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Documentary Film
Netherlands
2018
16 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Tim Rutten
Stéphanie Lagarde
Stéphanie Lagarde, Francesco Cimino
Stéphanie Lagarde, Graham Kelly
Stéphanie Lagarde
VSTEP
Stéphanie Lagarde
Francesco Cimino, Jérémie Bernard
We see picture puzzles of state control, showing simulation software for large-scale police operations and fighter pilots’ finger exercises, the movement profile of a mass protest and the ornaments made by a flying squadron. Code words drop into the frame from offscreen: orders and instructions with a poetic rhythm. The practices and media of control – what are they based on? They follow algorithms and purposes, but are also beautifully designed and musical.

Lukas Stern

Down Escalation

Animated Film
Japan
2018
8 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Shunsaku Hayashi
Shunsaku Hayashi
Makoto Itabashi
Shunsaku Hayashi
Shunsaku Hayashi
Shunsaku Hayashi
Shunsaku Hayashi
Makoto Itabashi
Shunsaku Hayashi dissects a cocooning process. Using painting and animation as scalpels and accompanied by composer Makoto Itabashi he creates fine cuts of a transformation into largely abstract images and sound as well as layers of time. Seen under the filmic microscope, we observe with wonder a radical reorganisation of physical and emotional structures. A nervous flickering and blinking in the silence and distant closeness while shell and shape are dissolving.

André Eckardt

Escapar, the Recurring Dream

Documentary Film
Denmark
2017
28 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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National Film School of Denmark
Barbara Bohr
Michael Rexen
Stephanie Stål Axelgård
Allan Funch
Michael Jarberg
Andreas Sandborg
In a recurring dream, a woman meets three people again and again: her mother, a friend, and a stranger. In real life she can’t escape her traumatic memories: 25 years ago she was wrongly imprisoned for 18 months. She was released only thanks to her mother, who bribed everyone in authority with sumptuous cakes. She has lived in exile ever since. A re-enacted somnambulistic reflection on ways to cope with painful experiences.

Annina Wettstein



Golden Dove in the Next Masters Competition Short Film

Flora

Animated Film
USA
2018
4 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Chaerin Im
Chaerin Im
Roger Kim
Chaerin Im
Chaerin Im
Chaerin Im
Roger Kim
“Anyway, a penis looks like a flower, too.” Chaerin Im has turned this over and over again for a few minutes to realise at the end: female and male sexual organs seem to be made of the same material. And look rather like plants when you look closely. Thanks to Im’s animation, though, even more like smooth, elegant morphs.

Carolin Weidner

Hearths

Documentary Film
France
2018
18 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Thomas Hakim, Alice Bégon
Paul Heintz
Pierre Hilpert, Stanislas Cadeo
Jeanne Sarfati
Jérôme Petit, Grégoire Chauvot
The French title of this film is “Foyers”, which can be translated as “fireside” or “home”. For some people, this home is most clearly visible in the fire. But they see something else there. They are called arsonists. An essay of documentary voices, thermal images, impressions from a match stick factory, and a burning flat.

Saskia Walker
Next Masters Competition Short Film 2018
It’s Breathing Polina Olkhovnikova

Ambling through the gray landscapes of industry, traffic and the port of Zaporizhia, Ukraine, the flaneur catches the shapes of the city, orders them and seasons them with poetic interventions.

It’s Breathing

Documentary Film
Ukraine
2018
10 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Nadia Parfan
Polina Olkhovnikova
Ruslan Popov
Polina Olkhovnikova
Slava Polyantsev
Polina Olkhovnikova
Polina Olkhovnikova
Ksenia Vinogradova
Polina Olkhovnikova is a flaneuse ambling through the urban cosmos. She captures the shapes of the city, orders them and seasons them with small poetic interventions: a view through a prism, reduced animations. A meditative stroll set to trip hop beats which gives the restless director time to dream. And which does not aim for beauty, since she’s strolling through the grey industrial, traffic and harbour town of Zaporizhia.

