UK Competition: Colouring Outside The Lines

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

19-01-22 UK Competition: Colouring Outside The Lines

Image: Diseased and Disorderly, Andrew Kötting, 2021

Focus your gaze towards the periphery and find a kaleidoscope of perspectives. These films explore sexual liberation via custom video game characters, a neurodiverse artist's psychedelic world, and a dreamlike meditation on Iranian cinema. Including work from Andrew Kötting (Lek And The Dogs, The Whalebone Box), Maryam Tafakory (I Have Sinned A Rapturous Sin), Remi Itani (Drought, A Long Breath).


Curated by Varun Raman

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

20:45

A Woman on the Internet (Or, The Eternal Scream)

A Woman on the Internet (Or, The Eternal Scream)

Jamie Janković

23'

2021

United Kingdom

A filmic response to Lynn Hershman Leeson’s text, Romancing the Anti-body (1995), exploring the jarring juxtapositions of friction, toxicity, joy and liberation that trans people, queers and femmes experience when playing as their own custom character creations in video game spaces.

5 Stars

5 Stars

Remi Itani, Aneesha Lowni

13'

2021

United Kingdom

Across three Uber journeys, a woman of colour explains who she is to people who have already made their mind up.

Come

Come

David McShane

6'

2021

United Kingdom

Finn takes a regular route into a hookup. But a story shifts the landscape, making his usual pathway out difficult to find.

Diseased and Disorderly

Diseased and Disorderly

Andrew Kötting

13'

2021

United Kingdom

DISEASED AND DISORDERLY is a film that uses the paintings, drawings and collages of the neurodiverse artist Eden Kötting to make imagistic gold. Assisted by her father Andrew Kötting, the 2D animator Glenn Whiting and the 3D animator Isabel Skinner the collaboration takes us on a phantasmagorical journey into a world of Eden’s making and then beyond.

Irani Bag

Irani Bag

Maryam Tafakory

8'

2021

United Kingdom

Using excerpts of films produced between 1990 and 2018, Irani Bag [7' Iran, Singapore, UK 2020] is a split-screen video essay questioning the innocence of bags in Iranian cinema.

Included in The Best Video Essays of 2020 by Sight&Sound magazine.

The Other End

The Other End

Nia Childs

15'

2021

United Kingdom

Shona's boyfriend hasn't come home. Fearing the worst, she sets out to find him.

All These Men That I've Done

All These Men That I've Done

Lorraine Nolan, Mark Daly

9'

2021

United Kingdom

Four women explore the constructs that have helped shape their sexual confidence.