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The 4th edition MUSIC DANCE SCREENINGS FILM FESTIVAL CONSONANCE

A Film festival for music films and clips where melodies meet motion on the big screen, creating a sensory feast for the soul. All the films are demonstrated in their original language with English subtitles.

September 27th-28th, 2024

Venues:

TERMINAL ABASHIDZE
TERMINAL ABASHIDZE

Co-working space

34, Abashidze Street, Tbilisi, Georgia

Seats

30-100

FESTIVAL CHANNEL
FESTIVAL CHANNEL

Online channel with the festival program published. You can watch films, vote for them and give reviews.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Seats

Unlimited

EventTicket

PRESELECTED

THE VIOLIN MAKER
THE VIOLIN MAKER

Brazil

2024

Runtime, min

76

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Documentary, Biography, Music

Director:

Fernando Coelho

Luiz Amorim is a craftsman from humble origins. Luiz built everything from bee boxes to his own house. Luiz fell in love with Betina, also an artist. Their first child wanted to study music so they got to know the cello. So they started to make instruments from the violin family. While mastering the art, they had two more children, who also got involved in liuteria. In the course of time, renowned musicians from São Paulo's Orchestra appeared at the studio. They all ordered instruments. Eventually, the family decided to move to the birthplace of the violin. Now, the Amorims live and work in Cremona, Italy, ranking among the most important studios in the world, creating beautiful instruments as they shape themselves as a beautiful family.

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SINLESS
SINLESS

United States

2024

Runtime, min

6

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Music Video,

Director:

Doe Klaus

Garage music.

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ARRIVATO
ARRIVATO

Spain

Runtime, min

17

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Experimental, Music Video, Short,

Directors:

Manu Cabrera, Bárbara Domínguez

The muses are arriving. First they must get to know each other, prepare, find their place and finally wait to be called.

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MASKED TEARS
MASKED TEARS

Uganda

2024

Runtime, min

8

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Dance Documentary,

Director:

Joseph Julius Kasozi

In Uganda, a talented dance artist struggles to pursue his passion in a society that doesn't value his art. Through powerful movements and an inner mask that hides his pain, he creates a dance piece that speaks about the challenges he faces. Despite obstacles, he uses his art to bring awareness to the importance of dance in his community. Masked Tears explores the struggles of Ugandan dance artists and the need for recognition and support for the arts, showing the power of dance as a tool for expression and empowerment.

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TRANSMUTATION OF SOULS
TRANSMUTATION OF SOULS

United States

2021

Runtime, min

29

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Feature,

Director:

Marie Chamberlain

Through a series of five dance solos, five individuals explore moments of shift and transition. While passing through struggle, The explorations ultimately bring each individual to a place of healing and strength.

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SOMEHOW CONTINUE
SOMEHOW CONTINUE

Canada

2023

Runtime, min

55

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Documentary, Experimental, Short,

Director:

Karl Lemieux

Somehow Continue is a document of an unprecedented and fleeting moment in time set in a piece of urban wilderness located in the cultural heart of Montreal’s Mile End. A cinematic capsule shot on 16 mm that is an ode to instability and collective resiliency.

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BOY, SEE ME FLY
BOY, SEE ME FLY

France

2023

Runtime, min

7

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Experimental, Music Video, Short,

Director:

Mateo Dartois

BOY, SEE ME FLY is a film that delves into a tumultuous friendship between two men on a July 14th evening. Despite there being no physical attraction between them, a strong and undefined love binds them. However, one of them rejects the way the other expresses their love. This story is conveyed through movement and dance, as verbal communication is rarely employed in these relationships.

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AUTUMN'S EMBRACE
AUTUMN'S EMBRACE

United States

2024

Runtime, min

6

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Experimental, Short,

Director:

Jessica Gomula-Kruzic

Autumn’s Embrace is a dance for camera work which emphasizes the dancer's connection with the natural world. The dance retells the story of the Greek goddess Persephone, goddess of vegetation, anticipating her annual return to the underworld to rest, and highlighting the beauty of nature's rhythms.

