SWATTED directed by Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis
Production: Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains
150+ Festivals Selection
Special Jury Award Labo competition, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, Semi-finalist Oscars students 2020
Complete list: https://tinyurl.com/y4djn8q7
Synopsis: Online players describe their struggles with swatting, a life-threatening cyber-harassment phenomenon that looms over them whenever they play. The events take shape through youtube videos and wireframe images from a video game.
Press: “What really distinguishes Swatted is Chandoutis’ flair for composing and editing sound and image: the suspense and urgency of the swatting incidents alternate with atmospheric night-time digital images, including the one with which he strikingly concludes”. Modern Times Review
Bio : Born in France in 1988, Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis lives and works between Paris and Brussels. After studying at INSAS, the Sint-Lukas Higher School of Art and Le Fresnoy – National Studio of Contemporary Art, Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis has developed a “cinématière”, a hybrid artistic practice that expands cinema to the field of contemporary art.
His work questions technologies, memory, the virtual and explores the porous worlds of the image.
His films have been selected and awarded in numerous international festivals (Cannes, Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand, BFI London, IDFA…).
His latest film Maalbeek, selected at the Semaine de la critique – Cannes, is candidate for the European Film Awards 2021.