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Diana's List Wins EAVE Award in Trieste

The Croatian documentary project Diana's List (Ex Oriente Film 2011) produced by Dana Budisavljević and Miljenka Čogelja received the EAVE European Producers Workshop Award at the co-production forum When East Meets West (January 19-21, Trieste, Italy). The award will allow the producers to attend the EAVE workshop 2012.



Diana’s List, a participant of IDF's Ex Oriente Film and East European Forum in 2011, received the EAVE European Producers Workshop Award at the co-production event When East Meets West - January 19 - 21, 2012 in Trieste, Italy - organized by the FVG Audiovisual Fund and the Trieste Film Festival in cooperation with EAVE, CEI, and under the patronage of EURIMAGES



[source: Croatian Audiovisual Centre, HAVC]

The project Diana’s List participated at the pitching forum as one of 18 selected projects out of 129 entries, in a fierce competition of feature live action and documentary projects from Eastern European countries and Italy, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The prestigious EAVE European Producers Workshop award ensures the award-winning producer funds for participation and further development of the project at EAVE 2012 European Producers workshop. The project won pitching funds at the last public tender for screenplay development financing called by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre.

 

Diana's List

Production company: Hulahop Film & Art Production

Dianina lista , Croatia, 80 min, HD, History, Human Rights

Fifteen years ago, atop a box containing worn-out children’s clothes, a diary of an extraordinary woman was discovered – a wartime testimony of a charity taking at that time probably incredible proportions. On a cold winter day, in February 1942, Diana Budisavljević decided to do something for the thousands of children who were dying in Ustaše camps every day from hunger, sickness and cold. She launched an action that saved 12,000 children by 1945 and took careful records of all the information available so that the children could safely return to their families once the war was over.



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