Within the online framework of Karlovy Vary Eastern Promises, connecting cottbus awarded a spot at its upcoming co-production market edition to one of the projects of the Midpoint Feature Launch selection.

The graduate project VACUUM, presented by the writer/director Yelizaveta Smith and producer Aleksandra Kostina / Bosonfilm, was granted the opportunity to attend coco in November 2020.

"Out of an again incredibly strong selection at MIDPOINT Feature Launch, we decided to invite VACUUM from Ukraine to present their project at connecting cottbus in November, acknowledging its international potential. Underlined by a visual concept both haunting and reflective, VACUUM suggests we can discover a missing person’s identity in the empty spaces they left behind – what better medium to pursue this in than cinema", stated Marjorie Bendeck and Katharina Stumm from connecting cottbus.

We missed you all this year in Karlovy Vary and hope to see you in person again soon!

Here you can read more about VACUUM.