SEBASTIAN MEZ

 

SUBSTANZ

filmed, composed & mixed by Sebastian Mez


Production Company Levitate Films Producer Sebastian Mez

Running Time 14‘ Source Format HD Master Format DCP / Prores / BluRay Sound 5.1

Working with footage that the filmmaker captured in Japan 2011 right after an unimaginable catastrophe hit the country, this cinematic composition examine the randomness and distance of the footage itself, in order to attain a new level of perception by overlapping image and sound and therefore recreating a sensation of being lost in a foreign country under state of emergency.

Festivals

Visions du Réel 2014 - International Competition for Short Films (World Premiere)

Indie Lisboa 2014 - International Short Film Competition

Documenta Madrid 2014 - International Short Film Competition

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2014 - Imagina

New Horizon International Film Festival 2014 - European Short Film Competition

Dokufest Prizren 2014 - International Competition

Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival 2014 - Mostra Internacional

Festival Silhouette Paris 2014 - Experimental Section

Taiwan International Documentary Festival - Experimental Film Section

Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival 2014 - Materialities Exhibition

Santiago de Compostela International Short Film Festival 2014 - International Competition

Tehran International Short Film Festival 2014 - International Competition

Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema - International Short Film Competition

IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2014 - Paradocs

CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film festival 2014

L‘Alternativa Barcelona Independent Film Festival 2014 - Hall Selects

Kasseler Dokfest 2014 - Kurzfilme

Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal - International Competition

Kurzfilmfestival Köln Unlimited 2014 - Competition

Zinebi Bilbao International Film festival 2014

Aguilar Short Film Festival 2014 - International Experimental

Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival 2015

Ahvaz International Film Festival 2015 - International Competition

Ann Arbor Film Festival - International Competition

Seoul International NewMedia Festival 2015 - Glocal Propose

Shortcutz Berlin 2015 - Competition

Nomination for „Förderpreis für Filmkunst“ of the National Galery Berin 2015

Imagine Science Film Festival New York 2015 - International Competition

Filmplus 2015 - Nomination MMC Förderpreis Schnitt

Awards

Second Prize of the Jury at Documenta Madrid 2014

Explora Award at Santiago de Compostela International Short Film Festival 2014

MMC Movies Förderpreis Schnitt (Best Editing Talent Award) at Filmplus 2015