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It is a wrap for EKRAN+ 2019! See how we create new European cinema!

Another year of hard work at film development is behind us! The final session of EKRAN+ 2019 is finalized and our participants left Warsaw with their scenes, that they shot on professional film sets working with outstanding international casts and crews. Read on to see the pictures from our shoots and discover the amazing creative atmosphere created by our participants and tutors, that is the very essence of EKRAN+.

During the third session the participants  had a chance to analyze their scripts, rehearse with their actor and finally shoot their scene under the patronage of EKRAN+ tutors Wojciech Marczewski, Denijal Hasanović, Udayan Prasad and work on their storyboards with Jan Topczewski. They had their scripts consulted by Marilyn Milgro and Antoine Jaccoud and Academy Award winner Paweł Pawlikowski took part in the final discussion the participant’s finished, edited scenes at the end of the session.

Fot. Agnieszka Patela

EKRAN+ is a 22-day professional training programme, primarily designed for directors/writer-directors, focusing on the vision of their future film. This vision is elaborated through the combination of three major elements: the script, the audiovisual components and the collaboration with the other professionals involved in the shooting of the film.

EKRAN+ focuses participants on exploring, identifying and refining the tone and visual language of film. EKRAN+ aims at advancing participants’ treatments/scripts and producing two scenes from each script/treatment. Every participating project is represented by a Creative Team consisting of a director (or writer/director), a writer (or co-writer), a director of photography and producer.

9 projects from Poland, Switzerland, Croatia, Lithuania, Austria and Ireland take part in this year’s edition:

“Our House”: Maciej Marczewski – Director, Lambros Ziotas – Producer, Radosław Ładczuk – DoP (Poland)

“Funny and Sad life of George”:  Egle Vertelyte – Director/Writer, Lucas Trimonis – Producer (Lithuania)

“Is That All There Is”: Lina Luzyte – Directer/Writer, Kestutis Drazdauskas – Producer, Michael Lavelle – DoP (Lithuania)

„Fiume o morte!“: Igor Bezinović – Director/Writer, Tibor Keser – Producer (Croatia)

“World’s Shortest Poem”: David Clay Diaz – Director/Writer, Senad Halilbasic – Co-writer, Barbara Albert – Producer, Julian Krubasik – DoP (Austria)

„Palace“: Maria Sigrist – Director, Noëmi Steffen – Writer, Sabine Girsberger – Producer (Switzerland)

“The Good Reputation”: Mauro Mueller – Director/Writer, Ivan Madeo – Producer, Thomas Hardmeier – DoP (Switzerland)

“Other People”: Aleksandra Terpińska – Director/Writer, Beata Rzeźniczek – Producer, Bartosz Bieniek – DoP (Poland)

“Nest Egg”: Norah McGettigan – Director, Filip Kasperaszek – Writer, Joanna Szymańska – Producer (Poland / Ireland)


Below you can read about our participants and their projects:

“Funny and Sad life of George”:  Egle Vertelyte – Director/Writer, Lucas Trimonis – Producer (Lithuania)

A female Lithuanian student comes to NY to write about a funny life of her favorite artist George Machiunas under the supervision of her tutor Jonathan, who on the contrary thinks that the life of this artist was very sad.

For more pictures from the set click here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/EKRANprogramme/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2931559686915726

Fot. Agnieszka Patela


“Our House”: Maciej Marczewski – Director, Lambros Ziotas – Producer, Radosław Ładczuk – DoP (Poland)

Anna, an ex-opera singer with alcoholic problem sacrificed her career and dreams to devote herself to her family. Now that her son is getting married and her husband got into a serious relationship with another woman, she must fight to keep this family together, so that all her sacrifices and choices from the past would not go in vain.

Fot. Agnieszka Patela


“Is That All There Is”: Lina Luzyte – Directer/Writer, Kestutis Drazdauskas – Producer, Michael Lavelle – DoP (Lithuania)

What do you do, when you’re seventy, you loose your job and your children treat you like a nanny? You go to CUBA!

For more pictures from the set click here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/EKRANprogramme/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2931553793582982

Fot. Agnieszka Patela


„Fiume o morte!“: Igor Bezinović – Director/Writer, Tibor Keser – Producer (Croatia)

As one of the most photographed events of its time, the story about the occupation of the city of Fiume is an opportunity to explore how to remember an event which at the same time included both hard-core nationalistic ideas and an utopian movement.  Evoking memories, reinterpreting the past, constructing new interpretations.

For more pictures from the set click here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/EKRANprogramme/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2931563823581979

Fot. Agnieszka Patela


„Palace“: Maria Sigrist – Director, Noëmi Steffen – Writer, Sabine Girsberger – Producer (Switzerland)

While on a winter holiday with his cynical parents, a lonely rich kid begins to struggle with the decadent society he belongs to.

For more pictures from the set click here:

https://www.facebook.com/EKRANprogramme/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2934347703303591

Fot. Agnieszka Patela


“The Good Reputation”: Mauro Mueller – Director/Writer, Ivan Madeo – Producer, Thomas Hardmeier – DoP (Switzerland)

A middle-aged rich woman ventures into an affair with the mentally disabled nephew of her husband. By breaking many taboos, she finds herself socially ostracized, but manages to flourish as an individual.

For more pictures from the set click here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/EKRANprogramme/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2931570396914655

Fot. Agnieszka Patela


“Nest Egg”: Norah McGettigan – Director, Filip Kasperaszek – Writer, Joanna Szymańska – Producer (Poland / Ireland)

Warm light reflects off GER’S 41 face. She’s 41 and wearing heavy make-up and her long blonde hair is in ringlets. She’s smiling brightly. All we can see is her head bobbing up and down in frame. She looks around. And her expression changes. She is shocked to find herself on stage performing an Irish dance with a group of 6 year old girls. They are also wearing make-up and have their hair in ringlets.

For more pictures from the set click here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/EKRANprogramme/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2931549403583421

Fot. Agnieszka Patela