RAILWAY MAP, 30min., Finland, Dance/Experimental
"The Mayan Train" is a project to be built in the Yucatán Península, México. The construction has been fast-tracked to start in 2020 ignoring social and environmental concerns.
Shot among remnants of an old railroad line and exploring different concepts, this experimental film interprets the spa...
C.T.R.L. short film, UK, Dance/Romance
A young man's attempt at a first contact with a love interest is hijacked in a most entertaining way.
Directed by Mariana Conde
C.T.R.L is undoubtedly unconventional. Whilst it paints the p...
Élixir short film, 10min., Canada, Dance/Experimental
After the recent break up of a longterm relationship, Maeve must move through nostalgia and pain to find herself again.
Directed by Jean-Marc Abela
Performer/Artistic Director: Elie-Anne Ross
ANIMAL short film, 7min., France, Dance/Experimental
This short film is an adaption of the performance Animale (choreography by Lisie Philip, music by Laurent Tamagno). It was produced for an event in the MAMAC (the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Nice) called “la Nuit des Musées” in 2017. I perceived the show as a celebration of the vital...
AGAPE, 5min., Canada, Dance
AGAPE is a short dance film loosely inspired by the film "If Beale Street Could Talk". It takes us on a journey of Black love in everyday moments through movement. It is a letter to the potential hope of life and love.
Directed by Zoe Edwards
Listen to podcast interview with filmmaker: https://...
SILENT RHYTHM, 36min., USA, Documentary / Dance
This short documentary explores the relationship dancers have with music, especially when none of the dancers can hear the music. The Gallaudet Dance Company is home to a small dance studio that pushes the meaning of dance beyond the scope of sound. This year marked a specific turning point for t...
TEETER short film, 7min., Canada, Experimental Dance
Teeter portrays a codependent relationship between two people; one of whom plays the role of supporter and caretaker whilst the other moves freely, unencumbered by their own instability. The help given is often taken without the knowledge of the person receiving it; as if an invisible safety net ...
INTROSPECTION, 7min., USA, Dance
Sometimes the most beautiful moments lie within the process. INTROSPECTION is a short dance film independently produced, choreographed, directed and performed by Katharine Larson. Choreography for this project was inspired by exploring the failures and successes of relationships. People will come...
Naïade short film, 11min., Canada, Dance/Black & White
Naïade is a reflection on the ways image and self-perception have changed in a post #MeToo era. What do we keep and what do we shed? Using the water as a feedback loop and the haunting music of Beatrice Deer and Jace Lasek, Naïade dives into the depths of consciousness. (Please watch the film wi...
EPHÉMEROS short film, 13min., Lithuania, Dance
EPHÉMEROS - (transitory in Ancient Greek) is a dance film that subtly combines three elements - human, plant and sculpture - to create a unique world of fantasies. The temporality of being experienced in this world is inevitable - everything is temporary in relation to eternity.
THE MAZE short film, 3min., USA, Dance
We are caged in our own thoughts, running through loopholes only to find ourselves exactly where we started. The Covid 19 Pandemic had caused most of us artists in a complete shot down but we also had the opportunity long gone, to reflect on what we are doing and what is on the horizon. We lived ...
GHOST LAKE short film, 5min., Singapore, Dance
A woman in mourning confronts the loss of her lover. In a space where grief exists, time is relative
Directed by Shanice Stanislaus, Jon Tan
Cast: Daphne Huang, Antonio Vargas
This was an international collaboration, with Taiwanese and Singaporean musicians coming together...
ONE SHILLING short film, 6min., UK, Dance/Experimental
One Shilling. A contemporary dance film where four strangers from different backgrounds escape everyday life for one night, drinking and dancing in one of London’s underground bars during the Blitz.
Directed by Monica Nicolaides
Produced by Judy Ibelhauptaite
Composer: Ben Lloyd-Evans
MOON SHADOWS, 3min., USA, Music/Dance
An image of a child looking towards the evening moon visited my thoughts one day or maybe it was a dream, from there an imaginary dialogue or dance emerged between the moon and the child. But who is guiding who in this planetary dance, is it the moon or the child?
I often wondered how a distant ...
INFERNO, 16min,. Germany, Dance/Experimental
Inferno“ by Nostos Tanztheater is a dance theater about exclusion, trauma, refugee issues and displacement.
Where is Hell?
We are talking about prisoners who live in cells without hope. Families who had to flee persecution and are stranded in a boat between borders.
We are talking about people w...
BETWEEN THE BALANCE, 4min., USA, Dance/Experimental
choreography by Nicole Kadar & Dancers - while editing a full length dance concert I added a filter to give the dance a particular look & feel. but what happened next was something I rarely do. I used a mirror effect and it divided & repeated half the frame. which gave the piece a more abstract &...
BYOUL PART 2: DA short film, 8min., South Korea, Dance
Byoul Part 2: Da
"Da reinterprets DaEun Jung and Melody Shim’s long-time collaboration Byoul through the intimate lens of filmmaker Taso Papadakis. Da blurs the boundaries between the classical form and pedestrian moves as well as discipline and spontaneity, branched out from the original proje...
BEEHIVE (do you want me to bee), 2min., Italy, Dance
Beehive aims at focusing on the critical part bees plays in the biosphere as a deeply interconnected system. As pollinators, the bees make every sort of flowers and trees grow. Without them we are all lost.
In a rocky and steep beehive two worker bees do not dance their lives away; quite the oppo...
BROKEN short film, 4min., France, Dance
1 in 3 women are victims of violence during their lifetime, i.e. 1 billion women worldwide. Their names are Myriam, Adèle, Clémence ... They are 20, 35 or 48 years old. They are victims but do not always have the words to speak and to find help ... Since January 1, 2020, 11 women have died killed...
ZABLEYALO, 6min., USA, Dance
Zableyalo is the first of a series of collaborations from the Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices and choreographer/director Jennifer Rose. This film was created with Cinematographer/Editor Robbie Shaw and Performer Maija Knapp. A dance work where traditional folk music is made visceral. The soul mad...
TUMULT short film, 9min., USA, Dance
In a school auditorium, two groups of students move, meet, and part: innocence and experience on seemingly parallel paths.
Directed by Marta Renzi
Cinematographer: Jennifer Keller
Key Cast: Rhode Island College Dance Company
WAKE short film, 6min., USA, Dance
“Wake” is a dance film that serves as both a mourning and a celebration created by Rethink Dance & Chamber 6 Media. This artistic story-telling dance film was designed with a purpose to educate and bring awareness to underlying issues that have become normal in our society. The project captures a...
THE LEAVING ROOM short film, 14min., China, Dance
While sitting comfortably in her living room, feet propped up on the coffee table, Star receives quite the shock. What ensues is a journey inward, accompanied by the faces and facets of her ego. This story is stylistically kitsch and told through dance for camera in five acts.
MOVING PORTRAITS short film, 3min., Experimental/Dance
Moving Portraits is a short dance film by the two dancers Himerria Wortham and Raquel Cabrera. Born out of a yearning for elevated images of women of color, Wortham and Cabrera borrowed from their respective Algerian and Mexican cultures to create this contemporary series of moving dance portrait...