International Competition


Jeff Malmberg
Screening time  
03.03. / Četvrtak, 14:00 - 16:00 Dvorana 4  
04.03. / Petak, 22:00 - 00:00 Dvorana 2  
04.03. / Petak, 22:00 - 00:00 Dvorana 4  
05.03. / Subota, 19:00 - 21:00 Dvorana 3  
After being beaten into a brain-damaging coma by five men outside a bar, Mark builds a 1/6th scale World War II-era town in his backyard.

Mark populates the town he dubs ‘Marwencol’ with dolls representing his friends and family and creates life-like photographs detailing the town’s many relationships and dramas. Playing in the town and photographing the action helps Mark to recover his hand-eye coordination and deal with the psychic wounds of the attack. When Mark and his photographs are discovered, a prestigious New York gallery sets up an art show. Suddenly Mark’s homemade therapy is deemed ‘art’, forcing him to choose between the safety of his fantasy life in Marwencol and the real world that he has avoided since the attack.

Jeff Malmberg

Jeff Malmberg is director, producer and editor, graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. The award-winning ‘Marwencol’ is his directorial debut. In 2006, Jeff produced and edited ‘Red White Black & Blue’. As a film and television editor, Malmberg’s credits include the critically acclaimed documentary series ‘American Gangster,’ ‘Unsung,’ ‘Biography’ and numerous shows for the History Channel.

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2010, 83', color, video

Directed by:
Jeff Malmberg

Jeff Malmberg, Tom Putnam, Matt Radecki, Kevin Walsh

Edited by:
Jeff Malmberg

Ash Black Bufflo

Jeff Malmberg, Tom Putnam, Matt Radecki, Chris Shellen

Produced by:
Open Face Production

Festivals & Awards:

Hot Docs - HBO Emerging Artist Award

South by Southwest Film Festival - Grand Jury Award

Silverdocs - Cinematic Vision Award

International Documentary Association - Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Filmmaker Award

Fantasia International Film Festival - Best Documentary

Comic-Con - Judges' Choice Award

Seattle International Film Festival - Grand Jury Award