12:00 pm Saturday, June 19th 2021
Short Films  Stadttheater

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In The Inner Circle
2021, Julia Reiter

Austria, Filmakademie Wien

At the equestrian farm, a young woman is asked to bring a new team member up to eye level. A film that goes around in circles, telling of the feeling of one's own inadequacy.

While studying philosophy and sociology at the University of Vienna, Julia Reiter completed various internships in journalism (including at the monthly magazine Datum). Since 2014 she has been studying screenwriting and dramaturgy with Götz Spielmann and since 2016 additionally directing with Michael Haneke at the Film Academy Vienna.

Filling in Physical Reality, Living in Digital Reality
2020, Gyonyoung Yoon

Sweden, Konstfack

When I started moving away from home, I was faced with a problem I had never had in my life: "finding a place where I belong," and that was more difficult than I had ever imagined. It takes a great and constant effort, but as an international student I could not afford it. Instead of striving to create a home in physical reality, I decided to create it in digital reality by placing digitally recreated layers over my physical reality, hoping to use it to fill in the gaps in my life and spirit.

Gyonyoung Yoon works to digitize herself and her life with videos, moving images, photography, and prints. She graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in "Man and Communication" and received her master's degree in Visual Communication from Konstfack University in 2020.

She believes that nowadays everything - experiences, relationships, emotions and even people - can be uploaded and downloaded. By digitally transforming and uploading herself, she aims to meet people regardless of physical constraints such as distance and time, creating the opportunity to make her own image of the present.

Gyonyoung Yoon lives in Seoul, Korea, where she runs her own studio.

One Thousand and One Attempts to Be an Ocea
2020, Yuyan Wang

France, Le Fresnoy

If you don't want to drown, be an ocean.

"One Thousand and One Attempts to Be an Ocean" reflects on the experience of not being able to see the world with depth perception. Consisting of micro-events of "satisfying videos" teeming on the internet, the abstract narrative unfolds through a kind of appropriation, referencing trance and minimal music. It is about the longing for bottomless waves, mixed with today's unstoppable entropy of our information society.

Yuyan Wang (b. 1989, China) is a Paris-based filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist. She graduated from Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains in 2020 and Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2016. Her works oscillate between film and installation, often in an immersive perspective with a destering process of abstraction.

Under Control
2021, Ville Koskinen

Finnland/Estland, Baltic Film and Media School

Insects plague the botanical garden. The gardeners have to use increasingly harsh methods to cope with the situation. The more they try to get rid of the intruders, the worse the problem becomes. "Under Control" shows human activity from the insect's point of view.

Ville Koskinen graduated from the BA of Arts at the Baltic Film, Media and Arts School. He wants to make adventure films where the adventure never begins. Human interaction with other life forms - real and imaginary - is a constant theme in his work.

2021, Nicolas Gourault

France, Le Fresnoy

A fatal accident between a self-driving car and a pedestrian is the catalyst for an investigation into the role of human workers in driverless car programming. Testimonies from drivers take us through a night shift where the landscape merges with the data from the car's sensors.

Nicolas Gourault is a French artist and filmmaker who has studied at art schools such as Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, but also at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales or at Forensic Architecture. His work aims to connect visual themes with political concerns through the documentary critique of new media.