Awards and upcoming activities by docARTES, PhDArts and ACPA researchers
Information concerning prizes and upcoming activities by docARTES researcher Bobby Mitchell, PhDArts researcher Joost Grotens and ACPA researcher Itandehui Jansen
ACPA researcher and filmmaker Itandehui Jansen has been awarded first prize at the Bluestocking Film Series 2015, and the prize for best short film at the festival Presence Autochtone in Montréal, for her short film Alma & Esperanza.
Alma & Esperanza is the story of a girl and her grandmother who meet in a moment of grief. Alma is a 10-year-old girl living in the United States. Esperanza is her 75-year-old grandmother living in an indigenous community in the Mexican mountains. The girl and her grandmother have never met before. But one day, Esperanza receives a devastating phone call. Alma has lost her mother and will travel to her grandmother's village. The girl and her grandmother have no common language and are not able to communicate. Nevertheless they are able to find closeness without words.
Trailer Alma & Esperanza: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvmm9Kenbko
The Bluestocking Film Series screens short films with female protagonists. More information on this year's festival can be found on the website of Bluestocking Films.
Itandehui Jansen was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. She is both a filmmaker and a scholar. She studied an MFA in Directing Film at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam and conducts her PhD at the Leiden University Academy of Creative and Performing Arts.
Her films have been screened at many different international film festivals, such as the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival and the Morelia International Film Festival. Her short film The Last Council received several international prizes and was nominated tofor the Mexican Film Critics Award Diosa de Plata. She participated in different development programs, such as the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Binger Film Lab Director's Program.
Pianist and docARTES researcher Bobby Mitchell will perform Schubert's ‘Wanderer Fantasy’ and Janacek's 'Overgrown Path' on Sunday 13 September, 17.00 at the atelier Pianofort'ino in Basel, Switzerland , and on Saturday 19 September, 14.00 at the Musica Sacra Festival in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Atelier Pianofort'ino: http://www.pianofortino.net
Musica Sacra Maastricht: http://www.musicasacramaastricht.nl
PhDArts researcher Joost Grootens will speak during the yearly conference of the Alliance Graphique Internationale, AGI Open. This year, the conference will take place in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, on 21 and 22 September.
AGI Open: http://2015.agi-open.com