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Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
a ilha dos ausentes

José Vieira | Portugal / France, 2016, 61'

The journey that brings immigrants back to the country of their childhood is an odd odyssey. It’s a closed session inside a car where we are held in custody by our memory, for a unique and exhausting day exploring the labyrinth of absence. A voyage full of questions about the relationship that binds us to the country of our childhood. This road-movie is a trip that runs against the current times where immigrants are permanently fleeing from misery and war.

  • Production: KINTOP
  • Graphics: Yannick Schaefer
  • Script: José Vieira
  • Voice: Bruno Léonelli
  • Photography: José Vieira
  • Editing: José Vieira
  • Producer: Ansgar Schäfer
  • Coproduction: José Vieira e Supersonic (FR)


José Vieira
José Vieira
Film director of Portuguese origin, lives and works between Portugal and France. He has directed around thirty documentaries since 1985, namely for France2, France3, La Cinquième and Arte. His body of work, dedicated mainly to the issue of emigration, has been shown in various international film festivals. José Vieira has given visibility to the story of one million Portuguese people, who left the country in the sixties, most clandestinely - "on the hop", as it was called - in what was the largest human migration in twentieth century Europe. Born in Oliveira de Frades, he left for France in 1965, at the age of seven. His personal experience as a migrant and the many stories heard and related from other emigrants inspired his latter-day work as a director. Starting from individual stories, he traced the portrait of emigration in France, recovering an entire collective memory in the process. His documentaries are essential to understand the history of thousands of Portuguese people who sought a better life during the Estado Novo dictatorship


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
death by design

Sue Williams | USA, 2016, 73'

Consumers love – and live on – their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising ever better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone. But this revolution has a dark side, hidden from most consumers. In an investigation that spans the globe, filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs. From the intensely secretive factories in china, to a ravaged New York community and the high tech corridors of Silicon Valley, Death by Design tells a story of environmental degradation, of health tragedies, and the fast approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.

  • Written by: Sue Williams
  • Director of Photography: Sam Shinn
  • Editor: Adam Zucker
  • Music: Paul Brill
  • Production: Hilary Klotz Steinman, Sue Williams
  • Co-executive Producers: Chris Clements, Arleen Mcglade, Jenny Raskin
  • Executive Producers: Diana Barret, Dan Cogan, Julie Goldman, Judith Vecchione, Victoria Wang


Sue Williams
Sue Williams
Formed Ambrica Productions to produce documentaries of international scope and interest. Contemporary China, which features prominently in Death by Design, has always been a special focus for her. She wrote, produced and directed the six-hour china trilogy – China in Revolution, the Mao Years, and Born under the Red Flag – which explored the turbulent social and political history of 20th Century China. All aired as national specials on PBS to great critical acclaim and have been broadcast in over 25 countries. Sue also directed two highly praised biographies - Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary Pickford -- for the PBS series, American Experience. Her films have appeared in festivals around the world and won numerous awards, including the Cine Golden Eagle, International Film & Video festival awards, Chris Awards, and two Edgar Dale awards for best screenwriting.


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Pedro Neves | Portugal, 2016, 96'

One day, almost everything turned into a pile of rubble and garbage. There remained ghosts wandering through the fields, the ruins and the fog. But some of these ghosts are alive. There are those who stayed, those who came back, and those who roam through the difficult memories of this once most cursed neighborhood in the city. Only this Tarrafal, a slow death camp like those of Salazar's dictatorship, is not in Cape Verde but in Portugal.

  • Script and Cinematography: Pedro Neves
  • Editing: Pedro Neves e Ricardo Leite
  • Sound: Ricardo Leite
  • Sound Mixer / Sound Design: Pedro Adamastor
  • Graphics: João Borges
  • Music: Jojo Navarro
  • Post production / Production: Red Desert


Pedro Neves
Pedro Neves
was born in Leiria in 1977. He has been a documentary filmmaker and freelance journalist since 1999. He studied in Porto, where he completed a postgraduate and a master's degree in Culture and Communication, documentary variant, with a dissertation about documentarism in the years of the April Revolution. In 2007 he attended a documentary course at the International School of Cinema and Television in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. In 2008 he founded the Red Desert Films production company. He won nine awards with the films he directed. They were shown on RTP, Plus France channel, Plus Afrique channel and TVcine and entered the competition in more than 40 national and international festivals such as Clermont-Ferrand, Guadalajara, Doclisboa, Documenta Madrid, Curtas Vila do Conde, São Paulo Short Film Festival, Porto Post Doc, Thessaloniki Festival, and CPH: dox, among others. Of his filmography, the most notable are the documentaries "A Olhar o Mar" (89', 2007), "En la Barberia" (6', 2007), "Os Esquecidos" (63', 2009) "Água Fria" (14', 2011), "A Raposa da Deserta" (85', 2014) and "Hospedaria (20', 2014). In 2014 he completed the documentary "Acima das Nossas Possibilidades" (43'), integrated in Project Troika and, with Boaventura Sousa Santos, made the short film "Conversas do Mundo". In 2015 he produced and directed the film "Bairrismos" (61'). Already in 2016 he made the short documentary "A Praia" and the long "Tarrafal".


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
rosa de ermera

Luís Filipe Rocha | Portugal, 2017, 125'

In July 1939, a family separated in Lourenço Marques: the parents and the daughter Maria das Dores Afonso dos Santos, aged 7, depart for Timor, where the father will assume the position of judge; The sons, João and José Afonso dos Santos (the singer Zeca Afonso), aged 11 and almost 10, leave for Portugal, to their father's brothers' home in Coimbra and Belmonte, since there were no conditions in Timor to continue with their official studies. Less than two months after the separation, on September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland and, two days later Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declared war on Germany and the 2nd World War began. In December 1941, Japan entered the war and, on February 20, 1942, invaded and occupied Timor.
The family will only be reunited six years later, in Lisbon, in February 1946. The parents and Maria das Dores, traumatised by the terrible life in a concentration camp for 3 years, the children João and José, asphyxiated by Catholicism and the increasing Germanism of the New State and shaken by a long period of comiserative orphanhood: after the Japanese invasion of Timor, the abrupt and absolute lack of news from the parents and sister was taken as "bad news".
Maria das Dores and João Afonso dos Santos, in their 80s, continue to vividly and emotionally recall this period of their young lives, as well as to movingly evoke the company of their brother deceased in 1987. Interlacing their memories and those of their brother José in a dialogue to which age, memory, poetic evocation and lasting feelings confer a unique drama and depth, we will weave the narrative of the family adventure of the three and portray a dismal time of our collective life.

  • Written by: Luis Filipe Rocha
  • Photography: João Ribeiro
  • Music: Manuel Rocha
  • Sound: Olivier Blanc, Carlos Alberto Lopes
  • Editing: Antonio Pérez Reina
  • Cast: Maria das Dores Afonso dos Santos, João Afonso dos Santos
  • Producer: Luis Galvão Teles
  • Production: Fado Filmes


Luís Filipe Rocha
Luís Filipe Rocha
Was born in Lisbon in 1947. He graduated in Law from the University of Lisbon. He visited the theater as an actor, playwright and assistant director. In 1975 he made a few short films for television and in 1976 directed the feature film "Barronhos – quem teve medo do poder popular", a documentary that reconstructs a crime in a shanty town during the hot summer of 1975. Soon afterwards he made the film "A Fuga", with the participation of Luís Alberto, the director signing the screenplay in co-authorship with Arnaldo Aboim. In 1979, he filmed "Cerromaior", based on the emblematic work of Manuel da Fonseca, which starred actor Carlos Paulo. In 1983/84, he performed "Sinais de Vida", a film about the life and work of Jorge de Sena, with Luís Miguel Cintra, Costa Ferreira and Clara Joana in the main roles. In 1990 he made "Amor e Dedinhos de Pé", an adaptation of the work of the Macanese writer Henrique da Senna Fernandes, with Joaquim de Almeida and the Spanish actress Ana Torrent in the main roles. In 1994 he filmed "Sinais de Fogo" (based on the namesake book by Jorge de Sena), with Diogo Infante as protagonist. The screenplays of the two films are shared with the Brazilian Izaías Almada. "Adeus, Pai", of 1996, with the actors José Afonso Pimentel and João Lagarto was his work with a greater impact to the public. "Camarate", a film dating back to 2000, features Maria João Luís. In 2002 he filmed "A Passagem da Noite", with Leonor Seixas, one of the most awarded Portuguese films in international festivals. "The Other Side" of 2007, with Filipe Duarte, Maria d'Aires and Tomás Almeida, is his latest work to have had a remarkable journey in festivals around the world.


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
la chambre vide

Jasna Krajinovic | Belgium / France, 2016, 58'10'

Sabri, Saliha’s son, abruptly left for Syria one day to make the Jihad. He was 19. Three months later, Saliha, her husband and her children just as abruptly learnt of his death. Sabri left behind an empty room and devastated relatives. Saliha, in the face of this difficult mourning, decides to take action and mingles with other parents, other mothers whose children left for Syria. Some of them are dead, some others still alive and somehow manage to stay in contact with their families. Together they try to understand where this sudden radicalization comes from and how their children could be enlisted by the jihadist networks so rapidly. Today, the death of a youth who dies in Syria, as is the case for Sabri, is not legally recorded, the child is presumed absent, presumed dead. How can you mourn in such conditions? From the Belgian Parliament to the youths whom she meets in schools, Saliha endeavours to make things happen by witnessing the phenomenon of radicalization, the action of the recruiters and the fragilities on which it is founded. Jasna Krajinovic filmed this story within the intimacy of the families as well as their public action. With plenty of sensibility, she offers us her viewpoint and gives us the key to grasp the extent of this phenomenon which is crushing us nowadays. In Saliha’s home, we follow this family that is rebuilding itself in the mourning of a vanished son. In the public sphere, we perceive what is afflicting these families and the potential answers. It’s this double movement which contributes to the force of the film.

  • Written by: Jasna Krajinovic
  • Photography: Benoit Dervaux, Joachim Philippe
  • Sound: Céline Bodson, Quentin Jacques, Aymen Sahli, Bruno Schweisguth
  • Editing / Photography / Sound: Marie-Hélène Mora
  • Mix: David Vranken
  • Music: Raf Keunen
  • Production: Julie Freres/Dérives, Rebecca Houzel et Camille Laemlé/Petit à Petit Production
  • Coproduction: ARTE France, RTBF, Savage Film, CBA Centre Audiovisuel de Bruxelles


Jasna Krajinovic
Jasna Krajinovic
1999 : Film Direction Degree at Institut Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle (Insas) in Brussels.
1992-1994: Studies at Film and Theatre Academy in Ljubljana (Slovenia)
1993: Master's degree in Literature and French and English languages at Faculty of Letters in Ljubljana (Slovenia)
1986: Secondary School diploma in Languages and Social Studies in Celje, Slovenia.


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Bernard-Henri Lévy | France / Iraq, 2016, 92'

From July to December 2015, Bernard-Henri Lévy and a team of cameramen travelled the 1000 kilometres of the frontline that separates Iraqi Kurdistan from Daesh's troupes. From this journey, comes a logbook in images that offers a privileged view of a war that is unfinished but whose stakes are of global importance. In close quarters with the Peshmergas, these Kurdish fighters who show unfailing determination in their fight against obscurantism and Jihadi fundamentalism, the film takes us from the heights of Mosul to the heart of the Sinjar Mountains passing on the way via the last Christian monasteries threatened with destruction. Many remarkable characters make their mark on this account, men and women of an ilk one rarely encounters.

