BLISS. On his path towards full emancipation, Rifat Algafari - one of the 15 Syrian refugees in Colombia - indulges himself in the pleasures of his newfound paradise.

directed by Frederik Jan Depickere, produced by Alvaro Grijalba Leal & Carlos Andres Lopez Pazmiño (Wapu Lab), year of production: 2019, running time: 7 minutes

FESTIVALS:​

- Hot Docs 2019 (Toronto, Canada) - World Premiere

- Revelation International Film Festival 2019 (Perth, Australia)

ADRIFT. He is black, everything around him is white. A random refugee wanders alone, without purpose or direction, 150 kilometer above the arctic circle.

FESTIVALS:

Tampere Film Festival 2013 (Finland) // HOT DOCS 2014 (Canada) // DocsDF 2013 (Mexico) // Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 (UK) //  Camden International Film Festival 2014 (US) // Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand (France) (OUTSIDE COMPETITION) // The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival 2014 (Australia) amongst others ...

AWARDS:

BEST DOC @ Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival – Bristol (UK) // ARTISTIC VISION AWARD @ Big Sky Doc Fest (USA) // BEST DOCUSHORT @ Skepto International Film Festival 2013 (Italy) // BEST DOC @ Vilnius Film Shorts 2013 (Lithuania) // GOLDEN OLIVE  @ 18th International Television Festival Bar 2013 (Montenegro) // BEST SHORT DOC @ 8th short film festival RELATOS CORTOS (Argentina) // SPECIAL MENTION @ ARTÍCULO 31 FILM FEST (Spain)

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SOLIPSOIDA minimalist portrait of a security guard contemplating violence, justice and his place in the universe.

year of production: 2012, running time: 12 minutes

 

selected for London International Documentary Festival 2012, London, United Kingdom.

WOJTEK KOTOWICZA gaze inside the warped mind of Wojtek Kotowicz, an illegal immigrant from Poland wandering without a clear direction through the city of Brussels.

directed by Frederik Jan Depickere & Pablo Castilla, year of production: 2006, running time: 10 minutes

 

SCREENINGS:

International Film Festival Premiers Plans 2007, Angers, France // DOCUDAYS - International Documentary Film Festival, Beirut, Lebanon. // MIR FESTIVAL 2008, Athens, Greece. // Docville flm festival 2006, Leuven, Belgium // Filmer a Tout Prix flmfestival 2006, Brussels, Belgium. //  NPS New Arrivals flmfestival 2006, Amsterdam, The Netherlands // broadcasted on CulturaTV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2006) // broadcasted on Canvas and TV 1 (VRT), Lichtpunt, Belgium. (2006)