AFTER THE BOMBS (Posle bombi) – Bosko Savkovic
Serbia, Documentary 7’50”, 2013
At the beginning of 1999, former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was bombed by NATO member countries. It was a precedent in the European history after the World War II – to bomb a European country. One of the targets was building of the Army Headquarters in Belgrade. Even today, this building stand just like that, in one of the busiest streets in Belgrade. For security reasons over the last 13 years the humans did not carry out almost any works on them. But the nature did. The real forest grew up on this building. Some trees are higher than 15 meters. Out of nothing, from concrete and dust, a tree grew.
Previous festivals: Veliko Trnovo (Bulgaria) , Riga (Latvia).
GYPAETUS HELVETICUS – Marcel Barelli
Switzerland, Animation Documentary 6’45”, 2011
Because of some false reputation, the greatest bird of prey in Europe was completely annihilated in Switzerland. This short movie though, tells us another story… This animated documentary film tells in a satirical manner how the bearded vulture became extinct in the Swiss Alps because it was erroneously considered to be dangerous. Above all, however, the film teaches us a great deal about a distinct image of foreigners portrayed in Swiss politics.
Awards: Soleure Film Festival 2012, Locarno Film Festival.——————————————————————————————————————————————————————-
99% RUST – Nenko Genov
Bulgaria, Documentary 4’, 2010
About 70% of all metal is used just once and then it is discarded. The remaining 30% is recycled. After 5 cycles only ine-fourth of 1% remains in circulation. The rest is 99% rust.
Previous Festivals: Boomtown, Scinema, Silafest, Ecozine.
TOMATOES EAT YOU! – Nenko Genov
Bulgaria, Comedy – Mockumentary 1’, 2010
Fear the nightmare of Genetically Modified Organisms! This summer…TOMATOES EAT YOU.
The objectives of this movie is to raise ecological awareness, promote natural products and protest the spreading use of GMO.
Previous Festivals: Golden Beggar, Yasujiro Ozu, CologneOff.
THE WEST IN THE EAST (Zapad na istoku) – Nisvet Hrustic
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Documentary 23’30”, 2010
In his quest to built a weekend home in the most environmentally friendly way possible, Dzemal Hrustic embraces eastern ideals decrying wastefulnees. The process involves transporting fresh spring water to his house from one thousand two hundred meters away without resorting to bottles or tampering with the surrounding land, a task he undergoes while facing skepticism from his community and pondering man’s relationship with nature. Participation to 25 International screening.
Awards: 1 Nominee, 1 Main Price, 1 Laureate
MY RIVER, MY SORROW (Reka Moja tuga) – Dalibor Djokic
Serbia, Documentary 3’14”, 2011
The movie represents our negligence to the rivers, on this occasion it is about the river Raina, that springs on the mountain Zeljin and empties into the lake Celije, which supplies water for 80 percent of the population of Rasina`s district. The movie shows all the garbage thrown by the locals, both in the river and the coasts, that every major rain the river Rasina carries. A destiny tailored by others. Regarding to the current situation, much water should elapse to changed environmental awareness of our population. Previous festivals: Silafest 2011 (Serbia), Jahorina Fest 2011 (Bosnia)
FAUNTOM – Miroslav Jovic
Serbia, 06’, 2011
Transformation of one man from a remarkable citizen to a serial (animal) killer…
Fauna /’fɔ:nə/ n [sing v] – all the animals of an area or of a period of time.
Phantom /’fᴂntəm/ n – a ghost, spirit, demon
Participation to 15 festivals in Italy, Germany, Russia, Greece, Romania, Albania, Serbia…
Awards: “Golden Pincum” for Best Serbian Ecological Film on the International Festival of Tourist and Ecology films SILAFEST 2011 (Serbia) – 5th International Festival of Environmental and Tourist Film JAHORINA FILM FESTIVAL 2011, (Bosnia & Herzegovina) – Green Fest Belgrade, 2012 (Serbia).
GUM STORY – Mladen Jovanovic
Serbia, Documentary 3’57”, 2010
The objective of the movie is to educate the public about the problem and teaching them to wrap the chewing gum in a piece of paper and throwing it in the trash can. Previous festivals: Green Screen Fest, SilaFest, Malaysian Film Festival
AN OLD WOODEN CHURCH CAME ALIVE – Alexandru, Luiza Barcan’ husband
THE COMPANIONS (Saputnice) – Rethas Ivana
Serbia, Documentary 4’45”, 2011
The sisters of the monastery Preradovac are companions in the faith and the way of life. The draw inspiration from the noble Sumadija, in central Serbia. But this is, also, a short touristic art film about the area in which they are the guardians of tradition and builders.
Previous festivals: Document.art (Romania), Silafest (Serbia), Jahorina Fest (Bosnia), Gran Prix Lecce (Italy).
