G_Girls (Ginny)

Shots of deserted housing blocks in a residential area, drawn in pencil – occasional images flash up in color, of corridors, passageways and facades – everything goes very quickly. Nevertheless, not much happens, unless somebody makes it happen. So a couple of kids repeatedly toss a cat out a window on the top floor, until the animal perishes the fourth time around. “Kitty was the stunt – no safety net.” Five lives wasted. One of them belongs to Lee. Being the oldest, he is taken into police custody and loses his job. This is what Ginny tells the psychologist. When the spoken word takes pause, is replaced by heavy breathing or a sigh, the cutting dynamically shifts to lightning quick views of abandoned high-rise landscapes and perspectives synched to the rhythm of the pauses. Ultimately this frenetic beat cannot offer an escape, because the reality captured by camera kid Ginny is the result of a socially generated boredom that remains unproductive.
Gracie telephones with Ginny and complains about Lee. This time around, roto-scoped single-family homes determine the scenery, slowly moving past the camera veiled by rain. The sharply outlined cement monsters of Ginny´s universe stand in close proximity, yet they remain at a distance that invites thoughts of transcending social status. Upon entering the apartment, mother is not home – Gracie interrupts the telephone conversation to put away her groceries and consider her goal: "A fashion blog, that´s my dream – to present clothes and make money with it. Wow!" But until that day comes, more shelves have to be organized and she has to work off her passion for painting by biting her fingernails. Ginny changes her clothes and leaves the apartment. With every step, the satellite city again begins to grow closer. (Melanie Letschnig)

Translation: Eve Heller

Ginny and Gracie could also be booked individually.

Orig. Title
G_Girls (Ginny)
Year
2015
Country
Austria
Duration
5 min
Director
Susi Jirkuff
Category
Animation
Orig. Language
english
Downloads
Ginny (Image)
Ginny (Image)
Credits
Director
Susi Jirkuff
Idea/Concept
Susi Jirkuff
Sound Design
Michael Schreiber
Animation
Susi Jirkuff
Supported by
BKA - innovative film, Wien Kultur, Land Oberösterreich
Available Formats
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
DCP 2K flat
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
colour
Festivals (Selection)
2016
Wien - Tricky Women / Animationsfilmfestival
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
Linz - Crossing Europe Film Festival
Osnabrück - EMAF - European Media Art Festival
Weimar - back-up festival. new media in film
Zagreb – Animafest, Festival on Animated Films
Annecy - Festival Int. du Cinema d'Animation
Guanajuato - Festival internacional de Cine
Ljubiljana Animateka - Int. Animation Film Festival
Wien - One Day Animation Festival (Main Award)
2017
Cairo - Animation Forum
Bruxelles - Anima Folioscope