Time Schedule  Venue: ABC CINEMA .............

Director Martin Dinkov
14' Short Fiction, Bulgaria, 2018


Kremena, a beautiful gipsy woman. Martin meets her in the ghetto of Sofia and finds out that Kremena has hidden a secret. She does not live alone.

Biography of Director

Martin Dinkov is a Bulgarian film director living between Sofia and Paris for the last 18 years. 
2002-2003 MA at the International Institute of Picture and Sound, Paris, France
2001-2002 Film editing – tuition by correspondence at the Cinétél Institution, France
2000-2001 MA in Gender Studies in English – Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
1994-1999 MA in Bulgarian Philology and Journalism – University of Sofia, Bulgaria
1989-1993 French Language High School –« Lamartine », Sofia, Bulgaria



Director Lawen Mohtadi & Gellert Tamas
1h32’, Documentary, Sweden, 2015
Q&A with Gellert Tamas


Documentary about the Life of the Romani writer and activist Katarina Taikon. The documentary tells the story of how Katarina Taikon became a leading voice when the Romani people in Sweden fought for their civil rights and how she influenced an entire generation of young people with her books about a young Romani girl called Katitzi.

Biography of Directors

Lawen Mohtadi is a journalist, author and publisher. Her biography about Katarina Taikon, Den dag jag blir fri (The day I left), drew great attention to Taikon's ground-breaking work. Mohtadi has worked as a reporter and program leader for a range of social and cultural programs on Sweden's Radio.

Gellert Tamas is a documentary filmmaker, author and journalist. His books have been translated into more than ten languages and have received many prizes.


Director Gábor Hörcher
1h12', 2014, Documentary, Hungary

The young rebel, Ricsi, lives his life on the edge. ‘Trouble’ is his middle name. He is unruly, restlessly scaring up problem after problem. Driving cars without a license, theft and escaping from the cops are all just a part of his daily routine much to his parents' despair. Ricsi won't stand for routines nor the expectations of his deadbeat father. Afterall, where was he when Ricsi needed him the most?

Biographie of Director

Gábor Hörcher was born in 1980 in Budapest, Hungary. He attended the University of Psychology, Law and the University of Film Studies, and has worked as a waiter in London, and as a mixer and bartender in Greece. He has lived in the US, France and Cambodia, where he taught courses on Human Rights at local universities. 

He started filmmaking and working with the director and producer Marcell Iványi in early 2008. Together they run KraatsFilm, producing films and theatre performances. 

Gábor’s first feature film project "DRIFTER" (working title: Roma Rally) won the Robert Bosch Co-production Prize in 2011 and premiered at IDFA winning the Best First Appearance Award in 2014. The film was selected for the European Film Award in 2015. His latest fiction short film titled "RICSI" premiered at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival and shortly after won the Best Hungarian Short Fiction Prize at Mediawave Film Festival in 2015.



Directors Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
2h10', 2013, Fiction, Poland


True story of Papusza – the first Roma woman who wrote her poems down and had them published, and by doing so challenged the traditional female image in the gypsy community. The film follows Papusza’s life from birth to old age: arranged marriage as a small girl, her life in a gypsy tabor before, during and after the Second World War, then forced settlement in communist Poland and urban life in poverty. Her meeting with the Polish poet Jerzy Ficowski, who discovered her great talent for poetry and published her works led to a tragic paradox: a famous poet was living in poverty, rejected by the Roma community, for betraying their secrets.

Biographies od Directors

Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze are Poland‘s leading film auteurs. Their work is characterized by a deep humanist approach and respect for their protagonists. Their first collaboration was Dług (Debt), directed by Krzysztof and jointly co-written. The film was recently chosen as the most important Polish production of the past twenty years. Altogether, their films have received more than 120 awards in Poland and around the world. Their films include Mój Nikifor (My Nikifor), a story about a forgotten painter (Award for Best Director in Karlovy Vary) and Plac Zbawiciela (Saviour Square), a drama about a toxic family.



