Finally, after all the twists and turns of 2020, we announce the selected films for the Pandemia online film festival. The past year has shown that pandemic and lockdown have affected the style, approach and editing of short films. Filmmakers found themselves constrained in their choice of means and opportunities to organise filming. However, new forms of online communication and creative collaboration have emerged. As experience has shown, the human desire for creativity and reflection on reality is unbreakable.
PAUSE (dir. Charly Wenzel | US | 5 min)
PAUSE is a collaboration of 42 artists from over 10 countries, who contributed their work in the form of dance, poetry, photography and music, expressing their state of being during the Corona Virus pandemic.
This film is a representation of an international community of artists coming together in a time of crisis in order to share their common experience and to inspire a global community of audiences.
Holidays² (dir. Thanos Liberopoulos | Greece | 1 min)
This is an one minute film for the people who dream of holidays.
Isolation – A Tale in a Pandemic World (dir. João Micuanski | Brazil | 6 min)
Stuck at home during the isolation of a pandemic, a man is confronted by his own thoughts and reflections about the times and society he belongs to.