BUURMAN ABDI / NEIGHBOUR ABDI
DOUWE DIJKSTRA – 2022 / THE NETHERLANDS
How can you understand a violent past? Somali-born Abdi is furniture designer and support worker. He reenacts his life, marked by war and criminality, with the help of his neighbour and filmmaker Douwe. Through playful reconstructions in a special effects
studio, Abdi and Douwe embark on a candidand investigative journey through a painful history, focusing on the creative process throughout.
MOHAMMADREZA FARZAD – 2022 / IRAN, POLAND, GERMANY
Have you kept a record of your gray hair? The number of houses you have owned or rented? The number of kisses you have exchanged? The number of times you have flown in your dreams? You may not have. It makes no real difference in a life lived beyond numbers.
PINK TWINS – 2023 / FINLAND
What is The Transient? It is that fleeting moment when you question what you are seeing, when uncanny valley takes over and when harmonious wildlife is revealed as a monstrous result of cloning and obsessive manipulation of nature. Or the moment when you ignore the lure of the real and give in to the overwhelming beauty of growth, the blooming of spring and the glow of midsummer night. Real, based on a true story, artificial, imaginary, a natural paradise, an apocalyptic corruption of nature. The Transient is all of these things and more…
HELENA GIRÓN, SAMUEL M. DELGADO – 2023 / SPAIN
San Borondón is a mythical island that appears and disappears. It has appeared on maps throughout history in the vicinity of the Canary Island. The legend of the island of San Borondón became so pervasive that, during the XVI, XVI and XVIII centuries, expeditions were organized to find and conquer it. After centuries of oblivion, it has finally been found.
NYUGVÓ KÖD / RESTING FOG
NIKOLETT FÁBIÁN – 2022 / HUNGARY
Resting Fog is an experimental animation short, that takes place in a fictional, secluded sanatorium in the light from the setting sun’s last rays. Through associative imagery, the short introduces the process of reliving memories and the disintegration of those, using the tools of drawn animation as well as digital effects.
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GETTY IMAGES
RICHARD MISEK – 2022 / NORWAY, UNITED KINGDOM
A montage of some of the last century’s most momentous events forms the basis of a reflection on how we view the past – and how commercial archives control what we see.