is entirely based on diaries and letters written by Louise’s contemporaries, describing her and her surroundings. The key moments of Louise’s life are resurrected and
brought to the screen.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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LOOKS Medienproduktionen
united docs GmbH
Anne Hufnagel
48-50 Breite Strasse
Cologne 50667, Germany
T. +49 221 920 690
F. +49 221 920 6969
[email protected]
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SWITZERLAND
Category: Current Affairs
THE LOVE OF MUSIC
Yusuf Yesilöz
Three musicians – two women and a man – whose lives could not be more different. Yet
many things link them: all three left their home countries, interrupting successful music
careers, all three live today in Switzerland.
Courageously, they seek their artistic identity in this new home, melancholy and disruption are their constant companions. They love music and it is music that binds them with
love. All of them have found in their partners people with whom they not only share their
life and love but also with whom they can further develop their musical work. Through
strong, atmospheric images, writer and filmmaker Yusuf Yesilöz provides an intimate look
into the lives of these artists, showing the multi-facetted and also contradictory situations
they are experiencing in the strange, new homeland.
A sensitive, insightful approach to passionate musicians and their new beginnings within
the framework of migration.
Running time: 53΄
Year of production: 2008
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Reck Filmproduktion GmbH
10 Francs
Guy Knafo
28 Rue de L’Equerre
Paris 75019, France
T. +33 1 4874 4377
F. +33 1 4874 8265
[email protected]
www.10francs.fr
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POLAND
Category: Current Affairs
THE LUCKY ONES
Tomasz Wolski
The field of observation is limited to the seat of the Registry Office in Nowa Huta within
its hours of operation, or more specifically to its three rooms. One of them is used to register births, the second one, deaths and the third one, weddings. The observation of the
clients’ and clerks’ behavior in each room unveils a picture of our everyday life as well as our
fate.
Running time: 27΄
Year of production: 2009
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Kijora
Tomasz Wolski
Krakow Film Foundation
Katarzyna Wilk
Morawskiego 5 p.434
Krakow 30-102, Poland
T. +48 12 294 69 45
F. +48 12 294 69 45
[email protected]
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SOUTH AFRICA
Category: Lifestyles
LUNCHBOx BULLIES
Nhlanhla Mthethwa & Nadiva Schraibm
Despite comprehensive guidelines (Section 28 of the Bill of Rights), children in South Africa
face more challenges to their health and wellbeing today more than ever before.
Through frank and often heartbreaking interviews with children, Lunchbox Bullies highlights the difficulties that often lead to children bullying each other. A selection of bullies’
lives are chosen and examined, going beneath the surface of abuse, malnourishment and
tragedy to starkly show the roots of violence in this society.
Running time: 48΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Rina Jooste
Sales Company:
Encounters Festival and Distribution
Sales Contact Person:
Nazeer Achmed
27 Caledon Street, 1st floor
Cape Town 8001, South Africa
T. +27 21 465 4686
F. +27 21 461 6964
[email protected]
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SOUTH AFRICA
Category: History & Politics
THE MANUSCRIPTS OF TIMBUKTU
Zola Maseko
A film seen through the life of one of Africa’s greatest scholars, Ahmed Baba (Eriq
Ebouaney). The written work and revolutionary attitude of this powerful black icon are an
inspiration to all. By dramatizing periods in his life, the legend of Timbuktu becomes tangible and the manuscripts and their contents are brought to the attention of the world by
an African director in an African context.
Running time: 75΄
Year of production: 2009
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Black Roots Pictures
David Max Brown
Encounters Festival and Distribution
Nazeer Achmed
27 Caledon Street, 1st floor
Cape Town 8001, South Africa
T. +27 21 465 4686
F. +27 21 461 6964
[email protected]
[email protected]
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NORWAY
Category: Lifestyles
Lifestyles
MARTIN THE GHOST
Aslak Danbolt
Twenty-eight-year-old Martin Hasle is multi-handicapped after a car accident 9 years ago.
He suffered severe brain damage and can no longer move or speak, but he communicates
through a computer he handles with his left thumb. He lives in a nursing home and is 100%
dependent on help, 24 hours a day. But he does not get that, so most of his time he spends
alone – waiting. All his friends have gradually stopped coming to visit, and the only people who do come are his parents, and social worker Bente, who seems to have her own
agenda with Martin.
Running time: 26’
Year of production: 2009
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Lillehammer University College
Aslak Danbolt
Aslak Danbolt Film
Aslak Danbolt
Storgata 65 H
Lillehammer
Norway
T. +47 926 245 04
[email protected]
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ITALY
Category: Art, Music & Culture
ME CLAUDIA
Tomasz Wolski
The most complete documentary on the famous Italian actress Claudia Cardinale. Giordano
Bruno Guerri, a historian of European repute, has dedicated his interest as a scholar and researcher to the figure of Claudia Cardinale, one of the myths of world cinema. To that of
spoken language his preference has fallen upon that of images, entrusting himself to the
direction of Pasquale Squitieri. Guerri’s intent is to compare the public and private life of
the Artist with the characters she played in the films directed by famous international names, alongside actors and actresses of the highest standing, films shot in countries of varied cultures, against a backdrop of the most significant events that have marked the politics, custom, and events over the last fifty years. This work thus sets out to conjugate the
artistic and private life of this protagonist of our cinema, and currently also of theater, with
the problems she had to face and the decisive encounters that marked her outstanding adventure. A sort of film within films, Godard would say.
Running time: 8 x 30΄
Year of production: 2009
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Oidè
Rai Trade
Margherita Zocaro
18 via Umberto Novaro
Rome 00195, Italy
T. +39 06 3749 8341
F. +39 06 3701 1343
[email protected]aitrade.it
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AUSTRALIA
Category: Lifestyles
MEET ΜE AT THE MANGO TREE
Brian McKenzie
A set of three stories, filmed in the Tamil Nadu state in Southern India. The first segment
follows the tribulations of a man who scrapes a living with his street-side ironing shack.
The second is of a young man who digs for crabs and wants to make it in his own village
rather than in a big city. The final story tracks down a TV repairman returning to work after a long illness. His immense calm in a series of face-offs with disgruntled customers and
constant power blackouts is nothing less than inspirational. A simple and heartfelt study
of working routines and family life, each at its own pace.
Running time: 106’
Year of production: 2009
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Santhana Films
Naidu Santhana
Santhana Films
Julian Pang
3/20 Kent ave. Brighton
Melbourne
Australia
T. +613 959 618 82
[email protected]
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CANADA
Category: Lifestyles
MEN FOR SALE
Rodrigue Jean
Men for Sale follows eleven sex-trade workers over the course of a year, recounting their
struggle to survive alcohol and drug-related addictions, and also abuse, stigmatization and
their troubled pasts. Trapped in a vicious circle of prostitution and drugs, they pursue their
hardscrabble lives, knowing their prospects for the future are dim. An unflinching portrait
that acknowledges all those whose existence society prefers to ignore.
Running time: 143’
Year of production: 2008
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National Film Board of Canada
Madeleine Belsisle
National Film Board of Canada
Johanne St-Arnauld
3155 Cote-de-Liesse Rd., H4N 2N4
St. Laurent, Quebec
Canada
T. +1 514 496 4134
F. +1 514 496 1895
[email protected]
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FRANCE
Category: Enviroment & Wild File
THE MERMAIDS’ TEARS:
OCEANS OF PLASTIC
Sandrine Feydel
Oceans are rapidly becoming the world’s rubbish dump. Every square kilometer of ocean
now contains an average of 74,000 pieces of plastic. A “plastic soup” of waste, killing hundreds of thousands of animals every year and leaking chemicals slowly up the food chain.
In Holland, scientists researching the decline of the fulmar bird found plastic in the stomachs of 95% of all samples; in Germany, chemicals leaked from plastic have been found
to affect the reproductive systems of animals; while in California, conservationists are seeing increasing numbers of whales and dolphins die agonising deaths, their guts blocked
with rubbish. What will be the long term impact of this “plastic pollution”? Can anything
be done to clean up our oceans?
Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2009
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Via Découvertes
Java Films
Kathryn Bonnici
4-6 Villa Thoréton
Paris 75015, France
T. +33 140 602 600
[email protected]
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GREECE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
MIKIS THEODORAKIS – THE COMPOSER OF POETS AND VISIONS
FROM 1950 TO THE PRESENT
Yannis Katomeris
The life story of the great Greek composer. In a narrative which took eight months to
complete, his daily heartfelt confessions paint powerful images, reflect his emotions
and illuminate his intellect. Mikis, alone in front of the camera, takes viewers on a
journey through time filled with passion, rebellion, vision, music and culture. His passionate and spirited recounting is brought to the screen through a combination of
shots from the places where he lived and worked at a young age and dramatized
scenes based on his descriptions. The film outlines his life in music, as well as his participation in the struggle for democracy during the50s and the 60s.
Running time: 115΄
Year of production: 2009
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SKAI TV
Elpida Kallinteri
SKAI TV
Elpida Kallinteri
2, Falireos Str. & Ethnarchou Makariou
Athens 18547, Greece
T. +30 210 4854 542
F. +30 210 4854 538
[email protected]
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FRANCE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
MINE, BEHIND THE SCENES
Valérie Minetto
A portrait of Mine Barral Vergez who has been making for 40 years costumes for the most
famous Parisian cabarets and stages shows like the Moulin-Rouge, Lido, Comedie-francaise and Olympia. She has dressed up the most celebrated artistes of our time starting
with Juliette Greco and Barbara. A star in the shadow at this particular time of transition
since she is passing the business baton on to her successor...
Running time: 83΄
Year of production: 2009
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TS Productions
Wide Management
Anais Clanet
40 rue Sainte Anne
Paris 75002, France
T. +33 1 5395 04 64
F. +33 1 5395 04 65
[email protected]
www.widemanagement.com
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GREECE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
THE MIRROR BRIDE
Despina Pantazi
The Pomaks live in the mountain range of Rhodope in Greece and Bulgaria. Throughout history, the Pomaks have been the victims of violence, the ultimate aim of which
was to change their language, religion and physiognomy. But there is a custom, so
well kept that it has survived through the ages. This wedding custom is still observed
today in a small village in Bulgaria. One of the most interesting features of this peculiar wedding ceremony is the bride’s makeup. It takes hours to put on and at the end
she looks like she is wearing a white mask decorated with sequins and spangles.
Throughout the ceremony the bride holds a mirror in her hands. She stands outside
her house, next to the groom, with her eyes closed, holding the mirror, while the entire village watches.
Running time: 28΄
Year of production: 2009
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Ethnological Museum of Thrace
Angeliki Yiannakidou
Ethnological Museum of Thrace
Angeliki Yiannakidou
63, 14th May Str.
Alexandroupolis 68100, Greece
T. +30 25 510 36663
F. +30 25 510 36663
[email protected]
www.emthrace.org
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GERMANY
Category: Environment & Wildlife
MISSION POSSIBLE –
THE ART OF GREEN LIVING
Beatrice Sonhüter
William McDonough, an American architect, and Michael Braungart, a German chemist,
are two academics who want to save the world. Rather than “save, abstain, avoid” they are
proposing “intelligent production”. This thesis would have us do as the ants do: even
though they account for four times the biomass of all humans on this planet, they are not
a threat to it. They put all of the foodstuffs that they utilise back into the biological life cycle. This is where the cradle-to-cradle philosophy applies. If people could only return all
products to biological or technical cycles after they have been used, then there would be
no more rubbish – nutrients would be generated from waste. Are McDonough and
Braungart simply daft greens, eco-romantic dreamers even, or is their concept actually feasible? The film traces the ideas of both visionaries and shows the obstacles they are encountering from the waste lobby.
Running time: 45΄
Year of production: 2009
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Colonia Media.
united docs GmbH
Anne Hufnagel
48-50 Breite Strasse
Cologne 50667, Germany
T. +49 221 920 690
F. +49 221 920 6969
[email protected]
www.united-docs.com
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IRAN
Category: History & Politics
MOLF-E GAND
Mahmood Rahmani
In this single-sequence documentary, Mohammad satirically talks about his childhood
memories and his strong sixth sense (Molf-e Gand) during the Iran-Iraq war. With his beautiful power of expression, he turns his bitter sweet memories into eye-catching images
which form and move before the eyes of the viewers.
Running time: 53΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person: Mahmood Rahmani
Sales Company:
Sheherazad Media International
Sales Contact Person:
Katayoon Shahabi
1, 3rd Sarvestan, Pasdaran St., Shariati Ave.
Tehran 16619, Iran
T. +98 21 228 63260 / +98 21 228 63261
F. +98 21 228 58962
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.smediaint.com
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USA
Category: Current Affairs
MONICA AND DAVID
Alexandra Codina
Monica and David explores the marriage of two adults with Down syndrome and the family who strives to support their needs. Monica and David embody childlike spirits with adult
desires; they are aware of their need for assistance, but they are also capable beyond traditional expectations. Behind the couple’s blissful love are two mothers who struggled
against an intolerant world and, with this wedding, realize a dream.
Running time: 68’
Year of production: 2009
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CineMia
Ali Codina
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris
France
T. +33 144 596 353
[email protected]
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GERMANY
Category: Art, Music & Culture
MONSTERLAND
Jörg Buttgereit
Monsterland journeys through time and around the world, exploring diverse monster types,
from the origins of the latex monster in devastated postwar Japan to the aliens and serial
murderers of 1980s American cinema, and on to the rise of King Kong’s digital descendants
in the face of 21st-century terrors. A broad spectrum of monsters emerges that mirrors the
range of our fears and longings.
With the nostalgic gaze of a monster fan, Monsterland traces the history of the genre while
probing the deep-seated human fear of, and longing for, violence and destruction. From
this kaleidoscope of terror comes the sweet chill that only a true monster can send down
one’s spine.
With: John Carpenter, Greg Nicotero, Rick Baker, Joe Dante, Teruyoshi Nakano, Kenpachiro
Satsuma, H.R. Giger, Shinya Tsukamoto, and Joe Coleman; and clips from: Halloween, King
Kong, Godzilla, Alien, Tetsuo, Frankenstein, Virus Undead, The Howling, Monster X Strikes Back.
Running time: 59΄ & 70΄
Year of production: 2008
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Avanti Media GmbH
SND Films
Sydney Neter
P.O. Box 15703
Amsterdam 1001 NE, The Netherlands
T. +31 20 404 0707
F. +31 20 404 0708
[email protected]
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USA
Category: Science & Technology
MORE THAN SKIN DEEP
Stan Kozma
More Than Skin Deep reveals how the tanning craze was accidentally popularized by Coco
Chanel, how pioneering medical trials for melanoma may revolutionize cancer treatments and how human skin colour evolved as a survival response.
Using renown experts, dramatic personal testimony and re-enactments, More Than Skin
Deep speaks to the struggles and hopes against this unpredictable and formidable foe.
Running time: 60΄
Year of production: 2009
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Z Film
OTPL Worldwide
Upma Bhatnagar
35 Swaledale Avenue
Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 2BY, UK
T. +44 1 260 270 790
[email protected]
www.otpl.co.uk
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USA
Category: History & Politics
THE MOST DANGEROUS
MAN IN AMERICA
Judith Ehrlich & Rick Goldsmith
1971: America is embroiled in the Vietnam war, a dirty war based on lies and deceit. A president is abusing the power of his office, ignoring the will of the people, congress and the
courts. He promises peace while planning a war without end.
One man, at the center of power, armed with a safe full of secret documents, leaks the
truth about the Vietnam War to the New York Times. He risks life in prison to end the war
he helped plan. His act of conscience and desperation triggers a Constitutional crisis, Watergate, the only Presidential resignation in history and finally helps end the war. Henry
Kissinger called Daniel Ellsberg “the most dangerous man in America” And 3 decades later, he’s still at it.
Running time: 90΄
Year of production: 2009
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Kovno Communications
Rick Goldsmith & Judith Ehrlich
Films Transit International Inc
Jan Röfekamp
252 Gouin Boulevard East
Montreal H3L 1A8, Canada
T. +1 514 844 3358
F. +1 514 844 7298
[email protected]
www.filmstransit.com
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GERMANY
Category: History & Politics
THE MOST SECRET PLACE ON EARTH –
THE CIA’S COVERT WAR IN LAOS
Marc Eberle
The Vietnam War was the most intensely televised war ever. However, next door in
neighboring Laos, the longest and largest air war in human history was underway, which
eventually made Laos the most bombed country on earth. The Secret War was the largest
operation ever conducted by the CIA, yet to this day, hardly anyone knows anything
about it.
In The Most Secret Place On Earth, key players of the Secret War – former CIA agents, American pilots, Laotian fighters and war reporters – take us on a journey into the physical heart of the conflict: top secret Long Cheng, where the CIA built its headquarters in 1962. As
the war dragged on, Long Cheng became the busiest airbase in the world and a major center for the global opium and heroin trade. The film reconstructs the gripping story of the
operation and illustrates its relevance to current American conflicts.
Running time: 52΄ & 76΄
Year of production: 2009
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Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion
Christian Beetz
Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion
Christian Beetz
15 Heinrich Roller Strasse
Berlin 10405, Germany
T. +49 30 6956 6910
F. +49 30 6956 6915
[email protected]
www.gebrueder-beetz.de
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ITALY - SLOVENIA
Category: Current Affairs
MOSTAR UNITED
Claudia Tosi
Mensud fought in the Bosnian war, defending Mostar and the Old Bridge. Now that
peace has returned and the Bridge has been rebuilt, Mensud is fighting against the new
nationalist mentality. Torn apart and enraged by ethnical conflict, Mostar is more like two
ghettos divided by a big boulevard, than the joyful Montmartre of the Balkans that it was
before the war. From the pitch of the Velez football school, the legendary team of Mostar,
Mensud teaches an army of kids the value of friendship and unity, but his son, Dzenan, one
of his players, cannot stand this struggle any longer.
Running time: 52΄ & 75΄
Year of production: 2009
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Stefilm
Edoardo Fracchia
Stefilm
Elena Filippini
5B Via Galliari
Torino 10125, Italy
T. +39 011 668 00 17
F. +39 011 668 00 03
[email protected]
www.stefilm.it
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POLAND
Category: Current Affairs
MOTHER
Jakub Piatek
Tables screwed to the floor. One hour, that must suffice for two weeks, sometimes even a
month. The meeting room in one a Polish jail. On one side: husbands, sons, fathers; on the
othere: children, wives, mothers. The film depicts the world of one of the mothers, her solitude and constant waiting. The film was produced as part of “The First Documentary” Program of the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing, the Andrzej Munk Studio, “The
Young and Film”, the Polish Filmmakers Association, the Polish Film Institute and Polish Television.
Running time: 11΄
Year of production: 2009
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Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing
Joanna Skalska
Krakow Film Foundation
Katarzyna Wilk
Morawskiego 5 p.434
Krakow 30-102, Poland
T. +48 12 294 69 45
F. +48 12 294 69 45
[email protected]
www.kff.com.pl
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ICELAND - USA
Category: Lifestyles
A MOTHER’S COURAGE:
TALKING BACK TO AUTISM
(FORMER TITLE: THE SUNSHINE BOY)
Fridrik Thor Fridriksson
The portrait of a woman who is desperately trying to understand the perplexing condition that controls her son. A journey through different countries and cultures, where every
stopover opens a new path into the depths of autism – and places her son in a strikingly
different perspective as it reaches the end. Autism has neither a known cause nor cure but
it affects one child in every 150. The film deals with autism in a deeply comprehensive way,
as the growing global issue it has become.
Running time: 103’
Year of production: 2009
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Frontier Filmworks
Margret Dagmar Ericsdottir
The Film Sales Company
Andrew Herwitz
165 Madison Ave., Suite 601
New York
USA
T. +1 212 481 5020
F. +1 212 481 5021
[email protected]
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AUSTRIA
Category: Art, Music & Culture
MUEZZIN
Sebastian Brameshuber
Since the days of the Prophet Mohammed, the Muslim faithful around the world have
heeded the muezzin’s call to prayer five times a day. Today, with “Idol”-type shows topping world charts, Turkey’s mosques have joined the trend. In cities and hamlets across the
country, muezzins compete regionally for a chance to make it to the national finals in
Ankara. This film follows the competitors as they experience the drama of competition in
a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become the country’s best-known muezzin. In a
world where Islam is all too often portrayed as somber and unchanging, this film presents
the lighter side of one of the world’s great faiths and the mosque as a warm home for believers and nonbelievers alike.
Running time: 53΄ & 80΄
Year of production: 2009
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KGP Production
Gabriele Kranzelbinder & David Bohun
Cinephil
Philippa Kowarsky
18 Levontin Street
Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
T. +972 3 566 4129
F. +972 3 560 1436
[email protected]
www.cinephil.co.il
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FRANCE
Category: History & Politics
MURDER IN NEW YORK – MALCOLM x
AND THE BIRTH OF AFRO-AMERICANISM
Michel Noll
In his short public career, Malcolm gave his pride to the black man. Very early on, he took
the name of Malcolm “X”, since the letter X symbolized his lost African name. It was a political gesture in order to reject this past and re-connect black Americans to their African
roots. On the 21 February 1965, while he was delivering a speech in New York to mark the
opening of the “National Week of Fraternity” he was shot. Malcolm X had only just turned
39. We know that the assassins were defenders of the “Nation of the Islam”, but who the
commissioners were has never been established. This documentary looks at the serious
leads explaining his assassination, while presenting the dramatic arc of his life and the impact of the contradictions of this outstanding personality.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2008
Production Company:
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Solferino Images & Artedis
Michel Noll
ICTV
Michel Noll
17 Rue du Colisee
Paris 75008, France
T. +33 1 6403 7098
F. +33 1 6403 7101
[email protected]
www.ictv-solferino.com
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CYPRUS
Category: Art, Music & Culture
MURID
Yeliz Shukri
As a teenager, Chris abruptly abandoned his dream of becoming a fighter pilot to join
a colorful yet reclusive Sufi sect led by the mysterious Sheikh Nazim. He then harbors
a new dream of becoming an Islamic scholar. But the Sheikh has other, maybe
grander, plans for him. A decade and half later, Chris, now known as Alauddin, lives
in Germany, happily married to Fatima, the wife the Sheikh advised him to marry
when he was 17, and working as a cook in the Sheikh’s restaurant. But despite his
apparently problem-free lifestyle, Alauddin has begun to question whether the destiny alluded to by the Sheikh will ever materialize. He travels to Cyprus, the Shiekh’s
home and spiritual headquarters, to find out.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2010
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Tetraktys Film Ltd.
Stavros Papageorgiou
Tetraktys Film Productions Ltd.
Stavros Papageorgiou
95, Kyrenias Av. Flat 201, Aglantzia
Nicosia, 2113, Cyprus
T. +35 72 2337433
F. +35 72 2339286
[email protected]
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FRANCE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
MUSEUMS IN PARIS
Ion Babeanu
22 Parisian Museums to be discovered: the Tropical Aquarium at Porte Dorée; the Artcrafts
and Trades Museum; the Fairground Arts Museum; the Bourdelle Museum; the Nissim de
Camondo Museum; the Museum of Hunting and Nature; the
Cognacq-Jay Museum; the Museum of Forgery; the Delacroix Museum; the Museum of
Fans; the Immigration History National Museum; the Museum of Wonders and Magic; the
Marine Museum; the Gustave Moreau Museum; the Perfumery Museum; the Post Office
Museum; the Dolls Museum; La Roseraie du Val de Marne ; Victor Hugo’s House ; the Romantic Life Museum ; the Wine Museum; and the Zadkine Museum.
Running time: 22 x 2΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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Sales Contact Person:
Jufox
10 Francs
Guy Knafo
28 Rue de L’Equerre
Paris 75019, France
T. +33 1 4874 4377
F. +33 1 4874 8265
[email protected]
www.10francs.fr
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GREECE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
MUSICIANS OUTSIDE THE WALLS
George Arpatzoglou
The documentary deals with two musicians who concern themselves with different kinds
of music and live in the countryside near Thessaloniki. It presents their artistic work and
the wider environment in which they create. What are the limits of freedom for such an
artist, what are the concerns for modern lifestyle, what are the sources of inspiration and
what is their everyday life in the village, are some of the questions that build the frame of
the film. The approach of the issue is based on a comparative presentation of these two
artists, the differences or similarities of whom bring them closer to the eyes of the viewer
and create a fertile place for contemporary dialogue within cinematic time.
Running time: 14΄
Year of production: 2010
Production Contact Person: George Arpatzoglou
Sales Contact Person:
George Arpatzoglou
37a Kryoneriou Street, Sykies
Thessaloniki 566 26, Greece
T. +30 6977 518 625
F. +30 2310 588 299
[email protected]
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SPAIN - ROMANIA
Category: History & Politics
MY BEAUTIFUL DACIA
Julio Soto & Stefan Constantinescu
My beautiful Dacia is a humorous essay on the Romanian odyssey from Communism to
capitalism as seen from the perspective of one of Romania’s most charismatic symbols: Dacia, a simple and discreet automobile, but also a mirror of Romanian society. The film follows several Romanians, whose lives are interconnected by this humble car, thus showing the present transformation of Romanian society from past to present. Could this car be
the answer to Romania’s social changes?
Running time: 54΄ & 74΄
Year of production: 2009
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The Thinklab & Hi Films
Julio Soto
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
www.catndocs.com
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USA
Category: History & Politics
MY NEIGHBOR MY KILLER
Anne Aghion
Could you ever forgive the people who slaughtered your family? In 1999, following the
Rwanda genocide, the government began the Gacaca, open-air hearings with citizenjudges meant to try their neighbors and rebuild the nation. Tens of thousands of confessed
genocide killers are sent home from prison, while traumatized survivors are asked to forgive them and live side-by-side. Filming over a decade in a tiny rural hamlet, Emmy Award
winner Anne Aghion has charted the impact of the emotional journey to coexistence.
Running time: 53΄ & 80΄
Year of production: 2009
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Gacaca Films
Anne Aghion
Cinephil
Philippa Kowarsky
18 Levontin Street
Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
T. +972 3 566 4129
F. +972 3 560 1436
[email protected]
www.cinephil.co.il
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ISRAEL
Category: Art, Music & Culture
MY SISTER TIKVA
Vered Berman
The film accompanies Professor Yair Tauman as he attempts to come to terms with a traumatic memory; the day his sister Tikva left for America and was told that she is not his sister. Tikva was born during World War II in Lithuania and was hidden by a Lithuanian family. She lived in Israel for a few years with the Tauman family as their daughter. Subsequently
she was distanced, sent to live in the United States without her understanding why.
Running time: 53΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Shesh Hafakot
Go2films
Hedva Goldschmidt
37/8 Issar Natanzon St.
Jerusalem 97787, Israel
T. +972 2 583 1371
F. +972 2 583 5450
[email protected]
www.go2films.com
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CANADA
Category: Current Affairs
MY TOxIC BABY
Min Sook Lee
A personal, introspective look at the chemical-laden environment we live in today, something filmmaker Min Sook Lee hardly thought about until Song Ji, her daughter, was born.
BPA. Lead. Melamine. Lee brings us this intimate and alarming look at the numerous toxins found in baby products and a baby’s environment. As a new mom, Lee shares her anxieties as she struggles to protect her young daughter, Song Ji, from our chemical world.
