Selection 6 : SECRET DIARIES
Curated by Marko Milićević
SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF
Alexandria L.Vicari | 2020 | 06:54 | USA | Super 8
A poetic autoethnographic film full of nuance, contradictions, neurotic behavior, and feelings of being broke and broken in the desperate attempts to find hope and solace.
MY HEART MY TRAVELLER
Julia Zanin De Paula | 2020 | 03:00 | USA | 8mm
Mere Dil Mere Musaafir (My Heart, My Traveler) is a visual expression of the unknown through the eyes of different cultures and languages. We shot Mere Dil Mere Musaafir in the middle of quarantine in NYC with a crew as big as 3 people: the director, the cinematographer, and the performer. The empty diaspora city, the quarantine, the multi-nationality quality, and the process of shooting on film gave us the core for this project: the unknown. Trusting the images and the words over their literal meaning is what Mere Dil Mere Mysaafir is all about and bringing unknown and uncertainty into filmmaking is part of the whole crews’ coping and healing process.
WHERE I DON'T MEET YOU
Charlotte Clermont | 2019 | 04:16 | Canada | Super 8
Shot on Super 8, "where i don't meet you" is based on its own physicality by the means of a DIY hand processing technique, where the film's materiality is treated not only as a medium but also as a subject. Its narrative structure reflects a work on film deconstruction, which joins an unpredictable and experimental universe. Showing a series of figurative shots accompanied by a textual sequence, formal and psychological associations are developped between each of the images. Through a confusing poetry, a filmic atmosphere unfolds in a "non-place", which recalls a moment lost between two time-spaces.
THE BEARERS OF MEMORIES
Miglė Križinauskaitė-Bernotienė | 2020 | 13:03 | Lithuania | 16mm
With every moment - one more memory. But memory sometimes goes blind and what is left becomes hazy.
THE BLIND NIGHT
Emmanuel Piton | 2020 | 11:04 | France | 16mm
A man seems to be following a quest that hasn't quite found its purpose. Fragments emerge from his memory as if to escape the call of the shadows.
THE BACKSIDE OF GOD
Hogan Seidel | 2020 | 24:12 | USA | various formats
The Backside of God is an experimental documentary utilizing archival footage, digital glitch, chemical abstraction, and direct animation to explore the intricacies of the artist’s relationship with their late uncle, Pastor Doug Seidel. This film is an elegy for a family member who found their, and your, queerness an abomination.