Festival internacional Signos da Noite - Lisboa
International Festival Signs of the Night- Lisbon

18° Festival internacional Signos da Noite - Lisboa (6° Edição) - December 27-31, 2020



December 28th - 30th, 2020



The Visit

Kristi Tethong
Canada / 2019 / 0:04:20

An impressionistic haiku-like documentary illustrating a man's first visit to his father's occupied homeland Tibet, the second least free country on earth. Assembled with 16mm hand-processed film, personal road trip footage and film archives, The Visit is an artful exploration of intergenerational loss, longing and the stifled rage within the liminal spaces of exile.




Craig Rutter
Australia / 2020 / 00:01:27

A visual insight into my personal experimentations of attempts to realign myself with new ways of thinking and being . One object, one piece of matter, one piece of material but seen through many pairs of eyes with differing opinions & views skew the same form into different variations of visual context. The eternally changing thought processes of the mind of one person can also be imagined to be different pairs of eyes all looking at the same object but in different ways. A different set of eyes for each stage of the past, present and infinite variations for the future. How does one ascertain which vision is the true/real? The choice is ultimately the viewer's as much as it is mine. Blurring the lines of what is real and what is not, in the current climate, is widening the spectrum of what is possible and the lines between reality and imagination are becoming increasingly blurred.



BOOKANIMA : Andy Wharhol

Shon Kim
South Corea / 2019 / 0:04:48

BOOKANIMA, a compound word of ‘Book’ and ‘Anima’, is Experimental Animation project to give new cinematic life to book. It aims to create ‘Book Cinema’ in the third scope between Book and Cinema by Chronophotography Animation, paying homage for Edward Muybridge and Entienne Jules-Marey. BOOKANIMA experiments Chronophotography Animation about Andy Warhol.*





The Murmur of Things

Michel Pavlou
Norway / 2018 / 0:05:08

Scenes of flea-markets in the streets of Thessaloniki, Madrid and Brussels compose the film narrative. Combining opposite points of view, still and moving images, the camera operates as an extension of the arm; it is gliding between people and objects creating unexpected dialogues.




Alberto Baroni
Italy / 2020 / 0:09:22*

A young traveler reads the story about the end of human experience on Earth. She considers the possibilty of a new beginning and, at the same time, she crosses in awe the now-deserted planet, upon which ruins and marvels constantly reach each other.



Everything Is Under Control

Roland Denning
United Kingdom / 2020 / 0:06:25

"Everything Is Under Control" is a story told by machines to humans in a world that has crashed and then been re-booted from a back-up. But the back-up was faulty and glitches are increasingly apparent. Have human beings and machines merged? Is the whole world counterfeit? Is free will illusion? Our machine is an unreliable narrator if ever there was one. The machines tell us that everything is under control, but can we believe them? Constructed out of archive material and an AI synthesised voice. Everything Is Under Control is a wry philosophical reflection on our current predicament.



Cracking Sounds

Hanna Kaihlanen
Finland / 2019 / 0:11:06

A dreamlike ride through an apocalyptic northern landscape. A man is tracking elk by the side of a field. In the distance a harvester glides among the trees like a great iron beast. The landscape awakens as we ride through it half asleep. Cracking Sound is a frenzied journey to the heart of the end times, to man’s need to control nature and rise above it.



Kosmos : The Uncertainty

Robert Cahen, Ruben Guzman, Narcisa Hirsch
Argentina / 2018 0:10:00

In this short film uncertainty sounds like the Tibetan singing bowl heard at the very beginning of the film to mark the end of a metaphorical nuclear explosion. Twins still in their amniotic fluid announce our human condition, our compulsion to walk, move forward, run. When everything moves, we go through the forest "of emotions" in a dreamlike way. But it is thanks to water and its light reflections, to its transforming power that the infinite “Kosmos” plays with our uncertainty.



Archipels: Shifting Lands

Antoine Racine, Myriam Le Ber Assiani
Canada / 2019 / 0:51:28

A many-voiced film, a hallucinatory journey where stories of survival, urgency, fragility, apocalypses and resistance intertwine.