What do lakes contain? Landscape fluctuations and dying languages, literary utopias, bygone eras that flow to the future. How to grasp them? By exploring, comparing, connecting, going under, sinking in. What do you call the study of lakes? Limnology.
Credits Directors and writers: Dane Komljen and James Lattimer Producer: Zsuzsanna Kiràly (Flaneur Films) Co-producer: Montse Triola (Andergraun Films)
Funded by and awarded at Jeonju Cinema Project 2018 - Special Mention FIDLab 2018 - Kodak and Silverway Award Medienboard Experimental Fund
Bio/Filmo Dane Komljen, born in 1986 in SFR Yugoslavia, is a Berlin based filmmaker. All the Cities of the North, his first feature, showed at more than 50 festivals and was theatrically released in USA since its premiere in 2016 at the Locarno Film Festival. Phantasiesätze, his last short, is showing at the Jeonju IFF.
James Lattimer is a film curator, critic and filmmaker who lives and works in Berlin. He started working at the Berlinale Forum in 2008 and joined their selection committee in 2011. He co-directed his first short film All Still Orbit with Dane Komljen in 2016, which was presented at numerous international festivals.
Project in Development.
A hybrid documentary that looks to women's language, gesture, rhythm and the public voice as modes of resistance. A social science-nonfiction in celebration of women and alternative voices.
Bio/Filmo Deborah Stratman Artist and filmmaker Deborah Stratman makes work that investigates issues of power, control and belief, exploring how places, ideas, and society are intertwined. Recent projects have addressed freedom, sinkholes, comets, orthoptera, surveillance, manifest destiny, infrastructure, levitation and faith. She has exhibited internationally at venues including MoMA NY, Centre Pompidou, Hammer Museum, Mercer Union, Witte de With, the Whitney Biennial and festivals including Sundance, Viennale, Berlinale, CPH/DOX, Oberhausen, Ann Arbor, Full Frame and Rotterdam. Stratman is the recipient of an Alpert Award, Fulbright, Guggenheim and USA Collins Fellowships and grants from Creative Capital, Graham Foundation and Wexner Center for the Arts. She teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
"Optimism" 2018, 15:00 min., video "Siege" 2017, 7:00 min., video "Xenoi" 2016, 15:18 min., video "The Illinois Parables" 2016, 60:00 min., 16mm "Second Sighted" 2014, 5:05 min., video "Hacked Circuit" 2014, 15:08 min., video "Immortal, Suspended" 2013, 5:50 min., video "Musical Insects" 2013, 6:30 min., video "The Name is not the Thing named" 2012, 10:30 min., video "Village, silenced" 2012, 7:00 min., video "A Throb" 2011, 1:14 min., video "…These Blazeing Starrs!" 2011, 14:15 min., 16mm "Ray’s Birds" 2010, 7:07 min., 16mm "Shrimp Chicken Fish" 2010, 5:13 min., video "FF" 2010, 2:45 min., video "Kuyenda N’Kubvina" 2010, 40:00 min., video "O’er the Land" 2009, 51:40 min., 16mm "The Memory" 2008, 2:00 min., video "Butter and Tomatoes" 2008, 4:00 min., video "The Magician’s House" 2007, 5:45 min., 16mm "It Will Die Out in the Mind" 2006, 3:50 min. video "How Among the Frozen Words" 2005, 0:44 min., video "Kings of the Sky" 2004, 68:00 min., video "Energy Country" 2003, 14:30 min., video "In Order Not to Be Here" 2002, 33:00 min., 16mm "Untied" 2001, 3:00 min., 16mm "The BLVD" 1999, 64:00 min., video "From Hetty to Nancy" 1997, 44:00 min., 16mm "On the Various Nature of Things" 1995, 25:00 min., 16mm "Iolanthe" 1995, 4:30 min., video "Waking" 1994, 7:00 min., video "Palimpsest" 1993, 3:00 min., 16mm "In Flight: Day No. 2,128" 1993, 2:00 min., 16mm "the train from la to la" 1992, 8:00 min., video "Possibilities, Dilemmas" 1992, 10:00 min., video "A Letter" 1992, 7:00 min., video "Upon a Time" 1991, 10:00 min., 16mm "My Alchemy" 1990, 7:00 min., 16mm
Pilgrimage to Frane Selak
Project in development.
