International Short Films Festival
Plan to POWER ON at Art & Algorithms • Digital Artists, Galleries, Short Films and Hands-on Interactive Fun in Titusville on Florida’s Space Coast
International Films starting on Tuesday Jan 31. The full festival opens Feb 3. Where to start? Go to the calendar, see what’s happening each day and make your plans. You can get tickets for some events in advance (even when they are free).
Jan 31, Feb 1, Feb 2 – International Film Festival only
Feb 3, Feb 4, Feb 5 – Full Festival AND Film Festival too!
Where is it? Go to DIGITAL HQ on the menu at the top of the page for a map.
ALL ABOUT OUR FILMS FOR 2017
If you visited Art & Algorithms in 2013, 2014 and 2015, you know just how exciting the selection of films can be that curator Clifton Stewart carefully selects for Art & Algorithms. At this year’s festival (January 31- February 5, 2017) some of the family-friendly films will be shown on the screen outside the pavilion and people are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and of course, popcorn and picnics. The festival will also show blocks of films (some are more appropriate for adult audiences) at the Second Stage Theater downtown.
Art & Algorithms Film Festival brings comedies, animations, action and films that will change the way you think.
And again this year, there will be blocks set aside for children and families because our students and young people are a significant part of our audience and inspiring them is part of the reason we do this.
Bringing films from countries across the globe happens because Clifton Stewart is an extraordinarily talented curator, part of the Art & Algorithms International Curatorium.
Clifton’s picks for 2017.
The Art and Algorithms film festival returns for another year with a selected programme of new short films from around the world. Once again we have looked for a range of films to entertain, bring wonder, suspense and more than a few belly laughs to our program. — Clifton Stewart, Film Curator
Among the more than 60 films for 2017:
Gayby Director: Anya Beyersdorf Australia
Roy thinks Karate is the answer to his bully problem – but his Dad can see what he needs is a Champion “Boxer”.
GIFT HORSE FILMS is a collective made up of writer/director Anya Beyersdorf, composer John Kilbey and other friends.
Paniek! Director: Joost Lieuwma; Director: Daan Velsink Netherlands
The sun is shining; it is a beautiful day for a summery outing. Marja cheerfully sets off, but in her car she has a sudden rush of panic. Has she turned off the gas? Has she left the water running? Hasn’t she shut out grandma? What if a burglar finds an open window? In this freshly drawn animation comedy, the imaginary dramas grow to absurd proportions. Is it really all just a figment of her imagination or is there a snag somewhere?
I Strongly Suggest Director: Gregory Bennett New Zealand
A girlfriend finds a unique method of interrogating her boyfriend, with unintended results. (for mature audiences)
The Man from the Council Director: Barnaby Southcombe USA
A hit man sees his day go from bad to worse when his principles are put to the test by a 10 year old kid, an uncooperative housewife and a nosy neighbor.
Setting Them Straight Director: Kaleb McKenna USA
Having been nurtured and accepted by his parents as a gay man, Joshua finds the courage to confess, that he’s actually not.
The Tie Director: An Vrombaut Belgium
(The director writes) The Tie was inspired by an early memory I have of being lifted high up in the air by my father. The film deals with the ties between people: the meetings, partings and reunions that affect us all. I wanted the purity of the story to shine through, which is why I decided to pare the film down to its essential elements: a tall giraffe, a small giraffe, some other giraffes, a tree and, of course, a tie.’
The Trouble with Lucie Director: Lionel Kaplan France
After the usual questions at one of Lucie’s many casting calls, her conversation with the casting director becomes hostile. Until reality meets fiction. Or maybe it’s the other way round.
Whispers Among Wolves Director: Kevin Lim Australia
Every Wednesday, alcoholic CEO, Shilo and her long suffering PA, Teddy meet to conduct matters of business. But on this particular evening, secrets will be uncovered, old wounds will be reopened and their unique co-dependency will come under scrutiny.
Wrapped Director: Roman Kaelin Germany
“Wrapped” is a graduation short film from Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, created at the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction. It has run at over 100 festivals world wide. “Wrapped” delves into the clash between civilization and nature.