The organisers of the Dragon Forum have just announced the results of this year's selection. 15 projects will participate in Dragon Forum 2014, including 5 projects from Poland.

Dragon Forum 2014 pitching will take place at the 54th Krakow Film Festival, from Tuesday 27 May to Saturday 31 May. Dragon Forum pitching includes two days of preparatory sessions and two days of pitching. The new formula of Dragon Forum includes the participation of the best projects in the follow-up activities, which consist of promoting these projects at film festivals, participation in sessions and script doctoring.

The organisers kindly invite all interested persons to take part in Dragon Forum 2014 as observers. Observer status allows participation both in a preparatory session and pitching. The observers will have a great chance to gain the wide knowledge of preparing the script and the production for international documentary market. This is a good opportunity for those who would like to pitch their project the next year. Dragon Forum 2014 Observer accreditation is available at

Special guest of 54. Krakow Film Festival is United Kingdom. At this occasion Dragon Forum will host special group of English filmmakers and decision makers associated with Channel 4 and BBC. We hope that it will turn in long-term and fruitful cooperation.

Experts and commissioning editors that have confirmed their participation at 9. Dragon Forum so far are representing a.o. HBO, ARTE, TVP, ORF, AVRO, RBB, Sundance Institute, Polish and foreign film funds, Studio Munka SFP, international producers and distribution houses.

HBO Development Award consisting in substantial financial support of development phase will be granted to the most interesting project presented at Dragon Forum 2014 Pitching.

Polish projects selected for Dragon Forum 2014:

1. Birdwatching
Director: Katarzyna Trzaska
Producer: Katarzyna Trzaska
Production company: ZYGIZAGA Robert Zygmuntowski

2. Love Express. The Strange Case of Walerian Borowczyk

Director: Kuba Mikurda
Producer: Danuta Gęgotek, Katarzyna Siniarska
Production company: Colab Pictures

3. PolinArts and the Outsiders (Poland/England)
Director: Mally Malwina Sworczuk
Producer: Mally Malwina Sworczuk
Production company: Mallywni Films

4. Prince Polandia

Director: Jakub Pączek
Producer: Rafał Ulicki
Production company:

5. Waiting for Marina
Director: Rafał Małecki, Rafał Pogoda
Producer: Rafał Ulicki
Production company:

International projects selected for Dragon Forum 2014:

1. Angel Business / Angyali üzlet

Director: Zsuzsanna Gellér-Varga
Producer: Balázs Wizner
Production company: Metaforum Film
Country: Hungary

2. Behind the Fence/ Aia taga
Director: Jaak Kilmi
Producer: Jaak Kilmi
Production company: Kuukulgur Film
Country: Estonia

3. Days of Madness/ Dani ludila

Director: Damian Nenadić
Producer: Oliver Sertić, Vanja Jambrović
Production company: Restart
Country: Croatia

4. Florence, the Consul and me

Director: Gianmarco D’Agostino
Producer: Gianmarco D’Agostino
Production company: GD Film
Country: Italy

5. Gatherers of sea weed/ Собиратели морской травы
Director: Maria Murashova
Producer: Vlad Ketkovich
Production company: Ethnofund
Country: Russia

6. Hunger Brothers/ Hermanos de Hambre

Director: Lucija Stojevic
Producer: Lucija Stojevic, Sandra Olsina
Production company: Noon Films SL
Country: Spain

7. Jewrythmics – Love in Yiddish
Director: Itai Lev
Producer: Itai Lev
Country: Israel

8. Stocznia – From the Shipyard to Young City/ Stocznia
Director: Melissa Decaire
Producer: Melissa Decaire, Caroline Lebel
Production company: MAGENTA* company
Country: France

9. The Book of the Sea/Книга моря
Director: Aleksei Vakhrushev
Producer: Aleksei Vakhrushev
Production company: High Latitudes ltd
Country: Russia

10. With wings and roots
Director: Christina Antonakos-Wallace
Producer: Canan Turan
Production company: With Wings and Roots Productions
Country: USA

More Information can be found at the organiser’s website.

[source: Academy of Documentary Arts Newsletter]