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2.00PM - 3.05PM
 
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CHAMELEON (A VISUAL ALBUM) (U.S.) BY JAAMIL OLAWALE KOSOKO, IMA IDUOZEE

Composed of several choreopoems, 'Chameleon (A Visual Album)' reimagines grief as a powerful tool for reimagining the Black body as a spiritual site able to conjure environments of unexpected, dynamic, emotional complexity. For this work, Kosoko draws from the term “Biomythography” which refers to Audre Lorde’s foundational work entitled Zami: A New Spelling of My Name published in 1982, which combines history, biography, and myth, and holds a literary perspective that serves as a guiding light for complex narrative storytelling rooted in a queer, Black self-defined, feminist imagination. Running time: 00:21:15

Trailer

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DEATH STARE: GIGANTICA (U.S.) BY JOSH WINEGAR

Official music video for "Gigantica" by Death Stare. Death Stare is the music of Salt Lake City-based multi-instrumentalist Matt Wigham, inspired by an extended bout with a neurological condition causing constant dizziness, vertigo, and dream state. Running time: 00:07:18

Once There Was III.jpg

ONCE THERE WAS III (U.S.) BY NINA MCNEELY

3 women bound to a shared soul oscillating between the throes of brutality and piety. A visceral display of true sisterhood - they suffer together, thrive together and bleed together. Running time: 00:06:34

Trailer

_John L_ black midi.jpg

JOHN L" BLACK MIDI (U.S.) BY NINA MCNEELY

An absurdist dance and animation extravaganza about when cult followers turn on their leader. Running time: 00:05:15

Trailer

Circumvolution.jpg

CIRCUMVOLUTION (TURKEY) BY HÜSEYIN MERT ERVERDI

Running time: 00:05:07

Trailer

Lekeo.jpg

LEKEO (SWITZERLAND) BY JONATHAN JÄGGI

Lekeo is a war cry. This piece contains the rage of the people of the African continent on its knees which seeks the means to get up because it will never admit defeat. Lekeo symbolizes the choices of thousands of unarmed men and women who choose to fight, with surrender not being an option. The video clip Lekeo is a collaboration between Rapper Yao Bobby, noise artist Simon Grab and filmmakers Jonathan Jäggi and Tobias Kubli. Running time: 00:05:06

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BELLYDANCE VOGUE (LEBANON) BY HADI MOUSSALLY

"My birthday was on the 3rd of April 2020 during lockdown, and for the first time, I celebrated it all by myself. But even if I was alone, I decided to celebrate it as if it’s the last one" A film made during quarantine. Running time: 00:04:55

DYNAMITE.jpg

DYNAMITE (FRANCE) BY JIM VIEILLE

April 2020. Lêg always stays locked up at home, engrossed by screens that all broadcast the same image : a burning car. But is it the outside world that smoulders or Lêg himself? Running time: 00:04:38

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3.05PM - 5.07PM
 
Incomplete.jpg

INCOMPLETE (U.S.) BY DALENA TRAN

Has the future already happened? This may be a reverie of our increasingly virtualized world that is submerged into a directional flow of information and disparate impressions that takes shape as a slow-burning anxiety; a rupture in linear time. Conceptually using Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and composed of a single take, 'Incomplete' invites us to traverse an endless choreography of bodies in perpetual free-fall and updating images that reflect a world in constant change. This work is an ode to what artist and media theorist Hito Steyerl coins the poor image. The image which is collected, copied, and processed to the point of disorientation and anonymity. The image which is not one but consists of many while presenting a different perception of coherency. Running time: 00:04:03

Trailer

Necrosis.jpg

NECROSIS (ARGENTINA) BY PAULA MONESTEROLO

Extensive plundering and pillage of ressources, destruction of the natural habitat, toxic pollution and an exponential acceleration of climatic imbalance lead to the last chapter of the Anthropocene era. As the human species is not capable of finding sustainable ways with mother earth, one catastrophe starts following the other. In a state of panic and self-destruction, ravaged by new diseases, necrotic cell death start occurring in human bodies in response to severe changes in physiological conditions - a chaotic breakdown of human cells under intolerable conditions. In 'Necrosis' a human comes into possession of a strange artifact that allows them to accelerate into an advanced stage of human evolution. Their transformation is initially terrifying, but eventually accepted. The old body dies and and a new state of being emerges. Running time: 00:04:00

