Saturday, March 22
At the Confluence
Journey my Heart
Reil Munro, Manitoba, Canada,
Featuring Swan Lake First Nation jingle dress dancer Joanne Soldier, a
behind the scene looks at her physical and mental preparations for competitive
pow-wows. (First Eye)
Cristina Usubiaga, Ontario,
By Myself is a tale of a young boy who embarks on a journey through a
mens public washroom on his own. In light of today’s changing world
of single families and urban fears, this small step towards independence
takes on more significance. (Special screening: not in competition)
Filmmaker in attendance.
Elaine Wickham, United Kingdom,
Care for your children? You may need them one day.
Ronnie Cramer, USA, 8m
Musician/artist Ronnie Cramer, who scanned the covers and inside pages
of a number of lurid, vintage paperbacks, then ran the collected image
and text data through a variety of synthesizers. The resulting sound files
were then processed and remixed into the soundtrack for Pillow Girl film;
the visual portion of the film makes use of the over 200 covers, with
one illustrated figure morphing into the next every two seconds.
Antes Y Despues de Besar a Maria
(Before and After Kissing Maria)
Ramon Alos, Spain, 7m
Before and after kissing Maria narrates, from the point of view of Raul,
a 9 year-old child from a small village in the Spanish countryside, his
adventures to kiss Maria, his 12 year-old cousin, which as every summer,
has come to the village to spend her holydays.
My Name is Pochsy: An Industrial Film
Karen Hines, Alberta, 7m
Pochsy works at Mercury Packers ... where she packs mercury. All alone
on a stark but spectacular northern industrial landscape, Pochsy muses
about life, taxes and the future of the human soul. A satirical, subversive
ode to the industrial film genre. Filmmaker in Attendance
Stephen Hyde, USA, 11m
A documentary short that offers a rare glimpse into life in the Andes
mountains of Peru. The filmmakers focus on the unseen practices of extracting
glacial ice for shikashika, which is sold at the steps of a cathedral
beneath the mountain, Huscaran.
Maciej Adamek, Poland, 30m
19 year-old Adam, takes a temporary job at a toy factory in order to pay
for his future studies. There he meets a girl and this forces him to take
a different look at reality.
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