BAGEROO PROGRAM 2
After so much delay, anticipation, and growth over the pandemic, the8fest is proud to showcase two volumes of our Bageroo program, selected from our open call for submissions in 2021. In our 15th year, we've been able to look at some of the nuances and importance of preserving, maintaining, and celebrating small-gauge filmmaking in a world now heavily dependent on digital communication.
Nada El Omari and Sonya Mwambu
2:53 / Canada / 2022 / Double 8mm / Sound
Unknowingly, we’ve found new spaces, filled with stories and thoughts, new sounds and trees, new times, all travelling - always and forever - on top and through one another.
3:28 / Belgium / 2015 / Super 8
A black and white translation of the invisible wind that is sculpting the water while passing by with reflection of the sunlight.
Diary of a Shadow of the Spirit of the Eternal Anxiety of a Disappearing Man Caught in the Web of Society: The Movie
3:20 / Canada / 2021 / Super 8 / Sound
This is one of those really boring, pretentious, and self-indulgent cartoons where the white, male self-insert protagonist just stands around like some angsty French revolutionary, whilst the voice-over narration delivers a rambling personal anecdote.
3:29 / Canada / 2021 / Super 8 / The licensed soundtrack is "Gladiolus Rag," by Domansed.
Ersatz cats play while the master's away - 'til they're caught in the act! People playing cats playing people playing cats.
3:10 / Canada / 2021 / Super 8 / "Black Coral" by Vision Fortune (with permission)
Inspired by Popcorn Dan (Coxon), the gregarious 3rd class popcorn vendor aboard the RMS Titanic, this film tells an alternative version of his story through a prairie cult lens.
1:35 and 1:20 / Canada / 2020 - 2022 / Super8
Whipping a Shitty: Or, Idling (Donuts) 1 and 2 is a visual reflection on idling and the passing of time on the colonized lands of Regina, Saskatchewan (Treaty 4 territories).
2:15 / Brazil / 2021 / Super 8 / Magnetic sound on film
How can one go against the system when you are part of it?
Lea Rose Sebastianis
2:38 / Canada / 2022 / Super 8 / Artist: Davrielle, Song writers: Davrielle, Song Producer: Amateur Painter, recorded at Cool Tie Records
7:43 / United States / 2019 / Super 8 / Digital transfer / Silent
A short, silent film based on a poem concerning the interior, dream-like experiences of an individual through love and loss.
3:11 / Canada / 2021 / Hand-processed Super 8, black & white / Silent
With a Super 8 cartridge I shot moons ago, labelled "unknown," I'm back in the darkroom after some months. Ah, it's the river near home!
5:20 / Canada / 2021 / Super 8 blown up to 16mm / Digital transfer / Sound
An introspective reflection of family life during a succession of lockdowns and part of a continuing series that reimagines familial uses for photographic imaging.
3:14 / Canada / 2022 / Super 8 / Sound
where we are is always too far away is an auto-portrait conceived as a diptych, presenting linear and non-linear spaces as a transient body.
2:50 / Austria & India / 2022 / Super 8 / Digital transfer / Sound
The film sketchily describes states and conditions of traveling, conquering, migrating.