Persisting Dreams

A Film by Côme Ledésert

Synopsis

Toni is a fisherman in Lampedusa. He sees men, women and children traveling from another continent. Who are these migrants arriving by sea on an island at the entry door of Europe, leaving it as soon as they can if they didn’t die before on their paths? Through Toni’s testimony, intercut by animation that underlines his role of obliged witness, this documentary invites us to question our perception of migrants in Europe – between our tenacious fantasies, Toni’s reality and their persisting dreams.

Director

  • Picture of Côme Ledésert © Schnepp-Renou

    Côme Ledésert

    Côme Ledésert is a French filmmaker and practice-based PhD student at the University of Westminster, London, UK. His documentary short "Almut" was selected in several international film festivals in USA, Canada and Germany. By intercutting animation with documentary footage, his film "Persisting dreams" about Lampedusa focuses on the relationship between fiction and documentary, as well as social sciences and art. “Persisting dreams” premiered at the World Film Festival (Canada) and was selected in around 20 film festivals, among others at Oaxaca Film Fest (Mexico), Japan Media Arts Film Festival, Etiuda&Anima (Poland) and Jean Rouch International Film Festival (France).



    Joanna Szelag & Nicolas Kovalenko, animation makers

    Joanna Szelag was born in 1985 in Poland, Nicolas Kovalenko in 1984 in France. They have both graduated in Architectural studies, in Cracow and in Nantes respectively. Since 2009, they have been working together in Nantes on animation film projects, children's books and comic books. Their short film The Cow! was awarded at the "Carrefour de la Creation" of the Annecy festival 2013.

