DocNomads film wins VAF Wildcard competition, Belgium
Olga Lucovnicova, a DN alumna from Moldova, won the VAF Wildcard for documentary with her graduation film My Uncle Tudor in the Wildcard competition held at the 26th International Short Film Festival Leuven, Belgium.
For the third time a film directed by a DN student receives the prestigious Flemish prize, which is worth 40.000 € for the project development and production of Olga’s next film.
The VAF – Vlaams Audiovisueeel Fonds represents the Flemish film industry which annually issues 'Wildcards' to the most promising final projects of bachelor or master students from film schools in Belgium.
Statements of the VAF awards jury in their report about Olga’s film:
Nanu Tudor (My Uncle Tudor) is a film that grabs you by the throat. A deeply traumatic event is portrayed in a very powerful and stylistic way. Based on a very personal experience, the maker calls attention to a universal problem.
20' • Belgium • 2020
After 20 years of silence, the filmmaker travels back to the home of her great-grandparents in Moldova, where she suffered a deep-rooted trauma. There, she meets the uncle who abused her from the age of 9. The family gathering is in stark contrast to the conversation she has with her uncle about the traumatic events of the past.