13-12-2019

Films from CEE Countries Selected for Sundance 2020

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WARSAW: Eight films from CEE countries have been selected for the Sundance Film Festival, which will take place in Utah, USA from 23 January to 2 February 2020.

Romanian majority coproduction Acasă, My Home by Radu Ciorniciuc and Lithuanian minority coproduction The Earth Is Blue as an Orange by Iryna Tsilyk will have their world premieres among the 12 titles selected for the World Cinema Documentary Competition. Both of them were developed at the dok.incubator workshop.

And Then We Danced by Levan Akin and collective by the German/Romanian Alexander Nanau were selected for the Spotlight section, gathering the most valuable films of 2019.

Two animated short films supported by the Czech Film Fund will compete in the Animated Shorts Competition, while one film from Estonia and another from North Macedonia were selected for the International Narrative Shorts Competition.

FILMS FROM CEE COUNTRIES SELECTED FOR SUNDANCE 2020:

World Cinema Documentary Competition:

Acasă, My Home (Romania, Germany, Finland)
Directed by Radu Ciorniciuc
Produced by Manifest Film
Coproduced by HBO Europe, Corso Film, Kino Company
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, the Romanian Television (TVR), Creative Europe, Cinelab, Beep Studio

The Earth Is Blue as an Orange (Ukraine, Lithuania)
Directed by Iryna Tsilyk
Produced by Albatros Communicos Ukraine
Coproduced by Moonmakers
Supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre, the Ukrainian State Agency, IDFA Bertha Fund Classic and IDFA Bertha Fund Europe Co-production
 
Spotlight:

And Then We Danced (Sweden, Georgia, France, Finland)
Directed by Levan Akin
Produced by French Quarter Film, Takes Film
Coproduced by AMA Productions, RMV Film, Inland Film in cooperation with Sveriges Television
Supported by the Georgian National Film Center

collective / colectiv (Romania, Luxembourg)
Directed by Alexander Nanau
Produced by Alexander Nanau Production
Coproduced by Samsa Film, HBO Europe
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, the Luxemburg Film Fund and the Sundance Documentary Fund, with the contribution of RTS Switzerland, RSI Switzerland, YES Docu, MDR Germany

International Narrative Shorts:

Bad Hair (Estonia)
Directed by Oskar Lehemaa

Sticker (North Macedonia)
Directed by Georgi M. Unkovski

Animated Shorts:

Daughter (Czech Republic)
Directed by Daria Kashcheeva

Sh_t Happens (Czech Republic, Slovakia, France)
Directed by Michaela Mihalyi, David Štumpf

Click HERE for the dok.incubator press release and HERE for the Czech animated films press release.