Ballet Story

A Film by Daria Belova

Synopsis

Another day at the ballet school. Classes routine goes as usual, when Sophie notices a boy outdoors, on the street. He was here yesterday already. She finds him mysterious, maybe she likes him, but doesn’t dare to do anything with it. Surrounded by her frivolously chattering classmates, she realizes that another girl is faster making decisions, and Sophie finds herself caught in a vortex of grief and aggression.

Director

  • Picture of Daria Belova © Daria Belova

    Daria Belova

    Daria Belova, born 1982, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Studies of literature and philosophy at the Saint-Petersburg State University (thesis on composition in the short stories of Vladimir Nabokov). Editor at the TV (SPB, 5 Kanal) for analytical reports on culture and society. Editor for magazines in Saint-Petersburg and Moscow («Afisha», «Big city», «Zagorod»).
    Video artist. Participation in several exhibitions of contemporary art in St. Petersburg. Since October 2008 she studies film direction at the dffb. Working as a Berlin correspondent for the Moscow magazines “Snob” and “Afisha-Mir”.

Awards + Festivals

  • PLUS CAMERIMAGE – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF THE ART OF CINEMATOGRAPHY (Poland, Student Etudes Panorama)November 29, 2011
  • 23rd TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL (Italy, Int'l Competition)January 1, 2012
  • 32nd FANTASPORTO – OPORTO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Portugal, Fantas in Shorts)February 25, 2011
  • 21st MUESTRA DE CINE INTERNACIONAL DE PALENCIA (Spain, Int'l Competition)March 2, 2011
  • 6th INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA (India, Int'l Competition)March 18, 2011
  • KKO FESTIVAL - 11th SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL OF ALTKIRCH (France, Int'l Competition)April 14, 2012
  • 13th FESTIWAL KINA AMATORSKIEGO I NIEZALEZNEGO KAN – 2012 (Poland, School Films Comp.) April 19, 2012
  • 24th INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL DRESDEN (Germany, Children's Special Program)April 20, 2012
  • IM RAUSCH MIT FREUNDEN FESTIVAL (Germany, Competition)May 5, 2011
  • 7th BERKSHIRE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (USA, Int'l Competition)June 1, 2011
  • SCREENING OF GERMAN FILM AND TELVISION ACADEMY BERLIN @ CINEMA BABYLON (Germany)June 14, 2011
  • 9th FEMINA – INT'L WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL (Brazil, Int'l Competition)July 2, 2011
  • 16th SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL (B&H, Children's Program)July 7, 2011
  • 42nd GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL (Italy, Int'l Competition) July 15, 2011
  • 5th WIZ-ART (Ukraine, Int'l Competition)
  • GIMLI FILM FESTIVAL 2012 (Canada, Int'l Competition)July 26, 2011
  • *** prize of Technical Contribution at FBCU***
    17th FESTIVAL BRASILEIRO DE CINEMA UNIVERSITARIO/ BRAZILIAN STUDENT FILM FESTIVALAugust 13, 2012
  • 9th SALENTO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Italy, Int'l Competition)September 9, 2012
  • 11th REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL (Italy)October 7, 2012
  • 56th BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (London, UK)October 10, 2012
  • 12th INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL at Goethe-Institut Kairo (Kairo, Egypt)October 19, 2012
  • *** SECOND AWARD FROM THE EUROPEAN SHORT FILM COMPETITION ALCINE***
    42nd ALCINE – THE ALCALÀ DE HENARES / COMUNIDAD DE MADRID FILM FESTIVAL (Madrid, Spain)November 10, 2012
  • ***SPECIAL MENTION***
    57th CORONA CORK FILM FESTIVAL (Cork, Ireland)November 11, 2012
  • KURZFILMNACHT GREIFSWALD 2012 (Greifswald, Germany)November 29, 2012
  • FILOFEST INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL 2012 (Ljubljana, Slovenia)December 10, 2012
  • DER KURZFILMTAG / GERMAN SHORT FILM DAY - FILMARCHE FEIERT DEN KURZFILMTAG (Germany)
  • ***AWARD FOR BEST PHOTOGRAPHY***
    8th DIECIMINUTI FILM FESTIVAL (Ceccano, Italy)January 10, 2013
  • 25th MINIMALEN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Trondheim, Norway)February 27, 2013
  • NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (USA)March 1, 2013
  • 5th LJUBLJANA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Slovenia)April 1, 2013
  • STOCKHOLM FILM FESTIVAL JUNIOR (Stockholm, Sweden)April 15, 2013
  • SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL (St. Petersburg, USA)April 18, 2013
