After receiving the Honorary Mention at this year's VideoGUD Video Art Festival (SWE)
, M-E: A Video Selfie
has screened at Wotever DIY Film Festival at the Cinema Museum in London, UK and is also accepted to the following festivals:
Uppsala Short Film Festival (SWE), Yofi Film Fest (NYC, US), 1st
Feminist And Queer International Film Festival #FAQiff in Bukarest, Romania as well as Fringe! Film Fest (London, UK).
So we'll see you there!
The video art series DEFINED (DEFINIERAD)
is now available for exhibitions!
Read more about the expanding video installation DEFINED (DEFINIERAD) here
, which is the main work of the series.
M-E: A VIDEO SELFIE
is also part of the Defined video series, which explores identity and attribution processes.
These two video pieces are yet to be exhibited together, but individually they've been shown At Home With The Ludskis
, at Rio Cinema
in London and Wysing Arts Centre
, England as well as at STAPLN
in Malmö, Bio Roy
in Gothenburg and Galleri DIY
, also in Gothenburg.
The third and final video piece in this series is in development.
SLEEPING AND DREAMING OF FOOD (SOVA OCH DRÖMMA OM MAT) is included in the Special Programme COMIC AND ANIMATION of the 22nd Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film
May 5 to May 10, 2015.
The programme is curated by Harri Römpötti, a freelance journalist who writes for the Finnish national newspaper Helsingin Sanomat and specialises on comics, cinema and music.
DAY OF THE HOMINID (DEN SVARTA SJÖN) was part of the national competition at the 30th Uppsala International Short Film Festival in Sweden last October as well as screened at Strange Beauty Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina, US.
See press clipping from The News & Observer here
Stockholm's Culture Festival
is showing DAY OF THE HOMINID
and another short film at an outdoor event on Sergels Torg on Wednesday, the 17th and Saturday, the 20th of August between 8.30pm and 11.30pm.
You can also see it at Uppsala Konserthus
on Oct 1, but tickets for this event cost 50SEK.
DAY OF THE HOMINID (Den Svarta Sjön)
won the First Prize at VIDEOGUD Videokonstfestival
Watch it for free this summer at videostations in Dalarna
The documentary SUBURBAN MADNESS
we produced has made it as far as into Amnesty International HQ here in London!
Studio Upstairs have organised an event full of films and photography from last year's World Mental Health Day.
Thursday, July 7 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Amnesty International UK, The Human Rights Action Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA
Screenings of DAY OF THE HOMINID May 5 - 11th:
Kolbeinn Karlssons Mystiska Bilder exhibition
as part of SPX11, at Stadsbiblioteket, Stockholm.
Opens May 5th and runs until the 27th.
At Veronica People's Club in Brooklyn, New York for an Evening of Happy Endings retrospective
At the club night Lilla Ukraina
, Valla Torg, Stockholm, on May 6th.
In the official selection at Urban Nomad Film Fest
, Taiwan on May 6th.
And it competes at VIDEOGUD Videokonstfestival (Video Art Festival)
in Falun, Sweden.
DAY OF THE HOMINID
premiered at the 34th Göteborg International Film Festival and will have its UK premiere at The Pictures Underground Film Club
at Bardens, London
, on March 9.
Free popcorn, free entry, fantastic films and Schwarzenegger bingo.
Happy Endings Productions sponsors Behind the Eyes, an experimental community project based on Philip Ridley's play Mercury Fur. On behalf of Schema Arts Collective and the Sassoon Gallery, we would like to invite you to this innovative showcase that runs for three nights only on the 24th, 25th and 26th of February at the Sassoon Gallery, Peckham.
Our animation SLEEPING AND DREAMING OF FOOD
, will screen at the Strange Beauty Film Festival
in Durham, North Carolina, US.
Our newborn sister project DAY OF THE HOMINID
is about to screen six times at the 34th Göteborg International Film Festival
. The world premiere on Jan 30th
is sold out, but have a look at their website
for our other screenings on page 76 and 147 (before YEARS EATEN BY LIONS) in the programme.
Our first ever COMPOSITION COMPETITION is now open for submissions!
Compose a soundtrack for our brand new logo (11 sec) by Haris Arts
Send your entry as a sound file via sprend.com to ilove(at)happyendingsproductions(dot)co(dot)uk. The top entries will be uploaded to youtube.com/happyendingstv
and the winner(s) will be used in future productions.
Deadline for entries is Feb 28. Competition closes on March 31.
