[Powerpoint 05] presents a selection of the latest award-winning digital short films from around the world.
[Rubber Johnny] (UK, 7 mins) from the infamous Chris Cunningham, with a soundtrack by Aphex Twin. A disturbing short film tells of Johnny, a hyperactive, shape-shifting mutant child kept locked in a basement. [Jona/Tomberry] (The Netherlands, 12 mins) won the Canal + Prize for Best Short Film at Cannes, 2005. A Borges-meets-Murnau mixed-media animation. In [The Mysterious Geographical Explorations of Jasper Morello] (Australia, 26 mins), Melbourne's Anthony Lucas tells a wonderful Gothic travel tale set against beautiful collaged photographic backgrounds. [Gopher Broke] (USA, 4 mins), an Oscar-nominated story of one very hungry gopher. [Echo] (USA, 17 mins) evokes Pasolini's Oedipus Rex in its portrayal of the starkness and emotional brutality of mythical Greece. With Keanu Reeves as Narcissus![Reverie sans Frontiers] (Australia, 6 mins) is based on thoughts shared between a detained refugee and the filmmaker, Lushin Tan. [Seventeen] (The Netherlands, 12 mins) tells of a young roofer whose desires for a neighbourhood girl fall flat. [UNmarked] (Australia, 5 mins) follows the story of a misprinted paper girl, struggling to find acceptance.
TD 35mm, video/col/2003-05/85mins
A solitary mole man's routine existence is rocked by the arrival of a potential companion. With his desire for contact at war with his suspicion of others, the mole man makes a series of attempts to … More »
'Abbas Kiarostami has had extensive influence on world filmmaking over his 30-year career, particularly in Iran and developing countries. 10 on Ten,a self-contained masterclass on cinema, succinctly … More »
Singapore'Growing up in the world's most oppressive nanny state can be bad for your mental health, and 15 tells it like it is. 26-year-old Royston Tan's social satire has given local censors their bi… More »
Hong Kong/China, 2004
20: 30: 40 Hong Kong/ChinaSex and the City Taipei-style. Nominated for the Golden Bear at this year's Berlin Film Festival, this irresistible film from Sylvia Chang is a fun and entertaining romantic… More »
2D or Not 2DNetherlands/Canada When Paul Driessen unleashes his legendary imagination, things are never as they seem to be. 2D or Not 2D is a love story that illustrates the human capacity to spin fi… More »