2013

Awards

WORKERS - José Luis Valle
GRAND PRIX

Mexico, Germany, 2013, HD, 120 min

WORKERS
After a whole life of work at Tijuana, Rafael and Lidia are victims of injustice against their rights and dignity: Rafael learns that due to a paperwork mistake, he will not be entitled to his retirement pension. As for Lidia, she finds out that her employer will leave the entire heirloom to the dog, and that the fortune would only be passed down to the employees should the dog die. In their own way, alone and silently, they´ll begin a battle: Rafael against a company, Lidia against a dog. Curiously, these struggles are not visible.

José Luis Villa
Born in El Salvador. Mexican citizen. His documentary El Milagro del Papa / The Pope’s Miracle, was selected for the Critic’s Week at the 62nd Locarno International Film Festival, and won FEISAL award at 24th Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG). His short film Quimera won the Kodak Filmschool Competition and received Honorary Mention from the Jury at 21st Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG), was also screened at many festivals. His short film Vieja el último won the prize “One Minute for Human Rights” of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), category “Women’s rights and gender”. Author of Cali and Mona, book in braille for blind children supported by the programme for joint promotion of cultural projects of the National Fund for Culture and Arts. Workers is his first feature film.

hippolyte@mpmfilm.com

MÔJ PES KILLER / MY DOG KILLER - Mira Fornay
SPECIAL AWARD

Slovakia, Czech Republic, 2013, 35mm, 90 min

MY DOG KILLER
A one day drama of eighteen year old Marek living near Slovak – Moravian border with his dad and with his racist friends – hooligans, however Marek’s best friend is only his dog. Marek’s life is shaken up when he discovers the secret of his lost mother Marika.

Mira Fornay
Her first feature, Líštičky/Foxes premiered in the International Critic’s Week competition during the 2009 Venice Film Festival. The film was screened at top world festivals such as IFF Pusan, IFF Warsaw, IFF Stockholm, IFF Rotterdam, IFF Seattle and many others. Mira received several awards for Foxes in Slovakia such as The Best Young Filmmaker for 2008-2009 awarded by Slovak Film and TV Academy, Slovak Film Critics’ Award for 2010 and the prize for The Most Talented Filmmaker under the age of 35 awarded by Tatra banka in 2010. With My Dog Killer she won the best script in Slovakia Award of Tibor Vichta in 2009, and the project was selected at the Berlinale co-production market in 2010. The film won the honorable mention awards at the Agora Works in Progress of the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2012.

films@m-appeal.com

YUMEN - Xu Ruotao / J.P. Sniadecki / Huang Xiang
SPECIAL AWARD

China, USA, 2013, 16mm. 65 min

YUMEN
It combines ghost stories and “ruin porn” to form a celluloid psycho-collage of wandering souls seeking connection with one another and a lost collective history among the frozen remnants of the abandoned oil town of Yumen in China’s northwest Gansu province.

Xu Ruotao
Born in 1968 in Shenyang, China, Xu Ruotao is a visual artist and a film director who lives and works in Songzhuang, a growing artist village on the outskirts of the Beijing municipality. In the 1990s, Xu began his career as a painter and image-maker in the creative community of Yuanmingyuan, which was China’s first independent artist village. He started making films in 2000 and has produced two features, Yumen (2013) and Rumination (2009), and three shorts, Broken Line (2012), Archaeology of Architecture (2012), and Temporary Shelter (2009).

Huang Xiang
Born in 1974 in southern China, and currently lives and works in Songzhuang, Beijing as an artist and filmmaker. Due to his 2011 performance art piece Jasmine Flower, Huang Xiang was placed under criminal detention by Chinese authorities for 30 days. Following his release, he was restricted from pursuing artistic production and exhibition. Now Huang Xiang is primarily engaged in independent filmmaking, and has produced and directed his first feature, Roast Chicken (2012), prior to co-directing Yumen (2013).

J.P. Sniadecki
Born in 1979 on a goat farm in Michigan and grew up in the industrial rustbelt of Northern Indiana. A filmmaker and a PhD candidate in media anthropology at Harvard, his work has received numerous awards, including the Joris Ivens Award for Chaiqian/Demolition, the Gian Paolo Award for Best Anthropological Film at Festival dei Popoli for People’s Park (co-directed with Libbie Cohn), and two Golden Leopards at the Locarno International Film Festival for Foreign Parts (co-directed with Verena Paravel). He is also founder and co-curator of Emergent Visions, a film series that screens new independent cinema from China.

jpsniadecki@gmail.com

YADERNI WYDHODY - Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
COMPETITION SHORTS

Ukraine, 2012, DCP, 25 min

NUCLEAR WASTE
Sergiy and Sveta live in Chernobyl. Sergiy is a truck-driver at a radioactive waste utilization plant. Sveta works at a radioactive decontamination laundry. Their work and their life are dictated by one unchangeable rhythm with clockwork precision. But what sets this mechanism in motion – day by day?

Miroslav Slabošpickij
Born in Kiev in 1974. His debut short THE INCIDENT has competed in about 25 festivals in 17 countries. His second film DIAGNOSIS has been nominated for Golden Bear. His latest short film DEAFNESS is his second Berlinale outing and also got a Golden Bear nomination. In the autumn of 2010, has received a grant for development of his first full-length feature film from the Hubert Bals Fund of Rotterdam Film Festival.
In 2012, Myroslav won the Silver Leopard of the Locarno Film Festival’s competition program “Pardi di domani” for his film NUCLEAR WASTE.

myrek@mail.ru

SPECIAL FESTIVAL AWARD
Peter Kubelka, Austria
For his outstanding contribution to the development of the art of the moving image.

Programme 2013

Justine Triet - LA BATAILLE DE SOLFERINO / AGE OF PANIC (FR) 94min

Justine Triet
LA BATAILLE DE SOLFÉRINO
France, 2013, HD, 94 min

AGE OF PANIC
May 6, 2012. Cable news reporter Laetitia is covering the French presidential elections, while Vincent, her ex-husband, demands to see their two young daughters. It’s a manic Sunday in Paris: two agitated girls, a frazzled babysitter, a needy new boyfriend, a grumpy lawyer and France cut in half!

Justine Triet
She graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She has directed several films on video, examining the place of the individual within a group: Sur Place (2007), shot during student demonstrations, Solférino (2008), shot during presidential elections. In 2009, she directed Des Ombres dans la maison in a township of Sao Paolo. Two Ships, her first short fiction film directed in 2010, won many prizes in French and International festivals (EFA award for Best European Film at the 2012 Berlinale, Grand Prix at Anger’s Premiers Plans Film Festival, Grand Prix at the Belfort Film Festival, preselection for best short film at the French Cesar 2013). La Bataille de Solferino (Age of Panic) is her first feature film.

avril@eccefilms.fr

Mira Fornay - MÔJ PES KILLER / MY DOG KILLER (SK/CZ) 90min

Mira Fornay
MÔJ PES KILLER
Slovakia, Czech Republic, 2013, 35mm, 90 min

MY DOG KILLER
A one day drama of eighteen year old Marek living near Slovak – Moravian border with his dad and with his racist friends – hooligans, however Marek’s best friend is only his dog. Marek’s life is shaken up when he discovers the secret of his lost mother Marika.

Mira Fornay
Her first feature, Líštičky/Foxes premiered in the International Critic’s Week competition during the 2009 Venice Film Festival. The film was screened at top world festivals such as IFF Pusan, IFF Warsaw, IFF Stockholm, IFF Rotterdam, IFF Seattle and many others. Mira received several awards for Foxes in Slovakia such as The Best Young Filmmaker for 2008-2009 awarded by Slovak Film and TV Academy, Slovak Film Critics’ Award for 2010 and the prize for The Most Talented Filmmaker under the age of 35 awarded by Tatra banka in 2010. With My Dog Killer she won the best script in Slovakia Award of Tibor Vichta in 2009, and the project was selected at the Berlinale co-production market in 2010. The film won the honorable mention awards at the Agora Works in Progress of the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2012.

films@m-appeal.com

Ektoras Lygizos - TO AGORI TROI TO FAGITO TOU POULIOU / BOY EATING THE BIRD'S FOOD (GR) 80min

Ektoras Lygizos
TO AGORI TROI TO FAGITO TOU POULIOU
Greece, 2012, DCP, 80 min

BOY EATING THE BIRDS’S FOOD
A 22-year-old boy in Athens has no job, no money, no girlfriend and no food to eat, but he’s got a canary bird and a beautiful singing voice. When he finds himself without a home, he has to seek a shelter for his bird. And when the bird gets trapped inside the shelter, the boy has to find some help. He has to find someone to confess that he has no job, no money, no girlfriend and no food to eat. Pigs –we eat them. Cows –we eat them and take their milk. Sheep –we take the wool. Dogs, the guardians –they protect our houses. Canaries? What do canaries do? They are completely useless: we feed them, we water them, and all they do is sing.

Ektoras Lygizos
Born in Athens, has until now primarily worked in theater, directing productions of plays by Samuel Beckett, Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov, and Alfred Jarry. In 2004 he competed at Venice in the Corto Cortissimo section with the short film Pure Youth /Agna niata. Boy Eating the Bird’s Food (2012) is his feature film debut.

kasia.karwan@premium-films.com

Véréna Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor - LEVIATHAN (US/FR/UK) 87min

Lucien Castaing-Taylor / Véréna Paravel
LEVIATHAN
USA, France, UK, 2012, DCP, 87 min

LEVIATHAN
A groundbreaking, immersive portrait of the contemporary commercial fishing industry. Filmed off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts – at one time the whaling capital of the world as well as Melville’s inspiration for ‘Moby Dick’; it is today the country’s largest fishing port with over 500 ships sailing from its harbor every month.
Leviathan follows one such vessel, a hulking groundfish trawler, into the surrounding murky black waters on a weeks – long fishing expedition. But instead of romanticizing the labor or partaking in the longstanding tradition of turning fisherfolk into images, filmmakers present a vivid, almost-kaleidoscopic representation of the work, the sea, the machinery and the players, both human and marine.

Lucien Castaing-Taylor / Véréna Paravel
Filmmakers, artists, and anthropologists, who work at the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University. Their work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (NY), and the British Museum, and has been screened at the AFI, BAFICI, Berlin, CPH:DOX, Locarno, NewYork, Toronto, and Viennale film festivals, and exhibited at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Centre Pompidou, the Berlin Kunsthalle, Marian Goodman Gallery, the X-Initiative, and elsewhere. Paravel’s previous films include Foreign Parts (2010, with J.P. Sniadecki) Interface series (2009-10) and 7 Queens (2008); and Castaing-Taylor’s Hell Roaring Creek (2010), The High Trail (2010), Sweetgrass (2009, with Ilisa Barbash), In and Out of Africa (2001, with Barbash), and Made In USA (1990, with Barbash).

arretetantecinema@gmail.com

Jeong-hoon Park - DECEMBER (KR) 113min

Jeong-hoon Park
DECEMBER
South Korea, 2012, HD, 113 min

DECEMBER
In January, a couple walks downtown at dawn. Is this a love story?
Situations following after ‘February’ and ‘March’ put audiences in confusion.
An intriguing narrative structure built on twisting time and converting relationships.

Jeong-hoon Park
Born in 1980. Park Jeong-hoon graduated at the Department of Moving Image Design of Kaywon School of Art & Design. He lead several music video and commercial productions at TV-CM Production, and his short film Perhaps The Beginning (2006) was invited to St. Louis International Film Festival, Busan Asian Short Film Festival and Seoul World Short Film & Video Festival.

dbpjh@hanmail.net

Xu Ruotao / J.P. Sniadecki / Huang Xiang - YUMEN (CN/US) 65min

Xu Ruotao / J.P. Sniadecki / Huang Xiang
YUMEN
China, USA, 2013, 16mm. 65 min

YUMEN
It combines ghost stories and “ruin porn” to form a celluloid psycho-collage of wandering souls seeking connection with one another and a lost collective history among the frozen remnants of the abandoned oil town of Yumen in China’s northwest Gansu province.

Xu Ruotao
Born in 1968 in Shenyang, China, Xu Ruotao is a visual artist and a film director who lives and works in Songzhuang, a growing artist village on the outskirts of the Beijing municipality. In the 1990s, Xu began his career as a painter and image-maker in the creative community of Yuanmingyuan, which was China’s first independent artist village. He started making films in 2000 and has produced two features, Yumen (2013) and Rumination (2009), and three shorts, Broken Line (2012), Archaeology of Architecture (2012), and Temporary Shelter (2009).

Huang Xiang
Born in 1974 in southern China, and currently lives and works in Songzhuang, Beijing as an artist and filmmaker. Due to his 2011 performance art piece Jasmine Flower, Huang Xiang was placed under criminal detention by Chinese authorities for 30 days. Following his release, he was restricted from pursuing artistic production and exhibition. Now Huang Xiang is primarily engaged in independent filmmaking, and has produced and directed his first feature, Roast Chicken (2012), prior to co-directing Yumen (2013).

J.P. Sniadecki
Born in 1979 on a goat farm in Michigan and grew up in the industrial rustbelt of Northern Indiana. A filmmaker and a PhD candidate in media anthropology at Harvard, his work has received numerous awards, including the Joris Ivens Award for Chaiqian/Demolition, the Gian Paolo Award for Best Anthropological Film at Festival dei Popoli for People’s Park (co-directed with Libbie Cohn), and two Golden Leopards at the Locarno International Film Festival for Foreign Parts (co-directed with Verena Paravel). He is also founder and co-curator of Emergent Visions, a film series that screens new independent cinema from China.

jpsniadecki@gmail.com

Mohammad Shirvani - LARZANANDEYE CHARBI / FATSHAKER (IR) 85min

Mohammad Shirvani
LARZANANDEYE CHABRI
Iran, 2013, HD, 85 min

FAT SHAKER
The story of a father and son is fashioned from intense, powerful images, surreal or even seemingly absurd at times. At one level, the film appears to criticize the country’s patriarchy and the circumstances in rural Iran, but it is primarily a pictorial sequence of meanings and situations, an elegantly constructed line that is open to a wide variety of interpretations.

Mohammad Shirvani
(1973, Tehran) is a director, screenwriter, producer and editor. Since 2000 he has created seven shorts, seven documentaries and two fiction films: Navel (2004) and Fat Shaker (2013). After its premiere at Sundance, Fat Shaker won one of the three equal Hivos Tiger Awards at Rotterdam 2013.

fatshaker2013@gmail.com

José Luis Valle - WORKERS (FR) 120min

José Luis Valle
WORKERS
Mexico, Germany, 2013, HD, 120 min

WORKERS
After a whole life of work at Tijuana, Rafael and Lidia are victims of injustice against their rights and dignity: Rafael learns that due to a paperwork mistake, he will not be entitled to his retirement pension. As for Lidia, she finds out that her employer will leave the entire heirloom to the dog, and that the fortune would only be passed down to the employees should the dog die. In their own way, alone and silently, they´ll begin a battle: Rafael against a company, Lidia against a dog. Curiously, these struggles are not visible.

José Luis Villa
Born in El Salvador. Mexican citizen. His documentary El Milagro del Papa / The Pope’s Miracle, was selected for the Critic’s Week at the 62nd Locarno International Film Festival, and won FEISAL award at 24th Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG). His short film Quimera won the Kodak Filmschool Competition and received Honorary Mention from the Jury at 21st Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG), was also screened at many festivals. His short film Vieja el último won the prize “One Minute for Human Rights” of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), category “Women’s rights and gender”. Author of Cali and Mona, book in braille for blind children supported by the programme for joint promotion of cultural projects of the National Fund for Culture and Arts. Workers is his first feature film.

hippolyte@mpmfilm.com

Chris Gude - MAMBO COOL (CO) 62min

Chris Gude
MAMBO COOL
Colombia, USA, 2013, HD, 62 min

MAMBO COOL
A dispossessed drug dealer and his derelict companions are part of a cool generation that confronts displacement, sickness, and cultural decay in the back alleys of a city in Colombia. They are acquainted with many people on the streets, but are selective with their friendships. With all their connections dead, they struggle to survive on their own terms.

Chris Gude
Born 1985 in New York. He has borrowed money, pushed cars, and stared into the abyss. Mambo Cool is his first film.

chrisgude@gmail.com

Mohammad Reza Alimorad - CHAHARSHANBEH / WEDNESDAY (IR) 14:30 min

Mohammad Reza Alimorad
CHAHARSHANBEH
Iran, 2013, HD, 14 min 30 sec

WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, or maybe Tuesday…

Mohammad Reza Alimorad
A man who could say hello despite stomachache and extreme fear from sharks.

moh.alimorad@yahoo.com

Bryan Boyce - WALT DISNEY'S "TAXI DRIVER" (US) 4:31min

Bryan Boyce
WALT DISNEY’S “TAXI DRIVER”
US, 2012, HD, 4 min 31 sec

WALT DISNEY’S „TAXI DRIVER“
Walt Disney’s re-imagineering of Martin Scorsese’s classic film “Taxi Driver” follows Mickey Mouse-obsessed Travis Bickle as he looks for love in a rapidly transforming New York City. A ‘fair use’ parody by Bryan Boyce.

Bryan Boyce
San Francisco native filmmaker is a film and video artist whose work skewers American culture through appropriation and perversion of found footage. His work has screened at film festivals internationally.

distro@vdb.org

Alvaro Delgado Aparicio - EL ACOMPANANTE / THE COMPANION (PE) 22min

Alvaro Delgado Aparicio
EL ACOMPAÑANTE
Peru, 2012, Red One, 22 min

THE COMPANION
In the slums of Lima a young male prostitute takes care of his silent, invalid father who used to paint woodwork in the traditional manner. It’s hard work and he tries to break free, but his father is too dependent on him.

Alvaro Delgado Aparicio
He studied Economics and Business Management and attained a Master’s degree in Organisational Psychology in London. During his studies, he attended film directing workshops at the London Film Academy. At the moment, he is working on his first feature film.

alvaro@apoyo.com.pe

Daniela Delgado Viteri - MONSTRUO / MONSTER (AR) 15min

Daniela Delgado Viteri
MONSTRUO
Argentina, 2013, 16mm, 15 min

MONSTER
The monster wakes them up and wants to kick their asses.

Daniela Delgado Viteri
Born in Ecuador in 1987. She studied film at Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires (FUC). She also took some studies of Anthropology at Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). She wrote and directed the shortfilms “Entrevistas”, “Colectivo”, “Casa Circular”, „Culebra Junior“ and „Monstruo“. She also attended The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) for one semester and participated at the Berlinale Talent Campus #10 (2012). In 2013 she was admitted as an agent at CIA (Center of Investigation for the Arts) in Buenos Aires.

daniela.zoso@gmail.com

Alberto Diaz - STRINGLESS (ES) 14min

Alberto Díaz
STRINGLESS
Spain, 2013, HD, 14 min

STRINGLESS
A violinist desperately plays against her own existence. The effort, the overcoming and the struggle are the only guide to reach her dreams. The attempt to achieve perfection leaves stigmas on her body; however, nothing seems to matter when the objective includes complete freedom, without any ties…

Alberto Díaz
Born on February 27th, 1984, in Bóveda (Lugo), Spain.
After graduating in Audiovisual Communication (2002-2007) at Rey Juan Carlos University (Madrid), Al Díaz started a European Master’s Degree on Film Studies (2010). At the moment, he is working on his Ph-D on Digital Cinema.

stidistribuciones@gmail.com

Maryam Ebrahimi - THE DEATH ROW (SE) 5:40min

Maryam Ebrahimi
THE DEATH ROW
Sweden, 2013, HD, 5 min 40 sec

THE DEATH ROW
This is a short documentary about public reactions to the artistic act of 15 Afghan women who fight for women’s educational rights in the form of a performance.

Maryam Ebrahimi
Born in Tehran, Iran 1976. She studied at the Art University of Tehran and continiued her education at university of Konstfack in Stockholm, Sweden. Today she lives and works in Stockholm. Maryam has made several artistic videos with political and social themes. The Death Row is one of them and focuses on women’s right to education in Afghanistan. Subjects regarding to the Middle East and womens rights, are her key interest. She has produced and co-directed the feature documentaries “I Was Worth 50 Sheep” and ”No Burqas Behind Bars”.

farima@nimafilmsweden.com

Đuro Gavran - PRESUDA / VERDICT (HR) 11min

Đuro Gavran
PRESUDA
Croatia, 2013, HD, 11 min

THE VERDICT
Sixteen years after the war, several thousands of people gathered in Zagreb’s main square to watch a live broadcast of The Hague Tribunal’s verdict to Croatian generals. Using a series of close-ups, the film documents the eruption of emotions caused by the verdict.

Đuro Gavran
Born in 1982 in Bjelovar. He is an MA graduate in film and television directing (course documentary film) at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. He is an author of five documentary features, and two experimental films. In addition to film, he is involved in other forms of visual art (photography, graphics and installations). He has had three individual and about thirty group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. He has been a member of the Media Department of ULUPUH (Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts) since 2008. Together with Miljenka Čogelja and Boris Vidošević, in 2012 he launched Pipser d.o.o., a film production company and a design studio.

info@pipser.hr

Philippe Gregoire - AQUARIUM (CA) 14:26

Philippe Grégoire
AQUARIUM
Canada, 2013, Red 4K, 14 min 26 sec

AQUARIUM
The end of a relationship reveals the emptiness left in a woman’s life by the man she loves.

Philippe Grégoire
He studied film at the University of Montreal and received a Master’s degree
from the University of Quebec (Montreal), in addition to completing training in screenwriting at INIS. His most recent short film, Beep Beep, has been screened at over 40 film festivals around the world.

aquariumlefilm@gmail.com

Karin Hammer / Stefan Hafner - FUNNY GAMES GHOST (AT) 10min

Karin Hammer / Stefan Hafner
FUNNY GAMES GHOST
Austria, 2012, HD, 10 min

FUNNY GAMES GHOST
Haneke revisited. Scenes laid in synch over one another from the film Funny Games and its U.S. remake disclose the thriller as a formal prison: constricted in the director’s scrupulously regimented structure, the mirrored protagonists once again have no chance of escape. We watch them make their way to what is now a doubled horror. Thrill turns to analysis, and reflection on the craft of filmmaking, itself.

Karin Hammer
Born in 1977 in Vienna. She studied Film Editing in Vienna and Berlin. Currently she lives and works as a film editor and director in Vienna.

Stefan Hafner
Born in Klagenfurt, Austria. He studied Film in Vienna and Berlin. At the moment he lives and works as a screenwriter and director in Vienna.

office@sixpackfilm.com

HPG - MA VERSION / MY VERSION (FR) 5:24min

Hervé Pierre Gustave (aka HPG)
MA VERSION
France, 2013, HD, 5 min 24 sec

MY VERSION
In the office-appartment of the filmmaker, HPG and his girlfriend, Gwen. He wants to film her, she wants to make love. He can’t get hard, because he drank too much. Nine months pregnant, loyal and in love, she reads their story she wrote for his short film Mon Utérus (“My Womb”). HPG, provokes, interrupts, mocks and eventually calms down realizing she has something important to say.

Hervé Pierre Gustave (HPG)
He is an actor, producer and director of pornographic films. His is the pioneer of “gonzo” films in France. His scandalous autobiographical masterpiece, HPG son vit son œuvre, was his first feature film released in 2006.
In 2011, he confided thousands of hours of footage of his pornographic films to Raphael Siboni. The resulting Il n’y a pas de rapport sexuel is a radical work on the fringes of autofiction. In 2012, his book, Les Mouvements du bassin, dug back into autobiographical material, questioning maternal and paternal roles.

contact@capricci.fr

Vuk Jevremović - LA ISLA DE LOS MUERTOS / ISLE OF THE DEAD (ES) 8min

Vuk Jevremović
LA ISLA DE LOS MUERTOS
Spain, 2013, HD, 8 min

ISLE OF THE DEAD
What if a silent movie fan, Franz Kafka, offered F.W Murnau to make a film about his short story In the Penal Colony? One soldier is about to be executed because of his disobedience. The execution will be theoretically carried out by an ancient machine which engraves one sentence (the committed crime) on a man’s skin. But the government has decided that this type of punishment is inhuman, and it should be immediately forbidden. Also inspired by some original drawings of Kafka.

Vuk Jevremović
1959 born in Frankfurt on Main Germany
1984 graduated in Architecture at the Technical University in Belgrade, ex Yugoslavia
2002 graduated at the Academy of fine Arts in Munich, Germany – as Masterstudent by Professor Joseph Kosuth

vukje@yaho.com

Charbel Kamel - VORFREUDE (LB/FR) 3:36min

Charbel Kamel
VORFREUDE
Lebanon, France, 2013, Super 8mm, 3 min 36 sec

VORFREUDE
“ALLAH AKBAR”. Transcending BEIRUT. Transcending THE SEHNSUCHT. Transcending God and his culture.

Charbel Kamel
He graduated from ALBA in 2008 with a BA in filmmaking. Being interested in all sides of this field, he worked as actor, editor, assistant director, in production and more.
He spent one year in France doing a voluntary service within the frame of Nice Short film festival, where he shot his first Super8 film : Sehnsucht. Vorfreude is his second super8 experimental, to accomplish a trilogy with a third film soon. Vorfreude has won the 2nd jury prize in Nice at les rencontres de cinéma et de vidéo, Regard Indépendant.

charbelkamel@gmail.com

Juhani Koivumäki - HEIJASTUS / REFLECTION (FI) 6:47min

Juhani Koivumäki
HEIJASTUS
Finland, 2013, HD, 6 min 47 sec

REFLECTION
The short film is an insight into babies’ vision of the world before they absorb the surrounding environment’s ideas about time, place, emotions, and the distinction between themselves and the others.

Juhani Koivumäki
He has twelve years of experience working with short films. Many of his short films have been presented in short film festivals and screenings in Finland and around the world since 2002. He obtained an M.A. in Fine Arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki 2008.

submissions@av-arkki.fi

Marko Lampisuo - TULEVAISUUDEN AAVEET / FUTURE GHOSTS (FI) 6min

Marko Lampisuo
TULEVAISUUDEN AAVEET
Finland, 2012, DV, 6 min

FUTURE GHOSTS
From generation to generation the steps of an old house act as a setting for a family portrait. The picture taken with the family constructs one’s sense of self and relationship to others. It is a mirror whose reflection veils the original moment. The memory continuously changes itself. The image remembers but remains silent.

Marko Lampisuo
Visual artist Marko Lampisuo was born in 1970 in Turku and now lives in Pori, Finland. He received his B.F.A at Tampere Polytechnic School of Art and Media. Lampisuo works with video and graphics and with his performance rock band Utu. His themes deal with the state of the environment, the aesthetics of heavy rock as well as personal experiences in being a human being. He works slowly.

submissions@av-arkki.fi

Victor Lindgren - TA AV MIG / UNDRESS ME (SE) 15min

Victor Lindgren
TA AV MIG
Sweden, 2013, DV, 15 min

UNDRESS ME
Mikaela has undergone gender reassignment and is now a woman. One night at a bar she meets a guy who goes home with her. In Xxx, sexual objectification becomes a ‘playing doctors’ situation, each person wanting the other to take the first step towards sex. A film about our notions of masculinity and femininity, and how we come into existence through the way others see us.

Victor Lindgren
Born in Holmsund in Sweden in 1984, he has been working in film and television since he left school and is one of the co-owners of Bautafilm production company. He teaches filmmaking to children at festivals and in schools.

info@botniafilm.com

Jorge Lopez Navarrete - PEQUENO BLOQUE DE CEMENTO CON PELO ALBOROTADO CONTENIENDO EL MAR / LITTLE BLOCK OF CEMENT WITH DISHEVELED HAIR CONTAINING THE SEA (ES) 15:32min

Jorge Lopez Navarrete
PEQUEÑO BLOQUE DE CEMENTO CON PELO ALBOROTADO CONTENIENDO EL MAR
Spain, 2013, HD, 15 min 32 sec

LITTLE BLOCK OF CEMENT WITH DISHEVELED HAIR CONTAINING THE SEA
A dog and a mare embark upon a voyage together. With every step they take, the differences become inevitably clearer, and yet the profound mutual knowledge they develop over time shows the potential to suddenly produce a luminous moment between the two.

Jorge Lopez Navarrete
Born in Barcelona, he got a Communication degree at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. After several years working as a copywriter, he started developing personal video projects. In 2010 attended a Filmmaking International Workshop at the cinema school in Cuba, where he made a short film as a student practice. In 2011 he completed a Master in Digital Video at the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona. He made a low budget and self financed short film as the final project: Little Block of Cement With Disheveled Hair Containing The Sea, shot in Ecuador and finished after more than a year.

jolopezster@gmail.com

Pierre Martin - SUR LE PHIL / WHEN THE FLESH BECOME WORK (BE) 19min

Pierre Martin
SUR LE PHIL
Belgium, 2013, HDV, 19 min 6 sec

WHEN THE FLESH BECOMES WORK
Two-tone portrait of Philippe Sangdor, named Phil. Singer-performer for the group Tattoo noise act, Phil is a multiple character. The placid pace of his everyday life contrasts with his public performances made of tattoos, piercings, costumes or stripping. From hair to needle, from gardening to beers, Phil rides his steel body as a tireless extrovert. When the flesh becomes work…

Pierre Martin
Head of coup2pouce, a youth tv educational program aired on TéléBruxelles
and internet (Videp production). Working at the Centre Video de Bruxelles (CVB) for european video project (Yeff!, Grundtvig). Cameraman for the documentary Marhaban (Palestine/Westbank, Yelema prod, 2008). Director of video clip (for Bob Verschueren in 2011, Oli-B in 2010). Member of BuzzOnYourLips, concerts and parties production in Brussels (promoter, stage manager).

distribution@ajcnet.be

Barbara Medajska - INCONSPICUOUS (PL) 7:37min

Barbara Medajska
INCONSPICUOUS
Poland, 2013, 35mm, 7 min 37 sec

INCONSPICUOUS
This film without unnessasary words tells a story about threat.
The mystery why there is a cruel person who decides about our life, may be unsolved.

Barbara Medajska
Born in Vilnius and now lives in Warsaw. She studied Film Directing at the Polish National Film School in Lodz. In addition to her filmmaking, she writes screenplays, poetry, essays, prose, stage dramas. She is also involved in the fine arts (painting, graphic arts, photography).

bmedajskafilm@gmail.com

Ander Mendia - BEERBUG (ES) 7:43min

Ander Mendia
BEERBUG
Spain, 2012, HD / 3D computer, 7 min 43 sec

BEERBUG
Joe, who is busy running an old roadside petrol station, decides to take a break and have a beer. His efforts at enjoying his beer fail because someone is robbing him right under his nose.

Ander Mendia
Getxo, 1978. Qualified in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country and the holder of a Master’s Degree in 3D animation. Since 2001 he has worked for Baleuko production company as head of its modelling department, and as modeller and animator in various projects. In 2010 he founded his own production company under the name KATUE, in order to pursue his own projects.

kimuak@filmotecavasca.com

Byounggon Moon - SEIFEU / SAFE (KR) 13min

Byoung-Gon Moon
SEIFEU
South Korea, 2013, HD, 13 min

SAFE
Isn’t it TOO safe?

Byoung-Gon Moon
Born in Seoul, 1983. Entered Chung-Ang University Film school in 2002 and graduated in 2011. He made a short film for his graduation thesis and is the first Korean student to be invited to La Semaine de la Critique du Festival de Cannes. Liking to show the irony of life through stories, he is now developing his feature film scenario.

moonbyunggon@gmail.com

Daniel Moshel - METUBE: AUGUST SINGS CARMEN "HABANERA" (AT) 4min

Daniel Moshel
METUBE: AUGUST SINGS CARMEN „HABANERA“
Austria, 2013, HD, 4 min

METUBE: AUGUST SINGS CARMEN „HABANERA“
MeTube, a hommage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, gifted and less gifted self-promotors on the internet, has attracted international attention. No less than George Bizet´s Habanera from “Carmen” has been reinterpreted for MeTube and enhanced with electronic sounds.

Daniel Moshel
A gamer and director born 1976 in Offenbach am Main in Germany. In 2001 he finished Multimedia Art Studies at Techno-Z FH in Salzburg and has been living in Vienna since 2003. He directed short films Late Night (1998), Koma (2000), Sisi Grabner Olympic Profile (2010) and produced the short film The Doppelgaenger (2009). His film were shown and awarded at many international festivals including Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards, Silver World Medal at the New York City Film Festival and Busan International Short Film Festival.

office@sixpackfilm.com

Arab & Tarzan Nasser - CONDOM LEAD (FR) 14min

Arab & Tarzan Nasser
CONDOM LEAD
Palestinian Territories, 2013, HD, 14 min

CONDOM LEAD
“Cast Lead,” the name of the 2009 offensive against the Gaza Strip, alone tells of its brutality. So does the siege’s duration: 22 continuous days. Unable to move, people are plunged into an unbearable oppression of forced resignation. In the heart of war, do we make love? No, this quest for tenderness, this fundamental communication, the sexual instinct is suddenly cut off. The marriage bed becomes a kind of no man’s land. Right when we need the healing power of intimacy the most, love and desire become balloons just waiting to be burst. What condom can protect against this?

