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Projects Selection for the 18th Sofia Meetings

                                                                                    

SECOND FILM PROJECTS

COLD AS MARBLE, Azerbaijan, France
Asif Rustamov (director)
Guillame de Seille (producer)
Baku Media Center, Arizona Productions
Logline: When Akbar is released from prison, his son Khalid’s quest for the truth about his mother’s murder leads to a revelation that turns his life upside down. 

FROST, Serbia
Pavle Vuckovic (director)
Stefan Mladenovic (producer)
Plan 9
Logline: A police detective Miryana goes to investigate the disappearance of a girl in a small dying town in eastern Serbia - a region famous for black magic and strong pagan heritage. Confronting the locals during her investigation, Miryana succumbs to the influence of pagan milieu and her investigation becomes an obsession to discover a much bigger secret.

GREGORIUS THE CHOSEN ONE, Czech Republic
Tomasz Mielnik (director)
Klara Zaloudkova, Mikulas Novotny (producers)
Background Films
Logline: A medieval orphan wants to be Le Chevalier. He saves a kingdom and falls in love with a princess, who turns out to be his mother. The world needs a new pope and guess who is the chosen one.

LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG, Ukraine
Antonio Lukich (director)
Vladimir Yatsenko (producer)
ForeFilms
Logline: Twin brothers - Vasya and Kolya - find out the father who left them in childhood, dies in Luxembourg. One brother - Kolya - decides to visit him when the other one - Vasya - does everything to prevent him from leaving the country. The numerous obstacles that befall Kolya are more like a test of courage: now Kolya, who is used to run away from problems, does not give up even when there is no way out. Eventually, unexpectedly for themselves, the two brothers together go to meet their father who will turn out a fraudster. Disappointed, they will go home. But after an unexpected meeting at the gas station - their life will no longer be the same as before.

MAYA, Cyprus
Tonia Mishiali (director)
Stelana Kliris, Tonia Mishiali (producers)
BARK LIKE A CAT FILMS
Logline: Rebellious psychiatrist Maya visits her parents' isolated mountain village for the first time, to inherit the family house, only to enter a patriarchal microcosm complete with superstitions, fears and fables of goblins in the woods. She is soon led to big discoveries about the myths, her parents, but also about herself.
Selected in Partnership with Mediterranean Film Institute

MEDIUM, Greece
Christina Ioakeimidi (director)
Louizos Aslanidis and Yorgos Noussias (producers)
Ekso Productions
Logline: A teenage girl is challenged to discover herself, through the ferocity and uniqueness of a first love with a man who turns out to be gay.

SAGE, Albania
Gentian Gjikopulli (director)
Eno Milkani (producer)
Bunker Film+
Logline: A local episode, on a peripheral locality, a conversation cleverly moderated by an unidentified interviewer interviewing a disturbed character who writhes between the fear from the punishment and the urge of a confession for something gone wrong.

SAND CHRONICLES, Serbia, Bulgaria
Petar Ristovski (director)
Mirjana Tomic (producer)           
Living Pictures
Galina Toneva (co-producer)
Gala Film
Logline: March 1999, just before the NATO bombing of Serbia. STEVAN, a runaway agent of the State Security Service, together with his small son LAZAR, hides in a far-off tenement block in New Belgrade inhabited by suspicious and inimical tenants. There is a series of inexplicable events, always accompanied by the uncanny sand in which Stevan discovers a mysterious diary from 1948. It entangles him and his son into a vicious circle of hidden and forgotten crimes reaching deep into the past of ex-Yugoslavia.

THE EAGLE OF BARWAQ, France, Canada
Kiarash Anvari (director)
Sadaf Foroughi (producer)
Sweet Delight Pictures, Arizona Productions
Guillame de Seille (co-producer)
Logline: An Armenian priest sets out to rescue a small Christian community in a remote village in Iran from being displaced by an autocrat who incites the village Muslims against the Christians.

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN I EVER KILLED, Bulgaria
Asen Blatechki (director)
Svetla Tsotsorkova (producer)   
Front Film
Logline: Love is stronger than death, except for when it kills.


PLUS MINUS ONE

I'LL BE GONE IN JUNE, Germany
Katharina Rivilis (director)
Léa Germain (producer)
Clemens Köstlin (creative producer)
Road Movies
Logline: In search of freedom and the American Dream, Franny, a 16-year-old exchange student from Germany sets out to the US in 2001. But instead of New York or California, she ends up in the emptiness of a small town in New Mexico. In the wake of 9/11, Franny drifts through her exchange life in a city that has been left behind and forgotten by America. In the endless desert, Franny, the “alien”, meets military host families, bored teenagers, strange characters of all kinds, and a soul mate - the melancholic Elliott, who despite his young age already represents the opposite of this dream and seems to have failed in life before he even crossed the threshold of adulthood. There is little time left for the two of them until June - until Franny will leave again. What can they do to stop the time from running out?

FELINE, Greece
Memi Koupa (director)
Fenia Cossovitsa (producer)
Blonde
Logline: She is a “stranger” in Athens. Her intense past follows her, never fully retreating. Each time she turns inward, the world draws her to encounter yet a new beginning.

DJ AHMET, North Macedonia
Georgi M. Unkovski (director)
Ivan Unkovski, Vladimir Atanasov, Angela Nestorovska (producers)
Cinema Futura, Sektor Film
Logline: AHMET, a 15 year old boy from a small Turkish village in Macedonia, finds himself at a crossroad in his life when his father withdraws him from school expecting him to devote his time herding the sheep and taking care of his little brother. Ahmet whose dream is to become a DJ clashes with the conservative environment, his father’s expectations, and his first experience with love, a girl that’s been already promised to someone else.

FIGURING LOVE, Israel
Avner Matsliah (director)
Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari (producers)
Black Sheep Film
Logline: A lonely 55-year-old Israeli physically and mentally scarred war casualty and a 35-year-old Ukrainian single mom meet on ukrainianbestbride.com. She comes to Israel with her 8-year-old son, for a four-week acquaintance, in which they "playhouse", in a perfect family's sublet home, hoping love might immerge in this predefined transaction.

GRACE FOR SALE, Turkey
Emre Sert, Gozde Yetiskin (directors)
Suzan Guverte (producers)
Guverte Film
Logline: A very valuable meteorite is unexpectedly found by a poor villager who has nothing but isn’t lacking in anything. But as he gets to desire for selling it a little more expensive, he starts to lose what he already has.

MY FATHER’S SHOES, Bulgaria
Hristo Simeonov (director)
Katya Trichkova (producer)
Contrast Films
Logline: MIMA (24) and her mother BOYKA (55) are faced with the sudden passing of their long-estranged father and husband. Unprepared for his return into their life, they have to swallow their pain and their pride, and try to forgive.

THE GENESIS HOTEL & SPA, UK
Ali Jaberansari (director)
Babak Jalali (producer)
Here & There Productions
Logline: Tamar, a single mother from a small town in Georgia working as a housekeeper in a luxury hotel in Tbilisi, decides to become a surrogate for a British couple through a local surrogacy agency to make ends meet. However, when she develops a forbidden relationship with the doorman of the hotel, she finds herself caught between her own desires and the increasing physical and emotional limitations imposed on her by the intended parents and the agency.

THE GLASS HOUSE, Ukraine
Taras Dron (director)
Igor Savychenko, Valeria Sochyvets (producers)
Directory Films
Logline: Viktoria is 38 years old stylish businesswoman. She does everything to escape from a little town to a big city and strengthen her status in society. At the same time, 17 years old daughter Alisa finishes school and she has a graduation tomorrow. Alisa secretly dating a guy, Artem, who is two years older than her and he makes some extra cash on being “a mule”, a man who hides drugs in different places for clients. During the celebration, Viktoria humbles Artem who comes to congratulate Alisa. The girl goes with him to take a new consignment of drugs. But this time they do not come back.

TAKOTSUBO, Israel, France
Miki Polonski, (director)
Shira Hochman (producer)
MINA Films
Janja Kralj (co-producer)
Kinoelektron
Logline: An immigrant family who came to Israel from the former Soviet Union are unable to liberate themselves from their memories and sorrow. In time and silence, the dissolution of their body and soul leads them to acts of sacrifice and grace. 
Selected in Partnership with Crossroads Co-production Forum        

THE SUBLETTER, Germany
Caspar Newbolt (director)
Valerie Steinberg (producer)
Valerie Steinberg Production
Logline: Following a bad breakup, Page moves into a small New York City apartment, where her roommate, Modesty, constantly rents her room to a rotation of subletters. As a means of coping with these intruders, Page pretends to be a different person with each new tenant. When a repeat subletter, Robert, takes an interest in Page and asks her to star in his film, she must learn to free herself from the blurred line between performance and reality

THE TALENTLESS, Serbia
Radivoje Bukvić (director)
Jovana Jovičić (producer)
Prikaz Film
Logline: In the wake of the violent breakup of Yugoslavia, a shy fourteen-year-old boy, gets into arms trade to buy a guitar and play in the school band to win the heart of the hottest girl in school.

THE BLOC, Bulgaria
Viktor Chouchkov (director)
Viktor Chouchkov, Katya Trichkova (producers)
Chouchkov Brothers
Logline: Sofia, 1992. Englishwoman Fritha returns to Bloc 309 where writers, artists, and musicians are crammed together in a vibrant community of creatives. Where, when she first encountered it in 1980, the landings were filled with the sound of music. Where shared dreams, hardships, and personal rivalries jostled for her attention. But nothing is as she expected: not Sofia with its’ apparent new freedoms, not the community that she remembers so vividly, and certainly not Galya.

THE GREAT MATCH, Poland
Filip Syczyński (director)
Tarik Hachoud (producer)
Logline: “Billy Elliot” meets “Borg vs McEnroe” in a gritty comedy about Michał, a twelve-year-old boy from a refugee camp, who participates in a tennis tournament to make a better life for himself and the ones he loves.
Selected in Partnership with EAVE


PROJECTS IN BANK

69 METERS /AKA 22 METERS/, Bulgaria
Stefan Denolyubov (director)
Pavlina Jeleva (producer)
Geopoly
Logline: At the end of the 1960s a Bulgarian music band hired to play at a hotel in East Berlin start using a secret tunnel under The Berlin Wall in order to perform their favorite music in The West. Exposed by their own talent and the drive for freedom the musicians face a crucial decision which may turn into a threat to their own life.

AQUA VITA, Turkey
Abdullah Sahin (director)
Halil Kardaş (producer)
Filmcode Production
Logline: We may have encountered many a widow, but widowers are fewer and further between. Simply put, it’s women who keep men going. Cevat is a cantankerous old man who can’t get along with his wife. When she dies, he goes after the snake that fell for her to keep body and soul together. And he won’t be able to sleep before honoring her last wish.

BONGOLAND, Spain
Adrian Silvestre (director)
Alba Sotorra, Guillermina Ortega (producers)
Alba Sotorra Cinema Productions
Logline: After thirty years of marriage, Ted and Marcia are questioning their emotional life through sexual experimentation in Bongoland, a mysterious, exciting place in the dunes of Gran Canaria.

CATANE, Romania
Ioana Micshie (director)
Sorin Baican (producer)
Studioset
LoglineA united group of villagers, motivated by their witty leader, brilliantly succeeds to beat an absurd socio-political system.
Selected in Partnership with Apulia Film Forum

DIRTY LAND, Portugal
Luis Campos (director)
Luis Campos (producer)
Bro Cinema
Logline: In the harsh riverbanks of Northern Portugal, an introverted boy starts following the footsteps of his troubled machist father, assuming this attitude will help him regain the girl-next-door’s attention. When this leads to witnessing an attempt of sexual harassment, all he had for granted will never go back to normal.
Selected in Partnership with EAVE

HELLO, Turkey
Aren Perdeci and Ela Alyamaç (directors)
Kutsi Alyamaç, Ela Alyamaç, Aren Perdeci (producers)
Kara Kedi Film
Logline: His greatest journey was taking his father back home.

