Posted: May 17
We are incredibly proud to announce that a number of our films are proving to be very successful at festivals all over the world! Congratulations to all those involved.
Directed by Nina Maria Paschalidou and produced by Forest Troop Films & Ladoc, Femicidio recently won the Documentary Award at The Greek Film Festival in Berlin!
Following its World Premiere at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in 2022, Femicidio has won the Documentary Award at the The Greek Film Festival in Berlin, where it was described as “a film that shines a light on a real wound of our society today, driven by patriarchal principles. We are following a courageous woman survivor tackling a problem that affects at least 50% of our population.”
The documentary details the story of multiple victims of femicide in Italy, and the families that survive them. We follow Laura Roveri, who was 25 when her ex-boyfriend stabbed her repeatedly in a disco. Despite all the evidence to the contrary, he claimed he never intended to kill her and only received a seven-year sentence.
Nearly 70 % of these women are killed by men they lived with. Most of the rest are killed by former boyfriends and ex-husbands. “Femicidio” looks into femicides in Italy, where It focuses on cases that rocked the country and exposed misogyny in Italian culture, and reveals the macho mentality that leads husbands, ex-partners, and boyfriends to murder.
More information on the film can be found here.
Poison(s) was selected for screening by Hot Docs in their 2023 edition, where it had its World Premiere. The screening was a great success, with a packed cinema staying to watch the whole series. A massive congratulations to Jennifer Deschamps, Little Big Story and the whole team!
The film follows Putin and his quest for power, and the lethal methods he uses to maintain it. Beginning with the polonium poisoning of dissident Alexander Litvinenko and the Novichok exposure of double agent Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom, the series outlines how Putin baited foreign governments to address his extra-judicial silencing campaign.
Ovidie’s ‘Spanton vs the French Police’ – produced by Magneto, had its Spanish Premiere at the IMPACTE! Festival de Cinema i Drets Humans de Catalunya.
After premiering at the CPH:DOX festival in 2022, “Spanton vs the French Police”, the documentary thriller will be having its Spanish Premiere at the Festival de Cinema i Drets Humans de Catalunya. Congratulations to all those involved!
In 2014, Canadian tourist Emily Spanton walks into a bar in Paris. She meets a group of men who turn out to be French police officers, and after several drinks, they invite her to their office nearby. What happens next is a matter of dispute. Emily presses charges against the cops for rape but they deny all allegations.
What follows is intense media coverage and virulent victim shaming, this thriller documentary covers Emily’s fight for justice during the first wave of the #MeToo movement, during which the policemen are sentenced to prison.
Directed by Michaël Sztanke and Gaël Faye, Rwanda: Words of Silence will also be making its Spanish debut at the IMPACTE! Festival de Cinema i Drets Humans de Catalunya.
We are delighted to announce that Michaël Sztanke and Gaël Faye’s Rwanda: Words of Silence will be having its Spanish Premiere at the Festival de Cinema i Drets Humans de Catalunya! Produced by Babel and Iyugi, this follows a string of screenings in France, Italy and the UK; a huge congratulations to the whole team!
The film follows the story of Prisca, Marie-Jeanne and Concessa, who say they survived the Rwandan genocide and sought safety in refugee camps, only to be repeatedly raped and abused by the French soldiers sent there to protect them. While the French army denies all accusations of rape, the three women filed a complaint with the French courts in 2004 and 2012. The investigation is now at a standstill.
As time goes by, the survivors are concerned with preserving the memory for themselves and their community. The film has been described as a reflection on the unspeakable and the power of words, on the weight of silence.
Hubschman’s ‘Musk vs Bezos: The New Star Wars’ – will have its US premiere at the Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston! It will be available for online screening from May 19-21 – congratulations to the Agnès Hubschman, Magneto and all those involved!
The two richest men in the world are engaged in a vicious space race that has implications for us all. For years, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have squabbled in the media over everything from who is the wealthiest to who did what first. But their rival space programmes, satellite launches and plans to colonise the planets have launched a new Space Age.
To learn more about how to attend, click here!
