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2012 Antimatter Film Festival: Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ October 15, 2012

2012 Antimatter Film Festival poster featuring the moon capsule returning to Earth

The 15th annual Antimatter Film Festival is grinding out, as it always does, an incredible program of avant-garde and experimental short films and features from all over the world. The visual smorgasbord is assaulting Victoria, British Columbia on Oct. 12-20.

Some of the features include Matt McCormick‘s lyrical travelogue road trip The Great Northwest, Sabine Gruffat‘s Detroit & Dubai contrast and comparison I Have Always Been a Dreamer and Ben Rivers‘ acclaimed pastoral odyssey Two Years at Sea.

On the short film front, there’s Salise Hughes‘ vanishing Erasable Cities, Deborah Stratman‘s reworked silent film Village, silenced, Matt McCormick‘s meditation on abandoned spaces Future So Bright, Jem Cohen‘s portrait doc Crossing Paths With Luce Vigo, Lyn Elliot‘s stop-motion Another Dress, Another Button, Alyssa Timon’s A Dog Wearing Glasses; and tons more.

Plus, there’s the special “Home Movie Day” tribute to Victoria, BC on Oct. 20 featuring vintage 8mm, Super 8 and 16mm footage of Antimatter’s beloved home city.

The full film lineup is below, but for more info please visit the official Antimatter Film Festival lineup.

October 12

7:00 p.m.: “Square Dance Hypnotist”
The Yodeling Farmer, dir. Mike Maryniuk & John Scoles
Crop Duster Octet, dir. Gregg Biermann
László Lassú, dir. Ben Popp
Blanket Statement #1: Home Is Where the Heart Is, dir. Jodie Mack
The Magik Iffektor, dir. Christine Lucy Latimer
One Way to Find Out, dir. Scott Stark
Scarlet, dir. Sharon A Mooney
Square Dance Hypnotist, dir. Allan Brown
Elektrotechnique, dir. Lernert & Sander
Wingdings Love Letter, dir. Scott Fitzpatrick
Atomic Theory and Chemistry, dir. Jon Behrens
Hoshi Neko, dir. Emily Pelstring & Ruby Kato Attwood

9:00 p.m.: “Towards a Vanishing Point”
when the smog-filled wind began to howl, dir. Christina Battle
Remote, dir. Jesse McLean
Cuba Hecho a Mano, dir. Nick Caiazza
Jackson/Marker 4am, dir. Ruth Beckermann
Towards a Vanishing Point, dir. Chris Kennedy
Bust Chance, dir. Stephanie Barber
Moving Stories, dir. Nicolas Provost
The Voice of God, dir. Bernd Lützeler
In The Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails, dir. Fern Silva

October 13

7:00 p.m.: “Cutting Room”
This Charming Couple, dir. Alex MacKenzie
I for NDN, dir. Clint Enns & Darryl Nepinak
Postface, dir. Frédéric Moffet
Last Year, dir. Paul Wong
Re:, dir. Bruce
a little prayer (H-E-L-P), dir. Louise Bourque
Craig’s Cutting Room Floor, dir. Linda Scobie
arcana, dir. Henry Hills

9:00 p.m.: Intertidal, dir. Alex MacKenzie. Using both camera and non-camera techniques, this performance explores the tidal zones and marine life off the shores of British Columbia, inspired by the work of marine scientist Ed Ricketts and French filmmaker Jean Painlevé.

October 14

7:00 p.m.: “This Must Be the Place”
Sounding Glass, dir. Sylvia Schedelbauer
on the day it started there wasn’t a cloud in sight, dir. Christina Battle
Not Clear Cut, dir. Paul Turano
The Sea [is still] Around Us, dir. Hope Tucker
This Must Be the Place, dir. Luis Arnias
Up On the Farm, dir. Diane Nerwen
20Hz, dir. Semiconductor
Somnium, dir. Rosa Barba

9:00 p.m.: “Night Hunter”
something strangely familiar, dir. Aaron Munson
Ghost of Yesterday, dir. Tony Gault
Fin de Siècle, dir. Kathleen Quillian
Schwere Augen (Heavy Eyes), dir. Siegfried Fruhauf
A Catechism of Familiar Things, dir. Gina Marie Napolitan
My clothes were dragging me back, dir. Maria Magnusson
When Walt Whitman Was a Little Girl, dir. Jim Haverkamp
Polly, Jennifer and Melissa, dir. Diego Ramirez
Night Hunter, dir. Stacey Steers

October 15

7:00 p.m.: “A Party Record Packed with Sex and Sadness”
A Party Record Packed With Sex and Sadness, dir. Bobby Abate
One Storey, dir. A Moon
Iran to Texas: Major Scale/Minor Movement, dir. Nika Khanjani
In My Room, dir. Chance Taylor
Her Private London, dir. Sawit Prasertphan

9:00 p.m.: “Punch and Click”
Play Life Series, dir. Ella Raidel
Taipei Taxi, dir. Brian Lye
Punch and Click, dir. Shirin Mozaffari
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Gay, Gay, Gay, dir. Dayna McLeod
Another Day of Depression In Kowloon, dir. Ip Yuk-Yiu
Woodcarver, dir. Ehren BEARwitness Thomas & A Tribe Called Red
The Hottest Day of the Year, dir. Keren Cytter

October 16

7:00 p.m.: “I remember my dreams by the colour they are”
Paper Box, dir. Zbigniew Czapla
Meyer, dir. Sascha Quade
Crossing Paths with Luce Vigo, dir. Jem Cohen
The Tables Turned (An Evening Scene on the Same Subject), dir. Elizabeth Henry
I remember my dreams by the colour they are…, dir. Maria Magnusson
her silent life, dir. Lindsay McIntyre

9:00 p.m.: Two Years at Sea, dir. Ben Rivers. Jake is a hermit who lives in the forest near Aberdeenshire, Scotland trying to complete his mysterious projects.

October 17

7:00 p.m.: “Erasable Cities”
7246 120′ WE, dir. John Woods
Mi Barrio, dir. Elena Pardo
Missing Boy (The Path), dir. Robert Todd
A to A (Kreis Wr. Neustadt), dir. Johann Lurf
Erasable Cities, dir. Salise Hughes
where she stood in the first place, dir. Lindsay McIntyre
Tear It Up, Son!, dir. Ross E Nugent
Heart of Durham, dir. Joel Wanek

9:00 p.m.: I Have Always Been a Dreamer, dir. Sabine Gruffat.This documentary compares and contrasts a city on the rise — Dubai, UAE — and a city on the decline — Detroit, U.S.A.

October 18

7:00 p.m.: The Great Northwest, dir. Matt McCormick. After stumbling upon a scrapbook in a thrift store, McCormick re-traces a trip undertaken by four women over fifty years ago across the American northwest.

9:00 p.m.: “Everything Is Everyday”
Everything Is Everyday, dir. Patrick Tarrant
Pigs, dir. Pawel Wojtasik
Front Street Yard, dir. David Ellsworth
Manhole 452, dir. Jeanne Finley & John Muse
Sack Barrow, dir. Ben Rivers

October 19

7:00 p.m.: “Future So Bright”
Out of Order, dir. Panu Johansson
Eden, dir. Shinya Isobe
The Ride, dir. Stephan Richter
Eigenheim, dir. Anja Dornieden & Juan David Gonzalez Monroy
Modern Island, dir. Eva Kolcze
Future So Bright, dir. Matt McCormick

9:00 p.m.: “Communists Like Us”
Better Dead Than Read, dir. Stephan Richter & Marc Jago
Forsaken, dir. Heidi Phillips
New Empire, dir. Sasha Litvintseva
Village, silenced, dir. Deborah Stratman
Communists Like Us, dir. Les LeVeque
The Irlam House Bequest, dir. David Jacques

October 20

2:00 p.m.: “Tourist Season: Victoria Home Movie Day”
A collection of vintage 8mm, Super-8 and 16mm films all shot in Victoria from the ’30s to the ’80s.

7:00 p.m.: “I Am Into Your Fire”
Another Dress, Another Button, dir. Lyn Elliot
Are You My Mother?, dir. Margie Schnibbe
Apnoe (Apnea), dir. Harald Hund
Work in Progress, dir. Brent Coughenour
The Porthole, dir. Eugénie Cliche
In a Musty, Misty Thicket (Pöheikön Hönkä), dir. Maarit Suomi-Väänänen
I Am Into Your Fire, dir. Orland Nutt
The Seven Wonders, dir. Paul Tarragó

9:00 p.m.: “Fanfare for Marching Band”
A Dog Wearing Glasses, dir. Alyssa Timon
House Fuck, dir. Lyra Hill
all-around junior male, dir. Lindsay McIntyre
Cold Star, dir. Kai Stänicke
The Complect Voice (Suite for Birds and Mammals), dir. Julie Rooney & Jonathan Sokol
Combustion, dir. Renaud Hallée
Tenpin Arpeggio, dir. Scott Stark
zounk!, dir. Billy Roisz
American Discotheque Number One, dir. Deron Williams
Fanfare for Marching Band, dir. Danièle Wilmouth