Get to know the short film: REQUEMBARREN, 16min, Spain, Experimental

Short Film Playing at the July 20th Experimental Film Festival

Beatrice is a young woman who leaves home to look for Requembarren. After listening to the sad man, to the profaner, and to the incestuous man, she reflects on what happens to her on the journey.

Román Rubert Bernat
Director
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  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 29, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Spain
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain
  • Film Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
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Get to know the short film: STRANGE BEASTS, 5min, UK, Experimental

Short Film Playing at the July 20th Experimental Film Festival

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‘Strange Beasts’ is an augmented reality game. It allows you to create and grow your own ‘pet’. How far can it go?

Magali Barbe
Director
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Get to know the short film: 65.5 WOMEN, 6min, Norway, Experimental

Short Film Playing at the July 20th Experimental Film Festival

To understand a recent failure, a young man writes a statistic of all the women he ever slept with.
As he tries to simplify all of his affairs into simple characteristics the memories start to take over, leaving him to face the only one he truly wanted.

Liv Mari Mortensen
Director
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  • Project Title (Original Language):
    65,5 kvinner
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    drama, experimental, poem, love, women
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    2,900 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Norway
  • Country of Filming:
    Norway
  • Film Language:
    Norwegian
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Film Color:
    Color

Get to know the short film: ICARO, 11min, Brazil, Experimental

Short Film Playing at the July 20th Experimental Film Festival

PosterBased on the Greek tragedy, Icaro is a Brazilian modern adaptation of the iconic struggle; a man who seeks liberation from an environment in which he feels caged and powerless. Where myths tell us that our fate is determined by a greater force than our own, Icaro is a poetic film which illustrates how our fate is also determined by choice. Icaro must reach his own decisions on how his profession as an elevator operator will ultimately affect him, a profession which is still widely in use in Brazil. The film touches multiple aspects of Brazil’s complex society.

Carla Shah
Director
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  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Fiction
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    3,950 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Film Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Get to know the short film: HOPE, 4min, Iceland, Experimental

Short Film Playing at the July 20th Experimental Film Festival

Hope plakat kho lokaThe apocalypse is coming. A lonely and bitter nun seeks for help to let go of her past and finally be free. The lights go out. The lights are turned on. And suddenly there is a change.

  • Knútur Haukstein Ólafsson
    Director
  • Knútur Haukstein Ólafsson
    Writer
  • Knútur Haukstein Ólafsson
    Producer
  • Bryndís Haraldsdóttir
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Hope
  • Film Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    Horror, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 27, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    115 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iceland
  • Country of Filming:
    Iceland
  • Film Language:
    Icelandic
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color

Get to know the short film: BODY WITHOUT ORGANS, 2min, USA, Experimental

Playing at the July 20th Experimental Film Festival

Directed by Mark Franz

“body without organs” is an experimental animation that explores the mystical singularity of the body in terms of its separate functioning parts. Philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari use this term to refer to the “cosmic egg” of life.

  • Film Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Director Statement

    My art is informed by two separate disciplines: Literature and Design. In regard to my research in Literature, it has been common for me to focus on 20th century American Literature, and its preoccupations with subculture, moral climate change, and political disenchantment. These ideas are prominent in my research and artwork, and it has become my pleasure to find unique ways to communicate these ideas visually. Poetry, as an excellent model for the non‐linear narrative, as well as its ability to concentrate imagery, is a primary source for inspiration in this regard. These ideas provide a strong foundation for pursuing further development in the design world.

    My interest in design began primarily in the graphic arts as a chance to bring poetic imagery to life and was extended, as it became a possibility to reach a large audience through innovative design. The field of design has been plagued by its power in advertisement and its ability to be profitable. However, several artists throughout recent history have been successful at overcoming this obstacle and have been able to use design as a tool for communicating social responsibility. I strive to do the same. In the field of motion graphics in particular, motion design has been used extensively as a tool for storytelling and poetic expression. Inside these opportunities is where my art comes to fruition. It is often stated that people desire to hear the same stories told in different ways. While this may be too simplistic, it is true that there are a few themes in literary history that are often repeated, themes that resonate a uniquely human experience. My artwork works to capture these themes in a non‐linear fashion as a marriage of poetry and design. Often this proves to be a difficult endeavor, but it is this challenge that helps me stay passionate and diligent as an artist.