This was a very special screening of Dreaming Walls at the Tribeca Festivals, joined by many of the characters of our film, still living at the Chelsea, the directors and the filmteam.
Honoured to win the Interreligious Award at Visions du Réel. Below the jury statement:
A film that captures the kindness of its director, aside from her characters, who she cares about so much. From drawings made by each member of the family, the scenes reveal fragments of dreams confronted with the realities that the protagonists must face. Vida Dena uncovers with attention and tenderness the problems specific to exile: shaken identities, sometimes difficult integrations, but also those specific forces that make us dream and make life stronger than anything. Tense between past and future, life and dream, roots and identity, this original film features drawings that are integrated in an alluring and poetic animation.
Amélie van Elmbt and Maya Duverdier’s “Dreaming Walls,” about the Manhattan institution and its controversial renovation, world premiered in the Panorama section of the Berlinale in February. Magnolia plans to release the film in theaters and on-demand this summer.
Read more in Variety through this link.
Honoured to announce that our coproduction Young Plato wins the IFTA Award for Best Feature Documentary in Ireland.
Proud to present Dreaming Walls, film by Amélie van Elmbt & Maya Duverdier, in the Berlinale Panorama section.
The world sales are represented by Dogwoof.
Yesterday ARICA – A Toxic Waste Scandal received the Best Documentary Award at Nordische Filmtage in Lübeck, Germany!
The award was received by producer Andreas Rocksén.
🗽 BIG NEWS 🗽
Our co-production Young Plato will have its world premiere at DOC NYC! This new film by School Life directors Neasa Ni Chianain and Declan McGrath is ready to conquer hearts in the Big Apple.
Not in NY on 14 or 15/11? 👉 Follow the FB page and stay tuned for more updates on other screenings!
Great news to end a productive week!
Our project FUGA, for which Mary Jiménez Freeman-Morris & Bénédicte Liénard return to the Peruvian Amazon, received funding from screen.brussels
Congratulations to Anna Eborn and the whole team of Transnistra for winning the Audience Award at BBC Reel LongShots Festival!
Nominated by Eric Hynes, First Look Film Festival, MoMI New York
“It’s one of the reasons I love documentary. A filmmaker embedding herself with a talented group of collaborators in an area that allows me to come into a world I would normally have no access to. Expressing their lives in a way that’s truly accessible.
“Seeing [Tanya, the film’s main subject] navigate certain scenes and certain days, being filmed… I was just a human being watching something all women navigate: taking other people’s feelings in account without first taking your own into account. Seeing that on her face was really, really powerful.”
We are pleased to announce that our documentary in development Planeet B received support from the Netherlands film fund.
Pieter van Eecke’s documentary follows two brave teenagers who are fully committed to fighting climate change and saving all our futures. As they fight against the disappearance of their future, the world opens up for them.
Planeet B is a coproduction by Clin d’oeil films (BE) and BALDR film (NL)
Arica by Lars Edman and William Johansson Kalén was released last week and immediately made big news. It had an avant-premiere at Docville and is now playing in major cities in Flanders. At Docville, Arica received a special mention from the Docville jury in the Con-Science competition.
Even better news came when Per Bolund, the Swedish Minister of Environment, announced that Sweden is ready to assist cleaning up the toxic waste in Arica if Chile requests so. Well done!