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SELECTION 2017
Videodrome 2/ 49 Cours Julien 13006 Marseille tel. 33 4 91 42 75 41
between 5 and 8 July
programs animated, space, identity, long, movement, perception, sense & time


           
selection 2017 / title :::: 84 films, 75 authors, 22 countries Argentina/ Australia/ Austria/ Belarus/ Belgium/ Canada/ China/ Cuba/ France/ Germany/ India/ Italy/ Japan/ Lebanon/ Netherlands/ New Zealand/ Norway/ Spain/ Sweden/ Taiwan/ United Kingdom/ USA/

sadescription 283 frogs
1mn13   color   stereo   2016   Belarus
by Genadzi Buto
What will be if you quickly flip through 283 photos of squashed frogs?
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sadescription A Fundamental Error
3mn25   color   stereo   2016   Spain
by Alberte Pagán
"A Fundamental Error" is a retake on my portrait of Kubelka Surfaces - Peter (tube), in which I reshot his face off a tube screen. Here I delve into its hexadecimal code so that it degenerates even further. The champion of analog cinema, the meticulous montage artist, thus becomes an utterly unpredictable dance of digits and codes.
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sadescription Access to eden
3mn22   color   sil   2017   Italy
by Salvatore Insana
"Access To Eden" - never quite lost paradise. wild burns. An afterlife after another one. The most authentic and melancholy lie. Not a substitute, but the present research. A digital quiet waterfall disguised, through overlay and overwrite, from chemical and physical erosion of the film.
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sadescription Affordable Dreams 01
1mn21   color   sil   2017   France
by Sandrine Deumier
Through the apparent variety of cybernetic bodies, the series Affordable Dreams present fictional variations of state of consciousness. In this dehumanized dream world, connected or/and augmented bodies stretch out in remained desirous objects to turn out to be just the reflection of their own affective machines. This reflection is perhaps none than an other state of human being.
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sadescription Aleppo
4mn15   color   stereo   2017   Belgium
by Marc Neys
Videopoem for the poem 'Aleppo' by Howie Good. Words: Howie Good. Concept, camera, editing, music: Swoon. Soundbites: news bits on Al Jazeera Aleppo. Perhaps if I stay still, very, very still, they will step out from the burning rubble into the last desolate wisps of daylight, and say their names, Mohammed, Jamal, Iman, and tell us exactly when and how they died, whether blown up, or gunned down, or incinerated, so we can apologize before they fade for good, shadows of ghosts, dark matter collapsing inwards, timely making way for the silence of forgetting.
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sadescription Antarctica
4mn06   color   stereo   2016   USA
by Salise Hughes
The first chapter in what will be a feature length epic journey navigated across erased and scratched frames of film history to reach the melting bottom of the world.
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sadescription Baitball
1mn35   color & b/w   stereo   2015   United Kingdom
by Benjamin Fox
A silver streak of beached fish follows the Devon coastline for miles, here reanimated for a final dance of death...
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sadescription Between
3mn43   color   stereo   2016   France
by Marie-Paule Bilger
I used to dance. Then I stopped. Decades later I went back to stand on my feet to dance about war. On a single screen, 9 different videos are displayed out of sync to create an unique flow.
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sadescription Black Line
1mn20   b/w   sil   2015   United Kingdom
by Matt Abbiss
It's a film about a black line. Made with TV Paint. (Sometimes there is more than one black line onscreen, and also there are grey lines too, so the title is very misleading).
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sadescription Blanc
9mn30   color   stereo   2017   Canada
by Nelly-Ève Rajotte
Through an aerial robotic movement, northern Canada’s sublime landscape is overflown by the machine’s eye, from the viewer's point of view. The opening on a snow-capped cinéparc, with a white cinema screen in the middle of the landscape, invites the viewer to get lost inside the machine’s God point of view.
production : PERTE DE SIGNAL
distribution : PERTE DE SIGNAL
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sadescription C'est pas pire Anna
3mn20   color   stereo   2016   France
by Maxime Hot
The dangerousness of carnivorous fishes in aquatic environment illustrated by splatter cinema and little songs. Literalities series n°3.
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sadescription Ça brûle
11mn28   color & b/w   stereo   2016   France
by Agathe Dreyfus & Christine Gabory
Patrice Claude, ancien intermittent du spectacle, s'est immolé le 27 avril 2016 devant sa caisse de retraite à Marseille. "Ça brûle" se base sur ses propos enregistrés le 1er juillet à l’hôpital.
production : 360° et même plus
distribution : 360° et même plus
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sadescription Call of Cuteness
4mn05   color   stereo   2017   Germany
by Brenda Lien
Whilst we remain safe and sound, watching the highest grossing cat fail compilation - all that is kept out of sight gets back to us in this consumerist nightmare. On a global playground, without bounds, the cat’s body is devoured, exploited and controlled - its fear of pain being stronger than its longing for freedom. Objects are fetishized and subjects made into things that are quantifiable and ready for use. They are the natural resources of a luxury they will never know. We are here because you were there – and 1 waste is dumped in the ocean. In the end, bodies reveal the causes and effects of power, pleasure and hate.
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distribution : aug&ohr medien
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sadescription Cellular Activity: BEDTIME STORY
6mn16   color   sil   2015   USA
by Neil Needleman
Recycled footage from old pornography movies, subjected to the intense rhythms of my Cellular Activity editing recipe.
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sadescription Chicken Film
3mn20   color   mono   2016   Canada
by Rob Butterworth
I sat in the shade of a willow tree at the farm. a quite place washed with iridescent cracks of light through leaves. A place super charged by our shared past. microstructures in the light identified with my memories of this place, the people, the events and their connection to the present. Sounds of the wind. the gentle foraging of chickens. playful guitar practicing by my daughter lexie sitting beside me. If this place and memory and time have an iridescence, could I find a way to preserve it eyes left; the garden. Eyes right; the chickens. eyes forward; lexie and the guitar. “it’s a film!,” I exclaimed and I leapt to my feet to find my bolex camera. wind the camera, shoot left. wind the camera, shoot right. wind the camera, shoot forward. a single 100ft roll shot in that moment. Hand processed and toned on that afternoon. a bright moment that could have been lost forever brought back to life by a projector bulb in the barn that evening. a moment i can hold in my hand. A moment needing only to be held up to the light to be shared.
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sadescription Chronoscope
3mn22   color   stereo   2016   Italy
by Sara Bonaventura
"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly." R. Buckminster Fuller. The main trigger concept is what we call here decrescita felice, degrowth, focusing on sustainability. Chronoscope is apparently a way to see the past, but what if the past tells us more about the future than we usually think? We are now in a point where we should just take a step back. Ephemeralization is not the answer maybe, but this ephemeral symbol, the butterfly, stands for self-organizing, self-regulated, self-sufficient - but never fixed or rigid - systems in nature, that can help us to reimagine an ecological approach.
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sadescription colombi
20mn   color & b/w   dolby stereo   2016   Italy
by Luca Ferri
A couple of lovers spends together a century of life, while trends, objects and films decline towards the horror. they will be obsessed with the octagonal knobs of coffee pots and anonymous design all of their life. aging and slowly losing their strength, but never their clarity of mind, they will prefer excluding the outer world, darkening and shuttering their house and withdrawing into themselves, browsing through old encyclopaedias about extinct animals.
production : lab 80 film
distribution : lab 80 film
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sadescription Comment on peut supposer que Dieu était bien intentionné, malgré les avalanches, les moustaches et les petits tracas quotidiens
6mn10   color   stereo   2016   Canada
by Marie Dauverné
I'm not a first name. I'm not a square. I am a complicated polygon, a wobbly country on two feet - a hexagonal uninhibited shame, Canadian promises by the barrel (for sale), a Quebec with paper borders. A post-Charlie hybrid slam of autofiction microstoriesis "comment on peut supposer que Dieu était bien intentionné […]" is an experimental video punctuated by various qualifiers, image printed overlays, animation, video and glitter animated gifs. A kitscho-performative collage for an identity crisis era.
