THU 24/10 AT 21:00 REGINA
FRI 25/10 AT 13:00 SLOTTS
A young man from a marginal neighbourhood of Bogotá earns his living by singing rap on the city bus. He dreams of traveling to Ecuador to take part in a music contest and leave everything behind. One day, his routine is disrupted by the unexpected presence of his little sister, who followed him in secret. The violence around him puts his dream of a better life to a hard test.
ITALY/COLOMBIA 2019. Fiction. 18 min. DIRECTION/SCRIPT/PRODUCTION: Annalisa Vozza PHOTOGRAPHY: Diego Barajas. Annalisa Vozza is an Italian director. In 2009, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursue an MFA degree in Writing/Directing Fiction in New York. In 2011, she received the Directors Guild of America “Best Woman Student Filmmaker” Jury Award for her short film, Alex. Her films have been showcased at various international film festivals. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Alex (2011), Jalla, Girls! (2009), Fabbrica di Martini (2008), Lo sai dov’era il Muro? (2008), Curio (2007), Il cinema alla fine del mondo (2007).
BLACK BUS STOP
At a bus stop in Charlottesville on the University of Virginia campus, black students are sitting on a bench. A collage of voice-overs reminisces about legendary meetings at the Black Bus Stop – and then, at an advanced hour, the site transforms into a stage for political and personal exchanges, much like it did 30 years ago. Dance and performance, power and courage. A journey through the past to rise up for the future.
USA 2019. Documentary/Experimental. 9 min. DIRECTION: Kevin Jerome Everson, Claudrena N. Harold PRODUCTION: Kevin Jerome, Claudrena N. Harold, Madeleine Molyneaux PHOTOGRAPHY: Kevin Jerome. Kevin Jerome Everson, b 1965, is a Professor of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. His paintings, sculptures, photographs and films have been exhibited extensively internationally. Claudrena N. Harold is a Professor of African American and African Studies and History at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. The two have been collaborating since 2013. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Hampton (2019), 70 kg (2017), How Can I Ever Be Late (2017), We Demand (2016), Fastest Man in the State (2016), Sugarcoated Arsenic (2014), U. of Virginia Charlottesville, VA 1976 (2014).
Darren and Matt write a song about what’s to come.
SINGAPORE 2018. Fiction. 11 min. DIRECTION/PRODUCTION: Kris Ong. Kris Ong, b 1993, is a writer/director from Singapore. At the Singapore Short Film Awards in 2014, her film Bird became the festival’s most nominated ever with 8 nominations, including Best Director and Best Fiction. In 2017, she graduated from the University of Melbourne with a BFA in Screenwriting. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Bird (2013), Every Single Night (2013).
Convenience, not choice. Efficiency, not freedom. Frictionless experience: a data musical against automated propaganda. The film, shot in Dakar with the participation of leading Senegalese musicians, poets, and graffiti artists, probes the insidious but comprehensive threats to human rights and agency posed by the rise of the quantification and algorithmic management of daily life.
UK/AUSTRIA 2019. Experimental/Fiction. 14 min. DIRECTION/ANIMATION/PHOTOGRAPHY/PRODUCTION: Manu Luksch SCRIPT: Manu Luksch, Mukul Patel. Over the past 20 years, Manu Luksch has been researching the effects of emerging technologies on daily life, social relations, urban space, and political structures. Her work is included, amongst others, in the Collection de Centre Pompidou, the BFI National Archive, and the Core Collection at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Third Quarterly Report (2016; double projection), Unknown Territories (2014), Sympathetic Nervous System (2009), Faceless (2007), Broadbandit Highway (2001), So Oder Anders (1996).
SHEEP, WOLF AND A CUP OF TEA…
At night, while family members indulge in curious rituals before sleeping, a child invokes a wolf from the bottom of a box hidden under his bed. Disturbing sheep then besiege the door of his bedroom.
FRANCE 2019. Animation. 12 min. DIRECTION: Marion Lacourt PRODUCTION: Edwina Liard. Marion Lacourt is an illustrator, an engraver, and, by extension, a filmmaker living and working in Paris. She graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris after studying lithography at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Page d’écriture (2014).
This is the story of a group of teenagers from the suburbs of North-West region of Paris that meets up for a party at the end of the metro A line. We follow them in their wanderings, supposedly taking them from the Cergy station to Marne-la-Vallée.
FRANCE 2019. Fiction. 30 min. DIRECTION: Manon Vila PRODUCTION: Nora Rotman. Manon Vila obtained her Bachelor at the High School of Arts and Design in Geneva and graduated with a special distinction from the jury in the Master of Fine Arts at Goldsmith College in 2013.