2011

AWARDS 2011

PROGRAMME 2011

Agresta Gabriele - NANCARROW - STUDY NO 5 (IT) 4:10min
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Gabriele Agresta
NANCARROW – STUDY NO 5
Italija / Italy, 2011, HD, 4min 10 sec

NANCARROW – STUDY NO 5
In an abandoned factory the study No 5 by Colon Nancarrow for mechanical player piano comes to life, music beyond human performance ability.

Gabriele Agresta
Born in 1978 in Italy. He graduated in philosophy and piano; now he works as film editor. He made several shortfilms as director since 1999.

UNANSWERED PRODUCTION
gab.agresta@gmail.com

Astala Lauri - GAMELAN (FI/IT) 5:24min
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Lauri Astala
GAMELAN
Finska, Italija / Finland, Italy, 2010, HD, 5min 24sec

GAMELAN
In the work shot in northern Italy, fog clouds alternately cover and reveal the mountain slopes behind them. Somewhere afar – out of sight – cows are grazing and their bells create a soundscape similar to that of a gamelan ensemble.

Lauri Astala
Born 1958, graduated from Art Institute of Chicago (MFA), lives and works in Helsinki. Astala’s works are concerned with concepts and experience of space, and the cultural structures that form and frame them. His early works from 90’s (sculptures and installations) considered the cognitive relation of images to spaces. Since 2000 his works are comprised of videos and video installations, which deal with experience of space, e.g. by placing the spectator on “stage”, as a concrete part of the work. Astala has been represented in several international exhibitions and video festivals.
Latest solo show: Helsinki Art Museum, Finland, 2010. The State Prize of Finland was awarded to Lauri Astala in 2007.

AV-ARKKI
submissions@av-arkki.fi
+358 40 557 0321

Azuela Esteban - VENTOSA (MX) 3min
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Esteban Azuela
VENTOSA
Meksiko / Mexico, 2010, HD, 3 min

VENTOSA
Big cities behave like a living organism and they appear to be sick. Excess is everywhere and this causes exasperating rhythms. The communications are building a net over and between us and it seems that the virus of this sickness is traveling by all those physical and electric links. Ventosa propose another rhythm in the cities. To take a pause and let the city breath for a moment.

Esteban Azuela
I live and work in Mexico City and I´m addicted to movement. I studied photography in the Academy of Visual Arts, Mexico, 2003; and traditional animation in Vancouver Film School, 2005. I work with the recognition and re-thinking of our surrounding space and how do we react on it.

VIUMASTERS
animazuela@gmail.com
+52 55 555 48747

Bogojević Narath, Simon - CVIJET BITKE / FLOWER OF BATTLE (HR) 19:25min
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Simon Bogojević Narath
CVIJET BITKE
Hrvatska / Croatia, 2011, 35mm, 19min 25sec

FLOWER OF BATTLE
The Arcadian atmosphere of a hazy underworld hosts unusual characters: an Illusionist, a Civil Entity, a Wooden Puppet and a silent, but dangerous Swordsman. Their mysterious and bizarre experiences are an allegory of the relationship between the now extinct tradition of European combat swordsmanship and the doctrine of pragmatic political action.
Is the end of the allegory also a beginning of an instructive misunderstanding?

Simon Bogojević Narath
Born1968, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Painting Department in Zagreb. He first started working on experimental films and video-installations and since 1993 is involved in 2D and 3D computer animation. His short animated and experimental films were screened and awarded at numerous international festivals. Since 2004 he teaches animation at the Arts Academy in Split, Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka and Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (Animation Department).

BONOBOSTUDIO
vanja@bonobostudio.hr
+385 1 4834445

Chojna Igor - SEANS W KINIE TATRYA / SCREENING AT THE TATRY CINEMA (PL) 26min
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Igor Chojna
SEANS W KINIE TATRY
Poljska / Poland, 2010, DigiBeta, 26min

SCREENING AT THE TATRY CINEMA
Dariusz Ambroszczyk runs one of the oldest cinemas in Łódź – Tatry. He is boss of the cinema and its only employee at the same time so among his duties are selling tickets, admitting to the cinema, and screening films. Although Dariusz is waiting for viewers every day, they seem to have totally forgotten about his cinema, visiting it only occasionally. The man is beginning to understand that the cinema, the sense of his life, is slowly declining.

Igor Chojna
Born in Warsaw in 1978. He graduated from the faculty of History and Political Science at the University of Toronto and Film Directing at the Polish National Film School in Łódź. He participated in photography workshops in Canada and Poland. The author of short fiction movies such as Julia (2007), Through glass (2009) and Unwillingness (2009). A screening at the “Tatry” cinema (2010) is his second documentary film.

POLISH NATIONAL FILM SCHOOL
swzfilm@filmschool.lodz.pl
+48 42 63 45 820

Cirulli Adriano - FALLING (UK/IT) 3:37min
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Adriano Cirulli
FALLING
Velika Britanija, Italija / UK, Italy, 2011, 35mm, 3 min 37 sec

FALLING
A man and a woman drift through an empty void, their bodies twisting and contorting as if subject to powerful forces beyond their control. Their motions become more harmonious when their paths intersect, only to reignite into restless struggle as their bodies split apart once again. Connection is thwarted, and the cycle seems doomed to repeat itself.
Falling is the result of a painstaking combination of choreography and digital visual effects. The post-production technique of motion tracking has been used to augment the natural motions of the performers in the film, producing complex yet seemingly lifelike movements. In this way, the camera becomes an extension of the performer’s bodies, less of a passive observer of the choreography and more of an active participant.
Designed as a counterpoint to the moving image, the music for Falling was created especially for the film by composer Antonino Chiaramonte. Just as the film uses animation to transform the performers’ natural movements, the music takes the organic, human sound of a flute, and distorts it to create a richly textured electronic soundscape, closely complementing the action on screen.

Adriano Cirulli
Born in Rome in 1973, graduated from La Sapienza University with a degree in architecture. Since 2002 he has worked in visual effects on several mainstream studio productions, including The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and The Da Vinci Code. In 2006 he received a citation from the Academy of Film and Television for his contribution to the Emmy Award winning HBO series Rome. He is currently based in London.

adr@fallingfilm.com

de Clercq, Anouk - OH (BE) 8min
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Anouk de Clercq
OH
Belgija / Belgium, 2010, HD, 8min

OH
The film seeks to reanimate the ambitious, utopian spirit of renegade architect Etienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799). True to the spirit of the utopian architectural tradition Boullée is part of, he is probably best remembered today for one unrealized project in particular: the design for a gigantic sphere-shaped shrine dedicated to one of the founding fathers of modern science, Isaac Newton (1784).
Although the historical reference to an unrealized architectural project adds a nostalgic, melancholy twist to Oh, De Clercq nevertheless stays true to her well-documented passion for images of futurity. Oh sees the continuation of De Clercq’s singular ‘poétique de l’espace’ – a richly textured visual investigation of the allegorical tension between inside and outside, real and imaginary (‘virtual’), two- and three-dimensional, analogue and digital, immensity and intimacy.

Anouk de Clercq
(°1971 in Ghent) studied piano at the Academy of Music in Ghent and film at the Hoger Sint-Lukas Instituut in Brussels. Her films explore the audiovisual potential of computer language to create possible worlds, many of which have a strongly architectonic character. She has received several awards, including an award from the Future Imprint International Animation Competition, Taipei (2003), the International Backup Award New Media in Film, Weimar (2004) and the Illy Prize at Art Brussels (2005). Her works have been shown in Tate Modern, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Centre Pompidou, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, New York Film and Video Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Transmediale, Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, among others. Anouk De Clercq currently teaches at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent. She lives and works in Brussels.

