Graduate Film 'after a room' in competition at Locarno

 
We’re proud to announce that the graduate film after a room will world premiere at the prestigious film festival Locarno in the Pardi di domani - National Competition and is eligible for the Locarno Short Film Candidate for the European Film Awards.
 
The majority of this gorgeous work are LFS crew members, with LFS students or graduates as cast. after a room was shot in March 2020 and finished its post-production in May 2021. It will have its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival 74, in the Pardi di Domani Competition, on 13 and 14 August 2021.
 
Congratulations to the entire team behind this film!
 
If you are at the Locarno Festival, please ensure you catch this beautiful piece.

Screening times

First screening: Friday, August 13, 2021 – 14:00, La Sala  - With the presentation at the beginning and Q&A with the audience after the film
Repetition 1: Saturday, August 14, 2021 – 9:00 – PalaVideo  
Repetition 2: Saturday, August 14, 2021 – 17:00 – La Sala  

About after a room
Genre: Drama, Experimental
Running Time: 21'
Format: 16mm
Original Language: English, French, Spanish
Summary: Nights are long inside Naomi and Ram’s room. Tonight, they’ve invited Marina over and their messy space is under scrutiny. Exploring intimacy as a personal playground, skin as an intimate map, Naomi’s docile body is coming loose amidst the tension inside a room, she continues knowing and unknowing. The small expressive child inside her is itching to ring its giggle through the night, before day breaks. ​
 
 
Crew
Writer-Director: Naomi Pacifique
Producers: Rafael Manuel, Juri Ferri, Naomi Pacifique
Cinematographer: Xenia Patricia
Production Designers: Davide Valsecchi  & Shira Haimovici
1st AD: Paisley Valentine Walsh
Sound Recordist: Pablo Garrido Carreras 
Sound Designers: Pablo Garrido Carreras, Edward A Guy, Kamila Wojcik
Colour Grader: Jason R Moffat
Gaffer: Leslie Lin
Camera Assistant: Maya Wills
Spark: Chen-Ling Liu
 
Featuring
Naomi Pacifique, Ram Mendoza, Marina Dora , Hugo Koolschijn, Michael Muller, Anne van der Burg 
 
About Naomi Pacifique
Naomi Pacifique is a Swiss-Dutch multi-disciplinary artist. ​She grew up in Lausanne, Switzerland, and moved to the UK to pursue her multi-disciplinary practice. She graduated from Oxford University with an Mst in Creative Writing and from London Film School with an MA in Filmmaking.
Her graduation film, after a room, will premiere in competition at the 74th edition of Locarno International Film Festival in the Pardi di Domani section.
Across the arts, Naomi's work interests itself in intimacy and the spaces found there to discover and reinvent both oneself and the environment one is surrounded by. Her work has been published by Ambit Magazine, exhibited in London Gallery Cafés, and performed in London and Oxford venues.
The last short film she produced and assistant directed, Filipiñana, was awarded the Silver Bear Shorts Jury Prize at the 70th Berlinale, among several other awards at international film festivals. She is co-founder and co-director of Idle Eye production company, alongside Rafael Manuel. She is currently based in Amsterdam, with secondary bases in both Switzerland and the UK.
 
 

Photo Credits: Xenia Patricia