Flotel Europa

Vladimir Tomic, Denmark, 2015

70 min.DK/Documentary

In 1992, a wave of refugees from the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina reached Denmark. With refugee camps completely full, the Red Cross pulled a giant ship into the canals of Copenhagen. The ship, Flotel Europa, became a temporary home for a thousand people waiting for decisions on their asylum applications. Among them was a young boy, Vladimir, who fled Sarajevo together with his mother and older brother. They spent two years in the limbo of Flotel Europa. Two decades later, Vladimir Tomic takes us on a journey of growing up on this ship filled with echoes of the war ¿ plus music, sports, girls and all the other things that make up an adolescence.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Flotel Europa
Danish title Flotel Europa
Keywords Tomic, Vladimir, Refugee Camps, Flotel Europa, Yugoslavian refugees, Bosnian refugees, Refugee Children, Denmark, Falling in love, 1990-1999, 2000-2009, 2010-2019
Director Vladimir Tomic
Screenplay Vladimir Tomic
Editor Srdjan Keca
Sound Alex Pavlovic
Production country Denmark, Serbia
Danish festival release 06.02.2015, Berlinalen


Executive Producer Uzrok
With support from Filmværkstedet / DFI


Direction Vladimir Tomic
Consultant Per Sandholt
Consultant Goran Kapetanovic


Screenplay Vladimir Tomic


Producer: Denmark Selma Jusufbegovic
Producer: Serbia Srdjan Keca


Editor Srdjan Keca


Sound designer Alex Pavlovic

Visual effects

Colourist Ricco Højland Hansen

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Best News & Documentary 2016 ZagrebDox 2016
Best News & Documentary 2015 Torino International Film Festival 2015
Best News & Documentary 2015 Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2015
Best News & Documentary 2015 Sarajevo Film Festival 2015
Best News & Documentary 2015 Dokufest Prizren 2015
Tagesspiegel Readers' Prize 2015 Berlinale 2015

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016-06-10
Amsterdam, IDFA 2015-11-18
Sarajevo Film Festival 2015-08-14
Berlinale 2015-02-05
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Type Source Author Date
Varia Politiken-Fonden Hans Henrik Rasmussen 2015-11-05