Analogica Film Festival - Touring Program 2017

AFW is please to be a host venue of the 2017 Analogica touring program. Analogica is an annual festival of analogue media art in Bolzano, Italy. 

Date: Friday 23rd of June
Time: 7.30 for 8pm start.
Tickets at the door. $5
(all works screened digitally) 

ANALOGICA SELECTION was created to show selected film works collected by an international open call that attracts dozens of productions every year. After the festival, the Selection Program travels on an international screening tour until the following edition of the festival.


program / 58'
Melbourne // 23 June

The end. A mexican movie / Annalisa D. Quagliata / 2' 33'' / 16mm / 2016 / Mexico
“THE END A MEXICAN MOVIE” is a short film that reappropriates and subverts the romantic story of "Two monks" (1934) focusing on the female protagonist that is murdered. The constant masculine aggression and her bold defense resonate with the issues of violence and femicide still corroding Mexico and Latinamerica. Two stories in one: Men putting an end to thousands of women's lives and women fighting to put an end to that terrible history. Annalisa D. Quagliata (b. Veracruz, Mexico 1990) is an artist and filmmaker whose films and installations focus on the human body and portraiture. In her work the body is explored as a mirror that reflects different states of being; spanning from the intimate and psychic to the social and political. She is a graduate from Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she majored in Film/Video and Studio for Interrelated Media. Annalisa currently resides and works in Mexico City.

Y api / Aaron Khandros, Nathaniel Draper / 09:08 / 2015 / 16mm / Greece
Greece is covered in concrete tumors — yapi, half-finished buildings left in permanent limbo, skeletal structures like temples to some obscure future gods. People don’t explicitly speak of them or really even seem to see them. They’ve just grown from the landscape, a symptom of European change. Emerging from their obscurity, the yapia grow to take on a life of their own. The future of their meaning, and their moment, are up for grabs.

Deux Champs (Two Fields) / Kevin Obsatz / 07:51 / 2015 / 16mm / USA
In 1953, a young photographer in Greenwich Village took a photo of Marcel Duchamp that was double-exposed by mistake. Over 50 years later, he saw his own photo in Smithsonian Magazine, and learned that it would be featured at the Smithsonian Museum in a Duchamp retrospective. Deux Champs (Two Fields) is a short, black and white documentary shot on 16mm film which gives Victor Obsatz, now in his 90s, an opportunity to reflect upon that day, and everything that has happened since. Kevin Obsatz is the son of the cousin of Victor Obsatz, but the two had never met until one day in the spring of 2015, when Kevin arrived in New Jersey to capture this story with a 16mm Bolex camera. Since the crux of the story is a double-exposed black and white negative, it seemed important to shoot this project on film and create double-exposures in-camera, trusting in fate that the footage would turn out okay.

Notes from the Interior / Ben Balcom / 11' / 16mm / 2015 / USA
Wandering through the body puzzling out a system of symbols. The trouble is, affect resists signification outright. The inside and outside become muddled when you start to feel your body in relation to an image. Ben Balcom was born in Massachusetts and raised in Illinois. He received his MFA in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and his bachelor's degree in Film-Video Production from Hampshire College. Ben currently teaches film production at UWM and is the technical director for the Milwaukee Film Festival. He is also a co-founder and programmer of Microlights Cinema. Since 2013, Microlights has hosted nearly 30 film and video artists from around the world.

S an Guerrero / Jeff Zorrilla / 3' / Super8 / 2015 / Argentina
A short Documentary about an American ex-pat who lives in Buenos Aires and works as a city tour guide during the day and a sexual tour guide during the night. The film was first short on vision 3 negative super 8 and then refilmed we color reversal super 8 from my computer screen so that I can project it live. It is a first glimpse of my full-length feature called Monger. Jeff Zorrilla was born in 1984 in the United States. He studied film at the University of Santa Cruz (California, USA), and the University of Copenhagen (Denmark). He currently lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He’s directed numerous short films in Super 8 which have gone on to play in festivals in Cannes, La Paz, Montevideo, Taipei, and New York.

Ora d'aria / Francesco Fei / 6' 53'' / 16mm / 2015 / Italy
(Yard time) Ex Prison of Sant'Agata in Bergamo. Francesco Fei was born in Florence and lives in Milan. In 2004 he shoot and produce his first feature film, “Onde”. The movie has been selected for many festivals worldwide and has been recognized by critics as one of the most interesting Italian first movies of the last few years. With the documentary in 16mm "Armenia!" he participated at the Trieste Film Festival, 2016 and the Bellaria Film Festival, Red House Art Doc 2014. He is teaching at the Academy of Fine Art in Bergamo and at IED in Milan.

T erre di Peccioli / Arepo / 2' / 16mm / 2016 / UK
A short documentary showing the daily life of a small Tuscan village, where people seem to magically merge with the rural surrounding and where time appears to have stopped. Arepo is a filmmaker based in London, where he founded his own production company Arepo Films, specialising in the use of 16mm and 35mm film media. Credits include Contemplazione, Eso and Music Sound Machine.

H arbour City / Simon Liu / 14' / 2015 / 16mm / Hong Kong – UK
A view through cracks between fish markets and high-rise buildings; urban imagery of Hong Kong and the indulgence of domestic life. Massage parlors, dim sum parlors, nail parlors —its Parlor City, baby! Views thicken; detail lost to generations. A dream of turning two images into one, a density of information reserved for the modern cloud. Simon Liu lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He is a member of the artist-run Negativland Motion Pictute Lab, where he prints, processes and completes his films on 16mm.

OTARIE // Sophie B. /2' 45'' / super8 / 2016 / France
Fusion between man and animal, on an air of death metal. Sophie BOULOUX alias Sophie.B experimental filmmaker since 1999. Her work reveals a rich variety of creative concrete poetry, photographs and artwork. Many mediums which depict a real dialectic of strange worlds describing this strong probity to design some créations representing the foundations of her personality.