Some of these films have adult themes, and while they have not been certified by the BBFC they carry a 15 rating.
Displaced
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Displaced Directed by Samir Karahoda A short docufiction set in Kosovo about two men trying to maintain and rebuild the local table tennis club which has lost its venue.
Kambana
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Kambana Directed by Samuel Pastor Mother and twin sons are socially rejected because they are twins in the Mananjary region of Madagascar, there is a popular belief that twins are carriers of misfortunes.
Our Coast
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Our Coast Directed by Ella Van Cleave James Lawson’s ties to British Columbia’s coast run deep. The young fisherman has spent his life harvesting herring, salmon, spot prawns, and clams across the region’s waters, but today the longevity of his way of life is uncertain. Low fish stocks and a nefarious regulatory landscape that favours corporate interests over coastal communities are forcing more and more fishermen out of their livelihood. Our Coast paints a portrait of James’s life as he prepares for the upcoming fishing season and reflects on the experiences along British Columbia’s coast that have shaped the person he is today. James’s goal is twofold: he looks to a future where fishermen can rest assured that their livelihood is secure, and where fish harvesters of all ages and backgrounds are valued for their knowledge of the marine ecosystems that support them.
A Film About My Dad
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A Film About My Dad Directed by Lidia Bieniarz A careful observation of a loving and hard working father, portraying daily life through a daughter's perspective, discovering beauty in simplicity and appreciation for parent’s unconditional love and sacrifice.
Sculpting vibration
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Sculpting vibration Directed by Felippe Martin Short meeting with Bernard Bosa, who has been offering vibratory concerts in Quebec for more than ten years. Bernard tells us what led him to make and introduce didgeridoos in his vibratory practice. But what exactly is vibration? What is it used for?
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Samuel Pastor was born in Alicante in 1986. He studied audiovisual production and shows in 2004, since when he has worked as a photographer and creator of audiovisual pieces. He seeks to capture realities in the most natural way possible.
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Ella is a natural history film and TV researcher currently based in Vancouver, Canada. In 2019 Ella graduated with a degree specializing in conservation biology and science communication before going on to work in the world of wildlife rehabilitation with MARS Wildlife Rescue in the Comox Valley, also in BC, Canada. In 2021 she completed an MA in Wildlife Filmmaking at the University of the West of England in partnership with the BBC Natural History Unit, where her final thesis film, featuring a young fisherman from Campbell River in Canada, was shortlisted for the BAFTA Student Awards. As a diver raised on Vancouver Island, Ella has a soft spot for marine ecosystems and the communities built around them. She cares most about stories that reflect deep connection to place and explores the human communities at the heart of conservation.
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Lidia Bienairz's style and art are based on careful observation of the world and its hidden treasures. Whether fiction or documentary, she believes film is an incredibly important medium that can convey crucial information and knowledge, introducing new perspectives and experience. As a writer and director Lidia makes( films to astonish, but most of all to evoke emotions that we fear and avoid. She hopes this* will force uneasy reflections to emphasise the matter of the values that she believes should be followed in life. Lidia's skills are characterised by thoroughness, total commitment and attention to every little detail. She has won two RTS Awards - in the short film category, and a Lenny Henry Award for the best film. Currently working on short form dramas deepening the topics of injustice, war, childhood trauma and family relations as a writer and director, and occasionally as a production designer.
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Felippe Martin is a Colombian filmmaker who has been working in Quebec City since 2012. He is a graduate of Concordia University, Canada, and Septima Ars, Spain. As a director of photography, his work is extensive, ranging from animal documentaries to dance films and fictional or documentary series shot around the globe. As a director his work revolves around questions of identity, notions of ritualism, and sacredness. His artistic approach is defined by a very intimate documentary style that often becomes socially engaged and ethnographic.
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