New Year & Exciting News!

21 Jan 2015

2015 has only just begun, but things are already going well for the new year!

We have a few exciting announcements for you today – read on.

Sundance Institute Supports AQUARELA

We are delighted to announce that Aconite project AQUARELA, directed by Victor Kossakovsky, is a recipient of the Sundance Documentary Fund Fall 2014 Grant.

AQUARELA is one of twenty-three independent documentary films to be selected for Sundance Institute support in Fall 2014. Filmmakers were chosen from 881 applications received worldwide from filmmakers working in 111 unique countries of origin and, as Sundance writes, “films selected demonstrate a vital range of relevance to contemporary cultures combined with strong storytelling tendencies and distinctive artistic expression.”

We are honoured to have won and to be in such great company and are looking forward to developing the project throughout 2015.

Scorching Burning Bitches filming in Sweden

Marie Liden- the director of our new production Scorching Burning Bitches- is travelling with her crew to Sweden in February to start shooting one of the sequences for this important project.

Having experienced herself the effects of Electrosensitivity (ES), Marie explores the vulnerability of people suffering this condition, in an age when more than ever we are exposed to the effects of electrical networks and with few places to escape them.

Thanks to Creative Scotland and co-producer partners Lowik Media in Canada for their support.

Everybody’s Child at Beeld Voor Beeld

Everybody’s Child has been selected to screen at Beeld Voor Beeld Film Festival in the Netherlands.

The documentary film festival takes place from 11 to 15 February and its programme is filled with great factual films that are concerned with cultural diversity.

Learn more about the festival on the Beeld Voor Beeld website.


The Aconite Team will be visiting this year’s Berlinale, taking place in Berlin from 5 to 15 February this year.

If you’d like to set up a meeting with us during the festival, please get in touch.
The Aconite team wishes all of our blog readers a very Happy New Year!