Bodies in Motion (PCFF Shorts Collection)

Director(s): Multiple
Country: Multi-national
Language: In English or no dialogue
Multiple Film Types | 2016-2018 | 70 min
Recommended for all ages (Parental Guidance: Appropriate for all ages.)

People express so much through their body language. Sometimes it’s planned like a dance, other times it’s a spontaneous reaction to an environment, or a protest to an injustice done. Be warned that after watching these films you might be inspired to “speak” a different body language. This reel includes a dance done completely underwater, a girl determined to be taught the art of wire walking, and a sloth that should never order ice cream again!

Film lineup is subject to change without notice.

Two friends with distinct personalities approach life differently: one is the calm, patient lake to the other’s swirling storm. Dance is the medium that brings them balance.
USA, 2018 / English / Lilian Manansala / 6 min / Live Action

Created by hundreds of pencils and hundreds of hands, “349” is an animated dance film that explores how people are connected to one another. First, a dance was videotaped. Then, over two years, 349 people each drew one frame of the animation. They were asked to “draw yourself and someone important to you.” The drawings were put in order to recreate the dance.
USA, 2016 / no dialogue / Kristen Lauth Shaeffer / 3 min / Animation

A Dreamer’s Melody
A trip to the movie theater sparks a passionate pursuit for a young girl and her shoes.
USA, 2018 / no dialogue / Kendra Ann Sherrill / 5 min / Live Action

American choreographer Jacob Jonas collaborates in this thoughtful new film with ILL-Abilities—a dance group representing the differently-abled community, basing the performance on the group’s mantra “No excuses, no limits.”
USA, 2018 / no dialogue / Jacob Jonas / 5 min / Live Action

Ama is a silent film that tells a story everyone can interpret in their own way based on their own experiences. There is no imposition, only suggestions. Dedicated to all the women of the world.
France, 2018 / no dialogue / Julie Gautier / 6 min / Live Action

From tree to tree a dog’s gotta do what a dog’s gotta do!
Germany, 2018 / no dialogue / Julia Ocker / 4 min / Animation

At the turn of the 20th century, at a boarding house in Paris, a young girl’s life is changed by the arrival of a mysterious man, whom she discovers is a wirewalker. Based on the much-loved Caldecott Medal-winning book.
France-UK, 2018 / English / Helen O’Hanlon / 28 min / Live Action

Some animals just aren’t meant to order ice cream!
Germany, 2017 / no dialogue / Julia Ocker / 4 min / Animation

The Theory of Sunset
Somebody needs to get the sun up in the morning! It will set just fine by itself but not before a cup of tea.
Russia, 2017 / no dialogue / Roma Sokolov / 9 min / Animation

Finding inspiration to dance is not difficult for this adolescent encountering an inflatable, dancing tube man.
USA, 2018 / no dialogue / Bryan Schlamm / 2 min / Live Action

A break dancer pushes himself to the limit and actually breaks up! Thankfully he’s able to collect his thoughts and his limbs.
Spain-USA, 2018 / no dialogue / Dawn Westlake / 4 min / Live Action and Animation