Big Fat Independent Movies

Sending Off SXSW Film 04

Experimental Shorts

D: Various

Fears of Dieter screening Germany's Most Disturbing Home Videos were assuaged by "Static," a sonically punishing glimpse into a future of white noise. Whilst director Paiman Kalayeh was "sticking it to the Man," Ian Kibbey's two uncredited films, "Drawn" and "Right and Left" were simple yet powerful meditations on line and the human form, brief and unnerving. "Tokyo Trains," filmed in Japan's subway system, is a rhythmic digital collage of commuters. "Dissolve" starts innocuously enough, a black-and-white montage of the titular film transitions, yet aided by a mournful ambient soundtrack, the ghostly washes of children, adults, celebs, and cities quickly turns definitively emotive.

"Dissolve" received the SXSW Film 04 Jury Award for Best Experimental Short.

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