Experimental 2

Friday 18/03/2022 14:00 - 16:00 - Athens Animfest 2022 Official Screening
Saturday 19/03/2022 02:00 - 04:00 - Athens Animfest 2022 Replay Screening
Total Duration: 01:53:52

  1. Traces#01 02:49
  2. Spain 2021
    Directed by: Luis Carlos Rodríguez
    Screenplay: Luis Carlos Rodriguez
    Technique: Digital
    Music: Luis Carlos Rodriguez
    Production/School: bellasart.es
    Dialogue language: no
    Subtitles language: no

    Trace#01 is part of an audiovisual artistic research project that tries to transfer expressive and emotional concepts to the screen with moving images and, therefore, intentionally lacks formal, narrative and structural aspects. Any resemblance to reality is pure coincidence or a chance accident in the production process.

  3. 4913 Colors 00:30
  4. USA 2020
    Directed by: Tom Bessoir
    Technique: digital
    Music: silent
    Dialogue language: silent

    I was inspired by seeing the artwork “4900 Colors” at the The Met Breuer retrospective "Gerhard Richter: Painting After All," which was only on view for eight days due to the pandemic. “4900 Colors” consists of modular squares produced by mixing the three primaries in graduated amounts to expand the number of hues and tones. The artist produced 196 unique panels composed of twenty-five squares. The placement and positioning of the panels is deliberately arbitrary. I combined 17 shades of each primary color. Like Richter I used a computer program to generate my colors and to randomly distribute them in five-by-five frames. My title frame is an homage to Richter’s “Cathedral Window” (2007) in Cologne which the artist created the same year as “4900 Colors.” For the best experience view in a dark room.

  5. Weekly Planner 04:01
  6. United Kingdom 2021
    Directed by: Heidi Sarah Stokes
    Screenplay: Heidi Sarah Stokes
    Animation: Heidi Sarah Stokes
    Technique: hand drawn and collage / Edited photoshop
    Music: Music and sound effects: Pond5.com sound effects and music: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 14 In C-Sharp Minor Moonlight, I. Adagio (4:50) - P5 By: GarsuMene Publisher: Pond5 Publishing Alpha (ASCAP) Composer: Aivaras Stepukonis
    Production/School: Heidi Sarah Stokes
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    'Weekly Planner' explores a need to celebrate the everyday, in all its simplicity and complexity.

  7. SPELL 06:42
  8. USA 2021
    Directed by: Philippe Safire
    Screenplay: Philippe Safire
    Technique: 2D
    Music: Autocad, Richard Wagner
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese

    SPELL A Digital Age Tragedy Our story takes place in Digital City, a socially and technologically advanced society. People enjoy access to vast freedoms and rapid economic growth. That is, until a woman reports a mysterious incident unnoticed among the flashing lights and strident sounds of the city. Society as a whole then faces a crisis that will lead to new relationships and a very strange discovery.

  9. Apocalypse Baby, we advertise the end of the world 19:44
  10. Germany 2021
    Directed by: Camille Tricaud, Franziska Unger
    Screenplay: Camille Tricaud, Franziska Unger
    Music: Balcony DC
    Production/School: Camille Tricaud, Franziska Unger
    Dialogue language: English, German

    This film is a pop satire. A teleshopping show that uses the fear of climate apocalypse as a reason to convince the audience to consume more and more. A film about consumerism and climate crisis, about global warming and individualism, about hedonism and guilty conscience, about the contradictions inside of us. A reflexion about the way we look away and an exposure of the cynicism of a capitalistic system. “A great many of us engage in this kind of climate change denial. We look for a split second and then we look away. Or we look but then turn it into a joke (“more signs of the Apocalypse!”). Which is another way of looking away.” Naomi Klein (This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, 2014).
  11. "Le Théâtre de Gravures" 10:00
  12. Greece 2021
    Directed by: Christophoros Katsadiotis
    Production/School: Christophoros Katsadiotis

