Montreal Student Film Festival 23. dokumentART Deutscher Menschenrechtspreis 2014 DOK.fest Official Selection Full Frame 2015 Best Documentary Film (Short)

Germany / Bulgaria 2014, HD, color, 48min, documentary
Co-Director: Falk Müller, Producer: Isabelle Bertolone, DoP: Pius Neumaier


Nadeshda is one of Bulgaria’s largest Roma ghettos. The children Misho, Zorka and Tsveti appear to have little chance of breaking the cycle of prejudice, stigma and discrimination. Yet they dream of becoming professional classical musicians, far from the ghetto’s walls and its confining traditions. This will be no easy task, especially for the girls. The children and their parents will need to overcome the suspicions of their own community as well as the hostility of the outside world.


  • Best Documentary Award at the International Student Competition – Montreal World Film Festival 2014
  • German Human Rights Film Award 2014 – Student Category
  • Dokumentarfilmpreis Ruhr – Blicke Filmfestival des Ruhrgebiets 2014


  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2015
  • International Documentary Film Festival Munich 2015
  • Izmir Student Film Festival 2015
  • Montefeltro Film School Screening 2015
  • South East European Film Festival Los Angeles 2015
  • Sehsüchte - International Student Film Festival Berlin 2015
  • International Documentary Film Festival Cronograf, Moldavia 2015
  • Neiße Filmfestival 2015
  • Balkantage München 2015
  • Montreal World Film Festival student competition 2014
  • DokumentART - European Film Festival for Documentaries 2014
  • International Filmschoolfest Munich 2014
  • Videofilmtage Koblenz 2014
  • Blicke: Filmfestival des Ruhrgebiets 2014
  • German Human Rights Film Award 2014