Facing Animals selected for Film&Cook festival Madrid/Barcelona, Spain

Facing Animals will be part of the competition of the Film&Cook Festival de Cine y Gastronomía in Madrid and Barcelona.
The festival will take place in November 2013.

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NEVERMORE selected for Jihlava Int Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic

Nevermore has been selected for the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, section Short Joy
The festival will take place on 24-29 October 2013

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Screening Facing Animals at the art event mEATing, The Netherlands

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NEVERMORE selected for Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, Estonia

NEVERMORE has been selected for the Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival in Estonia.

The film will be part of the International Documentary Competition of the festival.

The festival dates are 1 – 7 July 2013.

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World Premiere NEVERMORE at Huesca International Film Festival, Spain

My second film short film NEVERMORE will have its World Premiere at the Cine de Huesca, Int. Film Festival, Spain.

The film has been selected for the Documentary Short Film Contest.

The festival will take place from 10-15 June 2013 and the film will be screened on 12th of June.

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Holland Doc zendt Facing Animals uit op 26 mei 2013

Holland Doc 24 vertoont zondag 26 mei 2013 in Makers van Morgen de documentaire ‘Facing animals’.

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SCREENING AT MANIFESTATION ‘YES NATURALLY’, THE HAGUE

Facing Animals will be screened at the symposium ‘Re-animating Thought’.
The symposium is part of the manifestation ‘Yes Naturally / Ja Natuurlijk’.

Date: 26th April 12.30-15 hrs, Museon The Hague, The Netherlands, free entrance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Facing Animals in Eye Amsterdam op 21 april 2013 – UITVERKOCHT

 

 

 

 

21 april 2013: Filmvertoning Facing Animals in EYE met Marianne Thieme

Mens en dier hebben een complexe relatie. De bekroonde documentaire Facing Animals kijkt vanuit het perspectief van het dier naar onze omgang met dieren. De film werd vertoond op (inter-)nationale filmfestivals en is winnaar van de ‘Gouden Camera’ voor beste documentaire tijdens het Eindhovens filmfestival. Bekijk hier de trailer.

De Werkgroep Amsterdam van de Partij voor de Dieren nodigt u uit voor de vertoning van Facing Animals in filmmuseum EYE op zondag 21 april. De film wordt omlijst door een korte toespraak van Marianne Thieme en een vraag- en antwoordgesprek met filmmaker Jan van IJken.

Jan van IJken: “Ik nodig de kijker uit om na te denken over de waarden van een dier. De film is geen pamflet tegen de intensieve veehouderij, maar een visueel essay over de complexe, intrigerende en soms verwarrende relatie tussen mens en dier.”

Bijwonen van het programma is alleen mogelijk met een van tevoren gekocht kaartje via het online ticketsysteem. Kaartjes zijn niet te koop aan de kassa van het EYE.

Iedereen is van harte welkom: leden van de Partij voor de Dieren, kiezers en andere belangstellenden. Na afloop van het programma biedt de werkgroep Amsterdam u een drankje aan in het EYE bar-restaurant. Met een prachtig uitzicht over het IJ is hier alle tijd om samen na te praten.
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3rd place in Audience Awards at Go Short Film Festival Nijmegen

Facing Animals ended 3rd place in the Audience Awards at Go Short Film Festival in Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Audience Award Top 10

1 By Her Side
2 Dicte
3 Facing Animals
4 Fallin’ Floyd
5 Crossed Out
6 Edmond was a Donkey
7 Amstel
8 Fille du Calvaire
9 Oh Willy…
10 A Society

http://www.goshort.nl/Nieuws/9664/Audience+Award+naar+By+Her+Side/

Screening Facing Animals at Food Film Festival, Amsterdam

Facing Animals has been selected for the Food Film Festival in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The film will be presented in one block ‘Eating Animals’ with the Australian short ‘Meatwork’ (29min) by Madeleine Parry

Screening Dates (including Q&A’s):

Saturday 23 March 2013 at 18:15 in Studio/K 1 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sunday 24 March 2013 at 19:00 in Studio/K 1 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Facing Animals selected for Go Short Film Festival, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Facing Animals has been selected for the European and Dutch Competition at the Go Short Film Festival.

The festival will take place in Nijmegen, The Netherlands from 13-17 March 2013

Screening dates:

14 March 20:00, LUX, Nijmegen (block NL1:Imbalance)

15 March 15:00, LUX, Nijmegen (block NL1: Imbalance)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Facing Animals selected for Premiers Plans Film Festival, Angers France

Facing Animals has been selected for the official European Short Film competition of Premiers Plans 2013. This will be the French première of the film.

The festival will take place from 18-27 January 2013.

Screening dates:

21 January 2013 19:15

22 January 2013 10:30

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‘Gouden Camera’ for Best Documentary at Eindhovens Film Festival, the Netherlands

Facing Animals won the ‘Gouden Camera’ for Best Documentary at the Eindhovens Filmfestival, the Netherlands.

From the verdict of the jury: “Many films have been made about this topic. To make a film with an original approach of this subject is very well done. All the time, the filmmaker keeps showing new and unexpected scenes, while giving the viewers the opportunity to make up their own minds”.

