Spotlight Film Awards

January 11, 2020

Level Up
by Stephane Benini - France - 12 min.

Litefeet is a dance that was born in Harlem and the Bronx in the mid-’00s. Over the last few years it has been adopted and adapted city-wide. It’s spread internationally, to Paris and Tokyo where the Litefeet Nation run battles.t’s a proper self-sufficient culture of dancers, producers and DJs, teams like WAFFLE and community leaders who have created a vibrant and evolving world around impossibly wavy moves. And as ever, the dancers lead the way for new musical hybrids: like house, disco and jazz before it, this is music rooted in a rich conversation between feet and ears, dance floor and DJ booth, dancer and producer.

The Cheech
by Edward Tyndall - USA - 12 min.

Through the palette of the Los Tejanos art exhibit, The Cheech explores Cheech Marin’s lifelong advocacy of the Chicano Art Movement, and his journey to develop the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry. With original score by Grammy-Nominated musician El Dusty, The Cheech takes a fascinating look at a national icon’s love affair with art, and his incredible contribution to promote and preserve a vital part of American cultural identity.


The Unheard Tales of Extream Bling
by Fenell Wilkins- USA - 6 min.

Indie artist Extream Bling and his peers takes viewers down memory lane and shares the pros and cons about breaking into the music industry.


Saul’s 108th Story
by Joshua Carlon - USA - 6 min.

As a teenager in 1950 Brooklyn, all Saul wanted to do was hang out with his friends and go to the beach. Instead, he got roped into a dangerous new job, and Saul got in a little over his head.


Screens Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:50 PM

Blood & Teeth
by Daniel Fethke - USA - 10 min.

A short, character-driven documentary following the story of Brooklyn-based artist ann tbd. An artist, a tinkerer, and a parent, ann's work is at the very charged crossroads of corporeal identity, the vulnerability of the body, and how technology is used to question how we perceive ourselves.

Using blood, teeth, and even stomach acid as media for creation, ann's work opens up a novel space for interrogating the alienation felt by so many people who identify as “mixed.”


Shorts Five: Artists Corner

Join us Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Synchronicity Theatre for the Spotlight Film Awards, a showcase of the very best independent films of 2019.


Tapume
by Hugo Faraco - USA - 6 min.

Tapume in Portuguese means construction wall, and that's where Brazilian artist Luiz d'Orey finds the material for his collages. In this short film we follow his creative process from the streets to the studio and back to the streets.

Obit 35
by Marcus and Alex Scigliano - USA - 3 min.

An energetic look and celebration of the near-extinct process of 35mm film projection.




November 7 - 9, 2019 at Synchronicity Theatre

Inferno
by Patrick Fileti - Mexico - 16 min.

INFERNO delves into the heart and soul of Tultepec, Mexico - a town famous for its pyrotechnics industry. INFERNO is an explosive portrait of the lives of artisans and their families in the lead up to the festival of San Juan de Dios, when blazing revelry engulfs the town. Plunging head into the fire, INFERNO honours the spirit and passion of Tultepec’s community in celebrating life and death.