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LOOK UP
LOOK UP

United States

2024

Runtime, min

2

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Short,

Director:

Carliann Forthun Bruner

A short film about two people drawn to art on a mural. They look up from their phones and find a connection to each other and the artwork. A film by CarliAnn Forthun Bruner with orginial song by Annabella Gelmetti. Starring Drew Santoro and Daniel Costa.

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THE SILENT SYNTHETIC SYMPHONY : A HUMAN-AI COLLABORATION
THE SILENT SYNTHETIC SYMPHONY : A HUMAN-AI COLLABORATION

Greece

2024

Runtime, min

7

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Experimental, Music Video, Short, Other, Sci-Fi, Dance

Director:

Giannakopoulos Efstathios

In a silent environment, artificial intelligence meets the boundless human mind and together they unite their powers to create a music and dance piece of scientific fantasy. The lyrics, composed by a robotic mind simulating the writing style of the great author William Shakespeare, draw upon a poem about Silence and how people perceive it today. The music was composed by a team of music producers, while the words are voiced by the unique, yet artificial, voice of the late English actor, Alan Rickman. Our protagonist performs theatrical dance movements, which constitute his unique way of communication. At times, he manages to harmonize with the space-time and feel tranquility within the silence, while at other times, he faces challenges. Will he, however, emerge unscathed from this enthralling blend of the artificial and the human?

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WAY TO THE TRUTH.
WAY TO THE TRUTH.

Russian Federation

Runtime, min

5

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Experimental, Music Video, Short,

Director:

Liudmila Komrakova

Young man tries to fined a destined person.

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RUINS WITHIN RUINS
RUINS WITHIN RUINS

Greece

2024

Runtime, min

9

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Short,

Director:

Lefteris Parasyris

A group of dancers positions themselves between the ancient and modern ruins of the island of Crete, Greece. Drawing inspiration from its rich heritage, they craft a series of kinetic forms and patterns influenced by folk dances and Minoan frescoes. These installations, whether harmonising with or contrasting against the island's culture, offer reflections on historical memory and the Cretan identity.

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THIS CROWDED ROOM (LESS THAN 15 MINUTES VERSION)
THIS CROWDED ROOM (LESS THAN 15 MINUTES VERSION)

United States

2024

Runtime, min

13

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Short,

Director:

Rafael Burgos Nieves

A couple who lived for every free moment to dance together have a chance after death to review from a two generational look-back, their many years dancing on earth…to spin back and experience what went wrong and what went right…to finally say I’m sorry in time and remember…Based on a true story!

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UNDER*SCORE
UNDER*SCORE

Germany

2023

Runtime, min

24

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Documentary, Experimental, Short,

Director:

Noam Gorbat

The film under*score introduces Jesseline Preach, an interdisciplinary musician with Ghanaian roots. We follow Jess, Don and Maya along the streets of Hamburg and witness their intimate conversations about friendship, selfhood and feelings. Issues and matters, lyrics and rhythm are put in the context of their everyday social environment and political architecture. The film invites us to take a deep look into the different shades of the artist’s public persona, personality and artistic practices.

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GLIMPSES
GLIMPSES

United States

2024

Runtime, min

5

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Animation, Experimental, Short, Other,

Director:

Peter Litwinowicz

Joyously bright, colorful, and animated panels are sewn together to accentuate moments of life viewed through windows and doorways.

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UNVEILING THE REAL
UNVEILING THE REAL

United States

2023

Runtime, min

3

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Music Video, Short, Other,

Directors:

Jasmine Powell, Daniela Simart

4 dancers – 2 continents - 4 stories – 1 song How do we express what truly lies within? When do we show our truth? When do we hide it? In the depths of joining & growing into each other's lives, we experience an overlap of present & past, of different stories that all have one thing in common: the surreal lens of truth illuminating the multiplicity of becoming. The movement and music of our dance film intertwines with the heart’s freedom & the interplay of different emotions, overlapping, collapsing and reflecting by gravity's pull. Looking into the true essence of who we are, we find the unwavering gaze which follows the longing to be understood, seen and perceived as truth. What keeps you accountable?

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WATERDANCES/YES POEMS
WATERDANCES/YES POEMS

Germany

2021

Runtime, min

66

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Experimental,

Directors:

Maria Zimpel, Claudio Von Planta

The patterns and qualities that organise the movement of the dancing body and those that form the various geological surfaces belong to the same order. The boundaries between the inner and outer world are conventional. Nature inhabits our bodies, which are simultaneously immersed in it. In the summer of 2021, after a solo journey through the mountain valley of the Engadine, preceded by several months of movement research in a Hamburg studio, choreographer and contemporary dance artist Maria Zimpel, together with filmmaker Claudio von Planta, completed the shooting of the choreographic film "Waterdances / Yes Poems". The leading idea of the film oscillates around the vision of a dancing body as a transmitter. The choreography moves between real and imagined landscapes, exploring the poetics of water’s dances through the work of moving images. The geometric choreographic patterns are confronted with different geological micro-surfaces. The dance conveys a sensory properties of the latter: temperature, adhesion, softness, moisture. Through the camera's eye, these micro-locations are transformed into scenes in which the dancing body interacts with the environment: uses its qualities, tuning into its rhythms and facing the sublime forces that permeate it. To tell a non-linear story of the body’s encounters with the natural landscape, the choreography combines the language of dance art with that of image, clothing design, text and music. Text: Jadwiga Zimpel

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HYPERREAL - HARMONIOUS TRAVELERS IN BRAZIL
HYPERREAL - HARMONIOUS TRAVELERS IN BRAZIL

Brazil

2024

Runtime, min

66

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Documentary,

Director:

Fernando Coelho

Iperreale - Viaggiatori Armonici in Braszil is a documentary film directed by Fernando Cavazotti Coelho that chronicles the 2019 Brazilian tour of the Italian ensemble Viaggiatori Armonici. The film captures the group's exhilarating debut performance at the iconic Capela Santa Maria in Curitiba, offering a unique musical journey that celebrates cultural fusion and a shared passion for music. On this special occasion, Curitiba-born Carlos da Costa Coelho, director of the ensemble, invites several local great musicians, including Daniel Migliavacca, Fernando Deghi, Vina Lacerda, Vadeco, Alvaro Borges, Julião Boemio and Fabiano Tiziu, to participate in this unique event.

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DIRECTIONS
DIRECTIONS

Italy

2024

Runtime, min

60

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Experimental, Music Video,

Director:

Marco Mazzi

A visual essay exploring the meaning of filming, an essay on contemporary dance and the relationship between dancers and the camera. A film without a story, where the narrative is entrusted to images and sound.

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HOME
HOME

Canada

2023

Runtime, min

20

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Experimental,

Director:

Orian Michaeli, Wiaam Khater

Between the house and the street, Wiaam and Orian contemplate initiating a protest. They grapple with the decision of whether to leave or stay, questioning the significance of taking action versus remaining at home. Perhaps the real opposition lies in their own meeting, but can it truly exist at all?

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HARMONIOUS TRAVELERS
HARMONIOUS TRAVELERS

Brazil

2024

Runtime, min

4

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Music Video,

Director:

Fernando Coelho

Music video made when the world musical Italian/Brazilian group, Viaggiatori Armonici performed at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum in the city of Curitiba, Brazil.

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BAD SYNE
BAD SYNE

Puerto Rico

2023

Runtime, min

15

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Experimental, Music Video, Student, Other,

Director:

Dr. Lisa Spencer

Two artists collaborate on music and life on an epic roadtrip.

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REVOLUTIONARY SONG: THE STORY OF RADICAL CHILEAN RADICAL MUSIC AND POLITICS
REVOLUTIONARY SONG: THE STORY OF RADICAL CHILEAN RADICAL MUSIC AND POLITICS

United States

2024

Runtime, min

97

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Documentary,

Director:

Jared Gilbert

The sixty year history of radical music of Chilean folk, punk and hip hop that has deeply influenced the Chilean political consciousness and social movements leading to the election of student leader Gabriel Boric as Chilean president. This documentary connects the musical scars left under Pinochet's dictatorship against Chile's artistic class and how they formed the soundtrack that led musical and political movements of both Chilean exiles and the children raised in a post Pinochet society.

