The Film is now selected for these Filmfestivals

last update september 2016


  1.   FANTOCHE 13. Internationales Festival ­ für Animationsfilm

     Int. competition 1. - 6. September 2015. Baden, CH


  1.    21th ENCOUNTERS - Festival Short Film & Animation         

     Festival, Competition 15.- 20.September 2015.Bristol,UK


  1.    ANIMATOU - International Festival du film d‘animation

     Swiss and int. competition. 1. - 11. October 2015. Genève, CH

      

  1.    5th Annual Kuandu International Animation Festival (KDIAF)    

     Competition, 24. October - 1. November 2015. Taiwan


  1.    CINANIMA - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Animação

     Competition in the category of  MORE THAN 5 UP TO 24. MIN.    

     2. - 15. November, 2015. Espinho, Portugal 


  1.   60th CORK FILM FESTIVAL - WORLD SHORTS COMPETITION

     6.- 15. November 2015. Cork, Ireland


  1.   17th International Animated Film Festival ANIMATED DREAMS

     Competition,  18. - 22. November 2015. Tallin, Estonia


  1.    21st International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima

     Competition, 24. - 27. November 2015. Krakow, Poland


  1.   12st edition of Animateka International Animated Film Festival

     Main Competition Programme, 7. - 13. December 2015   

     Ljubljana, Slovenia


  1.   4th Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival -15

    12. Decmber 2015. Mumbai, India


  1.   26. Bamberger Kurzfilmtage

    Wettbewerb Animation/Experimental

   25. - 31. January 2016. Bamberg, Germany


  1.    51. Solothurner Filmtage

     21. - 28. January 2016. Solothurn, CH


  1.    North Wales International Film Festival

    5. - 7. February, 2016, UK


  1.   MONSTRA Festival de Animação de Lisboa

     Best of Short Films, 3. - 13. March 2016. Portugal 


  1.    The Transilvania Shorts

      Competition, 10. - 12. March 2016. Romania 


  1.    Dingle International Film Festival

     Animation Dingle Programm, 18. - 19. March 2016, Ireland


  1.    49th Ann Arbor Film Festival

     Competition, 15. - 20. March 2016. USA


  1.   ANIM8FEST INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL

     Competition, 18. - 20. March 2016. Los Angeles, USA


  1.    8th International short film competition of FICAM      

     25 - 30. March 2016, Meknès, Maroc


  1.   19th Edition of Cartoons on the Bay - International Cross-media  

     and Children's Television Festival. 7.- 9. April 2016. Venice, Italy


  1.   10th NexT International Film Festival

     Competition, 7. - 11. April 2016. Bucharest, Romania


  1.   The 11th Athens ANIMFEST - International Animation Festival

      Competition, 7. - 13. April 2016. Athen, Greece


  1.    Cardiff Independent Film Festival. Nominated for Best Animation

     Chapter Arts Centre, 22. - 24. April 2016. Cardiff, UK


  1.    7th GOLDEN KUKER- SOFIA. International Animation Film Festival

     Competition, 9. - 15. May 2016. Sofia, Bulgaria


  1.   10th River Film Festival

    Competition, 28. May -11.June, 2016. Padova, Italy


  1.   22nd annual Palm Springs International ShortFest

    and Film Market. 21.- 27. June 2016. Palm Springs, USA


  1.   Cartoon Club

     Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Animazione, Fumetto e Games

    11. - 17. July. Piazzale Federico Fellini - Rimini Italy


  1.   Neum Animated Film Festival

     Competition, 25. June - 1. July, 2016. Bosnia and Herzegowina


  1.   Traverse City Film Festival

    Competition, 26. - 31. July, 2016. Traverse City. Michigan, USA


  1.   18th FESTCURTASBH Belo Horizonte Int. Short Film Festival 

      Animation Exhibition, 5. - 14. August 2016. Belo Horizonte, Brazil


  1. 14th IMAGINARIA – ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL 

     Competition, 23 - 27 August 2016. Conversano BA, Italy


  1.   12th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival

    Competition, 11. - 22. August, 2016. Los Angeles, USA 


  1.   12th Monterrey International Film Festival

     Competition, 22. - 28. August  2016. Monterrey, Mexico.


  1.   BIG DRAW FESTIVAL

     8.- 11. September 2016. Nijmegen, The Netherlands


  1.   9th BUEU INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 

    10. - 17. September 2016. Pontevedra, Spain


  1.   Clare Island Film Festival

     Competition, 16. -18. September 2016. Clare Island, Ireland


  1.    7th AniFestROZAFA

     International Festival of Film for Children,Teenagers and Students.

     Competition, 20. - 27. September 2016. Shkodra,  Albania


  1.   3d wire programer festival-market

     Competition, 5. - 10. October. Segovia, Spain


  1.   Eberswalde, 13. Internationales Filmfest

     Wettbewerb Animation, 1.- 8. Oktober 2016. Eberswalde, Germany


  1.   67th Montecatini International Short Film Festival

     Competition, 6. - 9. October.  Associazione Montecatini Cinema

     Largo G. La Pira 10, Massa e Cozzile, Italy


  1.   13° Sedicicorto International Film Festival

     Competition, 7. - 16. October. Forlì, Italy


  1.    25th Film Festival of Madrid (FCM-PNR)

     "New International Filmmakers" ,14. - 25. Oct. 2016. Madrid, Spain


  1.   Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival's International Film      

     Competition. 10. - 31. October. Middlefish Films, Glasgow, Scotland


  1.   FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES DE MEDELLÍN

     Competition. 2. - 6. November. Centro Audiovisual Medellín, Colombia


  1.   SHORTZ international video and film festival

     23. - 25. Dezember. Multimedia center at Academy of Arts, the    

    University of Novi  Sad, Serbia









 


ISLANDER'S REST

ist ein herb zärtliches Melodram über den Verlust von Unschuld, verkorkte Sehnsüchte und tröstliches Recycling.

