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Abu Ammar Is ComingNaeem Mohaiemen IFFR 2017 6′
A picture shot by a Magnum photographer proves to be a teasing enigma. Arabic newspapers claim it as evidence of Bangladeshi fighters in the PLO (Fatah faction). (LUX)
all-around junior maleLindsay McIntyre IFFR 2017 8′
A portrait of a young Nunamiut athlete, focusing on the materiality of film and its surface textures. (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre)
AmoraEzra Wube IFFR 2017 2′
An ink animation on a window. Each painting is photographed and washed away, exposing the unconscious consumption of time. (Ezra Wube)
Atlante 1783Maria Giovanna Cicciari IFFR 2017 25′
A romantic, rough-edged Mediterranean landscape. Atlante 1783 searches for clues in Calabria, where the 1783 earthquake re-wrote geology and history.
Ayhan and Mebelit sağ IFFR 2017 14′
Ayhan and Me explicitly discusses its own production and censorship in Turkey, and incisively examines the power of images and freedom of speech.
Bad Mama, Who CaresBrigid McCaffrey IFFR 2017 12′
Exceptional portrait of a geologist and her home, somewhere near a remote railway line in the middle of nowhere, among geological faults and the desert winds.
Behind the FacadeIFFR 2017
An interior, a sheet of paper, a car-free motorway and a bright blue sky explode in a surfeit of colour. Precise observations, scintillating rituals and curious conversations remove the mask.
Black & WhiteIFFR 2017
IFFR invited 16 independent distributors of video art and experimental film from the DINAMO network to each submit a film title on the theme 'black & white'.
Black and White FilmRobert Huot IFFR 2017 9′
A woman reveals her naked body and gradually paints it. When she has become invisible, the film fades to total darkness. (Light Cone)
Blue Sky from PainStéphanos Mangriotis, Hyacinthe Pavlides IFFR 2017 15′
A man has been locked up without knowing why. Where is he? And for how long? The camera studies the empty spaces whilst he talks.
IFFR invited 16 independent distributors of video art and experimental film from the DINAMO network to each submit a film title on the theme 'borderless'.
Bridge over Troubled WaterJaakko Pallasvuo, Jari Kallio, Antti Jussila IFFR 2017 28′
This film re-imagines 1960s musical duo Simon & Garfunkel as time-travelling protagonists and follows them as they navigate past, present and future post-human landscapes.
Um campo de aviaçãoJoana Pimenta IFFR 2017 14′
Speculative geological fiction links a living mountain obscured by mist to the story of a rubble-engulfed modernist city.
The Captured Light of an InstantLichun Tseng IFFR 2017 20′
Restlessness becomes concentration. Lichun Tseng’s film, inspired by Fernando Pessoa’s personal observations, is a layered, 35 mm experience in which time and place coalesce.
Cardinal DirectionsIFFR 2017
Movement because it’s possible, because you have to, because you are dragged along in search of a new country. From historic contemplations and an abstract road trip to waiting for freedom; the various tempos pull you along and allow you to pause for a moment.
ChacaritaGuillermina Buzio IFFR 2017 3′
After 28 years, Guillermina Buzio returns to Buenos Aires to collect her mother's ashes. (Vtape)
Chicxulub – Tierra ExtraterrestreHelene Garberg IFFR 2017 6′
A taxi driver talks about the meteoric rocks on the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico that is famous due to dinosaur extinction.
Children of LirKatherin McInnis IFFR 2017 6′
Children of Lir is made entirely from still photographs from the LIFE Magazine archives. An impressive flicker creates a sense of depth and motion to the picture sequences.
CilaosCamilo Restrepo IFFR 2017 13′
Carried by the spell-binding rhythm of the Maloya, a ritual chant from Reunion Island, Cilaos explores the deep, murky ties that bind the dead and the living.
Ciudad MayaAndrés Padilla Domene IFFR 2017 24′
In Merida, Mexico, science fiction and documentary are probed to deconstruct the contemporary image of Mayan identity.
The Colour of His HairIFFR 2017 21′
Drama and documentary merge in an impressionistic meditation on outlawed queer life and the struggle for gay rights in the UK in the 1960s.
DAT LIKWID LANDIFFR 2017 29′
Wandering through New Orleans and its cemeteries, a notebook is found. The search for its origins leads into the far corners of the city and the surrounding swamps.
Delete BeachPhil Collins IFFR 2017 7′
Visual artist Phil Collins collaborated with one of Japan’s leading animation studios and composer Mica Levi to create a futuristic tale about anti-capitalist resistance in a carbon-based society.
Disseminate and HoldRosa Barba IFFR 2017 21′
Disseminate and Hold tracks the Minhocão, or 'giant earthworm': an elevated highway in São Paulo. It subtly connects Brazil’s ambitious architectural past to its troubled political present.
DOA (Dead on arrival)Manuel Saiz IFFR 2017 17′
An inescapable film about the wide range of possibilities of being simultaneously dead and alive; as exemplified in medicine, history, literature and religious beliefs.
Eaves ApartSebastian Buerkner IFFR 2017 5′
Patterns of night travel and night travel in patterns. Eaves Apart is a brilliantly coloured collage of overheard conversations, transitory sights, crowds, rain-lashed windows.
The Edges of DagenhamPeter Wareing IFFR 2017 10′
A man is stranded in the London borough of Dagenham, seemingly unable to move. He finds some unexplained items. (Circuit)
Everything Turns...IFFR 2017 12′
Open investigation of number mythology. An almanac of time, space and place on Super-8 film, humorously referencing Hans Richter.
Explosion Ma BabyPauline Curnier Jardin IFFR 2017 9′
It is August. Feel the suffocating heat of the sun penetrating your skin. Screams, colours, chants, garlands of money, explosions, and the angelic icon of San Sebastian.
Eye FarmIFFR 2017 20′
What we eat shapes how we see. The video by artist Beny Wagner explores the relationship between agriculture and perception through the parallel tools of image production and industrial agriculture.
Film DisplaySeo Shunzo IFFR 2017 5′
Film Display shows how movement is created in film. Hundreds of short shots slowly become a recognisable movement.
FireLucy Parker IFFR 2017 6′
Two women experiment with various arduous methods to ignite a fire in this combination of negative and positive film images. (LUX)