Patrick Marshall receives FSC-Harvard Fellowship 2019-20

Huge congratulations to our Patrick Marshall, who is a FSC-Harvard Fellow for 2019-20. During his fellowship he will be working on a psychogeographic essay film centering on the city of Austin, TX.

https://filmstudycenter.org/fellows-works/patrick-marshall/

Stay tuned for project developments!

Pilar Palomero's debut feature, 'Las Niñas' begins shooting in Spain

The filming of 'Las niñas', Pilar Palomero's debut feature film, has begun shooting in Spain. 'Las niñas' takes place in 1992, the year of the Expo in Seville and the Olympics in Barcelona. For this, the selected locations in Zaragoza, such as the Miguel Servet Institute, the Jose Antonio Labordeta Park, the Paseo de Ruiseñores, among others, will have to travel back in time and return to what they were in the year 92. Celia, a girl of 11 years, studies in a nuns school in Zaragoza and lives with her mother. Brisa, a new companion recently arrived from Barcelona, pushes her towards a new stage in her life: adolescence. On this trip, in the Spain of the Expo and the Olympics of the year 92, Celia discovers that life is made of many truths and some lies. With a budget of 1.2 million, the film is being produced by Valérie Delpierre of Inicia Films and and Alex Lafuente de Bteam Productions, and has the support of Radio Televisión Española, Televisión de Catalunya, Televisión de Aragón, Movistar Plus, the ICAA and ICEC and the participation of the EU MEDIA Program

Gonzalo Escobar Mora to attend The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar 2019

Gonzalo Escobar Mora has been invited to attend The 65th 2019 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, to be held JUNE 15 – 21 at the COLGATE UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, NY

He will be representing Bistrik7 there, along with several curatorial and film projects that he is developing with his production company and in collaboration with Bistrik7.

http://flahertyseminar.org/

ABOUT THE FLAHERTY

The Flaherty is a nonprofit media arts institution recognized as a leader in its support of the documentary and other independent film and video.

Festival Statement: We are artists in action. We combat demagogues who oppose our notions of freedom and justice. In this era of uncertainty, we rebel against the lies and navigate what to accept or reject, what to learn or unlearn. We find solidarity in small local communities, and together we act creatively, speak out, and make works that challenge the status quo.

At the 65th Robert Flaherty Seminar we unite as an international community of artists—thinkers, makers, and activists—all in action. We discover and experience moments of beauty, truth, anarchy and conflict through film, as well as painting, performance, photography, text, and sound. We encounter the craftsmanship of those who are not afraid to battle deep, ethical questions, and whose actions split form and convention wide open. With careful attention to the process of making—the construction of sensuous textures and mythical imagery, the patterning of resistance and repetition, and the uses of performative interventions and idiosyncratic storytelling—we learn how to create powerful moments of aesthetic and political liberation.

While inhabiting the everyday practice of making, doing, living, suffering and protesting as artists today, we take inspiration from the poetics of the human condition, and step into a new terrain. In discourse, thought, and experience, we come together as a community in action to bear witness and shape our future.

Bianca Lucas presented a screening of her work in New Orleans

Bianca Lucas presented a screening of her work in New Orleans on Sunday 31 March 2019. This was a chance to catch up with her oldest, newest and prospective work and, within that context, talk about ghosts with an attending Cajun healer.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2021533834817775/?ti=cl

ALEKSANDRA NIEMCZYK's screening of Baba Vanga and new artist residency

Aleksnadra’s long-form artist’s moving image work, Baba Vanga, screened as a multi-channel installation at gallery of Bandits-Mages in Bourges, France in September 2018. This special event projection was the inauguration of her artist residency for her next film project - supported by EMAP#EMARE European Media and Art Program founded by European Commission. The residency commenced on 1st October 2018 and will culminate in a new moving image work. Stay tuned!
http://www.bandits-mages.com/blog/2018/06/25/emapemare-the-sirens-dream-par-aleksandra-niemczyk-en-residence-a-bandits-mages/

Stefan Malešević at Karlovy Vary and Film Festival della Lessinia

Stefan Malešević has been busy with two films - his upcoming debut feature film, MAMONGA, was presented at the Karlovy Vary Works in Progress:
http://www.kviff.com/en/film-professionals/book-of-projects/works-in-progress/2018

And his documentary, GORA, screened at 24. Film Festival della Lessinia, a festival dedicated to mountain films: https://www.ffdl.it/en/film/scheda/1142/gora

Emma Rozanski - Artist in Residence at The International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago

Congratulations to our Emma Rozanski (@aparticularfilm) who has been selected as the International Museum of Surgical Science Artist in Residence for Summer/Fall 2018 - A fascinating and inspiring Museum in Chicago, USA. 

During the 4 month residency, Emma will be lurking within the Museum, creating a series of video, sound and installation artworks based on/inspired by the Museum's archives, which will culminate in a solo capstone exhibition of this new work within the Museum in November 2018.

Website and info: https://imss.org/summer-fall-2018-emma-rozanski/

Keep an eye on her progress and the Museum's happenings here: @IMSS_Chicago

STEFAN MALEŠEVIĆ set to shoot this winter in Bosnia and Herzegovina

-Mamonga, Stefan's first fiction feature, is in pre-production - A three-part film, set in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro. Shooting starts on winter in Tuzla, Bosnia. The project was selected for Kino Der Kunst Project Pitch in Munich, part of the film festival by the same name, held this April, where 8 alumni of European film academies have been selected to compete for the main prize (post-production funding by ARRI), awarded by the jury presided by Doryun Chong, main curator of M+ museum in Hong Kong.

The festival will also screen his short film "The Bucket Rider" as a part of their official program. 

Stefan Malešević NEWS - screenings and development

STEFAN MALEŠEVIĆ's feature-length documentary, GORA, will be screened at the BelDocs festival in Belgrade in May.

Stefan is also developing his next two documentary projects - 'Gone with the Southern Wind', about the rise and fall of the most popular Yugoslav band, called the Southern Wind (Južni Vetar) - and a film about the peculiar Bektashi Islamic sect in Macedonia and Albania.

Morelia Film Festival screening and presentation

DOBRO, Marta Hernaiz-Pidal's short film will be shown on the 24 and 25 of October at Morelia Film Festival, one of the most recognized film festivals in México.

Marta will also present a preview 'work in progress' of her debut feature film, 'The Chaotic life of Nada', as part of Impulso Morelia, which aims to find completion funds for projects in post-production: http://moreliafilmfest.com/resultados-de-impulso-morelia-2…/

 

More screenings of Marta Hernaiz-Pidal's DOBRO

Marta Hernaiz-Pidal's short film DOBRO had its USA premiere at New York Film Festival in October as part of the Emerging Filmmakers Showcase, this narrative program features seven unique films from seven countries in six different languages.

DOBRO is also part of the official competition at Film Femmes Mediterranean in MARSEILLE http://www.films-femmes-med.org/

And is in oficial selection of Festival du Court Métrage Méditerranéen: http://www.ccm.ma/14fcmmt/programtg4.html