33. Stuttgarter Filmwinter — Festival for Expanded Media

International Competition Short Films 6
Kurzfilme Internationaler Wettbewerb
FITZ! Cinema

Eberhardstraße 61
Kulturareal „Unterm Turm“
70173 Stuttgart

U-/ S-Bahn / Bus: Stadtmitte / Rotebühlplatz / Wilhelmsbau

FITZ! Cinema

Eberhardstraße 61
Kulturareal „Unterm Turm“
70173 Stuttgart

U-/ S-Bahn / Bus: Stadtmitte / Rotebühlplatz / Wilhelmsbau

Where the Summer Goes (chapters on youth)
Onde o Verão Vai (episódios da juventude)

Portugal 2018, Farbe, 21:00 Min.
Director: David Pinheiro Vicente
Script: Rita Jorge and David Pinheiro Vicente
Cinematography: Joana Silva Fernandes
Sound: Miguel Coelho
Editing: Laura Gama Martins
​Production: Raquel Rolim Batista / Lisbon Theatre and Film School
​Cast: Miguel Amorim, Joana Peres, Rodrigo Tomás, Joana Petiz, André Simões, Rodolfo Major​

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It’s summer, a boy and his friends go to the river. On the ride there, a story is told about a man and his pet snake that tried to eat him. The boy falls from a tree trunk and gets hurt. A girl follows him. A couple kiss each other, another boy explores the woods and a third one just lays by a tree eating a peach. In four chapters, the heat and the humidity of the forest unravel desires among them.

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Vereinigtes Königreich 2018, Farbe, 03:35 Min.
Regie: Ralph Klewitz

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The video shows a giant inflatable labyrinth in an idle state at Federation Square, Melbourne. In this condition, natural wind swells and slumps the structure. A digitally stretched and distorted recording of a walkie-talkie conversation is the integral part of the audio track. Thereby, the right channel replays the sounds in the forward, and the left in the reversed direction.

3 Peonies

Vereinigte Staaten 2017, Farbe, 03:12 Min.
Regie; Drehbuch, Kamera: Stephanie Barber

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A brief, poetic 16mm film on a simple sculptural action. What becomes apparent is the humor possible in material interactions and the tender and sometimes melodramatic symbolism of cut flowers. What begins as a reverence for natural beauty ends up pointing towards the abstract expressionism and color field work of high modernism which, in many cases eschewed the banality of such ‘natural’ beauty. The collaged soundtrack suggests weightier concerns, gently insistent behind the flatness of the utilitarian sounds of ripping tape.

The Words Are Not What You Meant

Vereinigte Staaten 2017, Farbe, 12:58 Min.
Regie, Kamera, Schnitt, Ton: Jiayi Chen

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The Words Are Not What You Meant is a stranger's quest in Chicago, particularly Chinatown, for a sense of being in a politically uncertain time. It derives from experiences of translation and transportation, negotiations with foreignness and intimacy, and attempts to physically and emotionally inhabit a place. The voiceover is an improvised verbal translation of found text and the subtitles are partially auto translated via “Google Translate”.

The Common Space

Frankreich 2018, Farbe, 09:40 Min.
Regie, Drehbuch, Animation, Schnitt: Raphële Bezin
Ton: Homero González
Musik: José Cué

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It is not a landscape. It is not a modern city. It has never produced a language nor an industry. It is a city of ruins, wonderful, that produces nothing. Built from cut, distorted and superimposed images extracted from the collective imaginary of cinema. It is a microcosm. A layered document containing evidence of urban and filmic evolution.

Stardust

Deutschland 2018, Farbe, 14:00 Min.
Regie, Kamera, Schnitt, Ton: Carsten Aschmann

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In a few billion years, the sun goes down. Time enough to leave the inhospitable places of the earth. The flight ends with a crash in Paradise, which has been provide with a decay data by the manufacturer. The search of an angel produces a lot of stardust. Stardust is from the series of my video diaries. The idea was born when I filmed a sunset and heard the composer Arvo Pärt in an interview. When asked about the idea of angels, he replied slowly and gently: "This is no idea, this reality which is around us."

Queen of hearts
Dame de coeur

Frankreich 2018, Farbe, 08:20 Min.
Regie: Muriel Montini

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While the boy is busy, the girl is tuned in to the world.

Background

Spanien 2018, Farbe, 14:47 Min.
Regie: Toni Bestard

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Ruben is an anodyne guy attracted by the unusual beauty of Alba, an enigmatic woman. Both live in a peculiar universe, with established and surrealistic rules. Ruben must break some ot these rules to get Alba's attention.