2012

Trailers 2012

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Awards 2012

Competition features

In the feautre movies competition, which featured 9 films, the jury represented by Ayse Polak, Tanja Vrvilo and Tristan Priimagi has awarded the following:

GRAND PRIX
Matias Meyer
LOS ÚLTIMOS CRISTEROS / THE LAST CRISTEROS
Mexico – Netherlands

The jury has chosen a film that tells a story of a futile fight. A film that uses cinematically beautiful language to play out the final episodes of a lost cause, a failed revolution.

SPECIAL AWARD
Alessandra Comodin
L’ESTATE DI GIACOMO / SUMMER OF GIACOMO
Italy – France – Belgium

For the special mention the jury has chosen a film Summer of Giacomo that enigmatically opens the narrative with describing the end of the summer of youth through the haptic sensations.

Competition shorts

In the short film competition, which features 38 movies, the jury, represented by Stephanie Görtz, Ana Hušman and Rasmus Merivoo has awarded the following:

GRAND PRIX
Jan van Ijken
FACING ANIMALS

Netherlands

People love them and pamper them. Simultaneously they torture them, kill them, eat them: Animals. The Dutch photographer and filmmaker Jan van Ijken transferred this fundamental schizophrenia of contemporary life in an absorbing and convincing way into film.

SPECIAL AWARD
Vedran Šamanović / Sanja Šamanović
TERASA

Croatia

A film who’s simple framing and mounting procedure notes and observes everyday life. The gesture which runs through all elements is minimal and unnoticeable but firmly grounded.

Johan Rijpma
TAPE GENERATION

Netherlands

In this film, Johan Rijpma captures life, playing with one of the most simple everyday objects – a tape roll. With great sound and camerawork, we appreciate its simple, original and funny idea – an idea that, acutally, works!

Jury features

Ayse Polat, Germany
Born in Malatya, Turkey. In 1978 she immigrated with her family to Hamburg, Germany. From 1990-1995 Ayse studied philosophy and German literature. After making numerous award-winning short films, she made her first feature film in 1999, „Auslandstournee“ and in 2004 her second feature film „En Garde“ which won several awards e.g. Silver Leopard for Best film and Best actress at the Int. Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland. In 2010 she directed her third movie „Luk´s Luck“. She is preparing her next movie „My Berfin“. Ayse lives and works in Berlin.

Tristan Priimägi, Estonia
Born in 1976. Studied Semiotics in the Tartu University. He graduated with a BA in 2001, specializing in Film Semiotics. After a long stint in ad agencies, started working for the Estonian Film Foundation.
A member of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival selection board. Organizer of DocPoint Tallinn Documentary Film Festival.

Tanja Vrvilo, Croatia
A performer, filmologist and film curator. Graduated acting at the Academy of Drama Arts, is currently at postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. As a co-author and a performer, she works with neo-avant-garde performer Damir Bartol Indoš / The Extreme Music Theatre. She is the founder and artistic director of Film Mutations: Festival of Invisible Cinema, an international festival-symposium on the politics of film curatorship, which in its fifth edition entitled The Ethical Point of Film.Serge Daney was held from Dec 1 – 6, 2011, in Zagreb and Rijeka. She translates and writes about film and performance art, and she has curated many long-term and festival programmes for an internationally connected discourse on film art and culture.

Jury shorts

Stefanie Goertz, Deutschland
Born in 1968, studied film & media and communication studies. After some
years as a theatre dramaturg, since 1999 she has been working as a freelance curator, media consultant and journalist for different festivals and institutions, such as the International Women’s Film Festival Dortmund / Cologne, dfi – documentary film initiative, Kinofest Luenen, Goethe Institute, WDR, Filmfestival Muenster,
Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen.Producer of the documentary “Lena, Stella, Ümmü and
the Others” in 2009.

Ana Hušman, Croatia
Born in Zagreb in 1977. Studied multimedia and art education at the Academy of fine arts in Zagreb, Croatia, graduating in 2002.
Attended a number of Croatian and International festivals and shows. At the moment, working at the Academy of fine arts, in the department of animated film and new media. She received many international awards for her last works.
They have been shown at festivals and exhibitions including Medienturm Gallery (Graz), On the Eastern Front, in Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Arts (Budapest), “lucy” bodig & ART ON STAGE, URA (Istanbul), Stuttgarter Filmwinter; International Film Festival Rotterdam, 25 FPS International experimental film and video festival (Zagreb); DOK – International film festival for documentary and animated film (Leipzig, Deutschland).

Rasmus Merivoo, Estonia
A young filmmaker from Estonia, who has directed a bunch of short films, lots of commercials, a few music videos and one feature named “Buratino – Son of Pinocchio”. He is mainly known for his thesis film “Alien – Saving Valdis in 11 Chapters” that reached a cult status for its raw and humorous portrayal of a well known subculture of bullies, who like to tune cars and listen to loud bass driven music.Rasmus is now in the middle of his second feature and giving lectures to film enthusiasts all over the world.

Programme

Tongpong Chantarangkul - PADANG BESAR / I CARRIED YOU HOME (TH) 113min
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Tongpong Chantarangkul
PADANG BESAR
Thailand, 2011, RED 4k, 113 min

I CARRIED YOU HOME
Two estranged sisters realize they have been caught up in a modern world and have lost the meaning of family, as they transport their mother’s dead body from Bangkok to their hometown in the deepest south of Thailand.

Tongpong Chantarangkul
Combining his interest in films with his education, Tongpong received his BA in Motion Picture and Video from Rangsit University in 2001, and continued writing and directing short films and documentaries before joining the Post-Production company, Soho Asia. There, he worked as an Assistant Colourist and then as a Telecine Colourist for more than two years until he decided to join the MA course at The London Film School from where he graduated in 2007.

tongpongc@gmail.com
+668 3304 1551

Alessandro Comodin - L'ESTATE DI GIACOMO / SUMMER OF GIACOMO (IT/FR/BE) 75min
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Alessandro Comodin
L’ESTATE DI GIACOMO
Italy, France, Belgium, 2011, HD, 75 min

SUMMER OF GIACOMO
It’s summer in the countryside of northeastern Italy.
Giacomo, nineteen, deaf since childhood and Stefania, his childhood friend, sixteen, go to the river for a picnic. Like in an enchanted fairy tale they get lost in the woods and find themselves in a heavenly place, alone and free, during an afternoon that seems to last a whole summer. A minimalist meditation on youth and friendship.

Alessandro Comodin
He was born in Pordenone, Italy, in 1982. He studied film direction at the National Institute for Spectacle Arts in Brussels, Belgium. His documentary short ‘Jagdfieber’ (2008) participated in the Directors’ Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival.

AndanaFilms
sriguet@andanafilms.com
+33 4 75 94 34 67

Thomas Heise - DIE LAGE / CONDITION (DE) 74min
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Thomas Heise
DIE LAGE
Germany, 2012, HD, 74 min

CONDITION
The motorway has been shut. Mobile fences dissect the landscape. Helicopters keep abreast of the situation above maize fields and freshly ploughed farmland. Rows of portable toilets line the edge of the forest; others are grouped in compact, rectangular units out on the fields. Police stand in front. Helicopter landing pads have been set up, roads laid across the countryside, broadcasting towers erected and containers stacked on top of each other. Stages are being constructed; police cadets march to and fro. Down on the red carpet, the minister president and her husband are being assisted with their rehearsal in front of a gangway which leads into nothingness, while the motorcade rehearses the VIPs’ journey through the closed-off city. Helicopters 1-6 are ready. What’s happening?

Thomas Heise
He was born in Berlin in 1955. Between 1978 and 1983 Heise studied at the Academy of Film & Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg (HFF/B). His first film, the documentary ‘Wozu denn über diese Leute einen Film’ (‘Why a Film About These People’) – produced entirely with materials bought on the black market – was banned from public screening. Heise broke off his studies. Since 1983 he has worked as a free-lance writer and director in the areas of theatre, audio drama and documentary. Until the end of the GDR all his documentary efforts were however either blocked by what was – in official jargon – called ‘operative means’ or destroyed or confiscated. Heise found an artistic home at the theatre, where he cooperated closely with author and director Heiner Müller. Between 1987 and 1990 he acquired his MA at the Berlin Academy of Fine Art. He was a member of the Berlin Ensemble until 1997, where acted as contributing director for a number of productions. Since the beginning of the 1990s Heise’s documentaries have attracted national and international attention. Since 2007 he is teaching as a Professor for Film and Media Art at Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe.

Deckert Distribution
info@deckert-distribution.com
+49 341 215 66 38

Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza - CHOCO (CO) 80min
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Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza
CHOCÓ
Colombia, 2011, HD, 80 min

CHOCÓ
A hard-working woman with two children and a drunkard for a husband.
In the mornings, Choco works in a gold mine along the San Juna river. In the afternoons she cleans clothes for richer families. And when her daughter turns 7, the only thing Choco wants is to buy her a birthday cake. A humble wish that could change her life.

Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza
Born in Quibdó in Colombia in 1975, he has been producing films for fifteen years. In 2003 he founded the film production and production services company ANTORCHA FILMS S.A.S. CHOCÓ marks his directorial debut.

MEMENTO FILMS INTERNATIONAL
festival@memento-films.com
+33 1 53 34 90 20

Hicham Lasri - AL NIHAYA / THE END (MR ) 105min
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Hicham Lasri
AL NIHAYA
Morocco, 2011, 35mm, 105 min

THE END
Casablanca, July 1999. With longtime monarch Hassan II on his deathbed, there is an air of uncertainty weighing on Morocco – and especially on one marginalized young man, M’key. M’key finds a surrogate father figure in “pit bull” police commissioner Daoud and finds love with the enchanting Rita, but Rita is kept under close watch by her gangster brothers, and Daoud has a dark tie to Rita’s past.

Hicham Lasri
Born in Casablanca on 13th of April 1977. After legal studies, he changes orientation and begins a career of writer, playwright and script-writer. He is a prize-winner of Grand Prix 2M of Literature for the Science fiction novel as well as of multiple prizes of short stories and poetry. In 2002, he wins the Mohammed Reggab prize of the scenario and realizes his first short film ‘Géometrie des remords’. In 2006 he becomes the artistic director and writing director of ‘Film Industry’, he oversees the creation of 17 films within the framework of this ambitious project. He manages to combine his director’s activity (music videos, commercials and other creations besides the fiction) as well as the writing activity in association with other directors.

Insomnia Sales
contact@insomnia-sales.com
+33 1 43 58 08 04

Matias Meyer - LOS ÚLTIMOS CRISTEROS / THE LAST CHRISTEROS (MX/NL) 90min
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Matías Meyer
LOS ÚLTIMOS CRISTEROS
Mexico, The Netherlands, 2011, 35mm, 90 min

THE LAST CHRISTEROS
At the end of the nineteen-thirties, a small band of men and their Christero colonel refuse to accept amnesty, instead continue their fight against religious persecution and their right to practice their faith. Matias Meyer’s ‘The Last Christeros’ tells the valiant story of these soldiers of Christ, the last men standing against the Mexican army, with diminishing food and provisions, as they continue their journey against an arid and forbidding landscape.

Matías Meyer
Born in Perpignan (France) in 1979, studied at the La Sorbonne University in Paris. He graduated from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (Mexico) in 2006. In 2002, he received a special prize from UNAM for the documentary ‘San Vicente de chupaderos’ and in 2003, he started attending documentary film department at FEMIS. His first feature film, ‘Wadley’, premiered at Rotterdam in 2008. ‘El Calambre’ is his second feature film. ‘Los últimos cristeros’ was selected for Open Doors (Locarno 2008), received the best project award in Rondas Ficco 2008 and was supported by the Hubert Bals Fund.

Figa Films
sandro@figafilms.com
+1 323 309 4856

Wu Na - XINGGE ZUOYUE / SONG AND MOON (CN) 90min
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Wu Na
XINGGE ZUOYUE
China, 2011, HD, 90 min

SONG AND MOON
This is a story about the Dong ethnic minority in China.
After graduating from high school, Xing was living a peaceful life at home, in a Dong Minority Village. When Fei, the young man she secretly loved, came back from the city with a girl named Lu, Xing was heartbroken. Unfortunately, Fei’s mother did not like Lu and Lu took off. Xing knew that Fei would leave soon as well, so she decided to go to the city with him. However, her grandpa forbids her from doing so. She didn’t know the reason until her mother told her the sad love story of Xing’s aunt and Fei’s uncle. One day, Fei did something terrible, and he had to leave. Finally he left without telling Xing. When Xing found out about this, she ran away without telling a word to her family.

Wu Na
She was born in 1987. She is a part of the Dong ethnic minority in China. Wu Na graduated from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in 2009. SONG AND MOON is her first film.

Indie Workshop, Beijing
gencarmel@gmail.com
+86 135 2254 1098

Rithy Panh - SHIIKU - GIBIER D'ELEVAGE / THE CATCH (FR) 93min
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Rithy Panh
SHIIKU / GIBIER D’ELEVAGE
Cambodia, 2011, HD, 110 min

THE CATCH / GIBIER D’ELEVAGE
1972, An American plane bombs Ho Chi Minh runway before crashing in the Cambodian mountains. The children of an isolated village capture the sole survivor, a black pilot.

Rithy Panh
Cambodian filmmaker, Rithy Panh, born in 1964 in Phnom Penh, currently lives in France. In 1975 he was interned in Khmer Rouge rehabilitation camps and escaped to Thailand in 1979. In 1980 he arrived in Paris where he ultimately graduated from the French National Cinema School. His first documentary feature film ‘Site II’ was awarded Grand Prix du Documentaire at the Festival of Amiens.

Films Distribution
sanam@filmsdistribution.com
+33 1 53 10 33 99

Ramon Termens - CATALUNYA ÜBER ALLES! (ES) 101min
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Ramón Térmens
CATALUNYA ÜBER ALLES!
Spain, 2011, HD, 101 min

CATALUNYA ÜBER ALLES!
An ex-convict, an unemployed immigrant and a successful businessman are the three main characters of this portrayal of inner Catalonia. Three stories showing a conflicting society forced to reinvent itself or collapse.

Ramón Térmens
He graduated in Philosophy at the Universitat de Barcelona, and completed a three-year Direction Program at the Centre d’Estudis Cinematogràfics de Catalunya (C.E.C.C.) Film School. He made his debut in filming working as a co-scriptwriter and co-director of ‘Joves’ (2005), a film that received 3 awards for the Premis Ciutat de Barcelona 2005 (later called Gaudí). He worked in Los Angeles as a commissioned scriptwriter until he managed to make his first film as a solo director, ‘Negro Buenos Aires’, which was released worldwide at the Mostra de Cinema Llatinoamericà de Catalunya de Lleida, in Spain. He is also the co-scriptwriter of ‘Trash’, a film directed by Carles Torras. In 2010, Ramon Térmens and Victor Hernández Torner started Segarra Films, a film production and distribution company based in Barcelona.

Segarra Films
ramontermens@yahoo.es
+34 649 88 51 83

Brehm Dietmar - XXX! (AT) 8:5min
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Dietmar Brehm
XXX!
Austria, 2011, DigiBeta, 8 min

XXX!
Some time ago, the XXX emblem designated the strictest of film censorship categories. Now we find this XXX (even with an exclamation mark added to it) serving as the title to a film. Branches of trees waving in the wind, a wig, a skull, Teletubbies, a whiskey bottle and some other objects follow each other in close-up: Do these things have XXX restrictions imposed on them because they are so sinister and obnoxious?

Dietmar Brehm
Born in 1947 in Linz. From 1967-72 he studied painting at the University of Fine Arts/Linz. Professor at the University of Fine Arts/Linz. Drawing + painting, experimental films and photography. Numerous film screenings and exhibitions at home and abroad.

Sixpackfilm
office@sixpackfilm.com
+43 1 526 09 90 0

Camarasa Pau - ADENTRO / INSIDE (ES) 5:20min
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Pau Camarasa
ADENTRO
Spain, 2011, 35mm, 5 min 20 sec

INSIDE
Someone hides in your building in search of help. He knocks on doors. You don’t know who it is. You want to open the door and help him. You are scared. You are alone.

Pau Camarasa
He was born in Barcelona. He graduated in Audiovisual Communication at the University Ramon Llull, while he currently extends his cinematographic studies at the CECC and the International school of cinema of San Antonio de los Baños-Cuba. In 2009 he filmed ONA (2009, 11′, 35mm B/W), his first short film. Not having yet completed its course of the movie festivals ONA has been selected in more than 100 festivals, exhibited in over 20 countries and has received 20 international awards. In addition it has been viewed in festivals of the stature of Clermont Ferrand or Cannes.

Freak Agency
internacional@agenciafreak.com
+34 927 248 248

Chaudhury Sutanoy - PADI / CROSSING (IN) 10:35min
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Sutanoy Chaudhury
PADI
India, 2012, HDCAM, 10min 35sec

CROSSING
Industrialization is slowly creeping into the villages of west Bengal and all the farmlands are taken over to build industries. A boy from a small town of west Bengal is against all the industrialization and raises his voice against it through posters. His defiance makes all the political mafias want to stop him. Although he manages to escape these attempts, his friend and his uncle’s tea shop turn victims to the bigwigs because of his rebellion. Subsequently the boy goes missing and his uncle and friend gets into trouble.

Sutanoy Chaudhury
Born and brought up in a small town called ‘diamond harbour’ next to river Ganga near Calcutta in West Bengal. Studied art and design at the Srishti School of Art Design and Technology in Bangalore, specialising in digital video production. Based in Bangalore and Calcutta.

sutanoy.c@gmail.com
+91 99339 05640

Dmitriev Alexei - HERMENEUTICS (RU) 3:15min
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Alexei Dmitriev
HERMENEUTICS
Russia, 2012, DigiBeta, 3 min 15 sec

HERMENEUTICS
A war film. This piece is a visual illustration of what hermeneutics is. With the cunning use of WWII footage it makes you believe that you are watching a proper war film. When you already expect the usual archive movie routine — everything changes. And you find yourself watching a completely different film.

Alexei Dmitriev
Alexei Dmitriev is an ex-English and literature teacher, now visual artist, curator and programmer.

alexei.v.dmitriev@gmail.com
+79219861669

Fleisch Thorsten - HEX SUFFICE CACHE TEN (DE) 12:42min
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Thorsten Fleisch
HEX SUFFICE CACHE TEN
Germany, 2012, HD, 12min 42sec

HEX SUFFICE CACHE TEN
An exploration of cinematic space within an implosion of cerebral space. This surreal tale of aliens, experiments on humans, video games and mutation is showering the unsuspecting viewer in visual and aural stimuli from planet Fleisch.

Thorsten Fleisch
Born 1972 in Koblenz (Germany). He made his first film experiments with his dad’s Super 8 camera when still in school. Later he studied experimental film with Prof. Peter Kubelka at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. Thorsten Fleisch works with digital and analogue film. With materials such as the body, crystals, fire and electricity, he worked directly on 16 mm film strips. In 2003 Fleisch received an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica in Linz (Austria) for his computer animated film Gestalt. High voltage is the centre of his work Energie! for which he has won international acclaim.

FLEISCHFILM
snuff@fleischfilm.com
+49 30 45023072

Fonseca Miguel - AS ONDAS / THE WAVES (PT) 22min
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Miguel Fonseca
AS ONDAS
Portugal, 2012, HD, 22min

THE WAVES
Beautiful, truly Portuguese seascapes swept before my eyes. Tied up in these images was my youth, my paradise lost. The vast sea, the beach, the people, all waiting, all dying gently, sadly, beautifully. Life and death were being recorded here as a whole: death as a part of life, a cosmic change, a transformation.

Miguel Fonseca
Born in Lisbon in 1973. He studied philosophy in college and in 2008 he directed ‘Alpha’, his first short film. He produced the experimental short film ‘I Know You Can Hear Me’, a film within a film – a film within the first John Rambo film, ‘First Blood’, directed by Ted Kotcheff in 1982. He’s just finished the short film ‘The Waves’. He lives in Lisbon and works as a director, writer and continuity supervisor.

AGENCIA – Portuguese Short Film Agency
Salette Ramalho
agencia@curtas.pt
+351 252646683

Fortunat-Rossi Méryl - APARICION (BE) 12min
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Méryl Fortunat-Rossi
APARICION
Belgium, 2012, DV, 12 min

APARICION
15 months after a dreadful accident with a bull, the legendary bullfighter makes his come back in the bullring of Valencia. Thousands of supporters gather to watch José Tomas.

Méryl Fortunat-Rossi
Born in Arles on 24 April 1979, French director and screenwriter. He discovered photography in high school before turning to film. Between 1998 and 2000, he co-directed three short films. 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.

Hélicotronc
info@helicotronc.com
+32 2 539 2357

Gaivao Mariana - SOLO / SOIL (PT) 22min
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Mariana Gaivao
SOLO
Portugal, 2012, HD, 22 min

SOIL
The mountain range burns under the August heat.
A firefighter woman falls, swallowed by the soil.
The broken body survives as it can.
Outside, night sets in.

