AVIFF

2018

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OVERVIEW :
'Afloat' is an experimental narrative film that paints a portrait of Japanese performance artist: Ayumi Lanoire.
The film opens as a telephone call between the subject and Person X, which meanders and leads the audience through the various layers that make up her persona leading one to question whether she is in fact a myth or reality.

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BIOGRAPHY :
RIFFY is an award winning film director and visual artist. She has vast experience working across the art and film world from directing short films, short docs, video art installations, performance art, commercial content and curating interactive art shows. Her work has been screened and exhibited in various festivals and platforms such as Channel 4, The Times, Arte Creative, London Film Festival, ICA, INtransit / Nour Arts Festival and the Saatchi Gallery.
RIFFY looks to tell stories of unlikely heroes we don’t always see on the big screen (particularly framed around women, BAME and diaspora identities) yet can touch and relate to audiences universally through the 3 big ‘E’s’: Enchantment, Enlightenment and Engagement.
RIFFY is the 2016/2017 Hospital Club Foundation's Emerging Creative for Film and Television.

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DIRECTOR STATMENT :
As a director my voice is distinctive in that I tell stories of unlikely heroes we don’t always see on the big screen (particularly framed around women, BAME and diaspora) yet can touch and relate to audiences universally through enchantment, enlightenment and mystery.
My film 'Afloat' touches on those very things mentioned above in bringing to the forefront the story of a fascinating character/subject who lives a dichotomous life as a city worker and performing artist, living in the western world. I had originally met Ayumi in an art gallery where I saw her performing and was really intrigued in seeing such contrasting images together: a geisha poledancing.

I felt very enchanted by this juxtaposition and endeavoured to contact her to see if we could work together. Upon meeting one another, I realised this character was more fascinating then expected and was very unlikely in that she lead several lives and was layered, which was the stimulus for me to write and direct a film about it.

Coming from a diaspora background myself (being British, half Bahraini-Arabic and Bangladeshi) I have always felt a sense of wondering and questioning around the formation of my identity and its place. Thus, I look to tell stories where those questions and experiences are conveyed in transformative ways, which people can relate to in ways that they know they are not alone.

'Afloat' is a very visual and sensory film where my vision as both an artist and filmmaker creates worlds that are both tangible and unreal.

AFLOAT

RIFFY AHMED

2018

OVERVIEW :
This film is a self study examining the relationship between our minds and our bodies, our thoughts and our actions, and the sometimes insurmountable gaps between what we think we want to feel and what we actually experience.
In this film I pose the question “Are you holding me, or am I holding myself?” and I attempt to answer it through a movement study describing the relationship between myself as an individual-a sensitive and receptive human body, and between various external influences. I am placing the human body in extreme conditions. Sometimes existing in a more grounded or neutral reality, while at other times existing in a warmer more surreal world, I investigate what it is to create and struggle with certain boundaries that stem from self reflection/self torment over past experiences, and the means by which we think we can achieve an ideal emotional or physical state.
Does our self perception hinder us? In recognizing our patterns, good and bad, are we really just making the realization that we are our own worst enemies? The realization that I sought through this film is that we are all looking for a human connection, someone to hold us as well as someone to hold.

BIOGRAPHY :
Performer, photographer and artistic director. His work combines performance, movement, photography, film & installation in an attempt to study the limitless physical potential of the human body and its connection to the earth.
Currently residing in Tel Aviv where he works with one of the most acclaimed dance companies internationally Batsheva Dance Company- The Young Ensemble, where he has performed works by Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal.
Brodermann has belonged to different companies on his trajectory, such as 'Gallim Dance' in New York, with which he was able to perform at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, In addition to belonging to different companies, Brodermann has taken his knowledge to countries of America such as: Costa Rica, Mexico and the United States at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, the School of Creative and Performing Arts in New York and DOMO in Mexico City.
As a photographer he has presented his work in different magazines in Europe and the United States, with the collaboration of more international artists, in King Kong Magazine, Risk Magazine, Out Magazine and Mode in Motion, exploring different perspectives of contemporary art, within the LGBTQ + scene.
Brodermann's art installations have been presented at the Health Gallery, Center for Performance Research and Brooklyn Night Bazaar in New York.
As director, his first short film entitled 'Are you holding me, or am I holding myself?' Made in 2017, was presented and winner of several national and international awards in countries such as the United States, Canada, Scotland, and Europe, being part of the short film corner at the Cannes Film Festival.
Cesar just presented his first solo multidisciplinary show “PROXIMIDAD” at La Universidad de la Comunicación in México City.

