SND Films
By Tamara Shogaolu
2017
Animation
12 min.
NL/USA/Egypt
English/Arabic
Produced by Tamara Shogaolu
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After a traumatic encounter, a young, gay Egyptian joins the LGBT rights movement. When his safety is jeopardized, he must choose whether to stay in the country he loves or seek asylum elsewhere as a refugee. HALF A LIFE is a timely story of activism and hope, set in the increasingly dangerous, oppressive, and unstable social climate of Egypt today.

Film Festivals & Screenings

*2017 MOMA
*2017 Docfest Sheffield
*2017 International Animation Film Festival Annecy
*2017 Frameline
*2017 Outfest

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SND Films
By Alain Delannoy
2016
Animation
9 min.
Canada
English
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There are things in life you never forget.  One of them, like it or not, is “The Talk”.

In the film, adults share memories of the time when their parents first tried to explain sex to them. Using actual recordings of these recollections and a mix of hand drawn images, photographs, computer generated images as well as stop frame animated toys and props, the memories of several individuals have been caringly recreated in order to best present the awkwardness of one of life’s strangest occurrences.

– BEST ANIMATED SHORT: WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL, WARSAW, POLAND (2016)
– FIRST PRIZE – BEST ANIMATION: FLICKER’S RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, RI, USA (2016)
– BEST ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL: WINDY AWARDS, WINNIPEG FILM GROUP, WINNIPEG, CANADA (2017)
– PRIX DEVARTI AWARD: ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL, ANN ARBOR, USA (2017)
– HONARABLE MENTION: ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL, ATLANTA, USA (2017)
– AUDIENCE FAVORITE AWARDS: DAWSON CITY INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, YUKON, CANADA (2017)

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SND Films
By André Schäfer
& Jascha Hannover
2017
documentary
52 & 90 min.
Germany / Netherlands
English / German
Produced by Florianfilm Gmbh
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He was one of Hollywood’s greatest writers and directors. Original footage of Wilder, conversations with his colleagues, archive and new film material document an eventful century in history and present a portrait of a man who was anything but boring.

Born Samuel Wilder in Galicia, Billy Wilder fled from Berlin as a young reporter via Paris and New York when the Nazis rose to power. He lived in many places; but it is in Hollywood that he ultimately settled. “NEVER BE BORING: BILLY WILDER” offers the viewer an intimate portrait of the star director and invites to take a glimpse at the machinery of the dream factory and Billy Wilder’s films, at their inner workings and mechanisms.

The Film offers insight into the life and mindset of a cinematic genius. Billy Wilder speaks for himself in countless original recordings and in exclusive newly filmed interviews his companions and contemporaries such as director Volker Schlöndorff, actor Mario Adorf, Swiss actress Marthe Keller and Paul Diamond, himself a script writer, son of Wilder’s most important writing partner, I.A.L. Diamond, reminisce about Wilder.

Via trailers and film extracts from his masterpieces the film documents and analyses Wilder’s cinematographic works; his tremendous standing in the industry is attested by conversations with his companions. His quotes, sometimes full of sarcasm, sometimes full of endearing humour, reveal much about the life of the famous writer and director. NEVER BE BORING: BILLY WILDER The film takes us to the places where these memories were formed.

 

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SND Films
By Marcel Tigchelaar
2017
animation
2'15 min.
The Netherlands
No dialogue
Produced by Anikey
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Some beverages are refreshing in more ways than one…

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SND Films
By Eric Giessmann
Website director
2017
Animation
6'31 min.
The Netherlands
No dialogue
Produced by Serious Film
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As the world starts moving around him, the young desert dweller decides to follow the footprints of his fellow tribesmen to the origin of natural forces, time.

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SND Films
By Cathinka Tanberg
Website director
2017
animation
11 min.
Norway
Norwegian
Produced by Mikro Film
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A young girl happens to catch the most medium sized fish in the world and receives instant fame. But what happens when the fish gains weight?

Selected for Aspen International Short Film Festival 2017

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