FRI, 15 MARCH: 1300


In every work of art, we see traces of its creator (be it an aesthetic or a layer the artist’s creative output embedded into the personality of a character. As the definition of selfhood changes within the context of immersive digital experience and the increase of our identification with these digital mannerisms, so too does the idea of connection evolve and morph. Palace.MIXX is a unique and eclectic selection of queer, experimental film and digital media exploring these ideas of connection and self image. Showcasing contemporary works by queer artists that explore how various aspects of queer identity portraiture play out within a variety of approaches to experimental cinema with special guests from UWE_FILM.

In a dystopian future world of surveillance and work, Max isn’t the successful type. To compensate for his isolation, he programmed his very own virtual world, a campy safe haven. Along with it, he created his digital fairy prince, a dream hunk modelled after his handsome real world colleague Ken. When the real Ken finds out about this, he is enraged but intrigued. Ken hacks into this world and slips into the mask of his digital doppelganger. A digital fairy tale about love and fantasy.

28 mins

Germany, 2016

D: Daniel Kulle

Locked in a room, where should forever stay. Fighting against secrets. Swallowing the secret with the discomfort that causes for other people. Bleeds from the inside. Closing the sandwich and taking a bite. Taking a bite. Taking a a bite.against secrets. Swallowing it with the discomfort that causes for other people. No one see the blood? Closing the sandwich and taking a bite.

4 mins

USA, 2017

D: Luis Marciliano

A body, having been absorbed with light, undergoes a process of transformation passing through a series of states and examinations. The digitalised Super 8 format reflects this renewal with the light absorbing analogue film’s own transition to the digital form.

4 mins

Germany, 2018

D: Dickon Bevan

Mysterious portrait of Fernando, aka Deborah Krystal, the glittering and poetic performer of the Lisbon club Finalmente, where he has been performing every night over thirty years in golden dresses. Under the layers of his colorful fabrics, the many skins of Fernando are revealed, letting Lisbon’s legends come to life. Alternately woman mermaid, female birds, woman lion, we are taken into the desires and dreams of metamorphosis and myths.

20 mins

Portugal / France, 2015

D: Marie Losier

A highly controlled dancer moves away from the uniformity and discipline of ballet to explore her own identity.

11 mins

UK, 2016

D: Scout Stuart

This 16mm short explores light as a meditative state while encouraging the viewer to take a moment to be present within themselves. Taking various macro shots of crystals as an expansion on the theme of light and darkness.

3 mins

Canada, 2016

D: Jaene Castrillon

An exploration into alien worlds through simple techniques

2 mins
UK 2018
D: Jake Lukas

When a sexy chat becomes an intense exchange on race, politics and war.

16 mins
USA 2016
D: Joao Queiroga

Experimental short exploring homophobia in the British Indian community.

2 mins
United Kingdom 2016
D: Vijay Patel

Eric receives a present from Tristan on his birthday.

3 mins
Germany 2016
D: Nicky Miller

A short time lapse of film exploring the space of modern life and light within the city

2 mins
UK 2018
D: Kester Urwin

Mountain-like structures in the fjord reveal themselves to be hybrids of bunker and landscape.

8 mins
USA 2016
D: Benjamin Rosenthal

A short film exploring the hormonal reactions that reject the narratives of mainstream Hollywood cinema and its notions of ‘love’ and ‘love at first sight’.

17 mins

United Kingdom, 2017

D: Renee Sutherland