TESTFILM is a series of projects in which Telcosystems address the impact of new technological developments in digital filmmaking and their implications for the future of artists’ cinema. In TESTFILM #1 they explore the creative possibilities of the Digital Cinema Package (DCP) – the new global infrastructure for film projection in cinemas. By 2015, this digital standard had completely replaced analogue film projection around the world. Could one upset the default behavior of the DCP system and unearth its artistic potential? (A practice that has been an integral part of the history of cinema.) Or is the system designed to exclude any possibility of human intervention? If so, what happens to the history and the future of experimental cinema and the renegades who refuse to play by the rules?

14’21’’ / 2020
Image & sound by Telcosystems
Text by Telcosystems & Mirna Belina
Produced by Vanja Andrijević
Production: Bonobostudio (HR) + Spatial Media Laboratories (NL)

International Film Festival Rotterdam (22/1-2/2/2020)
FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival (17/8-22/8/2020)
25 FPS Festival (24/9-27/9/2020)
Curtocircuito International Film Festival (3/10-11/10/2020)
Un festival c’est trop court – Nice Short Film Festival (9/10-16/10/2020)
Imagine Science Film Festival (16/10-23/10/2020)
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (17/11-22/11/2020)
London Short Film Festival (15/1-23/1/2021)
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Paris, France (23/2-28/2/2021)
This is Short / New Point of View (1/4-21/6/2021)
Kino Otok – Isola Cinema International Film Festival (25/8-29/8/2021)
Glitch Art Festival, Zagreb (1/10-8/10/2021)
WRO Media Art Biennale (9/11-17/12/2021)

FeKK Yu Award, FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival 2020
Critics Special Mention, 25 FPS Festival 2020
Best Experimental Film Award, Un festival c’est trop court 2020