Yearly Archives: 2019


Beauregard – by Pascal Tessaud

Kylian (14 y/o), lives in the Beauregard estate in La Celle Saint Cloud. Passionate about skateboarding with his best friend Mehdi, they have created a T-shirt brand called Beauregard. One day, while both are skating at La Défense, they meet Paul, a young person their age who lives in the more residential part of their town. Paul comes from a different background and represents for

Dayao swims against the flow – by Zhang Tao

Dayao, a rather immature young man, lives on his mother's farm but works in the city, just like his pregnant wife Tiantian. He enjoys living close to nature. She wants to buy a flat in the city: her child will not suffer from poverty as they do. After an accident at his construction site, Dayao is severely injured. He can't speak anymore, his brain is

Whether the weather is fine – by Carlos Francisco Manatad

November 2013, the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan has destroyed Tacloban city. Miguel, 23 years old, wakes up in the middle of a devastated landscape. Most of the buildings are wiped out. Everywhere, dead bodies lie among the ruins. While he is looking for his mother, Miguel comes across his friend, Andrea. She informs him about another incoming typhoon and offers him to leave the town with

Carlos Francisco Manatad

Carlos Francisco Manatad Born in Tacloban City, Carlo Francisco Manatad is an alumnus of the Asian Film Academy, Berlinale Talent Campus, and Docnet Campus Project. His short film, Junilyn Has was screened in Festival del film Locarno, Clermont Ferrand, and has since travelled the festival circuit. His other short film, Sandra has premiered at Fribourg International Film Festival last March and has won several awards

Nicolas Sarkissian

Nicolas Sarkissian Born in 1971 near Grenoble, Nicolas Sarkissian studied literature and film in Lyon, Nantes and Paris. He worked as an editor on over thirty short films including Les Bigornaux by Alice Vial (César Award for Best Short in 2018), numerous documentaries for Arte and Canal Plus as well as several feature films such as Ils (2006), Eden Log (2007), Djinns (2010), La Traque

Johnny Ma

Johnny Ma    Born as Ma Nan in Shanghai, China, Johnny first immigrated to Toronto at the age of ten. Johnny graduated from the film program at Columbia University and was a fellow at the Sundance Institute Screenwriting and Directing Lab in 2014. In 2012, Johnny moved back to China to make his thesis film A GRAND CANAL, which premiered at the TorontoInternational Film Festival.

Un Prince à la Caserne – by João Pedro Rodrigues

2069, an erotic yet fateful year for Alfredo, uncrowned king of Portugal. On his deathbed, an old popular song brings him remote memories : trees, the smell of a burnt pine forest, and this moment when, then prince, the desire of becoming a firefighter, to release his country from the curse of the flames, gave birth to another burning desire : the one for Alfonso.

To live to sing – Johnny Ma

MARIA is 28, restless, wants to have every man and proud of speaking five languages. She flies to Taipei, lives on small jobs but what she wants more than anything is to finish her novel. Seven books under way, and none of them completed. She meets OLIVIER, a young expat. He is slow-moving, shy and can speak fifteen languages. As he welcomes her, she becomes calmer.

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