La Fauna Mallorquina

It is a video about the "fauna" of Mallorca Island. The video is dedicated to the relationship between man and the animal (a faraway distant reminder for a kind of shaman ritual practice). It was done in my striving to understand better the surrounding us world, ourselves and the connection between the world and the humans. In the video, I putted myself on the place of those animals, which are losing their natural habitats.

The voices are "borrowed" from documentary films about nature. The video was shot during the “Espai Sant Mark” program.

  • Nэno Bэlchэv
    Director
    "My Heart Is an Octopus or My Father on the Shore of the Black Sea"
  • Nэno Bэlchэv
    Writer
    "My Heart Is an Octopus or My Father on the Shore of the Black Sea"
  • Nэno Bэlchэv
    Producer
    "My Heart Is an Octopus or My Father on the Shore of the Black Sea"
  • Nэno Бэlchэv
    camera, editing, colour grading and sound mix
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Майоркската фауна
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    comedy, videoart
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 7, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Bulgaria
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • IX OtherMovie Lugano Film Festival
    Lugano
    Switzerland
    October 3, 2020
    semi-finalist
  • III Muestra de Video Arte Faenza
    Bogota
    Colombia
    September 23, 2020
    South American Premiere
  • IX semana por la soberania audiovisual
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    September 21, 2020
  • "a summer of cinema" online edition of Lama Film Festival
    Lama, Corse
    France
    August 1, 2020
  • WIPE unselected
    Berlin
    Germany
    February 28, 2020
  • "Depictions of Living" Exhibition at Art Pavilion in Mile End
    London
    United Kingdom
    January 23, 2020
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Nэno Bэlchэv

Neno Belchev graduated in Mural Painting from the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. He works as video artist and filmmaker as well as in the fields of performance, installation, sculpture and new media. Neno has made one full-length movie, four medium-length documentaries and numerous short narrative films and video art works, which won prizes, awards and nominations from international video and film festivals in the United States, Russia, the Netherlands, Spain, India, Malaysia, Romania and Austria, as well as residency-grants in the United States, Russia, China, Japan, France and Portugal. His works are possession of Xiangning Art Museum (Shenzhen, China), SAMSA (Sofia Arsenal Museum for Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria); private collections in USA, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Spain, Ukraine and others. Mr. Belchev is one of the founders of the International Video Art Festival Videoholica, Varna

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Director Statement

In my art works, I work in my own direction. My task as an artist is to look through the cover of things in their real essence. To provoke the people to see how of front of their own eyes their own world is changing. For me the art is a form of communication with other people and the artists has in their hands the art as a tool, in which the opportunity to provoke and change the thinking of the others is hidden. I “say” seemingly well-known truths and facts, but by matching them with contradictory but very strong visual elements, which if considered at one level, seem to be in conflict with one another both ideologically and visually, but the appearance of these contradictory elements change the meaning deep in its roots and make it multileveled. As a result of it, I achieve multilevel message with strong irrational impact, which does not have to be considered by using logical thinking. The art is beyond the direct message.