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Herre you can view the ENTIRE FESTIVAL PROGRAM LIVE! We stream from TWITCH and if you wish you can also use the twitch app and view from there.


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LIVE STREAM FESTIVAL TIME TABLE


SATURDAY April 4

SHORTS I  "Through Our Eyes"  18.00-19.30

SHORTS II "Identity" 20.00-21.30

SHORTS III + FEATURE I "Life" 22.00-23.30


SUNDAY April 5

CARTE BLANCHE SHORTS I + FEATURE II 16.00-17.30

SHORTS IV "The Journey" 18.00-19.30

CARTE BLANCHE SHORTS II 20.00-21.30

SHORTS V + FEATURE III "One's nature" 22.00-23.30


SATURDAY April 11

 ISIAH MEDINA MASTERCLASS April 13.30-15.30 (SPECIAL EVENT)


Moderating host, Q&A with film makers on Skype, call ins from special guests etc! This covid-19 situation might have opened a door for us we might not have dared going for otherwise.
We're gonna use the worlds leading platform for livestreaming, Twitch.


Are we the world's first in Film Festival to live stream as MAIN program!?


Join in 4-5th April, 1700 Berlin time!

Leading up to our big live event we are streaming films from the archives of our VOD site Illambra EVERY DAY at 1pm Berlin Time. If you're intersted, tune in for some unconventional and experimental Art House Films - documentaries, ficiton and hybrids:


www.twitch.tv/pbproduktion


The Butterfly Love Song

FRIDAY 1800-1930

Directed by: Luke Morgan


Country of Origin: Ireland / United States

 

A film by Project Spatula, produced by Morgan Creative, John Herbert and Seamus Scanlon. Based on the award-winning short story by Seamus Scanlon.


Luke Morgan is an Irish director and writer. He is the founder of filmmaking collective “Project Spatula”. He completed his first feature film, “Sooner or Later”, which premiered in 2018 at the Galway Film Fleadh and screened as part of the Cork Film Festival 2018. It is now available to watch worldwide on Amazon Prime. 

See my Ghost Passing

FRIDAY 1800-1930

Directed by: Yann Pichot

Country of Origin: France



 

Between dreams and nightmares, Lilith sees the ghost of her lost love.

Silver in the Churn

FRIDAY 1800-1930

Directed by: Jasper Lee

Country of Origin: USA

 

A hypnotic audio-visual song in which the Southern landscape is used as a foundation for exploring superstition, ritual and the sacred. Drawing from research into Southeastern superstitions, the abstract lyrical quality of this lore is woven into an oblique dance through repetition and juxtapositon. Small bodily gestures reveal a map of relationships and trace the ways time and power shape the land and us.


Jasper Lee is an artist and musician from central Alabama whose work in filmmaking explores superstition and the transmission of knowledge in the deep South.

Olive

FRIDAY 1800-1930

Directed by: Michael Higgins

Country of Origin: Greece

 

Although clearly filmed in our time, Olive uses the scratchy beauty of hand-processed celluloid to help evoke a mood of ancient ritual. A group of people gathered in the remote countryside are absorbed into frames that often resemble the hand tinted colours and decaying textures of unrestored early cinema. Cinema is made to haunt the present like a ghostly vision from the past.


Michael Higgins is a photographer, filmmaker and installation artist best known for his analogue film work. Having grown up in Ireland he studied at Dublin City University and Ireland’s National College of Art and Design. Higgins is interested in using the filmmaking process to rupture the reality of the everyday, skewing documentary and fiction in order to highlight alternative ways of seeing and experiencing.

Urban Planning

FRIDAY 1800-1930

Directed by: Simon Ruscinski

Country of Origin: Canada

 

A very lucky extraterrestrial is given the opportunity to observe a real life human being.



Independent filmmaker living in Toronto, Ontario. Currently attending York University's BFA Film Production program. His goal to make people laugh and think, maybe even simultaneously. He has a good head of hair

Spring II

FRIDAY 1800-1930

Directed by: Ed Carter

Country of Origin: USA

 

Two women encounter one another across dimensions, each perceiving the other as if a ghost. As they make contact, the structures of their dimensional cells begin to flicker and wane, and a possible transcendence presents itself.


Ed Carter is  a British filmmaker based in Boston, MA.

Filmography:

2012 - 'The Funeral Director' (UK, 5 min, S16mm)
2018 - 'Letters From Eniwetok' (USA, 12 min, Digital)
2019 - 'Spring II' (USA, 10 min, Super 8mm)

Sometimes we Swim

FRIDAY 1800-1930

Directed by: Samppa Batal

Country of Origin: Finland

 

Being incapable to move forward with his life, a man lingers in the moment where it all began.


Samppa Batal is a Finnish film director, screenwriter and producer. His films often feature character driven stories exploring the different aspects of human behaviour. Batal's first feature film (Bastard, 2016) was praised for its naturalistic approach on acting and dialogue. His second feature film (A Mother, 2019) will hit the theaters in Finland on May 2019.

Where do you come from

FRIDAY 1800-1930

Directed by: Jun-Yuan Hong

Country of Origin: Taiwan

 

The film consists of the photographic narratives of individuals’ polaroid pictures taken at the time of their birth, which is used as the intertwining signifiers. A few of the selected actors came from broken families and had similar life experiences as the concept expressed in this work. In other words, the subjects in the images are not only a semiotic interpretation of role-playing but also a reiteration of life experiences that overlap with these actors. 


