GIFF SHORTS SESSION 9

 

 

 

 

Drama | 1h 59m 

GIFF21 Official Selection | 3x World Premiere 6x Australian Premiere

Screening from 3-11 July 2021

This is a collection of experimental shorts and animation.

CLOSED
Sympoietic Bodies

SYMPOIETIC BODIES

 

Director: Flavia Mazzanti | 11m 12s | Hybrid, Animation, Experimental | Australian Premiere | 2020 

Country: Austria | Language: English

The plot follows the story of “C”, inhabitant of a hybrid urban formation. “C” narrates in first person her life in the city and how hybrid bodies live in symbiosis with other human/nonhuman beings and the surrounding environment. Borders and boundaries dissolve. Alongside the main narration, a second one, made out of fragmentary images of “C” and her interaction with a second mysterious hybrid body (“unknown”), provides the story with a second layer of depth and understanding.

ULN

 

Director: Andreas Aicka Thomsen | 8m 4s | Experimental | World Premiere | 2021

Country: France |  Language: French

Recorded and created during my exchange semester in France, this short film is an experimental collaboration project comprised of cinematic styles, alien costumes, nostalgia, bizarre dreams, eerie atmospheres and question marks.

Next Step Beyond

NEXT STEP BEYOND

 

Director: Angier Peng | 3m 15s | Australian Premiere | Animation | 2020 

Country: Taiwan |  Language: No Dialogue

In the not-too-distant future, mankind’s dream of space exploration is still ongoing. When going to the boundless deep space, we are always facing dangers and setbacks. This is a story about taking the next step and going further than our predecessors.

2 MINUTES BEFORE THE DIGITAL WAR

2 MINUTES BEFORE THE DIGITAL WAR

 

Director: GRAPHSET / Mikkael Doczekalski | 3m 44s | World Premiere | Animation | 2020 

Country: France |  Language: English

The threat of a new conflict had dissipated.

Weeks ago, a hundred men from the community had left on a reconnaissance mission. We hadn’t heard from them. If we had no images, no reports, then this war did not exist.

WADE

 

Directors: Upamanyu Bhattacharyya, Kalp Sanghvi | 10m 38s | Australian Premiere | Animation | 2020

Country: India | Language: No Dialogue

In a version of Kolkata, India rendered unliveable by sea level rise, things take a dark turn when a family of climate change refugees are ambushed by a tiger on the flooded streets.

THE MUSIC BOX

 

Director: Joe Chang | 11m 29s | Australian Premiere | Animation | 2019

Country: Canada | Language: No Dialogue

The Great Chinese Cultural Revolution was a political campaign in China launched and led by Mao Zedong from 1966 to 1976. Nearly ten million people, including outstanding scientists, artists, intellectuals and ordinary people, died during these "Ten Years of Turnmoil" or "Ten Years of Holocaust."

JUDGEMENT

 

Director: Yifan Sun | 2m 3s | World Premiere | Animation | 2020 

Country: USA |  Language: No Dialogue

In recent years, there are increasing news about people committing suicide because of depression, and cyberbullying is one of the reasons contributing to depression. Every person on the internet is wearing a mask, hiding behind their monitors to comment on anything they want without paying for their actions. So this story is about the main character is suffering from cyberbullying and trying to escape from his nightmare.

TENANT

 

Director: Sarah Benson | 5m 39s | Australian Premiere | Animation | 2020 

Country: Ireland |  Language: No Dialogue

Girl moves into apartment and becomes consumed with curiosity for her reclusive, strange flatmate.

DUODROM

 

Director: Basil Vogt | 8m 42s | Animation | 2019

Country: Switzerland |  Language: No Dialogue

We all have two sides. But if even the tiniest scare splits someone into a timid skin on the one hand and an overconfident skeleton on the other, that person has a lot of work ahead to bring their characteristics back into harmony again.

LETTING GO

 

Director: Cécile Brun | 6m 33s | Animation | 2019

Country: Switzerland |  Language: No Dialogue

"Lah gah" lets us dive into sunny childhood memories, when a girl is singing and cooking with her father. An intimate moment, so simple. But they’re swept along by the wafting mass of dough into the emotional depths of loss and disappearance; Helpless, the child is trying to grasp what is not tangible.

BETWEEN THE BEES AND THE TUBOTS

 

Director: Ana Linnea Lidegran Correia | 6m 36s | Australian Premiere | Animation | 2020 

Country: Sweden |  Language:  No Dialogue

t is Spring, we arrive at a new place. We settle down, mid-air and -water, fluctuating between buzz and light. We feed from flowers and bread. Winter cracks the leaves on the ground, soon comes Spring again. A tale told through the symbols and meanings that form an unveiled story about a knight, a baker and a child.

RABBIT HOLE

 

Director: Jenna Mink Kim | 2m 12s | Australian Premiere | Animation | 2020

Country: USA | Language: No Dialogue

A girl finds a strange hole in her room.