13-03-2014

FNE at SIFF 2014: Twelve Projects Participate in Sofia Meetings

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SOFIA: Eight fiction and four documentary works-in-progress will be presented at the Sofia Meetings, running 13-16 March 2014.

The eight feature fiction films are:

BARELY AN OCEAN
Bulgaria, 120 min
A young man returns to the deserted house of his deceased parents to confront his past and his inner demons, before his ultimate departure.

DIRECTOR
Pavel G. Vesnakov
PRODUCERS
Monica Balcheva, Konstantin Bojanov
PRODUCTION
Argentum Lux Films

CONTACT
Argentum Lux Films
Tel: + 359 886 785 534 / + 1 646 479 9345
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BUFFER ZONE
Bulgaria, 120 min
“ME” – the main character, Todor Cherkezov, has survived an automobile accident in which his wife was killed. He himself has been left half-blind. A man of vision, he “envisions” several dreams, through which he realizes his own guilt and finally arrives at mercy.

DIRECTOR
Georgi Djulgerov
PRODUCER
Svetla Tsotsorkova, Nadejda Koseva
PRODUCTION
Front Film

CONTACT
Front Film Ltd.
Tel: + 359898552388
Tel: + 359888325022
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PANAMA
Serbia, 100 min
Jovan, an occasional student and a womanizer, starts dating Maja casually. Slowly, her mysterious and shady behavior intrigues him. Following videos and clues over the social networks, Jovan finds indications of Maja's parallel life. In the web of lies, pride, jealousy and passionate sex, Jovan loses himself only to find who Maja really is.

DIRECTOR
Pavle Vučković
PRODUCER
Tatjana Žeželj Gojković
PRODUCTION
Collapse Films

CONTACT
Collapse Films
Tel: +381600287671
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THE JUDGEMENT
Bulgaria-Germany-Croatia-Macedonia, 2014, 115 min
This is the story of Mityo and his son Vasko, who live in a poor area, near to the Bulgarian-Turkish-Greek Border. Mityo lost everything that mattered to him – his wife, his work, the confidence of his son, Vasko. In order to get him back, Mityo has to find forgiveness and pay for his sin, done 25 years ago.

DIRECTOR
Stephan Komandarev
PRODUCER
Stephan Komandarev, Boris T. Matic, Angela Nestorovska, Vladimir Anastasov, Alexander Rijs, Christine Haupt, Katya Trichkova, Polly Gencheva
PRODUCTION
Argo Film, Neue Mediopolis Filmroduktion, Propeler Film, Sektor Film

CONTACT
Argo Film
Tel: + 359 878 308 238
Tel: + 359 879 815 542
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THE LESSON
Bulgaria, 100 min
In a small Bulgarian town Nadezhda, a young teacher, is looking for the robber in her class so she can teach him a lesson about right and wrong. But when she gets in debt to loan sharks, can she find the right way out herself?

DiRECTORS
Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
PRODUCERS
Magdelena Ilieva, Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva
PRODUCTION
Abraxas Film Ltd

CONTACT
Abraxas Film Ltd
Tel: + 359 884120775
Tel: + 359 885733928
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THE SINKING OF SOZOPOL
Bulgaria, 110 min
When the last hope is desperately away, the only salvation is Miracle.

DIRECTOR
Kostadin Bonev
PRODUCERS
Georgi Balkanski, Vladimir Andreev
PRODUCTION
Borough Film
CO-PRODUCTION
Magic Shop, ET Popov, E and G Grip, Bulgarian National TV, Supported by the National Film Center

CONTACT
Borough Film
Tel: + 359 888920114
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THE WOMAN OF MY LIFE
Bulgaria, 108 min
5 year old Azad (Kurd from Iraq) is engaged to his cousin Vian but war separates them. 15 years later he accidentally meets her on his way to Europe and falls in love with her without recognizing she is actually his fiancée. Vian, however, is involved in a deadly political game and cannot reveal herself to him. Azad tries to save her at any cost - even if they remain separated forever. Will love once again prove to be stronger than terrorism?

DIRECTOR
Antoniy Donchev
PRODUCER
Ivan Tonev
PRODUCTION
ARS Digital Studio

CONTACT
ARS Digital Studio
Tel/Fax: + 35928468361
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TRAVELATOR
Serbia, 99 min
A teenage assassin working as a killer for a criminal gangs, sets out on a long voyage from Serbia to gun down a witness under security protection program, who luxuriates in the artificial worlds of Las Vegas.

DIRECTOR
Dusan Milic
PRODUCERS
Dusan Milic, Goran Susljik
PRODUCTION
Film Deluxe, Eye to Eye

CONTACT
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The four documentary projects are:

LIFE IS AN ETERNAL SWING
Belgium-Bulgaria, 90 min
Marked by the chaotic history of Bulgaria, a female vocal trio and their musicians are trying to live a normal life in an abnormal country. They shed the grains of memories, hopes and dreams of a generation, which refuses to be lost.

DIRECTOR
André Chandelle
PRODUCER
Serge Kestemon, Véra Chandelle, Rossitsa Valkanova
PRODUCTION
Fabrikata Film Production

CONTACT
Fabrikata Film Production
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LISTEN
Bulgaria, 80 min
The American funded Radio Free Europe was a big "enemy" of communist Bulgaria until 1989.
Why was Radio Free Europe so dangerous?
"Listen" takes the viewer on a journey through history by mixing together archive footage never seen and heard before.

DIRECTOR
Diana Ivanova
PRODUCER
Albena Kovatcheva
PRODUCTION
ACTINK

CONTACT
Actink
Tel: + 359 899 967 899
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LOVE AND ENGINEERING
Finland-Germany-Bulgaria, 80 min
Digital geeks looking for analogue love.

DIRECTOR
Tonislav Hristov
PRODUCERS
Kaarle Aho, Thomas Tielsch, Martichka Bozhilova
PRODUCTION
Making Movies Oy, Filmtank GmbH, AGITPROP

CONTACT
Agitprop
Tel: + 359 2 983 14 11
Fax: + 359 2 983 19 29
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THE JAPANESE SANDMAN Bulgaria-France, 51 min
"The Japanese Sandman" is a documentary film about a dance marathon staged at the French MAC/VAL museum during the year 2011. This event was inspired by Horace McCoy`s novel "They Shoot Horses, Don`t They?" and the type of dance marathons popular within the Great Depression of the 1930s.

DiRECTOR
François Nouguies
PRODUCERS
Stéphanie Airaud, Patricia Brignone, Antonie Bergemeier
PRODUCTION
Le Dernier Film Prod

CONTACT
Le Dernier Film Prod
Tel: + 33685183464
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