Art in Motion
Saturday, October 26, 2019
SIFF Film Center
ADULT: $13 | YOUTH: $12 | GROUP: $11
As a boomer would say, this is the "artsy-fartsy stuff", or just "huh?" But NFFTY gets it! Young directors have stories to tell and unlimited ways to artistically express themselves. These films lean into the art of filmmaking and the result is a kaleidoscopic intersection of dance, experimental, music video and visual poetry. Mash me up, Scotty!
Natalie Jasmine Harris - 21
"Self-Destruct (Mumbai Mix)" is a chill-pop fusion song by Tanya Vora that incorporates elements of Western Hip-Hop/R&B with traditional Indian meter and percussion. This music video has a dark vibe, talking about "self-destructing" by putting yourself in relationships/positions that hurt you. It's generally a nice song to jam to, but carries weight in its message as well.
Raine Bracken - 20, Sydney Posliff - 20, Caitlin Bevington - 20, Savina Monopoli - 20
Accusations of witchcraft have been thrown around for centuries, but what exactly does the word witch imply and how has language been used to disempower women throughout history?
Gregory Alexander Foltynowicz - 20, Bennett Barbosa - 19, Haley Johnson - 20, Katelyn Clarke - 20
The Art of Healing is a short film that beautifully depicts stages of grief and healing through the eyes of a homeless man who mourns the tragic loss of his daughter. This man’s artistic delusion, including a personal muse, form the basis of this message.
Talia Woodland - 23
From dancing in the hallways at her high school to winning professional battles across the globe, Nigerian immigrant Kosi Eze's story of growth is a glowing example of how the power of HipHop can inspire, uplift and support anyone who wants to discover it.
Anastasia Comelli - 20, Sam Sharplin - 21, Polina Davityan - 22, Magdalena Cejko - 21, Brody Kinf - 21
Nostos, refers to an ancient Greek literary theme that features an epic hero's homeward journey from sea. Nostos portrays the power of raw emotion from the recollection of fragile memories, meeting the people you missed knowing and the longing innocence of growing up. Nostalgia is the feeling that overcomes you when some minor vanished beauty of the world is temporarily restored.
Ejun Hong - 16
Mother is about my 92-year-old grandfather, who lost his mother when he was only 3-year-old. He now has Alzheimer’s and is living the last days of his life. I love and respect him very much, so I wanted to pay tribute to him by creating a film that shows his challenging yet successful life. Mother made my grandfather experience the everlasting love between him and his mother in a way he never has.