The Border

A Film by Norman Tamkivi

Synopsis

After a devastating global nuclear and chemical war Britain is divided into two: the war wasteland in the south and the surviving north. Thousands of virus-infected refugees are trying to travel up north where civilized life is still possible. A disciplined military captain Thomas is tasked with toughening up a young and kind soldier Landon, who is unable to shoot the innocent refugees.

Director

  • Picture of Norman Tamkivi © Norman Tamkivi

    Norman Tamkivi

    Norman Tamkivi is an Estonian-born filmmaker based in London. He started making films at the early age of 10 and has more than 5 years of professional experience in the field. Norman trained in the prestigious London College of Communication BA (Hons) Film and Television course.
    His shorts have won several awards at international film festivals including Bronze medal of the Film Festival of Nordic Nations, Silver medal of International Ebensee Film Festival and Bronze medal of International Golden Diana Film Festival.
    In addition to short films Norman has made numerous music videos, corporate promos, live event films, documentaries as well as television content. His clients include technology companies such as NXP, Tamoco, Reach-U, Drinki, AEI Media, Drum&Bass Arena, Estonian Television and Estonian pop star Mia. He was also one of the directors of an Estonian feature film in 2011.
    Norman loves to create powerful drama, gripping emotions and stunning imagery. He excels at directing, cinematography and editing and is also an experienced producer, colourist, camera assistant, photographer and Steadicam operator. He is an energetic and enthusiastic leader who pays a lot of attention to detail.

Awards + Festivals

  • GOLDENSUN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Zebbug, Malta)
  • BARCELONA PLANET FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)
  • CINE POBRE FILM FESTIVAL (official Selection, La Paz, Mexico)
  • GIRONA FILM FESTIVAL (Oficial Selection, Girona, Catalonia, Spain)
  • GOLDEN REEL INTERNATIONAL UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)
  • INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY FILM FESTIVAL MOLDOVA (Official Selection, Chisinau, Moldova )
  • INTERNATIONAL OPEN FILM FESTIVAL (IOFF) (Official Selection, Mediaaid, Bangladesh)
  • LOS ANGELES CINEFEST (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)
  • MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Official Selection, Bali, Indonesia)
  • NEWARKIFF (Official Selection, Newark, USA)
  • ONE COUNTRY ONE FILM APCHAT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Le Mans, France)
  • ORIGINAL NARRATIVE – STUDENT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
  • PAPHOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Phapos, Cyprus)
  • PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL MELBOURNE (Official Selection, Melbourne, Australia)
  • ROMA CINEMA DOC (Official Selection, Rome, Italy)
  • SEHSUECHTE STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Potsdam, Germany)
  • SUN & SAND FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Biloxi, Mississipi)
  • TEXAS ULTIMATE SHORTS (Official Selection, Austin, Texas)
  • THE HARVARD COLLEGE FILM FESTIVAL(Official Selection, Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  • THE IVY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Providence, Rhode Island)
  • THE SHORT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, South Orange, New Jersey)
  • TMFF – THE MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Glasgow, Scotland)
  • TRINITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Inkster, Michigan, USA)
  • TROYES INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Troyes, France)
  • WENDY'S SHORTS (Official Selection, Texas, USA)
  • WOODSTOCK MUSEUM FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)
  • ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Zanzibar, Tanzania)
  • 1st FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DEL CONO SUR (Official Selection, Valparaíso, Chile)April 20, 2017
  • 20th SHANGHAI INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (GOLDEN GOBLET AWARD SHORT, Shanghai, China)June 17, 2017
  • BEST SOUNDTRACK & ORIGINAL MUSIC
    4th FIRENZE FILMCORTI FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Italy)July 1, 2017
  • 1st LINK INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)July 7, 2017
  • 24th OPENEYES FILMFEST (Official Selection, Marburg, Germany)July 20, 2017
  • BEST YOUNG TALENT
    2nd NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (NRFF) (Official Selection, London, UK) August 17, 2017
  • BEST FILM
    5th INDIAN CINE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 10, 2017
  • 10th FILMFESTIVAL FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Int’l Section, Germany)October 2, 2017
  • *JURY'S PRIZE AWARD* *BEST SHORT FILM IN COMPETITION AWARD*
    4th ARTCITY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buea, Cameroon)October 10, 2017
  • 2nd AWORD INDIE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)October 11, 2017
  • 4th BANJARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)April 6, 2018

Trailer

Crew

Director
Norman Tamkivi
Producer
Alessandro Wingfield
Screenplay
Norman Tamkivi
Director of Photography
Edward Vijayavargiya
Costume Design
Meri Lahti
Set Design
Hannah Start
Sound
Emanuele Gabbi
Composer
Simone Cilio
Editor
Norman Tamkivi

Details

Running Time
24 min.
Shooting Format
4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.41:1
Sound
5.1 surround audio

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Skyland Films

www.skylandfilms.tv

PRODUCER

Alessandro Wingfield
37 Linden Gardens London W2 4HQ,
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 7402770505

alessandrowingfield@gmail.com

DIRECTOR

Norman Tamkivi

Office Address:
Shelton Fleming
Shand House, 14-20 Shand Street
London
SE1 2ES
UNITED KINGDOM

+44 (0) 7784630687

norman.tamkivi@gmail.com