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All Still OrbitDane Komljen, James Lattimer IFFR 2016 23′
A breathtaking quest for the dream the imposing city of Brasilia was based on, a marked contrast with the chaos of the adjacent construction workers' village.
an is that isn't alwaysRichard T. Walker IFFR 2016 9′
Absurdism, cultural references and a great soundtrack are the ingredients of this contemplation of our experience and understanding of reality.
B-ROLL with AndreJames N. Kienitz Wilkins IFFR 2016 18′
A documentary-style detective with anonymous testimony about Andre, who proves more than just a brilliant crook. Clichés scrutinised with humour.
Cinéma concretMakino Takashi IFFR 2016 23′
Shadow presences gradually emerge in Japanese filmmaker Makino Takashi’s abstract cinema composed of layers upon layers of natural imagery that awaken the senses.
Dag'aaShadi Habib Allah IFFR 2016 19′
A tough journey with a Bedouin group across the Sinai Peninsula, far from habitation. Everything seems to take place outside political and historical frameworks.
The DoubleRoy Villevoye, Jan Dietvorst IFFR 2016 21′
An exacting sculpture of a middle-aged white man is hammered out in a studio. Voices bring him to life, but who is he really?
Dream English Kid 1964-1999 ADMark Leckey IFFR 2016 23′
Musical ode to the late 20th century with found film excerpts, ads and pop music, full of memories and experiences from Mark Leckey’s life.
Elle pis son charLoïc Darses IFFR 2016 28′
Years later, a woman decides to confront the man who abused her as a child with what he has done to her. Ultimately, her son finishes the job.
Engram of ReturningDaïchi Saïto IFFR 2016 19′
Accompanied by an extraordinary improvisational score, Engram of Returning is an epic 35mm metaphysical travelogue that reveals a supernal world which pulses and flickers with formal patterns and deep hues.
Establishing EdenPersijn Broersen, Margit Lukács IFFR 2016 10′
Broersen & Lukács recreated the landscapes of New Zealand as confiscated by the entertainment industry to establish it as a new Land of Eden.
Faux départYto Barrada IFFR 2016 23′
False Start observes the elaborate fossil industry in Morocco and is a sly meditation on authenticity and a paean to the creativity of the 'preparators'.
Letters from PandurangaNguyen Trinh Thi IFFR 2016 35′
In Vietnamese artist Thi Nguyen’s tranquil essay film, a letter exchange unveils the changing uses of space in various provinces and the different ways its inhabitants remember history.
Night Soil - Economy of LoveMelanie Bonajo IFFR 2016 32′
Night Soil - Economy of Love portrays a Brooklyn-based movement of female sex workers who regard their work as a way for women to reclaim power in a male-dominated pleasure zone.
NightlifeCyprien Gaillard IFFR 2016 15′
A sensationally colourful nighttime drive with a relentless soundtrack. Cinema and music become a sculpture rich in hidden political references.
not even nothing can be free of ghostsRainer Kohlberger IFFR 2016 11′
Made without camera or film, Austrian artist Rainer Kohlberger’s algorithm-based abstractions engulf the cinema space with their light rhythms and optical vibrations.
NovaciériesJonathan Debrouwer, Marine Brutti, Arthur Harel IFFR 2016 16′
A mysterious merging of cinema, performance and home video. A dancer practices his jumpstyle choreography in an empty steelworks.
One.Two.ThreeVincent Meessen IFFR 2016 35′
This work explores the unknown participation of Congolese intellectuals in the Situationist International movement, especially the student M'Belolo who wrote a protest song in May 1968.
Painting with History in a Room Filled with People with Funny Names 3Korakrit Arunanondchai IFFR 2016 24′
Drones replace divine spirits in Thai artist Korakrit Arunanondchai’s explosive film that contemplates the place for spirituality today through body painting, performative expression and catchy hip hop.
Le ParkRanda Maroufi IFFR 2016 14′
Portrait of youths in an abandoned amusement park in Casablanca, in meaningful tableaus inspired by social media. "I am here, I exist."
SEA STATE 6Charles Yi Yong Lim IFFR 2016 10′
With mesmerising intensity, Singaporean artist Charles Lim’s camera dives deep underwater to investigate the changing state of the sea caused by storage facilities and sand deposits.
Solitary Acts (4, 5, 6)IFFR 2016 25′
These three films follow a young girl through her teenage years while she explores her sexuality and discovers her perversions. Humorous, intimate and confrontational.
Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 1IFFR 2016
Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2IFFR 2016
Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 3IFFR 2016
Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 4IFFR 2016
Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 5IFFR 2016
Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 6IFFR 2016
Tout le monde aime le bord de la merKeina Espiñeira IFFR 2016 18′
A group of men are waiting on the coast for passage to Europe. They play themselves in a fiction film.