UP AND ARISE – Raanan Berger (Israel, 2016) 21’30”November 20, 2018
SWEET NIGHT – Lia Bertels (Belgium, 2018) 13’46”November 20, 2018
Locarno Filmfestival 2018 – World Premiere, KROK 25th International Animated Film Festival. – Jury Diplom, Animatou International Animation Film Festival – Audience Award, Filmets 28th Badalona Film Festival – Best film of the festival, 34th Warsaw Film Festival, 16th Anilogue International Animation Festival + many others
In a veritable firework display of digital self-portraits, hundreds of quaint, embarrassing and dreadfully disturbing selfies were arranged in a unique short film composition. Single photos, artistically reworked, consolidate to form a ghastly grin that outshines the abyss of human existence.
1968 born in Lucerne. Studies in graphic design and animation in Lucerne, Liverpool and Kassel. 1995 scholarship year in Cracow. Working as freelance graphic artist and animator in Zurich.
My film is a walk between everyday life and culture. Whether we want it or not: selfies have become a major, cross-cultural aspect of everyday life. Joe Public is as much a part of this as are starlets and refugees. Staging the self-portraits is based on other people’s quotes and on referencing existing images. My film is not a valuation of the self-portraying craze of our times. Rather, I am taking my viewers on a dizzying journey of images that may have unwanted side effects, and offer them a new perspective of this current cultural phenomenon across the globe.