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  1. INAUG-FLOAT

    The 9th International Traveling Film Festival on Water 2014 was inaugurated by the well acclaimed and multi award winning Film Director and Actor Shree T.S. Nagabharana along with other film directors and dignitaries with a humble floating of the lamp ceremony.

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    Film director and committee chairman T S Nagabharna said during the press conference that the committee had received 200 films from 48 countries, of which 90 films from 38 countries would be screened at the festival.

  3. 1st International Film Festival on Water  – 2005   2nd International Film Festival on Water  – 2007 3rd International Film Festival on Water  – 2008    

The Team

The core members steering the Voices from the Waters festival are an energetic team from Bangalore Film Society.

Georgekutty A.L.

Georgekutty A.L.


Festival Director

Ajith Samuel

Ajith Samuel


Visual Media Support

Sanjay R. Wadhwa

Sanjay R. Wadhwa


Business Development Support

Francis Xavier A.

Francis Xavier A.


Correspondence & Programing

Diana Ross

Diana Ross


Correspondence & Programing

Vinutha R.

Vinutha R.


Office Support

 

Water Voices and Feedback

Call for Entries to the 9th Edition

Film Submissions

Submissions of Films for the 2014 festival has ended.

Bangalore Film Society in collaboration with Deep Focus Cinema and a consortium of organisations, is presenting the 9th edition of Voices from the Waters 2014.

This festival has established its relevance over the last eight years and has consistently been receiving entries for the festival from countries across the world underlining the global concern for water. The festival has gathered enormous support as more and more institutions are coming forward to collaborate with us to take the festival across India and abroad through the year, giving the film-makers an opportunity to exhibit their works to a broader and diverse audience, thereby widening awareness on water and environmental issues.

2014 too, presents a grim picture of the availability of water in India as we witness an increasing water scarcity. Climate change is being experienced in different ways: excessive rains to no rains in different parts of India wreaking havoc on normal agricultural activities, causing floods and droughts, cold and heat waves, throwing normal life out of gear. This may as well be the case across the developing world. What is hopeful though is the increasing ‘green consciousness’ across the country and the world, to regenerate a sustainable environment by rethinking our clichéd development models.

Voices from the Waters seeks to add to this consciousness as concerns regarding the existence and well-being of our water-bodies are now being voiced in our mainstream societies. Now more than ever, there is a call for awareness, dialogue and debate to inform the actions on which the future of our living-planet depends. Voices from the Waters 2014 – the 9th International Film Festival on Water invites you to be a part of the festival by contributing short, documentary, animation and feature films on water and related issues.

Voices from the Waters is conceived as a travelling film festival. The selected films after being premiered in Bangalore will be taken to educational institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, small towns and villages across the world followed by discussions.

If you have a film under any of the following categories:

  • Water Scarcity
  • The Dams and the Displaced
  • Water Harvesting/conservation
  • Water Struggles/Conflicts
  • Floods and Droughts
  • Global Warming and Climate Change
  • Impact of Deforestation on Water-Bodies
  • Water, Sanitation and Health
  • River Pollution
  • The Holistic Revival of Water Bodies
  • Water and Life,

you may consider sending it to us. Please note that the categories are flexible and your film does not have to necessarily adhere to them while focusing on the larger theme of water.

Ps *If you have already entered your film in the previous festival, please do not send it. However, a new film from you would be welcome.

Selection Process

There is no entry fee for films submitted

All the submitted films will be subject to a selection process by the festival selection committee comprising of eminent professionals including documentary film makers, film critics, social activists, academicians et al.

Applicant must pay for the shipment of films to The Bangalore Film Society.

Guidelines

Entries to the Film Festival must include:

1. Two DVDs of the film (with English subtitles, as required)

2. A completed and signed copy of the entry form (1 Soft Copy + 1 Hard Copy)

3. Three high-resolution stills of the film (can be sent via email)

4. A high-resolution photograph of the director (can be sent via email)

5. Promotional materials are welcome

All the submitted films will become part of Voices from the Waters archives and will be made available for screening for non-commercial purposes based on a written authorization by you.

Address:

Georgekutty A.L

Bangalore Film Society,

No.33/1-9, IVth Cross, Thyagaraju Layout,

Jaibharath Nagar, M.S. Nagar P.O

Bangalore 560 033.

Karnataka/India.

Contact Diana on Land line: +91-80- 2549-3705 (9.30 am to 5.30pm IST = +5.30 GMT)  www.voicesfromthewaters.com

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Special Events like Dance Performances on water themes, photography exhibition & other programmes etc. could be exclusively ‘presented’ by a specific brand.

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Partners of the 2014 film festival.

KCA

Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy is established to cater to the overall development of Kannada Film Industry and to nurture a healthy culture of cinema in the state as well as to safeguard the interests of the stakeholders of the film industry. Towards this objective, KCA organizes workshops & conferences for film enthusiasts in Karnataka. Visit >> 

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Federation of Film Societies of India is the apex body which regulate and guide the activities of the film societies across India. It brings out publications on cinema as well organize film appreciation courses for film buffs. Visit >>

 

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Deep Focus Cinema is a film quarterly on Indian Cinema being brought out by the Deep Focus Trust, where it features critiques contemporary films – documentary, animation and shorts, of cinema’s masters, socio-cultural and political significance of popular cinema, writings on the generation of meanings through cinematic signs and book reviews. Visit >>

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Launched in 1997 as an outreach project from the Center for the Environment at the Cornell University, the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College explores water as an essential element and probes its sustainability from the perspectives of art, humanity and science, focusing on the global politics surrounding nature’s blue gold. Visit >>


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Bird Spots is a community group open to all who are interested in bird life & habitat observation in India having members, ranging from beginners to experienced birdwatchers.
Bird Spots conduct field trips, short bird-watching walks and Bird Photography. Members geo-code and report the birds they have sighted on birdspots.org website. Birdspots.org invites new members to join them. Visit >>

Rolling-frames-film-societyRolling Frames Film Society is a Bangalore based non-profit registered Society formed for  film professionals or film enthusiasts. It helps facilitate networking among Professionals from the Film/ Animation/ VFX Industry, Students/ Staff from – Film Institutes/ Media/ Journalism/ Fine Arts Colleges/ Animation Institutes, and Film enthusiasts. The society also hosts and supports film/ animation related events. Visit >>

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Synopsis for the Films - 2014


Sea Gives, Sea Takes

Director: Kishe Caelan Wallace

Country: USA

Duration: 18 min

Synopsis:

image002Sea Gives, Sea Takes is based on an old, Irish fisherman’s proverb of “what goes around comes back around.”

Keelin McNeely (starring Kishe Caelen Wallace) loses her husband when he goes out to sea and only his oar and row boat come back. She moves away from Ireland’s mainland to another remote, little isle to resume a new life with her daughter, Clothra (starring Kinsale Reilly Wallace). Their new lakefront home bring more to them than gold coins. Keelin soon learns that life and death are in the ways of water, as well as loss and new love.

About director:

Kishe Caelan Wallace is an American born actress and director. She is known for her films Sea Gives, Sea Takes, Scene of the Crime and Romy and Michele: In the Beginning.

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Mirror Lands

Directors: Mark Lyken and Emma Dove

Country: UK

Duration: 1 hr 7 min
Directed by Emma Dove and Mark Lyken

Synopsis:

image006Still, but full of movement; quiet, but full of sound… Nothing is quite as it seems. Mirror Lands is an absorbing and dreamlike portrait of The Black Isle; an ever-changing peninsula in the Highlands of Scotland supporting a delicate balance between nature, industry and rural life.

About directors:

Lyken, an audio-visual artist based in Glasgow, Scotland creates film, musical pieces, sound pieces, paintings and installations. His recent work has explored people’s relationships to places, and the complex interactions between nature, industry and culture.image004

Dove, an artist and documentary filmmaker, is originally from the Black Isle and is currently working between Glasgow and the Scottish Highlands. She is also interested in exploring human relationships to place, and the narratives of life that generally tend to go unnoticed in everyday activities. Dove is fascinated by identity, creativity and the interplay between nature and culture.

Festivals/Prizes:

IFFEST Documentary Art Festival – Bucharest, Romania

India Premiere

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The Flocking: Coal-Aid Moviesode

Director: Jacob Fertig

Country: USA

Duration: 10 min 8 sec

Synopsis:

The Flocking: Coal-Aid Moviesode is a short animation film based on the West Virginia American Water Crisis which took place during January 2014 in Charleston, West Virgina. The second half of the animation was created during the water crisis, while the first half was produced several months later.

About director:

Fertig is an artist, animator, educator and filmmaker nestled away in the beautiful hills of West Virginia, USA. He is an award-winning animator, having won the Gold Key and Silver Awards from Scholastic for his animation WAR (2005), as well as awards from the West Virginia Filmmakers Film Festival, and more.

Festivals/Prizes:

West Virginia International Film Festival: An Evening of Films about the Water Crisis May 2014– Charleston, West Virginia, USA

India Premiere

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Our Deepest Waters: Exploring Marine National Monuments in the Remote Reaches of the Pacific

Director: Stephani Gordon

Country: USA

Duration: 20 min
Stephani Gordon

Synopsis:

image010Explore a part of the ocean where the skies are full of sea birds, turtles nest on deserted beaches, and the waters are rife with sharks and active volcanoes. These are wild and remote places, set aside and protected as Marine National Monuments. This film takes you across the vast reaches of the Pacific Ocean to experience the visual feast and scientific insights of these incredible ecosystems – ranging from the world’s smallest atoll to the deepest trench on Earth.

