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The 16th International Festival
Signes de Nuit

Bangkok
Thaïland
June 2 - 10, 2018


 
Reading Room
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AWARD CELEBRATION

Short Film Competition

June 2 - 10, 2018

Thai Film Archive
Reading Room
Bangkok / Thailand

 

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Short film Competition

Main Award


The Good Education
Gu Yu

  

The Good Education

ASIA PREMIERE

 

 


The Good Education
Gu Yu

Irland, China
2017 | 0:29:00

The school year is coming to an end for Peipei, an aspiring artist from Henan. Abandoned by her parents and treated as a scapegoat by her classmates and teachers, this wild flower has never conformed to the rules of an institution.


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Special Mention

Gaze
Negah
Farmoosh Samadi



Gaze

THAILAND PREMIERE

 


Gaze
Negah
Farmoosh Samadi

Iran
2017 | 0:14:28


On her way back from work a woman witnesses something happening in the bus and she has to decide if she reveals it or not.


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Signs Award

Bonobo
Zoel Aeschbacher
 The Signs Award honors films, which treat an important subject in an original, convincing and surprising way.



Bonobo

ASIA PREMIERE

 


Bonobo
Zoel Aeschbacher

Switzerland
2017 | 0:19:00

A mosaic of interrelated characters living in the same social housing project and all in search of happiness, forgiveness and meaning.



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Special Mentions for The Signs Award

Salvation
Thóra Hilmarsdóttir

Sub Terrae
Nayra Sanz Fuentesn



Salvation

ASIA PREMIERE

 


Salvation
Thóra Hilmarsdóttir

Irland, Sweden
2017 | 0:20:00


Katrín wakes up in the hospital after a serious car accident to find that she has received a life-saving blood transfusion. However, the religious cult she belongs to forbids such things. As Katrín struggles to reconcile this conflict with her church and family, she begins to become obsessed with the stranger whose blood is now flowing through her veins.


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Sub Terrae

THAILAND PREMIERE

 


Sub Terrae
Nayra Sanz Fuentesn

Spain
2017 | 0:07:00


A picture of the future, taken in the present, offering a glimpse of our fate if we remain quagmired in this system. hot in Rumichaca Market in Bogotá, this film looks at plants from a different perspective: their relationship with the cosmos and the Colombian countryside.


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Night Award

Recover
Dirk de Bruyn

 The Night Award honors films, which are able to balance ambiguity and complexity characterized by enigmatic mysteriousness and subtleness, which keeps mind and consideration moving. 



Recover

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

 


Recover
Dirk de Bruyn

Australia
2017 | 0:08:29

Like an inexplicable dream, erratic gestures come to the surface. Re-cover splits its two meanings and pits then against each other. A Janus-faced melting pot of dust, sentence fragments, gestures and flash frames. This Found Footage Film is a technological situation, a black hole devouring itself. It is a cancer in denial of its own narrative. Re-cover salvages the lingering fragments of a lost history through the very act of burial.


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Director Statement :
I am indebted to the festival for this encouragement. I extract my pleasure from trying to talk about hidden and ambiguous issues in subtle ways that somehow address this new technological situation we find ourselves in. Now I can delude myself with the belief that I am making headway in this. Again, this really helps keep me going.
 

 

 
Special Mention for The Night Award

From the Dark Dephts
Kiri Dalena

3 Dreams of Horses
Mike Hoolboom




From the Dark Dephts

 


From the Dark Dephts
Kiri Dalena

Philippinnes
2017 | 0:27:00


A woman mourns the drowning of a young communist revolutionary that took place years ago. She sinks into herself and recreates a story that coalesces memory, delirium, and forgetting.


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3 Dreams of Horses

ASIA PREMIERE

 


3 Dreams of Horses
Mike Hoolboom

Canada
2018 |0:05:30


Film is made out of gelatin that comes from horses. They’re waiting to be slaughtered, so that pictures can be made. Many years ago we learned the language of our masters. Though we couldn’t help wondering why so few of you bothered to learn ours. Three scenes featuring horses, remembering Jacinto. The first is a daytime forest haunting that winds up at a carousel, the second a rainy street in Portugal, the finale a nighttime vigil of fire and water. A triptych in which the figure of the horse becomes a medium for meditation on its various incarnations as symbol, domesticated animal for human domination, and its abstract power as spirit.


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