Running time: 45΄
Year of production: 2009
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Storyline Entertainment
Ed Barreveld
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
www.catndocs.com
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BELGIUM
Category: Current Affairs
N.T.R. – NUCLEAR,
NOTHING TO REPORT
Alain de Halleux
How does nuclear industry operate today, now switched from public service to the liberalization of energy trade? Economy rules and rhymes with sub-contracting and cutting
back on safety measures. Nuclear industry workers in France and throughout Europe verify on a daily basis that a zero-risk situation is unattainable ... their safety is also ours. Nuclear energy, bad news since the Chernobyl didaster, is center-stage once again. Its main
advantage: it will help reduce the world’s CO2 emissions – but at what price?
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Iota Production
Isabelle Truc
Ventes - CBA/WIP - Sales
Thierry Detaille
19F Avenue des Arts
Bruxelles 1000, Belgium
T. +32 47 761 7170
F. +32 2 227 2239
[email protected]
www.ventes-cbawip-sales.be
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ITALY-AUSTRIA
Category: Lifestyles
NAIROBI LOVE STORY
Maria Weber
Margareth is a Kikuyu and Eric is a Luo. These two largest tribes of Kenya are engaged in
an ancient cultural and political conflict. Their parents in particular are against their relationship, but they are still together, in spite of everything. Margareth is torn apart by an
inner conflict: split between tradition and modernity, emancipation and submission, inner rebellion and the inability to act. Margareth’s and Eric’s dilemma is a universal one: will
they find a way to overcome both the outer and the inner conflicts in order to live their love
while still being allowed to grow as individuals?
Running time: 45’
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Daniel Mahlknecht
Da Palmer Film
Maria Weber a
Via Brennero 4/8, 39100
Bolzano
Italy
T. +39 333 187 2587
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Category: Art, Music & Culture
NAKED CINEMA
Vassos Georgas
In the early 70s, Greek cinema entered a period of crisis. One of the aspects of this crisis was a lack of interesting subject matter, while one of the ways out of the crisis
called itself “erotic cinema”. The Greek public was already familiar with the genre
thanks to the abundance of foreign films distributed in the grind houses with an
“adults only” rating. The Greek version came in many varieties. It also involved many
people, behind and in front of the camera, who ruled the film scene for ten years, before some of them changed course, some choosing the easy route of the video comedies, others the more rugged path of hardcore pornography. Filmmakers and actors
who made those films, together with individuals that can comment on them in a fascinating way, speak to the camera, their remarks intercut with clips from Greek porn
films. From “soft-core” to “hardcore”, from the depiction of the naked body to cinematic sex, Naked Cinema winks knowingly to the viewer as it narrates the story of
Greek erotic cinema and presents the wider socio-historical framework within which
it emerged.
Running time: 102΄
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Yvone Roman Films
Yvone Roman Tsochatzopoulou
Yvone Roman Films
Yvone Roman Tsochatzopoulou
71, Ippokratous Str.
Athens 10680, Greece
T. +30 210 3615 955
F. +30 210 3615 980
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Category: Environment & Wildlife
NATIONAL PARK OF OLYMPUS
Georgios Savvidis
A nature documentary on the natural habitat of Mount Olympus, including the mountain’s
endemic flora.
Running time: 43΄
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Studio Savidis
George Savvidis & P. Tzertzevelis
Studio Savidis
George Savvidis & P. Tzertzevelis
2 Evripidou Street
Veria 59100, Greece
T. +30 23310 28903 / +30 6974 371 802
[email protected]
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Category: Environment & Wildlife
NATURE OF LIFE
Craig Foster & Damon Foster
Climate change is increasingly a tired old cliché, but told from an African perspective, the
Foster brothers’ film is both refreshing and illuminating, focusing as it does on local and
regional realities. They not only address the state-of-play on the African continent, but also
look at uniquely African solutions to the problem and find answers in the very technologies that have taken us to the brink. So the team at the Centre for Sustainable Energy at
Stellenbosch University reveal their ‘hot air’ farms that have the capacity to power entire
cities; or the Darling Wind Farm Project, which feeds directly into the national grid. Sky kites
on super tankers, viable, existing eco-villages, dye sensitized solar cells which enable buildings to generate their own electricity, and South Africa’s own electric car, the Joule are also
revealed. The film’s intention is not simply to look for solutions, but rather to suggest a shift
in behavior and consciousness – towards a more sustainable, nature-based sense of a balanced life.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Carlie Scheepers
Encounters Festival and Distribution
Nazeer Achmed
27 Caledon Street, 1st floor
Cape Town 8001, South Africa
T. +27 21 465 4686
F. +27 21 461 6964
[email protected]
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FRANCE
Category: Lifestyles
NAURU
Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
A quiet island, lost in the Pacific Ocean. Nothing of interest, until the day a stroke of luck,
in the form of phosphate, provided by the island’s coral core, led the country to incredible
heights: in 1975, it became the second richest country per inhabitant in the world after
Saudi Arabia... Only to plunge into ruins a few years later.
Running time: 90΄
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Film Oblige
Marc de Bayser
Films Distribution
Sanam Madjedi
34 rue du Louvre
Paris 75001, France
T. +33 1 5310 3399
F. +33 1 5310 3398
[email protected]
www.filmsdistribution.com
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BULGARIA
Category: Environment & Wildlife
THE NAZCA PLATEAU
Simeon Idakiev
This documentary is an attempt to reveal the secret of the pictures and geometric figures
of the Nazca Plateau in Peru, as well as a story about Maria Reiche’s work – a remarkable
woman who dedicated 40 years of her life to study them.
Running time: 26΄
Year of production: 2009
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Bulgarian National Television
Daniela Kuzmanova
Bulgarian National Television
Daniela Kuzmanova
29 San Stefano Street
Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
T. +359 2 814 2390
F. +359 2 943 6045
[email protected]
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INDIA
Category: Current Affairs
NERO’S GUESTS
Deepa Bhatia
P. Sainath, the Rural Affairs Editor of the Hindu newspaper, has taken upon himself the mission to reveal the severe agrarian crisis India is experiencing, a crisis that is generally ignored in both the local and international media. In the past 10 years, over 200,000 farmers committed suicide, many by drinking pesticide, as a result of economic hardship
following the effects of globalization on Indian agriculture.
Sainath and his colleagues are creating the national agenda, compelling a government in
denial to take notice and act. Through his writing and the lectures he is giving around the
country, he tries to propel change, making his readers and audience think about their social responsibility.
Running time: 56΄
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Mistral Movies
Deepa Bhatia
Cinephil
Philippa Kowarsky
18 Levontin Street
Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
T. +972 3 566 4129
F. +972 3 560 1436
[email protected]
www.cinephil.co.il
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Category: Adventure & Travel
THE NEW SHELTER
xiaolei Zheng & Lin Li
A terrible flood destroys the home of the AH family in a small village in China’s southern
Guangdong province. Life has been a constant struggle for them, but this disaster turns
their existence into a nightmare. Fortunately, AH Liang, his wife Xiang and their two children and dog find shelter in a neighbor’s unused shack. But they know this is a temporary
situation.
As they hesitantly embark on the almost insurmountable task of building a new house –
their crop had also been destroyed, and they don’t have any source of income left – they
will experience what solidarity or the lack of it can mean when disaster strikes.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2008
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Solferino Images & Guangzhou TV
Michel Noll
ICTV
Michel Noll
17 Rue du Colisee
Paris 75008, France
T. +33 1 6403 7098
F. +33 1 6403 7101
[email protected]
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USA
Category: History & Politics
NEW WORLD ORDER
Andrew Neel & Luke Meyer
The film is a behind the scenes look at the underground anti-globalist movement. This
growing movement targets the annual Bilderberg conference, and the 9/11 attacks as focal points in the alleged global conspiracy. Alex Jones, a celebrity radio host, and underground cult hero, is the main character of the film. The film chronicles Alex, and four other
conspiracy theorists, on their ceaseless quests to expose the ‘massive global conspiracy’ that
they believe threatens the future of humanity.
Running time: 85΄
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SeeThink Films
Tom Davies
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
www.catndocs.com
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CHILE
Category: Current Affairs
NEWS
Bettina Perut & Ivan Osnovikoff
News is an observational film. Using the fragmented format of a newscast program, it proposes a cinematic glance at the same reality depicted daily by the media. By means of a
radical approach to journalistic and anti-journalistic facts, the film brings into play the ways
in which collective truths are made.
Running time: 80’
Year of production: 2009
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Perut + Osnovikoff Ltda.
Bettina Perut
Perut + Osnovikoff Ltda.
Ivan Osnovikoff
Los Abetos Sur 1117
Santiago
Chile
T. +56 292 085 46
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SWEDEN
Category: History & Politics
NIGHT WITCHES
Gunilla Bresky
In a tiny, fragile aircraft, the women of the 588th regiment risked their lives each night on
bombing missions. Flying without parachutes so they could carry as many bombs as possible, blinded by enemy searchlights and fired on by German troops, the world’s only allwoman regiment logged even more flight hours than their male counterparts. Germans
at the front dubbed them “witches of the night”.
Gunilla Bresky introduces us to female Soviet fighter pilots in her fifth documentary on
World War II.
Running time: 59΄
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SVT
Margareta Lidén
SVT Sales
Paulette Olofson
KH-BVO
Stockholm SE105 10, Sweden
T. +46 8 784 7489
[email protected]
www.svt.se
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ISRAEL
Category: History & Politics
NINE YEARS LATER
Yifat Kedar & Sari Ezouz
When Danielle fled from her husband to Israel she was forced to leave her young son behind in Morocco. Nine years later, she returns to the land of her birth in order to win back
custody over the boy. As she confronts her abusive ex-husband’s family and her own family divided by the Jewish and Islamic religions, she is caught in a whirlwind of Israeli and
Moroccan bureaucracy. This film is a compelling account of a mother determined to win
back her son, even if the odds are stacked against her.
Running time: 70΄
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Eden Productions
Edna Kowarsky & Elinor Kowarsky
Cinephil
Philippa Kowarsky
18 Levontin Street
Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
T. +972 3 566 4129
F. +972 3 560 1436
[email protected]
www.cinephil.co.il
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SWITZERLAND
Category: Lifestyles
NOMAD’S LAND
Gaël Metroz
The young director, Gaël Métroz, takes the road alone, camera in hand, in the footsteps of
Nicolas Bouvier. He discovers that the East is no longer the almost carefree land of the Fifties
recounted in L’Usage du Monde: Iran in crisis, Pakistan shaken by tribal violence, the Taliban, civil war in Sri Lanka. This world seems to have disappeared under the veil of time.
Disappointed, the director leaves the main road traced by the famous Topolino and continues on the small path with the nomads. In creating his own route, Gaël Métroz reveals
the writer’s philosophy of travel.
Running time: 90΄
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Tipi’mages Production
Francine Lusser
Films Distribution
Sanam Madjedi
34 rue du Louvre
Paris 75001, France
T. +33 1 5310 3399
F. +33 1 5310 3398
[email protected]
www.filmsdistribution.com
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SWEDEN
Category: Current Affairs
NOT LIKE MY SISTER
Leyla Assaf-Tengroth
Dalida married on her own terms – after revolts and three attempted murders.
The Kerkatli family’s oldest daughter, Rim, was married off at age 13. Her little sister Dalida has decided that this will never happen to her. She wants to make her own choice –
but it’s a risky decision.
It all started with little Rim, who became a star at age nine in filmmaker Leyla Assaf-Tengroth’s movie Frihetsligan . After her big success she was able to go to school, but her family crushed her dreams, forcing her to marry her father’s cousin at the tender young age
of thirteen.
Rim’s little sister Dalida is uncommonly strong-willed and brave. She refuses to marry on
her family’s terms. She breaks old patterns, ignores traditions and finally triumphs when
she manages to marry the Lebanese, Christian man she loves. Dalida can never again return to her Syrian home village.
Running time: 58΄
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Cadmos Film for SVT
Leyla Assaf-Tengroth
SVT Sales
Paulette Olofson
KH-BVO
Stockholm SE105 10, Sweden
T. +46 8 784 7489
[email protected]
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POLAND
Category: Lifestyles
NOWHERE BLUES
Bartosz Warwas
Far, far away, in a small town beyond distant mountains and an enormous forest, Warkocz
is trapped. Only Great Love can release him. While waiting patiently for it to come, Warkocz
is combing his long beard which houses all his powers...
Running time: 19΄
Year of production: 2009
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Polish National Film School in Lodz
Marcin Malatynski
Krakow Film Foundation
Katarzyna Wilk
Morawskiego 5 p.434
Krakow 30-102, Poland
T. +48 12 294 69 45
F. +48 12 294 69 45
[email protected]
www.kff.com.pl
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Category: Art, Music & Culture
NUMB TIME
Yannis Fragoulis
Agia Fotini was built in 1973 opposite the archeological site of Ancient Mandinia. The
architect, Costas Papatheodorou, wanted to demonstrate that Christian civilization
was a continuation of the ancient Greek one, that it was influenced by the oriental religions/civilizations and that Byzantium was its continuation. Architecture creates its
own discourse, i.e. its own narrative. The parts that, at a first glance, are totally foreign,
tie in when someone considers the timelessness of history and, as a result, of the different civilizations. The icons progressed even further: they continued this vector of
history, overtook Byzantium and reached Modern Greece with its heroes of 1821 and
Papadiamandis. Together with the architecture, these icons were a representation of
a cosmogony, but were replaced, after pressure was applied, by the architect who is
also the hagiographer. The film introduces us to the history and philosophy of the
church, and then shows us, in an artistic way, what the architecture wants to tell us.
Running time: 31΄
Year of production: 2010
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Cultural Studies Center
Yannis Fragoulis
Cultural Studies Center
Yannis Fragoulis
60, Evdoxou Str.
Athens, 11743, Greece
T. +30 210 9012 987
F. +30 210 9012 987
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RUSSIA
Category: Lifestyles
NYARMA
Edgar Bartenev
The film is about the everyday life of the reindeer–breeders of the polar Ural Mountain region of Russia. The protagonist of the film is 17- year-old farmer Gosha, who, despite his
relative ly young age, owns a rather large deer farm. A film portrait, a film-destiny of a man
and the silent melody of mankind.
Running time: 41΄
Year of production: 2008
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Saint Petersburg Documentary Film Studio
Julia Sosnovskaya
Saint Petersburg Documentary Film Studio
Julia Sosnovskaya
12 Kryukov Kan
Saint-Petersburg 190068, Russia
T. +7 812 714 4592
F. +7 812 714 0806
[email protected]
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ITALY
Category: Adventure & Travel
THE OCEAN WITHIN
Sergio Damiani & Juliane R. Biasi
Even crazy people can do extraordinary things. Pier Gianni Burreddu certainly has: he has
sailed the Atlantic Ocean together with other people who suffer from mental illness, played
his bass with dolphins and whales, and come through sea storms unharmed. Last but not
least, he has been able to deal openly with his illness. The documentary tells the story of
Pier Gianni’s journey across the Atlantic, from Cadice to the Antilles, on the “crazy boat”. Little did Pier Gianni imagine that the oceanic route was in reality taking him back home to
Sardinia. During the journey, Pier Gianni relived his past; the tormented relationship with
his parents, the mental illness, but also the vital force of his music. Landing in the new
world he found the courage and the desire to return to Sardinia, where everything had begun many years before.
Running time: 52΄
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Kuraj Film
Vitagraph
Filippo D’Angelo
1 Via Schiavonia
Bologna 40121, Italy
T. +39 05 126 7150
F. +39 05 126 7150
[email protected]
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GREECE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
ODYSSEA CORPORUM –
BALLAD FOR NIKOS KOUNDOUROS
Antonis Boskoitis
“If you are unlucky and happen to meet him, you will meet a man-beast, a tender
man, a man who tells you ‘If you don’t tear out the pity you harbor inside, you will
never have a career!’ And he might add: ‘Why do you live? And if you do live, what are
your images? Who are you? Goodnight!’
An actor and collaborator of Nikos Koundouros
Running time: 80΄
Year of production: 2010
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Mediavox
Michalis Galanakis
Greek Film Center
Evi Lazari
7, Dionisou Areopagitou Str.
Athens 11742, Greece
T. +30 210 3687 503
F. +30 210 3614 336
[email protected]
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Mediavox galanakis
Michalis Galanakis
173, Agias Sofias Str.
Athens, 10443, Greece
T. +30 2810 285316, +20 210 5145 258
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GREECE
Category: Current Affairs
ODYSSEAS
Vahagn Karapetyan
How difficult is it to live in a country when you don’t speak the language? How close can
the ties become between Greeks and immigrants? How can a common language free people from the shackles of borders, prejudice and fear of the “other”? The students and teachers of the“Odysseas” School for Immigrants in Thessaloniki try to answer these questions
by talking about the Greek language lessons that are offered at the school by volunteers,
the more specialized goals of the teaching methods used, and about the activity of the
school’s theater group.
Running time: 26΄
Year of production: 2010
Production Contact Person: Karapetyan Vahagn
Sales Contact Person:
Karapetyan Vahagn
79 Monastiriou Street, 54627
Thessaloniki, Greece
T. +30 6988 206 620
[email protected]
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Category: History & Politics
OIL ROCKS – CITY ABOVE THE SEA
Marc Wolfensberger
“Oil Rocks” - behind the enigmatic name lies the first and largest offshore oil-platform ever
built, a vast city in the middle of the Caspian Sea, built by Stalin in 1949. Sixty years on,
the Oil Rocks is still operational. Just imagine: 300 kilometers of bridges, thousands of oil
workers, hundreds of platforms, up to nine-storey buildings, a park and sports field,
nothing less then an oil-rig Atlantis, only real. Combining archival footage from the Soviet era and exclusive new footage, the film tells the story of this timeless place and its inhabitants. It’s the first time a western film crew was allowed to film on the Oil Rocks since
the site’s creation.
Running time: 54’
Year of production: 2009
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Intermezzo Films
Isabelle Gattiker
Autlook Filmsales
Andrea Hock
Trappelgasse 4/17, 1040
Vienna
Austria
T. +43 720 346 934
[email protected]
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UK
Category: Environment & Wildlife
OIL SPILL:
THE ExxON VALDEZ DISASTER
John Akomfrah
In 1989, the giant super tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in Alaska’s Prince
William Sound to create one of the biggest man-made ecological disasters of the 20th century.
Eleven million gallons of crude oil killed whales and millions of fish and birds. The spill had
a catastrophic effect on local communities, wiping out their herring fishery and severely
depleting the Alaskan salmon industry.
Twenty years on, this film retraces the catalogue of errors that led to the disaster and investigates the legacy of the spill and the lasting environmental damage to Prince William
Sound. This powerful and haunting documentary features interviews with crew members
aboard the super tanker on the fateful night, Exxon executives and Alaskan politicians, and
the local fishermen and activists who had prophetically warned of disaster – and now lead
the fight for justice.
Running time: 59΄
Year of production: 2009
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Smoking Dogs Films
David Lawson
Mercury Media International
Patricia Hickey
6 Baseline Studios, Whitchurch Road
London W11 4AT, UK
T. +44 20 7221 7221
F. +44 20 7221 7228
[email protected]
www.mercurymedia.org
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GREECE
Category: Environment & Wildlife
OLYMPUS, THE FAMOUS UNKNOWN
Ioannis Beinas
A journey full of colors and images on the highest Greek mountain, Mount Olympus. A journey that unfolds a beauty unknown to many people, the centre of which is man himself.
A journey with a certain objective: a closer contact with the giant of the Greek mountains.
Because the deeper we get to know it the more we will respect it and protect it.
Running time: 46΄
Year of production: 2010
Production Contact Person: Ioannis Beinas
Sales Contact Person:
Ioannis Beinas
6 Kountouriotou Street
Katerini 60 100, Greece
T. +30 23510 25099
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GREECE
Category: History & Politics
ON THE EDGE OF HISTORY –
MAJOR DIMITRIS KASLAS
Yorgos Lagdaris & Costas Anestis
Dimitris Kaslas’s heroic life begins along with the 20th century in Pouri, Mount Pelion
and meets up with Greece’s contemporary history at key points. Asia Minor, the War
in 1940, the Resistance, post-civil war Greece. A different view of the “hidden’’ Epic of
1941. While Greece’s fate had been decided, a last heroic resistance appears on hillock
731 against the Italians’ springtime attack. The Greek commanding officer on this “accursed hillock” is Kaslas. The film presents testimonies of surviving soldiers and documents from his unique archive. The real face of war as ordinary soldiers experienced
it. The documentary chronicles the subsequent participation of Kaslas in the Greek
People’s Liberation Army during the Resistance, the return of the “hero’’ and his marginalization by the post-war Greek state.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Lagdaris Production, Prefecture of Magnesia,
Municipality of Zagora – Prefecture of Trikala
Production Contact Person: George Lagdaris
Sales Company:
Lagdaris Production
Sales Contact Person:
George Lagdaris
Stasi Toumpa Ano Volos, Volos 38500, Greece
T. +30 24 210 43095 F. +30 24 210 43095
[email protected]
Sales Company:
Prefecture of Magnesia
T. +30 24 210 70951-9
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Category: Current Affairs
ON THE BORDER OF DESPERATION
Nima Sarvestani
Fifty-year-old Tala and two teenagers, Rebwar (17) and Shahoo (18) are fighting against
poverty and for a better life in Kurdistan in Iran bordering on Iraq. They are transporting
petrol illegally over the border to Iraq at great risk of being caught or even shot by the border patrols.
Shahoo’s friend Shadman (Tala’s son) was recently burned to death, at just fifteen years of
age, while smuggling. He carelessly sought the heat from the fire, still with the gasoline
tanks on. This terrible accident forced Tala to take her son’s place in the smuggling trade.
Extreme living conditions are forcing them into this trade. It can seem absurd in relation
to Iran and Iraq being among the oil richest countries in the world.
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Nima Film for SVT
SVT Sales
Paulette Olofson
KH-BVO
Stockholm SE105 10, Sweden
T. +46 8 784 7489
[email protected]
www.svt.se
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GREECE
Category: Adventure & Travel
ON THE SUMMIT
Elisavet Laloudaki & Massimo Pizzocaro
A movie about Psiloritis, the mountain/symbol of Crete and the attraction its summit
has upon people. Why do people climb to the summit of Psiloritis? Is it for Zeus? Or
is it for the True Cross? Is it for the panoramic view? Or just the challenge? “We will tell
you.” Who? Psarantonis, Thanassis the priest, two French hippies, shepherds, Sakelarakis the archaeologist, my aunt Elli, an extraordinary abbot, climbers – lots of people. Even a BBC crew... Each one carries his or her own “Cretan” perspective to the
summit. It’s not so much that one can see the whole of Crete from up there; it’s that
the whole of Crete is up there.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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HappyAnt.tv
Elisavet Laloudaki
HappyAnt.tv
Elisavet Laloudaki
1, Teftidos Str.
Athens, 15233, Greece
T. +30 210 3412 687
[email protected]
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GREECE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
ONCE IN A LIFETIME
Nicole Alexandropoulou
It was almost 35 years ago when the first and most important radio show in Greece
was born on national radio. It was – and it still remains – the show that brought rock
and pop music to the Greek audience. The record decks were manned by radio producer Yannis Petridis. Back then he was a young man full of passion for music. His
dream was to travel to every corner of the world through the music and lyrics he
adored. Now he’s a member of the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame, one of the biggest record
collectors and a national guru for Greek Radio, who forever changed the way his audience listened to music. By following his life’s work and through his personal narrative, we get a glimpse of the social and political changes that have taken place in
Greece over the last four decades. A fascinating musical journey, starting from his
hometown of Piraeus, to the empty highways of Los Angeles and finally to the streets
of San Francisco.
Running time: 80΄
Year of production: 2009
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Libellula Productions Ltd., Cinegram S.A.
Nikol Alexandropoulou, Vasso Patrouba
Libellula Productions Ltd.
Nikol Alexandropoulou
3, Dionisiou Aeropagitou Str.
Athens 11742, Greece
T. +30 210 9227389
[email protected]
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SPAIN - SIERRA LEONE
Category: Sports
ONE GOAL
Sergi Agusti
Sport as a bridge, icons of war converted into symbols of hope.
A football team of young, passionate amputees from Sierra Leone, began a few years ago
to chart a course towards peace and hope. In search of dignity, they are becoming admired
athletes, giving incredible performances. Through the power and energy of their game and
despite their disabilities, they have managed to become an example for their community
and a new perspective on Africa.
Running time: 26΄
Year of production: 2008
Production Contact Person: Sergi Agusti
Sales Company:
JMT Films Distribution
Sales Contact Person:
Michael Treves
20 Bialik Street
Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
T. +972 52 363 3398
F. +972 52 363 3398
[email protected]
www.jmtfilms.com
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LEBANON
Category: History & Politics
THE ONE MAN VILLAGE
Simon El Habre
Semaan is leading a quiet life on his farm in the small village of Ain el-Halazoun in the
Lebanese mountains. The hamlet was completely emptied and destroyed in combats
during the civil war in Lebanon between 1975 and 1990. Today, many years after an official reconciliation, its inhabitants, who are all from the same family, regularly go back to
the village to cultivate their plots of land or visit their houses and always leave before sunset. In his comforting and humorous film Simon El Habre observes the life in his quasi-ghost
village and tries to reflect on the collective and individual memory in a country that
seems to live in a collective amnesia and is vulnerable to a new civil war.
Running time: 86΄
Year of production: 2008
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Beirut DC
Jad Abi Khalil
mec film
Irit Neidhardt
16 Gabriel Max Street
Berlin 10245, Germany
T. +49 30 6676 6700
F. +49 30 6676 6699
[email protected]
www.mecfilm.de
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GREECE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
OPEN BOOK
Stathis Reppas
We follow the journey of Agathofron Nikolopoulos’s bequest of rare books from Paris to Andritsena, his home town. The donor’s kindness and the importance of the material, both
in number and quality of books is presented in the narrative, and at many points reality
as recorded in images attests to the fact that this donation makes the Andritsana library
one of the most important in the country.
Running time: 30΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Stathis Reppas
Sales Contact Person:
Stathis Reppas
17 Kanari Street, Ano Ilioupoli
Athens, Greece
T. +30 6979 981 607
[email protected]
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FRANCE
Category: Environment & Wildlife
OPEN SKY
Ines Compan
Puna, Argentina. Kollas natives suddenly find themselves in the center of national and international stakes because of their underground natural resources. Indeed, Standard Silver, a Canadian company, launches an ambitious project of an open-sky silver mine on the
abandoned site of Mina Pirquitas, 4,500 meters high. This mine is to become one of the
most productive ones in Latin America, with Standard Silver having the monopoly over the
underground natural resources and also disturbing the fragile balance of the Kollas natives’
living habitat. The Kollas thus become victims of the globalization with this new mining
boom associated to the decreasing metal exchange rate, the latter being essential to the
technological development of our modern societies.
Running time: 52΄ & 94΄
Year of production: 2009
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Mosaique Films & Le Hamac Rouge Production
Wide Management
Anais Clanet
40 rue Sainte Anne
Paris 75002, France
T. +33 1 5395 04 64
F. +33 1 5395 04 65
[email protected]
www.widemanagement.com
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USA
Category: Science & Technology
ORGASM INC.
