SARAJEVO

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Thursday – May 1, 2014 – 7:00pm

 

OPENING NIGHT GALA

World Premiere!

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Director: Andreas Prochaska
Producer: Isabelle Welter
Genre: Historical Thriller
Duration: 2 hours
Country: Austria
Language: German
Subtitles: English
Venue:
Writers Guild Theater
135 S. Doheny Dr
Beverly Hills California 90211

SOLD OUT

 

Premiere sponsors: Peter and Mary Gross

Reception sponsor: Ivy Road Entertainment

With additional support from the Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles.
Co-production of DOR Film, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, ZDF German Broadcasting Corporation, BETA, Česká televize, with the support from Fernsehfonds Austria and Film Fonds Wien.

 

1914. The eve of the Great War
Sarajevo, June 28, 2014

The events in Sarajevo in June 1914 are the backdrop for a thriller directed by Andreas Prochaska and written by Martin Ambrosch, focusing on the examining magistrate Dr. Leo Pfeffer (Florian Teichtmeister) investigating the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Trying to do his job in a time of lawlessness and violence, intrigues and betrayal, Leo struggles to maintain his integrity and save his love, Marija, and her father, prominent Serbian merchant. But the events of Sarajevo have set into motion an inescapable course of events that will escalate to become … the Great War.

01Until Andreas Prochaska became a director, he used to work as an editor for acclaimed directors.
His work as a director covers a large range of genres – comedy, drama, thrillers and crime dramas. In Austria, his film credits include the blockbusters DEAD IN 3 DAYS, and the multiple award winning comedy THE UNINTENTIONAL KIDNAPPING OF MRS. ELFRIEDE OTT. Andreas got rave reviews for his drama THE MIRACLE OF CARINTHIA, a German/Austrian co-production which received the Bavarian Television Award in 2012 and the International Emmy in 2013. For a complete filmography and list of awards please visit Andreas Prochaska page.

Florian Teichtmeister (ANATOMY OF EVIL)
Jürgen Maurer
Melika Foroutan
Heino Ferch (DOWNFALL)
Cornelius Obonya
Edin Hasanovic
Erwin Steinhauer

6th annual business of film conference • FREE (but reservation required)

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Saturday – May 3, 2014 – 9:00am

 

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Venue:
GOETHE-INSTITUT LOS ANGELES
5750 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036

SOLD OUT

The conference is the industry section of the festival for independent filmmakers to connect globally. It is a dynamic platform for international talent ahead of the curve, focusing on innovation and opportunities for entrepreneurial filmmakers.

The panel is a lively event where everything from production and financing, story-telling, promotion and acquisition is discussed in detail, with strong participation from an engaged audience of American and European independent filmmakers.

Admission: FREE – mandatory RSVP

Parking: $1 validated parking (for events only) on weekdays after 6:00 pm and all day on weekends in the Wilshire Courtyard West underground garage-P1.

Click here to view pictures from previous years’ conferences.

PUZZLE

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Monday – May 5, 2014 – 7:00pm

 

CLOSING NIGHT GALA

West Coast Premiere!

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Director: Andrei Zinca * IN PERSON!
Producers: Pierre Spengler, Joel Soisson, Vlad Paunescu, Andrei Zinca
Genre: Drama
Duration: 89 minutes
Country: Romania/USA
Language: Romanian
Subtitles: English
Venue:
WRITERS GUILD THEATRE
135 S. Doheny Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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West Coast Premiere Sponsor: Stefania Magidson and Blue Heron Foundation

Reception sponsor: Ivy Road Entertainment

Adapted from the Argentinean playwright Mario Diament’s “Blind Date,” Andrei Zinca’s debut feature PUZZLE is a love story set against a web of coincidence, chance meetings and bittersweet encounters. “Last Fall “Puzzle for a Blind Man” received the Best Actress Award at NYC International Indie Film Fest, with audience award for Best Feature and Best Script.

Adrian Titieni’s character is a married man who falls in love with a much younger woman. “He is a complex and enigmatic character, twisted, simple, ordinary and extraordinary”. A popular actress at the Hungarian Theatre in Cluj-Napoca, Tunde Skovran is Adrian Titieni’s love interest and “Puzzle” is her first feature film.

Veteran Romanian actor Dan Nutu returns to the big screen with “Puzzle,” following a three decade hiatus.

For more information visit the film’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/filmulpuzzle or website at: www.puzzlefilm.ro.

02Andrei Zinca studied Film and TV Photography in Romania, at the Institute for Theatre and Film Arts ( IATC) and Directing and Film Production at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. Before he left Romania in 1982, he contributed as a Camera Operator to 8 features. His debut as a Director happened in 1987, with “Rosa de America”, a 6 hour period TV mini-series, produced by his own company he had established in Peru, his country of adoption. In 1988, Mr. Zinca moved to the U.S., where he established himself as a leading Director for the Hispanic U.S. and Latin American markets, with more than 1000 hours of fiction programming.

In 1991 he was nominated for an Emmy Regional Award for a Special Program about Pope John-Paul II and the Vatican, which he directed and co-produced. In 2006 Mr. Zinca returned to Romania as a Line Producer for Mirrors, a New Regency/20th. Century Fox production. He also directed the 15 episodes ( first season) series “La Urgenta”, a local version of “E.R”, for which he received the Best TV Series Awards from The Romanian Filmmakers Association and from The Romanian TV Professionals Association. In 2011/2012 he directed “Puzzle for a Blind Man”, his first theatrical feature. It was shot entirely in Romania and Mr. Zinca co-wrote and co-produced it. Andrei Zinca is currently in production with a new feature film, titled “ The Freedom Wanderers”. It is inspired by the short story “ Proiecte de trecut”, written by the well-known Romanian writer and essayist Ana Blandiana. Mr. Zinca directs, co-produces and co-signs the script.

Dan NUTU
Ioana Pavelescu
Skovran TUNDE
Adrian TITIENI
Catalina MUSTATA

FEATURE FILMS

Living Legends (Живи легенди) • FREE screening

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Friday, May 2 – 7:00pm

 

North American Premiere!

