Since its inception, the short film itself eludes clear categorisation. Minds are even divided as to whether it is a genre, type or category. For some years now, the boundaries have been further blurred, as short film has self-confidently capitalised on developments in new media, playfully combining documentary tropes, fiction, animation and experimental cinema. Among other things, this evolution can be interpreted as a reaction to the shifting concept of reality brought on by digitalisation. The films situated in this liminal zone challenge our perception, by revealing other perspectives through the ruptures they create.
Gabrielle Stemmer // France // 2019 // 21:23 min
On YouTube, one can find hundreds of videos in which women clean and tidy their homes. What initially appears amusing and satirical, gradually reveals itself to be a deep hole of loneliness, compensation and the attempt to create stability, at least on film, for one's self and other like minds.
Debi Cornwall // United States // 2021 // 10:35 min
Experimental, Live Action
Drawn from over 200 Hollywood films, excerpts from traffic stops and real statements from survivors of such a traumatic experience are woven together to create an other-worldly story about fictionalised accounts of real state violence and how we consume them.
Gunhild Enger // Norway // 2020 // 15:00 min
A gaming company develops a video game about the EU for children. The kids play a national bird that has to build a nest and breed beyond borders, but they can only fly where they have a visa. We accompany two game designers in their attempt to make the Schengen Area tangible for young people.