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SONIC BOOM
SONIC BOOM

United States

2024

Runtime, min

4

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Music Video,

Directors:

Daisuke Tarutani, Ricky Rebel

Music video shot in Japan by Hollywood star Ricky Rebel

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BIRDS
BIRDS

Norway

2023

Runtime, min

11

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Experimental, Short,

Director:

Liv Runesdatter

The connection between six children and nature is explored through improvised dance and movement, showcasing the unique perspective of children as they interact with nature through play. Through the eyes of these young adventurers, we rediscover the world and how to cherish and comprehend our environment. In a landscape where the authentic voices of children often play second fiddle to adult interpretations, "Birds" is a revelation. Here, children are not just passive actors but potent co-creators, channeling their unfiltered creativity and depth. Join us on this poetic journey to rediscover our lost connections, one where the chirps, rustles, and dances speak louder than words. Over six transformative months, a class of third graders, alongside five dedicated artists, delved into a multidisciplinary art experiment. Their mission? To explore, understand, and articulate the rhythm and essence of their local woodland and birdlife. Under guidance of director Liv Runesdatter, this journey flourished into stunning installations, music, dance, and prose, all mirroring the nuanced language, movement, and habitats of the birds. The film climaxes as their artistic endeavours converge with the forest, the source of their inspiration. The deliberate choice of not including dialogue not only enhances its universal appeal but also amplifies the potent message it carries. Through the children's profound interactions, we're confronted with the urgent need to revisit our relationship with nature. In a world burdened by its own excesses, their vivid and authentic expressions might just hold the key to unlocking a dormant connection we once treasured. Can their instinctual wisdom remind us of truths we've forgotten?

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DUNES
DUNES

France

2024

Runtime, min

10

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Experimental, Short, Other, Romance, Dance, film about cinema, couples

Director:

Virginie Kahn

A duet based on the dance show Cabanes. It could be a Harlem theater in the fifties. Two strangers share the same emotion while watching a movie. The cinema exit door opens onto an imaginary desert where they will meet, alone in the world around a dance that is sometimes tender, sometimes dramatic and soon playful. A tribute to the feelings we share when going to the cinema.

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HARBOUR
HARBOUR

Canada

2023

Runtime, min

16

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Short, Drama

Directors:

Brenda Whitehall, Keara Barnes

After giving up her career as a professional dancer to be with her dreamboat boyfriend, Harbour makes a devastating discovery that prompts her to reevaluate what really matters.

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GABBAREIN "RA RISING SUN"
GABBAREIN "RA RISING SUN"

United States

2024

Runtime, min

6

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Music Video, Nature, Fantasy, Music, Folk, Viking, Nordic

Director:

Ole Fredrik Wannebo

"Ra Rising Sun" is a track from Gabbarein's self-titled debut album, out May 3 on Our Silent Canvas Records, a non-profit record label based in Woodstock, NY. The visually captivating music video produced and directed by Ragnarok Film (Wardruna, Kalandra, Gåte) was filmed on location in Trondheim, Norway. The video for "Ra Rising Sun" offers viewers a stunning representation of the project themes exploring incredible nature sites including Trollkirka, aka Troll Church, a waterfall and natural pool in Elnesvågen, Norway. Gabbarein is the ethereal Nordic folk duo of Norwegian vocalist and sound healer Cecilie Hafstad and American composer-producer Christopher Bono. Their debut album was created entirely improvisationally in a house on the fjord in Lyngen, Norway. "Ra Rising Sun" sonically captures the awe-inducing landscapes and emotional depths realized during Gabbarein's one-of-a-kind Arctic Circle recording sessions. Cecilie Hafstad explains, "(Ra Rising Sun) is sung in a channeled 'language' that I do not consciously understand but that made perfect sense to me when I sang and created the track." She describes the lyrical themes as emphasizing the cyclical nature of life, the struggle for balance, and the profound significance of the sun as a symbol of birth, growth, and consciousness. Christopher Bono reflects, "This track is probably my personal favorite on the album; it represents something ancient, something ancestral, something beyond words. In fact, I think it is the track that best reflects our style, displaying the arc of gentleness to intensity that is a defining character of the album." As a whole, Gabbarein is a moving and powerful listening experience that transports audiences to the sublime Arctic setting of Norway’s Northern Territory, where the mystical appearance of a White Reindeer served as a spiritual guide during the recording process.

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