HYLJE

A young woman explains why she travelled all the way to the other side of the world, with only a tiny plastic seal, a tooth brush and a pair of knickers in her suitcase.

regia / director miia tervo
fotografia / cinematographer hanneriina moisseinen, matti aikio
montaggio / editing miia tervo, yrjö saarinen
musica / music sigur ros, goran bregovi?
suono / sound dolby sr
genere / genre documentario / documentary
formato originale / original format mini dv – color
durata / running time 9’
anno di produzione / year of production 2005
paese di produzione / country of production  finlandia / finland
produzione / production turku arts academy
distribuzione / distribution turku arts academy

A young woman explains why she travelled all the way to the other side of the world, with only a tiny plastic seal, a tooth brush and a pair of knickers in her suitcase.

MIIA TERVO
I grew up near the Artic Circle, Lapland of Finland in a small village called Muurola. I worked in a fish factory in the north of Norway, in a little village too, and volunteered in an orphanage on the Fiji Islands. After that, I wrote poems for a yea, again in a small village. I ended up studying cinema in Turku, and have been studying documentary film directing at the Department of Film and Television of the Helsinki University of Art and Design for two years now . “The Seal” is
my first experience in documentary film directing, so my filmography is pretty much that. Now I am writing a film called “A Little Mouse and Other Drunks”.

2006 Hylje  (corto, short)

 

 

L’ORCHESTRA DI PIAZZA VITTORIO

This film tells the story of the famous Piazza Vittorio Orchestra Band, established by Mario Tronco, Avion Travel’s keyboards player, and Agostino Ferrante. In the Rome district where Italians are an “ethnic minority” they put together street and professional musicians coming from every corner of the world.

 

regia/director agostino ferrente
soggetto/subject agostino ferrente
sceneggiatura /screenplay agostino ferrente
fotografia/cinematographer greta de lazzaris, alberto fasulo, simone pierini, giovanni piperno, sabrina varani
montaggio/editing desideria rayner
musica / music l’orchestra di piazza vittorio diretta da mario tronco
suono / sound documusical
cast/cast mario tronco, agostino ferrente, dina capozio, mohammed bilal, houcine ataa, rahis bharti, carlos paz, ziad trabelsi, omar lopez valle, pap yeri samb, raul schebba, john maida, pino pecorelli, pepe d’argenzio, marian serban, abdel majid karam, amrit hussain, pino marino, piccola orcherstra avion travel, javier girotto, monique veaute, apollo 11
genere / genre documusical
formato originale/original format beta digital pal
durata/running time 93’
paese di produzione/country of production italia / italy
produzione/production lucky red, pirata m.c , bianca film
distribuzione/distribution lucky red

This film tells the story of the famous Piazza Vittorio Orchestra Band, established by Mario Tronco, Avion Travel’s keyboards player, and Agostino Ferrante. In the Rome district where Italians are an “ethnic minority” they put together street and professional musicians coming from every corner of the world. This film encompasses five years of shooting material, thirty musicians, fifteen nationalities, five cameramen, four editors, three sound-engineers, one district, one cinema to be rescued, one cultural association, one conductor and one film director. It portrays an extraordinary picture of intertwined multiethnic stories, humanity and music, representing, for many people, not only the fulfilment of a dream, but a life choice, a job, and a family.

AGOSTINO FERRENTE
Agostino Ferrente was born on 28th October in Cerignola. He is a film director, a producer and an artistic director. Before getting interested in cinema – he “survived” his experience with Ipotesi Cinema, a group created by Ermanno Olmi, and attended the DAMS (Department of Performing Arts) at the University of Bologna – he was coordinating editor for different TV and radio stations for Italian communities abroad. He worked with Silvano Agosti as assistant director and collaborated “incognito” with Nico Cirasola. His two short films “Poco più della metà di zero” (1993) and “Opinioni di un pirla” (1994) received special mentions at international film festivals. With his Pirata Manifatture Cinematografiche production company he produced and co-directed two documentaries that received numerous awards: “Intervista a mia madre” (Rai Tre – Teatri Uniti, 1999) and “Il film di Mario” (1999 – 2001). In 2001, together with ten “accomplices”, he founded the Apollo 11 Group in Rome and rescued the historic cinema and theatre Apollo from becoming a bingo hall. Through cultural events of various nature including cinema, music and writing, Apollo has since then become one of the most important centres for cultural production in Rome. Together with the Apollo 11 Group and Mario Tronco, founder and artistic director of the Avion Travel band, he created the “Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio”, an ensemble of twenty musicians coming from twenty different countries worldwide and whose second CD – a co-production of Apollo 11 and Radio Fandango – has just come out. He has recently directed  and produced, with his Pirata M.C., a documentary film about the story of the Orchestra, co-produced by Bianca Film and Lucky Red, which also distributes it. As vice president of Doc/it, the Italian Documentary Association, he is working hard to promote the documentary genre through various events, including the Stati Generali del Documentario, the Doc/it Prize at the Venice Film Festival and others dedicated to Vittorio Seta, Honorary President of the association and with whom he collaborates very closely. He has also made the docu-clips “Gli Avion Travel in seduta di registrazione” (2003) and Pino Marino’s “L’alluvione del ‘43” (2005), as well as a video clip for Ena Andi, the best hit of the Orchestra’s latest album, Sona. In collaboration with Rai Tre, Indigofilm and Cult he is making the web-documentary “Appunti sull’amore”, with Giovanni Piperno as co-director. Two years ago he became a member of the Accademia del Cinema Italiano.

