4TH EDITION ssf
30 of November 2022
A GOOD CAUSE by Miguel Aguirre Garcia
What would you be able to do to satisfy a sexual fantasy? Matías, a listless and lonely thirty-something, is forced to turn his almost non-existent social life upside down, driven by a new and unstoppable desire. So far everything normal ... if it weren't because he will do it in the middle of a pandemic.
THE REPEATER by Grete Suarez
BEST NARRATIVE 4TH EDITION
A radio repairman hikes up a mountain to fix the repeater tower. A simple task turns into an arduous journey when he encounters a string of strange occurrences that forces him to face a painful truth in his life.
MAYONNAISE by Asterios Gousios
A young thief attempts to break into an apartment. To his surprise, he is faced with an old man close to death. The old man, instead of offering any resistance, asks him to make for each of them a sandwich with mayonnaise, and for them to sit and talk.
Two lives meet and the conversation between them will define both of their stories.
TOWER by Emre Birismen
The sun rises on Sunday morning in Berlin. On her way home, Derin finds herself thinking about what she left behind. She remembers why and how she moved abroad.
VAGUE by Joni Tuominen
Mikael struggles to tell his loved one about the illness. At the same time something valuable disappears from a nearby island.
BACK IN 5 MINUTES by Felipe Garrido Archanco
Your life sucks? BACK IN 5 MINUTES is a short film structured as a false advertising block: 11 fictional spots that reflect on the advertising language through the advertising language itself.
MUSTERMANN by Veronika Vath
BEST ANIMATION 4T EDITION
Being late, the protagonist finally manages to get to the office. But that's where his obsessive-compulsive adventures begin, leaving him no chance for getting the job done.
EAT THE RICH by Niven Wilson
You are what you eat
FIESTA BLOOD by Elena Fazio
An avenging piñata is fighting back against the brutality of birthday party piñata murder on a mission to save his fellow brethren.
THE TRUTH WITHIN by Gabi Soto, Juan Camilo Rincon
In a Make-a-Bear Store, a hard-boiled teddy bear detective is alerted by his lover of a dead body that has been found. Upon arriving at the crime scene, he starts unveiling clues which set him on a path to discovering the truth: Danger lurks closer than he thinks.
THERE IS EXACTLY ENOUGH TIME by Oskar Salomonowitz
Oskar Salomonowitz, the 12-year-old son of filmmakers Anja Salomonowitz and Virgil Widrich, had drawn 206 frames of a flip book when he died in an accident. Using the remaining blank sheets, his father continued drawing the film.
SKYSCRAPPER FILM by Federica Foglia
Skyscraper Film is a camera-less handmade film collage created from scraps of 16mm orphan films from 1970s. Originally produced to promote tourism in North America these films are remediated by the filmmaker to create an abstract collage via the Emulsion Lifting/ Emulsion Grafting technique.
With this technique the filmmaker lifts by hand the emulsion layer from the film strip and subsequently places it on a different film strip, this way a celluloid collage is created, then re-animated.
HOW TO BUILD A HOUSE OUT OF WRECKAGE AND RAGS by Bernd Lutzeler
BEST EXPERIMENTAL 4TH EDITION
Found footage: California in the 1950's and 60's. A young Indian couple enjoys their personal American dream come true in their home somewhere in the suburbs of San Francisco. In great detail they demonstrate their newly achieved wealth in front of their Super-8 camera. Like postcards, they would send these film rolls to their families back in India. Around the same time, an American missionary couple visits the city of Calcutta to shoot a Christian propaganda film. The drastic reality of poverty and famine in the streets of the Indian metropolis fits perfectly into their wicked plan: To promote the believe in Christ by showing the misery that pagan believers are doomed to suffer from.
BOOM by Leila Rodriguez
With a series of seven short films in all, Leyla Rodriguez composes sequences of family and identity. In many cases, penetrating autobiographical and intimate shots are assembled, developing the character of moving collages. Ahistorical, multiply ambiguous, symbolically charged images suggest narratives that are ultimately left open. In this way, the films do not generate a stringent view of time or narrative, but in a kind of endless loop form variable interpretations and possibilities of entry. The relationship between nature, culture, ‘Heimat’ and ‘dépaysement’, comes across as a superordinate and recurring principle, generating the melancholy and yearning that overlie the films.
BOOKANIMA by Shon Kim
BOOKANIMA, a compound word of ‘Book’ and ‘Anima’, is Experimental Animation to give new cinematic life to book.
It aims to create ‘Book Cinema’ in the third scope between Book and Cinema. Animation links Book to Cinema. Along the way, it experiments Locomotion based on Chronophotography Animation, paying homage for Edward Muybridge and Entienne Jules-Marey.
It experiments locomotion of Dance along with its stream: Ballet-Korean dance-Modern dance-Jazz dance-Aerial Silk-Tap dance-Aerobic-Disco-Break dance-Hip hop-Social dance.
THE ZOOM IN THE PHOTO by Simay Yigit
Image and mind are intertwined. But where does the zoom in photo stand?
THE LAST POTTER by Fabio Oliveira
BEST DOCUMENTARY 4TH EDITION
The potters of red clay made the Pedreiras parish in the district of Leiria famous. The pottery will always be connected with the Portuguese traditional cuisine. While years ago there were a hundred potters in the parish, now there is only one left.
SUN COMING AND CASTING A SHADOW by Daniel Robin
A film about time, memory, fear and the challenges of holding onto joy.
WHERA TUPA AND THE SACRED FIRE by Rafael Coelho
Wherá Tupã, a 109-year-old Guarani spiritual leader, performs cures and is the bearer of the ancient wisdom of the Sacred Fire that is disappearing.
THE GOLDEN AGE by Hannah Hamalian
An experimental documentary examining the traumatic history of being a woman at work in the animation industry. I put myself into conversation with a generation of women who experienced restricted creative opportunities in animation and a lack of acknowledgement as artists. Each manipulated frame is an ode to the disregarded labor of women, wielded to create films that told young girls to dream.
STONE AND STORY by Thomas Grant
A literature professor seeks King Arthur, Merlin and Morgan le Fay in the landscape of England and Wales and examines the connection between ancient stories and modern places.
LOOSE by Javier Pereira
BUBBLE by Luke Andrews
SAUERDOGS by G. de Oliveira
RADZYN by Patricio Mosse
MORON by Roberto Cano Lopez
AU PAIR by David Perez Sanudo
CURIOSA by Tessa Moult-Milewska
THE EGRET RIVER by Wan-Ling Liu
THE ROCKING CHAIR by Gloria M. Civantos
GASPING FOR AIR by Jo Pearl
LITTER BUGGIN' by John Rowley
ETYMOLOGY by Said AFIFI
ANATOMY OF CHAOS by Benjamin Juhel
DisQuiet by Erik Loncar
AVROCAR by Matthew Sanabria
ShareMyWorld by Myles Elliot Cooper
LOGGERHEAD by Guillaume Couche
MATCH POINT by Sanay Saboo
THE ART OF FORTUNE COOKIE
by Jiayi Li
DAIDA BACK TO THE OCEAN by
Pablo Ramirez Bolaños
24 HOURS AT THE GIDDY BRIDGE by