OFFICIAL SECTION 2021

The Official Section of the Navarra International Film Festival 2021.

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DARE YOURSELF

Iratxe Aranguren and Luis Azanza

(2020) 66 'SPAIN  

Tania, Judit, Eneko, Alizia and Karlos, all of them from Navarra, from rural areas, of different ages, feelings and ways of understanding life. These are his simple, particular and luminous stories.

Iratxe Aranguren and Luis Azanza

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Directors

Iratxe is a camera director / operator, and in the last two years she has made short documentaries such as Ana , A necessity, an effort.  o Young Entrepreneurs , events such as Multiprisma , Feminist Drifts , Cantamañanas.

 

Luis produces and makes videos and documentaries from the initial idea to the final delivery. Create and manage human teams to carry out the projects that require it. Use the Fire brand.

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MELLEM STEN OG ET HÅRDT STED
Between Rock and a Hard Place

Mads koudal

(2019) 14 'DANISH - DENMARK   

A woman's lifelong relationship with her disabled daughter changes forever when she receives an unwanted letter.

Mads koudal

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He has written, edited and directed music videos and short comedy pieces for television ("TV2 Zulu" and "Comedy Central", among others). In 2016 he was nominated for Music Video Director of the Year at CPH PIX. In addition to directing, Mads works primarily as an actor and, recently, as a hospital clown in public hospitals in Denmark.

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WELCOME TO SPAIN

Juan Antonio Moreno

(2021) 92 'SPANISH - SPAIN    ​

Torreblanca is the last neighborhood in Seville. There, next to the highway, is the old Maravilla brothel, which has just closed to be converted into a reception center for refugees.

Juan Antonio Moreno

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Member of the European Film Academy and the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain. Reina Sofía Prize for Social Communication and the Excellence Prize awarded by the Carlos III University,  from Madrid. Has produced Walls  and Our Life as Refugee Children in Europe , both films received the Goya Award for Best Documentary Short Film.

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WET LETTERS

(2020) 81 'ARAB - SPAIN

Thousands of people have crossed the Mediterranean these years trying to reach Europe. Cartas Mojadas tells, through a mysterious voice from the bottom of the sea, the most tragic epic in our contemporary history.

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Director

Spanish documentary filmmaker who works from Madrid and Paris. He has produced and directed more than 25 documentaries for television, being his first feature film Letters Wet. His works always deal with social issues, especially migration and women issues.

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CHRONICLE OF A STORM

Mariana barassi

(2021) 5 'SPANISH - SPAIN  

Antonio, the director of an important newspaper, must choose his successor: Maca, a woman who is committed to cooperation between the members of the company and not to verticality at work, will compete against the other deputy editor, Vargas, a manipulative journalist who is knows them all.

Mariana barassi

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Degree in Audiovisual Design from the National University of Buenos Aires. Specialist in film writing and development, he has worked for several Ibero-American production companies and institutions in the last twenty years. She is also a programmer and cultural manager.

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IO SONO IL SOLE

Ilaria Gambarelli

(2019) 82 'ITALIAN - SPAIN   

Lorenzo Riva (80) is a fashion designer and cannot sit idly by. On the one hand, consider the world of hypocritical Italian fashion. But on the other hand, you can't live without it. Luigi Valietti (65) has been her romantic partner and professional collaborator for 35 years. Only three years ago, due to an aneurysm, a leg was amputated. Suddenly you are less superficial and more aware of the little things in life.

Ilaria Gambarelli

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Director

Director, Screenwriter and Producer. He obtained the title of Script and Direction at the Genoa School of Cinematographic Art and subsequently at the Center d'Estudis Cinematografics de Catalunya. She also has a degree in Arab and Muslim Studies at the University of Seville. In 2013 he created the production company Aretusa Films.

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ICELAND: THE PERFECT HAVEN

Borja Lezaun

(2021) 62 'SPANISH -  ISALAND

Can fate take you to the island where you always wanted to be shipwrecked? To do this, he decides to start as a group guide. Start with Iceland. After starting it up and starting with good prospects, the arrival of the global pandemic makes him stop short, being trapped in a deserted Iceland of tourists. In this situation, take the opportunity to explore it and discover unusual, remote and hardly known places.

