Maël G. Lagadec

Filmmaker - Photographer


GIRL FACT

2017, Short Film, Fiction, 16mins 28sec
english / subtitles : english, francais, español, italiano, deutsch

In the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, rape has been used as a weapon of war for more than 15 years.
Martha writes a teenage girl’s guide to surviving sex slavery.

Directed by Maël G. Lagadec
Director of Photography : Raphaël Van Sitteren — Sound : Jeanne Debarsy — Music : Jérôme Van Den Bril — Production : Human Act
Cast : Ted Bwatu, Monica Kamara, Angela Monteiro, Matondo Noémie Ntoto, Marie-Charlotte Tatepo Ngonde, Rose-Myrtha Vercammen Fortuna Dorsant.
Distributor : Aug&Ohr Medien / film@augohr.de



Festivals Awards :
*JURY'S 1ST PRIZE* & *PUBLIC 2ND PRIZE* 2nd FESTIVAL DES COURTS EN FÊTE (Corse, France)
*BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT* 2nd REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (NYC, USA)
*BEST DOCU-SHORT - ALBERTO SIGNETTO SPECIAL AWARD* 9th SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Cagliari, Italy)
*HONORABLE MENTION* 2nd NEPAL AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Hyattsville, MD, USA)
*BEST ACTRESS-JURY ANGELA MONTEIRO* 7th KOLKATA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Kolkata, India)
*HIGH SCHOOL JURY AWARD* 9th ONE COUNTRY ONE FILM INT'L FESTIVAL (Issoire and Apchat, France)

Festivals Selections :
21.02.2017 * WORLD WIDE VIRTUAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)
24.03.2017 * 18th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D’AUBAGNE (Official Selection, Aubagne, France)
29.04.2017 * 20th BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)
14.08.2017 * 42nd OPEN-AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Weiterstadt, Germany)
26.08.2017 * 23rd FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM NANCY-LORRAINE (Official Selection, Nancy, France)
24.12.2017 * 2nd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)
xx.xx.2018 * SHORT TO THE POINT (Official Selection, Romania)
07.02.2018 * 34th SARAJEVO WINTER FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
07.03.2018 * 6th NEPAL HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kathmandu, Nepal)
13.03.2018 * 3rd QUITE INDEPENDENT WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ecuador)
23.03.2018 * 29th FESTIVAL MAMERS EN MARS (Official Selection, Mamers, France)
24.03.2018 * 1st GLOBAL INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)
06.04.2018 * 34th EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LILLE (Official Selection, Lille, France)
25.04.2018 * 7th KYIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Kiev, Ukraine)
04.06.2018 * 13th BRITISH URBAN FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)
09.06.2018 * 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)
14.06.2018 * 2nd FESTIVAL DE CINE DE PORTOVIEJO (Official Selection, Portoviejo, Ecuador)
22.06.2018 * 12th SCENECS INT'L DEBUT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hilversum, The Netherlands)
24.06.2018 * 3rd REALTIME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ikeja, Nigeria)
24.06.2018 * 2nd MARACAY INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKERS & VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Maracay, Venezuela)
05.07.2018 * 1st FESTIVAL TAPIS BLEU 2018 (Official Selection, Rosny-sous-Bois, France)
14.07.2018 * OPEN AIR SCREENING @ BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Belgium)
26.07.2018 * 1st SIREN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Abruzzo, Italy)
24.08.2018 * 3rd DEFY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nashville, TN, USA)
10.09.2018 * MOSTRA INT’L AUDIOVISUAL CURTA O GENERO 2018 (Official Selection, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brasil)
12.09.2018 *1st CAPITAL FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL MADRID 2018 (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)
26.09.2018 * 2nd PICKURFLICK INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gurgaon, India)
27.09.2018 * 7th JOZI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sandton, South Africa)
20.10.2018 * 15th KONSTANZER KURZ.FILM.SPIELE (Official Selection, Konstanz, Germany)
23.10.2018 * FESTIVAL DES LIBERTES 2018 (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)
25.10.2018 * 2nd COURAGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)
17.10.2018 * 16th ANNUAL TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wichita, KS, USA)
13.10.2018 * 4th GRAND RAPIDS FEMINIST FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Grand Rapids, MI, USA)
16.11.2018 * INNCONTRO - INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF MULTIPLICITY (Official Selection, Innsbruck, Austria)
02.11.2018 * 3rd THE INT'L GULLAH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Georgetown, South Carolina, USA)
04.10.2018 * 8th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE FINE ARTS (Official Selection, Miramar, Puerto Rico)
26.10.2018 * SCOTTISH INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, Scotland)
28.12.2018 * 1st KAARYAT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jaipur, India)
16.02.2019 * 1st NORTH EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)
08.03.2019 * 20th KONTRAST FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bayreuth, Germany)
10.03.2019 * 2nd BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)
10.03.2019 * 3rd INDIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL -19 (Official Selection, Hyderabad, India)
29.03.2019 * 12th SUBVERSIVE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Metz, France)
26.10.2019* KONSTANZER KURZ.FILM.SPIELE BEST OF 15 YEARS (Official Selection, Konstanz, Germany)

Filmography


Shorts
Kajal
Observance
GIRL FACT
On Death and Love

Audio Drama
La première fois que je suis devenu fou(le)

Commissioned
Music Videos


Photography


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