LAKES & MOUNTAINS, CARINTHIA THE JOY OF LIVING (Laghi & Monti – Carinthia, Voglia di Vivere) – Bottaro Adriano
Austria, Documentary 28’30”, 2012
In this broadcast, Carinthia presents its 5 regions, each of them with its key aspects. The Carinthian “Natuarena” in the Carnic Alps attracts passionate sportsmen with its wide range of activities. The National Park “Nockberge” and the unique “Nockalmstrasse”, a street climbing the mountains, offers an unforgettable view on the beautiful nature. The region Villach-Faaker See-Ossichaer See with its eponymous lakes offers bathing pleasure. In the south of Carinthia the lake Klopeiner See is the ideal place to relax and a hotspot for cyclists.
Previous festivals: Gran Prix Lecce (Italy), Document.art (Romania), Silafest (Serbia), ITF&CRO Split (Croatia), TOURFilm festival Karlovy Vary (Czechia) Jahorina Festival Pale Sarajevo Bosnia y H. ITF&CRO Tourfilm Festival Solin Croatia.
CHATEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE – Ernesto Brelière Capaldi and Ana Candela
France, 04’24”, 2012
An introduction to the ancient and renowned winery of Smith Haut Lafitte, located in the area of south Bordeaux.
The objective of the movie is to attract more cultural and eco tourism to the area.
Previous festivals: Tourfilm Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), Tourfilm Riga (Latvia).
MONTE CATTARO – Mladen Velimirovic
United Kingdom, Documentary 25’, 2012
Monte Cattaro is a film about beautiful old town Kotor (under Unesco protection) located in Montenegro by the southern Adriatic sea coast and its fiord which is the only one fiord in the whole Mediterranean region.
Previous festivals: Gran Prix Lecce (Italy), Tourfilm Festival Solin 2012 (Croatia), Candidate for Riga film Festival (Latvia).
VISIT ST ANN’S HILL LAND (Poznaj k raine sw. Anny) – Ewa Stolz
Poland, 6’13”, 2013
The film shows a grandfather who tells his grandchild stories about the region around St. Anna-hill. Grandfather and grandchild both look at old pictures. They remember earlier trips with the whole family to the so-called ”St, Anna-land”, where they enjoyed nature, culture and several historical sights.
Previous Festival: Film, Art and Tourism Festival Warsaw 2013
FLAMENCO SPIRITUAL (Espiritual Flamenco)– David C, Cooper
Spain, Documentary 2010, 7’
2010 was the Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain) Jubilee Year and thousands of pilgrims from all over the continent made their way there. One of the main pilgrim routes comes up from the south of Spain through the province of Segovia in Castile & Leon. This film commemorates this event through the music of Tito Losada and his Gypsy Company, together with the New Segovia Orchestra and the Valladolid Piccolo Choir.
Awards: Tourfilm 2011 (Brazil) – Art & Tur Festival 2011 (Portugal) – Arrabida Film Festival, Sesimbra 2012 (Portugal) – Tourfilm Karlovy Vary, 2012 (Czech Republic) – Document Art – 2012 (Romania) – Silafest, 2012 (Serbia).
AMORGOS HAS MANY SEASONS – Michael Jagd
Denmark, 17’, 2012
The film comes about Amorgós as an Cycladic island of wellness with its spa, yoga, raki, healing and herbs. 600 species of flora grow in the mountainous nature made for healthy walks all year round. And the many religious festivals and the nisiotiko (folklore and songs from the island) take care of the mental healing. We visit the villages of Katápola, Aegialis, Langada, Tholaria and Chora. And not to forget the famous monastery Panagia Chozoviótissa from 1088 facing the Big Blue.
THE HEAVEN BEHIND THE SKY – Cristina Andrei
KOZNIK JERINA’S TOWN – Dalibor Djokic
Serbia, Documentary 3’19”, 2012
Koznik is a fort in Serbia, situated 8km west from Aleksandrovac and 10km north-west from Brus.It was built in the last third of XIV century on the mountain side of Kopaonik at the 922m height which dominates the area above the river Rasina. The medieval town Koznik is know among the people as “Jerina`s town”. The legend says that the town was built by “Jerina the damn”, the wife of despot Djuradj Brankovic. Everyone carrted the stones from Rasina to the height: man, woman and children, an even the goats by which the town got its name. However, the histori of Koznik os slightly different. At, the end XIV century, the town was built on the roman castellum foundation and used by the great leader in the army of despot Stefan Lazarević called Radic Postupovic, know in the Serbian folk poetry as “Rade the little cloud” or “Rajko of Rasina”.
