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new acquisition: VALERIA IS GETTING MARRIED

We're very happy to reveal our new acquisition: VALERIA IS GETTING MARRIED by Michal Vinik.
Set over the course of one day, the film focuses on the relationship between two Ukrainian sisters. Valeria is a mail order bride who arrives in Israel to meet her future husband. She joins her older sister Christina, who has been living in Israel for some time and met her own husband through a similar “bride-to-order” deal.

This is our second collaboration with director Michal Vinik - her first feature film BARASH premiered at San Sebastian in 2015 and became both a festivals and sales hit.

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Festivals

December 2022

Red Sea IFF, SA: BIGMAN

Youngabout FF, IT: BIGMAN

Vilnius Youth and Children FF, LT: BIGMAN

Olympia IFF for Children and Young People, GR: BIGMAN

International Queer FF Merlinka, RS: CONCERNED CITIZEN

Kerala IFF, IN: 99 MOONS; CONCERNED CITIZEN

Tel Aviv International Children’s Film Festival, IL: BIGMAN

Awards

Gijón IFF 2022

Camiel Schouwenaar's title received the Enfants Terribles Award for Best Feature Film - Audience Award at the Gijon IFF 2022!

Thessaloniki IFF 2022

"A highly original film, extremely well acted, written masterfully, directed with sensitivity, in a manner that takes the audience on a journey alongside these characters, in ways that were both surprising and intimate." The Special Jury Award - Silver Alexander went to VALERIA IS GETTING MARRIED, directed by Michal Vinik.

Filem'On 2022

Winning big! The jury of the Filem'On - IFF for Young Audiences 2022 handed two awards to BIGMAN: the ECFA Feature Award and the Kids Award NL. These wins mean that the title is now shortlisted to received the 2023 ECFA - European Children's Film Association award.

Mostra de València-Cinema del Mediterrani 2022

CONCERNED CITIZEN by Idan Haguel received the Silver Palm, the Best Screenplay Award and Best Actor Award, for Shlomi Bertonov, at the Mostra de València-Cinema del Mediterrani 2022.

Jerusalem FF 2022

Idan Haguel's satirical parable has received two awards at the Jerusalem FF 2022:

The Dalia Sigan Award for Best Script - “A perfect combination of screenplay and direction, creating an intimate, brave and fair portrait of a couple trying to fulfill their personal desires while conscious of the societal tension around them.”
The Yossi Mulla Award for Best Original Score was awarded to Zoe Polanski - “An impressive, minimalist soundtrack that captures the complexity and tension of the film’s narrative.”

Markets

Tallinn Black Nights FF 2022

Maren Kroymann and Magdalena Banasik will be attending Tallinn Black Nights FF 2022 from November 21st - 23rd.
We're very happy to have 4 of our films screening in Tallinn:

CUP OF COFFEE AND NEW SHOES ON - World Premiere > Official Selection - Competition;
IN BED - International premiere;
BIGMAN - Baltic premiere;
VALERIA IS GETTING MARRIED - Estonian Premiere.