Director: John T. Williams
Film: The Last Dance
Synopsis: A dancer faces the challenges of a terminal disease and questions the meaning of her suffering.
Director: Hazel Yizhuo Jiao
Film: HOT PAIN!
Synopsis: Pushed and pulled between our lives entangled in nature and the internet, this work explores the (violent and absolute) flatness, smoothness and abstraction of digital technology. It is a visceral expression of the lived everyday in the backdrop of late capitalism / authoritarianism / planetary ecological doom;
A pondering on the absurdity of abundance, the abundance of absurdity, the angst, the despair, the fear.We are consumed by what we consume, accelerating into the abyss. Repetition, obsession, compulsion, over and over again, an endless circle.
Director: Lyla Rye
Film: Flatland - excerpt III
Synopsis: Flatland explores the collision of various modes of representation from video and digital effects to isometric shapes. These animations are intentionally simple, evoking a quiet humor and a subtle tension due to the falsehoods of perception they present. In this way, Flatland considers the relative truth of our understanding of the times we live in.
Director: Gosha Evdokimov
Film: About Something Important
Synopsis: We often talk about shallow things, chatting just to have a chat, talking without any significant meaning, while truly precious words never come out. The nameless hero of our story, during a loud party, resolved to quit meaningless chatter and say something really important, but there was no one around him willing to listen.