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the 2009 Festival Catalog
I’ve Seen Films
International Short Film Festival
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
INTRODUCTION
Welcome all of you to our second edition of ‘I’ve Seen Films’!
The Rutger Hauer Starfish Association is producing this event to raise awareness and lift the stigma of
aids.
Filmmakers, let me address you as your work is the focus of our efforts and you are our VIP’s for this
event.
The short films you sent us have exceeded all our expectations. You have surprised us all very much!
Congratulations!
The link between this film festival and the internet is proving to be successful. By embracing
this medium we are creating an increasing number of connections between filmmakers
worldwide, in the effort to update and explore new venues.
‘I’ve Seen Films’ is also becoming a delightful chance for filmmakers to confront themselves in
the language they feel so close to: the language of film. Some filmmakers from the USA and from
Spain, who attended last years’ edition, have joined forces in setting up a film project that is being
developed over long distances as we speak. This is another dream of mine come true!
Short films are one of the few places for artistic freedom. The art in short film is undergoing a revival and turning into a new renaissance and ‘I’ve seen Films’ is proud to help water these fresh visual
flowers.
I’m also proud to say that ‘I’ve Seen Films’ is the first festival in which a short film competition is judged
by an International Jury, formed by my own inspirational mentors, who are artistic talents and experts of
cinematography.
As part of the awareness campaign goals, we continue focusing our attention on social issues. We have
established a competition film category called ‘Social Awareness’, prompting filmmakers to send us their
works focusing on the most thorny and topical subjects of worldwide societal problems, encompassing
all issues: health, environmental, jobs, racism and so on.
This is additional proof that success always passes through imagination, inventiveness, creativity and most of all - the heart.
Rutger Hauer
President and Founder
I’ve Seen Films - International Film Festival
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Once again, we can proudly say that the response to our second ‘call’ from filmmakers all around the
world has been overwhelming; not only because of the huge quantity of works received, but for their
amazing artistic quality!
Due to the exceptionally high number of beautiful works, and thanks to the cooperation of Mr. Finazzer
Flory and the Milano Municipality, ‘I’ve Seen Films’ has broadened this year’s Festival program, expanding
from five days last year, to a ten-day screening presentation for this year’s edition of ‘I’ve Seen Films’. We
have also increased the number of our screening venues and now there are three!
In addition to this, because of the cooperation agreement reached with the Microcinema Digital Network, ‘I’ve Seen Films’ will arrive at theaters via satellite. The goal of this project is to promote and diffuse
the works of filmmakers to a larger and larger extent and thus offer extremely powerful visibility to their
films. This agreement also allows us to broadcast the Gala Award Evening, along with its prestigious filmmakers and guests, live and in high definition in both Italian and European theaters.
Our thanks, also, to the European Space Agency satellite technology. Their involvement clearly paves an
innovative path in the international film festival world by offering an increasingly expanding audience
the opportunity to enjoy, in digitalized theaters, the best original works originating from authors all over
the world.
As part of this special attention bestowed on new technologies, during the past edition, the authors’
works were screened, for the first time ever during any short film festival, in a masterful, high-definition
digitalized version. This aspect is quite uncommon in other film festivals since it requires a high degree
of professional technical knowledge. This format garnered enthusiastic praise from audience and film
authors alike and we will continue pursuing this ground-breaking path in all our editions.
For this edition, ‘I’ve Seen Films’ is also expanding its program to include two Masterclasses, attended by
Rutger Hauer, Lech Majewski and our artist guests. One class will deal with the subject of festivals and the
short film promotion, and the other with the issue of Art, Poetry and Literature transposed to the filmic
language.
As I was saying, the response from filmmakers has been really encouraging! So much so, that it is to the
point that we are taking into consideration the possibility, for our third edition, to extend the Festival’s
competition to feature films: it is a request coming directly from the filmmakers and ‘I’ve Seen Films’
always listens with an open ear…
So, let me extend a huge and heartfelt thank-you to all the Individuals, Organizations, Government institutions and Companies who have contributed to make ‘I’ve Seen Films’ such a successful initiative. Our
warm appreciation also applies to our Jury, our Staff and our tireless Volunteers. All of this could not
happen without you.
PierPaolo De Fina
Director and Artistic Co-Director
I’ve Seen Films - International Film Festival
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THE SAME? NO! DIFFERENT!
In 2008, when Rutger Hauer envisioned and started the ‘I’ve Seen Films International Short Film Festival’
people may have thought: “Another short film festival? The same old story...” No! This is really a new story
because a mainstream and Independent Film Star chose Milano for a Film Festival that is truly different:
Different because Hauer pulled together a Jury of top international level peers and asked them to find the
excellence in the selection of short films that we show to our audience.
‘’I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched cbeams ... glitter in the dark near Tannhäuser Gate. All those ... moments will be lost ... in time, like tears ...
in rain. Time ... to die”. Now there is something different. It is time to screen the genius of new screenwriters,
actors and directors. Rutger believes in filmmakers and we believe in them as he does. So, you are attending a really different short film festival.
We have received more than 3,000 short films, sent from more than 90 different countries. We have made
our selection and we can assure you that the quality of the selected films within the different genres is really high.
Every short will receive the highest respect from us. This respect means that every single film will be shown
at his best, thanks to the sophisticated audio and video technology in the three venues located in downtown Milan.
Aleksàndr Puskin once wrote a letter of many pages to a friend. He ended apologizing for its length explaining: “I didn’t have time to write a shorter one”. This sounds like a paradox but it contains a deep
truth. In making our selection, we have found that there are filmmakers, all over the world, who know the
meaning of those words. They are the protagonists of our ‘different’ festival.
Giancarlo Zappoli
Artistic Co-Director
I’ve Seen Films - International Film Festival
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The perception of time takes you to a world
of processes, in moving images that represent the
movement of the human conscience. If light
is the basic material of the painter or
photographer, then length is the raw material of
time-based arts, such as cinema and video.
Bill Viola, Statements
‘I’ve Seen Films’ works on Time; on having seen and wanting to tell. Because in the intensity of short
film time experience, the Festival offers a particular standpoint in the way visual stories are told, firmly
believing that this is already a show about the thorough look at it.
‘I’ve Seen Films’ is, since its inception by versatile Rutger Hauer, a place for probing the filmic language.
This international short film Festival is also an opportunity to promote a gathering of authors and artists
from all over the world, and to diffuse works that usually, with difficulty, only get into the commercial
theater circuit. In other words, to take these works to boundaries populated by desire rather than actual
use.
Thanks to the implementation of innovative platforms, the ‘shorts’ will in fact be screened in HD quality
and via satellite with the Microcinema Digital Network and the support of the European Space Agency.
Furthermore, in parallel with the prestigious jury that elects the award winners, comes an intriguing
‘Internet Contest’ operation that grants increased visibility and access to the competing authors of the
various Festival sections.
All of these characteristics make ‘I’ve Seen Films’ a precious opportunity to experience, in Milano, an
important week of interaction between international artistic realities, and to enjoy a taste of the eye of
the camera (by this time, digital), focused on ‘small stories’.
It is a look that becomes uneven, plural, articulated, surprising, conflicting.
André Bazin in ‘What is Cinema?’ wrote, “How vain a thing is Pascal’s condemnation ‘of painting which
attracts our admiration for representation of objects that we do not admire in the original’, since the
photograph allows us on the one hand to admire in reproduction something that our eyes alone could
not have taught us to love […] On the other hand, of course, cinema is also a language”.
And all of this is even more true for those short films that in their ‘contes philosophiques’ wealth are
able to give us back the man’s travel between memory and imagination, realism and illusion, word and
image.
Massimiliano Finazzer Flory
Culture Councillor of the Milano Municipality
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Last year, when I received the invitation to prepare a small text for the introduction to the catalogue of the
very first edition of the ‘I’ve Seen Films’ Festival, I wrote that I hoped that 2008 would be the first edition of
many more. Now, 2009 has arrived and I am very happy to be able to introduce the second edition, which
is even more promising.
In a time of restrictions to our budgets, more than ever, cultural events have gone through hard times.
Unfortunately many initiatives in the field of charity have not survived the economic crisis the world is
currently facing. However, obstacles and complications could not stop Rutger Hauer’s belief in what he
was doing: giving young filmmakers a chance to expose their short films and, at the same time, help
people in desperate need, i.e. AIDS victims in the third world.
Well, after such a difficult year, I personally think that Rutger Hauer and his staff have achieved the impossible if we consider that the second edition of ‘I’ve Seen Films’ presents itself with very important
achievements such as: more than 200 short films screened, coming from 70 countries; an agreement with
‘Microcinema Digital Network in order to reach a bigger audience; again a high-profile jury, and three
locations in the center of Milan.
What can I add? What more could we have hoped for a year ago?
Therefore, I prefer to simply congratulate Rutger Hauer and his staff for their accomplishments, while
wishing a very pleasant time to the public. Enjoy ‘I’ve Seen films’ 2009 !
Nora Stehouwer-van Iersel
Consul-General of the Netherlands in Milan
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FESTIVAL PARTNERS
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International Jury
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INTERNATIONAL JURY
Bill Bristow (UK)
producer, director and writer
‘’Who Are They?’’, ‘’Prosit Ermanno!’’ (documentary); ‘’The Swan’’ (theater production);
‘’Fleas’’(theater direction); ‘’A Game of Moles’’ (writer); ‘’The Whaler’’ (screenwriter);
‘’Granny’s Wish’’ (theater production).
Eugenio Cappuccio (ITA)
director, screenwriter and producer
‘’Ginger & Fred’’ (Federico Fellini’s Assistant Director); ‘’Towards the Moon with
Fellini’’ (documentary - director), ‘’Il caricatore’’ (writer and director), ‘’Just One Life’’,
‘’Sleeping on Her’’ (director); ‘’One out of Two’’ (writer and director),
‘’Like Flies’’ (in progress – writer and director).
Daniela Catelli (ITA)
film essayist and TV author
‘’Ciak si trema. Guida al cinema horror’’ (1996 and 2007), ‘’Friedkin. Il brivido
dell’ambiguità’’ (1997), ‘’L’Esorcista 25 anni dopo’’ (1999). Writer for the satellite TV
Coming Soon Television, and author of the ‘’Horror Night’’ program.
Teresa Cavina (ITA)
Film festival artistic director, international film program manager and writer
Head of Program (1998-2000) and vice-director (2001-2005) at the Locarno
International Film Festival, member of the Sundance/NHK Filmmakers Award
selection committee. Artistic Director of the Roma International Film Festival
(2005-2008), responsible for competive section ‘’Cinema’’ and New Cinema Network-Lab director.
‘’Spielberg su Spielberg’’ (writer).
Anton Corbijn (NL)
photograher, director, producer and writer
‘’Strange’’, ‘’Strange Too’’, ‘’Personal Jesus’’, ‘’Heart-Shaped Box’’, ‘’U2: Achtung Baby’’,
‘’Depeche Mode: One Night in Paris’’, ‘’U2: The Best of 1990-200”, “Linear”, ‘’Some YoYo
Stuff’’(director); ‘’Shadow Play: The Making of Anton Corbijn”, ‘’Control’’ (director and
producer); ‘’Famouz’’, ‘’Strangers’’, ‘’Allegro’’, ‘’Star Trak’’, ‘’33 Still Lives’’, ’’Everybody Hurts’’, ‘’U2 & I’’, ‘’In
Control’’ (writer).
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Rutger Hauer (NL)
actor, director and writer
‘’Turkish Delight’’, ‘’Soldier of Orange’’, ‘’Nighthawks’’, ‘’Blade Runner’’, ‘’Ladyhawke’’,
‘’The Hitcher’’, ‘’The Legend of the Holy Drinker’’, ‘’Confessions of a Dangerous
Mind’’, ‘’Batman Begins’’, ‘’Sin City’’ (actor); ‘’The Room’’, ‘’Starfish Tango’’ (director);
‘’All Those Moments’’ (writer).
Lech Majewski (POL)
artist, director, composer, poet, stage director
‘’The Knight’’, ‘’Wojaczek’’ aka ‘’Life Hurts’’ (director and writer); ‘’The Flight of the
Spruce Goose’’, ‘’The Prisoner of Rio’’ 1988, ‘’Gospel According to Harry’’, ‘’The Mill and
the Cross’’ (director, writer, producer); ‘’Basquiat’’ (writer and producer); ‘’The Roe’s
Room’’, ‘’Angelus’’ (director, writer and composer); ‘’The Garden of Earthly Delights’’, ‘’Glass Lips’’ aka
‘’Blood of a Poet’’ (director, writer, producer and composer).
Roberto Nepoti (ITA)
film critic for ‘La Repubblica’ newspaper, Cinematography and Film History
lecturer at the Trieste University, writer
‘’Alain Robbe-Grillet’’, ‘’Jacques Tati’’, ‘’Marcel Carné’’, ‘’Storia del documentario’’
(‘’History of Documentary Film’’), ‘’Brian De Palma’’, ‘’Dario Fo’’, ‘’L’ illusione filmica.
Manuale di filmologia’’ (‘’The Film Illusion. Cinematography Manual’’) (writer).
Photo by Paul Rider
Christopher Nolan (UK)
writer, producer, director
‘’Insomnia’’ (director); ‘’Doodlebug’’, ‘’Memento’’, ‘’Batman Begins’’ (writer and director); ‘’Following’’, ‘’The Prestige’’, ‘’The Dark Knight’’, ‘’Inception’’ (writer, director and
producer).
Miranda Ricahrdson (UK)
stage, film and television actress
‘’Cinderella’’, ‘’Moving’’, ‘’A Lie of the Mind’’, ‘’Orlando’’, ‘’Grasses of a Thousand Colours’’ (theater); ‘’Secret Friends’’, ‘’A Dance to the Music of Time’’,
‘’St. Ives’’, ‘’Absolutely Fabulous’’, ‘’The Lost Prince’’, ‘’Fatherland’’, ‘’Merlin’’,
‘’Rubicon’’ (TV); ‘’Dance with a Stranger’’, ‘’Empire of the Sun’’, ‘’The Crying Game’’, ‘’Damage’’, ‘’Tom & Viv’’, ‘’Sleepy Hollow’’, ‘’Enchanted April’’, ‘’Spider’’, ‘’The Phantom of the Opera’’,
‘’Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’’, ‘’The Rage in Placid Lake’’, ‘’The Young Victoria’’ (film).
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Robert Rodriguez (USA)
director, producer, screenwriter
‘’El Mariachi’’, ‘’From Dusk Till Dawn’’ (director, screenwriter, production); ‘’Spy Kids’’,
‘’Once Upon a Time in Mexico’’, ‘’Grindhouse Planet Terror’’ (director, screenwriter,
music, production); ‘’The Faculty’’, ‘’Sin City’’, ‘’Shorts’’ (director).
Ridley Scott (UK)
director and producer
‘’The Duellists’’, ‘’Alien’’, ‘’Blade Runner’’, ‘’Legend’’, ‘’Gladiator’’, ‘’Hannibal’’ (director);
‘’Thelma & Louse’’, ‘’1492: Conquest of Paradise’’, ‘’G. I. Jane’’ , ‘’Black Hawk Down’’,
‘’Matchstick Men’’, ‘’Kingdom of Heaven’’, ‘’A Good Year’’, ‘’American Gangster’’,
‘’Body of Lies’’ (director and producer).
Photo by Paul Rider
Paul Verhoeven (NL)
writer and producer and director
‘’Soldier of Orange’’, ‘’Flesh & Blood’’, ‘’Black Book’’ (writer, director), ‘’Jesus - the man’’,
‘’Jesus of Nazareth: A Realistic Portrait’’ (writer), ‘’The Fourth Man’’, ‘’Turks Fruit’’,
‘’Robocop’’, ‘’Total Recall’’, ‘’Basic Instinct’’, ‘’Showgirls’’, ‘’Starship Troopers’’, ‘’Hollow
Man’’ (director), ‘’The Winter Queen’’ (director, producer).
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FESTIVAL LOCATIONS
MILAN - Italy
Milan is one of the largest cities in Italy, located in the plains of the Lombardy
region, and is one of the most highly developed urban centers in Europe. It is
also a major artistic center and is renowned as one of the most important financial and business centers of the world: the Milan metropolitan area has the
4th highest GDPs in Europe. Were it a country, it would rank as the 28th largest
economy in the world, almost as large as the Greek economy.
Milan is a major center for the production of textile and garments, automobiles, chemicals, industrial tools, heavy machinery, book and music publication. Milan is also considered to be the fashion center of the world, housing the
headquarters and businesses of some of the leading international designers.
Thenew fair ground, in the north-western suburb of Milano-Rho which was
opened in April 2005, makes the Fiera Milanothe largest trade fair complex in
the world. In this complex, Milan will host ‘EXPO 2015’ (the Universal Exposition).
I’ve Seen Films 2009, in addition to being featured on the Internet for many
months (beginning in May), runs from the end of September into October, in
the following three venues located downtown Milan:
Centre Culturel Français (September 24, 26 and October 1). Founded in 1949,
the Centre Culturel Français in Milano is located in the renowned Palazzo delle
Stelline, across from the Santa Mariadelle Grazie Basilica. This institution, directly linked with the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs, promotes the French
language and culture. In addition to the famous French language courses,
it offers a rich cultural season, held both in-house and ‘hors les murs’, which
ranges from arts to music, from theater to dance and from lectures to design.
The Centre Culturel Français cooperates with the major institutions, theaters
and festivals in Milan and northern Italy. Its screening room offers a comprehensive French language film season along with other special events such as
premieres and retrospectives.
THECA (September 28 and October 3), is a brand-new, prestigious and technological venue located downtown Milan, at #5 Castello Square. The exclusive
‘’still light’’ system allows the walls to be tinged with colorful cascades of lights,
creating ever-changing backdrops. The rows of LEDs, embedded in the resin
floor, form a very suggestive perception lightning effect. A videowall is formed
by nine plasma monitors for high-definition seamless displays.
Gnomo Milano Cinema (September 24 - October 3) is a film theater very
near the Sant’Ambrogio church and the city center. This area contains many
restaurants, shops and many useful services. The subway system, the public
transport service and the parking areas offer the best comfort to the tourists.
This theater is built to meet the audience needs with all the advantages of
a modern and new-concept theater including sophisticated audio and video
technology as well as comfortable seats, providing an emotion-packed feeling
to its audience. The theater offers a very keen programming structure, which
includes not only commercial hits, but also author’s works, special initiatives,
retrospectives, premieres, original language movies, meetings with directors,
etc. It is the Milano Municipality’s film theater which addresses quality short
films and author’s works screenings.
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Short Films
in
Competition
International Section
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10 min.
10 min.
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 19’
Country: Belgium
Original format: HDV
Language: Dutch
Director: Jorge Leon
Screenplay: Jorge Leon
Cinematography: Jorge Leon
Editing: Marie-Hélène Mora
Production: Niels Asbl
A young woman is promised a good job as a nurse for an old woman only to learn that the job that
is waiting for her is prostitution. She flees her window place, and goes back to Bulgaria where the
trafficking mafia finds her.
Director’s Biofilmography
Jorge Leon studied at L’Insas (National Institute of Arts and Spectacle) in Brussels until 1990.
As head operator and photographer he worked with different directors, among
them Xavier Lukomski, Thierry De Mey and Mary Jimenez. He also worked as a videographer,
photographer and playwright with important choreographers such as Meg Stuart, Stefan Putcher,
Wim Vna de Keybus, Olga de Soto and Simone Augtherlony.
Filmography
2008 - 10 min.
2007 - Between Two Chairs
2006 - Vous êtes ici
2003 - De Sable et de Climent
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18 segundos
18 Seconds
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 7’
Country: Spain
Original format: HDV
Language: Spanish
Director: Bruno Zacharias, Miguel López
‘Macgregor’
Screenplay: Bruno Zacharias
Cinematography: Macgregor
Editing: Macgregor
Music: Aaron Marshall
Cast: Jack Daniel Stanley, Amy Kim Waschke, Jordi Boixaderas (narrator)
Production: Ciudadano Frame
Amy and Jack do not know each other. They live in two different cities. They are devoted to absolutely
different things. Neither of them like the same things but they both take the same amount of time
doing the same things. Today they will meet for the first time.
Director’s Biofilmography
Bruno Zacharias and Miguel López Ximénez ‘Macgregor’ are two Spanish filmmakers.
Bruno Zacharias was born in 1977. He is a graduate in Advertising from the Complutense
University of Madrid. Bruno has written and
directed several commercials and multimedia
exhibitions.
Filmography
2008 - 18 segundos
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26.4
26.4
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 15’
Country: Belgium
Original format: 16 mm.
Director: Nathalie André
Screenplay: Nathalie André
Cinematography: Sébastien Koeppel
Editing: Nathalie André
Music: Wixel
Cast: Lisa Da Boit
Production: On Move Productions
We are lost in the great landscape on the side of the road.
Director’s Biofilmography
Nathalie André was born in Köln (Germany) in 1965. She graduated in Set Designing in 1990 and in
Scriptwriting in 1993.
She is also a photographer, art director, and author of installations and performances. In 1997
Nathalie founded Brussels’ Cinema Nova.
Filmography
2008 - 26.4
2003 - Chaque jour est un jour du mois d’août
1995 - La Noce à Thomas
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A Casa dos Mortos
The House of the Dead
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 24’
Country: Brazil
Original format: DVCam
Language: Portuguese
Director: Debora Diniz
Screenplay: Debora Diniz
Cinematography: Billa Franzoni
Editing: João Neves
Production: ImagensLivres
Jaime, Antonio and Almerindo are anonymous men, considered dangerous to society,
whose punishment choices are: the tragedy of suicide, the unending cycle of being committed
to an asylum, or surviving being imprisoned for life in the house of the dead.
Director’s Biofilmography
Debora Diniz is a filmmaker, born in 1970. She is an anthropologist, with Masters and Doctorates
in Anthropology and a PhD in Bioethics. She is a professor at the University of Brasilia (Brazil) and
director of Anis (Institute of Bioethics, Human
Rights and Gender).
Filmography
2009 - A Casa dos Mortos
2007 - Solitário Anônimo (Alone and
Anonymous)
2006 - À Margem do Corpo (A Disembodied
Woman), Quem são elas? (Four Women)
2005 - Uma História Severina, Habeas Corpus
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A Conditional Truce
A Conditional Truce
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 15’
Country: India/Sri Lanka
Original format: HDV
Language: Sri Lankan, Tamil
Director: Prithvi Konanur
Screenplay: Prithvi Konanur
Cinematography: Dinesh Prasanga
Editing: Pradeep Naik
Music: Premkumar Sivaperuman
Cast: L. Darshan, Sampath Jayaweera
Production: Prithvi Konanur
A Singhalese fisherman in Sri Lanka, diagnosed positive with HIV, decides to end his life on a remote
island but accidentally becomes a witness of gun smuggling by Tamil Tigers supporters. Captured, he
tries to regain his freedom by appealing to their better nature, but when the coast guards appear on the
horizon the events take a dramatic turn.
Director’s Biofilmography
Prithvi Konanur is a filmmaker from Bengaluru (India), born in 1979. Prithvi started his career as a
software engineer before the passion for filmmaking took over. A graduate from the New York Film
Academy, Prithvi has written several feature
screenplays. ‘The Abiding’ - a teen thriller - was
optioned by a UK production company with
Rob Schmidt (‘Wrong Turn’) attached to direct
it. ‘Conditional Truce’, shot in Sri Lanka, marks
Prithvi’s debut as a film director.
Filmography
2008 - A Conditional Truce
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A Day in a Life
A Day in a Life
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 18’
Country: Hong Kong
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Cantonese
Debut Work
Director: Kwok Zune
Screenplay: Kwok Zune, Leung Pui Pui
Cinematography: Szeto Yat Lui
Editing: Mak Chi Kwan
Cast: Liu Chui-Jan, Chan Suk-Ngai
Production: School of Film & Television, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
She gets up early every morning. She works hard everyday. For her, a day is like a lifetime, but she
lives on..
Director’s Biofilmography
Kwok Zune is a filmmaker, born in 1985. He attended Directing courses for Film and Television at
the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
A Day in a Life is his debut work.
Filmography
2008 - A Day in a Life
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A Long-Distance Call
A Long-Distance Call
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 12’
Country: China
Original format: Betacam
Language: Chinese
Director: Joe Chang
Screenplay: Joe Chang
Cinematography: Joe Chang
Editing: Joe Chang
Music: Rishi Zhuo
Production: Joe’s Film / China Academy of Art
The emotions between a farmer’s parents and their children who all live in a rural area.
Director’s Biofilmography
Joe Chang is a filmmaker, born in China in 1958. He is an award-winning director, animator and artist. He studied at the Lu-Xun Academy of Fine Arts (China) and at the Tama Art University (Japan).
Joe moved from China to Canada in 1990. He is currently working at the China Academy of Art as a
Professor and Chairman of the Animation Department.
Filmography
2008 - A Long-Distance Call
2002 - Chinese Violin
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A Man of Letters
A Man of Letters
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 7’
Country: UK
Original format: HDTV
Language: English
Debut Work
Director: Tom Turley
Screenplay: Patrick Thomson, Tom Turley
Cinematography: David Procter
Editing: Peter King
Music: The Chocolate Dandies
Cast: Ian Attfield, Nick Von Schlippe, Laura Steel
Production: Agenda Collective
A disagreement about the nature of love between a postman and his friend leads to an
unexpected confession about a love letter that was never sent.
Director’s Biofilmography
Tom Turley is a filmmaker from the UK, born in 1983. Tom worked as a freelance stills photographer
and assistant director, before spending two years as a camera technician for a West London facilities company. Alongside this intense period
of technical education, Tom moonlighted in
the camera department. Cameras became a
passion and the never-ending quest to
‘make stuff look pretty’ had begun. This is
Tom’s debut film on the festival circuit.
Filmography
2008 - A Man of Letters
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A Perfect Day for Golf
En perfekt dag for golf
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 15’
Country: Norway
Original format: Betacam
Language: Norwegian
Director: Eric Magnusson
Screenplay: Eric Magnusson
Cinematography: Calle Børresen
Editing: Ida Kolstø
Music: Marcus Paus
Cast: Nicholas Hope, Kristofer Hivju, Jon Erling Wevling, Ragnhild Mønness
Production: Feil Folk
The two ambulance drivers, Gudmund and Frode, are on their way to the hospital with a patient when
their ambulance breaks down. Meanwhile, Julius has arrived at the green with his caddie Alfred.
It´s a perfect day for golf, but at the crucial stroke, it turns out that this is about a lot more than just a
round of golf.
Director’s Biofilmography
Eric Magnusson is a filmmaker from Norway, born in 1977. Eric studied at L’Ecole Internationale de
Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. He continued his studies in Denmark where he studied Theater and
Film Dramaturgy at the Aarhus University. He
has written and staged plays since the age of
18, and starred in various features and short
films as an actor.
Filmography
2008 - A Perfect Day for Golf
2007 - Dager av kjærlighet (Days of Love)
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
A Sheep on the Roof
Quidam dégomme
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 7’
Country: France
Original format: DVD
Debut Work
Director: Rémy Schaepman
Screenplay: Rémy Schaepman
Cinematography: Rémy Schaepman
Editing: Rémy Schaepman
Music: Bratsch (Label Network),
Taraf des Trois Becs (Saillans),
Benny Goodman
Production: Institut Sainte Geneviève
A man is confronted with the change of his day-to-day life after a sheep lands on the roof of the house
opposite his.
Director’s Biofilmography
Rémy Schaepman was born in 1986 in the south of France.
He graduated from the prestigious Institut
Sainte Geneviève in Paris and is currently
studying animation art at Gobelins, l’Ecole
de l’Image (Paris). A fan of Paul Grimault,
Nick Park, Wallace Gromit, Miyazaki, Pixar
and Jacques Tati, Rémy loves to see his
drawings move on the screen and to hear his
audience laugh out loud.
‘A Sheep on the Roof’ is debut work.
Filmography
2008 - A Sheep on the Roof
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
A Time and a Time
A Time and a Time
Genre: Experimental
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 3’
Country: UK
Original format: DVD
Director: Sarah Cox
Screenplay: Sarah Cox
Cinematography: Sarah Cox
Editing: Sarah Cox
Music: Take Time - ‘The Books’
Production: Arthur Cox
A re-creation of three locations in Bristol from 100 years of discovered archive footage; a filmic archaeology.
Director’s Biofilmography
Sarah Cox is a filmmaker from the UK, born in 1968. She studied Animation at the Royal College of Art
graduating in 1992. She has since worked as a director of short films and commercials. As a director,
Sarah has won various awards at international Film Festivals.
Filmography
2005 - Heavy Pockets
2001 - Plain Pleasures
1997 - 3 Ways to Go
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Action
Action
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 9’
Country: Italy
Original format: HDV
Language: Italian
Debut Work
Director: Giorgio Caputo
Screenplay: Giorgio Caputo
Cinematography: Raoul Torresi
Editing: Andrea Maguolo
Music: ‘Action’ - Marco Trombin
Cast: Ivano De Matteo, Giada Fradeani, Pierpaolo Lovino
Production: TUP
Two men are violently beating another man. A voice-off says ‘cut’: we are on a movie set. The violence
of the first scene turns into comedy in the second one, where a caricature of a set takes place..
Director’s Biofilmography
Giorgio Caputo was born in 1974 in Naples (Italy). Since 1998 he has been working as an actor on
many important feature film and television productions, but during this time he has continued
working as a screen-writer on several
projects.
‘Action’ is Giorgio’s debut short film.
Filmography
2008 - Action
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Admission to Paradise for €3.20
Eintritt zum Paradies um 3€20
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 12’
Country: Austria
Original format: DVCAM
Language: German
Director: Edith Stauber
Screenplay: Edith Stauber
Cinematography: Edith Stauber
Editing: Edith Stauber
Music: Edith Stauber
Production: Edith Stauber
The myth of paradise has inspired people for time eternal. Modern leisure facilities attempt to recreate
this illusory place. The guests at an outdoor pool jump from the ten-meter tower, sit at the café, swim
or sleep. Satiety and prosperity define the atmosphere. The outdoor pool turns out to be a kind of
democratic paradise, institutionalized and, in contrast to the exclusivity of the Garden of Eden, it is open
to all.
Director’s Biofilmography
Edith Stauber is a filmmaker, born in Linz (Austria) in 1968. After a carpenter apprenticeship, Edith
worked as film projectionist. She graduated in Visual Media Design, Film and Video, at the Linz
University of Fine Arts and since 1995 she has
been working in the documentary and
animation fields. She lives and works in Linz.
Filmography
2007 - Admission to Paradise for €3.20
2004 - Über eine Strasse
2002 - Der englische König
2001 - Die Zeit ist da
1995 - Die Filmverfilmer / Oma’s Stimme
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Affair
Affair
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 10’
Country: Australia
Original format: 35 mm
Language: English / Italian
Director: Lav Bodnaruk
Screenplay: Lav Bodnaruk
Cinematography: Paul Seipel
Editing: Lav Bodnaruk
Music: Jonathan Bruno - ‘Affair’
Cast: Amanda Grillini, Mirko Grillini, Evert McQueen, Nicole Dixon
Production: Lav Productions
An intimate look at a married couple’s relationship..
Director’s Biofilmography
Lav Bodnaruk is a filmmaker from Australia. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Film and Television
at the Queensland Collage of Art in Brisbane, majoring in direction and camera. Lav is a member of
AWG, ACS and AFI. He has written and
directed numerous short films, TV
commercials and music video clips. Lav’s
love for filmmaking extends to other fields
as well. He is an experienced camera
operator and a film editor.
Filmography
2008 - Affair, Pain of the Macho
2007 - Almost Aussie
2006 - Translation
2005 - The Pink Box
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
AfterVille
AfterVille
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 30’
Country: Italy
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Italian / English
Director: Fabio Guaglione, Fabio Resinaro
Screenplay: Fabio Guaglione
Cinematography: Paolo Bellan
Editing: Fabio Resinaro, Fabio Guaglione
Music: Andrea Bonini, Livio Magnini - Sala
zooo Srl/Warner Chapel, ‘L’ultima Risposta’ - Subsonica, Casasonica/Emi Music
Cast: Roberto Laureri, Giorgia Wurth, Paolo Giangrasso, Bruce Sterling, Deanna Orienti, Anthony
Smith, Enzo Mazzullo, Miko Cantù, Magdalena Struchman, Natsumi de Vito Chirico, Fabirizio
Viganò, Enzo Giraldo, Jaqueline Flous
Production: FastForward, BB Productions
The year is 2058. Huge unknown structures fell upon our planet 50 years ago,
devastating it. TV shots from the future parallel the life of a group of ordinary people as the last
hours of mankind tick swiftly by. Will Sam be able to find his lost love, Lisa?
Director’s Biofilmography
Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro are two Italian filmmakers.
Filmography
2008 - Afterville
2006 - The Silver Rope
2004 - E:D:E:N
2001 - Ti chiamo io
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Alice
Alice
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 8’
Country: Italy
Original format: 35 mm
Language: Italian
Director: Stefano Anselmi
Screenplay: Stefano Anselmi
Cinematography: Daniele Baldacci
Editing: Shara Spinella
Music: Mauro Buttafava - ‘Dossi’, ‘Alice’
Cast: Isabella Ragonese, Mariella Valentini
Production: Movie Factory
Every Sunday, Alice goes to visit her mother Giulia, who lives in a mental hospital. As the story unfolds it
turns out that Giulia is not Alice’s mother and Alice is not really a visitor.
Director’s Biofilmography
Stefano Anselmi is an Italian filmmaker, born in Cinisello Balsamo (Italy) in 1974.
In 1999 he graduated from the Civica Scuola di Cinema in Milano. In 2002 he worked as second
director on various TV movies. In 2004 he worked with Carlo Vanzina on ‘In questo mondo di ladri’
and in 2007 with Sergio Martino on
‘L’allenatore nel pallone 2’.
He also directed many documentaries and in
2008 he was one of the directors of RAI
Fiction’s soap-opera ‘Agrodolce’.
Filmography
2008 - Agrodolce
2003 - In store Marketing
2001 - Opinioni di un clown
2000 - Una visita in fabbrica
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
And Then She Was Gone
And Then She Was Gone
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 7’
Country: USA
Original format: 35 mm
Language: English
Debut Work
Director: Jacqueline Pennewill, Pete Konczal
Screenplay: Jacqueline Pennewill
Cinematography: Pete Knoczal
Editing: Hugo Buffino
Music: Michael Andrews, Clint Mansel
Cast: Diana Scarwid, Jacqueline Pennewill, Renee St. Gelais, Judit Fekete, Rachel St. Gelais
Production: AspireHigher Productions
As a girl sits on a park bench to relive a moment in time, all of her fears are taken away through a
chance meeting with a stranger.
Director’s Biofilmography
Jacqueline Pennewill and Pete Konczal are two filmmakers from the USA.
Jacqueline Pennewill is Director of the 57th Street/Showcase Theatre in New York City as well as a
film actress and aspiring screenwriter. Her scripts have been in competition at Nantucket and Slamdance. This is her first time stepping behind the camera. In addition, she penned the script for
‘And Then She Was Gone’. She also teaches
acting in the New York area.
Pete Konczal is a cinematographer whose
credits include the prolific short ‘Bullet in the
Brain’ and the Feature Film ‘Urbania’
(Sundance 2000/Lion’s Gate Films). His commercial credits include Maybelline, Sony,
Calvin Klein, Nestle.
‘And Then She Was Gone’ is their debut short
film.
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Aqua
Aqua
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 20’
Country: Portugal
Original format: HDV
Language: Portuguese
Debut Work
Director: Leonardo António de Brito Reis
Manuel
Screenplay: Leonardo António de Brito Reis
Manuel
Cinematography: Tiago Dias
Editing: Edgar Alberto
Music: Nuno Monteiro, André António
Cast: José Wallenstein, Inês Castel-Branco, Ami Hizagi, Paulo Silva, José de Oliveira
Production: Utopia Filmes
Before a nuclear holocaust, a scientist develops three robots with human appearance that have orders
to survive to tell the story of mankind to other survivors.
Director’s Biofilmography
Leonardo António is a filmmaker from Portugal, born in 1981. He began directing and producing
amateur movies with schoolmates and friends. At 19, he graduated in TV and Film Directing at
Escola Técnica de Imagem e Comunicação.
At 25, he graduated in Architectural Sciencies
at Universidade Lusíada. Afterward, he held
various jobs in the television and film
industry and wrote several screenplays,
Leonardo also produced a TV show for SIC
Radical called ‘Noctivagus’ with his own
production company Recycled Films.
‘Aqua’ is his debut short film
Filmography
2008 - Aqua
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
aQua ad lavandum - in brevi
aQua ad lavandum - in brevi
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 16’
Country: Germany
Original format: DVD
Language: English
Director: Florian Metzner, Helge Balzer
Screenplay: Florian Metzner, Helge Balzer
Cinematography: Benjamin Bayer
Editing: Florian Metzner
Music: Stefan Maria Schneider
Cast: Alexander Schubert, Mirko Hannemann
Production: HFF Konrad Wolf Potsdam/Babelsberg
A man tries to free himself from his guilt after an unintentional murder, but becomes more and more
trapped in the situation until there seems to be no way out.
Director’s Biofilmography
Florian Metzner and Helge Balzer are two filmmakers from Germany.
Florian Metzner was born in Berlin in 1977. After working as a caricaturist and cartoon artist at a
local newspaper, he got into filmmaking as an editor, technical assistant, author and director.
Filmography
2008 - aQua ad lavandum – in brevi
2002 - LUDUS
2001 - Mea Culpa
Helge Balzer is a filmmaker, born in Husum in
1979. He attended classes for the study of ani
mation at the Konrad Wolf University for Film
and Television, where he received a Diploma of
Animation for VFX and Concept Art. He works
in the filmmaking industry as a producer,
author, director, designer and animator.
Filmography
2008 - aQua ad lavandum - in brevi
2006 - LUDUS
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Arafat & I
Arafat & I
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 15’
Country: UK/Palestine
Original format: 16 mm
Language: English
Director: Mahdi Fleifel
Screenplay: Mahdi Fleifel, Steven Bloomer
Cinematography: Daniel Stafford-Clark
Editing: Lawrence Huck
Music: Original score by Stuart Earl
Cast: Mahdi Fleifel, Zein Jafar, Ximena Garcia Vera
Production: The National Film and Television School
Marwan is a Palestinian in love. He has finally met Lisa, the girl he is going to marry. Everything about
her is perfect. She was even born on the same day as Chairman Arafat! Does Lisa know the meaning of
this coincidence and how far Marwan will go to make her understand it?
Director’s Biofilmography
Mahdi Fleifel was born in 1979 in Dubai. He is of Palestinian origin. In 1988, his family migrated to
Denmark. He settled in the small town of Elsinore where he continued his education. Mahdi
received a Danish baccalaureate in classic linguistics in 1998. With a passion for filmmaking, Mahdi
earned a diploma in Film Studies from the Media School in Copenhagen in 1999 and then went on
to study for a BA in Film Production at the International Film School of Wales, from which he
graduated in 2003. In 2006 he received grants
from the Danish Arts Fund and the David Lean
Foundation to study for an MA in screenwriting at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Mahdi is currently based in London where he
specializes in directing at the National Film
and Television School.
Filmography
2008 - Arafat & I
2005 - Hamoud & Emil
2003 - Shadi in the Beautiful Well
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Asade
Asade
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 20’
Country: Italy
Original format: DV
Language: Italian, Persian
Director: Daniele Balboni
Screenplay: Daniele Balboni, Irene Caselli
Cinematography: Giovanni Favia
Editing: Francesco Bona
Music: Original score by Pericle Odierna
Cast: Shideh Kish, Lara Brucci, Zeinab Heidary Firooz, Giordano Leoni, Giampietro Guerrieri
Production: Associazione Culturale Medicine
The attempts to integrate in a foreign country: torn between one’s own culture and language and
the actual habits of the new place, looking for tolerance and understanding.
Director’s Biofilmography
Daniele Balboni was born in Bologna (Italy) in 1976. He has a doctorate in Arts of Music and Performance. Since 2004 Daniele has been working as a director of shorts, documentaries, music videos
and TV commercials.
Filmography
2008 - Asade
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Asämara
Asämara
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 9’
Country: Spain
Original format: DVD
Director: Jon Garaño, Raúl López
Screenplay: Jon Garaño, Raúl López
Cinematography: Javi Agirre
Editing: Raúl López
Music: XX
Production: Kimuak - Filmoteca Vasca
The reality, despite their extreme youth, facing millions of children in today’s Africa: in the cities or in
in the countryside, they are fighting for the same thing - their survival.
Director’s Biofilmography
Jon Garaño was born in San Sebastian (Spain) in 1974. He studied Journalism and Advertising at
the University of the Basque Country and Cinema in Sarobe and in San Diego (USA). In 2001, he
founded a production company called Moriarti with other four colleagues, and he has worked as
film director and/or screenwriter for many audiovisual projects.
Filmography
2008 - Asämara, On the Line, Alamitou, FGM
2007 - Tex Norton
2006 - Miramar St
2005 - The Dragon House
Raúl López was born in San Sebastian (Spain)
in 1971. Raúl is a videogame graphic designer.
He completed his audiovisual training with
filmmaking and video courses in the Cultural
Centre of Larrotxene. Since then, he has been
working as editor, graphic designer and
director on many productions.
Filmography
2008 - Tras los visillos, Autorretrato, Asämara
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Bab Al Samah
Bab Al Samah
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 15’
Country: Italy / Tunisia
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Arabic
Debut Work
Director: Francesco Sperandeo
Screenplay: Moez Ben Hassen, Nizar Kaabi,
Francesco Sperandeo
Cinematography: Giovanni Galasso
Editing: Michele Sblendorio
Music: Original score by Ziad Trabelsi (Piccolo Apollo Edizioni)
Cast: Mohammed Sayari, Mohammed Kouka, Fabrizio Bucci
Production: Francesco Sperandeo
Mehdi’s desire for redemption from a humiliating past, symbolized by a heavy, old door leads him on
a cathartic journey that results in the destruction of the door with purifying fire.
Director’s Biofilmography
Francesco Sperandeo was born in Palermo (Italy) in 1979.
Bab Al Samah is his debut short film.
Filmography
2008 - Bab Al Samah
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Bathing
Badetag
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 17’
Country: Germany
Original format: HDV
Language: German
Director: Philipp Batereau
Screenplay: Philipp Batereau
Cinematography: Marlen Schlawin
Editing: Katrin Suhren
Music: Joachim Steffenhagen
Cast: Harry Blank, Bela Batereau, Antje Mönning
Production: Philipp Batereau Film
A peaceful summer day: A little bit too peaceful. Birds are not bird singing. There is nothing to hear
at all. Jakob leaves the lake and his dog is gone. The water at home is running but nobody is taking
a shower. His wife and his son have disappeared. The neighbor’s doors are locked. The whole city
seems dead. It may be a dream but Jakob does not wake up.
Director’s Biofilmography
Philipp Batereau is a German filmmaker, born in 1973. From 1994 to 2001 he studied philosophy in
Frankfurt and worked as an assistant director
in various theater productions.
In 2003 he received the ‘Cast & Cut’ scholarship for young filmmakers. Presently Philipp
is working as a video designer and developing the script for his first feature film.
Filmography
2008 - Bathing
2004 - Ich
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Bill and Bob
Bill and Bob
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 9’
Country: Belgium
Original format: Betacam
Director: Nicolas Fong
Screenplay: Medhi Hussain
Editing: Nicolas Fong
Music: Thomas Giry
Production: Atelier de Production de la
Cambre
Poor Bill and Bob are seperated at birth. Born with the most bothersome of birth defects, each of their
lives take a truly different and yet somehow very similar path!
Director’s Biofilmography
Nicolas Fong is a filmmaker, born in 1982.
Filmography
2008 - Bill and Bob
2006 - Choléra
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Bir Kaplumbağa ile Tavşan Hikayesi
A Tortoise and Rabbit Story
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 11’
Country: Turkey
Original format: AVCHD
Language: Turkish
Director: Abdulbaki Yavuz
Screenplay: Abdulbaki Yavuz
Cinematography: Abdulbaki Yavuz
Editing: Abdulbaki Yavuz
Music: Original score by Mert Oktan
Cast: Sait Genay, Merve Dagli, Müsfik Kenter
Production: Abdulbaki Yavuz
Funda wakes up to a new day to go visit her father whom she has not seen for a year because of
her business commitments. Unfortunately, time doesn’t pass the same way for both of them.
Director’s Biofilmography
Abdulbaki Yavuz was born in 1985 in Turkey. He worked as a director for several production
companies before attending a University.
Filmography
2008 - Bir Kaplumbağa ile Tavşan Hikayesi
2007 - Hipokrat
2006 - Yüzsüzler, Fosil, Macrocosmic Minimal
Yaşamlar, Kumbara
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Birthday Girl
Birthday Girl
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 7’
Country: Australia
Original format: HDTV
Language: English
Director: Angie Black
Screenplay: Michael Harden
Cinematography: Richard Hosking
Editing: Mary-Jeanne Watt
Music: David Chisholm
Cast: Sarah Bollenberg, Michaela Teschendorff-Harden
Production: HUB Productions
Waiting for an elevator in a hospital foyer is torturous for Rachael who just wants to escape and
find some privacy to mourn the recent death of her child. Finally inside the elevator Rachael grapples
with the reality of leaving after an extraordinary encounter with her past.
Director’s Biofilmography
Angie Black is an Australian filmmaker, born in 1968. She has worked in film since graduating from
Swinburne Film and Television School in 1990.
Angie lectures in Media Production at La
Trobe University and is completing her Masters in Media. Currently, she is also writing
and developing feature film scripts and an
8-part television series. She directs TV
commercials for Hub Productions in
Melbourne.
Filmography
2008 - Birthday Girl
2000 - Bowl Me Over
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Bobo
Bobo
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 27’
Country: Russian Federation/Tajikistan
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Russian and Tajik
Debut Work
Director: Aziz Sattorov
Screenplay: Artur Kurash
Cinematography: Ivan Phinogeev
Editing: Aziz Sattorov
Music: Daler Nazarov
Cast: Rustam Babaliev, Khairullo Nasriddinov, Yelena Uleeva
Production: Producer’s Cut
In a cotton field in sunny Tajikistan, a young boy, named Bobo, is working for his greedy and
insidious Uncle. Nothing extraordinary happens in his life until one day he meets a young woman,
Maria, who turns his world around.
Director’s Biofilmography
Aziz Sattorov was born in 1986 in Dushanbe (Tajikistan). Aziz graduated from the VGIK Institute of
Cinematography in Moscow (Russian Federation).
Filmography
2008 - Bobo
2007 - Without Return
2005 - In the Past About the Future, A Mask
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International Short Film Festival
Bon Anniversaire
Happy Birthday
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 12’
Country: France
Original format: Betacam
Language: French
Director: Hichem Yacoubi, Daniel Kupferstein
Screenplay: H. Yacoubi, D. Kupferstein
Cinematography: Lucas Bernard, Nicolas
Bitaud
Editing: Nicolas Sarkissian
Music: Nadhem Oueslati
Cast: Hichem Yacoubi, Samia Haddjaj, Karine Huguenin, Olivier Mansart
Production: Neyrac Films
The difficulties of children of North African immigrants in France, poised between two cultures: Walid
lives in Paris, has a French girlfriend and observes Ramadan. When his sister goes to live with a Frenchman, Walid is depressed. He feels responsible. What will he tell his parents?
Director’s Biofilmography
Hichem Yacoub started his film training by attending acting courses, including some at the Actor’s
Studio. He began his acting career in 1984 and in parallel worked in theatre and dance. He has
appeared in many films, including ‘Munich’ by Steven Spielberg.
Filmography
2008 - Bon anniversaire
Daniel Kupferstein is a filmmaker who, since
2004, has been teaching Documentary Writing. Since 1990 he has dedicated himself to
documentaries which have been presented at festivals and shown on many
French TV channels.
Filmography
2008 - Bon Anniversaire
2007 - Derrière les murs...
2005 - Banlieue rouge
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Bon Voyage
Bon Voyage
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 13’
Country: USA
Original format: HDV
Language: English
Debut Work
Director: Francoise Gralewski
Screenplay: Francoise Gralewski
Cinematography: Joe Broderick
Editing: Lee Ginsberg
Music: Original score by Thierry Caroubi
Cast: Francoise Gralewski, Scott Gerard, Michael Immel
Production: OM Pictures
A couple is running a business to answer the demand of desperate people. When a new case comes in
the woman has second thoughts. She can’t help but think about the righteousness of their purpose.
Nevertheless, they pursue their mission, which is to set up a client and kill him.
Director’s Biofilmography
Francoise Gralewski is a filmmaker from France, born in 1970. Françoise began her acting career in
Paris. She began performing in plays as a child and by her late teens she went on tour throughout Europe. Afterwards, she worked for the leading Voice Over/Dubbing studios in Paris, lending
her voice to many American and European features and TV series, including animation projects.
While acting, Françoise started to write
screenplays. She has now written over a
dozen screenplays on various subjects. In
1998, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue
her acting and writing career. Francoise is
currently producing a short animation ‘Little
Fish’ and another short film ‘Ariel’, which she
wrote, and will also direct. ‘Bon Voyage’ is
her debut short film.
Filmography
2008 - Bon Voyage
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Brudhlaup
Brudhlaup
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 9’
Country: Norway
Original format: HDV
Language: Norwegian, Swedish
Director: Karin Pennanen
Screenplay: Karin Pennanen
Cinematography: Anders Overgaard
Editing: Karin Pennanen
Music: Mika Koivusalo, Terje Brun
Cast: Maria Salomaa, Frida Serine Pedersen, Håvard Arnhoff, Philip Zandén
Production: Nordland kunst-og filmfagskole
A mental trip through the eyes of a woman on her wedding day..
Director’s Biofilmography
Karin Pennanen is a filmmaker from Finland, born in 1977.
Filmography
2009 - Brudhlaup
2008 - Rakkain huone, Small Blue
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Bulli si nasce
Natural Born Bully
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 15’
Country: Italy
Original format: DVD
Language: Italian
Director: Massimo Cappelli
Screenplay: Federica Pontremoli
Cinematography: Raoul Torresi
Editing: Fabio Nunziata
Music: Original score by Giuliano Taviani
Cast: Fabio Troiano, Chiara Francini, Edoardo De Gennaro, Martina Lombardi
Production: Galaxia Digital Video, Nuvola Film
A little story about little men who learn to grow up in a world of proud parents, understanding teachers,
stolen snacks and blown-away kisses..
Director’s Biofilmography
Massimo Cappelli was born in Ascoli Piceno (Italy) in 1966. He moved to Rome after obtaining his
University Law Degree. He has directed many
short and feature films.
Filmography
2008 - Bulli si nasce
2006 - Il giorno più bello
2002 - Sei come sei
2001 - Ampio, luminoso, vicino metro,
Il Sinfamolle
1999 - Toilette
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Camille e Mariuccia
Camille and Mariuccia
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 23’
Country: Italy / UK
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Italian
Director: Samuele Romano
Screenplay: Samuele Romano
Cinematography: Rob WIlton
Editing: Marco Battiloro
Music: Original score by Roby Meola
Cast: Maurizio Tabani, Umberto Terruso
Production: Invisibile Film
Piero, an intrusive old man, knocks on his young neighbor’s door. He needs to go to a certain police
station that is by a river, a long way away. Reluctantly, Elio agrees to drive him, but he takes
someone else with him on the trip, Layla, his ex-girlfriend’s ferret. During the trip, these two men
help each other to accept the loss of their women but not without misunderstandings and many
funny moments.
Director’s Biofilmography
Samuele Romano is a director and scriptwriter born in Milan (Italy) in 1980. He moved to London
(UK), where he studied at the London Film School. Since graduation, he has worked on different
projects, from short films to music videos.
Filmography
2008 - Camille e Mariuccia, La mensola di
Giulia, Who am I, Ora d’aria
2006 - Free Hugs, The Borsalino Experiment
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International Short Film Festival
Candy Darling
Candy Darling
Genre: Experimental
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 27’
Country: Belgium
Original format: Betacam
Language: English
Director: Silvia Defrance
Screenplay: Silvia Defrance
Cinematography: Steven Van Volsem
Editing: Silvia Defrance
Music: Tom Daniels,Yves De Mey
Cast: Ruth Van den Eeden, Christian Mergan, Silvia Defrance, Daan Van den Eeden
Production: The Framed Pony’s V.Z.W.
In a small, isolated matriarch community reigns Mother. To keep her power she deliberately creates a
psychological inferno.
Director’s Biofilmography
Silvia Defrance is a filmmaker from Belgium, born in 1967. She studied Animation Film at the
Faculty of Fine Arts in Ghent, where she obtained a M.A. in Audiovisual Arts. Currently she is
working on a personal PhD research project: an Arts Doctorate. She is exploring and questioning
structures of filmmaking by pushing these
codes to their limits in her film practice.
Silvia is developing a new film project, ‘Spy
Movie’.
Filmography
2008 - Candy Darling
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Casting
Casting
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 23’
Country: Bulgaria
Original format: DVCAM
Language: Bulgarian
Director: Nikolay Vasilev
Screenplay: Nikolay Vasilev
Cinematography: Dian Zagorchinov
Production: Screening Emotions Ltd
I slept with a girl once and never met her again. How many girls? Many, I’m telling you! I almost never
used condoms when I had sex with them. I thought differently then. Let me tell you what happened..
Director’s Biofilmography
Nikolay Vasilev was born in 1975 in Kazanluk (Bulgaria). In 2004 Nikolay graduated as a Director at
the New Bulgarian University.
Filmography
2008 - Casting, The Rise of the Warrior
2007 - Flight in a Cage, Live with Me
2006 - Giant, Die Fast
2004 - The Way of Wisdom
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International Short Film Festival
Chaine Alimentaire
Chaine Alimentaire
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 28’
Country: Senegal
Original format: DVCAM
Debut Work
Director: Marie-Louise Sarr
Screenplay: Marie-Louise Sarr
Cinematography: Ousseynou Ndiaye
Editing: Hervé Brindel
Production: Gsara Cinema(s) d’Afrique
The Gaston Berger University in Senegal has nearly 5,000 students. The University canteen provides
all these people their daily food. It is a food chain, operating each day from daybreak until dusk.
Director’s Biofilmography
Marie-Louise Sarr is a filmmaker from Senegal, born in 1982. She recently obtained her Documentary
Direction Master Degree.
‘Chaine Alimentaire’ is her short film debut.
Filmography
2008 - Chaine Alimentaire
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Chasing Chekhov
Chasing Chekhov
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 12’
Country: USA
Original format: DV
Language: English
Director: Peter Sands
Screenplay: Anna Simone Scott
Cinematography: Marco Fargnoli
Music: Antonio Vivaldi, Mark Allaway
Cast: Neil Dickson, Anna Simone Scott
Production: VisionFire Films, Inc.
The contemporary story of Nicole and George, husband and wife filmmakers who are grappling with
their own problems as they attempt to make the period film ‘Chasing Chekhov’. It is a story about a
woman in love with Chekhov and in trouble with her husband in 1890’s Russia.
Director’s Biofilmography
Peter Sands is a filmmaker from England and now lives in Hollywood working in film and TV.
He wrote and directed ‘Blacktop Afternoon’ which opened the UK’s Channel 4 Shooting Gallery TV
series and directed the multi-award winning short film ‘Coming Into Money’. In 2008 ‘Chasing
Chekhov’ won the Platinum Award for Best
Film at the BAFTA/LA Short Film Festival .
Filmography
2008 - Chasing Chekhov
2006 - Late Night Girls (producer)
2005 - The Red Scarf
1998 - Coming Into Money
1995 - Blacktop Afternoon
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International Short Film Festival
Chimbumbe
Chimbumbe
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 13’
Country: Colombia / Mexico / India
Original format: 35 mm
Language: Palenquera
(mixture of Spanish, Portuguese and Bantu
languages)
Director: Antonio Coello
Screenplay: Antonio Coello
Cinematography: Andrés Pineda
Editing: Antonio Coello
Music: Stevenson Padilla
Cast: Indira Salgado, Moraima Cimarra, Abel Cassiani, Ana Benilda Cáceres, Evaristo Márquez
Production: La Sombra Negra
A mythical love story between a girl and a fish.
Director’s Biofilmography
Antonio Coello is a filmmaker, born in 1977 in Mexico City (Mexico). He studied Screenplay Writing
at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC), Mexico City; Cinematography at the Escola
Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya (ESCAC), Spain; and Actors Direction at
the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión
(EICTV), San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba.
Filmography
2008 - Chimbumbe
2001 - Tramíte, tramíte
2003 - El Rey de Zinacantán
1999 - Te vimos un segundo
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International Short Film Festival
China
China
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 22’
Country: USA
Original format: 16 mm
Language: English
Director: Jacob Hatley
Screenplay: Jacob Hatley
Cinematography: Charlene Wang
Editing: Tarik Soliman
Music: Daryl White
Cast: Danny Vinson, Danny Nelson, Alex Velazquez
Production: Jacob Hatley Productions
An aging country boy sets out to track and capture a senile prize bull.
Director’s Biofilmography
Jacob Hatley is a filmmaker from the USA, born in 1978. Jacob graduated from the USC School of
Cinema-Television and has made several
short films that have played at festivals
internationally. He has directed music videos
for Shawn Mullins and Yonder Mountain
String Band.
Filmography
2009 - Levon Helm Documentary
2008 - China
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International Short Film Festival
Christmas with Dad
Christmas with Dad
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 11’
Country: UK
Original format: HDV
Language: English
Director: Conor McCormack
Cinematography: Becky Bell
Editing: Matt Meech
Music: Theo Waywood
Production: Clarity Productions
22-year-old AJ and his family prepare for the festive season and the arrival of an eighth child.
Director’s Biofilmography
Conor McCormack is an Irish filmmaker, based in Bristol (UK), working in both documentary and
fiction that deal with contemporary social and ethnographic themes. Since he first picked up a
Super-8 camera, he has gone on to write and direct a number of shorts and music videos that have
screened at film festivals around the world, picking up several awards. Conor is currently
developing a drama project, while working
on several community-based documentaries
together with young offenders involved in car
crime and teenagers from the Somali
community.
Filmography
2008 - Christmas with Dad
2000 - Shoplifter
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International Short Film Festival
Ciao Tesoro
Bye Bye Darling
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 11’
Country: Italy
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Italian
Director: Amedeo Procopio
Screenplay: Amedeo Procopio
Cinematography: Alessandro Zonin
Editing: Amedeo Procopio, Duccio Servi,
Gabriele Alfieri
Music: Ganjamama Group ‘Dub’, Greg Garaffa ‘Carillentovecchiostile’and ‘Marchveloce’, Hossam
Ramzy ‘El gamal wel gammal’, Horror & Suspence ‘Entities’, Mario Kirlis ‘Tabla Solo
Cast: Andrea Tibaldi, Marina Remi, Elisabetta Ferrari, Gerardo Maffei, Gaia Scuderi
Production: Amedeo Procopio, Associazione Cinelife
A night-club with some mysterious logos, a belly dancer playing with two golden veils, two
acrobatic barmen..
Director’s Biofilmography
Amedeo Procopio is a filmmaker, born in Catanzaro (Italy) in 1959. He moved to Bologna after his
High School diploma to matriculate at DAMS.
There he attended a course in Filmmaking
and Television. He gathered some experience
in TV as a scriptwriter and cameraman; he
wrote movies reviews and taught Filmmaking and Television Language at ITSOS in Milan.
Filmography
2008 - Ciao Tesoro
2002 - Giancarlo Giannini
2001 - Valentina Cortese
1998 - Occhiali Neri
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Clacson
Clacson
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 6’
Country: Italy
Original format: DV
Language: Italian
Director: Takehito Kuroha
Screenplay: Takehito Kuroha
Cinematography: Carlo Miggiano
Editing: Cecilia Falsone
Music: Original score by Andrea Rainoldi and
Fabio Vitiello
Cast: Francesca Faiella, Cristiano Di Vita
Production: The Family & Artea Film
Each morning, every woman gets up knowing she will have to make her way through the traffic to
the clacson music in order to survive and every man gets up knowing he will have to be very, very
patient in order to survive..
Director’s Biofilmography
Takehito Kuroha is a filmmaker born in 1977 in Tokyo (Japan). He is a director, writer and film editor.
Takehito is currently based in London and
Milan, mainly working as a music video and
commercial director.
Filmography
2008 - Clacson
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Clothes for Her
Saty pre nu
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 18’
Country: Slovakia
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Slovak
Director: Jana Szabóová
Screenplay: Maša Kubišová
Cinematography: Otto Geyer
Music: Slavo Solovic
Cast: Ivan Krivosudský
Production: Jana Szabóová
Created with sand animation, the life of a grandfather is depicted through three key periods of his life:
childhood, youth and old age. During all this time, he was guided by a woman who was willing to
sacrifice herself for him.
Director’s Biofilmography
Jana Szabóová is a filmmaker from Slovakia, born in 1978. She graduated at the Bratislava
University of Music and Dramatic Arts, Film Faculty, in 2004. Currently Jana teaches animated film
at the University.
Filmography
2008 - Clothes for Her
2003 - Steblá trávy
2002 - Do dna
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Coda
Coda
Genre: Experimental
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 9’
Country: Brazil
Original format: DVD
Debut Work
Director: Marcos Camargo
Screenplay: Marcos Camargo
Cinematography: Marcos Camargo
Editing: Analúcia Godói
Music: Eduardo Santanna
Production: Primo Filmes
Three ballerinas are in their homes, alone in their delirium: or could this be their truth in fantasy?
Director’s Biofilmography
Marcos Camargo is a filmmaker from Brazil, born in 1978. He has been a photographer since
1996 and he loves animation. ‘Coda’ is
his debut short film.
Filmography
2008 - Coda
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International Short Film Festival
Con Dos Años De Garantía
Two-year Guarantee
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 17’
Country: Spain
Original format: 35 mm
Language: Spanish
Director: Juan Parra Costa
Screenplay: Juan Parra Costa
Cinematography: Leopoldo J. Soto
Editing: José Manuel Jiménez
Music: José Sánchez-Sanz
Cast: Antonio Espigares, Sonia De La Antonia, Alex Tormo
Production: PCosta Films
Berta, fed up with her husband’s bad treatment, decides to leave him. He substitutes her instantly
but the substitute doesn’t satisfy him at all and he asks his wife to come back.
Director’s Biofilmography
Juan Parra Costa was born in Barcelona (Spain) in 1969. When he was 14 years old, he moved to
Granada where he lived until he was 37, working as a lawyer. In 2006, Juan decided to move to
Madrid, where he started his screenwriting,
filmmaking, editing, theater and production
studies.
Filmography
2009 - Con Dos Años De Garantía
2008 - Psycofooting Therapy
2007 - La Bailarina
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Cowboy
Cowboy
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 35’
Country: Germany
Original format: 16 mm
Language: German
Director: Till Kleinert
Screenplay: Till Kleinert
Cinematography: Martin Hanslmayr
Editing: Karsten Weissenfels
Music: Niklas Kammertöns
Cast: Oliver Scherz, Pit Bukowski
Production: Deutsche Film-und fernsehakademie Berlin / Schattenkante
Real estate agent, Christian, travels the countyside scouting business. In a seemingly deserted village
he gets entangled with a young farmhand who has his own agenda and several things to hide.
Director’s Biofilmography
Till Kleinert was born in 1980 in Berlin (Germany). He was drawing comics until, at the age of 15, a
VHS camera fell into his hands. That’s when his first steps in film began, with a clay animation
space adventure. Till graduated from school in 2000 and then he started an internship at the
Volksbühne Berlin theater. He has written and directed several self-financed and awardwinning short films. Since 2004, Till has
studied Directing at the German Film and
Television Academy in Berlin.
Filmography
2008 - Cowboy
2007 - Hundefutter
2004 - Kohlensäure
2002 - Rückstände
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Crescendo
Crescendo
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 14’
Country: France
Original format: HDTV
Language: French
Debut Work
Director: Pierre Terrade, Didier Woldemard
Screenplay: Aurélie Cuchicancgueras
Cinematography: Guillaume Faure
Editing: Philippe Pereira
Music: ‘La vie qui va avec’ Sefyu, ‘Crescendo’, Ricoelectrosound
Cast: Didier Woldemard, Julie Gauvain
Production: Regard’Ailleurs
Steph, a young mother, lives in precarious conditions with JB, her abusive boyfriend. How will she
get out of this nightmare that is drifting her towards violence?
Director’s Biofilmography
Pierre Terrade and Didier Woldemard are two filmmakers from France. ‘Crescendo’ is
their debut short film.
Filmography
2009 - Crescendo
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Danzak
Danzak
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 20’
Country: Peru/USA
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Spanish, Quechua
Debut Work
Director: Gabriela Yepes
Screenplay: Gabriela Yepes
Cinematrography: Naiti Gamez
Editing: Laura Kincaid, Gaby Yepes
Cast: Hellen Sly Sanchez, Frank Aroni, Liliana Trujillo
Production: Kunay Films
Nina is a 10 year old girl whose life changes when her father asks her to fulfill her last wish.
Director’s Biofilmography
Gabriela Yepes is a filmmaker, born in 1975. She is based in Peru and the USA. She works in
documentary and narrative. Her films have played on national television and in various festivals.
Gabriela has also worked as a production
manager, script and post supervisor in
short and feature films in Peru, USA and
Eastern Europe. She holds a B.A. from the
Communications School at the University
of Lima, Peru, and an MFA in Film and Video
Production from the University of Texas at
Austin, USA. ‘Danzak’ is her debut short film.
Filmography
2008 - Danzak
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Death Alive
Death Alive
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 12’
Country: Taiwan / China
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Chinese
Director: Yang Li-chou
Cinematography: Yang Li-chou,Yuki Chu,Wu
Yiao-dong
Editing: Li Nian-xiou
Music: Wen Zi-jie
Production: Backstage Studio Co., Ltd.
His yearning to write to his dead grandma took Director Yang Li-chou to the Arctic where he thought
he’d get closer to Heaven. Despite finding nothing beyond the fringe, Yang retrieves his
passion for life and his film-making. He endured all the hardships there just to stay alive.
Director’s Biofilmography
Yang Li-chou is a filmmaker, born in 1969.
Filmography
2008 - Death Alive, Beyond the Arctic
2007 - Grandma Peach
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Désanimée
Désanimée
Genre: Animantion
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 8’
Country: Belgium
Original format: Betacam
Director: Anne Leclerq
Cinematography: Raùl Fernandez
Editing: Thomas Baudour
Music: Antonin Debemels
Production: Frakas Productions
No longer a young woman, she sits in her dirty and dusty flat. She does nothing: she only thinks.
Director’s Biofilmography
Anne Leclerq is a filmmaker from Belgium, born in 1975. She studied filmmaking at the Institut
des Arts de Diffusions. After working in television as a director, she worked in theater as a
video-art filmmaker, set designer and actress. She is now directing animation and fictional
short films.
Filmography
2008 - Désanimée
2006 - La survivante
2003 - Le besoin pressant d’une occupation
amoureuse quelconque
1998 - La nature morte
1997 - Le legume
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Desaparecer
Desaparecer
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 7’
Country: Argentina
Original format: HDV
Language: Spanish
Director: Javier Cortiellas
Screenplay: Sebastián Calabia, Javier Cortiellas
Cinematography: Jose Soengas
Editing: Emiliano Fiorentino, Javier Cortiellas
Music: Norro Camerlatti
Cast: Claudio Charra, Carolina Marquez, Milton Charra, Tamara Leiva
Production: Hasta 30 minutos
Argentina 1976-1983, last Military Dictatorship: thirty thousand missing persons. What did they
think about in the last instant before dying?
Director’s Biofilmography
Javier Cortiellas was born in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 1977. He has been working in the filmmaking industry as assistant director, editor,
director and producer.
Filmography
2008 - Desaparecer
2002 - Niños en el mar, Heroes del silencio
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Die Klärung eines Sachverhalts
The Clarification of a Situation
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 20’
Country: Germany
Original format: 16 mm
Language: German
Director: Sören Hüper, Christian Prettin
Screenplay: Sören Hüper, Christian Prettin
Cinematography: Markus Kanter
Editing: Nikolai Hartmann
Music: ‘Jürgen and Sybille’ by Marian Lux
Cast: Josef Heynert, Horst-Günter Marx, Julia Brendler, Joachim Kappl
Production: Leitmotiv Film GmbH
East Germany, 1985. During a 24-hour interrogation, an officer of the East German secret police
STASI is trying to force engineer Jürgen Schulz to withdraw his exit permit application to leave the
country.
Director’s Biofilmography
Sören Hüper and Christian Pretti are two filmmakers from Germany. Sören studied Business
Economics and Film Production at Hamburg
University. He is a writer, producer and director.
Christian,
after
medical
studies,
co-founded Honnom Filmproduktion with
Sören, and now works as medicaldramaturgical counsellor for TV series.
Filmography
2008 - Die Klärung eines Sachverhalts
2005 - Bisschen Schwund ist immer
2004 - Anna und der Soldat
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International Short Film Festival
Die Rote Kapelle
The Red Chapel
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 19’
Country: Germany
Original format: HDTV
Language: German
Director: Alexander Boehle, Andy Bittner
Screenplay: Alexander Boehle
Cinematography: Alexander Boehle BVK
Editing: Andy Bittner
Music: Alex Komlew
Cast: Lina Rabea Mohr, Johannes Hauer
Production: Heureka!film / Delirium Entertainment
Germany in the 30’s: in a small town seven miners lose their lives in a devastating mine disaster.
Many years later, everything seems forgotten. Nicole, a young journalist, investigates the disaster
with the help of her good friend Ben. They discover strange contradictions and the tragedy
suddenly appears in an entirely different light.
Director’s Biofilmography
Alexander Boehle and Andy Bittner are two filmmakers from Germany.
Filmography
2009 - Die Rote Kapelle
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Dirty Bitch
Dirty Bitch
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 14’
Country: Singapore
Original format: DVD
Language: Mandarin, English
Director: Sun Koh
Screenplay: Sun Koh
Cinematography: Roszali Samad
Editing: Sun Koh
Music: Original score by Felix Huang
Cast: Serene Chen, Kevin Tan Song Liang, Loretta Chen
Production: Lucky7 Film Company Pte Ltd
Chen Ming Zhen is about to start law studies at the University but there’s one problem: she is very
pregnant. Determined to be a success in life, she goes on a violent spree to silence anyone who
threatens to reveal her secrets, only to realize that everyone else in power carries secrets like hers.
Director’s Biofilmography
Sun Koh is a filmmaker from Singapore, born in 1977. She didn’t speak a word until age 4 and
now she is making up for lost time. She has
been working extensively in the filmmaking
business and in 2009 Sun was commissioned
by IFF Rotterdam to make a short film under
the program “Meet the Maestro”.
Filmography
2008 - Dirty Bitch, Lucky7
2006 - Bedroom Dancing
2002 - The Secret Heaven
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International Short Film Festival
Dish
Dish
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 15’
Country: USA
Original format: HDV
Language: English
Director: Brian Harris Krinsky
Screenplay: Brian Harris Krinsky
Cinematography: Tom Camarda
Editing: Geraud Brisson
Music: Soundtracks by Dennis Hamlin, La
Marisoul, La Santa Cecilia, Ruido De Fondo El-Haru Kuroi
Cast: Damian Christian-Howard, Caroline Scott, Robert Reina
Production: Brian Harris Krinsky
Emo kids, Israel and Louie, walk around their East Los Angeles neighborhood dishing and ‘sexting’
about their high school classmates. After listening to Louie boast about his sexual escapades, Israel
decides he has some catching up to do.
Director’s Biofilmography
Brian Harris Krinsky is a filmmaker from the USA. In the early 90’s, Brian worked at the foreign news
desks of ABC News and the Associated Press TV in Moscow, Russia. He directs and produces TV
programs for networks such as ABC, Bravo, MTV, BET, PBS and Discovery. Currently, he
resides in Los Angeles writing screenplays and
developing TV programs for both Russian and
American television. He is a graduate of the
MFA Program in Film and TV Production from
the University of Southern California.
Filmography
2009 - Dish
2007 - Flipping Out
2006 - Child Star Confidential TV series
2004 - College Hill TV series
2003 - Fraternity Life: Santa Cruz TV series
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International Short Film Festival
Dolor
Dolor
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 13’
Country: Iceland
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Icelandic
Director: Valdimar Jóhannsson
Screenplay: Hrönn Kristinsdóttir
Cinematography: Tuomo Hutri
Editing: Kristján Loðmfjörð
Music: Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson
Cast: Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, Beate Bille
Production: TCfilms
An unexpected and unexplainable loss, due to an accident, turns the life of a happy family into
a larger-than-life tragedy.
Director’s Biofilmography
Valdimar Jóhannsson is a filmmaker from Iceland, born in 1978. Valdimar has been active in the
Icelandic film industry since 1999.
Filmography
2008 - Dolor
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Dossie Rê Bordosa
Dossie Rê Bordosa
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 15’
Country: Brazil
Original format: DVD
Language: Portuguese
Director: Cesar Cabral
Screenplay: Cesar Cabral, Leandro Maciel
Cinematography: Marcelo Trotta
Editing: Cesar Cabral, Leandro Maciel
Music: Inocentes, Los Pirata, Grinders
Cast: Grace Gianoukas, Laert Sarrumor, Paulo Cesar Peréio.
Production: Coala Filmes
The reasons behind Brazilian cartoonist Angeli’s decision to kill one of his most famous
creations; the underground diva Rê Bordosa..
Director’s Biofilmography
Cesar Cabral is a filmmaker from Brazil, born in 1971. He graduated in Filmmaking and Video from
the Superior School of Communication and
Arts at the University of São Paulo, and since
1997 he has been working in the animation
film industry.
Filmography
2008 - Dossie Rê Bordosa
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International Short Film Festival
East
East
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 23’
Country: Poland
Original format: 35 mm
Language: Polish
Debut Work
Director: Stefan Kubicki
Screenplay: Stefan Kubicki
Cinematography: Yura Dunay
Editing: Stefan Kubicki
Music: ‘Yearning’ by Mono, ‘Perfect Neglect in a Field of Statues’ by Eluvium, original score by
Radoslaw Ochnio
Cast: Karol Bialas, Marcin Brzozowski
Production: Cynium
Years after a virus wipes out most of humanity, two estranged friends travel to the edge of a
desolate, quarantined Europe.
Director’s Biofilmography
Stefan Kubicki is a Polish filmmaker, born in 1983. He studied Cinematography at the Polish
National Film School in Lodz. ‘East’ is his
debut work.
Filmography
2008 - East
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International Short Film Festival
Easy, Easy
Easy, Easy
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 22’
Country: Palestine
Original format: DVCAM
Language: Arabic
Director: Riyad Deis
Screenplay: Riyad Deis
Cinematography: Mario Zugair
Editing: Rebekah Wingert
Music: Kamal Habash
Cast: Ruba Bilal, Saleh Bakri
Production: Janan
At the end of the Palestinian revolt against the British Mandate, a Palestinian farmer and his
family’s traditional and stagnant lives are turned upside down when a Palestinian resistance fighter
decides to hide out at their small farm, challenging their traditional way of life.
Director’s Biofilmography
Riyad Deis is a filmmaker from Palestine, born in 1969. He studied film production at the San
Francisco City College in the United States.
Riyad currently resides in Jerusalem where
he has directed documentaries, TV spots, and
promotional films. He also managed a
mobile film group and screened films in
villages and refugee camps throughout the
West Bank. Riyad is currently writing the
script for his first feature film.
Filmography
2008 - Easy, Easy
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
El ataque de los robots de nebulosa-5
El ataque de los robots de nebulosa-5
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 7’
Country: Spain
Original format: HDV
Language: Spanish
Director: Chema Garcia Ibarra
Screenplay: Chema Garcia Ibarra
Cinematography: Alberto Gutierrez
Editing: Chema García Ibarra
Cast: Jose Manuel Ibarra, Carmina
Esteve, Leonor Díaz, Pedro Díez
Production: Chema García Ibarra
Almost everybody is going to die very soon..
Director’s Biofilmography
Chema Garcia Ibarra was born in 1980 in Elche (Spain). He works as a copywriter for advertising and
has directed various short films.
Filmography
2008 - El ataque de los robots de nebulosa-5,
Flashback al Revés
2007 - Miaau
2004 - El camino de carne
2000 - Aneurisma
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El Empleo
The Employment
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 6’
Country: Argentina
Original format: DVD
Director: Santiago ‘Bou’ Grasso
Screenplay: Patricio Gabriel Plaza
Editing: Santiago ‘Bou’ Grasso
Music: Patricio Gabriel Plaza
Production: Opusbou
A man takes his usual route to work, immersed in a world in which the use of people as objects is
part of everyday life.
Director’s Biofilmography
Santiago ‘Bou’ Grasso was born in 1979 in Buenos Aires (Argentina). He obtained a Designer in
Visual Communication degree in 2003 at the Faculty of Fine Arts, National University of La Plata.
Santiago is an illustrator, animator and comic book artist. With his independent animated short
films he participated in many animation festivals, receiving more than 30 international awards. He
currently lives in San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro, working as a freelance illustrator and making
independent animation.
Filmography
2008 - El Empleo, Padre
2007 - Hola?
2006 - El Pájaro y el Hombre
2005 - La Cara de La Luna
2004 - Nuevas Tecnologías
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El Pasajero
El Pasajero
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 35’
Country: Venezuela
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Spanish
Debut Work
Director: Andrés Faucher
Screenplay: Kevin A. Jackson, A. Faucher
Cinematography: Raquel Fernández Nuñez
Editing: Eduardo Jiménez
Music: Soundtracks by Aldredo Naranjo, Eliel Rivero, Jordan, Thelonious Monk
Cast: Jorge Palacios, Dimas Gonzáles
Production: Producciones Norte del Sur
On New Year’s Eve in Caracas, Venezuela, a desperate cab driver attempts to rob a wealthy passenger,
but when the passenger offers to buy the driver’s gun, it leads to a night neither of them will ever forget.
Director’s Biofilmography
Andrés Faucher was born in Caracas (Venezuela) in 1969 and grew up in Washington, D.C. (USA).
Before joining Moctesuma Esparza in Los Angeles, he produced two documentaries for The Youth
Orchestra of the Americas. Besides his producing credits, Andrés has worked as a cameraman,
director, writer, sound engineer and actor. He holds a B.S. in Political Science from Mt. St. Mary’s
College and an M.F.A degree from the Actors
Studio in New York. Andres is the
Artistic Director and founder of Lobo Theatre
Group in New York, with which he produced
and acted in the highly acclaimed production
of ‘Orphans’, as well as producing the world
premiere of Tennessee William’s first play,
‘Spring Storm’.
Filmography
2009 - Sonero, The Legacy
2008 - El Pasajero
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Embrio
Embrio
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 18’
Country: Slovenia
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Slovenian
Director: Boris Dolenc
Screenplay: Sandra Ržen, Boris Dolenc
Cinematography: Miloš Srdić
Editing: Boris Dolenc
Music: Luka Vehar, Mitja Kavcic - Studio 100
Production: Agrft & Invida TV
Tim meets Dana and they find that they are both interested in the ‘Project Child’. It becomes a
project of life for them.
Director’s Biofilmography
Boris Dolenc is a filmmaker from Ljubljana (Slovenia), born in 1982.
Filmography
2008 - Embrio
2007 - Thumbelina
2004 - Lulaby
2003 - Better Than an Orgasm
2001 - Last Hour
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Endstation Heimat
Endstation Heimat
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 12’
Country: UK
Original format: 16 mm
Language: German
Director: Jan-Christian Hesse
Screenplay: Jamie Hamilton
Cinematography: Luis Posada
Editing: Emilijia Vilkyte
Music: ‘Davon Geht Die Welt Nicht Unter’,
Michael Jary & Bruno Balz, Lili Marleen, Hans Leip and Borbert Schultze
Cast: Gabriele Fritz, Bastian Conradi, Sebastian Boje, Ronja Struck
Production: Exploitation Films
During WWII Germany, the relationship between a young boy, Karl, and his mother becomes
complicated. During the absence of his father, who drives a train, the boy keeps a model railway
running meticulously on time, believing his efforts will hasten his father’s return.
Director’s Biofilmography
Jan-Christian Hesse is a filmmaker from Germany, born in 1981. Jan started his search for the Holy
Grail - that is directorship - in the Cologne Film Haus. He then moved to Paris to spend a
year working on feature film productions for
Ognon Pictures. In 2005 he moved to London
where he worked for the TV commercial
production company ‘Production International’ while completing a BA in Film and TV
Production at the London College of Communication. Jan is also working on his debut
feature ‘Obsession’ and is currently employed
by Tiger Aspect as an AP for a German show.
Filmography
2008 - Endstation Heimat
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Eroico Furore
Eroico Furore
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 15’
Country: Italy
Original format: HDV
Language: Italian
Director: Francesco Afro de Falco
Screenplay: Francesco Afro de Falco,
Giammarco Serao
Cinematography: Mirco Sgarzi
Editing: Francesco Afro de Falco, Alessio
Perisano
Music: Gianfranco Barbera
Production: Libera scena Ensamble
The heroic wrath of a man who fought against the power of the Church until his death:
Giordano Bruno.
Director’s Biofilmography
Francesco Afro de Falco is a filmmaker from Napoli (Italy), born in 1983. He works extensively in the
filmmaking industry as an editor, writer,
director and producer. His works have been
awarded in various film festivals.
Filmography
2008 - Eroico Furore, Quinto
2007 - Juda, Cyclvm
2006 - Antichi mestieri di Napoli
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Esperando Mujeres
Waiting for Women
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 35’
Country: UK / Chile
Original format: HDTV
Language: Spanish
Debut Work
Director: Estephan Wagner
Screenplay: Estephan Wagner
Cinematography: Estephan Wagner
Editing: Lawrence Huck
Music: Roger Goula
Cast: Gregorio Chimeno
Production: WagnerDocs
In the remote Spanish village of ‘Riofrio’, most women have left. The men are left without the
slightest possibility of finding a relationship. Unable to bear the disaster any longer, they come up
with the most incredible idea..
Director’s Biofilmography
Estephan Wagner was born in Viña del Mar (Chile) in 1976. After attending Photography and Art
Theory courses at the Universidad Católica and Theater Director courses at the International
School of Image and Motion in Santiago (Chile) he worked as theater actor and director. From
2002 to 2008 he attended the Film and
Television Editor courses at the Northern
German Broadcast School in Hamburg
(Germany) and the National Film & Televion
School in the UK. There he earned a MA in
Documentary Direction. In 1999 Estephan
moved to Germany to work as film AP
and in Post Production. He has also worked
in France as an editor for ‘ARTE’.
Filmography
2008 - Esperando Mujeres
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Family Therapy
Semeyna terapiya
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 13’
Country: Bulgaria
Original format: 35 mm
Language: English
Director: Petar Valchanov
Screenplay: Kristina Grozeva
Cinematography: Krum Rodrigues
Editing: Petar Valchanov
Music: Hristo Namliev
Cast: Filip Trifonov, Ivanka Bratoeva, Elen Koleva, Leonid Iovchev
Production: NATFA
Travelling in their car, the Radoslavovi family is quarrelling again. Arriving at home, they are
attacked by thieves. The burglars are quite adolescent, doped and aggressive. The little hooligans
teach a cruel life lesson to the old couple.
Director’s Biofilmography
Petar Valchanov is a filmmaker from Bulgaria, born in 1982. He has directed various short films.
Filmography
2008 – Family Therapy
2005 - Captured
2003 - Resurrection
2001 - Shock
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Fatoush
Fatoush
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 9’
Country: France
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Arabic, Hebrew, English
Director: Hisham Abdel Khalek
Screenplay: Olivier Delesse, Hisham
Abdel Khalek
Cinematography: Ramses Marzouk
Editing: Franck Pierrone
Music: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Cascade GmbH
Cast: Hiam Abbass, Salim Kechiouche, Elias Abboud, Nasri Sayeg, Mayriam Guergous, Rebecca
Rieth
Production: So Freakantastik
What if Palestine and Israel formed one country and lived in peace ? As an Arab lady arrives in
this new country, she is faced with a reality that will upset her expectations.
Director’s Biofilmography
Hisham Abdel Khalek was born in Giza (Egypt) in 1980. Hisham is a producer, director and
scriptwriter who lives in Paris. He studied Computer Science and graduated from the Modern
Academy in Maadi (Egypt). At the age of 18, he started his career in the art field and opened the
first Arabic e-magazine named ‘Alam El
Fonoun’. He produced and distributed more
than 20 films, short movies and documentaries. In 2008, he set-up his own production company ‘So Freakantastik’.
Filmography
2009 - Salam Ya Joe
2008 - Fatoush, Destinée
2006 - Ramses the last pharoh of Al
Rahamesa
2004 - Images of war, short documentary
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Feliz Navidad
Merry Christmas
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 11’
Country: Argentina
Original format: HDV
Language: Spanish
Director: Ezequiel Yanco
Screenplay: Marcelo Pitrola, Ezequiel Yanco
Cinematography: Diego Poleri,
Federico Sande
Editing: Andrea Kleinman, Alan Martín Segal
Music: Patricia Casares
Production: Hasta 30 minutos
It is Christmas Eve and everyone is celebrating the arrival of the holidays. Alberto, a 50-year old
man, invites Pedro, a homeless 9-year old child he hardly knows, to have lunch with him in a
downtown restaurant. A strange lunch, filled with questions: who are these people? What does
Alberto want and what is the reason for his invitation?
Director’s Biofilmography
Ezequiel Yanco is a filmmaker from Argentina, born in 1976.
Filmography
2009 - Feliz Navidad
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Flax
Scratch
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 11’
Country: Norway
Original format: HDV
Language: Norwegian
Director: Bård Ivar Engelsås
Screenplay: Kristoffer Hivju
Cinematography: Kristian Karlsen
Editing: Kristian Karlsen, Bård Ivar Engelsås
Music: Sanders Stenfeldt Olsen
Cast: Kristoffer Hivju, Eric Magnusson, Morten Rudå, Erik Hivju
Production: Engelsås Media, Ekkofilm
Two part-time hit men are waiting for their next victim: a guy who owes money to the wrong
associate. While sitting in the car, in a parking lot, the two buddies get into a discussion that
revolves around a scratch ticket. Soon it develops into an argument on debt, winner chances and
the meaning of friendship; but then the victim arrives..
Director’s Biofilmography
Bård Ivar Engelsås is a filmmaker from Norway, born in 1975. He is working as a freelance director
and scriptwriter. He was educated in Trondheim and has worked in television for several years.
Bård is currently making short films as well as
developing new projects and scripts for both
television and films.
Filmography
2008 - Flax, Silkespinner (Silkmoth)
2006 - Moonshining, Borderpatrol
2004 - Elg (Elk)
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Float - Flogging Molly
Float - Flogging Molly
Genre: Videoclip
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 4’
Country: UK
Original format: DVD
Director: Karni and Saul
Screenplay: Karni and Saul
Music: Flogging Molly
Production: Flynn Productions
A stick figure man ventures out into the world to collect all sorts of discarded debris in order to fashion
himself into a boat, hopefully, to sail across a very stormy sea.
Director’s Biofilmography
Karni and Saul are the collaborative talents of art and fashion photographer Karni and 3D director
and animator Saul. Their combined practices
have created a unique live action and animation crossover style where real worlds are
often fantasy-based
and the animated
elements very tangible.
Filmography
2008 - Float - Flogging Molly
2006 - Beneath the Rose, AM
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Fly
Fliegen
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 26’
Country: Germany
Original format: DVD
Language: German
Director: Piotr J.Lewandowski
Screenplay: Finn-Ole Heinrich,
Jan Oberleander
Cinematography: Lars Peterson
Editing: Dan Olteanu, Dirk Schreier
Music: Original score by Patrick Waizmann
Cast: Sandra Hüller, Jacob Matschenz, Peter Moltzen, Oktay Özdemir, Carsten Strauch
Production: Carsten Strauch Filmprodution
Dima, a young petty criminal, is about to be deported from Germany when he meets a young
student, Sarah, who is working on a documentary film about the lack of opportunities available to
young foreigners. She offers him sanctuary in her garret. Becoming aware of the attraction
between them, Dima plays more than a role in Sarah’s documentary ..
Director’s Biofilmography
Piotr J.Lewandowski was born in Warsaw (Poland) in 1975. He studied at universities in Poland,
England and Germany. Since 1999 he
has worked as a short film director.
Filmography
2009 - Fly
2004 - Heavy Pregnant
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François
François
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 13’
Country: Italy
Original format: HDTV
Language: Italian
Debut Work
Director: Dario Gorini, Iacopo Zanon
Screenplay: Dario Gorini
Cinematography: Michele D’Attanasio
Editing: Paolo Vanghetti
Music: ‘François ‘ by Giancarlo Russo
Cast: Luca Lionello, Diane Fleri, Maria Sole Mansutti, Sergio Albelli, Rosa Sironi, Tommaso Ramenghi
Production: Riccardo Neri LupinFilm
In a classy nightclub, three men and three women always choose the same table to look for their
soul mate. The game goes on until a mysterious French-speaking entity arrives..
Director’s Biofilmography
Dario Gorini and Iacopo Zanon are two Italian filmmakers.
Since 1999 Dario has been working as a producer on various TV Series. He has written several
conceptual and basic stories for TV series and films. He also worked as a theater actor in
Italy and France. ‘François’ is his debut
film as a director.
Filmography
2008 - François
Iacopo Zanon was born in Roma and graduated at ‘La Sapienza’ University. He has directed
many short films.
Filmography
2008 - François
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Funkoma
Funkoma
Genre: Experimental
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 20’
Country: Turkey
Original format: HDV
Language: English, Turkish, French
Director: Aysegul Guryuksel
Screenplay: Aysegul Guryuksel
Cinematography: Aysegul Guryuksel
Editing: Aysegul Guryuksel
Music: Manna, Ochre, Mu
Cast: Aysegul Guryuksel, Ece Gozmen, Nilufer Alptekin, Eray Gitgel
Production: Subvoid
Every eternity is a different big bang and this bang is a ‘dimensional downward’ and therefore an
‘imaginary’ starting.
Director’s Biofilmography
Aysegul Guryuksel is a filmmaker, born in Istanbul (Turkey) in 1980. She graduated from
MSU Istanbul State Conservatory of Performing Arts in 2001. In 2006, she created Subvoid with her
first evening length work called ‘Dependent
Independences’. Later on with her strong
interest in editing, she decided to transform
her stage-art work into an experimental
film-art production.
Filmography
2009 - Funkoma
2007 - Nobody’s Pet
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Gaandeweg
Away
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 24’
Country: Netherlands
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Dutch
Debut Work
Director: Margot Schaap
Screenplay: Margot Schaap
Cinematography: Casper Brink
Editing: Wouter van Luijn
Music: Cocorosie, Sunshine
Cast: Gaite Jansen, Saskia Temmink, Bobby Dekker, Lodewijk Dirks, Ella Keyser del Ferro, Kian Lander
Production: Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie
Sophie has finished high school and is now going away to study. Since she will live on her own, she
has to say goodbye to her mother, brothers, sisters and her ancestral home.
Director’s Biofilmography
Margot Schaap was born in Utrecht (The Netherlands) in 1986. In 2004 she finished High School.
During her final year there she made several
short films and worked on a video-installation
project. In 2004 Margot began to study
Directing at the Dutch Film and Television
Academy, where she directed some short
films, mostly fiction. ‘Gaandeweg’ is her
graduation and debut work.
Filmography
2008 - Gaandeweg (Away)
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Galetten
Galetten
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 22’
Country: Sweden
Original format: AVCHD
Language: Swedish
Director: John Hellberg
Screenplay: Bernhard Rasmusson
Cinematography: Johan Helmer
Editing: Peter Wendin
Music: Linus Söderlund
Cast: Bernhard Rasmusson, John Hellberg, Matias Padin Varela
Production: Randolph Scott
Simon has asked his two best friends to take a day off from work because he has something very
important to tell them.
Director’s Biofilmography
John Hellberg is a filmmaker from Sweden, born in 1976. He studied Filmmaking at the Stockholm
Film Academy. He is now Head of Production for the Randolph Scott production company.
Filmography
2008 - Galetten
2007 - Driftstörningar
2004 - Bakomsjukan
2003 - Mwelekeo Mzuri, Göran & Bertil
2000 - Hajk
1999 - Iron Pyrate
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Genghis Khan’s Dreams
Genghis Khan’s Dreams
Genre: Experimental
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 13’
Country: UK / Armenia
Original format: DV
Director: Danny Winkler
Cinematography: Danny Winkler
Editing: Emilia Loseva, Danny Winkler
Music: ZGA - Nick Soudnick, Vetrophonia Nick Soudnick, Alexander Lebedev-Frontov
Production: Danny Winkler Productions
Sculptured as a poetic movement with a desire to catch that dreamy state of breath and to visualize
the rhythm of the substance pulsating between the real and unreal..
Director’s Biofilmography
Danny Winkler is a filmmaker from the UK, born in 1976.
Filmography
2009 - Genghis Khan’s Dreams
2007 - Ebir Nari, Nomads of the Desert Bloom
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International Short Film Festival
Gone Fishing
Gone Fishing
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 13’
Country: UK
Original format: 35 mm
Language: English
Director: Chris Jones
Screenplay: Chris Jones
Cinematography: Vernon Layton
Editing: Eddie Hamilton
Cast: Bill Patterson, Devon Murray, James
Wilson, Lin Blakley, Ruth Gemmell
Production: Living Spirit Pictures
A boy and an old man are coming to terms with bereavement through their shared love for fishing,
and the legend of Goliath, the biggest pike ever caught!
Director’s Biofilmography
Chris Jones is a filmmaker and writer from the UK, born in 1967. He has directed three
feature films. ‘Gone Fishing’ stars Bill Paterson and Devon Murray (‘Harry Potter’ series). Chris
is also the author of the best sellers ‘The
Guerilla Film Makers Handbook’, ‘The Guerilla
Film Makers Hollywood Handbook’ and ‘The
Movie Blueprint’.
Filmography
2009 - Gone Fishing
1998 - Urban Ghost Story
1994 - White Angel
1990 - The Runner
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Green
Green
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 14’
Country: USA
Original format: 35 mm
Language: English
Director: Boris Schaarschmidt
Screenplay: Boris Schaarschmidt
Cinematography: Ali Moghadas
Editing: Julia Franklin
Music: Patrick Kirst
Production: Heavy B Production & Anchored Alliance
Walter, a simple unimposing football field groundskeeper, presides over yards and yards of
perfectly sculpted blades of grass, surrounded by a majestic stadium. It is football practice for the
big game. The grass is destroyed by the careless football players and Walter’s attempts to protect his lush
green grass are futile. One day he takes action to protect what he loves so much!
Director’s Biofilmography
Boris Schaarschmidt was born in Düsseldorf (Germany) in 1972. In December 2007, Boris
graduated from the American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles, earning a MFA in Directing.
Being an annual grantee of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and having received
the Pat Hitchcock O’Connell Scholarship, Boris was one of only a few directors at AFI who was
given the opportunity to direct two thesis
films. Before starting at AFI, he earned his
Bachelor Degree in Film & Television Design in
Germany.
Filmography
2008 - Return to Sender, Elenora, Spent
2007 - Green
2006 - His own, real element, The Challenge
2005 - Muffin?
2004 - Projektionen (Projections)
2003 - Nassrasur (Wet Shave)
2001 - A big game?
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Grosse Pläne
Grosse Pläne
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 4’
Country: Switzerland
Original format: DVD
Director: Irmgard Walthert
Screenplay: Irmgard Walthert
Cinematography: Irmgard Walthert
Editing: Irmgard Walthert
Music: ‘Grosse Pläne’ by Reimar Walthert
Production: HSLU Animation
Despite well-developed plans, it is very hard to build a machine that sells apples, but a great idea
solves the problem.
Director’s Biofilmography
Irmgard Walthert is a filmmaker from Switzerland, born in 1984. She finished her Animation studies
in 2008 with a Bachelor Degree from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Arts and Design.
Filmography
2008 - Grosse Pläne
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Guisado de Galinha
Chicken Stew
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 5’
Country: Portugal
Original format: Betacam
Language: Portuguese
Director: Joana Toste
Screenplay: Joana Toste
Cinematography: Joana Toste
Editing: Joana Toste
Music: Pedro Jóia
Production: Gomtch-Gomtch
What a mess a harmless chicken stew can create between two neighbours!
Director’s Biofilmography
Joana Toste is a Portuguese filmmaker, born in 1970. She earned a degree in Industrial Design, followed
by a post-graduation in the same area at the Glasgow School of Art and Centro Português de
Design. During this period she studied painting at the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes de
Lisboa. In 1992 Joana interrupted her studies to undertake animation studies at Tobistoon. Since
then, she has not stopped working in animation,
cooperating with several studios and
developing her own projects.
Filmography
2008 - Guisado de Galinha
2006 - Serão
2005 - Piu-Toc-Nham, Menu
2004 - A Dama da Lapa
1999 - Cães Marinheiros (Sailor Dogs)
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H2O Corporation
H2O Corporation
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 4’
Country: Italy
Original format: DVCAM
Language: Italian
Director: Iader Giraldi
Screenplay: Roberto Pagliara, Iader Giraldi
Cinematography: Marco Mensa
Editing: Elisa Mereghetti
Music: Giovanni Dalmonte
Cast: Iader Giraldi, Mauro Leuce, Craig Peritz, Xi Le, Andrea Bosi, Andrea Rastelli, Valentina Caggio
Tatonetti, Damiano Folli, Francesco Quarneti, Viola Emaldi, Paolo Ghiselli
Production: Ethnos
In 2020 water is a business; a real investment that only few can afford. Mr Abbagnato is a victim
of the cruel market laws.
Director’s Biofilmography
Iader Giraldi is an Italian filmmaker, born in 1972. Iader is an actor, screenwriter, format and theater
play author. He set up a small audiovisual production company called Zeranta Edutainment and
has directed various short films.
Filmography
2008 - H2O Corporation
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Hace Tiempo Pasò un Forastero
A Stranger Came By Long Ago
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 20’
Country: Spain
Original format: 35 mm
Language: Spanish
Director: Jose Carrasco Romero
Screenplay: Jose Carrasco Romero
Cinematography: Andres Torres
Editing: Francisco Cubas
Music: Emilio Aragòn
Production: Sabela Producciones SL
A stranger came by long ago..
Director’s Biofilmography
Jose Carrasco Romero was born in Madrid (Spain) in 1975. He is a film director and writer, educated
at the Madrid Complutense University, Madrid European University and New York Film Academy. He
has directed ten short-films and he has worked as a DOP in New York. He currently lives in Madrid
where he is slated to write and direct several projects in the next year.
Filmography
2008 - Hace Tiempo Pasò un Forastero, Our
World
2006 - About, The Dilemma, Portrait, Sangre,
Composition
2005 - Captive, The Average, Sadness,
Dreaming Awake
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Happiness
Happiness
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 21’
Country: Cuba
Original format: DV
Language: Spanish, English
Director: Sandra Vigil Fonseca
Screenplay: Sandra Vigil Fonseca
Cinematography: Javier Labrador
Music: Miguelito Valdez y Puro Son, Ahi
na mas, Pensar en Ti, Reflejo, Mala Cabeza,
Pacha, Guaguason, Freeway, Caminao de Lola
Production: Piso 13
The parallel observation of two contemporary cities, Havana and Vancouver, is seen through the
life and lens of two female characters.
Director’s Biofilmography
Sandra Vigil Fonseca is a filmmaker from Cuba, born in 1976. Sandra is a graduate of Film
Production at the Columbia Academy in Vancouver (Canada). She has directed various short
films.
Filmography
2008 - Happiness
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He - Helium
He - Helium
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 8’
Country: Serbia
Original format: DVCAM
Language: Serbo
Director: Giuseppe Schettino
Screenplay: Giuseppe Schettino
Cinematography: Miona Bogovic
Editing: Marjia Matovic, Ivan Tanovic
Music: ‘Asia’ Deaf Center, ‘When I Leave’
Biosphere, ‘The Club’ Biosphere, ‘Milk’ Kukmek, ‘12-18’ Global Communication, ‘Journey To The
Centre Of The First 1.1’ Biosphere Deathprod
Production: Filmart Independent Film Centre
Serbia is isolated and wounded more by people’s forgetfulness than by the still visible wounds of
ten years of craziness.
Director’s Biofilmography
Giuseppe Schettino was born in 1980 in Castellammare di Stabia (Italy). In 2001 he worked for four
months as social operator with orphaned children and drug addicted people in Nicaragua. In 2004
Giuseppe started attending courses on Directing and Projects Development at Zelig, the
Documentary, Television and New Media School in Bolzano. In 2005 he worked on a theatrical and
documentary project with HIV-positive people
in Malawi. In 2009 he began working
as Artistic Director for the ‘Paperinotto Film’
production company.
Filmography
2008 - He-Helium
2006 - Cecità
2005 - Pang’ono Pang’ono, Los Quinchos,
Schule machen
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
He Dies at the End
He Dies at the End
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 5’
Country: Ireland
Original format: HDV
Language: English
Director: Damian Mc Carthy
Screenplay: Damian Mc Carthy
Cinematography: Seamus Hegarty
Editing: Alan Mehigan
Music: Original score by Damian Mc Carthy
Cast: Fintan Collins
Production: Damian Mc Carthy
A man and the shock that awaits him when he responds to some questions suddenly posed by his
computer..
Director’s Biofilmography
Damian Mc Carthy is a filmmaker from Ireland born in 1981. He studied Scriptwriting at St.
Johns College in Cork.
Filmography
2008 - He Dies at the End
99
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Hers at Last
Hers at Last
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 18’
Country: South Korea
Original format: DVCAM
Language: Korean, English, Mongolian
Director: Helen Lee
Screenplay: Helen Lee
Cinematography: Leigh Kangmin
Editing: Um Yoonzu
Music: Jung Chashik
Production: IWFFIS
Two women living as outsiders in Seoul, strangers to each other, have a brief, magical connection
through a 10 year old girl.
Director’s Biofilmography
Helen Lee was born in Seoul (South Korea) in 1965. She immigrated to Toronto (Canada). Helen
attended classes at the University of Toronto,
New York University, Whitney Independent
Study Program and the Canadian Film Centre.
Currently she is living and working as
independent filmmaker in Seoul.
Filmography
2008 - Hers at Last
100
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Hey
Hey
Genre: Videoclip
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 4’
Country: Israel
Original format: DVD
Debut Work
Director: Guy Ben Shetrit
Screenplay: Guy Ben Shetrit
Editing: Guy Ben Shetrit
Music: ‘ Hey’ by Eatliz, Anova Music
Production: Anova Music
The journey of a little girl with a special pet and friend, a huge toad.
Director’s Biofilmography
Guy Ben Shetrit is a filmmaker from Israel, born in 1972 He has worked as an animator for
commercials, TV programs and computer games for the last ten years. In 2008, with the Aiko
studio, he won the MTV international art
break competition. ‘Hey’, a full 3D animation
music video for the song by the Eatliz band,
is his first independent project as a director.
Filmography
2008 - Hey
101
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Homeless
Homeless
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 39’
Country: Israel
Original format: DV
Language: Hebrew
Debut Work
Director: Dotan Naveh
Screenplay: Dotan Naveh
Cinematography: Mahyan Goldstein
Editing: Kati Diakova
Music: Alfred Tesler
Production: The Film & Television School, Sapir College
An initiated and one time encounter between the director and the members of the children’s group
at the kibbutz where he grew up, turns into a personal journey following his childhood.
Director’s Biofilmography
Dotan Naveh was born in 1978 in Lehavot Haviva (Israel). From a young age, he has been attracted
to the production, filming and editing of short movies. At 23, Dotan worked as the producer of an
independent Spanish film, ‘La Herencia, shot in Israel, ’. Dotan has a B.A. in Film and Television Art
from the Sapir Academic College in the
Western Negev, as well as a teaching
certificate in Communications and Film from
the College for Teaching Technology in Tel
Aviv. Upon graduating, Dotan filled a variety
of production positions in the film and
television industry. ‘Homeless’ is his directing
debut short film.
Filmography
2008 - Homeless
102
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
I Live in the Woods
I Live in the Woods
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 4’
Country: USA
Original format: DVD
Language: English
Director: Max Winston
Screenplay: Max Winston
Cinematography: Max Winston
Editing: Max Winston
Music: Chris Votek, Dominic Bisignano
Cast: Dillon Markey, Mark Gagliardi
Production: Hunt Each Other
A Woodsman’s frantic journey driven by happiness, slaughter and a confrontation with America’s
God.
Director’s Biofilmography
Max Winston is a filmmaker from the USA, born in 1964. He is a graduate from the Experimental
Animation program at California School of Arts. He has also worked abroad on
feature films. Max’s film, ‘I live in the
Woods’, was funded by the Princess Grace
Foundation and it won an honorable
mention at Sundance 2009. He has directed
a short film for ’Sesame Street’ and is currently
working in the animation industry in Los
Angeles.
Filmography
2008 - I Live in the Woods
103
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Ida y vuelta
Round Trip
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 11’
Country: USA / Spain
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Spanish, English
Director: David Martín-Porras
Screenplay: David Martín-Porras
Cinematography: Phil Klucsarits
Editing: David Martín-Porras
Music: Isaac Sprintis
Production: UCLA Film School
The Customs Department at an American airport place a mother and her son in a revealing
situation when his luggage is inspected. Forced to deal with their past, they come to a point where
lying to each other is no longer an option.
Director’s Biofilmography
David Martín-Porras was born in Salamanca (Spain) in 1982. From an early age David felt a strong
passion for storytelling. He studied Mass Media Communication at the University of Salamanca and
worked for the local newspaper. From 2003 to 2006 he shot three short films with famous
Spanish actors and worked for Pedro
Almodovar’s Production Company. In June
2006 he entered the Directing Program at
UCLA Film School.
Filmography
2008 - Ida y vuelta (Round Trip), Portrait of a
Couple
2006 - The Breakfast
104
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Ikaros
Ikaros
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 7’
Country: Norway
Original format: DVD
Language: Norwegian
Debut Work
Director: Sakaris Stora
Screenplay: Sakaris Stora
Cinematography: Eivind Larssen
Editing: Sakaris Stora
Music: ‘Hitin í tokuni’ by Rasmus Rasmussen, ‘Fish techno’ by by Kjartan Magnussen, Sakaris Stora
Cast: Martin Klim Kyllingmark, Ole Jørgen Farstad, Håkon Karlssen, Torild Winther, Juha
Suomalainen
Production: Nordland Kunst og Filmfagskole
Olav lives with his father and terminally ill mother in a small town on a desolate island in Northern
Norway. One day, when Olav comes home from work, his father confronts him with a letter.
Olav now faces a dilemma. Should he leave everything he has for his own life and future?
Director’s Biofilmography
Sakaris Stora is a Norwegian filmmaker, born in 1986 and raised in the Faroe Islands. At the age of
21 he moved to Lofoten to study at the
Nordland Kunst og Filmskole. ‘Ikaros’ is his
debut short
film.
Filmography
2009 - Ikaros
105
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Il Cappellino
Il Cappellino
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 15’
Country: Italy
Original format: DVD
Language: Italian
Debut Work
Director: Giuseppe Marco Albano
Screenplay: Giuseppe Marco Albano, Carla
Marcialis
Cinematography: Michele D’Attanasio
Editing: Francesco De Matteis
Music: Danilo Caposeno
Cast: Aurora Di Giorgio, Regina Orioli, Antonio Andrisani, Antonella Genga, Lucio Montanaro
Production: Basiliciak
It is an ordinary sunlit day in a small village in South Italy. Clara, a 9 year old child, is coming back
to school after a long leave.
Director’s Biofilmography
Giuseppe Marco Albano was born in 1985 in Cisternino (Italy). Giuseppe is a final year student in
Artistic, Theater, Film and New Media
Heritage at the University of Parma. He is a
writer, screenwriter and director. In 2008 he
funded, along with friends, ‘Basiliciak’, a
cultural organization whose purpose is to pro
mote the Lucania film industry worldwide. ‘Il Cappellino’ is his debut short film.
Filmography
2009 - Il Cappellino
106
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Il Passaggio
Il Passaggio
Genre: Experimental
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 7’
Country: Italy
Original format: HDV
Language: Italian
Debut Work
Director: Riccardo Cesarini
Screenplay: Marco Biagioni
Cinematography: Giancarlo Lancioni
Music: ‘Il Passaggio’ by Marco Schiavoni
Cast: Massimo Menna, Agnese Giovanardi
Production: Marco Biagioni
A different and poetic way to look at the world as seen through the life of a beggar.
Director’s Biofilmography
Riccardo Cesarini is an Italian filmmaker, born in 1982. ‘Il Passaggio’ is his debut work.
Filmography
2008 - Il Passaggio
107
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Il Re dell’Isola
The King of the Island
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 16’
Country: Italy
Original format: 35 mm
Language: Italian
Director: Raimondo Della Calce
Screenplay: Ivano Baldassarre
Cinematography: Raimondo Della Calce
Editing: Raimondo Della Calce
Music: Corrado Carosio , Pierangelo Fornaro
(Bottega del suono)
Cast: Giancarlo Magalli, Angelo Marini, Maria Piera Mannu, Alex Polidori, Luciano Cardaci
Production: artFive
Gioannin is a 6 year old boy who lives in Genoa, Italy, at the beginning of 1900. He always dreams
of the strong and wonderful father he never knew, who was lost at sea and never returned. He is
going to discover that his dreams are not worth what real life, despite its difficulties and
disappointments, can offer.
Director’s Biofilmography
Raimondo Della Calce was born in 1973 in Salerno (Italy). He studied Engineering at the Genoa
University and Animation at the European
Institute of Design in Milano. He works as an
animator and director in the production of
commercials, TV series and short films.
Raimondo set up the artFive Studio and he
directed
the ‘Ondino’ (‘Ripples’ TV
series, produced by Rai Fiction.
Filmography
2009 - Il re dell’isola
2003 - Heterogenic!
108
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Il Velo
Il Velo
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 7’
Country: Italy
Original format: DVD
Language: Italian
Director: Mario d’Anna
Screenplay: Mario d’Anna
Cinematography: Mario d’Anna
Music: Mario d’Anna
Cast: Silvia Benedini, Stefano Mangoni
Production: Mario d’Anna
A bride recalls, first in her delirium, then in her memories, the moment that caused her deep
sorrow: when her husband died on their wedding day.
Director’s Biofilmography
Mario d’Anna is an Italian filmmaker, born in 1977.
Filmography
2009 - Il Velo
2007 - X9
109
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Into the Woods
Into the Woods
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 6’
Country: UK
Original format: HDV
Language: English, Serbian
Director: Matt Taabu
Screenplay: Matt Taabu
Cinematography: Neil Oseman
Editing: Anton Short
Music: Heather Fenoughty
Cast: Branko Tomovich, John Barber, Penny Capper, Bradley de Cruz
Production: The South Yorkshire Filmmakers Network
Walking through the woods, a British family encounters a stranger who doesn’t speak English.
While their son senses something is wrong, the parents fall victim to their own prejudices,
misreading the stranger’s intentions, and setting upon a course of action that has far-reaching
consequences for them all.
Director’s Biofilmography
Matt Taabu is a filmmaker from the UK, born in 1971. He is an editor and director of several short films.
Matt is very experienced at drama and corporate films. In 2007 he established Angel Ego Films,
Ltd. to make issue-based fiction and
non-fiction films.
Filmography
2008 - Into the Woods, Stoney: Sheffield’s
Secret Weapon
2006 - Borders & Barricades
2005 - Black Blue
2002 - Causing Grief, Tribal Vibe
1999 - The Village
110
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Isosceles
Isosceles
Genre: Experimental
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 10’
Country: New Zealand
Original format: HDTV
Language: English
Director: Anton Steel
Screenplay: David De Lautour
Cinematography: Grant Mackinnon
Editing: Gary Young
Music: Original Score by Brett O’Goreman
Cast: David De Lautour, Mia Blake, Edwin Wright
Production: Cine del Mar
Look at the harsh side of love through the eyes of three people. One has everything they want, one
has lost what they wanted and one has no idea what they want.
Director’s Biofilmography
Anton Steel is a filmmaker from New Zealand, born in 1974. He has 12 years experience as
Assistant Director on feature films.
Filmography
2008 - Isosceles
2007 - Blessed Are They, Ride With the Devil
111
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Izorane
Izorane
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 21’
Country: Morocco
Original format: 35 mm
Director: Alaoui Lamharzi Azlarabe
Screenplay: Mohamed Abarda
Cinematography: Fadel Chouika
Editing: Ghizlane Assif
Music: Hicham Amdress
Production: Saissmedit
In an old country cottage in the mountains, Titrite, half paralysed, suffers silently after a car
accident in which she lost her father.
Director’s Biofilmography
Alaoui Lamharzi Azlarabe is a filmmaker from Morocco, born in 1967. He has directed 26
documentaries on the great artistic
personalities who visited Morocco between
1930 and 1998 and other various short films.
Filmography
2008 - Izorane
2007 - Appointment at Volubilis
2006 - The island of a certain day, Les grains
de cedre
2005 - Bidouza
112
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Jali Joni
Jali Joni
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 22’
Country: Indonesia
Original format: HDV
Language: Indonesian
Debut Work
Director: Isha Hening
Screenplay: Rayya Makarim
Cinematography: Angela A. Rieca
Editing: Orlow Seunke
Music: Isha Hening
Cast: Aji Santosa, Pipien Putri, Gusti Laskar, Jack Babon
Production: Ecco Films Indonesia
A boy who befriends a goat discovers that it will be slaughtered at a Muslim religious ceremony.
Director’s Biofilmography
Isha Hening is an Indonesian filmmaker, born in 1986. ‘Jali Joni’ is her debut short film as a director.
Filmography
2008 - Jali Joni
113
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Jazz
Jazz
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 7’
Country: Greece
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Greek
Director: Alexandros Kakaniaris
Screenplay: Alexandros Kakaniaris
Cinematography: Alexis Iosifidis
Editing: Apostolos Milionis
Music: ‘Knowing noone’ by Kostas Daskaleas,
Effie Moumtzi, Phillip Bouraimis
Cast: Vaggelis Mourikis, Vicky Lekka
Production: Alexandros Kakaniaris
A strange lonely man enters a Jazz club where he meets a woman.
Director’s Biofilmography
Alexandros Kakaniaris is a filmmaker from Greece, born in 1980. He studied Filmmaking and has
directed three short films.
Filmography
2008 - Jazz
2005 - Souvenirs, For Whom the Bell Tolls
114
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Jazzed
Jazzed
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 7’
Country: Belgium / Netherlands
Original format: DVD
Director: Anton Setola
Screenplay: Anton Setola
Editing: Anton Setola
Music: Frederik Segers
Production: Lumière
Jack’s introspective journey to release his most mysterious, profound and imperceptible emotions..
Director’s Biofilmography
Anton Setola is a filmmaker from Belgium, born in 1976. He has studied traditional animation for
several years at the KASK Institute in Ghent. After this, he settled in a professional CGI-environment
and worked on various 3D-projects, ranging from commercials to developing formats for animated
series and character-animation for feature
films. From 2003 to 2005 he worked at the
Netherlands Institute for Animation, where
he made, among other projects, two
experimental films.
Filmography
2008 - Jazzed
2005 - Out of Sight, Mirror, Mirror
2003 - Where the Buffalo Once Roamed
115
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Je viens
I’m Coming
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 15’
Country: France
Original format: 35 mm
Language: French
Director: Teddy Lussi Modeste
Screenplay: Teddy Lussi Modeste,
Olivier Nicklaus
Editing: Albertine Lastera
Cast: Matthieu Cham, Ornella Boulé
Production: Kazak Production
Driss, 19 years old, has his first role in a porno film. Egged on by the filmmaker, Driss assaults
Joana, his partner. After the shoot, Driss decides to follow the young woman through Paris.
Director’s Biofilmography
Teddy Lussi Modeste is a filmmaker from France, born in 1978.
Filmography
2009 - Je viens, Jimmy Rivière
2004 - Embrasser les tigres
116
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Jun Ducat, ¿héroe o terrorista?
Jun Ducat, ¿héroe o terrorista?
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 29’
Country: Spain / Philippines
Original format: DVD
Language: English / Tagalog
Director: Adaia Teruel
Screenplay: Adaia Teurel
Cinematography: Adaia Teurel
Editing: Gilles Thomat
Music: Jens Neumayer, Mike Alemany
Cast: Rissa Ducat, Orlando Yebra, Marcelino Pedroso
Production: Adaia Teruel
Jun Ducat, a 57 year-old Filipino, hijacks a school bus in Manila holding it hostage for more than 10
hours. The hijacking divides Pilipino public opinion as Ducat is considered a terrorist by a lot of people, and a
hero by many others. Who really is Jun Ducat?
Director’s Biofilmography
Adaia Teruel was born in Barcelona (Spain) in 1978. She studied journalism at the Ramon Llull
University in Barcelona. Since then she has
been working on television, writing news
and reports.
Filmography
2008 - Jun Ducat, ¿héroe o terrorista?
2007 - Lo Fil
117
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Kamikaze
Kamikaze
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 15’
Country: Argentina
Original format: HDV
Language: Spanish
Director: Leandro Bartoletti
Screenplay: Leandro Bartoletti
Cinematography: Carlos Malder
Cast: Raúl Teba, Osmar Núñez
Production: Hasta 30 Minutos
An unknown epidemic spreads across a city, causing thousands of deaths. A wall is built to prevent
access to the place. An organization sends a hundred scientists to different areas of the city to
investigate the cause of the tragedy.
Director’s Biofilmography
Leandro Bartoletti is a filmmaker from Argentina, born in 1977.
Filmography
2008 - Kamikaze
118
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Kudan
Kudan
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 9’
Country: Japan
Original format: DVD
Debut Work
Director: Taku Kimura
Screenplay: Taku Kimura
Cinematography: Taku Kimura
Editing: Taku Kimura
Music: Karin Nakano
Cast: Keigo Sena, Rina Koduru
Production: Taku Kimura
A man is accidentally transformed into the Japanese monster Kudan.
Director’s Biofilmography
Taku Kimura is a filmmaker from Tokyo (Japan), born in 1963. He has worked as a 3D computer graphics
artist and a director in Links Corp in Tokyo since he graduated the Nihon University in 1985,
creating 3D computer images and visual
effects for various works, including feature
films, computer game cinema art, TV
programs, commercials and graphic designs.
‘Kudan’ is his debut short film.
Filmography
2008 - Kudan
119
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
La Boule d’Or
La Boule d’Or
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 15’
Country: Switzerland
Original format: HDV
Language: French
Director: Bruno Deville
Screenplay: Bruno Deville
Cinematography: Bastien Genoux
Editing: Bruno Deville
Music: Christian Garcia
Cast: Philippe Saire, Günther Schmidt, Gaetano Paratore, Marc Hueber, André Mercier
Production: Le Flair Production Sàrl
On a tranquil little island, hidden away under a bridge in Lausanne, the bowling club of La Boule
d’Or is home to a team of retired people who, under the direction of a choreographer, join in a very
strange game..
Director’s Biofilmography
Bruno Deville was born in 1976 in Belgium. From 1995-2000 he attended the ECAL (École
Cantonale d ’Art de Lausanne). In 2000 Bruno obtained a degree in Directing. He has directed
over 100 episodes of ‘La minute kiosque’, a TV-series. His short films have won awards at a
number of international festivals. He lives and
works in Switzerland.
Filmography
2008 - Cartographie 9, La Boule d’Or
2006 - Momo
2005 - Le dieu du stade
2003 - Viandes
120
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
La Carrera
The Run
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 15’
Country: Spain
Original format: HVD
Language: Spanish
Director: Alam Raja
Screenplay: Alam Raja
Cinematography: Alberto Borque
Editing: Lynn Poh
Music: Manu Riveiro
Cast: David Tisera, Tito Gomez, Ariel Gauma
Production: Ciudadano frame
A kid from the streets does everything possible to obtain some new sneakers. Running is the only
thing that he has; his only way out of social alienation.
Director’s Biofilmography
Alan Raja is a filmmaker from Barcelona (Spain), born in 1980. Alam studied at ESCAC (Superior
School of Cinema and Audiovisuals of Catalonia) and obtained a Graduate Degree in direction
filmmaking and audiovisuals. After his
studies and together with some course
mates, he set up Bipolar Films, a production
house specializing in the production of music
videos and commercials. He also directed
some musicals, documentaries and two
additional short films. He currently works in
the USA and Canada.
Filmography
2008 - La carrera
121
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
La culpa del otro
The Other’s Fault
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 18’
Country: Spain
Original format: DV
Debut Work
Director: Ivan Ruiz Flores
Screenplay: Ivan Ruiz Flores
Cinematography: Carmelo Barberà
Editing: David Pelegrín
Music: Alejandro D. Montemayor
Cast: Francisco J. Marín, Montse Ortiz, Roberto Áron, Rodrigo Suárez
Production: Aniur - Creativos Audiovisual
If you look straight at pain, life forces you to end your childhood.
Director’s Biofilmography
Iván Ruiz Flores is a journalist, scriptwriter and director from Spain, born in 1980. He earned a
Degree in Journalism at the U.C.M. (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). Iván is a member of
ALMA and he is director of the Aniur
Creativos Audiovisuales, where he is
responsible for Script, Direction and
Production
departments.
‘La
culpa del otro’ is his debut short film.
Filmography
2009 - La culpa del otro
122
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
La Glacière Rouge
La Glacière Rouge
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 18’
Country: Canada
Original format: HDTV
Language: French
Debut Work
Director: Michel Tremblay Jr
Screenplay: Michel Tremblay Jr
Cinematography: Simon Villeneuve
Editing: Michel Tremblay Jr
Music: Original score by Christian Richer
Cast: David Champagne, Benoît Mauffette, François Aubin, Michel Tremblay Jr
Production: ByPass Films
Charles learns he has lung cancer. Science is there to help him and he takes advantage of it.
Director’s Biofilmography
Michel Tremblay Jr. is a filmmaker from Canada, born in 1978. Michel studied filmmaking at the
University of Montreal from 2001 to 2003. He co-founded ByPass Films with three friends he met
at film school. “La Glacière Rouge” is his first
short film as a director.
Filmography
2009 - La Glacière Rouge
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
La piecita
The Small Apartment
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 15’
Country: Argentina
Original format: DVCAM
Language: Spanish
Director: Carmen Colino
Screenplay: Carmen Colino
Cinematography: Carlos Malder
Editing: Luciana Gozar, Carmen Colino
Music: Dodo
Cast: Guillermo Sosa, Lauren Houtin, Raúl Teba
Production: Hasta 30 Minutos
A man is showing a small apartment for rent and various characters visit it. Each one of them has a
solution to a problem..
Director’s Biofilmography
Carmen Colino is a filmmaker from Argentina, born in 1978.
Filmography
2009 - La piecita
124
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
La preda
The Prey
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 18’
Country: Italy
Original format: 35 mm
Language: Italian
Debut Work
Director: Francesco Apice
Screenplay: Francesco Apice
Cinematography: Agostino Vertucci
Editing: Giuseppe Trepiccione
Music: ‘D-moll Session 1’ by Richard Dorfmeister, Rupert Huber - Tosca, ‘Mamma non c’è’ by
Federico Forleo, ‘Dungtitled’ by Stars of the Lid, ‘Chronicle of Early Failures’, Pt. 1 by
Dead Texan, ‘Dot Eye’ by Sam S Prekop
Cast: Paolo Sassanelli, Cecilia Dazzi
Production: Mood Film Srl
A father meets his children, Giulio, who is 11 and Lorenzo, who is 9, outside their school. They
speed out of town in a shining convertible, going to their house in the mountains, where they want to
spend the week-end without their mother’s knowledge.
Director’s Biofilmography
Francesco Apice was born in Rome (Italy) in 1976. In 2005 he graduated in Screenwriting at the
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in
Rome and in 2006 he graduated in
Contemporary Art History at La Sapienza
University. ‘La preda’ is his debut short film.
Filmography
2009 - La preda
125
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
La route du Nord
The North Road
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 25’
Country: France / Lebanon
Original format: 35 mm
Language: Arabic, French
Debut Work
Director: Carlos Chahine
Screenplay: Carlos Chahine
Cinematography: Jacques Bouquin
Editing: Gladys Joujou
Music: Sonate en Fa mineur L118 Scarlatti by Cynthia Zaven
Cast: Carlos Chahine, Camille Figuereo, Matthieu Marie, Fadi Abi Samra, Abla Khoury
Production: Samuel Chauvin 13 Production
Karim, mid forties, has lived in France since his early teenage years. For the first time in many
years he returns to Lebanon to transfer the remains of his father, who died during the war, from
Beirut to his home village.
Director’s Biofilmography
Carlos Chahine was born in Lebanon in 1959. Carlos migrated to France in 1975 and, after obtaining
a diploma in dentistry, he decided to study
theater at the TNS school of Strasbourg.
Since the 90’s, he has been working
exclusively as an actor, especially in theater, in
France. ‘La route du Nord’ is his first short
film as a director.
Filmography
2008 - La route du Nord
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
La valse du pendu
La valse du pendu
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 2’
Country: France
Original format: DVD
Debut Work
Director: Agnès Patron
Screenplay: Agnès Patron
Music: Pierre Oberkampf
Production: Ensad
Bob died yesterday...
Director’s Biofilmography
Agnès Patron is a French filmmaker, born in 1984. ‘La valse du pendu’ is her first short film.
Filmography
2008 - La valse du pendu
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
L’amertume du chocolat
L’amertume du chocolat
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 13’
Country: France
Original format: Betacam
Language: French
Director: Lucile Chaufour
Screenplay: Lucile Chaufour
Cinematography: Anne Mustelier
Editing: Lucile Chaufour
Music: Lucile Chaufour
Cast: Thibault Leturcq, Louise Charpentier, Marie Luhner.
Production: Supersonicglide
A young mother, two children, and the fragments of a day in a Parisian suburb.
Director’s Biofilmography
Lucile Chaufour is a filmmaker from France, born in 1966.
Filmography
2008 - L’amertume du chocolat,
East Punk Memories
2004 - Violent days
1985 - T’34
128
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
La Syndrome de Stockholm
The Stockholm Syndrome
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 13’
Country: France
Original format: 35 mm
Language: French
Debut Work
Director: David Mabille
Screenplay: David Mabille
Cinematography: Benoit Feller
Editing: Jérome Pey, Olivier Aufauvre
Music: ‘Tender Touch’ by Armando Trovaioli , ‘Café D’Tango’ by Andreas Oberg, ‘Via Brazil’ by Luiz
de Aquino, Michael McGregor, ‘Vagabond’ by Christian Toucas, MIchel Herblin, ‘Redonne moi ma
chance’ by Dany Brillant, ‘Riv’ Gauche’
Cast: Laurent Mouton, Elsa Kikoïne, Jean-Pierre Martins, Husky Kihal
Production: La Boite
It is not that easy to win back a girl who dumped you. The first time Anna left him, he managed to
do so, though. It didn’t last for long: she dumped him once again! So he got an idea....
Director’s Biofilmography
David Mabille is a French filmmaker, born in 1971. He entered UCLA in Los Angeles for training in
filmmaking in 2003, and in 2006 he took part in the workshop ‘Writing of Feature Films’ at La Femis
(France). He directed videoclips and
corporate films, and then worked as a
free lance production manager for important
brands. ‘La Syndrome de Stockholm’ is his
first short film as writer and director.
Filmography
2008 - La Syndrome de Stockholm
129
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
L’enveloppe jaune
The Yellow Envelope
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 9’
Country: Belgium
Original format: 35 mm
Language: French
Director: Delphine Hermans
Screenplay: Delphine Hermans
Editing: Delphine Hermans
Music: Garrett List
Production: Camera-etc
Paul was Anna’s ideal man. He deflated..
Director’s Biofilmography
Delphine Hermans is a Belgian filmmaker, born in 1981. Delphine has studied Animation Filmmaking at the Animation Cinema Department of
the National Superior School ‘La Cambre’ in
Bruxelles. Since 2006, she works at Camera-etc
(ex Caméra Enfants Admis), a Belgian animation workshop where children, teenagers and
adults come to make their own animation
shorts with the help of professionals.
Filmography
2008 - L’enveloppe jaune
130
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Lingo Vino
Lingo Vino
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 30’
Country: Luxembourg
Original format: 35 mm
Language: German
Debut Work
Director: Daniel Texter
Screenplay: Daniel Texter, Georg Ludy
Cinematography: Carlo Thiel
Editing: Misch Bervard
Music: Gast Waltzing
Cast: Fernand Fox, Marc Olinger
Production: Iris Productions
Two old wine producers, Leo and Jakob, have been bickering for 40 years over who produces the
best wine until a letter coming from America upsets this ritual.
Director’s Biofilmography
Daniel Texter is a filmmaker from Luxembourg. ‘Lingo Vino’ is his debut short film as a director.
Filmography
2009 - Lingo Vino
131
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Listen to Me!
Listen to Me!
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 4’
Country: Hungary
Original format: DV
Director: Elena Rogova
Screenplay: Elena Rogova
Editing: Elena Rogova
Music: Peter Erdelyi
Production: Amix Film Studio Ltd.
One fidgety dog desperately wants to be heard by people and finally gets the chance..
Director’s Biofilmography
Elena Rogova is a filmmaker from Russia, born in 1967. Elena graduated from the Faculty of Painting
and Graphics in Moscow State Teacher’s
College.
Beginning
in
1993,
she
studied
animation
at
Pilot
Studio.
Since
2000,
she
has
worked
in
Hungary at Varga Studio and at Studio
Baestarts as director, storyboard and
layout artist. ‘Listen to Me!’ is her first short
film.
Filmography
2008 - Listen to Me!
132
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Los Señalados de Dios
Los Señalados de Dios
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 30’
Country: Uruguay
Original format: DV
Language: Spanish
Debut Work
Director: Juan Manuel Fodde
Screenplay: Juan Manuel Fodde
Cinematography: Daniel Machado
Editing: Juan Manuel Fodde, Lucía Ferreira
Music: Various tracks by Nicolás Davis, ‘La Yarará’ by José Luis Guerra and Braulio López.
Cast: Sergio Gorfain, Sergio Mautone, Micaela Gatti
Production: Rabiar Cine
After being bitten by the deadly Yarara’ snake, a man sails down the river in search of help and is
rescued by the Alvez family, who is torn apart by ‘cursed genetics’ and deep running grudges. He
will witness the tragic unfolding of the family and its rotten progeny’s final act.
Director’s Biofilmography
Juan Manuel Fodde was born in Montevideo (Uruguay) in 1982. Juan Manuel took an early interest
in movies and visual arts and attended several film courses, workshops and seminars. In 2000, he
moved to Canada where he worked on
several productions in different positions
which were the core of his film training. In
2004 he returned to Uruguay where he
began to work professionally as a storyboard
artist. At the same time, he works as a stage
designer and makes video production for
several plays.
Filmography
2008 - Los Señalados de Dios
133
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Lost Paradise
Lost Paradise
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 10’
Country: Israel
Original format: DVD
Language: English
Director: Mihal Brezis, Oded Binnun
Screenplay: Mihal Brezis, Oded Binnun
Cinematography: Oded Binnun
Editing: Mihal Brezis
Music: Ronen Shapira
Cast: Moris Cohen, Rotem Cohen Zisman
Production: Divine Productions
A man and a woman are tenderly making love in a one star hotel room. A moment later when they
are both dressed, the idyllic situation that seemed authentic is now gone.
Director’s Biofilmography
Mihal Brezis and Oded Binnun are two filmmakers from Israel. They graduated from the Sam
Spiegel Film Institute in Jerusalem. From their
film studies period they moved directly on to
award-wining music videos and TV
commercials. Presently, Mihal and Oded are
developing a feature film with the support of
the Israel Film Fund.
Filmography
2008 - Lost Paradise
134
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Lotta
Lotta
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 23’
Country: Italy
Original format: HDV
Language: Italian
Debut Work
Director: Daniele Anzellotti
Screenplay: Daniele Anzellotti
Cinematography: Daniele Anzellotti
Editing: Salvatore Allocca
Music: Two tracks by Vega’s Project , ‘Ogni giorno’ by Jagermasterz
Cast: Danilo De Summa, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Paolo Briguglia, Filippo Nigro, Rocco Papaleo,
G Max, Massimo De Santis
Production: Vega’s Project
In the hard and ruthless world of clandestine combat, where rules do not exist and money
dominates, only the strongest man will win.
Director’s Biofilmography
Daniele Anzellotti is an Italian filmmaker, born in 1980. After a ten-year career as a film grip, he
specialized as operator and director of photography. He has, in fact, worked on the filming of a
number of short films, videoclips,
commercials
and
documentaries.
With Salvatore Allocca and Giuseppe Silipo,
Dainele founded the production and
audio-visual
post-production
company
Vega’s Project, based in Rome. “Lotta” is his
short film debut.
Filmography
2008 - Lotta
135
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Love Child
Love Child
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 6’
Country: Sweden
Original format: HDTV
Language: Swedish
Director: Daniel Wirtberg
Screenplay: Daniel Wirtberg, Tobias Norén
Cinematography: Martin Matiasek
Editing: Daniel Wirtberg, Tobias Norén
Music: Bengt Nilsson
Cast: Tindra Nordgren, Magnus Krepper, Cecilie Nerfont Thorgersen
Production: Daemon Film
A young girl enjoys the perfect life of being the only child, when one day a new family member
arrives.
Director’s Biofilmography
Daniel Wirtberg was born in Karlstad (Sweden) in 1983. He started filmmaking at the age of twelve.
At 18 he was admitted to the Czech Film Academy FAMU’s international program. Since his
graduation in 2003 he has been freelancing
as a writer, director and producer and has
been teaching filmmaking.
Filmography
2008 - Love Child
2006 – The Intruder
2004 – Julia
136
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Love It Like It Is
Love It Like It Is
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 3’
Country: Germany
Original format: 35 mm
Director: Giulio Ricciarelli
Screenplay: Giulio Ricciarelli
Cinematography: Ian Blumers
Editing: Wolfgang Weigl
Cast: Ottmar Engel
Production: Naked Eye Filmproduction
How to deal with life’s problems is an ancient question. The mystics have an answer: love it like it
is.
Director’s Biofilmography
Giulio Ricciarelli is a filmmaker from Germany, born in 1965.
Filmography
2008 - Love It Like It Is
2005 - Vincent
137
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Lyckoruset
Lyckoruset
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 11’
Country: Sweden
Original format: DVCAM
Language: Swedish
Debut Work
Director: Anders Ahlberg
Screenplay: Anders Ahlberg
Cinematography: Nils-David Carlsson
Editing: Anders Ahlberg, Anna Östh
Music: Peter Bengtsson, Nils Olsson, Hans Carlsson, Unique Tracks
Cast: Henri Kokko, Eva Öhlin, Göran Frost, Patric Ljunggren, Charlotta Magnusson, Marcus Högwall
Production: Katrinebergs Folkhögskola
In a not too distant future, the absurd live televised annual competition ‘Lyckoruset’ is about to start.
The stakes are high and the risks greater. All that matters is to win.
Director’s Biofilmography
Anders Ahlberg is a filmmaker from Sweden, born in 1967. ‘Lyckoruset’ is his debut short film.
Filmography
2008 - Lyckoruset
138
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Ma Bar
Ma Bar
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 12’
Country: UK
Original format: DVCAM
Language: English
Director: Finlay Pretsell, Adrian McDowall
Cinematography: Blair Scott, Filip Sycynski
Editing: Mark Jenkins
Music: Matthew Aldworth
Production: Imagine Pictures
Bench-pressing is not a hobby for 73 year old Bill McFadyen: it’s a way of life. Stranraer’s very
own bench press champion is on a quest to be the best in the world..
Director’s Biofilmography
Finlay Pretsell and Adrian McDowall are two filmmakers from the UK.
Finlay began working for the Scottish Documentary Institute in 2005, where he was
Production Assistant and Production Manager on a number of short films. In 2005, he also worked
with the BBC as a researcher on Maps for Britain and as a Production Assistant for BBC Radio.
Filmography
2008 - Ma Bar / 2007 - Standing Start / 2006 - Butterfly
Adrian directed his first film as part of his honor’s degree at Edinburgh College of Art in
1999. In 2001 he graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a Masters Degree in Visual
Communication and soon afterwards established the screenwriting company Imagine
Pictures with Fox Searchlight award-winning
filmmaker Joern Utkilen. Since then, Adrian
has continued to write and direct numerous
short films. He has a feature film in development and is currently creating a cop series.
Filmography
2008 - Ma Bar
2007 - Myself Only More S
2003 - Wise Guys
139
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Maggoty
Maggoty
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 6’
Country: Switzerland
Original format: DV
Director: Maya Galluzzi, Nino Christen
Screenplay: Maya Galluzzi, Nino Christen
Cinematography: Maya Galluzzi, Nino
Christen
Editing: Tabea Rothfuchs
Music: Nino Christen
Cast: Maya Galluzzi, Nino Christen, Tabea Rothfuchs
Production: HSLU Luzern Design & Kunst
In the mighty jungle, the professor and his clumsy assistant make a marvellous discovery. A
breakthrough in evolution!
Director’s Biofilmography
Maya Galluzzi and Nino Christen are two filmmakers from Switzerland.
Maya Galluzzi was born in 1984 in Italy. She is an Animation student at the University of Arts and
Design in Lucerne.
Filmography
2008 - Maggoty, I didn‘t Save Mine
2007 - Among Blinds
Nino Christen was born in 1984 in Nepal. He
is an Animation student at the University
of Arts and Design in Lucerne.
Filmography
2008 - Maggoty
2007 - Mikro.Kosmos
140
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Magic Show
Magic Show
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 12’
Country: Netherlands
Original format: 35 mm
Debut Work
Director: Milan Hulsing
Screenplay: Ruud den Drijver
Editing: Milan Hulsing
Production: Cineventura
An illusionist and his assistant perform a series of incredible acts and then they reveal to the
audience how their tricks work. However, this explanation is even more astonishing than the tricks,
which only enhances the illusion.
Director’s Biofilmography
Milan Hulsing is a filmmaker from the Netherlands, born in 1973. He graduated in Illustrations at
the Willem de Kooning Academie and has been published as an illustrator in various magazines and
newspapers. He created animations for ‘The
Paul Verhoeven DVD Box’. Milan also did
animations and backgrounds for ‘Topor et moi’
by Sylvia Kristel. ‘Magic Show’ is his debut
work as a short film director.
Filmography
2009 - Magic Show
141
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Mama, L’Chaim
Mama, To Life!
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 5’
Country: USA / Belgium / Germany
Original format: HDV
Language: English, German
Debut Work
Director: Elkan Spiller
Screenplay: Elkan Spiller
Cinematography: Virginie Saint Martin,
Ron Ramirez
Editing: Brendan Kruse
Music: ‘Live Song’ by Chaim Lubelski
Cast: Chaim Lubelski, Nechama Lubelski
Production: Elkan Spiller Film PRoduction
Chaim, 62, has been living with his mother, a concentration camp survivor, for the past three years.
The 95-year-old lady has experienced terrible things that surface again and again in her memories.
‘L’Chaim’ is a Jewish toast meaning: ‘to life!’.
Director’s Biofilmography
Elkan Spiller was born in Cologne (Germany) in 1963. As the son of Holocaust survivors, his interest
in Jewish history was sparked at an early age, and he went on to write his Master thesis on
anti-Semitism in German television at the
University of Arts in Berlin in 1992. Since then
he has worked as a freelance journalist and
documentary filmmaker for Deutsche Welle
and various ARD broadcasters. He lived and
worked many years in New York, Tel Aviv and
San Francisco. He recently moved back to
Germany. ‘Mama, L’Chaim’ is his debut short
film.
Filmography
2008 - Mama, L’Chaim
142
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Marion
Marion
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 22’
Country: France
Original format: 35 mm
Language: French
Director: Hana Geissendorfer
Screenplay: Hana Geissendorfer
Cinematography: Adrew Brooke
Editing: Khaled Salem
Music: Daniel Werner
Cast: Nathalie Nell, Claire Montgermont
Production: Strawberry Vale Productions
Marion would do anything to save her terminally-ill mother but having accepted her fate, all her
mother wants is a dignified death. Marion learns to come to terms with a situation out of her control.
Director’s Biofilmography
Hana Geissendorfer is a filmmaker from France, born in 1984.
Filmography
2008 - Marion
2007 - Play Time
143
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Mary
Mary
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 7’
Country: UK
Original format: HDV
Language: English
Debut Work
Director: Tsubasa Maruno
Screenplay: Tsubasa Maruno
Cinematography: Tsubasa Maruno
Editing: Tsubasa Maruno
Cast: Amy Lennox, Stephanie Farrell
Production: Amy Lennox, Stephanie Farrell
A teenage girl is living in a haunted house.
Director’s Biofilmography
Tsubasa Maruno is a filmmaker from the UK, born in 1980. ‘Mary’ is his directorial debut.
Filmography
2009 - Mary
144
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Mi vida en tus manos
Mi vida en tus manos
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 8’
Country: Portugal / Spain
Original format: 35 mm
Director: Nuno Beato
Screenplay: Nuno Beato
Cinematography: Diogo Caravalho
Editing: Ricardo Cardoso
Music: Joana Brandao
Production: Ib Cinema S.L. Lampadacesa,
Sardinha Em Lata
A very well known Portuguese bullfighter arrives in Spain. El Matador will execute a long awaited
‘faena’. His son, Pedrito, accompanies him on this trip. He dreams of becoming just like his father.
However, just before the bullfight starts, in the backstage hustle and bustle, Pedrito meets the Bull
that his father will fight.
Director’s Biofilmography
Nuno Beato is a filmmaker from Portugal, born in 1977.
Filmography
2009 - Mi vida en tus manos
2004 - Para Lá Das Nuvens
145
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Migración
Migration
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 25’
Country: Colombia
Original format: DVCAM
Language: Spanish, English
Director: Marcela Gómez Montoya
Screenplay: Marcela Gómez Montoya
Cinematography: Oscar Ruiz Navia,
Marcela Gómez Montoya
Editing: Paul Donneys, M. G. Montoya
Music: Original score by Holman Alvarez
Cast: Fernando Gómez Velásquez, Marta Luisa Montoya Borrero, Juliana Gómez Montoya
Production: Contravía Films
A Colombian immigrant family in the USA.
Director’s Biofilmography
Marcela Gómez Montoya is a filmmaker from Colombia, born in 1983. Marcela has degree in Social
Communications from Universidad del Valle.
She is Art Director and partner of the
production company Contravia Films.
Filmography
2008 - Migración
2007 - Hideout
146
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Milk
Milk
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 9’
Country: France
Original format: Betacam
Director: Roger Bastien
Screenplay: Roger Bastien
Cinematography: Baggio Raphael
Music: Picture Shop, Christophe Menassier,
Quentin Le Roux
Cast: Laurent Mabusa Nekembaa, Sacha
Peiffer, Nell Dieu
Production: Clon
Images and color have invaded the life of a man with tired eyes.
Director’s Biofilmography
Roger Bastien is a filmmaker from France, born in 1982. He graduated from Supinfocom.
Filmography
2008 - Milk
2006 - Ego
147
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Milovan Circus
Milovan Circus
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 9’
Country: Belgium
Original format: Betacam
Language: English
Director: Gerlando Infuso
Screenplay: Gerlando Infuso
Editing: Gerlando Infuso
Music: Philippe Tasquin
Production: Atelier de Production de la
Cambre
Iakov, once the star of the Milovan Circus and now a mere mime, puts on his face of illusion while
recalling his glorious past..
Director’s Biofilmography
Gerlando Infuso is a filmmaker from Belgium, born in 1986.
Filmography
2008 - Milovan Circus
2007 - Margot
148
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Miyan-e 2 Khab
Between Two Dreams
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 9’
Country: Iran
Original format: HDTV
Director: Omid Abdollahi
Screenplay: Omid Abdollahi
Editing: Mohammad Shirvani
Production: Omid Abdollahi
A young woman goes to her neighbor in the middle of the night and asks her to help her have an
abortion.
Director’s Biofilmography
Omid Abdollahi was born in Shiraz (Iran) in 1978. After passing a Filmmaking Course at the Iranian
Youth Cinema Society, in 1998 he started making short films. He has been extremely active in the
film industry, and his works have achieved important results in domestic and international festivals.
Omid is a member of the Iranian Short Film
Association and he is studying for his MA in
Film Editing.
Filmography
2008 - Miyan-e 2 Khab
2007 - The Lost Moment
2006 / The Wind Blows
2004 - A Whispering with Earth
2003 - Elegy for the Last Upright Tree
2001 - The Day We Had Persian Lesson
149
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Moltonel
Moltonel
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 2’
Country: Belgium
Original format: Betacam
Debut Work
Director: Nora Juncker
Screenplay: Nora Juncker
Music: Maxime Garcia Moreno
Production: Atelier de Production de la
Cambre
A crazy journey in a colorful world..
Director’s Biofilmography
Nora Juncker is a filmmaker from Belgium, born in 1986. ‘Moltonel’ is her debut short film.
Filmography
2008 - Moltonel
150
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Monarch
Monarch
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 12’
Country: Australia
Original format: 35 mm
Debut Work
Director: Shane Willis
Screenplay: Shane Willis
Cinematography: Simon Morris
Editing: Gabriel Dowrick
Music: Tim Pope, Erik Miehs
Cast: Stephen Leeder, Paul Knott, Stephanie Son
Production: Cornershop Productions
A man trapped in a room with a caged butterfly endures the CIA’s mind control program
‘Monarch’. A young girl and fellow victim may be his only hope for escape.
Director’s Biofilmography
Shane Willis is a filmmaker from Australia, born in 1980. After having graduated from the Film
School at the end of 2007, Shane immediately began work on his first film and he is now working
on his first feature film. ‘Monarch’ is his debut
work.
Filmography
2008 - Monarch
151
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Mother, Mine
Mother, Mine
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 16’
Country: UK
Original format: DVD
Language: English
Director: Susan Everett
Screenplay: Susan Everett
Cinematography: Luke Palmer
Editing: Anton Short
Music: Heather Fenoughty
Cast: Kelly Harrison, Barbara Marten, David Fleeshman
Production: SYFN
Adoptee Alison sends out a video as she tries to track down her natural mother.
Director’s Biofilmography
Susan Everett is a filmmaker from the UK, born in 1965. She is a writer, director and novelist. Susan has
directed 4 short films.
Filmography
2008 - Mother, Mine
2003 - Puss Puss
2002 - Moose
1994 - White Rabbits
152
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
My Dear Grandma
My Dear Grandma
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 5’
Country: Netherlands
Original format: DVD
Language: English, Spanish
Debut Work
Director: Marta Abad Blay
Screenplay: Marta Abad Blay
Music: Bart van de Lisdonk
Production: Netherlands Institute for
Animation Film
In her dreams, Dolores is an ordinary grandmother who enjoys peace and quiet and her family. The
reality, however, is quite different: she feels that she is a slave to her family. One day it all
becomes too much for her and she decides to opt for a better life.
Director’s Biofilmography
Marta Abad Blay is a filmmaker from the Netherlands, born in 1980. She obtained a Fine Arts
Degree at the Faculty of Bellas Artes in Valencia (Spain) and attended various courses
at international animation institutes.
‘My Dear Grandma’ is her debut work.
Filmography
2008 - My Dear Grandma
153
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Nero Apparente
Nero Apparente
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 8’
Country: Italy
Original format: DV
Language: Italian
Debut Work
Director: Giuseppe Pizzo
Screenplay: Giuseppe Pizzo
Cinematography: Flaco Gaete Vega
Editing: Jan Michelini
Music: Rosario Di Bella
Cast: Kassim Yassin, Giovanni Capalbo, Alessandro Giallocosta, Giorgio Santangelo, Leonarda
Imbornone
Production: Bla Bla Production
A girl steps outside a small restaurant to smoke a cigarette and a thief steals her purse. The waiter
and a group of young men passing by start to run after the thief.
Director’s Biofilmography
Giuseppe Pizzo was born in 1963 in Italy. He is a policeman and a writer. He has published
novels such as ‘Scriptorium, caccia a un
serial killer’ , ‘Imago’ and ‘Il tocco di Caino’. As a
screenwriter, he cooperated in writing Matteo
Garrone’s ‘Gomorra’ screenplay. ‘Nero
apparente’ is his debut short film.
2008 - Nero Apparente
154
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Noémie
Noémie
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 11’
Country: Canada
Original format: HDTV
Language: French
Director: Eric Chaussé
Screenplay: Eric Chaussé
Cinematography: Gabriel Gervais Caron
Editing: Michael Roy
Music: Guilaume St-Laurent
Cast: Rose Adam
Production: GypsyX Films
A little girl named Blanche has nothing to do except stare at her music box. She decides to explore
the basement of her grandmother’s house. Through the darkness, she meets a little girl from her
imagination: Noémie.
Director’s Biofilmography
Eric Chaussé is a Canadian filmmaker, born in 1979. From a very young age, he was
fascinated by television and film. One of his first attempts in film directing was for a school project
called ‘The Neighbors’. This was a 55
minute film about a guy tomented by twisted
religious beliefs. As of 2005, he had
created and directed more than 20 shows,
including school ensembles, dance shows
and corporate videos.
Filmography
2008 - Noémie
2007 - Eleven Years Old
2006 - Judith
2001 - Please, don’t hang up!
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Nostalgico Avvenire
Nostalgico Avvenire
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 14’
Country: Italy
Original format: HDTV
Language: Italian
Director: Emanuele Policante, Vieri Brini
Screenplay: Emanuele Policante, Vieri Brini
Cinematography: Damiano Andreotti
Editing: Arturo Fatin Prino Mello,
Oreste Limonelli
Cast: Valentina Ottino, Alessandro Portalupi,
Rodolfo Mongitore, Gianfilippo Caligaris, Piero D’andrea.
Production: Ta ma produzioni - Anarkanoid inc.
A group of rebels aims to control the country’s demographic situation. The only way to solve the
overpopulation is to ship all old people into space. Afterward, other measures will be taken as well..
Director’s Biofilmography
Emanuele Policante and Vieri Brini are two Italian filmmakers.
Vieri Brini was born in 1979 in Gattinara. He has directed events and theater play videos and has
cooperated with the Teatro Stabile in Turin.
Emanuele Policante was born in 1978 in
Biella. He is a director of events and shows
and was co-author of the Biblioetica videos
by Luca Ronconi.
Filmography
2008 - Nostalgico Avvenire
2007 - Mantra d’attesa
2006 - Alla fine è solo una torta al cioccolato
con farcitura
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Ode Ober
Ode Ober
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 9’
Country: Netherlands
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Dutch
Director: Hiba Vink
Screenplay: Hiba Vink
Cinematography: Wouter Westendorp
Editing: Annelies van Woerden
Music: Frank Wienk
Cast: Joop Keesmaat, Roelant Radier, Nelleke Zitman, Hunter Bussemaker, Arjen Lubach
Production: Pal AV - Motion Pictures
The waiter has been serving perfect strangers food and drinks for as long as he can remember. His
murmured maelstrom of acute observations reveals an acquired omniscience regarding his clients’
preferences and character traits. One day something makes him ponder the concept of life beyond
the doors of his restaurant.
Director’s Biofilmography
Hiba Vink was born in 1977 in the Netherlands. She is the grand-daughter of famed Dutch stage
actor Cor Ruys. From 1996-1998 she studied Theatre, Film and Television Sciences at the University
of Utrecht and from 2000-2004 Photographic
Design at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in
The Hague. Hiba has also worked as assistant
director to Karim Traïdia and now she teaches
Film History and Film Theory at the Royal
Academy for Visual Arts in The Hague.
Filmography
2008 - Ode Ober
2005 - Ish
157
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Old Man Peter
Starik Peter
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 26’
Country: Russian Federation
Original format: DVCAM
Language: Russian
Director: Ivan Golovnev
Screenplay: Ivan Golovnev
Cinematography: Ivan Golovnev
Editing: Yuri Yatsencko
Music: ‘Old Man Peter’ by Evgeni Schmidt
Production: Ethnographic Bureau Studio
Peter Sengepov, the last surviving Shaman of the Kazym River, lives completely alone in the deep
forests of the Siberian taiga. The only company he keeps in his humble dwelling are two cats, a
small dog and a young moose, that he found injured in the woods and nursed back to health.
Director’s Biofilmography
Ivan Golovnev was born in 1978 in Omsk, Siberia (Russian Federation). His father is a scholar of
history, ethnography, and anthropology who teaches at universities around the world, including the
United States. Ivan graduated from a music school with a degree in Piano Performance. In 2000,
he graduated from the History Department of the Omsk State University, where he majored in
Ethnography. From 2000 to 2002 he took classes at the School of Sverdlovsk (now Ekaterinburg)
Film Studio. In addition to studying theory, he
worked as an assistant director during the
filming of documentary and feature films.
In 2002, Golovnev entered a Graduate
Program for Screenwriters and Directors in
Moscow. He directed the documentary TV
series ‘The Time of Myths’.
Filmography
2008 - Starik Petr
2006 - Perekrestok
2004 - Malenkaya Katerina
158
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Oleg & Olga
Oleg & Olga
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 12’
Country: Russian Federation
Original format: DVD
Debut Work
Director: Sergei Voevodin
Screenplay: Sergei Voevodin
Cinematography: Vitaliy Patrushev
Editing: Sergei Voevodin
Cast: Vitaliy Patrushev, Evguenia Luchikhina
Production: Olesya Teploukhova
It is an (im)possible love. They live in small Russian town and work at a plant. They even have similar
names and they could be a nice couple.
Director’s Biofilmography
Sergei Voevodin is a filmmaker from the Russian Federation, born in 1971. He is a student
of Higher Courses for Screenwriters and Directors. ‘Oleg & Olga’ is his debut short film.
Filmography
2008 - Oleg & Olga
159
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Ombre
Ombre
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 10’
Country: Switzerland
Original format: 35 mm
Language: English
Director: Alberto Meroni
Screenplay: Alberto Meroni, Sara Beltrame
Cinematography: Michael Bonito
Editing: Alberto Meroni
Cast: Pietro Ghislandi, Gaia Fossani
Production: Imagofilm Lugano
In a not too distant future, the dreams of little Gaia are destroyed by evil men who dwell in the city.
Her grandfather tries to amuse her by teaching her to use her imagination.
Director’s Biofilmography
Alberto Meroni is a filmmaker from Switzerland, born in 1978.
Filmography
2008 - “Ombre” 35mm
2003 - “Stanza 209” Digi Beta
160
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Opptur
Riding High
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 11’
Country: Norway
Original format: Betacam
Language: Norwegian
Director: Ketil Høegh
Screenplay: Endre Lund Eriksen, Ketil Høegh
Cinematography: Pål Bugge Haagenrud
Cast: Torfinn Nag, Iren Reppen, Maria Grazia
Di Meo, Espen Renø Svendsen
Production: Original Film AS
A middle aged man takes the cable car to the top of the mountain above Tromsø. He has no plans
to return. The freshman conductor and two cheerful sisters are also riding along, and the journey
takes several unexpected turns.
Director’s Biofilmography
Ketil Høegh is a filmmaker from Norway, born in 1956.
Filmography
2008 - Opptur, Betydningen
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Order
Order
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 12’
Country: USA
Original format: DV
Language: English
Director: Daniel Cava
Screenplay: Caleb Stewart
Cinematography: Mitch Lusas
Editing: Anthony Cece
Cast: Michael Woods, Ashley Larsen, Justin
Glinn, Monique Coleman
Production: Regent University School of Communication and Arts.
An unorthodox manager intervenes in the lives of his customers.
Director’s Biofilmography
Daniel Cava is a filmmaker from the USA, born in 1981. Daniel is studying for a Master of Fine Arts in
Directing at the Regent University School of
Communication and Arts.
Filmography
2008 - Order
2007 - Penance
162
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Oudoille Oville
Karelian Cowgirls
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 10’
Country: UK
Original format: HDV
Language: Finnish
Debut Work
Director: Minttu Mantynen
Cinematography: Scott Ward
Editing: Minttu Mantynen
Music: Traditional
Production: Pulkka Films, Skyline Productions
At the start of the bitter Winter War the Soviet Red Army invaded Finnish-Karelia, forcing thousands
of civilians deep into Finland. Teenagers Annikki, Inkeri and Hilkka left their families to drive
cattle through deep snow and hostile lands. A lifetime later they look back on their adventures.
Director’s Biofilmography
Minttu Mantynen is a filmmaker from Helsinki (Finland). She has lived in Scotland for 10 years.
Minttu has a background in literature, stills
photography and design and has worked as a
cinematographer for the past seven years in
both drama and documentary productions.
‘Karelian Cowgirls’ is her first documentary
film as a director.
Filmography
2008 - Oudoille Oville
163
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Our Wonderful Nature
Our Wonderful Nature
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 5’
Country: Germany
Original format: DVD
Language: English
Debut Work
Director: Tomer Eshed
Screenplay: Tomer Eshed
Editing: Tomer Eshed
Music: Stefan Maria Schneider
Production: HFF ‘Konrad Wolf’ Potsdam
The mating habits of the water-shrew like never seen before..
Director’s Biofilmography
Tomer Eshed is a filmmaker, born in Israel in 1977. He attended the Arts School in Jerusalem until
1995. Since 2004 has been studying
Animation at the Film & Television Academy
(HFF) ‘Konrad Wolf’ in Germany.
‘Our
Wonderful Nature’ is his first short film.
Filmography
2008 - Our Wonderful Nature
164
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Palíndromo
Palíndromo
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 7’
Country: Spain
Original format: DVD
Language: Galician
Director: Eva Quintas Froufe
Screenplay: Eva Quintas Froufe
Cinematography: Xacobe González
Editing: Jorge Fernández
Music: Piti Sanz
Cast: Mariña Sampedro, Luis Iglesia
Production: Natalia Quintas
Ana is a 10-year-old girl whose world seems to disappear when she misinterprets some of the
words used by adults.
Director’s Biofilmography
Eva Quintas Froufe was born in Maceda (Spain) in 1982. She studied Audiovisual Communications
at the Facultade de Ciencias Sociais e da
Comunicación in Pontevedra.
Filmography
2007 - Palíndromo
2006 - Prize
165
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Panca Popolare Italiana
Panca Popolare Italiana
Genre: Experimental
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 10’
Country: Italy
Original format: DVD
Director: Werther Germondari
Screenplay: Werther Germondari
Cinematography: Werther Germondari
Editing: Werther Germondari
Music: Paolo Pizzi
Production: Werther Germondari
The story of a bench over a six-year period.
Director’s Biofilmography
Werther Germondari was born in Rimini (Italy) in 1963. He graduated in Art and Performance at the
University of Bologna and at Centro
Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome.
He works in the painting, installations,
photography,
film,
video
and
live
performances fields.
Filmography
2008 - Panca Popolare Italiana
2000 - Triedro
1999 - Stesso posto, stessa ora
1996 - Frantumi
1994 - Una strada diritta lunga
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Patience of the Memory
Patience of the Memory
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 7’
Country: Germany / Spain
Original format: HDV
Director: Vuk Jevremovic
Screenplay: Vuk Jevremovic
Cinematography: Vuk Jevremovic
Editing: Vuk Jevremovic
Music: Xabi Erkiziaz
Production: Canvas Productions
A romantic and expressive trip into the history of the city of Dresden.
Director’s Biofilmography
Vuk Jevremovic was born in the former Yugoslavia in 1969. In 1984 he graduated in Architecture at
the Technical University in Belgrade. Afterwards, Vuk moved to Germany and in 2002 he
graduated from the Academy of fine Arts in
Munich.
Filmography
2009 - Patience of the Memory
2002 - Faces
2000 - Tagebuch
1998 - Panther
1996 - The Wind Subsides
1995 - Eon
167
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Paul Rondin est...Paul Rondin
Paul Rondin is...Paul Rondin
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 10’
Country: France
Original format: 35 mm
Language: French
Director: Frédérick Vin
Screenplay: Frédérick Vin
Cinematography: Laurent Tangy
Editing: Frédérick Vin
Music: Tom Poisson
Cast: François Berland
Production: 1/33 Productions
Paul Rondin is looking for love but he suffers from job conditioning.
Director’s Biofilmography
Frédérick Vin is a filmmaker from France, born in 1969. After graduating from the Ecole Supérieure
d’Etudes Cinématographique de Paris (E.S.E.C.), Frederick became Assistant Director on several
feature films before directing his own short films, each one investigating a different genre (film noir,
period film, comedy).
Filmography
2008 - Paul Rondin est... Paul Rondin,
La Consultation
2007 - Affection
2006 - Bourreau
2004 - Le Personnage
1996 - Mieux vaut s’en aller la tete basse que
les pieds devant
168
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Pentru el
For Him
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 9’
Country: Rumania
Original format: 35 mm
Language: Rumanian
Director: Stanca Radu
Screenplay: Elisabeta Manea
Cinematography: Istvan Bordi
Editing: Gabriel Basalici
Music: ‘Feel the Rush’ , by Shaggy, Trix and Flix
Production: National University of Drama and Film I.L. Caragiale Bucharest
Whether lonesome, clumsy, embarrassing or painful, everything is done out of love and for love,
‘for him’.
Director’s Biofilmography
Stanca Radu is a filmmaker from Rumania, born in 1984. She graduated in Directing at the National
University of Drama and Film I.L. Caragiale in Bucharest , in 2007.
Filmography
2008 - Pentru el
2005 - Subjective Angle, Third Encounter,
Heavy Heat, Stefan
2004 - Accident, Please Turn Your Mobile
Phone Off
169
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Pizza
Pizza
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 27’
Country: Italy
Original format: DVD
Language: Italian
Debut Work
Director: Ivan Cazzola
Screenplay: Ivan Cazzola
Cinematography: Alessandro Dominici
Editing: Stefano Perlo
Music: Madaski, Moby, Disco Drive, Gianluca Petrella
Cast: Fabrizio Nicastro, Francesco Carnelutti, Fabio Troiano, Francesco Bolo Rossini, Xena Zupanic
Production: Illegalfilm 77 Ouvert
Elio, a 24 year-old, delivers pizzas in order to make a living. A hectic work night and some out-ofthe-ordinary people will upset his plans.
Director’s Biofilmography
Ivan Cazzola is an Italian filmmaker, born in 1974. ‘Pizza’ is his short film debut work.
Filmography
2008 - Pizza
170
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Porque Hay Cosas Que Nunca Se Olvidan
Because There Are Things You Never Forget
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 13’
Country: Spain
Original format: 35 mm
Language: Italian
Director: Lucas Figueroa
Screenplay: Lucas Figueroa
Cinematography: Javier Palacios
Editing: Lucas Figueroa
Music: Lucas Figueroa
Cast: Fabio Cannavaro, Amadeo Carboni, Nicolo Urbinatti, Giulio Baldari, Emiliana Olmedo
Production: LMF Films
Naples (Italy), 1950. Four friends are playing soccer out on the street when their ball is accidentally
kicked into an evil old lady’s yard. They will never play with their ball again: for that the revenge
will be deadly.
Director’s Biofilmography
Lucas Figueroa was born in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 1978. Before working as a film director he
worked as a screenwriter, post-producer, editor, producer and cameraman. He has filmed in more
than 20 countries. He has directed many commercials for television and movie theatres. He
currently lives in Madrid (Spain). His short films
have been awarded dozens of prizes.
Filmography
2008 - Porque hay cosas que nunca se olvidan,
Boletos por favor
2004 - Con que 24
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Post!
Post!
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 13’
Country: Germany
Original format: 35 mm
Director: Christian Asmussen, Matthias Bruhn
Screenplay: C. Asmussen, M. Bruhn
Music: Alex Flucht, Quasimono
Production: Trickstudio Lutterbeck GmbH
In a village at the end of the world, a postman burns the incoming letters and delivers letters he has
personally written. They are romantic letters, coming from his heart. No wonder the villagers love
him and do not want to let him go!
Director’s Biofilmography
Christian Asmussen and Matthias Bruhn are both filmmakers from Germany. Christian,
also known as Jon Bon Goesel, was born in Elmshorn in 1971. Since 1994, he has been
working as a director, animator and production supervisor for the TrickStudio in Cologne.
In addition to his creative work, since 2004 Christian has been teaching as an independent lecturer
at the International Film School in Cologne.
Filmography
2008 - Post! / 2007 - Don Quijote / 2005 - Mediawacht / 2003 - Staubi, die Hausstaubmilbe
Matthias was born in 1962. From 1986 to 1992,
he studied Graphic Design at the Technical
College in Düsseldorf, and until 1998 he
worked as a freelance animator for the
cartoon studio TrickStudio, where he is now
the co-director. From 2003 to 2004, he taught
animation at the GHK in Lucerne.
Filmography
2008 - Post!
2006 - The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew
It Was None of His Business
2005 - Maria’s Little Donkey-Esacape to Egypt
172
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Pour Maman, à lire si je me réveille pas..
Dear Mom, To Read if I don’t Wake Up…
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 16’
Country: Belgium
Original format: DVD
Language: French
Debut Work
Director: Anton Iffland Stettner
Screenplay: Anton Iffland Stettner
Cinematography: Aurélian Pechmeja
Editing: Chloé Tytgat
Cast: Quentin Dussart, Agathe Cornez, Jerome d’Orjo de Marchevolette
Production: Atelier de Réalisation INSAS
Alex, a twelve year-old boy, learns on arriving at the emergency room that he has to undergo
surgery. He is immediately plunged into a new world which is not easy to get used to: exams, the
lack of privacy, and the separation from his mother.
Director’s Biofilmography
Anton Iffland Stettner was born in New York City in 1982 and raised in the suburbs of Paris. Anton
schooled in the art of directing at INSAS-Brussels (Belgium) and graduated in June 2008 with the
completion of his autobiographical short film
‘Dear Mom, to Read if I don’t Wake Up’, which
is his debut work.
Filmography
2008 - Pour Maman, à lire si je me réveille pas..
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Purple Sunrise
Purple Sunrise
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 15’
Country: Germany
Original format: 16 mm
Language: German
Director: Nina Vukovic
Screenplay: Nina Vukovic
Cinematography: Amrin Dierolf
Music: Tom Morse, At The Drive-In
Production: German Film and Television
Academy Berlin (DFFB)
A boy and a girl approach each other at a party and play the game of which one is risking an open
commitment to the other first. What begins light-hearted has its downside in the inability of the boy
to have an emotional commitment towards the girl after a night spent together.
Director’s Biofilmography
Nina Vukovic is a filmmaker from Germany, born in 1978.
Filmography
2009 - Purple Sunrise
2008 - Miki’s Ballad
2007 - Hannas Schweigen
2005 - Serenade
2004 - Taners Welt
2003 - Rendez-Vous
174
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Quio - Rising Tide
Quio - Rising Tide
Genre: Videoclip
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 6’
Country: Germany
Original format: DVD
Language: English
Director: Christine Lang
Screenplay: Christine Lang, Maria Schöpe
Cinematography: Rasmus Sievers
Editing: Christine Lang
Music: Quio, AGF, Lise, Audiotaxi
Cast: Ina Rotter, Irina Potapenko
Production: L-R-S Filmproduktion
Two female gangs compete in a hip hop battle, whereby altered gender-specific modes of action
are taken as a matter of course.
Director’s Biofilmography
Christine Lang was born in 1972 in Germany and grew up in Bremen. She works as a filmmaker, DJ
and curator in Berlin and Cologne. In 2002 she obtained her M.A. in History of Art and German
Literature from the Humboldt University in
Berlin. In 2006 Christine received her Diploma
at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. She
is currently working on the script for her first
feature length film.
Filmography
2008 - Quio - Rising Tide
175
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Ra, the Mechanic
Ra, the Mechanic
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 26’
Country: Mali
Original format: DVD
Language: English
Director: Mamadou Cisse
Screenplay: Mamadou Cisse
Cinematography: Eric Rivot
Music: Toumani Diabate
Production: Farafina Danbé Productions
In a busy street of Bamako (Mali), an engaged young girl, about 25 years old, mother of a child,
repairs generators. She does ‘a man’s job’ and, along with her male colleagues, Ra works with the
rhythm of seasons. She also supervises young boys from 12 to 15 years of age.
Director’s Biofilmography
Mamadou Cisse is a filmmaker from Mali, born in 1967.
Filmography
2008 - Ra, the Mechanic
2006 - Les Elus
176
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Rastanak
Rastanak
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 12’
Country: Croatia
Original format: 16 mm
Director: Irena Skoric
Screenplay: Irena Skoric
Cinematography: Bojana Burnac
Editing: Borna Buljevic
Music: Pere Istvancic
Cast: Ivan Brkic, Asim Ugljen
Production: Academy Of Dramatic Art Zagreb
A ‘Zastava 101’ car was one of the symbols of socialism in Yugoslavia, a country which was
destroyed by war. Many years later, in the independent Croatia, father and son are going on a trip
in their old ex-Yugoslav car, Zastava 101. Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye to people and things
they loved, and the former country in which they lived.
Director’s Biofilmography
Irena Skoric was born in Zagreb (Croatia) in 1983. She graduated in Film and TV Directing in 2008 at
the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. Irena directed a number of short and feature films, documentaries and experimental films.
Filmography
2008 - Farewell, Rastanak
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¡Recibí flores hoy!
¡Recibí flores hoy!
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 12’
Country: Mexico
Original format: HDV
Language: Spanish
Director: Wilfrid Massamba
Screenplay: Wilfrid Massamba
Cinematography: Luis Adan Castillero
Editing: Wilfrid Massamba
Music: Wilfrid Massamba
Cast: Paola Iquierdo, Juan Carlos Vives, Antonio Lojero
Production: BaSango Productions
Mary is 30 years old, has been married for 2 years and has two children. She tries to keep up
appearances but her husband is a violent man who hits her every day.
Director’s Biofilmography
Wilfrid Massamba is a self-taught globetrotting filmmaker from Mexico, born in 1970. In 2003 he
made his first documentary, ‘Brève rencontre à
Brazza’.
Filmography
2008 - ¡Recibí floress hoy!
2003 - Brève rencontre à Brazza
178
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Reconstructing Mayakovsky
Reconstructing Mayakovsky
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 3’
Country: USA
Original format: DVD
Debut Work
Director: Pelin Kirca
Screenplay: Illya Szilak, Pelin Kirca
Editing: Pelin Kirca
Music: Itir Saran
Cast: Ivan Brkic, Asim Ugljen
Production: Pelin Kirca
An animated interpretation: ‘Reconstructing Mayakovsky’.
Director’s Biofilmography
Pelin Kirca is a filmmaker from the USA, born in 1982. She went to New York to study Design and
has been working in the city as a freelance designer since graduating from the School of Visual
Arts. Kirca also holds a BFA Degree in Graphic
Design from Bilkent University, Ankara. She
divides her time between animations, short
films, books, and self-generated projects. Her
work has been exhibited in number of venues
in New York, Istanbul, and Ankara.
‘Reconstructing Mayakovsky’ is her debut
short film.
Filmography
2008 - Reconstructing Mayakovsky
179
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Ripples
Ripples
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 29’
Country: Nigeria
Original format: DV
Language: English
Director: Tunde Aboderin
Screenplay: Tunde Aboderin
Cinematography: Ayoola Ireyomi
Editing: Tade Olagboye
Music: Obed Ekele
Cast: Paul Walman, Ajuma Anawo, Chioma Vincent
Production: Mobile Cinema Crew
Nelson’s only girlfriend, Cynthia, kills herself when she cannot bear the agony of being
discriminated against as an HIV victim anymore, but Nelson has to hide the source of the infection.
Director’s Biofilmography
Tunde Aboderin is a filmmaker from Nigeria, born in 1979. From 2003 to 2007 he attended the
National Film Institute.
Filmography
2009 - Ripples
2007 - Faceless
180
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International Short Film Festival
Sale Timing
Sale Timing
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 15’
Country: France
Original format: HDV
Language: French
Director: Olivier Barma
Screenplay: Julien Lambroschini
Cinematography: Reynal Capurro
Editing: Aurélien Dupont
Music: Chris Canavaggio, Sean Henry
Cast: Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus, Vinciane Millereau, Stefan Elbaum
Production: Kouba/Job
A depressed cop is about to put an end to his life. A stranger wants to help, for better or for worse..
Director’s Biofilmography
Olivier Barma was born in Paris (France) in 1969. He graduated in 1992 from Hautes Etudes
Commerciales School. Attracted by the filmmaking world, he started his career as an Assistant
Director. Since 2000 he has been active as an
independent film director for TV series,
publicity and short films. He also is a co-writer
and develops other movies projects.
2008 - Sale Timing, Bad Timing
2002 - Le Pied
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Saving Mom and Dad
Saving Mom and Dad
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 14’
Country: India / USA
Original format: 16 mm
Language: English
Director: Kartik Singh
Screenplay: Kartik Singh
Cinematography: Christophe Larue
Editing: Louise de Prémonville
Music: Olivier Tshimanga
Cast: Aditya Bhagirath, Nirupama
Nityanandan, Joachim Staaf
Production: Kartik Singh
A Sikh boy attempts to prevent his parents from going to Hell.
Director’s Biofilmography
Kartik Singh was born in 1973, a hundred miles west of Kansas City (USA) to East Indian parents. He
spent his High School and college years on stage in plays and musicals. In 1996, Kartik moved to
France to study film and received an MFA from
the Sorbonne. He has made eight narrative
shorts, 30 commercials and industrials and is
an active screenwriter. ‘Saving Mom and Dad’ is
based on his childhood. A feature-length
script version is slated for 2009.
Filmography
2008 - Saving Mom and Dad
2004 - The Wreck, Falling Organs
2001 - Good News, Bad News
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Sektou
Sektou
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 17’
Country: Algeria
Original format: 35 mm
Language: Arabic
Director: Khaled Benaissa
Screenplay: Khaled Benaissa
Cinematography: Mohammed Soudani
Editing: Malik Benyounes
Music: Mourad Guechoud
Cast: Hichem Mesbah, Zahir Bouzrar, Kamel Bouakez, Nabil Lassel
Production: Patio Prod.
Every day at dawn, a radio conductor returns home after work, hoping to be able to fall asleep.
While his eyelids try to close, the road is waking up… The screams and noises of the neighborhood
become protagonists of his dream. His sleep is a dream and his awakening will become a nightmare.
Director’s Biofilmography
Khaled Benaissa was born in 1978 in Annaba (Algeria). He spent his childhood in a theater with
his father, who is an actor. While acting in some short films, Khaled discovered his desire to
tell stories, not only through his own body, but also through the directing medium, so he
attended a course on Filmmaking at the
University La Fémise in Paris (France). In 2007,
along with Samir Messaoudi, he set up his
own production company, Patio Pro.
Filmography
2008 - Sektou
2007 - Où? Quand? Comment?
2006 - Peur Virtuelle, Babel
183
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Selezione
Selection
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 13’
Country: Italy
Original format: DVD
Language: Italian
Director: Simone Andrizzi
Screenplay: Matteo Leotta, Daniela Nava
Cinematography: Michele Naldi
Editing: Manuel Donninelli, Simone Andrizzi
Music: Original score by Mario Berlinguer
Cast: Maurizio Desinan, Giovanni Cirfiera, Andre Bonati, Antonio Fesce, Carmen De Gironimo, Sita
Spada, Sara Rapelli, Pedro Sarubbi
Production: Scuola di Cinema Televisione e Nuovi Media di Milano
Michele Vaga loses his job and tries with all his might to find another one. When this situation
becomes obsessive, Michele kills another man. Despite that, he faces the job interview.
Director’s Biofilmography
Simone Andrizzi is an Italian filmmaker, born in 1983.
Filmography
2008 - Selezione
2007 - Killers
184
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
SE-RA-TE
SE-RA-TE
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 8’
Country: Italy
Original format: HDV
Language: Italian
Director: Paolo De Lucia
Screenplay: Lucia Leoni
Cinematography: Francesca Cucchiarelli
Editing: Alice Ranzato
Music: Claudio Cavallaro, Amycanbe
Cast: Matteo Baiardi, Franco Mescolini, Lelia Serra, Aaron Pagliarani, Frei Rossi, Marco Lucchi
Production: Cholla Bros
A surreal moon shines down on people and shadows that move around a well. Led by a strange
orchestra director, a chorus of voices chant toward a window. Who is Teresa? Why is everybody
calling her name out loud?
Director’s Biofilmography
Paolo De Lucia is an Italian filmmaker, born in 1981.
Filmography
2009 - SE-RA-TE
2008 - F.D.P.
2007 - Crack
185
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Sesils
Sesils
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 10’
Country: Latvia
Original format: 35 mm
Language: Latvian
Director: Robert Kulenko
Screenplay: Robert Kulenko
Cinematography: Janis Eglitis
Editing: Oleg Alekseyev
Music: Aleksandr Vaicahovsky
Cast: Aleksandr Vaicahovsky
Production: Vilks Studio
A regular guy with an unusual problem: he is being followed around by a tiny foe, a dung fly that
just won’t leave him alone. It makes his daily encounters with colleagues and other people around
him uncomfortable to such a degree that the tiny buzzing creature becomes a serious nuisance.
Director’s Biofilmography
Robert Kulenko is a filmmaker, born in Riga (Latvia) in 1975. He attended the European Film College
in Denmark. Robert is now studying Directing
and Editing at the Vilks Studjia.
Filmography
2008 - Sesils
2000 - A Perfect Morning, The Good, the Bad
and the Afro, Zappa’s Underwear
186
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Shock
Shock
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 22’
Country: Hungary
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Hungarian
Director: Marcell Gero
Screenplay: Miklós Madl
Cinematography: Attila Csoboth
Editing: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter
Music: László Melis
Cast: Gergely Blahó, Béla Gados, Michael Mehlmann, Piroska Molnár, Gábor Szabó, Eliza Sodró
Production: University of Drama, Film and Television, Budapest
Shock is not a special boy. He goes to school to learn how to behave. Revolt only makes time
longer and complaints are going down the drain but there is a time to learn.
Director’s Biofilmography
Marcell Gero was born in 1978 in Budapest (Hungary). He started his studies at the Academy of
Film and Drama Budapest in 2002. He has worked as the Assistant Director of Kornél Mundruczó.
With two of his former classmates he founded
a production company called Campfilm. He is
preparing his first feature.
Filmography
2008 - Self Portrait, Shock
2006 - Laughter
2005 - The Patent of Mr Lux
2005 - Secret Miracle
187
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Signalis
Signalis
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 5’
Country: Switzerland
Original format: 35 mm
Director: Adrian Flückiger
Screenplay: Adrian Flückiger
Cinematography: Adrian Flückiger
Editing: Marina Rosset
Music: ‘Naughty Hula Eyes’ by Andy Iona
Production: Hochschule Luzern
Erwin the Weasel and its hard everyday life..
Director’s Biofilmography
Adrian Flückiger was born in 1982 in Altdorf (Swtzerland). He is attending the Animation course at
HSLU (Design & Kunst Hochschule in Luzern).
Filmography
2008 - Signalis
188
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Six Unfinished Scores for a Pathetic Character
Six Unfinished Scores for a Pathetic Character
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 7’
Country: Ukraine / France
Original format: DVDCAM
Language: French
Debut Work
Director: Irina Gontchar
Screenplay: Irina Gontchar
Cinematography: Jean Marie Delorme
Production: Irina Prod
Six accounts, that’s all that is left of a woman..
Director’s Biofilmography
Irina Gontchar was born in Kiev (Ukraine) in 1972. She was a student in Architecture and Art History
at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kiev. She moved to France in 1995. Irina is an art gallery owner in the UK
and France. In 2006 and 2007 she attended the
ESEC in Paris. ‘Six Unfinished Scores for a
Pathetic Character’ is her directorial debut
work. She is now working on her first feature
film.
Filmography
2008 - –1+1=1, Six Unfinished Scores for a
Pathetic Character
189
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Skhizein
Skhizein
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 13’
Country: France
Original format: 35 mm
Language: French
Director: Jeremy Clapin
Screenplay: Jeremy Clapin, Stéphane Piera
Cinematography: Jeremy Clapin
Editing: Jeremy Clapin
Music: Original score by Nicolas Martin
Production: Dark Prince
Having been struck by a 150-ton meteorite, Henry has to adapt to living precisely 91 centimeters
from himself..
Director’s Biofilmography
Jeremy Clapin is a filmmaker from France, born in 1974. He is a Paris’ Arts Décoratifs graduate. Jeremy
has worked as a graphic artist and illustrator for
various publishers and as an indie advert
director. In 2004, he directed his first animated
short film.
Filmography
2008 - Skhizein
2004 - A Backbone Tale
190
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Sommersonntag
Summer Sunday
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 10’
Country: Germany
Original format: 35 mm
Language: German
Director: Sigi Kamml, Fred Breinersdorfer
Screenplay: Fred Breinersdorfer, Sigi Kamml
Cinematography: Anton Klima
Editing: Tanja Petry
Music: Gert Wilden
Cast: Axel Prahl, Janos Giuranna, Stephan A.Tölle
Production: Caros Films Breinersdorfer Kamml GbR
An enjoyable afternoon at the railroad station for a signal operator and his son quickly takes a
drastic turn.
Director’s Biofilmography
Sigi Kamml and Fred Breinersdorfer are two filmmakers from Germany. Sigi was born in 1967. After
obtaining his Masters in Communications, he has worked as a producer, director and author for
many TV-Entertainment Shows, Live Shows and Commercial Productions. Since 2007, Kamml has
worked as an independent producer.
Filmography: 2008 - Sommersonntag / 2005 - Blackout Journey / 2004 - Murder by Numbers
Fred was born born in 1946. In 1980 his first
crime novel, ‘Abel’, was published by Rowohlt.
In the meantime, he has written various TV
movies. In 2005, ‘Sophie Scholl - The Last Days’
was his debut film, as a producer. The film
was nominated for the 2006 Academy Award
for Best Foreign Language Film.
Filmography
2008 - Sommersonntag, Andula
2007 - Between Today and Tomorrow
191
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Sores & Sîrîn
Sores & Sîrîn
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 24’
Country: Germany
Original format: 16 mm
Language: German
Director: Katrin Gebbe
Screenplay: Serkal Kus
Cinematography: Moritz Schultheiß
Editing: Ulf Albert
Music: Ergin Music
Cast: Aram Arami, Jasemin Soltau, Ulrike Folkerts, Brader Musiki, Ahmet Algül, Emilie Ermler
Production: Hamburg Media School - Filmwerkstatt
Kurdish siblings, Sores und Sîrîn, are growing up as war refugees with their foster mother in
Hamburg. Years after the war, their grandfather wants to take them back to their home country
with him. Now the two have to decide where their home is.
Director’s Biofilmography
Katrin Gebbe is a German filmmaker, born in 1983. She graduated in Design and Visual
Communication at the Enschede Academy of
Visual Arts in the Netherlands. From 2006 to
2008, Katrin attended the specialization in Film
Direction at the Hamburg Media School.
Filmography
2008 - Sores & Sîrîn, Doves of Peace, Peplow’s
Dream
2007 - Daffodils, Invitation
2006 - How do you want it?, Koi
192
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Spaghetti Western
Spaghetti Western
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 11’
Country: Spain
Original format: 35 mm
Language: Spanish
Director: Sami Natsheh
Screenplay: Gonzalo Bendala, Sami Natsheh
Editing: Sami Natsheh
Music: Felipe Milano
Cast: Paco León
Production: Aralan Films S.L.
A troubadour spaghetto, accompanied by his banjo, tells us the adventures and misfortunes of the
intrepid Spaghetti Kid, the fastest cowboy in the West, and his fierce enemies: the fearsome
Macaroni Indians and evil Jack Noodle.
Director’s Biofilmography
Sami Natsheh was born in Seville (Spain) in 1978. He has obtained his license in Audiovisual
Communication from the Seville University. He has directed some short films and he is also a
Graphic Designer.
Filmography
2009 - The Legend of Sir Owen McKinley
2008 - Spaghetti Western
2006 - UFO Project
2004 - Attack of the Incredible Hands-Melting
Man From Outer Space
193
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
SPEkTR Things That Go Bump in the Night
SPEkTR Things That Go Bump in the Night
Genre: Videoclip
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 3’
Country: Denmark
Original format: DVD
Director: Thomas Pors
Screenplay: Thomas Pors
Editing: Thomas Pors
Music: SPEkTR
Production: Simulakrum
There are things that are known and things that are unknown. In between is exploration.
Director’s Biofilmography
Thomas Pors was born in 1973 in Copenhagen (Denmark). Thomas graduated from the National
Film School of Denmark as Animation Director in 2004. He has done visual effects, animation and
title sequences on various films.
Filmography
2007 - SPEkTR: Things That Go Bump in the
Night
2004 - Cirkus
2002 - Tvilling
2000 - Instanotron 3000
194
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Sperm Saves the World
Sperm Saves the World
Genre: Experimental
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 9’
Country: Thailand
Original format: DV
Director: Amorn Harinnitisuk
Screenplay: Amorn Harinnitisuk
Cinematography: Dusit Kaewjumnong
Editing: Gumparnart Pasaganon
Cast: Thotsaporn Ampasathien, Nontalee
Punjaisee
Production: A Morning Pictures
A family housewife loves the world so much that she tries to save it..
Director’s Biofilmography
Amorn Harinnitisuk is a filmmaker from Thailand, born in 1960. He worked as a copywriter for
two years and then as a creative director.
Filmography
2008 - Sperm Saves the World, Made in
Heaven
195
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Starokar
Starokar
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 12’
Country: Germany
Original format: DVD
Debut Work
Director: Thomas Kaufmann
Screenplay: Thomas Kaufmann
Cinematography: Sebastian Matthias
Editing: Carlos Fleischer, Ronald Scharf
Music: Thomas Galad
Cast: Stella Denis
Production: Thomas Kaufmann
Aleks lives in a dark and murky world that is controlled by mysterious creatures called the ‘grey
men’ who accumulate more and more power and wealth and seem to share one single mind. In a
crowded underground station she is overwhelmed by them. She passes out and awakes in a
wonderland, where she meets an old friend and long forgotten memories begin to creep into her
mind.
Director’s Biofilmography
Thomas Kaufmann was born in 1979 in Schweinfurt (Germany). He studied ‘Media-Design’ at the
University of Applied Sciences in Mainz,
focusing on Animation. He has worked on
several short films. ‘Starokar’ is his directorial
debut.
Filmography
2008 - Starokar
196
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Sunrise
Sunrise
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 15’
Country: Italy
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Italian
Debut Work
Director: Alessandro Tresa
Screenplay: Alessandro Tresa, Luciana Caprara
Cinematography: Riccardo Tonni
Editing: Fabrizio Baglio
Music: Fabrizio Bondi
Cast: Andrea di Vincenzo, Chiara Bartoletti, Federico Moccia, Salvatore Li Causi
Production: Riccardo Gatto for Lotus Production
A father, a son and the cycle of life..
Director’s Biofilmography
Alessandro Tresa is an Italian filmmaker, born in 1974. He started his career as operator with RAI TV.
Since 2005, he has been a TV director.
‘Sunrise’ is his debut short film.
Filmography
2008 - Sunrise
197
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Take the Moon for Me
Take the Moon for Me
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 11’
Country: Italy
Original format: DVD
Director: Omar Maestroni
Screenplay: Omar Maestroni, Aurora Crippa
Cinematography: Dario Simone
Editing: Auroma
Music: Roberto Gardelli
Cast: Kevin Colleoni
Production: Auroma
A country kid finds some strange stones on the road. Not knowing their origin, he thinks they have
fallen to Earth from the Moon. Weeks go by and stones increase.
Director’s Biofilmography
Omar Maestroni is an Italian filmmaker, born in 1989.
Filmography
2009 - Take the Moon for Me
2008 - The Life that I know
198
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Tant que tu respires
Tant que tu respires
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 18’
Country: France
Original format: DV
Language: French
Director: Fara Sene
Screenplay: Nathalia Vallée-Schoenherz
Cinematography: Vincent Vieillard-Baron
Editing: 4lim Productions
Music: Frédéric Petit, 4lim Productions
Cast: Kevyn Diana, Djena Tsimba, Patrick d’Assumçao, René Carvalho-Sire, Samir Trabelsi, Julien
Prévost
Production: 4lim Prodcutions
Every morning Samuel commutes to work by subway and every morning, he exchanges glances
with Ima, who is always seated in the same subway car. For a year he hasn’t had the courage to
speak to her, let alone tell her how he feels about her.
Director’s Biofilmography
Fara Sene is a filmmaker from France, born in 1975.
Filmography
2008 - Tant que tu respires, Blood Reason,
Game Society
2007 - Free Will
2006 - In a Blink of an Eye
199
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Tempter
Tempter
Genre: Videoclip
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 5’
Country: Italy
Original format: DV
Language: English
Debut Work
Director: Gianluca Zenone
Screenplay: Gianluca Zenone
Cinematography: Daniele Ninivaggi
Editing: Gianluca Zenone
Music: Mallory Switch
Cast: Mallory Switch
Production: Echelon_Inc
A videoclip of the song ‘Tempter’ with the Mallory Switch band.
Director’s Biofilmography
Gianluca Zenone is an Italian filmmaker, born in 1982. ‘Tempter’ is his directorial debut.
Filmography
2008 - Tempter, The Dissolved Time
200
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
The 7 Brothers
The 7 Brothers
Genre: Fiction/Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 12’
Country: Netherlands / Belgium
Original format: DVCAM
Director: Kaj Driessen
Screenplay: Paul Driessen
Cinematography: Edwin Donders
Editing: Els Voorspoels
Music: Bo Spaenc
Cast: Michel Dewitte, Frans Sweerts, José van
Holderbeke, Roland de Jonghe, André Bracke, Albert Vermeeren, Frans Neefs
Production: CinéTé Filmproduktie BV
The seven Grimm brothers (mistakenly, we always assumed there were only two) are looking for
inspiration for their fairy-tales, but the new stories they are writing (in live action) end (in animation)
differently from the tales we know.
Director’s Biofilmography
Kaj Driessen was born in Montreal (Canada) in 1970. In the nineties, he graduated from the
Academy of Arts Utrecht (Netherlands). Afterward, he worked as a director in training with actors.
For many films, television series and
commercials, Kaj was first assistant. Since
1997, he has written and directed several
short films and TV episodes.
Filmography
2008 - The 7 Brothers
2007 - Spangas, Lotte
2005 - Goede tijden slechte tijden
2003 - Open Minded
2002 - Bon Bini Beach
2001 - Baas Boppe Baas, Corus By Night
1999 - Laat Me Vrij Om Te Gaan
201
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
The Arrow’s Paradox
The Arrow’s Paradox
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 6’
Country: Spain/Colombia
Original format: DVD
Director: Jorge Caballero Ramos
Screenplay: Jorge Caballero, Miguel León
Cinematography: Carles Francitorra
Editing: Fernando Calvi, Jorge Caballero
Music: The Arrow’s Paradox by Barnier
Geerlingh
Cast: Ricky Artis
Production: Gusanofilms
At 6 a.m. the day in Arrow’s house begins. Get up, take a shower, have breakfast, dress and leave.
Day after day, the same programmed actions. The life is scheduled and it is impossible to escape.
Director’s Biofilmography
Jorge Caballero was born in Bogota (Colombia) in 1979. For many years he has lived and
worked between Colombia and Spain. He studied Electronic Engineering at the Universidad
Javierana, Photography in Bogotá and Film
Direction and Post-production in Barcelona
(Spain). Jorge is a producer, editor and
coordinator of film festivals and is
managing
the
production
company
Gusanofilms.
Filmography
2008 - The Arrow’s Paradox
202
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
The Assassin’s Wife
The Assassin’s Wife
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 15’
Country: USA
Original format: DV
Language: English, Russian
Director: Daniel R. Solomon
Screenplay: Daniel R. Solomon
Cinematography: Kirby Hamilton
Editing: Dale Dickison
Music: Scott Whittier
Cast: Judit Fekete, Nick Shepherd
Production: Somantic Productions
It is the early morning hours before assassin Lee Harvey Oswald shoots John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
A suicide letter found in Oswald’s personal effects after his murder by Jack Ruby reveals that..
Director’s Biofilmography
Daniel R. Solomon is a filmmaker from Columbus, OH (USA), born in 1973. He is an award-winning
writer and director with more than fifteen screenplays, feature documentaries and short films to
his credit. In 2003 he was named one of the top 250 directors in Miramax/HBO’s Project Greenlight.
Throughout 2005, he immersed himself in the hill country of North Carolina and the world of stock
car racing. Daniel is now developing a TV
series pilot entitled ‘Dirt Track Dreams’.
Filmography
2009 - The Assassin’s Wife
2007 - Easter Bunny Super Hero
2006 - Natalija
2002 - Stoplights
203
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
The Bake Shop Ghost
The Bake Shop Ghost
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 17’
Country: USA
Original format: 35 mm
Language: English
Director: Lorette Bayle
Screenplay: Bob Gibbons
Cinematography: Alice Brooks
Editing: Shilpa Sahi
Music: Original score by Russ Howard III
Cast: Kathryn Joosten, Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Production: Bake Shop Productions
A baker’s battle to unlock the secrets of the perfect recipe and a lonely heart.
Director’s Biofilmography
Lorette Bayle is a filmmaker from the USA, born in 1961. She graduated from Brigham Young
University in 1987 with a degree in Communications and went on to complete an MFA in film
and theater directing at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 1999. Lorette is an awardwinning documentary and narrative filmmaker. She has traveled to three continents to produce
and shoot various documentaries. In 2009, she finished ‘The Bake Shop Ghost’ based on the beloved
children’s book, starring Kathryn Joosten
(Emmy winner for ‘West Wing’ and
‘Desperate House wives’) and Marianne
Jean-Baptiste (Academy Award nominee for
‘Secret and Lies’).
Filmography
2009 - The Bake Shop Ghost
2001 - Mariela’s Kitchen
204
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
The Big Happiness
The Big Happiness
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 13’
Country: New Zealand
Original format: 16 mm
Language: English
Debut Work
Director: Michael Humphrey
Screenplay: Michael Humphrey
Cinematography: Ian McCarroll
Music: Peter van de Fluit
Cast: Cutis Vowel, Chelsie Preston-Crayford
Production: Two Kats and a Griffon
When Jackson is mistaken for a famous sculptor he goes along with the lie, but is the object of his
desire everything she seems?
Director’s Biofilmography
Michael Humphrey is a filmmaker from New Zealand, born in 1982. He received a Master of Art
Degree at Auckland University. ‘The Big Happiness’ is his directorial debut.
Filmography
2008 - The Big Happiness
205
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
The Black Dog’s Progress
The Black Dog’s Progress
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 3’
Country: UK
Original format: DVD
Director: Stephen Irwin
Screenplay: Stephen Irwin
Music: Sorenious Bonk
Production: Small Time Inc.
A series of flipbooks tell the sad story of the Black Dog.
Director’s Biofilmography
Stephen Irwin is a filmmaker from the UK, born in 1980. He is a graduate of Central St. Martins College of
Art & Design, with an MA in Communication Design, specializing in Animation. Since 2005 Stephen
has received commissions from the UK Film Council & Film London, BBC New Talent and Animate
Projects.
Filmography
2008 - The Black Dog’s Progress
2005 - Dialog
206
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
The End
The End
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 27’
Country: Spain
Original format: DVD
Language: English
Director: Eduardo Chapero Jackson
Screenplay: Eduardo Chapero Jackson
Cinematography: Juan Carlos Gomez
Editing: Ivan Aledo
Music: Pascal Caigne
Cast: Samuel Roukin, Natalie Press, Ewan Beatie, Charlie Creed Miles, Elieen Walsh, Evie Duncan
Production: Prosopopeya Producciones
A middle-class American family must fight for survival in a nation being torn apart by the lack of
water.
Director’s Biofilmography
Eduardo Chapero Jackson was born in Madrid (Spain) in 1971, of a Spanish father and an American
mother. He studied Fine Arts and Filmmaking in New York. In 1996, Eduardo returned to Spain as a
freelance and started exhibiting his artwork. From 1997 to 2004 he worked at one of Spain’s leading
production companies, Sogecine. In the
meantime, he spent for four years studying
Acting and Directing.
Filmography
2009 - The End
2007 - Alumbramiento
2005 - Contracuerpo
207
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
The Evening
The Evening
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 14’
Country: Russian Federation
Original format: HDTV
Language: Russian
Director: Yuriy Bykov
Screenplay: Yuriy Bykov
Cinematography: Anton Zenkovich
Editing: Yuriy Bykov
Music: Yuriy Bykov
Cast: Ivan Isyanov
Production: Mnogotochiye
An ordinary unhappy person’s evening turns into a terrible tragedy..
Director’s Biofilmography
Yuriy Bykov was born in Novomichurinsk (Russia) in 1981. In 2001 he entered the Moscow University
of Cinematography (VGIK), attending Acting Courses. After completing his studies Yuriy worked in
Moscow theaters. He founded a production
company called Mnogotochiye.
Filmography
2009 - The Captain
2008 - The Evening
2006 - The Line
208
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
The Flower
The Flower
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 2’
Country: Canada
Original format: Betacam
Language: English
Debut Work
Director: Dale Hayward
Screenplay: Phil Dubrovsky
Editing: Dale Hayward
Music: Original score by Dale Hayward,
Phil Dubrovsky
Cast: Dale Hayward, Phil Dubrovsky
Production: La Moustache Productions
It is the flower’s birthday and the presents are not always pleasant.
Director’s Biofilmography
Dale Hayward is a filmmaker from Canada, born in 1980. He attended a school for classical
animation in Toronto. ‘The Flower’ is his
directorial debut.
Filmography
2008 - The Flower
209
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
The Gynecologist
The Gynecologist
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 10’
Country: Spain
Original format: DVD
Language: Galician
Debut Work
Director: Alfonso Camarero
Screenplay: Alfonso Camarero
Cinematography: Pablo Mangiarotti
Editing: Manuel Macou
Music: ‘Entr’acte’ by Erik Satie
Cast: Camila Bossa, Esteban Yáñez
Production: Plofessional Productions
A gynecologist is working in her office at the hospital as she does everyday but the next patient is a
boy!
Director’s Biofilmography
Alfonso Camarero was born in La Coruña (Spain) in 1972. He studied Philosophy at the University of
Santiago de Compostela. Alfonso is a musician, sound designer, director and producer. ‘The
Gynecologist’ is his directorial debut.
Filmography
2008 - The Gynecologist
210
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
The Herd
The Herd
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 4’
Country: Ireland
Original format: DVCAM
Language: English
Director: Ken Wardrop
Screenplay: Ken Wardrop
Cinematography: Ken Wardrop
Editing: Ken Wardrop
Music: Denis Clohessy
Cast: Trevor Wardrop, Ethel Wardrop
Production: Venom
A farmer and his mother discuss the arrival of a strange animal amongst their herd of Limousin
cattle.
Director’s Biofilmography
Ken Wardrop is a filmmaker from Ireland, born in 1973. Ken has gained experience in documentary,
commercials and short film direction. His films have won accolades at festivals throughout the
world including the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. Ken’s latest projects include a collaboration
with the artist Robbie Williams and a series of short films for Channel Four Television in the UK. He
co-founded Venom in 2004.
Filmography
2008 - The Herd
2007 - Contagious, Farewell Packets of Ten,
Scoring
2006 - Bongo Bong
2004 - Ouch!, Useless Dog, Love Is Like a
Butterfly, Undressing My Mother
211
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
The Kolaborator
The Kolaborator
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 14’
Country: Australia / Rumania /USA
Original format: 35 mm
Language: Serbo-Croatian
Debut Work
Director: Chris Bessounian
Screenplay: Chris Bessounian, Tianna
Langham
Cinematography: Shawn Grice
Editing: Mannix Rickenbacher
Music: Syncmasters - Dig Lewis, Salvador Juan Carrasco
Cast: Mark Simich, Jerry Hoffman, Marko Malic, Blas Kisic, Jagoda Spoljaric, Elizabeth Clemmons
Production: Out of Exile Films, LLC.
During the conflict in the Balkans, a young soldier is forced to choose between his own life and the
life of a dear friend.
Director’s Biofilmography
Chris Bessounian was born in Sudan in 1970 to Armenian-Egyptian parents. When the Sudanese
government was overthrown, Chris and his family fled Africa to start a new life in Australia. After
finishing high school, Chris focused on acting and went on to perform in TV and on stage throughout Australia. While acting, Chris became
interested in working behind the camera. Chris
currently lives in Los Angeles and has recently
completed his first feature film, ‘Detached’. ‘
The Kolaborator’ is his directorial short film
debut.
Filmography
2009 - Detached
2008 - The Kolaborator
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
The Land
The Land
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 30’
Country: Belarus
Original format: Betacam
Language: Russian, English
Director: Sergej Katier
Screenplay: Sergej Katier
Cinematography: Yury Tikhanovich
Editing: Alena Kalentchits
Music: Viacheslav Ovchinnikov , Vivaldi,
Chaikovski
Production: Belarusian TV and Radio Co. (BTRC)
The remake of the famous film by Aleksandr Dovzhenko with the same title.
Director’s Biofilmography
Sergej Katier is a filmmaker from Belarus, born in 1954.
Filmography
2008 - The Land
2006 - Christmas
2002 - Not a Dull Garden of Foma Voronetsy
1999 - I Wanted to See Belarus
1987 - Talents and Admirers
213
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
The Last Day
The Last Day
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 14’
Country: Turkey
Original format: DV
Language: Turkish
Director: Semih Menda
Screenplay: Semih Menda
Editing: Semih Menda
Cast: Deniz Güzelmeriç, Aytaç Arman
Production: MSGSÜ Turkish Film & TV Institute
The last day of a suicide bomber..
Director’s Biofilmography
Semih Menda was born in Istanbul (Turkey) in 1984. He attended the Beşiktaş Atatürk Anatolian High
School and the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Univercity Cinema & TV Institute.
Filmography
2008 - The Last Day
2007 - Way to Victory
2006 - Life Goes On
2005 - At the Place Where We Always Meet
214
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
The Long Journey Home
The Long Journey Home
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 7’
Country: Canada
Original format: DVD
Language: English
Director: Billie Mintz
Screenplay: Billie Mintz, Jeffrey Stewart
Timmins
Music: Igor Vrabac, Sparrow Music
Cast: Igor Vrabac
Production: Artists Raising Consciousness Inc. (ARC)
In a village that never knew sickness, a boy is sent into the wilderness to find the cure to his illness.
He returns from his great journey to a village that does not recognize him because of the changes
he has endured.
Director’s Biofilmography
Billie Mintz is a Canadian filmmaker, born in 1973. He is the president of Artists Raising Consciousness Inc. (ARC), a media company formed in
1999 with a mission to identify issues in our
society that were not being addressed to
their full potential.
Filmography
2009 - The Message in the Bottle
2008 - The Long Journey Home
2005 - The Fool
2003 - The Shadow and the Clown
215
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
The Pond
The Pond
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 17’
Country: UK
Original format: 35 mm
Language: English
Director: Sonja Phillips
Screenplay: Sonja Phillips
Cinematography: Mary Farbrother
Editing: Jon Harris
Music: ‘Peter & The Wolf ‘ by Andy Connell
Cast: Theo Hodkin, Rory Bain, Beth Pope, Alan Stacks
Production: andSOME Films
Maisie, Tom and Joe are three children who regularly visit a pond in the village on their way home
from school. For Maisie, the pond is a place to escape her troubled home life and explore her
strengthening allure to the boys. It is the place where she holds all the power over them. What she
doesn’t know is that the pond also holds its own deep dark secret.
Director’s Biofilmography
Sonja Phillips is a filmmaker from UK, born in 1971. She started directing promos in the 90’s and
with her ‘The Knickerman’ work she won the LA Short Film Festival. Sonja is also an award
winning promo-director, having worked with
the likes of Paul Weller, Swing Out Sister and
Blackbox.
Filmography
2008 - The Pond
2004 - The Knickerma
216
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
The Werepig
The Werepig
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 17’
Country: Spain
Original format: 35 mm
Language: Spanish, English
Director: Samuel Orti Marti
Screenplay: Samuel Orti Marti
Cinematography: Samuel Orti Marti
Editing: Samuel Orti Marti
Music: Ramón Giner
Cast: Sam Bill, Carmen Carpintero, Miguel Varela, Rubén Casaña
Production: Ignacio Benedeti Cinema
Two American tourists who want to go to Benidorm accidentally journey toward Galicia. Their lack
of manners and hygiene get them kicked out and, as luck would have it, into deserts of Castilla.
Just when they lose heart, they are taken in by an affectionate elderly couple.
Director’s Biofilmography
Samuel Orti Marti is a filmmaker from Spain, born in 1971. After various short films, Sam is now
preparing his first feature film.
Filmography
2008 - The Werepig
2007 - El ataque delos Kriters asesinos
2005 - Semantica
2004 - Hermetico
2003 - Encarna
217
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
This Little Piggy
The Little Piggy
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 14’
Country: Canada
Original format: 16 mm
Language: English, French
Director: Sarah Quinn, Sébastien Rist
Screenplay: Sarah Quinn, Sébastien Rist
Cinematography: Chady Awad
Editing: Sarah Quinn, Sébastien Rist
Music: Etienne Dupuis-Cloutier
Cast: Jeanne Ostiguy, Oliver Koomsatira, Nicholas B.York
Production: 3 1/2 Productions
A young Anglophone with a cash flow problem arrives at his subletting situation to discover that his
new roommate is a 60-year-old Québecoise woman. Tensions rise as he moves in his belongings
until things take a sudden and surprising turn..
Director’s Biofilmography
Sarah Quinn and Sébastien Rist are filmmakers from Canada.
Sarah was born in Mississauga in 1984 and she is an undergraduate student at Concordia
University. She shot her first video when she was 13 years old and has since written and directed
several short films. She is also an award-winning essayist and a published photographer.
Sébastien was raised in Pointe-Claire. He has
recently graduated with distinction from
Concordia University. His passion for media arts
quickly transcended itself into film and video,
creating numerous independent fictional and
documentary shorts.
Filmography
2008 - This Little Piggy
218
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Three of Us
Three of Us
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 15’
Country: India
Original format: 35 mm
Director: Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni
Screenplay: Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni
Cinematography: Shariqua Badar Khan
Editing: Abhijeet Deshpande
Cast: Yogendra Dattatray Thakar, Usha Dattatray Thakar, Dattatray Krishna Thakar, Shobha
B. Kulkarni, Chinmay Patwardhan
Production: Film And Television Institute of India
An ordinary day in the life of a family that is far from ordinary. The mother cooks, the father
delivers newspapers, and the son reads the newspaper with the aid of a magnifying glass he holds with
his feet.
Director’s Biofilmography
Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni was born in 1976 in India. He graduated from the Film and Television
Institute in Pune, India, and started out as a
director of short features and documentary
films. He drew the attention of the critics
three years ago with his 22-minute film The
Grinding Machine.
Filmography
2009 - The Well
2008 - Three of Us, The Wild Bull
2005 - The Grinding Machine
219
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
To Begin and to End
Alkaa ja päättyä
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 3’
Country: Finland
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Finnish
Director: Ville Kerimaa
Screenplay: Ville Kerimaa
Cinematography: Päivi Kettunen
Editing: Ville Kerimaa
Cast: Kaisa Leppänen, Samuli Vauramo
Production: Filmi-Visio
It is the end of a relationship, the end of a phase in a person’s life and the beginning of a new one.
A woman makes a life-changing decision: to have a baby against the will of the father.
Director’s Biofilmography
Ville Kerimaa is a filmmaker from Helsinki (Finland), born in 1983.
Filmography
2008 - Alkaa ja päättyä (To Begin and to End),
Agape
220
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Tous les enfants
Tous les enfants
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 20’
Country: France
Original format: 35 mm
Language: French
Debut Work
Director: Nicolas Silhol
Screenplay: Nicolas Silhol
Cinematography: Claudine Natkin
Editing: Juliette Kempf
Music: Alexandre Saada
Cast: Lou Buslot, Violaine Fumeau
Production: Kazak Productions
Carole learns that her son, Quentin, suffers from ‘behavioral disorders’ after he takes a psychological
test at school. The way she sees him is progressively contaminated by this worrying diagnosis.
Director’s Biofilmography
Nicolas Silhol is a filmmaker from France, born in 1976. He attended FEMIS Film School. Nicolas is
also a scriptwriter. ‘Tous les enfants’ is his
debut work.
Filmography
2008 - Tous les enfants
221
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Trazos
Sketches
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 14’
Country: Cuba
Original format: 35 mm
Director: Daniel Baldotto
Screenplay: Daniel Baldotto, Luis Briones,
Pablo Arellano
Cinematography: René Martínez
Editing: Fabricio Deza
Music: Juan A Leyva y Magda Galbán
Cast: Alicia Hechavarría, Luis Alberto García
Production: Andre Leao
A beautiful and attractive young girl initiates a game of seduction with her neighbor, a solitary painter
who hides a secret. The strange relationship between the two hit a turning point when the protagonist,
pushed by her curiosity to know the mysterious man, understands that his world is not as alluring as she
had imagined.
Director’s Biofilmography
Daniel Baldotto was born in Tiassale (Ivory Coast) in 1977. He grew up between Italy and Colombia
and graduated in Direction at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión of San Antonio de los
Baños in Cuba.
Filmography
2008 - Trazos (Sketches)
2007 - Night Patrol, The course of Canasí
2006 - Guinea: between Susu and Malinké
2003 - Chiquitanía - The Music Among the
Indios, This Is My Land
222
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Tutto o niente
All or Nothing
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 21’
Country: France
Original format: 16 mm
Language: French
Debut Work
Director: Christophe Fustini
Screenplay: Christophe Fustini
Cinematography: Martin de Chabaneix
Editing: Vanessa Bozza
Music: Marisa Sannia, Jean Sébastien Bach
Cast: Alice Pol, Fabio Zenoni
Production: Rézina Productions
A young female student falls deeply in love with a married man who has a short relationship with a
young female student. Is it the same story?
Director’s Biofilmography
Christophe Fustini is a filmmaker from Marseille, born in 1978. In 1999 he started his film career as a
production assistant. Soon he took interest in other film areas: screenwriter, line producer and
director assistant. He worked in different
fields and for different genres: commercial
advertisement, institutional and corporate
movies, series, short, middle and feature
movies. ‘Tutto o niente’ is his debut short
film.
Filmography
2008 - Tutto o niente
223
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Un 1500 muy familiar
Un 1500 muy familiar
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 3’
Country: Spain / Argentina
Original format: DV
Director: Samuel Domingo
Screenplay: Samuel Domingo
Cinematography: Adrian Bergamin
Editing: Samuel Domingo
Music: Joan Martinez
Cast: Dario Tripiccio
Production: La madre del cordero films
Sometimes one feels that it is not alone when, apparently, it is..
Director’s Biofilmography
Samuel Domingo is a filmmaker, born in 1974. He started his career in 1995 as a photographer and
audio-visual producer. Since then he has worked on a freelance basis. His fictional works have received
many awards in various international film
festivals.
Filmography
2009 - El Papa de Xavi
2008 - Un 1500 muy familiar
2007 - Cross Platz, Coliflor con bechamel
2005 - Menú del día, No hay faso, Sisirc
2003 - El callo en el embudo
2002 - T-36
2000 - Linea 3
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Uncle
Uncle
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 8’
Country: Poland
Original format: DVD
Language: English
Debut Work
Director: Maciej Sznabel
Screenplay: Marcin Jazynski, Maciej Sznabel
Cinematography: Maciej Sznabel , Marcin
Jazynski
Editing: Maciej Sznabel , Marcin Jazynski
Music: Jakub Orlowski
Cast: Aaron Jan Los
Production: Serafinski Studio
A story about change, devotion and what happens when you cross the thin line between friends.
Director’s Biofilmography
Maciej Sznabel was born in 1977 in Warsaw (Poland). He attended courses on filmmaking at the
Fine Arts Academy and at the Film and TV Academy in Warsaw. He started his career as a
videographer and conceptual designer, and
then became an animator and film editor.
‘Uncle’ is his directorial short film debut.
Filmography
2008 - Uncle
225
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Unverwundbar
Invulnerable
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 25’
Country: Germany
Original format: 16 mm
Language: German
Director: Felice Goetze
Screenplay: Felice Goetze
Cinematography: Namche Okon
Editing: Frank Mueller
Music: ‘Pull Out Your Cut’ by DJ Hype, film
tracks by Michael Frank Augustin
Cast: Vanessa Krueger, Christian Heiner Wolf, Odine Johne, Liv Lisa Fries
Production: Toccata Film Boehm & Nuri GbR
Nadine is new in town. The pretty girls here make her aware of that fact every moment. They are
quick-witted, beautiful and invulnerable. To gain their friendship, Nadine is ready to do anything but
suddenly, an ordinary day for the teenager twists into a spiral of violence and betrayal.
Director’s Biofilmography
Felice Goetze is a filmmaker from Germany, born in 1975. In 2005 he graduated in Production, and in
2008 in Direction, at the University of Television and Film in Munich.
Filmography
2009 - Unverwundbar
2008 - Soko 5113 - Vater ist der Best
2006 - Tougher Yet
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Urs
Urs
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 10’
Country: Germany
Original format: DVD
Director: Moritz Mayerhofer
Screenplay: Moritz Mayerhofer
Cinematography: Moritz Mayerhofer
Editing: Moritz Mayerhofer
Music: Original score by Peter Gromer
Cast: Thomas Hinke, Ellen Schäuble
Production: Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
For a long time Urs had been taking care of his aging mother but now he sets out on a dangerous
journey. He carries her up a mountain to find a better place for both of them but there is a problem:
his mother doesn’t want to leave her home.
Director’s Biofilmography
Moritz Mayerhofer is a German filmmaker, born in 1981. From 2003 to 2009 he studied Animation
at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg. To learn more about Animation, Design and Layout he
attended courses at Le Gobelins Institute in
Paris. His animation works have won awards
in various international film festivals. He is
now working on his next project, a feature
film.
Filmography
2009 - Urs
2006 - Caps
2005 - The Christmas-Hitler
2003 - The Last Tree
227
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Urubus têm Asas
Vultures Have Wings
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 15’
Country: Brazil
Original format: DV
Language: Portuguese
Debut Work
Director: Marcos Negrão, André Rangel
Screenplay: Marcos Negrão, André Rangel
Cinematography: Marcos Negrão
Editing: André Rangel
Music: Pedro Igel
Production: Enigma Filmes Produções Cinematográficas
Anything can be recycled: ideas, actions and destinies can be adapted to a new reality. This is how
a Brazilian faces the damages caused by waste disposal, which is slowly destroying the source of
their survival: the mangrove swamp.
