Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016

The programme includes several shorts showcases:

  • Black Box Shorts 1: In the Body of Technology - Bodies transformed and reimagined through technologies of reproduction.
  • Black Box Shorts 2: Earthly Matters - From matters of the Earth to Earthly matter.
  • Black Box Shorts 3: Rituals of Transformation and Discovery - Ethnographic explorations lead to embodied journeys of the self.
  • Black Box Shorts 4: Reflections on a Journey - Sensations, impressions and fragments of memory.
  • Regrouping: Experimental Films from the Sixties and Seventies - Revisiting the heyday of avant-garde filmmaking.

View other Edinburgh International Film Festival Films by strand: 70/70 Vision, Adapting Miss Highsmith, Amercian Dreams, Animation, Best Of British, Directors' Showcase, Documentaries, European Perspectives, Film Fest In The City, FilmFest Junior, Focus On Finland, Galas, Look Again: A Celebration Of The Films Of Cinema Du Look, Night Moves, POW!!! Live Action Comic Strip Adaptations: The First Generation, Shorts, Special Events, World Perspectives

Sixty Six Sixty Six
Sixty Six and Tectonic Plate
Anóme (Country: Germany, Panama, China; Year: 2015; Director: Lena Ditte Nissen)
The Chinese Moshu tribe and the Kuna tribe from Panama are interwoven in Lena Ditte Nissen's ethnographic journey.
Black Box Shorts 3: Rituals of Transformation and Discovery
Aw Shucks, Segundo (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Sean Hanley), Official Site
Segundo has just 60 seconds to shuck as many oysters as he can.
Black Box Shorts 1: In the Body of Technology
Bending To Earth (Country: Germany, US; Year: 2015; Director: Rosa Barba), Official Site
Experimental short involving aerial photography.
Black Box Shorts 2: Earthly Matters
Between the Frames (Country: UK; Year: 1976; Director: Sarah Child)
Avant garde film involving a swinging mirror.
Regrouping: Experimental Films from the Sixties and Seventies
Breakfast (Table Top Dolly) (Year: 1976; Director: Michael Snow)
Breakfast items spring to life.
Regrouping: Experimental Films from the Sixties and Seventies
Capital Cuba (Country: Austria; Year: 2015; Director: Johann Lurf), Official Site
Cuba's relationship with the sea.
Black Box Shorts 4: Reflections on a Journey
Chinese Checkers (Country: US; Year: 1964; Director: Steve Dwoskin)
Exploring the ambiguity of the game.
Regrouping: Experimental Films from the Sixties and Seventies
Disporting With A Shadow (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Paul Clipson)
A 16mm music video for Alex Cobb’s track.
Black Box Shorts 2: Earthly Matters
Elli (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2016; Director: Esther Urlus), Official Site
Seascapes and an investigation of optical colour mixing.
Black Box Shorts 4: Reflections on a Journey
Fish Point (Country: Argentina; Year: 2015; Director: Pablo Mazzolo)
Impressionistic short shot in Ontario
Black Box Shorts 2: Earthly Matters
Footage (Country: South Korea; Year: 2015; Director: Minjung Kim)
Experimental short.
Black Box Shorts 1: In the Body of Technology
Here There (Country: US, Croatia; Year: 2015; Director: Alexander Stewart; Writer: Alexander Stewart), Official Site, Trailer
Short experimental travelogue.
Black Box Shorts 4: Reflections on a Journey
Inferential Current (Country: US; Year: 1971; Director: Paul Sharits)
Avant garde film concerned with the movement of film through the projector.
Regrouping: Experimental Films from the Sixties and Seventies
In Marfa (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Jeremy Moss), Official Site
Short shot on expired film in Marfa.
Black Box Shorts 4: Reflections on a Journey
Irradiant Field (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Laura Kraning), Official Site
Irradiant Field is a visual and sonic portrait at the intersection of nature and machine - a desert mirage of light, wind, water, and metallic reflection.
Black Box Shorts 2: Earthly Matters
I Don't Think I Can See An Island (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Christopher Becks, Emmanuel Lefrant), Trailer
"A film of symbolically authentic non-Euclidean adventures."
Black Box Shorts 2: Earthly Matters
Kairos (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Elisa Ribes, Stefano Canapa)
A film poem that takes a walk along the shores of the Med.
Black Box Shorts 1: In the Body of Technology
Key (Country: UK; Year: 1968; Director: Peter Gidal)
Avant garde film.
Regrouping: Experimental Films from the Sixties and Seventies
Lampedusa (Country: Italy, France, US; Year: 2015; Director: Philip Cartelli, Mariangela Ciccarello; Writer: Mariangela Ciccarello; Stars: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Mariangela Ciccarello, Joris Lachaise, Carlo Signati), Official Site
