DYSPLA Festival Short Films

Dyspla Square

Saturday 27th April 2019, 5.30 – 6.30pm

Gulbenkian Cinema

Certification: 12

DYSPLA will present a series of award winning films exploring the ‘neurodivergent aesthetic’. Socio-political themes, patriarchal and class oppression, ecumenical material obsession, racial identity, educational apartheid and migration. Including ‘FIGHT’ a collaboration with world renowned Video Artist D-FUSE and Winner of Best Artist film at the Aesthetica Film Festival ‘Author of Expectations’.

Key Themes

Award winning films, Socio-political themes, ecumenical material obsession, religion, racial identity, educational apartheid, migration, riots, Imagination, memory, female protagonists, documentary, fiction, dancing, sea side,  slow motion, shadow boxing, England, the country of Lesotho, Africa, stones and pebbles, glitter,  gold, silver, balloons, and Children playing.

Negative Triggers

Patriarchal and class oppression, riots.

Total Black out (audience)?: Yes

What is the audience lighting level?: Blackout during the films

Flashing Lights or strobe: yes

Loud sounds/noises (inc. music): yes

Repetitive noises: yes

Drums: yes

High-pitched tones: yes

Unexpected sounds (eg. Crash): yes

Is there background sound/music: yes

Interactivity and Participation

Audience invited on stage: No

Artist goes into the audience: No

Workshop/manual activity: No

Are participants required to:

Walk around: no

Undertake directed movement: no

Read: no

Draw: no

Construct things: no

Paint: no

Sing: no

Participate in pairs or groups with others: no

Attention Span Information

Is there an intermission: No

Do the audience need to sit in one place during the show: Yes

Is it okay for audience members to make a noise/move around during the show (ie: a relaxed performance): Yes

Is there an introduction and if so how long is it: No

Senses, Emotions and Effects

Does it have any distinctive smells: No

Does it have any other special effects (eg: smoke machine, bubbles etc): No

Does it involve exploring any textures, and if so please specify: no

Are balloons used: Yes, on screen.

Do any of the characters express anger: Yes

To what extent are the films dialogue driven: Half