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Synopsis

At her new school, Nora gets torn between the will to help her peeved brother and the need to integrate into this new community. Nora is trapped in a loyalty conflict, divided between her father urging her to react and her brother who asks her to remain silent. Although at first she is in solidarity with her brother, Nora will betraye him in an attempt to secure her own connection with the rest of the community.

Written and directed by Laura Wandel
Produced by Dragons Film (BE)
Coproduced by Lunanime
Cast: Laura Verlinden, Sophie Leboutte, Karim Leklou

Genre: Drama feature film

Josep

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Synopsis
February 1939. Overwhelmed by the Republicans fleeing Franco’s dictatorship, the French government confines them in concentration camps. Two men will become friends. On is guard and the other is Josep Bartolí, drawer and anti-Franco combatant.

Director: Aurel
Scenario: Jean-Louis Milesi
Produced by: Serge Lalou – Les films d’Ici Méditerranée
Production Company: Imagic Telecom, France 3 Cinéma, Les Films du Poisson Rouge, Lunanime, Tchack, In Efecto, Les Fées Spéciale

Benelux Distributor:  Lumière Publishing

International Sales: The Party Film Sales

 

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Cleo

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17-year-old Cleo survives a tragic car accident in which both her parents lose their lives. Her grandmother tries to offer Cleo and her brother a home, but ends up bearing the brunt of a rebellious teenager, who searches for comfort with the 12-year older and mysterious Leos.

Directed and writen by Eva Cools
Cast: Anna Franziska Jäger, Yolande Moreau, Roy Aernouts, Martha Canga Antonio, Natali Broods, Lucie Debay, Ishaq El Akel

Production Company: Lunanime

Sales and distribution : Lumière Publishing (Benelux), Be for Films (Worldwide)

Genre: Drama, feature

Running time : 110′

Language : Dutch, French

        

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Mia

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Mia tells the story of a home nurse whom we follow on what appears to be an ordinary day. The encounters she has ultimately lead to a confrontation with herself.

Director: Christina Vandekerckhove
Production Company: Lunanime, InHinterland
Cast: Sofie Decleir, Billy Valcke, Ilse de Koe, Tibo Vandenborre, Viviane De Muynck, Pieter Genard, Dolores Bouckaert, Christine Verheyden

Festival distribution (worldwide) : Agence belge du court métrage

International sales : Lumière Publishing

Genre: Fiction, short

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Mosaic

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Synopsis

In the oldest city of the Middle East, a Kurdish student, a Muslim musician and a Christian little girl are part of a cultural mosaic. When vicious noises bring war upon their city, a mysterious sunfish appears to save them.

Written and directed by Imge Özbilge

Co-directed by Sine Özbilge

Produced by Annemie Degryse

In Co-production with Anne-Laure Guégan, Géraldine Sprimont 

 Sales & Distribution by MIYU (worldwide), Lumière Publishing (Benelux)

Duration: 14:45

Technique : Traditional & 2D animation , Watercolouring

Genre: Animation short film

      

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Directors statement 

Coming from a multicultural background Imge Özbilge has been interested in the clash of cultures.
The duality between tradition and modernity, the East and the West is a recurring topic in the artist and directors works. Mosaic is handling a fragile topic with the intention of breaking certain prejudgments created by the Media towards Middle Eastern cultures. The vocabulary used in the media and our daily news addressing people in need as ‘refugees’ or as a ‘problem’ is creating a distance from the humanitarian aspect. The Middle East is a culturally rich and very diverse geography where many cultures have lived together throughout centuries. Mosaic aims to remind its audience about this multiculturality by portraying divers yet ordinary people from daily life. One of the main challenges in creating the characters of Mosaic was to give them traditional Middle Eastern assets without orientalising them.
During the creation of the world of Mosaic the directors aimed to mirror the odd beauty that is coming out of the clash of traditions and post capitalism in our ‘modern’ world. Migration has always been a part of human history. It is the mix of cultures which has enriched our societies throughout time. At times like these it is crucial to remember that Humanity comes above all Nations.

Imge Özbilge’s Graduation film ‘Camouflage’ premiered in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival in 2017. This selection opened up many new possibilities for the young director. In 2018, Imge started collaborating with her sister Sine Özbilge on Sine’s debut film ‘#21XOXO’, which premiered in 2019 at the BFI Film Festival in London. It won several awards and continues to be in the festival circuit. During the production of #21XOXO, Imge was simultaneously developing her next short film ‘Mosaic’ produced by Lunanime and co-directed by Sine Özbilge.

Biography

Next to directing animated short movies, Imge Özbilge is also experimenting with the medium of animation as an art form. She analyses the boarders between animated film and installation art, questioning its midpoints and distinctions . Imge’s work is based on research and starts with a conceptual question, followed by the exploration of new visual worlds. Between 2009 and 2012, the artist conducted a research on the visualization of middle eastern mythologies. During this process she developed a passion for miniature art. Between 2014 and 2016, she inquired about the contemporary use of this art-form and wrote her thesis ‘Contemporary Ottoman Miniatures’. The surreal elements of her work are based on myths inspired by miniature art and are also a reflections of her own reality.

Kom hier dat ik u kus

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When Mona is nine, her mother dies in a car accident. Her father Vincent finds another lover called Marie, who is younger and very demanding as she claims all the attention as “new” mother. Mona needs to call her ‘mom’ and on top of that Marie gets pregnant soon after moving in with their family. Mona makes the best of it in her own way as she feels responsible for the success of this new family, even though it is at the expensive of her own feelings. We follow her throughout her childhood, twenties and thirties and see how she starts to realize she has to stop letting people walk all over her.

Based on the book “Kom hier dat ik u kus” by Griet Op de Beeck.

Directors & writers: Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Niels van Koevorden

Producers: Submarine (NL), Lunanime (BE)

Genre: drama, tragi-comedy
Running time: 100′
Language: Dutch

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La Costa Dorada

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In order to help her parents who are affected by the crisis in Spain, Erika leaves for a job on the Costa Dorada coast. There, she will sing for tourists while in Madrid one of the most important demonstrations of the ‘Indignados’ social movement is about to take place. Alone in an unknown city, she finds herself confronted even more brutally with the crisis.

Director and script: Noémie Gruner

 

Producers: Perspective Films, Need Productions, Lunanime

Genre : Animated short

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Camouflage

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Office clerk Amouf lives in fear watching the rise of De Jager. This flamboyant and highly intimidating creature is a hate-instigating politician, who promised to free society from people like Amouf. When they meet, De Jager urges Amouf to cooperate in this vile hunt for ‘monsters’.

Director: Remco Polman

Producer: Mooves, Lunanime

Writers: Jantiene de Kroon & Remco Polman

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Genre: Animation short
Running time: 18′

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Le chat qui pleure

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A ten-year-old boy who hates his little brother is punished by his mother and has to spend an afternoon with a scary old man. The boy will learn a lesson about life when he discovers the old man’s terrible secret.

Director: Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol

Producers: Folimage, Lunanime

Genre: Animation short
Running time: 8’37”

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21 XOXO

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21 XOXO is a surreal and humorous reflection on the 21st century youth. The story is about a girl and her online search for love in times of social media, speed dating, cyberlove, hipster culture and post-net attitudes. The main character takes us on a journey throughout a colourful and bizarre imaginary world filled with absurd, surreal en metaphoric scenes.

Director: Sine Özbilge
Scenario: Sine Özbilge
Produced by: Annemie Degryse
Production Company: Lunanime
Cast: Indra De Bruyn, Darya Gantura, Steven Boen

Genre: Animation short

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