The Promise

The Promise (2016)

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In a remote village in the north of Serbia something unexpected has happened. All of a sudden, a French family have moved to a poor place deserted by the young.

They believe they have found a promised land for growing grapes and winemaking. But they have found only old people in the village, distrusting people with old habits.

A new challenge awaited them back home in France – how to persuade sommeliers that superior wine can be made in an unknown and problematic region? Can they awake hope and breathe a new life into the old village?

A promise is born

1. The Best Cultural Documentary at Eugene Film Festival, Oregon, USA.

2.The Promise won award – The Best Mediterranean  Film Festival, Italy

3. Nomination for Best Cinematography- Queens World Film Festival, New York, USA

4.Nomination for Best Documentary- Red Dirt International Film Festival, Oklahoma, USA

5.Best Documentary- European Cinematography Awards

6. Exceptional Merit- Depth of Field International Film Festival, Delaware, USA

7. Award of Excellence, Indie Fest Award, California, USA

8. Best Script, Oenovideo Film Festival, Bordeaux, France

9. The Best National film, International Ethnological Film Festival, Belgrade, Serbia

Eugene International Film Festival, USA, – official selection, November 2016

Mediterranean Film Festival, Italy, – official selection, December 2016

TV3, Catalonian Public TV, Barcelona, Spain, premiere, January 2017

RTS, Serbian Public TV, premiere, January 2017

European Cinematography Awards, Warsaw, Poland- official selection, February 2017

French Embassy, Washington D.C., USA- premiere, March 2017

Depth of Field film festival, Delaware, USA, – official selection, March 2017

Queens International film festival, New York, – official selection, March 2017

Red Dirt Film Festival, USA, – official selection, March 2017

Belgrade Film Festival, – official selection, March 2017

Trenton Film Festival, New Jersey, USA, – official selection, April 2017

Hoboken Film Festival, New York, USA, – official selection, May 2017

La Palace Theatre, Paris, France, premiere- June 2017

International Film Festival Oenovidéo, France, official selection – June 2017

Vero Beach Wine Festival, Florida, USA – official selection, June 2017

Tiburon International Film Festival, CA, USA- official selection, June 2017

Belgrade Cultural Center, premiere, June, 2017

Palic, European Film Festival- Eco Docs, July 2017

Wine Country Film Festival, San Francisco, USA – official selection, September 2017

Moondance International Film Festival, Colorado, USA- finalist, September 2017

Belgrade International Festival of Ethnographic Film – official selection, October 2017

DocuWest Film Festival, Colorado, USA- official selection, September 2017

AM Egypt Film Festival, Cairo- official selection, September 2017

Arlington International Film Festival, Massachusetts, USA – official selection, October 2017

BIFED, International Film Festival Istanbul, Turkey- official selection, October 2017

Devour! The Food Film Fest, Nova Scotia, Canada- official selection, October 2017

MOST Festival, Barcelona, Spain- official selection, November 2017

Chicago Serbian Film Festival, Chicago, USA- official selection, November 2017

Vancouver Serbian Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada- official selection, November 2017

Great Lakes International Film Festival, PA, USA- – official selection, September 2017
Mendocino International Film Festival, CA, USA- – official selection, October 2017

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Cinema Rialto- September 2017

Cultural Center Rastko, Dallas, TX, USA- December 2017

Toronto Independent Film Festival, Toronto, Canada- semifinalist- December 2017

The 12th Ethiopian International Film festival, January 2018

Director: Zeljko Mirkovic

Producers: Zeljko Mirkovic, Dusan Gajic

Script: Dusan Gajic, Zeljko Mirkovic

Casts: Cyrille Bongiraud and Estelle Germaine

DoPs: Miodrag Trajkovic, Nikola Majdak

Composers: Aleksandar Stevanovic, Dejan Ilijic

Design: Goran Radonjic

Editor and postproduction: Pavle Nikic

Sound design: Aleksandra Perovic, Lazar Zivanac


Produced by Optimistic film and SEETV