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new acquisition: VALERIA IS GETTING MARRIED

We're very happy to reveal our new acquisition: VALERIA IS GETTING MARRIED by Michal Vinik.
Set over the course of one day, the film focuses on the relationship between two Ukrainian sisters. Valeria is a mail order bride who arrives in Israel to meet her future husband. She joins her older sister Christina, who has been living in Israel for some time and met her own husband through a similar “bride-to-order” deal.

This is our second collaboration with director Michal Vinik - her first feature film BARASH premiered at San Sebastian in 2015 and became both a festivals and sales hit.

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Festivals

February 2023

Santa Barbara IFF, US: VALERIA IS GETTING MARRIED

Belgrade IFF, RS: A CUP OF COFFEE AND NEW SHOES ON

Awards

Tel Aviv International Children's FF 2022

"We'd like to make a special mention of the Dutch film Bigman (Strijder), for a well- written complex and groundbreaking script, along with the wonderful direction and acting, is what make this film into a multilayered and moving Drama.", the jury.

Cinekid Festival 2022

Starting the year off right: BIGMAN has received the Best Dutch Feature Audience Award at Cinekid Festival 2022! Congratulations to the film team!

Olympia IFF for Children and Young People 2022

Winning team! BIGMAN has received two awards at the Olympia IFF for Children and Young People 2022 in Greece: the ECFA Award and the Best feature film by Children’s jury up to 12 years old!

"An enjoyable film, which is presented in a child’s view point and promotes the values of inclusion, self-development, solidarity and diversity", the jury of the ECFA Award said.

Gijón IFF 2022

Camiel Schouwenaar's title received the Enfants Terribles Award for Best Feature Film - Audience Award at the Gijon IFF 2022!

Thessaloniki IFF 2022

"A highly original film, extremely well acted, written masterfully, directed with sensitivity, in a manner that takes the audience on a journey alongside these characters, in ways that were both surprising and intimate." The Special Jury Award - Silver Alexander went to VALERIA IS GETTING MARRIED, directed by Michal Vinik.

Markets

Berlin IFF 2023

The whole m-appeal team will be attending EFM - EUROPEAN FILM MARKET for the duration of the market, from 16th-22nd February.

Find us in booth 15, at the Martin-Gropius-Bau.