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Farid Ahmad

Farid Ahmad is a nonfiction film writer-director from Bangladesh.  He also worked as a program producer for televisions for more than 10 years. His films are mainly focused on freedom and human rights. His latest film 'Antara' received 'Short Documentary Showcase Excellence Film Award' at the Tokyo Docs-2020. His academic background is in Media Studies and communication. In addition, he teaches nonfiction film making. He

Waiting for winter – by Farid Ahmad

Each summer in Bangladesh, the largest delta of the world, floods increase and are devastating. Sahana and her children took shelter at the Jamuna river embankment. When winter arrives, water comes down and an island emerges. Sahana serves there as cheap labor, caught in a modern slavery system. She fights before summer comes back. Written by : Farid Ahmad. Language : Bengali Production : Noyakar productions

Onde Fica Esta Rua – by João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra da Mata

An impressionist and personal portrait of Lisbon. A jazz improvisation based on a score written in 1963. Guided by Paulo Rocha's gaze and the film "Os Verdes Anos", we will look again at the places in his film, which have now naturally been transformed. Written by : João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra da Mata Language : Portuguese Production : Terratreme Filmes (Portugal), House

Rhapsody – by Pascal Tessaud

1988, Paris suburbs. Stéphane and Mehdi flee from the street rules of their projects by living out their passion: skateboarding. Stéphane has a new best friend, Paul who comes from the wealthy neighbourhoods of the city. They are, nonetheless, going to form an outsider tribe to escape from seclusion of these separated worlds. Director: Pascal Tessaud Written by: Pascal Tessaud Language: French Production: Da Prod (France) House on

Dayao swims against the flow – by Zhang Tao

Every morning, Dayao, a young Chinese peasant, leaves his native countryside to work in the nearby big city. His pregnant wife dreams of a more confortable urban life. When he miraculously escapes from a construction site accident, he withdraws into silence and takes refuge in the nature. There, his extraordinary gift will reveal itself. Director: Zhang Tao Written by: Zhang Tao, Jérémie Dubois Language: Chinese Production: House

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

Entrelacs – by Nicolas Sarkissian

Quebec, Laurentides. Paul, a young French man, rents a lakeside cabin to Lisa, a woman in her 40s. He's not a regular tourist. Lisa is his biological mother and he's here to reconnect. Struck by this strong woman dealing with the loss of her husband, Paul makes up a false identity to win her and her two children over. Lisa hires him and Paul moves

Pascal Tessaud

Pascal Tessaud Pascal Tessaud was born and grew up in the suburb of Paris. Coming from a working class family, he obtained a Baccalaureate specialized in fine arts before completing a master degree in Cinema at Nanterre-Paris X University. He studied Italian cinema at the Universtà Ca’Foscari Di Venezia and then specialized in documentary cinema at the IECA of Nancy. He directed four short-movies: Night

Wi Ding Ho

Wi Ding Ho Wi Ding Ho, born and raised in Malaysia, attended the film school at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. His latest feature film Cities of Last Things world premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and won its Platform Prize; it also won many awards such as Grand Jury Prize at Beaune International Thriller Film Festival and travels close to twenty film festivals.

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

Omar Shargawi

Omar Shargawi is a self-taught director and independent photographer. He was born in Copenhagen from a Danish mother and a Palestinian father. His first feature film, GO WITH PEACE JAMIL (2008), was rewarded by many international festivals. It received the VPRO Tiger Award at Rotterdam, the Church Award, the FIPRESCI prize at Göteborg, and the best director prize in Transylvania. MY FATHER FROM HAIFA (2009)

Zhang Tao

Zhang Tao ZHANG Tao is a Chinese director (People's Republic of China), screenwriter and actor. Born in the Shandong Province, the birthplace of Confucius, ZHANG Tao is the son of peasants. He first studied law while working as a civil servant. He quitted his career to depict, through cinema, modern China and its evolutions. He joined the prestigious Central Academy of Dramatic Art of Beijing,

A Gentle Night – by Qiu Yang

In a nameless Chinese city, a mother with her daughter missing, refuses to go gentle into that good night. Director : Qiu Yang Written by : Qiu Yang Length : 15 min Language : Wu Chinese Original title : Xiao cheng er yue Cast : LI Shuxian Producers : Yanling Education (China) – QIU Yang, LI Yi Co-producers : A Wild Grass Films (China) –

Last Laugh – by Zhang Tao

In a Shandong village, an old peasant woman falls. Immediately, her children  take advantage of it to declare her disabled, in order to sign up her in a nursing home. Waiting for a bed to be released, the old mother is brought to each of her children's home, no one willing to keep her. This chaotic journey keeps going on whilst both her health and her family ties

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