I know that Alex Shiriaieff and his team and the great tutors he invites to guide our projects are already tired to be tagged in our posts... but still. We would like to share with you some great news from… More Prizren, Kosovo, where we just pitched at Dokufest our documentary project and guess... we won the award for the best pitch! :) Thank you Alex again and thank you to the whole group that gave us precious feedback in Armenia this July :)
do we have filmmakers from Bulgaria, Romania, MOLDOVA and Serbia in this group? there is this interesting call (not to be missed)...
Summer Film Scholarships and Production Grant offered for those dedicated to Fiction-Non-Fiction Cinema diving into the Deep Stories of our Times (details on www.cineimpact.org). Care and share to your friends this message along the magic of making high quality films in 14 days:
Submit your films to the 22nd edition of One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. Submitted films need to meet these criteria: Feature or mid-length (minimum length 40 minutes)… More documentary films; Short documentary or animated films for children – for Docs for Kids category only; Interactive films for virtual reality; Films with English subtitles or English-spoken films; Films made in the past 2 years (2018 - 2020); Unfinished films can be submitted upon prior agreement with the festival First film submission deadline: September 1st, 2019. Final film submission deadline: November 1st, 2019 (for films finished between September and November 2019)
One of the projects in the B2B Doc family - The Earth Is Blue as an Orange by Iryna Tsilyk (produced by Anna Kapustina, Giedrė Žickytė) has got the support from IDFA Bertha Fund. One of the six winning film… More projects, it will get €40,000 through the IBF Europe - International Co-Production funding scheme! Congratulations and keep up the good work with your movie!
There is a fight for cinema Kyiv in the very centre of the Ukrainian capital. The city administration wants to sign the leasing contract with another renter, which is not interested in running the cinema. The… More Ukrainian film community tries to preserve the cinema, which has become one of the main venues for film screenings and festivals. The guards today used the brutal force to detain one of our colleagues, film editor Mykola Bazarkin during the civil action to protect the public cinema from stealing. Watch the video in the gallery.
Yesterday B2B Doc arranged the second webinar, dedicated to what a filmmaker has to keep in mind when he/she enters the production stage of the film project. We had filmmakers from Ukraine, Belarus, Romania,… More Russia, Moldova, Georgia and Armenia participating in the webinar. The tutors were Malcolm Dixelius and Anastasia Kirillova. The webinar was moderated by Anya Belyaeva. The first webinar in this series was about pre-production, the next one will be about post-production. It is scheduled for June 20th. Keep an eye on our news not to miss it!!!
Hello, me and Pawel Jozwiak-Rodan are Polish producers looking for a co-producer from Sweden who would help us organize a few shooting days in Sweden for our documentary project: „A man with a wardrobe" about… More Polish film director, actor and rector of National Filmschool Henryk Kluba who played in famous short film "Two people with a wardrobe " by Roman Polański. The main theme of the film is Kluba’s way from dreams to success, from success to compromise also with Peoples Poland cenzorship, then from compromise to hypocrisy and bitter self-reflection. His son lives in Sweden and we want to shoot his trip to Poland as a journey into the past, a journey to get to know his own Father. We got a financing for development from Polish Film Institute and now applying for a production financing. This is a trailer:
Applicants to the MegaCities-ShortDocs Film Festival will get feedback on their documentary film by a professional jury. You could be one of the finalists to win a ticket & accommodation to attend the Paris… More Award Ceremony. Awarded ShortDoc Makers and Initiative Owners will also receive prizes up to € 2 000 and their ShortDocs will be screened all around the world’s largest megacities.
The second B2B Doc webinar in the series of three is online tomorrow! Malcolm Dixelius and Anastasia Kirillova will talk about the most important things the filmmakers should know when they enter the production stage of the documentary film project. You can ask Malcolm and Anastasia questions of course!
The B2BDoc "Documentary Storytelling with a Personal Voice" workshop has ended. A massive thank you for Karin Ekberg and Johanna Bernhardson for coming to Moldova to share their knowledge and inspire these… More female filmmakers to express their voice and film more! Not only have the girls managed to do a short film in 3 days, but also to screen it at the CRONOGRAF International Documentary Film Festival which were grateful for hosting us ✨
Maksim Shveds documentary Pure Art (Pure Art / Czysta Sztuka) has been premiered at Krakow Film Festival yesterday evening. The project has been supported by B2B DOC since the development and we are very happy… More to see it screened at one of the most prestigious film festivals! This screening was preceded by yet another one excellent Belorussian documentary - Summa by Andrei Kutsila, which previously received the IDFA Award for Best Mid-Length Documentary in 2018.
Take a look at the 12 selected projects for Ex Oriente Film 2019. This year we have received a record number of 107 projects from 40 countries. Thank you to all for submitting your works!