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The Best of 2018 Punto y Raya Festival

Thursday, June 27, 2019

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Punto y Raya (Dot & Line), dubbed ’the most abstract festival in the world’ by the Japanese press, fosters experimentation in visual arts through the use of pure Form, Colour, Motion and Sound, avoiding direct representation. This renders it universal and timeless. Its mission is to recapture the spirit of Cinéma Pure and Absolute Film formulated by the European avant-garde in the 1920s, consolidating this unique artform laying at the intersection between Fine Arts and Media.

 

The festival takes place every two years in major venues in contemporary creation and new technologies. With seven installments under its belt and the most comprehensive online Catalogue and Resource Centre in the genre, Punto y Raya has established itself as the world benchmark for Abstract Art in Motion.

 

The following selection features the 18 finalist and awarded films in their latest edition, which took place in October 2018 at CeTA (Audiovisual Technology Center) in Wroclaw, Poland. The screening will be introduced by David Brody and complemented with 4 additional films produced in the NYC area, featuring a Q&A with filmmakers Sean Capone, Maria Constanza Ferreira, Steven Subotnick, and Victoria Bylin in person.


BEST OF PYR 2018 | Total
Runtime:
73 min.
   

“The Time Tunnel Remix” (dir. Dirk Koy)

02:35 · color · stop-motion · 2015 · Allschwil, Switzerland

“Discretization” (dir. Stain)

06:45 · color · cgi · 2018 · Moscow, Russia

“Snowflakes” (dir. Aitor Oñederra Aguirre)

03:00 · color · video-comp. · drawing · 2018 · Deva, Spain

“Mesophase” (dir. Espen Tversland)

04:30 · color · cgi · 2018 · Norway

“Geist” (dir. Matt Abbiss)

02:20 · b&w · drawing · 2018 · London, UK

“Function” (dir. Victoria Bylin)

05:07 · color · cgi · 2018 · Boston, MA, USA

“Sobling” (dir. Sune Petersen)

03:07 · color · cgi · 2016 · Odense, Denmark

“25/25” (dirs. Aga Jarzab & Maciej Baczyk) Second Prize + Audience Award

04:20 · color · cgi · drawing · 2018 · Wroclaw, Poland

“Little Boy” (dir. Kristian Pedersen)

05:20 · color · cgi · video-comp. · stop-motion · 2018 · Oslo, Norway

“Sillon 672” (dir. Bastien Dupriez)

04:35 · color · stop·motion · drawing · 2014 · Lille, France

“The Big Note” (dir. Shusaku Kaji)

03:00 · color · cgi · video-comp. · cameraless · 2018 · Osaka, Japan

“Katagami” (dir. Michael Lyons) Honorable Mention

03:15 · b&w · stop-motion · 2016 · Kyoto, Japan

“Silent Aesthetics / States of Matter” (dir. Peter Tomaszewicz)

02:00 · color · cgi · video-comp. · 2018 · London, UK

“Keep that Dream Burning” (dir. Rainer Kohlberger)

08:00 · b&w · cgi · 2017 · Vienna, Austria

“Arena” (dir. Páraic McGloughlin) Third Prize

01:30 · color · stop-motion · 2018 · Sligo, Ireland

“Quantum Fluctuations” (dir. Markos Kay)

04:10 · color · cgi · 2017 · London, UK

“Energy off” (dir. Nikita Liskov)

02:45 · b&w · drawing · 2017 · Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

“Study in Colour and Form I-IV” (dir. Jonathan Gillie) First Prize

03:15 · color · video-comp. · 2015 · Nottingham, UK

EXTRA FILMS FROM THE NEW YORK AREA | Total Runtime: 12 min.

“Proliferation 2018” (dirs. David Brody & Zig Gron)

03:34 · color · cgi · 2018 · New York, NY

“ASYNC” (dir. Sean Capone)

02:50 · color · cgi · 2017 · Brooklyn, NY

“Lattice” (dir. Maria Constanza Ferreira)

02:41 · color · video-comp. · stop·motion · 2017 · Providence, RI

“EDGE” (dir. Steven Subotnick)

03:15 · b&W · video-comp. · stop·motion · 2019 · Providence, RI

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  • Running Time 85 minutes