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"Covariance" was nominated Best Short Film at the 2012 Rwanda International Film Festival in Kigali last week.
is the third such nomination for the film. It received Best Film nods
at the Cape Winelands Film Fest in Capetown, South Africa in March, and
Best Digital Film and Best Actress nominations at the Art Deco Film Fest
in Sao Paulo, Brazil this month.
For more info on the film, please visit http://www.dawnwestlake.com
Africa in the Picture (AITP) is an independent film festival and platform for African and African Diaspora Cinema. Every year AITP organizes a film festival showcasing a unique selection of films from all over the world. AITP wants to contribute to the development of African and African Diaspora Cinema by promoting and spreading films (in the Netherlands, in the rest of Europe and at the African continent) and by offering an international platform for cinematographic professionals. By showing a modern Africa from the perspective of African filmmakers, AITP strives to inspire people in the Netherlands in developing a more complete and realistic world view.
Africa in the Picture (AITP) est un festival de film indépendant ét une plateforme pour le Cinéma de l'Afrique et de la Diaspora africaine. Chaque année AITP organise un festival de film présentant une unique sélection de films de partout dans le monde. AITP veut contribuer au développement du Cinéma de l'Afrique et de la Diaspora africaine par la promotion et la diffusion des films (aux Pays-Bas, dans le reste de l'Europe et sur le continent africain) et en offrant une plate-forme internationale pour les professionnels cinématographiques. En montrant une Afrique moderne du point de vue des cinéastes africains, AITP s'efforce d'inspirer les gens aux Pays-Bas dans l'élaboration d'une vision du monde plus équilibrée et plus réaliste.
In the first half of the 20th century, La Louvière was a prosperous mining town in Belgium. Today, more than three decades after the closing of the last mine, this same place is generally known as a grim town famous for its high unemployment rates. Still, to those who are willing to look beyond the statistics, this town reveals its beauty. In particular, this documentary shows a multicultural and convivial ...
Cape Winelands Film Festival, South Africa, 14th – 24th March
Do you like your film festivals to come accompanied by a wine
tasting, a cooking demonstration, and some live entertainment? Perhaps
catch a glimpse of the odd celebrity mingling amongst the festival
goers? Then the Cape Winelands Festival in Stellenbosch, Western Cape of
South Africa, could be just the festival for you. A ten day long
celebration of South African film plus the best of international cinema
set in a med...
Talent Campus Durban Calls for Filmmakers and Film Critics
Superimposing an African imagination on filmmaking processes, the 5th Talent Campus Durban (20-24 July) will ignite the creativity of 40 selected filmmakers from Africa in a series of masterclasses, workshops and industry networking opportunities during the Durban International Film Festival. Talent Campus Durban entices filmmakers to enhance skills, develop collaborations and interface with the dynamic future...
Director: José Manuel de S. Lopes.
An African youngster, Zé da Guiné, arrives to Lisbon looking for an abundant city, a wonderful World, where all dreams can come true. By that time, in the mid-70s, the city is only abundant in its motion and words. There was no other richness, that richness of the cornucopia he was expecting. He tries to get used to this idea, which is facilitated by the size and movement of the city. He grasps the opportunity and does what he can do best, and which is taught by experience to every African: making the new with the old. He becomes acquainted and friend with all new currents’ protagonists, from arts to the media. He reinvents fashion and invents the night. It is the Brown, the Souk, the Rockhouse, the Noites Longas, the Bebop. Lisbon prevails the night, a colorful night, where all quadrants and all chapels meet and recognize each othr in the mythical Fridays of Noites Longas. Lisbon grows, proud of its people from so many places, and creeds. Before Zé da Guiné, nights were dark, cold and scary. A quarter of a century after, what remains of all this?
Africa in Motion is already in its sixth year! The profile of the festival has grown steadily since the inaugural season in 2006 and this year, 2011, Africa in Motion focuses its attention on films and events that open doors to children and youth in Africa.
Our programme of films and events deals with many aspects relating to youth, such as education, entertainment, stories and myths, the future, and social issues affecting children and young people in Africa.
This year we made a special effort to invite schools and children to the cinema and we are screening a number of films especially for primary and secondary schools in and around Edinburgh, in collaboration with National Schools Film Week.
