Guanape Sur

  /  Guanape Sur

by Janos Richter.

A barren rock island off the coast of Peru. No soil, no water, but hundreds of thousands of birds. For a period of ten years, only two guards may live on Guañape Sur. In the eleventh year though, hundreds of workers arrive for the harvest of the birds’ excrement.

P.: ZeLIG | 2010 | HD | 24 min / 2:35 min (teaser)


*WINNER at SAN SEBASTIAN International Film Festival – Short Film Corner | Spain

*WINNER at SILVERDOCS | AFI/Discovery Channel Doc Festival – Sterling Award for Best Short Film | US – The Sterling Award Short Jury noted: “We were won over by the stark beauty of the images, which take us into a world of extreme hardship. The formal restraint of the filmmaking coupled with complex sound design create a poetic yet unflinching meditation on human beings’ constraint by their environment.”

*Nominee Golden Frog – CAMERIMAGE Int Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography 2010 | Poland

*BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Award at Intl. Film School Festival Munich | Germany
“The outstanding quality of Jakob Stark’s camerawork on GUANAPE SUR lies not only in the beauty of the images. The contemplative cinematography and the graphic structure of the images show and underline the complex relation between men and nature portrayed by the film.” Jury’s Choice

*BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Eagle Eye Award at the Humboldt Film Festival | Canada

*IDA Award 2011 – Best Documentary | US

*WINNER at Festival Internacional de Cine de Monterrey – Best intl. Short Documentary | Mexico

*WINNER at SAPPORO SHORT FEST – Best documentary | Japan

*WINNER at River Film Festival – Premio Miglior Documentario – Best Documentary, Padova | Italy

*WINNER at Skena Up – Best Documentary – Intl. Students Film and Theatre Festival | Kosovo

*WINNER at AAFF – Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary Film | US

*Finalist at Cineman Eye Honores, NY – Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking | US

*BEST DIRECTOR at The Int. Student FF Tel Aviv | Israel

Jury’s Choice: “Combining craft, vision and aspiration, director Janos Richter is able to lift up the documentary form to a level of an epic story about human condition and create a truly cinematic experience that leaves an unforgettable impression on both mind and heart of the viewer.” – congratulation!

*IDFA – Intl. Documentary FF | Netherlands

*HOT DOCS – Intl. Documentary FF | Canada

*VISIONS DU RÉEL 2011 – Festival De Cinema | Swiss

*TRUE / FALSE FF Columbia 2011 | US

*Thessaloniki International FF | Greece

*CANNES – short film corner | France

and 40 other festivals


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