The International Festival of Films on Art - 38th edition from March 17 to 29, 2020

More Human Than Human

Belgium | 2018 | 79 min
English | Subtitles in English
Cinematography: Guido Van Gennep
Editing: Chris Van Oers
Music: Harry Waters
Sound: Eddy De Cloe
Director: Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting


Quebec Premiere -

In attendance of Yoshua Bengio, professor in the Computer Science and Operational Research Department of the Université de Montréal and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms. He is also the scientific director of IVADO and of Mila, l’Institut québécois d’Intelligence artificielle, the largest academic group in the world researching deep learning.
Philippe Baylaucq, designer and director.
Mathieu Marcotte, director of community relations, Éléments AI.

What does it really mean to live in the era of artificial intelligence? This is the question asked by director Tommy Pallotta, who wonders about the obsolescence of his trade as a creator in a future society in which robots will be positioned to entirely replace humans. Much more than a simple list of the two sides of this futuristic coin, this quest introduces viewers to the leading lights on artificial intelligence, pioneers of robotized creations, who are shaking our relationship with the world.


Femke Wolting

Femke Wolting, together with Bruno Felix, is the founder and managing director of Submarine, an independent film and transmedia production company in Amsterdam and LA, spanning features, documentaries and animation. Femke has produced among others award-winning documentaries such as Meet the Fokkens, and internationally distributed animation series such as Mattel’s The Wellie Wishers for Amazon. She produced Peter Greenaway’s last feauture film, Eisenstein in Guanajuato that premiered in competition of the Berlinale Film Festival and most recently she produced Brian Knappenberg’s acclaimed film Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and the trials of a free press which premiered at Sundance 2017 and that premiered worldwide as a Netflix Original in 2017. She is currently producing Oscar-winning director Roger Ross Williams’ film American Jail for CNN and the BBC about the prison industrial complex. Since 1999 Femke Wolting has directed documentaries, such as It’s The End Of TV As We Know It– a feature documentary about the future of television; the award-winning film Sneakers - about the rise of the sports shoe and Viktor & Rolf: “Because We Are Worth It”, which followed a year in the lives of avant-garde fashion designers Viktor & Rolf. She won an Emmy for Last Hijack, a film that Femke produced and co-directed with Tommy Pallotta, and that premiered at the Berlinale Film Festival 2014.

Tommy Pallotta

Tommy Pallotta is a visionary storyteller who creatively blends technology with filmmaking, animation and interactivity. Microsoft Research recognized his penchant for innovation where he lead a research team to create and design interactive, animated storytelling experiences. Pallotta also directed the first machinima music video, In the Waiting Line, and the rotoscoped MTV Breakthrough video Destiny, both for the band Zero 7. He has produced several short animated films that garnered numerous awards, including Snack and Drink, which is now part of a permanent collection in the New York Museum of Modern Art. Tommy first connected Richard Linklater with animation when he produced the award-winning feature film Waking Life. He followed up with Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly, starring Keanu Reeves and Robert Downey Jr. He then directed the Emmy nominated transmedia thriller, Collapsus and co-directed the feature documentary/ animation hybrid: Last Hijack. The interactive companion of Last Hijack won an International Digital Emmy Award.

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