  • Director's assistant: Gilles Hertzog and Aziz Othman
  • Production: François Margolin
  • Camera Operator: Ala Hoshyar Tayyeb, Olivier Jacquin, Camille Lotteau
  • Editing: Camille Lotteau
  • Sound: Antoine Bailly, Jean-Daniel Bécache, Thomas Fourel
  • Original Music: Nicolas Ker, Jean-Fabien Dijoud, Henri Graetz


Bernard-Henri Lévy
Bernard-Henri Lévy
Is a French philosopher. Author of over 30 books, including works of philosophy, fiction, and biography. American Vertigo: traveling America in the footsteps of Tocqueville was a New York Times bestseller (2006). Subsequent books in English are left in dark times: a stand against the new barbarism (2008) and, with Michel Houellebecq, public enemies: dueling writers take on each other and the world (2011). His play, "Hotel Europe," which premiers in Sarajevo on June 27, 2014, and in Paris on September 9, is a cry of alarm about the crisis facing the European project and the dream behind it. Lévy gained renown for his documentary film about the Bosnian conflict, Bosna! (1994). After starting his career as a war reporter for combat - the legendary newspaper founded by Albert Camus during the nazi occupation of France - for which he covered the war between Pakistan and India over Bangladesh, Lévy was instrumental in the founding of the New Philosophers Group. His 1977 book Barbarism with a Human Face launched an unprecedented controversy over the European left's complicity with totalitarianism.


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
the valley of salt

Christophe Saber | Switzerland, 2016, 62'

In the turmoil of the political chaos in Egypt, a young director comes back home to Cairo for the first time since the beginning of the revolution.

  • Editor: Myriam Rachmuth
  • Music: Christian Garcia
  • Sound Design / Mix: Etienne Curchod
  • Color Grading: Robin Erard
  • Production: Elena Tatti, Thierry Spicher, Elodie Brunner
  • Assistant Producer: Christelle Michel


Christophe Saber
Christophe Saber
Was born in Cairo in 1991, of Swiss and Egyptian nationalities. In 2009, he finishes his studies in an American high school in Cairo and then follows a brief filmmaking formation in the United States. He then enters the Film Department of the Ecal School (Renens, Switzerland) in 2010. In July 2014, he obtains his bachelor with highest honors. “Discipline”, his student short film, was selected in a lot of festivals and won many awards.


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
la deuxiem nuit

Eric Pauwels | Belgium, 2016, 75'

The Second Night is the final part of a trilogy that began with a letter from a filmmaker to his daughter, which was followed by dreaming films. The making of this “Cabin Trilogy” is the fruit of fifteen years of work and reflection.

  • Written by: Eric Pauwels
  • Cinematography: Eric Pauwels, Rémon Fromont, Henri Pauwels, Aurélian Pechmeja, Nicolas François, Olan Bowland, Olivier Dekegel
  • Film Editing: Rudi Maerten
  • Sound: Jeanne Debarsy, Ricardo Castro
  • Sound Editing: Rudi Maerten
  • Mix: Yves De Mey
  • Color Grading: Reinhart Cosaert


Eric Pauwels
Eric Pauwels
Born in Antwerp in 1953, is a graduate in Scenography from the National Institute of Performing Arts, Insas, in Brussels and holds a doctorate in cinematography from the Sorbonne under the tuition of Jean Rouch. He is a teacher, writer and a filmmaker.


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Cecilia Bozza Wolf | Italy, 2016, 60'

Two brothers, an exuberant father and an invisible mother. A family of farmers from an alpine valley where life is rude, as well as manners.

  • Cinematography: Cecilia Bozza Wolf, Alex Grassi
  • Editor: Pierpaolo Filomeno
  • Sound: Loris Frismon
  • Sound Design: Riccardo Spagnol
  • Music: Evil Fate


Cecilia Bozza Wolf
Cecilia Bozza Wolf
Was born in 1989 in Trento (Italy). In 2012 she graduated in Art, Music and Drama, at the University of Padua and wrote her degree thesis on Federico Fellini, entitled “Il Dolce Mezzo”. In particular, it is based on the films “La Dolce Vita” and “8 1/2”. It was published by the Foundation Federico Fellini located in Rimini. She is currently doing a master’s degree in Drama, Film and New Media at the University of Padua where, from 2011 to 2013, she worked as a camera operator for some local companies and the private network TV200. In the same period she produced two short institutional videos in collaboration with the municipality of Padua and worked as a cinematographer on a documentary about John Strasberg and his training method for actors. Since 2013 she has been working on “Hard Rock Mountain”, a project for a documentary about young mountain rock bands in northern Italy. In January 2014 she enrolled at Zelig, a Documentary, Television and New Media School in Bolzano, where she was expecting to graduate in 2016. Over this period of time she also did an internship in the directing department of the film “Mountain” by Amir Naderi.


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
hidden photos

Davide Grotta | Italy, 2016, 79'

Forty years after the Khmer Rouge regime: Kim Hak, a young Cambodian photographer looks for a new imaginary of his country. Nhem Ein, a photographer enrolled in the regime, took more than 14.000 mugshots of victims. Which image represents our country?

  • Photography: Alexander Fontana
  • Editor: Gabriele Borghi
  • Sound recordist: Gabriele Borghi
  • Director's assistant: Hoeung Soeum, Gabriele Borghi


Davide Grotta
Davide Grotta
Graduated in "Archeaological heritage", he began taking photographs in the world of underwater archaeology. In 2009 he dedicated himself to editorial photography in collaboration with the photojournalistic agency AGF focusing on politc and economic issues. For two years he has lived in Phonm Pehn to continue his photograph research. Interested on the relationship between man’s identity and the influence of mass culture, he completed his studies in film directing at ZeLIG – School for documentary.


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
grab n run

Roser Corella | Germany / Spain, 2016, 86'

Since Kyrgyzstan gained its independence in 1991, there has been a revival of the ancient practice of Ala-Kachuu, which translates roughly as “grab and run”. More than half of Kyrgyz women are married after being kidnapped by the men who become their husbands. Some escaped after violent ordeals, but most are persuaded to stay by tradition and fear of scandal. Although the practice is said to have its roots in nomadic customs, the tradition remains at odds with modern Kyrgyzstan. Ala-Kachuu was outlawed during the soviet era and remains illegal under the Kyrgyz criminal code, but the law has rarely been enforced to protect women from this violent practice.

  • Production: Moving Mountains Films
  • Director's assistant: Milan Bath
  • Camera: Roser Corella
  • Editor: Ariadna Ribas
  • Sound: Marta Millet and Alejandro Parody
  • Music: Paul Frick
  • Associate Producers: Poyen Chang, Jean Guillou, Carles Carabí


Roser Corella
Roser Corella
(Barcelona, 1978) Is an independent documentary filmmaker and video journalist, currently based in Berlin. Roser began her career as a video-journalist for the Catalan tv3 channel, but her interest on human stories behind global issues moved her to start self-producing and developing a personal vision within the documentary field. Her work has been shown worldwide, winning numerous awards such as the Poyi – Picture of the Year International - in USA, and Canal+ France award at Women’s Film Festival of Créteil. She currently combines her personal work with collaborations as a video journalist for various international media. Her fascination for documentary genre, which testifies to the medium’s inherent tensions and paradoxes, has led her around the world in search of stories to tell. Not only to witness but to challenge and raise critical questions about contemporary societies.


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
the art of moving

Liliana Marinho de Sousa | Germany, 2016, 89'

A Syrian activist group is threatened in south-eastern Turkey for their anti-Isis comedy videos and relocates to Istanbul to set up a TV show. However, once there even more barriers arise. Daya al-Aaesh is an anti-Isis satirical web series created by a group of Syrian videoactivists. They produce the episodes from their base in Gaziantep, Turkey. After receiving threats from IS supporters they leave to Istanbul with the aim to broadcast an improved topical-comedy show for Syrian TV. But obstacles keep arising in an already unstable situation, pressuring the group’s work and friendships. They are forced to make decisions about the future of their activism and the possibility of stable life in Istanbul, or elsewhere. This film is a refreshing take on the refugee crisis, the encroachment of IS and the fateful choices left to Syria’s youth.

  • Photography: Koray Kesik, Basem Nabhan, Orçun Bilgin, Mehmet Eren Bozbaş
  • Sound: Bairak Alaisamee, Basem Nabhan, Orçun Bilgin
  • Editing: Liliana Marinho de Sousa, Nicole Schmeier


Liliana Marinho de Sousa
Liliana Marinho de Sousa
Was born in Germany in 1982. While completing her first studies in education with the focus on intercultural communication in 2008, she worked in the social area with deprived youngsters, women and refugees. She got into documentary filmmaking through an educational media project. In 2010 she began studying documentary cinema. “The Art of Moving” is her graduation documentary project for a German Film School.


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
franco's erbe

Inga Bremer | Germany, 2017, 70'

During Franco’s dictatorship and until the late 1990s, babies were taken away from their unknowing parents after their birth, to be sold. Doctors, nuns, priests, social carers and nurses were involved. Many thousands of spaniards have found themselves in this scenario in recent years. They are called “ninos robados” – “stolen children”.

  • Cast: Clara Alfonsa Reinoso Cervilla, Alicia Rueda Jiménez, Enrique J. Vila Torres
  • Sound Mixer: Christina Pitouli
  • Sound Design and Re-recording Mixing: Angelo D'Angelico
  • Music Mastering: Stefan Haberfeld
  • Composer: Can Erdogan-Sus
  • Color Grading: Sarah Eim
  • Dramatic Consultant: Catalina Florez
  • Editor: Marielle Pohlmann
  • Cinematography: Kirstin Schmitt
  • Production Manager: Maren Schmitt
  • Production: Silvana Santamaria


Inga Bremer
Inga Bremer
Was born near Frankfurt/main in Germany. After various visits to foreign countries, Inga started drama school in Cologne, but moved on to join the filmacademy in Baden-Wuerttemberg to become a director in 2004. For her film “Goodbye Kutti” Inga got nominated for the German Human Rights Film Award in 2010. When she returned from a year abroad at the International Film Academy EICTV in Cuba, Inga started shooting the award-winning film “Perfect Girls” funded by MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg. Inga is one of four founders of the film production company Soilfilms. Together with her partners she produces and directs documentaries, commercials and fiction films.


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
os dias afogados

César Souto Vilanova, Luis Avilés | Spain, 2016, 86'

In 1992, the construction of the Lindoso dam (Portugal) forever flooded the villages of Aceredo and Buscalque (Ourense, Galicia). Its inhabitants could do nothing to save their land and their homes. Knowing that everything was about to be lost, several neighbors took their personal cameras and started to record. Their footage, recorded since the mid-60s, compose valuable historical and ethnographic evidence, colored by their subjectivity and their experiences. The footage is, at the same time, a demonstration of faith in the possibilities how home movies can register the time in which we have to live. Beyond the intimacy, it is revealed a portrait of the mechanisms how power is acting. The tension between the existential and the political, between past times and present reality, determine a story that projects in multiple ways beyond itself.

  • Executive Producer: Iván Patiño
  • Director of Photography: David Rodríguez
  • Sound: Alejandro García
  • Editing: Cristina Liz
  • Camera Operator: Armando Duarte, Jesus Santos e Mayra Hernández
  • Music: Fabio Conzález


César Souto Vilanova
César Souto Vilanova
(1975) Holds a degree in journalism from the University of Santiago de Compostela. In 1998 begins to work in TV Galicia, covering information for the various news programs of the chain. Since 2006, specializes in conducting in-depth report on various aspects of current political and social Galician, Spanish and International, first in the program Rec House and later in Reporters. "The Drowned Days” represent his first foray into the documentary genre.

