Short Film: MINSTREL VS PUPPET, 6min., USA, Experimental

Dd7fe7ea4c posterMinstrel vs. Puppet (MVP) short film is an artistic experimental piece that illustrates the internal conflict many women, particularly women of color, experience surrounding the topics of brains and beauty. It also depicts how this same conflict manifests externally with some women identifying with and relating more to their own internal level of intellect while others identify with and relate more to their external degree of beauty. It draws upon multiple societal factors that influence these notions, sentiments, and characterizations within women today. This short film is rooted in spoken word poetry, as it was written in poetic form and performed with elements of spoken word.

Short Film: BALDWIN’S PROPHECY, 6min., USA, Experimental

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A young woman’s walk to meet a date unexpectedly takes her to a place where dance, James Baldwin and protest meet.

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  • Film Type:
    Experimental
  • Genres:
    drama, dance, social justice
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: DANCE WITH DEATH, 6min., USA, Experimental

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When Enzo attempts suicide in his family bathroom, he is thrown into a barren purgatory landscape where Death catches him, shackles him, and initiates his final dance. A regretful, determined Enzo must fight Death’s seduction to get back to his life.

  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Dance, Supernatural
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 13, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: TOO MANY BODIES, 6min., USA, Music Video

Too Many Bodies is a music video for Alex Mackey’s “Place Called Us”, addressing America’s need for gun reform through dance, music and passion, culminating in a website of resources for advocacy and survivor support.

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Short Film: THANATOS, 6min., USA, Music Video

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Nonsense Mouth is a surreal and lyrical visual album in six chapters by theatrical composer Ellen Warkentine, exploring the heroine’s journey and themes of identity and individuation.

Chapter One of the visual album “Nonsense Mouth.” “Thanatos” is an appeal to the life force, to the divine imagination; a plea to be seen and known fully, and to know intimately the entirety of the human experience in its shadow and light. Thanatos is about the self-destructive impulse, the self-imposed cage of the ego, the old persona, childhood.”

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Short Film: RANGWANG, 6min., Canada, Experimental

An experimental documentary containing interviews with Tibetan refugees as they discuss Tibetan self immolation, their feelings about it, and what would drive somone to commit such an extreme act.

  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Short, Experimental, documentary
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 10, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, India
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: PASSAGE, 6min., France, Experimental

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PASSAGE is an artistic movie that tells the story of two young individuals who uploads their mind into virtual worlds, and try to find one another. Being the first short movie to be entirely shot in mixed reality, PASSAGE also try to raise some questions about the relevance of our growing addiction to virtual worlds.

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