Short film screening "In the Maze of Consciousness: Algorithmic Visions"

How does artificial intelligence (AI) interpret the main theme of the festival - MIND? We wanted to test the limits of AI's capabilities by asking it to curate a selection of the most interesting European short films of the last decade. We invite you to evaluate how artificial intelligence has tackled the given task and whether it has developed preferences in film.

The screening will follow as a continuation of the discussion "In the Maze of Consciousness: AI - Augmenting Creativity or Diminishing Originality?"




"The Kiosk" (Anete Melece, Latvia, 2013) | 7 min
For years now, the kiosk has been Olga’s little home simply because her sweet tooth and monotonous life has made her bigger than the exit. To distract herself, she reads travel magazines and dreams of being far away. An absurd incident starts the beginning of her journey.

"Love" (Réka Bucsi, France, 2016) | 14 min
A short film describing affection in 3 different chapters, through an impact on a distant solar system.

"Bath House" (Niki Lindroth von Bahr, Sweden, 2014) | 15 min
Six characters meet in a bath house. The pedant bath house manager, a couple with a strange way of communicating and a gang with shady intentions. Something goes wrong.

"The External World" (David OReilly, Germany, 2010) | 17 min
A story of a young boy, who learns to play the piano in a universe of absurdity.

"Everything" (David OReilly, Ireland, 2017) | 10 min
Everything invites us to inhabit the positions of other beings – whether a mushroom, an atom, a mountain, a butterfly, a rock, a bacterium, a blade of grass, or a galaxy. This exercise in perception celebrates the interconnectedness and subjectivity of all life. There is no narrative or story, only the universe as you see it, and the universe as it sees itself.

"Moon" (Ondrej Rudavsky, Slovakia, 2012) | 10 min
A guardian left behind by his Atlantean race remains concealed beneath the Moon's surface with his androids, observing man's continued evolution. The new era of enlightenment between man and secrets of the universe will soon unfold, and his people will return from far galaxies for the archives of the old world.

The screening will take place on Wednesday, April 10, at 18.00 at Kino BizeThe screening will feature films in English, and admission is free of charge for anyone interested (16+ only)

2ANNAS Industry Days are organised with the support of the National Film Centre and the Creative Europe MEDIA Desk in Latvia.