Competition for the best on the edge or experimental film and video-art directed to artists (students, amateurs, independent) from Poland and all over the world
On the Edge -experiment and video-art competition
Kino Forum, 5 Legionowa St.
MY GALACTIC TWIN GALACTION dir. Sasha Svirsky, Russia 2020, 6’33”
THE FANTASTIC dir. Maija Blåfield, Finland 2020, 30′
AVERAGE HAPPINESS dir. Maja Gehrig, Switzerland 2019, 7’03”
VYMEZENI/DELIMITATION dir. Tereza Vejvodová, Czechia 2020, 14’37”
SHIVERING WALL dir. Tseng Yu Chin, Taiwan 2019, 10′
APPARATGEIST dir. Marie-Magdalena Kochová, Czechia 2019, 10’40”
SUQUIA dir. Ezequiel Salinas, Argentina 2019, 13’45”
DÜNE/DUNE dir. Gábor Ulrich, Hungary 2020, 3’30”
director: Marie-Magdalena Kochová
director of photography: Ludvík Otevřel
music: Adam Kratochvíl
Czechia 2019, 10’40”
Fragments of situations, mixing serious with trivial, private with public and internal with external. The film travels through digital intimacy, creating a reflection on the times when we consume the world and simultaneously construct it through the screens of our devices.
director: Maja Gehrig
director of photography: Maja Gehrig
music: Joy Frempong
Switzerland 2019, 7’03”
During a PowerPoint presentation, statistical diagrams are breaking free from the strait-jacket of their coordinates. A trip into the sensual world of statistics begins. Pie charts are melting, arrow diagrams twisting, scatter plots, bar graphs and stock market curves join in a collective climax.
Dűne / Dune
director: Gábor Ulrich
music: Chris Allan Tod
Hungary 2020, 3’30”
The sounds as witnesses. They blurr into memories, half-dreams, it is undecided if they are real or not. Fluctuation between imagination and reality. Rocking pictures in the mind, pulsating dark emotions. A horrible secret in the raging wind of our cells.
My Galactic Twin Galaction
director: Sasha Svirsky
director of photography: Ksenia Shcherbakova, Sasha Svirsky
music: Alexey Prosvirnin
Russia 2020, 6’33”
Good and evil, utopia and dystopia, narrative, and post narrative collide in a mortal battle to entertain the audience.
director: Tseng Yu Chin
Taiwan 2019, 10′
Few teenagers are having a madness house party housed in a darkened room that reverberates with bass like club toilet. Small repetitive movements – a heaving chest, a body shifting for comfort, an absent-minded caress – give life to what might otherwise appear a static frieze. The film has courted controversy with its focus on childhood innocence and the corruptive power of the adult gaze.
director: Ezequiel Salinas
director of photography: Ezequiel Salinas
Argentina 2019, 13’45”
A voyage through the memory of Suquia, a somber river, full of despair and resentment for his people. But as the Nile, the Seine or the Ganges, this river has a lot to whisper about the city he had seen growing in his banks.
director: Maija Blafield
director of photography: Maija Blafield
music: Tuomo Puranen
Finland 2020, 30′
Film about imagination and encountering the unknown. North Korean exiles describe their experiences of watching forbidden foreign films. What did they imagine the world outside to be like on the basis of smuggled fiction films?
“The Fantastic” isn’t a film about North Korea. The film reverses the set-up where westerners are peeping in on the everyday life of the closed-off state. In this film, it is the North Koreans who direct their curiosity at the outside world.
Vymezeni / Delimitation
director: Tereza Vejvodová
director of photography: Dušan Husár
music: Džian Baban
Czechia 2020, 14’37”
The young woman is looking for an apartment in busy metropolis, while overcoming an ubiquitous alienation and trying to find closeness. Film uses combination of stylised movements and expressive dance to discover new forms of film language with emphasis on the role of sound and picture more than dialogue. As she explores the spaces, a new meaning is given to seemingly banalities of everyday life. Physical dialogue with the void begins as the question of space identity in an anonymous cityscape.