Interlinked narratives shot on high definition and Super 8, based on past and present events.
Black Box Shorts 4: Reflections on a Journey
Limitless (Country: Canada; Year: 2015; Director: Stephanie Young), Trailer
Short inspired by the landscapes and tiny inhabitants of Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy.
Black Box Shorts 2: Earthly Matters
Maschile - Roma (Country: Austria, Italy; Year: 2015; Director: Friedl vom Gröller)
Portrait film.
Black Box Shorts 1: In the Body of Technology
The Masked Monkeys (Country: Germany, Indonesia; Year: 2016; Director: Anja Dornieden, Juan David Gonzalez Monroy; Stars: Miranda Roszkowski), Official Site
The training of masked monkeys in Indonesia.
Black Box Shorts 3: Rituals of Transformation and Discovery
The Mess (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Peter Burr), Official Site
A journey to the threshold of a utopian labyrinth.
Black Box Shorts 1: In the Body of Technology
New Improved Institutional Quality: In the Environment of Liquids and Nasals a Parasitic Vowel Sometimes Develops (Country: US; Year: 1976; Director: Owen Land; Stars: Art Gower, Gunner Piotter, Tanny Young)
Avant garde study of an IQ test.
Regrouping: Experimental Films from the Sixties and Seventies
Noevus (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Samuel Yal), Trailer
Stop-motion animation.
Black Box Shorts 3: Rituals of Transformation and Discovery
Numb (Country: Japan; Year: 2016; Director: Yuka Sato)
Experimental short.
Black Box Shorts 1: In the Body of Technology
On The Invention Of The Wheel (Country: Australia; Year: 2014; Director: Richard Tuohy, Dianna Barrie), Official Site
A meditation on man in the mechanical age.
Black Box Shorts 1: In the Body of Technology
Orange Trill (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: G Anthony Svatek), Official Site
A cinedance in which the performance challenges the film to “match its moves”.
Black Box Shorts 1: In the Body of Technology
Pending (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Bea Haut), Official Site
Experimental 16mm short.
Black Box Shorts 1: In the Body of Technology
Primal (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Vicky Smith)
Experimental short.
Black Box Shorts 2: Earthly Matters
Prima Materia (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Charlotte Pryce), Official Site
Short inspired by Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura.
Black Box Shorts 2: Earthly Matters
Regrouping (Country: US; Year: 1976; Director: Lizzie Borden)
Film within a film following the activities of a women's group.
Black Box Shorts 4: Reflections on a Journey
Rohfilm (Country: West Germany; Year: 1968; Director: Birgit Hein, Wilhelm Hein)
Destruction of the film image.
Regrouping: Experimental Films from the Sixties and Seventies
Roundtrip (Country: Canada; Year: 2014; Director: Philippe Leonard), Official Site
A diptych filmed on a journey between Montreal and New York City.
Black Box Shorts 4: Reflections on a Journey
Sixty Six (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Lewis Klahr; Writer: Lewis Klahr; Stars: Andrea LeBlanc)
Greek mythology meets pulp novels and 1960s iconography in this animated collage film in 12 episodes.
A Subsequent Fulfilment Of A Pre-Historic Wish (Country: Turkey, Austria; Year: 2015; Director: Johannes Gierlinger)
Film about an female artist who died in a dubious accident.
Black Box Shorts 3: Rituals of Transformation and Discovery
Tectonic Plate (Mannerlaatta) (Country: Finland; Year: 2016; Director: Mika Taanila; Writer: Harry Salmenniemi, Mika Taanila)
An immersive camera-less film that translates transitory states and the fear of flying.
Toré (Year: 2015; Director: João Vieira Torres, Tanawi Xucuru Kariri), Trailer
Study of an aboriginal community in Brazil.
Black Box Shorts 3: Rituals of Transformation and Discovery
Un Double Moment de Poche Saturé (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Laurent Berger), Official Site
Two people roam an endless day, each with a Super 8 camera.
Black Box Shorts 1: In the Body of Technology
Vintage Print (Country: Austria; Year: 2015; Director: Siegfried A Fruhauf; Writer: Siegfried A Fruhauf)
A photographic landscape begins to be animated.
Black Box Shorts 2: Earthly Matters
Yapi (Country: Greece; Year: 2015; Director: Aaron Khandros, Nathaniel Draper), Official Site
Greece is covered in concrete tumors — yapi, half-finished buildings left in permanent limbo, skeletal structures like temples to some obscure future gods. People don’t explicitly speak of them or really even seem to see them. They’ve just grown from the landscape, a symptom of European change.
Black Box Shorts 4: Reflections on a Journey
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