About director:

Before becoming a filmmaker, Gordon spent twelve years as a marine field biologist, image008most of it at sea or on remote islands – an ideal training ground for the challenges of documentaries. She has filmed for PBS, National Geographic, NOAA, National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and other organizations.

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bruce

Director: Francesco Bori

Country: UK

Duration: 5 min 10 sec
Francesco Bori

Synopsis:

image014Francesco Bori explores the Bruce National Park in Ontario, Canada and its settlers through time.

About director:

Bori is an Italian raised versatile director, cinematographerimage012 and camera operator. He shoots music videos, commercials, travel documentaries and more. He is an AV stills photographer and his love for traveling and observing other cultures has taken him far about – very often his travels feature in his work.

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Keepers of the Water

Director: Elizabeth Zetlin

Country: Canada

Duration: 12 min 37 sec
Elizabeth Zetlin

Synopsis:

image018Narrated by Anishinabe poet and storyteller Lenore Keeshig, Keepers of the Water is a lyrical docu-poem (in the structure of traditional Japanese poetic form, the Haibun) about women and water. Keepers of the Water examines our relationship with rivers, lakes and bays, and the creatures that live in and around them, including fish, sportsmen, First Nations peoples, children, local residents and politicians.

About the director:

Zetlin is a poet, filmmaker and visual artist. image016Her work now integrates image and word through the medium of video. She is now known as an award-winning filmmaker and poet, producing and directing several documentaries and video poems.

Festivals/Prizes:

Canadian Spirit Festival September 2013 – Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

Water Rights/ Water Stories June 2014 – St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

India Premiere

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Director: Greg Kyros

Country: France

Duration: 2 min 4 sec

Greg Kyros

Synopsis:

When the ego perishes, the symbiosis between the truth and our inner light is born.

It is nature itself which creates the path towards the mountain where our creators are awaiting us with their hands bathed in water.

It is then when silence shifts its frequencies to reach Nirvana.

About the director:

Greg Khyros is both a filmimage020 director and a versatile artist.
He is a musician, a composer, a computer programmer, a video creator and a writer.
Born in Paris, the still images in his films attempt to portray the deepest, as well as the most contradictory aspects of existence.
Although difficult to classify, his style could be described as experimental and on the fringe.

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Rising

Director: Jana Richter

Country: Germany

Duration: 7 min 21 sec
Jana Richter

Synopsis:

image024Magdeburg is a town of inhabitants who don’t walk on water but through it.

About the director:

Richter, a born director, studied Visual Communication, image022specializing in the field of film and television at the University of Arts in Kassel. Her Bolivian documentary, Cholita Libre won the prize of Jury at the Mujeres en foco Film Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has also recently produced documentaries in Armenia, Cuba and Germany.

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Director: Alexanderson Bolaño De La Lanza

Country: Mexico

Duration: 10 min
Alexanderson Bolaño De La Lanza

Synopsis:

image028Although the hunt of the sea turtle in Mexico is illegal, a sizeable portion of the population still consumes this beautiful creature. This documentary exposes the actions and people responsible for the illegal hunt of the turtle and how its protection benefits all.

About the director:

Alexanderson Bolaño De La Lanza is an award image026winning filmmaker. He works in commercials, films and music videos. He is the festival director of the Sports Film Festival in Oaxaca and is now a graduate student in his local university; La Salle Oaxaca.

Festivals/ Prizes:

Sayulita Film Festival February 2014 – Nayarit, Mexico

Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 2014 – New York, USA

The 7th Kuala Lumpur Co Film Fest 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

India Premiere

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Spa

Director: Vojtech Zak

Country: Czech Republic

Duration: 3 min 56 sec
Vojtech Zak

Synopsis:

image032Spa is a film depicting the apathetic attitude of swimmers and officials alike towards the dismal state of the spa complex, a national historic site located in Pilsen, Czech Republic. The film was created out of a passion for dilapidated buildings, with a particular focus on the spirit of places we pass by every day.

About the director:

Zak is interested in animation, juggling, web programming and new media. image030Among his creations are animations for Divadlo v Dlouhe theater, an educational series for high schools in Middle Bohemia, promotional videos for events and more. His films were presented in festivals such as Going Underground, PAF, Architektuur Film Festival Rotterdam and Cologne OFF.

Festivals/ Prizes:

Architektuur Film Festival 2013 – Rotterdam, Netherlands

Gothenburg Independent Film Festival 2014 – Gothenburg, Sweden

Videofest 2013 – Tabor, Czech Republic

First Prize winner Aerokratas 2012

India Premiere

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Revolution

Director: Rob Stewart/Bruno Chatelin

Country: Canada

Duration: 1 hr 37 min
Rob Stewart/Bruno Chatelin

Synopsis:

image036Continuing his adventurous journey around the world, filmmaker Rob Stewart brings us Revolution, a full-length feature film that is inspiring humanity to change the world and save our planet. Along with world renowned experts, he learns that past evolutions can help solve some of our current and future environmental problems.

About the director:

Rob Stewart is an award-winning biologisimage034t, photographer, conservationist and filmmaker. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Stewart began photographing underwater when he was 13. Before making Sharkwater (2007), Stewart spent four years travelling the world as chief photographer for the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s magazines

Festivals/ Prizes:

Vancouver Film Festival May 2014 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Runner up for People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary at Toronto International Film Festival – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Atlantic Audience Award for Best Documentary at Atlantic Film Festival – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Santa Barbara Fund for Santa Barbara Social Justice Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Santa Barbara, California, USA

Audience Favourite Award at Victoria Film Festival – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

India Premiere

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Consuelo

Director: Paul Johnson

Country: UK/Peru

Duration: 19 min 10 sec
Paul Johnson

Synopsis:

image040Consuelo follows the story of a young Peruvian dancer trying to pursue her dreams in the harsh world of the largest river city in the Amazon jungle.

Festivals/Prizes:

TRACC award for Best Film at BFI, LSBU Film Festival – London, UKimage038

Honorary mention at Ojo Al Sancocho Film Festival – Bogota, Colombia

Nominated for Best Film at Portobello Film Festival – London, UK

Nominated for Best Cinematography at UK Screentest Film Festival 2014 – London, UK

India Premiere

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Paradise Lost

Director: Sai Pawar

Country: USA

Duration: 1 minimage042
Sai Pawar

Synopsis:

Paradise Lost depicts the aftermath of our current actions to the environment of the future.

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The Manatee and the Sailor

Director: Jenna Montero

Country: USA

Duration: 3 min 42 sec

Synopsis:

The Manatee and the Sailor is a film to understand the connection between manatees with their Floridian environment.

About the director:

Montero’s initial awareness of filmmaking started with her academy award winning grandfather who introduced her to it. She then learned the art of filmmaking from local artists before going on to study film at Boston University.

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Ocean Born

Director: Lorenz Fischer

Country: Germany

Duration: 3 min

Synopsis:

Ocean Born is a music video about a journey through the Pacific Ocean.

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Fish ‘R’ Us

Director: Maciej Glowinski

Country: Poland

Duration: 58 min
Maciej Glowinski

Synopsis:

In the villaimage046ge of Piaski, fishing is the profession that whole families take up. Fascination with the sea and sea life is passed on from father to son. Nevertheless, the time comes when the son wants to be on his own and starts to wonder, “fish’ (o)R’ us?”

Festivals/Prizes:image044

International Audience Award at Gdansk Doc Film Festival 2014 – Gdansk, Poland

National Audience Award for Best Documentary at International Film Festival 2014 – Gliwice, Poland

India Premiere

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Bottle Bay

Director: Allesandro Piovano

Country: Australia

Duration: 3 min 7 sec
Allesandro Piovano

Synopsis:image048

A boy is swimming in a local beach when a bottle is thrown down into the water. He must now do what is right in his own mind and what is right for the environment.

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Tales of Whales

image050Details shall be available soon..

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First Fish

Director: Veronika Gottlichova

Country: Czech Republic

Duration: 13 min 25 sec
Veronika Gottlichova

Synopsis:

Film-still_first-fish-veronicaAn old fisherman sits by the sea, catching small glittering fish, symbolizing his memories. A little girl searches but is not able to find her own memories. Instead, she dreams of what life could be like when she grows up, and keeps hiding her dreams in seashells she finds along the coast. Then one day, the fisherman catches a fish that does not belong to him. First Fish is a poetic story about the importance of memories and dreams in the cycle of human life.

About the director:

Göttlichová, born in 1985, is a Czech visual artist and film maker. Currently, she works both as an animator and a director at Alternative, DIRECTOR_veronicaNOW, an audiovisual production company for commercial and independent films, of which she is a co-founder.

Festival/Prizes:

Bet Animation Award at Uncanny Valley Animation Festival 2013 – Hebden Bridge, England

Special Mention at Ostrava Picture 2013 – Ostrava, Czech Republic

Irish Premier Grand Jury’s New Talent Award Nominee at Freshly Squeezed International Student Short Film Festival 2013 – Dublin, Ireland

Chinese Premier Best Director Nominee at Sichuan TV Festival 2013 – Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Portuguese Premier Audience Award at Azores Fringe Festival 2014 – Azores Islands, Portugal

India Premiere

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Reflect

Director: Andrew Gillman

Country: UK

Duration: 3 min 17 sec
Andrew Gillman

Synopsis:

Held down below the gimage058entle, rippling surface,

Hidden between the stabbing and persistent pulse of falling rain,

Waiting to resurface.

About the director:image056

Gillman’s early work as an editor of high-end commercials with leading directors gave him a confident capability with ideas, structure and timing. Fast-turnaround, high artistic production-value work on a television arts series developed his ability to work accurately under pressure on location in a wide range of styles, and with a wide range of personalities.

