SIMINDIS KUNDZULI / CORN ISLAND
O EHTHROS MOV / THE ENEMY WITHIN
LAGOS SAND MERCHANTS
Shatha al-Haddad / Diaa al-Haddad / Abdelkarim al-Haddad / Yoav Gross / Ehab Tarabieh
IM TEKHAYEKH, HA’OLAM YEKHAYEKH ELEKHA / SMILE, AND THE WORLD WILL SMILE BACK
Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy
for the outstanding contribution to the artistic development of the moving image
- Aditya Ahmad - SEPATU BARU / ON STOPPING THE RAIN (ID) 14min
ON STOPPING THE RAIN
A little girl living in a slum area is restless as the never-ending rain is stopping her burning desire to wear her brand new shoes. She will call upon the old traditional way to stop the unstoppable rain.
Born in Makassar, Indonesia, in 1989. After studying in Kentucky, USA in 2008 he completed his BA at the Faculty of Film and Television at the Arts Institute of Makassar in 2013. SEPATU BARU is his graduation film. He recently directed the ‘making of’ and a music video for Riri Riza’s feature film SOKOLA RIMBA (The Jungle School).
email@example.comZardosht Afshari - YEK ROOZ BA MADARAM / A DAY WITH MY MOTHER (IR) 25min
A DAY WITH MY MOTHER
An odyssey or quest in Iranian contemporary mid-class life. A wondering /conflicting couple, mother & her teen-age daughter Shadi, seek for some sort of drug which called (Ice) by driving alongside each other through the streets and neighbourhoods of the capital, Tehran. Mother is highly addicted, her permanent junk-provider was arrested by legal authorities. Thus she needs to find a new one. By leading role of the younger, they find a female drug-dealer. She is a hustler and deceiver. After losing their money, the blamed elder try to collect some cash by begging strangers. Eventually, they encounter a bizarre, cynic, silent male dealer. Not an end but a new departure for the rest of their route.
Born in Behbahan, Iran in 1982. At a young age, he was drawn to the world of cinema and theatre. In 2011, after graduation with a MA in Dramatic Literature from University of Tehran/ Faculty of Fine Arts, he started writing as a screenwriter and playwright for several student projects.
Early works included short stories and film scripts, the mainstay and passion of his recent work. Finally, love of filmmaking brought him to the process of making his own first short film “A day with my mother”.
firstname.lastname@example.orgSandra Araújo - RUNTIME ERROR (PT) 4:12min
Video games are emergent systems with their own particular internal relationships. This animation mashes up and deconstructs game spaces taking on a multitude of forms, from scrolling on one axis to several separate screens. The blocky 2D grids plasticity is emphasized through a reduced color palette in order to favor formal representation of early video games against the photorealistic, logically consistent 3D game spaces of recent years.
She is a visual artist that spent endless hours shooting at monsters and strolling through mazes. So, it only felt natural for her to evolve through an experimental and explorative process of the visual culture of video games and popular gif files in her animations. She still plays old school computer games.
email@example.comKarimah Ashadu - LAGOS SAND MERCHANTS (NG) 9:21min
LAGOS SAND MERCHANTS
Film focuses on a group of ‘Sand Merchants’ on the outskirts of Lagos, arduously trawling the Lagos State Lagoon to unearth sand deep from the river bed for the construction industry.
(London, 1985). She is a British/Nigerian multi-disciplinary Artist. Her practice is research led, and investigates sentiments of movement and narration. In 2011, Karimah obtained a Master of Arts in Spatial Design from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. In 2007 she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art and History of Art and Architecture, from The University of Reading School of Art, Berkshire. She has exhibited internationally. She lives and works between London, UK and Lagos, Nigeria.
firstname.lastname@example.orgManon de Boer / George van Dam - SEQUENZA (Out of competition) (BE) 14min
An experimental film project based on the composition Sequenza VIII for solo violin by Luciano Berio. Van Dam and de Boer explore how rhythm and the crystalline structure of this composition can be articulated in conjunction with moving images to go even deeper into the composition.
Manon de Boer
(°1966 in Kodaicanal, India) completed her artistic education at the Akademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Rotterdam, and at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has also been included in numerous film festivals. De Boer currently teaches at Ecole de Recherche Graphique in Brussels, where she lives.
George van Dam
Namibian born violinist. He has been a committed performer of contemporary music since the early stages of his career. He has worked with leading composers of today as a soloist or within the context of contemporary music ensembles. His own work as a composer includes chamber music, music for theatre and dance performances and works with visual artists.
email@example.comDietmar Brehm - TOKYO (AT) 9:53
The film’s leitmotif: Twenty seconds of fine metallic ritual percussion set as prelude. The hypnotic sound returns again and again. In between: silence.
Born in 1947 in Linz. 1967-72 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.
firstname.lastname@example.orgVictor Cerdan - RADIO ATACAMA / RADIOS ATACAMA (ES) 14min
In 1966 the Chilean government evacuated the population of Pedro de Valdivia, a little town in the middle of the Atacama desert, due to the pollution of a near saltpeter plant. Benito Paften decided to stay in town, alone, for 13 years, with the sole company of a portable radio. The extreme loneliness evokes feelings of the elder, imaging invisible worlds to escape from reality.
He earned a Ph.D. in Journalism at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. He is teaching Fictional Direction at the Universidad Camilo José Cela in Madrid, and Documentary screenwriting at the Instituto Universitario Tracor. He started his professional career as a reporter and producer of the Spanish TV show “Callejeros” (Streeters). Since 2011 he has been working as a director and screenwriter on Taifas Film.
email@example.comFrédéric Doazan - SUPERVENUS (FR) 2:38
A plastic surgeon is creating in real time the new goddess of beauty.
French experimental filmmaker and animator. He cofounded the video collective la-cause.org in 2004. He recently created with 2 French animators a periodical animated show : 12fps.net
firstname.lastname@example.orgMichel Ducerveau - LA PORNOGRAPHIE: LE DÉSIR (PL/FR) 2:50min
THE PORNOGRAPHY: THE DESIRE
A short experimental video on desire, a sexual one, a desire of having money, of being desired, of being unique, of being left alone. Based mainly on improvisation, the video portrays three women cat lovers and a dandy lover staying in the same house near to the beach, and tries to touch the mystery of tension that happened between them.
He is a European contemporary artist who works in video, painting, drawing, performance, photography and installation. Since his education in Paris, he has participated in several exhibitions around the world. He is also a founding member of High Life Low Fidelity where the contemporary poetry meets the experimental music and the contemporary art.
email@example.comPiotr Dumala - HIPOPOTAMY / HIPPOS (PL) 12min
A few naked women and children are bathing in a river. They are being secretly observed by a group of men, who, at one point decide to approach them, in a violent manner, as if inspired by the behaviour of hippopotamuses.
Born in 1956, a film director, animator and graphic designer, professor of the Lodz Film School, Poland, Konstfack College in Eksjo, Sweden and Harvard University in Cambridge, USA. Winner of over 70 film awards, the most important of which include Grand Prix Krakow, Grand Prix Zagreb, Grand Prix Espinho, Special Jury Award in Annecy, Special Jury Award in Gdynia.
firstname.lastname@example.orgWillehad Eilers - THE ILLMANNERED MILKMAN (NL) 15min
THE ILLMANNERED MILKMAN
Teddy Milks is a motorbike rider with little to no talent. His claim to fame is the odd circumstance that he sweats milk. Teddy ‘the milkman’ Milks. He does his best to ignore this fact and to keep the myth of a motorbike champion alive. Together with his trainer Kent he sets up a camp. Away from the buzz around his person, in the outskirts of town, where industry fades into nature. They are living the dream and trying to avoid waking up.
(Germany, 1981) He lives and works in Amsterdam. He graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and has been artist in residence at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. Eilers deals with modern day society, focusing on the absurdities and oddness of day to day life and routines.
email@example.comDikla Jika Elkaslassy - HERE I AM...THERE YOU ARE (IL) 12min
HERE I AM…THERE YOU ARE…
During a game of foreplay of dominator and dominated, between a married couple, the two come to realize that reality is stronger than the imagination. As the plot develops, raises the question of who is in control, who is controlled and who in actuality is the one controlling them both.
Dikla Jika Elkaslassy
Born on the 1st of November 1979, Haifa, Israel. At the age of 18 attended the School of visual arts in New York and studied Animation. At 2003 began studies of acting at the ‘Haderch’ studio of acting in Tel-Aviv, during this studies starred doing acting roles on Israeli television and films. At 2013 graduated the trade school of cinema ‘Minshar for Art‘ in Tel Aviv.
firstname.lastname@example.orgKarin Fisslthaler - GOODBYE (AT) 2:38min
The last farewell. Author assembles a series of parting scenes, split screen style, and divests them of their spatial and temporal logic: A game of bodily contact and movements, shifting between tenderness and brutality, weaves an increasingly intricate web that achieves a symbiotic fusion with the eponymous score of the artist; both on the screen and beyond.
Born 1981 in Oberndorf near Salzburg/Austria. Graduate of Fine Arts, Experimental Design, at the University of Art and Design Linz (A). Lives and works in Linz and Vienna.
email@example.comPetar Fradelić - FILM U FILMU / FILM WITHIN A FILM (HR) 6min
FILM WITHIN A FILM
An attempt to ‘revive in film’ the beach and the building desolate in wintertime, through merging and separating, accelerating. The author is also in search of his own lost time.
Author of short films, he started his career in the Cine Club Split. His most notable works We Are All Alone Here, Ego and Sanctuary won a number of film awards. Now, 25 years later, he is active again making films at the Cine Club Split.
firstname.lastname@example.orgRaúl de la Fuente - MINERITA (ES) 27min
Cerro Rico in Potosí (Bolivia) is a lawless territory, characterised by brutal violence. The miners risk their lives every day, digging for silver and zinc in crumbling galleries. The ones that survive think they’re entitled to anything and everything. And that’s when they go on the hunt… for women. Lucía (40), Ivone (16) and Abigail (17), who work as night watchwomen or inside the mine, are struggling to survive in an inhuman inferno. Their only weapon is their courage… and dynamite.
Raúl de la Fuente
Pamplona, 1974. Film and television producer, director and screenwriter since 1996. After working for a variety of audiovisual production companies, he founded Kanaki Films to produce his own audiovisual projects. He is currently directing the feature film Un día más con vida (aka Another Day of Life) based on the work of the same name by Ryszard Kapuscinski.
email@example.comElke Groen / Christian Neubacher - OPTICAL SOUND (AT) 12min
A classic found-footage work comprising hundreds of fragments of opening credits from 35mm films.
Born 1969 in Bad Ischl, Austria. Studied architecture and photography.
Born in 1972 in Salzburg, Austria. Studied at the School of Graphic Arts in Vienna, photography class. Completed the course in cinema and science studies at the University of Vienna. He acts as a projectionist, journalist and curator of film festivals. Since 2009 Christian Neubacher works at the Austrian Screenwriters Association.
firstname.lastname@example.orgFelipe Guerrero - NELSA (CO) 13min
A mission in the midst of the Colombian rainforest. A sinister presence lingers about. A body subjugated to an environment that burns it inside out.
(Colombia 1975) He earned a degree in editing from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia of Rome. For over a decade, he has worked in films that have been screened and awarded prizes worldwide. As a director, his film Paraíso (2006) won the Special Mention for first film at FIDMarseille. His film Corta (2012) has been exhibited in both international film festivals and contemporary art museums. He is currently working on his first fictional feature, Oscuro animal.
email@example.comHaddad Family / Tarabieh Ehab / Gross Yoav - IM TEKHAYEKH, HA'OLAM YEKHAYEKH ELEKHA / SMILE, AND THE WORLD WILL SMILE BACK (IL/PS) 20min
SMILE AND THE WORLD WILL SMILE BACK
The film documents one winter’s night at the al-Haddad home in Hebron. A group of soldiers arrives for a routine night search there, for reasons unknown to the family. Diaa and Shatha al-Hadaad, brother and sister, pick up the home video camera and record the events as they unfold throughout the night. The soldiers force Diaa to stand facing a wall, saying they won’t leave unless he stops smiling.
A Palestinian family from the West Bank city of Hebron. The father, Abdelkarim and his two sons, Diaa and Ahmad, work as shoemakers; his daughter Shatha is a medical secretary. They have been volunteer photographers on the B’Tselem Camera Project since 2008.
Director of B’Tselem’s video department. He was born in Jerusalem in 1977 and holds a degree in film from Tel Aviv University.
Coordinator of B’Tselem’s camera project. He was born in Majdal Shams in 1982 and holds a degree from the Sam Spiegel Film TV School.
firstname.lastname@example.orgYumiko Hayakawa - HOMELESS GOKKO / THE APPRENTICE HOMELESS (JP) 16min
THE APPRENTICE HOMELESS
When did we come to lose our freedom in public space? Benches have been removed, performances banned and homeless people are finding it increasingly difficult to find somewhere to sleep. Collecting cardboard from a supermarket, and setting up a “home” upon the sidewalk, here the artist endeavors, through a performance, to create her own living space within public space. This is a document of a small act of resistance, attempting to restore public space to our own hands.
Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1975. Graduated from Seikei University in Japan, and the London School of Journalism in the UK. During her study in London, she started her filming career, and made her first documentary film “Brian and Co. Parliament Square SW1” in 2009. Now she is based in Tokyo, and has been making independent films on various social issues and organizing film workshops.
email@example.comAkiro Hellgardt - HINOKI FARM (DE) 28:51min
The life of Mrs. And Mr. Kikuchi in the rural and mountainous region of the island of Kyushu in Japan. A study of daily work and the simple things in life. A way of life in old age.
1997-2003 Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe
2009-2012 Postgraduate Study at Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Akiro Hellgardt lives and works in Cologne
firstname.lastname@example.orgGuido Hendrikx - ESCORT (NL) 19min
Inexperienced members of the Dutch Border Patrol undergo an intensive training on escorting refused asylum seekers to their ‘country of origin’. To what extend can you get emotionally involved, while deporting these rejected refugees to their ‘homeland’?
(1987) He grew up in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). He studied Medicine (but quit after 2 months) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (Utrecht University), taking courses in the disciplines of film, criminology, journalism and philosophy. His documentary debut – Day is Done* – premiered on IDFA 2010 (competition for Dutch Documentary). In the same year he enrolled at the Dutch Film Academy in Amsterdam (Directing).
email@example.comDoug Ischar - TRISTES TARZAN (US) 20:55min
This film uses historical movie materials (‘Son of Tarzan’ films from 1920 and 1950) together with materials from a vast number of sources to produce a densely lyrical, tersely compacted meditation on brutality, martyrdom, Colonialism, and loss. The soundtrack – as involved and compelling as the visuals – is equally eclectic in derivation and serves to underscore both the intellectual and emotional charge of the film.
