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[NEW EVENT VIDEO]

Here’s the video I had the pleasure to produce and edit for Camlin Rail at the InnoTrans fair 2022.

https://camlingroup.com/news/cheers-to-camlin-rail-at-innotrans-2022

[FREE OPEN AIR] A Mythology of Pleasure in Cologne

Watch the short film by Jule Katinka Cramer and myself amongst many other beautiful works from the KHM in the Poller Wiesen, in the “Mobile Urban Cinema” night.

Here are some of the pieces that will be shown, don’t miss the chance to see some great art.

TUESDAY, August 30th, 2022, 21:00 (Doors Open at 19:00) / Dienstag, 30. August 2022, 21 Uhr (Einlass ab 19 Uhr)

atelier mobile, Alfred-Schütte-Allee 165, 51105 Köln-Poll, Eintritt frei

Das „atelier mobile – travelin’ theatre” ist ein idealer Ort für ein sommernächtliches Open-Air-Erlebnis. Die Spielstätte für Theater, Performance, Konzerte und Kunst befindet sich an den Poller Rheinwiesen zwischen Südbrücke und Rodenkirchener Brücke. Die Filmreihe “Mobile Urban Cinema“ präsentiert auch in diesem Jahr wieder Kurzfilme von KHM-Studierenden, die hierher passen: zum Ort, zum Rhein, zum Sommer und zur Stadt. Es sind Fundstücke aus dem Archiv der Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln: kurze Animationen, Spiel- und Dokumentarfilme von Studierenden der KHM, darunter auch der mit dem Studentenoscar ausgezeichnete Animationsfilm “Ayny”, Diplomfilm von Ahmad Saleh an der KHM (2016, 11 Min., Abbildung). Nach der Filmpräsentation führt der Kurator Amin Farzanefar jeweils das Publikumsgespräch mit den anwesenden Regisseur*innen.

Die Filme:

„Una Mitología Placentera” von Lara Rodríguez Cruz und Jule Katinka Cramer, 2018, 5:57 Min. Eine Gruppe von Frauen hat in Valencia eine Revolution gestartet. Mit ihren handgefertigten göttlichen Kreationen zeigen sie, wie man es schaffen kann, die Welt in einen Ort der Freude für alle zu verwandeln. mehr 

„Ayny“ von Ahmad Saleh, Animation, 2016, 10:48 Min. Zwei Brüder verlieren in einem grausamen Krieg ihre Heimat. Gemeinsam mit ihrer Mutter begeben sie sich auf die Suche nach einem Ort, an dem sie sicher und frei sein können. Dabei lebt die Mutter in ständiger Angst um ihre Söhne, die unbeirrt ihrem Traum nachjagen – dem Spielen einer Oud. mehr 

„Vor der Leinwand“ von Semih Korhan Güner, Spielfilm, 2021, 25 MIn. In den Kinosälen hängen Überwachungskameras und vorm Kino liegen schlafende Obdachlose. Jannik ist Filmvorführer, sitzt während seiner Schicht hinterm Bildschirm und beobachtet die wenigen Kinobesucher. Dabei wäre er doch eigentlich lieber selbst auf der Leinwand zu sehen. Häufig verschwimmt in seinem Umgang mit Menschen die Grenze zwischen Spiel und Realität. Und er wird die Obdachlosen einfach nicht los. mehr

„Aviarium“ von Arne Münch, Animation & Musikvideo, 2008, 3:51 Min. Aviarium ist ein experimenteller Kurzfilm über Lebensraum, über das Zuhause. Vögel fliegen durch traumartige Landschaften, Orte gleichsam zart und rau, zerbrechlich und grausam. Durch gelben Staub und giftige Stürme bahnen sie sich ihren Weg, vielleicht auf der Flucht, vielleicht auf der Suche. mehr 

„Frogs at Midnight“ von Lenia Friedrich, Animation, 2020, 2:30 Min. XiaoMeng Ma verlässt nur mitternachts ihr Haus, weil sie aufgrund der hohen Fallzahlen die Begegnung mit anderen Menschen vermeiden will. Während sie in ihr Handy spricht, erreicht sie das Labyrinth großer Aquarien und das Quaken der Frösche daraus wird lauter. So wie der Virus und die Normalität, zu der wir zurückkehren wollen, sind auch die Frösche nicht wirklich zu greifen und festzuhalten. mehr 