Alongside the film screenings, the festival has endeavoured to create fun and challenging workshops and events for Scottish children to really engage with the lives and experiences of their African counterparts and get to learn the stories best known to them.
The rest of the festival will be dedicated to our well-known quality films: epic features, contemporary gems, incisive documentaries, acclaimed shorts and animation films, with a continuing focus on children and youth in Africa.
Director: John Keatley.
Nearly one billion people in the world live without access to clean, safe water. When entrepreneur Bryan Pape learned of the clean water crisis, he realized he had the opportunity to help, and developed a business model that would help provide this most basic resource to those who need it most. Beyond the Bottle is a film about MiiR’s beginnings and their efforts to help solve the clean water crisis. Directed by award winning celebrity photographer John Keatley, this empowering documentary follows the MiiR team as they journey to Liberia, West Africa and experience firsthand the daily struggles lack of clean water creates. Explore the possibilities of how businesses can make a difference in the lives of many and learn how this small company is making a big difference.
"A Life of Death" (2003/USA/8 mins) will play in DOCartoon in Pietrasanta, Italy from September 24-30, 2011. Other titles selected for this prestigious festival are Chris Landreth's Oscar-winning "Ryan", "Yellow Sticky Notes" by 2009 Clermont-Ferrand winner Jeff Chiba Stearns, and the multiple award-winner "Giallo Milano" by Sergio Basso.
For more information on the festival, please download this program: http://issuu.com/claudianeri65/docs/docartoo...
"Covariance" will play the Zimbabwe Int'l Film Festival in Harare
between Sept. 30th-October 7th, 2011. This is the film's 2nd festival
acceptance in as many continents! (Its first fest was Comfortable
Shorts, Melbourne, Australia on Sept. 20th.)
For more information on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index.html
As we head into the studio to score our film a few thoughts cross my mind. Will I be able to deliver the proper music since I'm tied so closely to the project and what kind of music should I write? To kind of get past that I enlisted the help of a good friend of mine who is an amazing drummer and producer. We realized that film needed music to be subtle so that it would fit the pace of the film. We came up with a great idea of writing one long piece and breaking it up into parts so that th...
"A.L.I.C.E." will play the Bush Fire Festival in Malkerns, Swaziland May
27-29, 2011. Gold Lion Festival director James Hall who is curating a special
presentation of Gold Lion selectees notes that the film was included
because: "We have had previous stories about Alzheimer's, and the selection committee
likes your clever viewpoint (i.e., don’t count anyone out just yet!). Good
script, and the technical credits are all good, with beautiful locations that
provide the p...
"A.L.I.C.E." (2010/USA/15 mins.) has been accepted into its fifth
festival...on a fifth continent. North America! "A.L.I.C.E." will play
the Davis Film Festival in Davis, CA on April 8th at the Veteran's
Before Davis, "A.L.I.C.E." plays in the DIFF in Vina del Mar, Chile, the
Angry Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia, the Cape Winelands Film
Fest in Capetown, South Africa, and the Corto Helvetico al Femminile in
"A.L.I.C.E." (2010/USA/15 mins) has now been accepted into its fourth festival...on four continents! It will be screened in the Angry Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia, the DIFF in Vina del Mar, Chile and Cape Winelands Film Festival in Capetown, South Africa in March. In April, it plays in the Corto Helvetico al Femminile in Losone, Switzerland. For more information: http://www.dawnwestlake.com
A film by Tino Schwanemann. Music by Steffen Greisiger & The Film Orchestra Babelsberg.
Africa is full of nature’s colors. A colorful experience! The social, political and economical problems of the continent, however, are unsaturated. Neither black nor white, but endless gray.
"Africa Light" - as white local citizens call Namibia. The name suggests romance, the beauty of nature and promises a life witho...
Director: Ram Loevy.
It seemed like a simple story: a group of Israeli "drum addicts" travel to the Republic of Mali, to study the Djembe, the ceremonial African drumming. Gradually it becomes a highly charged encounter between black Muslims and white Jews, between Hi-Tec experts and poor villagers and ends as a heart breaking love affair.
Die ENTWICKLUNGSPOLITISCHEN FILMTAGE
LINZ sind ein jährlich stattfindendes Festival. Das
(ober)österreichische Filmfestival widmet sich einem jährlich
wechselnden Schwerpunktland und macht dieses "mit allen Sinnen"
bekannt. Neben Filmbeiträgen (Dokumentationen, Spielfilmen.
