Richmond Youth Media Festival: Official Film Selections

Richmond Youth Media Festival: Official Film Selections

Cinevolution is proud to present the Official Film Selections for the Richmond Youth Media Festival. These are the TOP 15 of over 650 submissions.  A festival organized by youth and for youth, this is a unique hands-on opportunity for young people to engage in the exciting world of digital media.  Get ready to be wowed by the award winning films, making your own animation, videos, gifs, music, and showcase your talent together with professional media artists at the Richmond World Festival!

 

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Chiaroscuro

CHIAROSCURO

Lazarus decides to end his relationship with his wife and rebuild his life with his lover, Marianne. Lazarus is involved in a cyclical relationship where his lover and his wife are the same person. (Dir. Gustavo Gamero)

Crankyoldman

CRANKY OLD MAN

Cranky Old Man is a film inspired by the homonym poem by an anonymous author. It explores through a dreamlike atmosphere the cycle of life and in particular how things fall apart. But there is still hope. Underneath the wrinkly skin of an old, cranky and disillusioned man, there is still a person full of life. (Dir. Maria Piva)

Eidolono

EIDOLONO

A mixture of experimental images exploring the normal and the abnormal. Building to a decisive finale through rhythm and juxtaposition, Eidolon seeks to expose our relationship to the natural world. (Dir. Indie Filmmakers Lab)

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THE END

The inevitability of death and what happens when we die is one of the most common questions that we ask ourselves in our short life. Lana Bregar (director) is a 3rd year student of Secondary School for Design and Photography Ljubljana-photographic technician. She is interested in art film and photography. She has exhibited at various locations in Slovenia (Galerija Fotografija, City Museum of Ljubljana). She has made a few author short films and wrote the screenplay for which she won first prize at the Academy of Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana.

Espresso

ESPRESSO

MISTER WAITER? ONE MORE ESPRESSO PLEASE. NOBODY'S COMING. IS THERE SOMEBODY? WHO IS WHO? IN THIS URBAN CAF….SOME PEOPLE WAIT FOR ANSWERS, OTHERS FOR COFFEE. (Dir. Alexander Gratzer)

I Don't Want to Live Anywhere Else

I DON'T WANT TO LIVE ANYWHERE ELSE

Loneliness is hard to live in. Anton Forsdik (director) was born on May 9, 2001 in Östermalm, Stockholm, Sweden. He is an actor and producer, known for Animals I killed last summer (2012), Medicinen (2015) and Chasing Summers (2014). I hope this film will start a dialogue about what we see, who we are. It highlights an important social issue. Loneliness is a hell to live in.

lack

LACK

At some point in our lives we lose meaning, but do we find it again before we die? (Dir. Mai Alshaibani)

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LOUISA

Cake, croquettes, a box tree and a pair of woolly socks. A elderly lady with an overwhelming fondness for plants lives amid an accumulation of cupboards where the absurdest things can happen, although you probably wouldnít believe them. (Dir. Annechien Strouven)

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MILK&HONEY

Inspired by the imagery of Takashi Ito's A Silent Day, and Ophelia's suicide in Shakespeare's Hamlet, MILK&HONEY is an exploration of the comfort that can be found in death. Emily Bayrock is a 19 year old filmmaker from Vancouver, Canada. She began her career in film at the age of eight with Young Moviemakers film programs and has been in the industry every since. Since then she has worked on several collaborative projects, and is currently entering her second year of the SFU film program.

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ON AN ELECTRIC NIGHT

In his films, Calyx Passailaigue has created a world of pseudo-intellectuals and socio-paths, of foster home orphans and art house film directors. With his company PassAJoke Productions he writes, directs, produces and occasionally acts in his own short films. Currently in his third year at Ryerson University for Film Production, Calyx is interested in narratives that seek to challenge social norms and commentary on the art of filmmaking itself.

rain again

RAIN AGAIN

5 y. o. boy receiving a present from his father. But something goes wrong... (Dir. Sergey Klimenko)

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RETOX

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. (Dir. Elana Emer)

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SONAR

The film focuses on the idea of trading Arabian children. Mohammad Salam Ibrahim (director) was born in 1996 and is a student at the Institute of Fine Arts, Performing Arts Department Iraq - Basra.

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UNTITLED 2

Dir. Riley O'Neill

Vena

VENA

ìVenaî (vein in Romanian) is a stop motion short film painted on human skin. Parts of the body are staged in the frame to look like landscapes, making it difficult to recognize it for what it is. In this way, the body becomes the earth itself, alluding to a time before humanity. Andreea Sticlea is an animator and illustrator based in London. Her preferred medium for animation is stop motion and cut-out because of the handmade aesthetic and personal feel that it brings to a project.