Calling Ukraine

A film by: Jean Counet

Through a Skype call the daily life, dreams and fears of a family in Eastern-Ukraine is revealed while the bombs are falling in the background.

Country: the Netherlands
Genre: documentary
Length: 12’21”
Completion: 06/2015
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Russian
Subtitles: English / Dutch / French

Festivals:

  • Docutiff Tirana International Film Festival, Albania (2015) (9 – 13 May, 2015)
    Short Film Competition
  • River Film Festival, Italy (28 May – 13 June, 2015)
    Documentary Competition
  • XpoNorth, Scotland (10 – 11 June, 2015)
    Film Showcase
  • Festival du Film Court en Plein Air, France (7 – 12 July, 2015)
    Regards Selection
  • shnit International Shortfilmfestival (7 – 18 October, 2015)
    International Competition shnit OPEN
  • Sarmat Independent International Film Festival, Russia (25 October – 1 November, 2015)
    Official Competition Won: Grand Prix for Documentary
  • Diamand in the Rough Independent Film Festival (25 – 27 September, 2015)
    Official Selection
  • Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, Hong Kong (1 – 8 November, 2015)
    Won: Best Documentary Short Film
  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands (18 – 29 November, 2015)
    Panorama Section
  • Festival dei Popoli – International Documentary Film Festival (27 November – 4 December, 2015)
    Out of Competition: De Correspondent
  • IV Family Film Project, Italy (8 – 12 December, 2015)
    Official Competition Special Mention
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (6 – 10 April, 2016)
    Out of competition: De Correspondent Presents
  • Addis International Film Festival, Ethiopia (5 – 10 May, 2016)
    International Competition
  • Cinema Jove – Valencia International Film Festival, Spain (17 – 24 June, 2016)
    Official Short Film Section
  • Rooftop Films, USA (20 Juli, 2016)
    IDFA Selection
  • Docfest – Cross-Border Documentary Film Festival, the Netherlands (15 – 18 September, 2016)
  • Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland (15 – 25 September, 2016)
    Official Short Film Selection
  • Festival CineMigrante, Argentina (11 – 19 October, 2016)
    International Short Film Competition Won: Best International Short Film
  • Un festival c’est trop court! – Nice Short Film Festival, France (14 – 21 October, 2016)
    European Competition
  • Izmir International Short Film Festival, Turkey (2 – 6 November, 2016)
    Out of competition
  • International Short Film Festival Ciudad de Soria, Spain (13 – 27 November, 2016)
    Official Selection
  • L’Alternativa – Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona, Spain (14 – 20 November, 2016)
    Out of Competition: l’Alternativa Hall Selects
  • Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany (15 – 20 November, 2016)
    International Competition

Director: Jean Counet
Screenplay: Jean Counet
Producer: Jos de Putter
Researcher:
Natalija Gnezdova
Line Producer: Natalija Gnezdova
Cinematographer: Jean Counet
Sound: Jean Counet
Editor: Jean Counet