Produced by A&O Buero and directed by Johan von Mirbach, ‘Cryptoqueen: The OneCoin Scam’ will also be having its US premiere at the Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston, and it will be available to watch via online screening from May 19-21.
In 2014, a new cryptocurrency was unveiled: OneCoin. At mass events resembling religious gatherings, charismatic founder, Ruja Ignatova, claimed it was on course to become the world’s biggest digital currency and would change the world. It was soon hyped as the cryptocurrency for the poor. A currency that would turn paupers into princes.
In truth, it only turned Ruja Ignatova into the Cryptoqueen. She threw lavish champagne parties all around the world, buying luxury properties along the way. Until she went AWOL. At present, nobody knows where she is. How did Ruja Ignatova manage to dupe authorities and clients alike? Who knew what when? How does OneCoin manage to continue to operate? And who are the shady people behind the Cryptoqueen?
Click here to learn more about how to attend!
Following a string of successes at multiple festivals around the world, Victoria Bruce’s ‘Las Abogadas: Attorneys on the Front Lines of the Migrant Crisis’ has also been selected for screening at the Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston!
We are so delighted to announce that Victoria Bruce’s ‘Las Abogadas: Attorneys on the Front Lines of the Migrant Crisis’ has also been selected for screening at the Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston! Congratulations to all those involved!
The film follows four immigration attorneys over a four-year odyssey, as the U.S. Government upends every law to protect those fleeing from violence and war. From setting up a legal clinic in a Volkswagen bus in the middle of five thousand desperate migrants, to forcing border guards to follow the law and accept a blind woman into U.S. custody, to crossing the border to counsel African migrants stuck in Tijuana, to giving legal advice in the brutally hot Mexican sun to families desperate to see American soil — we watch our characters’ surreal journeys to try and help, as they grapple with the ongoing pandemic and its consequences at the same time.
To learn more about how to attend, click here!
Atomic Hope, directed by Frankie Fenton and produced by Kennedy Films, has been a hit at festivals around the world, and will now make its Brazilian debut at The International Uranium Festival in Rio. The film will also be screened at the Seoul Larkspur International Film Festival in June. It was also shown in Vienna at a screening organised by Generation Atomic.
After premiering at Hot Docs 2022, Atomic Hope has been selected for The International Uranium Festival in their 2023 edition. This comes after a number of selections in Ireland, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia & Israel, a massive congratulations to Frankie Fenton and his production team! More information on how to attend can be found here! It will be screened on May 25th.
The film will also be screened at the Seoul Larkspur International Film Festival in South Korea under its Special Exhibition on Nuclear Power! It will be available to watch on June 2nd and 5th – click here to learn more about how to attend!
Furthermore, Generation Atomic also organised a screening of the film in Vienna, which was its Austrian premiere. It was followed by a Q&A featuring director Frankie Fenton, as well as Eric Meyer, founder of Generation Atomic and subject in the film.
“Refreshing, compelling, a genuine work of passion.”
– ★★★★☆ – Dan Green, Roobla
Released in 2022, Nic Balthazar’s highly acclaimed green documentary – produced by Wistoria was recently featured in the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) in Geneva, as well as at The Urban Climate Film Festival in New Delhi. It also had its Italian premiere at the Riviera International Film Festival.
Nic Balthazar’s “Duty Of Care: The Climate Trials” was screened in Geneva at the 21st edition of FIFDH, where it received critical acclaim, notably from writer and director Cyril Dion, who described the film as “inspiring” and “a call on us” to follow in Roger Cox’s footsteps and help make a change.
The documentary also made its Indian debut on March 26th in New Delhi, where it received praise at the 1st edition of The Urban Climate Film Festival, as audiences were intrigued by the unique subject and content of the film.
Furthermore, Duty of Care made its Italian debut at the Riviera International Film Festival, on May 11th and 13th! Congratulations to Nic Balthazar and team!
For more information about the film, click here!
If you are interested in screening any of our documentaries at your festival or event, including the above, you can fill out our screening request form, or get in touch with our festivals manager Olivier for more information.