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This new work by former Erwin Rado award-winner (Long Shadows, 1992) is a masterpiece of over a decade's worth of concentrated experimentation into the boundaries of possibility in optical printing and motorised matte-box techniques. Returning again to Sydney Harbour and its environs, Winkler has ... Read more
Swarthy, fledgling writer Euripides travels to England with the intention of having his screenplay Medea turned into a movie. A great idea, though the film bureaucracy won't accept it. Full of self doubt, he speculates on the film that might have been. Clever satire and sledgehammer irony; a hidden ... Read more
Found peeping torn footage, projected through a moving sieve of film edge perforations is used here not as subject matter but as a way of suggestively inflecting the resulting layered light patterns and soundtrack. ... Read more
Facades: "The frustration of mankind at traffic lights" - standing in the thick of traffic in any main city trying to cross a street is a daunting task. Traffic and tension can be enormous. The filmmaker becomes part of it. By using a 35mm still camera, many hundreds of photos are taken and then ... Read more
What is twenty years to a human face or spirit? Faces encapsulates hundreds of years of human experience by recording a couple of moments, each separated by two decades from several peoples lives. Film emulsion and technology together with the exquisite portraiture of leading Melbourne photographer ... Read more
Metaphors explode sometimes. Faint Echoes is concerned with the act of watching and being watched. Crowd scenes from baseball movies are combined with sequences from Triumph of The Will where Hitler greets the people in Nuremburg. These motifs are subject to the contrivances of the filmmaker ... Read more
The five film exercises produced by the Whitney brothers are among the most famous abstract films produced by American film artists. This is the longest and most complex. It is divided into four sections, the last of which is a reiteration and extension of the first two. ... Read more
Film Speaks Many Languages is a reworking of 21 fragments of a feature film made in India found in Casablanca and reworked in Vienna used to (re)construct a one minute story in four parts dictated by the original material. ... 1 Words 2 Locations 3 Themes 4 Colours ... 1 Film , Horse drawn ... Read more
A poetic meditation on space and distance. Reflections, overhead cables and other peaceful mantra come to our attention via a simple alteration of focus, bringing into our perspective the potential of every image we capture. Shot at the disused filter beds in Hackney, East London. ... Read more
Last year's Grand Prix winner Su Friedrich (Sink or Swim), returns with something of a departure from her usual style First Comes Love uses footage shot at weddings, married with a soundtrack of pop-soul romantic clas­sics, to build a pungent comment on wedlock, with one killer punch. ... Read more
Bourque reworks personal home movie images to create a visceral interior world of forgetting and remembering. Distorted images fluctuate like resurfacing memories. The point of reference continuously shifts so that the film plane itself appears warped. The film underwent two levels of distortion ... Read more
When I was a child we would come here during the holidays and then I didn't love this place, it was drought stricken and had an outdoor pit toilet and no running water... ... This family document about loss, longing and belonging was shot from dawn to dusk on a super-8 camera near Koorawatha about ... Read more
The strolling flaneur was the forerunner of 20th century travellers and their obsession with taking photographs. A whirl-wind trip through sensory superimpositions of all the world's most famous tourist icons. ... Read more
An abstract fly's-eye-view of the world featured in experimental 16mm cine-cubism. ... --- D/P/S richard tuohy WS Richard Tuohy L no dialogue TD 16mm/2010 --- D/P/S richard tuohy WS Richard Tuohy L no dialogue TD 16mm/2010 ... Read more
Furniture Poetry is a slickly flickering animation of inanimate domestic objects. It is born out of a desire to challenge Wittgenstein (in On Certainty) who considered the question of whether objects change when we are not looking at them, and the need to ask such a question. Precise editing ... Read more
A wild mesh of traditional images of the Armenian landscape set against a haunting voice-over of longing, Garine Torossian's almost cubist collage technique edits and disassembles its images with a pulsating hypnotic savvy. ... Read more
New Years Eve. and the streets are ablaze with light in London. Still, some have to take the bus. Here the light shines upon the passenger, and the elemental threads of humanity are sewn into a fabric of momentum amidst the tales of the night. ... Read more
MIFF has brought together the amazing and imaginative works by Image Forum, Japan. Exclusive to MIFF, these short films are at the epicentre of experimental filmmaking in a range of styles. [The Trains] (Hirata Takahiro, 8 mins) is a rhythmic rendition of [Kaerunoouta] (Frog song), created by the ... Read more
"Habit a dress of particular rank, degree, profession, function, order, a pattern of behaviour, practice, custom, action." ... A habit to get into and out of, this film embroiders the habit, stitches it, folds it, irons it, writes it, speaks it. Using paper dolls, found footage and the confinement ... Read more
Country rock lives in Finland An English sub titled pop clip ... Read more
Ghostly and beautiful, Siegfried A Fruhauf's (Palmes d'Or, MIFF 09; Realtime, MIFF 03) Heavy Eyes is hypnotic cinema of abstraction and Neo-Expressionism. ... D/P/S Siegfried A. Fruhauf WS SixPackFilm L no dialogue TD 35mm/2011 ... Read more
A silent view of six women and their interaction with the camera, showing how the camera's presence always creates an inauthentic moment. ... --- ... D/P/S Friedl vom Gröller WS SixPackFilm L no dialogue TD 16mm/2009 ... --- ... D/P/S Friedl vom Gröller WS SixPackFilm L no dialogue TD 16mm/2009 ... Read more
Like many effective experimental works this modest film has a capacity to provoke questions of consciousness which outstrip that of mainstream cinema. In the materialist tradition, rather than representing or describing an experience, Hold generates an experience in the viewers being. The rapid ... Read more
A trick film of roller-coaster cinematic spin-outs and precarious unbalancing of both camera and viewer. ... Read more
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