Picture Farm is proud to announce the shortlist for the Berlin CICLOPE Festival includes three projects near and dear to our heart.

Tim Georgeson’s Mystique Sequence is nominated in the Special Section – Location category. Produced and edited by Picture Farm, the film is “an emotionally driven environmental film that explores the connection between the ocean and the landscape of Montauk, the most mystical and easterly point of Long Island.Through weather and textures, voice, sound design, spectacular scenes from high above and way below, and an eye that wanders deeply into both the elements of land and water, the tapestry of these landscapes are highlighted, fused, and resolved. This powerful film evokes, and also questions, our world.”

Winnie Cheung & Elena Vazintaris‘ In The Habit of Hiding is nominated in the Special Section – Weird Shxt category. The product of a collaboration between two amazing filmmakers and shot in PF’s Cigarettes & Candy studio, the film is “at the cross section of movement, fashion and experimental film that focus on the female body for political and social critique, chasing the idea perfection often stifles our ability to react instinctively. We make excuses and manipulate ourselves into believing that we’re not capable. We want this dance film to show how torturous it can feel to obsessively pursue the unbelievably high standards that we often set for ourselves”

Lorena Alvarado’s Me In The Mirror is nominated in the Special Section – New Talent category. Lorena, the winner of the 2018 Picture Farm Film Festival Director Mentorship Award, has created a film that “explores the intimate memories of a group of women; their earliest awareness of sexuality and the negative, self-harming emotions that came attached. The women confess feelings of disgust, shame, and a debilitating inability to explore their own sexuality. Yet they are also actively fighting to shed the societal and personal weight imposed on their body.”

CICLOPE Festival, held this year on November 7 & 8, is the international conference and award show dedicated to craft in moving image. In the last few years, it has become the ultimate platform for directors, creatives, artists, producers and entertainment professionals to network, be inspired and catch up with the latest trends in storytelling.

Annually held since 2010, CICLOPE Festival gathers in Berlin world top-notch professionals to share their ideas and know how, to discuss the main issues of the business, to celebrate the best work and to network with colleagues and clients. Because of the high level of people attending and its friendly reputation, many agree that CICLOPE Festival is the best event for effective and enjoyable networking.

A conference and an award show merge in a two-day event full of inspiring content and networking activities. The Conference offers inspiring talks and case studies, with speakers such as David LaChapelle, Sir John Hegarty, Tom Kuntz, Roman Coppola, Lance Acord and many other international renowned creatives. The award show is an outstanding showcase and celebration of the very best of the year in commercials, music videos and short films.

Alvarado, Georgeson and Vazintaris are all affiliated with Picture Farm’s experimental and evolving artist soapbox PF77, which aspires to “help creatives make campaigns that don’t follow the normal rules of art-buying, producing work full of authenticity and creative vision, offering the opportunity to actually use the artists that might inspire the mood board; a creative hub for the possibilities of storytelling from all angles, not just the usual ones.”

Cheung, a recent alumnus of the Picture Farm Post department, is still very active with the company as a PFFF co-director and constant creative collaborator and inspiration on such projects as Adidas #makerlab and Albatross Soup.