HIGHLIGHTS – NOVEMBER 2020 DOCUMENTARY Short & Feature Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS: BEST SHORT DOC FILM: AT NIGHT, I DREAM BEST FEATURE DOC FILM: HAND DRAWN LIFE BEST SOUND & MUSIC: HAMDA Theme of night: Leaving your legacy NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private. Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos: HAMDA, 13min., Hungary, Documentary AT… Continue reading HIGHLIGHTS – NOVEMBER 2020 DOCUMENTARY Short & Feature Film Festival

Director Biography – Tim Alberts (HOW HISTORY IS WRITTEN)

Tim Alberts has composed and produced music for various feature films, radio and television productions, as well as numerous documentary and short films. More recently, Tim has turned his attention to producing documentary films, such as the 2013 film, Waiting a Lifetime which he directed, edited and scored. In 2019, his film, Sisyphus Rides aired… Continue reading Director Biography – Tim Alberts (HOW HISTORY IS WRITTEN)

Short Film: HOW HISTORY IS WRITTEN, 53min., Canada, Documentary

An elderly woman recalls a pivotal experience in her youth when she secretly cared for Jewish children orphaned by WWII Nazis. After seventy years, Betty, accompanied by her granddaughter, is reunited with one of the survivors, now seventy six, who tells of her life since the horrific events of her childhood and of her fears… Continue reading Short Film: HOW HISTORY IS WRITTEN, 53min., Canada, Documentary

Director Biography – Francesca Poliseno (IN AN INSTANT)

My name is Francesca Poliseno and I am a freelance director/producer based out of Savannah, GA. My work focuses primarily on documentaries and experimental/art films. In recent years, I have started to experiment with virtual reality filmmaking as well. I use films as a way to connect with the world and people around me and… Continue reading Director Biography – Francesca Poliseno (IN AN INSTANT)

Director Biography – Isabela Falcão Vaz (SAUDADE)

Isabela Falcão vaz was born in 1984 in Porto, Portugal. She began her career as an Architect in Portugal and along this path she worked and lived in Belgium and Switzerland, where she currently lives. Cinema was always a silent presence that became a louder call.She interrupted her career in Architecture and attended a course… Continue reading Director Biography – Isabela Falcão Vaz (SAUDADE)

Short Film: SAUDADE, 8min., Switzerland, Documentary

This Short experimental Documentary will guide us along the feeling of “Saudade”, the Portuguese word that defines the longing for someone or something, in a profound state of melancholia.Through the testimony of Elias, a Syrian refugee in Berlin, we slowly touch the ropes of the feeling and are gently invited to float along the steps… Continue reading Short Film: SAUDADE, 8min., Switzerland, Documentary

Director Biography – Katherine McRae (WATER BABY)

Katherine started as an actress and theatre director before moving into directing for the screen. She worked full-time for production company South Pacific Pictures for seven years, directing Shortland Street, Nothing Trivial and Go Girls. In 2017 she directed episodes of Filthy Rich. Katherine’s NZ Film Commission funded short film Abandon Ship has screened at… Continue reading Director Biography – Katherine McRae (WATER BABY)

Short Film: WATER BABY, 9min., New Zealand, Documentary

William Trubridge and Sachiko Fukumoto are freediving royalty. William is an 18-time world record holder and current world freediving champion and his partner Sachiko is an actress and freediver. Unable to give birth in their favourite place, the ocean, the couple travel to William’s family home in New Zealand to prepare for a water birth.… Continue reading Short Film: WATER BABY, 9min., New Zealand, Documentary

Short Film: RESURRECTIONS OF THE LAST BLACK MAN, 9min., USA, Documentary

“Resurrection of The Last Black Man in 08:46” was written and directed by Terrence Spivey with photography and editing by Jennifer Hearn.A reaction to the George Floyd incident, this harrowing true story is about David Gregory in 1933, in small railroad town Kountze, Texas. The short film runs 8 minutes and 46 seconds as it… Continue reading Short Film: RESURRECTIONS OF THE LAST BLACK MAN, 9min., USA, Documentary