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  • United States

SUNDAY 08/18

THE DANCE FILM SHOWCASE

curated by Carie Ann Shim Sham*

4PM RECEPTION
5:30 DANCE FILM SHOWCASE
7:00 AWARDS SHOW & CLOSING PARTY

The Cari Ann Shim Sham* curated Dance Film Showcase for TFF, now in its 9th year, presents the highest quality of visually engaging, sensory stimulating, movement driven short film work.

PRICE: $50 includes Reception + 2 Drinks, Screening, Awards Celebration + 2 Drinks
PRICE: $25 Screening onlyy


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TUMULT

Directed By: Marta Renzi 9:15min

Renzi is a seven-time recipient of choreographic fellowships from the NEA and has received numerous choreographic commissions to create live work such as Book of Breath, and dance film work such as Plow Plant Reap an official selection of the Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center.

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HOLES

Directed By: NICOLE BERGER | 7:00min

WAITING FOR COLOR is a documentary dance film revealing the harsh reality of LGBTQ+ persecution in the Chechen region of Russia. The contents of the film were inspired by testimonials of the arrests, torture, and blackmail that gay Chechens were subjected to throughout 2017. Through the accounts of 33 brave individuals who shared their stories, the film explores the themes of paranoia, trauma, and hope.

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wild-er-ness

Directed By: Ana Baer and Heike Salzer 6:30min

“Wild-er-ness” is a blend of site specific and site-adaptive material intimately woven into a screendance. Directors Ana Baer and Heike Salzer incite new challenges by integrating the notion of fashion design as a complementary starting point.

WAITING FOR COLOR

Directed By: Kosta Karakashyan 6:30min

WAITING FOR COLOR is a documentary dance film revealing the harsh reality of LGBTQ+ persecution in the Chechen region of Russia. The contents of the film were inspired by testimonials of the arrests, torture, and blackmail that gay Chechens were subjected to throughout 2017. Through the accounts of 33 brave individuals who shared their stories, the film explores the themes of paranoia, trauma, and hope.

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GORILLA GIRLS

Directed by: Erin Malley 0:13sec

It's fast, it's furious, it's Gorilla Girls. In 2013, Malley turned her attention towards dance film, and has created three short films, Steadfast Body, Marshmallow Heart, Quake, Warm Wheels (co-created with Malinda LaVelle) and one music video, Sea Ice, for the band Rallidae (Brooklyn). Her film work has screened worldwide, throughout the United states, and as far as the UK, India and Tasmania.

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The Palace Of The Infinite

Directed by: Kathy Rose 0:13sec

…a rich tapestry of Orchid beings… Haunting the Palace of the Mind,,,
the breathing rain whispers.

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SPLIT

Directed By: Min Kim

Others in me – Min Kim is a choreographer and filmmaker working in interdisciplinary performance. Her work has been presented in various venues in England, Spain, Brazil, Korea, Canada, and throughout the United States.


RøTTER

Directed By: Raven Jackson 3:30min
Speaking through gesture, a dancer falls back into the land she grew from.

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ROLLING

Directed by: Andrei Andreev

A dance short film with Rissi Zimmerman. Choreography by Andrei Andreev and Rissi Zimmerman.


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Directed by: Nadev Heyma

As part of the 2019 S.A.C. Artist Residency and in collaboration with Studio 1750 (South Korea), filmmaker Nadav Heyman explores the claustrophobic limits of his physicality, set in rural Thailand.

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Concept/Edit/Danced by Sarah Amores
Music : Swim High by BABYTEETH; Video art : Grid by space is green; Animations by Sarah Amores

UPHILL

Directed by: Patricio Soto - Aguilar

To reach the top in time, becomes a demanding challenge in a city of steep hills.



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THE SHADOW DRONE PROJECT

Directed By: Charles Linehan

The Shadow Drone Project began as a collaboration between choreographer Charles Linehan and Lithuanian aerial photographer Karolis Janulis, filming planned and unplanned events in civic and natural environments from an unmanned aerial vehicle.