Oregon Independent Film Festival has expanded it’s Experimental Film Programming in 2012 with an amazing selection of new Experimental Films for our fans to enjoy including the brilliant and meditative UK film “Everything Is Everyday”, subversion through repetition in the film “Occupy and Repeat”, a human documentation of hope in “Parkinson’s Dreams About Me”, the mad brilliance of “Overunity”, or get absorbed in the surreal beauty of “Rickets”, “Cantata In C Major” and “Blood Film” at this years OIFF.
An estranged father and son stumble upon a fabled Theory of Everything that could alter the course of history and heal the rift between them.
After the disappearance of his father. a boy tries to drown his sorrows until he loses his way in the endless night.
An isolated traveler, trapped in a hotel room by his company through the devices they gave him.
The Art & Crimes of David Choe, a painter, muralist and graffiti artist whose work has been displayed at the White House, and his time in a Japanese prison.
A personal take on the vanishing nomads of Tibet and their uncertain future in a modernizing world.
A teenage boy searches for an old friend he lost to methamphetamine addiction. His journey takes him to every corner of his small town and into his own childhood.
The monster from under the bed has his world turned upside down after he encounters a young boy with a depressing plight.
An experimental film that features eighty feet of film painted in blood.
A relaxing vacation for family and friends at a cabin in the redwood forest gives way to turmoil when some campers begin to doubt the identities and intentions of their two new guests.
Amazing archival footage as taken by Bob Marley's former girlfriend and collaborator Esther Anderson.
A girl comes of age in this screenplay by Madeleine L'engle starring Cary Elwes.
Is death the end? ...with Progenitor Cloning every ending can be a new beginning. It's not legal, yet...
A young man's reality becomes torn apart by the disappearance of his girlfriend, who was last seen walking with him on a forest path that is rumored by locals to lead into the gates of hell.
With her father trapped, his daughter joins forces with her first crush to rescue him.
A young French woman retreats to her mountain home, and has a confusing night where dreams and memories dissolve into each other.
A modern day fairy tale about a lonely boy\'92s attempt to make his dream come true through the delicacies of dessert only made on the moon.
An experimental film with kaleidoscopic, apocalyptic fantasy designs that were generated from digital images of human skin.
This couple has lived so long together that they have nothing left to say to each other. Living in an isolated state in their old house, they go about their daily routines, until...
A good-natured traveler journeys through India by rail, excited to finally come to a land he has fantasized about for years only to find nothing is like he imagined.
Directors: Lara Salmon & Kevin Walker Brakhage meets Bram Stoker in this film literally made with the filmmakers’ blood. Directors Lara Salmon and Kevin Walker each took a paintbrush and dipped it in a cup of their own blood and painted over eighty feet of film to make this experimental feature. USA Bijou Theater August 29 ...read more
Director: Bee Rana In this surreal short film, a man is tempted by a woman to enter a fictitious room. Realizing he is actually being tricked into facing some past and current demons, he tries to plot his escape from self-knowledge. USA Bijou Theater August 28 ...read more
Director: Ronnie Cramer Director Ronnie Cramer pushes the edge of experimental filmmaking in this playful short composed of 605 film clips. Audio is converted from analog audio to digital music data, and then visually represented as music notation. The result is a fun and artful assemblage of electronic sounds. USA Bijou Theater August 29 ...read more
Director: Patrick Tarrant An entrancing portrait of a window cleaner, composed of 54 shots recorded over different days. The film is a worthwhile attempt to find beauty in the quotidian, or to reveal it as it becomes obscured by familiarity and automatic recognition. We see how lights and patterns change, in this strange space within the city between inside and outside. United Kingdom Bijou Theater August 29 ...read more
Director: Nelson Carvajal The Occupy Wall Street movement was one of the most heavily documented social events in recent memory. Another entry in a body of appropriated videos, ‘Occupy and Repeat’ illustrates the police brutality inflicted on the peaceful demonstrators and also comments on the theme of repetition in the media. USA Bijou Theater August 29 ...read more
Director: Mark Gerstein Part of a multi-chapter essay film that blends fiction and documentary, Overunity shows us a father and son who stumble upon a Theory of Everything that could change history and heal the rift between them. Grand in its scope like any cosmology, the film explores intellectual ideas of perpetual motion and infinite regress within the 20th century context of the energy crisis, ecological disaster and political cynicism. USA Bijou Theater August 29 ...read more
Director: Pam Kuntz An untrained, but graceful and expressive, dancer performs to an original cello score and short, dream-like interview excerpts. Featured performer, Rick Hermann, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 20 years ago, in 1998, and has been living with the symptoms for one-third of his life. Parkinson’s Dreams About Me captures and documents the emotional intensity of Hermann’s experience through the film maker’s attention to his graceful movements, both subtle and obvious. USA Bijou Theater August 29...read more
Director: Brian Barth An idyllic boat trip down the Hudson River becomes transformed in this experimental short which traverses the transition from white to black. In-camera camera distortion gives us a negative landscape responding like harmonics of sound. USA Bijou Theater August 29 ...read more
Director: Ayse Altinok In this moody short, David, a business traveler, wants to escape from a hotel room where he is trapped by the iPhone, laptop and Ipad his company has given him. The film accomplishes a great deal, showing us the character losing his sense of time and space as well as his autonomy. Gus Van Sant said of the film: “It’s difficult to entertain an audience for 25 minutes with one character and one location but The Particulars achieves the hardest thing.” USA Bijou Theater August 29 ...read more
Director: Jason Banker This surreal psychological drama gives a truthful look at human behavior while crafting a current of unease. Subtle horror permeates this tale of James, a part-time pizza worker addicted to taking situations to extremes, hurting himself physically and avoiding any type of relationship that demands openness. His friends enable this behavior until he meets Sara. But she soon becomes immersed in experimentation with drugs and finds herself unleashing something locked away since childhood. His life is torn apart by her...read more
Director: Noah Lambie Like a heart in the blender, While You Were Out finds faith in nothing. Part documentary, experimental, animation and musical, the film follows a man swimming in memories of violence, drugs and loneliness, examining transitions between experiences through the kino eye. USA Bijou Theater August 29 ...read more
Director: Heather Sparks A kaleidoscopic, apocalyptic fantasy generated from digital images of human skin. Sickly sweet Fabergé-esque nature scenes open into each other to reveal new worlds, alluding to transformation and self-invention in a world where self is increasingly defined by our technological economy. United Kingdom Bijou Theater August 29 ...read more