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Director: Niki Iliev
Producers: Niki Iliev, Boiko Iliev, Yan Yanev
Genre: comedy
Duration: 100 minutes
Country: Bulgaria
Language: Bulgarian, Italian
Subtitles: English
Venue:
ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE
1023 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
FREE

 

Pavel is a man in his thirties holding a high-end position in an upscale bank. He suffers an accident and falls into a coma and, upon waking up, he can’t remember anything since his high school graduation. Now, the people he feels closest to are his former schoolmates, and he returns to his small seaside hometown to look them up. However, they have all taken off on a different direction. In contrast to his physical appearance, Pavel now thinks and behaves like a teenager.

03Nikolay Boikov Iliev /Niki Iliev/ was born on October 10, 1981 in Sofia, Bulgaria and attended the New Bulgarian University, graduating in film directing and acting. He appeared as an actor in several international and Bulgarian movies and TV shows. He made his debut as a director with “The Foreigner” in 2012.

Sitting Next to Zoe • FREE screening

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Friday, May 2, – 8:00pm

 

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Director: Ivana Lalović
Producers: Olivier Zobrist, Anne-Catherine Lang
Genre: coming of age/drama
Duration: 90 minutes
Country: Switzerland
Language: Swiss/German
Subtitles: English
Venue:
GOETHE-INSTITUT LOS ANGELES
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
FREE

 

Zoe and Asal are best friends. They are spending their last summer vacation together before the seriousness of life begins. Asal wants nothing more than to have a boyfriend. Zoe dreams of becoming a make-up artist, but has to work at a grocery store. Their friendship will be put to the test when Kai, a backpacker from Sweden, arrives in town, and the three take a hiking trip to a remote lake.

With the support of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Los Angeles.


04SITTING NEXT TO ZOE is a story about two girls who grow up together and share everything, until one experiences her first love and refuses to share this experience with the other. These two girls hold on to their friendship and fade out, that this friendship is about to end.

Coming from a similar background like ASAL and growing up in two different cultures, it was important to me to show the girls search for identity as they fight for their dream.

I wanted to visually underline the teenage perspective with the camera and follow the characters as close as possible, without being obtrusive. I therefore chose a realistic approach noticeable in the handcamera style, which is only sparsely interrupted by slow-motion scenes.

These slow-motion scenes underline the emotional and dreamy moments of a teenage life, while the redish color grading supports the visual style that is often used in fashion magazines. Since fashion and lifestyle play a big part in the world of one of the characters.

The overall feeling of the film, let’s call it the feeling of freedom, is not only transported visually, but also with the help of the score. The music of SITTING NEXT TO ZOE – being a combination of score and existing songs, should be the music of this generation, respectively the soundtrack of our lives.

It was a big concern to tell this story from the perspective of a teenager. Because that’s the time in life,when you think that everything is possible and you can become all you strive for. It’s the time when you think, that love will last forever.

My Beautiful Country (Die Brücke am Ibar)

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Saturday, May 3 – 7:30pm

 

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Director: Michaela Kezele
Producers: Gabriela Sperl
Genre: drama
Duration: 88 minutes
Country: Germany/Croatia/Serbia
Language: Serbian, Albanian
Subtitles: English
Venue:

GOETHE-INSTITUT LOS ANGELES
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Tickets can be purchased at the door
$10 adult
$5 students, seniors, Friends of Goethe

 

Danica, a Serbian living in an enclave in Kosovo, comes home to find Ramiz, a wounded Kosovo-Albanian soldier in her home. Her husband had been killed the year before during the Kosovo conflict, leaving her with two children. Against all odds, Danica takes Ramiz in. This is the story of the love that develops during a time of hate, of hope that develops during a time of distrust.

Special presentation of the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles.

05Michaela Kezele was born in Munich in 1975. Her parents emigrated from the former Yugoslavia. She studied Music and graduated with a degree in Acting, before going on to study Direction at the University of Television and Film Munich. She graduated in 2008, and her thesis film was the acclaimed short film MILAN. MY BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY is her first feature film.

The Unsaved (La limita de jos a cerului)

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Saturday, May 3 – 9:00pm

 

North American Premiere!

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Director: Igor Cobileanski
Producers: Alexandru Teodorescu
Genre: drama
Duration: 80 minutes
Country: Moldova/Romania
Language: Romanian
Subtitles: English
Venue:
GOETHE-INSTITUT LOS ANGELES
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Tickets can be purchased at the door
$10 adult
$5 students, seniors, Friends of Goethe

 

Viorel is a young man trapped in dreamless world. He lives with his mother in a remote town in
Moldova, has no great ambitions or illusions about life, and is a small time drug dealer. He helps his buddy on his dreams of flying, and falls in love with a local girl. That precipitates an urge within him to move onto to adulthood, and he begins taking steps to turn his life around, despite his dreary and forlorn prospects.

Screening courtesy of Insomnia World Sales.


06Igor Cobileanski (b. 1974, Comrat, Moldova) graduated in film and television direction from the Film and Theater University in Bucharest (1991–95). He has created several short documentaries, including Murind pentru Madrid (1999),Legendele Ţipovei (1999), and Răsăritul bălţilor (1999), and a number of short dramas, including Când se stinge lumina (2005), Saşa, Grişa şi Ion (2006), and(Plictis) şi inspiraţie (2007). The Unsaved is his feature film debut.

Seduce Me (Zapelji Me)

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Sunday, May 4 – 3:00pm

 

North American Premiere!

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Director: Marko Šantić
Producer: Tanja Princic
Genre: drama
Duration: 89 minutes
Country: Slovenia
Language: Slovenian
Subtitles: English
Venue:
GOETHE-INSTITUT LOS ANGELES
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Tickets can be purchased at the door
$10 adult
$5 students, seniors, Friends of Goethe

 

Nineteen-year old Luka was abandoned by his mother as a child, and is now leaving the orphanage where he spent the last nine years. His greatest wish is to find out where his father is buried. He gets a job at a factory and meets a girl, Ajda, and they start a relationship. Searching for answers from his past, Luka faces his mother and comes upon a shocking discovery. Ajda, it turns out, has a secret of her own.

