Today, the Docu Talent Award 2021 for the best documentary project in post-production from the region of Central and Eastern Europe was announced at the Sarajevo Film Festival CineLink Industry Days.
The award of USD 5,000 by the Ji.hlava IDFF in cooperation with Current Time TV went to the Russian project Freedom Squared, an Antarctica-based meditation on isolation. The project is directed by Anastasia Zverkova and produced by Anastasia Alexeeva. The award comes against a competition of 8 films from the region and was judged by the jury consiting of Natalia Arshavskaya (Current Time TV), Martichka Bozhilova (Agitprop), Armi Rae Cacanindin (Producer), Sergio Fant (Berlinale), Jarmila Outratová (Ji.hlava IDFF).
Since 2005, Docu Talents From the East has been a launch pad for a number of documentaries, including Rabbit a la Berlin, Pipeline, Under the Sun, The Road Movie, Honeyland and FREM.