Program 2017

Program of TRAVEL FilmFest International Film Festival (Cyprus, Limassol, 19 — 22 October 2017)

19 October 2017

Thursday Opening Reception + Screening 16.00 – 22.00

Conference room, Poseidonia Beach Hotel, Amathous Area, 3502 Limassol, Cyprus

1. Brendan Bradley “Non-Transferable” (USA)

Stuck with travel reservations in her ex-boyfriends name, Amy decides if she can’t change the ticket…why not change the guy?

2. Walter Chang We Call This Home (USA)

Walter Chang quit his job and embarked on what would become a 3 year backpacking trip to 60 countries.

3. Eugenio Recuenco “Desire” (Spain)

Somehow, this woman called Desire appears in a world that is strange for her, and magically is largely invisible as she was traveling by her personal failures. Loaded with her bag of clothes,finally India will nude her spiritually, while she is finding herself in the solitude of indifference.

4. Stanislas Giroux “Mare Nostrum — The Arab World (France)

This project is a condensed mix of a journey through 6 mediterranean countries: enough to break the western cliché that the mass media wants to set about the Arab World.

5. Alexis Chaviaras Agrinoui (Cyprus)

A young mare visits Cyprus to take part in races. Frustrated from failure, she abandons the racetrack after confronting her strict father. The mare will meet new friends who will try to help her find her lost courage.

6. Rob Whitworth Once Upon a Time in Cappadocia (U.K.)

Defy time and space to explore the otherworldly landscapes and incomparable culture of Turkey’s Cappadocia region on a spellbinding tour combining lyrical fable with spectacular technological innovation.

7. Reid Lauff “Georgia to Maine” (USA)

Accompanied by their three hiking companions, thru hikers Lane and Graham journey across the East Coast from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

8. Roberto Serrini “5 Oldest Bars in NYC” (USA)

NYC. More bars then Churches, more Churches then Starbucks. Breakneck ride to the 5 oldest bar to drink your way through history. Full of ghosts, gimlets, and guys buried behind the bar. Guaranteed good time.

9. Sylvain Diserens “Pathway to health” (France)

This documentary follows the journey around the Mediterranean sea of three young doctors who wants to think about their connection with health.

10. Thibault Terzian Paracosm (France)

A paracosm is a detailed imaginary world, which may incorporate real places, humans, animals, but also alien creations. Commonly having it’s own geography, history, and language, it’s often developed during childhood. It can last into adulthood, becoming a sophisticated reality.

11. JD Bertoni From California to Nevada” (USA)

15 days Road-trip to California and Nevada. Discover incredible landscapes, and magical cities.

12. Ideias com Pernas “The Spirit of Discovery” (Portugal)

The Spirit of Discovery”, presents a series of experiences that the city of Lisbon offers its visitors, as well as the sophistication of the unique accommodations Hotel Corinthia presents to its guests, making for a combination that turns it into an unforgettable trip.

 20 October 2017

Screening 16.00 – 22.00

Conference room, Poseidonia Beach Hotel, Amathous Area, 3502 Limassol, Cyprus

1. Karin Lechner Snowmads – A Journey Towards Eastern Suns (Austria)

Austrian freeskier and big mountaineer Fabian Lentsch realizing his long-cherished dream to discover the middle east by rebuilding an old fire truck to the perfect adventurous vehicle. Together with a group of like-minded skiers and friends, he dives into the versatile and colorful cultures of Turkey, Armenia, Iran and Georgia by getting in touch with the local natives.

2. Alberto Martin-Aragon Interference (Spain)

Interference is an ironic and poetic meditation about the nostalgia and solitude and fears that provides a journey to Nowhere.

3. Jutta Riedel The Truth about Jutta and Mirek (Germany)

It’s a love story. Jutta and Mirek travel through life together, even if it gets weird. And it does get weird…

4. Yaser Talebi “The Iron Dream” (Iran)

A revolution was launched after Reza Shah inaugurated the North-South Railway in 1938. Construction of Iran’s countrywide railway not only changed the Middle East but it also changed the whole world. It made Iran the “Bridge of Victory” of the triumph of the allied forces against the Nazi Germany.