Mariana Gaivao
Born in Lisbon, on 21st of February, 1984. Studied photography at Ar.Co and Film Directing at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. Since 2007 she has been working as a film editor, having collaborated with, amongst others, Marco Martins, João Pedro Rodrigues, Tiago Guedes, Frederico Serra and João Salaviza.

AGENCIA – Portuguese Short Film Agency
Salette Ramalho
agencia@curtas.pt
+351 252646683

Hage Boutros Paul - MASTER-SLAVE DIALECTIC (LB) 7:8min
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Paul Hage Boutros
MASTER-SLAVE DIALECTIC
Lebanon, Sweden, 2011, HD, 7 min 8 sec

MASTER-SLAVE DIALECTIC
A mirror represents a permanent structure of subjectivity, such as a camera represent a permanent structure of the director subjectivity. By putting the camera in front of a mirror and recording a daily activity from the eye of the mirror, the roles of subject and object between director and camera are neutralized.
The video shows the encounter between a self-conscious being and a non self conscious object, where the director is engaged in a struggle with the camera in order to enslave it, only to find that this does not give him the control over the machine he had sought.

Paul Hage Boutros
Born in 1982 in Lebanon, Beirut.
Studied Mechanical Engineering at the American University in Beirut. Worked and developed own practice with video and mixed media. In 2010 moved to Goteborg, Sweden to complete the master’s degree in fine arts. Participated in different group and solo shows. His works were shown at the Beirut Art Center, Rotterdam International Film Festival and Rencontres Internationales film festival.

info@paulhageboutros.com

Hallée Renaud - COMBUSTION (CA) 4:8min
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Renaud Hallée
COMBUSTION
Canada, 2011, HD, 4 min 8 sec

COMBUSTION
Fire used as a visual and musical tool.

Renaud Hallée
He creates music using visual systems. Born in 1989 in Montreal, Canada, he studied filmmaking at CEGEP Saint-Laurent and music composition at the Université de Montréal. His musical short films have been shown in numerous music and film festivals around the world, including the Ottawa and Annecy animation festivals and during the closing ceremony of the Flanders Festival in Ghent.

VIDÉOGRAPHE
Christian Morissette
cmorissette@videographe.qc.ca
+1 514 521 2116

Hammel Johannes - JOUR SOMBRE (AT) 8min
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Johannes Hammel
JOUR SOMBRE
Austria, 2011, DigiBeta, 8 min

JOUR SOMBRE
When filmmakers use existing footage as a raw material for their work and subject it to, for example, physical and chemical processes, the original material’s narrative remnants resist deformation and abstraction, thereby producing a new subtext.

Johannes Hammel
Born in 1963 in Basel/Switzerland.
Lives and works as director, cinematographer and producer in Vienna.

Sixpackfilm
office@sixpackfilm.com
+43 1 526 09 90 0

Herceg Miranda - OD DO / FROM TO (HR) 10min
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Miranda Herceg
OD DO
Croatia, 2012, HD, 10 min

FROM TO
Public institutions, waiting rooms, public transportation are places of different names, but of the same character. In them one stays in order to be somewhere else. These are places “in between”, the places of temporality and exclusiveness which communicate to everyone in the same way, conventionally, without interest for individuals. One feels anxiety and “solitude echoing millions of others” (Marc Augé). Or perhaps feels a relief offering anonymity of a temporal identity? Does one wish for a change in this relationship or merge with nonidentity? Do the “non-places“ exist for ourselves? Do the “non-places“ exist because we need them?

Miranda Herceg
Graduated from the School of Design at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb. Starts pursuing photography and video during her studies. Takes part in exhibitions at home and abroad (Salon mladih, Small&Special Glasgow, Magdalena Maribor, BIO Ljubljana, Zagrebački salon, Izložbe HDD-a, Europe 2020, Today for tomorrow, Zgraf), as well as local and international festivals and programs (Dani hrvatskog filma, Tabor film festival, 25FPS, Aster Fest, Alternative, Beograd, Festival des Nouveaux Cinemas, Paris, NewMediaFest). A member of the Croatian Designers’ Society and Croatian Freelance Artists’ Association. Works and lives in Zagreb.

KINORAMA
Ankica Jurić Tilić
ankica@kinorama.hr
+385 1 231 6787

Horan Devin - LATE AND DEEP (NO) 16:44
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Devin Horan
LATE AND DEEP
Norway, USA, 2011, HD, 16min 44sec

LATE AND DEEP
Dark North. Clarity upon waking. Beneath an expanse of sky, a night of flesh absorbed in fever.

Devin Horan
Born 1982. Worked as a camera-assistant on Sharunas Bartas’ ‘Eastern Drift’ (Indigene d’Eurasie). His first film ‘Boundary’ (2009), was named one of the top ten films of the last decade by John Gianvito in CinemaScope’s ‘Decade in Review’, and screened at renowned festivals such as IDFA, EMAF, Courtisane, Rencontres Internationales, and the Paris Festival of Different and Experimental Cinemas where it won the Special Prize of the Grand Jury. ‘Late and Deep’ premiered at the 68th Venice Film Festival in the Orrizonti section.

DVNHRN@gmail.com
+1 646 785 2517

Hund Harald - APNOE (AT) 10min
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Harald Hund
APNOE
Austria, 2011, DigiBeta, 10 min

APNOE
On the surface, this film describes a day in the life of a family. Yet the protagonists have considerable difficulty in coping with their everyday life. Confronted with no gravity, the family ensemble becomes unstable and the hierarchical structure begins to dissolve.

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.

Sixpackfilm
office@sixpackfilm.com
+43 1 526 09 90 0

Ip Yuk-Yiu - PANIC ROOM (HK) 6min
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Yuk-Yiu Ip
PANIC ROOM
Hong Kong, 2011, HD, 6min

PANIC ROOM
Shot over a three-month period, this movie documents a small Tokyo apartment before and after the East Japan earthquake and the ensuing nuclear outbreak in 2011. The ordinary apartment, a seemingly uneventful domestic space, suddenly becomes a mirror of both a collapsing physical reality and a shaken personal state, creating an intertwining parallel between the external and the psychological that reflects the panicking times of the great catastrophe.

Yuk-Yiu Ip
He is an experimental filmmaker, media artist, art educator and independent curator. His works, ranging from experimental videos to live film performances and media installations, have been showcased extensively at international festivals. Currently he is Associate Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. His recent works explore performative and computational forms of cinema.

smyuk@cityu.edu.hk
+852 34422762

Kim Sunjha - [ S ] (DE) 11min
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Sunjha Kim
[ S ]
Germany, 2011, , 11min

[ S ]
This film is about the free interpretation and imagination of the sibilant character [S]. In this film, objects are transformed into each other: body – snake – waterfall – stone, accompanied by hissing sounds.

Sunjha Kim
Born 1983 in Seoul. She was educated in Visual Design and Philosophy at the National University in Seoul. After she graduated she moved to Cologne to continue studying at the Academy of Media Arts. Her videos have since been screened at many international galleries and film festivals, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam and Alternative Film/Video Festival Serbia.

Academy of Media Arts Cologne
dilger@khm.de
+49 2 21/2 01 89 330

Konopa Lukasz - AFTER (UK) 7min
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Lukasz Konopa
AFTER
UK, 2011, HD, 7 min

AFTER
Film about contemporary life in Auschwitz. In an observation from dusk till dawn, it portrays the theatre of everyday life around the grim confines and captures the energies and activities of a world fascinated by this former concentration camp.

Lukasz Konopa
A graduate in Applied Social Sciences from Warsaw University, Łukasz went to Film School in Katowice. From 2008 to 2011 Łukasz worked as a cinematographer for Artur Żmijewski, an artist and filmmaker. He took part in projects which were shown in esteemed film festivals (e.g. IDFA in Amsterdam) and art galleries (e.g. Museum of Modern Art in New York). In 2011 Łukasz directed ‘Places of Transformation’ – an investigation into how the political transformation has changed districts of Berlin, Gdańsk and Kiev. He joined the National Film and Television School in the U. K. in January 2011 to further his knowledge in documentary filmmaking.

Lkonopa@gmail.com
+447580037207

Mambetakunov Moldoseit / Suiundukov Artykpai - KOCH / NOMADIC (KG) 26min
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Moldoseit Mambetakunov / Artykpai Suiundukov
KOCH
Kyrgyzstan, 2011, DVCAM, 26min

NOMADIC
Under the threat of a landslide, yak herders have to move to another, safer place. For them this long and difficult way is habitual, however a traditional nomadic way of life starts to be threatened by the modern civilization and very soon it may be absorbed by it. Nomads are moving to the mountains, being dissolved among the whiteness of the snow. This film is a nostalgic view of the severe yet wonderful world which is leaving us.

Moldoseit Mambetakunov
Born in 1952. Graduated from the Kyrgyz State Institute of Arts. Specialised at the Kyrgyz National State University. Directed and produced a number of TV films, performances and programmes.

Artykpai Suiundukov
Born in 1947. Worked as a lecturer, script-writer and an assistant director. In the period 1978-2005 he directed more than 20 documentary films, the most notable are ‘Among People’ (1978) and ‘The roads met’ (1987). Presented with more than 50 international awards for art direction.

Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University
Bayram KAYA
stas_cinema@mail.ru
+996 772 040017

Michaelsen Florian - SALZ / SALT (DE) 10min
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Florian Michaelsen
SALZ
Germany, 2011, 16mm, 10 min

SALT
We see blackness: A huge hole opens up in front of us. We see whiteness: Slowly, it fills up with salt. We find ourselves on a river barge and sail down the Rhine. The landscape changes, but we hardly become aware of it. Reality exclusively takes place on board. We see light and shadows creeping over the deck, we hear engines rumbling under it. The immediacy of heaviness and labor on board and the unreal ease of the seen let us swim.

Florian Michaelsen
Born in 1980 in Göttingen
Since 2008 – postgraduate studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne / Faculty of Film.
2006 Guest studies at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh
2005 Guest studies at Színház és Filmmüvészeti Egyetem in Budapest
2002-2007 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund / Cinematography-Class
2001-2002 Clapper/Loader at Studio Hamburg

Academy of Media Arts Cologne
dilger@khm.de
+49 2 21/2 01 89 330

Oshima Keitaro - THINKING DOT (JP) 8min
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Keitaro Oshima
THINKING DOT
Japan, 2011, 16mm, 8min

THINKING DOT
This work is a consideration of the visual expression by Dot. Although Dot is a basic element for constituting a graphical image, it does not necessarily exist as an object which can be touched by hand in actual space. I represented the Dot as a basic element and main matter in this movie, by fixing various kinds of dots on a movie film and editing them. It seems that Dot is thinking about the existence of itself.

