F-O-R-M’s Commissioning Fund is an exciting program offered by the festival. This year our curatorial committee awarded five emerging artists and their respective teams with $1500 cash and $1500 in equipment and access to the facility at Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society towards the creation of a brand new movement film that was screened and premiered at our festival on June 17th 2017 at SFU Woodwards. These artists were carefully selected by our curatorial committee through a mini grant application in which each of their proposals showed promise, diversity, dedication and innovation towards the making of a new movement-centred film. Each artist was given free creative reign during their processes with technical and creative support from F-O-R-M's creative team. The results of each film reflect ad showcase the values of their own practices. Congratulations to the artists who were involved in each project, and thank you for being a part of year two of F-O-R-M's Commissioning Funds Program!
Bellow you can also see our 2016/17 Program guide where you can see all other short films programmed this season.
Bonum (boh-noo m)
Filming Location: Calgary, Canada
Creative personal: Sabrina Naz-Comanescu (Director, Choreographer, Costume Designer, Co-Music Producer), Aran Wilkinson-Blanc (Cinematographer, Editor), Aristotle Nsungani (Music Producer, Dancer), Natasha Korney (Dancer), Rodney Diverlus (Dancer) and Ajay Musodi (Dancer) Shabuungo Ouda Ouda AKA Micheal Hewitt (Narrator -English), Sherban Comanescu (Narrator - Romanian). Writing Credits: Sabrina Naz-Comanescu, Sherban Comanescu and Shabuungo Ouda Ouda AKA Micheal Hewitt. Set Decoration: Becky McMaster and Andrew Frosst from Salt Design Renovations and Workshop.
After they cycle through two steps back and one step forward again, the dangers of complacency are revealed and the reward that is nestled in perseverance is imagined. Conceivably this is the taste of Bonum.
Location: Britannia secondary school
Credits: Director: Sho Matsuyama
Co-Director and Set Decorator: Angel Wang
Creative producer: Andy Chen
Director of photography: Alex Ding
Actors: Conor, Andy Chen, Alex Ding
A transformation story of a teenage boy changing from a victim of violence to a positive and self-driven adolescent after joining Streetfront---an alternative for students who struggle to succeed in high schools in Vancouver east side. The short film emphasizes on how running changes the boy's attitude towards life and how it makes him resilient.
Director : Rachel McNamee Dancer: Benjamin Behrends Pianist: Derek Stanyer Music: Piano Sonata No.23 in F Minor, Op.57, "Appassionata": II. Andante con moto by Beethoven
Filming Location: Den Haag, Netherlands:
This is you.
This could be you.
This is you, looking at you.
you, bliss bursting at the seams.
you, scared again.
you, soft and strong.
you, bitter and hardened by yesterday.
you, hopeful, moving forward, stepping into tomorrow.
this is you, alone.
Everyday is you, everyday is this.
This is you, okay. you, gut spilling, bone weary, heart shaking.
This is you, wishing you were not.
you, full of love.
you, full of doubt. you, full.
This was you, will be you.
This is you, home.
Spaceman's Word For Irritating Disturbances
Filming Location (City, country): Vancouver, Canada
Choreographer/Artistic Director: Jamie Robinson
Director: Kurtis Yu
Performers: Avery Smith, Elya Grant, Jamie Robinson, Katie Lowen, Zahra Shahab Rehearsal Director: Sierra Knight Sound Designer: Patrick Fiore
Camera Operator: Jevan Crittenden
Production Assistant: Lauren Thu
Costuming: Lululemon Lab
Questioning societies ever-changing relationship with technology, the reliance we are developing with it, and recognizing that, just like human relationships, technology has flaws and perception-changing failures.
Concept and Direction: Heather Lamoureux
Creators and Performers: Lucie Baker, Evelyn Calderón, Rahel El-Maawi, Malou Kalita, Mu and Tatiana Musi Camera and Editing: Evan Adler
Sound Design: Alex Mah
Location: Filmed on the stolen and unceded lands of the Coastal Miwok peoples (Fairfax, California, USA).
Recalling our self that believes her instincts, that does not apologize for being, that knows there is no hierarchy, that doesn’t retract her heart, that speaks her opinions, that feels, that finds pleasure, that knows life creates life. We feel vibrancy and power in her pulse, as she suffocates we suffocate; as she is pierced and poisoned our light dwindles. As we touch her magic we remember our story, our divinity and our strength. Simultaneously we recall our attachment to an endless pain, knowing we have taken too much. And so we offer…