SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION 
EXPERIMENTAL

THE ATOMS OF REALITY

LES ATOMES DU RÉEL

It was like a dream, filled with grave perfumes, with limpidity and sensuous chimes. A misplaced device in a turbid instant where the mechanisms of humility ring out. A crack obscurely revealing the entrails of nothingness. The memory of surfaces hit by translucent instruments. A well where the atoms of reality loudly dissolve. It was like a dream, filled with grave perfumes.

Director: Marco Joubert

Country: Canada

Year: 2020

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SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 3 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 23 from 10AM - 10PM

EXPONENTIALS

Through different languages, this experimental work uses visual and sound poetry, presenting images and a non-linear flow of words in a context of exponential equations, making an integrated use of the word, the meaning of the word, and the sound of the word.

Director: Khalil Charif, Cristina Amiran

Country: Brazil

Year: 2021

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SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 2

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 22 from 10AM - 10PM

ISADORA'S KARAOKÊ

O KARAOKÊ DA ISADORA

Alone in the quarantine, Isadora sings.

Director: Thiago B. Mendonça

Country: Brazil, Portugal

Year: 2021

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SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 1 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 21 from 10AM - 10PM

METAMORPHOSIS

METAMORFOSIS

A free adaptation of the homonymous book by Franz Kafka. Society leads to the destruction of the person by killing his spirit. Who are the beetles?

Director: Luis Carney

Country: Mexico

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 4 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 24 from 10AM - 10PM

MY FATHER ADONAI

MEU PAI ADONAI

The explosive story of Adonai, one of the greatest Brazilian soccer players of all time who at the height of his career, working for Juventus in Italy, became involved with the Italian mafia and rampant drug use. Adonai finished his life selling snacks in a trailer in Venice in Piazza San Marco.

Director: Luiz Fernando Machado

Country: Brazil, Italy

Year: 2017

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 1 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 21 from 10AM - 10PM

SALVAGE

Salvage questions the allure of old objects by reimagining obsolete tools as reliquaries haunted by the souls of disgruntled workers who resent their new jobs. This hybrid intersectional documentary uses magic realism to critique the inequities of gender, ethnicity, and class that underpin consumer capitalism.

Director: Christopher Boulton

Country: U.S.A.

Year: 2020

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 4 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 24 from 10AM - 10PM

SMALL HOURS

This video clip shows how a couple is going through the quarantine process during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as their daily routine, tedium, dancing, games, all in a medium post-apocalyptic style represented in zentai suits.

Director: Marcelo Sanhueza Olbeles

Country: Chile

Year: 2020

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SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 2

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 22 from 10AM - 10PM