2016 Co-Laboratory Films + Local Shorts

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Festival Awards + Co-Laboratory Films + Local Shorts

Festival awards will be presented by SFDFF’s award jury members prior to the screening of the first of two local shorts programs that will close the festival. Also included are the premiere screenings of our two new Co-Laboratory films. Closing night reception for all ticket holders immediately following screening.

Co-presented by Dancers’ Group

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Sunday, October 23 | 6:00 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
MAP | BART | Parking Info

Single Ticket: $25 (Students: $21, ID required)
Includes double-feature, + drinks at Intermission & closing reception

Eventbrite - Closing Night Screening: 2015 Co-Laboratory Films + Local Shorts

Awards Presentation

Program begins with the announcement and presentation of the SFDFF 2016 festival awards. Awards for the best films in each category were chosen by the 2016 Award Jury members.


Award Categories

• BEST SCREENDANCE SHORT OVER 10 MIN
• BEST SCREENDANCE SHORT UNDER 10 MIN
• BEST SCREENDANCE SHORT UNDER 5 MIN
• BEST DOCUMENTARY
• BEST STUDENT FILM


Local Shorts Part 1

Closing Night: Co-Laboratory Films, Local Shorts, 2016 Festival Awards, ConnectivityConnectivity

(USA, 2015) 6:07
Director: RJ Muna
Choreographer: Jodi Lomask
Connectivity makes physical the psychological experience of intimacy. The support which allows a person to explore an openness that is impossible alone, can also frustrate in its tethering.

Closing Night: Co-Laboratory Films, Local Shorts, 2016 Festival Awards, Syra McCarthyFluidity

(USA, 2016) 3:34
Director: Syra McCarthy
Choreographer: Joseph Gapasin
Nothing is ever static.

Closing Night: Co-Laboratory Films, Local Shorts, 2016 Festival Awards, Maria KochetkovaOne Overture

(USA, 2013) 10:07
Director: Edward King
Choreographer: Jorma Elo
Filmed over a three-day period, this documentary shows the collaboration between principal dancer Maria Kochetkova and choreographer Jorma Elo during the creation of a new dance piece.

2016 Films San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Armstrong Infused, Hayley Bowman, Daniel QuinonesArmstrong Infused

(USA, 2016) 2:15
Director: Hayley Bowman, Daniel Quinones
Choreographer: Hayley Bowman
A meditation on the vastness of nature and the profound therapy that it offers.

2016 Films San Francisco Dance Film FestivalBe Fabulous, First Stop: Sexitude

(USA, 2015) 5:09
Director: Meghan Ryan
Choreographer: D’Arcy Drollinger
Outfitted in neon spandex, fishnet stockings, and gold booty shorts, Sexitude dancers of all shapes, sizes, genders, sexual orientations, and fitness levels come to werk it.

Just So

(USA, 2016) 8:00
Director: Ben Estabrook & Amy Seiwert
Choreographer: Amy Seiwert
A morality play exploring anticipation and the ’70s.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, Dancing DayDancing Day

(USA, 2016) 3:53
Director: Tytus Bergstrom
Choreographer: Tytus Bergstrom
Fantasy about playing hooky from work and the surprise events that follow when leaving the house.

— INTERMISSION —


2016 Co-Laboratory Films

Closing night resumes with a special screening of the two films from the 2016 Co-Laboratory.

SFDFF, 2016 Co-Laboratory Films + Local Shorts, Joe Stillwater, Nicole Klaymoon
The Wind Telephone

(USA, 2016) 6:20
Director: Joe Stillwater
Choreographer: Nicole Klaymoon
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SFDFF, 2016 Co-Laboratory Films + Local Shorts, Deborah Slater, Hervé Cohen
In the Space Between

(USA, 2016) 5:52
Director: Hervé Cohen
Choreographer: Deborah Slater
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Local Shorts Part 2

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, We, DivineWe, Divine

(USA, 2016) 4:19
Director: Walter Yamazaki
Choreographer: Robert Dekkers
Inspired by the idea of reincarnation, We, Divine is a film exploring the idea of eternity.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, The Secret WomanThe Secret Woman

(USA, 2015) 6:40
Director: Melinda Darlington-Bach Choreographer: Melinda Darlington-Bach
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Charles Dickens led a prolific and full life, but he had a secret…Her name was Ellen Lawless Ternan.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, hold ( S T I L L )hold ( S T I L L )

(USA, 2016) 6:56
Director: Jenny Stulberg
Choreographer: Lauren Simpson & Jenny Stulberg
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First dance-film in the collection “Still Life Dances,” a series of movement studies based on still life paintings from the de Young Museum.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, GivenGiven

(USA, 2016) 2:55
Director: Peter Clark
Choreographer: Khala Brannigan
A diptych film reflecting the energy we are given from our environment and how we return that energy with creative expression.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, Lift You UpLift You Up

(USA, 2016) 4:55
Director: Lauren Clifford & Amanda Beane
Choreographer: Laura Kirkeby & Algerion Bryant
When a young Caucasian woman and African American man find themselves in an uncomfortable confrontation with each other and the police, they must examine their relationship with race and learn to acknowledge the Self in each other.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, Inheriting a LegacyInheriting a Legacy (Herencia de un Pueblo)

(Peru, 2016) 12:02
Director: Carmen Roman
Choreographer: Carmen Roman
Set in the vibrant Peruvian town of El Carmen, this film highlights the people, town, and dance legacy of African descendants in Peru.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, Molat MolatMolat & Molat

(USA, 2016) 5:34
Director: Kate Duhamel
Choreographer: Pascal Molat
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This is the story of Pascal Molat dancing, as told by Matisse Molat, age 5.

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