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VALENTINA

Maximilian Feldmann | Macedonia, Germany 2016 | 51 Min. | OmeU

Thursday, 04.05.2017 (Opening film)
8:30 pm Votiv Kino | Gr. Saal tickets
9 pm Votiv Kino | votiv3 tickets 


Monday, 08.05.2017, 10 pm tickets
Votiv Kino | Gr. Saal

Filmmaker present
AUSTRIAN PREMIERE

This movie is nominated for the International Documentary Award (IDA).

 

A slum in a Romani neighbourhood. Ten-year-old Valentina invites us to meet her family. What follows are bizarre anecdotes, daydreams and documentary observations – a film as lively as its roaming heroine. “Do you want me to tell a story?“, Valentina asks. She is wearing army pants and a track-suit top. Her hair is wild with a tiny clip. She entrusts us with why she wasn’t born a boy, as it should have been. Together with her family of twelve Valentina lives in a run down one-room shack in the Romani municipality Šutka, in Skopje, Macedonia. Observations of daily live are mixed with Valentina’s personal stories, dreams with actual facts. Yet it becomes clear, that all of her story telling is nothing but preparation for her big dream.

Biography

Maximilian Feldmann was born in Berlin in 1985. He shot his first documentary portrait in 2005 during his Voluntary Social Year in Ecuador. This was followed by several traineeships at film and TV productions. Between 2007 and 2015, he studied Documentary Filmmaking at the Filmakademie Baden-Wu?rttemberg. Since graduating in 2015 he works as a director and author for both fictional and non-fictional productions. VALENTINA is his graduation project.

Awards

  • FIRST STEPS AWARD 2016 (Competition, Berlin, Germany) *FIRST STEPS AWARD IN DER KATEGORIE MICHAEL-BALLHAUS-PREIS FÜR KAMERAABSOLVENTEN*
  • SHORTS 16 – TRINATIONALES FILMFESTIVAL OBERRHEIN (Official Selection, Offenburg, Germany) *BEST FILM CATEGORY MEDIUM – LENGTH FILM*
  • 25th dokumentART – EUROPEAN FILMFESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARIES (Official Selection, Neubrandenburg, Germany) *PREIS DES STUDENTENWERKS GREIFSWALD*,
  • 39th POITIERS FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Selection, TAP et TAP Castille, Poitiers, France) *PRIX SPÉCIAL DU JURY* *PRIX DU PUBLIC* *PRIX AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FRANCE*
  • 22nd FILMSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (Official Selection, Stuttgart, Germany) *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
  • 2nd INT'L FILM FESTIVAL OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA (Official Selection, Island of Margarita, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela) *BEST DOCUMENTARY*

Screenings

  • 66th BERLINALE 2016 (Official Selection, Perspektive Deutsches Kino, Berlin, Germany)
  • 5th NEW TALENTS KÖLN (Official Selection, Cologne, Germany)
  • 1st FEEDBACK – JUNGES MEDIENFESTIVAL DORTMUND (Official Selection, Dortmund, Germany)
  • 10th FÜNF SEEN FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gilching, Germany)
  • 22nd FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM NANCY-LORRAINE (Official Selection, Nancy, France)
  • FIRST STEPS AWARD 2016 (Competition, Berlin, Germany)
  • 36th THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ”AUTUMN IN VORONET” (Official Selection, Romania)
  • 15th HYPERFEST INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cinema Europa, Bucharest, Romania)
  • 24th BLICKE – FILMFESTIVAL DES RUHRGEBIETS (Competition, Bochum, Germany)
  • 14th INTERNATIONAL SHORT & INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
  • GERMAN HUMAN RIGHTS FILM AWARD 2016 (Official Selection, Nuremberg, Germany)
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)
  • 7th QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)
  • 14th WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tartu, Estonia)
  • 8th ONE COUNTRY ONE FILM INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Apchat, France)


Website

www.valentina-film.com 

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