saturdAY , OCTOBER 10 , 7:30pm
Freeze Frame Soetkin Verstegen , Belgium , 5m Freeze frame : the most absurd technique since the invention of the moving image . Through an elaborate process of duplicating the same image over and over again , it creates the illusion of stillness . In this stop motion film , identical figures perform the hopeless task of preserving blocks of ice , like archivists . The repetitive movements reanimate the animals captured inside .
Watching Us Paige Smith , BC , 8m A series of repeated lateral dolly movements cycle through different vignettes of an intimate couple as their bond disintegrates under a voyeuristic gaze . Centered on the relationship between the film ’ s viewer and subject , Watching Us explores how a person ’ s identity and sexuality can be stripped through the act of non-consensual watching .
The Visitor Keith Roberston , NWT , 1m
Grave Sight , Angus Swantee , Walter
Forsyth , Nova Scotia , 7m Grave-robbing Tanya , with her precious hubby Preston in tow , unearths a cursed ring and unleashes a powerful demon hellbent to get it back by any means necessary .
Neither Here / There Julaine Debagorski , Adonika Jayne , Ben Rudis Yukon , 5m Dawson City hasn ’ t received food shipments for 5 weeks . The cold , the dark , and the hunger are causing residents to behave in peculiar ways .