One Line by Sobral Manu and Fernando Calabron (Germany/Vietnam, 2014)
Biographical note of the author Sobral Manu lives in Berlin since 2013, curator and producer of ENTRETODOS – Internacional Human Rights Short Film Festival of São Paulo,Brazil. Filmmaker and Writer, is one of the producer/directors of Ausland Films based in Berlin and she is also part of the contemporary literature collective EDITH. One of the last documentary, directed with Fernando Calabron, is One line.
Synopsis Kim is a young boy who works in the Reunification Railways in Vietnam. Each week he crosses the country several times. Now, a new year is waiting for him after the last stop.
Une passion d’or et de feu (A passion of gold and fire) byPins Sébastien (Belgium, 2014)
Biographical note of the author Sebastien Pins was born on 30 May 1990 In Namur. He followed an audiovisual training at the S.A.E. Institute in Brussels and the Institute of Media in Louvain-la-Neuve. Afeter first experiences as director of documentary, in 2012 he made a short film about an old man and trees called “My Forest” which keeps on receiving awards in many festivals.
Synopsis A beekeeper shares his worries about the future of his apiary school. A passion of gold and fire which definitely helps our environment to keep on living.
Non tutte le cose si consumano by Riccardo Cattapan (Italy, 2014)
Biographical note of the author Riccardo Cattapan studied visual arts and performing arts at the University IUAV of Venice. Videomaker, he has created audiovisual narratives in industrial and crafts, music videos, short films, commercials and documentaries.
Synopsis Short movie about the company Ceramics Maroso (Nove, Vicenza) made by filmmaker Richard Cattapan. Published in 2015, as part of the Dreams in the drawers, financed by the Veneto Region with the notice “Making network to compete” (DGR n. 448 of 04/04/2014) with funding from the European Social Fund.
Biographical note of the author She graduated at the DAMS of Bologna (110/110) with a thesis on art and new technologies analyzing interactivity ‘and multisensory. she collaborates with Jolefilm (Backstage of “Sergeant” by Marco Paolini, filming for the movie “Who won ga?” Marco Paolini). She collaborates with Studio Two and Planet mountain to the creation of a web TV for the Trento Film Festival 2008-2009. She has been working in the field of video and multimedia. She also deals with the theater, dance, Storytelling and teaching.
Synopsis Places of memory and present, water, fire, artisan wisdom: four are the “movements” that give life to the production of glassware Nason Moretti Murano, historical company of the Venetian territory.
Biographical note of the author Françoise Desbois is a French self-taught chef. Since she moved to Berlin, she founded “Abécédaire” with Pierre Lejeune, a series of alphabetical dinners. Over the years she also has recreated edible version of Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin.
Synopsis A tasty dive into a Japanese noodle soup in Berlin. Cocolo Ramen is paying tribute to the Japanese noodle cult movie Tampopo, with a poetic, musical and slurping journey through the daily routine of a popular ramen restaurant in Berlin.
Fiddlers on the roof by Alexander Hahn (Latvia, 2015)
Biographical note of the author: Hahn’s work addresses the electronic image as a technological metaphor for perception, memory and dream, its existence oscillating between lighting up and blanking. He participates at many festival and he receives different prizes, among the last Cultural Prize of the City of Rapperswil-Jona/CH (2011), Cultural Award of St. Gallen/CH (2009), Media Production Grant of the New York State Council on the Arts, New York (2008).
Biographical note of the author Jerome de Gerlache studied at INSAS image section. After different experience as director of photography, He moved to Paris in 2007 where began to direct advertisements and his first short film, The Meeting, selected in several European festivals. He still directs advertisements and has just completed the feature documentary Heart of Glass about the life of the glass artist, Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert.
Synopsis This film is the preamble of the documentary Heart of Glass. Heart of Glass is a journey. A road trip through several countries on two continents in pursuit of a story. The story of a young glass blower with a singular talent: Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert.
Biographical note of the author Denis Volte is a musician and a composer. He’s at the head of the development at Mysteo and he’s writing his first feature film script. “The Battle of Britain” is his first professional short film.
Synopsis A merciless economic war. In order to survive, a vast industrial group uses new management techniques. What will be the part of Gérard in the battle?
Biographical note of the author Wilma Massucco took part in various competitions in the field of documentary earning several awards including the National Award on Human Rights in 2014, a special mention to MWIFF 2013 and a special recognition in the Premio Maria Rita Saul.
Synopsis Against prejudices of a male-centered world, both with regards to employees and customers, during the hardships of the global economic crisis,Graziella is a 45 year old beautician who decides to continue productions in the family foundry after the sudden death of her husband. Though she knew nothing about that industry up to that time, within 8 years she succeeds in tripling the number of her employees and raising sales from 400.000 to 3 MLN Euros.
Biographical note of the author Graduated in Literature in Naples, Alessandro Focareta now lives in Barcelona, where he studied film and photography, and Santo Domingo, where he worked as a documentary filmmaker
Synopsis José Grullón has been working for more than thirty years in his typography, together with a few collaborators and machines. Notwithstanding the new digital technology, José has decided not to change his way of working. The resistance he poses against new ways of working does not derive from the refusal of innovation, but it is connected with his interpretation of the special relation that links humans and machines. The knowledge of new digital techniques is combined with mechanical obsolescence, which seems not to care of the passage of time.