fidmarseille's newsletter n°20 octobre 2005
ESTAMIRA by Marcos Prado
After ten dynamic
years as president of the non-profit organization Vue sur les Docs, organizer
of the FIDMarseille, Michel Trégan has chosen to resign. Turning a
responsibility into a labor of love, Trégan took his task to heart all
throughout these ten years, elaborating and developing this local event in Marseille that now garners international acclaim.
The nomination of a new president was
accompanied by the following changes :
The FID staff is also pleased to welcome Noémie Behr, previously Doctor in Economics for the CERNA at the Ecole des Mines de Paris, who succeeds Frédérique Westhoff as the Secretary General.
Filmmaking remains an activity which concerns more than just images. The filmmaker Vimukthi Jayasundara, selected for the FIDMarseille 2002 edition with LAND OF SILENCE and who had honored us as a member of the International Jury for the 16th edition of the FIDMarseille, recently presented his first full-length feature ABANDONED EARTH, nominated for the Caméra d’Or at the last Cannes Film Festival, in his homeland of Sri Lanka. Obviously indifferent to such distinctions, the Sri Lankan army threatened the director, wishing to discourage him to pursue making « films of this nature ». In an article published in a Sinahala-language journal, an officer in the Sri Lankan army declared that the director should be sentenced to death. Projected since September 9th in various movie-theaters throughout the island, the film was suddenly and inexplicably pulled out of circulation from the country’s five major theaters.
A modest but nonetheless genuine expression of solidarity goes out to Vimukthi Jayasundara.
AVENGE BUT ONE OF MY TWO EYES by
Avi Mograbi, presented in the FID 2005 International Competition and
winner of a Special Mention, was screened at the Cinéma Arenberg
(Bruxelles) on Sunday October 2nd to accompany the filmmaker’s arrival
in Belgium for the screening of several of his films by Le P’tit Ciné.
AN OPEN WINDOW by
Khady Sylla, presented in the FID 2005 International Competition as a
World Premiere and winner of the First Film Prize, was screened October
4th by Le P’tit Ciné at the Espace Delvaux de Watermael Boisfort
Sorties en salle
DES YEUX by
Olivier Zabat, presented in the FID 2004 National Competition as a
World Premiere, and Grand Prize winner of the French Competition comes
out in France on November 9th 2005.
On September 24th, the Correspondances de Manosque Festival presented a screening of films selected by the FID: DETOUR by Pierre Creton and Vincent Barré and DREYER POUR MÉMOIRE- EXERCICE DOCUMENTAIRE by Olivier Derousseau, both present in the FID 2005 French Competition.
Cerbère’s Film Encounters were held from October 14th to October 16th at the Hôtel du Belvédère du Rayon vert (66290 Cerbère). As a guest, the FID presented a program on October 14th which included DETOUR by Pierre Creton and Vincent Barré and BECKETT'S PRISONNERS by Michka Saäl, selected for the FID 2005 French Competition.
« 22ème Festival International du film francophone Tübingen–Stuttgart »
will take place from October 26th to November 7th, 2005. As part of the
partnership between the FIDMarseille and the FIFF of Tübingen, a
screening entitled «Window on Marseille » will present four films:
Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume presents “ Présences du documentaire
contemporain ” from November 15th to December 30th, a screening of
documentary films coming from the FIDMarseille 2005 selection.
Pierre Rehm will serve as a member of the International Jury for the
Jilhava International Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic) which
will be held from October 25th to October 30th, 2005.
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