Watch Locally, Think Globally

Ministry Messiah

WATCH 400

ABOUT THE FILM

This work features imagery based on the motif of the Messiah subliminally interwoven with unique interpretive elements. Both spectacular and mysterious, the work is imbued with a beauty that sometimes erupts into cruelty and may invoke a feeling of rapturous intoxication or of simply being an onlooker, depending on the emotional responsiveness of the viewer.

Credit

DIRECTOR'S DATA

Profile:
Besides working as art director, illustrator & graphic designer, Gints have been directing and animating internationally awarded commercials and short movies. Based in Riga (Latvia). He is freelancing for local and international clients directly either trough agencies, design and production studios.
Nationality:
Latvia
Activities:
The Bonedancer 2002
Screening / Award history:
AWARDS - "The Best Student film" the Bonedancer. Film festival Lielais Kristaps 2003 - OFFF 5 Festival of Digital Art and Electronic Music, Spain 2005, Special Prize from the Public. - WaterPieces Videoart Festival. Latvia, Riga 2005. Grand Prix. - One Minute Film Festival, Japan, 2005, Second place - ADWARDS festival celebrating creative excelents. Latvia, Riga 2006. Best Animation - ADWARDS festival celebrating creative excelents. Latvia, Riga 2006. Second Best Animation SCREENINGS Ministry Messiah: - Onedotzero 9, wow+flutter. UK, London 2005. - 52nd Sydney Film Festival. Australia, Sydney 2005. //1.zero - Backup 2005. festival. new media in film. Germany, Weimar. - International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. Germany, Leipzig 2005. - Semi-Permanent '05. US, NY 2005. - Webcuts 04+05 Internet Film Fest Berlin. Germany, Berlin 2005. - Tirana International Film Festival, Albania, 2005 - One Minute Film Festival, Japan, 2005, Second place - Enzimi Al Mare, Ostia, Italy 2005. //1.zero - Kristaps Luko, Riga, Latvia 2005. - Bitfilm festival 05, Germany, Hamburg 2005 //1.zero - Euroshort 2005, Poland, Warszawa nov 2005. - Traksy 2005, Japan. //1.zero - Unit, Onedotzero 9, wow+flutter. Japan, Tokyo 2005 oct. - Onedotzero 9, wow+flutter. Japan, Shizuoka 2005. - Onedotzero 9, wow+flutter. Japan, Sapporo 2005. - Onedotzero 9, wow+flutter. UK, Wales, Chapter Art Centre 2005. - Onedotzero 9, wow+flutter. South Korea, Seoul, coex center 2005 aug. - Onedotzero 9, wow+flutter. New Zealand, Auckland 2005. - Kino Lab & Onedotzero 9, wow+flutter. Poland, Warszawa 2005. - SPARKS 05, Onedotzero 9, wow+flutter. New Zealand, Hamilton 2005 - Uovo performing arts festival, Italy, Milan 2005 sept //1.zero - Bios, music and arts venue. Athens, Greece 2005 sept //1.zero - Zurich filmfestival. Zurich, Swizland 2005 oct. //1.zero - Muffathalle, der Internationale Kunst und Kulturtreffpunkt, Munchen, Germany 2005 oct. //1.zero - Cinemateket, Oslo, Norway 2005 nov. //1.zero - Black nights animation film festival, Talinn, Estonia 2005 nov. //1.zero - Onedotzero 9, wow+flutter. Japan, Shizuoka 2005 nov. - Odense Film festival. Odense, Denmark. 2006 aug. - Rooftop Films. Brooklyn, NY, USA. 2006 sept. - Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt. Weiterstadt, Germany. 2006 august. - 25 FPS Festival. Zagreb, Croatia. 2006 sept. - Ottawa International Animation Festival. Ottawa, Canada. 2006 september. - LTV1 Dairas Aboli?≪Ias raid?≪Ajum?≪§ Latvijas kino jaunie talanti. - LTV1 Festiv?≪§l ?aedensgabli raidijum?≪§. - www.animwatch.com online animation magazine. - Seattle International Animation film festival. Seattle, USA. 2006 may-june. - EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL. OSNABR?aaCK, Germany. 2006, may. - Brooklyn International Film Festival. Brooklyn, USA. 2006, june. - Bimini international animation festival. Riga, Latvia. 2006 june. - Anifest. Praha, CZ. 2006 may. - Lucania Film Festival. Pisticci, Italy. 2006 August. - Tampere International Short Film Festival. Tampere, Finland. 2006, March - Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival. Seuol, Korea. 2006 june. - Imaginaria Film Festival. Italy. 2006. - Circuito Off Venice International Short Film Festival. Venice, Italy. 2006 sept. - AFIA Nopop. Denmark. 2006 April. - Festival International du Court-M?≪±trage. Lille, France. 2006 march. - Red Shift Festival. New York, USA. 2006, February. - animEST 2006. Bucuresti, Romania. 2006 oct. - neofest 2006. Japan. - Impakt Festival 2006. Utrecht, The Netherlands. 2006 aug.
http://www.apsits.com

10 people voted

snow
2007-06-11 18:29:04

はあと
2007-02-27 17:43:42

怖さの中にも美しさがありました。

sweety
2007-02-21 14:52:20

すごくユニークな作品ですね。特に音楽と画面の組み合わせ、すばらしいです! Very unique! And I like the music!

wev_on
2007-02-01 00:38:59

sabakan
2007-01-29 20:28:46

好き嫌いがハッキリ分かれそうですが、私は大好きです。 一日中、イメージに浸っていたい…。許されるならば。

power
2007-01-26 21:40:13

一つ一つのモチーフをもっと丁寧に掘り下げて欲しかった。なんとなく消化不良な感じがしてしまう。

ashraf
2007-01-26 19:30:06

daddykins
2007-01-24 02:17:37

Innovative and rich with metaphysical imagery.

kumachon
2007-01-24 01:58:32

一般に基督教圏であるとされる国ではタブーだと思われる表現がいくらかある。 しかしタブーに託したものに「メシア」のある一面を見た気がする。

EVA
2007-01-15 10:32:28

不思議な幻想的な世界でした。 ぜひ、皆さんご体験あれ!