T-Port Blog

Alex Lawther has been making his name as an actor for quite some time, but his directorial debut, the short film FOR PEOPLE IN TROUBLE, which he also wrote, has already been making a splash on the festival circuit in 2023 and 2024.  T-Port’s Jess Sweetman caught up with the Paris-based Brit, whose work appears […]
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Filmmaker Janina Lutter is the director of the Lighthouse Selected film THE SCHOOL IS ON FIRE AND WE KNOW WHY, which appears on T-Port courtesy of our partners at Hessische Film und Medienakademie (hFMA). In this interview, the sparky Lutter shares the kindness and fighting spirit she brings to her filmmaking, while enlightening us on some […]
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By Jess Sweetman – T-Port Marketing  March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD), a global holiday celebrated annually to commemorate women’s cultural, political, and social achievements. It is also a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women. The film […]
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French director and producer Camille Tricaud is hard at work as a founder of the independent production company Benedetta Films. In this inspiring interview we caught up with her to delve into how she used sound in her Lighthouse Selected-film SLOW DOWN THE FALL (which she co-directed with Franziska Unger), as well as discovering her […]
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Maximilian Bungarten is the director of 2023 Lighthouse Selection THE AGE OF INNOCENCE, a short he shot on film in his home-city of Cologne, Germany. The film, which he independently uploaded to T-Port along with another Lighthouse Selection from his production company, Benedetta films, was picked by guest curator Laurence Boyce.  Hi Maximilian, would you […]
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Anat Eisenberg, director of the Lighthouse-Selected short NOVY GOD, made her film shortly after becoming a mother, especially poignant as the film’s narrative was inspired by the complicated relationship between Eisenberg’s grandmother and the younger woman who cared for her.  We caught up with the director, whose film appears on T-Port courtesy of our partners […]
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Filmmaker Dascha Petuchow was in lockdown when she wrote the script for her 29-minute drama CHEWING GUM. The short, which was inspired by revisiting her own experiences of growing up as the daughter of an immigrant in Germany, was included in the 2023 T-Port Lighthouse Selections, picked by curator Laurence Boyce. In this interview, the […]
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This week, we’re focussing on Gunnnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter’s 5-minute short FÁR, which tells the story of a woman’s dilemma when a bird hits the window of the cafe she is in. The film’s icy aesthetic was inspired by the German-Icelandic director’s hometown Reykjavik. FÁR, which appears on T-Port courtesy of our partners at Salaud Morisset, […]
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Singaporean filmmaker Stanley Xu was inspired to make his short A DAY, THAT YEAR, while working through the impact of a chilling childhood memory. The film made it into the 2023 T-Port Lighthouse Selections, picked by curator Laurence Boyce. We caught up with the director to find out about his extensive casting process to find […]
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Israeli documentarian Zohar Orian Cohen describes herself as someone who seeks truth and justice, and it was in this spirit she turned the camera upon herself for her student film, created through the School of Audio and Visual Arts, Sapir College (Sderot, IL): SHEMEI KLAMI /  / LISTEN TO WHAT I SAY (LISTEN TO MY VOICE), […]
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Filmmaker Lili Zahavi made her documentary ME MYSELF ANDI about her best friend Andi, whose struggles in academia, hindered by her own lack of self-confidence, may strike a familiar chord. The film made it into the 2022 Festival Max Ophüls Preis, among other festivals. We caught up with the filmmaker, who is currently making her […]
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Filmmaker Lina Drevs based the theme of her Lighthouse Selected film SIS – BEST SISTER on her relationship with her own sisters. In our Spotlight Interview this week she opens up about filming during COVID and how she wants to open up the industry to other women. SIS – BEST SISTER appears on T-Port via […]
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Filmmaker Jonatan Schwenk switched from stop-motion animation to puppetry for his short film ZOON, which made the cut of or 2022 Lighthouse Selections, as well as the 2022 Next Generation Short Tiger and the official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. We caught up with the director to talk about his process, bringing happiness through […]
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Animator Joseph Pierce’s film SCALE has already made waves on the festival circuit after premiering at La Semaine de la Critique of Festival de Cannes when it was chosen by our guest curator Olha Raiter as part of our Lighthouse Selections 2022. The film appears on T-Port through our partners at Salaud Morissete. We caught […]
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University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts (USC) has two films in the running, Olivia Peace’s AGAINST REALITY and Josh Green’s WAVES APART. The latter is available to watch on T-Port. Columbia University has Gabriella Canal and Michael Fearon’s SEASONS. Lastly Filmakademie Baden Württemberg has Eugen Merher’s THE BOY WHO COULDN’T FEEL PAIN.The latter […]
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Ahead of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this week we caught up with director Alica Bednáriková whose film “Liquid Bread / Chlieb Náš Každodenný” will be screened at the festival, presented by European Film Promotion’s Future Frames programme. The programme puts a spotlight on outstanding young directors from Europe. Ten film students and graduates will […]