Kurzfilmen) nähert sich die Veranstaltung mit kulinarischen
Köstlichkeiten, einem kulturellen Rahmenprogramm, Vorträgen und
Podiumsdiskussionen dem Schwerpunktland an.
Das Festival ist öffentlich
ENTWICKLUNGSPOLITISCHE FILMTAGE LINZ is
a yearly organised festival. The (Upper)Austrian festival
concentrates on a yearly changing country of interest and tries to
introduce them "with all senses". Beside movies
(documentary, featrures, shorts) the festival offers special cuisine,
cultural framework program, lectures and discussions. All focusing on
the country of interest.
The festival is open to the public.
The line-up of films for the fifth annual trinidad+tobago film festival, which takes place from September 22 to October 5, has been confirmed. As ever, the festival will be showcasing the best in Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora films, as well as films from Latin America countries in the Caribbean basin. The festival screens feature-length narrative and documentary films, and also short films.
One of the most anticipated films in this year's line-up is Moloch Tropical, the ...
Director: Andreas Apostolidis.
A film about how the local population of Tanzania has been evicted to make way for the creation of the world’s most famous nature reserves.
Set in the famous Serengeti and the Ngorongoro crater, the film explores how the parks came to be and how western perceptions about nature radically altered both the East African landscape and society.
The film focuses on the people who "shouldn't be there", not only because their voices are rarely heard but also because they are still being antagonised and excluded, while the tourist industry is rapidly depleting the area's natural resources.
Mahamet-Saleh Haroun and the cast of Un homme qui crie brought a sense of quiet pride and solemnity to the press conference following the In Competition film's screening Sunday morning. Director Haroun discussed the tension and danger involved in the making of his film set in modern-day Chad. Un homme qui crie follows the story of a father and son, while also shedding light on the current tumultuous state of Chad as well as many other countries in Black Africa. Haroun explained that he learned ...
Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. Considered by most scientists to be the origin of mankind, Africa is a continent of 53 independent countries and a rich mix of native peoples. Africa is the focus of development agendas for governments, development organizations, and donors. Does anyone govern well in Africa? -AFRICA by ManuelSeixasCreate bumper stickers online at zazzle.com" mce_src=" AFRICA by ManuelSeixasCreate bumper stickers onlin...
Director: Brigitte Uttar KORNETZKY.
GOD NO SAY SO
Sierra Leone 2009
Brigitte Uttar Kornetzky
Director, Editor, DOP
After 11 years of a war they did not understand, rife with horrible war crimes, Sierra Leoneans live fraternally and peacefully despite a ruthless corruption, which strips them of the basic necessities. God No Say So weaves a colourful mosaic of Sierra Leone and her peoples' extraordinary forgiveness and resilience.
In a crux moment, a baker maimed during the conflict still feels unsettled and cannot find peace within himself. With the camera characteristically close, he is asked if he would seek revenge against the man who did this to him, he replies after a long moment of silence, "Me? God no say so."
Yet God is not the centerpiece for tales of survival, access to water, education, hard work, prostitution, and fear of accused war criminal Charles Taylor. While filming, Taylor literally flew over in a helicopter on his way to jail in Freetown, which was terrifying for everyone being filmed at the time. His trial at The Hague should end this Fall, with the sentencing perhaps in 2010.
Over two hundred at time survived the war in the belly of a bridge above the ocean. Kornetzky was the first outsider to see it. The core group of survivors breaks rocks beside the bridge for a meager living. "No stealing. No fighting. Righteousness. Together as one." It's a contemporary post war bohemia.
In a long conversation between a broker and a woman with keen wit who hustles Whites when she can, to support her family, we find a treasure about hope, dreams, and optimism.
"Corruption is so rife", we hear a journalist say, that everything goes to a few people, while the others suffer miserably. Then the camera descends into a shantytown by the ocean.
God No Say So captures a spot in human history so dark that it demands a new order of our minds. Searching within so much confusion doesn’t find solid ground. The victims’ minds still turn, as do ours, with their outrageous reality. The criminal acts are enormous. Could our neighbors – our children - could we do this? Why is this happening to this good spirited people?
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