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session two

Doors 18:15

Start 18:30 Prompt -21:30 approx

21:30 - Networking

wavy head

4m 36s

Canada

Wavy Head is my first documentary.  When I was 9 months old, a team of doctors cut into my skull, removed my forehead, put my eye-sockets on a table, reshaping my face completely.  This caused a year of tension and terror in my family, and gave me scars still visible today, yet I can’t remember a single thing about the whole ordeal. It was therefore irresistible to make a film investigating this personally life changing event that seemed to only change the lives of my family. The movie’s plan was simple: I’d interview my mom and dad, reconnect with the surgeons, throw in some animation to tie it up and maybe even have a touching moment where I thank Dr. Forrest, the head of the Cranio surgery department at Sick Kids, for saving my life. But, as I learned over the course of the last few months, making this documentary was not as tightly controlled as a pre-planned script.  My initial ideas of chronicling my gratitude for having my life back, getting a second chance, were derailed when I learned during the interviews that my condition was probably not fatal. If I didn’t have the surgery, and kept growing with my ‘original’ skull, I wouldn’t perish, but instead develop a deformed head (with other possible side effects). I redirected the film, pondering what my life would have been like if I still had a deformed head today. The film started as an investigation of a surgery that changed my life, and evolved into an exploration of the idea that I could have been a completely different person, physically, emotionally, and socially, if I still had a deformed head today.  The film is structured into live footage interviews and animations.  The interviews give background and factual details.  I animated over most of the interviews to provide a more personal take, and I hope to have crafted animation evocative of a young person’s imagination running wild while being told grown-up stories of a surgery, a deformed skull and a whole lot of sharp knives. 

 

THE 100TH VICTIM (dir. A. von Seck)

19m 45s

Canada

A truck stop diner, a killer confesses his bizarre experiments to a blogger for the LA Times. An unassuming middle-aged man shares his appetite for twisting fate and playing God. He has polaroids of his ninety-nine victims, by the end of their meal, one of them will be the next.

 

TOMORROW ISLAND (Dir. Joyaux)

16m 28s

Estonia

In the dawn of the Cold War, a young Soviet telegraphist makes a desperate attempt to save her American lover from being stranded in the Russian side of the Bering Strait after receiving a border closure message.

 

COLD STORAGE (T. Freundlich)

8m 45s

Finland

Cold Storage is a short dance film that pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen. On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother.

 

consumed

1m

Canada

it's all under the surface and about to erupt

 

Neighborrow

3m 47s

France

The neighbor showing up at eight o'clock in the morning in her bathrobe, that’s normal for you?

 

Slick

18m 58s

France

In a very near future, Zack is about to have a date with Lucie who he just met on Slick, a very peculiar dating app.

 

LIGHTNING

17m 57s

United Kingdom

Sean is a quirky musician, who’s just moved to London. During an early morning quest to find a cafe' open, he crosses his path with Summer, a deaf girl who dreams to become a pilot. When she loses her keys at a traffic light, it will start a chasing that will lead the two to develop a sort of affection for each other and open-up about their dreams and future projects. 

6m

 

CLAC!

19m 32s

France

A family dinner at a Chinese restaurant. MOTHER : « I have Alzheimer. I am going to kill myself. Tonight. » The last meal of a family ready to blow and freaking out. 

 

IN SCHERBEN - SHATTERED (dir. T. Liebrecht)

13m 43s

Germany

A routine duty turns into a life-threatening act of self-defense for police officer Kappler (49) when, after 30 years in service, he has to use his gun against a person for the first time. While doctors are fighting for the life of the severely injured perpetrator, Kappler finds himself stuck in an eerie and desperate staging, which is about to turn him into an executioner again his will. Based on true events.

 

IVAN (dir. P. Kountouras)

9m 25s

Greece

Can you consume your human nature in a meal? When hidden instinct is transformed into morbid obsession, then self-preservation turns into a meaningless ritual of imitation, an act of empty logic.

 

The Captivity

1m

India

Democracy , Government , freedom of speech 

 

burnt oranges

1m 30s

Ireland

A disturbed man recalls the events leading to his imprisonment.

 

SAN MIGUEL (dir. C Gris)

18m

Mexico

In order to heal her grieving mother, Ana, a devout 9-year-old girl, pushes her faith to its limit in hopes of divine intervention.

 

SOUND

14m 48s

United States

This is a story about Photographer Isabelle Pisano, a woman who became hearing-impaired after a violent car accident. As she struggles to cope in the muffled and scary new normal something beautifully-terrifying happens...

session six Wednesday 17th April 

18:30 - 21:00

Golden Ticket All Screenings