Tom ima biljku i želi da je podari osobi koju voli.
Tom has a plant
Short animated film
Director: Thinh Nguyen
Duration: 6 min
Tom has a plant, he just wants to give away to the one he loves.
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.
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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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoys creating character designs that are appealing and feel alive.
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.
U kuhinji majka i dete bezuspešno pokušavaju da započnu razgovor.
Les lèvres gercées
Short animated film
Directors: Fabien CORRE, Kelsi PHUNG
Duration: 5 min
In a kitchen, a mother and a child struggle to establish dialogue.
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.
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.
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
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 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).
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
Director: Alessia Pischedda
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.
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.
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.
Director: Nicolas Greinacher
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 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.
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?
Director: Ori Aharon
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 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.
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.
Short animated film
Director: Bassem Ben Brahim
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)
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.
Director: Ana Jakimska
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 (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.
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.
Director: Alkis Papastathopoulos
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 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.
ByadminonwithComments Off on Volontiraj na 11. Merlinka festivalu
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 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.
Director: Dominique Barniaud
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, 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.
ByadminonwithComments Off on Italy and this is water
Italija i ovo je voda
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
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.
ByadminonwithComments Off on Love, paper, scissors
Ljubav, papir, makaze
Režija: Plamen Marinov
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Kada sam bila mala, ljudi su me zvali “muškarača”. Sve je počelo kada mi je mama skratila kosu.
Director: Román Reyes
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.
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.
ByadminonwithComments Off on Konkurs za plakat Merlinka festivala 2019.
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
ByadminonwithComments Off on Kinoteka: Dušan Kaličanin i Zoran Pajić predstavljaju filmove koji su inspirisali predstavu Strah od leptira
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
ByadminonwithComments Off on Direktor Merlinka festivala nominovan za Nagradu grada Beograda
Direktor Međunarodnog festivala queer filma “Merlinka” i urednik gej magazina “Optimist”, Predrag Azdejković nominovan je za Nagradu grada Beograda u kategoriji dugogodišnji rad i trajan doprinos razvoju grada Beograda. Read More
ByadminonwithComments Off on Director of Merlinka festival is nominated for the City of Belgrade Award
The director of the International queer film festival Merlinka and the editor of the gay magazine Optimist, Predrag Azdejkovic is nominated for the City of Belgrade Award in the category of long-standing work and a permanent contribution to the development of the city of Belgrade. Read More
ByadminonwithComments Off on Awards – Merlinka festival 2018
Awards in seven categories have been presented on the last night of Merlinka film festival in Belgrade. The categories are: Best short film, Best Documentary, Best Feature Film, Best Animated Film, Audience award, Noizzmaker Awards and Special Festival Award.
Deseti, jubilarni, Međunarodni festival queer filma „Merlinka“ održaće se od 6. do 9. decembra u svim salama Doma omladine Beograda. U toku četiri festivalska dana na programu će biti više od 100 filmova iz 35 država, među kojima i ostvarenja iz evropskih zemalja, Paragvaja, Argentine, Perua, Brazila, Kenije, Izraela, Irana, Indije, Burme, Tajvana, Kine, Australije… Mnogi od filmova nagrađivani su na najprestižnijim svetskim festivalima poput Berlinala, Festivala u Kanu, Sundance festivala, Međunarodnog festivala u Torontu i drugih. U fokusu ovogodišnjeg festivalskog programa je Nemačka, i nemačka kinematografija. Read More