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Program overview 2019


48 shorts and 1 professional fiction feature from 20 different countries worldwide made by young film talents in 8 program blocks to be screened
June 28th - June 30th
at Verdensteatret cinema in Tromsø.

NUFF-JURY

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Program overview 2019


48 shorts and 1 professional fiction feature from 20 different countries worldwide made by young film talents in 8 program blocks to be screened
June 28th - June 30th
at Verdensteatret cinema in Tromsø.

NUFF-JURY

 

Opening Friday June 28th 18:00 at Verdensteatret

Program 1 Saturday June 29th 14:00 at Verdensteatret

Program 2 Saturday June 29th 15:30 at Verdensteatret

Program 3 Saturday June 29th 17:00 at Verdensteatret

Kaleem Aftab interviews the film directors

Program 4 Saturday June 29th 19:00 at Verdensteatret

NUFF Special Saturday June 29th 21:00 at Verdensteatret

Mahdi Fleifel’s Shorts - presented & discussed by Kaleem Aftab

Program 5 Sunday June 30th 14:00 at Verdensteatret

Program 6 Sunday June 30th 15:30 at Verdensteatret

Program 7 Sunday June 30th 17:00 at Verdensteatret

Closing Film Sunday June 30th 19:00 at TVIBIT


NUFF seminars & more

 
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Opening


Friday 28th 18:00
at Verdensteateret

Opening


Friday 28th 18:00
at Verdensteateret

 

This year NUFF will be officially opened by the environmental organization Nature & Youth who is standing for the Friday school-strikes in Tromsø. With NBUFF wants to point out the right of youth to express themselves and underlines this with the screening of the winner of NUFF-Global in 2007, which was an international short film competition on the topic of “Climate Change”.

The Fridge

Czech Republic | Animation | 2007 | 6:42

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Prod: Martin Hulovec, Jakub Tlapak, Punk Film
Dir: Lucie Stamfestova
Script: Lucie Stamfestova, Pavel Sobek
DoP: Thomas Kriv
Animation: Lucie Stamfestova, Daniela Vasicova, Jan Ott
Music: Jakub Vlachynsk, Jan Krofta, Pavel Sobek, Tamas Kubica

A man forgets to close the door of a fridge. Therefore the micro climax inside changes. Vegetables start sprouting, chickens start hatching out of the eggs. The light bulb is heating. The groceries are getting spoiled and dry. The cans are blowing out; mould is sprawling round the fridge. Grilled chickens are turning into skeletons. The freezer is getting dry. The fridge stops working.


Official opening film:

Nordic 22-26

Poolboy

Norway 2019 Drama 07:15

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Prod: Margareta F A Orkan, Rasmus Eilertsen Bergli
Dir: Margareta F A Orkan (26)
DoP: Eirik Nikolai Heim
Script: Margareta F A Orkan
Music: Andreas Wangsbro
Cast: Thomas Stene-Johansen, Ida Løken Valkeapää og Mathilde Sofie Henriksen
Contact: margaretaorkan@outlook.com

In a pool after closing hours a life guard meets a customer who refuses to leave. After some persuasion the life guard agrees to give her a few minutes, but to swim isn't the only intention...

Director’s Filmography:
"G" - Short Sci-fi, 2014
"The Factory" - Short Sci-fi, 2017
"Tide" - Short, 2018
"Poolboy" - Short, 2019

Director’s Background:
Margareta is a Swedish-Danish-Norwegian primarily from Tromsø who specializes in science-fiction directing. After spending a year getting a film education she concluding that film school wasn't for her and moved back to Tromsø to utilize the film community there. Since then she made all her films in the North of Norway. She intends to continue creating films in her region and collaborate with other nations with her hometown as her base.

 
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Program 1


Friday 28th 14:00 VT

Program 1


Friday 28th 14:00 VT

 

(International)

Tahrib 
Clandestine 

Spain | 2018 | drama | 11:00 

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Dir: Gerard Vidal-Cortés 
Prod: Javier De la Llave 
DoP: Pepe Gay De Liébana 
Script: Gerard Vidal Cortés 
Cast: Said Chatiby, Larbi Ajbar
 

Every year, thousands of African immigrants attempt to desperately reach Spain by embarking on a dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea. Tariq is a young Moroccan working for one of the mobs that illegally organize such journeys. His job is to transport passengers on a dinghy across the Strait of Gibraltar, avoiding getting caught. But every trip might be the last one. 


(Nordic 19-21)

Ida

Norway | 2018 | drama | 06.14

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Prod: Mats Lien 
Dir: Mirjam Sveinbjörg Thorkelsdottir (20) 
DoP: Håkon Instefjord 
Script: Mirjam Sveinbjörg Thorkelsdottir 
Music: Julius Dreisig & Zeus X Crona - Invisible & Supapao - Can't Fall In Love 
Cast: Dagny Backer Johnsen, Anette Sissener Amundsen og Sofie Asplin
 

Ida bærer på en stolthet som gjør det vanskelig for henne å kunne strekke til. Hun føler seg ensom, og dette spiser henne opp. 


(International)

Ethir Varambukal 
Dissenting Ridges 

India | 2018 | fiction | 11:34 

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Prod: Ruchika Gupta for Satyajit ray film and television institute 
Dir: Achuthankutty Achuthan 
DoP: Aakash Sethi 
Script: Achuthankutty 
Music: Sourabh & Narayanan 
Cast: AJITHKUMAR, DIVYA K, AHAMED, SREEJITH 

The protagonists are travelling to the fast track court for attending their village’s case. Leader doubts the governance which looted their natural resources, where youngsters will not go with it, they negate the idea of rebel without a cause. Polarised ridges vibrate, while the journey continues for justice. 

Director’s filmography: 
Student Debut 

Director’s background: 
Achuthankutty is born at thrissur, kerala, India, holds a graduation in designing and direction for theatre, pursuing post graduation in cinema with direction and screenplay writing as specialisation. 


(Nordic 19-21)

Whispers of Lofoten

Norway 2018 documentary 08.16  

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Prod: Marie-Lou Vezon 
Dir: Richard Viken Klausmark (21) 
DoP: Leo Lávík 
Script: Leo Lávík, Marie-Lou Vezon, Richard Viken Klausmark 
Cast: Grethe Winther-Svendsen, Rune Francisco Fauske, Cathinka Maehlum, Silje Lindrup, Laurens Perol 

The film is an exploration of the connection between the islands of Lofoten and the four artists who practice four different arts. The documentary comes to question the art. Is art a piece of nature? Is nature a piece of art? Is art a reflection of nature or a reflection of oneself? How much a place can influence an artist? 

Director’s Filmography: 
Polarstjerna, Toppløse, Divided, Success, The Bookstore, and more on Vimeo.com/richardvikenklausmark 

Director’s Background:  
3 year on media and Communication High School, Nordmøre folkehøgskole, Nuff2016, Nuff2018, Young Nordic Filmmakers 2016, Lofoten Docs 2018 


(International)

Masks 

Austria 2019 Animation 2:28

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Prod: Anna Haderer 
Dir: Anna Haderer 
DoP: Anna Haderer 
Script: Anna Haderer 
Music: Manuel Brandtner
 

In a world where everyone wears a mask, the person who does not and is still himself, is an outsider. To belong to the others the main character decides to wear the mask as well. As he puts it on, his heart stops and he begin to turn as grey as the rest of the humans. He is now a part of the grey mass of people. As he realizes this and tries to pull the mask off, it gets stuck to his face and he is unable to remove it. The main character realizes that he has lost his individuality and humanity once and for all. 
The masks in this short film are a Symbol for the loss of your own identity and individuality. They conceal the true identity and eventually make you something entirely different than your true self. The movie displaces a critic towards our society where it has become so important to belong and to match an ideal that has been constructed by society. Due to that we lose sight of who we really are and do not stand up against everything that is going wrong in our modern society. Because fitting in is much easier than showing others your true self and criticizing norms. 

