Festivals: call for entries

"Media-K" accepts applications from filmmakers and creative groups to create socially significant content
 
Deadline: 18.00 - 25.10.2021
 
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Pitching for short fiction films from Uzbekistan & Kyrgyzstan
 
Date: 15.09 - 15.11.2021
Place: Almaty, Kazakhstan 
 
Salem Short — первый питчинг короткометражного жанрового кино от Salem
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New film festival "Snow Leopard - Guardian of the Mountains"
 
Date: 27.08.2021
Place: Kyrgyzstan 
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Thursday, 17 December 2015 00:00

"Seide" made by Elnura Osmonalieva will be shown at the International film festival in Sundance
 

Sundance Institute announced its full lineup of 72 short films that will leave a lasting impact on audiences long after the lights go up at their screenings at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Sundance and Ogden, Utah. 

 

 

International Narrative Short Films:

 

 ● Audition / Sweden (Director: Lovisa Sirén, Screenwriters: Lovisa Sirén, Peter Modestij) — Mika is auditioning male actors for her first feature, and they are all well-established alpha dogs in the film business. The situation turns more sour as their confidence in her reaches new lows.

 

 ● Belladonna / Croatia (Director and screenwriter: Dubravka Turic) — Three women of different ages and backgrounds meet in an ophthalmologist’s waiting room. The mention of a tragedy that left one of them nearly blind suddenly bridges their differences and creates a possibility for closeness and connection.

 

 ● Her Friend Adam / Canada (Director and screenwriter: Ben Petrie) — A boyfriend's jealous impulse spirals out of control in 16 minutes of romantic doom.

 

 ● It's Not You / Canada (Director and screenwriter: Don McKellar) — Relationships can be an endless cycle of breakups.

 

 ● Land Tides (Marea de Tierra) / Chile, France (Directors and screenwriters: Manuela Martelli, Amirah Tajdin) — Laura, a heartbroken teenager from Santiago, is on holiday in the southern Chilean archipelago, Chiloé, with her friends. As she wanders the lonely island seascapes, she encounters a group of women who are seaweed collectors and shares stories with them.

 

 ● Maman(s) / France (Director and screenwriter: Maïmouna Doucouré ) — Life is disrupted for eight-year-old Aida when her father returns with a young Senegalese woman, Rama, whom he introduces as his second wife. Sensitive to her mother's distress, Aida decides to get rid of the new visitor.

 

 ● MeTube 2: August sings Carmina Burana / Austria (Director and screenwriter: Daniel Moshel) — After Elfie and her nerdy son August successfully proved themselves on their home webcam in MeTube 1, the odd pair venture onto the street to present the biggest, boldest, and sexiest operatic flash mob the internet has ever witnessed!

 

 ● Mobilize / Canada (Director: Caroline Monnet) — Guided expertly by those who live on the land and are driven by the pulse of the natural world, this story takes us on an exhilarating journey from the far north to the urban south.

 

 ● Over / United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: Jörn Threlfall) — What has happened in this quiet suburban neighborhood? Has there been a murder, a hit-and-run, an accident? The reality is both profound and deeply unexpected.

 

 ● Peacock / Czech Republic (Director: Ondřej Hudeček, Screenwriters: Jan Smutny, Ondřej Hudeček) — A twisted queer romance set in picturesque 19th-century Bohemia tells the true story of the birth of one of the nation's most influential writers, with suspense, laughter, violence, hope, nudity, sex, and a happy ending—mostly a happy ending.

 

 ● Rate Me / United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: Fyzal Boulifa) — A portrait of a teenage escort named Coco.

 

 ● Seide / Kyrgyzstan (Director and screenwriter: Elnura Osmonalieva) — Seide lives in a snowy mountain village with her humble family and her beloved horse. When she's forced into an arranged marriage with a man from a wealthy family, she fights to save her horse from being slaughtered for food for the wedding.

 

More information here, review here

 

 ● Tuesday / Turkey, France (Director: Ziya Demirel, Screenwriters: Ziya Demirel, Buket Coşkuner) — This ordinary day of a teenage girl in Istanbul follows her encounters with three different men as she goes to school, plays basketball, and takes a bus home.

 

 

SEIDE: Final Public Screening Schedule:

 

Saturday, January 23, 9:30 p.m. Redstone Cinema 1, Park City

Sunday, January 24, 2:30 p.m. Prospector Square Theatre, Park City

Thursday, January 28, 6:00 p.m. Broadway Centre Cinema 6, SLC

Friday, January 29, 3:00 p.m. Yarrow Hotel Theatre, Park City