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distribution : Groupe Intervention Vidéo
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sadescription Conventions in western art favor portraits that position the face slightly off-center to avoid disturbing symmetrical compositions
1mn20   b/w   stereo   2016   United Kingdom
by Slawomir Milewski
Carbon dioxide from burning fuels causes global warming, a process capable of changing the world's climate significantly. The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased steadily over the past 150 years, and so has the average global temperature.
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sadescription Cortopunk
3mn18   color   mono   2017   France
by Carole Thibaud
It's time for Corto's haircut. It's a real event, a ceremony. Public is there, weather is good, stars are aligned.
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sadescription Dans ma chambre
3mn09   color   dolby stereo   2016   France
by Yves-Marie Mahé
The Swiss comedian Zouc was inspired by a stay she made at 16 years in a psychiatric hospital to create several of her characters.
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sadescription Dead Reckoning
2mn47   color   stereo   2017   Austria
by Paul Wenninger & Susan Young
A meditation on bad luck. Two animated manifestations of one character interact as he follows the maxim: "Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die" Represented in corporeal form by pixilated live action, our character journeys through a city. After falling on hard times, a drawn emanation of his mortality guides him to his final destination.
production : Kabinett ad Co.
distribution : Films de Force Majeure
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sadescription Debris
11mn   color & b/w   stereo   2017   Germany
by Giuseppe Boccassini
"Debris" is a travelogue of a shipwreck which tries, through decomposed memories, to grab onto new flesh.
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sadescription Dimensions
5mn40   b/w   stereo   2016   Canada
by Sandra Eber
A single simple loop layered, offset, multiplied, subtracted, and inverted until it is unrecognizable. The core is always present even when not obvious. As with an atom, the variety of possibilities from a simple base is potentially infinite.
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sadescription Disco
2mn   color   stereo   2016   Germany
by Boris Seewald
A handmade music video of approx 1250 paintings on paper. Movements of dancers appear seamless and smooth, which is simultaneously juxtaposed by the scratchy flickering variations in each new sketch, creating an interesting contrast of chaotic disarray and graceful linearity.
self-production
distribution : Nils Strüven Shortfilmdistributions
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sadescription Echoes of a Forgotten Embrace
4mn   color   stereo   2016   Italy
by APOTROPIA
"Echoes of a Forgotten Embrace" takes inspiration from the concept of emotional memory, depicting the encounter of two lovers in a liminal dimension, a place where movements preserve the memory of the past and create a synthesis of the entire action. The work has been created with a mix of body projection, light painting, real time randomization and CGI animation techniques.
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sadescription Ecstasy
12mn42   color & b/w   stereo   2015   China
by Di Hu
This video is an analytical montage of shots extracted from more than 60 films from the Chinese Cultural Revolution period. It exclusively studies the moments of the interpellation of the Ideology (Louis Althusser) which are represented physically by music, words, gazes, gestures and situations found in these films. I keep every shot at its original length because the shot is the minimal unit of the cinema. When we work on such a critical subject, keeping the integrity of the shot is the least we can do, in a moral way. Strictly speaking, Ecstasy does not lend itself to a specific synopsis, but this does not mean that there is nothing to look at in it. The multiple symbols and meanings extracted from a wide range of shots make up the narratives found in this video: The resemblance of the music in different films, the dramatic gazes with catchlights (like they are absorbed by an overwhelming feeling of great excitement, where the title Ecstasy comes from), the repetition of the words (like ‘Mao Zhuxi’, Chairman Mao), the robotic gestures (raising one’s head, turning around), the faces with tears, the symbolic objects which reincarnate the transmission of ecstasy (like needle, spanner and apple) and the exaggerated film techniques (close-up, zoom in). This video is one of a series of videos and they are not only reexaminations of the cinema of that period but also reflections of history as told through cinema.
