Experimental 1

Sunday 31/03/2024 11:00 - 13:00 - Athens Animfest 2024 Official Screening
Sunday 31/03/2024 23:00 - 01:00 - Athens Animfest 2024 Replay Screening
Total Duration: 01:45:50

  1. No. 28 03:55
  2. New Zealand 2022
    Directed by: ZAHRA SALARNIA
    Dialogue language: Persian
    Subtitles language: English

    The film depicts the director's childhood memories. Without a linear narrative structure, the interplay between discrete pictures reveals the memory of innocent childhood life in a remote, peaceful environment against the surrounding political affairs of post-revolutionary Iran.
  3. Night Ride from LA 05:00
  4. Germany 2023
    Directed by: Martin Gerigk
    Screenplay: Martin Gerigk
    Music: Martin Gerigk
    Production/School: Martin Gerigk
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    ‘Night Ride from LA’ is based on a real car ride at night from downtown LA to the desert near Palm Springs a few years ago. The footage was taken from the car by continually shooting single long exposure photos to document the ride of about two hours without any break. This technique condensed the whole trip to a flickering twirl of time-stretched movements and night light graffiti causing a kind of psychedelic trance. A love letter to the energy and vibe of the Californian way of life.
  5. ABURIDASHI Assortment: Video Letters written in invisible ink. 09:24
  6. Japan 2022
    Directed by: Nonoho Suzuki
    Animation: Nonoho Suzuki
    Dialogue language: Japanese
    Subtitles language: English

    This work is an experimental documentary animation by the traditional Japanese technique of "ABURIDASHI". And it's consists of three parts: Beginning, Middle, and End. "Beginning" is a personal video made to celebrate my friend Hiratake-san. "Middle" is about Hiratake-san's anger at the government responses to the Great East Japan earthquake. "End" is about the fear of war in which get involved individuals. This work depicts how my perspective changes from an individual to a nation over a period of 10 years.
  7. Enfold 04:07
  8. United States of America 2023
    Directed by: Steve Socki
    Screenplay: none
    Animation: Steve Socki
    Technique: 2D & Stop-Motion
    Music: Gary Chang
    Production/School: Leaping Manx Productions
    Dialogue language: none
    Subtitles language: none

    Mysterious figures dance within a shrouded, watery world of textures. Hidden images reverberate with accompanying sounds of glass harmonica.

  9. ژن (Woman) 03:20
  10. Canada 2023
    Directed by: Gilnaz Arpeyma, Arash Akhgari
    Production/School: Gilnaz Arzpeyma, Arash Akhgari

    ژن (Woman) is the first part of a trilogy that engages with the Iranian feminist revolution from the vantage point of diaspora. Through documentary media showcasing protesters on the streets, the film presents their civil disobedience as a collective performance, and explores the emerging narrative for woman, life and freedom.

  11. Algodreams 10:33
  12. Australia 2023
    Directed by: Vladimir Todorovic
    Screenplay: GPT-3
    Production/School: Vladimir Todorovic
    Dialogue language: English

    Algodreams are made by prompting AI systems to imagine the future of life on planet Earth. They dreamt of time machines, memory machines, flamingos that can save the oceans, the AI civilization that destroys humans to protect the planet, and they dreamt of self-driving bicycles that fall in love. These algorithmic visions are made possible by the humans who are putting heroic efforts to build new AI infrastructures, promising to create essential services to live in this world. While machines are turning into wonderful storytellers, humans are slaying their way to produce new forms of machine creativity.

  13. Bloom 02:43
  14. United States of America 2023
    Directed by: Edward Ramsay-Morin
  15. Hamskifte 07:09
  16. Norway 2023
    Directed by: Eiril Matilde Paulsen Linge
    Screenplay: Eiril Matilde Paulsen Linge
    Production/School: Eiril Matilde Paulsen Linge
    Dialogue language: Norwegian

    Hamskifte means molting or to molt. It is an experimental hand drawn film about death. It consists of partly rotoscoped and partly improvised animation, accompanied by a monolog- a consciousness or stream of thoughts. Which, in the wake of another's death, is becoming conscious about her own. And through grief, learning to live alongside death.

  17. Lunatic 16:00
  18. Netherlands 2024
    Directed by: Robin Noorda
    Screenplay: Robin Noorda
    Production/School: Robin Noorda, Marc Thelosen
    Dialogue language: English

    Lunatic tackles urgent earthly issues, as seen by a lonely astronaut, called Antonio, who was left behind on the moon after his coming out. In addition to the climate crisis, human waste, even in space, determines our fate. The moon-guard, a statue of a skinned warrior, symbolises defence against the space debris danger from above. Ultimately, collisions between space debris and satellites will cause a cascade of collisions that will destroy all communications. It's called Kessler syndrome. The earth ends up with a Saturn like dust ring of metal and silicon. Antonio is aware of these problems and as he put's it: “It is one small scrap by man, one giant heap by mankind.” He tries to do some terra forming on the moon and finally he meets the all knowing 'I am AI' who also happens to be the voice over. Lunatic is an improvisation animation film by Robin Noorda, based on his poem about the human behaviour of leaving waste everywhere.

