7 min., Digital, 2018, USA
A found footage personal essay film exploring the power of a woman who values her own pleasure.
Sami van Ingen
15 min., 35mm > Digital, 2018, Finland
A fractured melodrama, based on damaged frames from the last minutes of the only remaining nitrate reel of the lost feature film Silja – Fallen Asleep When Young (1937) directed by Teuvo Tulio. All screening prints and the negative of the film were destroyed in a 1959 studio fire. A sequence from the middle of the film was found at La Cinémathèque Française in Paris in 2015.
Exit Strategy #2
5 min., Digital, 2017, USA
I seek treatment for a head injury and a memory is triggered from years earlier. In resistance to my past ways of coping, I release this stored body memory. The second in a series examining how I dissociate in order to cope with emotional and physical traumas.
Five Secrets To Mom
Charles Dillon Ward
2 min., Digital, 2019, USA
Inspired by a teenager’s online confession on Quora, Five Secrets to Mom is a surreal and darkly comedic short that uses the filmmaker’s actual family photos, Microsoft Paint 95, and an automated voice to tell a story about the comfort and vulnerability in anonymity.
16 min., Digital, 2018, USA
From underground tunnels, a man named Eddie describes the crumbling infrastructure of Memphis, TN, while the filmmaker, a recent transsexual transplant, watches war films and contemplates masculine connectivity. He posts a Craigslist ad asking men to masturbate on-camera with their firearms and receives a single response from a man whose name is also Eddie.
Naya (The Outdoor Cat)
14 min., Digital, 2018, Spain
Rodolfa and Maria Antonieta, two sexworkers with a deep passion for spliffs and trap music, hang around all day at their workplace: a magic garden at an abandoned airport ground in Berlin. When their colleague Asunción suddenly appears with the corpse of a dead client, they discover how easily sexual desire can cross the borders between the living and the deceased. A tragicomedy that explores ideas never touched before. “Because death really suits some people well.”
HER MOUTH WAS;
8 min., Digital, 2017, USA
Pornography from 70’s VHS tapes is repurposed to expose the bawdy expectations women are expected to uphold in contemporary times.
20 min., Digital, 2018, USA
In 1995, I attended Beatlefest for the first time, in utero. In 2012 I was sexually assaulted there. In 2015, I returned to make this movie.