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Inntravel Short Film Awards

This programme contains 7 films.

Our Awards programme is central to the Festival and represents some of the most exciting and ambitious contemporary filmmakers working today.

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A Distant Episode

A meditation on the illusion of filmmaking shot behind-the-scenes of a film made on the otherworldly beaches of Sidi Ifni, Morocco.A Distant Episode depicts strange activities with no commentary or dialogue; it appears as a fragment of film, dug up in a distant future in its portrayal of a hazy black-and-white and hallucinogenic world.

Director

Ben Rivers

Production Country

United Kingdom

Production Year

2015

Duration

20 mins

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Ben Rivers

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Developed through real conversations with women who work as carers and telephone counsellors, this fictionalised account of female helpline workers chronicles the slippage that can occur in their career as they journey out of the city on a work ‘away day’. As they consider the emotional impact of the job, their experiences and interactions with each other become increasingly strange.

Director

Rehana Zaman

Production Country

United Kingdom

Production Year

2014

Duration

13 mins

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Rehana Zaman

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I’m in Pittsburgh and it’s raining

Anecdotally, Andy Warhol once asked the Velvet Underground that the record bearing his name be inscribed with a skip during the song“I’ll be Your Mirror.”Listeners, faced with the endless repetition of that particular lyric, would be forced to rouse themselves and manually drive the needle onward. The group declined this request. I’m in Pittsburgh and It’s Raining is an experimental portrait of a body double which honours Warhol’s concept in its depiction of both the act and the idea of being caught in a reflexive moment.

Director

Jessie McLean

Production Country

United States

Production Year

2015

Duration

15 mins

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Jessie McLean

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Consider the Belvedere

Drinking songs and cocktail furniture, film sets and nighttime newspapers, dream states and unconscious meanderings weave their way through the work of Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson, whose collaborations cut across film, sculpture, writing and book-making. Consider the Belvedere takes the form of a detective story shot on location at The Banff Centre and in Vancouver at the Belvedere apartment complex.

Director

Tamara Henderson, Julia Freyer

Production Country

Canada

Production Year

2015

Duration

10 mins

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Julia Freyer

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From Our Own Correspondent

Set within an aggregate of hotel rooms and corridors – transposable private and professional settings – From Our Own Correspondent explores the potential for pleasure, horror and utter nothingness abundant in those spaces.

The work examines the spoken, bodily and written construction of the professional encounter. Featuring interviews with news journalists, bloggers and feature writers, the video interrogates the interview process itself.

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Production Country

United Kingdom

Production Year

2015

Duration

10 mins

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Sound of My Soul

Bąkowski’s own synopsis reads “animated poetic impression with author’s comment.”It’s to the point but there’s nothing ordinary about the shapes, impositions and miracles of magnification held within his film. With a dispassionate voiceover, Bąkowski positions himself as an outsider within his own mind, but there’s poetry in his film’s daily devotions.

Director

Wojciech Bąkowski

Production Country

Poland

Production Year

2014

Duration

13 mins

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Wojciech Bąkowski

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This Particular Nowhere – Part I – Some of Wigner’s Friends

Departing from Eugene Wigner’s thought experiment, Macedo’s film ponders the observers and the observed within a cinematic experience.We’re embraced in sound whilst being taken to other larger and undefinable ‘beginnings’, ‘heres’ and ‘nows’ that point back to ourselves, our universe(s) and our beings.

Director

Rita Macedo

Production Countries

Germany Portugal

Production Year

2015

Duration

8 mins

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Rita Macedo