Zapitalistis

Kapitalistis

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Sat Mar 3, 2018 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Mar 4, 2018 – 12:00 pm | Domenico’s


Kapitalistis

Directed by Pablo Munoz Gomez

Narrative Short
France | 15 min | 2017


Santa is capitalist. He brings toys to the rich kids and swea shirts to the poor ones.
Nikos, 5 years old.



Zapitalistis - Pablo Munoz GomezPablo Munoz Garcia
Director, Writer

Pablo Munoz Gomez graduated from IAD in 2013 in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium. In 2012,
he co-directed his first short film “Jan” (produced by Mediadiffusion) with Rémi Allier. His second film, Welkom (2013) received numerous awards in various festivals including the Magritte for Best Short Film in 2014.
In 2016, he directed his third short film, Kapitalistis, (Produced by Roue Libre production and Origine Films) and made his debut in documentary directing with Integration Inch’Allah.
In addition to his directorial successes, Pablo also worked as director assistant on feature films such as Je suis à toi directed by David Lambert (Produced by Frakas Production) , Je me tue à te le dire directed by Xavier Seron (Produced by Novak Prod) and on the short film Zinneke directed by Rémi Allier (Produced by Mediadiffusion).

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Director: Pablo Munoz Garcia
Country: France/Belgium
Year: 2017
Language:  French with English subtitles
Runtime:  15 min
Rated: R

Credits


Writer: Pablo Munoz Gomez. Sarah Schenkel, Xavier Seron
Producer: Olivier Berlemont, Emilie Dubois, David Borgeaud, Erika Meda
Cinematography/DP: Kinan Massarani
Editor: Nicolas Bier

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White Out - Cable Hardin, Director

White Out

BIFF Selects Short Slot

Sat Mar 3, 2018 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Mar 4, 2018 – 12:00 pm | Domenico’s


White Out

Directed by Cable Hardin
Narrative Short
USA | 6 min | 2015


A lone pilot is faced with isolation on a cold, dark world. Made possible by grants from the South Dakota Arts Council and The Griffith Foundation of South Dakota State University. Music by Domenico Cimarosa and performed by Nathan Jorgensen and Mary Ermel Walker.



White Out - Cable Hardin, DirectorCable Hardin
Director

Cable Hardin has been making films and animation for tv, film, and web for decades. He also teaches film and animation at South Dakota State University as well as organizing animation and film exhibition (SoDak Motion/SoDak Animation Festival, 2008-present). Cable has also specialized in makeup special effects for film and tv. Other titles in his filmography include Beebox (2018), Infestation (2016), Big Brown’s TV Slap-Down (2016), The Uncle Mike Show (2013), Look to the Sea (2010), Beard and Moustache Experiments (2008), and Ancestors (2006).

White Out - Cable Hardin, Director

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Director: Cable Hardin
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime:  6 min
Rated: G

Credits


Writer: Cable Hardin
Animator: Cable Hardin

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Wink - Monika Petrillo, Director

Wink

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Wink

Directed by Monika Petrillo

Narrative Short Film
USA | 15 min | 2017


A lonely and slightly repressed housewife discovers an unusual way to spice up her afternoon.



Wink - Monika Petrillo, DirectorMonika Petrillo
Director

Monika Petrillo grew up in Munich, Germany. She’s established herself as a respected script supervisor in the film industry for over 26 years. Her directorial debut, the documentary film “Flyabout”, premiered at SXSW in 2006. She’s a private pilot and mother of two fledgling teenagers. But no pets. Not even a goldfish.

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Director: Monika Petrillo
Country: USA
Year: 2017
Language: English
Runtime:  15 min
Rated: PG-13

Credits


Producer: James Baumgartner
Writer: Monika Petrillo
Director of Photography: Stephan Dalyai

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Citipati

Citipati

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Sat Mar 3, 2018 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Mar 4, 2018 – 12:00 pm | Domenico’s


Citipati

Directed by Andreas Feix

Narrative Short
Germany | 7 min | 2017


After being subjected to a cataclysmic meteorite impact, a small dinosaur attempts to battle the horrific aftermath both physically & psychologically. A tale about life, death & rebirth, told from a unique, prehistoric perspective.



Citipati - Andreas FeixAndreas Feix
Director,  Writer

After experimenting with short films & vfx techniques throughout his high school years, Andreas Feix went on to study Visual Effects & Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, graduating in 2015. Over the past several years he has also worked for several companies within the area of Stuttgart & London such as Unexpected, Pixomondo, Mackevision and MPC, and has participated in a variety of film, television and advertising projects. For his graduation film “Citipati” he received both a VES and an Annie Award, as well as a second VES award for his participation on “John Lewis: Buster the Boxer”. Currently Andreas works as a compositing artist at ILM London.

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Director: Andreas Feix
Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Language: N/A
Runtime: 7 min
Rated: PG

Credits


Producers: Francesco Faranna
Writer: Andreas Feix
Music: Petteri Sainio
Sound Design: Michael Boger

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Exiled - Mike Seely, Director

Exiled

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Sat Mar 3, 2018 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Mar 4, 2018 – 12:00 pm | Domenico’s


Exiled

Directed by Mike Seely
Documentary Short
USA | 30 min | 2016


Exiled tells the stories of two deported US military veterans in Tijuana, Mexico.

These honorably discharged “green card” soldiers had already served out sentences for convictions in the US, only to be deported to their birth country. With sweat, tears and grassroots organizing, deported paratrooper Hector Barajas is on a mission to raise awareness about the deported veteran issue, and reunite with his 11-year-old daughter in Compton.

Mauricio Hernandez struggles with severe PTSD as a result of his time as a US soldier combat in Afghanistan, but stuck in Mexico, he has no access to the mental healthcare he is entitled to as a veteran. This film is a powerful and intimate look at the human consequences of current US immigration policies.

These soldiers who were willing to die for their country, are now fighting to be heard, and return to the US, the country they consider home.



Exiled - Mike Seely, DirectorMike Seely
Director

Mike is a filmmaker and director of photography based in San Francisco. He has produced, directed and photographed several award-winning films, and has experience working on dozens of cross-cultural and international projects.

His work has been broadcast in the US and screened at festivals internationally including Slamdance, Tribeca, Toronto International Film Festival, and the San Francisco International Film Festival.

As a director of photography he has worked with various independent directors, as well as non-profit and broadcast clients such as National Geographic, MTV2, Frontline World, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

In 2005, he completed his MA in documentary film production at Stanford University, and for 2010 he received a Fulbright grant to work in Lodz, Poland on a project exploring the Polish documentary film tradition.

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Film Information


Directors: Mike Seely
Country: USA
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 30 min
Rated: PG 13

Credits


Producer: Mike Seely, John Kane

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A Woman's Right to Shoes

A Woman’s Right To Shoes

BIFF Selects Short Slot

Sat Mar 3, 2018 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Mar 4, 2018 – 12:00 pm | Domenico’s


A Woman’s Right To Shoes

Directed by Robyn Grace

Narrative Short
New Zealand | 15 min | 2017


When Alice is left by her husband, she devises an unusual way to mend her broken heart. But is she making a fool of herself or striking out for a woman’s right to shoes?



A Woman's Right to Shoes - Robyn Grace DirectorRobin Grace
Director,  Writer

Robyn studied Drama & Film, and English Literature at Victoria University in Wellington, she went straight on to start a career in the theatre, working in lighting, stage management, publicity and eventually Directing, with the critically acclaimed “Dry White and Friendly”. She also directed Alan Brough in his Comedy sensation “You’ve been a bad bad boy Elvis” which toured from NZ to the Montreal Comedy Festival.
With itchy feet she headed off overseas which started a new phase in her life, and after four babies returned to the work force as an Assistant Director in the film industry.
She has worked extensively in New Zealand on many productions including big US funded features “30 Days of Night” and “Deathgasm” (for which her worked earned her an Associate Producer credit as well), and dramas, “Legend of the Seeker” and “Spartacus”. And great New Zealand funded features such as “The Most Fun You Can Have Dying” and “The Weight of Elephants”. She also worked in South Africa on the hit “District 9” for Peter Jackson’s company Wingnut Films.
Robyn has also Directed three series of “Korero Mai” which is a Maori language based drama and an episode of “Cul de Sac” a popular children’s series for TVNZ.

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Film Information


Director: Robyn Grace
Country: New Zealand
Year: 2017
Language: English
Runtime: 15 min
Rated: PG 13

Credits


Producers: Robyn Grace, Rory MacGillycuddy
Executive Producers: Declan Cahill, Peter, Barrett, Peter Roberts
Author of Adapted Material: Marian Keyes
Cinematographer/DP: John Cavill
Production Designer: Penny Kerr
Sound Mixer:
Richard Flynn
Costume Designer:
Sarah Voon

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