Centrul Astra Film


Astra Film Festival

The Longest Night: A Winter’s Tale

Jay Heinz, Jan Burger, Donovan Zimmerman,  USA 2012 27'

Film Presentation:
"The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale" is a one-of-a-kind fulldome planetarium show that captures its audience with a timeless fable of courage, generosity and renewal. Its story explores the concept that winter is a time for Earth to rest, waiting for new growth in the spring. Its star, a young girl born into a family of nomadic storytellers, embarks on a simple quest that leads her to a dragon's nest. What will she discover there, and how will it help her save her village? Morehead Planetarium collaborated with Paperhand Puppet Intervention to develop the story and visuals of "The Longest Night." The Morehead production team seamlessly wove together live-action video of Paperhand's world-class puppeteers with beautiful and intricate fulldome animation to create this innovative and imaginative show.
2015 Immersive Film Festival, Espinho, Portugal – Best Soundtrack 2015 Fiske Fulldome Festival, Boulder, Colorado, USA – Official Selection 2015 Rio ShowDome Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Official Selection 2013 B3 Moving Image Biennial, Frankfurt, Germany – Official Selection 2013 Russian Fulldome Festival, Yaroslavl, Russia – Official Selection 2013 IMERSA Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA – Official Selection 2013 Jena Fulldome Film Festival, Jena, Germany – Honorable 2013 Imiloa Film Festival, Imiloa, Hawaii, USA- Official Selection
Director's Bio-Filmography:
Donovan Zimmerman and Jan Burger are the co-founders of Paperhand Puppet Intervention. They use giant puppets, masks, stilts, and rod and shadows puppets to tell stories, illuminate myths, create spectacle, and inspire people of all ages. Their work is a synergy of art forms from design and theater, to dance and sculpture to painting, writing, sewing, and much more. Jay Heinz is the Director of Creative and Experiential Design at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He has produced and directed over 7 fulldome films and various documentaries around the world.
Director's / Curator's Statement:
Monday 17.10.2016 10:30, FULL-DOME
Monday 17.10.2016 12:45, FULL-DOME
Tuesday 18.10.2016 10:30, FULL-DOME
Wednesday 19.10.2016 10:30, FULL-DOME
Thursday 20.10.2016 10:30, FULL-DOME
Friday 21.10.2016 10:30, FULL-DOME
Saturday 22.10.2016 10:30, FULL-DOME
Sunday 23.10.2016 10:30, FULL-DOME
Tuesday 18.10.2016 12:45, FULL-DOME
Wednesday 19.10.2016 12:45, FULL-DOME
Thursday 20.10.2016 12:45, FULL-DOME
Friday 21.10.2016 12:45, FULL-DOME
Saturday 22.10.2016 12:45, FULL-DOME
Sunday 23.10.2016 12:45, FULL-DOME
Wednesday 19.10.2016 18:45, FULL-DOME
Thursday 20.10.2016 14:30, FULL-DOME
Thursday 20.10.2016 18:45, FULL-DOME
Friday 21.10.2016 14:30, FULL-DOME
Friday 21.10.2016 18:45, FULL-DOME
Saturday 22.10.2016 14:30, FULL-DOME
Sunday 23.10.2016 14:30, FULL-DOME
Sunday 23.10.2016 18:45, FULL-DOME
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