Liz Canner
In the shocking and hilarious documentary, filmmaker Liz Canner takes a job editing
erotic videos for a drug trial for a pharmaceutical company. Her employer is developing
what they hope will be the first Viagra drug for women that wins FDA approval to treat a
new disease: Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD). Liz gains permission to film the company
for her own documentary. Initially, she plans to create a movie about science and pleasure, but she soon begins to suspect that her employer, along with a cadre of other medical companies, might be trying to take advantage of women (and potentially endanger
their health) in pursuit of billion dollar profits. Orgasm Inc. is a powerful look inside the
medical industry and the marketing campaigns that are literally and figuratively reshaping our everyday lives around health, illness, desire – and that ultimate moment: orgasm.
Running time: 78΄
Year of production: 2009
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Astrea Media
Kiku Langford
Roco Films
Annie Roney
80 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 5
California CA 94965, USA
T. +1 415 322 6471
F. +1 415 322 6798
[email protected]
www.rocofilms.com
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SLOVAK REPUBLIC - CZECH REPUBLIC
Category: Current Affairs
OSADNé
Marko Škop
The mayor of Osadné, Mr. Ladislav Mikuláško, is a political record-holder. He has held the
position of village boss for a staggering thirty-six years. His spiritual counterpart, the Orthodox priest, Peter Soroka, has buried fifty people and christened two children over the
past five years. The mayor and priest have decided to fight for the survival of the village,
together with their wives who are their important shadow advisors...
Running time: 58’
Year of production: 2009
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Artileria
Marko Skop
Deckert Distribution GmbH
Heino Deckert
Marienplatz 1
Leipzig
Germany
T. +49 341 215 6638
F. +49 341 215 6639
[email protected]
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USA
Category: Art, Music & Culture
OUR CITY DREAMS
Chiara Clemente
The film visits the creative spaces of five women artists, each of whom possesses her own
energy, drive and passion. These women, who span different decades and represent diverse
cultures, have one thing in common beyond making art – New York. The artists profiled
are Nancy Spero, Marina Abramovic, Kiki Smith, Ghada Amer, and Swoon.
Running time: 60΄ & 87΄
Year of production: 2008
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Di San Luca Films
Chiara Clemente
Cinephil
Philippa Kowarsky
18 Levontin Street
Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
T. +972 3 566 4129
F. +972 3 560 1436
[email protected]
www.cinephil.co.il
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ITALY
Category: Current Affairs
OUR FATHER
Carlo Lo Giudice
Our Father is an everyday story between a father, 88-year-old Vannino, and a son, 48-yearold Salvatore. A story full of love, care and devotion in a Sicily which by tradition wants real
men in control of their emotions. However, they put love first of all and share everything,
even their bed, semi-naked, to keep each other company. A simple and emblematic story
that explores one of the most archetypal, strong and complex of human relationships.
Running time: 40΄
Year of production: 2008
Production Contact Person: Carlo Lo Giudice
Sales Company:
Vitagraph
Sales Contact Person:
Filippo D’Angelo
1 Via Schiavonia
Bologna 40121, Italy
T. +39 05 126 7150
F. +39 05 126 7150
[email protected]
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SWITZERLAND
Category: History & Politics
OUR WORLD AT WAR –
10 MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS
Jean Milligan David
Five award-winning war photographers from the VII photo agency – James Nachtwey,
Franco Pagetti, Antonin Kratchovil, Ron Haviv and Christopher Morris – and the ICRC united
to bring individual stories of loss and suffering in war to the forefront of the world’s attention: women struggling to recover from sexual violence, families coping with displacement, and people victimized by gang warfare. The project also drew attention to the
inspirational efforts, by ordinary men and women, to limit human suffering in some of the
most violent corners of the world.
This DVD features 10 multimedia presentations from eight war-affected countries.
Running time: 40΄
Year of production: 2009
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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Vanja Baumberger
ICRC
Amélia Monteiro Morgado
19 Avenue de la Paix
Geneva 1202, Switzerland
T. +41 22 730 2186
[email protected]
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USA
Category: Lifestyles
P-STAR RISING
Gabriel Noble
When Jesse discovers that his youngest daughter, Priscilla, can rap and perform, he sees
redemption for his own failed music career and financial salvation for his family, and commits his life to making her a star. We follow the father-daughter duo through the grit and
glamour of the music industry, capturing the daily struggles of a single parent raising his
two children alone, and the sacrifices a child makes in order to make her daddy proud.
Running time: 84’
Year of production: 2009
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P-Star Redemption
Marjan Tehrani
Autlook Filmsales
Andrea Hock
Trappelgasse 4/17, 1040
Vienna
Austria
T. +43 720 346 934
[email protected]
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FRANCE
Category: Current Affairs
PABLO ESCOBAR: THE GREAT HUNT
Renaud Fessaguet & Manolo D’Arthuis
He was once the most wanted man in the world, controlling 80% of the global cocaine
market and running one of the greatest crime empires in history. He had a personal fortune of $5 billion, a private zoo, his own army of soldiers and hardened criminals. For years,
he defied the US and Colombian governments, killing thousands of people while at the
same time generously donating to the poor. A myth in his own lifetime, he was transformed
into an icon after his death. Even today, the fascination with Pablo Escobar continues.
In this gripping new film, we reveal the true story behind the hunt for Pablo Escobar. Featuring unseen private footage and interviews with his family and the police officers who
tracked him down and killed him, this is the definitive story of the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2010
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Tony Comiti Productions
Java Films
Kathryn Bonnici
4-6 Villa Thoréton
Paris 75015, France
T. +34 634 869 646
F. +33 1 4060 2649
[email protected]
www.javafilms.gr
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ITALY
Category: Art, Music & Culture
THE PALIO OF SIENA
Emilio Ravel
Each year the ceremony of the “Tratta”, or “Draw”, is renewed with the horses being matched with the 10 boroughs taking part in the Palio. A time-honoured tradition that is always experienced with a mix of trepidation and genuine passion.
Running time: 55΄
Year of production: 2009
Sales Company:
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Rai Trade
Margherita Zocaro
18 via Umberto Novaro
Rome 00195, Italy
T. +39 06 3749 8341
F. +39 06 3701 1343
[email protected]
www.raitrade.it
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GREECE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
PANTELIS LAZARIDIS - DISJUNCTIONS
Spiros Papadopoulos
The film researches the multilayered activity of Pantelis Lazaridis, as a scientist and a professor of architecture, as a rector of the University of Thessaly in Greece, as a political figure and as a visual artist. The film traces Lazaridis’s work from 1960 to the present, focusing mainly on its political stigma, which traverses not only his political action but also his
vision for a new, creative glance on everyday life through art. Lazaridis’s artwork, an
archive of well classified image clippings selected from press and digitally processed and
printed, uses technology and media content in order to state his opposition to the dominance of the current media culture. A series of constant shots taken from different cameras placed throughout his atelier are used as a narrative form of the documentary and,
also, as a representation form of the multilevel character of his work.
Running time: 48΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Spiros Papadopoulos
Sales Contact Person:
Spiros Papadopoulos
75 El. Venizelou Street
Athens 155 61, Greece
T. +30 210 654 6539
F. +30 210 651 1845
[email protected]
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IRAN
Category: Lifestyles
PARK MARK
Baktash Abtin
“Mark” is a homeless addict living on the streets of Tehran, stealing from donation boxes
and sleeping in parks. He shares an interesting and alluring account of himself from his past
as a drug dealer, husband, father and rich man in the United States, as we follow his story
for one night.
Running time: 42’
Year of production: 2010
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Sheherazad Media International
Baktash Abtin
Sheherazad Media International
Katayoon Shahabi
1, 3rd Sarvestan, Pasdaran St., Shariati Ave.
Tehran, Iran
T. +98 212 286 3260
F. +98 212 286 3262
[email protected]
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FRANCE - BELGIUM
Category: History & Politics
PATHS OF MEMORY
José-Luis Penafuerte
Franco’s victims, since the recent opening of all archive materials regarding Franco’s
regime, break the silence at last. Names, faces and lives reveal their secrets and plunge the
audience back into what was one of Western Europe’s longest and bloodiest regimes. Memory rehabilitation takes us through a breathtaking process, encountering the 20th century’s
darkest ghosts.
Running time: 91΄
Year of production: 2009
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Man’s Film
Marion Hansel
Films Distribution
Sanam Madjedi
34 rue du Louvre
Paris 75001, France
T. +33 1 5310 3399
F. +33 1 5310 3398
[email protected]
www.filmsdistribution.com
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Category: Adventure & Travel
PATHS TO HEAVEN
Kostas Fikiris
“...hope the voyage is a long one...” says the poet. We would add that it should also take
place up high. And in this case both wishes are fulfilled.
Greek mountaineers travel to the distant cultures of Hinduism and Buddhism in remote
Nepal, into Everest national park and on the vertical icy slopes of Island Peak at 6,180m.
Strolling “the paths of heaven”, as the locals call Everest, we come into contact with a world
poorer in material goods, but richer in moral values. We come into contact with the highest peaks of the world. We come into contact with a philosophy of peace, compassion and
respect for the natural environment, far from the noise and stress of Western civilization.
Running time: 74΄
Year of production: 2009
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Mountaineering Club of Kalamata
Kostas Fikiris
Mountaineering Club of Kalamata
Kostas Fikiris
East Center of Kalamata
Kalamata 241 00, Greece
T. +30 27210 97733
F. +30 27210 44320
[email protected]
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GREECE
Category: Lifestyles
PATHWAYS THROUGH LOSS
Danai Papadatou
In September 2004, a traffic accident at the Maliakos Bay in Greece caused the death
of 7 students and the injury of several others who were traveling from Farkadona to
Athens to watch the Paralympics. The entire country was deeply affected and the
community of Farkadona was profoundly traumatized. This documentary follows the
emotional journey of the students and teachers who rode on that bus as they struggle to cope with their trauma. It also chronicles the psychosocial intervention undertaken by a team of psychologists who, for three years, collaborated closely with the
school communities of Farkadona, which succeeded to effectively support their members and transform their pain into opportunities for growth.
Running time: 63΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Mediavox
Production Contact Person: Michalis Galanakis
Sales Company:
Merimna (Society for the Care of
Children and Families Facing Illness and Death)
Sales Contact Person:
Danai Papadatou, Kallia Armaganides
2A, Papanikoli Str.
Athens, 15232, Greece
T. +30 210 6463 467
[email protected]
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
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Mediavox galanakis
Michalis Galanakis
173, Agias Sofias Str.
Athens, 10443, Greece
T. +30 2810 285316, +20 210 5145 258
[email protected]
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CANADA-FRANCE
Category: Current Affairs
PAx AMERICANA
AND THE WEAPONIZATION OF SPACE
Denis Delestrac
The prospect of Earth being ruled from space is no longer science fiction. The dream of the
original Dr. Strangelove, Wernher von Braun (from Nazi rocket-scientist to NASA director)
has survived every US administration since WW II and is coming to life. Today the technology exists to weaponize space, a massive American industry thrives, and nations are maneuvering for advantage. Pax Americana tackles this pivotal moment. Are war machines
already orbiting Earth? Can treaties keep space weapons-free? Must the world capitulate
to one super-cop on the global beat? With startling archival footage and unprecedented
access to US Air Force Space Command, this documentary reveals the state of play through
generals, space-policy analysts, politicians, diplomats, peace activists, and hawks.
Running time: 55’ & 85’
Year of production: 2009
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LOWIK&COPTOr PRODUCTIONS INC.
Lucie Tremblay
Films Transit International Inc
Jan Röfekamp
252 Gouin Boulevard East, H3L1A8
Montreal
Canada
T. +1 514 844 3358
F. +1 514 844 7298
[email protected]
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ARGENTINA
Category: Art, Music & Culture
THE PEDDLER
Eduardo de la Serna & Lucas Marcheggiano
& Adriana Yurcovich
A man arrives at a village driving his rickety car. He suggests to the village authorities to
make a feature film there. The villagers, including the authorities, would act in the film. The
traveler only asks for lodging and meals until his film’s release a month later. The offer is
accepted and the making of this film is the most important event in the village for a month.
Running time: 84΄
Year of production: 2008
Production Contact Person: Adriana Yurcovich
Sales Company:
Adriana Yurcovich
Sales Contact Person:
150 Malabia
Buenos Aires 1414, Argentina
Krakow 30-102, Poland
T. +54 11 4831 0080
[email protected]
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USA
Category: Lifestyles
PENSIONERS INC.
Bertram Verhaag
The average age of the employees at the Vita Needle Company, a needle and tubing factory near Boston, is an amazing 74 years. The Boss Frederik Hartmann swears by his 35
working pensioners. In just five years they helped to increase the company’s sales by 100
percent! These employees “hired for life” like Mary, Marion, Paul, Tom, Ann and Rosa, all
between 75 and 96 years of age found a new home, feel happy in their community and
are needed. They are loyal, have a strong sense of responsibility and are highly motivated.
Rivalries or power struggles have no place in their lives. The free choice of working times
and working hours leaves them enough time for grandchildren, doctors appointments or
gymnastic. In their interviews, in a touching and endearing way, the elderly workers at the
needle factory reveal their newfound sense of self-confidence. Full of joy and vitality, they
describe how happy they are working together, and also talk about the dream they all
share: to be able to climb up the steps leading to the production hall for as long as possible! Hartmanns innovative approach seriously questions attitudes in our society, which
treats even people as young as 50 as being virtually incompetent.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2008
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Denkmal - Film GmbH
Bertram Verhaag
Denkmal - Film GmbH
Bertram Verhaag
9 Herzogstrasse
Munich 807796, Germany
T. + 49 89 526 601 F. + 49 89 523 4742
[email protected]
www.denkmal-film.com
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CANADA - GERMANY
Category: History & Politics
PERCY SCHMEISER,
DAVID VERSUS MONSANTO
Bertram Verhaag
Imagine that a storm blows across your garden – and that now, without your knowledge
and without your consent, foreign and genetically-modified seeds are in your vegetable
patch which you have nourished and maintained for many years. A few days later, representatives of a multi-national corporate group pay you a visit at home, demand that you
surrender your vegetables, and simultaneously file a criminal complaint against you, resulting in a fine of €20.000 for the illegal use of patented and genetically-modified seeds.
What’s more: The court finds for the corporate group! Yet you fight back... This short story
is not science fiction but the bitter truth. It is also the true experience of the family of Percy
and Louise Schmeiser in Canada, also winners of the Alternative Nobel Prize, who meanwhile have been fighting the chemicals and seed manufacturer Monsanto since 1996.
Nowadays, nearly three-fourths of genetically-modified plants harvested worldwide originate from the Monsanto labs. This film is reassuring. Reassuring to all who fear that as an
individual, no one would have any power to confront policymakers, large corporations or
the business world. David vs. Monsanto proves the opposite.
Running time: 65΄
Year of production: 2009
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Denkmal - Film GmbH
Bertram Verhaag
Denkmal - Film GmbH
Bertram Verhaag
9 Herzogstrasse
Munich 807796, Germany
T. + 49 89 526 601 F. + 49 89 523 4742
[email protected]
www.denkmal-film.com
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Category: History & Politics
PETITION
Zhao Liang
Since 1996 Zhao Liang has filmed petitioners who come from all over China to lodge complaints in Beijing about abuses and injustices committed by the local authorities. Gathered
near the complaints offices, around Beijing’s southern railway station and living in most
cases in makeshift shelters, the complainants wait for months or years to obtain justice.
Peasants thrown off their land, workers from factories which have gone into liquidation,
small homeowners who have seen their houses demolished but received no compensation. All types of cases are represented. Faced with the most brutal intimidation from the
local authorities, the complainants who stubbornly continue despite everything find that
their hopes are often in vain. Zhao Liang accompanied several of them, particularly a
mother and her daughter, whose full story we follow over ten years. Petition was filmed
right up to the start of the Olympic Games and shows the persistent contradictions of China
in the midst of unprecedented economic expansion.
Running time: 124’
Year of production: 2009
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Ina
Sylvie Blum
Ina
Michèle Gautard
4 avenue de l’Europe
94360 Bry Sur Marne
France
T. +33 1 49 83 29 92
F. +33 1 49 83 31 82
[email protected]
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CANADA
Category: Environment & Wildlife
PETROPOLIS – AERIAL PERSPECTIVES
ON THE ALBERTA TAR SANDS
Peter Mettler
Shot primarily from a helicopter, filmmaker Peter Mettler’s Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives
on the Alberta Tar Sands offers an unparalleled view of the world’s largest industrial, capital and energy project.
Canada’s tar sands are an oil reserve the size of England. Extracting the crude oil called bitumen from underneath unspoiled wilderness requires a massive industrialized effort
with far-reaching impacts on the land, air, water, and climate.
It’s an extraordinary spectacle, whose scope can only be understood from far above. In a
hypnotic flight of image and sound, one machine’s perspective upon the choreography of
others, suggests a dehumanized world where petroleum’s power is supreme.
Running time: 43’
Year of production: 2009
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Greenpeace Canada
Sandy Hunter
Autlook Filmsales
Andrea Hock
4/17 Trappelgasse
Vienna 1040, Austria
T. +43 720 34 69 34
[email protected]
www.autlookfilms.com
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GERMANY
Category: History & Politics
THE PICTURE OF THE NAPALM GIRL
Marc Wiese
In 1972, a photograph flashed around the world: it showed a nine-year-old Vietnamese
girl, Kim Phuc, running for her life from a napalm bomb attack, her face contorted in pain.
AP photographer Nick Ut won the Pulitzer Prize for his shot – and the click of his shutter
saved Kim Phuc’s life. Thanks to the publicity, she was taken into a special clinic in Saigon
and became the trophy victim for the Western media. Later, she was adopted by the Communist propaganda machine after North Vietnam won the war. Finally, she settled with
her husband in the West and now lives with her family in Canada. The film presents the
history of a world-famous photograph, how it came about – filmed at the original location – and its previously unknown background story. First and foremost it documents how
a single picture can change the lives of all involved.
Running time: 45΄ & 52΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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WDR / Arte
united docs GmbH
Anne Hufnagel
48-50 Breite Strasse
Cologne 50667, Germany
T. +49 221 920 690
F. +49 221 920 6969
[email protected]
www.united-docs.com
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ARGENTINA - CANADA
Category: Environment & Wildlife
A PLACE CALLED LOS PEREYRA
Andres Livov-Macklin
In the impoverished and extremely isolated region of Northern Argentina known as “The
Impenetrable”, the children of a tiny elementary school eagerly await an annual visit from
their “Godmothers”: a charity mission from the city of Buenos Aires. When the “Godmothers”
arrive, life in the hamlet of Los Pereyra changes completely. Both delighted and bewildered,
the children learn many things from their cosmopolitan visitors, including a glimpse of privileged life and, perhaps, a realization of their own poverty. Subtle, sweet, often humorous,
but also poignant, A Place Called Los Pereyra examines adolescence, charity and the clash
of two worlds.
Running time: 82΄
Year of production: 2009
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Les Films du Chapeau!
Hugh Gibson
Les Films du Chapeau!
Hugh Gibson
1-931 Dovercourt Rd.
Toronto M6H 2X6, Canada
T. +1 416 580 2905
F. +1 416 932 9924
[email protected]
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Category: Environment & Wildlife
A PLACE WITHOUT PEOPLE
Andreas Apostolides
A film about how the local population of Tanzania has been evicted to make way for
the creation of the world’s most famous nature reserves. Set in the famous Serengeti
and the Ngorongoro crater, the film explores how the parks came to be and how western perceptions about nature radically altered both the East African landscape and
society. The film focuses on the people who “shouldn’t be there” not only because
their voices are rarely heard but also because they are still being antagonized and excluded, while the tourist industry is rapidly depleting the area’s natural resources.
Running time: 55΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Anemon Productions,
Hellenic Broadcasting Corp. ERT S.A.
Production Contact Person: Rea Apostolides, Yuri Averof, Yannis Kollias
Films Transit International Inc
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Jan Rofekamp
252 Gouin Blvd. East
Montreal H3L 1A8, Canada
T. +1 514 8443 358 F. +1 514 8447 298
[email protected]
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Hellenic Broadcasting Corp. ERT S.A.
Yannis Kollias
432, Messoghion Ave., Athens 15342, Greece
T. +30 210 6075 711 F. +30 210 6075 715
[email protected]
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GERMANY
Category: Science & Technology
PLUG AND PRAY – OF COMPUTERS
AND OTHER HUMAN BEINGS
Daniel Münter
Since antiquity, humankind has dreamed of creating intelligent machines. The invention
of the computer and the breathtaking pace of technological progress appear to be bringing the realisation of this dream within our grasp. Scientists and engineers across the world
are working on the development of intelligent robots. Yet the ultimate vision goes a lot further: the merger of man and machine, to throw off the biological shackles of evolution and
finally make eternal life a reality. What are the promises being made by scientists? What
are the consequences for humankind? Former MIT professor, Joseph Weizenbaum, has become one of the harshest critics of his colleagues’ visions of technological omnipotence.
Unimpressed by a zeitgeist characterised by a seemingly unstinting devotion to progress,
he keeps asking the same question over and over again: Do we need all this?
Running time: 90΄
Year of production: 2009
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Mascha Film
united docs GmbH
Anne Hufnagel
48-50 Breite Strasse
Cologne 50667, Germany
T. +49 221 920 690
F. +49 221 920 6969
[email protected]
www.united-docs.com
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GERMANY
Category: Science & Technology
PLUG ’N’ DRIVE
Daniel Münter
Turn the key and the only sound is a low hum. Press the accelerator and the sports car
shoots forward powerfully and almost silently. In less than four seconds, the needle
reaches the 100 km/h mark. This bullet is no normal car: the “Tesla Roadster” drives like a
Porsche and yet only requires electricity from a plug socket. To charge the battery for 350
kilometres costs just nine Euros. Models like the “Tesla” put the automobile industry under pressure: the price of oil is on a roller coaster, the carbon dioxide in exhaust fumes is
killing the planet and the politicians are starting – despite the efforts of the automobile
industry lobby – to set limits on consumption. Yet customers have thus far waited in vain
for the big companies to produce electric cars. This film reports on the doers and visionaries behind this work and on their most important global projects.
Running time: 45΄ & 52΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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Sales Contact Person:
Längengrad Filmproduktion GmbH
united docs GmbH
Anne Hufnagel
48-50 Breite Strasse
Cologne 50667, Germany
T. +49 221 920 690
F. +49 221 920 6969
[email protected]
www.united-docs.com
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GREECE-CYPRUS
Category: Art, Music & Culture
PLUNDER FROM A BLEEDING LAND
Takis Papayannidis
Thirty-five years after the Turkish invasion of 1974, a Greek writer, Vassilis Vassilikos,
visits Cyprus. There, he is confronted with the ravaged cultural heritage of the northern part of island that remains occupied. Monuments, archaeological sites, works of art
were destroyed, pillaged and expatriated with a view to wipe out the evidence of a
history that goes back to 3,000 BC. Antiquities smugglers trafficked this wealth to museums, institutions and individual collectors throughout the world. Greek Cypriots and
Turkish Cypriots, torn from their homes, belongings and places of worship, unite in a
joint effort to restore what was destroyed, to fill the emotional void and preserve the
memory of their common homeland, thereby contributing to resolve the Cyprus problem which has remained, for many decades, at the heart of international diplomacy.
Running time: 83΄ Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Takis Papayiannidis,
Cultural Ministry of Cyprus Republic,
Hellenic Broadcasting Corp. ERT S.A.,
Greek Film Center
Production Contact Person: Takis Papayiannidis, Irene Gavala-Chardalia
Sales Company:
Hellenic Broadcasting Corp. ERT S.A.
Sales Contact Person:
Yannis Kollias
432, Messoghion Ave., Athens 15342, Greece
T. +30 210 6075 711 F. +30 210 6075 715
[email protected]
Sales Company:
Greek Film Center
Sales Contact Person:
Evi Lazari
7, Dionysiou Areopagitou Str., Athens 11742, Greece
T. +30 210 3678 500 F. +30 210 3648 245
[email protected]
Sales Company:
Takis Papayiannidis
Sales Contact Person:
Takis Papayiannidis
T. +30 210 9842 272 [email protected]
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USA
Category: Current Affairs
PORTRAIT OF ABUSE
Sara Ivey
Imagine living in fear, not feeling safe in your own home, and imagine that the person you
love is your greatest enemy. Yet, you blame yourself and tell no one – not even your family. Domestic violence is a global epidemic and is the leading cause of traumatic injury
to women. More women are affected by domestic abuse than breast cancer. Between one
quarter and one half of all women in the world suffer violence at the hands of their intimate partners. About 40-70 per cent of all female murder victims are killed by an intimate
partner.
Portrait of Abuse is a compelling and revealing story that delves deep into the psyche of
both victim and abuser. Through interviews with actual victims and abusers, and dramatic re-enactments, the film offers practical advice from survivors, doctors, nurses, shelter
advocates, social workers and prosecutors.
Running time: 45΄
Year of production: 2009
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AMS Pictures
OTPL Worldwide
Upma Bhatnagar
35 Swaledale Avenue
Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 2BY, UK
T. +44 1 260 270 790
[email protected]
www.otpl.co.uk
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CHILE
Category: Current Affairs
THE POWER OF SPEECH
Francisco Hervé
Hardy makes a living selling knickknacks on the buses of Santiago. But in 2005 a government announcement starts to trouble him: Chile will soon have a modern and elegant public transportation system, in which Hardy’s type of work will no longer be tolerated. So he
gathers two thousand of his colleagues and together they struggle to survive modernity.
They manage to have their case heard by congressmen and authorities, but their petitions
do not achieve any real changes. In 2007 Transatiago arrives. And while Chile fails to change
its precarious image, Hardy learns that modernity is not so much about changing reality
as about changing its promotional image.
Running time: 75’
Year of production: 2009
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Panchito Films
Flor Rubina
Panchito Films
Flor Rubina
GERONA 3450 - ÑUÑOA
Santiago
Chile
T. +56 241 597 17
[email protected]
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IRELAND
Category: Adventure & Travel
A PRAYER FOR THE WINDHORSE
John Murray
The Wind Horse is a mythical Tibetan creature which combines the power of the wind and
the strength of the horse to carry prayers from Earth to the Gods. Every year, it is called upon
by villagers living high on the Tibet-Nepal border to give them the courage and stamina
to undertake a journey through some of the wildest mountain terrain in the Himalayas –
an odyssey that defines almost every aspect of their earthly existence. Shot over three
months in High Definition, filmmaker John Murray follows a family man, Kharma Tshering, as he guides his wife and children on one of the most hazardous human endeavors
on the planet. They must escape their mountain home before the winter snows cut them
off without enough food to see them until spring. On foot and by yak, their journey is always a race against time and weather. And for Kharma, this year’s journey brings unexpected personal tragedy.
Running time: 75΄
Year of production: 2010
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Crossing the Line Films
John Murray
Crossing the Line Films
John Murray
Barr an Uisce, Killincarrig Road, Greystones
Co. Wicklow, Ireland
T. +353 1 287 5394
[email protected]
www.ctlfilms.com
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GERMANY
Category: History & Politics
PRESTES MAIA –
FREEDOM IN CONCRETE
Jonas Ginter & Levin Peter
Sao Paulo, 2007: Brazil is on its way to becoming an economic superpower. Right in the
center of the metropolis of Sao Paulo with its 20 million inhabitants, at 911 Prestes Maia
Avenue, stands a bastion of the underclass. It is a large and proud bastion, hosting 468
squatter families on 22 floors; 1,379 inhabitants with 1,379 stories to tell. All of them have
only one goal: to stay on. But the government has different plans. This is a film about Sao
Paulo’s poorest people, struggling to find their place and stand their ground in a new, rapidly changing society.
Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2008
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Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion
Christian Beetz
Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion
Christian Beetz
Heinrich-Roller-Straße 15
Berlin
Germany
T. +49 306 956 6910
F. +49 306 956 6915
[email protected]
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ISRAEL
Category: History & Politics
THE PRISONER
Asaf Sudry
Finally released after years in prison, a sixty-year-old man must come to grips with the fact
that his family has abandoned him. Forced to face his freedom alone, he discovers one day
that he has a daughter. She is his one chance to make up for his past and achieve his final
redemption. Told in true cinéma vérité style, the film highlights the difficulty faced by longtime prisoners adjusting to a world of freedom.
Running time: 95΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Asaf Sudry
Sales Company:
Cinephil
Sales Contact Person:
Philippa Kowarsky
18 Levontin Street
Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
T. +972 3 566 4129
F. +972 3 560 1436
[email protected]
www.cinephil.co.il
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THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Lifestyles
PRISONERS OF THE GROUND
Stella van Voorst van Beest
How to survive the dark Finnish winter? In Prisoners of the Ground, Stella van Voorst van
Beest takes us on a journey through Finland to the rhythm of the Finnish tango. In karaoke
bars and dance halls, we meet people from all walks of life and get to know their life stories full of nostalgia and melancholy. Through this long, cold and dark season they dream
of the ‘happy land’ as is featured in the popular tango song Saturnaa. And while they find
solace in the tango, the snow outside slowly starts to melt. But when the sun finally breaks
through, will these prisoners of the ground be able to reach the happy place they dream
about?
Running time: 88΄
Year of production: 2009
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Volya Films
Denis Vaslin
NPO/RNW Sales
Kaisa Kriek
45 Sumatralaan
Hilversum 1217 GP, The Netherlands
T. +31 35 677 3561
F. +31 35 677 5318
[email protected]
www.nposales.com
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GREECE
Category: Art, Music & Culture
PROUD TO BE A SPARTAN
Nick Bakis
In celebration of the 2,500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon, Nick Bakis and students
at the Sparta College of Information Technology joined forces to produce this musical documentary on the History of Sparta in a Super Audio-Visual Experience entitled: Proud to
Be a Spartan.
This non-professional production takes a fresh look at the Spartathlon Race, reviving
memories of the Battle of Marathon as it stops at archaeological sites and places of great
natural beauty along the way, showing them in the light of the sacrifice of the 300 at Thermopylae.
In seven minutes, this short but discerning marriage of images and music enhanced with
features from the movie 300, excites its audience and captures the imagination inspiring
awe and moving the mind. A veritable feast of sound and color set against the background
of endless time, it takes you off to Thermopylae with Leonidas and his 300 men, while its
melodies carry you back to Sparta in the company of the heroic Spartathlon runners.
Running time: 8΄
Year of production: 2008
Production Contact Person: Nick Bakis
Sales Contact Person:
Nick Bakis
6 Agiou Ioannou, Kamares
Sparta 231 00, Greece
T. +30 6944 579 269
[email protected]
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GREECE - FRANCE
Category: Environment & Wildlife
PUBLIC ENEMY NO. 1: CARBON
Nicolas Koutsikas & Stéphan Poulle
Global warming has now become a frightening reality. The scientific community as a whole
is rallying to try and avoid its most dramatic consequences. CO2 is Public Enemy No. 1.
Should global warming continue at the prevailing rate, carbon dioxide could make our
planet more and more inhospitable... Will mankind be able to limit its emissions of greenhouse effect gases, and at what cost? Can the international community avoid the worst?
And what if global warming represented an opportunity for the future of our planet?
To answer these questions, scientists from such institutions as Meteo France, Ademe, the
French Environmental Agency, CNRS and NASA have taken part in the preparation of this
documentary film which, for the first time, brings together the specialists working for the
future of our planet : Dr Pachauri, Peace Nobel Prize Winner, Todd Stern, the American negotiator on climate, Potochnik and Dimas, the European commissioners, Greenpeace, etc.
Carbon helps us understand the present obstacles and the potential solutions and opens
the debate on the future of our planet.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Georama& BlueWing & 2d3D Animations & ERT S.A.
Irene Gavala – Chardalia
Hellenic Broadcasting Corp. ERT S.A.
Yannis Kollias
432 Messoghion Avenue
Athens 153 42, Greece
T. +30 210 607 5711 F. +30 210 607 5715
[email protected]
www.ert.gr
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GREECE
Category: Environment & Wildlife
PUNAR
Giannis Karypidis
Fleshe’s command…
Roma’s life
Running time: 20΄
Year of production: 2009
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United Lonely Artists
Giorgos Misemikes
United Lonely Artists
Giorgos Misemikes
7 Hatzikostanti Zoidi Street
Komotini 691 00, Greece
T. +30 6948 293 978
[email protected]
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FRANCE
Category: Environment & Wildlife
QUAPAQ NAN, VOICES OF THE ANDES
Stephane Pachot
A trail at the heart of the Andes, at more than 3,000 meters high: Quapac Nan, the Main
Road, runs through the ancient Inca Empire. A network of 13,000 km of trails through
Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. More than the remains of the mythical Inca civilization, the Quapac Nan is a symbol of a common identity that nourishes the dreams of inhabitants of Andean countries today: that of the revival of this unique cultural inheritance following several centuries of domination. Far from the cliches of mass tourism, their voices tell us about
their lives, hopes and dreams, witnessing a different image of the Andes.
Running time: 52΄ & 78΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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Elki Communication
Wide Management
Anais Clanet
40 rue Sainte Anne
Paris 75002, France
T. +33 1 5395 0464
F. +33 1 5395 0465
[email protected]
www.widemanagement.com
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GERMANY - POLAND
Category: History & Politics
RABBIT à LA BERLIN
Bartek Konpka & Piotr Rosolowski
The untold story of wild rabbits which lived between the Berlin Walls. For 28 years, Death
Zone was their safest home. Full of grass, no predators, guards protecting them from human disturbance. They were enclosed but happy. When their population grew to thousands,
the guards started to remove them. But the rabbits survived and stayed there. Unfortunately one day the wall was torn down. The rabbits had to abandon their comfortable habitat. They moved to West Berlin and have been living there in a few colonies since then. They
are still learning how to live in the free world, the same as we – the citizens of Eastern Europe.
Running time: 39΄ & 50΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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MS Films & ma.ja.de. filmproduktion & RBB/ARTE
Anna Wydra
Deckert Distribution GmbH
Heino Deckert
1 Marienplatz
Leipzig 04103, Germany
T. +49 341 215 6638
F. +49 341 215 6639
[email protected]
www.deckert-distribution.com
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FRANCE
Category: Current Affairs
THE RACE FOR URANIUM
Patrick Forestier
Uranium, used to provide nuclear energy, has become one of the most coveted materials
in the world. It’s a resource that will become even more valuable in the future, with plans
to build another 250 nuclear powerplants by 2050. In this exclusive documentary, made
by acclaimed director Patrick Forestier for Canal+, we report on the struggle to secure
Africa’s uranium. For the first time, cameras were allowed inside Congo’s Shinkolobwe mine,
which provided the uranium for the atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Also filming in Niger, we expose the secret deals and trace the illegal traffic in Africa’s uranium.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Tac Presse
Java Films
Kathryn Bonnici
4-6 Villa Thoréton
Paris 75015, France
T. +34 634 869 646
F. +33 1 4060 2649
[email protected]
www.javafilms.gr
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ITALY
Category: Environment & Wildlife
RADIO EGNATIA
Davide Barletti
A Neapolitan artist with nomadic leanings is the guide along a journey which, from Durazzo to Istanbul, follows the Egnatian Way, the ancient road which is a continuation of the Appian Way in the
Balkans. The itinerary, which is marked at every stage by a chianca, a typical stone from Lecce, tells
the stories of peoples and traditions, from Salento to Turkey, across the borders and the many cultural identities. The journey finds its voice in Radio Egnatia, an imaginary radio station whose program schedule is created by the mingling of sounds and real information from those places.
“Radio Egnatia documents the living history of a secret identity of Mediterranean territories and people and of a group of men and women who have gone in search of it. The Egnatia Way, besides being a geographical name, is a place of the soul; the connective tissue of three thousand years of history spanning East and West. A ‘relational’ film, in a web of perceptions that is traversed by a
sensitivity and culture which today could help free us from the constant fear of one another.”
Running time: 74΄
Year of production: 2008
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Fluid Video Crew
Barletti Davide
Fluid Video Crew
Barletti Davide
28, Prov.le Arnesano-Novoli
Arnesano (Lecce), 73010
Italy
T. +39 347 366 7224
F. +39 06 474 6081
[email protected]
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ISRAEL
Category: History & Politics
RAFTING TO BOMBAY
Erez Laufer
When Erez Laufer accompanied his father to Mumbai to visit his childhood home, he never
imagined that he would be caught up in one of the city’s most horrific terrorist attacks. Sixty
years ago, his father and grandmother found refuge in India as they fled from the Nazis.
Arriving on a raft, they found a magical land of elephants and spices which amicably hosted
them until the end of the war. This is the story of past and present colliding in one family’s remarkable history.
Running time: 53΄ & 70΄
Year of production: 2009
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Erez Laufer Films
Erez Laufer
Cinephil
Philippa Kowarsky
18 Levontin Street
Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
T. +972 3 566 4129
F. +972 3 560 1436
[email protected]
www.cinephil.co.il
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Category: History & Politics
THE RAINBOW WARRIORS
OF WAIHEKE ISLAND
Suzanne Raes
A group of Greenpeace pioneers looks back on their activists’ life. Once the crew of the famous ship Rainbow Warrior bombed by French agents in 1985, now they are living together on Waiheke Island in New Zealand. Age causes them to take stock of their lives: have
their ideals proven to be tenable, and what has their activist past achieved for the world
and for themselves?
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2010
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IDTV
Ilja Roomans
Films Transit International Inc
Jan Röfekamp
252 Gouin Boulevard East
Montreal H3L1A8, Canada
T. +1 514 844 3358
F. +1 514 844 7298
[email protected]
www.filmstransit.com
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GERMANY
Category: Art, Music & Culture
THE REAL WORLD OF PETER GABRIEL
Dieter Zeppenfeld & Georg Maas
In the beginning of the 80s, rock star Peter Gabriel composed his first political song Biko
and started working with musicians from different parts of the world. The film tells the story
of the journey Peter Gabriel took to his political and social engagement. It started with the
foundation of Real World Records and led him to his innovative political initiatives for Human Rights, like Witness and The Elders. Peter Gabriel’s work combines philosophy, technology and art, while he tries to dissolve the line between “us and them” and to develop
a positive vision of globalization. The film brings us in touch with the optimistic visions of
one of the great artists of our time.
Running time: 53’
Year of production: 2009
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SCHNITTSTELLE GmbH Cologne
Astrid Vandekerkhove
Doc & Film International
Daniela Elstner
13, rue Portefoin, 75003
Paris
France
T. +33 1 427 789 65
F. +33 1 427 736 56
[email protected]
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DENMARK
Category: History & Politics
THE RED CHAPEL
Mads Brügger
On the pretext of being a small theater troupe on a cultural exchange visit, “The Red Chapel”
was given permission to travel to North Korea to perform at special events for selected audiences. But in reality the small troupe had no such intentions. Two group members, Jacob and Simon, were both adopted as infants from North Korea and raised in Europe. This
is the story of their search for their biological roots and their attempt to perform in a world
where humor and humanity are almost absent. North Korea’s 23 million citizens are ruled
by the iron hand of their “dear leader”, General Kim Jong Ιl. The country has a history of
starving its people, violating human rights and abusing and killing its handicapped citizens. The title “The Red Chapel” is a reference to a communist spy cell that operated in Nazi
Germany under the name “Rote Kapelle”.
Running time: 58’ & 87’
Year of production: 2009
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Zentropa, DR International Sales
Peter Engel
DR International Sales
Helene Aurø
Emil Holms Kanal 20, 0999
Copenhagen C
Denmark
T. +45 352 030 40
F. +45 352 039 57
[email protected]
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GERMANY
Category: Current Affairs
REDEMPTION
Sabrina Wulff
Redemption accompanies three young US deserters to Canada on the journey through their
memories, leading them back to their time in the war; to the uncertainty of their own existence, through the maze of truth and deception, guilt and innocence, obedience and disobedience.
It shows their attempt to leave one life behind and begin another…
Running time: 92΄
Year of production: 2009
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fieber film
Mario Stefan
fieber film
Mario Stefan
19 Baldestrasse
Munich 80469, Germany
T. +49 17 3982 0355
F. +49 89 9734 5633
[email protected]
www.fieberfilm.de
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CANADA
Category: Current Affairs
REEL INJUN: ON THE TRAIL
OF THE HOLLYWOOD INDIAN
Neil Diamond
Cree director Neil Diamond brings a wry and slightly mischievous wit to this insightful and
entertaining documentary that traces the evolution of the powerful images of “the Indian”
in Hollywood movies. These images have influenced the understanding (and misunderstanding) of North American Natives in almost every corner of the world and locked the
North American natives into powerful stereotypes, from which they only recently started
to break loose. With clips from classic and modern films, candid interviews with famous
Native and non-Native directors, writers, actors, and activists, such as Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Wes Studi, Adam Beach, Graham Greene, John Trudell and Russell Means,
as well as documentary sequences, where filmmaker Diamond guides us through the contemporary Native stereotyped and non-stereotyped landscape. Reel Injun is a smart and
entertaining exploration of pop culture, America’s myths and Hollywood’s fantasies about
the “Indians of the Wild West”.
Running time: 85’ & 58’
Year of production: 2009
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Rezolution Pictures
Christina Fon
Films Transit International Inc
Jan Röfekamp
252 Gouin Boulevard East
Montreal H3L1A8, Canada
T. +1 514 844 3358
F. +1 514 844 7298
[email protected]
www.filmstransit.com
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USA
Category: History & Politics
RETURN TO TARAWA
Steven C Barber
65 years on, WWII hero Leon Cooper returns to Tarawa, an islet less than three miles in
length and half a mile in width, in the Pacific. It’s the site of the bloodiest war ever fought
in the marine history. Thousands of soldiers died in a fierce gun battle on the Red Beach
in 1943.
The remains of more than 300 soldiers lie buried in unmarked graves, waiting to return
home. And so does the unspecified amount of live ammunition.
Exasperated by the “callous indifference” of US administration, the 89-year-old hero of six
WWII battles decides to document it cinematically. Academy-award nominee and Golden
Globe winning actor Ed Harris lends his voice to Return to Tarawa, the emotional journey
and crusade of Leon Cooper.
Running time: 47΄
Year of production: 2009
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Vanilla Fire Production
OTPL Worldwide
Upma Bhatnagar
35 Swaledale Avenue
Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 2BY, UK
T. +44 1 260 270 790
[email protected]
www.otpl.co.uk
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SOUTH AFRICA
Category: History & Politics
REWIND
Liza Key
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was an extraordinary moment in our collective histories, a struggle to forgive, in which 21,000 victims told their stories and 7,000
perpetrators confessed their crimes. To mark its tenth anniversary, South African composer
Philip Miller used “shards” from the recorded testimonies – fragments of exhalations, intonations, moans, murmurs, gasps – to compose REWIND: A Cantata for Voice, Tape and
Testimony.
Running time: 48΄
Year of production: 2009
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Scrawl
Liza Key
Encounters Festival and Distribution
Nazeer Achmed
27 Caledon Street, 1st floor
Cape Town 8001, South Africa
T. +27 21 465 4686
F. +27 21 461 6964
[email protected]
www.encounters.co.za
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CANADA
Category: History & Politics
RITUAL: THE SAMURAI
OF THE SOMA NOMA OI
Christopher O’Brien
A stunning documentary journey into the last refuge of Japan’s once legendary warriors,
the Samurai, whose spirit and traditions continue to be practised by the descendants of
one of Japan’s oldest feudal dynasties, the proud men and women of Soma. They are the
inheritors of one of the most spectacular traditional festivals in the world today; a unique
and grueling training exercise designed to test the equestrian skill and endurance of the
mounted samurai and his steed.
The Soma Noma Oi is more than just a tradition. It is living history and the last bastion of
authentic samurai culture.
Running time: 48΄
Year of production: 2009
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Nanban Productions
Trevor Absolon
Espresso TV
David Hooper
25 York Villas
Brighton BN1 3TS, UK
T. +44 1273 730 929
F. +44 1273 299 403
[email protected]
www.espressotv.co.uk
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SPAIN
Category: Current Affairs
ROAD TO NAHR AL BARED
Sebastián Talavera
Road to Nahr Al Bared is a look at a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon through the testimonies of five refugees aged between 9 and 62. Yaser tells us that a fight broke out in the
camp, home to 35,000 civilians. Nine-year-old Raed tries to forget everything that happened by taking care of his newly purchased calf. Israa wants to be a teacher. Mustafa is
learning to weld; he wants to find a job as soon as possible to help his family. Ali is 62 years
old and sends a message of peace to the world, despite having no fixed place to sleep each
night. Around them, there is a desolate environment and a school as the epicentre and narrative thread.
Running time: 52’& 68’
Year of production: 2009
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Un Perro Andaluz Producciones
Sara Talavera
Un Perro Andaluz Producciones
Sara Talavera
11 Lora del Rio, 41420
Sevilla
Spain
T. +34 615 084 606
F. +34 954 83 72 24
[email protected]
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IRELAND
Category: History & Politics
ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE:
JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY
Dathaí Keane
The final chapter of this series looks at one of the most powerful families in American politics, the Kennedys. The Kennedy story is a summation of the Irish-American experience.
Kennedy’s ancestors came to America during the Famine, worked as laborers and got into
politics through the saloon business. John F. Kennedy’s election in 1960 as the first, and
only, Catholic President of the United States was a watershed moment in American history and the culmination of an epic journey that began three generations earlier in Co. Wexford, Ireland. Kennedy overcame religious, ethnic, and cultural barriers on the road to the
White House paving the way for future candidates from minority backgrounds.
Running time: 27΄
Year of production: 2009
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Abú Media
10 Francs
Guy Knafo
28 Rue de L’Equerre
Paris 75019, France
T. +33 1 4874 4377
F. +33 1 4874 8265
[email protected]
www.10francs.fr
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GERMANY
Category: Art, Music & Culture
ROCK HUDSON,
DARK AND HANDSOME STRANGER
André Schäfer & Andrew Davies
Rock Hudson was a virile screen idol who was the epitome of clean-cut masculinity. He
was one of the first Hollywood celebrities to die of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, providing the killer virus with a famous face amidst the American AIDS paranoia
of 1985. 2010 is not only the 25th anniversary of his death, but would also have been his
85 birthday.
The film investigates the many film roles Rock Hudson played, against the more intimate
and private world of Roy Fitzgerald; between the heterosexual world of an obviously very
male looking star and the dark side of forbidden sexuality as a closeted gay.
Many film trailers, photographs, contemporary and new footage filmed at various sites connected to his biography are shown. Including many interviews with doctors in France and
America, AIDS experts, close friends like Armistead Maupin, bestselling author, LGBT activists, film historians, journalists and former co-stars.
Running time: 59΄ & 90΄
Year of production: 2010
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Florian Film GmbH
SND Films
Sydney Neter
P.O. Box 15703
Amsterdam 1001 NE, The Netherlands
T. +31 20 4040 707
F. +31 20 4040 708
[email protected]
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BELGIUM
Category: Art, Music & Culture
ROCK ’N’ ROLL MISSIONARY
François Grinnaert
Patrick is a music scene resistance fighter: he keeps Rockabilly alive, and even brings it front
stage at the Eurovision Song Contest. Rock attitude, whisky-beer and banana hair, his style
disrupts the sanitized event, revealed with an unconventional look. While being an icon
for the international press, he loses his voice before the competition: only his performing
skills and will can save this Rock ’n’ roll missionary.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Frakas.
Jean-Yves Roubin
Ventes - CBA/WIP - Sales
Thierry Detaille
19F Avenue des Arts
Bruxelles 1000, Belgium
T. +32 47 761 7170
F. +32 2 227 2239
[email protected]
www.ventes-cbawip-sales.be
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SWITZERLAND-CANADA
Category: Art, Music & Culture
ROCKSTEADY – THE ROOTS OF REGGAE
Stascha Bader
The documentary film Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae is a musical journey to Jamaica’s
Golden Age of music. The film features the music and stories of the legendary singers and
musicians of the Rocksteady era. They come together after 40 years to record an album of
Rocksteady hits, to perform together again at an All-Stars reunion concert in Kingston, Jamaica, and to tell their story.
Running time: 98’
Year of production: 2009
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Muse
MK2
Juliette Schrameck
55, rue Traversière 75012
Paris
France
T. +33 144 673 030
F. +33 143 072 963
[email protected]
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ISRAEL
Category: History & Politics
ROSENZWEIG BORN TO DANCE
Keren Hakak
Avigdor is a tap dancer. In 1939 his dancing saved is life.
Today, he is 88 and lives in a retirement home. When Avigdor dances on the parquet floor
of his room, he laughs until he’s out of breath, and with the last ounce of his strength he
pushes his tired feet to do a few more steps.
For Avigdor, dancing isn’t a hobby and it isn’t therapy. It’s the way to survive.
Running time: 17΄
Year of production: 2008
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Ma’aleh School of Film
Tamar Perlstein
Ma’aleh School of Film
Tamar Perlstein
20 Shivtey Yisrael
Jerusalem 95105, Israel
T. +972 2 627 7366
F. +972 2 627 7331
[email protected]
www.maale.co.il
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FRANCE
Category: Adventure & Travel
RUSSIA ALIVE
Michel Noll
Russia holds a good hundred protected reserves and nature parks that, until now, were kept
from the public. They are distributed across an enormous expanse of land that has remained
largely inaccessible, until today. Now a combined Franco-Russian team explores these natural treasures. Their expedition allows us to discover exciting wildlife that is both surprising and unexpected, flourishing in the many unexplored reaches of Russia.
This first series consists of two independent episodes which each deal with particular Russian regions. The films offer a rich diverse and original investigation of the natural secrets
of these lands and their flora and fauna. The captivating footage of plants, animals, and
landscapes that dominate these regions are all the more magical as they are offered to us
here for the first time.
Episode 1: Tundra, Steppe and Coast
Episode 2: Blue Gold, Russia’s Natural Treasure
Running time: 2 x 52΄
Year of production: 2008
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Solferino Images & Time Productions
Michel Noll
ICTV
Michel Noll
17 Rue du Colisee
Paris 75008, France
T. +33 1 6403 7098
F. +33 1 6403 7101
[email protected]
www.ictv-solferino.com
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RUSSIA
Category: Lifestyles
RUSSIANS IN THE JEWISH SCHOOL.
CLASSES OF TOLERANCE
Iosif Trahtengerts
A film about one of the four existing Jewish schools in Saint-Petersburg which is highly
respected by Russian parents as well. In such a multicultural school, Jewish and Russian
kids learn ancient Jewish culture, songs, folk dancing and national ceremonies, and celebrate religious holidays. They also visit “the Promised Land” – Israel.
The film is complemented by many authors’ observations and reflections, with the humor,
sometimes, growing into irony.
Running time: 26΄
Year of production: 2008
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Saint Petersburg Documentary Film Studio
Julia Sosnovskaya
Saint Petersburg Documentary Film Studio
Julia Sosnovskaya
12 Kryukov Kan
Saint-Petersburg 190068, Russia
T. +7 812 714 4592
F. +7 812 714 0806
[email protected]
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SWITZERLAND
Category: Lifestyles
SAFE DELIVERY – TRADITIONAL
BIRTH ATTENDANTS IN LIBERIA
Bronwen Cowley
As Liberia recovers from civil war, health workers and midwives are in short supply. When
village women give birth, they are usually helped by a traditional birth attendant from their
own community. This film tells the story of a training program, developed by the Liberian Ministry of Health and the ICRC, to improve the skills of traditional birth attendants.
When the participants complete the course, they know how to help with normal deliveries and when to send women with problems to the nearest health center.
Running time: 18΄
Year of production: 2009
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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Vanja Baumberger
ICRC
Amélia Monteiro Morgado
19 Avenue de la Paix
Geneva 1202, Switzerland
T. +41 22 730 2186
[email protected]
www.icrc.org
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SWEDEN
Category: History & Politics
SAVED BY THE ENEMY
Thomas Lundström
Tobias Rawet returns for the first time to Ravensbrück, the concentration camp in which
he was held during the Second World War.
There are today some 800 Jews in Sweden who survived the Holocaust, but only a dozen
or so who have the strength and courage to talk about it. Rawet is one of them.
He meets Rikard Fagot, a fellow inmate with whom he shared a camp bed at the age of
9, sleeping head to toe, back in 1945.
Rawet learns from the now 63-year-old Fagot the truth about why they, of all people, survived: that it was a high-ranking German civil servant in the Lódz ghetto who rescued
them. Franz Seiffert, as he was called, managed to save a further 600 Jews before the War
came to an end.
Tobias Rawet now visits schools to tell students about his memories.
Running time: 57΄
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SVT
Margareta Lidén
SVT Sales
Paulette Olofson
KH-BVO
Stockholm SE105 10, Sweden
T. +46 8 784 7489
[email protected]
www.svt.se
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ISRAEL
Category: Art, Music & Culture
SAYED KASHUA – FOREVER SCARED
Dorit Zimbalist
“I’m scared of cars, of dogs, of snakes; I’m scared of airplanes, helicopters, tanks and soldiers. I’m scared of terrorist attacks. I’m scared of Jews, I’m scared of Arabs, I’m scared that
some day, they’ll put us in refugee camps” (Sayed Kashua, Haaretz, 2002).
Sayed Kashua always feels he doesn’t belong. The Jews don’t like him because he’s an Arab.
The Arabs don’t like him because he’s successful. The Arabs think he’s a collaborator. The
Jews think he’s a drunk. He’s always viewed as an Other – and he’s always scared. Sayed
Kashua – Forever Scared accompanies Kashua, an Israeli-Arab author and scriptwriter, for
seven years through the upheavals and events that change his life. This is an intimate yet
political portrait of a writer who is also a loving husband and father of two. His family pays
a heavy price for the choices he makes and the perpetual wandering from place to place,
from nation to nation, belonging neither here nor there.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Heymann Brothers Films
Ruth Diskin Films, Ltd.
Ruth Diskin
5 Issachar Street
Jerusalem 93629, Israel
T. +972 2 672 4256
F. +972 2 672 4210
[email protected]
www.ruthfilms.com
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THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Current Affairs
SCHOOL FOR REALITY TV
Wim Schepens
The Dutch created the first formats for reality shows. Ever since, many ordinary people want
to have their 15 minutes of fame and apply for a reality show. In New York the School for
Reality TV runs courses to prep the perfect candidate. How do you stand out? Do the candidates feel more authentic during the course than in real life? And once you’ve made it
through the audition, how do you resist the pressure and reap the rewards from this oncein-a-lifetime experience?
Running time: 50΄
Year of production: 2009
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VPRO Television
Swaze Hartog
NPO/RNW Sales
Kaisa Kriek
45 Sumatralaan
Hilversum 1217 GP, The Netherlands
T. +31 35 677 3561
F. +31 35 677 5318
[email protected]
www.nposales.com
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USA - MExICO - BRAZIL - GERMANY
Category: Current Affairs
SCIENTISTS UNDER ATTACK
GENENGINEERING IN THE MAGNETIC
FIELD OF MONEY
Tomasz Wolski
In the early 90s the agro-chemicals multinational Monsanto introduced genetically modified plants into the market, which is the equivalent of an agricultural revolution for some
that will solve all the world’s food problems. Others view these plants as an irrevocable destruction of the biodiversity of this planet that needs to be fiercely combated.
