Monday, 4 July 2011

Hello and Dreamland

Hey there! Finally, this blog comes alive! It has been very hectic for the BEFF team for the last few weeks. Trying to organize a film festival is really tough.. there are just so many little details to sort out to ensure the smooth running of the festival but we are not complaining because it is worth all the effort! If you haven't check out the Borneo Eco Film Festival 2011 programme yet, you can see it here and be impressed with the line up!

Just sharing here with you some of our experience so far. The latest addition to the programme is the feature length documentary film "Dreamland", a multi-award winning film directed by Þorfinnur Guðnason and Andri Snær Magnason, two of Iceland's most talented filmmakers. Andri has kindly let BEFF have the film for free for screening in BEFF 2011, and BEFF is very grateful indeed to Andri and all those who has made this possible. Andri, by the way, is one of Iceland’s most celebrated young writers. He has written novels, poetry, plays, short stories, essays and CD’s before directing the documentary Dreamland (2009). His work has been published or performed in more than 25 countries. His novel, LoveStar was chosen “Novel of the year” by Icelandic booksellers in 2002, it received the DV Literary Award and a nomination to the Icelandic Literary Prize. Dreamland is based on his book of the same title.

The film asks the pertinent question: "How much unspoiled nature should we preserve and what do we sacrifice for clean, renewable energy?"

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