26 min. I Hungary I 2016

One of Europe’s largest deer farms lies hidden in the hills of southern Hungary and is home to more than 1,500 strong red deer. The animals are essentially still wild. They were first caught in the forest and brought to the farm only 25 years ago – and the handling of them is still a physical conflict between man and animal.
PULSE is a poetic, creative documentary playing on the line between raw reality and dreamy, sensorial experience. Through the deer farm, the film gives a close look at human-animal relations and the way we deal with nature. The film interweaves present day footage with archive photographs from the beginning of deer farming in Hungary in the 1980s. The story follows the beat of the rhythmic pulses transcending the deer farm: from the skittish deer to the farmers who keep them to the electric pulsation running through the fences separating the farm deer from the wild.
Doc Alliance / GuideDoc / Films for Change

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Director : Robin Petré
Producer : Robin Petré/Doc Nomads
Editing : Robin Petré
Cinematography :
Robin Petré
Sound Design : Rudolf Varhegyi
Music by : András Emszt
Creative Consultants : Tamás Almási, Péter Forgács, Attila Kékesi, Karen Everett, Tamás Kollányi


DOK Leipzig (Germany 2016)
*Silver Dove for an Outstanding Artistic Contribution

FICMEC Int. Environmental Film Festival (Spain 2017)
*Best Short Documentary Film

FIKE Évora International Short Film Festival (Portugal 2017)
*Best Documentary

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic 2016)
*Silver Eye Award/Best Short Documentary (Industry Section)

Doclisboa (Portugal 2016)
*Green Years Award

ECOFEST (Romania 2016)
*Best Short Film

Festival International Signes de Nuit (France 2016)
*Special Mention for the Signs Award

Listapad Minsk Intl. Film Festival (Belarus 2016)
*International Film School Award (shared prize)

Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK 2016)
Nominated for the Student Doc Award

Visions du Réel (Switzerland 2016)
Nominated in the Premier Pas competition

Minimalen Short Film Festival (Norway 2017)
Nominated in the Nordic Competition

Docudays International Human Rights Doc Film Fest (Ukraine 2017)
Nominated for the Docu/Short Award

RAI Film Festival (UK 2017) 
Nominated for the Wiley Blackwell Student Film Prize

Mecal Pro Barcelona Intl. Short Film Festival (Spain 2017)
Nominated in the International Competition

International Environmental Film Festival Green Vision (Russia 2017)
Nominated in the International Competition

Ethnocineca (Austria 2017)
Nominated for the International Short Film Award

Apricot Tree Intl. Documentary Film Festival (Armenia 2017)
Nominated in the International Competition

ForadCamp Cinema & Nature Exhibition (Spain 2017)
Nominated for the International Shorts Award

Bozcaada Intl. Festival of Ecological Documentary (Turkey 2017)
Nominated in the International Competition

FIC AUTOR Author’s Intl. Film Festival (Mexico 2017)
Nominated in the International Short Documentary Competition

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (USA 2017)

BOGOSHORTS Bogotá Short Film Fest (Colombia 2016)

European Film Festival Palic (Serbia 2017)

CinemAmbiente (Italy 2017)

Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival (Brazil 2018)

Cinéma Vérité Iran Intl. Documentary Film Festival (Iran 2017)

Cinema Planeta Festival Intl. de Cine y Medio Ambiente (Mexico 2019)

Tokyo Documentary Film Festival
(Japan 2018)

Lakeside Doc Festival (Himalaya, India 2018)

Docu Memento (Japan 2017)

Whakapapa Film Festival (Italy 2018)

Hebrides International Film Festival (Scotland 2017)

FIDÉ Festival Intl. do Documentário Estudanti (Brazil 2017)

BIDF Budapest International Documentary Festival (Hungary 2016)

DOCfeed (Netherlands 2017)

World Film Festival (Estonia 2017)

Festival International Signes de Nuit (France 2016)

MOV Intl. Student Film Festival of Pernambuc (Brazil 2017)