Short films 24 November
Mooncake (2016, NL) – Rogier van der Zwaag
Visual artist Rogier van der Zwaag made this music video is 2016 for Binkbeats. Made in with paper, milk, food coloring, mirrors, a fish tank and a lot of love. Mezmering and stunning as are all the works of this visual ‘illusionist’.
Lorne – Timesink (2020, US/NL) – Pavel Brenner for The Panics
Pavel Brenner’s music video for Lorn’s ‘Timesink’ tells the story of a regular kid navigating a world in which humanity has been wiped out by a widespread disease. This music video was shot months before the outbreak of COVID-19. A macabre warning of sorts. Our protagonist, a young boy, treats this post-pandemic world like a giant playground. The harrowing scenes are commonplace to him. But as the story unfolds we learn not even he is immune to this environment.
Sister (2019, UK) – David Wilson
“A personal expression from a period of disorientation: the euphoria experienced when connecting with myself and/or a lover, & the dysphoria experienced when searching for both. Launched on International Non-Binary Day 2019.”
Christopher Walken’s Coffee shop (2018, LA) – Leah Dubuc
A completely improvised animated short film about Christopher Walken. Walken has branched out from his very successful acting career to pursue his true passion, creating artisanal coffee beverages and pastries, but be warned his concoctions have more than just meets the eye.
Cascade (2016, USA) – John Merizalde & Pasqual Gutierrez
Cascade is a short music film exploring the culture of a famous roller skating venue in Atlanta.
Two Puddles (2019, UK) – Tim Keeling
When a family encounters two radically unusual puddles on a woodland retreat, unspoken tensions finally surface.
ORION (NL) – Rogier van der Zwaag
Sjamsoedin’s music video ORION is a breath of fresh air, in which director Rogier van der Zwaag plays conductor to an imaginary orchestra of smoke, delicately dancing to the tunes of Sjamsoedin’s song.
SKATE (2017, CND) – Diane Shaher
SKATE is a fun, colourful, and explosive skateboarding music video that has no linear story or narrative, which was created as a thesis film but also a passion project.
Short films 25 November
Rett Ned (2016, N) – Simone Hooymans
Rett ned is an ongoing journey, with unexpected places and elusive worlds. Worlds where you will never arrive, but will always stay in your memory. A longing for a mystical world, but with an unearthly undertone. The animation is a direct, personal and emotional respons of the artist on the music.
Hold me Tight (2020, BE) – Mélanie Robert-Tourneur
In the heart of a dark forest two silhouettes come together. The creatures move like predators, attracting and repelling each other. They seduce each other in an explosive mating ritual. Hold me tight is a flamboyant bitter romance where the violent attraction of the characters puts them in danger.
Video clip Rooie Cent (2018, NL) – Aisha Madu
In Rooie Cent we follow young GHQST as he goes on an adventure in search of some coin.
Deerhunter – Plant Thief (2021, UK) – Molly Fairhurst
A video about a very angry girl. Sometimes when you are hurt, so much you could dissolve into ink, nothing can stop your shaking atoms other than being swallowed whole into the dark. Sometimes a giant bird will be there, just in time to do that.
Human Nature (2019, NL) – Sverre Fredriksen and Zaou Vaughan
This stop-motion animation imagines a world where humans are not at the top of the food chain.
Empty Places (2021, F) – Geoffroy de Crécy
Empty Places is an ode to the melancholy of machines.
Humanoid (2018, NL) – Eva Wijers
Humanoid explores how our self-image as humans is effected by the rise of artificial intelligence.