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Ji.hlava’s Emerging Producers Deliver Pitches for Documentary Projects (EXCLUSIVE) - - France - Scotland - Ukraine - Russia - Syria - Slovenia - city Sarajevo - city Damascus
Ji.hlava’s Emerging Producers Deliver Pitches for Documentary Projects (EXCLUSIVE)
Leo Barraclough International Features EditorJi.hlava Intl. Documentary Film Festival has revealed to Variety the projects that the participants of its 2022 Emerging Producers program are working on. The producers were asked to deliver an elevator pitch for their projects.Every year since 2010, the festival has selected 18 up-and-coming producers of documentary films (17 European and one representing a non-European guest country), which are then provided with educational, networking and promotional support.There are almost 200 alumni of the program, many of whom have gone on to win awards at major festivals.The 2023 participants will be announced by Ji.hlava during the Sarajevo Film Festival on Aug. 15.“All Roads” (working title)Producer: Charlotte Hailstone, Hailstone Films (U.K.)Director: Laura WadhaSynopsis: A decade after the war began, a Scottish/Syrian filmmaker tries to reconnect with her fractured Syrian family, scattered around the world. She embarks on a journey, exploring the breakdown in communication between loved ones she hasn’t seen since 2010, wondering to what extent this has actually been caused by the war.Pitch: Laura’s debut feature builds on her successful short documentaries, including Berlinale Crystal Bear-winning “Born in Damascus.” This intimate film shows the audience what happens long after the initial upheaval of war. A timely light shone on the lasting impact this trauma has on lives and relationships.
Cyrielle Raingou Wins Kirch Foundation Award at Munich Film Up! - - France - India - Ukraine - Austria - Germany - Switzerland - Slovenia - Lebanon - county Alexander - Cameroon
Cyrielle Raingou Wins Kirch Foundation Award at Munich Film Up!
Leo Barraclough International Features EditorCameroon’s Cyrielle Raingou has won the Kirch Foundation Award, which comes with a €5,000 cash prize, for her film project “I’m Coming for You.”The award comes at the conclusion of the first edition of Munich Film Up!, an eight-month mentoring and residency program for film school graduates that started in November.The program was created by the Pop Up Film Residency, in partnership with the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF München) and the Munich Film Festival.The six filmmakers who took part in the program were:Lana Bregar, Slovenia (Film school: AGFRT Ljubljana) with “Dark Head” Erec Brehmer, Germany (Film school: HFF München) with “Lightness and Weight” Anastasiya Gruba, Ukraine (Film school: Kyiv University) with “Women Suicide Season” Loïc Hobi, Switzerland/France (Film school: Ecole de la Cité) with “Crypto Lover” Cyrielle Raingou, Cameroon (Film school: Doc Nomads Master) with “I’m Coming for You” Pratik Thakare, India (Film school: Satyajit Ray Institute Kolkata) with “A Midnight Meal” “I’m Coming for You,” which is still at an early stage of development, centers on Karthoumi, a young mother. Always wearing a hijab, she rides a Bobber motorcycle across Africa’s Sahel region to trade with Boko Haram terrorists.
Janette Manrara - Itv - ‘But it’s our day!’ Janette Manrara says husband refused her dream wedding ceremony - express - London - Florida - Slovenia
‘But it’s our day!’ Janette Manrara says husband refused her dream wedding ceremony
The presenter admitted that she wanted a Disney-themed wedding.Speaking to Giovanna Fletcher on Disney’s Journey to the Magic podcast, she spoke about her ideal wedding.She said: “I've not [been on a Disney cruise] - I almost did try and convince Aljaz to get married on one!” the It Takes Two presenter revealed.“When we were talking about weddings and what we're going to do for the wedding, my dream would have always been to have a proper Disney wedding in the castle.”Aljaž, however, who recently quit the BBC show, put his foot down.Janette said her beau wanted a compromise.She explained: “Aljaž was like ‘OK I know you love Disney, but it’s our wedding day so let's meet in the middle.’”Instead of a wedding theme, the couple enjoyed a Disney honeymoon.Janette then spoke to Giovanna about her actual wedding day.She said: “We got married in London on a Saturday, Sunday we kind of rested.”“On Monday we went straight to Disneyland Paris with the whole family.”Janette continued, saying that her husband made a reference to her love for the brand during his wedding vows.“In his vows, he wrote, ‘I promise to take you to Disney once a year for the rest of our lives!’“That was the first vow he gave me in our wedding vows!” Janette gushed.She revealed that the promise is yet to be delivered, as the couple did not go to Disney last year, but have since visited the Florida theme park as Janetter returned home to Miami to see her family.The presenter married Aljaž in July 2017 in London and they renewed their vows in Florida and Slovenia a week later.The two had been together for six years prior, and got engaged in 2015.In March, Aljaž announced he was leaving his role as a professional dancer on Strictly after nearly ten
Janette Manrara - Zoe Ball - Strictly's Janette Manrara wows in bikini top as she visits husband Aljaz’s home country - - USA - Slovenia
Strictly's Janette Manrara wows in bikini top as she visits husband Aljaz’s home country
Strictly Come Dancing star Janette Manrara has stunned followers on Instagram as she shared snaps of her soaking up the sun. The It Takes Two host, 38, gave fans a glimpse into her life with husband and fellow Strictly star Aljaz Skorjanec as the pair spent time together in Aljaz’ homeland of Slovenia.Janette relaxed on a sun lounger in the stunning back garden, which she dubbed a “little slice of heaven”, showing off her enviable figure in a red and white striped bikini as she made the most of the hot weather.The Cuban-American presenter enjoyed family time with her husband, sharing an adorable snap of the pair smiling as they chilled out in deck chairs alongside Aljaz’s young niece and nephew.Janette continued to have fun with the kids in an adorable video shared on Instagram which showed her getting her nails painted and having her hair done by the little ones.She also shared her reading material of choice for a day in the sun, posting a picture of herself enjoying Aimee Fuller’s book Fear Less Live More.Janette and Aljaz, 32, first met at a London dance studio in 2010, before both landing roles as professionals on Strictly in 2013.The pair tied the knot in 2017, following a two-year engagement after Aljaz proposed at the dance studios where they first laid eyes on each other.