SATURday, 21 OCT 2023
This screening session features 9 short films (see below). All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
ADDRESS: LAB111 (cinema 2), Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD Amsterdam
FREE TICKETS + DRINK: Reserve your tickets here. Thanks to our sponsors, we can also offer you a free drink at the cinema's bar afterwards!
Nature Attack (Ukraine) by Erik Sémashkin
A bird decides to hunt crickets, but his crossing will be more complicated than expected.
Running time: 00:03:25
Before Pandemic and War, There Were Bed Bugs and Love! (Lithuania) by Nuruzzaman Khan
He was filming her. They were dreaming of living together between Bangladesh and Lithuania. They were dreaming to make films together, to open a 5 meals restaurant and to adopt orphans. Now he looks back at his life and his broken love relationship.
Running time: 00:17:00
The Dream Machine (France) by Michael William West
A woman experiments with a Dream Machine, hoping to escape trouble. Within the light and dark of the machine, violent emotions awaken. Running time: 00:09:29
Slaps (United States) by Angela Chen
The mysteries of love and relationships boiled down to 90 seconds.
Running time: 00:01:30
Text me when you get home xx (Germany) by Niklas Bauer
At night, a woman enters a stranger’s car, casually and voluntarily. But soon she begins to sense the dangerous situation she might be in. Running Time: 00:10:00
European Man...American Beach (United States) by Rex Shannon
A European man goes naked to an American beach. A clothed American beachgoer takes offense and a brawl ensues.
Running time: 00:06:56
Silent Frequencies (Netherlands) by Jikke Lesterhuis
Silent Frequencies is an exploration of the interaction between man and nature. The short animation pays homage to moss, a beautiful natural phenomenon often thought of as a weed in Europe, but worshiped in Japan. This allows the mosses to roam freely, resulting in an enchanting green carpet that rolls through nature like an airstrip.
Running time: 00:03:10
Our Males and Females (Jordan) by Ahmad Alyaseer
A father and mother are faced with the painful task of washing and shrouding their deceased transgender daughter. Shrouding is an Islamic religious practice that is deemed obligatory to carry out upon death. But when no one agrees to wash her and shame falls onto the family, how far is the father willing to go to make sure his "son" is washed?
Running time: 00:11:00
Bazigaga (France) by Jo Ingabire Moys
1994, Rwanda. As the civil war rages, Bazigaga takes in a father and daughter hunted by the militia.
Running time: 00:26:44