In the cosmos of experimentation there is a common singularity and it is the game between language and technique, a game that is always in search of exploring to the limit the conception of an idea through new creative processes that lead to the unexpected. in a visual and sound symbiosis. Those ideas that immerse the viewer in a liberating and unconditional journey through abstract atmospheres, free narratives or surreal animations are the basis of this program.

There were 21 selected short films divided into two screenings, most of them from the American continent, mainly Canada, Mexico and Colombia. The works presented contain a great technical and conceptual variety, some of them are made without a camera, others are animations with remarkable stylistic versatility or tributes to people who preserve the memory of cinema.

This program is a compendium of light exercises that evoke a reflection on our existence and transport us to scenarios beyond logic.

Program By:
Julián Camelo Mateus

PART 1

10 SHORT FILMS

1h. 19min. 29s.

RUNTIME
1.

Nowhere Man

Nowhere Man

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Elias Lara

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Nowhere Man is a journey through the experiences, around the world, of the author. A set of images that summarize concepts such as patriotism, detachment, nomad through the director’s perspective.

2019, Perú, 3min. 10s.

2.

Jaus

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Bruno Carabajal

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Different stories happen in a peculiar house.a

 2019, Argentina, 6min. 57s.

3.

Inventario Churubusco

Churubusco Inventory

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Elena Pardo

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The laboratory at the historic Churubusco Studios, in where films from the Golden Age of Mexican cinema in the 1950s were processed, stills in operation. This film is an attempt to make a count and preserve the memory of the people, knowledge and objects that coexist in this space. The lab workers participated in the shooting as: animators, protagonists and teachers.

2019, México, 7min.

4.

Phytography

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Karel Doing

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Phytography dives into the rich and varied world of plant chemistry. This collection of organic ‘objets trouvés’ demonstrates how nature generates multiple creative solutions, each one structured intricately. Through the application of a simple chemical process, the selected leaves, petals and stems have imprinted their own images on the film’s emulsion. Shapes, colours and rhythms whirl across the screen drawing the viewer into a world beyond language and speech. The film taps into a realm of mutualism and generosity, readily available despite the environmental havoc caused by human greed and overconsumption.

2020, United Kingdom, 8min. 9s.

5.

Joven y Carmen

Young and Carmen

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Borja Santomé Rodríguez

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The argument of this film is based on a newcomer to Rome who is living a transcendental adventure in the city. This individual will serve me as a vehicle to capture the spirit of the city as well as a story of a special relationship with the painting and the landscape.

 2019, Spain, 6min. 43s.

6.

Derrubada não!

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Yann Beauvais

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Derrubada não! is a film essay deploying a reflection through an experiment whose objective is to measure the impact of an artistic gesture crystallizing a set of questions relating to what can be defined as belonging: an ethnic group, a history, a language, a culture…
This project is located in the Sertão in Brazil’s northeast, and more precisely in Pernambuco.
The film works with composite images in which the transcription of voices on the screen plays an important role. The music was composed by Thomas Köner

2019, Brasil, 23min. 27s.

7.

Germen

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Leonardo Leal

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Germen is presented as an experimental video piece that creates an atmosphere in which the play between the abstract and figurative, the noise and the harmony creates an order that it may not seem to possess. The implementation of the video as a visual tool to record and manipulate the image with the invention of tools and compositional strategies for creating sounds make Germen a piece looking through the construction and audiovisual mounting of plural forms interacting with each other, putting the multiple to the move, bringing out analogies, uncertainties and overdeterminations appearing through the contemplation of the audiovisual material composing the work.

2020, Colombia, 11min. 31s.

8.

Sunset Details

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Adriana López Garibay

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Trip to a microcosm in a sunset.

2020, México, 1min. 55s.

9.

Reading Wild Lands (dispersal 6-18-048-02 W5)

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Alana Bartol

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Iron filings and magnets become tools of divination as a dowser conducts a site reading of a drill cuttings sample from an abandoned oil well in Alberta, Canada.

2018, Canada, 6min. 57s.

10.

Eidolon

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Mike Rollo

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The seer passes beneath branches, crosses fields, observes the quiet corners of creation. Bright and dark take turns showing their faces, a two-sided phantasm, one energy shape-shifting through time. The seer makes note, gleans eidolons.

2020, Canada, 3min. 40s.

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