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Ralitza Petrova feature film – Groupe Ouest 2013 – won the Restart Award

Godless / Безбог, first-time feature writer-director Ralitza Petrova from Bulgaria – Groupe Ouest 2013 Yearly Selection – has been rewarded during the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival.

Godless was in competition in the Work in Progress section and won the Restart Award (in kind support worth 20.000 €). The jury included representatives of the Doha Film Institute, Memento Films and Post Republic.

The shooting of Godless took place on February 2015 in Bulgaria’s Vratsa region. The film is produced by Rossitsa Valkanova for KLAS Film (Bulgaria), and Laurence Clerc and Olivier Thery Lapiney for Alcatraz Films (France).

Ralitza was part of Groupe Ouest Yearly Selection in 2013 with this project. Olivier Thery Lapiney, her French co-producer, detected her during the selection organised by Le Groupe Ouest in February 2013. Godless has been granted financial support by Eurimages, the Bulgarian National Film Center, and received one of the main production awards at the TorinoFilmLab in 2013.

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