Der Block

A Film by Nadine Boller

Synopsis

In the middle of the steppes of Kyrgyzstan an old foundation dating back to the Soviet era is gaining more and more importance in the nomads’ daily life.

Director

  • Picture of Nadine Boller © Nadine Boller

    Nadine Boller

    Nadine Boller, a documentary filmmaker and camerawoman born 1986 and raised in Switzerland, finished her Master studies in film science and English linguistics at the University of Lausanne beginning 2013. Shortly after, she attended an intensive full-time documentary film course at the MET Film School Berlin in order to acquire the necessary knowledge for realising her first project: a self-directed documentary about a nomad family in Kyrgyzstan. After 6 months of shooting and participating in the nomads’ everyday life she returned to Berlin to edit her footage. Three films emerged: Erkinai die Halbnomadin (2016), Impressions of Aiana (2015) and The Block (2015). Currently, she is preparing her next project in Kyrgyzstan, which will be shot in 2017. Her relationship with Kyrgyzstan is a close one having lived there for over a year doing ethnographic-linguistic research in a village for her MA thesis prior to shooting the movie. Since she has taught herself the Kyrgyz language and established many intimate contacts with locals, her future projects will partially revolve around this Central Asian country, as for most people this region remains a blank spot on the map. But her interest for ethnography will most certainly widen her field of action to other parts and topics of our planet. Although her involvement with practical filmmaking is a rather recent one, photography, on the other hand, has been part of her life since many years. Her studies in cinematographic aesthetics helped her develop her own understanding of picture composition and passion for colour relations, which she expresses through the means of the still image.

Awards + Festivals

  • MOVE ME PRODUCTIONS – SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Belgium (Quartly Online Short Film Festival, Official Selection, Antwerpen, Belgium)October 1, 2015
  • BROKEN KNUCKLE FILM FESTIVAL (Online Film Festival, Official Selection)December 1, 2015
  • BLACK BIRD FILM FESTIVAL (Online Film Festival, Official Selection, USA)December 20, 2015
  • CINEVANA BERLIN (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)December 22, 2015
  • *AWARD BEST NEWCOMER SHORT MOVIE*
    U.F.O. KURZFILMFESTIVAL LEIPZIG (Official Selection, Leipzig, Germany)January 16, 2016
  • SOLOTHURNER FILMTAGE 2016 (Official Selection, Solothurn, Switzerland)January 21, 2016
  • SILK ROAD FILM FESTIVAL 2016, (Official Selection, Ireland)March 10, 2016
  • 6th PANORAMA DO CINEMA SUIÇO CONTEMPORÂNEO 2016, (Official Selection, Brazil)June 16, 2016
  • 22nd FILM FESTIVAL DELLA LESSINIA (Official Selection, Bosco Chiesanuova, Italy)August 8, 2016
  • 1st ALIVE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)September 23, 2016
  • INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK FILMFESTIVAL 2016, (Official Selection, New York, USA)September 30, 2016
  • 23rd INT’L INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL IN THE NAME OF IRENEUSZ RADŹ “PUBLICYSTYKA 2016” (Official Selection, Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Poland) October 21, 2016
  • 25th DOKUMENTART – EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARIES 2016 (Official Selection, Neubrandenburg, Germany )November 11, 2016
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    3rd MINIDOC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Polán, Toledo, Spain)November 11, 2016
  • 24th BLICKE – FILMFESTIVAL DES RUHRGEBIETS (Competition, Bochum, Germany)November 23, 2016
  • 2nd PORI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Finland)November 23, 2016
  • 14th INTERNATIONAL SHORT & INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dhaka, Bangladesh)December 3, 2016
  • 11th INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ZUBROFFKA (Official Selection, Bialystok, Poland)December 7, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 8th SOFIA MENAR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bulgaria)January 12, 2017
  • GOLD MOVIE AWARDS GODDESS NIKE (Finalist, London, UK)February 4, 2017
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    11th FESTIVAL GORNISKEGA FILMA (Official Selection, Slovenia)February 20, 2017
  • 20th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ZOOM – ZBLIZENIA (Official Selection, Poland)February 20, 2017
  • 1st ASWAN INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Panorama Section, Egypt)February 20, 2017
  • 12th ANNUAL DURANGO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CO, USA)March 1, 2017
  • *BEST SHORT FILM INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY*
    2nd LANÚS FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE (Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina)March 1, 2017
  • 4th GREEN IMAGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tokyo, Japan)March 3, 2017
  • 18th BAYREUTHER FILMFEST "KONTRAST" (Official Selection, Germany)March 3, 2017
  • LLANBERIS ADVENTURE & MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wales)March 3, 2017
  • 47th TAMPERE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tampere, Finland)March 8, 2017
  • 18th BUNTER HUND - INTERNATIONALES KURZFILMFEST MÜNCHEN (Official Selection, Munich, Germany)March 9, 2017
  • 8th FICU LANTERNA MÉXICO (Official Selection, Huixquilucan, Mexico)March 13, 2017
  • 19th MECAL PRO, INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)March 14, 2017
  • 9th SHORT WAVE FESTIVAL (International Competition, Poznan, Poland)March 21, 2017
  • 10th LICHTER FILMFEST FRANKFURT (Official Selection, Frankfurt, Germany)March 28, 2017
  • CINEMA PERPETUUM MOBILE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Minsk, Belarus)April 5, 2017
  • 18th ANNUAL CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, Mississippi, USA)April 6, 2017
  • 3rd UNDEPENDENCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, Scotland)April 21, 2017
  • 1st PHILADELPHIA ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 21, 2017
  • CHEAP CUTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)May 5, 2017
  • 8th SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Italy)March 10, 2017
  • CINEMA PERPETUUM MOBILE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Minsk, Belarus)April 5, 2017
  • 6th CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wales)May 8, 2017

Crew

Screenplay
Nadine Boller
Producer
Nadine Boller
Director
Nadine Boller
Director of Photography
Nadine Boller
Sound
Nadine Boller
Editor
Nadine Boller
Sound Design
Yannick Tinguely

Details

Running Time
09:44 mins
Shooting Format
FullHD1080/50i
Sceening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Mono

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Nadine Boller

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