Sophie Clémentine Dubois

Sophie Clémentine Dubois

 

THE DANDELION (Belgium)
Comedy Film
Opening Night / April 10th /  21:21

Sophie Clémentine was born in Mexico in 1987. After studying Literature at Namur University, she entered INSAS in the directing department. During her studies, she directed a science fiction movie GARBAGE DAY, and a documentary BORN IN POLAND. The off the wall comedy THE DANDELION is her graduation film.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Fidae Sbaai

Fidae Sbaai

THE RIDDLE (Morocco)
Arab Special Selection
Session 12 / April 12th / 11:40

Fidae Sbaai is a Moroccan filmmaker born in 1988 in Tangier. He received a Cinema Professional License in the ECAT (Etudes Cinématographiques et Audivisuelles de Tétouan), at the University of Abdel-Malik Essaadi in 2011. He also has an Advanced French Language Diploma DALF C1 from the French Institute of Tangier-Tétouan in Morocco.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Mohammad Zare

Mohammad Zare

JUNK GIRL (Iran)
Animated Film
Session 13 / April 12th / 13:54

Mohammad Zare is an Iranian animator and director who has worked on projects for Iranian national TV. He was born in Tabriz city in 1966. He works on stop motion projects and loves this technique.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Thomas Ricquier

Thomas Ricquier

Sophie Kavouridis

Sophie Kavouridis

Simon Pannetrat

Simon Pannetrat

Marion Louw

Marion Louw

Manon Lazzari

Manon Lazzari

 

 

 

 

 

BLOOD TIES (France)
Animated Film
Session 9 / April 12th / 13:55

The five filmmakers have studied computer graphics for four years at the animation school Georges Méliès. During their last year they came together to develop the short movie BLOOD TIES.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

SOCOTRA: THE HIDDEN LAND (Yamen, Spain, USA)
European Documentary
Session 4 / April 11th / 21:09

Anna Escurriola is the co-founded Kilogram Box. Her professional career has focused on her work as a graphic designer, web designer, motion graphic designer and video editing. She has worked with the Chamber of Commerce of Cantabria and CampusCine, the Local Televisions Network of Catalonia, Miniature Films and the studios Malaviart and Raíz de dos.

Carles Cardelus

Carles Cardelus

 

Carles Cardelús got his start in the film industry in the Art department collaborating on films and commercials. Based in Barcelona, he is currently, together with Anna Escurriola, co-owner of the production company Kilogram Box. At the same time he is professor of Art Direction at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC).

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Tomek Baginski

Tomek Baginski

AMBITION (Poland)
European Dramatic Short
Opening Night / April 10th / 20:34

Oscar nominated author of internationally acclaimed animations and game cinematics. Tomek Bagiński’s works have been nominated for Oscars, Venice Golden Lions and Emmys. He is responsible for directing the iconic cinematics for “The Witcher” game series and “Cyberpunk 2077” and he is the director of AMBITION a sci-fi project for the European Space Agency. He’s currently involved in several feature projects including THE WICHER movie.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Peter Rautek

Peter Rautek

BORDER TRAFFICKING (Austria)
European Dramatic Short
Session 2 / April 11th / 15:17

Peter Rautek is an Austrian Director and Screenwriter. He currently works in Europe as Director for Television. His last short film ONLY FAIR is getting two awards and was shown at 15 film festivals around the globe. He is also a judge at the Los Angeles Short Film festival 2015.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Remedios Crespo

Remedios Crespo

FLEXIBILITY (Spain)
European Dramatic Short
Opening Night / April 10th / 20:24

Remedios Crespo was the director of Antena-3, Telemadrid, Canal Sur, Mucho Madrid, and Onda6. She was the screenwriter for series for Cuatro TV and Tele5’s Yo soy bella for which she wrote more than seventy episodes. In October, FLEXIBILITY, her fifth short film will make its debut. She has recently finished her second script for a feature film.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Alan Friel

Alan Friel

SOPHIE AT THE RACES (Ireland)
European Dramatic Short
Session 9 / April 12th / 14:05

Alan Friel has been directing commercials and silent films in London for a number of years. SOPHIE AT THE RACES is his first move into narrative drama and is loosely based on his experiences growing up with a mother who suffered from mental illness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Duncan Ward

Duncan Ward

HERE LIES (United Kingdom)
European Dramatic Feature
Session 1 / April 11th / 12:25