Keitaro Oshima
Born in Hokkaido, Japan in 1977, lives in Cologne, Germany. Active as a scholar in the field of visual media and as an artist whose focus is mainly on the theme of dissecting and reconstructing the composition of the moving image. Uses visual media tools of personal expression and is involved in local activities such as screenings and workshops.

post@filmfilmfilm.org

Peris Rosa / Peris Mercedes - LIBIDINIS (ES) 4:18min
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Rosa Peris / Mercedes Peris
LIBIDINIS
Spain, UK, 2011, digital, 4min 18sec

LIBIDINIS
A man and a woman uncover each other, taking off their skin as an intimate act. They are interrupted by two children who attend the Love School. The figures are floating in a weightless space where they describe curve trajectories and sinuous movements, generating the visual continuity which characterises this short film.

Rosa Peris
Born 1984 in Valencia. Interdisciplinary artist, expressing movement in drawing and animation. Studied Fine Arts at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (2007), where she studied animation and completed the Master’s degree in Artistic Production. Studied animation in several workshops. Currently she is writing a doctoral thesis on artistic and experimental animation; her mentor is Carmen Lloret (artist and university professor).

Mercedes Peris
Born 1984, Valencia. Graduated Fine Arts at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (2007), where she completed the Master’s degree in Artistic Production (2009). Studied artistic animation, specialises in the expression of movement in fine arts. She is currently a research grant holder, participating in the research group Fine Arts Expression of Movement, Animation and Lightkinetics, and is writing a doctoral thesis on this subject. She did an internship at the Spanish School of History and Archaeology in Rome (2011).

Universitat Politècnica de València
Carmen Lloret
clloret@dib.upv.es
+34 676 29 92 94

Pink Twins - MIRACLE (FI) 8:18min
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Pink Twins
MIRACLE
Finland, 2012, digital, 8min 18 sec

MIRACLE
Laws of physics get distorted in this epic animation, where a spiralling organism mutates and reforms itself from primary structures to chaotic noise and harmonic kaleidoscopic formations. Explosions of light and cacophonic electronic music follow a miracle of synthetic life, evolution and afterlife.

Pink Twins
Brothers Juha (b.1978) and Vesa Vehviläinen (b.1974) are Helsinki-based visual artists and musicians working with digital music and video. The video works by Pink Twins are usually processed on Framestein, video software developed by Juha, and combined to a soundtrack of Pink Twins music. Live Pink Twins deliver improvised digital soundscapes, often with video screenings.

AV-Arkki
Mikko Mällinen
submissions@av-arkki.fi
+358 50 435 6092

Plaskura Natalie - INTRUSION (DE) 11:11
INTRUSION STILL 1

Natalie Plaskura
INTRUSION
Germany, 2011, HD, 11min 11sec

INTRUSION
The short film Intrusion does not tell a classical story. The main focus lies on the visual design, which has the intention to convey a mood. The motives and the associative dramatic composition are reminding of dream sequences, nightmares or hallucinations in which the uncanny and the curious are staged; Unrealistic, seemingly disparate, yet interrelated scenes that poke, like an intrusive recurring traumatic experience, into the mind of the powerless spectator.

Natalie Plaskura
Born 1984 in Herford, Germany in a Polish family. Completed her studies of photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts / Department of Design, Dortmund, Germany. She concentrates on conceptual complex stage designs with people, fashion and opulent production designs, implementing her ideas into practice. Participating in offered cinematography-courses, she had the possibility to expand her studies, finally starting to create her own film projects. The short film INTRUSION is her diploma thesis.

n.plaskura@web.de
+49 173 713 5182

Popović Adnan - TINAMV 1 (AT) 4:15
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Adnan Popović
TINAMV 1
Austria, 2011, HD, 4 min 15 sec

TINAMV 1
The structure of the song “Melody” by the Viennese electronic duo KILO (Florian Bogner and Markus Urban) is translated into pictures. This creates a composition consisting of various classical analogue animation techniques. The individual samples of the music are embodied by objects, paintings and drawings and move according to the different rhythms of music, until they disappear to make room for the next animation track. The moving objects relate to earlier analogies of music into visual forms in the film history and in the artistic approaches to synaesthesia and challenge the well-established expectations of motion picture.

Adnan Popović
He was born in 1979 in Bosnia and Herzegovina. From 2001 he lives in Vienna, where he studies at Academy of fine art in the class of Conceptual Art. His main artistic work is animation art since 2003. After making several narrative animation films in the past, his current works deal mostly with artificial synaesthesia in animation film.

adnan.popovic@gmail.com
+43 660 651 1870

Rath Martin - WRITTEN IN INK (PL) 11min
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Martin Rath
CO RAZ ZOSTALO ZAPISANE
Poland, 2011, 35mm, 11 min

WRITTEN IN INK
The main protagonist is a homeless, alcoholic living in the dregs of society. He is a tattoo enthusiast, with almost all of his body covered in ink. Each tattoo resembles a different story, of which there were many. Despite the uneasy position he finds himself in, he is trying to take his life in his own hands once again and make up for the wrong he did in the past. After many years apart he is trying to reconnect with his siblings. Although his sister ignores his telephone calls and his brother doesn’t want to speak with him, he doesn’t give up hope that something may still change in his life. Martin Rath’s beautifully shot documentary shows how difficult it is to erase from the memory what has already happened in the past by revealing how deeply each new experience marks one’s life.

Martin Rath
He grew up in East Berlin. He graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and is currently studying at the Directing Department of the Polish National Film School in Łódź. He is an author of short fiction film ‘Like Father like Son’ (2009). ‘Written in Ink’ is his first documentary.

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

Rijpma Johan - TAPE GENERATIONS (NL) 2:39
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Johan Rijpma
TAPE GENERATIONS
The Netherlands, 2011, HD, 2 min 39 sec

TAPE GENERATIONS
Large groups of tape rolls go through an unpredictable process of development and degeneration, all on their own and without any explanation. The extremely slow paced life of these objects is being revealed within an isolated space where everything is based on a balanced symmetric structure. From this orderly state deviations and differences in behaviour suddenly appear and result in unpredictable compositions and movements that seem to resemble natural phenomena.

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 Institute
info@eyefilm.nl
+31(0)20 7582350/351

Roisz Billy - CHILES EN NOGADA (AT) 18min
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Billy Roisz
CHILES EN NOGADA
Austria, 2011, DigiBeta, 18 min

CHILES EN NOGADA
‘Chiles en nogada’ is a traditional Mexican dish. Its colors are those of the country’s flag, and of its history: red, white and green, and vice versa. The opposite, the Other, and its reflection is the film’s essence and what sets it apart.

Billy Roisz
Born 1967. Lives and works in Vienna. Produces video -and sound experiments in the context of performance, installation and cinema. Specializes in feedback video and video / sound interaction using monitors, cameras, video mixingdesks, a self-built videosynth, computer and turntables for video and sound generating.

Sixpackfilm
office@sixpackfilm.com
+43 1 526 09 90 0

Rudnick Rhonda - BLOW THEIR HEARTS OUT (US) 4:5min
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Rhonda Rudnick
BLOW THEIR HEARTS OUT
USA, 2011, HD, 4min 5 sec

BLOW THEIR HEARTS OUT
The beautiful brutality of horse racing.

Rhonda Rudnick
She has had her experimental video works ‘Blow Their Hearts Out’ and ‘Last Friday in April’ shown at the Media City International Film Festival in 2011 and 2012. Her specialities are motion graphics, video editing, graphic design, corporate identity.

Sadana Jessica - ATE ROLL (IN) 25min
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Jessica Sadana
ATE ROLL
India, 2012, DV, 25min

ATE ROLL
The film is an exploratory and personal document on the nature of film and cinema as an alchemical substance and a form that celebrates it’s own transitory existence, is a flicker of the breathing moment that admits its changes, its scars & discolorations, its degeneration and eventually its death; experiences light as a palpable medium. The endeavor is to engage with film in a performative act to create accident and magic through “the sleight of hand & trick of the eye examined and scrutinized for the beauty of its possibility, its knowledge explicated, and its reflective vitality celebrated. Its inner workings, proof of the science of sublime insight.”

Jessica Sadana
24 years of age, comes from Amritsar, Punjab. She completed her B.A (Hons.) in English Literature at the Lady Sri Ram College for Women, Delhi University in 2008. She is currently in her final year (P.G Diploma in Film Direction) at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. She was selected to attend FAMU (Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague) for a semester as an exchange student in the Direction Department, in Feb 2011.

jessica.sadana@gmail.com
+91 963 711 10 83

Salaviza Joao - STROKKUR (PT) 7min
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João Salaviza
STROKKUR
Portugal, 2011, HD, 7min 16sec

STROKKUR
In the beginning the idea was to make something from nothing, in a neutral and unknown place. Collect images and sounds instead of producing them.
The camera, the microphone and the mini-amplifier: tools that take away and then give back. We defined a rule: the sound shouldn’t illustrate the image and the image shouldn’t absorb the sound. Less than a hundred kilometres from Reykjavik we found Strokkur. A scar on the Earth that insists in not healing, gushing from the depths. We came closer. For three days we saw and heard the internal dynamics of the crevice: the boiling water that spat out every seven minutes and the thermal shock, given the eighteen degrees below zero of the atmosphere.

João Salaviza
Born in Lisbon in 1984. He studied cinema at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema in Lisbon and completed his studies at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. His first short film, “TWO PEOPLE”, 2005, was selected for several festivals and won the Take One Award in Vila do Conde. In 2009, with “ARENA”, he won the Palme d’Or for best short film at the Cannes Film Festival and the award for best Portuguese short film at IndieLisboa. He participated in several renowned international festivals such as Tribeca, Rotterdam, London and Pusan (PIFF).

AGENCIA – Portuguese Short Film Agency
Salette Ramalho
agencia@curtas.pt
+351 252646683

Semiconductor - 20 Hz (UK) 5min
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Semiconductor
20 Hz
UK, 2011, HD, 5 min

20 Hz
20 Hz observes a geo-magnetic storm occurring in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Working with data collected from the CARISMA radio array and interpreted as audio, we hear tweeting and rumbles caused by incoming solar wind, captured at the frequency of 20 Hertz. Generated directly by the sound, tangible and sculptural forms emerge suggestive of scientific visualisations. As different frequencies interact both visually and aurally, complex patterns emerge to create interference phenomena that probe the limits of our perception.

