INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION PROGRAM IX

EINSTEIN’I ÕED
EINSTEIN’S SISTERS

Australia/Austraalia 2005
FICTION 30’
VCA SCHOOL OF FILM AND TELEVISION

Director: Kass Uren
Cinematographer: Simon Ozolins
Cast: Craig Annis, Nathan Godkin, Suzy Cato, Peter Hosking
Producer: VCA School of Film and Television

Kas maailmas jätkub veel kohta ja aega neile, kes on mängus nimega elu vahetuspingile istuma jäänud?

Can the world afford space and time for those stuck on the substitution bench in the game of life?

Austraalias sündinud Kass Uren omandas režii erialal bakalaureusekraadi Victoria Kunstikolledžis. “Einstein’i õed” on Kass Ureni esimene lühifilm ja režiidebüüt, mis on saanud auhindu Los Angelese rahvusvaheliselt lühifilmide festivalilt ja Austraalia rahvusvaheliselt filmifestivalilt.

Born in Australia, Kass Uren received his BA in film direction from the internationally renowned Victorian College of the Arts. Receiving local and international premieres at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival and Australian International Film Festival, “Einstein’s Sisters” is Kass Uren’s first short film & directorial debut.


VIHMA MAASTIK
RAIN TERRAIN
RAIN TERRAIN

Estonia/Eesti 2006
ANIMATION 6`
TARTU KÕRGEM KUNSTIKOOL

Director: Martin Oja
Producer: Kudrun Vungi

On koht, kus vihmavarjud kasvavad. Seda kutsutakse Vihma Maastikuks. Veider taevalik masinavärk juhib selle igapäevarütme ja värvuseid. Mida on vaja selleks, et peatada pilvede liikumine ja vihma sadamine?

There is a place where umbrellas grow. It’s called Rain Terrain. A bizarre celestial machinery controls its everyday rhythms and hues. What does it take to stop the clouds from moving  and the rain from falling?

Martin Oja (s.1978) on sündinud Tallinnas. Kirjutama, maalima ja muusikat tegema hakkas ta hilises nooruses. Ta on õppinud Tartu Ülikoolis kirjandust ja semiootikat. Martin on kirjutanud filmikriitikat ja avaldanud mõningaid tekste ajakirjanduses, 2004. aastal andis ta välja luulekogu. Martin on lummatud animatsioonist, sest see annab võimaluse luua uusi maailmu ja ühendada neis eri kunstižanre.

Martin Oja (b. 1978) was born in Tallinn, Estonia, and started to write, paint and make music in his late teens. He has studied literature and semiotics in Tartu University, with interest in film semiotics and ecology. He received his BA in 2005 and  his thesis paper was written about fiction film. He has published film criticism, short stories in magazines, and a poetry book in 2004. Martin is fascinated with animation because it gives him the chance to create new worlds  as well as to combine different genres of art. "Rain Terrain" (made in co-operation with Kudrun Vungi) is his debut animation.


SAVITUVI
CLAY PIGEON
HLINENY HOLUB

Czech Republic/Tšehhi 2005
ROMANCE PIXILATION 7`
FAMU

Director: Miloš Tomic
Cinematographer: Branjo Pazitka, Milos Tomic
Producer: Robert Rychter

Armunute mäng võtab tõsise ja traagilise pöörde.

A lovers’ game turns into a serious, tragic story.

Miloš Tomic (s.1976) sündis Belgradis. 2002. aastal lõpetas ta Misha Radivojevic’i õpilasena filmi eriala. Miloš on katsetanud paljude eri žanritega, kuid tema lemmikuks on kollaaž. Hetkel õpib ta Prahas FAMU’s animatsiooni erialal.
 
Miloš Tomic
(b.1976) was born in Belgrade. He graduated as a film-director in 2002 in the class of Misha Radivojevic. Miloš has tried his hand at many forms, his favourite being collage. At the moment, Miloš studies animation in FAMU.


MUTALA MAANTEE
THE ROAD OF MUTALA
MUTALAN RAITILLA

Finland/Soome 2005
FICTION 8`26’’
VOIONMAA FILM SCHOOL

Director: Harri J. Rantala
Cinematographer: Anton Verho
Cast: Juha Hurme, Laura Rämä, Miikka Peuravirta, Tomi Tammenoja, Ari Huomolin, Harri J. Rantala
Producer: Harri J. Rantala

Filmi peategelane on mees, kes jäi pärast vanemate surma maale sünnikodusse elama. Enamik koduküla asukaid on lahkunud parema elu lootuses linna. Nüüd on mehe sooviks üles leida pruut, kellest ta aastaid tagasi lahku läks. Oma rännakul läbi küla näeb ta harjumuspärast ootamatust vaatenurgast.

The main character of the film is a man who has stayed in his homestead after the death of his parents, when nearly all the other villagers have left for the city in hopes of a better life. The man’s quest is to get back in touch with his bride who moved away years ago. On his journey through the village he perceives the familiar and secure scenes of everyday life as new and transformed, seen from a different angle.

