ELI – EIN PORTRAIT

A Film by Lumen Nguyen

Synopsis

ELI – A PORTRAIT
“In the end your soul wants to follow your body. Your body wants to follow your soul.”
Balian Buschbaum

My short documentary-portrait is a thought-provoking impulse. Known TV documentaries dealing with the topic transgender, always have this voyeuristic character, though they actually try to be illuminating in a way. ELI shows you an intimate and honest look in the intellectual world of a trans* person. My short documentary-portrait is a mixture of my own takes and archive material.

Director

  • Picture of Lumen Nguyen © Lumen Nguyen

    Lumen Nguyen

    Lumen Nguyen was born 1992 in Goslar and grew up in Mönchengladbach. 2012 she began her studies in communication design at the University of Applied Scienes- HAW Hamburg. ELI- A PORTRAIT is her graduation film. Lumen makes instant photographs and films.

Awards + Festivals

  • 30th QUEERFILMFESTIVAL ESSLINGEN (Official Selection, Esslingen, Germany)November 8, 2018
  • 3rd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 29, 2018
  • 4th BAYAMON INT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bayamón, Puerto Rico)January 30, 2019
  • 4th INDIE-LINCS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lincolnshire, UK)February 14, 2019
  • 1st NORTH EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 19, 2019
  • 7th INTERNATIONAL CHANGING PERSPECTIVES FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)March 6, 2019
  • 14th DIECIMINUTI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ceccano, Italy)March 19, 2019
  • *BEST MESSAGE AWARD*
    2nd GLOBAL INDIA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)March 23, 2019
  • 8th HEADWATERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bemidji, MN, USA)March 27, 2019
  • 3rd ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brooklyn Heights, NY, USA)April 4, 2019
  • 4th THE UNDEPENDENCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, United Kingdom)April 6, 2019
  • 18th IVY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Providence, RI, USA)April 8, 2019
  • 31st FILMFEST DRESDEN (Open Air Program, Dresden, Germany)April 9, 2019
  • 2nd SWINDON INDEPENDANT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK)April 15, 2019
  • 20th SHORT FILM DAYS SCHWEINFURT (Official Selection, Schweinfurt, Germany)April 18, 2019
  • 16th FISH - FESTIVAL IM STADTHAFEN (Official Selection, Rostock, Germany)April 25, 2019
  • 9th ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (Official Selection, Oderaue, Germany)May 17, 2019
  • 14th DAVIS FEMINIST FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Davis, CA, USA)May 23, 2019
  • 54th WERKSTATT DER JUNGEN FILMSZENE (Official Selection, Wiesbaden, Germany)June 7, 2019
  • 15th FEST - NEW DIRECTORS, NEW FILMS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Espinho, Portugal)June 24, 2019
  • *DOCUMENTARY AWARD*
    2nd PORTO FEMME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Porto, Portugal)July 18, 2019
  • 10th BANGALORE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bangalore, India)August 1, 2019
  • 5th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Official Selection, Bali, Indonesia)October 10, 2019

Crew

Director
Lumen Nguyen
Screenplay
Lumen Nguyen
Producer
Lumen Nguyen
Director of Photography
Lumen Nguyen
Art Direction
Lumen Nguyen
Costume Design
Lumen Nguyen
Sound
Lumen Nguyen
Editor
Lumen Nguyen
Sound Design
Lumen Nguyen and Thomas Görne

Details

Running Time
6:40 minutes
Shooting Format
HD 1920 × 1080
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Dolby Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

HAW Hamburg - Fakultät DMI
Finkenau 35
22081 Hamburg, Germany

DIRECTOR

Lumen Nguyen
lumennguyen@gmail.com
IG: iam_lumen