Smoke For The Clouds Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Dance & Music Festival August 2020

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…

In The Same Direction Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Dance & Music Festival August 2020

IN THE SAME DIRECTION: JEFF PIFHER & SOCRATES’ TRIAL, 17min., USA, Music
Directed by Alexander Craven

From the inception of a musical idea, through the recording process and live performance, this short documentary tells the story of Jeff Pifher and his band Socrates’ Trial and their idea of what jazz can be today.

Lost Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Dance & Music Festival August 2020

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 Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Dance & Music Festival August 2020

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 Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Dance & Music Festival August 2020

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 Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Dance & Music Festival August 2020

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.

Little Big – Go Bananas Music Video, Audience FEEDBACK from Dance & Music Festival August 2020

GO BANANAS, 3min., Russia, Music
Directed by Alina Pasok, Iliya Prusikin

Watch the Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADlGkXAz1D0

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Experimental, Music & Dance Festival – August 4, 2020

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: GO BANANAS
BEST DANCE FILM: HALF A MAN
BEST MUSIC FILM: IN THE SAME DIRECTION: JEFF PIFHER & SOCRATES’ TRIAL
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: WHILE SHE WAITS
BEST PERFORMANCES: LIKE HOLY WINE
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: SMOKE FOR THE CLOUDS

Theme of night: Unique surroundings

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterWHILE SHE WAITS, 10min. Netherlands, Dance

festival posterHALF LIGHT, 8min., USA, Dance

festival posterLIKE HOLY WINE, 11min., USA, Dance

festival posterKATIE GATELY: WALTZ, 5min., USA, Dance

festival posterIN SEARCH OF LOST TIME, 7min., USA, Dance

festival posterTHE NEXT STOP, 5min., UK, Dance

festival posterHALF A MAN, 3min., UK, Dance

festival posterGOLDEN, 8min., USA, Dance

festival posterGO BANANAS, 3min., Russia, Music

festival posterDOJO, 4min., France, Music

festival posterUNEXPLAINABLE SUBSTANCE, 5min., Ukraine, Music

festival posterTHE FIDDLE PLAYER, 10min., USA, Music/Drama

festival posterLOST, 3min., USA, Music/Dance

festival posterIN THE SAME DIRECTION: JEFF PIFHER & SOCRATES’ TRIAL, 17min., USA, Music

festival posterAVOIDANCE, 7min., USA, Dance/Music

festival posterSMOKE FOR THE CLOUDS, 6min., Belgium, Music

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

Black Stains Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from July 2020 Experimental Festival

BLACK STAINS, 14min, USA, Experimental/Dance

Directed by Tiffany Rhynard

Black Stains addresses the systemic pattern of racial profiling by the police. Inspired by the personal experiences of choreographer Trent D. Williams, Jr., the film illustrates the reality of being black in the United States. Through interviews with men of varying ages and robust athletic dancing, the film persistently asks the question: why do we not see black men as human?

When Earth Took A Breath Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from July 2020 Experimental Festival

WHEN EARTH TOOK A BREATH, 5min., USA, Music

Directed by Lambert Grand

Ora The Molecule’s “When Earth Took A Breath (Are You There?)” depicts our relationship with the natural world. Filmed with a full spectrum camera, plants and trees appear in unfamiliar colours – the sea of red pulsating like alarm bells as we’re reminded of our planet’s climate and biodiversity emergency.