SHORT FILM COMPETITION 13+ PROGRAM 3

COMPETITON SHORT FILM 13+ PROGRAM 3 | 13+

WED, 26.9. | 12 pm | Kino im Hafen 2 (Offenbach)
THU, 27.9. | 8.30 am | CineStar Metropolis

Film program suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 13. With Eng. ST. and German voice-over
German premiere for all films.

KENDIS
NL 2017. D: Bibi Fadlalla. 15 min. Documentary. OV with Eng. ST and German voice-over

At eleven-years old, Kendis was in a bad accident. But the chronic pain does not stop her from taking over the largest festivals in Belgium and the Netherlands only a few years later as the youngest DJane. (MM)


DIRECTOR
The filmmaker Bibi Fadlalla studied at the New School in New York. In 2012 she had her debut with the personal documentary ZWARTE PIET EN IK. Her youth documentary DAT HAAR! was broadcast on television and screened at the Netherlands Film Festival. Her musical documentary KENDIS celebrated its premiere at the Cinekid Festival.

Filmography (Selection)
2017 KENDIS (short film) | 2016 DAT HAAR! (short film) | 2012 ZWARTE PIET EN IK

TIEMPO VA | TIMELESS
MX 2016. D: Raúl Rodrigo Zendejas Escandón. 13 min. Fiction. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over

When Emilio observes the reflections of light on the water surface, sitting at the pool, memories of his childhood and shared moments with his mother reappear. How can he handle the pain and feel closer to her? (PG)

DIRECTOR

The filmmaker Raúl Rodrigo Zendejas Escandón works as a director and photographer for the production company »1987 Films«. His short film UN CAMINO was part of the competition for the Best Mexican Short Film at the Internal Film Festival in Guadalajara.

Filmography (Selection)
2012 ENTRE SUEÑOS Y ENTIERROS (short film) | 2010 UN CAMINO (short film) | 2010 TERRENO FAMILIAR (short film) | 2006 LLORANDO (short film)

MIJN GELUKKIGE INGEWIKKELDE FAMILIE | MY HAPPY COMPLICATED FAMILY
NL 2017. D: Tessa Louise Pope. 15 min. Documentary. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over

Isa, Dylan and Isabel have more in common than the fact that they are three teenagers in the Netherlands. They all in family constellations that cannot be explained in only one sentence. (MM)

DIRECTOR

Tessa Louise Pope is a studied documentary film director. Her graduation film at the Netherlands Filmacademy, THE ORIGIN OF TROUBLE, won a number of awards, such as the Wildcard Documentary Prize. Currently she produces advertisement films and directs a documentary series.

Filmography (Selection)
2017 ECHOES OF IS | 2017 MIJN GELUKKIGE INGEWIKKELDE FAMILIE (short film) | 2016 THE ORIGIN OF TROUBLE (short film)

NGITI NI NAZARENO | SMILE OF NAZARENO
PH 2018. D: Louie Ignacio. 15 min. Fiction. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over

Nazareno’s birthday falls on a very special day: thousands of people move through the streets of Manila. When he comes back to his mother after the festival, with a piece of aluminum foil as a gift, of all things, it is touching and shaking at once. (AK)

DIRECTOR

Luisito Lagdameo Ignacio began his career as a director for music videos and also directed television series on Philippine television before starting to direct films in 2003. His film AREA has won a number of awards.

Filmography (Selection)
2018 NGITI NI NAZARENO (short film) | 2018 ALMOST A LOVE STORY | 2016 AREA | 2016 LAUT | 2014 ASINTADO | 2004 ANNIE B. | 2003 PANGARAP KO ANG IBIGIN KA

NUR
IL 2018. D: Gal Lin. 14 min. Fiction. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over

Nur lives in Palestine with her father and mother. Eventually, she is supposed to take over her family’s store, but she would rather study in Israel. On her way there, she has to cross more than one boundary. (ES)

DIRECTOR

Gal Lin has completed a law degree and is currently undertaking a master program in film at the University Tel Aviv. He works in retail, but his biggest dream has always been to be a director. It is his hope to create something meaningful through life experiences.

