the MISSING 3rd FESTIVAL SHOW – MARCH 13, 2012
AXWFF planned 3 screenings. Due to financial constraints 2 were presented at MILLENNIUM FILM WORKSHOP on November 5 2011 and the MISSING 3rd SHOW
will screen on MARCH 13, 2012 — 7:15 pm
at NYC ‘s Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003)
presented thru NEW FILMMAKERS’ Women’s Night
AXWFF —the MISSING 3rd FESTIVAL SHOW PROGRAM
AXWFF will be screening 16MM films by Charlotte Pryce and Caryn Cline. We thank them for generously providing their prints!
FILMMAKERS on hand: Caryn Cline, Noe Kidder, Maria Niro and Courtney Krantz
Note: will we meet afterwards for Drinks and Conversation at Dempsey’s Bar
MIEDOS (FEARS); Mercedes Sader; Uruguay; TRT: 2:06; digi
I was a fearless woman until I had my first son. The fear of loosing, the fear of pain, enter in my life. Conscius and reason took other road than feelings and emotions. Flying in the middle of a storm, facing a brain tumor and still being here are fears that inspired this short film
MY FATHER WAS A GANGSTER; Noe Kidder & Tin Tay; 2.26; 16MM to digi
Self portrait of a young woman, reckoning with her father’s past.
TORSO; Maria Niro; USA; TRT: 02:39; digi
A torso, a cargo ship, reflecting sky and a flight through the clouds create this odd visual articulation of Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem Archaic Torso of Apollo. Torso addresses individual responsibility towards collective consumption, the attempt to understand how one can relate to the global market place and challenge this relationship.
SEASONAL JOY; Charmaine Ortiz; USA; TRT: 3:13; digi
A mash up of various Public Domain Sources that explores the psychological short comings of temporal happiness using adapted public domain footage. When are minds are consumed by the warm weather–a psychological take over by summer (spring fever in a sense), questions regarding the true nature of this blindsiding emerge.
THIS IS A TEST REEL; Matoula Eolou Gekko; France/Greece; TRT: 3.00; 8MM & Super 8 to digi
The 8th of april 2010 I went out in the main streets of athens to test a new super 8 camera. I asked random strangers to hold captions I had prepared, therefore making their short portraits and transforming a small super 8 reel in a collective project.This was my own way of reacting to the fear and deception that had been created due to ‘the crisis’ that had just been announced in Greece. The super 8 was the dreamt medium, the one that was in opposition from tv, from the flux, and that allowed to create a space for encounters, just for a reel’s time.
A COLD PLACE; Muriel Montini; Music: King Arthur by Purcell; France; TRT: 4.00; digi
The Paris Bourse. A winter’s evening. Traders have a break.
CURIOUS LIGHT; Charlotte Pryce; USA; TRT: 4.00; 16MM
A manuscript illuminated: illustrations retreat into the fiber of the page; a fleeting light dissolves into the emulsion of the film: an elusive story is revisited.The film is entirely hand processed
MY FATHER’S LETTERS; Yana (Ioanna) Sakellion; USA; TRT: 2.15; Digi
This piece is based on a personal narrative and expresses the early fascination with handwritten letter-forms and textile qualities of handwriting. The digital short conveys a childhood associations between the object and the meaning, while experimenting with kinetic typography.
SVEIT; Kyja Kristjana; USA / Iceland; TRT: 9.00; digi
While unpacking memories and stories of her grandfather’s experience as a New American in North Dakota, Kyja documents the history and mythology of her family’s emigration while negotiating the reality of present day Iceland.
BIRTH of BRAINFLY; Nandita Kumar; India/ New Zealand; TRT: 6.00; digi
Animation of a surreal journey of a psyche’s evolution within the invisible landscape of the mind. The visual landscape is made up of a mélange of experiments in collage, live action, hand drawn, paint on film and multi plane. This film is inspired by the process of “individuation” (the term coined by psychologist Carl Gustav Jung). A new shift in my work was created due to thought processes force induced by my migration from India to New Zealand. Individuation is a self-discovery of your own psyche and life; one discovers what lies underneath the conscious egocentric personality. Only through a painful process of objective analysis can one evolve. The birth signifies the beginning of a new evoluted being, who is a free creative thinker, who is an aware conscious being.
LOST COLLECTION; Courtney Krantz; Dancer: Kate Rose; USA; TRT: 3:13; 16MM to digi
A film that originates from the body as a preservative measure of time.
IN THE CONSERVATORY; Caryn Cline; USA; TRT: 05:00; 16MM
“In the Conservatory” uses a handmade, “botanicollage” technique to experimentally document one of the filmmaker’s favorite escapes: the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle, Washington.