If Only Night Wouldn’t Fall will world premiere at Sheffield Docfest

We are proud to announce that If Only Night Wouldn’t Fall by Marc Schmidt will premiรจre at the 30th edition of Sheffield DocFest in the international competition ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽŠ
In three interwoven stories – in The Netherlands, Norway and the USA, we observe different stages of prevention: from children at a primary school that get an โ€˜early interventionโ€™ to keep away anxiety disorders at a later age, to a young man that tries to avoid a new psychosis. A next level is reached in Florida where a city without friction is built in order make all residents happy.
A Basalt Film production in co-production with Fuglene (Norway) and Clin d’oeil films (Belgium). In collaboration with KRO-NCRV, Nederlands Filmfonds, Media Fund, NPO Fonds and with financial support of Norwegian films, CoBo fund , Film Fund Production Incentive and Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds .

Draw for Change! goes to Canneseries

โœ๏ธโœŠโ€œOur society sets boundaries for girls. If you want to be a graphic artist, you have to draw a tree, a duck, a house. We have to break the norms. I donโ€™t want to draw a tree”.

Get to know one of the 6 female cartoonists redefining the lines in #DRAWFORCHANGE, the Syrian artist Amany Al-ali.

The first episode, BEHIND THE LINES, directed by Alisar Hasan and Alaa Amer, will premiere at Canneseries on April 18.๐ŸŒด

We cannot wait!

Dutch release of Holding up the Sky

Cinema Delicatessen is releasing our film Holding up the Sky by Pieter Van Eecke.

Tonight ๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ก๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ช๐™ฅ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™Ž๐™ ๐™ฎ will premiere in ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, which will also be the kick off of our three special screenings on climate justice, ecocide and indigenous rights.

For the first panel, director ๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—˜๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ will come over specially from Belgium. He will discuss the film with no other than ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ ๐—”๐—ฝ, spokesperson of ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ข and founder of ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด. ๐—”๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฎ ๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‡๐—ถ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ is the last panel member and will add her insights gained as an environmental law student and Youth Team Lead at ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ ๐˜Œ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜•๐˜“. Finally, director of ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜›๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜บ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป will moderate the panel.

Special Mention for Love is not an Orange at One World Romania

๐ŸคฉWhat a wonderful experience ๐ŸŒOne World Romania was!
๐Ÿ†Love is not an Orange received a special mention from the High School Jury, the only jury of the festival!
A very special encounter with some very bright and sharp youngsters.๐Ÿคฉ
The film filled in two cinema rooms, touched hearts but also left some space for laughter.โญ๏ธ
Can not wait to come back again Romania. โค

Holding up the Sky @Docville

Congratulations to director Pieter Van Eecke. After 5 years of hard work his film Holding up the Sky finally premiered at the Docville Film Festival.

The film will be released end of April in Belgian theaters.

Central European Initiative (CEI) Award for Love is not an Orange

โ€œLove is not an Orangeโ€ celebrated its Italian premiere at At Trieste Film Festival, where Otilia Babara won the Central European Initiative (CEI) Award for best interpretation of contemporary reality and dialogue between cultures. (27th of January 2023)

โ€œOtilia Babara carefully and delicately collects private and intimate material, restoring the portrait of a generation of mothers and children forced into love at a distance. And in doing so, she also restores the portrait of a post-Soviet country in which it was women who unwittingly made the transition from communism to capitalism.โ€

Love is not an Orange @Moma

โ€œLove is not an Orangeโ€ has been selected for Dok Fortnight at MOMA in New York (22th February โ€“ 6th March 2023)

Another Award for Young Plato

Young Plato receives prize for โ€œbest documentaryโ€ in the โ€œBe braveโ€ section at Budapest International Documentary Festival (BIDF)

Impact Days for Arica

On the 19t of January 2023, the film โ€œAricaโ€ and its impact was discussed by co-producer Andy Jones on a Webinar organized by FIFDH (International film Festival and Forum on Human Rights) in Geneva.

Arica has become available on demand in the UK & Ireland on Amazon, Itunes and Google Play

UK Release for Dreaming Walls

โ€œDreaming Walls: inside the Chelsea Hotelโ€ was released in UK cinemas and became available on demand from the 20th of January. The Guardian spoke with directors by Amรฉlie van Elmbt and Maya Duverdier about their film, read through this link.


Karama Feather Award

Young Plato receives the Karama Feather Award for Best Feature Documentary at Karama Human Rights Film Festival in Amman, Jordan

Moldovan Premiere for Love is not an Orange

The International Migrants Day was celebrated in Chisinau with a screening of โ€œLove is not an Orangeโ€ on the 16th of December 2022. At the initiative of IOM Moldova and support from Centrul Naลฃional al Cinematografiei din Republica Moldova, 300 seats were filled at the Odeon Cinema. This was a long-awaited opportunity to share the film with many of our protagonists and people who went through similar migration experiences.