AUGUSTE ORTS
marie@augusteorts.be
+32 2 245 48 24

de Visser Bea - CHAIRS MISSING (NL) 18min
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Bea de Visser
CHAIRS MISSING
Nizozemska / Netherlands, 2011, HD, 18 min

CHAIRS MISSING
This is an ambient film that shows the last days of a swimming pool. Its regular visitors are isolated in a series of inscrutable encounters. The silence in the almost empty building is distinct from the local meeting place the swimming pool once was. Here ‘absence’ is a significant locator.

Bea de Visser
She is director, visual artist and producer of feature films and short films. She runs the production studio Anotherfilm in Rotterdam, guiding artists and film makers in the setup and realisation of film projects. Additionally, she is advisor and personal coach to a small group of artists, and developer of educational projects. Her films are shown all over the world in museums, cinemas and on international film festivals.

ANOTHERFILM
mail@beadevisser.com
+31 10 244 9874

Duran Kelman - MANAHAN (US) 25min
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Kelman Duran
MANAHAN
SAD / USA, 2010, 16mm, 25min

MANAHAN
Manahan lives in Harlem. He has a one year old baby boy. His mother and father are absent so he is left to wander the streets of Harlem and Washington Heights; in search of what? Manahan is a meditation on how space can turn one into phantasms of one’s former self.

Kelman Duran
Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City. He is currently getting his MFA at California Institute of the Arts…

kelmanduran@alum.calarts.edu
+1 718 913 9369

El-Bayoumi, Amr - OUR FOOD (UK) 19min
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Amr El-Bayoumi
OUR FOOD
Velika Britanija / UK, 2011, DV, 19min

OUR FOOD
In sharp contrast to the impersonal world of fast food, the film reveals how food in Egypt is deliciously intertwined with people, nature and life. “Our Food” is a short documentary film that presents food as a metaphor for Egyptian national identity through the vivid and beautiful cycle of harvesting, shopping, preparation, mealtimes and relaxation from dawn to dusk.

Amr El-Bayoumi
He is an Egyptian-American international commercial lawyer, human rights activist and actor based in London.

RIVER NILE PRODUCTIONS
amrbay@gmail.com
+44 78 1088 1469

Fendrich Pascal / Härpfer Bernd - STARGATE (DE) 4:15min
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Pascal Fendrich / Bernd Härpfer
STARGATE
Njemačka / Germany, 2011, Blu-Ray, 4min 15sec

STARGATE
Several passengers’ feet are dangling from gondolas of the fairground ride ‘Stargate’. They’re excited about an unusual roller coaster ride that will break down the bounds of the ego. The image increasingly fans out like a kaleidoscope. Like a cinematic mirror of the passengers’ feelings, the work always moves on the edge between the concrete and the abstract, only to finally disintegrate and vanish into nothingness.

Pascal Fendrich
Born1972, a visual artist whose work comprises experimantal film, video installations and photography.

Bernd Härpfer
Born1967, a composer of electronic and instrumental music. He also creates sound installations and videos.

Besides their individual work they both work together since 2003 for a couple of projects of experimental audiovisual art. Their work has been shown in numerous international exhibitions and screenings, mainly in Europe, Eastern Asia and North America.

pascal@videokunst.org
+49 177 793 47 36

Fonseca Miguel - I KNOW YOU CAN HEAR ME (PT) 4:4min
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Miguel Fonseca
I KNOW YOU CAN HEAR ME
Portugal / Portugal, 2010, DV, 4min

I KNOW YOU CAN HEAR ME
A film about love inside a film about war.

Miguel Fonseca
He was born in Lisbon in 1973. Studied at the Universidade Clássica de Lisboa where he got his degree in Philosophy. He worked at the production company O Som e a Fúria. Alpha, his first film was selected to Rotterdam, Curtas Vila do Conde and Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, among other events.

AGÊNCIA – Portuguese Short Film Agency
agencia@curtas.pt
+351 252646683

Fortunat Méryl / Seron Xavier - MAUVAISE LUNE / MOON SHINE (BE) 28min
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Méryl Fortunat / Xavier Seron
MAUVAISE LUNE
Belgija / Belgium, 2011, HD, 28min

MOON SHINE
Jean-Paul is different. His father is his mother. He deeply loves dogs. But he prefers beer. When the moon is bright, Jean-Paul lights up too. Tomorrow he won’t remember anything.

Méryl Fortunat
Born in Arles the 24 april 1979, is a French director and screenwriter. He discovered photography in high school before turning to film. Between 1998 and 2000, he co-directed three short films amateurs. He studied in Belgium at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IAD) between 2001 and 2005. He lives in Brussels where he divides his time between television (RTBF) and his own projects. His last movie Moonshine (Mauvaise Lune) has just received four prizes at the Brussels short film festival and the Court en dit long festival in Paris.

Xavier Seron
Born in Brussels in 1975. After law school, he joined the IAD (Institut des Arts de Diffusion – Belgium) in 2001. In 2005, « Rien d’insoluble » (« Nothing Insoluble »), his graduation film, was awarded on numerous occasions and selected in over fifty festivals worldwide (including the Venice Film Festival). In 2007 he wrote and directed with Christophe Hermans a short film entitled « Le Crabe » (« The Crab »). In 2008, he collaborated in writing the feature documentary « Les Parents » (« The parents ») of Christopher Hermans and co-wrote « En compagnie de la poussière » (« The Good-Fellow-Ship of Dust »), a short film by Jacques Molitor (selected at the Locarno Film Festival). For Bouli Lanners, he directed « L’Eldorado selon Jean-Jacques » (« The Eldorado according to Jean-Jacques »), the making of the film « Eldorado ». In 2011, he commits with Meryl Fortunat-Rossi a short film ethological and ethyl entitled « Mauvaise Lune » (« Moonshine »). Right now, Xavier prepares « Je me tue à le dire », his first feature film and « Dreamcatcheurs », a documentary about the Belgian wrestlers performed with Cédric Bourgeois.

Hélicotronc SPRL
info@helicotronc.com
+32 2 539 23 57

Fried Louis - PROPAGANDA 1 (DE) 6:2min
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Louis Fried
PROPAGANDA 1
Njemačka / Germany, 2010, 16mm, 6min 2sec

PROPAGANDA 1
Shots of a funfair, partly filmed through the bald trees of a park nearby, create an alien atmosphere. The strangeness gets amplified, as the film material itself was worked on and by means of scratches, dust and lime scales an own additional level was created. The lights of the funfair and the flurrying structure on the material seem to react to each other here and there, so that in the end all the strangeness comes back to a somehow familiar moment.

Louis Fried
Born in Munich, Germany. Since 1999 he absolved multiple internships in the film industry (everything from Gaffer to Assistance Director).
In 2004 he began to study “Visual Communication/ Film” at the HfbK Hamburg (University of fine arts), from where he graduated successfully in 2010.
He lives and works in Hamburg.

HFBK
filmfestival@hfbk-hamburg.de
+49 40 428 989 446

Hattler Max - SPIN (UK) 3:55min
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Max Hattler
SPIN
Francuska, Njemačka, Velika Britanija / France, Germany, UK,
2010, HD, 3min 55sec

SPIN
Toy soldiers marching and moving in harmony, spinning and rotating, erupting and exploding. When conflict becomes a spectacle, the lines between destruction and entertainment get blurred.

