Conor Bateman
January 6, 2020 — By Conor Bateman

Hyperlinks: A Static Vision Festival

A weekend film festival I co-programmed, cut the trailer for and did logo design for in early 2020.

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Hyperlinks (February 21-23) was the first festival from Static Vision, a local collective who have been presenting Australian and NSW premiere screenings of important international films (the Academy Award nominated Hale County This Morning, This Evening and Long Day’s Journey Into Night among them) since October 2018.

Hyperlinks screened 13 feature films and 9 short films at Pink Flamingo Cinema in Marrickville.

“The works selected by programmers Conor Bateman and Felix Hubble draw on sources of all kinds in ways that provoke curiosity and questions”

Philippa Hawker, The Australian

Features Screened

Demonlover (dir. Olivier Assayas, France)
A Self-Induced Hallucination (dir. Dan Schoenbrun, USA)
Lynch: A History (dir. David Shields, USA) – Australian Premiere
Leave the Bus Through the Broken Window (dir. Andrew Hevia, USA) – Australian Premiere
Searching Eva (dir. Pia Hellenthal, Germany) – Australian Premiere
AIDOL 爱道 (dir. Lawrence Lek, UK) – Australian Premiere
0s & 1s (dir. Eugene Kotlyarenko, USA) – International Premiere
Jobe’z World (dir. Michael M. Bilandic, USA) – Australian Premiere
The Task (dir. Leigh Ledare, USA)
Tourism (dir. Daisuke Miyazaki, Japan) – Australian Premiere
Sakawa (dir. Ben Asamoah, Belgium and the Netherlands)
L.A. Tea Time (dir. Sophie Bédard Marcotte, Canada) – Australian Premiere
Mating (dir. Lisa Maria Mannheimer, Sweden) – Australian Premiere

Short Films Screened

In Event of Moon Disaster (dir. Francesca Panetta and Halsey Burgund, USA) – Australian Premiere
A Room with a Coconut View (dir. Tulapop Saenjaroen, Thailand) – Australian Premiere
Pumpkin Movie (dir. Sophy Romvari, Canada) – Australian Premiere
The Witness (dir. Tiyan Baker, Australia)
The Sasha (dir. María Molina Peiró, The Netherlands) – Australian Premiere
Wherever You Go, There We Are (dir. Jesse McLean, USA) – Australian Premiere
Sunstone (dir. Louis Henderson and Filipa César, Portugal and France) – Australian Premiere
Watching The Pain of Others (dir. Chloé Galibert-Laîné, France) – Australian Theatrical Premiere
3G (dir. Anne Thieme, Germany and Cuba) – Australian Premiere

Hyperlinks Team

Programmers: Felix Hubble and Conor Bateman
Marketing and Publicity Adviser: Jessica Ellicott
Venue Manager/Program Assistant: Ingrid Dieckmann
Web Design: Eleanor Smith
Poster and Logo Design: Conor Bateman
Special Thanks: Lauren Carroll Harris, Sarinah Masukor, Kevin B. Lee, John Edmond, Louise Sheedy