BIFF Shorts: Global Docs
Screening w/ Filmmaker Q&A
October 8-12, 2020
BIFF Shorts: Global Documentary
Nonfiction dispatches from Poland, France, Greenland and Spain.
Nicholas Jones (Dir), 37 minutes, WNY Premiere, France/Greenland
English and French with English subtitles
After his partner of 14 years returns to France, painter Pierre Auzias waits in limbo for the Danish government to grant him permission to stay in Nicholas Jones’ poetic documentary about longing, place, migration and identity.
Renata Rezende + María Begoña Izquierdo (Dir), 35 minutes, NY Premiere, Spain
Spanish with English Subtitles
A collaged portrait of Personaje Personaje, a young queer artist who deals with the intimate problems of maturing, while lending his body to other entities during his performances.
Jan Borowiec (Dir), 40 minutes, NY Premiere, Poland
English and Polish with English subtitles
Jan Borowiec’s moving documentary explores the stories behind a large collection of recently discovered glass plates created between 1914 - 1939. In addition to fascinating stories of the individual, the director gives new life to these archives and tells the collective story of Lublin prior to World War II.
Still from A Greenlander
Directed by: Nicholas Jones
Video from Personaje Personaje
Directed by: Renata Rezende + María Begoña Izquierdo
Still from Glass Negatives
Directed by: Jan Borowiec