Duncan Ward was born in Zambia and educated in Zimbabwe and at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He produced portrait documentaries on several artists and directed numerous commercials as well as made several films. He has branched out into writing and directing theatre, and he created the ‘found theatre company’ and produced three works to date.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Hind Shoufani

Hind Shoufani

TRIP ALONG EXODUS (Syrian Arab Republic, Lebanon)
Non-European Documentary
Session 6 / April 11th / 13:41

Hind Shoufani is a Palestinian writer/filmmaker. She has worked as a reporter, a writer, a producer, a director, a translator and an editor, in NYC, DC, Beirut, Amman and Dubai. She is currently a freelance director and producer for commercial/corporate videos for various cultural institutions in the Middle East region.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Morgana Muses

Morgana Muses

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY AND I’LL FLY IF I WANT TO (Australia)
Non-European Documentary
Session 5 / April 11th / 12:19

Morgana Muses is an award winning erotic film maker, producer, writer and performer from Australia. Morgana decided to move into creating erotic films as a way of addressing taboos on sexuality and age.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Stephen Brooks

Stephen Brooks

FLYTRAP (USA)
Non-European Dramatic Feature
Session 2 / April 11th / 15:33

Stephen Brooks is a former Visual Effects Supervisor turned produced screenwriter and director. His debut feature HEADS N TAILZ screened at the 2008 ÉCU. His short BINKY screened at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival Court Metrage and at Dances With Films in Los Angeles. Stephen’s next film is the supernatural thriller JACK BE DEAD.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

John Adams and Toby Poser

John Adams and Toby Poser

THE SHOOT (USA)
Non-European Dramatic Feature
Session 9 / April 12th / 14:23

John Adams, Toby Poser, and their two daughters, Lulu and Zelda, are a filmmaking family under the creative marquis of Wonder Wheel Productions. They have three features under their belts: RUMBLESTRIPS (2012), KNUCKLE JACK (2013) — both earning a hearty reception on the indie film festival circuit and their latest, THE SHOOT (2014). For each they’ve employed the same DIY ethic that serves them well between the four of them, they write, direct, produce, shoot, edit and act.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Luigi Banto Varese

Luigi Banto Varese

BEING AN ANGEL (Spain)
Student Film
Session 11 / April 12th / 19:29

Luigi Banto Varese is a photographer and film maker. His documentary photography projects such as Instantes, Dependent lives, The Storm has finished, have been awarded in several photography festivals. In 2011 he studied film and made documentaries as TALKING WITH ERNESTO BAZAN and COFFEE WITH JODI BIEBER, this last was awarded in Corti Sonanti film festival as best documentary. BEING AN ANGEL is his first fiction short film and the last one Astrid is a combination of photography and horror.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Anne Chlosta

Anne Chlosta

FINAL STROKE (Germany)
Student Film
Session 11 / April 12th / 18:25

Anne Chlosta is a German filmmaker. From 2000 to 2012 she acted in, wrote and directed several plays. She graduated in 2003 from the German International School The Hague. In 2009 she created of her own theatre company Anderland and started production of three plays.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Sam Gilmore

Sam Gilmore

ABOVEBOARD (United Kingdom)
European Dramatic Short
Session 10 / April 12th / 16:12

Sam Jack Gilmore attended the South Nottingham College studying computer games design which helped carve his passion for immersive narrative. Since then Sam has been working professionally in the advertising industry for such brands as Thomas Cook, Jackpot Joy, Lowcost Holidays and Gumtree and at the age of 25 won his first Cannes Lion for his work on GOLD METAL STAMPS FOR ROYAL MAIL.

Felix Jude West initially began his career as a sound designer and recordist for films and television, collaborating with award-winning filmmakers on a series of shorts, features and commercials. His latest credits include Raiders of the Lost Art, Murder Mysteries (UK History) and Music Nation (C4). Felix has also worked extensively as a producer, working on a range of commercials for clients such as eBay, (Beta), Hi-50, Market Reach, Goop and Royal Mail. He is currently working with his production company developing a feature due to begin shooting next year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brigitte Drodtloff

Brigitte Drodtloff

HUMAN (Germany)
European Dramatic Short
Session 4 / April 11th / 20:19

Brigitte Drodloff comes from a German family in Romania. By the age of ten, she was already a well-known face in the media, eventually graduating from the renowned School for Film, Theatre and Television in Bucharest. Drodtloff has successfully worked as an author, director, dramatic advisor, producer and manager of cultural events and currently she is preparing her feature film project FITSCH (www.filtsch.com).

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Alice Von Gwinner

Alice Von Gwinner

LAST WILL- IDYLL (Germany)
European Dramatic Short
Session 11 / April 12th / 18:52

Alice von Gwinner, born in Hamburg, studied media art at Bauhaus University in Weimar, where she wrote and directed three short live action film, which were successfully screened all over the world on festivals. Now she lives and works as a freelancer and filmmaker in Leipzig, Germany.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Silvia De Gironimo

Silvia De Gironimo

MY NAME IS FRANCO AND I LIKE DARK CHOCOLATE (Italy)
European Experimental Film
Session 4 / April 11th / 20:03

Silvia De Gironimo lives and works in Rome. She began her artistic activity with abstract painting, and in the last ten years she’s worked with digital photography, video art and animation. She’s participated in several video art and movies, International group exhibitions, and festivals around the world.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Ingo Putze

Ingo Putze

SOLO FINALE (Germany)
European Dramatic Short
Opening Night / April 10th / 20:15

Ingo Putze completed his short film SOLO FINALE in 2015. It was shot entirely on green screen and included 200 VFX shots. He is an Emmy Award winning VFX Supervisor and Art Director with over twenty years of experience in feature film. He received the Creative Arts Emmy Award for Sci-Fi Channel’s THE TRIANGLE and the Art Directors Guild award for HUGO.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Guillaume Levil

Guillaume Levil

THE ANKLET (France)
European Dramatic Short
Opening Night / April 10th / 21:04

Guillaume Levil has directed a few short films which were shown all over France and abroad. LA VIELLE DAME QUI NE SOURAIT PLUS (The Old Lady Who Wouldn’t Smile Anymore), a 12-minute movie, was selected for more than 60 festivals and got 17 international awards.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Yuri Alves

Yuri Alves

EXIT ROAD (Portugal, USA)
Non-European Dramatic Short
Session 3 / April 11th / 17:32

Yuri Alves is a writer-director who has directed more than a dozen films and won over a dozen film awards. His last short film project, BROKEN CLOUDS won the support of a strong fan base as well as multiple awards worldwide. Alves is also the co-founder and Creative Director of DreamPlay Productions, a digital media and production company.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

TEXTISMS (USA)
Non-European Dramatic Short
Session 5 / April 11th / 11:37

D. Jermemy Bolton’s interest in cinema came during university, where he was majoring in journalism, quickly realizing that a career in fiction was far more interesting than one dealing with facts. Once settled in Los Angeles, he embarked on making his first film: Textisms — ironically inspired when a stranger mistakenly sent him a text message one day. Jeremy seized upon this accident to craft his first short film screenplay and made it into his debut film as director, editor and co-producer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Scott Jae

Scott Jae

CODA (United Kingdom)
European Dramatic Short
Session 13 / April 12th / 14:45

Scott Jae is a ‘new-to-the-scene’ writer/director/producer of dramatic and science-fiction feature-length and short films. Although a professional music producer and infrared photographer, Scott’s move into film was an inevitable and natural process, especially as most of his musical works are considered ‘visually evoking’, and which many were produced specifically for film or TV. He now incorporates his own musical works into his productions under the performing name of ‘Pepperkayn’. Now considered a prolific writer, Scott has written more than fifty feature and short films, some of which he is now taking into production.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Nikola Vukcevic

Nikola Vukcevic

THE KIDS FROM THE MARX AND ENGELS STREET (Montenegro)
European Dramatic Feature
Session 3 / April 11th / 17:52

Nikola Vukcevic‘s films and plays have been performed/screened at more than 40 international film and theatre festivals, and he has been named an Ambassador of Montenegrin Culture by the EU’s Directorate General Enlargement. Vukcevic worked as the director/author in around 80 projects, including two feature films, ten theatre performances, four short films, one TV film, 25 half-an-hour documentaries for Montenegrin National TV, as well as numerous music videos, commercials, TV clips.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Tannaz Hazemi

