This year, the annual off-screen part space of the Fascinations section focuses on spaces in and the margins of the visible: the conclusion of a flight shown only in a composition of lights, photogenic landscapes from the opening sequences of blockbuster movies, crowds of people flowing across an intersection, photographs arranged into seemingly compact geometries of memories, phenomena and manifestations beyond the limits (of the visibility) of things, or the autonomous eye of a camera that records the things it touches.

Bilbao and the World / Agata Mergler, Cristian Villavicencio / Spain, Canada / 2016 / 4 min / World Premiere

An experimental video made using a prototype of a haptic camera that responds to tactile stimuli, the film explores the terrain of Bilbao and its surroundings on a spatial map.

Crossing / Richard Tuohy / Australia / 2016 / 17 min / Central European Premiere

A large intersection dissolves into grainy shapes, becoming just a shadow of itself within an ever denser fog of pedestrians’ movements.

A Thing Among Things / Giaretta Giovanni / Italy, Netherlands / 2015 / 7 min / East European Premiere

Allusions and fictional visualizations of the memories of a blind person, created by experimenting with the image-recording abilities of transparent minerals in order to create structures that are open to interpretation.

Establishing Eden / Broersen Persijn, Lukács Margit / New Zealand, Netherlands / 2016 / 10 min / East European Premiere

The natural landscape of New Zealand as shown in re-created and layered images from the opening sequences of blockbusters such as Avatar and The Lord of The Rings.

Last 12 minutes / Nishimura Yoshiki / Japan / 2016 / 12 min / World Premiere

The final 12 minutes of a flight landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, reconstructed into moving light objects within a computer-generated graphic space.

Learning Curve / Thomas Mohr & Martijn Comes / Netherlands / 2016 / 16 min / International Premiere

A selection from the filmmaker’s archives of images spanning 30 years, showing personal and political events in randomly generated constellations and arranged into a fragmentary geometry of concreteness.

wired-glass / Kawaguchi Hajime / Japan / 2016 / 9 min / International Premiere

The 8mm visuality of experimenting with extended exposure times, where light gives shape to time and this shape determines the length of the abstract recording of real events.

DKO Mezzanine / Tuesday, 25 Oct. at 3pm to 9pm / other days 9am to 9pm


Sólo / Mária Júdová and Andrej Boleslavský / Czech Republic / interactive installation / 2016 / world premiere

Through a dance score, the artist contemplates motion as an inner thought, composing it using the interactive environment, and thinking about an algorithm as a way to obtain choreographic information and generative visualization, like about the potential to stimulate spontaneous forms of motion where the carrier of the choreographic information is not necessarily the body, but the object or space stimulating the physical experience. The choreography itself is filled out through the interactions of the installation visitors.

Cinema Dělnický House / Wednesday 26. 10. at 10am to 10pm, Thursday 27. 10 od 10am to 8pm


Supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Financial Mechanism.

Photo Gallery

Festival edition: 2016
Event type: Special Screening


Possibilities for your presentation at the 22nd Ji.hlava IDFF