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Awards 2011

Award for Best Animated Film:

Nominations

The Man with Stolen Heart / El Hombre Del Corazón Robado, Director: Charlotte Boulay-Goldsmith
Interview / Entrevista, Director: hyun-won Kim

Winner: Interview

Award for Best Short Film:

Nominations:

Eric, Director: Paul Winter
My best friend / mejor amiga, Director:Gianfranco Borgatti
It’s over! / Se Termino!, Director: Gita Farid

Winner: Eric

Award for Best Long Short Film:

Nominations:

Dr Zack, Director: Yilmaz Vurucu
Deserted, Director: Glenn Zimmatore
The other soldier, Director: Paul Hatzinicoletos

Winner: The other soldier

Award for Best Documentary Film:

Nominations:

Salam Rugby, Director: Faramarz Beheshti
The 4 year plan / El Plan De Cuatro Años, Director: Mat Hodgson
Balloon for Allah, Director: Nefise Özkal Lorentzen

Winner: The 4 year plan

Award for Best Feature Film:

Nominations:

Get a job, Director: Brian Kohne
Wounded, Director: Joseph Baker and Tom Large
Meherjaan, Director: Rubaiyat Hossain
Cherry, Director: Quinn Saunders

Winner: Wounded

24hr Film Challenge Award:

Joint Winners: Missing Delegate -produced by Tartalicious productions & Beaming -produced by Subfocus.
runner-up: Room for love -produced by Adrian Bracken (Dir: Darren Richardson, Post: Constantine Diaz), Marbella Productions.

Shorts 2011

A man asleep / Un hombre dormido

Country of production: Israel
Language: Hebrew
Year of production: 2010
Director: Ophir Ben Shimon
Length of film 15:40

Trailer

On his wedding day, a distracted groom’s car hits a child, an event which raises crucial questions regarding himself.

Día de su boda, un coche del novio distraído hits deun niño, un hecho que plantea preguntas crucialessobre sí mismo.

Dr. Zack

Country of production: Canada
Language: English
Year of production: 2010
Director: Yilmaz Vurucu
Length of film: 14 min

Trailer | Film Website

A mysterious book and an imaginary mentor guide Zack (7 years old) along the path to becoming a doctor. Will Zack find a cure for his abusive father and fulfill his destiny?

El misterioso libro y un guía imaginario de Zack (en siete años) en el largo camino hasta convertirlo en médico. ¿Encontará Zack cura para su padre y así cumplir su sueño?

Forms of Identification

Country of Production: USA
Language: English
Year of Production: 2011
Director: Kristin Tieche
Length of Film: 14½ mins

Trailer

Forms of Identification is an experimental dance film exploring an artist’s struggle with identity crisis resulting from debilitating loss.

Formas de Identificación es una película experimental de baile explorando la lucha de una artista en crisis de identidad después de sufrir una perdida profunda.

Just In Time / Justo A Tiempo

Country Of Production: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year Of Production: 2011
Director: Rodolfo Novaes
Length: 14 min

Trailer

John, a successful lawyer, one day discovers that his life is not perfect how he believes. Looking for answers, he ends up involved in a possible murder.

John, un abogado exitoso, un día descubre que su vida no es tan perfecta como pensaba. En su búsqueda de respuestas, termina envuelto en un posible asesinato.

The Quevedo Conclusion / La Conclusion De Quevedo

Country of Production: Venezuela
Language: Spanish (With Sub In English)
Year Of Production: 2011
Director: Alejandro Hernandez-Vera
Length: 11min

A carnival night, some friends talk about love without consistent conclusions.

En una noche de carnaval, unos amigos conversan, sobre el amor, sin llegar a conclusiones coherentes.

La Cummare / My best friend / mejor amiga

Country of production: Italy
Language: no dialogue
Year of production: 2010
Director: Gianfranco Borgatti
Length: 7 min

Trailer

The parents of a noble country family, are arranging a party in a villa for their only son, over 40 years of age is now finally ready to leave the parental home.

En una titulada familia de alta burguesìa, una pareja de padres ha organizado una fiesta en chalet al campo por su cuarentòn hijo unìco ya listo a dejar el hogar de familia…

Money can’t buy / El dinero puede comprar

Country of production: Malaysia & UK
Language : Malay
Year of production: 2011
Director: Ms Nusrat Howard-Moore
Length: 15 min

Trailer

When a handsome and wealthy young man falls from the sky into the domain of a woman society does not think much of, one of them will need a make-over that money can’t buy to be successful.

Cuando una caídas guapas y ricas de joven del cielo en el dominio de una mujer que sociedad no piensa mucho de, uno de ellos necesitará un maquillaje que dinero no puede comprar para tener éxito.

The nest / El nido

Country of production: UK
Language: English & Persian(farsi)
Production year: 2011
Director: Mr Mehdi Keshvari
Length: 10½ min

Trailer

A student’s struggle to complete an assignment leads him through a journey of self-discovery and acceptance.

El esfuerzo de un alumno a quien le cuesta terminar una tarea escolar le ayuda a descubrirse y aceptarse a simismo.

Nootropic / Nootrópico

Country of production: Brazil
Language: No dialoge – (subtitles in portuguese, english and mandarin)
Year of production: 2011
Director: Bruno Decc
Length: 15 min

Trailer

In a place and time unknown, a ragged and exhausted man interrupts his long journey after finding an object of great importance.

En algún lugar, un hombre harapiento interrumpe su viaje cuando encuentra un objeto de gran importancia.

The Other Soldier / El Otro Soldado

Production Country: USA
Language: English/German
Production Year: 2011
Director: Paul Hatzinicoletos
Length: 13 Mins

Trailer

Two 82nd airborne US paratroopers miss their drop zone due to heavy enemy fire and land behind enemy lines in Normandy, France. With courage, honor and sacrifice they must survive and complete their mission.

Junio 6, 1944, día D, Francia, Normandia. Dos paracaidistas de la unidad 82 fallan su punto de caída debido a fuego enemigo pesado y caen en territorio enemigo en Normandia, Francia. Deben afrontarlo con valor, honor y sacrificio para poder sobrevivir y completar su mission.

Country of production: Argentina & USA
Language: English
Year of production: 2010-2011
Director: Matias Nilsson
Length: 15 minutes

Trailer | Vimeo Mirror

A couple experiences their relationship in different dimensions of time and space, showing two sides of the same love.

Una pareja vive su relacion en diferentes dimensiones de tiempo y espacio, revelando dos lados del mismo amor.

Ball Breaker Don

Country of production: Spain
Language: English with spanish subtitles
Year of production: 2011
Director: Tim Knight
Length: 9min

Trailer

Rock & roll ex mafia manager changes the social injustices of the world via facebook twitter and his own tv show.

El ex mafioso manager del rock & roll cambia las justicias sociales del mundo a través de Facebook Twitter y su propio programa de televisión.

Deserted / Desierto

Country of production: England
Language: English (w/ Spanish subtitles)
Year of production: 2010
Director: Glenn Zimmatore
Length: 11½ min

Trailer

In the opening years of the Great War, a young postwoman receives a letter from the front.

Al principio de la Primera Guerra Mundial, una joven cartera recibe una carta del frente.

Eric / Éric

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2010
Director: Paul Winter
Length: 3 min

Trailer

Eric is alone and another hangover threatens to ruin his day. Disgusted at his own appearance, he paces his Paris bedsit searching for answers and hits on the simple idea of cleaning himself up. Éric is the stylish debut film of celebrated photographer Paul Winter.

Eric esta solo y otra reseca amenaza arruinar su dia. Indignado por su apariencia, camina a traves de su habitacion de Paris buscando respuestas y se le ocurrio la simple idea de arreglarse. Eric es el primer cortometraje con estilo del celebre fotografo Paul Winter.

It’s Over!/ Se Termino!

Country of production: USA
Language: French with English sub-titles
Year of production: 2010
Director: Gita Farid
Length: 7 min

Trailer

A ragtag and beaten French Resistance fighter and a courageous and pissed- off nun risk their lives to protect Jewish orphans hidden in a convent in France during the war.

Un soldado Frances de la Resistencia y una monja enojada arriesgan sus vidas con el fin de proteger a ninos huerfanos Judios ocultados en un convento Frances durante la guerra.

