Sunday, March 24, 2013

Disposable Film Festival

Disposable Film Festival @ the Castro Theatre
March 21st 8-10pm

Film is too important to be left to the experts, and so are the events happening in SF. This was the Disposable Film Festival's seventh annual premiere, and my big 50th event crash! The Disposable Film Festival (DFF) highlights filmmakers from all over the world with the best short films made by everyday equipment such as mobile phones, webcams, and screen capture tools.  The first year of this film festival, it was thought that making a film on your cell phone was a weird, experimental idea. My four favorite films of the evening goes to show how far disposable can go (still weird, but also now incredible). 

Solo Piano by Anthony Sherin. On a cold winter morning, a lone piano stands curbside in New York City. Passersby slow, stop, and play. Some play well. All day long they collect and disperse, and into the night they measure and shove and deliberate. What if...? Can we take it? Who abandons a piano? Plinking slightly out-of-tune over the white noise of Broadway's cars, buses, ticks, and sirens, the piano awaits its fate. A 5-minute film of the last 24 hours of a once-wanted piano.

MALARIA by Edson Oda. MALARIA tells the story of Fabiano, a young Mercenary who is hired to kill Death. This intriguing short film combines Origami, Kirigami, Time Lapse, nakin illustration, Comic Books and Western Cinima.

Delta Heavy by Ian Robertson. Offers a stop-motion slaughter of some classic games like Hungry Hippo, Connect4 and Rubik Cubes (80 cubes to be exact). Displaying over three thousand photographs in four minutes, this ambitious collision of games and butcher utensils destroys toys and feeds the debris into a mincer while chopping up to dub-step beats.

Tape Generations by Johan Rijpma. Large groups of tape rolls go through a long process of development and degeneration. The extremely slow paced life of these objects is revealed within an isolated space where everything starts from a symmetric composition, with unpredictable movements that somehow feel familiar.

CRASHED IT putting disposable on display with DFF as my 50th event crash! 

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. -Gandhi and I

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