    The city as a theater stage. A city shaped by its ghosts. Familiar ghosts; characters from the darkest of darkness. Dreams escaped from the confines of mundanity, taking flight. Heroes dressed as madmen breaking free from conformity to the ordinary, crossing into the fantastical like solitude in a public square. And love, love is expressed as something cold. The music – audio – background intensifies the silence. The city’s chain, clanking, sets the rhythm. An agony of colors. Sadness. Grief and sarcasm rise from the abyss to define the characters. Instead of masks those playful shapes can be imagined as the faces themselves, illuminated by ersatz neutrality. Survival against the crash; a dream against the reconstruction of reality. There are no hypocrites here. Paper heroes become truths. You cannot hide in a dream. The cast of characters cannot and will not pretend that silence and loneliness do not merely complement each other but engage in a discourse between fact and the immaterial archive. The show moves at cinematic speed, glance askance and prone to twists. Poetic symbolism and ellipticity tacitly form a scream. Irony comes in a sob. The abyss leaves a track on the space and the narrative, inviting us to follow it.

  13. Devour 03:20
  14. USA 2021
    Directed by: Kate Raney

    Consumption considered, the din of dining. Using reference videos from my front yard, I created animations and collaged them with cyanotypes of garden material and audio field recordings from travels near and far. The resulting moment in my microcosm becomes a consideration of life cycles and habitats.

  15. Transparent, I am. 11:36
  16. Japan 2020
    Directed by: Yuri Muraoka
    Screenplay: Yuri Muraoka
    Animation: Yuri Muraoka
    Music: Chopin / Etude in C Minor, Op.10 No.12 "Revolutionary"
    Production/School: Nonoho Suzuki
    Dialogue language: Japanese
    Subtitles language: English

    In the year of 2020 when the world was forced to “change”, I wanted to confirm what changed and what did not change in me and wrote a poem “Transparent, I am.”. This film is based on it. The white mask I wore became the screen projected my past. My family are sometimes hurt and suffer, but support me who suffers from schizophrenia. Nonoho, Yuri, Nemu and Hana. The four of us live today to the fullest while looking for the answer to “Who are we?” This film is Essay Film.
  17. Tide / Fala 05:26
  18. Poland 2021
    Directed by: Marcin Gizycki
    Screenplay: Marcin Gizycki
    Animation: Marcin Gizycki
    Technique: cutout, live action
    Production/School: Marcin Gizycki
    Dialogue language: no dialog

    Waves wash ashore different objects, which gradually become associated with Roman Polański’s „Two Men and a Wardrobe.”

  19. RITES OF SPRING 04:31
  20. Cyprus 2021
    Directed by: Yiorgos Tsangaris

    Christian Orthodox tradition and travelling theatre troupes with their pagan roots are two seemingly opposite worlds, both mysterious and both enchanting to the author.
  21. Lines on the Winter Campaign, 1980 05:36
  22. Germany 2021
    Directed by: Thadeusz Tischbein, Rene Reinhardt
    Production/School: Thadeusz Tischbein, Rene Reinhardt
    Dialogue language: English

    The excerpt from a poem by the Russian-American Nobel Prize winner Joseph Brodsky is a frozen description of the time of the Soviet empire of the 1980s, a metaphorical reckoning with a technocratic regime and a nightmarish illustration of the war.
  23. Alice in Covid-land 03:30
  24. Greece 2021
    Directed by: Tina Mamali
    Screenplay: Tina Mamali
    Production/School: Tina Mamali
    Dialogue language: English

    Alice in Covid-land is all of us apart when we experience our own personal deadlocks , when we swim in a deep depression and we can't find the way out, when our own self is the enemy , when we are moving in to the deep darkness and the light at the end of the road keeps getting stronger! - An experimental animated short film about Pandemic/Quarantine time inspired from the unique storie of Alice in Wonderland combine the original idea of a story with elements of postmodern filming using a multimedia content.
  25. BOOKANIMA: Dance 07:31
  26. Korea 2020
    Directed by: SHON KIM
    Screenplay: SHON KIM
    Animation: SHON KIM
    Production/School: SHON KIM
    Dialogue language: English/Korean
    Subtitles language: English/Korean

    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.

