International Awards Screening 1

This is the first of three curated programmes of International short films selected from the open call to the festival. Friday 19th June 2020 from 19:30-20:30

Close Quarters – (Chile, 14min) A woman longs for a sense of belonging in a place where she is not welcomed. Dir. Patricio Soto-Aguilar. Chor. Marco Orellana

close quarters

Go! (Italy 6 min 40s) The dancing migration through a day, periphery and body. Dir. Vittorio Campanella, Riccardo Maione, Chor. Daniele Condemi


Hug Soon Comes (Brazil 2020 2 min) The present has long been no more important than the future. Without two kisses, without forró or punch the clock. Everything is far, everyone is far, but the hug soon comes. Dir.Paulo Accioly

Hug Soon Comes

4 (Sweden 2020 11min 40s) 4 is an experimental short film featuring music & dance that brings the audience to a research space to identify the source of balance and proportions in the combined art forms. Two pianists and two dancers travel together in a retro-futuristic quest for knowledge through pulse and rhythm, creating a progressive and hypnotic piece, and placing the piano as a common operating table for their interaction. The music features extended piano techniques in an intense, minimalist score. Dir. Mariana Palacios, Adrián del Arroyo


Intertidal. Barene (Italy 2019, 15 min) A salt marsh is a subtle island, subject to its autochthon identity as to its wearing away reality.  Islands are autonomous and self-referred, ruled by their own laws, but an island is also a neutral, protected space. Detached from the world, it acts as a cell or, paradoxically, as a motionless raft. An island could be seen as a natural stage in the wide horizon, a panoramic observation point in the lagoon. An island could be also seen as a paradigm of utopia. Dir. Collective Confluenze.


VOLUME UP (USA 2019 3min 45 sec) A dance film that serves as a voice for the voiceless. Climate change is real, and it is severe. It is time for us all to wake up and fight for our planet. Dir. Sydney Samson

Volume Up

Traces (Spain 2019 9 min 40 sec ) Two strangers share a room for hours in different shifts. Their loneliness is broken as they both find each other’s objects. A relationship that inhabits between fantasy and reality emerges. Dir Alex Murrell