Twisted Oyster Film & New Media Festival
July 20 - August 5
The fourth annual Twisted Oyster Film Festival (TOFF) will open on July 20 with its theme “Vital Signs.”
The experimental film festival leads the way in finding works that push the boundaries with its content and narrative storytelling. With a mission to bridge culture, society and technology, the festival this year will highlight filmmakers and artists from all over the world, whose works open a dialogue on the planet's fragility, the human footprint and its impact.
The festival seeks to include works that focus on global warming, species in extinction, dependency of natural resources. Each year the festival opens with a Time-based Media Art Exhibition, and this year the festival called for installation works, web, virtual and augmented reality art and experimental photography.
This year’s exhibition takes place from July 20 to August 5, 2018 at the Zhou B Art Center's second-floor gallery — the festival’s largest space yet. It will include three days of Film Screenings from July 18 through July 20, a Meet and Greet with filmmakers on the 18th, and an Artist Dialogue on the 19th. A second iteration of the show will take place in Miami, Florida in a future date.
The festival works with young artists as part of its Outreach Program to connect them with filmmakers and to introduce them to filmmaking and video art. This year TOFF is inviting high school students to submit their works and will invite the accepted applicants to share the space with the other filmmakers.
More information on the festival can be found here: www.twistedoysterfilmfestival.com
SCREENING PROGRAM 7/18, 6:30-9:45 PM:
Cinema 1: Feature Docs
Veins in the Gulf (1:18:07) – USA
The Reluctant Radical (1:40:00) – USA
Cinema 2: Short Shorts
In My Nature (03:49), video poetry – South Africa
On Destruction and Preservation (32:33), standard doc– Norway
The Tiny Things (12:36), experimental doc – USA
Jewels of the Gulf (16:40), standard doc – USA
Adventures of Zack and Molly (11:00), animation (USA)
Nature: All Rights Reserved (21:55), experimental short (Netherlands)
SCREENINGS PROGRAM 7/19, 6:30-9:45 PM:
Cinema 1: Short & Feature
Greetings from Kropsdam (23:40), Fiction – Netherlands
Ouroboros (09:00), Video art – USA
Pacificum (1:15:35), Documentary – Peru
Cinema 2: Short Shorts
A Plastic Ocean (01:40:01), Documentary – UK/Hong Kong
Beyond Delta (07:30), Video art – USA
Saving Atlantis (01:15:10), Documentary – USA
SCREENINGS PROGRAM 7/20, 6:00-10:00 PM:
N.00090007 (03:17), Video art – USA
Chasing Coral (01:29:18), Documentary – USA
Becoming Visible (33:00), Experimental doc – South Africa*
Daughter of the Lake (01:28:15), Documentary – Peru
Anthropocene (05:11) – Experimental – USA*
*Juror’s Choice Award
About Twisted Oyster Film Festival
Twisted Oyster Film Festival furthers the craft of filmmakers by showcasing and promoting the work of both aspiring and established artists. The annual festival explores topics that bridge culture, society and technology through its the contents of the programming, while focusing on engagement, enhancing access, and raising awareness on social issues through event design and curation.