International Shorts II: Female Filmmakers
The festival’s first full program dedicated to the work of female filmmakers features diverse short pieces ranging from humorous to political, from softly contemplative to highly athletic, enlivened by vibrant musical scores.
Co-presented by The Hivery
Saturday, October 21 | 6:00 pm
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Ceiling(United States, 2016) 3:53
Director: Katherine Helen Fisher
Choreographer: Katherine Helen Fisher Ceiling focuses on a dancer’s repetitive leap as a physical allegory for striving. Shot in the Angeles Forest on the Phantom Camera, the film weaves gender and landscape into the body’s potential for movement in the tradition of Eadweard Muybridge.
Women’s Christmas Night(Ireland, 2016) 5:30
Director: Oonagh Kearney
Choreographer: Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy
A highly visual and feminist response to Séan Ó’Riordáin’s famous Irish language poem.
Haud Close Tae Me(United Kingdom, 2017) 4:27
Director: Eve McConnachie
Choreographer: Christopher Hampson
View Trailer A short duet between a professional ballerina and a 65-year-old dancer examining the connection between our younger and older selves. The film is inspired by a specially commissioned poem by Scotland’s Makar Jackie Kay, who narrates the poem in Scots-English.
Ghost Story(United States, 2017) 7:33
Director: Sarah Elgart
Choreographer: Sarah Elgart & the Dancers
View Trailer Four dancers search for a narrative as they prowl Bjarke Ingels’ monumental Manhattan skyscraper VIA 57 West, with a mysterious red figure often seen following in their wake.
We(United States, 2017) 2:00
Director: LuLu Meng
A short film in which drawing and rapid body movement illustrate the strokes of the letters, w and e, we deals with the coexistence of conflicting matters, rationality/emotion, discipline/ignorance, singularity/harmony.
To the Ends of the Fingertips(United Kingdom, 2016) 3:11
Director: Roswitha Chesher
Choreographer: Sophie Arstall, Elizabeth Barker
View Trailer Slipping through the fingers of time, we follow a search for freedom and fulfilment in this visually rich and surreal tale. A Big Dance & Channel 4 commission.
The Big Sofa(United Kingdom, 2016) 3:00
Director: Deborah Tiso
Choreographer: Deborah Tiso
A bizarre tale surrounding an extended family that are awoken suddenly by the earsplitting sound track of the film they are watching together, late in to the night.
Solar Duplex(United States, 2016) 10:00
Director: Victoria Marks, Jingqiu Guan
Choreographer: Victoria Marks
A dance for a man and a woman, who are never fully together, but never apart. Bound in time and in parallel play.
The Indexical Dance-a-Thon!(Canada, 2016) 4:15
Director: Evann Siebens
Choreographer: Cora Bos-Krose, Justine A. Chambers, Kevin Cregan, Jane Ellison, James Gnam, Amy Raymond
View Trailer Shot in seminal dance environments Ballett Frankfurt in Germany and The Western Front in Canada, the film mixes professional and amateur dancers, probing their gaze and the search for the sublime through simple improvisational gestures.
Wake(Canada, 2016) 6:05
Director: Katherine Macnaughton
Choreographer: Ashley Werhun
View Trailer A reflection on the isolation that technology can create, Wake is an invitation to reconnect and rebuild our relationships with the people and elements around us.
How You Look At It(United States, 2015) 8:30
Director: Wendy Seyb
Choreographer: Wendy Seyb
View Trailer A story about how love at first sight changes a man’s perspective of the world around him. With a little help from his inner theme songs, his environment comes together to support his quest to be with his new sighted love…or at least, say hello.