A HOLE IN THE SKY
FRANCE - SOMALIA 10 MIN
Young Alifa looks up at the Somali sky and thinks about her daily life as a shepherdess. She knows the day that will change her life forever is about to come.
Born in Barcelona, Alex studied Filmmaking in Spain, Italy and then in New York as a Fulbright scholar. He has worked internationally as script analyst, editor, cinematographer, writer and director. During the last years Alex has combined these activities teaching in presti- gious universities such Elisava, Blanquerna or University of Barcelona.
His work has obtained more than 80 awards and has been screened in over 300 festi- vals in more than 40 countries. Among other important venues Alex has participated in the official section of Sundance, Berlinale Talent Campus, Cannes Short Film Corner, and has been one of the final nominees for the Os- cars-Student Academy Awards, two times for the Gaudí Catalan Academy Awards, and one time for the NY-Emmys.
Was born in Australia, raised in Europe and lives in NYC. He has written and directed feature films in the US, Canada, Australia and Italy. Credits include ON MY OWN (Alliance Atlantis), LITTLE BOY BLUE (Warner Bros.), CLAUDINE’S RETURN (Miramax). His work has been presented at major international festivals, including Sundance, Berlin, San Sebastian, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Montreal, Hamptons.
As a documentarian he has been sent by UNTV (United Nations TV) to remote parts of the world to put the spotlight on some of the world’s most underreported stories. These assignments have taken him to West Bank, Indonesia, Korea, China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Kenya, Gabon, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Somaliland.
- Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah 2014
- Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, USA 2014
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands 2014
- Raindance Film festival, UK 2014
- THESS International Short Film Festival, Greece 2014
- Cannes Short Film Corner, France 2014
- Parnu International Documentary and An- thropology Film Festival, Estonia 2014
Beerato: a little known area of the world is a small area with wide open expanses in wind swept Somaliland. This is a short - an episode of a feature length project we would like to make. We hope that our mesmerizing observation will bring a new perspective to how we look at the lives of ordinary women living in an extraordinary (to western eyes) place.
Short Competition 2015