Árpád Pusztai and Ignacio Chapela have two things in common. They are distinguished scientists and their careers are in ruins. Both scientists chose to look at the phenomenon of
genetic engineering. Both made important discoveries. Both of them are suffering the fate
of those who criticise the powerful vested interests that now dominate big business and
scientific research. Statements made by scientists themselves prove that 95% of the research in the area of genetic engineering is paid by the industry. Only 5% of the research
is independent. The big danger for freedom of science and our democracy is evident. Can
we the public still trust our scientists?
Running time: 88΄
Year of production: 2009
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Denkmal - Film GmbH
Bertram Verhaag
Denkmal - Film GmbH
Bertram Verhaag
9 Herzogstrasse
Munich 807796, Germany
T. + 49 89 526 601
F. + 49 89 523 4742
[email protected]
www.denkmal-film.com
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USA
Category: Current Affairs
A SEA CHANGE
Barbara Ettinger
Imagine a world without fish: It seems inconceivable.
But top scientists warn that such a catastrophe may in fact play out in coming generations unless widespread awareness is raised to stop ocean acidification.
A Sea Change draws attention to this urgent but little-known crisis. It follows retired educator and concerned grandfather Sven Huseby back to stunning ancestral sites (Norway,
Alaska, the Pacific Northwest) where he finds cutting-edge ocean research underway. His
journey of self-discovery brings adventure, surprise and revelation to the hard science of
acidification.
Running time: 55΄
Year of production: 2009
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Niiji Films Inc.
Barbara Ettinger
Films Transit International Inc
Jan Röfekamp
252 Gouin Boulevard East
Montreal H3L 1A8, Canada
T. +1 514 844 3358
F. +1 514 844 7298
[email protected]
www.filmstransit.com
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SOUTH AFRICA
Category: Sports
SEA POINT DAYS
Francois Verster
Lying on the coast of Cape Town – South Africa’s most segregated city – there is one public space where everyone does seem to come together: the Sea Point Promenade and Municipal Pools. Set between city and ocean, this beautiful strip of “everymansland” offers a
quirky and often entertaining mix of class, race, gender and religion: a place where South
Africans of all backgrounds can experience happiness together... But is all as it appears?
Sea Point Days presents an unusual and impressionistic record of life at Cape Town’s Sea
Point Promenade and municipal pools, using largely cinematic vignettes to explore issues
of belonging, integration, nostalgia, happiness and identity in an ex-white South African
neighbourhood.
Courtesy of the Director and Luna Films.
Running time: 96΄
Year of production: 2009
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Luna Films
Neil Brandt
Encounters Festival and Distribution
Nazeer Achmed
27 Caledon Street, 1st floor
Cape Town 8001, South Africa
T. +27 21 465 4686
F. +27 21 461 6964
[email protected]
www.encounters.co.za
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GREECE
Category: Current Affairs
SEE
Apostolos Gaitanis
See presents the growing phenomenon of surveillance through the performance art of Raul
Gschrey, a young German artist who is aware of the increasing number of CCTV cameras
in his hometown Frankfurt.
For Raul, the CCTV camera offers a stage on which people can change roles: from passive
observed persons to self-empowered individuals who take active part in an interaction with
them. He successfully manages to raise people’s awareness of surveillance and encourages
the public to behave actively and consciously use his techniques.
See echoes the Orwellian alarm of a despotic regime that continuously monitors its citizens and tries to exercise thought control.
This is the nightmare view of the delightfully dastardly tomorrow that has already started.
Running time: 9΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Apostolos Gaitanis
Sales Contact Person:
Apostolos Gaitanis
14 Theodorou Ziaka Street
Grevena 511 00, Greece
T. +30 6973 739 909
[email protected]
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Category: History & Politics
SEE YOU AT THE EIFFEL TOWER
Valentin Valchev
Post World War II Europe: filmmakers Joris Ivens and Marion Michelle travel through Eastern Europe making a film about people, new life and hope.
The present: Valentin Valchev sets out through post-Communist Eastern Europe, having
promised 93-year-old Marion Michelle to revisit the places she had filmed 60 years earlier.
A modern filmmaker’s examination of what it means to make films in Europe, then and
now, and how film can be used to engage with people.
Running time: 96΄
Year of production: 2008
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Agitprop
Martichka Bozhilova
Mercury Media International
Patricia Hickey
6 Baseline Studios, Whitchurch Road
London W11 4AT, UK
T. +44 207 221 7221
F. +44 207 221 7228
[email protected]
www.mercurymedia.org
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EGYPT - AUSTRIA - GERMANY
Category: Current Affairs
SEKEM – BORN OF THE SUN
Bertram Verhaag
In the year 2003 the Egyptian entrepreneur Ibrahim Abouleish experienced a big breakthrough. In quick succession, he received the highest awards offered by two global institutions that otherwise avoid each other like fire and water.
In autumn he was awarded the Alternative Nobel Prize by the Right Livelihood Foundation for “Economy of Love” – his unique model of an innovative economy that impressively
combines ecological, social and cultural developments with economic success.
Only a few months earlier, the Schwab Foundation, organizer of the annual World Economic
Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and an engine of economic globalisation, presented Ibrahim
Abouleish’s corporate group Sekem to the world as a model enterprise of sustainable economy.
How could a project evoke so much enthusiasm in such different institutions?
Running time: 30΄
Year of production: 2008
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Denkmal – Film GmbH
Bertram Verhaag
Denkmal - Film GmbH
Bertram Verhaag
9 Herzogstrasse
Munich 807796, Germany
T. + 49 89 526 601
F. + 49 89 523 4742
[email protected]
www.denkmal-film.com
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GERMANY
Category: History & Politics
SERGEJ IN THE URN
Boris Hars-Tschachotin
Charismatic, erratic, egocentric, almost forgotten...
Sergej Tschachotin was a scientist of international repute, a friend to Pavlov and Einstein,
revolutionary and pacifist. His private life was also eventful: five marriages, eight sons.
Sergej in the Urn tells the story of Sergej Tschachotin’s epic existence – from 1883 to 1973
– through the memories of four of his sons. Speaking openly for the first time, they tell
of Tschachotin’s role as a cancer researcher, his participation in anti-totalitarian propaganda
movements, and his crusade against the arms race. But each son also exposes his conflicted
relationship with a colossal fatherly shadow. Filmmaker Boris Hars-Tschachotin, Sergej’s
great-grandson, weaves together an intimate, tortured family saga that mirrors the myriad contradictions and possibilities of the 20th century. Seeking resolution, he attempts to
reunite his scattered family in a small Corsican village to bury the ashes contained in Sergej’s
urn. This story, however, like the painful period from the Russian Revolution to the beginning of the 21st century it describes, could ultimately split apart.
Running time: 104΄
Year of production: 2009
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Liquid Blues Production & ma.ja.de. filmproduktion
Boris Hars-Tschachotin
Deckert Distribution GmbH
Heino Deckert
1 Marienplatz
Leipzig 04103, Germany
T. +49 341 215 6638 F. +49 341 215 6639
[email protected]
www.deckert-distribution.com
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USA
Category: History & Politics
SEVERE CLEAR
Kristian Fraga
Severe Clear is based on the memoir by First Lieutenant Mike Scotti as well as video
footage shot by him and other members of 1st Battalion, 4th Marines on the outset of the
2003 invasion of Iraq. Through their cameras we see the raw images of war, capturing the
harrowing three hundred mile charge to Baghdad through hostile enemy territory. The
footage used to create Severe Clear was never shot for the purpose of making a movie. In
this digital age of embedded reporters, the film truly strips the barriers between audience
and soldier, personalizing the fear, moral conundrum and adrenaline rush of life on the battlefield. Severe Clear offers an unflinching look at the uncertainty, disorder and chaos of war
from the remarkable perspective of one Marine.
Running time: 94΄
Year of production: 2009
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Sirk Productions
Marc Perez
Sirk Productions
Marc Perez
12 West 31st Street, 5th Floor
New York NY 10001, USA
T. +1 212 244 4934
F. +1 212 244 5429
[email protected]
www.sirkproductions.com
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UK
Category: Current Affairs
SHANGHAI BELOW THE HIGH RISE
Simon James
A cutting edge documentary about Shanghai’s “underclass”; a group of millions, made up
of both impoverished local residents and migrant workers. Although vastly different in
background, their position on the margins of society has led them both to pay the ultimate
price for the City’s ongoing development programme. Among the many conflicts explored,
we see a backstreet neighbourhood ravished by an incomplete construction project; migrant workers forced into the city’s “hidden” economy; and former state employees left jobless and with limited future projects.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Shatterproof Productions
Lucy Lu
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
www.catndocs.com
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Category: Art, Music & Culture
SHOOTING WOMEN
Alexis Krasilovsky
Shooting Women reveals the courageous lives of pioneer camerawomen from Hollywood
to Bollywood, from war zones to children’s laughter, in a way that has never been seen before. Based on a book by Alexis Krasilovsky, the film tells the stories of camerawomen surviving the odds in Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Iran, Mexico, Russia, Senegal, the US and other countries, as well as exploring their individual
visions. Interviews include top female Directors of Photography, such as Akiko Ashizawa,
JSC (Japan), Joan Hutton, CSC (Canada), Brianne Murphy, ASC (USA), and Vijayalakshmi
(India).
Shooting Women celebrates not only the survival of pioneer camerawomen in a maledominated field, but a new generation of camerawomen’s visions.
Running time: 54΄ & 90΄
Year of production: 2008
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From the Heart Productions
Alexis Krasilovsky
Cinephil
Philippa Kowarsky
18 Levontin Street
Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
T. +972 3 566 4129
F. +972 3 560 1436
[email protected]
www.cinephil.co.il
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ZIMBABWE
Category: Current Affairs
SHUNGU: THE RESILIENCE
OF A PEOPLE
Saki Mafundikwa
Shungu follows the lives of ordinary people in Zimbabwe as their country experiences economic collapse and political crisis. Mabasa is a tenacious 32-year-old metalsmith with a
young family whose life takes an unexpected turn when he discovers that he’s marked for
death because he supports the opposition. Mai Kushinga took over a farm from a white
farmer under President Mugabe’s land reform program, but she is struggling to eat. Dr. Simbai Haruperi is a medical doctor working amid healthcare collapse while trying to maintain her middle class lifestyle. Interwoven throughout is the struggle between President
Robert Mugabe and his nemesis, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai. The stories are tied
together by the journey of filmmaker Saki Mafundikwa. Shungu is a tribute to the resilience
and ingenuity of ordinary people. It gives voice to a few Zimbabweans who represent the
millions silenced by repression.
Running time: 54’
Year of production: 2009
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Gandanga Media LLC.
Karen Mafundikwa
Gandanga Media LLC.
Karen Mafundikwa
984 Sterling Place #3 Brooklyn, 11213
New York
USA
T. +1 347 414 5225
[email protected]
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POLAND
Category: Lifestyles
SIDETRACK
Anna Kazejak
A holiday season has begun on a sidetrack in the Hel peninsula. Vacationers make new
friends, have fun and talk about what makes them happy, sad, surprised or fascinated. New
bonds are forged, summer love is in the air. Vacations in a railway car, which used to be popular once, are now inevitably becoming a history. The film is a nostalgic attempt at evoking their unique atmosphere.
Running time: 46΄
Year of production: 2009
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Besta Film & TVP SA
Aleksandra Biernacka
TVP SA
Maria Nadolna
17, J.P. Woronicza str.
Warsaw 00-999, Poland
T. +48 22 547 6139
F. +48 22 547 7583
[email protected]
www.tvp.pl
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POLAND
Category: Current Affairs
SIx WEEKS
Marcin Janos Krawczyk
Due to different life situations, there are mothers who do not want or cannot bring up their
children. They have the right to give the child away right after delivery. During the first six
weeks of the newborn’s life, the mother has to decide whether she wants to definitely give
up her parental rights. She is free to decide one way or the other; however the decision she
makes cannot be changed afterwards. A biological mother thus loses all contact with her
child. She can only write a final letter to the child. The film poetically chronicles the first
six weeks of a baby that was given up.
Running time: 18’
Year of production: 2009
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STARON FILM, TVP S.A.
Staron Wojciech
Krakow Film Foundation
Katarzyna Wilk
Morawskiego 5 p.434
Krakow 30-102, Poland
T. +48 122 946 945
[email protected]
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AUSTRALIA
Category: Environment & Wildlife
SNAKE ISLAND
Ben Cropp
In Snake Island we are taken to Niue; a beautiful, uplifted atoll in the Central Pacific. Honeycombed with limestone caves, Niue is a speck of land in a vast ocean of sea snakes and
humpback whales.
During the film we join marine expert Ben Cropp as he explores the island’s colourful
wildlife, and meets the people who live there. Join the team as they go in search of Snake
Gully, where sea snakes, indigenous only to the island, come ashore to lay their eggs. It is
estimated that around 90% of the hatchlings will be eaten in their first year; their first test
is to make it past the sharks that circle the island.
Among the splendid array of scenery and wildlife captured, there is one final extraordinary
discovery as the team return to their diving spot to find that a baby whale has been born.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2008
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Ben Cropp Productions
Stuart Scowcroft
Espresso TV
David Hooper
25 York Villas
Brighton BN1 3TS, UK
T. +44 1273 730 929
F. +44 1273 299 403
[email protected]
www.espressotv.co.uk
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BULGARIA
Category: Current Affairs
SOMALI PIRATES
Elena Yoncheva
The first European crew which managed to shoot in Eyl – the main pirate fortress in Somalia – is Bulgarian. Eyl is one of the places where one can find hijacked ships including
Malaspina Castle.
The minimum number of security people for access is 8 people. With them, Elena Yoncheva
and cameraman Nikolay Stoikov surreptitiously shoot the objects of their investigation. Because the “pirate topic” has been ignored by the official authorities and the access for journalists to these territories is banned for security measures (last year three journalists were
kidnapped) and on public grounds.
Running time: 3 x 60΄
Year of production: 2009
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Bulgarian National Television
Daniela Kuzmanova
Bulgarian National Television
Daniela Kuzmanova
29 San Stefano Street
Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
T. +359 2 814 2390
F. +359 2 943 6045
[email protected]
www.bnt.bg
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USA - CHINA
Category: Environment & Wildlife
SONGHUA
J.P. Sniadecki
The Songhua River runs through Harbin, the capital of China’s Heilongjiang province, and
serves as the city’s main water source. At all hours of the day, people flock to the crowded
urban space where Harbin meets the river. By attending to the everyday activities of
leisure and labor unfolding along the banks and promenade, Songhua depicts the intimate
and complex relationship between Harbin city residents and their “mother river.”Through
the use of the long take, this non-fiction video also explores the interface between art and
ethnography in order to address social and environmental issues in a major waterway of
northeastern China.
Running time: 29΄
Year of production: 2008
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Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab
J.P. Sniadecki
Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab
J.P. Sniadecki
24 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
T. +86 150 1080 7230
[email protected]
[email protected]
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THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Environment & Wildlife
THE SOUL OF APPLIANCES
Susanne Engels
A political and sometimes abstract film that confronts us with what implications modern
technological developments have for human relationships and how we as people cope with
these developments.
Running time: 51΄
Year of production: 2010
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Zuidenwind Filmproductions
Joost Seelen
Zuidenwind Filmproductions
Joost Seelen
P.O. Box 4673
Breda 4803 ER, The Netherlands
T. +31 76 514 0871
[email protected]
www.zuidenwind.nl
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SWITZERLAND
Category: Art, Music & Culture
THE SOUND OF INSECTS –
RECORD OF A MUMMY
Peter Liechti
The incredible story of how the mummified corpse of a 40-year-old man was discovered
by a hunter in one of the most remote parts of the country. The dead man’s detailed notes
chronicle how he committed suicide through self-imposed starvation only the summer before. Peter Liechti’s film is a fictional text based upon the reconstruction of a true event: a
cinematic manifesto for life, challenged by the main character’s radical renunciation of life
itself.
Running time: 88’
Year of production: 2009
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Liechti filmproduction
Peter Liechti
Autlook Filmsales
Andrea Hock
Trappelgasse 4/17, 1040
Vienna
Austria
T. +43 720 346 934
[email protected]
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USA
Category: Current Affairs
SOUTH OF THE BORDER
Oliver Stone
In January 2009, Oliver Stone traveled to Venezuela to interview President Hugo Chavez
and examine the way Chavez has been portrayed in the US media. However, once the journey began, Stone and his crew found themselves going beyond Venezuela to tell a much
larger and more compelling story about the region, in the process documenting what portends an entirely new world order being created in Latin America. The film, which was
greeted with tremendous outcry and applause when it premiered at the Venice Film Festival, explores the complicated relationship between the United States and several Latin
American leaders who on camera appear very different than the “evil dictators” the US government and US press depict them to be. This film presents a glimpse at the bloodless revolution which is happening now throughout much of South America with huge and unexpected consequence for the US and the world at large.
Running time: 102΄
Year of production: 2009
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Good Apple Productions
Rob Wilson
The Film Sales Company
Andrew Herwitz
165 Madison Ave., Suite 601
New York 10016, USA
T. +1 212 481 5020
F. +1 212 481 5021
[email protected]
www.filmsalescorp.com
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Category: Current Affairs
SPACE TOURISTS
Christian Frei
The filmmaker sets up encounters with the least likely people imaginable: places even
stranger and more unknown than outer space itself. With extra-ordinary access and truly
first-time images the film investigates the emotional oscillations of an expensive enterprise and questions the meaning and boundaries of the human spirit and our hunger for
adventure and discovery.
Running time: 95΄
Year of production: 2009
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ChristianFreiFilmproductions GMBH
Christian Frei
Films Transit International Inc
Jan Röfekamp
252 Gouin Boulevard East
Montreal H3L 1A8, Canada
T. +1 514 844 3358
F. +1 514 844 7298
[email protected]
www.filmstransit.com
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Category: History & Politics
STAYIN’ ALIVE IN JO’BURG
Rob Schröder
Johannesburg is the largest economic metropolis in Africa. However, this city is one of the
world’s most violent places. Most office buildings have been vacated or squatted and are
occupied by several groups of illegal Africans. Thousands of fortune seekers are trying to
build a new life in this anarchist urban jungle.
Meanwhile, the city is preparing for the World Cup 2010, the opportunity for Johannesburg to present itself to the world from its best side. The city center needs to be cleared to
make sure that this major event will run smoothly. But will it succeed?
Running time: 55΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
VPRO Television & International
Architecture Biënnale Rotterdam
Production Contact Person: Swaze Hartog
Sales Company:
NPO/RNW Sales
Sales Contact Person:
Kaisa Kriek
45 Sumatralaan
Hilversum 1217 GP, The Netherlands
T. +31 35 677 3561
F. +31 35 677 5318
[email protected]
www.nposales.com
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CYPRUS
Category: Current Affairs
STILL
Alana Kakoyiannis
A poetic documentary reflecting on the notion of home through the lens of Greek Cypriot
and Turkish Cypriot displacement on the divided island of Cyprus. The testimonies of two
female voices living on opposing sides of the Green Line combined with the filmmaker’s
own observations of the present day, capture the potency of the political conflict through
personal perspectives.
Running time: 18΄
Year of production: 2009
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AKS Services Ltd
Alana Kakoyiannis
AKS Services Ltd
Alana Kakoyiannis
14 Konstantinopoleos Street, # 002
Aglantzia 2107, Cyprus
T. +357 9935 3743
[email protected]
www.alanakakoyiannis.com
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POLAND
Category: Art, Music & Culture
STILL ALIVE – A FILM ABOUT
KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI
Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz
A documentary film about Krzysztof Kieslowski featuring his work, friends, co-workers, producers, actors, writers and critics, university porfessors, distributors, students, fans and relatives.
An honest, interesting, multi-faceted picture of the man and the artist.
Running time: 81΄
Year of production: 2008
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ES Media & TVP SA
Aleksandra Biernacka
TVP SA
Maria Nadolna
17, J.P. Woronicza str.
Warsaw 00-999, Poland
T. +48 22 547 6139
F. +48 22 547 7583
[email protected]
www.tvp.pl
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AUSTRALIA
Category: Current Affairs
STOLEN
Violeta Ayala & Daniel Fallshaw
Stolen. As shocking as it is in 2009, this film demonstrates that actual human slavery still
exists across North Africa. Despite vociferous denials from political bodies, the facts speak
for themselves as the filmmakers use guerrilla tactics to evade the authorities and threats
from various groups to tell the story of one family which has been separated for 3 decades
because of human bondage. The film, which premiered at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, shows their dramatic reunion on screen and galvanizes forces to address this ongoing crime against humanity. Variety describes the film as, “pacy, exciting and hugely engrossing.”
Running time: 75΄
Year of production: 2009
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United Notions Films
Dan Fallshaw
The Film Sales Company
Andrew Herwitz
165 Madison Ave., Suite 601
New York NY 10016, USA
T. +1 212 481 5020
F. +1 212 481 5021
[email protected]
www.filmsalescorp.com
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Category: History & Politics
THE STORY OF A PHOTOGRAPHY
Lubomir Halatchev
On the 1st of May 1945 it seems as if everything is going well for Bulgaria and Bulgarians
– the war is coming to the end, people are full of hope for peace and prosperity. At least
we can find these kinds of emotions on the faces of our heroes, the Officials on the Photography. The Photography, which is at the core of this story.
But, as history tells us, everything happened quite differently in the years after the War.
What we will do in this documentary is to tell you why the history didn’t follow the external logic of this picture.
This documentary is the fourth and last part of a series – Yearning for Things New, How
Europe Came to Bulgaria, The French Woman of Bulgarian NCO – which tell us about the
everyday life and spirit of the ordinary Bulgarian people between 1850-1950. We try not
only to follow history, but also to have a light, full of unknown information and fresh details pictures. Documentaries evaluate, they only tell stories.
Running time: 53΄
Year of production: 2009
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Kadiak Film ltd
Lubomir Halatchev
Kadiak Film ltd
Lubomir Halatchev
1421, Biser str.2/app.23
Sofia 1421, Bulgaria
T. +359 887 793 780
[email protected]
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Category: Art, Music & Culture
THE STRANGE DESTINY
OF THE ABDUCTED MAIDEN
Eleni Stoumbou
In 1801, the English traveler E. D. Clarke organized the pillage of one of the two Caryatids
of the Lesser Propylaea of Eleusis, visible then among the ruins. The statue was transported
to England and donated to the University of Cambridge. In 1892 the other Caryatid was
brought to light during excavations. The two statues start a surrealistic dialog over their fate.
Running time: 8΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Eleni Stoumbou
Sales Contact Person:
Eleni Stoumbou
7 Avdela Street
Thessaloniki 551 31, Greece
T. +30 6936 130 520
F. +30 2310 252 520
[email protected]
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USA
Category: Sports
THE STREET STOPS HERE
Kevin Shaw
A compelling portrait of the nation’s best high school basketball coach, Bob Hurley, and
his career-long struggle to inspire and motivate those around him in order to keep the doors
of a poor, inner-city private school open.
For 35 years, Hurley has led St. Anthony’s his way: demanding perfection and instilling discipline. His methodical, yet volatile style works miracles. He’s tallied 900-plus victories, 24
state championships and sent all but two of the hundreds of players he’s coached to college – a feat that shows what matters to him most.
No high school in America has achieved so much with so little.
An inspiring story about teenagers fighting their way out of the ’hood, armed with little
more than a basketball and the hard wisdom of a fierce, demanding coach.
Running time: 95΄
Year of production: 2009
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TeamWorks Media
Emily Shanoff
Mercury Media International
Patricia Hickey
6 Baseline Studios, Whitchurch Road
London W11 4AT, UK
T. +44 20 7221 7221
F. +44 20 7221 7228
[email protected]
www.mercurymedia.org
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GERMANY
Category: Art, Music & Culture
STREET ART
Anne Bürger & Benjamin Cantu
“Reclaim the Streets!” is one of the strongest mottos of Street Art: the regaining of the street
to mix up its uniformed ordered face. Street Art – the Ephemeral Rebellion is a character
driven documentary with a factual yet open focus to spontaneous events. The film’s aim
is to compose an eclectic image of the phenomenon of contemporary street art through
the eyes of its creators and those who discover, love and collect it. We visit cities around
the world such as Paris, Berlin, New York, London and Moscow to emphasize the global
impact of this truly political art form. Interviews and statements are mostly connected to
immediate situations. The viewer will find the subject more accessible and transparent after seeing this film, being more aware of the nuances of artistic messages within public
space.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Boekamp & Kriegsheim
Felix Kriegsheim
Rise and Shine World Sales
Diana Karklin
29/30 Schlesische Strasse
Berlin 10997, Germany
T. +49 030 4737 2980
F. +49 030 4737 29820
[email protected]
www.riseandshine-berlin.de
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ISRAEL
Category: Lifestyles
STRETCH MARKS
Zohar Wagner
This highly revealing self documentation follows a pregnant, single woman, provocative
performance artist into the club, the living room, the bedroom and even beyond. Director Zohar Wagner (Zorki) films herself and talks about how she got pregnant by one man,
fell in love with another and celebrates her rising sexuality up until the day she gave birth.
But when her baby is born, with the blessing came a curse: the luscious boobs and the man
she loved both disappeared. An unusual show-and-tell about pregnancy and its aftermath.
Running time: 67΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Zohar Wagner
Sales Company:
JMT Films Distribution
Sales Contact Person:
Michael Treves
20 Bialik Street
Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
T. +972 52 363 3398
F. +972 52 363 3398
[email protected]
www.jmtfilms.com
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Category: Current Affairs
SUGAR TOWN – THE DAY AFTER
Kimon Tsakiris
Mayor Pantazis Chronopoulos is a man on a mission. Ηe will stop at nothing to rebuild
Sugartown after the biggest wildfires in Greece’s history burned his constituency to
the ground. His Vice Mayor and 65 villagers died in the devastating fires and he barely
escaped with his life. A story of disaster capitalism, ambition and graft.
Running time: 68΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Anemon Productions,
Hellenic Broadcasting Corp. ERT S.A.,
Arte/ZDF, BI-OPTIC
Production Contact Person: Rea Apostolides, Yuri Averof
Sales Company:
Anemon Productions
Sales Contact Person:
Rea Apostolides
5, Stisihorou Str.
Athens 10674, Greece
T. +30 210 7211 073
F. +30 210 7228 023
[email protected]
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Hellenic Broadcasting Corp. ERT S.A.
Yannis Kollias
432, Messoghion Ave.
Athens 15342, Greece
T. +30 210 6075 711
F. +30 210 6075 715
[email protected]
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UK - INDIA
Category: Current Affairs
THE SUN BEHIND THE CLOUDS:
TIBET’S STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM
Tenzing Sonam & Ritu Sarin
Tibet. March 2008. The biggest uprising since China took control, sweeps through the country. Meanwhile, Tibetans in exile march on their homeland, determined to support their
countrymen. This is a year of dramatic possibilities for Tibet. Can the Dalai Lama’s strategy
of non-violence and compromise finally make a breakthrough in his efforts to resolve the
Tibet issue and silence the growing voices of dissent among his own people?
