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 (R 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.

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.

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.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 3:42
Year: 2007
Derriere la porte
Clement Bourdeleau, Gilles Brinkhuizen, Helene Canac
A kind of crossroads where gaming style and cool magazine graphic design meld with elements of music video culture and cutting edge digital animating.

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.

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.

France
Runtime: 6:59
Year: 2007
Labyrinth
Omid Khoshnazar
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

France
Runtime: 5:49
Year: 2007