2005 L’orchestra di piazza Vittorio (documusical); 1999 Intervista a mia madre (documentario, documentary), Il film di Mario (documentario, documentary); 1994 Opinioni di un pirla (corto, short); 1993 Poco più della metà di zero (corto, short).

 

THE FAERIES OF BLACKHEATH WOODS

Something peculiar happened that day. Curious Melissa was enchanted by real Faeries. Ignoring her mother’s warning, she followed them down into Blackheath Woods… Melissa never came back.

 

regia / director ciarán foy

sceneggiatura / screenplay ciarán foy

fotografia / cinematographer patrick jordan

montaggio / editing ciaran foy

musica / music liam bates

suono / sound dolby srd

cast / cast katie Keogh, orla o’rourke, bernard kelleghan

genere / genre fiction

formato originale / original format 16 mm – color

durata / running time 3’45’’

anno di produzione / year of production 2006

paese di produzione / country of production irlanda / ireland

produzione / production once off films

distribuzione / distribution network ireland television

 

Something peculiar happened that day. Curious Melissa was enchanted by real Faeries. Ignoring her mother’s warning, she followed them down into Blackheath Woods… Melissa never came back.

 

CIARÁN FOY

 

Ciarán Foy studied film at the National Film School of Ireland (IADT-DL). In that period, he shot over twenty short films, some of which have been awarded various prizes at film festivals around the world. He has recently received funding by the Irish Film Board to write a script entitled “Citadel”, an urban-based psychological horror film he is going to direct.

 

2006 The Faeries of Blackheath Woods (corto, short), 2002 The Puppet (corto, short), 2002 Scum-Bot (corto, short), 2001 Wired 03:36 (corto, short), 2000 1902 (corto, short).

 

STARFLY

Starfly is the story of a return to Earth. This return made by Bobby Baxter, an astronaut who has been travelling through space for ages and gets forced to land on earth again without having been prepared to it. Single, without friends or family, except for his alcoholic father, Bobby has not face the hard…

 

regia / director beryl koltz

sceneggiatura / screenplay beryl koltz

fotografia / cinematographer jako raybaut

montaggio / editing amine jaber

musica / music lingo

suono / sound dolby srd

cast / cast rob Stanley, florence z. blattmann

genere / genre fiction

formato originale / original format 35mm – color

durata / running time 19’

anno di produzione / year of production 2006

paese di produzione / country of production lussemburgo / luxembourg

produzione / production samsa film

distribuzione / distribution premium films

Starfly is the story of a return to Earth. This return made by Bobby Baxter, an astronaut who has been travelling through space for ages and gets forced to land on earth again without having been prepared to it. Single, without friends or family, except for his alcoholic father, Bobby has not face the hard realities of life. But soon he will meet a mysterious Super Fly and get involved into quite extraordinary adventures without understanding their true meaning… And what if reality wasn’t what we think?

 

BERYL KOLTZ

After studying film in Paris and Brussels, Beryl Koltz started to write and direct short films and documentary films. The common aspect to all of his works is the analysis of individuals living on the fringe of society. The outcome is an artistic context (portraits of artists) having social and psychological exclusion as its backdrop. She currently lives and works in Luxembourg and Paris. Beryl was born in 1974.

 

2006 Starfly (corto, short).

 

UN INGUARIBILE AMORE

A man and a woman talk about their life together. After ten years of marriage, they realize that things have not gone they way they had wished. But they are still there with an unwanted, silent, deadly third party. Ready to face together anything that may come.

 

regia / director giovanni covini

sceneggiatura / screenplay giovanni covini

fotografia / cinematographer roberto tronconi

montaggio / editing giovanni covini

cast / cast stefania bastianello, cesare scoccimarro

genere / genre documentario / documentary

formato originale / original format mini dv – color

durata / running time 16’

anno di produzione / year of production 2005

paese di produzione / country of production italia / italy

produzione / production giovanni covini

distribuzione / distribution shortvillage

A man and a woman talk about their life together. After ten years of marriage, they realize that things have not gone they way they had wished. But they are still there with an unwanted, silent, deadly third party. Ready to face together anything that may come.

