IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME, 7min., USA, Dance
Directed by Marta Renzi
A man and a woman inhabit the same surreal location though not, apparently, at the same time. Marta Renzi directs this black-and-white meditation on memory and absence, joined by long-time collaborators Charles Caster-Dudzick (camera), as well as Aislinn MacMaster & David Thomson (performers). With a nod to the sound score for Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker and a location inspired by Joelle Bouvier and Regis Obadia’s La Chambre.
THE NEXT STOP, 5min., UK, Dance
Directed by Jonathan Pearson
‘The Next Stop’ is the story of Rochelle Roy, AKA ‘Mo The Dancer’, and her journey through the male-dominated world of New York street dance. Growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn, Mo has always been surrounded by, and had a connection to dance. The Next Stop traces this passion to date and tells the tale of a spirit against the odds.
HALF A MAN, 3min., UK, Dance
Directed by Jessie James
Half a Man is a short concept dance film conceptualized, directed, and choreographed by Jessie James. Featuring an all male cast, It explores the darkness we hold that keeps us from the love of others.
SMOKE FOR THE CLOUDS, 6min., Belgium, Music
Directed by Isabel Restrepo
Imagine a world where some creatures could master the elements of nature. Would you have the ability to produce rain? In this story a shaman did. Discover here how…
LOST, 3min., USA, Music/Dance
Directed by Jessie James
Lost is a short dance film featuring two dancers. The female dancer is consumed inside her own struggles that it takes another to remind her of her spirit and purpose. Memories of happy times are tainted by her demons that ride her shoulders like constant companions.
THE FIDDLE PLAYER, 10min., USA, Music/Drama
Directed by Jingnan Wang
‘The Fiddle Player’ is a story about an exceptional violinist who cannot find a job. When she is about to give up her dream she finds hope in an old high school friend, who turns the tables on their friendship and her career.
UNEXPLAINABLE SUBSTANCE, 5min., Ukraine, Music
Directed by Maksym Kotskyi
Mister Governor couldn’t even imagine how thoroughly she has been preparing for him to pay a visit. A total reimagining of Franz Kafka’s creation “The Metamorphosis”, inspired by the music of Gibkiy Chaplin.
DOJO, 4min., France, Music
Directed by Nikodem
During a judo tournament, two young boys face each other, under the gaze of their parents. The pressure rises in the room.
GO BANANAS, 3min., Russia, Music
Directed by Alina Pasok, Iliya Prusikin
Watch the Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADlGkXAz1D0
GOLDEN, 8min., USA, Dance
Directed by Kate Mitchell
GOLDEN, a wordless dance film, uncovers the independence, intellectual curiosity, and sexual vibrancy hidden within the domestic life of a woman, as portrayed by a solo dancer.
In dream-like sequences, she encounters the self she has been
and the self that she can become. From her musings emerges a passionate self-declaration, elucidated by repeated choreographic motifs, flashbacks and flashforwards, and the evolution of color and set decor. By extension, GOLDEN affirms a woman’s right to define herself- rather than be defined by others – as a thinking, feeling, and sexual being. At the same time, it also rejects the notion that aging women have an “expiration date” in terms of inherent value. In all, GOLDEN is a unique alchemy- from drudgery to sparkling beauty.