Experimental

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The Tree

Director  Kalpna Singh-Chitnis
United States
Runtime 7:50
Completion Date: September 10, 2021

"The Tree" (short), draws attention toward environmental concerns, such as deforestation and its effects on wildlife and our ecosystem. The film has won the "Best Experimental Short Film Award" at the 2022 North Dakota Environmental Rights Film Festival.

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‘Мистер Cornelius’ (Mr. Cornelius)

Director Rohin Brown
Australia
Runtime  16:50
Completion Date: December 15, 2021

A surreal semi-autobiography based off true events...
Welcome to post-Soviet Hollywood.
My name is Rohin Brown and I am an Australian artist whom was stuck in Prague during the Global pandemic whilst making my bands new album ('The Walking Who').
The short film follows the life and imagination of this 8th century city through the lens of a dystopian fever dream I unequivocally experienced in order to deliver on the music.

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CLOUDS...CLOUDS

Director CARLOS ALBERTO MATOS TRINDADE
Portugal
Runtime 1'
Completion Date:  2018 - October

A movie almost abstract. Clouds, only clouds, during air travel. The passing clouds, far away..,, marvellous clouds.

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FLASHBULB MEMORIES

Director CARLOS ALBERTO MATOS TRINDADE
Portugal
Runtime 3'
Completion Date:      2015 - April

The title of the movie refers to a term introduced in scientific literature (1977) by the american psychologists Roger Brown and James Kulik, in a pioneering study about the relationship of memory with the emotions. The term appeared by analogy with photography, and with it the authors referred to the memories concerning the circumstances in which a person became aware for the first time of an very unexpected event, even shocking - both personal as well as fraternal -, with relevant consequences for her, arousing in any case strong emotions. After have been established, “flashbulb memories” would be practically permanent, because of the extremely vivid memories triggered by the occurrence that gave rise to them.

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LA VIDA

Director ALEIX MASFERRER LÓPEZ
Spain
Runtime 1'
Completion Date: 2021 - August

A girl and a dog in the sea.

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The 13th Note

Director Karim Khorsheed
United States
Runtime  22:15
Completion Date: January 21, 2022

Traditional Classical compared to Speed shred metal, music that moves the soul differently in everyone.

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DRAWING BLANK

Director George Nicholas
United States
Runtime 5:10
Completion Date: March 1, 2019

The ARTIST must face her inner demons before she can start her painting.

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Bars and Tone Chapter Bridge

Director Sze Lung Ng
Hong Kong
Runtime 11:50
Completion Date: February 1, 2022

Bars and tone is a tool for calibration. When I find things I can't change, I feel like I need calibration. In Chapter Bridge, through telling story of the Jimmy Bridge, I reflect on the situation of Hong Kong. Histories are being overruled.

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Fleeting Structure

Director Patrick Lysaght
United States
Runtime 50:28
Completion Date: January 17, 2022

Fleeting Structure is a documentary film exploring the art and science of fluid flow and crystal growth in the living and nonliving worlds through stunning photographs and breath-taking cinematography driven by an intriguing original soundtrack. It is also a call to action to reestablish truth in society.

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RUSTY

Director Zoe Villiers
United Kingdom
Runtime 5:00
Completion Date: February 2, 2022

Like most actors, Zoe was unable to perform during lockdown, so when the time finally comes to return to work she finds herself feeling somewhat…rusty.

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Frame and Matter

Director Yesolbi Kim
Korea, Republic of
Runtime 28:10
Completion Date: January 1, 2021

There is an issue with the projector in the theater. Two women, who were the only audience, decide to have a conversation instead of watching the movie. Leaving the theater, the ghosts from the screen slowly sink into the light.

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Zurich Scenes

Director Myriam Thyes
Germany
Runtime 8:55
Completion Date: December 21, 2020

Video recordings from Zurich, four views arranged to scenes like: Sunbathers at a canal; celebrating a soccer World Cup victory; watching TV at Café Odeon; a busy commuter railway station; a traffic policewoman and a fountain; the high-rise ‚Prime Tower‘; scaffolders at a facade; crowds at Zurich Central Station; water birds on Lake Zurich; a candy shop on the famous Bahnhofstrasse ... Urban everyday life in a highly efficient, blithesome, rich, small cosmopolitan city. Every now and then, an Alien* appears - as a symbol for everything that is being suppressed.
*The character Alien, from the movies of the same title, was created by the Swiss artist H.R. Giger who lived and worked in Zurich.

