SATURDAY, 7 OCTOBER 2023
This screening session features 13 films. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
Velvet Room, Alpacastraat 29, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Entry is free and includes a drink! Reservations are not required, but optional. Reserve your seats here.
The Seven Cults (Netherlands) by Jerom Fischer
Super short experimental films that give us a glimpse into the world of seven fictitious cults. Each with their own system of belief, rituals and objects of worship.
Running time: 00:01:00
Suplex Machine - Pro-Procrastinating (United Kingdom) by John Paul Bratt
One mans self satisfying achievement of being able to do nothing.
Running time: 00:03:06
Misplaced Analogy (Iran) by Kasra Yazdani
I tried to compartmentalize the narrative that I created into pieces and handed it over to my friends so they could put it together one by one and have their own stories. 25 different films were produced. Some of the altered stories inspired by the 25 individuals were actually much more interesting than my narrative. Surprisingly, the stories had many similarities; strangely enough, even some of the scenes were arranged in exactly the same order. This film is the result of those 25 films.
Running time: 00:04:05
Betty's burning (Belgium) by Camille Vigny
To end a toxic and violent relationship, Betty set herself on fire. During the weeks following the tragedy, in the hospital burn unit, oscillating between fantasy and reality, she will rebuild her body and heal the terror that her companion had created in her.
Running time: 00:15:00
Nature Attack (Ukraine) by Erik Sémashkin
A bird decides to hunt crickets, but his crossing will be more complicated than expected.
Running time: 00:03:25
European Man...American Beach (United States) by Rex Shannon
A European man goes naked to an American beach. A clothed American beachgoer takes offense and a brawl ensues.
Running time: 00:06:56
Image Me (Germany) by Till Gombert
A photographic image in its production: exposure, development and reproduction. As the subject of its recording the faces of two people. The experimental short film "IMAGE ME" equates the face with the photographic image, exposing the merge with our depiction and a mechanics of rotation around our own axis.
Running time: 00:05:55
Demons in the Closet (Germany) by James Smith
A resident is challenged by demons from another realm in his closet.
Running time: 00:01:21
The Factory (Iran) by Masoud Saadat
Afrooz is an experienced lawyer who has the power to declare a large but bankrupt factory closed, on the other hand, the workers make a plan together to prevent this from happening.
Running time: 00:19:02
Yuri's Dream (Belgium) by Ron Chiers
On April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel through space. After his triumphant return, he is given the title Hero of the Soviet Union. However, he is deemed too valuable to ever travel to space again. Dream and reality blend in this poetic tribute to the first man in space. Created with found footage.
Running time: 00:02:48
Writing of Ape (Sweden) by Gustav Hugo Olsson
A poetic one-minute short film that delves into the experience of digital seclusion and the sensation of losing touch with reality.
As the lines between dreams, memories and actuality blur, viewers are left contemplating the nature of existence as well as what it means to be grounded in a world dominated by technology.
Running time: 00:01:00
Emergence (United States) by Nick Pascoal
The serenity and calm of the peaceful countryside are brought to an abrupt halt when a mysterious colossal nemesis invades.
The only person who lives there is an isolated man in his home, whose anxiety and paranoia are about to be pushed to their limits.
Running time: 00:03:54
Our Males and Females (Jordan) by Ahmad Alyaseer
A father and mother are faced with the painful task of washing and shrouding their deceased transgender daughter. Shrouding is an Islamic religious practice that is deemed obligatory to carry out upon death. But when no one agrees to wash her and shame falls onto the family, how far is the father willing to go to make sure his "son" is washed?
Running time: 00:11:00