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As Without So WithinManuela de Laborde IFFR 2017 25′
Meditation on a frozen universe of continuously changing sculptural objects that makes great use of 16mm’s saturated colours. The ultimate film to experience in the black box.
AugustOmer Fast IFFR 2017 15′
Shot in 3D with surreal dream sequences, August is based on the life and work of renowned Cologne photographer August Sander (1876-1964).
CloacinaeSerge Onnen, Sverre Fredriksen IFFR 2017 25′
This animation features Chinese shadow puppets and a plethora of pre-cinematographic techniques and follows a coin that has fallen into the sewer.
El cuento de AntoniaJorge Cadena IFFR 2017 30′
Graduation film about young Antonia who – in her virginal white dress – undergoes an undefined religious ritual. A visionary tale of contemporary Colombia.
DeletionEsther Urlus IFFR 2017 12′
Impressive immersive explosion of coloured granules with a dark undertone referencing something unseen, yet perhaps tangible.
FajrLois Patiño IFFR 2017 12′
Three figures appear from the gloom. Dawn gives the abstract silhouettes in the desert increasing volume, while the call to prayer breaks the silence.
From Source to PoemRosa Barba IFFR 2017 12′
Artistic take on the world’s largest archive of audio cassettes, wax discs, vinyl, television, film, video and hard disks. What will the future of western cultural history bring?
Fuddy DuddyIFFR 2017 5′
Fuddy Duddy is a mesmerising animation that uses the motif of the grid to blow it completely to pieces.
Holy GodVladlena Sandu IFFR 2017 25′
"Self-portrait. In 1998 our family came under armed attack. We were able to escape and we fled Grozny. We have been silent about it since." (Vladlena Sandu)
Information SkiesMetahaven IFFR 2017 24′
Information Skies is a fascinating form of science-fiction, fusing three genres – live action, anime-like animation and digital abstraction – into a highly original film.
Into All That Is HereLaure Prouvost IFFR 2017 10′
Something crawls through the earth’s slimy darkness and explodes in a riot of colour, images and sensations full of humour, passion and lust.
JoanneIFFR 2017 12′
Artist Simon Fujiwara’s portrait of his former art teacher is a meta-narrative on identity. Together, they seek to reclaim her image after her private semi-nude photos went public.
Last Days of LeningradMaria Zennström IFFR 2017 28′
Recorded in a small apartment in a city known in 1989 as Leningrad. That life no longer exists, the film is now a time capsule.
The Lost ObjectIFFR 2017 13′
A film studio; a simple room with a bed, chair, desk and sink; a crew. And a mysterious object. What more is needed for a tensive film?
Lunar DialGao Yuan IFFR 2017 15′
Painter Gao Yuan’s experimental animation is composed of a series of surreal scenes. Objects and people find themselves in unusual situations where rules of gravity and structure do not apply.
Meridian PlainLaura Kraning IFFR 2017 18′
Meridian Plain maps an enigmatic distant landscape excavated from hundreds of thousands of archival still images, forecasting visions of a possible future, transmitted from a mechanical eye.
No Shooting StarsBasim Magdy IFFR 2017 14′
A poetic story from the depths of the ocean in merged images referencing humanity’s relationship with the sea, supported by a hypnotising soundtrack.
Nyo vweta NaftaIco Costa IFFR 2017 21′
In Mozambique, director Ico Costa explores the textures of human behaviour as he follows young men who wonder what lies beyond their immediate surroundings. Shot on 16mm.
On Generation and CorruptionMakino Takashi IFFR 2017 26′
Borrowing its title from a treatise by Aristotle, Makino Takashi's latest film is an abstract work that finds its drive in the clash between light and darkness.
Rubber Coated SteelLawrence Abu Hamdan IFFR 2017 21′
A tribunal for the sounds of deadly gunfire. The victims’ silence is amplified through the absence of emotion, the sound of ammo and voices.
SakhisonaPrantik Basu IFFR 2017 26′
A dig in a West-Bengal village unearths lots of stories and objects that lay hidden for too long.
Super TabooSu Hui-yu IFFR 2017 19′
Based on a pornographic book from the 1980s, Taiwanese artist Su Hui-yu’s immersive two-channel video brings frozen tableaux of a forest orgy to life.
Tiger Competition for Short Films 1IFFR 2017
This programme features new works by Makino Takashi, Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Prantik Basu.
Tiger Competition for Short Films 2IFFR 2017
This programme highlights new work from Jorge Cadena, Esther Urlus, Laure Prouvost and Su Hui-yu.
Tiger Competition for Short Films 3IFFR 2017
This programme consists of new works by Maria Zennström, Rosa Barba, Basim Magdy, Serge Onnen and Sverre Fredriksen.
Tiger Competition for Short Films 4IFFR 2017
This programme focuses on new work by Sebastián Diaz Morales, Gao Yuan, Laura Kraning and Vladlena Sandu.
Tiger Competition for Short Films 5IFFR 2017
New work by Ico Costa, Simon Fujiwara, Manuela de Laborde and Metahaven in this programme.
Tiger Competition for Short Films 6IFFR 2017
Programme of new work by Lois Patiño, Cécile B. Evans, Siegfried A. Fruhauf and Omer Fast.