In 1973 Carl Sagan, renowned American astronomer and promoter of science, created a special plaque for NASA which was to help in space exploration during the Pioneer 10 mission. It was the first message of humankind addressed to extraterrestrial civilisations. Today, four decades later, the world is composing a new collective message. Boris Kozlov’s film is a rare combination of documentary, animation, and experimental film, which may intrigue not only the lovers of astrophysics. The picture has been presented at many international festivals (USA, London, Spain, Germany, Italy, Mexico).
"The Second Reality I" D: Iwona Rozbiewska, PL 2015, 1'31”
From The Altered Reality’s Series. A work of Time and Space. Multiplication of the person due to its isolation. Existence in parallel realities. Appearing and Disappearing. Beginning and Ending. Ending and Beginning. Recurrence and Cyclicity.
"Thea" D: Halvor Nitteberg, CI: Øystein Mamen, ED: Anette Stålem Flittig, Elisabeth Aspelin, NO 2016, 13’31”
Thea is 12 years old. She likes to play football and to be with her friends. But why does she want to grow up to be an air ambulance pilot? Thea has a serious and dramatic type of epilepsy, but in this film she shares her thoughts about the things that she enjoys in her life. We follow Thea and her parents through a long hospital stay one winter, followed by her homecoming. At the hospital there is a school. During woodwork class she makes a gift for someone very special to her.
"Thrill Over Fear" - A Flow Mobz, D, AN: John Katehis, ED: Angel Saft GR 2017, 3'31"
There are a lot of perspectives and interpretations to this story, it really depends on how one views it and their intentions or inner self-consciousness plays an important role, that is the story's singularity and what makes it unique. It exercises one's mind, and that is an essential aspect to me and my art, to make people think and question. To me personally, it’s about thrilling over your fears, of a dark journey into the unknown, and shedding light to darkness to reveal truth or revealing one's true colors.
"Through" / "Poprzez" D, CI: Mariusz Wirski, ED: Mariusz Wirski, Piotr Zarzycki, PL 2017, 2’
Directed by: Mariusz Wirski
Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound by: Mariusz Wirski
Film Editing by: Mariusz Wirski, Piotr Zarzycki
Produced by: Wanda Dittrich, Mariusz Wirski, Piotr Zarzycki
MWM Art Film Production
A first-person narrator uses filmmaking tools in an unusual way. The creator unveils his sensitivity to sunlight, movement and space by emphasizing the elusiveness of these elements that build the microcosm of sensations.
"Tiger" – Joon Moon, D: Jethro Massey, CI: Isarr Eiriksson, ED: Julien Chardon, FR 2016, 4'
Inspired by classic 1950s monster movies. An old lady runs from a shark, through the forest, through the streets of Paris... Music video for the French/American band Joon Moon.
"Treetops" D: Dustin Morrow, USA 2015, 3’09”
“Treetops” is an experimental film about the space between the natural world and the technology we use to capture it and reproduce it. It addresses the frustrations and limitations of trying to reproduce the world around us using cameras, sound recorders, and computers. No matter how hard we work at it, the tools we use have limitations that necessitate that we only create processed representations of that which we shoot/record.
Unity: Dress-scapes of Accra, NL/GH, 2016, 37'7''
An ethnographic film about African fashion in the capital of Ghana. The comeback of African print seems to be emerging in the fashion system of Accra. By following Allan, a fashion designer and his wife Cynthia, this mosaic film shows the great diversity of tailor-made fashion and hybrid styles; the ways in which African wear is used and the expression of culture through wardrobe. The process of sowing a dress shows the marriage of both fabric & design, tradition & creativity and husband & wife.
"Up In The Air" – Lil Ronny Motha F, D: Roger Alexander, USA 2016, 4'33"
Music video for the song “Up In The Air” that showcases the original and dynamic flow of Dallas, Texas Rapper Lil Ronny Motha F.
"Ur Artean" D: Iñigo Jiménez, Jesus Maria Palacios, CI: Jesus Maria Palacios, David Aguilar, ED: Ibai Elorza, Zazpi T’Erdi, Jesus Maria Palacios, ES 2016, 27’
A portrait of the last inhabitants of the Santa Clara island in San Sebastian. In September 2014, the Santa Clara lighthouse celebrated its 150th anniversary, yet for the last 45 of these years it has been uninhabited. Who were the last people to live there? For twenty years, the lighthouse-keeper José Manuel Andoin and his mother, María Torralbo, dwelled in isolation and harsh conditions on this island just 500 meters off the city of San Sebastian. “Ur Artean” is the story of the enigmatic relationship between a strong-willed mother and her mild-mannered son, who had been an Olympic champion
"Wako.O piratach w galaktyce"
"White Mountain" D, ED: Emma Charles, CI: Emile Kelly, GB 2016, 20'
The film is set in the Pionen data centre, a former Cold War era civil defence bunker buried 30 metres underground in Stockholm, currently housing servers for clients that once included Wikileaks and The PirateBay. Part Bond villain lair, part retro-futuristic spaceship, the 16mm film plays on this science fiction aesthetic. As the camera idles on the florescent-lit server stacks, issues of privacy, surveillance, and digital sovereignty inevitably emanate.
"Witch Hour" D, ED: Maria Galindo, CI: Maria Galindo, Vanessa Hoar, USA 2017, 18'30"
The story of a peculiar American family and a certain witch. An intriguing combination of black comedy and horror in black-and-white.
"Women Only" D: Tabassom Habibzadeh, Erfan Almasi, IR 2016, 1’
An ordinary day of Iranian women in their separated subway car.
"Yama" D: Alfonso Giordano, CI: Salvatore Ingentio, Alfonso Giordano, ED: Luigi Di Martino, Alfonso Giordano, IT 2017, 9'
A terrifying Italian horror film about a girl who is gradually being surrounded by death. It all goes back to her dark past. One should take note of the nightly camera work and claustrophobic interiors.
"YSME" D: Florian Doidy, FR 2014, 25’
“Ysme” is a variable level navigation between the real and the virtual, between the Camargue and Corsica, between an aircraft and its digital double, between symphonic music and sound design, between delicacy and chaos, between a tourism trip and a dreamlike artifice. This multi-media composition transforms the observer into a dreamer, the dreamer into an aviator, the one who flies into electric current, never quitting the most beautiful landscapes of the Mediterranean.
"Z pogranicza cudu" D: Tomasz Jurkiewicz, CI: Tomasz Woźniczka, ED: Daniel Gąsiorowski, PL 2016, 50'
A unique Polish documentary about Polish ghost busters, who tirelessly investigate paranormal phenomena. The film combines comedy with true horror. In the words of William Shakespeare: “There are more things in heaven and earth (…) than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
"Zamejen" D: Leo Černic, CI: Rok Kajzer Nagode, ED: Jakob Hreščak, AN: Leo Černic, Martin Emeršič, SI 2016, 20'21"
„I am bordered, you are bordered, we are all bordered. It sounds like a children's song. But it is not. Ciao, I am Leo, nice to meet you!” This incredibly interesting and creative Slovenian documentary directed by Leo Černic talks about the crossing of boundaries and barriers which limit and enslave us.
"Życie cmentarza", Dagmara Pochyła, PL 2017, 1’
The film depicts one of the greates graveyards in Europe located in Szczecin, which is also a city park. This place of silence, serenity and impressive greenness and richness in fauna is full of life which is apparently againts the dominant function of the place of rest of those who passed away. Reflexion in a form of voice accompanied by images of graveyard comes from Nassim Harameina's lecture, a physicist and theoretician.
Babcia nie na żarty”