Published on July 24th, 2017 | by admin


Update from Siyi and Loretta in Amsterdam!

Siyi Chen took some time out of her day to give us a breakdown of what happened in Amsterdam! Take a look at what she had to say via email!

“‘The IDFAcademy Summer School offers first- or second-time directors the opportunity to meet and work with highly esteemed filmmakers and film professionals who are willing to share their knowledge and experience with emerging film talent. ‘

We had great mentors including Ed Lachman (renowned cinematographer whose work include films like Carol or the Paradise Trilogy!)

And here’s some info about our two projects

Behind the Blood
Honduras/The Netherlands/United Kingdom, participants: Loretta van der Horst (director), Fernando Barrientos (cinematography)

Inside the world’s murder capital where gangs rule the streets, a local pastor attempts to save boys from a deadly fate while an assassin is trapped inside a system where violence is the norm.


People’s Hospital *
China, participant: Siyi Chen (director)

All public hospitals in China are called People’s Hospital. But in recent years, more and more patients complain that these People’s Hospitals are going after profits and are no longer “for the people.” Faced with this reality, a team of small-town ER doctors struggles to keep the faith in their job, when they’re understaffed, underpaid, and constantly questioned by patients about their “hidden motives” behind saving lives.”

Thanks Siyi for the update and congratulations to you and Loretta for all your hard work!

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