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Indy Film Awards announces selection of experimental short films

  • Shortlist for inaugural Indy Film Library Experimental Showcase announced
  • Indy Film Library website to screen all films for two weeks
  • Films screened from 09:00 CET June 28th 2021 include political dance film “For the Women of Belarus,” and avant-garde film-poem “Poem Reply to Sofía

Indy Film Library has announced its first annual Experimental Showcasesomething demonstrating the ingenuity and imagination of the up-and-coming experimental filmmakers who have submitted films to us.

For two weeks, starting 09:00 CET on Monday 28th of June 2021, Indy Film Library will be streaming some of the best short experimental films we have received over the last year.

Indy Film Library Chief Editor Jack Brindelli commented, “Over the last two years, Indy Film Library has been proud to promote some extraordinary experimental content – however we have never provided the genre a space of its own. We are proud to present seven thought-provoking films from around the world, and would like to take the opportunity to congratulate all the filmmakers whose work has been selected for this showcase.

“The beauty of experimental cinema is that whatever the meanings of these films were intended to be by their authors, they can also provide a cavernous space for introspection, for honing viewers’ interpretive skills, and perhaps for prompting critical thought on the world around us. That is always gift worth celebrating.”

Films have been selected on the basis of both the imagination involved in their constructions of meanings or themes, and the technical skills exhibited by their cast and crew, in a celebration of the under-appreciated world of experimental cinema.

All the films will be available to view for a nominal donation via the Indy Film Library website – before the Best Score, Best Cinematography, Best Film and Best Director will be announced. Meanwhile, viewers will also have the opportunity to select the winner of the Audience Choice Award.

Tickets are available for a donation determined by individual attendees via Eventbrite now.

The selection is as follows:

Yellowstone (2021)
Director: Éanna Mac Cana

Poem Reply to Sofía (2021)
Director: Sofía del Pedregal

For the Women of Belarus (2021)
Director: Anandha Ray

Verzerrung [Distortion] (2021)
Director: Samuel J Punto

Chopsticks (2020)
Director: J. Basil

Subordination: Body Image III (2020)
Director: László Gálos

Monorail (2020)
Director: Shizuko Tabata

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