The Lagos State Government under the able and dynamic leadership of His Excellency Executive Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has endorsed the annual Eko International Film Festival. This collaboration is line with his vision of making Lagos State the hub of Entertainment not only in the West African sub-region but the entire Africa at large. Eko International Film Festival is to promote the country’s economy & tourism potential of Lagos by creating opportunities for international co-productions and distribution, thus bringing the world film market to Lagos.The film festival is coming up October 24-29, 2016 in Lagos. www.ekoiff.org
The festival theme will be one of the major discussions during the Eko International Film Festival Master Class.
Participants will come from the film industry especially film directors and producers and professionals from companies – multinationals.
The master class conversation will help filmmakers leverage on company brands around their demography in collaborating in film business.
The on two days master class will be debating on how filmmakers and product and servicing companies can work together in promoting their brands through films.
Master classes offer an opportunity for renowned directors to share their screen experience and memories and dialogue with an audience of film lovers.
We look forward seeing you during the Master Class.
The annual Eko International Film Festival is to launch a film institute during her 7th edition coming up October 24-29.2016.The institute is billed to fill the gap between the new entrants into the Nollywood film industry and established practitioners.
The launch will be during the festival workshop on
Youth development in art workshop: 7th edition Eko Int’l Film Festival.
Our two-day workshop in youth development in Arts will be of immense benefit to our young generation. Arts can save lives. Arts can turn around a troubled teenager; get young men and women off the streets into creative and constructive pursuit. Art can change attitude, build self-esteem and redirect the path of wayward, art can also prevent despair. The workshops will engage young men and women into a more meaningful way to look inside themselves to rediscover their potentials.
Referencing and dedicated to the life and art of Nigeria’s most prominent female director, the late Amaka Igwe, (1963-2014), who inspired and encouraged many female directors like myself and others to explore the terrain and conquer the norm, this documentary carries the voices and thoughts of prominent and practicing female directors in Nigeria––and also examines how we as contemporary filmmakers are encouraging the next generation of filmmakers and the future while overcoming the odds.”AMAKA’S KIN – The Women Of Nollywood” stars:
Mildred Okwo, Michelle Bello, Stephanie Linus, Omoni Oboli, Blessing Effiom Egbe, Pat Oghre Imobhio, Jadesola Osiberu, Adeola Osunkojo, Dolapo Lowladee Adeleke, Belinda Yanga Agedah, Ema Edosio and Tope Oshin.
The film is written, directed and produced by Tope Oshin (www.topeoshin.com), cinematography by Segun Adekoya, Ema Edosio, Ebenezer Sogo and Ade Oshin, Edited by Ade Oshin and Music Score & Sound Design by Truth.For more information and to follow progress on the film towards screenings and release, please follow and visit our online pages:
The Abuja International Film Festival Called AIFF Is Today Nigeria’s Biggest And Longest Running Independent Film Festival In Anglophone West Africa Has Announced The Theme Of The Festival For The 2016 Edition.
The Theme Of The Film Festival For 2016 Is “Connecting the Global Audience ”
Previous Editions Of The Festival Had Witnessed Participation From Delegates From Over 20 Countries Amongst Them The United Kingdom, Ghana, South Africa, China, Japan, Niger, Usa, Poland, Togo, Burkina Faso, India, Dubia, Singapore. This Highly Reputed Film And Video Broadcast Festival Attracts Entries From Over 50 Countries Worldwide With An Attendance Of Over 6,000 Participants From The Film, Tv And General Public.
The Abuja International Film And Video Festival Which Has Been Scheduled For The 4th To 7th Of October 2016 At The Prestigious Silverbird Galleria, Abuja.
The Opening Ceremony Shall Be A Cocktail Event At The Silverbird Galleria Abuja On Tuesday 4th October, 2010 At 6pm.
Over Films Will Be Screening At Multi Purpose Built Cinema Halls To Create The Cinematic Experience. At Last Count Over 300 Films Have Been Received From 41 Countries As The Deadline For Submission Approaches.
