WEIGHTLESS Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from Experimental/Music/Dance Festival June 2019

WEIGHTLESS, 5min., Canada, Dance

Directed by German Prieto

What happens when we allow ourselves to shift perspectives? When we defy established concepts such as “direction”? Perhaps, just perhaps, up is not up, and we need to look down.

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WATERMORPHOSIS Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from Experimental/Music/Dance Festival June 2019

WATERMORPHOSIS, 4min., Germany, Dance

Directed by Lorenz Reisel

Weightlessly, life moves through dark infinity, a mystical space without threat. The dance embodies the beauty of nature, appears innocent. But as suddenly as it arises, it becomes vulnerable and physical – life is suffocated by dead matter.

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UHAMBO Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from Experimental/Music/Dance Festival June 2019

UHAMBO, 5min., Australia, Dance

Directed by Thubalethu Ndibali

Uhambo is a short film about a youth embarking on a journey of discovery of his own culture after being in Australia for 10 years. It explores the idea of reconnecting with people of his origin, through dance and culture.

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MINE Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from Experimental/Music/Dance Festival June 2019

MINE, 8min., USA, Dance

Directed by Sasha Chudacoff

A dance and music collaboration between sisters exploring a coal mining site from the 1920’s where an iconic structure called the Gronk still stands. Body based/ dance research and song writing were translated based on the mining history of the this place.

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HAPPY ENDING Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from Experimental/Music/Dance Festival June 2019

HAPPY ENDING, 4min., Australia, Dance

Directed by Ryan Renshaw

In 1997 magician/psychic, Uri Geller tried to help Second Division football club Exeter City win a crucial end of season game by placing “energy-infused” crystals behind the goals at Exeter’s ground (Exeter lost the game 5–1). Although made famous by his spoon-bending theatrics throughout the 1970’s and 80’s, Geller was unable however to ever successfully bend a fork.

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Short Film: UHAMBO, 5min., Australia, Dance

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Uhambo is a short film about a youth embarking on a journey of discovery of his own culture after being in Australia for 10 years. It explores the idea of reconnecting with people of his origin, through dance and culture.

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HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Animation & Dance Festival – April 11, 2019

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST ANIMATION FILM: ONE SMALL STEP

BEST DANCE FILM: BODY OF YOUR DREAMS

BEST CHARACTERS: I’M A FIREFIGHTER

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: IN THE HOUSE OF MANTEGNA

BEST MUSIC: ONE LAST TIME

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterLOVE ON THE BALCONY, 4min., USA, Animation/Romance

festival posterIN A HEARTBEAT, 4min., USA, Animation/LGBT

festival posterONE SMALL STEP, 8min., USA, Animation

festival posterBROKEN DREAMS, 3min., UK, Animation

festival posterONE LAST TIME, 5min., Spain, Animation

festival posterDON’T THINK OF A PINK ELEPHANT, 7min., UK, Animation

festival posterSIRENS TANGO, 11min., USA, Dance

festival posterI’M A FIREFIGHTER, 5min., UK, Dance

festival posterBODY OF YOUR DREAMS, 10min., USA, Dance

festival posterOPEN, 5min., USA, Dance

festival posterTHE MIND MADE BODY, 4min., USA, Dance

festival posterIN THE HOUSE OF MANTEGNA, 6min., Italy, Dance

The theme of the April 2019 ANIMATION & DANCE Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “TIMING”.

Each film was about something or someone being at the exact right time for something.

The 7th event of the Toronto festivals in 2019.

23 more festivals to go in Toronto this year.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo