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!

Curation of Bistrik7 films screening in Bourges on 17th November 2018

A curated program of short films by Bistrik7 filmmakers will be screened in Bourges, France on 17th November 2018, at 6pm, as part of this year’s Bandits Mages -Unstable reality and shifting knowledges. Mending the Fabric of the World -

Link to info: http://rencontres2018.bandits-mages.com/carte-blanche/

This is the most wonderful list of films:

Namsuk Kim - Self Portrait 4m

Marta Hernaiz Pidal - Spoon 4m
Bianca Lucas - Bogeyman 23m
Emma Rozanski - Pangaea 8m
Patrick Marshall - A Letter to John Fitzgerald Kennedy Concerning Outer Space, Assassinations, and the Cosmic Universal Cinema 9m
Pilar Palomero - Horta 15m
Andre Gil Mata - Num Globo De Neve 9m
Gonzalo Escobar Mora - Pool Version 20m
Marta Hernaiz Pidal - Cycle 8m
Manel Raga - Manel Lives In Sarajevo 5m

(and here is a full program of events - lots of exciting stuff to see)

Kudos to Aleksandra Niemczyk & Graeme Cole for curating the program.

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

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

Sarajevo Film Festival - Bistrik7 Film listings and ticket sales

A few of us @Bistrik7 have film premieres at the upcoming Sarajevo Film Festival (@22ndSFF - Aug 12th-20th).

Tickets and screening details are now online so here's a guide to seek out and see our films there. 

Many of us will be attending so come and say hi if you go see our films...goes without saying we thoroughly recommend them all!

PAPAGAJKA (The Parrot) / 82mins / dir: Emma Rozanski / Drama-Thriller / English and Bosnian language / 2016

BABA VANGA / 77mins / dir: Aleksandra Niemczyk / Drama / English and French language / 2016

POOL VERSION / 21mins dir: Gonzalo Escobar Mora / Drama / Bosnian language / 2016

GORA / 76mins / dir: Stefan Malesevic/ Documentary / 2016

DOBRO / 10mins / dir: Marta Hernaiz Pidal / Bosnian language / 2016

NOĆ / 10mins / dir: Pilar Palomero / 2016