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Patrik Thomas is an artist and filmmaker based in Munich (Germany) and Lisbon (Portugal). With a background in filmmaking and informatics, his recent work allies theatre, performance and virtual reality through video. Reflections around the notion of labour, self and collective optimization, productivity and memories have lead Thomas to develop a critical experimental work in which the boundary between reality and fiction is challenged and often erased.
Patrik Thomas is the founder of THE RANDOM COLLECTIVE and initiator of the MOVIMENTO – Collaborative Cinema Workshops in Portugal. Recent exhibitions include Directing the real, artists’ films and video in the 2010sduring VISIO 2017 by Lo Schermo Dell’Arte at Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence, Talent Prize 2017at the Museum of Contemporary Art Marco, Rome andHotel Desterro at Le Shadok, Strasbourg. In 2016 he was granted the Leonhard & Ida Wolf Art Award in Munich and the French-German Art Prize CONTEMPORARY from Rotary Strasbourg.
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Filipe Carvalho was born in Lisbon in 1987. He holds a degree in Mechanics, a master’s degree in Anthropology-Visual Cultures from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and works between Lisbon and Munich.
Filipe has dedicated himself to documentary film since 2008 and has seen his pictures being presented regularly in national film festivals and screenings.
He has directed several films, of which the following documentaries stand out “Lugar Cheio, Solidão Vagueia” (2009), “Legados de José Afonso” (2010) and “Fio D’Azeite” (2012), products of the period he spent living in Alentejo and Trás-os-Montes. Simultaneously he has been working collectively at video-installations screened and awarded in Italy, Germany and Portugal, amongst other countries. He has been collaborating with the association Filhos de Lumière, in cinema workshops at schools for kids and youngsters. He’s member of The Random Collective, an international multidisciplinary nomadic collective, and Gato Aleatório which organizes Movimento – Meeting of Collaborative Cinema.
“Life Out There Has It Been Seen?” his most recent documentary, premieres at the International Medium Length and Short Film Competition, of the International Film Festival Visions du Réel 2018, in Switzerland.
Screening Period: 26 July – 24 August 2018
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Marie Fages grew up in France. At 19, passionate by Italian painting and Pasolini, she moved to Rome. She studied scenography at the Academia di Belle Arti di Roma, and worked on the set design of some cinema projects in Italy. Then she moved back to France to integrate the Ecole Nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD) in Paris. For the diploma, she directed a short film: Electra’s walk, an adaptation of the Electra tragedy filmed in the passages of the business district « La Défense ». The film was selected in different festivals. Her film White Tides was shortlisted in Sound & Image Challenge International Festival 2016.
Inspired by the city of Berlin, she moved there to live and wrote the story of White tides. She directed this short film produced by the G.R.E.C., a french financing for first short-film projects. White Tides was selected in almost 20 festivals, in different countries such as Iran, Egypt, Macao, France, Italy, Kosovo, Spain. As experiencing places is what moves her, Marie is currently living in Portugal where she’s writing a new short-film project.
In parallel, she also continues to realize set and stage designs as well as exhibition scenography and art installations in France, Germany, and Portugal.
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Ishan Shuklais an animation filmmaker and CG artist. He dropped out of BITS Pilani (India) and graduated from 3D Sense Media School (Singapore) in 2008. He has a total work experience of 9 years. He spearheaded projects ranging from commercials to animated TV at Singapore. He is now based in India working on a diverse range of projects as Director/CG Lead including an animated feature and a number of music videos.
Ishan’s animation shorts and artworks have won dozens of awards and have been featured and screened all over the world. His first short film ‘Schirkoa’ qualified for the Oscars 2017, won ‘Best Animation”at Sound & Image Challenge International Festival 2017 in Macau, ‘Best in Show’ at SIGGRAPH Asia 2016, and Bollywood Film Journalists award in 2018, among many other prestigious awards and screenings.
In 2018, Ishan founded Studio 197A– an animation studio to facilitate the production of his animation films. A true virtual studio in all sense, with all artists scattered around the world to achieve one goal. Produce long lasting, visually stunning and thought provoking stories in animation. Studio 197A’s first feature film ‘Schirkoa’ is set to release in mid-2020.
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Lanka Bandaranayake was born in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. She started her artistic career as an actress in 1998. Since then she has won several acting and costume designing national awards. Later she became an award-winning drama producer and director.
Her first short film “Tradition” was produced in 2016. The short film was selected to more than 40 international film festivals all around the world and won Best Short Film (Film Student Award) at 12th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival 2017 in Indonesia, Best cinematography at “Euro Kino” Czech International Independent Film Festival 2017 in Czech Republic and 2ndBest Film at 5thNational Youth Cinematic Harvest 2016 in Sri Lanka. Also, it was officially selected and film finalist at the Sound & Image Challenge International Festival 2017 in Macau. Her second short film “The Mirror” produced in 2018.
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Andra Tévyis native from Romania, lives and works in France since she was 18. She studied twice at the national French school, la FEMIS, first cinematography then script writing. She has been working on feature films during 15 years in the camera department while teaching and writing scripts that she begun to direct in 2013. Her short film THE WALLwas presented in more than 50 international festivals, won more than 15 prizes among which are the Best Short Fiction and the Public Favourite Award at Sound & Image Challenge International Festival 2015. It was also pre-nominated in 2016 at the French greatest cinema reward – César. Nowadays Andra works on her first feature film script, a black comedy about social pressure regarding our body shape : IF CINDERELLA KNEW…
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Writer / Director
Detsky has worked as a director and editor for the BBC, Channel 4, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. His short films have won several awards and prizes. In 2006 Peace of Mind won 1st Prize at the ITV Cobravision Awards. How I Learned to Love Richard Gere received the Caroline’s Comedy Emerging Talent Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival, 2008. Morgengrauen (Slither) won 2nd Prize at the Going Underground Film Festival, Berlin, 2008. The short film Down Under won 1st place at the 20th Century Fox Sehnsucht Australian Awards. Detsky is currently developing his feature film debut. His Film “90 Degree North” won of the Best Fiction and the Best Film of the Festival of SOUND & IMAGE CHALLENGE 2016.