Março/01 – Zoie Film Fest, Atlanta, EUA (2º prémio) – Agosto/01 – Festival de Cinema de Avanca, Avanca, Portugal – Setembro/01 – Fano Film Fest, Fano, Itália (Special Jury Prize) – Outubro/01 – Cinevue Internacional, Florida, EUA (6º prémio) -Special Prize for Diversity (Dialogo tra le diversita), -Visionaria Film Festival, Siena, Italy – Nominated “Best Foreign Short”, A Corto di Cinema, Lucca, Italy
– Second Place, Audience Award, Critical Mass Film Festival, NY
SELECÇÕES OFICIAIS Critical Mass Film Festival, New York, March 2001 Zoie Film Fest, Worldwide, April 2001-present! Festroia International Fest, Setúbal (Lisbon) Portugal, June 1-10, 2001 Fantasporto, Porto, Portugal, March 1, 2001 A Corto di Cinema, Lucca, Italy, June 21, 2001 Avanca Film Festival, July 25-29, 2001, Avanca, Portugal IFP/West Cinema Lounge, Temple Bar, 1026 Wilshire Bl., Santa Monica, July 30, 2001, 7:30pm (admission is free!) Sacramento Film & Music Festival, Sacramento, CA, August 10-12, 2001 Long Island Film Festival, Long Island, NY, August 2001 Indiespace at Lush, 2020 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, September 3, 2001 Digital Bear Fest, Big Bear Lake, CA, September 13-16, 2001 Cinevue International Film Fest, Florida, October 1, 2001 Chill Valley Film Festival, Kentfield (Marin Co.), CA, October 13, 2001 Fano Film Festival, Bellocchi di Fano, Italy, October 15-20, 2001 Festival of Festivals, Palm Springs, CA, October 25-November 4, 2001 Shorts International Film Festival, NYC, November 5-8, 2001 Ojai Film Festival, Ojai, CA, November 8-12, 2001 Singapore Shorts Film Festival, Singapore, December 4-8, 2001 Roma Cinema Web Festival, Rome, Italy, December 10-16, 2001 Digidance, Park City, UT, January 11-13, 2002 York Independent Film Festival, York, England, February 24, 2002 Fantasporto, Porto, Portugal, March 1, 2002 Hollywood Shorts, 6363 Sunset Blvd., March 17, 2002 (admission is free!) Open Air Shorts, Times Square, NYC, starting April 4th, 2002 (running 3x/week for a month) Emerald Eye Film Festival, Greenville, NC, June 14-15, 2002 Dahlonega Int’l Film Fest, Dahlonega, GA, June 27-30, 2002 Mini Meet East, Charleston, SC, June 27-30, 2002 FNAC stores–Porto, Portugal, July 2002 Shorts Welcome Channel, Munich, Germany, August 2002 Mini Meet West, Atrium Hotel, hospitality suite, & “Road of Dreams”, car museum, Orange County Fairgrounds, August 22-25, 2002 Silver Lake Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA, September 12-21, 2002 Shorts Welcome Film Festival, Munich, Germany, October thru December 2002 NewFilmmakers’ Early Shorts Program, 32 Second Ave. (@2nd St.), New York, NY, October 23, 2002, 6pm Digidance-LA, The Yard, Santa Monica, CA, October 23, 2002, 8pm (admission is free!) Wayward Council (winning films from Cinevue Int’l Film Competition), Gainesville, FL, November 8-9, 2002 DV Expo/LA, Platinum Sponsor Room, LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, December 10th & 11th, 2002 (invited by Canon USA!!!) The Hothouse, Chicago, IL, January 15, 2003, 8pm NewFilmmakers @ Cinespace, Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA, March 19th, 2003, 7pm The Gadabout Film Fest, National Tour (26 U.S. Cities in 2 months), June-August, 2003 Tiscali Broadband Channel, Munich, Germany, July 2003 Home Film Festival, New York City, NY, August 5th, 2003 Visionaria Film Festival, Siena, Italy, November 2003 Izmir Kisa Film Festival, Izmir, Turkey, November 2003 Tiburon International Film Fest, Tiburon, CA, March 2004 Prima Aziz, Palermo, Italy, April 2004 West Chester Film Festival, West Chester, PA, October 2004 Zoie Cellular Film Festival, (cellphones worldwide), January 2005 Tela Viva Movel Expo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 2005 Cortonclub, Canzo, Italy, December 2005 Portobello Film Festival, London, UK, August 2007
Fredrick Gifford studied music in Chicago, receiving his doctoral degree in composition from Northwestern University in 2000. Additional studies have been with Harrison Birtwistle, in residency at The Lake Placid Place for the Arts, as well as master classes with Bent Sørensen in New York and Luca Francesconi in Québec. Gifford has taught composition on the faculties of the DePaul University School of Music and Northwestern University School of Music in the United States as well as the <em>Escola Superior da Música e das Artes do Espectáculo</em>, in Porto, Portugal.
Since 2001, Gifford has also been involved in the field of classical recordings. As a performer he has recorded with the Amnon Wolman Ensemble on Centaur Records. In collaboration with the recording and publishing company Numérica Multimédia, he has been the musical producer for a number of world-premiere recordings of Portuguese music ranging from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, from anonymous composers from the<em> Cancioneiro de Elvas</em> to Emmanuel Nunes.
As a composer, the music of Fredrick Gifford has been heard in recital in Europe and North America by ensembles including the Kairos Quartett, Berlin, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Aspen Contemporary Music Ensemble, the silent/listen players (a Chicago-based ensemble co-founded by Gifford in 1996), and soloists including Toni Arnold, soprano, and Jesse Langen, guitar. His music been heard at festivals such as the <em>Bludenzer Tage Zeitgemässiger Musik</em>, Austria, and the <em>Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea</em>, Mexico. Commissions, grants and assistance for performances have come from the Alice Berline Kaplan Center for the Humanities, the Juilliard School, the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Harris Fund, the Wyatt Fund, the Illinois Arts Council, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Releases Produced by Fredrick Gifford:
NUM 1153 – Emmanuel Nunes – Remix Ensemble
NUM 1157 – Porto Romântico, Mazurcas e Romanzas – Sofia Lourenço, piano
NUM 1165 – Música para D. João VI e D. Carlota – Mário Trilha, cravo – Isabel Alcobia, soprano
NUM 1166 – Six Portraits of pain – António Pinho Vargas
NUM 1168 – João Victor Costa, Obras para piano – Robert Andres e Honor O’Hea, piano
NUM 1177 – Geografia da Música II – Orquestra Raízes Ibéricas – Constantin Sandu, piano
NUM 1181 – Música Contemporânea Portuguesa para piano – João Luís Rosa, piano
NUM 1182 – Música Portuguesa para um Quarteto – Quarteto Lopes-Graça
NUM 1183 – Música para a Princesa Santa Joana de Aveiro – Ensemble Joanna Música
NUM 1186 – Festival Internacional de Música da Póvoa de Varzim 08
NUM 1192 – Sinfonia Nº3 e Sinfonia Nº 4 – António Victorino D’Almeida
NUM 1195 – Schumann – Nuno Pinto, clarinete e Elsa Silva, piano