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East West

East West

Director: Natalia Koniarz

Screenwriter: Natalia Koniarz

Director of photography: Stanisław Cuske

Editor: Yakiv Komarynsky

Sound: Jarosław Sadowski

Production manager: Karolina Koper

Artistic supervisor: Michał Rosa, Tomasz Woźniczka

Cast: Ihor Aronov, Daria Polunina, Andrzej Szeremeta, Marek Pyś

Year of production: 2020

Running time: 20'

Approximately 4 milion citizens of Ukraine left the country due to the war In Donbass, the annexation of Crimea and the outbreak of the ongoing conflict In eastern border. Nazar fled the country because of the war. He tries to get used to the new reality, but this quickly verifies his life plans. The only hope to change the situation is a mysterious girl in a red scarf.

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Festival screenings of the film:

14 Film and Art Festival Two Riversides, Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, 2020 – in competition

39. Debuts Film Festival MŁODZI I FILM, Koszalin, Poland 2020 – in competition

WAMA Film Festival, Olsztyn, Poland, 2020 – in competition

66. OKFA, Konin, Poland, 2020 - in competition

In the Palace International Short Film Festival, Varna, Bulgaria, 2021 - in competition

Moscow Shorts, Moscow, Russia, 2021 – in competition

Košice International Monthly Film Festival, Košice, Slovakia, 2021 - Best Director Student Film

36. Santa Barbara International Film Festival, California, United States, 2021 - in competition

KO:SH Film Festival, Korça, Albania, 2021 - in competition

50. Lubuskie Lato Filmowe, Łagów, 2021 – pokaz

Serbest International Film Festival, Kishinev, Moldova, 2021 - in competition

The Pigeon International Film Festival, Ísafjordur, Iceland, 2021 – Award for the best actress in short to Daria Polunina

Dea International Film Festival, Tirana, Albania, 2021 - in competition

10. Festiwal Filmów Frapujących, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland, 2021 – in competition

24. International Film Festival Zoom – Zblizenia, Jelenia Góra, Poland, 2021 – Commendation

Offeliada, Gniezno, Poland, 2021 – A Scholarship in Mikołaj Wojciechowski's name for promising filmmakers

20. International Short Film Festival CINEMAFORUM, Warsaw, Poland, 2021 – Jan Machulski Awards screenings

Play Poland Film Festival, United Kingdom, 2021 - screening

6. UkraÏna! Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland, 2021 - in competition

15. Lublin Film Festival, Lublin, Poland, 2021 - in competition

Petit Plan: Europa III, Greece, 2022 - in competition

Mind the Indie Film Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 2022 - in competition

19. FiSH Film Festival, Rostock, Germany, 2022 - in competition

46. Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, Weiterstadt, Germany, 2022 - screening