Short Film: THE REST OF MY DAYS, 4min., Animation/Experimental

6cd1243370 posterAn intoxicating music and a sequence shot to dance to, unplug and get away from it all ! Plunge yourself in full immersion into this timeless universe, let yourself be carried away by the electro-hypnotic dance steps of this captivating character and this bewitching heady sound.

 

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Short Film: MENTAL, 4min., USA, Music

6a2a69cd53 posterI couldn’t help but notice how much this lockdown affects life in iconic places of LA which we will never see like this anytime soon.

This short film is about incredible views of deserted landmarks such as Hollywood Blvd, Venice , DTLA … and many more.

More than shots there’s also a creative story and twist in this video, hoping to spread some smiles in these challenging times.

Cheers and stay healthy.

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Short Film: AGON, 4min., Brazil, Dance

 

B2df54c5bb posterA short dance film shot from distance during quarantine.

Nothing here has been done for us. The human being lives an illusion of protagonism in relation to existence, a narcissistic process of thinking that everything is done for the human being. People are at home, struggling in a dispute for protagonism. Wanting to negotiate with a force still unknown to the human being, which is nature, to exist and to deal with the fall of everything that was believed to be right. This “not being”, this negotiation, this dispute for is represented in a film, with 18 dancers who created their interpretations on the theme, printing their style and voice over a choreographic base created by @marcel.anselme and filming themselves in their own homes, during the quarantine, with the that was available, alone or with the help of their partners.

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Short Film: SYNCHRONICITY, 4min., UK, Animation

 

4199f35501 posterPeople come, people go – Yet everyone is moving in the same direction. We all are sharing something that we are unaware of, creating one big picture we are unable to see.
The film explores the idea of how everyone is connected in a way we may not realise. By sharing time, space and movement, we overlap and create a bigger picture.

Short Film: PANDEMIA, 4min., Germany, Music/Experimental

 

D78fa6a196 posterPandemia
An experimental movie such as an art music video which shows the relationship between human kind and nature and how it has evolved through the artistic perspective of dance. The viral pandemic is the theme. I got my inspiration from the strange rythm of the music and its sound easthetic, also choosing dance moves from my own point of view representing aspects of the destruction of nature by humans relating to the pandemic. As the dancer and actor, I represent mother nature illustrated by different facial expressions and gestures, such as, being torn, weakness, the mechanization of natural movement as a form of violation by humans and then in return, nature throwing a virus back to us, for our destruction.

Short Film: INSIDE OUT TERRAIN, 4min., USA, Experimental

Ec87eb416c posterA 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. The composition by Turkish musician and composer Duygu Demir was written with the idea that though many are familiar with the idea of inequality, no one acts against it. The archival research and edit was conducted by South Asian-American filmmaker and artist Samia Zaidi based in Los Angeles. The piece is predominantly constructed from newsreels filmed by the British military during their occupation in South Asia as well as capitalist propaganda pieces, all of which were available in the public domain.

Poem written and recited by Shay Khan
Cello Comp and Performance by Duygu Demir
Performance Art by Najah Rizvi
Archival Research and Edit by Samia Zaidi

Detailed article available here: https://www.weirdozine.com/blog/inside-out-terrain-premier

  • Project Type:
    Experimental
  • Genres:
    History, Queer Filmmakers, POC Filmmakers, Female Filmmakers, Poetry Film, Visual Poem, Archival Footage
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 13, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: BAD FEELING, 4min., French Polynesia, Dance

 

09143a82b5 posterA couple of young Polynesian dancers share a dance in Paris, maybe for the last time …

 

  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama, Dance
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 13, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    French Polynesia
  • Country of Filming:
    French Polynesia
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color

Short Film: BEHOLD THE MAN, 4min., Italy, Music Short

C120b0ae40 posterTaking inspiration from a science fiction novel from 1969 by Michael Moorcock, the story is about a modern version of the first human being, who appears on earth as an adult child, being enthusiastic for discovering the great inebriation that freedom can give, the liberation of the body using the metaphor of dance. Something that makes you lose the brakes, make you sweat and feel good. Then it happens that when you come into contact with other human beings who are learning like you to manage their freedom, you stumble on the concept of limit.