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September 2017

"Transit" ©Aline Helmcke

  Festival de Cinema de Girona (ES) || 30.09.2017 Millor Pellicula Curt Ficció: EL BARBERO, UN RELATO DE AUTODEFENSAS, Abraham Escobedo Salas, Mex Millor Pellicula Experimental Art Film (ex aequo):…

Exhibitions

documenta 14

Abb. 2 Douglas Gordon (geb. 1966, Glasgow, Schottland): I HAD NOWHERE TO GO (2016): A Portrait of a Displaced Person, 2016, Digitales Video übertragen von Super-8-Film und Video, Farbe und Schwarz, Ton, 97 Min., Cinestar, Kassel, © Douglas Gordon/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017, documenta 14, Foto: Mathias Völzke

Roars of warfare in the cinemas and a cannibal in the tofu factory Film as medium at eminent exhibition   documenta 14 from Adam Szymczyk constitutes a reading of modernity’s…

Awards

August 2017

"Hijo par hijo", Juan Avella, Venezuela 2016

  Festival Internacional de Cine de Monterrey FICMTY (Mex) || 31.08.2017 Mejor Cortometraje Internacional de Ficción: HIJO POR HIJO, Juan Avella, Venezuela Mejor Cortometraje Internacional Documental: KOPFÜBER, Daniel Thomaser, D…

Awards

July 2017

LOVING SOUTH © Oliver Rendon

Expresion En Corto International Film Festival, San Miguel de Allende & Guanajuato (Mex) || 31.07.2017 Mejor Cortometraje Documental México: NOS FALTAN, Emilio Ramos, Mex Mejor Cortometraje Documental Internacional: EN LA…

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May 2017

Palme d’Or: XIAO CHENG ER YUE (A Gentle Night) ©Yang Qiu

Festival de Cannes (F) || 28/05/2017 Palme d’Or: XIAO CHENG ER YUE (A GENTLE NIGHT), Yang Qiu, CN Mention Spéciale du Jury: KATTO (THE CEILING), Teppo Airaksinen, FIN Quinzaine des…

Awards

April 2017

Cipka (Pussy), Renata Gasiorowska, PL

cellu l´art -Kurzfilmfest Jena (D) || 30.04.2017 Bester Spielfilm: STACEY EN DE ALIEN STACEY AND THE ALIEN), Nelson Polfliet, B Bester ExAnDo: CIPKA (PUSSY), Renata Gasiorowska, PL Preis der Jugendjury:…

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March 2017

Bester Film Let's Cee Festival: A NEW HOME © Ziga Virc

Let’s Cee Film Festival, Wien (A) || 27.03.2017 Bester Film: THE BUZZING OF A BUMBLEBEE, Vladimir Beldian, RU Bester Film: A NEW HOME, Ziga Virc, SLO Publikumspreis: UNDERCOOLING, Olga Kosanovic,…

Awards

Februar 2017

"The White Helmets" © Orlando von Einsiedel

Academy Awards (USA) || 26.02.2017 Winner Documentary (Short Subject): THE WHITE HELMETS, Orlando von Einsiedel, S Winner Short Film (Animated): PIPER, Alan Barillaro, CAN Winner Short Film (Live Action): SING,…

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December 2016

HAN by Jonathan Choo (Golden Tadpole Camerimage) ©Nanyang Technological University

Camerimage, Torun (PL) || 19.12.2016 Student Etudes Competition Golden Tadpole: HAN, Jonathan Choo, Singapore Student Etudes Competition Silver Tadpole: SUMMER, Martyna Jakimowska, PL Student Etudes Competition Bronze Tadpole: JAHRZEIT, Thomas…

Analysis

Short of Sleep. Political Dimensions of the Short Film Format

In this text, the intention is not to show that the short film format is especially political, nor to reveal the extent to which it may be so, nor whether it is any more political than other filmic formats. Instead, I would like to discuss, on the basis of the three examples provided, in which way these films, on the one hand, engage with politics in terms of their content and, on the other hand, how they have become political themselves with regard to the way and manner in which they were produced and are presented.

Report

Review of the First German Network Meeting of the Festival Work Fairly Organised Initiative

While queues of people were waiting at the cinema box offices in Leipzig to get tickets to the Dok International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, one of the most renowned film festivals globally, on 4 November 2016, about 80 staff members and representatives of film festivals and film-related initiatives, as well as freelancers and journalists, came together for an urgently needed stocktaking and review.

Topic

Programming and Curating Short Film Screenings
Part 2: Short Films in Cinema Programmes

Programmers and curators both exist in the cinema sector. However, for the majority of movie theatres it is not necessary to draw a terminological distinction between the two activities, as the programme of a normal commercial cinema is determined according to economic criteria in accordance with market forces and not on the basis of other considerations regarding content. In first run cinemas, the selection is limited a priori to those film releases that are offered by the distributors. Within this framework there is some room for individual decisions regarding quality.

Awards

November 2016

blicke aus dem Ruhrgebiet (Bochum) || 27.11.2016 Dokumentarfilmpreis Ruhr: ERFRISCHT EINZIGARTIG, Johannes Klais, D Preis für experimentelle Kunst Ruhr: JAMAIS-VU, Werner Biedermann, D Action: Gender Preis: DIE KÜCHE MEINER GROßMUTTER,…

Awards

October 2016

Festival Chileno Internacional del Cortometraje, Santiago (CL) || 31.10.2016 Premio al Guión Internacional: DOUG & WALTER, Samuel Morris, CH Premio a la Dirección de Fotografía Internacional: APACHETA, Jorge Mosalve, Peru…

Awards

September 2016

Brief Encounters, Bristol (UK) || 25.09.2016 Brief Grand Prix Award: SWEET MADDIE STONE, Brady Hood, UK Animated Grand Prix Award: ANALYSIS PARALYSIS, Anete Melece, CH Brief European Award: E.W.A., GiGi…

Background

The Crowd, Not the State

  Among many filmmakers, public film funding has a bad reputation. With seemingly incomprehensible funding decisions and major formal barriers, as well as laborious, time-consuming paperwork and mountains of bureaucracy…

Awards

August 2016

Festival Internacional de Cine de Monterrey FICMTY (Mex) || 28.08.2016 Mejor Cortometraje Mexicano Animación: AERONAUTAS, León Fernández, Mex Mención del Jurado Mexicano Animación: EL JARDÍN DE LAS DELICIAS, Alejandro García…

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July 2016

"In the Future they ate from the finest Porceilain" von Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind, DK/QatarUK 2015

              Expresion En Corto International Film Festival, San Miguel de Allende & Guanajuato (Mex) || 31.07.2016 Mejor Cortometraje Documental Internacional: DANS FOR LIVET, Erlend…

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Juni 2016

Alphonsine von Matthieu Raulic (B)

  New Directors New Films Festival, Espinho (P) || 27.06.2016 Lince de Prata – Melhor Curta-Metragem Experimental: NOVACIERES, Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrower, Arthur Harel, Céline Signoret, F Menção Especial –…

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Mai 2016

Standbild aus Kurzfilm "Gyges" von HE Wenchao

Best Fiction Award: GYGES, Wenchao He, CN Best Documentary Award: COLLECTING IS A DISEASE, Kuba Szutkowski, NL Best Animation Award: WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMOS, Konstantin Bronzit, RU Best Internet…