Flying High, Longlist - Branded, Commercial, Short Film - Non Fiction, Short Film - Fiction
Shortlist - Branded
Winner - Silver


Andzej Gavriss

Stink Films

Since the war broke out, I have been hearing many stories from Ukrainian refugees detailing the debilitating effects of PTSD. The subject felt so important, but it wasn’t being widely discussed. After speaking with many Ukrainian friends and long-time collaborators, we decided to make a film together and use our art as our way of contributing. It was important that we cast real refugee actors in the film to tell their own stories. Despite all the pain, the film ends with a message of hope and unity - to stand together and give strength to one another.

Andzej Gavriss is a multi award-winning director originally hailing from Eastern Europe - Latvia. Graduated from the University of Audio Visual Arts in 2015, the director has already cultivated a strong body of work that showcases his incredible appetite for experimental filmmaking.