LAB 2011-2012 > Andreas Koefoed & Ivan Fund – AB

Andreas Koefoed & Ivan Fund – AB


Andreas Koefoed

DENMARK


Born 1979 in Copenhagen. Andreas graduated in 2009 as a documentary director from The National Film School of Denmark and in 2004 in sociology from the University of Copenhagen. His films '12 notes down' and 'Albert's Winter' have both won a number of awards at international film festivals including Silverdocs, Full Frame, Sheffield DocFest and CPH:DOX. His latest four films have all been screened at IDFA, where 'Albert's Winter' was nominated for best short in 2009, and '12 Notes Down' for best student film in 2008. 'Albert's Winter' was recently nominated for Cinema Eye Honors for best short documentary in 2010. Together with Christian Bonke, Andreas just recently directed his first feature length documentary 'Dance Me to The End'.


Ivan Fund

ARGENTINA


Iván Fund was born in San Cristóbal, Argentina in 1984. In 2002 he moved to Buenos Aires, where he has been working as cinematographer. In 2005 he directed his first short film, 'Vals'. The film received Special Mention from the Jury at 21st Mar del Plata International Film Festival. In 2006 Ivan premiered with the films 'Sirenas' and 'El Baile'. Both got many notions and Sirenas got duing the Georges Meliés Short Film Contest prizes awarded by Alliance Française. In 2007 he made the short films 'Divergir', 'Un Punto Fijo' and 'Ciclope' which was selected for Bafici IFF the same year. 'La Risa' (2009), Ivan's first feature length film, was selected for Bafici's international competition section. In 2010 he premiered with 'Los Labios', co-directed by Santiago Loza and screened in Cannes IFF. It received a special Jury mention and the main characters the prize for best actress. Overall Ivan's films have particpated in several film festivals including Vienna, BFI London, Pusan, Gijon, Goteborg and Bafici.




LAB PROJECT:

AB



Arita and Belencha are two young girls living in a small town in rural Argentina. Many of their friends have left to the city to try their luck. Arita and Belencha didnt. They have a friendship that ties them together, as sisters, a fraternal love so strong that makes it hard to imagine them separated. The film follows three days in their lives, days when they maybe find out that they are slowly growing apart.