Short Film: THE NATURE OF CONSCIOUSNESS, 5min., USA, Dance

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A traveler explores a places between reality and dreams, control and chaos, the known and unknown, as she comes to a realization about her existence.

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Short Film: OF SILENCE, 6min., Belgium, Dance

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A short dance film about the contrast between intimacy and vastness, conflict and freedom—and the individual yearning for a past long gone, in the face of a bleak collective future.

  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 30, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: GREY MATTER, 3min., Canada, Dance

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A film by choreographer Patricia Allison made shortly after being diagnosed with MS. Grey Matter is a short exploration into the struggles of self identity and a yearning for a more simple time.

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  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Dance- Film, Sci-Fi
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 26, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:0
  • Film Color:
    Color

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

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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.”

 

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

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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.

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

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

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  • 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

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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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There is an episode about this festival in our archives as we talk about the audience and all the great films we showcased at this event.

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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