A glass factory in the middle of the German-Czech border region. The magic of the routine carries through the night shift. A symphony of muscle mass, glowing hot glass, and the birds that sing with the coming daylight.
While working in Strasbourg on her latest animated short, Weijia Ma has to rush back to China when France is under lockdown. Upon her arrival, another lockdown awaits her. Fourteen days in a hotel, like a bear in its cave. From the surreal flight to her quarantine, the director recounts this experience through a filmed diary, with humor, inventiveness and a touch of romantic comedy.
A day in life of three road workers. Krzysztof talks about his job as a road roller operator, Jerzy is having problems with two dogs, and Zdzisław is mad because he did not get a day off. Three generations of blue-collar workers, three similar biographies against the background of contemporary Poland and its problems.
On a volcanic island, inhabitants are caught in an unending cycle: the threat of impending eruptions and earthquakes, and the burden of past traumas loom over them. Some draw upon myth and religious beliefs to interpret their precarious situation, while others demonstrate resilience, rebuilding their villages from the volcanic rocks.
What was to be a coveted tour of a Japanese group around Europe had a tragic end. The 1969 events are remembered by a couple who went on their honeymoon at that time. Their story is illustrated by authentic footage recorded by Japanese tourists and a private journal, which is read out off-screen, full of euphoria and puzzlement with regard to foreign cultures. Who was its author and what did this journey become for him?
Has a degree from the Norwegian Film School and works as a film director. He has made a feature film, several tv concepts, short films such as “Mr. Death,” “Vi har alle vårt,” “Brick Vision,” and “ISOLA,” as well as over a hundred commercials, several award winning, including gold, silver and bronze at Cannes Lions.
Swiss-Turkish filmmaker who holds a B.A. in Arts from Lausanne University and an M.A. in Documentary Filmmaking from the DocNomads program. She is an alumna of other prestigious programs, such as the Aristoteles Workshop, the Salzburg Summer Academy of Fine Arts and the Zurich Film Festival Academy. Combining documentary and experimental approach, her works revolve around themes of memory, imagination and landscape, and have been screened internationally. In 2020, she founded “A Vol d’Oiseau”, a production structure dedicated to the development of various Swiss and international projects. She is also a contributor and co-curator of the Docs in Orbit podcast.
Documentary film director. He is a graduate of the Gdynia Film School, Film Studies at the University of Łódź as well as the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. He has participated in the exchange programme with EICTV in Cuba, film workshops of the Berlinale Talent Campus EsoDoc, the Go Short Talent Campus and Poland Doc. He takes part in documentary and social projects, workshops for children and youth in Turkey, Romania and Poland. In his films, he is looking for different forms of expression ranging from cinéma vérité through personal documentaries to mocumentaries.
Born in the year 1990 in the Bavarian Forest, Germany. She considers herself as a multi-talented person, with a great love for arts and handcrafts. Since 2016 she studies documentary film at the University of Television and Film in Munich. Verena also works as a freelance filmmaker, theater director and gives film workshops for children and young people.
An independent animation artist, also a college teacher. Her documentary short film “My quarantine bear” has won the Special Mention at Vision du Réel: Her animation short “STEP INTO THE RIVER” has won the Best Animation Short at Palm Springs International Shortfest, Tricky Realities award at Tricky Women film festival, Silver Hugo award at Chicago International Film Festival, and Silver Dove Award at DOK Leipzig.