EMAF Tour 2010/2011

With this caption EMAF compiled the films for the actual Tour. This 80 min. program presents beside the three prize-winning films at EMAF 2010, works which deal with history, narratives and own memories and it’s completion.


Cómo dibujar animales tristes... / Pere Ginard & Laura Gines / E 2009 / 4:34

›How to draw sad animals or notebook of all the living and dead things that I imagined the night you went away forever‹.

Tree of Forgetting / Dan Boord & Luis Valdovino / USA 2009 / 8:43

The world’s shortest short story takes a detour to a place where time is a forking path of possibilities leading to the same eventuality – the past. A place where it was possible to vanish among family and friends and where the places and things of everyday life may also take on horrific features and meanings.

Nacht um Olympia / Timo Schierhorn / D 2009 / 15:00 // Best German Experimental 2010

An essayistic approach to the person of one’s own father, who only exists in the form of images and old movies. The examination of the found footage leads to re-enactments such as Christmas celebrations and work-outs for sports tournaments.

Tri-ger. / Eitan Efrat & Sirah Foighel Bruttmann / Israel/NL/B 2009 / 9:00

In this trilogy, the filmmaker sketches his turbulent family history - heavily influenced by his own experiences on the battlefields. The first part tells the story of the filmmaker's proud grandfather. The story of the second generation takes the form of a dance film about the fallen heroes of the nation. In the last part, the director sits behind his drum kit, playing a strict military march with venom.

Red Herring / Nico Herbst / USA 2009 / 7:14

Part of a series of works based on an idiosyncratic method of portraiture–or even a form of anti-portraiture–specific to the porosity of video.

5 lessons and 9 questions about Chinatown / Shelly Silver / USA 2010 / 10:00 // Dialogue Award 2010

10 square blocks, past, present, future, time, light, movement, immigration, exclusion, gentrification, racism, history, China, America, 3 languages, 13 voices, 152 years, 17,820 frames, 9 minutes, 54 seconds, 9 questions, 5 lessons, Chinatown.

Film für übers Sofa (Film for Above the Sofa) / Daniel Kötter & Hannes Seidl / D 2009 / 11:37

›Sometimes you need to produce paintings to be hung above the sofa,‹ (Martin Kippenberger).

Katharina Kellermann and Frank Max Müller accumulate objects. They arrange and re-arrange the set, they push, pile up and tear apart. They produce sound, movement, noise, film, music. While the cadre is rearranged and reinterpreted again and again, the soundtrack accumulates musical traces of what has visually already disappeared.

Sisäinen lähiö (Suburb Within) / Pekka Sassi / FIN 2009 / 11:20 // EMAF-Award 2010

A film about communication, narration and presence. ›Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called present.‹