Filmography (Selection)
2018 NUR

 

SHORT FILM COMPETITION 10+ PROGRAM 2

SHORT FILM COMPETITION 8+ PROGRAM 2 | 10+

MON, 24.9. | 10.30 am | CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Director of LENNO EN DE MAANVIS Shamira Raphaëla
WED, 26.9. | 2 pm | Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Film program suitable from age 6. Recommended from age 10. With Eng. ST. and German voice-over

German premiere for all films.

POLVO DE ESTRELLAS | STARDUST
MX 2017. D: Aldo Sotelo Lázaro. 14 min. Fiction. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over

Instead of going to school, Adán works for the waste collection services. When he empties the waste in a classroom, he stumbles right into an astronomy lesson. His curiosity is awakened; Adán wants to reach for the stars. (MW)


DIRECTOR

Aldo Sotelo Lázaro was born in Mexico City. He has graduated in communication studies at the Tecnológico de Monterrey and took part in a number of film workshops in Mexico and Cuba. He mainly worked as a journalist for international media and produced documentary films. POLVO DE ESTRELLAS is his first fictive short film.

Filmography (Selection)
2016 POLVO DE ESTRELLAS (short film)

YĪZHÍ QÍ YA YĪZHÍ QÍ | KEEP GOING
TW 2016. D: Ya-yu Lin. 20 min. Fiction. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over

The brothers Shan and Jia are crazy about Baseball. Shan wants to impress a girl with an autographed ball, but Jia loses it. Can Shan and Jia find it again before it is too late and Shan’s crush moves to another city? (AK)

DIRECTOR

Ya-Yu Lin was born in Taiwan. After graduating school, he studied at the faculty of radio and television at the National Taiwan University of Arts. Currently he is completing his master degree in Directing at the Taipei National University of the Arts.

Filmography (Selection)
2015 BÙ TÍNG DE, PǍO BA (short film) | 2015 WĒN DÌ DE WǓ YUÈ SĀNSHÍ’È (short film) | 2014 DIŪ LÈSÈ (short film)

LENNO EN DE MAANVIS | LENNO AND THE ANGELFISH
NL 2017. D: Shamira Raphaëla. 18 min. Documentary. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over

Lenno is mad. At everyone and everything, but mostly at himself. Because of a “behavioral disorder”, he can’t control his anger. Because of this, finding friends is quite hard for him. (MW)

DIRECTOR

Shamira Raphaëla, who grew up on Aruba has begun a successful career as an independent television director after completing her studies in Audiovisual Arts. Her debut film DEAL WITH IT has won a number of awards, i.a. at the Los Angeles Urban Film Festival. Today she lives and works in Amsterdam.

Filmography (Selection)
2018 DADDY’S GIRL | 2017 LENNO & DE MAANVIS (short film) | 2014 DEAL WITH IT

KIDS ON THE SILK ROAD: GIRL AGAINST GRAVITY
DK 2017. D: Jens Pedersen. 20 Min. Documentary. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over.

Eleven-year old Erdenchimeg wants to become a successful contortionist to free her family from poverty, who live in a yurt on the outskirts of the Mongolian capital. She patiently keeps her goal in sight. (DF)

DIRECTOR

Jens Pedersen studied at the Roskilde University and the San Francisco State University and directed a number of documentaries. One episode of his documentary series FAITH HOPE AFGHANISTAN won the audience award as well as the award for Best Documentary at the Buster Film Festival 2014.

Filmography (Selection)
2014 SEEDS OF DEBT | 2013 FAITH HOPE AFGHANISTAN | 2010 AFGHANISTAN AT WORK & EDUCATING AFGHANISTAN

A GRUTA DE DARWIN | DARWINS CAVE
PT 2017. D: Joana Toste. 13 min. Animated film. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over

When a young girl finds someone else’s diary, the thoughts of the unknown person help her to orient herself in a difficult situation. A plea for the exchange between generations. (MM)

DIRECTOR

Joana Toste, born in 1970, studied Industry Design and Fine Arts. She worked as a web designer, graphic designer and is active in the animation field. In 2004 she founded her own production company »Gomtch Gomtch«.

Filmography (Selection)
2017 A GRUTA DE DARWIN (short film) | 2013 ANA-UM PALÍNDROMO (short film) | 2010 R-XYZ (short film) | 2008 GUISADO DE GALINHA (short film) | 2004 PIU-TOC-NHAM