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The 1st edition ART EXPERIMENTAL SCREENINGS FILM FESTIVAL FRESH STREAM

The 1st live screenings film festival for art and/or experimental films

February 17th-18th, 2023

Venues:

TERMINAL ABASHIDZE
TERMINAL ABASHIDZE

Co-working space

34, Abashidze Street, Tbilisi, Georgia

Seats

30

LIVE ONLINE SCREENING ROOM
LIVE ONLINE SCREENING ROOM

The screening room with online access

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Seats

Unlimited

FESTIVAL CHANNEL
FESTIVAL CHANNEL

Online channel with the festival program published. You can watch films, vote for them and give reviews.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Seats

Unlimited

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OFFICIAL SELECTION

THE STREAM XI
THE STREAM XI

Japan

2020

Runtime, min

7

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Experimental, Short,

Director:

Hiroya Sakurai

In the man-made waterways of rice paddies, the water in nature must follow artificial rules. In that way, nature is made abstract, giving rise to a new form of beauty distinct from the natural state. The theme of this work is the liveliness of water as it follows the man-made course. In episode 11 of The Stream, I consider why water streams are created. Water flowing through waterways is necessary for the cultivation of crops. Agricultural products are mainly produced for human consumption and are sold and distributed in the marketplace, where crops are cultivated again with the profits are earned. It is the economy and the distribution of goods that create the flow of water, which circulates in society through transportation and information networks. Fields are separated by transportation networks and rivers. Waterways are laid out to transport water from rivers to farmland like blood vessels. The transportation network, which governs logistics including the distribution of agricultural products, is connected to highways and rises as a monument in a giant circle. On the highways there is a never-ending stream of vehicles traveling and circulating to maintain human society. In addition, fields are home to a diverse range of living organisms, forming ecosystems that utilize the environment created by human society. **** 水田という人工の中で水という自然が人工の規則に従う。そこでは自然が抽象化され、自然のままとは異なる美しさが現れる。 今回のThe Streamシリーズの11作目では水流が生み出される理由を考察している。 水路を流れる水流は農作物栽培に必要とされる。農作物は主に人間の食用として生産され、市場で売買され流通する。農作物は市場では得られた収益によって再び栽培される。水流の流れを生み出す原因は経済と物品の流通であり、交通や情報ネットワークを介し社会の中で循環している。 田畑は交通網と河川で区切られている。河川から血管のように農地に水を送る水路が敷設されている。農作物を含む物流を司る交通網は高速道路につながり巨大な円環のモニュメントとしてそびえている。そこには尽きる事のない車両が人間社会を維持するため走行し、循環している。 また田畑には多様な生物が生育し、人間社会が作り出した環境を利用しながら生態系を形作る。

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BEING A DOG
BEING A DOG

Sweden

2021

Runtime, min

8

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Animation Romantic Fantasy

Director:

Felix Swahn

Tim is longing for love. He’s a lonely human being who struggles with exclusion every day. Every time Tim feels different than others he transforms into a french bulldog. Ginger makes Tim feel human. Ginger is an old friend of Tim`s whom he was in love with, unrequited love. Tim collides with Ginger in the street, they talk and become friends again. After meeting Ginger Tim becomes a dog again. This time he chooses to enjoy being a dog and sees all the possibilities of a dog`s life. It’s good to be a human being but it’s good being a dog sometimes too.

VENUE

DISSONANCE
DISSONANCE

United States

2023

Runtime, min

19

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Experimental, Short, Thriller

Director:

Indy Gott

When a crooked politician hires a chain of hits, A pragmatic anarchist reflects her actions to an ominous hitman to justify killing a greedy entrepreneur -- only for us to discover she is the ominous hitman.

VENUE

THE SEVENTH SEAL
THE SEVENTH SEAL

Poland

2020

Runtime, min

29

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Experimental, Short

Director:

Jacek Krawczyk

Disillusioned Knight Antonius returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death, he challenges Death to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that God does not exist, Antonius sets off on a journey, meeting up with traveling player Mia and becoming determined to evade Death long enough to commit one redemptive act while he still lives. But Death is always around the corner, biding his time. Knight Antonius cannot escape his fate, and the two begin their game.

VENUE

DRAUGHT
DRAUGHT

United States

2022

Runtime, min

8

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Short

Director:

Weston Terray

A distant lullaby floating, unraveling away in the Victorian night. Mixed media: live action, stop-motion, miniatures, painting.