Arab i Tarzan Naser
Budding filmmakers and identical twin brothers Tarzan and Arab — real names Ahmed and Mohamed Abu Nasser — hail from Gaza. They were born in 1988, one year after the last cinemas in Gaza were closed. The brothers developed their passion for filmmaking with the help of Gazan filmmaker Khalil Al Mozayen, working together for four years in Gaza’s fledgling avant-garde film industry. In 2010, Tarzan and Arab received the A.M. Qattan Foundation’s prestigious Young Artist of the Year Award for
their conceptual artwork Gazawood, a series of mock-Hollywood posters for imaginary feature films named after real Israeli military offensives on Gaza, and their short film Colorful Journey. The posters and film were featured in a number of exhibits abroad, including at London’s Mosaic Room in 2011. Named two of the “50 People Shaping the Culture of the Middle East” by Al-Monitor in 2012, in October of the same year Tarzan
and Arab were invited to Jordan to take part in “THIS IS also GAZA: A Celebration of Contemporary Visual Arts from the Gaza Strip,” wherethey met the exhibition’s curator, the Palestinian architect and designer Rashid Abdelhamid.
In February of 2013 they shot their first short film, Condom Lead, under the brand new label. Made in Palestine Projectis currently working on the development of two feature films.

ma@widemanagement.com

Sergio Oksman - UNA HISTORIA PARA LOS MODLIN / A STORY FOR THE MODLINS (ES) 26min

Sergio Oksman
UNA HISTORIA PARA LOS MODLIN
Spain, 2012, 35mm, 26 min

A STORY FOR THE MODLINS
After appearing in Rosemary’s Baby, Elmer Modlin fled with his family to a far off country and shut himself away in a dark apartment for thirty years.

Sergio Oksman
Born in Brasil, 1970. He studied Journalism in Sao Paulo and Film in New York. He is a film teacher in Madrid, and runs the production company Dok Films since 2000.

mail@madridencorto.es

Adam Palenta - ZYCIE STYLEM DOWOLNYM / FREESTYLE LIFE (PL) 10min

Adam Palenta
ZYCIE STYLEM DOWOLNYM
Poland, 2012, HD, 10 min

FREESTYLE LIFE
A story of the art of putting up the fight, when the game involves the most competitive rivals – ourselves. Resistance to the determinism leads towards stubborn challenging oneselves to consecutive duels. The surface of the screen that precisely keeps the viewer from reality resembles the surface of water that separates swimmers from their disability.

Adam Palenta
Director, cinematographer; a graduate of Television and Cinema Image Realization and Photography at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Radio and Television Department at the Silesia University. He also graduated from the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing.

zofia@kff.com.pl

Jean-Gabriel Périot - THE DEVIL (FR) 7min

Jean-Gabriel Périot
THE DEVIL
France, 2012, HD, 7 min

THE DEVIL
“You don’t know what we are.”

Jean-Gabriel Périot
Born in France in 1974, Jean-Gabriel directed several short movies, both in video and cinema. He develops his own editing style with archives. Between documentary, animation and experimental, most of his works deal with violence and history. His last works, including Dies Irae, Even if she had been a criminal… and Nijuman no borei, were shown worldwide in numerous festivals and were honoured by many prizes.

info@alterego-prod.com

Elvis Popović - POINCAREOV TRIPTIH / THE TRIPTYCH OF THE POINCARE DISK (HR) 6min

Elvis Popović
POINCAREOV TRIPTIH
Croatia, 2013, HD, 6 min

THE TRIPTYCH OF THE POINCARE DISK
A video work that provides an interesting insight into the Poincare Disk, an abstract mathematical concept that maps the non-Euclidian, hyperbolic space of dimension 2 on a flat disk of radius 1. In an interesting way, the three-part film depicts the artistic view, symmetries and geometrical structure of Poincare Disk.

Elvis Popović
Born in Zagreb in 1969. Studied Physics at the Zagreb Faculty of Science and works in animation and multimedia in general.
He is interested in visualization of scientific problems. As everything he does is a result of thorough research and programming, he almost never uses plug-ins and models.

elvis.popovic@zg.t-com.hr

Stuart Pound - CHASE (UK) 9:25min

Stuart Pound
CHASE
UK, 2012, HD, 9min 26 sec

CHASE
A chase sequence taken from a famous Schwarzenegger film is turned into a
semi-abstract experience in which the world is literally turned on its side.

Stuart Pound
Born 1944, lives in London and has worked in film, digital video, sound and the visual arts since the early 1970’s. Since 1995 he has collaborated with the poet Rosemary Norman. Work has been screened regularly at international film and video festivals.

stuartpound@stuartpound.plus.com

Ben Rivers - THE CREATION AS WE SAW IT (UK/VU) 14min

Ben Rivers
THE CREATION AS WE SAW IT
UK, Vanuatu, 2012, 16mm, 14 min

THE CREATION AS WE SAW IT
Three mythical stories from the island nation of Vanuatu, South Pacific, concerning the origin of humans, why pigs walk on all fours, and why a volcano sits where it does.

Ben Rivers
He studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art, initially in sculpture before moving into photography and super8 film. In 1996 he co-founded Brighton Cinematheque which he then co-programmed through to its demise in 2006 – renowned for screening a unique programme of film from its earliest days through to the latest artist’s film and video. He is the recipient of numerous prizes.

distribution@lux.org.uk

Billy Roisz - ZOUNK! (AT) 6min

Billy Roisz
ZOUNK!
Austria, 2012, HD, 6 min

ZOUNK!
The random choreography of colorful, flashing screen signals that sink back into black, has its appeal. In Zounk! the play of horizontal, and later also vertical lines becomes ever more complex, step by step, transforming into series of flickering grids that also seem complex in terms of their color dramaturgy. What is first limited to black, white, and yellow, is soon expanded by red, green, and blue; and in the end again sinks into the great darkness. The images are triggered by the soundtrack, connected with its frequency.

Billy Roisz
Born in 1967. Lives and works in Vienna.
Currently video -and soundexperiments in the context of performance, installation and cinema. She specializes in feedback video and video / sound interaction.
using monitors, cameras, video mixingdesks, a selfbuilt videosynth, computer and turntables for video and sound generating.

office@sixpackfilm.com

Harald Schleicher - WAKE UP! (DE) 7:28min

Harald Schleicher
WAKE UP!
Germany, 2013, HD, 7 min 28 sec

WAKE UP!
It offers a view of the dreamer from the outside, shows the sleeper rolling to and from, laughing or talking in dream, awoken through fear: torn from the dreams, the experience still etched on their face. A few moments of transition from the world of the dream to conscious reality, attempts to get their bearings and process the dream or nightmare.

Harald Schleicher
1951 born in Backnang/Germany
1973 – 1979 Studies in Fine Arts
1983 – 1990 Studies in Cinematic Art, Promotion
1993 Professor for Cinematic Art, Kunsthochschule Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany

haraldschleicher@uni-mainz.de

Volker Schreiner - HOLLYWOOD MOVIE (DE) 7min

Volker Schreiner
HOLLYWOOD MOVIE
Germany, 2012, HDV, 7 min

HOLLYWOOD MOVIE
A transformation of Nam June Paik’s text “film scenario” into a movie. Hollywood stars speak Paik: “You can make any Hollywood movie interesting, if you cut the movie several times …” Michael Caine, Humphrey Bogart, Elizabeth Taylor, John Torturro, Katharine Hepburn and other protagonists of mainstream cinema are assembled to speak a text about deconstructing film watching.

Volker Schreiner
Video works since 1988/ grants at the Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, the Deutsche Akademie Villa Massimo Rome/ lectureships at the HfG Karlsruhe and the HBK Braunschweig/ visiting professorships at the HBK Braunschweig and the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz/ lectures, workshops and seminars a.o. in Rome, Istanbul, Casablanca, Jerusalem, Bangkok/ participation in numerous festivals
and tours/ works owned a.o. by the NBK Berlin, the ZKM Karlsruhe, the Ludwig Museum Cologne, the Museum für Neue Kunst Karlsruhe, the Amsterdam Film Museum/ distribution by Le Vidéographe Montréal, Heure Exquise! and Light Cone Paris/ internet: volkerschreiner.de

mail@volkerschreiner.de

Francesco Segré - CORPO A CORPO / CLOSE FIGHT (IT) 5min

Francesco Segré
CORPO A CORPO
Italy, 2012, 35mm, 5 min

CLOSE FIGHT
In her life as in Tae Kwon Do Lorena never lets her guard down, she is used to fighting. And winning. Only this time she might actually have something to lose.

