My Avatar And Me

Direction
Year
2010
Country
  • Denmark
Duration
91min
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A film about today’s relationship between humans and technology.

A troubled film director, Mikkel, pursues happiness in the virtual world Second Life. He meets the beautiful avatar, Helena, who helps him getting a career in-world and they fall in love. The success goes to his head, though, and Helena disappears. While looking for her, he’s apparently contacted by “light beings” who promise him he will be reunited with his lost love if he goes on a journey to a mountain in Nevada. Somebody is planning to build a mechanical clock there which can last for 10.000 years. But is Mikkel able to keep track of his “real life”, what are the connections between all this and who is Helena really?

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  • Original title
    My Avatar And Me
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Bente Milton
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Rob Gould, Morten Bruus, Henrik Ipsen, Niels Thastum, Sophia Olsson, Louis Cooper
  • Editing
    Camilla Ebling, Rasmus Gitz-Johansen
  • Music
    Green Panda, Søren Siegumfeldt
  • Sound
    Antoine Bailly, Jens de Place Bjørn, Jakob Garfield, Sylvester Holm, Frank Mølgård Knudsen, Kjetil Mork, Morten Wille, George Goen
  • Duration
    91 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2010
  • Country
    • Denmark
  • Production
      • Milton Media ApS and Fenris Film & Multimedia ApS, Denmark
      • Denmark
  • Distribution
      • TV Distribution: DR International Sales, Festival Distribution: Danish Film Institute
      • Denmark
  • Festivals
    • Nominations, festivals and other showings re: “My Avatar and Me”
    • Nominated for:
    • Selected for:
    • TV showings:
    • Other public showings:
    • Exclusive or closed showings:
    • Best Documentary, Nordic Film Days in Lübeck/Germany, 2010.
    • The "IV Ahmed Attia Award for the Intercultural Dialogue", MediMed Documentary Showcase in Sitges/Spain, 2010.
    • IDFA: “Reflecting Images – Panorama”, Amsterdam/The Netherlands, 2010
    • Podium Vlieland, The Netherlands, 2010 (Ten highlights from IDFA chosen by IDFA director Ally Derks personally)
    • CPH:DOX, Copenhagen/Denmark, 2010
    • ARTE, France/Belgium, "Grand Format", 2010
    • ZDF, Germany, 2010
    • SF1, Switzerland, 2010
    • Surprise-showing for Danish film professionals at DOK2010 by Danish Film Institute.
    • Best Documentary, Krakow Int. Film Festival, Poland, 2011
    • Cleveland International Film Festival, USA, 2011
    • EuroDok, Oslo/Norway, 2011
    • Guth Gafa Int. Film Festival, Ireland, 2011
    • Eidf, The 8th EBS Int. Documentary Festival, South Korea, 2011
    • Cinematik Int. Film Festival, Piešťany/Slovakia, 2011
    • Vilnius Documentary Film Festival, Lithuania, 2011
    • DR2, “Dokumania”, Denmark, 2011
    • YLE, Finland, 2011
    • Israel, 2011
    • DOX:BIO live event with cinecast to ten cinemas in Denmark and to/from Second Life, May 2011
    • Online-showings at www.constellation.tv, 2011
    • Second Life Community Conference, Oakland/USA, June 2011
    • Virtual World conference at Stanford University, USA, September 2011
    • Seminar at Danish Film Institute/The Workshop, Oct. 2011
    • Cross media storytelling seminar at RUC, Roskilde University (DK), Dec. 2011

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