PDFF PICKS 1
Director Harrie Verbeek
Director of Photography Richard Spierings
Choreographer Jelena Kostić
Dancer(s) Huub Smit, Liz Snoijink, Hans Dagelet, Beaudil Elzenga, Patricia van Deutekom, Kim-Jomi Fischer, Rowan van den Boomen
Composer Tom Sikkers
“At his mother Annabel’s request André returns home to visit his dying father Theo. Together with his sister Sanne, her husband Victor and son Teun the family confronts each other with their inability to communicate. When daydreams of their younger years remembers them how they used to be, the family manages to open up as they attract and push away each other in a heart gripping choreography while heading for the inevitable.
MAKYO (THERE IS A GHOST INSIDE YUUU)
Director Brian Imakura
Choreographer Mija Bishop
Dancers Mija Bishop & Mamiko Oe
Composer Brian Imakura
Makyō (“ghost cave”) is the self-delusional nest that results from clinging to one’s trauma. This film is a depiction of one woman’s escape from that nest.
Directors Alexandr Beran, Conrad Kaczor
Director of Photography Alexandr Beran
Choreographer & Dancer Conrad Kaczor
Composer Frase ft. Fawna
Acto: Douglas DaSilva
Wardrobe Tara FitzGerald
A dimensional traveler’s unique brand of dance inspires a marooned man, a laborer and a fishmonger.
From There To Here (Doc)
Directors Janique L Robillard & Sydney Skov
Director of Photography Paulius Kontijevas
Choreographer Sydney Skov with Kolkata Sanved dance movement therapy practitioners
Dancers & Performers Putul Khatoon, Sabita Debnath, and Sucharita Mondol; also featuring the practitioners and staff of Kolkata Sanved
Composers Maxime Robillard & Milo McBride
Sound Design Grant Harold
pre- and post-production USA / choreography and filming in Kolkata, India
Blending dance and documentary, From There To Here depicts a courageous group of women moving against gender inequalities in Kolkata, India using dance movement therapy to empower themselves and fellow survivors of sexual violence and marginalization.
Dance on Camera Festival – 2019 Official Selection; San Francisco Dance Film Festival – 2019 Official Selection; recipient of Dance Films Association production grant 2016
Sound and Sole (Doc)
Director Cara Hagan
Directors of Photography Robert Gelber, Thom Hansell, Molly Clay, Susanna Kornegay
Choreographer & Dancer Arthur Grimes
Composer Tray Wellington
Arthur Grimes was born and raised in the Appalachian mountains. He is the only professionally working, African-American buck dancer in Boone, North Carolina. In this short documentary, Arthur recounts his dance journey from eager youth to professional master, gives us a glimpse into his performance experience, and demonstrates his deep love for Appalachian music, dance and history.
Pink Blue Part I
Director The Samaya Wives
Director of Photography Pippa Samaya
Dancers & Choreographers Tara Jade Samaya, James Vu Anh Pham
Composer Pippa Samaya sampling from NU
Paint EffectsTaylor White
Androgyne. Without expectations. Beyond gender roles. The same but different. Pink but Blue.
Director & Choreographer Fu LE
Director of Photography Adrien GONTIER
Dance Company Danse en Seine Association
Composer Harun BAYRAKTAR & Tom JARVIS
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, manifestations, gatherings or just the daily life of big cities. We thus work on the mass, with all the drunkenness it can inspire. We confront the individual with crowd movements, in order to observe how he resists or lets immerse himself. Mass : 1st price at Consonance (US) & LADanceShorts (US) festivals.
Director, Choreographer & Dancer Jordie Campbell
Director of Photography Conrad Kaczor
Composer Lorn Marcos “Lorn” Ortega
Movement is light, and it shines on the soul to create the path.
Lorn signed with Flying Lotus’ label Brainfeeder, His music has been used in a number of video games, movies and TV shows, including CSI and Silicon Valley. Conrad Kaczor received PDFF’s 2018 “Best Cinematographer” Award with his recent film “What Is Real?” and has been toured around the dance film circuit
Director & Choreographer Amy Leona Havin
Director of Photography Megan Hauk
Company The Holding Project
Dancers Amy Leona Havin, Heather Hindes, Lena Traenkenschuh, Whitney Wilhardt
Composers Gentleforce, Keshco, Kai Engel
Dramaturge Rachel Levens
“Holy (n.) – dedicated or consecrated to a religious purpose; sacred.
Lola (n.) – Lola is a traditionally female name given in German, Spanish, and French language groups. It is a short form of the Spanish name Dolores, meaning “”sorrows””, taken from one of the titles of the Virgin Mary; Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, or Our Lady of Sorrows.”
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