Bay of Plenty
Dir. Milva Stutz / Switzerland / 2018 / 12’ / Polish premiere
Director: Milva Stutz
Animation: Milva Stutz
Editing: David Schlatter, Milva Stutz
Sound: Lucia Cadotsch, Ludwig Wandinger
Producer: Milva Stutz
Production: Milva Stutz
World sales: Milva Stutz
Language: no dialogue
A journey of discovery of a fictional, virtual island world. By means of a first-person camera perspective, the audience engages with and becomes part of the events. They encounter creatures who transcend categories such as male/female, artificial/natural, animal/human and who are constantly changing the form of their bodies. Together, they explore possibilities of overcoming their physical boundaries and learn how to create new (life) conditions.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
DOK Leipzig, Guanajuato International Film Festival, Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Fest Anča International Animation Festival, Stockholm Animation and Experimental Film Festival (SEAFF), Schamlos!Queer-Feministisches Pornographie Festival, Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival, Porny Days, Film Kunst Festival, Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinema, GAZE International LGBT Film Festival, Innsbruck Nature Film Festival, Lago Film Fest, Animation Marathon, FLEX FEST - Florida Experimental Film and Video Festival, Porny Days, Film Kunst Festival
Born in 1985 in Zurich, Switzerland. Filmmaker and visual artist who lives and works in Zurich. Her work was shown internationally in exhibitions and at film festivals, such as DOK Leipzig - International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Films, Guanajuato International Film Festival and Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Animation Festival, among others. Her film “My Dear Lover” was officially selected to the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Stutz works with experimental animated film and is interested in the relationship between body, intimacy and technology from a queerfeminist perspective. She studied fine arts, art mediation and illustration in Zurich, Lucerne and Edinburgh. She is a lecturer at the Zurich University of the Arts and at the Bern University of the Arts.