Palm Springs International ShortFest

  1. Imbued with mystery, soul-searching and sly humour, Atelier tells the story of a woman seeking peace and quiet at a modern studio utopia. Her stay is jarringly interrupted by a sound artist while mysterious sheep close in on the house.

    Written and directed by Elsa María Jakobsdóttir

    “For the second-ever Vimeo Staff Pick Award, we would like to honor a brave and mysterious film about isolation and the tension that arises when differing expectations clash. In a delicate play of genres, the short's use of stark locations and bold sound design results in an unsettling aura that beautifully lingers from frame to frame. The award goes to “Atelier” by Elsa Maria Jakobsdottir.” Ina Pira, Curator at Vimeo

    Her - Rosalinde Mynster
    Woman in basement - Anna Rothlin
    Driver - Oscar Töringe
    Woman on telephone - Marijana Jankovic

    Producer - Anna Malmkjær Willumsen
    Editor - Mark Bukdahl
    Sound Designer - Toke Gelardi Rønsholdt
    Cinematographer - Annika Aschberg
    2nd unit D.P. - Agapi Triantafillidis
    Camera Assistant - Mads Hoppe
    Gaffer - Niels Dose
    Production Designer - Josefine Else Larsen
    Prop master - Emma Vickery
    Costumes & Make up - Ellen Loftsdottir
    Graphic Design - Ómar Hauksson
    Colourist - Norman Nisbet

    Featuring music by Hildur Guðnadóttir, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto
    Original music by Johan Carøe

    The film was shot at Kuben on Furillen in Gotland, Sweden in October 2016. The project was supported by Mikael Blomqvist, Johan Hellström and Film på Gotland.
    Atelier is a graduation film from The National Film School of Denmark.

    Edda Award for Best Icelandic Short Film 2018. The Icelandic Film and TV Academy.
    Angers Student Award at 30th Angers Premiers Plans, Angers, France 2018.
    Student award for Best Directing and Best Sound Design at 31st Amandus Internasjonale Studentfilmfestival, Lillehammer, 2018.
    Best Icelandic Short Film at Reykjavík International Film Festival, Iceland 2017.
    Special mention for Studen Short Film at Aspen Shortsfest 2018.
    Vimeo Staff Pick Award at Aspen Shortfest 2018.

    52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Czech Republic.
    Selected by the European Film Promotion for Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers to Follow.
    Angers Premiers Plans, France
    27th Aspen Shortsfest, USA
    The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund, Norway. Next Nordic Generation.
    30th Helsinki International Film Festival - Love and Anarchy, Finland
    Northern Wave Film Festival, Iceland
    Super8000 Film Festival Århus, Denmark
    Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival, Norway
    28th Stockholm International Film Festival
    47th Alcine Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
    Black Canvas Festival de Cine Contemporaneo, Mexico
    Minimalen Short Film Festival, Throndheim, Norway
    Aswan International Women Film Festival, Egypt
    North Atlantic Film Days, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Reykjavík International Film Festival
    Amandus Internasjonale Studentfilmfestival, Lillehammer



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  2. Directed by Darius Clark Monroe and executive produced by Spike Lee, this documentary short tells the story of what happened when a group of college athletes decided to protest a long-standing racial injustice.

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    Death Metal Grandma follows the story of 96 year old Holocaust survivor, former WW2 spy and famous songwriter Inge Ginsberg as she decides to pursue a new career: Death Metal.

    Featuring: Inge Ginsberg, Pedro daSilva and Lucia Caruso

    Directed and Edited by : Leah Galant
    Produced by: Clifford Miu, Elizabeth Pauker, Sean Weiner, Christine Wexler and Linhan Zhang
    Director of Photography: Kervin Marsielle
    Editors: Leah Galant and Stephanie Khoury
    Executive Producer: Kathleen Lingo
    Supervising Producer: Linsday Crouse
    Supervising Editor: Andrew Blackwell

    Funded through the generous support of Helen Gurley Brown's Glassbreaker Films.
    Made at Jacob Burns Film Center with the Creative Culture Program.
    With support from Bering Pictures

    SXSW 2018

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  4. In coastal Colombia, a mother teaches her daughter how to swim so that she may go to the mangroves and harvest the piangua shellfish with the other women in the village.

    Produced by Jungles in Paris and Conservation International. 'Dulce' first appeared online on Special thanks to Kathleen Lingo, Lindsay Crouse, and Andrew Blackwell of New York Times Op-Docs.

    Sundance 2019
    Toronto International Film Festival 2018
    IDFA 2018
    Palms Springs ShortFest 2018 - WINNER, Best Documentary
    DOC NYC 2018
    Camden International Film Festival 2018
    Hamptons International Film Festival 2018
    AFI Fest 2018

    Directed by Guille Isa & Angello Faccini
    Produced by Darrell Hartman, Oliver Hartman & Annie Bush
    Executive Producers: Lee Pace, Anastasia Khoo & Margarita Mora
    Cinematography: Angello Faccini
    Editing: Roberto Benavides
    Sound Mix & Design: Calvin Pia / One Thousand Birds
    Sound Recording: Yesid Ricardo Vasquez Rubiano, ADSC
    Color: Sofie Borup / Company3

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