Since the early 1990s, Ischar has worked in sound, video, and photography. His work has evolved from large-scale multimedia installations to single-channel videos that address issues surrounding gay identity, desire, and loss. Currently an associate professor of photography at the University of Illinois, Chicago, he has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa; Photographers Gallery, London; L.A.C.E., Los Angeles; and Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo.
firstname.lastname@example.orgMichael Kam - DETOUR (SG) 7:30min
A hot humid uneventful day. A taxi driver has trouble controlling his young sons, embroiled in a childish, petty rivalry. They continue this rivalry outside, until a sudden encounter with a stranger shatters their innocence forever.
He is a graduate from the School of Film & Media Studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore, where he completed an Advanced Diploma in Film Production. He has made 4 short films that have travelled to festivals such as Berlin, Odense, Uppsala and Hamburg and won several awards. Michael is currently a lecturer in film production at his alma mater.
email@example.comVika Kirchenbauer / Martin Sulzer - KINGDOM COME: RITUALS (DE) 6:41min
KINGDOM COME: RITUALS
The view we get is one of non-participation, an inaccessible anomaly to any form of definition which is the precise perspective the artists want to experiment with when looking at the space and surroundings of what signifies the German political centre, at political geography, participatory democracy and urban landscapes of power.
KINGDOM COME: RITUALS was initiated by the artists’ discovery of pigeon photography – a method developed by pharmacist Julius Neubronner nearly a century ago as a way of capturing aerial photographs. This method was used mainly for military purposes during World War I in the field of what would nowadays be called ‘unmanned reconnaissance’, a precursor of modern drone warfare.
She is an artist and filmmaker currently residing in Berlin. Her main media encompass film, video, sound and objects. Her work has been exhibited at Art Moscow, Abrons Arts Center NYC, Kunstmuseum Bonn, PACT Zollverein Essen, Kunstraum Bethanien Berlin and other world-famous contemporary art galleries, as well as film festivals: cph:dox Copenhagen Intʼl Documentary Film Festival, Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival, Cork Film Festival, etc.
He works as an artist and director in Berlin. His work has been exhibited at
KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin, CACT Centro dʼArte Contemporanea Ticino, International Ink Art Biennale of Shenzhen, Center for Contemporary Art Plovdiv, Donaufestival Krems, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, European Media Art Festival
Osnabrück, KunstFilmBiennale Cologne, Amsterdam International Film Festival,
onedotzero London, São Paulo International Short Film Festival and Seoul International Film Festival.
firstname.lastname@example.orgVladislav Knežević - BINARY PITCH (HR) 7min
The architecture of the hall represents both the physical space and the location where the meaning is created. The key notions from Max Bense’s text Aesthetics and Programming (1968) are coded in zeros and ones by way of an animation procedure of lifting and lowering the seats in the auditorium. This cryptic confession of the machine anticipates the virtual reality in which all communication is mediated by the sequences of bits.
(1967) graduated from the Academy of Drama Arts (TV and Film Direction Dept.) in Zagreb and De Vrije Academie (Audio-visual Dept.) in Den Haag. Professionally works as a freelance director for TV and various productions since 1993. He is into experimental film, video and sound processing since 1988. He has also initiated and organized several film programmes and presentations (Reference to Difference, Videodrome TV edition, 25 FPS International Experimental Film Festival).
email@example.comBartosz Kruhlik - ŽAR / THE HEAT (PL) 23min
1. Coal or wood afire to redness, 2. High air temperature, 3. Vehemence of feelings.
Born in 1985. He is studying Film Directing at The National Film School in Lodz. His first documentary film “Tomorrow…” received 40 awards, and his first short fiction film “http://” was screened at the festival in Karlovy Vary as a part of the programme The Fresh Selection as one of the five most promising student films. His films have qualified a total for more than 200 international festivals. In 2013 received the Prize of the Ministry of Culture for outstanding artistic achievement.
firstname.lastname@example.orgHenrik Mennander - MAATALON PROFEETTA / THE PROPHET OF THE FARMHOUSE (FI) 11min
THE PROPHET OF THE FARMHOUSE
A thirty something Eastern Finnish beef producer finds himself troubled by societal and ethical questions in the face of a strained economic climate.
He is a documentarist and a music video director from Eastern-Finland. He graduated from Lahti institute of Design (Film and Television line) in 2005. The most noteworthy of Henrik’s work are the music videos he has directed, for example Ruoska – Mies yli laidan and Iiwanajulma – Absinttia, both of which received honorable mentions in Oulu Music Video Festival in 2007 and 2008.
email@example.comRaphael Mathé / Etienne Larragueta - HELLO WORLD 🙂 (FR) 21min
HELLO WORLD 🙂
In the near future, a private company has developed a technology that aims at boosting brain capacity. However, it requires from its customers to store their memory data on one single server. In this highly controlled world, a young woman has the power to change the course of events.
Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brasil. He studied Fine Arts and worked on several short films, before he decided to move to France. He got into the art direction department of La Femis the following year, and enjoys working on the production design as well as directing music videos and short films.
He is what you can call a „self-made man“. While studying law and business, he started working on film shootings. His passion for film is mostly based on his love for images, music and strong universes that the cinematographic language can create. Etienne is currently involved in the programme organized by La Femis and Ludwisburg in Germany.
firstname.lastname@example.orgAritz Moreno - CÓLERA / CHOLERA (ES) 6:30min
Path. Acute, infectious disease, often epidemic and very serious.
Donostia / San Sebastian, 1980. Studied Image at the Andoian Film and Video School. In 2003 he directed his first short, the award-winning Portal Mortal. In addition to directing short films, he currently produces all kinds of audio¬visual projects, from video clips to presentation videos for festivals.
email@example.comAdrián Orr - BUENOS DIAS RESISTENCIA / GOOD MORNING RESISTANCE (ES) 20min
GOOD MORNING RESISTANCE
Very realistic morning ritual, we observe a father getting his children up and ready for school.
Born in Madrid, 1981. After his Master of Media Communications from the UCM he studied at the Lisbon Cinema School (ESTC) where he worked on a number of short films as DP. At the moment he combines his work as an assistant director on feature films and advertising his own directorial work.
firstname.lastname@example.orgMartin Paret - 9 TAPES FROM THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE (DE) 25min
9 TAPES FROM THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
The idea of surveillance and observation: Nine old VHS-tapes appear and unveil parallels between USA and slaughterhouse, between Basketball and Greece. The pictures get separated from their original context and are polled again about their narratives. The sound consists of VHS-noise.
Born in Southern Germany and studied Geography. Since 2012 he is student at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne of documentary, experimental and animation film. Currently he is writing the script for a long documentary about Elisabeth and the ghosts of the past.
email@example.comJean-Gabriel Périot - L’OPTIMISME / OPTIMISM (FR) 14min
I’ll grab your arm and we’ll leave together.
No matter where we’ll go or what we’ll do, we have nothing to lose.
We’ll be fully alive, uniquely alive, preciously alive.
Born in France, in 1974. He directed several shorts movies, both in video and cinema. He develops his own editing style using the archives. Between documentary, animation and experimental, most of Périot’s works deals with violence and history. His last works, including Diaes Irae, Even if she had been a criminal… and Nijuman no borei, were screened worldwide at numerous festivals and were honoured by many prizes.
firstname.lastname@example.orgFilip Gabriel Pudło - OPERATION CASTLE (PL) 4:20min
Linguistic summaries for “Operation Castle” (1954) film where possible machine analysis and description of moving image were examined. Framework for linguistic summaries using video mining algorithms was proposed. Image analysis based on machine algorithms was simulated on technical level. In a near future full analysis on both technical and symbolic, more abstract levels may be also considered. Hermeneutic character of the original footage was retained. The study of peripheral vision, technology development and politics.
