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Cash & Marry, a documentary film by Macedonian director Atanas Georgiev that attended the 2006 Ex Oriente Film international workshop of creative documentary film, was presented at a Berlinale industry screening, February 8, 2009. The international premiere is scheduled to take place at Visions du Réel in Nyon (April 23 - 29); the film might also be shown at Hot Docs (April 30 - May 10).



In 2006, Atanas Georgiev and Sinisha Juricic developed Cash & Marry within the Ex Oriente Film international workshop of creative documentary film.



Austria, Croatia, Macedonia 2009, 75 min

Directed by: Atanas Georgiev
Producer: Ralph Wieser, Sinisha Jurcic, Atanas Georgiev
Script: Marjan Alcevski 
Cinematography: Dimitar Popov
Editor: Vladimir Gojun
Production company: Mischief Films, with Nukleus (HR), Trice Films (MK)
In cooperation with ITVS (USA), ORF
Supported by:
Filmfonds Wien, Ministry of Culture Mazedonia, Ministry of Culture Croatia, RTR - Fernsehfond Austria
Autlook Filmsales GmbH

A paid marriage for an European passport - An attempt to overcome the barriers of the European immigration restrictions. The film explores the phenomenon of fake marriages that serve as a way for immigrants to secure legal residency in the European Union.



Berlinale, Industry Screening: February 8, 2009 at 9:30 am, Hotel Marriott

International Premiere: Visions du Réel Nyon, April 23 - 29, 2009