The competitive experimental program of the 7th Short Movie Club Film Festival “NEFILTRAVANAE KINO”. The program of experimental films included works marked by the characteristic of contemporary relevance in an environment of excessive media flux and fascination. The total length of the films is 50 minutes.
CINEMA THEATRE “BELARUS”
Dmitry Zakharov (Germany, 5 min)
The spread of fake news and false information has reached a new climax. The separation of truth and falsehood becomes increasingly difficult and it becomes harder to identify the people who we can trust.
Political conflicts and arguments are deadlocked and often represent personal interests, economic superiority and a gain of power rather than the interests of the people and the environment.
The problems of globalisation demand rejection of a misinterpreted concept of individualism. They demand rethinking of our stuck concepts and ideologies that led us to this self-scourging, almost self-destructive, mindset which has replaced the essence of our existence. < Film Website>
Yann Chapotel (France, 6 min)
Inside unrolls a mosaic of windows, those of the building that I regularly filmed from my own window. Along this border where the interior opens onto the exterior, a multitude of moments of everyday life overlap and respond to each other, forming a choreographic fresco of simple gestures.
Kiki Ho (Netherlands, 2 min)
This ultrashort film is an experimental exploration of the screen. Purely based on archive material, this poetic pinch challenges the viewer to think about the demanding character of all these bright rectangles: Especially now, in Corona times, we are sucked into what seems the only portal to the rest of the world. Time to take a critical stance.
The Stone Guest
Marina Fomenko (Russia, 8 min)
The key figure of the Great October Socialist Revolution of 1917 in Russia was Lenin. After his death in 1924 Lenin’s image was immortalized in countless numbers of monuments in the Soviet Union and in the Soviet bloc’s countries. In her video, the artist refers to depicted in stone image of the Revolution leader based on archival materials and found footage. There is neither living nor dead Lenin in the film; only “the stone guest” become ingrained in Soviet people lives after his death. The “birth” of each new stone Lenin is accompanied by a special ritual with speeches and festivities before a vast assembly. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the life cycle of the “stone guest” is coming to the end.
Qunyuan WANG (Germany, 6 min)
Most of our memories pass like time; they become vague memories of broken glass and emotions.
The story consists of two parts: one strand is the reality of what happened and the other is the memory of it.
Overall, the first part is a story about the creation of memories. The second part is just an objective description of all the negative things in life.
Jiatong Han (United States, 2 min)
RELATIONSHAPE is a 2D and 3D motion graphics film combined a poem I’ve written with its own storyline revealed through narration and also text. RELATIONSHAPE uses the relations between different geometric shapes to represent the connections and distances between people. Geometry can act as the most universal symbols, leaving any judgments or bias we have as people from different cultures and backgrounds out of it. < Film Website>
Josephin Boettger (Germany, 7 min)
A city builds itself. Demolition follows construction follows demolition. In “Topiaskop“ dimensions and relations are dissolved, the certainty of place and time is dismantled: the concrete city of Hamburg becomes the site of an absurd tale of growth. < Film Website>
Alexey Khazov (Russia, 14 min)
USSR. 2077. An American billionaire inventor arrives at an exchange for the sale of dissident merch, hoping to meet an eccentric gangster to buy the stolen body of Lenin, but a special KGB cyber squad is secretly lying in wait. < Film Website>