Director Statement :

My film works have strong inner emotional problems. The main reason comes from my incomplete original family. Therefore, in the film, I like to construct these tangled feelings through close-up, and look for people with similar family situations, let them be my elements of the image that respond to and express their emotional state of facing family problems through the encounters of these different living individuals.

Medoim Rare

FRIDAY 2000-2130

Directed by: Luca Cioci

Country of Origin: United States

 

Functional and aesthetic values in recurrent, yet questionable domestic scenarios.


Luca Cioci is a filmmaker and visual artist from Italy. He recently graduated with a BFA in Animation from CalArts and currently resides in Los Angeles working as a multi-disciplinary freelancer.

Boy's Surface

FRIDAY 2000-2130

Directed by: Yuichi Iwanaga

Country of Origin: United States

 

An earnest college student's reality is muddled when he is consumed with finding out if the girl in his dreams is real or imagined.



Yuichi Iwanaga

2006-2011 Keio University
2017-2019 UCLA extension


Dania

FRIDAY 2000-2130

Directed by: Marsia Tzivara

Country of Origin: Germany

 

A futuristic dark tale in a dystopic Berlin. The last child on earth and his Imaginary friend, fight over the future of the planet. Is it faith enough to keep earth alive? A comment on the future of the planet, human responsibility and oppression.


I was born in Greece, i studied in England and i live in Germany. I have more than 15 years experience in the film and TV industry and i have been involved in numerous national and international productions, mostly as 1st A.D and casting director. When i moved to Berlin a few years ago, i founded a small independent company, and started producing my on projects. My debut feature documentary received two international awards and a special mention, while was distributed worldwide

Allegro Lambda

FRIDAY 2000-2130

Directed by: Miriam Endrulat

Country of Origin: Germany

 

Allegro Lambda" continues the attempt to give the otherwise basically two-dimensional, flat style of the so-called "Cameraless Film" a spatiality. The scratched shapes and painted color gradients create a three-dimensional space with the help of digital montage and coloration: handmade pictures in the context of a digital arrangement. This aspect is taken up in the music level, in that the material consciously moves between analogue-acoustic and digital sound worlds.


Miriam Endrulat (born 1988) lives and works in Hamburg. In Sommer 2019 she completed her Master of Fine Arts at the College of Fine Arts in Hamburg. Her work includes painting and film as well as graphics. In her abstract films, she unites these artistic disciplines and constantly enters into collaborations with audio artists and composers. Her work is integrated into the old tradition of absolute film. 

The Hindwing

FRIDAY 2000-2130

Directed by: Christine Kettaneh

Country of Origin: Lebanon

 

Red needles, pill-size holes, dried up lumps of resin, empty cones, and a missing scent are only a few of the aesthetic signs of a dead pine tree. Some native to North America and others to Europe and Asia, the bark beetles have chewed their way through forests and have recently spread to Lebanon threatening to chomp our last green lung. Healthy trees usually fight off the bark beetles but climate change has been increasingly weakening their defenses signaling an impending forest insect outbreak.


Christine Kettaneh is a Lebanese artist, holder of a MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (‘13) and a MSc in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics (‘05).

Christine Kettaneh has received several awards: ‘Best Experimental Short Film’ award for her artist film ‘Feelers’ in the Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes (Nov’18); the overall Arte Laguna Prize in the 'Sculpture and Installation category' and the special 'artist in gallery' prize, Venice (Mar'15); the YICCA - art residency in italy - prize (May’18); the Premio Ora Prize (May’17); and the Aomi Okabe Jury award in Art Olympia, Tokyo (Jun’17). She was also recently longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize in York, UK and featured in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology 2018.

Greetings, from the Planet Krog

FRIDAY 2000-2130

Directed by: Yani Gellman

Country of Origin: United States

 

A young mother is stolen away to the furthest corners of the galaxy and must escape an alien prison to return home and rescue her own child. Greetings, From the Planet Krog! is a "do-it-yourself" sci fi epic that suggests our greatest exploration of the universe takes place within the human heart and mind.



Yani Gellman was born in Miami and moved frequently as a child, living in Australia, Spain, Texas, and Canada before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. After breaking into cinema as an actor - Yani has appeared in such film as the Lizzie McGuire Movie and 47 Metres Down, along with such series as Pretty Little Liars and Bosch, he is now increasingly focused on creating his own stories, generally focusing on the intersection between childhood trauma, cultural alienation, and mental illness - often through a whimsical, genre bending and irreverent approach.

The Wake

FRIDAY 2000-2130

Directed by: Jemila MacEwan

Country of Origin: United States

 

'The Wake' is a surreal allegory that reckons with the complex emotions of being human within the Holocene extinction. A protagonist assumes responsibility for five enormous wisdom teeth unrooted from a glacier melting into the ocean. Traveling over icy tundra and traversing sheer cliffs, they shepherd the teeth toward an unknown destination.


Jemila MacEwan is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in New York. MacEwan was born in Scotland to Sufi parents, and immigrated to Australia as a child where her upbringing intertwined scientific, mythological and spiritual ways of learning from the land. She continues to draw connections between people and place; material and culture; spirituality and experience. MacEwan’s work seeks out an empathetic approach to humanities destructive impulses. 

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