Turn the page, switch the channel, scroll further down — there are self-promoters everywhere. And what a show they’re putting on! You won’t believe your eyes. Nor should you. Half of the time we’re not even aware of how much we let our perception of reality be shaped by politicians, the media, or filmmakers. We accept simplified representations of the world and think of them as essence, as truth. The four films in this programme (they are literally the best!) zoom in on the phenomenon of sensationalism and sensory overload. It’s going to be HUGE. Trust us.
Curated by: Daniel Ebner, Diana Mereoiu, Vienna International Short Film Festival “VIS Vienna Shorts”
Duration: 73 min.
Dir. Donato Sansone, 2016, France, 5 min., animation
An artistic improvisation in real time led day in and day out, inspired by international events as taken from the pages of the French daily newspaper Libération.
“Green Screen Gringo”
Dir. Douwe Dijkstra, 2016, Brasil /The Netherlands, 16 min., experimental /documentary
Behind a green screen, a foreigner finds his way in an enchanting – yet turbulent – Brazil. Where the streets are a stage for politics, art, and affection, a gringo can only watch. The result is a mixtape-portrait of modern day Brazil seen through the eyes of the visitor.
Dir. Miguel Gomes, 2013, Portugal / Italy, 26 min., experimental
During a wedding ceremony on September 3, 1977 in Leipzig, the bride battles against a Wagner opera that she can’t get out of her head. But where and when have these four poor devils begun searching for redemption?
Dir. Jérôme Scemla, 1999, Iceland, 26 min., documentary
In 1996, the Reykjavik police force launched a TV channel to broadcast around-the- clock images of 200 video surveillance cameras. This channel, HumaniTV, has been breaking all ratings records. It is an insult to ethics and civil liberties.