Luis Avilés
Luis Avilés
Graduted in direction and film editing at the CECC Center of Cinematographic Studies of Catalonia. Director of TV shows such as "Criaturas" and "Casado” Tvg, both leaders in their respective audience slices. Director of the short film "A Subela" (2003), chosen by the Galician Government to disseminate Galician audiovisual abroad and presented in more than a hundred festivals. Director of the film "Retorna" (Vaca Films, 2010), presented at festivals in Montreal, Valladoilid, São Paulo and Leon and winner of two awards of the Galician audiovisual (Mestre Mateo). Nominated as best director at the Galician audiovisual awards and shortlisted for the Goya award for Best New Director. Director, cameraman and editor of documentaries, music videos and various institutional and industrial jobs.


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
terceiro andar

Luciana Fina | Portugal / Italy, 2016, 62'

In what language will we tell the stories told to us? In what language do you write a declaration of love? Historic center of Lisbon, Bairro das Colónias, third floor. Fatumata and Aissato, the mother and first born of a large family from Guinea-Bissau, discuss love and happiness. By seven o'clock in the afternoon, from the third to my fifth floor, there was a regular sound across the building, always the same, like the beating of the heart. The sound rises up stairs and landings, through the walls, doors and corridors, it inhabits the houses, the kitchens and the interior balconies.

  • Photography: Helena Inverno, Luciana Fina, Rui Xavier
  • Editing: Luciana Fina, Cláudia R. Oliveira
  • Sound: Olivier Blanc, Emanuele Costantini, Miguel Cabral
  • Sound Mixer: Emanuele Costantini, Tiago Matos
  • Color: Andreia Bertini, Marco Amaral
  • Post production: Imagem Íngreme


Luciana Fina
Luciana Fina
Was born in Bari (Italy) and has been working in Lisbon since 1991. After studying French and Portuguese Languages and Literature, she was initially an independent film programmer in Italy and Portugal, collaborating mainly with Cinemateca Portuguesa in the 1990s. In 1998 she made her first film documentary. Since then, while diversifying forms and strategies of creation, she’s made several documentaries and developed a body of work that often migrates from the cinematographic room to the exhibition space. She has worked intensely on the reconfiguration of the film object and its mise-en-espace, in a renewed dialectic between cinema and the arts. In 2004, she created a series of film portraits, gathered in the project "The Time of a Portrait", and presented her installations and films in Portugal, France, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Italy, Uruguay, Mexico, United States and Canada. Her last documentary, "In Medias Res", a dialogue with the thoughts and works of the architect Manuel Tainha, received an honorable mention of the Temps d'Images Film on Art Award 2014 and the national award for best film at the Architectures Film Festival of Lisbon. The debut of the film Third Floor happened at Doclisboa'16, in an official selection within the Portuguese competition.


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Eduardo Brito | Portugal, 2016, 8'36''

Penumbria, the dystopian, was founded two hundred years ago at an extreme of difficult access. Of arid soils, rough seas and violent climate, its name was due to the almost permanent shadow caused by a mountain to the south. Until one day, its inhabitants decided to surrender it to time. This is the story of an uninhabitable place.

  • Producer: Rodrigo Areias / Bando à Parte
  • Written by: Eduardo Brito
  • Photography: Jorge Quintela
  • Editing: Eduardo Brito, Rodrigo Areias
  • Music: Joana Gama, Luís Fernandes
  • Voice: Ricardo Vaz Trindade


Eduardo Brito
Eduardo Brito
(1977) Holds a master's degree in Artistic, Museological and Curatorial Studies from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, with the thesis Claro Obscuro - Around the Representations of the Museum in Cinema. He is a member of the Art and Intermedia Nucleus of i2ads at FBAUP. He was the Coordinator of Reimagining Guimarães, a photographic archive project during Guimarães 2012. Author of the photography series "Terras Últimas" (CCVF, 2010), "Uma Variação Veneziana" (Pianola, 2014), text for "As Orcadianas" (Grisu, 2014), and the videos Antropia (2009), Linha (2012), Terras Interiores (2013, with Joana Gama, from the music of Carlos Marecos), Volta e as Simultâneas (with Rita Faustino, 2013 and 2015). He wrote the screenplay for the films O Facínora (Paulo Abreu, 2012) and A Glória de Fazer Cinema em Portugal (Manuel Mozos, 2015).


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
tukke b teere ba

Dani Millán | Spain, 2017, 10'

This story reveals the irrevocable gregarious condition of the human being, showing through an artistic testimony, a fraternal feeling that doesn’t understand geographical, social or borders contexts.

  • Written by / Director of Photography / Editor /Production: Dani Millán
  • Sound: Nahuel Barracchia
  • Music: Karim Habib
  • Cast: Musa Keita


Dani Millán
Dani Millán
He moved to Barcelona after high school to study film directing at ECIF (2010). He specialized in cinematography and graduated in 2013. During those years he worked with different companies traveling while he also collaborated on his school’s short films. In 2014 he decides to return to the Canaries and spends nearly two months traveling around the islands and documenting the whole experience. Almost a year later, this will become his first film, Maresía, with theIndependent Collective Project Islas Canarias. In 2016 he starts a trip through Senegal and Gambia where he makes his first documentary short film: El Viaje del Libro.


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
maria sem pecado

Mário Macedo | Portugal, 2016, 29'

Rui, just released from prison, lives with his aged mother Maria, who struggles to remember him.

  • Cast: Maria Macedo, Rui Macedo, Celestinha Martins
  • Additional Photography: Helena Macedo
  • Audio Post-production: Luis Vieira

Mário Macedo
Mário Macedo
Was born in Joane, Portugal in 1989. He completed the European Film College in Denmark and has a degree in Sound and Image at Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Porto. In 2011 he premiered his documentary short "Tio Rui" at Doclisboa, followed by a number of screenings at other festivals. He has featured in various productions from music videos to commercials and worked as an assistant to Andrew Sugerman at Pantheon Entertainment, Hollywood. Mário also works as a photographer, having had his work exhibited in diferente showcases and festivals around the world. He currently divides his time between Denmark, Croatia and Portugal.


