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The Documentary

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A documentary about reusing outdated technology in creative ways to revamp the music scene.

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Un documental sobre la reutilización de tecnologías obsoletas de manera creativa para renovar la escena musical.

Sinopsis

EUROPE IN 8 BITS is a 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, NES, Atari ST, Amiga 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.

Sinopsis

EUROPE IN 8 BITS es un documental que explora el universo de la música chip, una nueva corriente musical que está creciendo exponencialmente a lo largo y ancho de toda Europa. Los artistas protagonistas de este movimiento musical nos revelan cómo se pueden reutilizar las viejas consolas y ordenadores, como la GameBoy, la NES, la Atari ST, la Commodore 64 o la Amiga para convertirlas en herramientas capaces de crear un sonido nuevo, un ritmo moderno y un estilo musical innovador. Esta nueva interpretación musical realizada por una multitud de artistas que demuestran sus habilidades convirtiendo estas máquinas “limitadas” diseñadas para el ocio de la generación de los 80 en sorprendentes instrumentos musicales y herramientas gráficas, no podrá dejar a nadie indiferente.

Technical Team

Director: Javier Polo
Producers: Lina Badenes and Javier Polo
Producer Company: Turanga Films
Cinematography: Álex Asensi and Vince Merino
Editing: Yago Muñiz
Sound Design: Álex Bordanova
Postproduction: Javier Santaella
Visual Effects: Xavier Nácher
Animation: Device
Colorist: Samuel Domingo
Godparents: Cándido Polo and Lola Gandía
8-bit Manager: Bartolomé Moreno
Logo designer: Manuel Mondragón

Status

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