Screening dates in Plaza Futura, Eindhoven:

9 Nov. 22.15
10 Nov. 16.35
11 Nov. 17.00

Program Eindhovens Film Festival

Interview Tokyo Int Film Festival (text in Japanese only)

公式インタビュー natural TIFF 『どうぶつの権利』

http://2012.tiff-jp.net/news/ja/?p=15937

 

Review ‘Vancouver Weekly’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Prix in short film competition at Split Film Festival!

In the short film competition, which features 38 movies, the jury, represented by Stephanie Görtz, Ana Hušman and Rasmus Merivoo has awarded the Grand Prix to Jan van IJken for Facing Animals.

From the Jury’s verdict: “People love them and pamper them. Simultaneously they torture them, kill them, eat them: Animals. The Dutch photographer and filmmaker Jan van Ijken transferred this fundamental schizophrenia of contemporary life in an absorbing and convincing way into film”.

 

Awards Split International festival of  new film 2012

 

Facing Animals selected for Tokyo International Film Festival

Facing Animals will be part of Tokyo International Film Festival, section Natural TIFF.

Screening dates:

TOHO CINEMAS ROPPONGI HILLS SCREEN1

10/21 20:50 – (30min.)

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

TOHO CINEMAS ROPPONGI HILLS SCREEN1

10/25 19:35 – (30min.)

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

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Dutch Radio: Vroege Vogels Interview

 

 

 

Interview on Dutch Radio 1 about Facing Animals

 

Filmscreenings at Vancouver International Film Festival

Facing Animals will be part of Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada.

Section: Nonfiction Features of 2012

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Facing Animals selected for Nederlands Film Festival

Facing Animals will have its Dutch Première at the Nederlands Film Festival. The film has been selected for the Debut competition and the ‘Gouden Kalveren’ competition.

Screening dates:

29 September 2012, ‘t Hoogt, Utrecht (Première)

3 October 2012, Wolff City, Utrecht

4 October 2012, Louis Hartlooper Complex, Utrecht

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Screening at Split Film Festival, Croatia

Facing Animals has been selected for Split Film Festival, Croatia 15-22nd September 2012.

The film will be part of the short film competition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.splitfilmfestival.hr/

Filmscreening at Minding Animals conference 2012

Facing Animals will be screened  at the International Minding Animals Conference in Utrecht, The Netherlands on 6th of July 2012.

This conference is the second in a series of conferences about scientific, ethical and social issues related to human interactions with and uses of animals.

The aim of the conference is to bring together academics from different areas (animal welfare, animal ethics, and animal studies in general) with politicians and a broad variety of interest groups.

The conference offers a platform for exchange of information about research developments, debates about controversial political and ethical issues concerning the treatment of animals and a variety of cultural activities around animals.

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Film poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design: Sanne Dresmé, photo: Jan van IJken

Film Finished!

The editing, color correction and audio-mix of Facing Animals has been finished!

The first part of the edit was done by editor Rienk Leendertse and in the final part of the process I had fantastic help from Metje Postma, anthropological filmmaker. They are both living in Leiden, The Netherlands.

The audio-mix was done by Huibert Boon in Amsterdam.

 

 

International distribution for Facing Animals

Deckert Distribution GmbH, based in Germany will do the world sales of the film.

About Deckert Distribution:

Deckert Distribution is a world sales company for documentaries and stands for excellent, director-led, award-winning films.

We distribute creative documentaries from around the globe for which we see a potential on the international market. The films in our catalogue are very divers in style and content, but they all have one thing in common: we are convinced of their high quality and their high relevance, and we want to introduce these outstanding documentaries to a wide international audience. So our main goal is to make the connection between a film and its viewers, via TV as well as within the festival circuit.

www.deckert-distribution.com

Facing Animals winner ‘Project of the Month’ on Reelisor.com

Facing Animals has been chosen as ‘Project of the Month’ on Reelisor.com, an online cooperation platform for the professional European documentary world.

Charlie Philips, jury member and Marketplace Director of Sheffield Doc/fest:

We’re delighted to announce the winner of the first ever Project of The Month on reelisor. The winner is Jan Van Ijken with “Facing Animals” – you can see the project here

It’s a fascinating project with a special pitch video. An investigation into how animals see the world, it’s understated and takes the unusual tactic of literally giving us an animal’s eye view – a bit like Nicolas Philibert’s Nenette did, and this doc looks like it’ll share the non-human intensity of that one, but in Facing Animals, the tables are turned. We’re not observing the non-human animals, we are them! We’re in the chicken coop, we’re in the farmyard, we’re looking at humanity.

It’s not simply looking like a great project because of this device, it’s also the mundanity of the scenes that we’ll get – the row of indifferent men watching, to mirror the general indifference/attitude of functionality to anything not human. in the small amount of info Jan is able to give us in his reelisor project area, you get an excellent sense of the reason this doc needs to exist and of the (enjoyably ambiguous) stance of the filmmaker.

So well done Jan! Jan was picked from a shortlist of 10 entries, whittled down from 51 new projects added on reelisor in August and half of September (so really it was 6 weeks this time, not a month). The standard was very high.

http://www.reelisor.com/p/facing_animals