вторник, 1 декабря 2015 г.

Lighter than Orange – The Legacy of Dioxin in Vietnam

Lighter than Orange, 72 min, documentary film with subtitles EN, FR, DE, VN available as DCP: EN and DE; BLURAY: EN and DE, DVD: EN, DE, FR, VN, E (from 12/2015 IT: 2016)

“It smelled sweet,” one woman remembered, “like ripe guavas.” Others remember it hanging in the air like a thick fog. Some say when aircrafts sprayed, it looked like stripes of powder decorating the sky. Yet their poetic observations are in stark contrast to the devastating power of Agent Orange and the painful consequences the Vietnamese people would soon experience.

Director: Matthias Leupold

Matthias Leupold, was born in East Berlin in 1959. Since
the 1980s he has been creating a parallel world through
his staged photography. Scenes from this world have
been exhibited in over 50 exhibitions in Europe, Asia
and the USA, and are published in several books, as
well as archived in international collections. Leupold is a
professor of Photography at an art and design university
in Berlin. It was during a trip with his photography students
to Vietnam in 2011, that Leupold first came in personal
contact with victims of Agent Orange, and it was out of
these encounters that he developed the material for this
documentary.

Specifications

Film Type:Documentary
Runtime:1 hour 12 minutes
Completion Date:February 1, 2015
Production Budget:124,000 USD
Country of Origin:Germany
Country of Filming:Viet Nam
Film Language:English, Vietnamese












Ulises doesn't live here anymore

Migration round.
Spain, a country of emigrants, received thousands of them earlier in the century. The crisis changed the trend and now many have been accompanied by many Spaniards who follow the same path.

Director: Juan Carlos García-sampedro

Born in León ( Spain ) on July 15, 1961 .
He studied in Madrid and CES, TAI film schools and the Círculo de Bellas Artes, among others. He has also studied at her school of Film and Television of San Antonio de los Banos (EICTV ) .
He has developed his career as a filmmaker and writer in the field of cinema and television , directing films, documentaries and programs of all kinds. He has worked in television as TVE, Tele Expo in Sevilla’92 or Tele 5, and TV producers like Zeppelin or National Greographic .
In film he has directed seven short films and feature-length documentary " De Asturias to Vietnam, a trip back in time ."

Specifications

Film Type:Documentary, Short
Runtime:30 minutes
Completion Date:January 1, 2015
Production Budget:37,000 EUR
Country of Origin:Spain
Country of Filming:Peru, Spain, Sweden
Film Language:Spanish







The Sentinel (2015)

The Sentinel follows the story of a father, Joel, who cares deeply for his family and takes pride in raising his only daughter, Samantha. However, his world is thrown into chaos when she is kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and left traumatized. Against the wishes of the police, he takes it upon himself to find the man who did it and make him pay for it, no matter what. The film takes you through a progressive journey of choosing right over wrong, and putting family first.rough a progressive journey of choosing right over wrong, and putting family first.
Director: Jay Parikh
Jay Parikh’s journey as a filmmaker began way before he crossed seven seas and reached all the way west to Uncle Sam's land in 2012. Despite having a degree and the brains of an engineer, he has a heart, every cell of which screams out loud with his immense passion for filmmaking. With over a five year long experience in the art of film making, Jay has won several accolades and awards for his work. As a director, he is not just entitled to giving life to his ideas and the story, but also giving creative liberty to his actors and bringing out the best in them. And Jay clearly aces in it. Being a young filmmaker from India, Jay has come a long way by overcoming language and cultural barriers and creating a niche in arena of American film. His goal is to create movies which not just touch people's heart, but bring alive all five senses.
Specifications
Film Type:Short
Runtime:17 minutes 49 seconds
Completion Date:August 24, 2015
Production Budget:4,000 USD
Country of Origin:United States
Country of Filming:United States
Film Language:English








суббота, 28 ноября 2015 г.

