14th ISFF ŻUBROFFKA: On The Edge Competition

Within the ŻUBROFKA International Short Film Festival we have the pleasure of inviting you to the

On The Edge experiment and video-art Competition

6.12.2019, 18:00
Galeria Arsenał – elektrownia, 13 Elektryczna St.
admission free

Screening schedule (96′, 16+):

Bavure
director: Donato Sansone
director of photography: Donato Sansone
France 2018, 5’

In the beginning was the Stain. A paintbrush reveals a being of gouache, opens him, transforms him, twists him, completes him. From this accelerated evolution arises a conquering being…

 

Hard On
director: Joanna Rytel
director of photography: Lisabi Fridell
music: Saralunden och Easter
Sweden 2019, 19’

Secretly she is filming everything. In a surreal apartment a cougar, a guest, a child and promises of a dog if the child plays along.

 

Je te tiens
director: Sergio Caballero
director of photography: Claudia Mallart
music: Pedro Alcalde, Sergio Caballero
Spain 2019, 21’

It is the road trip of a mother and her daughter through strange worlds. The daughter wants to kill herself and the mother will try to talk her out of it.

 

Sans objets / No Objects
director: Moia Jobin-Paré
directors of photography: Yannick Grandmont; Moia Jobin-Paré
music: Cédric Dind-Lavoie
Canada 2019, 6’31”

Textures, repetition, vibrations, oscillations and sounds: the image is heard. Scratched and scarred photos form a cascading avalanche of shapes, a choreography of people performing repetitive tasks, their silhouettes etched directly onto the surface. “No Objects” is the work of an artist who views the image as a hybrid of matter and motion. Gestures and sleight of hand are everything. Bodies are transformed by light as the moving images in this experimental short speak for themselves, their impact amplified by an intense sound design.

 

The Dawn of Ape
director: Mirai Mizue
director of photography: Mirai Mizue
music: Twoth
Japan 2019, 4’

Here is the world’s first animation made to be watched by chimpanzees. Just for this once, we will show it to you humans.

 

Entropia
director: Flóra Anna Buda
director of photography: Flóra Anna Buda
music: Gergely Matos
Hungary 2019, 10’30”

“Entropia” is a container of three parallel universes where three girls are living in different circumstances. One of them represents the animalistic side of human nature, one of them is a consumer fulfilled with her own frustrations, and the third one is living in a futuristic room where she has to run to keep the system work. Suddenly a fly flies over the three universes and makes a bug in the system. Because of that bug the three universes start collapsing and the girls are able to move towards each other.

 

Talv vihmametsas / Winter in the Rainforest
director: Anu-Laura Tuttelberg
directors of photography: Rodrigo Pérez Alcocer, Anu-Laura Tuttelberg
Estonia, Lithuania, Mexico 2019, 8’35

Scenes of the dance of life and death in the lush tropical nature as it is lived day by day, year by year, by the magical creatures that inhabit the wilderness of our dreams.

 

Pharmacia Erotica
director: Gheorghe Preda
director of photography: Silviu Stavila
Romania 2018, 15’

Ana, a professional model, remembers during a photo shoot of the transformation of her boyfriend into an animal. Largely influenced by Kafka ‘s short story, “The Metamorphosis”, the film is a tribute to Flemish and Dutch painting from the 16th and 17th centuries.

 

Poetika Anima
director: Kriss Sagan
director of photography: Kriss Sagan
music: Frederic Robinson
Slovakia 2018, 5’13”

Non-narrative animated film based on a lyrical poem created by the synthesis of director’s diary notes. Countless symbols and visual metaphors, along with the original atmospheric music by Frederic Robinson, create a story rich with interpretations about a woman who transforms her disheartenment within a fuid spacetime.

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