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2PM-3.18PM
 
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WIJ HERINNEREN U ERAAN (BELGIUM) BY MARIJKE DE BELIE

Synopsis coming soon. Running time: 00:01:46

Trailer

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MOMENTS OF RESONANCE TO KEEP A FIRE BURNING (BELGIUM) BY SIDDHARTH GOVINDAN

The film invites the viewer to a sensory journey of synchronising with the rhythms of a disaster with real-time hysteria and modern surveillance technology. Whilst Brussels heals from its collective wounds of the 2016 attacks, the use of internet-sourced public CCTV footage and critical sleuthing of the data from the attacks are surveyed through the testimony of a poet in anguish and a gong master probing therapeutic application of the sound to heal trauma. Running time: 00:10:36

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LILIES (U.S.) BY JONI RENEE WHITWORTH

'Lilies' is a queer love story set during 2020’s COVID lockdowns. In quarantine, the personal and political collide and comingle, forcing one woman to interrogate birth, becoming, class, femme health, and gay sufficiency against a backdrop of farm simulator games, archival agricultural footage, b-roll, domestic scenes, and psychedelic abstraction. Running time: 00:09:10

Trailer

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SYNC (CANADA) BY ALEXANDER MACKENZIE KING

An experiment of time through the concept of sound and image synchronization. Running time: 00:01:00

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THE BUILDER (ISRAEL) BY KOBI VOGMAN

A ladder is coming to life in a dismantled world, walking into a journey between landscapes, structures, and movements. Running time: 00:09:44

Trailer

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THE HOLE (BELGIUM) BY JOS BAKER, JULIE DE CLERCQ

Opening with a man approaching a flooded grave, The Hole shows us a couple, a relationship. events that may be real, or they might be a memory, his desires, or his imagination dealing with grief… or with guilt. The non-linear narrative emerges through movement, offering glimpse of their lives together… or alone. Running time: 00:08:13

Passages.jpg

PASSAGES (BELGIUM) BY NATHALIE ROSSETTI

A visual poem about a man and a woman searching for meaning, while all values and referring points are fading. Two voices conjugate past and present... two glances towards a future blurred moment, towards a place where to fly away. Passages creates resonances between Benjamin Fondane's oeuvre and Andrei Tarkovsky's and Pier Paolo Pasolini's movies extracts. Running time: 00:07:06

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RIVOLTA E MALINCONIA (ITALY) BY MATTIA BIONDI

On the beach where ancient poetry was saved with all its creatures, a romantic artist tries to convince the bourgeois audience of the timelessness of the past. Running time: 00:05:10

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AHEAD (U.S.) BY BRIAN COWE

A child makes a new friend. Running time: 00:04:52

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LITTLE FAREWELLS (TAIWAN) BY SHANTEL LIAO

A story told with movements, about tidying up things that are invisible, during the global pandemic in 2020. The first film from photographer and mixed media artist Shantel Liao. A virtual collaboration between Taiwan and Japan. With 3D audio effect. Running time: 00:04:15

Trailer

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SHIFT (BELGIUM) BY JOS BAKER

Four women weave together a series of images from the famous to the mundane. Iconic and recognisable images of women emerge, fold, and collapse themselves into something new. Using a single piece of fabric and a continuous shot, the dancers in Shift transform themselves through time and space, from cinema to news report, from renaissance art to high fashion. Running time: 00:04:05

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2 MINUTES BEFORE THE DIGITAL WAR (FRANCE) BY GRAPHSET / MIKKAEL DOCZEKALSKI

The threat of a new conflict had dissipated. Weeks ago, a hundred men from the community had left on a reconnaissance mission. We hadn’t heard from them. If we had no images, no reports, then this war did not exist. Running time: 00:03:44

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JUPITER (ITALY) BY DANIELE SCIOLLA

Synopsis coming soon. Running time: 00:02:03

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A SAND ON THE SEAFLOOR (U.S.) BY JOO YOUNG (JUDY) KIM

I count from nothing to number zero. I see a sand falling. Where do you want to spend eternity? A sand on the seafloor. - Patience, by Mao. Running time: 00:01:51

Trailer

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THE ART OF FALLING, A METAPHOR OF THE LIFE UNDER COVID (BELGIUM) BY JOHANNE SAUNIER

Falling is a metaphor of this life, more than a year under COVID. Running time: 00:01:34

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3.18PM-5.09PM
 
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C-19 (GREECE) BY PHILIPPOS KAPPA

