We’re experiencing a moment when online life must become more human and humane, and when internet users are demanding transparency and accountability in the bargains they strike online every day.
Join us for a collection of short films about you, me, and the Internet.
Kevin Byrnes | USA | 4
"Artifice" chronicles the demise of a relationship between an Apple iPhone and an Amazon Echo. While an esteemed director frets about the passion in their performances, we get an absurd glimpse into the future of our relationship with technology.
Birth of the Camera Phone
Jonathan Ignatius Green | USA | 4
This short documentary/narrative hybrid retells the story of inventor Phillippe Kahn as he pioneered the world's first camera phone and photo-sharing network. On June 11th, 1997, Kahn was also occupied with another event, namely, the birth of his daughter Sophie, but that didn't stop him for testing and finishing the invention that eventually become an indispensable part of modern life.
Call of Comfort
Brenda Lien | Germany | 4
“Please agree to terms and conditions to be a part of the community,”says the Big Data crystal ball as it bathes you in positive affirmations and hyper-personalized ads, “All for your own benefit, of course.” You are a neverending energy source. Feel your body becoming heavy, and just say "Yes!"
Call of the Wild
NEOZOON | Germany | 4
The found footage collage, "Call of the Wild," deals with humans who practice a form of guttural singing. The work questions the perception of music as an expression of the negative aspects of the world and explores the supposedly evil, sonic analogy of the animal in man.
Christian Kozlowski | USA | 8
George fears his phone calls are being tapped. Please take out your cellular devices and make his nightmare a reality.
A Day in the Park
Diego Porral | Spain | 3
A monologue by a grandfather who explains to his grandkid how things used to be... or maybe how they are now.
Sarah Veltmeyer | Netherlands | 12
The brothers Andi (13) and Florist (20) live in a poor, desolate village in Kosovo. By selling milk, they earn just enough money to support the family. When Andi discovers a card of a Dutch porn star in their bedroom, he needs a telephone to watch it. He is so obsessed with it, he doesn’t notice his brother has chosen this day to say goodbye to him.
Misinfo Nation: Misinformation, Democracy, and the Internet
Stuart Langfield | USA | 6
In today’s media climate, it’s becoming harder and harder to tell what’s real and what isn’t. Every day, we’re bombarded with (mis)information that’s trying to change the way we think about our government, our leaders, and even each other. But while it may seem like we’re living in a world divided, the truth out there. And we have the ability to vote and shape our world, based upon it.
Brett Gaylor and Darren Pasemko | Canada | 2
In the fall of 2017, I replaced my aging cellphone with a new device. While setting up my new phone with a Google account, I noticed that every voice search made over the last year had been saved and was available for playback. I also noticed that a high number of these searches had been made by my five-year-old son. I teamed up with my friend Darren Pasemko to animate what I discovered.
Charlie Lyne | England | 18
In December 2016, an armed man stormed a Washington D.C. pizza parlour in search of a non-existent child sex ring he'd read about online. What can his story teach us about knowledge, belief and the stories we choose to put our faith in?
Claudius Gentinetta | Switzerland | 4
In a veritable firework display of digital self-portraits, hundreds of quaint, embarrassing and dreadfully disturbing selfies were arranged in a unique short film composition. Single photos, artistically reworked, consolidate to form a ghastly grin that outshines the abyss of human existence.
TJ O’Grady Peyton, Benjamin Clear | Ireland | 14
A man wakes from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognizable language baffling linguistic experts from around the globe.