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Month: October 2019

The right moment

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Pravi trenutak

Kratki film

Režija: Aleksandar Arsovski

Makedonija, 2017.

Trajanje: 8 min.

“Pravi trenutak” je kratka drama, o dvadesetogodišnjem momku koji studira medicine. On dolazi kući za uskršnji raspust kako bi rekao svojoj majci da je gej. Tokom uskršnjeg raspusta oseća pritisak od strane svoje majke zbog devojke koja dolazi u posetu, a sa druge strane njegov dečko ga pritiska da prizna njihovu vezu. Kire ne može da podnese toliki pritisak I čeka pravi trenutak da kaže istinu oboma I da se oslobodi tog pritiska.

The right moment

Short film

Director: Aleksandar Arsovski

Macedonia, 2017

Duration: 8 min

“The right moment“ is short drama film, about young 20 years old boy who is studying medicine, and for the Easter holiday he is coming home to his mother. During the Easter holiday he has pressure from one side from his mother about some girl who is coming on visit, and from the another side, he has pressure from his secret boyfriend about their relationship. Kire can’t filed those two pressure and he is waiting for the right moment to tell the truth to both of them and to get released.

Aleksandar Arsovski

Aleksandar Arsovski is young filmmaker who finished film directing in the Film Academy in Shtip, Macedonia. He has been worked in several films in Macedonian feature and short films, like: “God exists, her name is Petruniya”, “Snake”, “Ashes”, “Donka”, “My biggest wish”, “The Infected Area of Mara and Zharko” etc. During education, he was on “Erasmus + exchange” in Croatia where he was on practice in the biggest private TV station, Nova TV where he was working on a daytime TV series “Čista Ljubav” and a reality show. He is a big lover of films and TV series, his films have been selected in several festival threw whole Europe and his last documentary has had premiere in festival in India. He is already know in Macedonia in all film festivals because every year he is taking part of them with his films.

Ficus

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Fikus

Kratki film

Režija: Andrey Volkashin

Bosna i Hercegovina, 2018.

Trajanje: 17 min.

Almir je skriveni gej muškarac koji ne može da prihvati svoju seksualnost. On je zaljubljen u emotivno nestabilnog, oženjenog dečka Mirsada. Umesto da ode na žurku, Almir odlučuje da provede Novu godinu sa Milicom, prijateljicom na samrti i da joj kaže da je gej.

Ficus

Short film

Director: Andrey Volkashin

Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2018

Duration: 17 min

Almir is a gay man in the closet, who struggles with self-acceptance. He is hopelessly in love with his emotionally unstable, married boyfriend Mirsad. Instead of going to a party, Almir decides to spend New Year’s Eve with his dying friend Militsa and come out to her.

Andrey Volkashin

Born in Macedonia, Andrey Volkashin graduated film directing at NATFA in Sofia, Bulgaria, and is currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. His first film Nothing in the Air (10′) premiered at Sofia IFF 2008 and his graduation film Kinder Surprise (27′) was awarded the Audience Award at Sofia IFF 2011. His musical comedy Shhh… Sing to Me (36′) was the first short film to be theatrically distributed in Bulgaria and has created a strong cult following. The short film Koliva (24′), a Macedonian-Bulgarian co-production opened at the 46th Huesca IFF. His short script project ‘Ficus’ was selected by the program ‘Sarajevo, City of Film’ and was produced as a part of Sarajevo Film Festival 2018. Ficus was nominated for IRIS PRIZE, the largest award for LGBT+ short film in the world and have opened at the 25th ISFF in Drama. Andrey has just completed his last short film Snake (20′) and is currently developing two feature film projects, both supported with script development grants by the Macedonian Film Agency. He is also a published novelist in his native Macedonia.

Adeline

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Adeline

Kratki film

Režija: Audrey Biche

Francuska, 2018.

Trajanje: 10 min.

Starija žena pred kraj svog života se priseća godina provedenih u školi za devojke.

Adeline

Short film

Director: Audrey Biche

France, 2018

Duration: 10 min

An elderly woman at the end of her life reminisces her years spent at a boarding school for girls.

Audrey Biche

Born in France and raised in the Caribbean, Audrey received her bachelors in Cinematography from EICAR in 2018. Her thesis film, ‘Adeline’, won the Albert R. Broccoli award at the French Cinémathèque. She plans to join the 8% of women directors and work towards equal representation and pay in film.

 

 

Esteemed Madam Director

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Cenjena gospođo upravnice

Kratki film

Režija: Michèle Massé

Španija, 2019.

Trajanje: 3 min.

Maria, aktivista za LGBT prava, piše pismo upravnici rezidencije koja je nju i njenu suprugu Rosu, lišila prava na pristup stanu. Ona objašnjava razlog zašto neće moći da prihvati predlog upravnice.

Esteemed Madam Director

Short film

Director: Michèle Massé

Spain, 2019

Duration: 3 min

Maria, LGBT rights activist, writes a letter to the director of the senior residency who has denied, to her and her wife Rosa, access to an apartment there. She tells the reasons why they won’t be able to accept the director proposal.

Michèle Massé

After studying cinema in Paris III, Michèle Massé graduated from INSAS in Brussels in 1989. She worked as assistant director and location scout in feature films. She directed a short fiction film followed by several documentaries. In her documentary work, she has specialised in portraits of women. Today she has fiction and documentary projects.

 

 

Silly Puppy

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Blesavo štene

Kratki film

Režija: Damian Brinley

Australija, 2019.

Trajanje: 4 min.

Blesavo štene ima mamurluk I pokušava da se oporavi uspomoć droge I pornića. Kada dejstvo prestane Štene stavlja masku I skejtom odlazi u srce grada. Slučajni susret mu pomaže da vidi da nije jedino štene u gradu. Kratki film, koji je režirao Austrlijanac Damian Brinley, Blesavo štene na razigran način istražuje kako je nekada potrebna sekunda susreta sa nekim ko je kao mi, da bi nas to podsetilo da nismo sami.

Silly Puppy

Short film

Director: Damian Brinley

Australia, 2019

Duration: 4 min

The Silly Puppy has a hangover and tries to distract himself with drugs and porn. When that wears off Puppy puts on his mask and skates into the heart of the city. A chance encounter enables him to see he is not the only puppy in town. A short film by Australian director Damian Brinley, Silly Puppy playfully explores how sometimes all it takes is a split-second of connection with one of our own kind to remind us we are not alone.

