BEFORE THE PORTRAIT | 00:02:11
16mm | Color | Silent
Inspired by John William Waterhouses' portrait, "A Mermaid." (1901). Portrayal of this immobile creature idealized with images of femininity. A reenactment of Waterhouses's fictional musings while setting up the framing for his portrait.
CAULIFLOWER | 00:02:18
Natasha Straley & Shoshanna Withers
CAULIFLOWER is a ridiculous poetic comedy denying ignorance.
COMMERCIAL FOR THE QUEEN OF MEATLOAF | 00:09:30
In a surrealist take on a 1950s commercial, a bored housewife attempts to spice up her marriage by preparing a delicious meatloaf for dinner. What emerges from the kitchen is “The Queen of Meatloaf” incarnate, who proceeds to invade the homes of consumers and wreak havoc on the commercial set..
LAS SHAPERS | 00:07:48
Film | Digital
Las Shapers is a documentary that celebrates three women (Kat Mortimer, Cher Pendarvis, and Valerie Duprat) at different stages of their lives, forging a new path in the world of building surfboards. Each woman’s unique approach to board building reflects the way they navigate life’s obstacles – with resourcefulness and creativity. Through their stories, we learn the importance of finding a voice that they can assert in their day-to-day life – in order to break the boundaries of traditionally gendered roles, because, let’s face it, surfboard building has long been regarded as a male-dominated trade. With passionate women like Kat, Cher, and Valerie, that’s changing. Las Shapers is also a testament to the influence and support of partners and mentors in one of the crafts where mentorship is still vital..
HISTORY OF RELIGION | 00:05:21
The video is made up of, on the sound side, a composition consisting of 58 words, in Japanese, accompanied by piano, and, on the image side, a series of images captioned, in Japanese and English, in correspondence with the recitation on the sound side. A title has been added.
HOT LIGHT SUMMER NIGHT | 00:02:34
Climate change has come to our bedrooms.
AT LEAST YOU ARE HERE | 00:07:48
non linear war /nänˈlinēər wôr/ noun
Confusion and disorder ensue when weaponized information exacerbates the perception of insecurity in the populace as political, social, and cultural identities are pitted against one another.
heart·ache/ˈhärdˌāk/noun: emotional anguish or grief, typically caused by the loss or absence of someone loved
INTO HEAVENLY GLORY | 00:05:05
Into Heavenly Glory is an exploration of shifts between emotional states of terror and ecstasy, as instigated by the apparatus of a roller coaster. The title references Mother Mary's sudden assumption into the sky, which marked both her divine achievement and earthly death. The film uncannily merges images of ascension in religious mysticism with more trivial pursuits of touching the sky through theme park entertainment.
ICE BREAKERS| 00:02:25
Hong Yane Wang & Hua Wang
A block of ice is broken up and transformed into vessels of pleasure, hedonism or meditation as well as becoming the main ingredient of social and cultural practices that people use in a futile attempt to connect with one another.
SHERBERT ROSENCRANTZ, YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL | 00:10:21
Natalie van den Dungen
Milly's world revolves around her pet guinea pig. When her mother attempts to engineer for her a 'real' friend, it results in ridicule and forces Milly to question her sense of self.
SPINNERET | 00:01:40
Peeling back the veneer of civilized humanity, Spinneret reflects on the animal instincts we pretend we can control. In particular, this film looks at displays of bravado and intimidation..
ANCOURA LUCCIOLE | 00:14:23
In 1972, in one of his best-known articles, Pier Paolo Pasolini spoke of the disappearance of fireflies. A few months later he was murdered. Since then the fireflies have continued to disappear. But there are still people who remember them.
I DON’T KNOW | 00:02:35
It is an abstract narrative summing up the various questions in life. Questions which we face as an intellect but at the same time there are underprivileged people who don't even know the meaning of intellect, still they feel the same emotions.
GRIT | 00:13:15
Eileen Abarrca & Jordan Auten
Frankie Flores, a feisty and fiercely independent single woman nearing forty, has recently learned from her doctor that, due to a long-standing infertility issue, she has a very small window to conceive a child. Motherhood is suddenly a matter of now-or-never. Further research reveals that the traditional fertility treatment routes are not a fit for Frankie's circumstances. Never one to give up or follow the herd, Frankie decides to attack this challenge as only she can - with pure, unadulterated grit