Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Long Form Short Film: ZEPHYR
Best Short Form Short Film: BLACK RAINBOW
Best Student Film: LEXI
Best Fashion Film: THE POWER IS YOURS
Best Sound & Music: UNBORN
Best Performances:
Best Cinematography: BLANK SPACE
Best Direction: Gjurmë (Trails)
Best Experimental: FORCE MAJEURE
Best Art Film: SAUDADE

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

LEXI, 22min., USA, Experimental
Directed by Chloe Chen
Lexi, a desperate actress, can’t perform well in front of the camera because of her tragic past and introverted and manic-depressive personality. She can only release herself when she is alone. When she was hesitating whether to give up her acting career, the director who cooperated with her ten years ago talked about his SINS……

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

ZEPHYR, 33min., UK, Musical
Directed by Jack Tierney
Following the journey of a young boy into old age, this 30 minute visual poem is about finding balance – a dynamic exploration into the unconscious processes that shape our everyday lives. From the playfulness of childhood to the complexities of adult life, we join the film as a mediator between intellect and intuition, movement and stillness, light and dark.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

BLANK SPACE, 5min., Canada, Experimental
Directed by Elias Djemil-Matassov
Sounds. Bright lights. Demands to meet. Fast-paced everyday life. What happens when we press pause and allow ourselves to explore the space inside our creative minds? A blank space where all possibilities exist.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

BLACK RAINBOW, 9min., Egypt, Experimental
Directed by Omar Aly Hussein
A girl entering her home showing her dull
Life then she falls asleep and have a panic attack showing parallel time line of her subconscious struggling with a dance with a voice over narrating how she feels and other poems to encourage to get out of the attack.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

Gjurmë (Trails), 14min,. Netherlands, Experimental
Directed by Gentian Doda, Dimo Kirilov Milev
The compression of space and time
The loss of long-term memory
The erosion and the trails…

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

FORCE MAJEURE, 6min., Canada, Experimental
Directed by John Korsrud
Multiple layers of visual and sonic poly-rhythms create the foundation of Force Majeure. With propulsive drumming, intricate instrumental and visual cross rhythms, this exciting work focuses on the concept of tension and release, using stylized and distorted household objects as its visual basis.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

THE POWER IS YOURS, 7min., France, Fashion
Directed by Urivaldo Lopes
I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me.” – Kwame Nkrumah (First President of Ghana). These words have marked the mind of Steeven Kodjia, Founder and Creative Director of the brand French Deal. These words led him to Ghana, kingdom of the Ashanti people, to imagery his KODJIA beret collection through the Fashion Film “The Power Is Yours.”. It is Africa that parades before our amazed eyes. Mixing times and fights. The KODJIA berets speak of the memories of the great leaders of the motherland and its Afro-descendants.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

UNBORN, 2min., Turkey, Fashion
Directed by Ahmet Narinoglu
Unborn, is a poetic exploration of reconciling with an unborn child which represents unrealized expectations, unfulliled dreams, and lost love. The movie questions the doctrine that all events have been bounded by destiny, usually with reference to the eventual fate of the individual soul and the paradox of the free will. While the white gives a lightness that balances the weight of the issues that make up the existence of the the movie, black represents the opposite, colorlessness and darkness. As a result, this collection turns into objects that remind us of experiences such as existence-nonexistence, life-death, that we have lived or will live.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

SAUDADE, 31min., Portugal, Dance/Experimental
Directed by Sandra Cristina Pires Lopes, Sandra Ramy, Equis Alfonso Valdes, Inti Herrera
Portugal & Cuba, two cultures separated by the ocean.
The intimate relationship that each one maintains with the sea has been the link. This sea has made us look at each other.
The relationship with the distant, the unattainable and with the earth, has returned us to a space of understanding of the human.
This piece asks: What is recorded in the land of the one who leaves for the sea? What’s left in which part of what leaves on the ground? What is Saudade?

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

METAPHYSICAL RECLAMATIONS, 13min., USA, Animation/Experimental
Directed by Mary Flanagan
Metaphysical Reclamations is an experimental short created entirely with raw AI-Generated imagery. To create the video I rendered nearly one hundred thousand unique images related to city centers and skyscrapers fused with natural scenes and trees. My aim is to consider the anthropocene by collaborating with an artificial intelligence. I engineer prompts that draws from a pattern language determined by word-to-image keyword associations culled from massive datasets for AI training, and whatever results I have gotten — sometimes cut short because I was pushed off shared machine cycles for Silicon Valley projects. As a tactician interested in the collaborative process of working with code as a form of speculative research practice, I aim to document trajectories, good and bad matches, bizarre sequences, errors and glitches and render these in time based media. The sounds emerge from a variety of natural and technologically mediated sources.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


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Festival occurs 3 times a month! Showcased the best of experimental short films and music videos from around the world.

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