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

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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.

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  • 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

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Experimental Festival – September 27, 2018

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: EVE – INFINI DES FORMES

BEST PERFORMANCES: GROUND FIND

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: MARMO

BEST MUSIC: CLOUD COVER

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterEVE – INFINI DES FORMES, 13min., USA, Experimental

festival posterPLUS MINUS, 1min., Germany, Music Video

festival posterLOCOMOTIVE 8 – ENCORE, 3min., Canada, Experimental

festival posterCOLLIDE – I AM FOUND, 4min., Australia, Music Video

festival posterVACUUM, 5min, Switzerland, Dance

festival posterPEREGRINO – “O’DEATH”, 4min., Spain, Music Video

festival posterSCANDAL, 4min., Reunion, Experimental/Animation

festival posterMIRRORS, 3min., Germany, Music Video

festival posterGROUND FINE, 4min., USA, Dance

festival posterMARMO, 7min., USA, Experimental

festival posterCLOUD COVER, 5min., Canada, Music Video

festival posterSOLA, 3min., Australia, Experimental

festival posterARE YOU HOLDING ME, OR AM I HOLDING MYSELF?, 12min, LGBT/Experimental

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The theme of the September 2018 EXPERIMENTAL/MUSIC/DANCE FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto was “Molding Oneself”.

Each film was about a character or being transforming themselves into something different.

A great crowd. Amazing films. Fun and enlighting conversation. You couldn’t have asked for a better festival.

This was a festival of short films that simply looked amazing on the big screen. There are at least a few future big time filmmakers in this selection. The audience was riveted by what they saw – and I don’t think I’ve ever said that before in our over 100 previous festivals.

A great night and thanks for all of the great filmmakers who submitted. I am so impressed by the work that we received. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

Short Film: GROUND FINE, 4min., USA, Dance

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Ground Fine is a screendance with original music that takes a light-hearted look at our obsession with food cravings and behaviors detrimental to our health. It was commissioned by Basin Arts and Runaway Dish for a collaboration between choreographers and chefs and premiered at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette Louisiana.

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Short Film: VACUUM, 5min, Switzerland, Dance

Vlcsnap 2016 10 26 16h51m43s966Based on the eponymous dance piece, Vacuum generates impossible images and fantastic paintings. An interplay of bodies appearing and disappearing between black holes and dazzling lights. This duo, third part in an ongoing series called Dispositifs (stage devices) in convergence with visual arts, explores further the visual perception of movement. The result is lyrical and inspiring, as it moves forward through the history of art, from Renaissance paintings to photographic development.

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  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Vacuum
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Dance film, Art film
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Switzerland
  • Country of Filming:
    Switzerland
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV
  • Film Color:
    Color
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RITUAL, 4min., USA, Dance

Ritual follows four dancers as they rehearse in the studio. Their preparation is prayer-like, full of repetition, meditation, ecstasy, and reflection, reinforcing the sacredness of daily practice.

Set to poetry by Black and Jewish spoken word artist Aaron Samuels, Ritual’s text reflects on his family memories of Passover, an ancient Jewish tradition that celebrates freedom from oppression. Ritual examines the tenacity and resilience that motivates us to keep our traditions and honor our histories, no matter our heritage or creed.

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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