• TOPANGA COMMUNITY CLUB (map)
  • 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd
  • Topanga, CA, 90290
  • United States

SCREENING IN TCC HOUSE: 8:00PM

Calling all space coyotes! Blast off to another dimension with a mind-bending collection of experimental short films followed by music videos.

Our experimental and music video showcase pushes the boundaries of cinema in abstract creative approach to filmmaking and risk-taking with eye candy that will appeal to the avant garde connoisseur.

EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS IN COMPETITION

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CYBERGENESIS | Directed by André Silva

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A fantastical, animated journey (segments of which have been creatively crowd-sourced) that imagines a future creation myth, crafted by cyber consciousness from bits and pieces of humanity's online legacy..

I LOVE YOU | Directed by Daniel Watkins

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A mistreatment of the digital image.

SUBTLE DISTANCE | Directed by Christina Santa Cruz

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For every trip and/or move we bring various amounts of suitcases and boxes filled with our tactile possessions. Have we become obsessed or is it merely a necessity in order to be comfortable in one's own skin? I don't know...

RAPTURE OF THE PETALS | Directed by Kathy Rose

A hidden world…a rustle of activity…the life of the Insect. In the night things are born, hatch and grow into magnificent beings, soaring over the moon. At the end of their sojourn a Queen lady/insect emerges. Her figure was inspired by the long legged supernatural ghost figure in Japanese lore - "Taka Onna". Rapture of the Petals continues my fascination with Noh and Japanese theater with their attachment to the supernatural; enchantment and all things strange. The music by Walter Giger was used originally for a choreographed solo by myself called "Precious Metals", using stretch gold lame.

REDPOINT | Directed by Motahareh Ahmadpour

You can see a wonderful city...with your all of your senses!

VISUAL VARIATIONS ON FLESH | Directed by Madison McClintock

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"Imagine an eye unruled by man-made laws of perspective, an eye unprejudiced by compositional logic, an eye which does not respond to the name of everything but which must know each object encountered in life through an adventure of perception…”– Stan Brakhage. The human body in its physical state. A call for perception through the senses rather than the mind, to disassociate flesh from its common connotations of pornography, voyeurism, and self-consciousness.

THE FALLEN PHOENIX | Directed by Gwen Barriac

The story of an established composer who struggles to write a masterpiece that pleases both himself and his sponsor. Ultimately, he realizes he has to choose between staying true to his art and pleasing those around him. The fable of the Phoenix is used as a framework for the story. Though the Phoenix may fall in flames, his music lives on triumphantly! The story is told without any spoken words, using music and images alone. The music is classical in style but uses many electronic sounds and techniques, such as sequencers and arpeggiators.

OCEAN | Directed by Stephanie Maxwell

A dramatic and powerful choreography of light and motion in the ocean's 'swash' zone, the turbulent area of water that washes in from the sea up on the beach. Filmed in HD in close-up detail on the beaches around Newport, Oregon, sunlight on the moving water and bottom sand reveal the infinitely animated and ever-changing world of visual compositions and events that have a charged, emotive power when presented as distinct variations and themes interwoven with the musical score. The film is lively and sensuous and reveals an extraordinary beauty that is palpable in the most minute and subtle domains along the beach. 

G14 | Directed by by Harlan Doolittle

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A taste of sensory overload. This experimental fashion film explores deification of beauty through a sharp blend of music and image, tapping into the emotional danger of being surrounded by images in the 21st century.

MISSION | Directed by Rebecca Rogers

An optical fetish.

MUSIC VIDEOS IN COMPETITION

POEINA - "GASOLINE" | Directed by Brett Spackman

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A girl armed with glitter and a guitar brings her vibrance to a gritty city.

A LIGHT SKIP INTO FLIGHT | Directed by Ian Edward Weir

A music video by filmmaker and musician Ian Edward Weir. The song is an original composition performed on the African Tongue Drum. Take a hypnotic journey, watching creatures both big and small take flight, filmed throughout Florida's beautiful parks and nature reserves.

JADUDAH - "RED" | Directed by Maida Hals

A wedding photo captures the love for a short moment, a strange moment that might last an eternity. Music video for Jadudah.

RYAN ADAMS - "WHEN PIGS FLY" |  Directed by Sandra Boynton

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This short film, storyboarded and directed by Sandra Boynton, and wonderfully animated by Ira Baker, shows the gentle relationship between a parent and child (who both happen to be pigs). Look for a cameo by the incomparable Ryan Adams.

CHOPS ft. TIGER JK & TASHA - "TURN IT UP" | Directed by Steve Nguyen

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TURN IT UP is an animated music video featuring Tiger JK and Yoon Mi-rae with the soundtrack produced by Scott “CHOPS” Jung off of the Strength In Numbers album.

THE LITTLE MISS - "YOU CAN RUN" | Directed by Jordan Rader

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YOU CAN RUN is a western narrative music video following the protaganist and singer, The Little Miss. The music video story is about the internal struggle of good versus evil and accepting and integrating those aspects of the self.

HUGO - "HAILSTORMS" | Directed and Animated by Huaglom

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"Hailstorms" talks of a man who has given up on escaping his unavoidable fate and is ready to take on what ever fate throws at him. "Hailstorms" was created with traditional frame by frame animation using water color technique. Then combined with frame by frame digital illustration.

WEEPING AND KEEPING | Directed by Sarina Bernstein

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A music video that blurs the line between inner psyche and outer world, exploring truth’s of the human condition. The video depicts the main character’s psychological experience using metaphoric imagery. He encounters an ethereal, mysterious woman in the desert who slips away from his grasp again and again. She is a dream that is representative of his reality. He sees a masked man planting roses in the desert and sees his own desire to cultivate a relationship that is based in illusion. He battles with the man and defeats him, coming to a higher level of personal consciousness. The man rides in a car with a woman who is a counterpoint to his inner world, but in the end perhaps she is just an illusion as well. The story is told in a non-linear experimental fashion to communicate the mysterious nature of the psyche.

FEVER THE GHOST - "SOURCE" | Directed and Animated by Felix Colgrave

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A fantastically bizarre animated adventure.


Paid parking is available at the venue. If parking on Topanga Canyon Blvd., make sure all tires are inside the white lines. Flashlights are advised for walking to your car after dark.

Food and beverages available for purchase at the event.