According To Temitope Duker, The Festival Entry Will Close On 31st Of July 2016. So Far The Influx Of Entries Have Been Encouraging. She also mentioned the inclusion of a new project called the Country Roundtable where Producers from different countries will pitch, discuss and network on collaborative projects.
The Festival Is Organized In Conjunction With The Federal Ministry Of Information And Communication, The National Film And Video Censors Board, The Nigerian Film Corporation, The Nigerian Copyright Commission And The Nigeria Television Authority.
As Part Of The Festival This Year This Year, Award Will Be Giving In 15 Competetive Categories With 5 Special Recognition Awards That Will Honor Excellence And Passion For The Creative Industry. Speaking Further Temitope Duker Promised That The List Of Those Individuals For The Special Recognition Award And Jury For 2016 Will Be Announced On 18th Of July 2016. .
We Are Continuing With Our Series On Youth Empowerment In Motion Picture Via The 20/20 Project Which Will Attract Students In The Universities Around Nigeria Attending Seminars And Workshops. They Will Also Be Made To Do Their Own Films. The Festival Has Concluded Arrangements With CANON To Run This Workshop In Cinematography, Photography And Editing Over One Week.
Screening At The Festival Will Be 60 Local And Foreign Films, 1 5 Of Such Films Are Feature, 5 In Animation, 15 Short Films, 5 Experimental Films, 10 Documentaries And 10 Student Films. Of The Above Mentioned Films, 35 Are In Competition At The Festival, Gunning For The 15 Different Award Categories.
Reiterating, Temitope Duker Promised That The Festival Will Incorporate A Musical Angle As There Shall Be Musical Performances From Some Local And International Super Star Acts. Also The Regulars At The Festival Like The Presence Of Members Of The Diplomatic Missions In Nigeria, The Festival Exhibition Market Shall Attract Over 60 Local And International Exhibitors.
In conclusion Duker reaffimed the long running sustenabilty of the Abuja International Film Festival as it remains the Longest and most consistent Film Festival in Nigeria and Anglophonne west Africa, Insisting that other festivals came years after the establishment of the Abuja Film Festival in 2003. Promising an inspiring time for filmmakers and other participants this year.
Winning the Sembene Ousmane Best African Language Film in the last African Movie Academy Awards (Amaa 2016) was a great honor and gloriously amazing.
This is the greatest blessing I’ve received as a filmmaker because of the name tagged to the Award “Sembene Ousmane” the father of African Cinema, so to me a new mantle has been handed over to me, to continue in the stride of this great filmmaker.
I remember what Elijah told Elisha in the bible, that if you see me when I’m taking off, that you will receive the double portion of my anointing. So receiving this award is equally the double portion of Late Sembene’s filmmaking anointing.
For those of us who don’t know the man called Late Sembene Ousmane, he was a man with great track record in terms of cinematic achievements in Africa Cinema, he won several awards and the last I could remember was “Certain Regards” in Cannes film Festival 2004 with his last film titled: Moolaade and he lived a fulfilled life, died at the age of 92.
Late Sembene Ousmane was a man I respect so much from Senegal, though I’m a disciple of Jibril Diop Membety, another rebel filmmaker from Senegal, a friend of Martin Scorsese, another mentor.
“The Missing God” was nominated for best Igbo language movie at African Magic Viewers Choice Award [AMVCA 2016] and we’ve had the privilege of screening at Luxor African Film Festival Egypt, CAMIFF and Black Cinema of Berlin and to mention but a few.
This is not the first time my movie is winning an award, in 2009 I had the jury’s special mention prize for my film Trapped Dream during Cinema Africano De Verona Italy.
It’s my desire to get more accolades because that’s the only thing that will separate my art from the crowd, for many are called but few are chosen and I’ve always learnt to carve a niche for myself.
Finally I want to thank the Amaa Team, the Jury, most especially His Excellency Goodluck Jonathan for supporting the Nigeria movie industry through project Nollywood Act, where I got part of my funding for this film project “The Missing God” and to all my cast & crew for working tirelessly for the progress of this project and my humble wife for believing and supporting my filmmaking career.