A Pilgrimage to Frane Selak is a road film featuring numerous documentary elements and elaborate musical sequences. A group of five young people with the Williams syndrome board a magical water temple and embark on a pilgrimage to find the semimythical patron of chance and luck – Frane Selak.
Credits Director and Author: Krzysztof Kaczmarek Producer: Monika Derenda (Poland Studio) Co-producer: Zsuzsanna Kiràly (Flaneur Films)
Bio/Filmo Krzysztof Kaczmarek Visual artist and filmmaker. He co-founded Artpol Gallery in Cracow. Lives and works in Warsaw and Vienna. Represented by Dawid Radziszewski Gallery in Warsaw.
Pawel and Wawel (2014) Von Haus zu Haus (2013) Pompenzuballen (2010) Buchbuch (co-directed with Łukasz Jastrubczak, 2010) Heavy Rain Fell and in the Summer John Smith Traveled to the Farmland (co-directed with Elena Cooke, 2008 Holiday Film (2007) Aleksandria (2006)
Many years ago, the cities by the river were gripped by a contagion. Things started to change and everything slowly became something else. It was not clear if transformation was a symptom of the disease or a way to escape it. The contagion touched everything and everyone: animals and plants, stones and soil, men, women and children, their thoughts, their dreams, their memories. An old woman once told me how all memories turn into trees, I could hardly make out what she was saying. She said she could hear the trees singing: To be a body, to be any body. After the years of contagion ended, the cities appeared untouched. One had to look hard to see the traces of the previous time. If one could listen to the trees, what would they say? A way out, a way out?
Credits Director, Writer, Editor: Dane Komljen Producer: Zsuzsanna Kiràly Image: Jenny Lou Ziegel Sound: Simon Apostolou Music: Aaron Hemphill Archive: Anatolij Gora
Technical Information Germany, Denmark 2017 | DCP | 1:1,85 with Pillarbox I Original Format 4:3 | 5.1. Mix | 17 Min
Commissioned by CPH:Lab; with the support of BKM and Freundinnen und Freunde der Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Festivals & Awards Locarno FF, Signs of Life - Fundación Casa Wabi-Mantarraya Award Toronto IFF, Wavelengths New York IFF, Projections Pančevo FF Batumi International Artouse FF FICValdivia Pravo Ljudski FF Sarajevo IFF of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao Zinebi - Audience Award Mar del Plata Around the World in 14 Films Belgrade Auteur FF Human Rights FF Zagreb Transcinema FF FICUNAM CPH:DOX IFF of Uruguay Locarno in LA Beursschouwburg Brussels EMAF Kiev ISFF Martovski Festival FRONTEIRA – International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival Jeonju IFF Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen IKFF Hamburg Encuentros Cámara Lúcida in Ecuador Moscow International Experimental FF Guanajuato IFF Belo Horizonte ISFF/Festcurtash "Les États Généraux du film Documentaire" Lussas ZINEBI at Tabakalera- International Centre for Contemporary Culture of San Sebastián and at the Spanish Cinematheque FRONT IFF
Distributor Arsenal Institut für Film und Videokunst Kinoscope
Bio/Filmo Dane Komljen Dane Komljen was born in 1986 in SFR Yugoslavia, studied film directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Serbia and contemporary art at Le Fresnoy, France. His short films have been shown and awarded at the Locarno Film Festival, IFF Rotterdam, FID Marseille, Festival de Cannes, Sarajevo FF and the Lincoln Center in New York. All the Cities of the North, his first feature, premiered last year at Locarno Film Festival.
Phantasiesätze, 17' (2017) All the Cities of the North, 100' (2016) All Still Orbit, 23' (2016) Our Body, 15' (2015) A Surplus of Wind, 25' (2014) Tiny Bird, 30' (2013) Bodily Function, 40' (2012) I Already am Everything I Want to Have, 35' (2010)
Melissa and Gustavo cross the Atlantic to start a new life. They set sail on making films, friends and music, but fear awakens when a secret emerges. A cosmic portal opens up inviting them to expand their journey beyond time and space.
MUITO ROMÂNTICO is a stream that carries along hearts and minds. A playful rearrangement of experiences, memories and fantasies into a journey transcending space and time.
Technical Information Germany, Brazil 2016 I 72min I 1:1,78 I 5.1 I DCP 2K
Festivals & Awards Berlinale - Forum Expanded / Montevideo IFF / New Horizons IFF - Special Mention in Films on Art Competition / Semana dos Realisadores / Melbourne IFF / Torino IFF / Berlin Art Film Festival / Transcinema / Janela de Cinema de Recife / Mostra de Sao Paulo / Cineesquemanovo / Artloop
Distributors Arsenal / Germany Vitrines / Brasil
Bio/Filmo Distruktur Melissa Dullius(born in Porto Alegre, 1981) and Gustavo Jahn (born in Florianópolis, 1980) form the artist duo Distruktur since 2006, when they moved together from South Brazil to Berlin. Distruktur's body of work takes form as films, photographs, film performances, music, text and graphic. It crosses the borders between art and film, experimental and narrative, photography and moving image. Characteristic of their work is the use of 16mm film, mostly processed through handmade techniques. They are founding members of the analog film association LaborBerlin e.V.
Muito Romântico (2016) A máquina do tempo (2014) In the traveler's heart (2013) Don't look back / Labirinto (2012) Fotokino (2012) Cat Effekt (2011) Triangulum (2008) Éternau (2006)
Take What You Can Carry
A character study as well as a meditation on communication, creativity, and physical space, TAKE WHAT YOU CAN CARRYis a picture of a young woman seen through the interiors she occupies and the company she keeps. A North American living abroad, Lilly aspires to shape an intimate and private place of her own while connecting to the world around her. When she receives a letter from home, it provides the conduit she needs to fuse her transient self with the person she’s always known herself to be.
Credits Story and Direction: Matt Porterfield Producers: Zsuzsanna Kiràly, Matt Porterfield Director of Photography: Jenny Lou Ziegel Editor: Amanda Larson Sound Design: Gene Park, Danny Meltzer With: Hannah Gross, Jean-Christophe Folly, Angela Schanelec, Gob Squad - Sebastian Bark, Mat Hand, Tina Pfurr, Sharon Smith, Laura Tonke, Bastian Trost, Simon Will
Technical Information USA, Germany 2015 | DCP | 1:1.85 | 5.1 Mix | 30 min
Festivals Berlinale Shorts Competition / Art of the Real at Lincoln Center / IndieLisboa / Maryland IFF / Melbourne IFF / Berlinale Shorts Go Abroad - Asia and India Tour / La Roche-sur-Yon IFF / 2MORROW Zavtra IFF / AFI Fest / Kurzfilmfestival Köln / Diálogo de Cinema IFF / Berlin Art Film Festival
Distributors Arsenal / Germany Stadtkino Verleih / Austria Grasshopper / North-America
Bio/Filmo Matt Porterfield Matt Porterfield has written and directed three feature films, Hamilton (2006), Putty Hill (2011) and I Used To Be Darker (2013), all produced in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was born and raised. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Harvard Film Archive and has screened at the Whitney Biennial, Walker Arts Center, Centre Pompidou, and film festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, and the Berlinale (Forum, 2010 & 2013). Matt teaches film theory and production at Johns Hopkins University and Maryland Institute College of Art.
Sollers Point, feature film (2017) Take What You Can Carry, narrative short film (2015) I Used To Be Darker, feature film (2014) Days Are Golden Afterparty, experimental short film (2011) Putty Hill, feature film (2011) Hamilton, feature film (2006)