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Re-Visions 2020
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Achilles Barry Purves
Trench warfare around Troy, the heroes are well-known. This adaptation of a classical myth, inspired by antique designs, dares to show explicit images for adults.

UK

UK
1995
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Achilles

Achilles
Barry Purves
Re-Visions 2020
Animated Film
UK
1995
11 minutes
English
subtitles: 
None

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Barry Purves
Glenn Holberton
Channel Four
Bare Boards Productions
Barry Purves
Barry Purves
Leo Casserley
Nigel Hess

The winner of the first golden “Animation Dove”: nine years of war between Greeks and Trojans have gone past. The impulsive Patroclus, comrade in arms and bed mate of the rather battle-weary Achilles, thinks that victory can be achieved by other means. The tragedy takes its course – just as it was passed down in the classical myths but supplemented by what they left unspoken.

Ralph Eue
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Poesie und Grenzgänge
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Atomu

Atomu
Shariffa Ali, Yetunde Dada
Extended Reality 2021
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France,
Kenya,
USA,
UK
2020
12 minutes
English

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Shariffa Ali
Yetunde Dada
Antoine Cayrol
Steve Jelly
Steve Jelly
Arnaud Colinart
Opeyemi Olukemi
Rafael Pavon
Annick Jakobowicz
Simon Windsor
Andrew Orkin
Banna Dasta
Toby Coffey
Steve Jelly
Simon Windsor
Akash Kushwaha
Annick Jakobowicz
Stephen Buescher
POV Spark
Opeyemi Olukemi
Arnaud Colinart
Rafael Pavon
Antoine Cayrol
Stephen Buescher
France Télévisions
Dimension
Derren Sinnott

In the mythology of the Kikuyu community the Mugumo, the Kenyan fig tree, represents transformation and rebirth. This multiplayer VR experience invites us to witness a sacred ritual: Dancing around the Mugumo can turn a man into a woman and a woman into a man. We follow Waicici, a genderless person, in the quest for the most honest version of themselves.

Lars Rummel
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Sense and Being
Family Ties
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Björk: Hunter

Björk: Hunter
Paul White
Animation and Musique concrète 2021
Experimental Film
UK
1997
4 minutes
English
subtitles: 
None

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Paul White
Björk

Icelandic musician Björk has always merged natural and technoid creativeness. She samples and loops environmental sounds and transforms them by means of electronic effects. Paul White translates this approach and aesthetics in the video clip for “Hunter”, morphing the singing Björk’s head and human features into an artificial polar bear that seems to be made of liquid plastic.

Cornelia Friederike Müller aka CFM
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Re-Visions 2020
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City Paradise Gaëlle Denis
Tomoko from Japan travels to London. She is well-prepared, works hard on a language course and has brought her goldfish to fight homesickness. But she still feels lonely.
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City Paradise

City Paradise
Gaëlle Denis
Re-Visions 2020
Animated Film
UK
2004
6 minutes
English
subtitles: 
None

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Gaëlle Denis
Erika Forzy
Andrew Ruhemann
Channel Four
Passion Pictures
Sarah Bartles-Smith
Gaëlle Denis
Tony Fish
Fabrice Gerardi
Andy Thompson
Joce Mienniel
Joanna Newsom

Who hasn’t?! You arrive in a foreign land, ready to embrace the world, but the world refuses to be embraced. Tomoko from Japan travels to London. She is well-prepared, works hard on a language course and has brought her goldfish to fight homesickness. And yet she feels lonely and unable to utter a word when spoken to. What to do? How about a slight change of perspective?

Ralph Eue
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Poesie und Grenzgänge
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E14

E14
Peiman Zekavat
International Competition Short Film 2020
Documentary Film
UK
2020
19 minutes
English
subtitles: 
None

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Peiman Zekavat
Sanam Jehanfard

What did the Corona lockdown look like from a window in the residential towers of posh East London in the spring of 2020? The reflective two-week observation shows serious shifts in the everyday coordinate system of a privileged urban population at an immediate level. Meanwhile, the vacant apartments in the district, which were deliberately caused by speculation, represent a warning sign for the future of investor-friendly urban spaces.

Ralph Eue
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Rural vs. Urban
Witty
Zustand der Welt
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Earthworks – Installation

Earthworks – Installation
Joe Gerhardt, Ruth Jarman
Animation and Musique concrète 2021
Documentary Film
UK,
Spain
2016
2 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Joe Gerhardt
Ruth Jarman

The earth never sleeps. The duo Semiconductor distils research data on earth movements and animates them in a five-channel installation. In a dark hall, visitors to the Sónar Barcelona 2016 festival are captivated by a huge, luminous band of ceaselessly morphing layers of colours and strange sounds, experiencing a cut through both landscape and time.