DIRECTORS LETTER OF INTENT
MISSING GOD offers the viewer the possibility to reflect on injustice, accountability, faith and redemption. Our point of departure in the writing process was reality. For example, the story of colonialism and slave-trade that devastated Africa in the 18th centuries inspired the concept of Missing God.
As filmmakers, we are drawn to upheavals that strike the cords of global public debates on ethics and responsibility. MISSING GOD should evoke an inner dialogue and, ideally, leave an indelible mark of western imperialism etched on the soul of the viewer. Our Intention is not to illustrate the injustice done to us Africans during the era of colonialism and slave-trade but the power of African religion, culture and traditions.
In this project we firmly reject exoticism, which focuses on the differences between people and their cultures and which thrives on clichés and prejudices. We believe in a respectful dialogue between cultures, which is linked to an introspective dialogue with our respective pasts
Embarking on this film project is a form of reflection on what the western press or historians have reported or written about Africa.
I have always wished for that moment when we Africans will start telling our stories, because the western press has tampered with our history. In the course of my research for my documentary film project on the origin of the Igbos, I stumbled upon factual in-formations that contradicted that of the western press, so who do I believe, my people or the western press? Today so many of us are ignorant of this fact because not every-one of us has such privileged information.
Many negative things are often propagated by the Western press against Africa and remotely many Africans are made to believe that there’s nothing positive about them.
Hegel a great philosopher of the German Idealist tradition excludes the black as people with full consciousness and he concludes that Africans have no history because they lack full development of their consciousness and are ignorant of their freedom and as such have made no contribution to human development.
To a great extent, I believe that we Africans have not recovered from the devastating effects of slave trade and colonialism even to this present day, which was part of European cruelest legacy on the African continent that has contributed to our confused sense of identity.
Today in our various African societies, there’s this lingering inferiority complex among we Africans and there’s need to fight against it.
Our traditions and cultures are seen as barbaric and outdated because of what the colonialist taught us, with the believe that Africans will never get to the point of self-realization. And this has made us to seriously embrace the western culture to the detriment of cultural identity.
Africa is a beautiful continent filled with fascinating sights, sounds and cultures. Some of these have been lost or endangered as a result of the influx of the western culture. Presently, many Africans answer foreign names they do not know their meanings. For us Africans, names are a part of our identity. A name tells a lot about the person who bears it. This means that a name carries along side with it a personality, an identity and in fact, a destiny. This is why within the African society much care is taken in naming a child. Africans do not just name their children carelessly but take time to study the situation and prevailing circumstances of the time before they give a name to a child. There is the belief that names carry along with them the tendency of influencing the bearer to good or evil.
Africa of antiquity has been a centre of attraction for many. The great civilisations of the world began in Africa. This was the reason why ancient philosophers and scholars visited Africa to develop their philosophical doctrines. Izu Onyeocha writes that Africa was an intellectual Mecca to European scholars in antiquity.
As I conclude this reflection, let us remember that our past was indeed glorious. Missing God Film Project was born out of the desire to preserve the culture of our people, it is said that within the culture of a people, lies their identity, if we lose our culture we have lost our identity.
Some of the Africans in the Diaspora don’t know what the culture of their people is like but through this film project; they will be afforded the opportunity to know more about their culture and the untold story of western invasion across the Niger.
Africa is one of the continents with a very strong cultural heritage. And there is need for us to keep visual documentations of our traditional beliefs, culture and history for this present generation and generation to come since culture is considered as people way of life.
MISSING GOD is not a film about Colonialism and Slave-trade but a film about the core value of African Tradition, Culture and Religious belief. It is not the appropriation of exotic imagery packaged for consumption by another. It is, first and foremost, the result of a long journey inwards where we examined our presumptions and rummaged through our archives of experiences, all the while searching for revelations.
In conclusion, according to research, the best form of communicating tool is through film-making, which is a catalyst for positive change.
The Jury of the 69th Festival de Cannes, presided by George Miller, has revealed the names of the 2016 prize-winners during the Awards Ceremony. Laurent Lafitte welcomed the prize-givers and winners onto the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, to the sound of music playing. The American actor, Mel Gibson, had the honour of awarding the Palme d’or to the best of the 21 films in Competition.
