Alt Shorts: Female (Re)Visions

Alt Shorts: Female (Re)Visions

72 minutes

April 8 - 18, 2021

Taken together, these experimental films from female filmmakers exhibit technical mastery, narrative tomfoolery, animated intricacy, and emotional honesty.

  • Running Time: 72 minutes

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Urban Sphinx

Spain | 2020 | 5 min. | María Lorenzo

Photos of stencilled and painted street art in Valencia, Spain are treated like animation cells, making movement where once there was none.

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No Objects

Canada | 2019 | 7 min. | Moïa Jobin-Paré

Sepia tone etchings of repeated motions are layered to create the sights and sounds of a post-industrial world.

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Which is Witch?

France | 2020 | 6 min. | Marie Losier

Three witch sisters try to defrost a frozen Louis II of Bavaria in this campy historical extravaganza.

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Mr. Carreaux

Canada (Quebec) | 2020 | 17 min. | Marie-Hélène Turcotte

An animated film overflowing with longing, like a winter romance full of love letters read aloud or, quite possibly, the real experience of an imagined love.

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Netherlands | 2019 | 6 min. | Nathania Rubin

The “erase and redraw” method of pencil animation gives a dreamlike memory to the fragmented story of a girl in her bedroom, the lover she invites in, and the repercussions of their encounter.

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The Flapper

USA | 2020 | 4 min. | Salise Hughes

The buoyant energy of a modern woman who bobs her hair and dances to jazz is too often objectified and repressed by a figure like that of Robert Mitchum from Night of the Hunter.

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Spain | 2020 | 8 min. | Maria Elorza, Koldo Almandoz

A radio interview with a woman who finally took out a restraining order against her ex-husband drives the found footage visuals in this movie about love and fear.

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Canada (Quebec) | 2020 | 10 min. | Alex Anna

The camera lingers over the faded white scars on a variety of body parts, then black ink animates over the top of them as a voice recounts the power and shame that comes with being a cutter.

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USA | 2020 | 6 min. | Ursula Brookbank

Over a warbling electric soundtrack are dancing paper dolls, branches and trees, women made of clay… there once was a girl who lived in the woods, she climbed a tree and then she became.

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Film Tattoo

USA | 2021 | 3 min. | Caryn Cline

Narrative breaks down into a searching and tentative score, while optically printed flowers pass greens and reds and dirt against a scratchy white sky, then sometimes purples and blues and pink.

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