Polish and Chilean Directors Launch Crowdfunding Campaign

    Katarzyna Klimkiewicz and Dominga Sotomayor Katarzyna Klimkiewicz and Dominga Sotomayor

    WARSAW: Acclaimed young, female directors, Dominga Sotomayor and Katarzyna Klimkiewicz have launched an Indiegogo campaign to finance their joint short film project The Time Before.

    They two hope to raise 10,000 EUR by 1 March 2013. The 2012 Rotterdam Tiger Award-winner (Sotomayor) and the 2010 European Film Award Winner for Best Short Film (Klimkiewicz) co-wrote and will co-direct the film.

    The film is derived from two inspirations: a poem by the Polish poet Wisława Szymborska called Road Accident, and Dominga’s childhood experiences while living on the island of Chiloé. This resulting script is an ensemble story of a family waiting for a missing member to join them for a celebration. The film is described as a slow-burning mood piece told through a series of visual impressions, with an undertone of insecurity and untold tension.

    The Time Before is a Polish/Chilean coproduction which came out of the CPH DOX’s 2012 DOX: LAB programme. They international production team includes Rebeca Gutiérrez (Cinestacion Ltda., Chile) and Jan Naszewski (New Europe Film Sales, Poland).

    The ten-day shoot will take place in March on location on Chiloé Island in Chile. The production will use a small crew and non-professional actors. The project will be pitched at the BAFICI FF’s Buenos Aires Lab in March 2013 and it will premiere at the CPH:DOX film festival in October 2013.