07Marko Šantić graduated from the Ljubljana Academy of Theatre, Radio Film and Television. His short films were shown and awarded at numerous international film festivals. GOOD LUCK NEDIM was nominated for the European Film Academy Award and the student grand prix at the Tribeca Film Festival. His movie THE HOLE received a special commendation from the jury and was awarded with the grand prix at the Bologna European Festival of Film Schools. SEDUCE ME is his first full-length feature film.

Vis-à-Vis

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Sun, May 4 – 5:00pm – Goethe-Institut AND Sat May 3 – 2:30pm – Dick Clark Screening Room (Industry Screening)

 

North American Premiere! must-SEE film

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Director: Nevio Marasović
Producers: Nevio Marasović, Danijel Pek
Genre: comedy/drama
Duration: 80 minutes
Country: Croatia
Language: Croatian
Subtitles: English
Venues:

GOETHE-INSTITUT LOS ANGELES
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

DICK CLARK SCREENING ROOM
Lantana Building
2900 Olympic Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(Industry Screening)

 

Tickets can be purchased at the door
$10 adult
$5 students, seniors, Friends of Goethe

 

Set mostly on the remote island of Vis, the story is about a director who plans to make a movie and with his lead actor travels to the island to work on the screenplay. But each young man first has his own personal baggage to contend with. Deadpan humor and top notch cast at crisp 80 minutes give credit to helmer Marasović, a young Croatian director to watch.

Screening is co-sponsored by Kino Croatia.


08“I was born on July 7, 1983 in Zagreb, Croatia. Been writing theatre and film scripts since I was six years old. Made my first feature film called “The Computer Repairment” at the age of sixteen. Graduated film directing at the Academy of dramatic arts in Zagreb. In 2008. I wrote and directed my first feature film The Show Must Go On. The Show Must Go On received gold for the best screenplay, gold for the best special effects, best new comer award and the critic’s choice movie of the year award at the Pula film festival, Croatia’s national film festival. The same year I made a TV comedy show called Instruktor for Croatia’s RTL television. Along with a Croatian actor Stjepan Peric, I was Instruktor’s author and writer. My new feature film is called Vis-à-Vis and I’m also currently developing my third feature film – Comic Sans.”

KARNAVAL

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Sunday, May 4 – 7:30pm

 

U.S. Premiere! must-SEE film

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Director: Can Kılcıoğlu
Producers: Doğa Kılcıoğlu Esen
Genre: romantic comedy
Duration: 95 minutes
Country: Turkey
Language: Turkish
Subtitles: English
Venue:
Laemmle’s Music Hall
9036 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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Tickets can also be purchased at the door
$10 adult
$5 students, seniors, Friends of Goethe

 

The premiere is generously supported by Turkish Airlines. Screening courtesy of Alpha Violet.

A shy thirty-something begins his independent life living in his car and working as a vacuum cleaner salesman. His door to door adventures take an unexpected turn when he meets a feisty girl, leading to comical situations through the clumsy courtship between two people with very different dispositions whose chemistry is refreshingly endearing as much as electrifying.


09Can Kılcıoğlu was born in Izmir in 1982. He studied Cinema in Galatasaray University. His latest short film The Cat On The Road won Best Fiction Short Film Award in 15th Adana Golden Boll Film Festival and 10 other awards in different film festivals. KARNAVAL is his first feature length film.

DOCUMENTARY FILMS

CRAZY ABOUT YOU (Lud za tobom) • FREE screening

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Saturday, May 3 – 7:30pm

 

North American Premiere!

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Director: Danilo Marunović
Producer: Danilo Marunović
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 50 minutes
Country: Montenegro
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Subtitles: English
Venue:
MIMODA STUDIO AT PAPER OR PLASTIK CAFE
5774 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
FREE

 

Ismet and Vladana are two patients in the Komanski Most mental institution. Crazy About You tells their love story in a hybrid narrative/documentary fashion, with reactions and side stories from other patients, offering a glimpse into their lives as well. Despite the considerable risks the material presents, the film avoids exploiting its subject. Tenderness can emerge in the most unexpected circumstances.
10Danilo Marunović was born in Podgorica (formerly Titograd), Montenegro in the former Yugoslavia. He graduated from the Department of Theatre Directing at the Faculty of Performing Arts in Cetinje, Montenegro. While a student, he staged Eugène-Marin Labiche’s play, Let Us Hug, Folleville. Since graduation he has worked on a number of music videos and television projects, most notably We Are Part Of The Team!, an upbeat, humourous video affirming LGBT inclusion. His documentary films include Sad Song, Montenegrin Beauty, Europe In My Town, and Crazy About You. He runs Koala Productions, which he founded in 2009.

From Grain to Painting (Od Zrna Do Slike)

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Sunday, May 4 – 4:30pm

 

WEST COAST PREMIERE!

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Director: Branko Istvancic
Producer: HRT Croatian Television
Genre: documentary
Duration: 75 minutes
Country: Croatia
Language: Serbo-Croatian
Subtitles: English
Venue:
GOETHE-INSTITUT LOS ANGELES
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Tickets can be purchased at the door
$10 adult
$5 students, seniors, Friends of Goethe

 

The Croatian minority in the Vojvodina region of Serbia has a signature crop—wheat—and a signature artistic style: amazingly intricate sculptures, reliefs and other decorative objects made of strands of wheat straw woven like fine cloth. Like an artist-explorer of the 19th Century, the filmmaker seeks to record and celebrate a cultural tradition that may soon become another casualty of modernity.
11Branko Istvancic was born in Subotica, Serbia in the former Yugoslavia. He made his first documentary films on 8 millimeter film at age 15. He studied film and television directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Since then he has been continuously involved with documentary filmmaking. His awards include a Zlatna Uljanica (“golden oil lamp”) at the Croatian Film Festival for Harvest Time in Slovenia (1995), the Grand Prix at the Croatian Short and Documentary Film Festival and an Oktavijan Award for best documentary from the Croatian Association of Film Critics for The Cormorant Scarecrow (1998), and a Special Jury Prize at CINERAIL Lille, France for Steel Hug (2001). His debut fiction film The Ghost in the Swamp was a domestic box-office hit and marked the comeback of feature-length films for children, which had been a dormant genre in the Croatian film industry. The film also won Best Director at the Sila Film Festival, Italy in 2009. Branko is member of Croatian Film Director’s Guild.

