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From Polish Days to Berlinale Co-Production Market

2/03/18
"The War Has Ended" (photo: Lydia Hesse/courtesy of European Film Market)
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The project "The War Has Ended" awarded at Polish Days 2017 receives two prestigious prizes at the Berlinale Co-Production Market

The project The War Has Ended presented and awarded at Polish Days 2017, received two prestigious monetary prizes at Berlinale Co-Production Market: The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award for the best project (a project grant worth 20,000 euros) and the ARTE International Prize (6,000 euros).

The War Has Ended was one of 21 selected projects presented at the Berlinale Co-Production Market attended by around 550 international producers, sales agents, distributors, film funds' representatives and broadcasters every year.

The project directed by Hagar Ben Asher is a Polish-German-Israeli coproduction. Polish producers are Beata Rzeźniczek and Klaudia Śmieja from the company Madants, co-producers are Match Factory Productions (Germany) and Transfax (Israel).

The project was pitched during Polish Days 2017, where the creators won the award from ColorOffOn Film (post-production services), and the Polish producer Beata Rzeźniczek from Madants, received an EAVE scholarship.

The War Has Ended is the story of young Lilly who, just after the Second World War, accompanies a mysterious puppeteer in search of his missing son.


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