NEWS
January 10th, 2017

ZHALEIKA will be screened at the 15th Pune International Film Festival PIFF, India in the Section Global Cinema.
(January 12th - 19th 2017)


January 10th, 2017

ZHALEIKA is part of the section „New Authors“ at Küstendorf Film and Music Festival, Serbia.
(January 14th - 19th 2017)


December 2nd, 2016

NABELSCHNUR received the 1st place of the audience award at Randfilmfestival, Kassel, Germany


November 27th, 2016

NABELSCHNUR just won 3 prizes at 23th International Film Festival ETIUDA&ANIMA, Krakow, Poland

The Bronze Dinosaur Umbilical Cord/ Nabelschnur dir. Eliza Petkova, prod. German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb), Germany „For the original aesthetics and a filled with humor and formally intriguing storytelling”.

STUDENT JURY decided to award its prize to: NABELSCHNUR / UMBILICAL CORD dir. Eliza Petkova, German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb) „For a rich description of the human nature, obtained through minimalistic and original aesthetics”.

FICC (international jury if film clubs) JURY decided to award its prize to: NABELSCHNUR / UMBILICAL CORD dir. Eliza Petkova, German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb)


November 22th, 2016

ZHALEIKA is selected for the international competition at 17th Tbilisi International Film Festival, Georgia.
(November 28th - December 4th)


November 8th, 2016

ABWESEND and NABELSCHNUR will be screened at Ruberoid Festival 2016, Berlin, Germany.
(November 25th - 26th)


November 8th, 2016

Today ZHALEIKA received a diploma for best directing and finesse cinematic language at 23th Minsk International Film Festival, Belarus.


November 8th, 2016

Today ZHALEIKA received a diploma for best directing and finesse cinematic language at 23th Minsk International Film Festival, Belarus.


November 8th, 2016

Today ZHALEIKA received a diploma for best directing and finesse cinematic language at 23th Minsk International Film Festival, Belarus.


November 7th, 2016

ZHALEIKA just won the 2nd Youth Jury Prize for Live-action Feature Film at 33rd Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, USA.


November 7th, 2016

ZHALEIKA will be screened at Zagreb Film Festival, Croatia.
(November 12th -20th 2016)


November 6th, 2016

NABELSCHNUR is part of the european competiton selection of the European Short Film Festival of Lyon-Villeurbanne, France.
(November 18th.- 27th 2016)


November 5th, 2016

ZHALEIKA will be screened at Cinedays Skopje, Makedonia.
(November 10th - 19th 2016)


November 5th, 2016

NABELSCHNUR is in the competition of 23th International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima Krakow, Poland.
(November 22th - 27th 2016)


November 1st, 2016

ZHALEIKA participates in the 23. Minsk International Film Festival LISTAPAD, Belarus.
(November 4th - 11th 2016)


October 26th, 2016

ZHALEIKA is part of the youth film competition of the 35th Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival, Finland.
(November 13th - 20th 2016)


October 16th, 2016

ZHALEIKA is a part of Balkanmania in the Museum Istanbul Modern, Turkey.
(October 20th - October 30th 2016)


October 10th, 2016

NABELSCHNUR will be screened at 2morrow Film Festival Moscow, Russia.
(October 15th 2016)


October 7th, 2016

ZHALEIKA is selected for 33rd Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, USA.
(October 28th -November 6th 2016)


October 3th, 2016

NABELSCHNUR is nominated for the european competiton at Festival Européen du Court Métrage de Nice, France.
(October 14th -21th 2016)


September 23th, 2016

ZHALEIKA has the USA Premiere at Mill Valley Film Festival, California.
(October 06th - 16th 2016)


September 22th, 2016

ZHALEIKA is in the official selection of the Film Fest Gent, Belgium.
(October 11th - 21th 2016)


September 20th, 2016

ZHALEIKA will be shown at 9th Cine East Festival, Luxembourg.
(September 6th - September 23th 2016)


September 17th, 2016

ZHALEIKA is part of the MEETING OF YOUNG EUROPEAN CINEMA in Sofia, Bulgaria.
(September 26th - October 2nd 2016)


September 4th, 2016

NABELSCHNUR won at 22. Festival International du Film Nancy-Lorraine 2016.
Compétition internationale du film court.
Grand prix du festival - Jury lycéen.