Private view / Visita privada

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2010
Director: Guy Holloway
Length: 10½ min

Trailer

Lana is the charming but calculating companion of a Russian exiled oligarch. She is as home in the seedy backstreets of London as she is in its finest art galleries and residences. What is her secret and what drives her?

Lana es la encantadora pero calculadora compañera de un oligarca ruso exiliado. Se mueve como pez en el agua tanto en los sórdidos callejones londinenses como en sus mejores galerías de arte y mansiones´´. ¿Cuál es su secreto y qué persigue?

Velho Mundo / Old World

Country of production: Brazil
Language: Portuguese
Year of production: 2010
Director: Armando Fonseca
Length: 13 min

Trailer

A mysterious substance is brought from Europe to Brazil, it accidentally spreads through pumbling system of an apartment building, revealing its unknown properties.

Una sustancia misteriosa es llevada desde Europa hasta Brasil. La sustancia se esparce por el sistema de tuberías de un edificio, revelando sus propiedades desconocidas

Animations 2011

Interview / Entrevista

Country of production: South Korea
Language: Korean  (English Subtitles)
Year of production: 2011
Director:  hyun-won Kim
Length of film: 5min

Trailer

The Painter can not focus on drawing as usual. He can not control his temper taking out his anger on the delivered paints furiously….

El Pintor no puede concentrarse en la pintura como de costumbre.  Él no puede controlar su temperamento sacando su ira en las pinturas entregadas…

The Man With The Stolen Heart / El Hombre Del Corazón Robador

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2011
Director: Charlotte Boulay-Goldsmith
Length of film: 7½min

A surreal animated tale, narrated by Bill Nighy (Love Actually), about a man looking for his runaway heart.

Documentaries 2011

Mila’s Journey / El viaje de Mila

Country of production: the Netherlands
Language: English
Year of production: 2011
Director: Annie Perkins and Rinku Kalsy
Length: 65 min

Trailer

Mila Jansen, an icon of sixties Amsterdam, returns to India after 30 years to the place where she lost her heart. Is the decision to go back a wise one? Or should remembrance just stay a beautiful memory?

Mila Jansen, un icono del Amsterdam de los años sesenta, regresa a la India, al mismo lugar donde una vez dejó su corazón. ¿Es esta una sabia decisión o debería la nostalgia continuar siendo un hermoso recuerdo?

ART SUNDAY / Un domingo en MAM

Country of production: Brazil
Language: Portuguese (with English subtitles)
Year of production: 2011
Director: Letícia Simões
Length: 20 min

Trailer

ART SUNDAY is an audiovisual walk through contemporary art experiments in Rio de Janeiro.

Un domingo en MAM es un paseo audiovisual por el arte contemporáneo en Rio de Janeiro.

Dinner with Pinochet / Cena con Pinochet

Country of production: United Kingdom
Language : English /Spanish
Year of production :2011
Director: Brindusa Ioana Nastasa
Length: 64min

Trailer

The documentary tells the intimate story of a Chilean family re-living their past. Something that happened 30 years ago still affects them.

El documental cuenta la historia intima de una familia chilena revivir su pasado. Algo que que sucedio hace 30 anos, todavia les afecta.

Four Guys, no ball / Cuatro tipos, sin pelota

Country of production: USA & Argentina
Language: English, Spanish, German, Korean, Japanese
Year of production: 2011
Director: Hernan Fontanet
Length: 30min

Trailer

Every four years, since the first World Cup in 1930, over 200 countries compete for a place at the Finals. In 2006 the tournament was hosted by Germany. Three months prior to the first kick off an advertisement was posted on the Internet, calling for filmmakers to join… a “guerrilla no-budget documentary”. Out of 600 candidates, only four agreed to meet in Germany and document the event. None of which possessed any professional experience or had previously traveled to Germany. This is the hilarious crew’s journey.

Desde 1930, cada cuatro años alrededor de 200 paises compiten por la Copa del Mundo. En 2006 el torneo tuvo lugar en Alemania.Tres meses antes de este evento un aviso se publicó en Internet pidiendo voluntarios para participar en… “un documental guerrillero de bajo presupuesto” De 600 candidatos, solo cuatro acordaron documentar la Copa del Mundo.Ninguno tenía experiencia previa, ni habían estado en Alemania.Esta es la desopilante historia del equipo de filmación.

