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Experimental Shorts

Sketches and illustrations of comet sightings throughout the ages are presented alongside NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory footage. ... D/P Deborah Stratman WS Pythagoras Films TD 16mm/2011 ... Read more
Like some sample to take back life from disaster. ... --- ... D/S F.K Flumen P Marians Agular L no dialogue TD Video/col/2005/3mins ... Read more
Underneath a lot of anxiety is one's worst fear. Afraid So is about that anxiety. It is based on a poem where each line forms a question with the implied being ""Afraid so."" Impending doom permeates the film.---D/P/S Jay Rosenblatt L English TD video/col/2006/3mins ... Read more
Reported through a series of surveillance stills reminiscent of Marker's La Jetée, two subjects interact in an emptied Berlin cityscape. A post-apocalyptic elegy to 60s architectural drawings.---D/S George Drivas P George Drivas, Ralf Langer WS Blonde Audiovisual Greece L no dialogue TD ... Read more
An anarchic mix of juvenile delinquency, comic genius and erratic humour. Winner of the Audience Award and Special Jury Distinction at Annecy Film Festival 2005.---D/P/S Stephan-Flint Muller L German w/English subtitles TD 35mm/col/2005/15mins ... Read more
"Brothers, let us be merry, bravely defy your troubles." So advises the slave's song in Mozart's Zaide while two men sit and stare, grimly determined to fulfil cinema's scopophilic potential.--- D/P/S Ulrich Seidl WS Sixpackfilm L no dialogue TD 35mm/B&W/2006/1min ... Read more
David Short (Kitchen Horror, 2010) finds horror the everyday. This time carpet fibres generate a nightmarish experience. David Short is a guest of the Festival. ... D/P David Short L no dialogue TD digibeta/2011 ... Read more
A portrait of place: trains, artificial light, time and memory give form to forces that drift amidst the darkness of the daily journey. ---D/S Joel Pizzini P Robson Rumin, Paloma Cinematogárfica WS Polofilme L Portuguese w/English subtitles TD 35mm/col/2005/15mins ... Read more
Dig is a lovingly hand-wrought ethnographic, historical, animated, live-action evocation of an industry, some people, a place and the humble potato. ---D/S Bridget Walker P Paul Fletcher, Robert Stephenson WS VCA School of Film & Television L English TD video/col/2005/4mins ... Read more
The passage of an anonymous figure through a remote and desolate geographical environment becomes a metaphysical journey through landscapes of the mind. S.J. Ramir is a guest of the Festival. ... D/P/S S.J. Ramir WS Light Cone L no dialogue TD digibeta/2011 ... Read more
A rhythmic sound and image montage of a space shuttle launch, giving the audience the sensation of flight. New film from MIFF regular Johann Lurf. ... D/P/S Johann Lurf WS SixPackFilm L No dialogue TD digibeta/2010 ... Read more
Before long, the unknown families' outings and coffee klatches, documented in the original home movies for themselves and thier children, will no longer be recognisable. In the same way as the memories of these events, the films fade. ...---D/P/S Johannes Hammel WS Sixpackfilm L no dialogue TD ... Read more
Water's spray is captured in the flash of hi-speed digital freeze-frames. Like a good mantra, such a chant of form eventually reveals itself as something else entirely.---D/S Arash T Riahi P Golden Girls Film Production WS sixpackfilm L no dialogue TD video/col/2005/6mins ... Read more
Informed by Mozart's ""Eine kleine Nachtmusik"", there is a charged passion embedded in the material surface of this film, creating a "physical cinema".---D/P/S Peter Tscherkassky WS sixpackfilm L no dialogue TD 35mm/B&W/2006/1min ... Read more
Silent, mesmerising and beautiful, this short was inspired by the pastourelle lyric form, which originated with the troubadour poets of the 12th century. ... D/P Nathaniel Dorsky WS Canyon Cinema L no dialogue TD 16mm/2010 ... Read more
Both fundamental values of the source image, two red stripes and a bright white foundation which supports them, expose only themselves for some time, accompanied by impassioned polyphonic singing...---D/P/S Karφ Goldt WS sixpackfilms L no dialogue TD video/col/2004/8mins ... Read more
JMW Turner's provocative 1840 painting The Slave Ship is re-imagined in this abstrac pixel painting-film. ... D/P T. Marie TD HD Cam/2010 ... Read more
A combination of documentary, ethnographic study, travelogue and science fiction, Slow Action is a study of an imagined post-apocalyptic society. By Ben Rivers (MIFF 2008). ... D Ben Rivers WS LUX TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more
Tourists and celebrities are unknowingly part of a Las Vegas crime thriller by Nicholas Provost (Long Live The New Flesh, MIFF 2010 Best Experimental Short Film). ... D/P/S Nicolas Provost WS Argos Centre for Art & Media TD 35mm/2010 ... Read more
MIFF regular Richard Tuohy continues his exploration of textures found in the Australian bush through a series of overlapping images of tree branches. Richard Tuohy is a guest of the Festival. ... D/P/S Richard Tuohy L no dialogue TD 16mm/2010 ... Read more
Pan and scan into, around and through moments in time and place. Tehran Trace is a speculative work that rewards the potenitally transcendent art of looking.---D/P/S Stuart Pound L English TD video/col/2005/7mins ... Read more
"I am living a Balzacian life". Dirty dishes, champagne, Beijing nights and gun play. Bold editing creates an unsettling portrait of a foreigner in China.---D/P/S Joanna Vasquez Arong L English, Mandarin w/English subtitles TD video/col/2005/5mins ... Read more
In-camera visual effects create a series of composite images to represent the view from ten platforms along the busy Yamanote train line in Japan. ... D/P Tomonari Nishikawa L no dialogue TD 16mm/2010 ... Read more
A young woman's psychedelic experience in Badlands National Park forms the basis of Ben Russell's (MIFF 2008, 2010) exploration of cinema and transcendence. ... D/P Ben Russell L no dialogue TD HD CAM/2010 ... Read more
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