Previous festivals: Jahorina Fest 2012 (Bosnia)
SIGI AND THE WILD EMPEROR (Sigi und der Wilde Kaiser) – Christoph Zarfl
Austria, 2’, 2011
The film combines tradition and modernity in a humorous story. Sigi is a typical Tyrolese – he wears “lederhosen”, a beard and a sooting iron. Together with his wife Resi he owns a traditional farm and ensures fresh regional food for the guests of the Kitzbuhel Alps. A classical cliché so far, but instead of slef working on the farm, Sigi satisfies two guests of the fascination of the agricultural work. While the guests do the work for Sigi, he finds his adrenaline kick at various sport facilities of the holiday region, such as paragliding, golfing, mountainbiking and a visit on a high rope course.
IN A DREAMLAND (En Tierra de Suenos) – Ezequiel Degastaldi
Spain, 23’34”, 2011
Paula is a young, aggressive executive who travels to the wine-growing region of Rioja Alavesa to be a speaker at a conference. Her stressful profession leaves her no time to enjoy the minor pleasures of life afforded by our surroundings. Work has taken first place in an existence where there is no room for friends and a partner, let alone children. Her return trip is plagued by mishaps and her life comes to a halt when she encounters Vinfo, the wine elf. Paula, led by Vinfo, is about to discover the charm of Rioja Alavesa’s towns and scenery as well as the local customs, all in 3D. She learns how to appreciate nature, people, children… and life in general. An intensive adventure, full of magic, that brings about a profound change in her behaviour and global attitude. Was it a dream or a reality? In a Dreamland. You thought it didn’t exist, but if you look for it, someone will help you find it.
Awards in 2012: Das Goldene Stadttor Berlin (Germany), 2º Price in the category Countries and Regions; New York Festivals (USA), Winner’s certificate on the category Shorts; V International Riga Tourfilm Festival (Latvia),2º Price in the category “Commercial Tourism”; Film AT Varsovia (Polonia), Best Screen Play; 1st Zagreb Tourist International Film Festival (Croatia),2º Price in the cathegory “Promotional Film Lasting up to 60 minutes”; Silafest International Festival of Tourist and Ecology Films (Veliko Gradiste, Serbia), Grand Prix & White Acacia Best Original Score; 24th Grand Prix CIFFT 2012 Vienna (Austria), “Nominee for the Grand Prix”; 2nd Edition of Lazarraga Prices 2012 (Vitoria – España), Basque dinamization.
MOBY DICK, THE FLOATING LAND (Mobi Dik, Zemlja koja plovi) – Nebojša Ilić
Serbia, Documentary 22’22”, 2012
Vlasina Lake is the largest artificial lake in Serbia. Separate floating islands make it unique in the world. The Vlasina Lake, the heaven’s mud-mirror, is becoming a target and a victim of our neglect and our lack of care. There used to be the legend about the Vlasina’s bull, which kept people far from its’ shores. Was it the nature’s response to defend itself by creating a new legend, the one about the Vlasina’s wolf…?!Awards: Document.art 2012 (Romania), Silafest 2012 (Serbia), Jahorina Fest 2012 (Bosnia), Split 2012 (Croatia)
DIMORA DEL PRETE – Ernesto Brelière Capaldi and Ana Candela
Italy, Documentary 05’48”, 2011
An introduction to the luxury Dimora del Prete in the little town of Venafro and its surrounding area, the region Molise. To attract more international tourism to a poorly known region of Italy that is extremely rich in cultural heritage, local organic food production, with unspoiled cultural events and rituals, and renowned for its beautiful landscapes and peacefulness.
Previous festivals: SilaFest 2012 – Best Art and Tourism film (Serbia), Art and Tur 2012 – 2nd best rural tourism (Portugal), Jahorina Film Festival (Bosnia)
A CITY CALLED PORTO (Uma Cidade Chamada Porto) – Victor Santos
Portugal, Documentary 03’11”, 2012
The sunrise, the morning, the daytime and the nightfall… Porto in 24 hours.
Previous festivals: International Film Festival Document Art, 2012 (Romania); SilaFest 2012 (Serbia), Anje Portivity, 2011 (Portugal).
KALO PASCHA, HAPPY EASTER – Sabien Rodenbach
Greece, Documentary 06’22”, 2012
Kalo Pascha is a short visual documentary about the preparations for the traditional Greek Easter in Amorgos Island. The film objectives are to get know and enjoy the Greek culture, culture of the Cyclades (religion, gastronomy and nature) in an easy way to understand.
Previous festival: Lecce, Porto
Contribution of the International Short Film Festival of Athens Psarokokalo
SUNDAYS – Valéry Rosier
Belgium, Fiction 16 ‘
Sunday. Free time must be filled in every way.
Special Mention at Cannes festival
MEZZANINE – Dalibor Matanic
Crotia, Fiction 14’
A young girl after the urging of her mother enters the harsh world of business.
