Kurzfilmtournee 2020


Germany 2018 • animation • Spanisch • 8 mins
Nomination in the category for animated films up to 30 minutes
director, script: Victor Orozco Ramirez
sound: Roman Vehlken
editors: Victor Orozco Ramirez, Pablo Narezo
production: Victor Orozco Ramirez

Victor Orozco Ramirez animates disturbing and insane scenes from the Internet with ghostly, surreal images. A voice-over tells of the promises of the virtual parallel world and the sobering realization that not everything can be undone with CTRL+Z.

Jury statement:
When the filmmaker last saw his grandmother, she couldn't remember anything. Not her life, but also not her mistakes. That can't happen to us, he says in the film. Because we have the internet. A medium of possibilities and above all free.
In his animated essay, Victor Orozco Ramirez reflects on his use of the Internet, holding up a mirror to all of us. As he speaks, we see scenes in which people do incredibly stupid things. These shots from real videos are painted over and changed in black and white. Thus the animation creates a distance, but the absurd fascination with the content remains. In combination with the text, a bitterly angry media criticism develops from this. For there is no escape. Once connected, we like to be dependent on each other again and again. This film is not dystopia, this is brutal present. These are our memories, this is our Internet, these are our mistakes. And they stay.

Victor Orozco Ramirez

Master's degree in documentary film at the HfBK Hamburg; organized the short film festival "ambulart" in Ecuador, Mexico and Germany from 2005 to 2012

2012 Reality 2.0
2008 Tateikie Behind the Curtain
2005 Spare the Blood, spoil the Child
2004 Theater of Cruelty
2003 Squarehead
2002 Make me a Saint