Halftime – 2 April CANCELLED

The screening is cancelled! We hope to be able to screen the programme later during the year.

Halfway to the Uppsala Short Film Festival in October, the festival makes a guest appearance at the Uppsala Art Museum, screening some of the best art films we have encountered since last fall. The films have received acclaim and been awarded at festivals such as Rotterdam, Winterthur and Tampere. The five short films in the programme take on issues of displacement and dislocation, often taking the form of an investigation into the difficulties and possibilities in telling your own story – and the stories of others.



Time: 2nd April at 18:00
Place: Uppsala Art Museum https://konstmuseum.uppsala.se/
Tickets: 60 SEK, sold on Tickster (more information soon)





APPARITION (Ismaïl Bahri, France, 2019, 3 min)

An attempt to reveal a hidden content. Hands explore a photograph found in the archive of the artist’s father. Touching is seeing. Only the shadows cast by the hands reveal what is hidden by the light: a crowd gathering on March 20th, 1956, Tunisia’s independence day. Awarded Tiger Short Award, Rotterdam Film Festival IFFR 2020.

BAB SEPTA (Randa Maroufi, France/Morocco, 2019, 19 min)

A series of reconstructed situations at Ceuta’s gate at the Spanish enclave on Moroccan soil. This site is the gate to Europe and a theatre of the trafficking of goods manufactured and sold at cut-rate prices. It’s a teeming fresco of rigorous choreography of bodies, showing the absurdity of invisible borders, lines, and maps, and the roles these boundaries force us to play. Awarded Grand Prix at Tampere Film Festival 2020, and Grand Prix at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 2019.


A film of three interconnected narratives – a story of the artists’ grandfather, one of ‘the land’, and another detailing an encounter with Nigeria – which the film attempts to tell in as many ways as possible. Recipient of the 2020 Arts Foundation Futures Award for Experimental Short Film and Berwick New Cinema Award 2019.

ZERO (Atong Atem, Australia, 2019, 6 min)

Atong Atem is a South Sudanese artist living in Melbourne. Born in Ethiopia, she spent her first years in Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp before moving to Australia as a child. Her work explores migrant narratives, postcolonial practices in the diaspora, the relationship between public and private spaces and identity through portraiture.

COMMUNICATING VESSELS (Maïder Fortuné/Annie MacDonell, Canada, 2020, 35 min)

An art professor tells the peculiar story of her student E., a strange young woman whose conceptual performance pieces and singular existence leave the professor increasingly adrift. Combining fictional narrative, personal anecdote and private conversation, exploring how we influence each other in ways that are sometimes good, sometimes bad, yet always urgent. It is the fundamental connectedness of all things, how ideas migrate and shapes shift, and the possibility of individuation without individualism. Awarded Tiger Short Award, Rotterdam Film Festival IFFR 2020.