Co-Laboratory Films + Local Shorts + Festival Awards
The 2017 festival wraps with a showcase of shorts by Bay Area filmmakers, premiere screenings of our two new Co-Laboratory films, and the presentation of filmmaker awards.
Co-presented by Dancers’ Group
Sunday, October 22 | 6:30 pm
Single Ticket: $20 (Students: $17, ID required) : BUY TICKETS
Includes double-feature, + drinks at Intermission & closing reception
Local Shorts Part 1
Stray Notes(United States, 2017) 4:36
Director: Kate Duhamel
Choreographer: Courtney Henry, Michael Montgomery, Babatunji Three dancers find a simple, magical harmony, but harmonies can become complex.
Ballet Dancers in Slow Motion(United States, 2016) 5:25
Director: Jayson Tang
Choreographer: Pascal Molat
View Trailer | Schedule Combination of twelve videos of San Francisco Ballet dancers shot in extreme slow motion.
Libera(United States, 2017) 6:19
Director: Walter Yamazaki
Choreographer: Lauren Jonas, Diablo Ballet dancers Short film examining the dancer in two worlds – the world of constraint and the world of infinite freedom – and how they must strive to find balance between the two..
Night Theme(United States, 2017) 6:15
Director: Ben Estabrook, Heath Orchard
Choreographer: Meghan Horowitz From an inauspicious melody written for and recorded on the 1970s album Kill City by Iggy Pop and James Williamson, Night Theme was given new life by this orchestral arrangement, contemporary choreography, and a modern take on psychedelic imagery.
Flock Together(United States, 2017) 5:00
Director: Alex Irwin
Choreographer: Alex Irwin Three birds of different feathers, each proud and distinct in behavior, cross paths. Will they learn to play nice?
2017 Co-Laboratory Films
Part 1 concludes with a special screening of the two films from the 2017 Co-Laboratory.
Director: Marta Dymek
Choreographer: Robert Dekkers
Director: Shelley Lewis
— INTERMISSION —
Part 2 opens with a special live performance by swing dancers from Shimmytown.
Closing Night ends with the announcement and presentation of the SFDFF 2017 festival awards. Awards for the best films in each category were chosen by the 2017 Award Jury members.
• BEST SCREENDANCE FILM OVER 10 MIN
• BEST SCREENDANCE SHORT UNDER 10 MIN
• BEST SCREENDANCE SHORT UNDER 5 MIN
• BEST DOCUMENTARY
• BEST STUDENT FILM
• BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE CAPTURE
• BEST ART/EXPERIMENTAL
• BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Local Shorts Part 2
Airplay(United States, 2017) 2:15
Director: Lauren Bedal
Choreographer: Lauren Bedal A young boy left to his own devices lets his imagination run free.
Dive(United States, 2017) 5:14
Director: Charlie Stellar
Choreographer: Haley Wilson An alluring journey into the fluid of human and earth.
Dance to the Music in your Heart(United States, 2017) 7:50
Director: Qiying Lin
Choreographer: Antoine Hunter, Ellen S Chang How can a deaf person dance? Dance to the music in your heart.
The Earth Will Come(Germany/USA, 2017) 3:53
Director: Katelyn Stiles
Choreographer: Kira Kirsch Through an intimate encounter between a woman and a forest in the outskirts of Berlin, this short film questions romanticism and our desire to connect to nature, amidst a worldwide environmental crisis.
Dance With Your Heart (Tengo Talento Cuba)(United States, 2017) 10:21
Director: Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
Choreographer: Jennyselt Galata Calvo
View Trailer Shot in a part of Havana that is rarely seen by tourists, this short documentary follows a dancer as she seeks to keep the legacy of Afro-Cuban culture, dance and religion alive.
Who Do You Trust?(United States, 2017) 9:45
Director: Hi-Jin Hodge, David Hodge
Choreographer: Yayoi Kambara
View Trailer Who Do You Trust explores the universal question of what trust means and how we perceive it. Through modern dance the film draws viewers deep into the question of how our ever changing society interacts with the concepts of trust.
Unspoken(United States, 2016) 6:05
Director: RJ Muna
Choreographer: Dexandro Montalvo Some of the Bay Area’s most talented artistic minds join forces to create this haunting, spastic, yet beautiful piece that explores human emotion and stretches the imagination.