Max Hattler
German experimental animator and media artist Max Hattler studied at Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London. He has had solo exhibitions at Lumen Eclipse (USA), Media Art Friesland (Holland), Broadway (Nottingham, UK) and Someonesgarden (Tokyo), and retrospectives at Image Forum Festival (Japan), Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway), MUMIA Festival (Brazil) and Branchage Jersey Film Festival (Channel Islands). His works have been shown at hundreds of film festivals,
as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei (Taiwan), the Marl Video Art Award (Germany), and Gasworks Gallery (London), among others. Awards include Visual Music Award (Germany), London International Animation Festival, Videofestival Bochum, Videologia (Russia), Eksjo Animation Festival (Sweden) and 700IS Art Film Festival (Iceland). Max has collaborated with several bands including Basement Jaxx, The Egg and Ladyscraper, and he has shown his audio-visual live performances across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Max lives and works in London and Germany, and is represented worldwide by Partizan. He teaches at Goldsmiths College.

me@maxhattler.com
+44 781 1581 655

Heine Valerie - MELENCOLIA (DE) 6min
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Valerie Heine
MELENCOLIA
Njemačka / Germany, 2011, DigiBeta, 6min

MELENCOLIA
Luise is melancholic. Shiftlessly she sits at the table until something literally breaks into her world…just for a moment.

Valerie Heine
Born in Berlin 1985
Education: 2004 School of the Arts in San Francisco
2005 Graduation at Fichtenberg Gymnasium, Berlin
2006 Acting Training at the Actor’s Centre, SF, CA (Stanislavsky-Strasberg: Method Acting)
2008 Berkeley Digital Film Institute, CA
2006-2009 City College of San Francisco, Major in Film
Scholar student at the SF Art & Film Program
2009-present Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany

valerieinsf@gmail.com

Hermans Christophe - ETRANGERE / STRANGER (BE) 12min
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Christophe Hermans
ETRANGERE
Belgija / Belgium, 2010, HDV, 12min

STRANGER
Sophie lives alone.
She spends her time between small jobs and moving flats.
She creates sculptures of her body to fill the empty space of her life.

Christophe Hermans
Born in Namur, Belgium, on August 16th, 1982. In 2001, he enters the film school Institut des Arts de Diffusion (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium). His thesis short-form documentary “Poids Plume / Featherweight” makes quite a splash throughout international festivals.Christophe later takes turns between fiction (“Le Crabe/ The Crab”, co-directed with Xavier Seron in 2007, “La Balançoire/ The Swing” in 2009) and documentary films (“Jeu de Dames” in 2006, “Les parents / The parents” in 2008, “Etrangère / Stranger” in 2010).Christophe has just put finishing touches on his new documentary “Les enfants / The children” and his third short film “Fancy Fair” is currently in post-production.

ANOTHERLIGHT PRODUCTIONS
ahernandezisasi@gmail.com
+32 47 688 2846

Ho, Wei-Ming - SELF-DESTRUCTION FOR ETERNITY (TW) 6:26
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Wei-Ming Ho
SELF-DESTRUCTION FOR ETERNITY
Tajvan / Taiwan, 2011, HD, 6min 26sec

SELF-DESTRUCTION FOR ETERNITY
Who decides who’s good or bad? Who decides who could stay alive or die?
Who is the next victim? The calm before the storm…are they all illusions? Or there are realities of dark side and tragic flaws hidden behind the scenes?

Wei-Ming Ho
Born in Taipei, Taiwan. He is engaged in research and creations of visual art. He focuses on experimental film, video and media art.

ted89815386@yahoo.com.tw
+88 695 3456 7963

Hund Harald / Horn Paul - MOUSE PALACE (AT) 10:30min
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Harald Hund / Paul Horn
MOUSE PALACE
Austrija / Austria, 2010, HD, 10min 30 sec

MOUSE PALACE
For the project a real apartment was rebuilt as a 1:10 scale model from edible materials for the use of mice. The rodents had hardly arrived when they began nibbling away at their lodgings. The hallmark of Harald Hund and Paul Horn’s films is the gleeful, ironical way they reduce our ideas of space and our notions of normalcy to absurdity. (Genoveva Rückert)
Tjis is the most recent project in our Living Space series which includes Tomatoheads, Dropping Furniture and the still unfinished Apnea. The whole series portrays human existence in absurd conditions. In Mouse Palace, it is mice who take the place of men.

Harald Hund
Born in 1967 in Austria. Videoartist, participated in various exhibitions and international short film festivals. Studied New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Peter Kogler, at the University of Applied Arts with Isabelle Graw and in the Open Class.

Paul Horn
Born in 1966 in Amstetten. Artist and filmmaker. Lives and works in Vienna. Studied at Rhode Island School of Design, USA and at the Academy of Applied Arts, Vienna (with Maria Lassnig and A. Manthey). Teaches at the University of Arts, Linz / Upper Austria.

SIXPACK FILM
gerald@sixpackfilm.com
+43 1 5260990 12

Hussain Kiron - SLICK HORSING (UK) 2:44min
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Kiron Hussain
SLICK HORSING
Velika Britanija / UK, 2010, HDV, 2min 44sec

SLICK HORSING
A fragmented allegory — the lady kindles her photo-sensitive epilepsy in lieu of heroin.

Kiron Hussain
He was born gurgling with pie-eyed virtue, in Newcastle, England; ‘Slick Horsing’ is his début video.

ki_hu22@hotmail.com
+44 791 331 4452

Janisch Adam - NEXT (PL) 29min
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Adam Janisch
NEXT
Poljska / Poland, 2010, DigiBeta, 29 min

NEXT
With the idea for a new project Adam surfs in the apparent anonymity of the internet. His goal: to break through this anonymity, by meeting a person from one of the countless videochatrooms, in which you can “next” a partner by a mouse-click, in real life. After he actually convinces a nameless stranger to meet him, Adam – armed with a camcorder – begins his journey from Warsaw to the meeting in Berlin, not knowing yet how much further his little project will bring him.

Adam Janisch
He was born in 1987 in Berlin. He is a student of the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, where he graduated 2010 as Bachelor of Arts with honours and is studying for his Master Degree. He was the scholarship holder by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in the 2009/2010. He is also a photographer. In 2010 he had his first individual photo exhibition in the Berlin Chinese Cultural Centre. He works and lives in Berlin and Warsaw.

Krakow Film Foundation
zofia@kff.com.pl
+48 122 946 945

Jurić Ivana - SOBA / THE ROOM (HR) 5min
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Ivana Jurić
SOBA
Hrvatska / Croatia, 2011, DigiBeta, 5 min

THE ROOM
A hotel room. A woman (doll) is waiting for the call from her lover (doll). His arrival and their sexual intercourse are like a ritual for her, which takes her into a floating, pleasing state of mind. She opens herself to the man through sex, while the man/doll considers it all as relieving himself, after which he just vanishes into thin air. The doll remains alone in the empty room, disappointed and hurt.

Ivana Jurić
Born in Osijek in 1982. Graduated animation and new media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. During her studies, she was awarded for her comprehensive student work. She directed short animated film Ja / I (2009), for which she was awarded the second award at ESSL Award CEE 2009. Apart from film festivals, she presents her work at group and solo exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. She is a member of the Croatian Association of Visual Artists.

