“Butter Lamp” di Hu Wei and Julien Féret, selezionato da Ascona Film Festival candidato agli OSCAR

oscarofficial20selection_aff2014_bianco

oscar butter lamp

Sono particolarmente orgoglioso di annunciare che il film “Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak)” Hu Wei and Julien Féret, selezionato per la 3a edizione dell’Ascona Film Festival è stato nominato agli Oscar 2015. Come presidente mi sento davvero felice di trovare una conferma così importante della qualità della selezione del direttore artistico Julian Martin, co-fondatore di Ascona Film Festival.

Andrea Biasca-Caroni

http://www.asconafilmfestival.ch

SELEZIONE 2014 ASCONA FILM FESTIVAL

http://www.oscars.org/news/10-live-action-shorts-advance-2014-oscar-race

https://heartlondonmagazine.com/2015/01/15/hu-weis-butter-lamp-nominated-for-a-2015-academy-award/

transform.php

Nominations:European Short Film

BUTTER LAMP / LA LAMPE AU BEURRE DE YAK France, China (15 min)
Director: Hu Wei
Screenwriter: Hu Wei
Producer: Julien Féret, Yangxu Zhou
Director of Photography: Jean Legrand
Editor: Hu Wei
Sound Design: Hervé Guyadère
Main Cast: Genden Punstok

SynopsisA young photographer and his assistant suggest to Tibetan nomads to photograph them. On diverse and more or less exotic backgrounds, families present themselves to the photographer. Through these shots, the photographer will weave unique links with each of the various villagers.

Director’s StatementHow long did it take to make your short? Was it difficult to get financing?

I wrote the scenario in one week and two months later we obtained the financial support of the French CNC and ARTE French television. But shooting was much more complicated because the crew was formed by French and Chinese technicians and with Tibetan actors. With such a team, shooting in China next to Tibet was extremely complex. The first two attempts to shoot the film failed and finally the third succeeded.

Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”?

To me, the two most essential concerns are the diversity and the liberty of expression which are most possibly at the heart of European cinema.

If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen?

Hmmm, it’s a pity that it is only for one night. I would love to organise a special screenings for children like my three-year-old daughter. Of course, they can shout and run in the theatre. Or maybe, four or five films for the night, is it a good idea for kids? So these films would be: PIPPI LONGSTOCKING, MARY POPPINS, THE WIZARD OF OZ, DONKEY SKIN, THE KING AND THE MOCKING BIRD…

What is your next project?

A particular film, strange and mysterious. I would leave you some suspense.

HU WEI’S BUTTER LAMP NOMINATED FOR A 2015 ACADEMY AWARD

YAK 6Hu Wei’s cultural film Butter Lamp has been capturing the heart of the film world and has just been nominated for a 2015 Oscar. This was not the only respected film festival to take notice of this exciting film, as it has achieved the grand total of 70 film prestige film awards and was selected by over 200 film festivals including Cannes, Sundance, Rotterdam Film Festival and the New York Film Festival, quite a feat for a little film from China.

In the Butter Lamp, a young photographer and his assistant suggest to Tibetan nomads to take their picture.  Against diverse and mote of less exotic backgrounds, families appear to the photographer.  Through these shots, the photographer weaves unique links with each of the various villagers.

Butter Lamp’s director Hu Wei was born in Beijing, China, he lives and works between Beijing and Paris.  Wei graduated at La Femis, the National School of Fine Arts in Paris and Le Fresnoy.  Butter Lamp is only his third film, although this multi-award winning movie is only his second fictional short and now this talented director is currently directing his first ever feature film. AFI Film Festival selection also praised the film, “The Grand Jury prize for Live Action caught us by surprise with its spellbinding and poetic simplicity. Traversing hundreds of miles of geography and spanning generations of time without leaving one central location, this film functions as a profound mediation on the practice and effects of image making.”

This live action short was written by the director Hu Wei, stars real life Tibetan nomads and was produced by Julien Feret, the beautiful cinematography was created by Stephane Degieau and Jean Legrand.  Some of the 70 awards include; the Grand Prize at the Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival, the Golden Plaque Award at the Chicago Film Festival, the prestigious Grand Jury Award at AFI Film Festival (American Film Institute), a winner at London’s Raindance Film Festival, Best Short Film at Mexico’s Guanajuato International Film Festival and it was selected for a EFA (European Film Awards) nomination.

Wei wished to create a film between fiction and documentary, reality and drama, modern civilization and traditional habits.  This award winning film and his outstanding work has captured the attention of the worldwide film industry, making his initial wish quite the reality.

The Academy Awards will be held in Hollywood on Sunday 22nd February.

