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Argentina 2017 Feature Documentary

A research into the causes of the resurgence of tango in Argentina and around the world. Contemporary tango legends, including those responsible for the comeback of tango, share their insights and first hand accounts on why tango has returned with such strength to the world stage, in this documentary produced with the collaboration of the Buenos Aires tango scene.

After decades of staying hidden from public view, tango makes a surprise return, spreading to the four corners of the world. Why are so many countries being filled with milongas? Why is youth returning to tango? Why is, in essence, a cultural expression from the late 1800s returning with such strength in the year 2000? What basic needs is it fulfilling, and what does this say about our current global society?

 

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Sopa

Cuba 2018 Feature Documentary

It’s a documentary film about the Cuban musicians. Many of them work on tourism areas to make a living. In their way the argue between following a tradition or becoming a souvenir.

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2018 Belgium Feature Documentary

The documentary ‘SERVAIS’ tells the story of Raoul Servais, the pioneer of the European animated film. At the end of June 2018, Mu.ZEE in Ostend opened two permanent galleries dedicated to the work of Servais. His work will thus forever be flanked by that of two other illustrious Belgian artists, James Ensor and Leon Spilliaert. The documentary narrates the three inspiring years that led up to this milestone in Servais’s career.

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Canada 2015 Short Experimental

From dust they arise, drawn together by a magic frequency …

Cuba 2014 Short Documentary

Yusniel is a quiet boy whose life revolves around one great passion: opera. Is this dream isolating him from his family and friends?

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All the world is a stage

Singapore 2016 Short Animation

An animated adaptation of the famous Shakespeare poem “All The World’s A Stage” narrated by the renowned Shakespeare actor and director Samuel West (Royal Shakespeare Company). Directed by Hannes Rall.

USA 2019 Short Experimental Animation

Five hundred years of world art in five minutes, featuring three dozen iconic works rendered with nylon-tip pen and animated old school style. Each painting is onscreen for three seconds; the transitions between them also last three seconds each. Made up of 2,500 individual drawings, with a musical soundtrack created by the artist.

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The quiet rebel

France 2018 Feature Documentary

The Quiet Rebel tells the controversial story of radical feminist artist Casey Jenkins: her rise to internet fame, and shame after a performance where she knitted with wool that she inserted in her vagina. The film is a thought-provoking examination of internet bullying, art and feminism.

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Russia 2018 Art Video

No blemish worse, than spiritual emptiness. Oscar Wilde.

Nimmerlandverräter - A clown´s tale

Germany 2018 Short Fiction

Two rebellious clown doctors bring moments of joy and happiness to the terminally ill inhabitants of a hospice for children. But when they encounter Lena, a young girl that vehemently refuses to step into their world of clownery, the two put on the show of their lifetime to fulfil Lena’s last wish.

USA 2019 Short Experimental Documentary

The artist fights for her voice in a world that doesn’t want her to speak. She risks her work being dismissed and herself declared “complicated”, “uncertain” or “irrelevant” unless she can define herself within a certain category.

An exploration of social and cultural issues. A dancer moves among the people in an old bazaar in Tehran capturing the responses and reactions. Dance is prohibited in Iran.

R records his National Anthem and throws it to the sea as a message in a bottle, as a call for those who lies underwater.

This video is an experimentation made by an artist who uses the eye of the camera as a witness of her materials manipulation. The video intends to explore the artist surrounding revealing the particular human behavior behind the creative process.

Music for 2 Pianos and Tape Recorder

“Musik für 2 Flügel und Tonbandgerät” (Music for 2 Pianos and Tape Recorder) is my take on an event dating back to 1983 Germany. The love story of two childhood friends (later music graduates) in East Berlin takes a dramatic turn when he escapes to West Berlin. Remaining in East she is put under surveillance by the Stasi. Knowing that he resists making the contact until one day overwhelmed with love and longing he finally telephones her. Not a single word is exchanged between the lovers who instead ”talk” through playing piano. Stasi officer, somewhat dumbfounded submits the report and the operation comes to a halt.

