One of the major film events of this spring happened one warm April evening in Chisinau, having gathered over four dozen film lovers at AntiCafe Balkon.

“Discovering new faces in the film industry, talented directors, actors, script writers, composers is one of the main aims of our organization, – says Denis Dovbnia, the representative of the International organization CinemaHall in Moldova, – it is crucial that Moldavian audience knows its directors”.

When opening the ceremony, Denis told about CinemaHall projects that are active in Moldova:


  • “CinemaHall distribution” – the screening of films by talented directors at movie clubs and art spaces of the CIS,
  • “Screenings of Moldavian films” – Moldavian directors’ film screenings in Moldova and abroad,
  • “Support for film projects” – informational and consulting support for films, help with the search for equipment and specialists as well as with auditions and PR campaigns,
  • “Support for festivals” – informational and consulting support for film awards, contests and festivals, help with volunteers and experience exchange between festivals.


Six short films by talented Moldavian directors were showed: The Power of Magnetism (Gennadiy Boyarkin), Dji Death Fails (Dmitriy Voloshyn), 125 seconds (Yevgeniy Privalov), The Beloved (Yevgeniy Privalov), Guitar (Aleksandr Kondria), Oblivion (Vlad Sokurenko).

The creators of Guitar presented the trailer of their upcoming short film Ajutor (Help). The film tells the story of a guy who got stuck in a garage and is trying to resist people in the street, whose behavior is strange, to put it mildly.

Roman Tsurkanu, the president of the Stuntmen Association of Moldova, told about the association and showed two stunt videos. The trailer of the Moldavian blockbuster Hunter, in which Roman and the Association had taken part, was also presented.

After the screening the guests of the event had a chance to ask questions of the film creators.

CinemaHall promises that the most interesting events are yet to come.

The event wouldn’t have happened without the support of friends and the team of the organization – Denis Dovbnia (representative of the organization), Aleksey Zalutskiy (host), Yekaterina Kaliforova (assistant), Anton Shvetsov (cameraman), Nikita and Dmitriy (AntiCafe Balkon) and the partners of the organization – AntiCafe Balkon,,, Typical Moldova, ISIC Moldova, the Stuntmen Association of Moldova, SnimiFilm, Feedgee, Worksection.

Translation: Olga Radjabobova