Bintou

A Film by Simone Catharina Gaul

Synopsis

Bintou is from Burkina Faso and loves to lead a modern lifestyle. She dreams of becoming a famous dressmaker. Suddenly her life is turned upside-down when she has to take responsibility for her own daughter again who has been living in a children’s home so far.

A film about dreams, responsibilities and the search for one’s place in life.

Director

  • Picture of Simone Catharina Gaul © Simone Catharina Gaul

    Simone Catharina Gaul

    Simone was born in 1984 in Stuttgart. She is a journalist and filmmaker. Simone studied Romance philology and political sciences in Stuttgart and Paris. After her graduation she continued her studies at the Filmacademy Baden-Württemberg where she realized several short movies and three long documentaries. Her films are shown and awarded at national and international film festivals. Simone lives in Berlin.

Awards + Festivals

  • 11th DOKU DAYS UA – INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Ukraine)March 24, 2014
  • HOT DOCS – CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL (World Showcase, Canada)April 28, 2014
  • 18th FESTIVAL ECRANS NOIRS (Official Selection, Cameroon)July 19, 2014
  • INTERNATIONAL IMAGES FILM FESTIVAL FOR WOMEN (Official Competition, Zimbabwe)August 15, 2014
  • NOMINATION FIRST STEPS AWARD 2014 (Documentary, Berlin, Germany)September 18, 2014
  • GOLDEN ORCHID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Feature film program, USA)September 21, 2014
  • REGARD BLEU 10 – WERKSCHAU DES STUDENTISCHEN FILMS (Official Selection, Switzerland)October 10, 2014
  • DOKUBAZAAR 2014 - LJUBLJANA INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Slovenia)October 27, 2014
  • 3rd FAMILY FICTION FILM PROJECT (Official Selection, Porto, Portugal)November 11, 2014
  • 7th GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, India)November 11, 2014
  • 9th LES ESCALES DOCUMENTAIRES DE LIBREVILLE (Official Selection, Gabon)December 1, 2014
  • 16th MADURAI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2014
  • 3rd CHENNAI INT’L DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)January 25, 2015
  • *AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE*
    5th BELOIT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA)February 20, 2015
  • 4th LUXUR AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL (Out-of-Competition, Egypt) March 16, 2015
  • UNDEPENDENCE FILM FESTIVAL EDINBURGH (Official Selection, Scotland)March 19, 2015
  • 22nd SGUARDI ALTROVE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (LE DONNE RACCONTANO Section, Milano, Italy) March 21, 2015
  • *JURY AWARD*
    6th VITTORIO VENETO FILM FESTIVAL - KIDS AND TEENS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)April 14, 2015
  • BELOIT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – BIFF YEAR `ROUND (Special Screening, USA)May 6, 2015
  • STUDENT’S FILM FORUM FREIBURG (Competition, Germany)May 11, 2015
  • SIETAREUROPA CONGRESS (Screening, Valencia, Spain)May 20, 2015
  • 12th INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)July 16, 2015
  • ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tanzania)July 18, 2015
  • *BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY*
    1st LYON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nominated for the Best Feature Documentary, Best Director, Best Music, Best Editing, France) January 30, 2016
  • 4th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, USA) February 26, 2016
  • 4th SILK ROAD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dublin, Ireland)March 10, 2016
  • *AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY*
    10th ETHNOCINECA – INT’L DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL VIENNA (competition of EVA – Excellence in Visual Anthropology, Austria) May 17, 2016
  • 16th FILMFEST FRAUENWELTEN (Competition, Tübingen, Rottenburg, Germany)November 23, 2016
  • FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (DEUTSCHEN FILMBEWERTUNGSSTELLE): PRÄDIKAT: 'WERTVOLL' April 1, 2015

Crew

Director
Simone Catharina Gaul
Screenplay
Simone Catharina Gaul
Producer
Dominik Utz, Martin Schwimmer
Director Of Photography
Carina Neubohn
Editor
Jan Bihl
Sound
Dominik Leube
Music
Hanna von Hübbenet, Konomba Traoré

Details

Running Time
64:00
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, HDCam
Aspect Ratio
1:1.85
Sound
Surround 5.1
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

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FILM SCHOOL, DISTRIBUTION & PRODUCTION

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Akademiehof 10
71638 Ludwigsburg, Germany

Tel.: +49 7141 969 103
festivals@filmakademie.de

Eva Steegmayer (Festival)
mobil: +49 7141 / 969 103
mail: eva.steegmayer@filmakademie.de

Sigrid Gairing (License & Sales)
Mobil: + 49 7141 / 969 193

PRODUCER

Martin Schwimmer & Dominik Utz | DOMAR Film GmbH
filmakademie@domar-film.de
+49 174 608 88 71