SPIRITS AND ROCKS: AN AZOREAN MYTH

Portugal, Switzerland | 14’ | 2020

On a volcanic island, inhabitants are caught in an unending cycle: the threat of impending eruptions and the burden of past traumas loom over them. Some draw upon myth and religious beliefs to interpret their precarious situation; while others demonstrate resilience, rebuilding their villages from the volcanic rocks. Mirroring the ethereal atmosphere of the island’s landscapes, the film gradually takes on the appearance of the stories it recounts.

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Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland
Solothurner FilmTage, Switzerland
Sundance Film Festival, U.S.
Go Short - Int. Short Film Festival, The Netherlands
Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey
Vilnius Int. Film Festival "Kino Pavasaris", Lithuania 
True/False Film Festival, U.S.
Ulju Mountain Film Festival, South Korea
Trento Film Festival, Italy
Ashland Independent Film Festival, U.S.
Ethnocineca Documentary Festival, Austria 
Festival Int. du Film d'Aubagne, France - Best Documentary Prize
Full Frame Documentary Festival, U.S. - President's Award
Kyiv Int. Film Festival "Molodist", Ukraine

Moscow Int. Documentary Festival DOKer, Russia

Boston Short Film Festival, U.S. - Best Experimental Film Award

Dokufest Int. Documentary Film Festival, Kosovo

Melbourne Int. Film Festival, Australia

Apricot Tree Ujan Int. Film Festival, Armenia - Best Short Film Prize

Rhode Island Int. Film Festival, U.S.

Beldocs Int. Documentary Film Festival, Serbia

POW Film Fest, U.S. 

Drama Int. Short Film Festival, Greece - Grand Prize Int. Student Competition
Camden Int. Film Festival, U.S.
Telluride Film Festival, U.S.
Equinoxio Film Festival, Colombia
Elbe Dock Int. Film Festival, Czech Republic
Raindance Film Festival, U.K.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, U.K.

Signes de Nuit Int. Film Festival, France 
Cyprus Int. Short Film Festival, Republic of Cyprus
Szczecin Film Festival, Poland 
Denver Film Festival, U.S. 
Int. Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Poland 
Still Voices Short Film Festival, Ireland

| Production: A Vol d’Oiseau | Directing, Editing: Aylin Gökmen |
| Camera: Marianna Vas | Music: Thomas Geissl |
| Sound Designers: Joao Alves, Etienne Curchod - Alea Jacta.CH |

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