Contrasting artistic visions, misplaced confidence and blatant ignorance collide on the backdrop of an increasingly fragile and divided world. In August 2018, seven months before the UK is due to leave the EU, two stubborn Scottish filmmakers struggle to make a short film together in the Austrian Alps. Can they find common ground, or will they have to go their separate ways?
This story is framed about family links. Using the images recorded on a cruise ship made by his parents, the author invokes a dystopian society where the problems of collective coexistence are solved by an algorithm and where the prohibition of abortion is compensated by a law that allows parents to prosecute their children if, at the age of 30, they have not fulfilled the expectations placed on them.
A movie about self-determination and responsibilities, about prejudices, the Arabic parallel society in Germany, about trust and fears – and a strong love. Maria's and Salim's relationship is determined by a delicate balance. They live in Berlin; Maria works as a belly dancer; Salim's origins are in Syria and thus in a society which perceives belly dancing as dishonourable. While he waits for her, at night, in his car, Maria dances in the clubs for other men.
Filmmaker and sometime film critic, best known for the feature-length essay films “Beyond Clueless” and “Fear Itself”, as well as the award-winning short film “Fish Story”. His work has shown at Sundance, SXSW and Rotterdam, while his latest film Lasting Marks won the award for Best Short Film at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival.
BAFTA Scotland Award winning documentary filmmaker whose short films have been selected for various film festivals including internationally and won a selection of awards. Duncan has been commissioned to make work for Channel 4, STV, BBC Scotland, BBC Radio 4, TED Talks, Adobe and more.
The work of the union of both brothers includes the feature film EUROPE IN 8 BITS, which has been internationally recognized at the most important documentary film festivals and has been shown on television in more than 15 countries and its three most awarded short films: "The Lift", "On the Border" and "El Olivo Amarillo" that have also toured the globe through film festivals. They are currently working on their first feature film "Devil Dog Road" and their second documentary feature "The Mystery of the Pink Flamingos" that will be shot in 2019.
Born in Amsterdam. He studied History and Art History at the University of Amsterdam. After that he worked for several Dutch broadcasters (NTR, VPRO, VARA) as a director and researcher. In 2009 he won the IDFA Mediafondsprijs Documentaire.
Born in Seville, 1984, he has a degree in Fine Arts, with studies in social and cultural anthropology, as well as in directing and screenwriting. Lives and works in Barcelona. In 2017 he was awarded the Artium-Getxoarte acquisition prize and the first prize at the XXXIII La Rioja Young Art Exhibition. Some of his works are in the collections of the Universitat de Barcelona, the Fundació Banc Sabadell and the ARTIUM Collection. Since 2016 he has been an artist-in-residence at the Hangar production centre and in mid 2018 in La Escocesa. He is the driving force and co-founder of FASE, a space for creation and emerging thought.
BAFTA Scotland award-winning animation filmmaker based in Edinburgh, who focuses on creating dexterous, hand-crafted animation using a variety of materials, celebrating the vibrancy and physicality of the medium.
Born in 1995 from a Syrian Kurdish family. She studied and graduated from Arabic Music institute in Aleppo. After war in Syria Yara had to flee to Turkey, where she was active as a journalist, Filmmaker and started debating with Munathars initiative. In summer 2014 Yara moved to berlin and started after a while studying Directing in Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf.