6FT.1 ·

By Matt Heywood

By Matt Heywood

PREMIERE DESIGNATIONUnited States SYNOPSIS 6FT. is a surreal fever-dream of a short film, in which an isolated creature struggles to break free from the safety and suffocation of its forced seclusion. Created as a collaboration between artists in Brooklyn and London, 6FT. is about loneliness, connection, and our separate-but-shared quarantine experiences. SCREENING INFORMATIONDate: Sunday, August 29Time: Read More...

Clearing2

By Gorilla Web

PREMIERE DESIGNATION
World

SYNOPSIS
Waking up one morning in quiet solitude to a lush Canadian snowfall, everything seemingly pandemic feels torn apart. Flurries converge with the turmoil of motherhood, isolation, aging, identity and change. Inspired by the serendipitous elements, the dancer’s emotions and union with self becomes complicit with finding peace in challenging times.

Compositions for Understanding Relationships3

By Matt Heywood

SYNOPSIS

“Compositions for Understanding Relationships” is a short animated film that takes the shape of a “love letter.” This concept is examined as various forms of relationships are brought on throughout the film. Taken in and out of the romantic context, the viewer gazes upon the dynamic play of the variables of composition such as color, form, balance, proportion, and unity.

Fireflies4

By Gorilla Web

PREMIERE DESIGNATION
United States

SYNOPSIS
“Fireflies” is a fabulated ethnography of the night at Flamengo’s Park in Rio de Janeiro, illustrating how the flora and fauna of Roberto Burle Marx’s gardens are inhabited by visitors while the city falls asleep.

Machine Age5

By Gorilla Web

PREMIERE DESIGNATION

United States



SYNOPSIS

Machine Age is a visceral experience of the mechanized world of industrial egg production. Using investigative material, this short film immerses us into the sights and sounds of life behind the walls of a factory farm.

Requiems: El Paso and Beyond6

By Matt Heywood

PREMIERE DESIGNATION
World

SYNOPSIS
On August 3, 2019, a white supremacist targeted “Mexicans” at the El Paso Walmart, killing 23 and injuring 26 people. This somber tribute by photographer John Willis who was in El Paso at the time, poet Robin Behn, and composer Matan Rubinstein, honors the memory of those lost in this hate crime and reminds us of the countless others who continue to suffer from gun violence in America.

sống ở đây | to live here7

By Gorilla Web

PREMIERE DESIGNATION
New England

SYNOPSIS
Exploring the intimacy of the mundane, sống ở đây focuses on the lives of Vietnamese shrimpers and elderly farmers in New Orleans, understanding the reverberations of the past, present in day to day labor.

Huo Zhe8

By Matt Heywood

SYNOPSIS Hands are us, water is how life is treating us, and we as audiences are watching life from afar. The title “Huo Zhe” means “living” in Mandarin. ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 – Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket Location: Documentary Short Program – POETIC Read More...