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Nostalgia for the Deep

Director: Ali Brabbs

Country: UK

Duration: 5 min 56 sec

Synopsis:

Nostalgia for the Deep is a meditative journey back to the womb and the beginning of man within the confines of a community swimming pool.

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257mm.

Director: Ajith Samuel

Country: India

Duration: 15 min.

Synopsis:

257mmChasing to catch up with the highest rainfall happening after four decades at the Malnad Rainforest region, 257mm. is a scintillating rain soaked visual journey of a lensman along the ferocious Tunga River with its water levels up to its brim.

About the director:ajith_samuel

Ajith Samuel is professional photographer and documentary film maker. He is also a citizen journalist and visual media consultant based out of Bangalore, India.

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The Story of a Water Drop

Director: Simona Irrera

Country: Italy

Duration: 1 min

Synopsis:

Following a spring rain, in the green grass and under the sun, a drop of water is found on a leaf’s tip. Eventually, it falls down, parting from its leaf-mother. On the way to the water stream, our drop could fall on land, soaking into it or sliding away. Only in the end will it get where it has to.

Festivals/Prizes:

Adda Film Festival 2012

Premio Cinematografico Palena 2012 – Palena

International Premier at World Art Film Festival 2013 – Jacksonville, Florida, USA

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The Trickster: Gratitude and the Zen of Surfing

Director: Mike Biagiotti

Country: USA

Duration: 2 min 17 sec

Synopsis:

Being grateful can boost our mood exponentially, and when things are going good, we have a natural tendency to pay it forward. If we can be conscious of what we’ve been blessed with on a regular basis, there is often a quicker turnaround during the down times.

About the director:

Michael Biagiotti is a multi-media artist living in Long Beach, CA. He was born in New York, but raised in the surf and skateboard culture of Southern California.

Festivals/ Prizes:

Hawaii Premier at Kona Surf Film Festival 2012 – Kona, Hawaii

European Premier at Surf At Lisbon Festival 2013 – Lisbon, Portugal

San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival 2014 – San Francisco, California, USA

MadSwell – Madeira Island Surf Film Festival 2014 – Madeira Island

Reel Water Film Festival 2014 – Maryland, USA

India Premiere

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The Stoppage Dam

Director: Yaser Talebi

Country: Iran

Duration: 29 min
Yaser Talebi

Synopsis:

image062The stoppage dam is a documentary about the troubles and hardships faced by the inhabitants of a image060village whose lands are purchased by the government for the construction of a dam in the region, but their rights and needs are not fulfilled.

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Slipping Away

Director: Adi Brodsly

Country: Israel

Duration: 5 min

Adi Brodsly

Synopsis:

image066In a world of wrinkled paper, at the seaside, a girl sits on the rocks and gazes at the wrinkled horizon. Drops of memory from the days when her beloved was once alive trickle into her imagination. But what happens when reality and imagination get mixed? What step will pull her out of her sense of endless drowning?

About the director:image064

Adi Brodsly is a creative artist and graduate of the School of Visual Theatre, Jerusalem. She especially creates animation films and puppets. In her work, she has developed a special technique the focuses on breathing and special use of materials.

Festivals/Prizes:

First Prize at Asif- Animation Festival August 2013 – Tel Aviv, Israel

Haifa Film Fesival October 2013 – Haifa, Israel

World Premiere at Animae Caribe Festival October 2013 – Trinidad and Tobago

Europe Premiere at Primanima Animation Festival October 2013 – Budaörs, Hungary

Germany Premiere at Stuttgart International Animation Festival April 2014 -Stuttgart. Germany

Bulgaria Premiere at Golden Kuker-Sofia Animation Film Festival May 2014 – Sofia, Bulgaria

Croatia Premiere at Animafest Zagreb International Festival June 2014 – Zagreb, Crotatia

India Premiere

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Anonymous

Director: Felix Llorente

Country: Spain/Italy

Duration: 9 min
Felix Llorente

Synopsis:

Filippo, a youngimage070 Italian photographer, speaks on the cell phone with Maria, a young Spanish girl and a total stranger. Wandering around Venice, they’re looking for each other. Helped only by their phones they try to find their way in the labyrinth of more than 400 bridges over water canals. Why are they looking for each other? Will they meet?

About the director:

Llorente has been working at RTVE, a Spanish national television channel for the past 15 image068years in various television shows, while at the same time working on his own personal projects. His last short film, Anonymous has taken him across the world to various film festivals in Italy, Switzerland and Canada.

Festivals/Prizes:

World Premiere at Venice Film Meeting September 2011 – Venice, Italy

III Cortolandria November 2011 – Andria, Italy

Spanish Academy GOYA AWARDS December 2012 – Madrid, Spain

Reel Short Film Festival Grande Prairie March 2012 – Alberta, Canada

XL Festival De Cine De Huesca April 2012 – Huesca, Spain

Orestiadi Foundation Award at VII Efebo Corto International Film Festival May 2012 – Castelvetrano, Sicily, Italy

X Festival De Cine De Ischia June 2012 – Ischia, Italy

XXIV Festival De Cine De L´Alfàs del Pi June 2012 – L´Alfàs del Pi, Spain

IX Festival De Cine De Comedia De Tarazone June 2012 – Tarazona, Spain

XXIV Edmonton International Film Festival August 2012 – Edmonton, Canada

XV Festival De Cine De Mestre September 2012 – Mestre, Italy

VIII Festival Internacional De Cine De Pasto September 2012 – Colombia

VIII Festival De Cine De Lago June 2012 – Revine Lago, Italy

India Premiere

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Bird-man

Director: Rafael Saar

Country: Brazil

Duration: 7 min 10 sec

Synopsis:

image072Birdman is a film about the poetic nature of Brazilian singer, Ney Matogrosso. During the 70’s dictatorship, he broke sexual taboos with his “strange” behavior on stage and became one of the most famous Brazilian singers. Inspired by Cassiano Ricardo’s poems and the experimental music of Ney’s repertoire, Birdman explores a sound and visual lyrical aesthetic of high contrasts that approximates man to nature’s feelings.

About the director:

Rafael Saar graduated from Universidade Federal Fluminense in Cinema. He has made four short films, including Depois de Tudo (After Everything) which won ten awards.

Festivals/Prizes:

Premiere at Festival Brasileiro de Cinema Universitári – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

World Premiere at Festival Luso Brasileiro de Cinema de Santa Maria da Feira December 2010 – Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal

Festival Internacional de Escuelas de Cine, Uruguay – Montevideo, Uruguay

India Premiere

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A Void

Director: Joseph Hodgson

Country: Norway

Duration: 3 min 53 sec
Joseph Hodgson

Synopsis:

image076‘As the spirit wains the form appears’ – Charles Bukowski.

A Void is an abstract audio-visual experiment inspired by the hypnotic qualities of the sea. It is a film about emptiness, feeling lost and being in a vacuum, but not without hope.

About the director:image074

Joseph Hodgson is an English born designer, living and working in Oslo, Norway. Originally trained in graphic design, specialising in moving image design, he has been working in the motion graphics industry for almost a decade.

Festivals/Prizes:

Norwegian Premiere at Frame by Frame March 2014 – Oslo, Norway

India Premiere

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The Caspian Sea, Polluting the Beauty

Director: Yaser Talebi

Country: Iran

Duration: 13 min
Yaser Talebi

Synopsis:

The Caspian Sea is bounded to Russia on the North, Azerbaijan on the West, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan on the East, and Iran on the South.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, a new story began to unfold. The newly independent states of central Asia started exploiting the Caspian Sea. Until the winter of 2007, when the new freezing wave of cold entered Iran and people faced many problems in supplying natural gas energy to warm their homes.

It was then that Iran decided to take its share from the Caspian Sea.

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The Water Bearer

Director: Kim Noce

Country: UK

Duration: 3 min
Kim Noce

Synopsis:

Young Mr. Stone meets engineer Mr. Lathamm and together they come up with a marvellous plan to bring water to everyone’s home in the Itchen Valley, which still exists to this day.

The Water Bearer is a whimsical journey of the discovery of the everyday use of water.

About the director:

Noce is an artist with a BA and MA in Fine Arts and an MA in Animation Direction from the National Film and Television School. Alongside his personal films, he works as a freelance animator for the commercial industry. His films and animations have been shown in festivals and galleries, and have won many awards around the globe.

Festivals/Prizes:

World Premiere at VAFI May 2014 – Croatia

Indian Premiere at 6th CMS International Children’s Film Festival March 2014 – India

Cake July 2014 – Ormskirk, England

FARCUME: Festival de Curtas – Metragens de Faro – Faro, Portugal

India Premiere

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Inchcape

Director: Karel Dolak

Country: UK

Duration: 1 min 33 sec

Synopsis:

A Haunting Reef,

A Nautical Nightmare.

About the director:

Dolak is a BAFTA nominated editor who currently lectures on the undergraduate film programme at Screen Academy, Scotland. The films he has edited have won BAFTA New Talent Awards, received Television Broadcast and have been screened at film festivals all across the world.

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Refined Oasis

Director: Alfonso Diaz

Country: Spain

Duration: 3 min 9 sec
Alfonso Diaz

Synopsis:

Restoration of the Primera de Palos Lagoo (Huelva, Spain) began in 2001. This wetland was converted and declared a natural area; a true oasis for flora, and especially its birdlife. Biologist Javier Camacho explains how he worked on this area, and the challenges he faced.