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards®. One hundred forty-one pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 10 films, listed alphabetically and including director and production company:

Aya, Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis, directors (Chasis Films)
Baghdad Messi, Sahim Omar Kalifa, director, and Kobe Van Steenberghe, producer (a team productions)
Boogaloo and Graham, Michael Lennox, director, and Ronan Blaney, writer (Out of Orbit)
Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak), Hu Wei, director, and Julien Féret, producer (AMA Productions)
Carry On, Yatao Li, director (Rochester Institute of Technology)
My Father’s Truck, Maurício Osaki, director (Lupi Filmes)
Parvaneh, Talkhon Hamzavi, director, and Stefan Eichenberger, producer (Zurich University of Arts)
The Phone Call, Mat Kirkby, director, and James Lucas, writer (RSA Films)
SLR, Stephen Fingleton, director, and Matthew James Wilkinson, producer (Stigma Films)
Summer Vacation (Chofesh Gadol), Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon, directors (GREENproductions)

The Academy’s Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting at screenings held in Los Angeles. Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist. Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco in December.

The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network and hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

Advertisements

I Vincitori Ascona Film Festival 2014

1965080_646964738682599_1492983047_n

É stata una rassegna veramente soddisfacente con una presenza del pubblico quasi triplicata rispetto all’anno precedente.

Abbiamo potuto condividere tanti piccoli capolavori di artisti locali ed internazionali durante tre magiche serate al Hotel Ascona.

I premi del pubblico sono andati ai seguenti cortometraggi:

1. premio di CHF 1000.- a “My Friend Nietzsche” di Fáuston da Silva, Brasile.

2. premio di CHF 700.- a “Electric Indigo” di Jean-Julien Collette, Francia.

3. premio di CHF 500.- a “Blinder Passagier” di Maria Brendle, Svizzera

Colgo l’occasione per invitarVi alla 4. Edizione dal 26-28 Febbraio 2015.
A presto

Andrea Biasca-Caroni & Julian Martin

Subject: An… And the winners of the 3rd Ascona Film Festival are….

And the Subject: And the winners of the 3rd Ascona Film Festival are….
The 3rd annual Ascona FIlm Festival has been a very satisfying edition, with audience attendance almost tripled since last year.

During three magical nights we have been able to share many small masterpieces of local and international artists at the Hotel Ascona.

The Audience awards were awarded to the following short films:

1. premio di CHF 1000.- a “My Friend Nietzsche” by Fáuston da Silva, Brazil.

2. premio di CHF 700.- a “Electric Indigo” by Jean-Julien Collette, France.

3. premio di CHF 500.- a “Blinder Passagier” by Maria Brendle, Switzerland.

I invite all of you to follow us again during next year’s 4th Ascona Film Festival.

Best wishes

Julian Martin
of the 3rd Ascona Film Festival are….
The 3rd annual Ascona FIlm Festival has been a very satisfying edition, with audience attendance almost tripled since last year.

During three magical nights we have been able to share many small masterpieces of local and international artists at the Hotel Ascona.

The Audience awards were awarded to the following short films:

1. premio di CHF 1000.- a “My Friend Nietzsche” by Fáuston da Silva, Brazil.

2. premio di CHF 700.- a “Electric Indigo” by Jean-Julien Collette, France.

3. premio di CHF 500.- a “Blinder Passagier” by Maria Brendle, Switzerland.

I invite all of you to follow us again during next year’s 4th Ascona Film Festival.

Best wishes

Julian Martin

3rd Ascona Film Festival presents : “LE DÉBUT DE LA FIN de Jean François Vercasson”

“Le Début de la fin” de Jean-François Vercasson distingué par une mention spéciale au Festival del film Locarno

DEBUT_DE_LA_FIN_web-431c1-2e002

Le Jury Cinema e Gioventù de la section Pardi di domani, composé de Eva Baertschi Klein, Mattei Batruch, Giovanni Giovannoli, Nicolas Kick, Rachele Monti, Sebastiano Piattini, Tim Pivat, Marco Recenti, Justine Schaller, Shanice Tassias, Arthur Touchais et Lydia Weyrich, a décerné une mention spéciale au film de diplôme Bachelor de Jean-François Vercasson LE DÉBUT DE LA FIN, concourant dans la Compétition nationale des courts métrages Pardi di domani.

Produit en 2011 par le Département Cinéma/cinéma du réel de la Head-Genève, le film de Jean-François Vercasson nous plonge dans un récit labyrinthique et vertigineux. Quel que soit le fil de l’histoire que l’on suit, Elisa, Oscar et Arthur vont à leur perte. Au cœur de la nuit s’instaure un jeu de pouvoir et de séduction périlleux dont la femme est la grande ordonnatrice. Les polaroids qu’Elisa ne cesse de prendre sont l’expression de son plaisir à brouiller les cartes du jeu. Les étreintes n’ont pas la sensualité attendue… Jean-François Vercasson s’ingénie à renverser aussi bien les rôles que les images !