Director’s filmography: 
Nothing other than a few small school film projects. 

Director’s background: 
Anna Haderer was born in Austria and is currently attending the Secondary College for Art and Design in Linz. She was part of the Youth Jury at the Crossing Europe Film Festival in Linz in 2018 and will be part of the Young Programmers at the same festival in April 2019. She speaks German and English fluently but can also speak a little bit Italian. Her skills are working with Adobe programs and making music on her own with her guitar, piano and ukulele.


(Nordic 19-21)

Incognito

Sweden | 2018 | Experimental | 12:26

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Dir: Lily Malm
DoP: Erik Malm, Josefine Molén
Script: Lily Malm
Cast: Lovisa Henningson, Mira Jägemar, Lily Malm

About homophobia through its history from multiple perspectives.


(Nordic 22-26)

Närkamp
Up Close

Sweden | 2019 | Drama | 10.25

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Prod: Anneli Ström-Villaseca
Dir: Simon Elvås (26)
DoP: Rasmus Eriksson
Script: Simon Elvås
Music: Epidemic Sound AB
Cast: Ali Jalal, Gustav Börjesson, Aleksandra Gazibaric

Two men in a martial arts hall. The rules are simple, they are supposed to take each other down with physical contact, gain power over the other’s body and choke the other’s oxygen until he gives up. However, the fight soon changes into something else. The physical closeness opens up to a fight about trust, about being brave enough to open up, and to show how one really feels. Up Close is a film about men and the lack of physical closeness. Martial arts can be a free zone where physical contact between men is accepted and the film explores what can happen in such a place, where men find a closeness to each other and trust is created.

Director’s Filmography:
Stand Strong - 2015
Love in a minute – 2014
Desire me - 2013

Director’s background:
Simon Elvås is a filmmaker from Sweden, working with themes about masculinity and shame. Simon is now studying his first year of a bachelor program in directing at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Art.

 
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Program 2


Saturday 29th 15:30 at VT

Program 2


Saturday 29th 15:30 at VT

 

(International)

Bonobo

Switzerland | 2018 | fiction | 19:00

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Prod: Yasmine Abd El Aziz
Dir: Zoel Aeschbacher
DoP: Dino Franco Bergula
Script: Zoel Aeschbacher
Music: Saint Preux

When the elevator of their public housing breaks down, the fates of Felix, a disabled pensioner, Ana, a single mother struggling with her move and Seydou, a young man passionate about dance intertwine towards an explosive ending where their limits will be tested.


(Nordic 22-26)

Monachopsis

Denmark | 2019 | experimental | 03.42

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Prod: Michelle Ann Nardone (The Animation Workshop)
Dir: Kim Aleksander Strandli (26)
DoP: Kim Aleksander Strandli
Script: Kim Aleksander Strandli
Music: Rasmus Meyer

An experimental short film narrating a monotonous life out of place, through mood and space, where every day feels like yesterday, again and again.

Director’s background:

Kim Strandli (06 th of August, 1992) is a CG Artist and director from Froland, Norway.He recently graduated from The Animation Workshop, with the main focus on being a CG Generalist with a strong technical background, interested in both realistic and stylized artwork. Monachopsis is his first dive into directing a story-driven film, but hopes to develop and direct more films and projects in the future.


(Nordic 19-21)

Blå
Blue

Norway | 2018 | drama | 14.36

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Prod: Synne Seltveit
Dir: Ingrid Marie Røine (21)
DoP: Anton Österlund
Script: Ingrid Marie Røine
Music: Runar Blesvik
Cast: Kristi-Helene Engeberg og Maiken Schjøll Frisch

How does it affect a couple when one of them gets an incurable and challenging disease?

Director’s Filmography:
"Når ingen lenger drømmer" - 2017
"Blå" - 2018"
HOLD (deg unna) MEG" - 2018

Director’s Background:
Ingrid Marie started working towards the film industry when she was 16, and from then on she's worked on a wide range of shortfilms, commercials and feature films. In 2016 she started her bachelor's degree in film directing at The Norwegian Acting Institute (NSKI Høyskole), and is finishing this spring (2019). She started at NSKI because of their focus on storytelling and directing actors, which is a central focus in her work - to connect and create true performances with the actors.


(International)

Speak To Her

Ireland | 2018 | fiction | 4:13

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Prod: Philip Emo
Dir: Jack Desmond
DoP: Sean Doupe
Script: Philip Emo
Music: Cinema (electronic artist)

Obafemi is an Eritrean bouncer in a Dublin club. He tries to work up the courage to speak to Natka, a bathroom attendant, learning Polish to overcome the language barrier between them.

Directors filmography:
Various films as a youth filmmaker, including "Cents".

Director’s background:
Jack is a filmmaker from Cork, Ireland. He grew up making films with his brother Cian (as the Desmond Bros). He's in his final year at the National Film School, Dublin.


(Nordic <18)

Ansvar
Responsibility

Denmark | 2018 | Drama | 09.00

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Prod: Anastacia Zofia Kolle Jørgensen
Dir: Mehmet Ali Avci (18)
DoP: Laura Hadsund Baarstrøm
Script: Mehmet Ali Avci
Music: All rights cleared
Cast: Sebastian Fenger, Camille Petersen, Fatih Sahil, Nessie Beik, Kristian Kofod

In the absence of his parents Dennis has a hard time taking care of his beloved litlle sister, Ida. Therefore he has joined a gang, whose leader lure him into comitting crimes. Dennis only goes through this for Ida’s sake, but when the gang leader one day convinces him to rob a house in a wealthy neighbourhood, Dennis discovers his limits. 

Director’s background:
Born and raised in the suburbs of a small town in Denmark. Since he was a small kid watching movies with his Turkish family in Turkey on their old VHS recorder, he was very fond of movies. Movies was Mehmet's way of escaping the normal and boring life and getting into a world that was more exciting and fascinating. That’s why he wants to be part of the film industry and convey and develop the art he has always loved most. Mehmet's biggest dream is to become a great and recognized film director despite his background where his mother was a kindergarten teacher and his father was unemployed. He works as hard as he can to fulfill that dream.


(International)

Joosh
Acne

Iran | 2019 | fiction | 11:32

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Prod: Behnoush Bakhtiyari
Dir: Behnoush Bakhtiyari
DoP: Mani Atshani
Script: Saleh Kashefi
Cast: Nima Sokout, Saeid Naghiloo, Bahareh Akbari

Life will show a new side to the teenagers and put them in a new challenge. Based on the environment, society and the place they live, they react to these challenges.

Directors filmography:
Catfish is Sourena Bayramloo's first film who could gain many successes and
His Second Short film is Acne

Director’s background:
Actor, Director's assistant, Director

 
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Program 4


Saturday 29th 19:00 at VT

Program 4


Saturday 29th 19:00 at VT

 

(International)

 Прощай
The farewell

Kyrgyzstan | 2018 | fiction | 15:00

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Prod: Akjol Bekbolotov
Dir: Karash Zhanyshov
DoP: Bekzat Turatbek uulu
Script: Karash Zhanyshov
Cast: Salamat Nurmanbetov, Daniel Kurmanalie
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The parents of Aibek after divorce decided to send him to orphanage, where he falls in love with Ainura. Then he decided to confess his love by making handmade heart from the stone. Aibek faces with many challenges on the way of achieving his goal and once unexpected situation turns everything over.

