Monthly Archives: December 2020

Director Biography – Sihan Cui (FLUSHING)

Sihan Cui is a documentary photographer who lives and works in New York City. She was born in Taiyuan, an industrial city located in northern China, in 1996. She majored in photojournalism at university. She graduated from the MFA program … Continue reading

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Short Film: FLUSHING, 7min., USA, Documentary

Flushing is a special place for me. This is the first stop for many Chinese immigrants to set foot in New York, and it is also a circle that many Chinese living in the United States cannot escape. Here, people … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Cara Bowen (FEEDING LEWISHAM)

Cara Bowen is a producer and director, known for Jo Brand’s Cats & Kittens (2017), Dom on the Spot (2016) and The Undateables (2012). Director Statement Cara Bowen, a freelance documentarian and television producer, oversaw the small project. She said: … Continue reading

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Short Film: FEEDING LEWISHAM, 12min., UK, Documentary

This is a short film using film talent laid of during Covid, with no work I produced a short inspiring film to show and record how one community organised without state or Government support to help thousands get through the … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Santiago Bessai (PLANTED IN 2020)

Santiago Bessai is a Canadian filmmaker and documentarian. His films dwell on the affectation of people in the age of the Anthropocene. Growing up in Toronto and Montreal, he journeyed to the UK to study Ethnographic and Documentary film. His … Continue reading

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Short Film: PLANTED IN 2020, 18min., Canada, Documentary

Despite a workforce in quarantine, Canada planted almost 700 million trees in 2020 – the most ever. With future forests under threat, a young woman journeys into the Canadian bush to endure a grueling and unconventional season of tree planting. … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Katherine Sweetman (HIGH FLYING JADE)

Katherine is a director with an MFA in Cinematic Arts from the University of Southern California and an alum of the Emmys/Television Academy program. Sweetman is an artist and media technologist with work distributed in major film festivals; broadcast on … Continue reading

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Short Film: HIGH FLYING JADE, 21min., USA, Documentary

Walking the line between mindfulness and adrenaline rush, an American, bipolar, aerialist tries to reconcile her suicidal inclinations, her past life as an air traffic controller and the pressures of training for opening night at the Vietnamese circus. High Flying … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Jayden Soroka (THE PROVIDER)

Jayden SorokaProducer / Director / Animator Jayden Soroka started life on the Canadian prairies but feels most at home with the people and in the wilds of the Yukon. An alumnus of the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity and … Continue reading

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Short Film: THE PROVIDER, 9min., Canada, Documentary

“The Provider” brings to life the experience of a man’s first hunt at the age of thirty three, eighteen years later than tradition holds, an event that would define his place in his community and open his eyes to where … Continue reading

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