  19. Spora 02:44
  20. United Kingdom 2023
    Directed by: Lucy Hardcastle, Maisie Cousins
    Animation: Elena Charobay
    Technique: 3D animation and photography - using Cinema4D and Houdini
    Music: Billy Brooks
    Production/School: Lucy Hardcastle Studio

    Spora is a visceral exploration of hidden feminine alchemy, brought to life as a series of hypnotic moving images. Inspired by nature’s invisible and intelligent systems of continuous decay and spontaneous growth that are often overlooked, such as mycelium, mould and spores, these works aim to represent the unseen moments that are necessary for life; decomposition, transformation and renewal. The series creates a transformative moment, a chance to resonate with the bodily movement and sensations of the work. A moment of connection, as they crawl across their own skin. This self-initiated project is the first collaboration between longtime friends Lucy Hardcastle and Maisie Cousins. These award-winning female creatives’ practice intersects ideas of sensuality, tactility and human perception, through a range of visual mediums. “The combination of traditional photography and animated CGI elements has allowed us to create hyperreal hi-resolution mutations, providing a sense of unexpected enchantment.”
  21. Green peas / Les petit pois 06:30
  22. France 2023
    Directed by: Florentine Grelier, Francis Gavelle
    Screenplay: Francis Gavelle
    Production/School: Marc Faye
    Dialogue language: French

    Playful and sensual, sometimes nostalgic, ten women evoke the love of taste and the taste of love.

  23. Electronic Insects 01:30
  24. United States of America 2023
    Directed by: Keum-Taek Jung
    Production/School: Keum-Taek Jung
    Dialogue language: English

    The energetic imagery outlines the connection between nature and abstraction. The expression of geometric abstraction is revealed in the interlaced patterns and colors to represent insects’ features. The dynamic movement is characterized by shapes and forms without limitations and leads to another time and space.
  25. Glide 07:53
  26. Canada 2023
    Directed by: Jason Zumpano
    Screenplay: Jason Zumpano
    Animation: Kerr Holden
    Technique: 3D - a mx of hand and procedural computer animation
    Music: Jason Zumpano
    Production/School: JAZfilm

    A meditation on the radically different means of creation available to us, Jason Zumpano’s latest short “Glide” is an invitation to the mythopoetic and the various materials, from the painterly to the digital, that bring it into existence. Against Matisse-like colour palettes and impressionistic-resolutions, the central figure of “Glide” is a woman floating on a lantern-helmed rowboat. We float through various angles and perspectives as she’s drawn languidly towards a collective future. The screen blends between settings that emerge from sky to ocean and from canvas to characters coming together in a watery dreamscape that enacts a mysterious ritual. The soundtrack voices the oceanic and star-lit setting. Think Vangelis in an Aeolian reverie of golden hues. Think, ponder and glide.

  27. The Artificial World 06:40
  28. United States of America 2023
    Directed by: Wheeler Winston Dixon
    Technique: AI
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    “Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.” – Charles Baudelaire
  29. Flow of Thought / Tok misli 01:05
  30. Serbia and Montenegro 2022
    Directed by: Jelisaveta Nikolić
    Animation: Jelisaveta Nikolić
    Technique: traditional 2d / ballpoint pen and paper
    Music: Jelisaveta Nikolić
    Production/School: Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade
    Dialogue language: English, Serbian

    The film is an abstract representation of changes in the state of mind, devised with the help of a ballpoint pen, paper, scanner and insomnia.
  31. ☀︎★✈︎←→ 11:09
  32. Japan 2023
    Directed by: Kenta Nomura
    Technique: Single-Frame Shooting
    Music: none
    Dialogue language: none

    This film diary was shot on 8mm film from July 2018 to July 2023. In the beginning, I shot one frame of the sky seen from my front door every morning and night. Passenger planes passing through the new Haneda route for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 began to cross that sky. I decorated the sink with flowers given to me by a graduating student and shot them every day as I moved closer and further away. The apartment visible from the balcony on the opposite side of the entrance was demolished and turned into a nursing home, and the parking lot that I saw every day from the front door was turned into a housing exhibition hall.
  33. THE NATURE 01:04
  34. Italy 2024
    Directed by: luigia cardarelli
    Screenplay: luigia cardarelli
    Production/School: luigia cardarelli
    Dialogue language: English

    some frames of the video were created with AI"Stable Diffusion"
  35. night Light 05:04
  36. Greece 2024
    Directed by: George Portokalis

    Night light is a short film that originated from night time shots on the public transport, photographs and objects found on the streets and from footage of the sea.

    The low tech and handmade quality of the footage is intentionally shot with a mobile phone. A combination of stop frame animation and double exposure video layering is used to create a rupture of time and place, night and day, sleep and wakefulness. 

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