Damian Brinley

Damian Brinley is an artist based in Sydney Australia. Having produced Music Videos and TV Commercials in the 90s he finally decided to direct his own short film ‘Silly Puppy’ in 2018. Damian has a love of portraiture and Architecture and the outsider. His photography has been published and exhibited worldwide.

 

 

Dante vs. Mohammed Ali

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Dante protiv Mohameda Alija

Kratki film

Režija: Marc Wagenaar

Holandija, 2018.

Trajanje: 25 min.

Kada Wolf odbije da se u nedeljnom meču boksa bori protiv najboljeg druga Alexandera, celo selo se okreće protiv njega. On pokušava da ubedi Alexandera da zajedno odu iz sela, ali njegova previše romantična poruka nailazi na zid.

Dante vs. Mohammed Ali

Short film

Director: Marc Wagenaar

Netherlands, 2018

Duration: 25 min

When Wolf refuses to fight his best friend Alexander during a weekly boxing match, the whole village turns against him. He tries to convince Alexander to join him leaving the village, but his overly romantic message runs into a wall.

Marc Wagenaar

Marc received in his hometown Nijmegen his Bachelor in Communications, where he wrote his papers for record label PIAS and the film distributor Cinéart. To develop his passion for film he moved to Berlin on invitation of the award winning documentary maker Viola Stephan. In Berlin he completed internships for Tonmeister Adrian Baumeister at ‘The Post Republic’ and ‘Berlinale Panorama’, and had many different roles on film sets before he founded his own film production company ‘Holy Birds’. Under this name he wrote, directed and produced his first short film HOLY BIRD starring Rolf Kanies (“Der Untergang”). After 4 long, cold days and nights in the woods, the shooting of the film was complete. While HOLY BIRD was still in post production, he’d already completed his 16mm second short film THE EGGMAN starring Lars Rudolph (“Werckmeister Harmonies”, “Lola Rennt”) and Anna Böttcher (“About: Kate”). His films were recognized by film festivals and by the Filmacademy of Amsterdam where he was selected to study directing. With a very own style, highly regarded directors such as Charlie Chaplin, Andrej Tarkovsky, Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa, David Lynch, Bela Tarr, Ingmar Bergman & Alejandro Jodorowsky can clearly be seen as influences on his work. Currently he has just completed his graduation film ‘Dante vs. Mohammed Ali’ at the Netherlands Filmacademy.

Fear

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Strah

Kratki film

Režija: Raissa Sokurowa

Nemačka, 2018.

Trajanje: 14 min.

Mikail je morao da pobegne iz rodnog grada Čečenije zato što je homoseksualac. On u Nemačkoj neočekivano sreće svog druga iz detinjstva, Dauda. Mikail se suočava ne samo sa obnovlljenim prijateljstvom, već I sa ponovnim strahom od progona.

Fear

Short film

Director: Raissa Sokurowa

Germany, 2018

Duration: 14 min

Mikail had to flee Chechnya for being homosexual. Unexpectedly meeting his old childhood-friend Daud in Germany, Mikal is not only faced with a renewed friendship, but a recurring fear of persecution.

Raissa Sokurowa

Raissa Sokurowa 1992, Russian Federation. Studies Theatre and Television Directing (Bachelor) in Russia. International screenings of her short films. Since 2016, she lives in Germany.

 

 

 

Jimbo

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Jimbo

Kratki film

Režija: Kelly Conlin

Kanada, 2019.

Trajanje: 3 min.

Mikro dokumentarac koji istražuje rad svestranog queer umetnika pod imenom JIMBO Insell

Jimbo

Short film

Director: Kelly Conlin

Canada, 2019

Duration: 3 min

A micro documentary exploring the work of multifaceted queer artist JIMBO Insell.

 

Kelly Conlin

Kelly Conlin is a Canadian filmmaker—based in Victoria, British Columbia—who is passionate about bringing untold stories to life through her work as a cinematographer, director and editor. Her films have screened internationally at over thirty film festivals and garnered multiple nominations and awards, including Best Documentary, Best Short and Best Experimental Film. Known online by her loyal fans as the camera gear reviewer Nice Lady Productions, Kelly’s in-depth gear reviews demonstrate her passion for sharing filmmaking techniques with the broader community.

 

 

Boldly Go

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Idi hrabro

Kratki film

Režija: Christopher Cosgrove

Australija, 2019.

Trajanje: 6 min.

Gej mladić krije sramnu tajnu o svom telu. Kada dečko u koga je već dugo zaljubljen počne da ga zavodi na žurci, on biva primoran da se suoči sa stidom i otkrije istinu ili da izgubi dečka iz snova.

Boldly Go

Short film

Director: Christopher Cosgrove

Australia, 2019

Duration: 6 min

A young gay man is hiding an embarrassing secret about his body. When a long-term crush begins seducing him at a party, he is forced to confront his shame and expose the truth, or risk losing the boy of his dreams.

Christopher Cosgrove

A geeky Brisbane boy addicted to Tiny Teddies, Christopher Cosgrove has spent the last decade working as a freelance editor, cutting television commercials and corporate videos for clients such as Super Amart, Rio Tinto and Dreamworld. Frustrated by offline media and insufficient disk space, Christopher is eager to transition from the edit lab to the director’s chair. Last year he emigrated to Sydney in order to develop his directing chops at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. While completing a Graduate Certificate he wrote and directed Boldly Go, an autobiographical short film about the challenges of dating with a colostomy bag. If you’d like to know more about Christopher, offer him a mojito and a game of Scrabble.

 

Butterflies in Berlin

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Leptiri u Berlinu

Kratki animirani film

Režija: Monica Manganelli

Italija, 2019.

Trajanje: 30 min.

Alex se seli u Berlin 1933. godine, tokom perioda Vajmarske republike. Tražeći mesto u svetu za sebe i svoj seksualni identitet, on posle operacije postaje prvi transseksualac u istoriji. To se nažalost dešava tokom uspona nacizma, poremećaj društva koji je pretvorio prestonicu seksualne slobode u jednu od najpotlačenijih zemalja sveta.

Butterflies in Berlin

Short animated film

Director: Monica Manganelli

Italy, 2019

Duration: 30 min

Alex moves to Berlin in 1933, during the Weimar Republic period. Looking for his place in the world and his sexual identity, he becomes the first out-of-surgery transsexual in History. That happens unfortunately during the National-Socialism rise, a social disruption that turned the capital of sexual freedom in the most repressed country of all times.

