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Absent WoundMaryam Tafakory IFFR 2018 10′
Transforming public spaces women are prohibited from entering into a stage, Maryam Tafakory’s poetic film depicts the rituals involved in women and men coming of age.
Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 1IFFR 2018
This programme features new works by Adrian Paci, Tanguy De Donder, Alina Kotova, Vladlena Sandu and Heather Phillipson.
Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 2IFFR 2018
This programme features new works by Maryam Tafakory, Yto Barrada, Tobias Zielony, Araki Yu and Daniel Jacoby.
Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 3IFFR 2018
This programme features new works by Zhou Tao, Monira Al Qadiri and Manuel Knapp.
Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 4IFFR 2018
This programme features new works by Nazlı Dinçel, Wim Catrysse, Hiwa K and Diogo Baldaia.
Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 5IFFR 2018
This programme features new works by Artur Żmijewski, Mel O'Callaghan, Sara Cwynar and Korakrit Arunanondchai.
Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 6IFFR 2018
This programme features new works by Isabelle Tollenaere, Maeve Brennan and Rainer Kohlberger.
Between Relating and UseNazlı Dinçel IFFR 2018 9′
Nazli Dinçel's latest work uses borrowed words, carefully etched in the 16mm film surface, turned inwards to explore how we use our lovers.
The CraftMonira Al Qadiri IFFR 2018 16′
Childhood memories, VHS home movies and alien drawings come together in a story of increasing paranoia, international diplomacy, war and peace.
Dangerous on the WayMel O'Callaghan IFFR 2018 33′
Sensuous portrayal of the traditional harvesting of bird's nests, a particularly dangerous ritual performed by the Orang Sungai-people in the 'White Cave' of Gomantong, Borneo.
The DriftMaeve Brennan IFFR 2018 51′
In this film about the resistance to progress at the expense of history, Maeve Brennan's wonderfully poignant documentary intertwines three stories of men in contemporary Lebanon.
Eight Images from the Life of Nastya SokolovaAlina Kotova, Vladlena Sandu IFFR 2018 30′
Nastya Sokolova is one of the many overqualified graduates in Russia. This documentary reveals the unlikely range of work experience she has gathered to make ends meet.
GlimpseArtur Żmijewski IFFR 2018 15′
Confrontational film on life in four European refugee camps. Provocation by Żmijewski, who pushes what is and isn’t acceptable increasingly far.
InterregnumAdrian Paci IFFR 2018 18′
The eyes of the world are watching after the death of a dictator. Long lines of mourners wait to pay homage to an absent man in an ingenious found-footage film.
Je suis un monstreTanguy De Donder IFFR 2018 17′
A compassionate visual narrative that inspires anticipation in telling the story of a woman who thinks she's a monster.
MaskirovkaTobias Zielony IFFR 2018 9′
Layers of stop-motion images edited into a flickering frenzy. Street protesters and soldiers on Maidan Square morph into Kiev's underground queer and techno scene.
Mirage My BrosDiogo Baldaia IFFR 2018 25′
A small portrait of a developing generation, ready for the future. A triptych about primary school, a football club and a party, full of dreams, hope and desire.
Momentum 142310Manuel Knapp IFFR 2018 15′
Fascinating computer animation researches the temporality and after-images that can be seen in two states of spatial folding, resulting in a journey through a multitude of textured spaces.
more than everythingRainer Kohlberger IFFR 2018 13′
A subtle visual experiment in fooling the senses using stereoscopy that sends different visual information to each eye.
Mountain Plain MountainAraki Yu, Daniel Jacoby IFFR 2018 21′
Sound and rhythms take centre stage in this observational documentary on Ban’ei, a rare kind of draft horse race that takes place only in Obihiro, Japan.
OutpostWim Catrysse IFFR 2018 34′
Outpost takes us to an isolated community of coal miners in northernmost Russia. A dark perspective on our terminal industrial age, heading towards total exhaustion
The Remembered FilmIsabelle Tollenaere IFFR 2018 18′
Young soldiers are roaming through lush green woods. But something isn’t quite right. A lighthearted film connecting imagination and storytelling to the reality of war.
Rose GoldSara Cwynar IFFR 2018 8′
Richly layered, Rose Gold focuses on Apple's Rose Gold iPhone, tracking how the phone acts as a talisman of desire for objects, people, power, and money.
Tree Identification for BeginnersYto Barrada IFFR 2018 35′
Revolutionary ideas and family histories come together in this stop-motion animation. Based on the experiences of the young Mounira Bouzid, who visited the USA in the summer of 1966.
View from AboveHiwa K IFFR 2018 13′
A model of a destroyed city centre. M learns all about a town in an unsafe zone that is not his place of origin.
WHAT'S THE DAMAGEHeather Phillipson IFFR 2018 7′
A provocation against dominant power structures, augmenting feelings of chronic unease, protest and dissent by intertwining spoken word, over-groomed toupees and advancing super-moons, pizzas and drones.
With History in a Room Filled with People with Funny Names 4Korakrit Arunanondchai IFFR 2018 24′
In a world where drones take on the role of spirits and co-exist with living species, Thai artist Korakrit Arunanondchai tackles the subject of death.
The Worldly CaveZhou Tao IFFR 2018 48′
Zhou Tao directs his gaze at diasporic communities of Hakka people, finding them within otherworldly, vast landscapes. Stunning images transport us to a dreamlike universe.