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.

Sunday, March 24 | The Truth! Ha!

7:30pm 53 min

A romp through medium, texture, and story, these works walk a thin line between reality and perception. At times humorous, at times alarming, this program questions the audience and questions itself.

Filmmakers Casey Puccini (I DON’T KNOW WHEN THE ARMAGEDDON IS), Grace Mitchell (MAGIC BATH), Jesse Malmed (SPLINTER CELLS (‘MONGST LIGETI)), Nellie Kluz (THE SUNKEN SMILE), and Drew Durepos (ELDER ABUSE) will be in attendance for a short Q&A following the screening!


Eastern District Terminal    Eastern District Terminal documents a particular lost time and place: the Brooklyn waterfront after the end of its use as an industrial and shipping site, but before it became the front lawn for the shiny apartment towers to come. In that in-between moment, the space functioned as a “temporary autonomous zone.” Shot using a homemade 3D rig, the film wanders and turns through the zone and, along the way, encounters three of its denizens.  Michael Gitlin  USA, 2018, 10:30 mins  Visit the   artist’s website here  .

Eastern District Terminal

Eastern District Terminal documents a particular lost time and place: the Brooklyn waterfront after the end of its use as an industrial and shipping site, but before it became the front lawn for the shiny apartment towers to come. In that in-between moment, the space functioned as a “temporary autonomous zone.” Shot using a homemade 3D rig, the film wanders and turns through the zone and, along the way, encounters three of its denizens.

Michael Gitlin

USA, 2018, 10:30 mins

Visit the artist’s website here.

I Don't Know When the Armageddon Is    [Written by the maker’s father.] Against the ethereal beauty and serenity of summer in upstate NY, the sparring and musings of a close-knit family group become a stream of collective consciousness ultimately morphing into the background sound of the Universe itself as voiced by the ever-present reminder that this is not Paradise - the ubiquitous mosquito.  Casey Puccini  USA, 2019, 6:35  Visit the   artist’s website here  .

I Don't Know When the Armageddon Is

[Written by the maker’s father.] Against the ethereal beauty and serenity of summer in upstate NY, the sparring and musings of a close-knit family group become a stream of collective consciousness ultimately morphing into the background sound of the Universe itself as voiced by the ever-present reminder that this is not Paradise - the ubiquitous mosquito.

Casey Puccini

USA, 2019, 6:35

Visit the artist’s website here.

Magic Bath    Magic Bath is a diaristic collection of reconciled footage from the filmmaker’s adolescence into adulthood that come together to form a collaged portrait.  Grace Mitchell  USA, 2018, 9:00 mins  Visit the   artist’s website here  .

Magic Bath

Magic Bath is a diaristic collection of reconciled footage from the filmmaker’s adolescence into adulthood that come together to form a collaged portrait.

Grace Mitchell

USA, 2018, 9:00 mins

Visit the artist’s website here.

Splinter Cells (‘mongst Ligeti)    Nodes toward a cinema of distractions. Handheld but smothered, like the bouncing ball between this place and that. A good example of a bad example of a good example of a bad example of a good example of a bad example. Sequel and we shall find, well: the audience is encouraged to take flash photos of the screen if things seem especially interesting.  Jesse Malmed  USA, 2019, 4:00  Visit the   artist’s website here  .

Splinter Cells (‘mongst Ligeti)

Nodes toward a cinema of distractions. Handheld but smothered, like the bouncing ball between this place and that. A good example of a bad example of a good example of a bad example of a good example of a bad example. Sequel and we shall find, well: the audience is encouraged to take flash photos of the screen if things seem especially interesting.

Jesse Malmed

USA, 2019, 4:00

Visit the artist’s website here.

2000 Women Named Stacy    2000 WOMEN NAMED STACY is an exploration of online fetishism as a larger analogy for the Eurocentric gaze in pornography. Other themes include self-degradation, control, and performative roles for a camera. Functioning as a moving digital collage of appropriated materials from Youtube, quicksand fetish websites, and pornography, the Stacys present themselves to the viewer as both Aggressor and Sacrifice.  Jessie Darnell  USA, 2018, 10:07 mins  Visit the   artist’s website here  .

2000 Women Named Stacy

2000 WOMEN NAMED STACY is an exploration of online fetishism as a larger analogy for the Eurocentric gaze in pornography. Other themes include self-degradation, control, and performative roles for a camera. Functioning as a moving digital collage of appropriated materials from Youtube, quicksand fetish websites, and pornography, the Stacys present themselves to the viewer as both Aggressor and Sacrifice.

Jessie Darnell

USA, 2018, 10:07 mins

Visit the artist’s website here.

The Sunken Smile    Self-contained underwater seasonal devices.  Nellie Kluz  USA, 2019, 4:00 mins  Visit the   artist’s website here  .

The Sunken Smile

Self-contained underwater seasonal devices.

Nellie Kluz

USA, 2019, 4:00 mins

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Elder Abuse    A man and his grandmother argue over sharing cigarettes—until something bad happens.  Drew Durepos  USA, 2018, 9:00 mins  Visit the   artist’s website here  .

Elder Abuse

A man and his grandmother argue over sharing cigarettes—until something bad happens.

Drew Durepos

USA, 2018, 9:00 mins

Visit the artist’s website here.