Daily archives: 29/08/2020

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SEAFF IV | Silver Seeds | Kim Collmer

Based on methods found in early fantasy cinema, Silver Seeds unveils a microcosmic world full of desire, longing and dreams. In this world two friends go about their daily lives, while also imagining journeys to the sky. There is a logic to this strange place, but this logic is eventually disrupted. Stop motion animation is used to depict the very human desire to move beyond the physical constraints of existence. The results is a spiritual awakening, a synthesis of the material and the immaterial and the acknowledgment of the complexities of being human. The film is also a metaphor for digital media and film, Silver Seeds paying homage to the “silver screen”.

Kim Collmer is an American artist based in Cologne, Germany. In her practice, she negotiates memory, fantasy, and humor to question historical and contemporary notions of progress and development. Working with traditional animation techniques, video, and collage, her work often pays tribute to forgotten “futuristic” spaces. Collmer develops and explores, these environs through an expansive use of materials that she further manipulates through editing and compositional strategies. Her work has been described as having “an epic sweep” by the New York Times, and she has been compared to Alexander Calder for the childlike charm of her films by the New Yorker.

SEAFF IV | Full program & audience award voting | Free, online & pandemic friendly

We’re thrilled to finally bring you the fourth edition of Stockholm Experimental and Animation Film Festival, all online and completely free of charge. This edition has been delayed several times, most recently due to the ongoing pandemic. Below are 33 terrific short films for your enjoyment, available until September 12th. Watch them, attend our Facebook event, vote for the audience award below, take care of each other and wash your hands regularly. Winners will be announced in late September.

Experimental shorts
The Stag’s Mirror Robin Starbuck, USA
pipe Felix Kruis, Germany
Spines Sois de Traca, UK
The Place From Where I Write You Letters Nikolina Bogdanović, Croatia
Boom -> Bust (Vicious Cylcles #1) Wobbe F. Koning, US
A fixed answer Britany Gunderson, US
1958 Delivery Elysa Wendi, Hong Kong
Silver in the Churn Jasper Lee, US
Magnitude Kai Welf Hoyme, Germany
Move John Graham, Canada
Strange Animal Arthur B. Senra, Brazil

Animated shorts
Ice Time (Temps de Glace) Rachel Samson, Canada
Silver Seeds Kim Collmer, Germany
Not Your Panda Tigris Alt Sakda, Canada
Freeze Frame Soetkin Verstegen, Belgium
Horizon Leap Beata Pantya, Hungary
Animated shorts, continued
Temptation Ivan Arkhipov, Russia
Bay of Plenty Milva Stutz, Switzerland
Now 2 Kevin Eskew, US
Get up, Pierrot Gurleen Rai & F. Anthony Shepherd, US
Postpartum Henriette Rietz, Germany
The Opposites Game Anna Samo & Lisa LaBracio, US
Top 5 Animation Containers Ben Wheele, UK
Western Lily Windsor, US
Airship of unknown direction Alexandra Galitskova, Russia
Alma Michelangelo Fornaro, Italy
Castle Ryotaro Miyajima, Japan
Wind Dana Sink, US
Floatl Jan Luis Gottwald, Germany
The Hole Will Kim, US
Prey Jing Sun, China/US
Love Me, Fear Me Veronica Solomon, Germany
Nuit chérie (Sweet Night) Lia Bertels, Belgium
Coming Soon
Audience Award Poll
Temps de Glace (Ice Time)
Silver Seeds
The Stag's Mirror
Not Your Panda
Freeze Frame
Horizon Leap
Bay of Plenty
Now 2
The Place From Where I Write You Letters
Boom -> Bust (Vicious Cylcles #1)
Get Up, Pierrot
A Fixed Answer
The Opposites Game
Top 5 Animation Containers
1958 Delivery
Silver in the Churn
Airship of Unknown Direction
The Hole
Love Me, Fear Me
Strange Animal
Nuit chérie (Sweet Night)