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The Blacksmith

The closed, rich and worldwide unknown culture of Ukraine is explored, revealing its essence of strength and resistance. In a typical old village located in Kiew, Sergii, a Ukrainian blacksmith, presents through his work a philosophical and spiritual view of life and his country. This film is showing a contrast between authentic peaceful life and tragic reality of war.



Ivan Andrianov: Director
Nina Gudme: Director
Andrianova Tetiana: Producer
Sergii Syvak: Key Cast


Film Type: Documentary, Short, Student
Genres: Drama, Social
Runtime: 30 minutes
Completion Date: February 18, 2017
Country of Origin: Germany
Country of Filming: Ukraine
Film Language: Ukrainian
Shooting Format: Digital
Film Color: Color


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Stella Erratica

Alone on a desolate planet. Or is he?

This experimental lo-fi sci-fi, shot on super 8 film, charts a voyage through space to another world. Although the monsters may lie much closer to home…
Props from the film were also used by David Bowie’s production team for his penultimate music video, ‘Blackstar’.
The film was painstakingly edited by hand, using optical effects to create an authentic, vintage style.



Ben Barton: Director
Michael Slade: Key Cast
K.B. Gibson: Key Cast


Film Type: Experimental, Short
Genres: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Experimental, Short
Runtime: 9 minutes 25 seconds
Completion Date: January 30, 2017
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Country of Filming: United Kingdom
Film Language: English
Shooting Format: Super 8


Director Statement:
“I was so lucky that production of this film coincided with David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’. When his team contacted us about hiring the spacesuit we had reserved for the production, we were happy to help him out. In return, he funded our little film. I was delighted. Of course, at the time we didn’t know it would be his final project before he died. So it’s bittersweet, in a way. But I’m happy to be connected with that amazing legacy.”


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After a long journey through space, the last two believers are about to reach their destination. Ananda, the space archaeologist, hopes to prove that Earth is not a myth and that all mankind did originate from the same tiny blue planet – but mostly he wants to prove his colleagues and his father wrong and to make the biggest discovery in history. Yamaka, the outcaste rabbi, is searching for something subtler. He believes that Jerusalem is not just a mystical idea, but an actual place, where he might find the feeling of holiness missing in his life. Together they followed the clues and arrived at their destination, but instead of a living planet and a holy city, they find only the fragments of what once was…



Yoni Salmon: Director
Alon Rothem: Writer
the thousandth crane productions, Alon Rothem: Producer


Film Type: Animation
Runtime: 12 minutes 25 seconds
Completion Date: January 11, 2017
Country of Origin: Israel
Country of Filming: Israel
Film Language: Hebrew
Shooting Format: 2D Animation
Film Color: Color


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A young wanderer seeks the wisdom of the gods. “Hellsaga” is a Swedish Viking saga based on the Poetic Edda, a tale of magic and myth.



Viking Almquist: Director
Viking Almquist: Writer
Viking Almquist: Key Cast
Alva Markelius: Key Cast
Paula Ternström: Key Cast
Ola Höök: Key Cast


Film Type: Short
Genres: fantasy, Viking, historical, adventure
Runtime: 12 minutes 18 seconds
Completion Date: May 30, 2017
Country of Origin: Sweden
Country of Filming: Sweden
Film Language: Swedish
Film Color: Color


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