Filip Gabriel Pudło
Graduated from Warsaw University of Technology and The Polish National Film, Television and Theater School in Lodz at Cinematography and Television Production Department. He makes video artworks and programmable installations. He lives and works in Warsaw.
email@example.comJohan Rijpma - REFRESHMENT (NL) 2:56
Water is spilled on a stone pavement leaving a small stain. As time passes the stain dries up, shrinks and changes shape. Just before the water is completely evaporated the process is put on hold. The new shape of the stain is then being enlarged and recreated with new water. This process repeats and with these interventions the ‘life’ of the stain is artificially refreshed and extended to an unnatural length. Which allows new shapes to evolve that otherwise could never have existed.
(1984, the Netherlands) He obtained his Master of Arts degree at the Utrecht School of the Arts (Faculty of Art, Media & Technology). His films, animations, music videos and other artworks are often the result of his fascination by and exploration of the creative design process and the element of unpredictability.
firstname.lastname@example.orgBorja Rodríguez - EL MANANTIAL / THE FOUNTAINHEAD (ES) 4:40min
Phantasy that come up from the philosophical legacy of Ayn Rand developed in the forties and fifties known as objectivism and whose main outreach work, “The Fountainhead”, borrowed the language of architecture.
My work is fundamentally concerned with the complex relationship between society and its technologies. As an artist it didn’t take me long to begin exploring in a critical way these new social dynamics and the technologies that made them possible, making them my new reference contexts and performance of my creative research.
More specifically, my field of study is composed of art forms that either have made Internet and technology its specific policy context, their field of its main reflection subject.
email@example.comOuti Sunila - TEA PARTY (FI) 4:30min
Five blind guests arrive to a tea party. A stranger is a potential threat in the darkness. The event turns into a nightmare for the attendants.
(b. 1970) She works mainly with video and installation art, experimenting with other media as well. For the past few years she has been focusing on both social and political themes in her works – from the viewpoint of an individual. Her language is narratively minimal, portraying one scene without dialogue.
firstname.lastname@example.orgJoão Viana - TABATÔ (PT) 13min
Mutar, who fought in the war, is back in Guinea. In his luggage, he brings strange objects. Fatu, his daughter, takes the opportunity of Mutar ‘s absence to open his bag.
Shortly afterwards, Fatu’s boyfriend Idrissa finds Mutar with his hand soiled in blood and Fatu dead. It is then that Idrissa picks up a drum.
Born in Angola in 1966. Graduated in law at the university of Coimbra and studied cinema in Porto. He worked in the areas of production, sound, story-board, direction and scriptwriting. In 2007, he wrote the script “Olhos Vermelhos” for film director Paulo Rocha. He worked with prestigious film directors like Oliveira, Biette, César Monteiro, Schroeter, Seixas Santos, among others. He started to direct his own films in 2004 with the film “A Piscina” (in competition at the Venice Film Festival), co-directed with Iana Ferreira. At present he is working on his first feature film, produced by Papaveronoir.
email@example.comHu Wei - BUTTER LAMP (FR/CN) 16min
A photographer weaves unique links among nomadic families.
Born in Beijing, China, in 1983. He lives and works between Beijing and Paris. A filmmaker and visual artist, Wei has studied extensively in both arts in China and France, in particular at La Fémis, the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, and Le Fresnoy. Butter Lamp marks his directing debut.
- Antoine d’Agata - ATLAS (FR) 76min
A man without bonds, survival of a long journey, collects ebrious images, scattered fragments of an atomized identity as the lands he covers. A man that exhausts himself through the strangeness of signs, places, unfathomable territories. There’s no God or indulgence in his nights, just the acceptance that there’s nothing but the flesh.
Born in Marseilles, Antoine d’Agata left France in 1983 and remained overseas for the next ten years. During his time in New York, in 1991-92, D’Agata worked as an intern in the editorial department of Magnum. His first books of photographs, De Mala Muerte and Mala Noche, were published in 1998, and the following year Galerie Vu began distributing his work. In 2001 he published Hometown, and won the Niépce Prize for young photographers. He continued to publish regularly. In 2004 D’Agata joined Magnum Photos and in the same year, shot his first short film, Le Ventre du Monde (The World’s Belly); this experiment led to his long feature film Aka Ana, shot in 2006 in Tokyo. Since 2005 Antoine d’Agata has had no settled place of residence but has worked around the world.
firstname.lastname@example.orgEster Martin Bergsmark - NÅNTING MÅSTE GÅ SÖNDER / SOMETHING MUST BREAK (SE) 81minError: The video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS2daR-OXaY) couldn't be embedded.
SOMETHING MUST BREAK
A love story between two young men where one is the androgynous Sebastian and one is Andreas who is not gay. They form a unity. It’s them against the polished Swedish Ikea-society. They dream about escaping boredom and the risk of becoming what everyone else is. And then there is Ellie- the superwoman growing inside of Sebastian who Andreas loves and fears. This is the summer when everything happens and both of them will choose paths that will determinate their lives forever. It’s a battle for love where Sebastian finally has to realise that he has to let Ellie loose, find the strength within him and not let his happiness depend on someone else
Ester Martin Bergsmark
Born in 1982, director Ester Martin Bersgmark trained at the Swedish University College of Arts Crafts and Design. With Mark Hammarberg he made Maggie in Wonderland (2008), which was awarded the Prize for Best European Documentary at Doc Alliance 2009 and a Guldbagge Award for Best Swedish Documentary; his other film credits include Fruitcake (2010) and She Male Snails (2012), which won the Audience Award, Prize for Best Cinematography, and Honorary Mention for Best Nordic Film at Göteborg International Film Festival.
email@example.comPeter Brunner - MEIN BLINDES HERZ / MY BLIND HEART (AT) 92min
MY BLIND HEART
Kurt, who suffers from an incurable disease, rebels against his body and the limits that are set for him – whatever the cost.
After Kurt, who suffers from the rare Marfan syndrome and is almost blind, has killed his clinging mother, he goes on a journey where the boundaries between perpetrator and victim are blurred. Haunted by her calls, Kurt leaves the clients and nurses of a care home distressed. In the streets Kurt meets Conny, a 13-year-old runaway from a broken home. She readily participates in Kurt’s protest against his body, not knowing what moves him or into which abyss his journey is leading. How much guilt can one individual endure?
He is a filmmaker and musician from Vienna, Austria. He studied under director Michael Haneke at the Vienna Film Academy. His work includes many short films and music videos and he directed the Ferdinand Bruckner adaptation Sickness of the Youth in 2007 together with fellow students at the Vienna Film Academy, in which he also played the leading role of Freder. My Blind Heart is Peter’s feature film debut. His second feature We Are Sisyphos is currently in pre-production.
firstname.lastname@example.orgJunichi Inoue - SENSO NO HITORI NO ONNA / A WOMAN AND WAR (JP) 98min
A WOMAN AND WAR
An ex-whore turned bar proprietor, who does as she pleases. A novelist who’s lost all hope as the war continues. A discharged soldier who lost an arm in combat, who is tormented by the sins of war. They’re victims and war criminals. However they choose to live, the war is inescapable and they’ll lose their humanity. They must go on as long as they’re alive, exposing weakness, strength, wile, misery and pathos, everything that makes us human.
Born in 1965 in Aichi, Japan. While preparing for his university entrance exams he had a fateful encounter with the legendary filmmaker Koji Wakamatsu at a local arthouse cinema. Inoue begged Wakamatsu to take him on as an apprentice on the spot but was told, “Go to university first and study film for 4 years.” So he enrolled at Waseda University while also working at Wakamatsu Productions. He joined a few productions as an assistant director. His directorial debut was in 1990 with an episode of an omnibus movie, A Hole in Underpants/Pantsu no ana, Mukesode mukenai Ichigotachi. Inoue made his screenwriting debut in 1994. Since then he has written screenplays constantly and in 2009 he attracted international attention with Pure Asia directed by Ikki Katashima. A Woman and War is his first feature-length movie.
email@example.comCarlos Lechuga - MELAZA (CU/FR) 80min
When the sugar mill is shut down, the village of Melaza was devastated, seems lifeless. Monica and Aldo, a young married couple, struggle for survival in an intent to save their world without losing their faith.
