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2022 CIFF Official
Short - Under 10 Minutes
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SMÄLTANDE

Joel Arthur Roxendal, Luuk Isidor Brantjes, Isak Stockås

Sweden

SMÄLTANDE is an homage to snow and our way of enjoying the snow until it disappears.

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The Aerial Vocalist

Autumn Melody Thomas

USA

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Step Off

Luke Morgan, Jake Morgan

Ireland

'Step Off' is a short film produced by Galway Community Circus with Morgan Creative, commissioned by Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. It focuses on the experience of an ordinary person achieving an extraordinary feat while finding confidence, hope and joy on a tightwire. The film was created with and performed by young Galway Community Circus artists, and incorporates themes of mental health, overcoming, hope, positivity and courage and includes poetry, imagery of wirewalking, music and iconic Galway landscapes.

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The Wilyabrup Project

Brenna Day

Australia

Above the waves, beneath the sky, against the rock. Moving against a staggering vertical cliff face, suspended above wild crashing ocean, two artists dance with the roaring wind and each-other in a celebration of human connection, our experience of nature and the vast wilderness that is the Wilyabrup sea cliffs. A choreographed performance of two bodies in gravity-defying motion tethered to the rockface, this vertical dance frames the artform against truly wild nature that shows the beauty, fragility and resilience of the human body and the environment. Filmed on Wadandi land in the south west of Western Australia.

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Tough Crowd

Charles Brockbank

United Kingdom

Tough Crowd’ follows the desperate journey of the juggler, as he ventures out in search of an audience. Exploring public space and circus in the virtual landscape, this short film finds humour in the complexities of the current climate. Born out of an ongoing project involving creating and filming a video every day for 6 months, it prompts the viewer to contemplate the cultural zeitgeist.

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Tony Falcon: Gleaming The Circle

Jonas Woolverton

USA

Tony Falcon, legendary 1980s skateboarder, sits down for a mockumentary interview to discuss his transition into becoming a cirque performer and creating the world’s first Cyr Wheel/Skateboard act in this comical micro-short film!

Image by Ernest Karchmit
VOID

Face First Company

Sweden

VOID is our way of expressing the impossible situation that the performing arts is currently in due to the pandemic. Closed theaters and empty stages. The opportunities to work and to create have been taken away from us.
As we are no longer allowed to gather a crowd during the day, we take hold and refuge in the night. We can’t stop. We will persist.

Image by Ernest Karchmit
Suspend Disaster

Olivier Normand

Canada

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