Free Spaces

a film by Ina Ivanceanu
World Premiere: Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz 2015

Luxembourg/Austria 2015 // color // 58min // dolby digital


FREE SPACES, based on the SPACES project, shows a new image of four major Eastern European cities. Ina Ivanceanu followed artists and activists who try to regain their right to the city and their freedom of expression with wit and creativity. A cinema gets occupied, an old Soviet circus reactivated, a gloomy underground passage transformed into an ironic but glamorous arena and a factory site converted into a cultural Agora. The film shows that conditions are similar in Tbilisi (Georgia), Yerevan (Armenia), Chisinau (Moldova) - and in Kiev (Ukraine), where civil society revolts, led by artists. All actions and projects reclaim public space in artistic and innovative ways.

A film by

Ina Ivanceanu


Vahe Budumyan & Tatia Skhirtladze


Vorname Nachname,


Elke Groen & Tatia Skhirtladze

Production Manager

Philipp Reimer


Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu


AMOUR FOU Luxembourg in collaboration with Oikodrom

With the support of

EuroEast Culture/Europäische Kommission

Awards & Nominations

Award for best Documentary @ ArchFilmLund FilmFestival, June 2015 – Sweden


Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz, April 2015 - Austria
Konsum(frei) am Donaukanal, May 2015 - Austria
Woman of Cinema, June 2015 @ A4_Association for Contemporary Culture - Slowakei
Cinemathèque Hanoi, July 2015 - Vietnam
DocLab Hanoi, July 2015 - Vietnam
ArchFilm - Lund International Architecture Film Festival, September 2015 - Sweden
Pixelache Festival, September 2015 - Finland
Architecture Film Festival Lissabon, October 2015 - Portugal
Art Unanchored Festival, October 2015 - Austria/Slowakia
CinEast Film Festival Luxembourg, October/November 2015 - Luxembourg
FilmFestival Cottbus, November 2015 - Festival des Osteuropäischen Films - Germany
Budapest Architecture Film Days, March 2016 - Hungary
Festival on Festival, April 2016 - La Triennale di Milano Filmfestival- Italy
Ethnocineca, Mai 2016 - International Documentary Film Festival Vienna - Austria
CycleCinemaClub Screening, June 2016 - Vienna - Austria
Open House Lissabon, July 2016 - Portugal
Sevastopol Documentary Festival, September 2016 - Russia
Cinetekton! International Architecture Film Festival, September - October 2016 - Puebla - Mexico
Milano Design Film Festival, October 2016 - Italy
Altonale, June 2017 - Germany
Budapest Architecture Film Days, July 2018 - Hungary