KINORAMA
ankica@kinorama.hr
+385 1 231 67 87

Kable Jonathan - BIT (AU) 5min
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Jonathan Kable
BIT
Australija / Australia, 2010, 35mm, 5min

BIT
Keep your eyes on the road..

Jonathan Kable
He studied Arts and Film at the University of Sydney. His first short film ‘Lloyd Ormerod Wants His Face Back’ (2006) screened at numerous film festivals both internationally and domestically. ‘Bit’ (2010) is his second short film.

COLOUR BLIND FILMS
jrkable@gmail.com
+61 405348887

Kämmerer Björn - GYRE (AT) 9min
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Björn Kämmerer
GYRE
Austrija / Austria, 2010, 35mm, 9min

GYRE
Luminous white, diamond-shaped forms glide from right to left across a jet-black plane in Cinemascope format. Minimal variations in their movement can be seen. The screen gradually lightens, and a roughly hewn wooden structure becomes visible. The light-colored rectangles turn out to be window openings of a log cabin with luminous white interior walls which is swiftly rotating on its axis. Subtle changes in the light and the camera’s distance and angle transform this presumably abstract animation into a concrete setup for a filmic and architectural experiment.

Björn Kämmerer
Born 1977 in Stralsund (GDR), grew up in Berlin, lives and works in Vienna. Studied from 2002-2008 at Kunstuniversität Linz (Experimental Media Art), and at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Art and Digital Media). Works with film and video art.

SIXPACK FILM
gerald@sixpackfilm.com
+43 1 5260990 12

Lemay Marjorie - LES NOCTURNES / THE NOCTURALS (CA) 1:50min
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Marjorie Lemay
LES NOCTURNES
Kanada / Canada, 2010, DV, 1min 50sec

THE NOCTURALS
A fragment of life at night. Wild feathered and furred creatures communicate, interact, make their presence known, court, and mate, take up space, hunt and move about. They create poetry with their movements and their cries, which are their words.

Marjorie Lemay
In the last 10 years, through drawing, painting, etching and photography, and in a desire to capture its essence, I developed a hybrid visual language that enables me to project myself into the Animal and unveil my singular imagination.
As an artist, I continuously strive to renew my creativity and explore new ways to harness matter and refine my graphic language. My work tends to adopt a narrative shape and animation film appears to me as a way to orchestrate my visual language with a new sound dimension. My drawing practice is enriched by this new cinematographic vocabulary which transforms my gestures and the way I express and perceive space and time.
My work has been presented in thirty events and group exhibits, particularly at the 2005 Junction Arts Festival in Toronto, the Joyce Yahouda Gallery in 2004 and at the 2004 Photomahon (Montréal/Guadalajara edition). My latest exhibit, Ursus Maritimus, was presented at the Maison de la culture Frontenac de Montréal in February 2008.

marjorie.lemay@bell.net
+1 514 9771

Nobre Susana - LISBOA - PROVÍNCIA / LISBON - PROVINCE (PT) 20min
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Susana Nobre
LISBOA – PROVÍNCIA
Portugal / Portugal, 2010, 35mm, 20min

LISBON – PROVINCE
A nurse takes care of a patient in her house. Maria do Céu has been a nurse for more than forty years, working at an old Hospital in Lisbon. She was sixteen, when she arrived to Lisbon, coming from a small village in Alentejo. At the Hospital, she reads the file of an old patient who was also her friend. The file is then closed. Maria do Céu returns to her village, where she sings at the people’s house choir.

Susana Nobre
Born 1974. In 1998 she concluded her degree in Media Studies at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She collaborated with the Cinematography Laboratory at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (Universidade Nova) where she participated in various productions of art videos commissioned by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. She developed with the cinema production company Raiva a Senior Film Workshop with ICAM´s financial support in 2004. In 2005, she attended the cinema-directing course through the Calouste Gulbenkian´s Artistic Creativity and Creation Program in collaboration with the London Film School.
In 2008 she cofounded TERRATREME. She directed the films As nadadoras (The swimmers) in 2001, O que pode um rosto (Daycare hospital) in 2003, Estados da matéria (It would have been simple) in 2006 and Lisboa-Província (Lisbon-Province) in 2010. She is currently preparing the documentary Vida Activa (Active Life) for 2011.

AGÊNCIA – Portuguese Short Film Agency
agencia@curtas.pt
+351 252646683

O'Donoghue Paul - WHY DO YOU HAVE A BEARD? (IE/US) 6min
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Paul O’Donoghue
WHY DO YOU HAVE A BEARD?
Irska, SAD / Ireland, USA, 2011, HD, 6min

WHY DO YOU HAVE A BEARD?
Inspired by an airport security question this short film presents the rich ethnic diversity of humanity as animated faces morph from one culture to the next.

Paul O’Donoghue
He’s an Irish composer/ audio visual artist based in Dublin. Ireland. He has released music under a number of pseudonyms for a variety of labels including Six Degrees San Fran and Plant NY. His audio visual work has screened internationally at more than 130 festivals in over 40 countries.

ELUSIVE RECORDINGS
elusive@iol.ie
+353 1 679 6505

Perconte Jacques - APRES LE FEU / AFTER THE FIRE (FR) 7:9min
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Jacques Perconte
APRÈS LE FEU
Francuska / France, 2010, HD, 7min 9sec

AFTER THE FIRE
A few kilometres from Ajaccio, the burnt earth gives in to the weight of colour. The ground opens up and frees pictorial energies that take over the sky. I see the horizon disappear, but I keep fixing it. The train continues its way…

Jacques Perconte
Born in 1974 in Grenoble, he lives and works in Paris after having spent many years in south-west. He explores the body, the landscape and the color through the digital supports. Every work naturally finds its expression an adequate medium: video, photography, interactive creation, writing or music, installations… After a very traditional introduction (drawing and painting), Internet and video were the great starting point (95-96). The site technart.net is the main (messy) interface. His work navigates between a writing of the fiction on various media and a formal research which exposes the image of the body and its exhibition on the support. The relation between the content and the form is never kept in the background even if today its work is much less theoretical than it was.
The different works created, whatever is the medium always show much originality as well by their aesthetic qualities as by engagement in their realisations/executions. He frequently collaborates with other artists: among them Michel Herreria (painter), Didier Arnaudet (poet), Marc EM (musician), Hugo Verlinde (film maker)…

COLECTIF JEUNE CINEMA
admin@cjcinema.org

Ramljak Ivan / Škobalj Marko - IN UTERO (HR) 14min
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Ivan Ramljak / Marko Škobalj
IN UTERO
Hrvatska / Croatia, 2011, DigiBeta, 14min

IN UTERO
Immovable eye of the camera, in a neutral space of totally reduced performance environment, is documenting an actress trying to show pure emotions. Seemingly banal and ordinary situation in the process of recording a dramatic scene is transformed into a painful experiment audio-visually stipulating that – every memory is a re-creation, not a playback.

Ivan Ramljak / Marko Škobalj
They were born in 1974. in Zagreb, Croatia. In 2007. they started to make films. Their second collaboration ‘Liberation in 26 Pictures’ won the Atlantic group award for the best short film on Sarajevo Film Festival 2009., and it was shown on Rotterdam FF and dozen other international festivals. ‘In Utero’ is their third collaboration and the first in the field of experimental film.

HRVATSKI FILMSKI SAVEZ
vera@hfs.hr
+385 1 48 48 771

Rijpma Johan - GROEIEN / GROW (NL) 1:35min
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Johan Rijpma
GROEIEN
Nizozemska/ Netherlands, 2010, DigiBeta, 1min 35sec

GROW
This video is an experiment of control, form and movement. In this film we can se natural form, formation and movement becoming more controlled and artificial.

