BORDERHOLE a short film in collaboration with Amber Bemak.
We are thrilled to have received a special mention of the International Jury in 63 OBERHAUSEN Film Festival
USA / COLOMBIA
Borderhole takes place on a mythical border area between Colombia and the United States. We investigate the relationship between North and South America through the lens of the American Dream and the illumination of multiple tensions in and around the border. The piece explores imperialism, globalization through pop music, the gender mutant in an international context, and the choreography of women’s bodies in relation to sociopolitical and ecosystems.
Nadia Granados and Amber Bemak are filmmakers and performance artists who have been collaborating since 2014. Themes of their work center on relations between Latin and North America, queer love in a cross cultural context, and the political ramifications of patriarchal imperialist power. Together they have completed three films and one forty minute multimedia show. Their work has been seen at the Tamayo Museum, Oberhausen International Film Festival, Muestra Marrana, and OUTsider festival among other venues.
Amber Bemak teaches filmmaking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Working in the genres of experimental and documentary film, as well as performance art, Bemak’s work focuses on themes of Buddhist culture, performative explorations of the body in relation to greater political systems, and cross-cultural encounters in the context of globalization. Her feature and short films have shown in numerous festivals internationally, as well as national institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, SculptureCenter, and Oberhausen Film Festival. She has taught film theory and practice in India, Nepal, Kenya, Mexico, and the United States. www.amberbemak.com
Vienna Porn Film Festival
Ballhaus Naunynstrasse (curated by Simon Paetau), Berlin
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York
ULTRAcinema, Puebla, Mexico
Berlin Porn Film Festival, Berlin
Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarajevo
Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, Recife
19th Belo Horizonte International Shortfilm Festival, Belo Horizonte
TWIST Queer Film Festival, Seattle
63rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
Winnipeg Underground Film Festival
Dallas Medianale, Dallas
Women Galore Festival, Dallas
Leeds Queer Film Festival, Leeds, UK
The Great Poor Farm Experience, curated by Microlights, Wisconsin