This music video is about love that does not stop at walls and barriers. It is also about the power of music, the language of which goes far above the ability of state functionaries and their sophisticated equipment.

Director Statement

In our current age of reviving nationalism, anti-migration, xenophobia and increasing border militarization, it can be easy to forget that it was precisely migration that played central role in shaping the world as we know it. We all are migrants and being such we have only added to the richness and beauty of human history and culture.

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WONDERWALL is a short film/narrative cinematic music video, which tells the story of unconditional love that helps overcome the loss of a loved one and helps one cope with grief.

A musical story follows a young man whose heart has been broken due to the lost of a loved one, and he is trying to escape reality. But his surreal experience while in the Chernobyl exclusion zone gives him a chance to discover himself.

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The short-documentary „For a smile…” is a movie about the consequences of war traumas for children. For the documentary, the filmmakers accompanied four so called Clown Doctors of the organization Red Noses International on their trip to Kyiv. They worked there with traumatized children from the eastern parts of Ukraine. The movie focuses the children Semen and Olga Komarov, which had to flee out before the war in Luhansk.

 

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Experimental animation about gender and sexuality, the awkwardness of division. Uncanny sculptures of vagina and penis are the main element.

Gelato - Seven summers of ice cream love

The 20th Century was still young when Italian mountaineers conquered Germany with a sensation: gelato! Tiny stalls developed into beautiful ice cream shops. But suddenly sunny days of childhood turned into dark years of war.

The love story between Rosa and Paolo ended before the seventh summer had even started… Up until little Molly decides to take matters into her own hands almost 60 years later.

Elias, Sammy und Luca, drei junge Männer auf dem Weg ins Erwachsensein, gehören der YouTube-Generation an. Sie drehen und streamen Videos, doch schon bald gerät einer der Freunde in einen verhängnisvollen Strudel von Ehrgeiz, Übertreibung und der Lust nach Likes – mit fatalen Folgen.

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Netherlands 2018 Short Fiction - Student Film

HARD tells the story of the raise of an ‘up-coming’ DJ Jason Weird. Jason is a young, attractive and ambitious DJ and considered to be the new talent in the Dutch house scene. When offered a chance to a global breakthrough, Jason pushes himself and his music beyond limits with dramatic consequences for his life and carrier as a performer.

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Austria 2018 Music Video

HARD tells the story of the raise of an ‘up-coming’ DJ Jason Weird. Jason is a young, attractive and ambitious DJ and considered to be the new talent in the Dutch house scene. When offered a chance to a global breakthrough, Jason pushes himself and his music beyond limits with dramatic consequences for his life and carrier as a performer.

HARD tells the story of the raise of an ‘up-coming’ DJ Jason Weird. Jason is a young, attractive and ambitious DJ and considered to be the new talent in the Dutch house scene. When offered a chance to a global breakthrough, Jason pushes himself and his music beyond limits with dramatic consequences for his life and carrier as a performer.

Puppeteer

Austria 2019 Short Experimental

Earning your money as a street artist is a hard choice as you are at the mercy of random people every day. The Puppeteer has enough to make a living but is not entirely satisfied with the clown puppet that he uses in his regular show. Therefore he gives in to temptation and steals a beautiful doll from the Salzburg Puppet Theatre, not knowing that this specific puppet is cursed and seeking to free herself from the strings she got attached. Can he see the trap coming or will he step right into it?

USA 2018 Short Documentary

An intriguing intergenerational story of artists in Havana whose works hang in museums and galleries worldwide. They experiment with form, content, and bold vision. The documentary traces the enduring lines between art and life.

 

Denmark 2018 Short Fiction

A nameless Norwegian woman tries to make it as a writer in the Danish film industry. Unfortunately, she has already run out of ideas. Yet, like all cinematic meta-narrators before her, she is good for a self-conscious voice-over and a montage of frustrated writer’s block gestures. If only all those thoughts could amount to one good idea.