Clermont-Ferrand Short Films
Short Film Program
$12 online or at the door
Friday Jul 13, 2012
8:00pmDoors open
8:30pmLive music by Strawberry Hands

Dekalb Market
(Outdoors at Dekalb Market)
Downtown Brooklyn
138 Willoughby St. at Flatbush Ave. (Ft. Greene/Downtown Brooklyn)
B, Q, R to Dekalb Ave


This Show Presented in Partnership With
NYC & Co.
Burt's Bees

As long-time supporters of the short as its own distinct medium, Rooftop is proud once again to collaborate with Clermont-Ferrand on a program of genre-bending animation, documentary and experimentations.

All of the screenings at Dekalb Market are co-presented by NYC & Company. Check out to find out all about the amazing events and attractions available across all five boroughs.

Founded in 1979, the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival is one of the most prestigious and exciting cinematic gatherings in the world. Focusing solely on short films, the festival highlights hundreds of movies a year, from daring new emerging talent to venerable auteurs. Every February, thousands of cinephiles and industry insiders descend on this small French town, a short film mecca which also houses a resource center and archive dedicated solely to the short film. This program highlights some of the most innovative cinema in the world, ranging from stunning visual pleasures to entertaining meta-fictional summer romances.

- Mark Elijah Rosenberg


We'll Become Oil (Mihai Grecu | Romania | 8 min.)
Dry landscapes are filled with the traces of meta-conflict, beyond any visible political or ideological issues. An unexplainable state of crisis takes over.

IL CAPO (Yuri Ancarani | Italy | 15 min.)
In the marble quarries of the Italian Alps, men and machines dig the mountain. The Chief manages, coordinates and guides quarrymen and heavy-duty machines using a language consisting solely of gestures and signs.

Heavy Heads (Helena Frank | 8 min.)
Monika is attempting to seduce a housefly when a sad stranger suddenly surprises her by entering through the wrong door. A minimalistic black comedy about loneliness and solitude.

THE PUB (Joseph Pierce | 7 min.)
A day of afternoon drinking can make anyone seem as ghoulish as the patrons in this darkly comic animation about a typically odd community

The Shady Sailor (Sophie Letourneur | France | 35 min.)
Laetitia and Sophie decide to spend the weekend in Brittany, the birthplace of Laetitia, in the town of Quimper. Throughout their stay punctuated by pancakes, walks on the beach and nights out at the "Cottage" reappears the figure of the Hidden Sailor, the childhood sweetheart of Laetitia.

Derivation (Hyun-Suk Seo | South Korea | 6 min.)
A collage of sensually charged moments from Korean horror films of the 2000s. Found footage showing faked surprise expressions, quick head-turns, sudden awakenings and screams are repeated to form musical patterns.

Burt Talks to the Bees (Isabella Rossellini | USA | 2 min.)
Meet the bees—the queen, the workers and the drones—in this wonderfully fantastic and wildly educational series of short films created by Isabella Rossellini, actress, director and uncanny Burt impersonator. Once you meet them, you’ll want to save them too. Visit to see how.


Strawberry Hands
"Clearly these guys have thought about their music. Even the tex­ture of their sound is metic­u­lously crafted. Though you might call the music lo-fi, this is really a mis­nomer: lo-fi implies some degra­da­tion of sound qual­ity, whereas these guys delib­er­ately morph their sound to their own tastes. It takes a lit­tle get­ting used to, but the warmth con­veyed on “The Pret­ti­est Song in the World” has a lot to do with the tex­ture they cre­ate, which sounds like an exag­ger­ated ver­sion of the sound you get from vinyl." -Ampeater

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