World Première: 'Visions du Réel'
Nyon' ('Grand angle') APRIL ‘15
- Winner of Festival 'Planête Honnête' - French Premiere SEPTEMBER ‘15
- Bert Artistical Film at NURT (Kielce, Poland) DECEMBER ‘15
Our film has been also selected in these following festivals :
- Golden Apricot (Erevan) JUNE ‘15
- Moscow Film Festival JUNE ‘15
- Krakow Film Festival JUNE ‘15
- CineMed (Montpellier) OCTOBER ‘15
- Jihlava East Silver Market (Czech Republic) NOVEMBER ‘15
- Moncton FICFA 2015 (Quebec) NOVEMBER ‘15
- Festival International Signes de Nuit (France) DECEMBER ‘15
- Karama HRFF 2015 (Amann, Jordan – DECEMBER ‘15)
- Saint Martin de Valamas Festival documentary film festival (APRIL ‘16)
On line festivals:
- CineFest Los Angeles (online)
- Festival Scope (online)
- Wroclaw – Polish Première (ODRA-FILM) APRIL ’16
- Brussels – Belgian Première (BOZAR) MAY ‘15
- Paris - Seminar of ethnomusicology OCTOBER ’15
- Brussels - Espace Senghor in the context of Résonance et mémoire DECEMBER ‘15
- Brussels – (HAY DOUN – Armenian Cultural Center) JANUARY ’16
- Berlin - International Research Center Interweaving Performance Cultures FEBRUARY ‘16
- Naples - Italian Premiere (ASTRAdoc) MARCH '16 -
- Amann - Institut français de Jordanie DECEMBER ’16
This films had the great opportunity to be screened, as World Première, at Visions du Réel in Nyon (Switzerland). This seletion (in the Grand Angle - a prestigious section*) allowed us to participate nowadays, to a fortnight International Film Festivals and received two recognitions.
For sure, this first selection has been, decisive for the Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles (Belgian Ministry - promotion department) which allowed us to be assisted by a very experimented Press Attaché (Laurence Bastin) - who had previously worked for ten years at Cineart (main Belgiuam distributor for cultural films).
The 'thatrical release' of the film has been - pratically EVERY time - accompanied by the beautiful Maël G. Lagadec's photographic exhibition (AT THEMERCY OF FATE) and, when it is possible - with a workshop of initiation about Armenian Liturgical Chant. These TWO collateral events undeniably helped A LOT the possibility for ‘Singing in Exile’ to stay longer in the Theaters.
We made also a STRONG PROMOTIONAL campaign through social networks – with the precious helps of Mariam Nersesian (very active in the different belgian Armenian communities).
So we organized ALSO two screenings with – at the end – the speech of the main leaders in the Armenian Community – as Grégoire Jakhian (Loyensloeff).
So, in Brussels the films reamained for four weeks consequently at AVENTURE CINE CONFORT cinéma, the it moved to Mons (PLAZA ART) and next April to Liege (PARC) and Namur (soon in CAMEO). At the same time, we are developing contacts with the Flamish market, more specifically in Genk and Antwerpen (were are base a huge Armenian community). This ‘step’ will be rerachedat late springtime.
The different Theatre owner make to this coproduction a lot of compliments and the film was the subject of some VERY FINE Press articles (most significant by Hugues Le Paige - former director of the documentary unit RTBF).
Along with all this' first operating system is in the process of setting up a 'second circuit' - again thanks to Laurence Bastin. Libération Films will handle this circuit and they are VERY WELL INTRODUCED Belgian /French associations in different associative worlds.
So we can consider that the film ‘Singing in Exile’ has still has good moments to live in the Flemish Theaters and, we really trust and hope, soon also in some French theaters (Cinema d'Essais circuit).
Appel à competition
Olivier Smolders (réalisateur et essayiste), Giovanni Piperno (réalisateur et directeur de la photographie), Rudi Maerten (chef-monteur), Alina Marazzi (réalisatrice), Katija Wildermuth (Commissioning Editor MDR) et par d'autres professionnels du monde du cinéma, de la photographie et de l'art.
Le FAITO DOC FESTIVAL lance cet appel pour participer à la compétition internationale pour courts-metrages et longs-métrages documentaire autour du thème: "L'IVRESSE"