André Eckardt
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Animation and Musique concrète 2021
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Earthworks – Making Of Joe Gerhardt, Ruth Jarman
Creaking, rumbling and trickling, earth movements leave traces of sound. The duo Semiconductor animates research data and conveys geological processes in a fascinating way.
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Earthworks – Making Of

Earthworks – Making Of
Joe Gerhardt, Ruth Jarman
Animation and Musique concrète 2021
Documentary Film
UK,
Spain
2016
10 minutes
English
subtitles: 
None

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Joe Gerhardt
Ruth Jarman

Geologically, layers of earth form over thousands of years. The processes are almost imperceptible to humans. A research project in a Spanish quarry reconstructs earth movements, models them and records them acoustically. Creaking, rumbling and trickling, the layers leave traces of sounds animated in an audiovisual five-channel installation by the duo Semiconductor.

André Eckardt
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Audience Award Competition 2020
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Faith and Branko Catherine Harte
Faith loves music and Branko loves Faith. The two set out on a turbulent journey as a music duo and married couple. But alas, the first cracks in their romantic bliss soon appear.
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Faith and Branko

Faith and Branko
Catherine Harte
Competition for the Audience Award 2020
Documentary Film
Serbia,
UK
2020
82 minutes
English,
Serbian
subtitles: 
English

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Catherine Harte
Snezana Van Houwelingen
Catherine Harte
Film Center Serbia
Catherine Harte
Dragan Von Petrovic
Ljubodrag Starovlah
Zoran Maksimovic

It begins like a classic “girl meets boy” story: Faith, a charismatic accordion player from Great Britain, travels to Serbia to learn about Roma folk music. She meets the violinist Branko, who is instantly smitten. They quickly marry and form a band. But with musical success their love dwindles. A turbulent story of expectations, disappointments and the dream of happiness.

Faith enters into Branko’s life in an almost disturbingly casual way. She doesn’t seem to be bothered by the new country, the sceptical family and the cultural differences. Branko on the other hand adores his new wife and boldly enters a new world. They are a big hit as a duo – travelling around the world and playing bigger and bigger venues. But while Faith feels as happy as a lark, Branko seems like an uprooted tree. Instead of dealing with their differences they keep moving on rapidly, until one ruthless step follows the next. Catherine Harte has produced a captivating and very intimate portrait of this contradictory couple. Relentlessly close and yet compassionate, the film develops an impressive pull you don’t want to resist.
Kim Busch
Nominated for MDR Film Prize
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Small Worlds, Big People
Liebe/ ohne Liebe
Rural vs. Urban
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Re-Visions 2020
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Ferment Tim Macmillan
An old man and his granddaughter are sitting in a quiet square in the middle of the city. Suddenly he has a heart attack, falls to the ground – and time freezes.
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Ferment

Ferment
Tim Macmillan
Re-Visions 2020
Animated Film
UK
1999
5 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Tim Macmillan
Grace Kitto
LUX Distribution
LUX Distribution
Tim Macmillan
Tim Macmillan
Tim Macmillan
Malcolm Macmillan
Soma

An old man and his granddaughter are sitting in a quiet square in the middle of the city. Suddenly he has a heart attack, falls to the ground – and time freezes. This could be the famous second where you see your life flash before your inner eye. But in which direction is it moving? Forward into the past, backward into the future or sideways into the now?

Ralph Eue
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Poesie und Grenzgänge
Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2020
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Gimme One Montague FitzGerald
A subculture opens up: the ballroom scene reflects its reality, its ideas of cultural appropriation and self-empowerment far from the social norms of the majority.

UK

UK
2020
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Gimme One

Gimme One
Montague FitzGerald
Extended Reality 2020
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UK
2020
14 minutes
English

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Montague FitzGerald
Harry Silverlock
Karteer Miyake-Mugler
Joshua Pawlowski
FitzFilmz
Kenzo Miyake-Mugler
Karteer Miyake-Mugler
Diva Miyake-Mugler
Brandon Okeke
Aysha Chamberlain
Dom Okah
George Jasper Stone
Becky Street
Vjuan Allure
MikeQ
Joseph Summers
Montague FitzGerald
Harrison Willmott

This insight into an international subculture shows that the ballroom scene is more than just extravagant competitions. Five ballroom dancers describe a reality in which white-dominated, heteronormative patterns have no place. They talk about ideas of cultural appropriation, about safe spaces, community and mutual support, about identity and self-expression.

Lars Rummel
Re-Visions 2020
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Hilary Anthony Hodgson
A bizarre bedtime story featuring a princess and her toy mouse, a mother urging suspicion and a dogfood-munching grandfather.
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Hilary

Hilary
Anthony Hodgson
Re-Visions 2020
Animated Film
UK
1994
9 minutes
English
subtitles: 
None

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Anthony Hodgson
Royal College of Art
Anthony Hodgson
Anthony Hodgson
Anthony Hodgson
Anthony Hodgson

An eerily beautiful bedtime story with lots of loose ends. Featuring: a princess and her toy mouse, a mother who advises the girl to always be suspicious of strangers, and a bizarre grandfather who secretly munches dogfood. It’s possible that the sleepy child is taking in only a quarter of this absurd and morbid tale, but that’s probably a good thing.

