The short film section is one of the largest programmes of its kind in Europe, bringing numerous short film professionals to Rotterdam. Short films occupy a prominent position throughout the programme. They are everywhere but espesially as part of the compilations which are screened at the short film headquarters LantarenVenster. The combined programmes in the Deep Focus section are:
Films in ‘Deep Focus Short’
Tribute to Art #2Frank Scheffer IFFR 2016 14′
Homage to art approaches the undefinable phenomenon using a circular motion taking in images and sound. Compressed associations of a highly poetic nature. Screens before De Waarneming/The Perception.
Harbour CitySimon Liu IFFR 2016 14′
Hong Kong’s hyperactive fish market in overwhelming colours. Every screening is unique as projection requires two 16mm projectors.
ChorusJosh Lewis IFFR 2016 17′
'Direct Film' was made by making two basic photochemical film processes conflict on the film emulsion’s surface. The result is absolutely hypnotising.
Still LightNova Paul IFFR 2016 7′
Homage to New Zealand poet and filmmaker Joanna Margaret Paul has the same radical simplicity as her work. Fresh, sweet film poem with a beautiful lemon.