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Boy,s Things (Raquel Colera) Spain

Boy,s Things
Raquel Colera
Spain. 2022. 14 min

The 90’s. Summer begins in a rural town. Marta, a happy and innocent 12-year-old girl, enjoys playing football with her friends, riding a bike and building the same hut every year. Everything in her world is perfect, but Marta is different from the other girls in the village: besides being the leader of her gang of friends, she is the only girl in the group. Although gender has never been an obstacle in their friendship, this is about to change: Loren, a 16-year-old boy, arrives in town and approaches Marta’s friends, changing their gaze towards her. Loren has come to stay, and with him puberty and gender roles. Will Marta lose her innocence and accept the rules of her new world?

RAQUEL COLERA

Raquel Colera has a degree in Audiovisual Communication. She has worked in the film industry as a Producer and Production Manager for almost 20 years. Throughout her professional career, she has collaborated with directors such as Rodrigo Rodero (El idioma imposible), Ramón Salazar (10,000 Nights Nowhere) or Inés París (Manzanas, pollos y quimeras).
She has recently redirected her career towards screenwriting and directing: during 2021 she co-directed the fiction short film “Medina Querida”, which was awarded Best Short Film at the 16th EIMA Marathon of the Medina del Campo Film Festival and selected at FICAB 2021 in Argentina. She has also written and directed this fiction short film “Boys’ things” (2022). At the same time, she is developing the feature film of the same name, her first fiction project as screenwriter and director.

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Other Ray (Jaydip Mukherjee) India

Other Ray
Jaydip Mukherjee
India. 2022. 34 min

OTHER RAY documents the amazing ability of Satyajit Ray to communicate through an array of artistic platforms like a polyglot. Beside his acclaimed stature as a Filmmaker, he had been an Illustrator, a Calligrapher, a Musician and an Author of extraordinary capacity rendering his films a feast of diverse art forms, seamlessly merging to embellish the stories that he narrated. Like every ace narrator, he spoke his own story through his variegated works spread over a bewildering variety of media. Yet the narrations were inevitably illuminated by his interpretation of colliding values without blurring his own sympathy and ethical coordinate. Much of his moral landscape had been inherited from his ancestors who had had seminal contributions in the reimagining of middle class Bengali identity through the lens of humanists. He had picked up the rest from a variety of cultural ambiance and people whom he met in his formative age.
OTHER RAY deals with both the incubation as well as the splendid flowering of Satyajit Ray not merely as a Filmmaker ranking among the immortals of world cinema but all the other notes as well that had blended in him to create an aesthetic symphony, with few peers, if any.

JAYDIP MUKHERJEE

JAYDIP MUKKHERJEE is a renowned filmmaker, have been making documentaries and other genres of films for the last 35 years. His films have been selected thrice in the Indian Panorama in IFFIs, won UN-FAO Awards including his films’ participations in many important foreign film festivals over the years. His retrospective of films was organized at the White Chapel Art Gallery in London and by the Films Division, Ministry of I & B, Government of India at Nandan, Kolkata. His impotant documentaries include GAGANENDRANATH, STRINGS OF MELODIES : Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, PATHER PANCHALI: A LIVING RESONANCE, MILES TO GO (on marginalized child labourers) (for PSBT), BEGUMA PARVEEN SULTANA : The Queen of Melody (for Films Division), THOSE VILLAGES BREATHE HOCKEY (On Tribal hockey in India) (For Films Division), COLOURS OF DREAMS ( On Tagore’s Paintings), JAMINI RAY (For DDII, International Chanel), ART & ARTISTS OF SANTINIKETAN ( for DD BHARATI- 5 episodes), NABANEETA DEV SEN (For Sahitya Akademi), SHALOM : The Peace (On the Jewish Community of Kolkata) , OTHER RAY : Art of Satyajit Ray and so on. He has made films for Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of I & B, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of HRD, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Doordarshan National and DD Bharti, UGC-EMRC St. Xaviers’ College, Vidyasagar University etc. He is the media consultant to Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (North Bengal Agricultural University) and a Guest Faculty in the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, SRCMU, Jhargram. He is a regular article contributor on Cinema in leading Bengali dailies and periodicals. His publications include FILM-er PATHHSHALA : PRAK-CINEMAY SATYAJIT & CINEMANAMA (both in Bengali).

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Naanera (Deepankar Prakash) India

Naanera
Deepankar Prakash
India. 2021. 116 min

After the death of his father, Manish’s uncles start taking his life,s decisions. His journey leads him to a questionable point when he begins a secret love affair with a cousin and the family finds itself in the midst of another death.

DEEPANKAR PRAKASH

Deepankar Prakash is an Indian film director and screenwriter. Deepankar made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed film Mooso – The Mouse. He has also made a Hotstar Quix Original web-series called Crime Next Door. As a filmmaker, he is known for his award winning short films such as Masakkali, Kaagpanth, Podarok and Naked Voice.

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The Night of the 21st (Omer Sterenberg) Israel

The night of the 21st
Omer Sterenberg
Israel. 2022. 14 min

Three childhood friends from a kibbutz represent the strengths and the fissures in Israeli society. They are reunited for a night of fun and exuberance which turns into a reckoning as each of them has taken a different path. And each has to deal with the tension and the love they feel for one another.

OMER STERENBERG

Born in 1992. His first short film, Listening In, participated in dozens of international film festivals, including Berlin Film Festival 2020 and won several prizes in others.

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festivals@jsfs.co.il

Ordinary (Gil Fermon) Israel

Ordinary
Gil Fermon
Israel. 2022. 22 min

Squad commander Noah is two days before his discharge. In the meantime, the military routine continues as he and his soldiers patrol the border. Unexpectedly a young Palestinian boy crosses the border fence, is caught and Noah comes face to face with someone who, like himself, just wants to get home.

GIL FERMON

Born in 1988 in Israel and grew up in Jerusalem. holds a B.A. degree in Humanities Arts from Tel Aviv University and is currently studying for a master’s degree in philosophy at Tel Aviv University. He practices meditation. Worked as an Assistant director and producer for several short films and music videos, a photographer for documentary productions and as a freelance editor.

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Awards Imagineindia 2022

BEST FILM

1 – Neighbours (Mano Khalil) Switzerland

2 – Amira (Mohamed Diab) Egypt

2 – Eternally Younger Than Those Idiots (Ryohei Yoshino) Japan

BEST DIRECTOR

1 – Mohamed Diab. Amira (Mohamed Diab) Egypt

2 – Deepa Mehta. Funny Boy (Deepa Mehta) Canada

2 – Ryohei Yoshino. Eternally Younger Than Those Idiots (Ryohei Yoshino) Japan

BEST ACTRESS

1 – Saba Mubarak / Tara Abboud. Amira (Mohamed Diab) Egypt

2 – Yui Sakuma. Eternally Younger Than Those Idiots (Ryohei Yoshino) Japan

2 – Zhang Zimu. The Coffin Painter (Da Fei) China

BEST ACTOR

1 – Lopsang. The Coffin Painter (Da Fei) China

1 – Li Jiu Xiao. Streetwise (Jiazuo Na) China

BEST SCRIPT

1 – Mano Khalil. Neighbours (Mano Khalil) Switzerland

2 – Na Jiazuo. Streetwise (Jiazuo Na) China

BEST DOP

1 – Satya Nagpaul. Crescent Night (Gurvinder Singh) India

2 – Ahmed Gabr. Amira (Mohamed Diab) Egypt

BEST MUSIC

1 – Mario Batkovic. Neighbours (Mano Khalil) Switzerland

2 – Xiao Bohan. The Coffin Painter (Da Fei) China

BEST SOUND DESIGN

1 – 2000 Songs of Farida (Yolkin Tuychiev) Uzbekistan

BEST EDITING

1 – Neighbours (Mano Khalil) Switzerland

2 – Funny Boy (Deepa Mehta) Canada

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

1 – Eternally Younger Than Those Idiots (Ryohei Yoshino) Japan

2 – Amira (Mohamed Diab) Egypt

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1 – Reconstruction of Occupation (Jan Sikl) Czech Republic, Slovakia

2 – My Childhood My Country (Phil Grabsky, Shoaib Sharifi) Great Britain

LIFE AWARD

1 – The Portraits (Bijukumar Damodaran) India

2 – Oliver Black (Tawfik Baba) Morocco

2 – Red Pomegranate (Sharipa Urazbayeva) Kazakhstan

BEST SHORT FILM

1 – Lili Alone (Zou Jing) China

2 – A World Free of Crisis (Ted Hardy-Carnac) France

BEST POSTER

1 – Funny Boy (Deepa Mehta) Canada

2 – Tree Full of Parrots (Jayaraj) India

BEST SPANISH SHORT FILM

1 – On The Second Floor (Marco Araujo) Spain

BEST STUDENT FILM

Bablu Babylon Se (Abhijeet Sarthi) SRFTI. India

SPECIAL MENTIONS TO CHILD ACTORS

Tree Full of Parrots (Jayaraj) India

Neighbours (Mano Khalil) Switzerland

BEST SOUTH ASIAN FEATURE FILM

  • Dostojee (Prasun Chatterjee) India

BEST SOUTH ASIAN DOCUMENTARY

  • Kekee Manzil (Behroze Gandhy, Dilesh Korya) India, United Kingdom

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Ángela Molina (Spain)

RECOGNITION TO AN INSTITUTION

  • SRFTI (India)

We Are Never Alone (Petr Vaclav) Czech Republic

We Are Never Alone
Petr Vaclav
Czech Republic. 2016. 105 min

A paranoid prison guard moves into a village flanked by a state motorway. He befriends his new neighbour, an unemployed hypochondriac supported by his wife, working in the local grocery. Weary of life and caring for her two sons, she develops an attraction to the nightclub bouncer, but he is in love with the club stripper, who is in turn waiting for the father of her child to return from the same prison where our prison guard works. A story about the demons of our day.

