A.D.A.M.

Vladislav Knežević

experimental-animated film, stereoscopic 3D

year: 2014

format: HD
duration: 12'45"

production: Bonobostudio
distribution: Bonobostudio

A.D.A.M. is a film about the attempt to obtain control over a monitored piece of space junk which unexpectedly gained consciousness.

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 director and scriptwriter: Vladislav Knežević
co-scriptwriter: Hrvoje Pukšec
animation, compositing, stereography: Mario Kalogjera
aerial photography: Igor Zirojević
sound design: Gideon Kiers
voices: William Linn, Thomas Johnson, Rei Hayama
editing: Mario Kalogjera, Vladislav Knežević
producer: Vanja Andrijević

The fall of an asteroid mining device named A.D.A.M. (Autonomous Drone for Asteroid Mining) causes the strengthening of its cognitive processes and activation of the autonomous mode. This leads to its refusal of communication with the satellite company operators.
An atlas of intensive empty landscapes, urban megastructures and lost horizons immersed in a cacophony of languages, codes and communication networks forms the basis of this metafiction about the relationship between man and machine. Their joint trajectory toward overload starts with the act of leaving the sea, continues by passing through mythic ambients and finally ends with the arrival in the unstable and saturated space of contemporary hyperurbanism.
Efficient solution algorithm: Non-existent.

Vladislav Knežević (1967) graduated from De Vrije Academie (Audio-visual Dept.) in Den Haag. Professionally works as a freelance director for TV and various productions since 1993. He is into experimental film, video and sound processing since 1988. He has also initiated and organized several film programmes and presentations (Reference to Difference, Videodrome TV edition, 25 FPS International Experimental Film Festival).

Filmography

A.D.A.M. (2014); Binary Pitch (2013); Archeo 29 (2010); reLocated (2005); Under Construction (2003); Full Range (2001/02); Convergence (1997); X Tactile Transition (1994/96); The Test of the Infinite Dream (1992); In the Colourbox (1989)

Awards

  • Important Cinematic Works of the Festival, Alternative Film Video 2014
  • Best Experimental Film Award, Days of Croatian Film 2015
  • Best 3D Stereoscopic Film, BE FILM The Underground Film Festival 2015

Festivals

25 FPS Festival (25/9-28/9/2014)
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (23/10-28/10/2014)
Curta Cinema - Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (5/11-12/11/2014)
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (11/11-16/11/2014)
Courant3D Festival (14/11-15/11/2014)
Alternative Film Video Festival (9/12-13/12/2014)
Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival (3D Special Programme), (30/1-7/2/2015)
Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival (23/3-29/3/2015)
BE FILM The Underground Film Festival, New York (21/4-25/4/2015)
Days of Croatian Film (23/4-26/4/2015)
Tabor Film Festival (30/4-2/5/2015)
Kratki na brzinu - Revue of Croatian Short Films, Sv. Ivan Zelina (7/5-10/5/2015)
ARKIPEL International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Jakarta (19/8-29/8/2015)
Festival kratkih Kraken - Ljubljana Short Film Festival (24/8-28/8/2015)
Split Film Festival (12/9-19/9/2015)
CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival, Torino (6/10-11/10/2015)
Festival for Different and Experimental Cinema, Pariz (7/10-18/10/2015)
Un festival c'est trop court - Nice short film festival (9/10-16/10/2015)
Imagine Science Film Festival, New York (16/10-24/10/2015)
Granada International Short Film Festival (19/10-25/10/2015) 
New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival (31/10-3/11/2015)
Bogoshorts - Bogota Short Film Festival (9/12-15/12/2015)
Stuttgarter Filmwinter (14/1-17/1/2016)
Green Film Festival in Seoul (6/5-12/5/2016)
Environmental Film Festival Australia (29/9-7/10/2016)

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