CORAJE

COURAGE

Documentary | 78 Min | Germany, Mexico | 2018

Synopsis: The lives of three young boys in Mexico City during and after their time in prison struggling to find their place in the outside-world. They don´t only share a history of abuse, violence, poverty and criminality, but also the therapeutic experience of Theater in jail. A experience, they would gladly continue, if they only knew how to make it compatible with the real world they live in the streets of the big town after their release

Production: Freie Universität Berlin, European Research Council, ABO International

Director: Janina Möbius

DoP: Ernesto Pardo, Ricardo del Conde

Editor: Alfredo Castro

* DocsMX 2018, Mexico City International Documentary Film Festival. Official selection

JOHN BERGER oder Die Kunst des Sehens

JOHN BERGER OR THE ART OF LOOKING

Documentary | 55 Min | Germany | 2016

Synopsis: Art, politics and motorcycles: on the occasion of his 90th birthday JOHN BERGER OR THE ART OF LOOKING is an intimate portrait of the writer and art-critic whose ground-breaking work on seeing has shaped our understanding for over five decades

Production: Ma.ja.de Filmproduktion. In co-production with BBC and ZDF in association with ARTE, SRF and SVT

Director: Cordelia Dvorák

DoP: Piotr Rosolowski

Editor: Alfredo Castro

Website: en.majade.de/films/john-berger-oder-die-kunst-des-sehens

* Guadalajara International Film Festival 

* Animation & Contemporary Art FF Olomouc 2016 Thessaloniki IDF 2017
* Guadalajara International Film Festiva
* Art FIFA Montréal 2017
* DOK.fest Munich 2017

NEBENZIMMER

NEXT ROOM

Fiction | 40 Min | Germany | 2018

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Synopsis: The sudden death of Mano's wife Lena, put's him in a state of shock. Lena was critically ill but Mano accuses the doctor to bear the blame. At down Mano visits his brother-in-law to ask him for help

Production: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln

Director: Christos Netsos
Cinematography: Miriam Kolesnyk
Editor: Alfredo Castro

AUßEN FRIEDEN, INNEN KRIEG

OUTSIDE PEACE, INSIDE WAR

Documentary | 29 Min | Germany | 2017

Synopsis: More than 70 years after the end of WW2, Hilde and her surviving sister speak about their experiences of sexual and physical violence perpetrated against them and their sisters by soldiers during the war. This film speaks about and to the violence and trauma perpetrated against women and girls in war and crisis zones around the world, both past and present, and its impact on women’s lives.

Production: KaMaBe

Director: Katja Berls

Editor: Alfredo Castro

* 12th MONACO CHARITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Monaco)MAY 14, 2017
* 2nd FICII - INCA IMPERIAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lima, Peru)MAY 18, 2017
* 5th LONDON FEMINIST FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)AUGUST 17, 2017
* 12th SHORTS MEXICO – FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES DE MEXICO (INT’L DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION Category, Mexico City, Mexico)SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
* 2nd SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS (Documentary Short Film Category, San José, Costa Rica) OCTOBER 25, 2017 
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY AWARD.
* 1st BLUE DANUBE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)NOVEMBER 4, 2017
* NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARD (Competition, North Carolina, USA)NOVEMBER 16, 2017
* STEAM HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Avenal, CA, USA)DECEMBER 8, 2017
* 4th LEBANON INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nabatiyeth, Lebanon) * DECEMBER 16, 2017
* 5th SUDAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (SIFF) 2018 (Official Selection, Khartoum, Sudan)JANUARY 21, 2018
* 13th THE MYRTLE BEACH INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA)

DIE BOMBENLEGERIN

THE BOMB- LAYING GIRL

Fiction | 20 Min | Germany | 2015

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Synopsis: Mathilda, 16 years old, struggles with the challenges of growing up. Unsatisfied with the world that surrounds her, she tries to revolt. She doesn't want to dance along with all the others, but resistance is not that easy. In her dimmed room, she builds bombs, but she doesn‘t know yet, where to place her anger.

Production: Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

Director: Bernadette Kolonko

DoP: Omri Aloni

Editor: Alfredo Castro


* Sehsüchte - Internationales Studenten Filmfestival. Potsdam 2016
* 12. Achtung Berlin-The new Berlin film award
* Made in Berlin-Brandenburg - Bester Kurzfilm

DER KRIMINELLE

THE CRIMINAL

Fiction | 30 Min | Germany | 2014

Synopsis: Johannes, fresh released from prison, hit a lot of snags by trying to readapt a normal life in his old environment.