„Fulfillmenot“ von Julia Jesionek, Animation, 2021, 3:41 Min. In einer assoziativen Kette scheinbar arbiträr (un)zusammenhängender Ereignisse, unternimmt die unbeständige Protagonistin Unerwartetes in seltsamen Szenerien. Über den Verlauf des Films hinweg entdeckt sie ihre Persönlichkeit und ihren Körper auf neue, andere Weise. Während alternative Versionen ihrer selbst zum Vorschein kommen, ihr entfliehen und sie schließlich verschlingen, beginnt sie ihr lineares Verständnis von Raum und Zeit zu hinterfragen. mehr 

„Cachorro Loko“ von Igor Shin Moromisato, Animation, 2015, 5:30 Min. Ein Stau hält die ganze Stadt auf. Nur die „Cachorros Lokos“, brasilianische Motorradkuriere, können sich an den stehenden Autos vorbei drängeln. Aber nicht jeder Weg führt ans Ziel … mehr

For more info / KHM Poller Wiesen Movie Night

Oh My Film at the Theater Film Festival

Ballhaus Ost organized a festival to showcase pieces which have found innovative ways to (re)produce theater into formats available online. An invitation to show my short film Oh My Film allowed us to finally show it in a context with an audience.

Here’s the trailer, done by Daniela del Pomar

Berlinale 2022 – Berlinale Goes Kiez

Here are the Berlinale videos I had the pleasure to shoot and edit

Eva Lichtspiele Video Portrait – Camera, Sound, Edit by Lara RCZ / Interview by Charlotte E. Grief
Brotfabrik Cinema Video Portrait – Camera, Sound, Edit by Lara RCZ / Interview by Charlotte E. Grief

Watch all the videos on the Berlinale Website

Two of my films on shorts.tv available now

Oh My Film and Eva Sola are available worldwide on the shorts.tv platform, go check how to access from your region, thanks!

So Many Tabs Season 2 issa wrap!

Stay tuned for More Tabs 😀

[RCZ EDITS] New piece for Xena

Watch Life could be so beautiful at the IFF Dortmund-Köln and online!

Angelika Herta just got a very well deserved prize, the Shoot – KHM & IFFF Dortmund+Köln Nachwuchspreis für Künstlerinnen der KHM 2021, with this wonderful film I had the absolute pleasure to edit.

Watch it at the link below!

Watch Family of the Year by cmd+c in the Performing Arts Festival Berlin

29.05.2021 at 19h | https://www.performingarts-festival.de/en/program/family-year and on demand throughout the festival period from May 26 (00:01) until May 30 (23:59).

POSTKIDS nominated for a First Steps award

Super happy that Julian and Hannah are getting some recognition for this wonderful film I helped edit. Congrats!

Postkids beim Max-Ophüls-Preis

During my time at KHM I met a lot of really talented people who all helped each other in any way they could. Right when I was about to finish my Diplom II, two of those people had a video that needed some Mr. Wolf level editing. So I put my butt down for a few days with Julian and Hannah, and they made it such a great experience that we ended up doing the same thing for this film, Postkids, which you can watch online next week.

Not only are they really, truly sharp filmmakers, but also extremely nice people that I can only hope come my way again. Such a pleasure to help with the online editing, congratulations on the very well deserved premiere!

https://www.khm.de/termine/news.5066.khm-beim-festival-max-ophuls-preis-2021/

https://ffmop.cinebox.film/details/1729634

Watch So Many Tabs at Funk

Here are more episodes I edited and post-produced in 2020. Enjoy!

So Many Tabs – New Video Series for Funk

I’m super happy to be a part of this fantastic team. Here’s the video that I edited for the So Many Tabs channel. Give them a follow!

New Video for Rob Bubble

This was my first editing & postproduction gig @Richtig Cool, and they live up to the name! 🤩

Low Season (Temporada Baja) – Xposed Queer Film Fund Finalist!

Thanks to the amazing team of the Xposed queer film festival for letting us pitch amongst amazing projects!

Personas Verbales Podcast

Hola! Here’s the second episode of the podcast that we do over how to make Spanish more inclusive. Today… Fercha Pombo! Enjoy!

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Personas Verbales Podcast

Hola from Berlin,
I would like to share with you the first episode of Personas Verbales, a podcast in Spanish where I will be talking to different people about how to make language provide more and better opportunities for inclusion, no matter how people identify, their origin, or gender(s).
In the first episode, I talk to Eva G. Alonso. Here’s an annotated version on YouTube📹Personas Verbales Podcast Ep. 1 ☝ Which pronoun should I use in a binary world? ✌ With Eva G Alonso ✌

🎤If you’d rather just hear it, find us on

🔊 Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/lara-zurdezas
🔊 Spotify


I hope you like it. Stay tuned for more! 

Skull Ark by Clara Iannotta

Here’s the video for the piece by the Italian composer, I produced and post-produced, with help from Martin Flament.

skull ark, upturned with no mast (2017–18) — [long edit] from Clara Iannotta on Vimeo.

Twin Speaks by vorschlag:hammer

This was a real adventure, in the best Indy J*nes style. Here’s the trailer for this really fun, sweet project, which I had the pleasure to take part in at Roxy Basel.

TRAILER – Twin Speaks – vorschlag:hammer from produktionsDOCK on Vimeo.

Family of the Year by cmd+c

Here’s the video I made for the promotion of the piece, enjoy!

Everything I want to say… Group show in Los Angeles, California

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Life could be so beautiful wins in Jihlava

The feature documentary by Angelika Herta, which I had the pleasure to edit, wins best student film in Jihlava. Congratulations, team!

Life could be… Polish Docs News

Eva Sola – Spanish Premiere in Lesgaicinemad 2019

Hola! I am very happy to announce that Eva Sola will celebrate its Spanish premiere at Lesgaicinemad in Madrid, my very own hometown!

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Lesgaicinemad – Selección oficial de cortos 2019

Lesgaicinemad was the first festival I ever worked at, back in ancient history, and I am super pleased to go back with a movie, this time.

The festival takes place from October 31st till November 11th in downtown Madrid. Stay tuned for dates.

New Outlook Prize for A Mythology of Pleasure

Our short film about BS Atelier won a prize!! Thanks to the MOV festival for this recognition of our efforts to bring pleasure to screens big and litte.

Beleça!

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Meanwhile, in Pernambuco…

Oh how I wish all the best to the MOV film festival in Recife.

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Photo – Luiza Santana

Showing our film at 7 pm, today, and the program looks incredible

Construir/Destruir (Building/Unbuilding)
Thursday – July 11 – 7pm – @Cinema São Luiz (Recife, Brazil)
 
A Mythology of Pleasure, by Lara Rodríguez Cruz, 6’, 2018, KHM – Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany
Suicidrag, by Andrea Perez Su e Arturo Campos Nieto, 10’, 2018, Universidad Autónoma de México, Mexico
How to build a bridge, by Deandra Asara, 2’, 2019, University of Westminster, England
Arena, by Alarba Bousso, Khadyja Mahfou Aidara, Malou Briand, Raphael Meyer, Oumy Sarr Ndoye and Mamadou Sané, 12′, 2019, ECAL, Switzerland
Scorched, by Akshay Gouri, 23′, 2018, Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, India
Of Blood and Piss, by Julien Falardeau, 12’, 2019, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

A Mythology of Pleasure – CineGlobe at CERN

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Salutations from the CERN, where we’re enjoying a few days of films and discoveries at the very core of scientific investigation.

We’re also taking part in the competition, if you’d like to vote for us

And I was feeling alive – Meridian Exhibitions LA

So proud to take part in this show in Highland Park, with some of the coolest people I met during my time in Art Center College of Design.

Come see my piece Some Wisdom amongst the finest humans. Next Saturday!

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And I was feeling alive listed on ForYourArt

More news from 2019

Henrike Iglesias – Fressen [Trailer]

Fressen by Henrike Iglesias – Trailer

Hope you enjoy this trailer I made for Henrike Iglesias last piece, Fressen.

FEMINISMS! – Collab piece with O.R.G.I.A.

Our friends at the O.R.G.I.A. collective will be featured in the FEMINISMS! exhibition at CCCB Barcelona, in #july2019. Super happy to have participated in one of their pieces which has been selected for the exhibition, in its next instalment after having shown in the Sammlung Verbund Vienna.

#feminisms2019 Barcelona

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Eva Sola International Premiere in Palm Springs

After last year’s incredible experience in the wonderful Palm Springs International ShortFest with A Mythology of Pleasure, I am extremely happy to announce that Eva Sola will be screening in the Student Competition.

Eva Sola – Home is where the heart is Program  |   June 20th – 5 PM – Camelot theaters

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[DE] Eva Sola bei German Films

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A Mythology of Pleasure in Dresden

Hola from Dresden, where I am taking part in the Q&A for the wonderful Expanded program, amongst amazing films and even more amazing filmmakers.

See you at 22:00

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Tickets

April 6th – A Mythology of Pleasure in Berlin & Cleveland!

Come to the Visionär Film Festival this Saturday at the ACUD Kino in Mitte (Rosenthaler Platz)

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Followed by the Demolition Party at our house 🙂

And for those on the other end of the Atlantic: CIFF is programming it, too 😀

Cleveland International Film Festival | Shorts Program 15
Friday, April 5th – 2 pm
Saturday, April 6th – 11:25 AM

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