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Film Catalogue

In the Same Boat
Online
In the Same Boat Out of Competition

Mervi Junkkonen, Mia Malviniemi, 2023, FI, SE, 8 min

A film about the limits of the aging body and the boundless mind. Rauno's story takes us on a boat trip with his father. A journey of misadventures and his father's new Finnish record in cursing.

Buoyant
Online
Available online: 23/03/2024
Buoyant Competition Shorts and International Short Film Competition

Đoàn Thanh Toàn & Nguyễn Lê Hoàng Phúc, 2023, VN, 19 min

In this non-dialogue tale, set along the coast of Vietnam, a mermaid is rescued from the fish market by a fisherman. As the hero carries her back to the ocean they are joined by two seahorses. Upon her awakening on the beach the mermaid performs a sensual dance. But her joy is short-lived: the waves have other plans.

Fight or Flight
Online
Available online: 24/03/2024
Fight or Flight New Dutch

Jody Geijsendorpher, 2023, NL, 12 min

In a dystopian world, freedom comes with ranking. An MMA fighter is about to step on the ring when his social anxiety disorder takes over. The only way he knows how to deal with his fears is to either fight or flight, but this only takes him further away from winning the game.

A Fire in My Belly
Online
Available online: 22/03/2024
A Fire in My Belly Competition Shorts and International Short Film Competition

Naomi Kats, Elie Polyrock Haddad, 2023, IL, IT, 3 min

“Simple is complex and complex is simple.” Choreographer and director Naomi Kats exposes the internal world and the perspective we hold on our thoughts. To which extent do we allow ourselves to choose, and to look in the mirror?

the_ongoing_process_of_trying_to_make_sense
Online
Available online: 23/03/2024
the_ongoing_process_of_trying_to_make_sense Competition Shorts and International Short Film Competition

Martin Klukas, 2023, DE, 16 min

In the process of encountering an abandoned building, multi-disciplinary artist Martijn Klukas playfully tests our perception in a series of parables. Representation, decontextualization, deconstruction and sequentiality in text, image and sound playfully reveal an intuitive body that constantly searches for meaning and expanded connections.

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.

Thick Skin
Online
Available online: 25/03/2024
Thick Skin Competition Shorts and International Short Film Competition

Laura Steiner, 2022, CO, 3 min

To be able to live in Bogotá, you need a skin that can adapt, that can turn reptilian when it doesn't stop raining for weeks and that can go soft when the woman in the corner shop gives you a free morning coffee. Thick Skin is a dance film that takes the viewer through the Colombian capital, high above the Andes, with stylized movement that speaks of life in the bustling city.

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.

Kite Zo A: Leave the Bones
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Kite Zo A: Leave the Bones

Kaveh Nabatian, 2022, CA, HT, 67 min

On the night of August 14, 1791, a Vodou ritual took place in Bois-Caïman that became the precursor to a mass uprising against slavery and the birth of Haiti, the world’s first black independent republic. Since then, ceremonies of artistic and religious expression have been a mainstay of Haitian culture and its resistance to external oppression, poverty and natural disaster. Kite Zo A: Leave the Bones is an intoxicating creative and spiritual experience. In this captivating documentary, director Kaveh Nabatian worked closely with local dancers, musicians, fishermen, daredevil rollerbladers and priests to create a sensory immersion in these sacred rituals.

Physical Culture
Online
Available online: 22/03/2024
Physical Culture Competition Shorts and International Short Film Competition

Anna Bogomolova, 2022, NL, 8 min, 0+

Physical Culture frames rave as a vital human practice in the information age. It invites us to explore physical movement, to discover who we are when we dance and why we do so. It asks universal existential questions and puts them in a refreshingly queer, playful package. It's rave, it's queer, and it's for everyone!

The Paper Ensemble #16
Online
Available online: 23/03/2024
The Paper Ensemble #16 Competition Shorts and International Short Film Competition

Jiska Rickels, Jochem van Tol, 2022, NL, 16 min, 0+

In an old empty paper factory, we follow a woman playing with sculptures made of paper. Inspired by the design of Japanese gardens, #16 by The Paper Ensemble invites you to be receptive to a world made entirely out of the sounds of paper: crackling bushes, ocean waves and singing whales.

Until
Online
Until Competition Shorts and International Short Film Competition

Tanin Torabi, 2023, IR, 13 min

We walk. We run. We fall. We hug those whom we love and then we run again. We walk together until the walls move.

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

Arturo Bandinelli, 2023, GB, 10 min, 12+

A contemporary myth on the genesis of the human body, the film oscillates between two distinct dimensions: an infinite black hole, where bodies exist outside linear space and time; and a labyrinthine house, where a strange decadent gathering takes place. As the dreamlike narrative unfolds, different characters go through experiences of love, enchantment, pain and death.

MisFit
Online
Available online: 22/03/2024
MisFit Competition Shorts and International Short Film Competition

Conner Bell, 2023, US, 12 min

On her way home from a dance rehearsal, a young woman’s spiraling thoughts begin to blur past and present as she questions her identity and place in the world.

The Key Is
Online
Available online: 20/03/2024
The Key Is online potential

Tyler Carney-Faleatua, 2022, NZ, 11 min

'The Key Is' focuses on the idea of wanting to leave a space before one is ready. We see a dancer wanting to pass through this space but then quickly come to realise that they are not in control of this decision. In order to unlock the door, they have a lesson to learn. They need to embrace their whole self, including the ugly and dark parts. It is not until they honestly welcome a darker sense of themselves that they are allowed to leave. This story is portrayed through contemporary, street dance and krump movement that is brought alive though dancer, Ooshcon.

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

Iwona Pasińska, 2021, PL, 13 min

It is a fairy-tale episode, told with tenderness, gushing with the intense colours of flowers and élan vital. Choreography composed to a suite by Edward Grieg and presented by the artists-dancers of the Polish Dance Theatre takes the audience into the world of flora. It allows to explore a day in the life of a plant from the moment it blooms to the end, drowned in warm nostalgia. We invite you to immerse yourself in the beautiful world of flowers and leaves, in the greens, reds and purples transitioning to the greys and browns of the autumn. And all this told with movement to the rhythm of the dynamic sounds of the suite Peer Gynt op. 1 performed by Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera.

When Sleep Enfolded Her
Online
Available online: 20/03/2024
When Sleep Enfolded Her online potential

Grégoire Verbeke , 2023, BE, EG, 10 min

Almost full moon in an arid mountain landscape. A young woman waters her flowering plants. The riverbed is dried out. She is at one with her silence. When sleep enfold her on the broken earth, she is transposed home.

When Sleep Enfolded Her offers a portrait of young woman looking for tenderness in a vaste environment. A deceptively simple, choreographed dance filmed in the heart of an oasis endangered by drought.