Next Festival Event: Saturday September 5th. 8pm EST (Virtual)

EXPERIMENTAL & MUSIC FILMS

ANPU – ZOEA, 5min., Taiwan, 5min., Music Video

Directed by POWEI SU

Mitten crabs have long been viewed as an environmental index for assessing the ecological state of rivers and streams in taiwan. The species has a unique spawning migration pattern, the species has seen a gradual decline in population over the past few decades,mainly attributed to overharvesting and pollution. as a result, their existence has also faded away in the popular consciousness.

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INSIDE OUT TERRAIN, 4min., USA, Experimental

Directed by Samia Zaidi

A global collaboration between artists in quarantine. The poem written by London based poet, musician, and actor Shay Khan and the performance art by Najah Rizvi of Amman, Jordan were a reflection from each artist and their respective places within South Asian diaspora.

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SOCIALLY DISTANT, 8min., USA, Music Video

Directed by Austin Beatty.

Socially Distant is a visual album following artist Jeremi “Dende” Lewings through his time during the COVID-19 pandemic with struggles from past loved one & moving on. Dende is premiering unreleased music throughout this short film produced by Dende himself during Stay Home order.

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DER UND DIE, 9min., Germany, Experimental/Animation

Directed by Peter Böving

A love poem by Ernst Jandl is the basis for a musical “Tête-à-tête” between a Dresden woman and a Martian. In a rental car it comes fast to a rushing love scene, which ends in total chaos in the environment of a violent Monday demo.

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INVERTED GLOAMING, 7min., Chili, Music Video

Directed by MATIAS ALVARADO

For this video clip, TARGET takes the concepts from their latest album Deep Water Flames to bring them to the screen, in an artistic piece that reflects the fight against the tide, in this case represented by the fight for equality of women in this world.

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BOXED, 9min., USA, Experimental/Documentary

Directed by Olivia Adelman

This documentary explores the trauma and emotional aftermath experienced by sexual assault survivor advocate Barbara Handel through poetic and performative reenactments.

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THE VIRGIN FLOWER, 5min., USA, Animation/Experimental

Directed by Dylan Montalbo

Based upon the best-selling indie video-game “Hotline Miami”, The Main Character “Jacket”, receives a message about a gang that has kidnapped an innocent young girl, whom they plan to do horrendous acts to. Jacket, on the another hand isn’t the type of guy to just standby, so he takes up matters into his own hands…literally.

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COLD STORAGE, 9min., Finland, Experimental/Dance

Directed by Thomas Freundlich

Cold Storage is a short dance film that pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen. On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother.

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DANCE FILMS

THROUGH THESE EYES, 3min., USA, Dance

Directed by Armeara Blackwell

This video expresses the emotions and frustrations of individuals regarding the recent events. Events like the protests/rioting, police related killings/deaths, racial related killing/deaths, and the justice that has not been served for those who have lost their lives. Through this video we hope to open the eyes of every person that watches it and encourage them to contribute to the change we want to see.

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BONDIARIES, 3min., Germany, Dance

Directed by Torben Loth

Luxembourgish dancer & photographer Jill Bettendorff and french dancer Wilfried Ebongue fell in love in the german capital 5 years ago. Coming from different social, cultural & artistic backgrounds, it has been their challenge ever since to find a common & new ground, whether it was on a private or professional level. They never let their differences define them so they´ve been striving to find their own boundaries, limitation, comfort & discomfort zones, to who they are as a couple, personally & artistically.

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BEEHIVE, 2min., Italy, Dance

Directed by Luigi Coppola

Beehive aims at focusing on the critical part bees plays in the biosphere as a deeply interconnected system. As pollinators, the bees make every sort of flowers and trees grow. Without them we are all lost.

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REMEMBER ME, 6min., USA, Dance

Directed by Jenn Ravenna Tran

A poetic short musical film about the ups and downs of a relationship.

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BELLYDANCE VOGUE, 5min., France, Dance

Directed by Hadi Moussally

“My birthday was on the 3rd of April 2020, and for the first time, I celebrated it all by myself. But even if I was alone, I decided to celebrate it as if it’s the last one”
The film was made during quarantine.

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EGO, 10min., UK, Dance

Directed by Dan ‘danidge’ Lowenstein

Most of us have an alter ego hiding under the surface. We try our best to keep it in, but sometimes it escapes. In EGO, we get a front row seat into the psyche of a relationship. Using world class ballet, krump, popping & bboying we witness different moments played out in pure contrast by 4 incredible dancers.

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COLD, 10min., Portugal, Dance

Directed by João Afonso Vaz

Dance work that dresses the theme of alienation, loneliness and cruelty, focusing on the human being and its essence. The bodies and their broken integrity are driven by memories and dreams. Cold explores the curves in the soul, the darkness, the silhouette, sweeps in deeply and causes the spirit to come out of the body.

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CLEMENTINE, 7min., Canada, Dance

Directed by Chantal Caron

« Clémentine » a scream from beyond the viscera between mineral, beast and man, an unusual encounter with matter, our shadows and light merging into one, crossing through sequins and mud leading to a pure and natural state where our memories are wrecked in order to free the soul.

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