MAMALIGA BLUES • FREE screening

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Saturday, May 3 – 7:30pm

 

WORLD PREMIERE!

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Director: Cassio Tolpolar
Producer: Cassio Tolpolar
Genre: Narrative Documentary
Duration: 55 minutes
Country: USA, Brazil, Moldova
Language: English, Romanian, Russian, Portuguese
Subtitles: English
Website: www.mamaligablues.com
http://www.facebook.com/mamaligablues
Venue:
MIMODA STUDIO AT PAPER OR PLASTIK CAFE
5774 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
FREE

 

Seventy-seven years after his family migrated from Bessarabia-Moldova to southern Brazil, Mauro Tolpolar and his family travel to Europe to recover the history of the Tolpolar family. Having only one photograph of a lost family grave as a guide, the Tolpolars drive through ancient villages, explore abandoned cemeteries and meet locals in hopes of finding out what happened to their persecuted relatives. In the process, they are introduced to the Jewish community of Moldova.
12Cassio Tolpolar was born and raised in Southern Brazil and worked for seven years as an Assistant Director on various documentaries, short films, television shows and commercials. Cassio’s debut as a writer-director, the short film Venus (2001), was screened in a number of film festivals around the world and won a Golden Kikito for Best Director in the Short Film Competition of the Gramado Film Festival, the largest film festival in Brazil. This lead him to direct for television and, ultimately, to move to the United States and complete an MFA in Film at the San Francisco Art Institute. He has been affiliated with film institutions such as the Sundance Institute/NHK Award, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival and the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Upon his arrival in the United States he worked on a number of experimental short films, television shows and documentaries. Cassio recently returned to Brazil, where he is developing his first fiction feature and promoting Mamaliga Blues.

There Was Once • FREE screening

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Friday, May 2 – 6:30pm

 

Premiere!

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Director: Gabor Kalman
Producer: Gabor Garami, Gabor Kalman
Genre: documentary
Duration: 101 minutes
Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian
Subtitles: English
Venue:
GOETHE-INSTITUT LOS ANGELES
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
FREE

 

In a classroom in Kalocsa, Hungary, a buried history is being uncovered. The small city was once home to a thriving Jewish community which has all but disappeared, and as Gyöngyi Magò, the history teacher, learns more about this forgotten past, she confronts and combats the students’ prejudice. A lesson of tolerance and a journey into the past, well-presented and meticulously detailed.
13Gabor Kalman is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, jurist and educator. Indeed, his early life resembles the type of story that would be the subject of a documentary film. At age ten the German Army invaded and occupied his native Hungary. After World War II, German domination was replaced by Soviet domination. As a university student Gabor participated in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and eventually fled to the United States. He received a BA in Physiology from the University of California Berkeley and an MA in Communication, Film and Television from Stanford University. Over the years he has produced and directed numerous award-winning documentary films, including Fifteen French Architects in Los Angeles and We Are All One People. His program segment “Now I Am a Man” for KCET’s documentary series Turning Points received an Emmy nomination. He is a founding member of the International Documentary Association and served on its board for nine years. He created the prestigious David L. Wolper Student Documentary Achievement Awards. As a Senior Fulbright Scholar he taught at the Academy of Theater and Film Arts in Budapest, Hungary. He is a frequent lecturer, panelist and juror at various film festivals, conferences and universities throughout the world. He has taught filmmaking at Occidental College and the USC School of Cinematic Arts and is currently an adjunct professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Gabor is currently completing the feature documentary Keepers of Memory: Stories of Hidden Children.

The Jumbled Threads: A Film About Golo Bardo

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Saturday, May 3 – 1:00pm

 

U.S. Premiere!

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Director: Ekaterina Minkova
Producer: Kamen Kolev; Kaya Vision
Genre: documentary
Duration: 45 minutes
Country: Bulgaria
Language: Bulgarian
Subtitles: English
Venue:
GOETHE-INSTITUT LOS ANGELES
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Tickets can be purchased at the door
$10 adult
$5 students, seniors, Friends of Goethe

 

The film examines the ‘jumbled threads’ of cultural heritage of people from the isolated villages of Golo Bardo region in Albania where a century ago some 20 villages used to be Bulgarian.
14Ekaterina Minkova (director) has won awards for her filmmaking and novel writing. She holds an MFA from the Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. Over the past ten years she has written and directed ethnographic, musical and educational programs for Bulgarian National Television. She has also published travel essays, film essays, and the fantasy novel, Return to Fiflia, which won a grants from the Soros Center for Cultural Policies and the Pro Helvetia Foundation.

Dr. Veselka Toncheva (screenwriter) was born in Pleven, Bulgaria. She is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with the Ethnographic Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria. Her research interests include ethnomusicology, Bulgaria minority cultures, Bulgarian diasporas in the Balkans and Europe, musical folklore and media. She has worked as a writer and reporter for many ethnomusicology programs for Bulgarian National Television. She has received grants and fellowships to pursue her research in Macedonia, Serbia and Austria. She has edited scholarly journals, and published books and scientific papers on her research.

He Who Travels Alone (Koyto Tragnal e Sam)

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Saturday, May 3 – 1:50pm

 

West Coast Premiere!