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sadescription Everything Turns...
12mn12   color   stereo   2016   Canada
by Aaron Zeghers
A shorthand study of the mythology of numbers, from 1 to 12. Scientific tradition is adopted then eschewed for rumours, legends and defunct theories from across the ages. This almanac of anthropomorphic numerology is recorded in-camera onto Super 8, using open exposure photography, light painting, light table animation, paper animation, hand drawn animation and more.
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sadescription Expo, My Dirty Attic
8mn02   color   stereo   2016   Canada
by Allan Brown
My earliest of childhood memories are shrouded in cold war phantasm, conspiracy, sea monsters and a woman describing her first experience on LSD. Expo 67 was the blossoming of Montreal as an international city and my introduction to the complex and complicated mind of a growing child.
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sadescription Front
4mn   color   stereo   2017   India
by Aditi Kulkarni
"Front" creates a line to establish a dialogue between the realities existing in parallel dimensions. In this hour you look at me or I look at you does it make any difference to the you.
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sadescription Ghost in the cell. Vers Nihil ou Ad Rien
7mn48   color   stereo   2016   France
by Maxine Zapedzky
Life. Death. Nothing. All. Intense. Common. Love. Me. Please. Search. Walk. Square. Hospital. Garden. Madness. Love. Poor. Daily. Triumph. Farewell. Ghost. Cell. Fountain. Corridors. Nihil. Adrien. Rest. Peace. Friend. My. "Here is that's all, I am going to speak about nothing, nothing, nothing..." Write. Duras. Hands. End.
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sadescription Ibiza
1mn28   color   dolby stereo   2016   France
by Yves-Marie Mahé
Ibiza is no longer an island, it's parking.
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sadescription In Darkness Let Me Dwell
9mn   b/w   stereo   2017   United Kingdom
by Michael Szpakowski
9 tiny remixes of material from the 1950 noir 'D.O.A'. I offer the sequence as a threefold thing - poetic cycle, homage and also, perhaps unusually, an aid to analysis and understanding of the original and the assumptions and practices surrounding it.
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sadescription It Is What It Is
8mn   color & b/w   stereo   2016   USA
by Cyrus Tabar
As filmmaker Cyrus Yoshi Tabar digs deep into his family history for answers to questions that have shaped his life, he finds that there are some things that might be better off left in the past.
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sadescription It's Stonewall in My Navel
7mn35   color   stereo   2016   USA
by Laurel Beckman
The impulse to daydream is thwarted; a navel-gazing subject travels inside and outside her body, where her navel plays host to revelers and protest tools at Stonehenge and Stonewall.
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sadescription Jane, Tarzan ez horren guay
3mn23   color   stereo   2016   Spain
by Bego Vicario
Taken the famous scene of the film "Tarzan and his mate" (1934, Cedric Gibbons) where Tarzan and Jane swim together, we reinterpret its movements, rhythms and color to talk about a new paradigm.
production : Eduardo Elosegi
distribution : Eduardo Elosegi
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sadescription Jiangzicui
4mn54   color   stereo   2017   Taiwan
by Kar Seng See
Years ago a woman was murdered and her body parts were found at Jiangzicui, where now is a metro station.
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sadescription Kaïros
11mn18   b/w   stereo   2016   France
by Stefano Canapa & Elisa Ribes
Kairos is a dance-poem, a march on the shores of the Mediterranean that evokes both the disappearance of the myth of sirens and the journey of migrants, between exile and resistance.
production : 529 Dragons
distribution : 529 Dragons
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sadescription Katagami
3mn15   b/w   sil   2016   Japan
by Michael Lyons
Stop-motion animation made by photographing and rephotographing antique kimono resist-dyeing stencils in positive and negative. Spatial shifts and variations in the repeating pattern elements generate apparent motion. Photographed on Super 8 and hand-developed with matcha (powdered green tea).
