Batrachian's Ballad

Leonor Teles

"Simultaneously strange and familiar, distant and near, disquieting and seductive, outsider and cosmopolitan, gypsies are shrouded in an aura of ambiguity. They cannot be said to be invisible, as they hardly go unnoticed."
(Daniel Seabra Lopes)
Like the gypsies, the frogs, made of china, don't go unnoticed to a careful observer. "Batrachian's Ballad" comes about in a context of ambiguity. A film that immerses itself in the reality of Portuguese everyday life, as a form of fabling about a xenophobic behaviour.


FESTIVALS:

[2016] Berlin International Film Festival (Golden Bear for Best Short Film) [Germany]
[2016] Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival [Romania]
[2016] Hong Kong International Film Festival (Firebird Award for Best Short Film) [Hong Kong]
[2016] Vilnius International Film Festival [Lithuania]
[2016] IndieLisboa - International Independent Film Festival (Amnesty International Honorable Mention) [Portugal]
[2016] Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen [Germany]
[2016] Mediterranean Film Festival Split [Croatia]
[2016] Breakthroughs Film Festival [Canada]
[2016] Edinburgh International Film Festival [UK]
[2016] Mostra de Cinema Português em Macau [Macao]
[2016] Palm Springs International ShortFest [USA]
[2016] Semana do Onze - Museu do Neo-Realismo [Portugal]
[2016] FICA - Festival Internacional de Cinema e Arte [Portugal]
[2016] Lima Independiente - Festival Internacional de Cine [Peru]
[2016] Arroios Film Festival [Portugal]
[2016] Curtas Vila do Conde [Portugal]
[2016] Summer Berlinale [Germany]
[2016] SANTAcurtas [Portugal]
[2016] T-Mobile New Horizons [Poland]
[2016] Guanajuato International Film Festival [Mexico]
[2016] Melbourne International Film Festival [Australia]
[2016] Kinemastik International Short Film Festival [Malta]
[2016] Festival Internacional de Curtas de Belo Horizonte (Award for Best Film in the International Competition)[Brazil]
[2016] Periferias Festival Internacional de Cinema de Marvão [Portugal]
[2016] Makedox - Creative Documentary Film Festival [Macedonia]
[2016] São Paulo International Short Film Festival [Brazil]
[2016] Tenerife Shorts - Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens [Spain]
[2016] Duhok International Film Festival [Irak]
[2016] Vista Curta - Festival de Curtas de Viseu [Portugal]
[2016] PerSo Perugia Social Film Festival [Italy]
[2016] Hamptons International Film Festival [USA]
[2016] IndieCork [Irland]
[2016] MICAR - Mostra Internacional de Cinema Anti-Racista [Portugal]
[2016] Festival de Cinema de Arruda dos Vinhos (Best Short Film Award) [Portugal]
[2016] 2morrow Film Festival [Russia]
[2016] Stuff Film Festival [Mexico]
[2016] Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia [Mexico]
[2016] Kaohsiung International Short Film Festival [Taiwan]
[2016] Molodist - Kyiv International Film Festival [Ukraine]
[2016] Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife [Brazil]
[2016] Berlinale Spotlight - Hanoi International Film Festival [Vietnam]
[2016] Berlinale Spotlight - Kalpanirjar International Shot Fiction Film Festival [India]
[2016] Les Écrans Documentaires [France]
[2016] MedFilm (Cervantes Award for Most Innovative Short) [Italy]
[2016] International Short Film Festival Winterthur [Switzerland]
[2016] Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema de São Salvador da Bahia [Brazil]
[2016] Pravo Ljudski Film Festival [Bosnia and Herzegovina]
[2016] The Portuguese Conspiracy [United Kingdom]
[2016] L’Alternativa - Festival Cine Independiente de Barcelona [Spain]
[2016] Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival [Germany]
[2016] Caminhos do Cinema Português (New Talent Award) [Portugal]
[2016] Porto|Post|Doc [Portugal]
[2016] Berlinale Spotlight - KLEX Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival [Malaysia]
[2016] Berlinale Spotlight - TENT Little Cinema International Festival [India]
[2016] Sound & Image Challenge International Festival [Macau]
[2017] Vilnius International Short Film Festival [Lithuania] 
[2017] Festival Internacional de Cine de Lebu [Chile]
[2017] Córtex - Festival de Curtas Metragens de Sintra [Portugal]
[2017] Frames - Portuguese Film Festival [Sweden] 
[2017] Festival Internacional de Cine de Lebu [Chile]
[2017] Festival Córtex [Portugal]
[2017] Akbank Short Film Festival [Turkey]
[2017] Glasgow Short Film Festival [United Kingdom]
[2017] Berlinale Spotlight at Kochi-Muziris Biennale [India]
[2017] Ethnografilm Paris [France]
[2017] Busan International Short Film Festival [South Korea]
[2017] Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen [The Netherlands]
[2017] FEST - New Directors New Films Festival [Portugal]
[2017] Gulbenkian and the Portuguese Cinema [Portugal]
[2017] Macao International Documentary Film Festival - MOIDF [Macao]
[2017] dotdotdot • Open Air Kurzfilmfestival [Austria]
[2017] Des courts l'après-midi [France]
[2017] Ti Milha [Portugal]
[2017] Cinema No Pátio - Novo Cinema Português - GNRation [Portugal]
[2017] Carte Blanche - FIKE - Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens de Évora [Portugal]
[2017] Roma Creative Contest [Italy]
[2017] Cinema Contemporâneo Português, Cineteatro Curvo Semedo [Portugal]
[2017] Vancouver International Film Festival [Canada]
[2017] Shortcutz Ovar [Portugal]
[2017] IBERTIGO - Muestra de Cine Iberoamericano de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria [Spain]
[2017] Mostra Internacional de Cinema Fronteiras [Portugal | Spain]
[2017] Best of Short Films Festival [France]
[2017] Frontdoc [Italy] 
[2017] Ljubljana International Film Festival [Slovenia]
[2017] Go Short Extension La Notte - Rotterdam [The Netherlands]


Documentary
2016, Portugal, 11’ 

Script: Leonor Teles 
Cinematography: Leonor Teles 
Sound: Bernardo Theriaga 
Sound Design: Joana Niza Braga
Sound Mix: Branko Neskov
Color Grading: Andreia Bertini
Editing:
 Leonor Teles  
Production: Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra / Uma Pedra no Sapato

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