The response to Kinoskop 2020 open call was so overwhelming that the program had to be expanded. There are three selections - Meditation Unchained, Music Videos and In the Realm of Non-Human - in addition to the first virtual edition of Live Soundtrack, encompassing twenty five films of richly textured visuals in total!
VENTRAL / soundtrack by Dimitar Dodovski
Juan Lorenzo Loureiro | 2020 | 10:15 | Spain | Super 8
An island, a woman and a presence, a phantom who follows her. This phantom could be me, the camera, cinema itself. But both the woman and the island could also be ghosts....
ANCIENT ALIENS / soundtrack by Balt
Jared Michael Sobotka | 2020 | 08:50 | USA | various formats
A meditation on the something lost to a contemporary society that might make us more whole, if we were to discover it. A 16mm collage of found footage and film shot by the filmmakers.
SELF PORTRAIT / soundtrack by Andria
Antonio Bértolo Vilariño | 2020 | 04:42 | Spain | Super 8
Portrait of the artist.
LUMINOUS VARIATIONS IN THE CITY SKIES / soundtrack by Exoterran
Giuseppe Spina | 2019 | 06:19 | Italy
Thirty years of research were necessary for the astronomer Guido Horn D'Arturo to invent the specchio a tasselli – also called multimirror or segmented mirror – an archetype of today's most advanced telescopes.Full of point-like shapes, Horn D'Arturo's photographic plates are now also full of spots and traces of deteriorated emulsions.
A silent film composed of digital scans and blow-ups of Guido Horn D’Arturo’s photographic plates depicting Bologna’s skies.
HIGH TIDE LOW TIDE / soundtrack by Kajaq
Federica Foglia | 2020 | 05:00 | Canada
"Art makes the familiar strange so that it can be freshly perceived. To do this it presents its material in unexpected, even outlandish ways: the shock of the new." - Viktor Shklovsky
High Tide, Low Tide combines layers of 16mm and 35mm found footage films to create a lyrical journey to accompany the viewer into the depths of a dream of another life.
FALE - DON'T WANNA WASTE YOUR TIME
Kamila Bialkowska | 2020 | 5:18 | Poland | Super 8
Don't wanna waste your time" is an experimental film and animation made on super8 and 35 mm films to the music of the band Fale. Techniques used to produce effects are inspired by the experiments of Len Lye and Kazimierz Urbański.
UNICORN SALIVA - ОБРАЗ
Daniil Demidov | 2020 | 3:57 | Russia | Super 8
This is what happens deep in the woods while nobody’s watching.
WARSHOW - A TURN OF TIDES
Máté Konkol | 2019 | 4:25 | Hungary | Super 8
Super 8 music video for art-rock band Warshow of Budapest, Hungary.
KRISPY & THE POOCH - HOLDING ON
Parole Dure (Theresa Stritzinger & Zejna Halilbašić) | 2020 | 2:57 | Germany | Super 8
The lyrics of "Holding On" talk about holding on to a past relationship. The video searches to portray other meanings of the term "holding on".
ALETULLE - 03 / 03
Jeff Zorilla | 2020 | 3:14 | Oman | Super 8
The film uses imagery to touch upon themes of isolation, of seeing life passing by around you and not participating in it, of feeling left behind. The song thoroughly explores an instant, an infinite afternoon, where the singer felt the absence of her lover. This absence materialised itself in the empty room, on the millions of windows she could see through her bedroom, the empty streets of London covered in snow. The film visually explores these themes with the use of a kaleidoscope of images of cities, facades, people...
LEO CRANDALL - HOW
Vasilios Papaioannu | 2020 | 6:08 | USA | Super 8 & 16mm
Music video for Leo Crandall's "How" included in the album "Unknowable and Stunning Thing". Shot in 16mm and Super 8 film.
IN THE REALM OF NON-HUMAN
Laura Trager | 2020 | 03:06 | Germany | 16mm
100 feet of 16mm Kodak Ektachrome shot at a fun fair at night. Dark forces present themselves in plain sight in this magical place of lights and colors.
Cendrine Robelin | 2020 | 04:30 | France | found footage
« Appuie sur le champignon » (« Push on the mushroom » which means in french, Hurry Up driver) speak out tipsy carnival goers. Nuclear explosions, chains reactions in a delight mood. Party Goes on !Images and sounds are always ambivalent ; landscapes can always turn from the stability to oblivion. Carnival goers and explosions are faces of switchover. After the uproar, things roll again.
John Barlow | 2019 | 01:00 | UK | 8mm
8mm colour footage shot on and around the island of Paxos, Greece is juxtaposed with excerpts of black and white found footage from an old 8mm film reel containing views of Tokyo, Japan. A sequence of short colour clips portray a journey from a house in the wooded interior of Paxos to the island's shoreline, and then out into the Ionian sea. They contrast with four, much slowed-down, black and white clips, and a multilayered soundtrack comprising city noise, air conditioning hum and air traffic control chatter.
Miles Sprietsma | 2020 | 04:15 | USA | 16mm
A document of the ethereal features surrounding oceanic bodies, the re-cycling of life and death through the constant flux of coastline.