Johan Rijpma
(born 1984) He’s a student at the Utrecht School of the Arts (Faculty of Art, Media and Technology) in Hilversum. By making short films, music videos and animations, he studies his unpredictable environment.

EYE Film Instituut
MartaJurkiewicz@eyefilm.nl
+31 20 5891 400

Rosier Valéry - DIMANCHES / SUNDAYS (BE) 16min
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Valéry Rosier
DIMANCHES
Belgija / Belgium, 2011, 35mm, 16min

SUNDAYS
Sundays or how Mankind faces the passage of time. That free time we are trying to fill at all costs. That same time we look at passing by.

Valéry Rosier
Born in 1977. After studying management, Valéry Rosier enrolled a filmschool in Belgium (IAD). His latest film ‘Yeti’ was shown at a number of festivals and received a few prices. He also works as director assistant on feature films. In 2008, he shot ‘Good Night’, which received dozens of prizes all over the world was nominated for the 2009 European Film Awards.

Ultime Razzia Productions
urzzia@gmail.com
+32 477 30 59 39

Schuster Nikki - MICROPHOBIA (LVDE/ZA) 7min
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Nikki Schuster
MICROPHOBIA
Njemačka, Južna Afrika / Germany, South Africa, 2010, DigiBeta, 7min

MICROPHOBIA
Plant particles are combined to abstract constructions. They thicken till figurative creatures are generated. The viewer is hoaxed to, consumed and regurgitated by these constructed forms. A mystical, threatening journey through the hidden and fantastic world of plants.

Nikki Schuster
1974 born in Steyr, Austria
1993-2000 Study of Art Teaching at the University of Applied Art, Vienna
2000-2001 Study of Visual Communication and Experimental Media Design at UdK, Berlin
2000-2002 Study of Experimental Media Design at UdK, Berlin
2005-2009 On air design for ARTE, VIVA, MTV und Nickelodeon
2006 video projections / stage design at Depot X, Stuttgart
2009-10 On air manager for NICKELODEON NORTH, Europe
2010 Animation/installation for l’Exposition des Musiques Noires dans le monde in Dakar, Senegal
Artist in Residence in Paris and Buenos Aires
Presentation of the Recyclers Project at Inspiration Fest 2010 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Exhibition participation at Zona Liberada in Salta, Argentina
2011 Exhibition participation at Vidéo / Propriété Intellectuelle, Galerie Immanence, Paris

FIESFILM
nikkischuster@fiesfilm.com
+49 177 430 48 55

Tarrant Patrick - EVERYTHING IS EVERYDAY (UK) 10min
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Patrick Tarrant
EVERYTHING IS EVERYDAY
Velika Britanija / UK, 2011, HD, 10 min

EVERYTHING IS EVERYDAY
This is a silent, 10 minute portrait of a window cleaner. Each of its 54 shots was recorded on a different day over the course of a year, exploiting the variable profilmic conditions to create an animation of difference and a montage of duration. The film seeks out the kind of beauty that is indeed everyday, and all around us, but which can also remain strangely obscured by the temporality of lived time.

Patrick Tarrant
He has recently had films screened at Chicago Underground Film Festival 2011, Anthology Film Archives 2010, Director’s Lounge, Berlin (Urban Research on Film 2010) and Queens International Film Festival 2009.
Patrick’s installation Planet Usher: An Interactive Home Movie was exhibited at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Melbourne 2004), Association of Computing Machinery (New York 2004) and Sequences (London). He is Senior Lecturer in Digital Film and Video at London South Bank University.

tarrantp@lsbu.ac.uk

tinhoko - KOI (AT) 8:20min
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tinhoko
KOI
Austrija / Austria, 2010, HD, 8min 20sec

KOI
This film is a rhythmical arrangement of residual thoughts and images of a short moment: A look into the semi-cloudy, tranquil water of a pond. Koi (Nishikigoi, literally “brocaded carp”) enter the picture by turns and from different sides, the shadow of the bathing jetty and reflections make their appearances. This retrospective silent-film unfolds to the deep bordun/drone sounds of Stefan Neméth’s composition and elements of a second moment begin to emerge: drops of dark liquids, paper textures, dripping sounds. The music adds spatial depth and expanse to these images, magnifies visual effects, calls them into question through delayed responses, and occasionally follows its own, separate ways in parallel worlds of sound.

tinhoko
tinhoko = Tina Hochkogler
* 1967 in Vienna
since 1993 graphic design
since 1998 work with computer animation and video

SIXPACK FILM
gerald@sixpackfilm.com
+43 1 5260990 12

Tscherkassky Peter - COMING ATTRACTIONS (AT) 25:10min
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Peter Tscherkassky
COMING ATTRACTIONS
Austrija / Austria, 2010, 35mm, 25min 10 sec

COMING ATTRACTIONS
A negative image of a man’s eyes in a car’s rearview mirror. The countershot shows a smiling woman, and her wholly unambiguous facial expressions call our attention to the image’s left-hand side, where film clips take shape in a flickering split screen. They show models, cups and various types of vehicles, which are then worked over thoroughly in the next 25 minutes.. The title refers to both the nature of advertising films and early cinema, the ‘cinema of attractions.’ The initial visual contact juxtaposes the two genres through editing, and together with avant-garde film they represent the basic troika for 11 chapters in which Peter Tscherkassky examines the varying relationships between these three worlds of moving images.
His film, a look at cinematic history through the rearview mirror, has been enriched with references in the carefully worded headings, to painting, music and film theory, in the form of wordplay. At the same time, what is being shown is fairly obvious.

Peter Tscherkassky
Born in 1958 in Vienna, Austria. Lived in Berlin 1979-84. Studied philosophy. Doctoral thesis: “Film as Art. Towards a Critical Aesthetics of Cinematography” (1985/86). Founding member of Sixpack Film. Organized several international avant-garde film festivals in Vienna and film tours abroad. Since 1984 numerous publications and lectures on the history and theory of avant-garde film. 1993 and 1994 artistic director of the annual Austrian film festival “Diagonale”.
Editor of the book “Peter Kubelka” (1995; with Gabriele Jutz). Films since 1979. Recent book: Alexander Horwath, Michael Loebenstein (Ed.), „Peter Tscherkassky“ (germ./engl.; Vienna 2005).

SIXPACK FILM
gerald@sixpackfilm.com
+43 1 5260990 12

van de Vorst, Guérin - PUTAIN LAPIN / BITCH RABBIT (BE) 10:10min
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Guérin van de Vorst
PUTAIN LAPIN
Belgija / Belgium, 2010, super 8, 10min

BITCH RABBIT
It’s about the meeting between a whore and a bear, that she thinks it’s a rabbit. It’s also about a desolated place where people get lost and leave by charters. A place from which old roughened melodies and ghosts of broken dreams are hanging out, where there is nothing to wait for anymore but where life is still thrilling.

Guérin van de Vorst
Born in Brussels. Graduated from IAD, Brussels’ cinema school in 2005.

AJC!
distribution@ajcnet.be
+32 25344523

Van Ingen, Sami, STAGECOACH (FI) 8:30min
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Sami Van Ingen
STAGECOACH
Finska / Finland, 2010, DigiBeta, 8min 30sec

STAGECOACH
Wheels were pivotal in conquering the west. Nowadays, wheels have become – in the form of a private car – a symbol of freedom and the last way of conquering the great outdoors. However, getting out of a car has become more difficult and much scarier.

