Able Jacob Jonas, USA, 2018, 5m Jacob Jonas, who began his career with the legendary Calypso Tumblers from Venice Beach, collaborates with ILL-Abilities—a dance group representing the differently abled community while basing the performance on the group’s mantra, “No excuses, no limits.”
But First Erin Brown Thomas, USA, 2018, 5m When just one thing, first, makes all the difference!
Conduit Andrea Murillo, USA, 2018, 9m The psychological confrontation and resulting tension between the narrator’s present and future selves leads to a moment of sweet reconciliation.
Haud Close Tae Me Eve McConnachie, UK, 2017, 4m The connection between our younger and older selves is explored in a duet between a professional ballerina and a 65-year-old dancer. The film is inspired by a commissioned poem by Scotland’s Makar Jackie Kay, who narrates the poem in Scots-English.
Pooling Dawn Westlake, USA, 2018, 4m In this experimental short, a break-dancer literally breaks.
Self Becky Morrison, USA, 2018, 2m World Premiere “We are our own best mirrors,” proposes director Becky Morrison.
SISTERS Daphne Lucker, The Netherlands, 2018, 15m North American Premiere Three sisters grow up in a broken home. They are at each other’s mercy and survive as long as they are together. But is their loving connection strong enough to endure their gloomy surroundings?
SWEET DREAMS Alexandre Hammoudi, USA, 2019, 9m A mysterious girl meets a young man for a date and all goes smoothly as the night unfolds—until she invites him up to her place.
T.I.A (THIS Is Africa) Matthieu Maunier-Rossi, France, 2015, 7m French with English Subtitles T.I.A (THIS Is Africa) was conceived, shot, and recorded in 48 hours in Brazzaville, Congo. It features an original poem in dialect written by Ronan Chéneau. “You cannot be Free, but you can…”