OFFICIAL SELECTION 2024
Streaming from January 25 to February 25, 2024 on Whush.
Available on MAC, PC, Mobile and Smart TV.
The Dream Machine (France) by Michael William West
A woman experiments with a Dream Machine, hoping to escape trouble. Within the light and dark of the machine, violent emotions awaken.
Running Time: 00:09:29
Adieu, Corpus! (Ukraine) by Alexander Isaenko
'Adieu, Corpus' is a short film about versatility of human body. Body is the flesh, the corpus, the frame for organs, the assembly of limbs, the collection of rules, and the limits by which we define ourselves. The film shows the body as a place, and not as a subject. It is travelling along its borders, groping the way in time through events, rather than linearly, balancing at the edge of the rules, until once...crosses its own limitations and steps out of the frame. The body physically dies converting into virtual one.
Running Time: 00:08:07
Shivering wall (Taiwan) by Tseng Yu Chin
It’s a self-examined process for assess your present time. In the regular bass sound surround space, you could find there’s a few teenagers are having a madness house party, and there’s a girl awake but exhausted for being there. There’s a slightly smog or light gently but regularly move in the space. The smog represented a spiritual inside a space. It could be the spiritual from you or others. It’s like you are just in a conference or a party and suddenly there’s something pull your spirit away from your body. It makes you look at yourself in a different angle, but you’re still in the group. What would you do and what’s the connection between you and others?
Running Time: 00:10:00
Attack (Italy) by Davide Santi
Taken from a news event that never happened: a girl overwhelmed by amorous passion tries to stick herself to her boyfriend to hold him forever. Taken from a news event that never happened: a girl overwhelmed by amorous passion tries to stick herself to her boyfriend to hold him forever. The two protagonists, nomads and lovers, travel suspended in the time of Italian landscapes when this great love changes into a relationship of emotional dependence and he begins to feel its weight; the girl transforms her innate passion for glue into a desperate gesture.
Running Time: 00:08:44
Das Meer (Italy) by Martina Mele
Fragments of the image of Switzerland in the 1970s and Italy in the 2000s alternate under the passage of moments of real life, of collective memory, reconstructing a family imaginary dissipated by time. Ties evolve, the event of death manifests itself silently, life flows under the eyes of a girl who still feels too small to understand who she wants to be.
Running Time: 00:11:33
Time Capsule (United States) by Lauren Loesberg
A documentary created from home video footage from 1997-2005, set to the reading of a letter written for a time capsule found twelve years later.
Running Time: 00:11:36
Piero's desperation (Italy) by Mattia Biondi
A poet intervenes in a radio program to dialogue with the singer Piero Ciampi. In the meantime, a girl contemplates a portion of the sea.
Running Time: 00:03:20
Rum 444 (Sweden) by Peter Svenzon
A dance piece for film. An international collaboration with the dance artists and playwrights Lars Noren and Falk Richter who have shared their texts...
Running Time: 00:16:00
Screener (Portugal) by Pedro Florêncio
For now we see through a screen, darkly...
Running Time: 00:09:00
Shadow (Canada) by Alexander Zip
In “Shadow” a woman walk by a familiar alleyway, reminding her of a past that she regrets. As the woman walks away from the alleyway she suddenly is frozen in her Tracks. Something part of the woman yearns for that ugly past, her shadow. Her shadow takes control, once again leading her down that dark path until lost in total darkness.
Running Time: 00:04:01
Dante (Belgium) by Jamie Lee
We are transported into a dream-like state in which we do not run, but dance. The original music composed by Echo Collective takes us on a journey through landscapes where time disappears and we are drawn into nature.
Running Time: 00:05:23
Boogie Stomp Pink (United Kingdom) by Stuart Pound
A Boogie dance performed by William & Maeva was downloaded from the internet and vertical sections taken from each frame arranged into 24 panels to show pattern and movement across each second.
Running Time: 00:03:34
You feeling this?!? (United Kingdom) by Yan Hui Chew
An experimental film about capitalism, consumption, and production.
Running Time: 00:03:55