2019 SDI FILMS

Check out our 2019 featured films! Short video previews coming soon!

 
 

"THE STOP"

Liudmila Komrakova

A girl has a fight with a respectable man in a car and leaves him. At the bus stop, she meets a handsome young man and they immediately fall in love. The man in the car returns and finds them together.

A girl has a fight with a respectable man in a car and leaves him. At the bus stop, she meets a handsome young man and they immediately fall in love. The man in the car returns and finds them together.


 

"FOR SUNRISE"

Hyonok Kim

The film is inspired by the director watching the sunrise over the sea for 16 years wanting to share the sensation of the magical moment with the audience. In the film, a human being celebrates the sunrise as if it is his home. He is pushed away from it and longing for the sunrise.

The film is inspired by the director watching the sunrise over the sea for 16 years wanting to share the sensation of the magical moment with the audience. In the film, a human being celebrates the sunrise as if it is his home. He is pushed away from it and longing for the sunrise.


 

"AND SO SAY ALL OF US"

Mitchell Rose

52 seminal international choreographers link together on a chain love letter to dance. Featured artists include Ohad Naharin, Mark Morris, Elizabeth Streb, Bill T. Jones, Meredith Monk, William Forsythe, and Lucinda Childs.

52 seminal international choreographers link together on a chain love letter to dance. Featured artists include Ohad Naharin, Mark Morris, Elizabeth Streb, Bill T. Jones, Meredith Monk, William Forsythe, and Lucinda Childs.


 

"THE SHADOW DRONE PROJECT”

Charles Linehan

Shot in morning or late afternoon sunshine, the aerial viewpoint offers a unique cinematic perspective of dynamic patterning, where shadows of people and objects are sometimes revealed to be more present than their actual form.

Shot in morning or late afternoon sunshine, the aerial viewpoint offers a unique cinematic perspective of dynamic patterning, where shadows of people and objects are sometimes revealed to be more present than their actual form.


 

"CLONAL RENDERING 6: DUET FOR ONE

Peter Sparling

With one dancer, the extraordinary Michael Trusnovec, inhabiting two landscapes or parallel universes on split screen, "Duet for One" traverses between two worlds that eventually become one. Is this about split personae or a purely formal exercise in two-part harmony made possible by digital technology? Or are there sometimes (or always) at least two possible scenarios responding to the same music? Why must we choose when the screen(s) allow for such proliferation and counterpoint?

With one dancer, the extraordinary Michael Trusnovec, inhabiting two landscapes or parallel universes on split screen, "Duet for One" traverses between two worlds that eventually become one. Is this about split personae or a purely formal exercise in two-part harmony made possible by digital technology? Or are there sometimes (or always) at least two possible scenarios responding to the same music? Why must we choose when the screen(s) allow for such proliferation and counterpoint?


 

"BUT FIRST”

Erin Brown Thomas

It’s time to put your head on straight. A dance film made as part of San Francisco Dance Film Festival's annual Co-Laboratory program in collaboration with the National Center for Choreography at the University of Akron's Dancing Laboratories. A filmmaker and choreographer are paired together for one week to make a short dance film.

It’s time to put your head on straight. A dance film made as part of San Francisco Dance Film Festival's annual Co-Laboratory program in collaboration with the National Center for Choreography at the University of Akron's Dancing Laboratories. A filmmaker and choreographer are paired together for one week to make a short dance film.


 

"MASS"

Fu LE & Adrien Gontier

MASS is a 10 minutes single take video-dance shot in Paris. The project was framed within the Danse en Seine's choreographic workshops, including 40 amateur dancers. Images of the crowd appear more and more often and symbolize the current upheavals all over the world, evoking alternately parties, migrations of refugees, manifestations, religious gatherings or just the daily life of big cities. We thus work on the mass, with all the drunkenness and horror it can inspire. We confront the individual with crowd movements, in order to observe how he resists or lets immerse himself.

MASS is a 10 minutes single take video-dance shot in Paris. The project was framed within the Danse en Seine's choreographic workshops, including 40 amateur dancers. Images of the crowd appear more and more often and symbolize the current upheavals all over the world, evoking alternately parties, migrations of refugees, manifestations, religious gatherings or just the daily life of big cities. We thus work on the mass, with all the drunkenness and horror it can inspire. We confront the individual with crowd movements, in order to observe how he resists or lets immerse himself.


 

"CHRYSALIS"

NICOLE KLAYMOON & MORGAN WISE

What must we endure to break through and fly? Chrysalis explores the urgency of transforming our pain through poetry and dance. A brief encounter with a stranger can trigger a fractured memory, release us momentarily from our burdens, or catalyze us into saving a life. Featuring movement artists Tigre Bailando and Micah “Just Jamz” Abbrey, this lushly-shot film asks us to consider the weight of our encumbered past and how we might embody and launch new versions of ourselves.

What must we endure to break through and fly? Chrysalis explores the urgency of transforming our pain through poetry and dance. A brief encounter with a stranger can trigger a fractured memory, release us momentarily from our burdens, or catalyze us into saving a life. Featuring movement artists Tigre Bailando and Micah “Just Jamz” Abbrey, this lushly-shot film asks us to consider the weight of our encumbered past and how we might embody and launch new versions of ourselves.


 

"BRUTE"

Cass Mortimer Eipper

‘Brute’ is about duality - how we try to restrain the untameable beast within us, and how this in turn contorts and mystifies our consciousness.

‘Brute’ is about duality - how we try to restrain the untameable beast within us, and how this in turn contorts and mystifies our consciousness.


 

"T.I.A. (THIS IS AFRICA)"

Matthieu Maunier-Rossi

Aïpeur Foundou is a congolese dancer and choreographer. Amidst some popular areas of Brazzaville, he shows us one possible way to freedom.

Aïpeur Foundou is a congolese dancer and choreographer. Amidst some popular areas of Brazzaville, he shows us one possible way to freedom.