  • CLUJ SHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Romania)April 19, 2013
  • INDEPENDENT DAYS 13|FILMFEST (Karlsruhe, Germany) April 24, 2013
  • *JURY YOUTH AWARD*
    INTERNATIONAL YOUTH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (Turkey)May 15, 2013
  • CLUJ NEVER SLEEPS (Romania)June 21, 2013
  • 21st INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL “FESTIVAL OF FESTIVALS 2013” (St. Petersburg, Russia)June 24, 2013
  • CINEMADAMARE (Italy)June 25, 2013
  • *PREMIO “LOGAN”*
    19th SAN GIO VERONA VIDEO FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Italy)July 23, 2013
  • OPEN CINEMA (Special-Screening, St.Petersburg, Russia)August 2, 2013
  • 15th WINTER FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Uruguay)August 3, 2013
  • BERLIN CINEMA SUMMER PARTY (Berlin, Germany)August 29, 2013
  • PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (London, UK)September 1, 2013
  • “WORMS: A COLLECTIVE INDIVIDUAL #1 THE (RE)PRODUCTION OF AN INVASION” (Bern, Switzerland)September 7, 2013
  • 3rd ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (Open Screening, Germany)September 13, 2013
  • GREAT LAKES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (USA)September 26, 2013
  • FREENETWORLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (Int’l Competition, Serbia)October 10, 2013
  • *NOMINATION FOR BEST SHORT FILM*
    THE NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (Int’l Competition, UK)October 12, 2013
  • 5th ATLANTA PHILOSOPHY FILM FESTIVAL (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)October 18, 2013
  • 11th KALPANIRJHAR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Kolkata, India)November 1, 2013
  • FILMETS BADALONA FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (Barcelona, Spain)November 8, 2013
  • SAN MARINO FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, San Marino)November 17, 2013
  • *LORENZO VECCHIO PRIZE*
    MAGMA – MOSTRA DI CINEMA BREVE (Int’l Competition, Italy)November 28, 2013
  • 1st “TOAMNA DE AUR” FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Moldova)November 29, 2013
  • GLASGOW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Best of Magma 2013, Scottland)February 2, 2014
  • 11th KINOKI INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE FILM FESTIVAL (Competition Category: Fiction, Mexico) March 17, 2013
  • BU DA MI GOL DEGIL (Fil'm Hafizasi Presents: "Isn't this goal too!", Turkey) - EventscreeningMarch 28, 2013
  • 6th CMS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (World Cinema Section, India)April 7, 2014
  • AEROE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Denmark) August 23, 2014
  • 4th AUTUMN SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)September 15, 2014
  • GOLDEN ORCHID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Short film program, USA)September 20, 2014
  • 4th INT’L YOUTH FESTIVAL OF SHORT CINEMA AND ANIMATION METERS (Official Selection, Russia)November 29, 2014
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO “SARAJEVO WINTER” 2015 (Official Selection, Bosnia-Herzegovina)February 11, 2015
  • SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Out-Of-Competition Section, Italy)April 17, 2015
  • 8th MOSAIC WOLRD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Illinois, USA)August 28, 2015
  • LISTED IN THE CATALOGUE „GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2012“
    AG KURZFILM – GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION
  • SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED' & 'SHORT FILM OF THE MONTH'
    GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEWApril 1, 2013

Crew

Director
Daria Belova
Screenplay
Daria Belova & Pascal Yorks
Director Of Photography
Max Preiss
Producer
Kirill Krasovskiy, Philipp Reuter
Editor
Wolfgang Niederhoffer, Daria Belova
Sound
Ingo Reiter

Details

Running Time
9:00
Shooting Format
HD (Red)
Screening Format
DCP, HDCam (25 fps), DVD, DigiBeta, BetaSP, BluRay
Aspect Ratio
1:1.78
Sound
Dolby Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

49 (0) 176 - 62965299
markus@augohr .de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL & PRODUCTION

dffb
Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin German Film and Television Academy
Hella Schmidt / Laure Tinette
Potsdamer Str. 2 D-10785 Berlin
49 30 257 59 153 / - 152
h.schmidt@dffb.de / tinette@dffb.de www.dffb.de