Palmarès du jury Cinema e Gioventù – Pardi di domani

Pour la compétition internationale
Meilleur court métrage :
 

OPOWIESCI Z CHLODNI (Frozen Stories) de Grzegorz Jaroszuk

Pour la compétition suisse
Meilleur court métrage :
 

L’AMBASSADEUR & MOI de Jan Czarlewski

Mention spéciale : 
LE DÉBUT DE LA FIN de Jean François Vercasson

L’ensemble du Palmarès sur
www.pardo.ch

3rd Ascona Film Festival presents : mentioned at the European Film Award “BUTTER LAMP / LA LAMPE AU BEURRE DE YAK France, China (15 min) Director: Hu Wei”

transform.php
Nominations:

European Short Film

BUTTER LAMP / LA LAMPE AU BEURRE DE YAK France, China (15 min)


Director: Hu Wei
Screenwriter: Hu Wei
Producer: Julien Féret, Yangxu Zhou
Director of Photography: Jean Legrand
Editor: Hu Wei
Sound Design: Hervé Guyadère
Main Cast: Genden Punstok

Synopsis

A young photographer and his assistant suggest to Tibetan nomads to photograph them. On diverse and more or less exotic backgrounds, families present themselves to the photographer. Through these shots, the photographer will weave unique links with each of the various villagers.

Director’s Statement

How long did it take to make your short? Was it difficult to get financing?

I wrote the scenario in one week and two months later we obtained the financial support of the French CNC and ARTE French television. But shooting was much more complicated because the crew was formed by French and Chinese technicians and with Tibetan actors. With such a team, shooting in China next to Tibet was extremely complex. The first two attempts to shoot the film failed and finally the third succeeded.

Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”?

To me, the two most essential concerns are the diversity and the liberty of expression which are most possibly at the heart of European cinema.

If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen?

Hmmm, it’s a pity that it is only for one night. I would love to organise a special screenings for children like my three-year-old daughter. Of course, they can shout and run in the theatre. Or maybe, four or five films for the night, is it a good idea for kids? So these films would be: PIPPI LONGSTOCKING, MARY POPPINS, THE WIZARD OF OZ, DONKEY SKIN, THE KING AND THE MOCKING BIRD…

What is your next project?

A particular film, strange and mysterious. I would leave you some suspense.

3rd Ascona Film Festival presents : “La Donna”, Nicolas Dolensky

‘La Donna’ presents a situation where a game appears like a perfect setting to mix elements of classical cinema, musical comedy, seduction and the past of the characters . There are 3 characters, the place could be a hotel. The night gets them together and a naive seduction starts to raise while playing a game about historical figures. Once the game starts the characters start to drink and loosen up, this results in less innocence and more seduction. In a short time this film explores different topics like differences and similarities of two countries: Argentina and Italy, and the dysfunctions of a marriage.

Cast

Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Erica Rivas Erica Rivas
La Donna
Nicolás Mateo Nicolás Mateo
Claudio Tolcachir Claudio Tolcachir

3rd Ascona Film Festival presents : “Io sono qui” , Mario Piredda 2009

 Io sono qui

Regia Mario Piredda, Anno 2009, Durata 20′
Soggetto e sceneggiatura Carola Maspes, Mario Piredda
Produzione Esecutiva ELENFANT FILM
Organizzatore Generale Michele Innocente
Direttore di produzione Fabio Battistin
Aiuto regia Adam Selo
Montaggio Walter Cavatoi
Musiche Stefano Pilia
Fotografia Fabrizio La Palombara
Scenografia Ilaria Boscia
Audio di presa diretta Ivan Olgiati
Responsabile distribuzione Adam Selo

Con
Enrico Sotgiu, Fabio Ferro, Federico Saba, Enrico Steri

Sinossi

Giovanni Asara decide di lasciare la Sardegna e gli amici di sempre per arruolarsi con l’esercito in Kosovo, dove sarà sconfitto da una dura malattia.

