WEEKLY VIRTUAL FILM FESTIVAL
WATCH Tonight: Tuesday June 7th. 8pm EST (5pm on the West Coast.).
Virtual Film Festival, Sponsored by Yonge/Dundas Square.
Featuring the BEST DRAMA & EXPERIMENTAL Shorts from around the world today:
TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2020 | 8PM | DRAMA & EXPERIMENTAL FILMS
1st ACT – DRAMA
PLAY, 13min., Poland, Drama
Directed by Piotr Sulkowski
A man consumed by guilt because he did not dare to defend his mother,
plays the role of a murderer and forces his ten-year-old self to face
his original trauma…
OKAY, 3min., USA, Drama
Directed by Leanne Nicole
3 minute short about the struggle growing up in an abusive environment
WEEP NOT, 13min., USA, Drama
Directed by Lenore Thomas Douglas
Journey Gordean, a successful journalist gets to cover a story of a
lifetime, but her ambition is tested when that very assignment is the
man who assaulted her when they were children.
SPIRIT: A MARTIAN STORY, 10min, USA, Drama/Fantasy
Directed by Stimson Snead
NASA sought evidence of life on Mars.
That search begins with water, and the search for water begins with the
study of the rocks and the soil.
That was the historic mission of the rovers SPIRIT and OPPORTUNITY.
This is SPIRITS story.
TERRA BEACH, 20min, Canada, Sci-Fi/Drama
Directed by Mike Gallant
A college freshman in 2069 returns home and kindles a romance with a
Hispanic girl only to realize they have gained the space colony’s
2nd ACT – EXPERIMENTAL
BLACK STAINS, 14min, USA, Experimental/Dance
Directed by Tiffany Rhynardag
Black Stains addresses the systemic pattern of racial profiling by the
police. Inspired by the personal experiences of choreographer Trent D.
Williams, Jr., the film illustrates the reality of being black in the
United States. Through interviews with men of varying ages and robust
athletic dancing, the film persistently asks the question: why do we not
see black men as human?
WHEN EARTH TOOK A BREATH, 5min., USA, Music
Directed by Lambert Grand
Ora The Molecule’s “When Earth Took A Breath (Are You There?)” depicts
our relationship with the natural world. Filmed with a full spectrum
camera, plants and trees appear in unfamiliar colours – the sea of red
pulsating like alarm bells as we’re reminded of our planet’s climate and
MONOH – With Attitude, 4min., Germany, Music
Directed by Jan Sommer
A visual journey through space, nature and the mind. The music video for
MONOH’s new single With Attitude.
STRUT – 1980s, 5min., Australia, Music
Directed by Tim Cash
Pierre’s prized pink flamingo has been brazenly pickpocketed! The
shocking crime has led to a phone call to the FBI (Flamingo Bureau of
Investigation) & the search is on. The situation grows so dire that the
Pink Ninja is called to duty! ‘Strut – 1980s’, directed by Tim Cash, is
the lead single off Pennan Brae’s 5th release, ‘Gravity – The Astronot’.
The track is mixed by producers Kirk Kelsey & Eric Alexandrakis &
mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Grammy Award-winning engineer Sean
Magee. Filmed In Central Oregon with music recorded in Vancouver, BC.
AMERICAN QUARTET, 9min., USA, Music
Directed by Jesca Prudencio
In a 2030s small town bitterly divided over who belongs, a young
Muslim-American woman puts herself at risk when she shares her private,
digitized memories with strangers, challenging the status quo in the
hope that empathy will triumph over hate.
Agoria – Call of the Wild, 5min., France, Music
Directed by Loïc Andrieu
Throughout a cinematic video, director Loïc ANDRIEU introduces a new
female hero high-concept. It features Jane, an enigmatic L.A.P.D
officer, forced to face her Orphic power to dive into death.
SEARCHING FOR WONDER, 6min., USA, Music
Directed by Greg Osei
Searching for Wonder was inspired by conversations with fellow artists
who have diverse relationships to the African Diaspora. These
discussions highlighted how we all feel lost in different ways, because
history, slavery, colonialism & fear have left many of us feeling
disconnected, searching for something we can’t fully articulate.
Searching for Wonder deals with the tremendous power we have to
rediscover & reimagine ourselves through our ancestors, their gods,
their cultures & our interconnectedness.
UNDER THE WATERFALL – THE AVENGER, 3min., France, Music
Directed by Sebastion Caudron
This video clip shows an explosive passion between two lovers,
punctuated by an elegant and a contemporary choreography in the streets
of Paris where buildings are changing into real waterfalls. It is an
hymn to love that uses the metaphor of water for its fluidity