Running time: 79΄
Year of production: 2009
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White Crane Films
Ritu Sarin
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
www.catndocs.com
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USA
Category: Current Affairs
SWEETHEARTS OF THE PRISON RODEO
Bradley Beesley
Since 1940, the Oklahoma State Penitentiary has held an annual ‘Prison Rodeo’. Part Wild
West show and part coliseum-esque spectacle. Prisoners compete on wild-broncs and
bucking bulls, risking life-long injuries. Within this strange arena the prisoners become the
heroes while the public and guards applaud. In 2006, female inmates were allowed to participate for the first time. In a state with the highest female incarceration rate in the country, these women share common experiences such as broken homes, drug abuse and alienation from their children.
Running time: 89΄
Year of production: 2009
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Fieldguide Media
Bradley Beesley
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris F-75004, France
T. +33 1 4459 6353
[email protected]
www.catndocs.com
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FRANCE
Category: Environment & Wildlife
TAMBOPATA MISSION
Eric Castera & Jérôme Hillaire
Let’s take a look at the reality of the extinction of the Macaw bird, beyond mere observation or criticism... but with passion, out in the field in with all the action!
Let’s escape towards the Andes and follow Jérôme Hillaire, a 30-year-old young adventurer of today, into the heart of the Amazon rainforest.
His status as a voluntary eco-biologist allows him to come into regular contact with the
world of scientists who allow him into the heart of international research centers.
Thanks to the special relationship that he maintains with researchers, Jerome can testify
to future generations about the reality of what is happening to Macaws out in the field,
and his is a testimony full of love and hope for this endangered species.
The tumultuous adventures and exciting encounters lived by Jerome in the jungle lead us
off the beaten track, in an encounter with nature full of hair-raising surprises!
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Bo Travail!
10 Francs
Guy Knafo
28 Rue de L’Equerre
Paris 75019, France
T. +33 1 4874 4377
F. +33 1 4874 8265
[email protected]
www.10francs.fr
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INDIA
Category: Adventure & Travel
TEMPLES IN THE CLOUDS
James Mallinson & Enrico Patuzzi
Temples in the Clouds is a story of a challenging paragliding safari by Sir James Mallinson
and Enrico Patuzzi in the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas. Both these friends, one from
the UK and the other from Italy, are lovers of India and are fascinated by Hindu mythology. The Dhauladhar range of mountains within the foothills of the Himalayas, are home
to many centers of the Mother Goddess worship situated in different temples. One such
ancient temple is the temple of the Goddess Himani Chamunda Devi, situated at an altitude of 2,500 meters and requiring a full day’s climb to reach it from the bottom of the Kangra valley. Because of the relative inaccessibility of the temple, cloistered as it is, within the
mountains, getting there by road is in itself a feat of endurance. Getting there by paraglider
is an even greater test of skill, endurance, faith and commitment.
The film has some amazing aerial visuals shot with cameras strapped on the bodies of the
paragliders. It is an unusual personal human interest journey of two friends and their quest
to succeed in flying to the temple of Himani Chamunda.
Running time: 57΄
Year of production: 2008
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Aim Television PVT. Ltd.
Iobal Malhotra
Aim Television PVT. Ltd.
Iobal Malhotra
F-59, 2nd Floor, Malhotra Building, Connaught Place
New Delhi 110001, India
T. +91 11 2335 0688
F. +91 11 2331 2584
[email protected]
www.aimtelevision.com
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Category: Adventure & Travel
THIS LAND MY LAND
Alex Gabbay & Stefano Cassini
The Hadza, one of the oldest surviving tribes on the planet, are fiercely independent and
have resisted real change for more than 50,000 years. The film follows Baallow, a powerful figure and a charismatic self-appointed leader of the Hadza, as he travels long distances
across unspoilt tribal territory in Central Tanzania, to drum up their support. He wants them
to secure rights to their ancient land, on the one hand, and embrace modern life, on the
other. We join Baallow travelling on his motorbike, from the beautiful salt plains near Lake
Eyasi, to the foothills near the Serengeti National Park which are covered in Africa’s most
famous flora, the Baobab trees.
Running time: 52΄ & 65΄
Year of production: 2009
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Barefoot Films
Alex Gabbay & Stefano Cassini
JMT Films Distribution
Michael Treves
20 Bialik Street
Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
T. +972 52 363 3398
F. +972 52 363 3398
[email protected]
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Category: Lifestyles
THE THORN IN THE HEART
Michel Gondry
Michel Gondry’s Aunt Suzette was a school teacher from 1952 to 1986. She tells Michel
what it was like to be a teacher at that time in a rural and isolated part of France. Little by
little, Michel discovers family stories he was totally unaware of. Using his camera, he explores them in a subtle but very emotional way.
Running time: 83΄
Year of production: 2009
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Partizan Films
MK2
55 Rue Traversière
Paris 75012, France
T. +33 1 4467 3030
F. +33 1 4307 2963
[email protected]
www.mk2.com
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Category: Art, Music & Culture
THRACE PERPETUAL LIGHT
Despina Pantazi
With the light as a guide we discover the ancient land of Thrace. The land where people
still perform paganism rituals to send the demons away with the orgiastic sounds of the
gaida, the dairedes and the Thracian lyre. It is no coincidence that Orpheus, the god of music, was born here. The historical line from the ancient Thracian ancestor to Thrace’s modern-day inhabitants is unbroken.
This is a documentary in which the cinematographic lens waits to capture the special light
of the Thracian landscapes and takes the viewer on a journey through time, land, and
sounds using the perpetual light of the Thracian land as his guide.
Running time: 45΄
Year of production: 2008
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Ethnological Museum of Thrace
Angeliki Giannakidou
Ethnological Museum of Thrace
Angeliki Giannakidou
63 May 14th Street
Alexandroupolis 681 00, Greece
T. +30 25510 36663
F. +30 25510 36663
[email protected]
www.emthrace.org
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FRANCE - CHINA
Category: Adventure & Travel
THREE STRINGS FOR ONE RADIO
Wenqing Zhang
The very ancient tradition of a storyteller going from one valley to the next, spreading news
of the outside world is tending to decline. A couple with great experience of this street art,
Gai Ying Mu and her husband Gain Ming He, nowadays only perform on demand. But
when the antique loudspeaker announces their show, the peasants of the isolated valleys
of the northern part of China gather together to listen in awe. They enjoy the pleasure of
escaping from their everyday problems through the traditional stories they are being told
with the help of a three-string instrument.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Solferino Images & China Screen
Michel Noll
ICTV
Michel Noll
17 Rue du Colisee
Paris 75008, France
T. +33 1 6403 7098
F. +33 1 6403 7101
[email protected]
www.ictv-solferino.com
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SPAIN
Category: Art, Music & Culture
TIME OF LEGEND
Jose Sanchez Montes
Time of legend is a documentary full of unseen images and videos which propose a journey to the origins of the adventure of recording the album La leyenda del tiempo, guided
by its own protagonists, a group of artists that time has proved to be geniuses, and who
gather around a big Flamenco star to write one of the most brilliant and daring works of
the history of Spanish music.
Running time: 58΄
Year of production: 2009
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Attico Siete
Blanca Sanchez Montes Flores
Attico Siete
Blanca Sanchez Montes Flores
Cortijo La Marquesa
Carretera de la Zubia s/n
Granada 18008, Spain
T. +34 958 135 555
F. +34 958 135 556
[email protected]
www.atico7.com
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Category: Art, Music & Culture
TITOS, A POET IN
PRECARIOUS BALANCE
Nikos Chrisikakis
The documentary Titos, a Poet in Precarious Balance is a film about Titos Patrikios,
which was no easy task, as it had to strike a balance between his many faces: poet,
author, translator, ideologist, activist, yet ever the cosmopolitan flâneur. For 18 months
we accompanied him, recording his life review through stories, contemplations and
thoughts, as well as a critical sketch of his era. Titos is 83 years old and lives in Athens.
Running time: 79΄
Year of production: 2010
Production Contact Person: Nikos Crhrsikakis
Sales Contact Person:
Nikos CrhrIsikakis
11, Telemachou Str.
Athens, Greece
T. +30 69 77379754
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.nikos-chrisikakis.net
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ALBANIA
Category: History & Politics
TO ExORCISE THE HATE
Ylli Pepo
A documentary film about the relationships between Serbia and Albania. An historic and
actual situation in Serbian-Albania history with its shadows and problems.
Well known Albanian writer Ismail Kadare, Serbian film director Goran Pascaljevic, political leades Brogomil Antic, et al. speak about this.
Running time: 30΄
Year of production: 2009
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Alabanian RTV & Java Publicity
Ylli Pepo
Java Publicity
Ylli Pepo
Rr. Budi, Pall 85/6 App.4
Tirana 1008, Albania
T. +355 4 237 5943
F. +355 4 237 5943
[email protected]
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SPAIN
Category: Current Affairs
TO SHOOT AN ELEPHANT
Alberto Arce & Mohammad Rujailah
“Afterwards, of course, there were endless discussions about the shooting of the elephant.
The owner was furious, but he was only an Indian and could do nothing. Besides, legally
I had done the right thing, for a mad elephant has to be killed, like a mad dog, if its owner
fails to control it.“
George Orwell, Shooting the Elephant, 1948
George Orwell defined a way of witnessing Asia that still remains valid today. The documentary To Shoot an Elephant is an eyewitness account from the Gaza Strip. December
27th, 2008, Operation Cast Lead. Twenty-one days “shooting elephants”. Urgent, insomniac, dirty, shuddering images from the only foreigners who decided and managed to stay
embedded inside Gaza Strip ambulances, together with Palestinian civilians.
Running time: 112’
Year of production: 2009
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Eguzki Bideoak
Jara Calvo
Eguzki Bideoak
Adam Redgrove
Merced, 21, bajo
31001
Pamplona
Spain
T. +34 948 211 537
[email protected]
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GERMANY
Category: Art, Music & Culture
TOBACCO GIRL
Biljana Garvanlieva
Mumine, a 14-year-old Turkish girl, lives with her family in the mountains of FYROM. Her
family belongs to the Turkish minority. Mumine’s family needs her for the difficult work in
the tobacco fields – their only source of income. Mumine is raised among the tobacco
plants where anything that is ripe is sold. She too is sold to her future husband for 3,000
Euros. Will she find a way out from this “law of nature”? She has two possibilities in the
village: either to be married or to go to school, but then to be sold to her husband for a
higher price. It is her dream to move to the city Skopje to go to school. She wants to become a teacher.
Running time: 28΄
Year of production: 2009
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Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion
Christian Beetz
Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion
Christian Beetz
15 Heinrich Roller Strasse
Berlin 10405, Germany
T. +49 30 6956 6910
F. +49 30 6956 6915
[email protected]
www.gebrueder-beetz.de
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USA
Category: Current Affairs
TODAY
Naftali Beane Rutter
The true story of one day in the life of three families in New Orleans.
Today is the only film of its kind, a cinéma vérité chronicle of one day in the life of three
families in New Orleans. Stylistically bold, each scene shot with gripping intimacy, this
movie is about far more than just New Orleans. In the heroism of Robert McPeek, a policeman patrolling the crime ridden city, in the struggle of Alice and Lewis Blaise to catch
just one fish to feed their children, in the tragic life passions of young Angelo Stanich Jr.
– amidst three fascinating families and their prayers, songs, fights, laughter, and love, Today is the story of a day in the life of America, in all of its ugly, beautiful, hilarious glory.
Running time: 67΄
Year of production: 2009
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waterbound pictures
Naftali Beane Rutter
waterbound pictures
Naftali Beane Rutter
283 23rd Street Apt. 12
Brooklyn NY 11215, USA
T. +1 310 562 0342
[email protected]
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IRELAND
Category: Lifestyles
TODAY IS BETTER THAN TWO
TOMORROWS
Anna Rodgers
Filmed over the course of four years in an unknown corner of Laos, Today Is Better than Two
Tomorrows tells the simple story of friendship between two boys, Leh and Bo, who leave
home at age eleven to become novice monks. Director Anna Rodgers started this film as
a young Irish backpacker who happened upon this family and spent years with no crew
or translator determined to bring their enchanting story to life. One of the few documentaries to come out of Laos, Today Is Better than Two Tomorrows presents a rare window onto
a unique and fading culture.
Running time: 75’
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Crossing the Line Films
Siobhan Ward
Crossing the Line Films
Siobhan Ward
Barr an Uisce, Killincarrick Road
Wickklow
Ireland
T. +353 128 753 94
F. +353 128 753 94
[email protected]
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Category: Lifestyles
THE TOWN OF BADANTE WOMEN
Stephan Komandarev
A town without women. The men look after the children, cook, do the washing and wait
for money from their wives who work abroad. The Bulgarian town of Varshets is the site of a staggering social experiment. Many of its
women work as “badante” in Italy, taking care of the old and the sick. The social structure
of Varshets is changing and the transformations – some dramatic, others humorous – are
everywhere: in the pubs, in the families, in the local brass band, and at the bus station,
where once a year the women arrive for their holidays.
The Town of Badante Women is a film about the new realities in today’s Europe. It tells the
story of a small town in northwestern Bulgaria transformed through the role its women
play on the growing market for care giving services across the continent.
Running time: 70΄
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Argo Film
Stephan Komandarev
Autlook Filmsales
Andrea Hock
4/17 Trappelgasse
Vienna 1040, Austria
T. +43 720 34 69 34
[email protected]
www.autlookfilms.com
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Category: Current Affairs
TOxIC PLAYGROUND
Lars Edman & William Johansson
A Swedish mining company sends toxic waste to Chile. Hundreds of children are affected.
Young Lars meets the kids and begins a poetic investigation of what really happened and
manages to bring the responsible man back. Together they meet the victims face to face.
A unique story about waste trade, responsibility and guilt.
Running time: 54’& 78’
Year of production: 2009
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Laika Film & Television AB
Andreas Rocksén
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris
France
T. +33 144 596 353
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Category: History & Politics
THE TRIAL
John Murphy & Rob O’Reily
Ramush Haradinaj was a prominent commander in the Kosovo Liberation Army, a guerrilla group which fought for independence from Milosevic’s Serbia. In 2004, he was
elected Prime Minister, but only 100 days into his term he was indicted by a war crimes
tribunal for an alleged massacre in 1998. The film follows the events of the unfolding trial
as seen through the eyes of Michael O’Reilly, an Irish lawyer who assembles a team of international lawyers and investigators determined to rebut what they see as an unjust indictment. The Trial explores how ideals of truth and justice can be corrupted within a legal setting, and asks serious questions about the politicization of the International Criminal
Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Above all, it is the story of a group of people standing
against injustice, and fighting for what they believe to be the truth.
Running time: 72΄
Year of production: 2009
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Headland Pictures
John Murphy
Mercury Media International
Patricia Hickey
6 Baseline Studios, Whitchurch Road
London W11 4AT, UK
T. +44 20 7221 7221
F. +44 20 7221 7228
[email protected]
www.mercurymedia.org
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FRANCE
Category: Current Affairs
THE TUNNEL DWELLERS OF NEW YORK
Chantal Lasbats
This is a journey to another New York. Under the city there are 18 levels below ground and
468 open or abandoned subway stations, a maze of corridors, and kilometers of disused
tunnels. Women and men take shelter here, in the bowels of the city; they dodge in and
out; they crawl there; they survive there. To meet these people of darkness, you have to take
forgotten stairways, lift grids and hatches, slide down into holes, merge into the gloom.
It is not known how many people live here. They escape from daylight just as they elude
statistics; no one ever goes to meet them. Chantal Lasbats spent a year filming them. She
succeeded in gaining the confidence of “the people below”, who have in some cases been
living underground for 30 years, but are relentlessly pursued by the police. For “the people above”, they are the stuff of legend and are nicknamed the “mole people”; they are the
wretched refuse of the American dream.
Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2008
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Ina
Sylvie Blum
Ina
Michèle Gautard
4 avenue de l’Europe
94360 Bry Sur Marne
France
T. +33 1 49 83 29 92
F. +33 1 49 83 31 82
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UK
Category: Art, Music & Culture
TURN IT LOOSE
Alastair Siddons
In September 2007, 16 of the world’s best b-boys battle one-on-one in a disused power
station in the heart of Soweto, South Africa, to determine who will be the next world champion. Turn it Loose is a film about this competition.
Running time: 97΄
Year of production: 2009
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Partizan Films.
MK2
55 Rue Traversière
Paris 75012, France
T. +33 1 4467 3030
F. +33 1 4307 2963
[email protected]
www.mk2.com
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Category: Art, Music & Culture
TWO IN THE WAVE
Emmanuel Laurent
Two in the Wave is the story of a friendship. Jean-Luc Godard was born in 1930; Francois
Truffaut two years later. Love of movies brings them together. They write for the same magazines, Cahiers du Cinéma and Arts. When the younger of the two becomes a filmmaker
with The 400 Blows, which triumphs in Cannes in 1959, he helps his older friend shift to
directing, offering him a screenplay which already has a title, A bout de souffle, or Breathless. Through the 1960s, the two loyally support each other. History and politics separate
them in 1968 and afterwards – when Godard plunges into radical politics but Truffaut continues his career as before. Between the two of them, the actor Jean-Pierre Leaud is torn
like a child caught between two separated and warring parents. Their friendship and their
break-up embody the story of French cinema. Exploring the archives and the films of the
two New Wave directors, and leafing through the press of the period, Two in the Wave, takes
us back to a prodigious decade that transformed the world of cinema.
Running time: 91΄
Year of production: 2009
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Les Films A Trois
Wide Management
Anais Clanet
40 rue Sainte Anne
Paris 75002, France
T. +33 1 5395 04 64
F. +33 1 5395 04 65
[email protected]
www.widemanagement.com
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INDIA
Category: Art, Music & Culture
TWO WEDDINGS
IN THE TIME OF THE BRAVE
Iobal Malhotra
Two brave Indian families whose religions originated in the Middle East have risen above
fear and strife and celebrated life with all its joy. Fayaz Ahmed, who left Kashmir in search
of a better life in Delhi, has bravely returned to his homeland to celebrate the marriage of
his daughter with full traditions without fear.
For Ezra Moses and his ancestors, Bombay was only meant to be an interim halt after their
flight from Jerusalem in the aftermath of the destruction of the Second Temple. But over
millennia, India has become their motherland who has given the Bene Israel a peace that
history has rarely bestowed on the Jewish Diaspora anywhere in the world; a peace that
cannot be shattered by any terrorist.
This is a story of how Ezra Moses and Fayaz Ahmad, both Indians and yet both descendents
of the Biblical Abraham, one a Jew and the other a Muslim, shrugged off their fear and
raised their heads in bravery to brush aside the machinations of the Pakistan-based terrorist mafia so as to celebrate their own freedom in an expression of joy and happiness by
marrying off their children.
nning time: 46΄
Year of production: 2009
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Aim Television PVT. Ltd.
Iobal Malhotra
Aim Television PVT. Ltd.
Iobal Malhotra
F-59, 2nd Floor, Malhotra Building, Connaught Place
New Delhi 110001, India
T. +91 11 2335 0688 F. +91 11 2331 2584
[email protected]
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ITALY
Category: Adventure & Travel
UNCLE SEM & THE BOSNIAN DREAM
Chiara Brambilla
In Visoko, Bosnia Herzegovina, the amateur archaeologist Semir Osmanagic claims to have
discovered the biggest pyramids on Earth.
These pyramids become the setting for a unique and surreal sight, in which excavations,
tourist invasions and the search for truth follow one another apace.
Uncle Sem & The Bosnian Dream is a light human comedy about life in this little Bosnian
village, where the pyramids’ discovery becomes a chance to tell people’s incredible dreams
and hopes.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2008
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Mir Cinematografica Srl
10 Francs
Guy Knafo
28 Rue de L’Equerre
Paris 75019, France
T. +33 1 4874 4377
F. +33 1 4874 8265
[email protected]
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POLAND - RUSSIA
Category: Current Affairs
THE UNEMPLOYED
Nastia Tarasova
They are the experts of their job. Over a hundred thousand professionals in Russia. They are
brave, courageous, yet simple Russian men. Their families await them but for their country they simply do not exist. In their homeland they are unemployed.The film was made
as part of the “Russia and Poland. A New Gaze” project, 2nd edition. The project was realized by Eureka Media and Adam Mickiewicz Institute with financial support by the Polish Film Institute.
Running time: 26΄
Year of production: 2009
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Eureka Media & Albatross Studio
Krzysztof Kopczynski
Krakow Film Foundation
Katarzyna Wilk
Morawskiego 5 p.434
Krakow 30-102, Poland
T. +48 12 294 69 45
F. +48 12 294 69 45
[email protected]
www.kff.com.pl
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ISRAEL
Category: History & Politics
UNMISTAKEN CHILD
Nati Baratz
After years of isolation, Lama Konchok was declared the Greatest Tibetan Meditator of our
time. At the end of 2001, he passed away. Twenty-eight-year-old Tenzin Zopa, his shy and
gifted disciple, who served him for 21 years, is unexpectedly appointed by the Dalai
Lama to lead the search for the reincarnation of his late Master. The “Unmistaken Child”must
be found within four years. The ensuing quest transforms Tenzin from a modest servant into
a spiritual leader, only to become a servant again once the child is found.
Running time: 102’
Year of production: 2008
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Samsara Films & Alma Films
Fortissimo Films
100 Van Diemenstraat, 1013 CN
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T. +31 20 627 3215
F. +31 20 626 1155
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GERMANY
Category: History & Politics
VACUUM
Maria Teresa Curzio
In December 1985, the Uruguayan citizens voted for the validity of the State’s Impunity Law,
protecting the military of any civil injustice in connection with the dictatorship between
1973-84. The majority of the Uruguayan people never confronted the past, while the torturers and murderers were enjoying generous pensions for servicios a la patria. In Uruguay,
there are still a lot of desaparecidos – people who vanished during the dictatorship between 1973-84 and were never found again. María Emilia Islas is one of them. She disappeared at the age of 22 with her husband and her child. María Esther Gatti, her mother,
spent 16 years searching for her granddaughter – finally finding her. In October 2004, the
presidential elections took place and ended with an unexpected change of political power:
30 years after its foundation the left-wing alliance Frente Amplio won. The new government started looking for the victims…
Running time: 90΄
Year of production: 2009
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Hanfgarn & Ufer Filmproduktion
united docs GmbH
Anne Hufnagel
48-50 Breite Strasse
Cologne 50667, Germany
T. +49 221 920 690
F. +49 221 920 6969
[email protected]
www.united-docs.com
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SWITZERLAND
Category: Environment & Wildlife
VANEN – FEATHERS FROM PARADISE
Miguel A Garcia & Loïc Degen
Vanen, Feathers from Paradise is a dual portrait of the vanen, the Greater Bird-ofParadise, and photographer Loïc Degen. This film recounts his quest and his sixth expedition in the Aru jungle, in the extreme south-eastern corner of Indonesia, along with
seven friends from Wakua, a tiny village in the Archipelago.
Loïc has become one with the villagers. They confide in him and share secrets. Enough to
nourish indefinitely the quest of a 34-year-old man who still knows how to let himself be
overwhelmed by the beauty, the subtlety and poetry of the creatures and the things that
surround him.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2008
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VilbrekPrOd
10 Francs
Guy Knafo
28 Rue de L’Equerre
Paris 75019, France
T. +33 1 4874 4377
F. +33 1 4874 8265
[email protected]
www.10francs.fr
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USA
Category: Art, Music & Culture
VANISHING CULTURES,
BUSHMEN OF THE KALAHARI
Paula Elly
Vanishing Cultures: Bushmen of the Kalahari visits the troubled San community whose once
thriving culture is now facing extinction. It takes a never-before-seen look at the fascinating history, the brutal struggles, and the seemingly impossible challenges of the Bushmen of the Kalahari.
Running time: 60΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Paula Elly
Sales Company:
OTPL Worldwide
Sales Contact Person:
Upma Bhatnagar
35 Swaledale Avenue
Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 2BY, UK
T. +44 1 260 270 790
[email protected]
www.otpl.co.uk
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BELGIUM
Category: History & Politics
VICTOR
Cécile Verstraeten & Alice Verstraeten
Between 1976 and 1983, the Argentinian military dictatorship caused the disappearance
of 30,000 people. Victor Basterra is one of a few survivors of the ESMA, the main torture
and extermination camp. Under threat, the photographer agreed to reproduce ID pictures
of his torturers, but also kept copies of them. These photographs now constitute irrefutable evidences against these criminals. Basterra testifies on his detention and resistance, still risking his life – many of these criminals remain unpunished.
Running time: 49΄
Year of production: 2009
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Dérives
Véronique Marit
Ventes - CBA/WIP - Sales
Thierry Detaille
19F Avenue des Arts
Bruxelles 1000, Belgium
T. +32 47 761 7170
F. +32 2 227 2239
[email protected]
www.ventes-cbawip-sales.be
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Category: History & Politics
THE [VIDEO]FLâNEU®
SHOOTS AUSCHWITZ
Konstantinos-Antonios Goutos / the [video]Flâneu®
The first and extraordinary visit of the [video]Flâneu® and his camera in auschwitz; an
exi[l]stencial experience through Auschwitz II and Auschwitz I on december 13, 2008, between 11am and 4 pm with a normal digital video apparatus, without a tripod, without
camera moves, without a zoom lens, without special lighting, without an extra microphone, the sound and the length of the shootings are the original, no moment of the shooting was removed by cutting, the sequence of the scenes is the same as the shooting was,
without any cut or use of effects, comments, archival material or music.
Running time: 30΄
Year of production: 2010
Production Contact Person: Konstantinos-Antonios Goutos
Sales Contact Person:
Konstantinos-Antonios Goutos
181 / 301 Gaertnerstrasse
Leipzig 04209, Germany
T. +49 152 0513 3257
[email protected]
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SWEDEN-DENMARK
Category: History & Politics
VIDEOCRACY
Erik Gandini
As a TV-magnate and then as “Presidente”, Silvio Berlusconi has created a perfect system
of TV entertainment and politics. His TV channels, known for their over-exposure of almost
naked women, are seen by many as a mirror of his own taste and personality. Television
has consciously been turned into a marketing channel, bringing the message to the
masses: “Have fun and forget harsh reality for a moment”. In Videocracy, director Erik Gandini returns to his country of birth to portray from the inside the consequences of the TV
experiment that the Italians have been subjected to for 30 years. A remarkable story is unveiled, about a country where the election of a TV showgirl as Minister for Gender Equality is considered normal.
Running time: 85’
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
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Atmo AB
Erik Gandini
Trustnordisk
Karen Kristensen
Filmbyen 12, 2650
Hvidovre
Denmark
T. +45 368 687 77
F. +45 367 744 48
[email protected]stnordisk.com
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Category: History & Politics
VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
Laura Bialis & John Ealer
The first documentary feature about post-war Kosovo. Confused with the earlier Balkan
conflicts and overshadowed by Afghanistan and Iraq, Kosovo’s story may hold the most
compelling lessons of all. The bridge in the town of Mitrovica has become a flashpoint in
the continuing conflict between Muslims, Christians and Roma (Gypsies). Through riveting first-person accounts the dreams and nightmares of the Kosovars unfold. Muslims who
love America, Christians who despise it. Roma dying of lead poisoning. Orphans of war,
wives of the missing, parents of the murdered. Families who just want to go home. Their
vivid stories reveal powerful insights into the religious and ethnic conflicts raging around
the world today.