André Eckardt


Nominated for the Young Eyes Film Award

It’s Going to Be Beautiful

Documentary Film
Mexico,
USA
2018
9 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Luis Gutiérrez Arias, John Henry Theisen
Luis Gutiérrez Arias, John Henry Theisen
Luis Gutiérrez Arias, John Henry Theisen
Luis Gutiérrez Arias, John Henry Theisen
John Henry Theisen
Luis Gutiérrez Arias, John Henry Theisen
Luis Gutiérrez Arias
Trump dreams of a barrier against immigration from Mexico become architecture. And we join in the dream. But do we dream in beige or blue? Do we dream with horizontal or vertical stripes, in reinforced concrete or disarming steel? Eight design prototypes are competing here, made ridiculous by the unlimited nature of the landscape and grounded by test climbers that pull themselves up these monoliths. A brilliantly filmed and conceived documentary joke – without the relief of laughter.

Sylvia Görke
Next Masters Competition Short Film 2018
Rhizoma Santiago Pérez Rodríguez

Nowadays, fauna and flora are inextricably entangled with the industry. A small movement study as a serious but tongue-in-cheek parable on Muybridge’s pioneering work with the “moving” image.

Rhizoma

Animated Film
Belgium
2018
3 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Santiago Pérez Rodríguez
Santiago Pérez Rodríguez
Bart Maris
Santiago Pérez Rodríguez
Santiago Pérez Rodríguez
Bart Maris, Felicity Ford, Vincent Duseigne, Santiago Pérez Rodríguez
Pylons in a drab grey landscape. The black shape of a wolf hound is running from left to right. The landscape pulses to the sound of a disturbing electrical frequency. A wild threat? The animal is fast, but it’s surrounded by the shadows of a man-made construction. Fauna and flora today are inextricably entangled with the industrial – a small parable on and wink to Eadweard Muybridge and his movement studies.

Nadja Rademacher

Separation, Vivid Dreams

Documentary Film
Belgium,
Montenegro
2018
18 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Michel Dutry, Bojana Radulović
Bojana Radulović
Thierry Detaille, Bojana Radulović
Marie-Hélène Mora
Bojana Radulović
Marie-Hélène Mora, Charlie Dub
A young woman returns to her childhood home in Montenegro after seventeen years. It’s dilapidated, left-behind objects are covered in foil, family pictures still hanging on the walls. A personal and performative journey into the unconscious. Memories emerge layer by layer, ghosts of the war that stand in the way of a new departure of the country. Abandoned construction sites are everywhere, like silent witnesses of stagnation, while Chinese companies invest in rebuilding the infrastructure.

Annina Wettstein
Next Masters Competition Short Film 2018
The Republic’s Couriers Badredine Haouari

Bicycle couriers in Paris. Everything happens as if in passing. But how exquisitely this “in passing” is created and captured! Dynamic observations from the brave new working world.

The Republic’s Couriers

Documentary Film
France
2018
33 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Les Ateliers Varan
Badredine Haouari
Studio103
Badredine Haouari
Adriana Komives
Pierre Carrasco, Damien Bonduelle, Marie Corberand, Eric Delafosse
The Place de la République in Paris serves as provisional home base and intersection point for the bicycle couriers Ibrahim, Bathily and Martin. They live far out in the suburbs, but the streets around the square are their territory. In this job they earn fast money, but very little. Artfully artless observations by the filmmaker – as if this story were happening just like that and in passing. But how delicately this “in passing” is created!

Ralph Eue


Honorable Mention in the Next Masters Competition Short Film
Nominated for the Healthy Workplaces Film Award and the Young Eyes Film Award

Yellow Line

Documentary Film
France
2018
14 minutes
subtitles: 
French

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Miyu Productions
Simon Rouby
Pablo Pico
Thomas Hardouin, Jean-Baptiste Alazard
Yan Volsy
From a bird’s eye perspective, the metropolis is heralded by mysterious patterns in the desert: the grid is already laid out for the growing megacity of Los Angeles. There, in the middle of the jungle of streets, a yellow line orders and divides traffic. Who makes sure that this line always looks freshly painted, competing with the sun for brightness? This filmic ode to a piece of street marking supplies the answers, and the sound to go with them.

Annina Wettstein