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director: Sophy Romvari
A short experimental film that explores the loss of identity that can occur when one submits oneself completely to technology.
director: Leslie Supnet
Winnipeg, Manitoba and The Internet
July & August 2020
Home movies of families visiting the Philippines - appearing and disappearing are used a metaphor for Leslie’s heightened dreams during the pandemic.
director: Raphael Bendahan
June 26 - July 1, 2020
Alone in an apartment during COVID lockdown time shifts and morphs into a barrage of reminiscences, places, memories. An adaptation of a poem by C.P. Cavafy
director: Esery Mondesir
June 26, 2020
Darkness as the absence of light is re-imagined as a site of immeasurable creative and destructive power.
director: Ana Valine
Vancouver, British Columbia
July 11/12, 2020
Archival images of people joyfully in close contact are used to express how hesitant we are now to touch.
director: Guillaume Vallée
December 2016 and June 2020
Vallée uses hand processed Super 8 film to depict various anxious states of mind reflecting a feeling of confusion and instability that the current pandemic has brought up.
director: Kara Blake
June 14, 2020
An escapist antidote to feeling isolated - imagining our homes as a host to a growing number of plants and animals whether we’re aware of it or not.
director: Nadia Litz
April 5, 2020
Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others.
director: Rolla Tahir – رولا طاهر
Toronto (Kuwait, Sudan)
May/June 2020 (1988 - 1991)
Immigrant families already in a form of isolation keep connected across time zones by experiencing births and birthdays, eids and ramadans at a distance.
director: Daniel Barrow
The first in a series of interactive “digital puppet shows” telling the story of a wealthy woman (ostensibly Melania Trump) quarantined in a luxurious penthouse condominium.
director: Alexandra Grimanis & Steven Woloshen
2010 shooting and June 2020 post-production
Made on glorious super-8 film,Try to Remain Calm is a fun look at pandemics in fiction films and how they are treated without any real consequences.
director: Solomon Nagler
Halifax, Nova Scotia in our garden
Phytograms made April/May 2020. iPhone footage shot by Zev Nagler on June 12th
Fleeting images and text created during these months of uncertainty document lucid COVID dreams that manifest as aphorisms.
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