THE PENCIL

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THE PENCIL

Antonina, an artist from Saint Petersburg, follows her husband, a political prisoner, to the deep north province of Russia. She starts teaching art in a local school, and is determined to lift the spirit of the downtrodden children in her class. But she finds herself opposed by a twelve-year-old boy, Misha, whose brother is a feared local gang leader.

Producer: Victoria Films, Salt Studio
Written and directed by Natalya Nazarova
Location: Russia
Cast: Nadezhda Gorelova, Vladimir Mishukov
GENRE: Drama
TIME: 90 min


Moving in Circles

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Moving in Circles

MOVING IN CIRCLES

Maria lives with her husband at the military base and dreams of getting away from the bad living conditions. The husband does not share Maria’s dreams. Maria decides to accept the offer of another officer…

Short film | 15 minutes | Shot on location in Russia

Director: Maxim Dashkin

Producers: Evgenia Gladchenko, Anna von Dziembowska


FESTIVALS/ AWARDS

2016 – XpoNorth Creative Industries Festival (2016, Scotland, Inverness) – Official Selection

2016 – First Run Film Festival (New York, US) – Winner Best Lead Actress, Winner Best Production Design

2016 – Watersprite Festival (Cambridge, UK) – Nominated for Best Production Design

2015 – National Festival of Debuts Movement (Omsk, Russia) – Special Jury Mention

2015 – Thai Short Film and Video Festival (Bangkok, Thailand) – Special Jury Mention

2015 – Moscow Youth Festival Let Us live! (Moscow, Russia) – Official Selection

2015 – International Film Festival “Radiant Angel” (Moscow, Russia) – Winner, 2nd Best Film

2015 – Russian Film Festival ARTkino (Moscow, Russia) – Winner, Best Screenplay

2015 – Izmir Short Film Festival (Izmir, Turkey) – Official Selection

2015 – Film Festival Green Apple (Russia, Novosibirsk) – Special Award

2015 – Golden Knight Malta International Short Film Festival (Malta, St Julians) – Winner, Golden Knight Award

2015 – International Film Festival KinoClick (Yaroslavl, Russia) – Winner, Best Film

2014 – Debutants pitching (Moscow, Russia) – Winner

Me or Not Me

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Me or Not Me

ME OR NOT ME

A real estate developer disappears with all the money from one his projects, leaving not only the investors penniless but also his wife and child. His wife sees only one solution she needs to find a doppelganger.

TV film | 4 episodes | For Channel Two | 52 minutes | Shot on location in Russia

Director: Maxim Dashkin

Producer: Raccoon Cinema

For Ofelia

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For Ofelia

For Ofelia

A rebellious young boy in 1960’s Philippines struggles against his mother’s obsession with dressing her sons up as girls so that he may gain acceptance from the community and the affection of the prettiest girl in school.

Short film | 15 minutes | Shot on location in the Philippines

Writer/Director: Christopher Loanzon

Producer: Anna von Dziembowska


FESTIVALS/ AWARDS

2016 – Asian Pacific Film Festival (Los Angeles, US) – Official Selection

2016 – Riverrun International Film Festival – Winner, Best Student Narrative Short

2015 – Singapore International Short Film Festival – Official Selection

2015 – NBCUniversal Short Film Festival – Best Writer

2015 – HollyShorts (Hollywood, California) – Official Selection

2015 – Cinequest Film Festival (San Jose, CA) – Official Selection

2015 – Florida Film Festival (Maitland, Florida) – Winner, Special Jury Award for Innovation in Storytelling

2015 – Athens International Film + Video Festival (Athens, Greece) – Official Selection

2015 – USA Film Festival (Dallas, Texas) – Official Selection

2015 – Tokyo ShortShorts Film Festival and Asia (Tokyo, Japan) – Official Selection Southeast Asia Program

2015 – Palm Springs International ShortFest (Palm Springs, California) – Official Selection

2015 – Nantucket Film Festival (Nantucket, Massachusetts) – Official Selection

2015 – Woods Hole Film Festival (Woods Hole, Massachusetts) – Official Selection

2014 – Festival du Nouveau Cinema (Montreal, Canada) – Official Selection

2014 – Directors Guild of America – Winner, Asian-American Student Film Award

Broken Maiden

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Broken Maiden

Broken Maiden

For the first time in years a son begins to trust his gambling addicted father, but can his father really be trusted?

Short film | 9 minutes | Shot on location in Singapore

Director: Maxim Dashkin

Producer: Anna von Dziembowska


FESTIVALS/ AWARDS

2015 – International Film Festival “Kyrgyzstan – The Country of Short Films” (Bishkek,Kyrgyzstan) – Winner, Best Director

2015 – International Film Festival “Kino Proba” (Ekaterinburg, Russia) – Official Selection

2015 – Tehran International Short Film Festival (Tehran, Iran) – Official Selection

2015 – Drama International Short Film Festival (Drama, Greece) – Official Selection

2014 – National Film Festival “ARTkino” (Moscow, Russia) – Winner, Best Film under 15 minutes

2014 – Russian Film Festival “Window to Europe” (Vyborg, Russia) – Official Selection

2014 – Open Festival of Debut and Student Films “Saint Anna” (Moscow, Russia) – Official Selection

2014 – Open Festival of Debut and Student Films “Beginning” (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) – Official Selection

2013 – CAAM Fest (San Francisco, US) – Official Selection