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HomeAwardsAfghan Taliban drama ‘Flight From Kabul’ among Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event winners

Afghan Taliban drama ‘Flight From Kabul’ among Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event winners

Sahraa Karimi’s Taliban drama Flight From Kabul has gained the Display Worldwide finest pitch award from Business@Tallinn & Baltic Occasion, the trade platform of Tallinn Black Nights Movie Pageant (POFF).

The venture is impressed by Karimi’s personal expertise of the 2021 Taliban offensive that retook management Afghanistan, and compelled the filmmaker to flee her homeland. The Italian-Slovak co-production tells the story of Zibaa, a profitable Afghan filmmaker and anti-Taliban activist who has bought engaged; just for her wedding ceremony plans to be destroyed when the Taliban seizes Kabul. The movie is produced by Wanda Adamik Hrycova for Slovakia’s Wandal Manufacturing, in co-production with Fandango.

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The jury famous “a harrowing movie, a sworn statement of an necessary private true story advised by way of the feminine perspective and based mostly on momentous present occasions that also hang-out us at this time.”

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The Display Worldwide prize consists of protection all through the movie’s life cycle by Display.

Liliana Torres’ Spanish characteristic Mamifera acquired the perfect worldwide venture award from the Works in Progress part, with €7,000 (£6,135) money prize. Produced by Carla Sopedra Salvado and Miriam Porte for Edna Cinema and Distinto Movies, the movie centres on a 40-year-old girl who by chance turns into pregnant, inflicting her to rethink her life.

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“It was a particularly aggressive subject of tasks,” stated the jury, including that “a very touching second from the [Mamifera] footage continued to floor in our discussions.”

Additionally in Works in Progress, Lithuania-Estonia co-production Southern Chronicles acquired the Finest Baltic Mission award, with €7,000 money prize. Written by Egle Vertelyte, directed by Ignas Miskinis and produced by Lukas Trimonis for In Script, the jury recommended the movie for its “very genuine however very relatable story, which is very spectacular and difficult as a comedy.”

Raul Esko and Romet Esko’s Estonian characteristic Two of Me gained the €1,000 Finest Simply Movie Mission prize, for a youth-focused movie.


Alongside Flight From Kabul, winners within the Baltic Occasion Co-Manufacturing Market included Hannes Vartianinen’s Finnish title The Elf, produced by Joonas Berghail for Oktober Oy.

Three producers acquired two Producers Community Prizes, which embody a cross to the 2024 Producers Community awarded by Cannes’ Marche du Movie. Anna Gawlita and Marta Szymanowska acquired the award for La Manche, whereas Rea Rajcic did for Pogana.

Within the Script Pool, Leon Yersin’s Swiss title What stays took the €5,000 prize for many promising venture; with Carlos E. Lesmes’ Rise of the Water Fox receiving a particular point out.

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The awards have been offered at a ceremony at Roheline Saal, a warehouse venue within the metropolis’s Telliskivi bar and membership district. Tons of of attendees then decamped to the close by Sveta bar to have a good time the prizes on the From Berlin With Love occasion.

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Earlier this week Estonian drama sequence Behind The Iron Curtain was among the many winners on the TV Beats discussion board. POFF hosts its pageant awards this night (Saturday 18), earlier than the 17-day pageant concludes tomorrow.

Business@Tallinn & Baltic Occasion 2023 awards

Script Pool

Most promising venture: What stays (Swiss) wri-dir. Leon Yersin

Particular point out: Rise of the Water Fox (Est) dir. Carlos E. Lesmes

Works in Progress

Finest worldwide venture: Mamifera (Sp) wri-dir. Liliana Torres

Finest Batlic venture: Southern Chronicles (Lith-Est) dir. Ignas Miskinis

Finest Simply Movie venture: Two of Me (Est) dirs. Raul Esko, Romet Esko

Baltic Occasion Co-Manufacturing Market 

Baltic venture award: The Elf (Fin) dir. Hannes Vartiainen

Display Worldwide finest pitch award: Flight From Kabul (Slovakia-It) dir. Sahraa Karimi

Producers Community prize: Anna Gawlita, Marta Szymanowska – La Manche; Rea Rajcic – Pogane

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