Preserving Cultural Traditions in a Period of Instability John and Henry Ford, Austria, 2004
3:00 min, 35 mm
A Stan Brackhage commentary on the rise of digital technologies punctuated by a monotonous and hypnotic sound loop shapes the structural character of the video footage.
Let Go Aviary Sookoon Ang, Singapore, 2004
3:20 min, DV
Solitude. The mind is at liberty to pursue such wonderful hobbies as reading, star gazing and bird watching.
Dream Lover Fondue Trixi Sweetvittles, USA, 2004
5:50, Mini DV
A hypnotic and melancholy film about searching for companionship and coming to terms with solitude.
H. Fatih Kizilgök, Turkey 2005
13:55 min, 35mm
Vignettes from an extraordinary but imperfect life that a couple created for themselves.
50 Feet that Shock the World John Cannizzaro, USA, 2003
2:30 min, DV
This stop motion homage to the silent Russian classics takes a twisted look at the ongoing war between film and video.
Yo Lo Vi Hanna Nordholt, Fritz Steingrobe, Germany, 2003
14:30 min, 35 mm
Only a person, a curious person, an amateur with only a notion of the historical facts of the matters depicted on this page would still experience a shock to his or her basic faculties.
Cultural Quarter Mike Stubbs, England, 2003
10:00 min, Betacam SP
A documentary confronting the audience with uncontrolled violence and the fact of observation.
Wasp Andrea Arnold, England, 2003
24:30 min, 35mm
At the end of the summer, worker wasps cannot find enough food to feet their larvae and they go in search of sweet things. While not particularly hostile, they will sting if aggravated.
September 4 8pm
Lost in America Paul/Menno de Nooijer, Netherlands, 2004
6:00 min, DV
Two naked men listen to a military training instruction tape.
No more Sympathy for Bastards and My Lover Patrick Tsai, USA, 2004
15:00 min, DV
A Taiwanese love story about a man who was so terrible to his wife, he was charming.
Demolition Entertainment Jörg Keweloh, Germany, 2004
5:00 min, Betacam SP
The material signs of industrial culture are vanishing in the Ruhr area, but things that vanish live on in images.
Hammer and Flame Vaughan Pilikian, GB/India, 2005
10 min, DV
There is a place on the coast of northern India where ships come to die. Most of the worlds' decommissioned ships are demolished here by women and men using the simplest tools.
Solace Jared Katsiane, USA, 2005
18:40 min, DV
A young man wanders through his neighborhood, meeting friends and strangers, seeking solace after the death of his friend.
Losing Touch Max Jänicke, Germany, 2002
5:30 min, Mini DV
When there is no white noise left and the world exists only in terms of 1 and 0, all that remains is the digital artifact.
Motten zum Licht Matthias Fritsch, Germany, 2004
18:00 min, Mini DV
Moths find there way at night by the position of the moon and thus often become victims of illusions, circling around streetlights for hours.
Nicolas Provost, Belgium, 2003
4:00 min, Betacam SP
Experimental computer animation
Provost subjects a number of fragments from a film by Kurosawa to a mirror effect. The "imploding butterfly" is a metaphor for the impossibility of love.
Post-Partum Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre, Canada 2004
9:30 min, Betacam Sp
Sensitive view into the past of three women: Child, mother and grandmother.
Jimmy Kasumi X, USA 2003
ZN Zeta Enne, Italy 2004
9:30 min, DV
An Italian group of artists' aimless journey captured in single steps.
Fliegenpflicht für Quadratköpfe Stephan Müller, Germany 2004
13:26 min, DV
My Life in Berlin , all my hobbies, hats weighing 10 tons and farting posters.
Grundig Super Stereo Klaus Hammerlindl, Germany 2004
2:10 min, Mini DV
My old cassette player has a button to switch from stereo to super stereo.
Hongkong Gerard Holthuis, Netherlands 1999
14:00 min, 35mm
"One could read the newspapers in the street," one passenger exclaimed. The film describes the experience of approaching the Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong.
Poppy Sophie Boord, Australia 2004
11:30 min, 16mm
A surreal Western. In a death-dream, two cowboys encounter the Black Rider.
Felicidade Emerson Schmidlin, Brazil 2005
6:30 min, 35mm
A beautiful landscape and yelled words about the punishment of being happy.
Trains of Winnipeg Clive Holden, Canada 2004
17:00 min, Betacam SP
An epic audiovisual poem winds through the remnants of the industrial age.
Hello. hello. can you hear us? Hello. "No Budget" speaking. our team is coming to your place. hello. yes. great. ok. thank you!
Tábor, September 2005. After travelling for a couple of months we arrived at CESTA, a beautiful place, open-hearted and open-minded. On our journey we collected many unknown, rare, and strange things. We saw butterflies of the fifth season, dying ships and invisible airplanes, played pool with Lenin, fought on the same side with forgotten cameras, had a vision of Future Noir and heavy flashbacks of reality. All this dressed as short films. Be surprised at confused, multiform, unstable and affecting films. We took the pearls with us and left the waste behind and now we invite you to look over or into short treasures three times.
the "No Budget" crew