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sábado, 24 de diciembre de 2016

No me olvides, Official Selection

Forget -me- nots (No me olvides) is a family drama directed by Miguel  Berzal de Miguel about the problems between sons and parents and the grandchildren in the mid of both. The rights of the grandparents and the threads of love that we must never cut.


 This film will be projected in Centro Cultural Pilar Miró



Oltre la finestra, Official Selection

Francesco Testi is the director of this short film about violence on women. It´s a deep synthesis, a monologue of a true actress who fights to find the joy as actress but as the same time she mixes her hellish feelings as a victim.
This film will be screened in our Madrid


Monsieur Hernst, Official Selection

This short film by Vincent Capello is about memory. A man who tries to be helped by a psychiatrist. Certain accident happened at his life and this is a travel into the past and the strange corners of the mind, in a different narrative way.


It will be projected in Madrid

Cradle, Official Selection

This short  film by Zanyar Lofti is the kind of film you see when you understand that children and old people are very close on the same kind of feelings.


It will be screened in our Madrid

Endless River, Official Selection

This black and white short film by Mohammada Mohammadian is a very subtle metaphor of what happened in the mind of a fisher who tries to find freedom where there is no freedom, The Endless River is the imagination of somebody who tries to fish even where there is no water.

This film will be screened in our Madrid

Highlights Official Selections

This year we got a section with the highlights of several short films that we cannot screen them at their total lenght but we have made an edition to open the Festival with them.

These are the films:

Kaleidoskope by Telemach Wiesinger. A black and white non narrative motion picture with images of trips around the world. The music and the images are the main characters. There is no story but the evocative feelings of a lonely travel.

The Magic of Christmas by Antonio Bellido. This is a very catchy and funny song about the money and social justice. It will be integrated in the opening sequence with these films.


Last Time to Save Earth by Sean Chen got an animation opening explaining the presence of aliens in our world and how they change our perception of reality. That particular brilliant  opening will be projected in our festival.

Casa Ricci by Matthias Rippert is a film about a couple wich cannot find a true happiness at their relationship. The arrival of a third part, an eccentric woman makes sense to that couple. 

Wake me Up by Reem Sameer Al-Bayyattell tells some of the inner feelings of a wife in Arabia.



 They will be projected in our Madrid















Knocked down, Offcial Selection

This black and white animation short film is about a boxer in the middle of a fight. His inner world to win the title using a monologue with a surprising final twist. It´s created by Pepe Gómez.


This film will be screened in our Madrid

miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2016

Subliminal, Official Selection

Subliminal is a 3 minutes short film by Tristan Mcinstosh. It´s about the creative process of a tortured soul. The main role tries to write, but inside his soul there is suffering and a wish to be happy. But the creative process of living is hard...



This Official Selection will be screened in our Madrid section.

Pechorin, Official Selection

This russian feature film directed by Roman Khrushch is based on a book from the XIX century.
It´s made with few elements, few actors and few places of shooting.
But the inner strengh of the film consists in making a portrait about power,
not using politics but the problems of the human soul, a kind of russian Don Juan
who represents the nihilism of loving without loving. An inner charade and its consequences.



This film is going to screened in Madrid (Dr Steam cinema room)

lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2016

All the Best, Official Selection


The first Official Selection from the Hell Chess Festival 2017 is the croatian feature movie called
All The Best directed by Snjezana Tribuson.

This film is a Christmas movie plenty of human moments. Different people from different countries and ways of living run into each other tied by good feelings and the Mozart´s music.
What we saw at this film was the fact of not being using violence or death to express emotions of high levels of intensity. Just simple people with hearts eager to be decent.



All the Best will be screened at  Eden Cinemas in St Julians, Malta.
There it will have several sessions to be watched by our jury and public in December.
All the best to All the Best.



miércoles, 12 de octubre de 2016

Hell Chess Festival 2017

             




                       Now the call for entries is open to the Hell Chess Film Festival 2017.
                       It´s important in life the concept of "making something new".
                       The beautiful forms of art are mediums to convey new philosophies
                        to make the world a better place to live.
                        And of course this is our vision. Try something different. Do not worry
                        if you commit mistakes, take a risk to fly.
                        Look for perfection, but knowing this is impossible.
                        But believe in a cinema miracle to open our consciences and explain
                        why the world needs a change!








