VOID Film Festival

VOID Film festival
Void describes themselves as bringing attention to the unused potential of animation.

Tehran Taboo, director: Ali Soozandeh, production company: Little Dream Entertainment (DE)
The story is told through a combination of CGI and rotoscoping. The movements of the actors appear realistic in constructed 3D locations. It is convincingly done and, I was seduced by history’s dynamic and cinematic narrative style but also the theme of the history.

Another serious story, made as classic animation, was Barfoot Gen, director Mori Masaki (JP), production company: Madhouse (JP)
The film’s central sequence depicts the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 through the point of view of a boy and his family. The drawn tale gives a shaking impression of a real event.

Shorts 3: Two hours screening of 13 different animation films. In general, they were experimental and playful and some of them with a rough expression which I like.
Three examples I still have in my mind:
Little red giant, and the monster I was, director: Laura Harrison
Alphonse gets lost, director: Cathrine Buffat & Jean-Luc Gréco
Weaker sex, director: Nicolas Jacquet

Unfortunately, I could not find any links to Weaker Sex, but the technique which is used is pretty much like this:


Staging Silence – A video work by Hans Op de Beeck

Exhibition at Den Frie
Happy to see Staging Silence and discover Hans Op de Beeck. Staging Silence had a meditative and dreamish impact on me. There was only one work to see in the exhibition room.
The video work is without a plot or storyline, only scenes showed after each other with very little movements.
The human hand, which change the stages appear in a surrealistic way.