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 CiorniciucProduced by Manifest FilmCoproduced by HBO Europe, Corso Film, Kino CompanySupported 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 TsilykProduced by Albatros Communicos UkraineCoproduced by MoonmakersSupported 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 AkinProduced by French Quarter Film, Takes FilmCoproduced by AMA Productions, RMV Film, Inland Film in cooperation with Sveriges TelevisionSupported by the Georgian National Film Center
collective / colectiv (Romania, Luxembourg)Directed by Alexander NanauProduced by Alexander Nanau ProductionCoproduced by Samsa Film, HBO EuropeSupported 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
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.