"The boat goes out so often it comes back drunk from the sea."

Redensart auf der Insel


ISLANDER'S REST

is a bitter-sweet, affectionate tale of innocence lost, bottled-up desires and the comfort of recycling.

"The boat goes out so often it comes back drunk from the sea."

Island saying.


ISLANDER'S REST

est un mélodrame aigre doux sur la perte de l’innocence, les nostalgies refoulées et un réconfortant recyclage.

"Le bateau va si souvent en mer qu’à la fin il en est saoul"

Dicton de l’île

directed by

Claudius Gentinetta              

Frank Braun                           

animation 

Delia Hess

Simon Eltz   

Claudius Gentinetta

stop motion

Eleonora Bella

compositing

Arzu Saglam

editing

Marcel Ramsay                               

sound design   

Peter Bräker                                      

music

Seamus Fogarty                             

viola

Emma Smith

double bass

Christian Weber

pub singers

Ramón Orza

Seamus Fogarty

voice

Sibylle Brunner

voice boy

Maret Gentinetta

voice female

Cécile Brun

Francesca Tappa

graphic design

Alberto Vieceli

script-consulting 

Robert Buchschwenter

sound endmix

Florian Eidenbenz

Magnetix


production/distribution/sales

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in co-production with

Schweizer Radio

und Fernsehen 

SRG SSR

redaktion

Gabriela Bloch Steinmann

Catherine Ann Berger


screening version

DCP; 1:1.85; stereo mix 5.1

18 minutes; no dialogue


financial support by

Federal Office of Culture (DHA)

Switzerland

Zürcher Filmstiftung, Switzerland

Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen

SRG SSR

Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland

Swiss Films

heave-and-ho

spit and row

turn the boat and

grab the bottle

like a child

pull it to, haul it in

and ...

spin,  spin,  spin


(Drinking song)

hicke hacke
hucke spucke
dreh das Boot
pack die Flasche
wie ein Kind
nimm es ran 

hol es rein
und bleib drin, drin, drin


(Trink-Kanon)

SYNOPSIS LONG


Seltsame Bräuche herrschen in einem kleinen Dorf auf einer windgepeitschten Insel im Atlantik. Von Zeit zu Zeit holt der Junge im Pub ein schweres Paket ab und bringt es seiner Grossmutter. Zurück trägt er ein Schiffsmodell in einer leeren Flasche, das von den Männern im Pub mit einem dröhnenden Choral empfangen wird. Ein Boot legt ab.


Strange customs govern a little village on a windswept isle in the Atlanic. Every now and again, a boy collects a heavy package from the pub and brings it to his grandmother. He returns with a ship in a bottle. Boy and bottle are received by the men in the pub with an ominous chant. A boat raises anchor.


Dans un petit village, sur une île de la Mer du nord atlantique par les vents, la vie est régie par d’étranges coutumes. De temps en temps, un garçon rapporte du pub un lourd colis à la maison de sa grand-mère et revient avec un bateau miniature dans une bouteille.

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credits, synopsis, bio/filmography

AWARDS FOR ISLANDER‘S REST


SWISS  FILM AWARD 2016, NOMINATION

BEST ANIMATED FILM


Cinématou Festival international du film d'animation 2016

BEST SOUNDTRACK

as part of the Swiss Competition. «Taurus Studio» Award


4th Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival 2015

SPECIAL MENTION

BACKGROUND


After their cliff-hanging adventures in the towering

Swiss mountains, successful directors Claudius Gentinetta and Frank Braun have followed a call to the cliffs and crashing waves of an island set in the spectacular landscape of a country they both like to go to on their holidays. Nature’s unbending wildness provides the stage for a story about the woes of growing up, learning to say goodbye, and coming to terms with death.


SETTING


A scarcely inhabited, windswept island off Ireland’s wild west coast. Life here is pretty much deter-mined by the weather – it is a place where clouds chase the sun, delivering a natural spectacle of

light and shadow on the hills. The little shop in the village has long closed its doors, and the fishing fleet has shrunk to a single boat. In the evening, the remaining islanders meet in the pub as the last ferry to the mainland leaves the jetty


MUSIC


Seamus Fogarty, who grew up on the Irish coast, composed the soundtrack to Islander’s Rest.

His music echoes and amplifies the rugged, wild landscape and the deep melancholy of cold rainy days. Peter Bräker’s rich sound design, arranged in a rhythm of ever-present waves, creaking beams, howling winds and singing telephone

wires, draws us further into life on the island.

Then Christian Weber (double-bass) and Emma Smith (viola) add the melodies with their subtle play. They are joined by the many bass voices of the people in the pub, evoking an archaic chant that gets under your skin (sung by Seamus Fogarty and Ramon Orza). The catchy theme, on the other hand, is carried by the bright, warm soprano of a boy’s voice (sung by Maret Gentinetta) - it accom-panies us into the credits, when story and image have already come to an end.

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