A DECADE OF RESFEST: 10 SEMINAL SHORT FILMS
Since its inception as a one-off screening of new digital work at a San Francisco gallery, RESFEST has consistently championed the hand-tooled, the DIY, the brave and the boundary-pushing. For our 10th anniversary, we’ve chosen 10 landmark films to represent the festival’s 10 years, illustrating the myriad ways RESFEST filmmakers have devised to reinvent their medium. These diverse approaches include twisted new applications of animation in Michael Overbeck’s Tongues and Taxis
and Pic Pic André’s Le grand sommeil
, radically new takes on documentary in Stefan Nadelman’s Terminal Bar
and Bob Sabiston’s Snack and Drink
, and fascinating explorations of painstaking artistic processes in Virgil Widrich’s Fast Film
and David Ellis’ Letter to the President
. The result is an utterly unique timeline of filmic innovation and advancement.