Cinema by the sea programme is a continuation of the Dizalica programme, introduced at the 61st Pula Film Festival. It is designed for young film lovers whose age group could be defined as older minors or younger adults, and which spans the ages of 16 to 21. In accordance with the age of the audience, the films are selected by taking into consideration the quality, but also the theme, issues of growing up, friendship, first love, relationship with parents, etc. Of course, the programme is also open to youth over 21 years of age. The films are judged by the audience. The film programme is accompanied by RED Workshop, a practical take on creating film, designed for participants of 12 to 16 years of age.
The films will at the Cinema by the sea will be screened at Ambrela beach (tourist resort Verudela).
1. 303, dir. Hans Weingartner, Germany
2. Diamond of Boyana, dir. Milan Karadžić, Montenegro
3. Fake Tattoos, dir. Pascal Plante, Canada
4. Patti Cake$, dir. Geremy Jasper, USA
1. The Eleven O'Clock, dir. Derin Seale, Australia
2. Negative Space, dir. Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter, France
3. Mouth of truth (Nitko nije savršen), dir. Barbara Vekarić, Croatia
4. Garden Party, dir. Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, France
DE // 2018 // 145'
romance, road film
DIRECTOR Hans Weingartner
SCREENPLAY Hans Weingartner, Silke Eggert
CINEMATOGRAPHY Sebastian Lempe, Mario Krause
EDITORS Benjamin Kaubisch, Karen Kramatschek, Sebastian Lempe
SCORE Michael Regner
CAST Mala Emde, Anton Spieker
PRODUCER Hans Weingartner
COMPANY Kahuuna Films
SALES AGENT Global Screen
When biology student Jule finds out she‘s pregnant, she sets out for Portugal to find her boyfriend Alex. Traveling in a Mercedes 303 camping bus, she picks up a hitchhiker at a gas station outside Berlin: Jan, who’s travelling to Span to try and find his biological father. While having intense conversations about everything and the world, they try not to fall in love.
Hans Weingartner (Feldkirch, 1977) is an Austrian director working in Germany, known for his films The Educators (2004) and Hut in the Woods (2012).
Berlin International Film Festival 2018 – Generation 14plus
DIAMOND OF BOYANA (Biser Bojane)
RS, ME // 2017 // 84'
crime film, comedy
DIRECTOR Milan Karadžić
PRODUCERS Dragan Đurković, Milutin Mima Karadžić
COMPANY Vision Team, MM Production
SCREENPLAY Bojana Babic, Vladimir Djurdjevic, Milan Karadzic, Stevan Koprivica
CINEMATOGRAPHY Milan Tvrdišić
EDITOR Aref Zaabi
SCORE Saša Milošević
CAST Slaven Došlo, Milutin Mima Karadžić, Vanja Nenadić, Andrija Milošević, Hristina Popović
Đorđe is a young doctor from Belgrade who travels to Ada Bojana in Montenegro to meet his father. Đorđe thought his father was dead, although in fact he has spent years in an Italian prison, and is now returning back home, in search of hidden diamonds. On the way to Ada, Đorđe mets Lola, a young kiteboarder, the daughter of a local police inspector.
Milan Karadžić (Nikšić, 1956) is a theatre, TV and film director, known for his comedies Change Me (2007) and Gorcilo (2015), as well as the TV series Budva on the Foam of the Sea (2012-2013).
FAKE TATTOOS (Les foux tatouages)
CA // 2018 // 87'
DIRECTOR Pascal Plante
SCREENPLAY Pascal Plante
CINEMATOGRAPHY Vincent Allard
EDITOR Pascal Plante
SCORE Dominique Plante
CAST Anthony Therrien, Rose-Marie Perreault, Lysandre Nadeau, Brigitte Poupar
PRODUCER Katerine Lefrançois
COMPANY Bal Masque Productions, Nemesis Films
SALES AGENT Seville Intl.
Theo spends his 18th birthday alone, getting drunk at a brutal punk rock show. There, he meets Mag, a marginal teenager who invites him to spend the night at her place. A love story unfolds between them, but at the end of the summer Theo has to move to a small town, far away from a painful past.
Pascal Plante is a Quebecois director and a co-funder of Nemesis Films production company. Fake Tattoos is his feature debut.
