Georgiana Halmac, eldest daughter of her family, turns fifteen this winter. She lives with her six siblings in a social housing condo on the outskirts of Bacau (Romania). Their mother Liliana, an economic migrant in Torino, will not be back before Summer.

During mother’s absence, Georgiana is catapulted to the role of new head of the family. Her adolescence is brutally cut short, when she becomes responsible for her brothers and sisters. Caught between puberty and responsibilities, she moves ahead improvising. Phone conversations with her mom, plus the conflicting values of religion on the one hand, and commercial TV stations on the other, are her only guidelines. Intimate scenes from the daily life of Georgiana and her siblings will show us —uncensored, in fly-on-the-wall style— how real events are experienced and interpreted with great imagination by these children. One is bound to be amazed by their great ingenuity, while also realizing how fragile their daily balance is.

Team members

Teodora Mihai

Teodora Mihai (1981) is a Belgian-Romanian documentary maker and scriptwriter. 

A working grant of € 6.000 allocated on 11/07/2012.


Waiting for August (Canvas, 6 september 2015)

The movie: http://waitingforaugust.be
About: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/10/movies/waiting-for-august-a-document…

Awards and honorary mention

  • Hot Docs 2014, Canada – Best International Feature Documentary
  • Karlovy Vary International Film festival 2014, Czech Republic – Best Long Documentary
  • Vision du Réel 2014, Switzerland – Honorary Mention
  • Dokufest Kosovo – Balkan Best Newcomer
  • Bergen International Film Festival, Norway – Best International Documentary
  • Astra Film Festival, Romania – Best Documentary in the Romanian competition
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland – Environmental Award, category «A Different Tomorrow»
  • Antenna Documentary Film Festival, Australia – SBS Award for Best International Documentary
  • Budapest International Documentary Festival, Hungary – Best Documentary, category « Let them be Children »
  • Valdivia International Film Festival, Chile – Best International Film Award
  • Batumi International Art-House Film Festival, Georgia – Special Mention
  • Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, USA – Best International Feature Documentary

Festival screenings

  • Vision Du Réel (March 2014)
  • Hot Docs (April 2014)
  • Moscow International Film Festival (June 2014)
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (August 2014)
  • Lemesos International Documentary Film Festival (August 2014)
  • Dokufest Kosovo (August 2014)
  • IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam Summer (August 2014)
  • Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (September 2014)
  • DMZ International Korean Filmfestival (September 2014)
  • Calgary Filmfestival (September 2014)
  • Budapest International Documentary Festival (September 2014)
  • Bergen International Film Festival (September 2014)
  • Camden International Film Festival (September 2014)
  • Reykjavik International Filmfestival (September 2014)
  • Vancouver International Filmfestival (September 2014)
  • Astra Film Festival (October 2014)
  • Valdivia International Film Festival (October 2014)
  • BFI London Film Festival (October 2014)
  • Hot Springs Documentary Filmfestival (October 2014)
  • Antenna Documentary Festival (October 2014)
  • Mostra São Paolo (October 2014)
  • Ânûû-rû Âboro – Festival International du Cinéma des Peuples (October 2014)
  • Zagreb Film Festival (October 2014)
  • Film Fest Ghent (October 2014)
  • Inconvenient Film Litauen/Vilnius (October 2014)
  • Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival (November 2014)
  • Bozeman Doc Series (November 2014)
  • Cork Film Festival (November 2014)
  • International Film Festival Listapad (November 2014)
  • ZINEBI International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Bilbao (November 2014)
  • Jerusalem Anthropological Film Festival (November 2014)
  • Le mois du film documentaire (November 2014)
  • Enfances dans le monde – Festival de films documentaires à Paris (November 2014)
  • IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (November 2014)
  • Regent Park Film Festival (November 2014)
  • Malatya International Film Festival (November 2014)
  • Torino Film Festival (November 2014)
  • Singapore International Film Festival (December 2014)
  • Porto/Post/Doc Film & Media Festival (December 2014)
  • International Film Festival IFF This Human World (December 2014)
  • Mirrors Of Romania Laak-NL (December 2014)
  • DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (January-February 2015)
  • ReFrame Festival ((February 2015)
  • Göteborg International Film Festival (February 2015)
  • Punto Vista International Documentary Festival of Navarra (February 2015)
  • Tempo Stockholm (March 2015)
  • IBAFF Spain (March 2015)
  • Salem FF (March 2015)
  • Bergamo Filmmeeting ( (March 2015)
  • BUFF Malmo (March 2015)
  • Assen Cinema (March 2015)

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