Breaking Ground offers young filmmakers a stage to present themselves and their work. Below you'll find the films we have programmed at one of our festivals or events so far. Please note this is not a video channel, this is a showcase of interesting films. Would you like us to take an interest in your film, please submit it.

Director: Svitlana Shymko
Year of production 2014
Genre Documentary
Length 26

The Doctor Leaves Last

After being a volunteer doctor at the frontline during the bloodiest days in revolutionary Kyiv, Tanya continues curing wounded people on Maidan. Meanwhile unannounced war with the Russian Federation breaks out on the eastern and southern Ukraine. She must go to the war zone again.

Director: Zofia Pregowska
Warsaw Film School
Year of production 2014
Genre Documentary
Length 22


90-year-old Krystyna, lives in the tiny apartment surrounded by books and writing pads. That’s remarkable in itself since Krystyna is almost blind, but that doesn’t stop this still vital woman from writing passionate and eloquent poetry that celebrates life. 

Director: Janna Ji Wonders
University of Television and Film Munich
Year of production 2015
Genre Fiction
Length 30

I remember

Best friends Josh and Ben (both 18) spend their vacation in a remote hut on the craggy pacific coast. When Elena, a mysterious 30-year-old woman, moves next door, the two boys fall under her spell and get caught up in an emotional turmoil which puts their friendship at stake. The summer ends dramatically, and it
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Director: Moïra Pitteloud
HEAD-Genève Film School
Year of production 2014
Genre Fiction
Length 14

The Offer

Sami is about to accept a job in the Swiss Bureau of Intelligence, at the risk of betraying the values at the heart of his family history. 

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