3 project presentations were quite nicely done in terms of verbal and visual pitch – and yes, I am biased, I know the people, I hoped the best for them, but I am also sure that many other will agree that these filmmakers did their job
– Dragan and Jovana Nikolic from Serbia performed very well. Due to their nice, warm clip and their personality many tv stations applauded the “Caviar Connection” story with the two original fishermen who fight to get the sturgeons that one day end up as expensive caviar somewhere in the world. The first one to praise them was Nick Fraser from BBC Storyville and others joined him
– Hypermarket Film from Czech Republic, represented by Filip Remunda (“Czech Dream”) and director Marko Skop (“Other World”) satirisized over the EU with their presentation “Osadné – Brussels – Osadné”, including a great clip about the small Slovak village and its delegates and their expectations to the EU in Brussels
– and “The two Last Tightrope Dancers” by Armenian Inna H. and Vardan H. exemplified that if you have strong enough characters, if you demonstrate passion and charm, if you know how to answer questions then you can win the hearts of broadcasters, who still believe in the cross-bordering potential of good documentary stories like did Vera Bonnier from SVT and other competent people in the small room, where the Armenians performed.