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Director: Ralitza Dimitrova
Producer: Plamen Gerasimov
Genre: documentary
Duration: 72 minutes
Country: Bulgaria
Language: Bulgarian
Subtitles: English
Venue:
GOETHE-INSTITUT LOS ANGELES
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Tickets can be purchased at the door
$10 adult
$5 students, seniors, Friends of Goethe

 

A Bulgarian family defies social norms in their quest for spirituality and their own distinctive culture. The son is the most individualistic and ambitious: from a young age he is an artist, inventor, curator, and writer. This film captures a decade of the life of this unconventional family devoted to the pursuit of art and self-expression—but at what cost

15Ralitza Dimitrova is a native of Sofia, Bulgaria. She graduated from Sofia University/St. Kliment Ohridski with a degree in Bulgarian Philology and from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, Moscow with a degree in film directing. She has worked on more than 100 productions in various genres—documentary, science fiction, musical–for Bulgarian National Television. She also worked for six years as a director at the Vreme Film Studio, Bulgaria. She received a Special Jury Prize at the Golden Chest International Television Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria for her film Self-Portrait as a Young Man. He Who Travels Alone has already won a Special Jury Award from the Golden Rhyton Bulgarian Documentary and Animation Film Festival and a Best Documentary Film Director award from the Bulgarian Film Academy.

KOSMA

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Saturday, May 3 – 3:15pm

 

U.S. Premiere!

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Director: Sonja Blagojević
Producer: Svetlana and Zoran Popović, CVK KVADRAT
Genre: documentary
Duration: 75 minutes
Country: Serbia
Language: Serbian
Subtitles: English
Venue:
GOETHE-INSTITUT LOS ANGELES
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Tickets can be purchased at the door
$10 adult
$5 students, seniors, Friends of Goethe

 

KOSMA is a network of five radio stations that serves the culturally isolated Serbian communities of Kosovo. News and cultural programming that would not be supported by Albanian-language media is broadcast by KOSMA, creating a true community-of-the-air for a minority population in difficult circumstances.
16Sonja Blagojević graduated in Film and Television Directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts at the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. Her 2008 documentary Joe Goes to Serbia was nominated for the Golden Frog Award for Best Documentary Film at the Camerimage Documentary Film Competition in Poland. She has also directed television series and arts programming. Sonja works as a free-lance director, assistant director and is a producer of the Magnificent 7 European Feature Documentary Film Festival in Belgrade.

Brasslands

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Saturday, May 3 – 4:30pm

 

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Director: Meerkat Media Collective
Producers: Adam Pogoff, Bryan Chang, Jay Arther Sterrenberg
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 86 minutes
Country: USA
Language: English/ Serbian
Subtitles: English
Venue:
GOETHE-INSTITUT LOS ANGELES
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Tickets can be purchased at the door
$10 adult
$5 students, seniors, Friends of Goethe

 

Wild, riotous music draws thousands of people each year to the tiny Serbian village of Guča for the largest brass band festival and competition in the world. The performers highlighted in the film include an American band devoted to Serbian musical styles making their first appearance at the festival and a veteran Serbian trumpeter returning to defend his past victories.

Meerkat Media Collective is a New York-based community of filmmakers, musicians, teachers, artists, and performers committed to creating thought-provoking films through collaboration. Inspired by the communal nature of meerkats (small African mammals that forage in groups), the Meerkat values shared authorship, consensus process, and an ensemble-based approach to media making. Over the past eight years they have produced two independent feature documentaries, music videos, a narrative feature, and over a dozen award-winning short films that have played around the world. Meerkat Media also  produces short films for institutional clients such as HBO, PBS, ESPN, Penguin Books, Time Magazine, and The New York Times. Meerkat was also one of the first groups to document the processes and aspirations the Occupy Wall Street Movement in 2011. Brasslands‘ directing team is Adam Pogoff, Alison Brockhouse, Bryan Chang, Dara Messinger, Eric Phillips-Horst, Jay Arthur Sterrenberg, Jeff Sterrenberg, Karim Tabbaa, Sara Huneke, and Zara Serabian-Arthur.

Silenced – The Writer Georgi Markov and the Umbrella Murder

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Sunday, May 4 – 12:00pm noon

 

US PREMIERE!

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Director: Klaus Dexel
Producer: Klaus Dexel, Mo Dreher, Martin Ludwig, Alexander Donev
Genre: Historical Documentary
Duration: 92 minutes
Country: Germany
Language: German
Subtitles: English
Venue:
GOETHE-INSTITUT LOS ANGELES
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Tickets can be purchased at the door
$10 adult
$5 students, seniors, Friends of Goethe

 

Popular culture’s understanding of Cold War espionage as a lethal, high-tech business was seemingly confirmed by the incident this film explores: the 1978 assassination of the exiled Bulgarian writer and BBC commentator Georgi Markov, in broad daylight, on the Waterloo Bridge, London. Was the umbrella the murder weapon or was it merely a distraction that has lodged in the collective imagination?

17Klaus Dexel’s work in documentary filmmaking has been internationally recognized across four decades. He has directed and produced 10 narrative films and 42 documentary films for German television. His film The Case of Raoul Wallenberg: Rescuer And Victim (2007) won the award for Best Film on Europe’s Living History from the European Commission-Sweden. The trilogy The Maya: Myth and Reality (2000) won the Mexico’s Lente de Plata Award. Dexel was also nominated for the MediaNet Award at the Munich Film Festival, the City of Munich’s Literavision Prize, and the Adolf Grimme Award. In 2009 he founded Klaus Dexel TV Film Productions.

Gangster of Love (Gangster Te Voli)

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Sunday, May 4 – 1:30pm

 

WEST COAST PREMIERE!

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Director: Nebojša Slijepčević
Producer: Vanja Jambrović, Restart (Croatia)
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 80 minutes
Country: Croatia
Language: Croatian
Subtitles: English
Venue:
GOETHE-INSTITUT LOS ANGELES
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Tickets can be purchased at the door
$10 adult
$5 students, seniors, Friends of Goethe

 

A veteran matchmaker in a Croatian resort town specializes in bringing together middle-aged people with different cultural backgrounds and wildly different personalities. Can true love emerge from well-meaning lies and exaggerations?