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HANDS

Director Lili Viràg Szuhay-Murciano
Italy
Runtime 5:36
Completion Date: October 9, 2021

Hands speak louder than words. Who's to say our story cannot be told through touch?

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Cistern

Director Christy Walsh
Greece
Runtime 11:35
Completion Date: October 9, 2021

Cistern; After Murakami
Inspired by the author’s surrealistic use of empty wells as a conduit between multiple realities, Cistern places the dancer in an empty stone reservoir. Later, she finds herself on a desolate rock formation by the sea. The dance is both an investigation of the physical surfaces and a contemplation of the nature of space and time. While the recorded passage of chronological time in the dark cistern seems to pass very slowly, there is less of it than there is on the beach, where the sense of time is condensed because of the relative sense of freedom. The dancer explores the cistern’s contours, she has a dance with her shadow, the floors, and the walls, but she makes no attempt to leave. She just happens to find a spot on the wall that leads elsewhere. Like one of Murakami’s characters, she is in the cistern by choice, passively awaiting the adventure that will find her if she remains open to the possibility.

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Tears

Director hart ginsburg
United States
Runtime 12:00
Completion Date: November 18, 2021

What is under the surfaces of the exteriors of human life? Is it the historical narratives, geological structures, and the intersections of time and space?

Perhaps there isn’t an answer that could be articulated or conceived, however, maybe through the liminal spaces between the tangible and intangible textures there is something that interconnects our lives.

So tears attempts to provide such a space for a reflective dialogue as part of your journey.

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Birdsong

Director Claudine Liang
Singapore
Runtime 7:33
Completion Date: November 30, 2021

Birdsong tells a tale through the lens of the artist whose voice is stifled in the everyday humdrum of survival. Learning to dream again often begins with the bold remembering of our creative birthright. In daring to sing aloud, we call onto others who are searching for a place to belong, to arrive home again.
Through the deliberate use of aleatoric vocals and sensorial stimulation, this film confronts the tension and limits of both freedom and captivity that the human experience can hold at once.
Birdsong echoes a lamentation of oppression but also redemption - an ode to all who ever wandered and felt lost; but never gave up on their own humanity in the face of giants.

Best director under 18 years old

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Laddoo

Director Sanay Saboo
United States
Runtime 8:18
Completion Date: February 28, 2022

Amidst a country teeming with stray dogs, one woman and her community seek to fight back.

 

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Everyday

Director Olivia Medrano
United States
Runtime 5:53
Completion Date: April 23, 2022

An overworked girl goes though her day.


 

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whatever is left

Director matti meir lang
Israel
Runtime  8:56
Completion Date: December 4, 2021

Whild cleaning, a cleaner finds a crumpled up poem on the floor. But when she tries to give the poem to the owner of the house, she understands this poem holds tragic secrets about the past.

Other

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Masada Dead Sea denim

Director  Ilan Azoulay
Israel
Runtime  1:38
Completion Date: January 4, 2022

MASADA
It is in the Dead Sea, in the deepest place on the planet at -430m below sea level, that each piece of denim is treated in an eco-responsible way with abrasive salt crystals. The sunlight and the satt allow the deep indigo original colour to to fade into various tones of cobalt blue, green water, turquoise.

The designer, Laurent David Vannucci, travel to find rare vintage denims and seclects them for their exceptionnal quality and their historty

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VELUX - GUTEDACHGESCHICHTEN 2021

Director ANDREAS KNUFFMANN
Germany
Runtime 1'
Completion Date: 2021 - July

a woman tries to find a space for her video-conferences. after being disturbed in the living-room by the kids and in the bathroom by the dog she discovers the loft under the roof. it is still not restored and after she dreams herself to have created her perfect workplace under the roof ... reality delivers. Here she is, in her prefect home office!

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Who am i? Who i am

Director  Sofia Kruusamagi
Estonia
Runtime  5:01
Completion Date: July 1, 2021

In the game of life no player have an advantage, everybody have a chance to win, regardless of the role the player chooses. If it is a battle between two people, the winner might seem to be obvious. But if there are more participants, the game becomes even more complicated.

Animation

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The Waltz

Director Yulia Ruditskaya
United States
Runtime   4:56
Completion Date: February 15, 2022

Shadows from an interwar Yiddish poem by A. Lutzky waltz at the edge of a modern world as it crumbles under their feet.


