Short Film: STAY INSIDE, 3min, Canada, Music

A fun coronavirus parody based on the song “Stand By Me”.

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  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 16, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: CLEMENTINE, 7min., Canada, Dance

 

194fa10b5b poster« 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.

Short Film: ONE STEP APART, 4min., Canada, Dance

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A couple struggles with a past secret that puts their relationship on the verge of separation. Their emotions are revealed through dance where they are trying to get out of this infinite loop of anger and sadness.ONE STEP APART is a hybrid fiction dance/drama short film about different levels of communication in a relationship.

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Short Film: A SYMPHONY OF SPARKS, 4min., Canada, Music

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A Symphony of Sparks attempts to metaphorically reconcile two opposite worlds: classical music and working-class environments. Marrying Tchaikovsky’s music and industrial welding, the film takes a poetic look at conductorship, turning it into a symphony of sparks.

  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Soudure symphonique
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 10, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: PAIN(FUL) PERCEPTION, 4min., Canada, Music

This film grapples with perception as shaped by social fog and looks to hysteria as a site of affective protest and potentiality. Informed by the filmmakers lived experience as a non-binary person with chronic vulvar pain, viewers are urged to (re)imagine the possibilities for pain as a sensation and as a resource.

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  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 14, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: IN MY ROOM, 7min., Canada, Music

A lone construction surveyor navigates the mysterious basement of a soon-to-be demolished building. Burdened with the task of mapping the infrastructure’s network of ancient utility lines and deteriorating foundation, he descends deeper into paranoia as his measurements begin contradicting his findings.

‘In My Room’ is Discrete’s debut music video directed by emerging filmmaker, Colin Greenfield.

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Short Film: THE EMBRACE OF THE VALKRIES, 17min., Canada, Dance

09a6247dcd posterThrough Scrape The Twilight, Alan Lake continues the symbolist epic begun with The film Ravages. In a variation of solos thought for his long-time collaborators, he advances not on his intimate territories, but on those of the interpreters. The piece shows a series of portraits revealing the moving layers of their interior landscapes, and this, in a multidisciplinary approach that combines dance, visual arts and cinema. These stories and fantasies are magnified beyond human experience, contributing to the enrichment of Lake’s own language and mythology.

 

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Short Film: CHROMATIC VARIATIONS, 3min., Canada, Dance

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Chromatic Variations is a short dance film that brings together several distinct studies exploring the sensory and affective relations between bodies, material, light, and colour. Progressing from abstract imagery to sculptural scenography, the movement from variation to variation offers a constantly shifting perspective on a common set of raw materials, developed through an experimental and playful in-studio process over the course of shooting. In production, we were inspired by the physicality and unpredictability of practical effects and process-filmmaking. Drawing inspiration from the Romantic-era landscapes of J. M. W. Turner, Mark Rothko’s colour-fields, and psychedelia, the film asks viewers to tune in to minute variations in touch, awareness, and texture- an intensity and scope of sensation akin to feeling the hairs on the back of one’s neck stand up.

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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: ECLOSION, 5min., Canada, Experimental

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Ann, who has just turned 20, is ashamed of the way she looks, especially the freckles on her face. She dreams to one day feel beautiful, and go from caterpillar to butterfly.

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