He trained as a film director in the Instituto Superior de Arte (Higher Art Institute) in Cuba and continued studying in the International Film and TV School specializing in scriptwriting. His work as a director includes several short films like Los Bañistas (The Swimmers) and Cuca y el pollo (Cuca and the Chicken), which received national and international awards. He wrote the scripts of four feature films: Club Habana (Havana Club), which won the Unpublished Script Award at the International No-Budget Film Festival; El edén perdido (The Lost Eden), winner of the Audience Award at the First Festival of Films for Television in Malaga, Spain; Penumbras and En fin, el mal. Melaza is his first feature film as a director.
firstname.lastname@example.orgRaya Martin - HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY (PH) 80min
HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY
A young girl from the countryside dreams of disappearing. She plays a lonely game of hide-and-seek while her mother quotes the Bible and her father relishes in alcohol and history…
Born in 1984 in Manila, Philippines. Graduated from the University of the Philippines Film Institute in 2005. Worked as writer and researcher in local television, newspaper, radio and online magazines. He is the first Filipino filmmaker to be accepted in the Cinéfondation Résidence of the Cannes Film Festival. A retrospective of his works have been featured in Paris, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Las Palmas de Gran Canarias and South Korea. Martin is also a recipient of the 13 Artists Awards of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. His latest films in 2013 are How to Disappear Completely which won Best Picture and Best Director at Digital Lokal section of Cinemanila Film Festival in the Philippines and La Ultima Pelicula which was co-directed by Mark Peranson and premiered in Toronto Film Festival.
email@example.comGeorge Ovashvili - SIMINDIS KUNDZULI / CORN ISLAND (GE/DE/FR/ CZ/KZ/HU) 100minError: The video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5Fc9ydpP_Q) couldn't be embedded.
The Enguri River forms the border between Georgia and the break-away Republic of Abkhazia. Tensions between the two nations have not abated since the war of 1992–93. Every spring the river brings fertile soil from the Caucasus down to the plains of Abkhazia and north-western Georgia, creating tiny island: small clusters of no man’s land. The islands are havens for wildlife but occasionally also for man. Our story begins when an old Abkhaz farmer sets foot on one of the islands. The old man builds a hut for him and his teenage grand-daughter, he ploughs the earth and together they sow corn. As his granddaughter blossoms into womanhood and the corn ripens, the old man is confronted by the inescapable cycle of life.
Graduated from the film department of the Georgian State Institute of Cinema and Theatre in 1996 and studied at The New York Film Academy at Universal Studios in Hollywood in 2006. His feature debut Gagma Napiri/The Other Bank (2009) was screened at eighty international film festivals in more than fifty countries and won more than fifty international awards. Corn Island (2014) is his second feature film.
firstname.lastname@example.orgYorgos Tsemberopoulos - O EHTHROS MOV / THE ENEMY WITHIN (GR) 107min
THE ENEMY WITHIN
A violent dilemma.In Athens today, Kostas, a progressive ideologist, lives a regular life with his wife and their teenage daughter and son, until his home is ransacked by a hooded gang. The experience of extreme violence shatters the family’s peace, bringing his father’s hunting rifle violently into their lives. The story of a morally demolished man who used to be the pillar of his family and of his struggle to get life back to normal.
Βorn in Athens, studied Economics in Greece and Film at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, where he lived for six years directing documentaries, short films and awarded theater-stagings. Back in Greece he produces commercials and directs features, obtaining many national awards. Among his films as director are: Megara 80’ documentary participated in nine festivals and won the Best Film Award at the Thessaloniki FF and the Prize of the Intl. Critics’ Association at the Forum Berlin FF (1974). Back Door (2000) in competition in Tokyo IFF and Mar De Plata. In 2007 a 3-films tribute to him took place in Kolkata IFF. His fifth feature The Enemy Within has just been completed.
- Mika Mattila - CHIMERAS (FI/CN/SE) 87min
Liu Gang, the only child of a humble rural family, gets a dream start for his art career as an American curator invites him to exhibit in the most prestigious art gallery in China. Film follows his metamorphosis from a humble photography graduate into a rising art star. A parallel storyline follows an international art star, Wang Guangyi, an aging multi-millionaire pop-artist. He is obsessed with questions of his legacy and feelings of emptiness after having achieved it all. As we get deeper into his story, there emerges another side to his success, as he starts to doubt his achievements. Through these two artists and their parallel destinies within China’s turbulent contemporary art scene, Chimeras reflects on the formative questions of modern Chinese identity.
Born in Helsinki, Finland 1974. He graduated from Tampere School of Arts & Communications in 1998, majoring in cinematography. Chimeras is his directorial debut. For years he was based permanently in China, working as cameraman in Asia. Today he divides his time between Helsinki and Beijing.
email@example.comRichard Misek - ROHMER IN PARIS (UK/DK) 67min
ROHMER IN PARIS
A love letter to legendary Nouvelle vague film-maker Eric Rohmer and the world capital of cinema. The film begins with a chance encounter with Rohmer in 1994, while he was filming Rendez-vous in Paris on location in Montmartre. This accidental connection becomes the basis for a passionate exploration Rohmer’s lifelong relationship with the city and the many cinematic journeys he made through it. Innovatively combining biographical documentary, psychogeography, speculative fiction, and remix, the film provides a narrated tour of Rohmer’s works, of modern Paris, and of the pains and pleasures of cinephilia.
Born in Liverpool, and educated at Oxford and Harvard. After working as a video editor, he completed a PhD in Screen Studies at Melbourne University in 2008. He has since written numerous academic articles on film aesthetics, as well as a book on the history of colour in cinema (Chromatic Cinema, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). Rohmer in Paris is his first feature-length film.
firstname.lastname@example.orgLea Rinaldi - TRAVELLING AT NIGHT WITH JIM JARMUSCH (FR) 47minError: The video (https://vimeo.com/105425977) couldn't be embedded.
TRAVELLING AT NIGHT WITH JIM JARMUSCH
“Travelling at night with Jim Jarmusch” is a documentary film in form of an intimate and intriguing portrait of director Jim Jarmusch, at work on the set of his latest film, Only Lovers Left Alive (starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska…)
Graduate of an Audiovisual Master’s degree in the Sorbonne Paris IV, Léa Rinaldi worked at first as independent video-reporter and covered the current events of the cinema for Canal +, CinéCinéma and MK2. Then she moved on to directing short fictions, documentaries and experimental films. “Travelling at night with Jim Jarmusch” is her second documentary full-length film, portrait of the American independent film-maker.
email@example.comMassimiliano Zanin - ISTINTOBRASS (IT) 93minError: The video (https://vimeo.com/105426938) couldn't be embedded.
One of the most controversial, original and loved figures of Italian cinema.
The most censored director in history. An anarchic of the film, a gifted experimenter, an inventor of dreams. A truly great artist. This is his story.
Venetian, a degree in Sociology, lives in Rome. In 1999 meets Tinto Brass who chooses him as one of the young directors of the ‘Corti circuiti erotici’ project, with the film ‘Rapporti Impropri’. The friendship and relationship with Brass, for whom he becomes the trusted screenwriter, evolve over the years to follow. In all films made by Brass’s side he writes the script while on the set he works as the assistant director. Simultaneously he takes care of the production next to Mario di Biase,
historical organizer for also Bertolucci, Fellini, Pasolini; and of Enzo Sisti, executive producer of most of the American films shot in Italy. In 2010 he founds the Think’o Film, a cinematographic production company.
