'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.
We have a pleasure to announce that two projects coproduced by Otter Films ‘Six degrees' - www.sixdegreesdoc.com (dir.: Bartosz Dombrowski) and ‘Art of Disappearing' (dir.: Bartek Konopka & Piotr Rosołowski) will be presented among seven others during 7th ‘Docu Talents from the East' at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
On 4th June 2011 we will start shooting SIX DEGREES, a documentary by Bartosz Dombrowski. SIX DEGREES is an unpredictable road movie, where each shooting day will be a surprise. The producers of the film are two dynamic companies- East Pictures and Otter Films. The first one is responsible for an incredible success of the film "Ciacho" and the second, Otter Films with its owner Anna Wydra stands behind the phenomenon of 'Rabbit a'la Berlin', which was screened at over 100 festivals around the world and had its successes culminated with an Oscar ® nomination.