HIGHLIGHTS: January 2023 EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Fashion Film: FOREVER BOUND
Best Experimental Film: MEND
Best Cinematography: ALONE
Best Production Design: EGG DAY
Best Sound & Music: AN AVERAGE POET
Best Dance Film: SP.A.CE case Collective “Arrival 2.0”
Best Performances: BACKWARDS
Best Student Film: ETHEREAL

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

FOREVER BOUND, 7min., Italian, Fashion
Directed by Rob Bell
For Forever Bound, we wanted to explore the theme of fate’s adversarial role in a relationship, how destiny, if you believe in such a thing, plays an important role in how our lives turn out. It’s an exciting challenge solving the puzzle of how we are able to communicate such a personal, and yet universally experienced, stage in life. Our aim is that through both action and costume we will be able to artistically portray the inception of a separating thought, consequent tensions, and ultimately the final relief and acceptance of such a painful truth.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

THE WIND IS CALLING MY NAME, 2min., Germany, Fashion
Directed by Stefanie Gartmann

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

MEND, 6min., USA, Experimental
Directed by Ned Farr
A woman, shredded by a bad relationship, tries to pick-up the pieces and put herself back together again…but once broken, can one ever be perfectly mended?

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

AN AVERAGE POET, 9min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Michael Kumar
A satire following the odd mindset of an every day poet.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

ETHEREAL, 8min., USA, Experimental
Directed by Lanbing Lyu, Lamie Doan
Ethereal is a story about a social media influencer girl facing the pressure of being popular.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

ALONE, 5min., France, Experimental
Directed by Victor Badreau
Mathilde has the impression that she is always followed and that she can never be alone. Her quest for solitude leads her to question her relationship with her twin sister.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

EGG DAY, 3min., Australia, Experimental
Directed by Syarisa Yasin, Claudia Dickson, Samantha Oo
A surrealist film in the style of female vaporwave, “Egg Day” explores the complex facets of femininity through scenes that allude to female reproduction. A recurring motif reflects the birth of a powerful warrior from Hindu scripture, Karna, who was born from his mother’s ear. The film’s style takes inspiration from artists such as Maisie Cousins, Petra Collins, and Pipilotti Rist.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

SP.A.CE case Collective “Arrival 2.0”, 8min., Austria, Experimental
Directed by Javier Ubell, Tobias Mertke, Nina Aufderheide, Luzie Nehls-Neuhaus
SP.A.CE case Arrival is a 360° performance that creates imagery through dance and theatre sequences. From this immersive dance performance created by the SP.A.CE case collective; in 2022 the short film version “Arrival 2.0”, which was funded with the cultural program Tanz Digital II in association with Dachverband Tanz Deutschland. The film is the artistic essence of the 50 minute live performance. The filming took place with the invitation from Auf! Auf! Residency program in the Lehar Theatre in Bad Ischl, Austria

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

UNVEILED FROM WINTER, 7min., Canada, Experimental
Directed by Nicolas Padovani
Inspired by the poetry of the landscape during a season’s change and these upset bodies, this project is an attempt to expose the interiority of a season leaving its spot to another.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

BACKWARDS, 10min., USA, Drama
Directed by Sarah Klearman
Oliver can only walk backwards. While he struggles with functioning ‘normally’ in the world, Oliver has figured out how to enjoy life even with his ‘condition’. He loves flying kites and can do it well since walking backwards lends itself to this activity. An avid kite collector, Oliver responds to a craigslist ad for a kite and picks it up in an awkward exchange before heading to the park. While at the park, he has an unexpected encounter and can suddenly walk forwards.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


By experimentalfilmfestival

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

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