Ralph Eue
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Family Ties
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Kykeon

Kykeon
Mária Júdová
Extended Reality 2021
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Slovakia,
UK,
Germany
2020
23 minutes
without dialogue

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Mária Júdová
Mara Nedelcu
Motion Bank (Hochschule Mainz)
Sensorium Festival
Taneli Törmä
Milena Wiese
Finn Lakeberg
Bojana Mitrović
Amber Pansters
Florian Friedrich (Narranoid)
Alexandra Timpau
Constantine Nisidis
Mária Júdová
Marko Júda
Mária Júdová
Zachary Chant

Inspired by ritual practices from different cultures, the VR experience addresses the loss of a sense of community and empathy, combining modern dance and VR technology to re-examine old rites and reveal their meaningful potential for future societies. The title of the work refers to what legend has it is an “enlightening” potion from ancient Greece.

Lars Rummel
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Sense and Being
International Competition Short Film 2020
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London Knowledge Max Colson
Day and night, London taxi drivers are required to memorise 320 routes – a joke for the robot cars of the future. But there’s a lot more to the job than just getting people from A to B.

UK

UK
2020
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London Knowledge

London Knowledge
Max Colson
International Competition Short Film 2020
Animated Film
UK
2020
11 minutes
English
subtitles: 
English

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Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Bill McGrath
Nicky Walker
Max Colson
Max Colson
Tim Kahn

Since 1865, no cab driver in London has been able to omit “The Knowledge”. It requires the memorisation of 320 routes, an achievement that takes years, but has been made into a joke by the robot cars of the future. A flesh-and-blood cabby “interacts with people from all walks of life”, according to a brochure by Transport for London, and that’s “a lot more than just taking people from A to B”. Visually fascinating, Colson traces his interviewees’ mind maps of the city using the mapping technology of robot cars.

André Eckardt
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Rural vs. Urban
Zustand der Welt
Umverteilen und Mitreden
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Animation and Musique concrète 2021
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Making a Diagonal with Music Aura Satz
Beatriz Ferreyra enters a room and already stops with excitement in the doorway. The Argentinean pioneer of musique concrète composes with everyday sounds.
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Making a Diagonal with Music

Hacer una diagonal con la música
Aura Satz
Animation and Musique concrète 2021
Documentary Film
UK
2019
11 minutes
Spanish
subtitles: 
English

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Aura Satz
Aura Satz
Aura Satz
Gernot Fuhrmann
Beatrix Ferreyra
Sam Williams

Beatriz Ferreyra enters a room and already stops with excitement in the doorway: “Look at all the sounds it makes, nieaowowowa!” The Argentinean composer and pioneer of musique concrète collects sounds made by everyday objects. Aura Satz’s minimalist portrait follows the sound hunter at work, shows her gestures and her still undiminished joy of discovery when arranging the sounds.

André Eckardt
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Animation and Musique concrète 2021
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Max Cooper: Penrose Tiling Jessica In
A rhythm fragment becomes a percussion ensemble without a single identical loop. Tiles proliferate into patterns that are never quite the same. Infinity in animated beats.
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Max Cooper: Penrose Tiling

Max Cooper: Penrose Tiling
Jessica In
Animation and Musique concrète 2021
Animated Film
UK
2019
5 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Jessica In
Jessica In

In 1974, the mathematician Penrose discovered pairs of tiles that form an infinite plane without repeating patterns. Inspired by this, Max Cooper uses a rhythm fragment of one instrument to compose a percussion ensemble without a single identical loop. Jessica In contributes animated tile ornaments without symmetries that are reminiscent of a mandala and visualise the idea of infinity.

Cornelia Friederike Müller aka CFM
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Animation and Musique concrète 2021
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Patatap Cornelia Friederike Müller aka CFM
An app assigns a sound and a graphic element to every letter on the computer keyboard. In a live improvisation, the Leipzig artist CFM uses them to create patterns and breaks.
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Patatap

Patatap
Cornelia Friederike Müller aka CFM
Animation and Musique concrète 2021
Live Performance
UK
2021
4 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Cornelia Friederike Müller aka CFM
Jono Brandel
Plaid

An app that assigns a sound and a connected graphic element to every letter of the computer keyboard forms the basis of this live improvisation by CFM. The game of patterns and breaks uses different sound-form combinations from Jono Brandel’s kit to create rhythms, loops and music as well as a video to accompany them.

Cornelia Friederike Müller aka CFM
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries