EUROPE IN 8 BITS

SYNOPSIS

Documentary that explores the world of chip music, a new musical trend that is growing exponentially throughout Europe. The stars of this musical movement reveal to us how to reuse old videogames hardware like Nintendo's GameBoy and the Commodore 64 to turn them into a tool capable of creating a new sound, a modern tempo and an innovative musical style. This is a new way of interpreting music performed by a great many artists who show their skills in turning these “limited” machines designed for leisure in the 80’s into surprising musical instruments and graphical tools. It will leave nobody indifferent.

director JAVIER POLO
producers JAVIER POLO and LINA BADENES
production companies TURANGA FILMS
duration 76'
genre MUSIC DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
cinematographers ÁLEX ASENSI AND VINCE MERINO
editing YAGO MUÑIZ
sound design ÁLEX BORDANOVA
postproduction JAVIER SANTAELLA
visual effects XAVIER NÁCHER
animation DEVICE
colorist SAMUEL DOMINGO

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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Worldwide Premiere IDFA 2013 (Netherlands)
Dock of The Bay 2014 (Spain)
Miami International Film Festival 2014 (USA)
Malaga Film Festival 2014 (Spain)
IndieLisboa Film Festival 2014 (Portugal)
DOCVILLE 2014 (Belgium)
Planete + Doc Film Festival 2014 (Poland)
International Film Festival in Valencia 2014 (Spain)
Jecheon International Music Film Festival 2014 (South Korea)
Sound + Vision Program Lincoln Center NY 2014 (USA)
Milano Film Festival 2014 (Italy)
Alta Fidelidad Festival 2014 (Colombia)
Rock Film Festival Rokumentti 2014 (Finland)
IndieCork 2014 (Ireland)
In-Edit Festival Barcelona 2014 (Spain)
In-Edit Festival 2014 (Chile)
Jury Winner at Soundtrack Cologne 2014 (Germany)
Norient Musikfilm Festival 2015 (Switzerland)
Future Everything Festival in Manchester 2015 (UK)
Flatpack Film Festival Birmingham 2015 (UK)
6th European Film Festival (Puerto Rico) 2015
11th FEST New Directors New Films Festival (Portugal)
4th Rizoma Film Festival in Madrid 2015
Audience Award for the best movie at the International Online Festival Feelfest 2015

PRESS

TV
Reportaje en la 2 noticias de Televisión Española (2'&25'')
Aparición en Miradas2
Reportaje en la TV del Politécnico de Valencia
Reportaje en Telegrafies, Pindoles D’Innovació
Entrevista al director Javier Polo en el programa de Canal Plus “SuperCuts”

RADIO
Radio 3, programa Siglo XXI
Radio 3, programa Fallo del sistema
Radio Manises

WRITTEN
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Precriticas
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