International Panorama Program 2011
FEATURE FILMS 10. (78')
Ozcan Alper, Zehra Derya Koc, Ulku Oktay, Ahu Ozturk, Emra Akay
Omnibus of five short films that were shot in the Turkish province of Kars, on the border with Armenia. Among the five directors are three debutants who were chosen to film their stories after winning a scenario contest. The final result is a sympath...
FEATURE FILMS 11. (95')
A girl from a poor family succumbs to addiction and runs away from home. Her grandmother follows her like a shadow in order to help her.
The film depicts a generation that is closer to their grandparents than their own parents. It is a story about the pain and misery of grandmothers who are struggl...
SHORT FICTION FILMS 5. (102')
A public place under surveillance. Two young women sat face to face. A few moments earlier, one of them is prepared in the privacy...
Two women meet on earth every few decades to discuss human problems and the occasional issue of more personal nature. They could not be any more opposite and yet they are bound by a deep and ancient understanding for one another.
The importance of being the firstborn, and therefore the absolute heir of the family mysterious treasure, makes of the relationship between these two brothers something more than unusual.
Pilar and Manuel prepare for what should be a night of celebration and glamour. It should be. But they’ve been sweeping their relationship under the red carpet for too long...
(United Kingdom / Portugal):
An isolated air traffic controller in the Azores connects with a lone pilot cut helplessly adrift over the North Atlantic.
A shepherd, lost in the city, searches for his flock. His call attracts the attention of some people, who decide to follow him.
25-year-old Lola is still a virgin. Her busy-body family and friends take an unhealthy concern for her welfare.
Memoirs of A Disturbed Young Lady is the story of a girl's frantic and absurd pursuit of a politically correct deflowering.
Lights is a comedy. It is the story of a small-town police officer with big dreams of being a hero. His only problem is that the peaceful village at the end of the world offers no opportunity for heroism.
SHORT FICTION FILMS 6. (93')
Gusztáv is a homeless living in Budapest. He is ill and tired and wants to end his life by jumping from one of Danube's many bridges. As he is standing there on the edge, he realizes he has some unfinished business to take care of before he disappears. To be able to fulfill it, he needs money, new c...
KÁRPÁTI György Mor
A murder is committed in the forest. A young man caught up in the events, and this experience has an increasingly unsettling effect on him.
...Mr. LePenn was preparing for the rendezvous of his life. There had been many such occasions before. He’d been making preparations, and brainstorming for days, to make sure that everything is in place. For a special woman he wanted special food, some nice wine, candlelight, and an intimate atmosphere...
Julja, the show hostess meets the most important interviewee of her life. Katrina’s story leads us to the gate of a world where our actions do not have to be thought over anymore. The reporter gets answers tonight that turn the wheels of fate.
NEMES Jeles László & VÁRKONYI Tímea
About that time, altogether for no definite reason, I took it into my head to cripple my life, but only in as disgusting a way as possible.
In the Hungarian Puszta two communities live side-by-side as strangers: the workers of a high-tech factory and the inhabitants of the gypsy ghetto. This happens in spite of the fact that both of them deal with electricity. However, one community’s business needs constant supply of electric cur...
ANIMATION FILMS 4. (100')
Arjan Brentjes looks at the current events through the eyes of 12 year old kid, who reads comic books and watches adventure movies. In his vision there isn’t gray but black and white, the dangerous places of the world are filled with exciting adventures.
Ion Octavian FRECEA
These is a legend about love and a curse, a legend where lovers are fighting for love.
The Great Grey Shrike is a strange wildlife-story about the very peculiar manners of the great grey shrike, the common cuckoo, starlings and other birds.
BALÁZS Zoltán & KOPACZ Annámria
(Hungary / Romania):
Seklesr Indians are a stronge sort, they grew out of the ground and they are the children of the rocky soil of highlands, a fair-skinned genre.
The subject of this animation was inspirate by a historic moment of our country. Everything that is inclu...
