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Retrospective — 2017

Resurrection

00:01:30
Antonia Wetzel

„Wake up!“ This stop-motion gem provokes the audience to follow the endless resurrection of alien faces, melting otherness into familiriaty. A gentle reminder of the many connections linking both the physical and the imagined worlds.

Frohe Zukunft

00:17:00
Andrea Rüthel, Katharina Wittmann

A cautious approach on a volatile nearness – a documentary portray of an unusual friendship of two gentlemen entangled in Halle‘s burrough „Frohe Zukunft,“ or „Happy Futures.“ The younger of the two came over from Western Germany after the fall of the wall. The older, a persistent collector, lives on the grounds next to an abandoned airplane manufactury—and his family‘s heritage for generations.

Fais le mort

00:09:00
William Laboury

Three youngsters meet among the endless landscapes of rural France.The sky shines azure. A weapon enthusiast who boasts on Youtube with self-builts handguns, his friend, and Tom—their target.

Without clear purpose

00:02:50
Roberto Voorbij

Roberto Voorbij’s gem of a short only needs one piece of a clip. You might call it „growth from repitition,“ but it truly marks a new genre – „without clear purpose!“

Transit

00:07:24
Philipp Zrenner

Four walls in an airport. Two men meet on unlikely circumstances. Locked between desperate escape and upset pleasure, S. and P. await together their fates. A tale of night and day.

Schatten

00:11:58
Samuli Salomen, Judith Meister

Down in a soggy dungeon someone passes through the twilight of his cell, quietly clinging on reality. But what is the shadow of broken sunlight on a prison wall if not an invitation to insanity.

Reading Ibsen in the picture gallery VIII loud and clear

00:00:39
Ronny S.

Potentially a dadaistic poem. Ibsen or not, pom pom.

Saudade

00:07:01
Rike Hoppe

Emotional, undogmatic, and of aesthetic beauty: „Saudade“ patches together a short on untranslatebale feelings: The longing for home, the need to travel, and the quest for an utopia inbetween. An experiment hard to categorize, provoking, ironic, a question mark on every frame.

Balloon

00:13:00
Sayaka Mizuno, Robin Mogretti

In an office high above Mumbai new neighbourhoods are planned to reinvent the city center. Balloons mark the dawn of a new era of a modern, aspiring society. A guard, humiliated by his „superiors,“ takes one of them with him. A short confrontation of India‘s caste system.

Passport

00:08:23
Edin Bajrić

Edin Bajrić tells the flight of his family from their former home, Yugoslavia, to Germany, based on the evidence stamped into their passports. Abstracting the drama of migration to a rectangular little book and inked stamps of ultimate power, this short tells the bureaucratic side of attaining perminant residency over thirteen year. The process seems so far removed from actual life like the fact that an identity is pressed on a piece of paper.

Tracing Coyotes

00:03:30
Theresa Grysczok, Eeva Ojanperä

A woman meets a dog, tracing its tracks through a woolen wonderland. Contrasting the endless width of space and the colorful world of childhood memories, this stop-motion illustrates Leya Bilgic‘s poem „Tracing Coyotes“. We were reminded of Donna Haraway‘s „Companion Species Manifesto,“ the landslide manifesto connecting the century-old symbiosis between human and dogs.

Das Ei

00:09:00
Katharina Lüdin

A story told around an eggshell—infinite, sprawling, and talkative. A short reflection on the creation of stories, on shorts, chance and unfortunes.

Spiegelschüsse

00:00:37
Stefan Möckel

Stephan Möckel presents once more a riptide of cutting edge animation in this 30-second epos. Drawing from his infinite repertoir the experimental filmmaker surprises again with a balance between complete abstraction and undeniable fact.

Richtung

00:02:35
Yeonho Jang

Walking, hanging, circling, crossing – whether alone, towards each other or the other way around, feet meet. A rhythmic study on movement, a metaphoric puzzle, casting an open question to the night: Where do we go from here?

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