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Arunas Matelis

Arunas Matelis

Litauen

Biografi

Arūnas Matelis was born in 1961 in Kaunas , Lithuania. He first studied mathematics at Vilnius University, then in 1989 he graduated from Lithuanian Music Academy , Theatre and TV faculty In 1991 Arūnas Matelis established one of the first independent film production company in Lithuania called “Nominum”.
Arūnas Matelis directed 10 documentaries and produced about 20 films, directed by well-know Lithuanian film directors like A.Stonys, R.Lileikis, H.Šablevičius, V.Landsbergis and others. Films directed by Arūnas Matelis were awarded and presented in many film festivals around the world, like Cannes, Rotterdam , Oberhausen , Torino , Sao Paulo and others.
His latest film “Before Flying Back to the Earth” has been nominated by European Film Academy for The best European Documentary of 2005 and received 10 international awards.
Since 1994 Matelis is a delegated member of Lithuanian Radio and TV Commission. Chairman of Documentary guild of Lithuanian Filmmakers union. He was also a chairman of Lithuanian film experts’ board for several years.

Filmography:

Pelesos milžinai/ Giants of Pelesa (10´, USSR, 1989)
Baltijos kelias/ Baltic way - together with A.Stonys (10´, USSR, 1989)
Dešimt minučių prieš Ikaro skrydį/ Ten Minutes Before the Flight of Icarus (10´, Lithuania, 1991)
Autoportretas/ Self-portrait (10´, Lithuania, 1993)
Iš dar nebaigtų Jeruzalės pasakų/ From Unfinished Tales of Jerusalem (26´, Lithuania, 1996)
Pirmasis atsisveikinimas su Rojum/ First farewell to Paradise (15´, Lithuania, 1998)
Priverstinės emigracijos dienoraštis/ The Diary of Forced Emigration (20´, Lithuania, 1999)
Skrydis per Lietuvą arba 510 sekundžių tylos/ Flight over Lithuania or 510 seconds of silence - together with A. Stonys (10´, Lithuania, 2000)
SEKMADIENIS. Evangelija pagal liftininką Albertą/ SUNDAY. The Gospel According to Liftman Albertas (19´, Lithuania, 2003)
Prieš parskrendant I Žemę/ Before Flying Back to the Earth (52´, Lithuania, 2005)

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Flight Over Lithuania or 510 Seconds of Silence

Skrydis per Lietuvą arba 510 sekundžių tylos (Orig.) / 2000 / Litauen / 8 min

"Flight over Lithuania" is a legendary film by A. Stonys and A. Matelis, which won honors as No. 4 of the Top 10 at the international exhibition EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany as one of the best films, demonstrated at the exhibition.

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From Unfinished Tales of Jerusalem

Iš dar nebaigtų Jeruzalės pasakų (Orig.) / 1996 / Litauen / 26 min

The film based on a strange old pagan tradition, still preserved in only one village in Semogitia (a part of Lithuania). The tradition goes back to the archaic space of the magic’s of folk theater.

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Ten Minutes Before the Flight of Icarus

Dešimt minučių prieš Ikaro skrydį (Orig.) / 1991 / Litauen / 10 min

The film is about Uzupis, a part of Vilnius old town. The film depicts the atmosphere of decaying part of the town and reveals the anticipation of something about to happen. May be, a new flight of Icarus.

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The First farewell to Paradise

Pirmasis atsisveikinimas su Rojumi (Orig.) / 1998 / Litauen / 15 min

The film seeks to convey the senselessness and beauty of his daily life.

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SunDay. The Gospel According to Lift-Man Albertas

SEKMADIENIS. Evangelija Pagal Liftininką Albertą (Orig.) / 2003 / Litauen / 19 min

Although it consists of only 20 shots, Sunday. The Gospel According to Lift-Man Albertas is a rich allegory that one can read in several different ways. Religious references and allusions to Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot urge themselves upon us, and Matelis's view of reality is just as sad as it is humorous.

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Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016: Fresh Documentary Talents at the Upcoming Ninth DAS Awards

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016: Fresh Documentary Talents at the Upcoming Ninth DAS Awards

Ever since 2008, Doc Alliance has been organising an international award intended especially for first-time directors. The Doc Alliance Selection Award helps up-and-coming filmmaking talents to put their name on the documentary map, providing a prize of EUR 5,000 to support their future projects. In 2016, Doc Alliance again nominated 7 outstanding films that will be vying for the 9th annual Doc Alliance Selection Award. The name of the winning title will be announced on August 7, 2016 during an official ceremony at the Locarno International Film Festival.

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- 13.6.2016 -

15 documentary festival hits in the second edition of KineDok

15 documentary festival hits in the second edition of KineDok

Last year saw the launch and pilot edition of KineDok, a unique international project presenting the screenings of creative documentary films enhanced by the debates with the authors of the films and various experts and by other interesting accompanying events. In 2016, this project, organized by the Institute of Documentary Film, offers 15 more European documentaries and brings site specific screenings also to the new audiences in Poland and Norway. Within the Czech Republic, the fans of creative documentaries have a chance to visit more than 150 screenings at at least 25 diverse places and explore current Czech and European documentary production.

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- 9.5.2016 -

A world in a box - Interview with Słavomir Batyra

A world in a box - Interview with Słavomir Batyra

Read an exclusive interview with Polish filmmaker Słavomir Batyra, director of THE GREAT THEATRE. He will guide you through the recesses of his short film just like his film guides the viewers through the recesses of the largest opera house in the world. Would you like some opera tickets or rather cinema ones? What about taking both?

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- 20.4.2016 -

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