NARRATIVE SHORTS

Cowboys, circus freaks and intergalactic nerds find a place in the world.

Go on a groovy adventure through time and space with these six colorful narrative shorts. From tender portrayals of loss to uplifting sagas of overcoming discrimination to zany jaunts full of theatrics, these films don’t hold back in portraying the dramatic and comedic potential of narrative dance films.

Co-Presenter: SF IndieFest

Program Info

Runtime: 73 minutes

October 15 - October 24

Venue: Streaming on Marquee TV

$8.99 / $45 (shorts pass) / $50 (festival pass)

Program Films

Wanted

"Wanted" bu Laughing Matters dance film at SFDFF 2021
A stranger enters a bleak town, carrying a curious case whose contents unlock something unexpected in the town’s joyless inhabitants. How can the influence of this lone and mysterious stranger transform the lives of an entire town?
Samara Lerman
Eliza Wilder
Contemporary

God’s Daughter Dances

Film still from "God's Daughter Dances" by Sungbin BYUN dancefilm at SFDFF 2021
A moving portrait of defending one’s sovereignty at all costs
Sungbin Byun
Hae Jun Choi
Vogue

Talk to Me

Film still from "Talk to Me" dance film by Jules de Niverville at SFDFF 2021
Talk To Me is a heart-warming look at the discomfort of not fitting in, in an over-the-top kind of way.
Jules de Niverville
Tony Chong
Contemporary

A Beautiful Nightmare

Still from "Beautiful Nightmare" by Kevin Lee Maxwell showing Kelechi Antwone Hugging. SFDFF 2021
The intersection between mental health and a dancer’s will to continue doing what he loves even as his health deteriorates is poignantly observed
Kevin Lee Maxwell
Ricky Perry
Contemporary

When Snow Falls

Film still from "When Snow Falls" by Anthony Morigerato dance film at SFDFF 2021
With the holiday season approaching and snowflakes whistling on the wind, one man reflects on the joy of dance and all the beautiful experiences he has had during the winter holidays.
Anthony Morigerato
Anthony Morigerato, Luke Hickey
Tap

ME TUBE: August Sings Una Furtiva Lagrim...

Film still from "MeTube: August sings 'Una furtiva lagrima'" by Daniel Moshel dancefilm at SFDFF 2021
The third part of the internationally award-winning MeTube short film series
Daniel Moshel
Sebastijan Geč
Contemporary