Experimental

Green Screen Gringo

Green Screen Gringo

Green Screen Gringo / Tela Verde Gringo 2016 Making-of and outtakes / o Making of e cenas extras: https://vimeo.com/263961038 www.instagram.com/douwe_dijkstra www.facebook.com/douwedijkstrafilmmaker douwedijkstra.nl/projects/green-screen-gringo someshorts.com/film/greenscreengringo Behind a green screen, a foreigner finds his way in an enchanting - and yet turbulent - Brazil. Where the streets are a stage for politics, art and affection, a gringo can only watch. The result is a mixtape-portrait of modern day Brazil seen through the eyes of the visitor. Atrás de uma tela verde, o estrangeiro percorre os labirintos de um turbulento - porém encantador - Brasil. Quando as ruas são palcos de política, arte e afetos, cabe a um gringo apenas observar. Distributed by / Distribuído por: SomeShorts Contact / Contato: Wouter Jansen - info@someshorts.com Directed, filmed and edited by / Dirigido filmado e editado por: Douwe Dijkstra Audio mix and sounddesign / Design de som e mixagem: Rob Peters Title design / Design de título: Bas Koopmans & Nuno Beijinho Color grading / Gradação de cores: Wieger Steenhuis Music / Música: Pedrowl, Lia Clark, Stefanini and O Terno Made with the support of / Realizado com o apoio de: IMPAKT Festival Utrecht, São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound and the Government of São Paulo Awards / Prêmios: Prix in Labo Competition – Clermont Ferrand Int Short Film Festival 2017 Bill Douglas award for international short film – Glasgow Short Film Festival 2017 Best Documentary – Vilnius Int Short Film Festival 2017 Best Sound Design and Music – Pleinbioscoop Rotterdam 2017 Best Glocal Propose Award - Seoul Int New Media Festival 2017 Special Jury Prize - Concorto Short Film Festival 2017 Best Experimental Short Film - Bolton Film Festival 2017 Best Contemporary Experimental Short - Sapporo Int Short Film Festival 2017 Green S.O.S. Award - Kaohsiung Film Festival 2017 Third Prize in European Competition – Alcine Festival Int de Cine 2017 Mathieu Hoche Prize for Best Documentary - Festival Int du Film d'Aubagne 2018 Lichtstadt Award - Cellu l’art Short Film Festival 2018 Grand Jury Prize Best Experimental Short - Nashville Film Festival 2018 Special Mention for Best Experimental Film - Lago Film Fest 2017 Special Jury Mention - Timishort Film Festival 2017 Festivals / Festivais: http://someshorts.com/film/greenscreengringo
The Green and Pleasant Land

The Green and Pleasant Land

13:32 / HD Video / 2017 Synopsis: Taking as its subject different perceptions of the British landscape, this short animated film is a roaming exploration of national identity and collective history set in a post-Brexit environment. Using a 3D model of the United Kingdom, a variety of visual scenarios – poignant, nostalgic and absurd – are enacted using a ‘live’ animation technique. These scenes draw directly on user comments found below the line of videos and online newspaper articles concerning the English and British countryside.   What emerges is a meditation on the British landscape – both as an imaginary vision and as a new world digitally constructed. The Green and Pleasant Land is a site where opinion, memory, history and highly charged emotion are given form, and are opened up for discussion and critique.  This film was commissioned by Arebyte gallery and developed through a residency with support from Arts Council England. It was exhibited as part of Arebyte’s 2017 programme. Screenings: 2019 Vitrine gallery, UK 2019 Werkleitz Centre for Media Art, Germany 2019 DOK Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany 2018, New UK Shorts, Sheffield Doc Fest, UK (World Premiere) 2018, International Programme, DOK Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, DE 2018, Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam, NL 2018, Artist Film Programme, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, UK 2018, Bolton International Film Festival, UK Reviews: 2019, 'Max Colson satirises post-Brexit UK in a 3D-modelled animation', It's Nice That https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/max-colson-the-green-and-pleasant-land-digital-art-160419 2018, ‘DOK Leipzig: When Animation Meets Nature’, Berliner Film Festivals, https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=&sl=de&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fberliner-filmfestivals.de%2F2018%2F11%2Fbff-on-the-road-festivalbericht-von-der-61-dok-leipzig%2F2&sandbox=1 2017, ‘Crude Golden Age: A Comment on The Green and Pleasant Land by Max Colson’, Digicult (written by Filippo Lorenzin), http://digicult.it/news/crude-golden-age-comment-green-pleasant-land-max-colson/ Biography: Born and based in London, Max Colson works predominantly with digital media and film. His work explores the intersection between architecture and landscape and considers their relationship to hidden socio-political discourses such as those relating to class, national identity, and urbanism. Recent screenings of work include: Vitrine (London, 2019); Werkleitz Centre for Media Art (Halle, 2019); the Royal Academy (London, 2019); DOK Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (Leipzig, 2018+2019); Sheffield Doc Fest (Sheffield, 2018); SPACE (London, 2018). He has had UK solo exhibitions in London at the Royal Institute of British Architects (London, 2015) and Arebyte (London, 2017). His short films have been the recipient of awards such as the Tenderpixel Gallery’s Tenderflix Artist Video Prize (UK, 2017) and a finalist of the Lumen Prize (UK, 2019). He was selected to participate in Film London’s FLAMIN Fellowship 2019/20 programme and for the SPACE Art and Technology Residency 2017/18. He teaches on the MA Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins and is a graduate of London College of Communication’s MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (2013).
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Flora - trailer

Flora - trailer

Experimental piece about gender and sexuality, the awkwardness of division Animated film ‘꽃’ (Flora) officially selected for 61st INTERNATIONAL LEIPZIG FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATED FILM OCTOBER 29, 2018

 48th ALCINE- FESTIVAL DE CINE DE ALCALÁ DE HENARES / COMUNIDAD DE MADRID NOVEMBER 9, 2018

 11th ANIMASIVO - COMTEMPORARY ANIMATION FESTIVAL OF MEXICO CITY 
NOVEMBER 28, 2018

 *NOMINATED: BEST EXPERIMENTAL*
8th EINDHOVEN FILM FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 29, 2018

 36th FESTIVAL TOUS COURTS DECEMBER 4, 2018

 3rd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER 29, 2018

 8th PINK LIFE QUEERFEST 
JANUARY 24, 2019

 5th FICME - MERIDA FILM FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 7, 2019

 40th BRUSSELS INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 10, 2019 

4th MEDELLIN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL - FESTMEDALLO FEBRUARY 14, 2019 14th ATHENS ANIMFEST MARCH 12, 2019

 12th GLASGOW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL MARCH 13, 2019 

BFI FLARE: LONDON LGBTQ+ FILM FESTIVAL MARCH 21, 2019 

4th GLAS ANIMATION FESTIVAL MARCH 21, 2019

 11th FICAM - FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE CINEMA D’ANIMATION DE MEKNES 
MARCH 22, 2019

 32nd SEMANA DE CINE DE MEDINA DEL CAMPO 
APRIL 1, 2019

 10th CHALON TOUT COURT FESTIVAL APRIL 4, 2019

 2nd SWINDON INDEPENDANT FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 15, 2019

 *BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT*
1st FILMART FESTIVAL MADRID APRIL 26, 2019

 5th IBRIDA FESTIVAL DELLE ARTI INTERMEDIALI APRIL 26, 2019
 32rd EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL APRIL 24th, 2019 
10th LEIDEN INT'L SHORT FILM EXPERIENCE MAY 9, 2019 14th XPOSED INTERNATIONAL QUEER FILM FESTIVAL MAY 9, 2019 

7th SHORTS@FRINGE - AZORES FRINGE FESTIVAL MAY 24, 2019

 16th VIS VIENNA SHORTS - INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR SHORT FILM, ANIMATION & MUSIC VIDEO MAY 28, 2019

 7th ALTAN KHALIS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL 
JUNE 4, 2019

 1st NORTHEAST MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL JUNE 14, 2019 5th MONTEVIDEO WORLD FILM FESTIVAL JULY 11, 2019
 *BEST ARTWORK* 5th INNUENDO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL JULY 26, 2019

 10th BANGALORE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL AUGUST 1, 2019 
4th REGINA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL AUGUST 13, 2019 11th LVIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - WIZ-ART AUGUST 19, 2019 14th LINOLEUM INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION & MEDIA ART FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA 2019 - INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR CYBERARTS SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 16th QUEER CITY CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 15th INDIE-ANIFEST, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 3rd SUPERNOVA DIGITAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL SEPTEMEBER 21, 2019

 8th WASTELAND FILM FESTIVAL SEPTEMEBER 26, 2019 3rd BOLTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OCTOBER 1, 2019 5th MINIKINO FILM WEEK OCTOBER 5, 2019 17th VIDEOQUEER - LGBTQ SHORT MOVIE COMPETITION OCTOBER 15, 2019 14th PORNFILMFESTIVAL BERLIN OCTOBER 22, 2019

 3rd REANIMA - BERGEN INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 14, 2019 GRAND OFF WORLD INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM AWARDS NOVEMBER 28, 2019 EVENT SCREENINGS Animated film ‘꽃’ (Flora) officially screened for ‘FEMENIST INVASION’- queer short film night at the Academy of Arts in Munich, Germany JUNE 11, 2019 ‘PREVIOUSLY ON XPOSED!’ - extra screening of XPOSED film festival in Freiluftkino Kreuzberg, Germany JULY 25, 2019 10TH DOUNE THE RABBIT HOLE FESTIVAL, Glasgow Short Film Festival presents Shifting Ground(15) - Yurt Cinema in Scottish summer music festival, UK JULY 19-21, 2019