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Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche

Amid this extraordinary and arduous adventure that lasted almost five years, this feature documentary is at the same time an intimate portrait of a Brazilian artist Saint Clair Cemin and a precise reflection of the sculptor’s making of the marble boat Psyche. From the embryonic stages of development in his studio in Brooklyn, NY, to its actualization in the Sculpture Garden in Cleveland, Ohio. The filming took place between New York, Beijing, Zurich, and Amazonia, Brazil.

Release Date: 2020

Awards won:
  • Winner Best Experimental Documentary - New York Film Award 2020
  • Winner Best Experimental Film - ARFF Amsterdam 2020
  • Winner Best Experimental Film - Montreal Independent Film Festival 2020
  • Winner Best Documentary Feature - Los Angeles Film Awards 2020
  • Winner Best Experimental - Toronto Short Film ChannelFestival 2020
  • Winner Best Experimental US and International Film - Venice Shorts 2020
  • Winner Best U.S. and International Experimental Documentary - Chicago Indie Film Awards 2020
  • Winner Best Experimental Film - Vegas Movie Awards 2020
  • Winner Best Documentary - New Wave Short Film Festiva Munich 2020
  • Finalist - Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival 2020
  • Honorable Mention - Hollywood New Directors 2020
  • Winner Best Documentary - Washington Film Festival 2020
  • Winner Best Documentary Feature - German United Film Festival 2020
  • Winner Best Documentary - Tokyo International Short Film Festival 2020
  • Winner Best Feature Documentary - Roma Short Film Festival 2020
  • Winner Best Feature Film - Experimental, Dance & Music Film Festival 2021
  • Best International Documentary - Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift 2021
  • Winner Best Documentary - Soul International Film Festival 2021
  • Winner Best Documentary Feature - New York Tri-State International Film Festival 2021
  • Best Woman Director & Best Documentary - GIMFA Brazil 2021
  • Best Documentary Feature - Rome Film Awards 2021
  • Official Selection - Paris International Short Festival 2021
  • VdR-Film Market - Visions du Réel 2021
  • Official Selection - Kalakari Film Festival 2021

Father Arsenie / Otac Arsenije

Recently transferred from Decani near Mionica, after 28 years living as a monk, Father Arsenie, Belgradian, a cult figure from the eighties, is now engaged in restoring and creating a spiritual and cultural center in the Monastery of Ribnica. The monastery had been destroyed by the Turks in the 19th century. By reminiscing about his complex past, Father Arsenie takes us into his daily life: the scenes intertwine with his daily activities as a monk; prayer, service, and culturing Orthodoxy come first. Father Arsenie is also a very talented painter, writer, and sculptor. Hence, as we listen to his answers to questions on faith and finding love for god, we also discover his artistic creativity.

Release Date: 2020

Awards won:
  • World premiere - BELDOCS, 2020
  • Official Selection - VIVA Sarajevo 2020
  • Official Selection - CIYFF Cyprus International Film Festival, 2020
  • Official Selection - BRIDGES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2020
  • Official Selection - KALAKARI FILM FESTIVAL, 2021

Adam Fuss, A Landscape of Imagination

Adam Fuss, A Landscape of Imagination is an intimate portrait that follows the life and work of Adam Fuss, a noted contemporary British photographer who lives in New York City. In this film, we see two faces of Adam, one as a public figure whose influence in art is internationally acclaimed and the other, of a loving father and devoted son, who tries to maintain a balance between those two contesting worlds.

Release Date: 2017

Awards won:
  • Best Documentary - Hollywood New Directors 2018
  • Audience Award - Hollywood New Directors 2018
  • Official Selection - 65 March Film Festival 2018

Official Trailer

www.adamfussalandscapeofimagination.com

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis, shot between 2015-2018, is a reflection of the observations of the working process of three colorful artists nestled in different parts of the world. Scenes from Berlin, Brooklyn, Belgrade, reflect each artist’s creative journey. Laura, Stef, Olympia are the main heroes who bring forth their creativity by focusing on the forces of inspiration that constantly challenge and transform their visionary opus by answering the question, "Who am I?"

Release Date: 2019

Awards won:
  • Official Selection - Visions du Réel 2019
  • Participation - VIENNA ART WEEK 2019

Official Trailer

www.metamorphosis-film.com

Madeleine Hatz, A Royal Vagabond

Madeleine Hatz, A Royal Vagabond, an experimental documentary about artist Madeleine Hatz is a cinematic prose poem: a portrait built from juxtaposed images, recurring visual elements, and dispensing with conventions of plot, narrative, and chronology. The film is structured by pendular rhythms: country and city life, vita contemplativa and vita activa, dream and waking life, professional and private life. Inner and outer worlds alternate: daily rituals, insights, dreams, and acts of painting all intermix and nourish one another.

Release Date: 2018

Awards won:
  • Official Selection - BaNeFF 2019
  • Participation - VIENNA ART WEEK 2019

Official Trailer

www.aroyalvagabond.com

BURN

BURN, an observational journey of Taylor Kendall as Olympia Bukkakis, a struggling drag queen performer, shot during two years between Berlin, Brooklyn, and Belgrade up to the moment when he achieves internationally recognized superstar status. Olympia Bukkakis is someone who is still connected with his roots and poetry. The excitement of eccentric, filled with emotions, performances is actually a portrait of a young Aussie, which combines dreams and desires towards his artistic vision.

Release Date: 2017

Awards won:
  • Official Selection - 65 March Film Festival 2018

Official Trailer

www.burn-610film.com

Laura Kaplan, Love is All that Matters

Laura Kaplan, Love is All that Matters, is an experimental documentary that takes us on a journey into the Labyrinth of love and desire through the portrait of New York-based artist, Laura Kaplan. Her vulnerability is entangled within the disparate elements of her artwork inside her own agonizing world.

Release Date: 2017

Awards won:
  • Award for exemplary production and for promoting the art of documentary in general as the best woman’s presence for 2017 - BaNeFF 2017
  • Winner of best short film in LIFF - London Independent Film Festival 2017
  • Special Mention - One-Reeler Short Film Competition 2017

Official Trailer

www.loveisallthatmatters-film.com