Our most recent production, a second collaboration with comic book artist Kolbeinn Karlsson and Kallioinia, is a few weeks from being completed and already it's been accepted to the 34th Göteborg International Film Festival
. This festival is said to be the leading film festival in Scandinavia and our film will be screened in the Svenska Bilder (Swedish Images) category.
Philipp Figueroa, the Director of SUBURBAN MADNESS
, has been nominated for the Best New Director Award at the 5th Mostra Miragem Film Festival
in North Brazil!
It will screen on Dec 12 in the following three Brazilian cities: Miracena, Miranorte and Tocantinia e Paraiso.
The documentary is also in the official selection at the Film Front Film Festival
(formerly known as “Vojvodanski festival filma i videa”), which is organised by Kino Kub Novi Sad, Serbia
(They have the best festival logos
I’ve ever seen.) The festival runs Dec 13 – 18.
recently screened together with PORTRAIT OF AN ANTIPOET (Chile, 72min) at Odeon Panton Street as part of the 9th Discovering Latin America Film Festival
here in London
Prior to that it received the Revelation Prize for Most Promising Film at the 37th Jornada Internacional da cinema da Bahia
, Brazil as well as the Best Carnival Movie prize at Luksuz Film Festival
Our animation SLEEPING AND DREAMING OF FOOD
, that last month screened at The Branchage Film Festival
, has been selected (out of over 1000 films!) for the European competition at the Unlimited Film Festival
While I'm there, Kallionia is making the finishing touches on the score for our second collaboration with comic book writer Kolbeinn Karlsson. Join our facebook group
for latest updates and an invite to the premiere screening.
Our documentary SUBURBAN MADNESS has been selected for the 37th Jornada Internacional da cinema da Bahia
in Brazil; the Uframe International Video Festival
in Spain; the 4th Annual Cinema Verite International Documentary Film Festival
in Iran and the Shortmoves festival
in Halle, Germany - where only 20 films were selected out of 375!
And it'll also screen locally! It's been selected for the 1st Annual Hackney Film Festival
, which means we'll return to Rio
for the festival's launch screening on September 18th
Happy Endings first ever retrospective will take place on July 2nd
at the Notting Hill Visual Arts Festival
and it's appropriately named The Happy Hour. It'll be the craziest, weirdest and saddest Happy Hour in history.
The test screening of our latest short film, The Theory
, went down amazingly well. For those of you who did attend and didn't get a chance to fill in a feedback form, you can find it
as a .pdf file.
We are really proud to announce that our animation, Sleeping and Dreaming of Food
, will be part of this coming weekend at Shunt
, which has been curated by Season Butler and Jessica Charlesworth. See the full programme here
The official world premiere for our documentary Suburban Madness
has been announced. We're competing at the Brazilian film festival IGUACINE - Festival de Cinema da Cidade de Nova Iguaçu
in April 2010.
Eva-Marie is one of ten directors nominated for 1 km Film
at Stockholm Film Festival this month.
Read our latest press by clicking on the press clippings
link to the right.
Our animation Sleeping and Dreaming of Food (Att Sova och Drömma om Mat), which is based on the comic by Kolbeinn Karlsson, screened at Uppsala Short Film Festival
this month and received an honorary mention.
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Our limited edition I ♥ Happy Endings vests are now available to buy. They are 10 pounds each (or 13 if you pay by paypal and require delivery). Pictures are available on the gallery page
and on our facebook group
. Contact us via our contact page
if you want to place an order. (Limited edition of only 20)
Happy Endings have just returned from Cannes Film Festival (read Emie's blog
from the festival - in swedish - on film.nu
) where we had a great time.
Happy Endings is now also on facebook
, where you will get the latest news and can watch the trailers for Suburban Madness
and Sleeping and Dreaming of Food
We are currently in production with a documentary project in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Follow the filmmaking process online by reading our blog - www.suburbanmadness.blog.com
To promote the launch of Sleeping and Dreaming of Food, based on the comic by Kolbeinn Karlsson, Happy Endings are selling Kolbeinn's latest fanzine Här Var Vilda Västern (This was the Wild West).
Här Var Vilda Västern has been descibed as a homoerotic story about life, death and nature that takes the reader through a stream of stories and events. The dialogue is in Swedish but sparse, with only one coherent phrase - the title of the comic.
We're also selling the 7" single by Postkontoret
, which Kolbeinn designed the cover for.
"Epic, distorted instrumental glitch-pop with haunting melodies."
Both of these products are available in the UK for a very limited time only.
Place your order(s) directly through us, by contacting us via our contact page, or visit our favorite independent online shop samu.co.uk
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