30 April ‘19

BFMAF programme at 65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

BFMAF is delighted to be presenting a special programme at the 65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.

Oberhausen is one of the world's longest running and most important platforms for short form and artists' film. The 2019 Festival includes focuses on Alexander Sokurov and Kiri Dalena as well as a thematic programme The Language of Attraction: Trailers between Advertising and the Avant-garde curated by Cassie Blake and Mark Toscano of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Archive.

In 2018 Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival became a founding member of the European (Short) Film and Media Art Association initiated by Oberhausen, Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen and VIS - Vienna Shorts.

At Oberhausen this year, BFMAF will present a programme of films from Hardeep Pandhal, Charlotte Prodger and Morgan Quaintance that received their world premieres at BFMAF during the 2018 and 2019 Festivals.

Festival Director Peter Taylor will be in Germany to present the screening.

Friday, 3 May, 22:00

Location: Lichtburg Filmpalast Sunset

Pool Party Pilot Episode, Hardeep Pandhal, UK, 2018, 9'

Pool Party Pilot Episode' shows a speculative vision taking cues from Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s novel 'Herland' and Elaine Morgan’s aquatic ape hypothesis, particularly parts where the authors describe male fears of their surroundings.


Another Decade, Morgan Quaintance, UK, 2018, 26'

Starting from testimonies and statements made by artists and art historians during the 1994 INIVA conference ‘Towards a New Internationalism’, ‘Another Decade’ ranges across diverse cultural territory, and is propelled by a sense that very little socio- cultural or institutional change has taken place in the United Kingdom since that time.


LHB, Charlotte Prodger, UK, 2017, 17'

A research into an idea of ‘queer rurality’. Fluctuating between the macro of geopolitical land use and the micro of the personal-political body, 'LHB' continues Prodger’s ongoing exploration into the complex relationships between bodies, identity, technology and time.

LHB was developed during Charlotte's 2017 residency with Berwick Visual Arts & BFMAF.

You can view the full 65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen programme here.

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