Saturday, March 22
Beyond the Aurora
Hot Under the Collar
Jason Britski, Saskatchewan,
An experimental video that examines the imagery of the Kodak “Shirley”
Alan Webber, USA, 4m 30s
It’s an alternate take on nature vs. urbanity when a plastic lawn
doe finds itself lost on the gritty streets of Brooklyn, NY. Survival
story, and a folktale of newfound love - the bewildered deer gets “caught
in the headlights” and our story unfolds. (Rural Route Films)
Vive le Film
Madi Piller, Manitoba, Canada,
A celebration of the film medium and its capacity to preserve memories.
The film centres on a photograph of the filmmakers Romanian grandparents
taken at their engagement party in 1927. By the end of World War 2, the
couple were the only survivors.
Terry Haines, British Columbia,
Canada, 3m 30s
A glimpse into the life of a gender bender who doesn’t refer to
himself as a drag queen, but rather a transpersona.
Bert Gottschalk, Germany,
Mixed Media, Drawings on Found Footage
The single frames of 8 millimetre-films are compared with windows in
building-facades of a city.
En Sak Som Hände På
Linnea Widén, Sweden,
When Mia is jogging near the river, a man exposes himself to her.
A Letter to Colleen
Andy London, USA, 8m 36s
Andy London has been haunted by the events of his 18th birthday for years.
In this short animated film set in the early 90’s, he writes a letter
to Colleen in an attempt to put his demons to rest.
Rick Fisher and Don Rice,
Manitoba, Canada, 7m
The manipulator of ideological systems attempts to refine out impurities
only to be undermined by chaotic blowback. This video includes illegal
footage shot in a Saskatchewan mine miles below the earth’s surface.
Kaveh Nabatian, Quebec, Canada,
When a mysterious musical force causes a scorching heat, tornadoes, and
raging fires that devastate our planet, four very different people await
the impending disaster at a local corner store.
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