5. Silvia De Gennaro Travel Notebooks: Venice” (Italy)

In this project the videos are like carillons and puzzles, that try to show the essence of a town in its manifold aspects and its motion. At the same time, they want to describe the emotional and cognitive process that takes place in the traveller mind.

6. Carla Albuquerque Terra Brazil (Brazil)

In this documentary series, take a trip with a botanist, agronomist and an adventurous cook chef, traveling the diversity of Brazilian nature. In each episode, a new region with its flora and fauna revealed.

7. Piero Calicchio Around the World (Switzerland)

Around the World Trip GoPro 360° Selfie From Bangkok to Rio in 200 Days.

8. Bettina d’mello “The blue room -al-ḥamdu li-llāh (Germany)

Process of transformation -escorted by power, spirit, doubt, yielding to temptation: in the vastness of the atlas it encounters singing berbers, curative gnawas, dancing dervish and untamed beings. their incessant musical ecstasy guides him through the doors of perception towards the blue room

9. Jim Wilmer “W Punta de Mita” (USA)

he new W Punta de Mita is a truly remarkable hotel experience that pays homage to the area’s profound cultural history. Colonial grandeur blends seamlessly with the extraordinary artistry of the indigenous Huichol —elements that exist in harmony with a very modern sensibility.

10. Keven Siegert A Proper Pint: McLoughlin’s Bar – Achill Island, Ireland (USA)

A documentary about a multi-generation, family-owned pub on the island of Achill, off the northwest coast of Ireland.

11. Stephen Gallacher To Almeria (UK)

Life is a journey not a destination, and some journeys matter more than others.

12. Guglielmo Biason Georgia: a travel documentary (Italy)

Georgia are friendly and welcoming, though fierce of their traditions.

13. Ciprian Andrei Dumitrascu “Hawaii – The Greatest Place On Earth” (Canada)

Travel Montage of 5 days spent in beautiful Oahu, Hawaii

14. Pavel Adventurer Hitchhiking Around The World (Czech Republic)

A short video about long trip around the world.

15. Wnyu Li “Go To City Ele” (China)

A little pig from rural ‘P town’ goes off to to live in the Metropolis. But he finds that a smalltown pig isn’t always welcome among the elephants who live in ‘City ELE’.

16. Rob Johnson Legendary Adventures (U.K.)

If you get a kick from tales of mysterious spirits, ghostly apparitions and fantastical creatures, you’ve come to the right place. Swansea and Gower’s shadowy spaces are alive with legends of things that go bump in the night, from spectral horsemen galloping across moonlit beaches to vengeful fairy-folk performing dark magic.

17. Ludovico de Maistre Ethiopia by Tuk Tuk” (Italy)

3 Tuk Tuk, 3 Teams, 11 travelers, 18 days of travel, more than 2500 km across southern Ethiopia. The mission? Have fun while promoting a slow and responsible way of traveling. The record? Be the first in the history to reach the Omo River on board of three-wheeler.

18. Virgil Widrich “Vienna table trip” (Austria)

An animated whirlwind cinematic tour through Vienna, staged with cups, saucers, plates, knives, forks, local specialties and products interspersed with different dimensions of Vienna’s contemporary urban life.

19. Gilda Sigie Cozumel Island, a Paradise in the Mayan Caribbean (Mexico)

A documentary about the richness of Cozumel Island, and its underwater world of reefs, marine life and cultural heritage.

20. Kurt Jacobsen American Road (USA)

American Road explores the literary, musical and artistic resonances of the road in US culture, from the frontier to Kerouac and his heirs.

21 October 2017

Screening 09.00 – 19.00

Conference room, Poseidonia Beach Hotel, Amathous Area, 3502 Limassol, Cyprus

1. Andreas Ewels “The Mallorca Adventure” (Germany)

A documentary about the richness of Cozumel Island, and its underwater world of reefs, marine life and cultural heritage.

2. Francis So “The Swiss Alps Timelapse” (Hong Kong)

A short timelapse recording the atmosphere, landscape and the starscape of Swiss Alps.

3. Nick Kontostavlakis Whispering Iceland (Greece)

Broadly known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”, it is home to both a portion of the biggest ice sheets in Europe, and probably the most active volcanoes on the planet.

