We're delighted to be able to announce that WOOD will celebrate the North American premiere at HOT DOCS in the World Showcase section of the festival - big congratulations to directors Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, Ebba Sinzinger and the whole team!
Produced by WILDArt (A), Filmtank (D) and 4Proof Film (RO), WOOD had it's world premiere at CPH:DOX in March.
Unfortunately HOT DOCS as many festivals currently has been postboned due to COVID-19.
No new dates have been announced yet, but registered industry delegates can watch in The Doc Shop beginning April 30.
Meanwhile enjoy this interview that Austrian Films did with the three directors and the trailer to the film here.
WE HOLD THE LINE wins @ CPH:DOX
WE HOLD THE LINE won the F:act Award competition at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen!
Congratulations to director Marc Wiese, producer Oliver Stoltz and the whole team and a great big thank you to the festival and the jury!
The festival had to move the whole program online. You can watch the wonderful Awards Show they put together here: vimeo.com/401401625
The F:act Award jury consisted of Israeli filmmaker Shosh Shlam, the Finnish film critic Marta Balaga and Danish director and journalist Nils Giversen.
The competition is dedicated to films in the field between documentary filmmaking, investigative journalism and activism and is presented in collaboration with the Danish Union of Journalists. The award is a cash prize of 5,000 euros.
The jury statement:
“The CPH:DOX F:act Award goes to the film depicting dark, troubling events in a skillful yet measured way, smartly focusing on just the right situations while employing a precise cinematic language. One that for all the portrayed hardships still manages to transform into a story about the unbreakable human spirit, providing the kind of narrative, and everyday heroes hell-bent on unearthing the truth, that we all desperately need right now. Making the voices of those fighting for the freedom of speech sound loud and clear, giving us hope for the future.”
The film will be available for Danish audiences to view at cphdox.dk/online until April 30.
Happy to announce the newly released trailer for THE NEW BAUHAUS - THE LIFE & LEGACY OF MOHOLY-NAGY by Alysa Nahmias.
As the production company Opendox write in their newsletter, László Moholy-Nagy can serve as inspiration in these trying times. He lived through two World Wars, the Great Depression and Nazi persecution, and he did it all with his signature relentless optimism intact.
He turned to his creativity when times were tough. While enlisted in the Hungarian army during World War I, he kept up his drawing skills by making hundreds of postcards that he sent to family and friends. During World War II he turned his School of Design in Chicago into design laboratory for the war effort. The students worked on everything from camouflage designs to wooden bed springs when steel was rationed. Even at the end of his short life, as his terminal leukemia went into remission, Moholy was incredibly productive creating some of his most enduring works.
The film has opened the Architecture Design Film Festival in New York City and has been traveling to Chicago FF and Palm Springs IFF and was scheduled for an EU premiere at the Copenhagen Architecture Film Festival in March which was now postponed unfortunately.
We'll keep you updated on any new screenings in the future.
MAGNETFILM DOCS @ Festivals March 2020
Watch MAGNETFILM Docs at the following festivals in March 2020:
ARCHITECTURE OF INFINITY
Arkitekturfilm Oslo, Norway, March 13-15
International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), Canada, March 17-29
THE ART OF COOKING - BITTOR ARGINZONIZ & ETXEBARRI
Vilnius IFF Lithuania March 19 – April 2, 2020
GAZA SURF CLUB
Islamic Film Festival, Japan
A POSTCARD FROM PYONGYANG
Florence Korea FF, Italy, March 19-27
WE HOLD THE LINE
CPH:DOX, Denmark, March 18-29