The Slovak-Czech-Ukrainian co-production 107 Mothers by the director Peter Kerekes has won this year's Arab Critics' Awards for European Films, which is being presented for the third time by European Film Promotion (EFP) and Arab Cinema Center (ACC) at the Cairo International Film Festival.

Between November 9-12 SOFA – School of Film Advancement held it’s very first Alumni workshop. Focusing on Female Leadership and Sustainability, the workshop took place virtually in the Polish Capital, Warsaw and alongside with keynotes, one-on-one meetings and a film screening, it offered intercultural exchange and networking for it’s participants.

- German film Dear Thomas wins the Official Selection - Competition
- A second German film Other Cannibals picks up best First Feature
- Lithuania’s Runner wins in the Baltic Competition
- The Moths, from Poland, is the Rebels with a Cause winner

On November 25, Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event, celebrating its 20th edition this year, rewarded the best projects after a seven-day summit full of presentations, networking, panel discussions and meetings with more than 550 guests onsite and 150 online, from all around the globe.

TBILISI: Nine titles have been selected for the Georgian Full-length Fictions Competition of the 22st edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival, which will take place in person from 5 December to 12 December 2021.

Nine titles have also been selected for the Georgian Documentaries Competition, while the Georgian Shorts + Animation Competition was completed with 18 films.

Not even a week has passed since Colin Tilley received the award for achievements in music video at EnergaCamerimage Film Festival, when he was nominated to the Grammy Award in the “Best Music Video” category!

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Collin Tilley, photo by: Witek Szydłowski 

Grammy is the most prestigious award of the world’s music industry. The list of nominees was announced this week by the American National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Colin Tilley was nominated for Justin Beiber’s video, Peaches. The winners in several categories will be revealed during the 64th Grammy Award ceremony on 31st of January 2022 in Los Angeles.

HOW IS KATIA? Tells the story of a single mother, working hard as a paramedic to provide a better life and a home for her young daughter. A sudden turn of events makes Anna question her moral compass in a society where everyone has lost their own.

“I have always been deeply moved by stories with strong moral questions at their core - stories that push their characters to make complicated compromising choices. These stories help me better understand myself,” notes director Tynkevych.

The script was co-written by Christina Tynkevych and Serhiy Kastornykh. The main role is played by emerging actress Anastasia Karpenko. Anastasia has starred in numerous films, TV Series and short films in Ukraine.

HOW IS KATIA? is produced by Olha Matat and Vlad Dudko through Ukrainian production company Evos Film, supported by the Ukrainian State Film Agency for the production of the film. In 2021, How is Katia? won the proMOTION programme by the Ukrainian Institute, that aims to support the international promotion of Ukrainian films.

Christina Tynkevych graduated from the University of Arts and the University of Westminster (London, UK). Her first short documentary ‘Kraina’ was long-listed for the Oscars in 2017, it was followed by ‘Solatium’ (feature short) and ‘Generation 91’ (feature documentary), which went on to screen at festivals both in Europe and America.

HOW IS KATIA? participated in a number of markets and workshops including Midpoint Feature Launch, Thessaloniki Agora Co-Pro and WiP, EAVE, New Horizons Studio+ etc.

HOW IS KATIA? will premiere in 2022.

Production Information
Evos Film (Ukraine)
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Director: Christina Tynkevych
Writer: Christina Tynkevych, Serhiy Kastornykh
Producer: Olha Matat, Vlad Dudko
DoP: Vladislav Voronin
Production Designer: Vlad Dudko
Sound Designer: Serhii Stepansky
Editor: Alex Shamin, Oleksand Chorny
Color: Vladislav Voronin