A WW2 survival story
Elena's War Dance © '19
5 year old Elena and her mother go 'on the run' escaping bombings, rape and shellfire during the invasion of Lithuania by Soviet armies in WW2.
Caught between Soviet and German occupation they flee into forests and across borders to escape the certain death awaiting those affiliated to the line of the Russian Tsars.
Elena's War Dance © Jennifer Treur, Writer/ Producer/ Director - Documentary Length (57min 56sec)
Archival footage, 3D animation, motion graphics, reenactment and interviews with Elena as she explains her 'dance with war and death'.
Described by Film Reviewers as; 'very beautiful visually with great music - editing, sound, lighting on point.'
'This inspiring documentary, directed by Jennifer Treur, presents Elena’s unbelievable story of survival and hope. Through archive footage, 3d animation, visual effects, music, live-action scenes, and Elena’s interview (now an 85-year-old woman), we enter the early life of Elena and her mother.' Festigious
Award of Prestige Winner, 'Best 1st Time Director' - 'Best Indie Feature' - 'Best Visual Effects'
Winner, 'Best Indie Filmmaker' - 'Best Sound Design' - 'Inspiring Woman in a Film'
Winner, 'Best Indie Feature' - 'Best First Time Director, Feature' - 'Best Visual Effects'
Winner, 'Best Indie Feature' - 'Best Indie Filmmaker' - 'Best Inspirational Film'
Los Angeles Film Awards (LAFA) August Edition 2019 - Winner, 'Best Indie Feature'
Oniros Film Awards (Italy) July Edition 2019 - Winner 'Best War Film' Documentary,
(Feature) - Honourable Mention 'Documentary Feature'
Accolade Global Film Awards August 2019 - Winner 'Award of Merit' Women Filmmakers
Hollywood Sun Awards (LA) July-August 2019 - Winner Best Documentary Feature
Latitude Film Awards (London) May 2019 - Winner 'Gold Award' Documentary Feature
TheIndieFest Film Awards (LA) May 2019 - Winner 'Award of Merit' Women Filmmakers
LA Edge Film Awards (LA) June 2019 Finalist - Documentary Short (Runner-Up)
Florence Film Awards (Italy) June Edition 2019 - Finalist Feature Documentary
NOMINEE: LOS ANGELES FILM AWARDS EVENT 2019 - 'Best Indie Feature'
NOMINEE: FESTIGIOUS EVENT 2019 - 'Best Indie Feature' - 'Best First Time Director, Feature'
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