FORTUNE FLIES

What are the chances of winning the lottery jackpot and then losing it instantaneously? Our unlucky hero Phaidon is about to find out, in a heart-wrenching turn of events, as fortune flies away.

  • Dave Lojek
    Director
    ca. 150 shorts, selected for 333 festivals, 66 awards
  • Margie Lazou
    Writer
  • Dave Lojek
    Producer
    ca. 150 shorts, selected for 333 festivals, 66 awards
  • Jan Hussakowski
    Key Cast
    theater
  • Monika Janik
    Key Cast
    theater
  • Alan Markey
    Music
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    fruwająca FORTUNA
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Romance, Polish
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 4, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    Poland
  • Country of Filming:
    Poland
  • Language:
    Polish
  • Shooting Format:
    DSLR
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 23 festivals
Distribution Information
  • APEIRON FILMS
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Dave Lojek

Dave Lojek loves filmmaking and belongs to the most prolific and most often selected directors with over 1658 screenings of his distributions at international film festivals worldwide. His favorite genres are comedy, parody, fantasy, romance, poetry, art and experiment. Dave also directs documentaries, dramas, portraits, sci-fi, and music videos. His works and distributions won 215 film awards. Dave Lojek graduated with an MA in English / American and Cultural Studies from Humboldt-University in his hometown Berlin.
In terms of content and style, Dave's poetic films are about magic, love, death, friendship, loneliness, artists, oddities, escapism, mythology and the everyday. Based on the Homo-Ludens-principle, Dave clearly focuses his often-cheerful work on the universal and timeless. His motivation for filmmaking is intrinsic.
As independent producer, Dave created 178 movies in 26 cities in 12 European countries by 2021. Mr. Lojek hosts monthly open cinema screenings in Germany’s oldest cinema Moviemento and annual film workshops called KinoKabarets with his initiative KinoBerlino. Dave works as film distributor and president of a Film Association. The productions of APEIRON FILMS and KinoBerlino have been broadcast weekly since 2008 (ca. 11.000 times) on German TV and viewed online over 2 million times.

Selected Filmography of Dave Lojek

2021: FUCHS & PINGUIN
2020: OCCURRENCES OF QUESTIONABLE SIGNIFICANCE
2018: I CAME FROM THE FUTURE • SNITCH • THE LAST SUPPER • KEEPER
2017: ARACHNE • ALEX AND SASHA
2016: SAMA SŁODYCZ • DAS SPRICHWÖRTLICHE GLÜCK • REFUGEE POETRY
2015: FRUWAJĄCA FORTUNA • KINSKISCHRAUBE
2014: THE PRINCESS STRIKES BACK • FILM KITCHEN
2013: HEK TICK TACK • PSYCHIC SUE • PARADISE BEACH • FOCUS POCUS
2012: TWO TOO ODD • MADEMOISELLE NIMSI • SICK CITY
2011: TRUST • BELIEVE • METEORITES
2010: DER MIETER • PERSPECTIVE • MARIES STIMME • FLUSSAUFWÄRTS
2009: KIT & SUKA • MUSE • SERENDIPITY • INDECISION
2008: ROFL • ANGELS • PHOBIEN
2007: PROJEKTION • EVERMORE • FUTILITY • PELT PEOPLE
2006: PARLANDO
2005: DYSFUNCTION
1998-2000: SELBST UND FREMDBILDER IN DER WERBUNG Teil 1-3

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FESTIVALS & AWARDS
1. International KinoKabaret Wroclaw, Poland 2015
2. International KinoKabaret Graz, Austria 2015
3. Landesfilmfestival Berlin / Brandenburg Lübbenau, Germany 2015 (BEST SOUND AWARD, 3rd JURY PRIZE)
4. Blackbird Film Festival Cortland, USA 2015
5. Muestra Internacional de Cortometrajes - San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina 2015
6. Golden Anteaters Film Festival Lublin, Poland 2015
7. Biesdorfer Dokumentar- und Kurzfilmforum, Germany 2015
8. FINCORTEX – Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Experimentales, Tunja, Colombia 2015
9. Golden Sun Short Film Festival, Malta 2016
10. Federal Fiction Film Festival Schrobenhausen, Germany 2016
11. Florida Movie Festival Daytona Beach, USA 2016 (BEST NARRATIVE SHORT)
12. World Festival of Emerging Cinema, Trinidad and Tobago 2016
13. River Aire Ten Minute Film Festival Leeds, UK 2016
14. Elche International Independent Film Festival Alicante, Spain 2016
15. KinoEaters RESET Lublin, Poland 2016
16. Bienal Internacional de Video y Cine Contemporáneo VIDEOFEST Mexicali, Mexico 2016
17. TIF Video Challenge Nicosia Cyprus, Greece 2016
18. Royal Starr Film Festival – Royal Oak Michigan, USA 2016
19. Festival Cinemística Granada, Spain 2016
20. BÜHNE acht Filmwettbewerb Cottbus, Germany 2016
21. WorldWide MovieScreenFestival 2017 (online)
22. FICAIJ - Festival Internacional de Cine y Audiovisual Infantil y Juvenil - Mérida, Venezuela 2017
23. Festival de Cine: Infancia y Adolescencia “Ciudad de Bogotá”, Colombia 2017