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Monday 18 March 2024


This screening features 6 short films, and will be followed by a free drink. All films are in English OR have English subtitles.​

@ Velvet Room, Alpacastraat 29, 9000 Gent

Tickets are 6 euros (incl. a free drink). Tickets for this screening are available online.

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After Winter, Cherry Blossoms (United States) by Jil Guyon

The cherry blossom tree heralds the end of winter and the arrival of Spring. In After Winter, Cherry Blossoms a blossoming cherry tree is the starting point for a visual investigation of mortality and re-birth. Through the application of imaging effects, glowing pink blossoms transfigure into a mesmerizing kaleidoscopic display. The intricate patterns that unfold bathe the viewer in a lush, digitized floral world. Both euphoric and serene, the cherry tree is a timeless metaphor for human existence—a melancholic yet glorious reminder of the fragility and transience of life.

Running time: 00:02:55

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What If Women Ruled The World? (Italy) by Giulia Magno

Judy Chicago (b. 1939) is one of the most influential artists of our time. Her work has been essential in creating a space for feminism within a male-dominated art world, and continues to empower women of all walks of life. Punk musician Nadya Tolokonnikova (b. 1989) founded Russian dissident feminist group Pussy Riot. She served two years in prison over an anti-Putin performance in 2012. Judy and Nadya decided to join forces to inspire people to imagine a different, more humane world. “What If Women Ruled The World?” chronicles their first historic collaboration.

Running time: 00:07:00

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Longing In Me (Germany) by Julian Wonn

Dita Rita Scholl has been an actor and pioneer of queer performance art since the 1970s. Having experienced frequent rejection throughout life, Rita developed a strong longing for physical and emotional touch. Longing in Me provides intimate insight into the search for human connection and how this endless hunger can be satisfied through tantric rituals.

Running time: 00:10:00


Calf (Belgium) by Tuur Oosterlinck

An adolescent became a victim of senseless violence. He arrives home and is confronted by his mother.

Running time: 00:13:17


Forsaken (Tunisia) by Aziz Shennawy

Mariem, in her thirties, decides to treat herself to a vacation. She finds the body of a Sub-Saharan African man drowned in front of her balcony. No one bothered to offer him any help. Upon discovering the victim's identity, humanity prevailed over fear and the strangeness of "the other".

Running time: 00:14:00

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Leaving Chouchou (France) by Lucie Demange

It's the holidays at my mother’s place. The atmosphere is tense: she doesn't accept that I'm not the feminine daughter she always dreamed of having. In addition, she is in the middle of her breakup with my stepfather. The holidays are going to be hectic...

Running time: 00:31:00

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