Best Short Film
Technical Achievement - Editing
The seer passes beneath branches, crosses fields, observes the quiet corners of creation. Bright and dark take turns showing their faces, a two-sided phantasm, one energy shape-shifting through time. The seer makes note, gleans eidolons.
Mike Rollo’s work explores alternative approaches to documentary cinema — methods that thematize vanishing communication cultures, rural industries, and transitional spaces through references to memory, history, religion, and autobiography. A founding member of Montreal’s experimental film collective Double Negative and Independent Visions in Regina, Mike has curated the work of prominent international and Canadian experimental filmmakers. Mike’s films have screened at prestigious festivals and galleries such as the Atlanta Film Festival (USA), Edinburgh Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (USA), International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Germany), Kassel Documentary Film Festival (Germany), Marseille Festival of Documentary Film (France), Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal, International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao (Spain), Los Angeles Film Forum, Museum of Modern Art (Brazil), and Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands)