Short Film: FORMS, 3min., South Africa, Dance

78899a58f3 posterThree art forms: dance, music and film combined on a single canvas in an audiovisual explosion!

A coming together of three creative forces, FORMS sees hip-hop artist Rouge, choreographer Rudi Smit and director Alex Fynn collaborate on a dance music video that highlights their respective talents and presents it in one neat package. Set in an apocalyptic future, circa 2034, where groups are forbidden from mobilising and are closely monitored to prevent them from challenging the overarching control of the city, a small mob of individuals comes together under the leadership of Rouge to unite against the system. “The aim of the mob is to make some sort of powerful but peaceful statement that challenges the security. That they don’t have the power to stop these rebels from being united for change.”

 

News & Reviews

 

Director BIO: Stephen Featherstone (STOPGAP IN STOP MOTION)

Director Biography – Stephen Featherstone

80e54b53f7 headshot

Stephen Featherstone is a filmmaker and animator based in the UK. His practice merges his background in Fine Art and his experience in the animation industry to develop an approach to filmmaking that allows him to work independently, and to use moving image media as means of personal expression, while making films that retain a clear relationship to mainstream cinema. He works on commissions, in collaboration with others, and on personal projects. Recent films include a series of live action productions with Nunkie Theatre based on the ghost stories of M. R. James and a dance film, utilizing live action and animation techniques, commissioned by Stopgap Dance Company.

Short Film: STOPGAP IN STOP MOTION, 5min., UK, Dance

Sg still 10

Photographs of performers in a disabled and non-disabled dance company come to life. The individual artists dance out of the photos and across table tops until the whole company meet and perform in unison. Completed in 2016, this is a promotional film for Stopgap Dance Company.

Director BIO: Patrick Waldmann (FRICKE-TICKE)

Director Biography – Patrick Waldmann

B4dc6bd7ff headshot

Patrick Waldmann is both DOP and Director as well in Documentary as in Feature Film. Working in long Feature Film with stunning directors as Esther Gronenborn and Christoph Schlingensief, he concentrates now on TV and Cinema Documentaries and comercials as a director and as DOP.

 

Director Statement

 

For as long as i studied Film i was eager to shoot a film in which dance is more than a szene filling sidekick. Actually a musical would be my most wanted next project. On my way there, i had the chance to meet Nora Pfahl and her lovley dancing students. It was clear at first sight. We had to do something. A thrilling mingle of energy, r discipline and joy combined the youth of the 11 year old regular students with a choreography originally made for professional adult dancers by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, in 1983. The result led to endless assiciative pictures and topics, of one was the story of my short Fricke-Ticke.

Short Film: FRICKE-TICKE, 7min., Germany, Dance

8af2653ed6 poster

Half terriyfying, half amusing daydream of a young teacher at work. A class of 12 year old students start a revolt of dancing.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 26, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:2,35
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: BOOKANIMA: DANCE, 7min., South Korea, Dance

8addfcdd9a poster

BOOKANIMA, a compound word of ‘Book’ and ‘Anima’, is Experimental Animation to give book new cinematic life. It aims ‘Watching Book’ in the third scope between Book and Cinema through Locomotion based on Chronophotography. It consists of 4 chapters: Martial Arts, Dance, Ball Games, Leports.

<BOOKANIMA: Dance> is the second chapter to create Locomotion of Dance along with the stream: Ballet-Korean dance-Modern dance-Jazz dance-Aerial Silk-Tap dance-Aerobic-Disco-Break dance-Hip hop-Social dance.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of, Portugal, United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color

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