Sami Van Ingen
(born 1964) He works with moving image and sound mostly in the form of installations, film and video works. He is based in Honkavaara, Southern Savo..

AV-ARKKI
submissions@av-arkki.fi
+358 40 557 0321

Viita Milja - MONSTER ATTACK (FI/KE) 2:10min
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Milja Viita
MONSTER ATTACK
Finska, Kenija / Finland, Kenya, 2010, DV, 2min 10sec

MONSTER ATTACK
Kenyan children are playing under the canopy of bamboos when, suddenly, the harmonious atmosphere gets broken.

Milja Viita
Born 1974 in Karjalohja, Finland, has studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Time and Space based Art, Helsinki (MA degree 2005) and works with film, video and installations. Her works are characterized by memories and small and familiar phenomena that are made significant by visual narration.

AV-ARKKI
submissions@av-arkki.fi
+358 40 557 0321

Yi Yong Charles Lim - ONE DAY I FORGOT AND USED MY HANDS (SG) 4:50min
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Charles Lim Yi Yong
ONE DAY I FORGOT AND USED MY HANDS
Singapur / Singapore, 2011, HD, 4min 50sec

ONE DAY I FORGOT AND USED MY HANDS
Children use their hands to make a telescope, so why can’t a filmmaker use his hands to make a lens? It works! Even looks like a classic.
The filmmaker accidentally reinvented filmmaking by using a camera without a lens and shooting with his hands blocking everything but a small gap. Camera obscura. Where photography started. Pure experiment which looks like a classic experimental film.

Charles Lim Yi Yong
He’s a visual artist born and based in Singapore. He is currently working on the SEA STATE series, in which he conflates the idea of borders by reversing the geography of the sea and land.
A former national sailor, Charles Lim graduated with honors from the Central St Martins College. Lim has been at the forefront experimental technological art since the late 1990’s. His art works have been exhibited in various museums, biennales, galleries and festival
including Documenta11, Manifesta 7, Cuvee Biennale, Shanghai Biennale, the Walker Art Center and also the up coming Singapore Biennale. “One Day I forgot and chose to use my hands” is his second short film, which premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011.

Bobbing Buoy
mataikan@gmail.com
+65 91850545

Yun Jéro - RED ROAD (FR) 8min
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Jéro Yun
RED ROAD
Francuska / France, 2010, HD, 8 min

RED ROAD
One night, a car accelerates. The city gradually darkens. The abstract lights illuminate vaguely car. In an agonizing, strange ambiance, she suddenly enters into a fantasy world where an old man waits.

Jéro Yun
He was born in Busan, South Korea, in 1980. At the age of 13, he began his training in drawing and painting. After 5 years of studying design at high school and an academic apprenticeship, he began his studies in classical art at art school in 1998. In 2000 his travels to Italy opened his eyes to a world he did not know. The existence of the “foreign” fascinated him. In 2001, he arrived in France. He became interested in the videos and experimental films of Jonas Mekas, Bill Viola, Garry Hill and the filmmakers of the 1920s: the avant-garde. In 2005, he entered the ENSAD (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris), Video / Photo Section, where he learned classic cinema and documentary. Since 2002, he has directed fifty films (fiction, documentary, video, experimental, journalism etc). He is currently looking for “his cinematographic writing.” He is currently an artist in residence at Le Fresnoy (Studio National of Contemporary Art), and continues to make films.

LE FRESNOY
ntrebik@lefresnoy.net
+33 3 20 28 38 64

SHORTS PROGRAMME SCREENING SCHEDULE

11th of September 2011 PROGRAMME 1
Fried Louis PROPAGANDA 1
Yun Jéro RED ROAD
Fonseca Miguel I KNOW YOU CAN HEAR ME
Jurić Ivana SOBA / THE ROOM
Yi Yong Charles Lim ONE DAY I FORGOT AND USED MY HANDS
Van de Vorst, Guérin PUTAIN LAPIN / BITCH RABBIT
Fendrich Pascal / Härpfer Bernd STARGATE
Chojna IgorSEANS W KINIE TATRY / A SCREENING AT THE TATRY CINEMA
Ramljak Ivan / Škobalj Marko IN UTERO

12th of September 2011 PROGRAMME 2
Van Ingen, Sami STAGECOACH
Lemay Marjorie LES NOCTURNES / THE NOCTURALS
Tarrant Patrick EVERYTHING IS EVERYDAY
Nobre Susana LISBOA – PROVÍNCIA / LISBON – PROVINCE
Cirulli Adriano FALLING
Janisch Adam NEXT
Kämmerer Björn GYRE

13th of September 2011 PROGRAMME 3
Agresta Gabriele NANCARROW – STUDY NO 5
Heine Valerie MELENCOLIA
Viita Milja MONSTER ATTACK
tinhoko KOI
Hermans Christophe ETRANGERE / STRANGER
Hund Harald / Horn Paul MOUSE PALACE
Ho, Wei-Ming SELF-DESTRUCTION FOR ETERNITY
Fortunat Méryl / Seron Xavier MAUVAISE LUNE / MOON SHINE
Perconte Jacques APRÈS LE FEU / AFTER THE FIRE

14th of September 2011 PROGRAMME 4
Hussain Kiron SLICK HORSING
de Visser, Bea CHAIRS MISSING
de Clercq, Anouk OH
Rosier Valéry DIMANCHES / SUNDAYS
Rijpma JohanGROEIEN / GROWKable Jonathan BIT
Hattler Max SPINT
scherkassky Peter COMING ATTRACTIONS

15th of September 2011 PROGRAMME 5
Astala Lauri GAMELAN
O’Donoghue Paul WHY DO YOU HAVE A BEARD?
Azuela Esteban VENTOSA
El-Bayoumi, Amr OUR FOOD
Schuster Nikki MICROPHOBIA
Duran Kelman MANAHAN
Bogojević Narath, Simon CVIJET BITKE / FLOWER OF BATTLE

Bakur Bakuradze - OKHOTNYK / THE HUNTER (RU) 124min
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Bakur Bakuradze
OKHOTNIK
Russia, 2011, 35mm, 124 min

THE HUNTER
Ivan Dunaev is the owner of an animal farm in the North of Russia. Being “deeply rooted” – attached to his land and his family, his son, he finds himself falling for a woman from a nearby prison, a farm-worker. Their feeling gives them a chance to escape from reality for a short while. Ivan, being confronted with a choice between responsibility for his family and love, has to take a decision. ‘The Hunter’ is the story about the necessity of love and intimacy as a way to come in deepest contact with another human being.

Bakur Bakuradze
(born 1969, Tbilisi) In 1993, he enrolled in the Directors Program at the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK), where he studied under Marlen Khutsiev. His first feature film Shultes was shown at the Cannes Film Festival (Quinzaine des Realisateurs), won the Grand Prix at Kinotavr in Sochi and at the Kiev Molodist International Film Festival. The Hunter is his second feature.

INTERCINEMA AGENCY
anna@intercinema.ru
+33 6 30 02 75 79

Denis Côté - CURLING (CA) 92min
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Denis Côté
CURLING
Canada, 2010, 35mm, 92 min

CURLING
Set on the fringe of society, in a remote part of the countryside, Curling takes a keen look at the unusual private life of a father and his daughter. Between his unremarkable jobs, Jean-François Sauvageau devotes an awkward energy to Julyvonne. The fragile balance of their relationship will be jeopardized by some dreary circumstances.