September 1th, 2016

ZHALEIKA at the Cinematik International Film Festival (September 13. - 19.), Slovakia.


August 15th, 2016

NABELSCHNUR is in the short film competition at 22. Festival International du Film Nancy Lorraine 22th Edition (26.08 - 04.09), France.


July 8th, 2016

ZHALEIKA is nominated for the Five Lakes Newcomer’s Award at the 10. Internationales Fünf Seen Festival.
(July 27 - August 8, 2016)


July 8th, 2016

ZHALEIKA is in the official selection at the Burgas International Film Festival.
(July 22 - 28, 2016)


June 11th, 2016

ZHALEIKA is selected for the main competition at the 31th Festival International de Cine de Valencia, Cinema Jove.
(June 17 - 24, 2016)


June 9th, 2016

ZHALEIKA will be screened at Cinema City International Film Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia.
(June 25 - July 2, 2016)


May 19th, 2016

ZHALEIKA is selected at the 56th ZLIN FILM FESTIVAL in Czech Republic for the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF EUROPEAN FIRST FILMS.
(May 27 - June 3, 2016)


May 18th, 2016

MEIN SOHN is selected for the BERLIN ART FILM FESTIVAL and will be screened on July 8, 2016.


May 10th, 2016

ABWESEND will be screened at „Неконформистката алтернатива“ in G8 Cinema, Sofia, Bulgaria.
(May 30, 2016)


May 3th, 2016

ZHALEIKA will be screened at THE GOLDEN LINDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.
(May 28 - June 1, 2016)


April 22th, 2016

NABELSCHNUR will be screened at the LAUSITZiale IV
(June 23, 2016)


March 19th, 2016

We are very happy to announce that ZHALEIKA just won the GRAND PRIX for Best Film in the International Competition at 20th Sofia International Film Festival.


February 20th, 2016

The members of the International Jury Generation 14plus

Sam de Jong
Petros Silvestros
Liz Watts

give the following awards:

Special Mention: Zhaleika
by Eliza Petkova, Germany 2016
We were moved by this smart allegory about shifting cultural changes and the collision of new and old values in small town Europe. With a great eye for detail, the naturalism of this film combined with a compelling story of a young woman searching for her own place in the world, and her achievement of that freedom, is brilliantly executed both in performance and direction.


February 15th, 2016

ZHALEIKA takes part in the International Competition of the 20th International Sofia Film Festival. The national premiere in Bulgaria is on March 17th, 2016.


February 10th, 2016

ABWESEND takes part in 17. Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival.
(March 9 - 14th, 2016)
It will also take part in 20th Sofia International Film Festival.
(March 9 - 20th, 2016)


February 3th, 2016

ZHALEIKA is nominated for the First Feature Award of 66. Berlinale.


January 19th, 2016

ZHALEIKA has its world premiere at 66. Internationale Filmfestpiele Berlin, Berlinale. It takes part in the competition of the Generation section. We are very happy about the nomination.


January 7th, 2016

NABELSCHNUR has its world premiere at 9th Küstendorf Film & Music Festival, Serbia.
(22-27 January 2016)


October 1th, 2015

ABWESEND takes part in 4th Mallorca International Film Festival.
(10-15 November 2015)


September 5th, 2015

ABWESEND is nominated for the International Film Festival Tofifest, Poland.
(18-25 October 2015)


July 7th, 2015

We just started shooting the upcoming film ZHALEIKA in the Bulgarian mountains.


April 4th, 2015

ABWESEND (Absent) has its world premiere at 68. Festival de Cannes as part of the Cinéfondation Sélection. We are very happy about the nomination.
(13-24 May 2015)