Directors filmography:
"AITYSH FILM"
Cameraman.
‒ Documentary films about the history of Kyrgyz art (cinema, music, fine arts, theater, opera, ballet) - cameraman
‒ Documentary film "Beksultan Jakiev" - assistant cameraman
Film editor.
FILM COMPANY "TAZAR"
‒ Full-length feature film " Welcome, Mr. President!"
MEDIA COMPANY "СО" Director of photography.
‒ Full-length feature film "Transfer"
KYRGYZ-TURKISH "MANAS" UNIVERSITY
Director of photography, cameraman.
‒ Short documentary film "A drop"
‒ Short feature film "Bakyt"
‒ Short feature film "Snowdrop"
‒ Short documentary film " Border"
‒ Short feature film " Bridge"
KYRGYZ-TURKISH "MANAS" UNIVERSITY
Director.
‒ Short feature film "Seven"
‒ Short feature film "The farewell"
SINEMA STUDIO "SEA"
Operating cameraman. Film.
‒ Full-length feature film "Sayakbai"

Director’s background:

Karash Zhanyshov was born in 1994 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Director and editor in the film studio Aitysh Film. In 2017 he graduated from KYRGYZ-TURKISH MANAS UNIVERSITY, faculty of communications, radio, TV and cinema. He also graduated from the MASTER-CLASS OF ERNEST ABDYZHAPAROV (directing to the cinema).


(Nordic 22-26)

Skoldiscot
Slowdance

Sweden | 2018 | Drama | 05:30

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Prod: Liselotte Persson
Dir: Christian Zetterberg (26)
DoP: Jakob Eliasson, Albin Abrahamsson
Script: Christian Zetterberg
Music: Daniel Granstedt
Cast: Philip Kuub Olsen, Joshua Hayman, Gustav Berghe

A shy boy at a middle-school dance tackles the new concepts of identity, sexuality and love.

Filmography:
Isvaken, (Ongoing) - First feature filmSlowdance, Skoldiscot (2018) - ShortfilmUnder the Stars, Stjärnhimmel (2017) - ShortfilmDilemma (2015) - ShortfilmIgnore the truth, Att blunda för Sanningen (2011) - Shortfilm

Director’s background:
Christian Zetterberg, born 1993, is a director and producer at Gråklippan, a new Swedish production company that makes Children's film. He studied film at fridhems folkhögskola in Skåne, Sweden. Christian started as a child actor at the Swedish Television (SVT) in 2005 as a starring role in "A December Dream," Directed by Thomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker tailor soldier spy) He made his directorial debut in 2011, 17 years old with the short "Ignore the truth," A film based on true stories from his own childhood. After this, Christian have made several shorts, including "Under the stars", a film about child sexual abuse that which became very well-known worldwide during 2017. Christian have become known to focus on telling young people's stories about growing up.In 2019, Christian will debut with his first feature film “Isvaken”


(Nordic 22-26)

Brännpunkt
Focal Point

Sweden | 2018 | drama | 11:27

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Prod: Sandra Eriksson
Dir: Jacob Gustin & Philip Coroiu (23)
DoP: Mikael Balakdin
Script: Alexander Vikström
Music: Ola Sandberg
Cast: Tor Hedling, Teo Dellback, Helena Haga, Hugo Emretsson

An accident during a new years eve party on a frozen lake makes Carl relive and reinterpret his life and relationships with his loved ones.

Director’s Filmography:
(2018) - FOCAL POINT
(2017) - Miranda
(2016) - Hembesök

Director’s Background:
Jacob and Philip met at Dalarna University’s film program and quickly began making films together. This is their second effort as a directing duo, showcasing a wide range of their abilities.


(International)

键盘老师
War For Keyboard Warriors

China | 2018 | animation | 2:00

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Dir/prod/script: CAN-ZHAO LAM

The Keyboard Warrior seeks to use the power imbued in his "weapon" to effect death and destruction (in a strictly-metaphorical sense) upon his foes (other virtual identities he has encountered on the internet). In essence, the keyboard (ie. text input ability) allows the keyboard warrior to manifest his true warrior nature in a safe and removed environment, from which no real-life repercussions.


(Nordic <18)

Joulun taikaa
Magic of Christmas

Finland | 2018 | horror | 09:59

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Prod: Valve Film school
Dir: Roope Kontio (18)
DoP: Eeli Palokangas
Script: Valve Filmschool 2018
Music: Many, with all the rights.
Cast: Isabella Zitting, Jaakko Leinonen, Joona Rissanen, Mari Grönstrand, Eeli Palokangas, Niilo Vuopala

Documentary group goes to christmas wonderland to film santaclaus and discover his secrets.

Director’s filmography:
Valuable (2017)


(Nordic <18)

Usynlig
Invisible

Norway | 2019 | Documentary | 08:32

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Prod: Madelen Sandbakken Lillestu
Dir: Madelen Sandbakken Lillestu (18)
DoP: Madelen Sandbakken Lillestu
Script: Madelen Sandbakken Lillestu
Music: Secession Studios
Cast: Ove Andre Remme, Aleksandar Savic

Dokumentaren baserer seg på en virkelighetsnær historie om hvordan små avgjørelser kan føre til store konsekvenser. Historien baserer seg på fortellingen om Ove Andre. Ove var kun 9 år gammel da han eksperimenterte med rusmidler for første gang. Her vil du få et sterkt innblikk i hvordan en ung sårbar gutt utviklet rusavhengighet og hvor store konsekvenser dette kan gi et menneske. Ove er også en av få personer som har klart å snu om på livet, og bruker sine personlige erfaringer med å hjelpe andre i lignende situasjoner. I filmen er det rekonstruerte scener fra Ove`s barndom, og klipp av Ove selv.

Director’s background:
Elev ved Nannestad VGS, Medier og kommunikasjon


(Nordic 22-26)

Den Sista Droppen
The Final Drop

Sweden | 2018 | Drama | 10:33

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Prod: Niklas Jonasson och Emma Sand
Dir: Emma Sand (22)
DoP: Niklas Jonasson
Script: Emma Sand och Niklas Jonasson
Music: Vera Ek
Cast: Alma Eliasson Godonou, Fredric Iversen, Daniel Basurto, Klara Jutterdal

As a female bartender at a luxurious bar, Nike is used to get a harsh treatment from the male guests. This night though, the last drop is spilled.

Director’s Filmography:
Den Sista Droppen (2018)
Be Like A Girl (2018)
Just A Walk With My Demons (2018)

Director’s background:
Emma has a background in art and music but is currently studying film at Fridhems Folkhögskola. "Den Sista Droppen" is her third short film.


(International)

Open End

Germany | 2018 | documentary | 4:59

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Prod: Hanno Mertin
Dir: Hanno Mertin (22)
DoP: Hanno Mertin

A grandmother explains to her grandson her view on the past and her wishes for the future, reflecting on death, marriage and life as an old pensioner.

Directors filmography:
A Song to Remember - Short (2016)
The Bookstore - Short Doc (2016)
3-1 - Short (2017)
Desire - Short (2017) - Winner of Special Price at Youth Film Fest Schleswig-Holstein 2018
Käfer - Short (2017)
Blue Eyes with a Hint of Ocean - Short (as DoP, Film directed by Bruno Edelman) (2018) - Winner of Best Cinematography at Filmkraft Festival Aalborg 2018
Open End - Short Doc (2018)

Director’s background:
I am a 22 year-old indipendent filmmaker from Lübeck, Germany, founder of MERTIN MEDIA producing commercials, shorts, music videos and short docs. Currently working on first feature documentary. Self-taught skillset, no official education in filmmaking or similar.


