Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival 2020

Atlantic Auteurs

Expired November 15, 2020 11:00 PM
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This year’s Atlantic Auteurs program delivers an eclectic variety of short films, covering a wide spectrum of genres and technical approaches. The line-up consists of 11 brand new films from both newly discovered voices and some of HIFF’s most beloved alumni. We are honoured to be screening analogue animation patriarch James MacSwain’s latest film Bedtime, featuring cut- out animation of children in the 1950s paired with Jim's signature charming voice-over. Prince Edward Island’s Millefiore Clarkes brings us Solastalgia, a lyrical meditation on climate anxiety that poetically blends documentary and fiction. In Anthology for Fruits and Vegetables, Dawn George uses a meticulous eco-processing system to develop images of these edibles using their own “tea”, creating a deliciously rich and textured 16mm visual explosion. See these short films and more in this truly dynamic showcase of Atlantic talent. —Heather Young

This 16mm film is a counter-monument for five unmarked mass graves in the forests of eastern Poland. The film consists of super8 footage and 16mm phytograms generated from flora on site, exposed and processed in situ. 

  • Runtime
    12 minutes
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  • Director
    Solomon Nagler