VIDEORAMA (91’)

Our Videorama section puts an accent on experimental film and video art, far too little promoted in Romania. The aim is for the public to have a chance to meet talented video artists from our country and abroad.

If the main objective of the Timishort Film Festival is to discover new film authors through its competitions, Videorama focuses on cinematographic creations, that stretch the audio-visual language beyond its current limits.

GREEN SCREEN GRINGO

Douwe Dijkstra, The Netherlands/Brazil, 2016, 16’

GREEN SCREEN GRINGO

Behind a green screen, a foreigner finds his way in an enchanting – and yet turbulent – Brazil.


HIWA

Jacqueline Lentzou, Greece, 2017, 11’19’’

HIWA

In Jay’s dream, Athens’ sun is so weak, you can look straight at it, without getting blind.


PENÚMBRIA

Eduardo Brito, Portugal, 2016, 8’36’’

PENUMBRIA

The dystopian city of Penumbria was founded two hundred years ago, in a distant isthmus – a place of arid soils, angry seas and violent weather. Penumbria was due its name to the almost permanent shadow, caused by a southern mountain. One day, its inhabitants decided to leave, offering the city to time. This is the story of an uninhabitable place.


BEAST

Alyx Ayn Arumpac, Hungary, 2016, 15’

BEAST

“Beast” follows the daily work of livestock breeders in the harsh and inhospitable Hungarian steppe, where the laws of time and universe cease. “Beast” follows a community of traditional gray cattle herders in the Hungarian steppe. Through the changing seasons, the film wordlessly explores the rhythms of life and death—both of man and animal—thriving in a harsh and unforgiving environment. The pulsating movement of the herd against the bleak, beautiful landscape, observed by the ever-present human gaze, shows how survival in severe conditions decenter anthropocentric values. Here, both the gray cattle and the dwindling population of traditional herders share the same fate of decline against the passage of time. “Beast” reveals a human’s self-image not unlike the beasts that they try to contain.


APRÈS LE VOLCAN

Léo Favier, France, 2016, 17’

AFTER THE VULCANO

The earthquakes, ashes fall from the sky, and there’s this fire that firefighters don’t get to extinguish. The villagers decide to take refuge in the forest. Surrounded by wild beasts, a new life begins.


NATURE: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Sebastian Mulder, Netherlands, 2016, 21’55’’

NATURE: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

In a world where the original nature is widely disappearing, there seems to be a new form of nature: artificial nature. The essayistic documentary “Nature: all rights reserved” examines the context, experience, and various forms of this simulated nature, in an experimental way.