a
b
c

Film Catalogue

SUPERSEXUAL
Online
Available online: 20/03/2024
SUPERSEXUAL online potential

Kosta Karakashyan, 2023, BG, IT, 6 min

A young Bulgarian man, riding the endless rollercoaster of workouts, anonymous sex, and dopamine, asks how to finally get off in a world where the body is everything. The film explores the obsession of queer men with their bodies as an object of desire, pleasure, and self-confidence and probes how the body is weaponized in fitness, sex, and hookup culture. Collecting footage from video games, 3D scans, online conversations, and archive footage of the ideal male body, the film asks if it is possible to completely detach from our bodies in this supersexual culture.

Circular
Online
Available online: 25/03/2024
Circular New Dutch

Inge Theunissen, 2022, NL, 10 min

In the history of the future, lab technicians clone themselves. The temperature rises when a clone emerges that deviates from the norm. A game of mirroring, attraction and repulsion emerges, in which the distinction between the deviation and the standard becomes blurred, and even reversible. In the end, who is the right clone?

Trilogia
Online
Available online: 23/03/2024
Trilogia New Dutch

Simon van der Zande & Marvin Beekhuijzen, 2023, BE, NL, 7 min

The discovery of a dance creature in the elevator of a theater sets in motion a cat and mouse play between performer and camera. Both are looking for the fragile harmony of a dance captured on film.

Two To Tango
Online
Available online: 23/03/2024
Two To Tango Competition Shorts and International Short Film Competition

Dimitri Sterkens , 2021, BE, 18 min

Twelve world leaders assemble in a war room to play a game on life and death in which they have to dance tango. Last man standing.

This film is part of the online program but is not accessible on the territory of Belgium.

Forming
Online
Available online: 24/03/2024
Forming Competition Shorts and International Short Film Competition

Eve McConnachie & Chloe Rosser, 2022, GB, 6 min

A faceless, genderless body moves in tiny motions; twisting, twitching, stretching; transforming into curious, surreal and intimate shapes. Forming includes dancers with MS and examines the experience of living with a neurological condition. Developed from an artwork by Chloe Rosser and supported by Scottish Ballet.

A State of Thirst
Online
Available online: 25/03/2024
A State of Thirst Competition Shorts and International Short Film Competition

Ashavari Majumdar a.k.a Vajrasara, 2023, IN, 8 min

The human body and its most basic need is the subject of this minimalist film envisioning a water-scarce future. A young man stumbling along a path, hears the sound of water before dropping down in exhaustion. He opens his eyes to find himself in a bare landscape where a bottle of water sits on top of a very high pole.

The Rooster
Online
Available online: 25/03/2024
The Rooster Competition Shorts and International Short Film Competition

Chadi Younes, 2023, LB, 8 min

"In our neighborhood, lives a rooster. In our neighborhood, lives a sadist slaying rooster!" With these first words, Syrian writer and poet Nizar Tawfiq Qabbani recites the journey of a dictator rising to power.

STEPS
Online
Available online: 20/03/2024
STEPS online potential

Genoveva Claria , 2022, AR, 13 min

Carmen, has just won a dance competition, she is holding the prize in her hands. She is exhausted, but happy, it has been worth the effort. She walks home, she just wants to show off her prize and let her family know that she has succeeded this time. She is so happy she can't even feel her own feet. But someone is following her. She realizes too late, it's too close. Carmen has to run, hide and defend herself. She'll never get home, she doesn't need to prove anything to anyone, not anymore. "Footsteps" proposes a poetic look at violence against women based on a physical investigation of Argentinean folkloric traditions and their replication in modern times.

Siren
Online
Available online: 24/03/2024
Siren New Dutch

Scott Fowler, 2023, NL, 7 min

Siren is a short story of a curse. The central figure’s heightened state of danger blooms into ecstasy, disgust and rage. What happens when we yield to our fear?

As the Call, So the Echo
Online
Available online: 25/03/2024
As the Call, So the Echo New Dutch

Alex Raúl, 2023, NL, 6 min

As the Call, So the Echo follows a young woman in conflict with her inner demons. How does she reckon with her unknown self?

ZWEET
Online
Available online: 24/03/2024
ZWEET New Dutch

DansBlok & Jilles van Kleef, 2023, NL, 15 min

Millennial Eva is looking for a way to escape her daily struggles. The nightlife can give her the anonymity she needs to finally surrender to the moment. Will she get carried away by the flow of the beat? Can she disappear into the crowd without losing herself?

