Stars of Dresden: Veljko Popovic

One of our top festivals open for submissions on FFL, Filmfest Dresden, recently just wrapped with its prize-giving ceremony. To celebrate, we’ll be taking a look at some of the filmmakers that won accolades as part of our new “Stars of Dresden” series. Veljko Popovic uses animated film as a method for exploring the modern world and all […]

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Stars of Dresden: Michael Nathansky

One of our top festivals open for submissions on FFL, Filmfest Dresden, recently just wrapped with its prize-giving ceremony. To celebrate, we’ll be taking a look at some of the filmmakers that won accolades as part of our new “Stars of Dresden” series. That’s what we call a German splash. After premiering his short GABI at the Berlinale, […]

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Meet Diogo Costa Amarante: the lawyer turned Berlinale Shorts filmmaker

“Reframing the image” is the name of this year’s Berlinale Shorts program – something FFL filmmaker Diogo Costa Amarante certainly does with his film CIDADE PIQUENA (“Small Town”). We spoke to him about his film and his filmmaking career, including which 2017 Oscar nominee lives up to the classics. Read on to find out. Diogo’s first filmmaking steps  Back […]

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FFL films amongst the winners at Flickerfest ’17

Another great year at Flickerfest has closed, with many FFL winners winning accolades. Congrats to all! The Academy-Award accredited festival gave out 30,000AUD in prize money to a wide-range of films, from Australian to international, to films made by primary school kids! The message? There’s great film everywhere – made by all types of filmmaker. Keep reading to find […]

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Meet Ruxandra Zenide: “when your film begins its own life it moves away from your own”

A key element of Ruxandra Zenide’s films are strong emotions and the mysterious complexity of human life. With seven films in her filmography to date, she’s now putting together ideas for her third feature film. Find out how the filmmaker behind “The Miracle of Tekir” beat the financial odds to build her very own filmmaking “miracle”. “Watching John Cassavetes […]

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Meet Rinio Dragasaki

The ancient land has been the inspiration for filmmakers for centuries, but it’s the current Greek political situation that’s firing up FFL filmmaker Rinio Dragasaki. She’s working on her first feature film after a great short film festival career. Here’s her story.   As a Greek short filmmaker, she had a great festival run with her film “Proavlio […]

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Meet Liwaa Yazji

With its 8th edition, the prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award moves to Locarno, Switzerland. There, one of the seven directors nominated for the award designed primarily for emerging documentary talents will receive the award on August 8. With her debut HAUNTED, Syrian native Liwaa Yazji enters this year’s competition. Read about the success of her film […]

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Meet Stefano Casertano on the ‘THE LAST DAYS OF TACHELES’, crowdfunding and online distribution

The name Tacheles is one that hits a spot with any Berliner, native or not. That’s something that’s clear when I see the crowd assembled outside Mindpirates, close to our FFL HQ. The atmospheric, smoky den chosen for the German premiere of FFL filmmaker Stefano Casertano’s THE LAST DAYS OF TACHELES… Casertano’s film is one […]

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