SEE FF 2021 - FEATURE SELECTION
Encounter in the Air - Ardit Sadiku
Runtime:1 hour 30 minutes
Completion Date:November 15, 2019
Country of Origin:Albania
Country of Filming:Albania
Production Company: Ardit Sadiku Film
Ardit Sadiku - Director
Ardit Sadiku - Writer
Herton Meta - “Blerimi”
Todi Kasemi - “Drini”
Auron Mimaj - “Gezimi”
Blerim, an employee of a TV station,
takes on a highly unusual side gig — one that immerses him in a world of mental illness, paranoia, and blurred reality.
Dante's Heaven - Dimitar Radev
Project Title (Original Language):Рая на Данте
Runtime:1 hour 52 minutes
Completion Date:August 19, 2020
Production Budget:190,000 EUR
Country of Origin:Bulgaria
Country of Filming:Bulgaria
Dimitar Radev - Director
Dimitar Radev - Writer
Nikolay Mutafchiev - Producer
Eleni Dekidis - Producer
Vladimir Penev - “Dante”
Radina Borshosh - “Raya”
Dante’s life (64) has lost its meaning after the death of his mother and his retirement. The one thing that motivates Dante to keep on living is to take revenge on his mother’s tormentors when after her death he finds out closely guarded secrets from the past.
He meets Raya/Heaven/ (18), the granddaughter of one of the rapists. Will she ignite his desire for revenge or lead him to forgiveness?
Senior Citizen - Marinos Kartikkis
Project Title (Original Language):ΠΟΛΙΤΗΣ ΤΡΙΤΗΣ ΗΛΙΚIΑΣ
Runtime:1 hour 24 minutes
Completion Date:February 20, 2020
Production Budget:70,000 EUR
Country of Origin:Cyprus
Country of Filming:Cyprus
MARINOS KARTIKKIS - Director
MARINOS KARTIKKIS - Writer
TONIA MISHIALI - Producer
ANDROS ACHILLEOS - Producer
MARINOS KARTIKKIS - Producer
ANTONIS KATSARIS - “THEOHARIS”
MARINA ARGYRIDOU - “EVGENIA”
LENIA SOROCOU - “ATHENA”
YIOLA KLITOU - “LITSA”
Theoharis, an elderly and lonely man, takes refuge in the hospital every evening to spend the night. He sleeps on the benches and chairs of the outpatients’ wing because he is afraid to be alone. Every morning he returns to his house, where his only companion is his cat and his memories.
One night he is discovered by a young nurse, Evgenia, who tries to learn more about him. Theoharis is initially skeptical and refuses to give her any information. Gradually, however, a relationship of trust between the two begins to be built and Evgenia tries to help him.
Tall Tales - Attila Szász
Project Title (Original Language):Apró mesék
Runtime:1 hour 52 minutes
Completion Date:February 1, 2019
Production Budget:2,000,000 USD
Country of Origin:Hungary
Country of Filming:Hungary
Attila Szász - Director
Norbert Köbli - Writer
Tamás Lajos - Producer
Ábel KövesProducer - Eternal Winter
Tamás Szabó Kimmel - Cast
Vica Kerekes - Cast
Levente Molnár - Cast
Shortly after the end of World War II, a con man on the run finds himself in a passionate love affair that may well cost him his life.
The Happiness Effect - Borjan Zafirovski
Written and Directed by Borjan Zafirovski.
Co-writer Dejan Dukovski.
Producer: Sasho Pesev
Cast: Dejana Poposka, Sashko Kocev, Ana Stojanovska, Sara Anastasovska, Jovica Mihajlovski, Petre Arsovski, Mimi Tanevska.
Editor: Andrija Zafranovich
Cinematographer : Dimo Popov
Production design: Vanja Bartling
Costum design: Burm Musliu
Ost by : Ognen Atanasovski, Galathea
Sound design : Bratislav Zafirovski
The film i supported by Macedonian Film Agency,
Serbia Film Agency, Kosovo Film Fund and Montenegro film Agency.
Production of the movie November, 2019 .
Duration 90 min.
Production companies: New Macedonian Video, New Moment, Living Pictures, B2 movies, Max Film.
Lea is a young girl on the brink of death. She begins her final challenge, a thesis that seeks proof in the belief that happiness can be multiplied, as can the feelings of sadness, loneliness, and misery. Unfolding the research, she discovers the "Werther Effect", a phenomenon that creates a negative domino effect.
She turns to her work on a project which will achieve the opposite effect, something which would be named the "happiness effect". Utilizing an eclectic, individualistic approach to experimentation and the power of positive thinking, connections and equations lead her on a path to uncover ultimate happiness.
TM - Ivica DImitrijevic, Martin Ivanov
Country of Origin:Macedonia
Ivica DImitrijevic, Martin Ivanov - Director, Writer, Producer
Ivica Dimitrijevic - “Filip”
Natalija Teodosieva - “Ivana”
Gorast Cvetkovski - “Acko”
Dimitrija Doksevski - “Dime”
Aleksandar Gjorgieski - “Bobi ”
Dragana Kostadinovska - “Sonja”
Srdjan Janicijevic - himself
Dzano KucKey - “Denis”
Philip is an IT programmer who lives in a rented flat in the center of Skopje for quite a long time. His girlfriend is Ivana while Achko, Dimche and Mali are his friends. The unbearable lightness of living the moment, and the situation which Philip and the people around him must live through, are getting more unbearable as time goes by.
