“The Floor Is Lava” Wins Best Pitch Award at Cottbus Film Festival
Kateryna Gornostai’s project “The Floor Is Lava” won main award of the film industry section at Cottbus International Film Festival in Germany.
Kateryna Gornostai’s feature debut “The Floor Is Lava” was named best among 125 submitted film projects. Only nine of them were selected to participate in pitching, and the main award from COCO Best Pitch worth € 1500 was granted to “The Floor Is Lava” project’s team.
“The Floor Is Lava” tells about teens’ first sensual experiences. It’s the story of a 16-year-old girl and her friends during the most exciting moments of their lives. Director Kateryna Gornostai herself wrote the script. “The Floor Is Lava” is an auteur film for broad audiences, for teens and adults who try to understand them.
The film’s project was first presented in the film industry section at Odesa International Film Festival in July 2017. There, “The Floor Is Lava” was named one of the best projects at pitching and awarded with a prize. The film’s producers are Vitalii Sheremetiev, Natalia Libet (Esse Production House), Gennady Kofman, Olga Beskhmelnitsyna (MaGiKa Film) and Viktoria Khomenko.