Films by up-and-coming Belgian filmmakers, hosted by Christina Stuhlberger.
With Tumbleweed we delve into the extraordinary richness of the up-and-coming Belgian film and art scene. The film program combines works from established filmmakers with ones made by young directors and recent graduates. Our selection is diverse but connections are made through the freedom and intimacy with which they were created.
For the second edition of Tumbleweed, the Belgian première of 'A Dog's Luck' by Nina de Vroome takes centre stage and will be accompanied by a selection of films that share affinities with 'A Dog's Luck'.
A DOG'S LUCK (Belgian première) by Nina de Vroome
2018, colour, DCP, 23 minutes
In this short film, several dogs are being trained as patrol dogs. Their owners teach them the choreographies of police work: biting and letting go, following and staying, always on their owner's command. Longingly gazing upwards, the dogs seem intimately connected with their owners. They are tamed and domesticated; their life is directed by humans. At the same time they are always the elusive other. A gap divides humans and animals, and from the other side these dogs see us.
Production: Blauwhuis, Camera & Editing: Nina de Vroome, Assistant Editing & Dramaturgy: Jeremi Szaniawski, Grading: Miléna Trivier, Sound Edit: Sabrina Calmels, Sound Mix: Rémi Gerard
MAGIC , A PORTRAIT OF JORIS (avant-première) by Chloë Delanghe
2018, colour, digitised VHS and 8mm, 15 minutes
In 'Magic, a portrait of Joris' images sourced from different periods in time, are brought together. Worn out VHS footage filmed by the artists father is placed besides the images the artist filmed herself on 8mm. Both have the same subject, the boy as a son, for the other as a brother. The desire to look and record is one and the same, however the shape it then assumes differs. By connecting images of then and now a new narrative of remembering is opened.
With the support of FLACC workplace for visual artists and Kunstendecreet
MOVING, PLAYING, NOT MOVING by Liesbeth Beeckman & Hannes Verhoustraete
2011, 17 minutes
A short documentary essay on the relationship between man and horse, landscape and map, movement and stasis.
Director, camera, sound & editing: Liesbeth Beeckman & Hannes Verhoustraete, Music: Koen Quintijn, Voice: Ann Saunders
THE YELLOW MAZDA AND HIS HOLINESS (avant-première) by Sandra Heremans
2018, French/ English subtitles, 10'
A conceptual experiment on what it means to begin a film with a black image, develops into a subtle personal journey about the filmmaker. The story of a Belgian missionary falling in love with a Rwandese girl, is woven together with images of a what this heritage means to their daughter.
Director & producer: Sandra Heremans, Co-Producer: Atelier Graphoui, Editor: Sandra Heremans & Sébastien Demeffe, Voice-Over: Sandra Heremans
Tumbleweed is a platform aimed at promoting idiosyncratic films and a place for filmmakers and cinema lovers to get together. We will screen your film together with a combination of old and recent films in order to open up a dialogue. Because we believe that films by young artists deserve a bigger audience, we also support the future dissemination of your work.
We’re looking for film and visual arts works, single screen, finalized in the past two years. Send us a link to your work at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include a short description of your film and a few sentences about yourself.