September 6 | 21:00
We wanted to make a very fun programme of experimental works but lost our joy halfway: thus, most of the films represented here will leave our spectators lost somewhere between entertainment and seriousness. To smile or to keep on searching the meanings – that would be the personal choice for everyone, the choice is optional and sometimes impossible. Don't worry If you will not like something, there's some nice ASMR animation in the programme also.
Running time 90 min.
Austria | 08:06 | 2019
The film combines elements of mainstream cinema, like an entertaining dramaturgy or slapstick-like effects with strategies of avant-garde cinema or video art, like formal and aesthetic reduction of the imagery, extreme short-cut technique and sound experiments. The audience is then left to find their way between humor and seriousness in this strange "genre-hybrid".
United States | 07:00 | 2018
Who knows us best? Family, friends, peers, actors, and a pet psychic provide insight into the truth of the noted all breed American Kennel Club judge, Virginia Hampton. Inspired by a found archive, Winners Bitch explores the subjective nature of reality through show dogs and ribbons. A woman ahead of her time sacrificed herself for her profession, arguably at a cost but definitely for the glory.
Taiwan | 04:48 | 2019
There is an mysterious relationship between human and pets. They communicate in a non-verbal way. In the process of communication, they are full of feelings and guesses. This situation also exists in other intimate relationships. In the work, rough handwritings interweave a kind of privacy. The characters in the film are constructed with minimal movement. The whole pieces in this film show a weird, funny daily experience.
United States | 09:51 | 2018
Escapism, a.k.a. techno sci-fi rapture dance. In the spring of 1997 the Heaven's Gate cult punched their tickets to the afterlife through a coordinated suicide in San Diego, California. They believed that through taking their lives they were to be beamed to a spaceship and a new life serving alien gods. Beyond Human is a dance of death or an alternative take on their suicides and subsequent rapture.
Canada | 02:00 | 2018
Exploring the relationship between sound and picture, this film is inspired by the two lights (twi-light) found inside of film projectors. Experimental animation created by applying both sound and picture directly onto 35mm film. Once the soundtrack was created each individual sound was assigned a specific shape and colour that repeats through out the entire composition. Visual shapes were airbrushed and hand painted onto orange mask (negative film), then printed positive for further rendering by bleaching or scratching into the films emulsion before the final print copy was made. Sounds are made by hand from drawing Spirograph moire patterns onto clear mylar sheets, cut out and then stuck on 35mm film optical sound area, played through a moviola and recorded into a computer for composition. Many sounds are just one to twelve frames long.
Republic of Korea, Portugal, Spain, United States | 12:32 | 2019
An experimental animation to give new cinematic life to book. It aims to create ‘Book Cinema’ in the third scope between Book and Cinema. Along the way, it experiments locomotion based on chronophotography animation, paying homage for Edward Muybridge and Entienne Jules-Marey.
United States | 06:32 | 2018
Pierrot is an existential pastry made by folding layers of identity upon itself with equal parts tears and smiles. The archetypal, sad clown, pining for true happiness, but finding only failure, and rejection in place of success. Pierrot is, or could be, anyone. We're all Pierrot sometimes.
Malaysia | 03:04 | 2018
Plaza Rakyat, or the People’s Plaza is a mixed-use skyscraper complex in Kuala Lumpur, the development was put on hold in 1998 due to financial difficulties. Part of the building remains in an unfinished state since then. The short film using 12 photos to destructed and reconstructed the time and space of the view of the abandoned remains.