Other Worlds

Show Title: Other Worlds
Competition Shorts
Saturday, April 8, 1:00 PM

beyonder

Film, Beyonder III
Director: Pierre Feytis
Experimental
5 min
France

Gog, an artist, hates cinema. One day, a neighbor – while vulgarly scratching his head – noticed a mysterious steel rod in Gog’s garden…

Spotlight

Spotlight on a Brick Wall
Director: Alee Peoples/Mike Stoltz
Experimental
8 min
USA

A performance film that navigates expectations of both the audience and the makers. A series of false starts. Dub treatment on the laugh track.

plasma

Plasma Vista
Director: Sarah Cockings/Harriet Fleuriot
Experimental
8 min
UK

The magician is a composed cartoon machine repeating tricks and equations. When products become prosthetics does the accessory take some emotional control?

see_a_dog

See a Dog, Hear a Dog
Director: Jesse McLean
Experimental
18 min
USA

With YouTube dog videos, chatbot dialogue windows, and iTunes visualizer among other sources, this analytic tragicomedy of infinite human desire and finite technological capacity—considers the deficits and surpluses produced by attempts at communication among humans, animals, and machines; both directly and as mediated by one another.

Sch

Schizophrenia
Director: Yuri Muraoka
Experimental
10 min
Japan

A self-portrait conducted in the filmmaker’s 7th year of treatment for schizophrenia.

Animals Under Anesthesia: Speculations on the Dream-life of Beasts
Director: Brian M. Cassidy/Melanie Shatzky
Experimental
14 min
Canada

Explores the imaginary unconscious minds of animals. Images of sex, death, and the natural world are made manifest in the murky and disquieting dreams of a dog, cat, pig and rabbit.

Baba Dana Talks To The Wolves
Director: Ralitsa Doncheva
Experimental
11 min
Canada

Portrait of an an 85 year-old Bulgarian woman who has chosen to spend her life in the mountains, away from people and cities.

If_I_Were_Any_Further_Away

If I Were Any Further Away I’d Be Closer to Home
Director: Rajee Samarasinghe
Experimental
15 min
Sri Lanka

A silent poem reflecting on the filmmaker’s mother’s birth place and her first traces on Earth. A generational portrait of South Asian “makers” becomes a perceptual voyage into memory, experience, and touch.

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