2019 - Merlinka festival

Merlinka festival

Merlinka festival

Year: 2019

Volontiraj na 11. Merlinka festivalu

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Približava se decembar i Merlinka festival koji svake godine zatvara festivalsku sezonu. Merlinka festival je tradicionalna kulturna manifestacija za sve ljubitelje filma i publiku koja želi da proširi svoje horizonte. Ove godine festival se organizuje po 11. put u Domu omladine Beograda od 5. do 8. decembra. Read More


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Short film

Director: Dominique Barniaud

France, 2018

Duration: 9 min

Lina is a 9 years old girl who is facing her first little girl troubles. She will ask some help to her mother, but a mother can’t do some things. It is the story of this film.

Italy and this is water

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Short film

Directors: Ioan Gavriel, Anja Franziska Plaschg

Austria, Malta, 2019.

Duration: 5 min

Vienna Shorts Festival – Best music video

A single day: from the tender break of dawn to the darkest night. One out of many days to come? Quite possibly the very last. A long farewell, an ultimate goodbye to a life we have grown to hold dear. Leading to a head-on dive into a new reality, into a new state of being.

Ioan Gavriel & Anja Franziska Plaschg

Ioan Gavriel was born in Bern in 1993 as the son of a Romanian violinist and a Swiss architect. He spent his childhood and youth in Vienna, Austria. Through his own animated films and animated work, he discovered his passion for film early on. At the age of 15 he shot the first film-funded short film with professional actors. Ioan works successfully as a camera technician and B-cameraman in various Austrian and international productions, with directors like Michael Haneke, Ridley Scott, Terrence Malick, Stefan Ruzowitzky, Josef Hader, Ulrich Seidl, David Schalko or Jessica Hausner. In addition to his work in the camera department, he directs various commercials and music videos for clients such as: UNHCR, Audi, McDonalds or currently for the singer Soap & Skin (O.S.T Netflix “Dark”).

Anja Franziska Plaschg grew up in a small village called Poppendorf (near Gnas) in south east Styria, where her parents have a farm. She has played piano since she was six. At the age of 14 she began violin studies and developed an interest in electronic music. She attended the Graz Polytechnic for Graphic Design, but dropped out at 16 and moved to Vienna shortly afterwards. There she studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in the master class of Daniel Richter, but at 18 dropped out again. After only playing a handful of concerts she was already being dubbed a “Wunderkind”. In 2008 she played German singer Nico in the play “Nico – Sphinx aus Eis” by Werner Fritsch in Berlin and Vienna, performing several songs in it, including “Janitor of Lunacy”, from her first EP. Her first album, called “Lovetune for Vacuum”, was released in March 2009. It received excellent reviews and placed in the Austrian Top 10. The 2 album also achieved chart positions in Germany, Belgium and France. Music journalists have already claimed to see in her a new star of Austrian pop. Plaschg’s father died in 2009 from a heart attack. During this time, Plaschg stated that she suffered serious depression for which she was hospitalized. The death influenced much of her second album, “Narrow”. In 2010 she won a European Border Breakers Award for her international success. Her tracks “Brother of Sleep” and “Marche Funèbre” were used in the soundtrack for Universal Pictures thriller “War Games: At the End of the Day” in 2010. In 2012, she debuted as an actress, playing the role of the supporting character Carmen in the Austrian movie Stilleben (English title: Still Life). In 2017, she created the title melody of the German Netflix-series Dark. Two tracks, “Italy” and “Safe with Me” are used in the Italian film Sicilian Ghost Story (2017), written and directed by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza. Plaschg’s third full album, “From Gas to Solid / you are my friend”, was released on 28 October 2018. A music video for “Heal”, one of the tracks from the album, was released on 7 August 2018.

Love, paper, scissors

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Lyubov, nozhica, hartiya

Short film

Director: Plamen Marinov

Bulgaria, Netherlands, 2019.

Duration: 21 min

Two completely different girls – a shy introvert and a traveler meet accidentally. Will they be able to create a healthy relationship or will they get lost?

Plamen Marinov

Plamen Marinov is a director and a film editor from Varna, Bulgaria. He has a Masters in Film Directing from École nationale supérieure d’audio-visuel, France. Plamen has been a part of the organization of Producers Network events of Marché du Film during the Film Festival in Cannes. So far he has participated in English, French and Bulgarian projects.



Tomorrow Island

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Tomorrow Island

Short film

Director: Gwenn Joyaux

Estonia, UK, Portugal, 2018.

Duration: 16 min

In the dawn of the Cold War, a young Soviet telegraphist makes a desperate attempt to save her American lover from being stranded in the Russian side of the Bering Strait after receiving a border closure message.

Gwenn Joyaux

Argentine-French multi award-winning director. She is a Talent Buenos Aires – Berlinale Talents (2007). She received a scholarship to attend to the 3º Seminar Program for Professional Latin American and European Film Producers at the Copenhagen Filmskolen. She has worked as AD and script supervisor in more than twenty films, commercials and series in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Bolivia. She has directed several short films, commercials and documentaries which have been part of the official selection at International Film Festivals in America, Europe and Asia. Gwenn is in development on her new feature film.



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Short film

Director: Román Reyes

Spain, 2018.

Duration: 2 min

London Fashion Film Festival – Best Student Fashion Film

When I was a child, people called me ‘Tomboy’. It all started when my mum cut my hair.

Román Reyes

Actor and audiovisual artist born in Madrid, Spain. Since he started his project, HYPNOS films has signed more than 39 projects since 2012 until today. Nominated at festivals such as La Jolla Fashion Film Festival or Aesthetica Short Film Festival.




Konkurs za plakat Merlinka festivala 2019.

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Jedanaesti Međunarodni festival queer filma „Merlinka“ održaće se od 5. do 8. decembra 2019. godine u Domu omladine Beograda.

Pozivaju se dizajneri i oni koji to žele da budu da učestvuju u izradi plakata za 11. Međunarodni festival queer filma „Merlinka“ koji šalje poruku o toleranciji, prihvatanju i LGBT egzistenciji kroz prizmu filmske umetnosti. Read More

Kinoteka: Dušan Kaličanin i Zoran Pajić predstavljaju filmove koji su inspirisali predstavu Strah od leptira

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Povodom premijere nove predstave rediteljke Isidore Goncić, „Strah od leptira“ u produkciji Merlinka festivala i Teatra Vuk, u Kinoteci u Kosovskoj 11 biće prikazani filmovi koji su bili inspiracija za ovu predstavu. Read More

2019 Submissions

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Submit your films to “Merlinka“ Film Festival
The 11th International queer film festival “Merlinka” will be taking place from 5-8 December 2019 in Belgrade Youth Center – Belgrade, Serbia. Read More