Opening Night 2015: International Shorts I

From tappers to Kenyan warriors to rollerskaters and ballerinas, see our top shorts of 2015 in this eclectic mix of screendance from around the world. Evening begins at 6:30 with a prosecco welcome reception for all ticketholders and a post-screening VIP reception upstairs for filmmakers and festival passholders.

Thursday, October 8 | 7:30 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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Single Ticket: $20 (Students: $17, ID required)

Eventbrite - Opening Night Screening: International Screendance Shorts 1


San Francisco Dance Film, Escualo, Director/Choreographer: Martin & Facundo LombardEscualo

(USA, 2014) 3:57
Director: Martin & Facundo Lombard
Choreographer: Martin & Facundo Lombard

A powerfully rhythmic new piece from the acclaimed Lombard twins, set to music by Astor Piazzolla.

San Francisco Dance Film, Inheritor Recording, Director: Brian Johnson & Lisa Gelley, Choreographer: Josh MartinInheritor Recordings

(Canada, 2014) 6:20
Director: Brian Johnson & Lisa Gelley
Choreographer: Josh Martin
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Co-presented by Consulate General of Canada
Inheritor Recordings is a reimagined adaptation of an excerpt from 605’s original stage work, and warps time and place to augment and expand 605’s raw physicality. A quiet uprising of a new generation.

San Francisco Dance Film, Pas, Director: Frédérique Cournoyer-Lessard, Choreographer: Stéphanie ThellenPas

(Canada, 2015) 14:40
Director: Frédérique Cournoyer-Lessard
Choreographer: Stéphanie Thellen
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Co-presented by Consulate General of Canada
Through her life, Rose has followed her passion for dance by using it as a singular method of communication essential to connecting with her surroundings.

San Francisco Dance Film, Keeping Time, Director: Steve Woods, Choreographer: Fernando Anuang'aKeeping Time

(Ireland, 2014) 10:42
Director: Steve Woods
Choreographer: Fernando Anuang’a
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A modern power-station worker leaves his place of work and finds an ancient warrior waiting for him. Keeping Time is a statement that the past is part of the present. Our modernity is really a veneer.

San Francisco Dance Film, Uath Lochans, Director: Simon Fildes & Katrina McPherson, Choreographer: Marc BrewUath Lochans

(UK, 2015) 6:30
Director: Simon Fildes & Katrina McPherson
Choreographer: Marc Brew
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Co-presented by Axis Dance Company
A physical response to place by choreographer Marc Brew.

San Francisco Dance Film, Lost in Motion II, Ben Shirinian, Choreographer: Guillaume CôtéLost in Motion II

(Canada, 2013) 4:34
Director: Ben Shirinian
Choreographer: Guillaume Côté

Co-presented by Consulate General of Canada
Featuring National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancer Heather Ogden, the film combines original choreography, stylized art direction and seamless VFX to visually interpret the experience of an artist baring her soul on stage.

SFDFF, As Is, Director: Kate Duhamel, Choreographer: Erik WagnerAs Is

(USA, 2015) 3:57
Director: Kate Duhamel
Choreographer: Erik Wagner
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As Damian Smith ends his long and celebrated stage career, As Is brings us up close to the raw beauty and artistry of this master dancer.

SFDFFContinuum *

(France, 2014) 9:15
Director: Natalianne Boucher
Choreographer: Stéphane Fratti
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A choreographic film mixing dance and animation. Our perception of time and its connection with space is explored in movement through the symbolic depiction of sand’s matter.

San Francisco Dance Film, Lay Me Low, Director: Marlene Millar, Choreographer: Sandy SilvaLay Me Low

(Canada, 2015) 7:50
Director: Marlene Millar
Choreographer: Sandy Silva
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Co-presented by Consulate General of Canada
Performed by ten dancers, musicians, and singers Lay Me Low cuts right to the heart to communicate a universal feeling of loss while evoking a paradoxical sense of intimacy.

SFDFF, Angsters, Director, Benjamin Epps, Choreographer, Amy CainAngsters

(USA, 2014) 7:13
Director: Benjamin Epps
Choreographer: Amy Cain
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Dancers explore the anxieties of artistic life through movement amongst large scale exterior sculpture and paintings.

* Student Film | back to festival schedule