Block 9. Experiments & Dance (Sep 18th, 10am – 11.25am)


Undone 

“Undone” is a striking yet whimsical story of rebirth. Using abstract dance as a form of cathartic release, we witness a young woman’s journey moving through trauma via inner child healing. Once a prisoner of her past, she finds a place of vulnerability and safety – ultimately discovering joy through self-nurturing.

Directed by Pip Cowley (USA)


Triptych

“Triptych” is the story of the director’s year in quarantine immediately following the loss of her partner. Comprised of three, wordless, danced vignettes, each taking place at different time periods in the same victorian mansion, it depicts her journey of loss and yearning, spiritual awakening, and human transformation.

Directed by Robin Cantrell (USA)


A Feast That Never Comes

Four characters inhabit cycles within cycles of contentment, discontentment, inertia, movement, desire, and betrayal. A story emerges – told through the marriage of music and dance – functioning as a set of nesting dolls, inviting you to uncover as many layers as you wish.

Directed by Maria Juranic (USA)

California premiere


The Forgotten Flame

A short about the caregivers who work tirelessly for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease.

Directed by Derek Lamoureux (Canada)


211220 – The Age of Aquarius

In this humorously peculiar sci-fi interpretation of the year of 2020, is explored the parallels between the year’s astrological events, the concept of rebirth and how the pandemic may have activated a mass-awakening, propelling us into The Age of Aquarius and the next 2000 years of “being in the light”.

Directed by Caroline Viitanen (Sweden)

North America premiere


Mirror Mirror

Shot on 16mm, this experimental short follows a grief stricken woman battles with her sanity as her carefully constructed fantasy comes crumbling down in this retro-futuristic exploration of identity.

Directed by Katya Ganfeld (UK)

World premiere


Hanakotoba

“Hanakotoba” is the poetic love story of a woman, Claire, and a man, Guillaume in which the elements and life drag them into a whirlwind of worries. Their lack of communication will get the better of them.

Directed by Franck Lahoui and Jowkid (France)

North America premiere