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The Women's Film Festival 2016: Artistic Shorts Program
Caplan Recital Hall at The University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA
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The Women's Film Festival 2016: Artistic Shorts Program
1. Breath of Clay   Runtime: 17 Min.

At the crossroads between documentary filmmaking and artistic creation, Breath of Clay (Souffle d'argile) renders the inwardness of the artist Philippine Schaefers work. Discreetly, the camera glides close to the creative process to capture photographic images of the outcome of this intense work. Here clay has the primary role. Clay as a reminder of Mother Earth, of Genesis, of the first artistic creations, the healing material since ancient times ... Clay and the body dancing between fascination and obsession to the rhythms of an almost childlike freedom. In the form of a triptych, the film shows true moments of inspiration rarely captured. And without any second take. A symbiosis between the artist and the filmmaker, closer to Philippine Schaefers creativity and intentions, her favored themes: nature and human. A bold work, one that moves us by its immediacy.


2. Bryn   Runtime: 9 min.

Portrait of a young female woodcarver in West Virginia who, despite having some social anxiety issues, has a 50,000+ following on social media and a long backlog of orders.

Director, Marc Menish and subject, Bryn may be available to do a Q&A session via Skype.

3. Hide and Seek   Runtime: 4 min.

What face do you see when you look in the mirror? Hide and Seek is a short film that speaks to the societal challenge that women, and especially women of color, endure every day. To look in the mirror and to hope to see a face other than your own. One that is closer to what magazines, television and movies define as beautiful or even normal.

Co-Producer and Lead Actress, Lia Chang and Co-Producer and Director, Garth Kravits will be in attendance for a Q&A session.

4. Santo, A Dance Narrative on Domestic Violence  Runtime: 11 min.

Using the silent but powerful art of dance to raise awareness on the dangers of staying in an abusive relationship. Starring world champion Philadelphia dance company Art in Motion Latin Dancers this short film tells the story of a group of women and their struggle in deciding whether to stay or go and the roller coaster they're on. We get a personal view on the story of Liz and Darlin as we enter Liz's worst nightmares and see their home life.

Director, Stephanie Ramones will be in attendance for a Q&A session.


Caplan Recital Hall at The University of the Arts (View)
211 S. Broad Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States


Film > Festivals

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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