Thursday, June 06, 2013

Cecilia Stenbom: "How To Choose" 9th International Short Film Festival, Detmold, Germany

Image: Cecilia Stenbom How To Choose 2012 Single Channel HD Film. Duration: 3 Minutes 31 Seconds, Produced by Third. Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK 

Cecilia Stenbom

How To Choose

8th June 2013

9th International Short Film Festival
Hangar 21, Detmold, Germany


Festival runs from 31st May - 9th June 2013


More than 3,000 short films from 78 countries were submitted, of which 368 were selected for this years International Film Festival in Detmold. The festival is intended to provide a platform for intercultural exchange and  during the 10 day long festival directors from around the world will present works accross filmgenres including fiction, experimental, animation, documentary and music to a large and international audience.


Cecilia Stenbom's How To Choose is a short film about small seemingly insignificant every day choices, such as what to wear, what crockery to choose or what to bring with you for the day. Guided by a female narrator, who addresses the camera, in a deadpan manner, the story is told as instruction rather than personal reflection. Flawed with anxieties around illness, death and other bad outcomes, the decisions described are made using partly logic and partly a set of made up rules. Set in a modern stylish home, the structure of the work is inspired from existing television formats; the instruction film, the makeover show, and the docu-drama, juxtaposed against a more personal narrative. How to Choose is about the desire to remove the agony of decision making in a world constantly bombarded with endless possibilities in the quest for a less anxious existence. Running Time 3 min 31 sec


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