Competitive Program #6


Please step out of the frame.

by Karissa Hahn

from your desk(top) 
mistrust the manufactured image
distrust the assembled picture
give no credence to the massed account
discredit the aggregate narrative
defame the corporate chronicle
denigrate the collective annals
doubt the constructed copy
- consider the clone.

accept the dismantled vision
exalt the forged now brain
subscribe to the ditto
fuel the doodad delusion
nourish the gizmo nightmare
incite the idiot box prophecy
inflame the dingbat phantasm
a film burn becoming pixels as band-aid
a manufactured reinforcement
in the empire of computer and you
feeding machine-vision
the partition of screen

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Zombie, Pt. 1

by Scott Fitzpatrick

"He wrote that Leonard and Robert La Tourneaux actually had a relationship... I didn't know that." 

A super 8mm film about hustling. Words by Will Brown; for Will Brown.


The Garden of Delight

by Michael Fleming

Three scenes reflecting on paradise, lust, and hell.  In ‘the Garden of Delight’, beauty and evil go together like in a dream. We dive into a world of erotic derangement, inhabited by dancing lovers, lustful mutated baboons, tropical birds, deformed pin-ups, butterflies, and body-builders. This hand-manipulated collage film, made entirely out of 35 and 8mm found-footage, explores the marriage between heaven and hell, our irresolvable, endless conflict that goes with human nature. Inspired by the triptych ‘The Garden of Delight' by Hieronymus Bosch.

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Camera Threat

by Bernd Lützeler

Somewhere in the rather dreary spheres of Mumbai’s film industry, stuck between star-cult, superstition, and the daily gridlock, Camera Threat explores the ambivalent and sometimes paranoid relationship that this film city has with the moving image as such. Seated on a casting couch, two actors are getting trapped in their impromptu conversations on the unwanted side effects of a world that no longer bothers to tell facts from fiction. An expanded multi-genre film within the constraints of the so-called Masala Formula popularly known from Indian cinema.