“Beacon” has this beautiful emotional intensity which for me comes to the foreground more in the second part of the video with the portraits. There for the first time in the video something looks back at you. Making this video for Clark was a fantastic experience and a great challenge.”
SHORT FILM PROGRAM 2015
Beacon (2014 / DE / 3min)
Directed by Matti Gajek. Music by Clark.
End of Summer ( 2014 / DK / 28min)
Directed by Johann Johannsson.
Filmed as a series of mostly static tableaux over a period of 20 days during the waning days of the Antarctic Summer, the film is a startling look at life at the edge of the world.
FUCKKKYOUUU (2015 / USA / 8min )
Directed by Eddie Alcazar. Music by Flying Lotus.
With the ability to travel in time, a lonely girl finds love and comfort by connecting with her past self. Eventually faced with rejection she struggles with her identity and gender, and as time folds onto itself only one of them can remain.
One of a Kind (2014 / UK / 3min)
Directed by Rok Predin. Music by Daniel Pemberton.
The short is a contemplation about all the people who had to meet, all the tiny acts of fate and chance that had to come together, in order for you to sit here right now, reading this. Predin felt that this overwhelming question allowed ample opportunity for lots of humor, sentiment, and beauty.
Bär (2014 / DE / 8min)
Directed by Pascal Floerks. Soundtrack by Christian Heck.
‚My grandpa’s past was always very present. It would break through in something he’d say or do, but he’d never talk about it. Only now, by revisiting his life and personality as I knew him, do I feel the weight of his inheritance.‘
Dry Lights ( 2015 / Mexico / 4min )
Directed by Xavier Chassaing
A trip through an electric desert, Dry Lights unfolds in an imagined environment of cacti and canyons, moving from hidden caves to lonely cliffs along pulsating rivers of light. Like an imaginary city flickering in the dark, the lights beacon fragments of vague memories – faded moments, experiences, and topographies.
Second Sighted ( 2014 / USA / 5min )
Directed by Deborah Stratman
Obscure signs portend a looming, indecipherable slump. An oracular decoding of the landscape.
Made in collaboration with composer Olivia Block, and by invitation of the Chicago Film Archives, utilizing solely films from their collection.
Bloody Mary ( 2015 / USA / 6min)
Directed by Jono Freedrix.
A sophisticated Manhattan loft party takes a deviant turn after an uninvited guest shows up, pestering nearly everyone. Bloody Mary is a twisted comedy about shaking up the social norms, and „over-sharing“.
Mynarski Death Plummet (2014 / Canada / 8min )
Directed by Matthew Rankin.
A completely handmade historical microepic about the final minutes in the life of Winnipeg’s doomed Second world war hero, Andrew Mynarsky.
Absence (2015 / PT / 15min)
Directed by Carlos Melim.
Feeling suddenly indisposed, Isabel decides to rule out the possibiliy of a pregnancy through a cheap drugstore test. The result is unclear, insufficient to be sure. With no hope of meeting her ex-boyfriend again, as she might be either pregnant or sick, Isabel dwells in solitude and despair, trusting only in Rita, her closest friend.