A film that imitates nature in its manner of operation, depicting animated cycles in a world entirely based on sound frequency and vibration.
Dir. Mario Radev & Chiara Sgatti / UK / Animation / 2017 / 6:34 / Australian Premiere
Cold Butter is a super 8mm film that obscures time in order to amplify the mundane frustrations of life and explore ideas of repetition and mortality.
Dir. Alex Faoro / USA / Experimental / 2018 / 4:36 / Australian Premiere
A driver is engulfed in frames of celluloid damage as this 35mm Film Trailer disintegrates.
Dir. Tony Lawrence / Australia / Experimental / 2018 / 3:00 / Australian Premiere
A stop-motion dream illustrating the futility of a good night’s rest.
Dir. Kristin Bonelli Pearson / USA / Animation / 2018 / 3:19 / Australian Premiere
World of Tomorrow: Episode 2
Emily is visited by a backup clone of herself from the even-more distant future, as they must venture into each other's psyche in order to restore the clone's deteriorating mind.
Dir. Don Hertzfeldt / USA / Animation / 2017 / 23:00 Australian Premiere
An irreverent, amusing and absurd examination of icons from popular culture and the plastic baubles mass-produced in their image.
Dir. Paul Winkler / Australia / Experimental / 2018 / 8:00 / Sydney Premiere
Videomania in Pixelmosh
A combination of video-synthesis and data-bending to enquire the inherent visual artefacts of analog VHS feedback and digital glitch. Analog becomes the digital and the digital becomes analog. A different type of feedback is played: Videomania in Pixelmosh.
Dir. Christopher Bonador / Australia / Experimental / 2018 / 3:00 / Australian Premiere
Optical Sound in Film
An experimental, cameraless film exploring the optical soundtrack of 16mm celluloid film. Depicting the manipulation of the entire width of 16mm film stock, including the optical soundtrack, we see a hybrid of analogue and digital processes as reflection of the post-digital, new media environment.
Dir. James Adam Richardson / Australia / Experimental / 2018 / 3:00 / Australian Premiere
I synchronized the irritation of baby cries and the frustration I have ever experienced. Everyone was born while crying, and grew crying. I grew up to be an adult, but I strongly want to be a baby again.
Dir. Sawako Kabuki / Japan / Animaion / 2018 / 1:15 / Australian Premiere
Nothing LITTLE SOAP AND WATER CAN’T FIX
The bathtub is a private space for women - a place to groom, relax, think, grieve, to be alone, to find sanctuary. For Hollywood, it’s also a place of naked vulnerability, where women narratively placed in harm’s way cannot escape.
Dir. Jennifer Proctor / USA / Horror / 2018 / 9:00 / Sydney Premiere
Music for Dirty Film
Hand processed 16mm off cuts are arranged visually and edited using musical rhythms to highlight the materiality of both the film itself and artefacts created at the point of digitisation.
Dir. Peter Humble / Australia / Experimental / 2018 / 3:00 / Australian Premiere
Eat Your Secrets
The fourth collaboration between Jessie Mott and Steve Reinke continues its melancholic musings on desire and mourning, this time with more twerking.
Dir. Jessie Mott & Steve Reinke / USA / Animation / 2017 / 4:08 / Australian Premiere
A mouth torn by hunger gives birth to a man in an empty room. The encounter with a piece of meat will propel him into unsuspected mouth spheres, plunging the man into a series of visual and sound anecdotes.
Dir. Mathieu Girard / Canada / Animation / 2017 / 3:56 / Australian Premiere