Harri J. Rantala on pärit Soomest. Ta on kirjutanud stsenaariume filmidele ja muusikavideotele (”Metro”, “The Sacrifice”, “Under Surveillance”, “Young People in Finland”). Hetkel õpib ta kultuurikorraldust.

Harri J. Rantala comes from Finland. He has directed short films like “Metro”, “The Sacrifice”, the music video for “Under Surveillance” by Destination X and the documentary “Young People in Finland”. At the moment he studies cultural production.


ASENDUSTÜDRUK
THE SUBSTITUTE
HAYELET BODEDA

Jerusalem/Jeruusalemm 2005
FICTION 19`
THE SAM SPIEGEL FILM & TV SCHOOL, JERUSALEM

Director: Talya Lavie
Cinematographer: Jonathan Ofek
Cast: Dana Ivgy, Shiri Ashkenazi, Hadas Kalderon
Producer: Gil Asheri

Zohara on Iisraeli sõdur kinnises sõjaväebaasis, kelle lootused baasist pääsemiseks purunevad, kui selgub, et saabunud asendustüdruk haub enesetapumõtteid.

Zohara is an Israeli soldier in an isolated military base, who is about to get a much-anticipated transfer. Her hopes are shattered when her substitute appears to be suicidial.

Talya Lavie on sündinud Iisraelis. 2005. aastal lõpetas ta Sam Spiegeli Filmi- ja Televisioonikooli Jeruusalemmas. Aastatel 1998-2000 õppis Talya animatsiooni Jeruusalemma Bezaleli Kunsti- ja Disainiakadeemias. Tema esimene film “Sliding Fiora” osales 2004. aastal Sleepwalkersi võistlusprogrammis ning on võitnud seitse rahvusvahelist auhinda. “Asendaja” on Talya lõputöö.

Talya Lavie was born in Israel. She graduated from the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in 2005. She also studied animation at the Bezalel Art & Design Academy in Jerusalem from 1998-2000. Her first film “Sliding Fiora” won seven international prizes, and was screened at the Museum of Modern Art In New York (MOMA). The “Substitute” is her graduation film.


TEEKOND
2PIC
2PIC

Estonia/Eesti 2006
FICTION 15`
BATLIC FILM AND MEDIA SCHOOL

Director: Kristjan Sarv
Cinematographer: Ants-Martin Vahur
Producer: Kristjan Sarv & Ants-Martin Vahur

Noor mees sõidab maanteel, kui äkitselt täitud tema auto võõraste hääletajatega. Kõik koos alustavad nad reisi tõe ja valguse poole.

A young man is driving along a highway, when suddenly his car is full of strange hitchhikers. Together they begin a trip towards truth and light.

Kristjan Sarv on õppinud näitlemist Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemias. Alates 2005. aastast on ta teatri NO99 näitleja. Kristjan on ka varem teinud lühifilme ja muusikavideosid, nende hulgas “Risk” (1998) ja “Eksinud” (2006).

Kristjan Sarv graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre where he majored in performing arts. Since 2005, he is an actor in the theatre NO99. He has also done short-films and music-videos like “The Risk” (1998) and “Lost” (2006).


SOOLODUETT
SOLO DUETS
SOLO DUETS

UK/Suurbritannia 2005
ANIMATION 8`53``
EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART
 
Director: Joseph Feltus
Cinematographer: Joseph Feltus, Tobias Feltus
Producer: Tobias Feltus

Oo lapsepõlvetunnid! Tunnid, mil numbrite taga oli rohkem kui vaid minevik, ja see, mis ees, ei olnud veel tulevik! Tõsi, mõnikord me kiirustasime, et saada täiskasvanuks, pooleldi nende nimel, kellele täiskasvanuks olemine oli ainus, mis neile jäänud. Üksi olles aga saime igavikuliseks ja seisime maailma ja mängu vahelises tühimikus, kohas, mis oli algusest peale loodud puhta sündmuse jaoks.

“O hours of childhood, hours when behind the figures there was more than the mere past, and when what lay before us was not the future! True, we were growing, and sometimes made haste to be grown up, half for the sake of those who’d nothing left but their grown-upness. Yet, when alone, we entered ourselves with everlastingness: there we would stand, within the gap left between world and toy, upon a spot which, from the first beginning, had been established for a pure event.”

Joseph Feltus sündis Washington DCs. Õppides Edinburgh’i Kunstikolledžis tegi Joseph animafilmi “Solo Duets”, mis on mõjutatud Balthuse maalidest. Hetkel teeb Joseph koostööd oma venna Tobiasega nime all Feltus Feltus.

Joseph Feltus was Born in Washington DC. Whilst studying at Edinburgh College of Art, Joseph  made the short animated film Solo Duets, influenced by the paintings of Balthus. Currently, Joseph is also exhibiting work together with his brother Tobias, under the collective name of Feltus Feltus.

 
   
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