For the annual Shortscreen program, Offscreen together with Kortfilm.be selected seven new Belgian short films that fit the Offscreen criteria: original, unusual, bizarre and surprising. The films will be introduced by the filmmakers!
De Honger - Benoît De Clerck (16')
Playing in the dunes, young Karel witnesses something that will subvert his boyish vision of the world. A film in magic-realist style that uses minimal means to create maximal atmosphere.
Nothing Beside Remains - Bob Thissen (5' 37)
In a post-apocalyptic setting a lonely figure sits in a control room from where he orders camera’s around in search for human companionship. Accompanied by an ominous soundtrack the camera’s hover through empty hallways and ruinous buildings.
Franky's Princess - Gerlando Infuso (4')
If you remember L’Oeil du Paon from one of our previous Shortscreen editions you can already imagine the gothic style that the Brussels-based Gerlando Infuso used to animate this video for the French electronica of Emilie Simon.
E. Riots IH – Paula Hricovini (4' 15)
A monster wanders among people, taking possession of their bodies and feeding on their memories. A dark and moody psychological portrait of a world filled with lost souls.
Lilith – Maxim Stollenwerk (21')
Lilith submerges us into the nightly twilight zone of a dark and gloomy Brussels. The film follows a strange young girl with a craving for blood.
La Résurrection des Natures Mortes - Bertrand Mandico (16')
A mysterious woman brings dead animals back to life with the help of cinema. An obsessive, almost ritualistic reflection on the moving image in an enchanting ‘top motion style.
Oh My Dog - Chloé Alliez (6' 25)
The ugliest dog in the world is entering the stage in a talent show for dogs. Hilarious, cute and genuinely quirky stop motion.