Denis Côté
Born in New Brunswick, Canada in 1973. Since 1997, Denis has produced and directed 15 short films which have been screened at many international film festivals. Journalist and film critic until 2005, Denis Côté directed his first feature film Les états nordiques which won the Golden Leopard Award at the prestigious Locarno International Film Festival. The Indie Vision Grand Prize followed at the Jeonju International Film Festival in South Korea. Les états nordiques been screened at more than 25 international film events. His third feature film Elle veut le chaos won the Silver Leopard for Best Director at Locarno in August 2008. Carcasses was premiered at Cannes in The Directors’ Fortnight section in 2009. In 2010, Denis Côté presented his piece for the Jeonju Digital Project entitled The Enemy Lines. Curling is his fifth feature film.

DOC&FILM INC.
assistant@docandfilm.com
+33 1 42 77 56 87

Sheron Dayoc - HALAW / WAYS OF THE SEA (PH) 78min
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Sheron Dayoc
HALAW
Philippines, 2010, HD, 78 min

WAYS OF THE SEA
Halaw, in malay-bahasa, means ‘driven-away. The film tackles the relevant theme of exploitation and human trafficking from Mindanao to Malaysia.
The story follows through the journey of different people as they take an arduous journey into uncharted territories and illegally cross the borders of Bongao, Philippines Sabah, Malaysia in the hopes of substituting certain poverty for an uncertain future that awaits them.

Sheron Dayoc
He is a Mindanaon filmmaker and a visual artist. An alumnus of Asian Film Academy in Pusan, Korea (Pusan International Film festival 2008). He has honed his craft by producing several documentaries which includes his Asian Pitch 2008 documentary (MediaCorp/NHK Japan) A Weaver’s Tale which won him a Certificate of Creative Excellence from the U.S. International Film and Video Festival 2010.
His first short narrative Angan-Angan (Dreams) won a special jury Citation at the Cinemalaya Film Festival 2008 and nominated for Best Short Film at the 2009 GAWAD URIAN. The said film competed in the 2009 7ème Festival Signes de Nuit Paris and travelled to various Festivals in Europe and the USA.
HALAW (Ways of the Sea) is his first feature length film which won Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Editing at the recently concluded Philippines’ Cinemalaya Film Festival 2010.

sherondayoc1@yahoo.com

Mike Figgis - THE CO(te)LETTE FILM (BE/UK/NL) 58min
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Mike Figgis
THE CO(te)LETTE FILM
Belgium, UK, The Netherlands, 2010, HD, 58 min

THE CO(te)LETTE FILM
A cinematographic adaptation of the dance performance by Ann Van den Broek.
Women and flesh, beauty and perishableness, raw and fragile. A delirious desire overwhelms the dancers. A desire for physical and mental satisfaction. The dancers go from appeal to sensuality, over lust, fleshness, fame, success, reflection and control, to silence. They are slaves of their own desires while trying to get in control of them. Female bodies in a frenzy.
In Co(te)lette, three female dancers are shown in a rather intimate atmosphere, in a chicken-and-egg situation between desire and satisfaction. There is no confrontation, nor rivalry. No story-telling, no solution and no ending. Co(te)lette’s story is restless and… empty.

Mike Figgis
Born 28 February 1948. He’s an English film director, writer, and composer.
He has roots in experimental theatre and music, which are just two primary influences that contribute to the creative vision in all of his feature films and documentaries. Figgis has emerged as a visionary filmmaker who thrives on taking artistic risks which leaves his audience with a long lasting aesthetic impression and visceral experience.
After working in theatre (he was a musician and performer in the experimental group People Show) he made his feature film debut with the low budget Stormy Monday in 1988. The film earned him attention as a director who could get interesting performances from established Hollywood actors. Figgis poured his disenchantment with the film industry into Leaving Las Vegas, creating star turns for Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue which earned Figgis Academy Award nominations for Best Directing and Best Screenplay. His most ambitious film to date is the low budget film The Loss of Sexual Innocence, a loosely based autobiographical movie of the director himself. He was the founding patron of the independent filmmakers online community Shooting People. His fascination with camera technology has also led him to create a camera stabilization rig for smaller video cameras, called the Fig Rig which places the camera on a platform held within a steering wheel-like system and has since been released by Manfrotto Group. Since 2008 Mike Figgis is professor of film studies at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, where he conducts intensive summer seminars.

SAVAGE FILM
xavier@savagefilm.be
+32 473 59 85 31

Lluis Galter - CARACREMADA (ES) 98min
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Lluìs Galter
CARACREMADA
Spain, 2010, HD, 98 min

CARACREMADA
(„Burnface“ in Spanish), a nickname given by the Spanish Civil Guard to Ramon Vila Capdevila, reflects about the libertarian resistance against Franco’s regime through the last active guerrilla fighter. In 1951 the CNT ordered the retreat of its militants; however Ramon Vila remained in the woods of inland Catalonia where he restarted the fight operating on his own.

Lluìs Galter
(Figueres, Girona, 1983) After earning his B.S. in Audiovisual Communications from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (2005), Lluís Galter has written and directed several short films, two of them during his stay at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Many of his works have been broadcasted and selected for exhibition in a number of European museums. He is currently developing a documentary that will be part of a collective work with other young directors. Caracremada, his first feature film, had its world premiere at the Orizzonti competitive section of the 67th Venice International Film Festival, and was screened at the 2010 San Sebastian International Film Festival.

PENINSULA GROUP
direccion@peninsulagroup.eu
+ 34 66 3011 635

Nikolaus Geyrhalter - ABENDLAND / OCCIDENT (AT) 90min
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Nikolaus Geyrhalter
ABENDLAND
Austria, 2011, 35mm, 90 min

ABENDLAND
This movie is an observation of Europe at night: Under the cover of darkness, people not only sleep, they also work and play, are born and die. Systems are maintained, many of them protected. A large number of night jobs involve surveillance and exclusion. What kind of Europe is this that we don’t let others participate in? Darkness can help us see things more clearly.

Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Born 1972 in Vienna. After graduating from high school, he worked as a photographer and eventually started making his own documentaries. He founded his own production company in 1994 and worked as a director, director of photography and producer of his and other directors’ films for several years. Today, while the production department of the company became increasingly stronger, Geyrhalter himself focuses on directing his own films. He works and lives with his family in Vienna.

AUSTRIAN FILM COMMISSION
festivals@afc.at
+43 1 526 33 23

Kyu-hwan Jeon - DANSEU TAUN / DANCE TOWN (KR) 94min
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Kyu-hwan Jeon
DANSEU TAUN
South Korea, HD, 2010, 94 min

DANCE TOWN
Jung-Nim, a North Korean middle class worker, defects from the North following the accusation of watching a porn video. Her husband barely gets Jung-Nim out of the country but is arrested by the North Korean security forces. Jung-Nim lives in South Korea under the surveillance of Kim Soo-Jin, who was assigned to do this by the government. Jung-Nim feels lonely, and then meets Oh Sung-Tae, a patrolman. But as time goes by, it’s her husband that Jung-Nim misses and worries about more and more. It is then that she hears news about her imprisoned husband through her watchdog Soo-Jin…

Kyu-hwan Jeon
Up and coming director Jeon Kyu-Hwan received favourable reviews for his debut film Mozart Town (2008). Jeonn’s debut work is certainly his own unique vision as it received widespread recognition at Osian’s Cinefan, Tokyo Int’l Film Festival and Tallinn Black Nights. He then directed his second film, Town Series 2: Animal Town (2009) which received positive reviews from critics and journalists at San Sebastian. It has since premiered at Stockholm IFF, Osian’s Cinefan, Tallinn Black Nights, Jeonju IFF, Chungmuro Int’l FF and won the awards, International Jury Special, NETPAC Award, the Audience Award and The Movie Collage Award at Vesoul Int’l FF de Asie, Black Movie Geneva and CinDi FF. Recently, he directed Town Series 3: Dance Town which was selected at JPP work in Progress and has won NETPAC Award Jury Special Mention and the Best Actress Award at Pusan IFF. It also had been screened for Panorama at Berlin. It has won The Best Feature Film Award (The Golden Alhambra) at Granada. Currently, Jeon is working on his fourth film Varanasi.

