Feb 09 2016

Publication des décisions prises par le Comité de sélection du Film Fund Luxembourg (2-4.2.2016)

Published by under Filmfund Luxembourg

SOURCE: Communiqué de Presse – Fonds national de soutien à la production audiovisuelle

Lors de sa séance des 2, 3 et 4 février 2016 le Comité de sélection a décidé d’accorder des aides financières sélectives pour un montant total de 9.191.488 € aux 13 projets audiovisuels suivants:

Aide financière sélective à l’écriture et/ou au développement pour un montant total de 270.000 €.

Justice Dot Net, 60.000 € ; long-métrage de fiction, auteur : Thom Richardson ; réalisateur Pol Cruchten. Production – Iris Productions

Bloody Mary, 30.000 € ; long-métrage de fiction, auteur-réalisateur : Heidi Greensmith – Production – Deal Productions

Bayala, 30.000 € ; long-métrage de fiction, auteur : Vanessa Walder ; réalisateur : Federico Milella. Production – La Fabrique d’images

18, 60.000 € ; série de docu – fiction, auteurs : Camilla Ahlgren, Frédéric Goupil, Jan Peter Gunnar Dedio. Production – Iris Productions

Sawah, 30.000 € ; long-métrage de fiction, auteurs : Adolf el Assal et Sirvan Marogy, réalisateur Adolf el Assal. Production – Wady Films

Fan Club, 60.000 € ; projet expérimental de réalité virtuelle, auteur-réalisateur : Vincent Ravalec Production – a-Bahn

Aide financière sélective à la production pour un montant total de €8.891.488.

Gutland, 1.993.488 € ; long-métrage de fiction, auteur-réalisateur : Govinda Van Maele. Production – Les Films Fauves

Dead Noon, 2.950.000 € ; long-métrage de fiction, auteur-réalisateur : Jeff Desom. Production – Samsa Film

The Ranger, 1.700.000 € ; long-métrage de fiction, auteur-réalisateur : Lance Daly. Production – Samsa Film

Angelo, 1.800.000 € ; long-métrage de fiction, auteur-réalisateur : Markus Schleinzer. Production – Amour Fou Luxembourg

The Family who hid in the Cellar, 120.000 € ; court-métrage fiction, auteur-réalisateur : Ayshea Halliwell. Production – Red Lion

Arène, 120.000 € ; court-métrage fiction, auteurs-réalisateurs : Loïc Tanson & Thierry Besseling. Production – Juliette Films

Next, 208.000 € ; Film expérimental en réalité virtuelle, auteur-réalisateur : Olivier Pesch Production – Samsa Film

Le comité de sélection a analysé 22 projets pour un montant total d’aides sollicitées de 18.650.760 €.

La prochaine session du comité de sélection est prévue en principe les 26 et 27 avril 2016.

*pour rappel : le Comité de sélection est composé de Jean-Louis Scheffen (président), Guy Daleiden, Boyd van Hoeij, Karin Schockweiler, Rachel Schmid et Sébastien Tasch (secrétaire du comité).

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Jan 30 2016

Es rumort in Luxemburgs Kinowelt

SOURCE: http://www.tageblatt.lu

INTERESSENKONFLIKT
Wurden die regionalen Kinos vom Kulturministerium benachteiligt? Das legen Recherchen des Radiosenders 100,7 nahe.

Wie die Kollegen vom Radiosender 100,7 melden, rumort es heftig in Luxemburgs Kinowelt. Im Zentrum der Aufregung steht ein Interessenkonflikt, der die Caramba-Gruppe benachteiligt hätte. Diese betreibt noch drei kleine Kinos in Rümelingen, Mersch und Mondorf.