             
                   The Hell Chess Film festival is an event celebrated in Campo de Gibraltar, Spain.
                   This year we got a special Festival with some venues in Malta and Spain.
                   And probably a third one in Africa
                   We celebrate our screening and Awards Festival with joy.
                   We celebrate the commemoration of the great Hell Chess film made by                                              From the ruin to  Paradise society. This is our Fifth Edition .
                  This year we receive an awarded section to films and music.
                  We invite all artists from the whole world to participate.
                  Every year since 2013, we project our Hell Chess film and we play chess in a                                     chess tournament.
                  But this year the thing is going to be completed with your artistic works.
                  Make a better place to live with the best of your souls!

                            Awards & Prizes

         We will have a list of Official Selections
          and the most part of them will be screened in the final event
           from the Festival.
           Then, our jury will decide:
         Sterling Silver Trophy to the Best Film.
         Sterling Silver Trophy to the Best Music.  

                   

         Diploma to the Best Director.
         Diploma to the Best Acting.
         Diploma to the Best Story.
         Diploma to the Best Edition
         Diploma to the Best technical production.

          Rules & Terms

      The rules are quite simple.
      You can submit all kind of films and all kind of music  without any limit.The artist freedom is              complete.  You can submit short films, feature films, documentaries, video clips, trailers,                     Video Art or whatever digital sight and sound form. 
 Regarding music, you can submit a song, complete records, incidental or experimental forms                    of music.  Both music and films  got no length required. 
             No limits in languages, but we do recommend  spanish subtitles.



miércoles, 6 de julio de 2016

Hell Chess Awards

The event is over.

We enjoyed a sweet summer evening with the radical sight and sound vision of THE VIBRATIONS,
the eternal and beautiful end of THE LAST KING OF GRANADA, the critical CONTEXT of two friends who are not aware of their context,and the romantic black and white sound of FIRST PARADISE. But these are the winners:









                                                       

Best Film: CARPE DIEM



This is a very elegant reflexion about loneliness.
We are especially touched by the opera scene with a beautiful mixture between classical and contemporary music. All is well done.




We don´t receive enough songs to give the Best Music Prize, so we have decided to award as
homage the spanish rock music band MOVIE PUSSIES at its 20th anniversary:




Both prizes are Sterling Silver pieces from the personal collection of Juan de la Encina.





And finally we are going to give an honorable mention:

Diploma to the BEST DIRECTOR: DAVID KING for the film EXIT.







This is a very special director who represents the best of the Hell Chess Spirit.
We enjoyed a killer edition and an innovative narrative way of telling stories.



.........

The Hell Chess Festival was completed with the premiere of the Film ¿NOTAS?
an anti-militarist film of Jorjesus that was made in 2006.







Thanks to everybody involved!

domingo, 19 de junio de 2016

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS


These are the Official Selections in Hell Chess Festival 2016.
Read carefully because there are two groups.
The first group are finalists and they are included and will be screened in the final event in Centro Cultural Pilar Miró in Madrid. (July 6 at 8:00 pm)
The second group are the semi-finalists not included in the final event.
But both groups got the quality of being Official Selections and got the right to wear the Laurels.


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS ( Finalists included in the final event):


The Vibrations by Benoit Maestre (France)





El último Rey de Granada by Pepe Gómez (España)





Carpe Diem by Grégoire Von Rakowski (France)





Exit by David King (Australia)






Context by Carlos Dominicis (USA)



First Paradise by Joe Hoster (Switzerland)






OFFICIAL SELECTIONS (Semifinalists not included in the final event)

Fish by Saman Hosseinpuor (Iran)




Noriko by Christian Jilka (Austria)


Masaai 10th Lost Tribe of Israel by Dante Tanikie-Montagnani (UK)













miércoles, 4 de mayo de 2016

Hell Chess Festival

The Hell Chess Film festival is an event celebrated in Campo de Gibraltar, Spain.
We celebrate the commemoration of the great Hell Chess film made by From the ruin to Paradise society. This is our Fourth edition .
This year we receive an awarded section to films and music.
We invite all artists from the whole world to participate
All the submissions must use the Filmfreeway platform (button above).
Every year since 2013, we project our Hell Chess film and we play chess in a tournament.
But this year the thing is going to be completed with your artistic works.
Make a better place to live with the best of your souls!


              

Awards

Sterling Silver Trophy to The Best Film.
Sterling Silver Trophy to The Best Music.



Rules & Terms

The rules are quite simple.
You can submit all kind of films and all kind of music without any limit.
The artist freedom is complete. You can submit short films, feature films,
video clips, trailers, Video Art or whatever digital sight and sound form.
Regarding music, you can submit songs, complete records, incidental
or experimental forms of music.
Both music and films got no length required.
No limits in languages too but we do recommend spanish or english subtitles.