LEE CHUN, Bulgaria
Stefan Tenev (director)
Darina Shopova (producer)
Bright Films
Logline: The Extraordinary Adventures of the Noble Chinese Man Lee Chun in Bulgaria is a story of love and friendship between three young people who put aside the cultural and ethnic prejudices in a world free of antiquated cultural dogmas.

PLATEAU, Germany, Bulgaria, UK
Ilian Metev (director)
Ingmar Trost, Sutor Kolonko & Ilian Metev, Chaconna Films (producers)
Logline: After years abroad, 43 year old psychoanalyst IRINA fails to reconnect with family and friends and develops unexpected feelings for a young patient.

SUMMER'S END
, Russia
Natalia Posovalova (director)
Alexander Mindadze, Liza Antonova (producers)
Passenger Film Studio
Logline: Coming of age story of a thirteen year-old boy trying to make it in rural post-Soviet Russia. On his journey into adulthood, he faces social injustice, torments of first love, and best friend’s betrayal. Will he be able to stay true to himself and his dreams after the summer ends?

THE ELEVATOR, Bulgaria
Yassen Grigorov (director)
Borislav Chouchkov (producer)
Chouchkov Brothers
Logline: In the summer holidays, Peter (9) has to confront the reality that his beloved grandpa is fading away. Supported by his friends, Peter stumbles on a magical gate to the Afterlife guarded by a ghost, and in confronting the challenges there, he comes to accept that Grandpa’s time is nearly over.

THE CONVULSIONS, France, Spain, Portugal
David Gutierrez Camps (director)
Luis Ortas Pau, Irena Lopez, Pablo Gregorio Venegas, Tathiana Sacilotto (producers)
IMY Prod, Timber Films, La Cinetica, Persona Non Grata
Logline: Ida and Roel realized their dream of living in an isolated house in the middle of nature and having children. But one of their two daughters suffers from epileptic seizures that destabilize the family and the film itself by producing unexpected fantastic twists.

USUD, Serbia
Stefan Malešević (director)
Andrijana Sofranic Šućur (producer)
Set Sail Films
Logline: In a pagan world from the past, a diligent peasant strives for material success at the cost of family unity. After he cuts ties with his brother, everything he owns crumbles despite his hard work. His bad luck takes him on a journey that could teach him the importance of belonging instead of owning.


FIRST FILMS FIRST

A DESERVED KISS, Turkey
Murat Uğurlu (director)
Asena Bulduk (producer)
Logline: Six people face the daily grind of life at a university campus in Ankara. Each in their own way, they confront the question of whether they deserve to be loved.

APOLLON BY DAY ATHENA BY NIGHT, Turkey
Emine Yildirim (director)
Dilde Mahalli (producer)
Logline: Asocial computer programmer Defne is being pestered by dead people desperate for human interaction. Once she realizes that there's no escape from these ghosts, she decides to take advantage of this gift/curse and search for her long-dead mother in the ruins of the ancient Greco-Roman port town of Side (Antalya). In this journey, she struggles with human nature, and finds herself in a shit storm of drama for both the living and the dead.

BLUE BANKS, Romania
Andreea Borțun (director)
Gabriela Suciu (producer)
Logline: Lavinia, a single mother, is trying to make a living for her and her son, in a poor Romanian village. When she gets a job in Marseille, she has to leave him behind. While she's away, he grows into a man.

EMBRYO, Serbia
Maša Šarović (director)
Jelena Šoškić (producer)
Logline: Ksenija is pregnant with Ljubo, but the presence of him and other members of the family isn't making her ecstatic.