Grand Prize Festival Sarajevo, participation in festivals Lille, Nice and Bratislava
RUNAWAY – Victor Carrey
Spain, Fiction 11’
A stain, a chewing gum, a leash, a traffic light. Each item has its own story, but together create a unique story
14 awards at festivals (Brest, Kiev, Huescsa etc.)
SUGAR – Jeroen Annokkee
Netherlands, Fiction 7’
Klaasje, Bert’s striking neighbor asks him some sugar. From there follows a series of tragicomic events.
14 audience awards at international festivals.
MY FATHER, LENIN AND FREDDY – Rinio Dragasaki
Greece, Fiction 20’
The little girl eats chocolate, dad goes on business trip, mom is doing permanante, her sister stays hours in the bathroom, Lenin stalks onto dad’s empty office, and Freddie is all the time on Dinos video.
Participation to the festival of Clermont Ferrand.
OUT OF ERASERS – Erik Roselund
Denmark – Sweden, Fiction 15’
A woman coming back home is infected by a strange disease. Quickly she realizes that this is an epidemic.
Participation to more than 80 festivals (Sao Paolo, Vancouver, Dokufest)
BRIDGE – Gerben Agterberg
Netherlands, Animation 6’
The life of a solitary man changes when he meets a beautiful fish. But when the fish disappears everything changes.
Participation to festivals in Milan, Utrecht, Monterrey
OKRA PLANTER – Santa Madeira Collective (Andrei Moyssiadis)
Brazil, Fiction 15’\
The story of a poor farmer who wants to buy a bike to carry the harvest.
14 best film awards at festivals in Latin America.
FELIX – Anselm Besler
Germany, Fiction 1’
Every action has a reaction.
VERA’S WILL – Josefine Camitz
Sweden, Documentary 14’
Vera, 89 years old, R.C. 95 years old.. they can not take care of each other as they did so far. A new life lesson starts.
Contribution of the International Short Film Festival of Dramas
AT A BORDER RAILWAY STATION (S’ena synoriako stathmo) – Nancy Spetsioti
Greece, Fiction 10΄30”, 2010
An elderly yardmaster works for years in a frontier train station. He watches the trains leaving, but he remains there…
Previous festival: Drama Short Film Festival of Athens (Greece)
THE VILLAGE (To chorio) – Stelios Polychronakis
Greece, Animation 14’:10”, 2010
A doctor mysteriously discovers that he is required urgently at the village. He arrives there after a long and difficult journey, only to find that the village is deserted.
Participation to more than 15 festivals (France, USA, Spain, Greece, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Serbia, Armenia, Bulgary, Poland)
Awards (as of 14-03-2011): Best Music & Special Mention of the Jury at the Drama Short Film Festival 2010
MARIOS AND THE RAVEN (O Marios kai to koraki) – Yiannis Bougioukas
Greece, Fiction 22΄26”, 2010
On his fifty-third birthday, Marios seems to have everything he ever wished for, until a bird dropping from the blue reveals his happiness to be far more fragile than it seemed. By the end of the days, things will have fallen back into place, but things will never be quite the same again…
Awards: Best South and Eastern Europe Film Award at the 16th International Short Film Festival in Drama, 2010 (Greece); Best actor to Erricos Litsis at the 33th National Short Film Festival in Drama, 2010 (Greece); Best Short Film Award at the 7th International Lago Film Festival, 2011 (Italy); Cinematic Achievement Award at the 5th Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival TISFF, 2011 (Greece).
CYCLOPS2 (Kyklopas2) – Victoria Trzeciak
Greece, Fiction 17΄, 2011
Hercules is a boy with a problem in one of his eyes. People make fun of him and they call him “Cyclops”. He is living with his mother and he never met his father.He meets Eftichis by luck who is also a “Cyclops”. The two boys will wander around in the center of the city and by dawn both of them will have changed.
Previous festival: Drama Short Film Festival of Athens (Greece)
THE FOREIGNER – Alithia Avrami
Greece, Fiction 15΄, 2012
A remote Greek village must raise its population in order to avoid being cut off from the local government. When a foreigner, Eric, stumbles into town, the village mayor rallies the hostile towns people to convince Eric to stay.
Participated to more than 20 festivals.
Awards: nominated to the Student Emmy Awards – College Television Awards, 2013, Los Angeles (USA); winner to the Caucus Foundation Cold Circle Awards, First Place film, 2012, Los Angeles (USA); nominated Jury Prize to the Best International Short, Raindance Film Festival, 2012, London (UK); winner to the Cyprus International Short Film Festival, 2012, Nicosia (Cyprus).
April 2013: The film was acquired by Shorts International, the world’s leading short film media group.