Director’s Biofilmography
Marcos Negrão and André Rangel are two filmmakers from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). After having
acquired vast experience working with social environmental projects, they decided to unite their
talents and create a work methodology that
would unify the documental cinematograghy
applied to the social act. ‘Vultures Have Wings’ is
their debut short film.
Filmography
2008 - Urubus têm Asas
228
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Vae Soli
Vae Soli
Genre: Animation
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 2’
Country: Croatia
Original format: Betacam
Debut Work
Director: Neva Ivanec, Filip Rozic
Screenplay: Neva Ivanec, Filip Rozic, R.B.
Editing: Neva Ivanec, Filip Rozic
Music: Original score by Filip Rozic, Luka
Ortolan, Jurica Jakic
Production: Tri Ruke Animation Studio
Mine fields told through memories of a man sitting on a destroyed planet which was once the home
of beautiful butterflies.
Director’s Biofilmography
Neva Ivanec and Filip Rozic are filmmakers from Coatia.
Neva was born in 1982 in Zagreb. She graduated from the University of Zagreb in 2007 with a
Master in Art History and Sociology. At the
same time, she started working with Filip
Rozic.
Filip was born in 1982 in Zagreb. He studied
Graphics Design at the University of Zagreb
and he graduated in 2005 with a thesis on
Animation Editing and Design. While still in
college, he started his own Graphics Design
Company, Tri Ruke.
‘Vae Soli’ is their debut short film.
Filmography
2008 - Vae Soli
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Vault
Vault
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 10’
Country: Luxembourg
Original format: HDV
Language: English
Director: Fred Neuen
Screenplay: Fred Neuen
Cinematography: Carlo Thiel
Editing: Amine Jaber
Music: Philippe Schirrer
Cast: Michael Hardt, Juliane Gibbins, Leon Kern
Production: Iris Productions
When a young head of security and a psychic try to find what can be behind the strange noises
heard in a bank vault, they face terrifying secrets.
Director’s Biofilmography
Fred Neuen is a filmmaker from Luxembourg, born in 1976. Fred is very active in the artistic field: he
works as a director, editor and scriptwriter for film production, advertising and TV companies.
Filmography
2008 - Vault
2006 - Derrière la tête, IN a Dark Place
2005 - Trinity
2004 - No Take Out
2003 - Geldschesser
230
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Vem
I Know
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 7’
Country: Slovenia
Original format: DV
Director: Jan Cvitkovic
Screenplay: Jan Cvitkovic
Cinematography: Jure Cernec
Editing: Milos Kalusek
Cast: Niko Novak, Medeja Novak, Miha Guli
Production: Staragara
While the Man builds a masterpiece in his cellar, the Woman and the Boy watch him. God watches
all three of them.
Director’s Biofilmography
Jan Cvitkovic is a filmmaker from Slovenia, born in 1966. Jan is an archeologist, actor, scriptwriter
and director. He received many domestic and international awards for his work.
Filmography
2008 - Vem
2005 - Gravehopping
2003 - The Heart Is a Piece of Meat
2001 - Bread and Milk
231
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Vietato fermarsi
No Stopping
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 9’
Country: Italy
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Italian
Director: Pierluigi Ferrandini
Screenplay: Pierluigi Ferrandini
Cinematography: David Suarez
Editing: Jose Manuel Jimenez
Music: Tracks by Martorana, Ferrandini
Cast: Antonio Iandolo
Production: Carlo D’ursi
A young peasant gets up every morning at 4:30 to go to work in the fields. One day he has to fight
for his rights, just as his grandpa did in 1948.
Director’s Biofilmography
Pierluigi Ferrandini was born in Bari (Italy) in 1975. For the last ten years he has been working in the
filmmaking industry as actor, soundtrack composer, screenplay writer and director.
Filmography
2008 - Vietato fermarsi, Accettare, La piccola
guardia
2007 - Il sogno di Remi
2006 - Lumière, Dolya – le donne del destino
2005 - Via dell’arte
232
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Vigilancia
Surveillanced
Genre: Experimental
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 13’
Country: Spain
Original format: 16 mm
Director: Gonzalo Zona
Screenplay: Gonzalo Zona
Cinematography: Pablo Rosso
Editing: A doración G. Elipe
Cast: Jack Taylor, María Gómez De Castro, Luis
G. Gámez
Production: Prospekt Mira
Different characters are looking at each other in many different ways. None of them can avoid
being turned into an object at the same time.
Director’s Biofilmography
Gonzalo Zona is a filmmaker from Spain, born in 1976. He has also published a book of poems.
Filmography
2008 - Vigilancia
2005 - Nauseating Bird
2001 - The Scarecrow
233
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Vikruti
In Negative
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 9’
Country: India
Original format: 35 mm
Language: Telugu
First Work
Director: Viplove K
Screenplay: Viplove K
Cinematography: Mohan Chandra
Editing: Bhuvan
Music: Santosh Kumar Nanda
Cast: Sreeroja, Shireen, Meenakshi, Phani Kumar Mtv, Patrick, Agneishka, Kaliachelvi
Production: L.V. Prasad Film & TV Academy
A woman from the lower middle class of southern India agrees to be a surrogate mother for a
foreign couple. When the child is born and it is diagnosed as having a congenital problem, the baby
becomes a burden for everyone involved in this situation.
Director’s Biofilmography
Viplove K is a filmmaker from India, born in 1981. He graduated in Film Direction from L.V. Prasad
Film & TV Academy in Chennai. ‘Vikruti’ is his directorial debut.
Filmography
2008 - Vikruti
2007 - Kuchipudi 2007
234
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Viola: the Travelling Room of a Little Giant
Viola: The Travelling Room of a Little Giant
Genre: Experimental
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 9’
Country: Taiwan / USA
Original format: Betacam
Language: English
Debut Work
Director: Shih-Ting Hung
Screenplay: Shih-Ting Hung
Cinematography: John Harrison
Editing: Shih-Ting Hung
Music: Natasha Miren, Cynthia Simonian
Cast: Erin Fleming
Production: USC
After stumbling on slippery moss at the 4 o’clock bus stop, seven-year-old Viola, tries to discover
the world, puts solitude in her suitcase and begins her dreamy journey.
Director’s Biofilmography
Shih-Ting Hung was born on a fisherman’s island, Pescadores (Taiwan), in 1980. Shih-Ting went
into her Fine Arts studies at the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei. ‘Viola : the Traveling
Rooms of a Little Giant’ won her the 2008 Student Academy Award©. In 2007, she received her
MFA in Animation and Digital Arts from the
University of Southern California. She has
also been broadly involved in various
film productions as a production designer
and art director. ‘Viola: The Traveling Rooms
of a Little Giant’ is her directorial debut.
Filmography
2008 - Viola: The Traveling Rooms of a Little
Giant
235
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Vita
Vita
Genre: Experimental
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 9’
Country: Germany
Original format: 35 mm
Language: German
Director: Gabriele Schwark
Cinematography: Dieter Reifarth
Editing: Gabriele Schwark
Music: Jutta Hoppe
Production: Strandfilm
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not but now, my faculties
are decaying and soon it shall be that I cannot remember anything but the things that never
happened!
Director’s Biofilmography
Gabriele Schwark is a filmmaker from Germany, born in 1958. She has directed many short films.
Filmography
2008 - Vita
2005 - Werkstatt Ehrlich
2003 - Vlado Vlado
2002 - Taubentage
2001 - Grüße aus Brugge
2000 - Jiku
236
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Wading
Wading
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 11’
Country: Haiti / USA
Original format: DV
Language: English
Director: Fred Guerrier
Screenplay: Fred Guerrier
Cinematography: Nicole Michaelis
Editing: Fred Guerrier
Music: Original score by Andrew Barkan
Cast: Kim Page, Dave Vescio, Zenobia Lewis, Rodney ‘Bear’ Jackson
Production: Anywhere But Here Productions
Martha finds out that she has a lot in common with her creepy co-worker when the two go in
search of love.
Director’s Biofilmography
Fred Guerrier is a Haitian filmmaker and photographer, born in 1981. Fred grew up in New York
City. He holds a BA from Yale University and is currently a thesis student at New York University’s
graduate film program. He has worked in New York, Los Angeles and Barcelona as part of
production and post-production crews on fiction features, documentaries and television shows.
His shorts have played in festivals and on
television in Spain, France and Mexico. He
has also had work exhibited at Red Saw
Gallery in the US. He is now writing his first
feature, a neo-noir about an aging escape
artist, entitled ‘Winter’.
Filmography
2008 - Wading
2005 - Party Girl
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Wanted in Rome
Wanted in Rome
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 14’
Country: Italy
Original format: 16 mm
Language: English
Director: Rossella De Venuto, Ji Un Choik
Screenplay: Rossella De Venuto
Cinematography: Gianni Cigna
Editing: Cecilia Zanuso
Music: Luke Winslow King
Cast: Jacqueline Lustig, Luke Winslow King, Mary Louise Gray, Pietro Ragusa
Production: Interlinea Film
A foreign composer in Rome struggles to find a home. With special help during the night, she moves
her piano to a new home. When the day breaks, she realizes that what happened is not that simple.
Director’s Biofilmography
Rossella De Venuto was born in Trento (Italy) in 1967. In 1992 she graduated from the Università
Statale in Milan, obtaining a degree in Philosophy. In 1995 she lived in New York for several months,
where she studied Film Direction and Creative Writing at the New York Film Academy. She is the
author of many scripts including ‘Mai dire gatto’, directed by Giorgio Tirabassi.
Filmography: 2008 - Wanted in Rome / 1995 - Bambi
Ji Un Choi, born in Kyung-Ju (South Korea),
came to the United States when she was eight.
She obtained an English Literature degree at
the University of Virginia, and a Poetry and
Creative Writing Degree at the New York University. She has written, directed and produced
various short films. Her credits also include lead
in the independent film ‘Ignorant Bliss’.
Filmography
2008 - Wanted in Rome
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We Call Her Daisy
We Call Her Daisy
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 23’
Country: UK
Original format: DV
Director: Stefan Georgiou
Screenplay: Stefan Georgiou
Cinematography: Stefan Georgiou
Editing: Stefan Georgiou
Music: Eleni Hassabis
Cast: Elizabeth Kentea, Sebastian Armesto
Production: National Film & Television School
A young woman in London, struggling to make the life she wants, must deal with an unexpected
circumstance the only way she knows how and must come to terms with the fact that it will affect
her more than she realizes.
Director’s Biofilmography
Stefan Georgiou is a filmmaker from UK, born in 1981. Since graduating from University in 2003 he
has directed a number of award winning short films that have screened on television (BBC,
Channel 4, ABC Australia) and at festivals around the world. Stefan worked at Pathe Distribution
and Capitol Films prior to studying Fiction Direction at the National Film & Television School.
Filmography
2008 - We Call Her Daisy
2007 - Lemonade
2006 - My Last Cigarette,
Dear Steven Spielberg
2005 - Tiny Dancer
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Why?
Leeh?
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 20’
Country: Egypt
Original format: DV
Language: Arabic
Director: Shady Ishak
Screenplay: Shady Ishak
Cinematography: Shady George
Editing: Ahmed Dawoud
Cast: Khaled Nasr, Mohamed Marei
Production: Egyptian Film Center
A guy is feeling disconnected and confused in the city he is living in, on the edge of the
underground life. Consequently, he lives inside his head and creates his own world with his mp3
plugged into his ears.
Director’s Biofilmography
Shady Ishak is a filmmaker from Cairo (Egypt), born in 1983. In 2006 Shady obtained a degree in
Film Directing at the Egyptian High Cinema Institute. He started his career in the film industry as
an assistant director on short films, as well as an
editor.
Filmography
2007 - Leeh? (Why?)
2005 - A Visit
2004 - The Accident
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Window an Eye of the Heart, Into an Eye of a Soul
Oko oknem serca, oko oknem duszy
Genre: Documentary
Year of Production: 2009
Runtime: 16’
Country: Czech Republic
Original format: 16 mm
Language: Czech
Debut Work
Director: Dominik Krutsky
Screenplay: Dominik Krutsky, David Krutsky
Cinematography: Dominik Krutsky
Editing: Dominik Krutsky
Music: Dominik Krutsky, David Krutsky
Cast: David Krutsky, Anezka Krutska, Marie Brousilova
Production: Famu
Beyond the borders of human perception there is only further human perception, but the subsequent
interpretation of a thing depends to a large extent on the way in which it is viewed.
Director’s Biofilmography
Dominik Krutsky is a filmmaker from Czech Republic, born in 1985. ‘Window an Eye of Heart, Into
an Eye Window of a Soul’ is his directorial debut.
Filmography
2009 - Window an Eye of Heart, Into an Eye
Window of a Soul
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Wunderkammer
Wunderkammer
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 13’
Country: USA
Original format: 16 mm
Language: English
Debut Work
Director: Andrea Pallaoro
Screenplay: Andrea Pallaoro, Orlando Tirado
Cinematography: Thomas Burns
Editing: Andrea Pallaoro
Cast: Lilia King, Josh Perry
Production: Keyhole Productions
An elderly woman and her son struggle to coexist in a house that shelters a spectacular menagerie
of birds. Surrendering to their co-dependence, inside a world that bears no exit, they go about their
bedtime ritual resisting and succumbing to each other’s needs. Within the everydayness of their
gestures and movements lurks a secret ..
Director’s Biofilmography
Andrea Pallaoro was born in Trento (Italy) in 1982. He is a film and theater director whose recent
work investigates the human perception of alienation and its relationship to intimacy. Andrea holds
an MFA in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts. Presently he lives in Los
Angeles, where he is working toward the
realization of his future film projects.
‘Wunderkammer’ is his directorial debut.
Filmography
2008 - Wunderkammer
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Your World
Your World
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 13’
Country: South Korea
Original format: DVD
Language: Korean
Debut Work
Director:
Screenplay:
Cinematography:
Production:
Suh Jaekyung
Suh Jaekyung
Suh Jaekyung
Suh Jaekyung
The girl wants to run forward, infinitely, but on the day of the track race, she has an accident.
Director’s Biofilmography
Suh Jaekyung was born in New York (USA) in 1981. In 1987, Suh’s family moved to Korea where he
is now pursuing his academic and film
career. He is studying Filmmaking at the
Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA). ‘Your
World’ is his debut short film.
Filmography
2008 - Your world
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Zoey
Zoey
Genre: Fiction
Year of Production: 2008
Runtime: 6’
Country: Germany
Original format: HDV
Language: German
Director: Günther Franke
Screenplay: Patrick Brunken
Cinematography: Kai Miedendorp
Editing: Günther Franke
Music: Reimut van Bonn
Cast: Felix Mengel, Nele Jonca, Zoe Beesen, Eva Günther, Norbert Kentrup
Production: Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin
A young couple sells their second child to secure the future of their first.
Director’s Biofilmography
Günther Franke was born in Münster (Germany) in 1976. In 2005 he started studying film directing
at the German Film and Television Academy in
Berlin (DFFB).
Filmography
2008 - Zoey
2007 - Martin
2006 - Augenblicke
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SPECIAL EVENTS AND SCREENINGS
Special Events
and
Screenings
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Special Screenings
Flesh & Blood
Starfish Tango
Year: 1985
Runtime: 126’
Country: Spain/USA/Netherlands
Cast: Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason
Leigh, Brion James, Tom Burlinson,
John Dennis Johnston, Susan Tyrrell, Kitty Courbois
Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Year: 2006
Runtime: 6’
Country: Italy / Netherlands
Cast: Angela Bandini, Sara Farinelli,
Francesca Matrundola, Francesco
Borelli
Narration: Rutger Hauer
Directed by Rutger Hauer
A rarely screened cult favorite from
Paul Verhoeven. A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a
noble lord who decides not to pay
them by kidnapping the betrothed
of the noble’s son.
As the plague and warfare cut a
swathe of destruction throughout
the land, the mercenaries hole up
in a castle and await their fate.
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Starfish Tango is a jewel due to
its gentle touch, its awareness
purpose, and not in the least, due
to the marvelous involvement of
so many artists who donated their
skills and time in a joint effort to
carry forward the message that
AIDS is still rampant and is taking its terrible toll. It ravages the
lives of so many people: children,
women and men alike and creates
a staggering number of orphans
worldwide. The two suggestive
music pieces were donated by
Maestro Ludovico Einaudi.
The Garden of Earthly
Delights
Year: 2004
Runtime: 103’
Country: UK/Italy/Poland
Cast: Claudine Spiteri, Chris Nightingale, Barry Chipperfield
Directed by Lech Majewski
Claudine is a British art scholar
who has a terminal case of throat
cancer. She is in Venice to give a
lecture on the Bosch triptych from
which the film gets its name. Claudine is accompanied in Venice by
her lover, Chris, a nautical engineer.
Together they explore the canals of
Venice. Chris has brought his video
camera, and the audience watches
Claudine and Chris hang out, make
love, swim, converse, rent an apartment, and recreate vignettes from
the triptych. It is one of the most
powerful films ever made.
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Special Screenings
The Rhapsody
Hidden Features
Rutger Hauer Film
Factory Masterclass
Year: 2008
Runtime: 29’
Country: USA
Cast: Nick Bennett, Katherine Pawlak, Rutger Hauer, Tristan Price
Directed by Max Cusimano
Year: 2007
Runtime: 2’
Country: UK
Directed by Tom Robinson and
Mark Wilkinson
Year: 2009
Runtime: 4’
Country: Netherlands
Cast: Participants and Coaches
Directed by Mark Wallaard
and Matthijs Treurniet
Exasperated at being stuck on a
piano rhapsody he’s been writing
for seven years, Sol pushes himself
over the edge, having a hallucination of a mysterious young woman.
Soon, Sol discovers that he has
brain tumors, and a risky operation
is his only means of survival. Things
change when he physically meets
Sofia, the woman from his hallucination. Ridley Scott’s comments
about the film and its director Max
Cusimano, “A work of sensitivity and
insight. Refreshingly clever. Watch
out for this guy in the future - he’s
the real thing.”
‘Hidden Features’ was filmed
entirely on a cellular phone.
Little Jimmy pushes daddy too far
this time. But dad has a secret
surprise. Never again, Jimmy...
never again!
This is a documentary of the
Rutger Hauer 2009 Masterclass.
It is a playful visit to some basic
elements in digital filmmaking
and its tools: Directing, Acting, Photography, Lighting, Editing, Sound,
and what else which catches the
eye, is the focus of this ten day
masterclass for up and coming
filmmakers from across the world.
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Special Screenings RHFF
Butterflies
Communication Flies
Lonesome
Year: 2009
Runtime: 7’
Country: Netherlands
Cast: Yonan Orjubin, Erna Omercic,
Erdem Cavlak, Yosha Bakkers
Directed by Jacob Perk
Year: 2009
Runtime: 3’
Country: Netherlands
Cast: Alexis Porter, Geerteke van
Lierop
Directed by Kristjan Knigge
Year: 2009
Runtime: 5’
Country: Netherlands
Cast: Nicole Moerland, Turan Furat
Directed by Lex Schmeets
While waiting for the girl he has
a date with, a young boy considers how to declare his love for her;
something he hasn’t been able to
do with any other girl until now.
He imagines different situations
and how things may or may not
work out. Then she shows up up.
What will he do?
What happens when a Dutch and
English speaking girl communicate
with each other in their own language? Miscommunication...
A priest is sick and tired of the violence that surrounds him. He feels
he failed to convince people to
have faith and therefore he lost faith
himself. Right before he decides to
commit suicide he walks into this
girl, Girleen. The scene that follows
is a collision between the youthful
and playful innocence of Girleen
and the bitterness of the Priest.
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Special Screenings RHFF
Mr.
Year: 2009
Runtime: 4’
Country: Netherlands
Cast: Yosha Bakkers, Yonan Orjubin,
Rutger Hauer
Directed by Petra Spreij
An ordinary teenager is having
ordinary fun with a friend from
school. Behind her smile the girl is
hiding something. Between sweet
milkshakes and colorful windows
a secret will slowly be revealed.
Incapability
Song of Childhood
Year: 2009
Runtime: 6’
Country: Netherlands
Inholland Team 3
Cast: Jeroen Bos, Aida Mussach
Directed by Jan Stadhouders
Year: 2009
Runtime: 3’
Country: Netherlands
Inholland
Cast: Abdembi Azzaoui, Marwan
Azzaoui, Mounira Hadj Mansour
Directed by Birgit Stamhuis
While waiting for the girl he has a
date with, a young man mulls over
how to declare his love to her. It is
something he hasn’t been able to
with any other girl until now. He
imagines different situations and
how things may or may not work out.
Then she shows up. What will he do?
Based on the poem ‘Song of
Childhood’ by Peter Handke:
When the child was a child...
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
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Special Screenings RHFF
Something’s Got to Burn
Something’s Got to Burn
Incapability
Year: 2009
Runtime: 4’
Country: Netherlands
RHFF Team 1
Cast: Alexis Porter, Teun Kuilboer
Directed by Kristjan Knigge
Year: 2009
Runtime: 5’
Country: Netherlands
RHFF Team 2
Cast: Francesca Leoni, Loek Peters
Directed by Tal Mor
Year: 2009
Runtime: 3’
Country: Netherlands
RHFF Team 3
Directed by Dieneke van der
Meulen
It is almost evening when the light
fades and city sounds get muffled.
Colors and shapes are changing.
The relationship between two
people seems to have changed. It
is a moment when anything can
happen…
While waiting for the girl he has a
date with, a young man mulls over
how to declare his love to her. It is
something he hasn’t been able to
with any other girl until now. He
imagines different situations and
how things may or may not work
out. Then she shows up. What will he
do?
It is almost evening when the light
fades and city sounds get muffled.
Colors and shapes are changing.
The relationship between two people seems to have changed. It is a
moment when anything can
happen…
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Special Screenings RHFF
On the Ledge
3
Participants
Year: 2009
Runtime: 5’
Country: Netherlands
Cast: Laurien VandenBroek,
Yannick van de Velde
Directed by Jeremiah Culinane
Year: 2009
Runtime: 3’
Country: Netherlands
Cast: Nicole Moerland, Geerteke
van Lierop, Monic Hendrickx
Directed by Dorota Zglobicka
Year: 2009
Runtime: 2’
Country: Netherlands
Cast: Participants of the Rutger
Hauer FilmFactory
Directed by Mark Wallaard,
Matthijs Treurniet
While waiting for the girl he has a
date with, a young boy thinks over
how to declare her his love, something he hasn’t been able to with
any other girl up till now. He imagines different situations and how
things may or may not work out.
Then she shows up. What will he
do?
Interpretation of the poem ‘Song
of Childhood’ by Peter Handke:
‘When the child was a child..’
Introduction of the participants
of the 2009 edition of the Rutger
Hauer FilmFactory, a ten-day master class for up and coming filmmakers from all over the world
in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Special Screenings
Smart Short #1:
The Proposal
Smart Short #2:
Smart Safe Efficient
Smart Short #3:
Lowest CO2 emission
Year: 2009
Runtime: 1’
Country: Netherlands
Cast: Alexis Porter, Marc Nochem
Directed by Kristjan Knigge
Year: 2009
Runtime: 1’
Country: Netherlands
Cast: Francesca Leoni, Mike Weerts
Directed by Tal Mor
Year: 2009
Runtime: 1’
Country: Netherlands
Cast: Caroline de Cristofaro, Emile
Jansen
Directed by Dieneke van der Meulen
How big can a small car be..
Smart cars are safe and efficient.
Smart cars are the CO2 champions.
Smart Short #4:
Bonnie & Klijd
Smart Short #5:
Be Smarter
Year: 2009
Runtime: 1’
Country: Netherlands
Cast: Laurien VandenBroek, Joey Schouwer
Directed by Jeremiah Culinane
Year: 2009
Runtime: 1’
Country: Netherlands
Cast: Nicole Moerland, Geerteke van
Lierop, Chris Meder
Directed by Dorota Zglobicka
Smart cars have the lowest consumption.
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Smart cars seem to be very popular
I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Bill Bristow
Bill Bristow was born in England in 1955. In school, he majored in English
Literature, History and Economics and after graduation, he set up a
London-based company that specialized in Commodities, Future Market, Stock
Brokers and Trades. During his teen-age years, Bill developed a considerable
interest in acting and filmmaking.
He co-produced and acted in “The Swan”, a student film for the B.F.I. (British Film Institute). Bill soon discovered that due to his artistic gifts, his career would be oriented toward the film industry. He finally made the decision to completely abandon his commercial activity in order to lend his
considerable skills and his time to his true passion and the rest, they say, is
history and a fascinating one at that!
Bill moved to the U.S. and started working in the artistic world (TV,
commercials, films and theater), strengthening his 360° experience for a wide
array of expertise, such as production assistant, location manager and set coordinator on various small productions,
such as ‘The Ratings Game’, a show-time feature directed by Danny DeVito.
In 1986 Bill was on the set of ‘The Hitcher’ acting as Rutger Hauer’s Stand-In/Stunt-Double while attending Film
Direction/Production and Camera courses at the Los Angeles City College.
He produced the ‘Granny’s Wish’, a theatrical play, and directed a Video Diary for Rutger Hauer on the film ‘Wanted
Dead or Alive’. Always keeping a keen and critical eye on complex and troubling social matters, Bill directed, wrote
and produced a 16-minute film documentary about a homeless man living in Los Angeles, called ‘Who Are They?’.
This documentary received a nomination at the Seattle Film Festival and at the Anthropus Film Festival.
No subject too daunting, Bill also worked as a Production Coordinator and Sound Assistant on the Italian documentary
‘Meltdown’ (1987) just after the Chernobyl disaster, about the dangers of Nuclear Power during and after a nuclear accident.
Then he focused his attention as Director on the documentary film of the making of ‘The Legend of the Holy Drinker’,
by Ermanno Olmi.
At the end of 1980’s and beginning of the 1990’s Bill worked for Rutger as Director, Interviewer and Cameraman on Video
Diaries of behind the scenes footages of Rutger’s very notable films, ‘Blind Fury’, ‘The Blood of Heroes’ and ‘Split Second’.
In the same vein, Bill worked with Rutger on a 30-minute promotional documentary related to the making
of ‘On a Moonlit Night’, directed by Lina Wertmuller.
In 1990 he was the Director and Producer of a documentary about the effects of Malathion Pesticide Spray on the population of Los Angeles. In that period Bill also returned to his passion for theater by directing ‘Fleas’, starring Michael Ironside.
Bill’s literary skills led him to write scripts, such as ‘The Whaler’ and articles for the Los Angeles based ‘Venice’ magazine.
At this time, writing became his focus. He co-authored the book ‘A Game of Moles’, about the life of his father, the head of
M16, who was living in Spain and North Africa during and after the war. The National Theatre in London and The BBC are now
looking into developing ‘A Game Of Moles’ into a stage performance or a play for TV, with Snoo Wilson writing the script.
Having decided to make Spain his home, Bill was the Director and Presenter for the ‘For News at Two’ program broadcast
by a local TV station. Bill has also started developing a documentary series about Islamic Spain and Ibn Battuta,
a 14th century Muslim traveler, but with the present terrorist climate it is on hold.
For the last 9 years he has owned and operated Locations Spain Ltd, a production
service company for advertising. He has produced both commercial
photography and industrial films for Nissan, Toyota, Land Rover, BMW,
Volkswagen, Lexus, Opel, Range Rover and Canon.
In 2001, he produced the Spanish episodes of the British TV series ‘The Knock’.
He also organized and presented two rock festivals in Southern Spain with
‘The Pretty Things’ and Arthur Brown, Bad Company and Tim Rose.
He wrote an outline treatment for a project called ‘Reluctant Hero’ about a Dutch
Banker who lost his life by financing a large part of the Dutch resistence and saving many Dutch families from starvation at the end of the 2nd World War when
the Germans blockaded the North Holland. Bill is working as the co-producer on
this project, with Rutger who will be the director.
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The Blue Dolls
The Blue Dolls Trio was formed in Turin, Italy, in 2005.
The Trio is currently composed of first soprano Viviana Dragani, second soprano
Angelica Dettori and alto singer Flavia Barbacetto.
The trio is accompanied by a rhythm section formed by piano, guitar, acoustic
bass and drums.
The repertoire of The Blue Dolls ranges from 30’s and 40’s American standards
(Andrews Sisters style) to Italian Swing of 30’s (Trio Lescano style) to 50’s songs.
Netherlands Consulate in Milan.
Since their debut, the Blue Dolls have performed in major clubs, festivals and
theaters in Italy and in Europe. Included are performances in: the Blue Note
in Milan, Montreux Jazz Festival, The Brass Group in Palermo, The Cotton Club
in Rome, L’Inoui in Luxembourg, The National Theater in Podgorica, Teatro
Accademia delle Arti in Tirana, Sheraton Hotel in Ankara (Unicef Ball) and the
The Blue Dolls have climbed the ladder of success thanks to several appearances on Italian nationwide TV programs, including
‘Markette’, hosted by Piero Chiambretti, the ‘Maurizio Costanzo Show’, ‘Stella’ hosted by Maurizio Costanzo, ‘Cominciamo bene
- prima’ hosted by Pino Strabioli (Rai3), ‘Cominciamo bene - Estate’, hosted by Michele Mirabella (Rai3), ‘Cantando Ballando’
hosted by Marco Predolin (Milano+), ‘Musica Insieme’ hosted by Roby Di Nunno (Milano+), ‘L’Italia sul 2’ (Rai 2) and ‘Sanremoff’
(Rai 1).
The Blue Dolls were nominated as ‘Best Jazz Singers’ during the Italian Jazz Awards 2008.
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I’VE SEEN FILMS 2009
International Short Film Festival
Festival Credits
Organization: The Rutger Hauer Starfish Association
Technical Organization & HD Video production: CortoWeb
President: Rutger Hauer
Director: PierPaolo De Fina
Artistic Directors: Pier Paolo De Fina and Giancarlo Zappoli
Organization Responsible: Flavia Costa
Coordination: Angela Di Candia
Press Office: Alessandra Izzo
Publishing and Editorial Coordination: Janet Hutchins
Hospitality: Giusy Stery, Leo Mattiello
Assistant to Mr. Hauer: Grazia De Fina
Video & Photo: Giovanni Lorini, Wilma Lorini
Website and online videos: CortoWeb
Creative Coordination: Grazia De Fina
Special Thanks go to the Milano Municipality Cinema and Culture Departmens teams.
‘I’ve Seen Films’ would like to give heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful people who, for their precious
assistance and generosity in helping with the organization, have played a determinant role in making this
festival so very successful.
PierPaolo De Fina
Director and Artistic Co-Director
I’ve Seen Films - International Film Festival
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Meet our Partners
We sincerely appreciate the support and enthusiasm of our Partners
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I’VE SEEN FILMS - International Short Film Festival
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