Are you holding me , or am i holding myself?

César Brodermann

2018

OVERVIEW : 
An art film about consciousness

Bound

Jan Becker

2018

OVERVIEW :
A 30-second film inspired in part by the scratched daguerreotypes of EJ Bellocq.

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Creme

Hiss Hiss

2018

OVERVIEW : 
Through the portrait of a man implicitly appears the chronicle of a broken heart.

BIOGRAPHY : 
I am an art teacher at school in Paris. I have studied Art history and philosophy in Paris. Since 2016 I make some short films with super 8

Das Leben ist kein Wunschkonzert

alexane perrin

2018

OVERVIEW : 
Two lovers once promised each other to go to Japan together but now she is having a big breakdown. He helps her to recover.

Day and night

Emma Semeria

2018

GLASS AND BONES

GIULIO BOATO

2018

OVERVIEW :
Innocence gets disturbed as she dreams of a vision introducing her to two different attributes of life - virtues and sins - it's taking over her. As the two attributes take over, the beauty of having both is seen in a kaleidoscope perspective because at the end of the day, as a person, you can be both good and bad.

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BIOGRAPHY :
Kent Donguines is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies of the University of the Philippines and Vancouver Film School, Film Production. He values creating a strong network as he collaborates with other emerging filmmakers as a Producer and has established his own company AIMER FILMS last June 2017. IRIDESCENCE, the film he produced is currently on its festival run with numerous awards and nominations. He’s also known for his other projects such as GREY and his Storyhive-funded music video SERPENTINE FIRE.

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KALEIDOSCOPE

Kent Donguines

2018

OVERVIEW :
Christina and Nicole murder Michel and throw him in the swimming pool, but the body disappears… «Les diaboliques-remix» entirely restructures and reassembles Clouzots’ psychological masterpiece in order to conjure up the films’ surrealism. ( With the agreement of the Clouzot family )

BIOGRAPHY :
Natif de Montpellier, Hugues Sanchez vit et travaille à Montreuil. En 1993 débute sa carrière dans la composition pour le théâtre et la danse et en 1996, il signe chez Universal sous le nom de The Julia Set.
 
Depuis 2000, Hugues Sanchez s'intéresse au CINEMA DE REMONTAGE et au Mash-Up Vidéo. il conçoit des projets multimédia pour le Festival de Cannes, Canal+, la Cinémathèque Française, la Nuit Blanche ou Yann Arthus Bertrand.
Parallèlement se poursuit son travail de compositeur notamment pour l'habillage d'Arte, de France Info et France 3 ainsi que pour le C.C.C. Olivier Debré..

En 2016, il sa réalise des ciné-concerts expérimentaux sur Saul Bass pour divers lieux d’art.

En 2018 son ciné concert Les Diaboliques Remix remporte le 1er Prix du Cannes Art Film Festival (AVIFF) et le 13 Avril 2019 le Prix du film Surréaliste au Cadaques Film Festival

Actuellement Hugues Sanchez effectue des recherches sur le Data Moshing, compose un nouvel album ainsi que la bande son d'un nouveau ciné-concert L'Étoile de Mer d'après le film de Man Ray.

LES DIABOLIQUES-REMIX

HUGUES SANCHEZ

2018

OVERVIEW/BIOGRAPHY :
Maximilien Franco’s piece is commited to transcribing photographer Alexis Pichot’s experiences of night immersions at the heart of the forest. The images, made of chiaroscuro, plays of lights and night visions, express the visual transition of the artist’s work.

MARCHE CÉLESTE

MAXIMILIEN FRANCO

2018