Short Film Pitch: CLOSURE, Director Mariana França de Lima

Clausura doc posterUnfortunately, the depression is still seen with some taboo and prejudice in our society. The documentary “Clausura” (Closure) has as main proposal: to be able to break such stigmas. Bringing the public closer to the theme, through art, where artists from the city of São Paulo describe how to live with the disease and how it interferes on the their creative processes.

Director Biography

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29 years old, São Bernardo Campo, São Paulo, Brazil. Actress, graduated in Performing Arts from the Methodist University of São Paulo and postgraduate in Culture Management from the Senac University Center of São Paulo. He works at the Os Satyros Theater Company and has participated in several Short Films for Cinema. The documentary Clausura is her first experience as a film director.

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Short Film Pitch: ABIGAIL, Director Soner Sert

Abigail  posterAnna is a woman in her late twenties. She emigrated Turkey from Russia. She is earning her life by nursing housebound patients. After an unexpected development, Anna decided to change her job and things will be harder for her.

Director Biography

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He graduated from the T.C. Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts Cinema and Television Department. He has been continuing his graduate education in T.C. Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Fine Arts Film Design Master Program since 2013. His short films screened in near two thousand film festivals including 26th Palm Springs International Film Festival and 26th Mediawave International Film Festival. The films that he directed were awarded many times in different festivals including the 26th İstanbul International Short Film Festival.

Short Film Pitch: BIRDS, Director Giorgi Tkemaladze

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grandmother always replies to Luka’ s curious guestions, one answer forces the child to catch birds, which will help him to see his mother. All days the boy spends on the roof with a trap, trying to catch a huge number of birds. grandmother react calmly to his desire, she only remarks that birds have mothers and they miss them too. later a group of older boys takes away his trap and only after that realizes the little boy these words. the conflict with the boys finishes after Luka s attempt to get his birds back. this incident changes a lot of thing for the little dreamer, he doesno’ t want to achieve his aim by usign other creatures and releases the birds.

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Short Film Pitch: THE GIRL AND THE MASK, Director Maria S Segura

Ac0294ddf0 posterOur Society is on the merge of collapsing and now the American Government has unified with other countries to take complete control of Humanity to prevent the end of days.

Director Biography

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First time Filmmaker. Combining my Art, Art Photography, Writing and whatever resources I have to tell stories and create film of all genres.

Director Statement

I have always had a vision to combine my work into film. While participating in the Assistant Directors Program at the Reno Little Theater, one of the opportunities given was to direct a play which would showcase at the end of the year.

I decided on Directing one of my own works, “The Girl and the Mask,” which had been sitting in the Document file of my Mac computer.

At first, my plan for this Short Film was to incorporate a half live stage and half film. I was on a deadline and realized this vision would be impossible.

In the end, I decided a Short Film was the way to go but I faced some obstacles. For one, I have never created a Short Film before. I didn’t know how to use Camera equipment, edit and let alone how to put it all together so the film would make sense.

I was faced with a dilemma.

Then one night, I looked at my smartphone. That’s when I decided I would shoot my Short Film using my smartphone.

I uploaded an application for Video and saved all my Photos and Video on Google photos to prevent my phone from crashing. But, I also needed other equipment so I made my own boom mic. I used one of my mops with a plastic handle, drilled some holes and ran the mic cable through the hollow handle. I tested it and it worked!

I was set. I had my Cast, my smartphone, my boom mic, costumes, locations for filming and my Mac Computer for editing.

For music, I incorporated two piano pieces I had composed 6 months before and three short songs I wrote while staying for a Teaching/Artist-in-Residence at Saint Mary’s Art Center in Virginia City, NV.

I scheduled an appointment at a local Recording Studio and recorded music for “The Girl and the Mask.”

My Short Film was coming to life and one night…I was done. ” The Girl and the Mask,” An Experimental Artistic Sci-Fi Short Film was complete.

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  • The Girl and the Mask – PDF, Screenplay

Short Film Pitch: LIKE STARTING OVER, Director Rick Brandt

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The story of former Pro Wrestler Aaron Reese who is forced to retire from fighting after a serious injury and moves back to his home town as a single dad and a school teacher and now the fight for life really begins its a story of love and faith.

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