For All Audiences

Directed by Josh Weissbach

A trailer of an experiment searches for meaning in a moldy montage. The detritus of the movie industry swims in organic material. Emulsion and its cracks, its crumbles, and its fades. Is it ready for all the audiences?


War Story

This film was partially made in my garage with a few mason jars full of 35mm film strips from old movie trailers and cut-up avocados that were becoming increasingly moldy. As the avocado mold started to strip the emulsion off the film strip, I would remove the film strips and clean them. The most difficult part about this was that the moldy avocado was most effective the ranker it became so there was a continuous tension between wanting to clean the film before the mold ate all of the emulsion away while the effects of the experiment were at their best and trying not to become sick from the terrible smell and developing maggots. Such glamorous filmmaking.


About the Director

Josh Weissbach

Josh Weissbach is an experimental filmmaker. He lives in a house with his wife, two daughters, three cats, and six chickens next to a once abandoned village. His films and videos have been shown worldwide in such venues as Ann Arbor Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival, European Media Art Festival, Mono No Aware, Chicago Underground Film Festival, 25 FPS Festival, and Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival. He has won jury prizes at Videoex, ICDOCS, $100 Film Festival, Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Berlin Revolution Film Festival, and Haverhill Experimental Film Festival. He is the recipient of a 2021 Artistic Excellence Award from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, a 2020 Moving Image Fund Early Development Grant from the LEF Foundation, a 2018 LightPress Grant from the Interbay Cinema Society, a 2015 LEF Fellowship from the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, a 2013 Mary L. Nohl Fellowship for Emerging Artists from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and a 2008 Cary Grant Film Award from the Princess Grace Foundation-USA.

You Might Also Like


The Wind

The Wind

Directed by

Miranda Javid

A historical fact rolls by like clouds.
Rumi and His Roses

Rumi and His Roses

Directed by

Navid Sinaki

Using love letters tucked in bootleg DVD menus, a gay Iranian recounts his first relationship and its end.
Returning

Returning

Directed by

Lucy Bridger

A retired teacher confronts some unexpected emotions as she struggles through the discomfort of a heatwave.
Dead in the Room

Dead in the Room

Directed by

Adam Pertofsky

At a screenwriters' pitch event, a vengeful writer turns the tables on an arrogant studio executive, ordering him at gunpoint to pitch a good story or die. As the clock ticks down, the exec gets a lesson in truthfulness and storytelling, but will he learn in time to save himself?
Night Visions

Night Visions

Directed by

William Glass

Two friends drive to a secluded forest and experiment with hypnotism, which triggers vivid dreams and serpentine hallucinations.
About a Home

About a Home

Directed by

Daniel Chein and Elizabeth Lo

Precious Sarria and her family experienced housing insecurity for over two years. After transitioning into housing, they documented their lives to raise awareness for the rising homelessness in regions surrounding Silicon Valley.
The Length of Day

The Length of Day

Directed by

James P. Gannon

The Length of Day is a collaged essay film that tells an emotional history of socialism in the United States.
Return to the Peach Blossom Wonderland

Return to the Peach Blossom Wonderland

Directed by

Huang Yue, Yuchao Luo, and Haomin Peng

In an ancient Chinese fable, The Peach Blossom Spring (桃花源记), a utopian world is described as having “neatly arranged residences (屋舍俨然) ”. Looking at a China modernized, are we back in such a wonderland, or is this high-speed train impelling us to somewhere else?
White Horse

White Horse

Directed by

Xu Yujie

The bystander leaves after whispering, "they say an accordion could never talk to a white horse."
Scroll to top