The French actor, Jean-Pierre Léaud, received an honorary Palme d’or for his collected works from Arnaud Desplechin.
I, DANIEL BLAKE by Ken Loach, Palme d’or, was screened at the end of the Awards Ceremony to close this 2016 edition of the Festival.
I, DANIEL BLAKE by Ken LOACH
JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE (It’s Only the End of the World) by Xavier DOLAN
Award for Best Director Ex-Aequo
Cristian MUNGIU for BACALAUREAT (Graduation)
Olivier ASSAYAS for PERSONAL SHOPPER
Award for Best Screenplay
Asghar FARHADI for FORUSHANDE (The Salesman)
AMERICAN HONEY by Andrea ARNOLD
Award for Best Actress
Jaclyn JOSE in MA’ ROSA by Brillante MENDOZA
Award for Best Actor
Shahab HOSSEINI in FORUSHANDE (The Salesman) by Asghar FARHADI
TIMECODE by Juanjo GIMENEZ
A MOÇA QUE DANÇOU COM O DIABO (The Girl Who Danced With the Devil) by João Paulo MIRANDA MARIA
DIVINES by Houda BENYAMINA presented during The Directors’ Fortnight
The Jury of the CST has awarded the VULCAN AWARD OF THE TECHNICAL ARTIST to:
SEONG-HIE RYU, for the artistic direction, with great inspiration, for the film MADEMOISELLE (The Handmaiden/Agassi) by PARK Chan-Wook.
According to Husseini, AMAA received over 420 films from filmmakers across 25 African countries of which 250 feature films and eight short films were nominated by the jury.
However, competing for the best film slot are Dry (Nigeria), Ayanda (South Africa), Tell Me Sweet Something (South Africa), The Cursed One (Ghana), Fifty (Nigeria), Eye of the Storm (Burkina Faso), La Pagne (Niger) and Behind Closed Doors (Morocco).
On 14 May, 2016 Mr Shaibu Hussein announced the AMAA 2016 Nominations in Ikeja Lagos. The Board of Jurors will meet in June 2016 to decide winners of each category.
1. EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
1. Encounter – Nigeria
2. Le Chemin – Cote De Voire
3. Blood Taxi – Nigeria
4. Meet The Parents – Nigeria/Canada
5. Nourah The Holy Light – Burkina Faso
6. Ireti – Nigeria
7. Life of a Nigerian Couple – Nigeria
2. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION
1. The Pencil – Burkina Faso
2. The Peculiar Life of a Spider – Ghana
3. Funsie Fast Fingers – Nigeria
4. Lazare Sie Pale – Burkina Faso
3. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
1, My Fathers Funeral – Cameroon
2. Nollywood – Nigeria
3. Tchindas- Cape Verde
4. The Fruitless Tree – Niger
5. Runs ‘I too Seek The Horizon’ – Nigeria/UK
6. Camera/Woman – Morocco
4. OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE
1. Brotherhood Eye – Mali
2. Bala Bala Sese – Uganda
3. Missing God – Nigeria
4. Cursed Treasure – Ghana
5. Wako – Uganda
6. Daggers of Life (Agbe Fe Akumehewo) – Ghana
5. MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD:
1. Lambadina – Ethiopia/USA
2. Skinned – Liberia/USA
3. LAPD African Cop – USA/Nigeria
4. Boxing Day – USA/Nigeria
5. MONA – Nigeria/UK
6. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT
1. Lines – USA
2. Raptors – USA
3. Across The Track – USA
7. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY
1. Can You Dig This- USA
2. America’s Blues – USA
3. Spirits of Rebellion – USA
8. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE
1. America Is Still the Place – USA
2. Ben & Ara – USA
3. Luv Don’t Live Here – USA
9. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
1. The Cursed One – Ghana
2. Soldiers Story – Nigeria
3. Ayanda- South Africa
4. Missing God – Nigeria
5. Out of Luck- Nigeria
10. AMAA 2016 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
1. Eye of the storm
3. The Cursed One
5. Soldiers Story
11. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP
2. The Cursed One
3. Missing God
4. Soldiers Story
12. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK
1. O-Town – Nigeria
2. Tell Me Sweet Something – South Africa
3. The Cursed One – Ghana
4. Hear me Move – South Africa
5. Le Pagne- Niger