Time Schedule  Venue: KINO ARMATA ....................................................................


Director Ioanis Nuguet
1h20, 2014, Documentary, France


Spartacus and Cassandra, the children of two homeless Roma, have been taken in by the young street worker Camille. In her little community she helps homeless and poor children and performs art music and circus acts with them. She takes special care of the Roma siblings and is struggling to become their legal custodian, as their parents try to take them back onto the street.

Biography of Director

Born in 1983, Ioannis Nuguet went on to study and perform Balinese dance and theater in Indonesia from 2000 to 2002. Upon his return to France, he created several performances from this experience and directed a documentary about transmission within a family of Balinese artists.

In 2011, after four years spent on the outskirts of Paris with Roma people, he started filming Spartacus & Cassandra.




Director Alexander Nanau
1h34', 2014, Documentary, Romania


Following his Emmy award-winning observational documentary, Alexander Nanau brings us the astonishing family story of Toto (10), and his sisters, Ana (17) and Andreea (15), during their mother’s imprisonment, Toto passionately learns dancing, reading and writing, while his sisters try to keep the family together in a world that has long forgotten what the innocence of childhood should be. What happens when we discover that we can get more from life than our parents have to offer?

Biography of Director
Alexander Nanau – Director, DOP, Writer, Editor, German film director born in Romania, he studied directing at the Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). His documentary film, THE WORLD ACCORDING TO ION B won an International Emmy Award for Arts Programming in 2010. The film traveled to over 50 festivals worldwide. Nanau’s first feature documentary, PETER ZADEK INSZENIERT PEER GYNT (2006) was released in cinemas across Germany and Austria in 2006.


Director Jacques Malaterre
25', 2016, Documentary, France
Q&A Evelyne Pommerat (director Matéo Maximoff library in Paris).
Synopsis A Romani born in Barcelona in 1917, Maximoff was the son of a master storyteller. Aware of his unique heritage, a lover of literature, self-taught and fierce about it, Maximoff wrote texts that blurred the borders between written and spoken language, between folktale, novel, and autobiography. His works were eventually translated into a dozen languages. 

Biography of Director

Jacques Malaterre is a French filmmaker, born in Avignon. First, a teacher for handicapped children, he started to direct documentaries in the 90s. He has sixty in total. He has created a series of "docudrama" for television devoted to prehistory: "A Species Odyssey", "Homo sapiens" and "The Rise of man", with scientist Yves Coppens consulting. He has also created several series: "Boulevard du Palais", "SOS 18", and made several dramas. "Ao, The Last Neanderthal" is his first feature film.


Director Tomáš Kratochvíl
1h28, 2015, Documentary, Czech Republic


This cinematic reportage with elements of a personal journal explores xenophobia in Czech society and anti-Nazi activists, but also the filmmaker’s personal experience from living among and in a socially excluded Romani neighbourhood. Most of the footage was shot by the director using his own camera, and the immediacy of the images is further accentuated by voiceover observations and commentary. In just a few scenes, he adds music for dramatic affect. With his direct questions, he tries to unmask the racist arguments not only of anti-Roma protestors, but also of many ordinary citizens.

Biography of Director

Breakthrough work of Tomas Kratochvil was the documentary GADJO (2014), a cinematic diary from his time living among Roma in the socially excluded neighborhood of Předlice. CZECHS AGAINST CZECHS, a loose continuation, got Special Jury Mention at Jihlava IDFF 2015. In his latest film REFUGEES (2016) he follows with candid camera smugglers of Syrian refugees at the Turkish border.



At Beer Garden Pub
Band: Jimmy Band

"Jimmy Band" was gathered in 2009. Six young Roma people from Plemetina joined their talents to create an own genre of music, merging Roma music with other styles. Since then, Jimmy Band played numerous concerts, amongst others for VORAE, American University of Kosovo and GAYA.