Just Visiting – Shorts 2022

Friday, April 1, 3:15 PM

Some Day In the New Millennium Director: Matt Whitman, Experimental, USA, 5 min
All that was left of your body was your phone and then I finally understood Deleuze. Now the sky is going dark, walking up a hill.

Pocket Call Director: Paul Spengemann, Experimental, Germany, 7 min
A video call to the cinema.

7 Lbs 8 Oz Director: Yoo Lee, Animation, USA, 7 min
When a young mother moves into 8th street, Jersey City, NJ, she learns about the value of the community and how her own perception determines her own experiences.

Vacation Therapy Director: Per Bifrost, Experimental, Greece, Malta, Sweden, 8 min
If you feel deprived, depressed, or have vague longings because of your cancelled holiday to the sun, perhaps “Vacation Therapy” is the cure for you?

Water and More Water Director: Francesca Svampa Experimental, Spain, 7 min
A dreamlike portrait of Barcelona, shot in double exposure on reversible 8mm film, is interwoven with an intimate voice, creating a collage of memories.

(tourism studies) Director: Joshua Gen Solondz, Experimental, Belgium, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, USA, 8 min
Shot in Tokyo, Baghad, Amsterdam, Brussels, Golan Heights, Livingston, Baltimore, and Los Angeles over a ten year period.

Water & Wall Director: Cassandra Celestin, Experimental, USA, 9 min
The Dutch settler town lying beneath Manhattan’s current financial district seen through a mosaic of material remains and landscapes, an entanglement of things past and present.

Goodbye Thelma Dir. Jessica Bardsley, Experimental, USA, 14 min
Goodbye Thelma synthesizes footage from the 1991 film Thelma & Louise and footage of the author’s own making to create a mysterious, and at times disturbing, auto-fictional exploration of the joys and terrors of traveling as a woman alone.

Customs Director: Armita Keyani, Narrative, Norway 14 min
A young Chinese backpacker visits a small Norwegian village, and stays with a host he’s found through a Homestay app. He soon discovers that he has to make a difficult decision.

Acclimation Director: Camille Laut, Narrative, France, USA, 16 min
A French tourist arrives in L.A. to check out the City of Angels. But instead, she boards on a new touristic experience : the spectacle of a metropolis hiding a violent history. Nevermind! In return she’ll become a guide in the so-called City of Lights, Paris.