Original Film Title: Alice and the Land that Wonders
Directors Name: Giulia Grandinetti
Writers Name: Giulia Grandinetti
Producer: Giulia Grandinetti, Nikada Film
Country of Origin: Italy
Country of Filming: Italy
Runtime: 1 h 40 min 46 sec
Alice is about to turn eighteen, but she doesn’t seem to be ready to grow at all. A dive into the unconscious. A journey in search of a rebirth. A wish of hope to all the souls who choose life instead of suicide. A reasoning on the concept of normality, through the mirror of magical realism.
Original Film Title: Subordination: Body Image III.
Directors Name: László Gálos
Writers Name: László Gálos
Producer: László Gálos
Country of Origin: Hungary
Country of Filming: Hungary
Runtime: 08 min 52 sec
The movie studies how works of art, especially photography influence our perception of life and of reality – not only in their finalized, polished state, but also during and throughout their creation process.
Original Film Title: Talk For Life: English as an Additional Language
Directors Name: Amel Tresnjic
Writers Name: Amel Tresnjic
Producer: Amel Tresnjic
Country of Origin: Australia
Country of Filming: Australia
Runtime: 62 min 9 sec
This inspiring documentary film takes us on a journey into the world of language and the crucial role it plays in the lives of newly arrived refugees in Australia. This heart-warming film tells of their experiences, from trauma endured as they fled their war-torn countries, to their search for safety and a better life in Australia. Dandenong North Primary School, a multi-cultural school situated in a Melbourne suburb, welcomes children of refugee backgrounds and their families with open arms. The school’s goal is to give children the best start on a path of lifelong learning. The film features the school’s highly successful English as an Additional Language Support Program and highlights the life changing role it plays for children of non-English speaking backgrounds. Dandenong North Primary School demonstrates the vital responsibility an educational institution plays in supporting refugee students as they overcome language barriers and develop the ability to express themselves. The importance of learning to ‘talk for life’ is the heart of this unique and uplifting educational film, made by multi-award-winning documentary filmmaker, Amel Tresnjic.
Film Description: Life in Africa is very difficult, especially for people with disabilities. Utho Ngathi is trying to change the lives of these people. The director Maite Hundt reports from her perspective which lives Utho Ngathi could already change.
A group of kayakers find themselves in the difficult mission of running the three less explored and most dangerous rivers of the south of the world.
The Pascua River, Bravo and Baker. They will overcome the difficult tests that the patagonia will put on them, in addition they will learn about of the complicated environmental situation that Chile is suffering in its fight for fresh water.
The odyssey of a woman (40 years old) on the almost hopeless search for a life that does not seem like hell, after suffering the most terrible abuse and loss of her only consolation. She finds the answer for a life-affirming path beyond all clichés, until the wave breaks. Her key of success: unconditional love and freedom.
As an assignment for the parents, our daycare asked us to collect all objects that were important for our 3-year old son during the summer holiday and put them in a shoebox. These so-called summer boxes were used as an aid for the children to help them to vividly relate in the group about their experiences during the summer. I was thinking about a way to bring this box of objects alive in a film and to find a way to have the audience feel the emotions my son had during his holiday. As this idea grew, I contacted musician Vincent Fournier-Boisvert and asked if I could use his beautiful song ‘Un Mois de Bois Mort’ of the album ‘Mon Coeur est une Arme’ for this purpose.