July 3 12:10 pm
Special Events | 2021 | 82min | Experimental Showcase
A collection of short experimental films, shifting from abstract forms to found footage, experimental documentaries to surreal performance, folk tales, media fever dreams, and all points between.
Dir: Vladimir Todorovic, Australia, 7 min
A generative film about mimoid’s response to non-ionising and ionising man made radiation
Dir: Vasilios Papaioannu, USA, 2021, 5 min
In this lonely contemplation of a past summer, the ancient promontory becomes a parenthetical projection of frantic lines and alternating impressions.
Dir: Patrick Tarrant, Australia, 2020, 21 min
Frankston is a study of the place I grew up, a satellite of Melbourne with affordable housing, nature-strips and beach views. The downright ordinary nature of the opportunities and festivities afforded by Frankston, and the ambivalence one can feel going back there, nonetheless give rise to a new aesthetic: the suburban symphony.
Dir: Michael Honsa. Australia, 2021, 3 min
Altered Dreams is a short experimental film that explores a man, woman and snake’s metamorphosis through a series of random events, portals and surrealistic laboratory settings, with structural film and sound elements.
Vodník Many Years After the Rainstorm
Dir: Emma Penaz Eisner, USA, 2021, 6 min
In San Francisco, many years after his hideous crimes, the fiendish water creature Vodník emerges from Czech folklore to recount his beguiling tale.
Dir: Josh Drake, USA, 2020, 7 min
Lightmare was inspired by a group of youths who used to race motorcycles by my house. They would sometimes ride when I was trying to get my young daughter to sleep and caused great aggravation for me.
Dreaming in Aspect Ratio
Dir: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, USA, 2021, 2 min
“Dreaming in Aspect Ratio” is a hand-made diary film and experiment in disrupted stereoscopy; an adopted “found” home movie. A playful self-portrait in found dream memories.
Dir: Dirk de Bruyn, Australia, 2020, 12 min
Experimental animation that draws the micro and macro into stark relation. White bat occupies a no-zone that separates you from your own body. White Bat is a virus dripping from the roof of your skull. Its violence and racism peppers your body through denial, numbness and avoidance where it festers.
Dir: Drew Durepos, USA, 2020, 19 min
Sifting through blurred images, animal attacks, and survivalist fever dreams, two friends discover true-crime connections between the owl theory and the origin of evil on election night. Or: this is how I felt one night in November.
Total run time approx 82 min