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Filmstill Divine Factory

Divine Factory

Divine Factory
Joseph Mangat
International Competition 2022
Documentary Film
Philippines,
USA,
Taiwan
2022
120 minutes
Filipino
subtitles: 
English

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Joseph Mangat
Alemberg Ang
Stefano Centini
Lya Li
Albert Banzon
Ilsa Malsi
Joseph Mangat
Duu-Chih Tu

When the time “when St. Joseph came” is mentioned in this film, it doesn’t refer to a religious phenomenon, but to the most popular product of TML Holy Crafts Incorporated. In the factory on the Philippines, the country with the third-largest Catholic population in the world, the employees manufacture statues of saints under exploitative conditions. Joseph Mangat portrays this place with a focus on the workers, including some from the LGBTQI community.

In the first scene, a plaster bust is uncovered layer by layer. This image could also serve to describe the approach of “Divine Factory”: From the shop to the workshop, from the entrepreneur to the simple worker, from the production to the uses made of the religious articles, this film reveals the social and economic facets of this institution. The Filipino director not only observes precisely how people work and trade there, he also involves the participants in frank conversations about love, wages and living conditions. The employees’ profit-oriented payment model reveals how economical and religious ideas interlock. The success of the company in the city of Antipolo near Manila, desirable for all, thus appears as nothing short of a divine blessing.
Jan-Philipp Kohlmann
Nominated for FIPRESCI Prize, Prize of the Interreligious Jury
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Queer Lives
Out of Balance
Work Hard Play Hard
Extended Reality 2022
Filmstill In the Mist
In the Mist
Tung-Yen Chou
A group sex scene in a gay sauna becomes a real-surreal stage for desire and reflection: on sex positive spaces, our own lust and our own sense of morality.
2020
Filmstill In the Mist

In the Mist

Wù jhong
Tung-Yen Chou
Extended Reality 2022
XR
Taiwan
2020
15 minutes
English,
Chinese

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Tung-Yen Chou
Chin-Hsuan Sung
Very Theatre
Che-Yu Chou
Chia-Wen Huang
Ming-Yuan Chuan
Chin-Lun Kao
Hai-Ting Liao
Jing-Yan Lin
Gryphon
Hsin-Hung Chen
Jack
John
James
Kai-Cheng Cho
Owen Wu
Chi-Yen Li
Luke
Barnie
Eason Lee
Ming-Fang Qiu

We find ourselves in the middle of a gay sauna. In search of physical contact outside ideas of bourgeois romantic love, we are part of a group sex scene. We look at the protagonists, just as they look at us. The space becomes a stage, both real and surreal, that provokes reflections: about sex positive spaces, our own lust and our own sense of morality.

Lars Rummel
Filmstill Kusunda

Kusunda

Kusunda
Felix Gaedtke, Gayatri Parameswaran
Extended Reality 2022
XR
Germany,
Nepal,
Sweden,
Switzerland,
Taiwan
2021
23 minutes
English,
Nepali,
Kusunda

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Felix Gaedtke
Gayatri Parameswaran
Sönke Kirchhof
Philipp Wenning
Emma Creed
Aliki Tsakoumi
Kuan-Yuan Lai
René Pinnell
Felix Gaedtke
Gayatri Parameswaran
Mia von Kolpakow
NowHere Media
Moritz Mayerhofer
Henning Schild
Moritz Mayerhofer
Tobias Wehrum
Mads Michelsen
David Segal
Gyani Maiya Kusunda
Lil Bahadur Kusunda
Hima Kusunda

The Nepalese shaman Lil Bahadur and his granddaughter Hima have dedicated themselves to the revival of his native language, Kusunda. It’s about more than communication, namely identity, tradition and awareness of one’s own history. The interactive voice-control of this VR experience allows us to learn Kusunda ourselves. We learners become human archives of an all but lost indigenous language.

Lars Rummel
Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2021
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Samsara
Hsin-Chien Huang
Earth is destroyed, time nothing but an illusion. In space we explore our new collective consciousness and assume forms not originally envisaged by our DNA.
2021
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Samsara

Lun hui
Hsin-Chien Huang
Extended Reality 2021
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Taiwan
2021
21 minutes
English

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Hsin-Chien Huang
Hsiao-Yue Tsau
Chung-Hsien Chen
Virtual and Physical Media Integration Association of Taiwan
Hsin-Chien Huang
Guan-Yi Li
Zu-Wei Chen
Wei-Chieh Chiu
Wei-Chieh Chiu
Chun-Yen Yu
Pei-Yang Yeh
4DViews
Jason Binnick
Jason Binnick

What happens when we have to leave the destroyed earth? This VR experience takes us into space: Our consciousness becomes collective and our DNA is modified into new life forms. Time is nothing but an illusion here – past, present and future merge. We end up where we began, but in what form and when? A cycle of endless reincarnation.

Lars Rummel
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Sense and Being
Intervening Nature
State of the World