2016 Iris Film Festival
- Directed By: Multiple Directors
- Shorts Program
- 90 Minutes
- Friday, January 22, 2016 6:30 p.m.
The Iris Film Festival showcases innovative, inspired, and engaging films and videos in the short format, many of which originate from members of the Bloomington and Indiana University communities. (HDCam Presentation)
The program includes:
Director: Rose Harding
A girl dances in white room wearing headphones. Her back is turned to the audience and she is wearing headphones, not giving the audience access to her euphoria. The film was made on a Macbook computer using its camera, mimicking tools of consumer culture while simultaneously affirming the power of the individual to control how she is seen.
Follies - Amongst Silhouettes
Directed by Brandon Walsh
An experimental music video for the Bloomington, IN-based solo project Follies, inspired by the editing techniques of Martin Arnold.
Directed by Christopher Green
A local street grifter sets out for a hard day's work.
Human Body and How it Works
Directed by Matt Lutz
A contemplation of general education, its tedium, and its relation to us.
(Im)paired Part 1
Directed by Marie Richardson
An improvisational dance inspired by the topic of illness and identity, this experimental video includes 22 unique prints created by photo etching. The prints freeze time and reveal the organs and disease within the body.
Directed by Joshua Krathwohl
A hook up goes awry and turns into a discussion about religion.
Unbeknownst to the Participants at Hand (Part III)
Directed by Sarah Dunevant
A music video created for Bloomington, IN-based experimental music composer/performer Drekka that uses video to in a way that mimics the layers and fragmentary nature of Drekka’s music.
Landscapes of His Identity
Directed by Julide Etem
An ethnographic film that explores the layers of memory of Hasan, a graduate student at Indiana University, from Turkey to Bloomington.
Directed by Brandon Walsh with music by Andrew Bird
A found footage exploration made for the memory of the filmmaker’s grandfather, this piece draws from familial found footage shot in 1966-7 in Farmingdale, New Jersey.
Directed by Yunjin Woo
Sneeze explores the involuntary expulsion of air and bodily fluid as an allegory of social ruptures that might mediate infectious resistance.
Directed by Liz Clayton Scofield
Experimenting with generating value for their identity, body, and narrative, artist Liz Clayton Scofield’s A Commercial comes from an interest in what does or does not have social or cultural value in our society.
Directed by Emelie Flower and Ian Coles-Ketcham
A brief look at artist Ian Coles-Ketcham, as he speaks of his creative and personal past, present, and future.
Losing Sleep - People in Glasshouses Sink Ships
Directed by Eric Ayotte
A music video for the UK-based band Losing Sleep filmed in several locations around Bloomington, IN.
Directed by Eri Rolland
Exploring the constraints of sexuality and sexual intimacy, Intimate Constraints exposes ingrained foundations of guilt and confinement associated with intimate interaction through visual representation.
Directed by Margaret Orr
A journey through the mind of a depressed individual.
Directed by Patrick Stefaniak, Liz Clayton Scofield, and Cassie Harner
You are what you eat and everything is corn. A stop-motion animation by HSSaLPaCaHSS.
Directed by Jeremiah Kipp
After a woman awakens in a terrifying setting, she begins seeking companionship but, as the film unfolds, a sinister pattern is revealed. Progeny is a beautifully shot, terrifying exploration of lust and hunger.
Directed by Eric Ayotte
Barry Townes is an everyday kind of guy.
The 10th annual Iris Film Festival is presented by the Cinema and Media Studies in the Media School.
Festival Director: Russell Sheaffer
Programmers: Jamie Hook, Eric Zobel, and Heather Sheaffer
Best Narrative Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Experimental Film