2016-Gaia Student Awards


Silke Meya

Turkish Premiere

Germany, 2015, 20′, Bulgarian

Photography: Laura Mentgen

Editing: Silke Meya & Laura Mentgen

Music: Swinx

Sound: Gerald Mandl

Community Center, 13.10.2016, Thursday, 13:00-15:00

Synopsis: The 70-year-old “Djado Ivan” lives in Grivitsa, a small Bulgarian town close to the Romanian border. In close communion with nature and his many animals, he spends his life on his small farm and thereby maintains his very own rhythm of life. In order to portray his life, Silke Meya (Director) and Laura Mentgen (Director of Photography) spent one month with Ivan in Bulgaria where they were able to capture his philosophy of life.

Biography: Silke Meya was born in Bielefeld, Germany in 1989. Meya completed “Motion Design” program at Berlin University of Art and Design in 2014. She works as a director and producer for Noumia Film.


49th International Film Festival HOF, Germany, 2015

11th Kinoki International Film Festival, México City, México, 2016

Brazilian International Labour Film Festival / Mostra Cinetrabalho, São Paulo, Brazil, 2016

51st Werkstatt der Jungen Filmszene, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2016

East End Film Festival, London, UK, 2016

5th Inigo Film Festival, Krakow, Poland, 2016


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