Minimalen presents, in cooperation with Midtnorsk Filmsenter
SHORT DOCUMENTARIES: BEST OF
The short documentary is an increasingly popular format, both in the festival scene and digitally. The format has a lot of opportunities for exploration, and more room for innovative and artistic choices, which will often lead to unusual, provocative and marvelous short documentaries. Through world-renowned digital platforms filmmakers can reach a large audience worldwide. Here we present what we find to be some of the best short documentary films internationally from recent years.
Kortdok.: Filmvisning (Total: 79 min.) Short Docs: Best of Fredag | Friday 10:00 [Nova 3] Søndag | Sunday 19:00 [Cinemateket]
USA 2018 | Doc. | 17 min.
Directors: Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan
Intime glimt fra en spesiell dag i livet til en gjeng avgangselever fra Florida Everglades: skoleballet er over, fremtiden er usikker og den uimotståelige dragningen mot stranden får vennene til å kjøre 100 kilometer for å slappe av, vise seg frem og boltre seg i sjøen.
Intimate glimpses of one very special day in the lives of high-school seniors from an industrial corner of the Florida Everglades: prom's over, the future is uncertain, and the irresistible pull of the beach makes the long-time friends drive 60 miles to chill, pose and revel in the waves.
Camera: Patrick Bresnan, Joaquin del Paso | Editing: Ivete Lucas
Production: Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan
Contact: Some Shorts - Wouter Jansen,
GBR 2019 | Doc. Exp. | 16 min.
Director: Ben Young
Anthony Godby Johnson var en mirakelgutt fra New York City på 1990-tallet: en gutt som slapp unna mange år med forferdelige overgrep bare for å oppdage at han var døende av aids. En gutt som skrev sin egen selvbiografi. En gutt som fikk venner og fans over hele verden - og som ikke eksisterte.
Anthony Godby Johnson was an early 1990s New York City miracle: a boy who escaped years of horrific abuse only to discover that he was dying of AIDS. A boy who authored his own autobiography. A boy who earned friends and fans worldwide — and who did not exist.
Script: Ben Young | Camera: Junaid Iqbal | Editor: Theo Watson
Production, Contact: Ben Young, e: firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN 2017 | Doc. | 6 min.
Director: Martin Bureau
Hvert år den 12.juli tenner protestanter i Nord-Irland store bål som en del av feiringen av slaget ved Boyne i 1690. For protestantene er det en form for identitetsbekreftelse, mens katolikkene tar det som arroganse og forsøk på ydmykelse.
Huge bonfires are lit by Protestants in Northern Ireland on July 12 each year, as a part of the celebrations of the 1690 Battle of the Boyne. To the Protestants, the bonfires are symbols of identity and affirmation; to the Catholics, they mean arrogance and humiliation.
Script: Martin Bureau | Camera: Martin Bureau, Émile Bureau | Editing: Martin Bureau, Émile Bureau | Music: Èrick d'Orion.
Kortdok: Panelsamtale | Short Docs: Panel Talk (Total: 90 min.)
Fredag | Friday 12:00 [Nova 3]
Åpen for alle. Open to the public.
SHORT DOCUMENTARIES: PANEL TALK
Minimalen is a partner in Midtnorsk Filmsenter’s project Short documentaries on international digital platforms, aimed at professional directors and producers in Trøndelag. Throughout 2019 nine filmmakers from the region took part in the project where they had workshops with experts like Eloise King (Vice), Adam Gee (Little Dot Studios/Red Bull) and Sarah Mosses (Together Films), pitched at Trondheim Documentary Festival and met with festival programmers and distributors at IDFA in Amsterdam, and the second round is just launching. Several of the films made by last years participants are now screened at Minimalen and other festivals around Europe. In this talk we will meet some of the participants who will share their experiences, from creative processes in development and production to working with festivals and digital platforms. The talk is led by Line Halvorsen from Midtnorsk Filmsenter.
Short documentaries on international digital platforms is supported my Kulturrådet and produced by Midtnorsk Filmsenter in cooperation with Minimalen Short Film Festival, Cinemateket Trondheim and Trondheim Documentary Festival.