OTHERLAND

OTHERLAND

DOCO-DANCE FILM | 13 min +/-


A Vogue dancer performs at a Voodoo Carnival Ball, an important dance contest where he will have to prove himself to be accepted by the local ballroom community. He remembers growing up on Sint Maarten, a small island in the Caribbean and all the changes he has been through since. The freedom he longed for seems within reach. Based on the biographical story of Elvin Elejandro Martinez and narrated by him, ‘Otherland’ is a juxtaposition of two narratives that evoke new associations for viewers: while the visual story of the ball is fictional, the film is based on in-depth research into the Dutch ballroom community and all the characters and dancers are part of the European ballroom/vogue community.

(NL)
Vogue danser Elvin Elejandro presenteert zichzelf op een Voodoo Carnival Ball. Een belangrijke danswedstrijd waar hij zich zal moeten bewijzen om geaccepteerd te worden door de ballroom community. Hij denkt terug aan zijn jeugd op Sint Maarten en de transformatie die hij sindsdien heeft ondergaan. De vrijheid waar hij vroeger zo naar hunkerde lijkt binnen bereik.  In Otherland worden twee verhaallijnen naast elkaar geplaatst. Het autobiografische verhaal van Elvin Elejandro Martinez, verteld door hemzelf, en het fictieve beeldverhaal van een avond tijdens een Vogue-Ball. Zo ontstaan er nieuwe, associatieve betekenissen bij de kijker. De makers baseerden zich op intensieve research binnen de Ballroom gemeenschap. Hoewel het beeldverhaal fictie is, maken alle personages en dansers in deze dansfilm deel uit van de Europese ballroom/vogue gemeenschap.


Awards & Nominations:

Monthwinner June , Shortcutz, The Netherlands 2018
Best Experimental, Spring Short of the Year Film Festival,  Spain 2018
Young Audience Award (Premio del publicio joven), Incinerante Festival de Cine, Colombia 2018
Best International Short Dance Film, Choreoscope International Dance Film Festival Barcelona, Spain 2018
Best Documentary Short Film, Nahia Short Film Fest, Spain 2018
Best International Short Film, Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Villa de Leyva, Colombia 2018
Best Directing, Zinetika Festival, Spain 2018
Special Mention, Da Bounce Urban Film Festival , The Netherlands 2018
Best Film Documentary, InShadow – Lisbon Screendance Festival, Portugal 2018
Best International Short, Espacio Queer, Argentina 2018
Best documentary, Athens Fashion Film Festival, Greece 2019
Best documentary, Malmo international LGBTQ short film festival, Sweden 2019
Nominated Best Editing, Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards, The Netherlands 2018
Nominated Best Cinematography, Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards, The Netherlands 2018
Nominated Best Documentary, Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards, The Netherlands 2018
Nominated Best Film, Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards, The Netherlands 2018
Best Production Design, Global Short Film Awards, US/France 2019
Best Costume Design, Global Short Film Awards, US/France 2019
Honorable Mention in the 2018 Audience Choice Awards, Sans Souci Festival of Dance, USA 2018

 Festivals:

Cinedans, The Netherlands (14-3-18 till 18-3-18)
Shortcutz Amsterdam, The Netherlands (26-6-18)
Fringe Festival Amsterdam, The Netherlands (8-9-18)
Nederlandse Dansdagen, The Netherlands (10-10-18 till 14-10-18)
Fashion Films Festival RD, Dominican Republic (27-9-18 till 30-9-18)
Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, USA (27-9-18 till 30-9-18)
60 seconds of Less Video Festival, USA (12-9-18 till 14-9-18)
Choreoscope, Spain (9-10-18 till 14-10-18)
Dutch Film Festival, The Netherlands (27-9-18 till 5-10-18)
Spring Short of the Year Film Festival, Spain (21-6-18)
Outflix Film Festival, USA (7-9-18 till 13-9-18)
International Shorts Film Festival, AUS (3-12-18 till 7-12-18)
Mana Contemporary's Body + Camera Festival, USA (5-10-18 till 7-10-18)
Incinerante Festival de Cine, Colombia (21-8-18 till 25-8-18)
Moving Images International Videodance Festival, Cyprus (11-11-18 till 12-11-18)
Portobello Film Festival, UK (9-9-18)
Toronto Queer Film Festival, Canada (1-11-18 till 4-11-18)
Nachtkijkers, The Netherlands (31-08-18 till 02-09-18)
Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival, China (12-09-18 till 16-09-18)
Festival Internacional de Videodanza de la Ciudad de México, Mexico (20-9-18 till 23-9-18)
San Francisco LGBTQ - COMING OF AGE short-films festival, USA (2-11-18 till 4-11-18)
Da Bounce Urban Film Festival, Netherlands (1-11-18 till 4-11-18)
Festival du film LGBT Chéries Chéris, France (17-11-18 till 27-11-18)
Zinetika dance and film festival, Spain (15-11-18 till 20-11-18)
GUIAR screendance international festival, Brazil (9-10-18 till 13-10-18)
Nahia Film Fest - International Short Film Festival about sex, gender and eroticism, Spain (11-11-18 – 18-11-18)
Eindhovens film festival, The Netherlands (28-11-2018 till 2-12-2018)
FanCineGay, Spain (3-11-18 till 11-11-18)
Pride Film Festival, USA (6-11-18)
Festival International de Cine LGBT – Santo Domingo Outfest (29-11-18 till 9-12-18)
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, USA (15-12-18)
Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest, UK (13-11-18 till 18-11-18)
Espacio Queer, Argentina (30-11-18 till 2-12-18)
Inshadow – Lisbon ScreenDance Festival, Portugal (15-11-18)
Pink Life QueerFest, Turkey (10-1-19 till 26-1-19)
Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Villa de Leyva, Colombia (9-11-18 till 12-11-18)
Kinoproba International Film Festival, Russia (1-12-18 till 5-12-18)
Kinetoscope: International Screendance Film Festival, USA (19-1-19 till 20-1-19)
Serile Filmului Gay, Romania (14-04-19 till 21-04-19)
Mardi Gras Film Festival, Australia (13-2-19 till 28-12-19)
Zinegoak. Bilbao International LGBT Film And Performing Arts Festival, Spain (18-02-19 till 03-03-19)
Multiplié Dance Film, Norway (22-01-19 till 27-01-19)
Massimadi: Afro LGBTQ+ Film & Arts Festival, Canada (19-02-19 till 02-03-19)
Festival Internacional de Cine La Picasa, Argentina (30-01-19 till 02-02-19)
Dance@30FPS, USA (13-02-19)
Limburgs Film Festival, The Netherlands (11-01-19 till 13-01-19)
Mecal Pro, Barcelona International Short and Animation Festival, Spain (28-3-19 till 14-4-19)
F.A.M.E - Paris international music film festival, France (13-2-19 till 17-2-19)
Landshut Short Film Festival, Germany (20-03-19 till 25-03-19)
Caribbean Sea International Film Festival, Venezuela (25-01-19 till 26-01-2019)
Frame Rush, United Kingdom (15-03-19 till 16-03-19)
Athens Fashion Film Festival, Greece (25-02-19 till 27-02-19)
CinemQ, China (01-03-19)
Bodyscope Film Festival, Russia (01-01-2019)
Busan International Short Film Festival, South Korea (24-04-19 tm 29-04-19)
GSF Awards, USA (25-05-19)
Zinentiendo LGTBIQ film festival, Spain (25-04-19)
ScreenDance Festival, Sweden (23-04-19 till 30-04-19)
TQU Short Film Nights, Germany (28-03-19)
Cayenne Short Film Festival, USA (05-04-19 till 07-04-19)
Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival, USA (25-04-19 till 28-04-19)
Dox On The Fox, USA (26-04-19 till 27-04-19)
Kashish MIQFF, India (12-06-19 till 16-06-19)
Korea Queer Film Festival (KQFF), Korea (06-06-19 till 09-06-19)

Broadcasts:

NTR, The Netherlands (12-04-18)

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Credits

House of Bizango

Elvin Elejandro Elly Vineyard / Elvin Elejandro Martinez

The Mother Lasseindra Ninja / Xavier Barthelemi

MC Zelda Fitzgerald MC Zelda Fitzgerald / Zelda Dapaah

Twisters Azzaro 007 / Joby Shayron Tremus, Typhoon Prodigy / Guilliano Pinas, Wesley Mizrahi / Marvin Oliveira, Kobe Lawrence Revlon / Cyril Adaine

Jury Nagato Ninja / Mattia Palumbo, Ambiance Vineyard / Amber Vineyard, Naimah Vineyard / Naimah Janse

Family members Barbie Vineyard / Debbie Ruijter, Cupcake Vineyard / Natascha Ruimwijk, Ronja Breuk, Ole Lehmkuhl

DJ Seven Ultra Omni / Orlando Haynes


Director & Cinematography Jan Pieter Tuinstra

Choreography Keren Levi

Script Keren Levi, Jan Pieter Tuinstra

Producers Sanne Cousijn, Camiel Zwart

Editor Patrick Janssens

Sound recording Sander den Broeder

Art director Barbara Kusmirak

Wardrobe Design Conny Groenewegen

First A.D. Kai Westendorp

Gaffer Dick Bloemraad

Make-Up Artist Marleen Holthuis

Sound Design Bart Jilesen

Grading Brian Krijgsman


Commissioning Editor NTR Oscar van der Kroon, Diana Tromp

Music Hexenschuss, Vjuan Allure, Xeraph

With Thanks To House of Vineyard, NB Projects, ICK Amsterdam, One World Interiors, Felix van der Vorst, Ed Meijaard, Daan Brand, Filmmore, The Ambassadors and all extras


This film was made as a part of ‘De Wolf Danst’, a collaboration of NTR, the Dutch Cultural Media Fund and The Netherlands Film Fund.

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© 2018, Blackframe/NTR


Calendar

12/12/2018 > 15/12/201812/12/18 > 15/12/18Mana ContemporaryChicago, US
03/12/2018 > 08/12/201803/12/18 > 08/12/18International Shorts FestivalMelbourn, AU
19/10/2018 > 14/10/201819/10/18 > 14/10/18Choreoscope International Dance Film Festival of Barcelona,Barcelona, ES
10/10/201810/10/18Nederlandse DansdagenMaastricht, NL
30/09/201830/09/18Nederlandse Film FestivalUtrecht, NL
28/09/2018 > 05/10/201828/09/18 > 05/10/18Nederlandse Film FestivalAmsterdam, NL
28/09/201828/09/18Nederlandse Film FestivalUtrecht, NL
27/09/2018 > 30/09/201827/09/18 > 30/09/18Fashion Film Festival RDDO
27/09/2018 > 30/09/201827/09/18 > 30/09/18Sans Souci Festival of Dance CinemaCollegeville, US
14/09/2018 > 18/09/201814/09/18 > 18/09/1860 Seconds or Less Video FestivalWashington, US
09/09/201809/09/18Portobello Film FestivalnameLondon, GB
08/09/201808/09/18Fringe FestivalAmsterdam, NL
31/07/201831/07/18COCAmsterdam, NL
27/07/201827/07/18LAB111Amsterdam, NL
18/03/201818/03/18Cinedans FestivalAmsterdam, NL