Lamma… My Island / Lamma… Mi Isla

Country of Production: Hong Kong
Language: English
Year of Production: 2010
Director’s Name: Alba Rayton

Trailer

Film-director Alba Rayton discovers a surprising paradise not far from Hong Kong’s bustling urban core. Then she reveals the remarkable traits of this little-known place.

La directora de cine, Alba Rayton, descubre un paraiso asombroso, Ella nos revela los rasgos que caracterizan a este extraordinario pero poco conicido lugar.

Master Wu Nanfang and Wuglulun Kung Fu / El Maestro Wu Nanfang y el Kung Fu Wugulun de Shaolin

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2010
Director: Pankaja Brooke
Length: 56½ min

Trailer

A documentary about the little known Shaolin Wugulun form of kung fu, with talks and demonstrations by Master Wu Nanfang, filmed near the Shaolin Temple, Henan, China.  

Un documental acerca de la poco conocida forma Wugulun del Kungfu Shaolin, con charlas y demostraciones por el maestro Wu Nanfang, filmado cerca del Templo Shaolin en Henan, China.

Out of sight, out of mind / Fuera di vista, de mente

Country of production: Qatar / Lebanon
Language: English / Divehi
Year of production: 2010
Director: Nassim Nakad
Length: 45 min
The Republic of Maldives is a group of islands threatened of sinking because of the global warning, what do we know about their culture, their history, their present and their future?

La República de las Maldivas es un grupo de islas amenazadas de hundimiento debido a la alerta mundial, ¿qué sabemos acerca de su cultura, su historia, su presente y su futuro?

Por El Flamenco

Country of production: Israel/Spain
Language: Spanish (with English Subtitles)
Year of production: 2009
Director: Shem Shemy
Length:  52 min

Trailer

The journey of a loving Israeli couple into the depths of the flamenco scene in Andalucía, becomes the personal journey of one man to the roots of his own sadness.

El viaje de una pareja de israelitas enamorados hasta los bajos fondos del flamenco en Andalucía, se convierte en el viaje personal de un hombre a las raíces de su propia tristeza.

Salam Rugby

Production year 2010
Production Country : Iran
Language: Persian
Director: Faramarz Beheshti
Length : 61 min

Trailer

The introduction of the game of rugby for women in Iran

Spanish Steps: flamenco in a foreign land / Pasos Espanoles: el flamenco en tierra extranjera

Country of Production: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year of Production: 2010
Director: Anna Holmes
Associate Director: Victor Ortega
Length: 66½ min

Trailer

A warm hearted documentary about how Britain caught the flamenco bug. The film explores the café culture of 1950s/60s London paying tribute to the older generation of flamenco dancers recalling those days.

Un enternecedor documental que narra como el pueblo Británico fue cautivado  por el duende flamenco. El documental explora la cultura de los bares londinenses en el periodo de los años 50 y 60, rindiendo homenaje a la generacion de bailaores que se exibian en aquellos tiempos.

A Balloon for Allah / Un Globo por Allah

Country of production: Norway
Language: Norwegian, Turkish, English, Arabic
Year of production: 2011
Director: Nefise Özkal Lorentzen
Length: 58 min

Trailer links: Imdb or facebook

Norwegian-Turkish filmmaker Nefise decides to send a balloon letter to Allah in order to change the role of women in the Muslim cultures and goes on a quest to find her grandma’s Islam.

El cineasta Noruego-Turco Nefise decide a enviar una letra del globo a Allah para cambiar el papel de mujeres en las culturas musulmanas y va en una búsqueda a encontrar el Islam de su grandma.

Beyond the Noise: My Transcendental Meditation Journey / Más allá del Ruido: Mi Viaje de Meditación Trascendental

Country of production: USA
Language: English
Year of production: 2010
Director: Dana Farley
Length: 70 min

Trailer

Filmmaker Dana Farley shares how TM and David Lynch,helped her work through a variety of life issues including her learning disabilities. Lynch turns the camera around and interviews Dana, setting her on a path of positivity and new horizons.

Cineasta Dana Farley comparte cómo TM y David Lynch, le ayudó a trabajar a través de una variedad de problemas de vida incluyendo su aprendizaje. Lynch gira en torno a la cámara y entrevistas a Dana, le establecer en una ruta de positividad y nuevos horizontes.

The Forgetting Game / La Juega de Olvidad

Country of production: USA
Language: English and German
Year of production: 2011
Director: Russell Sheaffer
Length: 72 mins

Trailer

In 1963, during the peak of the Cold War, Beate Kernke became the first person legally transferred across the Berlin Wall. But no one ever knew her story.

En 1963, durante la cúspida de la Guerra Fria, Beate Kernke fuera la primera persona para ser transladar legalmente a través del muro de Berlin. Pero nadie sabía su historia.

The Four Year Plan/ El Plan De Cuatro Años

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2011
Director: Mat Hodgson
Length:  96 min

Trailer

The Four Year Plan goes behind the scenes at a London Football club, bought back from the brink of bankruptcy by world famous billionaires.

El Plan de Cuatro Años va detrás de las escenas de un Club de Fútbol Londinense rescatado de la bancarrota por billonarios mundialmente famosos…

Features 2011

Bodhisattva

Country of production: India
Language: Bengali
Year of production: 2010
Director: San Banarje
Length of film: 87 min

Trailer

Maya comes from USA to visit her father Bodhisattva and stays at an old friend Anu and her husband Avik’s home which she soon turns into a triangle for power and destruction.

Maya viaja desde EUA a ver a su padre Bodhisattva y se hospeda en la casa de una amiga y su esposo. La convivencia pronto se tornará en un triángulo de poder y destrucción.

Cherry

Country of Production: USA
Language: English
Year of Production: 2010
Director: Quinn Saunders
Length of Film: 98 min

Trailer
Website

A dark, sexy and suspenseful love triangle about a naïve young Los Angeleno named Brian Cherry, who falls for a damaged actress named Jules against the advice of his best friend Sam. When Sam and Jules begin an affair, it takes Cherry. down a path that will destroy the lives of all three.

Un triángulo de amor oscuro, sexy y suspenso acerca de una ingenua que joven Los Angeleno había llamado Brian Cherry, que se enamora de una actriz dañada llamado Jules contra los consejos de su mejor amigo Sam. Cuando Sam y Jules comienzan una relación amorosa, toma Cherry. por un camino que destruirá las vidas de los tres.

Meherjaan

Country of production: Bangladesh
Language:  Bengali, English, Urdu
Year of production: 2009
Director:  Rubaiyat Hossain
Length of film:  119 mins

Trailer

In 1971, during Bangladesh’s war of independence, Meher falls in love with a soldier from the enemy side. When her love is discovered, she is shamed and silenced by her family and society.

Today 38 years after the war, Meher has a visitor she cannot turn down. Sarah—a ‘war-child,’ Meher’s cousin Neela’s daughter, who was given away for adoption has come back to piece together her past.

Together, these two women must re-tell history through their stories in order to cut through the stigmas and walk into light.

The Debts / Las Deudas

Country of production:  China
Language:  Leizhou, Chinese
Year of production: 2010
Director: Wiseman Wang Xiao Ming
Length of film: 87 min

Trailer

The Debts is nothing to do with money, it’s only something about LOCAL people’s absurd connection and interests and relationship!

Las deudas no tienen nada con el dinero, sólo se trata de algo sobre la conexión de las personas LOCAL absurdo con los intereses y la relación!

The taste of Relation/ El Sabor de Relacion

Country of production:  Canada
Language:  Hindi (English Subtitles)
Year of production: 2009
Director:  Mukesh Asopa
Length: 87 min

Trailer

An emotional journey into a father’s life, as relationships and family values between an adopted son, his own son, his daughter, his mother and his wife are challenged.

Un viaje emocional en la vida de un padre, como valores de relaciones y familia entre un hijo adoptivo, su propio hijo, su hija, su madre y su esposa son desafiados.

Urban Stories / Historias de la Urbe

Country of production:  USA, Spain and Venezuela
Language:  Spanish and English
Year of production: 2010
Director:  Carla Forte and Vicente Forte
Length of film: 80 min

Trailer

A city beyond the beauty / Una ciudad detrás de la belleza.

The WC / el WC

Country of production: Australia
Language: English (with Spanish subtitles)
Year of production: 2010/2011
Director: Kostas Metaxas
Length of film, 90 min

Trailer

Wannabe fashionista Stanley lies to land a job as assistant to a Fashion icon, but quickly realises the gilt, gold and glamour of fashion requires navigation through shark infested waters.

Wannabe Stanley fashionista se encuentra a la tierra un trabajo como asistente de un icono de la moda, pero rápidamente se da cuenta de el dorado, el oro y el glamour de la moda requiere la navegación por aguas infestadas de tiburones.

A. Hitler

Country of production:  USA
Language:  English
Year of production:  2010
Director:  Barry J. Hershey
Length of film:  115 min

Trailer

Director’s cut of ‘The Empty Mirror’, a journey into the darkest recesses of the mind of Adolf Hitler.

Director’ corte de s de ‘ El Mirror’ vacío; , un viaje en las hendiduras más oscuras de la mente de Adolf Hitler

GET A JOB / SIN CHAMBA

Country of Production:  USA
Language: English with Spanish Sub-titles
Year of Production: 2010
Director: Brian Kohne
Length of Film:  93 min

Trailer

In a screwball comedy set against contemporary island music and culture, a Hawaiian employment agent’s life turns inside out when he tries to help a simpleton who surfs everyday in a place where there are no waves.

En una comedia excéntrica con el trasfondo de la música y cultura contemporánea Hawaiano, la vida de un agente de empleo se vuelve del revés cuando decide ayudar a un simplón que trata de surfear cada día en un lugar donde no hay olas.

Wounded / (Herido)

Country of Production: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year of Production: 2010/2011
Director:  Joseph Baker and Tom Large
Length of Film: 94 min

Trailer

An injured soldier back from Afghanistan goes on the run with a troubled young boy from an abusive family and is forced to confront his past as he is pursued across the country by the police and the child’s psychotic drug-dealing father.

Un nuevo soldado herido en Afganistán daa la fuga con un chico problemático joven de una familia abusiva y seve obligado a enfrentarse a su pasado ya que se lleva a cabo en todoel país por la policía y psicóticos del niño tráfico de drogas padre.

Second-Story Man /  Hombre del Segundo Piso

Country of Production: USA
Language: English
Year of Production: 2010
Director: Neal Dhand
Length of Film: 102 min

Trailer

Following a botched bank robbery low-level criminal and father Arthur Black stalks Max Rivers, revenge on his mind.

Tras un fallido asalto criminal de bajo nivel y padre Arthur Negro tallos Max Rios, lavenganza en su mente.

MORTEM

Country of production : France
Language : French
Year of production 2011
Director:  Eric Atlan
Length of film: 94 min

Trailer

Mortem, the story of JENA, a young woman who defies her own soul, throughout a night.

Mortem es la historia de Jena, una joven que se pondra a prueba su propia muerte en una noche.

Tum kitem Kortolo Aslo / What Would You Do? / ¿Qué Haría Usted?

Country of production: India
Language: Konkani
Year of production: 2010
Director: Ms. Sharon Mazarello
Length of film: 120 min

Trailer

The Institution of Marriage demands togetherness and understanding. The woman is not always solely responsible for a failed marriage.

La institución del matrimonio exige solidaridad y comprensión. La mujer no siempre es exclusivamente responsable de un matrimonio fracasado.

Hur Adam

Free Man / Hombre Libre
Country of production: Turkey
Language: Turkish (English subtitles)
Year of production: -
Director: Mehmet Tanrisever
Length of film: 158min

Trailer

Said Nursi, an idealist scholar who has been educated with the Islamic sciences; tries to spread the truths of belief both in written and verbally. Because of that, the official authorities begin to make an investigation and send him to exile.

Nursi dicho, un erudito idealista que se ha educado con las ciencias islámicas intenta separar las verdades de la creencia escrita y verbalmente. Debido a ése, las autoridades oficiales comienzan una investigación y lo envían en exilio.

Photos 2011