The video is part of the project Korporal Zoo, a series of short movies which deal with the relationship between animals and human beings studied from several prospectives: cultural, social, environmental.
In The Waltz appear birds flying freely, and a couple of women (they can be sisters, friends...
An old lady is frightened of losing her husband …
Two old friends, living with their cat in a faded apartment, relive the percussive and furious atmosphere of the Boogie-woogie of their youth. At that time, they accompanied a sensual singer of whom there is no more than an image on an old poster … Unless the black cat is her reincarnation?
By a sunny afternoon. A musician dropes his double bass to undress and bathe in the river. A little farther, a woman removes her dress and dives into the water. An individual seizes discreetly their clothes. The musician and the swimmer meet, naked and shy. Whereas he searches for foliage, she takes...
It’s raining. A small village is in big trouble. The raindrops are actually a young girl’s tears. And it’s up to the hunter to put things in order…
Manuel MATOS BARBOSA
The black and white draw the three elements, animating ordinary things in a poetic sense of the image.
I already had three coffees. Waiting. This annoying kissing couple outside. Brown doors. You're a blond, a dark-haired, you're a blank piece of paper. Another version of you. Tear me!
“Paths of Hate” is a short tale about the demons that slumber deep in the human soul and have the power to push people into the abyss of blind hate, fury and rage.
Marc RIBA & Anna SOLANAS
Ointments, elixirs and poultices. Enriqueta and Ramoneta will attend your needs with discretion, reserve and pleasant manners at Sunset Street No. 17A, Barcelona. Not sold in drugstores or chemist's shops.
Enrique García & Rubén Salazar
Daisy Cutter tells the story of a ten years old girl, Zaira, who (like many others) experiences the injustice of war, with the perspective that her tender and naive eyes allow her. Zaira gathers daisies every day for a friend that she misses; so as not to forget him, so as not to lose him.
Nicolas BIANCO LEVRIN & Julie REMBAUVILLE
A migrants' family arrives by boat in a fantasized new world. The movie stages the disappointment in front of the absurd laws of our society.
EXPERIMENTAL FILMS 2. (86')
Marius LENEWEIT & Rocío RODRÍGUEZ
(Germany / Spain):
..niland 2 tells about the adaptation and transformation of man to a life beneath the water surface. The interface of air and water functions as the indicator of a climate influenced by humanity, raises questions regarding the ambivalence of the symb...
Cedric DUPIRE & Marie RICHEUX
We build into oblivion
Or the contrary.
We go there to blow on the dusty sound of the machines, to stir the memory of old Bulgarian factories, left abandoned for many years.
To write. To film.
Poetry unfolding in the silence, on the crumbling...
Lynn KOSSLER & Dagmar EGE
"Heimat" is the result of dealing with a historically charged German word and its current significance. 48 interwoven films allow for a broad spectrum of associations with this term that is not without problems.
City Codes is an experimental film presenting global non-verbal communication by young people. The specific editing of symbolic hand movements and gestures made by young people in Berlin and five of the city’s international partner cities (Beijing, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Moscow, Windhoek) ...
A woman eats spoons to become pregnant.
Manon LE ROY
A woman is walking down a long corridor bordered and overlooked by a vast stretch of water. As she wanders, she is confronted by enigmatic entities, figures like sculptures, frozen as they wait and apparently indifferent to her as she moves about, as if absent...
Format deals with relationship and boundaries between man and woman through movement.
Symbol of isolation, doubled by the sublime landscape and the complex spiritual background, the Altiplano region in Chile is the main character in the film. It represents a self-sufficient being, and the film is this being's portrait. The illustrious landscape keeps traces of a dark past – hid...
DOCUMENTARY 9. (97')
(France / Italy):
Sziget. An island. A lost paradise where the only religion is rock'n'roll music. A short documentary on what does it means "to live" a rock concert.
