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Elena's War Dance

Synopsis

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.

Documentary

Elena's War Dance © Jennifer Treur, Writer/ Producer/ Director - Documentary Length (57min 56sec)

Reviews

Described by Film Reviewers as; 

'Very beautiful visually with great music.  Editing, sound & lighting on point. Great technique!'


'Inspiring, creative and original, touching, brave and honest.' Filmcon Awards


'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

Awards

Docs Without Borders Film Awards, USA, Winter 2020

WINNER 'Award of Exceptional Merit' [2 Awards]


Vegas Movie Awards - October 2019 

WINNER 'Award of Prestige' [3 Awards]

'Best 1st Time Director' • 'Best Indie Feature' • 'Best Visual Effects'


FilmCon Awards, USA - September 2019

WINNER [3 Awards] 

'Best Indie Feature' • 'Best Indie Filmmaker' • 'Best Inspirational Film'


Festigious International Film Awards, LA, Sep. 2019

WINNER [3 Awards] 

'Best Indie Filmmaker' • 'Best Sound Design' • 'Inspiring Woman in a Film'


Festigious International Film Awards, LA, Aug. 2019

WINNER [3 Awards]

 'Best Indie Feature' • 'Best First Time Director, Feature' • 'Best Visual Effects'


Los Angeles Film Awards (LAFA) August 2019

WINNER, 'Best Indie Feature'


Hollywood Hills Film Awards 2019 - WINNER

'Best Documentary' category


Oniros Film Awards (Italy) July 2019 - WINNER [2 AWARDS]

 'Best War Film' Documentary • Honourable Mention 'Doc. 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' Doc. 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 2019 - FINALIST

Feature Documentary


NOMINEE: FESTIGIOUS ANNUAL 2019 - [2 Nominations]

'Best Indie Feature' • 'Best First Time Director, Feature'


NOMINEE: LOS ANGELES FILM AWARDS ANNUAL 2019

Nominated 'Best Indie Feature'

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