HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Experimental & Music & Dance Festival – September 5, 2019

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: BLACK LIVES MATTER
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM: PASSAGE
BEST PERFORMANCES: THANATOS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: TOO MANY BODIES
BEST MUSIC: EMERGENCE

Them of night: “Transformation”

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterBLACK LIVES MATTER, 9min., USA, Experimental

festival posterDANCE WITH DEATH, 6min., USA, Experimental

festival posterEMERGENCE, 5min., USA, Dance

festival posterFLORETS, 4min., USA, Music Video

festival posterGEOMETRY, 2min., USA, Experimental

festival posterPASSAGE, 2min., Australia, Animation/Experimental

festival posterRANGWANG, 6min., Canada, Experimental

festival posterREDEMPTION, 7min., USA, Experimental

festival posterTHANATOS, 6min., USA, Music Video

festival posterTHE SHE IN ME, 3min., France, Music Video

festival posterTOO MANY BODIES, 6min., USA, Music Video

festival posterUFO, 4min., Belgium, Music Video

festival posterUNREMEDIED, 2min., USA, Dance

festival posterABSOLUTION, 7min, USA, Dance

The 9th event of the Los Angeles festivals in 2019.
3 more festivals to go in LA this year.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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Absolution Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Sept. 2019 Experimental Festival in LA

ABSOLUTION, 7min, USA, Dance

Directed by Stirling Matheson & Sarah Farnsley

The House of the Rising Sun is a place of transition in music and folklore. It’s a purgatory where travelers, vagabonds, and lost souls cross paths before continuing toward their life after. Absolution is a snapshot of that purgatory, that waiting room, where souls must accept the regrets and disappointments in their lives before they can cross over. Personal struggles are highlighted in duets and solos throughout the piece. Some remorse is too difficult to let go, though, and while many find reprieve from their sins and escape the cycle of self-recrimination, others are doomed to stay and repeat it.

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Unremedied Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Sept. 2019 Experimental Festival in LA

UNREMEDIED, 2min., USA, Dance

Directed by Alayna Jennings

Sexual harassment is an epidemic.

I wrote this piece as a way to relieve the screams I felt suppressed in my own skin.

I created this work for anyone who felt they were hiding in their bones too.

We can not silence the monsters of our society by hiding them,
under beds they grow and maintain.

We must put light to our demons, only then can we truly discover what it means to remedy.

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UFO Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Sept. 2019 Experimental Festival in LA

UFO, 4min., Belgium, Music Video

Directed by Kevin Meul

Boy meets girl. He turns out to be an alien.

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Too Many Bodies Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Sept. 2019 Experimental Festival in LA

TOO MANY BODIES, 6min., USA, Music Video

Directed by Reena Dutt

Too Many Bodies is a music video for Alex Mackey’s “Place Called Us”, addressing America’s need for gun reform through dance, music and passion, culminating in a website of resources for advocacy and survivor support.

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The She In Me Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Sept. 2019 Experimental Festival in LA

THE SHE IN ME, 3min., France, Music Video

Directed by Mikaël Vecchio

Are we prisonners ? Between light and dark, between destruction and beauty, between wild and thinking, monster and human ? “The She in me” is a experimental idea thought by Alexandra Moulié (Make up Fx) and Mikaël Vecchio (writer, director and editor).

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Thanatos Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Sept. 2019 Experimental Festival in LA

THANATOS, 6min., USA, Music Video

Directed by Anjela Vega

Nonsense Mouth is a surreal and lyrical visual album in six chapters by theatrical composer Ellen Warkentine, exploring the heroine’s journey and themes of identity and individuation.

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