1. SEMÁFORO (Stoplight)


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    "Under the three lights of a Colombian stoplight a beautiful circus act becomes a terrifying freak show" "Bajo las tres luces de un semáforo colombiano, un acto circense se convierte en un terrible show de fenómenos" Idea & Animation by: Simón Wilches-Castro // Music composed by: Anna Drubich See the recording session here ( http://tinyurl.com/chowbeh ) Grand Prize Winner Adobe Achievement Awards 2013 Best Animation Adobe Achievement Awards 2013 Melbourne International Animation Festival South American Showcase Award 2014 Honorable Mention Blackrock animation film festival 2013 Annie Award Nomination for Best Student Film 2014 Regional Finalist Student Academy Awards 2013 Jury Selection 17th Japan media Arts Festival 2013 Official Selection Ottawa International Animation Festival 2013 Official Selection Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2013 Official Selection Hiroshima International Animation Festival Stars of Students 2014 Official Selection Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Films 2014 Official Selection Animation Block Party 2013 Official Selection AnimaMundi Panorama 2013 Official Selection TAAFI - Toronto Animation Arts Festival International 2014 Official Selection Animpact Best of Best 2014 Official Selection Anibar International Animation Festival 2013 Official Selection File +Anima 2013 Official Selection Cutout Fest 2013 Official Selection Tacoma Film Festival 2013 Official Selection Kuandu International Film Festival 2013 Official Selection Cyprus Animafest: Views of the World. Official Selection RabbitFest 2013 Official Selection Chilemonos 2013 Official Selection Walthamstow International Film Festival Full Programme 2013 Official Selection Adobe First Frame 2013 Flux Screening series at the Hammer 2013 Official selection 12th International Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy (ISFVF) 22nd Annual Berkeley Video and Film Festival 2013. Official Selection Primanima 2013 Official Selection Cinetoro 2013 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Due to the ongoing war in the Colombian jungles, many people is forced to flee their rural territories and find refugee in capital cities. Their only mean of acquiring money is to put on shows under the city stoplights. Some dress like clowns or do acrobatics, others spit fire or juggle; and some show the only thing they have left: deformities and amputations in exchange for some sympathy and change. This is the life of the people who live under a stoplight and the people who watch them. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Debido a la continua guerra en las selvas colombianas, mucha gente ha sido forzada a abandonar sus territorios rurales y hallar refugio en las capitales. Su único medio para obtener dinero es montar shows bajo los semáforos de la ciudad. Algunos se visten de payasos o hacen acrobacias, otros escupen fuego o hacen malabares; y otros muestran lo único que les queda: sus deformidades y amputaciones a cambio de simpatía y alguna monedas. Esta es la vida de la gente que vive bajo el semáforo y la gente que los mira. Painted frame by frame in Photoshop. http://www.simonwilches.com

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    • THE LAST PLIGHT (Short Documentary. EN)


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      www.Facebook.com/TheLastPlight www.TheLastPlight.com Take a rare glimpse into the lives of the Assyrians and Yezidis after the ISIS attacks in Iraq. "The Last Plight" is a documentary about the humanitarian crisis in Iraq after the horrific terrorists attacks of the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) on Iraq's 2nd largest city Mosul and the Nineveh Plains. Their latest attacks on June 10th 2014 forced more than 600,000 Assyrian Christians, Yazidis and other Iraqi minorities to seek refuge in the Northern region of Iraq. The historical geopolitical conflict between the different players in Iraq let Iraq's minorities pay the biggest price. The film explores the causes and solutions to this mass exodus. ++++++++++++++++++++++++ It was shot in Iraq in Sept 2014 Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Sargon Saadi (www.SargonSaadi.com) Executive Producer: Sargon Rouel Associate Producer: Suzan Younan Cast: Yacoob Yaco, Mikhael Benjamin Original Music by: Stefano Maccarelli (www.StefanoMaccarelli.com) Vocal Performer: Clara Sorace (www.ClaraSorace.wordpress.com) Credit Roll Song: Nfal Farosho (The Knight Has Fallen) Singer: Izla Isa Lyrics: Shabo Bahe +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Camera: Canon C100 Lenses: Canon 16-35mm f/2.8, Canon 70-200mm IS f/2.8, Canon 50mm f/1.4

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      • Ctrl.Alt.Shift Film Competition Winner: 1000 Voices


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        Ctrl.Alt.Shift is a movement for a new generation fighting social and global injustice. These films were made by members of the community to raise awareness of issues they care about. Writer and Director: Tim Travers Hawkins Mentor: Chris Harding (Shynola) Music: Jesca Hoop Voice of Bureaucrat: Adam Buxton A verbose and politically correct bureaucrat gives a lecture to a group of teenagers on the merits of the UK's efficient and humane asylum system, whilst meanwhile, in the same building, detainees, imprisoned indefinitely in different 'Removal Centres' across the UK, leave messages in vain on an abandoned telephone answering machine in the ministry basement. Their messages detail the horror of the life that they have escaped due to conflict. Check out the Ctrl.Alt.Shift website here: www.ctrlaltshift.co.uk

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        • HIAS: For the Refugee


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          There are places where being who you are is a punishable offense. Find out why HIAS has been helping refugees for 130 years.

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          • Tuvalu - Islands on the frontline of Climate Change


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            With photography by Robin Hammond and produced by Panos Pictures, this multimedia piece looks at the island nation of Tuvalu, as the Tuvaluan people become some of the first environmental refugees, a direct result of man-made climate change. In December this year a treaty to replace the Kyoto protocol will be drawn up at the climate change conference in Copenhagen. At a preliminary summit in March, scientists presented new information that revised previous estimates of future sea level rise. The new figures suggest that by the end of the century the oceans could be one metre or more above their current levels. Coastal regions will be flooded and low-lying nations such as the tiny South Pacific country of Tuvalu could be submerged. The impact of rising seas and the increase in extreme weather events can already be seen in Tuvalu. It is one of 22 Pacific island nations with 7 million inhabitants between them that contribute only 0.06% of global greenhouse gas emissions but are three times more vulnerable to climate change than countries in the North. At the primary school in Funafuti, children are taught about climate change from the age of six. They are also learning what it means to emigrate, because this could be the last generation of children to grow up in Tuvalu. Its people are already in flight. More than 4,000 live in New Zealand, and the Tuvaluan government is planning the migration of the remaining 10,000. Please credit Panos Pictures To see more of Panos Pictures work go to www.panos.co.uk

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            • Against All Hope


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              http://www.artandjustice.org facebook.com/artandjustice twitter.com/artandjustice Against All Hope is a short documentary about Karen refugees and internally displaced people in Burma. Flim by: Art and Justice League Directed & Produced by: Anthony Lee Camera Operator & Sound: Ben Drake Camera Operator & Interviewer: Maria Martinez Director of Photography: Kara Orendorf Sound & Assistant Editor: Matt Raj Camera Operator: Jonah Pyhala Assistant Camera Crew: Ted Davis, Brent Manke Music by: Andrea Ball, Neah Lee, Moby Photos by: KHRG (Karen Human Right Group) Links: http://www.khrg.org/ http://www.globalrefuge.org/ http://www.myspace.com/ballandrea http://www.neahleemusic.com/

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              • NOT IN OUR NAME


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                'NOT IN OUR NAME' is a short documentary montage of the March In March in Melbourne, Australia on the 16th of March 2014. Three days of peaceful assemblies, non-partisan citizens’ marches and rallies at Federal Parliament and around Australia to protest against government decisions that are against the common good of our nation. This signifies a 'people’s vote of no confidence' in government policies and decisions that go against common principles of humanity, decency, fairness, social justice and equity, democratic governance, responsible global citizenship and conserving our natural heritage. CREDITS Cinematographer | Editor - João Dujon Pereira Production Company - Optical Alkemi https://www.facebook.com/OpticalAlkemi http://www.opticalalkemi.com/ Music - JACOO - A World of Peace feat The Great Dictator Speech by Charlie Chaplin https://soundcloud.com/jacoo http://jacoomusic.com/ Statistics from Sally McManus at www.sallymcmanus.net

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                • I Am Nasrine - BAFTA Nominated Feature Film, currently on theatrical release & premiered here on VOD


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                  I Am Nasrine: A film about love, finding oneself and the eternal search for home. Events throw Nasrine’s world into turmoil as circumstances beyond her control change her life forever. In this coming-of-age story we meet a young woman who is doing her best to understand herself, deal with the consequences of the politics around her and find a better world. For more information visit www.iamnasrine.com or watch on VOD: http://vimeo.com/ondemand/iamnasrine

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                  • HD: Dublin's Trap: another side of the Greek crisis


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                    Through the story of an Afghan asylum seeker who won a historic victory at the European Court of Human Rights, this film shines a new light on the consequences of migration policies in the crisis-affected country of Greece. "Dublin's Trap" gives an equal voice to politicians, intellectuals, activists, immigrants, and extremists. This approach highlights how austerity measures, combined with an unprecedented influx of immigrants, foster racial tensions, increased nationalism, and a humanitarian crisis at Europe's external borders. Further aggravating the situation is an uneven EU repatriation mechanism known as Dublin II. Directed by Bryan Carter & Sean Carter Research Supervisor: Angeliki Katsoulaki Written and narrated by Bryan Carter Director of photography: Sean Carter Sound: John-Patrick Goffin Editing: Youri Van Cutsem & Sean Carter

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                    • Sun Come Up (trailer)


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                      Sun Come Up is an ACADEMY AWARD® nominated film that shows the human face of climate change. The film follows the relocation of the Carteret Islanders, a community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean, and now, some of the world’s first environmental refugees. When climate change threatens their survival, the islanders face a painful decision. They must leave their ancestral land in search of a new place to call home. Sun Come Up follows a group of young islanders as they search for land and build relationships in war-torn Bougainville, 50 miles across the open ocean. Sun Come Up provokes discussion about climate change, displacement, and the rights of vulnerable communities around the globe. www.SunComeUp.com

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