Get to know the short film: I & MYSELF, 5min, Japan, Drama/Fantasy

Playing at the June 29, 2017 Under 5 Minute Film Festival

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Mizuho came to Tokyo to make her dream reality but things have not been going well for her.

“What did I come to Tokyo for…?”

One day, depressed and on her way home, she is stopped by a certain lady. To her astonishment, the lady is another version of herself, another Mizuho.

This is the film of support to those who have their hopes and fears for tomorrow.

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Director’s BIO: Hisanori Tsukuda

Short Film I & MYSELF Playing at the June 29, 2017 Under 5 Minute Film Festival

Director Biography

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Director / Creative Director of NHK (Since2004-)
Film Director

Recent representative work
[Drama]
“The Wife of Gegege”(2009)
“Clouds above the Hill” Season3 (2011)
“Taira no kiyomori”(2012)
“Garasu no ie”(2013)
“Housou Hakubutsukan Kiki-ippatsu”(2014)

[as a Creative Director]
“64”(2015)
“Manben”(2015)
“Sanada Maru”(2016)
“NHK SPECIAL” series

[as Film Director]
“Scandal!”(2010)
Platinum Award winner of World Fest Houston International Film Festival
“Humming” (2015)
Best film & Best Director and 6more awards winner of 48Hour Film Project
Screened at 69th Cannes Film Festival
Official selection of Jecheon International Film & Music Festival
Official selection of International Short & Independent Film Festival, DHAKA
Got 11 awards in JAPAN

Get to know the short film: THE FINAL FAIRYTALE, 1min, UK, Family

Playing at the June 29, 2017 Under 5 Minute Film Festival

A woman looks back at a fading memory of her father and of fairytales .

Ken Williams
Director
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    1 minute
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Ireland
  • Country of Filming:
    Ireland
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director’s BIO: Sewra G Kidane

Short Film Proclamation Punctuation Playing at the June 29, 2017 Under 5 Minute Film Festival

Director Biography

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Sewra G Kidane is a New York City based, award winning Commercial Film Editor, with over 10 years of experience editing with some of New York City’s top advertising agencies, networks and heavy hitters in the music industry. Her love for working with fashion and beauty based film projects lead her to want to direct her own and first fashion film.

The concept for “Proclamation Punctuation” came about from Ms. Kidane noticing how much she herself was using exclamation points in her correspondences. They were everywhere! There were exclamation points in business emails, casual emails, even serious toned emails! Yet, taking them out seriously changed the tone of what she was trying to convey. She’s a very sunshine type of personality and not having them in, just wasn’t staying true to who she was! So they stayed. An epiphany was had which sparked the idea and vision for “Proclamation Punctuation”, an homage fashion film to the exclamation point!

Noticing Black film and Black fashion missing from the fashion film circuit, Ms. Kidane decided to create her own lane and fashion film. Having been in the post production industry for upwards of 15 years, Ms. Kidane curated a select group of skilled and creative colleagues blazing paths in their own respective lanes to work on “Proclamation Punctuation”.

Creating stretches farther than just creative editing for her, and now directing. She is also an accomplished jeweler of her own jewelry line; Waist Beads by Sewra; http://www.WaistBeads.com, specializing in artistry beading and contemporary waist beads; an ancient tradition of adornment. Editing and beading go hand in hand, as one inspires the other to push forward. Waist bead designs, like edit cuts, start off as distinct separate elements, that in the end, come together to form a beautifully strung ensemble.

Director Statement

“My favorite word in the whole wide world is KUJICHAGULIA! It’s a Kwanzaa principle and it means self-determination. I love saying this word, I love hearing it and I love reading it! The spirit of the word has been a guiding force for me even before I knew what the word was or meant. It essentially means to create you own path and your own destiny. Your own way! Because I wasn’t working on the type of films I wanted to edit and because I didn’t see fashion films that reflected and spoke to me as a woman and to my Black beauty… I created my own.”

Get to know the the short film: PROCLAMATION PUNCTUATION, 4min, USA, Dance/Fashion

Playing at the June 29, 2017 Under 5 Minute Film Festival

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“Proclamation Punctuation” is an enthralling fashion film centered on a fabulously fascinating woman reciting a short soliloquy paying homage to her love for using exclamation points in her missives. Periods are so period, where as an exclamation point livens up a sentence! There is simply nothing worse than a long dragged out sentence ending in an uninspiring dull dot! So when exclamation points are your philosophy on life, one must always keep it on the up beat!!

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    • Sewra G Kidane
      Director
    • Yvonne Durant
      Writer
    • Namakula Nasejje Musoke
      Producer
    • Ayo Janeen Jackson
      Key Cast
    • Jenique Bell
      Hair & Make-up
    • Jeffrey Allen Scott
      Music/Original Score
    • Sewra G Kidane
      Fiml Editor
    • Sewra G Kidane
      Creative Director/Direction
    • Chandra L. Moore
      Wardrobe/styling

Get to know the short film: MOUNT ROYAL 2017-09, 2min, Canada, Experimental

Playing at the June 29, 2017 Under 5 Minute Film Festival

A short, non-narrative montage in which scenes from Montreal’s Parc Mont Royal are transformed via custom computer software into a dreamy cascade of colourful, abstract shapes, set to a melodic, sample-based soundtrack.

  • Film Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 29, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director’s BIO: Jeff Draheim

Short Film THE SNOWMAN’S HAT Playing at the June 29, 2017 Under 5 Minute Film Festival

Jeff Draheim is known for his work on as an editor on Frozen (2013), Moana (2016) and The Princess and the Frog (2009). He currently works for Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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