About the director:

Alfonso Diaz, from Madrid, Spain, is a producer, director, screen writer and video editor. His work has been screen at over 250 festivals in 30 different countries, and has won several national and international film festival awards.

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The Seashell

Director: Paolo Santagostino

Country: Spain/Italy

Duration: 12 min 12 sec
Paolo Santagostino

Synopsis:

We are on the edge of Finisterrae, regarded in ancient times as the Last Stop. Beyond it, there is nothing but the big expanse of the ocean. From this place, the ancient pilgrims threw their dirty clothes down into the ocean so they could leave everything before turning back. Amin Lazar, a Polish pilgrim, is trying to understand where the way ends and what he has to do: stop and go back home, or keep walking, maybe forever…?

About the director:

Santagostino is a film editor and camera man, having worked in short films, music videos and documentaries with various directors and producers such as Universal, EMI, Warner, IRMA and EDEL. As a filmmaker, he has directed and produced two short documentary films, selected in many film festivals.

Festivals/Prizes:

Official Selection at Ischia Film Festival June 2013 – Ischia, Italy

Europe Premiere On the Road Special Mention at Mediawave Film Festival May 2014 – Komaron, Hungary

Latin America Premiere Official Selection at Salòn Internazional de la Luz may 2014 – Bogotà, Colombia

Festival Alto Vicentino June 2014 – Santorso , Italia

Cerano Film Festival July 2014 – Cerano Italy

Feria Internacional de Cine de Manizales July 2014 – Manizales, Caldas, Colombia

India Premiere

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Loukoum

Director: Fady Gemayel

Country: Lebanon

Duration: 15 min 45 sec
Fady Gemayel

Synopsis:

A frustrated mother is incapable to react with the disappearance of her son’s un-reclaimed body in the crash of the Ethiopian plane in Beirut. Tactile needs push her to establish a morbid relationship with aquatic elements.

About the director:

Gemayel holds a degree in theatre from the Institute of Fine Arts in Lebanon, and began cultivating his love for cinema through auditory and other non-visual sensations. He co-created a Content Creation Programme, the Cinemoz, for young Arab filmmakers and won the Audio Suite prize for his short film, Julia, for which he worked as a sound engineer, editor and mixer.

Festivals/Prizes:

20th European Film Festival January 2014 – Beirut, Lebanon

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Microcosmos

Director: Mario Orozco

Country: Mexico

Duration: 5 min 49 sec
Mario Orozco

Synopsis:

A visual poem about the microcosm created by humans against nature.

About the director:

Orozco is a writer, producer and director from Mexico with a BA in cinematography and audiovisual engineering.

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Water – MPUMP SOLUTIONS

Director: Emanuele Giusto

Country: Italy

Duration: 3 min 10 sec
Emanuele Giusto

Synopsis:

Around 70% of the poor in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are rural, and agriculture is often their only livelihood opportunity. Proper irrigation technologies could help them do better in terms of productivity and income.

This 3-minutes animation illustrates the impacts of access to motor pumps for irrigation on farmers’ livelihood, food security and poverty reduction.

About the director:

Giusto is a visual artist and reporter. He creates videos in the art, corporate, social and institutional contexts. He is the author of the book, Around Europe for 30 Euros and produces and directs videos for Food and the Agriculture Organisation, UK.

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Fishing for Growth

Director: Ishani K. Dutta

Country: India

Duration: 4 min 40 sec

Synopsis:

This film is about an integrated fish farming project where scientific fish farming has been undertaken through renovation of ponds, along with duck rearing and vegetable cultivation. The farmers who used to scrape all together not more than 500 to 800 kg fish per hecrate, now get an abundant harvest of 3000 kg.

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2° Man 2° Woman

Director: Oliver Hoffman

Country: Germany

Duration: 3 min

Synopsis:

The climate change was beginning to cause real trouble. 2° Man & 2° Woman decided to save the world. Upon reflecting 40 years later, they agree that they did a remarkable job. It could have been much worse. But even superheroes have to retire sometime…

About the director:

Hoffman is an award-winning educational filmmaker from Germany.

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37°4 S

Director: Adriano Valerio

Country: France/Italy

Duration: 12 min
Adriano Valerio

Synopsis:

Tristan da Cunha, a small island in the middle of the Atlanta Ocean is inhabited by a mere 270 people. Nick and Anne, two teenagers, have known each other since birth and have been lovers since childhood. But Anne has just taken a big decision: she is going 6152 miles away to England to study.

About the director:

After completing his Bachelors Degree in Law at the Università Statale di Milano, followed by film studies at Marco Bellocchio’s film workshop, Valerio moved to France. There, he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at EICAR, The International Film School of Paris. He is now a professor at EICAR where he teaches Directing (Bfa) and Film Analysis.

Festivals/Prizes:

Special Mention by the Jury at Cannes Film Festival 2013 – Cannes, France

David di Donatello Award at Academy of Italian Cinema 2014 – Italy

Indian Premiere

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Another World

Director: Thomas Torelli

Country: Italy

Duration: 63 mins

Synopsis:

Another World is a documentary about mankind’s journey to discover our true force and identity, challenging the modern view of the world and reconsidering the world view and value systems of ancient societies. This film is a transcendental pilgrimage of repossession and empowerment, affirming our place in the universe.

About the director:

Thomas Torelli is a Rome-based director, writer and filmmaker. His documentary ZERO: An Investigation into 9/11 premiered at the 2007 Rome Film Festival and was distributed worldwide. He has produced and written seven documentaries including Sangue e Cemento which was nominated at the Nastri d’Argento for Best Documentary of the Year.

Festivals/Prizes:

Rome Independent Film Festival 2014 – Rome, Italy

Phoenix Film Festival 2014 – Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Indian Premiere

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Arena Fertil

Director: Tomas Rojo

Country: Spain

Duration: 12 mins

Synopsis:

Budha is one of the many children living in Refugee Camps for Sahrawi. One afternoon, he decides to stop playing football with his friends to play in the desert, far away from the village. Day after day, Budha becomes increasingly obsessed with the sand, which hides a little secret.

About the director:

Rojo was born in Argentina in 1985 and immigrated to Spain in 2002 where he started studying script and direction in Metropolis Film School in Madrid. In 2008, he founded the independent production company Delatico Films and produced different films including Fertile Arena which was filmed entirely in the Sahrawi refugee camps.

Festivals/Prizes:

Premiere at “III Festival de cortometrajes Angelika Lounge” – Madrid, Spain

Premiere at CineMalaga 2013 – Malaga, Spain

Indian Permiere

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Breaking

Director: Pipo Tafel

Country: Germany

Duration: 8 mins
Pipo Tafel

Synopsis:

The Baltic Sea. The vastness of the horizon. A man and a woman meet.

Their bodies merge in front of the spectator and begin a passionate dance.

Breaking is the cinematic vision of an energetic dance duet and is staged in front of the Baltic Sea. As a journey into the dynamics of a relationship, the film examines human nature through retranslating it into a multilayered moving image work.

Festivals/Prizes:

Nordic Film Days 2013 – Lübeck, Germany

India Premiere

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Haleema

Director: Schaarschmidt Boris

Country: Germany/USA\

Duration: 17 mins
Schaarschmidt Boris

Synopsis:

In the blistering heat in the desert of Sudan, a pregnant mother and her two young children are in search of water and safety from the ruthless Janjaweed militia. When the brother is too weak to continue, Haleema is sent by her mother to find water. A dangerous journey full of hope and despair begins.

About the director:

Boris has written produced and directed 15 highly successful short films receiving numerous awards and special recognition with several earning DVD distribution and widespread screenings on the international festival circuit. Boris is currently directing a series of webisodes called Ernie’s Girls while finalizing the script for his first feature length film Der Heimkehrer.

Festivals/Prizes:

Best Short Film at WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival – Texas, USA

Best Short Film at Tiburon International Film Festival – California, USA

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Ink

Director: Caroline Hamann

Country: Germany

Duration: 1 min
Caroline Hamann

Synopsis:

Ink is an experimental animation; a combination of traditional animation on a whiteboard with ink. Many things come to life, but in the end, everything is ink.

About the director:

Hamann began her career as an animator and eventually found her way into storyboarding.She is currently the story artist for Cricket & Antoinette, an animated feature film produced by Diedra.

Festivals/Prizes:

First Screening at the Barton Hill Animation Festival March 2009 – Bristol, England

Nomination for Best Animation Film at the One Minute Film & Video Festival 2009 – Aarau, Switzerland

India Premiere

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It is Better to Jump

Directors: Gina Angelone, Patrick Stewart, Mouna Stewart

Country: USA

Duration: 73 mins

Synopsis:

It is Better to Jump is a feature-length documentary film that gives voice to the Arab inhabitants of the ancient walled city of Akka (located on Israel’s northern coast) as both the people and their town face a very uncertain future. The film weaves together a magical story of a historic place, its people and the hopes they hold beyond all limitation to make giant leaps of faith in life.

About the directors:

Angelone has a history in documentary and television production. Her work has received a Cable Ace award and Emmy nomination. Angelone has scripted, directed and produced for web, TV, and film. She’s lived in New York, Paris, Kuala Lumpur and Patagonia. She currently resides in Southern California.

Born and raised in Hollywood, CA and graduate of the University Of Santa Clara, Patrick began working in television in 1982. He creates and works with film and video, and has been running his own production company, Patrick Stewart Productions, for the past 18 years.

