Cherry Blossoms receives Special Mention at FIDOCS Chile

The experimental short film Cherry Blossoms by An Van Dienderen received a Special Mention by the Short Film Jury at FIDOCS Chile (24 – 29 June). Cherry Blossoms has already finished screenings at festivals such as FIDMarseille earlier this month, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen last May and the Créteil International Women’s Film Festival in March.

Cherry BlossomsFIDOCS, the International Documentary Films Festival in Santiago, Chile, founded in 1997, plays more than 90 films during six days. Its mission is to offer people the opportunity to discover as much films as possible. FIDOCS has become one of the most important spaces for sharing and discussing documentary films in Latin America. The festival’s current edition hosted three separate competitions and aimed at pushing the boundaries of the definition of documentary. Cherry Blossoms screened in the fest’s International Competition section “Monsieur Guillaume”, where it was awarded a Special Mention by the Jury.

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Published on Tuesday 16 July 2013

A myriad of Flemish filmmakers selected for FIDMarseille

For this year’s official competition, as well as for certain side events at the International Documentary Festival of Marseille (FIDMarseille, 2-8 July), a variety of Flemish filmmakers have found themselves selected. The Joycean Society by Dora Garcia was picked for the International Competition. For the side event Parallel Screens, the Flemish selectees are Dust Breeding by Sarah Vanagt, Tokyo Giants by Nicolas Provost and An Van Dienderen’s Cherry Blossoms. Finally, Vincent Meessen’s La Poule d’Ombredane was chosen as one of the 2013 FIDLab projects.

As per continuation of previous years’ trend, production company Auguste Orts sees another film into FIDMarseille’s International Competition with the selection of The Joycean Society. Amongst the international jury members we find award-winning Flemish director Sven Augustijnen, who himself presented his film Spectres at 2011’s FIDMarseille, winning a Special Mention.

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Published on Monday 1 July 2013

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