GLORY B., Greece 
Konstantinos Antonopoulos (director)
Fani Skartouli (producer)
Logline: Two pilloried convicts shipwreck on a desert island. Justinian is a dethroned emperor, Zaharias a peaceful beekeeper. To survive they need to collaborate. A byzantine buddy movie about power and the need to wipe your own ass with somebody else's hand.

LOST YEARS, Slovenia
Aron Horvath Botka (director)
Logline: In the middle of nowhere a boy is waiting for a bus, instead, a girl arrives.

NIGHT WAVES, Croatia
Filip Heraković (director)
Tamara Babun, Matija Drniković (producers)
Logline: An outsider Uber driver seeks to find out the fate of a young Danish tourist who disappears after he cancels her ride.

YUGO FLORIDA, Serbia
Vladimir Tagić (director)
Marija Stojanović (producer)
Logline: Zoran's awkward and almost pointless life, including a pothead roommate, an unavailable ex-girlfriend and a job on reality TV, turns upside-down when his estranged and intolerable father is diagnosed with terminal illness and he is committed to help him through his final weeks.


TV SERIES

8 DAYS, Bulgaria
Dimitar Gotchev (producer)

BABYLAND, Bulgaria
Martichka Bozhilova (producer)
Agitprop
In Partnership with MIDPOINT TV Launch

DIFFERENT, Czech Republic
Jakub Kostal (producer)
Bionaut
In Partnership with Serie Series

FERDINAND, HIS ROYAL MAJESTY, Bulgaria
Krastyo Lambev (producer)
Concept Studio

KASKADÉŘI S.R.O., Czech Republic
Michal Sikora (producer)
Lonely Production
In Partnership with Serie Series

LIFE UNEXPECTED, Cyprus
Tonia Mishiali (producer)
Meraki Films
In Partnership with MIDPOINT TV Launch

MIDNIGHT SHIFT, Cyprus
Andreas Kyriacou (producer)
Splash Screen Entertainment
In Partnership with MIDPOINT TV Launch

TURBO, Serbia
Milan Stojanovic(producer)
SENSE Production
In Partnership with MIDPOINT TV Launch


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We are pleased to announce the Sofia Meetings 2021 selection for Works in Progress:

FICTION FEATURE FILMS

BO NAN ZA
, Bulgaria
Andrey Getov (director)
Andrey Getov, Simeon Tsonchev (producers)
CineEye Pictures
Mono Collective
Logline: What happens when a dignified urban drifter explores and remaps the common roads of a sleeping city?

CHAMLA, Bulgaria
Victor Bojinov (director)
Galina Toneva (producer)
Gala Film
Logline: A difficult youngster has to make a choice: crime and humiliation or an illusion of freedom and love. Couldn’t escape from reality?

HOW I LEARNED TO FLY
Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria
Radivoje Andrić (director)
Maja Popović, Milan Stojanović (producers)
Sense Production, Kinorama, Silverart, Art Fest
Logline: A seemingly boring vacation with two old ladies turns into a life changing experience for 12 year old Sofia as she kisses a boy, reunites with estranged family and faces mortality on an idyllic island in the Mediterranean.

I AM FINE, THANKS, Lithuania
Ernestas Jankauskas (director)
Gabija Siurbyte, Greta Akcijonaite (producers)
Dansu Films
Logline: Successful scientist hides her breakdowns that manifest as crazy hallucinations in order to maintain her socially perfect image.

JIRI, Bulgaria
Petya Yossifova (director)
Ivan Tonev (producer)
Ars Digital Studio
Logline: "Jiri" is an unbridled and crazy story, full of love and music (and drugs), in which many eccentric characters meet and where three friends devoted to love fall into a musical love triangle and embark on the "marathon" of time.

