Josua Hotz, “Nirin” director: it’s like seeing yourself in a mirror

Born on July 6th 1986 in Madagascar and Swiss by adoption, Josua Hotz has lived in Neuchâtel since 1995 where he went to school. Fascinated by video and new technologies, he has studied at ERACOM (School of Arts and Communication, Lausanne). In 2010, he started film studies at ECAL in Lausanne, graduating with honors in…

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Interview with “The Ravens” director Jennifer Perrott

Synopsis of the film: When young Ruby’s father returns unexpectedly from war, his volatile state makes it difficult for the family to reconnect. Ruby’s anxieties are projected onto a pair of ravens, vigilantly defending their nearby nest, who become a catalyst for the troubled family’s journey from crisis to healing. Director’s bio: Jennifer is an…

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Cyril Roc: “It is above all for me to relate a fable that is sincere, dramatic and full of surprises”

(it may contain spoilers) Passionate about Polanski and Fincher, the French director Cyril Roc is constantly searching for tension and thrill for his stories. Besides his personal film projects, mainly fictions, he writes a lot of scripts for clips and commercials. His short film A punishment (Une punition, 2016) tells a story about a student who…

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3 Days of Filmer Forge Workshops

3 Days of Filmer Forge Workshops On the second day of our workshops, we received a lecture by Rastko Ciric from Serbia about graphic and visual codes of comic strips. For anyone into graphics, design and illustration this was a useful summary of how to code meaning into a comic strip. In a simple yet…

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IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival – Day Three

Can you believe it, we are already on the fourth day of the 14th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival! So let’s see what happened yesterday, on the third day of the festival. We started the day at 10 o’clock with a lecture by Rastko Ciric, who is a Serbian multimedia artist and educator.…

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Short Film screenings on 26.06.17.

The Day Three international film block screenings presented films exploring a number of different themes and styles. There was a pleasant mixture of animation, fiction and documentary. First was an animation, Deep Waters, directed by Sarah Van Den Boom, that dipped into the lives of three different characters, each with a common secret and an…

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On Focus Program on 26.06.17.

A sky full of stars lit up the second night of “On Focus”, but the stars shining even more brightly were those of the guests attending the big screening in the Gardens. After a music set offered by DJ Funkusion, the second screening dedicated to the “European Film Awards” started at midnight. The first two…

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Interview with “Rabbit blood” director -Yagmur Altan

Yagmur Altan is a 3D artist, born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey and currently working as a principal designer at AOL, Inc in NYC, focusing on digital production on face and facial feature tracking. He wrote and directed his first animated short film Rabbit Blood during his MFA 3D Animation degree at SVA, shown in…

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Short Film screenings on 25.06.17.

The first part of Day Two started with films about love. Six films were shown, each presenting love in a different way. Love of yourself, love of animals, love of sports and love of someone else. The film that received the biggest applause was Beautiful. It told the story of Veronica, a young girl. She…

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IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival – Day Two

First Filmer Forge, a couple of fiction movies and documentaries, discussions and a party on top of it: that was the second day of the IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival. The programme started at 10am with a traditional Filmer Forge workshop led by industry professionals. The first one of them was focused on…

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