'SOMETHING BETTER TO COME' AND 'BROTHERS' AWARDED IN TRIESTE
The film 'Something better to come' by Hanna Polak was chosen the Best Documentary at this year's Trieste Film Festival. The project 'Brothers' by Wojciech Staroń was awarded at the film market When East Meets West, which is held there.
The jury of Trieste Film Festival gave the Alpe Adria Cinema Award for the Best Documentary to the film 'Something better to come' by Hanna Polak. The documentary tells a story of an 11-year-old Jula, who lives on the largest dumping ground in Europe, 20 km away from the centre of Moscow. The area, surrounded by a wall and controlled by the guards, is supposed to be free from all kinds of intruders. However, there is a small group of people who live there and make a small community, deprived of rights. These people are Jula's closest family. She leads her life here, and here Jula dreams about future far away from the dumping ground.
'Something better to come' is a Polish-Danish production. It has already won the Grand Prix award at the Art Doc Fest in Russia, as well as the Jury's Special Award at the IDFA festival in the Netherlands. This time, it won the main award for the documentary film at the 26th edition of Trieste Film Festival, one of the most important festivals in Central and Eastern Europe. The full list of award-winners is available on the website.
This year, within the frames of Trieste Film Festival, the fifth edition of When East Meets West was held - film market the aim of which is to enable the film makers, producers, distributors and representatives of funds from the entire Europe to cooperate. The award by HBO Europe in the Last Stop Trieste section for the best film in production went to Wojciech Staroń for his project 'Brothers'. The projects were assessed by jury consisting of: Leena Pasanen, the director of DOK Leipzig, Catherine Le Clef from CAT&Docs' and Claudia Schreiner from the MDR television channel. 'Brothers' was shown at the second edition of Docs To Go! - presentation of projects at the post-production stage at the 53rd Krakow Film Festival.
In this year's edition of When East Meets West, there were 22 international projects, including 12 feature films and 10 documentary films. Last Stop Trieste is a new section of the film market, dedicated to documentary film projects at advanced stage of production. Selected documentaries are shown at special screenings, addressed to international sales agents, distributors, representatives of television channels and film festivals. You can find more information about Last Stop Trieste on the website of Trieste Film Festival.