Romans

Lionel and Garda after being fired from their jobs and stay a long time unemployed, get hired by a government agency to conduct an epic work: satisfy the most diverse sexual fantasies of people. So They will dress as Romans for the kindergarten teacher who is already frequent customer of the Company, or traveling by train, dressed up like other characters to the confines of a nearby city to comply with an order of an elderly couple. The situation oppresses Lionel to the point of wanting to escape from the institution, headed by a strange character, but Garda, great denier and worshiper of always seeing the glass half full, tries to contain him to continue being lost every day in this impasse, disguised as paradise. Garda and Lionel lives a parallel universe of the one we live, in an almost immediate future where today's world intersects the heyday of the Roman Empire, showing us how similar we are to the civilizations of that time Under the blanket Romans acid and absurd humor, hides a criticism of our daily lives.

Director: Andrés Cedrón

Andrés Cedrón nace en 1979 en la provincia de Neuquén, Argentina. A los 24 años comienza sus estudios en cinematografía siguiendo la carrera de Diseño de imagen y Sonido de la Facultad de Diseño y Urbanismo de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). Allí se dedica principalmente a la Dirección y el Montaje de varios cortometrajes.

Specifications

Film Type:Web / New Media
Genres:comedy, black comedy
Runtime:1 hour 4 minutes
Production Budget:45,000 USD
Country of Origin:Argentina
Country of Filming:Argentina
Film Language:Spanish









Mother

Based on a true story about a single mother who is forced to hide her child’s existence, because of the social and cultural context in order not to become the subjects of judgment and condemnation.

Director: Rati Tsiteladze

Born in Georgia in 1987, Rati Tsiteladze is a martial artist, actor and director. Despite an early interest in art he
has followed his parents' decision and began training in karate. At age 21, Rati won the titles of World and
European Champion in martial arts.

Specifications

Film Type:Short
Runtime:14 minutes
Completion Date:March 14, 2015
Country of Origin:Georgia
Country of Filming:Georgia
Film Language:English, Georgian, Russian













Rebellion Bejeweled

‘Rebellion Bejeweled’ is a documentary on the saga of grit, determination and integrity of Shri Manimanik Gogoi, who was once a leader of the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), the dreaded armed outfit trying to secede from India. He chose to abandon the path of violence and embraced another path to realise the dream of a better society through community organization, drives for gainful employment of the youth and women and projects for amity among social groups. In all his effort the Administration and the Oil India Limited reposed total trust in him in implementing community welfare projects. All along, his USP has been an unwavering commitment to honesty and integrity of self and a rare unity of behaviour, thought, and actions. 
The literal meaning of the term Manimanik in Assamese is gems and jewels. Our subject have adorned a rebellious journey with jewels of positivity and hope.

Director: Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta

Shri Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta of Guwahati, Assam, has been born ( in 1963)and brought up in an environment of art and cultural pursuits. He has been participating, organizing and directing various forms of performing arts ever since his school days. His aesthetic pursuits are essentially oriented towards social relevance and harmony. He is actively associated with various socio-cultural projects aiming at community organization and he is also an author and dramatist.

Specifications

Film Type:Documentary
Runtime:39 minutes 39 seconds
Completion Date:May 14, 2015
Production Budget:10,573 USD
Country of Origin:India
Country of Filming:India
Film Language:English








понедельник, 23 ноября 2015 г.

ROGATSIA, THE SENSE OF ZOURNA

In the heart of Macedonia, at the plain that lays between the palaces of Alexander the great, over the recent years an old custom revives during the Christmas period. The sound of zourna dominates the air. Resists the time stubbornly and evolves an ancient tradition of Greek, Balkan and world music.

Director: YIANNIS KOUFONIKOS

Yiannis Koufonikos is a Lecturer in Film and Television Production at Edge Hill University. He holds a BA Hons in Films studies and MSc in Technologies of Sound and Image Processing. He is a multi-skilled professional with great experience in the field of media. As a freelance filmmaker he have been involved in a wide variety of projects and have worked on a large number of documentaries, TV entertainment programmes, shorts and feature films, music videos, commercial spots and educational videos.

Specifications

Film Type:Documentary
Genres:ETHNOGRAPHY, MUSIC
Runtime:50 minutes
Completion Date:February 15, 2015
Production Budget:30,000 EUR
Country of Origin:Greece
Country of Filming:Greece