 

GIOVANNI COVINI

Giovanni Covini was born in Milan in 1968. After attending the Giuseppe Verdi music school in Milan, he graduated in direction at the “Paolo Grassi” Civic School of Dramatic Arts. He attended a postgraduate course in screenwriting with Robert McKee, Jean-Claude Carrière, Davide Pinardi and Doriana Leondeff, and has made numerous documentaries and short films who have been selected for and have won numerous national festivals. He has also made various short films in collaboration with primary and secondary schools in Cologno Monzese within the framework of the “Facciamo un film” project (“Let’s make a film”). He is a teaches in a postgraduate screenwriting course in Gorgonzola within the framework of the New Cinema Festival 2005, for C.S.E. operators. In 2005 he shot “Un inguaribile amore”, a digital documentary film winning the David di Donatello award as best short film in 2006.

 

2006 Un inguaribile amore documentario, documentary); 2004 Una cosa normale (corto, short); 2003 L’orizzonte degli eventi (corto, short); 2002 Lo sportello vuoto (documentario, documentary), Un momento da Dio documentario, documentary), L’amore congenito (corto, short), Tredici (corto, short); 2001 La periferia del viaggio (documentario, documentary), Gea, genitori ancora documentario, documentary), Metropolitan Voyagers (documentario, documentary), Una specie di silenzio documentario, documentary).

 

ZAKARIA

– I’m Zakaria.- Me too.

 

regia / director gianluca e massimiliano de serio

sceneggiatura / screenplay gianluca e massimiliano de serio, michele faro’

fotografia / cinematographer piero basso

montaggio / editing stefano cravero

suono / sound dolby sr

cast / cast zakaria habib ed dine, zoubida ben filane, zakaria zahri

genere / genre fiction

formato originale / original format 35 mm – color

durata / running time 15’

anno di produzione / year of production 2005

paese di produzione / country of production italia / italy

produzione / production g&m autoproduzioni e antiloco

– I’m Zakaria.
– Me too.

 

GIANLUCA E MASSIMILIANO DE SERIO

Gianluca and Massimiliano are twins and were born in Turin in 1978. Massimiliano graduated in History of Art Criticism, and Gianluca in Film History at DAMS, in Turin. They have been making short films and documentaries since 1991, some of which have been awarded the first prize at national film festivals and participated in numerous international ones. Gianluca attended a workshop at the Holden School in Turin with Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, while Massimiliano is now studying to get a Master degree in Contemporany Art at the University of Turin and Rivoli Castle.

 

2005 Zakaria (corto, short); 2004 Mio fratello Yang (corto, short); 2003 Maria Jesus (corto, short); 2002 Il giorno del santo (corto, short); 2001 Poche cose (corto, short); 2000 Il fiore (corto, short); 1999 Domino (corto, short).

 

SOLO DUETS

Inspired by the works of Rilke, and the paintings of Balthu, a detailed puppet animation portraying a man, suspended in the emptiness of his memories, visited by the figure of his younger self, in a confrontation to remind him of his life’s regrets.

 

regia / director joseph feltus

sceneggiatura / screenplay joseph feltus

fotografia / cinematographer joseph feltus, tobias feltus

montaggio / editing joseph feltus

musica / music david dela haye, erik satie, a. cicognini

suono / sound magnetical dolby a

genere / genre animazione / animation

formato originale / original format mini dv – color

durata / running time 8’53’’

anno di produzione / year of production 2005

paese di produzione / country of production regno unito / united kingdom

produzione / production feltusfeltus, edimburg college of art

Inspired by the works of Rilke, and the paintings of Balthu, a detailed puppet animation portraying a man, suspended in the emptiness of his memories, visited by the figure of his younger self, in a confrontation to remind him of his life’s regrets.

 

 

JOSEPH FELTUS

Born in Washington DC, Joseph Feltus has lived most of his life in Europe, among artists (his parents are the painters Alan Feltus and Lani Irwin), writers, and other creative beings, where from his early years he began to write and draw and mentally create epic films. Due to his upbringing, he is deeply influenced by the works of figurative painters, poets, classical composers, and great film-makers.

 

2005 Solo Duets (corto, short); 2004 Haphazard Symphony (corto, short).

 

 

SOTTO LE FOGLIE

On his first day at work in a gift shop, a guy notices a girl behind the big shopping window peeking out at him from inside her car. His impression seems to be correct when she gets off the car and goes up to him to talk face to face. But nothing is ever the way it seems.

