In Silico Experimental Short Film Competition is made up of 17 films representing 10 countries.
“The eleventh edition of the In Silico Experimental Programme can be called nostalgic: 10 out of 17 films were made by the authors we are already familiar with. John Smith, as usual, playfully shoots a tragicomedy about quarantine (Citadel) from his own window; Hiroya Sakurai returns to the river for the eleventh time (The Stream XI); Bill Morrison digs a 100-year-old news film from the ground (Buried News), and the Neozoon team invites us to a pet paradise (Biting the Dust). Among the new names in our competition are Geoffroy de Crécy, Anya Tsyrlina, Maryam Tafakory. The topics vary from observing the glamorous life of the protozoa to semiotic animation of hard currency and exploring the world through a hole in one’s own head. The programme, as in previous years, leaves an impression of an improvised magical ritual designed to overcome the boundaries of human imagination – the only limitations of experimental filmmaking,” says Competition’s curator Mikhail Zheleznikov.