- Chris Fletcher, Director of Sales and Co-productions, EarthTouch (United Kingdom)
- Patricia Houtart, Independent producer (France)
- Frédéric Pfyffer, Chargé de programmes / Commissionning Editor, RTS (Switzerland)
SNATCHED FROM THE SOURCE
Produced by: BELA FILM (Slovenia)
Directed by: Maja Weiss
Logline: A documentary about children of the infamous Nazi program Lebensborn, the search for their origins, their alienation, and reconcilement.
A WOMAN IN KABUL
Produced by: Kepler22 Productions (France)
Directed by: Charlotte Erlih
Logline: Summer 1926, love at first sight in Saint-Malo. Elisabeth, a young Norman, marries Naim, cousin of the King of Afghanistan. But just as they reach Kabul the progressive king is overthrown. The fairytale collapses. Thrown into a world where women have no rights, Elisabeth battles for women’s liberation in her adoptive homeland.
THE FACTORY’S BASEMENT
Produced by: Grifa Filmes (Brazil)
Logline: During the military dictatorship in Brazil (1964-1985), a Nazi criminal established a security division inside a Volkswagen plant in São Bernardo do Campo. The company collaborated with the repressive forces to persecute, arrest and torture workers. More than 40 years later, Volkswagen finally admitted its responsibility for human rights violations.
Produced by: Ladoc (Italy)
Logline: End of WWII, 3 women from 3 cities — Milan, Paris and Berlin — give us their account of Europe’s turbulent liberation in their diaries. Their personal stories expand the big historical picture and make LIBERATION DIARIES a story of female self-empowerment, resistance, and resilience.
Produced by: Akajava films (Ireland)
Directed by: Irina Maldea
Logline: In the 1980s, uniquely in history, the leaders of the superpowers supported by their wives, had the vision and courage to end a dangerous 40-year conflict by doing the unthinkable: talking to the enemy and building trust by personal, human contact. Can one human trust another? MOSCOW NIGHTS shows what happens when they do.
CHASING DRAGONS: THE FORGOTTEN KNIGHT OF THE ROUND TABLE
Produced by: ZED (France)
Directed by: Marie Thiry
Logline: A young medievalist discovers a forgotten hero, Segurant , the Knight Hunter of Dragons, during his quest to assemble the fragments of a lost chapter of the famous medieval legend: The Knights of the Round Table.
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