FEATURE competition
Dancing with Maria

Director:  Ivan Gergolet

Englisht title:  Dancing with Maria

2014/ Italy& Argentina& Slovenia/ HD/ 75’/ B&W


Dancing with MARIA tells the story and the work of Maria Fux trough the relationships she develops with her students. The film is focused on the following  question: is it possible to change limits in opportunities? To answer it we follow Maria's work in the studio and we tell how dance changes her students' life.

Script:  Ivan Gergolet; Photography: Ivan Gergolet, David Rubio;Editing: Natalie Cristiani; Sound: Havir Gergolet, Francesco Morosino; Music: Luca Ciut; Producer: Igor Princic


How I saved Africa

Director:  Kullar Viimne

Englisht title:  How I saved Africa

2014/ Estonia/ HD/ 78’/ Color



Siisi is an active and attractive young woman who'd have enough energy to send Estonia's first spaceship to Mars. But instead, the urge to make the world a better place sends Siisi far away to Uganda, where she plans to open a café with the help of donators to offer work to the local young handicapped people. The start of the project is dashing but as the times goes by the more Siisi's idealism confronts the local working culture, sexual prejudice and economic inevitability because in a country that is one of the biggest coffee bean exporters only 0.6 percent of people drink coffee. In addition to the growing financing problems, the lack of clients and the staff with no sense of duty, also Siisi's personal life becomes endangered. But the video reports sent to the sponsors must be full of optimism because Africa needs saving once we started saving them... A witty and insightful portrait film by Kullar Viimne speaks not only of the clash of civilizations and the everlasting conflict of idealism and inevitability but also sympathizes with the hardships of one small Estonian girl in a big world.


Photography: Kullar Viimne; Editing: Tambet Tasuja; Sound: Harmo Kallaste; Music: Epifolium; Animation: Raivo Möllits;  Producer: Erik Norkroos

The fortune you seek is in another cookie

Director:  Johannes Gierlinger

Englisht title:  The fortune you seek is in another cookie

2014/ Austria/ 16mm/ 82’/ Colour



The Fortune You Seek Is In Another Cookie a dizzying journey around the world in search for happiness as a poetic and political practice. The imaginary scene of a carousel and an intangible picture send the filmmaker on his journey. He finds himself at the protests in and around Gezi Park, Istanbul, in front of the gates of the Cinecitta in Rome and the streets of Santiago de Chile. Whether in the Atacama desert or a trailer park in California, he attempts to find a description of the universal longing. The collision of image, text and sound finds its counterpart in the seemingly contrary locations and scenes. The Devil’s Dance meets the indulgence of astronomical precision and death at the foot of an ocean. The film is stargazing and a quest for meaning. It is indignation towards conventional cinema. The voice of one versus the rapid fire of our times. It is a montage of a multi-year excursion that describes the subjective view of the world according to the filmmaker.

Happily ever after

Director:  Tatjana Bozic

Englisht title:  Happily ever after

2014/ Netherlands/ Digital/ 83’/ Colour



In a last desperate attempt to save the relationship with the man of her life, filmmaker Tatjana Božić dives into her past and makes a kaleidoscopic journey past her ex-men in order to find out what is wrong with her. Happily Ever After is a merciless, emotional and at the same time humorous and self ironic portrait of the filmmaker’s love life and a portrait of love relationships in the era of ‘global confusion’.


Script:  Alexander Goekjian , Tatjana Bozic; Photography: Ton Peters; Editing: Boudewijn Koole, Tatjana Bozic, Rogier Kappers; Music: Alex Simu; Producer: Boudewijn Koole, Iris Lammerstma, Nenad Puhovski, Lidija Zelovic

Inside the news

Director:  Jeuland Yves

Englisht title:  Inside the news

2014/ France/ HD/ 82’/ Colour


Script:  Yves Jeuland; Photography: Yves Jeuland; Editing: Lizi Gelber; Animation: Olivier Marquezy; Sound: Eric Slabiak ;Music: Yves Jeuland; Producer: Yves Jeuland

This is my land

Director:  Tamara Erde

Englisht title:  This is my land

2014/France/ Digital/ 93’/ Color



How do the Palestinian and Israeli (Arab and Jewish) education systems teach the history of their nations? The film follows several Israeli and Palestinian teachers over one academic year. Through observing their exchanges and confrontations with students, debates with the ministries curriculum and its restrictions, the viewers obtain an intimate glimpse into the profound and long lasting effect that the Israeli/Palestinian conflict transmits onto the next generation.


Producer: Tatiana Bouchain , Julien Loron


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