Awards + Festivals

  • 39th MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (46th STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Documentary Section, Canada)September 2, 2015
  • 7th DOKUBAZAAR – INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Slovenia)September 21, 2016
  • FILMFESTIVAL MÜNSTER 2015 (Competition, Germany)September 23, 2015
  • 9th NUREMBERG INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)September 30, 2015
  • 12th FILMFEST EBERSWALDE (Competition “shortdocumentary”, Germany)October 4, 2015
  • 6th OAXACA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mexico)October 9, 2015
  • REGARD BLEU FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, Zurich, Switzerland)October 24, 2015
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    34th JEAN ROUCH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France)November 7, 2015
  • 10th SCENECS - THE INTERNATIONAL DEBUT FILM FESTIVAL (Sneak Peak Screening, Netherlands)November 8, 2015
  • 22nd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ETIUDA&ANIMA 2015 (Official Selection, Poland)November 24, 2015
  • FETE DE L’HUMA 2017 (Official Selection, Lorient, France)November 25, 2017
  • KARAMA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jordan)December 5, 2015
  • JEAN ROUCH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Laureate Screening , Musée de l’Homme, Paris, France)January 12, 2016
  • FILMFESTIVAL „GLOBALE MITTELHESSEN“ (Competition, Marburg, Germany)January 22, 2016
  • 19th JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Japan)February 3, 2016
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 7, 2016
  • 17th BAYREUTHER FILMFEST “KONTRAST” (Competition, Germany)February 26, 2016
  • 17th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Documentary Program, Germany)March 9, 2016
  • CINÉMA LA BERGERIE (Screening, Nangis, France)March 12, 2016
  • PARC CULTUREL RENTILLY (Screening, Bussy St Martin, France)March 13, 2016
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    8th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL „FISHERMEN OF THE WORLD“ (Short Film Category, France)March 14, 2016
  • MONDES EN IMAGES FILM FESTIVAL – RENCONTRES DOCUMENTAIRES À CUCURON (Official Selection, France)April 1, 2016
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    14th PARIS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, France)April 5, 2016
  • 1st INTERNATIONAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL IN GANGJEONG (IPFFIG) (Official Selection, Jeju Island, South Korea)April 23, 2016
  • FESTIVAL LIVRE & MER (Official Selection, Concarneau, France)April 23, 2016
  • CINÉMATHÈQUE DE SAINT-ETIENNE (Screening Saint-Etienne, France)April 28, 2016
  • SCREENING SALON DE SOLIDARITÉS PARIS (Screening, Paris, France)May 21, 2016
  • SCREENING LYCÉE PROFESSIONNEL MARITIME ET AQUACOLE (Screening, Etel, France)May 25, 2016
  • LAUREATE SCREENING FESTIVAL INT’L DE FILMS PÊCHEURS DU MONDE (Special Screening, France) June 8, 2016
  • THE CINEMA CITY INT'L FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Novi Sad, Serbia)June 25, 2016
  • FESTIVAL PHOTO DU GUILVINEC L’HOMME ET LA MER (Official Selection, Guilvinec, France) July 21, 2016
  • 37th NORDIC ANTHROPOLOGICAL FILM ASSOCIATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bergen, Norway)September 22, 2016
  • INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CINÉ SALÉ AT LE HAVRE (Official Selection, France)September 29, 2016
  • 3rd FESTIVAL INT’L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L’HOMME DE GUADELOUPE (Official Selection, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe)October 9, 2016
  • SCREENING SOIRÉE COURTS MÉTRAGES SUR LE THÈME DE LA MIGRATION (Screening, Thonon les bains, France)October 20, 2016
  • SCREENING SOIRÉE SOUTIEN AUX RÉFUGIÉS (Screening, Grenoble, France)November 4, 2016
  • SCREENING CINÉ-CLUB DE L’IUT DE PARIS DESCARTES (Screening, Paris, France)November 23, 2016
  • SCREENING REGARDS COMPARÉS: IMAGINAIRES MIGRATOIRES (Screening, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris, France) November 25, 2016
  • 12th EDUCATION FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Evreux, Normandy, France)November 30, 2016
  • 35th JEAN ROUCH INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Laureate Screening, MuCEM, Marseille, France)December 10, 2016
  • SCREENING COLLÈGE SAINT JOSEPH (Screening, Aix-en-Provence, France)January 10, 2017
  • 10th BRITISH SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)January 16, 2017
  • SCREENING LYCÉE CAMUS AND LYCÉE D'ALZON (Screening, Nîmes, France)January 17, 2017
  • SCREENING LYCÉE PRÉVERT AND LYCÉE DE LA SALLE (Screening, Alès, France)January 18, 2017
  • SCREENING SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL (Screening, Nîmes, France)January 18, 2017
  • SCREENING LYCÉE MISTRAL AND LYCÉE CAMUS (Screening, Nîmes, France)January 19, 2017
  • SCREENING LYCÉE CHAMSON (Screening, Le Vigan, France)January 19, 2017
  • 5th FESTIVAL INT’L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L’HOMME DU GARD (Official Selection, Calvisson, France)January 27, 2017
  • 9th FESTIVAL INT’L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L’HOMME EN HAUTE-SAVOIE (Official Selection, Seynod, France)February 1, 2017
  • SCREENING LYCÉE FAURÉ (Screening, Turbine, France)February 1, 2017
  • SCREENING CINÉMA LES VARIÉTÉS - BELLEGARDE (Screening, Aix-en-Provence, France)February 2, 2017
  • SCREENING LYCÉE SAINT JEAN (Screening, Salon de Provence, France)February 3, 2017
  • SCREENING LYCÉE PROFESSIONNEL (Screening, Guynemer, France)February 9, 2017
  • PARIS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Laureate screening, Souvigny, France)February 9, 2017
  • SCREENING CINÉMA LES ARCADES (Screening, Salon de Provence, France)February 10, 2017
  • 5th FESTIVAL INT’L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L’HOMME DU PAYS DE L’ADOUR (Official Selection, Biarritz, France)February 10, 2017
  • 7th FESTIVAL INT’L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L’HOMME EN PROVENCE (Official Selection, Salon-de-Provence, France)February 11, 2017
  • 1st FESTIVAL INT’L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L’HOMME DE NORMANDIE (Official Selection, Le Havre, France)February 13, 2017
  • THE DIFFERENCE FILM FESTIVAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER (Official Selection, London, UK)March 2, 2017
  • SCREENING LYCÉE ZOLA (Screening, Aix-en Provence)March 6, 2017
  • SCREENING LYCÉE NATIVITÉ (Screening, Aix-en Provence)March 13, 2017
  • 10th NEW YORK PEACE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York City, USA)March 17, 2017
  • FIFEQ – INT’L ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM FETSIVAL OF QUEBEC (Official Selection, Montreal & Quebec, Canada)March 25, 2017
  • 13th SIEF CONGRESS – INT’L SOCIETY FOR ETHNOLOGY & FOLKLORE (Screening, Göttingen, Germany)March 28, 2017
  • FESTIVAL DU FILM D’ÉDUCATION (Screening, Cinéma Casino, La Réunion, France)April 5, 2017
  • FESTIVAL DU FILM D’ÉDUCATION (Official Selection, Saint Martin d'Hères, France)April 6, 2017
  • FESTIVAL «XÈME RENCONTRES TAPAGES» (Official Selection, Bergerac, France)April 11, 2017
  • FESTIVAL DU FILM D’ÉDUCATION (Screening, Cinéma Kursaal, Besançon, France)April 13, 2017
  • 5th ETHNOCINECA (Student Shorts Competition, Vienna, Austria)May 4, 2017
  • *PRIX DU PUBLIC*
    FIDÉ – FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU DOCUMENTAIRE ÉTUDIANT (Official Selection, Saint-Ouen, France)May 10, 2017
  • BATROUN MEDITERRANEAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Batroun, Lebanon)September 7, 2017
  • INT'L INITIATIVE FOR PROMOTING POLITICAL ECONOMY CONFERENCE (Screening, Activist Section, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht, Berlin, Germany)September 13, 2017
  • DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR VÖLKERKUNDE (Screening, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany)October 4, 2017
  • LES PILANTHROPHES (Screening, Les Pilles, France)October 4, 2017
  • TECHNE STUDENT-LED CONFERENCE@AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UK (Screening, London, UK)November 9, 2017
  • SOCIETY FOR VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY FILM AND MEDIA FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Washington DC, USA)November 29, 2017

Crew

Producer
Côme Ledésert
Director
Côme Ledésert
Screenplay
Côme Ledésert
Director of Photography
Côme Ledésert
Additional Camera
Clara Miranda Scherffig
Editor
Côme Ledésert
Sound-Design
Pierre Gauthier
Animation
Joanna Szelag & Nicolas Kovalenko

Details

Running Time
25:00
Shooting Format
HD
Sceening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
5.1 Surround, Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCER & DIRECTOR

Côme Ledésert

persistingdreams@gmail.com