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: NOVEMBER UNDER ASHES, 3min, France, Music Video

Short Film Playing at the July 20th Experimental Film Festival

November under ashes is a cri du coeur, a song, an hymn in which personal and national mournings are melted, a heartbeat of fear, of strength and an ode to life. Under the ashes of a dear person and of scores of innocent people killed in Paris attacks, on the 13th of November, a young woman retraces her subway route and thoughts details which leads her to see the death by singing the life.

  • Camille Laloux
    Director
  • Camille Laloux
    Writer
  • Neogene Music
    Producer
  • Zoé Simpson
    Key Cast
  • Zoé Simpson
    Music
  • Malcolm Crespin
    Music
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Novembre sous les cendres
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 12, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    100 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Film Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, H264, Canon
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and 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.