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Wishing Well

Available On Demand, throughout the Festival

No dialogue.

Available as part of our Experimental Shorts package.

Staccato perambulations through a technicolour forest; a tactile, hypnotic journey through temporality, memory and consciousness.

Wishing Well taps into the sense of inhabiting the wild. In evoking the sense of awe, curiosity and wonder that these spaces inspire, the film hints at the magnitude of real loss - physical and cultural - as these spaces disappear.

"a film filled with longing that was never allowed, or only allowed in cinema, full of dreams we once had, full of connections that get lost in the negative image of life" | Jury Statement, International Short Film Week Regensburg

"powerfully evokes the childhood feeling of falling into a story" | Max Goldberg, KQED Arts

"a film of great transport, offering both a journey into the transcendent, but also one of great physicality and remarkable sensory stimulation" | Thomas Grimshaw, London Short Film Festival

"...recalling, building and breathing. A remarkable work" | José Sarmiento Hinojosa, Desistfilm

"This eco-parable fully captivates our sensory and sensual instincts while uncovering dark tales of the human destruction of nature" | Jury Statement, The Unforeseen - International Experimental Film Festival

Awards | Best Experimental Film - Globe Film Festival, Max Bresele Memorial Prize for a Politically Relevant Film - International Short Film Week Regensburg, Grand Prix,The Unforeseen - International Experimental Film Festival, CAMIRA Award - Curtocircuito International Film Festival, Special Mention - International Film Festival Message to Man

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    13 minutes
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    Sylvia Schedelbauer