Winners Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne 2017

Winners "Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne 2017"

Tatara Samurai

In 16th century Japan, a young man has to choose between becoming a master steel maker like his father and grandfather before him, or becoming a samurai so that he can help protect his village from attacks by the various clans which want the high-quality steel made there.

 

  • Yoshinari Nishikôri
    Director
    Konshin
  • Yoshinari Nishikôri
    Writer
    Konshin
  • Hirotaka Mori
    Producer
    High and Low
  • Sho Aoyagi
    Key Cast
    High and Low
  • Naoki Kobayashi
    Key Cast
    High and Low
  • Akira
    Key Cast
    High and Low
     

 


 

 

 

Mazar-e Sharif

 This is the story of Taliban’s attack to Iranian Consulate in Mazar-e Sharif (1998) that results in the martyrdom of some Iranian diplomats.

  • Hassan Barzideh
    Director
     
  • Mehdi Shirzad
    Writer
     
  • Manouchehr Shahsavari
    Producer
     
  • Hoseyn Yari
    Key Cast
     

 


 

 

 Prahala

 

A City. A Historian. A Hairdresser.
Identity. Illusion. Inspiration.

A Poetic Meditation
On Music, Memory, and Love's Creation

 

  • Beni Adam
    Director
     
  • Beni Adam
    Writer
     
  • Beni Adam
    Producer
     
  • Beni Adam
    Key Cast
     
  • Vica Kerekes
    Key Cast
     
  • Tana Pauhofova
    Key Cast
     
  • Hana Vagnerova
    Key Cast
     
  • Lawrence Sheldon
    Key Cast
     
  • Jeremi Durand
    Key Cast
     
  • Ted Otis
    Key Cast
     
  • Sarka Vaculikova
    Key Cast
     
  • Jana Strykova
    Key Cast
     
  • Pavel Batek
    Key Cast
     

 


 

 Haka and Guitars

 During the Pacific’s most bloody Civil War, the New Zealand Army found a way to achieve peace without guns and violence. Through the powerful influence of women and multiculturalism 'Haka and Guitars' shows the world there is a way to achieve peace in our time. Fiona Cassidy (NgatiKuri, Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa) – a former Major in the New Zealand Army – returns to Bougainville to reflect on ‘Operation Belisi’, modern history’s most successful peacekeeping mission.

 

  • John Keir
    Director
     
  • Roger Yeaxlee
    Writer
     
  • William Watson
    Producer
     
  • Fiona Cassidy
    Key Cast
     
  • Roger Mortlock
    Key Cast
     
  • Joseph Kabui
    Key Cast
     
  • Sam Kauona
    Key Cast
     


 

 Solitude

Margaret is an 80 year old widow who spends each day visiting her local train station. She pleasantly sits on a bench absorbing the surroundings which give her a lot of bliss. The staff are aware of her presence and give her something significant in an envelope, hoping she'll no longer return. What's in the envelope?

 

  • Michael Raso
    Director
    Solitude
  • Michael Raso
    Writer
    Solitude
  • Michael Raso
    Producer
    Solitude
  • JD Cohen
    Producer
    Ravenswood
  • Maggie Blinco
    Key Cast
    Crocodile Dundee 1, and 2

 

 

 I don't like her

 eli has been involved in a personality dualism and regardless of her constant disagreemets with here fathr'she stil seeks her true nature

 

  • javad daraei
    Director
     
  • javad daraei
    Writer
     
  • javad daraei
    Producer
     
  • arezo dehkordi
    Key Cast
     
  • stode taqoraei
    Key Cast
     
  • mahtab salmani
    Key Cast
     
  • shima daraei
    Key Cast
     

 

 The Snow Queen 3

The rare gift of getting into all kinds of trouble is their family trait. What else can you expect from the ones raised among trolls in snowy lands? But now Kai and Gerda have grown up and entered a new stage - this time they are going to cause a global disaster...