Borja Lezaun

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Writer and editor of television programs in Navarra Televisión (Tiramillas, NTQP, Alone or accompanied ... etc). Make advertising and industrial videos. He works as a cameraman, editor and director for other film and documentary projects.

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MONDO DOMINO

Suki 

(2021) 6 'WITHOUT DIALOGUES - FRANCE

With a deafening clatter of chainsaws, lumberjacks hum happily as they cut down trees to use as decorations for a fashion show. A contemporary cartoon satire, in the form of a burlesque action musical tragicomedy, leads us into a delirious whirlwind of chain reactions as chaotic as they are grotesque ...

Grégory Sukiennik

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He makes short films combining his cinematographic vision and his taste for drawing. He co-founded Utopi with Stéphane Debureau and Jean-Philippe Gréau. An artistic cooperative with which he directed and produced  The Eal, the Weasel and the Vulture .

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NAVAZANDEH

Mohsen Mehri

(2020) 19 'FARSI - IRAN

Mahmoud is a very, very short man, one meter tall, who wants to play a two meter instrument like a double bass. A young musician crosses his path ...

Mohsen Mehri

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Iranian director selected in various countries such as Gracia, Japan, Italy or the USA.

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PIGS

Pablo Sanchez

(2016) 6 'SPANISH - SPAIN

PIGS tells the story of a brief but very evocative encounter between a man who decided to end his life and a group of people who are at the beginning of their new journeys. The darkest moment coexists with the joy and celebration of life for a very short period of time, enough to alter the destiny of those involved.

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Director. He made the short film during the FILMING IN BARCELONA WITH ABBAS KIAROSTAMI workshop.

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REPLACED

Giuseppe Badalamenti

(2020) 8 'SPANISH - GUATEMALA

After months of confinement in an elevator and reconnecting with the most valuable thing in his life that he had already put aside, Sergio, after meditating for a long time alone, manages to get out of confinement.

Giuseppe Badalamenti

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Established in Central America specializing in narrative cinema and experimental formats, his most obvious area of work is video clips and advertising where he has been awarded two Cannes creativity lions and a Clio award.

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REWILD

Nicholas China - Ernst Zacharevic

(2019) 4 'NO DIALOGUES - INDONESIA

A piece from the Splash and Burn activist art campaign following forest restoration at the frontiers of the Leuser ecosystem and revealing a rewind symbol carved into a palm oil plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Nicholas Chin and Ernst Zacharevic

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Directors

Nicolas Chines is a filmmaker and director who travels the world shooting video clips and advertisements in the strangest locations, from the center of an active volcano to landscapes in Siberia at -40º C.

Ernest Zacharevic is an artist who incorporates the concepts of culture and community in his artistic performances. His main interest is in the relationship between art and the urban landscape, with ideas that often evolve as part of a spontaneous response to the immediate environment.

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Steal a night

Fernando Vera

(2018) 15 'SPANISH - SPAIN

Ana is good at locks, and Teo is looking forward to someone coming into her house. How two strangers get together one night, how to dance from the ground.

Fernando Vera

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Audiovisual producer with more than 15 years of experience in management and production teams. Trained at the Bigas Luna Film Workshop, the New York Film Academy and different courses in scriptwriting, directing and production. 

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GROOVES

Julio Mazarico

(2021) 76 'SPANISH - SPAIN

"Surcos" looks at the elderly and how they have experienced the arrival of the Coronavirus. Shot with a non-professional artistic team, it is made up of five episodes that are loosely inspired by five films that in some way deal with the subject of older people and their problems: Cocoon, A True Story, The Son of the Bride, Nebraska and Grandma. .

Julio Mazarico

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He has written and directed more than 20 short films, including Buttons , Volver a nacer  and Infiltrados , selected and awarded in national and international festivals. He has co-written the documentary feature El viaje de Unai , by Andoni Canela.