VENUE

OVERLOAD
OVERLOAD

United Kingdom

2021

Runtime, min

13

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Experimental, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media, Surreal, experimental, found material, video-music, Mental Health, Video Art

Director:

Demmi

‘Overload’ is an account of the feelings and sensations surrounding episodes of anxiety/panic attack brought on by sensory overload, expressed in a surrealist dreamscape. Symbolism of autistic mindsets can be found woven into the fabric of the work - such as camouflaging (masking), estrangement and the unending search for an elusive moment of balance.

VENUE

BROKEN CIRCLE
BROKEN CIRCLE

Greece

2022

Runtime, min

139

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Feature

Director:

Demetrios (Aka Dimitrios) Katis

A PHILOSOPHICAL FANTASY HISTORY DRAMA Cinematic Rendition of a Fictional Ancient Greek Tragedy ​In Ancient Greece, in the time of Agamemnon, Odysseus, Menelaus and Achilles, shortly before the Trojan War, events are reversed and the order of things changes. Young Electra while is in an existential quest for truth, she's being trapped in the crack of time. Quotes: Odysseus: "Happy are those who know me.. Unfortunate those who love me.." "Alas to the defeat of the enemies.. And twice alas to the victory of the defeated.." Electra: "Father... Father!!! There is no glory in darkness.." Clytemnestra: "The guilty silence of this world, has dragged the shame of our generation into the erebus of wretchedness.."

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JUVENOIA
JUVENOIA

China

2022

Runtime, min

30

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Animation, Experimental, Short, Student, Web / New Media

Director:

Michael Luo

Juvenoia is a generative video and a live computer simulation. Juvenoia presents shifting snapshots of my nostalgia for a village in Southwestern China that no longer exists, along with distorted dreamscapes caused by a weariness towards the adoptive country of America. It is an allegorical portrait of a diasporic coming of age. Being an immigrant in the West means killing the part of you grown from your home, your history, your language, your past, and your future. In retrospect, this work was an X-Ray of my illness, my unnamed dread, my dear home crushed by Chinese hegemonic modernization and American neoliberal capitalism. Juvenoia lives in the limbo of it all, as do I.

VENUE

THE BYTES DREAMS ARE MADE OF
THE BYTES DREAMS ARE MADE OF

Italy

2022

Runtime, min

67

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Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Web / New Media

Director:

Alessandro Amaducci

The dream world of the digital machine manifests itself on the computer screen as a stream of images and sounds that spreads over the network. A streaming of digital consciousness.

VENUE

JOURNEY INTO THE INFRAWORLD
JOURNEY INTO THE INFRAWORLD

France

2022

Runtime, min

32

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Documentary

Director:

Abascal Pauline

The film closely follows the artist Théo Mercier and his team as they design the Outremonde exhibition at the Lambert Collection in Avignon. Tons of sand from nearby quarries are filling the basement of the museum of contemporary art. The "white cube" turns into a workshop, sculptures appear like relics of a sunken world. A black-eyed dog made of sand watches over this space in which a strange show staged by a child is being performed. You can see an infra-world in the making, a fragile and uncertain landscape that could collapse at any time.

VENUE

LOST IMAGES
LOST IMAGES

Italy

2022

Runtime, min

35

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Documentary, Experimental, Short

Director:

Cesare Bedogne

This film is about a life left behind in a distant land, about a final departure, memory and loss, love and dead birds, visions and blindness. A visual poem also Inspired by a drawing by Egon Schiele.

VENUE

LULLABY
LULLABY

Japan

2023

Runtime, min

6

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Animation, Experimental, Short, Student,

Director:

Fan Shi

One day, after hitting by his mom, a little boy fell into the world of the mirror. A long umbilical cord was attached to his belly when he opened his eyes. Led by the umbilical cord, he was involved in many scary spectacles which cause his mental breakdown. Finally, by returning to the womb, he found peace.

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WINNERS

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LULLABY

Director:

Fan Shi

WINNER

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THE BYTES DREAMS ARE MADE OF

Director:

Alessandro Amaducci

BEST FEATURE FILM

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THE SEVENTH SEAL

Director:

Jacek Krawczyk

BEST SHORT FILM

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LULLABY

Director:

Fan Shi

BEST ANIMATION

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DISSONANCE

Director:

Indy Gott

BEST EXPERIMENTAL THRILLER

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JOURNEY INTO THE INFRAWORLD

Director:

Abascal Pauline

BEST DOCUMENTARY

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BROKEN CIRCLE

Director:

Demetrios (Aka Dimitrios) Katis

BEST DIRECTOR

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THE BYTES DREAMS ARE MADE OF

Director:

Alessandro Amaducci

FAN AWARD

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DISSONANCE

Director:

Indy Gott

CHANNEL AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

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DRAUGHT

Director:

Weston Terray

LIVE-ONLINE AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

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