Total Run Time: 89 minutes
A Room (2016)
14:59 min/ sound
Chong Ming, Hong Kong
Tak has changed another job in order to make more money to marry his fianceé Kuen. One day Tak discovers a secret of a certain room in his company. This secret, which only appears after Taks gets off work, has changed their relationship forever.
Self Encoding (2016)
2:12 min / sound
Micheal Brynntrup, Germany
Bye-bye, bits and bytes: I’ve mathemetized myself into digital codes. — .. -.-. …. .- . .-.. -… .-. -.– -. -. – .-. ..- .—. QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is an optical label that contains information arranged in a square grid on a white background, which can be read by an imaging device (such as a camera, scanner, etc.) (en.wikipedia.org) Bye-bye, bits and bytes: I’ve mathemetized myself into digital codes.
3:15 min / silent
Micheal Lyons, Japan
This stop-motion animation was made by photographing and re-photographing antique kimono resist-dyeing stencils in positive and negative. A joyful play with optical illusions, small variations in the repeating pattern elements generate apparent motion. Photographed on Super 8 and hand-developed using matcha (powdered green tea).
Miraculous Aqueduct (2017)
15:40 min / sound
David Finkelstein, USA
A poetic exploration of the sources of creativity. Do we take a scattershot approach to inspiration, throwing ideas out at random, to see which ones take root? Or can we plug directly into a never-ending source of new ideas, an effortless flow? Miraculous Aqueduct is a journey through an interior landscape filled with tarot cards, towers, and centurions; a collage of words, images and music, in which the film’s two narrators discover that acknowledging inner blocks is the key to overcoming them.
Five: Moving Stormily (2017)
14:54 mins / sound
Max Hattler & Team Five, Hong Kong
An abstract animation visualisation of the second movement of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, created by Max Hattler with student animators at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.
How My Brain Makes Sense of Passing Time (2017)
5:41 min / sound
Chloe Yap, Malaysia
This video examines the ‘length of time’ to transition from the filmmaking student who makes many mistakes, to being in the real world – faced with responsibilities and loneliness of dedicating to an art. The little thoughts on how we make sense of passing time; when we struggle with our work, our purpose in the world, and our connection with other people.
2:50 min / sound
Jason Bernagozzi, USA
Emergence is a video that deconstructs and explores the tension between violence and intimacy at a small town pro wrestling match in Johnson City, NY. As the wrestlers engage in their dramatic struggle for dominance, the frame difference processing analyzes and exposes the intricate details of their movements, expressions and interactions. Paired with the song “Crying” by Roy Orbison, the artist frames the archetype of the pro wrestling match as a tension between consensual physicality and the performance of masculinity.
11:00 min / sound
Ines Christine Geißer, Kirsten Carina Geißer , Germany
LUCKY is looking for happiness. This animated short is questioning our search as well as its aim: What does luck mean for the individual? Is failure the only possibility? (*This film is part of the program “Emerging Artists – Contemporary Experimental Film and Video Art from Germany” by AG Kurzfilm – German Short Film Association and German Films)
Naked Light (2015)
16:48 min / silent
Sim Seow Khee, Malaysia
One night, a boy is awaked by the noise of his father catching rats in the ceiling. Suddenly there is a blackout. The boy then starts to explore in the dark. Shadow of the candle, mouse trap and weird noises transform into a monster and embrace the boy silently. The subtle various transformations here serve as the crossing over in this film. We are not sure if a new reality is formed but the boy and his imagination will definitely bring him to a different world…