TREEFILM
treefilm@gmail.com
+82 10 3359 4517

Naomi Kawase - HANEZU (JP) 91min
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Naomi Kawase
HANEZU
Japan, 2011, 16mm, 91 min

HANEZU
Here, in ancient times, there were those who fulfilled their lives in the midst of waiting. Modern people, apparently having lost this sense of waiting, seem unable to feel grateful for the present, and cling to the illusion that all things will move constantly forward according to one’s own plan. In ancient times, there were three small mountains that people believed were inhabited by gods. They were Mt. Unebi, Mt. Miminashi, and Mt. Kagu, and they still stand. In that time, a powerful official used the mountains as a metaphor for a struggle inside his own heart. The mountains were an expression of human karma. Time has passed into the present. Takumi and Kayoko, inheriting the unfulfilled hopes of their grandparents, live out their lives. Their tale continues a story of the ages, representing the uncountable souls that have accumulated in this land.

Naomi Kawase
Born in Nara in 1969. She graduated from the Osaka School of Photography (currently the Visual Arts College Osaka) in 1989 and began making films in 16mm and 8mm during her college days. In 1993, she made Embracing, which put on film her search for the father who abandoned her in her youth. At the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 1995, Embracing was given a Special Mention FIPRESCI Prize and Katatsumori, her portrait of the grandmother who raised her, won an Award for Excellence in the New Asian Currents program. In 1997, Kawase became the youngest winner of the Camera d’Or Award in the history of Cannes Film Festival for her first feature Suzaku. In 2000, she garnered both of the FIPRESCI Prize and the CICAE Prize at Locarno International Film Festival for the film Hotaru. Her recent work includes KyaKaRaBaA, a co-production with the French TV station Arte, and Tarachime – Birth/Mother, a documentary that featured her own childbirth experience and was awarded at Locarno, Taiwan, Copenhagen, and Yamagata international film festivals. In 2007, Kawase won the Grand Prix of the Cannes Film Festival for The Mourning Forest, and she continued to take up challenging subjects in her 2008 film Seven Nights. Her latest documentary film Genpin was released in 2010 and won the FIPRESCI Prize at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. Kawase received the Carrosse d’Or from the Directors’ Fortnight in 2009. In 2010, she acted as the executive director of the first Nara International Film Festival.

MEMENTO FILMS INT.
marion@memento-films.com
+33 1 5334 9027

Kaushik Mukherjee - GANDU (IN) 85min
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Kaushik Mukherjee (Q)
GANDU
India, 2010, HD, 85 min

GANDU
Gandu hates his life. He hates his mother. She is the mistress of a local businessman. As his mother sells sex in the apartment the man has let them live in, Gandu picks the man’s pocket. In his dream, Gandu raps out the hate, anger, dirt and filth of his existence. One day he finds a friend, a strange Rickshaw-puller, a devotee of Bruce Lee. Together, they dive into a dark fantasy. Smack, rap, porn, horror. And, within that, a glimmer of hope. This delirium meets with harsh reality checks, and the end of the mother-son relationship. The narrative becomes fragmented and abstract, a head rush of emotion, graphic sex and finally Gandu the rapper getting a breakthrough. We do not know whether it is dream or reality. Surreal and bizarre come together, as the two friends lose their grip and the film takes over.

Kaushik Mukherjee (Q)
Born in Kolkata on 14 August 1973, he made commercials using the pseudonym ‘Q’ and founded Overdose Productions, which mainly produces music. He writes, makes films and produces feature films and documentaries, as well as music videos.

OVERDOSE
celine@overdosejoint.in
+91 98317 53984

Christopher Murray / Pablo Carrera - MANUEL DE RIBERA (CL) 90min
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Christopher Murray / Pablo Carrera
MANUEL DE RIBERA
Chile, 2010, HD, 90 min

MANUEL DE RIBERA
An uninhabited island lies across a fishermen’s cove in the far south of Chile. One evening, a frail dinghy arrives at its shores carrying a man: it is Manuel Ribera, who has come to take possession of the lands he has recently inherited. Unemployed, with no family or money, he will slowly blend into his surroundings in order to carry out his dream: to found a community of which he can feel to be the owner.
„The synopsis is all we know about our story. The rest of the plot will be the result of an experiment; the film will be produced with a reduced shooting crew, which will embark for an island in the south of Chile, carrying only the first lines of the story of Manuel Ribera. Once there, the crew, headed by two directors who will share the role of director and scriptwriter, will give the start to the adventure. As one directs a scene, the other will be writing the next scene. In this manner, the story will be built as it is recorded. All roads that the script could travel will be part of the final result. With this method, there will be no alternative but rather to move under chance.“

Christopher Murray
(24), licensed in Social Communications with the title of Audiovisual Director from the Communications Faculty of Catholic University of Chile. Has directed several videoclips of Chilean music bands and a number of digital shortfilms. He has also been the creator of several “Making-Ofs” for Chilean feature films, earning experience in different film plateaus. Manuel de Ribera is his first feature film.

Pablo Carrera
(25), licensed in Social Communications with the title of Audiovisual Director from the Communications Faculty of Catholic University of Chile, is at present studying Aesthetics. Photographer and cameraman of several audiovisual works, has done a film practice at Germany and upon his return directs his first shorts. Manuel de Ribera is his first feature film.

JIRAFA
sur@jirafa.cl
+56 63 213556

Marcin Wrona - CHRZEST / THE CHRISTENING (PL) 86min
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Marcin Wrona
CHRZEST
Poland, 2010, HD, 86min

THE CHRISTENING
Michał has everything one could dream of: a young family, his own business and a luxurious apartment in Warsaw. His idyllic life starts to fall apart when his old friend Janek appears who is to become the godfather of Michał’s new born son. The men not only share a common past, but also a dark secret that soon forces Janek to take a decision. A decision between good and evil. A decision between life and death.

Marcin Wrona
Born in 1973 in Tarnów (Poland). During course in directing at the Radio and Television Department, made his diploma film Człowiek magnes (Magnet Man). The film gained recognition at many film festivals winning among others The Best Student Film Award at the Tribeca Film Festival organised by Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese in NYC 2002. His full-length feature debut Moja krew (My Flesh, My Blood) had its premiere at the Rome Film Festival in 2009. Chrzest (The Christening – 2010) is the director’s second feature film. He has also directed performances for Theater TV. Before starting a course in directing at the Radio and Television Department of the University of Silesia in Katowice, he graduated from a course in film history at Jagiellonian University in Cracow. He graduated also Andrzej Wajda’s Master School of Directing, and studied at the Binger Film Institute in Amsterdam (2005). From 2006 he has given series of lectures on directing at the Radio and Television Department of the University of Silesia in Katowice.

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