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DER ENGEL DER GESCHICHTE

Eric esser

(2020) 11 'GERMAN -  GERMANY

A border in Europe. A painting by Paul Klee. A poem by Walter Benjamin. A film about yesterday and today, and how difficult it is to recognize one after the other.

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Eric Esser made his first short film in 2003. After finishing his studies in media informatics (specializing in “media studies”), he worked for the WZB Center for Social Research in Berlin. In 2005 he began his studies at the Filmarche Berlin, an autonomous film school where he specialized in directing and making documentaries. He is currently a member of the Filmarche Council of Elders and participates in the AG DOK, a working group for the making of documentaries.

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THE WINTER

Xin Li

(2020) 15 'NO DIALOGUES - AUSTRALIA

Created with frame-by-frame oil paint, Winter depicts a story between a peasant and a mysterious deer in a snowy forest. After searching and chasing this beautiful deer, the peasant finally remains at peace when he saw the mountain.

Xin Li

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Xin specializes in the traditional stop-motion animation method of painting on glass. Through this technique, he explores quiet and often intimate moments in life through abstract narratives.

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YOU ARE ME, AND I AM YOU

Melissa kirkendall

(2020) 14 'SPANISH - UNITED STATES

At a young age in the wake of the devastating loss of her own baby during childbirth and having seen her friends suffer similarly, Carmen Cumba decided to learn the ancient Pakarina ritual to prevent more mothers and children from dying unnecessarily during childbirth. .

Melissa kirkendall

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Director

He began working in film in a variety of television and film productions for networks such as ABC, NBC, LIFETIME, as well as for many independent production companies. It was nominated for a Spirit Award and was sold for profit to Amazon Studios in November 2019. It is now airing on Amazon Prime after a successful theatrical release. In April of this year, she was accepted into the Producers Guild of America as a theatrical producer.

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VILAS AND ITS DOUBLES

German Roda

(2021) 66 'SPANISH - AUSTRALIA

Hand in hand with a writer, Manuel Vilas, and two actors, José Sacristán and Pepe Viyuela, we relive the most important moments of our lives. Literature, movies, our parents, death, art, and love. A journey through memory in constant struggle against oblivion.

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Diploma in Communication Sciences and Superior Technician in Audiovisuals and Shows. He has directed, written and edited documentary films.  Vilas and his doubles  is his eighth feature film as a director, after his award-winning documentary Marcelino, the best clown in the world  (2020).

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YALLA (Out of Competition)

Carlo D´Ursi

(2020) 10 'SPANISH - AUSTRALIA

Mufid, a 14-year-old boy, plays soccer with his friends. He misses a shot and makes the ball disappear over a hill. He doesn't want to go looking for her, but he knows he will. When he enters the area, watched by a military drone, he discovers that Amina has caught his ball. Mufid tries to get it back.

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Producer of feature films, short films, documentaries and trans-media, with which he has been selected in some of the most prestigious festivals in the world such as Cannes or Venice. Vice-president of Ama (Madrid Audiovisual Association), elected member of the production commission of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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SO I AM-HALAKOA NAIZ  (Out of competition)

Youth House "La Kolasa" Gazte Etxea

(2021) 10 'SPANISH - SPAIN

This project arises from the experience of a group of adolescents participating in a sexual education program developed at the Casa de la Juventud de Tafalla "La Kolasa" Gazte Etxea, in the field of leisure and free time, called non-formal education, the result of which Finally, it was the production of a short film to participate in the annual contest of the Gozamenez Youth and Sexuality Community Intervention Program.

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D´ARTACAN AND THE THREE MOSQUEPERROS (Out of competition)

Toni Garcia

(2021) 'SPANISH - SPAIN

D'Artacán, an impetuous and innocent boy who goes to Paris to fulfill his dream of becoming a Mosquedog. There he will meet a faithful friend, the mouse Pom; will join the famous muskedogs.

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Creative director of Apolo Films, an animation film production company based in Pamplona and Madrid. He is touring the world through the most important festivals with the film, which will be released in theaters on August 20.