Short Film: TRISKELION, 13min., UK, Experimental/Thriller

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‘Triskelion’ weaves a dark abstract exploration of the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ theme and mind control. Three realities spiral as a woman sacrifices everything attempting to escape the labyrinth, fighting to become the master of her consciousness.

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Short Film: THE WEB OPERA Episode 3, 13min., USA, Music Short

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With THE WEB OPERA, composer Michael Roth has assembled a team of progressive artists to create something completely new – an episodic through-sung web series based on true events, a groundbreaking and unique experiment in music, film, and new opera. THE WEB OPERA tells of a group of college freshmen and the invasion of privacy that forever changes a young man’s life. THE WEB OPERA also encourages and supports via its website suicide prevention and the fight against cyber abuse.

* – As of January, 2020, THE WEB OPERA has been honored as an official selection by 14 festivals: the LOS ANGELES EXPERIMENTAL DANCE & MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL (upcoming screening/February, 2020), New York’s IndieBOOM Festival (Winner, Best Music), INDIE SHORT FEST/LOS ANGELES, Australia’s INTERNATIONAL SHORTS FESTIVAL, LA’s INDEPENDENT SHORTS FESTIVAL, the WEB SERIES FESTIVAL GLOBAL, LOS ANGELES CINEFEST (semi-finalist, Best Web Series), ROME INDEPENDENT PRISMA AWARDS (semi-finalist, Best Web Series), and SHORT, TIGHT & LOOSE GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION (Award of Excellence-Original Concept), in addition to Awards of Merit from the ONE REELER SHORT FILM COMPETITION and the BEST SHORTS COMPETITION, Honorable Mention from LA’s EXPERIMENTAL FORUM, and online presentations for both the LIFT OFF SESSIONS in the UK and New York’s LIFT-OFF GLOBAL NETWORK ONLINE FESTIVAL.

Featuring performances by Reuben Uy, Adam Von Almen, Stephanie Cecile Yavelow, Molly Connor, Joyce Lai and Loren Battley, directed by Kate Jopson, with texts by Kate Gale and additional texts by Michael Roth, filmed by DP Dana Fytelson with dazzling visual graphics by Lisa Glenn Armstrong, Yiyi Shao, and Christopher Gaal/Crazybridge Studios, and filmed as if seen via the cameras and webcams in a laptop, iPhone, or iPad, this story about the violation of privacy invites the viewer to violate the privacy of the characters themselves while viewing it.

Composer Randy Newman calls THE WEB OPERA ‘groundbreaking … a great 21st century opera, full of fine things and remarkably accessible. It is also an important story told very very well.’

And THE WEB OPERA has a mission – inspired by the real life tragedy of Tyler Clementi, THE WEB OPERA is presented online to encourage all who view it, via the website, to support organizations working for suicide prevention and against cyber abuse. The first three episodes are online now, episodes four and five will be complete within the next year or so. To view all three episodes, to support the filming of episodes four and five, and for information regarding THE WEB OPERA’s mission, please visit http://www.thewebopera.com

More detailed synopsis (some spoilers):

In Episode One, a college freshman (FG97 – all of the characters are referred to by their e-mail addresses) is installing software for his new webcam when he receives a message from his new roommate, Violinist98. Online, he investigates his roommate to get more information about him, all the while communicating about it with his friend across the hall, June99.

In Episode Two, Violinist98 is practicing violin and then, distracted, he seeks solace online from a forum; eventually he receives a friend request from Bookstore90, a man he’d met the day before, and arranges a date with him for the next night. He informs FG97 via text that he needs the room.

In Episode Three, FG97 visits his friend June99 during Violinist98’s date. Via his webcam, hoping to have a look at Bookstore90, whom FG97 finds suspicious, they have a quick look at the date and discuss this with June’s roommate and two of her roommate’s friends. Having looked, they see something they can’t unsee – and FG97 informs others online about it in a tweet that Violinist98 reads later that evening – as he stares at the webcam.

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Short Film: DANCE WITH A DEMON, 13min., Canada, Dance

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A Demon stalks its prey within the mind of a child, and the consequences of imagination start to seem like reality.
Lost inside a fantasy world of dance, a lost Mother must fight for her survival, or become another victim of the demonic clutches of depression.

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Short Film: BALLERINA, 13min., South Korea, Dance

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“Until when do you want to dance?”

“I want to dance until my daughter Jion is old enough to remember my dancing”

This is the conversation I had, a year ago, with HaeJin Yoon who visited Korean National Ballet after a long time.
When I became part of the Korean National Ballet, HaeJin was already a principal dancer.
Afterward, she joined les ballet de montecarlo, but soon had to quit because of the injuries.

The life of dancers.
The moments on stages are beautiful yet short.

Throughout my career, I have seen many fellow dancers retire. Each of them had their own reason, but, surely, lack of passion for dance wasn’t one.

Even after the retirements, their passion ceaselessly dances in their hearts.

The video is about a ballerina’s comeback for her daughter and is made for all dancers who still remember and long for the moments on the stage.

Short Film: SOMEWHERE IN THEIR HEADS, 13min., UK, Musical/Documentary

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‘Somewhere In Their Heads’ is a short documentary about the recording of Curse Of Lono’s second album ‘As I Fell’. Shot and edited by acclaimed music film maker Gregg Houston (Noel Gallagher, Two Door Cinema Club, Michael Kiwanuka, Foy Vance), ‘Somewhere In Their Heads’ follows Curse Of Lono as they record between London and a remote, desert studio in Joshua Tree, California. The film offers a unique glimpse into the recording process and the stories behind the songs, including deeply personal conversations about heroin addiction and the death of family members.

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Short Film: MAURA, 13min., Cuba, Dance

4492806ed9 posterDancer and choreographer Maura Morales fled from Cuba at the age of 17. In this short documentary / dance film, she explores her own history, the concept of home as well as the current socio-cultural situation in her former homeland.

 

  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Music Video
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 19, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Cuba
  • Film Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    21:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: EVE – INFINI DES FORMES, 13min., USA, Experimental

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In this experimental non-narrative short movie, inspired by the creative universe of French sculptor August Rodin, an artist and a model go through a journey of renewal, transformation and self-discovering.

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