Duduvá plays Sylva, a single mother whose partner is in jail. She works in a nightclub where Godla woos her without much success. He, in turn, is the unlikely object of desire of a middle-aged woman (Lenka Vlasáková) who works in a small grocery shop. She is married to a fiery hypochondriac who wastes his days in self-loathing and/or conspiring with an ultra-nationalist prison guard (Miroslav Hanus).

PETR VACLAV

Petr Václav was born on June 11, 1967 in Prague, Czechoslovakia [now in Czech Republic]. He is a director and writer, known for Marian (1996), Paralelní svety (2001) and Cesta ven (2014). Graduated from the Department of Documentary Creation at FAMU in 1995(Prague).

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Hello, Children (Mark Donskoy) Russia

Hello, Children
Mark Donskoy
Russia. 1962. 75 min

Children from different parts of the world found themselves in a pioneer camp on the Black Sea coast. And suddenly a Japanese girl named Ineko fell ill and other children are doing everything possible to help her. The doctor promised her that she would recover if she made a thousand cranes out of paper.

MARK DONSKOY

Mark Donskoy was born in Odessa in a Jewish family. During the Civil War, he served in the Red Army (1921-1923), and was held captive by the White Russians for ten months. Freed and discharged from military service, he studied psychology and psychiatry at the Crimean Medical School. In 1925 he graduated from the legal department of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Crimean M.V. Frunze University in Simferopol. He then worked in investigative bodies, in the Supreme Court of the Ukrainian SSR, and in the bar association. He released a collection of short stories about his life called “Prisoners” (1925).

Donskoy began his career in film in 1926. He worked in the script department, then as an assistant director in Moscow, later as an editing assistant in Leningrad. In 1935 he became the first Soviet dubbing director; he dubbed the American film “The Invisible Man”. In addition to subsequently directing numerous films, he also worked from time to time as a studio administrator: in 1938-1941, and in 1945-1955 he was the administrative director of Soyuzdetfilm’s film studio in Moscow; in 1942-1945 and in 1955-1957 he was director of the Kiev film studio; after 1957, he was director and art director of the Maxim Gorky film studio where he mentored Ousmane Sembène.

A World Free of Crisis (Ted Hardy-Carnac) France

A World Free of Crisis
Ted Hardy-Carnac
France. 2021. 27 min

Emilie is struggling in life. After numerous unsuccessful interviews, the lively but clumsy 30 year-old finds herself under a great deal of social pressure and fears to lose her home. Naturally she has high hopes when she is called in for a new interview, but in this future society that plays by slightly different rules, nothing goes as planned…

TED HARDY-CARNAC

Ted Hardy-Carnac is a French screenwriter and film director. Having originally studied engineering and business (at ESSEC Business School), Ted decided to continue his career in cinema directing.
Since then he has written and directed four short movies, all rewarded in many festivals and bought by numerous TV channels (France 3, Canal+, OCS, TV5 Monde, TF1…).
Ted just finished his new short movie, “A world free of crisis” (produced by La Belle Affaire Productions, in association with OCS). He is currently working with Delante Productions on his first feature, “Le Goût du temps qui passe“, which he wrote during his time at the renowned La Fémis Film School.

FILMOGRAPHY

  • A world free of crisis (2021)
  • Tunisia 2045 (2016)
  • In the past tense (2014)
  • Lifever (2013)
  • Near future (2012)

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ted284@hotmail.com

Salto (Nuno Baltazar) Portugal

Salto
Nuno Baltazar
Portugal. 2020. 14 min

On a day like any other, Alexandre returns home to find out his mother has disappeared.

NUNO BALTAZAR

Nuno Baltazar is a filmmaker from Lisbon, Portugal. He’s an alumnus of Cinéfondation’s La Résidence and of the Locarno Filmmakers Academy.
His previous shorts “Doce Lar” (2014) and “California” (2018) screened in several festivals and won numerous awards.
“Salto” (2020), his latest film, premiered in Curtas Vila do Conde. Nuno is currently developing his first feature film and several episodic projects for TV.

DIRECTOR,S NOTE

2012, Portugal is deep in economic crisis. On September 15, half a million citizens rallied against the punishing austerity measures imposed by the government, the largest protest in 50 years.
With high unemployment and weak job growth, people were losing hope.
Not only in Portugal but in many other European countries as well. It was during this time that the idea for SALTO came to me, from a seemingly mundane episode.
Inside a supermarket, I saw a young boy looking for his mother, who worked there but apparently skipped work on that day. Confused, the boy wandered aimlessly and eventually left, all by himself. What happened to his mother? Where did he go after that?
The event sparked memories of my own childhood, and I was fascinated mostly by what I didn’t know.
For me, a film always begins with something from life itself. In SALTO, I was interested in examining a day in the life of a young boy as he drifts through a city overwhelmed by the recession, reimagining not only a temporal and geographic space but also an emotional universe.

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