films

Green Dream


Bulgaria, creative documentary, 2015
director: Maia Iotzova

Green Dream is a personal documentary that contemplates nature's place within the city.

Invisible Strings


Bulgaria, creative documentary, upcoming, 2014
director: Antoni Krastev, Borislav Karamelski

A documentary that explores the Invisible Strings that connect us all in the web of life. Shot in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Namibia and more countries in Asia, Africa and Europe.

Dear Lastan!


creative documentary, Croatia, 2014
director: Irena Skoric

For the first time after almost five decades, this film reveals the true identity of a mythical hero who helped unhappy and confused little souls.

Shipyard Sculptor


creative documentary, Croatia, 2014
director: Branko Istvancic

Stanislav Bavcevic is a mechanical engineer working in the Split Shipyard – and a ‘shipyard sculptor’. He makes statues out of shipbuilding leftovers, always inspired by the shipyard motifs. He found his job in the shipyard, but also his inspiration.

Hills Village 21000 Split


Croatia, documentary, upcoming, 2012
director: Silvio Mirosnicenko

Hills Village 21000 Split is a documentary which in a Fellini style represents the inhabitants of an unusual neighbourhood. We encounter a dentist and writer, a tired ex-boxer who had a carrier in Germany, a hardcore punk band Pas Maters, whose charismatic front man and lead singer mysteriously disappeared, an old soccer supporter with the last name Hajduk, an ex-hooligan diligently studying in a night school and many others. A complex portrait of an unusual Split neighbourhood and its even more unusual inhabitants with Hajduk as their religion.

From Grain to Painting


creative documentary, Croatia, Serbia, upcoming, 2012
director: Branko Istvancic

A documentary about a neglected, marginalized minority in Serbia, forgotten by their country. The “straw girls” are anonymous Croatian artists of Bunjevci ethnicity who live in the north of the independent province of Vojvodina. They found straw to be the “green” medium of choice for creating paintings, sculptures and applied art objects as an antidote to their difficult life on the vast Pannonian plain.

Album


creative documentary, Croatia, upcoming, 2011
director: Branko Istvancic

The protagonist attempts to re-establish a normal post-war life, searching for family photographs lost in the war on the territory of former Yugoslavia. This poetical documentary pushes the boundaries of the traditional aesthetics and narrative structures of filmmaking.

CLOSE


Bulgaria, documentary, 2012
director: Daniel Simeonov

The idea of making the film “CLOSE” came to me in the early stages of my education of Film Directing while I was mesmerized by the art of Andrey Tarkovskiy and especially his film “The Mirror”. I’ve always wanted to make a film about my mother in which to be able to capsulate (and film art can do that in the best possible way) a certain amount personal emotions and fillings because they are important to me, because in a way they are representation of what I am as a person. And after all - the human life is a journey towards our own understanding about our personal empirical and existential boundaries. I believe that such reflections, transcends the personal connotation, because the relationship with our parents is essential and deeply encrusted in every one of us – no matter we have it or we lost it. "CLOSE" is a film about my mother. But it's also a film about every mother and every human being who has a relationship with one substantial and CLOSE soul…a soul that is a man’s last resort, a soul that is CLOSE to us, regardless of its aspirations. “CLOSE” is philosophical observation. This is a film about the CLOSEness… the CLOSEness of man and nature…the CLOSEness of our connection with everything in the universe, with every blade of grass and every ant, with each death… "CLOSE" is about the personal, but also generic and existential fear of our own end, it’s about the conception that every other death is our own. On the other hand the film projects its message beyond the personal space of the character, without being specific and trivial in its observations about the depopulation of the Bulgarian village, for example…Depopulation which is not only physical it is also metaphysical, spiritual… The film represents the pressure of globalization, its incoherent meanings, it is visualization of dialectical confrontation and relationship between past and future, between the plane and simple life in the countryside and the horrific visions of the modern city world. Globalization and acceleration which we cannot comprehend where every feeling and though is on display or online. All we have is our own self, our own memories… And in the end our last rampart – religion. Our faith – the only thing that provides (illusory or not) internal life of our soul and spirit. The vast amount of poetic and long shots are the language of the film. In fact the storyteller is the images supported by the narrator. Every segment has its own emotional, visual and musical decoration and rhythm.”

GANGSTER OF LOVE


creative documentary, Croatia, Romania, upcoming, 2012
director: Nebojsa Slijepcevic

Matchmaker Nediljko Babic called Gangster helps young Bulgarian single mother to find new husband in Croatia. But series of comically disastrous dates disclose true nature of conservative Croatian men: they would rather die alone then merry a foreigner with a child.

Home Alone – a Romanian Tragedy


documentary, Romania, upcoming, 2010
director: Ionut Carpatorea

This is the story of over 350.000 Romanian children left “home alone”. One or both their parents are working abroad, in Italy, Spain and other Western Europe countries. The kids were left to be taken care of by relatives or even neighbors. Many of them committed or attempted suicide. How can one explain what they did? What did these kids think? What drove them to the point of losing everything?