Brave marin.jpg

BRAVE MARIN (BELGIUM) BY GUILLAUME MAUPIN, PABLO GUARISE

A sailor comes back from the war, drinks in a tavern, talks to the waitress, who was his wife...but she remarried...says the song! The clip follows her and keeps the sailor off camera. Or maybe he's one of the guests...Or maybe we see the scene through his eyes... Running time: 00:03:45

Quantum Clouds.jpg

QUANTUM CLOUDS (GREECE) BY DIMITRIS GIOUZEPAS

Unsettling visuals for an unsettling tune, an ever-evolving Rorschach inkblot, an ungrasped idea. Running time: 00:03:43

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MILDREDA "LIAISONS DANGEREUSES (BELGIUM) BY PIETER CLICTEUR, GEERT GERMONPRÉ

A videoclip for the Belgian band Mildreda. Running time: 00:03:21

At Dawn.jpg

AT DAWN (SPAIN) BY FANY DE LA CHICA

Triana is an Andalusian woman who needs to fight against tradition. She arrives in a village full of mysticism and women where she has the mission to liberate them. A conceptual film that tries to fight against stereotypes and patriarchal status. Running time: 00:02:40

Croquis-- VRS (France) by Leyokki.jpg

CROQUIS:: VRS (FRANCE) BY LEYOKKI

Cinegraphic sketch of notes about the lockdown and coronavirus. The images are taken from images slowly morphing into one another (see the index at the end of the movie). Running time: 00:02:31.

Wanna Be Basquiat.jpg

WANNA BE BASQUIAT (PORTUGAL) BY JOÃO POMBEIRO

Experimental short film/music video for Surma's 'Wanna be Basquiat', that follows a somewhat abstract narrative about industrial and suburban development, and the dream of prosperity, using hundreds of clippings from vintage images and film. Running time: 00:05:19.

Trailer

No Name (Brazil) by Jens Ostberg, Gleeso

NO NAME (BRAZIL) BY JENS OSTBERG, GLEESON PAULINO

'No Name' is an art music video filmed in Iceland at the vulcanic beach Vík. The video art was produced by a expedition of a group of artists in a creative catharsis during the midnight sun period inspired by the nature entientities of Iceland. Running time: 00:05:41.

CASS & LEX (Germany) by Phillip Kaminiak

CASS & LEX (GERMANY) BY PHILLIP KAMINIAK

In his directorial debut, Berlin and Mexico City-based cinematographer Phillip Kaminiak embarks on a personal project where he attempts to deal with his previous relationships by training a lens on real-life couple Cassandre Clerc and Johannes Lex. By documenting their lives and translating their relationship into Dance, CASS & LEX tells a poem about the beauty and the horror of love. Running time: 00:04:47.

Winner 'Best Music Video' Brussels Independent FF 2021.

another horizon.jpg

ANOTHER HORIZON (U.S.) BY STEPHANIE M BARBER

​​

The horizon, where the sky and the earth meet, is always elsewhere, a promised place where these two elements come together. a metaphor, an orienting, a promise of transition, change, transcendence. a place where the corporeal and spiritual meet, or are cleaved apart. also, here, the space between narrative and documentary, fact and fiction, is scratched between two voices. Running time: 00:08:59.

The Real Person.jpg

THE REAL PERSON (ESTONIA) BY JAAN TÄTTE

A young woman starts to question the reality of the world surrounding her and embarks on a journey to find something that is truly real. Running time: 00:06:15.

OMEGA II (France) by Blanchard Thomas 2.

OMEGA II (FRANCE) BY BLANCHARD THOMAS

Experimental music video for Omega II, a track from Sebastien Guerive’s upcoming album Omega Point. Running time: 00:05:24.

lophiile feat. NSTASIA | My Side (United

LOPHIILE FEAT. NSTASIA - MY SIDE (U.S.) BY RUBBERBAND.

