FESTIVALS: Budapest International Documentary Festival 2021 Moves Online

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    BUDAPEST: The 7th edition of the Budapest International Documentary Festival runs 1 to 10 March 2021, screening 30 documentaries in competition. The event will be held online, because Hungarian film theatres are closed and not expected to reopen until the beginning of March.

    BIDF will show the most recent (finished in 2019 or 2020) documentaries. After the premiere screenings the films will be available in Hungary on the festival's home page until 10 March. The prizes will be awarded by a jury composed of 25 international and national experts.

    Garin Hovannisian's I Am not Alone (USA) will open the festival, telling the story of a man who walked across Armenia in the hope of inspiring a revolution. The competition includes 11 features from the CEE region, of which five are Hungarian.

    International competition:

    Acasă My Home (Romania, Finland, Germany)
    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, MEDIA – Creative Europe, Cinelab, Beep Studio

    A Little Girl (France)
    Directed by Sébastien Lifshitz

    A Married Couple (Denmark)
    Directed by Emil Langballe

    The Art of Movement / A mozdulat művészete (Germany, Hungary)
    Directed by Boglárka Börcsök, Andreas Bolm
    Produced by Whole Wall Films
    Coproduced by Tanzfonds Erbe
    Supported by József Attila Circle, National Film Institute – Film Archive

    A Thousand Cuts (USA, Philippines)
    Directed by Ramona S. Diaz)

    Motherlands / Anyaföldek (Hungary, Romania)
    Directed by Gabriel Babsi
    Produced by ELF Pictures
    Coproduced by Domestic Film

    Her Mothers / Anyáim története (Hungary)
    Directed by Asia Dér, Sára Haragonics
    Produced by Campfilm
    Coproduced by HBO Europe, MatchFrame Productions
    Supported by Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program

    Caught in the Net (Czech Republic)
    Directed by Barbora Chalupová, Vít Klusák
    Produced by Hypermarket Film
    Coproduced by Czech Television, Peter Kerekes Film
    Supported by Czech Film Fund, Slovak Audiovisual Fund

    Eye to Eye (Finland)
    Directed by John Webster

    Gorbachev. Heaven (Latvia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Vitaly Mansky
    Produced by Film Studio Vertov
    Coproduced by Hypermarket Film

    I Am Not Alone (USA, Armenia)
    Directed by Garin Hovannisian

    Tales from the Prison Cell / Mesék a zárkából (Hungary)
    Directed by Ábel Visky
    Produced by Proton Cinema
    Supported by National Film Institue - Hungary

    Nocturne (South Korea)
    Directed by Jeong Gwanjo

    One More Jump (Italy)
    Directed by Manu Gerosa

    Our Motherland (Netherlands)
    Directed by Shamira Raphaela

    Reunited (Denmark, Sweden)
    Directed by Mira Jargil

    Ringside (Germany, USA)
    Directed by Andre Hörmann

    Run Like a Girl (Denmark)
    Directed by Katrine W. Kjær

    Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth (UK)
    Directed by Jeanie Finlay

    Self Portrait (Norway)
    Directed by Katja Høgset, Margreth Olin, Espen Wallin

    Some Kind of Heaven (USA)
    Directed by Lance Oppenheim

    Songs of Repression (Denmark)
    Directed by Marianne Hougen-Moraga, Estephan Wagner

    Strip and War (Belarus, Poland)
    Directed by Andrei Kutsila
    Produced by Studio Filmowe Everest
    Coproduced by: Belsat TV - Fundacja Strefa Solidarności

    Sunless Shadows (Iran, Norway)
    Directed by Mehrdad Oskouei

    Born in Auschwitz / Születési helye: Auschwitz (Hungary)
    Directed by Eszter Cseke, András S. Takácrs
    Produced by Spot Productions
    Coproduced by Laokoon Filmgroup, AMC Networks International Central Europe, NDR/Arte

    The Mole Agent (Chile)
    Directed by Maite Alberdi

    The Painter and The Thief (Norway)
    Directed by Benjamin Ree

    The Wall of Shadows (Poland, Germany, Switzerland)
    Directed by Eliza Kubarska
    Produced by Braidsmade Films
    Coproduced by Corso Film, TILT Production, TVP 2, ZDF/Arte

    Walchensee Forever (Germany)
    Directed by Janna Ji Wonders

    Welcome to Chechnya (USA)
    Directed by David France