On 8 February 2017, as part of its PLUGS programme, Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans will connect with Basel’s HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste) to present a selection of short works that were on show during the last Festival. This selection of short nfilms, video clips,web series and virtual reality works curated by the Festival Tous Ecrans will enable the public to discover a summary of its programme that combines cinema, music and digital works.
A Man Returned
A MAN RETURNED, Mahdi Fleifel
Liken many Palestinian refugees, Reda is stuck in the Ain El-Helweh camp. Despite his addiction to heroin, a consequence of three years spent in nAthens, he decides to marry his childhood sweetheart. An epic ndocumentary which won the Golden Bear in Berlin and the Reflet d’Or for Best International Short at the Festival Tous Ecrans in 2016.
TWUN (Yvein Monq), Kinopravda
CHANGE IS EVERYTHING (Son Lux), Nathan Johnson
DRIFTED (The Shoes), Dent De Cuir Dent De Cuir
CITY LIGHTS (The White Stripes), Michel Gondry
PANDA (Desiigner), Paul Geusebroek. Reflet d’Or for Best Music Video – Festival Tous Ecrans, 2016.
Le bateau de l’enfer
SIMULATED DEAD PEOPLE (Ep. 2), Adam Butcher
The dead come back to life, but not like zombies: Thanks to the Simulated Dead People programme, our dearly departed come back in holographic form. The result is perfect. They are just as tiresome as they were when they were alive!
LE BATEAU DE L’ENFER (Ep. 1), Julien Nodolwsky, JoachimBarbier
There are 3,000 of them. Three thousand metalheads who embark every year on a satanic Caribbean cruise. When fuzzy guitars and guttural singing voices mix with screaming seagulls, there is no doubt: Welcome to the boat of hell! Reflet d’Or for Best International Web Series Festival Tous Ecrans, 2016.
BARBER SHOW (Ep. 1), Hugues Lawson-Body
In an African hair salon in Château d’Eau in Paris, clients discuss life. From palavers to mockeries, language is the essence. A camera, a hair salon, a few characters, a thousand worlds: the web series in its simple stand magical form.
LA DUMP (Ep. 1), Maude Morissette
Bellen and Barbe live underground, in the gutters to be precise. Belle and Barbe are puppets. They are also alcoholic, dysfunctionaland vulgar. Hailing from Quebec, La Dump is the most far-fetched and irreverent web series of the moment.
SENS VR, Charles Ayats, Armand Lemarchand,Marc-Antoine Mathieu
Sens VR is a poetic journey into the world of graphic novel author Marc-Antoinen Mathieu. A combination of video game and classic comicbook, animation film and waking dream, his work combines genres and stands at the crossroads of the past and the future.
THE FUTURE OF MUSIC, Greg Barth
Enter the world of Carré Bleu, an artist and composer who is shaping the music of tomorrow by travelling through space and time. A VR pop mockumentary, hectic and surrealist, the result of a crazy collaboration between Greg Barth and Polar Youth.
DRAWING ROOM, Sara Kolster, Jan Rothuizen, Harm van deVen, Juul Spee
Artist and illustrator Jan Rothuizen is invited by a big Dutch department store. He is offered a room at the top of the building, overlooking the city. From this real-life situation, Rothuizen creates a unique nautobiographical VR experience.
TRANSITION, Joost Jordens, Mike von Rotz
When two students from the Utrecht School of the Arts meet ambient musicians Kettel & Secede, the result is a meditative journey into a world that evokes the metaphysical inclinations of Jodorowsky and Moebius. Mesmerising. Reflet d’Or for Best VR Film – Festival Tous Ecrans, 2016.
Wed. 08.02.2017 – from 8 pm to 10 pm
Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans’ digital programmes are supported by the Yves and Inez Oltramare Foundation.