Festival Awards + Co-Laboratory Films + Local Shorts
Festival awards will be presented by SFDFF’s award jury members prior to the screening of the first of two local shorts programs that will close the festival. Also included are the premiere screenings of our two new Co-Laboratory films. Closing night reception for all ticket holders immediately following screening.
Co-presented by Dancers’ Group
Sunday, October 23 | 6:00 pm
Single Ticket: $25 (Students: $21, ID required)
Includes double-feature, + drinks at Intermission & closing reception
Program begins with the announcement and presentation of the SFDFF 2016 festival awards. Awards for the best films in each category were chosen by the 2016 Award Jury members.
• BEST SCREENDANCE SHORT OVER 10 MIN
• BEST SCREENDANCE SHORT UNDER 10 MIN
• BEST SCREENDANCE SHORT UNDER 5 MIN
• BEST DOCUMENTARY
• BEST STUDENT FILM
Local Shorts Part 1
Connectivity(USA, 2015) 6:07
Director: RJ Muna
Choreographer: Jodi Lomask Connectivity makes physical the psychological experience of intimacy. The support which allows a person to explore an openness that is impossible alone, can also frustrate in its tethering.
Fluidity(USA, 2016) 3:34
Director: Syra McCarthy
Choreographer: Joseph Gapasin Nothing is ever static.
One Overture(USA, 2013) 10:07
Director: Edward King
Choreographer: Jorma Elo
Filmed over a three-day period, this documentary shows the collaboration between principal dancer Maria Kochetkova and choreographer Jorma Elo during the creation of a new dance piece.
Armstrong Infused(USA, 2016) 2:15
Director: Hayley Bowman, Daniel Quinones
Choreographer: Hayley Bowman A meditation on the vastness of nature and the profound therapy that it offers.
Be Fabulous, First Stop: Sexitude(USA, 2015) 5:09
Director: Meghan Ryan
Choreographer: D’Arcy Drollinger
Outfitted in neon spandex, fishnet stockings, and gold booty shorts, Sexitude dancers of all shapes, sizes, genders, sexual orientations, and fitness levels come to werk it.
Just So(USA, 2016) 8:00
Director: Ben Estabrook & Amy Seiwert
Choreographer: Amy Seiwert A morality play exploring anticipation and the ’70s.
Dancing Day(USA, 2016) 3:53
Director: Tytus Bergstrom
Choreographer: Tytus Bergstrom Fantasy about playing hooky from work and the surprise events that follow when leaving the house.
— INTERMISSION —
2016 Co-Laboratory Films
Closing night resumes with a special screening of the two films from the 2016 Co-Laboratory.
(USA, 2016) 6:20
The Wind Telephone
Director: Joe Stillwater
Choreographer: Nicole Klaymoon
(USA, 2016) 5:52
In the Space Between
Director: Hervé Cohen
Choreographer: Deborah Slater
Local Shorts Part 2
We, Divine(USA, 2016) 4:19
Director: Walter Yamazaki
Choreographer: Robert Dekkers Inspired by the idea of reincarnation, We, Divine is a film exploring the idea of eternity.
The Secret Woman(USA, 2015) 6:40
Director: Melinda Darlington-Bach Choreographer: Melinda Darlington-Bach
View Trailer Charles Dickens led a prolific and full life, but he had a secret…Her name was Ellen Lawless Ternan.
hold ( S T I L L )(USA, 2016) 6:56
Director: Jenny Stulberg
Choreographer: Lauren Simpson & Jenny Stulberg
View Trailer First dance-film in the collection “Still Life Dances,” a series of movement studies based on still life paintings from the de Young Museum.
Given(USA, 2016) 2:55
Director: Peter Clark
Choreographer: Khala Brannigan A diptych film reflecting the energy we are given from our environment and how we return that energy with creative expression.
Lift You Up(USA, 2016) 4:55
Director: Lauren Clifford & Amanda Beane
Choreographer: Laura Kirkeby & Algerion Bryant When a young Caucasian woman and African American man find themselves in an uncomfortable confrontation with each other and the police, they must examine their relationship with race and learn to acknowledge the Self in each other.
Inheriting a Legacy (Herencia de un Pueblo)(Peru, 2016) 12:02
Director: Carmen Roman
Choreographer: Carmen Roman Set in the vibrant Peruvian town of El Carmen, this film highlights the people, town, and dance legacy of African descendants in Peru.
Molat & Molat(USA, 2016) 5:34
Director: Kate Duhamel
Choreographer: Pascal Molat
View Trailer This is the story of Pascal Molat dancing, as told by Matisse Molat, age 5.