International Shorts 4 – Saturday Night Shorts


The final collection of screendance shorts from around the world is centered on the themes of light, loss, oppression, and scaling heights told through dance. Anchored by the Australian autobiographical feature Ward of the State, about girls who were stolen from their families and placed in convents, the program also includes the world premiere of Bay-Area filmmaker Austin Forbord’s compelling new film exploring the plight of formerly incarcerated men and their relationship to their sons. Films from Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. round out the program.


Saturday, October 22 | 9:30 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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Single Ticket: $15 (Students: $13, ID required)

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San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, Shadow StateShadow State

(Canada, 2015) 3:00
Director: David Cooper
Choreographer: Danielle Gardner
It’s in darkness that we find our true light.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, NaveNAVE

(México, 2016) 4:51
Director: Tania Reza & Omar Linares
Choreographer: Tania Reza
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In this futuristic concept-film, a vessel lands on a lonely planet and inspires the rebirth of a hopeless world that has lost its spiritual and natural conscience.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films2016, ShiftShift

(USA, 2015) 11:00
Director: Rachael Lincoln and Amelia Rudolph Choreographer: Amelia Rudolph
Bay Area vertical dance company BANDALOOP journeys across the Sierras using climbing technology to access back-country sites including a 2,900-foot dance wall. BANDALOOP challenges the boundaries of site-specific performance, re-imagining what dance can be and where it can take place

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, Separate SentencesSeparate Sentences

(USA, 2016) 15:00
Director: Austin Forbord, Amie Dowling
Choreographer: Amie Dowling, Natalie Greene
Dance/theater film that addresses the cycle of incarceration in families by drawing upon individual experiences and physical memories of a cast of formerly incarcerated men and their sons.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, My Best FriendMy “Best” Friend, According To Him

(USA, 2016) 3:45
Director: Josh Anderson and Logan Hall Choreographer: Josh Anderson
A man tries to remain zen when he is forced to carry his complaining co-worker around for the day.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, Ward of StateWard of State by Claire Marshall

(Australia, 2014) 29:23
Director: Sarah Jane Woulahan
Choreographer: Claire Marshall
Narrative dance film about a girl who was taken from her mother and stepfather and placed under the care of the state in an Australian convent in the 1940s.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Films 2016, In InterludeIn Interlude

(USA, 2016) 3:26
Director: Jamie Lew
Choreographer: Neaz Kohani
Dance and animation are combined to create a duet where the quiet inner experience of heartbreak and heart healing are shared with a roomful of strangers.

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