Podesta Island - dir. Stéphanie Roland(Essay documentary - 2021) 23 minutes
Podesta Island exists according to Google Earth.
Podesta Island does not exist according to Wikipedia.
Does it really exist? In a hyperconnected and mapped world, are there still unknown areas? The film Podesta Island paints the portrait of a controversial phantom islan by confronting documentary sources with the narratives and legends inspired by this island This exploration, where satellite imagery and live action intertwine, brings us closer to Terra Incognita and celebrates the imaginary geography.
* FID Marseille, France (Prix Alice Guy)(2021)
* Film Festival Münster, Germany (2021)
* Festival Actoral, Montevideo, Uruguay (2021)
* New Holland International Debut Film Festival, St-Petersburg, Russia (2021)
* Imagine Science Film Festival, New York, U.S. (2021)
* Glasgow Short Film festival (Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film) (2021)
* Blue Danube Film Festival, Vienna (2021)
* Golden Harvest Film Festival, Japan (2021)
* Festival Les heures Sauvages, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris (2021)
* Festival ECRÃ, Brazil (2022)
* TISFF - Thessaloniki International Shorts, Greece (2022)
* Beijing International Short Film Festival (2022)
* Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, Turkey (2022)