DA YIE – Anthony Nti and Chingiz Karibekov use Ghana’s beauty to instil the audience with confusion

Director/ writer Anthony Nti and writer Chingiz Karibekov create an insightful perspective of child trafficking in Da Yie, a film follows two children and their brush with kidnapping. Set in Ghana where youth kidnappings are on the rise, the issue is not explained through statistics or graphs, but as an inconspicuous and covert operation.  Awarded the Grand Prix at the 42nd International Film Festival Clermont … Continue reading DA YIE – Anthony Nti and Chingiz Karibekov use Ghana’s beauty to instil the audience with confusion

Martin Winter’s and Sebastian Schmidl’s Day Release shares the story of a single incarcerated mother

Nominated for the Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes at Palm Springs International ShortFest  Martin Winter’s and Sebastian Schmidl’s Day Release shares a story of a young woman who is trying to do the best for her son whilst living behind bars. Day Release has won numerous high profile international film awards and has just been nominated for the Oscar-qualifying award at Palm Springs. Single mother Kathi receives day release from … Continue reading Martin Winter’s and Sebastian Schmidl’s Day Release shares the story of a single incarcerated mother

FILM FESTIVAL NEWS – 87.5 % of Female Filmmakers in NIFF’s line up

Not only does EVERY FILM at the Nordic International Film Festival get the chance to receive distribution, a massive 87% of its filmmakers are female! The line up this year looks very exciting, so if you are in NY from October 31st to November 4th head down to see some of these films at Scandinavia House. This year, they have selected 24 Nordic and International … Continue reading FILM FESTIVAL NEWS – 87.5 % of Female Filmmakers in NIFF’s line up