Digital Panorama

This program brings together the best recently released films that lean heavily on a digital aesthetic for their inspiration and impact. These films can be fully narrative, abstract or drawn from the culture of the gaming community.
Featured in AIAF2008
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Restricted (18+)
Samsa - Homage To Franz Kafka
Rene Lange
An absorbing, meticulously detailed deconstruction of the great man. Perfectly paced with whiffs of the surreal, unanswerable question.
Country: Germany
Runtime: 4:06
Year: 2007
Sleep Or Not To Sleep
Rait Siska
The human farm stretches before us for as far as the eye can see. A giant room, a hive of activity, a mosh office of the future.
Country: Switzerland
Runtime: 3:12
Year: 2006
Josie's Lalaland
Yibi Hu
Josie decides that life is for the living, even when there isn't much life left to be lived.
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 3:42
Year: 2007
Derriere la porte
Helene Canac, Gilles Brinkhuizen, Clement Bourdeleau
A kind of crossroads where gaming style and cool magazine graphic design meld with elements of music video culture and cutting edge digital animating.
Country: France
Runtime: 4:08
Year: 2007
Blind Man's Eye
Matthew Talbot-Kelly
Behind eyes that cannot look out there exists a mind in which the richest imaginable visuality soars, cascades and dances for its' master.
Country: Ireland
Runtime: 6:29
Year: 2007
Camera Obscura
Jean-Michel Drechsler, Matthieu Buchalski, Thierry Onillo
If Dali had been given a computer this is what he might have created. Is this the crazed inner visions of a mind exposed or a Clockwork Orange-like attempt to impose a different view on the mind's eye.
Country: France
Runtime: 6:59
Year: 2007
Labyrinth
Patrick Jenkins
From the maker of 'Zero Degree' comes this fascinating extension of the idea. A soldier trapped within borders he cannot readily identify, dangers he can only react to, a reality he cannot control or run from.
Country: Iran
Runtime: 9:21
Year: 2007
Flug
Peter Kisantal
Giant ribbon bugs climb out of the gaps and begin a slithering, sliding takeover of the urban environment they have emerged from. A new order is not far away.
Country: Slovakia
Runtime: 5:56
Year: 2007
Berni's Doll
Yann J
Berni is a lonely man - a very lonely man! By day he puts tops on cans, by night .... well, let's just say he doesn't have a girlfriend. Until he discovers the body doll. Yep, just a body. That starts out being enough but there's more to life than that.
Country: France
Runtime: 0:00
Year: 2007
Elephants Dream
Bassam Kurdali
Proog and Emo are heading to the safest place in the machine, hidden behind uncanny traps so deadly that nothing can ever reach them.
Country: Netherlands
Runtime: 10:28
Year: 2007
Switch
Jean-Julien Pous, Pierre Prinzbach
The shortest distance between two points is always a straight line. Everybody knows that - that's why everybody is running that same ol' straight line.
Country: France
Runtime: 5:49
Year: 2007