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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
Barry Purves

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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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
Sam Gray

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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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
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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
Neil Adenet
Neil Adenet

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
State of the World
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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
Catherine Harte
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
Love/Without Love
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
LUX Distribution

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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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
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
Harry Silverlock
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
Harry Silverlock

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
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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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
Max Colson
Max Colson

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
State of the World
Redistribution and Having a Say
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Re-Visions 2020
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Rabbit Run Wrake
An unsuspecting rabbit scampers through the land of childhood. It’s the host animal of a powerful magic goblin who teaches the little ones virtues like greed, envy and avarice.
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Rabbit

Rabbit
Run Wrake
Re-Visions 2020
Animated Film
UK
2005
9 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Run Wrake
Run Wrake
LUX Distribution
Run Wrake
Run Wrake
Martin Morris
Murray John
Barnaby Hewlett
Rich White
Howie B
Craig Richards
LUX Distribution

A distant idyll featuring well-behaved children at play: a prettily illustrated and well-labelled world. An unsuspecting rabbit scampers there which may be cute but can also be tortured and slaughtered. And when a goblin who can turn insects into flashing diamonds springs from the dead body, one would have to be a stupid child indeed not to smell a business opportunity. Good children! Bad children!

Ralph Eue
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2020
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To Miss the Ending Anna West, David Callanan
What happens when we digitize our consciousness? We explore a virtual refuge where the memories of the population gradually blur and overlap.

UK

UK
2020
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To Miss the Ending

To Miss the Ending
Anna West, David Callanan
Extended Reality 2020
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UK
2020
30 minutes
English

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Anna West
David Callanan
New Creatives North
Arts Council England
Anna West
David Callanan
Joe Whitmore
Jamie Finlay
Anna West
David Callanan
Theatre 42
Dan Tucker
idontloveyouanymore
Anna West
WeMakeAudio

What happens when we digitize our consciousness? We explore a virtual refuge of three-dimensional pixels. Gradually the outlines of a city unfold before our eyes. A choir of memories of its (digital) population is heard, tracing the past. The subjective knowledge of history fades away in a jumble of voices and pixels.

Lars Rummel
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William Jefferson Wilderness

William Jefferson Wilderness
Ben Young
International Competition Short Film 2020
Documentary Film
UK,
USA
2020
6 minutes
English
subtitles: 
English

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Ben Young
Ben Young
Ben Young
Ben Young
Ben Young
Theo Watkins
Theo Watkins
Emily Wiles
Jack Eyres

An inventive examination of the legacy of the 1990s: In his experimental short film, Ben Young portrays the figure of the then U.S. president – whom he is said to have met once in person in Louisville, Kentucky – as a foil for the questionable political developments, the beginnings of a globalised world and a society marked by collective amnesia. The director’s intelligent, witty and very personal reckoning with Bill Clinton.

Borjana Gaković
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
State of the World
Redistribution and Having a Say
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