Director Biography – Ignacio Lasierra Pinto (FIRST COMMUNION)

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Ignacio Lasierra is PhD in Communication. He studied the Master of Script Fiction for Film & Television from the UPSA (Salamanca) and the Master in Film, Television and New Technologies from the URJC (Madrid). He has written and directed the short films: Al otro lado (2002), Rastro (2006), Salomón (2008), La granja (2011) and the short documentary Mi tío Ramón (2015). He has received numerous awards at various national and international festivals. Currently, he´s Lecturer and researcher at the San Jorge University (Spain).

Ratings

Short Film: FIRST COMMUNION, 20min., Spain, Drama

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Maria wants to make her deceased mother;s last wish come true. Nevertheless, in her family, nobody seems to care.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Spain
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain
  • Film Language:
    Spanish
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16/9
  • Film Color:
    Color
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Director Biography – Eileen BYRNE (TOUCH ME)

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Born in Luxembourg to a German mother and a French-Scottish father, Eileen started co-writing and directing her first plays and musicals as a teenager. After her baccalaureate at the European School she started to work as a trainee on several film and theatre productions in Luxembourg. She went on to study Performing Arts at the University of Winchester and theatre, music and history of art at Munich University, while continuing to work as a script supervisor, 3rd assistant director and production assistant on a regular basis. In 2007 she started her studies of film directing at the University of television and film in Munich, during which she spent one year at the Toulouse film school where she was awarded an additional Master’s degree in directing. Whilst studying she made several short films which were selected for festivals in a variety of countries around the world and co-wrote three feature films (one of which was released in 2012). As a result of her mixed background, she likes to work in several languages and often deals in her movies with the subject of cultural identity in particular, but also themes like family and identity in general.
„What remains“ is her final year project at the University of Television and Film Munich. She is currently developing two feature films.

Short Film: TOUCH ME, 21min, Luxembourg, Drama

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Alice has a fight on her hands. Against her breast cancer which makes her feel so helpless as she sees her body changing.

News & Reviews

JULY 2019 Screenplay/Film Winners

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festival posterRED & THE KINGDOM OF SOUND, UK, Animation/Fantasy

festival posterDIVINE CONSULTANTS – THE BEGINNING, Finland, Animation/Adventure

festival posterTURN IT AROUND, 9min., Netherlands, Romance

festival posterTHE VICTORY OF CHARITY, 24min., Austria, Comedy

festival posterWOW TAPES: ITALIA, 5min., Italy, Documentary

festival posterTEN MINUTES TOPS, 6min, France, Comedy

festival posterTHE GLORIOUS PEANUT, 18min., Belgium, Comedy

festival posterSLASHED!, 8min., UK, Horror/Comedy

 

 

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

JUNE 2019 Screenplay/Film Winners

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festival posterDO NOT SING TO ME, MY BEAUTY, 6min., Netherlands, Music

festival posterPASSAGE, 6min., France, Experimental

festival posterT.I.M: This Is Me, 4min., UK, Drama

festival posterELI, 11min., UK, Drama

festival posterQUEENS WAY, 4min., UK, Documentary

festival posterWATERMORPHOSIS, 4min., Germany, Dance

 

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

May 2019 Screenplay/Film Winners

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festival posterTHE NOISE OF THE LIGHT, 23min., France, Sci-Fi

festival posterANTENNA, 16min., Germany, Sci-Fi

festival posterSONGBIRD, 14min., UK, Fantasy

festival posterACCOMPLICE, 19min., Spain, Thriller

festival posterBLOODBURN, 7min., Netherlands, Crime/Thriller

festival posterTHE BROTHER, 4min., UK, LGBT/Comedy

 

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

festival posterCHAMP, 30min, Germany, LGBT/Sports

festival posterMISTER EGG, 8min., UK, Comedy

festival posterTHE NOISE OF THE LIGHT, 23min., France, Drama/Sci-Fi

festival posterSeth Scott™ – elxr_Track3_v2.3, 3min., UK, Music Video

festival posterSTARLIGHT, 4min., UK, Experimental

festival posterDESERTED EYES, 3min., Greece, Animation

festival posterBLACK OUT, 15min., Switzerland, Dance

festival posterPORCELAIN, 5min., UK, Dance

festival posterMOVEMENT NEVER LIES, 3min., France, Dance

festival posterHYPRA, 3min., Germany, Dance

festival posterWAY OF LIFE, 10min., Portugal, Documentary

 

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

February 2019 Screenplay/Film Winners

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festival posterPOSITIVE, 2min., France, Experimental

festival posterOF SILENCE, 6min., Belgium, Dance

festival poster“ROPPONGI BOYS” JET LAGZ, 2min., Poland, Music

festival posterUNEXPECTED ITEM, 10min., UK, Romance/Fantasy

festival posterBLOSSOM, 10min., France, Romance/Horror

 

 

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

January 2019 Screenplay/Film Winners

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festival posterEUROPEAN 1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Starfarers by David Hearne

festival posterTEA & COFFEE, 9min., UK, Drama/Family

festival posterGAMES WE PLAY, 9min., Denmark, Drama

festival posterSHOT FIRED, 7min, France, Drama/Family

festival posterSOCKS, 9min., Czech Republic, Comedy

festival posterTHE SON OF A MATADOR, 11min., Belgium, Drama/Family

festival posterTHE BOY WITH THE TEDDY, 14min., Germany, Drama/Family

festival posterBREAKDOWN, 10min., France, Comedy/Crime

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch