Ainhoa

Ainhoa

Mon Feb 25, 2019 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Fri Mar 1, 2019 – 2:30 pm | Bagels & More



Ainhoa

Directed by Ivan Sainz-Pardo
Narrative Short
Spain | 20 min | 2016


Ainhoa is 9 years old and she has left home, bringing only her school bag and a Playmobil. “Ainhoa is a story that, instead of trying to put children to sleep, tries to wake up the adults.”



Ainhoa - Ivan Sainz-PardoIvan Sainz-Pardo
Director, Writer

Ivan holds a degree in film and television by the prestigious Munich Film School (HFF München). He works as director and screenwriter in film and advertising and also as Consultant Content in the international image stock company Framepool.

He has won more than 200 Awards at film festivals around the world, an Academy Award (Oscar) pre-nomination, GOYA 2018 prenomination, Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis nomination, and Best European Short Award at the International Fantasy Film Festival of Brussels.
He received also the “Shocking Shorts Award” for which he was invited for a film master at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.

His Screenplay “The Road of life” in cowriting with Juanjo Moscardó Ruis and Jorge Dorado was Finalist in Austin Film Festival 2016.

In the Notodofilmfest 2016 he won the Best Director Award. His short “SAVE” have already won more than 40 International Awards and more than 200 Official selections.

In International Film Festival of Gijón 2015, he won the Movistar+ Best Project Award for the screenplay of his new short Film “AINHOA”.
“AINHOA” has won Awards in International Film festival in Aguilar de Campoo, Semana de Cine de Medina del Campo, Aguacate Film Festival, Cortopatía, etc.

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Film Information


Director: Ivan Sainz-Pardo
Country: Spain
Year: 2016
Language:  Spanish
Runtime:  19 min
Rated: R

Credits


Writers: Iván Sáinz-Pardo
Producer: Aitor Arenas
Cinematographer: Jose Martín Rosete
Editor: Fran Garcia
Music: Philipp Fabian Kölmel
Art  Direction: Elder Ruiz

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Bagheera

Bagheera

Mon Feb 25, 2019 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Fri Mar 1, 2019 – 2:30 pm | Bagels & More



Bagheera

Directed by Christopher R. Watson
Narrative Short
United Kingdom | 18 min | 2018


Set on the unruly outskirts of Mumbai, Bagheera is the determined young leader of an Indian Girl Scout troop. She teaches her pack everything from Snake Handling to Short Wave Radio communication, at the same time equipping them with courage and determination. Little does she know that her own strength and expertise are about to be pushed to their limit in a fight for her life. Abducted by a terrifying psychopath, she uses the skills of her many achievement badges to escape and serve up a scorching retribution.

The film addresses a major issue facing many societies throughout the world today, the violent denigration of women. Whilst the subject is dark, the message is uplifting. Bagheera reminds us that bravery and resourcefulness are two of humanity’s most powerful tools.


Bagheera Movie Poster | Christopher Watson, Director

Bagheera - Christopher WatsonChristopher R. Watson
Director

Christopher is an experienced writer, director who has been living in Mumbai, India for most of the last four years. He is fascinated by Indian culture and his work is focussed on exploring the extraordinary diversity of human experience that he sees in the Indian landscape.

He has written two feature films in Hindi language, that are currently in development in India and carefully crafts his stories to have resonance for both Indian and International audiences. This hybrid approach lends his work a unique creative difference.

Film Information


Directors:  Christopher R. Watson
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2018
Language: Hindi, English subtitles
Runtime: 18 min.
Rated: PG-13

Credits


Producer: Christopher R. Watson, Sakar Raut
Executive Producers:
Jodie Waterhouse and Stuart Watson
Writer: Christopher R. Watson
Music:Bernie Gardner, Kira McCaig
Cinematographer: Anu Moothedath
Editor: Neil Edwards

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Layam

Layam

Mon Feb 25, 2019 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Fri Mar 1, 2019 – 2:30 pm | Bagels & More


Layam

Directed by Assaf Machnes
Narrative Short
Israel | 17 min | 2018


Shai used to be a tough commander and Kedem used to be his tormented rookie. Things change.