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13. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT
1. Hear me Move – South Africa
2. Oshimiri – Nigeria
3. Stupid Movie – Nigeria
4. House Arrest – Uganda
5. Soldiers Story – Nigeria
14. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
1. Eye of the Storm- Burkina Faso
2. Fifty – Nigeria
3. The Cursed One – Ghana
4. Behind Closed Doors – Morocco
5. Falling – Nigeria
6. Rebecca- Ghana
15. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
1. The Cursed one
2. Eye of the Storm
4. Tell me Sweet Something
16. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
1. Behind Closed Doors
3. The Cursed One
4. Eye of the Storm
5. Hear me Move
17. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY
1. The Cursed One
2. Tell me Sweet Something
3. The Visit
4. Eye of the Storm
5. Beyond Blood
18. AMAA 2016- RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT ENDOWED AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM
1. Beyond Blood
4. Missing God
19. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR
1. Nyanso Dzedze – Hear Me Move
2. Ophelia Klenam Dzidzornu – The Cursed One
3. Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge – Dry
4. Ifu Ennada – O’Town
5. Eve Esin – Oshimiri
20. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Joseph Otsiman – The Cursed One
2. Uti Nwachukwu – Breathless
3. Abidine Dioari – Eye of the Storm
4. Odunlade Adekola – Taxi Driver
5. Kenneth Nkosi – Ayanda
6. Thomas Gumede- Tell Me Sweet Something
21. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Thishiwe Ziqubu – Tell me Sweet Something
2. Maureen Okpoko – Missing God
3. Ijeoma Grace Agu – Jimi Bendel/ Taxi Driver
4. Bontte Modiselle – Hear Me Move
5. Nthati Moshesh – Ayanda
6. Linda Ejiofor– Out of Luck
22. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Oris Erhuero – The Cursed One
2. OC Ukeje – Ayanda
3. Fragass Assande – Eye of the Storm
4. Masego ‘Maps’ Maponyane – Tell me Sweet Something
5. Daniel k. Daniel – Soldiers Story
6. Biuferi Yakoubi – La Pagne
23. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Zineb Odeib – Behind Closed Doors
2. Adesua Etomi- Falling
3. Fulu Mugovhani – Ayanda
4. Maimouna N’Daiye – Eye of the Storm
5. Iretiola Doyle, Dakore Egbuson, Nse Ikpe Etim, Omoni Oboli – Fifty
6. Nomzamo Mbatha – Tell me Sweet Something
24. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR
1. MONA – Anthony Abuah
2. Beyond Blood – Greg Odutayo
3. 8 Bars and A Clef- Chioma Onyenwe
25. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
1. Nana Obiri-Yeboah- The Cursed One
2. Biyi Bandele- Fifty
3. Sekou Toure- Eye of the Storm
4. Sara Blecher- Ayanda
5. Moussa Hamadou Djingarey- La Pagne
6. Stephanie Linus – Dry
7. Akin Omotoso – Tell me Sweet Something
8. Mohammed Ahed Bensouda – Behind Closed Doors
26. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM
1. The Cursed One – Ghana
2. Fifty – Nigeria
3. Eye of the Storm – Burkina Faso
4. Ayanda – South Africa
5. La Pagne- Niger
6. Dry – Nigeria
7. Tell me Sweet Something- South Africa
8. Behind Closed Doors- Morocco
Jalam is based on a feature that appeared in one of the most popular Indian daily, about a landless family, that took shelter under a bridge in Kochi, India. They sought this shelter to protect the woman from the city dwellers to avoid the risk of sexual abuse.
A popular magazine in the country stated that “Indian women find herself unsafe till the time she returns back home.” When safety for women in the country is hotly debated, Jalam makes a strong statement as a woman oriented movie that deals with the struggles of a landless woman and her child in the midst of a roaring city. The movie also throws light at land struggles that happen in the country but are often neglected by the government. Jalam also reflects the red tapism in India and the failure of the bureaucracy to provide helping hand to the needy.