Running time: 56΄ & 102΄
Year of production: 2009
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Go2films
Hedva Goldschmidt
37/8 Issar Natanzon St.
Jerusalem 97787, Israel
T. +972 2 583 1371
F. +972 2 583 5450
[email protected]
www.go2films.com
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Category: Art, Music & Culture
VIEWS ON VERMEER
Hans Pool & Koos de Wilt
More than three hundred years after Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) created his small and
impressive oeuvre of only 35 paintings – he seems to have painted our own world and our
own personal life. This documentary will unravel the unique and contemporary character of Vermeer’s painting. In the film, influential filmmakers, photographers, philosophers
and scientists show us why Vermeer’s paintings are so contemporary. The film shows how
Vermeer influenced these current cultural opinion leaders. And explains how it affects our
way of looking at our own world. The light of Vermeer, his use of colour, his balanced compositions, and the mysterious psychology of his painted ladies will be unravelled by contemporary camerawork – all inspired by the work of the master.
With, among others, Wim Wenders, Mario Testino, David Hockney.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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Lagestee Film & AVRO Television
Martin Lagestee
NPO/RNW Sales
Kaisa Kriek
45 Sumatralaan
Hilversum 1217 GP, The Netherlands
T. +31 35 677 3561
F. +31 35 677 5318
[email protected]
www.nposales.co
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Category: Art, Music & Culture
VILLAGE OF JOY, AT THE SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGE IN VARI
Irini Anastassopoulou
The documentary describes the life “of the rejected children” who lost their family
support very early on but found a second family at the SOS Children’s Village in Vari.
The film follows the children’s daily lives and talks with some of the SOS mothers:
why they chose this duty; what are their concerns for their children – who may not
be of their womb but are of their heart; what are the joys – great or small – that they
derive from their dedication. The film also includes interviews with the President of
the SOS Children’s Villages, Professor Constantinos Sekeris, who passed away in September 2009; the Director of the SOS Children’s Village in Vari, Petros Papadakis; and
the social worker of the Village, Penelope Vastaroucha.
Running time: 26΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
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Hellenic Parliament
Panos Kouanis, Irini Anastassopoulou
Hellenic Parliament
Panos Kouanis, Irini Anastassopoulou
Syntagma Square
Athens, 10021, Greece
T. +30 210 3735 038, +30 210 3707 444
F. +30 210 3737 441
[email protected]
[email protected]
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GREECE
Category: Lifestyles
THE VILLAGE THAT WHISTLES
Katerina Zoula
The people of Antia, a village on the southern tip of the island of Evia, are experiencing the effects the modern world is having on their lives. While many still remember
the hardships of the past (electricity has only been around since the early 80s), they
now live a life full of modern conveniences. However, this comfort has come at a price
and, as has happened in many villages in Greece, the young have fled to the cities
leaving behind the older generation along with its traditions and way of life. The Village that Whistles chronicles the changes that modernity has brought about, focusing on the slow disappearance of an ancient language used only by the people of
Antia.
Running time: 22΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Katerina Zoula
Sales Contact Person:
Katerina Zoula
65 Joseph Ct, Amhurst Park, Stamford Hill
London N16 5AJ, UK
T. +44 781 40891 54
[email protected]
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Category: Current Affairs
WAITING FOR ARMAGEDDON
David Heilbroner & Gary Lionelli, & Kate Davis
Waiting for Armageddon. This fascinating documentary looks at the growing section of
Evangelical Christians in the US who believe the Apocalypse is imminent. The film introduces us to several groups of people from all walks of life who describe impending global
doom with chilling optimism. Their belief that these events will take place in modern-day
Israel has fueled a passionate Zionism in them and has created unlikely alliances between
conservative Christians and Jewish people internationally, with huge global political significance. The film was selected for the 2006 IFP and was awarded a grant from the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. Its world premiere was at the New York Jewish Film Festival. The Village Voice described the film as “alarmingly good”.
Running time: 73΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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Q-Ball Productions
David Heilbroner
The Film Sales Company
Andrew Herwitz
165 Madison Ave., Suite 601
New York 10016, USA
T. +1 212 481 5020
F. +1 212 481 5021
[email protected]
www.filmsalescorp.com
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Category: Art, Music & Culture
WANDERING SOUL
Angeliki Aristomenopoulou
This is a film about a musician whose lyrics have left their mark on the Greek alternative rock scene. Yannis Angelakas set off on his musical journey in the 80s and his
poetry remains fresh to this day. The film follows his daily life and touches on a number of issues through the artist’s eyes – the political impasse Greece is facing, the way
that television shapes our reality, the need many people feel to leave the big city and
return to their beloved villages and hometowns. During the two years of filming, we
watch Angelakas as he plays with fellow musicians and we follow the evolution of
their musical style through an exploration of the sounds of their childhood, rebetiko,
the polyphonic music of Epirus and the Cretan melodies. “Inside me, the wind can’t
be confined, it stirs up my heart and scatters my mind”.
Running time: 60΄
Year of production: 2009
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Onos Productions
Chronis Pechlivanidis
Onos Productions
Chronis Pechlivanidis
18, Iraklidon Str., Athens, 11851, Greece
T. +30 210 3417 228 F. +30 210 3417 254
[email protected]
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Hellenic Broadcasting Corp. ERT S.A.
Yannis Kollias
432, Messoghion Ave., Athens 15342, Greece
T. +30 210 6075 711 F. +30 210 6075 715
[email protected]
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Category: Current Affairs
WARSAW AVAILABLE
Karolina Bielawska & Julia Ruszkiewicz
Ania, Gosia and Ilona live in villages located far away from each other. Ania wants to be a
hairdresser, Gosia dreams of leaving her town where she seems to have no future prospects.
Ilona just wants a better life for herself and her little son. All three of them decide to come
to the “big city” and change their lives. Warsaw means a better life. A life they only know
from television. They go on a journey hoping to find a better place to live. Each one of them
is a different person but they share the same dream. Will they succeed in an unknown
place?
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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Eureka Media & TVP S.A.
Krzysztof Kopczynski
Krakow Film Foundation
Katarzyna Wilk
5 Morawskiego p. 434
Krakow 30-102, Poland
T. +48 12 294 69 45
F. +48 12 294 69 45
[email protected]
www.kff.com.pl
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IRAN
Category: Lifestyles
WE’LL GET USED TO IT
Mohsen Ostad Ali Makhmalbaf
Yeganeh, Hanieh, Shahnaz, Farzaneh and Behnaz are girls who each have problems with
their family for different reasons and have run away from their homes. They are now in a
dormitory trying to solve their problems with themselves and their families, and get social acceptance.
This documentary deals with the loneliness and helplessness of these girls, each one of
them a brave heroine.
Running time: 60΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Mohsen Ostad Ali Makhmalbaf
Sales Company:
Sheherazad Media International
Sales Contact Person:
Katayoon Shahabi
1, 3rd Sarvestan, Pasdaran St., Shariati Ave.
Tehran 16619, Iran
T. +98 21 228 632 60 / 61
F. +98 21 228 632 62
[email protected]
www.smediaint.com
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Category: Current Affairs
WEAPON OF WAR
Femke Van Velzen & Ilse Van Velzen
Wherever war breaks out, men with guns rape. In the Congo, possibly hundreds of thousands of women and girls were brutally raped. In this unique film, military perpetrators
unveil the hidden motives and strategies of rape as a war crime. Filled with trauma, an exrebel rapist attempts to reconcile with his past by meeting one of his victims. Captain
Basima works as an army priest and confronts soldier/rapists. He urges them to change.
Just like he did.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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IF Productions
Femke Van Velzen & Ilse Van Velzen
Films Transit International Inc
Jan Röfekamp
252 Gouin Boulevard East
Montreal H3L1A8, Canada
T. +1 514 844 3358
F. +1 514 844 7298
[email protected]
www.filmstransit.com
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SWITZERLAND
Category: Lifestyles
WELCOME TO CITY JAIL
Olga Prud’homme-Farges
With this film, I want to show an example of “social success” in a jail, even though one could
hardly think it is possible... Don’t we think that, in poor countries, the jail situation for inmates is surely worse than in our so called “developed countries”? Yet, from my first visit
to the Puerto Princasa City Jail, I had a very different feeling. Then, as I came back and spent
time in this jail, my initial feelings were confirmed: yes, I even met happy people in this
tropical jail, where anger, generated by lack of freedom, is transmuted into positive energy
and creativity. My intent is to make a film that goes against commiseration. The one that,
too often, western countries feel towards the so called “developing countries”. And, in between the lines, I ask this question: what if those countries have lessons to teach us?
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Kolam Productions
10 Francs
Guy Knafo
28 Rue de L’Equerre
Paris 75019, France
T. +33 1 4874 4377
F. +33 1 4874 8265
[email protected]
www.10francs.fr
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Category: Current Affairs
WELCOME TO NORTH KOREA!
Linda Jablonska
In its catalogue, a Czech travel agency offers a “journey into the unknown”, a tour of North
Korea. This trip is the second time since 1990 that a group of Czech tourists set foot in North
Korea. The film follows twenty-seven Czechs who have decided to spend approximately
2,600 Euros on a sightseeing tour of a country which cultivates a personality cult, maintains concentration camps for its citizens and doesn’t hide its development of nuclear
weapons. Foreign visitors are only allowed to view a carefully prepared illusion, thoroughly
supervised by “guides”. What’s more, the North Korean system is starkly reminiscent of the
Czechs’ own past. Which emotions do our travelers experience: sympathy, nostalgia or,
rather, happiness that “we already have this behind us”? How does someone, after being
accustomed to freedom and democracy, come to terms with the directives and restrictions
of a totalitarian system?
Running time: 55’ & 76’
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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negativ film productions
Milan Kuchynka
negativ film productions
John Riley
Ostrovni 30, 110 00
Prague
Czech Republic
T. +420 224 933 755
F. +420 224 933 472
[email protected]
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Category: Current Affairs
WELCOME TO TIJUANA
Yorgos Avgeropoulos
“Ι can’t say what the future of my country holds. The only thing I know is that month after month, week after week, day by day, hour by the hour, organized crime murders, mutilates bodies, occupies cities, takes hold of entire districts and puts into question not only
political life and institutions, but life itself in Mexico. The Narcos kill each other. Criminals
murder innocent people. The cry of the people ‘That’s enough!’ won’t do it. Police officers
are criminals. The army does the job of the police. Mexican society is defenseless now.”
Carlos Fuentes, Mexican writer Tijuana is a Mexican city on the US border and a district controlled by the Arellano Félix (CAF) cartel, one of the most powerful cartels in the world.
Running time: 62΄
Year of production: 2009
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Small Planet
Anastasia Skoumbri
Hellenic Broadcasting Corp. ERT S.A.
Yannis Kollias
432 Messoghion Avenue, Athens 153 42, Greece
T. +30 210 607 5711 F. +30 210 607 5715
[email protected] www.ert.gr
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Small Planet
Anastasia Skoumbri
55 Pytheou Street
Athens 117 43, Greece
T. +30 210 951 5295 F. +30 210 951 5295
[email protected]
www.smallplanet.gr
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Category: Art, Music & Culture
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MADE,
DORIS DAY SUPERSTAR
André Schäfer & Andrew Davies
An endearing account of Doris Day’s life and career delivered in a quirky and fun way. It’s
as cute and as wholesome as the lady it is about – offering a fascinating insight into Doris’s
distant Germanic roots, her hardworking days in Hollywood and twilight years retired with
her dogs in a picturesque and pet-friendly town.
Running time: 52΄ & 90΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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Sales Contact Person:
Florian Film GmbH
SND Films
Sydney Neter
P.O. Box 15703
Amsterdam 1001 NE, The Netherlands
T. +31 20 4040 707
F. +31 20 4040 708
[email protected]
www.sndfilms.com
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USA
Category: Current Affairs
WHEN THE DRAGON
SWALLOWED THE SUN
Dirk Simon
When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun reveals the struggle of a young Tibetan king who is
expected to continue a 1,400 year old lineage, while the Tibetan freedom movement is on
the verge of failure. It is a ground breaking documentary that takes a closer look at the internal conflicts and the contradictions within the Tibetan movement, and exposes the uncomfortable truth that the Chinese government is only part of the reason why Tibet has
not regained its independence. The combination of footage from India, China, Tibet and
the United States, along with an original soundtrack by Philip Glass, Thom Yorke and
Damien Rice, make this the first film that presents the complexity of the struggle with such
emotional impact.
Running time: 115’
Year of production: 2010
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Free Motion Films
Dirk Simon
Free Motion Films
Dirk Simon
6976 S. Wadsworth Court
Colorado
USA
T. +1 303 359 8339
[email protected]
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POLAND
Category: Lifestyles
WHERE THE SUN DOESN’T RUSH
Matej Bobrik
This darkly humourous study was made by a Lodz Film School student and presents a documentary portrait of a Slovak village – a dying world revived largely by funerals.
Running time: 18’
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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Polish National Film School in Lodz
Marcin Malatynski
Krakow Film Foundation
Katarzyna Wilk
Morawskiego 5 p.434
Krakow 30-102, Poland
T. +48 122 946 945
[email protected]
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UK
Category: Lifestyles
WHERE THE WATER MEETS THE SKY
David Eberts
Narrated by Academy Award-winner, Morgan Freeman, and written by Jordan Roberts
(March of the Penguins), Where the Water Meets the Sky tells the inspiring story of a group
of women in a remote region of Northern Zambia who achieve the unimaginable: they
learn how to make a film as a way to speak out about their lives, raising an issue that no
one will discuss – the plight of young women orphaned by AIDS. In a community where
women are rarely given the chance to speak up, the inspiring voices at the core of this moving documentary ring loud and clear.
Running time: 60΄
Year of production: 2009
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Camfed
Helen Cotton
Mercury Media International
Patricia Hickey
6 Baseline Studios, Whitchurch Road
London W11 4AT, UK
T. +44 207 221 7221
F. +44 207 221 7228
[email protected]
www.mercurymedia.org
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USA
Category: Current Affairs
WHICH WAY HOME
Rebecca Cammisa
Α feature documentary film that follows unaccompanied child migrants on their journey
through Mexico, as they try to reach the United States. These are children like Olga and
Freddy, nine-year-old Hondurans, who are desperately trying to reach their parents in the
United States; children like Jose, a ten-year-old El Salvadoran, who has been abandoned
by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center; and Kevin, a canny, streetwise fourteen-year-old Honduran whose mother hopes that he will reach the US and send
money back to her. These are stories of hope and courage, disappointment and sorrow.
Running time: 83’
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
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Mr. Mudd
Gillian Brown
CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18 rue Quincampoix #133
Paris
France
T. +33 144 596 353
[email protected]
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Category: History & Politics
WHITE POVERTY
Saskia Vredeveld
White Poverty is a story of a rapidly increasing group of poor whites in South Africa who
live out of sight, in silence, and in shame. More than 40,000 whites, of a total 4,5 million
South Africans are currently classified as absolutely poor and live in informal settlements.
The largest squatter camp is Coronation Caravan Park in Krugersdorp. It’s a former picnic
spot by a dam and it is home to more than 350 people. “Die swak blankes” have always
been a topic in South Africa. When the Apartheid principles gained more support during
the 1930s, the protection of the white population from a life of poverty on the farms became an important political goal since poor whites undermined white supremacy. This took
place by state interventions, in the form of government jobs, education, health and social
security. However, with the transition to the ANC government, white poverty has become
visible.
Running time: 50΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
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Zeppers Film & Television & IKON Television
Charlotte Sarneel
NPO/RNW Sales
Kaisa Kriek
45 Sumatralaan
Hilversum 1217 GP, The Netherlands
T. +31 35 677 3561
F. +31 35 677 5318
[email protected]
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Category: History & Politics
WHO’S AFRAID OF WILHELM REICH
Antonin Svoboda
The film tries, in a historical and contemporary global comparison, to get to the bottom
of Wilhelm Reich’s discovery of Orgon-Lifeenergy and, further, to shed light on the dramatic
life of the Freud model student up to his controversial reputation as “Rainmaker”.
Running time: 95΄
Year of production: 2009
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Sales Contact Person:
Coop99
Otto Wagner
Autlook Filmsales
Andrea Hock
4/17 Trappelgasse
Vienna 1040, Austria
T. +43 720 34 69 34
[email protected]
www.autlookfilms.com
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USA
Category: Art, Music & Culture
WHY VIVALDI?
Ted Grouya
In Why Vivaldi? we discover an unusual territory.
Over the past several years, there has been a surge in interest in the world of the great Italian Baroque composer – Antonio Vivaldi. It is said that Vivaldi’s music outsells all other classical composers.
We enter his world with five of his devotees from different countries, different backgrounds, with different tastes – all of whom are fascinated by his music.
We go to Venice where Vivaldi, known as Il Prete Rosso (The Red Priest), lived and wrote
his music. We visit the very rooms Vivaldi inhabited, the church in which his music was performed. Venice is probably the most filmed city in the world but this documentary allows
us to re-discover the place.
We meet a Baroque ensemble and time stands still as they play Vivaldi’s music with the
actual instruments of the time.
In this lovely, compelling film you will find an answer to its title.
Running time: 55΄
Year of production: 2008
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Cinema Arts Magic.
10 Francs
Guy Knafo
28 Rue de L’Equerre
Paris 75019, France
T. +33 1 4874 4377
F. +33 1 4874 8265
[email protected]
www.10francs.fr
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Category: Lifestyles
WHY WE BUY – SECRETS
OF CONSUMER SEDUCTION
Jan Tenhaven
What does the perfect vacuum cleaner noise sound like? What does the smell of a hotel
room have to do with the Swiss mountains? And why are we suddenly buying white cars
– a color, which a couple of years ago could not be imagined in the auto industry? Coincidence or magic? Especially in difficult economic times, companies are searching for ingenious methods with which to seduce us into consuming. But how should things smell
and sound in order to improve sales? And who decides which colors will be on the market in the years to come? In this documentary, we accompany three sense experts who will
show the world their colors, their sounds, and their scents. We get rare insights into the
world of secret seducers, and experience behind normally closed doors how colourful our
world will be in the future.
Running time: 45΄ & 52΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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Sales Contact Person:
Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion
united docs GmbH
Anne Hufnagel
48-50 Breite Strasse
Cologne 50667, Germany
T. +49 221 920 690
F. +49 221 920 6969
[email protected]
www.united-docs.com
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Category: Lifestyles
WINDS OF SAND, WOMEN OF ROCK
Nathalie Borgers
For the Tubu people, living in the Sahara desert is both harsh and very simple. Men and
women have clearly defined roles. The men are camel breeders, the women are tied to the
home. For anything a woman wants to do, she needs her husband’s permission. For the
women, this condition would be unbearable if it wasn’t for the annual caravan that takes
them on a 1,500 kilometer journey on foot across the desert to collect dates. Even if the
conditions are extreme, selling their date harvest brings them economic independence,
pride and self-confidence. Domagali, Amina and Mariama are three women who let us into
their world. Conflicts between tradition and modernity, between individual freedom and
clan solidarity punctuate their stories.
Running time: 50’ & 90’
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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500
Entre Chien et Loup, Lotus Films,
Liaison Cinématographique
Films Distribution
Sanam Madjedi
34 Rue du louvre, 75001
Paris
France
T. +33 153 103 399
F. +33 153 103 398
[email protected]
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USA
Category: Current Affairs
WINNEBAGO MAN – THE
ANGRIEST MAN IN THE WORLD
Ben Steinbauer
Jack Rebney, a.k.a. “the angriest man in the world”, has delighted and fascinated millions
of viewers with the hilariously foul-mouthed and ill-tempered outtakes from a recreational
vehicle sales video he made in 1989 – one of the first and best underground videos to be
passed hand-to-hand on VHS tapes, before the internet turned him into a full-blown phenomenon. Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer takes on the seemingly impossible task of tracking
down Rebney, and his journey turns into a fascinating exploration of viral video culture.
When he finally tracks down Rebney, the real man is more savvy, irascible, deep, weird,
and cool than you could have possibly imagined. The film explores issues of privacy, internet
bullying, aging, and illuminates how even the most rambunctious individuals have a human side. An intelligent, hilarious and unexpectedly poignant look at one man’s response
to Internet notoriety.
Running time: 87΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
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Do Me a Kindness LLC
Joel Heller
First Hand Films
Esther Van Messel
5 Fritz Heeb – Weg
Zurich 8050, Switzerland
T. +41 44 312 2060
F. +41 44 312 2080
[email protected]
www.firsthandfilms.com
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THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Environment & Wildlife
WISTFUL WILDERNESS
Digna Sinke
The island of Tiengemeten was once reclaimed from the sea and reshaped to provide fertile agricultural land. In the 1990s, a decision was made to let the vagaries of nature loose
on the island. It took years to make plans, to find alternative land for the farmers and to
get the project financed. Digna Sinke followed the changes in the landscape over a period
of 13 years, also recollecting the changes in her own life. The signifying theme of the film
is temporality and transitoriness.
Running time: 88΄
Year of production: 2010
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SNG Film
Digna Sinke
SNG Film
Digna Sinke
PO Box 59081
Amsterdam 1040 KB, The Netherlands
T. +31 20 686 7837
F. +31 20 682 4367
[email protected]
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Category: Art, Music & Culture
WOMEN OF CYPRUS
Vassiliki Katrivanou & Bushra Azzouz
In the spring of 2004, Maria, a Greek Cypriot, and Zehra, a Turkish Cypriot, cross to opposite sides of the green line dividing Cyprus since the war of 1974 to visit the family homes
they have not see for thirty years. Thus begins the personal journey of these women as the
film follows them through their pasts, haunted by war and pain, to their present search
for reconciliation and common ground. On the eve of the UN referendum to reunite the divided island, many buried stories from the past surface. Rare archival footage adds content to the Cypriot conflict. The filmmaker brings together women from both sides of the
island who share their fears, distrust and hopes. For some, this includes years of experience working together to bridge the divide between their communities. Through candid
interviews and revealing group discussions, the film traces the women’s inspiring capacity for contact that transcends ethnic differences. As the referendum approaches, they must
confront how to appease their hesitations, define safety, trust and learn to live with each
other again.
Running time: 70΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Vassiliki Katrivanou
Sales Contact Person:
Howard Aaron
2344 NE Multnomah
Portland 97232, USA
T. +1 503 816 2742
F. +1 503 816 2742
[email protected]
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ISRAEL
Category: Lifestyles
THE WORST COMPANY IN THE WORLD
Regev Contes
Love and humor are plentiful, but success is scarce in a small Tel Aviv insurance agency
where nothing runs as it should. Perennially on the verge of bankruptcy, the failing agency
is run by three middle-aged, divorced, and not particularly successful men. They may be
highly intelligent, well-educated, warm and good -humored, but they have no inkling
about running a business. This award-winning and refreshingly entertaining documentary
offers an amusing behind-the-scenes look at the operations of the firm over one fiscal year,
as the manager’s son – also the film’s director – joins this motley crew in a last-ditch attempt to save his father’s collapsing business. A personal documentary that is also an endearing father-son journey.
Running time: 59΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Eilon Ratzkovsky & Yossi Uzrad
Sales Company:
Ruth Diskin Films, Ltd.
Sales Contact Person:
Ruth Diskin
5 Issachar Street
Jerusalem 93629, Israel
T. +972 2 672 4256
F. +972 2 672 4210
[email protected]
www.ruthfilms.com
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Category: History & Politics
WRONG SIDE OF THE BUS
Rod Freedman
Sidney Bloch, an internationally recognized professor of psychiatry from Melbourne, Australia, returns to Cape Town for his medical school reunion. Sid has suffered from a troubled conscience for forty years and wants to resolve his guilt for colluding with Apartheid,
but what will it take to free him from his past? He’s accompanied on his quest for reconciliation by his son, Aaron, who is also his harshest critic. Narrated by Aaron, the film explores how a good person accepts racism and injustice.
Running time: 52΄
Year of production: 2009
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Change Focus Media
Wide Management
Anais Clanet
40 rue Sainte Anne
Paris 75002, France
T. +33 1 5395 04 64
F. +33 1 5395 04 65
[email protected]
www.widemanagement.com
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ISRAEL
Category: Art, Music & Culture
THE YARD
Yochay Rosenberg
My childhood yard may appear like another shabby parking space in a Jerusalem ultraorthodox neighborhood. To me, it is the landscape of the only home I have ever known.
The heroes of my yard are: my wife, Re’ut, who hates the yard and feels persecuted by the
ultra orthodox; forty-four-year old Daniel, the first ultra-orthodox magician, who dreams
of leaving the yard for Paris; and Yisrael, an ultra-orthodox boy, torn between the outside
world and the unwritten laws of the society he inhabits. The Yard is a film about people
feel like strangers in their own homes.
Running time: 50΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Contact Person: Yochay Rosenberg
Sales Company:
Go2films
Sales Contact Person:
Hedva Goldschmidt
37/8 Issar Natanzon St.
Jerusalem 97787, Israel
T. +972 2 583 1371
F. +972 2 583 5450
[email protected]
www.go2films.com
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ISRAEL
Category: History & Politics
YES, MISS COMMANDER!
Dan Setton & Itzik Lerner
Social acceptance in modern Israel depends largely on one’s military service. Troubled youth
– particularly those convicted of misdemeanor crimes – are not drafted into the army, thus
preventing them from overcoming the past and integrating into mainstream society. Today, however, the army has a new program, conceived to give these young people one last
chance. Their commanders are young women from very different backgrounds, who often find themselves on a collision course with their charges. But, as this film shows, there
are also very touching moments as these young people – commanders and recruits – meet
for the very first time.
Running time: 96΄
Year of production: 2009
Production Company:
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Set Productions
Dan Setton
Cinephil
Philippa Kowarsky
18 Levontin Street
Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
T. +972 3 566 4129
F. +972 3 560 1436
[email protected]
www.cinephil.co.il
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NORWAY
Category: Current Affairs
YODOK STORIES
Andrzej Fidyk
Today, more than 200,000 men, women and children are locked up in North Korea’s concentration camps. Systematic torture, starvation and murder is what faces the inmates. Few
survive many years in the camps, but the population is kept stable by a steady influx of new
prisoners considered to be “class enemies”. A small number of people have managed to flee
from the camps to a new life in prosperous South Korea. Some of them gather and decide
to make an extraordinary and controversial musical about their experiences in the Yodok concentration camp. Despite death treats and many obstacles, the musical becomes a tour de
force for this ensemble of refugees and a chance for them to talk about their experiences
and inspire others to protest the existence of the camps.
Running time: 75’
Year of production: 2008
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Piraya Film
Torstein Grude
Kudos Family
VIK Oddleiv
Kvitsøygata 25, 4014
Stavanger
Norway
T. +47 511 231 72
F. +47 511 163 37
[email protected]
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USA
Category: Current Affairs
YOUR NEIGHBOR’S STEPS
Naftali Beane Rutter
The story of two young men in Brooklyn, New York who decide to make a magical portal
connecting Brooklyn and New Orleans.
Running time: 15΄
Year of production: 2008
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waterbound pictures
Naftali Beane Rutter
waterbound pictures
Naftali Beane Rutter
283 23rd Street Apt. 12
Brooklyn NY 11215, USA
T. +1 310 562 0342
[email protected]
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GERMANY
Category: Adventure & Travel
THE YUNNAN-VIETNAM RAILWAY
Ingmar Trost
The Yunnan-Vietnam Railway is a spectacular colonial railway project, stretching over 855
kilometres from the Vietnamese port of Haiphong to Kunming in the Chinese province of
Yunnan. It was built at the start of the 20th century in a massive effort – but at the cost
of thousands of lives. Workers died in droves as the impassable, jagged and sparsely populated route was made accessible via countless tunnels and bridges. This travelogue
through breathtaking landscapes follows the life on and along the tracks. We dip into the
archives for the first moving picture material from China, which was filmed by the then
French consul Auguste François on a camera loaned to him by the Lumière brothers. This
is the first time that a Western film crew has succeeded in filming the Chinese section of
the Yunnan-Vietnam Railway both on and off the tracks.
Running time: 2 x 45΄
Year of production: 2008
Production Company:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
Florian Film
united docs GmbH
Anne Hufnagel
48-50 Breite Strasse
Cologne 50667, Germany
T. +49 221 920 690
F. +49 221 920 6969
[email protected]
www.united-docs.com
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MExICO
Category: Current Affairs
ZAPATISTA AUTONOMY
Juan E. Garcia
Indigenous autonomy, the most concrete and important achievement of the Zapatista
movement, emerges as a new political order that, under the principle of govern obeying,
shows the world the possibility of constructing new social relations and a new democratic
political practice derived from the creative capacity of resistance.
What is the Zapatista autonomous project, how does it work, what are its contributions,
achievements and challenges... these are some of the issues of the documentary in the
voices of their protagonists.
Even though this documentary emphasizes the achievements of the Zapatista autonomous
process, we can’t ignore the context within which it develops: the military occupation, the
paramilitary groups; the complicity and harassment of the federal, state and municipal governments; permanent threats and enemies of the organized communities. Yet in spite of
this, the Zapatists keep walking and showing us another reality.
Running time: 70΄
Year of production: 2008
Production Company:
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Sales Contact Person:
AMV
Cinema Republic
David Castellanos
Av. Rosario Manzaneque 25, Torrelodones
Madrid 28250, Spain
T. +34 91 859 3994
F. +34 91 859 2963
[email protected]
www.cinemarepublic.es
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SOUTH AFRICA
Category: Sports
ZULU SURF RIDERS
Carlos Francisco
Evidence of South Africa’s shifting cultural identities can be seen on KwaZulu Natal’s
shores with young Zulu surfers emerging, for the first time in history, as keen competitors.
The story reflects the accounts of a pair of pioneering surfing twins, Cyril and Mishak
Mqade, who have made a life for themselves through this sport; Cyril even becoming the
first ever black national surf judge. Having grown up in a small community where employment is scarce and education lacking, the film traces the twin’s journeys from their early
endeavors to their present day successes. Cyril and Mishak are both inspirational figures in
their neighborhood, teaching local youngsters to continue on the path of the ‘Zulu wave’.
This film captures the lives of these brothers who, against all odds, have defied traditional
taboos to bravely discover a new world.
Running time: 48΄
Year of production: 2008
Production Company:
Production Contact Person:
Sales Company:
Sales Contact Person:
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Scratch surfers
Carlos Francisco
Scratch surfers
Carlos Francisco
14 Alwyn Rd. Bedfordview
Johannesburg 2007, South Africa
T. +27 82 494 3175
[email protected]
www.ahbfilms.co.za
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Abtin, Baktash 365
Aghion, Anne 320
Agusti, Sergi 351
Akomfrah, John 345
Al Muzayyen, Khalil 187
Alexandropoulou, Nicole 350
Alkema, Willem 113
Aloni, Udi 252, 396
Anastassopoulou, Irini 481
Andrikopoulou, Angeli 183
Andriotakis, Manolis 74
Anestis, Costas 347
Anestis, Kostas 193
Annastassopoulou, Irene 261
Apostolides, Andreas 377
Apostolopoulos, Stelios 89
Arbel, Adi 222
Arce, Alberto 458
Arijón, Gonzalo 157
Aristomenopoulou, Angeliki 484
Arpatzoglou, George 318
Assaf-Tengroth, Leyla 337
Avgeropoulos, Yorgos 186, 277, 490
Ayala, Violeta 440
Azzouz, Bushra 503
Babeanu, Ion 317
Bachar, Ayelet 187
Bader, Stascha 409
Bakis, Nick 387
Baratz, Nati 471
Barber, Steven C 402
Barletti, Davide 395
Bartenev, Edgar 340
Beatt, Cynthia 234
Beesley, Bradley 448
Beinas, Ioannis 346
Benenson, Bill 129
Berghall, Joonas 229
Bergmann, Kristin 192
Berman, Vered 321
Bertacchini, Stefano 63
516
Bestall, Emma 208
Bhatia, Deepa 330
Bialis, Laura 479
Biasi, Juliane R. 341
Bielawska, Karolina 485
Bienkowska-Buehlmann, Malgorzata 155
Bilgin, Sibel 228
Björgúlfsson, Thorvardur 262
Blaszczyk, Anna 211
Block, Doug 256
Blockman, Brittany 76
Bobrik, Matej 493
Boers, Eyal 110
Bognar, Steven 271
Bolbrinker, Niels 45
Bond, David 149
Bonev, Kostadin 152
Boon, Rudi 63
Bories, Claudine 53
Boskoitis, Antonis 342
Bourgeois, Pierre 66
Bovenberg, Juul 124
Brambilla, Chiara 469
Brameshuber, Sebastian 314
Bresky, Gunilla 334
Bromberg, Serge 210
Brügger, Mads 399
Buck, Samantha 24
Bugajska, B. 125
Bürger, Anne 444
Buttgereit, Jörg 307
Callan-Jones, Christie 95
Cammisa, Rebecca 495
Canner, Liz 355
Cantu, Benjamin 444
Cassini, Stefano 451
Castera, Eric 449
Chagnard, Patrice 53
Charles-Dominique, André 96
Chenaktsang, Dorje Tsering 260
Chevannes, Chanda 284
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Chrisikakis, Nikos 456
Clemente, Chiara 357
Codina, Alexandra 306
Coen, Bob 47
Compan, Ines 354
Constantinescu, Stefan 319
Contes, Regev 504
Cortés, Tayo 217
Cowley, Bronwen 413
Creta, Sara 185
Cropp, Ben 282, 430
Curtin, John 35
Curzio, Maria Teresa 473
Cuske, M. 125
Cuske, Maciej 44
D’Arthuis, Manolo 362
Damiani, Sergio 341
Danbolt, Aslak 296
David, Jean Milligan 359
Davids, Ellen 114
Davies, Andrew 407, 491
Davis, Kate 483
Dawidowicz, Michal 175
Dayandas, Nikos 172
De Halleux, Alain 323
De la Villardiere, Bernard 92
De Zaedtijd, Jean-Paul 136
Decker, Josephine 76
Degen, Loïc 474
Delestrac, Denis 369
Demetz, Ingrid 220
Des Essarts, Amal Hamelin 92
Di Giacomo, Federica 218
Diamond, Neil 401
Djevelekov, Ilian 118
Dobrucki, Leslaw 281
Dror, Duki 30
Durall, Ventura 178
Ealer, John 479
Eberle, Marc 310
Eberts, David 494
Edman, Lars 463
Efroni, Neta 249
Ehrlich, Judith 309
Elly, Paula 475
Engels, Susanne 433
Ettinger, Barbara 418
Ezouz, Sari 335
Fabio Barreto 204
Fallshaw, Daniel 440
Fan, Lixin 270
Felixson, Helgi 195
Fessaguet, Renaud 362
Feydel, Sandrine 300
Fidyk, Andrzej 509
Fikiris, Kostas 367
Finnochiaro, Turi 70
Fish, Liz 208
Forestier, Patrick 394
Foster, Craig 327
Foster, Damon 327
Fraga, Kristian 424
Fragoulis, Yannis 339
Francisco, Carlos 514
François, Pierre-Olivier 66
Frank, Zippi Brand 200
Frankenfeld, Henner 121
Franzen, Benjamin 116
Freedman, Rod 505
Frei, Christian 436
Fridriksson, Fridrik Thor 313
Fylaktos, Lefteris 31
Gabbay, Alex 245, 451
Gabryjelska, Renata 191
Gaël Metroz 336
Gaitanis, Apostolos 420
Gandini, Erik 478
Garbus, Liz 164
Garcia, Juan E. 513
Garcia, Miguel A 474
Gargot, Christophe 179
Garvanlieva, Biljana 459
Gayton, Thierry 93
Georgas, Vassos 325
Gertten, Fredrik 64
Gibson, Jeremy 79
Ginter, Jonas 384
Giudice, Carlo Lo 358
Glazier, Lynn 238
Goldsmith, Rick 309
Gondry, Michel 452
Gordey, Serge 187
Goren, Dana 128
Goutos, Konstantinos-Antonios 137, 477
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Granger-Charles-Dominique, Nathalie 96
Greene, Tim 122
Grigoriadou, Taina 180
Grinnaert, François 408
Großheim, Juliane 102
Grouya, Ted 498
Grudzinska, Joanna 247
Gubbels, Saskia 90
Gudnason, Thorfinnur 134
Gunnarsson, Árni 262
Günter Schwaiger 52
Gutman, Alexander 23
Guyot, Xuân-Lan 279
Guzman, Antonio Jose 123
Hakak, Keren 410
Haasen, Bettina 215
Habre, Simon El 352
Haeri, Reza 41
Hafstad, Thorunn 51
Hagers, A. 273
Halatchev, Lubomir 441
Hardie, Amy 140
Hars-Tschachotin, Boris 423
Haussey, Stéphane 159
Hébert, Clémence 166, 223
Hegedus, Chris 259
Heijnen, Hans 209
Heikin, N.C. 258
Heikkinen, Markku 39
Heilbroner, David 483
Hendricks, Riaan 272
Hercombe, Peter 43
Hersonski, Yael 170
Hervé, Francisco 382
Heymann, Barak 286
Hillaire, Jérôme 449
Hillel, Joseph 251
Howe, Sarah Moon 227
Hozer, Michèle 189
Hyzy-Czolpinska, B. 125
Idakiev, Simeon 196, 329
Iosifidis, Elias 145
Iskander, Mai 184
Ivey, Sara 381
Jablonska, Linda 489
Jäger, Susanne 242
James, Simon 425
518
Janek, Miroslav 107
Januchta, B. 125
Jaworski, P. 125
Jean, Rodrigue 299
Joghataei, Amir 182
Joghataei, Fereshteh 219
Johansson, William 463
Joksch, Reinhard 266
José-Luis Penafuerte 366
Ju, Anqi 194
Kaiser, Silke 290
Kaiser, Silvia 115
Kakoyiannis, Alana 438
Kaplan, Mark Jeremy 233
Karapetyan, Vahagn 343
Kärkkäinen, Jukka 285
Karlsson, Steingrímur 262
Karypidis, Giannis 389
Karypidis, Yannis 186
Katomeris, Yannis 301
Katrivanou, Vassiliki 503
Katzke, Mary Rosanne 28
Kavut, Kenan 133
Kazejak, Anna 428
Keane, Dathaí 406
Kedar, Yifat 335
Keeley, Bianca 94
Key, Liza 403
Khoschsorur, Puja 248
Kianfar, Negin 22
Kieft, Martijn 171
Kielak, Robert 211
Kilmi, Jaak 130
Kimor, Dalit 226
Kinsella, David 257
Kinyanjui, Wanjiru 34
Klamvé, Colectivo 56, 57
Kolimenos, Costas 117
Komandarev, Stephan 462
Komers, Rainer 83
Konermann, Lutz 126
Konpka, Bartek 393
Kooij, Floor 228
Koszalka, M. 125
Kounenaki, Marina 49, 99
Koutecký, Pavel 107
Koutsikas, Nicolas 388
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Kovachev, Oleg 25
Kozma, Stan 308
Krasilovsky, Alexis 87, 426
Krasucky, Y.A. 268
Krawczyk, Marcin Janos 429
Kumorek, Aleksandra 115
Kuzov, Milan 111
Lagdaris, George 193
Lagdaris, Yorgos 347
Laloudaki, Elisavet 349
Landauer, Helga 169
Landes, Ram 241
Lasbats, Chantal 465
Laurent, Emmanuel 467
Lauterbach, Thomas 67
Lazarescu, Anca Miruna 84
Lebrun, Stéphanie 60
Lee, Min Sook 322
Leitner, Caroline 220
Lemkin, Rob 148
Lerner, Itzik 508
Levasseur, Philippe 60
Lévêque, Aurélien 144
Levy, Soly 255
Liechti, Peter 434
Lieshout, E. 273
Lin Li 331
Lindquist, Bosse 188
Lionelli, Gary 483
Lisboa, Claudia 68
Little, Bryan 176
Livov-Macklin, Andres 376
Louargant, Bernard 59
Loushy, Mor 237
Louter, Jan 267
Lozinski, Pawel 100
Lundström, Thomas 414
Maas, Georg 398
Macfarlane, Ursula 27
Madsen, Michael 230
Mafundikwa, Saki 427
Magnason, Andri Snær 134
Magny, Helene 82
Makhmalbaf, Mohsen Ostad Ali 486
Malhotra, Iobal 37, 104, 468
Mallinson, James 450
Marcelo Santiago 204
Marcheggiano, Lucas 370
Margowsky, Osnat 222
Marquet, Benjamin 264
Maseko, Zola 295
McKenzie, Brian 298
Medrea, Ruxandra 210
Medvedev, Pavel 55
Mensink, Ditteke 162
Mettler, Peter 374
Meyburgh, Catherine 253
Meyer, Luke 332
Mignault, Pierre 82
Mihailidou, Irini 81
Miñarro, Lluis 161
Minetto, Valérie 302
Mistriotis, Nikkos 112
Mitić, Boris 199
Mizrahi, Avi 185
Mohr, Daisy 22
Mok, Maria 288
Molero, Antonio Perez 146
Möller, Felix 207
Montaldo, Giuliano 119
Montes, Jose Sanchez 455
Montesarchio, Romano 132
Mozer, Yariv 46
Mpras, Evdoxia M. 203
Mthethwa, Nhlanhla 294
Münter, Daniel 378, 379
Murphy, John 464
Murray, John 86, 173, 383
Muska, Susan 141
Nagel, Sylvia 103
Nambiar, Siddharth 160
Narr, Sophie 42
Nathalie Borgers 500
Ndisi-Herrmann, Philippa 225
Neel, Andrew 332
Negroponte, Michel 224
Nelson, Jennifer 106
Noble, Gabriel 361
Nocita, Salvatore 48
Noll, Michel 43, 315, 411
Novack, Nancy 163
O’Brien, Christopher 404
O’Reily, Rob 464
Olafsdottir, Greta 141
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Olsson, Iris 73
Ortuno, José 75
Osnovikoff, Ivan 333
Ospina, María Isabel 154
Pachot, Stephane 391
Paladino, Thierry 44
Pantazi, Despina 303, 453
Papachristopoulos, Alexandros 69
Papadatou, Danai 368
Papadogeorgou, Myrto 244
Papadopoulos, Andonis 190
Papadopoulos, Spiros 364
Papageorghiou, Stavros 50
Papayannidis, Takis 380
Pas, Klaus 269
Patuzzi, Enrico 450
Pennebaker, D.A. 259
Pepo, Ylli 38, 457
Perroud, Marc 156
Perut, Bettina 333
Peter, Levin 384
Peters, Jan 85
Piatek, Jakub 312
Pickering, Bridget 34
Pizzocaro, Massimo 349
Pool, Hans 181, 480
Poulle, Stéphan 388
Prud’homme-Farges, Olga 488
Prudente, Barbara Rossi 61
Quay, Stephen 232
Quay, Timothy 232
Quirijns, Klaartje 62
Raes, Suzanne 397
Rahmani, Mahmood 305
Rapoport, Meron 187
Ravel, Emilio 363
Raymont, Peter 189
Rebhan, Nana A.T. 72
Reichert, Julia 271
Reppas, Stathis 353
Rhalib, Jawad 143
Rippl, Peter 275
Rodgers, Anna 461
Rohrer, Kat 165
Rosenberg, Yochay 507
Rosher, Jenna 243
Rosolowski, Piotr 393
520
Rosow, Gene 129
Rossetti, Nathalie 70
Rozycki, R. 125
Rujailah, Mohammad 458
Russo, Rosa 153
Ruszkiewicz, Julia 485
Rutter, Naftali Beane 460, 510
Saeedi, Ebrahim 40
Salgado, Juliano Ribeiro 328
Sambath, Thet 148
Samonà, Rebecca 236
Sanderson, Piers 213
Sanjavi, Zahavi 40
Sanjurjo, Jesus 146
Sarin, Ritu 447
Sarvestani, Nima 348
Saunders, Stephen 265
Sauter, Marcin 44
Savalas, Christabel 147
Saverioni, Stefano 127
Savvidis, Georgios 326
Sawall, Andreas 192
Schaap, Michael 150
Schäfer, André 276, 407, 491
Schepens, Wim 416
Schiemann, Georg 291
Schmid, Anka 235
Schönwiese, Fridolin 174
Schraibm, Nadiva 294
Schröder, Kaspar Astrup 231
Schröder, Rob 437
Schultz, Tim 98
Scott, Michel Orion 214
Serna, Eduardo de la 370
Setton, Dan 508
Shaw, Kevin 443
Shukri, Yeliz 316
Siddons, Alastair 466
Siebert, Moritz 287
Sigurjónsson, Atli 142
Simon, Dirk 492
Sinclair, Ingrid 34
Singer, Henry 78
Sinke, Digna 502
Sivan, Eyal 239
Sklavos, Pol 263
Škop, Marko 356
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Smaragdis, Iannis 289
Sniadecki, J.P. 432
Söhner, Steffen 168
Solomon, Alexandru 250
Sonam, Tenzing 447
Sonhüter, Beatrice 304
Sosinski, J. 125
Soto, Julio 319
Spark, Nick 274
Stack, Jonathan 163, 164
Stafford-Johnson, Colin 86
Stamatopoulos, Costas 201
Stasik, Piotr 44
Steinbauer, Ben 501
Stone, Oliver 435
Stoumbou, Eleni 442
Stutterheim, Kerstin 45
Stylianopoulos, Kyriakos 160
Sudry, Asaf 385
Svoboda, Antonin 497
Swiecinska, E. 125
Taiman, Jawed 33
Talavera, Sebastián 405
Tarasova, Nastia 470
Teer, Ami 241
Tehrani, Marjan 54
Tenhaven, Jan 499
Theiler, Marie Catherine 85
Theodorakis, Nikos 280
Tirosh, Oren 151
Tobias, Michael 216
Todorovic, Jovan B. 71
Toepke, Alvaro 205
Tokmak, Seyfettin 133
Toolis, Kevin 91
Tosi, Claudia 311
Tovstein, Ray 97
Trahtengerts, Iosif 412
Tréfaut, Sérgio 109
Trinh, John 36
Tropiano, Nino 105
Trost, Ingmar 276, 511
Tsakiris, Kimon 446
Tsepelikas, Argyris 183
Tzoneva, Irina 202
Uberoi, Safina 198
Uslu, Meral 288
Valchev, Valentin 421
Van Bob, Bob 254
Van Brabant, Sylvie 139
Van Brummelen, R. 273
Van Campen, Catherine 135
Van Erp, Michiel 167
Van Soest, Landon 197
Van Veelen, IJsbrand 171
Van Velzen, Femke 487
Van Velzen, Ilse 487
Van Voorst van Beest, Stella 386
Vaptsarova, Maya 131
Varzokas, Nikolas (Zogras) 221
Vassiliou, Lena 283
Verhaag, Bertram 278, 371, 372, 422
Verster, Francois 419
Verstraeten, Alice 476
Verstraeten, Cécile 476
Vos, Sarah 65
Vosloo, Ernie 212
Vredeveld, Saskia 496
Wagner, Zohar 445
Warwas, Bartosz 338
Weber, Maria 324
Wharton, Mary 240
Wiese, Marc 375
Wilmont, Simon Lereng 29
Wilson, Lindy 177
Wilt, Koos de 480
Wolfensberger, Marc 344
Wolski, Tomasz 32, 293, 297, 417
Wulff, Sabrina 400
Wuytack, Fabio 108
Xiaolei Zheng 331
Yesilöz, Yusuf 292
Yi Seung-Jun 101
Yoncheva, Elena 431
Yurcovich, Adriana 370
Zeppenfeld, Dieter 398
Zhang, Wenqing 454
Zhao Liang 373
Zheleznikov, Mikhail 80
Zhou, Weiping 43
Zimbalist, Dorit 415
Zmarz-Koczanowicz, Maria 439
Zoula, Katerina 482
Zuria, Anat 77
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Index of sales Companies
+90 Film Productions 133
10 Francs 101, 151, 156, 205, 216, 236, 255, 260, 292, 317, 406, 449, 469, 474, 488, 498
a&o buero 103
Adriana Yurcovich 370
Affinityfilms, Inc. 28
African Renaissance 208
Aim Television PVT. Ltd. 37, 104, 450, 468
AKS Services Ltd 438
Al Jazeera Satellite Network 186
Alfa Darya 182, 219
Andoliado Producciones 217
André Charles-Dominique 96
Anemon Productions 89, 172, 446
ARTE 112
Arte France 187
Aslak Danbolt Film 296
Atelier-Film-Alexander 23
Attico Siete 455
Autlook Filmsales 64, 130, 140, 150, 157, 248, 344, 361, 374, 434, 462, 497
B&B Film 218
B&W 41
Bulgaria Film Company 131
Bulgarian National Television 25, 111, 196, 202, 329, 431
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CAT&Docs 24, 59, 77, 95, 116, 126, 134, 224, 235, 237, 238, 239, 243,
250, 256, 264, 269, 270, 273, 306, 319, 322, 332, 425, 447, 448, 463, 495
Celluloid Films 144
Channel Four International 78
Cinema Republic 57, 513
Cinephil 87, 128, 129, 170, 207, 241, 252, 314, 320, 330, 335, 357, 385, 396, 426, 508
Crossing the Line Films 86, 173, 383, 461
Cultural Studies Center 201, 339
Da Palmer Film 324
David Castellanos 56
Deckert Distribution GmbH 67, 107, 115, 195, 215, 285, 356, 393, 423
Denkmal - Film GmbH 278, 371, 372, 417, 422
Doc & Film International 53, 398
DR International Sales 399
Dribbling Pictures 199
Dwars Productions 113
Eddie Saeta S.A. 161
Eguzki Bideoak 458
Encounters Festival and Distribution 176, 177, 253, 272, 294, 295, 327, 403, 419
Espresso TV 79, 97, 265, 282, 404, 430
Ethnological Museum of Thrace 303, 453
Faux 109
fieber film 400
Filmgalerie 451 234
Films Distribution 52, 179, 204, 328, 336, 366, 500
Films Transit International Inc 35, 82, 184, 189, 198, 200, 229, 230, 251,
309, 369, 377, 397, 401, 418, 436, 487
Fine World Production 280
First Hand Films 39, 501
Fluid Video Crew 395
Fortissimo Films 471
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Fratelli Rasmus 185
Free Motion Films 492
Gandanga Media LLC. 427
Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion 310, 384, 459
Go2films 30, 268, 321, 479, 507
Graeco-Indus productions 160
Greek Film Center 89, 342, 380
Green Lions Films 149
GreenKat Productions 165
Guzman Films 123
HappyAnt.tv 349
Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab 432
Hellenic Broadcasting Corp. ERT S.A. 89, 112, 190, 277, 289, 377, 380, 388, 446, 484, 490
Hellenic Parliament 261, 481
Home Box Office Inc. 271
ICRC 359, 413
ICTV 43, 92, 315, 331, 411, 454
Ina 373, 465
Interscience Film 66
iPARK 69
Jane Balfour Services 163, 164, 259
Java Films 27, 60, 91, 93, 159, 257, 300, 362, 394
Java Publicity 38, 457
JMT Films Distribution 46, 110, 146, 169, 245, 249, 351, 445, 451
Kadiak Film ltd 441
Katalyst Productions Ltd 33
Kloos & Co. Medien GmbH 83, 84, 85
Krakow Film Foundation 32, 44, 100, 175, 191, 211, 281, 293, 312, 338, 429, 470, 485, 493
Kudos Family 509
Lagdaris Production 347
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Les Films du Chapeau! 376
Liana Rondo Productions 147
Libellula Productions Ltd. 350
Ljótur bangsi 142
Louise Rosen Ltd. 183
Ma’aleh School of Film 410
mec film 352
Mediascope 117
Mediavox galanakis 342, 368
Mercury Media International 98, 345, 421, 443, 464, 494
Merimna 368
Miramar Film 118
Mischief Films 174
MK2 210, 409, 452, 466
Mountaineering Club of Kalamata 367
Multivisionnaire Pictures 76
Nana Rebhan 72
Nathalie Granger-Charles-Dominique 96
National Film and TV School 287
National Film Board of Canada 139, 299
National Film School of Denmark 29
National Geographic Television International (NGTI 94
negativ film productions 489
NPO/RNW Sales 22, 62, 63, 65, 114, 124, 162, 167, 171, 181, 209, 288, 386, 416, 437, 480, 496
Old Street Films 148
Onepeople Films 153
Onos Productions 133, 484
OTPL Worldwide 36, 267, 274, 308, 381, 402, 475
Panchito Films 382
Panos Kouanis 180
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Parallel Film 228
Perut + Osnovikoff Ltda. 333
Plus Pictures ApS 231
Prefecture of Magnesia 347
Quark 213
Rai Trade 48, 119, 297, 363
Rapid Blue 122, 212
Rasskinn ehf. 51
Rise and Shine World Sales 42, 68, 75, 102, 168, 275, 444
Roco Films 355
RTVE 178
Ruth Diskin Films, Ltd. 222, 226, 286, 415, 504
SABC 3 121
Saint Petersburg Documentary Film Studio 55, 80, 340, 412
Santhana Films 298
Sapotilles 279
Scratch surfers 514
Sheherazad Media International 40, 305, 365, 486
Sirk Productions 424
SKAI TV 172, 301
Skotta Film 262
Small Planet 186, 277, 490
SND Films 141, 276, 307, 407, 491
SNG Film 502
Stefilm 220, 311
Stelios Tatakis Productions 263
Studio International 47
Studio Savidis 326
SVT Sales 188, 334, 337, 348, 414
Takis Papayiannidis 380
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TAT Productions 154
Tetraktys Film Productions Ltd. 50, 316
The Film Sales Company 197, 214, 240, 313, 435, 440, 483
The People’s Picture Company 284
Transparent Productions 34
Trench Film Group 194
Trivium Films 152
Tru Films 54
Trustnordisk 478
TVP SA 125, 232, 428, 439
Un Perro Andaluz Producciones 405
united docs GmbH 45, 192, 242, 266, 291, 304, 375, 378, 379, 473, 499, 511
United Lonely Artists 389
University of Film and Television Konrad Wolf 290
Ventes - CBA/WIP - Sales 70, 136, 143, 166, 223, 227, 247, 254, 323, 408, 476
Visit Films 258
Vitagraph 61, 105, 127, 132, 341, 358
vzw Cuatro 108
waterbound pictures 460, 510
WestPark Pictures 233
WFDiF 155
Wide Management 71, 302, 354, 391, 467, 505
Yvone Roman Films 325
ZDF 112
Zero-Zero Productions 81
Zopiros 145
Zuidenwind Filmproductions 90, 135, 433
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