Obskuur - Experimental Films

Obskuur - Experimental Films

The Obskuur Ghent Film Festival is often referred to as Europe's most obscure film festival. An island oasis for art amidst a sea of commercialism. Sure, it's modest in form, as we mainly focus on screening films and less on the glitter and glamour. The festival focuses on contemporary cinema and video art and places its films where they belong – within the vibrant context of other art forms.

Obskuur - Experimental Films
  • I guess at some point, you arrive somewhere. (Belgium) by Sébastien Simon Bovie

    Walking through a theme park —and one themed to the extent of Disneyland— leaves the visitor wandering/wondering. In an essayistic Proustian manner, thoughts are dissected in a stream of consciousness. Edited in film-notes and ending up in fragmented little chapters, the movie explores notions of...

  • The Sound of Nowhere (Brazil) by Thomas Webber

    A romance shot in São Paulo that revolves about the anguish, beauty and chaos of falling in love in a metropolis. It is an audiovisual experiment designed to be consumed in the most current way: on our cell phones. Running time: 00:07:00.

  • Shadow work (United States) by Lorenzo Bradford

    Shadow work explores a St. Louis archive to tend to the dark spaces concealed in our collective past. While recycling materials awash with Black death and dispossession it asks: How can we look without falling in?
    Running time: 00:15:00

  • The White List (Italy) by DEADEND

    On the flight to death we passengers, inert and numb, are fed reassuring commercials and badly devised liescasts. This shining, not-so-clever dictechtorship turned us into a self-obsessed cellphone society. Our legacy, the Internet jail and a planet we killed. But is it fair to say “we”?
    Running ...

  • Permission to Land (Australia) by Martin Gerigk

    War. Fragility. Instruction Abidance. Intuition. Digitalization. Dichotomous decision paths. What would we do if we were given the freedom to direct possibilities? Running time: 00:03:10.

  • Retardation (Sweden) by Nils Agdler

    RETARDATION is the second short film in the Male Nature Studies series. The first film, REBIRTH, was produced in 2018. In these films, Nils Agdler examines alternative approaches to what is popularly called ”toxic masculinity”. In today's society, it has a great impact as a negative male role mod...

  • Bitter Resource (United States) by Dane Cree

    A resource intended to help becomes a hindrance and catastrophe ensues.
    Running time: 00:00:57

  • Atmospheric Marginalia (USA) by Adam E. Stone

    Equal parts poetic essay film and family folklore, Atmospheric Marginalia is an enchanting probe into a pair of star-crossed lovers and misfits, the continuing bonds theory of grief, and the existence of an afterlife. Steeped in the tradition of raw, no-budget guerrilla filmmaking, it was filmed ...

  • Keratin (UK) by Charles Jimenez, Scarlett Wang

    Synopsis: After a mating of elements, two bodies grieve over a lost third: a child separated from their womb. The three bodies regain connection in a wombic journey, bound by their keratin. This spiritually networks the three into an eternal fusion of a collective body Running time: 00:03:45.