martes, 3 de diciembre de 2019

Third and final Session of the Hell Chess Festival 2019

These are the Official Selections of the the Hell Chess Festival event in December 19 at 18:00 hrs in the cinema Artistic Metropol, Madrid. These films will compete for the prize "Filmmaker of the year."





-Black or Whites.....(UK).... directed by Anita Pico.

This chess game is a symbolic revelation of a crime and the suffering for love and loss.
The stage is pale and tormenting. A true style of what Hell Chess is all about.










-Ovarian Ciyst.....(USA).... directed by Aron Fromm.

This animation short film is original in the way it shows a fight against this medical problem
as all it was a superheroe fight. It´s refreshing the humour and the comic style.






-Photos in the rain.....(USA).... directed by Thomas O´Brien.



We are very touched by this documentary of some forsaken photos in the street.
A photographer who has lost his memory and his artistic testimony is rescued
by a sensitive  filmmaker who appreciates what is good.






Plus these finalists we are going to screen the Offical Selections of Summer and March.
All of them can be awarded at this Christmas Session.




-Be my rebel......Nena & Dave Steward.....(Germany).... directed by Virgil Widrich


This videoclip sang by Nena was selected by our festival for it´s good edition and as homage
to this german singer from the 80s who is in an incredible good shape after the years.





-Una sola bala.....(Venezuela).... directed by Stuart Rivas

This film is about suicide and what we find interesting is the vision of the impossibility
of escaping from problems after killing yourself. You will be in the mental same place...




All the world is at stage...(Singapore)... directed by Hannes Rall

This brief animation film is based in Shakespeare but what we find appealing is the visual concept, with few brushes his author tells the story of the sad living of many.



Moonflower...(Canada)...directed by Deb Ethier


Moonflower is a very stylish little piece of animation. The classical good taste is what we find more interesting in a world where everything is excessive. Special Audience Award.




Meltdown...(UK)...directed by Guli Silberstein

It looks like an abstract exercise but it is not. It´s like a documentary critic of we world we live but with  tasty filters and overlapped images with a real beauty.



Thirty pieces...(Australia)...directed by James Weir

This is a film deserved to be watched several times to understand the unexpected final twist of the story and the message regarding drug addiction, religion, salvation or hell. (Winner of our 2019 Festival)


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Apart from these Official selected films we are going to screen out of competition the David King past winner homage, and Sherry Wang´s Chess Song. Other former selections are part from our History and will be screened too..









And of course our work as filmmaking  society.

See you soon!






        



jueves, 17 de octubre de 2019

Christmas session



The call of entries is open to the Christmas session of the Hell Chess Film Festival 2019.

The glory of cinema is here. Sometimes you forget to see far away. If you really see more beyond this is your festival.

All kind of films are permitted. All films compete in the same category. Regardless duration.
We are looking for the best filmmaker of the year. See you soon in Madrid.




domingo, 15 de septiembre de 2019

Winners Hell Chess Festival 2019 (summer session in Jerez)


The last Friday the 13th our Director gave a conference about the Theme of this session "Supernatural" and the UFO question, totally essential to understand the life we live as puppets under this world.
The five finalists were well welcome in the University of Cádiz Jerez and finally only two films got the Jury and the Audience awards:


MOONFLOWER BY  Deb Ethier------Special Audience Award




THIRTY PIECES BY James Weir------Winner Hell Chess Fest. 2019 (Jury Award)



After watching hundreds of films these are the winners and all the Selections can be specially proud of being finalists after such rigorous procedure.







domingo, 11 de agosto de 2019

Official Selection summer 2019








These are the finalists from our festival season. Hundreds of films received to reach this demanding Official Selection. The next September 13 in Jerez we will award the best film of the Hell  Chess Festival 2019.







-Una sola bala.....(Venezuela).... directed by Stuart Rivas

This film is about suicide and what we find interesting is the vision of the impossibility
of escaping from problems after killing yourself. You will be in the mental same place...




All the world is at stage...(Singapore)... directed by Hannes Rall

This brief animation film is based in Shakespeare but what we find appealing is the visual concept, with few brushes his author tells the story of the sad living of many.



Moonflower...(Canada)...directed by Deb Ethier


Moonflower is a very stylish little piece of animation. The classical good taste is what we find more interesting in a world where everything is excessive.




Meltdown...(UK)...directed by Guli Silberstein

It looks like an abstract exercise but it is not. It´s like a documentary critic of we world we live but with  tasty filters and overlapped images with a real beauty.



Thirty pieces...(Australia)...directed by James Weir

This is a film deserved to be watched several times to understand the unexpected final twist of the story and the message regarding drug addiction, religion, salvation or hell.


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Apart from these Official selected films we are going to screen out of competition (but past winners) the Sherry Wang´s movies Chess Song and Messages from beyond. These films got a special connection with the soul of our festival and will be screened in our event forever.









And of course our work as filmmaking  society.

See you soon!






        



sábado, 30 de marzo de 2019

Second Session HELL CHESS FESTIVAL 2019



The call of entries is open to the final of the Hell Chess Film Festival 2019.

The glory of cinema is here. Sometimes you forget to see far away. If you really see more beyond this is your festival.


All kind of films are permitted. All films compete in the same category. Regardless duration.
The winner got a sterling silver trophy. The rest categories got virtual diplomas. See you soon in Jerez.


jueves, 7 de marzo de 2019

First session of the Hell Chess Festival 2019


And this the video final result of the First session of the Hell Chess Festival 2019:


All of them are former winners of The Hell Chess Festival in different categories.

......... EXIT, David King, (Best Director in 2016)
......... GIRL INDIGO, Sherry Wang,  (Best Film in 2017)
......... TODO POR GALACTUS, José Araujo, Rodrigo Lamoso (Best Writer in 2018)
......... OLTRE LA FINESTRA, Francesco Testi (Lola Manzano Best Acting in 2017)
......... MOVIE PUSSIES, Carlos Martín (Music homage 2016)
......... COLLAR, Enmanuel Russel (Special Audience Award 2018)
......... EL VELORIO, Gus Arteaga (Best Film and Best Acting to M. Balderas in 2018)



Plus we screen Official Selections to 2019:

........... Todo empezó así, Jorjesús, España (out of competition)
........... Be my Rebel, Nena & Dave Stewart, Germany (Official Selection)