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May 2018, ASIA PEACE FILM FESTIVAL Special Screening Package for Minikino

Screening Schedule:
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May 2018

APPF logoASIA PEACE FILM FESTIVAL

Special Screening Package for Minikino

mother MOTHER
Maria Mavoty / Iran / 0:30:00

Synopsis:
A mother fails to save her children when ISIS attacks Shengal, her hometown. Finding it hard to live after the loss of her children she joins the convoy of women and children fleeing to Syria. In the beginning she blames herself for the tragedy but on her way to Syria she tells the real story.

Biography:
Maria Mavoty is an Iranian film-maker and director based in Tehran.

GOLDEN EGG
Srinivas Bhakta / Singapore / 0:08:20

Synopsis:
A pet bird goes through a trouble time with its greedy owners.

Director’s Biography:
Srinivas Bhakta is a graduate from National Institute of Design, India. Currently he is working as an animation lecturer at the School of Interactive and Digital Media, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore.

IN MEDITERRANEAN ARMS
Arvin Medghalchi / Iran / 0:01:40

Synopsis:
Whether we like it or not the reality is that many families are still suffering from wars.

Director’s Biography:
Arvin Medghalchi was born in June 1983. He is an Iranian film maker, script writer, editor, animator, director, graphic designer and illustrator. He gained his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design from Cyprus. Arvin was always interested in storytelling; he made his first animation in 2004. He has made several animations in 2D and stop motion which have succeeded in many local and international festivals.

THE STORY OF A MOTORBIKE
Junqing Duanniu / Japan and China / 0:06:03

Synopsis:
This is a story of a motorbike which always wants to go back to the past. When I was a child, I met this motorbike. Then it was sold out, but ten years later, I met it again in front of my university. It had grown old with many scars, and no keys. I think it must have met a lot of people, must have been through a lot of things and finally came here in front of me. We talked a lot this time. And we decided to say goodbye to the past and fly to our future.

Director’s Biography:
Junqing Duanmu was born in 1992. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in animation from Shanghai Theatre Academy. She obtained her second Bachelor’s degree in French from East China Normal University. Currently, she is enrolled as a master’s student in the department of animation at Tokyo University of Arts.

SO EASY
Majid Amiri Mendi / Iran / 0:01:40

Synopsis:
While a politician is drinking a glass of water at the beginning of his speech about disaster, many other tragic events are happening around the world…

Director Biography:
Majid Amiri Mendi did a course in film making in 2006from the Iranian Youth Cinema Society. Immediately after the completion of his course he began making short films including animation films and documentaries. Some of his notable works are; Birth in 120th Second, the Friend, ‘Dance of the Earth’ and the last one is ‘So Easy’. ‘Dance of the Earth’ was accepted in the 10th Kazan International Film Festival (in Russia).
to discuss this shocking disaster.

MY CLAY CONCEPTION
Zanyar Muharnmadineku / Iran / 0:03:34

Synopsis:
Memories of war.

Director’s Biography:
Zanyar Muhammadineko is a young Kurdish poet and film-maker from Iran. He has made many films which have been screened in a number of national and international film festivals.

THE BOX
Merve-Cirisoglu-Cotur / Turkey / 0:06:48

Synopsis:
The happy life of a Syrian kid alters instantly in the aftermath of the war and suddenly he finds himself in a state of struggle. The war changes not only his life, but also the role of his box; first as a toy house, then as a place in a refugee camp and finally as a boat that sails for a journey towards hope.

Director’s Biography:
\Merve Cirisoglu Cotur is an award-winning animation director, an illustrator, a scriptwriter, a 2D animator and a mathematician. She received her BA in Mathematics from Bogazici University and MA in Animation from University of the Arts London with the highest grade.
She is primarily interested in producing animation films and illustrations regarding kids. She has been doing animation and illustration productions in her own company based in London.

WATER
Sayed Jalal Rohani / Afghanistan / 0:13:46

Synopsis:
This is the story of Marzia, an eight year-old victim of human trafficking. Her parents sell her to a man leading a begging group in Kabul. Marzia and many other children work for the group chief who abuses them as hand sales, beggar and labourers. She spends her time begging in the street instead of living in the protective family environment. One day she is trying to pick the empty can of Pepsi when the teacher calls on her…

Director’s Biography:
Sayed Jalal Rohani is an Afghan born writer and director. Rohani graduated from Kabul University in Fine Arts/Film Direction. He is an active member of Dine Club of French Cultural and Entertainment Institute in Afghanistan. He has actively participated in film making workshops conducted by foreign film makers in the Fine Arts department of Kabul University. He has directed four films; Successful Women of Afghanistan, Voice Reed, Life, and Water.

PLAYING HOUSE
Ozgul Gurbuz & Cenk Koksal / Turkey / 0:03:20

Synopsis:
A little girl is playing house by herself. She makes food out of toys and sets the table. Then a little boy comes in. She greets him with joy. But things get darker while they pretend…

Director Biography:
Cenk Kasai was born in Istanbul, 1981. He graduated from Anadolu University in 2004. He specialises in Fine Arts and Animation. ‘Talented
Mr. Koksal’ was his first short film which he did as part of his graduation project in 2004. He has also worked as storyboard artist, animator and clean-up artist in cartoon projects. He has also worked as 3d animator and animation director for TV commercials. He has been living and working from Istanbul since 2005.

 

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