Mind Beats: Short Film Program AGES 15+

12.30PM Sat 5 Oct 2019 (1hr 19mins)
GOMA | Cinema B | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

BIFF’s program of short films celebrates the unique craft of short-form filmmaking — a platform for emerging filmmakers that delicately balances the nuanced skill of storytelling and visual language, with imagination the only limitation. QAGOMA is thrilled to present its inaugural BIFF Short Film Awards in 2019, including the Screen Queensland Short Film Award for Queensland-made shorts, with the goal of discovering and supporting the next generation of Queensland’s creative talent.

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

In this true tale, a woman bedridden by a mysterious illness forms an unlikely bond with a forest snail on her nightstand. Together they share a captivating and intimate journey of survival and resilience.

The People are the Brand

A photography exhibition of refugee portraits makes headlines, questioning the authenticity and ethics of art that showcases the hardship of people less fortunate than the artist.

Biggie & Shrimp

Set in a struggling housing estate, a teen is taunted daily by the local drug dealer. When his only friend is bullied into humiliating him, they are forced to confront their own identity and integrity.

Above Us Only Sky

Above Us Only Sky is an experimental documentary that questions the surreal logic of serendipitous chance, repetition of events and synchronicity. It blurs the boundaries that separate us from the past through a present that shifts and fluctuates between reality, imagination and speculation.

CREDITS

THE SOUND OF A WILD SNAIL EATING

15 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: ELISABETH TOVA BAILEY / SCRIPTWRITER: ELISABETH TOVA BAILEY / PRODUCER: ELISABETH TOVA BAILEY / CAST: DARYL HANNAH, ARIELA KUH / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

THE PEOPLE ARE THE BRAND

21 MINUTES, SWITZERLAND, SWISS GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR: ADRIAN PEREZ / SCRIPTWRITER: ADRIAN PEREZ / PRODUCER: ADRIAN PEREZ / CAST: ANNA-KATHARINA MÜLLER, PHILIPPE SCHULER / RIGHTS: ADRIAN PEREZ / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

BIGGIE & SHRIMP

14 MINUTES, NEW ZEALAND, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: HARVEY HAYES / SCRIPTWRITER: HARVEY HAYES / PRODUCER: LISSANDRA LEITE / CAST: KAWAKAWA FOX-REO, JAY KUMAR / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

ABOVE US ONLY SKY

28 MINUTES, NETHERLANDS, CZECH REPUBLIC, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: ARTHUR KLEINJAN / SCRIPTWRITER: ARTHUR KLEINJAN / PRODUCER; ARTHUR KLEINJAN / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP