Born of Stone

A Film by Emilio Bellu

Synopsis

Completed just a few weeks before Sciola’s recent passing, Born of Stone is an immersion inside the sights and sound of remarkable artists, and inside his belief that stones are not just the material that gives shape to the universe, but that they are alive, plastic, a fundamental way to communicate with nature

Director

  • Picture of Emilio Bellu © Emilio Bellu

    Emilio Bellu

    Emilio Bellu is a writer and director from Cagliari, Italy, based in Prague, Czech Republic for about a decade. He worked for years as a journalist in his native Italy, covering his passions - art and technology, especially - for various national publications.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY*
    32nd BERLIN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)June 30, 2016
  • 24th TAVOLARA FILM FESTIVAL (Special Event, Tavolara, Italy)July 12, 2016
  • 24th RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)September 24, 2016
  • 26th HOT SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hot Springs, USA)October 10, 2016
  • A TALES OF ITALY (A Selection of Italian Short Films – The Italian Cultural Institute, London, UK)December 7, 2016
  • 20th SONOMA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA) March 29, 2017
  • 19th SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Florida, USA)March 31, 2017
  • 15th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SIGNS OF THE NIGHT (International Competition, Bangkok, Thailand)May 5, 2017
  • 9th FILM FEST PETALUMA (Official Selection, Petaluma, CA, USA)May 6, 2017
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    12th MONACO CHARITY FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Officail Selection, Monaco)May 14, 2017
  • 1st PORTOVIEJO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ecuador)June 1, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • *HONORABLE MENTION*
    10th PORTO7 - OPORTO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Porto, Portugal)June 14, 2017
  • *WINNER*
    7th ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (Competition, Oderaue, Germany)June 23, 2017
  • 8th FREDERICK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Frederick, Maryland, USA)June 23, 2017
  • QUARANTINE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Varna, Bulgaria)July 4, 2017
  • NATURVISION FILMFESTIVAL LUDWIGSBURG (Special Program, Ludwigsburg, Germany)July 13, 2017
  • 24th OPENEYES FILMFEST (Official Selection, Marburg, Germany)July 20, 2017
  • 41th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Weiterstadt, Germany)August 10, 2017
  • 12th SARDINIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sassari, Italy)August 17, 2017
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY* & *BEST SOUND DESIGN*
    5th KRALJEVSKI FILMSKI FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kraljevo, Serbia)August 31, 2017
  • 7th QUÉBEC CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)September 13, 2017
  • 10th FILMFESTIVAL FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Documentary Section, Germany)October 2, 2017
  • 6th INT'L TOUR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rome, Italy)October 4, 2017
  • 12th TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tacoma, Washington, USA)October 5, 2017
  • 4th ARTCITY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buea, Cameroon)October 10, 2017
  • *WINNER*
    16th FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL CINEMA D'ARTE (Official Selection, Milan, Italy)October 11, 2017
  • 1st MAKE IT SHORT - LEWES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lewes, U.K.)October 14, 2017
  • 15th TIRANA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)November 3, 2017
  • 2nd AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Switzerland)November 17, 2017
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY HONOURABLE MENTION* *WINNER BEST SCORE*
    14th MANCHESTER INT'L SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)November 20, 2017
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM* *BEST MUSIC SCORE*
    BAJA CINEFEST (Official Selection, Baja California, Mexico)December 26, 2017
  • 2nd CINEFEST IBIZA (Official Selection, Spain)January 22, 2018

Crew

Screenplay
Emilio Bellu
Producer
Emilio Bellu
Director
Emilio Bellu
Director of Photography
Cédric Larvoire
Sound
Jindřich Kravařík
Editor
Emilio Bellu
Sound Design
Emilio Bellu
Music
Emilio Bellu and Jindřich Kravařík

Details

Running Time
15:40 mins
Shooting Format
RED Digital 4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
4096X2160
Sound
5.1, Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Emilio Bellu

www.emiliobellu.com
https://www.facebook.com/emiliobellufp/