Run Time – 60 mins

An eclectic selection of Australian and world premiere films that push the boundaries and live on the cutting edge of dance filmmaking.

A Perpetual State of What the F#@k!!?? (Australia) – 9:21
World Premiere
Art/Experimental Dance Film

Credits
Producer – Mick Angus, Gavin Webber, Grayson Millwood, Kate Harman

Director – Mick Angus, Gavin Webber
Choreographer – Gavin Webber & Grayson Millwood, The Farm
Cinematographer – Mick Angus
Composer and Sound Designer – Anna Whitaker
Editor – Mick Angus, Gavin Webber

Cast
Kate Harman, Laurie Young, Thomas E.S Kelly, Cecilia Martin, Yvonne Huang, Grayson Millwood, Gavin Webber, Milo Millwood, Sam Webber

Seen through the eyes of a child, this is a film made like a dream, but a dream we are all in. It’s a dream of our future, blurred and indistinct, seen through a glass windshield, windswept by sand, hidden beneath the waves. Two children scavenge the carcass of a world decimated by negligence and come across the leftovers of the past, buried in the sand but still moving towards an end that’s out of sight. Award winning companies Jerrycan Films and The Farm ( dance theatre) bring a uniquely physical and visceral aesthetic to the screen in a work of sweeping imagery that asks all of us to remember what keeps us together when it all falls apart.

Spiralling Into Desire (India) – 15:00
World Premiere
Art/Experimental Dance Film

Credits
Producer & Choreographer – Brinda Jacob-Janvrin

Associate Producers: Roohi Dixit, Ziba Bhagwagar
Director – Roohi Dixit
Co-Director & Editor – Ziba Bhagwagar
Concept: Brinda Jacob-Janvrin, Roohi Dixit
Cinematography – Preetha Jayaraman
Sound Design – Zero Rules
Sound Mixing – John Chittilapilly

Cast
Brinda Jacob-Janvrin

The Desire Project explores how we hold desire in our body. Of the firm belief that reclaiming and having agency around our desire is a path towards true empowerment, the project invites us to imagine what is possible for the community when eros is equally prioritised as logos.  The latest iteration of the Desire project is a Movement x Film collaboration titled Spiralling into Desire.  This film traces a woman’s descent into her deep body to access and retrieve her true autonomy.  The film also draws parallels from the first epic poem ‘The descent of Innana’ which narrates the story of the Sumerian goddess Innana’s descent into the underworld, to visit her sister Ershikegel – the queen of the dead.  Separated, the two sisters represent the Madonna/Whore split, a dangerous consequence of patriarchy. The descent begins the journey towards healing this split.

Our Planet Destiny (China) – 10:00
World Premiere
Art/Experimental Dance Film

Credits
Director – Chen Li
Choreographer – Li Chen

We hope there will be less pollution, less destruction and less war around this world. Our fate will be connected closely, also live harmoniously with nature. The world should be more united, like a family, and we explore the civilization of the universe together.

Yurodivy (Australia) – 3:51
Australian Premiere
Art/Experimental Dance Film

Credits
Executive Producer – Sara Taghaode

Director – Ryan Renshaw
Concept & Choreography – Kyle Page
Director of Photography – Liam Edward Brennan
Music – Alisdair Macindoe, Brian Ritchie

Key Cast
Marlo Benjamin, Maddi Campbell, Damian Meredith, Niharika Senapati, Felix Sampson, Michael Smith, Glenn Thomas

Based upon the legend of Sisyphus and using the voice of the late-philosopher Alan Watts, Yurodivy explores contemporary humankind’s relentless pursuit for wealth and happiness.

Herbarium (Poland) – 13:00
Australian Premiere
Art/Experimental Dance Film

Credits
Director & Choreographer – Iwona Pasińska
Producer – Polish Dance Theatre
Music – Edward Grieg
Set design and costumes – Andrzej Grabowski
Editing – Edyta Pietrowska
Camerawork – Marek Grabowski
Colour correction and post-production – Mirosław Feliks Mamczur

Cast
Evelyn Blue, Kacper Bożek, Julia Hałka, Paulina Jaksim, Patryk Jarczok, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Dominik Kupka, Daniel Michna, JinWoo Namkung, Pau Perez-Pique, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Zofia Tomczyk, Sandra Szatan, Amily Wong-Andryańczyk

ZIELNIK/HERBARIUM is the fifth choreographic film directed by Iwona Pasinska. It is a fairy-tale episode, told with tenderness, gushing with the intense colours of flowers and élan vital. Choreography composed to a suite by Edward Grieg and presented by the artists-dancers of the Polish Dance Theatre takes the audience into the world of flora. It allows to explore a day in the life of a plant from the moment it blooms to the end, drowned in warm nostalgia. We invite you to immerse yourself in the beautiful world of flowers and leaves, in the greens, reds and purples transitioning to the greys and browns of the autumn. And all this is told with movement to the rhythm of the dynamic sounds of the suite Peer Gynt op. 1 performed by Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera.

The Seeing Place (USA) – 6:15
World Premiere
Art/Experimental Dance Film

Credits
Director – Amy Michelle Wilkinson

Choreographer – Amy Wilkinson
Producer – Amy Michelle Wilkinson

Cast
Alysia Johnson

This short dance film explores movement as knowledge production in an embodied portrait of dance in institutional spaces.

Hungars Beach (USA) – 3:00
Australian Premiere
Art/Experimental Dance Film

Credits
Director & Choreographer – Kate Corby

Producer – GoEun Kim
Camera – MinSeung Chang, SeEum Jung
Editor – MinSeung Chang, Kate Corby
Sound Design – Nat Evans, Kate Corby
Post-production/Color – Elizabeth Wadium

Key Cast
Jessie Young, Josh Anderson

Hungars Beach explores memory, trauma and the power of place through a series of simultaneously beautiful and unsettling images. A small beach and cottage provide a vivid backdrop for a woman in distress, haunted by images of her younger self and the inescapable weight of loss.