New festivals for The long night of imagination and Waiting for Europe
The long night of imagination has been chosen by the FICCSUR in Valparaiso (Chile) and will be screened in this city, 21st of April. In may, The long night of imagination will be at Construir Cine (Labor Film Festival) in Buenos Aires and Waiting for Europe will be at Ecozine in Zaragoza (Spain).
Awards for The long night of imagination
The long night of imagination has been awarded with the best feature price at the MEDff, Syracuse (Italy) and with the award to the best feature and second month prize at the 12 Months FF, Cluj (Romania)
The long night of imagination at Bodhisattva and 12 Months film festivals
During February, 2017, The long night of imagination will be screened at the Bodhisattva IFF (India) and the 12 Months Film Festival.
Waiting for Europe and Samuel Sebastian at the Humansfest
Next February 12th at 18:30, Waiting for Europe will be screened at the Humansfest along with short films by Sofia Olins, Rubén Monsuy and Emilio Martí.
Otherwise, Samuel Sebastian will be one of the guests to the panel discussion Capture the rights: Pictures and human rights with Paco Roca and Ismael Quintanilla. Sebastian will also be the moderator of the short filmmakers meeting Tear down borders through short films (Monday 13th, 20h.), the panel discussion To watch and report: Documentalists, political incidence and Human Rights (Wednesday 15th, 16:30) and the debate around the international day of child soldiers (Thursday 16th, 12h.)
You can find the Humanfest program here.
The long night of imagination at the Baghdad International Film Festival
The long night of imagination
will be screened at the Baghdad International Film Festival
that will take place in this city from the 3rd to the 7th December 2016. The film has been chosen in the long fiction competition
of the festival among more than 2100 works submitted.
The Long Night of imagination's world premiere in Bogocine
The world premiere of The long night of imagination
will take place in the Bogocine Film Festival
(from 18 to 26 October). The film is directed by Samuel Sebastian
and produced by Ana Victoria Perez
. This is a one hundred per-cent Valencian production, with real refugees from different parts of the world
(such as Ukraine, Syria and Africa) in the leading characters. Their stories are intertwined, weaving a complex reflection about the world in which we live. Given its social interest
, the film will be screened in several international film festivals and human rights festivals
before its release in theaters.
This is the first production of Theorem Project
, a film movement that was born with the idea of revitalizing the film industry
, develop new forms of production and produce films that bring a new perspective to the society.
SOCIAL FILM ANALYSIS WORKSHOP AT THE MUVIM, VALENCIA
Samuel Sebastian will conduct a workshop about social film analysis at the MUVIM in Valencia, during the conferences against racism and xenophobia, Wednesday, 23rd of March at 18h. Free entrance.
CONFERENCE "LET'S MAKE A FILM STEP BY STEP"
Samuel Sebastian will conduct the conference Let's make a film step by step
at the Gandia International Centre of the Universitat de Valčncia.
DATE AND TIME: Friday, 5th of February at 9:30
COLLOQUIUM ABOUT THE SCRIPT ON SHORT FILMS
Special screening organised by Mediterrŕnia Audiovisual and EDAV, with the following short films: Valentina
, El abrazo
, La ropavejera
, El criptozoólogo
and La petite fille
After that, there will be a colloquium with Samuel Sebastian
and Guillermo Alcalá
Tuesday, 26th January at 1930h.– Teatre Arniches, Alicante.
+ info: Here
SAMUEL SEBASTIAN'S 'SANDWOMAN' WINS FIRST PRIZE AT THE INTERNATIONAL SCRIPT COMPETITION OF THE RHODE ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
Samuel Sebastian's script 'Sandwoman' recently won the first prize in the International Category of the Rhode Island International Film Festival, one of the most important script contest in the world.
'Sandwoman' is a horror story in which a female writer in crisis and dissatisfied with her life sees how her fantasies come true.
396 scripts were submitted from all around the globe. Of the 29 finalists, 'Sandwoman' is the only script that was submitted from a non English speaking country.
+ INFO: RHODE ISLAND IFF
PREMIČRE: "THE ENIGMA OF THE IMAGINARY WOMAN"
Short film The enigma of the imaginary woman
will be launched at Cinema Truffaut
on Monday, 27 of January at 8 p.m.
wthin the Pepe Sales Independent Art Festival
dedicated to the life and work of Juan Eduardo Cirlot
. Director Samuel Sebastian
and actress Ann M. Perelló
will attend the screening.
MUR VIU, SCREENING
will be screened at the Creació en territori Festival,
in Valls (Tarragona) on Saturday at 10:30
at the Cooperativa Agrícola de Valls
THE FRAME OF THE DEAD, AVAILABLE ON FILMIN
After the screening on different international film festivals The frame of the dead
, last Samuel Sebastian
's film, is available on filmin
from the past week. The film is a creative autobiographic documentary that reflects about the absence of the beloved relatives from the illness of the mother of the director, the painter Ester Rodríguez Ro, besides it explains another subjects as the survival of art, the origins of the family or the overcoming of sorrow.
The frame of the dead
was shot in Valencian for four years and a half in Barcelona, Valencia, Palma and Seville and very soon will be new screenings.
The frame of the dead, official page
The frame of the dead, trailer
Movies out of the frame
[Spanish] published on L'Atalante
The frame of the dead, videoclip
of Clara Andrés
' song Espinita
THE FRAME OF THE DEAD IN LIMA AND THE LIVING IN VALENCIA
The frame of the dead will be screened at the Cine Club Invisible
of Lima, Perú December, 8th at 20 hrs. After that, there will be a discussion with the director Samuel Sebastian.
+info: Herbert Bazán
The Living will be screened at the VI Certamen de Curtmetratges
of Ca Revolta in Valencia, December, 12th at 19 hrs.
+info: Ca Revolta
REQUEST TO WITHDRAW "THE FRAME OF THE DEAD" FROM THE TEHRAN FILM FESTIVAL
Dear organizers of the Iranian Film Festival:
I have heard that my film "The frame of the dead" has been selected to be screened at your festival and I must say that what appeared to be a good news for me, really filled me with sadness.
A part of my movie, and I suppose this has been assessed by the jury, is about how important it is to keep within us the values and memories of our beloved ones. My mother, who is the protagonist of the film and died four years ago due to cancer, always talked me about justice and tolerance and respect for all people and cultures. And I think that her values remain in me and I hope that one day I can teach them to my children.
I am telling you this because, over time, I have dedicated a part of my work and my efforts to fight against injustices in the world and I would betray myself or my family's teachings if one day I won't do that.
For this reason, I think is a fair decision to withdraw my film "The frame of the dead" from the competitive section of the festival and I request you not make any screening of it in your country.
I find it particularly outrageous that Iran's regime, tortures and prevents the work to my fellow filmmakers and, at the same time, organizes a film festival, ironically called "Cinema Verite" and in which Iranian filmmakers have no right to participate, even they don't have the right to make movies, which I know is as if I'd lost the right to see, to feel, to talk and, of course, the right to express freely.
I imagine that you, the organizers of this festival, have heard about Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Katayoon Shahabi, Mohammad Nourizad, Maziar Bahari, Bahman Ghobadi, Mohammad Rasoulof and Jafar Panahi, among many others who have been arrested and tortured by the fact of making movies. And I could be one more name in this list if I were born in your country, because for me there is no greater freedom than being able to express in images and no greater torture than losing that right.
For all this, I beg you to disappear any relation of my film and my name with your festival. I would love that the people of Iran, some day, may enjoy it, but in any case, my name may be accomplice to regime that discriminates, tortures and makes disappear people with different ideas. Someday "The frame of the dead", I am sure, will be screened in Tehran, but this will happen at a festival in which Iranian filmmakers can project their films in freedom and without fear of repression and torture.
SANDWOMAN IN THE AMERICAN FILM MARKET OF LOS ANGELES
The project of the next Samuel Sebastian's film, SandWoman
, will be launcher in the American Film Market
de Los Ángeles, the most important movie market of the world, inside an immersion programme in the American Industry during the first week of November.
The film is a fantastic movie about a writer who realizes that her literary fantasies become true in form of beasts.
will be starred by Ŕngels Bassas
and Colin Morgan
and will be shot in the beginning of the next year in Catalonia and Majorca.
Original soundtrack is from Catalonian band O.D.I
SOCIAL DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOP
from November 21st to Desember 21st at Editrain, Comte Borrell st., 235 - 239, Barcelona.
Monday and Wednesday, 17 - 21 h.
+ info: Editrain
SIETE REPORTAJES PARA LA INCLUSIÓN
09.12th.2011: Screening in Alicante at Sede de la Ciudad, 20:15h.