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María José Pastore | Argentina, 2016, 14'

The Life of Martita (65), who has worked for a family since she was very young, is discovered in this documentary fiction. Her life, her stories, her achievements, her jobs, her loves, her dreams are narrated through her own vision.

  • Cast: Marta López
  • Written by: María José Pastore
  • Director's assistant: Natalia Paola Torres
  • Director of Photography: Román Jaliffi

  • Art Director: Juana Varela
  • Sound Director: Leonardo Maisonnave
  • Producer: Pablo Fritzler

María José Pastore
María José Pastore
Is a film director, graduated from the University of Cinema of of Buenos Aires. She was born in the city of Rosario (Santa Fé - Argentina) in 1990. Throughout his studies, she directed short films in diverse formats fulfilling different roles. As director of art in the short films "Gracias" (2012) by Dafne Dervissoglou and "Teatro" (2013) by Juana Varela, the latter being selected by the original narrative Festival in Dubai. In her short film "Martita" (2015), currently in the distribution stage, she worked as director, scriptwriter and editor.


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comunion de la nena

Juan Vicente Castillejo Navarro | Spain, 2017, 12'

It is the little girl's Communion Day.

  • Production / Script: Juan Vicente Castillejo Navarro
  • Photography: Juan Vicente Castillejo Navarro e Ismael Olivares
  • Production Manager: Tamara Santos Iglesias
  • Director's assistant: Ismael Olivares García
  • Assistant Producer: Hugo Elegido Nebot
  • Voice: Álvaro Navarro
  • Film Editing: Juan Vicente Castillejo Navarro e Hugo Elegido Nebot
  • Sound Editing / Original Music: Pablo López Jordán (Sierra Bonita Media)


Juan Vicente Castillejo Navarro
Juan Vicente Castillejo Navarro
I work freelance and wy professional field focuses mainly on audiovisual distribution, production and cultural management.


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Loukianos Moshonas | France / Greece, 2016, 29'

Down the lower-ground floor, as the seasons go by, an Albanian worker and an upper-class young man renovate a flat. High on the rooftop, as nightfalls go by, the young man and his friends reflect on their existence.

  • Written by: Arthur Harari, Loukianos Moshonas
  • Cast: Loukianos Moshonas, Nikolas Dervenoulias, Panagiotis Oikonomopoulos, Altino Katro, Anastasis Roubakos
  • Producer: Paul Conquet
  • Executive Producers: Giannis Sotiropoulos
  • Cinematography: Paul Guilhaume, Boris Munger
  • Camera Operator: Jivko Darakchiev, Konstantinos Koukoulios
  • Film Editing: Leonidas Papafotiou
  • Post-production Manager: Dimitri Lykavieris
  • Director's assistant: Alki Politi
  • Sound: François Abdelnour, Fanny Weinzaepflen
  • Mix: Simon Apostolou
  • Special Effects: Ionas Katrakazos
  • Colorist: Aggelos Mantzios


Loukianos Moshonas
Loukianos Moshonas
Was born in 1985 in Athens. Both Greek and French, he attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, Famu in Prague, and le Fresnoy in Lille. His short films screened in several international film festivals, while his last short Manodopera premiered at the Locarno Film Festival 2016 in the International Competition Pardi di Domani. Based on his short film Manodopera, he's currently preparing his first feature film No Gods, No Masters (Torino Film Lab, Karlovy Vary's works in progress, Rome's new cinema network), a twisted, class-related melodrama of endless demolition and renovation work in an Athens flat.


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Lisa Myllymäki | Finland, 2016, 13'

Julia Vuorinen is a 16-year-old whose smartphone is an important part of her daily routine, from waking up in the morning till going to bed at night. This documentary follows Julia’s day online and off.

  • Written by: Lisa Myllymäki
  • Cinematography: Lisa Myllymäki
  • Graphics: Santtu Koivisto
  • Sound / Music: Sandra Tervonen
  • Production: Eveliina Solja, Arto Tuohimaa
  • Production Company: Metropolia UAS
  • Cast: Julia Vuorinen, Emmi Tikkanen, Maj Kokkonen


Lisa Myllymäki
Lisa Myllymäki
Is a 26-year-old film student based in Helsinki, Finland. Blessings is her debut documentary film, which includes her curiosity towards diferente phenomena and the world surrounding her. In addition to films, Lisa has also experience in marketing and communications.


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cidade pequena

Diogo Costa Amarante | Portugal, 2016, 19'

One day, Frederico learns in school that people have a head, torso and limbs, and that if the heart stops people die. That night he did not sleep. He woke his mother several times in the middle of the night and told her that his chest ached.

  • Production: Diogo Costa Amarante, Miguel Dias, Curtas Metragens C.R.L.
  • Written by / Photography / Editor: Diogo Costa Amarante
  • Music: F. R. David
  • Sound: Diogo Costa Amarante, Miguel Cordeiro
  • Cast: Frederico Costa Amarante Barreto, Mara Costa Amarante


Diogo Costa Amarante
Diogo Costa Amarante
Was born in Portugal where he graduated in Law. His first film “Jumate/Jumate” was selected in several international film festivals and was awarded Best Film in the DocumentaMadrid08 / Spain, Golden Boll Film Festival / Turkey, and Reykjavik IFF. In 2009, Diogo participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus and directed his second documentary film “In January, Perhaps” which was also selected in many festivals and won the Jury Prize at the DocumentaMadrid09 and a Special Mention of the Jury in the Salinadocfest 09 / Italy. “The White Roses”, Diogo’s prethesis film, had its world premiere at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival in the Official Shorts Competition and was awarded in the Festival Européen du Film Court de Brest. Currently Diogo finished as a Fulbright scholar his master of Fine Arts at the New York University / Tisch School of the Arts and was funded to develop his first feature script, “Migrar pelas Sombras”.


