Short Film: THEY TOLD ME, 6min., Russia, Experimental

Moscow. Coffee-to- go. A young woman runs into a man – he stands behind a glass
window on the street. As soon as he notices her watching him, he is trying to disappear.
She follows him, getting closer and closer, but loses his tracks in the city park. They
look like a couple that broke up – one has already moved on, and the other one is still in
pain. Sudden flashback makes her remember, where to go further to find him. She
enters the apartment he lives in to face a mystery, hoping to find a key to solve it. The
film reminds of so-called “silent scene studies”, so there are no words and no names.
That supports the main idea of certain unification: the loss is always a little death, no
matter who left. And no matter who he or she is.
The movie is based on a contemporary poem by Feodor Svarovsky «They told me that
you still love me». Poetic voiceover answers all the unspoken questions of the film.
Young musician and composer from Saint-Petersburg Grisha Levchenko and director of
photography Ksenia Sereda became fool-blooded co-authors of the film in the process
of work. At the time of shooting Ksenia was still a final year student of Gerasimov State
University of Cinematography.

  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Mne skazali
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Film Language:
    Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16%9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: GLENDALE, 6min, USA, Dance

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A portrait of Detroit and the passion its people share. The same passion fueled by love and joy can be flipped to motivate crime and destruction.

  • Film Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 17, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: THE POET, 6min., USA, Experimental

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After the Second World War, an inspired poet takes the stage.

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  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Poetry, Music
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: ALL FALLS DOWN, 6min., USA, Experimental/Documentary

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ALL FALLS DOWN presents a digital hell-loop centering around the idea of the transgender antagonist coming to terms with the ideas of home, anxiety, intimacy, our inevitable death, longing, and the conversation between obsolete and current technologies.

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Short Film: YOU’RE DEAD WRONG, 6min., Canada, Music Video

Electronic artist Stellar’s first single You’re Dead Wrong ft Containher  tells the story of a woman who wakes to find herself assaulted. Gathering herself, she finds clues to the identity of her assailant. Determined and vengeful she sets out on a quest for revenge against the one who wronged her.

Director: Craig Lobo

Cast: Jacqueline Godbout, Fabian Olive, Samantha Carly

Short Film: EPINEPHRINE, 6min., USA, Experimental/Music Video

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A millennial girl influenced by internet age is absorbed in queer beauty, but experiences a visceral response to addiction. After crumbling, she is liberated by various social movements as a source of independence. Tumblr has been a source for young girls to understand themselves, being a negative influence for issues like body image, addiction, and self-harm but a positive resource for queer theory, sexuality, black female spectatorship or “black girl magic”, and various social movements. Thus the dance moves us through the experience of adolescence through tumblr, largely influenced by tumblr aesthetic and culture.

 

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  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    LGBTQ+, Dance
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED & Advanced RED
  • Film Color:
    Color

 

Short Film: VOICES, 6min., Italy, Experimental/Music Video

Voices web posterSeventh short film of the Body & Sound series by Alberto Nacci on the relationship between musicians and their musical instruments. A b/w film on the relationship between body and voice with the collaboration of the vocal quartet Leg’gio with Paola Milzani, Caterina Comeglio, Elena Biagioni and Simona Zambetti.

WINNER
• The Acccolade International Film Competition (Los Angeles USA, Winner, Best music video) 2017
• European Cinematography Awards (Winner, Best music video) 2017
• Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival (Winner, best musical video) 2017
• Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival (Winner, best editing) 2017
• American Filmatic Arts Awards 2017 (Best Experimental Video Art)

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
• International Music Video Underground (Los Angeles – USA)
• WNY Film, Art, and Music Event (Fame) (New York – USA)
• Lake View International Film Festival (Punjab , India)
• Berlin International Filmmaker Festival Of World Cinema (Berlin,Germany)
• GOLDEN BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Moscow, Russia)
• Experimental Film & Music Video Festival (Toronto, Canada)
• 2017 Music Shorts Film Festival (Missoula, USA)
• Orlando Film Festival (Orlando, USA)
• California Independent Film Festival (Danville, USA)
• Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival (Jerome, USA)
• I Imagine” Film Festival – New York (USA)
• American Filmatic Arts Awards (USA)
• Experimental Film & Music Video Festival (USA)
• MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (USA)
• Sarajevo Fashion Film Festival
• WNY Film, Art, and Music Event (Fame) New York – USA
• VIVA FILM FESTIVALA 2017 (Sarajevo)
• Chicago AMARCORD ARTHOUSE TELEVISION & VIDEO FEST AWARDS
• Indie Fest USA International Film Festival
• Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival

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