MIMI, North Macedonia
Darijan Pejovski (director)
Tomi Salkovski (producer)
Skopje Film Studio
Logline: A delusional girl, who is infertile, becomes obsessed with her friend’s new-born son, to a degree that she develops a “phantom pregnancy”. 

MISS FUTURO, Spain
Antonio Morales (director)
Jon Arrospide (producer)
Antonio Morales PC
Logline: Wouldn't it be great not having to know what's coming ahead? The adventurous soul of Agnès Varda guides the filmmaker as he follows a middle-aged woman, plunged into a spiritual crisis, across the streets of New York. The woman will only find solace through the blessing of new Manhattan Goddesses.

PETYA OF MY PETYA, Bulgaria
Alexander Kossev (director)
Nikolay Urumov (producer)
Band of Friends Pictures

Logline: Talented, outspoken and rebellious teenager Petya feels betrayed by everyone she trusts. A surreal encounter between life and death with her poetess idol Petya Dubarova helps her find truth about love.

PHI 1.618, Bulgaria, Canada
Teo Ushev (director)
Orlin Ruevski (producer)
Peripeteia
Logline: A darkly animated punk girl bedevils the brutalist world of a new breed of loveless immortal men.

RHINO, Ukraine, Poland, Germany
Oleg Sentsov (director)
Denis Ivanov, Oleg Sentsov, Dariusz Jablonski,
Izabela Wojcik, Violetta Kaminska, Heino Deckert (producers)
Arthouse Traffic, Krai Kinema, Apple Film Production, Ma.Ja.De
Logline: Where is the rhino running to? Do you know? If he runs into you your whole life will pass before your eyes. 

ROCK. SCISSORS. GRENADE., Ukraine
Iryna Tsilyk (director)
Vladimir Yatsenko, Anna Sobolevska (producers)
Forefilms
Logline: This is a warm coming-of-age story about the growing boy from the ’90s who found his life ''teacher" in the grandmother's boyfriend, whose name is Felix. Felix is a very specific character; he was "a soldier of fortune" in the USSR' special forces. Sometimes Felix drunk and dancing almost naked in the living room, sometimes he showed the boy how to use a gun, or how to deal with any other boys' struggles. That story shows us a fragile relationship between the growing boy and Felix. One day that boy's become the growing man thanks to Felix.

SNOW WHITE DIES AT THE END, North Macedonia
Kristijan Risteski (director)
Darko Popov (producer)
Vertigo Visual
Logline: In a society where almost everybody farts backwards, six stubborn, proper-farting citizens pay a harsh price for being resolute to stay true to their own values.

SPRING EQUINOX, Bulgaria
Ivan Pavlov (director)
Mariana Pavlova, Vesselka Kiryakova (producers)
АРТ 47, Red Carpet
Logline: The spring equinox can be a small gesture, a confession unspoken, a reconciliatory forgiveness – all the simple things that, in an instant, balance the dark and the light in this murky life. 

THE GOOD DRIVER, Finland, Bulgaria
Tonislav Hristov (director)
Kaarle Aho (producer)
Making Movies Oy
Logline: While trying to make up for his mistakes and show his wife and son that he's a changed man, Ivan, a Bulgarian taxi driver, understands that there are many ways to prove one's worth.

THE SHORT STRAW , Finland, Bulgaria
Dimiter Petkov (director)
Ivan Tonev (producer)
Ars Digital Studio
Logline: During his night shift, Sargeant Gruev gets his "baptism of fire" - to kill an innocent man.

THE WORD, Czech Republic, Slovakia
Beata Parkanová (director)
Vojtěch Frič, Maros Hecko, Ondrej Kulhánek, Peter Veverka (producers)
love.FRAME, Azyl Production, Bontonfilm Studios
Logline: The story of the film depicts the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Václav Vojíř and Věra Vojířová, their family and their immediate surroundings between the summer of 1968 and the summer of 1969.

