The Border Line Effect \ Пограничный эффект \ The Borderline Effect
20 years after the fall of the Soviet Union several young directors come to the borders of previously united countries. Their personal stories dedicated to people, who find the way to be united, despite of the raised borders.
3 short films about Russian-Ukrainian, Russian-Abkhazian-Georgian and Russian-Estonian borders combined as one full-length documentary, depicting local stories in global history.
Documentary, 83 minutes, HD, 2012
Country of production: Russia
Directed by: Kirill Sedukhin, Georgy Molodtsov, Olga Stefanova
Directors of photography: Sergey Amirjanov, Georgy Molodtsov, Olga Stefanova
Music composed by: Yury Negrebetsky, Roman Kuperman, Dmitry Selipanov
Sound editors: Yelena Petrosyan, Evgenyi Goryainov
Editors: Konstantin Nekyudov, Georgy Molodtsov, Olga Stefanova
Executive producer: Sergey Miroshnichenko
Producer: Yelena Ilyina
Author of the idea, script writer: Boris Karadzhev
Production company: Studio “Ostrov”
Сontact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
December, 17, 2012
“The Borderline Effect” have received Special jury prize n.a. Sergey Govorukhin at International Human Rights Film Festival “STALKER” (Russia, 2012)
November, 23, 2012
“The Borderline Effect” was screened at International Film Festival “Sputnik over the Poland”, Warsaw
October, 30, 2012
“The Borderline Effect” have received Special diploma of the Union of cinematographers of Armeniya at International Film Festival “It’s me” (Armeniya, 2012)\
September, 23, 2012
Short film “…Let our lives continue in others” from “The Borderline Effect” project have received Special Prize Film Festival of CIS and Baltic countries “Kinoshock”, Russia, 2012
September, 4, 2012
July, 9, 2012
Television station “PIK” (First Caucasian Informational) made an interview with the director of the film “Let our lives continue in others” Georgy Molodtsov during his participation in creative workshop Docstories Black Sea in Tbilisi, Georgia. Georgy also presented his film to a local audience.
July, 1, 2012
“The Borderline Effect” was selected for the training workshop “Docstories Black Sea” - http://www.docstories-blacksea.com/
“Docstories” is a workshop aimed at developing creative documentary projects and innovative non-fiction formats in the greater Black Sea region.
Experts coming from the EU will train documentary and TV professionals in the region to rethink and rewrite their projects so that they become attractive on the international documentary market.
The participants will be trained in documentary dramaturgy, structure and form and they will develop their own projects. During the third session they will present their own projects in meetings with sales agents, producers, commissioning editors and other industry representatives at the IDFA - International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2012.
June, 19, 2012
Film of Kirill Sedukhin “The People Friendship Street” within “The Borderline Effect” project received a diploma of Kyiv International Documentary Film Festival “Kinoletopys” for a “Witty approach to an actual social-politic subject”
June, 5, 2012
Documentary film “The Borderline Effect” would be screened within the Russian programs of the 34th Moscow International Film Festival.
April, 20, 2012
Screening within the international conference.
On April, 20 film “The Borderline Effect” was screened at Higher school of social and economics sciences within the conference “Vectors of development of modern Russia: “Borders” in social sciences”, section “Borders in cultural space: barriers or development zones?”.
Film was presented by Kirill Sedukhin, director of the “Street of People Friendship” novella.
After the screening, as usual, we collected audience feedback and received great reviews! They are available on Russian here.
20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the young generation of documentary filmmakers wants to explore the lives of people who were separated by the newly created borders of currently independent states.
Our goal is not to discuss geopolitical problems that were caused by the newly erected borders. It is much more important for us to delve into how new state borders have influenced the lives of specific people and how these people have learned to overcome these borders.
The appearance of these new borders has influenced the lives of millions of people and caused a plethora of various collisions - from tragic to amusing. All of the novellas in the film will be united by a singular stylistic approach. Each will have a main character- a narrator, a person whose life was directly influenced and continues to be influenced by the collapse of the USSR in important and life-changing ways.
Film consist of 3 short documentaries (27 to 29 minutes each), which describes 3 different parts of ex-USSR:
1. RUSSIA-UKRAINE: “The Street of People’s Friendship” (directed by Kirill Sedukhin)
2. RUSSIA-ABKHAZIYA-GEORGIA: “Let our lives continue in others” (directed by Georgy Molodtsov)
3. RUSSIA-ESTONIA: “Time to gather” (directed by Olga Stefanova)