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Alessandro Negrini | UK / Irland, 2016, 37'

Imagine an island. Within this island there is another island. And within this other island there is a city: a city with two different names. Inside this city with two names, flows a river. This is its autobiography.
Is the story of a river able to reveal a sense of life imprisoned by history? Despite the end of the conflict, in Northern Ireland there is still a city with two different names: Derry, for Catholics, Londonderry for Protestants. In the middle of the city, flows the river Foyle, which separates them as their liquid border: from 1969, when the most recent Northern Irish conflict started, most of the Protestants residents moved out of the area in fear of intimidation and sectarian violence. A dreamlike and surreal reverie on the concept of separation, border, (geographical and mental), narrated from the point of view of the river, who becomes the narrator and the protagonist, where dreams and reality are interlaces in a sort of magical autobiography of the river itself. Through dreamlike sequences and archive material made by ordinary Irish people in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s in Derry and – through the voice of the river, tides questions our perception of past and recent events: what could it tell us? What does it know about us? Visually moving between past and present times, the river foyle invites us to reflect on issues that are going beyond its own edges - what is a border? Are the dreams of those who lived before the conflict different from those dreamed today? And above all, what happened to our dreams?

  • Written by: Alessandro Negrini
  • Executive Producers: William Silke
  • Associate Producers: Docucity, Jill Tellez, The Basaglia Group
  • Producer: Alessandro Negrini
  • Director of Photography: Odd Geir Saether
  • Editor: Stuart Sloan
  • Original Music: Cris Ciampoli


Alessandro Negrini
Alessandro Negrini
Multi award winning Italian film director and poet. Born in Turin, he defines himself as a film director by mistake. He spent much of the late 1990s traveling Europe writing and in 2001 he moved to Ireland. His work deals with social exclusion and resistance and combines documentaries, fiction and poetry. Before becoming a film director he worked as a school janitor, a salesman for an unknown circus, an illegal museum guide and deliveryman of yellow pages. His previous film Paradiso, commissioned by the BBC, has won 18 international awards in festivals around the world and has been selected in more than 50 film festivals. His new film ‘Tides’ has received 6 international awards since its release last june.


Guest Film
fronteiras de enerxía animal

Plácido Romero | Spain, 2017, 20’

The various variants of animal energy were crucial to survival of the inhabitants of the Laboreiro Raia Seca in the Portuguese Galician border.

  • Realização: Plácido Romero
  • Correalização: Aser Álvarez
  • Cameras: Aser Álvarez, Plácido Romero
  • Editor: Plácido Romero
  • Production: Arraianos Multimedia
  • Collaboration: Mariana Romero
  • Music: BannKalac e Vitorino


Plácido Romero
Plácido Romero
Born in Verin (Galicia) where he worked for several years as a high school teacher. In the nineties he directed a working group with teachers and students at the IES of Celanova, for the introduction of audiovisuals in didactic practice. In 2012 he joins the Arraianos Producer where he has collaborated with Aser Álvarez in the production of documentaries, as “100% CEF”, “Sísifo Confuso, os traballos e os días de Francisco Leiro” e “Fronteiras de enerxía animal”.

Aser Álvarez
Aser Álvarez
Aser Álvarez (Bande, 1976) holds a degree in Political Science and Journalism with a postgraduate degree in Audiovisual Communication. Founding member of Arraianos Multimedia Productions. Director, Screenwriter and Executive Producer of the documentary film "100% CEF, a biography of Celso Emilio Ferreiro", winner of national and international awards; and of "Looking for Bill Viola," a video creation for a pedagogical project of approach to contemporary art through audiovisual language. He also directed a number of award-winning advertising works. "Sisyphus Confused. Works and sayings of Francisco Leiro "is his most recent feature-length documentary, after three years of filming between Cambados, Madrid and New York. Director, Screenwriter and Executive Producer of "Chunks of Life", a new audiovisual format developed for CRTVG. Member of the Galician Academy of Audiovisual and the Spanish Academy of Sciences and Television Arts.


Guest Film

Rubén Pardiñas | Spain, 2007, 58’

In the debate about which political-cultural community should border regions belong to, everyone has an opinion: from the controversial disputes between historians, philologists and politicians, to the more pragmatic positions of the inhabitants of these areas. They all refer to the evidence that administrative divisions often do not correspond to cultural identities. An approach to the construction of collective identities through the bordering municipalities of Galicia with Asturias, León, Zamora and Portugal.

  • Written by / Realização: Rubén Pardiñas
  • Camera / Editing: Carlos Aguilera
  • Sound: Daviz López
  • Sound Editing:: César Molina
  • Producers: Miguel Gavito / Carlos Aguilera
  • Executive Producer: Emilio Gonzalez Martí
  • Production Company: Pasacana Films, 2004


Rubén Pardiñas
Rubén Pardiñas
Rubén Pardiñas (Vigo, 1976) wrote the screenplays and directed the documentaries "Lo más profundo es la piel" (2004), Fronteiras (AvidHoc Award at the II International Documentary Festival of Tui Play-Doc 2006), A terceira póla (2008) and La mirada del Pintor (2012). Rubén is the author of the following test books: Emancipació, de que? Una visió pragmatista de l'art contemporani (2001) and Seamos serios, pero no tanto. Arte, filosofía y la persistencia de lo sublime (2004).


Guest Film

Ricardo Costa | Portugal, 1979, 85’

The traditions and reflections of modern society in one of the most remote areas of Portugal. Three episodes (1 - "Inverneiras", 2 - "Transumancias", 3 - "Brandas") that describe the vital life cycles of the populations, emphasizing the cyclical migrations from the valleys to the mountain, and vice versa. Immigration is an extreme consequence of that situation, contributing to transform the habits and community structures of the region. Exteriors in Castro Laboreiro and Peneda - Gerês National Park.

