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EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS

  • Kaleide Theatre, RMIT Building 8, RMIT University, 360 Swanston Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)
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6.30pm – 8.15pm | Monday 28 October | Kaleide Theatre, RMIT

From technicolour landscapes, to groaning glaciers, this eclectic mix of short films fuse together through satire, fantasy, art and jazz – each exploring the world around us in very different ways.

Note: The experimental shorts session will be followed by a screening of Extra-Terrestrial Ecologies, which you may also be interested in.

Tickets: $15 + booking fee for this session.

This screening was made possible with the support of RMIT.

ABOUT THE FILMS

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ERODED PYRAMID

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos | Mexico | 2019 | 9 mins

A deconstruction of form and content, single frame 16mm footage and a wild free jazz score combine to create a punk kinetic viewing experience – the most frenetic, hypnotising, technicolour landscape documentary you’ll ever see. Note: This film has strobe effects.


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LEAFCUTTERS

Catherine Chalmers | USA | 2018 | 19 mins

Through four chapters fusing language, carnival, combat, and art, human / ant parallels unfold in this playful camp absurdity.


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RESISTANCE

Laurence Favre | Switzerland | 2019 | 11 mins

A minimalist, textured glimpse of a receding glacier, where creaks, bubbles and subterranean groans sculpt an ominous soundscape of decay. A delicate meditation on majesty and fragility.


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TÅKE

Inger-Lise Hansen | Norway | 2018 | 15 mins

A formally rich exploration of perception, clarity and obfuscation, told through the texture of fog and its capacity to subtly alter the appearance of rural and urban landscapes.


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THE TASMANIAN TIGER

Vergine Keaton | France | 2018 | 14 mins

Propelled by a pulsing soundtrack, this animation about climate disaster and rebirth sees the intersection of nostalgia for the extinct, and anxiety for future destruction.


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TO GET IN TOUCH WITH CROWS

Rhona Mühlebach | Switzerland | 2019 | 7 mins

A parkland encounter with crows sparks an anthropomorphic identity crisis in this self-deprecating oddity. Oscillating between satire, poetry and fantasy, it reveals the uneasy relationship between humans and animals.


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TREES DOWN HERE

Ben Rivers | USA | 2018 | 14 mins

Divides between architecture and nature are minimised in this playful exploration of design and environmental complementarity.

Thanks to all EFFA 2019 partners for their generous supporting in making this year’s festival possible, including major partner, Bank Australia, government partner, City of Darebin, and supporting partner Monash University.