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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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“Northwest Screendance Exposition preview: moving shadows on the wall”
“Dance Until You Drop: High-Kicking On Celluloid”
Half terriyfying, half amusing daydream of a young teacher at work. A class of 12 year old students start a revolt of dancing.
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.
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:
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
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.