MURMUR10.09.2020 - 30.09.2020
Split (HR) & Cosenza (IT)
Murmur was part of the official selection of the 2020 International film festival Rotterdam, in their "Bright Future" program. Murmur is a new collaborative work by film maker Jan Locus and Stijn Demeulenaere. The film is an exploration of the dawn at the swamp of Ganshoren, the last bit of swamp in Brussels. Murmur knew its cinematic world premiere at the 2020 IFFR and was also selected for among others the 2020 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin and the Festival International du Film sur l'Art in Montréal. The work also won the 2nd prize at The Engine Room International Sound Art Award.
Upcoming screeningsSeptember 2020:
10 - 17 September Split Film Festival / International Festival of New Film, (Split, HR)
28 - 30 September Laterale Film Festival, (Cosenza, IT)
MURMUR17.03.2020 - 29.03.2020
Festival International du Film sur l'Art
Murmur will be screened at the 38th FIFA - Festival International du Film sur l'Art in Montréal, Canada, FIFA Experimental program.
Murmur is a collaboration between Jan Locus & Stijn Demeulenaere.
Brussels was built on a swamp, today there is only one tiny part of Brussels that is still officially a swamp. Although continually threatened by development the area stayed intact largely due to being ensnared between two railroad tracks. Just before first light, filmmaker Jan Locus and sound artist Stijn Demeulenaere recorded the dawn chorus. The city drone permeates the sound of the swamp, and a strange mix enfolds between the sound of an awakening nature and a human presence. Urban drone and bird song merge to a (un)familiar murmur.
Murmur knew its cinematic world premiere at the 2020 IFFR, International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL) and was selected for the 2020 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin in Paris (FR) and the Festival International du Film sur l'Art, Montréal (CA).
The work also won the 2nd prize at The Engine Room International Sound Art Award.