(Nordic 22-26)

Giitu
Thank you

Norway | 2017 | drama | 18:19

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Prod: Pernille Nilsen
Dir: Olve Aslaksen (24)
DoP: Mauritz Brekke Solberg
Script: Embla Veier Bugge
Music: Eero Kujala
Cast: Ebba Lovise Joks, Nils Reidar Utsi

A woman returns home to her father and childhood home, after being gone for 20 years. Her purpose for the visit is to deliver the message that her fathers former wife has passed away.

Director’s Filmography:
Giitu - 2017 - Short
Delbart - 2018 - Short
Several commercials for TV, social media and other platforms.

Director’s background:
Olve Aslaksen is a young and talented filmmaker from Sandefjord, Norway. He currently lives and works in Oslo. With his Sami roots, he wanted to seek out and tell a story from todays Sami culture. Olve is passionate about telling stories about humans and he’s always focusing on the core of every conflict. With his eye for detail the stories are always told with a really nice frame around it.


 
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Program 3


Saturday 29th 17:00 at VT

Q&A with Kaleem Aftab and 3 film directors

Program 3


Saturday 29th 17:00 at VT

Q&A with Kaleem Aftab and 3 film directors

 

(International)

هو و انا
Him And I

Palestine 2018 Drama 12:59

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Prod: Saed Andoni
Dir: Ibrahim Handal
DoP: Ibrahim Handal
Script: Ibrahim Handal
Music: Ibrahim Handal
Cast: Riham Issac

A young woman in her mid-thirties lives an ordinary life between her work and home. Viewers discover, however, that she is living in fantasy world, which she created in order to help tolerate her destiny.

Directors filmography:
His work As DOP in "Ambience" for the director Wisam Al-Jafari (Cannes 2019)
DOP for "Coffee Pot" for the director thaer Alazzeh
DOP for "Sawsan" for the director saliba rishmawi
and he worked in 2017 in the light department In "The Reports Of Sarah And Salem" for the director Muayad Alayan,
And he was also the DOP for his short Film "Him And I ".

Director’s background:
Ibrahim Handal is BA film maker student at Dar Al Kalima For Art And Culture, he Finished A diploma Degree in Documentary Film Production In summer 2016 And he Continued Studying The BA Degree in Film Production To be a Cinematography And he is looking forward to do a lot of Films , After he will finish The BA degree he Want to Have a Master Degree In Cinematography.


(Nordic <18)

Fire elementer i god springeteknikk
Four elements in good running technique

Norway | 2019 | drama | 11:00

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Prod: Jorunn Bjarnadóttir
Dir: Ulva Skogstad (18)
DoP: Ulva Skogstad
Script: Ulva Skogstad
Music: Mattias Eriksen Leo
Cast: Dina Helberg Bratlie, Ida Luther

"Four elements in good running technique" is a short movie about 18-year-old Thale (Dina Helberg Bratlie) who tries to balance a life of friends, her girlfriend, and running.

Director’s background:
Ulva Skogstad attends the theatre programme at Kongsbakken High School in her second year. She has been making low-scale movies ever since her childhood. This is her first project to be published.


(Nordic 19-21)

Góðastova
Living Room

Faroe Islands | 2018 | Drama | 17:07

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Prod: Maria Guldbrandsø Tórgarð
Dir Maria Guldbrandsø Tórgarð (22)
DoP: Nikolaj Oskar Lindblad
Script: Maria Guldbrandsø Tórgarð and Hans Tórgarð
Music: Simme A. Jacobsen and Nicolina á Kamarinum
Cast: Katarina Nolsøe, Noomi Kunoy Heradóttir og Ria Tórgarð

After the death of their mother, three sisters meet again in their childhood home for the first time in thirty years. Their heritage has been split and accounted for, everything but a suitcase, which no one knows the contents of. They can't decide who should have the suitcase, so they turn to what they've always done: playing cards to see who will win it. During the game, memories unfold, and the sisters see their past clearly for the first time.

Director’s Filmography:
Deviant 2015 Director and Writer, Faroe Islands
The Man and The Diaper 2017 Director and Writer, Denmark
Ukrudt 2017 Director, Denmark
Can you see the sea? 2018 Co-director, Palestine
Living Room 2018 Director and co-writer, Faroe Islands

Director’s Background:
Maria grew up in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, where she started her film career. She discovered filmmaking as a 16 year old, when she was working on set as an assistant, and instantly felt at home. Since then she has been on a variety of productions, fulfilling many roles on different projects, including shortfilms, music videos, commercials and feature length films. She is also a crewmember on the first faroese Crime Tv-series scheduled for 2020. She has directed 5 shortfilms, and written 3 of them as well. Her passions lie in directing fiction and working with film creatively. This is not limited to only directing fictional films, as her interests are broader. Ultimately she wants to be able to make films as a living on a daily basis. Her shortfilm "The Man and The Diaper" won the audience award at Geytin, the faroese shortfilm competition in 2018 and has travelled around the world. The film "Living Room" has as of the time of application already attended the Nordic event in the Berlinale film festival, and was nominated at Geytin 2019. She has attended 7 different courses in The Faroe Islands, Denmark and Palestine, working with many acknowledged filmmakers in the industry and has graduated a 6 month narrative film course in Copenhagen 2017.
Maria grew up in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, where she started her film career. She discovered filmmaking as a 16 year old, when she was working on set as an assistant, and instantly felt at home. Since then she has been on a variety of productions, fulfilling many roles on different projects, including shortfilms, music videos, commercials and feature length films. She is also a crewmember on the first faroese Crime Tv-series scheduled for 2020. She has directed 5 shortfilms, and written 3 of them as well. Her passions lie in directing fiction and working with film creatively. This is not limited to only directing fictional films, as her interests are broader. Ultimately she wants to be able to make films as a living on a daily basis. Her shortfilm "The Man and The Diaper" won the audience award at Geytin, the faroese shortfilm competition in 2018 and has travelled around the world. The film "Living Room" has as of the time of application already attended the Nordic event in the Berlinale film festival, and was nominated at Geytin 2019. She has attended 7 different courses in The Faroe Islands, Denmark and Palestine, working with many acknowledged filmmakers in the industry and has graduated a 6 month narrative film course in Copenhagen 2017.


 
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NUFF SPECIAL


Mahdi Fleifel Shorts
with introduction and Q&A by Kaleem Aftab

Saturday 29th 21:00 at VT

NUFF SPECIAL


Mahdi Fleifel Shorts
with introduction and Q&A by Kaleem Aftab

Saturday 29th 21:00 at VT

 

NUFF Special -
Mahdi Fleifel Shorts

Mahdi Fleifel is one of this year’s mentors for the NUFF film workshops. We’re very glad to be able to screen his short-film program with five award-winning films.

The program will be introduced by the film-critic Kaleem Aftab from London, who will also lead a Q&A with the director and of course the audience.

XENOS

(2014, 13min)

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Director / Photographer: Mahdi Fleifel
Produced by: Patrick Campbell
Edited by: Michael Aaglund
Sound Designer: Gunnar Oskarsson

In 2010, Abu Eyad and other young Palestinian men from the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp in Lebanon travelled with smugglers through Syria and Turkey into Greece. Like so many other migrants, they come looking for a way into Europe but found themselves trapped in a country undergoing economic, political, and social collapse.

Watch the trailer…


20 HANDSHAKES FOR PEACE

(2015, 5min)

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“I remember the handshake very clearly. My dad recorded the ceremony on video and would play it over and over again. He could not believe what had happened. In fact, none of us could. One time he threw his shoe at the TV and shouted so loud, the next door neighbors complained about him.” Listening to the last interview with Edward Said while watching the ceremony made me realize that father’s anger was because chairman Arafat was the first one to reach out his hand.


A MAN RETURNED

(2016, 30min)

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Director / Photographer: Mahdi Fleifel
Produced by: Patrick Campbell & Mahdi Fleifel
Edited by: Michael Aaglund
Sound Design: Dario Swade

Reda is 26 years old. His dreams of escaping the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain El-Helweh ended in failure after three years trapped in Greece. He returned with a heroin addiction to life in a camp being torn apart by internal strife and the encroachment of war from Syria.
Against all odds he decides to marry his childhood sweetheart; a love story, bittersweet as the camp itself.

Watch the trailer…


A DROWNING MAN

(2017, 15min)

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Writer / Director: Mahdi Fleifel
Produced by: Signe Byrge Sørensen, Patrick Campbell & Mahdi Fleifel
Cinematographer: Vasco Viana
Edited by: Michael Aaglund
Sound Design: Dario Swade

Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive, his life of exile grows one day longer.

Watch the trailer…


I SIGNED THE PETITION

(2018, 10min)

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Writer / Director: Mahdi Fleifel
Produced by: Patrick Campbell & Mahdi Fleifel
Cinematographer: Mahdi Fleifel
Featuring: Faris & Mahdi
Edited by: Michael Aaglund
Sound Design: Dario Swade

Immediately after a Palestinian man signs an online petition, he is thrown into a panic-inducing spiral of self-doubt. Over the course of a conversation with an understanding friend, he analyses, deconstructs and interprets the meaning of his choice to publicly support the cultural boycott of Israel. 

Watch the trailer…


 
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program 5


Sunday 30th 14:00 at VT

program 5


Sunday 30th 14:00 at VT

 

(International)

Zebh
Slaughter

Iran | 2018 | fiction | 13:13

Prod: Saman Hosseinpuor & Ako Zandkarimi
Dir: Saman Hosseinpuor & Ako Zandkarimi
DoP: Hamed Baghaeian
Script: Saman Hosseinpuor & Ako Zandkarimi
Music: Hossein Ghourchian
Cast: Fereidoun Hamedi, Shabbo Soleimani, Mohammad Ghobadi, Ghafar Khaledi, Shafi Amini, Saman Obudi

Ghasem is forced to sell their cow to spend a hard winter in their village, but his son fled out the cow.

Director’s filmography:
Saman Hosseinpuor:
1-0(2013)
Autumn Leaves (2015)
Fish(2016)
The Man Who Forgot To Breathe (2017)
The Last Embrace (2018)
Slaughter (2018)
Ako Zandkarimi:
Buka Barana(2013)
Sound of Ant’s Heart (2014)
Clowns don’t Die (2015)
Malaria (2016)
Soldier (2017)
Slaughter (2018)

Director’s background:
Saman Hosseinpuor: Saman Hosseinpuor was born in Saqez/Kurdestan/Iran at 1993. He started acting in Theater and he was just 14 years old, He started filmmaking at 2008. In the meantime he started writing short story. He is a director and Writer and he lives in Iran.
Ako Zandkarimi: Ako was born in Sanandaj/Kurdistan/Iran at 1993. He started Filmmaking when he was just 15 years old and he was just a student in high school and that was the start of his passion to Cinema.


(Nordic 22-26)

Blessed

Norway/Russia | 2018 | Documentary | 16:34

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Prod: Signe Rosenlund-Hauglid
Dir: Signe Rosenlund-Hauglid (23)
DoP: Signe Rosenlund-Hauglid
Script: Signe Rosenlund-Hauglid
Music: Ylva Gulpinar
Cast: Daria Buss, Christina Solonenko, Regina Law

«Blessed» tells the story of 20 year old Daria Buss, who lives together with her grandparents in a small apartment in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia. Daria has been thrown out of her home, because of her activism in the local LGBT-organization Lighthouse. Secretly she has initiated a relationship with a Russian woman in Berlin, and the movie brings us into the everyday life of a young woman. Filled with studies, activism, hopes for a better future, and an intense longing for her girlfriend. The unity she finds in the little organization, Lighthouse, is the only thing that keeps her hopes up in a society that is still making it very hard for the queer population to openly love who they want.

Director’s Filmography:
Signe Rosenlund-Hauglid has earlier co-directed the short documentary «What I Am Looking For?», which was screened in two film festivals in the summer of 2018. She has also worked with visual story telling in the newspapers VG and Dagbladet, where she among other things filmed the daily lives of an Indian family left behind in the slums of Mumbai - after their relative, Mona, died working as a surrogat for a Norwegian couple in 2012. The story «Mother for rent» was published in VG in March 2018. «Blessed», her second documentary, was also screened during Barents Pride in Kirkenes in the fall of 2018.

Director’s background:
Signe Rosenlund-Hauglid is educated in journalism from OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University. The past two years she has extended her knowledge and searched for new ways to tell personal stories related to larger topics in societies across the world through filmmaking. This has been done through her studies in creative documentary filmmaking at OsloMet. Signe has through her short filmmaking career worked with different topics related to minorities, women, and daily issues that exists in every society.


(Nordic 19-21)

The Great Love Chase

Sweden | 2018 | Comedy | 01:00

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Prod: Julia Levin
Dir: Julia Levin (20)
DoP: Julia Levin
Script: Julia Levin
Music: Fig Leaf Times Two Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Cast: Julia Levin, Peter Carlquist, Brandon Nicholson, Boye Strotgmann, Magnus Fjelnset Sonstad

A short one-minute story in a vintage style setting. A magician falls in love with a passerby and tries to impress him with her magic tricks. Will he accept her heart?

Director’s Background:

This is the first time I show one of my movies to public but will definitely not be the last.
Julia Levin is a Swedish student at Nordiska folkhögskolan in Sweden with a big passion for theatre, animation and comedy. I have been making home movies since my childhood and always loved creating new stories and characters in my mind. I strive to study 3D animation in the future and to make my stories come to life through animation with my own skills only. My biggest inspirations in filmmaking are The Great Train Robbery, WALL-E and Charlie Chaplin.


(Nordic 22-26)

Gjeteren
The Shepherd

Norway/Czech-Republic | 2018 | Drama | 17:17

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Prod: Aurora Huseth Bjørnhaug
Dir: Brwa Vahabpour (25)
DoP: Annicken Aasheim
Script: Simen August Borgnes
Music: Irene Tillung
Cast: Hamza Agoshi, Darya Kader, Rojan Agoshi, Madia Kadrpour, Siri Helene Müller

While driving to a wedding, a Kurdish family hits a wild animal. The father, Aram, is forced to decide whether he should kill the animal or attempt to rescue it. Later it becomes clear how Aram struggles to find a place both in his new country as well as within his own family.

Director’s Filmography:
2017 – Pomegranate
2017 – Smile
2014 – In good company

Director’s Background:

Brwa Vahabpour (b 1993) is a Kurdish-Norwegian filmmaker from Trondheim. He graduated from Nordland College of Art and Film in 2014 before attending The Norwegian Film School. Brwa has previously directed the short films Smile and Pomegranate, where the latter received the Film critic jury's honourable mention at the Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad in 2017.


(Nordic 19-21)

Att tvätta för tre
From our laundry

Sweden | 2018 | Drama | 04:14

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Prod: Jakob Eliasson, Albin Abrahamsson, Christian Zetterberg
Dir: Albin Abrahamsson, Jakob Eliasson (19)
DoP: Jakob Eliasson, Albin Abrahamsson
Script: Albin Abrahamsson, Maja Ragnarsson, Jakob Eliasson
Cast: Erik Lönngren, Eric Ericson, Sebastian Fernström

David and Charlie, the children of the family, have taken over the chore of doing the laundry. But soon David finds a garment which rapidly changes the atmosphere of the room and uncovers a tragedy.