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sadescription L.U.V
5mn42   color   stereo   2017   France
by Yaniv Touati
Cybernetic vision of love by superimposing amateur videos of couples and shooting in the desert.
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sadescription La chanson politique de Colette Magny
32mn   color   dolby stereo   2017   France
by Yves-Marie Mahé
Colette Magny, very early, refused the career in the show business that his voice offered him. She chooses political commitment and musical research. Blues, free jazz, collage, anti-poetry, spoken voice, song-survey, contemporary music...
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sadescription Le silence est une pute
9mn   color   stereo   2016   France
by Elodie Despres & Stéphane Elmadjian
A political song and close friend, like vision of a tragic joy in times when the bump, violence and political silence plunge each one in a world where it do not recognize anything any more.
production : Agiti Films
distribution : Agiti Films
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sadescription Les eaux dormantes
17mn54   color & b/w   stereo   2016   France
by Emmanuel Piton
Under the lake, the earth draws the ways you can take. In the depth of the sleeping waters, a roar sounds, probably a comming revolt.
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sadescription Les Yeux revolver
4mn12   color   stereo   2016   France
by Maxime Hot
John Carpenter versus Marc Lavoine. When images oscillate between aggression and bewitchment, gaze becomes "weapon of massive seduction". Literalities Series n°2.
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sadescription Los (De)pendientes
24mn   b/w   stereo   2016   Argentina
by Sebastian Wiedemann
"Sampling Argentinian critical and revolutionary films from 1956 to 2006, Los (De)pendientes offers a great step in the conception of film history. Without any words, considering the past, it tells what visual works were faithful to the real issues of their times; considering the present, it shows in which poor condition are these crucial images of life and struggle; considering the becoming, it indicates what remains to be done to reconstruct a fairest and truest history of cinema; considering eternity, it is an auratic poem of bold shadows." NICOLE BRENEZ
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sadescription L’hortograffe pour tous
4mn29   color   dolby stereo   2016   France
by Yves-Marie Mahé
To your pens!
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sadescription Munchsferatu
17mn20   color & b/w   stereo   2017   France
by Julien Lahmi
Munchsferatu is a painter who became a vampire for the beloved one.
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sadescription Municca
7mn50   color   stereo   2017   Italy
by Salvatore Insana
Facing the boundaries, losing the contours. Island inside island, Municca, Santa Teresa di Gallura. Corsica on the horizon. Wind and granite. Enduring the phase of dormancy with the blazing sun, between tracks bleached from the sea, the eroded thought, in touch with forces that do not want (more) to know about human being.
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sadescription over against
5mn02   color   stereo   2016   Australia
by David Anthony Sant
Montaged footage of Saturday morning clientele vacating a crowded inner western Sydney train station platform then walking single file across a narrow footbridge to Sydney’s largest fruit and vegetable market is edited together with diagonally aligned glimpses of estranged neoclassical sculptures and urban utilitarian constructs.
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sadescription Passenger Fantasy
6mn30   color   sil   2016   USA
by Neil Needleman
A geometric fantasia using the famous uninterrupted 6-minute tracking shot at the end of Antonioni's film "The Passenger."
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sadescription Pillar of Cloud
4mn03   color   stereo   2016   New Zealand
by Brit Bunkley
Oil, ghost towns, and dust devils are aligned as tropes of climate change. Tornado-like dust devils, as canaries in the coal mine, are increasingly common in hot, barren deserts and in drought-stricken areas of the world.
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sadescription Porn Night
7mn25   color & b/w   stereo   2017   France
by Hadrien Don Fayel
With the same series of super 8 mm rushes, I shot several films including SCENE COUPEE (2016) and PORN NIGHT. Here the objective was to exploit the aesthetic part of the film X of the 60s by isolating the bodies by the reframing and moving them away from their original context by the sound.
