This is the second of three curated programmes of International short films selected from the open call to the Screen.dance festival. Saturday 20th June 2020 from 18.30-19.30
Cygnus (USA 2018 6 min 15sec) A short screendance filmed on location on Battle Lake, MN. Cygnus invites us to revel in the beauty of the sunrise over calm waters as the moon slips behind the horizon. A celebration of the earth, the body, and their kinship. Dir. Cara Hagan, Robert Uehlin
Canis Major (USA 2019 10 min)An artist suffering from server writers block relies on the friendship of their dog in this multi-genre sci-fi short. Based on many true stories, this video-animation hybrid ruminates the relationship between dancing and earthly survival at the “end of the world”
Linn (Greece/Denmark 2019 3 min) LINN is a solo about hope, effort, persistence and achievement. Dir. Lydia Touliatou
Between silences (USA 2019 8 min 20 sec) Filmed on location on Cape Cod, between silences is a dance film based on Ali Kenner Brodsky’s solo the most depressing piece… Together with filmmaker Rich Ferri, Kenner Brodsky transforms her live solo into a raw, unfiltered cinematic experience. between silences portrays one woman’s journey through grief. To love. To lose. To grieve. To find a way back. Dir. Rich Ferri, Chor. Ali Kenner Brodsky.
Being (Argentina 2020, 7 min 15 sec) Being captures the restorative power that draws the dancer to the dance. Away from a life of sidewalks and cellphones, where beauty is unnoticed, time stops so it may start again. The dance restores the self, and the senses reconnect with the world, like a flower bouncing back from destruction. Dir. Pablo Destito, Agustina Videla.
House of Joy (USA 2018 9 min 12 sec) Made in collaboration with dancer and choreographer Raven Jones of Woflbird Dance in Portland, Oregon. Shot entirely on Kodak Super 8mm film, the piece chronicles one person’s struggle to let go of what they thought life would be like. Dir. Robert Uehlin.
Aria (France 2019 6 min) A short movie where singing and dancing share the same body. Dir. Mathias Bracho Lapeyre, Océane Deweirder.
Wanting (USA 2018 7 minutes) Wanting is a study in intimacy and space -exploring the idea of not having all that is needed or expected; to lack or be short of something essential. Dir. Robin Gee .
A Sight for Sore Eyes (Finland 2018 2 min) What we see or don’t is based on our subjective skills of receiving the view. Film is based on dance and chatting moments with Hilkka Ollikkala in Myllypuro comprehensive service centre in autumn 2018. Dir Kati Kallio.