Labo 1

Labo 1

Image: Time Rodent. Ondrej Svadlena

LABO 1, 105'. Session with subtitles in Basque. Presentation: Sébastien Duclocher, member of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival.

Play Boys

Vincent Lynen, Belgium, 2016, 7', No dialogues, DCP

A film about macho men, chicks, dogs, guns, cars and motorcycles.

Canal + Award in the Labo competition at Clermont-Ferrand 2017.

Killing Klaus Kinski

Spiros Stathoulopoulos, Colombia, 2016, 21', OV in german with subtitles in spanish, DCP

During the filming of Fitzcarraldo in the late 1970s, an Amazonian leader offered to assassinate Klaus Kinski for Werner Herzog due to Kinski's evidently threatening behavior.

Time Rodent

Ondrej Svadlena, France, Czech Republic, 2016, 15', No dialogues, DCP

In a distant future where night has devoured the day, the inhabitants of a world in rapid transformation feed themselves solely on artificial light.

Festivals Connexion - Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Award in the Labo competition at Clermont-Ferrand 2017.

Green Screen Gringo

Douwe Dijkstra, Netherlands, 2016, 16', OV in English and Portuguese with Basque subtitles, DCP

Behind a green screen, a foreigner finds his way in an enchanting - and yet turbulent - Brazil. Where the streets are a stage for politics, art and affection, a gringo can only watch. The result is a mix-tape portrait of modern-day Brazil seen through the eyes of a visitor.

Det Sjunkne Kloster (The Sunken Convent)

Michael Panduro, Denmark, 2016, 15', OV in English with Basque subtitles, DCP

A man wakes up, he goes to work, he eats in, he does a bit of home surgery, he drives to the woods. A grotesque and slightly surreal story of bad habits told without words and loosely inspired by Hans Christian Andersen.

Desert Bloom

Florian Kindlinger, Peter Kutin, Austria, USA, 2016, 13', No dialogue, DCP

Next to gambling, Las Vegas primarily brought electricity and light into the darkness of the Nevadan desert. The film lets you listen to the electromagnetic fields related to the neon and LED thunderstorms. A symphony of electric smog resounds, while light seems to have flowed out of the images.

Kaputt

Volker Schlecht, Alexander Lahl, Germany, 2016, 7', OV in German with Basque subtitles, DCP

Based on interviews with former prisoners, this animated documentary provides a glimpse into the most notorious women's prison in East Germany. A film about political imprisonment, forced labour and enormous profits on both sides of the Iron Curtain.

Welcome Home Allen

Andrew Kavanagh, Australia, 2016, 11', No dialogue, DCP

A group of soldiers return home to a world that may no longer recognize them.