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sadescription prelude
3mn32   b/w   stereo   2016   France
by Juliette Liautaud
Black and white analog super8 film variation around a lake.
production : Juliette Liautaud et L'Etna
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sadescription Procedere:
6mn   color & b/w   stereo   2015   Germany
by Delia Schiltknecht
The genuine disease diary leads into the soulscape of a person suffering from OCD: „Bad images should disappear suddenly!“ Since negative images mustn’t be thought. Nevertheless, they are here and constantly circling in the brain. The compulsive actions should dispel them...A vicious circle.
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distribution : aug&ohr medien
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sadescription Ramona
3mn53   color   sil   2016   USA
by Susan DeLeo
"Ramona" is an homage to the filmmaker's late mother, a journey through the landscape of 8mm home movies obsessively watched as a child and now re-imagined. It is a calling on the light of memory and love.
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sadescription Re-mesmerizing from Ormstown to parc lafontaine
5mn26   color   stereo   2016   Canada
by Allan Brown
From single frame shooting to a county fair through progressive loops, a petting zoo and an alpaca farm, a micro-travelogue from the Ormstown Expo to Montreal’s parc Lafontaine with sounds of distant field recordings and binaural tones.
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sadescription Sainte-Adresse (Prologues #1)
2mn10   color   stereo   2017   France
by Boris du Boullay
To begin, to begin again... Then move on to next, stack potential movies. I will shoot prologues of all the movies that I will never shoot. Prologues will feature 10 films that will draw an imaginary vision of a face to face with the cinema. Sainte-Adresse is the first prologue of this new serie.
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sadescription Scène coupée
3mn25   color   dolby stereo   2016   France
by Hadrien Don Fayel
The film tackles the cut in several ways: by the way that archive footage is assembled, by the censorship used in the cropping of the X films, from which scenes have been removed, and by the staging that simulates cutting a human body.
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sadescription Sense of Place
5mn   color   stereo   2015   Italy
by APOTROPIA
The term “sense of place” may describe both an arrangement of features that makes a place unique and the sensation and perception of place as experienced by the living bodies that belong to it. The body is our general medium for having a world and our relationship to space is inevitably connected with culture and shaped by the kind of bodies we have.
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sadescription Shot
9mn30   color   stereo   2016   Germany
by Aemilia Scott
SHOT is an experimental film that tries to make formal sense out of senseless violence. Footage was found from every police shooting over the last two years for which there is available video. Each piece of footage is taken unedited, and aligned -- synchronised to the moment of the first gunshot. The lm is a moving composite, modelled after the composite photographs used by criminologists in the 19th century to try to understand the archetypical thief, rapist, murderer. The end result is an uncanny wave of terror, violence, and outrage.
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distribution : aug&ohr medien
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sadescription Soft Butterfly
0mn51   color   sil   2016   France
by Sandrine Deumier
An androgynous character wakes up in a space which is neutral and translucent. Formed by a moldable and reconfigurable material, this extremely tactile space is a place where anything is possible. The character adapts to her emotional states and elements of her surroundings. However, this ability to return from infinity to her reconfigurable reality will eventually present its limits.
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sadescription SONG N°24
3mn45   color   stereo   2015   France
by Céline Trouillet
A young man from Montpellier performs "Wild World" by Cat Stevens. The pictorial aspect suggested by the backdrop evoking nature in terms of fauna and flora, combined with the classical references hinted at by the floral crown worn by the singer, associated with pagan gods, conjure up the savage and Dionysian side of the world. This is echoed by the title of the song and reminds us that the destiny of human beings lies beyond their control, at the mercy of external forces.
