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GUEST PROGRAM

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CUT TO: GENT delves into the special universe of multimedia artist and filmmaker Anton Cla during this guest program. By connecting games, painting and cinema, Anton arrives at animation. Inspired by the Belgian painting of symbolism, dark, dreamy and even nightmarish touches are created.

 

CUT TO: GENT is a film festival by and for new filmmakers. Regardless of the type of genre or technique, CUT TO: GENT focuses on a strong authorial voice that uses the medium to explore new and interpreted universes. CUT TO: GENT is constantly looking for inclusive ways to connect with a broad audience and supports its makers in realizing their goals.

www.cuttogent.be

Sunday 5/11, 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM. - room 1

+ Q&A with the filmmaker after the screening

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CYCLEPATHS
 

ANTON CLA

3D animation, experimental, 13' (2023)

An old woman carries shopping bags. A child with a gun rides a scooter. Birds fly. A city falls. A party ignites.

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TAIKONAUT

ANTON CLA

3D animation, experimental/fantasy, 9' (2022) 

A being is born from the cosmos. On his journey through the void he searches for what it means to be human. He is soon chased by the chaos that ensuesnature involves finding a safe home base.

Supported by VIERNULVIER & YARD. Recording for VIDEODROOM x Filmfest GhentFilm with live soundtrack by PAARD.

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MADRIGALS

ANTON CLA

3D animation, multimedia/video art, 6' (2022)

An audiovisual, surreal translation by Anton Cla & Charles Dhondt from the opera Madrigals by Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe. Presentation by the performers Hanako Hayakawa, Alice Giuliani, Khaled Barghouti, Lucie Plasschaerts, Clément Corillion, Victor Dumont, Els Mondelaers and Antonio Fajardo.

Trailer for Madrigals with Charles Dhondt for Toneelhuis & B.A. Meirhaeghe.

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WHISPER ME SINGING

ANTON CLA

3D animation, multimedia/video art, 5' (2022)

Spa for Spirits is an experimental wellness center run by people and “more-than-people”. The project is led by performance artists Ellen Lili Vanderstraeten and Leonie Buysse. This video is a complementary artwork inspired by their performance in Shopping Mall Zuid, Ghent, Belgium. This took place at the Ghent International Festival for Gouvernement / Night Shift, with the support of Vooruit.

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FOSSIL

ANTON CLA

3D animation, mythological thriller, 11' (2021)

An old man's vision of a drowning world is clouded. He decides to take radical actions that damage his environment. He sets in motion a self-destructive chain of events, originating from the dark abyss of his subconscious.

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