Semiconductor
Semiconductor is UK artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. Through moving image, sound and multi-media installations they explore the material nature of our world and how we experience it, questioning our place in the physical universe. Their unique approach has won them many awards and prestigious fellowships such as the Gulbenkian Galapagos, Smithsonian Artists Research and the NASA Space Sciences. Their work is part of several international public collections and is exhibited globally including; Venice Biennial, The Royal Academy, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, BBC, The Pompidou and The Exploratorium.

LUX
Gil Leung
gil@lux.org.uk
+44 (0)20 7503 3980

Simonyi Balazs - FINALE (HU) 8min
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Balazs Simonyi
FINALE
Hungary, 2011, HD, 8 min

FINALE
Two men in the night are waiting for their greatest hit…

Balazs Simonyi
Born 1980, graduated literature & film at the ELTE University Budapest, he is now doing a PhD on art theory at ELTE. He works as a freelance photographer, journalist and filmmaker, making mostly documentaries and short films.

Snittegylet Filmworkshop
Balazs Simonyi
simonblaze@gmail.com
+36209749532

Smith Martin - JIMMY (UK) 12:16min
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Martin Smith
JIMMY
UK, 2011, HD, 12 min 16 sec

JIMMY
Jimmy McIntosh, MBE, campaigns daily for disabled rights. Nothing can stop him, especially not his own Cerebral Palsy. A day in the life of Jimmy McIntosh, seen from his point of view.

Martin Smith
He’s an award winning filmmaker and was the winner of the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Short Film with TRACKS. His debut feature FIRES is in development with Creative Scotland. He was awarded a Screenwriting Residency with Playwright Studio Scotland, Creative Scotland & Binger FilmLab to work alongside industry mentors over a series of residential workshops to develop his feature screenplay SHOWS. He has also directed numerous music videos for artists including Arab Strap, Alex Smoke, Thirteen:13, The Delgados and King Creosote, and commercials for brands including Scottish Rugby, Glasgow Rangers and Stoli.

Scottish Documentary Institute
finlay@scottishdocinstitute.com
+44 131 221 6116

Šamanović Vedran / Šamanović Sanja - TERASA / TERRACE (HR) 16min
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Vedran Šamanović / Sanja Šamanović
TERASA
Croatia, 2011, HDV, 16min

TERRACE
Film about escaping the hustle and bustle of the city in order to experience the rehabilitative environment that a rural holiday home can provide. The authors watch life unfold from the terrace on which they spend a good deal of their summer holidays. They observe seemingly meaningless events that are neither scandalous nor surprising. Only one rule is followed. Namely, the few square meters that terrace provides are the only positions that the camera can shoot from.

Vedran Šamanović
(1968 – 2009). Graduated from the department of cinematography at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. Throughout his tragically short but fruitful career he directed and filmed numerous experimental, fiction and documentary films and received many awards for his work. He also worked as a director of photography on multiple feature films. From 2007 he worked as a Lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Šamanović was also the founder and director of Zagreb’s OneTake Film Festival.

Sanja Šamanović
Born 1970. She has been a member of Kinoklub Zagreb since 1996, producing her own films, and has worked as a producer of music videos, commercial and experimental films. She was a co-director of the experimental documentary ‘The Way Out’. For two years she has been a Coordinator of the One Take Film Festival, acting as the festival director since 2011.

Mitropa
sanjasamanovic@gmail.com
+385 98 842 002

Twardowski Maciej - ROZMOWA / CONVERSATION (PL) 6min
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Maciej Twardowski
ROZMOWA
Poland, 2011, HD, 6 min

CONVERSATION
Retired travellers.
An elderly couple living in two different worlds. Will they find a way to communicate?

Maciej Twardowski
>He studies cinematography in the National Film School in Lodz, Poland. His passion for the photography and filmmaking begun while he was studying psychology in Poznan. His films were shown at a number of Polish and foreign festivals (Camerimage, Cortomate, Dwa Brzegi). Cinematography in his short film ‘Sacrament’ was awarded at the Polish festival Lodzia po Wisle.

maciejtwardowski@o2.pl
+48 50 415 7905

Vaittinen Timo - CENTRAL PARK (FI) 2:40min
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Timo Vaittinen
KESKUSPUISTO
Finland, 2011, digital, 2 min 40 sec

CENTRAL PARK
When darkness arrives in the central park mysterious light phenomena begin their dance.

Timo Vaittinen
He works with collage and painting and turns this mixture into a moving, spatial animation.

AV-Arkki
Mikko Mällinen
submissions@av-arkki.fi
+358 50 435 6092

Van Ijken, Jan - FACING ANIMALS (NL) 30min
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Jan van Ijken
FACING ANIMALS
The Netherlands, 2012, HD , 30 min

FACING ANIMALS
Why do we look away from millions of animals in industrial farms while pampering and humanizing others? In the film Facing Animals pigs, chickens, cows and dogs are the protagonists, humans are the antagonist. We see the world from the perspective of the animals: chicks are thrown onto a conveyor belt, a lady is cuddling a cow in a meadow, piglets are screaming while their tails are cut off, dogs are blessed in a church. The stunning, often confronting, visuals take the viewer on a roller coaster of emotions. It becomes clear how complex and often bizarre the relationship between man and animal often is.

Jan van Ijken
Born 1965. He’s a documentary photographer and filmmaker. He is specializing in personal photo- and film projects. Characteristic for his style is the use of natural light and photographing/filming people as natural as possible, with an eye for detail and composition.

Deckert Distribution
Ina Rossow
info@deckert-distribution.com
+49 341 2156638

SHORTS PROGRAMME SCREENING SCHEDULE

16/9/2012 PROGRAM 1
Semiconductor 20 Hz
Balazs Simonyi FINALE
Dmitriev Alexei HERMENEUTICS
Hage Boutros Paul MASTER-SLAVE DIALECTIC
Gaivao Mariana SOLO/SOIL
Popović Adnan TINAMV 1
Mambetakunov Moldoseit/Suiundukov Artykpai KOCH/NOMADIC

17/9/2012 PROGRAM 2
Salaviza Joao STROKKUR
Hund Harald APNOE
Oshima Keitaro THINKING DOT
Rath Martin WRITTEN IN INK
Camarasa Pau ADENTRO/INSIDE
Peris Rosa/Peris Mercedes – LIBIDINIS
Van Ijken, Jan FACING ANIMALS

18/9/2012 PROGRAM 3
Michaelsen Florian SALZ/SALT
Rijpma JohanTAPE GENERATIONS
Twardowski Maciej ROZMOWA/CONVERSATION
Horan Devin LATE AND DEEP
Fortunat-Rossi Méryl APARICION
Vaittinen Timo CENTRAL PARK
Fonseca Miguel AS ONDAS/THE WAVE
SRoisz Billy CHILES EN NOGADA

19/9/2012 PROGRAM 4
Hammel Johannes JOUR SOMBRE
Smith Martin JIMMY
Fleisch Thorsten HEX SUFFICE CACHE TEN
Hallée Renaud COMBUSTION
Herceg Miranda OD DO/FROM TO
Pink Twins MIRACLE
Sadana Jessica ATE ROLL

20/9/2012 PROGRAM 5
Plaskura Natalie INTRUSION
Brehm Dietmar XXX!
Chaudhury Sutanoy PADI/CROSSING
Ip Yuk-Yiu PANIC ROOM
Konopa Lukasz AFTER
Šamanović Vedran/Šamanović Sanja TERASA/TERRACE
Kim Sunjha [S]
Rudnick Rhonda BLOW THEIR HEARTS

Laurent Bouzerau- ROMAN POLANSKI: A FILM MEMOIR (UK) 90min
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Laurent Bouzerau
ROMAN POLANSKI: A FILM MEMOIR
UK, 2011, HD, 90 min

ROMAN POLANSKI: A FILM MEMOIR
The life affirming story of both the man and the filmmaker. With touching sincerity and unprecedented access Polanski dialogues with his friend and producer Andrew Braunsberg about his childhood growing up in the Warsaw ghetto, his film career in both Europe and America culminating with the Academy Award for The Pianist, the tragedy of his first wife Sharon Tate, the controversy surrounding his arrest in 1977 and his life in France to this day with Emmanuel Seigner. Featuring many excerpts from his distinguished filmography.

Laurent Bouzerau
Born 1962 in France. In the early Eighties, Bouzereau moved to New York and worked in several areas of the independent film industry. In addition, he wrote his first book, THE DE PALMA CUT, a study of the cinema of director Brian De Palma.
Laurent Bouzereau moved to Hollywood, California in 1990 and worked in feature film development for Bette Midler at Disney Studios, while continuing writing books on cinema (Including the recently published THE ART OF BOND and ALFRED HITCHCOCK: PIECE BY PIECE.) In 1994, Bouzereau wrote, directed and produced his first of many documentaries for Steven Spielberg, hence joining the home entertainment revolution. Bouzereau has directed, written and produced hundreds of documentaries on the making of the biggest films in the history of Cinema, by some of the most acclaimed directors of all-time, including: Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lean, Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma, William Friedkin, George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, Warren Beatty… and Roman Polanski. He has received several awards and was named one of the top 50 leaders in the field of New Media by The Hollywood Reporter for two consecutive years.

The Festival Agency
ed@thefestivalagency.com
+33954904863

Catherine van Campen - PAINFUL PAINTING (NL) 52min
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Catherine van Campen
PAINFUL PAINTING
The Netherlands, 2011, HD, 52 min

PAINFUL PAINTING
In the documentary Painful Painting, director Catherine van Campen sheds light on the extraordinary working method of painter Ronald Ophuis and the tense relationship between art and reality in his work. In the film, the artist portrays the intensely violent games that child soldiers in Sierra Leone played with female prisoners during the recent civil war. After a trip to Africa, he used actors to re-stage a number of these extreme scenes in his studio to then paint them on a large canvas.
Given his subject matter, Ronald Ophuis has a special place in Dutch painting. His paintings with extreme human suffering provocatively examine our tense relationship with violence. Unafraid of self-analysis, Ophuis appears to be convinced that there is violence in all of us…

Catherine van Campen
Born 1970. Lives and works in Amsterdam as an independent radio presenter and documentary filmmaker. For her debut film, ‘Eternal Mash’ (2007) she won the IDFA Completion Prize 2006 for most promising film plan. The film premiered at Idfa. In 2009 Van Campen made her second film with the award winning script ‘Drona & me’; a short documentary about two brothers that toured around the world. Last year Van Campen made her third film ‘Flying Anne’, a short documentary about eleven-year-old Anne who suffers from Gilles de la Tourette’s syndrome. The film won six international awards, including Best Short Documentary at Hot Docs 2011 (Toronto, Canada) and Best Short Film 2011 at the International Film Festival Visions du Réel (Nyon, Switzerland).

Zuidenwind Filmproductions
Rob Maas
rob@zuidenwind.nl
+31 76 514 08 71

Philippe Grandrieux - IL SE PEUT QUE LA BEAUTÉ AIT RENFORCÉ NOTRE RÉSOLUTION / IT MAY BE THAT BEAUTY HAS STRENGTHENED OUR RESOLVE - MASAO ADACHI (FR) 7min
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Philippe Grandrieux
IL SE PEUT QUE LA BEAUTÉ AIT RENFORCÉ NOTRE RÉSOLUTION – MASAO ADACHI
France, 2011, HD, 75 min

IT MAY BE THAT BEAUTY HAS STRENGTHENED OUR RESOLVE – MASAO ADACHI
This movie responds to the magnificent series of André S. Labarthe and Janine Bazin’s, ‘Cinéastes de notre temps’, our series pay homage to known and unknown filmmakers, who took part, with rifles, cameras or both, in social struggles for freedom during the 20th and the 21th century, as well as to those who nowadays keep on fighting against dictatorial systems. Daring and often heroic authors, portraying stances of persistence and courage, where cinema meets collective history, these filmmakers struggling for liberation and often following a romantic destiny, frequently faced censorship, prison, and death, and nowadays sink into oblivion.

Philippe Grandrieux
Philippe Grandrieux (1954, Saint Étienne) showed his first video installation in Brussels as early as 1976, when the medium was just emerging. Since then he has divided his time between experimental work, documentaries and programmes for the cultural TV channel Arte. In 1990 he launched the ‘Live’ studio, in which he produced a series of one hour long shots by Robert Kramer and Robert Frank among others.

Filmography:
Berlin/Paris/Berlin (1987), Azimut (1989), Cafés (1992), La roué (1993, short), Gert Jan Theunisse (1993, short doc), L’industrie du rêve (1994), Jogo do Bicho (1994), Retour à Sarajevo (1996), Sombre (1998), La vie nouvelle (2002), Un lac (2009), Il se peut que la beauté ait renforcé notre résolution – Masao Adachi (2011)

EPILEPTIC
annicklemonnier@free.fr
+ 33 (0) 6 87 14 38 29

Minze Tummescheit / Arne Hector - IN ARBEIT (PART 1, PART 2, PART 3) IN THE WORKS (DE) 148min
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Minze Tummescheit / Arne Hector
IN ARBEIT (PART 1, PART 2, PART 3)
Germany, 2012, DVCam, 148 min

IN ARBEIT (PART 1, PART 2, PART 3)
A documentary series, a filmic investigation of the reality, possibilities and limitations of collective action. The communicative process of researching becomes the films’ focus. We have begun a series of interviews in several European countries. Members of the different groups travel with us to meet and engage with other collectives.
Through nine different encounters, an image of cooperative practices in various areas of society emerges. We explore how self-organization is perceived, how it functions, and how each group pursues its principles despite practical constraints. Each episode uses a different filmic form appropriate to the context and the group portrayed.

Minze Tummescheit
Born on 7 October 1967 in Lima, Peru. She works as a filmmaker in Berlin.

Arne Hector
Born on 20 August 1970 in Eschwege. He lives and works in Berlin as a filmmaker, cameraman and editor.

They founded the production company Cinéma copains in 2000. In 2009 they were involved in founding the collective film Laboratory LaborBerlin.

Cinéma Copains
copine@cinemacopains.org
+49 30 44718649

Penny Vozniak - DESPITE THE GODS (AU) 85min
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Penny Vozniak
DESPITE THE GODS
Australia, 2012, HD, 85 min

DESPITE THE GODS
Jennifer Lynch is well known for making bold, if not ill-fated, choices in her filmmaking career. But nothing could prepare her for the unmapped territory of Bollywood-Hollywood movie making, where chaos is the process and filmmaking doubles as a crash course in acceptance and self-realization. In 2008, Lynch travels to India to direct ‘Hisss’, a tale about the snake Goddess Nagin. Surrounded by a wonderful team of un-trained but willing Indian crew, her twelve-year-old daughter, and a cast of Bollywood stars, Lynch does her best to stay sane and guide the production through a minefield of disasters with uncensored candor.

Penny Vozniak
She shoots and directs documentary films and music videos. She is currently directing an independent feature documentary shot over 8 years about real-life superheroes called Ordinary Wonderlands, and a musical documentary project in Kabul. In 2010, Penny was shortlisted for the Shots Magazine Asia Pacific New Director Award for her one-take music video, Precious. Since then, she has made a series of single shot dream-themed videos to accompany Appleonia’s debut album, ‘Oh’. ‘Despite the Gods’ is Penny’s first film.

CAT&DOCS
Maëlle Guenegues
maelle@catndocs.com
+33 1 44 59 63 53

Barry Doupé - THE COLORS THAT COMBINE TO MAKE WHITE ARE IMPORTANT (CA) 119min
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Barry Doupé
THE COLORS THAT COMBINE TO MAKE WHITE ARE IMPORTANT
Canada, 2012, HD, 119 min

THE COLORS THAT COMBINE TO MAKE WHITE ARE IMPORTANT
Explores the power structure within a failing Japanese glass factory. Two parallel storylines involving the investigation of a suspected employee and that of a stolen painting converge to reveal an exposition on gender and desire.

Barry Doupé
He’s a Vancouver based artist primarily working with computer animation. He graduated from the Emily Carr University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Media Arts majoring in animation. His films use imagery and language derived from the subconscious; developed through writing exercises and automatic drawing. He often creates settings within which a characters’ self-expression or action is challenged and thwarted, resulting in comic, violent and poetic spectacles. His films have been screened throughout Canada and Internationally including the Ann Arbor Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Anthology Film Archives, Lyon Contemporary Art Museum, Pleasure Dome, MOCCA, Whitechapel Gallery, and the Tate Modern.

barrydoupe@gmail.com
+1 604 916 0324

Felipe Guerrero - CORTA (CO/AR/FR) 69min
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Felipe Guerrero
CORTA
Colombia, Argentina, France, 2012, 16mm, 69 min

CORTA
It’s a film about the hypnotic extenuation generated by the body movements of sugar cane cutters in the Valle del Cauca (Colombia). Corta is a contemplation film of the gestures of hand labour while the surrounding plantations disappear, a pure cinematic experience about the natural and everyday ritual of a timeless world.

Felipe Guerrero
He holds a degree in Film Editing from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, in
Rome, Italy. He has worked as an editor on various internationally-showcased and critically-acclaimed films. His film ‘Paraíso’ (2006) received the honor of a Special Mention for Directorial Debut at the FID Marseille. ‘Corta’ is his second film.

MUTOKINO
mutokino@gmail.com
+57 321 432 5979

Jon Jost - DISSONANCE (US) 68min
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Jon Jost
DISSONANCE
USA, 2011, MiniDV, 68 min

DISSONANCE
It is composed of documentary material of diverse kinds, juxtaposed on an HD wide-screen, in a challenging formal manner. The opening sequence is composed of 3 screens, each with a single shot on it, lasting 50 minutes; the interaction between the 3 images is force which compels interest. Following this sequence are a number of other much quicker sequences in two or three screen panels, often enigmatic. The conclusion is abrupt. I have no idea what it means, only that it poetically probes the meaning of life, and offers no conclusions. It is meant, on many levels, to disturb the viewer.

Jon Jost
Born in Chicago on May 16, 1943, of a military family, Jon Jost grew up in Georgia, Kansas, Japan, Italy, Germany and Virginia. Expelled from college in 1962, he began making 16mm films in January, 1963. He is self-taught. He has made 33 feature length works in the period 1963-2012 (celluloid, 16 and 35mm until 1996; digital since that time), as well as more than 30 short works, all of which he conceived, wrote, photographed, directed and edited; and most of which he also produced. Jost made his first feature-length film in 1974, and has since devoted himself to the making of a wide-ranging series of films. His work has shown widely in museums, film archives, and festivals (Berlin, Venice, Sundance, Yamagata and many others). Jost has received many grants, among them a Guggenheim Fellowship, several National Endowment for the Arts Production Grants, a DAAD Berlin Residency, an Artists Residency at the Univ of Nebraska, and others. Mr. Jost spent four years, 2007-2011 teaching in the Graduate Dept of Communications and Arts at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. He retired as Distinguished Professor in July 2011.
He is also an active photographer and painter, and for some years has blogged on matters of the arts, culture and politics.

clarandjon@msn.com

Wolfgang Lehmann - TROLLSLÁNDOR MED FAGLAR OCH ORM / DRAGONFLIES WITH BIRDS AND SNAKE (SE/DE) 60min
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Wolfgang Lehmann
TROLLSLÁNDOR MED FAGLAR OCH ORM
Sweden, Germany, 2007 – 2011, 16mm, 60 min

DRAGONFLIES WITH BIRDS AND SNAKE
It’s a visual meditation consisting of vibrant images of insects, birds, snakes, and other small creatures. It is not an entomological or ornithological documentary, yet it delves deep into a microcosm of animals, plants, their colours, intricate structures, and movements, all made visible by means of optical machinery. It is an exercise in rhythm and chance, deploying the persistence of vision to create an effect that oscillates between the material of the image and the imagination, a flicker just like the ephemeral beat of a dragonfly’s wing.

