Pop Up Film Residency Visegrad is a Pop Up Film Residency special subprogram, which aims at supporting and nurturing the writing & development of feature films closely connected to the s. c. Visegrad Countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia). The program is organized in close cooperation with Hungarian Friss Hús Budapest Intl. Short Film Festival, Czech Ji.hlava Intl. Documentary Film Festival, and Polish New Horizons Intl. Film Festival.
Bratislava Residency: 10 – 31 May 2021
Born in Brazil, Helen Beltrame-Linné graduated from the country’s most prestigious Law School in 1998 and worked for several years as a corporate lawyer before giving in to her passion and attending Film Studies in Paris in 2005-2006.
In 2010 Helen joined Zazen Produções and managed the private funding and independent distribution of the Brazilian all-time box office record, “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within” (2010). In 2014, Helen was hired as CEO of The Bergman Center Foundation on the island of Fårö (Sweden), where she also acted as festival director of the Bergman Week. Back to Brazil in 2018, Helen served as editor for the country’s largest newspaper Folha de São Paulo.
Presently, Helen works as a screenwriter and script consultant in fiction features and series, mostly in Brazil, the USA and Europe, where she has taken part in the TFL Script Lab, and in programs such as the Full Circle Lab and the Pop Up Residency as a mentor.
Slovak Pop Up
The story of a generational shift and the rebellion of children against the world of their parents. Inspired by actual events, it evolves around agricultural corruption in Slovakia, which ultimately has a decisive effect on our society.