In a docu-narrative style video, 6 real people, who were cast from a casting of over 100, discuss what love means to them and what they would do for it. Interwoven within these short interview clips is a colorful collage of the scenes they discuss, with them in the literal starring role. Running time: 00:05:03.

Kite.jpg

KITE (PORTUGAL) BY JOÃO POMBEIRO

Music video. Running time: 00:05:07.

Trailer

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BORN LIKE A BULLET (CHILE) BY JIMMY FERNANDEZ

“A collaboration project which combines poetry, dance and film, all in one, with the objective of creating awareness of our heritage and human rights. Like our black brothers, we have faced social discrimination and constant harassment by certain political figures. We´ve had enough. This must stop now and this is our way of protest. We want to let the world know that we our proud of being latinos.” Running time: 00:03:30.

TREi & Jabz MC – Magma (New Zealand) by

TREI & JABZ MC – MAGMA (NEW ZEALAND) BY JAMIE WANSTALL

Music video for New Zealand-based artist Trei. Running time: 00:04:30.

Demasiadas Mujeres.jpg

DEMASIADAS MUJERES (SPAIN) BY SANTOS BACANA

Music video. Running time: 00:02:47.

Serves us right (United Kingdom) by Jola

SERVES US RIGHT (U.K.) BY JOLA KUDELA

"This video is a product of self-isolation during the coronavirus time, driven by the frustration of not being able to go outside, which for me was the direct consequence of our behavior as humans. It’s about frustration with the consumerist race of humanity that pushes us towards a disaster. Coronavirus pandemic seems just like a rehearsal for the real end. So, while locked-in, I was trying to find some kind of peace and relief through creativity." Running time: 00:02:00.

Szpaku & Kubi Producent - Ćmy.png

SZPAKU & KUBI PRODUCENT – ĆMY (POLAND) BY KRZYSZTOF KIZIEWICZ, RADOVAN LEE​

In conjunction with COVID pandemic, the abstract minded duo behind this music video decided to transfer production to a greater extent into virtual world. They made 3D scans of people and objects and created new abstract world filled with symbolic images. Running time: 00:02:53.

Gogol.jpg

GOGOL (FRANCE) BY DAVID CABANNES

'Gogol' is a crazy journey through a man's psyche, suddenly taken by uncontrollable convulsions that send him into madness. His encounter with "Death" and "the Tiger" throws him into a trance-like state that will lead him to a metamorphosis. Running time: 00:03:46.

puntjudith – Lichter (Netherlands) by Th

PUNTJUDITH – LICHTER (NETHERLANDS) BY THIJS MOSTERMAN

This song speaks about light: "In dit licht". That is translated to light that we see every day, and how we interpret most of our lives. Though the light of our screens. This video shows the balance of being the observer of the screen as the object. Running time: 00:04:33.

Ophelia.jpg

OPHELIA (GERMANY) BY MEIKE REDEKER

Through a monologue spoken backwards, the video deals with discriminatory depictions of women in the past and present. In a river scene, resembling J. E. Millais‘ famous painting of Shakespeare’s dying character Ophelia, the filmmaker appears. She speaks constantly into the camera. Her speech remains abstract until the video plays backwards and elicits the words in their original order, revealing a statement about the complex entanglements of language, image and social roles. On different levels the video moves forwards and backwards in time. Running time: 00:08:00.

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SEER & SEEN (IRAN) BY GHAZAL MAJIDI

Mystical forces have joined armies with nature to take over an abandoned amusement park. A mass of plastic ducks that reiterate an alternative being of themselves; revealing a dominant spirit as the ruling intelligence behind the curtain, an army for a queen. Running time: 00:05:12.

Uh Huh (United States) by Mark Isaac, Ga

UH HUH (U.S.) BY MARK ISAAC, GABRIELA BULISOVA

A protest music video -- anti gun violence -- during a protest year, during a baffling era. Running time: 00:04:59.

