HerStory IV: Got to Do My Research

The presented programme consists of four parts, bound by the concept of “HerStory”. In the programme Got to Do My Research we follow experimental works that test the limits of animated medium.

Abstronic

Directed by: Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth
Short synopsis:

"I wanted to manipulate light to produce visual compositions in time continuity much as a musician manipulates sound to produce music. It was particularly while I listened to music that I felt an overwhelming urge to translate my reactions and ideas into visual form that would have the ordered sequence of music." - Mary Ellen Bute (1954)

Freeze Frame

Directed by: Soetkin Verstegen
Short synopsis:

Identical figures perform the hopeless task of preserving blocks of ice. The repetitive movements reanimate the animals captured inside.

4 min 15 v razvijalcu / 4min15 au révélateur / 4min15 in the Developer

Directed by: Moïa Jobin-Paré
Short synopsis:

A young woman sees and captures, develops and scratches. She sews the images back together. Mixed techniques of a fragmented city.

Intervju / Interview

Directed by: Caroline Leaf, Veronica Soul
Short synopsis:

A freewheeling cinematic experience, this film is the work of two filmmakers who relate their perceptions of each other through their respective animation techniques. Images and words are paired in startling associations. Each does a visual portrait of the other, based on characteristic gestures and impressions. A combination of techniques and materials produces a film of rich visual texture shaped by the hands and heads of two very different people.

This Could Be Me

Directed by: Michaela Pavlátová
Short synopsis:

This could be me offers some insight into Pavlátová’s life and influences. Pavlátová sprinkles the film with humour and bits of absurdity, showing us that as much as she is passionate about relationships and friends and family, she isn’t a person that takes life all that seriously. 

Windows

Directed by: Angella Lipskaya
Short synopsis:

An absurd story about a life behind the windows.

Carnalis

Directed by: Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi
Short synopsis:

Look at your hand from really close, choose a spot and stare at it for a moment, until you see a landscape. When the veins become rivers and trees you can watch Carnalis and the film will stay on your mind for a long time.

Old Orchard Beach P.Q.

Directed by: Michèle Cournoyer
Short synopsis:

On the famous American beach where most holiday-takers are Québécois, a young girl lets herself be seduced by her demons. Never have we seen on a beach such an amount of lobsters. An animation done with the cut paper animation technique.

Removed

Directed by: Naomi Uman
Short synopsis:

Removed is a short film made up of pictures from porn films. The naked woman, an object of desire, is removed from the image with bleach and nail varnish. The viewer is forced to think about man-woman relationships.

A Herstory of Women Filmmakers

Directed by: Kelly Gallagher
Short synopsis:

This film celebrates many women filmmakers but certainly not all. There are so many more women, trans, and genderqueer filmmakers creating imperative works across the globe, continuing to pave the way for the rest of us. May this film share one small sample of the great many filmmakers and artists out there who continue to struggle and persevere, carving out paths and shining guiding lights for the rest of us.

HerStory IV: Got to Do My Research

The presented programme consists of four parts, bound by the concept of “HerStory”. In the programme Got to Do My Research we follow experimental works that test the limits of animated medium.

Abstronic

Directed by: Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth
Short synopsis:

"I wanted to manipulate light to produce visual compositions in time continuity much as a musician manipulates sound to produce music. It was particularly while I listened to music that I felt an overwhelming urge to translate my reactions and ideas into visual form that would have the ordered sequence of music." - Mary Ellen Bute (1954)

Freeze Frame

Directed by: Soetkin Verstegen
Short synopsis:

Identical figures perform the hopeless task of preserving blocks of ice. The repetitive movements reanimate the animals captured inside.

Short synopsis:

A young woman sees and captures, develops and scratches. She sews the images back together. Mixed techniques of a fragmented city.

Intervju / Interview

Directed by: Caroline Leaf, Veronica Soul
Short synopsis:

A freewheeling cinematic experience, this film is the work of two filmmakers who relate their perceptions of each other through their respective animation techniques. Images and words are paired in startling associations. Each does a visual portrait of the other, based on characteristic gestures and impressions. A combination of techniques and materials produces a film of rich visual texture shaped by the hands and heads of two very different people.

This Could Be Me

Directed by: Michaela Pavlátová
Short synopsis:

This could be me offers some insight into Pavlátová’s life and influences. Pavlátová sprinkles the film with humour and bits of absurdity, showing us that as much as she is passionate about relationships and friends and family, she isn’t a person that takes life all that seriously. 

Windows

Directed by: Angella Lipskaya
Short synopsis:

An absurd story about a life behind the windows.

Carnalis

Directed by: Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi
Short synopsis:

Look at your hand from really close, choose a spot and stare at it for a moment, until you see a landscape. When the veins become rivers and trees you can watch Carnalis and the film will stay on your mind for a long time.

Old Orchard Beach P.Q.

Directed by: Michèle Cournoyer
Short synopsis:

On the famous American beach where most holiday-takers are Québécois, a young girl lets herself be seduced by her demons. Never have we seen on a beach such an amount of lobsters. An animation done with the cut paper animation technique.

Removed

Directed by: Naomi Uman
Short synopsis:

Removed is a short film made up of pictures from porn films. The naked woman, an object of desire, is removed from the image with bleach and nail varnish. The viewer is forced to think about man-woman relationships.

A Herstory of Women Filmmakers

Directed by: Kelly Gallagher
Short synopsis:

This film celebrates many women filmmakers but certainly not all. There are so many more women, trans, and genderqueer filmmakers creating imperative works across the globe, continuing to pave the way for the rest of us. May this film share one small sample of the great many filmmakers and artists out there who continue to struggle and persevere, carving out paths and shining guiding lights for the rest of us.