Tannaz Hazemi

BEFORE THE BOMB (USA)
Non-European Dramatic Short
Session 4 / April 11th / 20:30

Tannaz Hazemi was born in 1979 in mid-revolutionary Iran and raised as a refugee in Sweden, until the age of 13 when she moved with her family to the US. At 19 she published a book on contemporary music in conjunction with MTV Italy (“99,” Oscar Mondadori) and worked as a freelance journalist covering pop-culture for Italian publications such as GQ, Grazia, and Panorama. She began directing in 2011 and has written and directed 4 short movies. Her most recent short BEFORE THE BOMB was completed in January 2015 and won several writing awards (including Best Short Script of ÉCU 2015). She is currently in pre-production on a short movie produced by VICE.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Nick Matthews

Nick Matthews

ONE EYED GIRL (Australia)
Non-European Dramatic Feature
Session 9 / April 12th/ 16:25

Nick Matthews is an AFI award winning cinematographer turned director whose directorial debut short, the tragic love story COLLISION, played at Oberhausen, Palm Springs and Melbourne film festivals, as well as winning Best Cinematography at Flickerfest. His debut feature ONE EYED GIRL premiered at the 2014 Austin Film Festival in the US where it won the “The Dark Matters Award” for best genre film.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Sebastien Pins

Sebastien Pins

A PASSION OF GOLD AND FIRE (Belgium)
European Dramatic Short
Session 9 / April 12th / 13:59

Sebastien Pins made his first documentary, which won an award at the Nature Festival of Namur in 2010, when he was 19. At 21, he made another documentary on the symbiosis between man and the bee which won an award and was selected in several festivals (Festival of the Bird and Nature, Nature Festival in Namur,…) and was broadcasted on several TV channels (RTBF, RTC,…). Little by little he became attracted by nature fiction films and in 2012 he made a short film about an old man and trees called MY FOREST which, since it was presented to the United Nations Forum, keeps on receiving awards in many festivals

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

STOP ALL JERK (France)
European Music Video
Opening Night / April 10th / 21:35

After his studies in the cinema department of the Weimar’s Bauhaus Unviersität in Deutchland, where he directed his first medium length feature film, Armel Gourvennec started as a second then first assistant director on feature films: he has worked with Jean-Jacques Beineix, Luc Besson, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Steve Bendelack, Emmanuelle Bercot and Michel Hazanavicius. In the same time he has directed several short films and music videos that have been noticed in festivals. He writes and directs for the theater too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

127 (New Zealand)
Non-European Dramatic Short
Session 2 / April 11th / 14:30

Christopher Peters is an up and coming young New Zealand Director, and screenwriter. His film 127 was made when he was Eighteen years old with funds from a car crash.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Javier Longobardo

Javier Longobardo

BELIEVE THE LIE (Spain)             WHEN GIRLS COLLIDE (Spain)
European Music Video                 European Music Video
Session 7 / April 11th / 16:00      Session 14 / April 12th / 15:52

Cinematographer/DP, Director, Editor, Producer, Writer, Javier Longobardo (Spain, 1969) began to make experimental 3D animations called Softmovies in 2005, consisting of contemplative promenades through sci-fi landscapes. He directs music videos for international artists: Arsenal, Kanye West, Los Planetas, Múm, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

LOOP (France)
Student Film
Session 13 / April 12th / 14:29

Andy Wijckelsma

Andy Wijckelsma

Andy Wijckelsma was born in Taiwan and lives in Paris. He tries to explore the potential of images in relation with sound.

 

 

 

Olivier Minet

Olivier Minet

 

Olivier Minet was born in France and lives in Paris. He studied communication, and now starts to do filmmaking.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Pseudonym (France)
European Dramatic Feature
Session 8 / April 12th / 12:18

As well as being an actor, Thierry Sebban has been drawn to directing and screenwriting. Thierry took interest in theater and co-directed LES FIANCES DE LOCHES (The Fiancés of Loches) by Feydeau, then LE MARCHAND DE SEL ET LA MOUCHE (The Salt Merchant and the Fly), by Jan Fabre, in which he also acts. In 2004, he reunited with film directing with a third short film, SOYONS ATTENTIFS (Beware…) which he wrote, produced, directed and played in. The film was selected in over fifty French and international festivals, and received a dozen awards, including the “Best French Short Film” award at the Avignon / New York Film Festival, and the “Special Jury Prize” at the Human Rights International Film Festival.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

THE DARK SIDE (USA)
Non-European Documentary
Session 12 / April 12th / 12:23

Richard Ledes is an award-winning filmmaker living in New York City. His most recent film FRED WON’T MOVE OUT starred Elliott Gould and Fred Melamed and premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

