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ThursSday, 20 OCTObER 2022


This screening session features 7 short films (see below). All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.


LAB111 (cinema 2)

Arie Biemondstraat 111

1054 PD Amsterdam



Presale has ended for this screening. Some more tickets will become available at the cinema starting 10 minutes before the screening, until sold out.

Thanks to our sponsors, we can also offer you a free drink at the cinema's bar afterwards!


Vegetative (France) by Hannah Papacek Harper

Synopsis: Vegetative is a short visual poem; an experimental video which was created during the first Covid19 lockdown in spring 2020. This abstract piece plays with text and video and brings a dreamlike inner space into being. It explores the rapport toward nature and intimacy that we were forced to change abruptly. Running time: 00:00:47.


About the director: Hannah is pursuing a career as a camera assistant on long and short fiction, music videos and commercials. Having trained as a Steadicamer she has been practicing it since 2019. At the same time she co-directs and shoots Video Dance projects. Her documentary photography has been exhibited on several occasions, notably in the form of an artist's book at the Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris in 2017.

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This is fine (Italy) by Gianmarco Nepa

Synopsis: The story of the human's modern addiction to natural and social's catastrophes. These events, streamed through the TV's screen, seem to not have any impact on people, as to forget about them all you need is a switch. Running time: 00:03:00.Selections/awards: Giornate degli autori - Mostra del cinema di Venezia (Winner Bookciak Azione!), Sulmon IFF (Best "Abruzzo Short"), Très Court IFF.About the director: Born in 1994, Gianmarco Nepa is a student at IFA Film School where he is specializing in screenwriting and directing. He worked as assistant director on some projects, but "This is fine" marks his directorial debut.

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Once There Was III (USA) by Nina Mcneely




Synopsis: 3 women bound to a shared soul oscillating between the throes of brutality and piety. A visceral display of true sisterhood- they suffer together, thrive together and bleed together. Running time: 00:06:34.


Selections/awards: Boston Short FF (Best Music Video), Brussels Independent FF, and more.


About the director: Nina McNeely is a storyteller, provocateur, and a creator. She is a choreographer, visual artist, director, creative director, and animator. Nina is madly in love with people, and finds no greater pleasure than studying the human condition. Throughout her career, Nina has been fortunate to work with Björk, Gaspar Noé, The Weeknd, Rihanna, Foo Fighters, Sam Smith, Alicia Keyes and black midi to name a few - all legends in their own right.

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Before the Earthquake (Sweden) by Gustav Hugo Olsson

Synopsis: A man at a restaurant tells his girlfriend a weird story about that he once in his life have had exactly the same feeling as now. That time the whole world started to shake. The girlfriend gets uncomfortable about his behaviour and the story that really doesn't make much sense. They continue their conversation and the table starts to rattle... Running time: 00:06:51.


Selections/awards: Boston Short FF, Verona IFF, Obskuur Ghent FF.


About the director: Gustav Hugo Olsson is a Swedish award-winning director, producer, screenwriter, filmmaker and editor with over 10 years of experience in film productions in various sizes and genres.

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Scenery other end (Taiwan) by Tseng Yu Chin

Synopsis: It’s a metaphor for love and the destiny of our life. Let’s try to imagine you’re entering a prairie when you’re just a newborn baby and all you can do is keep crawling because there’s no chance to make a stop. You keep moving ahead to somewhere you assumed it’s a forward place. There’s no rule or order in this case. Afterwards, you touched and acknowledged there’s someone else with you in this journey, therefore, you both depend on each other and marching on in this endless grassland no matter the sun is scorching hot or there’s already numerous bruises on both of yours body. It’s about a statement of life in my opinion. Life is all about moving on and attach someone else. Running time: 00:09:10.


About the director: Tseng Yu-Chin (1978, Taiwan) is a video artist, film director, photographer, curator, designer. His work has been exhibited all over the world.


Return (Chile) by Marcos Sanchez

Synopsis: 'Return' is the poetic response to one of the most asked questions: “if you had to go back to your younger self what would you tell them”? 'Return' sees the adult seek out her seven-year-old self – not to advise her but to seek her guidance. Running time: 00:01:57.


About the director: Marcos is a Chilean animator and visual artist. He makes animated short films and music videos and has worked with The Breeders and Claire Cronin. His music video for Lydia Lee, Grey to Green, received a bronze cube at the ADC Awards and and the Excellence Prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival 2021. His short film, Something in the Garden, received Special Jury Recognition for Visceral Storytelling at SXSW 2022.

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The Tears of Bea Smit (Netherlands) by Orly Nurany




Synopsis: After her lover breaks up with her, Bea must fight to keep her Amsterdam pub from the claws of her landlord. The pub’s regulars, gamblers and a 9 year old girl all seem to share with her the painful sounds of the words mother and father. Meanwhile Bea’s hands keep on working day in, day out. Running time: 01:13:00.


Selections/awards: Viewpoint Documentary FF (Best Cinéma vérité).


About the director: Orly Nurany, Iranian/Israeli, moved to the Netherlands at the age of 18. After her bachelor degree studies at the Rietveld art academy she started editing Film & TV, along side collaborations with fellow filmmakers. ‘The Tears of Bea Smit’ is her debut feature and took part in Visions du Reel Film Market 2021.

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