Wolfgang Lehmann
He was born in Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany in 1967. His first cinematic efforts were made in 1989. Since 1994 Wolfgang Lehmann has realised and produced his own films, many of which were invited for showings at festivals and museums in Europe, Japan, Korea, India, Bangladesh, Israel, Australia, Canada, USA and South America. Retrospectives were shown in Berlin, Frankfurt/Main, Cagliari (Sardinia) and Granada (Spain). Since the beginning of his artistic activity, he has not only been fascinated by film, but music as well. Since 2007, Wolfgang Lehmann deals again with static images, digital and analogue photography. After living for a brief period in Berlin, Wolfgang Lehmann has resided in Rümpel near Hamburg and Stockholm since 2006.

lehmann_flickerfilm@yahoo.de
+46 8 6424424

Elyes Baccar - ROUGE PAROLE (TU) 94min
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Elyes Bacear
ROUGE PAROLE
Tunisia, 2011, HDV, 94 min

ROUGE PAROLE
The Arab Revolution erupted in a country that no one would expect: a political earthquake that shook the whole world. Tunisia appeared to be a quiet and stable country, where life seemed pleasant. However, most Tunisians turned a blind eye to the corruption of their rulers and the systematic looting of their country’s resources, intimidated and tarnished by the regime’s cruelty and depravation. Ben Ali was not facing any immediate threat and things seemed to be business as usual. He was even preparing a national campaign to become President for life! Nobody could anticipate the explosion that would burst from the chilly Tunisian winter, until that Friday of December 17th, 2011. A young man set fire to himself because of hardship and oppression. Images of his burnt body opened the eyes and hearts of an entire nation. The fight for freedom and dignity had begun. The people’s words and calls would roar crimson red! Red like blood, red like roses, red like hope… and fear! ROUGE PAROLE is a documentary record of this event, and a strong reminder to all people that if they choose to live, darkness will fade, chains will break and fate will answer their call … no matter how long it may take or how brutal tyrants may be! ROUGE PAROLE is the story of a popular revolution, emotionally told by its heroes through both their silence and their clamour. It is the story of Freedom, summoned by History.

Elyes Baccar
After graduating from the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français (Filmmaking section), he worked as an assistant director on several Tunisian and international movie productions. He directed several short films, TV commercials, plays and documentaries. He directed ‘She & He’, his first feature film, in 2006. He won several prizes, for the best short documentary at the Aljazeera Documentary Film Festival for ‘Pakistan 7.6’, ‘Music Says…’ and special Jury Prize at the Ocean Film Festival in New Delhi for his feature documentary ‘Wailing Wall’.

GAIA Production
elyes@gaia-production.com
+ 216 71 965 893

Denis Côté - BESTIAIRE (CA/FR) 72min
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Denis Côté
BESTIAIRE
Canada, France, 2012, HD, 72 min

BESTIAIRE
A drawing course, a safari park and a taxidermist’s workshop: three settings in which humans and animals meet. The focus of observation is on relationships of sight and perception, which often reflect unequal power structures at the same time. In the process, the film also seems to be considering the question of how animals can be filmed. It’s nothing like the technically high-powered animal films of today, whose almighty cameras transcend the boundaries of water, land and air and no longer know nature’s secrets. Sober visual observation without commentary, with an often static camera watching proceedings from a fixed position with a keen eye for form and movement: horns in front of a concrete wall, nervous zebras’ legs in the cramped stalls, the precision contained in the taxidermist’s skilful hand movements. Carefully considered shots which allow the viewer time to reflect on beauty and the unfamiliar, on this domesticated wilderness in the midst of civilisation. This all allows a form of choreography to emerge to the accompaniment of the surrounding noises, a cinematic bestiary in which man too takes his place among the stoic, impassive, impatient, wild and rebellious animals.

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.

Figa Films
sandro@figafilms.com
+1 323 258 5241

Emmanuel Gras - BOVINES (FR) 62min
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Emmanuel Gras
BOVINES
France, 2011, DCP, 62 min

BOVINES
The true life of a cow: grazing, ruminating, gazing – but also feeling – mooing with grief, or simply enjoying an apple…

Emmanuel Gras
After a degree in history, Emmanuel Gras approached cinema by studying image at the Louis Lumière school. At the end of his studies, he participated as cinema delegate at the French Cultural Center in Beirut and began working as a cinematographer on documentaries filmed across the Middle East. Back in France, he focuses on its own projects, documentaries and fiction, while continuing to work on the image of other movies. ‘Bovines’ is his first feature length documentary.

Bathysphere Productions
contact@bathysphere.fr
+ 33 1 40 21 37 02

Cristian Jure - DIEZ VECES VENCEREMOS / WE SHALL OVERCOME TEN TIMES (AR/CL) 75min
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Cristian Jure
DIEZ VECES VENCEREMOS
Argentina, Chile, 2012, HD, 75 min

WE SHALL OVERCOME TEN TIMES
After seven years of hiding and imprisonment, Pascual, the son of the lonko (chief), has returned to the community. His family has been able to recover its territory and needs his clandestine radio to defend it.

Cristian Jure
Film-maker, Screenwriter and Anthropologist (UNLP), Professor of the Subject ‘Documentary’ at the Cinema Course (UNLP). Coordinator of the Media Unit of the Museum of La Plata.

Filmography:
Documentaries: La Guerra por Otros Medios (War through other means, 2010); De Médicos y Sheripiares (On doctors and Sheripiares, 2008); Por el Territorio Wichi (For the Wichi Territory, 2007); Aislados en Madre de Dios, Perú (Isolated in Madre de Dios, Perú, 2006); Territorio Indígena Amazónico (Amazonian Indigenous Territory, 2005); Rodolfo Walsh, escritor (Rodolfo Walsh, writer, 1996).
Television series: Alegría y Dignidad (Joy and Dignity, 2011 TDA); Play Museo (Play Museum, 24 episodes, 26 min, 2000-2001); MLP El Programa (MLP The Show, 24 episodes, 26 min, 2005 / 2006); La Música de Todos (Everybody’s Music, 8 episodes, 52 min. 2006).
TV films: Paraguay, Nosotros también podemos (Paraguay, We Also Can, 2009); Bolivia para todos (Bolivia for everybody, 2008); Es la economía, ¿idiota o cómplice? (Is Economy, an idiot or an accomplice?, 2008), and Historia de dos orillas (A Story of Two Banks, 2007).

cristianjure@hotmail.com
+54 221 4533327

Iara Lee - CULTURES OF RESISTANCE (US) 73min
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Iara Lee
CULTURES OF RESISTANCE
USA, 2011, HD, 73 min

CULTURES OF RESISTANCE
Does each gesture really make a difference? Can music and dance be weapons of peace? In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, director Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled in conflict and, as she saw it, heading for self-destruction. After several years, travelling over five continents, Iara encountered growing numbers of people who committed their lives to promoting change. This is their story.

Iara Lee
Brazilian filmmaker of Korean descent, an activist and founder of the Cultures of Resistance Network, an organization that promotes global solidarity and supports peace with justice projects. Iara is currently working on a variety of initiatives, grouped under the umbrella of CULTURES OF RESISTANCE, an activist network that brings together artists and changemakers from around the world. From 1984 to 1989 Iara was the producer of the Sao Paulo International Film Festival. From 1989-2003 she was based in New York City, where she ran the mixed-media company Caipirinha Productions to explore the synergy of different art forms (such as film, music, architecture, and poetry). She’s a member of the Council of Advisors of National Geographic Society and the International Crisis Group (ICG).

CAIPIRINHA Productions
info@culturesofresistance.org
+1 415 561 3103

Fritz Ofner - LIBYA HURRA (AT) 73min
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Fritz Ofner
LIBYA HURRA
Austria, 2012, DCP, 73 min

LIBYA HURRA
A road trip through Libya during the last weeks of the revolution against Muammar al-Gaddafi’s regime. Libya Hurra documents a collective mood characterizing people in one particular place in a narrow time window. Without losing itself in facts and statements, the film outlines realities of life in long sequence takes shot during an armed revolution, which usually – even from a country in the focus of media reporting – remains completely hidden. At the end of Libya Hurra, the filmmaker stands in front of Gaddafi’s former palace. The revolution is over and the time window closed again.

Fritz Ofner
Freelance film director and cameraman, lives in Vienna. He was born in Styria in 1977 and studied Journalism and Ethnology in Vienna. After graduating he worked as an NGO activist, freelance journalist and TV producer. Extensive travel through Asia, Africa and Latin America eventually led him to documentary film. In 2011 he received the Axel Springer Award for his TV documentary, ‘From Baghdad to Dallas’. ‘The Evolution of Violence’ was his first documentary for theatrical release, which had its international premiere in Locarno. ‘Libya Hurra’ is his second feature length documentary.

Friedrich Ofner Film und Videoproduktion E.U.
office@fritzofner.info
+43 650 5301505

Erika Rossi - TRIESTE RACCONTA BASAGLIA / TRIESTE ON BASAGLIA (IT) 52min
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Erika Rossi
TRIESTE RACCONTA BASAGLIA
Italy, 2011, HD/Super 8, 52 min

TRIESTE ON BASAGLIA
Between 1971 and 1978, Trieste was the set for an unprecedented scientific and cultural revolution. The charismatic leader of this revolution was a Venetian psychiatrist, Franco Basaglia.
Around him was a city that watched what was happening, incredulously, anxiously, swept forward by the enthusiasm of a group of recently qualified doctors, who transformed the city into an open-air laboratory, doing away with the mental hospital, guided by Basaglia’s conviction that the thing was to “tackle life, because health and illness are life, and if a person lived life without living health and sickness, than that person is always totally within the grips of death”. The aim of the film is to offer an overview of the hardest task Franco Basaglia faced: changing the mindset of people.

Erika Rossi
She was born in Trieste in 1974, graduating Media Studies at the University of Trieste. She specialized in audiovisual media studies at the Alta Scuola di Comunicazione of the Università Cattolica di Milano. She works as author for Rai Tre programs. In 2003 she co-authored ‘Porrajmos, a forza di essere vento’, a documentary about the holocaust of Roma and Sinti population in Europe. Since 2004 she has worked as filmmaker with the Department of mental health of Trieste, for which in 2007 she directed a documentary titled ‘Navighiamo a vista’, on the mental health workers in Trieste 30 years after the so-called Basaglia law, which had closed the asylums in 1978, came into force. The filming of ‘Trieste racconta Basaglia’ is the continuation of that project.

erika.rossi@gmail.com
+39 3282173094

Urs Schnell - BOTTLED LIFE (CH/DE) 90min
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Urs Schnell
BOTTLED LIFE
Switzerland, Germany, 2011, HD, 90 min

BOTTLED LIFE
Do you know how to turn ordinary water into a billion-dollar business? In Switzerland there’s a company which has developed the art to perfection – Nestlé. This company dominates the global business in bottled water. Swiss journalist Res Gehringer has investigated this money-making phenomena. Nestlé refused to cooperate, on the pretext that it was “the wrong film at the wrong time”. So Gehringer went on a journey of exploration, researching the story in the USA, Nigeria and Pakistan. His journey into the world of bottled water reveals the schemes and strategies of the most powerful food and beverage company on our planet.

Urs Schnell
Born in Bern in 1951. MBA at the University of Bern (lic.phil.hist.). From 1979 reporter and editor with a local newspaper. 1983 co-founder and manager of a private radio station. From 1993 TV programme production for Swiss National Television. Worked in Russia, France and Spain. Director of several TV documentaries. Since 2006 producer and director at DokLab GmbH.