Francesco Segré
(Milano, 1984) He is an italian director and filmmaker of Chilean and Austrian descent. He has been working as camera operator in many production companies around Europe, United States, Africa and Latin America. Close Fight is the second year final film made at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, where he studies as a director.

c.manfredonia@cscproduction.it

Jung Hee Seo - SING UNDER (FR) 10min

Jung Hee Seo
SING UNDER
France, 2012, 35 mm, 10 min

SING UNDER
Modern narrative of the inevitable extinction of the human myth or a millennium biblical flood, a dehumanized body of a girl is placed in its enigmatic state; hanging on a brute and domestic animal state. The black liquid, indicative of contamination of unknown origin, emanates from its body, through which malaise distorts in a poetic vision.

Jung Hee Seo
Media artist, lives and works in Paris, Seoul. Studied visual communication at the Univ. Hong-Ik (Seoul). Produces art films with Le Fresnoy, National Studio of Contemporary Arts (France).

eprigent@lefresnoy.net

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy - YADERNI WYDHODY / NUCLEAR WASTE (UA) 25min

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
YADERNI WYDHODY
Ukraine, 2012, DCP, 25 min

NUCLEAR WASTE
Sergiy and Sveta live in Chernobyl. Sergiy is a truck-driver at a radioactive waste utilization plant. Sveta works at a radioactive decontamination laundry. Their work and their life are dictated by one unchangeable rhythm with clockwork precision. But what sets this mechanism in motion – day by day?

Miroslav Slabošpickij
Born in Kiev in 1974. His debut short THE INCIDENT has competed in about 25 festivals in 17 countries. His second film DIAGNOSIS has been nominated for Golden Bear. His latest short film DEAFNESS is his second Berlinale outing and also got a Golden Bear nomination. In the autumn of 2010, has received a grant for development of his first full-length feature film from the Hubert Bals Fund of Rotterdam Film Festival.
In 2012, Myroslav won the Silver Leopard of the Locarno Film Festival’s competition program “Pardi di domani” for his film NUCLEAR WASTE.

myrek@mail.ru

Christopher Ian Smith - ARTERIAL (UK) 9:30min

Christopher Ian Smith
ARTERIAL
UK, 2013, HD, 9 min 30 sec

ARTERIAL
Every day Benjamin travels to work on the same road. He’s trapped in a cycle that he can’t escape, his life is his work and he lacks the company of others. One day he sees a girl by the road side, arcadian and beautiful, he can’t get her out of his mind.
He embarks on a journey with her and his life changes forever.

Christopher Ian Smith
After studying screenwriting at the University of California – Chris joined the audiovisual collective Addictive TV. At Addictive he was involved with the production and live performance of a wide range of experimental films, audiovisual cut-ups and motion graphics. Over the past 10 years Chris has been Creative Director at digital and advertising agencies – producing campaigns, ads, films and digital properties for a wide variety of brands. He has now left advertising behind to focus on filmmaking.

chris@modernmovingimage.com

John Smith - DAD'S STICK (UK) 4:56min

John Smith
DAD’S STICK
UK, 2012, HD, 4 min 56 sec

DAD’S STICK
An oblique portrait of the filmmaker’s father based upon three objects that he showed him shortly before he died.

John Smith
Born in Walthamstow, East London in 1952 and studied film at the Royal College of Art. Since 1972 he has made over fifty film, video and installation works that have been shown in independent cinemas and art galleries around the world. His work has been awarded major prizes at many international film festivals and has been profiled through retrospective programmes at festivals in Oberhausen, Cork, Tampere, Saint Petersburg, Uppsala, La Rochelle, Regensburg, Winterthur, Karlstad, Mexico City, Glasgow and Bristol. John Smith lives and works in London.

info@johnsmithfilms.com

Piotr Sulkowski - MIRUNA (PL) 20min

Piotr Sulkowski
MIRUNA
Poland, 2013, 35mm, 20 min

MIRUNA
After an argument with her lover, a young woman recklessly gets into the parked car of a mysterious stranger. Their brief encounter will lead to mutual attraction, insight and fatal accomplishment, during a journey to the end of the night.

Piotr Sulkowski
Graduated Ethnology at Warsaw University. He studied at the National Polish Film School in Lodz.

mg@filmschool.lodz.pl

Goran Škofić - FRONTA / THE FRONT (HR) 7:48

Goran Škofić
FRONTA
Croatia, 2012, HD, 7 min 48 sec

THE FRONT
The passing of one, two characters, then marching of a whole army as a river of multiplied characters, in addition to their permutations, make up the model that underlies the plot. The film shows an ordinary person that becomes some sort of a corporation by multiplying himself.

Goran Škofić
Born in Pula, Croatia in 1979. Works mostly with video and film. He combines electronically-manipulated images, collage, motion pictures and sound. In his recent works he has used his body as a medium of expression. He obtained his degree in Film and Video from Split Academy of Arts (under supervision of Prof. Dan Oki). He received the Radoslav Putar Award for artists of up to 35 years of age and the Jelena Rajković Award for Best Young Director. He represented Croatia at Europe and Mediterranean Youth Biennale 2009. He participated in art residences in Europe, North and South America. His works were shown at numerous exhibitions and festivals in Croatia and abroad.

damir.cucic@zg.t-com.hr

Rolf van Eijk - CODE A1 / CODE ONE (NL) 10:56

Rolf van Eijk
CODE A1
The Netherlands, 2012, HD, 10 min 56 sec

CODE ONE
When paramedics Jasper and Chris are called to an accident, they meet an aggressive crowd blocking the way. They decide to wait for the police in the ambulance, but when Chris sees the victim, he makes a life-changing decision.

Rolf van Eijk
Born in 1983. He studied screenwriting and directing at the Utrecht School of Arts. In 2007 he graduated with the film “HEAVEN ABOVE HOLLAND”. He was awarded the HKU AWARD for Most Innovative Graduation Project and the Silver Mikeldi Award at the Bilbao Film Festival. In 2009 he directed his first television film The Other. In 2011 he directed “INSIDE”, his second film for television. It was awarded the prestigious Golden Calf for best television drama at the Dutch Film Festival 2011.

raymond@revolver.nl

Britta Wandaogo - KROKODILE OHNE SATTEL / CROCODILES WITHOUT SADDLES (DE) 15:30

Britta Wandaogo
KROKODILE OHNE SATTEL
Germany, Burkina Faso, 2012, HD, 15 min 30 sec

CROCODILES WITHOUT SADDLES
“The day you don’t know where to go – remember where you came from”
A documentary road movie about the luck of being oneself. In the cosmos of Kaddi, there are no “correct” explanations – Why, how come, how! In her game of “What if”, she merges foreign with familiar and brings the past to the present.

Britta Wandaogo
Education & background : Bergische University Wuppertal and Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Since 1993 independent documentary filmmaker, since 2003 lectureship University of Applied Sciences. Member of LaDoc Dokumentarfilmnetzwerk (documentary film network) http://www.ladoc.de, 2000 formation of wandaogo-production.

wandaogo@gmx.de

Steven Woloshen - CROSSING VICTORIA (CA) 4min

Steven Woloshen
CROSSING VICTORIA
Canada, 2013, 35mm, 4 min

CROSSING VICTORIA
An experimental animation that recalls a treacherious, winter journey across a Montréal landmark.

Steven Woloshen
He was born in Montreal in 1960. In 1980, he was admitted to Concordia University in Montreal and specialized in 16mm independant film techniques. He has created many animated and experimental film projects and has been invited to show his work at many festivals, screenings and galleries in his country as well as, around the globe. In 2002, he presented to the public his first retrospective of films produced between 1982 and 2002. He is currently living in Montreal and is a member of the Director’s Guild of Canada since 1991, and the STCVQ since 1986.

dchouinard@videographe.qc.ca

Joung Yumi - YEON AE NO RI / LOVE GAMES (KR) 15:50min

Joung Yumi
YEON AE NO RI
South Korea, 2012, HD, 15 min 50 sec

LOVE GAMES
Games that lovers play.

Joung Yumi
Joung Yumi was born in Korea in 1981. From 2004 to 2006, Joung studied Animation Directing at the Korean Academy of Film Arts. In 2009, she wrote and directed the short animation, Dust Kid, which has received more than 10 international awards. In 2010, the short animation, Math Test, which Joung wrote and directed, was invited to the offcial short film competition section at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2011, Joung created two picture books; one based on Dust Kid and the other an original ‘picture diary’ of paintings and text titled Paranoid Kid. In 2012, Joung wrote and directed the short animation, Love Games.

news@c-a-r-t-e-blanche.com

Yan Zhou - BA BI LUN SHAO NIAN / THE RIVERS OF BABYLON (CN) 25min

Yan Zhou
BA BI LUN SHAO NIAN
China, 2012, HD, 25 min

RIVERS OF BABYLON
A young Chinese woman visits her home town of Beihai close to the Vietnamese border. Once the weekend is over she wants to return to her new life, far away from this small town. But a sudden typhoon prevents her from leaving. She begins to roam from one neighbourhood to another and meets an old schoolmate. Together they start to breathe new life into the town. On an excursion into the mangrove forest, a dark secret is revealed.

Yan Zhou
Born in Zhangjiakou in northern China in 1975, she grew up in Suzhou in southern China and studied at the Beijing Film Academy. She participated in the Berlinale
talent Campus in 2007 and her film THE LOST LAND screened in the Berlinale Shorts section in 2012.

lifeascinema@gmail.com

15/9/2013 PROGRAM 1
Volker Schreiner – HOLLYWOOD MOVIE
Francesco Segré – CORPO A CORPO / CLOSE FIGHT
Yumi Joung – YEON AE NO RI / LOVE GAMES
Maryam Ebrahimi – THE DEATH ROW
Mohammad Reza Alimorad – CHAHARSHANBEH / WEDNESDAY
Alberto Diaz – STRINGLESS
Britta Wandaogo – KROKODILE OHNE SATTEL / CROCODILES WITHOUT SADDLES

16/9/2013 PROGRAM 2
Harald Schleicher – WAKE UP!
Juhani Koivumäki – HEIJASTUS / REFLECTION
Đuro Gavran – PRESUDA / VERDICT
Byoung-gon Moon – SE-I-FEU / SAFE
Charbel Kamel – VORFREUDE
Pierre Martin – SUR LE PHIL / WHEN THE FLESH BECOME WORK
Ben Rivers – THE CREATION AS WE SAW IT

17/9/2013 PROGRAM 3
Bryan Boyce – WALT DISNEY’S „TAXI DRIVER“
Billy Roisz – ZOUNK!
Rolf van Eijk – CODE A1
Jean-Gabriel Périot – THE DEVIL
Vuk Jevremović – LA ISLA DE LOS MUERTOS / ISLE OF THE DEAD
Philippe Gregoire – AQUARIUM
John Smith – DAD’S STICK
Sergio Oksman – UNA HISTORIA PARA LOS MODLIN / A STORY FOR THE MODLINS

18/9/2013 PROGRAM 4
Daniel Moshel – METUBE: AUGUST SINGS CARMEN „HABANERA“
Elvis Popović – POINCAREOV TRIPTIH / THE TRIPTYCH OF THE POINCARE DISK
Victor Lindgren – TA AV MIG / UNDRESS ME
Jung Hee Seo – SING UNDER
Piotr Sulkowski – MIRUNA
Marko Lampisuo – FUTURE GHOSTS
Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy – YADERNI WYDHODY / NUCLEAR WASTE

19/9/2013 PROGRAM 5
Goran Škofić – FRONTA / THE FRONT
HPG – MA VERSION / MY VERSION
Ander Mendia – BEERBUG
Stuart Pound – CHASE
Daniela Delgado Viteri – MONSTRUO / MONSTER
Ian Christopher Smith – ARTERIAL
Yan Zhou – BA BI LUN SHAO NIAN / THE RIVERS OF BABYLON

20/9/2013 PROGRAM 6
Karin Hammer / Stefan Hafner – FUNNY GAMES GHOST
Steven Woloshen – CROSSING VICTORIA
Jorge Lopez Navarrete – PEQUENO BLOQUE DE CEMENTO CON PELO ALBOROTADO CONTENIENDO EL MARN / LITTLE BLOCK OF CEMENT WITH DISHEVELED HAIR CONTAINING THE SEA
Barbara Medajska – INCONSPICUOUS
Arab & Tarzan Nasser – CONDOM LEAD
Adam Palenta – ZYCIE STYLEM DOWOLNYM / FREESTYLE LIFE
Álvaro Delgado Aparicio – EL ACOMPAÑANTE / THE COMPANION

Libbie D. Cohn / J.P. Sniadecki - PEOPLE'S PARK (CN/US) 78min

Libbie D. Cohn / J.P. Sniadecki
PEOPLE’S PARK
China, USA, 2012, HD, 78 min

PEOPLE’S PARK
A 78-minute single shot documentary that immerses viewers in an unbroken journey through a famous urban park in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.
The film explores the dozens of moods, rhythms, and pockets of performance coexisting in tight proximity within the park’s prismatic social space, capturing waltzing couples, mighty sycamores, karaoke singers, and buzzing cicadas in lush 5.1 surround sound.
A sensory meditation on cinematic time and space, People’s Park offers a fresh gaze at public interaction, leisure and self-expression in China.

Libbie D. Cohn
She studied political philosophy and architecture at Yale University. She has lived and travelled in China since her infancy.

J.P. Sniadecki
He’s a filmmaker and PhD candidate in cultural anthropology at Harvard University. His films have received numerous awards, including the 2009 Joris Ivens Award at the Cinema du Reel Film Festival for Chaiqian / Demolition, and two Leopards at the 63rd Locarno Film Festival for Foreign Parts, which he co-directed with Verena Paravel. J.P. is also founder and co-curator of Emergent Visions, a film series that screens new independent cinema from the People’s Republic of China.

libbie.d@gmail.com
jpsniadecki@gmail.com

Fabian Daub - ROSIA MONTANA (DE) 78min

Fabian Daub
ROSIA MONTANA
Germany, 2012/2013, HD, 78 min

ROSIA MONTANA
The inhabitants of an ancient Carpathian village are fighting with all their power to ward off the destruction of their village by a Canadian corporation. But under their houses lie Europe’s largest gold resources. A fierce battle of David versus Goliath is taking place in the heart of Transylvania.

Fabian Daub
Born in Aachen 1972. Studied Film and Television at the University of Arts in Hamburg and film at the Ecole supérieure d’arts visuels Genève. Since 2007 running the Bildfolge Filmproduktion in Hamburg. Filmography: Lieux d’envie (2006), Was übrig bleibt (2008/2009), U-16 (2007), Scharranhauser Architecture (2010).

daub@bildfolge.com

Ivan Garcia - UN GRAN DESORDEN BAJO EL CIELO / A GREAT DISORDER UNDER HEAVEN (ES) 45min

Ivan Garcia
UN GRAN DESORDEN BAJO EL CIELO
Spain, 2013, DV, 45 min

A GREAT DISORDER UNDER HEAVEN
Excerpts from a Beijing University student diary during China’s Cultural Revolution. As Lin Biao said: “We must firmly implement the Chairman Mao Zedong’s instructions, whether we understand them or not”.

Ivan Garcia
Born in Palafrugell – Girona (Spain) in 1978 and is a librarian and archivist. He studied film directing and editing at the CECC in Barcelona. His shorts and full length documentaries have been selected and screened in several international film festivals such as BAFICI Buenos Aires, Jihlava IDFF, the World Film Festival of Montreal, Docupolis Chile, Docupolis Barcelona, Documenta Madrid, among others.

ivanitornen@hotmail.com

Nima Sarvestani - NO BURQAS BEHIND BARS (SE) 77min

Nima Sarvestani
NO BURQAS BEHIND BARS
Sweden, 2012, HD, 77 min

NO BURQAS BEHIND BARS
Takhar Prison. 40 women. 34 children. Four cells. No burqas.
A feature-length cinematographic documentary that takes viewers inside one of the world’s most restricted environments: an Afghan women’s prison. Through the prisoners’ own stories we explore how ‘moral crimes’ are used to control women in post-Taliban Afghanistan.
Women are normally faceless in Afghanistan. Outside the home burqas cover them from head to toe. The all-encompassing burqa completely mask their identity, rendering Afghan women invisible. And voiceless. Except when they are in prison, here they have nothing left to lose.
Sima, married at ten, with five children by the time she was 20 years old, is locked away together with her children for 15 years. Her ‘crime’? Fleeing from an abusive husband, who had already murdered one of his other wife’s and their child. Sara, locked away because she fell in love. Najibeh, Latife, and many more names – they all carry stories that testament the inner strength and dignity of the human being when she faces obscene living conditions.