Mouna is an artist whose first foray into filmmaking was with It is Better to Jump. She played a central role in the project. A Palestinian herself, she is fluent in both Arabic and English and served not only as a translator and interviewer, but also as a producer, gaining access and entry to people and places that would otherwise be inaccessible

Festivals/ Prizes

Gold Lion Award at Barcelona Film Festival – Barcelona, Spain

Best Documentary at Oaxaca International Film Festival – Oaxaca, Mexico

India Premiere

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Lado Esquerdo

Director: Rodolfo Anes Silveira

Country: Portugal

Duration: 9 mins

About the director:

Anes Silveira is a young filmmaker from Lisbon, Portugal. He holds a degree in Cinema, and has a lot of experience in Sound.

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LO

Director: Briand Remi

Country: France

Duration: 26 mins

Synopsis:

Among the 15 million inhabitants of Cambodia, 10 million live in rural areas. Of that, no more than 7 million have access to clean drinking water, and have no other choice than to consume dirty water. Chay Lo grew up in such conditions, and after escaping death several times he returns home to starts his own NGO to help the rural population of Cambodia.
Briand Remi

About the director:

Born in 1976, Briand is a director and producer. In his early work, he travelled across Europe and North America, but his most important experiences during this period took place in West Africa (Burkina Faso, Mali and Togo) where he forged strong connections of friendship with artists, musicians and filmmakers, especially in Ouagadougou

Festivals/Prizes:

Selection in the FCIC Bogota 2014 – Bogota, Colombia

Selection to the Festival of the Movie of Masuku Nature and Environment – Franceville, Gabon

Selection in the 4th Filmambiente Festival Internacional doh Audiovisual Ambiante 2014 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Selection to the ” Deauville Green Awards on 2014 ” – France

Selection to ” The month of the documentary ” 2013 – Lorraine, France

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Pachamama, Madre Tierra

Director: Anthony Sanchez-Galey

Country: Spain, Brazil, Chile, Panama, USA

Duration: 14 mins
Anthony Sanchez-Galey

Synopsis:

Pachamama (Mother Earth) pretends to be a visual spectacle on the Earth and the creatures that depend on it are the protagonists…In this first part, we travel from the deserts and the Atlantic coast of North America to the Pacific coast of South America, where we meet its strange organisms, This is Pachamama, our Mother Earth.

Festivals/Prizes:

Special Screening for Outstanding Shorts at 16th Shanghai International Film Festival – Shanghai, China

Selected for screening at 34th Tehran International Short Film Festival 2013 – Tehran, Iran

International competition at 11th Matsalu Nature Film Festival – Lihula, Estonia

Best Documentary Film at Izmir Artemis International Film Festival – Izmir, Turkey

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Piccola storia di mare – A sea tale

Director: Dario Di Viesto

Country: Italy

Duration: 8 mins
Dario Di Viesto

Synopsis:

An elderly and sick fisherman has not gotten out of his home in a long time. A friend brings him a fish that he has just caught. While the man is cleaning the fish, he finds in its bowels a little fish that is still alive. What is he going to do with it?

About the director:

Di Viesto was born in 1982 in Puglia, Italy. He graduated in cinema and has worked as an assistant director in many feature films. He has been a student at the Lombardia Department of Fondazione Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia since 2010.

Festivals/ Awards:

Special Prize of Jury in Bibbiena Film Festival

Second Prize at Cinestesìa Film Festival Cineforum Pensotti Legnano

Best Director at Salento Finibus Terrae

Community Prize at Siloe Siloe Film Festival

Best Photography Francesco Scazzosi Targa Gianfranco Cazzola e Germana Erba 2014 – Torino

Best Short at Mizzica Film Festival – Sicilia, Italy

Best actor Life After Oil Sardinia Film Festival – Sardinia,

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¿Que Pasa Perico? (What’s up Mahi-Mahi?)

Director:

Country: Peru

Duration: 10 mins

Synopsis:

Peru is the world’s main producer of the Mahi Mahi fish and Paita is the first dock in the country that produces this species. Due to over-exploitation and the lack of a legal framework, this resource has come under threat. Victor is a Paita fisherman part of a Mahi-Mahi vessel crew that, along with other fishermen, are asking the government to implement a closed fishing period to protect the species for future generations.

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Mystical Fire

Director: Leslie Jean Porter

Country: USA

Duration: 12 min 51 sec

Synopsis:

Aaliyah, a Sioux Lakota Native American teenage girl, is chosen to journey and carry her family prayers in the sacred pipe. This has been tradition for centuries, and shall be passed down for generations to come. Aaliyah is a descendant of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. She is also from a family of practicing medicine men who continue their healing ceremonies with her ancestors’ spirits for the Earth. This is a true story and these are real people and their songs of prayer.

About the director:

Leslie Jean Porter is an award winning producer, director and writer. She communicates, not only in film, but also through her paintings, costumes and photographs. She has an outstanding knowledge of the entertainment industry in acquisitions, marketing and distribution.

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Drop by Drop

Director: Ahona Datta Gupta

Country: India

Duration: 5 min
Ahona Datta Gupta

Synopsis:

Water crisis is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing today. In order to conserve and sustain this precious resource; one must learn to value it right from childhood. Drop by Drop is targeted at middle school students; and seeks to educate them on how small practices in their everyday life can help save large amounts of water.

About the director:

Gupta is associated with the Film and Television Unit of TERI (The Energy & Resources Institute); At National Institute of Design; she directed; produced and edited various short films; documentaries and public service advertisements. Drop by Drop is her first professional assignment that aims to engage with children on the subject of water conservation.

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The Battle for Water

Director: Atul Pagar

Country: India

Duration: 4 min 56 sec

Synopsis:

People from 11,000 villages across India (2013) don’t just read “DROUGHT!” as breaking news in their news papers; they actually live, every second of it. Here’s a similar village, Bantakali, District -Jalna (not a watershed region) suffering from extreme drought conditions and in desperate need of help.

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Water – a Crisis Unfolding

Director: Atul Pagar

Country: India

Duration: 3 mins 41 sec

Synopsis:

This film depicts water scarcity in villages in Maharashtra and Rajasthan, and the struggles faced by its inhabitants.

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Making Drought a Memory

Director: Atul Pagar

Country: India

Duration: 4 mins 44 sec

Synopsis:

Drought has hit Marathwada. Farmers who have invested lakhs of rupees planting their orchids have to see them get cut and thrown away. Four kms from this village is a watershed village called Kachner Tanda. This village tells a completely different story…

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Water: A community video

Director: Abhivyakti Media for Development

Country: India

Duration: 10 mins

Synopsis:

This film is an effort taken by the migrant community members of Kharwal village in Harsul Taluka, to voice their people’s concerns. This film was made with a view to promote people to think critically upon their issues and develop social, economic and cultural perspectives.

About the organisation:

Abhivyakti is a Media organization facilitating Media and Communication since 1987 and located in Nashik, northern Maharashtra, India. The basic goal of the organization is ‘strengthening media and communication resources of NGOs and activists’.

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The Critical Resource

Director: Syed Sajid Perwaiz

Country: India

Duration: 12 mins
Syed Sajid Perwaiz

Synopsis:

Water scarcity is being experienced all over the world. In India, it is the wastage of resources which has been identified as the problem. The sharp decline in water levels is a matter of high concern for this densely populated country.

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The Well in the Lane

Director: Sandeep Medhe

Country: India

Duration: 6 mins
Sandeep Medhe

Synopsis:

During the severe drought in Maharashtra last year( 2012), the community of the Phule Nagar Slum in Nasik came together to solve the water crisis in their area.

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Once Pure… Being Contaminated

Director: Pabitra Panda

Country: India

Duration: 12 mins

Synopsis:

The sea was the cradle of primordial life, from which the root of our own existence sprouted. Billions of years of evolutionary development brought forth an enchanting variety of forms, colours, lifestyles and patterns of behaviour.

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Neeru Neralu

Director: Niranjana P.B.

Country: India

Duration: 6 min 35 sec
Niranjana P.B.

Synopsis:

Krishna’s father started the tradition of bringing water from a far away village. Krishna decides to continue this tradition. One day, he meets with a child from a cholera stricken area and agrees to help him. Eventually, he falls victim to cholera also.

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CHAR…The No-Man’s Island

Director: Sourav Sarangi

Country: India

Duration: 88 mins

Synopsis:

The film revolves around Rubel, a young boy who wants to attend school, but whose financial circumstances force him to become a smuggler from India to Bangladesh. Every day he has to cross a river that forms the border between the two countries. He stays on an island named Char which is a no-man’s land and is patrolled by the border security force of both countries.

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Ahaaram

Director: Ma Ra Venkat

Country: India

Duration: 3 mins
Ma Ra Venkat

Synopsis:

This film is about a village suffering from water scarcity due to their innocence and lack of knowledge. A young postman who comes to deliver a letter makes them understand the high-necessity of water, and guides them for plantations using waste water. Finally the village is saved by rain fall and water.

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The Ritual

Director: Sasmit Vasantgadkar

Country: India

Duration: 2 mins 50 sec

Sasmit Vasantgadkar

Synopsis:

In a drought-ridden village when a temple Pandit (priest) sees a village girl fruitlessly trying to fetch water from a tap, he is forced to rethink about the daily ritual of washing the temple deity’s feet.

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My Green Planet

Director: Misha Dutta

Country: India

Duration: 1 min 33 sec

Synopsis:

This film is about how planet Earth is changing and getting destroyed because of the pollution caused in the cities. The rivers and ponds are becoming so dirty that the fish are dying. People are cutting trees so the forest is diappearing. This film urges everyone to be friends with the environment and love its wonderful creatures.

