Discover what’s new at Vtape! These works have been acquired for distribution by Vtape within the past six months. New acquisitions can include older works that have just recently been brought into distribution. (Image credit: Der weiße Bereich (The White Field), by Marlies Pöeschl, 2022)
A trio of film poems exploring the individual's struggle for survival and stability on an overpopulated planet. Shot on hand-processed 16 mm combined with digital stills, found footage, and phytograms made by leaving organic matter on film stock in the sun.
2022, 60:00 minutes
In January, 2013, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced a 5-year hunting ban on the George River Caribou Herd, a decision made in the wake of a dramatic and precipitous collapse of the herd’s population. Seven years on, with the ban still in place, the continued lack of access to caribou has manifested in… ⊕
Featuring handmade costumes, masks and analogue overhead projection animations, The Trampled Devil presents a metamorphizing multiplicity of selves to reimagine the absent wooden body of the Archangel. Dizzying character transitions and a super-dynamic soundtrack pull the viewer into a tender, ecstatic and harrowing ritual,… ⊕
The second video in a forthcoming feature length “suite” of videos entitled "Singularity". A painterly and multilayered weave through: firefighters, water bombers and the blazing landscape. A non-didactic experimental refraction of the sights and sounds of wildfire.
2019, 139:07 minutes
In northern Québec, just after World War 2, a young Inuk woman is raped by an American soldier from an army base near her village. Torn between two worlds by the birth of her blond-haired, blue-eyed son, she struggles to come to terms with the implications of his dual heritage. Adaptation from Gabrielle Roy’s novel… ⊕