HIGHLIGHTS: July 2022 DANCE Film Festival

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Dance Film: THEY WAKE
Best Cinematography: IN VELVET
Best Direction: THE EMROIDERESSES
Best Sound & Music: BUSTIN’ LOOSE
Best Ballet Film: GISELLE
Best Performances: WHO SITS BESIDE US IN THE BATH
Best Production Design: FAKTORY 92
Best Documentary: SILENT RHYTHM

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

BUSTIN’ LOOSE, 4min., USA, Dance
Directed by Karla Puno Garcia
A young girl finds herself in an underworld.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


IN VELVET, 11min., Ireland, Dance
Directed by Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy
Child sits alone on a beach. Man approaches and they set off on a journey, driving through the Irish landscape of green parks and stunted suburbs. A herd of deer graze nearby with their antlers peeling away: a shedding to transform into something new.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


THEY WAKE, 3min., USA, Dance
Directed by Karla Puno Garcia
A community under a spell of slumber comes to life.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


GISELLE, 16min., USA, Ballet
Directed by Scott Cook
Adapted from the classical ballet Giselle, this film follows a young peasant girl though a story of love and betrayal. After finding out the man she is in love with is really royalty, Giselle tragically dies. Now a ghost, Giselle is introduced to the Willis, a group of young women who died from a broken heart.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


WHO SITS BESIDE US IN THE BATH, 11min., USA, Dance
Directed by Dana Sokolowski
A surreal bedtime story about trust, safety, and protection after the death of a parent.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


FAKTORY 92., 12min., France, Dance
Directed by Didier Mulleras

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


THE EMROIDERESSES, 8min,. Sweden, Documentary
Directed by Bo Fredrik Sjökvist
The Emroideresses is a short documentary / dance film about the difficult art of translating embroidery into dance. What exactly is a cross stitch and can you really walk with a thread? The film follows kompani mamsell’s work to develop the performance but there ar also interviews with three emroideresses who talk about their love of the craft and and how to get a perfect stitch.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


SILENT RHYTHM, 36min., USA, Documentary Dance
Directed by Sarah Goolishian
This short documentary explores the relationship dancers have with music, especially when none of the dancers can hear the music. The Gallaudet Dance Company is home to a small dance studio that pushes the meaning of dance beyond the scope of sound. This year marked a specific turning point for the program, as half the dancers are graduating, their dance company director Sue Gill-Doleac is also retiring after 44 years.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


By experimentalfilmfestival

Festival occurs 3 times a month! Showcased the best of experimental short films and music videos from around the world.

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