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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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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Interview with “Last Act of a Dying Horse” director Imogen McCluskey

Synopsis: After a string of rejections a young girl explores her sexual desires, vulnerabilities, surreal dreams, and yearnings to be anywhere else. Director’s bio: Imogen McCluskey is a writer and filmmaker based in Sydney. A current student of Australian Film Television and Radio School, her work explores the intimate and sometimes absurd reality of individual…

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Interview with “Strings” director Pedro Solís García

Synopsis:  ‘Strings’ is a short film written and directed by Pedro Solís García. ‘Strings’ was the 2014 winner of the the Goya ® award for ‘the Best Spanish short film animation’. Director’s bio: PEDRO SOLÍS (Barcelona, SPAIN, 10/15/1968) comes from the video game world, in which he has developed different tasks. He has worked from…

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Interview with “Journey Birds” director Daphna Awadish

Synopsis: While abroad, I spoke with many immigrants who discussed their experiences and feelings about moving to a different country. Their stories were unique, but they all contained longings for their homeland intertwined with curiosity and delight in their new home. The movie relates a visual and cinematic commentary, in which people appear as a…

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Interview with “DESIGN THINKING” director Aida Argüelles 

Synopsis: Design Thinking is an explanation in stop motion language of a proven and repeatable problem-solving protocol that any business or profession can employ to achieve extraordinary results Director’s biography: Aida Argüelles (Bilbao 1975) started her professional career in audiovisual theater developing all kind of theatrical formats for a decade (storytelling “B-Sides”, monologues “Yo digo!”,…

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