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5th Ascona Film Festival’s Official Selection 2016 Unveiled

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N. Title Author Country Genre Duration
1 Mediation Francisco Lorite United States Noir/Humor 14.10
2 La Queue Yacine Sersal France Fiction 10.00
3 A splendid affair Laurent Ardoint &Stéphane Duprat France Comedy 9.20
4 Webseries:The webseries Marc Giacomi United States New media 4.45
5 Voluntario Javier Marco Rico Spain Fiction 4.00
6 By mutual agreement Remy Cayuela France Fiction/Comedy 12.00
7 Quelques secondes Nora El Hourch France Fiction/Drama 17.00
8 Sans Plomb Emmanuel Tenenbaum Canada-France-Netherlands Comedy/Thriller 7.00
9 Sinuaria Roberto Carta Italy Fiction 15.00
10 A`consommer avant… Nicolas Fogliarini France Drama 15.00
11 Madame & monsieur Eleonora Albrecht Italy Drama/Sentimental 9.05
12 Scrabble Cristian Susler Switzerland Short 11.25
13 Gender & numbers Inés Poggio Quero Ethiopia Documentary 6.00
14 Comic potential Ross Carey & Emmet O’Brien Ireland Short 14.39
15 No Matter who Anne-Claire Jaulin France Short/Drama 18.49
16 L’encenedor quantic Pau Escribano Spain Comedy/Fantasy 5.08
17 Stuck Aaron Kamp Australia Short/Drama 12.09
18 Easy reapparence Guillaume Levil France Short/Comedy 16.50
19 Poetry-Marina Tsvetaeva”I like…” Alexey Karpov Russian federation Short/Music Video 3.45
20 A day Jaebin HAN South Corea Fiction 25.00
21 E.T.E.R.N.I.T Nicolo` Galbiati e Giovanni Aloi France Fiction/Short 14.00
22 Colourful knots Polen Ly Cambodia Drama/Children/Family 6.59
23 Fucking Tøs-Damn girls Kira Richards Hansen Denmark Psycological/Teen movie 14.00
24 The Business Davide Labanti Italy Short/Drama 15.00
25 El pescador Alejandro Suarez Spain Science Fiction 20.00
26 Vainilla Juan Beiro Spain Fiction 10.00
27 The Tailor Antonio Losito Italy Drama/History 15.00
28 Bebé a tout prix Guillaume Cliquot France Comedy/Children 10.00
29 La grippe du panda Sammy Hosseny France Comedy/Romantic 8.00
30 Zero David Victori United States/Spain Science fiction/Drama 29.00
31 In memory Alastar Clayton United Kingdom Drama/Romance/Illness 12.30
32 He and She Marco Gadge Comedy Germany 15.00

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

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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/

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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.

Ascona Film Festival ospita il premio Western Union al miglior progetto d’aiuto allo sviluppo delle ONG della FOSIT

L’Ascona Film Festival ogni anno dedica uno spazio alle iniziative di solidarietà nazionale o internazionale. Per l’edizione 2015 siamo lieti di presentare :

 

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Nella Svizzera italiana vi sono numerose organizzazioni non governative (ONG) impegnate a sostenere progetti di cooperazione internazionale allo sviluppo in Africa, America Latina, Asia e nei Paesi dell’Est europeo, o attive nella sensibilizzazione e nell’informazione sulle problematiche del Sud del mondo.

I principi di giustizia sociale, equità, rispetto dei diritti umani e collaborazione reciproca, uniscono nell’ambito della FOSIT una sessantina di tali associazioni e fondazioni, senza scopo di lucro e riconosciute di pubblica utilità. 

Quest’anno la FOSIT invita le sue associate a presentare i loro progetti di aiuto allo sviluppo con mezzi multimediali durante l’Ascona Film Festival. La presentazione dei progetti al pubblico si svolgerà venerdì 27 febbraio 2015 alle 17,30 all’Hotel Ascona.

Il progetto più votato durante l’esposizione sarà premiato con cinquemila franchi svizzeri donati da Western Union: una sorta di `Prix du public´ destinato a sostenere le attività della ONG vincente.

 

 

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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