18Nebojsa Slijepcevic was born in Zagreb, former Yugoslavia. He was a university student studying psychology when the Yugoslavian Civil War broke out in 1991. During the conflict he worked as a videographer for a Non-Governmental Organization and documented the lives of displaced people living in refugee camps. After that experience he switched from psychology to film studies. He studied film directing at the Academy of Dramatic Arts, University of Zagreb. Afterwards he went on to direct the fictional television series Direkt, Staying Alive, City Folk and the documentaries Real Man’s Film, In 4 Years, and Of Cows and People. Gangster of Love is Nebojsa’s first international co-production. The film had its premiere as the opening film of ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival 2013 and won the 9th ZagrebDox HT Audience Award. Nebojsa is also an instructor of documentary workshops for young people held by the RESTART documentary team. He lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.

SHORT FILMS

At Home (Zu Hause) • FREE screening

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Friday, May 2 – 1pm-6pm – Screening at E! Room 4M

 

West Coast Premiere!

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Director: Nenad Mikalački
Producers: Nenad Mikalački; Felix Wenitz
Genre: Drama
Duration: 20 minutes
Country: Germany
Language: German
Subtitles: English
Venue:
E! ENTERTAINMENT
Room 4M-The Commons
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
FREE

 

As two poor young men, recently deported back to Serbia from Germany, look for ways to make extra money, a wealthy older woman visiting from Germany asks for their help in finding her childhood home from before she was forced out of it. The woman’s quest to revisit her past leads to a thought-provoking conclusion.

Angelika Bender, Burak Yigit, Darko Ninic, Strahinja Bojovic, Badza Plekonjic, Toni Stefani, Hamit Seydiya

21Nenad Mikalački was born in Novi Sad, former Yugoslavia. In 2001, he received a Master’s Degree in film and television directing from the University of Drama and Film in Bucharest, Romania. He works as a visual effects artist and editor.

Balcony (Ballkoni) • FREE screening

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Friday, May 2 – 1pm-6pm – Screening at E! Room 4M

 

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Director: Lendita Zeqiraj
Producer: Bujar Kabashi
Genre: dark comedy
Duration: 20 minutes
Country: Kosovo
Language: Albanian
Subtitles: English
Venue:
E! ENTERTAINMENT
Room 4M-The Commons
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
FREE

 

Shot entirely in one audacious long take, an ensemble of local gawkers engage in hilarious and absurd conversations as they get caught up in a frenzy around a kid sitting on a balcony.

22Lendita Zeqiraj was born in Pristina, Kosovo. She studied visual arts in Pristina, and film aesthetics in Paris. She has written and directed short narrative films, experimental shorts and documentaries, many of which have been shown at film festivals in Oberhausen, Warsaw, Leeds, Trieste, Sydney, Thessaloniki and New York City. Her short film Ballkoni premiered at The 70th Venice Film Festival and won the Special Jury Award at the 2013 AFI FEST. She is also a painter and her work has been exhibited in Kosovo and France.
Arben Bajraktaraj (TAKEN, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
Mejreme Berisha
Adriana Matoshi
Sefedin Nuredini

Black Mulberry (Shavi Tuta) • FREE screening

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Saturday, May 3 – 6:45pm

 

North American Premiere! must-SEE film

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Director: Gabriel Razmadze
Producer: Tinatin Kajrishvili
Genre: Romance/Drama
Duration: 22 minutes
Country: Georgia/France
Language: Georgian
Subtitles: English
Venue:
GOETHE-INSTITUT LOS ANGELES
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
FREE

 

Days before he is set to start work with his father, a miner’s son in Georgia meets a young girl who is only in town for a short while. Their exploration of young romance is complemented by stunning location photography.

23Gabriel Razmadze was born in Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia. He graduated from the Shota Rustavelli Theatre and Film University in 1999. Since then he has become an award-winning director of commercials, having made more than 500 in 15 years. He has been awarded the Golden Apple, which is the Oscar of the Georgian advertising industry. Shavi Tuta is his first narrative film. It was shown at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Maxime Machaidze, Zura Begalishvili, Nata Beradze

Two (Dva) • FREE screening

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Friday, May 2 – 1pm-6pm – Screening at E! Room 4M

 

West Coast Premiere

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Director: Mickey Nedimović
Producer: Dani Barsch
Genre: War
Duration: 25 minutes
Country: Germany/Croatia
Language: Serbo-Croatian
Subtitles: English
Venue:
E! ENTERTAINMENT
Room 4M-The Commons
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
FREE

 

Two warring soldiers in 1993, one Croatian and one Serbian, step on a landmine. Their attempts to stall activating it are fraught with tension. One of the ten films shortlisted for consideration in the Best Live Action Short category for the 2013 Academy Awards.

24Mickey Nedimovic was born in Novi Sad, former Yugoslavia. He relocated to Germany at the age of four. He studied acting in New York City and opened his own film production company, Midaja Films, in 2004. His debut film is the 2010 short film Noooooo. Dva was short-listed for Best Live Action Short Film for the 86th Academy Awards.

Hairs (Vlakna) • FREE screening

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Friday, May 2 – 1pm-6pm – Screening at E! Room 4M

 

U.S. Premiere!

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Director: Eleonora Veninova
Producer: Nebojsa Ilijevski
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Duration: 26 minutes
Country: Macedonia
Language: Macedonian, Serbian
Subtitles:
Venue:
E! ENTERTAINMENT
Room 4M-The Commons
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
FREE

 

After a child’s bloody dress is found in the woods, a detective begins an investigation that becomes twisted with revelations about the lack of human remains, the father’s suspicious behavior, and a strange assortment of hairs.