Monica Manganelli

Monica Manganelli, born in Parma (1977) is a film&creative director, scenographer-visual artist. She spent her early career to work as Set/Stage Designer and Concept/Visual Artist for many productions since 2001 to 2011 in the Lyric Opera House in Italy and Europe.Then she moved to work into Movie Production and begin to collaborate on different projects (commercial spot, movies, animation short) for creating virtual set design and look. One of her past important work for a production movie has been Cloud Atlas by Wachowski Brothers at the Babelsberg Studios in Berlin. The Ballad of the Homeless her first animated film won Prestigious awards among: Best Animation at Los Angeles Shorts Film fest for qualifying academy award 2016, WINNER BEST FILM WORLD CULTURES and BEST FILM EUROPE at Anim!Arte – Festival Internacional de Animação 2015, WINNER BEST MUSIC and AUDIENCE AWARD , ATHENS ANIMFEST 2016, WINNER SPECIAL SILVER RIBBON for Animation category (Nastro d’ argento speciale all’ animazione 2016), WINNER BEST ANIMATED ECO-FILM – Golden KuKer Animation Film Fest (2016), CANDIDATED for ITALIAN OSCAR- DAVID DI DONATELLO 2016 – category: Best short film, WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD – Festival “Registi a Confronto”, Italy (2016), WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD, Festival Palagiano in corto (2016), WINNER BEST ANIMATION -Voghera Film festival (2016), SPECIAL MENTION AMARCORT FILM FESTIVAL – Rimini Italy (2016). “A SYMPONHY for ROSSINI: Il Turco in Italia” is her second animated film an experimental short in which animation meets the great tradition of italian music opera. Monica is working on her first long feature animated film TURANDOT- PRINCESS OF CHINA. In 2019 she finished BUTTERFLIES IN BERLIN about Homocaust, now in distribution around the world in festivals. www.monicamanganelli.net

Writhing

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Uvijanje

Kratki film

Režija: Robert John Torres

SAD, 2019.

Trajanje: 12 min.

Delom eterski realizam, delom film o plesu, ovaj savremeni kratki film prati mladog čoveka koji se suočava sa mogućnošću HIV+ dijagnoze.

Writhing

Short film

Director: Robert John Torres

USA, 2019

Duration: 12 min

Part work of ethereal realism, part dance film, this contemporary-set short follows a young man facing the probability of an HIV+ diagnosis.

Robert John Torres

Robert John Torres is a festival programmer and filmmaker living in Los Angeles, CA. He has previously worked at the Toronto International Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, and Nashville Film Festival. As a programmer he is particularly interested in short filmmaking, formal innovation, and world cinema. His narrative short film debut, an ethereal dance drama titled WRITHING, made its world premiere at Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival.

 

ABEO

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ABEO

Kratki animirani film

Režija: Brenda Lopez

Kanada, 2018.

Trajanje: 7 min.

ABEO je iskren kratki animirani film koji opisuje avanture Nadie i Lupe, dve migrantkinje koje rizikuju svoj život kako bi prešle pustinju u Arizoni u potrazi za boljim životom.

ABEO

Short animated film

Director: Brenda Lopez

Canada, 2018

Duration: 7 min

ABEO is a hard hitting mixed media animated short that depicts the journey of Nadia and Lupe, two immigrants who risked their lives to cross the Arizona desert in search for a better life.

Brenda Lopez

Brenda Lopez is a Mexican-Canadian multidisciplinary artist based in Montreal. She just finished her graduation film at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in the Film Animation Program. Her interests lie in film, the visual arts and sound design. Often drawing inspiration from past experiences, she is interested in the exploration of human emotions and the creation of socially engaged content.

 

 

Reach the Sky

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Dosegni nebo

Kratki animirani film

Režija: Daniel Sterlin-Altman

Kanada, 2018.

Trajanje: 6 min.

Na otvorenom putu, tri queer prijatelja u tri automobila bivaju razdvojeni neočekivanom viljuškom na putu. U ovoj iznenadnoj avanturi, tri prijatelja nailaze na muškobanjastu sirenu Fridu Kahlo, sjajnog saputnika i smisao za queer ponos. Dosegni nebo je kratki stop-motion film sa srcem, fantazijom i dosta anegdota.

Reach the Sky

Short animated film

Director: Daniel Sterlin-Altman

Canada, 2018

Duration: 6 min

On the open road, three queer friends in three cars are separated by an unexpected fork in the road. From the surprise journey the friends encounter a butch mermaid, Frida Kahlo, a fabulous companion, and a sense of queer pride. Reach the Sky is a stop-motion short with heart, fantasy, and a whole lot of yarn.

Daniel Sterlin-Altman

Daniel Sterlin-Altman is a stop-motion animation filmmaker born in Toronto, Canada. A graduate of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Daniel creates short, absurd, and comedic animated films exploring family, queer identity, and tragedy through humour. Daniel currently lives in Toronto. Filmography: HeadStrong, 2013; Summer Vacation, 2013; Brushed to Perfection, 2013; The Chaise Longue 2014; Trapped in the Womb, 2014; Oh, Mr. President 2015; Get Consent, 2016; “Hi, It’s Your Mother”, 2018.

 

 

The proposal

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Prosidba

Kratki animirani film

Režija: Gerlando Infuso

Belgija, 2018.

Trajanje: 12 min.

Icaro odlučuje da za dan zaljubljenih zaprosi svoju prelepu Vanillu u njihovom omiljenom restoranu- Zlatna školjka. Dimitri, glavni kuvar, radi sve što je u njegovoj moći da spreči mladog zavodnika stavljajući u pitanje Icarovu ozbiljnu odanost.

The proposal

Short animated film

Director: Gerlando Infuso

Belgium, 2018

Duration: 12 min

Icaro chooses Valentine’s Day to propose to his beautiful Vanilla in their favorite restaurant: The Golden Mussel. But Dimitri, the chef, does everything to get in the way of the young seducer, putting Icaro’s sincere commitment at stake.

Gerlando Infuso

Born in 1986, Gerlando INFUSO followed his visual art studies at La Cambre (Brussels) in the animation section. During his formation, he produced exclusively animated short films. His first short film « Margot », realized during his third year, won the junior prize of the jury at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in 2008. In 2009, he realized his second student short film « Milovan Circus » which won about fifteen international awards (including the public prize at Anima). In June 2009, the French singer RoBERT asked him to realize the clip of his song « Ange et Démon ». In 2010, Gerlando’s final student film « L’Oeil du Paon » was very well welcomed by festivals. A year later, Gerlando realized the video clip « Franky’s Princess » for the singer Emilie SIMON. In 2014, he released his first short movie produced by Eklektik Productions , « Les Pécheresses ».In June 2018, he finished his last short film “The Proposal” produced by Kwassa Films.

Blue Boy

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Plavi dečak

Kratki film

Režija: Manuel Abramovich

Nemačka, 2019.

Trajanje: 19 min.

Srebrni medved – Berlinale 2019.

Šta ćeš raditi večeras? Da li me želiš? Mogli bismo lepo da se zabavimo… Sedam rumunskih muških gej prostitutki u Berlinu, poziraju za svoj portret, slušaju i reaguju na snimke svojih iskustava. Time što se proces eksploatacije pretvara u spektakt, kamera postaje klijent i ističe neizbežnu performativnost takvih odnosa moći.

Blue Boy

Short film

Director: Manuel Abramovich

Germany, 2019

Duration: 19 min

Silver Berlin Bear 2019

What are you up to tonight? Do you want me? We could have fun together… Seven Romanian male-to-male sex workers in Berlin have their portraits taken as they listen and react to recordings of their own experiences. By turning the process of exploitation into a spectacle, the camera becomes a client highlighting the inevitable performativity of such power relations.

Manuel Abramovich

Manuel Abramovich (b. Buenos Aires, 1987) is a filmmaker, film director and director of photography. His work explores the performativity of the everyday. In his films, ordinary people become characters. Combining observation and staging, he calls into question the norms of what is considered ‘documentary cinema’. He graduated as a Director of Photography at ENERC and is a Berlinale Talents and IDFA Summer School alumni. His films have been shown at central festivals (Berlinale, Venice, Tribeca, IDFA, San Sebastián, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Cinéma du Réel, BAFICI) and have received numerous awards. He has been selected for several fellowships and residencies: Beca Conti (Buenos Aires, 2013) EMARE (European Media Art Residence Exchange 2016 – Halle, Germany), Ikusmira Berriak (San Sebastián 2018). In 2019 he has been awarded with a fellowship by the DAAD-Artists-in-Berlin Program. His latest work ‘Blue Boy’ won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale Shorts Competition 2019.

Dala

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Dala

Kratki film

Režija: Anthony Newen

SAD, 2018.

Trajanje: 5 min.

Dve žene koje su jednom bile u ljubavi, osvrću se na svoju vezu i razlog njenog kraha. Ima veze i sa golupčićima.

Dala

Short film

Director: Anthony Newen

USA, 2018

Duration: 5 min

Two women, once in love, recount their relationship and what lead to its failure. And something to do with lovebirds.

 

 

Anthony Newen

Anthony Newen has worked on film sets as a PA, sound mixer, and camera operator, settling now into writing and directing. He has made a number of short films and shot for such companies as Kit Kat, Corona, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. He continues to make shorts and is working on a feature length script.

 

 

XY

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XY

Kratki film

Režija: Sofía Jaeger

Čile, 2019.

Trajanje: 13 min.

Manuel je dvadesetogodišnji dečko koji je već mesec dana u vezi sa Isidorom. Jednog popodneva on odlazi do njene kuće da prizna tajnu koju više ne može da krije. Manuel će morati da se suoči sa svojim strahovima i otkrije svoju istinu.

XY

Short film

Director: Sofía Jaeger

Chile, 2019

Duration: 13 min

Manuel is a 20 year old boy, who has been dating Isidora for a month. One afternoon, he goes to her house to confess a secret that he can´t hide anymore. Manuel will have to face his fears and reveal his truth.

Sofía Jaeger

Sofía Jaeger Conejeros was born on October 4, 1996 in Viña del Mar, Chile. She began studying Audiovisual Communication at Duoc UC, Santiago, in 2015. The short film “XY”, is her debut film, which was her final project of her student career. Sofia has also worked in different productions, such as “Ema”, Pablo Larraín’s latest movie as a production assistant and on 3 series as an assistant director and script supervisor for HBO, Netflix and Amazon.

 

 

Stalls

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Kabine

Kratki film

Režija: João Dall’Stella

SAD, 2019.

Trajanje: 3 min.

Jonatan u sred opere ide do toaleta. Ima poseban plan. Skida svoju burmu i otvara tajnu rupu unutar kabina. Čeka da neko uđe kako bi kleknuo na kolena. Njegov puls se ubrzava čim novi muškarac uđe u toilet. Napokon, uspeva da nađe čoveka koji je spreman da mu da ono što želi.

Stalls

Short film

Director: João Dall’Stella

USA, 2019.

Duration: 3 min.

Jonathan goes to the restroom in the middle of an opera performance. He has a very specific mission. He takes off his marriage ring and opens the secret golden glory hole hidden inside one of the stalls. Now, he waits for someone to come in so he can be on his knees. His heart accelerates as each new guy comes into the restroom. Finally, after taping his feet in what looks like a tap-dancing sequence he is able to find another man willing to give him what he wants.

João Dall’Stella

João Dall’Stella just graduated as a directing fellow from the renowned American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles. He was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a queer writer and director who wants to share his personal stories with the world but with a twist, he also loves writing genre films. His mission is to bring LGBTQ+ characters to the forefront of mainstream movies and his dream is to direct the first gay superhero film. His favorites places to shoot films are bathrooms, bathhouses, and nightclubs. Right now he currently looking for funding for his queer horror/slasher feature film. His recent short film “Q-Therapy” was part of the official selection of OUTFEST 2019 and his latest film short film “STALLS” is currently doing the festival circuit. He has also worked on multiple film roles on sets to acquire experience to direct his films while living in Sao Paulo, Stockholm, and London. Outside of film he is also a musician and writes and composes his own music. More info at www.joaodallstella.com

Golden beads

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Zlatne perle

Kratki film

Režija: Milena Martinovic

SAD, 2019.

Trajanje: 4 min.

Vreme je festivala Mardi Gras u Nju Orleansu. Slavi se život, sloboda i svaki minut života. Kada devojka odluči da bude spontana i odvede drugu devojku kući, shvata da ne želi seks na jednu noć. Danima posle toga ona očekuje njenu poruku i shvata da je samo to iskustvo dovoljno vredno.

Golden beads

Short film

Director: Milena Martinovic

USA, 2019

Duration: 4 min

It’s Mardi Gras day in New Orleans. It’s a celebration of life, freedom and living in the moment. When a  girl decides to be spontaneous and bring another girl home, she realizes she doesn’t just want casual sex. She waits for her text in the days after, realizing that having having had the experience is valuable enough in the end.