In a year under the COVID-19 pandemic and in a year of self-isolation self-reflection and introspection, and in a year of understanding how fragile are the systems that society is currently built upon I produce a Video work as a metaphorical social examination of the current situation under the pandemic. The sound of the piece is a medical sound recorder of the lungs of a COVID-19 patient when he is breathing in a hospital, the visual part in slow motion is a group of people that have collapse one over the other and try to breathe, escape and survive under the pressure that one receives from the other. This work investigates and explores the relationship between the individual and the group's behaviour, how they exist coexist and interact. Running time: 00:01:23

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THE NATURAL DEATH OF A MOUSE (GERMANY) BY KATHARINA HUBER

Some days she imagines that by her sheer will she can make body parts fall off of people who seem vicious to her. And some other days everyone around her looks beautiful. And when she was little, she wished that flowers would grow out of her footprints. Running time: 00:21:34.

Trailer

Winner 'Best Animated Film' Brussels Independent FF 2021.

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LUST DES SCHÖPFERS (SPAIN) BY CARLES PONS ALTIMIRA

A visual essay on the death of the ego and the drift of the body. Amidst freezing and unexplored landscapes there is Karoline, wandering at the mercy of her memories’ echoes. Running time: 00:03:35.

Wild Grass.jpg

WILD GRASS (TAIWAN) BY SHAN WU

Following the journey of a Taiwanese woman from humid and dense Taipei to the yellow sprawl of L.A., the story reveals the conflict between expectations and reality while she finds herself struggling with a new language. She begins a relationship rooted in an imbalance of power with her American housemate. Her difficulties communicating lead to an awakening that forces her to look back on the culture that formed her, which she has been trying to escape. Through the protagonist confronting her own image and failures, 'Wild Grass' tells a story of reflection and an identity entangled with beauty, sexuality, nationality and two languages. Running time: 00:19:46.

Trailer

Winner 'Best Experimental Film' Brussels Independent FF 2021.

SPORA (Belgium) by Loes Vanneste, Lena M

SPORA (BELGIUM) BY LOES VANNESTE, LENA MARIËN

A world created in textile, full of fascinating organisms, is in danger... Running time: 00:03:33.

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MY OWN LANDSCAPES (FRANCE) BY ANTOINE CHAPON

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A former military game designer was spotted in a video game competition organized by the army. Before going to war, he made video game scenarios that prepared soldiers to cultural shocks and healed trauma. Once back from the war, his relationship with his identity, with life and with the video game changed. Running time: 00:18:42.

Winner Best Documentary Short Film (Brussels Independent FF 2021)

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THE MOTH (U.K.) BY GEORDIE LEYLAND

A lonely lightbulb remembers the love of its life. Running time: 00:03:00.

Trailer

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A LETTER FROM AL BARZAKH (BELGIUM) BY WALEED AL MADANI

Have you ever imagined your first thoughts if your conscious woke up right after you die? I did, I thought of loneliness and my mother. Muslims believe in a period of time where the dead live, a period of time between the moment they die, and their judgment day. I will take you with me through my first moments in Al Barzakh, the moments I start to realize my lonely, realize that I’m not going to see my mother again, my ocean of thoughts, my fire, my home, my final wash, going through visual memories and feelings, and the moment I realize where I am, freed from loneliness. Running time: 00:15:12.

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TUNABLE MIMOID (AUSTRALIA) BY VLADIMIR TODOROVIC

“In this experiment, we used a mimoid sample from Solaris ocean and measured it’s reaction to several types of non-ionizing and ionizing radiation. We probed the living system with customizable metamaterials and time-varying electromagnetic fields in a noninvasive live-cell imaging solution. Our findings show that the mimoid not only behaves as a tunable living system, but it also exhibits self-organizing behaviour while mimicking patterns of controlled electromagnetic fields. Our results illustrate mimoid’s extraterrestrial and unique ability to neutralize man-made radiation effects.” Running time: 00:07:13.

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THE EXECUTION (JAPAN) BY JEROEN VAN DER STOCK

When the state of Georgia proceeds with the court-ordered execution of Ivon Ray Stanley, a correctional officer provides a step-by-step account of his death. Running time: 00:14:30.

Trailer

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TRAILER TRADERS (U.S.) BY KARMEN KRETI

Two lovers with one camera explore the poetics of the body in this film combining a voiceover written by the filmmaker, with images edited using Eisenstein's montage theory. Running time: 00:02:40.

