A Kosovo Fairytale explores the history of one Kosovian immigrant family in Finland who have been separated by circumstances from their youngest son. The film takes the form of a fairytale story told through a series of animated tableaus which directly address the child they left behind and why they were forced to leave him.
Anna-Sofia Nylund is studying directing at Arcda in Finland. During her study period she has made numerous of films that have been shown at different festivals. My Joburg State of mind and A Kosovo Fairytale are two documentaries as a result of an exchange program with South Africa. She is previously in edit wit a documentary about a small village in Sweden.
Samantha Nell received her Bachelor of Dramatic Arts (Hons) - majoring in Film & Television and Directing Live Performance - from the University of the Witwatersrand 2009. Samantha has written and directed a number of films including: "Call Girl", "Constructing Ross Garrett" and "A Kosovo Fairytale" - the latter of which has appeared in numerous film festivals.
Mark Middlewick received his Honours degree in Film and Screenwriting from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2009. Mark has experience writing and directing his own films, having been commissioned to conceptualize and produce a commercial for Yamaha, while dabbling in both fiction and documentary in his work at university.
Screening / Award history:
Kettupaivat (national shortfilm festival Fin)
Tampere Film Festival (Fin) Winner of Student prize
Helsinki woman filmfestival (Fin)
Women of the Sun filmfestival (SA)
aye an aye film festival (FRA)
Artova Film festival (FIN) Winner of honor prize
Love and Anarchy (FIN)
Doc Leipzig Festival (GER)