Short Cuts VII: Space Time Being

  • Directed by Various
  • International, 2015, 94 mins.

Six international shorts.

Parallel universes, bi-location, autohypnosis, alternate dimensions, and past lives: this program of new experimental films, programmed and introduced by Cinema Project, follows the idea that mental movement between imagined, physical, or psychological spaces is also at the core of the cinematic experience.


A Distant Episode

DIRECTOR: Ben Rivers – (United Kingdom)

A meditation on the illusion of filmmaking, shot behind-the-scenes on a film being made on the otherworldly beaches of Sidi Ifni, Morocco. (18 mins.)


Bunte Kuh

DIRECTOR: Ryan Ferko, Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushapour – (Canada, Germany)

Through a flood of images and impressions, and weaving together the temporal realities of two separate vacations, a narrator attempts to recall a family holiday. (6 mins.)


Cinema Concret

DIRECTOR: Makino Takashi – (Japan)

Inspired by the techniques of musique concrète, Takashi forms abstract images made from concrete ones visualized as a shimmering portal of gradually changing colors. (25 mins.)


Deep Sleep

DIRECTOR: Basma Alsharif – (Greece, Malta, Palestine)

A hypnosis-inducing, pan-geographic shuttle built on brainwave-generating binaural beats that take us on a journey through the sound waves of Gaza to travel between different sights of modern ruin. (13 mins.)


Mad Ladders

DIRECTOR: Michael Robinson – (United States)

Heavily processed video footage from 1980s and early 1990s awards ceremonies are blended beneath the prophetic ramblings of an unseen narrator. (10 mins.)


Towards the Possible Film

DIRECTOR: Shezad Dawood – (Morocco, United Kingdom)

A study in parallel universes set as a hazy golden dream in which blue-skinned astronauts emerge from the ocean waves on the beaches of Sidi Ifni, Morocco. (20 mins.)

Films in this Program

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A Distant Episode

Directed by Ben Rivers

A meditation on the illusion of filmmaking, shot behind-the-scenes on a film being made on the otherworldly beaches of Sidi

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Bunte Kuh

Directed by Parastoo Anoushahpour, Ryan Ferko, Faraz Anoushapour

Through a flood of images and impressions, and weaving together the temporal realities of two separate vacations, a narrator attempts

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Cinema Concret

Directed by Makino Takashi

Inspired by the techniques of musique concrète, Takashi forms abstract images made from concrete ones visualized as a shimmering portal

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Deep Sleep

Directed by Basma Alsharif

A hypnosis-inducing, pan-geographic shuttle built on brainwave-generating binaural beats that take us on a journey through the sound waves of

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Mad Ladders

Directed by Michael Robinson

Heavily processed video footage from 1980s and early 1990s awards ceremonies are blended beneath the prophetic ramblings of an unseen

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Towards the Possible Film

Directed by Shezad Dawood

A study in parallel universes set as a hazy golden dream in which blue-skinned astronauts emerge from the ocean waves

Genres: Short