 

regia / director stefano chiodini

sceneggiatura / screenplay stefano chiodini, nicola morgantini

fotografia / cinematographer agostino vertucci

montaggio / editing gianni vezzosi

musica / music celles

suono / sound dolby sr

cast / cast valerio mastandrea, cecilia dazzi

genere / genre fiction

formato originale / original format s16 mm – color

durata / running time 12’15”

anno di produzione / year of production 2006

paese di produzione / country of production italia / italy

produzione / production mood film srl

distribuzione / distribution village film

On his first day at work in a gift shop, a guy notices a girl behind the big shopping window peeking out at him from inside her car. His impression seems to be correct when she gets off the car and goes up to him to talk face to face. But nothing is ever the way it seems.

 

STEFANO CHIODINI

Stefano Chiodini was born in Grosseto and obtained his diploma at the Arts Institute in Siena. In 1998 he moved to Florence and obtained a second diploma at the Scuola Cinema Immagina. His first short film, “Ti aspetterò con l’acqua alle caviglie”, was winner at a film festival and received a special mention at the Fano Film Festival. In 2000 he wrote, directed and produced “L’erba alta tra gli ulivi”, which won several festivals, including the Pescara Film Festival. In 2001 he shot “La prima volta un bacio”, winner of the Sonar Video Competition, second best film at Prato’s Video Minuto Pop and broadcast on Coming Soon Television and RAI. His 2002 short film “La croce, il lenzuolo e l’aquilone” received special mentions at five different festivals. He then shot “Ifonì”, a short film included in the film “A Levante”, produced by Edoardo Winspeare in 2004. At the end of 2004 he directed the short film “Sotto le foglie” with Cecilia Dazzi and Valerio Mastandrea. He has recently directed a TV advertisement for Adiconsum, with Barbara Enrichi.

 

2005 Sotto le foglie (corto, short); 2003 Ifonì (corto, short); 2002 La croce, il lenzuolo e l’aquilone (corto, short); 2001 La prima volta un bacio (corto, short); 2000 L’erba alta tra gli ulivi (corto, short); 1999 L’erba alta tra gli ulivi (corto, short), Ti aspetterò con l’acqua alle caviglie (corto, short).

 

 

SRETAN PUT NEDIME

When they arrive at the Slovenian border, a young policeman forbids Amir and Nedim to drive on because Nedim doesn’t have a valid visa. Nedim is in the terminal stage of cancer and doesn’t want to die in Germany but in his homeland, Bosnia. Amir is determined to help his brother at all costs.

 

regia / director marko šantić

sceneggiatura / screenplay marko šantić, goran vojnović

fotografia / cinematographer jure černec

montaggio / editing matjaž jankovič

musica / music marijan mlakar

suono / sound dolby sr

cast / cast milan pavlović, jaka lah, tomaž češnjevar, dario varga

genere / genre fiction

formato originale / original format beta sp – color

durata / running time 13’

anno di produzione / year of production 2006

paese di produzione / country of production slovenia / slovenia

produzione / production agrft

distribuzione / distribution agrft

When they arrive at the Slovenian border, a young policeman forbids Amir and Nedim to drive on because Nedim doesn’t have a valid visa. Nedim is in the terminal stage of cancer and doesn’t want to die in Germany but in his homeland, Bosnia. Amir is determined to help his brother at all costs.

 

MARKO ŠANTIĆ

Marko Šantić was born in 1983 in Split, Croatia. In 2002 he enrolled at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His first work was a short documentary, “Remembrance Home” (2004). “Good Luck Nedim” (2006) is his first short film.

 

2006 Good luck Nedim (corto, short), 2004 Rememberance Home (doc).

 

SNIFFER

In a society where anyone can fly, people anchor themselves to the ground by means of “gravitational boots”. Deprived of sunlight and open air, they live their routine lives hoping for a personal satisfaction. However, one day a man realises he’s been trying to change his status quo for far too long.

 

regia / director bobbie peers

sceneggiatura / screenplay bobbie peers

fotografia / cinematographer jakob ingimundarson

montaggio / editing pål gengenbach

musica / music evan gardner

suono / sound dolby sr

cast / cast danny sclesinger, kristin krosh sissner

genere / genre fiction

formato originale / original format 35 mm – color

durata / running time 9’39”

anno di produzione / year of production 2006

paese di produzione / country of production norvegia / norway

produzione / production dream factory as

distribuzione / distribution norwegian film institute

 

In a society where anyone can fly, people anchor themselves to the ground by means of “gravitational boots”. Deprived of sunlight and open air, they live their routine lives hoping for a personal satisfaction. However, one day a man realises he’s been trying to change his status quo for far too long.

 

BOBBIE PEERS

Bobbie Peers (born on July 13, 1974) graduated from the London International Film School in 1999. Since then, he has been working as script writer and director.

 

2006 Sniffer (corto, short).