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Occupied Territories

The world we live in is full of strange and hidden things. These films teach us to look anew at what’s in front of our eyes, to dissect the built environment, examine the landscape and experience how the moving image constructs the objects of our gaze.

Helen de Witt

Sons of Unless and Children of Almost (official theatrical trailer)

Open image gallery

  • Director Phil Coy
  • UK 2014
  • 3 mins

Abstracted animated gifs occupy the screen space structured in patterns that lead to a dramatic climax.

45 7 Broadway

Open image gallery

  • Director Tomonari Nishikawa
  • USA 2013
  • 5 mins

Black and white over-lapping images of Times Square printed onto coloured paper to crate a throbbing image of the city.


Open image gallery

  • Director Robbrecht Desmet
  • Belgium-Netherlands 2013
  • 12 mins

The Flemish city captured with the precision of a Flemish genre painting though taut editing and framing that invites us to examine every detail.

Béton Brut

Open image gallery

  • Director Timothy Smith
  • UK 2014
  • 5 mins

London’s brutalist architecture reveals its complex structural and multi-textured beauty.


Open image gallery

  • Director Thomas Drachen
  • Austria 2014
  • 16 mins

Vienna’s unique Church of the Most Holy Trinity, a walk-in sculpture by architect Fritz Wotruba, is reconstructed into a new narrative through the assemblage of photographs.

The Take-Up

Open image gallery

  • Director Patrick Tarrant
  • UK 2014
  • 11 mins

A demonstration of ‘light bending’ as a single take and variable speed flicker effect animated an architectural environment.


Open image gallery

  • Director David Leister
  • UK 2014
  • 6 mins

The 16mm image of domestic blinds also forms the optical soundtrack, making the contained domestic environment dazzle.

From A to B

Open image gallery

  • Director Julia Dogra-Brazell
  • UK 2014
  • 1 mins

A brief moment of life flies past, filmed in flickers in front of Andy Warhol’s Empire State Building.

Dog People

Open image gallery

  • Directors Anja Dornieden, Juan David González Monroy
  • Germany 2014
  • 25 mins

Set in the future, this is the bizarre history of a colonial Admiral and the brutality he inflicted on the mythical Dog People as he searched for South American gold.


Open image gallery

  • Director Toby Tatum
  • UK 2014
  • 3 mins

If you look carefully, monsters of the prehistoric past will emerge from the landscape around you.

Total running time 87 mins

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