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International Competition

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Kon Trubkovich, „Snow“, USA 2014, 4’33’’, Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York © Kon Trubkovich

Kon Trubkovich, Snow

(USA 2014, 4’33’’, no dialog)

European Premiere

A cinematic “sculpture” with an original score by Menlo Park Music, created from old amateur video recordings of the artist’s family that were copied to 35mm and then hand painted. The personal and collective memory becomes an artifact; the documentary film becomes fiction.

Kon Trubkovich
, born in 1979, lives in New York. Solo exhibitions in the OHWOW, Los Angeles; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York et al. Group exhibitions in the Zach Feuer Gallery, New York 2013; Macro Future Museum, Rome 2009; 2nd Biennial of Contemporary Art, Athens 2009 et al.

Kayla Parker, „Heaven Is a Place“, GBR 2014, 16’30’’, Stuart Moore, Sundog Media, Plymouth

Kayla Parker, Heaven Is a Place

(GBR 2014, 16’30’’, french)

German Premiere

Choreographed encounters of very personal experiences about desire, love and loss, collected in the gay, lesbian and transvestite communities in the British city of Plymouth and narrated in the city´s old harbor buildings and bars. Freely adapted from Jean Genet.

Kayla Parkers
 films have been broadcasted by BBC and Channel 4 as well as in museums such as Tate Modern or the Saatchi Gallery in London. She is a lecturer in Media Arts at Plymouth University and also works as a curator.

Pachet Fulmen, „Song for God“, DEU 2014, 5’15’’

Pachet Fulmen, Song for God

(DEU 2014, 5’15’’, english)

In a violent world full of disasters that in vain clings to God, a strong woman who can only rely on herself pursues her own path, far beyond religion and dogma. A dark, originally crafted cartoon.

Pachet Fulmen
, born in 1985, lives in Hamburg. Participations in the ANIMFEST Athens 2012; ÉCU The European Independent Film Festival, Paris 2011; Machine-RAUM Festival for Video Art and Digital Culture, Vejle Kunstmuseum 2011; ION International Animation, Games and Short Film Festival, Los Angeles 2004 et al.

Clement Page, „Light that Obscures“, DEU 2014, 18’40’’, International Studio of Clement Page

Clement Page, Light That Obscures 

(DEU 2014, 18’40’’, no dialog) 

German Premiere

The young artist Isabella, who likes to experiment with optical instruments, gradually develops an ever-increasing light phobia and fear of going blind. She imprisons herself in the dark more and more; her only contacts with the outside world are phone calls with her father.

Clement Page
, born in 1967, lives in Berlin. Since the 1990s film and installation. Group exhibitions in the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich 2015; Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm 2014, Haus der Kunst, Munich 2012 et al. 

Faezeh Nikoozad, „DogMe“, DEU 2014, 6’

Faezeh Nikoozad, DogMe

(DEU 2014, 16mm,  digitalisiert, 6’, no dialog)

World Premiere

While making the bed in the morning, dream sequences and fragmented memories flash through a woman’s head...  

Faezeh Nikoozad,
 born in 1984, lives in Germany. Has worked in film since 2009. Currently studying at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg.

Marte Kiessling, „Decisions“, DEU 2014, 4’55’’

Marte Kiessling, Decisions

(DEU 2014, 4’55’’, englisch)

In this video, the artist relates decisions her great-grandmother made that have continued to influence the fate of the entire family up to the present. Many images are taken from the family archives, others from the Internet; true history and fiction become an insoluble tangle. Viewers must decide for themselves what is true and what is not.

Marte Kiessling
, born in 1981, lives in Berlin. Member of artist groups Global Alien and CameraCartell. Solo exhibitions in the Yuokobo Art Space, Tokyo; Kasko, Basel et al. Group exhibitions in the Litmus Art Space, Seoul 2014; Kreuzberg Pavillon, documenta 13, 2012 et al.

Margarida Paiva, „The Day I Wasn’t There“, NOR 2014, 12’

Margarida Paiva, The Day I Wasn’t There

(NOR 2014, 12’, english)

German Premiere

One at a time, three women share their memories of a train accident they experienced. But did this incident really take place? Or are the train accident and its horrors only symbols for pain they have inflicted on themselves? Little by little, a story takes shape...  

Margarida Paiva, born in 1975, lives in Oslo. Solo exhibitions Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm et al. Group exhibitions in the Torrance Art Museum 2014; Tromsø Kunstforening 2012; 2nd Baltic Biennale, St. Petersburg 2010. In 2014 Award at the FOKUS Festival in Nikolaj Kunsthal for “Every Story Is Imperfect”.

Sasha Litvintseva, „Immortality, Home and Elsewhere“, GBR 2014, 12’26’’

Sasha Litvintseva, Immortality, Home and Elsewhere 

(GBR 2014, 16mm transferred to Video, 12’26’’, english)

German Premiere

A very personal film essay about apocalyptic themes and immortality, collective destiny and individual curiosity. Google Street View, international tourism, excerpts from disaster movies: How can the individual survive the raging flood of images wrought by our information age?

Sasha Litvintseva, born in 1989, lives in London. Participation in the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York; BornShorts Film Festival, Bornholm; Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria, British Columbia (all 2014) et al. Group exhibitions in the BAC Bogota Arte Contemporaneo Museum; Palazzo Flangini, Venice (both 2015) et al. 

26.04.2015, 5:30 p.m.