Trailers of Finalists (2013)

Trailers of Finalists

Back to Finalists 2013

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*Countries/regions are listed in alphabetical order.

Death and Life of Severino

  • Entering organization:TV Escola
  • Brazil
  • TV /Film/Video

About The Death and Life of Severino in animated version The Death and Life of Severino in animated version is a movie version Joäo Cabral de Melo Neto´s masterpiece , adapted for comics by cartoonist Miguel Falcäo. Preserving the original text, 3D animation gives life and movement to the characters of this Brazilian Nativity Play, originally published in 1956. In black and white, following the harshness of the text and line of comics, animation tells the hard journey of Severino, a migrant from the Northeast, which migrates from the hinterland to the coast of Pernambuco, Brazil in search of a better life.

We Were Children

  • Entering organization:National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
  • Canada
  • TV /Film/Video

As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools. The trauma of this experience was made worse by years of untold physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the effects of which persist in their adult lives. In this emotional film, the profound impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system is conveyed unflinchingly through the eyes of two children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years Approximately 150,000 Aboriginal children attended Indian Residential Schools. The personal accounts of Survivors Lyna Hart and Glen Anaquod provide a glimpse into the horrendous and traumatic abuse experienced by many Survivors. Their experiences and those of other Survivors of the Indian Residential Schools continue to have lasting impacts on themselves, their families, and communities. We Were Children is a product of an invigorating social healing movement that has helped many Survivors to incorporate cultural healing practices into their healing journeys. . We Were Children gives voice to a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit.
Directed by Tim Wolochatiuk and written by Jason Sherman, We Were Children is produced by Kyle Irving for Eagle Vision Inc. and David Christensen for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).

David and The Death of Marat

  • Entering organization:Camera Lucida Productions
  • France
  • TV /Film/Video

Paris, July 1793. In an increasingly tense political climate, Marat, journalist and fervent revolutionary is murdered by Charlotte Corday. Within a few hours, the Assembly puts the painter David in charge of capturing the attack. His mission is simple and huge at the same time: painting an historical event and rose it to the situation of symbol. David created a masterful piece of art. By coincidence, in 2008, an expert is given a painting oddly similar to the original, apart from a few details.

While following the investigation lead in France and Belgium about the ‘odd one’ and the original piece of art, this film recounts those days in the Summer 1793, when the artist worked on creating a picture, captured a moment in history and transcended it.

Within The Eye of The Storm

  • Entering organization:Firefly Pictures
  • Israel
  • TV /Film/Video

Bassam and Rami, a Palestinian and Israeli, were once dedicated fighters willing to kill and be killed by one another for the sake of their nations. Yet each one of them came face to face with the price of war when their daughters were killed in the conflict. Left with the excruciating pain of bereavement, they chose to do the unexpected. They set out on a joint journey to humanize the very enemy, which took the dearest thing from them and prevent the vicious cycle of retaliation in themselves and their societies. Along the way they reveal the friendship and humor that keeps them alive.
The film follows their two parallel stories and moments where they converge, both in their personal experiences and peace work as they face their shattered families, confused communities and opposing society - and lead the way towards a different reality.

Through their story we encounter key factors contributing to the ongoing conflict and ways they can be overcome. We witness the mental blocks and psychological barriers that make peace currently unattainable, whilst seeing how co-existence and peace is in fact possible, through the protagonists lives and actions; how dialogue and seeing the ‘other’ is the only way to achieve it; and how the willingness to take responsibility for one’s reality is a process that can lead to better days.
The film purpose is to open people’s eyes to the reality on the ground, to break the psychological wall and inspire transformation from the ground up.

Cultural Shock

  • Entering organization:Zenit Arti Audiovisive
  • Italy
  • TV /Film/Video

Cultural Shock is an educational crossmedia format (radio/ web/ tv/ mobile) centered around a series of adventurous journeys in foreign countries by couples of young people made up by a local and by a second generation youth.
Young candidates, through a webcasting, are proposing an ethical mission they would like to accomplish in their country of origin. Selected by a community of other young people the chosen couples have 10 days to complete their expedition and 5 basic rules to follow: No CO2, No Hotels, No Taxis, No Souvenirs and No Fast-food. An adventure, on a tight budget with makeshift means of transport. Rasid and Agnese won the first challenge and are now faced with the greatest one, 10 days discovering the Balkans.

Tough It Out: One Year After the 2011 Great Sanriku Tsunami

  • Entering organization:Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. (MBS).
  • Japan
  • TV /Film/Video

On March 11, 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake in the sea bed off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture generated a massive tsunami which devastated the coast of Tohoku and the eastern Kanto region. Giant waves of historic heights pushed through the port towns along the Sanriku coast. An MBS news crew left Osaka immediately after the disaster occurred and began coverage 28 hours later.

A man loses his wife and is left to raise his young children alone. An elderly woman is overcome with loneliness and the stress of living in the evacuation center. A fisherman whose daughter is still missing takes to the seas again in hopes of finding her. We encountered many people and for one year, our cameras and our hearts intermingled with them.

Out of the horror and pandemonium came spring. Anger and despair turned into prayers of summer. Glimpses of a provisional life could be seen in autumn. The piercing cold of winter compounded the sense of futility. Then the terrible year was over and a new year dawned. This film covered the town of Minami Sanriku for one year.

We faithfully chronicled the victims’ poignant struggle to make it through the disaster and overcome the loss of their family members with the educational aim of conveying the universal values of life, and the importance of family bonds, to viewers.

School for Everyone

  • Entering organization:Kansai Telecasting Corporation (KTV)
  • Japan
  • TV /Film/Video

“I know exactly what kind of a school I want to make. It’s one where every child feels that they belong. Where every child is guaranteed the right to learn.” So says Ms. Yasuko Kimura, the Principal of Minami Ozora Elementary School. This municipal school is in an area where over half of the homes receive educational subsidies. It has grown over 6 years with the help of not only the teachers and children, but the parents and local residents, too.
In Japan, children with disabilities cannot usually study in the same school as ordinary children. Also, in “normal” Japanese schools, the homeroom teachers are responsible only for their own homeroom students. They do not let other teachers interfere with their students, and are not concerned with students of other classes. In Ozora school, although there are many children with special needs, everyone takes classes together. Here, they accept mental and physical disabilities, as well as development disorders and troublesome behavior, as the children’s character. This lets the children grow up with a strong thoughtfulness towards their somewhat “different” friends, to try to help them with any problems they may be having . Ozora places emphasis on being a place where everyone can continue studying; something all schools should do. And yet, compared to other schools it seems special. What are the current problems with Japan’s education, and what can we do to improve it? Our program hopes to raise awareness and help find an answer to these questions.

Legends of the Deep: The Giant Squid

  • Entering organization:Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)
  • Japan
  • TV /Film/Video

The giant squid, a subject of legendary tales since ancient times, has finally been caught on camera for the first time in its natural habitat. Reaching amazing lengths of up to 18 meters, giant squid are the largest invertebrates on earth, and numerous, but failed, attempts have been made to capture them on camera.
Accumulating the research and expertise of over 10 years, a Japanese zoologist heads to the Ogasawara Islands in search of giant squid. His expedition is joined by a team of scientists from around the world, and a film crew that utilized two state-of-the-art submersible vessels and special ultrasensitive, high-definition cameras for deep-water use. After 100 dives totaling 400 hours, the team finally encounters the shimmering beauty of a giant squid. We hope that this program inspires people’s intellectual curiosity by showing what they have never seen before using the latest scientific studies and state-of-the-art technologies.

Nonfiction W : Yonghi Yang

  • Entering organization:WOWOW INC.
  • Japan
  • TV /Film/Video

A Japanese movie called “Our Homeland” was released to the public in August 2012, describing how an elder brother, who moved to North Korea in the process of “Go Home Project”, was separated by the government and its power of politics from his family remaining in Japan in 1970’s. Yonghi Yang, who is a second generation North Korean living in Japan, was in charge of script-writing and direction of this movie. “Our Homeland” was screened at overseas movie festivals and significantly well received all over the world and selected as candidate representing Japan for the Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Award.
In this program, we have been closely following her life, who is a second generation North Korean living in Japan, set herself to a story film for the first time and became a director to the movie representing Japan. This movie was broadcasted not only in Japan, but also in other countries with a history of divided nation, especially in Korea, German, Estonia, etc. We are in the program focusing on how she and her movie were interpreted and accepted in those countries, and trying to identify the origin of her movies and what she is heading for in the future.

Shocking Exposures

  • Entering organization:Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company (UR)
  • Sweden
  • TV /Film/Video

Shocking Exposures is a programme series about images that changed science and the world forever. The programme focuses on some of the most important images in the history of the discipline, showing and exploring authentic photographs, illustrations, sketches and video footage. Shocking Exposures is a narrator-driven odyssey around the world on the hunt for the places where these iconic pictures were taken. Interviews with experts are interwoven with dramatizations that bring the events of the time to life, coupled with animations that help explain widely differing concepts such as quantum physics, continental drift and heredity. The story is told in short 9 minutes segments, optimized for educators as audiovisual introductions in the class room.