How (United States) by Vasilios Papaioan

HOW (U.S.) BY VASILIOS PAPAIOANNU

Music video for Leo Crandall's "How" included in the album "Unknowable and Stunning Thing". Shot in 16mm and Super 8 film. Running time: 00:06:06.

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5.07PM - 6.13PM
 
Chameleon (A Visual Album).jpg

CHAMELEON (A VISUAL ALBUM) (GERMANY) BY JAAMIL OLAWALE KOSOKO, IMA IDUOZEE

Composed of several choreopoems, 'Chameleon (A Visual Album)' reimagines grief as a powerful tool for reimagining the Black body as a spiritual site able to conjure environments of unexpected, dynamic, emotional complexity. For this work, Kosoko draws from the term “Biomythography” which refers to Audre Lorde’s foundational work entitled Zami: A New Spelling of My Name published in 1982, which combines history, biography, and myth, and holds a literary perspective that serves as a guiding light for complex narrative storytelling rooted in a queer, Black self-defined, feminist imagination. Running time: 00:21:15

Trailer

Death Stare- Gigantica.jpg

DEATH STARE: GIGANTICA (U.S.) BY JOSH WINEGAR

Official music video for "Gigantica" by Death Stare. Death Stare is the music of Salt Lake City-based multi-instrumentalist Matt Wigham, inspired by an extended bout with a neurological condition causing constant dizziness, vertigo, and dream state. Running time: 00:07:18

Once There Was III.jpg

ONCE THERE WAS III (U.S.) BY NINA MCNEELY

3 women bound to a shared soul oscillating between the throes of brutality and piety. A visceral display of true sisterhood - they suffer together, thrive together and bleed together. Running time: 00:06:34

Trailer

_John L_ black midi.jpg

JOHN L" BLACK MIDI (U.S.) BY NINA MCNEELY

An absurdist dance and animation extravaganza about when cult followers turn on their leader. Running time: 00:05:15

Trailer

Circumvolution.jpg

CIRCUMVOLUTION (TURKEY) BY HÜSEYIN MERT ERVERDI

Running time: 00:05:07

Trailer

Lekeo.jpg

LEKEO (SWITZERLAND) BY JONATHAN JÄGGI

Lekeo is a war cry. This piece contains the rage of the people of the African continent on its knees which seeks the means to get up because it will never admit defeat. Lekeo symbolizes the choices of thousands of unarmed men and women who choose to fight, with surrender not being an option. The video clip Lekeo is a collaboration between Rapper Yao Bobby, noise artist Simon Grab and filmmakers Jonathan Jäggi and Tobias Kubli. Running time: 00:05:06

Bellydance Vogue.jpg

BELLYDANCE VOGUE (LEBANON) BY HADI MOUSSALLY

"My birthday was on the 3rd of April 2020 during lockdown, and for the first time, I celebrated it all by myself. But even if I was alone, I decided to celebrate it as if it’s the last one" A film made during quarantine. Running time: 00:04:55

DYNAMITE.jpg

DYNAMITE (FRANCE) BY JIM VIEILLE

April 2020. Lêg always stays locked up at home, engrossed by screens that all broadcast the same image : a burning car. But is it the outside world that smoulders or Lêg himself? Running time: 00:04:38

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6.13PM - 8.00PM
 
Incomplete.jpg

INCOMPLETE (U.S.) BY DALENA TRAN

Has the future already happened? This may be a reverie of our increasingly virtualized world that is submerged into a directional flow of information and disparate impressions that takes shape as a slow-burning anxiety; a rupture in linear time. Conceptually using Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and composed of a single take, 'Incomplete' invites us to traverse an endless choreography of bodies in perpetual free-fall and updating images that reflect a world in constant change. This work is an ode to what artist and media theorist Hito Steyerl coins the poor image. The image which is collected, copied, and processed to the point of disorientation and anonymity. The image which is not one but consists of many while presenting a different perception of coherency. Running time: 00:04:03

