Jul 08 2009

SHORT FILM NIGHT

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FILMREAKTER SHORT FILM NIGHT @ DIRACTORS FILM FESTIVAL, October 16th 2009

4 luxembourgish directors…

SANDY LORENTE (IVOEVA), JACQUES MOLITOR (EN COMPAGNIE DE LA POUSSIERE),

BERYL KOLTZ (STARFLY), EILEEN BYRNE (LA NUIT PASSEE)

…and their choice of 4 international short films:

Molitor: JUSTYNA NOWAK (DRAGONFLIES)

Koltz: ALEX KIRKLAND (GASH)

Lorente: IULIA RUGINA (FRIDAY AROUND ELEVEN)

Byrne: ARIANE SCHRÖDER (ICH WILL JA NUR LEBENDIG ANKOMMEN)

MISSION STATEMENT
The young luxembourgish film scene has seen a strong and steady grow in the last decade, both in the professional as in the amateur/underground fields. Their short films are meeting an increasingly broader audience worldwide as they are travelling to more and larger international festivals each year, yet in Luxembourg they are rarely ever shown. As the first of this new generation of filmmakers are moving on to feature films, is has become apparent that a local showcase for emerging talents is in dire need. Filmreakter and the DirActors International Film Festival Luxembourg have teamed up to offer the public a yearly selection of the most successful luxembourgish short films by young local directors.

Filmreakter being an independent association run by filmmakers of various backgrounds and cinematic ideologies wishes to stress the importance of such a showcase as will be the Filmreakter Shortfilm Night to be open to any filmmaker – be they professional, student or underground – our criterias are independent of budget figures, formats and other irrelevant classifications.

We see the Filmreakter Shortfilm Night as a sort of final destination of the international short film circuit for luxembourgish short films. We therefore take into consideration only films that have toured the international festival circuit, since there are thousands of festivals out there for all possible genres we do not believe that this in any way prevents any good film of finding it’s way into our selection.

SELECTION PROCESS
Filmreakter makes a selection of 3-4 recent luxembourgish short films. All 3-4 selected luxembourgish directors are then to select ONE INTERNATIONAL FILM EACH that they have seen on the international festival circuit to invite together with the film’s director to the Festival in Luxembourg. The night’s program will thus consist of 3-4 luxembourgish films followed by 3-4 international films. The evening is rounded up by a party open to all.

Though the shortfilm night is organized as part of the DirActors Festival, it does not share the concept of “Films made by Actors” for obvious reasons.

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