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.

Friday, March 22 | The tension here

7PM | TRT: 64 mins

Bodies connect, ships send distress signals, words and images are interpreted and misinterpreted and reinterpreted again, a boiling point is reached. This program asks: how do we feel tension as an individual, as a group, and as a country?

Filmmakers Greta Snider (A SMALL PLACE), Eshovo Momoh
(KNEE JERK | X IT STRATA), Kera MacKenzie and Andrew Mausert-Mooney (STONES FOR THUNDER) will be in attendance for a short Q&A following the screening!


Pelourinho: They Don’t Really Care About Us    "The starting point for this colourful film is a letter from human rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois to the American embassy in Brazil. The fact that in 1927 it was impossible for African Americans to travel to Brazil reminds us of the inequality still faced by that country’s black inhabitants." -- International Film Festival Rotterdam  Akosua Adoma Owusu  Ghana, 2019, 9:00 mins  Visit the   artist’s website here  .

Pelourinho: They Don’t Really Care About Us

"The starting point for this colourful film is a letter from human rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois to the American embassy in Brazil. The fact that in 1927 it was impossible for African Americans to travel to Brazil reminds us of the inequality still faced by that country’s black inhabitants." -- International Film Festival Rotterdam

Akosua Adoma Owusu

Ghana, 2019, 9:00 mins

Visit the artist’s website here.

Take it Down    A last stand for the silent guardians of the old order. Take It Down is a filmic day of reckoning for the Old Confederate South. What is up must come down, like the Confederate soldier monuments standing in court house squares across the South. At long last, a grand inversion! Solarized film makes positives bleed into negatives. The South is renewed.  Sabine Gruffat  USA, 2018, 12:30 mins  Visit the   artist’s website here  .

Take it Down

A last stand for the silent guardians of the old order. Take It Down is a filmic day of reckoning for the Old Confederate South. What is up must come down, like the Confederate soldier monuments standing in court house squares across the South. At long last, a grand inversion! Solarized film makes positives bleed into negatives. The South is renewed.

Sabine Gruffat

USA, 2018, 12:30 mins

Visit the artist’s website here.

A Small Place    A short film in honor of people surviving solitary confinement. The film points to the whorls of memory, expression, and human connection that are specifically targeted by this practice. The film includes transcribed testimonies from survivors, as gathered by Jean Casella, James Ridgeway, and Sarah Shourd in their book "Hell Is A Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement.”  Greta Snider  USA, 2018, 5:00 mins  Visit the   artist’s website here  .

A Small Place

A short film in honor of people surviving solitary confinement. The film points to the whorls of memory, expression, and human connection that are specifically targeted by this practice. The film includes transcribed testimonies from survivors, as gathered by Jean Casella, James Ridgeway, and Sarah Shourd in their book "Hell Is A Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement.”

Greta Snider

USA, 2018, 5:00 mins

Visit the artist’s website here.

Mixed Signals    A patient, undergoing a distressing medical exam, transmutes herself into a seagoing vessel, and signals her distress using antiquated maritime phrases.  Courtney Stephens  USA, 2018, 9:00 mins  Visit the   artist’s website here  .

Mixed Signals

A patient, undergoing a distressing medical exam, transmutes herself into a seagoing vessel, and signals her distress using antiquated maritime phrases.

Courtney Stephens

USA, 2018, 9:00 mins

Visit the artist’s website here.

knee jerk | x it strata    Under Eshovo's direction, 'knee jerk | x it strata' was performed by DC based artist, Mason Olonade Trappio in response to Momoh's audio work "Listening or of Empathy and Echo", a 45 min studio recording.  Eshovo Momoh  USA, 2017, 12:00 mins  Visit the   artist’s website here  .

knee jerk | x it strata

Under Eshovo's direction, 'knee jerk | x it strata' was performed by DC based artist, Mason Olonade Trappio in response to Momoh's audio work "Listening or of Empathy and Echo", a 45 min studio recording.

Eshovo Momoh

USA, 2017, 12:00 mins

Visit the artist’s website here.

Stones for Thunder    3, 2, 1 . . . a TV director counts down, paltry images become actors, and bodies find sync.  Kera Mackenzie & Andrew Mausert-Mooney  USA, 2018, 16:20 mins  Visit   Kera Mackenzie’s website here   and   Andrew Mausert-Mooney’s website here  .

Stones for Thunder

3, 2, 1 . . . a TV director counts down, paltry images become actors, and bodies find sync.

Kera Mackenzie & Andrew Mausert-Mooney

USA, 2018, 16:20 mins

Visit Kera Mackenzie’s website here and Andrew Mausert-Mooney’s website here.