Arts Partner: Downtown Urban Arts Festival
FILM @ Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) showcases the best in new short film from new and emerging independent filmmakers from United States and around the world.
Short films make up a unique medium, one that lends itself neatly to subtler scenes and visual experimentation. They also, not-so-coincidentally, carve out a space for voices often quelled in the world of big-budget blockbusters It provides the movie-loving public with access to bold, daring and innovative cinema. (Huffington Post)
Our mission is to promote and stimulate creation and innovation in the film industry and provide support, opportunities for new voices that otherwise might not have been heard. FILM believes that independent films broaden the palette of cinema, seeding the global culture with new ideas, kindling awareness and fostering activism.
FOR THE TIME BEING (44 min) GERMANY
Roman deals with alcohol and economical problems.The meeting with Mel will make him wonder about who he his and what he would like to change in his life.
Directed by Daniela Lucato
CAST: Crisjan Zöllner, Pascal Houdus, Daniela Lucato, Dela Dabulamanzi, Jade Samson Kerrac, Giovanni Morassutti, Andrea Marchitto, Katalin van Geem
CMD + CTRL (6 min) – UNITED KINGDOM
On a quiet evening at home a couple test prototype biohacking technology, unaware of the dangers it poses.
Directed by Daniel Sharp
CAST: Matt Harris, Whoopie van Raam
WATCH ME (9 min) USA
A young girl trapped in a cage of self-doubt finds the courage to break out into the unknown world around her to follow her dream of love.
Directed by Lesya Malskaya
CAST: Lyanka Gryu, Adam Boncz
UNDERGROUND (7 min) USA
An introspection of freedom, counter-culture and identity through the minds of raw battle b-boys in the Bay Area.
Directed by Jun Bae
**Please Note: Recommended for ages 16+**
Visit www.filmduaf.com for more info!
- May 16, 2019