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Past Borders’ Visio-Pitching Lab is able to get beneath approach


– A complete of ten documentary concepts shall be introduced in the course of the third version of the lab, which affords younger creators the chance to pitch their ideas to knowledgeable viewers

Director Irina Malcea-Candea, who’s collaborating with Fashionable Tremendous Heroes

As a part of the parallel cultural actions happening on the seventh Past Borders Worldwide Documentary Movie Pageant on Castellorizo, Greece (21-28 August), the Visio-Pitching Lab shall be held for the third yr working. The purpose of the lab is to supply younger creators the chance to current their primary concept for a documentary to a panel of skilled European producers, TV and movie professionals, and personalities lively within the subject of documentary. Every participant will obtain extremely skilled recommendation and knowledge on the right way to flip their concepts right into a undertaking that may be introduced to the broader documentary neighborhood.

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This yr, Past Borders is internet hosting 4 postgraduate college students from the Aristotle College of Thessaloniki’s Division of Cinema (Dimitra Kapsala, Antigoni Drolia, Christina Dafni and Leonidas Christodoulidis) to handle the organisation of the lab, alongside the president of the Movie Division, Eleftheria Thanoulis. The moderator for the choice and coordination of this yr’s lab is Claudia Schreiner, who has a few years of expertise within the movie business beneath her belt and is head of research on the Documentary Campus Masterschool in Germany. The ten chosen concepts shall be introduced on 25 and 26 August.

The choice consists of Fashionable Tremendous Heroes by Irina Malcea-Candea (Romania), a movie about how youngsters right now could be an inspiration to each their friends and adults – it’s a couple of technology of adolescents who need to do good and assist these in want, and who imagine that training ought to be on the forefront of our general priorities. In the meantime, Jail Honey by Jonas Eisenschmidt and Constanze Wolpers (Germany) is about in a jail yard in northern Germany, the place serial killers are educated as beekeepers. The movie will observe how the prisoners rediscover their misplaced humanity and empathy by interacting with the bees. Then there’s Stronger than the Cyclops by Stefano Grossi (Italy), a portrait of Albanian author and mental Fatos Lubonja, a political prisoner sentenced to 17 years in jail by Enver Hoxha’s communist regime between 1974 and 1991.

Moreover, two initiatives hail from Iran: Pricey Ali by Mehdi Zamanpour Kiasari, by which 30-year-old Ali, a person with quick legs and arms, needs to marry essentially the most lovely lady he can discover, regardless of the numerous issues holding him again; and We Are Superstars by Ali Delkari, set in a small city in Iran, the place a bunch of individuals adapt the most well-liked Iranian movies from earlier than the revolution, generally known as “Movie Farsi”, with none tutorial background. Appearing Courses by Sasha Shegai (Kazakhstan) shall be a movie about girls in a nursing house who take theatre courses and create visible representations of their lives.

Lastly, 4 Greek concepts wrap this yr’s choice: Chef for Zero Starvation by Nina Fotiadou follows a self-organised group consisting of cooks and individuals who want to present solidarity, who’ve began cooking and distributing meals to the homeless within the centre of Thessaloniki and wherever else there was a necessity; Culinary Wanderings by Yannis Lafis focuses on locations the place folks eat, from garbage bins to a tavern, and from there to a luxurious restaurant, on the lookout for what connects or separates these locations and the folks inside them; The Grain of the Wooden by Maria Danalaki is a couple of woodcarver on a Mediterranean island, who embarks on a private journey on his motorbike with a view to discover a answer to his monetary issues; whereas Juliet by Ioannis Laskaris follows the story of Iulietta Boukouvala, the previous judo world champion, who was bodily and mentally abused by the coach of the Greek nationwide workforce.

The above ten proposals that come from the broader Mediterranean area and join East and West are undeniably according to the philosophy behind Visio-Pitching, which Past Borders has instituted. The purpose of this philosophy is a path to data and to the processing of artistic concepts with none limitations or limitations, making the competition a movie incubator and a centre for discussing present sociopolitical and existential considerations posed by up to date creators in dialogue with main professionals within the movie business.

Right here is the complete listing of concepts collaborating:

Fashionable Tremendous Heroes – Irina Malcea-Candea (Romania)
Jail Honey – Jonas Eisenschmidt and Constanze Wolpers (Germany)
Stronger than the Cyclops – Stefano Grossi (Italy)
Pricey Ali – Mehdi Zamanpour Kiasari (Iran)
We Are Superstars – Ali Delkari (Iran)
Appearing Courses – Sasha Shegai (Kazakhstan)
Chef for Zero Starvation – Nina Fotiadou (Greece)
Culinary Wanderings – Yannis Lafis (Greece)
The Grain of the Wooden – Maria Danalaki (Greece)
Juliet – Ioannis Laskaris (Greece)

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