Confronted on the night before his mother’s burial, an introverted artist is abruptly faced with his unforeseen feelings for a close friend.
Rwanda, 2020, 14, Direction: Ngabo Emmanuel, Production: Philbert Aimé Mbabazi, Ishimwe Karemangingo Samuel, Mbabazi Sharangabo Philbert.
Ngabo Emmanuel (known as Ngabo Wa Ganza) is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Kigali, Rwanda. He works with various media such as papier mâché, paint and colored pencils. He also works as a field sound recordist. Having studied history in high school, historical and cultural references are an important influence on his creative process. He is also greatly influenced by local artists who put their personal experience in their work. Fish Bowl is his first short film.
You never know when someone is miscarrying; it could be happening right next to you.
United States, 2020, 14, Direction: Lori Felker, Production: Lori Felker.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Lori studied English Literature and German as an undergraduate, which then led her to study Film Studies in Berlin on a Fulbright (2000). Increasingly interested in combining her love of writing and film history with creativity & handcraft, she eventually took up filmmaking in 2001 and went to graduate school for Film Video and New Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA 2007). She currently lives, makes films/videos, teaches, projects, volunteers for film festivals, and compulsively collaborates in Chicago.
In an abandoned warehouse, a crowd is dancing as one to 145 BPM techno music. Among them is Dustin, a young transgender, and his crew: Felix, Raya and Juan. As the night draws on, collective hysteria morphs into sweet melancholy, and euphoria into yearning for tenderness.
France, 2020, 20, Direction: Naïla Guiguet, Production: Jean-Etienne Brat, Lou Chicoteau.
Naïla Guiguet graduated in 2019 from the Femis’ Cinema School Scenario Department, where she made a student short film “Rough Skin”. Guiguet is also a DJ and a founding member of the Collective Possession, organizing techno LGBTQI+ evenings. During one such evening, she shot “Dustin”, her first short film as a professional.
“Ekstase” is a montage of scenes from various European silent films. Based on similar settings and gestures it explores the stereotype of women on the verge of insanity. Reaching its peak in an eruption of hysteria the film displays the women as captives in a continuous cycle of symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Germany, 2019, 11, Direction: Marion Kellmann, Production: Marion Kellmann.
Marion Kellmann studied screenwriting at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and graduated at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne. She lives in Cologne and works as an editor and filmmaker. Her films have been shown at museums and film festivals worldwide.
Day In the Life
One of the Karrabing’s most stirring and direct films, Day in the Life depicts obstacles encountered across four points of their day. A multilayered hip-hop soundscape sees helpless statements by white media make way for the Karrabing’s ultimately empowering words of resistance.
Australia, 2020, 32, Direction: Elizabeth Povinelli.
Filmmaker and academic Elizabeth Povinelli (b 1962) received her PhD in Anthropology from Yale University and she is currently a professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Columbia University. As an academic she has several books and essays to her name. Povinelli is one of the founding members of Karrabing Film Collective, “an Indigenous media group based in Australia’s Northern Territories that uses filmmaking and installation as a form of grassroots resistance and self-organisation”.
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