Edition 20: 6-14 August, 2021

Balkan Dox

Timkat

Portugal
2021 — 13 min / Colour

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Synopsis

"TIMKAT is a celebration to commemorate the baptism of Christ in the river Jordan in order to save all mankind. "The ones who are not baptized every year will not be able to reach the kingdom of heaven."

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Directors' Biography

Ico Costa was born in Lisbon in 1983. He studied at the Portuguese National Film School, in Lisbon, at the Universidad del Cine, in Buenos Aires and at Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, in Tourcoing, France. He directed the short films Libhaketi (2012), Four Hours Barefoot (2012), Current (2013), Antero (2014), Nyo Vweta Nafta (2017) and Timkat (2021). He has also directed the documentary UPROAR, ECLIPSE (2017), and the fiction feature film ALVA (2019). In 2019 he funded the production company Oublaum Filmes. His work was shown at several film festivals, such as Cannes, Rotterdam, Rome, Cinéma du Réel, Visións du Réel, New Directors/New Films, Oberhausen, Jihlava, Vila do Conde, IndieLisboa, DocLisboa, among many others.

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Director

Ico Costa

Producer

Ico Costa

Cinematography

Paulo Menezes

Editing

João Rosas

Susana Nobre

Sound

Ana Mariz

Tewoderous Ayanaw

Screenings & Awards

Visions du Réel, Switzerland, 2021