Milena Martinović

Milena is a Serbian filmmaker residing in New Orleans.  She is currently in the Master’s program in film production at University of New Orleans. She is inspired by the intimate lives of women, and passionate about the unique city of New Orleans. She is especially excited to have a film playing in her hometown of Belgrade. You can follow her stories and future film projects on ig @nolilmilbutillstill.

 

 

Sequins

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Šljokice

Kratki film

Režija: Michael Beddoes

Velika Britanija, 2019.

Trajanje: 18 min.

Paul Bigsby (17) se budi rano ujutru kako bi uvežbao svoj dreg nastup. Šansa da upozna dreg kraljicu iz Blackpoola Mimi Le Purr, ga tera u konflikt sa roditeljima, siledžijama u školi i školskom predstavom.

Sequins

Short film

Director: Michael Beddoes

UK, 2019

Duration: 18 min

Paul Bigsby (17) wakes up early every morning to practice his (somewhat haphazard) drag act. A chance encounter with jaded Blackpool queen Mimi Le Purr, set’s him a collision course with his parents, bullies and the school talent show.

 

Michael Beddoes

Michael Beddoes is a filmmaker with a number of years experience making short films. His projects have played at a number of Oscar and BAFTA accredited film festivals around the world. As well as festivals, his previous projects have also been Short of the Week selections for both HungerTV & Collabor8te online channels.

 

 

The Orphan

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Siroče

Kratki film

Režija: Carolina Markowicz

Brazil, 2018.

Trajanje: 15 min.

Jonatan je bio usvojen ali biva vraćen zato što je “drugačiji”. Inspirisano stvarnim događajem.

O Orfao

Short film

Director: Carolina Markowicz

Brazil, 2018

Duration: 15 min

Jonathas has been adopted but then returned due to his ‘different’ way. Inspired by true events.

Carolina Markowicz

Screenwriter and director based in São Paulo – Brazil. Her first short film 69 – Praça da Luz (69-Luz Square) won several awards around the world, including best short film at Rio De Janeiro IFF and was screened at MoMa-NY. Tatuapé Mahal Tower, which she wrote and co-directed, premiered at TIFF-2014. There, Carolina was considered one of the five filmmakers to watch. TMT is one of the most awarded short films of this year in Brazil and has been selected to more than 200 festivals around the world, winning 15

times best film. In September 2015, she was one of the 10 emerging international filmmakers invited to be part of TIFF Talent Lab, whose mentors were Wim Wenders, Jim Stark, Christine Vauchon and Malgorzata Szumowska. She was selected to Talents Buenos Aires 2016. And Talents Berlinale 2018. Postergados (Postponed) is her third short film, with actor César Bordón (Relatos Salvajes) and Mirella Pascual (Whisky). It has won Best Screenplay at Festival de Gramado and was at official competition at Festival de Biarritz. Namoro À Distância (Long Distance Relationship), her fourth short, had its World Premiere at TIFF 2017 and American Premiere at SXSW 2018.

Mr. Mare

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Gospodin Mare

Kratki animirani film

Režija: Luca Tóth

Mađarska, 2019.

Trajanje: 19 min.

Ljubav se pojavljuje niotkuda kao tumor na plućima. Gledajući snimak pluća, mlad i privlačan muškarac biva prestravljen kada shvata da je čudna kvrga nalik na tumor na plućima u stvari deo glave debelog čoveka. On se ugnezdio u njegovo telo i čeka da se rodi. “Gospodin Mare” je nadrealistična animirana predstava, sa radnjom u klaustrofobičnom prostoru, gde možemo videti primer neuzvraćene ljubavi dok pratimo vezu dva bića koja zavise jedno od drugog.

Mr. Mare

Short Animated film

Director: Luca Tóth

Hungary, 2019

Duration: 19 min

Love appears out of thin air like a tumor in the chest. Looking at an x-ray image a young handsome man is horrified to learn that the weird, tumor-like lump on his chest is the top of a tiny plump man`s head. Nested in his body, he is waiting to be born… ’Mr. Mare’ is a surreal animated chamber play, set in a ‘haunted’ claustrophobic space, in which we witness the dynamics of unrequited love as we follow the relationship of an oddly codependent pair.

Luca Tóth

Luca Tóth is a Hungarian animation director, born in 1989, Budapest. She studied at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. After receiving her BA diploma she went on studying at Royal College of Art for her Masters degree. Her graduation film ‘The Age of Curious’ won the Jury Distinction Prize at Annecy International Animated Film Festival. After studying and working in the UK, Luca moved back to Budapest where she made her first independent short film `Superbia` which premiered at Critics’ Week In Cannes 2016 and got selected into more that 80 international festivals. Her latest film ‘Mr. Mare’ debuted at Berlinale 2019.

 

Mother’s Day

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Dan majki

Kratki film

Režija: Dorka Vermes

Mađarska, 2018.

Trajanje: 15 min.

Juli i Reka su odlučile da je njihova veza spremna za sledeći korak. Čekaju da Juliina majka dođe na večeru kako bi joj saopštili lepe vesti. To neće biti lako obzirom da je Mari oduvek kritikovala svoju ćerku.

Mother’s Day

Short film

Director: Dorka Vermes

Hungary, 2018

Duration: 15 min.

Juli and Réka have decided to take their relationship to the next level. They are waiting for Juli’s mother for dinner so they can tell her the news. It is not going to be easy as Mari has always been critical towards her daughter…

Dorka Vermes

Born in 1990 Budapest, Dorka Vermes studied literature, film history and later on filmmaking at ELTE University.  During her school years she wrote several scripts for a variety of productions, among them for the Oscar-winning Kristof Deák. Currently she is attending the University of Theatre and Film Arts Master Programme for film directors in Budapest.

Anacondas

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Anakonde

Kratki film

Režija: Andrés Villa

Meksiko, 2019.

Trajanje: 5 min.

Pada mrak u parku dok su dvojica mladića sklupčani kao zmije u žbunju, vole se u tajnosti. Grad odjednom upada I njihova gola tela počinju da beže pre nego što padaju na zemlju ponižena.

Anacondas

Short film

Director: Andrés Villa

Mexico, 2019

Duration: 5 min

It darkens in a park and the young guys curled up like snakes in the undergrowth, loving each other in secret. The city bursts in and those naked bodies, run terrified before falling down fulminated.

Andrés Villa

Bachelor of Communication Sciences and Teacher of Communication of Science and Culture, both at ITESO, he has dedicated himself to teaching and audiovisual production. He has directed more than 70 productions of genres such as documentary, fiction, video clip, commercial and tv series. He has received awards and mentions at national and international festivals, and his work has been presented in countries such as Canada, Italy, France and Spain. Has received FECA scholarships from the state of Colima and Young Creators of FONCA. As a teacher he has taught at the University of Colima and at ITESO, where he is currently working full time, coordinating the Bachelor of Communication and Audiovisual Arts. He is the founder of the Zanate Film Festival, a member of the Citizens Broadcasting Council and Defensor for the Broadcasting Audiences of the University of Guadalajara and a founding member of the Mexican Association of University Producers and Televisions, AMPTU.

Ur Aska

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Ur Aska

Kratki animirani film

Režija: Myra Sofia Hild

Danska, 2019

Trajanje: 7 min.

Dve žene srećno žive zajedno, jedna počinje da se transformiše što narušava njihovu svakodnevicu. Ona koja se nije promenila mora da odluči koliko daleko njihova ljubav može da ode.

Ur Aska

Short Animated Film

Director: Myra Sofia Hild

Denmark, 2019

Duration: 7 min

Two women live happily together, one starts to transform, disturbing their usual dynamic. The one left unchanged has to decide how far their love goes.

Myra Sofia Hild

Tom has a plant

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Tom ima biljku

Kratki animirani film

Režija: Thinh Nguyen

Danska, 2019.

Trajanje: 6 min.

Tom ima biljku i želi da je podari osobi koju voli.

Tom has a plant

Short animated film

Director: Thinh Nguyen

Denmark, 2019

Duration: 6 min

Tom has a plant, he just wants to give away to the one he loves.

Thinh Nguyen

Thinh Nguyen is a Filmmaker/Designer from Saigon, Vietnam. He is a simple guy, who loves to draw simple shapes and believes in good storytelling.  Thinh graduated from The Animation Workshop in Denmark with a BA in Character Animation, he is deeply interested in making short films with very limited animation.

 

 

Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves

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Toomas u dolini divljih vukova

Kratki animirani film

Režija: Chintis LUNDGREN

Estonija, Francuska, 2019.

Trajanje: 18 min.

Kada je izgubio veoma dobro plaćen posao inženjera, Toomas, mlad I lep vuk, biva primoran da radi kao žigolo kako bi izdržavao svoju porodicu. On to krije od svoje trudne žene Viivi. Viivi takođe ima tajnu: ona prisustvuje seminaru za osnaživanje žena, koji uključuje muške robove. Kada Toomas dobije ulogu u erotskom filmu, postaje sve teže da njegov nov posao ostane tajna.

Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves

Short animated film

Director: Chintis LUNDGREN

Estonia, France, 2019

Duration: 18 min

After losing a well paid engineering job, Toomas, a young hot wolf, gets cornered into working as a gigolo to support his family. He is keeping it as a secret from his pregnant wife Viivi. Viivi also has a secret: she is attending a female empowerment seminar involving male slaves. When Toomas gets a role in a sexploitation movie, it becomes harder to keep his new profession a secret.

Chintis LUNDGREN

Chintis Lundgren is an Estonian-born animator currently living in Croatia. Self-taught, Lundgren’s body of work includes an assortment of quirky music videos, PSAs and short films featuring a light, absurdist tone along with distinct anthropomorphic characters. In 2011, Lundgren created her own animation studio called Chintis Lundgreni Animatsioonistuudio and later co-founded Adriatic Animation, an animation studio based in Croatia. Her films (including the award-winning shorts, Manivald (2017) and Life with Herman H. Rott (2015)) have screened at numerous international festivals including Sundance, Annecy, Animafest Zagreb, Hiroshima and Ottawa.

 

In Orbit

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U orbiti

Kratki animirani film

Režija: Soham CHAKRABORTY, Hanxu CHEN, Meton JOFFILY, Justin POLLEY, Julia TROUVÉ

Francuska, 2019.

Trajanje: 5 min.

U dalekoj budućnosti, Sonju treba da prebace iz jedne u drugu svemirsku stanicu. Dok se čini da sve ide dobro po nju, njen um je negde drugde, zabrinut prošlošću koja nije tako daleka.

In Orbit

Short animated film

Director: Soham CHAKRABORTY, Hanxu CHEN, Meton JOFFILY, Justin POLLEY, Julia TROUVÉ

France, 2019

Duration: 5 min

In a far future, Sonia is about to be transferred from her space station to a newer one. While everything appears to be going well for her, her mind is elsewhere, disturbed by a past not far behind.

Soham CHAKRABORTY

I come from a small town in India. Love to meet and share with new artists. It’s the journey that keeps me passionate. I like good music and food.

Hanxu CHEN

I am a 4th-year student in Gobelins in Paris and a 27 yo Chinese artist, living in Paris. I am passionate about visual Arts, animation and music. I worked in Pearl Studio (Shanghai) for an unreleased 3D feature film and I worked in Mathmatic Studio (Paris) for a commercial animation short for IGA. I also have 5 years mobile game experience. I did animation for Supercell (Shanghai), Happy Elements (Shanghai) and MYBO (Shanghai). The project contains Angry Birds Blast and Clash Royale and so on.

Meton JOFFILY

35 yo author, graffiti artist and animator from Rio de Janeiro, currently based in Paris, after graduating in Gobelins animation master. Interested in working in BDs, animated films and murals.

Justin POLLEY

Enjoys creating character designs that are appealing and feel alive.

Julia TROUVÉ

23 yo French artist, living in Paris. I am passionate about storyboard, vis dev, video games, comics, and all sorts of visual narration. Also food.

Chapped lips

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Suve usne

Kratki animirani film

Režija: Fabien CORRE, Kelsi PHUNG

Francuska, 2018.

Trajanje: 5 min

U kuhinji majka i dete bezuspešno pokušavaju da započnu razgovor.

Les lèvres gercées

Short animated film

Directors: Fabien CORRE, Kelsi PHUNG

France, 2018

Duration: 5 min

In a kitchen, a mother and a child struggle to establish dialogue.

Kelsi Phung

Etudiant en dernière année de cinéma d’animation à l’école des GOBELINS suite à un court-passage à l’Ecole des Métiers du Cinéma d’Animation d’Angoulême, Kelsi Phung a commencé à faire ses armes dans le milieu de la réalisation avec le clip « Wonderland » pour le groupe Caravan Palace. Aujourd’hui, sa démarche artistique tourne autour de son engagement pour la communauté LGBT+ à laquelle il cherche à donner plus de visibilité dans le paysage du cinéma d’animation.

Fabien Corre

Etudiant à l’école des GOBELINS, Fabien Corre, 21 ans, a passé son enfance en Bretagne où il a obtenu un Baccalauréat Arts Appliqués en 2014. L’année d’après, il rejoint Paris pour apprendre le cinéma d’animation. Son goût pour la réalisation s’y renforce, et le pousse à vouloir développer ses projets personnels à l’avenir.

I wait for the night

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Ja čekam noć

Kratki animirani film

Režija: Arthur Chaumay

Francuska, 2018.

Trajanje: 6 min.

Rasprava između dva dečaka na obalama napuštenog jezera koja će ih naterati da se suoče sa svojim unutrašnjim demonima.

I wait for the night

Short animated film

Director: Arthur Chaumay

France, 2018.

Duration: 6 min.

A discussion between two boys on the shores of an abandoned lake will force one of them to face his inner demons.

Arthur Chaumay

Arthur Chaumay is a young director and designer graduated from GOBELINS in Paris. He got nominated in 2017 at the Annie Awards for his production design work on the short film June (Broad Reach Pictures / Chromosphere / Lyft).

 

 

 

Love Is Love

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Ljubav je ljubav

Kratki film

Režija: Alessia Pischedda

Italija, 2018.

Trajanje: 1 min.

Jednog jesenjeg popodneva, Viola, radosna šestogodišnjakinja kovrdžave kose, je u parku sa svojim ocem. Tek što su joj ispali mlečni zubi ona već ima svoju predstavu o svetu, njen otac je drugačijeg mišljenja, on opravdava društvo koje prihvata nasilje i demonizuje ljubav.

Love Is Love

Short film

Director: Alessia Pischedda

Italy, 2018

Duration: 1 min

On a fall afternoon, Viola, a cheerful and curly haired 6-year-old kid, is at the park with her father. She’s just lost her baby teeth but she already has her own vision of the world, one which is opposite to her father’s, that embodies the contradictions of a society that justifies violence and demonises love.

Alessia Pischedda

Always attracted by the cinema world, Alessia leaves Sardinia to matriculate to the “DAMS”(Dance, Arts, Music and Theater) degree course, in the University of Bologna, where she then graduates in “Cinema, Television and Multimedia Production”. Has always been passioned about photography and a compulsive hoarder of images, illustrations and photographies. Since she gradueated, has worked in various areas of the world of cinema: as usher in a cinema, script supervisor, jury member in several film festivals, and since 2014 Alessia has been working for the “Elenfant Distribution” in Bologna, in the field of distribution of shorts movies in national and international film festivals.

 

Ayaneh

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Ayaneh

Kratki film

Režija: Nicolas Greinacher

Švajcarska, 2019.

Trajanje: 14 min.

Naša priča je smeštena u Švajcarskoj i prati Ayaneha, mladu migrantkinju iz Avganistana. Jednog dana na gradskom bazenu, ona upoznaje Annu i istog trenutka se zaljubljuje. Kako se veza između dve žene razvija, Ayaneh se suočava sa otporom od strane svoje religiozne porodice.

Ayaneh

Short film

Director: Nicolas Greinacher

Switzerland, 2019

Duration: 14 min

Set in Switzerland, our story follows Ayaneh, a young refugee from Afghanistan. One day at a public swimming pool she meets Anna and instantly feels attracted to her. As the relationship between the two women develops, Ayaneh is confronted with growing resistance from her religious family.

Nicolas Greinacher

Nicolas is an award winning film director from Switzerland. His talent was discovered 2013 when he won the Directorial Discovery Award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival for his first short film. Since then, Nicolas’ films have screened at over 30 International Film Festivals, cinema, television and online streaming services.

 

 

Rubber Dolphin

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Gumeni delfin

Kratki film

Režija: Ori Aharon

Izrael, 2018.

Trajanje: 29 min.

Gej ljubavna priča prikazana u jednosobnom stanu u Tel Avivu. Oni se upoznaju, imaju seks I zaljubljuju. Da li će njihova ljubav trajati do jutra?

Rubber Dolphin

Short film

Director: Ori Aharon

Israel, 2018

Duration: 29 min

A gay love story set in a one bedroom apartment in Tel Aviv. They meet, they have sex, they fall in love. Will it last until the morning comes?

Ori Aharon

Ori Aharon is a screenwriter and a film director who was born and raised in Haifa and lives in Tel Aviv. Rubber Dolphin is his graduation film at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University.

 

 

 

Chromophobia

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Hromofobija

Kratki animirani film

Režija: Bassem Ben Brahim

Tunis, 2019.

Trajanje: 7 min.

Priča o homoseksualcu od njegovog rođenja, drugačijeg detinjstva, drugačije ljubavi, njegovog životnog puta, prepreka u društvu, porodici I zakonu, I o tome kako će na kraju pokušati da odbrani svoj život I slobodu.

Chromophobia

Short animated film

Director: Bassem Ben Brahim

Tunisia, 2019

Duration: 7 min

A story of a homosexual guy since his existence, his different childhood, his different love, his path, the obstacles envisaged in society, the family and the law, and how he will manifest himself in the end to defend his life his freedom

Bassem Ben Brahim

Ben Brahim Bassem, 24 years old student in research master’s degree in “techniques and sciences of audio visual and cinema” ESAC” (graduate school of audiovisual and cinema). Graduated in master professional in video editing in the same school “2019” – have degree in image design specialty audiovisual publicity in the Higher Institute of Fine Arts of Nabeul of the Fine Arts School Nabeul “ ISBAN “ in 2017. I started my humble carriene in the field of cinema since 2012 to parit the youth house in my little village “Skalba”, after I tried to create amateur short films and participate in film festivals even I managed with my friends has in a competition in France “24H Realisation” in 2015. In the meantime I joined the Tunisian federation of cinema-clubs as volunteers since 2014 to take care of most of time of audio-visual capsules and all that is image and video editing in the FIFAK (I was film and edit 4 films of children fiction and animation stop motion between 2017-2019) – Cinema of the peace? – JCC “ Also I’m interested in writing film scripts and developing new ideas , creation animation short films (Stop motion)

Neon hearts

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Neonska srca

Kratki film

Režija: Ana Jakimska

Makedonija, 2019.

Trajanje: 16 min.

