February 16

Cinema Galeries (Studio)
Koninginnegalerij 26 Galerie de la Reine, 1000 Brussels

Free entry + popcorn. Reservation required:
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All films English spoken or subtitled.
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Sleep on the tracks (Canada)
by Jasmin Mozaffari

Kat, an unemployed single mom struggles to prepare for an impending interview while also having to face the task of managing her restless young daughter Jayden, who has just returned from spending an exciting week with her father.
Narrative Film // Duration: 00:12:45

Nicabob (United States)
by Daneeta Loretta Jackson, Patrick Jackson

A lonely teenager inadvertently makes a real human connection when he shuts down his Youtube channel after haters attack him.
Narrative Film // Duration: 00:14:00

Flotating (Spain)
by Frankie De Leonardis

A Russian astronaut awakes on an ISS space module after an accident. His attention is caught by outside knockings. Someone has come to welcome him, although it might all be just his Imagination, or maybe not.
Narrative Film // Duration: 00:08:30

Black Dog (United States
by Joshua Tuthill

Utilizing archival footage and stop-motion animation, Black Dog is set during the US and USSR space race of the 1960's amidst a time of heated social and political tension. Two brothers must deal with the sudden loss of their parents. As one falls into the darkness of a troubled marriage, the other must find an escape from the evil that is devouring his family.
Animated Film // Duration: 00:15:00

Maned & Macho (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
by Shiva Sadegh Asadi

A young girl's repressed emotions and instincts are embodied in some animals that come out of her dreams. However, no one in her family is receptive to these animals.
Animated Film // Duration: 00:10:49

Passage (Australia)
by Ashley Young

A surreal and expressionistic animation. A painted female figure steps through a doorway, undergoing a surreal exploration of body and identity, whilst being confronted with distortions of herself. Digitally painted frame by frame animation.
Documentary Film // Duration: 00:01:41

Pale Blue Me (Austria)
by Theresa Haas, Maurice Miller

One day Philomena, a young aspiring artist, finds a piece of artistic photography called the “Pale Blue Dot”. It’s a photograph of the earth taken from a distance of 6 billion kilometers. In it, earth appears as a tiny blue dot surrounded by the infinite universe and makes Philomena realize her insignificance. To fight against these feelings of invisibility, smallness, indifference, and futility, she proceeds to undertake a number of experiments. When she fails, she reaches a new low, plagued by isolation and self-doubt. Thanks however to a certain cosmic theory, she is able to discover her connection to the universe and gain new strength.
Experimental Film // Duration: 00:10:22

Nebula (Poland)
by Marcin Nowrotek

Nebula is an experiment that aims at finding the link between two trends that develop simultaneously in the history of film – Lumieres concept of a movie as a record of reality and Méliés’s idea that uses the film as a tool for creation of imaginative worlds. Nebula draws from both of these approaches and becomes a combination, collage, in which the recorded figurative picture is intermingled with abstract compositions being the graphic equivalent of music. The project using the volumetric filmmaking technique (RGB+D) is, on the one hand, the recording of an event (a meeting of musicians playing a jazz composition “Sleepwalker” by Maciej Obara) and, on the other, an attempt to obtain the visual experience of music by using the soundtrack of a recorded piece of music at the stage of post-production. The picture created as a result of the recording represents the “Lumieres line” that aims at reflecting the reality in the most accurate way. Musical layer that has its sources also in the recording becomes a tool for creation of abstract visual compositions that does not bear traits of reality (Méliés’s line). These two approaches are combined into an audio visual form resembling a video clip.
Animated Film // Duration: 00:03:34

Nocturnes (France)
by Emmanuel Levy

Music Video for the solo EP "Nocturnes" by double bass player Sébastien Beliah.
Music Video // Duration: 00:03:39

Chess (Germany)
by ANIQO, Anita Goss, Sebastian Ganschow, Peter Hönnemann

CHESS pays homage to the paradox of life. It is about the dichotomy between the need for security and the thirst for adventure - and points to a universal validity of this conflict for human existence. The chessboard symbolizes the game of decisions - combined with fear of losing.
Music Video // Duration: 00:04:44

Appocundria (Italy)
by Mino Capuano

A huge house surrounded by nature was the childhood home of three brothers, Diego, Desio and Mimmo. The three brothers will be forced to face each other, in order to sell their old house and this will severely test their difficult relationship. After a night together in their childhood house, which is full of memorabilia, the three will rediscover some values which they thought they have lost while growing up and apart from each other.
Narrative Film // Duration: 00:35:00