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!

Kaori Oda debuts new documentary feature 'Cenote' debuts at The Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

Directed by our Kaori Oda and Co-produced by our Marta Hernaiz Pidal - a Japanese-Mexican co-production.

Details:

Cenote

JAPAN, MEXICO / 2019 / 75 min
Director: Oda Kaori
Cenotes—sources of water that in ancient Mayan civilization were said to connect the real world and the afterlife. The past and present of the people living in and around them intersect, and distant memories echo throughout immersive scenes of light and darkness. The latest film from the director of Aragane (YIDFF 2015).

Festival website: http://www.fivafestival.com.ar/#participar

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

Singapore International Festival of Arts presents Ghazi Alqudcy's debut feature, 'Temporary Visa'

Ghazi Alqudcy’s debut feature film 'Temporary Visa' will be screening in Singapore for two days as part of the Singular Screens curated by Asian Film Archive as part of the Singapore International Festival of Arts.

Details:

19 May, Sun, 5pm Oldham Theatre (THIS SUNDAY)
25 May, Sat, 2pm Screening Room (NEXT SATURDAY)

Watch the trailer for Temporary Visa
https://vimeo.com/330407148

You can get your tickets here:
https://www.sifa.sg/singular-screens/temporary-visa

Ghazi will be attending the screening so do stay for the Q&A session.

BHFF PRESENTS: MARTA HERNAIZ PIDAL 11th April 2019

BHFF PRESENTS: MARTA HERNAIZ PIDAL

The BHFF / Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival is proud to present a Q&A with Marta Hernaiz Pidal as part of the sixteenth annual festival! On Thursday, April 11, Hernaiz Pidal joins us following the 8:45pm screening of her film The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadić, a moving drama that seamlessly blurs fiction and documentary in chronicling the life of a single mother whose young child is diagnosed with autism. See the trailer here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKywSInsN9w

Marta Hernaiz Pidal is a Mexican filmmaker with a degree in film and television, and a master’s degree in fine arts with a specialty in film direction obtained at the film.factory school in Sarajevo, which was founded by the renowned Hungarian director Béla Tarr. In 2016, her short film Dobro was part of the official selection of Cannes Film Festival in the Cinefondátion section. Her first feature film, The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadić saw its world premiere at the Berlinale Forum 2018.

Tickets to The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadić and Q&A with Hernaiz Pidal are on sale now!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/presentation-4-the-chaotic-lif…

In Hernaiz Pidal’s The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadić, Nada is a dedicated single mother, disaffected with her tumultuous domestic life yet unable to piece together a plan to change it. After Nada finds out her daughter is on the autistic spectrum, together they embark on a journey through the Balkans in search of peace with the past, and acceptance of new realities. On their long drive through the foggy, rainy countryside, and away from the chaos of home, perhaps they can form new bonds, and learn new ways to communicate with one another. The BHFF invites you to join us for this special presentation and Q&A with Hernaiz Pidal on Thursday, April 11, at 8:45pm!

The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadić wins the Jury Prize at the Festival International de Films de Femmes

The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadić (Writer/Director Marta Hernaiz Pidal) has won the Jury Prize at the @Festival International de Films de Femmes, one of the oldest and most important festivals for women filmmakers!

Here were the comments from the jury:

« Comme des chasseurs d’éclairs, on attend un moment où l’on peut se retrouver à contempler le spectacle que peut nous donner à voir une tornade, à se passionner pour des objets pris à l’intérieur, se dire qu’on ne les avait jamais vus comme ce...

" like lightning hunters, we're waiting for a moment where we can find ourselves to contemplate the show that can give us to see a tornado, to is for objects taken inside, to say that we've never seen them Like this before. This is what we offer the chaotic life of nada kadic, by a whole singular look... " - Fiction Jury

Congratulations Marta and the team!

Rozanski's debut feature, Papagajka, at Chicago's Nightingale Cinema

On Monday 25th Feb at the lovely and quaint cinema The Nightingale, Emma Rozanski's striking and weird debut feature film PAPAGAJKA (accompanied by two lovely shorts by up and coming directors) screened to a full room, followed by a robust and interesting Q&A with the director following the screening - @NightCine http://nightingalecinema.org/ #SupportIndieFilm #womeninfilm

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's feature, PAPAGAJKA available to watch on @SeedandSpark

As of today, the wonderful new USA-based streaming site, Seed and Spark (who are also a great crowdfunding platform for films with a unique twist on this service), have our Emma Rozanki’s (@aparticularfilm) debut feature film, Papagajka (The Parrot) available to watch online.

Their platform is very inclusive as they offer a pay what you can model, so they are accessible for those with lower incomes. So we’re very happy that Rozanki’s film is now in their online catalogue for an ever-growing audience to watch.

WATCH THE FILM HERE: https://www.seedandspark.com/watch/papagajka

Every viewing the film gets supports the filmmaker and will help her continue to make films!

Enjoy!

-Bistrik7 x

Berlinale Premieres for films by Marta Hernaiz Pidal and Andre Gil Mata

Congratulations to our Bistrik7 colleagues Marta Hernaiz Pidal and André Gil Mata ! Both are premiering feature films at Berlinale this year, along with our teacher Guy Maddin. Viva la família de Sarajevo and Bistrik7! 
Here is the Press Release from The Berlinale:
https://www.berlinale.de/…/pres…/alle/Alle-Detail_41108.html

Emma Rozanski's debut feature, Papagajka, now available to watch online

After its premiere at SXSW Film Festival a couple of years ago and subsequent festival screenings around the globe, you can now watch Emma Rozanski's debut feature film PAPAGAJKA (aka The Parrot) online.

UK/Europe - Watch here on Amazon: http://amzn.eu/1GdeXh7 (Amazon On Demand and Prime)

USA - Watch here: http://a.co/bxM8WgR (Via Amazon.com Prime and Amazon Video on Demand)

Canada/USA - also Watch here: https://www.fandor.com/films/parrot_papagajka
(Subscription based, but free trials are available)

Rest of the world - If you have an Amazon.com or an  account you can watch via the links above in many countries not just UK/USA (Sadly not her home country of Australia just yet).

Keep up to date on other availability here:

https://www.facebook.com/PapagajkaFilm/

Go forth, watch and enjoy!

Watch Emma Rozanski's debut feature in North America on @Fandor

Emma Rozanski's debut feature film, PAPAGAJKA (SXSW Premiere), is now available to watch on VOD via FANDOR in Canada and the USA.

You can watch if you are a subscriber of Fandor, via Apple TV, or you can sign up for a free trial subscription (there are loads of amazing movies on the platform so it's well worth a try)

Here's the link to @Fandor

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Emma Rozanski's PAPAGAJKA awarded at The Massachusetts Independent Film Festival

Congratulations to Emma Rozanski, whose debut feature film, PAPAGAJKA, has been awarded several prizes at The Massachusetts Independent Film Festival:

Best Narrative Feature Film

Best Director, Emma Rozanski

Best Cinematography, Malte Rosenfeld

Best Actress, Susanna Cappellaro

http://www.massiff.org/

Stefan Malešević news

An update on the film happenings of our Stefan Malešević: 

In May, Gora, a 78min documentary shot in Kosovo, won the Best Camera award and Best Film award at the BelDocs international film festival in Belgrade.

In August, Gora was screened at DokuFest in Prizren, where it got a Special Mention from the BalkanDox jury.

In August, Stefan was a member of the jury for documentaries at the Montenegro Film Festival in Herceg Novi.

UK Premiere of Papagajka at East End Film Festival

Emma Rozanski's feature debut, Papagajka, will have its UK premiere in London at the East End Film Festival - she and some cast and crew will also be there for a Q&A afterwards.

Where: The Rio Cinema, Dalston E8

When SAT June 17th 3:45pm

Screening details: http://www.eastendfilmfestival.com/programme-archive/papagajka/

Tickets: https://riocinema.org.uk/RioCinema.dll/WhatsOn?Film=9428549