English Film Title: Mrs D.
Original Film Title: Pani Profesorowa
Directors Name: Jola Kudela
Writers Name: Aga Lesiewicz
Producer: Jola Kudela
Country of Origin: Poland
Country of Filming: United Kingdom
Runtime: 8 min 22 sec
Mrs D. is a short étude on the themes of love, passing of time, regret, and the loss of identity that comes with age. It is based on one of the pivotal monologues from Virginia Woolf’s novel. The short, with an original score by a Canadian cellist Julia Kent, was written, filmed and produced in lockdown, at the height of Covid pandemic in the spring of 2020.
Starring Maria Ciesielska, the doyenne of the Polish theatre and cinema, written by Aga Lesiewicz, and directed, animated and produced by Jola Kudela.
Original Film Title: Haiku
Directors Name: Martin Gerigk
Writers Name: Martin Gerigk
Producer: Martin Gerigk
Country of Origin: Germany
Country of Filming: Japan
Runtime: 17 min 17 sec
“Haiku | 俳句” is a symphonic audiovisual project for two Japanese performers, alternating percussion groups, soundscapes and rhythmicized video sequences. The film is an experimental approach to pay tribute to the extraordinary art of Japanese haiku poetry.
Original Film Title: Making Men
Directors Name: Antoine Panier
Writers Name: Antoine Panier, Harold George
Producer: Dunia Dance Theatre
Country of Origin: Belgium
Country of Filming: Zimbabwe
Runtime: 10 min
Making Men examines the question of masculinity. This dance film zooms in on 4 individuals in the process of becoming men. As is expected, they proceed unquestioningly into manhood through various stages of their lives, adopting the clearly coded characteristics allowed by society.
However, a feeling of unease, in the very depths of their being, oppresses them. They feel uncertainty but also something else, harder to define…
Shot in the breathtaking landscape of Zimbabwe, the film features strong and rhythmical choreography but also a special camera work that intensifies emotions inspired by the movement.
English Film Title: Le plan
Original Film Title: The Plan
Directors Name: Mario Brem
Writers Name: Mario Brem, Franck Petit
Producer: Mario Brem
Country of Origin: France
Country of Filming: France
Runtime: 13 min 37 sec
Driven by naive curiosity, F is wandering through a world, that seems torn apart between concrete and nature. With the structured view of a researcher and the anarchic gesture of the improvising artist at the same time, he’s approaching to the traces and fragments of human civilization. Always on his side is the pink zombie-like female puppet R, that F tries to comfort and care for. A silent witness to his lonely search. Their relation becomes a disturbing portrait, a poetic voyage to praise the revealing beauty of the absurd moment.
Original Film Title: On My Mind
Directors Name: Petra Richterova, Jennifer Galvin
Writers Name: Petra Richterova, Jennifer Galvin
Producer: Petra Richterova, Jennifer Galvin
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: United States
Runtime: 7 min 8 sec
With the questions of life on his mind, a saxophonist reunites on Bronx streets with his musician friends seeking solidarity while an ethereal being dances among them, taunting notions of love and summoning ancient wisdom. ON MY MIND is an abstract, Afro-cosmic film, aesthetically and symbolically grounded in African culture and New York history. Based on vanguard saxophonist and Blue Note recording artist Marcus Strickland’s latest track “On My Mind remix,” urbanscapes and spiritual objects bring artists into a rare, contemporary dialogue, reflecting the song’s timeless contemplation and resounding with mystical reverberation. Featuring Marcus Strickland, Bilal, Pharoahe Monch, Greg Tate, Ben Williams, EJ Strickland and Storyboard P.
Original Film Title: SACRUM
Directors Name: Rolf Lindblom
Writers Name: Rolf Lindblom
Producer: Rolf Lindblom
Country of Origin: Finland
Country of Filming: Finland
Runtime: 5 min 25 sec
In the early days of fighting the aliens, there where no means to escape the effective field of the black hole bullets. Volunteer soldiers with nothing to loose and help from alien artifacts and guide dogs accomplished these off world missions…
Original Film Title: Things I Have Seen in My Dreams
Directors Name: Joao Pedro Oliveira
Writers Name: Joao Pedro Oliveira
Producer: Joao Pedro Oliveira
Country of Origin: Portugal
Country of Filming: Portugal
Runtime: 10 min 30 sec
We dream… sometimes we have nightmares, or dreams that makes us sad, anguished, or simply indifferent. But occasionally, there are dreams that project in our mind images and sounds of great beauty. This piece is a recollection and variations on some of these images and sounds I remember from my dreams. It is dedicated to Mario Mary.