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sadescription Sostalgia
14mn45   color   stereo   2015   Canada
by Isabelle Hayeur
Solastalgia is a concept created by environmental philosopher Glenn Albrecht to define a feeling of unease tied to the upheavals and mutations we are experiencing today. It is the homesickness we may feel when we are still at home, but our familiar surroundings have grown strange to us. Nowadays, this state of loss of bearings seems to become generalized under the pressure of heightened development. In the Anthropocene Era, affected as we are by the rising world population, climate change, and the transformation of our ecosystems, this may be a form of latent distress that haunts us all.
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sadescription Spermwhore
12mn   color & b/w   stereo   2016   Sweden
by Anna Linder
A queer experimental film about unwanted childlessness in a world where normative heterosexual relationships dictate who can become parents and in what way. When it comes to reproduction our merciless bodies reduce us to merely a set sex or given gender.
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sadescription Street Twenty-Seven Number Ten Sixteen
2mn47   color   mono   2015   Cuba
by Josh Weissbach
There is the memory of a bedroom in an apartment on the third floor of a building. There is a reverie of a melancholic love song playing on an airplane, flying towards an island, straddling an ocean and a sea. There is the soft haze of an embargo slowly lifting into the celestial blue.
self-production
self-distribution
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sadescription Stuff As Dreams
5mn52   color   stereo   2016   United Kingdom
by Guli Silberstein
A painterly collage breaking-up and collapsing into itself, composed from family moments and travelling snippets that intertwine with confused and panicked news reports from terror scenes. Progressing in dream-logic, glitching and morphing unexpectedly, the work explores the affects of shifts in perception, in an increasingly fractured world.
self-production
self-distribution
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sadescription Suspended world 1
2mn35   color   stereo   2016   France
by Aliénor Vallet
Which is beyond Google Earth… "Suspended world 1" evokes the perpetual motion and the infinity of the world.
production : Artvidéo Lab
distribution : Artvidéo Lab
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sadescription Tekrar
2mn15   color & b/w   stereo   2016   Lebanon
by Chantal Partamian
A collage of archival footage, super 8mm and pal formats exploring the redundant repetitive trap of war.
self-production
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sadescription Tempesta a “Les Fonts” d'una memòria (Storm in the sources of a memory)
4mn47   color   stereo   2015   Spain
by Rrose Present
series: information devices I transform the noise of all types of devices into a subjective poetic gaze. I was recently stuck in the village where my mother was born... I filmed my first storm in Les Fonts with every device i had on hand: mobile...
self-production
distribution : The Film-Makers’ Cooperative
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sadescription Tension Sketch_3
3mn03   color   sil   2015   Australia
by Scott Morrison
The work uses the complete transcribed text of the June 2014 orientation video message as delivered from then Australian Government Immigration Minister Scott Morrison. This "message" was played to detained refugees on Nairu and Manus Island in their attempt to arrive to Australia by boat and subsequent capture and detainment. The similarities of our shared namesake are obvious - this work takes the perhaps humorous coincidence and instead looks to provoke and question notions of privilege, representation and authority. The work acts as a broader portraiture of national identity - when the individual, the politician is removed from the original context does it also represent all Australians as the words are representative of Government mandate? The karaoke styled treatment towards the text offers a visual counterpoint - evoking a paradise filled with hope and burgeoning safe shore - as if in a dream.
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sadescription TEXTures d'un Cami, self-portrait
7mn07   color   stereo   2016   Spain
by Rrose Present
A small "units of meaning" made from notes of text and audio made during my walks in Les Fonts, where my mother was born. The images and text are superimposed to weave the neural texture of my memory that leads to the vision of inner experiences and feelings.
production : FLUX Festival 2016
distribution : The Film-Makers’ Cooperative
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sadescription The blinding light
11mn50   b/w   stereo   2016   France
by Mounir Fatmi
The Blinding Light is a black-and-white, 11 minutes and 57 seconds long video made of several superimposed images. The backdrop is a painting by Fra Angelico entitled, The Healing of the Deacon Justinian, onto which several photographs and videos from a contemporary surgical unit were merged.
production : Studio Fatmi
distribution : HEURE EXQUISE !