CONCRETE/NIGHT (France)
European Dramatic Short
Session 2 / April 11th/ 14:57

After studying philosophy, Noe Weil started out his professional career as a director. He first directed advertising films and music videos, and brand content movies. He is currently represented by PREMIERE HEURE, a worldwide famous French production company. He then decided to turn to fiction with this first short film he wrote and directed, and with several long-feature scripts he is currently writing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Christina Hardinge

Christina Hardinge

ANOTHER GREEN WORLD (United Kingdom)
Student Film
Session 5 / April 11th / 11:20

Christina Hardinge is a 26 year old London based filmmaker, writer and director. She has a BA in Fine Art from Cental St Martins College of Art and Design, and worked extensively as a theatre practitioner, production designer and performance artist prior to becoming a filmmaker. She was nominated for the British Council’s best short film of the year award, and best Female Director at the London Short Film Festival. Her films have been shown at notable venues including BFI, ICA, Whitechapel Gallery and Old Vic.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Andrew Richardson

Andrew Richardson

TOUCH (United Kingdom)
European Dramatic Short
Session 6 / April 11th / 13:38

Andrew Richardson studied Architecture at the WSA Cardiff University, and took some time out to work for the UNHCR on the Afghani border. After graduation he embarked on a career in production design, working in the art departments of several larger productions at Pinewood and Shepperton, and was the production designer on several independent films including the multi award winning RIFTS. Later he began a career in front of the camera and modelled for fashion brands such as Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Roberto Cavalli, and many more. He studied acting at RADA, The Actors Temple in London, and Esper Studio NYC, and performed in several theatre productions in London. More recently he attempted to combine his passion for visual aesthetic with emotional storytelling as a director creating several short films, the first of which (TOUCH) premiered at Raindance Film Festival 2014.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Robin Rippmann

Robin Rippman

ENTOMOPHOBIA (United Kingdom)
European Music Video
Session 5 / April 11th / 12:47

Robin Rippman is a Swiss director based in London. He is passionate about directing and the idea that he will create images that will remain in the minds of people.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Pablo Diartinez

Pablo Diartinez

OUT OF REACH (RAIN NIGHT) (Belgium)
European Experimental Film
Session 5 / April 11th / 12:52

Pablo Diartinez. His work and studies comprises different art fields and practices such as music, painting, graphic design, animation, film direction and transmedia arts. His audiovisual works span from fiction, documentary, videoart and videowalls for contemporary dance to direction of advertising spots or the making and supervision of special effects and motion graphics. He takes on print or web design and illustration assignments and created logo’s and visual identity systems for several brands (among which most notably the Brussels’ Musical Instruments Museum for which he art directed all of its communication for many years). He occasionally teaches, lectures, writes and sings on stage.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Davur Djurhuus

Davur Djurhuus

TERMINAL (United Kingdom)
Student Film
Session 5 / April 11th / 11:54

Davur Djurhuus is a 27-year-old writer and director from the Faroe Islands. He has also been living in Denmark, Sweden, Bolivia and London, where he graduated from Film School.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Thomas Baerten

Thomas Baerten

DE SMET(Belgium-Netherlands)
European Comedy Film
Session 11 / April 12th / 20:25

Thomas Baerten (1988) was born and raised in the Limburg town of Bilzen. At an early age he already noticed that he looked at films differently than most people. After finishing high school Thomas decided to try his luck in “the film school”. During this MA education track, Thomas learned filming, editing and producing. Thomas’ great dream has been and continues to be making movies, telling stories. He has the ambition to further complement his biography with a number of short films, series and feature films within the coming years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Daniel Lecanda

Daniel Lecanda

8 SPIDERS (Mexico)
Non-European Dramatic Short
Session 10 / April 12th / 16:00

Daniel Lecanda has always been thought of as a perfectionist and profound filmmaker. His motto “I’m not moving on till we have this shot”, is what makes Lecanda Films’ stories to be well told. He has directed and written over 10 short films, two of which have won a variety of film festivals around the world. VELADORAS, starring Mexican comedy legend Alejandro Suarez won official selection in Lucerne, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico, and 8 ARANAS has already won film festivals in San Diego, Puerto Rico, London and an official selection in the ECU in Paris. He also has directed several music videos, a Mexican National commercial and he’s about to direct and co-produce his first feature film called BRODERS.

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