  27. Enjoying A Nice Life 04:46
  28. USA 2021
    Directed by: Rainbow Timothy
    Dialogue language: English

    This film is a collection of sketches and ideas from my sketchbook between 2017-2020. It is art therapy. I make films in order to work-out how to exist in this world. This little planet may soon shake us off like fleas. It really doesn’t matter, and I bet the trees won’t miss us, but I bet the earth will breathe a sigh of relief as she erodes this condom of concrete that we imposed upon her. Trust, drugs, love, religion, homelessness, selfless acts, aliens, gun violence, tech, porn, nature and industry are all interconnected. It’s this fabric, or web that weaves through us on both sides of reality. Transcending our perceived reality to tie all forms together in an ever-changing dance of tension and vacuum. Ye of little significance, you of infinite importance. You lose vibration, young child, fiending young adults, happy fat ignorant bald old matriarch. Stay here and brew your impending pain and elation, you sloppy ballistic joy! Process: Hand drawn on paper, shot using DragonFrame, chopped up and manipulated in Aftereffects, edited in Premier. Sound design assembled in GarageBand, mixed and mastered in Protools.

  29. Holes 05:00
  30. United Kingdom 2021
    Directed by: Birgitta Hosea
    Animation: Birgitta Hosea
    Technique: Hand drawing, stop motion, After Effects, microscopic camera
    Music: Anat Ben-David
    Dialogue language: English

    Originally created to be viewed through a peephole, this short abstract film hints at an imaginary journey through the female body that is traced by oil pastels, white spirit, milk, ink, detergent, lipstick and pomegranates using hand drawing, fingers, After Effects and a microscopic camera.

  31. The blind writer / L’écrivain aveugle 09:50
  32. Greece 2021
    Directed by: Georges Sifianos
    Screenplay: Georges Sifianos
    Animation: Georges Sifianos
    Technique: Drawing on paper
    Music: Gustave Carpène
    Production/School: Georges Sifianos
    Dialogue language: French
    Subtitles language: English

    The drawings of this film were made blindfolded, that is, without looking at them while drawing but using only tactile cues. This constraint deconstructs the individual drawings, which are then assembled into a whole in the viewer's mind. The film gropes along like a blind man. This reflects the writer’s perplexity, who questions dogmas and certainties. Faced with the complexity of the world, eternal questions concerning the relationships among people, political and metaphysical questions arise: - Who created the universe? - God. - And who created God? Faced with ready-made ideological answers, the writer admits his helplessness, his blindness is more metaphorical than real. What does “see” mean? Does what we see, the appearance, reflect reality? The viewer is called to provide his/her own answer. S/he is the one who will have to decide, as his perception does, by assembling the disparate lines of the drawings in order to make them meaningful. In a world where communication has acquired special significance, where images and views are constructed on order, how can one discern what is substantial? Is the candy edible or its colorful wrapping? The orange or its peel? Paradoxically, the answer is not as simple as it appears.

  33. Julian of Norwich 09:00
  34. United Kingdom 2021
    Directed by: Dominique Golden
    Screenplay: NA
    Animation: yes
    Technique: stop motion
    Music: Nicholas Clifford & Sally Childs
    Production/School: NA
    Dialogue language: none
    Subtitles language: none

    Julian of Norwich was an anchoress in the 13th century and the first woman to write a book in English (which she wrote in secret). It was about her visions and commune with Christ, as a woman she was able to form a close alliance with Christ via bodily fluids. Christ’s crucifixion weeping wounds and Julian’s tears connected and made common ground, she was able to get close to God via her feminine leakage. Dominique’s animation demonstrates crying in multiple abstractions and in doing so demonstrates the flexible, magical and watery attributes of the positive feminine body.


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