New Female Filmmakers

 2016-08-03 (2)

NRFF – A  film festival for new artists, stories and storytellers

 

We have some truly imaginative female filmmakers taking part in the 2016 New Renaissance Film Festival in London’s West End, on August 20th.

Here is a brief overview of their films and links to recent NRFF interviews with the filmmakers.

 

Smoke That Travels (USA)

 

Kayla Briët

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Director / Writer / Producer / Composer

13 min 03 sec • Documentary / Web / New Media

What happens when a story is forgotten? “Smoke That Travels” is a personal documentary by 2016 Sundance Film Festival Ignite Fellow Kayla Briët that explores preservation and loss of Native American culture and her own identity as Prairie Band Potawatomi.

New Renaissance London Nominations: Best Young Talent Filmmaker (18-24) / Best Documentary Short / Best Director of an International Short or Documentary

Click here for the full interview with Kayla.

 

 

The Pigeon (RU)

 

Anna Smirnova

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Director / Writer / Producer

30 min  Drama / Comedy / Fantasy

Based on a story by Patrick Suskind “The Pigeon”is about the fictional character Jonathan Noel, a solitary Parisien bank security guard who undergoes an existential  crisis when a pigeon roosts in front of his one-room apartment’s door, prohibiting him entrance to his private sanctuary. This will be the premier screening of Anna’s film in the UK. (See blog post image)

New Renaissance London Nominations: Best Narrative International Short / Best Director of an International Film or Documentary / Best Actor in an International Short (Aleksander Sirin)

Click here for the full interview with Anna.

 

 

Flavor Of The Moon (CH)

 

Yan Zhang

Untitled design (28)

Director / Writer / Producer / Actress 

21 min 10 sec  Drama / Romance / Comedy

A man whose marriage proposal is rejected, decides to unveil the unsolved legend of the moon in the little town where he is from, to win back his lover’s heart. “Flavor of the Moon” is a romantic comedy that examines human desire in an original way. The film was recently screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

New Renaissance London Nominations: Best Narrative International Short / Best Director of an International Short or Documentary / Best Actress in an International Short (Yan Zhang)

Coming soon: Interview with Yan.

 

The New Renaissance Film Festival takes place on August 20, 2016, at the Courthouse Hotel, London W1. Click here for details on the Programme & Festival Passes.

NRFF: “The top UK Film Festivals to know about!” (Metro)

Watch NRFF London 2016 teaser trailer



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