EL BIENAVENTURADO / 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, shot and edited by Frederik Jan Depickere, written by Carlos Andres Lopez Pazmiño and Frederik Jan Depickere, produced by Alvaro Grijalba Leal, scored by Carlos Andres Lopez Pazmiño, year of production: 2019, country of production: Colombia, running time: 7 minutes, a WAPU LAB production

FESTIVALS:​

Hot Docs 2019, Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Toronto) 

Revelation International Film Festival 2019 (Perth, Australia)

 

THE MATERIALIST

 

A short profile on the epidemiologist Adrian Proenza, one of the 38 Cuban doctors sent to Turin (Italy) to offer his expertise during the first outbreak of the Corona pandemic.

 

directed, shot and edited by Frederik Jan Depickere, produced and commissioned by Jos de Putter for Human / NPO (Dutch public broadcaster), field production by Diana Urrutia Hurtado, music by Jeroen Smets, running time: 12 minutes, year of production: 2020, country of production: The Netherlands, production company: Deepfocus Webdocs

BROADCASTED ON NPO 2, NPO 2 Extra en NPO Start

 

ADRIFT

 

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

directed and edited by Frederik Jan Depickere, cinematography by Alvaro Ruiz Velazco and Frederik Jan Depickere, produced by Corporacíon Fototropica (Colombia) & Cobra Films (Belgium), running time: 8 minutes, year of production: 2013, countries of production: Colombia and Belgium.

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) 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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SOLIPSOID

 

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

directed, shot and edited by Frederik Jan Depickere, year of production: 2012, running time: 12 minutes

WOJTEK KOTOWICZ

 

A gaze inside the warped mind of Wojtek Kotowicz, a Polish immigrant 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

 

FESTIVALS:

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.