Nima Sarvestani
Born December 22, 1958 in Shiraz, Iran. He is a Swedish-Iranian filmmaker. He worked as a journalist in Iran for several years reporting about social and political issues before he came to Sweden 1984. Since then he has been working as a filmmaker, directing and producing documentary films. He founded the production company Nima Film Productions in 1987, and for the past 26 years Nima Film have been producing a variety of different films in which unique global issues are explored through personal life stories. The major themes of Nima Sarvestanis films are often those of social political topics, and many of his films have created debates and won several awards worldwide. Having focused his filmmaking on subjects regarding the Middle Eastern countries, he has produced several documentaries about human beings in harsh environments with unique lifestyles, people fighting for their rights. He is currently living in Stockholm, where he’s working on his latest film production, expected to be released in the fall of 2013.

farima@nimafilmsweden.com

Marcin Malaszczak - SIENIAWKA (PL) 126min

Marcin Malaszczak
SIENIAWKA
Poland, 2013, RED / EX3, 126 min

SIENIAWKA
Sieniawka is a journey into the irrational subconscious of humanity.
Stefan attempts to make his way through a post-industrial no-man’s land. An encounter with a stranger forces the line between reality and imagination to become blurred. The future and the past become intertwined. Visions of another time emerge from Stefan’s mind. The cold-blooded surgeon used to work in the dissecting room. There was a cinema where everyone would go on the weekend. A state of complete delirium caused a young man’s heart to stop beating. In drifting through memory and the imaginary, Stefan witnesses death, mental illness and the margins of humanity in a passing world that resembles our own. All that remains are ruins – everything begins to dissolve. The concrete world no longer resembles the one that he was forced to leave. Internal chaos is mirrored by external chaos.

Marcin Malaszczak
Born in 1985 in Kowary Communist Poland, Marcin Malaszczak immigrated to West Berlin with his parents as a child. Experiencing the relative nature of political systems and shifting between two completely different worlds and realities (East-West) have influenced his work predominantly. His films explore how human perception undergoes constant change in attempting to adapt to a changing environment. He uncovers the institutional powers of society, raising the question: to what extent can individual freedom be achieved. He studied Film Directing at the German Film and Television Academy (dffb). His first feature length film Sieniawka premiered at the 63rd Berlinale (Forum) in 2013. Marcin currently lives and works in Berlin.

michel.balague@googlemail.com

Aran Hughes / Christina Koutsospyrou - STO LYKO / TO THE WOLF (GR/FR) 74min

Aran Hughes / Christina Koutsospyrou
STO LYKO
Greece, France, 2012, HD, 74 min

TO THE WOLF
Set over four days of unrelenting wind and rain in a remote village high up in the Nafpaktia mountains In western Greece, the film follows the lives of two shepherd families struggling for survival. The village, forsaken by god and man, has seen better days. Paxnis, the seasoned old shepherd with no hope left, had already foreseen the dire straits the country would be facing and is slowly sinking into despair. Giorgos, unable to sell his goats, is weighed down by mounting debts and drinks to forget. Combining documentary and fiction with an all-local cast, To the Wolf is both the reality and an unsettling allegory of modern-day Greece.

Aran Hughes
He is a filmmaker born in London in 1983. After attending London University of the Arts, he began to make films. Completing three shorts, his work progressed from scripted fiction to a looser documentary crossover style. In 2010, he began working on his first feature length project To the Wolf, a docu-realist exploration of remote shepherd life in the Greek mountains.

Christina Koutsospyrou
She is a visual artist born in Athens, Greece in 1980. She studied at the London College of Communication, where alongside other work, she developed a long-standing passion for photography and film. In 2010 she returned to her country of origin and began working on her first film project in collaboration with Aran Hughes, a docu-realist piece based on the lives of two shepherd families.

info@tothewolffilm.com

Beth B - EXPOSED (US) 78min

Beth B
EXPOSED
USA, 2013, HD (Blu-Ray), 78 min

EXPOSED
This film profiles eight female and male artists who use their nakedness to transport us beyond the last sexual and social taboos.
These cutting edge performers — operating on the far edge of burlesque – combine politics, satire, and physical comedy to question the very concept of “normal.” Through them, we get to examine our own inhibitions. The film creates a unique perspective, taking the audience into the clubs and other hidden spaces where these artists perform.

Beth B
She began directing Super-8 films in the 1970s, and soon became a star of New York’s underground. A multi-media artist, her films, TV & art projects deal with attitudes towards the body, gender and sex. Her work has been showcased at the Berlin, Sundance &Toronto film festivals, MoMA, Whitney Biennial, Deitch Projects, and in the documentary Blank City.

Masaharu Take - ÉDEN (JP) 101min

Masaharu Take
ÉDEN
Japan, 2012, HD, 101 min

ÉDEN
Miro is a choreographer and madame in a gay host bar, EDEN in Shinjuku 2-chome, Tokyo. Early morning, one hot summer day, Miro brings home a friend (Noripee) who’s had too much drink and is crying over her most recent break up.
Noripee is a woman on the inside, born in a man’s body. When she dies, Miro and the Eden dancers reflect on the rejection they constantly face from society and their families. They decide to bring Noripee’s body back to her family, who had disowned their son after his transformation.

Masaharu Take
Born in Japan. Started independent film making in 1986, participating in Meiji University film circle. He worked as a freelance assistant director with several Japanese directors. After the first feature film Boy Meets Busan (2007), he made three other feature films including Cafe Seoul (2009). Currently preparing a Japan-Mongol coproduction project.

keiko@alphaviolet.com

Wu Tsang - WILDNESS (US) 75min

Wu Tsang
WILDNESS
USA, 2012, HD, 75 min

WILDNESS
Film is a portrait of the Silver Platter, a historic bar on the eastside of Los Angeles that has catered to the Latin immigrant and queer community since 1963. With a touch of magical-realism, the bar itself becomes a character in the film. Voiced by a transgender actress from Guatemala, it whispers the histories of the LGBT community for whom it has provided sanctuary and a ‘safe space’ for generations.
The film captures the creativity and conflict that ensue when a group of young, queer artists of colour (Wu Tsang, DJs NGUZUNGUZU and Total Freedom) organise a weekly performance party, also called Wildness, at the bar.

Wu Tsang
Los Angeles-based filmmaker and artist who was named one of this year’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine. His first feature WILDNESS won the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary at Outfest 2012 (MoMA Doc Fortnight, SXSW, Hot Docs, SANFIC8 Santiago). His artworks have been presented at the 2012 Whitney Biennial and New Museum Triennial in New York, the ICA Philadelphia, MOCA Los Angeles, and upcoming at the Gwangju (South Korea) and Liverpool (UK) Biennials. He received grants from Good Works, Frameline, Wexner Center for the Arts, IFP Labs, Art Matters, Tiffany Foundation
and Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

jeffrey@thefilmcollaborative.org

Christina Voros - KINK (US) 80min

Christina Voros
KINK
USA, 2013, HD, 80 min

KINK
Director Christina Voros and producer James Franco pull back the curtain on the fetish empire of Kink.com, the Internet’s largest producer of BDSM content. In a particularly obscure corner of an industry that operates largely out of public view, Kink.com’s directors and models strive for authenticity. They aim to demystify the BDSM lifestyle, and to serve as an example and an educational resource for the BDSM community. In Kink, we discover not only a fascinating and often misunderstood subculture, but also, in a career far from the mainstream, a group of intelligent, charismatic, and driven people who really, truly love what they do.

Christina Voros
She is a Brooklyn-based director and cinematographer. Her first documentary film, The Ladies, received Grand Jury Prizes at Slamdance, Chicago International, GenArt, San Francisco International, Seattle International, Expression en Corto, Ojai, Vancouver and Edmonton International Film Festivals in 2008, and was selected by Spike Lee as the Grand Prize winner of the international Babelgum Film Festival in 2009. In 2010 she completed 127 Hours: An Extraordinary View the documentary portrait of director Danny Boyle’s Oscar nominated picture. As a cinematographer Ms. Voros’ recent narrative work includes As I Lay Dying, Child of God, The Broken Tower and Sal for director James Franco. Her documentary cinematography includes Saturday Night (SXSW, Tribeca), and Let Freedom Sing, for Emmy award-winner Jon Goodman (PBS).

jeffrey@thefilmcollaborative.org

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