Putting a focus on outstanding documentary productions from Europe, EFP has initiated this programme in collaboration with Hot Docs. For the third time in 2020, a dedicated section of the festival presented European filmmakers and their work.
Under the title THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE the showcase focuses on European diversity with films that explore and examine timely topics of urgency – immigration, populist movements, the new economic anxiety - within the landscape of contemporary Europe. The films address themes which are especially compelling for the North American public at this politically charged time. The filmmakers selected for THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE, will also participate in intensive and valuable industry activities, including workshops, pitches and meetings with potential buyers, all aimed at furthering their international contacts and careers, as well as offering opportunities for the sales of their films worldwide. To complement this initiative, EFP offers FILM SALES SUPPORT for world sales companies marketing European Films at Hot Docs.
production: OÜ Vesilind, VFS Films
The film looks at the making of a Russian citizen from a fresh angle. The director's subtle but demanding look reveals "the system" at work in the most benign-looking situations, in any moment of the everyday.
production: Parachute Films (Georgia)
Formerly a popular musician in Georgia, Levan (45) tries to regain success while living in a 14 m2 apartment with his mother Lamara (84).
production: Akkeri films & Biti aptan bæði
A desolate farm, pushed up against the Arctic ocean has been breeding sheep for centuries. This is the last autumn they herd their sheep down from the surrounding mountains.
production: List Production
A group of marginalized seniors satisfy their thirst for thrill, mingling and wine by visiting all the art events of Skopje, despite the disapproval of the social elite.
production: Widok Films
„This part of life belongs to me!" says Jola, after escaping from an abusive marriage. She's letting loose with her girlfriends, finally enjoys life and suddenly finds herself thrust into a new romance at a latino dancing class. Will she embrace love for the first time in her life at the age of 69?
production: Uma Pedra no Sapato
In 1975, they were young and came from all over Europe to work in the cooperatives of a Portugal in the throes of revolution.
production: Story AB
Amber belongs to a queer generation which no longer wants society to dictate their identity. The teenagers proudly inhabit a spectrum of fluid identities and master their first loves and losses.
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