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November 28 - December 14, 2023

OFF/ON Selection

Streaming online

This special section is available for streaming only. Streaming on Whush.com from November 28 to December 14, 2023. Link will become available soon. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.

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The Dead Track (Italy) by Antonio Maciocco

Having lost his job, Tommaso returns to Sardinia. Desperate, he decides to put an end to it all by lying on the railroad tracks. However, it is a dead track, yet another line suppressed. The lonely and disconsolate boy meets Franco, a singular character who lives in an abandoned station. The man has a peculiar goal: to put the ancient family vineyard back on its feet, to go back in time and savour the wine of his childhood, a wine produced since the Nuragic era. Tommaso, initially hesitant, helps Franco out with his venture. Thanks to this meeting, the boy will learn to face life with more imagination and lightness.

Running time: 00:23:55

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Holestepper (Peru) by Sergio Fernández Muñoz

Angel (Oswaldo Salas), an enthusiastic high school teacher, discovers a website where his students make fun of him and his disability through some strange videos. Mixing the reality and the digital universe adolescent, Angel will be involved in a world hitherto unknown.

Running time: 00:17:26

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Sign Action Space (Austria) by Mersolis Schöne

"Sign Action Space" is a short experimental film about the musical actions of the hands of the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra. Led by Michael Fischer, who conducts the orchestra on an ad hoc basis using a vocabulary of hand signs, the orchestra creates unique compositions in the moment. The film explores the relationship between musical hand movements, sound, and space, deconstructing and condensing the orchestral communication process in graphic close-ups that focus on the hands of the conductor and the musicians. Using 14 cameras and various layering, animation, and stylization methods, the film aims to delve into the fascinating world of the ephemeral communication process that results in the creation of momentary compositions.

Running time: 00:12:15

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Not Everything Is Funny (United States) by Joshua Kaufman

Groups of people pose for the camera together and, one by one, succumb to the new emotions that emerge when they’re disarmed of the armor of their smile.

Running time: 00:09:09

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Ride (Australia) Jeno Kim

A woman and a driver share a car ride. Whilst sharing the liminal space, the mysterious pair discover they may be more connected to each other than they realise. 

Running time: 00:07:10

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Austin Karimloo (United States) by Patricia Luna
Conceptualized during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, this short film was inspired by producer and composer Peter Rotter’s experience working remotely with his employees and colleagues during the worldwide quarantine period, and his efforts to find and foster joy through his work despite the lack of in-person physical presence and connection. 

Running time: 00:03:35

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Trance Action Delivery (Belgium) by Florian Giroul

Inside a private digital network infected by virtual meta-creatures, a humanoid has to fight his inner demons in order to save his cyberspace from final downfall. During this process, he stumbles upon a greater truth within. This music video explores how humans can navigate the arising conflicts in relation to their own digital alter-egos.

Running time: 00:03:08

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The Chaotic Melody of Tina (United States) by David Anderson, Aaron Perra
A man who struggles with meth addiction has reached rock bottom.  His mind constantly races as he nears death.

Running time: 00:01:43

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