Turf Nation Director Jun Bae “The BART show is born out of the dancers’ necessity to express and survive”

We caught up with dancer and director Jun Bae of the phenomenal and award winning documentary short film TURF NATION. Congratulations on your film Turf Nation, for those who haven’t seen the film please tell us a little bit about it. Turfing is an Oakland-born dance form that combines roots in gang culture with elements of tutting, gliding and bone breaking; Turf Nation follows street … Continue reading Turf Nation Director Jun Bae “The BART show is born out of the dancers’ necessity to express and survive”

Kabelo Maaka and Dr Tshepo Maaka’s ‘3 Teaspoons of Sugar’ focuses on the complications of Diabetes

Kabelo Maaka and Dr Tshepo Maaka’s documentary short 3 Teaspoons of Sugar focuses on three individuals who share their experiences living with diabetes. This educational animation had its independent World Premiere on World Diabetes Day on November 14th 2019 and will be screening online as part of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in June. In a household where mealtime is a delightful feast full … Continue reading Kabelo Maaka and Dr Tshepo Maaka’s ‘3 Teaspoons of Sugar’ focuses on the complications of Diabetes

Mayan Engelman and Eliran Peled’s ‘Cinema Rex’ focuses on how the power of cinema can unite enemies and cultures

Selected for Annecy International Animated Film Festival Starring Maisa Abd Elhadi (The Angel) and Tsahi Halevi (Fauda) Mayan Engelman and Eliran Peled’s animation short Cinema Rex focuses on two kids who form a close friendship through their mutual love for cinema. Cinema Rex was actually a real cinema that was working between 1937-1939 in Jerusalem, one of the only businesses at the time that was … Continue reading Mayan Engelman and Eliran Peled’s ‘Cinema Rex’ focuses on how the power of cinema can unite enemies and cultures

Our Top Picks for Palm Springs International ShortFest 2020

Palm Springs International ShortFest never fails to select outstanding short films and due to Covid 19 this year the festival is screening online. These are what we feel are the standout shorts for 2020. KYLE LAURSEN’S JOSIAH We are blown away by the performance of Luke Forbes in Kyle Laursen’s Josiah, the film addresses stereotyping in Hollywood and it couldn’t be more timely. We hope … Continue reading Our Top Picks for Palm Springs International ShortFest 2020

Martin Winter’s and Sebastian Schmidl’s Day Release shares the story of a single incarcerated mother

Nominated for the Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes at Palm Springs International ShortFest  Martin Winter’s and Sebastian Schmidl’s Day Release shares a story of a young woman who is trying to do the best for her son whilst living behind bars. Day Release has won numerous high profile international film awards and has just been nominated for the Oscar-qualifying award at Palm Springs. Single mother Kathi receives day release from … Continue reading Martin Winter’s and Sebastian Schmidl’s Day Release shares the story of a single incarcerated mother