 

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Miss Shaguna's Chickens

Director Nicole Russin-McFarland
Canada
Runtime 46:00
Completion Date: December 18, 2021

Miss Shaguna is crazy in love with the chickens on her farm in Canada. With her playtime fun, Miss Shaguna teaches young ones about taking care of her feathered friends.

 

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Der Blaue Reiter

Director  Marcin Gizycki
Poland
Runtime  5:41
Completion Date: March 10, 2021

An animated essay on the color blue in 20th century art inspired by, among others, Eadweard Muybridge, Wassily Kandinsky, and Kazimir Malevich.


 

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Yuki vs. Panda: That Escalated Quickly

Director  Andrew Palmer
Canada
Runtime  3:47
Completion Date: February 8, 2022

Yuki goes to a movie with friends; Panda attacks, wearing a Cloak of Invisible Aura!

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Waiting for the Bliep

Directors Bethany Ellen de Forest, Alexander van Zanten
Netherlands
Runtime  20:55
Completion Date: January 2, 2022

A beautiful flower patch turns into a garbage dump. Ice caps are melting and the smog is suffocating. Unknown to science is that Earth has a clone. Both planets are undergoing the same downfall and are destined to an inevitable self destruction.
In the search for a solution to this forecast help is called on the Bliep.These extraterrestrial beings stop the time synchronization between the two planets and start an invasion of the clone planet earth.
Earth, do we want to keep waiting for the Bliep?

 

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C'est la vie

Directors Jacek Olejnik, Rafał Sankiewicz, Wojciech Sankiewicz, Bartosz Terlicki
Poland
Runtime  12:51
Completion Date: August 28, 2021

How to maintain well balanced life, how not to fall, when everything around is falling? How to progress when all solutions seem to be wrong? Which part should I play in the finest arts of all such as the art of live? Some of out everyday decisions may seem meaningless, whilst others affect us for years, occasionally putting our world upside down. The latest Ferajna Filmowa Kapok's movie is a short story about the man who actually faces the most peculiar moment of art of balance, art of choice, art of life. C'est la vie!


 

Video travel

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Time Will Tell

Director  Marco Q Wu
Taiwan
Runtime  4:00
Completion Date: November 30, 2021

A senior employee who helped to shut down the sugar factory, the local dancers who showcase their power and beauty and the energetic students, all wandered in the vast Pingtung County Park. The county magistrate appeared in a surreal manner. They can look through the lenses of history and embrace the future at the same time.

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EXPERIENCE GOLDEN SLAVONIA

Director  BOBBY BOSKO GRUBIC
Croatia
Runtime  3:10
Completion Date: October 15, 2021

Wines in three vineyards, the world-famous Graševina, Kutjevo cellar from 1232 - the oldest in this part of Europe and more than 30 wineries in the entire county are an attractive story for wine lovers.

Pleternica with Becarac Square and the Terra Panonica Interpretation Center, Požega with its baroque center, Lipik with the State Lipizzaner Stable and the famous Spa, Pakrac with the Jankovic manor complex, Velika with the Pannonian Sea House, eco-camp, adrenaline park and aqua park, accommodation on tourist farms or in villas on the slopes of Papuk - places where you can enjoy all 365 days a year...

Silent Films

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I Mustache You

Director Shara Ashley Zeiger
United States
Runtime 13:35
Completion Date: July 1, 2021

"I Mustache You" is a whimsical magical realistic comedy, inspired by Buster Keaton, Looney Tunes, and NYC about Abby, a woman with social anxiety, OCD and agoraphobic tendencies who receives an invitation to love, self acceptance, and the outside world.

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In a silent way

Directors saraswathy lakshmivaraham, Maya Subramoni
United States
Runtime 2:27
Completion Date: February 10, 2021

An experimental silent video of a story of forbidden love, in pure expressions alone. The paranoia of being caught which is associated with forbidden love is portrayed here, giving a glimpse of the emotions in the womandst a country teeming with stray dogs, one woman and her community seek to fight back.

Trailer

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Mad Scientists

Director  Antonia Tong
United States
Runtime 1:00
Completion Date: May 20, 2019

A group of cutting-edge scientists, risk everything to return to a foreign land to search for the secret to controlling the deadly AI robots weapons to help the real mankind.

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Trailer - A Moses Prayer for Easter

Director  Jason Campbell
United States
Runtime 1:13
Completion Date:

Robert Jones is more interested in going on a fishing trip with his boss than watching his two young daughters perform in a church play on Easter Sunday, much to the ire of his wife and disappointment of his little girls.