Director’s Filmography:
SLOW DANCE, dir Christian Zetterberg (2018)- Directors of Photography (Jakob, Albin)- Editors (Jakob, Albin)- Colorist (Albin)
EXISTENCE, dir Jenny L. Wallin (2017)- Director of Photography (Jakob)- Colorist (Albin)
UNDER THE STARS, dir Christian Zetterberg (2017)- Editors (Jakob, Albin)- Colorist (Albin) 

Director’s Background:
Albin Abrahamsson (born 1999 in Sweden) and Jakob Eliasson (born 1999 in Sweden) began exploring film as an art together in their early teens and have gone from hobby filmmaking to working with film and television on a daily basis. They are producing and directing under the label Vintertid, which directly translates to Wintertime, and often co-produce with other directors and companies. In addition to fiction, they also do commercial and documentary work. Albin and Jakob both share a wide interest and experience of the whole production chain where technical, creative and organisational skills come to use. However, the composing of a visual image with all that entails has always been of particular interest. This is their first time directing a short with an original screenplay which makes “From our laundry” their debut short film. Nevertheless, it is not their first short as members of the creative management. Albin and Jakob have worked closely with short film directors in positions like DP, camera operator, co-producer, editor and colorist.


(International)

Período
Period

Chile | 2018 | fiction | 11:00

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Dir/Prod: Danissa  Angulo
DoP: Jefferson Yaeger
Cast: Victoria Aguilera, Geraldine Aguilera, Lukas Vergara, Felix Göring

Caroline (12) is doing an oral presentation in the school when suddenly she got her 1st menstruation in front of her class. She starts having a lot of questions about what growing up and being a woman is. Desperate she tries different methods.


 
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Program 6


Sunday 30th 15:30 at VT

Program 6


Sunday 30th 15:30 at VT

 

(International)

Primeros Besos
First Kisses

Argentina | 2017 | comedy | 8:00

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Dir: Tomás Longato Arnedo & Susana González Martínez
Prod: Àlex Hermoso Rivas & Michelle González
DoP: Paula Casadesús
Script: Joan García, David González, Susana González, Àlex Hermoso, Tomás Longato, Adrià Mateos     
    

During the summer, Rodri (a thirteen year old boy) tries to give his first kiss to the girl he likes with the advice of his best friend and his friend's mother.


(Nordic 22-26)

Satellitter
Satellites

Norway | 2018 | comedy | 16:34

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Prod: Sindre Brække and Håkon Anton Olavsen
Dir: Håkon Anton Olavsen (25)
DoP: Even Grimsgaard
Script: Håkon Anton Olavsen
Music: Andreas Augdahl
Cast: Axel Bøyum, Maria Larsen Sæther and Ole Victor Corral

Rikke and Benjamin have moved in together and are having a party to celebrate the occasion. But the party is pretty miserable and all the guests leave early... except for one. His name is Jonas, and he is hopelessly in love with Rikke.

Filmography:
2018, Scene no. 6883 from my life (short documentary)
2018, Satellitter/Satellites (short film)
2014, De uinviterte/Uninvited (short film)
2014, Mellom himmel og hav/Between Sky and Sea (short film)
2014, Den store filmen/The Great Movie (short documentary)
2012, Inn i varmen/It’s warmer inside (short film)

Director’s background:
Håkon Anton Olavsen (f. 1993) er regissør og manusforfatter med utdannelse fra Nordland kunst- og filmfagskole, Universitetet i Oslo og Norsk Skuespillerinstitutt (NSKI). Han bor i Oslo og jobber med regi og innspillingsledelse. // Håkon Anton Olavsen (b. 1993) is a Norwegian director and screenwriter educated at Nordland College of Art and Film, University of Oslo and The Norwegian Institute of Acting. He lives in Oslo where he works as a director and 1st AD.


(International)

Notes

Malta | 2019 | fiction | 7:16

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Prod: Jeremy Vella
Dir: Jeremy Vella
DoP: Ylenia Kay
Script: Jeremy Vella
Music: Ben Bailey
Cast: Narcy Calamatta and Pearl Agius

A blind man and a mute girl are in a room. How will they communicate?

Directors filmography:
Amoeba (2018)
To Ellie (2018)
Notes (2019)
BOV Contactless Cards Commercial (2017)
Innu Malti TVM Promo (2018)
Erba' Pjazez - Valletta 2018 Opening (2017)

Director’s background:
Jeremy Vella is a 21 year old director and writer. In 2017, he was 3rd Assistant Director on the Maltese Feature Film; ''Habbilni Ha Nirbah'' (Directed by Mario Philip Azzopardi and Produced by Michael Kissaun). Since then he has been self funding his own written short films, first of which was a short comedy called Amoeba in 2018. Also in 2018, Jeremy took part in the NUFF workshop and worked with a group of young film makers to create a short entitled ''To Ellie''. In the meantime, he has been undergoing a Masters in Film Studies course at the University of Malta. He has also aided in the making of several Commercials, shorts, promos and music videos, produced in Malta. At the start of 2019, he wrote and directed a short starring veteran Maltese actor; Narcy Calamatta called ''Notes''.


(International)

Lights Out

Brazil | 2019 | Animation | 2:00

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Dir/Prod: Bernardo Oliveira Mesquita

The caracter, a small child, faces his fear against the darkness, trying to reach and win. In his room, with acttered toys, he is frightened by strange noises, his imagination creates monsters that do not exist, but wins with audacity


(Nordic <18)

Bubblehead

Denmark | 2018 | drama | 14:33

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Prod: Liva Bech Holskov
Dir: Vigga Wagner (17)
DoP: Mikkel Warrer
Script: Vigga Wagner
Music: All rights cleared
Cast: Olivia Fesch, Oskar Lauge Dahlberg

A girl lives a solitary life in her own magnificent underwater world inside her apartment. But when one morning she wakes up to find that her beloved goldfish is dead, she is forced out of her own safe reality and into an amazing fishmonger’s shop, where she meets a boy who helps her pick a new goldfish. The girl soon finds herself unable to stay away from the wonderful fishmonger’s shop and the fascinating boy, and she discovers that the world outside her apartment is not as cruel as she thought.

Director’s background:

This is her first film as a director. She starred in a shortfilm earlier, The Shooter.
Vigga is 16 years old and lives in Ringsted in Denmark. In her spare time, she records videos and draws. She has always been more interested in being creative than doing schoolwork.


(Nordic 22-26)

VokseVærk
Sudden Growth

Denmark | 2018 | Animation | 05:23

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Prod: Sine Juhl
Dir: Sine Juhl (22)
DoP: Sine Juhl
Script: Sine Juhl
Cast: Caroline Marie Carlé, Rasmus Bergstrøm Dollerup, Oscar Carlé, Alexander Gudmandsen, Leo Peter Larsen, Marie Kildebæk, Marie Dollerup-Nielsen

It all starts out in an idyllic childhood but then bodies start changing, limps grow rapidly and hairs turn up in the most unexpected places. For some it happens early, while others are left behind. This stop-motion animated short tells the story of going through puberty in a humoristic and honest way.

Director’s Filmography:
Kul (animated short), director, animator, 2018
Vokse Værk (animated short), director, animator, 2018
Sumpdyr (animated short), director, animator, 2018
Den Første Fjer (animated short), director, animator, 2017
Garden of the Living (animated short), director, animator, 2016
Larry(animated short), director, animator, 2016
On the Desktop(animated short), director, animator, 2015
Return of the Penguins (animated short), director, animator, 2014

Director’s background:
Sine Juhl grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark and began making her first stop motion animated films with modelling clay on her kitchen table when she was 13 years old. She has also worked with live action, primarily as a cinematographer, and has attended the youth film school Station Next and went to the European Film College in 2015. Besides animation biology has always been one of her biggest interests and this lead to her making the evolution inspired animation “The First Feather”. She now attends Fatamorgana, a school for art photography in Copenhagen, where she has made her latest animations “Sumpdyr” and “VokseVærk”.


(Nordic 19-21)

Dol. Mol.

Sweden | 2018 | Drama | 06:07

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Prod: Niklas Jonasson, Elliot Malmenborg
Dir: Jack Elliot (20)
DoP: Emma Sand
Script: Jack Elliot
Music: Ilska, Emma Sand
Cast: Hugo Thoor, David Ilvéus, Niclas Fransson

A dad and his two sons are traveling down a country road when their relationship and existence is suddenly put to the test. What do you do when someone you love disappears in front of your eyes?

Director’s Filmography:
Trappuppgången 2018

Director’s Background:
Jack Elliot started making skateboarding films with his friends and later went on to work as a freelance web content creator and music video director. He is now studying film in Sweden and continues to experiment with the film medium.


 
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Program 7


Sunday 30th 17:00 at VT

Program 7


Sunday 30th 17:00 at VT

 

(Nordic 22-26)

Animals

Denmark | 2019 | animation | 06:11

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Prod: Michelle Ann Ruescas
Dir: Tue Sanggaard (25)
DoP: Tue Sanggaard
Script: Tue Sanggaard
Music: Thomas Richard Christensen, Christian Schwarz Jensen, Patrick Ryming

Animals is an absurdist contemporary short film following the wild transformation of nine people stuck in a metro.

Director’s Background:
First film
Tue Sanggaard (8 th of May, 1993) is a Danish filmmaker and CG artist. He recently graduated from The Animation Workshop, with his main focus being storytelling, directing and experimental computer graphics.


(International)

Mishko

Macedonia | 2018 | drama | 16:00

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Prod: Samir Ljuma
Dir: Hanis Bagashov (19)
DoP: Samir Ljuma
Script: Hanis Bagashov
Music: Zlatko Origjanski
Cast: Marko Ristoski, Tarik Ramadani, Verica Nedeska, Igor Angelov, Veda Spasovic

Angel, quiet and withdrawn boy, goes with his friend Mishko to pick apples, in order to sell them later. But, as the day passes, Angel is increasingly facing the cruelty of Mishko and his own parents.

Directors filmography:
Mishko (2018) - director
When the Day Had No Name (2017) - actor
Faces (2016) - director
Down From Heaven (2015) - actor

Director’s background:
Hanis Bagashov is born in 1999 (19-year-old), in Macedonia. Studies film directing at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts Krastyo Sarafov in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has written and directed several short films, including MISHKO and FACES – all independent productions. MISHKO (2018) was selected on the prestigious 24th SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL and 25 other international festivals (in Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Malta, Romania, Albania, Turkey, Iran, Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, etc). It won several awards, including Audience Award at the 20th YOUKI in Wels, Austria. FACES (2016) was selected on 15+ international festivals and won awards, including Best Documentary & Best Cinematography at Four River Film Festival in Karlovac, Croatia. As an actor, Hanis plays one of the leading roles in the feature film WHEN THE DAY HAD NO NAME (2017) by Teona Strugar Mitevska, a Belgian-Slovenian-French-Macedonian co-production, which premiered at the 67th BERLINALE in Panorama program, and won the Cineuropa Prize 2017 at Festival del Cinema Europeo in Lecce, Italy; as well as in several short films and theater plays, including “Roberto Zucco” directed by Refet Abazi. As a photographer, in December 2017 Hanis had an exhibition of his photographs at the Museum of Contemporary Art - Skopje. He has participated as well in 20 collective exhibitions of photographs, including 33rd FIAP Biennial of Black & White Photography in Seoul, South Korea.
Hanis Bagashov is an alumni of SARAJEVO TALENTS 2018 – Directors Summit.


(Nordic 19-21)

Ekskursion
Field Trip

Danmark | 2018 | comedy | 13:53

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Prod: Mette Mikkelsen
Dir: Malthe Kalbakk Elgaard (21)
DoP: Malthe Kalbakk Elgaard
Script: Malthe Kalbakk Elgaard
Music: Adaptations made by Jeppe Lindskov of "Sun-Kissed" by Scott Holmes and "Winter Mvt 1 Allegro non molto" by John Harrison with the Wichita State University Players.
Cast: Anders Petersen, Søs Sif Thiele, Lucca Duff, Peter Sejer Winther

A family, consisting of a mom (Betina), dad (Michael), son (Vincent) and daughter (Karoline), is on a field trip to Mols (a national park in Denmark) to distance themselves from technology and enjoy each other's company on a beautiful day of fall. The family arrives at their destination and Betina collects all of their mobile phones - defying the usual resistance. With only a picnic basket and a blanket the family embarks upon their journey towards an ideal lunch-spot.

Director’s Filmography:
#VLOG 33 (AN SICH ART) - Director, screenwriter, producer ca. 3 min. - 2019
Ekskursion (New ales, Aarhus Filmværksted) - Director, screenwriter, ca. 14 min. - 2018
Imens (New Tales, Aarhus Filmværksted) - Assistent to director Jakob Mørk, ca. 19 min. - 2018
Echo (Station Next, Aarhus Filmværksted) - Screenwriter, lighting, editor, ca. 9 min. 

- 2018
Vær Beredt (Station Next, Aarhus Filmværksted) - Director, story, ca. 6 min. 
- 2017
Hernsted (Station Next, Aarhus Filmværksted) - DoP, colourgrader, ca. 10 min.

 - 2017
Mellem Toner (Station Next, Aarhus Filmværksted) - Director, story, editor, sound-design, ca. 3 min. - 2016
Collision (independent production) - Director, screenwriter, ca. 7 min. - 2016
Papirklip (Station Next, Aarhus Filmværksted) - Screenwriter, DoP, colourgrader, ca. 7 min. - 2016

Director’s Background:
Malthe Kalbakk Elgaard graduated from filmschool Station Next in Aarhus last summer (2015-2018). On this school Malthe has experienced the different practical aspects of filmmaking and made several short films. He attended high school at Aarhus Katedralskole in the same period as well as a writer-course on “Brobjergskolen” and has developed a local network of young actors, musicians, writers and other filmmakers. A network with which he’s currently developing projects within theater, punk and electronic music, dance, poetry and of course filmmaking. Writing is a profound passion of his and has worked as a gateway to film-production. His films are encounters between interests within philosophy, literature, music and dance. The film Field Trip is his first production after graduating Station Next.


(International)

Synchronicity

UK | 2018 | animation | 3:47

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Prod: Michelle Brand
Dir: Michelle Brand
DoP: Michelle Brand
Script: Michelle Brand
Music: Vincenzo Di Francesco

People come; people go - Yet everyone is moving in the same direction. We all are sharing something that we are unaware of, creating one big picture we are unable to see.
The film explores the idea of how everyone is connected in a way we may not realise. By sharing time, space and movement, we overlap and create a bigger picture.