 

  • Alexey Tsitsilin
    Director
     
  • Alexey Tsitsilin
    Writer
     
  • Alexey Zamyslov
    Writer
     
  • Robert Lence
    Writer
     
  • Vladimir Nikolaev
    Writer
     
  • Vladimir Nikolaev
    Producer
     
  • Yuriy Moskvin
    Producer
     

 

 In April

 A man drives away from home waiting for that moment to opt for suicide. On the verge of insanity, he discovers a strange travel companion.

 

  • Carlo Bruno
    Director
     
  • Carlo Bruno
    Writer
     
  • Carlo Bruno
    Producer
     
  • Susana Caula
    Producer
     
  • Carlo Bruno
    Key Cast
    Cotton String, Civil War,
    Chocolate Milkshake
  • Marina Bruno
    Key Cast
    Cotton String, Waste of a Fall,
    Run, Chocolate Milkshake

 

 Right Here For You

 This song is for Kayla's Father who dies accidentally in a police mission. Kayla is six-year-old, lives in a Chinese-American family. Her life changes dramatically since then and she has to grow up quickly, learn to be strong and positive, and cheer her family by singing songs.

 

  • Kate Bohan
    Director
  • Pinqing Li
    Producer
     
  • Kayla Bohan
    Key Cast
     

 


 

 Oblivion Season

An ex-prostitute starts a new life by marrying her loved one but leaving the shadow of her dark past is not as easy as it seemed before. Now she is the prisoner of her loved one and to earn her freedom she should fight with the masculine society………..
Director View :
In Iran's today society making a film about prostitutes is a real challenge cause the society and government deny their very existence. Now it's much more difficult that your protagonist be an ex-prostitute.
I tried to show a woman behind bars and fences all over today's Tehran, whom is trying to overcome all the intolerance and traditional and religious dogmatism in her society, to live and stay alive. A society which doesn't wish to let her forget the past.
When this woman “Fariba” releases herself from her house that is actually her prison , she finds herself in a bigger prison that is the society. This is a true story , the scriptwriter used to have a neighbor like this and he told me when she ran away from her house nobody didn’t know where she went and what is she doing until now and then It was a motivation for me to make this true story a film that shows this kind of women’s issues in society. After this film has been released , the government didn’t give the permission for screening for this film because of the bitter realism that was inside the scenes of this film and showed the bitter truth of the society.

 

 

  • Masoud Farjam
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 38 seconds
     
 

 


 

 

 Resurrection Time Conspiracy

 

It seems like an innocent research project when the Institute of Learning employs the greatest minds across the world to create a matter transfer machine. But the institute is really a covert organization funded by Islamic Extremists and the matter transfer machine is being created as a GPS bomb delivery system.

When the youngest geniuses’ discover matter transfer, they also discover time travel and the true intentions of the institute. Ram Goldstein, the brightest teen, is forced to complete to project or watch all his love ones die.

The Terrorists go on a mission to commit the ultimate Jihad. They travel back in time to kill Jesus before he can be crucified and prove that he is not God. The teens are the world’s only hope as they must adventure back in time and to avert the catastrophe, before the new time continuum overwrites itself.

The teens arrive in 33 AD, with assassins hot on their tails. Trapped in the past the teens must interact with Biblical characters to defeat the assassins, restore the time continuum, save Jesus, and try to find a way back to whatever future awaits them.

Jim Carroll has had three published books. "Cover of Darkness", which is an faith-based, end-time thriller, was published by Huntington House and became their best-selling novel in 1990. In 1992, Huntington House published Jim's novel, "Angel Vision." "Angel Vision" is about a group of people trapped in the spiritual realm.

Jim's third book, "Hollywood Dating Blunders", was published by Skyward Publishing in 2001. It is a "How to have a healthy approach to dating" book from a faith-based perspective. Jim used his experience teaching Sunday school in a singles department over a five year span to come up with the principles in the book.

 

 

 My Life I Don't Want

 A short animated film about the life of a Myanmar girl inspired by the true stories.

 

  • Nyan Kyal Say
    Director
     
  • Nyan Kyal Say
    Writer
     
  • Nyan Kyal Say
    Producer

 

Little Raven

In a land overrun by the oppressive Sanctus regime, 18 year old Mellori spends her life privately educating lost children from the streets - a law violation of the highest nature. When her children are forcibly removed and taken to be raised in the military, Mellori must face some tough decisions - and at the same time confront her traumatic past.

 

 

  • Scott Majidi
    Director
     
  • Scott Majidi
    Writer
     
  • Kai Yap Min Claire
    Producer
     
  • Cadell Shalders
    Producer
     
  • Charlotte Matilda Weber
    Producer
     
  • Scott Majidi
    Producer
     
  • Dailin Manning
    Key Cast
     
  • Anthony Smith
    Key Cast
     
  • Paul Davey
    Key Cast
     
  • Charlotte Matilda Weber
    Key Cast
    My Name is Grace
  • Noah D'Annunzio
    Key Cast
    Paper Planes
  • Charlize Rebelo
    Key Cast
     
  • Ava Gillies
    Key Cast
     
  • Lilas Areias Da Mata
    Key Cast
     
  • Rohan Eshraghi
    Key Cast

 


 

 

 For Mum Who Made Me Sad

 A little boy. A depressed mother. The ghost of a little girl.
How can you comfort someone you love?

 

  • Natascha Zink
    Director
    Nostalgia
  • Natascha Zink
    Writer
    Nostalgia
  • Nicholas Jackson
    Producer
     
  • Natascha Zink
    Producer
     
  • Lukas Wörner
    Key Cast
     
  • Alexandra Wenzel
    Key Cast
     
  • Nicholas Jackson
    Director Of Photography
    Nostalgia, Limbo, Moments

 

 

 

About Want and Need

Since Will has lost his wife his relationships are completely moribund. Now he tries to get over his loss by projecting his problems onto Gertrude, his bird. But the new relationship does not seem to result in any improvements. Will projects his fears onto the helpless bird that just doesn't seem to be open for this kind of mental training.

  • Sarah Heinrich
    Director
     
  • Sarah Heinrich
    Writer
     
  • Liv Scharbatke
    Writer
     
  • Tobias Müller
    Producer
     
  • Hanna Binswanger
    Technical Director
  • Nicole Rothermel
    Lighting
     
  • Carol Ratajczak
    Lighting
     
  • Alexander Richter
    Shading
     
  • Tim Markgraf
    Compositing
     
  • Sebastian Zeeden
    Title Design
     
  • Elias Kremer
    Texturing
  • Kiana Naghshineh
    Texturing
     
  • Steve Hudson
    Key Cast
     
  • Louis Friedemann Thiele
    Key Cast
     
  • Patrick Seletzky
    Key Cast
     
  • Dennis Müller
    Modeling
     
  • Martin Kögel
    Modeling
  • AJ Creek
    Modeling
     
  • Tobias Trebeljahr
    Setdesign
     
  • Meike Katrin Stein
    Composer
     
  • Adriana Espinal
    Sound Design
     
  • Sarah Heinrich
    Animation
     
  • Conrad Lobst
    Camera

Red Ochre - the Last Guards of the Holy Fire

"Red Ochre - the Last Guards of the Holy Fire" is a documentary film about the rapid dying of a traditional culture: The Himba tribe in Northern Namibia.
Since the 16th century the nomads populate in widespread collectives the region around river Kunene in Northwest Namibia. Up to today, many Himba try to keep their traditional way of life, though climate change, governmental development projects and the pursuit of westernization by the younger generations are putting their culture into high danger.
At the holy fire the tribal elder and chief Hivazako Hembinda tells of the spiritual wealth of a culture that will soon disappear.

 

 

  • Tim Drabandt
    Director
     
  • Fanon Kabwe
    Director
     
  • Tim Drabandt
    Writer
     
  • Fanon Kabwe
    Writer
     
  • Tim Drabandt
    Producer
     
  • Fanon Kabwe
    Producer
     
  • Hivazako Hembinda and his family
    Key Cast
     
2017