Trailer

Necrosis.jpg

NECROSIS (ARGENTINA) BY PAULA MONESTEROLO

Extensive plundering and pillage of ressources, destruction of the natural habitat, toxic pollution and an exponential acceleration of climatic imbalance lead to the last chapter of the Anthropocene era. As the human species is not capable of finding sustainable ways with mother earth, one catastrophe starts following the other. In a state of panic and self-destruction, ravaged by new diseases, necrotic cell death start occurring in human bodies in response to severe changes in physiological conditions - a chaotic breakdown of human cells under intolerable conditions. In 'Necrosis' a human comes into possession of a strange artifact that allows them to accelerate into an advanced stage of human evolution. Their transformation is initially terrifying, but eventually accepted. The old body dies and and a new state of being emerges. Running time: 00:04:00

Brave marin.jpg

BRAVE MARIN (BELGIUM) BY GUILLAUME MAUPIN, PABLO GUARISE

A sailor comes back from the war, drinks in a tavern, talks to the waitress, who was his wife...but she remarried...says the song! The clip follows her and keeps the sailor off camera. Or maybe he's one of the guests...Or maybe we see the scene through his eyes... Running time: 00:03:45

Quantum Clouds.jpg

QUANTUM CLOUDS (GREECE) BY DIMITRIS GIOUZEPAS

Unsettling visuals for an unsettling tune, an ever-evolving Rorschach inkblot, an ungrasped idea. Running time: 00:03:43

Mildreda _Liaisons Dangereuses_.jpg

MILDREDA "LIAISONS DANGEREUSES (BELGIUM) BY PIETER CLICTEUR, GEERT GERMONPRÉ

A videoclip for the Belgian band Mildreda. Running time: 00:03:21

At Dawn.jpg

AT DAWN (SPAIN) BY FANY DE LA CHICA

Triana is an Andalusian woman who needs to fight against tradition. She arrives in a village full of mysticism and women where she has the mission to liberate them. A conceptual film that tries to fight against stereotypes and patriarchal status. Running time: 00:02:40

Croquis-- VRS (France) by Leyokki.jpg

CROQUIS:: VRS (FRANCE) BY LEYOKKI

Cinegraphic sketch of notes about the lockdown and coronavirus. The images are taken from images slowly morphing into one another (see the index at the end of the movie). Running time: 00:02:31.

Wanna Be Basquiat.jpg

WANNA BE BASQUIAT (PORTUGAL) BY JOÃO POMBEIRO

Experimental short film/music video for Surma's 'Wanna be Basquiat', that follows a somewhat abstract narrative about industrial and suburban development, and the dream of prosperity, using hundreds of clippings from vintage images and film. Running time: 00:05:19.

Trailer

No Name (Brazil) by Jens Ostberg, Gleeso

NO NAME (BRAZIL) BY JENS OSTBERG, GLEESON PAULINO

'No Name' is an art music video filmed in Iceland at the vulcanic beach Vík. The video art was produced by a expedition of a group of artists in a creative catharsis during the midnight sun period inspired by the nature entientities of Iceland. Running time: 00:05:41.

CASS & LEX (Germany) by Phillip Kaminiak

CASS & LEX (GERMANY) BY PHILLIP KAMINIAK

In his directorial debut, Berlin and Mexico City-based cinematographer Phillip Kaminiak embarks on a personal project where he attempts to deal with his previous relationships by training a lens on real-life couple Cassandre Clerc and Johannes Lex. By documenting their lives and translating their relationship into Dance, CASS & LEX tells a poem about the beauty and the horror of love. Running time: 00:04:47.

Winner 'Best Music Video' Brussels Independent FF 2021.

another horizon.jpg

ANOTHER HORIZON (U.S.) BY STEPHANIE M BARBER

​​

The horizon, where the sky and the earth meet, is always elsewhere, a promised place where these two elements come together. a metaphor, an orienting, a promise of transition, change, transcendence. a place where the corporeal and spiritual meet, or are cleaved apart. also, here, the space between narrative and documentary, fact and fiction, is scratched between two voices. Running time: 00:08:59.