4. Meghan Hill Vanlife: Dirtbagging in Joshua Tree National Park (USA)

A short documentary about modern day vanlife: the good, the bad, and everything in between.

5. Ala Hamdan While in London (Jordan)

A short video showing the best of London through a traveler’s lens.

6. Thibault Terzian “Pandora Matriochka” (France)

Create a short film for STA Travel. Curiosity for life. Our existence on this earth is a puzzle.

7. Erik Trinidad Plausibly Ridiculous: Will a 14 lb. Bowling Ball Float in the Dead Sea? (USA)

Travel web series with a scientific and anthropological twist, aiming to answer questions about the world you didn’t even know you had. In this pilot episode, creator and host Erik Trinidad travels through the country of Israel to answer the question: Will a 14-lb. bowling ball float in the Dead Sea?

8. Kunho Kim Muui: 10 Days in Saigon (USA)

Dean takes us to see some of the city’s most famous buildings before chowing down on some Vietnamese comfort food.

9. Ideias com Pernas “Live a Day in Alcacer” (Portugal)

This journey is as unique and special as the person who takes it, in a Municipality that welcomes every guest as one of their own, inviting them to emerge on its history and culture, enjoy its food and flavors, and fall in love with it, as it will never leave their heart.

10. Daniel Bob Sacred Beauty (Singapore)

From trekking in the breathtaking Himalayas, the countless encounters with friendly docile animals to the warm and genuine hospitality of the Nepalese.

11. Kostas Petsas Caldera (Greece)

The fashionable, yet imperial and mystic beauty of the Santorini Caldera is truly unique. A turbulent character associated with a long term march through time, since the prehistoric era.

12. Oscar Scafidi “Kayak The Kwanza (U.K.)

The first ever source-to-mouth expedition along the Kwanza River in Angola.

13. Pasquale Baseotto NORWAY Let the Journey be your Goal (Belgium)

Travel video from a 2 week hike through south and Middle Norway.

14. Rafael Sommerhalder Au revoir Balthazar (Switzerland)

A scarecrow, a storm, a broken leg. The resonant sound of a sea shell. Leaving forever.

15. Yeaeun Jang “Travel” (South Korea)

In the night forest, there was a fox that was walking through. Suddenly she saw the odd tree. She carefully entered inside the tree.

16. Maxi Campo “Discovering Mosen Bruno” (Italy)

Richard, a young American, ventures into the Pyrenees mountains, camera in hand, in search of information about the adventures. The experiences he has during these days will change his life forever.

17. Adam Stocker Scotland – Lochs, Mountains & Light (U.K.)

Driving around Scotland in a van is an experience that surpassed expectations, even though they were high to begin with.

18. James Brennan A Breath of SEA (USA)

This video starts in the hectic streets of Hanoi and moves through the limestone islands of Ha Long Bay, the romantic alleys of Hội An, the Imperial City Hué, the caves of Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng and Marble Mountain, a Northern Thailand elephant sanctuary, the ancient temples of Chiang Mai and Angkor, the crowded streets of Bangkok, the gorgeous islands of Koh Tao and Koh Samui, and everything in between.

19. Michal Janos “Hiking miracles– GR 20” (Czech Republic)

The story begins in a small town named Calenzana, on the island of Corsica. A young girl embarks on a journey along the legendary marked trail, GR 20. Through her feelings, you can experience what it takes to go 180km away from civilization, in extremely challenging terrain and in constant weather changes. GR 20 is considered one of the most difficult treks on the planet, but one of the most beautiful.

20. Vladimir Zaitsev “In Search of Sacred Ark of Convent” (Russia)

“Ark of the Convent ” – so named Fedor Konyukhov camel expedition project, aimed at the restoration and development of cultural, business and spiritual contacts between Ethiopian, Russian and other peoples.

21. Nathan Cohen “Mother Road” (USA)

Business owners and travelers along Route 66 reflect on their lives lived on the historic road and it’s evolution through the years.

22 October 2017

Sunday Closing Reception + Awards 10.00 – 12.00

Tickets https://filmfreeway.com/festival/TravelFilmFest/tickets

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