Production: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln

Director: Christos Netsos

DoP: Miriam Kolesnyk

Editor: Alfredo Castro


* 7. Empfang der Filmhochschulen 
* 21. Auteur Film Festival Belgrad
* 57. Thessαloniki Internationαl Film Festivαl. Agora Film Market

DER LETZTE BUS

The Last Bus

Fiction | 15 Min | Germany | 2014

Synopsis: Miso misses her bus to Paris. Luckily, George is around doing slow- motion dance.

Production: Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

Director: Dieu Hao Do

DoP: Martin Gasch

Editor: Alfredo Castro


* Camerimage Film Festival / Panorama, Poland

BUBENÍČEK

16 mm | Documentary | 17 Min | Germany | 2013

Synopsis: “Bubeníček” is a personal portrait of the amazing Czech twins Jiří and Otto Bubeníček, world-class classical and contemporary ballet dancers. When you see someone dance, you can see his soul.

Production: Filmuniversität Babelsberg „Konrad Wolf“

Director: Dieu Hao Do
Cinematography: Omri Aloni
Editor: Alfredo Castro

*Tel Aviv 16th International Student Film Festival 2014
*San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2014

 

Awards:

Best Documentary
Open Eyes Filmfest, 2014, Marburg, Germany

MÄDCHENFLÜGEL

GIRL’S WINGS
Documentary | 80 Min | Germany | 2014

Synopsis: During an International Youth Dance Exchange Program, the lives of two young women come together: Hiba (17 years old)  from Sheikh Dannoon, a Muslim village in Israel, and  Laura  (18 years old) from Berlin. Soon it becomes evident that the two girls are united by a strong spiritual rapport.

Production: Filmuniversität Babelsberg „Konrad Wolf“

Director: Hanna Salzer

Cinematography: Omri Aloni

Editor: Alfredo Castro

MILLIMETERARBEIT

Millimeter precision
Fiction | 20 Min | Germany | 2013

Synopsis: The jung boxer Sonja meets after long time her twin brother Roland. This encounter revives an old family-drama that will change their lives.

Production: Filmuniversität Babelsberg „Konrad Wolf“

Director: Brigitte Maria Bertele

Cinematography: Christoph Rohrscheidt

Editor: Alfredo Castro

PUEBLOS UNIDOS

THE FARMS

Documentary | 60 Min | Mexico | 2009

Synopsis: In 1994, the U.S. transnational company Granjas Carroll began operations in the valley of Cofre de Perote, in Veracruz. At the beginning, the farmers thought the Company would benefit the community with the pig farm, but as time went on they realized they had been deceived: the farm contaminated the air, the land and the water. The farmers got organized to protest, but the inevitable effects would develop into a terrible Swine Flu in 2009: it began in the village La Gloria and spreads throughout the world.

Director: Felipe Casanova, Miguel Díaz

Agraviados Films

*7. International Film Festival Morelia, Mexico, 2009.

*DOCSDF 4. International Documentary Film Festival Mexico City, 2009.

* Latin American Film Festival Itinéraires. Brussels, Belgium, 2009.

*18. Latin American Film Festival, Biarritz France, 2009.

*Havana Film Festival Cuba, 2009.

LOS AGRAVIADOS

THE AFFECTED

Documentary | 50 Min | Mexico | 2007

Synopsis: 2006 was a decisive year in Mexico‘s modern history. The extreme violent repressions against the peasants in Atenco, the teacher’s movement against the Governor Ulises Ruiz in Oaxaca and the citizen movement against the fraudulent presidential election illustrate a devastating panorama of the social and political crisis in Mexico.

Production: Agraviados Films

Director: Felipe Casanova, Miguel Díaz

*Festival de la Memoria Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico, 2007

SENSOPERCEPCIÓN

Video Installation | 8 Min | Mexico | 2007

 

Synopsis: Video Installation for three video channels on the theme of audiovisual perception of time and space.

Production: FONCA-CONACULTA

Director and Editor: Alfredo Castro

EPITAFIO

EPITAPH

Video art | 3 Min | Mexico | 2001

 

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Synopsis: Life, dreams and survival in parallel realities.

Production: CAAV Centro de Arte Audiovisual,  Guadalajara, Mexico.

Director and Editor: Alfredo Castro

* CHROMA 03. International Festival for Audiovisual Arts. Guadalajara, Mexico, 2001. Winner of the People's Choice Award.

* V.A.I.A Videoart Filmfestival Alcocer, Spanien, 2004