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CONSOLATION

Director: Lina Asadullina
Scriptwriter: Lina Asadullina
Director of Photography: Danila Goryunkov
Composer: Ferenc Liszt, Vadim Koryakin, Pianochocolate
Editor: Lina Asadullina, Konstantin Rzyanin
Actors: Anna Zaikova, Nodar Siradze
Producer: Lina Asadullina
20 min., 2020, Russian Federation

A female translator of the Greek language from time to time has sex at nights in cars with some occasional taxi drivers. She doesn’t meet them anymore. But one enchanted taxi driver migrant (a person born in Georgia) is trying to find her and help her…

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PATISION AVENUE

Director: Thanasis Neofotistos
Scriptwriter: Yorgos Angelopoulos, Thanasis Neofotistos, Pavlos Sifakis
Director of Photography: Yannis Fotou, G.S.C.
Editor: Panos Aggelopoulos
Actor: Marina Symeou
Producer: Ioanna Bolomyti
Production-studio: Argonauts Productions S.A.
13 min., 2018, Greece

Yanni’s mum is on her way to audition for a role as Shakespeare’s Viola, when she discovers that her young son has been left home alone. Through a series of phone calls, she fights to balance the most important roles of her life, whilst walking in the most controversial area of central Athens, Patision Avenue.

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NOT KNOWING

Director: Leyla Yilmaz
Scriptwriter: Leyla Yilmaz
Director of photography: Meryem Yavuz 
Actors: Senan Kara, Yurdaer Okur, Emir Ozden
Producers: Leyla Yilmaz-Ates, Ilya Bassoy-Evren, Parlar-Christopher Elsey
Production studio: FIKRI GORSEL SANATLAR
95 min., 2019, Turkey

The mother Selma is a medical doctor at a state hospital. The father Sinan is a mid-level manager at a shipping campany. They are frustrated with each other after years of marriage. The have one thing in common; their 17 years-old son, Umut. When Umut’s life is upturned by a rumour among his teammates that he is gay, he refuses to comment on their judgmental question. The pressure of the team turns into a lynching mob.

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THOSE WHO REMAINED

Director: Barnabas Toth
Scriptwriter: Klara Muhi, Barnabas Toth. Based on the novel by
Zsuzsa F. Varkonyi (“Maiden’s novel”, published in 2004)
Director of Photography: Gabor Marosi HSC
Composer: Laszlo Pirisi
Editor: Agnes Mogor HSE
Actors: Karoly Hajduk, Abigel Szoke, Mari Nagy, Katalin Simko, Barnabas Horkay, Andor Lukats
Producers: Monica Mecs, Erno Mesterhazy
Production-studio: INFORG-M&M FILM
88 min., 2019, Hungary

After WWII, in Budapest, a lonely man and an orphan teenage girl find their way back to life through love.  Aldo is 42, lost his wife and two children in the camps but keeping himself together while working as a gynecologist. Klara is 16, still hasn’t got her period yet. She is still waiting her father and mother back from… well, she only knows they are “war prisoners”.

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LOVE FROM SANTIAGO

Director: Inti Rowland
Scriptwriter: Inti Rowland
Editor: Inti Rowland
Directors of Photography: Lewin St.Cyr, Inti Rowland
Composer: Inti Rowland, Jackson Dimiglio-Wood
Actors: Deni Montana Harrelson, Bastain Santelices, Jaime Torres Pinto
Producer: Pak Derek Yau
Production-studio: Rivera Film
26 min., 2019, Chile

A semi-autobiographical telling of the director’s own mothers
experience at the hands of his father, a story of escape, survival and love.The film documents the immediate days after a girl escapes an abusive relationship. Creeping out in the early morning she flees into the open desert, heading as far as she can get. A homage to strength, Love From Santiago is a portrait of a young woman travelling across Latin America, taking back her power as she breaks away from a violent life and begins to start again. Having co-written and performed the songs that feature in the film, this project brings together for the first time, Inti’s work in both the mediums he has given his life to practising – film and music. Storytelling with a unique approach that bring together the emotional language of two incredibly powerful art forms.