DokLab GmbH
info@bottledlifefilm.com
+41 31 508 05 58

Ester Martin Bergsmark - POJKTANTEN / SHE MALE SNAILS (SE/DK) 74min
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Ester Martin Bergsmark
POJKTANTEN
Sweden, Denmark, 2012, HD, 74 min

SHE MALE SNAILS
This film weaves intimate bath time conversations between Ester Martin Bergsmark and the writer Eli Levén together with the story of the Boy Hag – a fantasy world that centres on a person caught between two genders who creates a third in order to survive.

Ester Martin Bergsmark
Born in 1982 in Stockholm. During his studies at the school of documentary filmmaking at Biskops Arnö he met Mark Hammarberg. They have been working closely together for four years, developing a characteristic and innovative style. Their projects are characterized by a will to experiment, an aesthetic drive and a skill for showing new images, rooted in today’s Sweden that pushes the envelope for the documentary genre. Their film, SWALLOW IT (2007), was an experiment that has been described as a kick in the stomach of traditional film-making. Director Lukas Moodyson has been helping out during every step of the way as dramaturgist and creative supporter. MAGGIE IN WONDERLAND (2008) is their feature film debut. In 2008 Ester Martin Bergsmark was awarded a Guldbagge (Best Swedish documentary) for MAGGIE IN WONDERLAND. In 2009 he contributed to the debated feminist porn suite DIRTY DIARIES with his short FRUITCAKE, shown on numerous film festivals.

Swedish Film Institute
sara.ruster@sfi.se
+46 8 665 11 41

Mia Donovan - INSIDE LARA ROXX (CA) 77min
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Mia Donovan
INSIDE LARA ROXX
Canada, 2011, MiniDV/HD, 77 min

INSIDE LARA ROXX
In the spring of 2004, 21-year old Lara Roxx left her hometown of Montreal and headed to L.A. to try to make tons of cash in the adult entertainment industry. Within two months of working in this industry she contracted the most virulent form of HIV while performing sex in front of the camera. ‘Inside Lara Roxx’ is a feature-length-documentary about the events leading up to that scene and the years after it- it is about the adult movie industry and its impact on a young life.

Mia Donovan
She is a filmmaker and award-winning photographer. She moved to Montreal at age seventeen to escape her hometown of Moncton, New Brunswick. As an artist Mia’s work focuses on issues surrounding female sexual identity. Her most recent photographic works, ‘Stripped’ and ‘Peepshow’, documents Montreal area sex workers. After a few years of photographing strippers, escorts and porn stars she would meet Lara Roxx, and film with her over the next five-years. The result is ‘Inside Lara Roxx’, Mia’s first feature documentary.

EYESTEELFILM
mia@eyesteelfilm.com
+1 514 571 4669

Sebastian Meise / Thomas Reider - OUTING (AT) 76min
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Sebastian Meise / Thomas Reider
OUTING
Austria, 2012, HD, 76 min

OUTING
The documentary ‘Outing’ portrays the young archaeologist Sven, who found out during puberty that he feels sexually attracted to children. Sven openly talks about his paedophile inclination and his determination to never act on it. The film accompanies its protagonist over four years, and reveals his inner struggle. It raises questions regarding moral limits and the position of people like Sven with society.

Sebastian Meise
Born in Tirol, Austria, in 1976. He first studied Painting and Philosophy, later Directing at the Vienna Film Academy. During his studies, he produced several short films and documentaries together with Thomas Reider. His first feature-length documentary ‘Outing’ is closely linked to his multi-award-winning film debut ‘Stillleben’ (Still Life). Sebastian Meise lives and works in Vienna.

Thomas Reider
Born in 1980, he studied Journalism and Dramatics at the University of Vienna, followed by studies of Script and Dramaturgy at the Vienna Film Academy. He first worked together with Sebastian Meise during their studies. Together, they produced short films, documentary works for cinema and television, a TV-mini-series and the feature film ‘Stillleben’ (Still Life). Thomas Reider lives in Vienna and works as an independent writer and director.

Austrian Film Commission
festivals@afc.at
+43 1 526 33 23

Alejandra Sanchez - AGNUS DEI / LAMB OF GOD (FR/MX) 84min
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Alejandra Sanchez
AGNUS DEI
France, Mexico, 2010, HD, 84 min

LAMB OF GOD
A courageous documentary on the thorny subject of paedophilia in the Catholic Church. As an 11-year-old altar boy, Jesús, now 26, was abused by a priest. After years of silence, he decides not only to bring criminal charges against his aggressor, but to confront him in the flesh. This is the story of Jesús’s journey, a mandatory hiatus on the road to forgiveness, born of a deep-seated need to come to terms with the past. Jesús is torn between brotherly love and anger toward his sexual predator in this film full of nuances that gives a name and a face to a problem stigmatized by silence.

Alejandra Sanchez
Studied Cinematography at University Center for Cinematographic Studies (Centro
Universitario de Estudios Cinematografícos). Her debut feature documentary, Bajo Juárez: La ciudad devorando a sus hijas, has earned her several national and international recognitions; Best Documentary (Chicago, San Diego, Cinesul Brasil and Morelia Film Festivals); Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival and Documentary Cinema at IDFA; it was also nominated to the Ariel as Best Documentary by the Mexican Academy of Science and Cinematographic Art (Academia Mexicana de Ciencias y Artes Cinematográficas). Alejandra won in 2006 the Talent Campus Scholarship, at the Berlin Film Festival. She has also worked for public television as creator and director of science and health shows. She is currently an academic and founder of the Image Research and Production Center (CIPI) for Mexico City’s Autonomous University (Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México).

CAT & DOCS
maelle@catndocs.com
+33 1 44 59 63 53

Raphaël Siboni - IL N'Y A PAS DE RAPPORT SEXUEL / THERE IS NO SEXUAL RAPPORT (FR) 78min
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Raphaël Siboni
IL N’Y A PAS DE RAPPORT SEXUEL
France, 2011, HD, 78 min

THERE IS NO SEXUAL RAPPORT
A portrait of HPG, actor, director, and producer of pornographic films, entirely conceived from the thousands of hours of making-of recorded during his film shoots. More than a simple archive of the behind the scenes of an X-rated film, this documentary questions pornography and the passion for reality that characterizes it.

Raphaël Siboni
Born in 1981, Raphaël Siboni is a filmmaker and contemporary artist. Represented by the gallery Loevenbruck in Paris, he exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo (2010), the Force de l’Art (2009) and at the Biennale International Santa Fe (2007). He is currently working on writing a full-length feature films for the cinema. There is no sexual rapport is his first feature documentary.

CAPRICCI FILMS
isabelle.nobile@capricci.fr
+331 83 62 43 84

Antonio Perajica - ČUVAJ FILM / SAVE THE FILM (HR) 23min
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Antonio Perajica
ČUVAJ FILM
Croatia, 1943-1945, 16mm, bez tona / silent, 23min

SAVE THE FILM
An original footage that the head of Film and Propaganda Section of the WWII Partisan Proletarian Brigade – also one of the best known defects from the Rome’s Cinecitta Studio – hid away in the wake of the war. Nine edited original prints, made over the period from 1943 – 1945, were obviously prepared for screening, but were never actually screened. Their author claimed the prints had been eaten by cows.
Still, after a thorough investigation, secret services managed to trace and confiscate two reels. That footage probably depicts the brigade’s war path from Belgrade to Zagreb. They are also mentioned in war diaries of the author’s fellow combatants. Other footage, showing sea missions, scenes of Kornati Islands, Šibenik, Senj, Split, Zagreb, Korenica, Split and the march to Trieste via Slovenia, have remained concealed. The author himself can be seen at the end of the footage.
Just before his death, a year before Croatia’s cessation from Yugoslavia, the author told his granddaughter Ana where the reels are, describing to her the contents of the footage. He also told her, ‘Save the film’, by which he meant, chose your own way and use the reel of life sparingly. This piece of advice also best describes the quick editing used on the footage – resulting from economy imposed by war and the influence of the author’s original profession – photography.

Antonio Perajica
(1915 – 1992) started working as a photograph’s assistant as early as at age of 6. By the time he reached 17, he had worked in several prominent photo studios in Split: Borowich, Sinobad and Dvornik. In 1934 he bought his first Leica camera and started working on his own. Soon afterwards he was arrested for taking part in protests in Split, when many local young people were killed. During the next seven years, he worked on feature films in Roma’s Cinecitta Studio. In 1943, after the fall of Italy, he left Rome, taking his film camera with him. He joined Yugoslav Partisans – the famed First Proletarian Brigade. He depicted its actions on film and photographs. At the end of the war, he was the head of the Film and Photographic Section of the First Proletarian Brigade.

Despite his high war decorations and his very professional camera, he was not admitted to the General Staff Film Section, where almost all filmmakers ended up at the end of the war. He was obviously resented due to his cinematic experiments and his attitude that a camera should not take sides in war.

Instead of following the beaten track of other early resistance fighters, he switched to private business. Immediately after the war, he founded Perajica Studio in Split,

dr.sc. Ana Peraica
Atelier Perajica Peristil
www.atelierperajica.com

Lordan Zafranović - NEDJELJA / SUNDAY (HR) 94min
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Lordan Zafranović
NEDJELJA
Croatia, 1969, 35mm, 94 min

SUNDAY
Based on the short fiction Sunday. Five young men and a gallery of characters around them on one particular Sunday.
Producer: FAS ZAGREB, AB BARANDOV

DEAR JOHNNY, SOMEBODY STOLE YOUR GOLD
Somebody steals Johhny’s gold in the premises of Kino klub Split. He just says: Fuck me for letting myself be brought to this amateur club!
Producent: SAG MEDITERAN

Lordan Zafranović
Born in 1944 in Maslinca on the island of Šolta, Croatia. Graduated at Marine school, got a degree in literature and fine arts at Teacher Training College in Split. He obtained a degree from Film Academy (FAMU) in Prague in 1971, in the class of Academy Award winner Elmar Klas. He received a Ph.D. in film directing.
From year 1971 onwards, lives and works in Zagreb. In year 1991 he left his homeland to finish the film The Decline of the Century (Testament L . Z.). From 1991 until the end of 1994 he lived in Paris. In 1992 he lived in Vienna, where he spent one year. From 1995 until 2005 he lives and works in Prague. For the last 5 years, he has been working in Zagreb (Croatia) his documentary TV serial about Tito, entitled The last Witnesses of Heritage.
He is a father of a three children from two marriages, son Ivan and the twins – son Lordan Lav and daughter Loredana.

www.lordanzafranovic.com

SCHEDULE 2012