VEGGIE GARDEN IN THE CONFLICT ZONE, Georgia
Besik Solomonashvili (director)
Besik Solomanashvili, Vladimer Katcharava (producers)
Bisstudia, Caucasian Film Service
Logline: A farmer in a small country-Georgia, tortured by Russian aggression, tries to protect his small cabin and his veggie garden without taking up arms, although the militarized environment defeats him. This is a confrontation between a large militarist state and an individual.

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DOCUMENTARY FILMS

BEFORE THE END
Bulgaria
Eldora Traykova (director)
Assen Vladimirov (producer)
ProFilm
Logline: Today a small Bulgarian village is dying, but tomorrow our planet may look like it.

GO BACK!

Germany
Boris Despodov (director)
Nina Frese, Boris Despodov (producers)
Pandora Film, Arthouse Blockbusters
Logline: While he is looking for the light, suddenly is devoured by the darkness.

SEDIMENTS
Spain
Adrián Silvestre (director)
Adrián Silvestre, Javier Pérez Santana (producers)
Testamento, Adrián Silvestre Films
Logline: Like the Earth, our interior is formed by different strata, which forge our identity and tell our life story. Can time and external phenomena alter our sheer essence?

THE CARS WE DROVE INTO CAPITALISM
Bulgaria
Boris Missirkov, Georgi Bogdanov (directors)
Martichka Bozhilova (producer)
Agitprop
Logline: A cinematic, character-driven insight to what it meant to produce and to own a car in communist times: the Socialist propaganda dreams and the hard reality of living that dream. The freedom that these slow and clumsy vehicles were giving to their owners; the cars as an instrument in the Cold War battle; legends and homemade tune-ups as an attempt to stand at least a little bit off the crowd. The film is an elegant, witty and profound take on how the past lives on in the present – literally in the form of the cars, and as ideas.

THE LAST OF THE SEAGULLS
Bulgaria
Tonislav Hristov (director)
Kaarle Aho (producer)
Making Movies Oy
Logline: Bulgarian “seagull" Ivan, 58, used to chase wealthy foreign ladies at Sunny Beach resort. He has seen Soviets coming and leaving, Westerners flooding in and leaving again. Now, with his EU-passport, the hunter has become a bait.


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SHORT FILMS

BREATHE
Bulgaria
Biser Jonev (director)
Biser Jonev, Delyana Angelova (producers)
Chapla, Visionary Foundation
Logline: One night in the life of a bartender who has a harmonica stuck to his mouth.

FROM HERE TO THERE
Bulgaria
Georgi Martev (director)
Georgi Martev, Lyubomir Balabanov (producers)
Modern Minds Productions, EuroFilms
Logline: In the midst of his crumbling reality, Yavor, the youngest inhabitant of a small Bulgarian village, dreams of another world - a world of possibilities.

GOOD NIGHT, LILY
Bulgaria
Peter Vulchev (director)
Nevelin Vulchev, Peter Vulchev (producers)
Equal
Logline: Nothing is empty in this world.

SANTIAGO
Bulgaria
Andrey Koulev (director)
Assia Kovanova (producer)
Koulev Film Production
Logline: Animated short film inspired by Hemingway’s ‘The Old Man and the Sea’. The story is located at the Noth.

SHELL IN LOVE
Bulgaria
Svilen Dimitrov (director)
georgi Dimitrov, Ilian Djevelekov, Matey Konstantinov (producers)
Miramar Film
Logline: Having lived through a traumatic experience, a Snail dwells in isolation in his fantastic inner universe.

SPELL
Bulgaria
Victoria Karakoleva (director)
Lyubo Yonchev, Rosen Savkov, Mihail Mihailov (producers)
Four Elementz, Studio 1+1
Logline: A curse that drives you insane. A secret... What does it take to wake yourself again?

WHOEVER
Bulgaria
Milko Yovchev (director)
Tihomira Temelkova (producer)
Replica
Logline: A forgotten elderly actor is presented with the unexpected opportunity to step on stage once again. The theatre, however, appears to have changed, and he needs to decide if he belongs there.