International Festival Signs of the Night - Paris
Festival internatinal Signes de nuit - Paris

19e Festival international Signes de Nuit - Paris / 1-10 octobre 2021

Online Edition



Discoveries - Surprises- Strangenesses #5

October 6th, 2021- 9 pm -
October 8th, 2021 - 9 pm




Danilo Melideo
Italy / 2021 / 0:05:25

In a world of ruin, a man waits for his chance to see the moon.



Alyssa Taylor Wendt
United States / 2021 / 0:34:26

Evolved from her previous three-channel video, "TMI" investigates the abstract concept of inherited memory. Carl Jung wrote about buildings acting as symbols for the soul in his writings on dream analysis. Alyssa Taylor Wendt’s new video uses abandoned commercial public spaces to represent genetic memory and to create an abstract ritual for exploring this potential. Shot primarily in empty malls, basements, hospitals, nightclubs, retail stores and office buildings she presents these interiors as one unified body of the spirit, connected by doorways, ruins, performances and song. The journey is cyclical and showcases a variety of interpreters, like visitors from our past and future selves, intoning a rich landscape of cross-cultural expressions of dance, gesture, cinema, musical genres, atmosphere, folklore and movement.



The Bearers of Memories

Miglé Križinauskaité-Bernotiené
Lithuania / 2020 / 0:13:17

With every moment - one more memory. But memory sometimes goes blind and what is left becomes hazy.



My Brother

Tan Jian Hui
Singapore / 2021 / 0:09:36

My Brother is a short film honouring Tan Jianning, a 28-year old retail assistant with Down’s Syndrome. Though he may be born with a disadvantage, Jianning has never let it stop him from doing what he loves most. As he writes his own story – a story that is not even all that different from any – he shows that what they need is less of “help”, but more of a chance and a platform to stand tall and find their feet.



A Parent's Wishlist

Jean-Pierre Marchant
Canada / 2021 / 0:06:16

A short film about upward mobility and working class aspirations, A Parent's Wishlist focuses on a set of objects that could be found in many North American homes between the middle to late 20th century, and how they came to symbolise my father's wish for a better life.





The Mechanics of Intimacy

Benjamin Filinson
United States / 2020 / 0:20:44

"The Mechanics of Intimacy" is the third installment in a series of Experimental films exploring the process of realizing emotional responsibility. Through conscious integration of uncomfortable childhood imprinting, the causal point of human suffering is brought to light, revealing the pathway out of our self imposed prison.
"The Mechanics of Intimacy" examines the consequence of a dissonant relationship between the masculine and feminine energies that exist within us all. This project is an expression of how the absence of awareness to one’s emotional state, our being within, leads to searching for partners to "complete" us. We find them, they are absent of presence as well, this fault in connection leads us to cast blame upon them for our emotional pain and not living up to expectations. Continuing this repetitive cycle...
Our lack of consciousness / awareness / emotional responsibility and the severed internal masculine / feminine human traits within, are the cause of our external exhaustion and empty relationships. Until we understand this (use of foreign languages in film) we endlessly are searching outside of the only place we will find the answer, within ourselves.