MY LITTLE ONE aka AYKA – the new film of Sergey Dvortsevoy has received support from Eurimages. Otter Films is proud minor co-producer of the film with Jola Dylewska (DoP) and Tomasz Matraszek (SFX make-up) on board. Otter Films is co-producing the film with Profit Kino (Russia) and Pallas Film (Germany).
TVP (Polish public television) has announced the list of 14 documentary projects that it will co-produce. One of them was the Otter Films project “And There Was Love in the Ghetto” to be directed by Jolanta Dylewska. According to the TVP Documentary Agency statement “The criteria to choose the project were: the subject of the film, the class of the director, the idea, the attractiveness of the script and the chance of being programmed by the festivals. The projects selected for production meet those criteria and create the opportunity for making the outstanding documentaries.”
'YOU HAVE TO BE THERE', the documentary project by Magda Szymkow was ranked as one of the best projects by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union experts and Otter Films will receive financial support for its development. The objectives of the MEDIA programme are a stronger European audiovisual sector, reflecting Europe’s cultural identity and heritage, the increased circulation of European audiovisual works inside the European Union and beyond and the more competitive European audiovisual sector through easier access to finance. The project needs to meet the criterion of being “European”, meaning that it needs to have the potential to find the audience and the distribution markets throughout the whole Europe.
On 21-24th of June the 22nd International Documentary Film Market - Sunny Side of the Doc was held in La Rochelle. Among dozens of exhibitors you could also find the Polish stand, POLISH DOCS. It was the fifth time when Polish documentaries were presented in France. The stand has been organized by Krakow Film Foundation with Polish Film Institute's support. What is more, polish film producers, including Otter Films, had a chance to present their projects and films in La Rochelle.