NINA – dir. Hristo Simeonov, 1st Prize | THE END OF THE SEASON – dir. Stanisław Cuske, 2nd Prize | THE LILLIE’S SELLER – dir. Igor Galuk, 3rd Prize
NINA | dir. Hristo Simeonov | BG | 2019 | 19 min
prod|pro Nikolay Todorov, Elena Mosholova, Poli Angelova scen|wr Konstantin Bojanov, zdj|ph Vesselin Hristov muz|mus Goran Andrich mon|ed Hristo Simeonov ob|cast Plamena Stefanova, Borislav Rusev, Margita Gosheva, Niki Chobanski
Following her dream of leaving for Spain to pursue a better life, Nina 13-year-old-roma girl must become a skilled pickpocket. This could happen under the control of the bossy Vasill, but Nina is feeling trapped in her relation with him. There are days when she is almost ready to run away from him. During her next attempt she is caught red-handed, but her victim decides not to call the police and, instead, offers help.
He is a film director and writer based in Sofia. Hristo is a Berlinale and Sarajevo Talent alumni. His collaboration with human rights foundations in Bulgaria resulted in the creation of multiple documentaries and videos with social agendas. Hristo short fiction films are shown at international festivals like Clermont-Ferrand, Tampere, Krakow, Dresden, Bilbao, Cottbus, Molodist, Triest, Thessaloniki, Vienna, etc. His debut short film The son (2015) won the Main Short Film Prize at Cottbus Film Festival (2016) and Best Bulgarian Short Film at the Bulgarian Film Academy Awards (2016) and other 15 awards. Currently, Hristo develops his first feature film.
2020 FAF Two Riversides, Kazimierz Dolny, Janowiec – 1st Prize, International Short Films Competition
2020 Sofia International Film Festival – Best short film
2020 Krakow Film Festival – Jury special mention
THE END OF THE SEASON | dir. Stanisław Cuske | PL | 2019 | 20 min
prod|pro Studio Munka
The older marriage sails out on a cruise on the lakes, where they have spent the entire one’s life. The enclosed space of the yacht provokes reflection on the future as well on what has passed. In the evenings old melodies resound.
Born in 1996. Currently, he is a student of Cinematography at the Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia in Katowice. He has completed the Film Kindergarten course at the Wajda School. His artistic pursuits include music videos, feature and documentary films, such as “Subcultures” (2014) and “Under the Sails” (2016). Among his film awards, there is the Grand Prix at the OKFA National Independent Cinema Competition for his picture “The Race” (2016).
2020 FAF Two Riversides, Kazimierz Dolny, Janowiec – 2nd Prize, International Short Films Competition
THE LILLIE’S SELLER | dir. Igor Galuk | ARG | 2020 | 18 min
prod|pro Paula Asprella scen|wr Igor Galuk, ob|cast Jacinta Pinto, Indira Torrez Serrudo
Jacinta and her granddaughter Indira are Bolivian migrants. During the spring they work collecting flowers on the coast of the river, which they then sell in the cemetery of the town of Magdalena. Their daily tasks are hampered by racial problems that still exist in Argentina in relation to the ancestral cultures of Latin America.
He is a screenwriter and film and television director. He studied photography, music and audiovisual communication. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Arts of the National University of La Plata (UNLP). With his short films and documentary series, he has participated in important national and international festivals, including the San Sebastián Festival, Locarno and Viña del Mar. He is currently finishing his first documentary feature film.
2020 FAF Two Riversides, Kazimierz Dolny, Janowiec – 3rd Prize, International Short Films Competition