25Eleonora Veninova has lived and worked in Macedonia, Ethiopia, and the United States. She learned English by reading the subtitles of her favorite American movies and from an early age dreamed of becoming a journalist. After studying journalism at the University Ss. Cyril and Methodus in Skopje, Macedonia, she worked briefly as a television reporter. She then pursued investigative journalism and landed a job at the BBC World Service. She was drawn back to movies and earned a Masters in Screenwriting at California State University Northridge. In 2005 she won the Make A Difference Award from UNICEF for her short film Youth of the World, Youth for the World. Her short films Status: In Trouble and Long Journey Home screened at the CineDays Festival and the International Short Film Festival in Detmold, Germany, respectively. She is also the editor/story consultant of the Italian-Ethiopian documentary, Macchiato. She currently resides in Skopje, Macedonia and works as a journalist for Sitel TV. Her current project is the documentary On My Own Feet.
Bojan Zirovic
Irena Ristic
Aleksandar Naskov
Filip Velkovski

Half Shaved (Tuns Ras Si Frezat) • FREE screening

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Friday, May 2 – 1pm-6pm – Screening at E! Room 4M

 

U.S. Premiere!

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Director: Bogdan Mureşanu
Producers: Barbu Balasoiu, Bogdan Muresanu, Victor Dumitrovici
Genre: Drama
Duration: 11 minutes
Country: Romania
Language: Romanian
Subtitles:
Venue:
E! ENTERTAINMENT
Room 4M-The Commons
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
FREE

 

A barber discovers that his former torturer is now his latest customer. With just the two of them in the shop and a razor in his hand, the barber hauntingly ponders what to make of the situation.
26Bogdan Muresanu studied Political Science at the University of Bucharest and film at the London Academy of Film. He worked as a financial reporter before beginning a successful, award-winning career as an advertising art director and copywriter, with campaigns in Romania, France, and the United Arab Emirates. His clients included British Airways, Renault, Whirlpool, Visa, Ford, and Coca-Cola. He turned to screenwriting in 2008 when he won the HBO Tiff Scriptwriting Competition for the short script “The Human Torch.” Muresanu turned that script into a short film with support from Romania’s National Council for Cinematography. Half Shaved won Best Short Fiction Film at the 10th ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival in Bucharest.
Michel Horatiu Bob
Alexandru Georgescu
Victor Rebengiuc

Jump (Skok) • FREE screening

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Friday, May 2 – 1pm-6pm – Screening at E! Room 4M

 

U.S. Premiere!

skok

Directors: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Producer: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Duration: 30 minutes
Country: Bulgaria
Language: Bulgarian
Subtitles:
Venue:
E! ENTERTAINMENT
Room 4M-The Commons
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
FREE

 

Gosho, a lonely bachelor, housesits his rich cousin’s apartment. Pretending to own the place, he begins a unique relationship with the water meter reader. The film’s deadpan humor brings its mundane setting alive with bizarreness and unpredictability.
27Kristina Grozeva studied journalism at the University of Sofia and directing for film and television at the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia Bulgaria. She has worked as a journalist for the television channels BNT, NTV and Channel 3, as well as an assistant director for film productions. Petar Valenov studied directing at the NATFA with the veteran Bulgarian director Ludmil Staikov. He then directed episodes of the popular Bulgarian television series Glass Home. Together, Kristina and Petar have made numerous award-winning documentary and fiction films that have been presented at film festivals in Bulgaria, Ukraine, France, Belgium, and Portugal. Jump won the Grand Prix in the International Competition at the Brussels Short Film Festival.
Stefan Denolyubov
Todor Tanchev
Ani Vulchanova

MOD • FREE screening

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Friday, May 2 – 1pm-6pm – Screening at E! Room 4M

 

North American Premiere!

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Director: Deniz Tarsus
Producer: Ali İhsan Tarsus, Neval Tarsus
Genre: Sci-Fi
Duration: 10 minutes
Country: Turkey
Language:
Subtitles:
Venue:
E! ENTERTAINMENT
Room 4M-The Commons
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
FREE

 

In this ambitious and visually-stunning science fiction tale, a young man navigates a dystopian hellscape, then meets a man who shows him images of a less polluted world.
28A native of Bodrum, Turkey, Deniz Tarsus is a journalist, illustrator and filmmaker with an international reputation. She studied film at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul. She has made music videos, digital animation films, documentary shorts, and interstitials for MTV. Her short films have been shown at many film festivals, including the International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, the Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai and the Cannes Film Festival. Her illustrated storybooks, “Ozo Ozo Çakta” and “Ayrıkotu” have just been published.
Ali Düşenkalkar, Övez Muradov, Gökşin Kes, Özlem Kocahaliloğulları, Hakan Küçükyılmaz

Rujka • FREE screening

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Friday, May 2 – 1pm-6pm – Screening at E! Room 4M

 

North American Premiere!

Rujka

Director: Strahinja Savić
Producer: Natasa Janković
Genre: Family
Duration: 25 minutes
Country: Serbia
Language:
Subtitles:
Venue:
E! ENTERTAINMENT
Room 4M-The Commons
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
FREE

 

A charming story in which a young boy runs away with the family’s ginger cow after his parents decide to send it to a slaughterhouse.

29Strahinja Savić has directed thirty short fiction and documentary films. His film Tango in Three Characters and Three Spaces won the Živko Nikolić prize for Best Student Film at the 26th Film Festival of Herceg Novi, Best Director at the DukaFest 2012 International Student Film Festival, First Place at Love Fest 2013 and First Place at Kraljevo Film Festival 2013. Rujka won the Best Fiction Award at DukaFest 2013. He is currently completing his studies in Film and TV Directing at the University of Arts in Belgrade.
Aleksa Krstovic, Rada Savic, Zoran Savic

Autofocus• FREE screening

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Friday, May 2 – 1pm-6pm – Screening at E! Room 4M

 

North American Premiere!

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Director: Boris Poljak
Producer: Milva Čučić
Genre: Documentary Short
Duration: 27 minutes
Country: Croatia
Language: Croatian, German, English
Subtitles: English
Venue:
E! ENTERTAINMENT
Room 4M-The Commons
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
FREE

 

Locals and tourists from all walks of life climb a hill to visit the Church of Saint Nicholas in Nin, resulting in a delightful range of reactions and interactions.
30Boris Poljak has worked as a professional cameraman and director of photography since 1991. He has worked on three feature films, over fifty short documentary and experimental films, and more than two hundred commercials. He has directed five short films, three of which are co-authored with Damir Cucic. He has won two Jury Prizes for Best Cinematography at the Days of Croatian Film Festival. Boris lives and works in Split, Croatia.