- Jean-François Davy - TRANSGRESSION (FR) 72min
If erotism is an art, then the art must excite its audience and reveal the vice in all of us – our impatient sexual desire. While casting for the next woman in his film, Jean-François Davy is captivated by the eighth actress. She walked in, juvenile and beautiful, and drew him in with her deep blue eyes, lack of fear and modesty and seductive gaze. A pure and honest account of this sexual encounter and the proceedings of this relationship where the author plunges into the film and uses his own body to reconcile cinematographic and sexual expression. Some will deem it indecent, in violation of the rules of modesty and even morally shocking due to its inappropriate nature…
Born in Paris in 1945, die-hard moviegoer since his early teens, got a headstart on his filmmaking career: his first medium-length film dates back to 1960, when he was only 15. He made his first feature film, called L’attentat, six years later. After that, comedies (Chaussette surprise, Ca va faire mal), thrillers, sci-fi (Le seuil du vide) and many research movies, among them Exhibition (1975), selected by Cannes, New York and Los Angeles Festivals. After 23 years away from filmmaking, Davy has directed Les Aiguilles Rouges (2006).
firstname.lastname@example.orgEdoardo Morabito - I FANTASMI DI SAN BERILLO / THE GHOSTS OF SAN BERILLO (IT) 74min
THE GHOSTS OF SAN BERILLO
Past and present ghosts populate the old quarter of San Berillo.
1958 was the year of legge Merlin, the law that closed down the brothels in Italy. It was also the year San Berillo was razed to the ground and its 30.000 inhabitants rehoused in a new outlying suburban quarter. There is only one small piece of San Berillo left: a black hole at the centre of the city, crossroads of the stories that have passed through it, a mix of myth, legend, popular culture and brothels; and where since 1958 thousands of prostitutes have poured in, giving rise to one of the most important red-light districts of the entire Mediterranean. Year 2000: a raid by the security forces put an end to the forbidden quarter. Once again the inhabitants of San Berillo were forced to abandon their homes.
Born in Catania in 1979, in 2003 he moved to Rome to attend a film editing course at the CSC, Rome. He works as a fiction and documentary film editor. Among other works he has edited the documentary ‘Io Sono Tony Scott’ by Franco Maresco, presented at the International Film Festival of Locarno in 2010; and the documentary ‘Andata e Ritorno’ by Donatella Finocchiaro, selected at the Venice Film Show. In 2010 he received a special mention under the Solinas Documentary Awards for the project ‘The Ghosts of San Berillo’, his first film directorship completed in 2013.
email@example.comRoland Reber - ILLUSION (DE) 93minError: The video (https://vimeo.com/105426620) couldn't be embedded.
Eight people that cannot be more different meet in a BAR. For one night they escape their everyday life which is paralyzed of rituals and find themselves in a journey to their world of thoughts, their quintessential lust. Oppressed wishes, sexual fantasies and fears come to the surface and forgotten experiences are revealed. The evening takes its course… A visually stunning cycle between reality and illusion, a carousel of emotions with thrilling twists.
After finishing his acting school in Bochum/Germany in the 70ies, Roland Reber worked as actor, writer and director at many German and international theatres. He has written more than 20 theatre plays and scripts as well as texts and poems. In 1981 he founded the Theatre Institute and worked as a director, author and actor. He was Head of the World Theatre Project (in the framework of the Decade for Cultural Development of the UNESCO and UN) which he founded in 1989 and worked as director and writer in Cairo, Mexico and the Caribbean. He was teacher for acting and directing among others in Moscow and the Caribbean. For wtp international he works as director, writer and producer since the year 2000. All his films have been shown in various international film festivals and have been distributed theatrically and on DVD. For his work he received many awards.
firstname.lastname@example.orgClaudia Richarz / Ulrike Zimmermann - VULVA 3.0 (DE) 79minError: The video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nffYIytkKxw) couldn't be embedded.
A film about representation and modification of the female genital, about anatomical errors, censorship, mutilation through Photoshop as well as laser scalpels and not least about the beauty and uniqueness of the female sensual pleasure organ.
Born in 1955, she studied visual communications at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. She has been making documentaries for many years, either as a director or a cinematographer. In the year 2000 the ten-part WDR/arte series ABNEHMEN IN ESSEN received the Grimme Award.
Born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1960, she took her degree in film at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg in 1988. She founded MMM film production in 1989 and has since worked as a production manager/line producer and independent producer.
- Chika Anadu - B FOR BOY (NG) 118min
B FOR BOY
It’s a contemporary drama set in Nigeria about one woman’s desperate need for a male child. It explores the discrimination of women in the names of culture and religion.
She was born in Lagos, Nigeria in November 1980. She attended school there before going to the UK in 1997, where she did her ‘A’ Levels, got her first degree in BA (Hons) Law and Criminology, and a Master’s degree in Africa: Human and Sustainable Development. She has made several short films. “The Marriage FactorThe latter she made through the Focus Features Africa First Program in 2010 as one of the five winners. Chika was also part of the 2011 Berlinale Talent Campus. She took part in the 21st session of the Cinefondation (Cannes Film Festival) Residence where she worked on her first feature script B For Baby Boy (now B For Boy).
email@example.comCarolina Campo-Lupo - EL HOMBRE CONGELADO / FROZEN MAN (UY) 83min
Sailing on a Uruguayan navy vessel, a group of soldiers see their lives consumed by the duty. Their destination is Antarctica and they have to cross the ocean to bring provisions to a scientific base. Their journey, often strewn with icebergs, is long and full of danger. When the sailors have reached their destination, the landscape becomes dominant and the men slowly disappear. In the middle of the storm, all trace of humanity seems to be lost in the snow.
She holds a degree in Audiovisual Communications and is the director of the production house Lobo Hombre, alongside with G. Castelli. She was coordinator of a documentary lab at ORT University and also dictated two classes within the Audiovisual Communication Course of that University. In 2010 she was selected for the Creators’ Scholarship of Ibero-America, granted by the AECID and the FONCA. Carolina Campo is the producer of many documentaries, including: The Flowers of My Family, Hospi and The Sun in Winter (co-writer). Also, she is a contributor of the magazines Godard! (Peru) and Mabuse (Chile).
firstname.lastname@example.orgSanjeev Gupta - Q (IN) 96minError: The video (https://vimeo.com/92012441) couldn't be embedded.
This film portraits a woman living in Mumbai, India, and a six year old girl from nowhere. The girl has a code name ‘doll’. Their lives had no contact point till getting implicated in an unstoppable mission. Woman, perfectly aware, girl, perfectly unaware. The time bomb of destiny has been started…
Born 27 February 1985 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Bachelor of electronic media.
My love for cinema starts from my childhood when I went to see the shootings in Agra like Taj Mahal, Red Fort and other places. But cinema completely touched me when I saw a movie on national television channel film by Satyajit Ray Sir ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’ (Chess Players). After watching that film cinema attracted me in a different way. I grew up and I joined media college and after my graduation in 2006 I came to Mumbai to make films. I work with media & film production companies and at last in the year 2014, I made Q, my first feature film.
Trailer: http://vimeo.com/92012441Bénédicte Liénard / Mary Jiménez - SOBRE LAS BRASAS / GLOWING EMBERS (BE) 85min
On the banks of the Ucayali river, in the Peruvian rainforest, three generations of the same family struggle to survive through their hand-made production of coal.
