SATURDAY 2ND | SUNDAY 3RD
SATURDAY 2ND | SUNDAY 3RD
Worst case scenario, Autumn Palen, 2018, USA, 3.30mins
A woman recounts the turbulent summer wherein she was diagnosed with stomach cancer, just before meeting the love of her life.
You are not the boss of me, Allison Beda, Canada, 1997, 3mins
Without shame, Liberty Antonia Sadler, UK, 2018, 1.43mins
An animated self portrait, celebrating the larger body, reclaiming body autonomy and working through fatphobia & body dysmorphia. This short animated film acts as a declaration of body positivity; created through the act of hand drawn animation, a process of the artist drawing herself hundreds of times to achieve acceptance and reconnection with her physical self in a body shaming society.
Breast Friends, Caitlin Young, UK, 2019, 5.51mins
Jessica is a twenty-something-year-old woman that hates her appearance. She also hates that she hates her appearance. SO not feminist of her. One night, with the prospect of a night out with friends looming, this inner struggle manifests itself in a rather peculiar way.
Cellfie, Débora Mendes, Portugal, 2019, 3.10mins
A scientist seeks answers by observing the world through the lens of her microscope.
Roti, Kiki Febriyanti, Indonesia, 2018, 0.30 mins
Menstruation is still taboo. When she feels awkward to buy "bread", misunderstanding happens...
The Many Mothers, Stephanie Brewster, Mexico, 2019, 3.17mins
The Many Mothers is a short film about diverse women and their right to make the choices they decide to make.
Technology for Talking, Jemima Hughes, UK, 2019, 5.27mins
Technology for Talking is a bright cut out animation which introduces voice output communication aids and explains how and why some people talk using assistive technology. Using the electronic voice and perspective of its disabled filmmaker, it challenges stereotypes about what non-speaking disabled people can do and raises awareness of their contribution to society.
@theinternet, Hannah Burgos, USA, 2019, 2.54mins
An aspiring social media influencer runs through the motions of creating highly curated, niche internet content as she vlogs on a special day.
Twarze Faces, Ena Kielska, Poland, 2019, 9.30mins
A documentary on the transgression of identity. The film talks about relations, reality traps and the seemingly least important things. Love and family.
The Beekeeper, Robyn Conroy, Ireland, 2019, 6.29mins
Deep in the heart of a bamboo forest, a paternal bear watches over Mae, a spirited young girl that he is raising. Sustained by the collection of beehives that the bear tends to, the two live together in peaceful harmony. However, in order to continue this peaceful way of life there is one rule that Mae cannot break - she must never enter the bee yard where the bees are kept. Everything must change for the two when she does.
Weltschmerz, Lisa Mausbach, Germany, 2019, 3.55mins
"Weltschmerz" is a poetic short film about the end of the world. The scenic film is based on a poem about the feeling of hopelessness regarding the current political situation and especially the climate catastrophe and its irreversible consequences for future generations. It focuses on three main characters who find themselves confronted with the consequences of human destructiveness in the year 2050. On top of that, they have to deal with their inner deamons as well. "Weltschmerz" is a coming of age film as the characters are all faced with a fundamental and life-changing decision.
Chrysalis, Maria Elena Moreno López, Mexico, 2018, 4.00mins
A mix between fantasy and reality, combining our mexican indigenous culture, legends and the beauty of our forests, Chrysalis tells the story of how the illegal activities of a group of lumberjacks end up being stopped by the forest's ancient guardians: the monarch butterflies.
The Gods of Tiny Things, Deborah Kelly, Austrailia, 2019, 5.22mins
The Gods of Tiny Things is a collaborative collage animation work emerging from a commission for Bundanon's Siteworks Festival. Produced through a residential workshop at the Riversdale Education Centre, the imagery, musical composition and soundscape design were devised to reflect upon the imperilled lives on a climate-changing planet. The Gods of Tiny Things speculates upon parthenogenetic, queer insurrection.
Euphoria, Katalin Egely, Hungary, 2018, 4.00mins
The subject of this work is the old paradox between man and nature. People had long ago cut themselves off of their natural environment and have suffered since from this division, the lack of the essential feeling of unity and belonging. Although we do see nature’s own hierarchy we took a view too long to see how our human nature is defined by it, and, eventually started seeing ourselves as something different and separate. The overall truth however is hardly ever the truth of one unit, let it be in nature or our society. One’s joy might lead to another’s tragic fate. A crumb on my table is what you would need to survive. In this world everything is of the same value with equal importance, and everything has a spirit, a role and is filled with life. We humbly accept brutality as part of the world and by doing so we can also experience the unity that frees us all from the sufferings of isolation. We are all part of the same struggles and harmony, ‘lifeless’ elements and living creatures alike, of this frantic dance of euphoria and acceptance.
To Melt/ To crystallize, Hollie Miller, UK, 2019, 3.13mins
‘To Melt/ To Crystallize’ is a short film conceptualised, shot and performed by Miller during her residency at the Serlachius Museum in Finland. The film explores her desire to ingest the sugar-coated landscape through her body only for it to overpower her in a symbiotic relationship. Set by a frozen lake and in an empty gallery the first part of this film switches between dynamic ideas around looking, nurturing and adorning; juxtaposed with static endurance sections in reference to the spiritual. The second part of the film explores Miller’s fear of erasure induced by the intoxicating beauty of the frozen lake. The soundtrack of this film has been made by composer Craig Scott with vocals by Miller.
EL HOR, Dianne Lucille Campbell, Ireland, 2018, 13.50mins
Through the interspecies gaze we observe one of the most ancient and highly honoured dog breeds, the Saluki. Guiding us in love, preparing us in death and transforming us in life.