Fogo Island Film Weekend

November 15 to 17
Fogo Island Inn Cinema

Fogo Island Arts presents the inaugural Fogo Island Film Weekend, a special program of international feature and short films that consider the diversity of relationships between nature and society. Held on Fogo Island  and in St John’s, the Film Weekend features highlights from the Fogo Island Film: Resistance and Resilience annual series, winning submissions to an international competition for short films, invited guests in conversation, educational programs, and thematic workshops.

PROGRAM
Free and open to all
 
Friday, November 15:  

6:30-8:15 pm
Introduction & Welcome        
Alexandra McIntosh and Goran Petrović Lotina, Curators, Fogo Island Film
Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Gabrielle Brady. Germany, UK, Australia, 2018, 94 min.

8:15-9:00 pm
Q&A with filmmaker Gabrielle Brady

Based in Berlin, Gabrielle Brady is an Australian filmmaker who makes cinematic documentary films in creative collaboration with film participants. Island of the Hungry Ghosts has won over 30 awards including best documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival; the Byens-Chagoll Award at Visions du Réel; and the Amsterdam Human Rights Award at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), among others. 

Saturday, November 16:

10:00 am
A Whale of a Tale     
Megumi Sasaki. Japan, 2017, 96 min.

1:00-2:30 pm
Short Program 1  
Winning submissions from the Fogo Island Film 2019: Resistance and Resilience international open call for short films (90 min).

La Pesca Pablo Alvarez-Mesa, Fernando López Escrivá. Colombia, 2017, 22 min.
For the Love of Corals Sonia Levy. UK, 2019, 24 min.
Eulogy for the Dead Sea Polina Teif. Canada, 2018, 24 min.
Gems and Minerals Diane Borsato. Canada, 2018, 25 min.

3:30 pm
Genesis 2.0
Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev. Switzerland, 2018, 112 min.

Sunday, November 17: 

11:00 am           
Naturales Historiae 
Pauline Julier. Switzerland, 2018, 56 min.

1:00-2:30 pm  
Short Program 2   
Winning submissions from the Fogo Island Film 2019: Resistance and Resilience international open call for short films (90 min).
 
A Tree is like a Man – En la maloca de Don William Thorbjorg Jonsdottir. Colombia, Iceland, 2019, 30 min.
Resident Alien Mira Matthew. Belgium, South Africa, 2019, 22 min.
A Poetic Truth in a Pathetic Fallacy Elise Rasmussen. Ireland, South Africa, UK, USA, 2018, 16 min.
60 Elephants Michael Klein, Sasha Pirker. Austria, France, 2018, 22 min.
 
3:30 pm             
When Lambs Become Lions
Jon Kasbe. USA, 2018, 79 min.

The Fogo Island Film Weekends are presented in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), The Rooms, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation (NLFDC), with the participation of Fogo Island Central Academy, and Holy Heart of Mary High School, St John’s. Program subject to change.
 
Fogo Island Film is dedicated to contemporary artistic and scientific debate that addresses nature and culture as an indivisible whole. Broaching themes of environmental degradation, the interconnectedness of species, geopolitical migration, the commodification of nature, Indigenous perspectives, social activism, as well as lives lived in deep connection with the natural world, the films question or condemn our actions, offer alternative perspectives and occasionally, suggest hope for a brighter future. Fogo Island Film: Resistance and Resilience features 10 screenings and special events held throughout the year at the Fogo Island Inn Cinema, and is curated by researcher and theorist Goran Petrović Lotina and FIA Director of Programs and Exhibitions Alexandra McIntosh.\

Image credit: Pablo Alvarez-Mesa, Fernando López Escrivá, La Pesca (2017), film still.