Born on April 25, 1965 in Mons, Belgium. She is an assistant director and director, known for Une part du ciel (2002), awarded the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the 2002 Cannes Festival, D’arbres et de charbon (2013) screened at the Visions du réel in Nyon and Toto le héros (1991).
(Lima, Peru, 1948)She began her film career as a screenwriter in the mid-1970s. In 1981 she directed her first feature film, 21:12 Piano Bar, followed by Du verbe aimer, La Moitié de l’Amour (1984), Différences (1985) and L’air de Rien (1989). She taught almost exclusively for ten years before returning to directing with La position du lion couché (2006).
email@example.comAmir Hossein Saghafi - HAMEH CHIZ BARAY E FOROUSH / EVERYTHING FOR SALE (IR) 90min
EVERYTHING FOR SALE
Akbar is a simple worker who is living with his brother, Amir. As Amir will soon finish his time in military service, Akbar is trying to find a good job for him in the same place he’s working. Finally he persuades his employers to help Amir with his future job, but watching football in a stadium, both eyes of Amir are severely injured, when one cracker hits his face. Akbar sells everything he has for his little brother’s treatment, but that’s not enough. He is obliged to start a journey into ruthlessness with his only friend, Eltefat, to bring Amir back to life.
Amir Hossein Saghafi
Born in 1986 in Tehran, Amir Hossein Saghafi has been involved in film productions on account of his father who is a producer and director, since his childhood. He was the main actor of The Bag and John in 1993 and 1995, respectively. At the same time he was a professional sportsman until he became a national champion of boxing at the age of 20. His passion for cinema pushed him to leave sports for cinema and become an assistant director to many directors. He made his first doc-fiction, Winston (45min), in 2008. His debut feature film, Death Is My Profession, was screened at different film festivals such as Pusan, Mumbai, Marrakech, Ankara and CPH PIX.
THE SPECIAL FESTIVAL AWARD FOR THE OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE MOVING IMAGE GOES TO
Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy
Born 1968 in Milan, studied Architecture at Politecnico di Milano and continued his studies at Civica Scuola del Cinema in Milan, where he started to work with video art. He currently teaches Cinematography at the Brera Art Academy and Video Art at IULM University in Milan. His short film Scappa Valentina (2001) was his first piece to draw the attention of the film world. His first feature length film, Il Dono (2003), was shot on a very low budget in his parents’ village in Calabria and won several international awards. His second feature, Le Quattro Volte, which premiered in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, won the Europa Cinema award and has sold to more than forty countries across the world. In April 2013, Alberi, a looped cinematic installation, world
premiered in the prestigious V/W Dome of MoMA PS1, in partnership with Tribeca Film Festival.
“I am working in the space between man and nature. This ritual is a dialogue or an exploration of the relationship between man and nature. We are made of the same material. I want to explore this strong connection. As you say, we are in a big technological period but this, perhaps, is why we’re feeling a need to be more connected. But perhaps we also consider ourselves, humans, as too important, and this is a way of showing how we can reconnect with the natural world around us, or the non-human world more precisely. In most cinema, only humans can be the main character or characters. But I want to find my protagonist in a tree or a mountain and want to be able to express this in a strong way”.
Michelangelo Frammartino (From the interview with Pamela Cohn)
Alberi /Trees (2013)
Le Quattro Volte / The Four Times (2010)
Il Dono / The Gift (2003)
Io non posso entrare (2002)
Scappa Valentina (2001)
L’occhio e lo spirito (1997)
Tracce (1995)Gildo Bavčević - MREŽA SOLIDARNOSTI / SOLIDARITY NETWORK (HR) 30min
A new type of struggle and resistance towards the repressive activities of the system is based on the idea of solidarity among citizens outside the institutional framework and on an easier possibility of networking and exchange of information and ideas regarding the time we live in. The possibility of documenting and sharing via alternative media becomes a strategy for mobilizing the public and making an appeal to the wider idea of social responsibility and therefore a strong weapon of resistance. The Solidarity Network develops that kind of attitudes and ideas.
(Split, 1979) Multimedia artist lives and works in Split. Works through different media (video, film, art performances, multimedia installations, audio projects). His work is usually socially engaged. He participated in group exhibitions and festivals at home and abroad. Graduated in 2013 as MA Film and Media Arts at UMAS, where he currently works as a freelance associate.
firstname.lastname@example.orgIvan Perić - SVECI / SAINTS (HR) 78min
King and Joke are small-time criminals and wheeler-dealers who manage to survive in the Split area during the mid-90s. After King ends up in prison, Joke and their mutual friend Scuzzy work out a plan how to get him out.
Born on 25 September 1984 in Split. He completed a master’s degree in Sociology and Film at the Academy of Arts in Split. Member of the Cine Club Split and president of the film and video production company Dream Division (Odjel za vizije produkcija). Participated in a number of theatre and film workshops. Author of experimental and feature films, music videos and promotional films, screened at international film festivals worldwide.
email@example.comToma Šimundža - PINOKIO / PINOCCHIO (HR) 11min
An attempt to shoot a film with Pinocchio. The puppet keeps getting lost and the story ends with a broken nose and wounded pride.
Born in 1980 in Split. Graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Academy of Arts in Split and the Department of Information Science in Zagreb. Works at the Split Public Library.
firstname.lastname@example.orgCroatian Personal Data Protection Agency - PRIVACY PROTECTION – A NECESSITY OR NOT?
Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency
PRIVACY PROTECTION – A NECESSITY OR NOT? – Interactive workshop
Interactive workshop organised in partnership with the Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency will be conducted in the form of a student debate between the students of the High School of Design, Graphic Communication Arts and Sustainable Construction in Split. At the outset, the representative of the Agency will present the role and the activities of the Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency (explain how the Agency works, its tasks and mission), followed by a presentation of an interesting and specific case study of violation of personal data privacy. The students are expected to discuss on this subject and offer the solution. The students will be assigned into two groups – pro group and con group – and debate on the specific case/ dilemma, providing arguments to defend their positions. The debate will be moderated by one of the representatives of CPDA. In the end, the representative of
the Agency will give the official standing of the Agency and explain how the Agency acted in this case. The winning team will be presented with an award. The workshop programme also includes screening of an educational film produced by the Agency with the purpose of raising awareness of the issues related to the violation of personal data privacy, both in the real and the virtual domain. The participants will also be presented with the 10 basic steps developed by the Agency against hate speech online. The aim of the workshop is to demonstrate, in an explicit and interesting manner, that the issue of personal data protection is a common concern.
