SHORT FILM

Blastogenese X

Director: Conrad Veit & Charlotte Maria Kätzl, Germany, 2020

  © Veit/Kätzl

Looking like a rediscovered film reel from the early days of cinema and with its “animal drag” costumes, this Dadaist nature documentary imagines a utopia where any and all life forms are equal. Fabulous creatures that defy the binary classification of male and female and the division between… more

 

International Dawn Chorus Day

Director: John Greyson, Canada, 2021

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  © Kalil Haddad

On International Dawn Chorus Day (May 3, 2020), birds from six continents join an online video call. They gossip about storms and cats and wires and dates. They share speculations about Egyptian filmmaker Shady Habash, known for his satirical anti-dictator music videos, who died the day before in Cairo’s notorious Tora prison. They talk about Egyptian queer activist Sarah Hegazi, famously incarcerated for flying a rainbow flag at a Cairo concert, now living as a political refugee in Toronto. They don’t realise that… more

 

Les Attendants

Director: Truong Minh Quý, France / Singapore, 2020

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Gérard Thomas & Jean-François Geneste
© Truong Minh Quý – Le Fresnoy

In mining, a slag heap refers to an artificially raised hill consisting of the cleared waste that accumulates during the extraction of raw materials. Birch trees now grow where workers from near and far once went underground to labour hard for very little money. Nowadays, this is a place where men meet to have anonymous sex and share moments of intimacy… more

 

Luz de Presença

Director: Di Diogo Costa Amarante, Portugal, 2021

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Diana Neves Silva © O Verde do Jardim

One rainy night, Gonçalo sets off to give his lost love one last letter. “Beware of the slippery road!” warns Diana from the street corner. In vain. An accident that is both an end and a beginning… more

 

More Happiness

Director: Livia Huang, USA, 2021

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Joyce Keokham, Tina Wonglu © Livia Huang

During a conversation late at night, a woman asks her mother how to be a good person. As they talk, the woman thinks about an old lover. Seasons change and memories accumulate that bring no respite… more