Kubarska’s New Project Pitched

The next edition of the MIPDoc international documentary film market will be held in Cannes in early April, along with the seventh run of the MIPDoc Co-Production Challenge pitching session, which will include the latest project from Polish filmmaker Eliza Kubarska.


The Polish documentary project Droga przez Baltoro (Baltoro Passage) was selected to be presented at the MIPDoc Co-Production Challenge, along with documentary films from India, France, Belgium, Norway, and Slovenia. The selection process was overseen by the European Documentary Network (EDN).

 

Baltoro Passage focuses on the stories of children of acclaimed Polish mountain climbers. One day they set out on Karakorum Highway, one of the world’s highest roads. Their destination is the K2 base camp, located at 5,100 m. The road runs along Baltoro glacier, one of the world’s longest glacial areas. But it’s no ordinary journey. This expedition includes Marianna Syrokomska, Hanka Piotrowska, and Łukasz Wolf. Years before, Polish mountain climbers: Marianna’s mother, Hanka’s father, and Łukasz’s mother, followed this same road, never to return. Their graves lie at the foot of K2. The expedition, accompanied by dozens of porters, will last over a month.

 

Baltoro Passage is the latest project from Eliza Kubarska, author of What Happened on Pam Island, graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, student at the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing, mountain climber, and traveler.

 

Co-Production Challenge is one of the leading events of the MIPDoc market. At this year’s pitching session, producers will present their projects to agents from leading broadcasters, distributors, and potential co-producers. Confirmed jury members include Hamish Mykura (Channel 4), Iikka Vehkalahti (YLE TV2)‚ Karen Michael (ARTE France), Axel Arno (SVT - Sveriges Television AB), and Nick Cohen (BBC).

 

MIPDoc is one of the world’s leading market events dedicated exclusively to documentary films: with over 1,350 films in its digital archive, 500 participating companies, 400 distributors and film buyers. MIPDoc serves as the venue for meetings and negotiations between buyers of documentary films and shows for television broadcasters, online distribution, VOD and DVD, with producers, distributors and sales agents. MIPDoc is also the place for series of lectures, seminars and workshops focused on issues of distribution and co-production.

 

The MIPDoc international documentary film market will take place on April 2 and 3.

 

Further details are available at: www.mipworld.com/en/homepage/.

 

Source: www.polishdocs.pl.

 

Translated by Karolina Kołtun

22.04.2011