Private Project

This is HERstory

Three female athletes from the Balkans, in a unique and loving way retell their great passion for climbing, mountaineering and living between the wildest nature. Each one of them has highly demanding goals to achieve. This short movie peeks some of their successes and failures, through authentic art and extreme sports. This is their story!

  • Writer and original idea Ilina Arsova, directed by Igor Hristov
    Director
    Dandelion, Ocean's child, March, Traffic life, Untitled,
  • Ilina Arsova
    Writer
  • Igor Hristov
    Writer
  • Ilina Arsova
    Producer
  • Uta Ibrahimi
    Key Cast
    "Uta "
  • Ilina Arsova
    Key Cast
    "Ilina "
  • Argyro Paphatanasiui
    Key Cast
    "Argyro "
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short, Television
  • Genres:
    Motivation, extreme, environment, genderequlity, adventure, outdoors
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    14,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Ecuador, Greece, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of, Nepal, Peru
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Regional Premiere screening
    Skopje
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
    February 14, 2019
  • Echo mountain film festival
    Skopje
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
    November 24, 2018
    #1 portrait premiere Uta Ibrahimi
    1st prize shorts, non official selection
  • BCN Sports film festival
    Barcelona
    Spain
    June 7, 2019
    Premiere
    Official selection
  • Bansko film festival
    Bansko
    Bulgaria
    November 23, 2019
    Official selection
  • International festival of Outdoor films
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    November 30, 2019
    1st prize in category: adventure film
  • Ushuaia mountain film fest
    Ushuaia
    Argentina
    August 12, 2019
    Official selection
  • Torrelo mountain film
    Torello
    Spain
    November 16, 2019
    Official selection
  • 11 Palma mountain film festival
    Palma
    Spain
    September 1, 2020
    Special screening
  • 2ND PALMA MOUNTAIN AND NATURE DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    Palma
    Spain
    March 20, 2020
    Best film award
  • Istanbul Film Awards 2020
  • Mountain & Adventure Film festival, CA

    United States
    Official Selection
  • Hunter Mountain Film Festival, 2020
    New York
    United States
    October 23, 2020
  • Curtanao, short film festival, 2019

    Spain
  • Cinemontagne 2021
    Grenoble
    France
    March 8, 2021
  • Inkafest
    Arequipa
    Peru
    November 1, 2021
    Official selection
  • Transylvania mountain film fest
    Transylvania
    Romania
    October 24, 2021
    Official selection
Distribution Information
  • Vimeo
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director Biography - Writer and original idea Ilina Arsova, directed by Igor Hristov

ILINA ARSOVA (1982), visual artist, athlete and activist. The first Macedonian woman to climb the top of the world, Mt Everest and the highest summits on all 7 continents. This is HERstory is one of the latest projects in her mission to promote gender equality and empower women through sport.

IGOR HRISTOV (1982) is Macedonian film director, and passionate photographer. He completed Masters degree at the National Film Academy in Sofia (Bg), under the title "Magic realism in the cinema". He was engaged to work on the first set of "This is Herstory" film due to his strong interest in the social topics of the society.
Few years ago he was engaged by UNDP and UNICEF to direct three social commercial against domestic violence.

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Director Statement

Working with strong and inspiring female athletes gives me the inspiration to create poetic and at the same time extreme vision for this documentary. Original idea, written and produced by Ilina Arsova