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  Jacob Perlmutter made his film “A Wall” during lockdown. The narrative sees a repressed woman falling passionately in love with a wall in her house. We spoke to the filmmaker about the minimalist shoot and why he finds reality more fulfilling than dreams. Tell us about yourself I’m a London-based filmmaker with… my debut […]
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Fantastic news! 7 films by T-Port partners have been selected for Cannes – find out more below:    Scale for: La Semaine de la Critique Joseph Pierce  13min I  Animation I 2022 Salaud Morisset Driving along the motorway, Will loses his sense of scale. As his crippling drug addiction deepens, he struggles to unpick the sequence […]
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26-year-old Orin Kadoori is a third-year student at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University. Her film “Sheherut (Kinship)” made the selection for La Cinef at Cannes 2022. We found out more about how it feels to be chosen for such a prestigious honour and what comes next. Tell us […]
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It’s going to be a busy fortnight for director Olga Klyszewicz – whose short film “We Are Not There Tomorrow” premieres as part of the Selection La Cinef at Cannes 2022. We caught up with her to find out how it felt to find out and what this means for her filmmaking future.  Tell us […]
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Powered by T-Port   A programme of new Israeli shorts, including world premiers and award-winning films will be screened at the Short Film Market on February 1, 2022, at 20:15 CET. The screening will also be streamed online via the Shortfilmwire platform.  On January 31, 2022, at 11:00 CET, we will host the filmmakers for […]
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Fantastic news! 5 films on T-Port have been selected for the 94th Academy Award shortlist in the categories “Live Action Short Film” and “Animated Short Film”!       Censor of Dreams   for: Live Action Short Film Léo Berne, Raphaël Rodriguez 18min I  Comedy ; Drama I 2021 Salaud Morisset Night after night The Censor and […]
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  Sometimes we meet a T-Port Talent which we can just bet on being a successful filmmaker in the near future. Jannis Lenz is one of these filmmakers, showcasing an impressive filmography and a list of accolades.  Following his short film, “Battlefield”, we got a chance to learn some more about his emerging career, his […]
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Kijâtai-Alexandra Veillette-Cheezo has an impressive name, and the talent to match it. In her experimental short, “Kijatai”,  featured at the Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) 2021, she explores her forgotten language. As Kijâtai is working on a future film project and pursuing a career in journalism – we got a chance to talk to her […]
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Congratulations to Sivan Noam Shimon and her film Wake Up Call for winning Best Story and Screenplay award at the 2020 Open World Toronto Film Festival (OWTFF)! Watch the Q&A with Sivan after her winning, hosted by Alina Christensen:   Sivan is an Israeli actress, screenwriter, and director. For her leading role in the film […]
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Yoram Ever-Hadani in no stranger to the professional international industry. The 50 years old Israeli filmmaker already has a proven career in directing commercials for international brands such as SodaStream, Mazda, Ford, Mitsubishi. He is also a writer, with 5 children’s books and an adult novel he penned so far. His mesmerizing short film, “Moon […]
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Hilke Rönnfeldt’s independent short film, “Silence of the Fish“, was submitted to T-Port Lighthouse a few months ago, making her eligible for the 2020 European Short Pitch project as a T-Port Talent in the frame of our collaboration with ESP. With her exciting future project, “Duty Free”, Hilke was selected among 11 other Pan-European emerging […]
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Lizete Upite’s animated short film, “Riga’s Lilac”, is one of the most intriguing shorts selected to the 2020 T-Port Lighthouse Selection by curator Wim Vanacker. The film has been selected to many film festivals, including the Palm Springs Shortfest. We got a chance to talk to the promising animation filmmaker Lizete, to get a glimpse […]
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Excited to share that three of the films that made it to the final list and will compete for the grand prize are currently available for professional viewing on our platform through various partners: Da Yie \\ Anthony Nti The Beauty \\ Pascal Schelbli Sweet Potatoes \\ Rommel Villa
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Congratulations to emerging filmmaker and visual artist Shahar Arapov, for making it to the semi-finals of the 2021 Student Academy Awards.
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We are proud to update that 3 of the Beit Berl College films featured on T-Port got excepted to festivals and won awards around the world!
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Maaleh Film -  Terror wins Best Drama at The Berlin Student Film Festival
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June was a busy month for us at T-Port - preparing for Tel-Aviv International Student Festival. The week included over 30 screenings of T-Port films in the three main competitions - International, Israeli and Independent. The successful screenings concluded with a total of 11 awards and special mentions (see below for the full list of winners).
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