Directors filmography:
2012 THE WAY TO BLISSFUL HAPPINESS (20 min, anim, stud)
2013 SNAPSHOT (15 min, anim)
2016 A SMALL VOICE (2 min, anim, stud)
2016 THE JOURNEY NEVER STARTS. THE JOURNEY NEVER ENDS. (3min, anim stud)
2017 NOT THE SAME RIVER. NOT THE SAME MAN. (4 min, anim, stud, graduation) 2018 SYNCHRONICITY (04 min, anim, stud)
2019 SUPERPOSITION (in production, anim, stud, 2nd graduation)

Director’s background:
Michelle Brand is an English-German Animation-Filmmaker, who is currently enjoying her MA Animation course at the Royal College of Arts in London. Before that, she completed a BA in Animation at the University for Creative Arts in Farnham, and since then has been experimenting with animated films that tackle complex, abstract ideas concerning philosophical discussions on time, life, everything and nothing... Taking the viewer and herself on a journey through visualized thought processes, she works with different aesthetic styles, using the medium in a different way every time.


(Nordic <18)

12

Faroe Islands | 2018 | experimental | 01:28

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Prod: Hanna Davidsen
Dir: Hanna Davidsen (18)
DoP: Hanna Davidsen
Script: Hanna Davidsen and Mikkjal Davidsen
Music: "you make me feel worthless" by Mittensさん
Cast: Mikkjal Davidsen

"12" is a poetic short film about a 12-year-old boy. The boy is looking forward to growing up and becoming an adult. He shares his hopes and dreams about the future. But in the end he concludes, that it's cool to be 12-years-old and that he's going to enjoy the present moment just as it is.

Director’s filmography:
Hanna Davidsen has worked as a videojournalist at Røddin, the youth department at Kringvarp Føroya, the public service media in the Faroe Islands. She has created several short mood films at the different events and places which she has documented for Røddin. She has also created a few films where she showcased the fashion style of some girls."12" was made for a 48-hour film competition in November 2018. Hanna and her 12 year old brother, Mikkjal Davidsen, came up with the idea and created the film together.

Director’s background:
Hanna Davidsen is 18 years old (08.07.00) and she lives in the Faroe Islands. She is a very happy and smiling person and is never seen wearing only black clothing from head to toe. Her happy atitude is reflected through her fashion style which is filled with colours! Hanna is going to graduate from Glasir, Tórshavn College this summer. Her favourite subject in school is Film and Media Studies, because the subject nourishes her creativity and allows her to experiement within the film-field. Hanna is the oldest sibling amongst her four younger brothers. She created "12" with Mikkjal, who is the third oldest in the sibling group for a Faroese 48-hour film competition in November 2018 and they won the competition with their film.


(Nordic 22-26)

Abla

Sweden | 2019 | Fiction | 14:22

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Prod: Fredrik Mickelsson and Tora Bodin
Dir: Truls Svenningsson (24)
DoP: Truls Svenningsson
Script: Truls Svenningsson
Music: Truls Svenningsson
Cast: Rabia Uruc, Sümeyye Uruc, Ayse Uruc, Merve Uruc, Büsra Önge, Ümmü-Gül Önge, Zeineb Dökümcü, Sümeyya Dökümcü

Selma lives with her sisters Yagmur, Hazal and Mira. As a big sister (abla) she takes on the role of the anxious guardian for them. Mira needs to free herself and cannot cope with everything being reviewed and enlarged. So on Selma’s birthday, Mira sneaks away to recycle some cans. About friendship and sisterhood told with humor and warmth.

Director’s Filmography:
Tjärnen Näck (2016) - low budget feature - writer/director/DoP/editor.
Förgät mig ej (2019) - low budget feature - DoP/editor.
Abla (2019) - low budget short - writer/director/DoP/music.

Director’s background:
Truls Svenningsson is 24 years old, lives in Gothenburg but grew up outside Umeå in north Sweden. He started in high school to make movie projects with his friends and it has been a major passion for him ever since. The projects quickly grew in ambitions but not in budgets and therefore resulted in some crazily exhausting feature length productions. Truls learned making films trying to pull off these projects with very little means and it was a good school to take even though the films didn't go so far. In co-production with "Film i Västerbotten", Truls wrote, directed and produced as a 21 year old, his first feature film: "Tjärnen Näck" (2016). 2017 – 2018 Truls worked as a DoP and editor on another low budget feature film: "Förgät mig ej" (2019). "Abla" is Truls first short film.


(International)

iRony

Australia 2017 animation 7:57

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Prod: Jay Jay Jegathesan
Dir: Radheya Jegatheva
DoP: Radheya Jegatheva
Script: Radheya Jegatheva
Music: Radheya Jegatheva
Cast: Jay Jay Jegathesan

A film that explores the relationship between man and technology...told from the perspective of a phone.

Directors filmography:
Variously described as an Animation, an Experimental Film, a Narrative, a Documentary or a Film-Poem depending on who you speak to, this hand drawn animated film is based on the poem 'Seven Billion' written by the film director that won 2 National poetry awards: The Young Australian Writer’s National Award for Poetry, selected out of a field of 30,000 and the Karen W Treanor Poetry Award (Youth).
Journey (2016)
Focus (2018)

Director’s background:
Radheya Jegatheva's films have been selected to 7 Academy Award Qualifying Festivals along with an Australian Academy of Cinema & TV Arts (AACTA) Award nomination, which is Australia's equivalent to the Oscars. Radheya is a Perth based Australian filmmaker born in 1999 in Johor, Malaysia to parents of South Korean and Malaysian ancestry. He is a Bachelor of Commerce and Arts student at Curtin University in Western Australia having completed high school at Perth Modern School.
Radheya's films had won awards in 6 of the worlds 7 continents with the last frontier being breached in July 2018, when one of his films played at Antarctica's Davis Research Station.


(International)

La Maturité
Wasteland

France | 2018 | fiction | 17:00

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Prod: Jean-guillame Sonnier
Dir: Antoine Flahaut
DoP: Carlos Tapia
Script: Antoine Flahaut
Cast: Ernest Gachet, Achille Laplante-le Brun

End of 60's. Jérôme has failed his High-School leaving exams. His best friend, David, has passed his exams and is getting ready to leave. They spend the day hanging out around their village before to go to a party… Summer is just beginning but their friendship seems doomed to end.

Director’s Background:
Born in 1994 in Montbéliard (France). In 2018, he’s graduate of a Bachelor Cinema, screenwriting specialisation, at the ECAL / Lausanne School of Art.


 
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Closing


Sunday 30th 19:00 at TVIBIT

Free admission

Closing


Sunday 30th 19:00 at TVIBIT

Free admission

 

(International)

Summer Hit

Germany 2019 comedy 19:20

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Prod: Melissa Byrne, Philipp Link
Dir: Berthold Wahjudi
DoP: Tobias Blickle
Script: Berthold Wahjudi
Music: Florian Paul, Nils Wrasse
Cast: Martina Roura, Atli Benedikt

Laia from Spain and Emil from Iceland are Erasmus students in Munich. After having sex for a couple of times, Emil professes his love to Laia - but she panics and runs away. Now the two have to figure out whether they are more than just a summer fling.

Directors filmography:
2019 "Summer Hit" (Writer, Director) Comedy, 16mm, Colour, 19 min - Filmfestival Max-Ophüls-Preis 2019
2018 "Plan B" (Writer, Director) Drama, Colour, 8 min - Hofer Filmtage 2018
2018 "Side A / Side B" (Writer, Director) Experimental, 35mm, Colour, 2 min
2018 „Summer's End" (Writer, Director) Coming-of-Age, Colour, 14 min

Director’s background:
Born in Hamburg in 1993, Berthold studied Arts & Sciences at University College London and the University of California. Whilst studying, Berthold worked as a reader and team assistant for Heyday Films and Rooks Nest Entertainment. In 2016 he joined the directing programme at the University of Television and Film Munich.