Posts Tagged ‘film’

Visual Diary #024 – CITIZENFOUR

Currently working for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). One of this festival highlights is the feature length documentary CITIZENFOUR by director Laura Poitras, -the- film about Edward Snowden. It was interesting to hear the story about the process of making this complicated film.

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 23 November 2014. The 27th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam - IDFA 2014. QnA with director Laura Poitras after screening documentary CITIZENFOUR at Tuschinski Theatre. From left; Sarah Harrison (journalist and WikiLeaks editor), producer Mathilde Bonnefoy, Jacob Appelbaum (in documentary), director Laura Poitras, moderator Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal. Photo: Bram Belloni (Bram Belloni)

Makers documentary CITIZENFOUR during QnA after screening. From left; Sarah Harrison (journalist and WikiLeaks editor), producer Mathilde Bonnefoy, Jacob Appelbaum (in documentary), director Laura Poitras, QnA moderator Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal.
November 2014, Bram Belloni for IDFA

> Read more about the documentary CITIZENFOUR, or on iMDB
> Read more about the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)

 


Visual Diary #018 – Queensday Short Film

A short film shot on Queens-day 2013 – the last Queens-day for a while. On the 30th of April 2013 HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated and left the throne for HM King Willem Alexander.

As usual with Queens-day, Amsterdam turned orange. With this years royal succession, the city was flooded with the Dutch armed forces, blazing in full ceremony glory.

The Queen’s Last Day | Amsterdam Snapshots – a series of short films on Amsterdam
2013, by Bram Belloni

> see The Queen’s Last Day in HD on Vimeo
> see more Amsterdam Snapshots on Vimeo


Visual Diary #014 – WK 2010 short film

Another short film -in the Amsterdam Snapshot Series- i made. Amsterdam turns orange for the World Cup 2010 Soccer Final, in which the Dutch national team made their presence (to no avail by the way). Now, for the EURO 2012, the city turns orange again while the team will have another shot at finals.

Uur U | Amsterdam Snapshots – a series of short films on Amsterdam
2012, by Bram Belloni

The Uur U refers to the H-Hour, the hour before final take-off/invasion/exams/finals (take your pick).

> see HD version: Uur U | Amsterdam Snapshots from Bram Belloni on Vimeo.
> see more Amsterdam Snapshots on Vimeo


Documentary I am Gay and Muslim Premiers

After months of work, partly in Morocco, the documentary I am Gay and Muslim premiers during the Roze Filmdagen 2012 (Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2012). A documentary that focuses on the subject of gay rights in the Islamic world.

I am very proud of Chris Belloni, the maker of this project, for creating such a special film on such a delicate subject. And it is really nice to see the footage, which came for a big part from my hands, in 2K digital projection. I got blown away by the quality of today’s digital HD camera’s, as shown in the final version on the big screen. Even footage shot on small consumer camera’s, like the Sony NEX series, still stand out.

See Chris speak about the film and upcoming premiere at the Roze Filmdagen (in dutch), here:


FestBits Roze Filmdagen 2012 (via DyzloFilm)

The film is to be seen in Amsterdam till the end of march and will be shown at various international film festivals, for now.

> read more on the project on the I am Gay and Muslim website


Tearsheet: Daily Tiger – IFFR

Festival paper The Daily Tiger of the International Film Festival Rotterdam features in this years edition a two-page interview. With a picture over the spread. Here some examples of what i made.

Click on picture for bigger image.

Tearsheet Daily Tiger - International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012. Photo: Bram Belloni for IFFR

Aki Kaurismäki by Bram Belloni for Daily Tiger - International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012

Tearsheet Daily Tiger - International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012. Photo: Bram Belloni for IFFR (Bram Belloni)

Ruben Öslund by Bram Belloni for Daily Tiger - International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012


Visual Diary #013 – IFFR Portraits

With the International Film Festival Rotterdam still in full swing, a small selection of portraits i shot last week for the festival.

The Netherlands, Rotterdam, 02 February 2012. The International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012. Portrait Albert Serra, director Spanish feature film Els noms de Crist (The Names of Christ), in the Spectrum programme. Photo: Bram Belloni for IFFR

Albert Serra, director Els noms de Crist
February 2012, Bram Belloni for IFFR

The Netherlands, Rotterdam, 01 February 2012. The International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012. Portrait Mia Hansen-Løve, director France feature film Un amour de jeunesse (Goodbye First Love), in the Spectrum programme. Photo: Bram Belloni for IFFR

Mia Hansen-Løve, director Un amour de jeunesse
February 2012, Bram Belloni for IFFR

The Netherlands, Rotterdam, 31 January 2012. The International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012. Portrait Oskar Thor Axelsson, director Icelandic feature film Black's Game, in the Tiger Award Competition. Photo: Bram Belloni for IFFR (Bram Belloni)

Óskar Thór Axelsson, director Black's Game
January 2012, Bram Belloni for IFFR

The Netherlands, Rotterdam, 29 January 2012. The International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012. Portrait Orhan Eskikoy (left) and Zeynel Dogan, director Turkish (co-production) feature film Voice of My Father, in the Tiger Awards Competition. Photo: Bram Belloni for IFFR (Bram Belloni)

Orhan Eskiköy and Zeynel Dogan, directors Voice of My Father
January 2012, Bram Belloni for IFFR


The Netherlands, Rotterdam, 28 January 2012. Portrait Vasily Sigarev, director Russian feature film Living and in de 2012 Tiger Awards Competition. Photo: Bram Belloni for IFFR (Bram Belloni)

Vasily Sigarev, director Living
January 2012, Bram Belloni for IFFR


The Netherlands, Rotterdam, 29 January 2012. The International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012. Portrait Simon Pummell, director and visual artist, in the Spectrum programme. Photo: Bram Belloni for IFFR (Bram Belloni)

Simon Pummell, director and visual artist
January 2012, Bram Belloni for IFFR

> more on: the International Film Festival Rotterdam website


Visual Diary #005 – Nederlands Film Festival 2011

After quite a lot red carpet sessions, it was time for a different approach. Instead of choosing a fixed position along the carpet, i did chase the attendees in the second line, taking pictures over fellow photographers shoulders. Their hands and camera’s -still in the frame- adds nicely up to the common hectic during such a ceremony.

Images shot for the Nederlands Film Festival.

The Netherlands, Utrecht, 23 September 2011. The Netherlands Film Festival 2011. Premiere Dutch feature film 170 Hz. On red carpet (from left); Martijn Lakemijer and cast leading actress Gaite Jansen. Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Utrecht, 23 september 2011. Het Nederlands Film Festival 2011. Premiere lange film 170 Hz. Op de rode loper vlnr; Martijn Lakemeier en cast, hoofd actrice Gaite Jansen. Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2011, www.belloni.nl (Bram Belloni)

Premiere Dutch feature film 170 Hz. Martijn Lakemijer and leading actress Gaite Jansen, on 23 september, Utrecht. Photo: Bram Belloni

The Netherlands, Utrecht, 22 September 2011. The Netherlands Film Festival 2011. Red Carpet premiere Dutch feature film Isabelle. Attending red carpet Robert de Hoog (right). Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Utrecht, 22 september 2011. Het Nederlands Film Festival 2011. Rode loper tijdens premiere lange film Isabelle. Op de rode loper Robert de Hoog (rechts). Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2011, www.belloni.nl (Bram Belloni)

Attending red carpet premiere Isabelle, actor Robert de Hoog (right), on 22 september, Utrecht. Photo: Bram Belloni

The Netherlands, Utrecht, 26 September 2011. The Netherlands Film Festival 2011. Red Carpet premiere Dutch feature film Lotus. From left; Birgit Schuurman (cast), Arne Toonen. Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Utrecht, 26 september 2011. Het Nederlands Film Festival 2011. Rode loper tijdens premiere lange film Lotus. Vlnr; Birgit Schuurman (cast), Arne Toonen. Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2011, www.belloni.nl (Bram Belloni)

Birgit Schuurman (cast) and partner Arne Toonen, premiere Lotus on 26 september, Utrecht. Photo: Bram Belloni


Highlight Nederlands Film Festival

Dutch-Moroccan actor Nasrdin Dchar wins the Golden Calf Best Leading Actor for his role in feature film Rabat.

Acceptance speeches? This is how you do it!
Tell them, Nasrdin!

(english subtitled)


(via: nff)