28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: Betty Blitz
original title: Shimmer
country: Austria
year: 2019
running time: 4 min.


A collage of fragmented shots of an apartment captured on 16mm film might seem mundane at first glance, but in the urgent density of light, material, and movement, it evokes a special emotional rhythm, which is underscored by David M. Shuh's spherical sound pattern that evaporates from the space but will never be lost.
"The realization of the analog film SHIMMER was driven by my focus on materiality, the play with light and darkness and my passion to observe things that are not noticeable at a first glance." B. Blitz   
Q&A with Betty Blitz:


Betty Blitz (1987) graduated from the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. Since 2012, she has been creating videos, art installations, film performances, and photography. As of 2018, she has been living and working in Vienna where she takes a particular interest in experimental films, which she captures on analogue material.

more about film

director: Betty Blitz
producer: Betty Blitz
sound: David M Schuh
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
Český rozhlas