Synopsis

This Festival Stop Motion Montreal program includes seven short films dealing with various themes touching on romantic relationships, family relationships, mental health and also presents more abstract films.

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Program 1: Films in competition
Running time: 65 min


0) Festival intro video, 0:00, 2020



1) Blackheads, Emily Ann Hoffman, 7:46, 2020, U.S.A., VOE
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 01:01

A woman copes with bad therapy, heartbreak, and blackheads.

ABOUT: Emily Ann Hoffman: http://www.ehoffmanportfolio.com/emily

 


2) The Fabric of You, Josephine Lohoar Self, 10:32, 2019, U.K.,VOE
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 08:47

Set in the Bronx, in the era of 1950's McCarthyism, everybody wants to conform. Michael, a gay twenty-something-year old mouse, hides his true identity while he works as a tailor. When Isaac enters the shop one day, he offers the escape and love Michael craves. In his confined apartment, Michael becomes tormented by the memories of Isaac’s tragic death. Michael’s memories and flashbacks are triggered when he notices Isaac’s jacket draped on the back of a chair. Haunted by the solace Isaac once offered, Michael struggles to come to terms with his loss.

ABOUT: Josephine Lohoar Self: https://vimeo.com/user66212924



3) Shadow Passage, Ali Aschman, 4:10,  2019, U.K., no dial
Film category: Emerging Talent
This film starts at: 19:21

An improvised film about a woman exploring her own psyche through its manifestation as a sequence of identical yet progressively smaller rooms, inhabited by multiple clones of herself.

ABOUT: Ali Aschman: https://www.aliaschman.com/about



4) Snail Man, Jaebeom Park, 21:55, 2019, South Korea, no dial
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 23:32

An old man named Lot is pushing a round barrow, heading toward a desert with his grandson Aram to collect his son. Amidst the war, Aram witnesses the death of his father, Moab. As in a dream, Moab appears to Lot and Aram. Having felt into despair, they share one last meal together…

ABOUT: Jaebeom Park: https://vimeo.com/studioyona



5) Freeze frame, Soetkin Verstegen, 5:00, 2019, Belgium-Germany, no dial
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 45:26

Freeze frame: the most absurd technique since the invention of the moving image. Through an elaborate process of duplicating the same image over and over again, it creates the illusion of stillness.
In this film, identical figures perform the hopeless task of preserving blocks of ice. The repetitive movements reanimate the animals captured inside.

ABOUT: Soetkin Verstegen: https://www.soetkin.com/



6) Mor visste ingenting | Mother didn't know, Anita Killi, 11:17, 2020, Norway, no dial
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 50:26

This is a poetic fable about a depressed young girl. A character who cares about the girl tries to help her while remaining invisible and sacrificing a part of himself.

ABOUT: Anita Killi: https://www.trollfilm.no/studio



7) Unraveled, Asil Atay, Arden Colley, Kellie Fay & Isabel Wiegand, 3:39, 2019, Spain, VOE
Film category: Emerging Talent
This film starts at: 1:01:43

A young woman relives a pivotal moment that epitomizes her relationship with her mother.

ABOUT: Asil Atay,Arden Colley, Kellie Fay & Isabel Wiegand: https://vimeo.com/unraveledanimation

 

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