  • Production: Diafilme, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa/RTP. Série: - O HOMEM MONTANHÊS
  • Written by: Ricardo Costa
  • Photography: Vítor Estevão


Ricardo Costa
Ricardo Costa
Director and producer, was born in Peniche in 1940. Attended the Faculty of Letters of Lisbon until 1967 and defended his thesis on the novels of Kafka ("Franz Kafka, an inverted writing"), obtaining a degree in Letters in 1969. He was a high school teacher and publisher of literary works of sociological content - Mondar Publishers - until 1974. He dedicated himself to the cinema, but only became a professional filmmaker after the "Carnation Revolution", having been a member of the cooperative Grupo Zero, with João César Monteiro, Jorge Silva Melo, Seixas Santos and others. He worked actively with RTP directing and producing, as an external collaborator, two large series of documentary films: Mar Limiar, 29 short films of thirty minutes on the life of seafarers of ​​the Portuguese coast and Homem Montanhês, four feature films about the mountains, each one comprising of three episodes. Produced and directed in this period (74/82) several other documentaries and feature films. He managed the production company "Diafilme audiovisuais," having collaborated until 1977, as a producer and director, with the German television networks ARD and the American CBS. Among other shorts and feature films made until now, Ricardo directed his first feature film between 1978 and 1980. He was screenwriter or co-screenwriter of all his films.


águas profundas

Josephine van Grinsven, 2017, 14'

On the African island of São Tomé e Principe, they say albino people are made from water and if they ever enter again, it will take them back. The young Abdelaziz has albinism and always feared the water growing up on his island. But he made the decision to cross the water to the other side, and work as a cook in a typical Portuguese restaurant in the tiny, traditional town of Castro Laboreiro.

  • Cinematography Anna Silva-Schlenker
  • Sound Sean Van Wert
  • Editing Pien Van Grinsven . Anna Silva-Schlenker . Sean Van Wert
  • Production: AO NORTE / Plano Frontal 2016


Josephine van Grinsven
Josephine van Grinsven
Born in Holland, where she studied political science, Pien left the country to pursue documentary directing with the master Doc Nomads. For this master she made films in Portugal, Hungary and Belgium, where she is still based. She made this film with her two classmates and collaborators Sean and Anna.


os estrangeiros

Rita Al Cunha, 2017, 15'

The discovery of a village in the northern border of Portugal, where melancholy dictates the fate of Men. A story about the bravery of leaving and the resilience of staying in a land indifferent to sorrow.

  • Realização / Editing: Rita Al Cunha
  • Camera: Henrique Montalvão
  • Sound / Post production / Music: Manuel Brásio
  • Coordenação geral: Carlos Viana
  • Tutor Director: Pedro Sena Nunes
  • Production Manager: Rui Ramos
  • Executive Producers: Mário Gomes
  • Technical Support: Miguel Arieira
  • Cast: Virgínia Esteves, Maria Fraga, Ermerinda Rodrigues
  • Production: AO NORTE/ Plano Frontal 2016


Rita Al Cunha
Rita Al Cunha
Bio product of 1994 April’s harvest, Rita was born with a weird sense of humor and a fixation for cult cinema. She studied Communication Sciences and Cinema in Lisbon and Bologna and in 2015 the Portuguese American Postgraduate Society awarded her with a scholarship to work in New York. She wishes to make films with awkward silences and raw emotions. Rita is not funny, but sometimes she tries.


pena d'anamão

Ricardo Dias, 2017, 18'

In Castro Laboreiro we observe rocky hills with little villages spread out over the valleys and shepherd women taking care of the kettle and dressed in black. Through observing Isalina, the woman who dissolves in the landscapes of rocks and her daughter Leonor who divides the modern life and the rural one, we are able to understand intrinsically the lives and ethnographic profile of the Northern Portuguese Minho and Castro Laboreiro population. Portraying solitude with Pena D’Anamão on the background lingering persistently over the documentary.

  • Director of Photography: Ricardo Guerreiro
  • Sound Director: João Guimarães
  • Editor: Ricardo Dias
  • Supervisão de Edição: Pedro Sena Nunes, Ricardo Guerreiro, João Guimarães
  • Script: Ricardo Dias, Ricardo Guerreiro, João Guimarães
  • Supervisão de Guião: Pedro Sena Nunes
  • Production: AO NORTE/ Plano Frontal 2016


Ricardo Dias
Ricardo Dias
Originally from Algarve, a region in the South of Portugal, having lived there until he was 18 years old, when he moved to the UK to study Film Production. In the UK Ricardo studied in different Universities, but ended up specializing in Cinematography. Having had the opportunity to shoot both Fiction and Documentary films and being awarded for both. Whilst studying the Art of Light, Ricardo has always been interested in the human stories found back in the Algarve and all over Portugal, which are often the background of his films. Nowadays he lives in Lisbon and both works as a Director and Director of Photography.


a maldição

Nuno Escudeiro, 2017, 40'

Cevide, the northernmost village of Portugal, is a cursed place. Two ex-smugglers seek to save this place, each resorting to different methods. Antero is the keeper of the place, inhabiting it, trying to keep it as it once was. Mário is the face of one of its possible futures, trying to bring tourism to the village and transforming it into something new. The first marking stone of the Portuguese nation stands on cursed land. Is such fact irony or prophecy? How does Cevide’s curse manifest today? What are Antero and Mário: its condemnation or its salvation?

  • Director of Photography: Nikolaus von Schlebruegge
  • Montador: Nuno Escudeiro
  • Sound Director: Pierluca Ditano
  • Production: AO NORTE/ Plano Frontal 2016


Nuno Escudeiro
Nuno Escudeiro
Nuno Escudeiro (1986) completed his studies in Multimedia Communication at the University of Aveiro and in Documentary Filmmaking at Zelig, School for Documentary in Bolzano, Italy. Works with moving image for both cinema and gallery. His shorts films were shown at various national and international festivals. His first feature film "Moon Europa" was presented at Dok.Fest Munich and IndieLisboa.