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sadescription The Cinema of Instinct
4mn34   color & b/w   sil   2015   USA
by Brice Bowman
"I express myself with images not with written word, consequently the film stands alone without the aid of what would always be an inadequately explained goal in making my film that would only mislead any potential viewer. If others care to write about the film that is fine but I don't do it." Brice Bowman
self-production
self-distribution
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sadescription the gates are open
14mn30   color   stereo   2017   Canada
by David Baumflek
An experimental diary film, equally interested in recording the colors, sounds and images of daily life, and exploring larger themes of creation, mortality and belief.
self-production
self-distribution
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sadescription Towards The Hague
4mn50   color   mono   2016   Netherlands
by Sylvia Winkler & Stephan Koeperl
A critical approach towards the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). During a bicycle tour to The Hague we sing a song whose lyrics are based on our research about the development and the pros / cons of this legal institution. Melody and setting are inspired by the movie "Ko to tamo peva", a black comedy about a bus journey to Belgrade just before the bombardment by the German Wehrmacht.
self-production
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sadescription Traits An Air
3mn02   color & b/w   sil   2015   USA
by Brice Bowman
"I express myself with images not with written word, consequently the film stands alone without the aid of what would always be an inadequately explained goal in making my film that would only mislead any potential viewer. If others care to write about the film that is fine but I don't do it." Brice Bowman
self-production
self-distribution
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sadescription Traveler’s Dream
1mn07   color   stereo   2016   USA
by Dan Nadaner
This is an imagining of the conciousness of the traveler, the emigré, or the deportee in circumstances that may be difficult and unexpected. The blur of change, the changes of context, the hopes for the future.
self-production
self-distribution
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sadescription Two Aries
3mn14   b/w   sil   2015   USA
by Josh Weissbach
Two Aries that are simultaneously the same and different.
self-production
self-distribution
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sadescription Un bon copain
12mn   color   dolby stereo   2016   France
by Yves-Marie Mahé
Friendship is the antechamber of love.
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sadescription Visite
2mn28   color   mono   2017   France
by Bérangère Crespi
76 is an apartment that has been owned by the same family for 50 years. The great granddaughter has succeeded it to the great-grandmother. Before moving, the granddaughter looks at every corner, uncovers family treasures and haunts them in an attempt by language appropriation.
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sadescription What Goes Around Comes Around
6mn02   color   stereo   2016   USA
by Mike Celona
An abstract piece in which synthesized images were transferred to VHS tape, remixed through an analog video processor and then back into a computer. The title alludes to the signals going between digital and analog manipulations as well as the solar/planetary images that emerge from the abstractions.
self-production
self-distribution
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sadescription X-film
3mn03   color   stereo   2015   Spain
by Iñaki Sagastume
The sound and fury of skin, flaps like a flag under the flow of assaults!
self-production
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sadescription Yellowflowerpower
7mn17   color   stereo   2017   Norway
by Ottar Ormstad
This is the fifth film of the Norwegian concrete poet Ottar Ormstad. Psychedelic flowers are mixed with naked people in granite and iron in a sculpture park in Oslo/Norway together with slogans and song titles from around 1968 in their original language.
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sadescription Zeitlos
3mn35   b/w   stereo   2016   Germany
by Irena Paskali
"Timeless"... We live in a restless world, which is changing faster than ever. What was true yesterday is already meaningless today. Irena Paskali is seeking in her work "Timeless" for the never changing condition of mankind, the essence of human being. On the one hand, it is the human quest for meaning and wisdom, emblematised by the apple. The little girl, standing on the edge of a small lake, still in the need to find her way into life. Secondly, it is the spirituality of man, who strives for transcendence - depicted by the scenes around the historic center of Ohrid, Jerusalem, the Dome of the Rock, Golgatha - it is also about loneliness and being abandoned, impressive staged through the woman, whose face is not visible - and her slow steps upwards the stone stairs.
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