FESTIVALS: Docu Rough Cut Boutique 2021 Chooses Five Projects

    Atonal Glow by Alexander Koridze Atonal Glow by Alexander Koridze

    SARAJEVO: The 11th edition of Docu Rough Cut Boutique, the development platform of the Sarajevo Film Festival's Industry Section and Balkan Documentary Center, announced the selection of five projects that will go through intensive group and individual meetings with mentors before being presented during the CineLink Industry Days in August 2021.

    Docu Rough Cut Boutique will build on the experience from the previous year, when the organisers had to deal with new conditions dictated by the pandemic, and work in three modules: in Budapest from 22 March (online), in Sofia in June 2021 (online or residential) and in Sarajevo in August (residential).

    Bottlemen by Nemanja VojinovićExplaining the selection Rada Šešić and Martichka Bozhilova stated: “The passion and dedication of the chosen filmmakers to their projects is overwhelmingly apparent and invigorating. Their stories are not only meaningful and highly compelling, but their approach is fresh and original; they are looking into aspects of life from less explored angles.”

    The projects, which come from Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Italy, Poland, Serbia and Slovenia, will compete for four awards: CAT&Docs Award (2,000 EUR), HBO Europe Award (2,000 EUR), IDFA Award (full invitation to IDFA 2021) and DOK Preview Award (invitation to present a project at DOK Leipzig 2021).

    Selected projects

    Atonal Glow (Georgia)
    Directed by Alexandre Koridze
    Produced by Spark

    Bottlemen (Serbia, Slovenia)
    Directed by Nemanja Vojinović
    Produced by Rt dobre Nade
    Co-produced by Urgh! and Set Sail Films

    Cent'anni (Slovenia, Poland, Italy)
    Directed by Maja Prelog
    Produced by Cvinger Film
    My Dad's Lessons by Dalija Dozet, photo: HulahopCo-produced by Agresywna Banda, Zena Films

    My Dad's Lessons (Croatia, Slovenia)
    Directed by Dalija Dozet
    Produced by Hulahop
    Co-produced by December

    No Place for You in Our Town (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Nikolay Stefanov
    Produced by Smarty Pants Shooter