2020 Officially Selected Feature Films

Feature Films


February 2014. The occupation of the Crimean Peninsula begins. U311″ Cherkasy” minesweeper, along with other Ukrainian ships, is blocked in Lake Donuzlav….

Cherkasy (Sursis)

Country: Ukraine
Film Length: 101mins
Project Type: Feature Film
Director by Tymur Yashchenko
Writer Tymur Yashchenko, Robert Kwilman
Producer: Marta Lotysh, Iryna Klymenko
Cast: Yevhen Lamah,

Roman Semysal, Dmytro Sova


When the Russian military intervention started in Ukraine in 2014, all families members decided to defend their homeland from the Russian aggressor. It has become a family work for them….

Family Work

Country: Ukraine
Film Length: 54mins
Project Type: Feature Documentary
Director Valery Balayan
Writer Yevhen Polozhii
Producer: Svitlana Rudiuk


This documentary film tells the story about the feat of inhabitants of Leningrad, the work of architects and alpinists, the disguise of the city and the preservation of monuments…..


Architecture Of The Blockade

Country: Russian Federation
Film Length: 80mins
Project Type: Documentary
Director Maxim Yakubson
Writer Maxim Yakubson
Producer: Victor Naumov



In May 1940, Catholic priest Otto Neururer suffered an agonising death which lasted 36 hours in Buchenwald concentration camp. Decades later Heinz Fitz, an ageing actor, goes in search of the traces left behind by the blessed priest……

Otto Neururer – Hope Through Darkness

Country: Austria
Film Length: 89mins
Project Type: Feature Film
Director Hermann Weiskopf
Writer Dr. Peter Mair, Kirsten Ossoinig
Producer: Hermann Weiskopf, Ottfried Fischer
Cast: Ottfried Fischer, Lucas Zolgar, Jasmin, Heinz Fitz


Surviving the Silence tells the story of two women in love who played a part in changing military policy, shining light on the unknown history of how a closeted colonel forced to expel an Army hero for being lesbian did so in a way resulting in re-instatement via federal court…..

Surviving The Silence

Country: USA
Film Length: 79mins
Project Type: Documentary
Director Cindy L. Abel
Writer Cindy L. Abel, Jesse Stephen Freeman
Producer: Cindy L. Abel, Marc Smolowitz
Cast: Col. Patsy Thompson, Barbara Brass, Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer, 22nd Army Sec. Eric fanning, Mary Newcombe


During World War II, Poland is kept under German occupation. In the autumn of 1943, a young Jew, a refugee from a nearby ghetto, appears in a Polish monastery, asking for help. German Nazis punish Poles for hiding Jews with death…….

The Day Of Wrath

Country: Poland
Film Length: 85mins
Project Type: Drama
Director Jacek Raginis-Królikiewicz
Writer Roman Brandstaetter, Jacek Raginis-Królikiewicz
Producer: Ewa Millies-Lacroix, Anna Kulawik-Rzońca, Bogna Janiec
Cast: Radek Pazura, Rafal Gasowski, Jan Marczewski, Natalia Rybicka


“The Inspection” is based on facts docudrama – a dramatic picture of last few months in a captive camp for Polish officers before Katyń massacre…..  

The Inspection

Country: Poland
Running Time: 88mins
Project Type: Feature Film
Director: Jacek Raginis-Królikiewicz
Writer: Grzegorz Królikiewicz, Jacek Raginis-Królikiewicz
Producer: Ewa Millies-Lacroix, Anna Kulawik-Rzońca, Bogna Janiec
Cast: Mariusz Ostrowski, Piotr Głowacki, Przemyslaw Bluszcz, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Marcin Kwasny, Radek Pazura

Tamar Ariel grew up in a religious home in a moshav in southern Israel. Encouraged to follow her dreams, she did two years of voluntary National Service and then joined the IDF Air Force…..

A Mirror For The Sun

Country: Israel
Running Time: 60mins
Project Type: Feature Documentary
Director: Neta Ariel
Writer: Neta Ariel
Producer: Avigail Sperber

2020 Officially Selected Feature Films

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