Dass Caramba in finanzuiellen Schwierigkeiten steckt, ist längst kein Geheimnis mehr. Auch Direktor Raymond Massard macht daraus keinen Hehl. Teilweise konnten Mieten nicht bezahlt werden, auch Mitarbeiter sollen noch auf Geld warten. Continue Reading »

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Jan 29 2016

Maskenbild im digitalen Zeitalter

Published by under Events & Projects

SOURCE: http://www.kulturhuef.lu

Datum
10.02.2016

Uhrzeiten
19:30 – 21:00 Uhr

Beschreibung
Ein Vortrag der Maskenbildnerin Nicole Stoewesand (Tatort, Palermo Shooting, Die andere Heimat) im Rahmen des Konferenzzyklus Wou d’Rief laanscht d’Musel …

Beginnend mit den Anfängen des Kinos, als man versuchte mit Hilfe des Make-ups Kontraste in Schwarzweiss darzustellen über den Farbfilm bis hin zum digitalen Medium das viel weniger Textur bei der Schminke erlaubt, erklärt Nicole Stoewesand anhand von Bildern und Live-Demonstrationen die neuen Herausforderungen für Maskenbildner.

Der Vortrag richtet sich nicht nur an ein Fachpublikum, sondern an alle Filmbegeisterte.

Org.: Kulturhuef asbl
Sprache: deutsch
Freier Eintritt | Reservierung 26 74 64 – 1
54, rte de Trèves
L-6793 Grevenmacher

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Jan 25 2016

Script&Pitch, AdaptLab and Story Editing selections unveiled!

Published by under English,Festival

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http://www.torinofilmlab.it/news/408-script-pitch-adaptlab-and-story-editing-selections-unveiled

TorinoFilmLab is glad to announce the selections for its Script&PitchAdaptLab and Story Editing programmes.
Script&Pitch is an advanced scriptwriting training for international scriptwriters working on fiction feature films. Here’s the 2016 line-up:

Ahmed Amer (Egypt/USA) & Omar El Zohairy (Egypt) – FEATHERS OF A FATHER
Yael Bertana & Jack Faber (Israel) – SIMONE THE HERMETIC
Leonardo Brzezicki (Argentina/Poland) – I AM ALMOST IN LOVE WITH YOU
Federico Ferrone (Italy) – THE BEST REWARD
Marie Grahtø (Denmark) – TEENAGE JESUS
Dea Kulumbegashvili (Georgia) – AMERICA

Philippe Lacôte (Côte d’Ivoire/France) – ZAMA
Aly Muritaba (Brazil) – BLOOD-DRENCHED BEARD
Andrey Paounov & Vania Rainova (Bulgaria) – JANUARY
Vuk Rsumovic (Serbia) – LIVING
Mia Spengler (Germany) – THE GHETTO OF MEDIOCRITY
Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk (Ukraine) - PAMFIR

AdaptLab – the training course for international scriptwriters wishing to develop a book-to-screen adaptation – foresees a total of 12 participants: 6 working on pre-selected novels and 6 on their own adaptation projects.

Here’s the 6 participants working on as many pre-selected novels:

Cristina Bilea (Romania)
Lawrie Doran (UK)
Tamara Erde (France/Israel)
Kim Eun-Zi (Austria)
Khurrum Mahmood (UK/Pakistan)
Frédéric Zeimet (Luxembourg)

And the 6 working on their own adaptation projects:
Kadir Balci (Belgium) – HARDER THAN THE SNOW, based on the novel by Stefan Hertmans
Jan-Ole Gerster (Germany) – IMPERIUM, based on the novel by Christian Kracht
Dénes Nagy(Hungary) – NATURAL LIGHT, based on the novel by Pál Závada
Minna Prader (Switzerland) – YOUTH WITHOUT GOD, based on the novel by Ödön von Horváth
Mikko Kuparinen (Finland) – WHITE HUNGER, based on the novel by Aki Ollikainen Chen-His Wong (Singapore) – CITY OF SMALL BLESSINGS, based on the novel by Simon Tay

Linked to TFL’s development programmes – AdaptLab and Script&Pitch – Story Editing is a training course aimed at films and media professionals accompanying writers, directors and producers in the development of original or adapted fiction feature film scripts. Here’s the full list:

Erica Barbiani (Italy)
Delphyne Besse (France)
Vanessa Ciszewski (Germany)
Patricia Drati (Denmark)
Aleksandra Świerk (Poland)
Marijana Verhoef (Croatia/Serbia)