Blue Funk
Online
Available online: 20/03/2024
Blue Funk online potential

Louise Coetzer, 2023, ZA, 13 min

Blue Funk charts the physicality of being afraid. As chain reaction, fear settles over its targets, exposing their innate sentient responses of freeze, fight, fawn, and flight. The resulting cacophony evokes the volatility of this moment in time, a mounting pressure edging towards its breaking point.

Home
Online
Available online: 24/03/2024
Home Competition Shorts and International Short Film Competition

Orian Michaeli, Wiaam khater, 2023, CA, IL, 20 min

Through a feminist lens, Wiaam from Syria and Orian from Israel seek to examine alternative methods of protest against occupation, racism and violence in current Israel. They grapple with the decision of whether to leave or stay, take action or remain home.

Mathilde
Online
Mathilde New Dutch

Jocelyne Moreau, 2021, NL, 8 min

Mathilde is a short film based in parts of the 19th century novel 'A Love Story' by Dutch author Lodewijk van Deyssel. Mathilde is estranged from herself and her surroundings by a long-term illness. She is advised to go and live in the countryside for a while. One evening she comes out of her lethargy and has a breakthrough.

The Blue
Online
Available online: 20/03/2024
The Blue online potential

Kati Kallio, 2023, FI, 10 min

Sininen (The Blue) is a fairytale fantasy of a bird-like figure in the embrace of the forest. The central character of the film has evolved over the years as Vappu has searched for her power figure through dance and movement. The film depicts gentle strength and magical skills, independence and a self-directed ability to create life, meaning and encounters around her. Each of us has something unique to pass on. The script was written together with the performers and choreographed by Vappu Virkkula.

Branches
Online
Branches Out of Competition

Masumi Saito + Guy Wigmore , 2023, GB, 27 min

Branches asks how our lives could differ based on a single decision or encounter. Drawing on director Masumi's experience as a minority and immigrant to the UK, we examine how the environment and society shape us. Exploring neuroses and fears through the multiverse, viewers will ponder how choices in life topple like dominoes. We present opportunities for viewers to reflect on their lives in our post-COVID information-oriented society, which fragments our ideology.

Little Movement
Online
Available online: 25/03/2024
Little Movement New Dutch

Sergio Gridelli | Maaike van de Westeringh, 2023, NL, 8 min

Little Movement is a short dance film in which six patients with Huntington's disease are portrayed in a dream-like space where time is suspended. An intimate choreography shows us their positive energy, zest for life and resilience in their vulnerable and fragile existence.

A new day has come
Online
Available online: 20/03/2024
A new day has come online potential

Red Nguyen Hai Yen, 2022, VN, 8 min

Ngày Mới’ (A new day has come), is a poetic visual response to the new track “Ngày Mới” of Vietnam-based electronic band Tiny Giant. The film depicts a world in constant motion that opens up when we slumber. Cavernous darkness is a habitat of transit, between worlds and the axis of time. In the heart of this motion, memories, knowledge, sadness and joy will leave their residues without completely disappearing: perhaps they have fallen into another place, another turning of time. The moment of transit in the cave doubles as both childhood and adulthood come to the surface in sync, where we bend closer in proximity to the inner child, the taste of a spoonful of innocence lingering on the tongue. Deity-like characters also appear in the video. They are gods of the filmmaker’s own world turned into images, as any person can have their own interpretation of a god. In this film, God is understood as a provider of support and company, and trust is a form of custody. We trust in the things that can protect and guide us. The eyeless horses, then, appear as mascots and attachment figures that walk with the children towards the world.

Part of the choreography was initially inspired by the ‘Kitsune Wedding’ scene in ‘Dreams’ – a film by Akira Kurosawa, in combination with experimental hip hop moves and the krumping stomps, choreographed and performed by Saigon-based dancer Kim from La Différence Saigon and Hanoi-based dancer Quay Trần from Abnormal Conceptz.

Endurance
Online
Available online: 23/03/2024
Endurance New Dutch

Imre van Opstal, 2023, IL, 11 min

Whether it's running a marathon, climbing a mountain, or simply making it through a difficult day, endurance is what enables people to persist and succeed. A film about the power of perseverance and resilience and a testament to the idea that with hard work, determination, and the inherent drive to keep going despite adversity, anything is possible.

Parque
Online
Available online: 20/03/2024
Parque online potential

Iván Asnicar & Ailén Cafiso, 2022, AR, 6 min

A park. Two bodies dance looking for the exit. Through the tour they find fantastic and real situations. The movement will carry them forward into the next age. A labyrinthine passage from Dance in the Park.