About the director:

Dutta has always wanted to make her own cartoon film and so she tried her hand at filmmaking with this movie. For this; she has drawn more than 400 different drawings; cut them out and arranged them to make the film. Dutta is also learning glass painting; craft works and art.

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Lady Urmia

Director: Mohammad Ehsani

Country: Iran

Duration: 30 min
Mohammad Ehsani

Synopsis:

Lady Urmia is a poetic documentary about Lake Urmia, in northwest Iran, which is drying up completely. The documentary is narrated in the voice of the Lake itself, who demands help and international aid. Located between the Iranian provinces of East and West Azerbaijan, Lake Urmia is the largest lake in the Middle East and the third largest saltwater lake on earth.

About the director:

Mohammad Ehsani is a member of the Iranian Documentary Filmmakers Association and IDA. He has made several award-winning documentary and Fiction films, such as The Lovers: The Victims and Tabriz: Images from the forgotten world and Lady Urmia. Ehsani’s Films deal with Historical-drama and social issues in Iran.

Festivals/Prizes:

19th International Environmental Film Festival October 2013 – Seia, Portugal

Flickers International Vision Award at 17th Rhode Island International Film Festival August 2013 – Rhode Island, USA

India Premiere

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No Life Without Water

Director: M.J. Bronstein and Jonathan Laurence

Country: USA

Duration: 2 min 23 sec

Synopsis:

No Life Without Water is an international collaboration between the director, the Early Stage School in Poland, the CMCA ArtLab in Maine, and The Primary school in Bor Pakwau, Jonglei State, South Sudan. This project was designed to inspire students to reflect on the important role of water in their lives, and broaden their knowledge about how to save energy and reduce pollution to better care for our planet and our water.

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Waveland

Director: Cade Bursell

Country: USA

Duration: 21 min

Synopsis:

Waveland is a deeply personal elegiac tone poem that speaks to the sensual and polyphonous relationship connecting humans, sea life and waves.

About the director:

Cade Bursell’s creative work engages both experimental processes and a socially engaged media arts practice with a focus on human rights and environmental issues, and grounded in an understanding of the relationship between medium and meaning. Her creative practice is guided by a set of ethical principles that involves a deep regard, concern and recognition of the complex interdependence of all forms of life.

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Bekendor

Director: Anastasiya Kharchenko

Country: Ukraine

Duration: 30 mins
Anastasiya Kharchenko

Synopsis:

The film features the special world of the Bekendor fishing village of Bessarabian wine lands (Odessa region, Ukraine) with its daily joys and concerns, calm life and courageous characters, real human virtues and daily struggle with the sea.

About the director:

Kharchenko was born in 1982 in Bendery, Soviet Republic of Moldova. She graduated from the Film and Television Іnstitute of the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts (workshop of Roman Shyrman) in 2004. Kharchenko works as a television and film director and is a member of the Ukrainian Cinematographers’ Union since 2008.

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The Pearl of the City

Director: Victor Starodubtsev

Country: Russia

Duration: 15 mins
Victor Starodubtsev

Synopsis:

Siberian dwellers of Zheleznogorsk are very fond of, and care about their hand-made “blue pearl” – the city lake. Whatever

happens, they are ready to protect this natural wealth.

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Green Dreams

Director: Natasha Dudinski

Country: Israel

Duration: 26 mins

Synopsis:

Safa Alayan, 23, dreams of a world where everything is green. She grew up in East Jerusalem and it always bothered her that in her neighborhood, like in the other Palestinian neighborhoods, there were no trees, no playgrounds, no green. But across the street, in the Jewish neighborhoods, it is a different world. Safa decided to wait no longer for the Jerusalem Municipality, and to take action herself.

About the director:

Dudinski is a director, cinematographer and editor. Born in Czechoslovakia, she’s been living in Jerusalem since 1994. She studied film at the Sam Spiegel Film and TV School in Jerusalem. She produced her first film Vukovar – A City or A Past? in 1993. Her films and films she has worked on were broadcast on PBS, Czech TV, Israeli TV, ZDF/Arte, and screened at international film festivals around the world, winning a number of awards.

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Top Secret Water

Director: Manfred Christ

Country: Germany

Duration: 51 mins 33 sec

Synopsis:

The theory of water memory has long been avidly acclaimed by pseudo scientists and their disciples. The controversy as to whether this water memory is a fantasy, charlatanism, or one of the most sensational discoveries of all time has been raging for decades- and the quest for the truth leads us to discoverers in the US, Russia, Germany, Austria and Japan.

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Global Water

Country: Peru, Cambodia, Switzerland

Duration: 1 hour 28 min

Synopsis:

Seventy scholars from Peru, Cambodia and Switzerland produced filmlets on the topic of water. The filmlets and the reflections of the teenagers were put together to produce Global Water.

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Yangtze Drift

Director: John Rash

Country: USA

Duration: 27 mins
John Rash

Synopsis:

Reality submits to kinetic abstraction to create a graceful and looping path along the Yangtze River. In beautiful black and white, this quiet and meditative river tour often confounds preconceptions and disputes the authenticity of the journey on which we have embarked.

About the director:

John Rash is a documentary photographer, installation artist, and filmmaker whose work is regarded for exploring the moving image as an extension of the photographic still. In his work, the line between photograph and video is questioned by use of dynamic material and scale.

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Manistee Nmé

Director: Kathleen Johnson

Country: USA

Duration: 22 min 34 sec

Synopsis:

Manistee Nmé explores the historical significance of this great fish as explained by tribal members. It highlights the efforts of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and their pioneering techniques to restore the lake sturgeon in the Great Lakes

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Returning to Evian

Director: Anders Granberg and Lars Lengquist (Diagram)

Country: Sweden

Duration: 10 mins

Synopsis:

Escorting a glass of water to its origin.

About the director:

Diagram is an artist duo. The members Anders Granberg and Lars Lengquist are originators of all projects, but many involve professionals from a wide range of disciplines. If the core of Diagram is the artists, the shell is the co-operation and a parasitic relationship towards imagination, technology, society and common beliefs.

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Mountain Funeral

Director: Jonathan Johnson

Country: USA

Duration: 5 min 22 sec
Jonathan Johnson

Synopsis:

Mountain Funeral combines a spoken story about a funeral in the Appalachian region of the United States with imagery shot in northern Iceland. The contrast between the sound and image content give way slowly, as the fog of the mountains fuses with the simple, yet mesmerizing story of life, death and spirits that transcend them both.

About the director:

Johnson was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota and studied photojournalism, fine-art photography and inter-media/video art. He has exhibited his experimental videos and photo-based projects in over 30 countries.

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The Flower Song (Le Chant de la Fleur)

Director: Jacques Dochamps and José Gualinga

Country: Belgium

Duration: 1 hr 1 min
Jacques Dochamps and José Gualinga

Synopsis:

Threatened by the oil industry, the Sarayaku people struggle relentlessly for their survival. Inspired by a shamanic chant, they ring their ancestral lands with flowers and document their action on an audiovisual support.

About the director:

Jacques Dochamps earned a diploma from the INSAS in Brussels in 1974. He worked as a screenwriter and director and has made documentaries and reportage.

José Galinga is the representative of the Kichwa community. For more than twenty years he has fought to defend their territory. Le chant de la fleur is his first videographic experience.

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Dam’ned

Director: Saraswati Kavula

Country: India

Duration: 72 minutes

Synopsis:

For the Adivasi communities of Khammam, East Godavari and West Godavari districts in AP and Kunta block in Chattisgarh and Motu Block in Orrissa, life has become uncertain, since the government’s decision to commence the construction of the Polavaram Dam – which would submerge 631 sq km, forest land consisting of 300 villages with a population of 2 lakhs.

About the director;

Saraswati Kavula has worked in the documentary field since 2000 and has made numerous short features for Doordarshan on community based development initiatives, and a series of films on issues concerning agriculture.

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A Tale of Shells and Dust

Director: Alfredo Reis Deus

Country: Portugal

Duration: 53 min 37 sec

Synopsis:

A Tale of Shells and Dust is the first chapter of a documentary series that intertwines four storylines following the lives of fish and people around the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

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Nostalgia for the Deep

Director: Ali Brabbs

Country: UK

Duration: 5 min 56 sec

Synopsis:

Nostalgia for the Deep is a meditative journey back to the womb and the beginning of man within the confines of a community swimming pool.

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Dammed

Director: Nandan Saxena and Kavita Bahl

Country: India

Duration: 49 min 30 sec
Nandan Saxena and Kavita Bahl

Synopsis:

Over 11 million Indians have been ‘displaced’ by large dams. Onkareshwar Dam shall displace another 50000 and Sardar Sarovar over 200000. While the corporations make super profits; the poorest of the poor become the orphans of the dams.

About the directors :

Nandan Saxena and Kavita Bahl are National Award-winning independent filmmakers. Their film Cotton for my Shroud was awarded the Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus) for Best Investigative Film at National Film Awards; 2011. Their voluntary initiative; Via-Media; is an effort to catalyze change by taking positive stories to receptive minds; and to build the capacity of citizens groups and movements.

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Dipping Point

Director: Radhika Murthy

Country: India

Duration: 6 min 43 sec

Synopsis:

This is a short film about the cold wave experienced in February 2012, which crippled crops in the Akole area of Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra. This same area has suffered climate erraticism for the second year in a row now. The film indicates the high vulnerability of farmers – a harsh and in this case freezing cold reality.