It is a real and demanding production required truly professional behaviour. A hybrid genre that represents some important events of the previous month based on the band’s music, some secrets in the backstage and the farewell gig. It creates an...
DOCUMENTARY 10. (52')
Mohsen Ostad Ali Makhmalbaf
Yeganeh, Hanieh, Shahnaz, Farzaneh and Behnaz are girls who each have problems with family for different reasons and have run away from their homes. They are now in a dormitory trying to solve their problems with themselves, their families and get social acceptance.
This documentary deals with the ...
MUSIC & DANCE FILMS (69')
A voyage to the land of Black and White.
The game leads the night that weaves its web, and life, between fantasy and reality. It enfolds us in in the maze of a journey of initiation.
The scenery flies by, becomes blurred and staggers. Taking down t...
Carlos DITTBORN CALLEJAS
KorpuNater shows humans, their activities and freedom on the environment, as opposed to a dynamic set of sinuous nature, questioning the man and the effect of belonging to the natural environment, the state of impropriety of the human species before it.
Jana Magdalena KEUCHEL & Daniel WACKER
Sometimes there is no need for a deeper meaning. Sometimes it's just about having fun. And about the hangover the day after, the melncholy, a coffee and a smoke. Sensation turns into reality and become a funny, happy dance spectacle.
In a laboratory, patients undergo a brainwashing ….
Girls among them, roles in different aspects, and a treachery that stirs everything. Finally the elements regain their balance.
It's a narrative music clip for a german soul/jazz singer. The band is trying to catch a big bird.
Sil van der WOERD
An exhausted, shivering girl is captured in a dark machinery world. As she escapes in to her imagination, a mesmerizing world unfolds.
Video clip based on free jazz with artistic content.
It's video clip "moonshot falls" by Peter Von Poehl, directed by Antoine Arditti.
With a delicate sense of humor Milica Rakic creates her own archive of reports, pictures that evolve on crossing of reality and fiction.
Artist uses the principle of purity underlying modern aesthetics: prevailing white, red and black, with sources in minimalism and geometric abstraction, but it ...
Motel Deception is a fasted paced physical mystery story where the two protagonists Dexter and Clare reveal their desires through their personal interaction. Set in a seedy motel room, hidden money and a gun set the scene for a very physical confrontation between the scheming Clare and Dexter whose ...
A dance animation to pacify the goddess Abeguwo who lives in heaven, but makes it rain on earth when she urinates.
Natalia de la VEGA
Woman falls to the floor and before her death occurs she is a victim of an inner struggle: violence and loneliness burst into her body transforming it. This happens in the last thousandth of a second in her life.
Tango de Soledad (Tango of Solitude) is a 5 minute dance solo choreographed by Billy Cowie and danced by Amy Hollingsworth. The dance is based around Cowie’s Tango No 3 for Cello and Piano (played by himself and Wei-Tsen Lin) and his poem Tango de Soledad which is recited in Spanish by Clara Garcia Fraile...
Passport Control (0')
MEDIAWAVE PASSPORT CONTROL 2010 - with the support of Norway Grant: “Together in black-and-white” is for the Roman and not Roman people, students attending to secondary school or university who are enough affinitive to accomplish a comlex creative task and willing to work in team and take part in the special mozaic programs.We would like to invite underaged Roma people to work in the workshops fostering the accessible and understandable communication and getting to know the values of each other. In order to achieve our goal we are using the basic element of Passport Control, the language of art in the field of film, photo and music. The thematic workshop program consists of the conception, elaboration and realization with the help of teachers as a result of the cooperation between Roman and Hungarian people.
You can find the entry form and regulations and the method of film uploading in the left menu column.
We summarised the results of the MEDIAWAVE Summer Film Camp during the Ördögkatlan Festival (click here).
On the 4th of May, 2013, avoiding the protocol-centered award ceremony clichés of big film festivals, the organisers attempted to find a more human-centered and personal form of giving the awards and closing the 23rd Gathering in the Fort Monostor.