Burdened by all the aspects in the current state in the society- political upheavals, divisions, an amplitude of pressures and hypocrisy, Philip decides to return to his old house in the outskirts of the city for a prolonged retreat.
TM is a film about loneliness, about having faith in the impossible, a criticism of society and politics as the main culprit for the disappearance of the individual, for the disappearance of a person who is an entire world.
Memory - Maxim Chisnicean
Runtime:1 hour 10 minutes
Completion Date:April 4, 2020
Production Budget:55,000 EUR
Country of Filming:Moldova, Republic of
Shooting Format: Super35
Maxim Chisnicean - Director
Ronin Terente - Writer
Maxim Chisnicean - Producer
Edmund and Mari wake up in the morning, in a city foreign to them, trying to find out who they are and where their house is.
Everyone behaves as if they know them, only they don't remember anything, but then they understand that they can't leave this place anymore, they are closed and only a lottery chooses who are leaving the place. All their attempts to find out fail.
You have the night - Ivan Salatić
Montenegro, Serbia / drama / 82′
Director: Ivan Salatić
Production: Meander Film (ME), Non Aligned Films (RS)
After losing her job as a hostess aboard a ship, Sanja finds herself stranded, with nowhere to go but home. Returning to her small coastal hometown in Montenegro, she discovers the shipyard has filed for bankruptcy, leaving many people out of work. Boats covered with tarpaulin are scattered around the forgotten landscape, set aside for better days. A storm comes, and one life is lost, while Luka waits for the night in the woods, a night in which everything could change.
Lazy Guy - Aleksa Stefan Radunović
Original title: Ljenština
Runtime: Feature film (84 min)
Production budget: 14,300 EUR
Producer: Andisheh Radunović
Director: Aleksa Stefan Radunović
Writer: Aleksa Stefan Radunović
Production: Sitanoni Films (ME)
Lazy Guy is a look at the life of many youth and their families in Montenegro’s capital city, Podgorica. Through the story of a young man struggling to find a job, the film attempts to show…
A.S. - Milena Grujić
Runtime:1 hour 10 minutes
Completion Date:September 15, 2019
Country of Origin:Serbia
Country of Filming:Serbia
Milena Grujić - Director
Milena Grujić - Writer
Janko Đorić - Producer
Tijana Marković - Producer
Jovana Jovičić - Producer
Milena Grujić - Producer
Vladimir Gvojić - “Sale”
Nikola Šurbanovic - “Andrej”
Dominika Walo - “Olga”
Nenad Pećinar - The Disobedient
After an attempt of robbery goes wrong, two friends are faced with a complicated situation.
The Witch's Cauldron - Branislav Jankić
Experimental feature film (performance documentation)
YEAR : 2020
RUNTIME: 92 minutes
LANGUAGE: Serbian, Croatian, Bosninan
Branislav Jankić - Director
Branislav Jankić - Writer
Monika Jagaciak Jankić - Executive Producer
Jordančo Petkovski - Producer
Goran Macura - Producer
Ernest Wilczynski - Director of Photography
Tamer Hany Hassan - Editor
Branislav Jankić - Editor
Petar Božović, Danica Krstić, Željka Zdjelar, Tomislav Latinkić, Aleksandar Petrović - Hugo
The Witch’s Cauldron is a performance-based feature length film that explores the repetitive pattern of violence in the Balkans—its historic conflicts, as well as the contemporary tensions and contradictions which remain to this very day.
In the film, a live audience, consisting of different ethnic and religious groups from the Balkans, sit in a circle around a MMA fighting cage in which a single narrator recites six stories about six significant historical events impacting the Balkans.
All Against All -- Andrej Košak
Project Title (Original Language):VSI PROTI VSEM
Runtime:1 hour 45 minutes
Completion Date:October 17, 2019
Production Budget:975,000 EUR
Country of Origin:Slovenia
Country of Filming:Slovenia
ANDREJ KOŠAK - Director
ANDREJ KOŠAK - Writer
Zoran Dževerdanović - Producer
Vlado Novak - “Franta”
Silva Čušin - “Tončka ”
Iva Kranjc Bagola - “Jožica”
Peter Musevski - “Berginc”
Aleksandra Balmazović - “Petra”
Valter Dragan - “Fleishmann”
Blagoj Veselinov - “Bojan”
A corrupt mayor of idyllic Slovenian town Rovte is connecting with local criminal to put out of race his opponent in the upcoming elections.
A story about losing morality, where only criminals are having a moral code ...
Faraway Land - Erkan Yazıcı
Director: Erkan Yazıcı
Writer/Screenplay: Erkan Yazıcı
Producer: Altın Yazıcı/ Keyfilm produksiyon
Music: Burak Beşir
Cinematographer: Murat Karabina
Film Editor: Umut Sakallıoğlu
Country of origin: Turkey
Duration: 93 minutes
Year of production:2020
Original title of the film: Uzak ülke
English title of the film: Faraway Land
Black sea coast 1925. Paris, who is 12-year-old Greek from Trabzon, escapes from the camp to take the keepsake inherited from his father. When he comes back to the camp again, refugees have already gone and the camp has been vacated. The new regime declares warworn Major Osman as traitor and he is arrested in the camp which is vacated by the greek refugees . The camp where roots and fidelity are questioned will be a country in twilight for both, until a new ship arrives at the pier.