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5.09PM-6.26PM
 
Wij HERINNEREN U ERAAN.jpg

WIJ HERINNEREN U ERAAN (BELGIUM) BY MARIJKE DE BELIE

Synopsis coming soon. Running time: 00:01:46

Trailer

Moments of Resonance to Keep a Fire Burning.jpg

MOMENTS OF RESONANCE TO KEEP A FIRE BURNING (BELGIUM) BY SIDDHARTH GOVINDAN

The film invites the viewer to a sensory journey of synchronising with the rhythms of a disaster with real-time hysteria and modern surveillance technology. Whilst Brussels heals from its collective wounds of the 2016 attacks, the use of internet-sourced public CCTV footage and critical sleuthing of the data from the attacks are surveyed through the testimony of a poet in anguish and a gong master probing therapeutic application of the sound to heal trauma. Running time: 00:10:36

Lilies.jpg

LILIES (U.S.) BY JONI RENEE WHITWORTH

'Lilies' is a queer love story set during 2020’s COVID lockdowns. In quarantine, the personal and political collide and comingle, forcing one woman to interrogate birth, becoming, class, femme health, and gay sufficiency against a backdrop of farm simulator games, archival agricultural footage, b-roll, domestic scenes, and psychedelic abstraction. Running time: 00:09:10

Trailer

SYNC.jpg

SYNC (CANADA) BY ALEXANDER MACKENZIE KING

An experiment of time through the concept of sound and image synchronization. Running time: 00:01:00

The Builder.jpg

THE BUILDER (ISRAEL) BY KOBI VOGMAN

A ladder is coming to life in a dismantled world, walking into a journey between landscapes, structures, and movements. Running time: 00:09:44

Trailer

The Hole.png

THE HOLE (BELGIUM) BY JOS BAKER, JULIE DE CLERCQ

Opening with a man approaching a flooded grave, The Hole shows us a couple, a relationship. events that may be real, or they might be a memory, his desires, or his imagination dealing with grief… or with guilt. The non-linear narrative emerges through movement, offering glimpse of their lives together… or alone. Running time: 00:08:13

Passages.jpg

PASSAGES (BELGIUM) BY NATHALIE ROSSETTI

A visual poem about a man and a woman searching for meaning, while all values and referring points are fading. Two voices conjugate past and present... two glances towards a future blurred moment, towards a place where to fly away. Passages creates resonances between Benjamin Fondane's oeuvre and Andrei Tarkovsky's and Pier Paolo Pasolini's movies extracts. Running time: 00:07:06

Rivolta e malinconia.jpg

RIVOLTA E MALINCONIA (ITALY) BY MATTIA BIONDI

On the beach where ancient poetry was saved with all its creatures, a romantic artist tries to convince the bourgeois audience of the timelessness of the past. Running time: 00:05:10

Ahead.jpg

AHEAD (U.S.) BY BRIAN COWE

A child makes a new friend. Running time: 00:04:52

Little Farewells.jpg

LITTLE FAREWELLS (TAIWAN) BY SHANTEL LIAO

A story told with movements, about tidying up things that are invisible, during the global pandemic in 2020. The first film from photographer and mixed media artist Shantel Liao. A virtual collaboration between Taiwan and Japan. With 3D audio effect. Running time: 00:04:15

Trailer

Shift.jpg

SHIFT (BELGIUM) BY JOS BAKER

Four women weave together a series of images from the famous to the mundane. Iconic and recognisable images of women emerge, fold, and collapse themselves into something new. Using a single piece of fabric and a continuous shot, the dancers in Shift transform themselves through time and space, from cinema to news report, from renaissance art to high fashion. Running time: 00:04:05

2 minutes before the digital war.jpg

2 MINUTES BEFORE THE DIGITAL WAR (FRANCE) BY GRAPHSET / MIKKAEL DOCZEKALSKI

The threat of a new conflict had dissipated. Weeks ago, a hundred men from the community had left on a reconnaissance mission. We hadn’t heard from them. If we had no images, no reports, then this war did not exist. Running time: 00:03:44

Jupiter.jpg

JUPITER (ITALY) BY DANIELE SCIOLLA

Synopsis coming soon. Running time: 00:02:03

A Sand on the Seafloor.jpg

A SAND ON THE SEAFLOOR (U.S.) BY JOO YOUNG (JUDY) KIM

I count from nothing to number zero. I see a sand falling. Where do you want to spend eternity? A sand on the seafloor. - Patience, by Mao. Running time: 00:01:51

