Minimalen presents, in cooperation with Midtnorsk Filmsenter
SHORT FILMS ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS
SHORT DOCUMENTARIES: SCREENING
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 a selection of recent films, all nominated for European Film Awards (EFA).
Kortdok.: Filmvisning (Total: 79 min.) Short Docs: Screening WATCH | SE NÅ
CHE 2019 | Doc. | 18 min.
Director: Lasse Linder
ALL CATS ARE GREY IN THE DARK
Christian bor sammen med sine to katter Marmelade og Katjuscha. Siden han lengter etter å bli far, bestemmer han seg for å befrukte sin elskede katt Marmelade med en utsøkt hannkatt fra utlandet.
Christian lives with his two cats Marmelade and Katjuscha. As he yearns to become a father, he decides to fertilize his beloved cat Marmelade by an exquisite tomcat from abroad.
Script: Lasse Linder | Camera: Robin Angst | Editing: Michèle Flury
Production: Hochschule Luzern - Edith Flückiger
BRA, ESP 2019 | Ani. Doc. | 12 min.
Director: Camila Kater
Rå, medium rå, medium, medium stekt, godt stekt. Gjennom nære og personlige historier deler fem kvinner opplevelser i forhold til kroppen, fra barndom til alderdom.
Rare, medium rare, medium, medium well and well done. Through intimate and personal stories, five women share their experiences in relation to the body, from childhood to old age.
AUT 2020 | Doc. | 15 min.
Director: Christoph Schwarz
THE BEST CITY IS NO CITY AT ALL
(Die Beste Stadt Ist Keine Stadt)
Flere perspektiver på Wiens største byvekstområde, som deler en sentimental kritikk av vekst og en romantisk avvisning av fremgang mens vi står overfor en overhengende økologisk kollaps - hvilket virker mer troverdig for oss enn noen lykkelig slutt.
Multiple perspectives on Vienna's largest urban expansion area, sharing a sentimental criticism of growth and a romantic refusal to progress while facing imminent ecological collapse - which seems more credible to us than any happy ending.
Script, Camera, Editing: Christoph Schwarz
Production: Christoph Schwarz
RUS 2020 | Doc. | 20 min.
Director: Alex Evstigneev
THE GOLDEN BUTTONS (Золотые Пуговицы)
I 2016 opprettet Russlands president Vladimir Putin nasjonalgardene, hvis juridiske oppgave er å sikre offentlig orden og bekjempe terrorisme og ekstremisme. En film satt sammen av fragmenter av setninger, observasjoner og ansikter.
In 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin created the national guards, whose legal task is to ensure public order, the fight against terrorism and extremism. A film created from fragments of phrases, observations and faces.
Script: Alex Evstigneev | Camera: Liza Popova | Editing: Sasha Gusarova
Production: Alex Kozmenko
Kortdok: Seminar | Short Docs: Talk (Total: 90 min.)
Fredag | Friday 13:30
SHORT DOCS: 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 and 2020, fourteen filmmakers from our region took part in the project, attending workshops with experts like Eloise King (Vice), Lindsay Poulton (The Guardian), Lindsay Crouse (NYT Op-Docs) and Sarah Mosses (Together Films). They also pitched at Trondheim Documentary Festival and met with festival programmers and distributors.
In this talk, which is an extension of the program, we will meet commissioning editor Jonas Brenna from Aftenposten and several filmmakers who will share their experiences of launching their film digitally. What are the advantages and drawbacks and which possibilities exist when it comes to distributing short films on digital platforms? The talk is led by Line Halvorsen from Midtnorsk Filmsenter.
The project is supported by Kulturrådet and produced by Midtnorsk Filmsenter in cooperation with Minimalen, Cinemateket Trondheim and Trondheim Documentary Festival.