Jalam got 6 selections at the 88th Academy Awards including Best Picture, Original Score and 4 Selections for Original Songs.
Above all, Jalam stands for a cause.In a country where the audience prefers the stars rather than the subject of the film, the movie has however faced neglect from the distributors. It is a relief that the film gained appreciations from the film festivals and the lead actress was short listed for the final round of the state awards in the best actress category.
Woody ALLEN (USA) CAFÉ SOCIETY Out of Comp.
Maren ADE (Germany) TONI ERDMANN
Pedro ALMODÓVAR (Spain) JULIETA
Andrea ARNOLD (United-Kingdom) AMERICAN HONEY
Olivier ASSAYAS (France) PERSONAL SHOPPER
Jean-Pierre DARDENNE, Luc DARDENNE (Belgium) LA FILLE INCONNUE
Xavier DOLAN (Canada) JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE (IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD)
Bruno DUMONT (France) MA LOUTE (SLACK BAY)
Asghar FARHADI (Iran) FORUSHANDE (THE SALESMAN)
Nicole GARCIA (France) MAL DE PIERRES (FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON)
Alain GUIRAUDIE (France) RESTER VERTICAL (STAYING VERTICAL)
Jim JARMUSCH (USA) PATERSON
Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO (Brazil) AQUARIUS
Ken LOACH (United-Kingdom) I, DANIEL BLAKE
Brillante MENDOZA (Philippines) MA’ ROSA
Cristian MUNGIU (Romania) BACALAUREAT (GRADUATION)
Jeff NICHOLS (USA) LOVING
PARK Chan-Wook (South Korea) AGASSI (THE HANDMAIDEN)
Sean PENN (USA) THE LAST FACE
Cristi PUIU (Romania) SIERANEVADA
Paul VERHOEVEN (Netherlands) ELLE
Nicolas WINDING REFN (Denmark) THE NEON DEMON
UN CERTAIN REGARD
Mohamed DIAB (Egypt) ESHTEBAK (CLASH)
Behnam BEHZADI (Iran) VAROONEGI (INVERSION)
BOO Junfeng (Singapore) APPRENTICE
Delphine COULIN, Muriel COULIN (France) VOIR DU PAYS (THE STOPOVER)
Stéphanie DI GIUSTO (France) LA DANSEUSE (THE DANCER) 1st film
Michael DUDOK DE WIT (Netherlands) LA TORTUE ROUGE (THE RED TURTLE) 1st film
FUKADA Kôji (Japan) FUCHI NI TATSU (HARMONIUM)
Maha HAJ (Israel) OMOR SHAKHSIYA (PERSONAL AFFAIRS) 1st film
Eran KOLIRIN (Israel) ME’EVER LAHARIM VEHAGVAOT (BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS)
KORE-EDA Hirokazu (Japan) UMI YORIMO MADA FUKAKU (AFTER THE STORM)
Juho KUOSMANEN (Finland) HYMYILEVÄ MIES (THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI) 1st film
David MACKENZIE (United-Kingdom) HELL OR HIGH WATER
Francisco MÁRQUEZ, Andrea TESTA (Argentina) LA LARGA NOCHE DE FRANCISCO SANCTIS (FRANCISCO SANCTIS’S LONG NIGHT) 1st film
Bogdan MIRICA (Romania) CÂINI (DOGS) 1st film
Stefano MORDINI (Italy) PERICLE IL NERO (PERICLE)
Michael O’SHEA (USA) THE TRANSFIGURATION 1st film
Matt ROSS (USA) CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV (Russia) UCHENIK (THE STUDENT)
OUT OF COMPETITION
Shane BLACK (USA) THE NICE GUYS
Jodie FOSTER (USA) MONEY MONSTER
NA Hong-Jin (South Korea) GOKSUNG (THE WAILING)
Steven SPIELBERG (USA) THE BFG
Jim JARMUSCH (USA) GIMME DANGER
Jean-François RICHET (France) BLOOD FATHER
YEON Sang-Ho (South Korea) BU-SAN-HAENG (TRAIN TO BUSAN)
Thanos ANASTOPOULOS (Greece) L’ULTIMA SPIAGGIA
Davide DEL DEGAN (Italy) (THE LAST RESORT)
Karim DRIDI (France / Tunisia) CHOUF
Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN (Chad) HISSEIN HABRÉ, UNE TRAGÉDIE TCHADIENNE (HISSEIN HABRÉ, A CHADIAN TRAGEDY)
Grégoire LEPRINCE-RINGUET (France) LA FORÊT DE QUINCONCES (FOOL MOON 1st film
Jonathan LITTELL (USA) WRONG ELEMENTS 1st film
Rithy PANH (Cambodia) EXIL (EXILE)
Albert SERRA (Spain) LA MORT DE LOUIS XIV (LAST DAYS OF LOUIS XIV)
Paul VECCHIALI (France) LE CANCRE
THE 2016 SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
This year, the selection committee received 5,008 short films – 458 more than in 2015.
The 2016 Short Films Competition comprises ten films, mostly from Europe and Latin America, with one representative from Asia and one from Africa.
These films are all in the running for the 2016 Short Film Palme d’or, to be awarded by Naomi Kawase, President of the Jury, at the official award ceremony of the 69th Festival de Cannes on 22th May.
THE SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
|Lotfi ACHOUR||LA LAINE SUR LE DOS
(Law of Lamb)
|Simón MESA SOTO||MADRE
|João Paulo MIRANDA MARIA||A MOÇA QUE DANÇOU COM O DIABO
(The Girl who Danced with the Devil)
|Félix MOATI||APRÈS SUZANNE||France||15’|
Gabi Virginia SARGA
|4:15 P.M. SFARSITUL LUMII
(4:15 P.M. The End of the World)
|Simon VAHLNE||FIGHT ON A SWEDISH BEACH!!||Sweden||14’|
THE 2016 CINÉFONDATION SELECTION
To mark its 19th year, the Cinéfondation Selection has chosen 18 films (14 works of fiction and 4 animations), from among the 2,300 works submitted this year by film schools from all over the world. Fifteen countries from three continents are represented.
Seven of the films selected come from schools taking part for the first time, and it is also the first time that a film school from Venezuela has reached the selection stage. More than half of this edition’s movies are directed by women, with 10 out of the 18 films selected.
The three Cinéfondation prizes will be awarded at a ceremony preceding the screening of the prize-winning films on Friday 20th May in the Buñuel Theatre.
THE CINÉFONDATION SELECTION
|Hamid AHMADI||IN THE HILLS||The London Film School
|Mounia AKL||SUBMARINE||Columbia University School of the Arts
|Nadja ANDRASEV||A NYALINTÁS NESZE
(The Noise of Licking)
|Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
|Alexandru BADEA||TOATE FLUVIILE CURG ÎN MARE
(All Rivers Run to the Sea)
|UNATC “I. L. Caragiale”
|École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs
|Anna CAZENAVE CAMBET||GABBER LOVER||La Fémis
|Jac CLINCH||THE ALAN DIMENSION||NFTS
|Marta HERNAIZ PIDAL||DOBRO
|Sarajevo Film Academy – film.factory programme
Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Michael LABARCA||LA CULPA, PROBABLEMENTE
(The Guilt, Probably)
|Universidad de Los Andes
|Ernesto MARTÍNEZ BUCIO||LAS RAZONES DEL MUNDO
(The Reasons in the World)
|Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica
|PARK Young-ju||1 KILOGRAM||Korea National University of Arts
Republic of Korea
|Fereshteh PARNIAN||ARAM||Université Lumière Lyon 2
|Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute
|Laura SAMANI||LA SANTA CHE DORME
(The Sleeping Saint)
|Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
|Remo SCHERRER||BEI WIND UND WETTER
(Whatever the Weather)
|Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst
|Or SINAI||ANNA||The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School
|Malena VAIN||BUSINESS||Universidad del Cine