Petar je muškarac srednjih godina koji provodi puno vremena u kamionu. Daleko od kuće i porodice on živi tajni život u kome je slobodan da bude ono što jeste. Međutim, jedne noći, kada njegov sin nestane, on je spreman da rizikuje da ispravi stvari.

Neon Hearts

Short film

Director: Ana Jakimska

Macedonia, 2019

Duration: 16 min

Petar is a middle aged man who spends a lot of time on the road with his truck. Away from home and his family, he lives a secret life in which he is free to be himself. However, one night, when his son goes missing, he is ready to risk everything to “make things right”.

Ana Jakimska

Ana Jakimska (1988) is a film director and writer based in Skopje, Macedonia. Her professional debut is the short film titled The Children Will Come, which received wide critical acclaim and was screened and awarded at film festivals worldwide, winning the Best Live Action Short Film Nomination at Shanghai International Film Festival in 2017. Jakimska holds a BA in Film Directing from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje, and a BA in Comparative Literature from the Faculty of Philology in Skopje. She has directed three short live-action films: Neon Hearts (2019), The Children Will Come (2017) and It’s Cold Outside (2014). Jakimska is an alumni of MIDPOINT Script Development Program and First Films First Young Directors’ Academy.

Hyped

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Hiper

Kratki film

Režija: Alkis Papastathopoulos

Grčka, 2019.

Trajanje: 13 min.

Vera je veoma zabrinuta zbog prvog ozbiljnog izlaska sa Lolom. Lola pokušava da podrži Veru ali se, kako vreme prolazi, polako udaljava. Dok njih dve pokušavaju da ostvare kontakt, njihov um odlazi na početak večeri kada je njihv odnos još uvek bio intiman.

Hyped

Short film

Director: Alkis Papastathopoulos

Greece, 2019

Duration: 13 min

Vera is anxious about her first big night out with Lola. Lola is trying to be there for Vera but drifts away as time goes by. While both are struggling to connect, their minds will escape to the beginning of the evening where things between them were still intimate.

Alkis Papastathopoulos

Alkis Papastathopoulos is a filmmaker from Greece who holds an MA degree in Film studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. They are a Sundance Alumnus and has directed five shorts. Their film “en flicka” premiered and won a special mention in the Outview Film Festival. In 2014 their experimental short “en pojke” premiered in MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival and continued it’s journey in many international festivals (Berlin Porn Film Festival, Pink Screens FF, Leeds Queer Film Festival, Queer City Cinema, Outview FF). In 2018 their short film/ music video “Gomenaki” won the Best Music Video award at IndieMemphis Film Festival. Later that year they won the HBO Europe award for the Best TV Series project at Midpoint TV Launch for the dramedy series in development “Sleepover” they co-write with Maria Hatzakou. In 2019 “Sleepover” was selected to be part of Sundance institute’s New Voices Lab becoming the first European series ever participating in that lab.

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

Lina

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Lina

Kratki film

Režija: Dominique Barniaud

Francuska, 2018.

Trajanje: 9 min.

Lina je devetogodišnja devojčica koja nailazi na svoje prve ženske probleme. Potražiće pomoć od majke, ali majka nake stvari ne može da uradi. O tome se govori u ovom filmu.

Lina

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.

Dominique Barniaud

Dominique Barniaud, a commencé sa carrière dans les années 80, il débuta comme électricien, puis opérateur, puis chef opérateur avant de devenir réalisateur. Il réalise près de 800 films publicitaires et corporate pour la télévision ou le cinéma. En 1992 Il créé Barejo Productions, pour produire ses propres court métrages. Mais faute de temps n’en fera qu’un, “Perd et Impair”. Il dirigera Barejo qui deviendra une production majeure dans la communication des éditeurs musicaux. Entre Clips, Publicités, Captations de concerts. La plupart des chanteurs français et de nombreuses stars internationales passeront devant la caméra de Barejo. En 2006, le succès de son documentaire “Paroles d’Arbitre” pour Canal + symbolisera son attachement au football. En 2013, en plus de Barejo, production executive spécialisée dans la pub et le billboard, naît Subconscient, afin de produire du contenu pour la télévision : Canal +, M6, Syfy, 13ème Rue… Ce n’est qu’en 2015 produit par Subconscient, que Dominique Barniaud réalise son deuxième court métrage : “La Cox de Victor”, avec cette fois, l’envie de se tourner définitivement vers le cinéma.

Italy and this is water

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Italija i ovo je voda

Kratki film

Režija: Ioan Gavriel, Anja Franziska Plaschg

Austrija, Malta, 2019.

Trajanje: 5 min.

Jedan dan: od nežne zore do najtamnije noći. Jedan od mnogo dana koji tek predstoje? Najverovatnije je poslednji. Dugi oproštaj od života koji nam je vremenom postao drag. Vodi ka skoku u novu realnost, u novo stanje svesti.

Italy and this is water

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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Ljubav, papir, makaze

Kratki film

Režija: Plamen Marinov

Bugarska, 2019.

Trajanje: 21 min.

Laura je stidljiva devojka koja odbija da bude u kontaktu sa ljudima i nikada ne izlazi iz svoje kuće gde ceo dan pravi origami. Odjednom, ona sreće Elenu- avanturistkinju i putnicu koja nikada ne ostaje predugo na jednom mestu. Obe počinju da privlače jedna drugu ali kako bi spasile svoju vezu moraju naći snagu da pobegnu iz zone komfora.

Lyubov, nozhica, hartiya

Short film

Director: Plamen Marinov

Bulgaria, Netherlands, 2019.

Duration: 21 min

Laura is a shy girl who refuses to see other people and never leaves her home where she makes origami all day long. All of a sudden, she crashes on Elena – an adventurer and a traveler that never stays in one place for too long. Both girls start to feel attracted to each other but to save their relationship they should find the strength to escape their comfort zone.

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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Ostrvo sutrašnjice

Kratki film

Režija: Gwenn Joyaux

Estonija, Velika Britanija, Portugal, 2018.

Trajanje: 16 min.

Početkom Hladnog rata, mlada sovjetska telegrafistkinja očajno pokušava da spasi svoju devojku, poreklom iz Amerike, koja je ostala na ruskoj strani Beingovog moreuza nakon što je dobila obaveštenje o zatvaranju granice.

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.

 

Tomboy

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Muškarača

Kratki film

Režija: Roman Reyes

Španija, 2018.

Trajanje: 2 min.

Kada sam bila mala, ljudi su me zvali “muškarača”. Sve je počelo kada mi je mama skratila kosu.

Marimacho

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.