FEST, Dir. Nikita Diakur
CompetitionNew ShortsInternational

COMPETITION: INTERNATIONAL: A State Of Anxiety

15:00 Thu 17 Jan 2019

ICA

Straddling the political and the personal, this collection surveys the multitudinous causes of anxiety in the 21st century, from the angst of familial strife to the numbed alienation of violence filtered through social media. Combining a heady mix of animation, experimental film and drama, this selection traverses a world in the midst of global agitation. 90’

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The Mall, St James's
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  • MANILA IS FULL OF MEN NAMED BOY

    Andrew Stephen Lee 20 mins (Philippines, 2018)

    As Michael Jackson’s televised funeral plays throughout the country despite terrorist attacks in the south, an estranged son purchases a child who can drink and smoke to impress his father.
  • OH GOD

    Betina Bozek 4 mins (Poland, 2017)

    Animated characters are characterized by a lack of willingness to take any action, are passive and indifferent, unable to create their own reality.
  • JENY303

    Laura Huertas Millan 6 mins (Colombia, 2018)

    A single film roll intertwines two portraits: jeny an anonymous millennial trans person and a Colombian university space, the 303 building, to be demolished.
  • CONFUSION IS NEXT

    Mont Tesprateep 22 mins (Thailand, 2017)

    Nomadic musician Thom Assajan-Jakgawan appears as a fictionalized version of himself living in a fragile state, a collapsed country.
  • FEST

    Nikita Diakur 3 mins (Germany, 2018)

    Similar to the protagonists in fail compilations, the characters in Fest are dealing with unexpected results and extreme situations.
  • THE LOST HEAD AND THE BIRD

    Sohrab Hura 10 mins (India, 2018)

    The Lost Head & The Bird explores a frighteningly fast-changing, post-truth world where actions are fuelled by appeals to emotion and facts are increasingly ignored.
  • HECTOR MALOT: THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR

    Jacqueline Lentzou 24 mins (Greece, 2018)

    New Year’s eve dawns in a moon-kissed car, and Sofia has a dream that she tells no-one: while walking on a desert, she gets to know that she is sick.

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