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Every year, the Résidence hosts two sessions of six foreign directors who, for four and a half months, receive personalized support in writing the script for their first or second feature film. Since its creation in 2000, it has seen more than 200 filmmakers, including Nadine Labaki, Nadav Lapid, lukas dhont, Laszlo Nemes and Michael Francoamong others.
Discover the six new neighbors who will participate in this 44the session, which will take place from March 1 to July 15, 2022.
Arvin Bellarmino was born in the Philippines in 1987. His passion for cinema, and in particular for Filipino films, led him to make films. Without having obtained any official title, Arvin directed a series of experimental and narrative short films that were praised by local and international critics. In 2017, his short film stealth (steal) was named best fiction film at the 3rd Minikino Film Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia. In 2020, Tarang (Pedal of Life) it won the Berlin-Brandenburg Award for Best Short Film at the 36th Interfilm Berlin Short Film Festival. He is currently working on his feature film Estuary.
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Born in 1991, Dina Duma is a Macedonian film director who lives in Skopje. She graduated in film and television directing from the Skopje Faculty of Dramatic Arts in 2014 and in 2016 she attended Berlinale Talents. His first feature film Brotherhood premiered in the East of the West competition at the 2021 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and won the Special Jury Prize. His new movie in development, skateboarding is not for girls has been selected for the 2022 Festival Residency.
Andrei Epure (born 1989, Romania) is a director and writer based in Bucharest. He graduated from the National University of Theater and Cinema IL Caragiale in Screenwriting and Film Studies and has collaborated with several directors in writing his feature films. Andrei is now developing his first feature film do not let me diedelving into the visual and narrative canvas initiated by intercom 15his latest short film that was screened at the 60th edition of La Semaine de la Critique.
Flurin Giger was born in 1995 in Switzerland. At the age of 16, he attended the EFAS drama school in Zurich. In 2016, Flurin directed and produced his first short film Rua along with his brother and the film’s cinematographer, Silvan Giger. The film celebrated its premiere at the Venice International Film Festival in the same year. The film was screened at more than 40 festivals around the world and won several awards. His second short film, burglars, followed in 2018. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week. The film was also nominated for the Swiss Film Price. Currently, she is developing the script for her first feature film. a year without summer.
Kukla (Katarina Resek)
Katarina Resek, also known as an artist by the name of Kukla, is a director and musician from Slovenia. Her films and music videos guided by dream logic explore her Slavic heritage and push the boundaries between magic and realism. His latest short film sisters won the Grand Prix at Clermont Ferrand Int Festival 2021 and was a case study for his debut film Fantasy It is being developed in the First Film First program and will be concluding at the Festival Residence.
A graduate of the IAD (Institut des Arts de Diffusion, Belgium), Laura Wandel accompanied her graduation film, Murs (2007), to festivals around the world. She has directed two other short films, or negative (2011) and Strange bodies (Strange bodies) (2014). The latter was selected in the Official Competition of the Cannes Film Festival in 2014. her first feature film, One world (playground), was selected at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021 in the Un Certain Regard section and won the FIPRESCI award. With more than 30 awards, One world (playground) represented Belgium at the 2022 Oscars as one of 15 films shortlisted for the Oscar for Best International Film. Adam’s interesthis second feature film takes place in the Festival Residence.