The films in this programme are a part of the International Competition.
MON 21/10 AT 15:00 SLOTTS
THU 24/10 AT 21:00 SLOTTS
VIDEO HOME SYSTEM
The video traces the convergence of popular culture and politics in Pakistan during the 1980s and 1990s. It showcases the connections between pop culture and nationalism, and how bootleg economies kept the cinema industry alive during periods of censorship.
CANADA 2018. Experimental/Documentary. 19 min. DIRECTION/PRODUCTION/SCRIPT: Sharlene Bamboat PHOTOGRAPHY: Maria-
Saroja Ponn Ambalam. Sharlene Bamboat, b 1984 in Karachi, is an artist working predominantly in film, video, and installation. Her work uses humour to explore the relationship between memory and desire, animating histories of South Asian diasporas and national belongings. She currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Special Works School (2018), The Wind Sleeps Standing Up (2017), Empire Symbol, Or a Man and His Mule (2015), In Queer Corners (2013)
Many cities or countries have a distinct malaise. They are places that could be Portugal, so sunk in a painful longing for the past, and where each tension of the present is only the tip of an iceberg that is explained in successive retreats that can go straight until the origin of the species, at least.
PORTUGAL 2019. Fiction. 23 min. DIRECTION/PRODUCTION: Jorge Jácome. Jorge Jácome, b 1988, completed his degree in Cinema at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema as a director and editor. In 2009 he took part of the project “Main Trends in Portuguese Contemporary Cinema,” a study about the past ten years of Portuguese filmmaking. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Flores (2017), Fiesta Forever (2016), A GUEST + A HOST = A GHOST (2015), Plutão (2013)
Five Dutch girls take us on an imaginative journey through the memories and images they have of their parents’ experiences of the war in the former Yugoslavia. It is in the darkness, in the shadows, that these events unfold and we can become part of the intimate spheres of their family homes.
THE NETHERLANDS 2019. Documentary. 18 min. DIRECTION/SCRIPT: Eliane Esther Bots PRODUCTION: Manon Bovenkerk PHOTOGRAPHY: Daniel De Olivier Adonato, Herman Van Den Bosch. Eliane Esther Bots, b 1986, graduated from the University of
the Arts Utrecht in 2008 and participated in the post-graduate program “Document and Contemporary Art” at École Européenne Supérieure de l’image in 2012. In 2016 she graduated cum laude with a Master of Film at the Film Academy in Amsterdam. She has been programming for the Go Short Film Festival, curating for the Master of Film at the Film Academy in Amsterdam, and currently works as a lecturer in Moving Image at the University of the Arts in Utrecht. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: The Brick House (2016), We Can’t Come from Nothing (2014), Conversations (2014), The Keeper (2014), The Dome & the Cone of Silence (2012), The Captain and the Boy (2012)
Separate projections combine, unifying, becoming whole. Twelve animated projections combine to develop a rhythmic dialogue exploring the intrinsic relationship between sound and image using 16mm film, paint, and a projector. This project is available as a short film, an immersive installation, and in virtual reality.
UK 2019. Animation/Experimental. 5 min. DIRECTION/PRODUCTION/PHOTOGRAPHY/ANIMATION: Ross Hogg. Ross Hogg is an award-winning animation filmmaker based in Edinburgh who focuses on creating dexterous, hand-crafted animation using a variety of materials, celebrating the vibrancy and physicality of the medium. He won the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award for Animation in 2014, the BAFTA Scotland Award for Short Film in 2016, and the BAFTA Scotland Award for Animation in 2017. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Just Agree Then (co-directed)(2018, also screened at this year’s festival), Life Cycles (2016), Isabella (co-directed) (2015, screened at Uppsala), Scribbledub (2014), Spectators (2013), The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat (2013)
Louis, an artist, and his wife, Michelle, have been experiencing strange events for a little while now. The world around them seems to be changing. Slowly, furniture, objects, and people become less real. They deconstruct, disintegrate.
FRANCE 2019. Animation. 12 min. DIRECTION/SCRIPT: Bruno Collet PRODUCTION: Jean-François Le Corre PHOTOGRAPHY: Fabien Drouet ANIMATION: Rodolphe Dubreuil, Julien Leconte, Souad Wedell, Marion Le Guillou, Bilitis Levilllain, Gilles Coirier. Bruno Collet, b 1965 in Saint-Brieuc, France, got his Art Degree from The Fine Arts of Rennes in 1990. From 1993, he worked as a set designer on numerous productions in stop-motion before starting, in 2001, his career as an author-director. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: His War (2012), Small Gamers (2010), The Little Dragon (2009), The Day of Glory… (2007), Rip#2 (666 – Mauvais Contact) (2006), RIP (2005), Rip#1 (Mauvais OEil) (2005)
I GOT MY THINGS AND LEFT
A group of individuals meet at the home of their deceased friend for a wake. Though he died at a young age, he led a singular life in a conformist society. They spend the evening in remembrance of him and his creative legacy, reflecting on their own life paths.
SWITZERLAND/RWANDA 2019. Fiction. 20 min. DIRECTION: Philbert Aimé Mbabazi Sharangabo PRODUCTION: Simone Spani. Philbert Aimé Mbabazi Sharangabo, b 1990 in Rwanda, directed three shorts that screened at international film festivals before
attending the Haute École d’Art et de Design in Geneva. After graduating in 2017, he returned to Rwanda where he is currently writing his first feature film. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Versus (2016, screened at Uppsala), The Liberators (2016), City Dropout