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DRONYA`S ARTIFICES

Director: Kateryna Balabay
Scriptwriter: Kateryna Balabay
Director of Photography: Yuriy Krasyuk
Composer: Borys Sevastyanov
Editor: Kateryna Balabay
Actors: Stepan Kravetz, Zahariy Savelyev, Anya Kopyova, Yuriy Golovin, Veronika Reva, Polya Lokotosh, Danyil Himenko, Danya Pavlov, Sashko Kazakov
93 min., 2020, Ukraine

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IF WE HAD TOMORROW

Director: Anastasiya Yevchenko
Scriptwriter: Anastasiya Yevchenko
Director of photography: Yevgen Kirey
Composer: Aleksey Olshevskiy
Editor: Vitalii Liashko
Actors: Oleksii Oleksyuk, Viktoriya Levchenko, Kirill Zhylin, Feel My Fire Sweet Bilberry (Filya), Alexandr Smirnov
Producers: Sergii Sushon, Anastasiya Yevchenko, Patritsiia Kuznietsova
15 min., 2019, Ukraine

A soldier is sitting in the trenches on the frontline looking at the flame of his lighter. Later on, we see that the flame is no longer coming from the lighter – it’s coming from a candle now that stands on a table in a dark room where two people are having their first date: a man (same soldier) and a woman. We observe a short sequence of their romance, marriage proposal, childbirth, development of their family. Suddenly, an explosion occurs – it consumes the soldier. We understand that all the memories that he had were imaginary. It is a metaphor for the way his life could have turned out if there hadn’t been a war and he had his tomorrow.

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MAN

Director Oksana Artemenko
Scriptwriter Oksana Artemenko
Cameraman Ivan Tymchenko
Composer Andrei Ponomarev
Editor Leonard Yashchurynsky
Actors: Yevhen Intelegator, Andriy Isaenko, Natalka Kobizka
Producer Andriy Rizol
6 min., 2018, Ukraine
A father teaches his 4-year-old son to be an adult. The man is called to anti-terrorist operation from where, unfortunately, doesn’t return any more… The small son declares to mum that now he has to protect her…

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NIGHT EXPRESS

Directors: Marina Artemenko, Oksana Artemenko
Script writers: Oksana Artemenko, Maryna Artemenko
Cameraman: Ivan Tymchenko
Composer: Yaroslav Dzhus
Editor: Mykola Korotky
Actors: Daria Petrozhytska, Andriy Isaenko, Bohdan Buyluk
Producers: Svitlana Solovyova, Mykola Korotky, Oksana Artemenko, Marina Artemenko
Production studio: Artemenko sisters with the support of Svetofor film, Manifesto_18, Garage Rental, Sound Division, Letter To Fest Distribution, mental dRive studio, KWA Sound Production
27 min., 2019, Ukraine
On New Year’s night the journalist Tanya is taken to train instead of another passenger. Other passengers are told that she is surgeon and she’s about to have a very important surgery tommorow. But her new traveling companion drunk lawyer Tolya has his finger cut off by a suitcase during the emergency braking. Now Tanya as a surgeon must save Tolya.

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WEIGHTLIFTER

Director: Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
Scriptwriter: Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
Cameraman: Michal Rytel-Przelomiec
Composer: Sergiy Stepansky
Actors: Aleksandr Loy, Valeria Khilko, Yuriy Shcherbyna
Maxim Bereznuk, Leonid Kubyshkovskiy, Larysa Rusnak
Editor: Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
Co-produced by Valentyn Vasyanovych, Konrad Stefaniak
Production companies: Studio Munka “STUDIO GARMATA FILM” “POLISH FILM SERVICE” World sales Studio Munka
Co-financed by Ukraine State Film Agency (Ukraine) Studio Munka (POLAND) PISF (Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej )
30 min., 2018, Ukraine-Poland


At first sight, this is a story of a true price of a victory.