DocumentaMadrid 2017

Find Fix Finish

Mila Zhluktenko, Sylvain Cruiziat
20' / 2017 / Germany

First Prize for the Best Short Film
Cineteca Madrid Audience Award for the Best Feature Film

“In Afghanistan, I saw a couple making love on a roof”: we know very little of the day-to-day work of the pilots carrying out “targeted assassinations” with military drones. Three Americans agreed to testify in voiceover about their experience, which is paradoxically one of intimacy and cruelty, over aerial images
that they could have filmed themselves, to “Find, Fix, Finish”.

Main Festivals & Awards

Max Ophüls Preis, Saarbrücken – Official Competition (2017)
Internationalen Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg – Window to Bavaria (2017)
Visions Du Réel, Nyon – Official Competition (2017)
Sehsüchte Film Festival, Potsdam – Official Competition (2017)
Dok.Fest Munich (2017)

Internationalen Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg - Special Mention (2017)

Director's Biography

Sylvain Cruiziat was born in 1995 (London). He grew up in Paris, Hong Kong and London where he graduated at the German School London in 2014 before enrolling into the Documentary and Television Directing Department at the University of Television and Film Munich. During and before his academic studies, Sylvain has worked on multiple international productions including Star Wars Episode VIII.

Mila Zhluktenko, born in 1991, migrated from the Ukraine to Germany in 2004. After her high-school graduation, she studied German Literature at the Humbold University Berlin. Since 2014 she is enrolled in the documentary directing course at the University of Television and Film and is scholarship holder of the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerks.

More information

Director:Mila Zhluktenko, Sylvain Cruiziat
Language: Ingls
Spanish subtitled
Screenplay: Mila Zhluktenko, Sylvain Cruiziat
Photography: Nikolai Huber
Edition: Sophie Oldenbourg
Sound: Philip Hutter
Music: Ina Meredi Arakelian
Producers: Veronika Faistbauer, Mariella Santibáñez
International Sales:
University of Television and Film Munich
Abt. IV Documentary Film / Manya Lutz-Moneim
Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1
80333 Munich, Germany


Thursday 11th 19:00

Friday 12th 21:30

Saturday 13th 22:00

Sunday 14th 17:00


(Cineteca screenings only)
From 3pm on 27 April

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