Down on the Corner (Kod ćoška) • FREE screening

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Friday, May 2 – 1pm-6pm – Screening at E! Room 4M

 

North American Premiere!

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Director: Nikola Ilić, Corina Schwingruber Ilić
Producer: Cortha Film
Genre: Documentary Short
Duration: 15 minutes
Country: Switzerland
Language: Serbian
Subtitles: English
Venue:
E! ENTERTAINMENT
Room 4M-The Commons
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
FREE

 

A fly-on-wall documentary approach captures people hanging out at a Serbian cornerstore, depicting life as it happens with plenty of humor.

With the support of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Los Angeles.

20Nikola Ilić was born in Belgrade, Serbia, in the former Yugoslavia. Since 2007 he has lived and worked as a filmmaker and photographer in Switzerland. In 2013 he earned a Bacherlor of Fine Arts in the Video Department of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Down on the Corner is the first film Nikola and Corina Schwingruber Ilić have made together. It has already played in film festivals in Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and Serbia.

 

31Corina Schwingruber Ilić was born in Werthenstein, Switzerland. She studied at the University of Design & Art in Basel, majoring in Fine Arts/New Media. She also took part in an exchange program with the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. She majored in video production at the The School of Art & Design at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. She works as a freelance film director, cinematographer, and editor and teaches filmmaking at colleges and universities. Her short documentary Baggern: Tons of Passion was nominated for the Swiss Movie Award and has won festival awards around the world. Since 2012 she has been a member of the Swiss Film Academy and a board member of the Association for Films in Central Switzerland. Down on the Corner has already won an award for Best Swiss Film at the International Short Film Festival in Winterthur, Switzerland.

Out of Sight (Larg Syrit) • FREE screening

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Friday, May 2 – 1pm-6pm – Screening at E! Room 4M

 

West Coast Premiere!

out-of-sight

Director: Paul Kurti
Producer: Paul Kurti
Genre: Documentary Short
Duration: 14 minutes
Country: Albania
Language: Albanian
Subtitles: English
Venue:
E! ENTERTAINMENT
Room 4M-The Commons
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
FREE

 

Children in Albania articulate their living situation, dreams for the future, and economic conditions in interviews that give us a glimpse into their homes.
32Paul Kurti has made films in Albanian, Canada, and the United States. He is the director of an award-winning feature film, short films, documentaries and music videos. His awards include a YobiFilm award for his 2008 short film Restless Wanderer, a Best of International Films award at the WILDsound International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada for his 2008 short Change, and the Best Film Feature Award at Albanian Film Week in New York City for his 2012 feature Right to Love.

Little Yugoslavia (Kanton Jugoslawien) • FREE screening

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Friday, May 2 – 1pm-6pm – Screening at E! Room 4M

 

North American Premiere!

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Director: Nikola Ilić
Producer: Cortha Film
Genre: Documentary Short
Duration: 15 minutes
Country: Switzerland
Language: Serbo-Croatian, Swiss, German
Subtitles: English
Venue:
E! ENTERTAINMENT
Room 4M-The Commons
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
FREE

 

Serbians and self-identified Yugoslavians living in Switzerland discuss the question of “home.” This illuminating documentary short is filled with warmth, emotion, and insight.

With the support of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Los Angeles.

20Nikola Ilić was born in Belgrade, Serbia, in the former Yugoslavia. Since 2007 he has lived and worked as a filmmaker and photographer in Switzerland. In 2013 he earned a Bacherlor of Fine Arts in the Video Department of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Kanton Jugoslawien has already been shown at the Museum of Communication in Bern, Switzerland, the Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, the Solothurner Film Festival, and the International Short Film Festival in Winterthur, Switzerland. It will be show in June at the ZOOM Basler Film in Focus Festival.

The Cost of Life (Sitsotskhlis phasi) • FREE screening

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Friday, May 2 – 1pm-6pm – Screening at E! Room 4M

 

North American Premiere!

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Director: Levan Kitia
Producer: Lela Chincharauli
Genre: Documentary Short
Duration: 38 minutes
Country: Georgia
Language: Georgian
Subtitles: English
Venue:
E! ENTERTAINMENT
Room 4M-The Commons
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
FREE

 

With insightful interviews, this documentary discusses the policies and procedures of Academician Nikoloz Kipshidze Central University Clinic toward prolonging the lives of its patients. How complex should the issue of healthcare payment be when it comes down to human lives?
33The actor, writer, and director Levan Kitia was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in the former Soviet Union. He graduated from the Shota Rustavelli Theatre and Film University (TAFU) in 1988. The 2001 short film Georgian Grapes, which Levan co-wrote, gained notoriety because it was the first Georgian film with nudity and a frank depiction of sexuality. He is currently a member of the Documentary Film Studio at the Georgia Public Broadcaster and a Professor at TAFU.
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The Gorgeous of the Evening • FREE screening

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Friday, May 2 – 1pm-6pm – Screening at E! Room 4M

 

North American Premiere!

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Director: Davor Borić Bubi
Producer: Ljiljana Šišmanović
Genre: Documentary Short
Duration: 26 minutes
Country: Croatia
Language: Croatian
Subtitles: English
Venue:
E! ENTERTAINMENT
Room 4M-The Commons
5750 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
FREE

 

The preparations for a Slavonian carnival celebration are brought to life through vibrant song and dance, colorful costumes, and off-color humor.
19Davor Borić was born in Zagreb, Croatia in the former Yugoslavia. Since 1996 he has been working for Croatian Television (HTV) as a producer and director, with a primary focus on spiritual and religious subjects. At the 16th Days of Croatian Film he won an award for his television documentary Following Memories. He has also received awards from the Croatian Religious Film Festival in Rijeka and the 2007 Magnificat International Catholic Festival of Christian Documentary and TV Programs in Minsk, Belarus.