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Black line by Mark Olexa and Francesca Scalisi

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Swiss, 2017

Dok Mobile

Grand Prize of the International Competition at Kurzfilmtage Winterthur


A woman fishing in turbid waters, a suffering nature, the broken chant of the muezzin, all linked by a thin black line.

Mark Olexa and Francesca Scalisi

Francesca Scalisi (*1982) is an Italian director and editor. Mark Olexa (*1984) is a Swiss director and producer. They are based in Fribourg, Switzerland, where they run the film production company DOK MOBILE.

In 2015 they directed and produced the short film «Moriom», which received the award for best short doc at Slamdance, Chicago Int. Film festival, Brooklyn Film Festival and FRONTDOC, and got the special mention at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Minimalen and FIDBA.

Their first feature length documentary «Half-life in Fukushima», shot in Japan in S16mm, received the award for best documentary in 2017 at Silk Road Festival, Broadway International Film Festival and at dokumentART in Neubrandenburg.

They are also the creators and the artistic directors of the «Flying Film Festival», the first festival in the world to be held entirly in the air. The «Flying Film Festival» is a short-film competition in partnership with Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS), with the aim of promoting short-films to a wider audience.