World Premiere of My Life Without Air at the Hot Docs
We are proud to announce the world premiere of Restart's newest production, a feature documentary film 'My Life Without Air' by Bojana Burnać in the competition (International Spectrum) of Hot Docs, Toronto. This is the first Croatian film ever that managed to enter competition at one of the biggest festival of documentary film in the world. Besides Bojana who also took care of the cinematography, the rest of the creative crew are: producer Oliver Sertić, editor Jelena Maksimović, executive producers Tibor Keser and Iva Tkalec and sound designer Jakov Munižaba. The film will have three screenings (30.4., 1.5. and 7.5.), accompanied by the director, producer and main protagonist Goran Čolak.
International premiere of My World is Upside Down at SEEfest
Music documentary 'My World is Upside Down' by Slovenian director Petra Seliškar, co-produced by Petra Pan Film (Slovenia), PPFP (Macedonia) and Restart, will have its International premiere in the documentary competition of South East European Film Festival Los Angeles - SEEfest LA, starting 27th of April and lasting for 11 days. Eight films compete for the Documentary award that will be chosen by the jury Betsy Kalin, Tony Bell and Arati Misro.
New festivals for Half a Man and Islands of Forgotten Cinemas
Our films continue with the intense festival tour and the next stop will be two screenings in Germany - short fiction film by Kristina Kumrić "Half a Man" will be screened in the competition of the 18th Cellu l’art Short Film Festival in Jena and short documentary by Ivan Ramljak "Islands of Forgotten Cinemas" in the documentary competition of the Festival of Central and Eastern European Film goEast that will be held for the 17th time in German city Wiesbaden. Both films so far had successful festival life wining 8 festival awards, 4 each.
Half a Man awarded at 22nd Vilnius Film Festival
At 22nd Vilnius Film Festival Cinema Pavasaris in Lithuania, our film "Half a Man" by Kristina Kumrić won a special mention in the short film competition. This was the forth award that "Half a Man" received at the international film festivals. Approximately a dozen Croatian films, ranging from animated to documentary to feature films, were screened in various programmes of the Vilnius International Film Festival. More information about winners and the festival can be found on the festival’s official website.
Alexandru Belc is the first Croatian Kinedok guest
Romanian director Alexandru Belc is the first guest of this year's edition of Kinedok in Croatia where he came to present his film 'Cinema, Mon Amour'. Belc started the tour on Sunday, 9.4. in Zagreb, joined by the director of the short doc 'Islands of Forgotten Cinemas' Ivan Ramljak in Dokukino KIC, and continues with screenings in the cities of Rijeka (OKC Palach), Pula (Center Rojc) and Varaždin (Cinema Gaj). Kinedok is an international alternative network for the distribution of creative documentaries. This year's catalogue consists 16 intriguing titles from Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Hungary, Norway, Poland and Croatia that will be screened at more than 140 different locations.