'Kiki Of Montparnasse'
| Amelie Harrault | France
The backbone of the whole MIAF mission. Somehow
we’ve emerged from under the pile of 2,350 entries with
enough strength and wits intact to put together a series of
programs that showcase the best 200 or so new films. Five
‘general’ International Competition Programs,
our ever popular ‘Abstract Showcase’
and ‘Long Shorts’ programs,
PLUS an entire competition program of new 3D
> International Program #1: Sat 22
June, 7.00pm (repeats Sat 29 June, 3.30pm)
> International Program #2: Mon 24
June, 6.30pm (repeats Sat 29 June, 5.00pm)
> International Program #3: Wed 26
June, 6.30pm (repeats Sat 29 June, 6.30pm)
> International Program #5: Sat 29
June, 6.00pm (repeats Sun 30 June, 5.30pm)
> International Program #6 –
Abstract Showcase: Wed 26 June, 6.30pm
> International Program #7 –
Long Shorts: Wed 26 June, 8.15pm
> International Program #8 –
3D Stereoscopic Shorts: Sat 22 June, 8.30pm
Director/Producer: Skip Battaglia
USA, 7'45, 2012
A beautifully choreographed
dance of gorgeously drawn roadway chaos and carnage for the
Director: Amelie Harrault
Producers: Serge Elissalde, Olivier Catherin
FRANCE, 14'27, 2013
Kiki de Montparnasse
was the muse of major avant-garde painters of the early twentieth
century. Memorable witness to a flamboyant Montparnasse, she
shrugged off her simple model status and became a Queen of the
Night, a painter, press cartoonist, writer and cabaret singer.
Her story is depicted here in a film as vibrantly flamboyant
as its subject.
Director/Producer: Lotta Sweetliv
HOLLAND, 1'57, 2012
Be seated. Get comfortable.
Try to absorb the deeper truths from the dancing psychedelic
pussycat of love.
Director/Producer: Dustin Rees
SWITZERLAND, 2’00, 2012
is as important as substance when creating the perfect ransom
note – although fingerprint art should generally be avoided
at all costs.
Director: Delia Hess
Producer: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
SWITZERLAND, 5’16, 2012
of the train on the journey home from a romantic entanglement
transports a woman into a parallel and confusing space.
Directors: T. Guignard, N. Lecombre, H. Noreno
Producer: Gobelins L’ecole de L’image
FRANCE, 4’00, 2012
An elite space-rescue
team pays the price when they are swept into the rapturous powers
of the mighty eclipse.
In December /
Rossignols En Decembre
Director: Theodore Ushev
Producer: Nicolas Girard Deltruc, Festival du nouveau cinéma
CANADA, 3'00, 2011
An artfully crafted
conclusion to a loose trilogy we’ve been proud to screen.
There are no nightingales in December. What is left is only
the history of our beginning, and our end.
Weeks In December
Director: Laura Goncalves
UK, 6'15, 2012
The raw simplicity of
the hand-sketched style in this film matches perfectly the untainted
soul of the family matriarch it depicts.
Director: Collective Camera Etc
Producer: Jean-Luc Slock
BELGIUM, 6’18, 2012
all a bit seedy backstage but come showtime Cleo and Her Orchestra
cut loose the coolest roomful of tunes this side of the baby
King Of Tervuren
Director/Producer: Tom Schroeder
USA, 6'00, 2012
The owners of Marcel,
a much-loved, free rooster roaming his domain in Brussels, strike
a problem when a bird flu warning is issued.
Director/Producer: Lucio Arese
ITALY, 1’46, 2012
An empty warehouse
becomes a centre of digital animation convergence when a virtual
tornado of imagery flash-beams in from the great beyond.
Little Underground / Suivra le Jour
Director: Elise Simard
Producer: Michael Fukushima
CANADA, 6'43, 2012
A haunting, compassionate exploration of
addiction and existence. An almost absurdly beautiful autobiographical
depiction of a young girl’s journey between real and imagined
The Little Vampire
Director: Regina Pessoa
Producers: Abi Feijo, Julie Roy, Rene Chenier, Pascal le Notre,
Georges Schwizgebel, Claude Luyet
PORTUGAL, 9'28, 2012
Living always just out of sight, a young
vampire child one day suddenly breaks free from his prison of
shadows to make a difference to the life of someone who once