Trailer

The art of falling, a metaphore of the life under COVID.jpg

THE ART OF FALLING, A METAPHOR OF THE LIFE UNDER COVID (BELGIUM) BY JOHANNE SAUNIER

Falling is a metaphor of this life, more than a year under COVID. Running time: 00:01:34

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6.26PM-8.00PM
 
C-19.jpg

C-19 (GREECE) BY PHILIPPOS KAPPA

In a year under the COVID-19 pandemic and in a year of self-isolation self-reflection and introspection, and in a year of understanding how fragile are the systems that society is currently built upon I produce a Video work as a metaphorical social examination of the current situation under the pandemic. The sound of the piece is a medical sound recorder of the lungs of a COVID-19 patient when he is breathing in a hospital, the visual part in slow motion is a group of people that have collapse one over the other and try to breathe, escape and survive under the pressure that one receives from the other. This work investigates and explores the relationship between the individual and the group's behaviour, how they exist coexist and interact. Running time: 00:01:23

The Natural Death of a Mouse.jpg

THE NATURAL DEATH OF A MOUSE (GERMANY) BY KATHARINA HUBER

Some days she imagines that by her sheer will she can make body parts fall off of people who seem vicious to her. And some other days everyone around her looks beautiful. And when she was little, she wished that flowers would grow out of her footprints. Running time: 00:21:34.

Trailer

Winner 'Best Animated Film' Brussels Independent FF 2021.

Lust des Schöpfers.jpg

LUST DES SCHÖPFERS (SPAIN) BY CARLES PONS ALTIMIRA

A visual essay on the death of the ego and the drift of the body. Amidst freezing and unexplored landscapes there is Karoline, wandering at the mercy of her memories’ echoes. Running time: 00:03:35.

Wild Grass.jpg

WILD GRASS (TAIWAN) BY SHAN WU

Following the journey of a Taiwanese woman from humid and dense Taipei to the yellow sprawl of L.A., the story reveals the conflict between expectations and reality while she finds herself struggling with a new language. She begins a relationship rooted in an imbalance of power with her American housemate. Her difficulties communicating lead to an awakening that forces her to look back on the culture that formed her, which she has been trying to escape. Through the protagonist confronting her own image and failures, 'Wild Grass' tells a story of reflection and an identity entangled with beauty, sexuality, nationality and two languages. Running time: 00:19:46.

Trailer

Winner 'Best Experimental Film' Brussels Independent FF 2021.

SPORA (Belgium) by Loes Vanneste, Lena M

SPORA (BELGIUM) BY LOES VANNESTE, LENA MARIËN

A world created in textile, full of fascinating organisms, is in danger... Running time: 00:03:33.

My Own Landscapes.jpg

MY OWN LANDSCAPES (FRANCE) BY ANTOINE CHAPON

​​

A former military game designer was spotted in a video game competition organized by the army. Before going to war, he made video game scenarios that prepared soldiers to cultural shocks and healed trauma. Once back from the war, his relationship with his identity, with life and with the video game changed. Running time: 00:18:42.

Winner Best Documentary Short Film (Brussels Independent FF 2021)

The Moth.jpg

THE MOTH (U.K.) BY GEORDIE LEYLAND

A lonely lightbulb remembers the love of its life. Running time: 00:03:00.

Trailer

A letter from Al Barzakh.jpg

A LETTER FROM AL BARZAKH (BELGIUM) BY WALEED AL MADANI

Have you ever imagined your first thoughts if your conscious woke up right after you die? I did, I thought of loneliness and my mother. Muslims believe in a period of time where the dead live, a period of time between the moment they die, and their judgment day. I will take you with me through my first moments in Al Barzakh, the moments I start to realize my lonely, realize that I’m not going to see my mother again, my ocean of thoughts, my fire, my home, my final wash, going through visual memories and feelings, and the moment I realize where I am, freed from loneliness. Running time: 00:15:12.

Tunable Mimoid.jpg

TUNABLE MIMOID (AUSTRALIA) BY VLADIMIR TODOROVIC

“In this experiment, we used a mimoid sample from Solaris ocean and measured it’s reaction to several types of non-ionizing and ionizing radiation. We probed the living system with customizable metamaterials and time-varying electromagnetic fields in a noninvasive live-cell imaging solution. Our findings show that the mimoid not only behaves as a tunable living system, but it also exhibits self-organizing behaviour while mimicking patterns of controlled electromagnetic fields. Our results illustrate mimoid’s extraterrestrial and unique ability to neutralize man-made radiation effects.” Running time: 00:07:13.