Rock Bottom Riser

Presented with short in competition Train Again

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Rock Bottom Riser

Fern Silva

Various, USA | 2021 | 70 | Super 16 to DCP

From the earliest voyagers who navigated by starlight, to present-day astronomers scanning the cosmos for habitable planets, explorers have long made Hawaii the hub for their searching. Today—as lava continues to flow on the island—another crisis mounts as scientists plan to build the world’s largest telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii’s most sacred and revered mountain.


Presented with short in competition

Train Again

Peter Tscherkassky

Vienna, Austria | 2021 | 20 | 35 mm film

Train Again is a phantom ride through the engine room of the seventh art, a ceremony of the (violent) mechanics of railway vehicles and image transporters.