Deputy Director of the Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency. She graduated from law school, followed by gaining extensive experience of the legal practice at the Municipal and County Court in Zagreb and the bar exam. For several years she worked at the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development, managing national and international legal affairs, continuously advancing her skills. In the Agency, she is responsible for managing all the departments and creating the Agency policy. She actively participates in the activities of the work groups – 29 Working Party, meetings of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on developing the legal document Convention 108 for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, being directly involved in the
drafting of the European legislation. She is in charge of media relations, releasing statements and giving interviews related to the work of the Agency, organising and participating in national and international conferences, creating programmes aimed at raising awareness of the issues related to the protection of personal data privacy in Croatia and proactively resolving cases of violating the right to privacy and human rights as a consequence of misuse of new technologies.George Barber - ART, POLITICS & SURVEILLANCE
ART, POLITICS & SURVEILLANCE AN ARTIST’S TALK
Our lives not private anymore, most things we do now are being spied on. A Data picture of the individual is built up every day, collated and archived. It may be used, it may be not. Commercially, citizens are also unwittingly being watched, their credit cards tell others what they buy, their phones give away their whereabouts, interceptions of their emails reveal everything about them to both governments and commercial interests. You tap in ‘tennis racket’ in Google and the rest of the week you get little tennis rackets on the sides of your screen! The artist discusses elements of the ‘essay’ film and the subject of drones and surveillance. But can Artists be political? Has any piece of art ever really changed anything? Just telling the facts might be enough, but artists don’t enjoy that – they aim at more transformational moments. Can Artists be trusted to do this as mostly they are only ever really interested in themselves? Even in projects where artists include the public, in participation art for example, (a growing field) artists tend to walk away with all the credit. We live in a world of astonishing inequality which 60 years ago we might have easily felt more comfortable with because we simply didn’t know. Today the internet, global media, texting, means we are acutely aware of all problem zones. Thousands are dying trying to get to Europe to start a new life. Millions of displaced people and refugees now exist – more than at the end of the World War II. All hoping for a new home. Similarly, on the other hand, no matter how poor people are they habitually see images of Western affluence – and this causes more unease and a determination to move In this short talk the artist, George Barber aims to lay out and cover a few themes that connect with his installation.Doc. dr. sc. Marija Boban - RIGHT TO PRIVACY AND IDENTITY PROTECTION IN THE CONTEMPORARY INFORMATION SOCIETY
Doc. dr. sc. Marija Boban
RIGHT TO PRIVACY AND IDENTITY PROTECTION IN THE CONTEMPORARY
INFORMATION SOCIETY – workshop
The complexity of the social changes that have affected modern society is primarily manifested in the frequent use of terms such as information, information security, personal data, right to privacy, social network security, individual and personal data surveillance, information society and digital economy. In order to master the subject matter, we need to become acquainted with the legal framework of the protection of privacy, personal data and the right of access to information in the Republic of Croatia and the European Union. This workshop will focus specifically on the rights of the person (individual) and personality (individuality), as well as appropriate education and possible solutions, setting the basis for the protection of personal data, avoiding surveillance and infringement of privacy as the foundation of modern information society.
Doc. dr. sc. Marija Boban
Ph.D., assistant professor. Head of the Department for Economic and Financial Sciences at the Faculty of Law in Split, teaching courses in Intellectual Property and Information Security; co-lecturer in courses National Security Systems and New Technologies, Information Security and Intellectual Property at the University Department for Forensic Sciences in Split. She graduated from the Faculty of Economics, University of Split in the field of Business Economy – Management, trained at the Cleveland State University (USA) in the field of Public Administration and obtained the M.Sc. in the field of Information Management at the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb. She earned her doctoral degree at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, with dissertation on personal data security and protection. Author of over 50 scientific papers in the field of information security, right of access to information and personal data protection; published university textbooks. Speaker at a number of international conferences; published scientific and professional papers in conference proceedings. Technical editor and member of the editorial board of the scientific journal Collected Papers of the Faculty of Law in Split. Member of the Croatian Operational Research Society, Croatian Quality Managers Society and Croatian Company Lawyers Association.Denis Periša - HACKING AND THE (PRIVACY) PROTECTION
HACKING AND THE (PRIVACY) PROTECTION – lecture
The lecture will cover two topics – hacking and privacy protection. In the section related to hacking, the audience will find out what are the differences between specific types of hackers and who are hackers without computers. In addition, the presenter will talk about human gullibility, the real danger of the present time and the lack of knowledge in secret services and the Ministry of the Interior, providing actual examples from Croatia. In the second part of the lecture, there will be more focus of the privacy issues, including the common misconceptions we have about privacy and the data we share unknowingly, and finally also the legal issues. The presenter will try to answer the question if we are able to protect ourselves from surveillance, who should be worried and what we need to avoid, linking this to issues of social networking and national security. The floor will be opened to any related questions from the audience.
Born on 23 July 1983 in Šibenik, where he spent most of his life. He got interested in computers in 1995, and gained his first experiences in the local computer club. In the beginning of 1999 he got his first computer, which was soon seized by the police as evidence in the case of hacking the computer belonging to the Croatian MP Veselin Pejnović. This was the first such case in Croatia. After the 2-year involuntary break, he returned as the founder of first Croatian hackers. He had been apprehended a number of times, but always released without conviction. For a number of years he worked as a security adviser for web hosting companies. He established the Town of Šibenik WIFI network, active for the last 10 years. He cooperates with the Ministry of the Interior on cases of identifying offenders. Since the beginning of 2014 he is the employee of the Town of Šibenik, responsible for maintenance of the official town WIFI network. He specialises in WIFI, Linux and networks.Jure Vujić - CONTROL AND SURVEILLANCE IN MODERN GLOBAL SOCIETY
CONTROL AND SURVEILLANCE IN MODERN GLOBAL SOCIETY – lecture
Contemporary society is facing new approaches to control and new surveillance and control mechanisms. The control systems are far more complex and effective compared to the historical systems, in which the principal matrix and paradigm of control consisted of disciplinary institutions (prisons, internment camps, psychiatric hospitals). The contemporary systems are omnipresent, using a wide range of security devices to regulate and encompass all areas of social life: workplace, health care, education, entertainment and free time, virtual domain and new communication technologies.
Lawyer and political scientist. His professional interests include geopolitics and geostrategy. Vujić authored several books; two published in French “Un Ailleurs européen” (Avatar éditions Paris) and “La modernité à l’épreuve de l’image” (L’Harmattan Editions Paris). His books published in Croatian: “Fragments of geopolitical thought” (ITG, Zagreb), “Intellectual terrorism: A heretic’s breviary” (Hasanbegović, Zagreb), “Croatia and the Mediterranean: The geopolitical aspect” (Croatian Foreign
Affairs Academy, 2008), “War of the Worlds – Eurasianism vs. Atlantism” (Minerve, Zagreb, 2012). He is the associate of the Paris Academy of Geopolitics and contributor to the French geopolitics journals Géostrategiques, Krisis, Realpolitik, Infoguerre etc. He is currently head of the Political Science Department of “Matrix Croatica”. He is also writing a blog for the web portal of the daily newspaper Vecernji list, titled Global Semaphore: http://blog.vecernji.hr/jure-vujic.Fabrizio Polpettini - FILMCARAVAN FESTIVAL
Since 2009, in the middle of each summer, Filmcaravan mounts its screen on the squares of the villages of Liguria, in the most Western tip of Italy. The festival is mainly dedicated to short films and all projections are open air. Artistic director Fabrizo Polpettini proposes a selection of three shorts on theme of surveillance, in a broader sense:
The wind is blowing on my street – Saba Riazi – Iran / USA 2010 – 15 minutes
Diane Wellington – Arnaud des Pallières – France 2010 – 15 minutes
Ennui ennui – Gabriel Abrantes – France 2013 – 33 minutes
THE FREESTONE DRONE
UK, 2013, 13’
HD video instalation / loop
The Freestone Drone is an artist’s response to drones. A transformational act. George Barber’s Freestone Drone is an unusual drone, he can talk – like Thomas the Tank engine . And like Thomas too, he disobeys orders and causes confusion and delay. The Freestone Drone has a conscience. The Freestone Drone installation is not a documentary but a poetic work. The artist discusses elements of the ‘essay’ film and the subject of drones and surveillance. Just telling the facts might be enough, but artists don’t enjoy that – they aim at more transformational moments.
In the legacy of Godard and Marker, The Freestone Drone proposes the meeting place of poetry and philosophy as a site to consider contemporary ethical and political concerns. Ultimately, Barber’s work underlines the fact that technologies, and in particular modes of warfare, are symptomatic of the way we understand ourselves at our moment in history. Much now done in our name is at odds with democratic tradition: hidden, inhuman and robotic.