1. For Patrick, a tortilla chip started his moment of self-discovery. With exuberant dancing and magical passion he shares his inspiration and invites everyone to participate. Even his mother.

    "Momentum" explores the concept of spontaneous authenticity and the synopsis of body and soul... through tortilla chips and dance.

    Watch the Making-Of: vimeo.com/52760001
    Trailer: vimeo.com/48904769

    Directed, Edited and VFX by BORIS SEEWALD
    Starring PATRICK HANNA and SHOKO ITO
    Cinematography by GEORG SIMBENI
    Music by RALF HILDENBEUTEL

    Created at FILMARCHE BERLIN e.V.
    Produced by SEEWALD & HANNA UG

    AWARDS
    Cinedans Dioraphte Jury Award 2013 | The Netherlands
    UR Award for Best Short Film at the Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2013 | Sweden
    WDR Promotional Award at the Filmfest Münster 2013 | Germany
    Best Student Film Award at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2013 | USA
    Best Screendance Film up to 15 Minutes at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2013 | USA
    Best Experimental Short Film at the New Vision International Short Film Festival 2013 | Ukraine
    Best Student Film at the New York City Short Film Festival 2013 | USA
    Best Short Film at Snowdance Independant Film Festival 2014 | Germany
    Short Film of the Month February 2013 by the German Film and Media Evaluation Institute
    Certification Mark “Especially Valuable” from the German Film and Media Evaluation Institute
    1st Prize at the DanceFilmFestival Lucerne 2013 | Switzerland
    Best Experimental Film at the Open Eyes Filmfest 2013 | Germany
    2nd Prize Short Film at the Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2013 | Germany
    2nd Audience Award Shorts Attack 2014 | Germany
    3rd Prize Audience Award at the Kurzfilmnacht of the Filmkunstfest Schwerin 2013 | Germany
    3rd Prize Audience Award at the International Short Film Festival Bunter Hund 2013 | Germany
    Special Mention Award at Filmplus 2013 | Germany
    Special Mention Award at the Ahoi Filmfest 2013 | Germany
    Top 10 selected by the Jury at the Facade Video Festival 2013 | Bulgaria

    OFFICIAL SELECTIONS (Highlights)
    InShadow 2014 | Portugal
    New Visions Short Film Festival 2014 | China
    Loikka Dance Film Festival 2014 | Finland
    Dance on Camera 2014 | USA
    Kassel Dokfest 2013 | Germany
    Warsaw Film Festival 2013 | Poland
    Raindance Film Festival 2013 | United Kingdom
    Fresh Film Fest 2013 | Czech Republik
    Odense International Film Festival 2013 | Denmark
    Arkipel International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival 2013 | Indonesia
    Norsk Festival for Dans and Film 2013 | Norway
    Festival de Lima 2013 | Peru
    Kratkofil Plus 2013 | Bosnia and Herzegowina
    Guanajuato International Film Festival 2013 | Mexico
    Pineapple Underground Film Festival 2013 | Hong Kong
    Festival de Cine Alemán 2013 | Spain
    Dance Camera West 2013 | USA
    Norwich Film Festival 2013 | United Kingdom
    Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival 2013 | Serbia
    International Festival of Films on Art 2013 | Canada
    Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche 2013 | Germany

    REVIEWS
    "Shot in what could pass for a prison cell, Momentum, by Boris Seewald, delivers a highly original and side-splitting take on the transformative power of dance, using the filming and editing techniques of MTV-style music videos but with far more subtlety and imagination, and an irresistible streak of lunacy. Starting with a simple but hilarious premise involving a tortilla chip, the film celebrates the magnetic Patrick Hanna, a young dancer with a mischievous twinkle in his eye, who entices his middle-aged mother, played by Shoko Ito, into his surreal dance world."
    Huffington Post

    “Taking a simple story with a universal message and injecting it with energy and warmth, Seewald has created a short film bound to inspire and entertain its audience.”
    Short Of The Week

    “Momentum is not just an ode to dancing passion, it’s a way of life, a way of living every bit of it.
    Epic Short Films

    “The film is a fresh and surprising celebration of dance: the fun and enthusiasm radiate from there.”
    Cinedans – Dance on Screen

    “Inventive, original, honest, and witty, Momentum has great energy and refreshes the genre with youthful vigor. Seewald demonstrates a confident use of the film medium to convey the power and depth of the dance experience.”
    San Francisco Dance Film Festival

    “Boris Seewald [...] demonstrated that dance films can be hilariously entertaining.[...] It was so refreshing to see a dance film that wasn’t filled with drama and angst”
    Heather Desaulniers (Dance critic and PhD in dance history)

    “I really loved Momentum like a breath of un self-conscious fresh air.”
    Jon Harris – Editor (Snatch, 127 Hours, Kick-Ass, Trance)

    “What an engaging character! [...] incredibly polished and beautiful imagery.”
    Olivia Coleman – Actress

    © 2013 Boris Seewald

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  2. After finding a craigslist ad pronouncing the sale of over 2,000 pairs of salt and pepper shakers at a family estate sale director Keith Rivers was intrigued to dig deeper. Keith quickly found that the collection of salt and pepper shakers was a multi-decade old family tradition. After meeting the family Keith was given a treasure trove of old super 8 footage and upon review felt compelled to compile this short story documentary.

    Directed & Edited by Keith Rivers
    Cinematography by Ryan Frey
    Colorist is Chad Terpstra

    Shot on a RED Scarlet X with Lomo Anamorphic lenses, 5dmk2, and Super 8mm.

    Shortlisted:
    onescreen.org/

    Music:
    Consider purchasing "Blackwind" & "The Things You Do" by Patrick Watson:
    adventuresinyourownbackyard.com/
    Other song was "Lapis" by Cinematic Orchestra:
    itunes.apple.com/us/album/cinematic-orchestra-presents/id527221766

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  3. A duet, choreographed by the two dancers, Bennett Williams and Casey Olejar.
    Shot and edited by our own shay stifelman. (with guidance from the performers)

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    Directed by Milica Zec

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