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Layam - Assaf MachnesAssaf Machnes
Director

Writer-director based in Tel Aviv. Graduated from the Met Film School (London).

Assaf’s shorts were selected for festivals such as Venice Biennale (2018), Berlinale (2017), Locarno (2016), Sarajevo, BFI London, Palm Springs, Seattle and Raindance. His films have won numerous awards, and were sold for distribution at HBO Europe, ARTE, Mediaset, SBS, SVT, Pacific Voice and Télé-Québec.

An alumni of Locarno’s Filmmakers Academy, and Berlinale Talent’s program, Assaf is now raising funds for his debut feature while developing several projects both for the small and the big screen.

Film Information


Directors:  Assaf Machnes
Country: Israel
Year: 2018
Language: Hebrew
Runtime: 17 min.
Rated:

Credits


Cinematography: Itay Gross
Producers: Assaf Machnes
Editor: Or Lee-Tal
Music: Daniel Markovich

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Once Always

Once Always

Mon Feb 25, 2019 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Fri Mar 1, 2019 – 2:30 pm | Bagels & More



Once Always

Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by Susanne Boeing
Narrative Short
Germany | 21 min | 2017


Only when a young mother fears her child is in danger is she able to take the first step away from codependency with her own alcoholic mother.


Once Always- Susanne BoeingSusanne Boeing
Director

After finishing high-school Susanne Boeing travelled Europe and South Africa working as camera assistant for TV magazines and documentaries. She passed basic studies in Law and then took up studies in Film and Television at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. The episode Feature film “Hotel by the hour” was produced and supervised by Wolfgang Becker, with whom Susanne than worked on “Good-bye, Lenin!” as an assistant and children’s casting director. Since 1998 she works as a freelance assistant director on productions such as “Stromberg, the series” (Arne Feldhusen), Tatort (Peter F. Bringmann) and with directors: Lars Jessen, Marc Ottiker, Ingo Haeb, Tom Schreiber, David Carerras, Wilhelm Engelhardt et al. Her own films were screened and awarded at numerous film festivals around the world.

Film Information


Directors:  Susanne Boeing
Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Language: German
Runtime: 21 min.
Rated: PG-13

Credits


Writer: Susanne Boeing
Producers: Susanne Boeing, Hans Böing, Stefan Schlenstedt
Editor: Claudia Fröhlich
Cinematography: Jan Schuberth

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Voxgirl

Voxgirl

Mon Feb 25, 2019 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Fri Mar 1, 2019 – 2:30 pm | Bagels & More



Voxgirl

Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by David Bashford
Narrative Short
USA | 23 min | 2018


A former kids’ TV actor who has garnered an unwanted cult following looks to reinvent herself and legitimize her music career.



Voxgirl - David BashfordDavid Bashford
Director, Writer

David Bashford is a Grillo-Award winning filmmaker who has worked under the tutelage of notable film and TV figures such as Alex Cox (Repo Man), John Badham (Saturday Night Fever), and Anne Beatts (Saturday Night Live). Bashford has long been drawn to absurdist comedy and dark satire, and this has informed his work while completing his MFA in Film Directing from Dodge College of Film & Media Arts at Chapman University. In addition to his work as a visual storyteller, he has written, recorded, and produced three full length music albums, and is ecstatic to combine his film and music passions on VOXGIRL.

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Film Information


Director: David Bashford
Country: USA
Year: 2018
Language:  English
Runtime:  23 min
Rated:  PG-13

Credits


Writers: David Bashford
Producer: Angenica Eusebio
Cinematographer: Robert Chuck
Editor: Michael Gutierrez
Sound Design:  Tianfu Zhang
Production Designer: Kayla Acosta-Galvan

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