Here are the projects longlisted for a pitching session hosted by On the Edge Film Festival:
1. № 20, documentary
The Whales of the Piltun Lagoon
A film about the gray whales and people who live off them.
By Sergei Shumin
2. № 12, fiction
Mom, I’m Home
Daughter tries to shield her fanatical mother from a duplicitous cult.
By Kim Song Chang (Igor)
3. № 4, fiction
An elderly recluse nicknamed Weirdo steals papers from his neighbors’ mailboxes.
By Elena Opryshko
4. № 8, fiction
A man gets a chance to redress his past mistakes and wipe the slate clean, except this time around as an insect.
By Vladimir Ilyin
5. № 23, fiction
While on an excursion to the Devil’s Bridge, the main character is haunted by visions of time travel.
By Anton Kuznetsov
6. № 31, fiction
Changing Diapers, Plotting Invasions
Comedy. A rank-and-file amusement park employee teaches a class for housewives who are afraid of time travel.
By Yuri Mishulin and Andrei Kramarov
7. № 34, fiction
A Summer Day
A young house painter falls in love with a Japanese tourist in town for just one day, tricks her into hiring him as a guide, and then dies fighting for her with local thugs.
By Eldar Shibanov
8. № 6, documentary
The city named after Chekhov, though the writer never even visited there, is nonetheless full of its own literary characters.
By Svetlana Gileva
9. № 5, documentary
The Salmon Lullaby
The characters set out on a journey to find where the salmon are born.
By Alexander Zarchikov
10. № 27, fiction
Two friends find a strange creature beached by the sea.
By Dmitry Moiseev
A pitch is a presentation of a film project aimed at potential investors. One presentation should not take more than five minutes; another five minutes is budgeted for questions and discussion. The dates and order of presentations are TBA. The jury will select three winners out of the projects presented.