Herre you can view the ENTIRE FESTIVAL PROGRAM LIVE! We stream from TWITCH and if you wish you can also use the twitch app and view from there.
Leading up to the event we will do Daily Live Streams at 1..30 PM. To catch when we are online simply visit our website here, and to get notifications follow our channel HERE
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LIVE STREAM FESTIVAL TIME TABLE
SATURDAY April 4
SHORTS I "Through Our Eyes" 18.00-19.30
SHORTS II "Identity" 20.00-21.30
SHORTS III + FEATURE I "Life" 22.00-23.30
SUNDAY April 5
CARTE BLANCHE SHORTS I + FEATURE II 16.00-17.30
SHORTS IV "The Journey" 18.00-19.30
CARTE BLANCHE SHORTS II 20.00-21.30
SHORTS V + FEATURE III "One's nature" 22.00-23.30
SATURDAY April 11
ISIAH MEDINA MASTERCLASS April 13.30-15.30 (SPECIAL EVENT)
Moderating host, Q&A with film makers on Skype, call ins from special guests etc! This covid-19 situation might have opened a door for us we might not have dared going for otherwise.
We're gonna use the worlds leading platform for livestreaming, Twitch.
Are we the world's first in Film Festival to live stream as MAIN program!?
Join in 4-5th April, 1700 Berlin time!
Leading up to our big live event we are streaming films from the archives of our VOD site Illambra EVERY DAY at 1pm Berlin Time. If you're intersted, tune in for some unconventional and experimental Art House Films - documentaries, ficiton and hybrids:
Directed by: Joanna Mamede
Country of Origin: Brazil
A Nymph tries to communicate with a logger who cannot see her. Inspired by the myth of Eco and Narcissus, Maybe Nymph uses the Brazilian Modernist concept of 'Antropofagia' to address an unequal relationship in different levels; woman/man, colonised/coloniser, oppressed/oppressor. Set in a forest, texts and other interferences disorientate the diegetic time of the film, and bring these characters to a contemporary discussion.
Joanna Mamede is a Director and Visual Artist from Rio de Janeiro based in London. For ten years, she has been a prominent director working in films, documentaries, and television shows for some of Brazil’s best production companies. In recent years, Joanna has taken her skills and applied them to Visual Arts and Experimental Films.
Directed by: Changchee Chun
Country of Origin: USA
The process of being reincarnated or born again
Directed by: Davide Canali
Country of Origin: Italy
A short short film about man, born from the interaction between the external world, in which he moves
and relates, and the inner world made of pains, desires and resilience.
Davide Canali was born in Anagni in 1981. His predisposition for artistic studies led him to attend the Academy of Fine Arts in Frosinone, where he graduated in 2004 with a thesis on theory and method of mass media in relation to the world of art.
Directed by: Ivan Sainz-Pardo
Country of Origin: Spain
"Night falls, a dog howl breaks the night".
Ivan holds a degree in film and television by the prestigious Munich Film School (HFF München). He works as director and screenwriter in film and advertising and also as Consultant Content in the international image stock company Framepool. He has won more than 300 Awards at film festivals around the world, an Academy Award (Oscar) pre-nomination, GOYA 2018 prenomination, Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis nomination, and Best European Short Award at the International Fantasy Film Festival of Brussels.
Directed by: Simon Ruscinski
Country of Origin: Saudi Arabia
Fahad spends the last day of his life with the fear of his father looming over his head. The fear that grew up with him in the form of an old man closely resembling his late father, shadowing his every moment. Like a rat on a wheel, Fahad scurries through infinite cycles of fear characterized by different aspects of his father; fear of paranoia, of those who wield power over his life, of being different, and of tradition and myth. With those fears controlling his life, Fahad tries to break free only to die with his fears.
Faisal AlAmer is a Saudi writer and director, best known for Masameer animation series co-creator and a Creative Director at Telfaz11 Production
Directed by: Dries Vergauwe
Country of Origin: Belgium
It’s the third year of a pandemic and the worst winter in decades. Those who can afford it stay inside, those who can’t collect the dead.
Directed by: Tom Prezman, Tzor Edery
Country of Origin: Israel
Tamou, a lonely housewife, plunges into an internal exploration of gender and sexuality in 20th century Morocco. In Moroccan culture, Jewish families would name a daughter 'Tamou' (translated to 'ended' in hebrew), hoping that no more girls will be born and that the next child would be a boy.
Tzor Edery is a 25 year old artist living in Jerusalem. He first studied fashion design, then continued on to Bezalel academy of art and design to study animation.
Tom Perzman is a 28 year old visual artist living in Jerusalem. Most of his work is in film and animation, writing and directing. studied in the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.
Directed by: Melpomene Loukanidou
Country of Origin: Greece
The Creator follows her mature self, her simulation, in a walking misty, hallucinatory. The hesitation and the cowardice itself keep it in the unfinished journey. She senses her escape, she realizes it, in this unfinished journey.
Melpomene Loukanidou was born in 1996 & raised in Thessaloniki. Today, she is studying at the Film School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The movie "Chimera" is her first short film
To be a man
SATURDAY 1800 -1930
Directed by: Max Kutschenreuter, Marlena von Wedel
Country of Origin: Germany
Director Statement: The movie encourages the audience to embark together on the quest for masculinity, and by making the story very personal, the film found a universal resonance. To be a man has an open ended finale, where everything has changed, yet everything in the end superficially stayed quite the same. The film raises specific questions but acquiesce in the fact it can’t answer them completely, and by doing so its tone remains down to earth and relatable.
Max Kutschenauter (16.10.1991 Nijmegen), graduated in 2014 from the Gerrit Rietveld academy with two short fiction films (Icarus & Exopterygota) from the audiovisual department to a bachelor of fine arts.
Max frequently collaborates with the Berlin based director Poppy Sanchez and Marlena von Wedel.
Max' work deals extensively with topics such as: coming of age, gender roles, sexuality, queer experience and femininity. His work can be described as choreographed, mystical, comedic, and introspective. Besides the below filmography Max also created an extensive collection of performance work and film installations. Including drag and dance performances.
Directed by: Michelangelo Fornaro
Country of Origin: Italy
A Journey From Darkness to Light. Alma reveals the metamorphosis of a man before his fears and unexpected discoveries. The investigation of his own nature takes him to uncertain conditions, just like the very essence he is made of.
Michelangelo Fornaro, been born the 04/09/76 Pomigliano d' Arco, Naples
2001-2004 Frequenta the third year of the National School of Cinema/Centro Experiences them of Cinematography, Department of animation, Turin.
2004 Direction of the shortfilm "Lo Guarracino" (10 min.), 35 milimeter, which has won many awards.
Directed by: Sophie Watzlawick
Country of Origin: Switzerland
In the distance, on a boat with hoisted sails, the litanies of passengers join in with the cussing of sailors. The sea vomits onto them and they vomit onto the sea. Ode to the precariousness of a barbaric world, Sans Lune (Moonless) is also metaphor for being human in the fight for survival.
Sophie Watzlawick is a Filmmaker and Editor, born in Geneva (CH) and living in Berlin. She is an active member of the independent film collectives for DIY analog praxis LaborBerlin. Playing in a space created between daily concrete and oneiric cosmic worlds, her hand-made films are built on different visual/acoustic experiences and philosophical tale.
THE EVENING REDNESS IN THE SOUTH
SATURDAY 2200-2330 (70 minutes)
Directed by: Colin Hickey
Country of Origin: Ireland
'THE EVENING REDNESS IN THE SOUTH' is an entirely dialogue-free dramatic feature film, a visual tone poem following several workers on a building site as their daily work and family lives becomes infused with their deepest memories, dreams, anxieties and desires. The picture was filmed in Co.Cork.
Colin Hickey was born in Cork where he resides today. He has been interested in film since a young age and attended the London Film Academy where he graduated with a Diploma in Filmmaking in 2004. Having completed his study, Colin worked in the film industry in London. After London e spent some time living in Columbia and had an encounter with Werner Herzog. From Columbia he returned to Cork where he started a company specialized in wedding videos. "Evening Redness" is Colin's first feature that was four years in the making on a micro-budget.