Thursday, January 30th 7pm
D. Masa Zia Lenardic & Anja Wutej/Slovenia/2013/96:00/Documentary
Queer Artivism offers an insight into five different queer film festivals through video footage and interviews with the organizers. It is a tribute to queer film festivals and presents different points of view on the current status of queer film festivals and queer films. Throughout the documentary interviewees (festival organizers, filmmakers and musicians) share their personal stories and elaborate on the importance of queer film festivals and queer film, opening a new space for discussion, reflection and evaluation of queer film festivals and queer film in today’s society.
Preceded by short films I Love My Skin & Gay Goth Scene
D. Terry Haines /4:13min /Canada/2012
A quirky conversation about the affects of colonialism on the minds of First Nations children.Filmmaker and visual artist, Terry Haines is a non-status Aboriginal who has lived in Vancouver for over twelve years but is from British Columbia’s interior. His works have been presented at many film festivals including the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, the Dawson City International Short Film Festival and the IMAGeNation Aboriginal Film and Video Festival in Vancouver.
This music video for Canada’s The Hidden Cameras paints a portrait of a young boy who finds school a living hell. He decides to put an end to it. Trigger Warning: Teen Suicide and Bullying.
Kai Stanicke’s stylish interpretation of Din (A) Tod’sCold Star screened to great reviews at Reelout 13. Next to his work on set of feature films, Kai Stänicke produces and directs short films and music videos. His films were shown in festivals all over the world (Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Paris, Berlin, Melbourne, Tel Aviv, Mumbai) and received both critical acclaim and awards.