SEEFest LA screens Looking for Horses by Stefan Pavlović and You Can’t Automate Me by Katarina Jazbec – APR 30-May 1
Looking for Horses – Info & Tickets
You Can’t Automate Me – Info & Tickets
Looking for Horses is a film about a friendship between the filmmaker and a fisherman. One lost his mother-tongue because of a stutter, the other lost his hearing during the 1990s war in Bosnia. They look for ways to communicate, while the camera mediates their growing bond. In addition to several awards at international festivals in 2021, the film recently won Best Documentary Award at Ann Arbor Film Festival in March 2022.
Stefan Pavlović, b. 1989. received his BA in film directing, with honors, at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. In 2017 he was selected to participate in the documentary film residency Aristoteles Workshop in Romania. Mentored by Dutch filmmaker John Appel, he made his third short film When the dragon came. The film had its premiere at the Netherlands Film Festival in 2018, followed by the international premiere at the Krakow Film Festival. It would go on to win the Best Film Award at the Szczecin International Film Festival. Stefan received his MA at the Netherlands Film Academy in Artistic Research in and through Cinema. His research, from filming intimacy to filming intimately, was nominated for the AHK Best Work Price and the Young Art Fund Amsterdam. Stefan is currently based in Amsterdam and Looking for Horses is his first feature-length film.
Before container-ships leave port, lashers secure the containers using heavy metal bars. They are the last port workers to do such dangerous jobs surrounded by self-driven vehicles and remotely operated cranes. Each body tells its own story: from grieving for a colleague who died on the job to just keep going. Stowaway animals appear as visions of a more natural world.
Katarina Jazbec is a visual artist working in film and photography. She was born in 1991, Slovenia, and has been living in Rotterdam since 2015. She received her BA from the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana and her MA in Photography from the AKV | St. Joost art academy in Breda (NL). In her work, which is based on long-standing participatory research, she builds heterotopias and looks for new forms of storytelling while exploring the urgent questions of ethics, identity, agency, and pitfalls of our current dominant economy. Her recent works have been shown among others at the FIDÉ Festival International du Documentaire Émergent in Paris, the International Festival of Contemporary Arts City of Women in Ljubljana and the TENT Platform for Contemporary Art in the Netherlands. She is a current grantee of the Mondriaan stipendium for emerging artists in the Netherlands. For her film Permeating Hearts, which is about reading with prisoners in Belgium, she was given a Tënk Award at FIDÉ Paris 2019. She is the first recipient of the RTM Pitch Award 2020 by the International Film Festival Rotterdam.