Shorts 2: The One With the Flicker

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38 River Road Josh Weissbach

7 min., 2016, USA/Switzerland

The voice of a figureless character is heard. The figure of a voiceless character is seen. A sequence of estranged voicemails is framed by unidentified events. Fear resides in the gesture of a telling.

Unknown Hours Calum Walter

12 min., 2016, USA

Unknown Hours studies a precarious nightscape. An observer journeys down a main street in Chicago towards a neighborhood known for its nightlife. The moving image is slowed to reveal the intermittence of street lights and sports bar televisions. A camera peers into the moments between events.

Ocean Hill Drive Lina Sieckmann and Miriam Gossing

20 min., 2016, USA/Germany

Ocean Hill Drive examines a rare phenomenon, the so-called‚ shadowflicker’, that occurs in a suburban area on the outskirts of Boston. As a result of an erroneously installed wind turbine, the flicker effect, which brings to mind structuralist experimental cinema, appears instead in documentary images showing the landscape and architecture of a Massachusetts coast town.

Luna E Santur Joshua Gen Solondz

10 min., 2016, USA

‘‘A visually assaultive threnody for losses never fully revealed and composed for monstrous times, LUNA E SANTUR mingles sex and death with the supernatural and subnaturalistic.”-Colin Beckett

Sea With No Name Emi Linnakoski

36 min., 2015, Finland/Estonia

Desert. Sand blowing in eyes, back bent down, limbs heavy of waiting. Wallpapers reflecting the light beams from cars outside on the streets. Hands reaching warmth under the blanket or resting on thermostat. When rejection and abandoning has beaten you repeatedly they sculpt themselves in human memory, all the way through your body.

Landscape in Tuula`s eyes is silent, days resemble one another, then suddenly a song blossoms in this desert, like a flower waking up at night. In that song she reveals herself to us. What kind of a prison has she built with only one feel – fear of abandoning?

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