Ex Oriente Film
1. Individual meetings of the 2nd workshop in June 2005
2. Individual meetings of the 2nd workshop in June 2005
3. Final pitching forum in October in Jihlava 2005
Congratulations!!! Selection for Ex Oriente Film Workshop 2006 is finished. Following projects were chosen out of 46 applicants from all the Central and Eastern Europe.
ELEKTRO MOSKVA (Austria)
Director: Lena Tihonova
Producer: Dominika Spritzendorfer, Rotor Film
At the beginning of the 80ies many corporations of the USSR military defence industry began
to develop and produce synthesizers and other electronic musical instruments as a byproduct
to their technological developments for war. Story about free mind and invented spirit of people in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia shown through electronic music.
Journey to Freedom (Bulgaria)
Director: Jordan Todorov
Producer: Martichka Bozhilova, Agitrop
In 1946, Stefan Apostolov, escaped from the Communist regime in Bulgaria, hidden in a freighter ship. Ten years later he became the legendary American exploitation director A.C.Stephen. Universal story of a man that had been separated by force from his family. Story about the exile, success and the home-coming decades later.
Inside the Walls (Croatia/Macedonia)
Director: Atanas Georgiev
Producer: Sinisha Juricic, Nukleus Production.
Humorous documentary about everyday life of young people in Vienna.
RAPito ErGO sum (Czech Republic)
Director: Pavel Abraham
Producer: Martin Posta, Fresh Films
The Czechoslovak hip-hop scene which has grown quite rapidly during the last decade and has become many young people’s means of self-identification. Film follows the inner lyrics of rap which gain important social context and compare it to the real life of post communist rappers.
The Zone (Czech Republic)
Director: Tomas Kudrna
Producer: Alzbeta Kabelova, Armada Films
New and huge industrial zone should grow near of the tranquil agricultural village of Nosovice. On this story film tells us about globalization and level of democracy in Czech Republic proved by behavior of the giant foreign investor company to the local inhabitants.
1956 - From the Inside Out (Hungary)
Director: Marianna Strommer
Producer: Peter Zakar, Fivinvest Kft.
1956 - From the Inside Out is documentary film about Hungarian revolution based on archive footage of world media and on the eyewitness former communist Eva Hay widow of Gyula Hay, the greatest drama writer of the period, who was jailed in 1957.
Producer: Daniel Beres
Director: Bojana Papp
Hungarian dentist living near Romania and Austrian farmer from Alps travel to meat each other at the border in the dentists’ seat. Bizarre story about cheap eastern dental services and new way of western tourism in enlarged Europe.
Producer and director: Kaspars Goba, Elm Media
Benes Aijo has been born to Latvian mother and Ugandan father. A black guy who comes from the poorest region of the European Union during years became to be one of the most notorious members of the extreme left and racist National Bolsheviks. A story about being lost in the society, which is considered one of the least tolerant in Europe.
77°43´N, 104°15´E (Poland)
Director: Michal Marczak
Producer: Krzysztof Kopczynski, Eureka Media,
Cheluskin – Russia – 6000 km away from Moscow, 4 hours helicopter flight from the nearest settlement, lays a small, forgotten border patrol base. Eight soldiers guard and impaled in to the ground wooden pole. Freezing temperatures, lack of equipment, and the artic day and night give them a place of shelter which they call a “paradise”.
Director: Jacob Dammas
Producer: Helge Renner, Renner Film und Foto Produktion
A film about global and local, about the influence of two cultures on the beautiful unspoiled fields of a village on the north coast of Poland. Danish entrepreneur with his building investments brings new neighbors from the Danish cities to the local Polish farming and fishing population.
Wongar - the white aborigine (Serbia/Germany)
Director: Adrijana Stojkovic
Producer: Jelena Stankovic , Art & Popcorn; Herbert Schwering, ICON FILMS
Story about a Serbian men and his Aboriginal destiny. Streten Bozic alias Wongar almost died, when his car was broken in the middle of Austrian desert. By coincidence he was saved by old aborigine men. On the 350 km trip to the nearest civilization started his deep aborigine passion and his fight for aborigine rights.
Director: Juraj Lehotsky
Producer: Marko Skop, Artileria
Film about life of blind and probe into the mysteries of their lives. Love among those born into the darkness...because perhaps world that lacks light holds the truth essence of fulfillment and happiness.
Expedition Moloko (Slovakia)
Director: Daniela Rusnokova
Producer: Federika Homolkova, Leon Productions
Humorous globalization story about civilization pressure and tradition values. Mongolian shepherd come to stay with Slovakian shepherd in order to learn how to make cheese ... Two world cultures and traditions meet each other.
Afghan women behind the wheel (Slovakia)
Director: Sahraa Karimi
Producer: Jan Oparty, ALEF JO Filmstudio
Under the Taleban women in Afghanistan were deprived of most basic human rights. That included the right to drive! Today there are women in Afghanistan who, despite the resentment of the male-dominated society, are ready and willing to learn how to drive. Story of the first woman driving school in Kabul.