Dead Instant Photo

Still from Dead Instant Photo short film directed by giuliensemble. Actress Sarah Barberis in the bathtub.

‘Dead Instant Photo’ directed by giuliensemble (b&w, 06’ 49’’, 2009, Italy).

 

The aim of the project is to explore the plausible reactions of an individual dealing with the issues of death and therefore, its potential consequences on one’s life. Vulnerability, loneliness, dismay, depression. These are just a few  of the human emotions associated with loss and death.

 

The story is of a girl who lives and relives the day of her boyfriend’s death, a repressed memory of which she strives to change the fatal outcome.

 
‘Dead Instant Photo’ is a fictional project which utilizes black and white stills. Death comes to us as a static moment in the flow of everyday life, the same way photography can freeze situations and emotions in a frame.
 
Dead Instant Photo – Full Movie
 

Selected at:

Carousel Slide Slam Night, Host Gallery, London, UK, February 2011.
Sardinia Film Festival, Sassari, section Fiction, Italy, June 2010.
Moves10: Framing Motion, Liverpool, section Reveries, United Kingdom, April 2010.
The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, Morgantown, section Narrative, USA, March 2010.
Occhio di Donna Short Film Festival, Turin, Italy, January 2010.
Streaming Festival: International Audio Visual Art and Film Festival, The Hague, section Image Focus, The Netherlands, November 2009.
24th Brest European Short Film Festival, Brest, Film Market, France, November 2009.
Giguk Video Art Festival, Gießen, section Special Programme, Germany, October 2009.
NamaTRE.ba 3 project, Trebinje, section Film Screenings-Town Theatre, Bosnia & Herzegovina, September 2009.
Celeste Prize International, Berlin, section Video & Animation, Germany, September 2009.
6th edition of Filmakers al Chiostro, Pordenone, section Concorso Cortometraggi, Italy, August 2009.
X Media Forum of the 31 Moscow International Film Festival, Moscow, Russia, June 2009.
Re-New Festival, Copenhagen, section The Monolith, Denmark, May 2009.

 

Awards
Nominee ‘Best Fiction’ at Sardinia Film Festival, Italy, June 2010.
Nominee ‘Best Narrative’ at West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, USA, March 2010.
Shortlisted ‘Video & Animation Prize’ at Celeste Prize International, Germany, September 2009.
Nominee ‘Best Short Film’ at 6th edition of Filmakers al Chiostro, Italy, August 2009.
Nominee ‘Best Short Film’ at X Media Forum of the 31 Moscow International Film Festival, Russia, June 2009.

 

Winner
4th Prize ‘Audience Award’ at 6th edition of Filmakers al Chiostro, Italy, August 2009.