Xposure 2023 Screens the Best in Independent Cinema
February 03, 2023 / 3:16 PM
Sharjah24: Xposure International Photography Festival is excited to announce its lineup of short films for the 2023 exhibition, taking place from February 9th to 15th at Expo Centre Sharjah. This year's film screenings will be a mesmerising journey through the lens of talented filmmakers from around the world, showcasing a diverse range of stories that are sure to inspire, educate and entertain.
The films will be screened Monday, February 13, 2023, along with a selection of other screenings of films that will be nominated for the Xposure Awards taking place throughout the festival.
The film screenings will showcase a series of captivating short films, each exploring a different theme and subject matter. From "The Gold Teeth" by Alireza Kazemipour, a touching story about an Afghan refugee in Canada seeking help from an Iranian ex-dentist, to "The Great Elephant Gathering of Asia" by Dilum Alagiyawanna, a celebration of the majestic elephants and the importance of conservation efforts. "It’s Good Business: Moving Beyond Conservation" by Simone Kisiel, explores the relationship between capitalism and the environment, while "Kefsan" by Akbar Shahbazi tells the story of Rahman Mard, who suffers from paralysis that drives him to despair.
For wildlife enthusiasts, "Eyes Of The Orangutan" by Aaron Gekoski is a must-see film that exposes the dark side of the wildlife tourism industry. Photography enthusiasts will be transported on a visual journey in "Obscura" by Ian Ruhtr, showcasing the beauty of wet plate collodion photography. "The Human Element" by James Balog is a powerful blend of art and science that highlights the impact of climate change on people and the planet. "The Guardian Angel of Guatemala" by Giles Clarke profiles the life of Dr. Jorge Chiu, a cardiothoracic surgeon who doubles as a paramedic in the violence-ridden streets of Guatemala City, while “Tor Seidel: Video Art Now” features selected graduate films from video art classes at the College of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Sharjah from the period 2019-2022.
On Tuesday, February 14, the festival will showcase “25 Hertz” by Beno Saradzic featuring six of his best time-lapse films. The film highlights the wonder of beautiful cityscapes interlaced with the intricacy of our modern world,
These film screenings are sure to attract a wide range of audiences, from photography enthusiasts and wildlife conservationists to those who are passionate about social and environmental issues. Whether you are a filmmaker, photographer or simply someone who appreciates the art of storytelling, the Xposure is the perfect place to experience these captivating short films and be a part of the conversation.
The International Photography Festival is the ideal platform to expand knowledge, be inspired, and connect with like-minded individuals. Visitors are encouraged to mark their calendars for 9-15 February and be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience!