Saturday 7 PM-Competitive Show #4


7PM – Competitive Show #4

Programmed by Bradley Calvin, Shawn Paarmann, and Yujia Ren


Margaret To, USA, 2013 (05:18)

Mei_FilmStill_02A mixed media animated short capturing a girl’s memories with her caretaker; documenting moments that she reminisces about her childhood in Hong Kong. Combining animation, photography and live action, the film also brings the unique culture of Hong Kong to life.


Paula Lice, Rodrigo Luna, Ronei Jorge, Brazil, 2013 (15:02)

Jessy“Jessica Cristopherry!” That was the name of all Paula Lice´s childhood characters. As an actress, playwright and woman, Paula counts on godmothers to bring Jéssica to life and fulfill Paula´s wish of becoming a drag queen.



Sun Song
Joel Wanek, USA, 2013, silent (14:35)

Screen Shot 2014-04-13 at 3.54.53 PM“I would tell the people on this planet that there are forces: their job is to slow you up. Your job is to keep moving.” – Sun Ra.

A journey from the darkness of early dawn into the brightness of the midday sun in the American South. Filmed over the course of six months on one bus route in Durham, North Carolina, Sun Song is a celebration of light and a meditation on leaving.

I Run Slow
Naomi Levine, USA, 2012 (07:01)

Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 12.26.28 AM“Although I invented jogging, I lost it at the same time,” laments Richard Levine. In I Run Slow, Richard’s current health practices intersect with his tale of invention to build a subtle and humorous portrait about personal mythology.



Zoe Aiano, Come Ledesert, and Leyla Hoppe – Germany, 2013 (10:22)

Almut stillAlmut is a middle-aged woman who makes her living collecting bottles from the streets of Berlin, earning 2 or 3 euros a day. As she takes us on a tour of her local neighbourhood, we come to realise there is much more to Almut than meets the eye.


Lie Back and Enjoy It: A Film about JoAnn
Jessica Bardsley, USA, 2013 (08:30)

Lie Back and Enjoy 2JoAnn Elam was an experimental filmmaker, postal worker, and social activist. She is most known for her films Rape and Lie Back and Enjoy It. This film remixes JoAnn’s footage as a way of introducing viewers to her life and work. Commissioned by the Chicago Film Archives with music by Tim Kinsella.


George Ungar, Canada, 2013 (06:45)

SUPAKITCH & KORALIEOpening our eyes each new day, we stare for a few minutes into space, seeing the first sights, hearing the first sounds. It is neither night nor day but something in-between. Fragments of dreams refusing to expire, the grip of the day not yet upon us, memory and desire hovering around the edges.