The Real Person.jpg

THE REAL PERSON (ESTONIA) BY JAAN TÄTTE

A young woman starts to question the reality of the world surrounding her and embarks on a journey to find something that is truly real. Running time: 00:06:15.

OMEGA II (France) by Blanchard Thomas 2.

OMEGA II (FRANCE) BY BLANCHARD THOMAS

Experimental music video for Omega II, a track from Sebastien Guerive’s upcoming album Omega Point. Running time: 00:05:24.

lophiile feat. NSTASIA | My Side (United

LOPHIILE FEAT. NSTASIA - MY SIDE (U.S.) BY RUBBERBAND.

In a docu-narrative style video, 6 real people, who were cast from a casting of over 100, discuss what love means to them and what they would do for it. Interwoven within these short interview clips is a colorful collage of the scenes they discuss, with them in the literal starring role. Running time: 00:05:03.

Kite.jpg

KITE (PORTUGAL) BY JOÃO POMBEIRO

Music video. Running time: 00:05:07.

Trailer

Born Like a Bullet.jpg

BORN LIKE A BULLET (CHILE) BY JIMMY FERNANDEZ

“A collaboration project which combines poetry, dance and film, all in one, with the objective of creating awareness of our heritage and human rights. Like our black brothers, we have faced social discrimination and constant harassment by certain political figures. We´ve had enough. This must stop now and this is our way of protest. We want to let the world know that we our proud of being latinos.” Running time: 00:03:30.

TREi & Jabz MC – Magma (New Zealand) by

TREI & JABZ MC – MAGMA (NEW ZEALAND) BY JAMIE WANSTALL

Music video for New Zealand-based artist Trei. Running time: 00:04:30.

Demasiadas Mujeres.jpg

DEMASIADAS MUJERES (SPAIN) BY SANTOS BACANA

Music video. Running time: 00:02:47.

Serves us right (United Kingdom) by Jola

SERVES US RIGHT (U.K.) BY JOLA KUDELA

"This video is a product of self-isolation during the coronavirus time, driven by the frustration of not being able to go outside, which for me was the direct consequence of our behavior as humans. It’s about frustration with the consumerist race of humanity that pushes us towards a disaster. Coronavirus pandemic seems just like a rehearsal for the real end. So, while locked-in, I was trying to find some kind of peace and relief through creativity." Running time: 00:02:00.

Szpaku & Kubi Producent - Ćmy.png

SZPAKU & KUBI PRODUCENT – ĆMY (POLAND) BY KRZYSZTOF KIZIEWICZ, RADOVAN LEE​

In conjunction with COVID pandemic, the abstract minded duo behind this music video decided to transfer production to a greater extent into virtual world. They made 3D scans of people and objects and created new abstract world filled with symbolic images. Running time: 00:02:53.

Gogol.jpg

GOGOL (FRANCE) BY DAVID CABANNES

'Gogol' is a crazy journey through a man's psyche, suddenly taken by uncontrollable convulsions that send him into madness. His encounter with "Death" and "the Tiger" throws him into a trance-like state that will lead him to a metamorphosis. Running time: 00:03:46.

puntjudith – Lichter (Netherlands) by Th

PUNTJUDITH – LICHTER (NETHERLANDS) BY THIJS MOSTERMAN

This song speaks about light: "In dit licht". That is translated to light that we see every day, and how we interpret most of our lives. Though the light of our screens. This video shows the balance of being the observer of the screen as the object. Running time: 00:04:33.

Ophelia.jpg

OPHELIA (GERMANY) BY MEIKE REDEKER

Through a monologue spoken backwards, the video deals with discriminatory depictions of women in the past and present. In a river scene, resembling J. E. Millais‘ famous painting of Shakespeare’s dying character Ophelia, the filmmaker appears. She speaks constantly into the camera. Her speech remains abstract until the video plays backwards and elicits the words in their original order, revealing a statement about the complex entanglements of language, image and social roles. On different levels the video moves forwards and backwards in time. Running time: 00:08:00.