Onion City Film Festival

Thanks for joining us for 2016! It was a fantastic year. 

 

Onion City Awards:

First Place: Many Thousands Gone
Ephraim Asili

Second Place: Something Between Us
Jodie Mack

Third Place: Mad Ladders
Michael Robinson

 

Honorable Mentions:

Notes from the Interior
Ben Balcom

Aswirl Alight Aight
Tommy Heffron

Azimuth
KaSandra Skistad

Psychic Driving
William E. Jones

Prima Materia
Charlotte Pryce

Occidente
Ana Vaz

Join us next year for the 28th Onion City Experimental Film Festival.

Saturday, March 23 | Ephemerality Means No One Can Take It From You

5:30pm | 54 min


Riffing on Lauren Berlant’s concept of lateral agency, these works allow themselves to gently bob in the water, observing specific moments, stories, and personal confessions without judgement, relishing in the space they create. Title by Alex Bliziotis.

Filmmakers Jillian Musielak (WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR) and Cecelia Condit (WE WERE HARDLY MORE THAN CHILDREN) will be in attendance for a short Q&A following the screening!


What I'm Looking For    The value of pop music lies not on the surface, but in how it scratches through the surface, where music becomes non-music.  Jillian Musielak  USA, 2018, 6:48 mins  Visit the   artist’s website here  .

What I'm Looking For

The value of pop music lies not on the surface, but in how it scratches through the surface, where music becomes non-music.

Jillian Musielak

USA, 2018, 6:48 mins

Visit the artist’s website here.

Fifth Metacarpal    "I broke my hand last summer." A memoir of tenderness hazarded, muted ache, and a fiberglass cast.  Scott Fitzpatrick  Canada, 2018, 6:00 mins  Visit the   artist’s Vimeo page here  .

Fifth Metacarpal

"I broke my hand last summer." A memoir of tenderness hazarded, muted ache, and a fiberglass cast.

Scott Fitzpatrick

Canada, 2018, 6:00 mins

Visit the artist’s Vimeo page here.

Exit Strategy #4    Stories about a girl who made herself puke as an alternative to death. The fourth in a series regarding the artist’s ability to cope with emotional and physical traumas.  Kym McDaniel  USA, 2018, 8:44 mins  Visit the   artist’s website here  .

Exit Strategy #4

Stories about a girl who made herself puke as an alternative to death. The fourth in a series regarding the artist’s ability to cope with emotional and physical traumas.

Kym McDaniel

USA, 2018, 8:44 mins

Visit the artist’s website here.

We Were Hardly More Than Children    "We Were Hardly More Than Children" tells an epic tale of abortion as lived by two women on a perilous journey through a night that has little concern for their survival.  Cecelia Condit  USA, 2019, 9:00 mins  Visit the   artist’s website here  .

We Were Hardly More Than Children

"We Were Hardly More Than Children" tells an epic tale of abortion as lived by two women on a perilous journey through a night that has little concern for their survival.

Cecelia Condit

USA, 2019, 9:00 mins

Visit the artist’s website here.

Joe    A portrait of New York author Joe Westmoreland. Joe is reading from his short story Sweet Baby Joe. This video was shot in 2014 in Joe's Chelsea loft, and the reading was recorded in 2016.  Cecilia Dougherty  USA, 2018, 7:35 mins.  Visit the   artist’s website here  .

Joe

A portrait of New York author Joe Westmoreland. Joe is reading from his short story Sweet Baby Joe. This video was shot in 2014 in Joe's Chelsea loft, and the reading was recorded in 2016.

Cecilia Dougherty

USA, 2018, 7:35 mins.

Visit the artist’s website here.

In Conversation with Venus and Octavia    Using clips from Jennie Livingston's "Paris Is Burning" (1991), Xitlalli draws parallels from her own life to the lived experiences, dreams, and aspirations of two trans women of color depicted in the film, Octavia St. Laurent and Venus Xtravaganza. Despite the continuing hardships faced by trans women today, Xitlalli imagines a brighter future for the community as a whole.  Xitlalli Sixta Tarin  USA, 2018, 4:00 mins  Visit the   artist’s Vimeo page here  .

In Conversation with Venus and Octavia

Using clips from Jennie Livingston's "Paris Is Burning" (1991), Xitlalli draws parallels from her own life to the lived experiences, dreams, and aspirations of two trans women of color depicted in the film, Octavia St. Laurent and Venus Xtravaganza. Despite the continuing hardships faced by trans women today, Xitlalli imagines a brighter future for the community as a whole.

Xitlalli Sixta Tarin

USA, 2018, 4:00 mins

Visit the artist’s Vimeo page here.

The Image that Spits, the Eye that Accumulates    A mixed race body explores a Norfolk (UK) landscape whose future is uncertain due to coastal erosion. The physical erosion of the landscape, mirrors the now obsolete expired Kodachrome film once hailed as the new archival film for its vibrant colours but no longer able to be processed.  Rhea Storr  United Kingdom, 2018, 11:00 mins  Visit the   artist’s website here  .

The Image that Spits, the Eye that Accumulates

A mixed race body explores a Norfolk (UK) landscape whose future is uncertain due to coastal erosion. The physical erosion of the landscape, mirrors the now obsolete expired Kodachrome film once hailed as the new archival film for its vibrant colours but no longer able to be processed.

Rhea Storr

United Kingdom, 2018, 11:00 mins

Visit the artist’s website here.