Festival du noveau cinéma 2017 (Best Canadian Film), Toronto International Film Festival 2017, Berlin International Film Festival 2018 – Generation 14plus, Slamdance Film Festival 2018
PATTI CAKE$ (Patti Cake$)
SAD // 2017 // 109'
DIRECTOR Geremy Jasper
SCREENPLAY Geremy Jasper
CINEMATOGRAPHY Federico Cesca
EDITOR Brad Turner
SCORE Jason Binnick, Geremy Jasper
CAST Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, Cathy Moriarty, McCaul Lombardi, Nick Sandow, Patrick Brana
PRODUCERS Chris Columbus, Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Noah Stahl, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Rodrigo Teixeira
COMPANY The Department of Motion Pictures, RT Features, Stay Gold Features
Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, a.k.a. Killa P., has had it with life in her rundown New Jersey hometown. At 23, she is ready to make a play for the musical immortality. When she gets caught up in a parking-lot freestyle battle and easily demolishes the competition, Patti will do whatever it takes to grab onto her dream.
Geremy Jasper (Hillsdale, New Jersey) is a director of music videos, commercials and short films. Patti Cake$ is his feature debut.
Sundance Film Festival 2017, Cannes Film Festival – Directors' Fortnight 2017, SXSW Film Festival 2017, New Directors New Films 2017
THE ELEVEN O'CLOCK (The Eleven O'Clock)
AU // 13' // 2016
DIRECTOR Derin Seale
SCREENPLAY Josh Lawson
CINEMATOGRAPHY Matt Toll
EDITOR Drew Thompson
SCORE Adrian Sergovich
CAST Josh Lawson, Damon Harriman
PRODUCERS Karen Bryson, Josh Lawson, Derin Seale
COMPANY The Finch Company
PREMIERE STATUS Croatian premiere
A psychiatrist earnestly tries to help his delusional patient, but his efforts are complicated by the fact that the patient believes himself to be the doctor. With each trying to out-analyse the other, their session spirals out of control.
Derin Seale is an Australian director of short films. He also worked on Cold Mountain (2003) and The English Patient (1996).
Academy Awards, USA – Best Live Action Short Film (nominee)
LA Shorts Fest 2016 (Best Comedy), Sydney Film Festival 2017
NEGATIVE SPACE (Negative Space)
FR // 2017 // 5'30''
DIRECTOR Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter
SCREENPLAY Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter (prema pjesmi Rona Koertgea // based on a poem by Ron Koertge)
CINEMATOGRAPHY Nadine Buss, Simon Gesrel, Max Porter
EDITOR Max Porter
SCORE Bram Meindersma
VOICE Albert Birney
PRODUCERS Edwina Liard, Nidia Santiago
COMPANY Ikki Films, Manuel Cam Studi
SALES AGENT Sève Films
Even though Sam's father is hardly ever home because he is often away on business trips, he is able to connect with his son by teaching him how to pack a suitcase.
Max Porter (USA) and Ru Kuwahata (Japan) are a filmmaking duo based in Baltimore, USA. Collaborating for over a decade as Tiny Inventions, they have directed short films, TV commercials, music videos and comics.
Academy Awards, USA – Best Animated Short Film (nominee), Annie Awards – Best Animated Short (nominee)
Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2017 (FIPRESCI Prize)
MOUTH OF TRUTH (Nitko nije savršen)
HR // 2018 // 18'
coming of age
DIRECTOR Barbara Vekarić
SCREENPLAY Barbara Vekarić
CINEMATOGRAPHY Jason Mann
EDITOR Barbara Vekarić
SCORE Daniele Cocomazzi
CAST Tena Pataky, Marin Stević, Ivan Jelić, Manuela Svorcan, Kristina Rak, Rafaela Tassoti, Lucija Batur, Sanja Drakulić, Antonio Agostini, Rino Jurić, Josip Kolić, Marijin Kuzmičić, Filip Lozić, Domagoj Nižić
PRODUCERS Ana Vidović, Barbara Vekarić
Stefani has asymmetrical breasts, which becomes a difficult secret to conceal when her high school class goes on a trip. While her friends are having fun at the pool, Stefani sits on the side, using excuses for not getting into water. But when someone discovers her padded bra, her secret might be exposed.
Barbara Vekarić (Dubrovnik, 1987) wrote and directed a dozen short films, as well as Aleksi (2018), her feature debut.
GARDEN PARTY (Garden Party)
FR // 2016 // 7'
DIRECTORS Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro
SCORE Romain Montiel
COMPANY École MoPA
SALES AGENT MIYU Distribution
A female frog graciously swims in the water, catching the attention of a curious male toad. In the rich villa the amphibians took for residence, everything is very silent. Frogs explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts. The owners seem to be gone for a very long time.
Florian Babikian (Martigues, 1990), Vincent Bayoux (1989, Grasse), Victor Caire (1993, Aix-en-provence), Théophile Dufresne (Metz, 1992), Gabriel Grapperon (Pau, 1992) and Lucas Navarro (Paris, 1991) have founded a collective of directors known as ILLOGIC, directing short films and TV commercials for WIZZ design. Garden Party is their graduation project.
Academy Awards, USA – Best Animated Short Film (nominee)
Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2017, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2017, Fantasporto 2017.