Festival/Premi

DAVID DI DONATELLO 2011 (Nomination)
STORIE DI EMIGRATI SARDI 2009 (Premio Sceneggiatura)
SARDINIA FILM FESTIVAL 2010 (Premio vetrina Sardegna)
PUNTO DI VISTA FILM FESTIVAL 2010 (Miglior Regia)
EST FILM FESTIVAL 2010 (Menzione Speciale della giuria)
JALARI IN CORTO 2010 (premio Miglior Regia)
NOVARA FILM FESTIVAL 2010 (Miglior cortometraggio)
242 SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2010 (Miglior Regia) (Premio Rai Trade)
II° VALBORMIDA FILM FESTIVAL (Miglior cortometraggio)
SARDINIAN SUSTAINIBILITY FILM FESTIVAL 2010 (Miglior cortometraggio)
 CORTO DORICO 2010 VII edizione sezione tema sociale (Miglior Cortometraggio)(Premio della Critica) (Premio del Pubblico)
FESTIVAL DI RUOLO CATANIA 2011 (Miglior Cortometraggio)
FESTIVAL DI CORTOMETRAGGI CERANO FILM 2011 (Terzo classificato)
FOGGIA FILM FESTIVAL 2011 (Miglior cortometraggio)
PARMA VIDEO FILMFESTIVAL 2011 (Menzione Speciale della Giuria)
CINE WAVE FESTIVAL (Premio Miglior Composizione)
SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011 (premio Insula(e))
QUADRA FILM FESTIVAL 2011 (miglior cortometraggio)
CORTI A PONTE 2011 (miglior cortometraggio)
FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA DI BRESCELLO 2011 (secondo classificato)
ALGIDUS FILM FESTIVAL 2011 (menzione speciale della giuria)
CINEMAVVENIRE VIDEO FESTIVAL 2011 (Menzione ai Migliori Contributi Tecnico-Artistici per la fotografia)
ISCHIA FILM FESTIVAL 2011 (Premio impegno sociale)
CORTOACQUARIO 2011 (Miglior Cortometraggio)
FESTIVAL EOLIE IN VIDEO 2011 (Miglior Cortometraggio) (Premio Golden Spike)
LAURA FILM FESTIVAL 2011 (Menzione speciale della giuria)
FESTIVAL BOTTEGHE D’AUTORE 2011 (Miglior Cortometraggio)
SHORTINI – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2011 (Miglior Cortometraggio Nazionale)
FILMAKER AL CHIOSTRO (Miglior Cortometraggio)
TROPEA FILM FESTIVAL (Miglior Attore Protagonista Enrico Sotgiu)
FESTIVAL DEL CORTOMETRAGGIO “Periferia dell’Impero” (Secondo Classificato)
FESTIVAL DEL CINEME INVISIBILE DI LECCE (Miglior Regia)
CONCORTO (Menzione Speciale della Giuria) (Premio del pubblico)
CORTO SU DI TE (Terzo Classificato)
L’ALTRO CORTO 2011 (Miglior Cortometraggio)
TRANI FILM FESTIVAL 2011 (Premio del pubblico)
MARGHERITA SHORT MOVIES FEST 2011 (Miglior Regia)
VILLANOVA IN CORTO 2011 (Premio Miglior Cortometraggio Ricezione Libera)
Ba.Co. FILM FESTIVAL 2011 (Menzione Speciale della Giuria per la Sceneggiatura)
FESTIVAL D’INCANTO. L’INCANTO 2011 (Miglior Attore Enrico Sotgiu)
ORTO VILLESE (Miglior Cortometraggio)
CORTOPOTERE (Premio del pubblico)
CORTOLANDRIA (Menzione Speciale della Giuria)
FESTIVAL DEL SANNIO (Menzione Speciale della Giuria)
FESTIVAL PONTINO DEL CORTOMETRAGGIO (Miglior Fotografia)
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU CINEMA MEDITERRANEEN DE MONTPELLIER (Francia) 2011 
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS DO RIO DE JANEIRO (Brasile) 2011
FESTIVAL DU CINEMA EUROPEEN 2012
MILANO FILM FESTIVAL 2011
GENOVA FILM FESTIVAL 2011
CUNEO FILM FESTIVAL  2010
GOLFO DEI POETI FILM FESTIVAL 2010
PASSAGGI D’AUTORE 2010
FIATI CORTI 2010
VISIONI FUORI RACCORDO 2010
FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA DI SALERNO 2010
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DE SETUBAL 2011 (Portogallo)
FESTA DO CINEMA ITALIANO 2011 (Portogallo)
K3 INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2011 (Austria)
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE CINE INDIPENDIENTE DE ELCHE 2011 (Spagna)
RIFF ROMA INDIPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2011
FESTIVAL DU FILM MEDITERRANEEN DE BREST 2011 (Francia)
DOKUFEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2011 (Kosovo)
LAMPEDUSA IN FESTIVAL 2011
INVENTA UN FILM – Lenola 2011
BOLZANO FILM FESTIVAL 2011