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Jan 24 2016

PITTER PATTER GOES MY HEART Kurzfilmpreis in Saarbrücken

Published by under Acting,Festival

SOURCE: http://www.max-ophuels-preis.de

Regie: Christoph Rainer
(Deutschland, Österreich, USA 2015)

Begründung:
PITTER PATTER GOES MY HEART… ein Titel, den wir nur unbefriedigend übersetzen können: Plitsch-Platsch (laut-leise) pocht mein Herz. Ein Film, der radikal den Gesetzen des Melodrams folgt – ein Genrefilm, im Kurzfilm-Genre sehr selten. Melodram heißt: Die Handlung wird nicht von Logik, rationalen Notwendigkeiten oder Konsequenzen vorangetrieben, sondern einzig und allein vom Gefühl. Dieses Gefühl heißt in diesem Film LIEBE, radikale, ausschließliche Liebe! Die Regie des Films schafft es – ohne jede Aufdringlichkeit – die Hauptdarstellerin VICKY KRIEPS dazu zu verführen, diese Liebe vor der Kamera zu leben, sie körperlich spüren zu lassen und die Einsamkeit, in der sie gelebt wird, sinnlich mit erleiden zu lassen. Die Schauspieler-Führung des Regisseurs CHRISTOPH RAINER allein ist schon preiswürdig. Dazu kommt noch eine den Gefühlen, dem inneren Drama dienende Lichtgestaltung und eine Bildführung, die, zusammen mit den behutsamen Akzenten der Musik, den Film wahrlich zu einem unvergleichlichen Ergebnis machen. PITTER PATTER GOES MY HEART hat die Jury tatsächlich ins Herz getroffen.

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Jan 23 2016

Sundance-bound Irish films receive Films Sales Support from the EFP

SOURCE: http://www.iftn.ie

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Promotional campaigns for six European films – including two Irish co-productions – are being boosted with Films Sales Support (FSS) from European Film Promotion (EFP) at this year’s Sundance Film Festival (January 21 – 31, 2016).

Rebecca Daly’s ‘Mammal’ and Pieter-Jan De Pue’s documentary ‘The Land of the Enlightened’ are both premiering in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. ‘Mammal’ will premiere in the World Dramatic Competition while ‘The Land of the Enlightened’ will feature in the International Documentary strand. Both films will be distributed by Wildcard Distribution and are set for Irish cinema releases in 2016.

Dedicated to the discovery of new independent cinema from around the world and as gateway to the North American market, the Sundance Film Festival is one of the important festivals in the US. €25,000 towards sales companies’ campaigns has been earmarked by EFP in total to facilitate sales of European films to North America and to strengthen networking with buyers at the festival. FSS is backed by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union. ‘Mammal’ is represented in Sundance by Germany’s sales company Picture Tree International while ‘The Land of the Enlightened’ is represented by German sales company Films Boutique. Continue Reading »

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Jan 22 2016

Gallic Comic Frederic Chau, Egyptian Star Ahmed el-Fishawy, Join Ambitious Luxembourg-Egypt Co-Prod ‘Sawah’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Published by under Wadi Films

SOURCE: http://variety.com

Palestinian-American hip hop producer Fredwrek also on board

French/Chinese comedian Frederic Chau, star of hit Gallic comedy “Serial Bad Weddings,” and popular Egyptian thesp Ahmed el-Fishawy (“Cairo 678”) will topline fresh Luxembourg and Egypt-set pic “Sawah,” an ambitious dramedy with cross-border potential being touted as the first co-prod between Egypt and Luxembourg.

As previously announced, Luxembourg-based Egyptian director Adolf El Assal (“The Notorious Guys”) will direct the pic about an Egyptian student torn between living in Egypt or Europe during the Arab Spring. El Assal previously directed French comedy “Les Gars” (“The Notorious Guys”) about a bunch of young misfits on a bizarre road trip to Portugal.

Palestinian-American hip hop producer Farid Karam Nassar, known as Fredwrek, who got his big break as Dr. Dre’s protege and has since produced tracks for artists including Ice Cube, Eminem, and Britney Spears, is on board to work alongside German composer Ali N. Askin (“Turkish for Beginners, “Life, Above All”) on the music shaping up as a key component of “Sawah.”

