04-07-2012

KVIFF: WORKS IN PROGRESS 2012 AWARD

AWARD 10.000 EUROS IN SERVICES FOR THE MOST PROMISING PROJECT

Every year, producers present the latest feature production from Central and Eastern Europe in the Works in Progress during the Karlovy Vary IFF. This one-day presentation designed for international distributors, sales agents, and festival programmers offers a selection of quality feature films, recently completed or in post-production, whose premieres are expected after July 2012. Producers present their films in an eight-minute pitch, including a trailer and/or film clips.

18 selected projects were presented on July 2, 2012 at the 47th Karlovy Vary IFF. The international jury has selected the most promising project which will receive the award 10.000 Euros in services from the event's partner Barrandov Studios.

Award for the most promising project 2012 goes to:

The Eternal Return of Antonis P (I Aionia Epistrofi Tou Antoni Paraskeua),
directed by Elina Psykou, Greece


the project was presented by:
Elina Psykou and Giorgos Karnavas

The film is Elina Psykou's debut and she wrote also the script.

Jury statement:

"In general, we were quite happy with the quality level of the presented projects, but one stood out above the rest.

We chose the film with the most unique and clear vision of the filmmakers and we see great promise in the project. The jury is happy to support the first feature film of the director and we imagine a bright future for her. Even from the short presentation we were intrigued by the main character, his world and the film´s visual style.

The jury unanimously decided to choose THE ETERNAL RETURN OF ANTONIS P "


The Works in Progress Jury 2012:
Ivo Andrle, Aerofilms, Czech Republic
Amy Dotson, Independent Filmmakers Projects, USA
SIlje Nikoline Glimsdal, TrustNordisk, Denmark


The Film Synopsis:
Antonis arrives in a luxurious hotel by the sea. It is wintertime and he wanders around in the empty, closed for the season hotel while his "disappearance" is headline on all media. For twenty years, he has been the main presenter of a popular morning show in a leading TV Channel. Very soon, he will have to end this charade and return. He dreams of his celebratory comeback. But he is not ready to do so... His non-return is the only pathway in order to preserve his personal "immortality".

The films presented in the Works in Progress 2012:

An Almost New Year / An Almost New Year

Dir. Paul Negoescu, Romania

Chce sie Zyc / The Will To Live

Dir. Maciej Pieprzyca, Poland

Chemi Sabnis Naketsi / A Fold in My Blanket

Dir. Zaza Rusadze, Georgia

Graduation Year / Graduation Year

Dir. Andris Gauja, Latvia

Halimin put / Halima's Path

Dir. Arsen Anton Ostojic, Croatia

I Aionia Epistrofi Tou Antonis Paraskeua / The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskeua

Dir. Elina Psykou, Greece

Miluj ma alebo odíď / Love me or Leave me

Dir. Mariana Čengel Solčanská, Slovakia

Mom, I love you!/ Mom, I love you!

Dir. Janis Nords, Latva and Lithuania

Môj pes Killer / My Dog Killer

Dir. Mira Fornay, Slovakia

Nepravděpodobná romance / An Unlikely Romance

Ivan Vojnár, Czech Republic

Omega Rose / Omega Rose

Dir. George Dorobanţu, Romania

Ostatnie piętro / Last Floor

Dir. Tadeusz Król, Poland

Poklosie / Aftermath

Dir. Władyslaw Pasikowski, Poland

The Other/ The Other

Dir. Ivona Juka, Croatia

The Term/ The Term

Dir. Pavel Kostomarov, Alexandr Rastorguev, Russia, Estonia

Wild Duck / Wild Duck

Dir. Yannis Sakaridis, Greece

Yozgat Blues / Yozgat Blues

Dir. Mahmut Fazil Coskun, Turkey

Zimniy Put / Winterpath

Dir. Sergey Taramaev, Russia