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DirectorAndrey I. Volkashin
ProducerElena Stanisheva – VEDA Film Productions; Krastyo Lambev – Concept Studio
CastJoana Popovska, Labina Mitevska, Simeon Damevski, Dejan Lilic, Ana Angelovska
WriterAndrey I. Volkashin
CameraKiril Prodanov
EditorNevelin Vulchev
ScreeningFriday 9 November | 17:45 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Sunday 11 November | 12:15 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Original TitleKOLIVO
Length24 min
CountryMacedonia, Bulgaria
SectionENFF DISCOVERIES – Balkan Shorts

A well-directed short film by a promising young filmmaker about the second chance for romance, even in the most unexpected circumstances. Dutch Premiere


In a poor Macedonian village, overwhelmed by the daily duties of a typical housewife, Dana’s life revolves around her mother, husband and three children. On the day of the traditional pig slaughter, instead of the usual butcher, the appearance of her former lover Marko, draws her deeply buried secrets and fears back to the surface. Dana misses the moment to say farewell to her sick mother, Persa.

Director’s bio

Andrey I. Volkashin was born in 1985 in Macedonia. He graduated film directing at NATFA in Sofia, Bulgaria. His short documentary ‘Nothing In The Air’, premiered at Sofia International Film Festival. His graduation project ‘Kinder Surprise’, was awarded with the Audience Award at the Sofia International Film Festival while his middle-length music comedy ‘Shush.. Sing to me’ premiered at the Vilnius IFF in 2014 and is already enjoying a cult status in Bulgaria. The same year he participated at Berlinale Talents and Sarajevo Talents. His short script project ‘Ficus’ was selected by the program ‘Sarajevo, City of Film’ and will be produced and premiered at the upcoming edition of Sarajevo Film Festival 2018.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Golden Rose, Bulgarian Feature Film Festival, 2017 | Cinedays, Macedonia 2017 | Short of the year, Spain 2017 – Special Jury Mention | Huesca International Short Film Festival, Spain 2018 | Regina International Film Festival, Canada 2018