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Damn the Dams

Directors: Osman Sissman and Ozlem Sarivildiz

Country: Turkey

Duration: 46 mins 21 sec

Synopsis:

Damn the Dams ia an intriguing documentary about the ongoing legal and physical struggles of the inhabitants of the village of Bağbaşı in Erzurum, an Eastern city of Turkey, against the power plant to be built in their village. It is one of the most inspiring Turkish documentaries of 2012.

About the director:

Özlem Sarıyıldız (1978) has a BS in Industrial Design, and a MS in Media and Cultural Studies, both in METU. She has been making shorts and documentaries for over ten years now.

Osman Şişman (1979) has a BA in Philosophy and a MS in Industrial Design both from the Middle East Technical University (METU). He continues his PhD in Industrial Design at the same university.

Festivals/Prizes:

Best Documentary at Nature Films Festival

Best Documentary at Mountain Films Festival

Honourary Award from Yilmaz Guney Culture and Arts Festival

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Elemental

Director: Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee and Gayatri E

Country: USA

Duration: 93 mins
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee Gayatri E

Synopsis:

Elemental tells the story of three individuals united by their deep connection with nature and driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.

About the director:

Gayatri started her career in London where she produced over 50 television and radio commercial campaigns for Sony BMG, Universal Music, Virgin Music and numerous top bands, including Outkast and Pink.

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee is a director, producer, musician, and composer. He has directed and produced numerous award-winning films and is the founder and executive editor of The Global Oneness Project, a Webby Award-winning online magazine.

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Danube Blues

Director: Peter Davis

Country: Canada

Duration: 50 mins
Peter Davis

Synopsis:

Danube Blues is an excursion in space, time and music from Germany to the Black Sea.

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Between Sky and Earth, Battle for Wetlands

Director: Tono Folguera

Country: Spain

Duration: 59 mins

Synopsis:

In 1976, bulldozers came in to lay the foundation on what was to be the largest tourist resort on the Iberian Peninsula, made up of 64,000 apartments to be built on the last wetlands in the north of Catalonia. This documentary tells the story of a group of young adults who dared to believe that they could change the landscape of their country.

Festivals/Prizes:

FICMAC – Catalonia International Environmental Film Festival Official Documentary 2013 Memorimage Festival Internacional de Cinema de Reus 2013

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All is well in Gabees

Director: Habib Ayeb

Country: Tunisia-France

Duration: 47 min 2 sec
Habib Ayeb

Synopsis:

All is well in Gabes questions current development models by focusing on the Oasis of Gabes, the only coastal oasis in the world. What was once considered “The Paradise of the World” has been transformed into an economic, social, and ecological catastrophe by the construction, in the 1970s, of an industrial chemical complex that has deprived local farmers of their water, arable land, economic well-being, and personal dignity.

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The Song of Padma

Director: Asif Khan

Country: Bangladesh

Duration: 12 min 23 sec
Asif Khan

Synopsis:

The Song of Padma is a documentary based on the Padma river, one of the largest rivers of Bangladesh.

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Yellow Fin Moon

Director: Fernando Manso

Country: UK

Duration: 3 min 10 sec
Fernando Manso

Synopsis:

Yellow Fin Moon is a bedtime post-apocalyptical story about the end of the world.

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Potomac the River Runs Through Us

Director: Peggy Fleming and Sean Furmage

Country: USA

Duration: 27 min

Synopsis:

The film follows the flow of the Potomac water from its origin, into our homes and businesses and back into the river. We become aware of the need to protect this essential resource and of how our wellbeing and that of future generations is intertwined with the health of the Potomac.

Festivals/Prizes:

Finalist in DC Peer Awards 2013 – Washington, DC, USA

Official Selection at American Conservation Film Festival – Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA

Best Environmental Film at Visions Festival May 2013 – Washington, DC, USA

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Fisherwomen of the Island

Director: Shahrzad Pouya-Shirin Vahidi

Country: Iran

Duration: 41 min 25 sec

Synopsis:

In the small Island Hengam in southern part of Iran, women are engaged in fishing to earn their livelihood. This documentary depicts the life story of two fisherwomen in Hengam Island.

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Stop the Drop

Directors: Students of Christel House India

Country: India

Duration: 1 min 29 sec

Synopsis:

In our fast-paced daily lives, we sometimes overlook the power and importance of a single drop of water. In this production, students have taken perceptions of the role of water in our lives into another realm entirely

About the directors:christelhouse

Christel House India established its first Learning Center in Bangalore in 2001 with the vision of helping children of underprivileged backgrounds break the cycle of poverty, realize their hopes and dreams, and become self-sufficient, contributing members of society.
web site: www.in.christelhouse.org

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Black Water

Director: Karlos Alastruey

Country: Spain

Duration: 3 mins 30 secs
Karlos Alastruey

Synopsis:

The video follows the cycle of water from a river, from the moment the river is tainted by hazardous materials, till that very water ends up inside the body of a human being.

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Frayland

Director: Sebastián Mayayo and Ramiro Ozer Ami

Country: Uruguay

Duration: 75 min
Sebastián Mayayo and Ramiro Ozer Ami

Synopsis:

A Finnish factory. A conflict between two South American countries. A woman caught between two men.

About the director:

Sebastián Mayayo was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1977. He is a graduate of ORT University and is a filmmaker, audiovisual creator, and photographer.

Ramiro Ozer Ami was born in Paysandú, Uruguay in 1972. He is a producer and director with a degree in Graphic Design from ORT University. He is also an ORT University teacher and photographer.

Festivals/Prizes:

Official Selection at International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA) 2011 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Film Screening Schedule & Synopsis


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Day 1

11 September 2014, Thursday

10.00 – 10.30 am: Stoppage Dam/ Yaser (29 min)

10.30 – 10.45 am: First Fish/ Czech Republic/Veronika G (13min 25 sec)

10.45 – 11.05 am: Sea Gives, Sea Takes/USA/Kishe W (18 min)

11.05 – 11.15 am: Tea Break

11.15 – 11.25 am: Neeru Neralu/Niranjana/India (6 min 35 sec)

11.25 am – 12.15 pm: A Tale of Shells and Dust/Brazil/Alfredo R. D (53 min 37 sec)

12.15 pm – 12.35 pm: Our deepest waters/USA/Stephani G (20 min)

12.45 pm -12.50 pm: The Ritual/India/Sasmit/Vijay (2 min 5 sec)

                               Interaction with the Director

12.50 pm – 1.10 pm: Haleema/Germany/Boris (17 mins)

1.10 pm – 2.00 pm: Lunch Break

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm: Fish ‘R us (Rybaczymy)/Poland/Maciej G (58 min)

3.00 pm – 3.26 pm: LO/ Cambodia/Remi B (26 mins)

3.26 – 3.50 pm: Mystical Fire / Leslie Jean/ USA (12 min 44 sec)

                           + The Critical Resource/ Syed Sajid / India (12 min)

3.50 – 4.00pm: Tea Break

4.00 pm onwards: Inauguration

Inaugural Film – Lady Urmia/Iran/Mohammad (30 mins)

 

 

 

Day 2

12 September 2014, Friday

10 am- 10.11 am: The Flocking/ USA/ Jacob Fertig  (10 min 08 sec)

10.11 am – 11.25 pm: Frayland/ Sebastian/Uruguay  (74 min)

11.25 – 11.35 am: Tea Break

11.35 – 12. 45 pm: Mirror Lands/ UK/ Mark Lyken (1 hr 7 min)

12.45 pm – 2.10 pm: Dam’ned /Saraswati Kavula/ India (72Min)

Interaction with the Director

2.10 pm – 2.40 pm: Lunch Break

2.40 pm – 3.00 pm: Loukum/Lebanon /Fady Gemayel (15 min 45 sec)

3.00 pm – 3.20 pm: The Well in the Lane / India /Sandeep Medhe (6 min)

Interaction with the Director

3.20 pm – 4.05 pm: Fisherwomen of the Island (Zanan Mahiger Jazire) / Iran /Shahrzad+Shirin (41 min 21 sec)

4.05 pm – 4. 15 pm: Tea Break

4.15 – 4.30 pm: Stop the Drop/ Students of Christel House / India (1 min 29 sec)
          Interaction with Directors

4.30 pm – 5.18 pm: Damn the Dams/Ossman Sissman/Turkey (46 mins 21 sec)

5.18 pm – 6.06 pm: All is Well in Gabess (Gabes Labess)/Tunisia-France/Habib Ayeb (47 min 02 sec)

6.06 pm – 6.20 pm: Once Pure: Being Contaminated / Pabitra / India (12 min)

6.20 pm -6.35 pm : 2° Man & 2° Woman/Oliver/Germany (3 min)

                             + 37°4 S/Adriano/France-Italy (12 min)

 

 

 

Day 3

13 September 2014, Saturday

10.00 – 10.20 am: Consuelo/ UK/Peru / Paul Johnson (19 min 10 sec)

10.20 – 10.35 am: The Caspian Sea, Polluting the Beauty/ Iran / Yaser (13 min)

10.35 – 12.00 pm: Global Water (Ununchis/ Unser Wasser)/ Eco-Solidar / Switzerland (88 min)

12.00 – 12.10 am: Tea Break

12.10 – 12.25 am: 0101010/Spain/Greg Kyros (2 min 04 sec)

Interaction with the Director

12.25 – 12.32 am: Homeland/Dragan/Serbia(6 min)

12.32 -1.00 pm:  Potomac-The River runs through Us/Peggy/USA (24 min 47 sec)

1.00 – 1.30 pm: Lunch Break

1.30 – 3.10 pm: Revolution/Canada/Bruno Chatelin (1 hr 37 min)

3.10 – 3.25 pm: AAHARAM/ Ma Ra Venkat/ India (3 min 9 sec)

Interaction with the Film Team member

3.25 – 3.35 pm: Tea Break

3.35 – 5.05 pm:  CHAR – The no man’s island/ Sarangi/ India (1 hr 28 min)

5.05 -5.35 pm:   257mm./ Ajith Samuel/ India (15 min)

Interaction with the Director

5.35 – 5.48 pm: The Song of The Padma/ Asif Khan/ Bangladesh (12 min 23 sec)

5.48 – 6.48 pm:  Between Sky and Earth, Battle for Wetlands/ Tono/ Spain (59 min)

 

 

 

 

Day 4

14 September 2014, Sunday

10.00 – 10.25 am: Waveland / Cade Bursell/ USA  (20 min 55 sec)

10.25 -10.40 am:  The Pearl of the City of Zhelezgnogorsk / Viktor/ Russia (15 min)

10.40 –  11.10 am: Green Dreams (Rak Yarok) / Natasha+Irit/  Israel (26 min)

11.10 – 11.20 am: Tea Break

11.20 – 12.10 pm: Danube Blues / Peter Davis/ Canada (50 min)

12.10 -1.05 pm:  Top Secret Water/ Manfred Christ (51 min 33 sec) 

1.05 – 1.12 pm: Drop By Drop/ Ahona/ India (5min 8 sec)

1.12– 1.30 pm: Lunch Break

1.30– 2.50 pm: Fishermen/ Viktoria Marinov/ Poland (01 hr 19 min)

2.50 – 3.00 pm: Tea Break

3.00 – 4.35 pm: Elemental/ Emanuel-Gayatri/ USA (01 hr33min)

4.35 – 5.05 pm: Bekendor/ Anastasiya / Ukraine (30 min)

5.05- 5.20 pm:  Concluding Ceremony

5.20 – 6.50 pm: Damnation/Bedo Calhoun/ USA (1 hr 28 min 2 sec)

 

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List of films

Sea Gives, Sea Takes (USA) >>  Mirror Lands (UK) >>  The Flocking: Coal-Aid Moviesode (USA) >>  Our Deepest Waters: Exploring Marine National Monuments in the Remote Reaches of the Pacific (USA) >>  bruce (UK) >>  Keepers of the Water (Canada) >>  0101010 (France) >>  Rising (Germany) >>  BIM 26 (Mexico) >>  Spa (Czech Republic) >>  Revolution (Canada) >>  Consuelo (UK/Peru) >>  Paradise Lost (USA) >>  The Manatee and the Sailor (USA) >>  Ocean Born (Germany) >>  Fish ‘R’ Us (Poland) >>  Bottle Bay (Australia) >>  Tales of Whales >>  First Fish (Czech Republic) >>  Reflect (UK) >>  Nostalgia for the Deep (UK) >>  257mm. (India) >>  The Story of a Water Drop (Italy) >>  The Trickster: Gratitude and the Zen of Surfing (USA) >>  The Stoppage Dam (Iran) >>  Slipping Away (Israel) >>  Anonymous (Spain/Italy) >>  Bird-man (Brazil) >>  A Void (Norway) >>  The Caspian Sea, Polluting the Beauty (Iran) >>  The Water Bearer (UK) >>  Inchcape (UK) >>  Refined Oasis (Spain) >>  The Seashell (Spain/Italy) >>  Loukoum (Lebanon) >>  Microcosmos (Mexico) >>  Water – MPUMP SOLUTIONS (Italy) >>  Fishing for Growth (India) >>  2° Man 2° Woman (Germany) >>  37°4 S (France/Italy) >>  Another World (Italy) >>  Arena Fertil (Spain) >>  Breaking (Germany) >>  Haleema (Germany/USA) >>  Ink (Germany) >>  It is Better to Jump (USA) >>  Lado Esquerdo (Portugal) >>  LO (France) >>  Pachamama, Madre Tierra (Spain, Brazil, Chile, Panama, USA) >>  Piccola storia di mare – A sea tale (Italy) >>  ¿Que Pasa Perico? (What’s up Mahi-Mahi?) (Peru) >>  Mystical Fire (USA) >>  Drop by Drop (India) >>  The Battle for Water (India) >>  Water – a Crisis Unfolding (India) >>  Making Drought a Memory (India) >>  Water: A community video (India) >>  The Critical Resource (India)
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  The Well in the Lane (India) >>  Once Pure… Being Contaminated (India) >>  Neeru Neralu (India) >>  CHAR…The No-Man’s Island (India) >>  Ahaaram (India) >>  The Ritual (India) >>  My Green Planet (UK) >>  Lady Urmia (Iran) >>  No Life Without Water (USA) >>  Waveland (USA) >>  Bekendor (Ukraine) >>  The Pearl of the City (Russia) >>  Green Dreams (Israel) >>  Top Secret Water (Germany) >>  Global Water (Peru, Cambodia, Switzerland) >>  Yangtze Drift (USA) >>  Manistee Nmé (USA) >>  Returning to Evian (Sweden) >>  Mountain Funeral (USA) >>  The Flower Song (Le Chant de la Fleur) (Belgium) >>  Dam’ned (India) >>  A Tale of Shells and Dust (Portugal) >>  Nostalgia for the Deep (UK) >>  Dammed (India) >>  Dipping Point (India) >>  Damn the Dams (Turkey) >>  Elemental (USA) >>  Danube Blues (Canada) >>  Between Sky and Earth, Battle for Wetlands (Spain) >>  All is well in Gabees (Tunisia/France) >>  The Song of Padma (Bangladesh) >>  Yellow Fin Moon (UK) >>  Potomac the River Runs Through Us (USA) >>  Fisherwomen of the Island (Iran) >>  Stop the Drop (India) >>  Black Water (Spain) >>  Frayland (UK) >>

The 9th International Travelling Film Festival

VOICES FROM THE WATERS - 2014

A Community outreach event on water in everyday life

 

 

genericlogo2014We have successfully completed 8 editions of Voices from the Waters International Film Festival/conferences in multiple venues in Bangalore. Due to its growing popularity, this year we have already received 200 films from 48 countries and more are on its way. More and more documentary film makers focus their creativity on water. We will be screening at the festival the very best of them, about 90 aesthetically crafted works – all of them, a must watch.

The venue of the festival is the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) at Bangalore India, which has a beautiful ambiance and plenty of parking space. At the colorful Inauguration studded with cultural events like dance performances, water songs and so on, prominent people working on water issues from across the country would be present along with film directors and water activists with whom you will be interacting with. Also there will be Photography and Painting Exhibitions, Eco bazaars and Organic food courts to keep you busy with. We are expecting a thousand people to be at the venue at any given time between 10 am and 8 pm.

We are going through a phase of uncertain climatic conditions of unseasonal gale and storm, heat wave and cold wave, melting Antarctica and rising seas gobbling up the landmass, increasing desertification and so on. The festival offers you a glimpse into all these and more – the struggle, the hopes and despair, the success stories…

The festival also brings to you the quintessential yearning of the humans – to be integrated into nature… Come and be part of it to imagine a new world.

Festival Venue: National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) Bangalore, Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar Bangalore.

Festival Dates: 11th September to 14th September.

Time: 10.00 a.m to 5.30 p.m

Entry: Free for everyone. (Seating: First come first served)

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FILM SCREENINGS

Curating and screening of the best chosen documentary films related to water to a larger global audience.

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DISCUSSIONS

Spaces for those who wish to discuss the very human and the humanist intent of documentary films on water.

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WATER CONVERSATIONS

Prominent scholars and activists will initiate conversation on International water issues and solutions.

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VISUAL EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition of art installations, photographs, videos and paintings based on various water themes.

"If there is magic on earth, it is contained in water."

- Loren Eiseley

About Voices from the Waters

voices from the waters

Voices from the Waters International Travelling Film Festival is a celebration of water, the element that nurtures life in manifold ways. Initiated by Bangalore Film Society in 2005, the festival brings to you water stories from across the world. We are all touched by the beauty of water…
Civilizations through the ages harnessed water and grew around it. However, contemporary civilizations have seen it as an economic utility and a dumping ground for all the waste they generate and polluted it. The festival is also the stories of restoration of water to its pristine beauty. Viewing these visual narratives gives us all an opportunity to focus on the global water crisis and engage in deep reflection to conserve this life sustaining nectar for posterity. Water brings us all together.
Apart from films, the other avenues of engagement at the festival would be painting and photo exhibition, art installations, water songs, lectures, roundtables, eco-conscious product bazaar and interaction with film directors, water activists and water scholars.

Bangalore Film Society

Bangalore Film Society

Bangalore Film Society (BFS) is a nonprofit cultural organization registered under the Registrar of Society’s Act Karnataka and affiliated to the Federation of Film Societies of India. We explore through the medium of cinema, the cultural politics and how it impacts and shapes the contemporary cultural practices, politics and social behaviour. Towards this, we organize regular film screenings and discussions on feature and documentary films from across the globe as well as organise film festival and conferences on specific themes. Voices from the Waters International Traveling Film festival is one of its major activity.  Through our well curated programmes we attempt to connect the participants with cultural histories of ideas and desires of social transformations, contentious socio-cultural-political issues of our times as well as provide an aesthetic experience.

Volunteers needed!

Volunteers needed!

The festival is a great opportunity for young volunteers to interact with many creative people contributing to keep our environment clean and beautiful. It is a platform for creative ideas and practice.

The selected volunteers will coordinate the festival and invite educational institutions in Bangalore to promote and invite them to participate in the festival.

If you are interested to volunteer, Call: +91 80 25493705 or Email