The storyline sees a young vegetarian pacifist DJ named Samir leave Alexandria at the onset of the Egyptian revolution to play the gig of lifetime in Berlin. Due to a mix up involving a fake passport he then lands in Luxembourg where he is sidetracked by several characters including a small time hustler, a cop, and a band of angry Gypsies.

The screenplay is by U.S-scribe Dennis Foon (“Life, Above All”).

Plan is for cameras to start rolling in September in Luxembourg and then in Egypt on “Sawah” which is being mounted as a co-prod between Luxembourg-based Wadi Films, set up by the director, and Cairo-based shingle The Producers known for fresh fare including “Blair Witch”-like Egyptian chiller “Warda.” “Sawah” is supported by Film Fund Luxembourg.

The Producers co-founder Hani Osama played up the fact that the pic features “a mix of the Egyptian and European culture” through a story that, he boasted, “will attract audiences domestically and internationally.”

Innovative Arab film distribution and promotion company Mad Solutions will distribute “Sawah” theatrically in the Arab world.

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Jan 21 2016

Luxembourg film maker heads for Oscars

Published by under Misc. Luxembourg

SOURCE: http://www.wort.lu

(JB) A Luxembourg movie maker will be walking down the red carpet at this year’s Oscar’s after “Chau, beyond the lines” was nominated for a coveted award.

Produced by Luxembourger Jerry Franck and directed by his wife, Courtney Marsh, the 2015 film follows Chau, a 16-year-old boy living in a Vietnamese camp for young people with disabilities caused by exposure to Agent Orange.

The moving documentary follows Chau’s dreams of one day becoming a professional clothing designer while battling against prejudice.

“We had always hoped for such a thing, but that it would become a reality was simply unthinkable. We knew that the film could have a chance, but there is also a lot of competition,” Franck told the Luxemburger Wort in an interview.

The 29-year-old, who went to school in Luxembourg City and studied filmmaking in Columbia College, in the US, said that the nomination in itself was the “biggest success in our careers so far,” and will help to bring the film to a wider audience.

Thusfar the film has been screened at a number of festivals and cinemas in the US. It was awarded the Grand Jury Award at the Austin Film Festival.

The film was one of five nominated for an Oscar in the short documentary category, the winner of which will be announced at an official ceremony on February 28.

www.beyondthelinesfilm.com

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Jan 09 2016

Watch Your Favorite Films as 3D Holograms

Published by under Misc. Luxembourg

SOURCE: https://thecreatorsproject.vice.com

Ever since Tupac took the stage at Coachella in 2012, holographic material has been slowly making its way into the work of contemporary visual artists and designers. Known for his music videos and a cut and stitched timelapse remix of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, visual effects artist and experimental filmmaker Jeff Desom uses his own DIY holograms to create what he calls a, “new perspective and a tribute to cinema, accessible to all.”

Desom’s latest project Holograma is a series of sculptural video installations inspired by early methods of optical theater, or Theatre Optique, a projected image technique developed by French inventor Charles-Émile Reynaud in the late 19th century. In his modern renditions, Desom brings new life to the optical theater while paying homage to Reynaud’s famous moving picture shows such as Pantomimes Lumineuses.

Famous scenes from film and television are transported to the 3D realm using what Desom describes as “a simple holographic process based on a semi-transparent screen, mixing the image of an extremely faithfully built model with the characters extracted from the original scene.”

Desom employs a rotoscoping editing technique commonly used for stop-motion films, where he outlines on-screen characters from television and film, traces their body movements, effectively cropping silhouettes out from a scene, and then converting them into a 3D holographic projection. Desom recreates iconic scenes from film and television by projecting his holographic characters onto a miniature model of the set they were taken from, built by his partner Oli Pesch. Desom and Pesch constructed a set of five boxes in Holograma that feature a selection of recognizable footage, from the Big Lebowski to Twin Peaks.

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Dec 28 2015

THE END OF EVERYTHING wins Best Experimental Short Film in Lisbon

Published by under Festival

SOURCE: http://www.lisbonfilmfestival.com/

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Christian Neuman’s “The End of Everything as You Knew It. A Guide” wins Best Experimental Film at Lisbon International Film Festival. Congrats!

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