The 16 film projects & 12 Development angels selected by the European development programme!

LIM | Less is More has been set up to empower a generation of filmmakers intent on opening new avenues and finding new audiences by tackling new issues. Our motto is Igor Stravinsky’s “The more art is bound by limitations, the freer it is“.

We live in an age of over-consumption and deep ecological concern. Humanism is in trouble and society has become almost unable to create meaning. Stories lie at the heart of what makes us human. Cinema is a powerful storytelling tool for today, plugged into our dreams and our nightmares, that can restore our ability to create meaning, for now and for future generations.

LIM uses creative limitations as a tool. Its spirit and ambition far exceed the facile business of restricting budgets. Self-imposed limitations help dig deep into character and emotion. They are a catalyst for wall-breaking film- experiences. In this way, clever limitation strategies help bring out a filmmaker’s unique imprint, giving his or her work a strong advantage in an overcrowded market. Obviously also, introducing limitations early in the writing processes multiplies a film’s chances of being shot soon.

The job of a screenwriter is thus to streamline apparent complexity. A well-understood limitation strategy triggers strong formal choices that can help make the games of a private imagination meaningful to all.

More info on LIM’s website: https://lim-lessismore.eu/

LIM2019 Selection

Raed Andoni
Exiled from Paradise
Palestine

Harry Ayiotis
Salt on Wound
Cyprus

Michal Bielawski
Accidents
Poland

Andreea Borțun
Blue Banks
Romania

Tudor Botezatu
The Mind Patrol
Romania

Brian Deane
The Vision
Ireland

Wessam Hachicho
Collateral Effects
Syria

Nelicia Low
God Sister
Singapore

Jasna Nanut
Birdie
Croatia

Mark Noonan
When they all vanish
Ireland

C.J. Obasi
Mami Wata
Nigeria

Jatla Siddartha
In the Belly of the Tiger
India

Tracy Spottwiswoode
Tremble
Wales

Gjorce Stavreski
Swap rags for riches
Macedonia

Koen Van Sande
Clean
Belgium
& Temina Kiasinian
Clean
Belgium / Armenia

Zara Zerny
Silver Island
Denmark & Canada
& Tommy Oksen
Silver Island
Denmark

 

LIM2019 Development angels

Patricia Drati – Denmark

Jasmina Sijerčić – Bosnia-Herzegovina

Aleksandra Kostina – Ukraine

Karla Lulić– Croatia

Patrice Nezan – France

Héloïse Noé – France

Michał Oleszczyk – Poland

Alki Politi – Greece

Céline Pourveur – Belgium

Susana Santos Rodrigues – Portugal

Joanna Solecka – Poland

Elena Stanisheva – Macedonia